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Dr. Amer is currently working as a professor and chairman of Virology department at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University. He received his PhD in molecular virology from Cairo University, Egypt at 2006. The main scope of his PhD research work was the use of baculovirus expression vector system (BEVS) for production of recombinant viral proteins and virus-like particles for use as possible candidates in vaccine production. During his master and PhD, he shared in the establishment of BEVS and hybridoma technology for the first time in his university.  Dr. Amer also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the molecular immunology department, Robert Koch Institute, Germany, where he succeeded in development of a new system for accurate mRNA quantification of the Xcr-1 gene using Taqman real-time PCR. Dr. Amer has contributed in 12 research grants (2 as PI, and 3 as Co-PI) funded by national and international foundations. He shared in conducting pilot studies in the fields of molecular virology, immunology and vaccinology that were reflected in the form of scientific publications (35), presentations in national and international conferences/seminars (28), GenBank submissions (179), and awards (6). His current research projects focus on: 1) studying the genetic makeup of the prevalent Egyptian strains of animal and poultry viruses; 2) development of improved tools/kits for diagnosis of virus infections; 3) the use of modern biotechnology techniques for construction and evaluation of new vaccine candidates.

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