Medical Safety & Global Health

Medical Safety & Global Health
Open Access

ISSN: 2574-0407


Lahlou Amine Idriss

Lahlou Amine Idriss

Lahlou Amine Idriss
Professor, Department of microbiology
Mohammed V University, Morocco


Prof. Lahlou Amine Idriss has received his PhD in pharmacy from Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V. University during the period of 1986-1993. Currently, he is working as Professor in Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as: 1. Head of pharmacy service, Military Hospital, Mogadiscio, Somalia (1993-1994). 2. Head of pharmacy service, The 3rd Military Hospital, Laayoune (1994-1996). 3. Head of microbiology laboratory, Moulay Ismail Military Hospital, Meknès (2006-2009). 4. Head of Biosafety Level 3 and Research Laboratory, Mohammed V Military Teaching Hospital, Rabat (2009-present). He has authored many international research articles in english and french with reputed publishers.

Research Interest

1. The emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: Respiratory viral infections: during pandemic influenza A(H1N1)2009, we have developed the molecular tools to help the clinicians to confirm the diagnosis when they were in front of suspected cases. The viral hemorrhagic fevers (West Nile fever, Rift Valley Fever): it is a subject that we are developing because we have military contingents in Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, ...).
2. The response to agents of biological risk (bioterrorism), Example: Anthrax
3. Activity of research in inter epidemic period: In order to maintain the technical level and keep the operational capability of the laboratory, we are developing the following research areas : Screening for genes resistance from bacterial strains isolated from hospitalized and community patients: the problem of extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) in Enterobacteriaceae isolated from various clinical specimens and essentially the CTX-M genes that are spreading over the world, the problem of carbapenemases in nosocomial strains. Biological diagnosis and surveillance of respiratory viral infections including the following viruses: Influenza AH1N1, AH3N2, Influenza B, Para-influenza virus, respiratory syncytium virus (RSV), human meta-pneumovirus, adenovirus etc.): it is very important to know our epidemiology and develop Occult hepatitis B infection (it is the main interest of one of my collaborator)