Dr. Khald Blau

University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
Faculty of Technology, Microbiology – Biotechnology
Constantiaplatz 4
26723 Emden



Publications at ORCID

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  • Research activities:

  • Ecology and diversity of antibiotic resistance genes, mobile genetic elements, and horizontal gene spread
  • Effects of veterinary antibiotics on the diversity and transferability of antibiotic resistance genes in agricultural soils and the plant associated microbiome
  • Structure, diversity and ecology of bacterial communities in soil, rhizosphere and phyllosphere
  • Detection and characterization of antibiotic resistant bacteria and human pathogens such as coliform bacteria (i.e., Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter spp., and Citrobacter spp.) and their transferable resistome in treated wastewater and fresh produce.
  • Prevalence, diversity and molecular characteristic of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile in diverse environmental sources (i.e., animal manure, sewage, sewage sludge, surface water)

Curriculum Vitae

Professional career & education:

  • Since November 2020, PostDoc at the university of applied sciences Emden/ Leer, Faculty of Technology, Microbiology-Biotechnology, Emden, project “Survival and pathogenicity of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile in sewage, sewage sludge, surface water, animal manure, fodder, crops and silage-treatment requirements to minimize health risks (SUPER safe)”
  • January 2019 - July 2020: Researcher at the Julius Institute (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Epidemiology and Pathogen Diagnostics, Braunschweig, BMBF-funded project "Use hydroponic systems for resource efficient agricultural water reuse" (O2WAW1402)
  • 2014-2019: PhD (Microbiology), Technical University Braunschweig, Faculty of Life Science, Department of Biology, Braunschweig, Germany “the transferable resistome in the agro-ecosystem”
  • 2010-2013: Assistant lecturer at Gharian University, Faculty of Sciences, Botany Department, Gharian, Libya
  • 2004-2009: MSc. (Microbiology), Mergheb University, Faculty of Sciences, Biology Department, Al-Khoms, Libya “production of single cell protein from cheese whey by the yeast strain Kluyveromyces marxianus alone or with Saccharomyces cerevisae