Molecular Microbiology Program

Molecular Microbiology Program

SRS, MMB

Introduction

Molecular microbiology is the branch of microbiology devoted to study of the molecular basis of the physiological processes that occur in microorganisms. Molecular microbiology techniques are currently being used in the development of new genetically engineered vaccines, in bioremediation, biotechnologyfood microbiology, probiotic research, antibacterial development and environmental microbiology.

The primary aim of this program is to provide the most common bacterial strains for researchers and to offer suitable conditions for the establishment of research lines. The work in molecular microbiology program involves phenotypic identification of pathogenic microorganisms followed by genotypic identification depending on DNA markers. Molecular typing approach and the detection of virulence genes were routinely done in this program. Sequencing of DNA and discovery phylogenetic relationships to trace locally distributed microorganisms created new interest for the researchers in this program.

Team Members

Name                              Academic  Title     Position

  1. Dr. Amir Hani Raziq                                 Lecturer                      Team Leader

  2. Dr. Hemin Esmael Othman                   Lecturer                     Member

  3. Ms. Iman Hussein Fadhiladeen            PhD. Student          Member

  4. Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Sulaiman      Assist. Lecturer     Member

  5. Miss. Zainab Hassan Abdullah            MSc. Student            Member

 

Activities

  • Researches
  • Seminars
  • Workshops