Majid Mohammed Mahmood
I graduated from College of Veterinary Medicine / Baghdad University (Iraq) as a Veterinarian in 2004 ranked first out of 219 students. Because of my rank, I got a Job as a researcher in the Unit of Zoonotic Diseases / College of Veterinary Medicine / Baghdad University. Then, I finished a Master Science in the same mentioned place during 2007-2009. After that, my job had been upgraded to a lecturer. In 2010, I occupied an additional job entitled “Head of Quality Assurance and University Performance” in the same mentioned place. In 2012, I got further work as a website Admin in the Unit of Zoonotic Diseases / College of Veterinary Medicine. During 2012, I obtained a scholarship to study PhD in Nottingham University. In 2013, I travelled to the United Kingdom to join an English Language Course in the Centre for English Language Education (CELE)/ The University of Nottingham and passed successfully. In 2014, I Joined my PhD in Department of Infection and Immunity/ School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in the University of Nottingham.
PhD Scholarship funded by the Higher Committee for Education Development in Iraq (HCED), due for completion in January 2018
School Research Theme:
Animal Infection and Immunity
The role of Toll-like receptor 5 in innate immunity
Summary of Research:
Innate immunity was understood as a limited defence mechanism many years ago, while it has been of a great interest nowadays. This concept has led us to further investigate the role of innate immunity in terms of Toll-like receptors. The purpose of current research is to describe the role of Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) in response to flagellins of motile bacteria. This, in turn, will inform vaccine strategies using TLR ligands /agonists as adjuvants.
Prof David Haig
Dr Robin Flynn
Primary Funding Source:
Higher Committee for Education Development in Iraq (HCED),
• Mahmood M.M.; AL-Hadithy, H.AH. and AL-Badawi, N.M. (2013). Estimation of Serum Liver Enzymes Activities in Awassi Sheep. The Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 37(1): 115 – 120.
• Mahmood M.M.; AL-Hadithy H.AH. and AL-Badawi N.M. (2012). Status of some serum electrolytes concentrations in Iraqi Awassi Sheep. International Journal of Advanced Biological Research. ISSN 2250 – 3579 (Online) vol 2: 540-544.
• Mahmood, M.M.; Khalaf, O.H.; Abid, F.K. and Znad, K.H. (2011). Pathological Study of an Outbreak of Bovine Papilloma (Cutaneous Papillomatosis) in AL-Anbar Province. "Domestic Animals between Heritage and Contemporary", Proceeding of Second Scientific Conference Centre for Arab Scientific Heritage Revival, Baghdad University, 422-433.
• Mahmood, M.M.; Abdul-AL-Mounam, M.A. and Faraj, B.R. (2012). Study the Penetration of Salmonella typhimurium and Proteus vulgaris through Table Egg Shell Membranes at Various Temperatures. Al-Anbar Journal of Veterinary Science , 5: 22-27.