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Dr Ahmed Abd El Wahed

TitleHead of the Virology Laboratory
InstitutionGeorg-August University
DepartmentDivision of Microbiology and Animal Hygiene
AddressGoettingen
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    Dr. Abd El Wahed studied veterinary medicine at Mansoura University, Egypt. He received his PhD in biology from Goettingen University, Germany on the use of peptide microarrays for mapping viral B cell epitopes. Currently, he is the head of Virology laboratory at the Division of Microbiology and Animal Hygiene, Goettingen, Germany. He has participated in the development of 30 point-of-care assays for the detection of infectious agents. In 2013, he was awarded the young investigator award from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on the establishment of a mobile laboratory for rapid detection of hemorrhagic fever viruses at low resource settings. Recently, he established a mobile suitcase laboratory for rapid detection of viruses and parasites. The mobile setup was implemented in Guinea, Senegal, Bangladesh and Brazil.


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    1. Abd El Wahed A, Sanabani SS, Faye O, Pessôa R, Patriota JV, Giorgi RR, Patel P, Böhlken-Fascher S, Landt O, Niedrig M, Zanotto PM, Czerny CP, Sall AA, Weidmann M. Rapid Molecular Detection of Zika Virus in Acute-Phase Urine Samples Using the Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assay. PLoS Curr. 2017 Jan 25; 9. PMID: 28239513.
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    2. Hansen S, Schäfer J, Fechner K, Czerny CP, Abd El Wahed A. Development of a Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assay for Rapid Detection of the Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0168733. PMID: 27992571.
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    3. Shalaby MA, El-Deeb A, El-Tholoth M, Hoffmann D, Czerny CP, Hufert FT, Weidmann M, Abd El Wahed A. Recombinase polymerase amplification assay for rapid detection of lumpy skin disease virus. BMC Vet Res. 2016 Nov 02; 12(1):244. PMID: 27806722.
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    4. Patel P, Abd El Wahed A, Faye O, Prüger P, Kaiser M, Thaloengsok S, Ubol S, Sakuntabhai A, Leparc-Goffart I, Hufert FT, Sall AA, Weidmann M, Niedrig M. A Field-Deployable Reverse Transcription Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assay for Rapid Detection of the Chikungunya Virus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Sep; 10(9):e0004953. PMID: 27685649.
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    5. Pessôa R, Patriota JV, de Souza Mde L, Abd El Wahed A, Sanabani SS. Detection of Zika virus in Brazilian patients during the first five days of infection - urine versus plasma. Euro Surveill. 2016 Jul 28; 21(30). PMID: 27494130.
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    6. Mondal D, Ghosh P, Khan MA, Hossain F, Böhlken-Fascher S, Matlashewski G, Kroeger A, Olliaro P, Abd El Wahed A. Mobile suitcase laboratory for rapid detection of Leishmania donovani using recombinase polymerase amplification assay. Parasit Vectors. 2016 05 13; 9(1):281. PMID: 27177926; PMCID: PMC4868004.
    7. Kunze A, Dilcher M, Abd El Wahed A, Hufert F, Niessner R, Seidel M. On-Chip Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification on Flow-Based Chemiluminescence Microarray Analysis Platform for the Detection of Viruses and Bacteria. Anal Chem. 2016 Jan 05; 88(1):898-905. PMID: 26624222.
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    8. Yehia N, Arafa AS, Abd El Wahed A, El-Sanousi AA, Weidmann M, Shalaby MA. Development of reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification assay for avian influenza H5N1 HA gene detection. J Virol Methods. 2015 Oct; 223:45-9. PMID: 26225482.
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    9. Abd El Wahed A, Patel P, Faye O, Thaloengsok S, Heidenreich D, Matangkasombut P, Manopwisedjaroen K, Sakuntabhai A, Sall AA, Hufert FT, Weidmann M. Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assay for Rapid Diagnostics of Dengue Infection. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0129682. PMID: 26075598; PMCID: PMC4468249.
    10. Abd El Wahed A, Weidmann M, Hufert FT. Diagnostics-in-a-Suitcase: Development of a portable and rapid assay for the detection of the emerging avian influenza A (H7N9) virus. J Clin Virol. 2015 Aug; 69:16-21. PMID: 26209370.
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    11. Hotop SK, Abd El Wahed A, Beutling U, Jentsch D, Motzkus D, Frank R, Hunsmann G, Stahl-Hennig C, Fritz HJ. Multiple antibody targets on herpes B glycoproteins B and D identified by screening sera of infected rhesus macaques with peptide microarrays. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e86857. PMID: 24497986; PMCID: PMC3908960.
    12. Abd El Wahed A, Patel P, Heidenreich D, Hufert FT, Weidmann M. Reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification assay for the detection of middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. PLoS Curr. 2013 Dec 12; 5. PMID: 24459611; PMCID: PMC3871419.
    13. Abd El Wahed A, El-Deeb A, El-Tholoth M, Abd El Kader H, Ahmed A, Hassan S, Hoffmann B, Haas B, Shalaby MA, Hufert FT, Weidmann M. A portable reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification assay for rapid detection of foot-and-mouth disease virus. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e71642. PMID: 23977101; PMCID: PMC3748043.
    14. Amer HM, Abd El Wahed A, Shalaby MA, Almajhdi FN, Hufert FT, Weidmann M. A new approach for diagnosis of bovine coronavirus using a reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification assay. J Virol Methods. 2013 Nov; 193(2):337-40. PMID: 23811231.
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