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UNIVERSITY DEGREES

  • 2012-2013    

    Diploma in Vaccinology from Université Paris Diderot-Paris7 and Teaching Department: Epidemiology and Public Health (Pasteur Institute /CNAM School of Public Health), Paris (France).

  • Nov 2012       

    Ph.D. degree in Biology, Tumor Immunology field, University of Würzburg, Germany. The work has been done at Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research, research group "Tumor progression and immune escape", thesis about „The immunomodulatory role of endogenous glucocorticoids in ovarian cancer „University Women’s clinic, University of Würzburg, School of Medicine, Germany

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  • Sept 2006       

    M.V.Sc degree in Immunology from Immunology and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt, thesis about "Preparation of Monoclonal Antibodies against Tetanus Toxin and evaluation of its neutralizing potentials" and in collaboration with Monoclonal Antibodies and Vaccines Unit in Holding Company for Biological Products & Vaccines (VACSERA), Ministry of Health, Cairo, Egypt accredited to Diploma of biology (Dipl.-biol.) from University of Würzburg in January 2009,Germany.

  • May 2003      

    B.V.Sc degree ranked 4th in my class (A class of 756 students)from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.

 

CAREER HISTORY AND POSITIONS HELD

 

  • Nov 2013-Present

    :  University Lecturer of Immunology, Vaccinology and Microbiology at Immunology and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt

  • Aug 2014-Jan 2015: 

    Postdoctoral Research scientist of Molecular Immunology at IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine,

    Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • July 2013- Oct 2013

    :

    European Federation of Immunological Societies

    (EFIS) postdoctoral research fellowship at Institut Albert Bonniot, Department of Oncogenesis and Biotechnology, Team:  Analytical Immunology of Chronic Pathologies, Grenoble, France

  • 2009-2012

    : Research Assistant at Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research, research group "Tumor progression and immune escape", University Women’s clinic, University of Würzburg, School of Medicine, Germany

  • 2008:

       (Marie Curie Scholarship) Research Assistant at Section of Immunogenetics, Faculty of Medicine, Rostock University, Germany, financed by the European Union as part of a Marie Curie Research Training Network for 8 months.

  • 2006-2008:

    Senior Teaching/Research Assistant of Immunology, Vaccinology and Microbiology at Immunology and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt

  • 2004-2006:

          Teaching/Research assistant

    of Immunology, Vaccinology and Microbiology at Immunology and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt

  • 2004-2006:

          Research Assistant at Monoclonal Antibodies and Vaccines Unit in the Holding Company for Biological Products & Vaccines (VACSERA), Ministry of Health, Cairo, Egypt

 

RESERCH FIELDS OF INTEREST

  • Immunology and Microbiology
  • Cancer Immunology and Biology
  • Vaccinology
  • Nano-Immunology (Interactions between Nano-particles and the immune system)
  • Monoclonal Antibodies preparation

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

Immunological, Molecular and Cell Biological

:

 

  • Immune cell phenotyping by flow cytometry (BD FACS Calibur andBD FACSAria III cell sorter) and immunohistochemistry
  • Isolation of immune cell subsets via magnetic beads or fluorescence-activated cell sorting
  • Proliferation assays
  • Reporter gene assays
  • Cytotoxicity assays
  • Adoptive transfer of hematopoietic stem cells
  • Cytokine measurements by quantitative real-time PCR, ELISA and intracellular cytokine

Staining

  • Immunoblotting
  • Estimation of the effect of nano-particles on the stability of classical and alternative complement system.
    • Confocal immunofluorescence microscopy.
    • Gene transfer into immune cells by nucleofection
    • DNA and RNA isolation
    • Preparation of monoclonal antibodies against specific antigens
    • Chromatography (paper chromatography, TLC)
    • Gel electrophoresis
    • Plasmid isolation

 

Animal Handling and Experimentation:

 

  • Laboratory Animal Handling and Experimentation (Certificate from Würzburg University and Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations)
  • Induction of tumors in genetically engineered mice
  • Cell culture including the development of new murine tumor cell lines

 

Microbiological

:

 

  • Microbial sterile techniques, Isolation, Identification and characterization of important microbial pathogens
    • Staining techniques
    • Culture Media preparations
    • Pure Cultures isolation (streak plate technique, pour plate technique and spread plate technique)
    • Microscopy

 

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • 2013:

    European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) fellowship at Institut Albert Bonniot, Department of Oncogenesis and Biotechnology, Team:  Analytical Immunology of Chronic Pathologies, Grenoble, France

    • 2012:

      ImmunoTools Company Award 2012 for best abstract in Immunology in University of Würzburg , Germany

    • 2012:

      German academic exchange service (DAAD) scholarship for six months from February to July, Würzburg (Germany).

    • 2011:

      Travel grant from

      European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) and European Journal of Immunology (EJI) to attend the 2nd EFIS-EJI Intensive Educational Course in Clinical immunology, Nov 28-30, Paris (France).

    • 2008:

      Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF Würzburg) PhD grant for three years, Würzburg (Germany).

    • 2008:

      Marie Curie Scholarship for eight months funded from European Union for training in Section of Immunogenetics

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      Faculty of Medicine, Rostock University, from April to November, Germany.

    • 2003:

      Ranked 4th in my class that graduated in May 2003, Faculty ofveterinary medicine, Cairo University (A class of 756 students), Egypt.

    • 2002:

         Ranked 2nd in Pfizer scientific competition for students from veterinary medicine colleges all over Egypt, Alexandria, Egypt. 

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