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Hany Anany

Hany Anany is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety, Food Science Department of University of Guelph, Canada. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science at Ain Shams University, Egypt. Dr. Anany achieved his Bachelor of Science (BSc) with Honours in 1996 and his Masters of Science (MSc) in Microbiology in 2003 from Ain Shams University, Egypt. In 2010, he completed his PhD in Food Science at University of Guelph, Canada. He is involved in several research projects that use bacteriophages to enhance food safety since 2006. Dr. Anany’s current research areas involve isolation and genome characterization of bacteriophages for taxonomical and application purposes. He is investigating the use of non-immobilized and immobilized bacteriophages to control and detect various foodborne pathogens including, but not limited to, E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella and Salmonella spp.. He is combining phages with other molecular techniques such as RTPCR and BART-LAMP to enhance the detection sensitivity and specificity of different pathogens. He is also studying the effect of the development of resistance against the lytic phages on the virulence fitness of different pathogens. He has 24 publications and presentations globally, including peer reviewed scientific papers, book chapters, abstracts in conference proceedings and meetings in various topics in Food Microbiology. Dr. Anany has given 8 invited talks at both national and international conferences and meetings.

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