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Mohamed Habora



Location: Tottori, Japan


Plant Bio-technologist, obtained both M.Sc. (2008-2010) and Ph.D. (2010-2013) in Global Arid Land Science, major Plant Biotechnology from faculty of agriculture, Tottori University (Japan). My research interest focus on Plant Biotechnology and Plant Genetic Engineering for tolerance and adaptation to abiotic stresses. Utilizing state-of-the-art facilities, most up-to-date of agricultural biotechnology and investigating both the plant’s genotypes and phenotype, I have followed below approaches to conduct my research:
Gene identification, cloning and characterization; Utilizing Lab-based molecular techniques at the DNA, RNA, protein and cellular compounds levels, I have routinely conducted advanced gene detection protocols, gene expressions analyses, DNA sequencing, and detection and quantification of protein and cellular compounds.
Genetic engineering of both model and crop plants; Adopting either Agrobacterium-mediated or biolistic gene transfer systems, I have been well trained on developing and handling transgenic plants and genetically modified organisms based on strict biosafety regulations and laboratory safety protocols. On regular bases, I have genetically transformed model plants and bacterial systems to characterize and maintain newly cloned genes.
Physiological evaluation of plant responses to environmental stressesUtilizing both hydroponic and soil-based systems, fully controlled growth chambers and advanced instruments, I have developed sounding experience on evaluating the physiological, phenotypical and agronomical traits of both transgenic and natural plants.
Worked as postdoc in Qatar University in NPRP research project in agricultural biotechnology in date palm (2014-2015) and in Tottori University, Japan (2015-2016).  I have always conducted my research in multicultural settings, learnt from international scientists, worked with interdisciplinary teams, extensively attended national and international conferences and followed-up with research updates. From this experience, Gained a deep sense of working ethics, respect to the team, appreciation to diversity, commitment to achieving scheduled missions.
Biotechnology is emerging as the one of the most viable solution to increase crop productivity, reduce crop losses and sustain the welfare and livelihood of the most poor and underdeveloped communities. Considering these values, I have a deep interest to pursue my future career in the field of Agricultural Biotechnology, through continuous and enthusiastic learning, innovative research, knowledge sharing, and technology transfer.
Doctor of Philosophy in Global Arid Land Science , Plant Biotechnolog.

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