AGYA Member

Tareq Osaili

Biology

Areas of Expertise for Media Inquiries:
Food safety, Food Microbiology, Food Technology


About me

I am Professor of food safety. My research focuses on detection and inactivation of pathogenic microorganisms in food using innovative techniques and assessment of food safety knowledge and practices of the local community. Currently, I am working on using nanoparticles, irradiation and microwaves to inactivate pathogenic microorganisms in food.
My motivation to participate in AGYA is to develop my international scientific network to help me in improving my professional career. Joining AGYA community which includes outstanding Arab and German young researchers with different scientific background will give me the opportunity to develop and implement innovative interdisciplinary research projects.
As AGYA Member, I will contribute to improvement of food safety and nutrition by introducing innovative approaches in food processing and preservation, and will work on collaborative research to find solutions to reduce food contamination and losses in the Arab countries and Germany.


Current projects

     

  • Thermal and non-thermal inactivation of foodborne pathogens in low water activity food products.
  • Using metal oxide nanoparticles in controlling foodborne pathogens
  • Antibiotic resistance of foodborne pathogens
  • Survival/growth of foodborne pathogens in foods
  • Assessment of food safety knowledge and practices of the local community
  • Microbial safety of fresh produces (leafy vegetables)
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Academic Career

2017 - Professor, Research Institute of Medical & Health Sciences at the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2016 - Professor Food Safety, Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Jordan University of Science and Technology
 

2013 -
2016

 
Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Jordan University of Science and Technology
2011 - 2012 Associate Professor, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia, (Sabbatical leave)
2010 - 2011 Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Jordan University of Science and Technology
2007 - 2011 Department Head, Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Jordan University of Science and Technology
2005 - 2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Jordan University of Science and Technology
2004 - 2005 Research Specialist, Department Biological Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
2002 - 2004 Research Assistant, Department Food Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
1997 - 1999 MSc, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Selected Publications

     

  • Tareq M. Osaili, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi, Salisu A. Abubakar, Akram R. Alaboudi, Murad A. Al-Holy. 2016. Feasibility of using gamma irradiation for inactivating of starvation, heat and cold stressed Salmonella in tahini. Journal of Food Protection, 79: 963-969.
  • Tareq M. Osaili, Abbas F. Al Jamali, Ibrahim M. Makhadmeh, Mohammad Taha and Sukiena K. Jarrar. 2016.  Heavy metals concentrations in vegetables sold in the local market in Jordan. Food Additives and Contaminants Part B, 9: 223-229.
  • Tareq M. Osaili, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi, Ziad Jaradat, Reyad R. Shaker, Dalia Z. Alomari, Maher M. Al-Dabbas, Akram R. Alaboudi, Mohammad Q. Al-Natour, Richard A. Holley. 2015. Survival and growth of Salmonella Typhimurium, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus in eggplant dip during storage. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 198: 37-42.
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Contact

Jordan University of Science and Technology Department of Nutrition and Food Technology Faculty of Agriculture

P.O. BOX: 3030 Irbid 22110 Jordan

+962 2720 1000 22278
tosaili(at)just.edu.jo

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