Lecturer at School of Pharmacy, University of Sulaimani in Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq


  • PhD., Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, University of Salford / UK
  • MSc., Instrumentation and Analytical SciencesUniversity of Manchester Institute of Sciences and Technology (UMIST) / UK
  • Access to Higher Education:  Science and Technology Pathway, North Trafford College / UK
  •  BSc. Chemistry – University of Salahaddin / Iraq


  • Comparative Study of Different Methods to Determine the Role of Reactive Oxygen Species Induced by Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles. Nigar Najim. ARO, The Scientific Journal of Koya University. Volume III, No 2(2015),
  • Effects of the absorption behaviour of ZnO nanoparticles on the optical measurements of cytotoxicity studies: In normal and cancer cell lines. Nigar Najim, Roshidah Rusdi, Mazatulikhma Mat Zain, Ahmad Sazali Hamzah, Zurina Shaameri, Nolida Kamarulzaman. Journal of Nanomaterial. 2014, 2014, 1-8. 
  • Synthesis and bioactivity evaluation of novel 2-oxo-5-aryl-3-hydrazone and 2-oxo-5-aryl-4-hydrazone pyrrolidine derivatives. Mohd Fazli Mohammat, Nigar Najim, Nurul Shulehaf Mansor, Sharil Sarman, Zurina Shaameri, Mazatulikhma Mat Zain, and Ahmad Sazali Hamzah. ARKIVOC. 2011 (ix), 429-438.
  • Antioxidant, Total Phenolic Content and Cytotoxicity Activities of Selected Malaysian Plant. Suhailah Qader, Mahmood Abdulla, Lee Chua, Nigar Najim, Mazatulikhma Mat Zain, Salehhuddin Hamdan. Molecules. 2011, 16: 3433-3443 
  • Evaluation of the Bioactivity of Novel Spiroisoxazoline Type Compounds against Normal and Cancer Cell Lines.  Nigar Najim, Yaser Bathich, Mazatulikhma Mat Zain, Ahmad Sazali Hamzah and Zurina Shaameri. Molecules. 2010, 15: 9340-9353. 
  •  Biochemical changes associated with methionine depletion in paediatric CNS tumour cell lines.  Nigar Najim, Ian Podmore, Alan McGown and Eddy Estlin.  Anticancer Research.  2009, 29: 2971-2976.   
  • Methionine restriction reduces the chemosensitivity of central nervous system tumour cell lines.  Nigar Najim, Ian Podmore, Alan McGown and Eddy Estlin.  Anticancer Research2009, 29: 3103-3108.      
  • Indirect detection of hydroxyl radicals using spin trapping and GC-MS.  P. Mistry, N. Najim, A. Purdie, I. Podmore.  Journal of Chemical Research2008, 2008: 395-397.    
  • Analysis of metal radioisotope impurities generated in [18O]H2O during the cyclotron production of   fluorine-18.  J.M. Gillies, N. Najim, J. Zweit.  Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2006, 64: 431-44.
  • Capillary electrophoresis and gamma-ray spectroscopy in the analysis of trace metal isotope impurities generated from the production of [F-18] fluoride. Gillies JM, Najim N, Bailey J, et al. Conference Information: 50th Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Nuclear-Medicine, JUN 21-25, 2003, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2003, 44: 319P.

E-mail: nigar.najim@univsul.edu.iq
Mobile: +964(0)7
I teach several topics at my faculty, i.e.

1. Extraction and separation techniques
2. Analytical chemistry
3. General chemistry
4. Plant tissue culture 

My research interests focus on;
1. Drug screening
2. Development of analytical techniques