University of Kordofan Staff Members

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL DATA

Name

Mai Mohammed Hassan Ahmed

Date of birth

December 10th, 1975

Gender

Female

Marital status

Married

Academic status

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Immunology

Current Address

Tel: +249 (0) 912608986  (Mobile)

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EDUCATIONAL DATA

Year

Institute

2014-2015

College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, UK

2009-2013

School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University London, UK

2003-2004

School of Bioscience, University of Westminster, London, UK

1995-2000

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Nyala, Darfour, Sudan

1991-1994

Secondary School, Sudan

1988-1991

Intermediate School, Sudan

1982-1988

Preliminary School, Sudan

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree

Year

Institute

Postdoctoral Biological Sciences Research in BKA

2015

Brunel University London, UK

PhD in Cancer Biology and Biochemistry Research

2013

Brunel University London, UK

MSc in Medical Molecular Biology

2004

University of Westminster,   London, UK.

BSc in Veterinary Sciences

2000

University of Nyala, South Darfour, Sudan.

TRAINING COURSES

Course

Duration

Institute

The South African Infectious Disease Clinical Research Training Programme (SAIDCRTP) Siyantinga Professional Development Programme in Clinical Research

Feb. 24th – March 15th 2008

Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Advanced Laboratory Training Session, Receptor Biology Group

Oct 16th 2006 – Jan 16th  2007

Medical Biochemistry Division, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

International Practical Training Course and Symposium on ''Characterization and Management of Emerging Viral Diseases in the Developing World”

14th - 22 Nov 2006

National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Research Methodology (Fundamentals of Biostatistics)

17th -22 June 2006

The Graduate College of Medical and Health Sciences Board, Educational Development Centre for Medical and Health Professions (EDC), Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

A training course in Training Workshop, Training of Trainers, Higher Institution for Computing and Banking Studies, , University of Kordofan, El Obeid, Sudan.

Nov - Dec 2005

The Supreme Committee for Evaluation and Accredation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sudan

Computer Course, LINUX, (I.T skills)

June 2005

University of Khartoum, Sudan.

English for Academic Purposes POLYLANG, Institution Wide Language Progaramme

Sep 2003 -Jan 2005

University of Westminster, London - UK.

Advanced computer courses and Internet, WINDOWS, (I.T skills)

Dec 2000 - Jun 2001

University of Kordofan, Sudan.

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC CAREER

Associate Professor of Molecular Techniques and Immunology Department of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Immunology, Medical Laboratories Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, P. O. Box: 160, Elobeid 51111, Sudan

2014-Todate

Visiting Scientist, Genome Engineering and Maintenance Network (GEMNET), Laboratory of Nuclear and Genomic Health, College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, London, UB8 3PH, UK

2014-Todate

Head Department of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Immunology, Medical Laboratories Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, P. O. Box: 160, Elobeid 51111, Sudan

2005-Todate

Assistant Professor of Molecular Techniques and Immunology Department of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Immunology, Medical Laboratories Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan

2005-2014

Teaching Assistant (demonstrator for biology of the cell, histology, genetics and development modules) at the College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, London, UK.

2009-2012

Reportoire, Faculty Council, Faculty of Medicine and Health ciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan

2007-2008

Coordinator, Basic Medical Science, faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan

2006-2009

Researcher, Department of Molecular Biology , Institute for Endemic Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan

2005-2009

MSc postgraduate student, School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, London, UK

2003-2004

Part-time Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science and Humanities, University of Kordofan, Sudan.

2001-2005

Part-time Assistant Manager, Mohsin Veterinary Pharmacy, North Kordofan State, Sudan.

2000-2001

Veterinarian, Department of Animal Resources, North Kordofan State, Sudan.

2000-2001

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Institute

Subject

Faculty of Sciences and Humanities, University of Kordofan, Sudan.

i. Practical Zoology

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kordofan, Sudan

i. Practical Immunology

ii. Practical Molecular Techniques

LABORATORY EXPERIENCE

Molecular Biology

       I.            Bio-panning procedure

    II.            SDS/PAGE technology

III.            Western Blot

IV.            Dot Blot

    V.            2D-FISH

  1. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  2. qRT-PCR

Immunology

i. Cell culture preparation

ii. Immunofluorescence

iii. Fluorescence Microscopy and Images Analysis

vi. Phage display technology for human Monoclonal Antibodies (scFv) production

v. Assay of humoral immune responses using ELISA assay with special emphasis on human monoclonal antiboby blood grouping antigens’ technique

FACULTY ACTIVITIES
1.      Designed Curicula of Medical Molecular Biology and Genetics and Immunology, Medical Laboratories Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan
2.      Member of the Curicula Committee, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan
3.      Member of the Faculty Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan

SEMINARS, CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

1.      The 3rd International Conference of Federation of African Associations of Medical Laboratory Scientists, The 6th International Conference of Medical Laboratory Sceintist in Arab Countries, and The 1st International Conference of Medical Laboratory in Sudan (Invited Speaker: Discovery and Restoration of Aberrant Nuclear Structure and Genome Behaviour in Breast Cancer Cells from 6-9 December 2013), Friendship Hall Khartoum, Sudan.

2.      EMBO Conference Series on Nuclear Structure and Dynamics (Poster: 28 Sep.-2 Oct. 2011), Marseille, France.

3.      18th International Chromosome Conference (International Chromosome and Genome Society Prize and Invited for a Talk as A Young Scientist: The Role of Genome Organisation and Nuclear Structure in Breast Cancer Cells from 29 August - 2 September 2011), University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

4.      The 6th International Workshop on "Application of Advanced Molecular Methods for Diagnosis of Human Genetic Disease" at the National Institute of Gentic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB) in Cooperation with International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) on 13-16 May 2008, Tehran, Iran.

5.      Medical Education Workshops in: Putting E-Learning into practice: a Practical Approach, Making the Best Use of One-Hour Lecture and Personal/Professional effectiveness. Medical Education, The Second International Conference in the Sudan (21 – 26 March 2007), Khartoum Sudan.

6.      The 11th conference for Arab Union of Clinical Biology and European Union of Clinical Chemistry (Poster: Production of Human Monoclonal Antibodies to Blood Group Antigens from Phage Display), 29 April – 3 May 2006, Four Seasons Hotel, Damascus, Syria.

7.      International centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Workshop in Emerging Topics in Human Functional Genomics and Proteomics (Speaker and Poster: Phage Display Technology for the Identification of Human Monoclonal Antibodies against Blood Group Antigens), 26-31 March 2006, Anatlya, Turkey.

8.      The 7th Scientific Conference (Speaker: Phage Display Technology for the Identification of Human Monoclonal Antibodies against Blood Group Antigens), Biotechnology and Future Prospects Under the Theme Biotechnology for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Sciences and Technology, National Centre for Research, December 13-15, 2005, Friendship Hall, Khartoum, Sudan.

9.      The 9th OLS North/South Livestock Coordination Meeting, For Consideration of Veterinary Services for Animal Resources Development within the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, June 12 -16, 2005, Khartoum, Sudan.

10.  The 16th Conference of the World Organization for Animal Health; Office of International Epizootics (OIE) Regional Commission for Africa, February 7-10, 2005, Khartoum, Sudan.

11.  The 155th SGM Dublin meeting, Society for General Microbiology (SGM), September 6 – 9, 2004, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

MEMBERSHIP

1.      International Chromosome and Genome Society (ICGS), Cardif, UK.

2.      British Ferderation for Women Graduates (BFWG), Aylesford, UK.

3.      British Society for Cell Biology, UK.

4.      International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Italy and India.

5.      Arab Federation of Clinical Biology, Arab Countries.

6.      British Blood Transfusion Society (bbt), Manchester, UK.

7.      Society for General Microbiology (SGM), Reading, UK.

8.      International Society at the University of Westminster, London, UK.

9.      Sudan Veterinary Association (No. 2894), Sudan.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

I.T. Proficiency

1.      Operation.

2.      Word perfect.

3.      Excel.

4.      PowerPoint.

5.      Picturure Manger.

6.      Internet and E- mail.

Languages

1.      Arabic (mother tongue): fluent (writing and speaking).

2.      English (second language):  fluent (writing and speaking).

SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANTS

1.      Honor Fell Travel Award, British Society for Cell Biology (2011), UK.

2.      The International Chromosome and Genome Society (ICGS) Prize (2011), UK.

3.      British Ferderation for Women Graduates (BFWG, 2011), Aylesford, UK.

4.      Studentship from Brunel University (2011), London, UK.

5.      Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund, (2010-12), London, UK.

6.      Brunel International Scolarship (2009), Brunel University, London, UK.

7.      International centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Grant to attend The 6th International Workshop on "Application of Advanced Molecular Methods for Diagnosis of Human Genetic Diseasea" at the National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB) in Cooperation with International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) on 13-16 May 2008, Tehran, Iran.

8.      Fogarty International Centre of the National Institutes of Health Grant, USA to attend South African Infectious Disease Clinical Research Training Programme (SAIDCRTP), Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

9.      United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Fellowship, UNCTAD Room E-9086, Palais Des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10 to attend Advanced Laboratory Training session, Receptor Biology Group, Medical Biochemistry Division, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

10.  International centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Grant to attend an International Practical Training Course and Symposium ''Characterization and Management of Emerging Viral Diseases in the Developing World'', National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan.

11.  International centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Grant, workshop in Emerging Topics in Human Functional Genomics and Proteomics in Anatlya, Turkey.

12.  Postgraduate Student Conference Grant, 155th SGM Dublin meeting, Dublin, Ireland, Society for General Microbiology (SGM), UK.

13.  Full International Scholarship for MSc Degree, Scholarship committee at University of Westminster, UK.

PUBLICATIONS

1.      Ahmed MH, Karteris E, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (2016), The Role of the Drug Lovastatin in Restoration of Nuclear Structure and Genome Organisation in a HER2 Negative Breast Cancer Cell Line, International Journal of Cancer (In Press).

2.      Clements CS, Bikkul U, Ahmed MH, Foster HA, Godwin LS and Bridger JM (2016), Visualizing the Spatial Relationship of the Genome with the Nuclear Envelope using Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization, Methods in Molecular Biology (In press).

3.      Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (2013), Discovery and Restoration of Aberrant Nuclear Structure and Genome Behaviour in Breast Cancer Cells, The 3rd International Conference of Federation of African Associations of Medical Laboratory Scientists and The 1st International Conference of Medical Laboratory in Sudan, Friendship Hall, Khartoum, Sudan.

4.      Bourne G, Moir C, Bikkul U, Ahmed MH, Kill IR, Eskiw CH, Tosi S, and Bridger JM (2013), Interphase Chromosome Behavior in Normal and Diseased Cells, Human Interphase Chromosomes: The Biomedical Aspects Ed Prof. Yuri Yurov , Springer Science: 9-33.

5.      Bridger JM, Arican-Gotkas HD, Foster HA, Godwin LS, Harvey A, Kill IR, Knight M, Mehta IS, and Ahmed MH (2014), The Non-Random Repositioning of Whole Chromosomes and Individual Gene Loci in Interphase Nuclei and Its Relevance in Disease, Infection, Aging and Cancer, Cancer Biology and the Nuclear Envelope, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Eds Dr. Eric Schirmer and Dr. Jose de las Heras, Springer Science 773: 263-79.

6.      Wazir U, Ahmed MH, Bridger JM, Harvey AJ, Jiang WG, Sharma AK, and Mokbel K (2013), The Clinicopathological Significance of Lamin A/C, Lamin B and Lamin B Receptor mRNA Expression in Human Breast Cancer, Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters 18 (4): 595-611.

7.      Wazir U, Ahmed MH, Bridger JM, Harvey AJ, Jiang WG, Sharma AK, and Mokbel K (2013), A Study of Lamin A mRNA Expression in Human Breast Cancer and Potential Implications Regarding the Role of Nuclear Stability in Breast Carcinogenesis, European Journal of Surgical Oncology (The Journal of Cancer Surgery) 39 (11): S80-S81.

8.      Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (2013), Discovery and Restoration of Aberrant Nuclear Structure and Genome Behaviour in Breast Cancer Cells, PhD Thesis (Published in Brunel Library and the British Library), School of Health Sciences and Social Care (Laboratory of Nuclear and Genomic Health, Centre for Cell and Chromosome Biology, Biosciences), Brunel University London, UK.

9.      Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (2010), The Role of Genome Organisation and Nuclear Structure in Breast Cancer (Abstract), PhD Students Research Meeting, Graduate School Journal, Brunel University London, UK.

10.  Ahmed MH, Karteris E, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (Manuscript in Preparation), Chromosome Territories, Gene Position, and Gene Expression in Human Breast Cancer Cell Nuclei.

11.  Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (Manuscript in Preparation), Aberrant Distribution and Presence of Nuclear Envelope Proteins in Breast Cancer Cell Lines.

12.  Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (Manuscript in Preparation), Investigating the Role of the Drug Lovastatin on Restoration of Nuclear Structure and Genome Organisation in Breast Cancer Cell Lines.

13.  Ahmed MH (in prep.), Defects in Lamin B affect Chromosome Territories and Gene Expression in Breast Cancer.

14.  Ahmed MH (For Review), Aberrant Expression and Different Distribution of Nuclear Lamins in Breast Cancer Cells.

15.  Ahmed MH (2011), The Role of Genome Organisation and Nuclear Structure in Breast Cancer Cells (Abstract), International Chromosome and Genome Society Journal (ICGS), Cardif, UK.

16.  Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (2011), The Role of Genome Organisation and Nuclear Structure in Breast Cancer (Abstract), Nuclear Structure and Dynamics, EMBO Journal : P-044, L’Isle Sur La Sorgue, France.

17.  Ahmed MH (June 2008), Phage Display Technology for the Identifcation of Antibodies against Glycans on Proteins, Official Newsletter of the Sudanese Academy of Young Scientists (SAYS) 6: 128-9.

18.  Ahmed MH (2006), Production of Human Monoclonal Antibodies to Blood Group Antigens from Phage Display (Poster), The 11th conference for Arab Union of Clinical Biology and European Union of Clinical Chemistry, 29 April – 3 May 2006, Four Seasons Hotel, Damascus, Syria.

19.  Ahmed MH (2006), Phage Display Technology for the Identification of Human Monoclonal Antibodies against Blood Group Antigens, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Workshop in Emerging Topics in Human Functional Genomics and Proteomics (Speaker and Poster), 26-31 March 2006, Anatlya, Turkey.

20.  Ahmed MH and Greewell P (2005), Phage Display Technology for the Identifcation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies against Blood Group Antigens, The 7th Scientific Conference, Biotechnology and Future Prospects, National Centre for Research Journal, Friendship Hall, Khartoum, Sudan.

21.  Ahmed MH and Greenwell P (2004), Phage Display Technology for the Identifcation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies against Blood Group Antigens, MSc dissertation, School of Biosciences, University of Westmnister, UK.

RESEARCH INTERSET

1.      Genome Organisation (Gene Position and Expression) and Aberrant Nuclear Structure in Female Cancers using Cell Culture, Immunofluorescence, FISH, Fluorescence Microscopy, Images Analysis, and qRT-PCR.

2.      Treatment with Anticancer and Antimicrobial Drugs to Understand the Molecular Basis of Disease Process to Rescue the Nuclear Structure, Restore Genome Organisation and a Reversion of Cancer Phenotype thereby Identifying New Therapeutic Agents.

3.      Phage Display for Antibody Production (scFv molecules) to Glycoproteins.

4.      Cancer Research and Microbial Genome using Cell Culture, Cloning, Western Blot, SDS/PAGE, Biochemical Methods, PCR, DNA Sequencing and Analysing, and Bioinformatics.

5.      HIV-1 gp120 and its interaction with CD4 using cloning, cell culture, CD4 binding assay, Western Blot, SDS/PAGE, and autoradiography (X-Ray).

REFERENCES

1.      Dr. Joanna Bridger, PhD MIBiol (my PhD Supervisor), MA, FSB

Reader of Chromosome Behaviour, Senior Tutor of Biosciences & Senior Lecturer in Cell and Developmental Biology
Head, Lab of Nuclear and Genomic Health

Lead for Biosciences’ Research
Head of Genome Engineering and Maintenance Network
Fellow of the Brunel Teaching Academy

Laboratory of Nuclear and Genomic Health, Biosciences, College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH

          Tel: +44-1895-266272

            Mobile) +44 7714187776

          Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.      Dr. Pamela Greenwell, Medical Molecular Biology Course Leader, (my MSc Tutor and Supevisor), School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, Cavendish Campus, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW

           Tel: +44 2079 115000 ext. 3690

           Fax: +44 207 911 5800

           Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3.      Prof. Ahmed A. Agab Eldour, Professor of Pathology, Vice Chancellor, University of Kordofan, P. O. Box: 160, Elobeid 51111, Sudan

Mobile: +249 (0) 122046328

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4.      Prof. Adam Dawoud Abakar, Professor of Pathology, Department of Medical Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Laboratories, University of Gezira, Wad Madani, Sudan.

            Mobile: +249 912695008

            Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5.      Prof. Muntasir El Tayib Ibrahim, Head Department of Molecular Biology, Institute of Endemic Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, P. O. Box: 102, Khartoum 11111, Sudan.

            Mobile: +249 912 576 418                 

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                                                                                                Mai M. Hassan Ahmed

                                                                                                                                                          

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL DATA

Name

Mai Mohammed Hassan Ahmed

Date of birth

December 10th, 1975

Gender

Female

Marital status

Married

Academic status

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Immunology

Current Address

Tel: +249 (0) 912608986  (Mobile)

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EDUCATIONAL DATA

Year

Institute

2014-2015

College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, UK

2009-2013

School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University London, UK

2003-2004

School of Bioscience, University of Westminster, London, UK

1995-2000

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Nyala, Darfour, Sudan

1991-1994

Secondary School, Sudan

1988-1991

Intermediate School, Sudan

1982-1988

Preliminary School, Sudan

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree

Year

Institute

Postdoctoral Biological Sciences Research in BKA

2015

Brunel University London, UK

PhD in Cancer Biology and Biochemistry Research

2013

Brunel University London, UK

MSc in Medical Molecular Biology

2004

University of Westminster,   London, UK.

BSc in Veterinary Sciences

2000

University of Nyala, South Darfour, Sudan.

TRAINING COURSES

Course

Duration

Institute

The South African Infectious Disease Clinical Research Training Programme (SAIDCRTP) Siyantinga Professional Development Programme in Clinical Research

Feb. 24th – March 15th 2008

Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Advanced Laboratory Training Session, Receptor Biology Group

Oct 16th 2006 – Jan 16th  2007

Medical Biochemistry Division, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

International Practical Training Course and Symposium on ''Characterization and Management of Emerging Viral Diseases in the Developing World”

14th - 22 Nov 2006

National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Research Methodology (Fundamentals of Biostatistics)

17th -22 June 2006

The Graduate College of Medical and Health Sciences Board, Educational Development Centre for Medical and Health Professions (EDC), Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

A training course in Training Workshop, Training of Trainers, Higher Institution for Computing and Banking Studies, , University of Kordofan, El Obeid, Sudan.

Nov - Dec 2005

The Supreme Committee for Evaluation and Accredation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sudan

Computer Course, LINUX, (I.T skills)

June 2005

University of Khartoum, Sudan.

English for Academic Purposes POLYLANG, Institution Wide Language Progaramme

Sep 2003 -Jan 2005

University of Westminster, London - UK.

Advanced computer courses and Internet, WINDOWS, (I.T skills)

Dec 2000 - Jun 2001

University of Kordofan, Sudan.

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC CAREER

Associate Professor of Molecular Techniques and Immunology Department of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Immunology, Medical Laboratories Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, P. O. Box: 160, Elobeid 51111, Sudan

2014-Todate

Visiting Scientist, Genome Engineering and Maintenance Network (GEMNET), Laboratory of Nuclear and Genomic Health, College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, London, UB8 3PH, UK

2014-Todate

Head Department of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Immunology, Medical Laboratories Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, P. O. Box: 160, Elobeid 51111, Sudan

2005-Todate

Assistant Professor of Molecular Techniques and Immunology Department of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Immunology, Medical Laboratories Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan

2005-2014

Teaching Assistant (demonstrator for biology of the cell, histology, genetics and development modules) at the College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, London, UK.

2009-2012

Reportoire, Faculty Council, Faculty of Medicine and Health ciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan

2007-2008

Coordinator, Basic Medical Science, faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan

2006-2009

Researcher, Department of Molecular Biology , Institute for Endemic Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan

2005-2009

MSc postgraduate student, School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, London, UK

2003-2004

Part-time Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science and Humanities, University of Kordofan, Sudan.

2001-2005

Part-time Assistant Manager, Mohsin Veterinary Pharmacy, North Kordofan State, Sudan.

2000-2001

Veterinarian, Department of Animal Resources, North Kordofan State, Sudan.

2000-2001

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Institute

Subject

Faculty of Sciences and Humanities, University of Kordofan, Sudan.

i. Practical Zoology

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kordofan, Sudan

i. Practical Immunology

ii. Practical Molecular Techniques

LABORATORY EXPERIENCE

Molecular Biology

       I.            Bio-panning procedure

    II.            SDS/PAGE technology

III.            Western Blot

IV.            Dot Blot

    V.            2D-FISH

  1. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  2. qRT-PCR

Immunology

i. Cell culture preparation

ii. Immunofluorescence

iii. Fluorescence Microscopy and Images Analysis

vi. Phage display technology for human Monoclonal Antibodies (scFv) production

v. Assay of humoral immune responses using ELISA assay with special emphasis on human monoclonal antiboby blood grouping antigens’ technique

FACULTY ACTIVITIES
1.      Designed Curicula of Medical Molecular Biology and Genetics and Immunology, Medical Laboratories Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan
2.      Member of the Curicula Committee, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan
3.      Member of the Faculty Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kordofan, Sudan

SEMINARS, CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

1.      The 3rd International Conference of Federation of African Associations of Medical Laboratory Scientists, The 6th International Conference of Medical Laboratory Sceintist in Arab Countries, and The 1st International Conference of Medical Laboratory in Sudan (Invited Speaker: Discovery and Restoration of Aberrant Nuclear Structure and Genome Behaviour in Breast Cancer Cells from 6-9 December 2013), Friendship Hall Khartoum, Sudan.

2.      EMBO Conference Series on Nuclear Structure and Dynamics (Poster: 28 Sep.-2 Oct. 2011), Marseille, France.

3.      18th International Chromosome Conference (International Chromosome and Genome Society Prize and Invited for a Talk as A Young Scientist: The Role of Genome Organisation and Nuclear Structure in Breast Cancer Cells from 29 August - 2 September 2011), University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

4.      The 6th International Workshop on "Application of Advanced Molecular Methods for Diagnosis of Human Genetic Disease" at the National Institute of Gentic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB) in Cooperation with International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) on 13-16 May 2008, Tehran, Iran.

5.      Medical Education Workshops in: Putting E-Learning into practice: a Practical Approach, Making the Best Use of One-Hour Lecture and Personal/Professional effectiveness. Medical Education, The Second International Conference in the Sudan (21 – 26 March 2007), Khartoum Sudan.

6.      The 11th conference for Arab Union of Clinical Biology and European Union of Clinical Chemistry (Poster: Production of Human Monoclonal Antibodies to Blood Group Antigens from Phage Display), 29 April – 3 May 2006, Four Seasons Hotel, Damascus, Syria.

7.      International centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Workshop in Emerging Topics in Human Functional Genomics and Proteomics (Speaker and Poster: Phage Display Technology for the Identification of Human Monoclonal Antibodies against Blood Group Antigens), 26-31 March 2006, Anatlya, Turkey.

8.      The 7th Scientific Conference (Speaker: Phage Display Technology for the Identification of Human Monoclonal Antibodies against Blood Group Antigens), Biotechnology and Future Prospects Under the Theme Biotechnology for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Sciences and Technology, National Centre for Research, December 13-15, 2005, Friendship Hall, Khartoum, Sudan.

9.      The 9th OLS North/South Livestock Coordination Meeting, For Consideration of Veterinary Services for Animal Resources Development within the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, June 12 -16, 2005, Khartoum, Sudan.

10.  The 16th Conference of the World Organization for Animal Health; Office of International Epizootics (OIE) Regional Commission for Africa, February 7-10, 2005, Khartoum, Sudan.

11.  The 155th SGM Dublin meeting, Society for General Microbiology (SGM), September 6 – 9, 2004, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

MEMBERSHIP

1.      International Chromosome and Genome Society (ICGS), Cardif, UK.

2.      British Ferderation for Women Graduates (BFWG), Aylesford, UK.

3.      British Society for Cell Biology, UK.

4.      International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Italy and India.

5.      Arab Federation of Clinical Biology, Arab Countries.

6.      British Blood Transfusion Society (bbt), Manchester, UK.

7.      Society for General Microbiology (SGM), Reading, UK.

8.      International Society at the University of Westminster, London, UK.

9.      Sudan Veterinary Association (No. 2894), Sudan.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

I.T. Proficiency

1.      Operation.

2.      Word perfect.

3.      Excel.

4.      PowerPoint.

5.      Picturure Manger.

6.      Internet and E- mail.

Languages

1.      Arabic (mother tongue): fluent (writing and speaking).

2.      English (second language):  fluent (writing and speaking).

SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANTS

1.      Honor Fell Travel Award, British Society for Cell Biology (2011), UK.

2.      The International Chromosome and Genome Society (ICGS) Prize (2011), UK.

3.      British Ferderation for Women Graduates (BFWG, 2011), Aylesford, UK.

4.      Studentship from Brunel University (2011), London, UK.

5.      Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund, (2010-12), London, UK.

6.      Brunel International Scolarship (2009), Brunel University, London, UK.

7.      International centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Grant to attend The 6th International Workshop on "Application of Advanced Molecular Methods for Diagnosis of Human Genetic Diseasea" at the National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB) in Cooperation with International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) on 13-16 May 2008, Tehran, Iran.

8.      Fogarty International Centre of the National Institutes of Health Grant, USA to attend South African Infectious Disease Clinical Research Training Programme (SAIDCRTP), Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

9.      United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Fellowship, UNCTAD Room E-9086, Palais Des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10 to attend Advanced Laboratory Training session, Receptor Biology Group, Medical Biochemistry Division, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

10.  International centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Grant to attend an International Practical Training Course and Symposium ''Characterization and Management of Emerging Viral Diseases in the Developing World'', National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan.

11.  International centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Grant, workshop in Emerging Topics in Human Functional Genomics and Proteomics in Anatlya, Turkey.

12.  Postgraduate Student Conference Grant, 155th SGM Dublin meeting, Dublin, Ireland, Society for General Microbiology (SGM), UK.

13.  Full International Scholarship for MSc Degree, Scholarship committee at University of Westminster, UK.

PUBLICATIONS

1.      Ahmed MH, Karteris E, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (2016), The Role of the Drug Lovastatin in Restoration of Nuclear Structure and Genome Organisation in a HER2 Negative Breast Cancer Cell Line, International Journal of Cancer (In Press).

2.      Clements CS, Bikkul U, Ahmed MH, Foster HA, Godwin LS and Bridger JM (2016), Visualizing the Spatial Relationship of the Genome with the Nuclear Envelope using Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization, Methods in Molecular Biology (In press).

3.      Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (2013), Discovery and Restoration of Aberrant Nuclear Structure and Genome Behaviour in Breast Cancer Cells, The 3rd International Conference of Federation of African Associations of Medical Laboratory Scientists and The 1st International Conference of Medical Laboratory in Sudan, Friendship Hall, Khartoum, Sudan.

4.      Bourne G, Moir C, Bikkul U, Ahmed MH, Kill IR, Eskiw CH, Tosi S, and Bridger JM (2013), Interphase Chromosome Behavior in Normal and Diseased Cells, Human Interphase Chromosomes: The Biomedical Aspects Ed Prof. Yuri Yurov , Springer Science: 9-33.

5.      Bridger JM, Arican-Gotkas HD, Foster HA, Godwin LS, Harvey A, Kill IR, Knight M, Mehta IS, and Ahmed MH (2014), The Non-Random Repositioning of Whole Chromosomes and Individual Gene Loci in Interphase Nuclei and Its Relevance in Disease, Infection, Aging and Cancer, Cancer Biology and the Nuclear Envelope, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Eds Dr. Eric Schirmer and Dr. Jose de las Heras, Springer Science 773: 263-79.

6.      Wazir U, Ahmed MH, Bridger JM, Harvey AJ, Jiang WG, Sharma AK, and Mokbel K (2013), The Clinicopathological Significance of Lamin A/C, Lamin B and Lamin B Receptor mRNA Expression in Human Breast Cancer, Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters 18 (4): 595-611.

7.      Wazir U, Ahmed MH, Bridger JM, Harvey AJ, Jiang WG, Sharma AK, and Mokbel K (2013), A Study of Lamin A mRNA Expression in Human Breast Cancer and Potential Implications Regarding the Role of Nuclear Stability in Breast Carcinogenesis, European Journal of Surgical Oncology (The Journal of Cancer Surgery) 39 (11): S80-S81.

8.      Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (2013), Discovery and Restoration of Aberrant Nuclear Structure and Genome Behaviour in Breast Cancer Cells, PhD Thesis (Published in Brunel Library and the British Library), School of Health Sciences and Social Care (Laboratory of Nuclear and Genomic Health, Centre for Cell and Chromosome Biology, Biosciences), Brunel University London, UK.

9.      Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (2010), The Role of Genome Organisation and Nuclear Structure in Breast Cancer (Abstract), PhD Students Research Meeting, Graduate School Journal, Brunel University London, UK.

10.  Ahmed MH, Karteris E, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (Manuscript in Preparation), Chromosome Territories, Gene Position, and Gene Expression in Human Breast Cancer Cell Nuclei.

11.  Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (Manuscript in Preparation), Aberrant Distribution and Presence of Nuclear Envelope Proteins in Breast Cancer Cell Lines.

12.  Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (Manuscript in Preparation), Investigating the Role of the Drug Lovastatin on Restoration of Nuclear Structure and Genome Organisation in Breast Cancer Cell Lines.

13.  Ahmed MH (in prep.), Defects in Lamin B affect Chromosome Territories and Gene Expression in Breast Cancer.

14.  Ahmed MH (For Review), Aberrant Expression and Different Distribution of Nuclear Lamins in Breast Cancer Cells.

15.  Ahmed MH (2011), The Role of Genome Organisation and Nuclear Structure in Breast Cancer Cells (Abstract), International Chromosome and Genome Society Journal (ICGS), Cardif, UK.

16.  Ahmed MH, Harvey AJ, and Bridger JM (2011), The Role of Genome Organisation and Nuclear Structure in Breast Cancer (Abstract), Nuclear Structure and Dynamics, EMBO Journal : P-044, L’Isle Sur La Sorgue, France.

17.  Ahmed MH (June 2008), Phage Display Technology for the Identifcation of Antibodies against Glycans on Proteins, Official Newsletter of the Sudanese Academy of Young Scientists (SAYS) 6: 128-9.

18.  Ahmed MH (2006), Production of Human Monoclonal Antibodies to Blood Group Antigens from Phage Display (Poster), The 11th conference for Arab Union of Clinical Biology and European Union of Clinical Chemistry, 29 April – 3 May 2006, Four Seasons Hotel, Damascus, Syria.

19.  Ahmed MH (2006), Phage Display Technology for the Identification of Human Monoclonal Antibodies against Blood Group Antigens, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Workshop in Emerging Topics in Human Functional Genomics and Proteomics (Speaker and Poster), 26-31 March 2006, Anatlya, Turkey.

20.  Ahmed MH and Greewell P (2005), Phage Display Technology for the Identifcation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies against Blood Group Antigens, The 7th Scientific Conference, Biotechnology and Future Prospects, National Centre for Research Journal, Friendship Hall, Khartoum, Sudan.

21.  Ahmed MH and Greenwell P (2004), Phage Display Technology for the Identifcation of Human Monoclonal Antibodies against Blood Group Antigens, MSc dissertation, School of Biosciences, University of Westmnister, UK.

RESEARCH INTERSET

1.      Genome Organisation (Gene Position and Expression) and Aberrant Nuclear Structure in Female Cancers using Cell Culture, Immunofluorescence, FISH, Fluorescence Microscopy, Images Analysis, and qRT-PCR.

2.      Treatment with Anticancer and Antimicrobial Drugs to Understand the Molecular Basis of Disease Process to Rescue the Nuclear Structure, Restore Genome Organisation and a Reversion of Cancer Phenotype thereby Identifying New Therapeutic Agents.

3.      Phage Display for Antibody Production (scFv molecules) to Glycoproteins.

4.      Cancer Research and Microbial Genome using Cell Culture, Cloning, Western Blot, SDS/PAGE, Biochemical Methods, PCR, DNA Sequencing and Analysing, and Bioinformatics.

5.      HIV-1 gp120 and its interaction with CD4 using cloning, cell culture, CD4 binding assay, Western Blot, SDS/PAGE, and autoradiography (X-Ray).

REFERENCES

1.      Dr. Joanna Bridger, PhD MIBiol (my PhD Supervisor), MA, FSB

Reader of Chromosome Behaviour, Senior Tutor of Biosciences & Senior Lecturer in Cell and Developmental Biology
Head, Lab of Nuclear and Genomic Health

Lead for Biosciences’ Research
Head of Genome Engineering and Maintenance Network
Fellow of the Brunel Teaching Academy

Laboratory of Nuclear and Genomic Health, Biosciences, College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH

          Tel: +44-1895-266272

            Mobile) +44 7714187776

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2.      Dr. Pamela Greenwell, Medical Molecular Biology Course Leader, (my MSc Tutor and Supevisor), School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, Cavendish Campus, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW

           Tel: +44 2079 115000 ext. 3690

           Fax: +44 207 911 5800

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3.      Prof. Ahmed A. Agab Eldour, Professor of Pathology, Vice Chancellor, University of Kordofan, P. O. Box: 160, Elobeid 51111, Sudan

Mobile: +249 (0) 122046328

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4.      Prof. Adam Dawoud Abakar, Professor of Pathology, Department of Medical Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Laboratories, University of Gezira, Wad Madani, Sudan.

            Mobile: +249 912695008

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5.      Prof. Muntasir El Tayib Ibrahim, Head Department of Molecular Biology, Institute of Endemic Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, P. O. Box: 102, Khartoum 11111, Sudan.

            Mobile: +249 912 576 418                 

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                                                                                                Mai M. Hassan Ahmed