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Last Name  : Youssef 

First and middle names : Helmy Mohamed

Date of Birth  : June 14, 1973

Gender    : Male

Citizenship  : Egyptian

Marital Status   : Married, 5 children

Home Address (Egypt)    : Arab Elsaha,  Elhawamdia, Giza, Egypt

                                       Present; Finkenweg2, 06466 Gatersleben Germany.

Home Telephone : 202 3811 17 19, Mobil:

Present 00491604595959

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Employment history

Postdoctoral Scientist

: Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften, Martin-Luther-Universtität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. From March 2020 to present.

Postdoctoral Scientist

: The Molecular Cell Biology Unit, Dept. of Biology, Lund University, Sweden. From September 2018 to Feb. 2020 (Funding through Research Fellowship from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (


), Germany) and I continue as a gust assistant professor until present.

Research Scientist

: Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK-Gatersleben), Group of Plant Architecture from May 2010 to May 2018

Assistant Professor

:  Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt. From Feb. 2017 until present.


: Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt. From Jan. 2009 to May. 2010.

Assistant lecturer

: Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt. From Oct. 2002 to Dec. 2008.


: Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt. From Oct. 1998 to Sep. 2002.


Arabic                  Mother tongue

English                 Excellent

German                Good

Academic Merits

Feb. 2016         

Dr. sc. agr.                        Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Faculty of Natural Sciences III,

Agricultural Science, Plant Breeding

Jan. 2009            

Dr. Ph.D.                            Cairo University, Egypt

Agricultural Science, Plant Physiology

   Wheat Molecular Physiology under salinity stress

Oct. 2002           

MSc.                                     Cairo University, Egypt

Agricultural Science, Plant Physiology

       Effect of Salinity stress on Faba bean

May 1996          

BSc.                                      Cairo University, Egypt

   Agricultural Science, Agric. Production

Research highlights


  • Advanced tools for breeding BARley for Intensive and SusTainable Agriculture under climate change scenarios (Plant Breeding Department, MLU Halle Wittenberg)
  • Exploring barley mutants for molecular dissection of chlorophyll biosynthetic enzymes and chloroplast development (Postdoctoral study, 2018-2020, Biology Department Lund University, Sweden)
  • Cloning and characterization of barley six-rowed spike 2 (vrs2) locus (Postdoctoral study, 2010-2016)
  • Functional analysis of vrs2 gene and its regulation of other genes
  • Labile barley spike development (Postdoctoral study, 2010 - 2013)
  • Genotypic and phenotypic analysis of the spike row-type in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)
  • Production of wheat plants more tolerant to abiotic stress via modern applied biotechnology techniques.



Research skills

Ecophysiology and Agriculture:

Measurement of photosynthesis and Chlorophyll fluorescence by LiCOR 6400 – Field and green house trials design, preparation and establishment, Hormones and enzymes measurement, using GC-MS/MS

Histology and Plant Development:

            Microscopic study of spike developmental stages (DR, TM, GP, SP, LP, AwP, WhA, GrA), plant tillers, leaves, and root development

Biochemical, Physiological, Molecular Biology and Genetics:

DNA & RNA extraction, quantification and purification – Primers design – PCR – Electrophoresis – DNA restriction – qRT-PCR – in vitro tissue & cell culture – Atomic spectrophotometry – Media & buffers preparation, plant protein identification, purification, staining and imaging  


R Program - Clustal Omiga – TCS1 (haplotype network) – Sequencher and BioEdit – Oligo- MEGA6, Genstat,