CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL:

  • MAKEEN, Makeen Abdalla
  • Date of Birth:    Jan 1, 1959
  • Place of Birth:   White Nile State, Sudan
  • Nationality:      Sudanese
  • Passport      A864436, Sudanese
  • Sex:     Male
  • Postition held:     Prof. Dr. Faculty, Natural Resources & Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan
  • Address:       Natural Resources & Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan. P.O. Box 160, Elobeid, Sudan.
  • E.mail:   makeen_makeen2004 [AT] yahoo [DOT] com 
    makeen [AT] alsalam [DOT] edu [DOT] sd
  • Tel. (Office):   +249 6118 24080
  • Tel. (Cellular): +249 915736575, +249123093056
  • Fax: +249 6118 32877
  • Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Makeen_Makeen

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

 Reading

Writing

Conversation

Language

Excellent

Fair

Weak

Excellent

Fair

Weak

Excellent

Fair

Weak

Arabic

X

   

X

   

X

   

English

X

   

X

   

X

   

German

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

Malay

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

  ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Third University Degree, 2006
    •  Degree:                                              Ph. D.
    •  University:                                          National University Malaysia (UKM)
    •  Institute:                                              School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bangi, Malaysia (Jan. 2006)
    • Specialization:                                    Cryopreservation of whole seeds and excised embryonic axes for long-term germplasm conservation (Physiology-Cryobiology-Tissue culture)
    •  Title of Thesis:                                    Physiological Aspects for Seed Dehydration and Cryopreservation of Five Citrus Taxa.
  • Second University Degree,         1995
    •  Degree:                                              M. Sc. in Agricultural Sciences
    •  University:                                          University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan
    •  Specialization:                                    Crop Physiology-Nutrition
    •  Title of Thesis:                                   
  • First University Degree,                 1984
    • Degree:                                              B. Sc. (Agricultural Sciences) Honors Class One, University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan
  • Secondary School Certificate:   1978
    • Certificate:                                         Sudan Certificate March 1978 (Higher Secondary School Certificate).

COMPUTER LITERACY

  • Excellent Computer Skills
    • (Word processing and data statistical analysis) and experience in operating following Computer Programs:

Software

Use

All versions of: Windows; Microsoft Word; Word Perfect; Microsoft PowerPoint; Microsoft Excel; Sigmastat 2; Curve Experts; Statistica 5 & Statistica 6; Adobe Acrobat Reader/Editor; Draw; McAfee; ….. etc.

Computer Operating; Word Processing; Statistical Analysis; Track changes; Formulation of student grades; Slides and Presentations; Internet; Virus Scanning; Operating System Formatting & New Installation and Internet.  Estimation of DNA band length using Excel.

PRIZES AND AWARDS

Organization conferring award

Type of award

Awarded for

Date

National University of Malaysia, (UKM) Malaysia

Certificate & Souvenirs

Excellence in Ph.D. Degree (best thesis)

2006

International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA)-UKM, contract No. 11288-3 Improvement of Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Trees Through Induced Mutations & Biotechnology)

Financial support

Estimation of the Nuclear DNA content using the flow cytometer & chromosome number of putative mutants of Citrus suhuiensis irradiated with various dosages of gamma rays.

2005

Government of the Sudan

Scholarship

Ph.D. studies in Malaysia

2002-2006

University of Gezira, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sudan

Cash prize

Excellence in B.Sc. Degree

1984

 EMPLOYMENT

  • Current Position Held:  Vice-Chancellor, Peace University, Sudan - 2015- up todate
  • Secretary for Academic Affairs, Kordofan University - 2012-2015
  •  Dean Faculty, Natural Resources & Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan, from 2007-2012.
  • Head Dept. Crop production, Faculty, Natural Resources & Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan, from 1995-1995.
  •  Assistant Professor Feb. 1998: University of Kordofan
  • Registrar 1998-2001: Registrar, faculty of natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan
  • Head Department 1996-1998: Head Dept. Crop Sciences, faculty of natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan
  • Lecturer Feb. 1995: University of Kordofan
  • Area manager, Sudan 1990-1993: Area manger, Sudan. Aglukon GmbH Special Fertilizers, Duesseldorf, Germany (technical and marketing aspects in Sudan)
  • Technical advisor 1984-1990: Technical advisor, Aglukon GmbH Special Fertilizers, Duesseldorf, Germany (supervision of the research work carried out by the Agric. Research Corp., ARC, Sudan using the company products. Also carry out on-farm demonstrations in field crops and fruits and vegetables using foliar fertilizers of the company)

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Courses taught at university level: Plant Morphology; Plant Anatomy; Plant Taxonomy; Plant Physiology; Crop Physiology; Principles of Crop Production; Production of Field Crops, Organic farming and precision Agriculture (M.Sc. Students).

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SYMPOSIA AND SEMINARS

Name of International Conference/ Workshops

Place

Organiser

Date

The 5th Saudi Arabia Conference for food & Nutrition.

Riyadh Saudi Arabia

King Saud University, The Saudi Society for Food & Nutrition

9-11 Feb. 2010

Reshaping Tertiary Education in Agriculture” A Deans’ Meeting,

Mombasa, Kenya

RUFORUM/CTA/ANAFE/

FARA

, 30/08/09 – 04/09/09

8th International Workshop on Seeds

Brisbane, Australia

International Society for Seed Sciences (ISSS) & University of Queensland

8-13 May 2005

8th Applied Biology Symposium

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Malaysian Society of Applied Biology

22-23 June 2005

The 4th National Seed Symposium

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Malaysian Seed Society

28-29 June 2005

The 7th Biology Symposium

Genting Highlands, Malaysia

Malaysian Society of Applied Biology

18-20 May 2004

The 3rd National Seed Symposium

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Malaysian Seed Society

8-9 April 2003

 TRAINING PROGRAMMES ATTENDED

Name of the programme

Place

Organiser

Date

Constraints of Gum Arabic: production and exports

North Kordofan State, Elobeid

Agric. Res. Corporation, Forestry Research Centre

16 Nov. 2009

Agricultural Science & Technology Innovations (ASTI) Training of Trainers Workshop,

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ruforum, CTA, Addis Ababa, Mekelle, & Haramya Universities

26-30 Oct. 2009

Molecular Genetic Techniques in Genetic Characterization of Plant Germplasm

Dept. of Molecular Biology, National Centre for Research, Ministry of Sci. & Technology, Khartoum, Sudan

Dept. of Molecular Biology, Commission for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, National Centre for Research

21-27 March, 2007

National Biotechnology Workshop, In vitro Large Scale Plant Production using Bioreactor System & Cryopreservation of Plant Mutants

Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research (MINT), Bangi, Malaysia

MINT & International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

26-30 July 2004

Plant Cryopreservation Workshop

Commercial Plant Tissue Culture Unit, Institute of Biological Sciences, Fac. Of Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya

17-18 July 2003

Plant Cryopreservation Master Class

Commercial Plant Tissue Culture Unit, Institute of Biological Sciences, Fac. Of Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

University of Derby, UK. British Council, University of Malaya

16th March 2005

The National Training Workshop on Screening Techniques for Drought Tolerance in Groundnut

Agric. Research Station, Elobeid, Sudan

Agricultural Research Corp., ElObeid Research Station & (IAEA).

4-6 Dec. 1999

 RESEARCH SUPERVISION

  1. Co-supervisor for a Ph.D. Student, University of Khartoum
  2. Main supervisor for a Ph.D. student, university of Kordofan
  3. Academic Supervisor of 2 Sc. Students, University of Kordofan
  4. Supervisor of 30 Under-graduate Students at the B. Sc. Dissertation Level (1995-2010)

PUBLICATIONS AND SCIENTIFIC PAPERS:

  1.  Ahmed, Y.E.M., Osman, A.A.M., Makeen M.A., and Suliman, T.E.A. 2016. Effect of NPK micro doses fertilizer on leaf area, leaf area index and pods and hay yield of six genotypes of groundnuts – North Kordofan State, Sudan. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Rsearch. Vol. 5 (5), 59-63. https://www.ijstr.org
  2. Maruod, E.M, Mahmoud T.E., Makeen M.A. Nagwa, I.E. 2014. Food security nature and optimal cropping pattern for rural small farmers (pump irrigation) in arid zones of North Kordofan, Sudan. Sky Journal Of Agricultural Research. Vol. 3(8), 142-147. http://www.skyjournals.org/sjar/abstract/2014/Nov/Maruod%20et%20al.htm
  3. Abdalla M. Abdalla, Makeen A. M. and ElKhidir E. E. (2011). An insight into natural resources management for sustainable production. 1st Bilateral workshop on: Integrated Management of Agro-silvo-pastoral System for Sustainable Production, Mar. 15- 17, 2011 El-Obeid, Sudan.
  4. Abdalla M. Abdalla, Elkidir E. E., Makeen A. M. and Hamid A. A. (2007). Integrated Pest management as an interdisciplinary approach to achieve sustainable development. In DAAD Workshop 53-University of Kordofan(Interdisciplinary Approach in Natural resource Management). 9-15 Sept. 2007 Elobeid-Sudan
  5. Makeen, A.M., Normah, M.N., Dussert, S. & Clyde, M.M. 2007. The influence of desiccation and rehydration on the survival of polyembryonic seed of Citrus suhuiensis cv. Limau madu. Scientia Horticulturae 112, 378-381. http://www.documentation.ird.fr/hor/fdi:010040601
  6. Makeen, A.M., Normah, M.N., Dussert, S. & Clyde, M.M. 2006. Seed moisture characteristics in relation to total lipid content of five Citrus taxa using an equilibrium dehydration protocol. Seed Science & Technology, 34, 453-464. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/ista/sst/2006/00000034/00000002/art00020?crawler=true&mimetype=application/pdf#expand/collapse
  7.  Makeen, A.M., Normah, M.N., Dussert, S. & Clyde, M.M. 2005. Cryopreservation of whole seeds and excised embryonic axes of Citrus suhuiensis cv. limau langkat in accordance to their desiccation sensitivity. CryoLetters, 26 (4), 259-268.   http://www.inbiosis.ukm.my/v3/media/ch10Cryo%20Normah&%20Makeen.pdf
  8. Makeen, A.M., Normah, M.N., Clyde, M.M & Dussert, S. 2005. Estimation of nuclear DNA content for selected Citrus taxa using flow cytometry analysis. Submitted for publication in Annals of Botany.
  9. Makeen, A.M., Normah, M.N., Dussert, S. & Clyde, M.M. 2005. Seed characters in relation to desiccation sensitivity of selected Citrus species. Abstracts of The 8th International  workshop on Seeds. Sheraton Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 8-13 May 2005.
  10. Makeen, A.M., Normah, M.N., Mahani, M.C. & Dussert, S. 2005. Determination of Nuclear DNA content of selected Citrus species using flow cytometry analysis. In: Arshad, A., Daud, S.K., Siraj, S.S., Guan, T.S. & Cheang, Q.S. (eds). Proceedings of The 8th Applied Biology Symposium. Marriot Putrajaya Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 22-23 June 2005.
  11. Makeen, A.M., Normah, M.N., Clyde, M.M. & Dussert, S. 2005. Comparative germination tests for seeds of Citrus suhuiensis cv. limau langkat desiccated by equilibration. In: Normah, M.N., Ahmad, I., Sinniah, U.R., Doss, C., Mohamed, S.A., Chandrabalan, D. & Abdul Malek, A. 2005 (eds). Proceedings of The 4th National Seed Symposium, pp. 144-149. Palm Garden Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 28-29 June 2005. 
    http://www.inbiosis.ukm.my/v3/media/Prof%20Normah%20Cryoletters05-08%20M1%20Makeen%20etal%202005-%20revised1.pdf
  12. Makeen, A.M., Normah, M.N., Dussert, S. & Clyde, M.M. 2004. Seed characteristics of selected Citrus species and the impact of seed desiccation and rehydration on survival of polyembryos. In Ahmad, A., Abu Bakar, F., Abdul Murad, A., Sidek, H.M., Sulaiman, N. & Zahari, M. (eds). Proceedings of the 7th Biology Symposium, pp. 179-184. Awana Golf and Country Resort, Genting Highlands, Malaysia. 18-20 May, 2004.
    http://www.inbiosis.ukm.my/v3/media/Prof%20Normah%20Scientia%20Hort%20article-makeen%20et%20al.2007.pdf
  13. Makeen, A.M., Jane, J., Normah, M.N. & Clyde, M.M. 2003. The effects of desiccation on the germination, moisture content and moisture characteristics of Citrus suhuiensis seeds. In: Hor, Y.L., Chin, H.F., Ahmad, I., Doss, C., Ismail, I. & Sinniah, U.R. (eds). Proceedings of The 3rd National Seed Symposium, pp. 151-155. Palm Garden Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 8-9 April 2003.
    http://www.agris.upm.edu.my:8080/dspace/handle/0/7310
  14. Book published, co-authored: (Co-author in a chapter of a book)

 Book title

Author

 ISBN

 Date

 Publisher

A Plant Cryopreservation: A practical guide

Prof. Dr. Barbara Reed, Oregon State University, USA

978-0-387-72275-7

Library of Congress

2008

Springer- Verlag Pub. USA

A Conservation of Tropical Fruit Genetic Resources

Prof. Dr. Barbara Reed, Oregon State University, USA

978-0-387-72275-7 Library of Congress

2012

Springer- Verlag Pub. USA

 RESEARCH INTERESTS

  1. Seed desiccation and rehydration physiology for crop germplasm medium-term and long-term conservation
  2. Plant whole seeds, embryos and excised embryonic axes cryopreservation (crystorage) offered by liquid nitrogen temperatures for germplasm conservation.
  3. Tissue culture
  4. Estimation of plant 2C-value (nuclear DNA content and genome size); chromosome counts and determination of ploidy levels (cytology).
  5. Molecular biology (RAPD techniques)
  6. Capacity Building and Rural Development

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Membership of Professional Organizations

Name of organization or society

Membership period

Nature of membership

From

To

  1. Society of Arab Colleges of Agric. (SACA)

2008

Present

Member

2. International Society for Seed Sciences (ISSS)

2003

Present

Member

3. Agricultural Professional Association, Sudan

2001

Present

Member

 Other University Academic Activities

Activity

Date

Place

External examiner for 3 M.SC. student

2009

Sudan  Academy of Science

Internal examiner for an M.SC. student

2008

Faculty of Natural Resources,    University of Kordofan

 Academic Supervisor of 30 Undergraduate Students

1995- present

Faculty of Natural Resources,    University of Kordofan

Academic co-supervisor for 2 postgraduate students

2006- present

 

Head of Department of  Crop Sciences

1996 - 1998

Faculty of Natural Resources

Member of the Senate Board

1998 - 2001

University of Kordofan

Member of Faculty board, Faculty of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies

1996 – 2001

University of Kordofan

Non-academic Activities

  • A member in a multi-disciplinary team to study entitled: Afforestation of North Kordofan State Highways, sponsored by the Ministry of Finance, North Kordofan State, 2007.
  • A member in a multi-disciplinary team to study Marketing Status of Crops and livestock in North Kordofan State, sponsored by the Ministry of Finance, North Kordofan State, March 2008.
  • A member and coordinator of the Sudanese counterparts (Universities of Kordofan & West Kordofan) involved in the on-going project “Development & Urban Planning for North Kordofan State” carried out by MEFIT Consulting Engineers (Italy) in common with the Government of North Kordofan State (on-going project).
  • A member in a team to carry out a study on Time management (current status and future prospects) in North Kordofan State, Sudan. Sponsored by State Government (ministry of finance) and accomplished in Sept. 2008.
  • A member of a study entitled: Impact of Errahad & Elkhoeiy Vaccination centres on health, environment & socioeconomic status at the two administrative units. Sponsored by the State Ministry of Agriculture & Animal Wealth and Irrigation (Animal Wealth Administration), North Kordofan State, Sudan.
  • A member in a team to set up a LAW and regulations on Sustainable Bio-development & Desertification Combating in North Kordofan State (sponsored by State Ministry of Agriculture & Animal wealth), 2010.

 REFERENCES

1st Reference:

Name

Position

Address

Phone

Prof. Dr. Normah M. Noor

Chairman, School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science & Technology, National University Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia  

43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

(+6) 0122781800

(+60) 389214461

Email address:  normah [AT] pkrisc [DOT] cc [DOT] ukm [DOT] my

 2nd Reference:

Name

Position

Address

Phone

Dr. Stephane Dussert

 Researcher in Germplasm conservation-Cryopreservation

IRD, UR141, 911 Avenue de Agropolis, Bp 5045, F-34032 Montpellier, Cedex I, France

Office (+33)  467416185

Fax: (+33) 416320

Email: dussert [AT] mpl [DOT] ird [DOT] fr

 COUNTRIES VISITED:

  • Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, China, Lebanon, Turkey, South Africa, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.