Dr Yasser Abdel-Wahab holds an MB. BCh. (1985) from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt and a PhD (1993) from Ulster University. He is currently a reader in the School of Biomedical Sciences.
Dr Abdel-Wahab has over 22 years’ experience in diabetes research with specific interests in the discovery, isolation and characterization of novel antidiabetic agents from natural sources, including plants and amphibian skin secretions. Also, he has expanded his research into anti-diabetic actions of structurally modified peptides and glycation of pancreatic islet peptides and proteins.
Dr Abdel-Wahab has over 180 scientific outputs including over 80 scientific papers in high impact peer-reviewed journals (h-index 28) and has been invited speaker at many national and international conferences and is holder of several patents.
In addition, Dr Abdel-Wahab has various administrative research and teaching roles in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Diabetes and Natural Anti-Diabetic Drug Discovery, Clinical Biochemistry and PGCert Diabetes.