Biography

Tawfiq Qubbaj holds a BSc in plant production and protection from An Najah national university, a M.Sc. in Horticulture from The University of Jordan (Jordan) and a Ph.D in plant physiology & biotechnology from Hohenheim University (Germany). After graduation he worked with different national and international organizations (UNDP, JICA & MOA) in the Jordan valley area as a researcher, where he was involved in implementing different applied research projects focusing on Sustainable Agriculture and improving crop productivity. In early 2011, after less than a year since moving to Canada, he joined Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as a visiting research participant, and handled a research project focused on sustainable insect crop pest control derived from natural plant volatiles. In May 2012 he joined the University of Guelph, Dep. of Plant Agriculture as a Research Associate, worked on a research project focusing on the application of safe plant-derived chemical compounds, as a sustainable approach for extending fruits shelf-life. Studying the physiological and molecular role of different phytohormones in stone fruit trees ripening process.

Since August 2016 he is working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Plant Production and Protection, Faulty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, at An-Najah National University instructing different graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of field crops, plant nutrition, and postharvest physiology.

 In summary he is a well-established plant physiologist and biotechnologist, with more than 15 years of International academic and research work experience in the field of plant production and protection.

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Education
Institution
University of Hohenheim
Country
Germany
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Agriculture
Department
Department of plant science
Thesis
Physiological and Molecular responses of resistant and susceptible apple cultivars Malus domestica L. to the Rosy apple aphid, Dysaphis plantaginea (Passerini).
Speciality
Plant Physiology and Biotechnology,
Sub speciality
Duration
2001 - 2005
Institution
University of Jordan
Country
Jordan
Degree
MSc
Faculty
Faculty of Agriculture
Department
Horteculture
Thesis
Effect of acid or base treatment on rooting of semi-hard wood ‘Nabali‘ olive cuttings.
Speciality
Plant production /Horticulture
Sub speciality
Duration
1996 - 1999
Institution
An-Najah National University
Country
Palestine
Degree
BSc
Faculty
Faculty of Agriculture
Department
plant production
Thesis
none for BSc
Speciality
plant production
Sub speciality
Duration
1992 - 1996
Employment History
Country
Palestine
Institution
An-Najah National University
Position/Job Description
Assistant Professor
Period
Aug. 6, 2016 - Until Now
Country
Palestine
Institution
National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC)
Position/Job Description
Researcher,
Period
July 1, 2015 - July 30, 2016
Country
Canada
Institution
Uni. Guelph
Position/Job Description
Research Associate
Period
Feb. 1, 2013 - Dec. 25, 2015
Country
Canada
Institution
Agriculture and Agri- Food Canada
Position/Job Description
Visiting Research Participant
Period
March 1, 2011 - Dec. 24, 2012
Country
Palestine
Institution
National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC)
Position/Job Description
Head of the department of plant production and protection
Period
April 15, 2006 - Aug. 1, 2010
Country
Palestine
Institution
Al-Quds Open University
Position/Job Description
Part time Instructor
Period
Sept. 1, 2008 - July 15, 2010
Country
Palestine
Institution
UNDP
Position/Job Description
Seed technologist,
Period
Aug. 1, 1999 - Aug. 30, 2000
Publications
Courses
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