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Dr.Abdullah Al-Mutery Assistant Professor Academic RankAssistant Professor


  • Genetics

Research Interests:

  • Focusing on evolutionary and demographic processes responsible for present-day genetic diversity in species and individuals. As well as, investigating the chromosomes and copy number variation in human and animal species.


2012 Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics (PhD), University of Kent, School of Biosciences, Canterbury, UK. 2005 Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. 2001 Bachelor of Zoology, Sciences College (B.Sc.), King Saud University, KSA.
Member of Advisory Board for Biotechnology Program, Applied Biology, Science faculty. University of Sharjah, UAE. · Member of International Academy of Handwriting Analysis, International Academy of Handwriting Analysis, Paris, France. · Member of International Chromosome and Genome Society (ICGS), Kent, UK.
1) Comparison study of Houbara bustard genome 2) Genetic factors causing melanoma in horses.
Papers: 1) Skinner BM*, Al Mutery A*, Smith D*, Völker M, Hojjat N, Raja S, Trim S, Houde P, Boecklen WJ, Griffin DK. (2104) Global patterns of apparent copy number variation in birds revealed by cross-species comparative genomic hybridization. Chromosome Res. DOI 10.1007/s10577-014-9405-0. *Joint first authors 2) Lithgow PE1, O'Connor R, Smith D, Fonseka G, Al Mutery A, Rathje C, Frodsham R, O'Brien P, Kasai F, Ferguson-Smith MA, Skinner BM, Griffin DK. (2014) Novel tools for characterizing inter and intra chromosomal rearrangements in avian microchromosomes. Chromosome Res. DOI 10.1007/s10577-014-9412-1. Posters: 1) Assembling genome and reconstructing chromosomes fusions in falcon. Abdullah Al Mutery, Deborah A Smith, Kara J. Turner, Ben M. Skinner, Darren K. Griffin. Poster in 18th International chromosomes Conference at Manchester, UK, 2011. 2) A phylogenetic evaluation of Falcon species using the Mitochondrial DNA Control region Abdullah Al Mutery, Krishna. SM, Ismail M, Wernery U, Griffin D. Poster from Postgraduate School of Biosciences, University of Kent, UK 2009. 3) DNA Sequence Variation in the Mitochondrial Control Region of Gyrfalcon and Peregrine falcon, Abdullah Al Mutery, Jafer O, Krishna. SM, Wernery U, and Griffin D. University of Kent, UK 2008.
The goal of education should be to encourage seeking answers. I always seek to facilitate this advancement of knowledge. I particularly emphasize learning to think about trends and directions, rather than rote memorization of facts. I believe that the students work hard, earn their grades, and are entitled to their opinions. My task is to facilitate their learning process.
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