Dr. Atef Mohamed Khedr Nassar
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Dr. Atef Mohamed Khedr Nassar

Damanhour University, Egypt

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant Protection from McGill University, Canada

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Dr. Atef Mohamed Khedr Nassar is currently working as Assistant Professor of Plant Protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Damanhour University, Damanhour, Beheira, Egypt. He obtained his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from McGill University, Canada. His working experience includes working as Teaching Assistant at Alexandria University, Egypt, and Post Doctoral Fellow/Research Associate/Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant at McGill University, Canada. He is a professional member of the American Society of Metabolomics, the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists, the Photochemical Society of North America, the American Society of Plant Biologists, and the Egyptian Society of Pest Control and Environmental Protection. He is also a member of the editorial board in peer review journals. He is also serving as a reviewer for international journals. He also received NSERC Industry Post-Doctoral Fellowship, MITACS Accelerate Post-Doctoral Internship, Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists travel award, and Ph.D. Scholarship from the Egyptian Government. He has published (7) articles in refereed journals, (2) book and book chapters, Dissertation Books, and many papers in national and international conferences contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Pest Management
Plant Bioactive compounds
Pesticide Alternatives

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Salim, Y.M.M., E.E. Nour El-Deen and A.M.K. Nassar, 2019. Study of pesticides residues in strawberry fruits collected from major producing Governorates in Egypt. J. Applied Plant Prot., 8: 1-6.
  2. Radwan, E., E. Eissa, A.M.K. Nassar, Y. Salim, H. Hashem, K. Abdul-Aziz and N. Abdel-Hakeem, 2019. Study of water pollutants in El-Mahmoudia agricultural irrigation stream at El-Beheira Governorate, Egypt. J. Bioinform. Syst. Biol., 2: 1-18.
  3. Nassar, A.M.K., 2018. Pesticide Alternatives Use in Egypt: The Concept and Potential. In: Sustainability of Agricultural Environment in Egypt: Part II. Soil-Water-Plant Nexus, Negm, A.M. and M. Abu-Hashim (Eds.)., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  4. Khairallah, J., S.S. Ekbatan, K. Sabally, M. Iskandar and R. Hussain et al., 2018. Microbial biotransformation of a polyphenol-rich potato extract affects antioxidant capacity in a simulated gastrointestinal model. Antioxidants, Vol. 7. 10.3390/antiox7030043.
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  5. Khairallah, J., S. Ekbatan, S. Sabally, K. Iskandar and M.M. Hussain et al., 2018. Microbial biotransformation of a polyphenol-rich potato extract affects antioxidant capacity in a simulated gastrointestinal model. Antioxidants, Vol. 7. 10.3390/antiox7030043.
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  6. Elbasyoni, I., S. Morsy, R. Ramamurthy and A. Nassar, 2018. Identification of genomic regions contributing to protein accumulation in wheat under well-watered and water deficit growth conditions. Plants, Vol. 7. 10.3390/plants7030056.
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  7. Soliman, B.S.M., M.A. Abbassy, M.A. Abdel-Rasoul and A.M.K. Nassar, 2017. Efficacy of Silver nanoparticles of extractives of Artemisia judaica against root-knot nematode. J. Environ. Studies Res., 7: 1-13.
  8. Abbassy, M.A., Y.M.M. Salim, M.S. Shawir and A.M.K. Nassar, 2017. Disappearance and hazard quotient of chlorpyrifos-methyl, fipronil, and imidacloprid insecticides from dates. J. Consum. Prot. Food Safety, 12: 223-230.
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  9. Abbassy, M.A., M.A. Abdel-Rasoul, A.M.K. Nassar and B.S.M. Soliman, 2017. Nematicidal activity of silver nanoparticles of botanical products against root-knot nematode. Meloidogyne incognita. Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Prot., 50: 909-926.
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  10. Nassar, A.M.K., Y.M. Salim and F.M. Malhat, 2016. Assessment of pesticide residues in human blood and effects of occupational exposure on hematological and hormonal qualities. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 19: 95-105.
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  11. Nassar, A.M.K., 2016. Effectiveness of silver nano-particles of extracts of Urtica urens (Urticaceae) against root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita. Asian J. Nematol., 5: 14-19.
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  12. Nassar, A.M.K., 2016. Comparative endocrine disrupting effects of abamectin and indoxacarb insecticides. Int. J. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 4: 89-92.
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  13. Nassar, A.M.K., 2016. Acetylcholinesterase: A universal toxicity biomarker. J. Agric. Environ. Sci., 15: 134-148.
  14. Nassar, A.M.K. and I.A.A. Adss, 2016. 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid, abscisic acid and hydrogen peroxide induced resistance-related components against potato early blight (Alternaria solani, Sorauer). Ann. Agric. Sci., 61: 15-23.
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  15. Bamberg, J.B., M.W. Martin, J. Abad, M.M. Jenderek and J. Tanner et al., 2016. In vitro technology at the US Potato Genebank. In vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.-Plant, 52: 213-225.
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  16. Askar, S.I., M.S. Al-Assaal and A.M.K. Nassar, 2016. Efficiency of some essential oils and insecticides in the control of some Sitophilus insects (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Egypt. J. Plant Protect. Res., 4: 39-55.
  17. Abbassy, M.A., S.A. Masoud and A.M.K. Nassar, 2016. In vitro antibacterial activity and phytochemical analysis of Abrus precatorius Linn. Egypt. J. Plant Protect. Res., 4: 1-14.
  18. Nassar, A.M.K., S. Kubow and D.J. Donnelly, 2015. High-throughput screening of sensory and nutritional characteristics for cultivar selection in commercial hydroponic greenhouse crop production. Int. J. Agron. 10.1155/2015/376417.
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  19. Nassar, A.M.K., M.A. Abbassy and Y.M. Salem, 2015. Mammalian detrimental effects of imidacloprid residues in tomato fruits. Res. J. Environ. Toxicol., 9: 149-159.
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  20. Lovat, C., A.M.K. Nassar, S. Kubow, X.Q. Li and D.J. Donnelly, 2015. Metabolic biosynthesis of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) antioxidants and implications for human health. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr. 10.1080/10408398.2013.830208.
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  21. Abbassy, M.A., A.M.K. Nassar, Y.M.M. Salim and M.A. Marzouk, 2015. Toxic effects of residue amounts of chlorpyrifos-methyl in tomato to white albino rats. Res. J. Environ. Toxicol., 9: 241-250.
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  22. Nassar, A.M.K., S. Kubow, Y.N. Leclerc and D.J. Donnelly, 2014. Somatic mining for phytonutrient improvement of 'Russet Burbank' potato. Am. J. Potato Res., 91: 89-100.
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  23. Nassar, A.M.K., S. Kubow and D.J. Donnelly, 2014. Somatic embryogenesis for potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Improvement. In: Somatic Genome Manipulation: Methods and Applications. Li, X.Q., D.J. Donnelly and T.G. Jensen (Ed.). Springer, New York, USA., ISBN: 978-1-4939-2389-2, pp: 169-197.
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  24. El-Gendy, I.R. and A.M.K. Nassar, 2014. Delimiting survey and seasonal activity of peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata and Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: tephritidae) at El-Beheira Governorate, Egypt. Egypt. Acad. J. Biol. Sci. A. Entomol., 7: 157-169.
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  25. Bethke, P.C., A.M. Nassar, S. Kubow, Y.N. Leclerc and X.Q. Li et al., 2014. History and origin of russet Burbank (Netted Gem) a sport of Burbank. Am. J. Potato Res., 91: 594-609.
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  26. Nassar, A.K.M., M.A. Abbassy, S.A.M. Masoud and M. Ghoniam, 2013. Natural extracts of mushroom and garlic as bactericide alternatives against potato soft rot bacteria, Erwinia carotovora subsp carotovora. J. Agric. Environ. Sci., 12: 1-19.
  27. Nassar, A.M.K., K. Sabally, S. Kubow, Y.N. Leclerc and D.J. Donnelly, 2012. Some canadian-grown potato cultivars contribute to a substantial content of essential dietary minerals. J. Agric. Food Chem., 60: 4688-4696.
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  28. Nassar, A.M.K., J. Abdulnour, Y. Leclerc, X.Q. Li and D.J. Donnelly, 2011. Intraclonal selection for improved processing of NB 'Russet Burbank' potato. Am. J. Potato Res., 88: 387-397.
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  29. Donnelly, D.J., A.M.K. Nassar, S. Kubow and Y.N. Leclerc, 2011. Somaclonal selection for improved NB 'Russet Burbank': Agriculture and agri-food Canada. Potato Gene Resour. Newsl., Vol. 18. .
  30. Nassar, A.M.K., E. Ortiz-Medina, Y. Leclerc and D.J. Donnelly, 2008. Periclinal chimeral status of new brunswick 'russet burbank' potato. Am. J. Potato Res., 85: 432-437.
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  31. Elmasry, G., A. Nassar, N. Wang and C. Vigneault, 2008. Spectral methods for measuring quality changes of fresh fruits and vegetables. Stewart Postharvest Rev., 4: 1-13.
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  32. Abbassy, M.A., A.H. Belal, A.M. Marei and A.M.K. Nassar, 2003. Pyrethroids toxicity and selectivity to Microplitis rufiventris (Kok.) and its prey Spodoptera littoralis (Laboratory and field strains). J. Agric. Environ. Sci. Alexandria Univ., 2: 69-89.
  33. Abbassy, M.A., M.A. El-Meshaan, M.A. Khalifa and A.M.K. Nassar, 2002. Adverse effects of certain technical and formulated pyrethroids on some blood components of treated rats. J. Adv. Agric. Res., 7: 379-391.