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Zewail City of Science and Technology
Center for Genomics

Ahmed Zewail Road,
October Gardens,
6th of October City,
Giza, Egypt

Research Interests

Budding yeast

DNA repair

Cell cycle


Topics to speak on:

Women in Science


Menattallah Elserafy is currently an Assistant Professor at Center for Genomics, Zewail City of Science and Technology (ZC). She utilizes budding yeast as a model organism to identify novel gene functions in DNA repair and genome maintenance pathways. She is also a lecturer of undergraduate and postgraduate students of ZC.

Menattallah did her MSc and PhD in Heidelberg University in Germany. She started her postdoctoral research at Center for Genomics in 2015 and was appointed as a faculty member in 2020. During her postdoctoral time, she has received the L’Oreal-UNESCO fellowship for women in science, Egypt and Levant in addition to the International Rising Talents fellowship by L’Oreal-UNESCO. She was also selected by COMSTECH to attend the 68th Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physiology and medicine, in Lindau, Germany. Moreover, she received several research grants including the CRP-ICGEB Early Career Return Grant, a re-integration grant from the Egyptian Science and Technology Development (STDF) and the joint ASRT-BA fund by The Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). Menattallah is also a Next Einstein Forum (NEF) fellow.

Throughout her career, Menna has published articles and reviews in prestigious journals including Nature, Journal of Cell Biology and Cell press journals.