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CURRICULUM VITAE



سوسن عطالله صالح العوران
NAME: SAWSAN ATTALAH SALEH ORAN

NATIONALITY: JORDANIAN

MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED

E-mail: oransaw@ju.edu.jo

Web Page: http://www.ju.edu.jo/sites/Academic/s.oran


DEGREES:

B. Sc. (GENERAL BIOLOGY)

Dept. Of Biological Sciences


Faculty of Science

Baghdad University

Baghdad, Iraq


M. Sc. BOTANY (PLANT TAXONOMY)
Dept. of Botany

Faculty of Science

University of Reading, Berks.

England
Ph.D. BOTANY (PLANT TAXONOMY)

Dept. of Botany


Faculty of Science

University of Reading, Berks

England

THESIS TITLE (M. Sc.):

SYSTEMATIC OF THE

GENUS ALYSSUM IN JORDAN
THESIS TITLE (Ph. D.):

Biosystematics of The Genus Salvia in Jordan And The Neighboring Countries

With a Special Emphasis on Anatomy

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • INSTRUCTOR 1982-1990

University of Jordan


  • TEACHING ASSISTANCE 1979-1984

Dept. of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Science

University of Jordan

    • ASSISTANT PROFFESOR 1991

Dept. of Biological sciences

University of Jordan





    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSER 1999

Dept. of Biological sciences

University of Jordan




      • PROFESSOR 2006

DEPT. OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN

AMMAN, JORDAN


Dean of Zarka University College / Al-Balqa Applied University , 2006-2008.
Dean of Faculty of Sciences, University of Jordan, 2009- 2011.

COURSES TAUGHT:



  1. Vascular Plants (252) 2Nd Year Level

  2. General Biology (102) 1St Year Level

  3. Plant Anatomy 3Rd Year Level

4. Nonvascular Plants (251) 2Nd Year Level

5a. Mycology (453) 33Rd Year Level



5b. Mycology (Practical) 3Rd Year Level

  1. Seminar (491) 4Th Year Level

  2. Special Topics (381) 3Rd Year Level

  3. Plant Physiology (Practical) 2Nd Year Level

  4. General Biology (Practical)= (103+104) 1St Year Level

  5. Plant Taxonomy (451) 4Th Year level

  6. General Botany (251) 2Nd Year level

  7. Research

  8. Advanced plant Taxonomy (0324753) POSTGRADUATE COURSE

  9. Biodiversity (304774) POSTGRADUATE COURSE

15. Medicinal Plants Postgraduate course

16. Plant Tissue Culture Technology Postgraduate course
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE


  1. Herbarium Supervisor University Of Jordan 1979-1990




  1. Teaching Assistant, 1985-1990 University Of Jordan


FIELDS OF RESEARCH INTEREST


  1. Plant taxonomy (systematic)

  2. Medicinal plants

  3. Economic plants and socioeconomic

  4. Plant anatomy

  5. Biodiversity and conservation

  6. Tissue culture

  7. Palynology

  8. Conservation Strategies

  9. Management of Plant Natural Resources

  10. Environmental Impact Assessment

  11. Genetic Diversity

  12. Plant Pollution

  13. Bioethics

  14. Management of Botanical Gardens

  15. Herbaria Management

  16. Conservation Management

  17. Climate Change and Plant Biodiversity Management

  18. Environmental Management


ORGANIZATIONS
LOCAL (OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY):

  1. Active member in the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature.

  2. Member in the Jordan Environmental Society.

  3. Jordanian Biological Society.

  4. Friends of Plants.

  5. Society of Friends of Scientific Research at Public Universities in Jordan.

  6. Member in The Jordanian Society for Desertification Control & Badia development.

  7. Vice President in Jordan Society for National Code Ethics.


LOCAL (INSIDE THE UNIVERSITY):


  1. Advisor of “The Protection of Nature Club”.

  2. Advisor of “The Scientific Club”.


OUTSIDE


  1. Member of the OPTIMA (Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean

Area.

  1. Honorable Member of the Tunisian Society of the Natural Sciences.

  2. Member of the IAVS (International Association of Vegetation Sciences)

PUBLICATIONS


  1. Oran, S. A., (1994). Isolation and Counting of Cyanobacteria. IN ALEF, K. (ED.). Methods in Applied Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, pp 181-191. Academic Press.




  1. Oran, S. A., (1994). Flora of Shoubak Mountain, Socioeconomic and Man Impact. Proceeding of The International Symposium "Man and Mountains 94". Primo Convergo Internazionale Per La Protezione E Lo Sviluppo Dell' Ambiente Montano (BS), Italy 20-24 Guigno 1994. PP. 739-751.




  1. Oran, S. A., (1994). Vascular Plants of Shoubak Pro. Bull. Soc. Sc. nat. Tunisie, Vol. 24: 95-1025.




  1. Al-Eisawi, D. & Oran, S. A., (1994). Nicotiana glaucum (Solanaceae), new to the flora of Jordan, Quaderni Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 13: 19-21.




  1. Oran, S. A., Oran, R., & AL-Eisawi, D., (1994). Biodiversity of Karak Province \ Jordan. Mu’tah Journal for Research and Studies, Vol.10 (4): 15-41.




  1. Oran, S. A., Al-Eisawi, D., & Podlech D., (1994). Two Genera of Compoistae to the Flora of Jordan. Sendtnera 2: 35-37.




  1. Al-Eisawi, D., Oran, S. A. & Podlech D., (1994). Two Genera of Umbelliferae to the Flora of Jordan. Sendtnera 2: 31-34.




  1. AL-HILI, M., AL-ANI, AL-NAJAR, S. & ORAN, S. A., (1994). The Botanical­ Atlas. Deanship of Sceintific Research, Univ. of Jordan/Amman.




  1. Oran, S. A., (1997). Biodiversity of Petra (Jordan). Journal of Damascus University for Basic Sciences Vol. 13(1): 153-163.




  1. Oran, S. A., Kochkar, N. and Rais, A., (1998). Anatomical study of two xerophytic Mediterranean species of Globularia L. Dirasat, Natural and Engineering Sciences, 25 (3): 451-455.




  1. Oran, S. A. & Al- Eisawi, D.M., (1998). Checklist of Medicinal Plants in Jordan. Dirasat, Medicinal and Biological Sciences, 25(2): 84-112.




  1. Oran, S. A., (1999). Potato Disc Bioassay of Some Jordanian Medicinal Plants. Pharmaceutical Biology, 37(4): 296-299.




  1. Oran, S. A., Kochkar, N. and Raies, A., Biosystematics of the Genus Globularia L. in Jordan and Tunisia (1999). Dirasat, 26(2): 203-210.




  1. Oran, S. A., Trichomes of the Genus of Alyssum in Jordan (1995). Webbia, 50(2): 237-245.




  1. Oran, S. A., The Ultrastructure of Nutlet Surface of the Genus Salvia L. in Jordan and The Neighboring Countries 1995. Dirasat, Vol.23 (3): 393-408.




  1. Oran, S. A. Flavonoids of the Genus Salvia (Labiatae) in Jordan (1996). Bull. Soc. Sc. Nat. Tunisie, Vol. 25: 93-96.




  1. Oran, S. A. (1994). Genetic Resources of Medicinal Plants in Jordan. IPEGRI, (International Plant Genetic Resources Institute), pp117-126.




  1. Oran, S. A., Nutlet Anatomy of the Genus Salvia L. in Jordan. (1997). Flora Mediterranean, Vol.7: 27-40.




  1. Al- Eisawi, D.M., Al-Oqlah, A., Oran, S. A. & Lahham, J., (1996). Plant Biodiversity in Jordan. Proceeding of a national seminar on: Plant genetic resources of Jordan. Amman-Jordan (2-4 August 1994), IPGRI (International plant genetic resources institute): 13-51.




  1. Oran, S. A., (1997). Ultrastructure of pollen grains of the Genus Salvia L. (Labiatae) in Jordan and the neighboring countries, Dirasat, Natural and Engineering Sciences, 24(3): 629-641.




  1. Al-Eisawi, D. M., Oran, S. A., (1995). Plant Biodiversity in Jordan (For better use of land sources) the third Jordanian Scientific week. Publication of thee Higher Council for Science and Technology, Amman-Jordan. The 5th volume (Scientific papers “Environmental”): 3-23.




  1. Oran, S. A., (1997). Systematics of the Genus Salvia L. in Jordan and The Neighboring Countries, Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. de Tunisie, 26: 75-82.




  1. Elbetieha, A., Oran, S .A., Alkofahi, A., Darmani, H., and Raies, A. M. (2000) Fetotoxic potentials of Globularia arabica and Globularia alypum (Globulariaceae) in rats. J. Ethnopharmacol. 72(1-2): 215-219




  1. Oran, S. A., and Raies, A. M. (2000) Antimicrobial Activity of Globularia arabica Jaub. And Spach and G. alypum L. (Globulariaceae). Dirasat. 27(1): 71-73




  1. Oran, S. A. (2004) Micropropagation of Tow Endagered Species of Globularia L. (Globulariaceae). Dirasat.. 31 (2): 158162.




  1. Al-Hilli, M. R., and Oran, S. A. (2002) Eco-Phytososiological Study on Wadi Hauran, Western Desert-IRAQ. Dirasat. 29(2)




  1. Oran, S. A., and Al- Da’ja, I. K. (2002) Plant Association With The Endemic Iris nigricans Dinsmore. (Iridaceae)), in Jordan. Dirasat. 29(2)




  1. Oran, S. A.. and Fattash, I.A. (2005) In Vitro Propagation of Endangered and Medicinal Bulbous Plant Sternbergia clusiana Ker-Gawler (Amaryllidaceae). The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology. (Submitted)




  1. Ibrahima. O., Oran, S. A. et Aly Raies., (2003) Evaluation morphologique de cultivars de mil (Pennisetum glucum (L.) R. Br.) collectés en Tunisie et en Afrique de l’Ouest. Plant Genetic Resourses Newsletter, 2003, No. 133: 35-40.




  1. Oran, S. A., and Al-Da’ja, I. K. (2003) Systematic Re-Evaluation of one Species of Royal Iris: I. atrofosca Bak of one Locality in Amman Area / Jordan. Dirasat. 30 (2): 283-304




  1. Atrouz, O. M., Oran, S. A., and AL-Abbadi, S. Y. (2004) Chemical analysis and identification of pollen grains from different Jordanian honey samples. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 39, 1-5.




  1. Abrahima, Chibani, Oran, S. A., Boussaid, Karamanos,Raies. (2005) Allozyme variation among some pearl millet cultivars collected from Tunisia and West Africa. .Genetic resources and crop evolution.52:1087-1097




  1. Al-Mohaisen, D. M. and Oran S. A. (2005) Plant Biodiversity of the surrounding area of Al-Fuhais cement plant/ Jordan, Revue Soc.Sci.Nat.de Tunisie, T:31(35-50



  1. Odeh, M. and Oran, S. A. (2005). Biosystematic Evaluation of the Genus Ornithogalum L. (Liliaceae) in Jordan, , accepted, proceedings, International Conference on Promoting Community-Driven Conservation and Sustainable Use of Dry Land Agrobiodiversity, ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria, 18-21 April 2005.




  1. Oumar Ibrahima, Farhat Chibani, Oran, S. A., Mohamed Boussaid, Yannis Karamanos and Aly Raies,(2005). Allozyme variation among some pearl millet ( Pennisetum glaucum L.) cultivars collected from Tunisia and West Africa. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (2005).




  1. Odah. M. and Oran. S. A. (2007). Karyological Study of the Genus Ornithogalum (Lilliaceae) in Jordan. An International Refereed Research Journal. Vol. 34. No.2 2007.




  1. Shammout. M. W., Oran. S. A. and Fayyad. M. (2008). The application of duckweed (Lemna sp.) in wastewater treatment in Jordan. International Journal of Environment and Pollution.vol.33 No. 1, 2008.




  1. Abu- Zahra. H and Oran. S.A. (2009). In Vitro Micropropagation of the bulbous, medicinal Narcissus tazzeta,. Proceedings of the First International Medicinal and Aromatic Plants on Culinary Herbs. Acta Horticulturae.826: (135- 140), ISHS 2009.




  1. Oran. S. A. Plant Biodiversity of Al- Balqa Province Jordan (2009). Submitted.




  1. Silvio Sosa, Mayada B. Shehadeh, Antonio Vassallo, Laura Lepore, Sawsan A. Oran, Aurelia Tubaro and RobertoDella Loggia., (2009). Screening of Six Jordanian Salvia Species Commonly Used in Traditional Medicine for Topical Anti- inflammatory Activity. Natural Product Communications (NPC). Vol.4 No. 0: (1-6).




  1. Oran, S. A. The Impact of the Emitted Dust from Zarka Cremator and the Petroleum Refinery on the Plant Biodiversity. Jordan (2009). Submitted.




  1. Yasser Bustanji, Mohammad Hudaib, Khaled Tawaha, Mohammad Mohammad, Ihab Almsri, Saja Hamid and Sawsan Oran (2011). In Vitro Xanthine Oxidase Inhibition by Selected Jordanian Medicinal Plants. Jordan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Volume, 4 No.1: ( 49-56) 

43 Sawsan A. Oran, Ahmad H. Al-Gabbiesh and Hamad Abu-Zahra. The Plant Regeneration of Iris bismarckiana Regel (Iridaceae) via somatic embryogenesis (2010). Submitted.



44. Ala Issa, Mohammad Mohammad, Mohammad Hudaib, Khalid Tawah, Talal Abu Rjai, Sawsan Oran and Yasser Bustanji (2011). potential role of Lavandula angustifolia in the management of diabetic dyslipidemia. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 5(16), pp. 3876-3882.
45. Jameel Bzour, Sawsan Oran, Mohammad Khaleel, Sundus Mashallah and Yasser Bustanji (2011). Inhibitory effects of methanolic extract of Salvia fruticosa Mill. on pro-inflammatory cytokines production in RAW 264.7 in vitro cellular model and in Balb/c mice in vivo animal model. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 5(30), pp. 6662–6671

Conferences and Workshops
A. Conferences:


  1. Advances in Labiatae Science Conference, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and U.K. 2-5 April 1991. Abstract Submitted: Pollen Morphology of the genus Salvia in Jordan and the neighboring countries.




  1. The 12th Scientific Conference for the Iraqi Biological Society, BABEL\ IRAQ, 18-20-Feb, 1992. Abstract: Scanning Electron Microscopy of seed surface of the genus Salvia L. in Jordan and the neighboring countries.




  1. The 3rd Jordanian Conference and the 6th Scientific Conference of Biological Sciences, Jordan, Amman, 24-28, Oct., 1992.

Abstract: Seed Anatomy of the genus Salvia in Jordan and the neighboring countries.


  1. Man and Mountains 94, First International Symposium on Protection and Development of Mountains, PONTE DE LEGNO\ ITALY, 20-24 June, 1994.

Abstract: Flora of Shoubak Mountains, Socioeconomic and Man Impact.


  1. The 7TH Arab Conference of Biological Sciences, (Biodiversity and Environment) SUSSA, TUNISIA, 4-7 NOVEMBER 1994.

Abstract: Biodiversity of Karak Province (Jordan).



  1. The 3rd Scientific Conference, the Higher Council for Science and Technology, SEPT. 1995, AMMAN. Abstract: Biodiversity in Jordan.




  1. The 1st Arab Conference for Conservation of Biodiversity in the Arab World.

Abstract: Biodiversity of Petra (Jordan), 4-7 Sept. 1995, ALEPPO, Syria.

  1. Symposium International sur La Re'novation Didactique en Biologie, Tunisia, 4-7/11. 1995.

Abstract: Teaching of biological sciences in Jordan University. The Jordanian experience.


  1. Past, Present and Future, Middle East Desert. Yarmouk University, 30 July- 1 August 1996.

Abstract: the desert of Jordan (Badia).


  1. The Forth Scientific Conference, the Higher Council for Scientific and Technology, Amman, 27th August-3rd September.

Abstracts: 1-Plant Biodiversity in Jordan. Database of Plant Biodiversity in Jordan.

2-The characterization of the Medicinal Plant Globularia in Jordan and Tunisia.




  1. The 9th International Biological Days of Biotechnology and Development., Monstir. Tunisia, 7-10/1996.


Abstract submitted: Diversity of medicinal plants in the desert of Jordan.

  1. The 8th Arab Conference of Biological Sciences and the 4th Jordanian Conference of Biological Sciences, Amman, 8-16 Nov 1997.

Abstract: Anatomy of Two Species of Globularia


  1. Femme, Science et Technologie, Etat des Lieux ET Prospectives, 20- 22 Nov 1996, Tunis

Abstract: Woman and Technology in Jordan.


  1. WSEK Congress (International Options for Close Water System, Wagningen-Congress, Netherlands, 11-13 May 1998.

Abstract submitted: Use of Duckweed for Wastewater Treatment at Khirbet AL-Samra Wastewater

Treatment Plant/ Jordan.




  1. IX OPTIMA Collique/ Meeting, International Conference, Paris, 11-17 May 1998.

Abstract submitted: Biosystematics of the genus Globularia in Jordan and Tunisia.


  1. Xth Biological Conference / International Symposium, Hammamat/ Tunisia, 6-8 November 1998. Abstract submitted: Potato Disc Bioassay of Some Jordanian Medicinal Plants.




  1. 4th Symposium of African Palynology, Susse, Tunisia, 26-30 April 1999

Abstract submitted: Ultra-structure of pollen grains of some Labiatae members .


  1. 42ND Annual Symposium of the IAVS: Vegetation and Climate. Bilboa, Spain 26-30 July 1999. Abstract submitted: Anatomy of Two Mediterranean xerophytic plants in Jordan and Tunisia.



  1. The 6th International Conference on the Development of Dry Lands International Center for Agriculture Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA). Cairo, Egypt 22-27 August 1999.

Abstract: Micro-propagation of Two Endangered Species of Globularia L. (Globulariaceae).


  1. Mediterranean Conference MEDFORUM (Protected areas, preservation of biodiversity and sustainable development in the Mediterranean. Strategic guidelines and good practices) Malaga, Spain 18-20 Nov. 1999. Project submitted: Biodiversity of Jordan, Scientific results of the final phase, and recommendations.




  1. The Siq Project/ Petra”, Amman/ 11.Nov.1999. Abstract submitted: Environmental Impact Assessment on Plant Life.




  1. Mediterranean Conference MEDITEREANEAN NGO PARTICIPATION IN THE NATIONAL PROGRAMS TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT. Murcia (Spain), 16-18 June, 2000.




  1. 43th Annual symposium of the IAVS. Navano/Japan July 2000.

Abstract : Evaluation of some lentil germplasm.


  1. 10th international pharmaceutical technology symposium. DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY CHALLENGES OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRUGS. Istanbul – Turkey. September 11-13, 2000.

Abstract submitted: evaluation of Ethanolic extracts of Globularia arabica and Globularia alypum on

the fertilty of female rat.




  1. XIIth National Days of Biology “ Biodiversity and Biotechnology.” 5-7 November 2001, Monastir / Tunisia.

Paper submitted: In Vitro Propagation of Endangered and Medicinal Bulbous Plant Sternbergia

clusiana. Ker-Gawler (Amaryllidaceae).


  1. The Arab Conference on Medicinal Plants 13- 15 May 2002, Manama- Kingdom of Bahrain “ Terpenoid of Inula viscosa induces mitochondrial-independent apoptosis-like cell death in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae”.




  1. Biotechnologyies Vègètales: Valorisations, Pour Une Agriculture durable. 7-9 October 2002,Marrakech-Maroc. Vlllemes Journèes Scientifiques du Rèsoau “Biotechnologi

es, Amèlioration des plantes et Sècuritè Alimentaire” de l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. Abstract submitted: Evaluation du polymorphisme enzymatiques accessions du Mil (Pennisetum).


  1. L’essor des Bioressources.DJERBA du 16-19 Mars 2003. SOCIETE DES SCIENCES NATURELLES

DE TUNISIE, XIIIEMES JOURNEES NATIONALES DE BIOLOGIE.

Abstract submitted: DIVERSITE GENETIQUE DES PENNISETINES DE QUELQUES CULTIVARS

DL MIL COLLECTES EN TUNISIE ET EN AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST.




  1. The Seventh Jordanian Scientific Week”, for science and technology. 6-8 October. 2003.The Higher Council For Science and Technology.

Abstract submitted: in Vitro Propagation of (Amaryllidaceae).


  1. The first Conference on Scientific Research in Jordan”, Programme Agenda. The society of friends of scientific research / Amman. Oct. 25-26, 2003.




  1. The Tenth Jordanian Scientific Week”, for science and technology. 19-21. Sep. 2003.The Higher Council For Science and Technology.

  2. Helmholtz Dead Sea conference”, Dead Sea- Jordan, 16- 19 January 2004.




  1. “ 2nd World Botanic Gardens Congress, Botanic Gardens- A World of Resources and Heritage for Humankind/ April 17- 22, 2004, BARCELONA, SPAIN.



  1. ملتقى المرأة العربية الاول للتربية البيئية/ فندق الانتركونتننتال/ الاردن. عمان 24/ 4/ 2004.




  1. Agenda for Consultation Workshop on Refedain Marshlands (AL-Ahwar) Management”, Le Meridien Hotel/ Amman, Jordan, June 19-22, 2004.




  1. The Second Environmental Symposium of the German-Arabic Society for Environmental Studies/ Amman, Jordan/ October 4&5, 2004 / Water Resources and Environmental Protection in the Middle East and North Africa.




  1. Land use and management options for biodiversity in the Dead Sea region, The Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Germany, August 30 to September 2004,




  1. Abstract submitted: “Plant Biodiversity of the Jordan Valley”.



  1. The international symposium of botanical gardens in the MENA region (Mediterranean and North Africa), 19-21 March/ 2005, Dead Sea, Jordan.




  1. International symposium on the biology of the Palm, 6-8 April/ 2005, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Linnean Society of London, London, UK.

Abstract submitted: plant biodiversity of AL-Fuhais area/ Jordan.

  1. International Conference on Promoting Community-Driven Conservation and Sustainable Use of Dry Land Agrobiodiversity, ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria, 18-21 April 2005.

Abstract submitted: Biodiversity and Biosystematic Evaluation of the Genus Ornithogalum L. (Liliaceae) in Jordan.

  1. The State of Gulf Ecosystem : Future and Threats, 5-7 March 2006, Al Ain, UAE,

Abstract submitted: Plant Biodiversity and some exotic species in Jordan


  1. Molecular Mapping and Marker assisted Selection in Plants, 3-6 February 2008.

Vienna, Austria.

Abstract submitted : Biosystematics of Onopordum in Jordan





  1. International Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Conference on Culinary Herbs, 29April- 04 May2007, Divan Talya Hotel, Antalya- Turkey,

Abstract submitted: "Micropropagation of the Wild Endangered Daffodil Narcissus tazetta L."


  1. The 1st International Symposium on Medicinal Plants, their Cultivation and Aspects of Uses, 15-16 October 2008, Petra Marriot Hotel, Petra-Jordan,

Abstract submitted: " The immunomodulatory and antitumor effects of the Crude Aqueus Suspension of Globularia Arabica leaves in Balb/c Mice".


  1. First International Congress Documenting, Analysing and Managing Biodiversity in the Middle East, 20- 23 October 2008, Intercontinental Hotel, Aqaba- Jordan,

Abstract submitted: " Plant Biodiversity of Al- Balqa Governerate –Jordan."
47. International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution, July 6-11, 2009, Kayseri- Turkey,

Abstract submitted: "The Impact of the Emitted Dust from Zarka (Jordan) Petroleum Refinery on the Plant Biodiversity".





  1. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Conference, March 7-10, 2010, Dead Sea- Jordan.



Abstract submitted: The Immunomodulatory and Antitumor Effects of Globularia Arabica.
49. NatureServe Conservation Conference 2010, Biodiversity without Boundaries, April 26- 30, 2010, Austin- Texas- USA.
Abstract submitted: Biodiversity in Jordan and Conservation Strategies.


  1. Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences- 11, EuAsC2S- 11 Chemistry Cares. October 6, 2010. Dead Sea, Jordan. 

  2. 37th Natural Areas Conference. October 26-29, 2010. Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, MO,  Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, USA.

Abstract submitted: PLANT BIODIVERSITY AND SOME EXOTIC SPECIES IN JORDAN.
52. Biodiversity without Boundaries Conference 2011, 8-12 May 2011. Nebraska City, USA.

Abstract submitted: Effect of Climate Change and Land Use on Biodiversity Wadi Shueib Area/Jordan.





  1. 7th International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding Biotechnological advances in In Vitro Horticultural Breeding. Ghent, 18-22 Sept, 2011.

Abstract submitted: Plant Regeneration of Iris bismarckiana Regel (Iridaceae) via somatic embryogenesis




  1. The First International Conference on the Nabataean Culture. Petra – Jordan, May 5-8, 2012.

Abstract submitted: “Plant Biodiversity of Petra/ Wadi Musa Present and Past” 




B. Workshops



  1. Workshop on plant Genetic Resources in Jordan, Jordan, 2-4, August 1994. Abstract: Genetic

Resources of Medicinal Plants in Jordan. Abstract: Biodiversity of Karak (Jordan).

  1. Workshop Forestry and Communities of Forests, AL-Ruman, Jordan, 10-13 OCT 1994.

  2. The Experts of Biodiversity in Jordan Workshop, 18-19 June, Amman, Jordan. Abstract: Plant Biodiversity in Jordan (a Country Study).

  3. EIA (Environment Impact Assessment) workshop, Aqaba, 24-27, May, 1997 Promotion and Preservation of Medicinal and Herbal Plant, Workshop on Medicinal and Herbal Plants in Jordan, NCARTT, Baqa, Jordan June 28, 1998, Abstract: Diversity of Plant Genetic Resources in Jordan

  4. GEF/ SGP National Workshop, Country Program Strategy, Amman, April 22nd, 1999.

  5. Environmental Public Awareness Course and Workshop, (World University of Canada and the General Corporation for Environmental Protection), Amman, May 13th, 1999

  6. Conservation of Medicinal and Herbal Plants of Jordan, (PDF-B Grant), National Stakeholder Workshop, 24-25 April 2002, Movenpick at the Dead Sea / Jordan.

  7. Workshop on Environmental Cases / Projects of Specialized Studies / Great Amman Municipality,

Amman, 22/ 12/ 2002.

  1. 2nd meeting / Discussing the Laws of Environment / Ministry of Environment/ Amman.

    1. EIA law (Environmental Impact Assessment). Committee.

    2. Reserves law. Committee.

May 17th, 2003, Amra hotel/ Amman.

  1. “ The effect of using computer, multiple tools, and free experience, in teaching the students of

science / University of Jordan” workshop/Amman. Oct. 16th. 2003. Higher Councle of Science and Technology.

  1. Jordan- conservation of medicinal and herbal plants (P069847)- project launching workshop/ 12-13 April 2004/ Holiday-Inn/ Amman- Jordan.

  2. “Environmental Impact Assessment of wastewater plants and water reuse in the Mediterranean rejoin” workshop / 11.7- 15.7.2004. AL-Albait University/ Jordan, Abstract submitted: PLANT BIODIVERSITY and EIA

  3. Landuse and management options for biodiversity in the Dead Sea region, The Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Germany, August 30 to September 2‏004, Abstract submitted: “Plant Biodiversity at the Jordan Valley”.

  4. The effect of the extracts of some Jordanian medicinal plants on the immune system. Amman . August. 13th .2006. The higher council of Science and Technology.

  5. ورشة إطلاق قاعدة البيانات الوطنية للتنوع الحيوي, 3 حزيران 2009 في مبنى "برية الأردن/ وزارة البيئة".

  6. ورشة عمل "إعداد السياسة والإستراتيجية العلمية والتكنولوجية الوطنية للأعوام (2011- 2015)" 25 كانون الثاني 2010 /جامعة الأميرة سمية.

  7. PEARSON Life- Sciences e- Learning Workshop, University of Jordan. September 30th, 2010.


Other Research activities


  • Member of the Agenda 21 Project (A21): Writing the Plant biodiversity Chapter (1997-)

  • Carried out 2 projects sponsored by The Higher Council for Science and Technology / Jordan, (R & D

Fund): 1996- 2000:


  1. Data Base

  2. Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants in Jordan.

  3. Glowa Project

  4. conservation of medicinal plants in Jordan




  • A partner (Biologist) in a joint project (Canadian Government and the Water research center/Univ.

of Jordan) for using the duckweed in water treatment): 1997-1998.


  • Carried out a project entitled” Biology of Globularia in Jordan”, sponsored by Deanship of Scientific

Research, University of Jordan. 1995-2002.

  • Researcher (consultant) in the pilot project at Wadi Musa (Waste Water Plant), Badia Research and

Development Program (BRDP) / 2002, carried out the vegetation survey.

  • Researcher in Glowa Project, Universituy of Jordan and Tuebingen University,2005 – now.

  • Major researcher in a project entiteled :”Consrvation and micropropagation of rare , bulbs and other

medicinal plants in Jordan”, sponsored by the Deanship of Academic research, University of Jordan ,

2003- now.



  • Major researcher in a project entitled “ The impact of the Cement Dust Emitted from Al-Janoub (Al-

Rashadyah Tafila) Cement Plant on the Biodiversity of the surrounding Area” sponsored by the Deanship

of Academic Research, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 2005.



  • Major researcher in a project entitled " The Impact of the Emitted Dust from Zarka (Jordan) Petroleum

Refinery on the Plant Biodiversity", sponsored by the Deanship of Academic Resaeach, AL- Balqa'a Applied

University, Jordan 2007.



  • Major researcher in an ongoing project entitled “In Vitro Micropropagation of Iris bismarckiana Regal

plant

(Iridaceae) in Jordan” sponsored by the Deanship of Academic Research, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan,

2009.

Thesis (supervision) + examining committees



  • Member of the examination committee for the student Ghadeer Omar 1994

Thesis title: Anatomy of the Genus Clochicum (Liliaceae) In Jordan.


  • Member of the examination committee for the student Ahmad Mohammad 1998

Thesis title: Determination of Organic and Inorganic N-chloramines in Al-Samra Chlorinated

Wastewater and its effects on the Disinfection Process.




  • Member of the examination Committee for the PH.D student Salam Jamal Iyoub 2001

Thesis title: A study of some Physiological and Anatomical Aspects of Rooting Nabali and Raseei Olive

Semi-Hardwood Stem Cuttings




  • Member of the examination Committee for the PH.D student Nihadd Issa Al-Smeirat 2002‏

Thesis title: Comparative Study on Rooting of two Apple Rootstocks by Stem Cuttings
Member of the examination Committee for the PH.D student Ghadeer Omar (2006)

Thesis title: Systematics of the genus Allium in Jordan.




  • Member of the examination Committee for the M. Sc student Fathi Goma AL-Sghair 2004‏

Thesis title: Vegetation study of Dibin National Park, Jordan.



  • Major advisor for the M. Sc Student Misa’a Shamoot / Ecology 1997-1998.

Thesis title: Use of Duckweed for Waste Water Treatment at Khirbet Al-Samra Waste Water Treatment

Plant / Jordan




  • Major advisor for the M. Sc Student Muna Odeh 1999

Thesis title: Systematic Study of the Genus Ornigthogallum (Liliaceae) in Jordan


  • Major advisor for the M. Sc student Dana AL-Mohaisen 2003

Thesis title: Botanical Study of the Surrounding Area of AL-Fuhays Cement Plant and its Impact on

Plant Biodiversity.




  • Major advisor for the PH.D student Enas Al – Zua'bi, 2004

Thesis title: Systematic study of the genus Onopordum (Asteraceae) in Jordan.



Thesis title: Micropropagation of the wild, endangered Daffodil (Narcissus tazetta L.).



  • Co-advisor for the student Omaima Al-Kiswani.

Thesis title: Anatomical Studies of the Genus Crocus (Iridaceae) In Jordan.


  • Co-advisor for the studentYassir Adil Turki, 2004.

Thesis title: Assessment of the Immunolmodulatory and Antitumor Effects of Some Plant Extracts on

Bala/ c Mice.




  • Major advisor for the PH.D student Jameel Fayyad Bzour,2009,

Thesis title: "Assesment of the Antirheumatic Activity of Salvia fruticosa Mill. (Syn.:Salvia triloba L.fil.)

(Lamiaceae) ; by Performing Enzymatic, Cellular and in vivo Studies".




  • Major advisor for the PH.D student Ibrahim Al- Majali, 2010,

Thesis title: " The Antimicrobial and Anticancerous effect of Moringa peregrina in Jordan. ".


  • Major advisor for the PH.D student Hanan Al- Zaqqa,2012,

Thesis title: " Drug Effecacy on Some Pathogenic Bacteria”.


  • Major advisor for the M.Sc. student Rana Zaidan,2012,

Thesis title: "Assesment of antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of Rubus sanguineus Friv. ( Rosaceae).

Non-Academic Experiences

Herbarium curator / University of Jordan / Amman




Committees


  1. Member of ACDIMA BioCenter Institutional Review Board (IRB) Guidance Policy. 2012- Now,

Bioequivalence and Pharmaceutical Studies.

  1. Member of the Editorial Board for the Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences (JJBS). 2010- Now. 

  2. Member of Comprehensive Exam Committee/ University of Jordan 2010.

  3. Member of the Competence Committee for Arabic Language/ University of Jordan 2010.

  4. Member of the Steering committee of the Biodiversity Project-Jordan / Higher Council for Science

and Technology.

  1. Member of the Agenda 21 National Project

  2. Member of the national team for the study of plant Biodiversity in Jordan / The General Corporation for

Environment Protection. (1995-now)

  1. Member of OPTIMA Organization (Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation of the

Mediterranean Area).

  1. Member of the Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean area.

  2. Member of Jordan Society of Biological Sciences

  3. Member of Jordan Society of Environment.

  4. Member in the Royal Society for Conservation of Nature.

  5. Member of plant friends Society / Jordan

  6. Member of Society of Friend of Scientific Research at Public Universities.

  7. Member in the Tunisian Society for Natural Sciences

  8. Member in the Activation and Stimulation of Computer Society in the faculty of Science /

University of Jordan 1997/1998

  1. Supervisor of Environment Conservation Club for Students / University of Jordan – Deanship of

Students Affairs 1994.

  1. Supervisor of Science Creativity Club for Students / University of Jordan – Deanship of Students

Affairs 1995.

  1. Secretary of the Biological Department Council / University of Jordan1996 / 1995.

  2. Member of the Scientific Research Committee / Department of Biological Sciences / University of Jordan

1998 / 1999.

  1. Member of the Social and Sport Committee / Faculty of Science / University of Jordan 1996 / 1997 /1998.

  2. Representative of the Faculty of Science Council / University of Jordan 1998 / 1999.

  3. Member of Student Execution Committee / Faculty of Science – University of Jordan 1999.

  4. Member of the Approval Committee of Petra (Al-Banat) University (Private University) / 1995 / Ministry of

Higher Education

  1. Member of the Scientific Research Committee / Department of Biological Sciences / University of Jordan

1999 /2000.

  1. Representative of Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science Council.

  2. Member of Execution Committee for Students / Faculty of Science / University of Jordan 1999/2000.




  1. Member of the steering committee for the Promotion, Conservation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants

in Jordan Project/ Ministry of Agriculture/ National Center for Agricultural Research and



Technology Transfer 1998-1999.

  1. Member of Communication with Society Committee / Faculty of Science / University of Jordan

1999 / 2000.

  1. Member of the Social Committee / Department of Biological Sciences / Faculty of Science / University of

Jordan 1999 / 2000.

  1. Member of the Approval Committee of Jaresh University (Private University) / 2001 / Ministry of Higher

Education



  1. Member of the Technical Committee of Medicinal and Ornamental Plants / Ministry of Agriculture / National

Center for Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer 2001.

  1. Member of the committee for the Shafa Badran Botanical Gardden/ Faculty of Agriculture/ Univ. Of Jordan

  2. Member of the Technical and stearing committee for the conservation of medicinal and herbal plants of

Jordan. Project – PDF – B – Grand 2002.

  1. Member of the chevening Association / British council / Amman.

  2. Member of the equal postgraduate degrees committee / 2002 -Now/ Ministry of Higher Education &

Scientific research.

  1. Representative of Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science Council.2003-2004.

  2. Member of Execution Committee for Students, in the Faculty of Science Council/ University of Jordan 2003-

2004.

  1. Member of Execution Committee for Students, in the University Council/ University of Jordan 2003-2004.

  2. Member of course outlines committee for the Department of Biological Sciences/ University of Jordan 2003-

2004.

  1. Member of the Associate studies committee, 2003- 2004. Faculty of postgraduate studies/ University of

Jordan.

  1. Member of the scientific day committee, 2004. Faculty of science/ University of Jordan.

  2. Member of Student Execution Committee for the Faculty of Science – University of Jordan 2004/2005.

  3. Member of the scientific day and social communication committee, 2004/2005. Faculty of science/ University

of Jordan.

  1. Representative of Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science Council.2004-2005.

  2. Member of the postgraduate studies committee / Department of Biological Sciences / Faculty of Science/

University of Jordan. 2004-2005.

  1. Member of Student Execution Committee of the university 2004/2006.

  2. Member of Energy Council Committee / University of Jordan.

  3. Member of Hamdi Mngo Council Committee / University of Jordan.

  4. Member of Journals Committee / University of Jordan.

  5. Member of Conferences and Seminars Committee / University of Jordan.

  6. Member of Appointment and Promotion Committee / University of Jordan.


Fellow ships:


  1. M. Sc grant (Reading University U. K.) from the University of Jordan 84.

  2. British Council/ Amman, Jordan. P. H. D 90 (Reading University, U. K.).


Consultancy:



  1. Member of the consultant committee of IRB (ACDIMA BioCenter Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Guidance Policy. 2012- Now, Bioequivalence and Pharmaceutical Studies).


  1. Consultant in the Pilot Project at Wadi Musa (Waste Water Plant)

Badia Research and Development Program (BRDP)/ 2002

Carried out the vegetation survey.





  1. Consultant in a study entitled “Survey of medicinal plant in south of Jordan “ submitted to Jordanian company for

investment and development of the south/ 1994.


  1. Consultant in a study entitled “Planting the site of the south cement mines in Al- Rashadieh / Tafila” submitted to

the Center For Consultation And Technical Services / University of Jordan.





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