1. SQU Council Approves Center for Innovation & Technology Transfer
  2. SQU Signs Cooperation Agreement with Muscat Securities Market
  3. Information Systems Students ‘Capture’ the Cybersecurity Flag
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  7. “Anwaar Ramadhan” Exhibition Features Pics of the Past
  8. Association of Arab Universities Executive Council Meets at SQU
  9. CAMS Academic’s Book Deals with Food Microbial Analyses
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  11. Good Nutrition during Ramadan
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  16. First Phase of Solar Parking Shades Opened
  17. MSF Students Visit Oman Aquarium Project
  18. Nursing Students Urge Evidence-based Maternity Care Practice
  19. Project Examines Population Structures of Spiny Lobster along Oman’s Coastline
  20. Workshop Sheds Light on “Integration of Technology into Nursing Education”
  21. New Patent for Invention based on “Therapeutic Composition for Treating Gangrene”
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  23. HMTF Projects 2018 Announced
  24. 18th SQU Day Celebrated with Grandeur
  25. SQU Signs Research Cooperation Program with OAPGRC
  26. SQU Organizes First Aid Workshop for School Children
  27. New Assessment Unit Facility at CPS
  28. Statistics to become Independent Department at SQU
  29. Dr. Mona Al Said Receives Charles University’s Gold Medal
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  32. Workshop Highlights Nutritional Antioxidants Therapy
  33. Academics Co-edit Volume on Cancer Prevention and Treatments
  34. Power Station and Transmission Lab Opened
  35. Conference Focuses on Law, Economic and Social Transformations
  36. SQU Marks Biomedical Laboratory Science Day
  37. SQU, RUDN University to Boost Ties
  38. Commercially Valuable Bioproducts from Waste Paper
  39. Forum Highlights Role of Information Specialists in Smart Society
  40. IS Department Holds Industry Advisory Board Meeting
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  42. Jordanian NDC Delegation visits SQU
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  44. Research Workshops and Training Held
  45. The Story of a Lighting Revolution
  46. Patent for “Method of Making an Ajwa Date-Based Treatment for Snake Envenomation”
  47. SQU Holds the First Students’ Conference for Scientific Research
  48. Engineering Students Projects on Display
  49. SQU Hosts National Conference on Civil & Architectural Engineering
  50. SQU, Ministry Mark World Water Day 2018
  51. Forum Deliberates Business Intelligence and Big Data Analysis
  52. SQU-Ministry of Higher Education Joint Committee Meets
  53. Forum Addresses Soil System as Foundation of Food Security
  54. Framework for Making Oman an Innovation Hub
  55. CETL Official Opening Held
  56. SQU, University of Nizwa to Enhance Ties
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  59. SQU Team Wins Robot Championship
  60. Conference Discusses Risk Management Practices
  61. Institutional Accreditation
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  64. Neuroprotective Effects of Plant Extracts
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  66. ICT Accessibility: Oman Well-positioned to Continue Playing a Leading Role
  67. SQU Team Makes Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Research
  68. Sensor-activated Taps Most Effective for Saving Water
  69. Study Underscores the Need for Stronger School-University Partnerships
  70. Study Identifies Factors Impeding Entrepreneurial Growth in Oman
  71. OCMB Hosts Frontiers in Marine Biotechnology Conference
  72. SQU Council Approves Master’s Program in Psychological Counselling
  73. Nursing Conference Focuses on Technology and Innovation
  74. Microbial Fuel Cells: A Promising Energy Source
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  77. Medical Research Centre to Focus on Themes Relevant to Oman

Recently, the American Publisher NOVA published The Handbook of Food Microbiological Analytical Methods written by Dr. Ismail Mohamed Al Bulushi, an Assistant Professor of Food Microbiology in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at Sultan Qaboos University. The book contains five main chapters in addition to the index and appendixes.

The first chapter deals with the basic microbial skills such as randomizing the selection technique of microbial colonies for identification and thin layer agar technique for dealing with injured cells affected by different food preservation methods. The second chapter focuses on the enumeration techniques of different microbial groups such as marine bacteria, Gram-positive bacteria, hydrogen sulfides producing bacteria and lactic acid bacteria. The third chapter provides the standard techniques for enumeration of food poisoning bacteria such as Salmonella, Listeria, Vibrio and Bacillus. Chapter four brings the common techniques in microbial identification such as VITEK 2 compact and 16s RNA gene sequencing. The final chapter includes methods of microbial activities determination such as antimicrobial activity determination, capability of proteins and lipids deterioration and biogenic amines formation ability such as histamine formation.

Dr. Ismail Al Bulushi said that compared with other books in this field, this is the first book to include new techniques in Gram-positive bacterial enumeration, randomization of the microbial colonies and studying microbial capabilities to spoil foods. “Unlike other books, this book explains these microbial techniques simply and easily so that it could be the main reference for students, researchers and academics in the schools, institutions, colleges and universities”, he said.


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