Emad Hussein

Professor in Food Microbiology - College of Applied and Health Sciences

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Name: Emad Hussein
Job Title: Professor in Food Microbiology
College: College of Applied and Health Sciences
Email: emad.hussein@asu.edu.om
Phone: 95906482 Ext. 1182
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Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, College of Health and Applied Sciences, A’Sharqiyah University. I obtained his BSc. Degree in Medical Technology, from Jordan University of Science and technology, (Jordan) in 1990, M.Sc. Degree in Microbiology and Molecular Biology, from Yarmouk University, (Jordan) in 1993 and Ph.D. Degree in Applied Microbiology, from Georgia State University (USA) in 2006. I joined Yarmouk University, (YU) in 2006 as an Assistant Prof, and in 2017, I joined A’Sharqiyah University as an Associate Professor.

I have extensive academic and administrative experience. I am having over 18 years of teaching both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has held HOD administrative posts at YU. I was a Chairman of the Biological Sciences Department for two years. 

I chaired and participates in several committees both at the international and local (university, college, and departmental) level related to strategic plans, academic and curriculum development. I am serving as an external examiner for the Examination in Microbiology for BDS II human Disease I Professional Examination in General Pathology and General Microbiology and for the BDS III Oral Disease I Professional Examination in Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology that will be challenged by students in BDS II and III respectively at Oman Dental College.

I have more than fifty papers published in internationally refereed journals and conference proceedings. I am a member of the American Society of Microbiology and Society for Industrial Microbiology (USA) and many other national and international professional bodies.

Ph.D.               2006   Applied Microbiology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

M.Sc.              1993   Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Yarmouk University, Irbid-  Jordan.

B.Sc.               1990   Medical Technology, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid- Jordan.

Microbes are fundamental drivers of ecological processes. Both physiologically and phylogenetically diverse, microorganisms drive biogeochemical cycling throughout terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. They also facilitate macro-scale diversity and community structure as agents of disease and/or beneficial role. My research interests: microbial ecology, the survival of bacteria in the environment, how microscopic aquatic organisms adapt to their rapidly changing environments, and their role in the production of novel bioactive agents. I study these organisms with a combination of modern molecular tools (sequencing and metagenomic analysis) and traditional microbiological methodology.  and I am excited to pursue new work using microalgae in the Phycoremediation (for the removal or biotransformation of pollutants, including nutrients and xenobiotics from wastewater and CO2 from waste air). Below are some areas that I am focusing on in research:

Medical Microbiology: Nose and skin carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in food handlers; antimicrobial susceptibility and Multidrug resistance, antibiotic susceptibility of biofilm-forming microbes. 
• Biological control of different plant diseases using different bacterial strains both in vitro and in vivo. 
• Food Microbiology and sanitation 
• Fermentation biotechnology.
• Biological control of soil-borne pathogens by using bacterial strains and some natural products.
• Microbial biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons, in fuel-contaminated soils, groundwater, and subsurface soils. 
• Environmental biotechnology related to marine, freshwater, and subsurface ecosystems. • Biochemistry, ecology, and molecular biology of environmentally relevant microbes.
• Biodegradation by extremophilic bacteria. 
• Drinking water and Wastewater Microbiology.
• The microbial ecology of hypersaline environments.
• Microbial ecology of aquatic environments.
• Phycoremediation of contaminated water. 


Aljabali, Alaa & Qar, Janti & Al-Zoubi, Mazhar & Al-Batayneh, Khalid & Al-Trad, Bahaa & Alkaraki, Almuthanna & Khateeb, Wesam & Hussein, Emad & Alrababaa, Adel & Muhaidat, Riyadh & El-Oqlah, Ahmed. (2021). A new frontier in switchable bio-electronics and bio-nanotechnology interfaces. 10.1016/B978-0-12-823972-8.00010-1.


Journal paper

Emad Hussein, Khalid Al-Batayneh, Majed M Masadeh, Fatina Dahadha, Mazhar Salim Al-Zoubi, Alaa Aljabali and Karem Alzoubi. (2020). "Assessment of Pathogenic Potential, Virulent Genes Profile, and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Proteus mirabilis from Urinary Tract Infection". International Journal of Microbiology. 2020(98):1-5.  Article ID 1231807, https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/1231807
DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/1231807

Al Khateeb, W., Muhaidat, R., Alahmed, S., ...Aljabali, A.A., Alkaraki, A.K. (2020). Heat shock proteins gene expression and physiological responses in durum wheat (Triticum durum) under salt stress. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, 26(8), pp. 1599–1608. DOI: 10.1007/s12298-020-00850-x
DOI/URL: DOI: 10.1007/s12298-020-00850-x

Khalid M. Al-Batayneh, Mazhar Salim Al Zoubi, Bahaa Al-Trad, Emad Hussein, Wesam Al Khateeb, Alaa A. A. Aljabali, Khaldon Bodoor, Murad Shehab, Mohammad A. Al Hamad, Greg J. Eaton, and Christopher T. Cornelison. 2019. Homologous G776G Variant of Transcobalamin-II Gene is Linked to Vitamin B12 Deficiency.  International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. 14:1-5.  https://doi.org/10.1024/0300-9831/a000536.
DOI/URL:  https://doi.org/10.1024/0300-9831/a000536.

Mazhar Salim Al Zoubi, Khalid M Al-Batayneh, Bahaa Al-Trad, Yazan Haddad, Emad Hussein, Wesam Al Khateeb, Alaa AA Aljabali, Khaldon Bodoor, Murad Shehab, Mohammad Al Hamad and Riyadh Muhaidat. (2019). Evaluation of Vitamin B12, Folate and Ferritin Serum Levels in Jordanian Population. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. 65 (4), 309-317. https://doi.org/10.3177/jnsv.65.309
DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.3177/jnsv.65.309

Emad Hussein, Abdul-Salam Juhmani, Ruba AlMasri, Fuad Al-Horani, Mohannad Al-Saghir. (2019). Metagenomic analysis of microbial community associated with coral mucus from the Gulf of Aqaba. Heliyon 5  e02876.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02876
DOI/URL:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02876

Muhamad Ali K Shakhatreh, Omar F Khabour, Karem H Alzoubi, Majed M Masadeh, Emad I Hussein, George N Bshara. 2018. Alterations in oral microbial flora induced by waterpipe tobacco smoking. International Journal of General Medicine. 11: 47—54. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S150553.

DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S150553.

Jacob H. Jacob, Emad I. Hussein, Muhamad Ali K. Shakhatreh, Mutaz A. Abd Al-Razaq, Abdul-Salam F. Juhmani, Ala'a I. Matalka and Christopher T. Cornelison. (2018). High-Throughput Sequencing-Based Review of Bacillus Diversity in Jordanian Hot Springs Water. World Applied Sciences Journal. 36 (3): 470-475. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wasj.2018.470.475.
DOI/URL: DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wasj.2018.470.475.

Hussein EI, Jacob JH, Shakhatreh MAK, Al-Razaq MAA, Juhmani ASF, Cornelison CT. Detection of antibiotic-producing Actinobacteria in the sediment and water of Ma'in thermal springs (Jordan). (2018). GERMS;8(4):1-8. doi: 10.18683/germs.2018.1146.
DOI/URL: doi: 10.18683/germs.2018.1146.

Wahsha, Mohammad, Nadimi-Goki, Mandana, Fornasier, Flavio, Al-Jawasreh, Raid, Hussein, Emad and Bini, Claudio. (2017). Microbial enzymes as an early warning management tool for monitoring mining site soils. Catena, 148 (Part 1): 40–45.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2016.02.021

DOI/URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2016.02.021

Shakhatreh MA, Jacob JH, Hussein EI, Masadeh MM, Obeidat SM, Juhmani AF, Abd Al-Razaq MA. (2017). Microbiological analysis, antimicrobial activity, and heavy-metals content of Jordanian Ma’in hot-springs water. Journal of Infection and Public Health. Nov - Dec;10(6):789-793.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jiph.2017.01.010. 

DOI/URL: DOI: 10.1016/j.jiph.2017.01.010. ​​​​​​​

Jacob JH, Hussein EI, Shakhatreh MAK, Cornelison CT. Microbial community analysis of the hypersaline water of the Dead Sea using high-throughput amplicon sequencing. (2017). MicrobiologyOpen.;6:e500. https://doi.org/10.1002/mbo3.500

DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/mbo3.500

Hussein EI, Jacob JH, Shakhatreh MAK, Abd Al-razaq MA, Juhmani A-SF, Cornelison CT. Exploring the microbial diversity in Jordanian hot springs by comparative metagenomic analysis. (2017). MicrobiologyOpen. 6:e521. https://doi.org/10.1002/mbo3.521.

DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/mbo3.521.

Al-Trad B, Al-Zoubi M, Qar J, Al-Batayneh K, Hussien E, Muhaidat R, Aljabali A, Alkhateeb H, Al Omari G. 2017. Inhibitory Effect of Thymoquinone on Testosterone-Induced Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Wistar Rats. Phytotherapy Research. 12:1910-1915. DOI: 10.1002/ptr.5936

DOI/URL: DOI: 10.1002/ptr.5936

Alaa A. A. Aljabali, Emad Hussein, Omar Aljumaili, Mazhar Al Zoubi, Bahaa Altrad, Khaled Albatayneh and Mutaz A. Abd Al-razaq. (2017). "Rapid Magnetic Nanobiosensor for the detection of Serratia marcescen". 2018 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 305 012005. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/305/1/012005.
DOI/URL: doi:10.1088/1757-899X/305/1/012005.

Abdelrahman Elserogy, Ghassan Kanan, Emad Hussein and Shyma’a Abd Khreis. (2016). Isolation, Characterization and Treatment of Microbial Agents Responsible for the Deterioration of Archaeological Objects in Jordanian Museums. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, 16(1): 117-126. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.35525
DOI/URL: DOI:10.5281/zenodo.35525

Shakhatreh MA, Al-Smadi ML, Khabour OF, Shuaibu FA, Hussein EI, Alzoubi KH. (2016). Study of the antibacterial and antifungal activities of synthetic benzyl bromides, ketones, and corresponding chalcone derivatives. Drug Design, Development and Therapy. 10: 3653-3660. https://doi.org/10.2147/DDDT.S116312

DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.2147/DDDT.S116312

Mhaidat, N., Alzoubi, K., Khabour, O., Alawneh, K., Raffee, L., Alsatari, E., Hussein, E., Bani-Hani, K. (2016). Assessment of genotoxicity of vincristine, vinblastine and vinorelbine in human cultured lymphocytes: a comparative study. Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG, 19(1), 13–20. http://doi.org/10.1515/bjmg-2016-0002

DOI/URL: http://doi.org/10.1515/bjmg-2016-0002

M Hegazy, E Hussein, A Salama. (2015). Improving physico-chemical and microbiological quality of compost tea using different treatments during extraction. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 9 (11): 763-770. DOI: 10.5897/AJMR2014.7324
DOI/URL: DOI: 10.5897/AJMR2014.7324

Muhaidat, Riyadh, Al-Qudah, M. A., Samir, O., Jacob J.H, Hussein, E., Al-Tarawnehd, I.N. Bsoule, E., Abu Orabib, S.T. (2015). Phytochemical investigation and in vitro antibacterial activity of essential oils from Cleome droserifolia (Forssk.) Delile and C. trinervia Fresen. (Cleomaceae). South African Journal of Botany.  99(July): 21–28. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2015.03.184
DOI/URL: DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2015.03.184

Fodelianakis S, Antoniou E, Mapelli F, Magagnini M, Nikolopoulou M, Marasco R, Barbato M, Tsiola A, Tsikopoulou I, Giaccaglia L, Mahjoubi M, Jaouani A, Amer R, Hussein E, Al-Horani FA, Benzha F, Blaghen M, Malkawi HI, Abdel-Fattah Y, Cherif A, Daffonchio D, Kalogerakis N.( 2015). Allochthonous bioaugmentation in ex situ treatment of crude oil-polluted sediments in the presence of an effective degrading indigenous microbiome. J Hazardous Materials. Jan 14;287C:78-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.01.038.
DOI/URL: doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.01.038.

Masadeh, M. M., Hussein, E. I., Alzoubi, K. H., Khabour, O., Shakhatreh, M. A. K., & Gharaibeh, M. (2015). Identification, Characterization and Antibiotic Resistance of Bacterial Isolates Obtained from Waterpipe Device Hoses. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(5), 5108–5115. doi:10.3390/ijerph120505108
DOI/URL: doi:10.3390/ijerph120505108

Rafael Bargiela, Francesca Mapelli, David Rojo, Bessem Chouaia, Jesús Tornés, Sara Borin, Michael Richter, Mercedes V. Del Pozo, Simone Cappello, Christoph Gertler, María Genovese, Renata Denaro, Mónica Martínez-Martínez, Stilianos Fodelianakis, Ranya A. Amer, David Bigazzi, Xifang Han, Jianwei Chen, Tatyana N. Chernikova, Olga V. Golyshina, Mouna Mahjoubi, Atef Jaouanil, Fatima Benzha, Mirko Magagnini, Emad Hussein, Fuad Al-Horani, Ameur Cherif, Mohamed Blaghen, Yasser R. Abdel-Fattah, Nicolas Kalogerakis, Coral Barbas, Hanan I. Malkawi, Peter N. Golyshin, Michail M. Yakimov, Daniele Daffonchio, Manuel Ferrer. (2015). Bacterial population and biodegradation potential in chronically crude oil-contaminated marine sediments are strongly linked to temperature. Scientific Reports. Jun 2015, Vol. 5: 11651. DOI:10.1038/srep11651
DOI/URL: DOI:10.1038/srep11651

Al Zoubi, Mazhar S., Ibrahim A. Al Tayyar, Emad Hussein, Alaa Al Jabali, Salih Khudairatd. (2015). Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from clinical specimens in Northern area of Jordan. Iranian Journal of Microbiology, 7(5):265-272.

DOI/URL: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26719783

Al Tayyar, Ibrahim A., Mazhar S. Al-Zoubi, Emad Hussein, Salih Khudairat and Konrad Sarosiekf. (2015). Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CoNS) isolated from clinical specimens in Northern of Jordan Iranian Journal of Microbiology, 7(6): 294–301.

DOI/URL: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26885328

Majed M Masadeh, Nizar M Mhaidat, Karem H Alzoubi, Emad I Hussein and Esra’a I Al-Trad. (2013). In vitro determination of the antibiotic susceptibility of biofilm-forming Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus: possible role of proteolytic activity and membrane lipopolysaccharide. Infection and Drug Resistance. 6: 27–32. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S41501
DOI/URL: doi: 10.2147/IDR.S41501

Wesam Al Khateeb, Eman Bahar, Jamil Lahham, Dana Schroeder and Emad Hussein. (2013). Regeneration and assessment of genetic fidelity of the endangered tree Moringa peregrina (Forsk.) Fiori using Inter Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR). Physiol Mol Biol Plants 19(1):157-164. doi: 10.1007/s12298-012-0149-z
DOI/URL: doi: 10.1007/s12298-012-0149-z

Emad I. Hussein, Jacob H. Jacob, Abdel-Salam F. Jahmani and Nigem Din Yousef. (2013). Dissemination of Heavy Metals and Tolerant Bacteria along Zarqa River (Jordan). Journal of Biological Sciences. 13(3):100-111. DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2013.100.111.
DOI/URL: DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2013.100.111. ​​​​​​​

Riyadh Muhaidat, Athena D. McKown, Wesam Al Khateeb, Mai Al-Shreideh, Zakariya Bani Domi, Emad Hussein and Ahmad El-Oqlah, 2012. Full Assessment of C4 Photosynthesis in Blepharis attenuata Napper (Acanthaceae) from Jordan: Evidence from Leaf Anatomy and Key C4 Photosynthetic Enzymes. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 11: 206-216. DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2012.206.216
DOI/URL: DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2012.206.216

Mahmoud A. Al-Qudah, Riyadh Muhaidat, Ahmed A. Alomary, Emad H. Malkawi, Hala I. Al-Jaber, Ibrahim N. Trawenh, Musa H. Abu Zarga and Sultan T. Abu Orabi. (2012). Investigating the chemical Composition and the antimicrobial activity of the essential oil and Crude Extracts of Sedum Microcarpum (Sm.) schonl Growing Wild in Jordan. Pharmacognosy Journal.  4 (33):1-6. https://doi.org/10.5530/pj.2012.33.1
DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.5530/pj.2012.33.1

Wesam Al Khateeb, Emad Hussein, Lolita Qouta, Muhammad Alu’datt, Baker Al-Shara and Ahmed Abu-zaiton (2012). In vitro propagation and characterization of phenolic content along with antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Cichorium pumilum Jacq. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC). 110:103-110.


Emad I. Hussein, Fuad A. Al-Horani and Hanan I. Malkawi. (2012). Bioremediation Capabilities of Oil-degrading Bacterial Consortia Isolated from Oil-contaminated Sites at the Gulf of Aqaba (Jordan). Biotechnology.11(4):189-198. DOI:10.3923/biotech.2012.189.198
DOI/URL: DOI:10.3923/biotech.2012.189.198

Emad I. Hussein, Ghassan J.M. Kanan, Khalid M. Al-Batayneh, Khalaf Alhussaen, Wesam Al Khateeb, Janti Qar, Jacob H. Jacob, Riyadh Muhaidat and Mohamed I. Hegazy. (2012). "Evaluation of Food Preservatives, Low Toxicity Chemicals, Liquid Fractions of Plant Extracts and Their Combinations as Alternative Options for Controlling Citrus Post-Harvest Green and Blue Moulds 'In vitro'.,". Research Journal of Medicinal Plant. 6(8): 551-573. DOI: 10.3923/rjmp.2012.551.573
DOI/URL: DOI: 10.3923/rjmp.2012.551.573

Emad I. Hussein, Ghassan J.M. Kanan, Khalid M. Al-Batayneh, Khalaf Alhussaen, Wesam Al Khateeb, Janti Qar, Jacob H. Jacob, Riyadh Muhaidat and Mohamed I. Hegazy. (2012). "Evaluation of Food Preservatives, Low Toxicity Chemicals, Liquid Fractions of Plant Extracts and Their Combinations as Alternative Options for Controlling Citrus Post-Harvest Green and Blue Moulds 'In vitro'.,". Research Journal of Medicinal Plant. 6(8): 551-573. DOI: 10.3923/rjmp.2012.551.573
DOI/URL: DOI: 10.3923/rjmp.2012.551.573

Khalid M. Al-Batayneh, Jacob H. Jacob, and Emad I. Hussein. (2011). Isolation and molecular identification of new thermophilic bacterial strains of Geobacillus pallidus and Anoxybacillus flavithermus. "International Journal of Integrative Biology".11(1):39-42.


Mahmoud A Al-Qudah, Hala I Al-Jaber, Riyadh Muhaidat, Emad I Hussein, Amer Al Abdel Hamid, Mousa L Al-Smadi, Ismail F Abaza, Fatma U Afifi and Sultan T Abu-Orabi. (2011). Chemical Compositions and Antimicrobial Activities of Sinapis alba L. and Sinapis arvensis L. Essential Oil from Jordan. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 2 (4):1136-1144.


Khalaf Alhussaen, Emad I. Hussein, Khalid M. Al-Batayneh, Mahmoud Al-Khatib, Wesam Al Khateeb, Jacob H. Jacob, Mohamad A. Shatnawi, Ashraf Khashroum and Mohamed I. Hegazy. (2011). Identification and Controlling Pythium sp. Infecting Tomato Seedlings Cultivated in Jordan Valley using Garlic Extract. Asian Journal of Plant Pathology. 5(2): 84-92. DOI: 10.3923/ajppaj.2011.84.92
DOI/URL: DOI: 10.3923/ajppaj.2011.84.92

Khalid M. Al-Batayneh, Emad I. Hussein, Wesam Al Khateeb, Khalaf Alhussaen, Ibrahim H. Bashaireh and Ghassan J.M. Kanan. (2010). Effect of various growth conditions on nitrate uptake and nitrate reductase activity in Aspergillus nidulans nitrate assimilation defective mutants. "Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences". 4(3): 317-332.


Malkawi HI, Jahmani MY, Hussein EH, Al-Horani FA, Al-Deeb TM. 2009. Investigation on the ability of soil bacterial isolates to degrade petroleum hydrocarbons. International Journal of Integrative Biology, 7(2), 93-99.


Elbetieha A., Owais WM., Saadoun I. and Hussein E. 1999. Effect of glutathione L-cystein and L-djenkolic acid in the synthesis and mutagenicity of azide metabolite in Bacillus subtilis ATCC 6633 strain. The new Microbiologica, 22(4):315-322.


    American Society of Microbiology Society for Industrial Microbiology International Union of Microbiological Societies Arab World Association of Young Scientists Jordan Society for scientific research Jordan Society for Nutrition and Health Jordan Health Aid Society The Jordanian Society for Microbial Biodiversity  
<p>Research Grants:</p> <ul> Hussein, E. and Malkawi, H. Investigation of the ability of Jordanian oil-degrading bacterial isolates to degrade different petroleum-hydrocarbons in situ and ex situ. Yarmouk University, 2007/2008, Amount of Fund: $12,000.00. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Malkawi, H.,&nbsp; Hussein, E. and Al-Horani, F. &ldquo;Innovative Approach of Bioremediation of the Oil Spills Contaminating Gulf of Aqaba and the Surrounding Region Using Naturally Isolated Oil-Degrading Bacterial Consortiums". Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 2008. Amount of Fund: $287,000.00 for 3 years. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Najm, E., Hussein, E. Effect of heavy metals on microbial variations of certain water dams or rivers and ways to investigate that effect and to enhance their presence. Yarmouk University, 2009/2010, Amount of Fund: $3,500.00. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Hussein, E. and Malkawi, H. Molecular detection and Identification of oil degrading bacteria from oil-contaminated soil in the northeast part of Jordan. Yarmouk University, 2009/2010, Amount of Fund: $16,000.00. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Al-Qudah, M., Muhaidat, R. and Hussein, E. Research grant from Yarmouk University, 2010.&nbsp; Grant no. 5/2010.&nbsp; Title: &ldquo;Chemical Constituents of Jordanian Gynandriris sisyrinchium and their antimicrobial activity " Amount of Fund: $28,000.00. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Malkawi HI, Al-Horani FA and Hussein IH. Title: "Unravelling and expLoiting MedIterranean Sea microbial diversity and ecology for XEnobiotics&rsquo; and pollutantS&rsquo; clean up (ULIXES)". Submitted to KBBE. 2010.3.5-03: Approaches towards bioremediation of the Mediterranean Sea by exploring its microbial diversity &ndash; SICA (Mediterranean Partner Countries). EU. FP7-KBBE- 2010-4. Approved for funding: July 2010 Proposal # 266473. Amount of Fund: &euro;2,993,869.00 EUR. https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/97824_en.html </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Hussein, E., Kanan, G., Qar, J., Massaedeh, M. and Al-Horani FA. Establishing a database for the coral reef associated bacterial community and investigating their potential of producing bioactive substances. Yarmouk University, 2011/2012, Amount of Fund: $28,000.00. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Hussein, E., Qar, J., Massaedeh, M. and Al-Horani FA. Coral-associated Microbial Community structure in polluted sites in the Gulf of Aqaba. Yarmouk University, 2012/2013, Amount of Fund: $30,000.00. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Hussein, E. Biosurfactant Production, Antimicrobial Activity and UV Resistance of Stylophora pistilata and Galaxea fusciculares -Associated Bacteria from the Gulf of Aqaba. Yarmouk University, 2013/2014, Amount of Fund: $80,000.00. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Hussein, E., Ziad Alsaed and Abdulrahman Alserogy. Isolation, characterization and treatment of microbial agents responsible for the deterioration of archeological objects in Jordanian Museums and the Roman Aqueduct of Gadara. 20116/2017, Amount of Fund: $30,000.00. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Hussein, E., Mohammad M. Obaidat, Amjad A. Mahasneh. Enterotoxin genes profiles, antibiotic resistance patterns and prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus in dairy animal farms in Jordan. Yarmouk University, 20116/2017, Amount of Fund: $16,000.00. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Hussein, Emad, Ali, Alya, and Alshibli, Sara. 2017. Microbiological Analysis of Swimming Pools Water from Tourists Hotels in Al Sharqiyah Region. Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Research Award Program (FURAP). A&rsquo;Sharqiyah University, Amount of Fund: OMR 2,400.00 </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Hussein, Emad, Al-Shakiliya, Bayan, Al Badi, Najoud, and AL Marhubi, Hajar. 2018. Are we aware how contaminated shopping carts is with Pathogenic and Drug-Resistant Bacteria?. Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Research Award Program (FURAP), A&rsquo;Sharqiyah University, Amount of Fund: OMR 2,400.00 </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Al-Ani, Falah and Hussein, Emad. 2018. A seasonal investigation on the prevalence of infectious diseases in freshwater and pond fishes in the Sultanate of Oman. Block Funding Program (BFP): RG Call 2018. A&rsquo;Sharqiyah University, Amount of Fund: OMR 4,500.00 &nbsp; Hussein, Emad and Al-Ani. 2019. Falah Establishing a database for the coral reef-associated bacterial community and investigating their potential of producing bioactive substances. Block Funding Program (BFP): RG Call 2019. A&rsquo;Sharqiyah University, Amount of Fund: OMR 17,500.00 </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> National Research Award 2019 in the research area of: HHS (HEALTH). Hussein, Emad, Al-Shakiliya, Bayan, Al Badi, Najoud, and AL Marhubi, Hajar. 2019. Are we aware of how contaminated shopping carts is with Pathogenic and Drug-Resistant Bacteria?. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> Research collaboration with an American professor at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA, several articles was published together during 2017 and the beginning of 2018 and five other manuscripts have been sent for publication in reputable ISI journals. </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>