Emad Al-Dujaili was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He received his B.S. degree with honors in pharmaceutical and biochemical sciences from University of Baghdad, Iraq, and his Ph.D. degree in clinical biochemistry, Department of Clinical Medicine, St. Bartholomew`s Hospital Medical School, University of London. He received the P.G.C. degree in professional education, Queen Margaret University, in 2005. He has taken various posts in Academia and Industry in the UK and abroad. From 1980 to 1985, he served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, then as a Project Leader, UK. From 1990 to 1994, he worked as the Dean at the Training and Education Institute, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, then as the Head of Biochemistry and Microbiology Department, Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan. Since then, he has been carrying out research projects at Queen Margaret and Edinburgh Universities as a Senior Lecturer in the fields of biochemistry, endocrinology and nutrition. He is a Member of the British Endocrine Society, British Drug for Sport and Steroid Groups, and the European Society of Endocrinology. His research interests include control mechanisms of adrenocortical steroidogenesis and physiology and pathophysiology of the HPA axis, plant polyphenols and antioxidants in the prevention of contemporary diseases (e.g., hypertension, obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and CVD), effect of diet (macro- and micronutrients) 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.
Biography Updated on 23 January 2011