Salah Tofik Jalal Balaky

Assistant Professor

College of Health Sciences

Department of Medical Microbiology

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I am teaching Molecular Microbiology, General Bacteriology, Medical Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Agents at College of Health Sciences/ Hawler Medical University since 2014.




My research area is Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria at molecular levels. Molecular typing of causetive agents of infections such as H. pylori and C. diffecile. Phage therapy is another intreresting field of my research areas. 

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I supervised 2 groups of students this year 2019-2020

1. The role of E. coli and K. pneumonia in UTI Infections in Erbil.


2. Prevalence of P. aeruginosa in wound infections in Erbil city.

I have several published articles

1. Survival analysis of patients with tuberculosis in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region. BMC Infectious Diseases, 19, Article number: 865 (2019).

2.GeneXpert MTB-RIF Assay as a Rapid and Effective Molecular Method for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Erbil City. Zanco J. Med. Sci. (HMU).

3.Evaluation of Invasive and Non-Invasive Methods for the Diagnosis of H. pylori in Dyspepsia Patients. Vol 16 No 2 (2019): Diyala Journal of Medicine, 16, 2, June 2019

4. Molecular Detection of SHV-Type ESBL in E. coli and K. pneumoniae
and their Antimicrobial Resistance Profile.Zanco J. Med. Sci. (HMU).

5. Screening Microbial Contamination of Smoking Waterpipe (Narghile) in Erbil city/ Iraq, Journal of University of Babylon, Pure and Applied Sciences,Vol.(26), No.(5): 2018.

6. Molecular Identification of Acinetobacter baumanii and Acinetobacter genomic species 13TU Using PCR. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences.

7. Fluorescent antibody technique for the diagnosis of Vibrio Cholera, Zanco J. Med. Sci., January 2002. Mansoor, E. and Balaky, S.

I have completed my BSc degree and MSc at college of Science/ University of Salahaddin in Microbiology field.

I have awarded PhD in Molecular Microbiology at University of Durham/ UK.

1. Head of Medical Microbiology Department.

2. Director of Careere Developement Center (HMU-CDC) since 2016.

3. Member of Alumni commettee of Hawler Medical University.

4. Member of the Scientific Committee of College of Health Sciences.

5. Member of Microbiology Society London