The Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Center was established to provide diverse instrumentation and expertise for researchers in various fields. The Center explores areas such as biological and medical sciences, advanced studies in genetic engineering, stem cell research, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Additionally, the Center facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration that is crucial in the understanding, development, translation, and implementation of innovative technologies.
Dr. Mahmoud Elsabahy is the Director of the BUC Science Academy. He was previously the Assistant Director of the Laboratory for Synthetic-Biologic Interactions at Texas A&M University from 2011-2020. He continues his affiliation with Texas A&M University as a visiting scientist and is also a Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at Assiut University, Egypt. Dr Mahmoud has contributed to 80 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. The publications include those furthering the use of nanotechnology in the targeted delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents (e.g., corresponding author for several articles in Nature Communications, Chemical Society Reviews, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nano Letters, Journal of Controlled Release, Accounts of Chemical Research). He has acquired international patents and is the Principal or Senior Investigator on several grant applications. In May 2016, he received the National Egyptian Incentive Award and in August 2017, he received the Excellence Medal 1st Class from the President of Egypt. He possesses a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal in Canada.
In alignment with Egypt Vision 2030, the national strategic plan, the Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Center at BUC is committed to becoming a global leader in scientific research and innovation as well as providing high quality learning opportunities for students and researchers
Research at BUC is supported by several national funding sources including the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) and the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF).
BUC upholds the highest standards in education and conducting research with a dedicated facility. The goal of the Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Center is to address the myriad of global challenges in health, water, and energy through supporting the most cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and innovation. The aim is to effect positive change nationally, regionally, and globally that is built on pillars of equality and diversity, embedded with innovative strategies and solutions to improve the overall quality of life on the planet.
The ethical principles of research are carefully considered and adhered to at the Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Center at BUC that includes honesty, objectivity, integrity, openness, honoring intellectual property rights, knowledge dissemination, non-discrimination, legality, animal care, and human subject protection.