Dr. Ali Mahmoud El Halawany was graduated at 1996 from Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University with a general grade excellent with honor. Afterward he worked as teaching assistant in department of pharmacognosy, cairo university in the period between 1996 untill 2002 at this time he obtained his master degree in pharmacognosy. From 2002 till 2004 he worked as assistant lecturer in department of pharmacognosy, Cairo university.  At 2004 he was selected for MEXT scholarship by  the japanese government to be enrolled as PhD student in institute of natural medicine in Toyama. He worked for 3 years under the supervision of professor Dr. Masao hattori till he got the PhD. After taking the PhD he was awarded a COE scholarship in the same laboratory for 6 months followed by another 6 monthes as a visiting researcher. At 2008 he worked as assistant professor in department of pharmacognosy, Cairo university for 6 months after which he aorked at institue of natural medicine as a foreign researcher for 1 year till 2010. From april 2010 and till now he is working as assistant professor in department of pharmacognosy, Cairo university in addition to teaching in several faculties in Egypt such as Helwan University and el Nahda University in Beni sweef. 

Research Field;

The study of the role of phytochemicals in the discovery of valuable solutions for diseases affecting the Egyptian`s health and consequently the economic productivity such as cancer, liver, kidney failure and hepatitis C virus (HCV).

  1. Development of biologically active lead compounds from natural origin. 
  2. Computer based design and semi-synthesis of enzyme inhibitors such as viral proteases inhibitors
  3. Production of natural products using plant biotechnology.
  4. Structure elucidation of natural products