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Basic Sciences Sector

Keynote Speakers (Alphabetical Order)

Prof. Pamela H. Obiomon

United States

  • Dean of Roy G. Perry. College of Engineering Prairie. View A & M University. TEXAS
  • B.S.E.E. University of Texas at Arlington, 1990
  • M.S., Engr, Prairie View A & M University, 1997
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2003

Speakers (Alphabetical Order)

Ahmed Salman

United Kingdom

  • Senior Immunologist at Jenner Institute, University of Oxford. ORCRB, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford,UK

  • PhD fellow at Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), Leiden University, The Netherlands. Visiting pre-doctoral fellow under the EVIMalaR's International PhD Program and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) International PhD Program, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Awarded the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in (Biochemistry/Immunology) on Tuberculosis Vaccines and Immunology, from the Biochemistry Dept., Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Entitled: "Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigens: Evaluation of Immunodiagnostic Potential of Synthetic Peptides in Egyptian Patients".
  • Visiting research trainee as a part of my master course degree at The Department of Infectious Disease Immunology at Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • M.Sc. degree in (Biochemistry/Immunology), from Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Entitled: "Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigens: Evaluation of Immunodiagnostic Potential of Synthetic Peptides in Egyptian Patients".
  • Passed in the pre-master degree in Biochemistry, from Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • B.Sc. Degree in the Biochemistry, from Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Amr Zaher


  • Adjunct assistant professor; The Center of Excellence for Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine

  • Dr. Amr Mohamed joined the Center for Fundamental Physics (CFP) on 1 January 2014. His research interests include computational physics and Monte Carlo methods development. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Department, Alexandria University.
  • Prior to joining CFP, Dr. Mohamed worked as a Research Scientist in the Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
  • Dr. Mohamed obtained his Master's and Ph.D degrees in Nuclear Engineering from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1992 and 1994, respectively.
  • Award for the achievement in cardiac surgery from Zewail city (2016); Best professor at the national heart institute (2014).

Ayman Abo Hadid


  • Former Minister of the Agriculture and Land Reclamation

Hafez Shams El-Din


  • Professor of Minerals & Rocks

  • Ph.D. in Science - Rock and Minerals - University of London - England 1971. a postgraduate degree and a diploma in Advanced Geology from the Royal College of Science, Medicine and Technology - University of London - England and a fellowship from the School of Environmental Studies, University of Pennsylvania, USA. A professor of geochemistry and mineralogy of rocks at the Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University. Head of the Department of Natural and Biological Sciences at the Institute of Environmental Studies and Research, Ain Shams University, and Head of Geology Division, Faculty of Education, Banha University. Shams Al-Din has many experiences and membership committees, where he was appointed an expert to cultural policies and cultural diversity in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), chosen as an expert Arabic Language Academy in 1987. A member of the Egyptian Academy of Sciences (Lifetime Membership) and of the Arabic Language Academy, as a Rapporteur of the Scientific Culture Committee of the Supreme Council of Culture to date. Chairman of the Non-Cultural Heritage Committee, Member of the Youth Committee of the National Commission for UNESCO. A member of: Geological Society of America; British Geological Society; National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology; Board of Directors of the Egyptian Society for the Arabization of Science. A member of the Writers Union Association. Editor of the MAP for Man and the Biosphere, which was published by UNESCO. Participated in the editing of many encyclopedias (Knowledge Circuits) in Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Hafez has also worked as a senior advisor to an international mineral wealth company for the exploration, exploration and exploitation of non-metallic minerals such as glass sands and gypsum, as well as rocks used in the cement, ceramics and metal industry industries.

Hussein Abaza


  • Director of the Association for Environmental and Community Development (ACED)

  • Hussein Abaza is the Director of the Association for Environmental and Community Development (ACED), the Centre for Sustainable Development Solutions (CSDS), he also is a Counselor for the State Minister of the Environment. Hussein received a B.A in Economics from the American University in Cairo (1973), and M.Phil. in Urban Housing Planning from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom (1981). Currently involved in research on Sustainable Development at the Erasmus University, the Netherlands. Hussein joined the United Nations Environment Programme in 1982, and functioned in different capacities, including Chief of the UNEP Economics and Trade Branch. Hussein is currently a member of the Egyptian Council for the Environmental Sciences, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, member of the Committee on the Environment, the Egyptian of Higher Council for Culture, and a member of the Egyptian Think Tank for the preparation of a Solid Waste Management Strategy and Action Programme for Egypt, member of the Green Economy Working Group of the Ministry of Planning to prepare input for the Sustainable Development Strategy for Egypt, member of the Committee of Natural Resource Conservation of the Scientific Academy of Research. Abaza worked as the Chief Executive Officer, of a United Nations Physical and Urban Planning project in Saudi Arabia (1973-1979), Managing Director of the Center of Planning and Architecture in Cairo, Egypt (1980), and Manager of the Islamic Investment Company, Central and Northern Region, Saudi Arabia (1981).

Hussein Mansor


  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Food Safety Authority

  • Dr. Hussein Mansour is currently, the first chairman of the National Food Safety Agency that established in Egypt since July 1st, 2017. Dr. Mansour promulgate and embraced the idea of changing food safety systems in Egypt and the establishment of a national authority for food safety since 2003. He lead the project that officially began in 2007, under the of Ministry of Industry and Trad. He served as the Agricultural Minister Plenipotentiary & Head of the Agricultural Office at the Embassy of Egypt in Washington, DC. for 6 years. Dr. Mansour has over 40 years of experience as an agricultural scientist,former dean of Agriculture College at Ain Shmas University research management coordinator, and educator in Egyptian and Middle Eastern institutions (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria and UAE). He has a broad experience in international agricultural development programs through his engagements with CODEX, SAID, FAO, CARDA, ACSAD and number of other international organizations. In 2016 he was elected as the chairman of Arab Food System Experts. Dr. Mansour has organized and chaired many international workshops and conferences on agricultural development, genetic diversity and animal conservation. He has served as the technical leader on several nation-wide animal genetic improvement projects in the Middle East. In addition, he assisted in the establishment of the Egyptian National Agricultural Library (ENAL). He also established a number of information and computing laboratories in the Egyptian Universities and Ministry of Agriculture. Dr Mansour is one of ten scientists who contributed to the formation of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) in Sharjah, UAE . Dr Mansour is originator of adapting the concept of Milk HUB in Egypt. He has over 50 scientific publications in refereed international and Egyptian journals, and the author of five books in Agriculture and Food legislations.

Ibrahim Hussein Yehia

Saudi Arabia

  • Professor of Nano-science for Environmental & Bio-medical Applications

  • Professor of Nanoscience for Environmental & Bio-medical Applications, Physics Department, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University. He participated and funded the design and building Nanoscience Laboratory (NLEBA) in the Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University 2017-2020. Member of Egyptian Material Science Society; Member of Egyptian Crystal Science Society and its Applications; Member of Saudi Physics Society, (Representative of KKU in Saudi Physics Society); Saudi Society for Nanotechnology; Small project collaboration in Centre of Nanotechnology, (KAU) 2013-2020; Member of Research chair of Exploitation of Renewable Energy Applications in Saudi Arabia, Physics & Astronomy Dept., College of Science, King Saud University. Head of Research Group with Najran UNIVERSITY (PCSED) (2019-2020) in Design of novel polymeric films for varistor electronic devices applications. And its applications, Consultant in Research Center for Advanced Materials Science (RCAMS), King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia. Head of Research Group, Smart Super paramagnetic Nano-particles for Theranostics in Personalized Oncology, at King Khalid University in collaboration with Southern Federal University, (2019). Head of Research Group, Designing of new materials for storage materials for advanced technology: New approach at King Khalid University in collaboration with Southern Federal University, (2019-2020). I.S. Yahia won the following prizes: State Incentive Award in Physics from the Academy of Science and Technology, Egypt, 2012; Award of Abdul Hamid Shoman for Young Arab Researchers in physics in 2013 from Jorda; Prize of King Khalid University for distinguished teaching staff in March 2017 and KKU Distinguished Research Professor in April 2019.

Khaled Negm


  • Assistant to MCIT Minister for Digital Governance

  • KHALED NEGM HAS OVER 30 YEARS OF SECURITY AND PROTECTION EXPERIENCE STARTING WITH THE ACADEMIA, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN 1992. Khaled is a holder of Ph.D., in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics, SMIEEE, ACM Fellow and holds more than 15 certifications in Information Security, Forensics, Security Audit, Security Governance an Enterprise Architecture. Negm served in IBM for 12 years as a Global Information Security Lead, 5 years ISS as Technical Director for Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA). 15 years in Academia, in Ain Shams University and visiting scholar for several universities and federal labs in USA, Italy, Belgium and UK. Negm is also a review member of the IEEE Technical Committee of Security Standards, member of the Technical Computer Communication Committee, peer reviewer for IEEE Security and Privacy and Co-Editor of the International Journal of Network Security (USA). Dr. Negm have more than 45 published papers and 22 patents. Participated as a member and consultant in several legislative committees and forums to compile digital crime laws and digital privacy laws under several types of jurisdictional systems as Anglo Saxon, French, and Italian based.

Mustafa Fouda


  • Advisor to the Minister of Environment for Biodiversity & National Focal Point

  • Minister Advisor at Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs. Ph.D. in marine Biology - Bristol University( 1974-1979); Head of fisheries and marine science at Sultan Qaboos university, Oman,; Director of Nature conservation Egypt, national focal points of several conventions such as CBD, RAMSAR. A member of Multidisciplinary Panel (MEP) of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and also member of the Animal Committee of CITES. He is the chairman IUCN National Committee and member of SCOPE National Committee at the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and is a member of the center of environmental studies at Alexandria Bibliotheca. He is Chair and Co-chair of several international and regional marine workshops (EBSA, Invasive species of CBD, MPAs). He joined the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) as Director of Nature Conservation Sector (NCS) in February 2000. His work involved implementation of the National Biodiversity Conservation strategy and Action Plans through developing and managing a network of 30 protected areas (about 15% of Egypt's territory), Biodiversity Development, and Egypt's commitment to international and regional agreements and conventions dealing with Environmental protection and nature conservation. The National Focal Point for several international conventions (e.g. Biodiversity, CMS, Ramsar).

Sherif S. SADEK


  • President for the African Chapter (AC)
  • Vice-president of Egyptian Aquaculture Society (EgAS) and West Port-Said Aquaculture Cooperative (WestPAC)
  • General ma

  • 1986-1987, he has obtained a grant research study on the crustacean aquaculture at Auburn University, USA (Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture).
  • 1998, he has passed an exam on the fresh water prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) culture, to obtain the degree of Docteur de l'INP from the Institut National Polytechnique (INP), Toulouse France.
  • 1991, and till today, he was assigned as the creator and general manager of the firm "Aquaculture Consultant Office (ACO)".
  • Sadek has been nominated as a consultant for different projects in North Africa and Arab countries.
  • 2010 he is a partner and the general manager of the Egyptian-Franco marine culture company (Egymarine co.), in Manzala lake, Egypt.
  • He has published around 40 complete scientific papers in different international journals and also 35 short papers in different local and international aquaculture conferences.
  • Sadek has been nominated to be the vice president for two Egyptian NGO organization: Egyptian Aquaculture Society (EgAS) and West Port-Said Aquaculture Cooperative (WestPAC).
  • 2019, Sadek has been nominated the President for the African Chapter (AC), which belong to the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), for the coming two years. The AC will look for the development of the African aquaculture countries in the continent.

Walid Tawfik


  • Professor of Laser spectroscopy and ultrafast lasers

  • Professor Walid Tawfik is the leader of laser spectroscopy and ultrafast lasers group and head of main lab at the National Institute of Laser (NILES), at Cairo University, Egypt. He received his PhD on 2000 in laser spectroscopy "Study of photon molecular interaction dynamics using short laser pulses where he did his experiments at Technical Uni. Munich, Germany. He is interested in the fields of laser induced plasma spectroscopy, ultrafast lasers and ultrafast spectroscopy. He, has published two books' chapters and around 50 papers. He is a senior member of different international professional societies like IEEE, OSA, APS, and SPIE. He has been collaborated with different international groups in laser spectroscopy and ultrafast lasers at Georgia Tech USA, Uni. of Electro-Communications Japan, POSTECH Uni. South Korea, Kind Saud Uni. Saudi Arabia, Max-Planck Inst. Germany and Lodz Uni. of Tech. Poland.