Dr. Mahmoud M Buazzi is currently an Associate Professor of microbiology, and head of the medical microbiology department, at college of medicine, Khoms, Libya.
He was a biological scientist and obtained his B.Sc (Hons) in 1980 from Libya, his MSc in 1983 in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, and his PhD in 1992 from the same university in Microbial Food Safety. His post-graduate research covered determination of the mechanism of action of antimicrobials in Listeria monocytogenes. He has worked in scientific research, predominantly as a microbiologist.
Dr. Buazzi enjoys a proven record of twelve years of distinguished post-graduate teaching, practical research/publishing, and administration in microbiology (medical, food), and microbial genetics. He has wide expertise in microbial food safety practices, microbiological risk assessment, and consulting to governmental, private, and public sectors in foodborne microbial disease hazards.
His microbiology research in academia has involved molecular and physiological characterization, and genetic relatedness of bacteria involved in gastrointestinal diseases. In academia and governmental research centers, Dr. Buazzi has carried out and supervised research in elucidating antimicrobial properties of ethnic plant extracts against many notoriously drug-resistant bacteria.
Determination of mode of action of novel antimicrobials in pathogenic bacteria; Development of new antimicrobials from medicinal plants; Determination of epidemiology and genetic relatedness of pathogenic bacteria; Development of laboratory methods investigating food-borne bacteria.