Ziad Fajloun was born in Markabta, Lebanon, in 1975. He received his Ph.D. degree in Neurobiology in 2001 and his diploma of accreditation to direct scientific research (HDR) in Neurobiology/Biochemistry in 2005 from Aix-Marseille II University. He is currently Professor of Biochemistry / Pharmacology at the Lebanese University and Member of the Scientific and Administrative Boards of the Azm Center for Biotechnology Research and Applications. He is also Honorary Professor at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) and Antonine University (UPA). Professor Fajloun’s research program has centered on the study of bioactive molecules extracted or synthesized for therapeutic purposes and/or pharmaceutical application. His specific interest is the examination of interactions between the ligand (animal toxin) and membrane proteins (ion channel) associated with higher human neurology function. Indeed, he has developed a specific expertise on the structural determinants of animal toxins that control their activity on ion channels. Author of more than 25 publications and in charge of the management of several patents.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2012