Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Benha University
Benha 13518, Qalubia,
Dr. El-Gendy is an Associate Professor of Bio-Organic Chemistry at Benha University, Egypt. He received his PhD from University of Florida (USA) in 2010. After that he joined the Scripps Research Institute as a Research Associate. His training as a synthetic chemist, both in Egypt and USA, prepared him for a career in drug discovery. The main focus of Dr. El-Gendy’s research group is drug design and organic synthesis. He designs and synthesize novel small organic molecules as modulators of nuclear hormone receptors for the therapeutic treatment of cancer and fatty liver diseases. Dr. El-Gendy is the recipient of several awards including: Certificate of Outstanding Achievement from University of Florida (2008 and 2010), Proctor & Gamble Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, University of Florida (2010), Benha University Prize for Scientific Excellence (2015 and 2016), The Best Scientific Publication Award from Benha University (2015), and The Egyptian State Prize in Chemical Sciences, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt, 2016. Dr. El-Gendy is the Co-Chair of the Egyptian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS) (2015-2017), Young Affiliate of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) (2015-2019), and a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) (2017-2022).