Muhammed Tilahun MUHAMMED, Ph.D. Candidate

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Short Biography

Muhammed Tilahun MUHAMMED (born June 1, 1987 in Motta - Ethiopia) is an Ethiopian pharmacist and lecturer in Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Pharmacy. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, with bachelor degree in 2012.  He graduated from METU department of Biomedical Engineering with master of science in 2015. He is working on homology modeling, computer-aided drug design and organic synthesis.

Educational and Administrative Background

2006-2007: Turkish language education (Gazi University TOMER)

2007-2012: B.Sc. at Ankara University Faculty of Pharmacy

2012-2013: Scientific Preparatory (METU)

2013-2015: M.Sc. at Middle East Technical University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences Department of Biomedical Engineeering (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Fatih İZGÜ, Co-Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağdaş D. SON)​

2016-present: Ph.D. Student at Ankara University Institute of Biotechnology (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Esin AKI-YALÇIN)

Language Background

  • Amharic (Native Language)
  • English (C1)
  • Turkish (C1)

Research Interests

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Drug Design
  • Molecular Modeling

Awards Received

  • In 2011-2012 IDB Scholarship students promotion award.

Work Experience

  • Apparentship at NOVAGENIX Bioanalytic Drug R&D Center (2012)
  • Lecturer at Suleyman Demirel University Faculty of Pharmacy (2016-present)

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • UCSF Chimera
  • Jmol
  • ChemDraw
  • Dicovery Studio

Original Papers

  • 3
    Muhammed Tilahun Muhammed, Esin Aki-Yalcin, “Molecular Docking: Principles, Advances, and Its Applications in Drug Discovery”, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, 19 (September 22, 2022). [full text]
  • 2
    Muhammed Tilahun Muhammed, Gulcan Kuyucuklu, Fatma Kaynak-Onurdag, Esin Aki-Yalcin, “Synthesis, Antimicrobial Activity, and Molecular Modeling Studies of Some Benzoxazole Derivatives”, Letters in Drug Design and Discovery 19(8), 757-768 (2022). [full text]
  • 1
    Muhammed Tilahun Muhammed, Çağdaş Devrim Son, Fatih İzgü, "Three dimensional structure prediction of panomycocin, a novel Exo-β-1,3-glucanase isolated from Wickerhamomyces anomalus NCYC 434 and the computational site-directed mutagenesis studies to enhance its thermal stability for therapeutic applications", Computational Biology and Chemistry, 80, 270-277 (2019). [full text]


  • 2
    Muhammed Tilahun Muhammed, Esin Aki-Yalcin, "Pharmacophore Modeling in Drug Discovery: Methodology and Current Status", JOTCSA, 8(3), 749-762 (2021). Doi: 10.18596/jotcsa.927426. [full text]
  • 1
    Muhammed Tilahun Muhammed*, Esin Aki-Yalcin. Homology Modeling in Drug Discovery: Overview, Current Applications and Future Perspectives, Chem. Biol. Drug Des., 1-16, (2018).

Poster Presentations

  • 1
    Muhammed Tilahun Muhammed*, Ozum Ozturk, Zeki Topcu, Ismail Yalcin, Esin Aki-Yalcin. Synthesis of Some Benzoxazole Derivatives and Their DNA Topoisomerase II Inhibitory Activity. 12th AFMC Intenational Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (AIMECS 2019), Istanbul, Turkey, PP-55: p171, 8-11 September 2019.