Prof.Dr. Monir M. El-Husseini
Occupational and Scientific Experience
I. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
1976: Ph.D. in Entomology (Biological Control),Faculty of Agriculture, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany. Thesis : Control of leaf roller pests of apple, especially Pandemis heparana Denn. & Schif. (Tortricidae : Lepidoptera) with Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner.
1969: M. Sc. in Entomology (Biological Control), Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt. Thesis : Morphology, biology and ecology of the earwig Labidura riparia Pallas ( Labiduridae : Dermaptera ).
1965: B.Sc. in Entomology (Plant Protection) with final Grade “Excellent, with 2nd Honor”, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt.
II. OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND
1986 : Professor of Entomology (Biological Control), Department of Economic Entomology & Pesticides, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt.
1981-85: Asso. Professor in Entomology, Fac. Agric., Cairo Univ., Egypt.
1977-81: Lecturer in Entomology, Fac.Agric.,Cairo Univ.,Egypt.
1969-76: Associate Lecturer in Entomology, Fac.Agric.,Cairo Univ.,Egypt.
1965-69: Demonstrator in Entomology, Fac.Agric.,Cairo Univ.,Egypt.
III. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
A) Theoretical & practical lectures at Fac.Agric.,Cairo Univ., Egypt.
- Undergraduate Courses:
1965-71, 1977-on : Principles of General Entomology
1965-71, 1977-on : Biological Control of Insects
1965-71, 1977-on : Insect Morphology & Taxonomy
1965-1971 : Economic Entomology
1997-on : Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
2004-on : Introduction In Plant Protection
- Postgraduate Courses:
1979-on: Insect Diseases
1980-on : Advanced Insect Morphology
1980-on : Biological Control (Parasitoids & Predators)
1980-on : Advanced Insect Taxonomy
1977-83 : Entomological Technique
1977-1987: Biology of Insect
2001- on : Microbial Control of Pests
B) At the Department of Plant Protection, Fac.Agric. , Zagazig Univ., Egypt
- Postgraduate Course
1980 : Biological Control (Parasitoids & Predators).
C) At the Department of Plant Protection, Fac.Agric. Damanhour , Alexandria Univ., Egypt
- Postgraduate Courses
2005-2007: Biological Control (Parasitoids & Predators).
2005-2006: Biological Control (Microbial Control).
D) At Institute of Phytopathology & Plant Protection, Fac.Agric, Humboldt -University, Berlin, Germany
-Undergraduate Courses ; Lectures in :
2001: Biodiversity and Biological Control
1993: Biotechnology in Biological Control
1990: Biological Control of Insect Pests in IPM
1986: Microbial Control of Insect Pests
1976: Economic Entomology
A) Research Fellowships
1993: DAAD/ Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany, Fac.Agric.,Inst.Phytopathology & Plant Protection.
“Developing techniques in mass production of the immature feeding stage in predatory
anthocorid bugs for biological control”.
1993: Humboldt-University, Berlin, Fac.Agric.,Inst.Phytopathology & Plant Protection “Use of anthocorid
predators for controlling the thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis in glass houses”.
2001: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Programme), / Humboldt University, Berlin, Fac. Agric.,
”The fungus Verticillium lecanii for controlling greenhouse pests in association with releases
of the anthocorids Orius spp”.
1990: Humboldt-University, Berlin, Fac.Agric., Inst.Phytopatology & Plant Protection.” New alternative
preys reared on artificial diet for production of the predatory bugs of family Anthocoridae (Hemiptera).
1987: Fulbright research grant. Biological Control of Insect Research Lab., USDA P.o.Box 7629,
Columbia, Missouri 65205, USA.. “Production and evaluation of the entomopathogenic
fungus Nomuraea rileyi in pest control”.
1986: Humboldt-University, Berlin,Germany,Fac.Agric.,Inst.Phytopathology and Plant Protection.
“Increasing efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis against certain apple pests”.
1982: I.N.R.A.,France, Laboratoire de Lutte biologique, La Miniere, Guyancourt,Paris. “Production
of the fungi Metarhizium anisopleae, Beauveria bassiana, Tolypocladium culicivora and the
virus NPV-Spodoptera for biological control”. & Massproduction of Chrysopa spp. and
Coccinella spp. at the Station of Antibe, Cote d Azore,I.N.R.A., France.
1976: Humboldt-University,Berlin,Germany, Inst.Phytopathology & Plant Pro- tection. “Sugar as
a feeding stimulant in controlling the leaf roller Pandemis heparane Denn. & Schiff. with Bacillus
B) Research Projects
Principal Investigator and Director of the projects:
2013-2016: "Economic production of vegetables on compacted rice straw bales, a new approach in desert land
reclamation". Financed by Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of Egypt.
2011-2012: "Using microbial growth enhancer to reduce fertilizers and to improve cotton production in Egypt". Financed through Humboldt-University- Berlin, Germany.
2005-2010: “Integrated biological control in sugar beet” : part of the project “Agricultural
Intensivation”, financed by Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of Egypt.
2001-2004: “ Control of the sugar beet insects by entomopathogenic fungi” : part of the project “Agricultural
Intensivation”, financed by Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of Egypt.
1995-2000: “ Evaluation of commercial microbial control preparations against the cotton leaf-worm,
Spodoptera littoralis in Egyptian clover and cotton fields”. Ministry of Agriculture & Land
Reclamation ,Egypt .Project # 273.
1991-9993: “Survey of entomopathogenic fungi attacking the hairy rose beetle, Tropinota squalida in Egypt”.
Joint Research Project;I.N.R.A. (France) & Fac.Agric.,Cairo Univ.(Egypt). (counter research
partners: Dr.Pierre Monsarrat, ORSTOM and Dr.Pierre Robert,I.N.R.A).
1984-86: “Microbial control of the cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis in Egyptian clover fields with
nuclear polyhedrosis virus (NPV-Spodoptera)”. Joint Research Project Fac.Agric., Cairo Univ.,
Giza Egypt & I.N.R.A.,France.(counter research partners :Dr.P.Ferron and Dr. Biache, La Miniere,
Member of the research team in the following projects
1995-2002: IPM in Mango and vegetables: Bilateral Egyptian-German Project with GTZ (Society for
Technical Cooperation: Geselschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit - Germany).
1985-1987: WHO/TDR Project # 830110: Survey for diseases of mosquito larvae in Egypt.
1985-1987: University-Link-Project; Cairo University & Texas University, USA, on: Biological studies on
the inorganic pollution in EL Fayoum aquatic environment.
1985-1986: Consultant Entomologist by the Project # NOI AI 22667 : Epidemiology and control of arthropod
borne diseases in Egypt, granted by NIH-NIAD, USA/Ain Shams Univ.
1983-1984: Project granted by the Egyptian Academy of Science and Technology : Studies on insect pests
attacking the introduced American cotton varieties in Egypt.
1981-1983: WHO/TDR Project # 790611: Field evaluation of different formulations of Bacillus thuringiensis
israelensis H-14 against different mosquito species in Egypt.
1979-1985: USDA Grant # FG -EG-206, Project # 103: Natural enemies of stored products insects in Egypt.
1979-1985: Senior Entomologist by the USDA Grant # FG-EG-169 Project : Epidemiological and immunological
studies on Afrian Horse-sickness and trials for production of inactivated vaccine, Institute of Serum
and Animal Vaccines, Abbassia, Egypt.
1977-1979: USDA Grant # FG-EG-120, Project # F4-ENT-13 : Viral and bacterial diseases infecting certain
lepidopterous agricultural pests in Egypt (PL 480-USA)
C) Supervision of Post graduate Studies:
- Supervised more than 25 M.Sc. and Ph.D. Thesises in Plant Protection and Entomology at Faculties of Agriculture,
Faculties of Sciences and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Egypt.
- Member of more than 40 Committees for evaluation and examination of M.Sc. and Ph.D. Thesises in Plant Protection
and Entomology awarded by Egyptian Universities.
IV. OTHER SOCIAL & SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES
1986-2015: Invited Speaker in national and international scientific conferences..
1971-2015: Published 125 scientific papers in periodical journals and conferences in Egypt and abroad.
2014-2015: Facilitator in 13 workshops (51 days) for training the directors and employees of orphanages on
quality standards of orphanages.
2014-2015: Facilitator in 4 intensive workshops for training 160 employees of the Ministry of Social Solidarity on
quality standards of orphanages.
2014-2015: Facilitator in workshops for training the directors and employees of the Ministry of Social Solidarity on
quality standards of orphanages.
2015 : Facilitator in 6 intensive workshops at Ministry of Social Solidarity to develop guide line for "Quality
Standards of Youth Clubs in Egypt".
2012-2013: Sharing the NGO Orphans' Friends Association (OFA) in developing the "National Quality Standards
for Orphanages and Care Institutions"
2009-2011: Executive Manager of the Faculty of Agriculture Research Park (FARP).
2006-on : Editor of the Bulletin of Entomological Society of Egypt.(Bull.Ent.Soc.Egypt).
2006-on : Editor of the Bulletin of Entomological Society of Egypt, Economic Series.
2003-on :Vice President of the Egyptian Society for Biological Control of Pests.
1999 -01 : Preparing and translating proshures in IPM and Agroecosystem Analysis for the GTZ (German
Technical Cooperation) at the bilateral project Egypt/Germany in IPM.
1997 : Three Workshops in Biological Control & Ecosystem Analysis for agricultural Engineers through
the National IPM Project collaborated between Egyptian Ministry of Agri-culture and the German
Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Ismailia Governorate for training the Trainer and the Facilitators for Field Schools directed to growers of tomato, cucumber and mango in Ismailia.
1994-96 : Lecturing in the International IPM Training Program / FAO ,organized by the International Center
of Agriculture (EICA), Ministry of Agriculture & Land Reclamation, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.
1993-on : Editor of the Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control (Egypt.J.Biol.Pest Control).
1986 : Participation in the Workshop: Biosafety Laboratory Practices and Principles. Sponsored by Ain
Shams University, Egypt and the USA National Institute of Health, Maryland (January 18 - 23).
1995-on : Consultant in biological control for the National Center of Biological Control, at the Faculty of
Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt.
1982 : Sharing in organization and realization of the “ First National Symposium and Workshops on
Utilization of Microorganisms in Pest Control “, organized by the National Committee
of Microbiological Sciences, Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Cairo, Egypt,
1966-71 : Involved in carrying out the evaluation programs of the Ministry of Agriculture & Land
Reclamation in Egypt for the newly introduced and manufactured pesticides against the
different insect pests in cotton plantations, Fac.Agric.,Cairo Univ.
1965-2005: Organizing and leading the Summer Training Programs for the Undergraduate Students in
Biological Control, at the Department of Economic Entomology & Pesticides.
1965-on : Along with other Colleagues played a considerable role in the establishment and development
of the “ Biological Control Research Laboratory “ (BCRL) and the national Center of Biological
Control (CBC & IPM) at the Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo. University, Giza, Egypt, funded by
the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation.
1973-on : Different Lectures on Biological Control and IPM Strategies as invited speaker in many Institutions in USA, France, Germany, Syria and Egypt as well.
V. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETES, NGOs and NATIONAL COMMITTEES since:
2015 : Supreme National Committee of Biological Control at Ministry of Agriculture.
2013 : Supreme Committee for Promotion of Assistant Professors and Professors in Plant Protection.
2012 : National Council for Biotechnology and Genetics
2006 : Arab Society of Plant Protection
2004 : Society of Orphans' Friends Association (OFA). http://www.ofaegypt.org
1992 : Egyptian Society for Public Health & Social Development
1990 : Egyptian Society for Biological Control of Pests (Vice President, 2003; President 2015)
1987-89 : Entomological Society of America
1985 : Egyptian Society for Parasitology
1984 : Environmental Protection Society (Fac.Agric.,Cairo Univ.).
1983 : Egyptian Society for Wildlife Protection
1980 : Zoological Society of Egypt
1965 : Entomological Society of Egypt
VI. CONFERENCES (PAPER PRESENTATIONS & INVITED SPEAKER)
2017 : President of the 3rd International Conference on Agriculture and Biological Sciences (ABS2017) and Invited Speaker, Qingdao, Shandong, China, June 26-29, 2017.
2016 : Invited Speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Agriculture and Biological Sciences (ABS2016), 23-26 June, Shanghai, China.
2015 : Invited Speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Agriculture and Biological Sciences (ABS2015), 25-27 July, Beijing, China.
2015 : 4th International Conference of Bio-friendly Applied Biological Control of Agricultural Pests and Phytopathogens , Cairo - Egypt, 19-22 October 2015.
2015 : President of the 4th International Conference of Bio-friendly Applied Biological Control of Agricultural Pests and Phytopathogens , Cairo - Egypt, 19-22 October 2015.
2015 : Paper presentation at the XVIII International Plant Protection Congress, 24-27 August Berlin, Germany.
2015 : Invited Speaker at the 3rd International Conference on Natural Resources and Future Challenges, Environmental Studies and Research Institute, 23-25 February, Sadat University, Egypt.
2010 : Paper presentation at the 62nd International Symposium on Crop Protection, Gent, May 18, 2010, Belgium.
2010 : Paper presentation at the 28th International Agricultural Conference, August 22-27, 2010, Lisboa, Portugal.
2010 : Invited Speaker at the13th Conference of Microbiology, 14-16 March 2010, AGERI, ARC, Giza, Egypt.
2010 : Invited Speaker at Workshop, 200 Years Anniversary of Humboldt-University of Berlin, 15 October, Berlin Germany.
2009 : Invited Speaker at the4th International Conference on “Impact of Climate Change on Natural Resources”, 10-11 November 2009, Suiz Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
2009 : Paper presentation at the25th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, 23-27 August, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
2008 : Paper presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Health, Environment and Development- ICHED3, 12-14 November, 2008, The High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt.
2008 : Invited Speaker at the 2nd International Environmental Conference: New Environmental Horizons of Sustainable Development. 27-29November, 2008, Tanta University, Egypt.
2008 : Invited Speaker at the 4th International Infection Control Conference of Theodor Belharz Research Institute, 10-13 November, 2008, Giza, Egypt.
2008 : Invited Speaker at the 5th International Conference on Future Horizon of Sustainable Environmental Development and Facing Challenges in Arab Countries, 13-16 April, 2008, Cairo & Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
2008 : Invited Speaker at the The 1st International Conference for Ecological Studies and Research, April 7-9, 2008, Menofia Univ.Sadat City,Egypt.
2007 : Paper Presentation at the International Congress of Pediatric Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 24-27 October, 2007, Sharm El-Sheikh,Egypt.
2007 : Paper presentation at the International conference in Economic entomology, Cairo Dec.8-11, Vol.1:135-146, 2007, Egypt.
2006 : Invited Speaker at the Ninth Arab Congress of Plant Protection, 19-23 November, 2006, Damascus, Syria.
2006 : Paper presentation at the 2nd International conference on Health, Environment and Development, 28-30 November, 2006,Alexandria,Egypt.
2006 : Invited Speaker at the1st International Environmental Forum: New Developing Strategies for Community and Environment; Tanta University, April 1-3, 2006, Tanta, Egypt.
2006 : Paper presentation at the1st International Environmental Forum: New Developing Strategies for Community and Environment; Tanta University, April 1-3, 2006, Tanta, Egypt.
2004 : Invited Speaker at the 1st Arab Conference for Achievements in Biological Control of Pests, April 5-7, 2004, Cairo, Egypt.
2004 : Paper presentation at the 1st Arab Conference for Achievements in Biological Control of Pests, April 5-7, 2004, Cairo, Egypt.
2003 : Paper presentation at the 1st International Egyptian-Romanian Conference: Towards new trends for plant protection and Environment conservation,Dec 6-8,2003, Zagazig Univ, Egypt.
1998 : Paper presentation at the Ninth International conference of Scientific Editors; organized by International Federation of Science Editors (IFSE) & Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, 7-11 June, Sharm El-Sheikh, Sinai, Egypt.
1996 : Paper presentation at the VI. International IFOAM Agribiomediterranean Conference, 21-24 Nov.
1990 : Paprer presentation at the Pflanzenschutzsyposium des Institutes Phytopathology der Sektion Gatenbau, Huboldt-Universität zu Berlin, March 10, Germany.
1989 : Paper presentation at the 1st Int.Conf.Econ.Entomol.,Dez.11-14,1989,Cairo,Egypt.
VII. KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGES :
VIII. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS :
(Please see the separate list for publications)
IV . REFERENCES
1. Prof.Dr. Carlo M. IGNOFFO
Director and Research Leader of the Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory (BCIRL), ARS,
USDA, P.o.Box 7629, Research Park, Columbia, Missouri, USA. Tel. 001 314 – 857 - 5361.
2. Dr. Werner GASSERT
German Team Leader, IPM-Project, German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Central Pesticide Laboratory,
Nadi El-Seid Street, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.
Tel. O02 02 -3353 349, Fax. 002 02 - 3603 972
3. Prof. Dr. Helmut BOCHOW
Director of the Institute of Phytopathology & Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculrure, Humboldt-University,
Berlin, 10115 Berlin, Invaliden Street 42, Germany.
Tel.(030) 20939009, Fax.(030) 20939003.
4. Prof.Dr. Hany El Shemy
Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
Tel. (202) 35699524 , Fax. (202) 35717355
Dr.Monir M. EL Husseini
Professor of Biological Control & Environmental Protection,
Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University,