Biography

Dr. Raed the Dean of Science Faculty in An-Najah National University; his main area of research interests is on Environmental biotechnologies including assessment of genetic diversities; Phytosanitary actions; and uses of Rhizobacteria in phytoremediation, beside his experiences on developing molecular diagnostic tools and plant tissue culturing techniques that serves conserving biodiversities. Dr. Alkowni is fluently a speaker of Arabic, English and Italian languages. In addition, Dr. Raed has responsibilities as An-Najah University “Coordinator of H2020 programs”, and a staff member of its Center for excellence in learning and teaching (CELT). Dr. Raed Alkowni was graduated from University of Bari, Italy in (2001), and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher (Junior Specialist) at University of California - Davis, USA, between (2001-2003) and (2007-2008). He won many scholarships and grants to his outstanding achievements in the scientific researches. He is the founder of Ecology Friend association (EFA) as well as ECOPAL-Forum

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Education
Institution
Bari University
Country
Italy
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Higher education
Department
Plant Protection-Virology
Thesis
Development and Application of Molecular Diagnosis for Detection of Olive Infecting Viruses and Molecular Characterization of Olive Latent Ringspot Virus (OLRSV)
Speciality
Biotechnology / Plant Pathology and Applied Microbiology
Sub speciality
Molecular Plant Virology
Duration
1997 - 2001
Institution
The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (IAM-B),
Country
Italy
Degree
MSc
Faculty
The International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM).
Department
Virology
Thesis
Evaluation of the Sanitary Status of Grapevine in Palestine
Speciality
Plant Virology
Sub speciality
Duration
1996 - 1997
Institution
The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (IAM-B),
Country
Italy
Degree
Postgraduate Diploma
Faculty
The International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM).
Department
Plant protection
Thesis
Organization of a Center for the Production of Grapevine Virus-Free Material
Speciality
Protection of Mediterranean Fruit Tree Crops
Sub speciality
Duration
1995 - 1996
Institution
Department of Crop Protection
Country
Jordan
Degree
BSc
Faculty
University of Jordan
Department
crop protection
Thesis
none
Speciality
Plant Pathology
Sub speciality
Duration
1988 - 1992
Institution
King Talal school
Country
Palestine
Degree
High School
Faculty
Department
Thesis
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
1987 - 1984
Employment History
Country
United States of America
Institution
Department of Plant Pathology, University of California at Davis, California, USA
Position/Job Description
Postdoctoral Fellow
Period
April 15, 2001 - Aug. 15, 2003
Country
Palestine
Institution
The Arab American University – Jenin (AAUJ)
Position/Job Description
Head of the Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Period
Aug. 15, 2003 - June 15, 2007
Country
Palestine
Institution
An-Najah national university
Position/Job Description
Professor (Associate)
Period
Aug. 15, 2009 - July 15, 2017
Country
United States of America
Institution
UC-Davis
Position/Job Description
Researcher (Junior Specialist),
Period
Aug. 8, 2007 - Feb. 15, 2008
Publications
Courses
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