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Assala Al Samad

Assala Al Samad

Postdoc in Molecular Biology and Polymer Chemistry
London, Greater London


About Assala Al Samad:

A dedicated and challenge-driven scientist with a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and 3 years and 8 months of experience in Molecular Biology. Skilled in nucleic acid modifications, purifications, and expressions, as well as polymer synthesis, characterizations, and drug delivery system formulations. International experience and excellent social competence, team spirit, and communication. 


March 2022-present, Booth Group, Chemistry Department, University College London, UK.

Postdoctoral fellow

Participated in setting up a new lab.

Project management and supervision of graduate students.

Leading research project on the design of temperature-controlled DNA.

June 2019-February 2022, Booth Group, Chemistry Department, University of Oxford, UK.

Postdoctoral fellow

Leading research project on the design of temperature-controlled DNA.

April 2018- April 2019 Polymers Biopolymers Surface, INSA Rouen, France.

Postdoctoral fellow

Led a research project on the development and characterization of stimuli-sensitive mixed polymeric micelles.

October 2016- October 2017 Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules, Liège, Belgium

Postdoctoral fellow

Led a research project on the synthesis of polymers by multicomponent reactions. 


May 2013- September 2016 University Montpellier, Montpellier, France, and Lebanese University, Lebanon

Ph.D. thesis 

Led a research project on the photochemical modifications of biodegradable polymers for biomedical applications. 

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