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PERSONAL INFORMATION
Full Name: Dr. Hassan Mohammad Naif Gender: Male  Birthdate: 1954  Nationality: Iraq Degree: PhD  Academic Title: Professor College\Center: College of Biotechnology  Departement: Department of Biomedical technologies Major: Microbiology  Specialty: Molecular Virology and Vaccinology Occupation: Head of Department of Medical Biotechnology Mother Language: Arabic  Other Languages: English and Arabic Work email: hassan.naif@nahrainuniv.edu.iq Personal email: drhassannaif@gmail.com
EDUCATION
  • PHD DEGREE, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
  • PhD Program Research Projects and Thesis Submission in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences from the University of Queensland. Biochemistry Department, University of Queensland & Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR). 1992.
  • Thesis Title: Molecular characterization, detection, and development of recombinant vaccine for BLV virus.
  • MSC DEGREE, UNIVERSITY OF BAGHDAD
  • MSc Course Research and Thesis in Infection, Immunity and Microbiology from Baghdad University. 1981.
  • Thesis Title: Evaluation of the Roumanian sheep pox vaccine produced locally in Iraq
  • BVM&S, UNIVERSITY OF BAGHDAD
  • BVM&S Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Baghdad. 1978.
APPOINTMENTS
  • • CURRENT POSITION: HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR AND MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • • CURRENT ACADEMIC TITLE: PROFESSOR OF MOLECULAR VIROLOGY AND VACCINOLOGY, 2019, AL-NAHRAIN UNIVERSITY
  • • PREVIOUS ACADEMIC TITLE: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SINCE 2002, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
  • • HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY, , FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
  • • LECTURER/SNR LECTURER, 1994-2002, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
  • • POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW, 1992-94, , FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
  • • POSITION: MANAGER OF TEACHING QUALITY ASSURANCE, ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE & LAB ACCREDITATION, 2013-PRSESENT, AL-NAHRAIN UNIVERSITY
  • • SEVERAL MINISTERIAL AND UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES: CBRN, BIOSAFETY-BIOSECURITY CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, GLP TEACHING LABS, NATIONAL MONITORING AUTHORITY
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE SUPERVISOR THESIS
  • RESEARCH DIRECTIONS IN VIROLOGY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY AND MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • • MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS AND GENOTYPING OF RESPIRATORY VIRUSES (INFLUENZA, RSV, HMPV, ADENOVIRUSES, .ETC.
  • • TUMOUR VIROLOGY AND CANCERS BIOMARKERS: HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS
  • • ROLE OF VIRUSES (ENTEROVIRUSES AND ROTAVIRUSES) IN TYPE 1 DIABETES MELLITUS
  • • HEPATITIS VIRUSES MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS: POLYMORPHISM, CYTOKINES AND IMMUNITY
  • • PHAGE THERAPEUTICS AND ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: COLIPHAGES IN UTI
  • • NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY AND NANOVACCINE PREP (HBV SURFACE PROTEIN AND POLYMERS –PLGA NANOPARTICLE)
  • • HERPES VIRUSES MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS: ROLE IN ABORTION
  • STUDENTS’ TRAINING AND SUPERVISION
  • • Post-Doctoral Researchers (2)
  • • Doctoral (PhD) Students (15)
  • • Master (MSc) Students (13)
  • • Honours Students (7)
  • • Trainees and Technical Staff (16)
  • • Undergraduate students Class / Groups/ Graduation Research Projects
TEACHINING EXPERINENCE
  • POSTGRADUATE COURSES TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  • • ADVANCED GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS
  • • ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENE CLONING
  • • SYSTEM BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS
  • • MOLECULAR AND CLINICAL LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS
  • • VACCINE TECHNOLOGY
  • • MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY
  • • MEDICAL VIROLOGY-ADVANCED TOPICS
  • • MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES
  • • RESEARCH METHODS AND SEMINAR PRESENTATION
  • • ENGLISH-ACADEMIC SKILLS-LEVEL 2 AND 3 FOR MSC AND PHD STUDENTS
  • TEACHING UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:
  • • MEDICAL VIROLOGY AND VACCINOLOGY
  • • ANIMAL TISSUE CULTURE
  • • GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS: ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES
  • • IMMUNOLOGY
  • • MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
  • • MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • • BIOSAFETY AND BIORISK MANAGEMENT
  • • ENGLISH – HEADWAY OXFORD
  • • RESEARCH PROJECT DESIGN AND ACADEMIC WRITING
  • • BIOINFORMATICS-INTRODUCTORY AND ESSENTIALS
  • • RESEARCH PROJECT: SUPERVISION FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS
AWARDS
  • AWARDS AND HONOURS
  • • Post-doc Fellowship National Centre for HIV Virology Research, University of Sydney, Australia
  • • PhD Scholarship Scientific Research Council, Baghdad, Iraq
  • • Young Scientist Award Scientific Research Council, Baghdad, Iraq
  • • Res Achievement Prize Scientific Research Council, Baghdad, Iraq
  • • MSc Scholarship Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University
GRANTS EXTERNAL FUNDING
  • RESEARCH GRANT FUNDS
  • ESTABLISHING THREE MOLECULAR VIROLOGY LABS, BRP, USA, 2020
  • BIORISK MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, CRDF GLOBAL-USA FUND, FEBRUARY 2019.
  • IRAQ BIOLOGICAL SECURITY GRANT COMPETITION, PI. CRDF GLOBAL-USA FUND, JUNE, 2017 ($43,000.00)
  • BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP, PI. CRDF GLOBAL, NOV 28-30, 2017. ($990.00), BAGHDAD, IRAQ.
  • BROADER MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA BIORISK MANAGEMENT ENHANCEMENT GRANT (BMENA-BMEG) COMPETITION, 2015. ($10,000 US)
  • IRAQ BIORISK MANAGEMENT MENTORSHIP SELECTION SNL (SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES) DIRECT MENTOR, 2015.
  • IRAQ BIOSCIENCES RESEARCH GRANT- 60 ($50,000). BIORISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PROJECT, CRDF GLOBAL, 2014
SERVICE LEADERSHIP
  • MINISTERIAL COMMITTEES
  • • MEMBER OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON CBRN (CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR), 2018, MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (MOHESR), IRAQ
  • • MEMBER OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON BIOSAFETY CURRICULUM PROGRAM, 2019
  • • MEMBER OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON BIOLOGICAL LAB CLASSIFICATION, 2019
  • • MEMBER OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL GLP ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING LABORATORIES IN IRAQ UNIVERSITIES, 2018
  • • MEMBER OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON SELF-ASSESSMENT REPORT ON TEACHING LABS FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND BIOTECHNOLOGY: SWOT ANALYSIS, 2018
  • • MINISTRY REPRESENTATIVE ON THE IRAQI NATIONAL MONITORING DIRECTORATE ON BIOSAFETY BIOSECURITY IN TEACHING LABORATORIES, 2019.
  • UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES
  • • HEAD OF CBRN UNI CENTRAL COMMITTEE, 2019
  • • HEAD OF THE UNI CENTRAL TEACHING LABS GLP (GOOD LAB PRACTICES) FOR NATIONAL ACCREDITATION, 2017
  • • MEMBER OF THE UNI SUPREME COUNCIL ON ACADEMIC QUALITY ASSURANCE, 2017
  • FACULTY COMMITTEES
  • • DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL MOLECULAR VIROLOGY AND VACCINOLOGY LAB, 2013
  • • HEAD AND PI OF ANIMAL TISSUE CULTURE RESEARCH, 2013
  • • DIRECTOR OF BIOSAFETY, BIOSECURITY AND BIORISK MANAGEMENT, 2013
  • • DIRECTOR OF DIVISIONS OF TEACHING QUALITY ASSURANCE, ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND LABORATORY ACCREDITATION UNITS
  • • MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR & MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (DMMB), AL-NAHRAIN UNIVERSITY, 2013
  • • MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR & MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (DMMB), AL-NAHRAIN UNIVERSITY, 2013
  • • MEMBER OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL FOR AL-NAHRAIN UNI ACADEMIC QUALITY ASSURANCE
  • • MEMBER OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE FOR RECOGNITION OF HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREES, MOHESR, 2016.
  • • MEMBER OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE FOR LABORATORY QUALITY MANAGEMENT
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS MEMBERSHIP
  • I have served the discipline by being involved with the scientific and professional associations for microbiologists, immunologists, and molecular biologists, as well as HIV medicine professionals, including:
  • • Australian Society for Microbiologists (ASM)
  • • Australian Society of HIV Medicine (ASHM)
  • • Australian National Centre for HIV Virology Research (ANCHVR)
  • • Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • • Australian Society for Immunologists (ASI)
  • • European Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Association
  • • University of Queensland Graduate Society
  • • Westmead Hospital Science Association
Others
  • EDITORIAL OPINION SOUGHT
  • SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS IMPACT FACTOR
  • • Journal of Virology (6.65)
  • • Blood (10.5)
  • • Journal of Leukocyte Biology (3.5)
  • • Journal of Methods in Virology (2.4)
  • • Journal of Immunology (9.5)
  • • AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses (3.0)
  • PRESENTATION AT INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES - SUMMARY
  • • Presented 55 papers in national conferences and meetings (in Australia).
  • • Presented 37 papers or posters at international conferences (Overseas).
  • • PRESENTATION AS INVITED SPEAKER. I have been invited to present seminars, plenary lectures and workshops on the progress of my research projects to several national and International Institutes.
  • PUBLISHED JOURNAL PEER REVIEWED PAPERS
  • I have published more than 40 articles in biomolecular, cellular and immunological as well as applied clinical research in highly distinguished journals of the discipline. They are peer-reviewed by international specialists in the particular field of the project. A full list of publications is available. I published in the following journals:
  • • GENE REPORTS
  • • THE OPEN AIDS JOURNALS
  • • JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY
  • • JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY
  • • BLOOD
  • • ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY
  • • JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • • JOURNAL OF LEUKOCYTE BIOLOGY
  • • JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY
  • • AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES
  • • CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • • RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE
  • • VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY
  • • VETERINARY IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOPATHOLOGY
Publications
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