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Mag. Alvie Loufouma Mbouaka, MSc.

Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology (Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine)
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0003-4561-8026


Genomics; Molecular Biology; Parasitology; Proteomics

Research group(s)

Selected publications

  1. Loufouma Mbouaka, A. et al., 2021. Antimicrobial effect of auranofin against Acanthamoeba spp. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 58(5), p.106425. Available at:
  2. Leitsch, D. et al. (2021) ‘An unusual thioredoxin system in the facultative parasite Acanthamoeba castellanii’, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 78(7), pp. 3673–3689. Available at:
  3. Köhsler, M. et al. (2022) ‘Transcriptional changes of proteins of the thioredoxin and glutathione systems in Acanthamoeba spp. under oxidative stress – an RNA approach’, Parasite, 29, p. 24. Available at:
  4. Loufouma Mbouaka, A. et al. (2021) ‘The elusive parasite: comparing macroscopic, immunological, and genomic approaches to identifying malaria in human skeletal remains from Sayala, Egypt (third to sixth centuries AD)’, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 13(7). Available at:
  5. Loufouma-Mbouaka, A. et al. (2020) ‘Evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests and Enzyme Linked Immunoassay in the detection of malaria in ancient human remains’, Journal of Archaeological Science, 116, p. 105118. Available at: