Press and Publications


Below you find a list of selected publications resulting from the interdisciplinary research cooperation of members and alumni of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA).


  • El-Gogary R.I., Ragai, M.H. Moftah, N. & Nasr, M. (2021): Oleuropein as a novel topical antipsoriatic nutraceutical: Formulation in microemulsion nanocarrier and exploratory clinical appraisal. In: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery. Read article
  • Constantin J. Thieme, Mohamed Abou‐el‐Enein, Enrico Fritsche, Moritz Anft, Krystallenia Paniskaki, Sarah Skrzypczyk, Adrian Doevelaar, Magdi Elsallab, Nicola Brindle, Arturo Blazquez‐Navarro, Felix S. Seibert, Toni L. Meister, Stephanie Pfaender, Eike Steinmann, Oliver Witzke, Timm H. Westhoff, Ulrik Stervbo, Guido Heine, Toralf Roch & Nina Babel (2021). Detection of SARS‐CoV‐2‐specific memory B cells to delineate long‐term COVID‐19 immunity. In: Allergy. Read article
  • Korn, O.; Akalin. N. & Gouveia, R. (2021). Understanding Cultural Preferences for Social Robots: A Study in German and Arab Communities. In: ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction. 10(2):12:1-12:19. Read article
  • Carola Richter, C. & Kozman, C. (eds.) (2021). Arab Media Systems. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers. Read here
  • Ringel, M. (2021). Smart City Design Differences: Insights from Decision-Makers in Germany and the Middle East/North-Africa Region. In: Sustainability 13, 2143. Read article
  • Weipert-Fenner, I. (2021). Go local, go global: Studying popular protests in the MENA post-2011. In: Mediterranean Politics. Read article
  • Bank, A. & Busse, J. (2021). MENA political science research a decade after the Arab uprisings: Facing the facts on tremulous grounds. In: Mediterranean Politics. Read article
  • Abdel Gaber, Sara A.; Barhoum, Ahmed; El-Hallouty, Salwa M.; Khalil, Ahmed S.G.; Maarouf, Ahmed A.; Sawy, Amany M.; Shousha, Wafaa G. (2021). Insights of Doxorubicin Loaded Graphene Quantum Dots: Synthesis, DFT Drug Interactions, and Cytotoxicity. Read article
  • Muhammed S. Abdallah, Mohy S. Mansour, Nageh K. Allam. (2021). Mapping the stability of free-jet biogas flames under partially premixed combustion. In: Energy. Read article
  • Rehab M.G. Ahmed, Badawi Anis, Ahmed S.G. Khalil. (2021). Facile surface treatment and decoration of graphene-based 3D polymeric sponges for high performance separation of heavy oil-in-water emulsions. In: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. Read article
  • Baqi Y. (2021). Recent Advances in Microwave-Assisted Copper-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions. In: Catalysts. 2021; 11(1):46. Read article
  • Asmaa M. A. Omar, Arafa Hassen, Ossama I. Metwalli, Mohamed R. Saber, Sayed R. E. Mohamed and Ahmed S. G. Khalil (2021). Construction of 2D layered TiO2@MoS2 heterostructure for efficient adsorption and photodegradation of organic dyes. In: Nanotechnology, 32 (33). Read here


  • Grund, J.; Korn, O. (2020). Social Robots, A Science Comic. Read more
  • Mohamed R. R. Abdul-Aziz, A. Hassan, Ahmed A. R. Abdel-Aty, Mohamed R. Saber, Rami Ghannam, Badawi Anis, Hadi Heidari,  Khalil A. S. G.(2020), High Performance Supercapacitor Based on Laser Induced Graphene for Wearable Devices. Read more
  • AGYA (2020): Female Voices From the Field. Success Stories and Recommendations of and for Women's Empowerment in Agriculture. Policy Report of the International and Transdisciplinary Conference ‘Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture’, Dubai, UAE, 25 – 27 June 2019. Read more
  • Heintze, H.-J., Thielbörger, P., Brück, S. (eds.) (2020), Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte. Humanitäres Völkerrecht. In: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict. Volume 3 (1-2). With Talahma, K. I. as guest editor. Berlin. Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag GmbH. ISNN 2625-719X. Read more
  • Yosef M., Fahmy A., El Hotaby W., Hassan A. M., Khalil A. S. G., Anis B. (2020) High performance graphene-based PVF foam for lead removal from water. In: Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 9 (5). Read article
  • Van Gennep, D., Hassan A., Luo H. & Abdel-Hafiez M. (2020). Sharp peak of the critical current density in BaFe2−xNixAs2 at optimal composition. In: Phys. Rev. B 101, 235163. Read article
  • Baqi Y., Rashed M., Schäkel L., Malik E.M., Pelletier J., Sévigny J., Fiene A., Müller C.E. (2020). Development of anthraquinone derivatives as ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (NTPDase) inhibitors with selectivity for NTPDase2 and NTPDase3. In: Frontiers in Pharmacology-Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery. Read article
  • Abdel-Aty A. A. R., Abdel Aziz A. S., Ahmed R. M. G., ElSherbiny I. M. A., Panglisch S., Ulbricht M., Khalil A. S. G. (2020). High performance isotropic polyethersulfone membranes for eavy oil-in-water emulsion seperation. In: Seperation and Purification Technology 253 (2020). Read article
  • Cheraghi A. R., Zenz J., Graffi K. (2020). Opportunistic Network Behavior: Passing Messages to Destination.  In: Proceedings of the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems (ACIRS 2020).
  • Cheragh A. R., Abdelgalil A., Graffi K. (2020). Universal 2-Dimensional Arbitrarily Shaped Terrain Marking. In: Proceedings of the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems (ACIRS 2020).
  • Elsallab M., Levine B.L., Wayne A.S., Abou-El-Enein M. (2020). CAR T-cell Product Performance in Haematological Malignancies Before and After Marketing Authorisation. In: The Lancet Oncology 2020, 21 (2). Read article
  • Elsallab M., Bravery C.A., Kurtz A., Abou-El-Enein M. (2020). Mitigating Deficiencies in Evidence during Regulatory Assessments of Advanced Therapies: A Comparative Study with Other Biologicals. In: Molecular Therapy, Methods & Clinical Development, Volume 18. Read article
  • Hanna, A., Abdel-Hafiez, M. (2020). Single-Crystal Growth and Small Anisotropy of the Lower Critical Field in Oxypnictides: NdFeAsO1 − xFx. In: Crystals 10 (5). Read article
  • Al Alawi, R., Alhamdani, M., Hoheisel J., Baqi Y. (2020). Antifibrotic and Tumor Microenvironment Modulating Effect of Date Palm Fruit (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Extracts in Pancreatic Cancer. In: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Volume 121. Read article
  • Salih, K.S.M., Baqi, Y. (2020). 'Microwave-Assisted Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions: Generation of Carbon–Carbon Bond'. In: Catalysts 2020, 10 (4). Read article


  • Siddig F. E., Elbashir A. A., Lepper V. M.  (2019). Multi Analytical approach for characterization of Archaeological Mercatic potsherds. Int. J. Exp. Spectroscopic Tech 4:023. ISSN: 2631-505X. Read article
  • Bialon R., Tölkes J., Graffi K. (2019). Improving Message Delivery in Opportunistic Networks with Fragmentation and Network Coding. In: 2019 International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) and IEEE Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) and IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) and IEEE Smart Data (SmartData). Read article
  • Bialon R., Graffi K. (2019). Congestion Control for Epidemic Routing in Opportunistic Networks. In: 2019 International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) and IEEE Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) and IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) and IEEE Smart Data (SmartData). Read article
  • Bialon R., Steimann J., Graffi K. (2019). On the Impact of Device Characteristics on Opportunistic Network Performance. In: 2019 International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) and IEEE Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) and IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) and IEEE Smart Data (SmartData). Read article
  • Rabay'a A., Schleicher E., Graffi K. (2019). Fog Computing with P2P: Enhancing Fog Computing Bandwidth for IoT Scenarios. In: 2019 International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) and IEEE Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) and IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) and IEEE Smart Data (SmartData). Read article
  • Fritsche E., Elssallab M., Schaden M., Hey S.P., Abou-El-Enein M. (2019). Post-marketing Safety and Efficacy Surveillance of Cell and Gene Therapies in the EU: A Critical Review. In: Cell and Gene Therapy Insights 2019, 5 (11). Read article
  • Sadki, S., Mendes Guimaraes, F. S., Bouaziz, J., Ibanez-Azpiroz, J., Drissi, L., Lounis, S. (2019). Spontaneous and Externally Driven Quantum Spin Fluctuations of 3d and 4d Single Atoms Adsorbed on Graphene. (in proceeding). Read more
  • Drissi, L., Kanga, N., Lounis, S., Djeffal, F., Haddad, S. (2019). Electron–phonon Dynamics in 2D Carbon Based-hybrids XC (X= Si, Ge, Sn), In:Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 31 (13), 135702. Read more
  • Djenouri, D., Laidi, L., Djenouri, Y., Balasingham, I. (2019). Machine Learning for Smart Building  Applications: Review and Taxonomy, ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) 52 (2), 1-36. Read more
  • Laidi, R., Djenouri, D., Ringel, M. (2019). Commercial Technologies for Advanced Light Control in Smart Building Energy Management Systems: A Comparative Study, Energy and Power Engineering, 11 (8), PP 283-302. Read more
  • Lasla, N., Doudou, M., Djenouri, D. Ouadjaout, A., Zizoua, C.,(2019): Wireless Energy Efficient Occupancy-monitoring System for Smart Buildings, In: Pervasive and Mobile Computing vol 59, (Elsevier). Read more
  • Ismail, Ahmed Hussein, Ahmed Mutanabbi Abdula, Ivan H.R. Tomi, Ali Hussein R. Al-Daraji and Baqi, Y. (2019). Synthesis, Antimicrobial Evaluation and Docking Study of Novel 3,5- Disubstituted-2-Isoxazoline and 1,3,5-Trisubstituted-2-Pyrazoline Derivatives. In: Medicinal Chemistry 15: 1. Read more
  • Oesterle, J., Bashar, I. (2019). Geschichtswissenschaften an irakischen Universitäten - eine Bestandsaufnahme 2018/19. In: Journal des Verbandes der Historikerinnen und Historiker Deutschlands Nr. 8/2019. ISSN 2197-6317. Read article
  • Brennauer, J. (2019). Von Wirtschaftsflüchtlingen und Willkommenskultur: Fluchtberichterstattung abseits des Politikressorts. Herbert von halem Verlag. ISBN 978-3-86962-437-2. Read more
  • Dmitriev, K., Hauser, J. & Orfali, B. (eds). (2019). Insatiable Appetite: Food as Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond. Leiden; Boston: Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-40955-2. Read more
  • Korn, O. (ed). (2019). Social Robots: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects of Human-Robot Interaction. Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-17106-3. Read more
  • AGYA (2019). Higher Education in Tunisia: Challenges and Opportunities. Read more
  • Omer, M. M. A. , Omar, M. M. A., Abdelaziz, M. A., Thiel, A. & Elbashir, A. (2019). Liquid Chromatographic and Spectrophotometric Determination of Taurine in Energy Drinks Based on O-Phthalaldehyde-Sulfite Derivatization. In: J Food Chem Technol 5(1): 1-7. Read article
  • Ringel, M., Laidi, R. & Djenouri, D. (2019). Multiple Benefits through Smart Home Energy Management Solutions—A Simulation-Based Case Study of a Single-Family-House in Algeria and Germany. Energies 2019, 12(8), 1537. Read article
  • Lepper, V. M. (ed). (2019). Cinderella Sindbad & Sinuhe. Arabisch-deutsche Erzähltraditionen. Arab-German Storytelling Traditions. Kulturverlag Kadmos Berlin. ISBN 978-3-86599-426-4. Read more (in German)
  • Baqi, Y., Müller, C. (2019). Antithrombotic P2Y12 Receptor Antagonists: Recent Developments in Drug Discovery. In: Drug Discovery Today, Volume 24, Issue 1, 325-333, ISSN 1359-6446. Read more


  • Nassief A. R., Abdel-Hafiez M., Hassen A., Khalil A. S. G., Saber M. R. (2018). Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Photo-Physical and Magnetic Properties of Cobalt Salphen Pseudo Halide Complexes Showing Meta-Magnetic Ordering. In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 452, Pages 488-494. Read more
  • Younis Baqi et. al. (2018). 3-(2-Carboxyethyl)indole-2-carboxylic Acid Derivatives: Structural Requirements and Properties of Potent Agonists of the Orphan G Protein-Coupled Receptor GPR17, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 61 (18), 8136-8154. Read more
  • Elbashir, A. et al. (2018): High Performance Liquid Chromatographic Methods for Analysis of Taurine in Energy Drinks after Pre-column Derivatization. In: Eurasian Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 13 (5). Read article
  • Siddig F. E., Elbashir A. A.,Lepper V. M., Hussein A. (2018). Spectroscopic Approach for Characterization of Archaeological Potsherds Excavated from Some Neolithic Sites from Sudan. Int J Exp Spectroscopic Tech 3:017. ISSN: 2631-505X. Read article
  • Friesen, J. &  Elleuche, S. (2018). The Rise of the Incredible Salty Salicornia Power Plant. Read article
  • Friesen, J., Elleuche, S. & Van Stan II, J. T. (2018). Communicating Science through Comics: A Method. Publications, 6, 38. Read article
  • Kohstall, F., Richter, C., Dhouib, S. & Kastner F. (eds.).(2018). Academia in Transformation. Scholars Facing the Arab Uprisings. Nomos. ISBN 978-3-8487-2829-9.
  • Lepper, V. M. & Sabea, S. A. (eds.). (2018). Arab and German Tales—Transcending Cultures. Kulturverlag Kadmos Berlin. Wolfram Burckhardt, 2018. ISBN 978-3-86599-392-2.


  • AGYA (2017). Arab-German Dialogue on Migration. Policy Report of the International AGYA Conference on Migration and Transnational Cooperation in Education, Research and Innovation. Berlin, 2-3 May 2016. Read report
  • Baqi, Y. et al. (2017). Date Palm Tree (Phoenix dactylifera L.): Natural Products and Therapeutic Options. In: Frontiers in Plant Sciences, 8:845. Read article
  • Debez, A.*, Belghith, I.*, Friesen, J.*, Montzka, C.* & Elleuche, S.* (2017). Facing the challenge of sustainable bioenergy production: Could halophytes be part of the solution?. J. Biol. Eng. 11:27. Read article
    *All authors contributed equally to this work.
  • Drissi, L. B., Ramadan, F. Z. & Lounis, S. (2017) Halogenation of SiC for band-gap engineering and excitonic functionalization. In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 29 (45). Read abstract

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