Dr. Amr Farouk Abdelkhalik

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Dr. Abdelkhalik was born on the 21st of April 1970. He got his Ph.D. in plant genetics from Nihon University, Japan in 2005. Since 2010 till present, Abdelkhlaik is working as a senior associate professor, Egyptian Agriculture Research Center, Rice Research Department. In 2008, Dr. Abdelkhalik has been appointed as an Advisor to the Minister of Scientific Research. He also joined the Ministry of Agriculture as a Head of COMESA Office in Cairo starting February 2011where he developed several strategies to enhance Agricultural cooperation with the African Countries. In August 2012, Dr. Amr Abdelkhalik was in charge of knowledge based SMEs, Technology Transfer Offices, partnership with industry, Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization, as he was appointed as assistant to the president of Scientific Research and Technology. Dr. Abdelkhalik has been appointed as the member responsible for the National Initiatives in the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF).

In May 2014 till October 2016, Dr. Amr has been appointed as the supervisor of the Regional Research Centers and Manager of National Campaigns and Initiatives Programs in the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT). In October 2016 till present, Abdelkhalik has been appointed as assistant to the president of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology. Abdelkhalik has led several to support the production of several strategic crops in Egypt as wheat. maize , rice and cotton, this is in addition to several other initiatives to connect scientific research with industry.