Ahmad Amro

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Amro has been serving as a professor of molecular microbiology and Epidemiology in the Faculty of Pharmacy since 2009. Presently, he holds the position of Dean within the Faculty, demonstrating his extensive experience and leadership in academia.

Prof. Dr. Amro received his B.Sc. in Pharmacy from Al-Azhar University (2001) and his M. Sc.; MPH from Alquds University (2004). In 2006, Prof. Dr. Amro was awarded PhD scholarship from the German Academic exchange service DAAD and in 2009 he finished his PhD from the Charite University of Medicine, Berlin, Germany with highest recognition.

His research interests include molecular diagnosis and investigation of genetic structure and gene diversity of the parasite Leishmania infantum in the Middle East, North Affric and South Europe by using multilocus microsatellite typing approach. His research focus extended to extraction, characterization and screening of antimicrobial activity of Palestinian medicinal plants against Leishmania parasites, Chlamydia trachomatis, Malaria and Toxoplasma.

During his career, he published more than 35 international peer-reviwed articles and authored a university level book in Epidemiology which considered the first epidemiology university text book in Arabic language. Moreover, he published more than ten book chapters in his field.

Prof. Dr. Amro has many collaborators from Palestinian, Arab, and European research institutions especially from Germany. Currently he is the DAAD ambassador at Al-Quds University and member at the Arab German Young Academy for Science and Humanities in Berlin AGYA.

Prof. Dr. Amro is an editorial board member in many international peer-reviewed journals and has been invited several times as a referee and reviewer by many international peer-reviewed journals.

Selected 5 publications:

  • Spatiotemporal and molecular epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Libya. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 11 (9), e0005873. 2017
  • Population genetics analysis of Phlebotomus papatasi sand flies from Egypt and Jordan based on mitochondrial cytochrome b haplotypes. Parasites & vectors 11 (1), 214. 2018
  • Development of polymorphic EST microsatellite markers for the sand fly, Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae). Parasites & vectors 11 (1), 160. 2018
  • Antileishmanial Potential of Crude Plant Extracts Derived from Medicinal Plants in Palestine. Ann Clin Cytol Pathol 3 (4), 1065. 2018
  • Knowledge and adherence to medications among Palestinian geriatrics living with chronic diseases in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129240. 2016

Job Title: Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy
Address: Al-Quds University, Faculty of Pharmacy
P.O.Box 20002, Abu Dies/ Jerusalem 
Tel: 00972599205307  

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