In less than two months, the Bioactive Molecules Research Laboratory, one of the most important national scientific and research laboratories for studying the effectiveness of natural materials won two local and international awards.
Dr. Riham Gharib of the Lebanese University - Faculty of Sciences (Bioactive Molecules Research Laboratory) received the prize for the best short presentation of a scientific research entitled "Eucalyptol in delivery systems based on cyclodextrins and liposomes". The event was held in Albena, Bulgaria, between May 28 and June 1, 2019 on the 4th International Conference on Natural Products Utilization: From Plants to Pharmacy Shelf.
During the conference, which featured more than 350 scientific studies with the participation of experts from 50 countries, Riham Gharib (PhD in Biochemistry from the Lebanese University - DEST and the University of Lyon-1 in France) won the best presentation for the research on packaging highly volatile bioactive substances in nanoparticles: application to eucalyptol.
The laboratory member, Ghinwa Nasr (PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Lyon-1 in France), also received an award at the First Italian-Lebanese Science Day for the best scientific study in chemistry entitled "Packaging of biological materials: Cyclodextrins extracting lipid membrane components from DPPC liposomes: effect of cholesterol and cyclodextrin type”. The event was organized at the American University of Beirut (AUB) on April 12, 2019, during which 180 scientific studies were presented.
The Bioactive Molecules Research Laboratory is characterized by its abundance of production, where the publications exceeded eighty in international scientific journals and the scientific results thereof have been adopted in more than 1,000 specialized references. It was founded in 2008, and includes distinguished professors, researchers and PhD students in addition to its Director & Founder, Prof. Hélène Greige.
It is noted that Dr. Greige supervised the work of Dr. Reham Gharib, and Dr. Natalie Khreich supervised the dissertation of the student Ghinwa Nasr.