Dr. Elsayed Elsayed WagihProfessor
Alexandria University, Egypt
Ph.D. in Plant Virology from Imperial College London, UK
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Dr. Elsayed Elsayed Wagih has been working as Professor of Plant Pathology and Biotechnology in the Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, University of Alexandria, Egypt. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Plant Bacterial Diseases from the same university in 1981 and PhD degree in Virology from the Imperial College of Science (Technology and Medicine), University of London and was awarded in the same year a DIC from the Royal College of Science. He is also former Head of the Department and former Vice Director of research of the Biotechnology Centre of the College. He received number of local and international awards, prizes and certificates of appreciation, the last most important of which was the “Highest National Award for Scientific Research Achievement” awarded by The Egyptian Academy of Science and Technology in 1998. Dr. Wagih has served as a member of the National Committee for Promoting University Faculty. His research involved different aspects of Molecular Plant Pathology with particular emphasis on Viral Replication, Sub-Genomic Messages in Protoplasts, Gene Expression, Protein Synthesis, Probing and cDNA Technology for Pathological studies, Gene Silencing and Genetic Engineering to Generate Virus-Resistant Transgenic Plants. Dr. Wagih has over 40 years of teaching experience and is the author of a series of the first and most popular and comprehensive books on Biotechnology in Egypt and the rest of the Arabic speaking countries. He has published 77 research articles in journals as author/co-author.