Ahmed Abd El Wahed

 Ahmed Abd El Wahed

Lab Head

Leipzig University

Tel: (+49) 03419738153

Email: ahmed.abd_el_wahed@uni-leipzig.de  





Network Investigator


Research Keywords:

Leishmania, field studies, mobile laboratory 



Dr. Ahmed Abd El Wahed, received his PhD in biology from Goettingen University, Germany in 2011. He established a mobile suitcase laboratory for the rapid detection of viruses, bacteria, and parasites. His model has been deployed in several African and Asian countries. He also has a focus on epitope mapping after immunisation and vaccination to identify the best candidate for vaccines using microarrays.


Key Publications:

  • Khan, M.A.A.; Ami, J.Q.; Faisal, K.; Chowdhury, R.; Ghosh, P.; Hossain, F.; Abd El Wahed, A.; Mondal, D. An immunoinformatic approach driven by experimental proteomics: in silico design of a subunit candidate vaccine targeting secretory proteins of Leishmania donovani amastigotes. Parasit Vectors 2020, 13, 196, doi:10.1186/s13071-02004064-8.  
  • Mondal M, Ghosh P, Khan MAA, Hossain F, Böhlken-Fascher S, Matlashewski G, Kroeger A, Olliaro P and Abd El Wahed A. Mobile suitcase laboratory for rapid detection of Leishmania donovani using recombinase polymerase amplification assay. Parasites & Vectors. 2016, 9:281: DOI: 10.1186/s13071-016-1572-8.
  • Gayana G, Manamperi A, Boehlken-Fascher S, Wickremasinge R, Gunawardena K, Yapa B, Pathirana N, Pathirana H, de Silva N, Sooriyaarachchi M, Deerasinghe T, Mondal D, Ranasingh S, Abd El Wahed A. Evaluation of rapid extraction and isothermal amplification techniques for the detection of Leishmania donovani DNA from skin lesions of suspected cases at the point of need in Sri Lanka. Parasit Vectors. 2018 Dec 22;11(1):665. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3238-1.
  • Ghosh P, Sharma A, Bhattarai NR, Abhishek K, Nisansala T, Kumar A, Böhlken-Fascher S, Chowdhury R, Khan MAA, Faisal K, Hossain F, Uddin MR, Rashid MU, Maruf S, Rai K, Sooriyaarachchi M, Abhayarathna WLK, Karki P, Kumar S, Ranasinghe S, Khanal B, Routray S, Das P, Mondal D, Abd El Wahed A. A Multi-Country, Single-Blinded, Phase 2 Study to Evaluate a Point-of-Need System for Rapid Detection of Leishmaniasis and Its Implementation in Endemic Settings. Microorganisms. 2021; 9(3):588. 
  • Khan MAA, Faisal K, Chowdhury R, Nath R, Ghosh P, Ghosh D, Hossain F, Abd El Wahed A, Mondal D. Evaluation of molecular assays to detect Leishmania donovani in Phlebotomus argentipes fed on post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis patients. Parasit Vectors. 2021 Sep 9;14(1):465. doi: 10.1186/s13071-021-04961-6.
  • Khan, M.A.A.; Faisal, K.; Chowdhury, R.; Ghosh, P.; Hossain, F.; Weidmann, M.; Mondal, D.; Abd El Wahed, A. Development of Quantitative Rapid Isothermal Amplification Assay for Leishmania donovani. Diagnostics 2021, 11, 1963.


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