Prof. Dr. Mohamed Atia

Dr. Mohamed Atia – Short Biography

• Prof. Dr. Mohamed Atia – Biography

Associate Professor, Genome Mapping, Genomics and Bioinformatics. AGERI, ARC.

Dr. Mohamed Atia Omar is Associate Professor and group leader at Molecular Genetics and Genome Mapping Laboratory - Genome Mapping Department, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI), Egypt. Also, he is an Associate Professor of Genomics and Bioinformatics at Biotechnology Program, Faculty of Science, Cairo University (CU). Additionally, he is a member of the board of directors of Bioinformatics Center at Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Egypt.

Dr. Atia received his Ph.D. Degree in Genetics in 2013 from Cairo University (CU) in Egypt. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he worked as faculty staff in Wisconsin-Madison University at United States of America (USA) from 2010 to 2011. During his work in the USA, he focuses on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies and its applications and he gained great experience in high-throughput data analysis. He also got another opportunity to join King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) at KSA as a postdoctoral fellow (2013-2014) with focusing on the development of new CRISPR/Cas9 and Targeted Genome Editing approaches. The research interest of Dr. Atia during the last two years was focused on applications of genome mapping modern approaches and bioinformatics in structural genomics, BioData mining, genome editing and metagenomics. Dr. Atia has published several publications in highly prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the fields of Genome Mapping, High-throughput sequencing, BioData Mining, and Genome Editing.

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