A doctoral thesis in the Department of Biology investigated the
evaluation of the effectiveness of azurin protein extracted from
Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria and its use as an anti-cancer
agent and an immunostimulant.
The thesis submitted by Lina Abdel Reda Hassan, under the
supervision of Prof. Dr. Mayada Farhan Darwish, included isolating
and diagnosing Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria from different
clinical cases, purifying the azurin protein from them by modern
techniques and testing its effectiveness.
The results of the thesis proved the efficiency of azorin protein in
inhibiting bacterial growth and biofilm, its efficiency as an inhibitor of
cancer cells in liver cancer and bone cancer, and its high ability as an
A patent was submitted as a part of the thesis related to the use of
azurin as an anti-cancer and the registration of two new isolates in
the name of the researcher on the NCBI website.