Prof. Elsiddig A.E. Elsheikh from Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Khartoum, Sudan - appointed as a Visiting Professor (foreign researcher) searching for novel natural Secondary metabolites from Sudanese microorganisms in the Arid Land Research Center from 1st October 2016 for six months, paid a courtesy call on President Teshima, Tottori University.
Prof. Elsheikh graduated from the University of Khartoum. He pursued his higher education and awarded PhD from Reading University, UK in 1989. His major specialization is environmental soil microbiology. He has served as the president of the Association of Sudanese Universities and as a president of the University of Khartoum from 2011 to 2015 after assuming various important posts of the University.
Prof. Elsheikh had a friendly and fruitful discussion with President Teshima and Prof. Yamanaka, the director of Arid Land Research Center, on his plans of conducting a research on discovering novel natural products that has effective properties from microorganisms and publishing some academic articles, as well as taking an initiative on further developing the cooperative relationship between Tottori University and the University of Khartoum through planning more academic/student exchanges and joint research.