Arab Society for Virology Egypt
Dr. Aboul-Ata Elnady ABOUL-ATA, Professor Dr. of Plant virology, who was born on Mar.22nd 1948 in Sharkia, Egypt, is the president of ArSV (Arab Society for Virology) in 2013. He was formerly Department Head of Plant Virus and Phytoplasma Research, Plant Pathology Research Institute at Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt for 3 years (2003-2006), and Head of Molecular laboratory at Plant Virus and Phytoplasma Res. from Sep. 2005 up to now. Dr. Aboul-Ata is the author of more than 40 scientific papers in different approaches like gene silencing, sequencing of viral genes. He lead an Egyptian research group (human virologists and molecular biologists) for a Swedish-funded project on Plant-based vaccine against HSV-2 in collaboration with Gothenburg University, Sweden throughout 2007-2010. He also lead a MERC project on detection of cereal viruses for prevention through quarantine system in Middle East countries (Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Palestine) throughout 2008-2011. He is in charge of nanoscience introduction to the domain of plant virology at Plant Pathology Research Institute. He is chosen for general-, scientific- and organizing-committee member for the First and 2nd Conference of Virology, which was organized by ESV at 2004 and 2008, Cairo, Egypt. He has also been chosen to be International Advisory-committee member for the 2nd Green revolution in India that is organized from 2-5 July, 2009. He is an evaluation-committee member for promotion to higher scientific position i.e. Assoc. Professorship and Professorship at Institute of Plant Pathology, ARC, Egypt 2008 up to now.