Omar Deeb

Prof. Omar Deeb is a full professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and drug design in the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Prof. Deeb received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Birzeit University (1983) and his M. Sc., in Analytical Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1987). Dr. Deeb finished his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in computational pharmaceutical chemistry.

His research interests include Quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) of active pharmaceutical compounds. Drug – receptor interactions. Characterization of the conformational preferences of small compounds (inhibitors). Computer modeling of the different conformations of small compounds. Hydrogen bonding interactions and proton transfers.

Electronic structure calculations using Ab initio  as well as DFT method.

During his career, he published more than 60 international peer-reviewed articles. Moreover, he published many book chapters in his field.

Prof. Deeb has many collaborators from all over the word such as Germany, Mexico, India, Brazil, Belgium, Austia, USA and others.

Dr. Deeb invited all the time to serve as a referee and reviewer by many international peer-reviewed journals.

Selected 6 publications:

1) Deeb O. and Goodarzi M., (2015), Chapter 6 “QSAR of Antioxidantsbook “Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships in Drug Design, Predictive Toxicology, and Risk Assessment”. Prof. Kunal Roy (Ed). IGI Golbal publishers. pp 212-237.

2) Montañez-Godínez N., Martínez-Olguín A., Deeb O., Garduño-Juárez R., Ramírez-Galicia G. (2015), Chapter 19, “QSAR/QSPR as an application of Artificial Neural Networksbook “Artificial Neural Networks: Methods and Applications” as part of the “Methods in Molecular Biology” series. Prof. Hugh Cartwrigh (Ed). Springer publishers. 1260, 319-333.

3) Deeb O., Martínez-Pachecho H., Ramírez-Galicia G. and Garduño-Juárez R. (2016), Chapter 2,  Title:” Application of Docking Methodologies in QSAR Based Studies” bookApplied Case Studies and Solutions in Molecular Docking-Based Drug Design “.Prof. Siavoush Dastmalchi (Ed). IGI Golbal publishers. pp29-55

4) Basheerulla Shaik, Omar Deeb, Vijay K Agrawal and Satya P. Gupta (2017), QSAR and Molecular Docking Studies on a Series of Cinnamic Acid Analogues as Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Inhibitors”. Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, 14(1), 83-95

5) Martínez-Archundia M, Moreno-Vargas LM, Ramírez-Galicia G, Garduño-Juárez R, Deeb O, Colín-Astudillo B,  Contreras-Romo MC, Quintanar-Stephano A, Abarca-Rojano E, Correa-Basurto J. (2017), “Ligand recognition properties of the vasopressin V2 receptor studied under QSAR and molecular modeling strategies”. Chemical Biology and Drug Design, 90(5), 840-853.

6) Omar Deeb, Guillermo Ramírez-Galicia, Ramón Garduño-Juárez, José Correa-Basurto (2018), “Determination of Human Serum Albumin Flexibility by Docking, Molecular Dynamics and QSAR simulations”. Current Chemical Biology, (accepted).


Al-Quds University