Zaineb Hamzaoui | Microbiology Award | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Zaineb Hamzaoui | Microbiology Award | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Zaineb Hamzaoui, Universitรฉ Tunis el Mana, Tunisia

Dr. Zaineb Hamzaoui is a highly accomplished microbiologist with a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Sciences, Bizerte. ๐ŸŽ“ Her research focuses on antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, particularly in Klebsiella pneumoniae. With extensive experience in molecular biology and genomic sequencing, she currently holds a postdoctoral position at the Faculty of Medicine, Tunis. ๐Ÿงฌ Additionally, she contributes to academia as a part-time lecturer at the Maghreb Institute of Economic Sciences and Technology. Previously, she excelled as a Product Specialist at the African Biotechnology Society, showcasing her expertise in product development and customer engagement. ๐ŸŒŸ

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Education

Dr. Zaineb Hamzaoui holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, specializing in Microbiology, awarded in 2018 from the Faculty of Sciences, Bizerte. Her doctoral research focused on identifying carbapenem resistance mechanisms in Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated from the Charles Nicolle Hospital in Tunis. Prior to her Ph.D., she completed a Master’s degree in Microbiology in 2011 and a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences in 2008, both from Tunisian universities. Zaineb began her academic journey with a Diploma in the First Cycle of Life Sciences in 2006, following her high school graduation with a focus on Mathematics in 2004.

Professional Experience

Dr. Hamzaoui has been engaged in a Postdoctoral Contract at the Faculty of Medicine, Tunis, focusing on antimicrobial resistance research. Her responsibilities include next-generation genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2, phenotypic and molecular studies on multi-drug resistant bacteria, and managing laboratory activities. She also serves as a part-time lecturer at the Maghreb Institute of Economic Sciences and Technology, where she prepares and delivers courses. Previously, from May 2022 to March 2023, she worked as a Product Specialist at the African Biotechnology Society, specializing in product training, marketing, and customer engagement strategies. ๐Ÿงฌ๐Ÿ“š

Research Focus

Dr. Zaineb Hamzaoui’s research primarily focuses on antimicrobial resistance in various pathogens, with a particular emphasis on Gram-negative bacteria. ๐Ÿฆ  Her contributions span extensive studies on the molecular mechanisms underlying resistance, including the characterization of carbapenemases and plasmid-mediated resistance genes. She has investigated the prevalence of multidrug-resistant strains in healthcare settings, highlighting the urgent need for effective infection control measures. Additionally, her work extends to understanding the dynamics of antimicrobial resistance in community settings, shedding light on the dissemination of resistant bacteria among vulnerable populations. Overall, Dr. Hamzaoui’s research endeavors aim to inform strategies for combating the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. ๐ŸŒ

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  1. Extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii co-producing VIM-2 and OXA-23 in intensive care units: Results of a one-day point prevalence in a Tunisian hospital” – Infectious Diseases Now, 2022.
  2. Escherichia coli colonizing healthy children in Tunisia: High prevalence of extra-intestinal pathovar and occurrence of non-extended-spectrum-ฮฒ-lactamase-producing ST131 clone” – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2018.
  3. First report of extensively-drug-resistant Proteus mirabilis isolate carrying plasmid-mediated blaNDM-1 in a Tunisian intensive care unit” – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2018.
  4. NDM-1- and OXA-23-producing Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from intensive care unit patients in Tunisia” – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2018.
  5. Role of association of OmpK35 and OmpK36 alteration and blaESBL and/or blaAmpC genes in conferring carbapenem resistance among non-carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae” – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2018.
  6. An Outbreak of NDM-1-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, Associated with OmpK35 and OmpK36 Porin Loss in Tunisia” – Microbial Drug Resistance, 2018.
  7. Emergence of plasmid-mediated colistin-resistance in CMY-2-producing Escherichia coli of lineage ST2197 in a Tunisian poultry farm” – International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2018.
  8. Rectal Carriage of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase and Carbapenemase Producing Gram-Negative Bacilli in Intensive Care Units in Tunisia” – Microbial Drug Resistance, 2017.
  9. Community fecal carriage of broad-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli in Tunisian children” – Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 2017.
  10. High Prevalence of Gut Microbiota Colonization with Broad-Spectrum Cephalosporin Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a Tunisian Intensive Care Unit” – Frontiers in Microbiology, 2016.

Teresa Buchaca | Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Teresa Buchaca | Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Teresa Buchaca, CEAB-CSIC, Spain

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Dr. Teresa Buchaca is a dedicated researcher with expertise in ecology. She earned her PhD in Biology from the Universitat de Barcelona in 2005 and holds a Master’s degree in Ecology from the same institution. With a strong academic background, she has held various research positions, including at the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes and Aarhus Universitet. Her work focuses on freshwater ecology, evident from her postdoctoral fellowships at the National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark. Dr. Buchaca’s commitment to scientific inquiry spans over two decades, marked by significant contributions to the field.

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๐ŸŽ“ Dr. Teresa Buchaca has pursued a distinguished academic journey, culminating in her notable achievements in the field of ecology. Her educational odyssey commenced at the Universitat de Barcelona, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1995. Building upon this foundation, she ventured into specialized areas, earning a Master’s degree in Ecology from the same institution in 1998. Driven by a passion for scientific exploration, she expanded her knowledge through postgraduate studies on chromatography at Universitat Ramon Llull in 1996. This relentless pursuit of excellence ultimately led her to achieve a PhD in Biology from the Universitat de Barcelona in 2005, solidifying her expertise in the field. ๐ŸŒฑ

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๐Ÿ”ฌ Dr. Teresa Buchaca’s professional journey reflects a rich tapestry of research endeavors spanning over two decades. She began as a Research Assistant in Ecology at Universitat de Barcelona, igniting her passion for scientific exploration from 1996 to 1997. This fervor led her to continue her academic pursuits, securing roles at esteemed institutions like Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes, where she served in various capacities, including as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and a Research Assistant. Dr. Buchaca’s international exposure includes stints at Aarhus Universitet and the National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark, further enriching her expertise in freshwater ecology. Her dedication to advancing scientific knowledge is unwavering. ๐ŸŒฟ

Research Focus:

Teresa Buchaca’s research primarily revolves around the ecology and conservation of freshwater ecosystems, with a particular emphasis on high mountain lakes ๐Ÿž๏ธ. Her work spans various topics, including the impacts of non-native fish species on native biodiversity, the effects of climate change on aquatic habitats, and the evaluation of monitoring programs for understanding global change effects. Buchaca also investigates paleoecological records in lake sediments to reconstruct past environmental changes and their implications for present-day ecosystems. Her research contributes significantly to understanding the dynamics of fragile aquatic environments and informing conservation strategies in mountainous regions.

 

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Alemayehu Choramo | Microbiology | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Alemayehu Choramoย | Microbiology | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. AlemayehuChoramo, Bonga university, Ethiopia

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Dr. Alemayehu Choramo brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the field of veterinary medicine. With a background spanning from animal health work in Tocha Wereda to leadership roles at Bonga University, Ethiopia, he has demonstrated his commitment to advancing animal welfare and education. Holding a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and an MSc in Veterinary Microbiology from Jimma University, his academic prowess is evident. Proficient in languages including Amharic, English, Afan Oromo, Dawrogna, and Wolaitegna, Dr. Choramo’s multilingual skills facilitate effective communication across diverse communities. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š

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Education Background:

Dr. Alemayehu Choramo’s educational journey is a testament to his dedication to veterinary medicine. He commenced his academic pursuits at Tocha Senior Secondary School in Tocha Woreda, Dawro Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia, completing his secondary education in September 200*. Subsequently, he pursued his preparatory education at Waka Senior Secondary and Preparatory School in Mareka Woreda, Dawro Zone, further laying the foundation for his future academic endeavors.His passion for veterinary science led him to Jimma University, where he embarked on his higher education journey, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. During his time at Jimma University, he demonstrated exceptional academic performance, graduating with a commendable CGPA.Continuing his pursuit of knowledge, Dr. Choramo pursued a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Veterinary Microbiology at Jimma University from October 2017 to June 2020. His dedication to his studies and research in this specialized field reflects his commitment to advancing veterinary medicine. With each milestone, Dr. Choramo’s expertise and understanding of animal health deepened, preparing him for his impactful career ahead in veterinary medicine. ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿพ

Work Experience:

๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ Dr. Alemayehu Choramo’s professional journey reflects his unwavering commitment to the betterment of animal health and education. Beginning as an animal health worker in Tocha Wereda, Dawro Zone, Ethiopia, he dedicated three years to serving his community, fostering vital skills and insights into the field. Transitioning seamlessly into academia, he assumed the role of Assistant Professor at Bonga University in March 2020. Here, his passion for teaching and research found a platform to flourish, impacting the next generation of veterinary professionals. His leadership qualities and expertise were soon recognized, leading to his appointment as the Head of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Bonga University in October. In this role, Dr. Choramo plays a pivotal role in shaping the department’s vision, fostering innovation, and ensuring academic excellence. Through his combined experiences in practical animal health work and academia, he brings a holistic perspective to his leadership, driving initiatives that bridge theory and practice in veterinary medicine. Dr. Choramo’s dedication to advancing the field, coupled with his compassionate approach, continues to inspire both colleagues and students alike. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿซ

Research Focus:

๐Ÿ”ฌ Dr. Alemayehu Choramo’s research focus spans across various domains within veterinary medicine and molecular biology. Primarily, his work delves into antimicrobial activity, emphasizing the utilization of ethnoveterinary medicinal plants to combat infections. Additionally, he explores parasitology, particularly the prevalence of diseases like babesiosis in cattle populations. Dr. Choramo also contributes significantly to molecular biology, with studies on RNA interference, gene regulation, and recombinant DNA technology, showcasing his interest in cutting-edge genetic research. Through his diverse contributions, he aims to advance understanding and application in both traditional and modern approaches to animal health and molecular biology. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿงฌ

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Antimicrobial Activity of Selected Ethnoveterinary Medicinal Plants of Southern Region, Ethiopia

Prevalence of Babesiosis in Cattle in and Around Jimma Town, OromiaRegion, South Western Ethiopia

Laboratory Practical Work on Colony Count, Motility Test and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test

Serological detection of Newcastle disease virus in backyard poultry production system in Woliso District South West Shewa, Central Ethiopia