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South Africa – Algeria student exchange November 2013

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Mr. Ali Zineddine Boumehira visits IMBM on a 6 week exchange

Project Title : Development of analytical and biological methods for screening of bioactive compounds produced by microorganisms isolated  from Algerian Sahara Desert.

Who am I :

I am currently a PhD Student at University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB, Algiers, Algeria), and Permanent Researcher at the Algerian Centre for Scientific Research in Physical and Chemical Analysis.

My PhD thesis and my work at the center consist in the development of analytical and biological methods for screening of bioactive compounds produced by microorganisms of particular ecosystems, essentially Algerian Sahara Desert.

Also I have a State Engineer in bioengineering from University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB, Algiers, Algeria), and Masters Degree in Fundamental and Applied Microbiology from University of Oran. Algeria (2010).

Contact : boumehira.a.z@hotmail.com

Prof Alan Dobson January 2013

Alan Dobson

Prof Alan Dobson, (Director of the Environmental Research Institute Microbiology Department at University College Cork in Ireland) visited IMBM in January 2013. He delivered a presentation titled “Genomic and metagenomic strategies to identify novel biotechnological relevant bioactivities from marine and terrestrial environments”. In collaboration with Prof. Tuffin, Prof. Dobson is part of the EU funded PharmaSea initiative. 

Pharmasea international guests present at the Dean’s Frontiers Lecture

Professor Marcel Jaspars and Dr. Rainer Ebel from the Marine Biodiscovery Centre, University of Aberdeen presented their work in discovery of secondary metabolites from marine and extremophilic sources. The natural chemical diversity from unexplored environments is being used to combat infectious diseases that are increasingly resistant to the current generation of antibiotics.

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