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Professor Mohamed M.F. Mansour

Plant Physiology

Ain Shams University

Mohamed Magdy F. Mansour is a Professor in the Faculty of Science at Ain Shams University, Egypt, where he teaches plant physiology courses for undergraduates and graduates, and supervises MS and PhD theses. He received his BS (botany) and MS (plant physiology) from Ain Shams University, and his PhD (plant physiology) from the University of Minnesota, USA, and carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

His particular area of research interest is salt stress at molecular, cellular and whole plant levels. His research focuses on plasma membrane permeability, plasma membrane lipids and proteins, plasma membrane proton pump, water and mineral relations, compatible solutes, and antioxidant systems in salt sensitive and tolerant cultivars/species under saline and nonsaline conditions.

He is the author of more than 50 scientific publications in international journals, including several invited chapters and review articles. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Botany, and is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, the International Journal of Plant Biotechnology, the Open Plant Science Journal, Advances in Agricultural Science, the Journal of Advances in Plant Biology, and the International Journal of Advanced Research in Botany.

Mohamed serves as a referee for many journals, including Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, the American Journal of Botany, Environmental and Experimental Botany, the Turkish Journal of Botany, the Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, the Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, Phytochemistry, Scientia Horticulturae, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, the Australian Journal of Crop Science, Biologia Plantarum, Annals of Applied Biology, and Crop Science.

He is the holder of several competitive research projects, and was awarded the citation prize in biology by Taif University, Saudi Arabia. He was also included in the Who’s Who in the World (December 2007 edition), and was chosen by the American Biographical Institute for the prestigious title of "Man of the Year, 2003". He has been an invited speaker and session chair at many international conferences.