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Esmaeil Al-Saleh        

Academic Credentials

B.Sc.                   1990                                

M.Sc.                 1994       

Ph.D.                  1999       

 

Academic Position

Assistant professor

Teaching Interests  

1

Plant Kingdom

0494-102

2

Microbial World

0494-105

3

Microbial World

0494-106

4

Micro-Techniques and Microscopy

0494-107

5

Microbial Metabolism and Genetics

0495-203

6

Bacteriology

0495-205

7

Micro-algae and Protozoa

0495-207

8

Microbiology of Extreme Environments

0495-465

9

Research Project in Molecular Biology

0493-410

10

Fundamentals of Biotechnology

0497-490

11

Research Project in Microbiology

0495-494

12

Microbial Communities in Desert

0494-305

 

1

Biotechnology II

2050518

2

Techniques in Molecular Biology

2050504

3

Research Techniques

0452501

4

Aspects of Biotechnology

0452541

5

Environmental Biotechnology

2040570

Research Interests  

  1. Bioremediation of hydrocarbon and heavy metal contaminated sites.

  2. Assessment of factors limiting the rate of bioremediation of hydrocarbons in contaminated sites.

  3. Assessment of biodegradative potential of indigenous microbiota in contaminated sites.

  4. Molecular approaches for monitoring the toxicity of environmental hazardous waste and assessing the alteration of the bacterial populations.

  5. Detection of genes encoding key enzymes in hydrocarbon catabolic pathways.

  6. Microbiological and molecular analysis of bacterial communities.

  7. Molecular detection and characterization of some medically important bacteria (e.g. MRSA, Pseudomonas aeruginosa & VRE) in food and environmental samples.

  8. Antimicrobial activity of natural and synthetic products.

PUBLICATIONS (selected)

  1. ALSaleh, E. & Obuekwe, C. (2005). Inhibition of hydrocarbon bioremediation by lead in a crude oil contaminated soil. InternationalBiodeterioration and Biodegradation 56, 1-7.

  2. Obuekwe, C., AL-Jadi, Z. & ALSaleh, E. (2007). Sequential hydrophobic partitioning of cells of Pseudomonas aeruginosa gives rise to variants of increasing cell-surface hydrophobicity. FEMS Microbiology Letters 270, 214-219.

  3. Obuekwe, C., AL-Jadi, Z. & ALSaleh, E. (2007). Insight into heterogeneity in cell-surface hydrophobicity and ability to degrade hydrocarbons among cells of two hydrocarbon-degrading bacterial populations. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 53, 252-260.

  4. Obuekwe, C., AL-Jadi, Z. & ALSaleh, E. (2008). Comparative hydrocarbon degradation by hydrophobic and hydrophilic variants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Applied Microbiology 105, 1876-1887.

  5. Obuekwe, C., AL-Jadi, Z. & ALSaleh, E. (2009). Hydrocarbon degradation in relation to cell-surface hydrophobicity among bacterial hydrocarbon degraders from petroleum-contaminated Kuwait desert environment. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 63, 273-279.

  6. ALSaleh, E. & Obuekwe, C. (2009). Predominant crude oil-degrading bacteria in Kuwait coast. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 63, 400-406.

  7. ALSaleh, E. & Obuekwe, C. (2009). Effect of nickel on hydrocarbon biodegradation in a crude oil contaminated soil. Journal of Basic Microbiology 49(3), 256-263. DOI: 10.1002/jobm.200800130.

  8. Afzal, M., Al-Habib, A., Al-Saleh, E. & Safer, A. (2010). Bactericidal effect of grape seed extract on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Journal of Toxicological Sciences 35(3), 357-64.
    ALSaleh, E. & Obuekwe, C. (2013). Self-remediation of oil pollution in potable water. Submitted to International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation

  9. ALSaleh, E., Akbar, A. & Obuekwe, C. (2013). Pervasiveness of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Kuwait soil. Submitted to Journal of Basic Microbiology

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