Dr. Mohamed Ahmed El-Esawi

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed El-Esawi

Associate Professor
Tanta University, Egypt


Highest Degree
PostDoc Fellow in Plant Molecular Biology from University of Paris, France

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Biography

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed El-Esawi is Lecturer of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Botany Department of Faculty of Science at Tanta University, where he has been since 2003. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Tanta University. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Dublin Institute of Technology, in association with IT Carlow and University of Warwick in The United Kingdom and Ireland in 2012. During 2013-2014, he joined The University of Warwick in UK as a Visiting Research Fellow. Then during 2014-2015, he joinedthe University of Sorbonne-Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, France as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

He is very fascinated by genetics, genomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics. His research interests focus on using NGS and microarray technologies for genetics and epigenetics studies, investigating the role of natural intraspecies epigenetic variation and its impact on the gene expression and phenotypes, regulation of global gene expression,understanding the molecular signaling mechanisms controlling plant growth and development, crop genomics and transcriptomics, population genetics and evolutionary biology, quantitative genetics, and bioinformatics analysis of datasets. He isalso interested in comparing crop genomes to wild species in extreme environments to understand genome reorganization in stress adaptive conditions. Furthermore, he investigates ROS activation of human as well as drug discovery from microorganisms using biochemical and genomic methods.

He has given numerous talks and participated at more than 40 conferences, meetings, and workshops in highly regarded institutions nationally and internationally. Hegot several awards and grants including DAFF, IRO, COST and other research awards from different international agencies and institutions in UK, Ireland, France, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland. He is an active member of 13 different international professional societies, and an editorial member of 24 international peer-reviewed journals.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Plant Molecular Biology
62%
Genetics
90%
Bioinformatics
75%
Genomics
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Elkelish, A.A., M.H. Soliman, H.A. Alhaithloul and M.A. El-Esawi, 2019. Selenium protects wheat seedlings against salt stress-mediated oxidative damage by up-regulating antioxidants and osmolytes metabolism. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 137: 144-153.
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  2. El-Esawi, M.A., A.A. Al-Ghamdi, H.M. Ali and M. Ahmad, 2019. Overexpression of AtWRKY30 transcription factor enhances heat and drought stress tolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Genes, Vol. 10. 10.3390/genes10020163.
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  3. El-Esawi, M.A., A.A. Al-Ghamdi, H.M. Ali and A.A. Alayafi, 2019. Azospirillum lipoferum FK1 confers improved salt tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) by modulating osmolytes, antioxidant machinery and stress-related genes expression. Environ. Exp. Bot., 159: 55-65.
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  4. El-Esawi, M.A., 2019. Introductory Chapter: Assessment and Conservation of Genetic Diversity in Plant Species. In: Genetic Diversity in Plant Species-Characterization and Conservation, El-Esawi, M.A. (Ed.)., IntechOpen Limited, London.
  5. El-Esawi, M.A., 2019. Genetic Technologies and Enhancement of Algal Utilization in Wastewater Treatment and Bioremediation. In: Application of Microalgae in Wastewater Treatment, Gupta, S. and F. Bux (Eds.)., Springer, Cham, pp: 163-175.
  6. El-Esawi, M.A., 2019. Genetic Diversity in Plant Species-Characterization and Conservation. IntechOpen Limited, London.
  7. El-Esawi, M.A. and A.A. Alayafi, 2019. Overexpression of rice Rab7 gene improves drought and heat tolerance and increases grain yield in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Genes, Vol.10. 10.3390/genes10010056.
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  8. El-Esawi, M.A. and A.A. Alayafi, 2019. Overexpression of StDREB2 transcription factor enhances drought stress tolerance in cotton (Gossypium barbadense L.). Genes, Vol. 10 10.3390/genes10020142.
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  9. Sherrard, R.M., N. Morellini, N. Jourdan, M. El-Esawi and L.D. Arthaut et al., 2018. Low-intensity electromagnetic fields induce human cryptochrome to modulate intracellular reactive oxygen species. PLoS Biol., Vol. 16. 10.1371/journal.pbio.2006229.
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  10. El-Esawi, M.A., J. Witczak, A.E.F. Abomohra, H.M. Ali, M.S. Elshikh and M. Ahmad, 2018. Analysis of the genetic diversity and population structure of austrian and belgian wheat germplasm within a regional context based on DArT markers. Genes, Vol. 9. 10.3390/genes9010047.
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  11. El-Esawi, M.A., I.A. Alaraidh, A.A. Alsahli, S.M. Alzahrani, H.M. Ali, A.A. Alayafi and M. Ahmad, 2018. Serratia liquefaciens KM4 improves salt stress tolerance in maize by regulating redox potential, ion homeostasis, leaf gas exchange and stress-related gene expression. Int. J. Mol. Sci., Vol. 19. 10.3390/ijms19113310.
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  12. El-Esawi, M.A., I.A. Alaraidh, A.A. Alsahli, S.A. Alamri, H.M. Ali and A. A. Alayafi, 2018. Bacillus firmus (SW5) augments salt tolerance in soybean (Glycine max L.) by modulating root system architecture, antioxidant defense systems and stress-responsive genes expression. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 132: 375-384.
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  13. El-Esawi, M.A., I.A. Alaraidh, A.A. Alsahli, H.M. Ali, A.A. Alayafi, J. Witczak, M. Ahmad, 2018. Genetic variation and alleviation of salinity stress in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Molecules, Vol. 23. 10.3390/molecules23102488.
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  14. El-Esawi, M.A., A.A. Al-Ghamdi, H.A. Ali, A.A. Alayafi, J. Witczak and M. Ahmad, 2018. Analysis of genetic variation and enhancement of salt tolerance in french pea (Pisum Sativum L.). Int. J. Mol. Sci., Vol. 19. 10.3390/ijms19082433.
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  15. El-Esawi, M.A., 2018. Physical Methods for Stimulation of Plant and Mushroom Development. IntechOpen Limited, London, ISBN: 978-1-78923-749-8.
  16. El-Esawi, M.A., 2018. Maize Germplasm-Characterization and Genetic Approaches for Crop Improvement. IntechOpen Limited, London, ISBN: 978-1-78923-039-0.
  17. El-Esawi, M.A., 2018. Introductory Chapter: Physical Methods for Stimulating Plant Growth and Development. In: Physical Methods for Stimulation of Plant and Mushroom Development, El-Esawi, M.A. (Ed.)., IntechOpen Limited, London.
  18. El-Esawi, M.A., 2018. Introductory Chapter: Introduction to Biotechnological Approaches for Maize Improvement. In: Maize Germplasm-Characterization and Genetic Approaches for Crop Improvement, El-Esawi, M.A. (Ed.)., IntechOpen Limited, London.
  19. El-Esawi, M.A., 2018. Introductory Chapter: Circadian Rhythms and Their Molecular Mechanisms. In: Circadian Rhythm-Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms, El-Esawi, M.A. (Ed.)., IntechOpen Limited, London .
  20. El-Esawi, M.A., 2018. Introductory Chapter: Characterization and Breeding of Brassica Germplasm. In: Brassica Germplasm-Characterization, Breeding and Utilization, El-Esawi, M.A. (Ed.)., IntechOpen Limited, London .
  21. El-Esawi, M.A., 2018. Circadian Rhythm-Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms. IntechOpen Limited, London, ISBN: 978-1-78923-339-1.
  22. El-Esawi, M.A., 2018. Brassica Germplasm-Characterization, Breeding and Utilization. IntechOpen Limited, London, ISBN: 978-1-78984-242-5.
  23. Abomohra, A.E.F., H. Eladel, M. El-Esawi, S. Wang, Q. Wang, Z. He and D. Hanelt, 2018. Effect of lipid-free microalgal biomass and waste glycerol on growth and lipid production of Scenedesmus obliquus: Innovative waste recycling for extraordinary lipid production. Bioresour. Technol., 249: 992-999.
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  24. Vwioko, E., O. Adinkwu and M.A. El-Esawi, 2017. Comparative physiological, biochemical and genetic responses to prolonged waterlogging stress in okra and maize given exogenous ethylene priming. Front. Physiol., Vol. 8. 10.3389/fphys.2017.00632.
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  25. Elansary, H.O., K. Yessoufou, A.M.E. Abdel-Hamid, M.A. El-Esawi, H.M. Ali and M.S. Elshikh, 2017. Seaweed extracts enhance Salam turfgrass performance during prolonged irrigation intervals and saline shock. Front. Plant Sci., Vol. 8. 10.3389/fpls.2017.00830.
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  26. El-Esawi, M.A., H.O. Elansary, N.A. El-Shanhorey, A.M. Abdel Hamid, H.M. Ali and M.S. Elshikh, 2017. Salicylic acid-regulated antioxidant mechanisms and gene expression enhance rosemary performance under saline conditions. Front. Physiol., Vol. 8. 10.3389/fphys.2017.00716.
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  27. El-Esawi, M.A., A.E.Z. Mustafa, S. Badr and R. Sammour, 2017. Isozyme analysis of genetic variability and population structure of Lactuca L. germplasm. Biochem. Syst. Ecol., 70: 73-79.
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  28. El-Esawi, M.A., A. Elkelish, H.O. Elansary, H.M. Ali, M. Elshikh, J. Witczak and M. Ahmad, 2017. Genetic transformation and hairy root induction enhance the antioxidant potential of Lactuca serriola L. Oxidative Med. Cell. Longevity, Vol. 2017. 10.1155/2017/5604746.
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  29. El-Esawi, M.A., 2017. SSR analysis of genetic diversity and structure of the germplasm of faba bean (Vicia faba L.). C. R. Biol., 340: 474-480.
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  30. El-Esawi, M.A., 2017. Phytohormones-Signaling Mechanisms and Crosstalk in Plant Development and Stress Responses. IntechOpen Limited, London, ISBN: 978-953-51-3412-1.
  31. El-Esawi, M.A., 2017. Introductory Chapter: Hormonal Regulation in Plant Development and Stress Tolerance. In: Phytohormones-Signaling Mechanisms and Crosstalk in Plant Development and Stress Responses, El-Esawi, M.A. (Ed.)., IntechOpen Limited, London.
  32. El-Esawi, M.A., 2017. Genetic diversity and evolution of Brassica genetic resources: From morphology to novel genomic technologies-a review. Plant Genet. Resourc., 15: 388-399.
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  33. El-Esawi, M., L.D. Arthaut, N. Jourdan, A. d’Harlingue, J. Link, C.F. Martino and M. Ahmad, 2017. Blue-light induced biosynthesis of ROS contributes to the signaling mechanism of Arabidopsis cryptochrome. Sci. Rep.,Vol. 7. .
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  34. Arthaut, L.D., N. Jourdan, A. Mteyrek, M. Procopio and M. El-Esawi et al., 2017. Blue-light induced accumulation of reactive oxygen species is a consequence of the Drosophila cryptochrome photocycle. PloS One, Vol. 12, No. 3. 10.1371/journal.pone.0171836.
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  35. Sallam, A., M. Arbaoui, M. El-Esawi, N. Abshire and R. Martsch, 2016. Identification and verification of QTL associated with frost tolerance using linkage mapping and GWAS in winter faba bean. Frontiers Plant Sci., Vol. 7. 10.3389/fpls.2016.01098.
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  36. El-Esawi, M.A., K. Germaine, P. Bourke and R. Malone, 2016. Genetic diversity and population structure of Brassica oleracea germplasm in Ireland using SSR markers. Comptes Rendus Biol., 339: 133-140.
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  37. El-Esawi, M.A., K. Germaine, P. Bourke and R. Malone, 2016. AFLP analysis of genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of Brassica oleracea in Ireland. Comptes Rendus Biol., 339: 163-170.
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  38. El-Esawi, M.A., 2016. Somatic Hybridization and Microspore Culture in Brassica Improvement. In: Plant Tissue Culture: Propagation, Conservation and Crop Improvement, Anis, M. and N. Ahmad (Eds.)., Springer, Singapore, pp: 599-609.
  39. El-Esawi, M.A., 2016. Nonzygotic Embryogenesis for Plant Development. In: Plant Tissue Culture: Propagation, Conservation and Crop Improvement, Anis, M. and N. Ahmad (Eds.)., Springer, Singapore, pp: 583-598.
  40. El-Esawi, M.A., 2016. Micropropagation Technology and its Applications for Crop Improvement. In: Plant Tissue Culture: Propagation, Conservation and Crop Improvement, Anis, M. and N. Ahmad (Eds.). Springer, Singapore, pp: 523-545.
  41. El-Esawi, M.A., 2016. Jasmonic acid: Genetic pathway, signal transduction and action in plant development and defence. Biochem. Physiol., Vol. 5. 10.4172/2168-9652.1000e149.
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  42. Jourdan, N., F.C. Martino, M. El-Esawi, J. Witczak, P.E. Bouchet, A. d'Harlingue and M. Ahmad, 2015. Blue-light dependent ROS formation by Arabidopsis cryptochrome-2 may contribute toward its signaling role. Plant Signal. Behav., 10.1080/15592324.2015.1042647.
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  43. El-Esawi, M.A., A. Glascoe, D. Engle, T. Ritz, J. Link and M. Ahmad, 2015. Cellular metabolites modulate in vivo signaling of Arabidopsis cryptochrome-1. Plant Signal. Behav., 10.1080/15592324.2015.1063758.
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  44. El-Esawi, M.A., 2015. Taxonomic relationships and biochemical genetic characterization of Brassica resources: Towards a recent platform for germplasm improvement and utilization. Ann. Res. Rev. Biol., 8: 1-11.
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  45. El-Esawi, M.A., 2015. Molecular genetic markers for assessing the genetic variation and relationships in Lactuca Germplasm. Ann. Res. Rev. Biol., 8: 1-13.
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  46. El-Esawi, M.A., 2015. Genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of Brassica napus L. as revealed by protein profiling and SSR markers. Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.), 11: 245-256.
  47. Consentino, L., S. Lambert, C. Martino, N. Jourdan and P.E. Bouchet et al., 2015. Blue-light dependent reactive oxygen species formation by Arabidopsis cryptochrome may define a novel evolutionarily conserved signaling mechanism. New Phytol., 206: 1450-1462.
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  48. El-Esawi, M.A. and R. Sammour, 2014. Karyological and phylogenetic studies in the genus Lactuca L. (Asteraceae). Cytologia, 79: 269-275.
  49. Sammour, R.H., S. Badr, A.E.Z. Mustafa and M. El-Esawi, 2013. Genetic variation within and among some Lactuca spp. based on karyotype analysis. Applied Cell Biol., 2: 136-143.
  50. El-Esawi, M.A., P. Bourke, K. Germaine and R. Malone, 2012. Assessment of morphological variation in Irish Brassica oleracea species. J. Agric. Sci., 4: 20-34.