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.
|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, |
|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
Men in the Sun (رجال في الشمس) by Ghassan Kanafani
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