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Jassim M. Al-Hassan             

Academic Credentials

1.Higher National Diploma in Chemistry, 1967, Royal Institute of Chemistry, U.K.                        

2.Conversion Year to Biological Chemistry, 1968-1969, University of Wales, Swansea, U.K.

3.  Ph.D. 1972 University of Wales, Swansea, U.K. 

Academic Position

1. Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Swansea, 1972-73.

2. Lecturer, Chemistry Dept., Kuwait University 1973-79.

3. Head of Chemistry Dept., Kuwait University, 1976-77.

4. Head of Biochemistry Dept., Kuwait University, 1978-81.

5. Associate Professor, Biochemistry Dept., Kuwait University, 1979-June 1987.

6. Head of Biochemistry Dept., Kuwait University, March 1986-June 1997.

7. Professor, Biochemistry Dept., Kuwait University, 2nd June 1987-todate.

Research Interests    

1.      Pharmacologically Active Components from the Arabian Gulf Catfish (Arius Bilineatus).

2.      Mass spectrometry of some biochemical compounds.

3.      Synthesis, metal complexing and conformation of cyclic peptides.

4.      Antibiotics from the Kuwaiti environment.

5.      Biochemistry of some local medicinal plants.

6.      Toxins from local toxic fishes.

7.      Marine environment and animals of the Arabian Gulf Biotopes.

8.      Organic pollutants in drinking water of Kuwait.

9.      Environment surveys & studies in relation to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

10.   Wound healing research, utilizing components from skin secretion of the Arabian Gulf Catfish.

11.    Toxins from local toxic fishes.

12.    Marine environment and animals of the Arabian Gulf Biotopes.

8.      Organic pollutants in drinking water of Kuwait.

13.    Anti-inflammatory agents from the marine evironment.

14.   Anti-cancer agents from the marine evironment.

Teaching Interests          

Courses Taught at University Level:  

Undergraduate:

1.      Bio-inorganic Chemistry for Chemists.

2.      Enzymes.

3.      Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins.

4.      Biochemistry of Some Medicinal Compounds.

5.      Vitamins and Hormones.

6.      Amino Acids, Peptides, Proteins and Nucleic Acids (313).

7.      Introduction to Biochemistry (271).

8.      Introduction to Pharmaceutical Biochemistry (335).

9.      Biochemistry III (425).

10.    Biochemistry I (315).    

Graduate:  

1.         Advanced Biochemistry (No. 511).

2.         Proteins & Peptides (544).    

 

Last Research Papers

  1.   J. M. Al-Hassan, M. Afzal, C. V. N. Rao and S. Fayad. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Aliphatic Hydrocarbons (AHs) in Edible Fish from The Arabian Gulf. Contam.Toxicol. (2003) 70: 205-212.

  2. V. Subba Rao, J. M. Al-Hassan, F. Al-Yamani, K. Al-Rafaie, W. Ismail, C. V. Nageswara Rao, and J. M. Al-Hassan. Elusive Red Tides in Kuwait Coastal Waters. Harmful Algal News. (2003) 24: 10-13.

  3. A. Al-Banaw, R. Kenngott, J. M. Al-Hassan and F. Sinowatz. Histochemical Analysis of Glycoconjugates in the Skin of a Catfish (Arius tenuispinis, day). Anat Histol Embryol. (2010) 39 (1): 42-50.

  4. Jassim M. Al-Hassan, Samira Al-Awadi, Sosamma Oomen, Abdulaziz Al-Khamis and Mohammad Afzal. Tryptophan Oxidative Metabolism Catalyzed by Geobacilllus Stearothermophilus: A Thermophile Isolated from Kuwait Soil Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons. Inter J of Tryptophan Res. (2011): 4 1-6.

Patents

  1. United States Patent for Method of Producing Wound Healing Preparation.  Patent No. 5,658,594 dated August 19, 1997.   Inventor:  Dr. Jassim M. Al-Hassan.

  2. United States Patent for Methods for Treatment of Muscle Spasm, Edema and Dermatological Conditions using Epidermal Gel Secretion from an Arabian Gulf Catfish.  Patent No. 5,912,018 dated June 15, 1999.  Inventor:  Dr. Jassim M. Al-Hassan.

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