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Expert in Natural Products, Polyphenols, Antioxidants, Food Organoleptic Properties, Analytical Chemistry.

Expert ID: 729535 Morocco

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Expert obtained his Ph. D. in organic chemistry in 1997. He followed post-docs at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA Montpellier and Versailles). His research focuses on medicinal plants, natural products, especially polyphenols and their role in food technology, their organoleptic properties and their beneficial effects for human health. His research on medicinal plants focuses on extraction, isolation and structural elucidation of natural products pertaining to different family (essential oils, polyphenols, iridoids, ...). His research on polyphenols concerns also the transformations that such compounds could suffer during manufacturing, storage and ageing. The reactions responsible of these transformations has been investigated and the newly formed compounds were isolated, identified and theis effects of the newly formed compounds on the organolepti properties of foods has been discussed. Expert has published many research papers and he is a reviewer for various international scientific journals.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: PhD Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Rabat University
Year: 1990 Degree: MS Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Ecole Normale Supérieure, Rabat (Rabat Normal School)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: Teaching and Research; Head of the Department of Chemistry
Years: 1997 to 2001 Employer: Normal School, Rabat University Title: Associate Professor Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: Teaching and Research
Years: 1990 to 1997 Employer: Normal School, Rabat University Title: Assistant Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: Teaching and Research

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2010 to Present Agency: University of Sfax, Tunisia Role: Invited Lecturer Description: He was invited to give conferences on the role of polyphenols and their role

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2010 to 2010 Country / Region: Tunisia Summary: Invited lecturer to the 6th education school entitled "Physico-chemical analysis methods and food toxicology" organized by Sfax University Tunisia. February 2010.
Years: to Present Country / Region: France Summary:

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Reviewer for many international scientific journals. Editorial Board Member of many scientific journals.
Publications and Patents Summary
Has more than 50 publications in various scientific journals.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Invited lecturer to the 6th education school entitled "Physico-chemical analysis methods and food toxicology" organized by Sfax University Tunisia. February 2010.
Other Relevant Experience
Research Competence: Expertise in synthesis of natural bioactive molecules.
Dexterous in isolation and characterization of natural bioactive molecules.
Endured in minor natural products purification.
Familiar with HPLC and related chromatographic techniques.
Adept in analyzing spectral data like 1H, 13C, 2D NMR (COSY, NOESY, HMBC and HMQC), IR and MS (ESI-MS, Tandem MS-MS, Maldi-Tof MS).
Design and synthesis of biologically active compounds.
Development of synthetic methodologies for natural/modified compounds synthesis.
Isolation and characterization of naturally occurring bio-active compounds, hemisynthesis of isolated natural products for the confirmation of their chemical structures, transformations of natural products into their novel derivatives.
Isolation of novel compounds (polyphenols, iridoids, phenylethanoids) from Moroccan plants.
Development of regio- and stereoselective methodologies for modified polyphenols synthesis.
Development of thioacidolysis method for structural elucidation of bridged flavanols.
Capable of both collaborative and independent research.
Possession of good communication and management skills.

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