Dr. Nussieba Ahmed Osman Elhag

Assistant Professor

Sudan University of Science and Technology

College of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Pathology, Parasitology and Microbiology

P.O. Box 204 Kuku, Khartoum-North, Sudan


Biography

Academic qualifications
Feb.2015: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (Dr. Med. Vet.) in Molecular Virology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Hannover, Germany (2010-
2015). Thesis entitled: Expression studies of peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) haemagglutinin (H) and fusion (F) envelope glycoproteins. http://elib.tihohannover.
de/dissertations/ahmedosmanelhagn_ss15.html
May 2005: Master of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc.) in Virology, Department of Preventive Medicine &Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of
Khartoum, Sudan (2002-2005). Thesis entitled: Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in Sudan: detection, virus isolation and identification, pathogenicity and
serosurveillance.
May 1999: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.), ranked among the upper 5% in the class, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan (1994-1999).

Research Interest

Area of interest in the field of Virology
 Molecular virology.
 Diagnostic virology.
 Recombinant vaccines.
 Animal viruses especially the causat ive agents for viral diseases of equines, cattle,
sheep and goats.
 Serosurveillance as a tool for epidemiology of viral diseases.

Scientific Activities

Awards & Scholarships
 PhD Scholarship (Sudan 473/ Desk 413/ DAAD code no. A/08/98938) awarded by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service/Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), Germany (2010-2014).
 A postgraduate master degree award from the Sudanese Ministry of Higher and Scientific Education, Khartoum, Sudan (2002-2005).

Publications

Monograph
1. Nussieba Ahmed Osman Elhag, 2015. Expression studies of peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) haemagglutinin (H) and fusion (F) envelope glycoproteins. Hannover
University of Veterinary Medicine/Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover (TiHo), Hannover, Germany.
2. Nussieba Ahmed Osman Elhag, 2005. Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in Sudan: detection, virus isolation & identification, pathogenicity and serosurveillance. University
of Khartoum, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan.
Published Articles
1. Osman, N.A., A/Rahman, M.E., Ali, A.S. and Fadol, M.A., 2008. Rapid Detection of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Virus Antigen in Sudan by Agar Gel Precipitation (AGPT) and Haemagglutination (HA) Tests. Tropical Animal Health and Production 40(5), 363-368.
2. Osman, N.A., Ali, A.S., A/Rahman, M.E. and Fadol, M.A., 2009. Antibody Seroprevalences against Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Virus in Sheep and Goats in
Sudan. Tropical Animal Health and Production 41(7), 1449-1453.
3. Osman, N.A., Ali, A.S., A/Rahman, M.E. and Fadol, M.A., 2009. Pathological, Serological and Virological Findings in Goats Experimentally Infected with Sudanese Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Virus Isolates. Journal of General and Molecular Virology 1(1), 001- 006.
4. Nussieba A. Osman, Anja Röder, Katrin Giesow and Günther M. Keil. Genetic fusion of peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) haemagglutinin and fusion surface glycoprotein coding sequences with glycoprotein B of bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) interferes with transport and function of gB for BHV-1 infectious replication. (Submitted to Virus Research).
5. Nussieba A. Osman, Raquel Portugal, Katrin Giesow and Günther M. Keil. Productive replication of peste des petits ruminants virus Nigeria 75/1 vaccine strain in Vero cells correlates with inefficient maturation of the viral fusion protein. (Submitted to Virology).
6. Nussieba A. Osman, Jutta Veits and Günther M. Keil. Molecular and genetic characterization of peste des petits ruminants virus Kurdistan strain 2011 based on the
haemagglutinin and fusion protein genes sequences. (Submitted to Small Ruminant Research).
7. Nussieba A. Osman, Hashim M. A. Ibrahim, Alwia A. Osman, Rihab M. Alnour and Omiema A. Gamal Eldin. Sero-prevalence of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus Antibodies in Sheep and Goats from North and Middle Sudan. (Submitted to Tropical Animal Health and Production).
8. Rayan M. Asil, Nussieba A. Osman, Abdelgadir Ballal, Saafass Alsarraj, Wegdan H. Ali, Baraa A. Mohamed and Shaza M. Mutwakil. First Evidence of a Lineage IV Peste des
Petits Ruminants Virus Infection in Gazelles “Gazelle Dorcas” in the Sudan 2016-2017. (Submitted to Transboundary and Emerging Diseases).
9. Wegdan H. Ali, Nussieba A. Osman, Rayan M. Asil, Nafeesa Elnouman, Baraa A. Mohamed and Shaza M. Mutwakil. Sero-prevalence of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus
Antibodies in Cattle from the Sudan. (Submitted to Tropical Animal Health and Production).

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