International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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A Alhomida Ideas Activities
  • Professor and Vic-Dean for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Email
    Tel (+966-1) 469-3820
  • Sector:

    General Public
  • Organizations:

    King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    College of Science, Dept of Biochemistry
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I am currently working in the area of carnitine metabolism, metabolic biomarkers, hydroxyproline, collagen metabolism and the effect of renal hemodialysis on the metabolic concentrations found in Saudi chronic renal failure patients. Additionally, I am involved with several other projects, including studies into enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, renal disease, heart diseases, Alzheimer's disease, nanoparticles, anticancer drugs, antimalarial drugs, heart disease and eye disease. I am also studying the role of the carnitine pathway of energy metabolism in the Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), in order to explore the relationship between carnitine and the camel's superior ability to subsist in the harsh desert climate compared to other animals.