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Dr.Sondos Abd Erraheem Harfil Academic RankLecturer


  • Biochemistry

Research Interests:

  • Obesity, inflammatory disorders, probiotics interventions and alterations in gut microbiota.


M.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 2000 Post. Grad. Diploma Biology, College of Science, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan 1997 B.Sc. Biology, College of Science, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan 1993
2008-2014 Lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratories Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah 2007-2008 Lecturer, School of Health Science, Canadian University of Dubai 2003-2006 Sciences and Laboratories coordinator, Dubai International Schools, Dubai. 2000-2002 Teaching Assistant, College of Science, Al Ghurair University, Dubai
- Member of Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity- Malaysia, since January 2016-current.
Member of many committees at the college level.
- Metabolic Endotoxemia and Obesity: Correlation and Genetic Polymorphism. - Modulatory Effect of Probiotics on Obesity and Inflammation
- Harfil, S. Proceedings of the 5th. Asian Obesity Specialists & Endocrinologists annual Meeting. Gut Microbiota Interactions and Human Obesity, 11-12 July 2016. - Wegdan Bani-issa, Kamal Eldeirawi, Sondos Harfil, and Randa Fakhry, “Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Determinants in Adults: A Sample from Community-Based Settings in the United Arab Emirates,” International Journal of Endocrinology, vol. 2017, Article ID 3906306, 7 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/3906306
Supervised many graduates’ research projects.
- Emirates First Students Research Competition in Thalassemia- First Place - UOS-Boehringer Ingelheim /Shared with Dr. Wael Hassan ( 15,000 AED)’ - Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research Scholarship- 11,000 AED. - TANITA Healthy Weight Community Trust-in-Aid ( As principal investigator, 34,000 AED)
- Supervising students research projects, Spring 2015-2016, fall and spring 2016-2017 - Update laboratories list of order and supply. - Update and develop Biology Laboratory syllabus, Spring 2016-20017 - Update and develop Human Anatomy and Physiology laboratory syllabus, Spring 2016-2017 - Update General Microbiology theory and laboratory syllabus, fall 2015-2016 & 2016-2017.
Outmost goal: Creating a student-centered learning. My belief: Learning is a lifelong process. Knowledge is an accumulation of ideas, readings and exchanged experience.
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