Prof. Hany A. El-Shemy received his two PhD degrees in Biochemistry and Genetic Engineering from the University of Cairo, Egypt and University of Hiroshima, Japan. He became an assistant professor in the Biochemistry Department of Cairo University, Egypt, from Sept. 1996 and advanced to associate professor in Sept. 2002 as well as a full professor in March 2007. His research interests are in the fields of plant biotechnology and medicinal plants (Molecular Biology). He registered 2 patents, wrote 12 international books, published more than 90 SCI journal papers and 45 conference presentations, and served as the technique committee member as well as chair in many international conferences and the editor in BMC Genomics as well as in Current Issues in Molecular Biology, and also a reviewer for more than 25 SCI cited journals. He received several awards, including State Prize awarded from the Academy of Science, Egypt (2004); Young Arab Researcher Prize awarded from Schuman Foundation, Jordan (2005); State Excellence Prize from the Academy of Science, Egypt (2011 and 2018); and Cairo University Prizes (2007, 2010, and 2014). He served as an expert for African Regional Center for Technology, Dakar, Senegal, plus a visiting professor at Pan African University, African Union, Nairobi, Kenya. He was appointed acting vice president of the Academy of Science and Technology from November 2013 to November 2014, Egypt. He was also a dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University from 2014 to 2017.