Ahmed Khawaja Shakeel

Ahmed Khawaja Shakeel, PhD – Eritrea

                                    
Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology & Head Department of Bio-Medical Sciences, 
College of Health Sciences, 
Asmara, 
State of Eritrea
 
 
e-mail: khajashakeel@gmail.com
 
 
Education:
2010: PhD From Dr.Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh India, (Central University) & Centre for Liver Research and Diagnostics, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.  

Area of Specialization: Microbiology

PhD Topic: To Elucidate transmission pathways of the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori and analysis of its VacA gene and its co-relation with the disease status. 

2002: M.Sc. (Microbiology), Div. Ist, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India

2000: B.Sc. Div. Ist, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India Majored in

Bio-Chemistry, Chemistry and Zoology  

Academic Position & Experience:
January 2011-Till date:   Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology & Head Department of Biomedical Sciences in College of Health Sciences Asmara, Eritrea.
Involved in research of Helicobacter pylori and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis & Conducting classes and Practicals for Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology.
December 2008-July 2010: Worked as a lecturer of Medical Microbiology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at ArbaMinch University, ArbaMinch, Ethiopia.
I was  a Principal investigator of the Project on Antimicrobial activity of Bio-active compounds on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, 
October 2002-December 2008: Worked as a Research Assistant at Center for Liver Research and Diagnostics, Deccan College of Medical Sciences & Allied Hospitals in a DBT Funded project on Helicobacter pylori.

Subjects Taught:      Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
· Immunology
· Molecular Biology
· General Microbiology
· Clinical Microbiology I
· Clinical Microbiology II    
 
Reviewer of Journals
· Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
 
Awards Received & Paper Presented 
1. Presidential poster/Paper award in 44th conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISGCON), Chennai. 2003. “Rapid diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori using saliva specimens”. (Involved as a Co-author)
2. Best Paper award in 44th conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISGCON), Chennai. 2003. “Rapid diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori using saliva specimens”. (Involved as a Co-author)
3. Presented Poster at Indian Society of Gastroenterology conference (ISGCON) held at Jaipur 2004. Prevalence study to 
elucidate the transmission pathways of Helicobacter pylori at oral and gastroduodenal sites of a south Indian population
4. Presented Poster at Indian Society of Gastroenterology conference (ISGCON) held at Visakhapatnam 2005. Genotyping of vacA gene of Helicobacter pylori directly from biopsy specimens.
5. Poster presented at Indian Society of Gastroenterology conference (ISGCON) held at Mumbai 2006. Parental History of Peptic ulcer or duodenal ulcer and the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in their offspring
6. Poster presented at Indian Society of Gastroenterology conference (ISGCON) held at Mumbai 2006. Prevalence study of Helicobacter pylori VacA gene in South Indian Patients with different gastroduodenal diseases using biopsy specimens.
7. Best Poster award in 48th conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISGCON), Bengaluru. 2007. Detection of Helicobacter pylori in gastric biopsy specimens by PCR and Nested PCR: Comparison with culture, rapid urease test, and histopathological test. (First Author)  
 
 
 
Other Activities
· Appointed as a guide by “Indian Council of Medical Research” for Guiding Graduate Medical Student for Short Term Summer Fellowship. (2007)
· Invited as a speaker in 3rd International Conference on Clinical Microbiology & Microbial Genomics September 24-26, 2014 Valencia, Spain

TECHNICAL SKILLS

a) ELISA
b) DNA isolation from various sources
c) Isolation of RNA
d) RFLP
e) PCR
f) RT-PCR
g) Plasmid isolation
h) Bacterial cell culture from human biopsy
i) Cloning and Expression

LIST OF REFEREES
Dr. Mohammed Aejaz Habeeb
Director Centre for Liver Research and Diagnostics
Kanchanbagh Hyderabad-78
+91-040-24342954

Mr. Nureddin Mohammed Kasim
Head, School of Allied Health Professionals
Asmara College of Health Sciences
Asmara, Eritrea.
00291-07116254

Dr. Janak Dulari Ahi
Professor 
Dept of Zoology
Dr. Hari Singh Gour University 
Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
+91-0758-2264871

 


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