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Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam

Research Professor

Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Centre (ARC), Egypt

Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, Ph.D. is currently a Research Professor at the Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt. Dr. Kamel’s research interests include developing, improving, and deploying plant biosecurity diagnostic tools, understanding and exploiting fungal pathogen genomes, and developing eco-friendly hybrid nanomaterials for controlling toxicogenic fungi, plant diseases and Agroecosystems applications.

In addition to this series, Genome Modified Plants and Microbes in Food and Agriculture, he has served as the Series Editor of the Elsevier book series Applications of Nanobiotechnology in Plant Protection since 2019. He has also participated as an active member of the Elsevier Advisory Panel, giving feedback and suggestions for improvement of Elsevier’s products and services since 2020.

He has published extensively in international peer reviewed journals including Fungal Biology and International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. He served as a Guest Editor for the Journal of Fungi, Plants, and Microorganisms, and as a Review Editor for Frontiers in Genomic Assay Technology and refereed for a number of reputed journals. In 2014, he was awarded the Federation of Arab Scientific Study Councils Prize for excellent scientific research in biotechnology (fungal genomics) (first ranking). In addition, according to Stanford University's worldwide database rating in 2021, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam has been listed among the top 2% of the world's most influential scientists by Stanford University and Elsevier. Dr. Kamel earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Pathology from Christian Alberchts University of Kiel (Germany) and Suez Canal University (Egypt), and in 2008, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the same institution. Dr. Kamel was a visiting associate professor at Mae Fah Luang University in Thailand, the Institute of Microbiology at TUM in Germany, the Laboratory of Phytopathology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and the Plant Protection Department at Sassari University in Italy and Moscow University in Russia.