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Mag.pharm. Dr. 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; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Molecular Biology; Parasitology; Proteomics; Transcriptome

Research group(s)

Selected publications

  1. Loufouma Mbouaka A, Lesiak-Markowicz I, Heredero-Bermejo I, Mazumdar R, Walochnik J and Martín-Pérez T (2023) Assessing Acanthamoeba cytotoxicity: comparison of common cell viability assays. Front. Microbiol. 14:1175469. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2023.1175469
  2. Loufouma Mbouaka A, Leitsch D, Koehsler M, Walochnik J. Antimicrobial effect of auranofin against Acanthamoeba spp. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 2021 Nov;58(5):106425. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2021.106425. PMID: 34419578.
  3. Leitsch, D., Loufouma Mbouaka, A., Köhsler, M. et al. An unusual thioredoxin system in the facultative parasite Acanthamoeba castellanii. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 78, 3673–3689 (2021).
  4. Köhsler M, Leitsch D, Loufouma Mbouaka A, Wekerle M, Walochnik J. Transcriptional changes of proteins of the thioredoxin and glutathione systems in Acanthamoeba spp. under oxidative stress - an RNA approach. Parasite. 2022;29:24. doi: 10.1051/parasite/2022025. Epub 2022 May 9. PMID: 35532265; PMCID: PMC9083255.
  5. 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: