Dr. Emilia Oueis
Dr. emilia oueis Assistant Professor Chemistry

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


Dr Oueis joined Khalifa University as an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry in 2022. She 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, working on a medicinal chemistry project. This was followed by a postdoctoral appointment 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. After that, she worked on natural product discovery and antiinfectives with Professor Dr Rolf Müller at the Helmholtz Institute of Pharmaceutical Research Saarland. 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
  • Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center

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

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dr Ashif Shaikh Postdoctoral Fellow
Ms Maryam Salem Farag Ba Dhafari Senior UG student (2022-2023)
Mr Mohammed Khalid Dawood Al-Dulaimi Senior UG student (2022-2023)
Ms Esraa Yousef Ahmad Senior UG student (2023-2024)
Ms Bayan Moetaz Bazbouz Senior UG student (2023-2024)

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.