Yosra A. Helmy


Food Animal Health Research Program
1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-3986
Fax: 330-263-3677
Email: mohamed.337@osu.edu

Biographical Information

  • 2015 (Feb.)- Now: Research Associate at The Ohio State University, Food Animal Health Research Program, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State, USA.
  • 2010- 2014 (Dec): Doctoral degree at Freie Universität Berlin (Ph.D), Faculty Panel of Veterinary Public Health, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2005- 2008 (Nov): Master degree of Veterinary Sciences (M.V.Sc.), Suez Canal University, Ismailia,Egypt
  • 1999- 2004 (June): Bachelor in Veterinary Sciences (B.V.Sc.), Suez University, Ismailia, Egypt


  • Scholarship for doctoral studies from the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD- Oct.2010 – Dec.2014, Berlin, Germany

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Microbiology (Feb, 2015- present )
  • Scientific advisory board of Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences. (Jan, 2014- present)
  • German Society for Parasitology (DGP) – (2012- present)
  • Egyptian Veterinary Association of Parasitology (2005-2010)
  • Global Academy of Tropical Health (GATH), Cairo, Egypt (2006-present)
  • Veterinary Cycle for Egyptian Universities (2009-2010)

Selected Publications

Published book
(2012) Human diseases from Suez Canal fishes (Parasitic Infections) – (ISBN: 978-3-8473-4167-3), Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany.

Helmy YA., Klotz C., Wilking H., Krücken J., Nöckler J, Von Samson-Himmelstjerna G., Zessin KH. and Aebischer T. (2014): Epidemiology of Giardia duodenalis infection in ruminant livestock and children in the Ismailia province of Egypt: Insights by genetic characterization. Parasites & Vectors 7: 321-332

Helmy YA., Von Samson-Himmelstjerna G., Nöckler K., and Zessin KH. (2014): Frequencies and spatial distributions of Cryptosporidium of livestock animals and children in the Ismailia province of Egypt. Epidemiology and Infection 1: 1-11.

Helmy YA., Krücken J., Nöckler K., Von Samson-Himmelstjerna G. and Zessin KH. (2013): Molecular epidemiology of Cryptosporidium in livestock animals and humans in the Ismailia province of Egypt. Veterinary Parasitology 193 (1-3): 15-24.

Helmy YA., Krücken J., Nöckler K., Von Samson-Himmelstjerna G. and Zessin KH. (2013): Comparison between two commercially available serological tests and polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis of Cryptosporidium in animals and diarrheic children. Parasitology Research 113(1): 211-216.

Saleh R., Abou-Eisha MA., Hanaa MF. and Helmy YA. (2009): Occurrence of encysted metacercariae of some zoonotic trematodes in freshwater fishes and their public health significance in Port Said Province. Abbassa International Journal for Aquaculture, 341 – 351.

Abou-Eisha AM., Saleh R., Hanaa MF., Eman MY. and Helmy YA (2008): Role of freshwater fishes in the epidemiology of some Zoonotic trematodes in Ismailia province. Suez Canal University Veterinary Medicine Journal, 13(2), 653- 676.

Helmy YA., Krücken J.,Von Samson-Himmelstjerna G., Zessin KH and Hafez MH (2014): Molecular detection and species identification of Cryptosporidium spp. in chicken and turkey feces in Germany. The 10th ”Hafez” International Symposium on Turkey Diseases. 05-07 June, Berlin, Germany. PP, 131- 133.