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Lecturer at Faculty of Pharmacy

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Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine

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About

 

Academic record

  • 2006-2009     Ph.D. Dr. rer.medic. Molecular Microbiology and Epidemiology. Medizinischen Fakultät, Charité Universitätsmedizin. Berlin, Germany. With highest honor (summa cum laude). Thesis title: Studies on epidemiology and genetic diversity of Leishmania infantum endemic in the Southern Mediterranean
  • 2001-2004    M. Sc.; MPH, School of Public Health, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine
  • 1996-2001    B.Sc. in Pharmacy. Al-Azhar University, Gaza, Palestine

Languages 

  • Arabic, English, German and basic Hebrew

Professional Experience

 

Professional Experience 2014- till now

  • 2009-2014    Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Faculty of pharmacy, Al Quds University , Abudies, Palestine (full time job).
  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Faculty of pharmacy, Al Quds University, Abudies, Palestine. Teaching the following courses (full time job)
  • Teaching the following subjects
  • General biology for Pharmacy, medical and dentistry students 
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology for postgraduate  students (Msc of Pharmaceutical sciences)
  • General Microbiology for Pharmacy and Dentistry Students 
  • Research Methods for graduate students
  • Microbiology Alquds-Bard college
  • Environmental genetics
  • Pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Graduate Seminars
  • 2010 –2014    Program Founder and Consultant, Health Management Program. Al Quds Open University, Ramallah. Palestine
  • 2001-2003    Research assistant and graduate student, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, leishmaniasis disease control project in the Palestinian territories, the project was funded by the DFG, Germany.
  • 2003- 2006    Researcher, Al-Quds University, Assessment of goat’s milk quality,  A project funded by the MERC USADI, Jerusalem, Palestine 
  • 2004-2005    Teaching assistant, Al-Quds Open University, Ramallah Educational  Region, Palestine: Teaching the following subjects, Public health, biological sciences 1 and 2, Human biology and Human Nutrition (Part time work).  

Awards and Scholarships

  • Jun-Septemper 2015    Zamalah and Welfare Association Award. Molecular diagnostic techniques and application of multilocus microsatellite typing for investigation of genetic variability of Leishmania in Libya. Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Germany.
  • Jun-September 2014    Scholarship Award for research in Germany. Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD(.Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Brandenburg, and Charite University of Medicine, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2014    Listed in Marquis' 31st edition of Who's who in the world® 2014
  • 2012    Best speaker award. German Annual conference for Parasitology.  Heidelberg. Germany
  • 15-25. 06. 2011    Invited Gust assistant professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,   Germany
  • 2009-2010    Listed in Marquis' 27TH edition of Who's who in the world® 2010
  • 08-20. 04. 2009    1.    Invited scientist, London School of Hygiene & Tropical  Medicine, University of London. UK
  • 2006-2009    PhD scholarship: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), Charité University of Medicine Berlin,Germany
  • 2006    LeishMed Training Grant: Training course on diagnostic techniques of      leishmaniasis Institut Agronomique et Véteinaire Hassan II, Department of Parasitology, Rabat, Morocco.
  • 2001-2003    MPH scholarship: Al-Quds University, DFG-Leishmaniasis Project Jerusalem, Palestine.
  • 1999-2001    B.Sc two years university scholarship

Projects

  • 2011-2013  COMSTECH-WHO The World Health Organization. EMRO-COMSTECH GRANT 2010-11 FOR RESEARCH IN APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY & GENOMICS IN HEALTH. This project was done in collaboration with Pasture institute in Casablanca. Morocco 
  • 2012-2014  World University Service, Hamburg. Germany. Lab support and equipments project. Faculty of Pharmacy. Alquds University    

Membership

  • 2015-till now    Member of the higher education council, Alquds University
  • 2012-2014    Member of the scientific research council, Alquds University
  • 2011-2013    Member of the Academic Council, Alquds University
  • 2010-2011    Member of the Academic advising Council, Alquds University
  • 2008-till now                            German Association for Parasitology  (DGP), Germany
  • 2004-2008    The Palestinian Committee for Drug Studies (PCDS), foundation member
  • 2003-till now    Palestinian Pharmacist Syndicate, Gaza governorate, permanent member
  • 2002 -till now    Palestinian Pharmaceutical Association, Jerusalem, permanent member
  • 2009-2010    American Society for Parasitologists (ASP), USA

International Courses

2015    Palliative care and management, German Jordanian University. Amman Jordan
2008    International Summer School on Pathogen-Host Interplay. Center of Infection Biology and Immunity (ZIBI) (two weeks), Berlin, Germany
2007    Training course on diagnostic techniques of leishmaniasis, Institut Agronomique et Véteinaire Hassan II, Department of Parasitology (two weeks), Rabat, Morocco
2004    Training course in milk analysis and Microbiological examination of goats milk (one week). Alquds University. Jerusalem

Editorial activity

20011-2015  Editorial board member for the following international journals:

  • World Journal of Virology 
  • Research Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Virology Discovery
  • International Journal of Drug Discovery & Development
  • Applied Scientific Reports

2010  Reviewing the following academic books

  • Groups of living creatures, Al-Quds open university academic publishing, Ramallah,Palestine. 2010.   Book number 5290 (Arabic language)
  • Public health and environment protection, Al-Quds open university academic publishing, Ramallah, Palestine. 2010.   Book number 3211(Arabic language)

2009 till now    Referee for many  internationally recognized  peer reviewed journals 
Selected journals are:

  • PLOS neglected tropical disease
  • PLOS ONE 
  • Acta Tropica
  • Tropical Medicine & International Health.
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Parasites & Vectors
  • Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Belgian Journal of Zoology (Belgium)
  • Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • African Journal of Biotechnology
  • Virology discovery
  • Experimental Parasitology
  • Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
  • Infection, Genetics and Evolution
  • Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology
  • American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

 

Publications

 

Publications in peer reviewed journals

  • Amro, A Gashout, A. Al-Dwibe, H. El-zubi, S. Morogum, AM. (2015) First establishment of Semi Nested Polymerase Chain Reaction for the Diagnose of Human Toxoplasmosis in Libya (paper submitted)
  • Amro, A. Gashout, A, Hamida Al-Dwibe. (2015)Epidemiology of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis during the armed conflict in Libya (Paper submitted)
  • Kaouther, J. Omar, H. Wissem, G. Jihene, B. Mohamed, R. Ahmad, A. Afif, BS. (2015) Genetic structure of Tunisian Phlebotomus sergenti populations by mitochondrial cytochrome b haplotype analysis (Paper submitted)
  • R. Karaman, S. Al-Kurd, R. Yaghmour, A. Amro. D. Karaman. Antibacterial activity of novel prodrugs of Amoxicillin and Cephalexin, WJ of Pharmaceutical Research. Vl 4, Issue 9, 334-360.
  • Najjar, A. Amro. Y, Kitaneh, I. Abu-Sharar, S. Sawalha, M. Jamous, A. Qiq, M. Makharzeh, E.  Subb Laban, B. Amr, W. Amro, A. (2015). 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
  • Al-Dwibe, H. El-zubi, S. Morogum, AM. Amro, A. (2014). Contact dermatitis like cutaneous leishmaniasis in a Libyan HIV patient. Parasites&Vectorss.2014, 7:401. (impact factor 3.25) 
  • Amro, A. Hamdi, S. Lemrani, M. Mouna, I. Mohammed, R. Mostafa, S. Rhajaoui, M. Hamarsheh, O. Schönian, G. (2013). Moroccan Leishmania infantum: Genetic diversity and population structure as revealed by multi-locus microsatellite typing. PLoS One.; 8(10): e77778. (impact factor 3.79)
  • Amro, A. Gashout, A. Al-Dwibe, H. Zahangir Alam, M. Annajar, B. Hamarsheh, O. Shubar, H. Schonian, G. (2012). First molecular epidemiological study of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Libya. PLoS neglected tropical diseases,6,e1700. (impact factor 4.2)
  • Amro, A. Hamarsheh, O. (2012) Epidemiology of scabies in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories (Occupied). International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, 16, e117-20. (impact factor 2.357) 
  • Gouzelou, E. Haralambous, C. Amro, A. Mentis, A. Pratlong, F. Dedet, J. P. Votypka, J. Volf, P. Toz, S. O. Kuhls, K. Schonian, G. Soteriadou, K. (2012). Multilocus microsatellite typing (MLMT) of strains from Turkey and Cyprus reveals a novel monophyletic Leishmania donovani sensu lato group. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 6, e1507. (impact factor 4.2)
  • Azmi, K. Schonian, G. Nasereddin, A. Schnur, L. F. Sawalha, S. Hamarsheh, O. Ereqat, S. Amro, A. Qaddomi, S. E. Abdeen, Z. (2012). Epidemiological and clinical features of cutaneous leishmaniases in Jenin District, Palestine, including characterisation of the causative agents in clinical samples. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 106, 554-62. (impact factor 2.44)
  • Hamarsheh, O. Nasereddin, A. Damaj, S. Sawalha, S. Al-Jawabreh, H. Azmi, K. Amro, A. Ereqat, S. Abdeen, Z. Al-Jawabreh, A. (2012). Serological and molecular survey of Leishmania parasites in apparently healthy dogs in the West Bank, Palestine. Parasites & vectors 2012, 5, 183. (impact factor 3.25)
  • Hamarsheh, O. Amro, A. (2011). Characterization of simple sequence repeats (SSRs) from Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) expressed sequence tags (ESTs), Parasites & Vectors. 4:189 doi:10.1186/1756-3305-4-189 . (impact factor 3.25)
  • Hamarsheh, O. Presber, W. Yaghoobi R. Amro, A. Al-Jawabreh, A. Sawalha, S. Al-Lahem, A. Das, M. L. Guernaoui, S. Seridi, N. Dhiman, R. C. Hashiguchi, Y. Ghrab, J. Hassan, M. Schonian, G. (2009). Population structure and geographical subdivision of the Leishmania major vector Phlebotomus papatasi as revealed by microsatellite variation. Medical and veterinary entomology, 23, 69-77. (impact factor 2.208)
  • Nasereddin, A. Azmi, K. Jaffe, C. L. Ereqat, S. Amro, A. Sawalhah, S. Baneth, G. Schonian, G. Abdeen, Z. (2009). Kinetoplast DNA heterogeneity among Leishmania infantum strains in central Israel and Palestine. Veterinary parasitology. 161, 126-30. (impact factor 2.61)
  • Hamarsheh, O. Presber, W. Al-Jawabreh, A. Abdeen, Z. Amro, A. Schonian, G. (2009). Molecular markers for Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) and their usefulness for population genetic analysis. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygien, 103, 1085-6. (impact factor 2.44)
  • Amro, A. Azmi, K. Schonian, G. Nasereddin, A. Alsharabati, M. B. Sawalha, S. Hamarsheh, O. Ereqat, S. Abdeen, Z., (2009). Epidemiology of paediatric visceral leishmaniasis in Hebron district, Palestine. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103, 731-6. (impact factor 2.44)
  • Amro, A. Schonian, G. Al-Sharabati, M. B. Azmi, K. Nasereddin, A. Abdeen, Z. Schnur, L. F. Baneth, G. Jaffe, C. L. Kuhls, K., (2009). Population genetics of Leishmania infantum in Israel and the Palestinian Authority through microsatellite analysis. Microbes and infection / Institut Pasteur, 11, 484-92. (impact factor 2.92)
  • Chargui, N. Amro, A. Haouas, N. Schonian, G. Babba, H. Schmidt, S. Ravel, C. Lefebvre, M. Bastien, P. Chaker, E. Aoun, K. Zribi, M. Kuhls, K., (2009). Population structure of Tunisian Leishmania infantum and evidence for the existence of hybrids and gene flow between genetically different populations. International journal for parasitology, 39, 801-11. (impact factor 3.637)
  • Seridi, N. Amro, A. Kuhls, K. Belkaid, M. Zidane, C. Al-Jawabreh, A. Schonian, G., (2008). Genetic polymorphism of Algerian Leishmania infantum strains revealed by multilocus microsatellite analysis. Microbes and infection / Institut Pasteur  10, 1309-15. (impact factor 2.92)
  • Hamarsheh, O., Al-Jawabreh, A., Barghouthi, S., Azmi, K., Amro, A., and Abdeen, Z. (2007). Genetic variability in different populations of the Leishmania major vector Phlebotomus papatasi sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) originating from the West Bank, Palestine. Journal of Entomology, 4:425- 434.
  • Azmi, K. Askar, A, Nasereddin, A. Ereqat, A. Amro, A. Abdeen, Z. (2009). Effect of extensive and intensive feeding regime on goat milk composition affected by k-casein polymorphism gene.  American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Enviromental Science, 6 (2): p 188-195. (impact factor 2.54)

Books

  • Amro. A. The Basics of Epidemiology. Alquds Open University publications (2014) No.4430. This is the first academic peer-reviewed book in Epidemiology published in Arabic Language. 

Chapters in Books

  • T. Suhail, A. Amro.. Basics of nutrition. In Arabic. Status: under review

Abstracts, Proceedings and posters in international conferences

  • A. Amro. Molecular epidemiology of Leishmaniasis in the Middle East with focus on cutaneous leishmaniasis during the armed conflict in Libya. (January 2015). Invited speaker, Wildau Germany.
  • A. Amro. Population structure and genetic diversity of Leishmania infantum in the Mediterranean region as revealed by multi-locus microsatellite typing. First Annual Symposium on Biodiversity in Palestine. (April 2014) Bir-Ziet University. Palestine
  • A. Amro, H.Al-dwibe, A. Gashout, M. Alam,B. Annajar, O. Hmarsheh, G. Schönian. Molecular epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Libya. 1995-2012. Fifth World Congress on Leishmaniasis. Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco ( May 2013), Brazil
  • A. Amro, S.Hamdi, M.Lemrani, I.Mouna, H.Mohammed, S.Mostafa, M.Rhajaoui. Genetic diversity and population structure of  Moroccan leishmania infantum: as revailed by multilocus microsatellite typing. Fifth World Congress on Leishmaniasis. Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco ( May 2013), Brazil
  • O. Hamarsheh,  A. Nasereddin, S. Damaj, S.Sawalha, S. Al-jawabreh, K. Azmi, A. Amro, Z. Abdeen, S, Ereqat, A. Al-jawabreh. Serological and molecular survey of Leishmania parasites in apparently healthy dogs in the west bank, Palestine. Fifth World Congress on Leishmaniasis. Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco ( May 2013), Brazil
  • O. hamarsheh, K.  Azmi, A. Amro, A. Nasseredin,S. Sawalha, S. Alrimawi, Z. Abdeen. Anti leishmanial activity of plant extracts derived from medicinal plants in Palestine. Fifth World Congress on Leishmaniasis. Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco ( May 2013), Brazil
  • A. Amro , A Gashout, H Duwebi, M Alam, B Annajar, O Hamarsheh , H Hend Shubar, G Schoenian. First molecular epidemiological study of cutaneous leishmaniasis and potential risk factors associated with the armed conflict in Libya. DGP Tagung Heidelberg Germany (March  2012)  Anual Conference of the German Society for Parasitology Heidelberg. Germany Best Speaker price.
  • Hamarsheh, A. Amro, A Nasseredeen, K Azmi, K Sawalha, F Al-Rimawi, Z Abdeen.  Al-Quds University, Palestine. Anti leishmanial activity of plant extracts derived from medicinal plants in Palestine . (March  2012)  Anual Conference the German Society for Parasitology Heidelberg Germany 
  • S.  Damaj, A. Al-Jawabreh, O. Hamarsheh, A. Nasereddin, S. Sawalha, H. Al-Jawabreh, K. Azmi, A. Amro, S. Ereqat, S. Qaddomi, Z. Abdeen, Prevalence of Canine Visceral Leishmainiasis in Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) in Palestine. (February 2011).Vienna, Austria.  
  • O. Hamarsheh, A. Amro, W. Presber, A. AlJawabreh, Z. Abdeen, G. Schönian. Molecular markers for Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) and their usefulness for population genetic analysis. 24th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Parasitology, (March 2010) Düsseldorf , Germany
  • G. Schönian, K. Kuhls, A. Amro, MZ. Alam, T. Gelanew. Epidemiological and population genetic studies in the L. donovani complex. BSP meeting (March. 2010) Cardiff, Welsh  
  • A. Amro, K. Kuhls, K. Azmi, A. Nasereddin, Z. Abdeen, L. F. Schnur,  G. Baneth, O. Hamarsheh, S. Ereqat, C. L. Jaffe, G. Schönian, Emergence of visceral leishmaniasis in Hebron District/Palestine. 4th World congress of Leishmaniasis, (Feb. 2009) Lucknow, India
  • H. Salsabil, A. Amro, G. Schönian , Meryam Lemrani. Population structure of Leishmania infantum from northern of Morocco .Oral presentation, International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) MIAMI, (March. 2010), Florida, USA.
  • A. Amro, O. Hamarsheh, M. Alam, K. Azmi, Z. Abdeen, K. Kuhls, G. Schönian. Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by leishmania tropica in Jenin district/north Palestine,  4th World congress of Leishmaniasis, (Feb. 2009) Lucknow, India
  • A. Amro, K. Kuhls, N. Chargui, L. F. Schnur, G. Schönian, Population structure of Leishmania infantum from the Southern Mediterranean, 4th World congress of Leishmaniasis, (Feb. 2009) Lucknow, India
  • O. Hamarsheh, A. Amro, Z. Abdeen. Developing and application of Molecular Markers for Population genetic analysis of Leishmania major vector Phlebotomus papatasi sand fly. First Biotechnology conference. Bethlehem University,( April 2009), Bethlehem, Palestine.
  • A. Amro, B. Sharabati, Z. Abdeen , K. Azmi, A. Nasereddin, S. Sawalha, O. Hamarsheh, K. Kuhls, W. Presber, G. Schönian. Emergence of visceral leishmaniasis in Hebron District/Palestine.. MEEGID IX congress, University of California Irvine, (Oct. 2008) California, USA
  • A. Amro, K. Kuhls, N. Seridi, N. Chargui, W. Presber, G. Schönian. Molecular systematics and population structure of Leishmania infantum from the Southern Mediterranean. MEEGID IX congress, University of California Irvine, (Oct. 2008),California, USA
  • A. Amro, O. Hamarsheh, M. Alam, Z. Abdeen, K. Azmi, K. Kuhls, W. Presber, G. Schönian. Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by leishmania tropica in Jenin district/north Palestine. MEEGID IX congress, University of California Irvine, (Oct. 2008) California, USA
  • A. Amro, N. Seridi, K. Khuls, G. Schönian.  Population structure of Leishmania infantum from the Southern Mediterranean. 23rd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Parasitology, (March 2008) Hamburg, Germany
  • A. Amro, O. Hamarsheh, M. Alam, K. Azmi, Z. Abdeen, K. Kuhls, G. Schönian. Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by leishmania tropica in Jenin district/north Palestine. 23rd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Parasitology, (March 2008) Hamburg, Germany
  • A. Amro, B. Sharabati, K. Azmi, A. Nasereddin, S. Sawalha, O. Hamarsheh, K. Kuhls, Z.  Abdeeen, G. Schönian. Infantile visceral leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum in Hebron District/ Palestine. 23rd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Parasitology, (March 2008) Hamburg, Germany
  • O. Hamarsheh, A. Amro, Z. Abdeen. Bioinformatic analysis of microsatellites for the sand fly vector Phlebotomus papatasi. second Biotechnology conference . An najah University, (April 2010), Nablus, Palestine.
  • O, Hamarsheh, A, Amro, Z, Abdeen. Developing and application of Molecular Markers for Population genetic analysis of Leishmania major vector Phlebotomus papatasi sand fly . 5th scientific day. Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, (July 2009), Jericho, Palestine.
  • O. Hamarsheh, A. Amro, Z. Abdeen. Microsatellites and population genetics. Leishmania: Collaborative Research Opportunities in North Africa and the Middle East” June 22-25, 2009 , Tunis, Tunisia.
  • A. Amro, A. Nasereddin, K. Azmi, M. Sultan,S. Khador, C. L. Jaffe, Z. Abdeen,  Pentostam Resistance in an Infantile Visceral Leishmaniasis Case from Hebron District, Palestine, Annual meeting of the Israel society for parasitology and tropical diseases, (Nov.2004) Jerusalem, Israel 
  • A. Nasereddin, A. Amro, K. Azmi, Z. Abdeen, A sero-epidemiological study of visceral leishmaniasis with pentostam resistance case in Beit Ula village, Palestine, The third World Congress on Leishmaniosis, (April 2005), Sicily, Italy. 
  • G. Baneth, A. Amro, D. S. Ayali, C.L. Jaffe, A. Warburg, S. Sawalha, K. Yousef , J. Sztern,  M. Hopp, Z. Abdeen, Visceral Leishmaniasis in Israel and the Palestinian Authority 1994-2004, The third World Congress on Leishmaniosis, (April 2005) Sicily, Italy
  • S. Eraikat, A. Amro, K. Azmi, A. Nasereddin, Z. Abdeen, Epidemiology of visceral leishmaniasis in The Palestinian Authority, Annual meeting of the Israel society for parasitology and tropical diseases, (Dec. 2007) Jerusalem. Palestine 
  • O. Hamarsheh, W. Presber, A. Amro, M. R. Yaghoobi, A. Al-Jawabreh, G. Schönian, Population structure and geographical subdivision of the Leishmania major vector Phlebotomus papatasi as revealed by microsatellite variation, 4th World congress of Leishmaniasis, (February 2009) Lucknow, India
  • D.T. Frank, C. L. Jaffe, A. Warburg, R. King, M. Svobodova, A. Nasereddin.      A. Amro, G. Baneth, ELISA and western blot analysis of serologic reactivity to Leishmania tropica in the Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis), Annual meeting of the Israel society for parasitology and tropical diseases, (Dec. 2005) Jerusalem. Palestine
  • G. Baneth, K. Yossef, M. Hopp, A. Warburg, C.L. Jaffe, A. Amro, D. S. Ayali, I. Sztern, Z. Abdeen, A GIS study on human and canine visceral leishmaniasis in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Annual meeting of the Israel society for parasitology and tropical diseases, (Dec. 2005) Jerusalem. Palestine