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Faculty:                               Science

Department:                       Biology

Address:                              Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Soran University


Phone Number:                 +964 (0)750 452 7842

Academic title:               Lecturer

Responsibility:               Teaching staff

General Expertise:          Biology

Specific Expertise:          Molecular Physiology

Research Interests:     

- Animal Physiology

- Phytochemistry



- B.Sc. in Biology from College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Iraq, (2006).

- M.Sc. in Animal Physiology from College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Iraq, (2010).

M.Sc. Project: Physiological Effects Of Melatonin On Leptin, Some Sex Hormones And Biochemical Parameters In

Albino Rats.

         - Ph.D in Molecular Physiology from Faculty of Science, University of Zakho, Iraq, (2015).

Ph.D Project: Phytochemical Screening and Anti-contraction Effect of Some Active Ingredients of Crataegus azarolus

var. aronia on Isolated Rat’s Aorta.


     I received B.Sc. in Biology at University of Salahaddin, Iraq, (2005-2006) with first rank degree among all students. Then I started my working in both University of Salahaddin and Soran University from 2006 to 2010 as an Assistant Biologist. I received my M.Sc. degree in Animal Physiology at University of Salahaddin in 2010 under supervision of Professor Almas M. R. Mahmud. Since 2010 to 2011 I was head of Biology Dept., acting dean’s assistant, manager of scientific and higher education affairs and examination committee member in Faculty of Science at Soran University, biological board member in Kurdistan Region-Iraq, member in board of hazardous (toxic) waste management in the laboratories of Universities and Technical Foundations in Kurdistan Region-Iraq and different other Committees and also assistant lecturer in Animal Physiology, (2010– 2015). In 2011-2012 I was accepted in Ph.D (Split-Site Program) in University of Zakho, Iraq in collaboration with University of Pavia, Italy under supervision of Professor Omar A. Al-habib  and Professor Giovanni Vidari. I received my Ph.D degree in Molecular Physiology (2015-2016). In addition, I was member of Scientific Committee (2015– 2017) and Scientific Qualification Committee of Higher Education (M.Sc. and Ph.D degree) (2016-2017) in Biology Dep., Faculty of Science at Soran University. Now, I am Lecturer at Faculty of Science, Soran University, (2015– to present).

Publications: (Books, researches)

- Solid silica-based sulfonic acid: A remarkably efficient heterogeneous reusable catalyst for the one-pot synthesis of 2H-indazolo [2,1-b] phthalazine-triones, S. Mohammad Sajadi, Ali Reza Faraji, Sarbast Ahmad Mahmud, Fereshteh Zeidali, Journal of Natural Sciences Research, Vol. 2, 12, 2012.

- K4[Fe(CN)6] as non-toxic source of cyanide for the cyanation of aryl halides using Pd-Beta zeolite as a heterogeneous catalyst, S. Mohammad Sajadi, Mehdi Maham and Sarbast Ahmad Mahmud, Journal of Chemical Research, 10, 2013, Pp 620–622.

- Physiological effects of melatonin on Leptin, testosterone and biochemical parameters in albino rats, Sarbast A. Mahmud and Almas M. R. Mahmud, IOSR Journal Of Pharmacy, Volume 3, Issue 4 (May 2013), Pp 48-53.

- Anti-contraction effects of euscaphic acid isolated from Crataegus azarolus var. aronia L on rat’s aortic smooth muscle, Omar A.M Al-Habib, Sarbast A. Mahmud and Giovanni Vidari, Advances in Life Science and Technology, Volume 33, (2015), Pp 48-60.

- A new ursane-type triterpenoid and other constituents from the leaves of Crataegus azarolus var. aronia, Sarbast A. Mahmud, Omar A.M Al-Habib, Serena Bugoni, Marco Clericuzio and Giovanni Vidari, Natural Product Communications. Volume 11, Issue 11 (2016), Pp 1637-1639.

- Histological effects of melatonin on testes in pinealectomized and normal rats, Imad T. Abdulla, Sarbast A. Mahmud and Aveen R. Khdhr, Tikrit Journal of Pure Science, under review, (2017).

- Green Synthesis of ZnO NPs using the aqueous extract of E. Cheiradenia Boiss and study of its stability and antibacterial properties, Sarbast A. Mahmud, Chnoor Mohammadi, Samir M. Hamad, S. Mohammad Sajadi and Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh, Journal of Colloids and Interface Science, Submitted, 2017.

 - Study of the optimal extraction conditions of flavonoid and antioxidant investigation of Moringa oliferae, Sarbast Ahmad Mahmud, Mini revision, International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2017.

 - Flavonoids from the root of the Euphorbia condylocarpa. M. bieb, Sarbast Ahmad Mahmud, Aveen Rustam Khdhr and S. Mohammad Sajadi, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, Under review, 2017.

 - Optimization of phenolics extraction conditions from the root of "Euphorbia wallichii", Sarbast Ahmad Mahmud, S. Mohammad Sajadi and Aveen Rustam Khdhr, Submitted, International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2017.

 - Green synthesis of bioactive nanoparticles using Euphorbia heteradena leaf extract and its application as antibacterial agent, S. Mohammad Sajadi, Sarbast Ahmad Mahmud, Aveen Rustam Khdhr, Under preparation, 2017.

Scientific Activities: (Conference, Workshop, Symposium..)


- Participator in a Workshop on “The Use of PowerLab, LabChart and LabTutor as an Efficient Practical Teaching System” University of Dohuk, , Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq, (October 27 th and 28 th /2010).

- Participator in a Workshop on “The Principles of National Development” Soran University, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq, (January 5 th - 20 th /2011).

- Participator in a Workshop on “The Use of ADInstruments Data Acquisition Systems in Teaching and Research” University of Zakho, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq, (October 26 th and 27 th /2011).

- Participator in a Workshop on “Google Scholar Citation” Soran University, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq, (February 16 th /2017).

- Participator in a Workshop on “Computer Science Exhibition” Faculty of Science, Soran University, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq, (February 12th/ 2017).