Prof. Dr. Nadia I. Zakhary

Prof. Dr. Nadia I. Zakhary

• Prof. Dr. Nadia I. Zakhary – Former Minister of Scientific Research

Professor of Medical Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Member of the National Council for Women, Board member of the National Cancer Institute, Board member of Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Board de Trustees the of the British University in Egypt, Member of L'Institute D'Egypte, Member of BoT of Basel Convention, UN.

  • Raised up in English Mission College (EMC) in Egypt
  • B.Sc. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams Univ. grade: Excellent with degree of honor.
  • M.Sc. and Ph.D. of Medical Biochemistry, faculty of Medicine, Cairo Univ.
  • Joined the National Cancer Institute, Cairo University since 1975 as a Demonstrator → Professor → Head of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department for two successive periods from 2001 to 2007.
  • New York University, Manhattan, U.S.A. at 1999 as a visiting Professor
  • Supervised about 60 M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.D., and published 56 papers in different biochemical and oncological topics concerning etiological and protective agents against cancer, tumor markers and molecular changes related to cancer.
  • Among the editorial board and reviewer for many National and International scientific journals and conferences, and an external audit for scientific programs and projects.
  • Teaching courses concerned with Biochemistry, Biotechnology , Cancer Biology and Electron Microscopy for Egyptians courses and joint courses offered between the USA and Egypt.
  • Member in many National and International scientific organizations as e.g. New York Academy of Science.
  • Board member of National Council for Women.
  • Shared in charitable caravans and public education for important topics like early detection of breast cancer and healthy nutrition.
  • Offered prize of environmental studies and the award of international scientific publication; as well as; the best stuff member in NCI, Cairo University, and many other awards.

Some Ministerial Achievements:

  • Application of scientific research to achieve knowledge based economy, on one hand, and increase the budget, on the other hand.
  • Interaction of scientific research with crucial needs and problems of the society.
  • Collaboration between the ministry of scientific research with other ministries, governors, businessmen, NGO’s and other organizations.
  • International scientific win / win collaborations between Egypt and other countries all over the world.
  • National scientific education for children, youth and Egyptian population in general.
  • Increasing the budget of scientific research from different resources.
  • Increasing salaries and social stability for those who are working in the scientific field.
  • Rank by FORBES on March, 2013 as the first woman in Egypt and the 16th in the Arab world who has a positive influence and impact in the government.
  • Selected among the best 909 scientist worldwide.

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