Abdullah Aleidan

Abdullah Aleidan


My name is Abdullah Aleidan from Saudi Arabia – 36 – male – married. I graduated from Teachers College – Riyadh, earned a Bachelor degree in Biology, in 2006. Since then, I have joined the Biology department at Teachers College as a Teaching Assistant. I have been assigned by the department to complete my master degree in Animal Environment and Pollution. After that, I have awarded the degree of Master of Science in Zoology from the College of Science – King Saud University, in September 2011 titled:
“Histological and Functional Alterations Induced by Lead in the Liver and Kidney of Chicken, Gallus gallus domesticus”.

Then I was assigned to be a lecturer at Zoology Department, College of Science – King Saud University from 2011 to present. In March 2012, I went to the UC Davis Institution, University of California – Davis, USA, studying English language for 12 months. Being a UEA Environmental PhD researcher enables me to develop my knowledge in the field of Environmental and Pollution, develop my skills in research and contribute to resolving environmental issues.

Abdullah Aleidan

Ecology and Biodiversity

University of East Anglia, School of Environmental Sciences

PhD title: Pollution‐Induced Tolerance To Copper, Molecular And Morphological Studies On Nematode and Eukaryotic Communities In Grossly Contaminated Estuaries In The United Kingdom

My project will examine the effects of metal pollution on marine animals, looking at
severely polluted estuaries in South West England, and the presence of pollution tolerant
species and communities.
This would include:
1) community DNA barcoding to characterise meiofaunal and microfaunal communities in large
numbers of samples at sites that vary in their level of pollution;
2) some conventional ecology/taxonomy to relate DNA sequences to conventional
3) characterise the tolerance of common species to copper using multi-species
toxicity tests and see if the changes in community composition along the contamination
gradients reflect the sensitivity of species in these multi-species toxicity tests.

Further Information

Lecturer – King Saud University, Saudi Arabia