Loiy Ahmed Hassan

Senior Scientist at AstraZeneca

Dr. Loiy Ahmed Hassan is a Research Scientist, with long experience in drug discovery and cancer biology completed a Bachelor of Science in 2004 at University of Khartoum, Sudan. In 2009, he completed his MSc in Chemical Biology in University of Khartoum, Sudan and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He did his PhD in the field of Pharmacology in school Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2016. He spent most of his research at USM in cancer biology and drug discovery. He was also appointed as a visiting Researcher at the Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He had Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical school on Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (High Impact Cancer Research- HICR). His research interest focuses on development of drugs that target tumor angiogenesis cancer cell proliferation. In 2020 he shifted to Industry working for start up and bigger companies (Bristol Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca) as a Senior Scientist. Many of his research activities in this field are centered towards biological target identification &validation and design drugs that target specific signaling pathway, in addition to his experience in project management, Design of Experiment (DOE ) for R&D projects and Bioanalitical Methods development . He participated in 13 international conferences and he is a reviewer for three journals. He loves traveling, visiting interesting places, Hiking, cycling, swimming and always tends to socialize with people.