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Dr Sahar Shiekh Hassan Awwad
UCL, School of Pharmacy
29-39 Brunswick Square
  • Research Associate
  • Pharmaceutics
  • UCL School of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Life Sciences

Dr Sahar Awwad is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in University College London, The School of Pharmacy and Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK. She completed her PhD in University College London under the supervision of Professor Steve Brocchini and Professor Sir Peng T. Khaw. She obtained two scholarships for the completion of her PhD i.e. the University College London Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) and NIHR Biomedical Research in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Hospital. She obtained a Distinction in both her MSc in Drug Delivery (University of London, School of Pharmacy, London, UK) and Bachelors in Pharmacy (Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India).

Research Summary

Ocular pharmacokinetics:

  • Development of a novel in vitro two compartment model of the human eye (PK-Eye) to drive the preclinical development of new therapeutic proteins, new formulations and to optimise the properties of a new type of protein therapeutics
  • Determination of in vitro in vivo correlations (IVIVCs) for ocular pharmacokinetics and biodistribution properties

Formulation Science for protein therapeutics, biologics and low molecular weight drugs:

  • Novel strategies for extending the duration of action of therapeutic proteins in the eye 
  • Chemical-recombinant methods to prepare bispecific antibody mimetics


Current research projects are widely based on drug delivery, ocular pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and biodistribution properties, protein production and modification and has extensive knowledge on protein characterisation. 

Teaching Summary

  • 2016-present: Designed and conducted 'Protein Handling and Characterisation' practical classes for MSc Pharmaceutics and MSc Pharmaceutical Formulation and Entrepreneurship (PFE)
  • 2012-2016: Conducted 'Solid Dosage Forms' practical classes for M.Pharms
  • 2011-present: Helped supervise and manage PhD, MSc, M.Pharm and Erasmus research projects

JAN-2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Pharmaceutics UCL, School of Pharmacy and Institute of Ophthalmology, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2016   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2011   Master of Science School of Pharmacy, University of London
2010   Bachelor of Pharmacy Jamia Hamdard University
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