“Dr. Ramy K. Aziz is currently the head of the Microbiology and Immunology research program at the Children’s Cancer Hospital of Egypt and a professor at the department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, which he chaired from 2016-2021. He holds a PhD in microbiology and immunology from the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center in Memphis TN, and has performed postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago, San Diego State University, and the University of California San Diego. His research interests span molecular epidemiology, systems biology and genomics of microbial pathogens, microbial, viral, and bacteriophage genomics and metagenomics, resistome and microbiome analysis, and pharmacomicrobiomics.
Through the past 20 years, he published 100 peer-reviewed articles, a book, nine book sections, three editorials, and he maintains two bioinformatics databases and a few blogs for science communication and transformative education.
He received funding from the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology to establish an Egyptian Genome and Microbiome Center at Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, to establish a “Hospital Microbiome Project” to monitor two Egyptian hospitals for microbial spread and the transfer of antimicrobial genes within them, and lately to study the immunogenetics of COVID vaccines.
In 2020, he was appointed a member of the Cairo University anti-COVID task force and of the Ministry of Higher Education’s committee for COVID research.