Forschungsinteressen

Phd Thesis started in 2022
Smelling with mouthparts and legs: understanding the olfactory role of non-antennal tissues in the hawkmoth Manduca sexta
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Faculty of Biological Sciences
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Bill S. Hansson, Dr. Sonja Bisch-Knaden


Manduca sexta olfaction

Vita

**WORK EXPERIENCE**

1. **2018 - 2022** - Cairo, Egypt  
   *University Assistant Lecturer - Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University of Egypt*

2. **2022 - Present** - Jena, Germany  
   *PhD Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology*
   - Researcher at MPI, with a focus on understanding how ecologically significant volatile compounds are coded in the antennal lobe, the insect brain's first olfactory processing center.
   - Proficient in PCR, cloning, insect rearing, insect taxonomy, insect dissection, medical entomology, microbiology, EAG, SSR, chromatography, insect behavior, immunochemistry, and molecular biology techniques.

**EDUCATION AND TRAINING**

- **B.Sc. Biology**  
  Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University of Egypt  
  [http://www.asu.edu.eg/](http://www.asu.edu.eg/)  
  *01/07/2014 - 01/07/2018*

- **M.Sc. Entomology and Molecular Biology**  
  Entomology Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University of Egypt  
  [http://www.asu.edu.eg/](http://www.asu.edu.eg/)  
  *09/12/2019 - 09/02/2021*

**LANGUAGE SKILLS**

- Mother tongue(s): ARABIC
- Other language(s):
  - English: B2
  - Deutsch: A1

**DIGITAL SKILLS**

- Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel
- Social Media, Google Drive, Facebook
- Zoom, Adobe Photoshop, A. Illustrator, PhotoScape
- Programming language: Python, R
- Bioinformatics Tools, Molecular Biology Techniques

**HONORS AND AWARDS**

- **11/04/2014**  
  Honoring the Top-Ranking Students Festival - Ain Shams University  
  Recognized among the top 26 graduate students in the university. Received the Egyptian Syndicate of Scientific Professions Medal, Ain Shams University Medal, and the European Chemo-reception Research Organization (ECRO) Traveling Grant 2023.

**PROJECTS**

- **M.Sc. Projects**:
  - Taxonomic and Molecular Studies on Family Hydraenidae and the Putatively associated Wolbachia lineages in Egypt.
  - Smelling with mouthparts, legs, and genitalia: understanding the olfactory role of non-antennal tissues in the hawkmoth Manduca sexta.

**CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS**

- Ain Shams University Conference in 2019-2020-2021.
- MPI Symposium 2023.

**WORKSHOPS**

- Credit Hours and Academic Guidance
- Effective Communication
- Biostatistics
- Scholarly Publishing in Indexed Journals
- Scientific Writing
- Moodle, DATA management, R language, Python, AI illustrator, chromatography, Molecular Genetics
- Insect Chemical Ecology Course 2023 in Sweden for 2 Weeks

**TRAININGS**

- Center of Research, Studies, and Training for Diseases Vectors, Medical Insects Research Institute.
- National Research Center, IELTS Preparation Course at the British Council of India.



Awards

2023: ECRO travel grant (Insect Chemical Ecology course ICE-23 in Alnarp, Sweden

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