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Ayman Khattab

Docent (Adjunct Professor), Principal Investigator

19962020

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Curriculum vitae

Ayman Khattab is an adjunct professor of parasitology at the University of Helsinki with over 20 years of experience in malaria research. He joined the University in 2007 to set up a malaria research lab. The lab maintains the malaria parasite, P. falciparum, cultures and Anopheles mosquito’s colonies as tools to understand malaria pathogenesis and to develop novel interventions to control malaria transmission. Specifically, Ayman focusses his research on 1) Novel mosquito vector control strategies, 2) The immune interaction between mosquitoes and the human host, 3) Complement escape by the P. falciparum parasite and 4) The surface antigens of P. falciparum as virulence factors.

Ayman obtained his PhD in 2003 from the University of Tübingen, Germany. He conducted his PhD work at the Institute for Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen and the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon where he studied the pathogenesis of placental malaria. Between late 2003 and mid-2007, Ayman did his post-doctoral research at Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany.

Fields of Science

  • 3111 Biomedicine
  • Innate immunity, insect immunity, mosquito
  • Parasitology, Plasmodium, malaria

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Complement in malaria: immune evasion strategies and role in protective immunity

Kiyuka, P. K., Meri, S. & Khattab, A., 1 Apr 2020, In : FEBS Letters. 16 p.

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Discovery of Membrane-Bound Pyrophosphatase Inhibitors Derived from an Isoxazole Fragment

Johansson, N. G., Turku, A., Vidilaseris, K., Dreano, L., Khattab, A., Ayuso Perez, D., Wilkinson, A., Zhang, Y., Tamminen, M., Grazhdankin, E., Kiriazis, A., Fishwick, C. W. G., Meri, S., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J., Goldman, A., Boije af Gennäs, G. & Xhaard, H., 9 Apr 2020, In : ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 11, 4, p. 605-610 6 p.

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3D mosquito screens to create window double screen traps for mosquito control

Khattab, A., Jylha, K., Hakala, T., Aalto, M., Malima, R., Kisinza, W., Honkala, M., Nousiainen, P. & Meri, S., 29 Aug 2017, In : Parasites & vectors. 10, 12 p., 400.

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Anopheles Midgut Epithelium Evades Human Complement Activity by Capturing Factor H from the Blood Meal

Khattab, A., Barroso, M., Miettinen, T. & Meri, S., Feb 2015, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9, 2, 23 p., 0003513.

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Activities

  • 12 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 4 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 3 Academic visit to other institution
  • 1 Types for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

Placenta (Journal)

Ayman Khattab (Reviewer)
14 Mar 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

XXV International Congress of Entomology

Ayman Khattab (Speaker: Presenter)
25 Sep 201630 Sep 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

The National Institute for Medical Research, Muheza

Ayman Khattab (Visiting researcher)
29 Mar 20162 Apr 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Amani Research Centre

Ayman Khattab (Visiting researcher)
4 Dec 20149 Dec 2014

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

European Science Foundation (ESF) - Project evaluator

Ayman Khattab (Participant)
31 Mar 2014

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination