Dr. Rana M Jamous, PhD - Biodiversity & Environmental Research Center - Head of Biodiversity & Biotechnology Research Unit

Dr. Rana M Jamous

PhD

Biodiversity & Environmental Research Center

Head of Biodiversity & Biotechnology Research Unit

Nablus | Palestine

Main Specialties: Biology, Dermatology, Oncology, Statistics

Additional Specialties: Molecular Biology

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Dr. Rana M Jamous, PhD - Biodiversity & Environmental Research Center - Head of Biodiversity & Biotechnology Research Unit

Dr. Rana M Jamous

PhD

Introduction

I have Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Hohenheim University in Germany in 2012. I received “The Hisham Hijjawi Award for Applied Sciences” in the field of Industry & Environment for the year 1999. Currently, I am the head of the Biodiversity & Biotechnology Research Unit, at BERC. My research lines include Biotechnology, Epigenetics, Molecular Biology, Plant diversity. During My work at BERC, I was Co-PI for a range of research projects in agriculture, biotechnology financed by DFG, ENPI, MERC, GEF

Primary Affiliation: Biodiversity & Environmental Research Center - Nablus , Palestine

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Education

Universitat Hohenheim
PhD

Experience

Jan 2010
Biodiversity & Environmental Research Center
Head of Unit
Biodiversity & Biotechnology Research Unit

Publications

19Publications

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29Profile Views

122PubMed Central Citations

Characterizing Palestinian snake melon (Cucumis melo var. flexuosus) germplasm diversity and structure using SNP and DArTseq markers.

BMC Plant Biol 2018 Oct 19;18(1):246. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Biodiversity and Environmental Research Center, BERC, Til, Nablus, Palestine.

Background: Crop landraces embody a source of beneficial genes potentially providing endurance to environmental stress and other agronomic qualities including yield. Our study included 88 snake melon accessions (Cucumis melo var. flexuosus) collected from 9 districts in the Palestinian West-Bank. These accessions represent four landraces of Palestinian snake melon: Green, and White Baladi, and Green, and White Sahouri.

Results: This is the first report on successful application of genotyping by sequencing in snake melon. Nine thousand seven hundred fifty single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and 7400 DArTseq genetic markers were employed to evaluate genetic biodiversity and population structure of Palestinian snake melon germplasm collection. Clustering based on neighbor-joining-analysis, principle coordinate and Bayesian model implemented in Structure showed that patterns of genetic diversity of snake melon landraces depends on their geographical source and unraveled the presence of two major local landraces (Sahouri, and Baladi) with accessions from each group clustering together. A significant correlation was observed between both types of markers in Mantel correlation test. A significant association between genetic and geographic matrices (P?
Conclusion: The Palestinian landraces seem to have unique genes that may allow the enhancement of the global snake melon gene pool and developments of the plant production worldwide. Our subsequent objective is to detect genotypes with promising qualities and to conduct association mapping studies concentrating on Fusarium-wilt resistance, yield, and environmental stresses.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-018-1475-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6194588PMC
October 2018
6 Reads
3.813 Impact Factor

Antiobesity and Antioxidant Potentials of Selected Palestinian Medicinal Plants.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2018 13;2018:8426752. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Biodiversity and Environmental Research Center (BERC), Til, Nablus, State of Palestine.

We evaluated the antioxidant and porcine pancreatic lipase inhibition (PPLI) activities of 90 plants extracts. The antioxidant activity was measured using the free-radical scavenging capacity (DPPH) and reducing power (RP) assays. The pancreatic lipase inhibition assay was used to determine the PPLI activity of plant extracts. Among the 90 plant extracts examined, 41.0 % crude extracts showed antilipase activity of more than 50%. The most active plants by means of IC value were (0.5 mg/ml), (leaves) (0.8 mg/mL), (0.8 mg/mL), (1.2 mg/mL), and (1.2 mg/mL). The antioxidant activity of plant extracts using the DPPH and RP assays reveals comparable results. The most active antioxidant extracts using both assays were the leaves and fruit epicarp of , areal parts of , and leaves of . Our results suggest natural resources that possess strong antioxidant and pancreatic lipase inhibitory activities with potential applications in the treatment and prevention of obesity and overweight. The extracts of and were proved to have a great potential as antioxidants and antiobesity agents.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/8426752DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6031216PMC
June 2018
158 Reads
1.931 Impact Factor

Complementary and alternative medicine use among cancer patients in Palestine with special reference to safety-related concerns.

J Ethnopharmacol 2016 Jul 25;187:104-22. Epub 2016 Apr 25.

Biodiversity and Environmental Research Center-BERC, Til-Nablus, Palestine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2016.04.038DOI Listing
July 2016
9 Reads
4 Citations
3.000 Impact Factor

Traditional Arabic Palestinian ethnoveterinary practices in animal health care: A field survey in the West Bank (Palestine).

J Ethnopharmacol 2016 Apr 8;182:35-49. Epub 2016 Feb 8.

Biodiversity and Environmental Research Center-BERC, Til-Nablus, Palestine; Palestinian Military Services, Ramallah, Palestine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2016.02.005DOI Listing
April 2016
11 Reads
5 Citations
3.000 Impact Factor

Plants used during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and infant healthcare in Palestine.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2015 May 2;21(2):84-93. Epub 2015 Apr 2.

Biodiversity and Environmental Research Center-BERC, Til, Nablus, Palestine; Palestinian Military Services, Ramallah, Palestine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.03.004DOI Listing
May 2015
9 Reads
4 Citations

Compared perspectives of Arab patients in Palestine and Israel on the role of complementary medicine in cancer care.

J Pain Symptom Manage 2015 May 10;49(5):878-84. Epub 2014 Dec 10.

Biodiversity and Environmental Research Centre, Til, Nablus, Palestine. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.10.006DOI Listing
May 2015
47 Reads
2 Citations
2.800 Impact Factor

HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS screening of bioactive components from Rhus coriaria L. (Sumac) fruits.

Food Chem 2015 Jan 12;166:179-91. Epub 2014 Jun 12.

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Avda. Fuentenueva, 18071 Granada, Spain; Functional Food Research and Development Centre (CIDAF), PTS Granada, Avda. del Conocimiento, Edificio Bioregión, 18016 Granada, Spain. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.06.011DOI Listing
January 2015
11 Reads
17 Citations
3.391 Impact Factor

In vitro antioxidant and antitumor activities of six selected plants used in the Traditional Arabic Palestinian herbal medicine.

Pharm Biol 2014 Oct 27;52(10):1249-55. Epub 2014 May 27.

Biodiversity & Environmental Research Center (BERC) , Til, Nablus , Palestine and.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13880209.2014.886274DOI Listing
October 2014
27 Reads
7 Citations
1.340 Impact Factor

Frequent migration of introduced cucurbit-infecting begomoviruses among Middle Eastern countries.

Virol J 2014 Oct 9;11:181. Epub 2014 Oct 9.

Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick NJ 08901, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1743-422X-11-181DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4201715PMC
October 2014
23 Reads
2 Citations
2.181 Impact Factor

Molecular characterization of watermelon chlorotic stunt virus (WmCSV) from Palestine.

Viruses 2014 Jun 20;6(6):2444-62. Epub 2014 Jun 20.

Biodiversity and Biotechnology Research Unit, Biodiversity and Environmental Research Center-BERC, Til, Nablus 970, Palestine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v6062444DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4074936PMC
June 2014
9 Reads
2 Citations
3.280 Impact Factor

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among hypertensive patients in Palestine.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2013 Nov 30;19(4):256-63. Epub 2013 Sep 30.

Biodiversity & Environmental Research Center - BERC, Til, Nablus, Palestine. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2013.09.001DOI Listing
November 2013
10 Reads
10 Citations

Complementary and alternative medicine use amongst Palestinian diabetic patients.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2012 Feb 2;18(1):16-21. Epub 2011 Oct 2.

Biodiversity & Environmental Research Center, BERC, Til, Nablus, Palestine, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2011.09.001DOI Listing
February 2012
9 Reads
12 Citations

Herbal preparation use by patients suffering from cancer in Palestine.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2011 Nov 2;17(4):235-40. Epub 2011 Jul 2.

Biodiversity & Environmental Research Center, BERC, Til, Nablus, Palestine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2011.06.002DOI Listing
November 2011
9 Reads
14 Citations

The helper component-proteinase of the Zucchini yellow mosaic virus inhibits the Hua Enhancer 1 methyltransferase activity in vitro.

J Gen Virol 2011 Sep 18;92(Pt 9):2222-6. Epub 2011 May 18.

Biodiversity and Environmental Research Center-BERC, Til-Nablus, Palestinian Authority.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/vir.0.031534-0DOI Listing
September 2011
13 Reads
8 Citations
3.183 Impact Factor

Ecology of hymexazol-insensitive Pythium species in field soils.

Mycopathologia 2003 ;156(4):333-42

Department of Biology, An-Najah University, Nablus, Palestine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/b:myco.0000003561.47451.f7DOI Listing
March 2004
8 Reads
1.530 Impact Factor

Distribution, occurrence and characterization of entomopathogenic fungi in agricultural soil in the Palestinian area.

Mycopathologia 2002 ;156(3):235-44

Department of Biology, An-Najah University, Nablus, Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/a:1023339103522DOI Listing
July 2003
10 Reads
2 Citations
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Ecology of dermatophytes and other keratinophilic fungi in swimming pools and polluted and unpolluted streams.

Mycopathologia 2002 ;156(3):193-205

Department of Biological Sciences, An-Najah University, Nablus, Palestinian Authority, via Israel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/a:1023311411004DOI Listing
July 2003
11 Reads
5 Citations
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Prevalence of tinea capitis as well as of asymptomatic carriers in school children in Nablus area (Palestine).

Mycoses 2002 Jun;45(5-6):188-94

Department of Biological Sciences, An-Najah University, Nablus and Private Clinic, Nablus, Palestine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1439-0507.2002.00761.xDOI Listing
June 2002
12 Reads
4 Citations
1.805 Impact Factor