First Name: Abdulsamie
Position: principal investigator
Institute / University / Company: Atomic Energy Commission of Syria
Research Unit: Molecular Toxicology
Address (city, state): Damascus
Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:
Microbial transcriptioanl and functional responses to POPs.
POPs-induced alterations in microbial lipid biosysnthensis pathway.
Microbial lipid biomarker against POPs.
Microbial detoxification enzymes.
Microbial POPs-dgradation pathways.
Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:
Dioxins (PCDDs and PCDFs).
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Petroleum hydrocarbons (PHs).
Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:
Main kinds of ecosystems of interest:
Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?:
If yes, please tell us more about the courses (University, course level,website,etc):
Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):
1-The Peroxygenase Activity of the Aspergillus flavus Caleosin, AfPXG, Modulates the Biosynthesis of Aflatoxins and Their Trafficking and Extracellular Secretion via Lipid droplets, Frontiers in Microbiology. 2018.
2- Biochemical, molecular, and transcriptional highlights of the biosynthesis of an effective biosurfactant produced by Bacillus safensis PHA3, a petroleum-dwelling bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2017.
3- A caleosin-like protein with peroxygenase activity mediates Aspergillus flavus development, aflatoxin accumulation, and seed infection. Applied and environmental microbiology. 2015.
4- Saccharomyces cerevisiae SHSY detoxifies petroleum n-alkanes by an induced CYP52A58 and an enhanced order in cell surface hydrophobicity. Chemosphere. 2015.
5-Traceability of polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxins/furans pollutants in soil and their ecotoxicological effects on genetics, functions and composition of bacterial community. Chemosphere. 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.01.061.