Master of Arts in Islamic Religious Studies (MAIRS)

Teaching Arabic in the Global Era

School of Science and Engineering

Fouad Berrada

  • Professor of Biology
  • School of Science and Engineering

  • Status: Full-time
  • Office number : 9
  • Building : 5
  • Office phone : (+212)-535-862-126
  • Email : F.Berrada@aui.ma
  • Website : http://mail.aui.ma/~F.Berrada

  • • Holder of a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology/Biopathology from Montreal University. From 1994 to 1996 I did a Post Doc at McGill in Neurology “Montreal Neurological Institute”. I joined AUI in January 1997. Taught and worked in different universities in USA and Canada as visiting professor, since 1984. I got a number of Canadian scholarships during my carrier. I gained also the USA Fulbright Scholarship in summer 2008. Last year I organized a pre meeting for the ICSM 2011 conference that took place at AUI and co-chaired this conference in Marrakesh. I also collaborated in the past three years in two IDRC funded projects: “Participative and Adaptive Experiment of the Forest Resources Managements in the Atlas Mountain Chain (Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco)” and “Using demand side management to adapt to water scarcity and climate change in the Saïss basin; Morocco”. As a researcher I worked on viral induced pathologies, such as “CVB3, HIV-1”, neurodegenerative diseases “Alzheimer” and cancers “Prostate and breast cancers early detections” and developed different transgenic mice. I also supervised and formed a dozen of master students.
  • Degree : Bachelor in 1984 UQAM, Master in 1987 at Armand Frappier Institute “UQAM”, Ph.D. in 1995 at UDEM and Post Doc. at MNI “McGill”.
  • Research areas and expertise : AIDS and HIV infection, Production of transgenic mice, Alzheimer disease, Prostate and breast cancers.

  • Grants and honors : USA Fulbright Scholarship 2008 FRSQ Postdoctoral Fellowship grant. MRC Doctoral Fellowship grant. Award for the best oral student’s presentation, Montreal University 1993. NIH master grant.
Bibliography: PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS Book chapter in: Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region: Violence, the Bitit Canal and the Nile Basin: An Asymmetric Comparison; Jack Kalpakian, Ahmed Legrouri, Fatima Ejekki, Khalid Doudou, Berrada F, Abdelkrim Ouardaoui, and Driss Kettani (http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/agriculture/book/978-94-007-4755-5#): SPRINGER, ISBN 978-94-007-4755-5,2012, IX, 391 p A. Soumari, T. Fechtali , Berrada F. et al., “ The central role of the fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) in the regulation of the glycemia in normal rats: a stereotaxic study. SCIENTIFIC STUDY & RESEARCH ? Vol. X (4) ISSN 1582-540-351? 2009 . Berrada F., Amyot J., et al. « Performance du Dosage de l’ARN Messager du PSA dans le Diagnostic et le suivi du Cancer de la Prostate ». Ann Biol Clin Qué; 43(1):18-23 , 2006.18 Amyot j., Berrda F., et al., « La RT-PCR comme approche diagnostique des néoplasmes : Dosage de l’ARN messager de la Thyroglobuline dans le suivi du cancer différencié de la Thyroïde ». Annales de biologie clinique du Québec, volume 41, No1, 9-13, 2004. Michaud, j, Berrada F., et al. « Neuropathology of NFHgp 160 transgenic mice expressing the HIV-1 env protein in neurons ». J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol. 60 (6): 574-587, 2001. Giovanna P., Berrada F., et al. “Immunolocalisation of NAIP in the human brain and spinal cord”. Neuroreport , 17;11(1):9-14, 2000. Beffert U., Berrada F., et al. “The neurobiology of apolipoproteins and their receptors in the CNS and Alzheimer's disease”. Brain Res Rev Jul;27(2):119-142 ; 1998. Berrada F., Kessous A., et al. "Neuronal Expression of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Env Proteins in Transgenic mice: Distribution in the Central Nervous System and Pathological Alterations" Journal of Virology 69: 6770-6778; 1995. Coutlée F., Berrada F., et al. " Discordance between Primer Pairs in the Polymerase Chain Reaction for Detection of Human immunodeficiency Virus Type 1: A Role for Taq Polymerase Inhibitors". The Journal of Infectious Diseases 164: 817; 1991. Coutlée F., Berrada F., et al. " Evaluation of Infection With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 by Using Nonisotopic Solution Hybridization for Detection of Polymerase Chain Reaction-Amplified Proviral DNA". Journal of Clinical Microbiology 29: 2461-2467; 1991. Mandeville R., Berrada F., et al "An in vitro model for cancer invasion; Grading and quantification of aggressiveness". Anticancer Research, 7: 1133-1142, 1987. Mandeville R., Berrada F., et al. "Development and Use of an In vitro Model for the Grading and Quantitation of Cancer Invasion". Tumor Biology, 8, 370, 1987. Mandeville R. and Berrada F. "Studies on confrontation of different breast cancer cell lines with pre-cultured embryonic chick heart: an assay for invasiveness" Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 8, 108, 1986. PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES C. El Alaoui1, F. Zinebi2, J-C. Rostain3, Berrada F 4, & T. Fechtali1. The effect of high pressure on NMDA Receptors and GABA receptors modulate LTP in Stratum Oriens of Hippocampal CA1. First International meeting on Ion Channel Signaling Mechanisms, ICSM 2011, Marrakesh, Morocco José C. González-Cobos1,5, Xuexin Zhang1,5, Wei Zhang1,5, Brian Ruhle1, Rajender K. Motiani1, Rainer Schindl2, Martin Muik2, Jonathan M. Bisaillon1, Arti V. Shinde1, Marc Fahrner2, Harold A. Singer1, Khalid Matrougui3, Margarida Barroso1, Berrada F 4, Christoph Romanin2, & Mohamed Trebak1 “Agonist Activation of Store-Independent ORAI Channels by Intracrine LeukotrieneC4: Role in Vascular Occlusive Disease”. First International meeting on Ion Channel Signaling Mechanisms, ICSM 2011, Marrakesh, Morocco Rajender K. Motiani, Iskandar F. Abdullaev, Xuexin Zhang, Kelly Harmon, Berrada F and Mohamed Trebak, “A novel native Store Operated Calcium (SOC) channel encoded by Orai3: regulation and function in Breast Cancer” First International meeting on Ion Channel Signaling Mechanisms, ICSM 2011, Marrakesh, Morocco, Berrada F, COLLOQUE MAROCO-FRANÇAIS EN CHIMIE MOLECULAIRE RABAT 26-28 JANVIER 2005 Berrada F “Expression of HIV-1 gp160 in Transgenic Animals”. 13th International Symposium on HIV & Emerging Infectious Diseases, Toulon, France, 3 -5th June 2004. Berrada F . Regional Workshop on Biotechnology in the Middle East and North Africa. Organized and supported by CRDI. Sept 29-30, 2004 Cairo, Egypt Berrada F. « Expression of the HIV-1 envelope Proteins inTransgenic animals ». Vième rencontre scientifique organisée par le Regroupement des Biologistes Marocains au Canada (RBMC). Le 26-27 mai 2001, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Berrada F. “Transgenic Mice for The Neuronal Expression of HIV-1 gp160” IIIème Rencontre Scientifique Annuelle du Regroupement des Biologistes Marocains au Canada, Montréal, 5 Juin 1999. Kessous A., Berrada F., et al. "Neuronal Expression of HIV-1 Env Proteins under the Neurospecific Promoter NFL in transgenic mice model". XIITh. International Congress of Neuropathology, Toronto, November 1994 Berrada F. Kessous A., et al. "Expression of HIV-1 Env gene under Neurospecific Promoters in Transgenic mice". VIIIème Conférence Internationale sur le SIDA en Afrique & VIIIème Conférence Africaine sur les MST Marrakech, Morocco, 12-16 December 1993. Berrada F. Kessous A., et al. "Étude de la neurotoxicité de la gp120 dans le modèle de souris transgéniques". 10e journée scientifique du Département de pathologie de l'UdeM, Montréal, 8 juin 1993. Berrada F. Kessous A., et al. "Expression of HIV-1 Glycoprotein gp120 under neuro-specific promoters in Transgenic mice". RETROVRUSES MEETING, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 25-30 May 1993. Berrada F. Kessous A., et al. "Study of the Expression of HIV-1 gp160 protein, in vitro and in transgenic mice". 34th Annual National Student Research Forum, UTMB, Galveston, Texas 15-17 April 1993. Berrada F., Kessous A., et al. "Étude de l'expression de la gp160 du virus HIV-1in vitro et dans le modèle de souris transgéniques". 9e journée scientifique du Département de pathologie de l'UdeM, Montréal, 27 mai 1992. Berrada F., Kessous A., et al. "Étude de la neurotoxicité de la protéine gp160 du virus HIV-1 dans le modèle de souris transgéniques". 11e Congrès Annuel de l'AEGSFM, Montréal, 5 mars 1992. Berrada F., Kessous A., et al. "Étude de la neurotoxicité de la protéine gp160 du virus HIV-1 dans le modèle de souris transgéniques". 8e journée scientifique du Département de pathologie de l'UdeM, Montréal, 5 juin 1991. Coutlée F. Berrada F., et al. "Inhibition of Taq Polymerase can result in discordant results between primer pairs for HIV-1 in the Polymerase Chain Reaction ". ASM conference on biotechnology. New York, 27-30 June 1991. Coutlée F. Berrada F., et al. "Évaluation de deux réactions d'amplification du gène GAG par la réaction de la polymérase en chaîne (PCR) au cours de l'infection au VIH-1". Congrès annuel, Association des médecins Microbiologistes Infectiologues du Québec, 6-7 juin 1991. Berrada F., Kessous A., et al. "Étude de la neurotoxicité de la protéine gp120 du virus HIV-1 dans le modèle expérimental de souris transgéniques". 7è journée scientifique du Département de pathologie de l'UdeM, Montréal 30 mai 1990. Berrada F., Mandeville R., et al. "Study of the invasiveness of different breast cancer cells in a tri-dimentional model". The 30Th. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 22-26 June 1987. Berrada F., Mandeville R., et al. " Etude de l'invasion tumorale dans un système de culture d'organes". Le 55e Congrès de l'ACFAS, Ottawa, 19-22 mai 1987. Berrada F. , Mandeville R. et al."Quantitation of cancer invasion in vitro: confrontation of breast cancer cells with precultured heart fragments". The international Association for Breast Cancer Research, Miami, Florida, 1-5 March 1987. Berrada F., Mandeville R., et al. " Development and use of the embryo organ culture technique to study invasion". The 6Th. Int. Congress of Immunology, Toronto, 6-11 July 1986. Berrada F., Mandeville R., et al. "Développement d'un modèle expérimental animal pour étudier le pouvoir invasif et métastatique des cellules cancéreuses du sein". 54e congrès de l'ACFAS, 12-16 mai 1986. Mandeville R., Berrada F., et al. "Development and characterization of three monoclonal antibodies showing a different spectrum of reactivity to human breast cancer cells". Biotech 85, Singapore, 27-29 November 1985.