Dr. Karkaz M Thalij is currently Dean of College of Agriculture, Tikrit University, Iraq. He graduated with a Ph.D from Mosul University, in Iraq and subsequently served as a researcher and academic staff for almost 28 years at the Trade and Agriculture ministry, Mosul and Tikrit University and Chief Researcher in the field of Microbial assay and the food and feed quality control in the Trading and Agriculture Ministry Laboratories. He was Expert in Food Microbial Detection, Mycotoxin Analysis and Food Quality Process. He also has experience as University Professor, Lecturer and supervisor for more than 57 Ph.D and M.Sc Post-graduate Students in Iraq Universities and supervises student research projects in the field of Food and Clinical Microbiology, Food Biotechnology applications. He is the member of more than 100 examining committees for post-graduate student in different universities. He was Head for the department of Food Sciences and Biotechnology for six years from 2004 to 2010 in College of Agriculture, Tikrit University and Scientific Assistant of Dean for two years from 2010 to 2011. He published more than 70 Research Articles in Arabic and English languages.
He also has experience in teaching the subjects of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering for the graduate students, and the subjects of Advanced Biotechnology, Microbial Physiology, Genetic Microbiology, Fermentation, Probiotic bacteria for the post-graduate students. He has subscribed in more than 12 local conferences in Iraqi universities and ministry, and more than 12 workshops, training courses, symposium and foreign conferences in different universities. He was a head and member for grading committees, authorships and translating committees, University Consul for Quality Assurance in Tikrit University. He has more than 63 Acknowledgments Reports from Dean, Presidents, of Iraqi universities and the Minster of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Food Microbial Detection; Mycotoxin Analysis; Food Quality Process; Microbial Physiology; Genetic Microbiology; Fermentation; Probiotic bacteria.