Dr. Abd El-Latif HeshamProfessor
Beni-Suef University, Egypt
Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics and Meta-Genome Biotechnology from Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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Prof. Abd El-Latif Hesham, is full Professor of Microbial Genetics and Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology, and presently working as Head of Genetics Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Beni-Suef University (BSU), Egypt. He graduated and got his MSc from Genetics Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University, Egypt and his PhD degree from Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences in "Microbial Genetics and Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology". He awarded postdoctoral studies about " Meta-Genome Biotechnology" from CAS-TWAS.
Before joining BSU he worked at Assiut University since his graduation in 1992 to July 2019 as a demonstrator, lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor and then full professor. He also worked as associate professor of microbial genetics and biotechnology for five years in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia.
He is one of the leading experts in the area of “Microbial Genetics & Biotechnology”, “Biodegradation, Bioremediation & Phytoremediation”, " Microbial community structure, “Soil Microbiology and Enzyme activities”, “Biological Control”, “Anti-microbial activates”, “Biofertilizer”, “Biofuels” and "Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology". He has co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications in reputed Thomson Reuters impact factor journals and 4 book chapters in international reputed publishers like Elsevier, Springer-Nature, Taylor & Francis and John Wiley & Sons. He is key person in many national and international research projects related to field of microbial genetics and applied biotechnology.
Prof. Hesham has been the scientific & organizing committee member and invited speaker in various international conferences. He is also a recipient of several prestigious national and international awards including most recently he has been elected as member of the Egyptian National Biotechnology Network of Expertise (NBNE); and has been appointed as the Country Representative for Egypt and the Arab Counties by International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society (IBBS) UK, which belongs to the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS).
He is also Fellow of Microbiology Society, UK; European Federation of Biotechnology, Spain; The Bio-Processing Network, Australia; and The International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society.
Prof. Hesham serves as an associate editor and editorial board member for international reputed journals such as, Scientific Reports; Frontiers in Microbiology; Frontiers in Plant Science; PeerJ; Current Bioinformatics; International Journal of Agriculture & Biology; Journal of Environmental Biology; Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology and Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology.