Assistant Professor:Arshad Naji Alhasnawi

Personal Overview

I am a highly trained genetic with more than ten years of experience in plant research studies for products that improve plants through abiotic stress. I have experience of working in Molecular biology techniques: RNA and DNA isolation, DNA sequencing, PCR, primer construction. Bioinformatics: GenBank searching: BLAST, Tree building, Multiple sequence alignments, protein sequence analysis tools. Biotechnology: Plant, Tissue Culture, and Somatic Embryogenesis. Chemical, Biochemical, Agriculture, Autonomy and Physiology.


Educational Background

Ph.D:Biosciences and Biotechnology (Genetics)



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Selected Publications

1. Alhasnawi, A.N., Che Radziah, Z., Kadhimi, A.A., Isahak, A., Mohamad, A., & Yusoff, W.M. 2016. Enhancement of antioxidant enzyme activities in rice callus by ascorbic acid under salinity stress. Biologia Plantarum. 60(4): 783-787. (Springer, ISSN 0006-3134, Impact Factor: 1.849), ISI. Q1 Scopus.
2. Alhasnawi, A.N., Che Radziah, Z., Kadhimi, A.A., Isahak, A., Mohamad, A., Ashraf, M.F. & Yusoff, W.M. 2016. Applications of polysaccharides (β-glucan) for physiological and biochemical parameters for evaluation rice tolerance under salinity stress at seedling stage. J. Crop Sci. Biotech. 19(5): 353-362. doi: 10.1007/s12892-016-0009-4 (Springer, ISSN: 1975-9479), Scopus.
3. Alhasnawi A.N., Kadhimi, A.A., Isahak, A., Mohamad, A., Yusoff, W.M. & Che Radziah, Z. 2017. Relationship observed between salinity-tolerant callus cell lines and anatomical structure of Line 2 (Oryza sativa L.) indica under salinity stress. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 10: 367–378 (Elsevire ISSN: 1878-8181) Scopus.
4. Alhasnawi, A.N. 2019. β-Glucan-Mediated Alleviation of NaCl Stress in Ocimum basilicum L. in Relation to the Response of Antioxidant Enzymes and Assessment DNA Marker. Journal of Ecological Engineering. 20(8): 90–99. (ISSN 2081-139X) Doi: Scopus.
5. Mandal, A.M., Alhasnawi, A.N., Jasim, H.M. & Mohamad, A. 2019. Evaluation of salt stress and molecular analysis of genetic variation of Iraqi rice cultivars. Biodiversitas. 20(11): 3309-3314. (ISSN: 1412-033X) Doi: 10.13057/biodiv/d201125. Scopus.


Research Interests

Genetics, PCR, DNA, RNA, Transgenic, Molecular Marker, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Cell Culture, Callus, Plant, Tissue Culture, Agriculture, Physiology, Abiotic Stress, Salt & Drought Stress, Salt & Drought Tolerance, Somatic Embryogenesis, Plant Breeding, Plant Hormones, Antioxidant Enzyme Systems.


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