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Name: Gharib Abd El-Raouf Ahmed Gad El-Karim                                                

Date of Birth : 24/6/1952. Cairo

Nationality    : Egyptian

Qualifications :

1.   B.Sc. Agricultural Sciences - Cairo Univ., June 1975.

2.   M.Sc. Agronomy (Crop Breeding) - Ain Shams Univ., January 1983.

           "Estimating the Optimum Size of Populations in Genetic Studies"

3.   Ph.D. Agronomy (Crop Breeding) - Ain Shams Univ., February 1988.

                         "Breeding Studies on Field Beans Vicia faba L."

Employment Record:

    Central Laboratory for Design and Statistical Analysis Research

Researcher            (Lecturer)                    5/6/1988 - 12/1/1992

    National Agricultural Genetic Engineering Laboratory (NAGEL)

Senior Scientist (Assistant Professor)      1/4/1990 - 12/1/1992

    Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI)

Researcher            (Lecturer)                   12/1/1992 - 20/6/1993

Senior Researcher (Assistant Professor)  20/6/1993 – 27/6/1998

Head of Research            (Professor)       27/6/1998 – till present

Current Position:

  • Head of Bioinformatics & Networks Department - Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute - Agricultural Research Center - Giza - Egypt. 1990-2001.
  • Director of Genetic Engineering Services Units. 1994-2007.
  • Deputy Director of Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute for Training and Extension.. 23/12/2001-12/7/2007.
  • Head of Bioinformatics & Networks Department - Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute - Agricultural Research Center - Giza - Egypt. 2007- 2009.
  • Deputy Director of Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute for Production. 1/6/2009- 4/9/2010.
  • Director of Genetic Engineering Services Units. 1/7/2009- 4/9/2010.
  • Head of Bioinformatics & Networks Department - Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute - Agricultural Research Center - Giza - Egypt. 12/5/2011 – till present.
  • Consultant of ARDF projects at AGERI.
  • Executive Secretary The Research Committee For Genetic Engineering And Molecular Biology.
  • Professor Emeritus at Bioinformatics & Networks Department - Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute - Agricultural Research Center - Giza - Egypt. 24/6/2012 – till present

Membership of Scientific Societies:

1.   Board Member of the Egyptian Society of Genetics and Cytology.

2.   International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) - Trieste - Italy.

 

     Award:

   Encouragement Stat Of Award For Advance Technological Science (Agriculture, Modern Technology Sciences) 2000.

Achievements:

  • Contribute to the development of performance of laboratory Central for Design and Statistical Analysis Research and converted from the use of small calculators to use computers and design software needed for statistical analyzes and genetic.
  • Contributing to the creation of the Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, which was created in 1992, as well as the establishment of the first department of computer networks and bioinformatics at the National level.

Patents:

  Patent has been submitted to the Patent Office Academy of Scientific Research and Technology under the name "Chitinase Gene Of Resistance To Fungal Diseases And Insect Injuries" with 893/7/2000 dated 11/7/2000 as Prof. Dr. Gharib Abdel-Raouf Ahmed Gad El-Karim and Others

Training Courses :

1.   Experimental designs and statistical analysis and introduction to FORTRAN programming (8 weeks) - Institute of Statistical studies and Research - Cairo Univ. 1/8/1978-5/10/1978.

2.   Basic practical course (BASIC II). (Wang Europe / Balsam Co.).

3.   Programming in FORTRAN (Introduction - 6 weeks). Scientific Computation Center - Cairo Univ. 5/2/1983 10/3/1983.

4.   Programming in BASIC (Introduction - 6 weeks). Scientific Computation Center - Cairo Univ. 30/3/1985- 9/5/1985.

5.   Practical training FORTRAN (6 weeks) - Scientific Computation Center - Cairo Univ.

6.   Introduction To Statistical Analysis System (SAS). (2 Weeks). Collaboration Of A CIDA Supported Project (CEMARP) And The Ministry Of Agriculture Land And Reclamation.

7.   International training course on the use of RFLP's and PCR for crop improvement National Agricultural Genetic Engineering Lab. (NAGEL), Giza, Egypt. 17-28 November 1991. (As a Trainer)

  1. Genome Analysis of Plants, Pests and Pathogens. Organized By The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. New Delhi - India. 8-27 Feb. 1993.
  2. FU-120 Fundamentals of UNIX Operating System. (one week) .
  3. An International Intership Program of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Michigan State University, 26/7-5/8/1998.
  4. Intellectual Property Rights in Agricultural Biotechnology, US Agency for International Development, 18-22/4/1999.
  5. An Of Intellectual Property Rights And Technology Transfer In The Period From 26/7-5/8/1998 University Of Michigan, USA.
  6. An Of Intellectual Property Rights In Agriculture In The Period From 18-22/4/1999 Under The Supervision Of Intellectual Property Project In Egypt.
  7. An Of Intellectual Property Rights And Technology Commercialization In The Period From 21-25/10/2001 Under The Auspices Of The International Center For Training (IIE), In Cooperation With The Draft Agricultural Policy.

Scientific activity:

A - Training and Guidance:

  • Participating In Training Students In Training Courses Conducted By The Central Laboratory For Statistical Analysis To Design And Test A Statistical Analysis Of The Levels Of Private And Public Staff, As Well As Agricultural Engineers On The Work Of On Farm.
  • • Participated As A Researcher And Associate Investigator In A Number Of National Projects As National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) And Egyptian Major Cereals Improvement Project (EMCIP)..
  • • To Provide Statistical Consulting For Researchers And Graduate Students The Status Of Agricultural Research And Other Research Bodies And Universities.
  • • Participating In The Design And Statistical Analysis Experimental And Applied Agricultural As Well As Statistical Analysis And Interpretation Of Genetic Data For The Various Foreign Projects Past And Present (EMCIP - NARP - NAGEL-ATUT)
  • • Participate In Training Courses Organized By The Institute Of Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research In The Use Of RFLP's & PCR For Crop Improvement.
  • • Participating In The Training Course Hosted By Center For Agricultural Consultants (Department Of Genetics) - Faculty Of Agriculture - Ain Shams University In The Period From 24 / 3 - 1/4/1997, Entitled "Uses Techniques Of Gel Electrophoresis Of Proteins And Enzymes And Gel Similarities Immune And Transport In The Western Blotting Development Of Genetic Fingerprinting "
  • • Training Researchers On The Use Of Computer In Statistics And Experimental Design which Organized by Project Of Developing The Food Sector (Component Oils).

B - Scientific Expertise

  • Writing Computer Programs In Language BASIC & FORTRAN.
  • Scientific Expertise In The Use Of Computers For Statistical Purposes And Applied Experimental And Genetic As Well As Experience In Operating Word Processing Programs Such As: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point And Word Perfect
  • Graphics Programs Such As 3D & Harvard Addition To Running Some Statistical Programs Such As Ready-Made SAS, MSUSTAT, MSTAT & MICROSTAT.
  • Use Of Certain Software Used In The Field Of Genetic Engineering Such As MAPMAKER, PC/GENE, MVSP And DICE Programs.
  • Teaching "Statistics And Experimental Design" For Graduate Students At The Faculty Of Science - University Of Menoufia.
  • Teaching "Statistical Biology" For Graduate Students At Suez Canal University, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences & Environmental, Department of Plant Production, Arish..
  • Functional genomics for salt tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.).
  • Improvement of wheat plants for environmental stress tolerance by genetic engineering methods.
  • Cloning and characterization of chitinase gene induced during infection of Vicia faba by Botrytis fabae. 

C - Committees promotions and arbitration:

  • Jury Member Of The Research Committee For Genetic Engineering And Molecular Biology.

  • Jury Member Of The State Award For Excellence In Science And Technology Advanced (Academy Of Scientific Research).

  • Member Of The Jury In The Egyptian Journal Of Genetics And Cytology.

  • Member Of The Jury In The Arab Journal Of Biotechnology.

Supervision of Theses:

       Master:

  •    Cloning and characterization of chitinase gene induced during infection of Vicia faba by Botrytis fabae (1995). Botany Department - Faculty of Sciences - Mansoura University,

  • Physiological genetic studies on some inbred lines and hybrid of maize (Zea mays L.), Department of Genetics - Faculty of Agriculture - Ain Shams University

       PhD:

  •  Isolation and molecular characterization of chitinase gene. (1998). Botany Department - Faculty of Sciences - Mansoura University. This Thesis has got this letter to the University Award for best Ph.D. in communications for the academic year 98/1999 to the University of Mansoura.  
  •     Functional genomics for salt tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Department of Genetics - Faculty of Agriculture - Ain Shams University

  •    Improvement of wheat plants for environmental stress tolerance by genetic engineering methods Department of Genetics - Faculty of Agriculture - Ain Shams University

Major conferences attended :

  1. The Conference of Genetics and Cytology since 1983 in Egypt.   until now.
  2. The first Conference of Agronomy 1983, Cairo, Egypt.
  3. The first Arab Conference of Genetics, Fayoum, Egypt 25-27, Oct. 1989.
  4. The17th International Congress for Statistics, Computer Science, Scientific & Social application. Cairo, Egypt, 18-23 April, 1992.
  5. International Crop Science Congress, Iowa, Ames, USA 14-22 July, 1992.
  6. Annual Meeting of American Society of Plant Physiologists. 29 July - 2 August 1995 USA.
  7. Present and Future status of Genetics and Genetic Engineering in the Arab World Till the Year 2020, Arab Council for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, 9-10 Nov. 1998
  8. Third Arab Conference on Modern Biotechnology and Areas of Application in the Arab World, Cairo, Egypt, 14-17 Dec. 1998
  9. The second Arab Conference of Genetics, El-Mini, Egypt 23-26 Oct. 2000 (As Organizer).
  10. International conference “The role of the Arab region in the world sugar economy”, Luxur, Egypt, 18-21 Feb. 2001.
  11. International conference “The role of the Arab region in the world sugar economy”, Luxur, Egypt, 18-21 Feb. 2001.
  12. BioVision Alexandria 2004: New Life Sciences "Ethics, Patents and the Poor" 03-06 April 2004, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  13. The 1st International Conference of Genetic Engineering and Its Applications, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 8-11- April. 2004 (As Organizer).
  14. BioVision Alexandria 2006: New Life Sciences "Changing Lives" 26 - 29April 2006, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  15. The 2nd International Conference of Genetic Engineering and Its Applications, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 14-17- Nov. 2006(As Organizer).
  16. BioVision Alexandria 2008: New Life Sciences "From Promises to Practice" 12 – 16 April 2008, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  17. BioVision Alexandria 2010: New Life Sciences "Future Prospects" 11 - 15 April 2010, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  18. The 12th Conference of Agronomy , 20-22 Sept. 2010, El-Aresh, Egypt.
  19. BioVision Alexandria 2012: New Life Sciences "Linking Science to Society" 22 - 25 April 2012, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  20. The 3rd International Conference of Genetic Engineering and Its Applications, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 5-8- Oct. 2011(As Organizer).
  21. BioVision Alexandria 2014: New Life Sciences "Linking Science to Society" 7 - 9 April 2014, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Current projects:

  • Identification Of Biotic Stress-Related Genes From Wheat Using Microarray Technology, funded by Scientific And Technology Development Fund (STDF) 2010-2012.
  • Development Of Drought-Tolerant Bread Wheat Via Biotechnological Approaches, funded by Agricultural And Research Development Fund (ARDF) 2009-2013.
  • Impact Of Transgenic Bt-Potato Lines On The Environment And Human Health, funded by Agricultural And Research Development Fund (ARDF) 2010-2013.
  • Monitoring of Bacillus thuringiensis resistance gene(s) in cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis Biosduval, funded by Scientific And Technology Development Fund (STDF) 2010-2012.

List of Publications: (43publications)

  1. El-Ghawas, M. I., A. A. M. Abd El-Halim, and Gh. A. R. A. Gad El-Karim. (1983). Estimating the optimum size of populations in genetic studies. proceedings of the 1st Conf. of Agronomy Vol. 1-(B).
  2. Gad El-Karim, Gh. A. R. A. 1989. A Method for estimating heritability using F2 and F3 populations. Proceedings of the 1st Arab Conf. of Genetics, Fayoum 25-27 Oct.

  3. El-Marakby, A. M., A. A. M. Abd El-Halim, A. M. Esmail, and Gh. A. R. A. Gad El-Karim. (1989). Genetic analysis of yield and its components in field bean V. faba L. Agric. Res. Rev. Egypt.
  4. Abd El-Halim, A. A. M., A. M. El-Marakby, A. M. Esmail, and Gh. A. R. A. Gad El-Karim. (1989). Efficiency of selection and relative contribution of plant characteristics to yielding ability in faba bean. Agric. Res. Rev. Egypt.
  5. Esmail, A. M., A. A. M. Abd El-Halim, A. M. El-Marakby, and Gh. A. Gad El-Karim. (1989). Heterosis and combining ability for yield and plant characteristics in field bean (V. faba. L). Agric. Res. Rev. Egypt.
  6. El-Gamal, Thanaa M., Gh. A. R. A. Gad El-Karim , F. M. Ghaly and M. H. El-Banna. (1989). Estimates of optimum plot size, shape and number of replications for Giza '77' cotton cultivar. Agric. Res. Rev. Egypt.
  7. Gad El-Karim, Gh. A. R. A. (1989). A method for estimating heritability using F2and F3 populations. Proc. 1st Arab Conf. Genet., Fayoum Egypt. Oct. Vol. I:315-325.
  8. El-Gamal, Thanaa M., Samia D. Antoun and Gh. A. R. A. Gad El-Karim. (1990). The relative importance of yield components in F2 and F3 populations of faba bean crosses. J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ. 15(9):1370-1378.
  9. Gad El-Karim, Gh. A. R. A. ,Thanaa M. El-Gamal , Samia D. Antoun and L. I. Hanna. (1990). Factor analysis of yield components on F2 populations of faba bean crosses (Vicia faba L.). J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ. 15 (12):1947-1952.
  10. El-Hady, M. M., Gh. A. R. A. Gad El-Karim, M. A. Omer and S. A. Khalil. (1991). Evaluation of some promising faba bean genotypes for combining ability. Egypt J. Appl. Sci., 6(5):226-236.
  11. Abd El-Halim, A. A., Gh. A. R. A. Gad El-Karim and Samia D. Antoun. (1992). Effect of basic units number of uniformity trial and random missing plots on soil heterogeneity parameters. 17th International Cong. for Statistics, Computer Sci. Scientific and Social Applications. Cairo, Egypt, April. Vol. I:109-118.
  12. Omer, M. A., Gh. A. Gad El-Karim, M. M. El-Hady and Samia D. Antoun. (1992). Performance of some hybrids of faba bean. 17th International Cong. for Statistics, Computer Sci. Scientific and Social Applications. Cairo, Egypt, April. Vol. I:189-198.
  13. Omer, M. A., M. I. Amer, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim and M. M. El-Hady. (1992). Phenotypic and genotypic stability in faba bean (V. faba L.). J. Agric. Res. Tanta Univ. 18(4):662-671.
  14. Shabana, R., Gh. A. Gad El-Karim and H. M. El-Bagdadi. (1992). A diallel analysis in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Minia, J. Agric. Res. & Dev. Vol. 14 (4):1135-1150.
  15. El-Geddawy, I. H., H. A. El-Rashidy, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim and L. M. Saif (1993). Stability parameters of sugarcane in Egypt. Egypt. J. Appl. Sci., 8 (7):71-76.
  16. Gad El-Karim, Gh. A., I. H. El-Geddawy and H. A. El-Rashidy (1993). Genetic analysis of some vegetative and quality characters of sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor, L. Meonch). Egypt. J. Appl. Sci., 8 (9):491-498.
  17. Soliman, M. H., A. El-Taras, A. E. Abou-Salha, Gh. A. Gad El-karim and G. R. K. Sastry (1994). Production of E. coli lac Z protein fusions using Agrobacterium gene. Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 23:65-71.
  18. Bahieldin, A., Eman M. Fahmy, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim, F.M. El-Domyati, H. Z. Hassan and T. Z. Salam. (1994). Detection of molecular genetic markers for salt tolerance in wild wheat relatives. Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 23:95-105.
  19. Gad El-Karim, Gh. A., M. H., Soliman and A. E. Abou-Salha (1994). Genotype X environmental interaction in some maize hybrids (Zea mays L.). Minia, J. Agric. Res. & Dev., Vol., 16 No. 2 : 275-286.
  20. Abdel-Hakim A. M. and Gh. A. Gad El-karim (1994). Estimates of genotypic and phenotypic stability parameters in cotton (G. barbadense L.). J. Agric., Sci., Mansoura Univ. 19(7): 2181-2189.
  21. Haider, A. S., M. H., Soliman, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim, , A. E. Abou-Salha and H. J. Jacobsen (1995). Regeneration and marker protein for embryogenic differentiation patterns in Vicia faba L. Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 24:85-93.
  22.  Gad El-karim, Gh.A. and A. M. Abdel-Hakim (1995). Study of genotypic-environmental interaction and stability of grain yield of some wheat varieties. J. Agric., Sci., Mansoura Univ. 20(3): 993-998.
  23. Sadik, A. S. and Gh. A. Gad El-karim. (1997). Detection of banana top nanavirus in banana aphid (Pintalonia nironervosa). Annual Agric. Sci. Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, 42(1), 17-28.
  24. Gad El-karim, Gh. A., M. H., Soliman, A. M. Tohamy, M. R. Enan, M. E. Younis and M.A. Madkour. (1997). Induction of a basic chitinase gene in faba bean-Botrytis fabae interaction. Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 26:1-11.
  25. Soliman, M. H., Gh. A. Gad El-karim, M. R. Enan, M. E. Younis and M. A. Madkour. (1997). Cloning and sequencing of chitinase gene from Serratia marcescens. Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 26:149-158.
  26. Tohamy, A. M., H. A. Nour Eldin, Z. K. Mohamed, Gh A. Gad El-Karim and M. A. Madkour. (1997). Identification of three Ascohyta spp. by random amplified polymorphic DNA. American phytopathology Society annual Meeting, Aug., 9-13, New York.
  27. Tohamy, A. M., A. Saleh, Z. K. Mohamed, Gh A. Gad El-Karim and M. A. Madkour. (1997). Variation in virulence and DNA polymorphisms of RAPD markers within Fusarium oxysporum associated with tomato. American phytopathology Society Annual Meeting, Aug., 9-13, New York.
  28. El-Hady, M. M., Gh. A. Gad El-Karim and M. A. Omer. 1997. Genetic studies in faba bean (Vicia faba L.). J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ., 22(11): 3561-3571.
  29. El-Hady, M. M., Gh. A. El-Karim and N. M. Abou-Zeid. (1998). Inheritance of resistance to chocolate spot disease Botrytis fabae and heterosis in faba bean (Vicia faba). Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 27:1-9.
  30. Haider, A. S., M. Badawi, M. Solima, A. Bahieldin, W. Fouad, Gh. Gad El-Karim, M. Hassan and M. Madkour. (1998). Evaluation of some Pisum genotypes on the Morphological, Biochemical and Molecular levels. 3rd Arab Conf. Modern Biotech. Cairo, Egypt, 14-17 Dec. 1998.
  31. Ebtissam, H.A. Hussein, H. A. El-Itriby, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim, S. S. Adawy and S. S. El-assal. (1998). Detection of Genetic variability among Brassica napusaccessionsusing RFLP and RAPD markers. Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 21:11-24.
  32. Enan, M. R., M. H. Soliman, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim, M. E. Younis, S. M. El-Dohlob and M. A. Madkour. (2000). Cloning of Serratia marcescens chitinase gene showing antifungal and insecticidal activity. Arab J. Biotechn. Vol. 3, No (1): 21-34.
  33. Ebtissam, H.A. Hussein, Hanayia. A. El-Itriby, S. S. Adawy, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim and M. A. Madkour. (2000). Identification of molecular markers and genome mapping in Brassica napus L. Arab J. Biotechn. Vol. 3, No (2): 165-180.
  34. Abdel-Tawab F. M., Gh. A. Gad El-Karim, A. A. El-Gohary, F. A. El-Domeaty, A. Bahieldin, A. Shokry And M. A. Madkour (2001). Bulked segregant analysis to develop molecular markers for some fiber qualities in Egyptian cotton (Gossypium barbadense L.). Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 30:103-114.
  35. Metry E. A., M. R. Enan, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim, T. M. El-Din and M. A. Madkour (2002). Production of genetically modified potato plants conferring fungal resistance. Arab J. Biotechn. 5:11-18.
  36. Sawan, Z. M., L. I. Hanna, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim and W. L. McCuistion (2002). Relationships between climatic factors and flower and boll production in Egyptian cotton (Gossypium barbadense L.). J. Arid Environments, 52:499-516.
  37. Metry, E. A., Gh. A. Gad El-Karim, T. M. Nasr El-Din and M. A. Madkour. (2003). Micro-propagation of stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni). Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 32: 33-41.
  38. Mostafa S. A., M. R. Enan, M. A. Ibrahim, G. A. Osman and Gh. A. Gad El-Karim (2003). Chitinase-producing Bacillus thuringiensis isolate bt-22 with enhanced toxicity towards cotton leaf worm (Spodoptera littoralis). Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 32:165-173.
  39. A.Bahieldin, I. A. Ahmed, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim, H. F. Eissa, H. T. Mahfouz and O. M. Saleh (2006). DGGE-RAPD analysis as a useful tool for cultivar identification. African Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 5 (8), 566-569.
  40. Shokry, F. M. Abdel-Tawab, A. Bahieldin, Hala F. Eissa, O. M. Saleh and Gh. A. Gad El-Karim (2007). Functional genomics for salt tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 36:207-217.
  41. F. M. Abdel-Tawab, Eman M. Fahmy, Hoda M. El-Demerdash, O. M. Saleh, H. Fotouhand Gh. A. Gad El-Karim (2007).Molecular phylogenetic relationships of two genera of LABIATAE family. Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 36:325-339.
  42. S. E. Hassanein,F. M. Abdel-Tawab, E. M. Fahmy, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim, T. Alniemi, M. Abdelsalam, S. Mostafa, A. M. Ramadan, O. M. Saleh, Hala F. Eissa and A. Bahieldin. (2009).Molecular assesment of chitinase activity in transgenic wheat. Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 38:207-220.
  43. Evaluation of transgenic potato lines resistance to potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller) (2014). A. Mohammed, E. Metry, I. Mohamed, H. El-Shishtawy, Gh. A. Gad El-Karim and T. Nasr El-Din. Egypt. J. Gent. Cytol. 43:173-186.

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