Alaa Alhayek studied pharmacy at Al-Azhar University in Gaza city/Palestine (2010-2015). After graduating, at 2015 she worked in the faculty of pharmacy for one year as a teaching assistant in the pharmacology and therapeutic department. In 2016, Alaa Alhayek got a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship to study clinical pharmacy at the University of Jordan and to do an internship in the hospital of the University of Jordan. In 2018, she did her master in pharmacy with Prof. Anna Hirsch in the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) in Saarland University. Alaa Alhayek is now doing her Ph.D. with Prof. Anna Hirsch in the HIPS institute/Saarland University.