Professor Ahmed Moustafa

Professor Ahmed Moustafa was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2021. As a fellow, Professor Ahmed Moustafa contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

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Dr. Ahmed Moustafa graduated with a B.Sc. in computer science from Alexandria University. Then he earned his Ph.D. in computational genetics from the University of Iowa. After that, Dr. Moustafa conducted his postdoctoral fellowship at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). Afterward, he joined the American University in Cairo (AUC) as a bioinformatics faculty member in the Department of Biology. Then, Dr. Moustafa served as the director of the Biotechnology Graduate Program. Currently, he is serving as the chair of the Biology Department at AUC. In addition, Dr. Moustafa is affiliated with JCVI as an adjunct scientist. He is also the head of the bioinformatics department at the Egypt Center for Research and Regenerative Medicine (ECRRM). More recently, Dr. Moustafa was elected to the national Egyptian Genome Project (EGP) scientific committee. Dr. Moustafa’s work spans environmental microbial genomics to human genomics and the microbiome, employing machine learning and genome analytics to elucidate functional characteristics of our genetic blueprints and our surrounding organisms. Dr. Moustafa has published more than fifty articles in prominent scientific journals. In addition, Dr. Moustafa contributed to developing open-source bioinformatics tools and methodologies, as well as training materials and courses. Besides scientific research, his other passion is teaching young researchers and providing education in bioinformatics and genome data science.