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PhD Thesis

  PhDThesis running :

 BARHOUMI Imen (2015-2016) / FSS «Diversity of bacterial antagonistic activities and Plant Bio-Protection » Supervisor: Kais JAMOUSSI.

  SAIDI Ibtissem (2015-2016) / FSS «Screening of a collection of antibacterial activities producing strains against Erwinia amylovora, the fire blight pathogen » Supervisor: Slim TOUNSI.

 MAMNI Hajeur (2015-2016) / FSS «Study of new delta-endotoxins forming spherical crystals of Bacillus» Supervisor: Souad ROUIS.

 BEN SALAH Yosra (2014-2015) / FSS «Study of the effects of chemical fertilizers (MAP, DAP and TSP), purified and unpurified, on physico-chemical and biological parameters of soil and plant » Supervisor: Slim TOUNSI.

 HMANI Mariem (2014-2015) / FSS «Vip Toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis: Toxicology and Mode of Action » Supervisor: Lobna ABDELKAFI.

 MAKNI Samar (2013-2014) / FSS «Bio-control of crown gall disease and insects by extracts from two endemic plants» Supervisor: Slim TOUNSI.

 DHOUIB Hanen (2013-2014) / FSS «Research and development of new strategies for the protection of tomato against Tuta absoluta and Verticilium dahliae through application of new biopesticides » Supervisor: Slim TOUNSI.

 MASMOUDI Fatma (2012-2013) / FSS «Research and biotechnological applications of bacterial active biomolecules » Supervisor: Mohamed TRIGUI.

 DAMMAK Ines (2012-2013) / FSS «Metalloproteases InhA of Bacillus thuringiensis: Molecular study, Expression and Biopesticide Activity » Supervisor: Slim TOUNSI.

 ABDELMALEK Nouha (2012-2013) / FSS «Investigation of new Cry2 delta-endotoxin of Bacillus thuringiensis Cloning, Expression and toxicity» Supervisor: Souad ROUIS.

 BEN ABDALLAH Dorra (2012-2013) / FSS «Investigation of the antibacterial activities of the 32a strain of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens against Agrobacterium tumefaciens » Supervisor : Slim TOUNSI.

 KHARRAT Marwa (2012-2013) / ENIS «Study, identification and production of new bacterial biopesticides, based on Bacillus thuringiensis active against Diptera » Supervisor: Slim TOUNSI.

 KAHLA Yosra (2012-2013) / FSS «Biological and physicochemical Investigation and biotechnological applications of active biomolecules with vegetal origin » Supervisor: Slim TOUNSI.

 MHALLA Dhekra (2011-2012) / FSS «Phytochemical characterization and biological potential of two endemic plants » Supervisor: Mohamed TRIGUI.

 ZOUARI Imen (2011-2012) / ENIS «Phytochemical characterization and biological potential of two endemic plants» Supervisor: Slim TOUNSI.

 ZALILA Imene (2010-2011) / FSS «Study and development of antifungal activity of Bacillus spp isolates » Supervisor: Slim TOUNSI.



  Supported thesis

  2016 :

BOUKEDI Hanen  (25-01-2016) / PhD in Biological Sciences (FSS).      
Title: VIP-type toxin of Bacillus thuringiensis: Molecular Study, histopathology and mode of action.
Supervisor: Prof. Slim TOUNSI.
 2014 :

 BEN FGUIRA Ines (24-12-2014) / PhD in Biological Sciences (FSS).     
Title: Development and characterization of conjugative and not conjugative plasmids and investigation of genes involved in the synthesis of bacteriocins in B. thuringiensis».
Supervisor: Prof. Samir JAOUA.


 ELLEUCH Jihen (24-12-2014) / PhD in Biological Sciences (FSS).          
Title: Investigation of Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxins, active on insect vectors of deseases: Search for new active toxins, construction of recombinant toxins and development of an overexpression system of a cytolytic protein.
Supervisors: Prof. Samir JAOUA & Dr. Raida ZRIBI.
 2013 :

 BEN FARHAT  Dalel (30-12-2013) / PhD in Biological Sciences (FSS).  
Title: The delta-endotoxin Cry1D of Bacillus thuringiensis: Screening, molecular study, mode of action and prevention against resistance.
Supervisor: Prof. Slim TOUNSI.


 BEN HEMADO  Dorra (December 2013) / PhD in Biological Sciences (FSS).           
Title: Development of a new strategy to control Agrotis segetum and Agrotis ipsilon with the entomopathogic bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis
Supervisor: Prof. Samir Jaoua & Dr. Lobna Abdelkéfi.
 2011 :

 KILANI FEKI Olfa (01-04-2011) / PhD in Biological Engineering (ENIS).   
Title: Isolation, purification and characterization of bacterial biofungicides active on plant pathogenic fungi».
Supervisor: Prof. Samir JAOUA)


 BEN KHEDHER Saoussen (01-04-2011) / PhD in Biological Engineering (ENIS).   
Title: Development of new biopesticides based on asporogenic and oligosporogenic Bacillus thuringiensis mutants : Improving of production and stability.
Supervisor: Prof. Nabil ZOUARI


 BEN HSOUNA Anis (11-07-2011) / PhD in Biological Sciences (FSS).   
Title: phytochemical Study and biological activity of natural substances isolated from two Tunisian plants Ceratonia siliqua" Kharrub "and Lawsonia inermis" Henna “.
Supervisor: Prof. Samir JAOUA)


 SELLAMI Sameh (05-09-2011) / PhD in Biological Sciences (FSS).        
Title: Study of Bacillus thuringiensis VIP toxins and heterologous and homologous expression of vip3A gene ».
Supervisor: Prof. Samir JAOUA
 2010 :

 JALLOULI Wafa (07-05-2010) / PhD in Biological Engineering (ENIS).       
Title: Study of the production of bio-insecticides using the bacterium Photorhabdus temperata
Supervisor: Prof. Nabil ZOUARI


 DAMMAK Mariam  (27-04-2010) / PhD in Biological Engineering (ENIS).   
Title: Molecular study of delta-endotoxins Cry1A and Cry1I of Bacillus thuringiensis: genetic investigation, crystallization, secretion and mode of action »
Supervisor: Prof Slim TOUNSI).
 2009 :

 SAADAOUI Imen (01-12-2009) PhD in Biological Sciences (FSS).       
Title: Screening of a collection of strains of B. thuringiensis and investigation of cry gene responsible for the hypertoxicity of the BLB1 strain ».
Supervisor: Prof. Samir JAOUA)
 2007 :

 ZRIBI ZGHAL Raida (26-01-2007) / PhD in Biological Engineering (ENIS).           
Title: Study and characterization of bio-insecticides active on Diptera and disease vectors».
Supervisor: Prof. Samir JAOUA


 DRISS Fatma (08-12-2007) / PhD in Biological Engineering (ENIS).      
Title: Study of Bacillus thuringiensis chitinolytic activities.
Supervisor: Prof Samir JAOUA)


 Fakher Kamoun (December-2007) / PhD in Biological Engineering (ENIS).  
Title: Molecular and biochemical study of Bacillus thuringiensis bacteriocins».
Supervisor: Prof. Samir JAOUA)
 2005 :

 Lobna Abdelkéfi (December 2005) / PhD in Biological Engineering (ENIS). 
Title: Molecular study of VIP "Vegetative Insecticidal Protein ": the second generation bio-insecticide of Bacillus thuringiensis
Supervisor: Prof. Samir JAOUA
 2004 :

 Dhouha Ghribi (04-02- 2005) / PhD in Biological Engineering (ENIS).  
Title: Improvement of Bacillus thuringiensis biopesticides production by conventional mutagenesis, its adaptation to stress conditions and its metabolite control
Supervisor: Prof. Nabil Zouari
 2002 :

 TOUNSI Slim (04-05-2002) / PhD in Biological Engineering (ENIS).     
Title: Cloning and Study of the expression of genes encoding the Dela-endotoxins of Bacillus thuringiensis strain BNS3 and construction of recombinant strains overproducing Bioinsecticides.
Supervisor : Prof. Samir JAOUA



  Habilitations (2nd PhD)

Slim Tounsi (30-05-2006): Habilitation in Biological and Biotechnological Sciences/Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir

 Souad Rouis (14-4-2009): Habilitation in Biological Engineering/National School of Engineers of Sfax
Title : A: histopathological, immunohistopathological and molecular study of Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxins and their effects on insect larvae. B: Characterization of transgenic potato plants expressing fragments of anti-PVY antibodies

 Lobna Abdelkéfi (08-05-2012): Habilitation in Biological Engineering/National School of Engineers of Sfax
Title : Molecular study, Histopathology and Mode of action of Bacillus thuringiensis Vip toxins

 Mohamed Trigui (13-04-2013): Habilitation in Biological Engineering/National School of Engineers of Sfax
Title : Biomolecules of plant and bacterial origins: From Isolation and structural characterization to biotechnological application

 Kais Jamoussi (08-06-2013): Habilitation in Biological Engineering/National School of Engineers of Sfax
Title : Virulence factors in Shigella flexneri and entomopathogenic and antibiotic activities in Bacillus spp.

 Hichem Azzouz (22-05-2015): Habilitation in Biological Sciences/Faculty of Sciences of Sfax
Title : Towards an alternative control against crop pests.