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تحميل الدليل التدريبي

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Professor of Microbiology,

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Mob: 0505302775




Academic qualifications


·        Bachelor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1973)


·        Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Microbiology), Royal Hospital of Sick Children and Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. (1977). “Effect of Antibiotics on Enzyme and toxin production by S. aureus.


·        Post doctor, University of California, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California. (1984-1985) working on meningitis and endocarditis models, laboratory of Professor M. Sande.


·        Post doctor, University of Edinburgh, Department of Microbiology, Scotland, 1997, working on characterization of ß-lactamase enzyme, laboratory of Professor S. Amyes.


·        Assistant Professor (1977), Associate Professor (1981) and Professor (1985). King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



Professional activities


·        Demonstrator, Biology Department, Paisley College of Technology, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. (1974-1977).

·        Assisted in teaching courses in Microbiology for B.Sc. Degree in Biology and also to Higher National Certificate (HNC), Paisley College of Technology, and Glasgow, Scotland.



·        Supervised research projects of a number of final year students, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.    



·        Teaching different courses in General Microbiology, Diagnostic Microbiology and related topics at College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1977-todate).


·        Involved in teaching Microbiology courses for postgraduate students at the Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1987-1997).


·        Teaching post-graduate courses for dental school, Maxillary-facial fellowship, Arab Board (2000-todate).


·        External Co-advisor, MSC students, College of Engineering, Degradation of Petroleum by bacteria. 2000.


·        External examiner MS.C, Ph.D. students around the Kingdom universities.


·        Advisor, MSC student, College of Pharmacy and College of Science.





 Research institutions and Journals affiliations


  • King AbdulAziz City for Science and Technology,  (1985-todate)
  • Research committee of the research centre ,KFSHRC,(1992-2002)


  • Saudi Medical Journal (1988-todate).


  • Annals of Saudi Medicine, (1988-todate).


  • Saudi Biological Journal, (1985-todate).


  • Journal of Chemotherapy (1984-todate).


  • International Journal of anti-microbial agents (1996-todate).


  • Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, (1990-todate).



      Member of:



  • Scientific Advisory board of Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) (1998-todate).


  • Advisory Board, Journal of Chemotherapy (1984-todate).


  • Editorial Board for International Journal of anti-microbial agents (2002-2006).


  • Editorial Board for the practitioner, East Mediterranean edition (1990-1994).


  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Infectious Diseases (1996-2006).


  • Advisory Board, WHO for coordinating clinical study on Brucellosis in Saudi Arabia using new regimes, 1999.


  • Organizing several training programs for medical laboratory doctors and technicians, Ministry of Health (1996-todate).


  • Antibiotic Committee, King – Khalid University hospital, Riyadh 1987-1992.


  • Asian Network for surveillance of resistant pathogens (ANSORP), Seoul, Korea (1998-todate) collaborating in surveillance of pneumococcal resistance among; clinical isolates, nasal carriage and invasive pathogens from Asian countries.


  • Member of the National Committee of Immunization for Ministry of Health, 2007-todate.


  • Editorial Board of Pharmaceutical Journal, Arabian edition, 2006-todate.


  • Council of the International Society of Infections disease (1991-todate).



Coordinator of:


  • Community acquired pneumonia guidelines in Saudi Arabia (2000-2002) published in International Journal of anti-microbial agents


  • Hospital acquired Pneumonia (Nosocomial) guideline in the Gulf (2005-2007), will be published in Journal Chemotherapy, 2007.


  • Surveillance study carried out in Cairo on MRSA in 1997.


  • National project on surveillance of antibiotic resistance in the Kingdom (25 Hospital around the Kingdom) sponsored by King Abdulaziz City for Sciences and Technology (KACST) from 2000 to 2005 costing (US $ 200,000).


  • Surveillance of antibiotic resistance of respiratory isolates within the Kingdom (grant from GSK).


  • Surveillance of antibiotic resistance in ICU isolates from Hospital around the Kingdom (grant from MSD and Astra Zenica).



Administration activities


·        Vice –President, Arab Society of Chemotherapy, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ASCMID) (2000-2005).

·        In charge of Microbiology section, Central Laboratory for drugs and food   analysis, Ministry of Health 1991-1995.

·        Head of Microbiology lab., research center,college of  pharmacy,1998-todate


Industrial relationship

        I worked as part time consultant or as advisor for a number of    industrial pharmaceutical companies to  

       established and organizing laboratories investigation studies and clinical trial and also discussing issues  

        related to manufacturing and quality  Control and participating in the developments of strategies for the   




Other Activities:



  • Academic Advisor, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1978-todate).


  • Supervisor of the senior pharmacy students research projects, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1978-1980).


  • Member of various committees in the College and University.


  • Consultant, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia (1988-todate).




         -    Registration of Pharmaceutical drugs.


        -     Review of Pharmaceutical files and clinical trials.


        -     Investigation of activities of antibiotics, antifungal   drugs in drug analysis lab.


  • Member, Committee to set up rules and regulation for drug registration.




    -   Setting up antibiotic policies for Ministry of Health hospitals.

    -   Carry out surveillance studies.

    -   Participation in the committee to set up antibiotic formulary for the Ministry of Health.





Grants and Awards


·        Grant from the Scottish Research Council for Ph.D. Studies (1973-1977).


·        Two Merit Awards awarded by King Saud University as honorarium of two months salary (1980 & 1981).


·        Grant from the Ministry of Health, Riyadh to investigate the problem of meningococcal meningitis during Hajj to recommend the possible ways to reduce the epidemic in future 1989-1991 (costing US$ 20,000)


·        Grant from Arab Co. for Drug Industries and Medical Appliances (ACDIMA), Amman, Jordan to study  justification of antibiotic combinations manufactured by some Arab Pharmaceutical Companies (1992-1995 (costing US $ 40,000)


·        Grant from Saudi Pharmaceutical Industry and Medical Appliances (SPIMACO) to student formulation and evaluation of an alcohol free mouthwash (available in the market) (2000 – 2001(costing US $ 20,000).


·        Participated as an Investigator for the Lomofloxacin International Surveillance Trials. 1997-2000.


·        Member of the Investigators group of the International Committee to test the susceptibility of clinical isolates against various antibiotics supported by WHO (Chairman, Professor J. Lacy, Leeds, U.K.) (1988)


·        Grant from KACST to study the Microbial contamination of paper   money 2004-2005 (US $ 20,000).




Membership of professional organizations


·        British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.


·        Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.


·        American Society of Microbiology.

·        European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

·        Infectious Diseases Society of America.

·        International Society of Infectious Diseases.

·        Mediterranean Society of Chemotherapy.

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