Microbiology

1. About the department

The medical microbiology course will give the students a solid grounding in all aspects of microbiology, enabling you to understand the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and control of infectious diseases.

Medical microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. Students will study microbes at a cellular level and learn about their interactions with higher organisms, including the ways in which microbes cause disease, the spread of infections through a population, and strategies for preventing and treating diseases caused by microbes.

The course of Medical Microbiology consists of Bacteriology, virology, and mycology with emphasis on classification, structure and role in health and disease. The aim of the course is to provide the students with both the theoretical foundation and the practical skills necessary for the management of microbial diseases during their medical practice.

2. Department staff

Professor El Shiekh Mahgoub

Dr Gihan Alteyeb (course coordinator)

Dr Ilham Osman

3. Research activities

Prevalence of Extended Spectrum ß-lactamase Enzymes (ESBLs) and common genotypes among Enterobacteriaceae family in Sudan

Enterobacteriaceae-producing extended spectrum ß-lactamase enzymes (ESBLs) are a clinical threat and have been associated with increased mortality in patients with severe infections. The prevalence of ESBL producers is rapidly increasing in Sudan.

Together with the Institute of endemic diseases, university of Khartoum, we are conducting a study to investigate the prevalence of ESBLs among Enterobacteriaceae family and to study the prevalent genotypes in different regions in Sudan.

4. External relations

Institute of endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum

Research collaboration

The Society for Healthcare epidemiology of America (SHEA):

Dr Nagwa Mustafa is the SHEA international ambassador for 2014. She represented Sudan during the SHEA spring meeting (Denver, Colorado, the USA)

5. Department activities

Guideline: list the main department activities, other than research. These are for example: events, students’ services or scientific projects, successful experiences, etc. (Not more than five projects/interests, and not more than 10 lines for each project).

6. Resources & Links

http://www.asmusa.org/

http://www.cdc.gov/

http://www.who.int/

http://www.virology.net/Big_Virology/BVHomePage.html

http://www.doctorfungus.org/

http://www.denniskunkel.com/

7. Contact information

  • Contact person: Dr Gihan Alteyeb