Shorish M. Abdullah Goron

Doctoral Candidate

About Me

I am a PhD candidate in the field of biomineralization. My research focuses on mineral substrates alterations in view of mineral substrate variation, diagenetic character, and as biosignatures of microbe-mineral interaction. Also, I focus on biominerals derived from interaction with biomolecules, and the consequences of this interfacial interaction between microorganisms and mineral substrates in both field conditions and laboratories. I try to find out how minerals deposit and how takes their shapes through cellular activities of living organisms. Another part of my research focuses on the production of the secondary metabolite by Lichen-Forming fungi, by studying the effect of the variation of rock substrates and geo-environmental factors on quality and quantity of secondary lichen metabolism. 

My PhD research entitled “Biomineralization, Mineral Substrates Alterations and the Role of Secondary Metabolites Under Experimental and Natural Settings” is supervised by Prof. Kamal Kolo, Scientific Research Center, Soran University and Prof. Kurt Konhauser, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta.


Department of Biology, Soran University

Soran, Erbil, KRG, 44008, Iraq


Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3