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Ahmad Sh. A. Lafi (Lecturer)

PhD in Microbiology - Medical Mycology
Center of Desert Studies - Research Centers


Name: Ahmad Sh. A. Lafi

Specialization: Microbiology - Medical Mycology

Position: Academic Staff - Responsible for the Scientific Follow-up Unit

Scientific Degr.: Lecturer

Work Address:

1- Instructor, Center of Desert Studies, University of Anbar, Ramadi, 31001, Iraq.

2- Scientific Follow-up Unit - The President's Office - University of Anbar Presidency.

3- Instructor, Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Anbar, Ramadi, 31001, Iraq.



My scientific websites in one link:



1- Member of the Editorial Board: Iraqi Journal of Desert Studies - IJDS Link 

2- Member of the Editorial Board: Current Research in Microbiology and Infection - CRMI Link

3- Member of the Editorial Board: Dental and Medical Journal Link

4- International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) Link

5- British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Link

6- The American Society for Microbiology Link

7- Medical Mycological Society of the Americas Link

8- Malaysian Society of Microbiology website

9- Egyptian Association for Medical Mycologists: Profile link Certificate Link

10- Administration of the Iraqi Journal of Desert Studies Link 
   On the site of the Iraqi Academic Academic Journals Link

11- Member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Link

12- Member of The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) Link

13- Member of Society for Applied Microbiology (Cambridge-Uk) Link

14- Member of Serbian Biological Society (SBS) Link

15- Member of Brazilian Society of Microbiology Link

16- Member of European Pharmaceutical Review Link

17- Member of British Mycological Society Link

18- Member of British Society for Immunology Link

19- Member of International Society for Microbial Ecology Link

20- Member of Federation of European Microbiological Societies Link 

21- Member of the Royal Society of Biology Link

22- Member of Asian Council of Science Editors: Membership No: 964.32256 on July 21, 2021 Link




Bachelor of Biology

Department of Biology, Faculty of Education for Pure Sciences, University of Anbar, Ramadi, Iraq, 2002.


Master of Microbiology / Mycology

Faculty of Education for Pure Sciences, Anbar University, Ramadi, Iraq, 2008.

Master thesis title
The Use of  Fungi Aspergillus niger In Producing Single Cell Protein by Using Local Artificial and Vegetable Wastes


Ph. D. Medical Mycology

School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, University Technology Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia 2019.

Doctorate thesis title



Porf. Dr. Fahurl Zaman Huyop (FPAM)(DPAM)(FBSN)


Department of Biosciences

Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM,

Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Email: | Site: Link


Associate Prof. Dr. Jacinta Santhanam, PhD

Associate Professor

Biomedical Science Programme

Faculty of Health Sciences

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz

50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Email: | Site: Link


Associate Prof. Dr. Tzar Mohd Nizam bin Khaithir

LRCPSI, MBBCh, BAO (Ireland), M. Path (UKM)

Associate Professor

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Faculty of Medicine

Consultant Microbiologist

Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Email: | Site: Link



Publications & Peer review activities:

A- Orginal Articles:

        1- Lafi, A. Sh. A., J. Santhanam, T. M. N. Khaithir, N. F. Musa, F. Huyop (2021). Evaluation of Chitin as a Biomarker of Pathogenic Fungal Isolates. Sains Malaysiana, 50 (3): 735-742. Link

2- Lafi, A. Sh. A., Abed I. A., Hamad, H. B. A., Owaid, M. N., Hamdan, N. T., Mutlaq, H. H. (2021). Effect of using desert weeds (Chenopodiaceae) as supplements in substrates of Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster mushroom) production. Current Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology (Journal of Fungal Biology). 11(1), 185–196. Link  

3- Lafi, A. Sh. A., J. Santhanam, T. M. N. Khaithir, N. F. Musa, F. Huyop (2018). Determination of Ergosterol as a Potential Biomarker in Pathogenic Medically Important Fungal Isolates. Malaysian Journal of Health Sciences, 16 (2): 15-21. Link    

4-    Lafi, A. Sh. A., A. A. Salim, N. Bidin, F. Huyop (2017). Antibacterial activity of PLAL synthesized nanocinnamon. Materials & Design, 132, 486-495. Link

5-   Lafi, A. Sh. A. (2010). Produce the Single Cell Protein (SCP) by the solid cultures methods from the different plant extracts wastes with Trichoderma viride and using in feed of Hamster Mesocricetus auratus. Al-Anbar J. Vet. Sci., 3: 27-38.  Link    

6-     Lafi, A.S.A., M.A. Al-Azawii, Alrawi, D. and H.K. Al-Hobaine, 2010. Utilization of the Azotobacter and Mycohorrhiza as biofertilizer for improving the growth of (Zea mays) by using sterile soil. Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.), 6 (1): 5-14. Link

7- Lafi, A. Sh. A., A. A. Assaffii, D. F. Al-Rawii (‏2010). Produce Single Cell Protein (SCP) by some Fungi using The Plant Extracts of the Schanginia aegyptiaca and to use in the Feeding of Hamster Mesocricetus auratus. The Egyptian Journal of Experimental Biology (Botany), 6 (1): 33-40. Link

8- Lafi, A. Sh. A., Dh. F. Al-Rawii,  Abdullah Kh. Al-issa, A. A. Al-Assaffii (2009). Produce the single cell protein (SCP) by the solid culture method from Schanginia aegyptiaca wastes with Aspergillus niger and use in feeding of carp fish (Cyprinus carpi). Journal of University of Anbar for Pure science, 3 (1): 23-33. Link

9-  Lafi, A. Sh. A., S. S. Khalil, Dh. F. Al-Rawii, A. A. Al-Assaffii (2008). Produce the single cell protein (SCP) by the liquid cultures methods from Schanginia aegyptiaca powder by the use Aspergillus niger and testing Biological. Journal of University of Anbar for Pure science, 2 (2): 117-129. Link

10- Lafi, A. Sh. A., J. S. Alkobaisy, E. T Abdel Ghani (2020).  Influence of using Mycorrhizae (MH) with Vermicompost (VRF) on Soil Properties, Soybean (Glycine max L.) Growth and Yield. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 11 (6): 347-351. Link


11- Lafi, A. Sh. A., R. A. A. Alsaheb, J. K. Abdullah (2022). Systematic comparison of gluconic acid optimization produced by Aspergillus using raw bioresources. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 17 (1): 0673 – 0688. Link


12- Abd Alsaheb, R A., M. M. Mohammed, A. Sh. A. Lafi, J. K. Abdullah, A. H. Abbas (2023). Study the Effect of Different Renewable Carbon Sources on the Succinic Acid Biosynthesis by Optimization Culture Composition using 4-Liter Scale Bioreactor. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 57(2):1-10. Link


B- Conference papers :

1- Lafi, A. Sh. A.,  J. S. Alkobaisy, E. T. Abdel Ghani and N. A. Mutlag (2021). Effect of Vermicompost and Vermicompost tea on the Growth and Yield of Broccoli and Some Soial Properties. IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 761 012008. Link


C- Peer review activities

I. Journals:

1- Iraqi Journal of Science (Review 2 articles)

2- Baghdad Science Journal (Review 5 articles)

3- Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia (Review 3 articles)

4- International Journal of Life Sciences and Biotechnology (Review 3 articles)

5- International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies (Review 1 article)

6- Iraqi Journal of Nanotechnology (Review 6 articles)

7- Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (Review 2 articles)

8- Journal of Health and Translational Medicine (Review 2 articles)

9- Materials Science Forum (Review 1 article)

10- Materials Today: Proceedings (Review 7 articles)

11- Medicinal Chemistry Research (Review 8 articles)

12- Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (Review 1 article)

13- Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (Review 43 articles)

14- Reviews in Agricultural Science (Review 3 articles)

15- Al-Kitab Journal for Pure Sciences (Review 1 article)

16- Malaysian Journal of Microbiology (Review 2 articles)

17- International Advanced Research and Engineering Journal (Review 1 article)

18- Veterinary Medicine and Public Health Journal (Review 1 article)

19- Journal of Natural Pesticide Research (Review 4 articles)

20- Journal of Applied and Natural Science (Review 1 article)

21- Scientia Horticulturae (Review 2 articles)

22- Trends in Sciences (Review 1 article)


II. Conferences

1- International Conference of Desert Studies (ICDS) (Review 1 article)

2- International Conference on Advanced Research in Pure and Applied Science (Review 1 article)

3- International Conference on Materials Engineering & Science (Review 1 article)

4- International Conference on Pure and Applied Science (Review 1 article)

5- International Conference on Scientific Research & Innovation (Review 1 article)

6- Al-Noor International Conference for Science and Technology (Review 2 articles)

7- European Conference on Silicon Carbide & Related Materials (ECSCRM) (Review 1 article)



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        I'm Dr. Ahmed Sh. A. Lafi, Lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Anbar, Ramadi, 31001, Iraq, and Center of Desert Studies, I got my PhD in 2019 from (UTM) University Technology Malaysia in Microbiology, a member of the editorial board of Iraqi Journal of Desert Studies, and member of the American Society of Microbiology, for more visit my websites:

- Research interests:

Mycology, Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Medical Mycology, Microbiology & Immunology, Nanotechnology, Biomarkers technology, Biomarkers Diagnosis, Diagnosis fungi, Antifungal, Antibacterial, HPLC, GC-MS.


- I registered 9 isolates of pathogenic fungi at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) - National Library of Medicine in the United States:

•    Microsporum canis MW811376.1

•    Trichophyton verrucosum MW811375.1

•    Trichophyton rubrum MW811374.1

•    Trichophyton soudanense MW811379.1

•    Trichophyton tonsurans MW811378.1

•    Microsporum ferrugineum MW811377.1

•    Trichophyton mentagrophytes MW811382.1

•    Trichophyton interdigitale MW811381.1

•    Trichophyton mentagrophytes MW811382.1


- Publons Academy graduate for journal reviewers  Link

- Publons Academy Mentor for Journal reviewers Link

- Ahmad Sh. A. Lafi – CV from Web of Science for journal reviewers Link


Conferences and symposia
1- The First Specialized Scientific Symposium of the Department of Biology - College of Education for Pure Sciences - Preparatory Committee - 2008


2- The Second Specialized Scientific Symposium of the Department of Biology - College of Education for Pure Sciences - Research Paper - 2009

3- The Third Specialized Scientific Symposium of the Department of Biology - College of Education for Pure Sciences - Preparatory Committee - 2010

4- The second scientific conference (scientific research is the basis for comprehensive development in the desert of Iraq) - Desert Studies Center - 2012

5- INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOSCIENCES AND MEDICAL ENGINEERING (ICBME) 2016 - UTM - Participation in the workshop held on the sidelines of the conference + Attending the conference - 2016 Link

6- INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 2017 - UTM - Participation by presenting a paper at the conference + Attending the conference - 2017 Link


7- Member of a committee in the International Cooperative Conference for Modern Agricultural Technologies (ICCMAT 2021), College of Agriculture - University of Anbar in cooperation with the College of Agricultural Sciences Engineering / University of Salah al-Din, which was held on Wednesday 03/24/2021 Link


8- Member of a committee in the 1st International Conference on Desert Studies, 2021, Under the logo (The Applied Research and Field Studies are the basis for the Sustainable Development in Desert), for the period 17-18, November 2021 in Ramadi city- Anbar Province- Iraq. Link


9- Virtual Collaborative: Diagnostics Update in Invasive Fungal Infections - 02 May 2022 Link


10- Member of Scientific Committee of II International Biology Congress, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, 18 to 20 May 2022. Link


11- Member of the International Committee of the 4th International Conference on Biosciences & Medical Engineering (ICBME 2022), under the slogan "Scientific Advancement for Sustainable Resolution of Pandemic", duration 21-22 June 2022, which is held by the Faculty of Science at the International Islamic University in Malaysia. Link


12- Member of the First International Conference on Biological Sciences  (ICBS2023) will be held in person and virtually on 1-2 March 2023, at the University of Anbar, Ramadi, Anbar, Iraq. Link


13- Member of the International Collaborative Conference of Modern Agricultural Technologies (ICCMAT2023), organized by The College of Agriculture, University of Anbar, in cooperation with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Salah Al-Din University, will be held during 3-4 May 2023 in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. Link



Jobs filled:

· Researcher Assistant - Department of Biology - Faculty of Education for Pure Sciences - University of Anbar - 2002

· Assistant Lecturer, Department of Biology, Faculty of Education for Pure Sciences, University of Anbar, 2008

·  Assistant Lecturer from Anbar University in 2008

. Director of the Planning and Follow-up Unit at the College of Education for Pure Sciences, University of Anbar - 2011 

· Assistant Lecturer, Desert Development Department, Center of Desert Studies, University of Anbar, from 2011 - 2019

- Instructor, Center of Desert Studies, University of Anbar 2019 - until now 

- Responsible for the Scientific Follow-up Unit in the President's Office - University of Anbar Presidency, from 2020 - until now

- Instructor, Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Anbar, from 2022 - until now