Executive Committee Member (2019-)

Prof. Dr. Moemen Sayed Hanafy

Field of research: Plant Biotechnology     



E-mail: mshanafy@yahoo.com; ms.hanafy@nrc.sci.eg

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Prof. Moemen S. Hanafy is a professor of plant biotechnology at National Research Centre (NRC), Egypt.

As a DAAD fellow, he obtained his doctorate in Molecular Genetics from Hannover University, Germany in 2002 before moving to Sapporo, Japan, where he worked at National Agricultural Research Center for Hokkaido region on manipulation of the seeds amino acids using genetic engineering approach as a JSPS fellow (2003 – 2005). From 2005 till 2008 he joined Plant Molecular Genetics Research Group - Centre of Excellence for Advanced Science of National Research Centre. Finally, he moved to Hannover, Germany, where he worked at Plant Biotechnology Department, Leibniz Universität Hannover on enhancement of abiotic stress tolerance of faba bean by heterologous expression of the PR10a gene from potato as an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) fellow (2008 – 2010).

From January 2012 till June 2013 he worked as associate professor of plant biotechnology at faculty of science and humanities, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz University, KSA. Over the past 18 years, he developed plant biotech research leading to about 27 research articles published in peer-reviewed international journals, five book chapters and about 20 invited presentations at national and international levels. He is a member of some professional societies and currently serves on three editorial boards.

In the last 12 years, Dr. Hanafy was granted two prizes; Prize of the president of the National Research Centre for best applied research, 2008 and National Research Centre Prize for scientific encouragement in biology, 2013. Due to his good scientific relation with the German scientific landscape he has been appointed as an Ambassador Scientist of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to Egypt from January 2016 to December 2021. On 2018, Prof. Hanafy has been elected the chairman of the Egyptian National Committee of Biological Sciences. Recently, he has been elected as a member of the executive committee of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS).