Academic Staff

                                        Dr. Hemin Esmael Othman
Dr. Hemin Esmael Othman ____________________________
Assistant Professor
Molecular Biology
  • 2017 Ph.D. in Biology/Molecular Biology, Split-Site Program, University of Duhok collaborated with the University of Manchester, UK.

    2008 MSc in Molecular Genetics, Department of Biology/ College of Science/ University of Koya collaborated with the University of Duhok.

    2004 BSc in Biology/ College of Science/ University of Salahaddin.

    1. Saeed AY, Assafi MS, Othman HE, Shukri HM (2022). Prevalence of SARS -CoV-2 IgG/IgM antibodies among patients in Zakho City, Kurdistan, Iraq. J Infect Dev Ctries 16:1126-1130. DOI:
    2. KM Amen, O Abdullah, A Amin, B Hasan, Z Mohamed, L Sulaiman, M Shekha, H Najmuldeen, B Barzingi, A Salih, D Mahmood, HE Othman, et al. (2022). Cancer Incidence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Results of a Seven-Year Cancer Registration in Erbil and Duhok Governorates. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 23(2):601-615. doi: 10.31557/APJCP.2022.23.2.601.
    3. HE Othman, EL Miller, JMS Jubrael, IS Roberts. (2018). Genotypic characterization and novel multilocus sequence types of exoU+ Pseudomonas aeruginosa from different clinical infections and environments. Revista Innovaciencia,6(1), 1-14.
    4. HE Othman. (2018). Molecular Identification and Genotyping of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolates Using Double-Locus Sequence Typing (DLST) Analysis. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 30 (6), 118-129. DOI:
    5. SH Ali, HE Othman, PAA Zibari, and JMS Jubrael. (2018). Evaluation of genetic variations and phylogeny of the most popular pear (Pyrus communis L.) cultivars in Duhok city using AFLP markers. Revista Innovaciencia 6 (1), 1-10.
    6. HE Othman, NS Merza, JMS Jubrael. (2014). Nucleotide sequence analysis of methicillin resistance Staphylococcus aureus in Kurdistan Region-Iraq. Science Journal of University of Zakho (1):65-73. DOI: 10.25271/2014.2.1.134.
    7. HE Othman, SK Ismail, JMS Jubrael. (2012). Genetic Variation and Phylogenetic Diversity among Clinical and Soil Isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa as Revealed by RAPD-PCR Analysis. Journal of Duhok University, 13 (1 special issue), p317-325.
    8. HE Othman and AH Hasan. (2011). Genetic Variation and Genetic Relationships among Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Rizgary General Hospital by using RAPD-PCR. J. Koya University 18, p61-72.
    9. HE Othman. (2010). RAPD-PCR Markers in Genetic Relationship and Phylogenetic Diversity Analysis of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Dr. Khalid and Rizgary General Hospitals. J Koya Univer 17, 85-100., 1.
    10. HE Othman, Ayad Hazirn Hasan, Aqeel Ismail Gheni. (2010). Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria causing urinary tract infection in pregnant and non-pregnant women. J. Koya University 16, p63-76.
    11. HE Othman, KM Hawrami, JMS Jubrael. (2010). Molecular Fingerprinting and Phylogenetic Diversity of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated From Dr. Khalid General Hospital in Koya. J. Duhok Univ. Vol. 13, No. 1, Pp 14-22.

  • Molecular biology, Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Engineering, Epigenetics, Biotechnology, Medical bacteriology, and Cancer research.

    • Three years of postgraduate (MSc & PhD) lectureship teaching experiences; including Advanced Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Nanotechnology, and Growth and Development, at Department of Biology/ College of Science/ University of Duhok, from 2019 until present.
    • Six years of lectureship teaching, experiences; including Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Cell biology, at Department of Biology as well as research experiences at Research Center/ College of Science/ University of Koya.
    • Twelve years of lectureship teaching of undergraduate students including; Molecular Biology, Genetics, Zoology, Botany, Food Microbiology, and research experiences at Department of Biology and Scientific Research Center/ College of Science/ University of Duhok, from 2010 until present.
    • Four years of lectureship teaching experiences (BSc & MSc); including Molecular Diagnostics, Human Genetics, Medical bacteriology, and Advanced Molecular Diagnostics, at the College of Health and Medical Techniques Shekhan/ Duhok Polytechnique University.
    • Three years of research experiences at the faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) at the University of Manchester within UK in collaboration Split-site research program between University of Duhok and University of Manchester, UK as part of my PhD study under the supervision of Professor Dr. Ian S. Roberts.
    • Professional experiences in different Molecular biology techniques; including Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Real Time PCR, MLST, DLST, Gene cloning and Recombinant DNA Technologies, DNA Sequencing, as well as Bioinformatics and DNA Sequence Data analyses and interpretations.

    • PhD Supervision: Department of Biology/College of Science/University of Sulaimani (Comparison of different molecular methods for genotyping of MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolated from patients in Sulaimani Hospitals).
    • MSc Supervision: Department of Biology/College of Science/University of Duhok (Molecular Identification and Genotypic characterization of the Superbug Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in different clinical infections).
    • MSc Supervision: Department of Biology/College of Science/University of Duhok (Molecular identification, Phylogeny, and Prevalence of Burkholderia cepacia complex strains in the Respiratory Tract of Hospitalized Patients).

    • The 2nd Kurdistan conference on biology science, University of Duhok 6th-8th May 2008.
    • Basic molecular biology technique by Scientific Research Center, University of Duhok, October 2008.
    • The 3rd Kurdistan conference on biological science, University of Duhok 6th-8th May 2010.
    • Teaching Methodologies and skills Training Course, University of Koya, 1st Nov. 2009 to 17th Feb. 2010.
    • 1st Zakho International Scientific Conference, University of Zakho, 2014.
    • 2nd International Scientific Conference for Kurdistan Students, University of Nottingham /UK, 15th-17tj Sep. 2014.
    • Academic English Language Training Course, University of Manchester/ UK, 15th Sep. to 16th Dec. 2014.
    • Faculty Research Symposium, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester /UK, 2015.
    • The 5th Kurdistan International Conference on Science and Technology, College of Science, University of Duhok, 24th – 25th Apr. 2019.
    • Workshop on: School of Doctorate at University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca CUASVM/ Romania study opportunities. College of Science/ University of Duhok, 21st Apr. 2019.
    • Workshop on: The Future of Education and Technology: The Contribution of Online Labs and Virtual Reality, Cultural Center-University of Duhok 24th April 2019.
    • International workshop on: Essentials in Research, Literature Reviews and Successful Publication, United Iraqi association UK & Ireland (UIMA), 12th Mar. 2021.
    • International workshop on: National Information Infrastructure Road Map: libraries, museums, and research centres networks, The Nahrein Network (a collaborative international project funded by the UK Arts and humanities research council), 31st Mar. 2021.
    • International workshop on: University campus as regional powerhouse, The Nahrein Network (a collaborative international project funded by the UK Arts and humanities research council), 31st Mar. 2021.
    • International Conference on: World Zoonosis Day, University of Baghdad, 3rd Aug. 2021.
    • Workshop on Biology Research Laboratories: Facilities and Applications. Organized by Biology Department/ College of Science /University of Duhok on 31st Mar. 2022.
    • International workshop on: Impact of Food Borne Diseases on Public Health, organized by the department of Medical Laboratory Science at Knowledge University on 24th Feb. 2022.
    • The 2nd International Conference of Computer Science and Software Engineering (2022 CSASE), 15th – 17th Mar. 2022.

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