Professor Ahmed A. Zayed

As the Dean of the School of Biotechnology at BUC, Professor Khalil Abdel-Hamid brings more than 40 years of academic biotechnology, practice, and research experience to his role.

Dr. Halfawy received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences, Genetics department, from Alexandria University, and obtained his Master in Agricultural Sciences and Genetics and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Moscow Academy of Sciences.

He is a Professor at the Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research, Menoufia University, the Dean of the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute – Sadat City, and the Dean of the Institute for Environmental Studies and Research – Sadat City. He is a Member of the Specialized National Councils (Committee for Genetic Engineering) and the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Company in the Serum and Vaccine Authority. 

Dr. Halfawy served as the Vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Specific Education in Ashmoun from 1991-1999, and Vice President of Menoufia University for Postgraduate Studies and Research from 2004 until 2007.

As a board-certified advanced biotechnologist; Dr. Halfawy has participated in preparing, implementing, and supervising all training courses at the Center for Tissue Culture and Genetic Engineering in cooperation with foreign agencies including Germany, the United States of America – Italy, and Russia. In addition, he had many missions, scientific visits, and conferences abroad (Russia – America – Germany – England – Poland – Malta – Thailand), and collaborations with local, state, regional and national organizations and groups to translate research evidence into sustainable programs.