Dr. Shymaa Enany is an Associate Professor of Microbiology, at Suez Canal University, Egypt, and is currently working at Armed Forces College of Medicine, Egypt. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Medical Sciences, Niigata University, Japan. She completed her post-doctoral studies in the United States and Japan. Dr. Enany was one of the first Arab scientists to apply bacterial proteomic techniques to reveal good markers for microbes spreading in the community. She has received many awards for her scientific contributions, including the 2021 International Science Council Award for Early Career Scientist in Africa, the 2019 Egyptian state encouragement prize for women in the field of health and pharmaceutical sciences, and the 2018 World Academy of Sciences Young Arab Scientist Prize in Medical Sciences.