Maamar Khames

Maamar Khames


Medea University, Algeria

Tel: +213 794 231 462





VALIDATE Role: Network Investigator


Research Keywords:

Neglected diseases, tropical diseases, animal and human brucellosis, bovine tuberculosis, toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis, epidemiology.


Mammar Khames got his PhD (February, 2018) from the Higher National Veterinary School of Algiers, Algeria. He is working about animal and human brucellosis in Algeria, he characterized a new lineage of Brucella abortus biovar 3 distinct from European and sub-saharan Africa strains. He did all the experimental work of his PhD in the Institut of Tropical Health, Pamplona, Spain. He is working as lecturer and researcher in the department of biology, faculty of sciences, University of Medea, Algeria.


Key Publications

  • First genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii in stray cats from Algeria. Feriel Yekkour, Dominique Aubert, Aurélien Mercier, Jean Benjamin Murat, Mammar Khames, Paul Nguewa, Khatima Ait Oudhia, Isabelle Villena, Zahida Bouchène. Veterinary Parasitology. Volume 239, 30 May 2017, Pages 31–36
  • characterization of Brucella strains isolated from cattle in Algeria reveals the existence of a B. abortus lineage distinct from European and Sub-Saharan Africa strains. Mammar Khames, Virginie Mick, M. Jesús de Miguel, Guillaume Girault,
  • Raquel Conde-Álvarez, Djamel Khelef, Mustapha Oumouna, Ignacio Moriyón, Pilar M. Muñoz, Amaia Zúñiga-Ripa. Veterinary Microbiology. Volume 211, November 2017, Pages 124-128.
  • Serological survey of cattle toxoplasmosis in Medea, Algeria. Mammar Khames, Feriel Yekkour, Celia Fernández-Rubio, Dominique Aubert, Paul Nguewa, Isabelle Villena.
  • Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports. Volume 12, May 2018, Pages 89-9