Omar Hamarsheh


Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology


Department of Biology,Faculty of Science & Technology, Al-Quds university,P.O.Box 51000, Jerusalem, Palestine


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Graduated on December 2007 from Institute of Biology, Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany with a PhD in Molecular Biology. Msc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine. Former DAAD fellowship holder and DGP and ASP member.

Research interests

  • Microsatellite markers development for sand flies
  • Molecular diagnosis of leishmaniasis
  • Population structure analysis of sand flies
  • Analysis of mitochondrial DNA and estimating evolutionary processes associated with emergence of different sand fly species
  • Epidemiology and ecology of leishmaniasis in the Middle East and Africa
  • Sand fly-leishmania interaction
  • Developing new measures for sand fly control
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Teaching activities

  • Molecular Virology
  • Genetics and Environment
  • Bioinformatics
  • Animal Physiology
  • Human Biology

Selected publications

  • Molecular markers for Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) and their usefulness for population genetic analysis. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103:00-00 (In press)
  • Population structure and geographical subdivision of the Leishmania major vector Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) as revealed by microsatellite variation. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 23:69-77
  • Epidemiology of paediatric visceral leishmaniasis in Hebron District, Palestine. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103: 731-736