Vice Dean, Head of Biomedical Engineering Department, Assistant Professor
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Walid graduated with a Bachelor degree in Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and then earned a Master's degree in Biotechnology from Yarmouk University (YU). He then joined the King Hussein Cancer Foundation & centre (KHCC) where he performed immunogenetics and molecular diagnostics tests on cancer patients samples, which was very daunting for a newly graduated student.
Walid earned his PhD in Pathology from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales in Sydney in Australia where he aimed to combine his molecular pathology background with new biophysical techniques. His postgraduate research project focused on the small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) approach to resolve the architecture and conformational changes of An unusual bacterial transcription factor involved in amino acid metabolism in a work published in Nucleic Acids Research (NAR), a highly reputed Oxford University Journal with an impact factor of 9.112 in 2015. 

Educational Background

Medical Sciences, Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Biotechnology , Yarmouk University, Jordan
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Research Interests

Walid has a significant research interests in Pathology at the molecular level. In addition, Walid has applied for seed research fund at the German Jordanian University to specifically start his new project on Human Microbiota.

  • Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS) Scheme funding round 1/2014
  • School of Medical Sciences travel award 2013

Society Memberships

  • Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Australian Society for Biophysics
  • The Sydney chapter - Society for Conservation Biology, USA
  • Biophysical Society-USA


Selected Publications

2016 Walid A. Al-Zyoud,"Monograph Book, DNA binding mechanism of an unusual bacterial transcription regulator ", LAP LAMBERT Academic Publisher,Germany,2016
2016 Walid A. Al-Zyoud, Robert Hynson, Till Boecking, Lawrence Lee , Dali Liu, Katharina Gaus, Joshua Ho, Eleni Giannoulatou, Alastair Stewart, Matthew Baker, Anthony Duff, Adelle Coster, Lorraine Ganuelas,"Binding of transcription factor GabR to DNA requires recognition of DNA shape at a location distinct from its cognate binding site",Oxford Journals,Nucl. Acids Res. 44 (3): 1411-1420,2016 [View]
2016 Wahsha, M., Al-Absi, Bini, C., Bani Yassen, A., Al-Zyoud, & Al-Jawasreh,"EFFECTS OF TOXIC ELEMENTS ON LEAF MORPHOLOGY OF HALOPHILA STIPULACEA GROWINMINE DUMP SEDIMENTS IN SOUTHEAST JORDAN. EQA – Environmental Quality",21, 33–4,2016
2016 Wahsha, M., Al-Absi, E., Manasrah, R., Al-Zyoud, W., & Bini, C,"THE IMPACT OF URANIUM NEAR A PHOSPHATE MINING PORT ON THE ENVIRONMENT (GULF OF AQABA, JORDAN)",EQA – Environmental Quality, 22, 25–32,2016
2014 Walid A. Al-Zyoud, Rob Hynson, Anthony Duff, Thomas Sobey, Lawrence Lee, Dali Liu, Till Böcking,"Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering Study for Conformational Changes of Unusual Transcription Factor at the Operator",Biophysical Journal, Vol. 106, Issue 2, p497a,2014 [View]