Dana Khdr Sabir, Adjunct Assistant Professor | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

Dana Khdr Sabir, Adjunct Assistant Professor

PhD. University of York
MSc. University of Essex
BSc.  University of Sulaimani

Email: [email protected]
Office: D-F1-10

Dana Khdr Sabir is an associate professor of molecular microbiology who holds a PhD degree in Microbiology from the University of York/ United Kingdom (2015) and MSc degree in Biotechnology from the University of Essex/ United Kingdom (2008). Dana has more than 12 years’ teaching experience at different universities in Iraq such as the University of Sulaimani, Charmo University, and the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani, where he has been responsible for teaching students different subjects in the field of biology including Microbiology, Medical Bacteriology, Molecular Biology, and Bioinformatics. Dana is an active researcher; he has published many research articles in the field of medical bacteriology and environmental microbiology, and participated in several professional development programs. Dana was also a participant of the prestigious Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (2017), where he received 10 weeks of training in different teaching methodologies and was introduced to state-of-the-art research techniques at the University of Central Oklahoma in the United States.
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1. Hussen, Bashdar Mahmud, Hazha Jamal Hidayat, Abbas Salihi, Dana Khdr Sabir, Mohammad Taheri, and Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard. "MicroRNA: A signature for cancer progression." Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 138 (2021): 111528.

2. Khwarahm, Nabaz R., Korsh Ararat, Sarchil Qader, and Dana Khdr Sabir. "Modeling the distribution of the Near Eastern fire salamander (Salamandra infraimmaculata) and Kurdistan newt (Neurergus derjugini) under current and future climate conditions in Iraq." Ecological Informatics (2021): 101309.

3. Budreviciute, Aida, Samar Damiati, Dana Khdr Sabir, Kamil Onder, Peter Schuller-Goetzburg, Gediminas Plakys, Agne Katileviciute, Samir Khoja, and Rimantas Kodzius. "Management and Prevention Strategies for Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Their Risk Factors." Frontiers in public health 8 (2020): 788.

4. Sidiq, Karzan R., Dana Khdr Sabir, Shakhawan M. Ali, and Rimantas Kodzius. "Does early childhood vaccination protect against COVID-19?." Frontiers in molecular biosciences 7 (2020): 120.

5. Mohamedsalih, Pyman M., and Dana Khdr Sabir. "Antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles with antibiotics against clinically isolated Acinetobacter baumannii." Passer Journal (2020): 51-56.

6. Dana Khdr Sabir, Karzan R. Sidiq, Hadi M. Abdullah, Shakhawan M. Ali, and Nabaz R. Khwarahm. "Factors Contributing to the Containment of the COVID-19 in Kurdistan Region of Iraq." Frontiers in Emergency Medicine 4, no. 2s (2020): e47-e47.

7. Dana Khdr Sabir, Karzan R. Sidiq, and Shakhawan M. Ali. "Current speculations on the low incidence rate of the COVID-19 among children." International Journal of School Health 7, no. 2 (2020): 61-62.

8. Alsayed, Raghda, Ali Abd Ali, Raghda Makia, Mohammed Kadhom, Rasha Raheem, Omar Al-Obaidi, Angham Hadi, Dana Khdr Sabir, and Emad Yousif. "Challenges Facing Iraq to Tackle the Spread of COVID-19: An Overview." Journal of University of Anbar for Pure Science 14, no. 2 (2020): 22-27.

9. Dana Khdr Sabir, Nabaz R. Khwarahm, Shakhawan M. Ali, Hayman J. Abdoul, Kochar I. Mahmood, and Rimantas Kodzius. "Children Protection Against COVID-19 at the Pandemic Outbreak." Journal of Immunological Sciences 4, no. 2 (2020).

10. Abdullah, Hadi Mohammed, Shakhawan M. Ali, and Dana Khdr Sabir. "Data Suggesting That COVID-19 May Have Existed in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq at the Time of the Outbreak in Wuhan Province of China." Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences 24, no. 2 (2020).

11. Sidiq, Karzan R., Dana Khdr Sabir, Rebin M. Salih, and Tre N. Nasir. "Insights into the evolutionary origin of Mycoplasma species." environments 4 (2020): 5.

12. Pyman M. Mohamedsalih, Dana Khdr Sabir. “Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using the aqueous extract of chamomile flower and their antibacterial activity against Acinetobacter spp” Health Biotechnology And Biopharma Journal (2020) 3 (4), 48-62

13. Dana Khdr Sabir and Karzan R. Sidiq. "Antimicrobial Activity of Combined Cinnamon Nanoemulsions-Antibiotics against Acinetobacter Baumannii." Passer Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, (2019): 1-4

14. Dana Khdr Sabir, Nicolas Grosjean, Elizabeth L. Rylott, Neil C. Bruce; Investigating differences in the ability of XplA/B-containing bacteria to degrade the explosive hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX). FEMS Microbiol Lett 2017 fnx044. doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnx144.

15. Chun Shiong Chong; Dana Khdr Sabir; Astrid Lorenz; Cyril Bontemps; Peter Andeer; David A. Stahl; Stuart E. Strand; Elizabeth L. Rylott; Neil C. Bruce. Analysis of the xplAB-containing gene cluster involved in the bacterial degradation of the explosive hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5- triazine, Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2014; 80(21):6601-6610.