Selected Publications


Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 7 RNA and Antibody Kinetics in Naturally Infected Dromedary Calves, United Arab Emirates.
Victor M. Corman, Peter Nagy, Stefanie Ostermann, Jacqueline Arloth, Anne Liljander, Rajib Barua, Aungshuman Das Gupta, Fatima Hakimuddin, Judit Juhasz, Ulrich Wernery, and Christian Drosten.
Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal (2020) - Volume 26, Number 9 - September 2020

A comprehensive catalog of LncRNAs expressed in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Yasmina Kermezli, Wiam Saadi, Mohamed Belhocine, Eve-Lyne Mathieu, Marc-Antoine Garibal, Vahid Asnafi, Mourad Aribi, Salvatore Spicuglia & Denis Puthier.
Leukemia & Lymphoma. (2019) - Volume 60, 2019 - Issue 8.

A critical regulator of Bcl2 revealed by systematic transcript discovery of lncRNAs associated with T-cell diferentiation.
Wiam Saadi, Yasmina Kermezli, LanT. M. Dao, Evelyne Mathieu, David Santiago-Algarra, Iris Manosalva, Magali Torres, Mohamed Belhocine, Lydie Pradel, Beatrice Loriod, Mourad Aribi, Denis Puthier & Salvatore Spicuglia.
Scientific reports. (2019) - 9:4707

Explore, edit and leverage genomic annotations using Python GTF toolkit.
Lopez F, Charbonnier G, Kermezli Y, Belhocine M, Ferre Q, Zweig N, Aribi M, Gonzalez A, Spicuglia S.
Bioinformatics. (2019) - 15;35(18):3487-3488

Brucella melitensis caused abortion in a serologically positive dromedary camel.
Juhasz J., Jose S., Kinne J., Johnson B., Raja S., Maio E., Alkhatib R., Premasuthan A., Felde O., Gyuranecz M., Nagy P., Barua R., Wernery U.
Journal of Camel Practice and Research (2019) - Volume : 26, Issue : 1

Recovery of Brucella melitensis from Artificially Infected Dromedaries.
Johnson B, Kinne J, Jose Sh, Pfeffer M, Shanmugaraja R, Pandarakandy Sh, Ali F, Maio E, Rodriguez Caveney M, Söllner NK and Wernery U.
Austin Journal of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (2018) - September 06, 2018

Uniparental chicken offsprings derived from oogenesis of chicken primordial germ cells (ZZ).
Liu, C., I.K. Chang, K.A. Khazanehdari, S. Thomas, P. Varghese, V. Baskar, R. Alkhatib, W. Li, J. Kinne and M.J. McGrew.
Biol. Reprod. (2017) - 96(3), 686-69

Incidence and detection of beak and feather disease virus in psittacine birds in the UAE.
F. Hakimuddin , F. Abidi , O. Jafer, C. Li, U. Wernery , Ch. Hebel, K. Khazanehdari
Biomolecular Detection and Quantification (2016) - 6, 27-32

Time Course of MERS-CoV Infection and Immunity in Dromedary Camels.
Meyer B, Juhasz J, Barua R, Das Gupta A, Hakimuddin F, Corman VM, Muller MA, Wernery U, Drosten C, Nagy P.
Emerg Infect Dis. (2016) - 22(12):2171-2173

Comparison of Two Different Laboratory Tests for The Identification of Brucella melitensis and Brucella abortus from Spiked Milk Samples of Camel, Goat and Sheep.
Wernery U., Jose Sh., Hakimuddin F., Abidi F., Khazanehdari K., Johnson B.
Journal of Camel Practice and Research (2016) - Volume: 22, Issue: 2; 189-192

Distribution of MLH1 in Horse Synaptonemal Complex.
Al-Jaru A., Goodwin W., Skidmore J., Khazanehdari K
Cytogenetic and Genome Research. (2014) - 142: 87 - 94

Male Horse Meiosis: Metaphase I Chromosome Configuration and Chiasmata Distribution.
Al-Jaru A., Goodwin W., Skidmore J., Raudsepp T, Khazanehdari K
Cytogenetic and Genome Research. (2014) - 143:225 - 231

A Genome-Wide Search for Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility Genes in an Extended Arab Family.
Al Safar HS, Cordell HJ, Jafer O, Anderson D, Jamieson SE, Fakiola M, Khazanehdari K, Tay GK, Blackwell JM
Ann Hum Genet. (2013) - 77,488–503

Molecular diagnosis of camel diseases.
Hakimuddin, F., F. Abidi, F. Abdushakur, O. Jaffer, U. Wernery and K. Khazanehdari
Proceedings of the 3rd Conference of the International Society of Camelid Research and Development. (2012) - 29th January - 1st February, 2012, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, pp93-94.

Evaluation of different sources of DNA for use in genome wide studies and forensic application.
Al Safar HS, Abidi FH, Khazanehdari KA, Dadour IR, Tay GK.
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. (2011) - Feb;89(3):807-15. doi: 10.1007/s00253-010-2926-3. Epub 2010 Oct 27. PMID: 20978755

Annually Recurring Parthenogenesis in a zebra shark Stegostoma fasciatum.
Rohinson DP, Baverstock W, Al-Jaru A, Hyland K, Khazanehdari K
J Fish Biol. (2011) - 79 (5): 1376-1382.

Conservation of Houbara bustards using interspecific chimeras.
Wernery, Ulrich; Chunhai, Liu; Baskar, Vijay; Guerineche, Zhor; Khazanehdari, Kamal A; Saleem, Shazia; Kinne, Jorg; Wernery, Renate; Griffin, Darren K; II-kuk Chang.
Avian Biology Research (2011) - July 2011, Vol4 Issue 2, p41-43.

A comparative study of serological tests and PCR for the diagnosis of equine piroplasmosis.
Jaffer O, Abdishakur F, Hakimuddin F, Riya A, Wernery U and Schuster R K.
Parasitology Research (2010) - 106, 709-713.

Authentication of Camel Milk Using Microstellite Markers.
F.A. Hassan, A.I. AlJaru, B. Johnson, U. Wernery and K.A. Khazanehdari
Journal of Camel Practice and Research; (2008) - 15 (1): 1-3.

Offspring resulting from transfer of cryopreserved embryos in camel (Camelus dromedarius).
Nowshari MA, Ali SA, Saleem S
Theriogenology. (2005) - Jun;63(9):2513-22. Epub 2004 Dec 10.



Clinical Diagnostics by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).
MBG Lab team
The 7th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (2018) ,

MitoScan Validated NGS Mitochondrial Genome Analysis.
MBG Lab team
The 7th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (2018) ,

MBG-MicroScan A validated NGS-based metagenomics approach to Pathogen detection
F. Hakimuddin, A Syed, M. Ismail, W. Li, F. Abidi, R Alkhatib, M Belhocine, R Howley, K. Khazanehdari.
The 7th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (2018) ,

Establishing a Targeted NGS Clinical Diagnostic Service in the UAE
R Howley, PhD., M Belhocine PhD., M Ismail PhD., W Li, B Abraham, A Syed, R Alkahtib, J Bangayan, K Khazanehdari PhD
The 7th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (2018) ,

Cancer Validated NGS Somatic Tumor Diagnosis.
MBG Lab team
The 7th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (2018) ,

Challenges Facing Dromedary Camel Parentage Verification and Individual Identification.
Al-Jaru A., Saleem S., Jafer O.,Ali F., Changlu L., Hung X., Ambadi J., Bagaipo E. and Khazanehdari K.
4th Conference of ISOCARD. Almaty, Kazakhstan. (2015) , (Received second prize for the best poster presentation).

Screening of camels from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) for novel Coronavirus (MERS).
F. Abidi, M. Ismail, F. Hakimuddin, A. Premasuthan, W. Li1, F. Ali, A. Al-Jaru, U. Wernery, K. Khazanehdari.
4th Conference of ISOCARD. Almaty, Kazakhstan. (2015) ,

Characterization and Sequencing of Novel Tetranucleotide Microsatellite Markers in Dromedaries and New World Camelid.
Khoory H., S. Saleem, Tay G. K. and Khazanehdari K. A.
4th Conference of ISOCARD. Almaty, Kazakhstan. (2015) ,

Isolation of novel tetranucleotide microsatellite markers from a Vicugna pacos BAC library (CH246) and their characterization in Dromedaries and New World Camelids.
H. Khoory, S. Saleem, G. K. Tay, and K. A. Khazanehdari.
34th International Society for Animal Genetics Conference (ISAG) (2014) , 27th July Xi’an.

Characterization of novel tetra nucleotide microsatellite markers in Arabian camel.
H. Khoory, S. Saleem, G. K. Tay , and K. A. Khazanehdari
Conference on Camelid genetics and reproduction, 16-18th September, Houston, TX, USA. (2012) ,

Identification of Houbara Genome: Generation of Species specific probes by Suppression Subtraction Hybridisation.
Shazia Saleem, Chunhai Liu, Il-Kuk Chang, Ulrich Wernery, Kamal A Khazanehdari.
First International Symposium on Conservation and Propagation of Endangered Species of Birds, Abu Dhabi (2011) ,

Sequencing the M-allele of microsatellite markers used for paternity testing of Camelus dromedarius.
H. Khoory, S. Saleem, R. Zachariah, G. K. Tay , and K. A. Khazanehdari.
Abu Dhabi Genomics and Systems Biology Meeting, Abu Dhabi,UAE: 6-7th January 2010. (2010) ,

Molecular Identification and Characterization of Camel Milk Insulin.
Motasem Ismail, Osman Jafer, Kamal khazanehdari, Ulrich Wernery, Mark Smales.
Postgraduate symposium (2010) , University of Kent

Sequencing the M-allele for microsatellite markers used for Camelus dromedarius paternity testing.
H. Khoory, S. Saleem, R. Zachariah, G. Tay , and K. A. Khazanehdari.
The Second Conference of the International Society of Camelid Research and Development. Djerba, Tunisia: 11th-14th March. (2009) , (Received second prize for the best poster presentation).

Spermatogenesis in Equine; Meiotic Chromosome Behavior and Recombination.
Ayman I. Al-Jaru, Willam Goodwin, Julian Skidmore, Kamal Khazanehdari.
(2008) ,

Construction of Subtracted cDNA Microarray.
Wenhai Li, Smriti Krishna, Kamal Khazanehdari.
(2008) ,

Generation of species specific probes by Suppression Subtraction Hybridization method for various avian species.
Saleem, S. and K.A.Khazanehdari.
International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) 22-28th Aug, Brazil. (2006) ,

Selected Publications


Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 7 RNA and Antibody Kinetics in Naturally Infected Dromedary Calves, United Arab Emirates.
Victor M. Corman, Peter Nagy, Stefanie Ostermann, Jacqueline Arloth, Anne Liljander, Rajib Barua, Aungshuman Das Gupta, Fatima Hakimuddin, Judit Juhasz, Ulrich Wernery, and Christian Drosten.
Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal (2020) - Volume 26, Number 9 - September 2020

A comprehensive catalog of LncRNAs expressed in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Yasmina Kermezli, Wiam Saadi, Mohamed Belhocine, Eve-Lyne Mathieu, Marc-Antoine Garibal, Vahid Asnafi, Mourad Aribi, Salvatore Spicuglia & Denis Puthier.
Leukemia & Lymphoma. (2019) - Volume 60, 2019 - Issue 8.

A critical regulator of Bcl2 revealed by systematic transcript discovery of lncRNAs associated with T-cell diferentiation.
Wiam Saadi, Yasmina Kermezli, LanT. M. Dao, Evelyne Mathieu, David Santiago-Algarra, Iris Manosalva, Magali Torres, Mohamed Belhocine, Lydie Pradel, Beatrice Loriod, Mourad Aribi, Denis Puthier & Salvatore Spicuglia.
Scientific reports. (2019) - 9:4707

Explore, edit and leverage genomic annotations using Python GTF toolkit.
Lopez F, Charbonnier G, Kermezli Y, Belhocine M, Ferre Q, Zweig N, Aribi M, Gonzalez A, Spicuglia S.
Bioinformatics. (2019) - 15;35(18):3487-3488

Brucella melitensis caused abortion in a serologically positive dromedary camel.
Juhasz J., Jose S., Kinne J., Johnson B., Raja S., Maio E., Alkhatib R., Premasuthan A., Felde O., Gyuranecz M., Nagy P., Barua R., Wernery U.
Journal of Camel Practice and Research (2019) - Volume : 26, Issue : 1

Recovery of Brucella melitensis from Artificially Infected Dromedaries.
Johnson B, Kinne J, Jose Sh, Pfeffer M, Shanmugaraja R, Pandarakandy Sh, Ali F, Maio E, Rodriguez Caveney M, Söllner NK and Wernery U.
Austin Journal of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (2018) - September 06, 2018

Uniparental chicken offsprings derived from oogenesis of chicken primordial germ cells (ZZ).
Liu, C., I.K. Chang, K.A. Khazanehdari, S. Thomas, P. Varghese, V. Baskar, R. Alkhatib, W. Li, J. Kinne and M.J. McGrew.
Biol. Reprod. (2017) - 96(3), 686-69

Incidence and detection of beak and feather disease virus in psittacine birds in the UAE.
F. Hakimuddin , F. Abidi , O. Jafer, C. Li, U. Wernery , Ch. Hebel, K. Khazanehdari
Biomolecular Detection and Quantification (2016) - 6, 27-32

Time Course of MERS-CoV Infection and Immunity in Dromedary Camels.
Meyer B, Juhasz J, Barua R, Das Gupta A, Hakimuddin F, Corman VM, Muller MA, Wernery U, Drosten C, Nagy P.
Emerg Infect Dis. (2016) - 22(12):2171-2173

Comparison of Two Different Laboratory Tests for The Identification of Brucella melitensis and Brucella abortus from Spiked Milk Samples of Camel, Goat and Sheep.
Wernery U., Jose Sh., Hakimuddin F., Abidi F., Khazanehdari K., Johnson B.
Journal of Camel Practice and Research (2016) - Volume: 22, Issue: 2; 189-192

Distribution of MLH1 in Horse Synaptonemal Complex.
Al-Jaru A., Goodwin W., Skidmore J., Khazanehdari K
Cytogenetic and Genome Research. (2014) - 142: 87 - 94

Male Horse Meiosis: Metaphase I Chromosome Configuration and Chiasmata Distribution.
Al-Jaru A., Goodwin W., Skidmore J., Raudsepp T, Khazanehdari K
Cytogenetic and Genome Research. (2014) - 143:225 - 231

A Genome-Wide Search for Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility Genes in an Extended Arab Family.
Al Safar HS, Cordell HJ, Jafer O, Anderson D, Jamieson SE, Fakiola M, Khazanehdari K, Tay GK, Blackwell JM
Ann Hum Genet. (2013) - 77,488–503

Molecular diagnosis of camel diseases.
Hakimuddin, F., F. Abidi, F. Abdushakur, O. Jaffer, U. Wernery and K. Khazanehdari
Proceedings of the 3rd Conference of the International Society of Camelid Research and Development. (2012) - 29th January - 1st February, 2012, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, pp93-94.

Evaluation of different sources of DNA for use in genome wide studies and forensic application.
Al Safar HS, Abidi FH, Khazanehdari KA, Dadour IR, Tay GK.
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. (2011) - Feb;89(3):807-15. doi: 10.1007/s00253-010-2926-3. Epub 2010 Oct 27. PMID: 20978755

Annually Recurring Parthenogenesis in a zebra shark Stegostoma fasciatum.
Rohinson DP, Baverstock W, Al-Jaru A, Hyland K, Khazanehdari K
J Fish Biol. (2011) - 79 (5): 1376-1382.

Conservation of Houbara bustards using interspecific chimeras.
Wernery, Ulrich; Chunhai, Liu; Baskar, Vijay; Guerineche, Zhor; Khazanehdari, Kamal A; Saleem, Shazia; Kinne, Jorg; Wernery, Renate; Griffin, Darren K; II-kuk Chang.
Avian Biology Research (2011) - July 2011, Vol4 Issue 2, p41-43.

A comparative study of serological tests and PCR for the diagnosis of equine piroplasmosis.
Jaffer O, Abdishakur F, Hakimuddin F, Riya A, Wernery U and Schuster R K.
Parasitology Research (2010) - 106, 709-713.

Authentication of Camel Milk Using Microstellite Markers.
F.A. Hassan, A.I. AlJaru, B. Johnson, U. Wernery and K.A. Khazanehdari
Journal of Camel Practice and Research; (2008) - 15 (1): 1-3.

Offspring resulting from transfer of cryopreserved embryos in camel (Camelus dromedarius).
Nowshari MA, Ali SA, Saleem S
Theriogenology. (2005) - Jun;63(9):2513-22. Epub 2004 Dec 10.



Clinical Diagnostics by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).
MBG Lab team
The 7th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (2018) ,

MitoScan Validated NGS Mitochondrial Genome Analysis.
MBG Lab team
The 7th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (2018) ,

MBG-MicroScan A validated NGS-based metagenomics approach to Pathogen detection
F. Hakimuddin, A Syed, M. Ismail, W. Li, F. Abidi, R Alkhatib, M Belhocine, R Howley, K. Khazanehdari.
The 7th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (2018) ,

Establishing a Targeted NGS Clinical Diagnostic Service in the UAE
R Howley, PhD., M Belhocine PhD., M Ismail PhD., W Li, B Abraham, A Syed, R Alkahtib, J Bangayan, K Khazanehdari PhD
The 7th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (2018) ,

Cancer Validated NGS Somatic Tumor Diagnosis.
MBG Lab team
The 7th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (2018) ,

Challenges Facing Dromedary Camel Parentage Verification and Individual Identification.
Al-Jaru A., Saleem S., Jafer O.,Ali F., Changlu L., Hung X., Ambadi J., Bagaipo E. and Khazanehdari K.
4th Conference of ISOCARD. Almaty, Kazakhstan. (2015) , (Received second prize for the best poster presentation).

Screening of camels from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) for novel Coronavirus (MERS).
F. Abidi, M. Ismail, F. Hakimuddin, A. Premasuthan, W. Li1, F. Ali, A. Al-Jaru, U. Wernery, K. Khazanehdari.
4th Conference of ISOCARD. Almaty, Kazakhstan. (2015) ,

Characterization and Sequencing of Novel Tetranucleotide Microsatellite Markers in Dromedaries and New World Camelid.
Khoory H., S. Saleem, Tay G. K. and Khazanehdari K. A.
4th Conference of ISOCARD. Almaty, Kazakhstan. (2015) ,

Isolation of novel tetranucleotide microsatellite markers from a Vicugna pacos BAC library (CH246) and their characterization in Dromedaries and New World Camelids.
H. Khoory, S. Saleem, G. K. Tay, and K. A. Khazanehdari.
34th International Society for Animal Genetics Conference (ISAG) (2014) , 27th July Xi’an.

Characterization of novel tetra nucleotide microsatellite markers in Arabian camel.
H. Khoory, S. Saleem, G. K. Tay , and K. A. Khazanehdari
Conference on Camelid genetics and reproduction, 16-18th September, Houston, TX, USA. (2012) ,

Identification of Houbara Genome: Generation of Species specific probes by Suppression Subtraction Hybridisation.
Shazia Saleem, Chunhai Liu, Il-Kuk Chang, Ulrich Wernery, Kamal A Khazanehdari.
First International Symposium on Conservation and Propagation of Endangered Species of Birds, Abu Dhabi (2011) ,

Sequencing the M-allele of microsatellite markers used for paternity testing of Camelus dromedarius.
H. Khoory, S. Saleem, R. Zachariah, G. K. Tay , and K. A. Khazanehdari.
Abu Dhabi Genomics and Systems Biology Meeting, Abu Dhabi,UAE: 6-7th January 2010. (2010) ,

Molecular Identification and Characterization of Camel Milk Insulin.
Motasem Ismail, Osman Jafer, Kamal khazanehdari, Ulrich Wernery, Mark Smales.
Postgraduate symposium (2010) , University of Kent

Sequencing the M-allele for microsatellite markers used for Camelus dromedarius paternity testing.
H. Khoory, S. Saleem, R. Zachariah, G. Tay , and K. A. Khazanehdari.
The Second Conference of the International Society of Camelid Research and Development. Djerba, Tunisia: 11th-14th March. (2009) , (Received second prize for the best poster presentation).

Spermatogenesis in Equine; Meiotic Chromosome Behavior and Recombination.
Ayman I. Al-Jaru, Willam Goodwin, Julian Skidmore, Kamal Khazanehdari.
(2008) ,

Construction of Subtracted cDNA Microarray.
Wenhai Li, Smriti Krishna, Kamal Khazanehdari.
(2008) ,

Generation of species specific probes by Suppression Subtraction Hybridization method for various avian species.
Saleem, S. and K.A.Khazanehdari.
International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) 22-28th Aug, Brazil. (2006) ,