Prof. Hany A. El-Shemy received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Cairo, Egypt, and a Ph.D. in Genetic Engineering from the University of Hiroshima, Japan. He holds two patents and has written thirteen international books. He has also published more than 100 SCI journal papers and 55 conference presentations. Dr. El-Shemy was a technique committee member as well as chair of many international conferences. He has also served as editor for journals including PLOS ONE, BMC Genomics, and Current Issues in Molecular Biology. He has received several awards, including state prizes from the Academy of Science, Egypt (2004, 2012, and 2018), the Young Arab Researcher prize from the Shuman Foundation, Jordan (2005), and Cairo University Prizes (2007, 2010, and 2014). He served as an expert for the African Regional Center of Technology, Dakar, Senegal, as well as a visiting professor at Pan African University, African Union. He served as vice president of the Academy of Science and Technology, Egypt, from 2013 to 2014. Since 2014 he has been the dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University. In 2018, he was elected a fellow of the African Academy of Science.