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Dr Ibrahim Tolaymat

Senior Lecturer

Medical Technology Research Centre

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Allied Health and Social Care
Areas of Expertise:
Pharmaceutical science

Ibrahim’s research is in organic synthesis and pharmaceutical chemistry. He teaches on our Pharmaceutical Science degree courses.

[email protected]

Follow Ibrahim on Twitter @ITolaymat


Ibrahim obtained a degree in pharmacy from Damascus University in 2002 and worked as a community pharmacist. In 2009 he received his PhD from University of Hamburg, Germany. The doctoral research focused on the synthesis and characterization of heterocyclic organic compounds with anticipated analgesic anti-inflammatory activity.

Later he joined University of Kalamoon in Syria as a lecturer in organic and pharmaceutical chemistry. Then he moved to The University of Wolverhampton by the end of 2013 to work as visiting lecturer and researcher. Ibrahim started at Anglia Ruskin University in August 2016.

Spoken Languages

  • Arabic
  • German

Research interests

  • Organic synthesis and heterocyclic chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry and drug design
  • Drug repurposing



  • BPharm (Hons) in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Damascus University
  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Hamburg
  • PGCert in Academic Practice in Higher Education, University of Wolverhampton

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Brain Tumour North West 2014 – 2015
  • Registered pharmacist in Syria

Selected recent publications

Hansen, F.K., Khankischpur, M., Tolaymat, I., Mesaros, R., Dannhardt, G., and Geffken, D., 2012. Efficient synthesis and 5-LOX/COX-inhibitory activity of some 3-hydroxybenzo[b]thiophene-2-carboxylic acid derivatives, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 22, pp. 5031-5034.