Tareq Abuizneid, Ph.D

Head, Pharmaceutical Sciences Department

Al Ain Campus


Research Interests

Investigation of biological active natural products

  • Isolation and separations of natural compounds
  • Identifications using NMR, MS and IR

Synthetic Organic Chemistry

  • Organic synthesis of bioactive carbohydrate-based molecules.
  • Biological evaluations of the target compounds.
  • Routine use of the NMR, HPLC, MS and IR.

Molecular Modelling and Drug Design

  • Using computer modelling for investigation drug-protein binding

Analytical Chemistry (Drug Analysis)


Selected Publications

T. Abu-Izneid*a, A. Rauf*b, M. I. S. Muhammad Saleemc, Abdelhadya,e, P. Nathalief, D. Munjed M. Ibrahim a, Mansoura,h S. Pateli,, Urease Inhibitory Potential of Extracts and Active Phytochemicals of Hypochaeris radicata (Asteraceae), Natural Product Research, Published, April 2018, IF1.88


T. Abu-Izneid*a, A. Rauf*b, S.U.A. Shahc, A. Wadoodd, M. I. S. Abdelhadya,e, P. Nathalief, D. Célineg, N. Mansoura,h S. Pateli,, In vivo study on analgesic, muscle-relaxant activity, sedative activity of extracts of Hypochaeris radicata and 2 in silico evaluation of hypochoeris glucoside and guaiane-type sequiterpene, Biomed Research International, Published, IF2.60


Abdul Wadood,*, Aamir Mehmooda, Huma Khana, Muhammad Ilyasb, Ayaz Ahmadc, Mohammed Alarjahd, Tareq Abdu-Izneid,* Epitopes based drug design for dengue virus envelope protein: A computational approach, Computational Biology and Chemistry 71 (2017) 152–160


Haroon Khan1,*, Sumaira Khattak1, Mohammad S. Mubarak2, Tareq Abu-Izneidand Mohammad A. Kamal, Antidepressant Potential of Peptides: New Insights as Future Therapeutic, CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets, 2017, 16, Review Article, (IF: 2.50).


Abdur Rauf* Taibi Ben Hadda, Seema Patel, Saud Bawazeer, Tareq Abu-Izneid, and Bashir Ahmad, Identification and Structural Elucidation, and Antioxidant Potential of New Compounds from Diospyros lotus, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, Vol. 53, No. 5, September, 2017 (IF 1.3)


Rauf A.; Abu-Izneid T etc Manuscript accepted; "Sedative-hypnotic like effect and molecular docking of Di-naphthodiospyrol from Diospyros lotus in animal model" (Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 88 (2017) 109–113 IF 2.32) Jan, 2017



Mumtaz Ali, Abdur Rauf, Taibi Ben Hadda, Tareq Abu-Izneid et al.; Mechanisms Underlying Anti-hyperalgesic Properties of Kaempferol-3,7-di-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside Isolated from Dryopteris cycadina (Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, Sep 2016, Volume 16 (E-pub ahead of print) IF 3.1)


Megan Walsh1, Stefano Fais, Enrico Pierluigi Spugnini, Ziad Omran, Tareq Abu Izneid, Paula Williams, Salvador Harguindey , Cinzia Allegrucci1,* and Cyril Rauch1; Manuscript submitted Proton Pump Inhibitors for the treatment of cancer in companion animals (J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2015; 34(1): 93. IF 4.43)


Novak, T. Abu-Izneid Electronic structure and stability of some silicon compounds, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 491, Issues 4–6, Pages 136–139, IF 2.34


I. Novak, T. Abu-Izneid, Electronic structure and stability of benzotriazoles,The Journal of Physical Chemistry,2009; 113(35):9751-6. IF 2.70


Barwick, T. Abu-Izneid, I. Novak, Photoelectron spectra of some organozinc compoundsChemical Physics Letters, 460 (2008),79-81, IF 2.34


Barwick, T. Abu-Izneid, I. Novak, Computational study of pharmacophores: beta-sultams. The Journal of Physical Chemistry (2008),  112 (43), 10993-10997, IF 2.70


Haselhorst, T.; Oschlies, M.; Abu-Izneid, T., A 1H STD NMR spectroscopic investigation of sialylnucleoside mimetics as probes of CMP-Kdn synthetase Glycoconj J. 2006, 23, 371-375 IF 2.50


Published Book: T. Abu-Izneid (2009) The Synthesis and Evaluation of Functionalised Carbohydrates as Probes of Tumour Metastasis. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-639-18760-1)


Conference Poster:  Kiefel M., Phillips J., Abu-Izneid, T.; “The Synthesis of Structurally Modified KDO Derivatives”.


Patent No. 2005907191 - Novel antimicrobial agents. Inventors: Davis, Chris; Gehle, Dietmar; von Itztein, Mark; Izneid, Tareq Abu; Hartnell, Regan; Thomson, Robin; Madge, Paul 


Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences Department

College of Pharmacy, Al Ain University for Sciences and Technology, UAE


Associate Professor, Head of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department

College of Pharmacy, Umm Al Qura University, KSA


Associate Professor, Head of Curriculum and Assessment Committee

College of Pharmacy, Umm Al Qura University, KSA


Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy

Charles Darwin University, Australia


Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences

Bond University, QLD, Australia


 Lecturer in Pharmacy

Charles Sturt University, Australia


Postdoctoral Fellow

Griffith University, QLD, Australia









Teaching Courses

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry





  • The Jordanian Pharmaceutical Association (Member)
  • Saudi Heart Association (BLS Instructor), 2015
  • American Heart Associate BLS (CPR) Instructor, 2016