Wael N. Hozzein
Prof. Wael N. Hozzein is a professor of microbiology at the Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Egypt. He received his PhD from Cairo University, Egypt, in 2003, and then 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 vast experience in the field of bacterial taxonomy with research interests in microbial biodiversity and applications. Prof. Hozzein is the author of more than 140 publications and a guest editor and reviewer for several international journals. Additionally, he has been involved in many academic activities and educational reform projects and initiatives. He has been the principal investigator for several funded grants and has also received several awards, for example the State Encouragement Prize in Biological Sciences for 2015, Egypt.