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Boukhatem Mohamed Nadjib

Life and Natural Science
Aachen University of Technology


Dr. Nadjib is currently working as an Associate Professor of Biology (Plant Biotechnology), Department of Biology and Cell Physiology, Faculty of Life and Natural Science, University of Blida 1, Blida, Algeria.  PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 2010-2014: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biology (Plant Biotechnology), Department of Natural Sciences, High Normal School-Kouba, Algiers, Algeria. Title: Potential application of rose-scented geranium as nutraceutical food preservative. Supervisor: Professor A. Kameli. 2006-2010: Master of Science (MSc) in Biology (Plant Biotechnology). Department of Biology, University of Blida. 1999-2004: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology (Food Control and Analysis). Department of Biology, University of Blida, Algeria.  PUBLICATIONS:  1.Boukhatem MN, Hamaidi MS, Saidi F, Hakim Y. (2010). Extraction, composition and Valorisation of geranium hydrosol (aromatic water) in dermopharmacy. Nature & Technologie 2, 59- 64. ISSN : 1112-9778) ; Edition Université de Chlef.  2.Boukhatem MN, Kameli A, Ferhat MA, Saidi F, Mekarnia M. (2013). Rose geranium essential oil as a source of new and safe anti-inflammatory drugs. Libyan Journal of Medicine 2013, 8: 22520. Co-Action Publishing. 3.11.    Boukhatem MN, Ferhat MA, Hadj Mohamed R, Lalaoui N. (2015). Prevalence and antibiotic resistance of staphylococci isolated from Kolea Hospital (Algeria). Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 7(2), 260-270.

Research Interest

-Aromatic compounds -Investigation of medicinal and food plants focused to the isolation, structural elucidation of secondary metabolites and evaluation of their biological activities;  -Isolation of new lead compounds with pharmaceutical, agrochemical, nutraceutical and cosmetic interest from natural sources (aromatic and medicinal plants) originated from Mediterranean and global biodiversity. -Identification and structure elucidation of natural products using state-of-the-art spectroscopic techniques. -Developent of analytical strategies for the quali-quantitative determination of secondary metabolites in plant extract and herbal products. -Green Chemistry and large-scale extraction of high added value natural products. -In vitro and in vivo evaluation of traditional Algerian Medicinal Plants. -Complementary therapy (including herbal medicine and aromatherapy) and potential applications in modern pharmacy practice as part of integrative therapy. -Investigation and identifying pro-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic promoting components’ extracts or isolated compounds from medicinal, cosmetic and edible plants. -Evaluation and detection of biologically active components and potential drug and/or disease interaction of folk medicine remedies.

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