Kuwait University, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department
Dr Fouzi Mouffouk is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry in Kuwait University. His research activities are focused on the field of nanotechnology and biomedical (designing and fabricating self-assembled nanomaterials and their application in: medical imaging, regenerative medicine and biosensor technology and biosensors). He obtained his MS and PhD at the University of Montpellier II France. After his PhD he spent 3 years as a research scientist at the Centre for BioArray Innovation, which is one of the four consortiums for PostGenome Sciences in UK; he was responsible for the development of new biosensor devices. Then he moved to the USA at Rush Hospital in Chicago USA, where he was involved in many projects related to the development of nanoprobes for cancer early detection using ultrasounds and MR imaging. After that he was appointed as senior scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he worked on a project called artificial life (or living technology) with NASA Institute of Astrobiology, to design and assess the performance of an artificial genes that support the functionalities of these protocells (gene self-replication and gene implication in the protocell metabolism). After that he was appointed as Associate Professor at the Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering Centre for Molecular and Structural Biomedicine at the University of Algarve (Portugal).