Amro Babiker Hassan Eltayeb

 Amro Babiker Hassan Eltayeb
  • Environmental Studies

Areas of Expertise:
Postharvest pest control (application of physical control methods); Food safety; Food waste management

Membership:
since 2018

Contact

King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Department of Food Science and Nutrition
College of Food and Agricultural Sciences
King Saud University
P.O. Box 2460
Riyadh 11451
Saudi Arabia

+966 500204967
ahassan2ks.c(at)ksu.edu.sa

About me

I have been affiliated with the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at King Saud University since September 2019. From 2012 to 2018, I worked as an Assistant Professor in the Environment and Natural Recourses and Desertification Research Institute (ENDRI) at the National Center for Research (NCR) in Sudan. From September 2017 to August 2018, having earned a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars, I conducted research on food safety as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Science at Bern University.
My research broadly focuses on the application of physical treatments to eliminate pests that impact food storage, such as insects and fungi, and on how to improve the functional properties, nutrition, safety, and quality of agricultural products. I am also interested in the recycling of food waste and studying the utilization of agricultural waste products (e.g. from fruits, vegetables, and traditional foods) as a natural source of bioactive compounds.
Joining AGYA has a lot of social, cultural, and academic benefits. AGYA has a fabulous socio-academic network.

Within AGYA, I meet outstanding young scientists from diverse disciplines, who expand my perspective, enrich my knowledge, and, ultimately, enhance my academic performance.


Academic career
2019 - today Associate Professor in the College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
2018 - 2019 Associate Professor (Researcher) in the Department of Research and Study of Environmental Pollution in the Environment and Natural Recourses and Desertification Research Institute (ENDRI), National Centre for Research, Khartoum, Sudan
2017 - 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in food safety at the Faculty of Science, University of Bern, Switzerland.
2017 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars, postdoctoral scholarship funded by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), Switzerland.
2012 - 2018 Assistant Professor (researcher) in the Department of Research and Study of Environmental Pollution in the Environment and Natural Resources and Desertification Research Institute (ENDRI), National Centre for Research, Khartoum, Sudan
2014 Netherlands Foundation Program (NFP), the Netherlands
2013 African Union (AU)/The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize for Young Scientists in Developing Countries, AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards in Earth and Life Sciences
2006 - 2012 Researcher in the Department of Research and Study of Environmental Pollution in the Environment in the Natural Resources Research Institute (ENRRI), National Centre for Research , Khartoum, Sudan
2009 - 2012 Ph.D. Scholarship from the German Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany
2002 - 2004 M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Graduate College, University of Khartoum, Sudan
2007 - 2008 Visiting Student at Chemnitz University/Germany
2005 - 2007 Master Student at Fayoum University/Egypt

 

My Commitment to AGYA
Task Force AGYA Annual Conference in Berlin Year (2019)
Selection Committee 'New AGYA Members', AGYA Nomination Committee Meeting and AGYA Skype Interviews for Selection of AGYA Members (2020)

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Heat Treatments for Postharvest Pest Control: Theory and Practice edited by Juming Tang, Elizabeth Mitcham, Shaojin Wang, and Susan Lurie

Favourite novel:
موسم الهجرة الى الشمال [Season of Migration to the North] by Tayeb Salih 

The scientist from my country you should know:
Prof. Dr. Khalida Zahir (1927–2015), one of the first two women doctors in Sudan