Mr. Ahmed Mohammed-Saed Hassan Al Afifi

Mr. Ahmed Mohammed-Saed Hassan Al Afifi

PQSB 3rd Call Participant
Ministry Of Health, Al Nassr Pediatric Hospital

Department:  Microbiology department at the hospital lab.

Specialization: Microbiology

FRQ Research Area: Health Sciences

Host university: Concordia university

Host Department: Biology department

Canadian Partner: Prof. Malcolm Whiteway

Research Domain: Microbiology

Research Project Title: Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of Candida Species Isolated from Clinical Samples in Gaza Strip 

Research Project Purpose: The main objective of this research is to Study the phenotypic and molecular characterization of candida species isolated from clinical samples in Gaza strip.

Expected Results: Detecting of multidrug resistant strains of Candida species, especially to azole antifungal drugs, and making molecular characterization of these strains for presence of antifungal resistance genes as the azole resistance genes (ERG11, ERG3, CDR1, CDR2), alcohol dehydrogenase gene (ADH1) and echinocandin resistance genes (FKS1, FKS2, FKS3) mutations.