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Poland: Kurdish Professor Finds Cause of Gum disease
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Poland: Kurdish Professor Finds Cause of
By Ari Usman
WARSAW,— Professor Karim Yassen discovered
the enzyme that has been named Karilysin in his
honor after six months research in a university in
Prior to the discovery, scientists had known gum
disease or periodontal is a bacterium, but they
failed to understand what caused it to develop.
“I still have to investigate what causes the
formation of the enzyme, and investigate how the
enzyme could be suppressed,” Mr Yassen said.
This discovery is extremely important since there
are millions of people affected by this disease
around the world.
Kurdish Professor Karim Yassen Finds Cause of Gum
An estimated 80
percent of American adults currently have some form
of the disease, according the National Institute of
Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Mr. Yassen’s discovery has since been published by
top world biological journals including the US-based
Biological Chemistry Journal and he has been heavily
invited by well-known world universities to finish
Dr. Yassen, 34, is a professor teaching at the
University of Salahaddin’s College of Biology. In
2005 he went to Jagiellonian University in Poland to
study his PhD in bio-technology where the research
was carried out.
Dr. Yassen says that there is still much more to be
done to finalize the finding. However, due to the
lack of an advanced laboratory in Kurdistan, Dr.
Yassen doubts that he can work further on his
Dr. Kamal Mustapha, the Dean of the college of
Science at Salahaddin University says that he will
import him a more advanced library in which he can
develop his study.
Jagiellonia University has already offered Dr Yassen
a scholarship to pursue a two-year study of post-PhD,www.ekurd.netan
offer he turned down saying his Iraqi college and
students need him in Kurdistan.
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