Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University
10th International Scientific Conference
Basic Sciences and its Applications
المؤتمر العلمي الدولي العاشر - العلوم الأساسية وتطبيقاتها
30 March – 1 April, 2020, Cairo, Egypt.
The Conference will be held in Al-Azhar Conference Center
"KNOWLEDGE IS POWER" | "المعرفة قوة"

Conference Program ** POSTER SIZE A2
The 10th International Scientific Conference (ISCAZ), Basic Sciences and its Applications  
30 March – 1 April 2020, Cairo, Egypt.

Plenary (POL) Speaker

card image Prof. Hassan Azzazy
Professor of Chemistry at The American University in Cairo (AUC).
CTO of D-Kimia, LLC innovative diagnostic solutions and the CEO of NanoEbers, LLC for nanofiber wound dressings
Email: hazzazy@aucegypt.edu


CRISPR Genome Editing: An Update

Prof. Hassan Azzazy
Professor of Chemistry at The American University in Cairo (AUC)


CRISPR (Clusters of Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a natural defense mechanism employed by bacteria to foil attacks by viruses and other invaders via chopping up their DNA. CRISPR has successfully been repurposed to precisely edit genetic code across many organisms and applications. Concerns have been raised about the ethical merits and consequences of employing CRISPR technology to modify the human genome. In this lecture, the following aspects of CRISPR gene editing will be covered: (1) key players and mechanism, (2) downstream validation, (3) limitations, and (4) recent applications that could change the future of biotechnology and medicine.

Biographical Sketch

Hassan M. E. Azzazy, PhD, SC(ASCP), DABCC, FACB
Professor & Chairman, Department of Chemistry Leader, Novel Diagnostics & Therapeutics Research Group School of Sciences & Engineering The American University in Cairo AUC Avenue, SSE # 1184, P.O. Box 74 New Cairo, Egypt 11835 Global Innovator, Texas Christian University
E-mail: hazzazy@aucegypt.edu

Dr. Azzazy is a tenured full professor of Chemistry (2003-present) at the American University in Cairo (AUC). He serves as the Chairman of Chemistry Department and was the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research at the School of Sciences & Engineering. He is the founder/director of the International Medical Laboratory Scientists training program at AUC. Dr. Azzazy was a postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor at the departments of Medical & Research Technology and Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (1995-2002).

Dr. Azzazy received his BSc and post-graduate diploma in Biochemistry from Alexandria University, Egypt. He received his PhD from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX (1994) and was the recipient of the Faculty Merit Award as an Outstanding Graduate. He is certified as a Specialist in Chemistry by the Board of Certification, the American Society for Clinical Pathology in Chicago, IL. He also holds two board certifications in Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Washington, DC.

Dr. Azzazy has over 28 years of experience in biomedical research and he is the founder/director of Novel Diagnostics and Therapeutics Research group. Dr. Azzazy authored 96 scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals, 80 conference presentations, and 25 book chapters. His current Scopus H-Index is 30 and his total citations are 2776. He has co-edited two books on “Diagnostic Enzymology” and “Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Egypt”.

He has supervised over 37 graduate students who have obtained their MSc and/or PhD degrees in Chemistry, Biotechnology, or Nanotechnology. Dr. Azzazy is an inventor on 8 patent families several of which have been granted or at the national stage. Dr. Azzazy is a strong advocate of technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship and has co-founded two nanomedicine startup companies. Dr. Azzazy is the recipient of over 60 awards including State Prize in Advanced Technological Sciences (Academy for Scientific Research & Technology, 2010), Excellence in Research Award (AUC, 2008), Global Innovator Award (Texas Christian University, TX; 2014), and Arab Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award (ASTF, UAE; 2015), Life Achievement Award (American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2018), and Shoman Prize for Arab Researchers in Medical Sciences (Shoman Foundation, Jordan, 2018).

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