Safaa Toma Hanna

Assistant Professor

College of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmacognosy

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  • Antimicrobal resistance

    Bacterial biofilm and resistance

    Anti-adhisive of bacteria

    Multi-drug resistance

    Disinfectants and bacterial resistance

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  • Propsal research Ph.D

    Microbiological and Molecular study of Hospital Acquired Multi-Resistance Antibiotics Genes in Gram Negative Bacteria Isolated from Urinary Tract Infection in Erbil Governorate

    Prposal research M.Sc.

    Combined Effects of Antibiotics and Acidified Nitrite on Bacterial Biofilm of Beta Lactamase Producing Uropathogenic Isolates

     

  • o The antibacterial effect of acidified nitrite on uropathogenic Escherichia coli: In vitro study. Zanco Journal for Medical Science: 2010 - 14 (special issue 1) 1-7 


    o Certain virulence characteristics of common bacteria involved in urinary tract infection in Erbil setting, Zanco Journal for Medical Science: 2010 - 14 (special issue 1) 31-36 


    o Phenotypic changes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa induced by sub-inhibitory exposure to chlorohexidine Zanco Journal for Medical Science: 2014 -Vol.19 (1)  


    o Sub-MIC of antibiotics induced biofilm formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the presence of chlorhexidine, Barzilian journal of Microbiology : 2015-46(1) 


    o Evaluation of multi drug resistant among extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli causing urinary tract infection in Erbil City. Zanco Journal for Medical Science (Zanco J. Med. Sci., Vol. 19, No. (2) 


    o Killing efficacy and anti-biofilm activity of synthetic human cationic antimicrobial peptide Cathelicidin hCAP-18/LL37 against urinary tract pathogens. Journal of Microbiology and infectious diseases. 2015 (Vol 1) 


    o Phytochemical screening, antibacterial and antibiofilm evaluation of Lagenaria siceraria fruit growing in Kurdistan Region\Iraq. 2015; 4(1). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2015; 4(1): 45-49 


    o Estimation of bacterial growth inhibition and antibiofilm activity of Hibiscus Sabdariffa plant extracts against standard pathogenic bacteria. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (3)2015 


    o Evaluation of the antibacterial activity of human cathelicidin peptide-LL-37 in the presence of acidified nitrite. Zanco Journal for Medical Science. 2017; 21(1)1561-1566. 


    o Detection of Metallo-β-lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in clinical isolates from hospitals in Erbil city, Iraqi Kurdistan, Zanco Journal of Pure and Applied, (2017), 29(3);12-18.

    o Evaluation the efficacy of diluted chloroxylenol against biofilm producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in clinical isolates. Poly Technic Journal, Vol.8(2), 2018. (In press)

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  • 2013
     Certificate in Microbiological Laboratory Licence, Ministry of Health, Directorate of Medical Laboratory, Erbil, IRAQ

    2010
     Ph. D. Medical Microbiology, College of Medicne, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, IRAQ


    1999
     M.Sc. Medical Microbiology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, IRAQ


    1990
     B.Sc. Microbiology, College of Science, University of Salahuddin, Erbil, IRAQ

  • WORK EXPERIENCE

    2015 –Present
     Licensee of PAKI Hospital Laboratory in Erbil, Consulted by MedLabs Consultancy Group, JORDAN

    2015 –Present
     Assistant professor / Medical Microbiology
    College of Pharmacy, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, IRAQ


    2010 – 2015
     Lecturer / Medical Microbiology
    College of Pharmacy, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, IRAQ


    2008 – 2010
     Assist. Lecturer and Ph.D. student, Medical Microbiology
    Dept. of Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, IRAQ


    2007 – 2008
     Assistant Lecturer / Medical Microbiology
    College of Pharmacy, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, IRAQ


    1999 – 2007
     Assistant Lecturer/ Medical Microbiology
    Dept. of Microbiology, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, IRAQ


    1997 – 1999
     M.Sc. Student, Medical Microbiology
    College of Science, University of Baghdad, Bagdad, IRAQ


    1992 – 1997
     Lab. assistant/ Microbiology
    College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, IRAQ

     

    CONFERENCES &SCIENTIFCIC MEETING

    2017

     First Scientific conference of Pharmacy, Dec.6-7, Divan Hotel, Erbil, IRAQ

    2013
     FEMS, 5th Congress of European Microbiology / Leipzig, GERMANY

    2012
     30th World Congress of Biomedical laboratory / Berlin, GERMANY

    2011
     12th Conference of Microbiology / Kermanshah, IRAN

    2010
     2nd Conference of Promotion of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, IRAQ

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     2017-present

    Accreditation committee member, College of Pharmacy, Hawler Medical University

    2017- present
     Director of Helath and safety unit / College of Pharmacy / Hawler medical University, Erbil, IRAQ

    2016 – present
     Committee’s member / Academic promotion / College of Pharmacy, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, IRAQ

    2015 – 2017
     Committee’s member / Ranking of Universities / Hawler Medical University, Erbil, IRAQ

    2013 - present
     Committee’s member / Clinical Laboratory Evaluation / Ministry of Health, Erbil, IRAQ

    2013 - present
     Examiner / Clinical Laboratory License / Ministry of Health, Erbil, IRAQ

    2011- present
     Teaching of Diagnostic Microbiology /M.Sc. students, College of Pharmacy, Erbil, IRAQ

    2011- present
     Supervisor for specialty trainees in clinical Microbiological Laboratory, Ministry of Health, Erbil, IRAQ

    2011 - 2016
     Director / Quality Assurance and CME Unit, College of Pharmacy, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, IRAQ

    2007 - 2008
     Director / Chancellor Office, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, IRAQ

    Training courses

    2017: Joint Meeting: Lessons Learned on Global Affairs Canada Activities for
    Iraq – Feb 6&7, 2018”. (divan Hotel, Erbil, IRAQ)

    2017: Certificate of Participation in workshop (Promotion Biorisk Management Training for Iraqi Provinces), Organized by CRDF-Global and Harvard,University, Irbid city, JORDAN

    2017: Participation in the (ETHICS TRAINING PROGRAM) by BMENA
    Bioethics Forum and CRDF Global, USA

    2016: Instructor of Biosafety workshop / Hawler Medical University / Erbil, IRAQ

    2013: Clinical Laboratory Training (Bacteriology Dep.) Directorate of Health, Rizgary teaching Hospital, Erbil, IRAQ


    2011: Student Centre Learning (SCL) Training / Team of Glasgow University, Erbil, IRAQ

    2007: Infectious Control Fellows Certificate (IDSA/SHEA)-Distance online course, USA

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

     Member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), since (2014) 

     Regular Congress Participant, Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), Since 2013 

     Member of the Social Academic Center, Erbil, IRAQ, since (1999) 

     Member of Syndicate of Kurdistan Biology, Erbil, IRAQ, since (1996) 

     Member of Syndicate of Iraq Biology, Baghdad, IRAQ, since (1990)

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