Mohammed N. Mahmod

Mohammed N. Mahmod

Mohammed N. Mahmod


Position: Lecturer

Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)
Teaching philosophy

Involving students in the process of teaching by simplifying ideas using daily life examples, reviewing previous concepts and discuss it  and discourage students  from using “role of thumb” in their study, introduce students to other sources of knowledge than textbooks such as journals.

Previous positions

Oct 2019 – NOW- Alnoor University College, Dep. Of Pharmacy, Lecturer (Iraq)

Oct 2017 – Sept 2019-Jerash University, College of Pharmacy, Assistant Prof (Jordan) Feb 2016 – Sept 2017

-Philadelphia University, College of Pharmacy,  Assistant Prof (Jordan)

Nov 2015-Feb 2016- Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Assistant Prof (Malaysia)

Dec 2004 – April 2007 – University of Mosul, College pf Pharmacy, Lab Assistant (Iraq)

Research interests
  • Molecular simulation and ligand design of G-protein coupled receptors ligands
  • Development of computational drug design approaches
  • Molecular cloning, expression and crystallization of glutathione-S-transferase
1. Prediction of Mu, Delta and Kappa activity of morphine analogues from 2008

2.Dragon calculated molecular descriptors using artificial neural network 2009

3.Development of QSAR for morphine analogues using online server 2009

4.Enzyme kinetic studies for Terminalia catappa extracts 2014

5.Glutathione-S-Transferase inhibition by 6-methoxy scaffold ß-carboline 2015

6. Molecular Modeling of beta-carboline derivatives as Mu-opioid receptor agonists (PhD candidate Waleed Ajlooni, Centre For Drug Research, USM, Malaysia) 2018

7. Molecular Modeling of estrogen receptor inhibitors, Aminah Shtiwi , School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USM, Malaysia) 2018

1.Al-Qattan, M.N.M. and Mordi, M.N. “Molecular basis of modulating adenosine receptors activities”. Current pharmaceutical design (2019). doi: 10.2174/1381612825666190304122624. Impact factor 2.9

2. Shtaiwi, Amneh, Rohana Adnan, Melati Khairuddean, and Mohammed Al-Qattan. "Molecular dynamics simulation of human estrogen receptor free and bound to morpholine ether benzophenone inhibitor." Theoretical Chemistry Accounts 137, no. 7 (2018): 101.  Impact factor 1.54

3.Al-Qattan, Mohammed N., Pran K. Deb, and Rakesh K. Tekade. "Molecular dynamics simulation strategies for designing carbon-nanotube-based targeted drug delivery." Drug discovery today (2018). 23: 235-250 doi: 10.1016/j.drudis.2017.10.002. Impact factor 6.36

4.Mohammed N. Al-Qattan, Mohd N. Mordi and Sharif M. Mansor. Assembly of ligands interaction models for glutathione-S-transferases from Plasmodium falciparum, human and mouse using enzyme kinetics and molecular docking. Journal of Computational Biology and Chemistry (2016). 25;64:237-249. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2016.07.007 Impact factor 1.117

5. Zakaria N. Mahmood, Massudi Mahmuddin, and Mohammed Noorladeen Mahmood. Protein tertiary structure prediction based on main chain angle using a hybrid bees colony optimization algorithm. Int. J. Mod. Phys. Conf. Ser. (International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series) Vol. 9 (2012) 143–156.

6.Mohammed N. Al-qattan and Mohd N. Mordi. Docking of sialic acid analogues against influenza A hemagglutinin: a correlational study between experimentally measured and computationally estimated affinities. J Mol Model (2010) 16:1047–1058. DOI:     10.1007/s00894-009-0618-7.  Impact factor 1.867

7.Mohammed N. Al-qattan and Mohd N. Mordi. Site-directed fragment-based generation of virtual sialic acid databases against influenza A hemagglutinin. J Mol Model (2010). 16:975–991. DOI:    10.1007/s00894-009-0606-y. Impact factor 1.867v


Pharmaceutical chemistry I


Pharmaceutical chemistry II