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Mr Muslihudeen Abdul-Aziz

Muslihudeen Abdul-Aziz
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
PhD Candidate
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

I'm currently a doctoral candidate at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA.

My project is focused on analyzing oral microbial communities (microbiomes) of ancient hunter-gatherers and early farming communities from the Middle East, Africa and Europe using dental calculus (calcified dental plaque), a calcified biofilm created by the bacteria living in our mouths. Our microbiomes play an essential role in our health, by learning more about how our microbiomes have evolved and changed with us through time, we may be better able to treat the burgeoning incidence of 'diseases of affluence' (obesity, diabetes, asthma etc.) that we see today.

Key areas of research are:
Using ancient microbiomes to better understand the impact of diet on oral diseases.
Determining how the oral microbiome has changed through time, and how these changes relate to the health of the host.
To explore the co-evolution of our microbiomes and the human genome (the totality of genes in the human body).

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Mr Muslihudeen Abdul-Aziz

I'm currently a doctoral candidate at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA.

My project is focused on analyzing oral microbial communities (microbiomes) of ancient hunter-gatherers and early farming communities from the Middle East, Africa and Europe using dental calculus (calcified dental plaque), a calcified biofilm created by the bacteria living in our mouths. Our microbiomes play an essential role in our health, by learning more about how our microbiomes have evolved and changed with us through time, we may be better able to treat the burgeoning incidence of 'diseases of affluence' (obesity, diabetes, asthma etc.) that we see today.

Key areas of research are:
Using ancient microbiomes to better understand the impact of diet on oral diseases.
Determining how the oral microbiome has changed through time, and how these changes relate to the health of the host.
To explore the co-evolution of our microbiomes and the human genome (the totality of genes in the human body).

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Arabic Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Malay Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Yoruba Can speak and understand spoken

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2015 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia PhD. Genomics and Microbiology
2012 - 2015 Friedrich Schiller University Jena Germany M.Sc. Microbiology
2007 - 2011 Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia B.Sc (Hons.) Microbiology and Management

Postgraduate Training

Date Title Institution Country
2015 - 2015 Research Associate Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPG) Germany
2013 - 2015 Research Assistant Hans Knöll Institute (LG) Germany

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Key, F., Abdul-Aziz, M., Mundry, R., Peter, B., Sekar, A., D Amato, M., . . . Andrés, A. (2018). Human local adaptation of the TRPM8 cold receptor along a latitudinal cline. PLoS Genetics, 14(5), 22 pages.
DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC1
2016 Hennersdorf, P., Kleinertz, S., Theisen, S., Abdul-Aziz, M., Mrotzek, G., Palm, H., & Saluz, H. (2016). Microbial diversity and parasitic load in tropical fish of different environmental conditions. PLoS ONE, 11(3), e0151594-1-e0151594-18.
DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC6
2016 Oetama, V., Hennersdorf, P., Abdul-Aziz, M., Haryanti, H., Mrotzek, G., & Saluz, H. (2016). Microbiome analysis and detection of pathogenic bacteria of Penaeus monodon from Jakarta Bay and Bali. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 110(2), 718-725.
DOI Scopus4 WoS5 Europe PMC2
2016 Philipp Hennersdorf., Grit Mrotzek., Abdul-Aziz, M., & Hanspeter Saluz. (2016). Metagenomic analysis between free-living and cultured Epinephelus fuscoguttatus under different environmental conditions in Indonesian waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 110(2), 726-734.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC1
2016 Abdul-Aziz, M., Cooper, A., & Weyrich, L. (2016). Exploring relationships between host genome and microbiome: new insights from genome-wide association studies. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(OCT), 1611-1-1611-9.
DOI Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC4
2015 Abdul-Aziz, M. A., Schoefl, G., Mrotzek, G., Haryanti, H., Sugama, K., & Saluz, H. P. (2015). Population structure of the Indonesian giant tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon: a window into evolutionary similarities between paralogous mitochondrial DNA sequences and their genomes. Ecology and Evolution, 5(17), 3570-3584.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC2

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2017 - ongoing Member The Australian Society for Microbiology Australia
2015 - ongoing Member Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
2014 - ongoing Member The German Life sciences Association (VBIO) Germany
Position
PhD Candidate
Phone
83138245
Fax
8313 4634
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Darling, floor 2
Room Number
2 05d
Org Unit
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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