Dr. Anissa Cherif

Dr. Anissa Cherif

Research Biochemist

Dr. Anissa Cherif (PhD) is Biochemist within the Research department, Aspetar. She has a strong background in research, with a PhD’s Degree in movement and sport sciences from the Free University of Brussels (VUB), a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Quebec in Canada (UQAM) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology from UQAM.  She acquired experience in research and development with different renowned pharmaceutical companies.  Anissa’s previous position was with Genopole, Paris, France where she worked as project manager to facilitate the design and development of different research projects.



  • Application of molecular biological techniques (PCR, sequencing, transcription, transformation, cloning, purification of proteins)
  • Creation of cellular cultures and viral infections
  • Preparation of SDS-PAGE, immunoblot, Northwesternblot, dosage and analysis of proteins, GC and HPLC
  • Production of monoclonal antibodies and ELISA
  • Application of microbiological techniques (coloration Gram, antibiogram, API)
  • Dissolutest, and Zetameter
  • Development and study of the dissolution of a tablet containing an active ingredient
  • DMF Study: Impurities and degrading substances
  • Study of impurities in Active Ingredients and Final Product
  • Study of the stability of specific formulas


Career Achievements

  • Sept 2012 – Aug 2013 Pôle Scientifique d’Evry Val-de-seine (PSEVS), Paris, France Project Manager
  • Nov 2011 – Jul 2012 Genopole, Paris, France Project Manager at Genopole Research Department
  • Jan 2007 – Dec 2009 Biochallenge Laboratories, (Canadian company) Tunis, Tunisia Responsible for Product Development
  • Jan 2006 – Dec 2007 Iab-Pharma Laboratories, Tunis, Tunisia Responsible for Analytical Development
  • Jan 2005- Dec 2005 HIKMA Quality Laboratories, Tunis, Tunisia Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Aug 2003- Dec 2004 OPALIA Laboratories, Tunis, Tunisia Responsible for Bio-Pharmacy and Research and Development Department
  • Jan 2003 – Jun 2003 University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada Teachers Assistant in Instrumental Biochemistry
  • Sep 2001- Apl 2002 University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada Teachers Assistant in Cellular Biotechnology Teachers Assistant in Animal Physiology Teachers Assistant in Genetics

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