School of Biotechnology


Degree and Title:
Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology

Study Hours/Academic Levels:
136 credit hours/8 academic levels

Meet the Dean

Professor Maisa Abdel Moneim

Dr. Maisa is the current Dean and previous Vice Dean of the School of Biotechnology at BUC. She has more than 30 years of organic chemistry practice and research experience.

Dr. Maisa received her Bachelor of Science from Assiut University and received her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the same university. She has received numerous awards for research, teaching, and administrative works.

Moreover, she obtained a post-doctoral fellowship from Aachen, Germany in 2006.

She is serving as a professor of chemistry at the School of Pharmacy BUC from 2015 until now. Also, she is a professor of organic chemistry in the Chemistry Department, at the Faculty of Science, Assiut University.

Dr. Maisa attended and participated in several international and national conferences and presses and has published over 40 publications in organic chemistry.

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Meet the Vice Dean

Dr. Mahmoud Elsabahy

Dr. Mahmoud Elsabahy is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology and Nanomedicine, with more than 15 years of experience in the development of cutting-edge technologies for gene therapy, and delivery of biotechnology-related products.

He is a fellow of the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship Program (Royal Academy Engineering in London) that provided added skills in business and entrepreneurship, a pivotal bridge between academia and industry. He has completed M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Faculty of Pharmacy, the University of Montreal “Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology” (Montreal, Canada).

Academic experience includes teaching in Egypt and North America and participating in the development of curricula for multiple programs, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also the head of the BUC Research Academy, and he is participating in several committees, including the coordinator of World University Rankings at BUC and the secretary of BUC Council of Postgraduate Studies.

Dr. Elsabahy has been the Assistant Director of a research facility at Texas A&M University (Texas, USA, 2011-2020). He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Texas A&M University and the Editor of the Journal of Toxicology.

He has been ranked in 2020 among the Top 2% scientists in the world and the Top 1% scientists in the world in “Pharmacy and Pharmacology”, as named by Stanford University World’s Top 2% Scientists. He contributed to ca. 90 publications, all in international top-profile peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Nature CommunicationsNano LettersJournal of the American Chemical Societyetc.), book chapters, and US patents, and he is the Principal Investigator on several grant applications.

Research interests include the rational design of pharmaceutical dosage forms and nanomedicine for delivery of DNA/RNA-based biotechnology materials and other small molecules, proteins, peptides, antigens, for various therapeutic and diagnostic biomedical applications, for which he has received several national and international prestigious awards. In May 2016, he received the State Award, and in August 2017, he received the Excellence Medal “First Class” from the Egyptian President. His contributions have been highlighted six times in prestigious global journals in the world.

Recently, in 2021, he won the Gold Medal from the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva and has been awarded the Obada Prize. He has been participating in the planning and management of science and technology in Egypt through membership in the Egyptian Young Academy of Science. Moreover, he is currently an Ambassador for the Egyptian Young Academy of Science.

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At the School of Biotechnology, we aim to teach, train and graduate qualified skilled scientists in many disciplines of Biotechnology through promoting a supportive learning environment for life by implementing continuous learning programs. We develop, implement, and evaluate the curriculum of the biotechnology program with a strong commitment to be aligned and comply with the national and international standards.

Dean’s Word

It gives me much pleasure to welcome you to our School of Biotechnology, one of the leaders in biotechnoloy

education, research and services. Biotechnology has emerged as one of the leading future-oriented disciplines

worldwide. It is a key element of pharmaceutical production, biomaterials, etc., and contributes to a sustainable

production and environmental protection covering a wide spectrum of vital and indispensable specializations.

Biotechnology has applications in various areas, such as in health care (Medical Biotechnology), drug manufacturing

(Pharmaceutical and Nano Biotechnology), crop production and agriculture (Agricultural Biotechnology), and

enzymes and biofuel production (Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology). The School of Biotechnology also

gives students the opportunity to study and work in the fields of genetic engineering and stem cells. Our dear students,

you are the real wealth of the country, the scientists of tomorrow, and leaders of the future as well as the active enery

for our beloved Egypt. We invite you to explore our mission and programs and to learn more about our school and


Professor Maisa Abdel Moneim

Dean of Biotechnology


The school of Biotechnology seeks to be a leading educational and research center in biotechnology and its applications at the national as well as international levels.

The school of Biotechnology is keen to achieve excellence and leadership in biotechnology and its applications at national and international level as well as prepare competitive graduates with the ability to research, innovate and keep pace with the market. The school is constantly working on updating and revising the academic programs by applying quality standards to serve the community and achieve sustainable development.

  1. Preparing a distinguished graduate
  2. Developing human resources
  3. Developing the education system in accordance with international quality standards
  4. Spreading scientific and social awareness of biotechnology and its impact
  5. Preserving natural resources
  6. Contribute to the revolutionary advancement of knowledge and sciences and the development of modern technologies.

School of Biotechnology Council

Dr. Maisa A. Omara
Dr. Mahmoud F. Elsabahy
Vice Dean, Vice President for research – Head of Science Academy
Dr. Enas A. Abdul-Baki
Head of Quality Unit
Dr. Bahaa El-Deen A. Abdel Fattah
Head of Plant tissue Culture Unit


School premises:

An IT lab with 20 PCs, 1 photocopier and 2 data Show with mini PCs.

The classrooms are well equipped with comfort seats, a whiteboard, a data show device, a display screen, a microphone, headphones, Wi-Fi, and central air conditioning.

The central library, based on Campus, includes a large number of updated books in different biotechnological fields and publications set out in a relaxing environment, conducive to studying. There are several computers connected with internet to apply different searches with access to e-libraries.  There are comfortable seating areas, group study areas, a silent study area and private study rooms.

There are central halls and stands at the university that can be used when necessary, and they are all equipped for cultural, artistic and sports activities

The university offers a learning management system (LMS) for enhancing learning needs in all areas, assignment, examinations and student registration attendance.

The university offers health care facilities through well-equipped health care clinics (general clinics, dental care clinics and physiotherapy clinic). There is a diverse food court offering cold and hot snacks as a small area offering a variety of groceries and cold snacks. In addition, there is a copy center, a bank and a flower shop.


Laboratories & workshops

Biology (Molecular biology, Cell biology, Immunology, Cell cultures) Labs

Our labs enable our students to genetically modify and manipulate various biological sources varying from micro to macro-organisms  

Chemistry labs

Our labs prepare our students to use different chemical compounds and apply it to different industrial application.

Biophysics & Data Science Labs

Our labs learn our students to handle electric instruments and analyze data with a brief discussion.

Academic Programs

Degree Title:

Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology

Program Hours:

The total credits (150 Hours)

Study plan:

The study plan is divided into the following:

1. Mandatory University requirements: all university students are to cover (2 credit hours).

2. Elective University requirements: all University students are obliged to cover, (5 credit hours).

3. Mandatory Faculty requirements: students are required to cover (140 credit hours).

4. Elective faculty requirements: students must select from among a list of elective courses 14 credit hours.

Scientific Departments

NameFaculty Members
Dr. Maysa OmaraProfessor
Dr. Salah SalemLecturer
Dr. Mohamed AliLecturer
NameFaculty Members
Dr. Magdy KhalilAssistant Professor
NameFaculty Members
Dr. Reda MansourAssistant Professor
Dr. Ahmed HassanAssistant Professor
Dr. Enas Abd-El RaoufLecturer
NameFaculty Members
Dr. Haitham MohamedLecturer
Dr. Mohamed SalahLecturer

Career Opportunities

  • Health care sector and Diagnostics

  • Research within research institutes, universities, or in the industry

  • Animal health and Vaccine industry

  • Agriculture

  • Food Technology

  • Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic industry

  • Forensic Science

  • Industrial and Environmental Sciences

  • Bioinformatics and Bioethics in industry regulation

  • Biosafety and Biosecurity

  • Education

News & Events


Insight into Digital PCR Seminar


School of Biotechnology Signs a Cooperation Protocol with CEB


Badr University Among the World’s Top 201 Universities


Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Fahmy Elsabahy, Vice Dean of the School of Biotechnology, wins the State Award for Excellence in Advanced Technological Sciences – 2021


Biotechnology Students Score Among the Best Teams in The Youth Leaders Competition


School of Biotechnology Second Year Student Scored the Highest Points at The 2nd National Research Centre Conference

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Curricular Concentration: Literature/Science/Science and Mathematics

Percentage: A minimum of 60%

Applicant score should add up to a minimum of 60% after conversion for all certificates.