Omar M. Alhaj Darwish


D. Sc., Information Technology/Bioinformatics, Towson University, 2014

M. Sc., Computer Science, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2009

B. Sc., Computer Information Systems, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2007

Areas of Expertise

Computational Biology, RNA-Seq Analysis, Design and Development of Database and Pipelines for Plant Bioinformatics Applications, Databases, Data Mining.


Yaser M. Khamayseh, Omar M. Darwish, and Sana A. Wedian “MA-AODV: Mobility Aware Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad hoc Networks”. Fourth International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications (ICSNC’2009).


Ahmad T. Al-Taani, Sana A. Wedian, and Omar Darwish “Arabic Numerals Checker: Checking Competence between Numbers and Counted Objects in Arabic Language”. Special Issue on Arabic Natural Language Processing (ANLP). International Journal of Computer Processing of Languages (IJCPOL).

Lisa J Rowland, Nadim Alkharouf, Omar Darwish, Elizabeth L Ogden, James J Polashock, Nahla V Bassil, Dorrie. “Generation and analysis of blueberry transcriptome sequences from leaves, developing fruit, and flower buds from cold acclimation through deacclimation” MainBMC Plant Biology 2012, 12:46 (2 April 2012).

Chunying Kang, Omar Darwish, Aviva Geretz, Rachel Shahan, Nadim Alkharouf, and Zhongchi Liu. “Genome-Scale Transcriptomic Insights into Early-Stage Fruit Development in Woodland Strawberry Fragaria vesca.” The Plant Cell Online 25, no. 6 (2013): 1960-1978.

Omar Darwish, Janet P. Slovin, Chunying Kang, Courtney A. Hollender, Aviva Geretz, Sam Houston, Zhongchi Liu, and Nadim W. Alkharouf. “SGR: an online genomic resource for the woodland strawberry.” BMC plant biology 13, no. 1 (2013): 223.

Omar Darwish, L. Jeannine Rowland, and Nadim W. Alkharouf. “BBGD454: A database for transcriptome analysis of blueberry using 454 sequences.” Bioinformation 9, no. 17 (2013): 883.

Omar Darwish, Rachel Shahan, Zhongchi Liu, Janet P Slovin, Nadim W Alkharouf. Re-annotation of the woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca) genome. BMC Genomics, 16:29 (2015)

Courtney Hollender, Chunying Kang, Omar Darwish, Benjamin Matthews, Nadim Alkharouf, Zhongchi Liu.  Floral transcriptomes in woodland strawberry uncover receptacle gene network and a surge of F-box gene expression in meiotic anthers. Plant Physiology (2014).

Dilip Lakshman, Daniel Roberts, Wesley Garrett, Savithiry Natarajan, Omar Darwish, Nadim Alkharouf, Farooq Khan, Arnab Paine, Amitava Mitra. Global proteomic investigation of the necrotrophic fungal plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG 4 identifies secretome and mycelial proteins with roles in plant cell wall degradation and virulence (submitted to Fungal Biology).

Li, Shuxian, Omar Darwish, Nadim Alkharouf, Benjamin Matthews, Pingsheng Ji, Leslie L. Domier, Ning Zhang, and Burton H. Bluhm. "Draft genome sequence of Phomopsis longicolla isolate MSPL 10-6." Genomics Data 3 (2015): 55-56.