Associate Professor
Building M, M-414
+962 6 4294444 Ext. 4434

Educational Background

Microbiology, RWTH-Aachen University, Germany
Microbiology, Yarmouk University, Jordan
Public Health, Yarmouk University, Jordan
Research Interests

Selected Publications

2014 Allaoui, M, Cheriti, A, Al-Gharabli, S, Gherraf, N, Chebouat, E, Dadamoussa, B, & Al-Lahham, A,"A Comparative Study of the Antibacterial Activity of Two Chenopodiaceae: Haloxylon scoparium (Pomel) and Traganum nudatum Del", Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 5 , 85-89,2014
2011 Uciechowski, P, Imhof, H, Lange, C, Meyer, C, Horstmann, R, Kirsten, D, Schröder, A, Schaaf, B, Al-Lahham, A, Reinert, R, Reiling, N, Adelheid Hatzmann,"Susceptibility to tuberculosis is associated with TLR1 743 polymorphism resulting in a lack of TLR1 cell surface expression",Journal of Leukocyte Biology,p 409-433,2011
2010 Lintges, M, van der Linden, M, Hilgers, RD, Arlt, S, Al-Lahham, A, Reinert, RR, Plücken, S, & Rink, L,"Superantigen genes are more important than the emm type for the invasiveness of group A Streptococcus infection", J. Infect. Dis,202(1), p 20-8,2010
2009 van der Linden, M, Al-Lahham, A,"Evidence for an Extra-Human Reservoir for Pneumococcal Infections in pets and Laboratory Animals", PLoS One,4(12): e8286,2009
2008 Reinert, R, Filimonova, O,"haracterization of the mechanisms of macrolide-resistance among Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from Russia", Antimicrob. Agents and Chemother,52(6):2260-2,2008
2007 Lintges , M, Arlt, S, Uciechowski, P, Plümäkers, B, Reinert, R, Al-Lahham, A, Lütticken, R, & Rink, L,"A New Closed Tube Multiplex Realtime PCR to Detect the Eleven Superantigens of Streptococcus pyogenes identifies a Strain Without Superantigen Activity",Internat. J of Med Microbiol (IJMM),297(6):471-478,2007
2007 Reinert, R , van der Linden, M, Seegmüller, I, Al-Lahham, A, Siedler, A, Weißmann, B, Toschke, A, & von Kries, R,"Molecular epidemiology of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from children with invasive pneumococcal disease in Germany, Clin",Microbiol. and Inf. (CMI), 13(4):363-368,2007
2007 Al-Lahham, A, & Reinert, R,"Time-kill kinetics of clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae with reduced susceptibility to telithromycin",Chemotherapy, 53(3):190-193,2007
2007 van der Linden, M, Al-Lahham, A, & Haupts, S,"Clonal spread of mef positive macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in invasive disease in adults in Germany",Antimicrob Agents and Chemother,51(5): 1830-1834,2007
2007 Heeg, C, Franken, C, van der Linden, M, Al-Lahham, A,"Genetic diversity of pneumococcal surface protein A in Streptococcus pneumoniae in Germany",Vaccine,25(6):1030-5,2007
2006 Al-Lahham, A, Appelbaum, P,"Telithromycin-nonsusceptible clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae from Europe",Antimicrob Agents and Chemother,ntimicrob Agents and Chemother,2006
2006 Rahman, M , Shoma, S,"Emergence of a Unique Multiply Antibiotic-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 7B Clone in Dhaka, Bangladesh", Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 44(12): 4625-27,2006
2006 Grivea, I, Al-Lahham, A, Katapodis, G, Syrogiannopoulos, G,"Resistance to erythromycin and telithromycin in Streptococcus pyogenes isolates from Greek children with Tonsillopharyngitis during 1999-2002: A phenotypic and genotypic analysis",Antimicrob Agents and Chemother,50(1):256-61,2006
2005 Siedler, A, Reinert, R, Toschke, M,"Regional differences in the epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in toddlers in Germany",Paediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ),24(12):1114-5,2005