Sameira Swiar Swilaiman

Assistant Professor

College of Dentistry

Department of Basic Sciences

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 Name: Sameira Swiar Swilaiman
Academic title: assistant professor,  Molecular Biology

MSc:  Fungal physiology

PhD degree: Molecular Biology

Date of birth:  7 / 9/ 1960   Hawler, Iraq, rapareen avenue

Relationship: Married, two children

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BSc: College of Science, University of Salahaddin (1980-1984)

MSc: Fungal physiology -College of Education, University of Salahaddin (from 1986 till 1989)

PhD degree: Molecular Biology from United Kingdom (from 2008 till 2013)

Sexual Reproduction in Fungi

 

Research uses a combination of molecular-genetic, genomic, physiological and biochemical experimental approaches to explore fundamental and applied aspects of the biology of  filamentous fungi.

This has included investigations of the evolution and importance of sexual reproduction and mating-type genes in fungal   This work aims to understand how fungi generate genetic diversity, and how an understanding of fungal sex might aid in the control of fungal diseases and help elucidate the genetic basis of resistance to antifungal drugs.Research work uses Aspergillus fumigatus as a model system.

Current work is also focusing on exploiting sexual reproduction for strain improvement of fungi used in the biotechnology and food sectors, in particular Aspergillus and Pencillium species, with an especial interest in the role of the sexual cycle in the evolution of the opportunistic pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus.

 

Population Biology of Fungi  

Molecular markers such as randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPDs), specific gene sequences, and ribosomal DNA sequences are being used to examine breeding systems and the extent of population variation within species of pathogenic fungi   Results are of signifcance in understanding biodiversity within fungal populations, with possible implications for the ability of species to withstand climate change.

  1. Discovery of a sexual cycle in Aspergillus clavatus Zanco J. Med. Sci., Vol. 21, No. (1), April, 2017
  2. Discover  of sexual cycle in Aspergillus lentulus,aclose relative to A.fumigatus.Eukaryotic cell Vol.21, No.7,may,7,2013
  3. Loss of sexual fertility (slow decline) in Aspergillus nidulans.  Journal of Science    vol (7) December 2018
  4. Evolution of asexual and sexual reproduction in the aspergilla STUDIES IN MYCOLOGY 91:1–23 (2018).
  5. Antibacterial effect of Juglans Regia against dental caries Streptococcus mutans.Pakistan journal of medical &health sciences,Vol.14, No. 2, Apr-Jun 2020
  6. Bacteriological valuation of some powdered infant milk and antibiotic resistance estimation.Erbil dental journal,vol.5,1.2020
  7. Global Sexual Fertility in the Opportunistic Pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus and Identification of New Supermater Strains. j.fungiImpact factor: 4.621 (2019).vol.6, No.258, 30 October 2020 

 Working as Assistant proffessor  in Medical Biology undergraduate student (1st stage from 2013- till now  

Working as an assistant biologist in microbiology laboratory in College of Science (1985-1986)

- Working as lecturer in College of Medicine,University Salahaddin(1989 till 2000)

- Working as member in examine committee in College of medicine, university of Salahaddin (1990,1991,1992, 1993,1994)

 - Working as lecturer(MSc) in College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical  university (2000 till 2008)

- Working as Assistant proffessor (PhD) (Medical Biology) in College of Dentistry, Hawler

   Medical university (2013- till now)

- Working as member in examine committee in College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical university (2000,2001,2002,2003)

- Working as member in examine committee for (post graduate student) in College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical university (2014, 2016,2017,2018)

- member in promotion committee