Dhifaf_JasimAfter completing my BSc in Pharmacy from the University of Baghdad in 2001, I worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Pharmaceutics for several years. In 2011, I completed an MSc in Drug Delivery with Distinction from the School of Pharmacy, University of London. My research project was carried out in the Nanomedicine Lab and involved the development of liposome-gold nanoparticle hybrids for optical imaging and theranostic applications. In 2012, I was awarded the Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) Award from the University of London for perusing PhD studies at the UCL School of Pharmacy.  I relocated with the Nanomedicine Lab to the University of Manchester to continue my PhD, awarded in April, 2016. My thesis focused on the development of graphene oxide derivatives for biomedical applications. Since January 2016 I am the Imaging Scientist of the Nanomedicine Lab focusing on the utilisation of various whole-body imaging modalities and since then I joined the UKRMP Safety Hub, exploring in vivo tracking of labelled cells.



Jasim, D., Boutin, H., Fairclough, M., Ménard-Moyon, C., Prenant, C., Bianco, A., & Kostarelos, K. (2016).Thickness of functionalized graphene oxide sheets plays critical role in tissue accumulation and urinary excretion: a pilot PET/CT study. Applied Materials Today .

Jasim, D., Lozano, N., & Kostarelos, K. (2016). Synthesis of Few-Layered, High-Purity Graphene Oxide Sheets from Different Graphite Sources for Biology. 2D Materials3(1).

Orecchioni, M., Jasim, D., Pescatori, M., Manetti, R., Fozza, C., Sgarrella, F., … Gemma Delogu, L. (2016).Molecular and genomic impact of large and small lateral dimension graphene oxide sheets on human immune cells from healthy donors. Advanced Healthcare Materials5(2).

Zhang, M., Jasim, D., Ménard-Moyon, C., Nunes, A., Iijima, S., Bianco, A., … Kostarelos, K. (2016).Radiolabelling, whole-body SPECT/CT imaging and pharmacokinetics of carbon nanohorns in mice. International Journal of Nanomedicine.


Bussy, C., Jasim, D., Lozano, N., Terry, D., & Kostarelos, K. (2015). The current graphene safety landscape–a literature mining exercise.Nanoscale7(15). DOI:10.1039/c5nr00236b

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Jasim, D., Ménard-Moyon, C., Begin, D., Bianco, A., & Kostarelos, K. (2015). Tissue distribution and urinary excretion of intravenously administered chemically functionalized graphene oxide sheets. Chemical Science6, 3952-3964. DOI:10.1039/C5SC00114E


Servant, A., Leon, V., Jasim, D., Methven, L., Limousin, P., Fernandez-Pacheco, E. V., … Kostarelos, K.(2014). Graphene-based electroresponsive scaffolds as polymeric implants for on-demand drug delivery.Advanced Healthcare Materials3(8), 1334-1343. DOI:10.1002/adhm.201400016 | PubMed:24799416

Taruttis, A., Lozano, N., Nunes, A., Jasim, D., Beziere, N., Herzog, E., … Ntziachristos, V. (2014). siRNA liposome-gold nanorod vectors for multispectral optoacoustic tomography theranostics.Nanoscale6(22). DOI:10.1039/c4nr04164j | PubMed:25301102



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