Ahmed Amir Hassan

(PhD Student) *

Alternative Pages: Google Scholar; Research ID; iBB webpage

Status at iBB - Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences:

·         Researcher of the Biological Sciences Research Group


  • BSc in Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Egypt, 2009

  • PreMaster degree in Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Egypt, 2012

  • Master in Microbiology, VIB Department, VUB / CMRDI & Helwan University, Belgium/Egypt, 2014


  • PhD Student in Biotechnology, under the supervision of Professor Isabel Sá-Correia.

Research Activities:

  • Genome-wide adaptive mechanisms used by Burkholderia cepacia complex bacteria to adapt and persist in the stressing environment of the lung of cystic fibrosis patients during long-term colonization.


  • PhD scholarship PD/BD/113629/2015, within the scope of the FCT-PhD doctoral program BIOTECnico


Papers in International Journals

Elfarash A, Dingemans J, Ye L, Hassan AA, Craggs M, Reimmann C, Thomas MS, Cornelis P, Pore-forming pyocin S5 utilizes the FptA ferripyochelin receptor to kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Microbiology. 160:261-269, 2014.