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PERSONAL INFORMATION
Full Name: Dr. Arwa Mujahid Al-Shuwaikh Gender: Female  Birthdate: 1978  Nationality: Iraq Degree: PhD  Academic Title: Professor College\Center: College of Medicine  Departement: Microbiology Major: Medical Microbiology  Specialty: Virology Occupation: Professor Mother Language: Arabic  Other Languages: English Work email: arwa.mujahid@nahrainuniv.edu.iq Personal email: arwa_alshwaikh_2004@yahoo.com
EDUCATION
  • Professor in Microbiology Department, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University_1/3/2021.
  • Ph.D. Medical Microbiology, Microbiology Department, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University_ 2013.
  • M.Sc. Medical Microbiology, Microbiology Department, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University – 2006.
  • B.Sc. Microbiology, Biology Department, College of Science, Al-Mustansiriyah University – 2000.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Laboratory Skills: Medical Microbiology, Biomedical Science, Virology, Pathogenesis, Antiviral, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), Immunohistochemistry (IHC), In situ hybridization (ISH), Tissue Culture, Virus Culture, Transfection technique, immunofluorescence, Western Blotting, Conventional Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Multiplex PCR, and Real Time PCR.
  • Communication Skills: Team Workshops, Social Skills, Public Speaking.
  • Computing Skills: Microsoft Office (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word) and SPSS program.
  • Teaching Skills: Curriculum Design.
APPOINTMENTS
  • A member of the examination committee for the academic year 2013-2014 and 2015-2015.
  • Member of the Student Club Committee under Administrative Order No. 2/1/8/4485 dated 12/7/2014.
  • Member of the Quality Assurance Committee regarding the self-evaluation of faculties according to (Guide to ensure the quality of academic programs in faculties of Arab universities) The second axis: The Academic Curriculum according to Administrative Order No. 6/1/20/4540 dated 12/10/2014.
  • Member of a committee for the purpose of supervising the exchange of laboratory equipment according to the administrative order No. 2/1/8/2211 dated May 12, 2016.
  • Member of the Committee for the Application of Self-Assessment Axes in accordance with Administrative Order 2/1/8/5125 dated 11/24/2016.
  • Head of the Continuing Education Unit in accordance with the administrative order No. 2/1/1/1181 dated 28/2/2017, and according to the administrative order No. 2/1/8/4724 dated 11/15/2018, and according to the administrative order No. 2/ 1/8/1306 on 3/24/2019.
  • Member of the laboratory accreditation unit committee according to administrative order 2/1/8/1739 in 3/28/2017 until 10/10/2018 according to administrative order No. 2/1/1/4111.
  • Member of the scientific laboratories audit committee according to administrative order 2/1/8/3068 in 4/6/2017 and administrative order 2/1/8/5702 in 11/16/2017.
  • Member of the committee for the preparation of data and statistics required by the ministerial audit committee for the national classification of Iraqi universities, according to administrative order No. 2/1/1/6338 in 12/24/2017 until 4/1/2018 according administrative order No. 2/1/1/95.
  • Member of a examination committee in the Department of Microbiology according to the administrative order No. 2/1/8/202 in 9/1/2018.
  • Member of the teaching methods and test validity committee according to the university order No. 3/1/723 in 14/1/2018
  • Member of the Iraqi science day committee for the year 2018 according to the administrative order No. 2/1/8/1116 in 2/2/2018
  • Member of the preparatory committee for the third conference of postgraduate students research 2018 in accordance with the administrative order No. 2/1/8/1692 in 3/4/2018.
  • Member of the committee to prepare the quarterly report of the college’s achievements in coordination with the Dean’s office, according to administrative order No. 2/1/8/2206 in 5/8/2018.
  • Member of the committee for preparing the main axes of the strategic plan according to order No. 2/1/8/3722 in 9/17/2018.
  • Member of the national strategy committee of the college of medicine - Al-Nahrain University, according to the administrative order No. 2/1/8/3982 in 10/2/2018.
  • Director of the governmental program for development of employees of ministries and entities not associated with the ministry + development of University leaders according to administrative order No. 2/1/1/1595 in 11/4/2019
  • Member of the central university committee for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear safety and security (CBRN), according to the university order No. 6/10046 in 6/8/2019 until 10/20/2021 according to administrative order No. 1/2/2964.
  • Member of the crisis cell committee, according to the administrative order No. 3/2/2/918 in 4/3/2020.
  • Member of the strategic plan committee, according to the administrative order No. 3/2/2/1131 in 04/21/2021.
  • Member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee, according to the administrative order No. Tb/3/2/2/2480 dated 7/9/2021.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE SUPERVISOR THESIS
  • Visiting scholar at Molecular Virology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology, USC School of Medicine, South Carolina-United State of America.
  • Supervising thesis and dissertations (13): master’s students (9) and doctoral students (4)
  • Discussion committee (28): master (25) PhD (3)
  • Ph.D. comprehensive examination committee (15)
  • Research project approval committee (26)
  • Evaluation of academic letters (5)
  • Research evaluation (35)
GRANTS EXTERNAL FUNDING
  • L’Oreal- UNESCO “for women in science 2017” Levant and Egypt
SERVICE LEADERSHIP
  • Head of the Continuing Education Unit in accordance with the administrative order No. 2/1/1/1181 dated 28/2/2017, and according to the administrative order No. 2/1/8/4724 dated 11/15/2018, and according to the administrative order No. 2/ 1/8/1306 on 3/24/2019.
  • Director of the Governmental Program for Development of Employees of Ministries and Entities Not Associated with the Ministry + Development of University Leaders According to Administrative Order No. 2/1/1/1595 dated 11/4/2019
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • Member of the Iraqi Microbiologists Association since 2010.
  • Member of the Iraqi Genetic and Environmental Resources Conservation Society from 2012 to 2018.
  • Member of the Iraqi Society for Nanotechnology since 2012.
  • Member of the Iraqi Biologists Organization from 2013 to 2014.
  • Member of the British Immunology Society from (2017) until now.
  • Member of the Middle East Society for Molecular Biology (2016) until now
Conferences, symposiums and workshops
  • Conferences (50): outside Iraq (5), inside Iraq (45).
  • symposiums (56): lecturer (10), attendance (46).
  • Training courses (95): lecturer (23), attendance (72)
  • 16-20/2/2014 Participated in the training Course ELISA in the Medical Research Unit, Al-Nahrain University (as trainer).
  • 3-4/5/2015 Participated in the training workshop entitled "Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA)" at the Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University (as trainer).
  • 1-3/11/2016 participated in the training workshop entitled "Serological tests for diagnosis of viral infection using ELISA technique" (as trainer).
  • 12-13/2/2017 participated in the training workshop entitled "Introduction to Biosafety for Postgraduate Student" (as trainer).
  • 11/4/2017 organized a workshop in the tenth scientific conference of the college of medicine, Al-Nahrain University" (as trainer).
  • 2-4/5/2-2017 organized a workshop entitled "Principles and applications of Real Time PCR technology in viral diagnosis", Microbiology Department, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University (as trainer).
  • 9/10/2017 organized a workshop entitled "Demonstrating in Laboratory Practical” in Al-Nahrain University (as trainer).
  • 4-6/12/2017 organized a training course entitled "ELISA Technology and its Applications in Diagnosis", Microbiology Department, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University (as trainer).
  • 5-7/3/2018 organized a training course entitled "Immunohistochemistry and In-situ Hybridization technique", Microbiology Department, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University (as trainer).
  • 28/3/2018 organized a workshop entitled "Biological Safety", Biology Department, College Education for Pure Sciences/Ibn Al-Haytham, University of Baghdad (as trainer).
  • 21-23/10/2018 organized a workshop entitled "Biological Safety and Chemical Security", Microbiology, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University (as trainer).
  • 4-6/12/2018 organized a training course entitled "ELISA Technology and its Applications in Diagnosis", Microbiology Department, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University (as trainer).
  • 26-28/2/2019, participated in the training workshop entitled "Capacity Building for Laboratory Biorisk Management", this workshop organized by the Academic Assurance and Laboratory Accreditation Division, College of Biotechnology, Al-Nahrain University with support from CRDF Global (as trainer).
  • 27/2/2019 Organized a workshop entitled "EU Program for Research and Innovation: Horizon 2020", College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University (Organizer).
  • 5-7/3/2019 organized a training course entitled "Immunohistochemistry and In-situ Hybridization technique", Microbiology Department, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University (as trainer).
  • 10-12/3/2019, participated in the "Health Security Stewards Training Institute", Al-Nahrain Center, Baghdad, Iraq (fellow)
  • 18/11/2019, participation in the workshop "The harmful effects of random use of antibiotics" at the College of Education for Pure Sciences, Ibn Al-Haitham, University of Baghdad (as trainer).
  • 8-10/10/2019, participated in the training workshop entitled "Introduction to Biosafety and Biosecurity" (as trainer).
  • 22/1/2020, Participation in the workshop "rationalization use of water and electricity" (Organizer).
  • 5/2/2020, participation in the workshop "Novel Coronavirus nCoV-2019:
  • Prevention & Control " Al-Nahrain University, College of Medicine (as trainer).
  • 13/2/2020, participation in the workshop "Novel Coronavirus nCoV-2019:
  • Prevention & Control " Al-Nahrain University, College of Medicine (as trainer).
  • 21/2/2020, participation in the workshop "Novel Coronavirus nCoV-2019:
  • Prevention & Control " Iraqi Medical Association (as trainer).
  • 20/12/2020, Participated in the workshop "Immunohistochemistry" at the College of Education for Pure Sciences, Ibn Al-Haitham, University of Baghdad (as trainer).
  • 24/12/2020, Participated in the workshop "COVID-19 and biosafety in laboratories" at the College of Education for Pure Sciences, Ibn Al-Haitham, University of Baghdad (as trainer).
Others
  • Member of the Supporting Committee of the Preparatory Committee for the Second Scientific Conference “Conference of Genetics and Environment” of the Society for the Conservation of Iraqi Genetic and Environmental Resources, held for the period 19-20 March 2013 according to the administrative order No. 64 dated 10/3/2013.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Third Scientific Conference “Genetics and Environment Conference” of the Society for the Conservation of Iraqi Genetic and Environmental Resources, held for the period 15-16 April 2015 according to the administrative order No. 101/A dated 1/11/2014.
  • Member of the Preparatory Committee for the Fourth International Scientific Conference "Conference of Genetics and Environment" of the Society for the Conservation of Iraqi Genetic and Environmental Resources, held in Cairo - Egypt for the period 24-25/7/2016 according to the administrative order numbered on 9/24/2015.
  • Member of the Preparatory Committee for the Second International Scientific Conference “Sustainable Development for the Environment and Agriculture” of the Nobles Humanitarian Foundation, held in Cairo - Egypt for the period from 1-8/8/2017 according to the book No. 147 dated 7/22/2017.
Publications
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