Dr. Ismaiel A.
Dr. I Tekko was born in Syria in 1973. In 1991, he started a pharmacy course at the School of Pharmacy, University of Aleppo, Syria. He received a B.Pharm degree in pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry in 1996 with very good average and then he worked in a pharmacy profession till 2001.
Between October 2000 and April 2001, besides his work as a pharmacist, he worked with the teaching team at the School pf Pharmacy, University of Aleppo as part time lecturer.
Dr. Tekko has developed an interest in the history of pharmacy and the traditional herbal and natural remedies, in particular, the topically applied natural products.
In October 2001, Dr. Tekko went to the UK to pursue his ambitions and joined the research team of drug delivery at the School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford in West Yorkshire to do his Ph.D. His project was about delivering bioactive agents from traditional herbal and natural remedies through the skin and developed a new formulation for effective topical and systemic therapy via the skin. He awarded his Ph.D degree in Biopharmaceutics in July 2006 and his thesis title was Formulation and biopharmaceutics of topically applied natural remedies.
Dr. Tekko published and
presented his research findings in well-known international journals 1,2
and in many professional conferences 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 .
His findings attracted lots of interest from around the world and also attracted interest from commercial organisations who have expressed an interest in trying to use his research findings to generate effective commercial herbal formulations for various objectives.
Dr. Tekko has considerable experience in pharmaceutical bioanalysis and chemical identification using various analytical techniques.
Journals & Conferences
1- Tekko IA, Bonner MC, Bowen RD, Williams AC. Related Articles, Links
Permeation of bioactive constituents fromArnica montana preparations through human skin in-vitro.
J Pharm Pharmacol. 2006 Sep;58(9):1167-76.
2- Tekko IA, Bonner MC, Williams AC. Related Articles, Links
An optimized reverse-phase high performance liquid chromatographic method for evaluating percutaneous absorption of glucosamine hydrochloride.
J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2006 May 3;41(2):385-92. Epub 2006 Jan 19.
3- I. A. Tekko, M. C. Bonner and A. C. Williams (2003) Physicochemical Characterization and Transdermal Delivery of Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Poster Presentation at the Skin forum (July, 2003) Newcastle, UK
4- I. A. Tekko, M. C. Bonner and A. C. Williams (2003) Transdermal Delivery of Bioactive Agents from Arnica montana, Poster presentation at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (September, 2003) Harrogate, UK
5- I. A. Tekko, M. C. Bonner and A. C. Williams (2003) Physicochemical Characterization and Transdermal Delivery of Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (October, 2003) Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
6- I. A. Tekko, M. C. Bonner and A. C. Williams (2004) Evaluation of stability of an aqueous glucosamine hydrochloride solution in skin extract, Poster presentation at the 9th International Conference on Perspectives in Percutaneous Penetration (April, 2004) La Grande Motte, France
7- I. A. Tekko, M.C. Bonner, D. McKeefry and A.C. Williams (2004) Vasoactive agents from Arnica montana, Poster presentation at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (September, 2004) Manchester, UK
8- I. A. Tekko, M. C. Bonner and A. C. Williams (2004) Transdermal permeation of Santonin, sesquiterpene lactone models drug, from different saturated vehicles, Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, (November, 2004) Baltimore, Maryland, USA
I. A. Tekko (2005) Is glucosamine a possible candidate
for transdermal delivery? Oral presentation at the 11th United Kingdom-Ireland
Controlled Release Society Symposium “Skin Drug
Delivery: The appliance of Science”, (January, 2005) Birmingham, UK
10- I. A. Tekko, M. C. Bonner, A. C. Williams and R. D. Bowen (2005) Identification of Bioactive Constituents from Arnica Montana, Poster presentation at the British Mass Meeting (September, 2005) York, UK