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Hassan Abu-Qaoud

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1958
  • Age: 57
  • Curriculum vitae :


Education and professional training:

Ph.D. Department of Horticulture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 1989.
M.Sc., Department of Plant Production, University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan, 1984.
B.Sc., Department of Plant Production, University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan, 1981.
Training on strategy planning for One million tree project, Amman .Jordan 2005.

Professional associations:

1. The International Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology 1994 - Present.
2. Tissue Culture Association. 1987- Present.
3. American Society for Horticultural Science. 1987-Present.

Summary of experience:

Publication and research (a sample of relevant work)

1981-1984: Research Assistant, Department of plant Production, University of Jordan, AmmanJordan.

1984-1986: Assistant Farm Manager, Badah Agriculture Company, Amman- Jordan. Establishing an irrigated farm in the desert of Wadi Araba (Southern of Jordan) of 2000 dunums using the Central Pivot system. Potato was cultivated as a field crop for this farm it was among the first project using this system in Jordan. The project aimed mainly at generate employment, and to expand agricultural production area, through an intensive land reclamation programme in several communities

1986–1988: Research Assistant, Department of Horticulture, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign, II. 61801. USA

1988: Teaching Assistant, department of Agronomy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, II. 61801. U. S.A.

1990-1992: Assistant Professor, Department of plant Production, University of Jordan, AmmanJordan.

1992-1994: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture- An-Najah National University, NablusWest Bank

1994-1996: Dean Faculty of Agriculture An-Najah University. 1996–1997: Chairman plant production and protection, Department -An-Najah Nat. Uni.

1997-1999: Assistant Professor Department of Plant Production and Protection. Faculty of Agriculture. An-Najah Nat. Uni.

1999–2000: Associate Professor. Chairman Plant Production and Protection Department -AnNajah Nat. Uni.

2000-present: Associate Professor, Department of Plant Production and Protection. Faculty of Agriculture .An-Najah Nat. Uni. (Chairman)


Achievements and Awards

1. Al-Fares, H., Abu-Qaoud, H. 2012. Molecular characterization of genetic diversity in some
durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) in Palestine. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol.
11(51), 11230-11235.
2. Abu-Qaoud, H. Improving adventitious shoot regeneration from cultured leaf explants of
Petunia hybrida using thidiazuron. 2012. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 11(51), pp.
11230-11235. DOI: 10.5897/AJB12.1695
3. Abu-Qaoud, H., Abu-Rayya A and Yaish S. 2010. In vitro regeneration and somaclonal
variation of Petunia hybrid. J. Fruit and Ornamental Plant Res. 18(1): 71-82
4. Abu-Qaoud. H. 2007. Effect of scarification, gibberellic acid and stratification on seed
germination of three Pistacia species. An-Najah Uni.J.Res (N.Sci.) Vol.12: 1-11.
5. Abu-Qaoud. H., N. Mizyed and A. Othman. 2007. The use of treated gray waste water for
irrigation ofrainfed olives in the West Bank. Bethlehem Uni. Journal .Vol.26: 10-22.
6. Abu-Qaoud. H. 2005 Germination of 'Arabequina' olive seeds as affected by chemical
scarification, hot water treatment and endosperm tissue. Jordan Journal of Agricultural
Sciences, Vol.1, No.1. 1-6
7. Abu-Qaoud. H. 2004. In vitro organogenesis and shoot regeneration of Cyclamen persicum
Mill. using seedling tissues. An-Najah Univ, J. Res 18 (2) 147-156.
8. Abu-Qaoud. H. 2004. Effect of Hydrogen cyanamide and potassium nitrate on bud break
and production of ‘Perlette’ grape in the Jordan Valley. 31 (1): 46-52
9. Mizyed. N., I. Eqteeshat and H. Abu-Qaoud. 2002. Optimum nitrogen fertilization for potato
inthe West Bank-Palestine. An-Najah Univ. J. Res. 16 (2) 141-154.
10. Abu-Qaoud. H. 1999. Performance of different grape cultivars for rooting and grafting. AnNajah
Univ. J. Res. 13: 1-10.
11. Altoori. M., M. Omari and H. Abu-Qaoud. 1999. Studies on the propagation of Carob
Cerotonia siliqua by stem cuttings. Dirasat 26(2)
12. Abu-Qaoud . H. and N. Mizyed. 1998. Response of three wheat cultivars to nitrogen
fertilization. An-Najah Univ. J. Res.12: 55-69.
13. Abo-Omar, J., H. Abu-Qaoud and H. Shanti. 1997. The effect of urea on feeding local goats
An-Najah Univ. J. Res. 11: 79-88.
14. Hammaudeh . H.Y., M.A Suwwan , H.A. Abu-Qaoud and R.A. Shibli . 1998
Micropropagation and regeneration of Honeoye’ strawberry. Dirasat, Agri. Sci. 25 (2) 170-
15. Sawwan. J H. Abu. Qaoud and M. Huzain. 1998. Effect of sucrose levels on the in vitro
and ex vitro growth of African violet (Saintpaulia ionantha Wendl). Adv. Hort. Sci. 12:8-10.
16. Abu- Qaoud. H. and J. Sawwan. 1998 In vitro propagation of Yucca elephantipes plant. The
Islamic U.J. 6(2) 55-65.
17. Yousef, A.A.R., M.A. Suwwan , A.M. Al-Musa and H.A. Abu-Qaoud. 1997. In Vitro
culture and Microtuberization of “Spunta “Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). Dirasat, Agri.
Sci. 24 (2) 173 -181.
18. Abu-Qaoud. H. 1995. Status of date palm in Palestine. Options Mediterraneennes No. A-
28.1996 81-84.
19. Abu-Qaoud, H. and R. Alkoini. 1995. The effect of seed treatments on germination of
Gundellia tournefortii seeds. An-Najah Univ. J. Res. 3 (9): 58 - 72.
20. Sriskandarajah. S., R.M. Skirvin and H. Abu-Qaoud. 1990. The effect of some
macronutrients on adventitious root development on Scion apple ultivars in vitro. plant cell,
Tissue and Organ culture 21:185-189.
21. Skirvin, R.M., H. Abu-Qaoud, Sriskandarajah and D.E. Harry.Genetics of micropropagated
woody plants 1993. In Ahuja. R.M. (Ed). Micropropagation of woody plants. 121-152.
Kluwer Academic publishers Netherlands.
22. Abu-Qaoud, H. and B. Abu-Irmaileh. 1996 Propagation of Banana by tissue culture. The
Islamic Uni.J. 4 (1): 68 - 77.
23. Sriskandandarajah, S., R.M. Skirvin, H. Abu-Qaoud and S.S. Korban. 1990. Factors
involved in shoot elongation and growth of adventitious and axillary shoots of three apple
scion cultivars in vitro. J.Hort. Science 65(2): 113-121
24. Chevreau, E., R.M. Skirvin, H.A. Abu-Qaoud, S.S. Korban and J.G. Sullivan. 1989.
Adventitious shoot regeneration from leaf tissue of three pear (Pyrus sp.) cultivars in vitro.
Plant Cell Reports. 7:688-691.
25. Abu-Qaoud H., R.M. Skirvin and F.E. Below. 1991. Influence of nitrogen from and NH4-N/
:NO3 ratios on adventitious shoot formation from pear (Pyrus Communis) leaf explants in
vitro. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. 27: 315-319.
26. Abu-Qaoud, H., R.M. Skirvin and E Cherveau. 1990. In vitro separation of chimeral pears
into their component genotypes. Euphytica. 48: 189-196.
27. Abu- Qaoud, H. 1989. In vitro separation of chimeral pear into their component genotypes.
Ph. D. Thesis. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagian. Illinois U.S.A.
28. Abu- Qaoud, H. 1984. Effect of Indole butyric acid, organic and inorganic Nutrients on the
propagation of semihardwood “Nabali Olive cuttings. Msc. Thesis. University of Jordan,
Amman .Jordan.

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