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Academic qualification:

  • B.Sc. in Biological Science, University of Basrah      1997-2001
  • M.Sc. in Biological- College of Science /university of Basrah    2008- April.2010.
  • PhD in Bioscience- University of Exeter. UK 2013-Nov 2017
  • Master thesis: Genetic polymorphism of CYP2D6, GSTM1 and GSTT1 genes on bladder cancer patients. Supervisor: Dr. Adnan Al-badran, Dr. Adnan Adham.


  • Collecting blood samples from bladder cancer patients from Basrah hospital.
  • Epidemiological survey connecting environmental factors with genes polymorphisms.
  • Extraction genomic DNA from blood samples.
  • Studying the polymorphisms in the three detoxification genes (of CYP2D6, GSTM1 and GSTT1).
  • PhD thesis:  Genetic engineering of cell wall melanin biosynthesis in the emerging human pathogen Lomentospora prolificans.
  • Generating melanin deficient mutants using targeted gene deletion to generated polyketide synthase deficient mutant and scytalone dehydratase deficient mutant.
  • Investigating the protective role of melanin against environmental stress.
  • Investigating the protective role of melanin against immune system defience.
  • Using Galleria mellonella as a host.



  • Assistant lab in the University of Basrah        January.2002-November.2012
  • Assistant lecturer in the University of Basrah        November.2012-2018
  • Lecturer in the University of Basrah              Feb. 2018 – until now
  • Undergraduate teaching: Bacteriology, Biotechnology & genetic engineering
  • Member of Biotechnology research unit in the University of Basrah November.2012-until now
  • Demonstrator for one term in the University of Exeter (Genetic course) 2013


General molecular biology

  • DNA extraction (human and microorganism)
  • Protein extraction
  • Electrophoresis
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Tissue culture
  • Immunoassays (ELISA)
  • Southern blot/Western blot
  • Sequence treatment


Genetic manipulation

  • Targeted gene deletion in filamentous fungi
  • Gene cloning
  • GFP transforming

Phenotypic analysis

  • Phenotypic analysis
  •  Phagocytosis assays

Virulence assay

  • Invertebrate infection models (Drosophila & Galleria)



  • Al-Laaeiby, A., Kershaw, M., Penn, T., Thornton, C.(2016) Targeted disruption of melanin biosynthesis genes in the human pathogenic fungus Lomentospora prolificans and Its consequences for pathogen survival. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17:444.
  • Al-laaeiby, A., Ali S., Al- saadoon A. H. (2019) Candida species: the silent enemy. Afr. J. Clin. Exper.Microbiol.2019; 20 (4):260-267.
  • Al-laaeiby, A. & Abbas, A.(2019)  A roadmap for rapid molecular differential characterisation of human pathogenic Candida species. Eurasia J Biosci 13, 1907-1913.



Oral presentation:

  • Microbiology, Basrah.Iraq 2010
  • Bioscience 2017 London 19-20.06.2017
  • International conference of biotechnology and genetic engineering\ Baghdad 2019.
  • 3rd International & 11th National Biotechnology Congress \Iran 2019


Poster presentation:

  • Genetic science, Liverpool.UK 30-1.September.2016.
  • CLESCon 2017- Frontiers in Life & Environmental Sciences. 22.06.2017



  • British Mycological Society


Workshop and course:

  • Theoretical and practical course: Genetic applications in human and animal health       March.2011
  • Application of human Y- chromosomes and mt-DNA in forensic and anthropological investigations      November.2012
  • Two courses in English for University study/ INTO. University of Exeter  April.2013-Augest.2013.
  • Certificate of attendance (Learning and teaching in higher education (LTHE)) programme at the University of Exeter on 17th September 2014.




  • Arabic (native speaker)
  • English



  • Reviewing the manuscript below to Basrah Journal of Agricultural Sciences.

Evaluation of the efficiency of nanofertilization and Disper osmotic in treating the effect of salinity of irrigation water on the chemical and mineral properties of date palms (Phoenix dactylifera L).



Thyroid dysfunction in Down syndrome Patients; Clinical and Chromosomal Correlation.  ID 662984. Turkish Journal of Science