Master of Arts in Islamic Religious Studies (MAIRS)

Teaching Arabic in the Global Era

School of Science and Engineering

Abdelghani El Asli

  • Associate Professor of Biology
  • School of Science and Engineering

  • Status: Full-time
  • Office number : 4
  • Building : 5
  • Office phone : (+212)-535-862-123
  • Email : a.elasli@aui.ma
  • Website : http://www.aui.ma/personal/~A.ElAsli/

  • PhD in environmental biotechnology from The University of Abd elmalek Essaadi in Tetouan, Morocco in a joint supervision with the Institute of Microbiology, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet, Dusseldorf, Germany -2003 and a master degree in molecular biology from the City College of New York, NY, USA -1993. Associate Professors at the School of Science and Engineering at AlAkhawayn University in Ifrane. Fullbright scholar at USDA, Peoria, Illinois USA (summer 2006). Research interest in the field of Bioenergies associated to the production of the second generation bioenergy (bioproduction of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass) and biogas from organic waste. It also includes the biodegradation of industrial liquid waste (Olive mill waste a downstream waste of the olives industry). I have been involved in many project and training on natural resources and environment issues and published research work in the same fields.
  • Degree : ? The University of Abd elmalek Essaadi in Tetouan, Morocco in a joint supervision with the Institute of Microbiology, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet, Dusseldorf, Germany ?PhD: Biology (Biotechnology of the environment) 2003 ? City College of New York, NY, USA ? Master degree: Molecular Biology, July 1993 ? Ecole Normale Superieure, Marrakech, Morocco ?Diplome de l’Ecole Normale Superieure (Bachelor): Biology and Geology,1986
  • Research areas and expertise : Research areas: bioenergies. Expertise: Environmental issues

Bibliography: Publications: ? Fatima Chamkh 1, Cathrin Spröer 2, Paulo Costa Lemos 3, Stephane Besson 3-4, AbdelGhani El Asli 5, Rhizlane Bennisse 1, Marc Labat 6, Maria Reis 3 and Abdel-Illah Qatibi 1. Desulfovibrio marrakechensis sp. nov., a 1,4-tyrosol-transforming, sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from olive mill wastewater. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; Vol. 59, No. 5 ? Abdelghani El Asli , and Abdel-Illah Qatibi Ethanol Production from Olive Cake Biomass Substrate. Biotechnol. Bioprocess Eng. 2009 14, 1:118-122. ? El OUAHBI. K1, and EL ASLI. A2. NTEROBACTER COLOACAE STRAIN FERMENTS XYLOSE TO ETHANOL AND TOLERATES FURFURAL AND 5-HYDRXYMETHYLFURFURAL. 16th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, in Valencia 2-6 June 2008 ? Abdelghani El Asli,1 Karim El Ouahbi, Faouzi Errachidiand, Abdel-illah Qatibi, and Khalid Sendide. Fermentation of Olive cake Lignocellulosic Biomass into Fuel Ethanol. 15th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Berlin 7-11 May 2007 2054-2057 ? El Asli A, Errachidi F, Bennisse G, Qatibi A, Errami M, (2005). Effect of cell immobilization on the treatment of olive mill wastewater by a total phenols, acetic acid and formic acid degrading bacterium strain. GRASAS Y ACEITES 56, 116-120. ? Bennisse R, Labat M, El Asli A., & Brhada F., Chandad F., Lorquin J, Liegbott PP., Hibti M., Qatibi AI*, (2004) Rhizosphere bacterial populations of metallophyte plants in heavy metals contaminated soils from mining area in semiarid climate. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 20 (7): 759-766 ? Eloutassi Noureddine, Errachidi Faouzi, El Asli Abdelghani, El Hassouni Mouhammed et Remmal Adnane (2004). Valorisation des déchets de distillation des plantes, exemple : Production de bioéthanol à partir de Rosmarinus officinalis hydrodistillé. Reviews in Biology and Biotechnology 3, 2 14-19. ? El Asli A, Boles E , Hollenberg CP & Errami M (2002) Conversion of xylose to ethanol by a novel phenol-tolerant strain of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from olive mill wastewater. Biotechnology Letters 24 1101-1105