Samir Issa Bloukh

Samir Issa Bloukh

Associate Professor
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Dr. Samir Haj Bloukh Born in Amman. Ph.D in Virology and Serology (Microbiology), University of Manchester, UK, 1991. Postgraduate Diploma in Bacteriology (Microbiology), University of Manchester, UK, 1985. DVM, University of Faisalabad, Pakistan, 1977. Associate Professor, Ajman University, UAE, since 2015. Head Department of Pharmacology, Ajman University, UAE, 1 year. Assistant Professor, Ajman University, UAE, 15 years. Dean of College of Pharmacy, Ajman University, 9 years. Head of Research Teams in Ajman University, Ajman University, UAE, 1 year. Teaching: Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Immunology, (Ajman & Fujairah Campuses) for several years Clinical Microbiology for M.Sc, Microbiology and Immunology for Dentistry, (Ajman & Fujairah campuses) Pathology for Pharmacy (Ajman campus) for several years, Biochemistry for Dentistry (Ajman & Fujairah Campuses) and Engineering (Ajman Campus) AIDS Education for the Control of AIDS Disease, Ministry of Health, Jordan, 4 years. Research Area: 1. Co Investigator in Research grant from AU Graduate and Research Studies: Received the Research Grant of Ajman University with the Number 2019-A-PH-05 for October 2019-September 2020. Research Title: Antimicrobial activity of polyiodide complexes of sandwiched Group I crown ethers-Optimization on 12-crown-4 and Computational analysis 2. Antimicrobial activity of 12-crown-4 polyiodides with MI (M=Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Cu). 3. Antimicrobial activity of Copper Iodide Nanoparticles and Polyiodides with polymers. 4. Antibacterial activity of Polyiodides of Cupric iodide and Alkalimetaliodides MI (M=Li, Na, K) on E-Coli mediated by DNA and membrane damage. 5. Chlostridium Difficile infections 6. Increased immunogenicity of oral poliovirus vaccine 7. Paralytic poliomyelitis 8. Neutralization of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) with antibody from carriers' plasma against HIV-1 protein p17 9. AIDS virus 10. The Effect of Metformin and Diabetes 11. Vitamin D Deficiency 12. Plants as sources of antimicrobials 13. Polyiodides with antimicrobial activity due to halogen bonding 14. Biosynthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activity of TCA-Cinn silver nanoparticles. From chemical reduction to green synthesis

Education
  • Ph.D in Virology and Serology (Microbiology), University of Manchester, UK, 1991
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Bacteriology (Microbiology), University of Manchester, UK, 1985
  • DVM, University of Faisalabad, Pakistan, 1977
Experience
  • Associate Professor, Ajman University, UAE, since 2015
  • Head Department of Pharmacology, Ajman University, UAE, 1 year
  • Assistant Professor, Ajman University, UAE, 15 years
  • Dean of College of Pharmacy, Ajman University, 9 years
  • President of the association of the colleges of pharmacy in the Arab World, Ajman University, UAE, 2 years
  • Head of Research Teams in Ajman University, Ajman University, UAE, 1 year
  • Head of the Pharmacy accreditation committee of the colleges of pharmacy in the Arab World, Ajman University, UAE, 2 years
  • Course successfully completed in “Management for international Public Health”; September 21- October 30, 1998, Atlanta, Georgia USA
  • Course successfully completed in Management course with 150 training hours in Institute for Public Administration, April 4- June 21, 1995, Amman, Jordan
  • Group training course for 11 months successfully completed in “Advanced Microbial Diseases Study” at Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, September 7, 1992 - July 29, 1993 Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • Member of National Committee for Standardization of different levels of Laboratory Services, Ministry of Health, Jordan, 2 years
  • Member of the National Committee of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health, Jordan, 5 years
  • Member of the Central Committee of Virology Tenders, Ministry of Health, Jordan, 8 years
  • Supervising Many Training Courses in the field of Laboratory Diagnosis of Bacterial and Viral Diseases, Ministry of Health, Jordan, 8 years
  • Head of Virology Unit in the central laboratories of the Ministry of Health, Jordan, 15 years
  • Vice director of Jordan Vaccine Institute Amman, Jordan, 5 years
  • Many other training courses in London, Manchester, Iran and former Yugoslavia.
Teaching Area
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Clinical Microbiology for M.Sc
  • Microbiology and Immunology for Dentistry
  • AIDS Education for the Control of AIDS Disease, Ministry of Health, Jordan, 4 years
Research
  • Corona virus-History, present and future perspectives. Corona Virus2019
  • Antibiotic resistance- a threat to mankind
  • Co-Investigator in Research grant from AU Graduate and Research Studies: Received the Research Grant of Ajman University with the Number 2019-A-PH-05 for September 2019-September 2020 Research Title: Antimicrobial activity of polyiodide complexes of sandwiched Group I crown ethers-Optimization on 12-crown-4 and Computational analysis
  • Plants as a source of antimicrobials
  • Polyiodides and their antimicrobial activities due to halogen bonding.
  • Biosynthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of TCA-Cinn silver nanoparticles. From chemical reduction to green synthesis.
  • Antimicrobial activity of 12-crown-4 polyiodides with MI (M=Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Cu)
  • Antimicrobial activity of Copper Iodide Nanoparticles and Polyiodides with polymers
  • Antibacterial activity of Polyiodides of Cupric iodide and Alkalimetaliodides MI (M=Li, Na, K) on E-Coli mediated by DNA and membrane damage.
  • Chlostridium Difficile infections
  • Increased immunogenicity of oral poliovirus vaccine
  • Paralytic poliomyelitis
  • Neutralization of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) with antibody from carriers' plasma against HIV-1 protein p17
  • AIDS virus
  • The Effect of Metformin and Diabetes
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Co Investigator 2020-21: College Research Committee (CRC) and College Dean, the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research have approved an Internal Research Grant (IRG) 2019-20 for research proposal “Synthesis of novel polymeric bio synthesized nanocomposites M [AV(P)n]I3 (M=Na, AV=Aloe Vera, P = PVP) with, their antimicrobial activities on 10 pathogens, their impact on SARS-CoV-2 and further pandemics” (Ref. No. 2020-IRG-PH-10).
Publications
  • Samir Haj Bloukh, Zehra Edis*. Crystal structure and antimicrobial properties of (1,4,7,10-tetraoxacyclododecane-κ4O,O′,O′′,O′′′)cesium(I) pentaiodide, C16H32CsI5O8. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - New Crystal Structures, 0(0), pp. -. 20190915, ISSN (Online) 2197-4578, ISSN (Print) 1433-7266. doi: 10.1515/ncrs-2020-0057.
  • Samir Haj Bloukh, Zehra Edis*. Halogen bonding in crystal structure of bis(1,4,7,10-tetraoxacyclododecane-κ4O,O′,O′′,O′′′)cesium triiodide, C16H32CsI3O8. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - New Crystal Structures, 0(0), pp. -. 20190915, ISSN (Online) 2197-4578, ISSN (Print) 1433-7266. doi: 10.1515/ncrs-2019-0915.
  • Zehra Edis1,*, Samir Haj Bloukh1, Hamed Abu Sara1, Hanusha Bhakhoa2, Lydia Rhyman2,3 and Ponnadurai Ramasami2,3,*, “Smart” triiodide compounds: Does halogen bonding influence antimicrobial activities? Pathogens 2019, 8(4), 182-202. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens8040182
  • Reda, M.; Ashames, A.; Edis, Z.; Bloukh, S.; Bhandare, R.; Abu Sara, H. Green Synthesis of Potent Antimicrobial Silver Nanoparticles Using Different Plant Extracts and Their Mixtures. Processes 2019, 7, 510-524. doi:10.3390/pr7080510.
  • Muaed Jamal Alomar1, Samir Bloukh2, Duaa Akram Eid, Dietary Supplement Use, Adverse Events and Related Health Effects among Population of UAE: A Cross-Sectional Study. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 12(11): November 2019
  • Samir Issa Bloukh, Zehra Edis, Mohammad Waseemul Islam, Sabrina Ait Gacem *, Latifa Saeed, Amna Sultan, ASSESSMENT OF DEPRESSION STATUS AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS IN UAE, Int. Res. J. Pharm. 2019, 10(5).
  • Mohammad W. Islam, Samir H. Bloukh*, Zehra Edis, Richie R. Bhandare, Emerging Phytochemicals and Bioactive Compounds from a Desert Plant Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce and Future Prospects. Book: Chemistry for a clean and healthy Planet, Chapter 2, 2019
  • Edis*, Z., Haj Bloukh, S., Qassim, S., Al-Hariri, Y. Health status and knowledge of vitamin D deficiency among female pharmacy and dentistry students in Ajman, UAE. Int. Res. J. Pharm. 2018, 9(8), 36-41, http://dx.doi.org/10.7897/2230-8407.098161.
  • Haj Bloukh*, S., Edis, Z., Qassim, S., Al-Hariri, Y. Vitamin D deficiency practice among female medical students in Ajman, UAE. Int. Res. J. Pharm. 2018, 9(7), 53-58 http://dx.doi.org/10.7897/2230-8407.097125.
  • Al-Ani, M. A., Hassan, N., Edis, Z., Bloukh, S. H., Shahwan, M. Prevalence of Self-Medication among Medical and Non-Medical Students at Ajman University. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research, 2017, 4(3), p. 141-144.
  • Al-Ani, M. A., Hassan, N., Edis, Z., Bloukh, S. H., Shahwan, M. Common Health Complaint Reported by Students according to Specialization and Gender Regarding Self-Medication at Ajman University European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research, 2017, 4(3), p. 137-140.
  • Al-Ani, M. A., Hassan, N., Edis, Z., Bloukh, S. H., Shahwan, M. Common Adverse Effects Due to Self-Medication. International Journal of Research, 2016 [S.l.], v. 3, n. 04, p. 380-385.
  • Edis, Zehra; Bloukh, Samir Haj. Vitamin D Deficiency- Main Factors Affecting The Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D ([25(Oh)D]) Status And Treatment Options. International Journal of Research, 2016 [S.l.], v. 3, n. 01, p. 197-211, jan. 2016. ISSN 2348-6848. Available at: .
  • Edis, Z., Bloukh, S., Preparation, Structural and Spectroscopic Characterization of Triiodides [M(12-Crown-4)2]I3 with M=Na and Rb; Z. Naturforsch. 2014, 69b, 995-1002.
  • Yasser El-Shabrawy, Alaa Alhaboby, Nageeb Hassan, Samir Bloukh and Moayad Shahwan. The Effect of Metformin on Body Weight In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients. (December 2014). International Journal of Research-Granthaalayan.
  • Edis, Z., Bloukh, S., Preparation, Structural and Spectroscopical Characterization of a Pentaiodide [Rb(12-Crown-4)2]I5; Z. Naturforsch. 2013, 68b,1340-1346.
  • Reichler, M.R., Kharabsheh, S., Rhodes, P., Otoum, H., Bloukh, S., Majid, M.A., Pallatisch, M.A., Patriarca, P.A., Cochi, S.L., Increased immunogenicity of oral poliovirus vaccine administered in mass vaccination campaigns compared with the routine vaccination program in Jordan; Journal of Infectious Diseases, 1997, 175 (2 SUPPL.), pp. S198-S204.
  • Reichler, M.R., Abbas, A., Kharabsheh, S., Mahafzah, A., Alexander Jr., J.P., Rhodes, P., Faouri, S., Otoum, H., Bloch, S., Majid, M.A., Mulders, M., Aslanian, R., Hull, H.F., Pallansch, M.A., Patriarca, P.A., Outbreak of paralytic poliomyelitis in a highly immunized population in Jordan; Journal of Infectious Diseases, 1997, 175 (2 SUPPL.), pp. S62-S70.
  • Kageyama S1, Katsumoto T, Taniguchi K, Ismail SI, Shimmen T, Sasao F, Gao M, Owatari S, Wakamiya N, Tsuchie H, Ueda S, Shiraki K, Kurimura T., Neutralization of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) with antibody from carriers' plasma against HIV-1 protein p17, Acta Virol. 1996, 40(4), 195-200.
  • Edis, Z.; Haj Bloukh, S.; Ashames, A.; Ibrahim, M. Copper-Based Nanoparticles, their chemistry and Antibacterial properties: A Review. In Chemistry for a clean and healthy Planet, 1st ed.; Ramasami, P.; Gupta Bhowon, M.; Jhaumeer Laulloo, S.; Li Kam Wah, H., Ed.; Springer Nature AG: Switzerland, 2019; pp. 401-428, ISBN-13: 978-3-030-20282-8. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-20283-5_24.
  • Muaed Jamal Alomar, Samir Bloukh, Duaa Akram Eid, Dietary Supplement Use, Adverse Events and Related Health Effects among Population of UAE: A Cross-Sectional Study. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2019, 12(11): November.
  • Zehra Edis*, Samir Haj Bloukh, Waseemul Islam, Sabreena Ait Gacem. Hsp90 as Drug Target Against Bacterial and Fungal Infections Current Chemical Biology 2020, 14, 1-16. doi: 10.2174/2212796814666200309113100 https://www.eurekaselect.com/180029/article
  • Edis, Z.*; Haj Bloukh, S.; Ibrahim, M.R.; Abu Sara, H. “Smart” antimicrobial nanocomplexes with potential to decrease surgical site infections (SSI). Pharmaceutics 2020, 12(4), 361. 10.3390/pharmaceutics12040361 https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics12040361
  • Shaikh, V.S.; Nazeruddin, G.M.; Shaikh, Y.I.; Haj Bloukh, S.; Edis, Z.; Pathan, H.M. A Recapitulation of Virology, Modes of Dissemination, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Preventive measures of COVID-19: A Review. Engineered Science 2020, doi: 10.30919/es8d1009.
  • Babadaei, M.M.N.; Hasan, A.; Vahdani, Y.; Haj Bloukh, S.; Sharifi, M.; Kachooei, E.; Haghighat, S.; Falahati, M. Development of remdesivir repositioning as a nucleotide analog against COVID-19 RNA dependent RNA polymerase. J. Biomol. Struct. Dynam. 2020, 0, 1-9. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1767210. https://doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2020.1767210
  • Babadaei, M.M.N.; Hasan, A.; Haj Bloukh, S.; Edis, Z.; Sharifi, M.; Kachooei, E.; Falahati, M. The expression level of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 determine the severity of COVID-19: lung and heart tissue as targets. J. Biomol. Struct. Dynam. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2020.1767211
  • Haj Bloukh, S.; Edis, Z.*; Shaikh, A.A.; Pathan, H.M. A Look Behind the Scenes at COVID-19: National Strategies of Infection Control and Their Impact on Mortality. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 5616. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155616
  • Morshed, M., Hasan, A., Sharifi, M., Babadaei, M.M.N., Bloukh, S.H., Islam, M.A., Chowdhury, E.H. and Falahati, M. Non-viral delivery systems of DNA into stem cells: promising and multifarious actions for regenerative medicine. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2020, p.101861.
  • Hussain, A., Hasan, A., Babadaei, M.M.N., Bloukh, S.H., Chowdhury, M.E., Sharifi, M., Haghighat, S. and Falahati, M. Targeting SARS-CoV2 Spike Protein Receptor Binding Domain by Therapeutic Antibodies. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 2020, p.110559. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopha.2020.110559
  • Hussain, A.; Hasan, A.; Babadaei, M.M.N.; Haj Bloukh, S.; Edis, Z.; Rasti, B.; Sharifi, M.; Falahati, M. Application of gelatin nanoconjugates as potential internal stimuli-responsive platforms for cancer drug delivery. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2020, 318, 114053. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2020.114053.
  • Edis, Z.*; Haj Bloukh, S. Facile synthesis of antimicrobial Aloe Vera-“smart” Triiodide-PVP biomaterials. Biomimetics 2020, 5, 45. https://www.mdpi.com/829482 https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics5030045
  • Gite, A.B.; Palve, B.M.; Gaikwad, V.B.; Jain, G.H.; Pathan, H.M.; Haj Bloukh, S.; Edis, Z.* A Facile Chemical Synthesis of PbTe Nanostructures at Room Temperature. Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 1915. https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/10/1915
  • Sharifi, M.; Hasan, A.; Taghizadeh, A.; Haghighat, S.; Attar, F.; Bloukh, S.H.;, Edis, Z.; Xue, M.; Khan, S.; Falahati, M. Rapid diagnostics of coronavirus disease 2019 in early stages using nanobiosensors: challenges and opportunities. Talanta 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2020.121704
  • Samir Issa Bloukh, Nageeb A. Hassan, Rand S. AlAni, Sabrina Ait Gacem. Urinary Tract Infection and Antibiotic Resistance among Pregnant and Non-pregnant Females in UAE. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2021, 14(1).
  • Khan, S.; Sharifi, M.; Haj Bloukh, S.; Edis, Z.; Rabeea, S.; Falahati, M. In vivo guiding inorganic nanozymes for biosensing and therapeutic potential cancer, inflammation and microbial infection. Talanta 2020.
  • Yousefvand, P.; Mohammadi, E.; Zhuang, Y.; Haj Bloukh, S.; Edis, Z.; Gamasaee, N.; Zanganeh, H.; Mansour, F.N.; Haidarzadeh, M.; Attar, F.; Babadaei, M.M.N.; Keshtali, A.B.; Shahpasand, K.; Sharifi, M.; Falahati, M.; Cai, Y. Biothermodynamic, antiproliferative and antibacterial properties of synthesized copper oxide nanoparticles. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2021.
Conference Presentation
  • "Bacterial resistance to antibiotics: present situation and future solutions" in SRDHS (Society for Research Development in Health Sciences) 2nd Int. Conference on "Invigorating Research in Pharmaceuticals: Reasonable Industrial approach', 14.-15. February 2020. Nagpur, India.
  • "Antibiotic resistance and future perspectives". ICARE2020- January 9-10, Nanded-India
  • "Antibiotic resistance. A threat to mankind ?" ICPM2019-November 2019, Ajman University
  • "Antibiotic resistance" Nanomed 2019. 27th International Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanomaterials May 27-28, 2019 Istanbul, Turkey Theme: Evolving the Research Trends in Nanomaterials and Nanomedicine
  • Dot-ELISA or Thin layer Immunoassay and Rubella Antigen, October 2018-Goa, India.
  • "Antimicrobials" The International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC 2018), 02-06 July 2018, MauritiusThe International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC 2018), 02-06 July 2018, Mauritius
  • Neutralization of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) with antibody from carriers' plasma against HIV-1 protein p17, 10th International Conference on AIDS and STD, 1994,Yokohama, Japan
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Member of the association of the colleges of pharmacy in the Arab World
  • Member of the Jordan Vet. Association
  • Member of the Pharmacist association of Egypt
  • Member of the external relation committee of Ajman University, Ajman University, UAE
  • Head of University Budget committee of Ajman University, Ajman University, UAE
  • Member of the University Purchase Committee of Ajman University, Ajman University, UAE
  • Head of purchase committee of COPHS, Ajman University, UAE
  • Member of Curriculum Committee COPHS, Ajman University, UAE
  • Member of College Council COPHS, Ajman University, UAE
  • Member of the Research and Postgraduate Committee COPHS, Ajman University, UAE
  • Member of Conference organization “Asthma-Improving lung health in UAE” 9.-10. May 2016, Ajman University, UAE, 1 year
  • Head of a delegation to China for exploration regarding stem cells, Ajman University, UAE, 2010
  • Member of a delegation to Germany and Holland on stem cells, Ajman University, UAE, 2010
  • Member of the innovative medical commission, Ajman University, UAE, 9 years