Dr. Elnour received his B.Sc. degree in science (Hon's first-class 3.50/4.00CGPA) from the University of Kordofan (2003), Sudan, in Biochemistry. He also holds a Master's Degree "Excellent" in Analytical Chemistry (2007) from Khartoum University and a Doctorate (PhD) "Excellent/best thesis" in Biotechnology Engineering (2020) from the IIUM. In 2020, he was appointed as a postdoctoral research fellowship (PDF) sponsored by the Islamic Development Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Merit Scholarship Program (IsDB-MSP). His project is entitled "Cancer-on-a-Chip Base as a New Paradigm Potential Application of Gum Arabic Extraction Toward Development of Breast Cancer Therapeutics". Dr. Elnour's main research interests are integrating Biotechnology engineering and phytochemistry related to medicinal plants using a green solvent system for extracting leading bioactive compounds (LBCPs) to apply to the human organs on a chip (OoCs) model as a novel technique for personalized medicine and anti-inflammatory agents. Dr. Elnour has been using a fractionation of LBCPs extracted from Acacia Complex Groups of Gums (ACGGs) as a model for the last five years to assess fundamental issues such as the physicochemical properties, nutritional values, and functional foods involved in such extracted LBCPs. The overall research aim of Dr Elnour is to explain the mechanism of actions that make LBCPs obtained from ACGGs, not behavior the same in responding to inhibition of human breast carcinoma (MCF-7), colon adenocarcinoma (HCT-116), and prostate cancer (PC3) human cell lines. For this reason, Dr Elnour has applied a wide range of Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, and molecular biology levels to address complex questions. The results obtained have been published in 20 scientific papers, four (4) book chapters, and presented articles in 20 internationals (conferences during a short period (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=undo98wAAAAJ&hl=en). Research results of Dr. Elnour’s work have been used for building new capacities. These capacities are mainly used in the post-graduate courses, such as the Elnour Leadership at Kordofan University (KU), Sudan, University of Khartoum, Sudan, Qassim University (Saudi Arabia), Michigan State University-USA (MSU), and the IIUM, and they have also been cited in many research articles and some review articles and book chapters. Therefore, as a principal investigator (PI), Dr Elnour has led one of the most successful international projects. One of them is the project funded by the IsDB grant number ID:(2020-276278) as a merit postdoctoral fellowship (https://113572.thankyou4caring.org/success-stories). Dr. Elnour has also served as a reviewer for several international journals, illustrating international recognition in the main fields covered by the cancer project highlighted by the European Union initiatives to combat human breast cancer. In the meantime, Dr Elnour is a member of the IsDB-Alumni for science Development Network (IDB-ASDN), which focuses on saving women's lives from breast cancer and cervical cancer in collaboration with IsDB and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for research on Cancer in Middle-and Low-Income IsDB-Member Countries. Consequently, Dr Elnour's field of specialization positively impacts multiple SDGs, including; SDG-1, SDG-2, SDG-3, SDG-4, SDG-8, SDG-9, SDG-13, and SDG-17. Further information about Dr. Elnour CV, kindly look at (https://europa.eu/europass/eportfolio/screen/profile?lang=en&actionId=66eaaa89-1c3a-4896-b257-ac03f3d46f06) and about the key research and publication (https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0002-1924-094X).
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Jalan Gombak, Gombak, Selangor 53100, Malaysia