Research News

Unraveling the Mystery of DNA Attacks in Cells’ Powerhouse could Pave Way for New Cancer Treatments

Work led by Dr Sherif El-Khamisy, Director of the Center of Genomics at Zewail City & Chair of Molecular Medicine at the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with the University of Sussex, University of Newcastle and St Jude hospital in the US unravels the mystery of DNA attacks in cells’ powerhouse - the mitochondria -  providing novel avenues to tackle neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.

New Droplet-on-Tape Method Assists Biochemical Research at X-Ray Lasers

Dr. Muhammed Amin, Assistant Professor at the Center for Photonics and Smart Materials in Zewail City of Science and Technology with a team of researchers from different research labs has published a scientific paper in Nature Methods in the field of x-ray free-electron lasers.


Zewail City Scientists Develop Novel Nano-structured Biosensor for Glucose Detection

In an interdisciplinary initiative led by Prof. Ibrahim El-Sherbiny, Joint Director of the Center for Materials Science (CMS) in collaboration with the Center for Nanotechnology (CNT) at Zewail City for Science and Technology, researchers developed a promisingrapid, and highly efficient electrochemical biosensor mainly used for quantitative analysis of glucose concentration in patients’ blood samples.

Zewail City Scientists Developed Affordable Diagnostic Kit for Hepatitis C

Researchers used gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and HCV's specific genomic signature

Researchers Identify Potential Reason behind Colorectal Cancer Resistance to Chemotherapy

The researchers discovered that a specific modification in a protein called histone that wraps the DNA made repair much faster in cancer cells, which resulted in therapy resistance.

Anchoring gold Nanoparticles within the Backbone of POPs to Control their Catalytic Activity

 A novel pathway to immobilize gold (Au) nanoparticles within microporous organic polymers

A Novel Way to Construct Graphene-porous Organic Polymer Composite for Electrocatalytic Conversion of CO2

Researchers combined graphene and POP for application in the electrocatalytic conversion of CO2

New Stable Natural Drug Nanoformulation Brings Hope for Diabetes Type 2 Patients

Researchers encapsulated Silymarin in nano-sized particles

Zewail City: Innovative Porous Polymers for Photochemical Catalytic Applications in Energy and Environment

Development of novel pathway to construct platform solids for applications in photochemical heterogeneous catalysis.

New Hope for Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Novel therapeutic nano-formulation with potential for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

An Inhibitor Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease May Hold Promise in Suppressing Doxorubicin Cardiotoxicity

In a new research paper, a group of Zewail City researchers investigate new inhibitors that could suppress the doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity.

Zewail City Researchers Develop New Smart Wound Dressing

A team of Zewail City researchers, led by Dr. Ibrahim El-Sherbiny, professor of nanomaterials and joint director of the Center for Materials Science, developed a new kind of nanoparticles-in-nanofibers wound dressing that could deliver drugs and confer healing in a single-dose.

Fragrance Ingredient May Hold Promise in Personalized Medicine

Zewail City’s researchers identify a compound commonly used in perfume manufacturing as a novel DNA repair inhibitor

Zewail City Professor a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Prof. Sherif El-Khamisy has been admitted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


ASRT Honors Zewail City’s Professors with the 2015/2016 State Incentive Award

Prof. Reem Arafa, professor of biomedical sciences at Zewail City, was awarded the Advanced Technological Sciences Award for Medical Sciences