Dr. Shimaa Eissa obtained her B. Sc. in Chemistry, Diploma in biochemistry and M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from Faculty of Science, Damietta, Mansoura University. In 2015, she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Science of Energy and materials from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Centre – Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications (EMT), Varennes, Québec, Canada. Her research at INRS was focused on the development of electrochemical biosensors for foodborne contaminants exploiting aptamers as novel biorecognition receptors as well as graphene nanomatrials as transduction elements. Dr. Shimaa was a visiting researcher at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) for 2 years, where she gained more insight on the effect of graphene materials preparation methods on their structural properties and consequently their biosensing performance.
Dr. Shimaa has published several peer-reviewed scholarly articles in high impact journals including Nanoscale, Nano Research, Analytical Chemistry, Biosensor and Bioelectronics, Journal of Environmental science and technology, Microchimica acta, Electroanalysis, Talanta and The Analyst. She was awarded the L'Oréal-UNESCO "For Women In Science"-Middle East award 2016 for her project on “Developing aptamer-based biosensors for the detection of glycated hemoglobin on human whole blood” which recognizes outstanding four women scientists in Middle East region for their contributions across different disciplines of science.
Dr. Shimaa current research interest is focused on the following themes:1) Development of novel biosensing platforms for environmental and diagnostic applications. 2) Selection, engineering and applications of aptamers against various targets including small molecules and proteins. 3) Studying the performance of carbon nanomaterials in electrochemical biosensors and their applications in developing novel biosensing platforms.