مركز البحث العلمي

مركز البحث العلمي
Al-Qasemi Research Center (QRC) was launched in 2008. The main emphasis of the Center is to foster high-level research in Biology and Chemistry. A highly interdisciplinary scientific investigation at QRC is based on intensive collaboration between biologists, chemists, and computer scientists. QRC hired highly trained personnel with cutting-edge technologies to conduct basic and applied research in the fields of Cell Biology, Virology, Medicinal plants, Microbiology, Chemistry and Chemo-informatics sciences. In addition researchers at QRC are engage in collaborative initiatives, such as developing of medicinal plants based drugs. Although our research center is young, we were able to publish more than 20 pre-reviewed original papers and reviews as well as 5 chapter books within two years! QRC is an integral part of the Al-Qasemi Academic College. Al-Qasemi’s vision is to create an academic environment which facilitates and fosters both high quality intellectual achievement, and a culture of dialogue between religions, cultures, and traditions.
  • The main research goals are:
  • Inflammation and Medicinal plants – Prof. Bashar Saad
  • Diabetes type II - novel anti-diabetic drugs from medicinal plants – Dr. Hilal Zaid
  • Drug Discovery Informatics - Prof. Anwar Rayan
  • Virology and molecular genetics - Prof. Mouhammad Zidan
  • Microbiology- Dr. Mahmoud Masalha
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Prof. Bashar Saad

    • In vitro evaluations of safety and efficacy of herbal-based medicines. In particular, anti-inflammatory, psoriasis, acne, and anticancer properties of medicinal plants.
    • Creation of 3D in vitro test systems.

Prof. Mouhammad Zeidan

    • The effect of medicinal plant extracts on gene expression in in-vitro cell systems.
    • Modern and innovative methods for diagnosis of plant and Animal Pathogens: The emphasis on Using Isothermal amplification methods and array DNA hybridization for multi target detection.
    • Etiology and genetics of Viroid diseases in plants.
    • Looking for new Ways to Control plant pathogens by Chemical and Biotic-agents.
    • Expression of genes for biotech industries.
    • Genetics of Virus-Vector interactions: determine the role of viral and insect genes.
    • Application of Modern molecular tools for the diagnosis of multi-factorial diseases among the Arab population.

Dr. Hilal Zaid

    •  Screening  the effect of diverse potential therapeutic plants extracts sensitizing Insulin action.
    •  Screening  the effect of potential therapeutic plants on insulin resistant treatment. Testing weather specific medicinal plants extracts increase GLUT4 translocation to the plasma membrane and hence increase glucose uptake.
    • Identifing the cellular target of the effective plant extract, e.g. proteins involved in the insulin action pathway.
    • Identifying the active fraction/molecule of the plant(s) extract.


Prof. Anwar Rayan
The laboratory of drug discovery informatics develops/employs algorithms and computer techniques for drug design and structural/functional biology studies. We are focused on sequence-structural analysis of proteins, protein-protein/ protein-ligand interactions and ADME/Tox predictions. All project lines are characterized either by own verification or by close cooperation with experimental partners within the Qasemi Research Center, Academy and/or Industry to ensure a closed loop between theoretically derived model and experimental proof. Such strategy is an important prerequisite for success.

  • Prof. Michael Silbermann: Executive Director, Middle East Cancer Consortium
  • Dr. Omar Said: Antaki Center for Herbal Medicine Ltd. Kfar Kana, Israel
  • Prof. Yoram Milner: Skin Biochemistry, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  • Department of Biology and Biotecnology, the Arab American University Jenin
  • Dr. Walid Albasha: Faculty of Medicin, An-Najah University Nablus
  • Prof. Pierre Hadad, Department of Pharmacology and Montreal Diabetes Research Center, Montreal University, Canada
  • Prof. Amira Klip, Cell Biology Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
  • Prof. Amiram Goldblum, Molecular Modeling and Drug Design Lab and the Alex Grass Center for Drug Design and Synthesis, Institute of Drug Research, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 91120
  • Prof. Salvatore Guccione, Department of Chemical Sciences- University of Catania- V.le A. Doria 6, I-95125 Catania, Italy
  • Prof. Abd Al-Roof Higazi , head of Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem
  • Dr. Ahmed Nasser, Institute of Soils, Water and Environmental Sciences, ARO, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 50-250
  • RAND Biotechnologies LTD

Address: Al-Qasemi, Academic College Of Education, P.O.B 124, Baqa El-Garbiah 30100
Tel: 972-4-6286761
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