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Nagwa Aref

MERLOT Contributor  MERLOT Author
Professor in Vrology and Immunology
King Saud Univerisity,Al-Rhiyad,Saudi Arabia
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Oct 05, 2010
Member Since: May 27, 2007



Primary Affiliation:
  • King Saud University (Corporation, Other, Other, Saudi Arabia)
Secondary Affiliation:
  • College of Science (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, Other, Saudi Arabia)

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Women Students-Medical Stusies& Siences SectionsP.O. Box 22452, Riyadh 11495, Saudi Arabia
King Saud University ,College of Science , Department of Botany and Microbiology
Riyadh11495- Saudi Arabia Riyadh ,Saudi Arabia P.O. Box 22452 Saudi Arabia


  • Arabic - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)
  • English - speaking level (Advanced) - reading level (Advanced)
  • German - speaking level (Intermediate) - reading level (Intermediate)

Skills & Interests

  • Science and Technology/Biology (Expert) Plant Virology. Molecular virology interest of Plant viruses, Animal viruses and Bacteriophages.Viral genetic map Analysis and, cloning of viral genes and having recombinant DNA. Molecular and serologecal Characterizations & Diagnosis of viruses Genetic engineering of some plant viral genes. for having transgenic plants resistant for viruses. Searching in host-virus interaction and having nanobiological viral reagents could be applied successfully in medication and food science.

Education History

  • Ph.D. Microbiology( Virology). (04/1984)
    Ain Shams University, Cairo.Egypt. and Hohenheim UNi. In GERMANY


  • Profesor of Molecular Virology (09/1999 - Current) College of Sciense ,Plant & Microbiology Departement, King Saud Univerisity


  • N. Aref1, E. Al Digs2. )..1 Botany & Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, 2College of Medicine, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jedda,. ((2009). BIOMEDICINE APPLICATION OF STAPHAGES (COCKTAIL) FOR MRSA DIABETIC FOOT INFECTIONS, WOUNDS,BURNS AND ABSCESS CASES in In the session 3 of Microbial pathogeneses , Host susceptibility and response in Gothenburg, Sweden. (In the session 3 of Microbial pathogeneses , Host susceptibility and response in Gothenburg, Sweden.).
  • M. Al-Khulaifi Manal, M. Amin Aref Nagwa, Ali A. Al Salamah. (.(2009).). Phage typing, PCR amplification for mecA gene, and antibiotic resistance patterns as epidemiologic markers in nosocomial outbreaks of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. in Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences (16, Issue 1,37-49).
  • Prof. Dr M. Idriss1,2,5, N. Abdallah1,3, N. Aref1,4, G. Haridy1 and M. Madkour1. (1997-and online2009). Biotypes of the castor bean whitefly Trialeurodes ricini (Misra) (Hom., Aleyrodidae) in Egypt: biochemical characterization and efficiency of geminivirus transmission. Journal of Applied Entomology,121:501-509.
  • Al-Nafissa,M.,Shier,M. K. ** and Aref,N.M.. (2007). Correlation between Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Genes of MHC in The international confernce on the Arabian Oryx in the Arabian Peninsula
  • Al-Hajjar ,S. ,El-Sabaag ,N. and Aref, N. M.. (2005). Molecular Epidemiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus among Children Hospitalized in Riyadh in The twenty third Conference of ESPID in Valencia SPAN (The twenty third Conference of ESPID in Valencia SPAN,May,18-20, Abstract ..p.415.Poster.).
  • Zagula, K.R, Aref, N.M. and Ramesdell, D.C .. ((1989).). Purification, serology and some properties of mechanical transmissible virus associated with green ring mottle disease in Peach and cherry.. Phytopathology 79:451-456..


  • Saudi journal of Biological Science
    Professor /membershipe 11/2006 - Current

Honors and Awards

  • National Academy Award (05/1996)
    in Molecular Virological Studies, Egypt 1996
  • University Academy Award (02/1996)
    for the excellent research publications in Ain Shams University,

Teaching Experience

  • Advanced Virology ( Current)
    College of Science , Plant& Microbiology Department.King Saud Univerisity - Virus Taxonomy, Serology, virus cultivation and propagation ,virus infection ,viral genome &virus particles, virus expresion and replication
    The fundmental topics related to viruses in some details.


  • Molecular Nanotechnology (Presentation about MERLOT), 04/28/2007
    Presentation about the use of some viruses like Adenovirus in gene therapy.