News & Events of Biotechnology.

Biotechnology celebration dedicated for the students who participated in the International Exhibition of Innovation.

Our biotechnology student Menatallah Yasser Got the first prize with her graduation project in the 3rd Cairo International exhibition of innovation sponsored by the minister of higher education organized by the scientific research Academy and the ministry of higher education at Salah Eldin Castle ,

The University of Modern Sciences and Arts (MSA) has successfully earned a new version of ISO certifications for international standards of quality specifications and the environment, Mr. Ahmed Bedewi, director of SGS training academy, handled the 3 certificates to Dr. Nawal El Degwi, Head of board of trustees.

The faculty of Biotechnology is always keen to spread awareness about different diseases such as HCV and Autism.This year the faculty is preparing a huge Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign on Monday the 31st of October at MSA university.

Monday, 31 October 2016 08:35

Biotechnology has received Dr Adel Al-Berry

The faculty of Biotechnology has received Dr. Adel Al-Berry, legal doctor at Public Security in KSA,

In support to field-training development, a group of first grade students at Biotechnology,

The faculty of Biotechnology, in liaison with some scientific authorities and entities, has arranged an after-school-hours training for first grade students.

Biotechnology students, under supervision of Dr. Amany Abd-Elhakim, has made a visit to the Medical jurisprudence Authority to tour laboratories and become familiar with contemplating criminal cases via DNA evidence .

Monday, 29 August 2016 11:10

Nano Technology Graduation Project

Biotechnology students of MSA University do their graduation projects on Nano Technology at Palermo University, Italy

Biotechnology students had commenced their summer training at two locales.

Sunday, 12 June 2016 08:15

The moment embedded in their DNA!

Biotechnology students have presented their graduation projects. The students kicked off the day with a video of all the activities , honoring ceremonies , Talent shows , campaigns ,and fun memories made by the seniors , among the topics presented in the discussion :

Saturday, 14 May 2016 12:50

Bio got talents

The faculty of Biotechnology at MSA University has held a celebration for the talented students attended by star actor Liqaa Al-Khameesy, singer/composer Amr Mostafa, art critic and great composer Khaled Bakar, and Dr. Ayman Diab, dean of the biotechnology faculty.

Thursday, 12 May 2016 11:39

We are thankful for you

Dr. Ayman Diab, the dean of the Faculty of Biotechnology has honored the working staff before attending students and teaching staff.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

The Biotechnology Journal club session

The faculty of Biotechnology once again provides innovative means of education where on the 30th of April 2016 ,the faculty of Biotechnology launched an introductory session describing the format of the journal club. Dr. Amr Ageez, associate professor at the faculty conducted a presentation on the importance of maintaining scientific reading habits. The presentation illustrated the difference between a primary research paper, and a review, how to read a paper in 10 minutes as well as how to identify the indicators of the author’s main points.

Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:33

Thanks to MSA library

A team from MSA university library visited the faculty of Biotechnology several times to give sessions on the EGYPTIAN KNOWLEDGE BANK “EKB”. These session were carefully designed to introduce the students into” EKB”, how to register, log in and to use this important resource.

Sunday, 03 April 2016 00:00

Biotechnology students in IceMan Factory

The industrial project students visited the ice-man industry. They were supervised with four teaching assistants which organized the visit very professionally, since we were divided into multiple groups to avoid any ciaos and avoid any disruptions to the workers since it is a busy industry and time is a major factor in affecting the production.

The biotechnology industrial projects students had the privilege of attending a lecture by Mr. Mohamed Hussien Essawy the operation manager of Metalab diagnostics laboratories, the purpose of the lecture was to help the students with finding ideas for their industrial project proposal and to provide them with more prospects about tests made in laboratories and how many machines can help them in identifying the presence of diseases or abnormalities in samples obtained from patients.

On the 7th of February 2016, The Faculty of Biotechnology held presentations for the 2015 graduating students’ projects. The event began with a Presentation from the Dean of the Faculty Prof. Ayman Diab, and a hosting from the course coordinator Dr. Gehan Safwat entailing the current achievements.

Accomplishments this semester by the students included acquiring new venues such as the animal health research center, Suez canal University, El Demerdash hospital, the biotechnology lab, NRC, Kuwait medical genetics research center (KMGRC), and the Ansary lab.

The Faculty of Biotechnology has successfully signed a contract with the Agency for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) highlighting a research grant that would put an Egyptian team of multidisciplinary scientists in work for 24 months to fight liver cancer with nanobiotechnology techniques.

Graduating students of the Faculty of Biotechnology always bring charm and pride to our campus! They have presented their projects, amazed the audience as well as the science community both nationally and internationally.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 23:00

Biotechnology Industrial Projects - 2015

Industrial Projects Course in the Faculty of Biotechnology is unique and exquisite course for three students of level three in particular, which opens their eyes to the various fields of Biotechnology. 

Autism is the fastest growing neurodevelopmental disorder, it affects 1 in 68 children and is on the rise and even though science keeps developing every day, yet the majority of the people are absolutely unaware of the disorder and how its cases shall be treated.

Professor Dr. Ayman Diab "Dean of the Faculty of Biotechnology", and Professor Dr. Mohammed Mahmoud "The Director of the Horticultural Research Institute" signed a Partnership and Collaborative Agreement contract . The benefits of it would aid the exchange of experiences between the Faculty and the Institute while training the students in various fields with extensive laboratory work every year. 

“Freedom of Speech means nothing when it comes within Ethical Deterioration. Youngsters should participate in serving the community”

These meaningful words were the beginning of Mohamed Sobhi the famous actor in his speech which her delivered at the meeting hosted by Professor/ Dr Nawal El Degwi, MSA Head of the Board of Trustees to announce the initiative taken by the actor to contribute to the social and humanitarian projects carried out by “Lebaladna Social Foundation”.

In the fully-packed Hall of the SSB, students, parents, along with the judging jury, intently paid attention to the graduation projects presented by our remarkable graduating Biotechnology students.

The projects were expertly presented and engaged crucial topics and problems. The students focused on solutions that can be implemented in real-life applications in Egypt to effectively alter the quality of life of Egyptians across several demographics in the medical, industrial and commercial fields.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 00:00

Annual Luxor-Aswan Trip 2015

MSA Sports and Social Administration headed by Dr Salah Abdel Hady and in collaboration of the Students’ Union, organised a trip to Luxor and Aswan where 43 MSA students participated. The trip activities programme included visits of several attractive sites and a variety of recreational input.

Eight of our MSA's Biotechnology students participated in Science Operations Leaders in Egypt "SOLE"2015 in the Conference Center of Medicine at Cairo University. The first award for best presentation was given to "Amr Yasser".

TA Rima Mohamed Akram Akid got her Master Degree in Biotechnology from Manchester University in UK.

Modern Science and Arts University's graduation ceremony this year combined glare and glory as graduates will be receiving a Greenwich degree alongside the Egyptian one. MSA Graduates had undoubtedly taken a leap and had an edge over their peers' counterparts. MSAU graduates included Faculty of Dental & Oral Hygiene, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Biotechnology, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Mass Com, Faculty of Computer Sciences and Faculty of Languages. Thousand of parents witnessed the ceremony where Professor Dr Nawal El Degwi Head of Board of Trustees and Professor Dr Khairy Abdel Hamid MSAU President welcomed them, who in turn expressed their gratitude and commended the cherished care of their sons and daughters which prepared them to the challenge of the ever changing and demanding job market. Outstanding graduates received fifteen free scholarships to study Masters Degree in United Kingdom's Universities.

Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

DNA Forensics Training

Egyptian Centre for Research and Security Studies hosted 20 students from MSAU Faculty of Biotechnology for the purpose of attending the DNA forensics training.

Monday, 03 November 2014 00:00

MSAian EBSCOHOST Database

To All MSAians Please be advised that you have access to one of the largest online resources: EBSCOHOST What is EBSCOhost® EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet or direct connection. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, school, medical, corporate, and government libraries. How to access?

Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

UK Study Abroad Programme Summer 2014

         UK Study Abroad Programme Summer 2014

11 Years of continuous Success

In a grand and thrilling Newcomers Orientation celebration at MSA University’s Opera Hall, the Orientation day for new comers, Prof. Dr Nawal EL Degwi. Head of the Board of Trustees received MSA students who attended the UK Study Abroad Programme Summer 2014 in our collaborative partner University of Greenwich, to grant them their UK Study Abroad Programme Certificates & Best Achievers Trophies.

An MSAian Awarded First Class Honours in Biotech MSc

Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:00

MSAians at UoG Summer 2014

Students Exchange Programme through British Degree Validation From Greenwich University to MSA Graduates More than 70 students traveled this academic year 2013/2014 to University of Greenwich as part of our student exchange programme to attend workshops in various disciplines besides attending summer classes. That trip includes several visits to touristic attractions which are very famous in UK to be acquainted to the British cultural background and its customs and habits.

When October University for Modern Sciences and Arts organized yet another successful science fair, MSA picked the three of the best young inventors from schools across the country to represent Egypt at the I-SWEEEP International Olympiad in Houston Texas, USA.

Sunday, 11 May 2014 00:00

Biotech Student Awarded Golden Medal

An MSAian grabs Gold Medal at the 12th African Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in South Africa.

Saleh Naggar Ahmed was awarded first place for his project in the "Symposium of Unique life (SOUL) 2014" which was held on Saturday, the 22nd of March. SOUL is under the patronage of the National Research center (NRC) and the Ministry of youth affairs which is part of the "Centre of Civic Education" , at El Zamalek. Saleh presented "Pretreatment of Agriculture Waste for production of Solid Fuel". He competed against several student such as Zuwail University, MUST University , Cairo University, Ain Shams university and many others.

Students of Industrial Project in the Faculty of Biotechnology were given the opportunity on the 3rd of March, to visit the Regional Center for Food and Feed..

On Monday, 24th of February, a group of students from Faculty of Biotechnology had an academic field trip to a dairy products factory and a training centre in the Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, as a part of the industrial project course. The students experienced two different types of processing milk products, manually and mechanically.

For the second time in a row, Biotechnology students were privileged to get an accommodation at the Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute for training (AGERI), during their midterm break.

The biotechnology students were privileged enough to get a chance to train at the 57357 hospital, "The Children Cancer Hospital".

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

Faculty of Biotechnology's Field Trips

Academic Field Trips are usually very informative, packed with hands on experiences where students can practically and on site apply the theoretical information they got in class. Field trips are always fun and enjoyable as a social gathering and scientifically enhance and stress the educational information.

On receiving the permission from the head of the Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Prof .Osama Momtaz and the vice Prof. Shereen Asam, on November 18th, 2013 students of biotechnology and mainly Molecular Genetics students hit their visit to the Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute with the Lecture assistant Amgad Rady. ".

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 00:00

Success Story for MSA Students

Success Story for MSA Student Exchange Programme since 2004".

Monday, 02 September 2013 00:00

MSA's Aicha Awarded her Msc from Greenwich

Aicha Massrali, the assistant lecturer at faculty of Biotechnology, has traveled to the United Kingdom to attend her Msc Graduation Ceremony at Rochester Cathedral, University of Greenwich, UK on 26th July 2013.

Earlier this week, the Faculty of Biotechnology held its graduation project discussions in the attendance of almost 20 external examiners that were hosted by MSA to review and discuss the students’ graduation projects. After the discussions were over, Cell Safe Cord Blood Bank surprised everyone with the amazing news that 4 students have been chosen to join the company and will start working there after a SIX-MONTH TRAINING IN SWITZERLAND. Cell Safe Cord Blood Bank is a global stem cell bank with cutting edge technology and research facilities.

The Faculty of Biotechnology honours Dr Abd- El Monem El Bna ( The head of Agricultural Research Center) for his visible input that truly left a wondrous sign in the Agricultural field in Egypt and his fantastic co-operation with the MSA University during the last few years:

Sunday, 28 April 2013 00:00

Gene Guns at Hand

As part of the continued efforts of the MSA faculties to provide unique learning experiences to its students, third year students of the Faculty of Biotechnology have had the distinctive opportunity to visit the Agriculture Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI) to tour the valuable institute and to see how the Gene Gun works. The Gene Gun is the device and bombardment technique used for gene insertion and transformation in crops.

The Faculty of Biotechnology was honoured to host Dr Leonela Silva Jimenez who currently works with Columbia University, to enrich students with her lecture and enormous knowledge about healthy methods of nutrition.

Monday, 25 March 2013 00:00

MSA Biotechnology Symposium

The Second Biotechnology Symposium in Faculty of Science, CairoUniversity was held on Saturday, 16th of March. The Symposium includedstudents from Biotechnology from four different universitiesincluding; MSA, GUC, Cairo University, and MUST.

On Wednesday, February 27, the students had an educational field trip to visit one of the largest Egyptian food-producing companies, EGC. There, they had the exciting opportunity to observe the steps to the live production of V-cut chips, DAMAS chocolates and Nobi biscuits, acquiring feedback on the problems facing these factories which could then be solved by biotechnological means.

For the second time in a row, Biotechnology students were privileged to get an accommodation at the Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute for training (AGERI), during their midterm break.

Tuesday, 07 August 2012 00:00

Mirna Khater a Biotech Champion!

Mirna Khater, assistant lecturer at MSA's faculty of Biotechnology, traveled to the United Kingdom to attend her MSc Graduation Ceremony at Rochester Cathedral, University of Greenwich, UK on the 26th July 2012.

Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00

Biotechnology Grad Projects

MSA Faculty of Biotechnology planned to open the graduation projects which totaled 24 projects for discussion, on February 4, 2013. The best projected one was using the stem cells to treat the major chronic diseases. That project was presented by Shorouk El Tokhy. Another project dealt with the effect of toxics on the liver functions which was presented by Seham Gawdat.

MSA University is proud to announce that its excelling Biotechnology students Cherine Amr and Fatma El Zahraa Salama were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Medical Sciences at the Asian Science Camp which was held in Daejon, Korea from the 7th to the 13th of August 2011. Their project was a great piece of work under the title “Targeting a specific receptor in the brain tumor to facilitate the passage of the drug through the blood brain barrier.” Our very own Cherine and Fatma were thrilled to attend the camp and felt lucky to be able to meet several Nobel laureates and even attend their lectures.

The 2nd International Conference for the applications of bio-technology (ICAB) 2009 attended by 350 scientists and researchers from all over the world was held for two days at October University for Modern Sciences and Arts (MSA) where they presented and discussed the latest and most advanced researches in that respect.

Sunday, 15 February 2009 00:00

Biotechnology International Conference

MSA University has witnessed the first international conference for the biotechnology applications in which three hundred and fifty scientists and researchers have shown up from all over the world. Scientists and researchers have presented the latest researches concerning the biotechnology field.

October University for Modern Sciences and Arts took the initiative to host this conference where researchers discussed the latest and the most advanced researches in the field of biotechnology where (MSA)is considered the only and sole university to have biotechnology among its faculties either in Egypt or in the Arab world universities. (MSA) grants its graduates a degree in biotechnology equivalent to the same degree granted to graduates of Greenwich University in the United Kingdom.

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