Dr Samer El-Daher

Samer El-Daher BSc, PhD

Dr Samer El-Daher

Samer El-Daher
BSc, PhD

Head of Department; Senior Lecturer, Biochemistry; University of Greenwich Teaching Fellow; School of Science Learning Enhancement Co-ordinator

Department of Life & Sports Sciences

Faculty of Engineering & Science

Dr El-Daher Samer finished his undergraduate studies in 1981 at the University of Sana’a, The Yemen, where he obtained a joint honours BSc degree – major biochemistry/minor chemistry. After working as a biomedical scientist and heading a number of clinical biochemistry departments in the Ministry of Health, he came to the UK and started a PhD at the biochemistry department of King’s College London, studying Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs) under the supervision of Professor Brian G. Winchester.

In 1992 he submitted a thesis entitled ‘The Substrate Specificity of Lysosomal a-Mannosidase’ and obtained his PhD. He then briefly worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

In 1993 he joined the Thrombosis Research Institute, London, where he worked as a senior research post-doctoral fellow investigating the mechanisms of activation of platelets by inositol phosphates.

In 2000 he joined the University of Greenwich where he became a Senior Lecturer, Biochemistry, and in 2007 he was appointed as the School of Science Learning Enhancement Co-ordinator, responsible for identifying and disseminating good practice leading to the enhancement of the student learning experience.

In June 2009 Samer was promoted to a University of Greenwich Teaching Fellow.

Responsibilities within the university

Course Leader

Fundamental Biology and Physiology

Course participation

Pathophysiology of Disease
Metabolism and Disease
Biomedical Analysis
Case study in Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Chemistry
Analytical and Advanced Protein Biochemistry
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Investigative Methodology
Analytical Techniques
Nutrition and Metabolism
Practical Science Skills
Medical Biochemistry and Haematology
Case Study in Biomedical Sciences
Introduction to Biomedical Sciences

Teaching and research interests

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Physiology and Biology
  • Pathophysiology of Disease, mainly lysosomal storage and platelet coagulation disorders
  • Enzyme kinetics and determination of specificity of enzyme sub-types
  • Pedagogical research into enhancement of the learning experience of science undergraduates.