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Walid El-Sharoud

Walid El-Sharoud is a professor at Mansoura University, whose current research interests focus on synthetic biology. During his PhD study at the University of Reading (UK), Walid examined the role of ribosome-associated proteins in the protection of bacteria under stress. This work directed his interest into the precision and high efficiency of natural molecular machines including the ribosome, which intersected with the emergence of the striking field of synthetic biology. Walid currently attempts to exploit the tools of synthetic biology for the creation of bio-inspired nano-machines. He has published his work in relevant peer-reviewed journals, edited a textbook and acts as the biology editor of the long-standing British journal Science Progress. Walid was the recipient of the TWAS-ARO prize for the best young Arab scientist in biology and new life sciences in 2009.