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Nida Yousef Abdulla Ali

Academic Credentials

Ph.D: Microbiology/Bacterial Systematic, Univ. of Bristol, Medical School, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, U.K. , 1997.

B.Sc: Microbiology , Kuwait University, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany and Microbiology, Kuwait , 1988.

Academic Position

Assistant Proffessor, Bacterial taxonomy, Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences, Kuwait University.

Research Activities

a) Projects and Grants:

Principle Investigator:

1- 2007 Funded Research by Kuwait University. Tiltle: Oil-utilizing microorganisms associated with higher plants.

Project No. SL 01/07

Co-investigators: Dr. Naser Sorkhoh and P. Samir Radwan.

Project start date: 01-07-2008,project end date: 30-06-2011.

 

Co-Investigator:

 

2- 2008 Funded Research by Kuwiat University, Principle investigator Dr. Naser Sorkhoh. Tiltle: Phytoremdiation for mercury-polluted soil by crop plants and their rhizospheric bacteria.

Project No. SL08/07.

Project start date 01-02-2009, Project end date 31-01-2012

 

3- 2007 Funded Research by Kuwait University, Principle Investigator Dr. Narjes Dashti. Tiltle: Application of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) combined with viral-satellite RNAs to enhance yield production and to induce protection of tomato crop against cucumber mosaic virus (CMV).

Project No. SL 02/07

Project start date 15-07-2008 Project end date 14-07-2011

 

4- 2004: Funded Research by Kuwait University. Co-supervision with Dr. Patris Sulaiman, Principal Supervisor for the graduate student Taleb Mansour, to obtain his Master degree.

Project No. YS 07/04, entitled: Factors that influence the growth and development of Sclerotia and the biological control of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.

(Completed)

 

5- 2000: Funded Research by Kuwait University. Co-investigator with P. Reda Al-Hasan and P. Samir Radwan.

Project No. SL 01/00, entitled: Hydrocarbon utilizing bacteria associated with picoplanktons in the Arabian Gulf.

(Completed)

 

6- 1998-2000: Funded Research by Kuwait University. Co-investigator with Dr. Majdi Montasser.

Project No. SPO.074, entitled: Detection, isolation and identification of some viruses affecting tomato and potato crops in Kuwait

(Completed)

 

b) Thesis supervised:

 

M.Sc.: Co-supervision with Dr. Patris Sulaiman, Principal Supervisor for the graduate student Taleb Mansour, to obtain his Master degree. He was awarded his Master degree on February 2007. Thesis entitled: "Factors that influence the growth and development of Sclerotia and the biological control of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum".

 

Teaching Interests

UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL

Micro 494    (3 credits)    Microbial research project

Micro 409    (3 credits)    Microbiology of antimicrobial agents

Micro 371    (3 credits)    Microbial physiology

Micro 343    (3 credits)    Air and Water Microbiology

Micro 205    (3 credits)    Bacteriology

Micro 107    (3 credits)    Microscopy & Micro techniques

Micro 106    (3 credits)    Microbial world

BS     105   (3 credits)    Microbiology

Micro 108    (3 credits)    Microbiology

 

GRADUATE LEVEL (Msc)

Micro 551    (3 credits)    Microbial Taxonomy (Sharing with other staff members)

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