Marwan Al-Maqtoofi

Country: Iraq
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: Assistant Professor
Subject of study: Biology
Year of graduation: 2016
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

University of Basrah

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I am an academic staff at the University of Basrah, Iraq. I have promoted to Assistant Professor. Main tasks: Lecturing Supervisor for postgraduate students.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I was a part of the academic community before my PhD. That is why.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Royal Society of Biology – Member (MRSB). Canadian Society for Immunology (CSI). European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CACMID). Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM). Society for General Microbiology (SGM). The British Mycological Society (BSM). British Society of Medical Mycology (BSMM). International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM).

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

Laboratory facilities.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

All that I need to study are available.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

So great university, location and environment so peaceful.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Educational and research skills.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Enjoy your time at the University of Exeter as you have fabulous facilities, environment and staff that support you.

What are your plans for the future?

International collaboration for novel researches and promotion for a Professorship.


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