Dr Yasser Abdel-Wahab


School of Biomedical Sciences

Coleraine campus

Room W1086,
Cromore Road,
Co. Londonderry,
BT52 1SA,

Biomedical Sciences Research


Dr Yasser Abdel-Wahab


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.

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities with Dr Yasser Abdel-Wahab
Title Closing Date
Isolation and characterization of phytochemicals with insulin-releasing or glucose lowering effects for the treatment of diabetes Self-funded PhD Opportunity Sunday 1 September 2024 12:00AM
Novel amphibian skin peptide-analogues for the treatment of type-2 diabetes Self-funded PhD Opportunity Wednesday 1 January 2025 12:00AM