Sara Osman


College / University

The German University in Cairo (GUC)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology




Lab Experience

Cell culture techniques, SDS PAGE, agarose gel electrophoresis, PCR.

Projects / Research

  • 08/2011 – 09/2011: Application of the Selective 2’-Hydroxyl Acylation catalyzed by Primer Extension (SHAPE) technique for structural characterization of two RNA sequences; the lysine riboswitch and an artificial ribozyme, Jaeshcke Lab, IPMB, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 07/2011: Pharmacological testing of Nutlin analogue for potential anti-tumour (cytotoxic) activity on different cancer cell lines, Pharmaceutical Biology department, GUC, Cairo, Egypt
  • 01/2011: Genotoxicity testing of magnetite and cobalt nanoparticles to be used in photodynamic/photothermal therapy, Pharmaceutical Biology department, GUC, Cairo, Egypt

Scholarships / Awards

2013 – 2014: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2011, 2009: GUC Academic Excellence Award
2008: GUC Academic Scholarship
2007: Cambridge Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement


Many of the molecules that constitute living systems are large, complex and intricately folded in 3D, giving rise to geometrically fascinating structures. I am interested in the application of biophysical concepts and techniques to probe the structure of biomolecules, and the use of computational methods to model their dynamics and complex interactions.