Hassan studied physiology and genetics at National University Ireland Galway (NUIG), graduating with a BSC in Biomedical Science. He later completed his Masters in Biomedical Science with a focus on microbiology and infectious disease at Kingston Unversity London in 2016. His thesis investigated the isolation and determination of anti-microbial sensitivity of presumptive Campylobacter spp. with investigation of biofilm formation and microbial susceptibility to natural products, olive leaf extract and catechin hydrate.
Hassan then worked as a medical lab technician with the specialist children’s care hospital , Great Ormond Street Hospital (2015-2020) in different roles before moving to Frankfurt in 2020. He was part of the Stolz lab as a research assistant where he focused on aiding the PROXIDRUG team (www.proxidrugs.de).