Dr. Abdelaleim Ismail Ibrahim ElSayed
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Dr. Abdelaleim Ismail Ibrahim ElSayed

Zagazig University, Egypt

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Plant Biology from University of Bayreuth, Germany

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Dr. ElSayed earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Biology in 2010 from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Three years later, he returned to the University of Bayreuth, Germany in 2013 for Postdoctoral study (DAAD fellowship). In 2014 he worked as a visiting scientist at Everglades Research and Education Center, University of Florida, USA. In 2015 he granted a Postdoctoral fellowship to Bielefeld University, Germany. He has published more than 35 papers in reputable international journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of reputable journals, also he has been serving as a reviewer for several international journals. Dr. ElSayed won Egypt’s State Encouragement Award for Agricultural Sciences (2013). Funded by a grant from the World University Service, Germany, Dr. ElSayed established the Molecular Biology Lab at Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University (2012). Moreover, ElSayed has been selected to be a member of the National Committee for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Egypt (Nov. 2018 – Nov. 2021). Dr. ElSayed participated and attended several international conferences in Egypt, Germany, the USA, France, Netherland, and Thailand. Dr. ElSayed has remarkable contributions to the GenBank (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov). Dr. ElSayed attended several training courses in many disciplines from DAAD, AUC, Cairo University, Zagazig University. Additionally, he received the certificate of Training of Trainers (TOT), also he has completed training sessions as a Career Services Provider (CDF) at Career Center, AUC campus. Dr. ElSayed worked as a trainer at the Training and Development Center of Zagazig University. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor of Molecular Plant Biology at Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University. Also, he is working as a director of the University Center for Career Development (UCCD) Zagazig University (a project funded by USAID under the supervision of the American University in Cairo). The UCCD is attempting to bridge the gap between the higher education outcomes and the needs of the labor market by providing a comprehensive set of guidance and training in the fields of career management, employability skills, and entrepreneurship, as well as career services such as giving workshops on Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, Job Search, Career planning and one-on-one sessions like resume critique, and career advising.

Area of Interest:

Plant Stress Physiology
Molecular Biology
RNA Viruses
Sucrose Transporters
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. ElSayed, A.I., M. Boulila, M.S. Rafudeen, A.H. Mohamed, S. Sengupta, M. Rady and A.A. Omar, 2020. Melatonin regulatory mechanisms and phylogenetic analyses of melatonin biosynthesis related genes extracted from peanut under salinity stress. Plants, 10.3390/plants9070854.
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  2. ElSayed, A.I., M.A.M. El-hamahmy, M.S. Rafudeen, A.H. Mohamed and A.A. Omar, 2019. The impact of drought stress on antioxidant responses and accumulation of flavonolignans in milk thistle (Silybum marianum (L.) gaertn). Plants, 10.3390/plants8120611.
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  3. Desoky, E.S.M., A.I. ElSayed, A.R.M.A. Merwad and M.M. Rady, 2019. Stimulating antioxidant defenses, antioxidant gene expression, and salt tolerance in Pisum sativum seedling by pretreatment using licorice root extract (LRE) as an organic biostimulant. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 142: 292-302.
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  4. ElSayed, A.I., M.S. Rafudeen, M.A.M. El-hamahmy, D.C. Odero and M.S. Hossain, 2018. Enhancing antioxidant systems by exogenous spermine and spermidine in wheat (Triticum aestivum) seedlings exposed to salt stress. Funct. Plant Biol., 10.1071/fp17127.
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  5. Hossain, M.S., M. Persicke, A.I. ElSayed, J. Kalinowski and K.J. Dietz, 2017. Metabolite profiling at the cellular and subcellular level reveals metabolites associated with salinity tolerance in sugar beet. J. Exp. Bot., 68: 5961-5976.
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  6. Hossain, M.S., A.I. ElSayed, M. Moore and K.J. Dietz, 2017. Redox and reactive oxygen species network in acclimation for salinity tolerance in sugar beet. J. Exp. Bot., 68: 1283-1298.
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  7. ElSayed, A.I., M. Boulila, D.C. Odero and E. Komor, 2017. Phylogenetic and recombination analysis of sorghum isolates of sugarcane yellow leaf virus. Plant Pathol., 67: 221-232.
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  8. El-Hamahmy, M.A., A.I. ElSayed and D.C. Odero, 2017. Physiological effects of hot water dipping, chitosan coating and gibberellic acid on shelf-life and quality assurance of sugar snap peas (Pisum sativum L. var. macrocarpon). Food Packaging Shelf Life, 11: 58-66.
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  9. Lehrer, A., S.L. Yan, B. Fontaniella, A. El-Sayed and E. Komor, 2010. Carbohydrate composition of sugarcane cultivars that are resistant or susceptible to Sugarcane yellow leaf virus. J. General Plant Pathol., 76: 62-68.
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  10. Komor, E., A. El-Sayed and A.T. Lehrer, 2010. Sugarcane yellow leaf virus introduction and spread in Hawaiian sugarcane industry: Retrospective epidemiological study of an unnoticed, mostly asymptomatic plant disease. Eur. J. Plant Pathol., 127: 207-217.
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