Osama M. Ahmed

Osama M. Ahmed | Editor

Affilation: Beni-Suef University, Egypt

Prof. Dr. Osama M. Ahmed Professor of Physiology, Head of Zoology Department, Beni-Suef University, Egypt. I have completed my M. Sc. and Ph. D. in the field of experimental diabetes mellitus and the treatment with medicinal plant extracts and plant constituents in Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt at 1997 and 2000 respectively. In my post-doctor research, I have also been interested in the same trend in addition to carcinogenicity and toxicity studies and the treatment of these experimental diseases with plant and algae extracts and constituents. I have collaborated with our colleagues in Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Beni-Suef University in many projects concerning the isolation and identification as well as testing the biological effects of the plant constituents. In addition, I have also co-operated with our colleagues in Organic Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University for the assessment of the anti-tumor and anti-diabetic efficacies of novel synthetic compounds. In our studies with regard to cancer, we have investigated the effects on tumour cell proliferation and apoptosis by measuring apoptotic and anti-apoptotic markers. We use different techniques (Molecular Biology techniques, ELISA and immunohistochemistry) to assess the effects on the expression and levels of these markers). In these publications, we have assessed the anticarcinogenic, ant-proliferative and apoptotic effects both in vitro and in vivo. I have many publications (70 published articles) in international journals in the field of diabetes mellitus and other diseases as cancer and drug-induced toxicity as well as the anti-diabetic and anti-carcinogenic effects of plant and algal extracts and constituents. I supervised many M. Sc. and PhD theses (53 theses) in the trend of the experimental chemical carcinogenesis, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity and diabetes mellitus and the treatment of these experimental models of diseases with algal and plant extracts and constituents. I have examined many theses in Egypt and other countries. I have collaborated with other investigators in many projects concerned with diabetes mellitus, adiposity and carcinogenesis. I have published two book chapters. I act as a reviewer in many international journals and I have membership in many societies and committees. The CV which reveals the full history is below-mentioned.

Research Interest

Studies on Experimentally-induced type 1 and 2 diabetes and its treatment with medicinal plants and plant constituents Hepatotoxicity and anti-tumor activities. Experimentally-induced hypo- and hyper-thyroidism. Chemically-induced carcinogenicity and the treatment of cancer with natural  products and newly synthesized organic compounds.