Latest News from the Chemistry Program

NYU Abu Dhabi Professor Panče Naumov named as Fellow of the American Chemical Society
Professor of Chemistry Panče Naumov has been recognised for his outstanding leadership in science, the profession, and his exceptional volunteer service in the ACS community. Panče was also recently appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the journal Angewandte Chemie.

Study Maps Nanobody Structure, Leading to New Ways to Potentially Fight Diseases
For the first time in the UAE, researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi have used nuclear magnetic resonance techniques to determine the structure of a specific nanobody, Nb23, potentially leading to a better understanding of how this small protein can fight diseases ranging such as arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, lymphoma, and breast cancer.

Study Finds Inhibitors of Protein Aggregation Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease Can Develop Cancer Therapies
Small molecule designed to inhibit protein aggregation associated with Alzheimer’s disease and Type II diabetes is shown to effectively reactivate a critical tumor suppressor protein inactivated in more than one-half of all human cancers

Going Viral
Nanobodies derived from the South American llama could help scientists provide a more efficient COVID-19 screening method and, potentially, a robust antiviral drug for coronavirus patients.

Researchers Develop Materials For Oral Delivery of Insulin Medication Which Could Potentially Replace Injections
A revolutionary technology developed within the Trabolsi Research Group at NYUAD could dramatically improve the well-being of diabetic patients through a simple and straightforward method.

Researchers Shed New Light on Mysteries Behind Light Emission of Fireflies
A team of researchers from the NYUAD's Smart Materials Lab (SML), led by Professor of Chemistry Panče Naumov, has conducted a thorough review of the scientific literature surrounding bioluminescence, and developed conclusions that will help others in the field direct their research to uncover the mysteries behind this fascinating natural phenomenon.

Journal Front Covers

Research from the Chemistry Program at NYUAD has been featured on the front cover of several recent journals.

Professor of Chemistry Pance Naumov's work appears on the front cover of the May 2021 edition of Energy & Fuels. This research is part of a three-year USD 1.8m project sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Company (ADNOC).
A collaborative paper featuring the work of multiple NYUAD researchers, led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Ali Trabolsi and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Serdal Kirmizialtin, features on the front cover of the March 2021 edition of JACS.
The front cover of Nature Reviews Chemistry January 2021. The image, taken by Meri Aleksov, depicts the bioluminescent Lampyris beetle - the subject of Professor of Chemistry Panče Naumov's recent work.

Research Highlights

Recent Publications

Below is a selection of recent publication highlights from the Chemistry Program. The full citations are not listed but can be accessed through the links.