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Prof. Soliman Khatib: Leading Researcher in Natural compounds

Associate Professor at Tel-Hai College, Department of Biotechnology, Israel

Prof. Soliman Khatib an currently a Associate Professor at Tel-Hai College, Department of Biotechnology, Israel, stands as a distinguished academic and researcher in the domain of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology. Holding a PhD in Natural compounds, Metabolomics, Atherosclerosis and Lipoproteins from Israel Institute of Technology, their professional journey exemplifies dedication and expertise.🌍

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B.Sc., Ben-Gurion University, Department of Chemistry (1993-1995). Ph.D. (direct Ph.D. program), Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry (1996-2000)

Additional Education, Training, and Professional Certificates:

Sabbatical at the computational metabolomics group, bioinformatic department, Wageningen University, Holland (2022-2023). MC member of the COST Action No CA21153 titled “Network for implementing multiomics approaches in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease prevention and research” (2022-2026)

Appointments at Academic Institutions:

Lecturer, Tel-Hai College, Department of Biotechnology (2001). Senior Lecturer, Tel-Hai College, Department of Biotechnology (2008). Associate Professor, Tel-Hai College, Department of Biotechnology (2019)

Administrative Positions in Academic Institutions:

Scientific Director of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Tel-Hai College (2019)

Positions in Non-Academic & Research Institutions:

Associate Researcher, The Oxidative Stress Research Laboratory, Migal – Galilee Research Institute (2001-2018). Head of the Laboratory of Natural Compounds and Analytical Chemistry, Migal-Galilee Research Institute (2019)

Membership in Professional Organizations:

Israel Society for Oxygen and Free Radicals Research (2002-present). Israeli Society for Research, Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis (2002-present). The Israel Chemical Society (2020-present)

Research Grants:

Various grants from 2004 to 2023 in collaboration with esteemed professors, focusing on areas like oxidative stress, cardiovascular disease prevention, and natural compounds.

Teaching at Academic Institutions (Tel-Hai College, Faculty of Science):

Courses in Organic Chemistry, Theoretical Biochemistry, and Herbal and Medicinal Plants.

Supervision of Master’s and Doctoral Degree Students:

Mentored numerous students in diverse research areas, including oxidative stress, cardiovascular disease, and the development of natural compounds.

Research Focus: 

Dr. Soliman Khatib’s research focuses on the intersection of natural compounds, metabolomics, atherosclerosis, and lipoproteins. His work spans various aspects of these fields, combining expertise in chemistry, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. The following key themes characterize his research endeavors:

Natural Compounds:

Investigation of natural substances derived from diverse sources, such as plants and microalgae. Study of the chemical composition, properties, and potential therapeutic applications of these compounds. Evaluation of the impact of natural compounds on biological systems, particularly in the context of cardiovascular health.


Utilization of metabolomics approaches to comprehensively analyze and identify metabolites in biological systems. Exploration of metabolic pathways and networks, with a focus on understanding how they are influenced by natural compounds and their role in health and disease.


In-depth examination of the processes related to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Investigation of factors contributing to the development and progression of atherosclerosis, including the role of lipoproteins and oxidative stress.


Specialization in the study of lipoproteins, particularly their structure, function, and involvement in cardiovascular health. Research on the interactions between lipoproteins and natural compounds, aiming to elucidate potential mechanisms for improving lipid profiles and reducing cardiovascular risk.

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention:

Development of strategies for preventing cardiovascular diseases through the targeted use of natural compounds and understanding their impact on key biomarkers associated with heart health.

Areas of Specialization:

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Natural compounds, Metabolomics, Atherosclerosis and Lipoproteins

Peer Reviewer & Academic Engagements: 

Prof. Soliman Khatib citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar are as follows:

Citations: 2779 (All), 1244  (Since 2018)
h-index: 28 (All), 21 (Since 2018)
i10-index: 41 (All), 52 (Since 2018)

Publications: 74 documents indexed in Scopus

Publications (TOP NOTES)

Brain sterol dysregulation in sporadic AD and MCI: relationship to heme oxygenase-1, published date:

Soliman Khatib | Natural compounds

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