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Dr.Marwan Mansoor Ali Mohammed Assistant professor Academic RankAssistant professor


  • Oral Microbiology

Research Interests:

  • Oral Microbiome, Microbial biofilms, Antibiotic resistance, Bacterial proteins


Education • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Oral Microbiology, University of Bergen, Norway, 2018 Thesis title: Biofilm and planktonic lifestyles of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Fusobacterium nucleatum, Proteomic analysis of bacteria grown as planktonic cells, mono- and dual-species biofilm, and characterization of the biofilm extracellular polymeric matrix. • Master in Oral Science, University of Bergen, Norway Centre of International Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, upgrade to PhD without certificate. • Degree in Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, 2003
Employment History Oct 2019 – Sep 2020 Department Engineer (Senior laboratory manager), Department of clinical dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT The arctic university of Norway, Tromsø, Norway Nov 2015 – Sep 2019 Laboratory assistant, Department of pathology and histology, Haukeland University Hospital, Helsevest, Bergen, Norway Aug 2009 – Apr 2018 Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway Nov 2005– Jul 2008 Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Science and Technology – Sana’a, Yemen Jul 2003– Jul 2008 General Dental practitioner, Private dental clinic, Sana’a, Yemen
- Member of quality assurance committee 2006-2007, faculty of dentistry, University of science and technology, Sana’a, Yemen
• Biofilm and planktonic lifestyles of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Fusobacterium nucleatum, Proteomic analysis. PhD project • Oral microbiome, ongoing project
Selected Publications • Dabija‐Wolter, G., Al‐Zubaydi, S. S., Mohammed, Marwan., Bakken, V., & Bolstad, A. I. The effect of metronidazole plus amoxicillin or metronidazole plus penicillin V on periodontal pathogens in an in vitro biofilm model. Clinical and Experimental Dental Research. • Mohammed, Marwan; Pettersen, Veronika Kucharova; Nerland, Audun Helge; Wiker, Harald G; Bakken, Vidar. Quantitative proteomic analysis of extracellular matrix extracted from mono- and dual-species biofilms of Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis. Anaerobe. 44C: 133-142. Published 2017-03-09. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2017.03.002 • Mohammed, Marwan; Nerland, Audun Helge; Al-Haroni, Mohammed; Bakken, Vidar. Characterization of extracellular polymeric matrix, and treatment of Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis biofilms with DNase I and proteinase K. Journal of Oral Microbiology 2013; Volume 5.
Co-supervision of master project thesis 2019-2020 (The difference in salivary biomarkers comparing healthy children and children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis) Department of clinical dentistry, university of health science, UiT The arctic university of Norway.
Awards and Recognitions • The attendance grant for the Eurobiofilms 2013 conference in Ghent, Belgium. The grant was supported by The European Society of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases (ESCMID), 2013 • Norwegian Quota Program Scholarship for Master and PhD studies, Norway, 2008-2013. • National Scholarship for bachelor’s degree, Awarded Institution: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Yemen, 1998-2003.
• Board Member of The Arabic Cultural Center in Norway 2014-2020
Teaching Philosophy - Integrating the basic science to the clinical setting - Research oriented teaching by for example performing mini-research projects by dividing the student into small group
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