Personal Information :
Name : Alaa Mostafa Abou-Zeid
Nationality : Egyptian
Date of Birth : 15-5-1958
Place of Birth : Gharbia Governorate, Tanta, Egypt.
Marital status : Married, I have 3 children: Heba, Zeyad and Fatma.
Professor of Microbiology (fungi), Botany Dept., Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.
Tel : 0020403414773
Mobile : 0020125757859 / 009660508639273
• B. Sc. (Botany), 1980 with Grade Excellent from Botany Dept. Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.
• M. Sc. (Mycology) 1986 from Botany Dept. Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.
• Ph. D. (Physiology of Fungi) 1991 from Botany Dept. Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt (Egypt and France Cooperation).
• A demonstrator of Botany in Botany Dept. Faculty of Science, Tanta
University, Tanta, Egypt from 1980 till 1986.
Assistant Lecturer in Botany Dept. Faculty
of Science, Tanta
University, Tanta, Egypt from 1986 till 1988.
• Researcher in Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France for Complete Ph. D. Thesis from 1988 till 1990.
• Lecturer of Microbiology in Botany Dept. Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt from 1991 till 1996.
Assistant Prof. of Microbiology (Fungi) in Botany Dept. Faculty of
Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt from 1996 till 2001.
• Professor of Microbiology (Fungi) in Botany Dept. Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt from 2001 till now.
1- Plant Kingdom for Undergraduate Students.
2- General Microbiology for Undergraduate Students.
3- Fungal Physiology for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students.
4- Plant Pathology for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students.
5- Industrial Mycology for Postgraduate Students.
6- Physiology of Fungi for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students.
7- Biochemistry for Postgraduate Students.
• Four Master Degree Students.
• Three Ph. D. Students
in Professional Societies:
• Egyptian Botanical Society.
• Arabian Biological Society.
• Fungal Society.
1- Egyptian scholarship for complete Ph. D. Theses to France, According to a Channel System Scholarships Programs Between Egypt and France from 1988 till 1990.
2- Postdoctoral fellowship in Holland from European Community from
1992 till 1993.
1- First Pan African Environmental Mutagen Society Meeting.
Mycotoxins as Mutagens and Carcinogens: Possibilities for Disease Prevention. (Cairo), 23-26 January 1993.
2- The Fourth International Conference for Energy, Development and Ecology. (Cairo), 24-27 October 1994.
3- Proceedings, Sixth Egyptian Botanical Conference. (Cairo), 24-26 November 1998.
4- Second International Conference on Fungi: Hopes and Challenges.II
Fungi and the Environment. (Al-Azhar) 29 September – 1 October
5- The First International Conference for Biological Sciences (Tanta) 7-8 May 2000.
6- The 9th International Conference of the Egyptian Society of Infection Control (Mansoura) 24-26 October 2000.
Research Experience and Skills:
1- Identification of Fungi According to Classical Methods.
2- Effect of Different Physiological Factors on Fungal Growth and Metabolism.
3- Biochemical Characterization of the Tested Fungi by Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE).
4- Molecular Characterization of the Tested Fungi by Using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD).
5- Isolation, Characterization and Purification of Different Enzymes from Fungi.
6- Effect of Some Heavy Metals and Fungicides on Fungal Growth and Metabolism.
7- Production of Different Toxins by Fungi Under Different Physiological Conditions.
8- Biological Control of Some Pathogenic Fungi.
List of publications
1- Osman M. and Abou- Zeid A. M. (1984): Effect of UV- irradiation on spore germination and growth of Alternaria alternata and Fusarium solani. Delta J. Sci. 8 (2) 722-732.
2- Osman M. and Abou- Zeid A. M. (1987): Effect of UV- irradiation on tatal protein and nucleic acids in Alternaria alternata and Fusarium solani. Annals. of Botany, 60: 667-680.
Osman M. M., El-Sayed M. A. and Abou- Zeid A. M. (1988): Effect of UV- irradiation
on some aspects of metabolic activities in Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium
notatum. Microbios, 56: 79-87.
4- Osman M. M., El-Sayed M. A. and Abou- Zeid A. M. (1989): Effect of ultraviolet irradiation on germination and growth in Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium notatum. Mycol. Res. 92 (3): 293-296.
5- Abou- Zeid A. M., Jerebzoff S. and Jerebzoff Quintin S. (1991): Alanine aminotransferase in Leptospharea michotii. Isolation, properties and cyclic variations of its activity in relation to polypeptide level. Physiologia Plantarum. 82: 401-408.
6- Abou- Zeid A. M. (1994): Purification and some properties of aspartate aminotransferase of Amycolatopsis methanolica. Can. J. Microbiol. 40: 601-604.
7- Metwally M. and Abou- Zeid A. M. (1994): Effect of some heavy metals on certain aspects of growth of some fungi. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Energy, Development and Environment Cario, Egypt. V. 2: 781-790.
8- El-Refai I. M., Awadalla O. A. and Abou-Zeid A. M. (1995): Effect of some insect growth regulators on growth of Aspergillus flavus and its productivity of aflatoxin B1 and lipids. Food Additives and Contaminants. Vol. 12, No. 4, 585-590.
9- Abou-Zeid A. M., Euverink G. Y., Hessels G. I., Jensen R. A. and Dijkuizen L. (1995): Biosynthesis of L- phenylalanine and L- tyrosine in the actinomycete Amycolatopsis methanolica. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 61: 1298-1302.
10- Abou-Zeid A. M., Elwy E. and El-shanshoury A. (1995): Partial purification and initial studies of prephenate aminotransferase from Amycolatopsis methanolica mutants. Microbios. 81: 213-221.
11- Abou-Zeid A. M. (1995): Effect of Ustilago maydis (DC) corda and its toxin on some maizea cultivars. Phytopathology. 143: 577-580.
12- Abou-Zeid A. M., El-Refai I., and Metwally M. (1996): Activities of phenylalanine and tyrosine aminotransferase in some Amycolatopsis methanolica mutants. Egyptian J. of Microbiology. 31, No. 2, 155-166.
13- Metwally M., Elwy, E., and Abou-Zeid A. M. (1996): Combination effect of lipids, temperature and culture age on growth and lipase production by some fungi. Cytobiose. 88, 209- 217 .
Abou- Zeid A. M., Metwaly M. and Badria F . (1997): Physiological and hepatotoxic
studies on fungal aflatoxin isolated from Egyptian cereals. Egyption J. of
Microbiol. 32, No.1, 83-98.
15- Abou- Zeid A. M. (1997): production, Purification and characterization of an extracellular -amylase enzyme isolated form Aspergillus flavus. Microbiose.89: 55-66.
16- El-Shanshoury A. R., Mohamed Y.A. and Abou-Zeid A. M. (1997): Growth aspects of selected Azotobacter and streptomyces species in response to the herbicide terbutryn. Acta Microbiologica Polanica.Vol. 46, No.3, 285-295.
17- Abou-Zeid A. M., El-Refai I. M. and Metwally M. (1998): Relationships between aflatoxin production and pigmentation, protein profiles and isozymes activities in some Aspergillus falvus isolates. Sixth Egyptian Botanical Conference. Cairo University, Giza, Egypt. November 24-26, Vol. II: 349-356.
18- Abou-Zeid A. M. and Zaied K. (1999): Lactose/whey fermentation and single cell protein production by auxotrophic mutants of Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Egyptian J. Microbiol. 34, No.1: 129-152.
19- Abou-Zeid A. M. (1999) : Partial purification and some properties of extracellular glucoamylase from Aspergillus niger (ATCC1015) grown in dextrin- limited fed-batch culture. The Second International Conference on Fungi: Hopes and Challenges. Fungi and the Environment. 29 September : 1 October. Al-Azhar University Cairo, Egypt. Vol. II, 79-93.
20- Elwy, E., Abou-Zeid A. M. and Metwally M., (1999): In vitro studies of pestisides effect on certain fungi isolated from Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria). The African J. of Mycology and Biotechnology. Vol. 7, (1) 65-79.
21- Zaied K. and Abou- Zeid A. M. (1999): Development of new recombinant yeast Saccharomyces cerevisia strains. Egyptian J. Microbiol. 34, No.4: 693-714
22- Abou-Zeid A. M. (2000): Growth, zearalenone production and some metabolic activities of Fusarium moniliforme under salt stress. Acta Microbiologica Polanica. Vol 49, No. 3-4: 225-235.
23- Abu El-Souod S. M., Abou-Zeid A. M., Bedaiwy M. Y., Lucas J. A. and Amer S. M. (2000): Studies on saponinase from Colletotrichum destructivum. African J. of Mycology and Biotechnology. Vol. 8 (2) : 51-68.
Abou-Zeid A. M. (2000): Cytosolic malate dehydrogenase from Cryptococcus neoformans
(ATCC 52817). Bull. Fac. Sci. Assiut Univ. 29 (2-D), 83-91.
25- Abu El-Souod S. M., Abou-Zeid A. M., Bedaiwy M. Y., Lucas J. A., Bowyer P. and Amer S. M (2001): Pathogenicity and infection process of Colletotrichum destructivum and two mutants strains on legume hosts . African J. of Mycology and Biotechnology. Vol. 9(1): 1-15.
26- Abu El-Souod S. M., Bedaiwy M. Y. Alaa M. Abou-Zeid, Megahed Y. M., and El-Sayad H. (2002): The effect of gamma radiation of spawn and spawned substrate on the production of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus).Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. Biol. Sci. (ICBS) Fac. Sci., Tamta Univ. 27-28 April. Vol. 2: 94-103.
27- Yehia A. G. Mahmoud and Alaa M. Abou-Zeid (2002): Zoosporic fungi isolated from four egyptian lakes and the uptake of radioactive waste. Mycobiology 30(2): 76-81.
28- Hefnawy M. A. and Abou-Zeid A. M. (2003): Differenatial adaptation of membranes of two osmotolerant fungi, Aspergillus chevalieri and Penicillium expansum to high sucrose concentrations. Acta Microbiologica Polonica. Vol. 52, No 1, 53-64.
29- Abou-Zeid A. M., Mahmoud Y. A. G. and Talhe A. E. (2004): Effect of gaucho insecticide on the efficacy of fungicides used to control root-rot and damping off- diseases in cotton seedlings. N. Egypt. J. Microbiol. Vol. 9, 1-10.
30- Abu El-Souod S. M., Amer S. M, Assawah S. W. , Ismail A. A., Abou-Zeid A. M. and Mubark H. M. (2005): Effect of some fungicides, heavy metals and their combination against some pathogenic fungi for Phaseolus vulgaris. Assiut Univ. J. of Botany. 34(1),115-130.
A. M. Abou-Zeid and A. E. Altahi (2006): Survey of some mushrooms in Al- Taif
Governorate of Saudi Arabia. Accepted for publication in World J. Agric. Sci.