Research projectExtraction of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulphate from marine biomass and their evaluation as bioactive polymers in ocular carrier formulation.

Host organisation: The Institute of Experimental Biology and Technology (iBET), Portugal 

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Maria ROSARIO BRONZE and Dr. Naiara FERNÁNDEZ-HERNÁNDEZ

Brief biography: Maha Abdallah obtained her MSc in Chemical Engineering degree at the American University of Beirut in May 2018. She conducted her research work at the University of Limerick in Ireland from May 2017 to March 2018. The work mainly focused on the preparation of biochars from different biomass for the removal of heavy metals from wastewater by adsorption. She will be working in iBET (Institute of Experimental Biology and Technology) in Portugal on the use of marine biomass for the extraction and synthesis of biopolymers for the design of an ocular drug delivery system.