Prof. Hashem M. Al-Sheikh

Prof. Hashem M. Al-Sheikh

Professor
King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Applied Mycology from University of Nottingham, UK

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Biography

Dr. Hashem M. Al-Sheikh is currently working as Associate Professor at King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. He has completed his Ph.D. in Applied Mycology from same University. His area of expertise includes Mycology, Applied Mycology, Aspergillus Niger, Environmental Mycology, Molecular Biology (fungi), Fungal Genetics, and Protein Secretion in fungi, In-door Air-Borne Mycoflora, Seed-Borne Fungi, and Pythium flora of Saudi Arabia. He has 12 publications in journals as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Environmental Sciences
100%
Atmospheric Pollution
62%
Environmental Mycology
90%
Fungal Genetics
75%
Environment Engineering
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Al-Sheikh, H. and R.S. Yehia, 2016. In vitro antifungal efficacy of Aspergillus niger ATCC 9642 chitosan-AgNPs composite against post-harvest disease of citrus fruits. Applied Biochem. Microbiol., 52: 413-420.
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  2. Al-Sheikh, H., 2015. LAMP-PCR detection of ochratoxigenic Aspergillus species collected from peanut kernel. Genet. Mol. Res., 14: 634-644.
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  3. Al-Sheikh, H., 2015. Eliminating of pathogenic soil borne Pythium species spreading across the marine port of Duba. Sci. J. King Faisal Univ., 16: 53-74.
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  4. Al-Sheikh, H., 2015. Antifungal evaluation of medicinal plant on some pathogenic fungi. J. Pure Applied Microbiol., 9: 515-521.
  5. Al-Sheikh, H. and R.S. Yehia, 2015. Decolorization of methylene blue using silver nanoparticles synthesized from endophytic fungus. J. Pure Applied Microbiol., 9: 433-439.
  6. Yehia, R.S. and H. Al-Sheikh, 2014. Biosynthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles produced by Pleurotus ostreatus and their anticandidal and anticancer activities. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 30: 2797-2803.
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  7. Al-Sheikh, H., 2014. Occurrence of fungi in household water tanks in Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia. J. Pure Applied Microbiol., 9: 4385-4391.
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  8. Al-Sheikh, H., 2014. Antifungal activity of the cyanobacterium Nostoc muscorum isolated from Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia. J. Pure Applied Microbiol., 9: 111-117.
  9. Al-Sheikh, H. and H.M.A. Abdelzaher, 2012. Occurrence, Identification and Pathogenicity of Pythium aphanidermatum, P. diclinum, P. dissotocum and Pythium "Group P" Isolated from Dawmat Al-Jandal Lake, Saudi Arabia. Res. J. Environ. Sci. 6: 196-209.
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  10. Al-Sheikh, H. and H.M.A. Abdelzaher, 2012. Materials for Pythium flora of Saudi Arabia (I) Occurrence, pathogenicity and physiology of reproduction of Pythium aphanidermatum (Edson) Fitzp. isolated from north and east regions of Saudi Arabia. Res. J. Microbiol., 7: 82-100.
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  11. Al-Sheikh, H., 2010. Two pathogenic species of Pythium: P. aphanidermatum and P. diclinum from a wheat field. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 17: 347-352.
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  12. Al-Sheikh, H. and H.M.A. Abdelzaher, 2010. Isolation of Aspergillus sulphureus, Penicillium islandicum and Paecilomyces variotii from agricultural soil and their biological activity against Pythium spinosum, the damping-off organism of soybean. J. Biol. Sci., 10: 178-189.
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  13. Al-Sheikh, H. and H.M.A. Abdelzaher, 2010. Differentiation between two isolates of Pythium ultimum var. ultimum isolated from diseased plants in two different continents. J. Biol. Sci., 10: 306-315.
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  14. Al-Sheikh, H. and A.A. Fathi, 2010. Ecological studies on lake Al-Asfar (Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia) with special references to the sediment. Res. J. Environ. Sci., 4: 13-22.
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  15. Al-Sheikh, H., 2009. Epidemiology of dermatophytes in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Res. J. Microbiol., 4: 229-234.
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  16. Al-Sheikh, H., 2009. Effect of lactoferrin and iron on the growth of human pathogenic Candida species. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 12: 91-94.
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  17. Al-Sheikh, H., 2009. Date-Palm fruit spoilage and seed-borne fungi of Saudi Arabia. Res. J. Microbiol., 4: 208-213.
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  18. Al-Sheikh, H., 2008. Air-borne mycoflora in the schools environment in hofuf, Al Hassa province of Saudi Arabia. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 15: 237-241.
  19. MacKenzie, D.A., H. Al-Sheikh, A.J. Watson, D.J. Jeenes, P. Wongwathanarat, N.D. Coleman and D.B. Archer, 2005. UPR-independent dithiothreitol stress-induced genes in Aspergillus niger. Mol. Gen. Genom., 274: 410-418.
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  20. Al-Sheikh, H., A.J. Watson, G.A. Lacey, P.J. Punt and D.A. MacKenzie et al., 2004. Endoplasmic reticulum stress leads to the selective transcriptional downregulation of the glucoamylase gene in Aspergillus niger. Mol. Microbiol., 53: 1731-1742.
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  21. Holt, S.M., H. Al-Sheikh and K.J. Shin, 2001. Characterization of dextran-producing Leuconostoc strains. Lett. Applied Microbiol., 32: 185-189.
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