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).


  • 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. Catalysts 2020, 10, 4. Read article


  • Ismail, Ahmed Hussein, Ahmed Mutanabbi Abdula, Ivan H.R. Tomi, Ali Hussein R. Al-Daraji and Younis Baqi (2019), “Synthesis, Antimicrobial Evaluation and Docking Study of Novel 3,5- Disubstituted-2-Isoxazoline and 1,3,5-Trisubstituted-2-Pyrazoline Derivatives”, Medicinal Chemistry 15: 1. Read more
  • Oesterle, J., Bashar, I. (2019). 'Geschichtswissenschaften an irakischen Universitäten - eine Bestandsaufnahme 2018/19'.  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’. 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, Younis, Christa E. Müller (2019). Antithrombotic P2Y12 receptor antagonists: recent developments in drug discovery, Drug Discovery Today, Volume 24, Issue 1, 325-333, ISSN 1359-6446. 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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