Zehra Edis

Zehra Edis

Assistant Professor
Ext: 6137

Dr. Zehra Edis Born in Cologne, Germany. Education: 1. Vordiplom (BSc) at the University of Cologne, Germany. 2. Diplom (MSc) at the University of Cologne. „Investigations on the Synthesis of Fluororganogallium-Compounds“. 3. Ph.D. at the University of Cologne, Germany. „Polyiodides of 12-Crown-4 Complexes with Alkali cations“. Available at www.ub.uni-koeln.de/ediss/archiv/1999/11v3508.pdf. Ph.D with Scholarship of the Graduiertenkolleg „Classification of phase transitions in crystalline compounds on account of structural and physical anomalies“. Degrees BSc, MSc and Ph.D. with (magna cum laude) "Excellent" in Chemistry from the University of Cologne, Germany. Assistant Professor in Ajman University, UAE, since February 2014. Research Interests: 1. Principal Investigator in Research grant from AU Graduate and Research Studies: Received the Research Grant of Ajman University with the Number 2017-A-PH-04 for October 2017-September 2018. Research Title:Antibacterial, antifungal activity of Polyiodides of Cupric iodide and Alkalimetaliodides MI (M=Li, Na, K) with crown ethers on Escherichia coli, Streptococcus pyogenes, Enterococcus faecalis, Bacillus subtilis, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Candida albicans mediated by DNA and membrane damage. 2. Antimicrobial activity of 12-crown-4 polyiodides with MI (M=Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Cu). 3. Antimicrobial activity of Copper Iodide Nanoparticles and Polyiodides with polymers. 4. Antibacterial activity of Polyiodides of Cupric iodide and Alkalimetaliodides MI (M=Li, Na, K) on E-Coli mediated by DNA and membrane damage. 5. Vitamin D Deficiency.

Education
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany, 1999
  • MSc. in Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany, 1997
  • BSc. in Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany, 1992
Experience
  • Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ajman University, UAE, since February 2014
  • Part-Time-Lecturer, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ajman University, UAE, 13 years
  • Part-Time-Lecturer, Chemistry Department, Sharjah University, UAE, 4 years
  • Scientific employee, Process- and Quality control, Akzo Nobel Chemicals, Germany, 2 years
  • Scientific employee, Inorganic Chemistry Department, Cologne University, Germany, 1 year
  • German Teacher Trainee, Goethe Institute, UAE, 2 months
  • Trainee "Conductivity studies on Baytron P", Research Department, Bayer AG, Germany, 2 months
Teaching Area
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry for Engineers
  • General Chemistry for Dentistry
  • General Chemistry for Health Sciences
Research
  • Antimicrobial activity of Copper iodide Nanoparticles with Polyiodides and Polymers
  • Antimicrobial activity of 12-crown-4 Polyiodides with metal iodides MI (MI=Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Cu)
  • Antibacterial activity of Polyiodides of Cupric iodide and Alkalimetaliodides MI (M=Li, Na, K) on E-Coli mediated by DNA and membrane damage.
  • Vitamin D deficiency
Publications
  • Al-Ani, M. A., Hassan, N., Edis, Z., Bloukh, S. H., Shahwan, M. Common Health Complaint Reported by Students according to Specialization and Gender Regarding Self-Medication at Ajman University. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research, 2017, 4(3), p. 137-140.
  • Al-Ani, M. A., Hassan, N., Edis, Z., Bloukh, S. H., Shahwan, M. Prevalence of Self-Medication among Medical and Non-Medical Students at Ajman University. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research, 2017, 4(3), p. 141-144.
  • Al-Ani, M. A., Hassan, N., Edis, Z., Bloukh, S. H., Shahwan, M. Common Adverse Effects Due to Self-Medication. International Journal of Research, 2016 [S.l.], v. 3, n. 04, p. 380-385.
  • EDIS, Zehra; BLOUKH, Samir Haj. Vitamin D Deficiency- Main Factors Affecting The Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D ([25(Oh)D]) Status And Treatment Options. International Journal of Research, 2016 [S.l.], v. 3, n. 01, p. 197-211, jan. 2016. ISSN 2348-6848. Available at: .
  • Edis, Z., Bloukh, S., Preparation, Structural and Spectroscopic Characterization of Triiodides [M(12-Crown-4)2]I3 with M=Na and Rb; Z. Naturforsch. 2014, 69b, 995-1002.
  • Edis, Z., Bloukh, S., Preparation, Structural and Spectroscopical Characterization of a Pentaiodide [Rb(12-Crown-4)2]I5; Z. Naturforsch. 2013, 68b,1340-1346.
  • Z. Edis, K.-F. Tebbe, T. Gilles „On Polyiodides of complex cations with 12-crown-4 as ligand“, ECM-18, European Crystallographic Meeting, IUCr, Prag 15.-20. August, 1998, Bulletin of the Czech and Slovak Crystallographic Association, Vol. 5, special issue B, ECM-18 posters - abstracts, C5-P12, 345, 1998.
Conference Presentation
  • Z. Edis, K.-F. Tebbe, T. Gilles „On Polyiodides of complex cations with 12-crown-4 as ligand“, ECM-18, European Crystallographic Meeting, IUCr, Prag 15.-20. August, 1998, Bulletin of the Czech and Slovak Crystallographic Association, Vol. 5, special issue B, ECM-18 posters - abstracts, C5-P12, 345, 1998.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • American Chemical Society member since 2017
  • Award Scholarship of the Graduiertenkolleg „Classification of phase transitions in crystalline compounds on account of structural and physical anomalies“
  • Accrediation and Assessment Committee COPHS, Ajman University, UAE, 1 year
  • Curriculum Committee, COPHS, Ajman University, UAE, since 2017
  • Nutrition Committee COPHS, Ajman University, UAE, since 2017
  • Head of Library Committee COPHS, Ajman University, UAE, since 2015
  • Head of organizing Committee "Vitamin D Deficiency" Day, COPHS, Ajman University, UAE, 1 year (2016)
  • Speaker and Organizing Committee Member, Asthma-International Conference on Asthma-Improving Lung Health in UAE, 09-10 May 2016
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