Ahmad Amro

 Ahmad Amro
  • Epidemiology,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Molecular Microbiology

Areas of Expertise:
Pharmacy; Epidemiology; Molecular microbiology; Tropical diseases; Antimicrobial activity; Molecular diagnosis; Genetic diversity; Population genetics

Membership:
since 2019

Contact

Al-Quds University, Palestine

Faculty of Pharmacy
Main Campus
Abu Dis, West Bank
P.O. Box 89
Palestine

+972 02 2756 200
ahmad.amro(at)staff.alquds.edu
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About me

I am the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Al-Quds University in Palestine, as well as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs of all Science Faculties. My current research focuses on the epidemiology of infectious diseases with a special emphasis on the recent Covid-19 pandemic. Other research interests include the extraction, purification and screening of natural and semisynthetic products for their antimicrobial and biological activities (invivo and invitro approaches). I am also researching the molecular diagnosis and epidemiological investigation of bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases with an emphasis on cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, such as Palestine, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.  Furthermore, I investigate the genetic structure and gene diversity of the parasite Leishmania infantum in the MENA region and Southern Europe by using a multi-locus microsatellite typing approach. 

AGYA offers an excellent environment in which to establish a multidisciplinary and multinational Arab-German panel for infectious diseases.

AGYA’s network of outstanding researchers will enable Arab scientists in their countries to get involved and communicate with German counterparts on a wide range of issues related to infectious diseases. This includes incidences, current control measures, vaccination, diagnosis, treatment responses, related health policies and systems, mobility effects of humans and animals, and future perspectives.

 


Academic career
2019 - today Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Scientific Faculties, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine
2018 - today Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University,
Jerusalem, Palestine
2017 - today DAAD Alumni Ambassador, Palestine
2017 - today Arbitrator at the Palestinian Ministry of Justice for Intellectual Property Affairs
2014 - today Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine
2009 - 2014 Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Epidemiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Palestine
2009 - 2010 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Palestine, working on a collaborative project with Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2008 - today Member of the German Association for Parasitology (DGP, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Parasitologie)
2005 - 2009 Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology and Epidemiology, Medizinischen Fakultät, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2001 - 2004 M.Sc./MPH, School of Public Health and Epidemiology, Al-Quds University, Palestine

 

My Commitment to AGYA
Member in Charge of the Working Group 'Health and Society'
Selection Committee 'New AGYA Members' (2019-2020)

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
The Role of the Pharmacist in Public Health

Favourite novel:
Men in the Sun (رجال في الشمس) by Ghassan Kanafani

The scientist from my country you should know:
Edward Said