Maysa Azzeh

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Director, Medical Research Center

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Company name: 
Al Quds University
Medical Research Center
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PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 1997-2000, Institute of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Justus Liebig University of Gieβen, Germany Doctoral Thesis: "Functional Analysis of the cRNA promoter of the influenza A virus and the construction of an ambisense transcription system"
Master, Science in Biology ("Diplom-Biologe"), 1993-1997, Major: Microbiology, Minors: Biochemistry and Zoology Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany Master thesis: "Comparative analysis of the production of cytokines (TNF- and IL-1) in monocytes (PBMCs) and THP-1 cells following stimulation with Borrelia burgdorferi"
Bachelor, Science examination ("Vordiplom") in General Biology, 1991-1993, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany


Arabic mother tongue
English - Fluent


Work history: 
Assistant Professor, now, Director, Medical Research Center, Head, Virology Research Laboratory, Al-Quds University, Palestine
Consultant, Central Laboratory, 2010-today, Al-Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem
Honarary office and memberships: 
DFG grant, 2009, “improved prevention of perinatal hepatitis B transmission”
IPSO grant, 2006, “The role of UL97 Kinase in HCMV assembly”
Productions and works: 
PUBLICATIONS, INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS and PATENTS 1. Tahani Neirukh, Ayda Qaisi, Niveen Saleh, Areej Abu Rmaileh, Eman Abu Zahriyeh, Lina Qurei, Firas Dajani, Taghreed Nusseibeh, Hatem Khamash, Sabri Baraghithi and Maysa Azzeh. Seroprevalence of Cytomegalovirus among pregnant women and hospitalized children in Palestine. Submitted, April 22nd, 2013. 2. Qurei,L., Abu Zahriyeh,E., Baraghithy,S. and Azzeh,M. Outbreak of H1N1 in Palestine. Influenza A virus (A/Palestine/01/2013(H1N1) 3. Qurei L, Seto D, Salah Z, Azzeh M. “A molecular epidemiology survey of respiratory adenoviruses circulating in children residing in Southern Palestine”. PLoS One. 2012;7(8).
ACADEMIC SUPERVISION Co-Supervised two PhD students: Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Gieβen, Germany. 2001-2002 Supervisor of MSc thesis (graduated students): performed at my Laboratory, Medical research center, Virology Laboratory, Al-Quds University
Regional and National contributions: 7th Palestinian conference for clinical laboratories, Bethlehem, 2012: 1. Abu Zahriyeh E, Bseiso J, Abu Taqa M, Khamash H, Baraghithi S, Azzeh M. “Evaluation of routine CSF analysis of septic work-up cases in Neonates and children”. Poster presentation. 2. Abu Zneid M, Azzeh M, Baraghithi S. “Frequency of Troponin I cardiac test requesting, between responsibility and experience of the GP and cost effectiveness for the health institution”. Oral presentation. 3. Neirukh T, Qaisi A, Dajani F, Saleh N, Qurei L, Ali D, Salah D, Salah Z, Baraghithi S, Azzeh M. “Seroprevalence of Cytomegalovirus and Rubella among pregnant women and children in Palestine”. Oral presentation.