Academic Staff

                                        Dr. Atheel Najib Yousef
Dr. Atheel Najib Yousef Coordinator
Lecturer / Coordinator
Plant Physiology
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in Plant Physiology /Ecophysiology form  Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany. April 2009 – November 2013
    • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Plant Biotechnology from Mosul University, Mosul, Iraq.November 1999 – February 2002.
    • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in General Biology from Mosul University, Mosul, Iraq.September 1995 – Jun 1999. 
    1. In vitro morphogenetic response of apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) and pear (Pyrus communis L.) to the elevated levels of copper and myo-inositol RS Toma, GH Danial, ANY Habash Acta Agrobotanica 65 (3), 2012
    2. Rapid protocol of Aloe vera in vitro propagation ANYSBE G. H. Danial, D. A. Ibrahim Tijas 51 (1), 2020
    3. Überexpression der Pyruvat-Phosphat-Dikinase ermöglicht besseres Wachstum von Tabak auf kalkhaltigen Böden. 2013. Verlag: Dr. Köster, Berlin. CASJM Habash, A.N., Trejo-Téllez, L.I., Köhn
    4. Overexpression of Pyruvate, Orthophosphate Dikinase Facilitates Phosphate Uptake and Allows Better Growth of Tobacco in Alkaline Soil A Habash biology chemistry and pharmacy, 2013
    5. Transgene Pflanzen mit erhöhter Säure-Exsudation: Phosphaternährung. CASJM Habash, A.N., Trejo-Téllez, L.I., Köhn Verlag: Dr. Köster, Berlin, 2012
    6. Clonal propagation of Dianthus caryophyllus L. through tissues culture. AN Danial, G. H., OMAR, M. S. and Habash Duhok University journal, 2008
    7. Regeneration of transformed forage legume plants by Agrobacterium rhizogenes R1601. 2003. Qatar University Science Journal 23, 109-16. NI Habash, A. N. and Al-Barhawi Qatar university science journal, 109-115, 2003
    8. Electro stimulation and genetic transformation by Agrobacterium rhizogenes R 1601 in improvement of protein content of alfalfa and clover plants AN



  • Research is an integral part of my academic experience. It enhances my personal knowledge base and adds to the general understanding of complex subjects.  Research can forge much-needed connections between disciplines, and it enriches the educational experience for students. Topically, my research addresses broad questions about the plant (specially roots) growth and development under stressed environmental and soil conditions.  The plant physiology/ ecophysiology study's the  complex interactions between plants and their environment (biotic and a biotic factors). It focuses on physiological (metabolism)  and molecular mechanisms (genetic factors) that enable plants to cope with flooding stress and/or dense, competitive environments, drought and nutrition.  These stress conditions induce changes in plant growth and metabolism, like root architecture changes  helping plants to adapt to high water levels or to outcompete neighbors in dense vegetation as examples. 

     My personal interest is concentrated on understanding  the plant mechanism used  for changes of its roots architecture and metabolism under the alkaline and acid soils ( soils that holds un-soluble unavailable nutrients for plant uptake) and the effect of these changes on plant growth and development, this could lead to enabling the plant internally for better growth development and yield under such conditions.

  • Plant physiology (theory and practical), practical plant tissue culture, practical cytology, practical genetic, practical entomology, lab techniques, practical archegoniate, practical ecology and environmental pollution.

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