Academic Staff

                                        Dr. Narmin Saeed Merza
Dr. Narmin Saeed Merza Head of Biology Department
Assistant Professor /Head of Biology Department
Molecular Microbiology
    • 2009 - 2013, PhD in Molecular Microbiology (Excellent), College of Education, University of Zakho.
    • 2004 - 2006, M.Sc. in molecular biology(Very good),  College of Education, University of Dohuk.
    • 1995 - 1999, B.Sc. in biology (Good), College of Science, University of Al.Anbar.
    1. Fingerprinting and genetic relationship among Escherichia coli strains producing B. Lactamase collected from urine using ERIC/PCR Assay; ZJPAS, 30 (3); 20-25(2018).
    2. Molecular differentiation and determination of multi-drug resistant isolates of Pseudomonas spp. collected from burn patients attending two major hospitals in Kurdistan Region-Iraq; Zanco J. Med. Sci., 22 (3). (2017)
    3. Molecular detection of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus harbouring β- lactamase resistance genes isolated from different sources of infections. Zanco J. Med. Sci., 21(3). (2017)
    4. Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Fim H gene in Escherichia coli Isolates Recovered From Patients With UTIs. Medical Journal of Babylon, 14 (3) ;470 - 477. (2017)
    5. Molecular Characterization of Extended Spectrum B Lactamase Producing Escherichia coli Isolated from Urine in Kurdistan Region-Iraq. International Journal of Chemical and Biomolecular Science, 2( 2), 51-55. (2016)
    6. Phylogenetic Grouping of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Using Different Molecular Typing Methods in Kurdistan Region-Iraq. International Journal of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering;. 1( 4); 284-291. (2015)
    7. The Prevalence of Virulence Factors Among Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Strains Isolated From Different Hospitals in Kurdistan Region-Iraq; International Journal of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering; 1( 3):338-343.( 2015)
    8. The frequency and spectrum of K-ras mutations among Iraqi patients with sporadic colorectal carcinoma; Indian Journal Cancer; 49 issue 1; 163-168. (2012)
    9. A spectroscopic study on effects of benzene upon human DNA in the presence of UV-B light; Iraqi Journal of Biotechnology; 7(2). (2008)
    10. Application of Specific PCR assays for detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Preliminary study on the effects of Benzene and UV-B light upon Staphylococcus aureus DNA; Journal of Duhok University; 13(1). (2010)
    11. Genetic relationship assessment among Staphylococcus aureus isolates in Kurdistan Region-Iraq Using Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) Markers.. Journal of Duhok University, 4(1). (2010),
    12. Isolation and identification of Staphylococcus aureus using classical and molecular methods. Journal of Duhok University, 12 (1). (2009).

  • Molecular Biology,  Bacteriology, Bioinformatics

  • Courses Taught at University Level:         

    Undergraduate B.Sc. courses:

    • I)     Parasitology
    • II)   Molecular Biology.
    • III) General Biology.
    • IV) Microbiology

    Post graduate M.Sc. and Ph. D. course:

    • I)     Molecular Genetics.
    • II)   Molecular Biology

    • More than one time participating in a workshop on Basic molecular biology organized by Scientific Research Center, Dohuk University/Iraq.
    • More than ten years teaching in Dohuk University/Iraq.
    • More than one time participating as member in preparatory staff for organizing “Biology Conference, Dohuk University.
    • Participate in the workshop with hands- on DNA Molecular Marker techniques for Crop Improvement, ICRDA/Syria.
    • Participate in the workshop with hands- on Training Course in DNA sequencing and analysis at Center for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR center- Malaya University)/Malaysia..
    • Participate in the workshop as one organizers in two days; on the principles of DNA sequencing technology at the Scientific Research Center/College of Science/ Duhok University/Iraq..

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