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Full Name: Dr. Asma Ghatea Oriabi Gender: Female  Birthdate: 1983  Nationality: Iraq Degree: PhD  Academic Title: Professor College\Center: College of Biotechnology  Departement: Department of Plant Biotechnology Major: Arabic  Specialty: Biotechnology Occupation: Al-Nahrain university Mother Language: Arabic  Other Languages: English Work email: Personal email:
  • PhD 2013 in Plant Biotechnology, College of Science, Al-Nahrain Uni.
  • MSc 2007 in Plant Biotechnology, College of Science, Al-Nahrain Uni.
  • BSc 2005 in Biotechnology, College of Science, Al-Nahrain Uni.
  • 2016-2017 – now Assistant professor, College of Biotechnology, Al-Nahrain University.
  • 2013-2016 Lecturer, College of Biotechnology, Al-Nahrain University
  • 2007-2013 Lecturer-Assistant, College of Science, Al-Nahrain University
  • 2005-2007 Biologist, College of Science, Al-Nahrain University
  • She holds an international certificate in human development and self-building from the Center for Academic Strategic Development and the European WIOH Group at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland 2021-2022.
  • She holds an international certificate in time management, stress management, effective team building and effective communication.
  • She holds a trainer preparation certificate from Al-Nahrain University
  • She holds a certified trainer certificate from the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and according to the Department of Studies, Planning and Follow-up / Department of Development and Human Development book numbered T. M. 7/1784 dated 2/8/2024, where the above-mentioned prof. doctor obtained the title of certified trainer in the following training units:
  • 1- Introduction to learning and teaching
  • 2- Educational design
  • 3- Measurement and feedback
  • 4-Developing digital content
  • 5- Facilitation strategies
  • 6- Quality of education
  • 7- Scientific research methodology.
  • 1- Quality Assurance Academic Performance Committee member, Al-Nahrain University, 2015-2016.
  • 2- Laboratory Manager of Post-graduate Studies, Al-Nahrain University, 2013-2015.
  • 3- Vic-chairman of Plant Biotechnology Department, Al-Nahrain University, 2015-2016.
  • 4- Vic-chairman of Post-graduate Studies in College of Biotechnology, Al-Nahrain University, 2015-2016.
  • 5- Member of the Scientific Promotions Committee, Vic-chairman of Plant Biotechnology Department and Quality Assurance Academic Performance Committee member, College of Biotechnology, Al-Nahrain University, 2016-2017.
  • 6- Dean's assistant for scientific affairs and students, College of Biotechnology, Al-Nahrain University, 2017-2018- 2020-2021.
  • 7- Quality, Measurement and Evaluation Officer / Continuing Education Center / Al-Nahrain University, 2020-2021 until now.
  • 8- Statistics and Community Service Program Officer/ Continuing Education Center/ University Presidency 2020-2021 until now.
  • 9- Director of training in continuing education until now.
Research Interest
  • In plant biotechnology
  • Supervision of
  • 1 phD student
  • 12 MSc students
  • 21 Graduation research project for undergraduate studies.
  • Research experience in the field of plant biotechnology.
  • Dr. Asma teaches Plant molecular biology; Plant biotechnology; Transgenic plants, Industrial plant biotechnology; Phytochemistry; Medicinal plants; Plant physiology; Plant tissue culture; biofuel production; Nanobiotechnology and Environmental biotechnology.
  • 1- 109 thanks book
  • 2- Winning the Al-Nahrain University Award for the best doctoral dissertation in 2014
  • 3- Winning the Shield of Excellence and the gold medal at the first international conference of the Faculty of Biotechnology for the year 2019-2020
  • 4- Winning the Scientific Creativity Medal at the Fifth International Conference of the Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology 2022-2023.
  • 5- Winning the Young Iraqi Researcher Award from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in 2023
  • Winning a grant from CRDF International in Arlington, Virginia, to rehabilitate laboratories and provide appropriate safety and sterilization requirements. (
  • Responsibility for organizing and managing the scientific and cultural training program for community service at the Continuing Education Center at Al-Nahrain University since 2020 - until now, and the implementation of more than 119 training workshops and panel discussions to serve the community by attracting expertise in all specialties and from inside and outside Iraq.
  • 1- Member of the Advisory Board of Al-Mizan Association for Human Rights Development 2021-2022.
Conferences, symposiums and workshops
  • Member of preparatory committees for 4 local conferences
  • Member of the preparatory committee for 1 international conference
  • Published research in an international conference No. 3
  • Conducting 23 training courses for senior administrative leaders
  • Holding a course number 19 in middle administrative leadership
  • Holding three scientific training courses on the green manufacturing of nanoparticles and their applications, and on DNA extraction and purification
  • Organizing 6 training workshops for community service under the title of administrative leadership skills, methods and methods of modern university teaching, preparing the training package according to comprehensive quality standards, and a workshop on managing stress and pressure at work and thinking outside the box.
  • Organizing and managing a scientific and cultural training program to serve the community and implement it. 119 training workshops.
  • 1-She has many activities in the service of scientific institutions, community service and other institutions
  • 2- Obtaining a patent entitled "Production of zinc oxide nanoparticles and their synergistic effect with the streptomycin antibiotic on cancer cells".
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