Ahmed Abdulamir

Universiti Putra MalaysiaMalaysia

I am a MD in Medicine and PhD in Medical Microbiology. I have an experience in a wide range of fields (listed in Areas of Interest). I have been engaged in multidisciplinary studies covering Tumor pathogenesis, immunology, Molecular techniques applications, cell line cultures of human cancers, natural products studies on human cell lines, and bacteriophages applications in the rapid diagnostics, biocontrol and therapy of certain bacterial pathogens particularly E. coli, MRSA, and TB. I have published up to 50 papers in high reputable journals in the last 6 years and earned 8 international awards in Medicine and Biology. In addition, I was an essential inventor in three international patents applied in UK as follows: A) Invention entitled ‘ METHODS FOR BACTERIOPHAGE DESIGN’ , for which an application for patent has been filed on the 3rd of December 2008 under UK Patent Application No. 0822068.3. B) Invention entitled ‘ RAPID DETECTION OF BACTERIA’ , for which an application for patent has been filed on the 11th of February 2010 under UK Patent Application No. 1002295.2. C) Invention entitled COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER, for which a PCT application number PCT/GB2011/050382 has been filed on 25 February 2011. Moreover, three other patents are under processing and file number will be granted within 2 months. Published papers: 1. [pre publishing status] Mohammad Raftari, Farid Azizi Jalilian, Ahmed Sahib Abdulamir, Sobhan Ghafurian, Zamberi Sekawi, Radu Son and Fatimah Abu Bakar. 2012. Antibacterial activity of organic acids on Salmonella and Listeria. ASIA LIFE SCIENCEs. 21:1. 2. [pre publishing status] Hafidh RR, Abdulamir AS, Abubakar F. 2011. Inhibition of Growth of Highly Resistant Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens by a Natural Product. The Open Microbiology Journal, 2011, 5:1. 3. Abdulamir AS, Hafidh RR, Abu Bakar F. 2011. The association of Streptococcus bovis/gallolyticus with colorectal tumors: The nature and the underlying mechanisms of its etiological role. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 30:11. 4. Abdulamir, A.S., Hafidh, R.R., Bakar, F.A., 2010. Molecular detection, quantification, and isolation of Streptococcus gallolyticus bacteria colonizing colorectal tumors: inflammation-driven potential of carcinogenesis via IL-1, COX-2, and IL-8. Mol Cancer. 9: 249. 5. Sadeghifard N, Ranjbar R, Zaeimi J, Alikhani MY, Ghafouryan S, Raftari M, Abdulamir AS, Delpisheh A, Mohebi R, Abu Bakar F. 2010. Antimicrobial susceptibility, plasmid profiles and RAPDPCR typing of Acinetobacter bacteria. Asian Biomedicine. 4: 6. 6. Khoshraftar E, Anvari HM, Assadi HK, Abdulamir AS, Abu baker F. 2010. Comparative study on the effectiveness of acetaminophen and diclofenac pretreatment in the relief of acute pain after out-patient surgery. European Journal of Dentistry and Medicine. 2: 1-6. 7. Rand R. Hafidh, A.S. Abdulamir, Law Se Vern and Fatimah Abu Bakar. 2010. The Inhibition of Human Pathogens: Trichophyton rubrum and Trichoderma harzianum by a Natural Product. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 6 (1): 40-46, 2010. 8. Tanaz, Alipour, Nourkhoda, Sadeghifard, Nour, amirmozafari, Sobhan, Ghafurian, Abdulamir,A.S., Reza, Mohebi, Fatimah, Abu Bakar, Mohammad, Raftari. 2010. Incidence of Extended Spectrum Beta-lactamase Producing Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Frequency of OXA-2 and OXA-10 Genes. AJBAS. 2: 3202-3215. 9. Sadeghifard N, Salari M.H, Ranjbar R, Ghafouryan S, Raftari M, Abdulamir A.S, Fatimah A.B, Kazemi B. 2010. The clinical and environmental spread and diversity of toxigenic Clostridium difficile diarrhea in the region of the Middle East. Reviews in Infection. 1: 180-187. 10. Fadi Fouad Alsamak, Ahmed Sahib Abdulamir, Laila Khalid Mahdi, Khalid Alnaib, Fatimah Abu Bakar. 2010. Association of Helicobacter pylori with colorectal cancer Development. Asian Biomedicine. 4: 609-618. 11. Abdulamir AS, Hafidh, RR, Abubakar F. 2010. In vitro immunogenic and immunostimulatory effects of zwitterionized 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine compared with nonzwitterionized vaccine. Current therapeutic research. 71:60-77. 12. Pakzad I, Rezae A, Rasaee MJ, Hosseini AZ, Tabaraee B, Ghafurian S, Abdulamir AS, Abu Bakar F, Raftari M. 2010. Novel approach of vaccination against Brucella aborus 544 based on a combination of fusion proteins, human serum albumin and Brucella abortus lipopolysaccharides. Journal of biological sciences. [Online pre-publication]. 13. Bakar FA, Abdulamir AS, Nordin N, Yoke TS. 2010. Methods for precise molecular detection of probiotic microflora: Using adjusted molecular biology protocols, primer sets and PCR assays. Biotechnology. 9(1):25-32. 14. Abdulamir AS, Yoke TS, Nordin N, Abu Bakar F. 2010. Detection and quantification of probiotic bacteria using optimized DNA extraction, traditional and real-time PCR methods in complex microbial communities. African Journal of Biotechnology. 9(10):1481-92. 15. Salleh AB, Bakar FA, Yusof NA, Abdulamir AS, Heng LY. 2010. Risk and health effect of boric acid. American Journal of Applied Sciences. 7(5):620-7. 16. Suzita R, Abu Bakar F, Son R, Abdulamir AS. 2010. Detection of vibrio cholerae in raw cockles (anadara granosa) by polymerase chain reaction. International Food Research Journal. 17(3):675-80. 17. Huda-Faujan, N., Abdulamir, A.S., Fatimah, A.B., Anas, O.M., Shuhaimi, M., Yazid, A.M., Loong, Y.Y., 2010. The impact of the level of the intestinal short chain Fatty acids in inflammatory bowel disease patients versus healthy subjects. Open Biochem J 4, 53-58. 18. R. Suzita, A.S. Abdulamir, Fatimah Abu Bakar, R. Son. 2009. A Mini Review: Cholera Outbreak via Shellfish. American Journal of Infectious Diseases. 5: 40-47. 19. Suwaibah Ghaffar, Abdulamir AS, Fatimah Abu Bakar, Roselina Karim, Nazamid Saari. 2009. Microbial Growth, Sensory Characteristic and pH as Potential Spoilage Indicators of Chinese Yellow Wet Noodles from Commercial Processing Plants. American Journal of Applied Sciences. 6: 1059-1066. 20. Willy Pranata Widjaja, A.S. Abdulamir, Nazamid B. Saari, Fatimah Bt. Abu Bakar and Zamri B. Ishak. 2009. Fatty Acids Profile of Tropical Bagridae Catfish (Mystus nemurus) During Storage. American Journal of Food Technology. 4: 90-95. 21. Rand R. Hafidh, Faridah Abas, Ahmed S. Abdulamir, Fatemeh Jahanshiri, Fatimah Abu Bakar and Zamberi Sekawi. 2009. A Review: Cancer Research of Natural Products in Asia. International Journal of Cancer Research. 5: 69-82. 22. Willy Pranata Widjaja , A.S. Abdulamir , Fatimah Bt. Abu Bakar , Nazamid B. Saari , Zamri B. Ishak and A. Abdul Hamid. 2009. Lipid Quality Deteroriation of Bagridae Catfish (Mystus nemurus) During Storage. Research Journal of Biological Sciences. 4: 525-530. 23. Muhammad Zukhrufuz Zaman ; A.S. Abdulamir ; Fatimah Abu Bakar ; Jinap Selamat ; Jamilah Bakar. 2009. A Review: Microbiological, Physicochemical and Health Impact of High Level of Biogenic Amines in Fish Sauce. American Journal of Applied Sciences. 6: 1199-1211. 24. Hafidh, RR, Abdulamir, AS, Jahanshiri, F Abas, F Bakar, Sekawi, Z. 2009. Asia is the Mine of Natural Antiviral Products for Public Health. Open Complementary Medicine Journal. 1: 58-68. 25. Abbas KA, Abdulamir AS, Ebrahimian M, Jamilah B. 2009. Thermal properties variation of malaysian yellowtail catfish during precooling process and numerical verification. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment. 7(2):196-201. 26. Moghaddam FY, Darvish J, Shahri NM, Abdulamir AS, Mousavi M, Daud SK. 2009. Comparative histological and histochemical inter-species investigation of mammalian sub mandibular salivary glands. Research Journal of Applied Sciences. 4(1):50-6. 27. Moghaddam FY, Darvish J, Shahri NM, Abdulamir AS, Daud SK. 2009. Lectin histochemistry assay in colon tissues for inter-species characterization. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 5(1):7-13. 28. Raftari M, Jalilian FA, Abdulamir AS, Son R, Sakawy Z, Fatimah AB. 2009. Novel approaches of E. coli O157: H7 decontamination. Research Journal of Medical Sciences. 3(4):158-62. 29. Ali FWO, Saari NB, Bakar FA, Abdulamir AS, Mohammed AS, Manap YA, Zulkifli AH. 2009. Novel, practical and cheap source for isolating beneficial γ-aminobutyric acid-producing leuconostoc NC5 bacteria. Research Journal of Medical Sciences. 3(4):146-53. 30. Indang MN, Abdulamir AS, Abu Bakar A, Salleh AB, Lee YH, Nor Azah Y. 2009. A review: Methods of determination of health-endangering formaldehyde in diet. Research Journal of Pharmacology. 3(2):31-47. 31. Norliana S, Abdulamir AS, Abu Bakar F, Salleh AB. 2009. The health risk of formaldehyde to human beings. American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology 4(3):98-106. 32. Hafidh RR, Abdulamir AS, Abu Bakar F, Abas F, Jahanshiri F, Sekawi Z. 2009. Antioxidant research in Asia in the period from 2000-2008. American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 4(3):48-66. 33. Wan Norhasima WM, Abdulamir AS, Abu Bakar F, Son R, Norhafniza A. 2009. The health and toxic adverse effects of fusarium fungal mycotoxin, fumonisins, on human population. American Journal of Infectious Diseases. 5(4):280-8. 34. Raftari M, Azizi Jalilian F, Abdulamir AS, Son R, Sekawi Z, Fatimah AB. 2009. Practical and novel sterilization approach for the pathogenic staphylococcus aureus bacteria. American Journal of Infectious Diseases. 5(4):301-7. 35. Raftari, M., Jalilian, F.A., Abdulamir, A.S., Son, R., Sekawi, Z., Fatimah, A.B., 2009. Effect of Organic Acids on Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus Contaminated Meat. Open Microbiol J 3, 121-127. 36. Abdulamir, A.S., Kadhim, H.S., Hafidh, R.R., Ali, M.A., Faik, I., Abubakar, F., Abbas, K.A., 2009. Severity of asthma: the role of CD25+, CD30+, NF-kappaB, and apoptotic markers. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 19, 218-224. 37. Abdulamir, A.S., Hafidh, R.R., Mahdi, L.K., Al-jeboori, T., Abubaker, F., 2009. Investigation into the controversial association of Streptococcus gallolyticus with colorectal cancer and adenoma. BMC Cancer 9, 403. 38. Abdulamir, A.S., Hafidh, R.R., Kadhim, H.S., Abubakar, F., 2009. Tumor markers of bladder cancer: the schistosomal bladder tumors versus non-schistosomal bladder tumors. J Exp Clin Cancer Res 28, 27. 39. Abdulamir, A.S., Hafidh, R.R., Abubakar, F., 2009. Different inflammatory mechanisms in lungs of severe and mild asthma: crosstalk of NF-kappa-B, TGFbeta1, Bax, Bcl-2, IL-4 and IgE. Scand J Clin Lab Invest 69, 487-495. 40. Abdulamir, A.S., Hafidh, R.R., Abu Bakar, F., Abbas, K., 2009. Novel Epstein-Barr virus immunoglobulin G-based approach for the specific detection of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 41. Abdulamir AS, Hafidh RR, Mahdi LK, Al-jeboori TR, Abubaker F, Abbas KA. 2008. The interplay between p53 and p21 tumor suppressor proteins in the transformation of colorectal adenoma to carcinoma. American Journal of Immunology. 4(1):14-22. 42. Abdulamir AS, Hafidh RR, Abdulmuhaimen N, Abubaker F, Abbas KA. 2008. Better understanding of the immunosuppressive link between the lymphocytic immune cells and the decreased cell mediated immunity in head and neck cancer patients. American Journal of Immunology. 4(3):26-32. 43. 26. Abbas KA, Mohamed A, Abdulamir AS, Abas HA. 2008. A review on supercritical fluid extraction as new analytical method. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 4(4):345-53. 44. Hafidh, R.R., Abdulamir, A.S., 2008. Cladosporium spp. as a causative agent of white superficial onychomycosis. East Mediterr Health J 14, 231-233. 45. Abdulamir, A.S., Hafidh, R.R., Abubakar, F., Abbas, K.A., 2008. Changing survival, memory cell compartment, and T-helper balance of lymphocytes between severe and mild asthma. BMC Immunol 9, 73. 46. Abdulamir, A.S., Hafidh, R.R., Abdulmuhaimen, N., Abubakar, F., Abbas, K.A., 2008. The distinctive profile of risk factors of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in comparison with other head and neck cancer types. BMC Public Health 8, 400. 47. Kadhim HS, Abdulamir AS, Hafidh RR, Abubakar F, Abbas, K. 2008. Investigations in the molecular events of Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder. Am J Bioch Biotech. 4 (4): 408-415. 48. Ahmed Sahib, Nidhal Abdulmuhaimen. 2006. Evaluation of EBV serum and salivary IgA antibodies in head and neck cancer patients. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal. 5(2): 209-212. 49. AS Abdulamir, Nidhal Abdulmuhaimen. 2002. Microculture tetrazolium assay MTT application for measuring cell-mediated immunity CMI and evaluating certain mitogenic substances as future drugs of immune therapy for Head and neck cancer patients. Essential Medical Sciences Journal, 1(1): 102-105. 50. Ahmed Sahib, Nidhal Abdulmuhaimen. 2002. Anti-EBV serum immunoglobulins A &G are useful serological markers for the early diagnosis of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma NPC patients and for the screening of population. 2002. Journal of University of Bahrain. 12(3): 65-69. Note: Up to December 2011, 8 papers are under processing for publication in biomedical journals.

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