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Activities

  • Supervision: 8 students (4 M.Sc. & 4 Ph.D.)
  • Teaching & Training
  • Reviewer
  • Conferences
  • Workshops, Seminars & Courses
  • Supervision of Scientific Equipment

 

Supervision

The scientific school of our group, “Biopolymers & Nanobiotechnology”, is aiming to improve the economy of the country through production of low-cost foods and drugs and protection of the environment from wastes through applied scientific projects and theses.

  1. Mr. Mohamed Yassin M.Sc. thesis is entitled: "Encapsulation of active materials within a friendly polymeric matrix for biotechnology".(Awarded his M.Sc. in 2009). It was aiming to encapsulate low molecular weight drugs inside grafted alginate beads and controlling their release in such a way that they are well protected at the stomach (pH 1.2, very acidic) and slow release at the intestine (pH 7.4).
  2. Mr. Sakr Ashour M.Sc.thesis is entitled: "Drug delivery systems of ibuprofen encapsulated into micro and nano biopolymeric particles". The degree was awarded from Sweden in 2011.
  3. Mr. Ali Hassan M.Sc. thesis is entitled: "Biochemical studies on immobilized penicillin Acylase on different carriers". (Awarded his M.Sc. in 2013) It aims to immobilize penicillin Acylase on polymeric carriers for production of 6-APA which is the base for manufacturing 65% of the worldwide antibiotics.
  4. Mr. Mohamed Elsayed Ph.D. thesisis entitled: "Microbiological studies on production of fructose from different sources using immobilization of enzymes techniques". (Awarded his Ph.D. in 2012). It was aiming to produce novel carriers to immobilize the industrial enzymes β-galactosidase and glucose isomerase to solve the problem of 70% of the worldwide population who are suffering from lactose intolerance. It will also solve an environmental problem such as converting whey to fructose syrup instead of throwing it in water resources. Fructose syrup will be an excellent sweetener as well as a remedy for people on diet regiment and diabetics.
  5. Mr. Abdullah Yassin M.Sc. thesis is entitled: "Validation of some newly synthesized Nano-Magnetic Particles for Early Detection of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection”. The degree will be awarded from Mansoura Univ & Bonn Univ in Germany.
  6. Mrs. Marwa Ibrahim Ph.D. thesisis entitled:"Microbiological studies on production of penicillin acylase from different sources and their purification and stabilization using immobilization techniques". It aims to produce penicillin Acylase and its semi-purification and stabilization using immobilization techniques for the aim of production of 6-APA which is the base for manufacturing 65% of the worldwide antibiotics.
  7. Mr. Ramadan Mohamed Ahmed Ph.D.thesis is entitled: "Producing milk enrich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids by supplementing protected vegetable oils to lactating animals ratirus". (Awarded his Ph.D. in 2012). It aims to encapsulate some important oils as Omega 3 and Omega 6 using the Encapsulator as drug delivery systems to improve Buffalo’s meat.
  8. Sara Youssri Abdallah M.Sc. thesis is entitled:"The study of magnetic nanoparticles produced by Magnetospirillum spp. and its application as drug delivery system". It aims to produce magnetic nanoparticles using bacteria and its modifications and applications for drug delivery systems.

 

Teaching & Training


    • Teaching biochemistry and chemistry (Medicinal Chemistry) at Taif Univ. My duties include teaching and demonstrating the first and second year as well as the preparatory year students towards faculties of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and health sciences. Courses included Medicinal Chemistry I & II (carbohydratems, proteins, amino acids, enzymes, lipids, cholesterol, and vitamins) and Practical of clinical biochemistry. I improved the laboratory demonstration system in my department using descriptive and simplified PowerPoint presentation and Videos:

      http://www.magdyelnashar.com/new/index.php?option=com_content&;view=article&id=113&Itemid=271

       I have seen a great improvement in the students’ performance and I received an appreciation from the head of the department. Beside that we have research projects, scientific publications and administrative work, for example, I am a member in two committees, students’ guidance & follow up.
    • Teaching Assistant in the Biochemistry Department, Leeds UniversityUnited Kingdom23.12.1999 - 20.08.2000. Practical included protein analysis, purification and determination using ion exchange chromatography and gel electrophoresis. I also marked exams and I received an excellent feedback from faculty. Member at the strategic planning unit (SPU) at the Academyof Scientific Researchand Higher Education, 2007-2008.   
    • Teaching chemistry for IGCSE (Private at the UK), 2004-2005
    • Chemistry Teacher, Lycée Al-Horreya, CairoEgypt11/1997 – 6/1999.

      I delivered chemistry lectures (in French) to high school, setting and marking exams.

  • Training of Trainers (T.O.T.) certified from the National Authority for Quality Assurance & Accreditation of Education Egypt, October 2010.
  • Training of Staff at the National Research of Standards (NIS) and the National research Center (NRC) on how to write grants proposals for the European projects (RDI), June 2009 – July, 2011.
  • Training postgraduate students from the Academyof Scientific Research& Higher Education, February & March 2011 on:

o       Encapsulator

o       UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

  • Chief Supervisor /Chief Invigilator, Leeds University, United Kingdom, 01.10.2001 – 20.05.2005.

Main responsibilities included: time management-observing and supervising students, invigilators and supervisors - solving any problem among students, invigilators and supervisors-taking action in case of cheating or sickness cases among students-supervising and distributing duties to invigilators - ensuring that all students returned back their script book(s) after the exam. I got an excellent feedback from my boss.

  •  Attended seven intensive workshops in teachingin Leeds University, U.K.delivered by Staff & Departmental Development Unit, 10/2003 – 1/2004.
  • Demonstrating and teaching in laboratories and practical classes.
  • Effective teaching and learning methods in small groups.
  • Effective teaching and learning methods in large groups.
  • Assessing student work (science and engineering).
  • Understanding how students learn.
  • Responding to student diversity and the widening participation agenda.
  • Evaluating and developing your own teaching experience.

 

Reviewer

  • Editorial board of journal of Research and Reviews in Materials Science and Chemistry
  • ASRT projects between Italy & Egypt.
  • RDI projects between the European Union & Egypt.
  • American Chemical Society (ACS):
    • Journal of “Biomacromolecules”.
    • Journal of "Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research".
    • Journal of "Applied Polymer Science".
  • Elsevier:
    • Journal of "Biochemical Engineering Journal".
    • Journal of "Process Biochemistry". 
    • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 
    • Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic
  • World Scientific and EngineeringAcademyand Research, "WSEAS”
  • Journal of Colloid Science and Biotechnology (http://www.aspbs.com/jcsb/)

 

Conferences

  1. XIX International conference on Bioencapsulation, which is held in Amboise, France from 5-8 October, 2011 with a poster and publication entitled: “Production of 6-APA for Semi-synthetic Antibiotics using Covalent Immobilization of Penicillin G Acylase onto Grafted Alginate Beads.”.
  2. XIX International conference on Bioencapsulation, which is held in Amboise, Francefrom 5-8 October, 2011 with a poster and publication entitled: “Solving Lactose Health and Environmental Problems using Immobilized Lactase on Biopolymeric Beads”.
  3. 1st Arab-American Frontiers of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, sponsored by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and U.S. National Academies, Kuwait, from 17-19 Oct. 2011.
  4. International Conference on "Bio-Processing and Applications of Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture", 1-3 November, 2010, NationalResearchCenter, Cairo, Egypt.
  5. EURO-Mediterranean Innovation Marketplace. Poster presentation entitled " ENZAPA: Immobilized Biocatalyst for Antibiotics Production", 26-28 January, 2010, Cairo, Egypt.
  6. International conference on “Promoting Innovation and Managing IP for Development”, 10-11 May 2009. Sofitel Elgezeirah, Cairo, Egypt.
  7. Elnashar MM (2007), presented two patents in the 1st International Invention Fair of the Middle East, 23-26 October, Kuwait Science Club, Kuwait.
  8. Elnashar MM, Mansour ME, Hazem, ME(2006). “pH sensitive hydrogels using template polymerization technique” presented at the 2nd International Conference of Chemical Industries Research Division, 21-23 November, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt.
  9. Elnashar MM, Millner PA, Gibson TD (2005). “Near universal support for covalent immobilisation of enzymes for biotechnology” presented at the 8th Arab International Conference on Polymer Science & Technology, 27-30 November, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
  10. Elnashar, MM. (2004) “Novel Matrix for Biocatalyst Production” presented at the conference of Chemistry towards Biology, 26-29 September 2004, SeggauCastle, Leibnitz, Graz, Austria.
  11. Elnashar, MM. (2002) “Development of a Novel Matrix for the Immobilization of Enzymes for Biotechnology”, presented at the conference of Effecting Change: Biocatalysis for the 21st Century, 20th and 21th November 2002, Manchester, United Kingdom.
  12. Elnashar, MM. (1997) “Preparation and Evaluation of Some Corrosion Inhibitors for Surface Coatings”, presented at the Fourth Arab International Conference on Polymers Science and Technology, 8–11 September, Cairo, Egypt.

 

Workshops, Seminars & Courses

  1. CME Symposium on “Research Proposal”, 13, 14 Jan 2013. Meridian Hotel, KSA
  2. Applications of Nanotechnology in Industry: Opportunityof Integration Among IDB Member States, Cairo; 29th – 31st Jan 2012, National Research Center,Egypt.
  3. Second workshop on Biodiesel, 10th October 2011,National Research Center,Egypt.
  4. European Union – EgyptInnovation Fund (EEIF) projects Day. 30th Nov., 2010, Cairo Marriott Hotel,Egypt.
  5. RDI Workshop on “Commercialization of R&D Outputs, Ideas and Inventions.1st Dec., 2010,Cairo Marriott Hotel, Egypt.
  6. Speaker at the regular workshops held in NRC on"How to Win RDI projects". July 2009 – Now, Cairo,Egypt.
  7. EURO-Mediterranean Innovation Marketplace.Poster presentation entitled "ENZAPA: Immobilized Biocatalyst for Antibiotics Production", 26-28 January, 2010, Cairo, Egypt.
  8. German Egyptian Research Fund Workshop, Promotion of Science & Technology, 20 January, 2010, Amneris Hall, Cairo Marriott Hotel, Egypt
  9. Speaker at the 1st International EgyptDenmarkworkshop"Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Glance", 14-15 January 2009, NationalResearchCenter, Cairo, Egypt.
  10. DIES II workshop on "Proposal Writing for International Research Projects"sponsored and organized by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 27th May-1st June 2008, Alexandria, Egypt.
  11. Training course on "Preparation of Future Leaderships- Part 1", 7 July – 15 Sept. 2008, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt.
  12. WIPO workshop on "Successful Technology Licensing"organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, 10-13 March 2008, Alexandria, Egypt.
  13. DIES I workshop on "Proposal Writing for International Research Projects"sponsored and organized by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 9-14 November 2007, Alexandria, Egypt.
  14. Distance learning workshop on "Knowledge Innovation Practitioner"organized by Eurofocus (Germany), Entovation (USA) and RITSEC (Egypt), 4th Nov. – 8th Dec. 2005, Egypt.
  15. Organizing and delivering a seminar on "How to link Scientific Research to Industries", 2005, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt.
  16. How to commercialize a product sponsored by YorkshireForward, July - August 2004, Leeds, U.K.
  17. How to produce a business plan presentation for an imaginary biotech company sponsored by Yorkshire Forward, 25–27 June 2003, Leeds, U.K.

 

Supervision of Scientific Equipment

  1. Q600 SDT Simultaneous DSC-TGAinstrument, Meslo Egypt & North Africa.
  2. Inotech EncapsulatorResearch IE-50 R Instrument, INOTECH - Switzerland, for production of polymeric microcapsules and microspheres with different sizes.