Institute for Glycomics,
- Chemoreceptors-glycan interactions and their role in pathogenesis
- Biofilm formation
Dr. Bassam received his Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology and Biology 2000 from Tripoli University, Libya. He worked with Libyan petroleum institute (LPI) from 2003 to 2010 as biotechnologist. During that time he joined Hungarian Academy of Sciences in cooperated project of studying the Biofilm formation with LPI from 2006 and 2008. He pursued an integrated program at University of Bologna to investigate the effect of biosurfactants on hydrocarbon-contaminated soil. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 2016 from Leicester University, Genetic department. He then joined Institute for Glycomics as research fellow in June 2016 and is currently working on food pathogens, with particular emphasis on Campylobacter jejuni, but also with Helicobacter pylori and Vibrio cholera. He is a member of many scientific societies including American society of microbiology (ASM), society of applied microbiology (SfAM) and society of general microbiology (SGM). His current work focuses on the characterisation of the chemoreceptors pathway in Campylobacter jejuni, and Helicobacter pylori, the chemoreceptors-glycan interaction and also the role of c-di-GMP signalling pathway in biofilm formation of Vibrio cholera.