Hadda-Imene Ouzari-Cherif

Ecole Supérieure des Industries Alimentaires, University of Tunisi.

- HDR in Microbiology, Faculty of Science of Tunis, June 2008. 
- Doctorate degree in Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, February 2002. 
- Master in Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, December 1997. 
- Laureat in Sciences Naturelles, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, June 1995, 
- High school degree in Experimental Sciences, « Lycée des jeunes garçons » (Tunis), June, 1991.

Scientific activities - Research areas 
1. Postdoctoral activities: Phylogeny and biological molecules of microorganisms of food and agriculture interest for bioremediation application. 
2. PhD thesis in Microbiology : « Molecular identification, Autolysins and Bacteriocins of L. lactis » under the supervision of : Pr. Abdellatif BOUDABOUS, Laboratoire Microorganismes et Biomolécules Actives, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia. 
3. Master in Microbiology : “Antagonistic activities in the genus Lactococcus” under the supervision of Pr. Abdellatif BOUDABOUS, Laboratoire Microorganismes et Biomolécules Actives, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.

1. Hassen A., Mahrouk M., Ouzari H., Cherif M., Boudabous A. and Damelincourt J.J. (2000) UV disinfection of treated wastwater in a large-scale pilot plant and inactivation of selected bacteria in a laboratory UV device. Bioressource Technology. 74: 141-150. 
2. Cherif A., Ouzari H., Daffonchio D., Cherif H., Ben Slama K., Hassen A., Jaoua S. and Boudabous A. (2001). Thuricin 7: a novel bacteriocin produced by Bacillus thuringiensis BMG1.7, a new strain isolated from soil. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 32 : 243-247. 
3. Ouzari H., Cherif A., Gtari M., Hassen A., Jaoua S. et Boudabous A. (2001). Ribotypage des lactocoques isolés des produits laitiers locaux. Microbiologie Hygiène Alimentaire.13 : 30-34. 
4. Gtari M., Ouzari H., Ben Slama K., Cherif A., Gharbi S., Aouani M. E. et Boudabous A. (2001). Frankia elaeagni: isolement, culture et identification. Microbiologie Hygiène Alimentaire. 13 : 24-29. 
5. Ouzari H., Cherif A. and Mora D. (2002) Autolytic phenotype of Lactococcus lactis strains isolated from traditional Tunisian dairy products. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 92: 812-820. 6. Cherif A., Borin S., Rizzi A.,. Ouzari H., Boudabous A. and Daffonchio D. (2002). Characterization of a repetitive element polymorphism polymerase chain reaction chromosomal marker that discriminates Bacillus anthracis from related species. Journal of Applied Microbiology, Vol. 93: 456-462. 
7. Cherif A., Borin S., Rizzi A., Ouzari H. Boudabous A. and Daffonchio D. (2003) Bacillus anthracis diverges from related clades of the Bacillus cereus group in 16S-23S ribosomal DNA intergenic transcribed spacers containing tRNA genes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 69 (1): 33-40. 
8. Raddadi N., Cherif A., Mora D., Ouzari H., Boudabous A., Molinari F. and Daffonchio D. (2004) The autolytic phenotype of Bacillus thuringiensis. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 97: 158-168. 
9. Ouzari H., Hassen A., Najjari A., Ettoumi B., Daffonchio D., Zagorec M., Boudabous A. and Mora D. (2006) A novel phenotype based on esterase electrophoretic polymorphism for the differentiation of Lactococcus lactis ssp. Lactis and cremoris. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 43: 351-359. 
10. Najjari A., Ouzari H., Gtari M., Mora D. and Boudabous A. (2006) Polymorphisme de l’opéron Histidine chez Lactococcus lactis. Microbiologie Hygiène Alimentaire. 18 : 11-17. 
11. Raddadi N., Cherif A., Ouzari H., Marzorati M., Brusetti L., Boudabous A. and Daffonchio D. (2007). Bacillus thuringiensis beyond insect biocontrol, plant growth promotion and biosafety of polyvalent strains. Annals of Microbiology. 57 : 481-494. 
12. Ouzari H. and Najjari A., Amairi H., Gtari M., Hassen A. and Boudabous A. (2008). Comparative analysis of Lactococcus lactis bacteriocins and preliminary characterization of a new proteinase K resistant lactococcin member. Annals of Microbiology. 58: 83-88. 
13. Cherif H., Ouzari H., Marzorati M., Brusetti L., Jedidi N., Abdennaceur Hassen A. and Daffonchio D. (2008). Bacterial community diversity assessment in municipal solid waste compost amended soil using DGGE and ARISA fingerprinting methods. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 24: 1159-1167. 
14. Najjari A., Ouzari H., Boudabous A., Zagorec M. (2008). Method for reliable isolation of Lactobacillus sakei strains originating from Tunisian seafood and meat products. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 121: 342-351. 
15. Ouzari H., Khsairi A., Raddadi N., Jaoua L., Hassen A. and Boudabous A. (2008). Diversity of auxin producing bacteria associated to Pseudomonas savastanoi-induced tree knots. Journal of Basic Microbiology. 48: 370-377. 
16. Cherif H., Ayari F., Ouzari H., Marzorati M., Brusetti L., Jedidi N., Hassen A. and Daffonchio D. (2009). Dose effect of municipal solid waste compost and other fertilizers on crop yield, soil characteristics, and soil bacterial community structure under Mediterranean conditions. European Journal of Soil Biology. 45: 138-145. 
17. Saidi Neila, Kouki Solwen, M’hiri Fadhel, Jedidi Naceur, Mahrouk Meriam Hassen Abdennaceur and Ouzari Hadda. (2009). Microbiological parameters and maturity degree during composting of Posidonia oceanica residues, mixed with vegetable wastes in semi-arid pedo-climatic condition. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 21: 1452-1458. 
18. SAIDI Neila, M’HIRI Fadhel, HAJLAOUI Mohamed Rabeh, MAHROUK Meriam, OUZARI Hadda, JEDIDI Naceur and HASSEN Abdennaceur. (2009). Characterization and selection of Bacillus sp. strains, effective biocontrol agents against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-lycopersici, the causal agent of Fusarium crown and root rot of tomato. Annals of Microbiology. 59: 191-198. 
19. Turki Y., Mehri I., Cherif H., Najjari A., Ben Aissa R., Hassen A. and Ouzari H. (2012). Epidemiology and antibiotic resistance of Salmonella enteric Serovar Kentucky isolates from Tunisia: The new emergent multi-drug resistant serotype. Food Research International. 45: 925-930. 
20. Turki Y., Ouzari H., Mehri I., Ben Aissa R. and Hassen A. (2012). Biofilm formation, virulence gene and multi-drug resistance in Salmonella Kentucky isolated in Tunisia. Food Research International. 45: 940-946. 
21. Turki Y., Ouzari H., Mehri I., Ben Ammar A. and Hassen A. (2012). Evaluation of cocktail of three bacteriophage for the biocontrol of Salmonella of wastewater. Food Research International. 45: 1099-1105. 
22. Djossou O., Perraud-Gaime I., Mirleau FL., Rodriguez-Serrano G., Karou G., Niamke S., Ouzari I., Boudabous A. and Roussos S. (2011). Robusta cofee beans post-harvest microflora : Lactobacillus plantarum sp. as potential antagonist of Aspergillus carbonarius. Anaerobe. 17: 267-272. 
23. Saidi N., Kouki S., Mehri I., Ben Rejeb A., Bellila A., Hassen A. and Ouzari H. (2011). Biofilm and siderophore effects on secondary waste water disinfection. Current Microbiology. 63: 337-340. 
24. Kouki S., Saidi N., Mhiri F., Nasr H., Cherif H., Ouzari H. and Hassen A. (2011). Isolation and characterization of facultative mixotrophic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria from constructed wetlands. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 10: 1699-1708. 
25. Sbissi I., Ghodbane-Gtari F., Neffati M., Ouzari H., Boudabous A. and Gtari M. (2011). Diversity of the desert truffle Terfezia bouderi Chatin, in southern Tunisia. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 57 : 599-605. 
26. Amairi H., Barba V., De Los Rios V., Ouzari H.I., Jaouani A. and Martinez M.J. (2011). Isolation and characterization of a new dimeric esterase from Lactobacillus sakei 23K. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. 112: 558-560. 
27. Klibi N., Ben Slimane N., Fhoula I., Lopez M., Ben Slama K, Daffonchio D., Boudabous A., Carmen T., and Ouzari H. Genotypic diversity, antibiotic resistance and bacteriocin production in rhizospheric enterococci. Accepted in Microbes and Enviroment.

Teaching experience 
1. Practical lessons of Microbiology in the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis: from 1999 to 2002. 
2. Courses and Practical lessons of Food Microbiology in the High Institute of Biotechnology of Sidi Thabet: from 2004 to 2007.
3. Courses of Microbiology and Molecular Biology in the Faculty of Sciences of Gafsa during 2008/2009. 
4. Courses in Food Microbiology and Biotechnology in the Higher Institute of Food Industry of Tunisia during 2010/2012