Dr Mahmoud ElHefnawi is the the Biomedical informatics and Chemoinformatics group leader at the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Sciences(CEAS) and Informatics and Systems Department, National Research Centre NRC). Also, he was a part time Researcher and adjunct faculty at the American University in Cairo and Egyptian JapaneseUniversity for Science and Technology (EJUST). He cofounded the Information Technology Institute (ITI) bioinformatics track. Many publications on topics including rational drug design, docking, and optimizing gene therapy for Influenza, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and different cancers, structural bioinformatics and motif predictions applications in virology, and applications of phylogenetic analysis. These were in reputed journals like Bioinformatics (Oxford University Press), PLOS1 (Public library of science), journal of molecular recognition, European journal of medicinal chemistry, and Virology Journal.