Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences - STAFF
Dr. EMAD AL-DUJAILI
Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry
B.Sc. Honours (Pharmaceutical and Biochemical Sciences)
Ph.D. Clinical Biochemistry (Endocrine) from Dept. of Chemical Pathology (Clinical Medicine), St. Bartholomew`s Hospital Medical School, University of London
PGC in professional Education, Queen Margaret University.
Before joining QMU, I have taken various posts in Academia and Industry in the UK and abroad. Duties included teaching, training, research, management and administration. At national and international conferences, I presented research papers on the physiology and biochemistry of the hypothalamic adrenal axis, production of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies against steroids, development of immunoassays for the estimation of steroids and polypeptide hormones, effect of certain food constituents and exercise on androgens and glucocorticoids levels in men and women. I have published many papers in the field of immunoassay developments, production of antibodies, hypertension, adrenal pathophysiology, control of adrenal steroidogenesis and effect of various polyphenols antioxidants on body composition and cardiovascular risk. I have ongoing collaborative research projects in the fields of Nutrition and metabolism, Rowett Institute, Aberdeen University, Molecular Biology, Centres for Cardiovascular and Reproductive Biology Units Edinburgh University, and School of Psychology at Aberdeen and St. Andrews Universities.
My research interests are:
- Plant polyphenols and Antioxidants ( Fruit juices, GCBE, red wine and Resveratrol, Green tea, Nuts .etc) in the prevention of contemporary diseases (Hypertension, Obesity, Diabetes, Metabolic syndrome and CVD).
- Effect of Diet (macro and micro-nutrients) and exercise on body composition and steroid hormones production and metabolism.
- Measurement of steroid hormones in biological samples and assessing stress response (salivary Cortisol measurement).
- Optimization and validation of ELISA techniques to measure steroid hormones in biological fluids.