Lecturer of Plant Pathology and Mycology,Head of Medicinal Mushroom and Organic Farming Research Units, Consultant of Organic Farming,Department of Environmental Biotechnology
What organisation do you work for?
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute,Minufiya University,Egypt
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Agriculture, Biotechnology, CBD negotiations, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Education, Endangered species, Forests, Invasive species, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity
What languages do you speak?
Arabic and English
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I am a university lecturer and consultant of Plant pathology, and Organic Farming. I had my Ph.D. in plant pathology and biotechnology. I have a good knowledge and experience in International Plant Protection Convention. I have a good experience in multicultural institutions in Egypt and Switzerland. I am doing my scientific research in Biodynamic agriculture, organic agriculture, biopesticides that are work in accord with the protection and the sustainable development of the Mediterranean region based on a legal framework (the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols),biofertilizers, bioremediation, biofumigation, biodiversity of bacteria nd fungi,and the role of climate change ,environmental assessment, environmental monitoring and observing, environmental policy research, scientific Programme management ,composting.
I am working in the Methyl Bromide new alternatives i.e. Soil Solarisation, Soil Solarisation in Orchards, Nematode Resistant Cultivars, Hydroponics and soil-less system , Grafting, Compost, Biofumigation for controlling agricultural pests and reduce the emissions of methyl bromide, and mushroom biotechnology.
I have a strong ability to conduct my research in the subject matter like fungal biotechnology, Aquatic microbiology ,Organic agricultural, biodiversity, composting, mushroom biotechnology, biopesticides and biofertilizers.I am a group leader for more than 18 postgraduate students (Ph.D. and M.Sc).I have the capability to provide a leadership to assessment teams in the field of organic farming and solving practical problems that arise in this field.
I have a good experience in Quality Assurance of higher education system with intended learning outcomes for postgraduate courses in genetics ,biotechnology, genetic engineering, bioremediation, biofertilizers, plant biotechnology, and biopesticides, in my Institute in Egypt.
I am interested in food security and knowledge of food safety that provides a basis for the development of intervention strategies at all staged between production and consumption, with the aim of preventing foodborne diseases. These strategies include inspection by government agencies which I am take part in and educational campaigns directed at food handlers, process operators and people preparing food. The points of intervention vary in accordance with the nature of the food chain in different countries including my country Egypt. In Egypt, for instance, a significant proportion of the food consumed is purchased from street vendors.
I am interested in Supplier Quality Assurance, Fermentation Technology, Food Mycology, Food Safety Management of Dairy Products, Food Safety Management of Fish and Fishery products, and Food Safety Management of Meat and Meat product.
I have a good experience and expertise in rural and agricultural development issues and ability to take a bigger picture view of regional issues. I have a good experience and familiarity with research and innovation systems and their management in poor areas in developing countries like Egypt, Middle East and Africa countries
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