Research expertise

Aya Hefnawy is a PhD research fellow in the EU- funded, Marie Curie ITN  “”. Aya’s project “Estimation of the risk of developing resistance to antileishmanial drugs” is focused on incorporating Leishmania’s resistance studies within drug R&D pipelines.

Aya obtained her bachelor degree in 2011 from the German university in Cairo with a major of pharmacy and a minor of biotechnology. She completed the research master Molecular mechanisms of disease in Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands in 2014. Her research background includes tumor immunology, drug screening as well as cheminformatics. 

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