Curriculum Vitae
 

 

 

 

 Curriculum Vita                   Abdelraouf A. Elmanama (Ph. D)

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Name

Abdelraouf A. Elmanama

Nationality

Palestinian

Profession

Microbiologist

Place of Birth

Maghazi, Gaza

Employer

Islamic University-Gaza

Date of Birth

1967

Research interests

Medical, food and environmental microbiology, Public Health

Marital Status

Married

Correspondence Address

Medical Technology Dept., College of Science, Islamic University-Gaza, P.O. Box 108, Gaza Strip, Palestine

 

 

 

elmanama@mail.iugaza.edu

 

 

Community Service

Al-Maghazi municipality elected board member

Al-Wosta medical center (benevolent) Supervisor and consultant 

 

 

 

Short Biography

Abdelraouf A. Elmanama holds a Ph. D degree in microbiology from Ain-Shams-Alaqsa joint program (2004), M.Sc. in microbiology from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines (1993) and B.Sc. Medical Technology from Southwestern University, Philippines (1990). Currently, working as a lecturer of general, diagnostic and environmental microbiology at the Medical Technology Departments of the Islamic University-Gaza and a part time lecturer of Medical Microbiology at Al-Azhar college of Medicine. Dr. Elmanama was appointed by the British council as a credited trainer in food microbiology and HACCP system. He also conducted several training courses and workshops in the field of food and water microbiology. He was appointed for several committees within the university and in the local government health departments. Main research interests include seawater pollution, antibiotic resistance, ethnobotany, drinking and wastewater.

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Education

 

 1986-1990

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Southwestern University,  Philippines

1990-1993

Master of Science in Microbiology University of Santo Tomas,  Philippines

2001-2004

Ph. D. microbiology in Al-Aqsa and Ain-Shams University joint program

 

 

Employment

 

1993-1994

Research assistant at the Islamic University

1994 - present

Lecturer at the Medical Technology

Department, Islamic University-Gaza

1998 - 2001

Medical laboratory Director. Gaza Diagnostic Center

2004 - 2006

Part time lecturer of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology,  Al-Azhar College of Medicine

2004 - present

Advanced microbiology and clinical microbiology lecturer in the Master of Science in Biological Sciences Master Program

2005-2006

Medical Technology Department Head

2007 - present

Assistant Dean, faculty of science

 

Experience

 

Research assistant in Dairy products safety testing at the IUG (1993-1994)

 

Head of Food Microbiology section in the Food Analysis Center at IUG. 1995

 

Training course in Food Safety; Sponsored by: BRITISH COUNCIL; Location:

GAZA; Date: Sep. 1995 (Co-trainer)

 

Training course in Food Safety; Sponsored by: BRITISH COUNCIL; Location: GAZA; Date: Jan. 1996 (Co-trainer)

 

Training course in Food Safety; Sponsored by: USAID; Location: GAZA; Date: MAY 1997

 

Training course in Food Safety; Sponsored by: BRITISH COUNCIL Location: GAZA   Date: JUNE 1995 (Co-trainer).

 

Assisted in establishing a microbiology laboratory at Dar-Essalam Hospital and trained staff. 1997

 

Training course in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point in Food Hygiene; Sponsored by: British Council; location: GAZA; date: March 1998 (Trainer).

 

Three Training Courses In Environmental Virologyat Surrey University, England 1997-2000

 

Training Course on WebCT. University of Cairo. UNESCO SPONSORED

 

Training course on Microsft Access XP.  UNRWA. July, 2002.

 

Training course on WebCt. Islamic University-Gaza. 2004.

 

Lectures in a training program titled "Monitoring the quality of seawater and beaches" held by the MOH in 2001.

 

One of the experts in formulating the "policy guidelines for sustainable Wastewater

 

Management in the Gaza strip" LIFECY/99/GA/141. 2002

 

Team leader in microbiology standard operating procedure (SOP project). Palestinian Ministry of health, 2003

 

Presentation of preliminary results of a research “Health impact of seawater pollution" The 4th. Environmental Day, 2003.

 

Trainer "Health care waste management" workshop at the Ministry of Health. (2004)

 

Trainer "Microbial analysis of food". Training course for the Islamic University-Gaza

Technicians. 2005.

 

Trainer "Health impact of seawater pollution" PEF (Rafah). 2006

 

Several lectures on Avian Influenza as a part of awareness campaign conducted by the Medical Technology Department-IUG (2006)

 

Several training courses and workshops in public health awareness and protection.

 

Publications

 

1. Afifi, S., Elmanama, A., Shubair M., 2000. Microbiological assessment of beach quality in Gaza Strip. Egypt. J. Med. Lab. Sci.,Vol  9, No. 1,

 

2. Afifi, S., Bahr, S, and Elmanama, A. Evaluation of Seawater and Beach Quality in Gaza Governorate/Palestine.

 

3. Astal, Z. Elmanama, A., Elkichaoui A, and Sharif, F. 2001.Antibiotic resistance of bacteria associated with community aquired urinary tract infections in the southern area of gaza strip Egypt. J. Med. Lab. Sci.,Vol  10, No. 2,

 

4. Elmanama, A., Fahd, M, Afifi, S., Abdallah, S and Bahr S. (2004): Microbiological Beach Sand Quality in Gaza Strip in Comparison to Seawater. Environmental Research. Environ Res. 2005 Sep;99(1):1-10.

 

5. Elmanama, A., Afifi, S. and Bahr S. (2006): Seasonal and Spatial Variation in the Monitoring Parameters of Gaza Beach during 2002-2003. Environmental Research Journal. 2006;101(1):25-33

 

6. Elmanama, A., Elaiwa,N,  El-Ottol, A and Abu-Elamreen, F. (2005) Antibiotic resistance of uropathogens isolated from Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip during 2002" . Journal of Chemotherapy.Vol. 18 (2006) - pp. 298, 302

 

7. Elmanama, A.,  Elaiwa,N,  El-Ottol, A and Abu-Elamreen, F. (2006) Pseudomonas aeruginosa distribution in clinical sample and their antibiogram from Al-Shifa Hospital, Gaza, PNA. AQM. (1427-2006) 2: 37-45

 

 8. Elmanama, A., Arafa, H., Salama, A., Abunasser, A. and Elfaliit, A., (2005): Occurrence of ListeriaSpeciesin Fresh Poultry in Gaza Strip. AQM. (1426, 2005) 2:46-52

9. Elmanama, A. (2006): Antimicrobial Resistance of Acinetobacter spp Isolated from Pus Specimens from AL-Shifa Hospital, Gaza, Palestine. Journal of Al-Aqsa University (natural sciences series). Vol 10 Special Edition (p. 60-68).

 

10. Elmanama, A, Elkichaoui A, Mohsen, M. (2006): Contribution of Hospital Wastewater to the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in Comparison to Non-Health Institution. Journal of Al-Aqsa University (natural sciences series). Vol 10 Special Edition (p.108-121)

 

11. Abdelraouf A. Elmanama, Areej Barakah, Maha Shaqalleh , Nirmeen El- Khatib  and Souzan El-Heila (2007): Antimicrobial Resistance of Bacteria Isolated from Ear Discharge in Gaza Strip. Pan Arab Medical Journal (ACCEPTED 2007).

 

12. AL-HINDI Adnan, ELMANAMA Abdelraouf , ELNABRIS Kamal .Cryptosporidiosis among Children Attending Al-Nasser Pediatric Hospital, Gaza, Palestine Turk J Med Sci 2007; 37(6): 367-372

13. Rafik Helles, Abdelraouf Elmanama, Huda Hassen, Azmi Abu Daka. (2007): Degradation of Chlorpyrifos Pesticide using Free and Sol-gel Immobilzed Bacteria. Analytical chemistry. India (ACCEPTED, Feb, 2008)

 Conferences

 

1. Elmanama, A. Antimicrobial Resistance of Acinetobacter spp Isolated from Pus Specimens from AL-Shifa Hospital, Gaza, Palestine. The First Intentional Conference of Natural and Applied Sciences. Al-Aqsa University Faculty of Applied Science. (25-26, may 2006).

 

2. Elmanama, A, Elkichaoui A, Mohsen, M. Contribution of Hospital Wastewater to the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in Comparison to Non-Health Institution. The First Intentional Conference of Natural and Applied Sciences. Al-Aqsa University Faculty of Applied Science. . (25-26, may 2006).

  

3. Abdelraouf A. Elmanama, Areej Barakah, Maha Shaqalleh , Nirmeen El- Khatib  and Souzan El-Heila (2007): Antimicrobial Resistance of Bacteria Isolated from Ear Discharge in Gaza Strip. Second International Conference of Science and Development Held at IUG (March 6-7-, 2007).

 

4. Abdelraouf A. Elmanama, Rasha R. Rashed and Baha Sh. Mosabbih. (2007). Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci among Non–Hospitalized Individuals in Gaza City, Palestine. Second International Conference of Science and Development Held at IUG (March 6-7-, 2007).

5. Abedelraouf A. Elmanama, Dalia qishawi, Hanan El-Modallal, Heba Nofal and Mariam Al-khawaja (2007). Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance among Urinary Tract Infection Pathogens Isolated from Children in Gaza, Palestine. Second International Conference of Science and Development Held at IUG (March 6-7-, 2007).

 
6. Rafik Helles, Abdelraouf Elmanama, Huda Hassen, Azmi Abu Daka. (2007): Degradation of Chlorpyrifos Pesticide using Free and Sol-gel Immobilized Bacteria. Second International Conference of Science and Development Held at IUG (March 6-7-, 2007).

 

7. Elottol A., Elmanama A., Ayesh B. (2008): Hepatitis C Virus Infections among Haemodialysis Patients in Gaza Strip. College of Medicine Conference "Medical Education and Public Health in Palestine" March 15-16, 2008 

 
8. Hijazi N, Elmanama A.,, Adnan Alhindi.
(2008):  Linezolid-Resistant, Vancomycin- Resistant Enterococcus among Hospitalized Patients. College of Medicine Conference "Medical Education and Public Health in Palestine" March 15-16, 2008

 

9. Elmanama A., Mokhallalati M., Abu-Mugesieb R. (2008): Risk Factors Associated with Helicobacter pylori Infection in Gaza, Palestine. College of Medicine Conference "Medical Education and Public Health in Palestine" March 15-16, 2008

 

Conferences committees

  1. Organizing committee member: Second International Conference of Science and Development Held at IUG (March 6-7-, 2007).
  2. Organizing committee chairman: College of Medicine Conference "Medical Education and Public Health in Palestine" March 15-16, 2008

 

 Languages:                    

Language

Speaking

  Writing

Reading

Listening

ARABIC

Mother Language

ENGLISH

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Tagalog

Excellent

Poor

Good 

Excellent

                                                              

 

Research projects

 

Team leader and coordinator of the project: Seawater and Beach Quality Assessment / Gaza Strip Monitoring of Beach Quality, Environmental and Rural Research Center. The phase I (1997) of the project was funded by Netherlands Representative office and phase II is funded jointly by Norway and Netherlands representative offices.

 

Assistant coordinator of the Academic Link Programme “Water Environment Management” with the Academic Partners: Robens Centre for Public and Environmental Health, University of Surrey, United Kingdom and Environmental and Rural Research Centre and       Department of Environmental and Earth Science, Islamic University - Gaza / Palestine. The Link Programme is funded by the British Council.

 

Seawater quality monitoring (UNU) program: Principal investigator (2001)

 

One of the experts in formulating the "Policy guidelines for Sustainable Wastewater Management in the Gaza Strip" (2002)

 

Consultant for Palestinian Environmental Friends association (2005-2007)

 Membership

         ¨          Philippine Society of Microbiology

         ¨          Palestinian Association Lab. Medical Technologist

         ¨          Palestinian Standards Committee

         ¨          Higher Food Committee

 

Computer Skills

          Microsoft office (word, PowerPoint, excel, access).

          WebCT (two training courses)

          FrontPage

          Neobook Multimedia Authoring Tool.


Master student thesis

2000: Co-Supervisor of an M.Sc thesis entitled “Antibiotic resistance in community- acquired urinary tract infections among adults at Khan Younes hospital. Public Health program, Al-Quds University

 

2006:  Co-supervisor of an M.Sc thesis entitled  Performance Evaluation in Beit-Lahia Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Northern Gaza Stripwater management master  program, Islamic University-Gaza.

 

2006:Supervisor of an M.Sc thesis entitled "Contribution of Hospital Wastewater to the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in Comparison to Non-Health Institution

 

2007: Supervisor of an M.Sc thesis entitled" Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Fecal Samples from Hospitalized Patients and Non-hospitalized Individuals   in Gaza City

 

2007 : Supervisor : Risk Factors Associated with Helicobacter pylori Infection in Gaza, Palestine 

 

2007: Occurrence of Yersinia enterocolitica and Aeromonas hydrophila in Clinical and environmental samples


Current thesis

Prevalence of Hepatitis Viruses (B, C and G) among Haemodialysis Patients in Gaza Strip-Palestine

 Occurrence of Salmonella spp. in Hens Eggs and  their  Environment in Certain Gaza Strip Farms

 Listeria monocytogenes in ready to eat foods

 Clarithromycin resistance in H. pylori

Enterobacter sakazakii in infant formula

 Clostridium difficile in hospitalized patients

Current Research

 Detection  of antibiotics in milk

Isolation of VRE and MRSA Phages