Professor:Nihad A.M Al-Rashedi

Personal Overview

PhD, Specialist in Molecular Biotechnology
Professor, Department of Biology
Date of birth: July 26, 1973
Nationality: Iraqi


Educational Background

Ph.D:Biotechnology, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq, April 2016

M.Sc:Geneic Enginnering & Biotechnology Institute, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq, September 2006.

B.Sc:Biology, Al-Qasidyah University, Al Diwaniyah, Iraq, July1995

Contact Information



Selected Publications

Al-Rashedi NAM, Alburkat H, Hadi AO, Munahi MG, Jasim A, Hameed A, Oda BS, Lilo KM, AlObaidi LAH, Vapalahti O, Sironen T, Smura T. High prevalence of an alpha variant lineage with a premature stop codon in ORF7a in Iraq, winter 2020-2021. PLoS One. 2022 May 26;17(5):e0267295. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267295. PMID: 35617193; PMCID: PMC9135184.
Al-Rashedi NAM, Munahi MG, Ah ALObaidi L. Prediction of potential inhibitors against SARS-CoV-2 endoribonuclease: RNA immunity sensing. J Biomol Struct Dyn. 2022 Jul;40(11):4879-4892. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1863265. Epub 2020 Dec 27. PMID: 33357040; PMCID: PMC7784835.
Jabbar SM, Al-Rashedi NAM. Mitochondrial DNA control region variation in an Iraqi population sample. Int J Legal Med. 2020 Nov 5. doi: 10.1007/s00414-020-02452-4. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33150489.
Al-Rashedi, N.A., Mandal, A.M. & ALObaidi, L.A. Eye color prediction using the IrisPlex system: a limited pilot study in the Iraqi population. Egypt J Forensic Sci 10, 27 (2020).
Hiba S.G. Al-Ghanmy, Nihad A.M. Al-Rashedi, Asaad Y. Ayied, Age estimation by DNA methylation levels in Iraqi subjects, Gene Reports,Volume 23, 2021,101022,


Research Interests

My main research interests are in the areas of Mitochondrial DNA forensic markers, Age estimation and DNA methylation markers, Phenotypes-Genotypes relationships, and Beta-thalassemia mutations. Gene expression, molecular Virology, Drug Repurposing and tracking of SARS-CoV-2 variants, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF).


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