Junior Research Team supervised by Dr. Karim Raafat, Associate Professor of Phytochemistry – Faculty of Pharmacy – Beirut Arab University, has participated in the First Italian - Lebanese Science Forum at AUB “Global Science” which is organized by The Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science- LAAS and the American University in Beirut-AUB, and in Partnership with The University of Palermo, Italy. The JRT students that attended the forum where; Doha Masri (5th level), Joulana Jalloul (4th  level), Nourhan Mobasher (4th  level), and Sara Mohammed (2nd  level). The JRT participated with a poster entitled: “ Phytochemical & Biological potentials of Rheum ribes”. Fruitful discussions and positive feedback were received.

The Meeting is a forum for researchers to meet and exchange knowledge and expertise. It is also a platform of interaction and networking among the participants, promoting collaborations between different institutions.


Promoting cross-pollination of ideas by connecting researchers from different backgrounds is the fundamental reason of the “First Italian-Lebanese Science Day”. It exemplifies the diversity of our scope.


More than 500 Lebanese and foreign researchers participate in this meeting by submitting 170 summaries of their research for oral presentation or poster display. In addition, the meeting encourages addressing national and international issues, such as the transfer and assessment of new technologies, the inter-universities cooperation, the university-industry cooperation, as well as education and research experiences related to innovative technologies in relation to Medical, Health and Biological sciences.


Special thanks for Dr. Karim Raafat for his endless valuable assistance in all aspects, and for honorable Prof. Abdalla El-Lakany, Dean Faculty of Pharmacy, and Prof. Maha Aboul Ela, Pharmaceutical Sciences Department Head, for their endless support.