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Field trip

On December, 5th, 2015 the department of biology conducted a student field trip to Sarai Subhan Agha and Xwrmal district. The attendees included 8o students and five staff members. It was conducted for the practical course of algae. The trip aimed to boost and develop students interest toward the subject. It allowed students to collect different fresh water samples using different techniques which they had studied previously in the class.






First Training Course On Developing Scientific Inquiry Skills

posted Aug 9, 2016, 12:47 AM by Mohammed Ahmed Hassan Qadir   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 1:03 AM ]

We are pleased to be starting a training course on Developing Scientific Inquiry Skills for the undergraduate students from University of Sulaimani/Dept. of Biology and University of Komar who participated in the summer training program in Public Health Laboratory, Sulaymaniyah Health Directorate, Ministry of Health.


In this course, students acquire training and skills on reading and writing scientific articles. They earn extensive skills on how to handle and understand scientific paper as undergraduate students, and engage in scientifically oriented questions.



The course also provides students with some of the best techniques and tricks to be able to extract and query information from the internet including Google Search Engine, Google Scholar, Pubmed, Youtube, and others to become resourceful students.


Additionally, as an attractive interdisciplinary field of science nowadays, they receive good knowledge in Bioinformatics and its research and clinical applications. Students are introduced to the existing problem and leading to solutions through Bioinformatics.


At the end, each student is required to give examination as well as seminar of a scientific article which was conducted by both Microbiology and Bioinformatics fields to teach students how to present, be familiar with article’s components, how research is done, and variety of other experiences.

This course takes place four days a week for a period of four weeks.

Acknowledgement: We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Azad Hassan, head of Public Health Laboratory who always being quite supportive in carrying out such activities.

Students’ names: 

1- University of Sulaimani/College of Science/Dept of Biology:

Lanya Z. Awrahman

Soma S. Muhammed

Siva M. Hassan

Tarza A. Abdulla

Asma O. Ghareeb

Sozyar T. Ahmed

Eman K. Ahmed

Hawar S. Muhamad

Rozhan E. Ali

Vanya S. Hamalaw

Dashne S. Latif

2- University of Komar/Medical Laboratory Science(MLS):

Vian M. Mahmood



Lecturers:

Mohammed Ahmed Hassan

M.Sc Medical Microbiology

Assistant Lecturer

Dept. of Biology

University of Sulaymani

mohammed.hassan@univsul.edu.iq




Hezha Aziz Hassan

M.Sc Bioinformatics

Bioinformatician

Public Health Laboratory

Sulaymaniyah Health Directorate

Ministry of Health

http://www.hezhalab.com/


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WE ARE PROUD AND HAPPY TO HAVE MOTIVATED STUDENTS LIKE THESE. WE WISH THEIR FUTURE ACADEMIC AND CAREER SUCCESS.






Untitled

posted Jul 30, 2016, 1:34 PM by Mohammed Ahmed Hassan Qadir   [ updated Jul 30, 2016, 1:35 PM ]

Summer training trip

On 30 Jul 2016, 3rd class students have a scientific visit to the Penjwen Mushroom Factory. Students were familiarized with the process of mushroom farming from the very first steps of compost production to mushroom harvesting. 





Summer training program

posted Jul 30, 2016, 1:05 PM by Mohammed Ahmed Hassan Qadir


As a program of summer training, on 24th Jul 2016Undergraduate students of 3rd class have visited the Science & Health Research Center- Koya University. The purpose behind the visit was to introduce the center, and familiarize students with a collection of massive devices housed in the center.





Examination in progress

posted Jun 10, 2016, 12:52 PM by Mohammed Ahmed Hassan Qadir


On June 9th 2016 the final exam was started in Biology department, and it will last till June 27th 2016


The head of the department wishes the best of luck to the students.




Bird diversity and conservation in Kurdistan region of Iraq.

posted Jun 2, 2016, 1:49 PM by Mohammed Ahmed Hassan Qadir

A total of 405 species of birds have been recorded in Iraq, about 300 of which have been observed in Kurdistan; of these nearly 160 species breed or probably breed there. Behind these figures are some important conservation statistics: one species, the Egyptian Vulture, is Globally Endangered, three are Globally Vulnerable and seven Globally Near-threatened. The two most important biomes for breeding birds in Kurdistan are the Irano-Turanian and Mediterranean biomes and Kurdistan has several species restricted to these that are important because of their high population densities. Notable for the Irano-Turanian biome-restricted species are See-see Partridge, Eastern Rock Nuthatch, Kurdistan Wheatear, White-throated Robin and Eastern Cinereous Bunting; for the Mediterranean biome, the most notable biome-restricted species are Masked Shrike, Sombre Tit and Western Rock Nuthatch. Kurdistan is also important for its bird of prey populations, with 14 species breeding, several with regionally high concentrations.

 Since 2004, when Nature Iraq was founded, ornithological studies in Iraq have blossomed. In addition to the data collected for the Inventory of Key Biodiversity Areas in Iraq, much information has been gathered and published on new records and the Sandgrouse paper, Breeding birds in Iraq: important new discoveries by Korsh Ararat et al. in 2011 stands testament to this. (This paper covers 50 new breeding species discovered or confirmed in Iraq from 2005 – 2010).

 Since then bird surveys as collaboration between University of Sulaimani and Kurdistan Botanical Foundation have continued in Kurdistan and the latest paper by Korsh Ararat in Sandgrouse  on new species bears witness to this. Kurdistan is such an exciting and globally important region for wildlife and I have much enjoyed my visits with Korsh and colleagues who have become good friends.  I now suggest the time has come to prepare a checklist of the birds of Kurdistan.

 Richard Porter.

 Note: Richard Porter is the Author of "Birds of The Middle East" book, he is BirdlIfe International advisor for the Middle East and he has been working on the wildlife study and protection since late 1960s.



Training course at Charmo University Research Center

posted Apr 19, 2016, 2:44 AM by Mohammed Ahmed Hassan Qadir   [ updated Apr 19, 2016, 2:47 AM ]


A group of lecturers at Biology department participated in an intensive training course organized by Charmo University Research Center. It was three days course (12-14th April) about Metagenomic Bioinformatics and was lectured by Dr Ibrahim Hamad and Dr Dana Khdr. Certificates were given to the participants at the end of the course.



MSc award

posted Mar 9, 2016, 11:42 AM by Mohammed Ahmed Hassan Qadir


On February 25th 2016, Mr. Harem Osman has been awarded with MSc under the title of "Qualitative and quantitative identification of DNA methylation changes in breast cancer.( Epigenetic study)"


MSc award

posted Mar 8, 2016, 2:14 PM by Mohammed Ahmed Hassan Qadir


On March 3rd 2016 . Mr. Zana Hassan has been awarded with MSc under the title of " influence of omega-3 and green tea extract on alcohol induced liver injury in male albino rats"

MSc award

posted Mar 8, 2016, 1:58 PM by Mohammed Ahmed Hassan Qadir   [ updated Mar 8, 2016, 2:23 PM ]


On February 28th 2016 . Miss. Payman O. Salih has been awarded with MSc under the title of "(Evaluation of some heavy metals in Malva sp. and Sinapis sp. near roadside soils in Sulaimani governorate/Kurdistan region of iraq)"  

Seminar

posted Jan 25, 2016, 5:13 AM by Mohammed Ahmed Hassan Qadir   [ updated Jan 25, 2016, 5:15 AM ]

On Jan. 21. 2016, Dr. Dler Faieeq presented a useful presentation about impact factors, recognizing fake journals and role of articles in university ranking at School of Science, University of Sulaimani.

His presentation opened a serious debate on the papers published in questionable international journals. The presentation began with a brief history of IMPACT FACTOR and different current questionable institutes for Journal ranking. The second part of the presentation highlighted the role of articles in University Ranking and comparing different systems of Ranking.

The third part raised questions about our University’s ranking along with past ten years since there is a paradoxical relationship between increasing number of Lecturers, Assist. Prof., and Prof and Ranking of our universities.  This was explained by the fact that most of our published papers were published in such questionable journals. To prove this hypothesis, a fake manuscript was prepared with fabricated data. The content of the draft was sent to 7 journals (these journals were chosen based on publication lists of our academics). Unsurprisingly, in only two weeks, acceptance letters were received from all journals. The presentation ended with a request of urgent action to limit such devastating phenomenon. Apparently, some academic titles were given based on publishing in these questionable journals; therefore, it is the time to rectify the mistakes, at least to create hopes for new generations. Taking into our considerations, Thomson Reuters-based impact factors are becoming commonly used in academia.

Useful Source to identify Questionable Journals:

http://scholarlyoa.com/individual-journals/

    

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