Dept. of Life Sciences,                                     Tel.: 00972-2-2799360 ext. 5072

Faculty of Science & Technology,                      Tel. home: 00972 2 2967251

Al-Quds University, Abu Deis,                           Mobile: 00972 59 727797

P.O.Box 20002, Jerusalem                                Email: azzam.saleh@gmx.net

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Dr. AZZAM SALLEH

Ph.D.: Degree in agricultural sciences (Integrated Pest Management, Biological control) M.Sc. degree in agricultural sciences, Bachelor degree in agricultural sciences, Diploma in “Olive production, protection and olive oil quality control”. Experience: Assistant professor, National consultant, Postdoctoral fellow, Research-project-co-ordinator, Research Assistant. Languages: Excellent Arabic, English, German and fair Italian.

Computer Skills: MS Office, Word Perfect, Harvard Graphics, Adobe Photoshop, SPSS, Winstat and Stat graphics.

Personal Information:

 Date of Birth: January 27, 1970

Place of BirthSanour, Jenin

 Nationality: Palestinian

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Spouse: Rajaa Nawahdeh, M.Sc. IT & Communication eng.

Children: 2 sons

Education :

  1. April 1998- June 2002, Ph.D. degree in agricultural sciences (Integrated Pest Management, Biological control), with distinction and first honour degree (1.0), institute of phytopathology, university of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

    The Ph.D. study was done with a full scholarship from the German academic exchange service (DAAD).

  2. 1994-1996, M.Sc. degree in agricultural sciences (Plant protection, Integrated pest management, entomology), with distinction GPA 90.6% (first on class 1996). University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. GPA obtained was so far the highest since the establishment of the department of plant protection, University of Jordan in 1974. The Master-thesis was done with a full scholarship from the German academic exchange service (DAAD), and a teaching and research assistantship from the university.

  3. 1988-1992, Bachelor degree in agricultural sciences, with Excellent and first on class 1992. University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. Magna cum laude. GPA obtained was so far the highest since the establishment of the department of plant protection in 1974.

  4. October 1992 – March 1993, Diploma in “Olive production, protection and olive oil quality control”, organised by “Institutu di Coltivazioni Arboree di Perugia, Universita di Perugia”, “Ente di Sviluppo Agricolo in Umbria”, and “Progetto Sviluppo C.G.I.L., Perugia, Italy.

  5. 1988, General Secondary School Certificate (TAWJIHI), scientific orientation, with an average of 91.8%. Silat Al-Dahr Secondary School, Silat Al-Dahr, West Bank.

Professional Experience :

  • (September2003 – Present) Assistant professor, Dept. of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology, Al-Quds University, Abu Dees, Jerusalem.

  • (July2003 – September2003) National consultant for UNDP and FAO, Preparing the work plan for the pilot project: Agricultural Revitalization Programme (ARP) in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which is to be implemented by the UNDP, FAO and Palestinian ministry of agriculture, Ramallah, Palestine.

  • (June2002 – June2002) Postdoctoral fellow, department of plant protection, faculty of agriculture, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

  • (October1996 – October1997) Research-project-co-ordinator, Ministry of agriculture, Ramallah, West Bank. Job included: co-ordinating joint projects on agricultural development and food safety, between the ministry and other governmental and nongovernmental organisations (UNDP, UNIDO, ICARDA, IFAD, and USDA), writing up proposals on the same issue, and being a counterpart for some international consultants.

  • (December1993 – September 1994) Research Assistant, Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (ARIJ). Job included collection of information concerning agricultural biodiversity, food security and the important plant pests and pesticide usage in the West Bank, as well as in the neighbouring countries, analysis of data, compiling of information on pesticide usage in the Middle East and report and proposal writing.

Professional Activities :

  • Representing Palestine with a presentation in the international workshop on “Risk Reduction of Agrochemicals in the Afro-Arab Region”, launching a pilot project to establish an Information Network to exchange information on plant protection solutions and agrochemicals-risk management and regulation between the member countries, organised by UNDP, and UNIDO and held in Port Luis, Mauritius. 4 - 6.12.1996.

  •  Member in the national team working on the project "Environmental profile of Palestine", the project was co-ordinated by the Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem and was carried out in the period 1995 – 1998.

Professional Training :

 

·       Participant in the Rotational Advanced Studies Program (RASP), Plant protection in international agricultural development. Course included: international agricultural research and fund raising, pesticide toxicology and registration, crop loss assessment, microbial interactions, advanced methods of diagnosis. The course was organised by institute for phytopathology, University of Bonn, University of Hohenheim, University of Hannover and University of Kiel, Bonn, Germany. Summer semester 1998.

·       Course on Integrated Pest Management, organised by Bir Zeit University, Jericho, West Bank. 19 - 27.5.1997.

·       Course on “Integrated Pest Management”, organised by MASHAV, Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Centre for International Agriculture Development Co-operation -CINADCO-, Natanya, Israel. 18 –25.3.1997.

·       Workshop on the “Agricultural analysis and planning”, organised by UNDP, FAO and the ministry of agriculture, Ramallah, West Bank. 18 - 30.1.1997.

·       Course on the “Supporting systems for agriculture”, organised by Centre for International Co-operation -MASHAV- and Development Study Centre -D.S.C.-, Rehovot, Israel. 29.12.1996 - 8.1.1997.

·       Participant in a workshop on “Management of agricultural extension Services”, organized by the Palestinian ministry of agriculture and the agricultural co-operative union, Nablus, West Bank, 22 - 26.12.1996.

·       Two post graduate courses namely: “Advanced Mycology” and “Ecology of Palestine”, faculty of science (with excellent), An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine. Fall semester 1993/1994.

Conferences And Workshops :

·       Global Dialogue, 2020 vision: Sustainable food security for all by 2020 from dialogue to action. International Food policy research institute (IFPRI), Federal ministry for international cooperation (BMZ) and GTZ, Bonn, Germany, 4 – 6.9.2001.

·       Exhibition: Contribution of agricultural research to the production of safe food, organised by the university of Bonn and the faculty of agriculture, and the ministry of agriculture (North Rhine Westphalia), Bonn, Germany 8 – 10.2.2000.

·       Exhibition: Presenting the university of Bonn and at the representative office of North Rein Westphalia to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. 8 – 10.2.2000.

·       Annual academical seminar of the institute for phytopathology, University of Bonn. Bonn. Germany. Fall semester 2001 (with a presentation).

·       Entomological seminar, institute for plant diseases, University of Bonn. Bonn, Germany. Fall semester 2000 (with a presentation).

·      Annual academical seminar of the institute for phytopathology, University of Bonn. Bonn. Germany. Fall semester 2000. (with a presentation).

·       Entomological seminar, Institute for phytopathology, University of Bonn. Bonn. Fall semester 1999 (with a presentation).

·       “Entomologists Conference-Düsseldorf”, Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie eV. DgaaE = (German Society for General and Applied Entomology). Düsseldorf, Germany. 26 - 31.3.2001. (with a presentation).

·       Seventh Arab Congress of Plant Protection, Arab society for plant protection. Amman, Jordan. 22 – 26.10.2000. (with a poster).

·      52nd German plant protection conference, (Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft) = Federal foundation for agriculture and forestry. Weihenstephan by Munich, Germany. 9 - 12.10.2000. (with a poster).

·      Entomologists Conference-Basel. (Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie eV. DgaaE), = German Association for general and applied entomology. Basel, Switzerland. 26 - 31.3.1998.

Courses and Workshops attended in complementary fields :

·       Workshop: `` How to establish your own career in the home land successfully ``, Federal ministry for international co-operation (BMZ), World university service (WUS), and Task group of afro-asian academics (AAAAA). Kassel, Germany. 4 - 6.6.1999.

·      Workshop: ``Return and Reintegration``. World University Service (WUS)Wiesbaden, Germany. 29. – 31.10.1999.

·       Workshop: `` Management modernisation``, German federal ministry for international co-operation (BMZ), World university service (WUS), and Task group of afro-asian academics (AAAAA). Goettingen, Germany. 5 - 7.5.2000.

·       Workshop: ``Intercultural management and organising of joint-venture-contracts``, German federal ministry for international co-operation (BMZ), World university service (WUS), and Task group of afro-asian academics (AAAAA), Goettingen, Germany. 08 - 10.09.2000.

 

 

Publications :

 

·       Saleh, A. and H. Elmosa. 2002. Toxicities of several insecticides to the house fly Musca domestica L. from different regions in Jordan. Sarhad J. Agric. 18, 69-75.

·       Sengonca, C., A. Saleh and P. Blaeser. 2002. Investigations on the potential damage caused to cucumber by the polyphagous predatory bug Dicyphus tamaninii Wagner (Heteroptera: Miridae) under different nutritional conditions. J. Plant Diseases Protection. 110, 59-65.

·       Sengonca, C. and Saleh, A. 2002. Prey consumption by Dicyphus tamaninii Wagner (Heteroptera: Miridae) with Aphis gossypii Glover (Homoptera, Aphididae) as prey under different temperatures. J. Plant Diseases Protection. 109, 430-439.

·        Sengonca, C., A. Saleh and P. Blaeser. 2002. Einfluss des Alters von Aphis gossypii Glover (Hom., Aphididae) als Beute auf die Prädationsleistungder polyphagen, räuberischen Wanze Dicyphus tamaninii Wagner (Het., Miridae) (Effect of the age of Aphis gossypii Glover (Homoptera: Aphididae) as prey on the consumption by the polyphagous predatory bug Dicyphus tamaninii Wagner (Heteroptera: Miridae)). Gesunde Pflanzen 54, 61-65.

·        Saleh, A. and Sengonca, C. 2001. Development and longevity of the polyphagous mirid bug Dicyphus tamaninii Wagner (Het., Miridae) with different ages of Aphis gossypii Glover as a prey. Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Alg. Angew. Ent. (Giessen) 13, 193-196.

·       Saleh, A. and C. Sengonca. 2001. Life table of the predatory mirid bug   Dicyphus tamaninii Wagner (Het., Miridae) with Aphis gossypii Glover    (Hom., Aphididae) as a prey. J. Plant Diseases Protection 108(6),         608-615.

·       Saleh, A. and C. Sengonca. 2000. Untersuchungen über die Raubwanze Dicyphus tamaninii Wagner (Het., Miridae) als natürlicher Feind von Aphis gossypii Glover (Hom., Aphididae). Mitt. Biol. Bundesanst. Land- Forstwirtsch. 376: 577-578.

·       Saleh, A. 1996. Usage of agrochemicals in agriculture and public health sectors in Palestine, status and prospects for solutions. Proceedings of the international workshop on “Risk Reduction of Agrochemicals in the Afro-Arab Region”, organised by UNDP, and UNIDO and held in Port Luis, Mauritius. Pages: 80-95.

·       Saleh, A., F. Neiroukh, O. Ayyash and S. Gasteyer. 1995. Pesticide usage in the West Bank. Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem. (ARIJ). Jerusalem. 42 Pages.

Professional affiliation :

·  Entomological society of British Colombia, Canada. Since 2001.

·  German Society for General and Applied Entomology DGaaE, Germany. Since 2000.

· Jordanian Agricultural Engineers Association, Amman, Jordan. Since 1993.

·  Arab Plant Protection Society. Since 1992.

· Friends Forum of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, Bonn, Germany. Since 1998.

Languages :

  • Arabic : Mother Tongue.

  • English : fluency in written and spoken (Language of instruction).

  • German : fluency in written and spoken (DSH examination (Goethe Institute) with excellent).

  • Italian : Fair.

Computer Skills :

·       Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher).

·       Proficiency in Word Perfect, Harvard Graphics and photo processing software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop).

·       Some statistical software like SPSS, Winstat and Stat graphics.

References :

References upon request

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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