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Ashraf Sawafta

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Short Curriculum Vitae

  • University of Paris 6, France, PhD, Molecular Genetics and Cloning 2008 (Honorable) ‎
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem M.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology 1999 (Excellent)
  • An Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine B.Sc. in Plant Biology 1996 (Very Good)
Employment history: 
  • ‎2012-present Assistant professor at An Najah National University, ‎Nablus, Palestine
  • ‎2010-2012 Manager & coordinator for the Center of Research and ‎Excellence in Nanobiosciences 
203, Eberhart Building University of ‎North Carolina at Greensboro NC 27412, USA
  • 2009-2012 Assistant Professor, Center of Research and Excellence in ‎Nanobiosciences and 
Nanoengineering, Joint School of ‎nanosciences and nanoengineering NC27412, U‎
  • ‎2004-2008 Junior investigator (Ph. D Student): Research subject: Design ‎of vectors for the 
Expression of shRNA in Transgenic Animals. ‎Laboratory of "Biologie du Développement et 
Reproduction ‎‎(BDR)", INRA Jouy-en-Josas, France‎
  • 2001-2003 Instructor, Department of Biotechnology, Arab American ‎
  • ‎1999-2000 Agronomist, United Nation Development Programs ‎UNDP/PAPP‎
  • ‎1997-1999 Master studies: Cell and tissues cultures: Biotechnology and ‎genetic engineering‎
  • 1996-1997 Specialized training, project management and proposal writing. ‎Italy ‎
  • ‎1992-1996 B.Sc. Plant Productions and Protection, An Najah National ‎University ‎
Research Interests: 
  • Development of Smart Novel Hybrid Nanomaterials for Biosensors
  • Cancer Applications and Diagnostics
Research Groups: 
  • Collaboration with Professor Ismail Warad Team and Professor Reyad Sawafta Staff also Dr. Majdi Dwakat and Dr Saad Al Laham from Medicine Faculty ‎
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