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Dr. med. vet. habil. Amir Abdulmawjood (B.V.M.&S., M.Sc.)

Adress:       Stiftung Tierärztliche

                     Hochschule Hannover

                     Institut für Lebensmittelqualität

                     und –sicherheit,

                     Research Center for Emerging

                     Infections and Zoonoses (RIZ)

                     Bischofsholer Damm 15

                     30173 Hannover

Phone:       +49 511 8567440

Fax:             +49 511 8567694


Homepage:  Uni Giessen


Email: amir.abdulmawjood@tiho-hannover.de


Core Competencies:

  • Versatile and accomplished Senior Laboratory Leader offering over 20 years experience in the areas of Molecular Microbiology and Food Safety in Veterinary Medicine
  • Approved by Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) in the USA as independent laboratory for validation studies
  • Received MicoVal-approval for the laboratory as Expert Laboratory in Europe             (MicoVal is an European organization for the validation and certification) (2009-2014)
  • Project Leader of various European or German government research, heading the Division of the Molecular Microbiology at Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany
  • Outstanding track record of conducting successful researches in development, standardization and validation of molecular-methods for detection of microorganisms for example Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis or Clostridium botulinum toxins as an alternative to the mouse bio-assay, validation of PCR-Methods for the detection of E. coli O157, detection of BSE risk material and molecular identification of different animal species and subspecies
  • Provide exceptional meeting contributions by “DIN § 64” for the German federal office of consumer protection and food safety and “ISO STEC ad hoc Group” for European standardised food safety methods
  • Recognized as a hands-on, in Laboratory diagnostics of pathogenic bacteria using conventional methods and also supervision of PhD students and research projects
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to work under pressure in fast-paced,       time sensitive environments. Proven ability to interact effectively with people of diverse nationalities and comfortable working in a multi-nationality set-up

Special Achievements:

  • Rewarded as "The Most Admired Researcher" by the Genomic Pioneer Awards, 2008 at the HUGO´s International Human Genome Meeting
  • Name published in the European Food Safety Authority EFSA’s-experts database           since 2009
  • Approved Patent for "Species-specific and quantitative detection of BSE-risk material  in processed foodstuff" - Patent Dec 2003
  • Approved Patent for "Specific detection of Mycobacterium avium ssp.                      paratuberculosis with a specific and highly sensitive real-time PCR" - Espacenet      Mar 2007
  • Successful management of different food safety projects including several validation and collaborative studies

Career Progression

2016 - present                       Group leader of Foodborne zoonoses at the

                                                  Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses

                                                  (RIZ), University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover


2011 - present                       Senior Research Scientist at the Molecular Division                

                                                  Institute of Food Quality and Food Safety,                                                                                         University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

in Dec 2010                            Habilitation in the field of Food quality and Food

                                                  safety   Institute of Veterinary Food Science.                                                                                 

Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

Academic Counsellor for three                                                                    in Nov 2005 Institute of Veterinary Food Science.                                                                                    

Justus -Liebig -University Giessen, Germany

Head of Molecular Division                                                             Dec 1999 - Dec 2010 Institute of Veterinary Food Science.                                                                                   

Justus -Liebig -University Giessen, Germany


Professional Trainings

  • Training course "Introduction to Marketing", (3 months) Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Marketing, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen
  • Advanced training course, Project managers and representatives for biological security with the topic: Law of Genetic Engineering, potential danger, safety measures and statutory order, according to § 15 section 2 clause 1 No. 3 Gen TSV, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany
  • Multi media and presentations´programs Faculty of Psychology,                               Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen
  • Training course Real time PCR "ABI PRISM® 7000 Sequence DetectionSystem" Applied Biosystems, Darmstadt

 Educational Qualifications

Oct 1995 - Dec 1999         Doctoral Degree, Molecular Microbiology

                                               Institute of Bacteriology and Immunology

                                              Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany.

                                              Scholarship from DAAD


Jun 1990 - Dec 1992         M.Sc. Degree, Microbiology (Virology)   

                                               University of Mosul, Mosul-Iraq


Jun 1981 - Jun 1986          B. V. M & S. (1986) Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

                                               and Surgery

                                               College of Veterinary Medicine University of Mosul,





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