Ahmed Ismail

AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future

 Ahmed Ismail
  • Biology

Areas of Expertise:
Molecular, cell biology, and applied physiology of plant stress signalling pathways

2016 - 2021


Damanhour University, Egypt

Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Horticulture
P.O. Box 22516
Damanhour, Beheira

+20 4533 185 37
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About me

Since completing my Ph.D. at the Botanical Institute in the Faculty of Chemistry and Biosciences at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, I have worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Damanhour University in Egypt. In addition to teaching, I regularly seek out opportunities to collaborate and conduct research abroad, which in recent years has taken me to Japan, Belgium, and the United Kingdom for research stays. I also maintain ongoing collaboration with Dr. Islam El-Sharkawy at Florida A&M University and Dr. Sherif Sherif at Virginia Tech, both in the United States. My projects include conducting bioinformatic analyses on peaches, apples, and grapes, with the aim of studying bud break, fruit ripening, and stress.

I fully believe in collaboration and networking. By joining AGYA, I have a great chance to build networks and establish collaborative relationships with talented researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds. I believe we need to spend much more effort in attracting students to the science sector and motivating young researchers to stick with it. Through AGYA, I aim to initiate outreach activities at the interface of science and society through innovative formats. 

My Commitment to AGYA
Member in Charge of the Working Group 'Energy, Water and Environment'

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Salt Stress Signals on Demand: Cellular Events in the Right Context by Ahmed Ismail, Islam El-Sharkawy, and Sherif Sherif 

Favourite novel:
Utopia by Ahmed Khaled Tawfik

The scientist from my country you should know:
Ahmed Zewail, the “father of femtochemistry”