Dr. Solomon Habtemariam is a Director of Herbal Analysis Services UK & Pharmacognosy Research Laboratories at the University of Greenwich, Chatham-Maritime, UK. Dr. Habtemariam received his BSc degree in Biology (Minor - Chemistry) from the University of Addis Ababa and his master’s degree (combined-studies) in Pharmacology and Phytochemistry from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He stayed on at Strathclyde to study at the doctoral level, studying on drug discovery research and obtained his Ph.D. in this area of research. After several years in teaching and post-doctoral research at the Strathclyde Institute for Drug Research and Strathclyde University, he joined the School of Science, the University of Greenwich in September 1998. Dr. Habtemariam has been a leader in taught programs and research on bioassays and natural products-based drug development. The various research that he has undertaken include the identification of novel compounds of mainly natural origin but also synthetic sources with potential, antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-obesity properties, among others. He has published more than 250 scientific publications and filed over three families of patents. Dr. Habtemariam is also the author of several books - Details of his research activities and publications are available via his URL: http://www.herbalanalysis.co.uk.
Dr. Solomon Habtemariam's research focuses on the discovery of novel pharmacologically active compounds. His study involves medicinal chemistry and pharmacological assays in vitro, in vivo, and clinical trials on drug candidates.