Prof. Wael N. Hozzein is a professor of Microbiology at Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Egypt. He received his PhD from Cairo University, Egypt in 2003. After that he worked as a visiting scientist at Newcastle University, UK and Michigan State University, USA. Recently, he worked as the chair professor of the Bioproducts Research Chair, at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He has a vast experience in the field of bacterial taxonomy with research interests in microbial biodiversity and applications. Prof. Hozzein is an author of more than 100 publications and he is a guest editor, editorial board member and reviewer for several international journals. He has been the principal investigator for several funded grants and has also received several awards among which the State Encouragement Prize in Biological Sciences for 2015, Egypt. Prof. Hozzein has been involved in many academic activities and educational reform projects and initiatives.