8th Euro Biotechnology Congress
Raoufa A I Abdel Rahman
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Egypt
Raoufa A I Abdel Rahman has completed her PhD in 2003 at Alexandria University, Faculty of Agriculture, Genetics Dep., through a collaborative scholarship with University of Georgia, Athens, USA. She completed a research project entitled "Exploring IRES mediated discistrons for the phytoremediation of Mercury". Currently, she is the Director of Pharmaceutical Bio-products Research Dep ., City of Scientific Research and Technology Applications, Alex., Egypt. Her main research interests are using plant tissue culture and genetic engineering techniques to conserve rare and endangered plant species, as well as enhancement in the productivity of important pharmaceutical compounds from plants. She is working in several projects dealing with the production of antiviral , anticancer and antioxidant compounds f rom plants using in-vitro cultures.
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