Ahmed Yagi

Dr. Ahmed Yagi

  • Associate Professor
  • Dept. of Health Sciences
  • Abu Dhabi Campus


  • PhD, cell and molecular biology, University of Turku, Finland
  • PhD, pathology, University of Khartoum, with Hoeller prize for Biochemistry
  • Laboratory techniques, (Germany and Finland), training
  • Laboratory animal handling for medical research, Finland & USA (Southern Illinois University)


  • Associate professor  2016 – to date
  • Associate professor, University of Nizwa, 2007 – 2016
  • Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Nizwa 2008 - 20010
  • Associate professor, University of Sharjah 2006-2007
  • Associate professor, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Finland 2001 –  2004
  • Associate professor, Univversity of Nizwa, Oman 2006 - 2016
  • Associate professor, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Oulu, Finland 1996-2001
  • Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine, University of  Turku,Finnland 1990-1996
  • Assistant professor, Faculty of Medicine & Allied Sciences, and Deanship of Student Affairs, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia 1985 -1990
  • Member, the “Research Committee”, Turku, Finland 2001-2005
  • Member, the “PhD Thesis Committee”, Member, the “Scientific Committee”, Turku, Finland 2001-2005
  • Oulu University, Finland 1998-2001-     Referee for “graduation dissertation”, Oulu, Finland, 1998-2001
  • Person-in-charge, molecular biology, histology Labs, Oulu, Finland  1998-2001  University of Sharjah 2006 - 2007
    • Member, committee for “Biomedical Research Agenda”
    • Supervisor, “graduation dissertations”
    • Member, the “Lab training” supervision group
    • Member, “Committee for biology courses review”

Publications & Conferences

  • A Samie, MJ Nepawe, PA Mbati, A Yagi, A ElBakri (2017) Physico-chemical and parasitological characteristics of wastewater and treated wastewater from four main sewage treatment plants in the Vhembe District, South Africa. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper; 19:56-65
  • Amidou Samie, Phindile Ntekele, Ahmed I. Yagi and Ali Elbakri (2016). Occurrence and elimination of helminth eggs at differeent stages in the sewage treatment plants in the Vhembe district, South Africa. Asian journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences;18:155-164
  • Alamin, MA, Yagi, AI, S M Yagi (2015). Evaluation of antidiabetic activity of plants in Western Sudan. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine; 5:395-402.
  • Elkhidir, I.B., Yagi, A.I, El Badawi, S.M.Aand Yagi, S.M. (2012). Toxicity of Aqueous Extract of Senna alexandrina Miller Pods on Newzealand Rabbits. European Journal of Medicinal Plants; 2: 252-261

Research Interests

  • Gene expression and protein targeting (fatty acids metabolizing enzymes)
  • Novel drug targets (disease model for breast cancer)
  • Histopathology of medical plans


  • ahmed.yagi@khawarizmi.com