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Prof. Aly El Sheikha

Prof. Aly El Sheikha

Presentation title:

Geo-origin traceability of mushrooms has become imperative, why?

Abstract

Mushrooms became one of the most popular food resources worldwide that are very appreciated by consumers. Fresh produce properties including mushrooms are obviously varied based on their geographical origins. In view of the significant increase in the world's production of mushrooms, this will be accompanied by the increasing attention of all actors in the international food trade system (producers, traders, consumers, and the authorities) to obtain a safe and high-quality commodity. This can be achieved through the implementation of an efficient and universal geo-tracing technique. Current approaches to geo-tracking mushrooms are few and have several limitations. DNA barcoding as a potent and universal method could be suggested for mushrooms' geo-traceability.



Biography

ü  PhD (2010) in "Biotechnology - Microbiology", University of Montpellier 2 (France)

ü  Patent described a novel molecular diagnostic method for detecting and identifying pathogenic Candida species (US Patent No. US 62/964,218)

ü  Developed molecular techniques for ensuring the compliance with the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations and other relevant food legislation. These developed techniques used to implement an innovative traceability system that provide unique genetic fingerprints (Biological Barcodes) for foods, woods, insect pests, etc.

ü  16 year of experience in higher education as a Professor and supervisor of the academic programs for under and postgraduate, i.e., BSc, MSc, PhD

ü  22 year of experience in research as a Coordinator, Deputy Leader, Researcher, Manager and Web Correspondent in several National and International projects, i.e., Canadian project (NSERC-CRD-474638-14) and European projects (EDES, FSP 2006-43, Innovkar “No. INCO-CT-032037”, Trace, HEEPF) and also many Research Centers, i.e., Bioengineering and Technological Research Center for Edible and Medicinal Fungi “BTRCEMF”, Jiangxi Agricultural University (China), Halal Products Research Institute “HPRI” (Malaysia), Center of International Cooperation in Agronomic Research for Development “CIRAD” (France)

ü  Helped establishing seven research laboratories in different disciplines in China, France, Benin

ü  2 post-doctorates, CIRAD (France, 2011) and the Halal Research Institute (Malaysia, 2012/2013)

ü  Winner of numerous international prizes

ü  Was promoted to the rank of "Assistant Professor" under the category of "Scientific Excellence" and with a success rate of "100%" for the first time in Egypt

ü  Languages (English, French, Arabic)

ü  Computer skills (International Computer Driving License “ICDL”, MS Office, Windows)

ü  More than 80 scientific articles (books, chapters, articles) in international reviews (Accumulated Impact Factor: 145.216; Accumulated Citations: 1412; h-index: 23)

ü  Several contributions (via oral and poster presentation) in international congresses

ü  Member of international board for several journals and scientific associations

ü  International Reviewer for Research Projects Worldwide (e.g., Chile) and also for International Book Publishers (Elsevier, Springer, etc.)


Education

ACADEMIC DEGREES                                        

Degree

Name of Discipline

Supervisor’s Name

Institution and Country

Period

PhD

Biotechnology - Microbiology

Dr. Didier Montet

University of Montpellier 2, France

10/2007- 12/2010

MSc

Food Science & Technology

Prof.   Mohammed S.   Zaki

Minufiya University, Egypt. Mention: Excellent with honor   grade, Ranking: 1/15, GPA: 4.00

10/2000-03/2004

BSc

Food & Dairy Sciences

-

Minufiya University, Egypt. Mention: Very Good, Ranking:   1/11, GPA: 3.02

09/1995-06/1999

 

Experiences

ACADEMIC TEACHING

Position   held

Organization and Country

Period

Full Professor

Supervisor and course designer, practical   and theoretical works and internships for under and postgraduate students in College   of Bioscience and Bioengineering.

Jiangxi Agricultural University, China

04/2019 -   Present

Visiting Professor

To establish the scientific cooperation between the University   of Ottawa (uOttawa) and the Jiangxi Agricultural University   (JAXU). Website: http://hammamilab.org/team

School of Nutrition Sciences, University of Ottawa,    Canada

06/2019 –   07/2019

Assistant Professor

Supervisor and course designer, practical   and theoretical works and internships for under and postgraduate students in   the Department of Food Science and Technology.

Minufiya University, Egypt

05/2020-Present

Assistant Professor

Supervisor of Academic Programs (BSc,   MSc, PhD), Department of Biology.

Supervisor and course designer, practical   and theoretical works and internships for under and postgraduate students in   the Department of Biology.

Member of the   student activities committee   in the Department of Biology.

Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia

11/2013-08/2015

Lecturer

Supervisor and course designer, practical   and theoretical works and internships for post and undergraduate students in   the Department of Food Science and Technology.

Minufiya University, Egypt

01/2012- 04/2012

Assistant Lecturer

Supervisor and course designer, practical   work and internships for students in the Department of Food Science and   Technology.

Minufiya University, Egypt

05/2004-10/2006

Assistant

Designer and supervisor of practical courses   in the Department of Food Science and Technology.

Minufiya University, Egypt

05/2000-05/2004