جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

عثمان ابوبكر سعيد باعثمان




 
Othman Abubaker S. Baothman
 Assistant Professor
Department of  Biochemistry
Faculty of Sciences
King Abdulaziz University
Phone: ‎966269522 Ext. 68962
Email: oabaothman@kau.edu.sa
Profile:

Othman Baothman is an Assistant professor in Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah Saudi Arabia. He has a long experience in teaching academic since 1997, where he worked as a demonstrator in Department of Science, Faculty of Education in the period from 1997 to 2001, and a lecturer from 2001 to 2012, then assistant professor from 2012 until now. Othman awarded a PhD degree in Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. The research project of his study focused on investigation of the dual roles of two citric acid cycle enzymes, aconitase A and B, as both metabolic catalysts and RNA-binding proteins that mediate a novel oxidative-stress responding and rapidly reacting, post-transcriptional mechanism of regulating gene expression. 
In addition, Othman’s research interests are in the field of genetic mutations and their effect on metabolic processes. Currently he is working to join a research group interested in molecular characterisations of the structure function and expression of many components of the citric acid cycle and related aerobic and anaerobic respiratory pathways.

Education:
  • 1994 : Bachelor degree from Biochemistry dept., Science, King Abdulaziz University, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2001 : Master degree from Biochemistry dept., Science, King Abdulaziz University , جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2012 : Doctorate degree from Dept of molecular biology and biotechnology, Science , The university of sheffield, شفيلد, بريطانيا
  • Employment:
  • 1994 - 1995 : Technician, Medical Administration, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 1995 - 1997 : Teacher of science for the primary and secondary schools, Ministry of Education, الرياض, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 1997 - 2001 : Demonastrator, King Abdulaziz University- College of Eduction, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2001 - 2012 : Lecturer, King Abdulaziz University, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2012 - حاليا : Assistant prof., King Abdulaziz University, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • Research Interests:

    Othman’s research interests are focused in the following:

    • Molecular and physiological studies of genes involved in bacterial infections and development of novel drug targets and vaccines of crucial importance to understand the origin of antibiotic resistance. Research examples: Salmonella typhimurium (food poisoning) and Helicobacter pylori (ulcers).
    • Using of DNA microarray technique profile to identify genes whose expression is changed in response to pathogens or other organisms by comparing gene expression in infected to that in uninfected cells or tissues.
    • Using of DNA footprinting technique to investigate the sequence specificity of DNA-binding proteins in vitro. This technique can be used to study protein-DNA interactions both inside and outside the cells.
    • Research studies related proteins such as protein purification and characterization. 
    • Investigating the genetic mutations in bacterial genomic to study their effects on metabolic processes.

    Teaching Interests:
    • Researches related to molecular microbiology. Research examples : Stress resistance (metal ions, starvation etc.), differentiation, motility, aerobic/anaerobic switch, metabolism etc.
    • Research on cellular processes associated with iron metabolism.
    • Some readings in bioinformatics.
    Contact Info:
    • Office Phone: ‎966269522 Ext. 68962
    • Email : oabaothman@kau.edu.sa
    • URL : http://www.kau.edu.sa/DRS-0008882.aspx
    • Fax : 026952288