Dr. Ahmed Darwish Ahmed Darwish Moustafa El-Gamal
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Dr. Ahmed Darwish Ahmed Darwish Moustafa El-Gamal

Algae Lab, Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, 11448, Cairo, Egypt

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Algal Taxonomy from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

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Dr. Ahmed Darwish Ahmed Darwish Moustafa El-Gamal is currently working as Professor of Algae in Botany Department, Faculty of Science, University of Al-Azhar. He has completed his Ph.D. in Algal Taxonomy from same University. He also appointed as Professor of Algae in Biology Department, University College, University of Umm Al- Qura, In Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He is member of editorial board in different journals. He also participated in number of workshops and training. He is member of Egyptian Society of Botany, Egyptian Society of Phycology, Society of Association of El Gamal sons and member of Association grant recipients of DAAD holders, Germany. He supervised 5 MSc thesis, and reviewed 5 PhD and master’s thesis. He has 22 publications in journals as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
Applied Physiology
Algal Biotechnology

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Saber, A.A., E.F. El-Belely, A.A. El-Refaey, A.D. El-Gamal and Saúl Blanco 2020. Seminavis aegyptiaca sp. Nov., a New Amphoroid Diatom Species from Estuary Epilithon of the River-Nile Damietta Branch, Egypt. J. Czech Phycol. Soc. 20: 49-57.
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  2. El-Gamal, A., F. Khedr, E. Tohamy and A. Abouelwafa 2020. Safe Technological Trend Towards the Production of Bioethanol from Algal Biomass Grown on Rice Straw. Egypt. J. Phycol. 20: 51-83.
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  3. El-Gamal, A.D., I.M.M. Barakat, H.A.S. Hassan and R.A.S. El Din, 2019. Dynamic case study of phytoplankton as a result of the non-biological characteristics of water at Embaba drinking water Station, Giza. Egypt. J. Phycol., 20: 155-182.
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  4. El-Gamal, A.D., 2019. Notes on isolation of Leptolyngbya (plectonema) nostocorum capable to withstand liquid hands detergent. Egypt. J. Phycol., 20: 183-199.
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  5. Elrefaey, A.A., A.D. El-Gamal and E.F. El-Belely, 2017. Seasonal dynamics of phytoplanktonic groups in Damietta branch, River Nile, Egypt. Egypt. J. Phycol., 18: 1-20.
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  6. El-Sheekh, M.M., A. El-Gamal, A.E. Bastawess and A. El-Bokhomy, 2017. Production and characterization of biodiesel from the unicellular green alga Scenedesmus obliquus. Energy Sources Part A: Recovery Util. Environ. Eff., 39: 783-793.
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  7. El-Gamal, A.D., M. El-Sheekh, A.E.D. Bastawessi and A.A. El-Kader, 2016. Biodiesel production from Scenedesmus obliquus cultivated in outdoor conditions at large scale. Delta J. Sci., 37: 199-206.
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  8. El-Gamal, A.D., E.A. Kamel, N.A.E. Ghanem and E.F. Shehata, 2012. Re-evaluation of the relationships within some Egyptian species of soil cyanobacteria. Agric. Biol. Sci., 7: 266-272.
  9. Olfat, A.R., A. Ashraf, El-Badawi, M.B. Tartiel and D. El-Gamal Ahmed, 2010. Preliminary studies on the use of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and some algal genera: Chlorella sorokiniana and Scendesmus dimorphus in biodegradation of some organophosphorus pesticides. Abbasa Int. J. Aquaculture, 3: 438-452.
  10. El-Gamal, A.D., N.A.E. Ghanem, E.Y. El-Ayouty and E.F. Shehata, 2008. Studies on soil algal flora in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate, Egypt. Egypt. J. Phycol., 9: 1-23.
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  11. El-Gamal, A.D., N.A.E. Ghanem, E.Y. El-Ayouty and E.F. Shehata, 2008. Differential responses of Anabaena variabilis and Nostoc linckia to salt stress and their role in improvement the growth conditions of some salt stressed plant seedlings. Proceedings of the International Conference for Enhancing Scientific Research, Feb. 20-21, New Horizons, Tanta Conference Hall, pp: 1-10.
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  12. El-Gamal, A.D., 2008. Protein profile of Chrococcus disperses, Microcystis flos-aquae and Microcoleus steenstruqii in response to cadmium treatments. Egypt. J. Biotechnol., 29: 357-373.
  13. El-Gamal, A.D., 2008. Aerophytic cyanophyceae (Cyanobacteria) from some Cairo districts, Egypt. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 11: 1293-1302.
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  14. Abdel-Monem, A.M., A.D. El-Gamal, E.A. Kobbiah and A.E.M. Hussian, 2007. Phytoplankton structure in the aquatic depressions at Abou-Zabal Quarries (Egypt), its impact on developing the area. New Egypt. J. Microbiol., 18: 215-230.
  15. El-Din, R.A.S., R.F. Arafa and A.D. El-Gamal, 2006. New compounds from certain marine algae from Marsa Alaam Red sea Egypt with promising antimicrobial activity. New Egypt. J. Microbiol., 14: 215-222.
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  16. El-Din, R.A.S., F.M. El-Habashi, A.D. El-Gamal and W.H. El-Nemr, 2005. Enhancement the chemical characters of high salt containing soil using halotolerant algal and fugal species in presence and absence of agricultural mineral fertilizers. J. Fac. Educ., 30: 89-109.
  17. El-Din, R.A.S., A.D. El-Gamal, F.M. El-Habashi and W.H. El-Nemr, 2004. Effect of different chemical compounds on the growth of two soil algal species Nostoc humifusum and Oscillatoria earlei. Egypt. J. Phycol., 5: 119-137.
  18. El-Din, R.A.S., A.D. El-Gamal and E.A.M. Ahmed, 2004. Effects of some heavy metals on the growth of the cyanobacterium Microcoleus steenstruqii boye-peterson and its role in soil remediation. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Environmental Research Division on Sustainable Development Environmental Challenges Facing Egypt, June 5-7, National Research Centre Cairo, Egypt, pp: 1-23.
  19. El-Gamal, A.D., M.S. Ammar, U.M. Abd El-Raouf and T.M. Taha, 2001. Induction of the growth conditions of Eruca sativa ( Cruciferae) grown in natural poorly sandy soil using Anabaena variabilis, Nostoc entophytum and some artificial conditioners. Az. J. Microbiol., 51: 138-143.
  20. Arafa, R.F., A.D. El-Gamal and R.A. Salah El-Din, 2001. Biological screening of Sargassum latifolium (Turn.). Agric. Extracts. Az. J. Microbiol., 52: 170-177.
  21. Abd El-Raouf, U.M., A.D. El-Gamal, M.S. Ammar and T.M. Taha, 2001. The uses of artificial conditioners with cyanobacteria ( Cyanophyta) in enhancement sandy soil potential for agriculture. J. Microbiol., 52: 200-209.
  22. El-Gamal, A.D., 2000. Comparative study of two closely related species of Nostoc: N.entophytum and N. paludosum. J. Fac. Educ. Ain Shams Univ., 25: B1-B19.
  23. El-Gamal, A.D., 1998. Effect of Anabaena variabilis pretreatments on salt-stressed wheat seedlings. Al-Azhar Bull. Sci., 9: 179-187.