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Karim Raafat


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Pharmaceutical Sciences Department


k.raafat@bau.edu.lb


01 300110 Ex: 2743


Beirut


Karim Raafat

Associate Professor of Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy


Dr. Karim received his PhD from German University in Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt, in 2010 under the channel system and joint supervision scheme between German University in Cairo and Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany).
Currently, Dr. Karim is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Beirut Arab University and a coordinator of the Institutional Review Board.
He worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biotechnology in German University, Egypt.
He is also a visiting scientist to Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Germany.
Dr. Karim investigated the pharmacological effects of natural polyphenolics isolated from various medicinal plants. He is also involved in the development of drugs that are currently in clinical trials for treatment of diabetes and stiff baby syndrome.
Dr. Karim published more than thirty peer reviewed journal articles and presentations in scientific conferences. His publications reflect his research interests in Phytotherapy.
He was honored several national and international awards.

Teaching

Research

Research Interest:
Drug discovery: Following bioactivity directed fractionation of medicinal marine organisms and plants.
• Natural Products Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology.
• Diabetes and related complications.
• Isolation and structural elucidation of new natural compounds of promising biological activity applying the conventional method of chromatographic analysis and new techniques of spectroscopy.
• Ligand gated ion channelopathies (wild and mutants).
• Hereditary neuronal diseases.
• Isolation and structural elucidation of biologically active polyphenolics and Saponins.
• Quality control of herbal drugs (HPLC, LC-MS, MS and NMR).
• Plant and Marine Biotechnology affecting Proliferation and Differentiation of Stem Cells.

Recent publications:
PATENTS:
1. H.-G. Breitinger, U. Breitinger, D. Youssef, Karim Raafat and L. Youssef "Extracts from sponge Amorphinopsis species and their use for treatment of various disorders". Brit. UK Pat. Appl. (2013), GB 2500423 A 20130925” GENEVA, Patent No. WO/2013/140364 (WO2013140364 A1) was published on September 2013


BOOKS:

  1. Karim Raafat."The Top 100 Phytoremedies and Caregiving". Dar Al-Nahda Al-Arabia, Beirut. ISBN: 614-442-540-4. DOI: 10.13140/ RG.2.1. 309 6.5527. January 2016.
  2. Karim Raafat."Natural Care Cosmetics". Dar Al-Nahda Al-Arabia, Beirut. ISBN: 978-614-442-549-0. December 2016

BOOK CHAPTERS:

F. Saleh, N. El-Darra, and Karim Raafat "Red sour cherry for the treatment of diabetes mellitus". Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes 2nd Edition. El-Sevier, France. ISBN: 99780128138229. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813822-9.00033-3 January 2019

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS:

  1. Karim Raafat, Nada Darra, Fatima Saleh, Hiba Rajha, and Nicolas Louka “Infrared-assisted extraction and HPLC-analysis of Prunus Armeniaca L. pomace and detoxified-kernel and their antidiabetic effects” Journal of Phytochemical Analysis, August 2017 (Impact Factor = 2.3) DOI:10.1002/pca.2723.
  2. Karim Raafat, Mario Wurglics and Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz “Prunella vulgaris L. active components and their hypoglycemic and antinociceptive effects in alloxan-induced diabetic mice" Journal of Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, September 2016 (Impact Factor = 3.5) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopha.2016.09.095.
  3. Karim Raafat and Mario Wurglics “Phytochemical analysis of Ficus carica L. active compounds possessing anticonvulsant activity" Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, January 2018 (Impact Factor = 2.2).
  4. Karim Raafat and Abdalla El-Lakany “Phytochemical and Antinociceptive Investigations of Anemone coronaria Active Part Ameliorating Diabetic Neuropathy Pain” Planta Medica (international – open access), November 2017 (Impact Factor = 2.4).

Activities

A) Orally presented and participated in BAU OPEN HOUSE 2016, Beirut, Lebanon, February 2016.
B) Attended: "Interactive Student Learning System" Workshop. Faculty of Pharmacy. Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon. October, 2015.
C) Attended: "Turnitin Workshop". Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon. September, 2015.
D) Attended: "Virtual Patient Learning in Medical Education" Workshop. Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon. August, 2015.
E) Consultant and expert at the Lebanese Council for Higher Education in the Technical Committee of the specialized programs. Beirut, Lebanon. September, 2015.


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Awards

• UNESCO Research Project Funding Award "MAPPING OF ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT MEA PLANT SPECIES IN JABAL MOUSSA RESERVE", 2014. UNESCO, LEBANON.
• Research Funding Award TO DR. KARIM M. RAAFAT, 2014. BEIRUT ARAB UNIVERSITY (BAU), LEBANON.
• Research Funding Award TO DR. KARIM M. RAAFAT, 2014. INTEGRATED PHARMA SOLUTIONS ( IPS) HOLDING, LEBANON.
• Research Funding Award TO DR. KARIM M. RAAFAT, 2013. INTEGRATED PHARMA SOLUTIONS ( IPS) HOLDING, LEBANON.
• Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Grant to Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Breitinger (HGB) and Dr. Ahmed Ihab, 2010-2013, Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF), Egypt.
• Awarded GUC/DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Ph.D. Channel Scholarship to Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany (July, 2009).

• Investigator research grant to HGB, 2008-2010, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany.