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Mahmoud Magdy Abdallah Awad


My research interests are related to biodiversity listing, applied genomics, and molecular surveys at micro and macro levels. Special attention is given to wild, endemic, and endangered non-model organisms and their relation to the surrounding environment. The research focuses on elucidating and developing molecular markers at genomic and transcriptomic levels and their application in studies of molecular systematics, population genetics, genetic conservation, adaptation to climatic changes, isolation by adaptation, and distance identification of species and hybrids. Applied methodology ranges from nucleic acids extraction, single-locus genotyping, fingerprinting, and the characterization of entire genomes or transcriptomes using NGS technology and related bioinformatics analysis and computational biology tools. The acquired experience was developed through postgraduate scholarships, a postdoctoral contract, conference attendance grants, scientific society memberships, and partnerships that formed a solid scientific network for knowledge exchange and project collaborations between Ain Shams University (Egypt), Murcia University (Spain), Huazhong Agricultural University (China), and Messina University (Italy), in addition to Institute of Industrial Biotechnology and Innovation (Dominican Republic), and Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV (Germany). This network was established through three international scientific visits, two short-term (10 months) & one long-term fellowship (48 months), and participation in seven international and eleven national collaborative research projects, four of which I was the PI. My position at Ain Shams University allowed me to establish my own line of investigation and research team named “Applied genomics and biodiversity”. Within the team’s scientific framework, we contributed to the scientific community by several published achievements oriented to identifying endemic, endangered, and wild species, listing species in digital records, taxonomical revisions, and distinguishing genotypes; as well as evaluating genetic variability and acquiring genetic information about crops with known productive traits. The achievements also targeted the impact of environmental factors and climate change on the distribution & spread of macro- and microorganisms from locations with extremophilic conditions. Moreover, to explore non-model organisms to provide genetic sources for green or white biotechnological applications. I was able to design and publish new bioinformatic approaches in plant genomics and the development of molecular-markers-based protocols (e.g., marker-assistant breeding programs) in horticulture crops and a patent registered in China for the identification of cultivated pepper. Moreover, the team was contracted to design and validate commercial kits for private companies in Egypt. The results were disseminated through three completed and five in-progress Ph.D. theses, six completed, and four in-progress Master theses. The three Ph.D. graduates received professorship positions in Egyptian public universities (Ain Shams University, Arish University, and Benha University); some of the master's students were able to receive competitive grants to continue their studies in higher-ranked universities (e.g., Université de Sherbrooke (Canada), Huazhong Agricultural University (China), Case Western Reserve University (U.S.A)). To date, a total of 23 articles have been published in peer-reviewed indexed journals (Scimago and JCR: 10 Q1, 5 Q2, 4 Q3, and 4 Q4), in addition to 13 articles published in peer-reviewed non-indexed journals. According to the Scopus database, the current H-index is 6, but the Google scholar profile recorded 8, while the RG score is 24.84 points.

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    • Bachelor
    • 2006
    • Master
    • 2010
    • Phd
    • 2013

Career Progression

    • Associate Professor
    • Year : 2019
    • Lecturer
    • Year : 2014
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Year : 2007


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  1. Mahmoud Magdy, Mahmoud, Mohamed, and Fawzia Salah. “Inter-Tissue Relative Expression of Transferrin Reveals the Potential of Tilapia zillii as a Bioindicator for Water Pollution.” In AQUA 2018. World Aquaculture Society; Montpellier, France, 2018. LINK
  2. Mahmoud, Mohamed, Thorsten Tybussek, Mahmoud Magdy, and Andrea Buettner. “Status Update on Malodor Formation and Accumulation Sources in Aquaculture.” In AQUA 2018. World Aquaculture Society; Montpellier, France, 2018. LINK
  3. Soliman, Samah, and Mahmoud Magdy. “Lahun Pyramid, More Surprising Treasures Are Revealed: Fungal Diversity Analysis Using Amplicon-Based Metagenomic Approach.” In Medical Mycology, 56:S21. Oxford University Press, 2018. LINK
  4. Magdy, Mahmoud, Samah Mohamed Rizk, and Agripina Ramirez. “De Novo Assembly Pipeline for Comparative Plastomics in Plants.” In XIV International Conference of Scientific Investigation, 24:143–44. Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología; Santo Domingo, 2018.
  5. Rizk, Samah Mohamed, Mahmoud Magdy, Mohamed Abdel-Salam Rashed, Clara Urzi, Olaf Werner, Rosa Maria Ros, and Agripina Ramirez. “Rock Inhabiting Fungi: Inhabiting Acts and Future Biotechnological Applications.” In XIV International Conference of Scientific Investigation, 24:196–97. Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología; Santo Domingo, 2018.
  6. Elhifnawy, M., H. T., Rashed, M. A., Atta, A. H., Magdy M. “Population Structure of the Redbelly Tilapia Among Closed and Open Fresh Water Systems of Egypt.” In 4th International Conference of Genetic Engineering and Its Applications, Vol. 4, pp 29-30. Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 2016. LINK
  7. Saeed, A. M., K. Z. El-Baghdady, A. E. Zakaria, E. H. El-Shatoury, Magdy, and A. M. Osman. “Horizontal Gene Transfer of TrxB in New Selenite Reducing Bacteria Zobellella denitrificans.” In International Conference on Nuclear Sciences and Applications, 11:14. The Egyptian Society of Nuclear Sciences and Applications (ESNSA), 2016. LINK
  8. De La Cruz-Martínez, Elena, Mahmoud Magdy, Olaf Werner, and Rosa María Ros. “Genetic Diversity Is Related to Landscape Diversity in Funaria Hygrometrica.” In XV OPTIMA MEETING (Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area). Montpellier (France), Tela Botanica, Conservatoire Botanique National, 2016. LINK
  9. Huwaidi, A, N Azmi, S Ikeno, M Magdy, and A Syahir. “Mycosporine-Like Amino Acids: Molecular Exploitation of Additional Radio-Resistance Mechanisms in Deinococcus Radiodurans” In 4th International Symposium on Applied Engineering and Sciences (SAES 2016), 4:5. Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2016.
  10. Fawzia, S., A. Goda A-S., H. Nazmi, and Mahmoud Magdy. “Application of Breeding Methods to Production Genetically Improved Farmed Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus.” In 3rd International Conference on Aquaculture & Fisheries - London, UK (J Aquac Res Development), 7:74. LINK
  11. Rizk, S. M., Magdy, F. De Leo, M. A. Rashed, K. A. A. Soliman, and C. Urzì. “Isolation of an Extremophile Pseudotaeniolina Globosa Biovariant from Djosar Pyramid, Egypt.” In Sixth Meeting of the ISHAM Working Group on Black Yeasts “The Potential of Being Black: Extreme Adaptations and Pathogenicity.” ISHAM working group on Black Yeasts and The University of Tuscia, Italy, 2016. LINK
  12. Werner, Olaf, Sergio Pisa, Mahmoud Magdy, Marta Nieto, and Rosa María Ros Espín. “Everything Is Everywhere: Briófitos Cosmopolitas Entre Adaptación Local y Dispersión Global.” In Congreso de La Sociedad Española de Biología Evolutiva, 5:33. Nausícaä Edición Electrónica, S.L, 2016.
  13. Magdy, M., F. Salah, A. S. Ramirez, and M. A. Rashed. “Molecular Identification of Newly Reported Posthodiplostomum Sp. from Oreochromis niloticus in Nile River, Egypt.” In XI International Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Congress. Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Santo Domingo, 2015.
  14. El-Sakaty, Sahar I. A., Mahmoud Magdy, Hala El-Atroush, Magdy M. Mohamed, and Usama Abou-Salama. “DNA Barcoding of Three Species of Bryaceae-Musci.” In International Conference of Botany and Microbiological Sciences, Vol. 4. Egyptian Botanical Society, 2014.
  15. Chapuis, I., M. O. Paiano, M. Aboal, P. Sánchez Castillo, O. Jr. Necchi, and Magdy. “Estudio Molecular y Morfológico de Las Poblaciones Íbero-Baleares Del Género Batrachospermum (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta): Bases Para La Comprensión de Su Biodiversidad y Distribución.” In XIX Simposio de Botánica Criptogámica, Vol. 19. Banco Español de Algas (BEA), http://hdl.handle.net/10553/10624, 2013.
  16. Ros, Rosa Maria, Olaf Werner, Mahmoud Magdy, Marta Nieto-Lugilde, Sergio Pisa, and Samah Rizk. “High Genetic Diversity of Some Cosmopolitan Mosses in the Mediterranean Sierra Nevada Mountains.” In XIV OPTIMA MEETING, 141. Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy, 2013. LINK
  17. Magdy, Mahmoud, Rosa Maria Ros, and Olaf Werner. “The Genetic Structure of the Funaria Hygrometrica HEDW. Populations in Sierra Nevada (Spain) Using the Sequence-Related Amplified Polymorphism (SRAP) Technique.” In 3rd Physcomitrella Genome Workshop, Freiburg. https://www.cosmoss.org/physcome_project/linked_stuff/Abstracts/Poster.

ASU Awards

  • 2021

    Award: Ain Shams Incentive Award

    • Provider: Ain Shams University
    • Field: Agricultural Sciences
    • Category: Ain Shams Incentive Award

Scientifc Research (65)

Research Title Year Citations
A comparative study of the pulsating flames with different air inlet port geometrical shape 2022
Comparative 16S Metabarcoding of Nile Tilapia Gut Microbiota from the Northern Lakes of Egypt 2022
Ex-situ Conservation of the Micro and Macro Flora of Omayed Biosphere Reserve (OBR): A Survey Report 2022
Genome-wide identification and expression profiling of tomato invertase genes indicate their response to stress and phytohormones 2021 3
Metabarcoding profiling of microbial diversity associated with trout fish farming 2021 3
Numerical and Experimental Study of Inverse Diffusion LPG-Air Flames Pulsation 2021 1
Autonomous Parallel Parking Using Raspberry-PI 2021
DNA Barcoding of Commercial Three High Value Red Sea Fishes from The Egyptian Market 2021
Genome Sequence of an Okra Leaf Curl Virus from Egypt 2021
A New Extremotolerant Ecotype of the Fungus Pseudotaeniolina globosa Isolated from Djoser Pyramid, Memphis Necropolis, Egypt 2021
DNA Barcoding for Identification of Some Fish Species (Sparidae) in Mediterranean Sea Area 2021
Regulation of invertase and sucrose for improving tomato fruit flavor: A review 2021
Testicular transcriptome analysis under the dietary inclusion of l-carnitine reveals potential key genes associated with oxidative defense and the semen quality factor in aging … 2021
Faecal microbiome sequences in relation to the egg-laying performance of hens using amplicon-based metagenomic association analysis 2020 18
The complete mitochondrial genome of the chiltepin pepper (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum), the wild progenitor of Capsicum annuum L. 2020 2

Journal Name Published Date Sector Journal Website ISSN
JOURNAL OF PLANT GROWTH REGULATION 2021-05-25 Environmental And Agriculture Journal Website 0721-7595
Microbiology Resource Announcements 2021-07-22 Environmental And Agriculture Journal Website 2576-098X
Egyptian Journal of Botany 2022-01-01 Basic Science Journal Website 0375-9237
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2022-01-20 Environmental And Agriculture Journal Website 0273-2289
Journal Name Acceptance Date Sector Journal Website ISSN
Biology 2022-03-08 Environmental And Agriculture Journal Website 2079-7737
Agronomy 2022-06-23 Environmental And Agriculture Journal Website 2073-4395
Frontiers in Microbiology 2022-08-31 Environmental And Agriculture Journal Website 1664-302X

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هل لديك بحوث علمية منشورة ? نعم
نوعية البحوث المنشورة دولية ومحلية
إجمالي عدد البحوث المنشورة Between 40 - less than 60 researches
هل يوجد لديك كتب مؤلفة محلية ? لا يوجد
هل يوجد لديك كتب مؤلفة إقليمية ? لا يوجد
هل يوجد لديك كتب مؤلفة دولية ? لا يوجد
هل يوجد لديك كتب مترجمة ? لا يوجد
قيمة h-index من Scopus From 10 Less Than 20
إجمالي عدد الاستشهادات البحثية Citations من Scopus From 100 Less Than 200
هل لديك إشراف على رسائل علمية ماجستير ودكتوراه ? نعم
عدد رسائل الماجستير والدكتوراه التى تم الإشراف عليها ? بين20 - أقل من 30
عدد رسائل الماجستير والدكتوراه التى تم تحكيمها ? أقل من 5
عدد المقالات والبحوث العلمية التى تم تحكيمها ? بين 10-أقل من 15
هل أنت مشارك في هيئة التحرير لمجلات علمية محكمة محلية أو دولية ? نعم
هل لديك مشاريع علمية محكمة ? نعم
ما هى نوعية المشاريع ? مدعومة من وزارة البحث العلمي
هل أنت عضو في الجمعيات العلمية في مجال تخصصك ? عضو في أكثر من جمعية علمية متخصصة
هل لديك شهادات وأعمال توضح اسهاماتك التطويرية في القسم أو الكلية أو الجامعة وغيرها ? نعم على مستوى القسم فقط