Nabil MS Amor

Bio: 
Dr. Nabil MS Amor Assistant Professor- Bioinformatics KSU Mammals Research Chair, Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O.Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Kingdome of Saudi Arabia. Email: namor@ksu.edu.sa or nabil.amor@gmail.com Cell +966 532537101 Tel +966 11 4675756 Fax +966 11 4678514
  • Education
    • March 2010 - PhD: Biological sciences and Biotechnology, at the Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir. Monastir, Tunisia.
    “Phylogeographic and genetic study of the most common western Mediterranean Anuran species” final grade: With Highest Honors
    • December 2005 - Master’s degree: Genetic and Biodiversity, at the Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir. Monastir, Tunisia.
    “karyological characterization four Tunisian species of Anura (Amphibia)” final grade: With Highest Honors
    • 2003 - Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at the Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir. Final grade: Very satisfactory
    B- Work Experience
    - Assistant professor Position
    · 2011-2016: Assistant professor Position at the Higher Institute of Applied Biological sciences of Tunis, Tunisia. Teaching Bioinformatics, Phylogeny, Molecular Biology and genetics.
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    · 2015: Teaching Bioinformatics for Master students at the Higher School of Health Sciences and Techniques of Tunis.
    · 2015: Teaching Bioinformatics and Phylogeny for Master students at the Higher Institute of Applied Biological sciences of Tunis, Tunisia.
    2014: Teaching Classification and Phylogeny for Master students at the Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir.
    - Postdoctoral position
    • 2012-2015 - Post Doc position at the laboratory of Biogeography and Ecology of Vertebrates (BEV) - The Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (CEFE) - UMR 5175 CNRS- Montpellier-France, director Pr. Montgelard Claudine.
    “Old endemic versus newly invasive lizards in Corsica: application of new sequencing technologies to conservation genetics”
    C- Publication List
    1. International
    2017 

[1]. Hossam AM, swelum A , Abul Farah M, Alanazi K ,  Rady A , Salah M , Amor N and Mohammed O. 2017. Genetic diversity among Sawakni, Berberi and Najdi sheep breeds in Saudi Arabia using microsatellites markers. African Journal of Biotechnology   16(4), pp. 171-178, 25

2015
[2].  Stöck M., Griffoni G. (equal contribution), Amor N., Scheidt U., Sicilia A., Novarini N. (2015): On the origin of the recent herpetofauna of Sicily: comparative phylogeography using homologous mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Zoologischer Anzeiger – A Journal of Comparative Zoology (accepted) ISSN 0044-5231, Impact factor: 1,5.
[3]. Amor N., Poitevin F., Cheylan M, Arnal V and Montgelard C. 2015. Old endemic versus newly invasive lizards in Corsica: application of new sequencing technologies to conservation genetics. Molecular Ecology. ISSN 1365-294x, Impact factor: 6,49.
[4]. Amor N., Poitevin F., Cheylan M, Arnal V and Montgelard C. 2015. Rapid Development of Microsatellite Markers with 454 Pyrosequencing three Corsican lacertid lizard taxa. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. ISSN 0305-1978, Impact factor: 1,131.
2013
[5]. Amor N., Kalboussi M & K. Said. 2013. Conservation status of amphibian in Tunisia. Basic and Applied Herpetology Chapter 27 in Part 2. Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt in Vol. 11. Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere of the series Amphibian Biology. Basicand Applied Herpetology 27: 85-100. . ISSN 2255-1476.
[6]. Maio N, Petraccioli A, Crovato P, Amor N & Odierna G (2013). New faunistic data on Trochoidea (Trochoidea) caroni (Deshayes, 1832) (Gastropoda Pulmonata Hygromiidae). Biodiversity Journal 4 (4): 483-500. ISSN 2039-0408.
[7]. Farjallah S., Amor N., Piras C.M., Garippa G, Merella P. 2013. Molecular characterization of Fasciola hepatica from Sardinia based on sequence analysis of genomic and mitochondrial gene Markers. Experimental Parasitology 135(3):471-8. ISSN 0014-4894, Impact factor: 2,154.
[8]. Farjallah S., Amor N, Gharbi R and K. Said. 2013. Relationships of the Moorish Gecko Tarentola mauritanica Sensu Lato (Reptilia, Phyllodactylidae) populations in Tunisia: Morphometric and Karyological Assessment. Annales Zoologici 63(1):149-156. ISSN 0003-4541, Impact factor: 0,978.
2012
[9]. Farjallah S., Amor N., Merella P. and K. Said. 2012. Pattern of genetic diversity of Pelophylax saharicus (Amphibia) in Tunisia. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 44 (4):901-907.
ISSN 0030-9923, Impact factor: 0,4.
[10]. Picariello O., Odierna G., Petraccioli A., Amor N., Feliciello I. & G. Chinali. 2012. Characterization of two major satellite DNAs specific to the genus Discoglossus (Amphibia, Anura). Italian Journal of Zoology, 79(3):385-394. ISSN 1125-0003, Impact factor: 0,865.
2011
[11]. Amor N, Farjallah S, Ben-Yacoub S & Said K (2011) Morphological variation of the green toad Bufo bulangeri (Amphibia: Anura) in Tunisia. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 43(5), 921-926. ISSN 0030-9923, Impact factor: 0,4.
[12]. Amor N, Halajian A, Farjallah S, Merella P, Said K & Ben Slimane B (2011) Genetic characterization of Fasciola spp. from the endemic area of northern Iran based on nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Experimental Parasitology 128(3):196–204. ISSN 0014-4894, Impact factor: 2,154.
[13]. Amor N, Farjallah S, Ben Slimane B & Said K (2011) Genetic characterization of Hysterothylacium aduncum (Nematoda: Anisakidae) from different fishes of the Tunisian coast based on nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Parasitology Research 109(5):1429-37.
ISSN 0932-0113, Impact factor: 2,852.
[14]. Amor N, Halajian A, Merella P, Farjallah S, Said K & Ben Slimane B (2011) Genetic characterization of Fasciola spp. from Tonekabon city (northern Iran) based on the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer regions. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 43:1061–1067. ISSN 0030-9923, Impact factor: 0,4.
[15]. Amor N, Farjallah S, Salem M, Lamine DM, Merella P, Said K, Ben Slimane B (2011) Molecular characterization of Fasciola gigantica from Mauritania based on mitochondrial and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Experimental Parasitology 129:127–136. ISSN 0014-4894, Impact factor: 2,154.
[16]. Amor N, Farjallah S, Said K & Ben Slimane B (2011) First report of Fasciola hepatica in Equus caballus host species from Tunisia based on the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer regions. Turk J Vet Anim Sci 35(5): 319-324. ISSN 1300-0128, Impact factor: 0,316.
2010
[17]. Amor N, Odierna G, Chinali G, Said K & Picariello O (2010) Unusual chromosomal distribution of a major satellite DNA from Discoglossus pictus auritus (Amphibia, Anura). Cytogenetic and Genome Research 127,33-42. ISSN 1424-8581, Impact factor: 1,95.
[18]. Amor N, Velo-Antón G, Farjallah S & Said S (2010) Genetic variation across Tunisian populations of Discoglossus pictus and Pelophylax saharicus. African Zoology 45(1), 121-128. ISSN 1562-7020, Impact factor: 0,848.
[19]. Amor N, Farjallah S, Ben-Yacoub S & Said K (2010) Morphometric and karyological differentiation among populations of Discoglossus pictus in eastern North Africa. Annales Zoologici 60(1), 159-168. ISSN 0003-4541, Impact factor: 0,978.
[20]. Amor N, Farjallah S, Ben-Yacoub S & Said K (2010) Karyological and morphometric variation of the North African green frog Pelophylax saharicus (Anura) in north-east Africa. Current Zoology 56(6), 678-686. ISSN 1674 , Impact factor: 1,814
[21]. Amor N, Farjallah S, Ben-Yacoub S & Said K (2010) Assessment of intraspecific mtDNA variability of Pelophylax saharicus in eastern North Africa. Annales Zoologici 60(4), 639-646. ISSN 0003-4541, Impact factor: 0,978.
2009
[22]. Amor N, Farjallah S & Said K (2009) Morphometric variation in the Tunisian green Frog, Rana Saharica (Anura: Ranidae). African Zoology 44(2),194-203. ISSN 1562-7020, Impact factor: 0,848.
[23]. Farjallah S/Sanna D, Nabil Amor, Ben Mehel B, Piras C, Merella P, Casu M, Curini-Galletti M, Said K & Garippa G (2009) Genetic characterization of Fasciola hepatica from Tunisia and Algeria based on Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA sequences. Parasitology Research 105, 1617-1621. ISSN 0932-0113, Impact factor: 2,852.
2008
[24]. Farjallah S, Ben Slimane B, Busi M, Paggi L, Amor N, Blel H, Said K & D’Amelio S (2008) Occurrence and molecular identification of Anisakis spp. from the North African coasts of Mediterranean Sea. Parasitology Research 102, 371-379. ISSN 0932-0113, Impact factor: 2,852.
2007
[25]. Amor N, Aprea G, Chatti N, Farjallah S, Odierna G & Said K (2007) Karyological analysis of four Tunisian species of Anura (Amphibia). African Zoology 42(2), 268-278. ISSN 1562-7020, Impact factor: 0,848.
2006
[26]. Farjallah S, Ben Slimane B, Blel H, Amor N & Said K (2006) Anisakid parasites of two forkbeards (Phycis blennoides and Phycis phycis) from the eastern Mediterranean coasts in Tunisia. Parasitology Research 100(1), 11-17. ISSN 0932-0113, Impact factor: 2,852.
2. Indexed publications
[27]. Amor N, Farjallah S & Said K (2010) Mise en évidence d’une nouvelle famille d’ADN satellite Dp-sat1 au sein de l’espèce Discoglossus pictus auritus. Microbiologie et Hygiène alimentaire 22(65) 22, no65, pp. 33-35. ISSN 0330-8030
[28]. Amor N, Farjallah S & Said K (2010) Analyse de la variabilité cytogénétique des espèces Discoglossus pictus auritus et D. scovazzi en Tunisie, Maroc et Espagne. Microbiologie et Hygiène alimentaire 22(65), pp. 36-38. ISSN 0330-8030
[29]. Amor N, Farjallah S & Said K (2010) Caractérisation cytogénétique de l’espèce Pelophylax saharicus en Tunisie. Microbiologie et Hygiène alimentaire 22(63):54-56. ISSN 0330-8030
[30]. Amor N, Farjallah S & Said K (2009) Caractérisation cytogénétique des espèces Bufo viridis et B. mauritanicus en Tunisie et Maroc. Microbiologie et Hygiène alimentaire 21(62):45-48. ISSN 0330-8030
[31]. Farjallah S, Amor N, Ben Slimane B & Said K (2009) Caractérisation génétique du cestode Cysticercus tenuicollis en Tunisie par séquençage du gène mitochondrial ribosomal rrnS. Microbiologie et Hygiène alimentaire 61(21):19-22. ISSN 0330-8030
[32]. Farjallah S, Amor N, Ben Slimane B & Said K (2008) Diagnostic d’une anisakidose oesophageale par PCR-RFLP. Microbiologie et Hygiène alimentaire 59(20):29-31. ISSN 0330-8030
[33]. Blel H, Farjallah S, Amor N, Ben Felah R, Gharbi A & Said K (2008) Genetic identification of fry mullets (Mugilidae) using allozymic markers. Microbiologie et Hygiène alimentaire 58(20):40-44. ISSN 0330-8030
 
D- Book Chapter
2013
[1]. Nabil Amor. Molecular evolution/Q-Bqnding. Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd edition, S. Maloy and K. Hughes (eds.), Academic Press (1-3). doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374984-0.01246-8 / ISBN: 978-0-08-096156-9
E- Congres Communications
2010
[1]. Amor N, Odierna G, Chinali G, Said K & Picariello O (2010) Unusual chromosomal distribution of a major satellite DNA from Discoglossus pictus auritus (Amphibia, Anura). Tunisian-Japanese Symposium on Society, Sciences and Technology (TJASSST’10). Hammamet, 11-13 Novembre 2009, Tunisie.
[2]. Amor N, Velo-Antón G, Farjallah S & Said S (2010) Genetic variation across Tunisian populations of Discoglossus pictus and Pelophylax saharicus. 21ème Journées Biologiques de l’ATSB. Mahdia, 15-19 Mars 2010, Tunisie.
2009
[3]. Amor N, Aprea G, Odierna G, Orfeo P, Said K & Chinali G (2009) Cytogenetic and molecular characterization of a highly repeated DNA sequence in the painted frog Discoglossus pictus auritus. 20ème Journées Biologiques de l’ATSB et le 5ème congrès International de Biotechnologie. Hammamet, 22-25 Mars 2009, Tunisie.
2007
[4]. Martínez-Solano I, Buckley D, Velo Antón G, Amor N, Alcobendas M & Zardoya R (2007) Comparative phylogeography of Discoglossus and Rana in North Africa. 1er Congrès Méditerranéen d’Herpétologie. Marrakech, 16-20 Avril 2007, Maroc.
2006
[5]. Amor N, Aprea G, Chatti N, Farjallah S, Odierna G & Said K (2006) Caractérisation Cytogénétique D’une Espèce Tunisienne De Discoglossidea: Discoglossus pictus auritus (Anoures, Amphibiens). 17ème Journées Biologiques de l’ATSB. Hammamet, 20-23 Mars 2006, Tunisie.
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[6]. Amor N, Chatti N, Ould Brahim K, Aprea G, Odierna G & Saïd K (2006) A Cytogenetic study on tow Tunisian species of Bufo genus: Bufo mauritanicus and Bufo viridis (Amphibia, Anura). 3ème Congrès Franco-Tunisien de Zoologie. Tabarka, 3-7 Novembre 2006, Tunisie.
[7]. Amor N, Aprea G, Chatti N, Farjallah S, Odierna G & Said K (2006) Karyological analysis on four Tunisian species of Anura (Amphibia). 6éme Congresso Nazionale della Societas Herpetologica Italica. Rome, 27 Septembre-1 Octobre 2006, Italie.
2005
[8]. Amor N, Ould Brahim K, Chatti N & Said K. Caractérisation cytogénétique de quelques espèces d’Amphibien en Tunisie. 16éme Journées Biologiques de l’ATSB. Hammamet, 20-23 Mars 2005, Tunisie.

F- Fellowships
2011
Averroes post-doctoral award. Research project: Old endemic versus newly invasive lizards in Corsica: application of new sequencing technologies to conservation genetics. at the laboratory of Biogeography and Ecology of Vertebrates (BEV) - The Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (CEFE) - UMR 5175 CNRS- Montpellier-France, director Pr. Montgelard Claudine.
2008
Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Fellowship, Naples Italy-
Research project: Chromosomal and molecular analysis of some repeated families in North African anuran species. - at the laboratory of Animal phylogeny, University of study of Naples Federico II (Italy), director Pr. Odierna Gaetano
G- Advising & Mentoring
Assisted as a mentor and advisor for several under graduated and graduated students’ projects/thesis.
H- Expertise
- Knowledge on informatics tools (Excel, Word, Power Point, Adobe Photoshop, Internet….).
- Knowledge on scientific tools (contrast of phase photo microscope, epifluorescence photo microscope …).
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- DNA/RNA extraction, electrophoresis, PCR, qPCR, cDNA synthesis, RT-PCR and molecular cloning.
- Bioinformatics in silico bio-data work, e.g. sequence analyses (alignment, BLAST etc.), primer designing, phylogenetic and evolutionary analyses (Mega, Proseq, Mrbayes, Arlequin, Beast….).
- Bayesian analysis of genetic population structure using BAPS, Structure, GeneLand…
- Morphometric data analysis using R and SPSS
- NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) techniques (454 pyrosequencing) and relevant data analyses.
- Moreover, I have also learned knowledge and skills such as gene expression and regulation, protein work, classic and molecular karyological analysis, FISH (Fluorescent in situ hybridization), library constructions, Dot blot and southern blot.
- More than 70 DNA sequences published in GenBank.
I- Professional Service
- Referee for African Zoology, Acta Tropica, Journal of Infection and Public Health, African Journal of Biotechnology, Journal of Helminthology, African Journal of Microbiology Research, Science Asia…
- Several undergraduated and graduated students’ presentations evaluator.