Dr. Emilia Oueis
Dr. emilia oueis Assistant Professor Chemistry

Contact Information
emilia.oueis@ku.ac.ae 0097123125442



Dr Oueis obtained her BSc in chemistry from the Lebanese university before completing her MSc in organic synthesis from the University of Grenoble, France, during which she was the recipient of the Joseph Fourier Pre-doctoral scholarship. She graduated with a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Rouen in France with high distinction with a regional scholarship. As a doctoral candidate working on a medicinal chemistry project, she worked in the Bioorganic chemistry team of the COBRA lab at the Institute of Fine Organic Chemistry Research (IRCOF) and was a part-time lecturer for two years. Her first postdoctoral appointment was at the University of St Andrews in Scotland working in the group of Professor James Naismith FRS, where she developed her interest in peptides as therapeutics. She worked on the synthesis of non-natural hybrid peptides and their modification using biotransformation reactions in vitro. She later moved to Germany to conduct research at the Helmholtz Institute of Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, working on natural product discovery and antiinfectives with Professor Dr Rolf Müller. Before joining Khalifa University in January 2022, she was research faculty and part-time lecturer at the Lebanese American University. Her current research interests revolve around the discovery and synthesis of novel antiinfectives.


  • PhD, University of Rouen, France
  • MSc, University of Grenoble, France
  • BSc, Lebanese University, Lebanon

  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Organic synthesis
  • General chemistry

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers

Research Interests
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Anti-infectives
  • Peptide chemistry
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Natural products
  • Synthetic biology

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Ms Maryam Salem Farag Ba Dhafari Senior UG student (2022-2023)
Mr Mohammed Khalid Dawood Al-Dulaimi Senior UG student (2022-2023)

For interested PhD students, please check the PhD in chemistry program at KU (https://www.ku.ac.ae/program/phd-in-chemistry), the submission requirements, and deadlines for each round (https://www.ku.ac.ae/graduate-admissions) and submit your application.