Department of Science
University of Guelph, Canada
Dr. Hosam O. Elansary, current visiting faculty at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada. He was Ph.D. graduate of the faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (one of the world top 200 Universities). Born in Alexandria in 1978, graduated in 1999 from the faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University and got two prizes for academic excellence in 2000. He held the position of lecturer (2003) then assistant professor at 2010 at Alexandria University. During his study in Europe he worked on a project between USA & the Czech Academy of Sciences and has several impacted publications in the field of plant physiology, biochemistry and biodiversity. He launched a national volunteering barcoding project aimed to barcode herbs, shrubs and trees especially ornamentals in Egypt since 2010 and up to now in collaboration with the University of Guelph in Canada. He was selected as the ambassador of the Society of Experimental Biology located in London, the society is considered as the main biological mass of scientists in Europe. He was selected as an editorial board of several journals. He participated either as a PI, Co-PI and as a consultant in several local and international projects, such as EIFAD & TreeBOL. Finally, he established EgyptBOL to be a big umbrella for Egyptian barcoders and to witness the birth of Egypt Barcode of Life dream (egyptbol.org).
Genetic diversity and biochemical activity of Egyptian horticultural crops. The antioxidant activity, essential oils, methanolic extracts of leaves and fruits of several horticultural crops (including medicinal and aromatic plants) grown in Egypt are being assessed and associated with molecular markers. Barcoding of Egyptian trees, shrubs and herbs especially horticultural crops.