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Ms. Nadia Okasha | Biochemistry | Young Scientist Award

Ms. Nadia Okasha, College of Biotechnology, Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt

πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ Nadia I. Okasha, an Egyptian biotechnologist, holds a BSc in Biotechnology with honors and an MSc in Environmental Biotechnology. Her research focuses on antiviral compounds from Egyptian marine life. With expertise in molecular techniques and statistical analysis, she contributes to academia as an Assistant Lecturer, while also engaging in various workshops and committees. Fluent in Arabic and English, Nadia’s interests span scientific research, presentation skills, and athletics, including high jump. Passionate about learning and knitting, she brings a dynamic blend of skills to her pursuits.

Publication Profile:

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Education:

πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ Nadia Okasha is a dedicated biotechnologist with a BSc in Biotechnology from Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), achieving top honors with a GPA of 4 and ranking 2nd out of 163 students. She furthered her education with an MSc in Environmental Biotechnology, specializing in extracting and identifying potential antiviral compounds from Egyptian starfish, targeting MERS-CoV and H1N1. Complementing her academic journey, Nadia has undertaken pre-master courses in diverse fields like nanotechnology and bioremediation. Engaging in workshops ranging from statistical analysis to molecular docking, she is adept at scientific research and communication, enhancing her expertise in bioengineering. πŸ§¬πŸ“š

Working Experience:

πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ Nadia I. Okasha, an Egyptian Assistant Lecturer, brings a wealth of academic and practical experience to her role. With a background in Biotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology, Nadia excels in various laboratory techniques, including antiviral assays, karyotyping, and electrophoresis. Her diverse skill set extends to plant tissue culture, microbiology, and chromatography techniques. Adept in scientific research, Nadia has a keen eye for detail and proficiency in computational tools like molecular docking and molecular modeling systems. Her six-month training at El Motamyz Laboratory enhanced her expertise in real-time PCR and medical analysis. As a Teaching Assistant at Misr University for Science and Technology, she actively contributes to students’ learning and academic development. Notably, Nadia organized the “2nd International Biotechnology Conference,” demonstrating her leadership and organizational skills. Fluent in Arabic and English, she possesses excellent presentation skills and is passionate about continuous learning, sports, and knitwear work.

Research Focus:

πŸ”¬ Nadia I. Okasha’s research focuses on identifying potential antiviral compounds from Egyptian sea stars, particularly targeting seasonal influenza A/H1N1 virus. Her work, published in the Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, demonstrates her dedication to exploring natural sources for pharmaceutical development. By investigating the antiviral properties of sea star extracts, Nadia contributes to the advancement of medical science, aiming to combat prevalent viral infections. Her research aligns with biotechnology and pharmaceutical sciences, aiming to harness the rich biodiversity of marine organisms for therapeutic purposes. Through this endeavor, Nadia exemplifies the interdisciplinary nature of biotechnological research and its potential in addressing global health challenges. 🌊🌟

Publication Top Note:

Identification of potential antiviral compounds from Egyptian sea stars against seasonal influenza A/H1N1 virus

 

Nadia Okasha | Biochemistry | Young Scientist Award

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