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Zewail City of Science and Technology

Biomedical Sciences

Helmy Institute for Medical Sciences, Room F003, Zewail City of Science and Technology, Ahmed Zewail Road, October Gardens, 6th of October City, Giza, 12578, Egypt

Research Interests

Microbiology, Molecular epidemiology, Microbial genomics, Microbial physiology, One health


Topics to speak on:

One health, Global health, Health diplomacy

Words of Wisdom

Always be guided by the light of  knowledge and wisdom to shape your future, the future of your Country and the future of the world


Dr. Mohamed Elhadidy is currently a professor of Biomedical Sciences at Zewail City for science and technology, Egypt. Dr. Elhadidy  obtained his PhD (2010) in Microbiology from Virginia Tech University, USA. From 2011-2017, Dr. Elhadidy served as a research scientist at School of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; University of Bristol, UK; and University of Gent  and Scientific Institute of Public health  in Belgium. In 2018, he also served as a visiting professor at University of Bath, UK.

Dr. Elhadidy research interests is focused on investigating the ecology, epidemiology, host-adaptive genomic signatures and evolution of different food-borne pathogens causing human infection using different comparative genome analysis and population genetics studies. His most recent research activities implemented different genomics tools to investigate the molecular characterization of different genetic markers that play a role in virulence potential, antimicrobial resistance and transmission of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Campylobacter and Brucella to human. He is an author of more than 40 international scientific publications in this field.

Dr. Elhadidy is a currently serving as executive committee member of the Global Young Academy and a former chair of the GYA selection committee, African Academy of Sciences, Egyptian Young academy of Sciences (EYAS), National Microbiology Council and a former member of committee, National Academy of Sciences, USA to develop framework of faculty members in MENA region and Egypt who are better able to teach issues related to the responsible conduct of science by combining tenets of active learning pedagogical techniques.


2019 Zewail City Excellence in Teaching Award: The award honor the outstanding and innovative Full-time Faculty member, for his remarkable educational achievements and commitment

International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH) award for the outstanding contribution by young investigator to the profession of food microbiology and hygiene at Belgian society for food microbiology conference, 2016.