Dr. Menattallah Elserafy Affiliate of the African Academy of Sciences-AAS


Dr. Menattallah Elserafy was selected among the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) 40 promising researchers for its sixth cohort of the Affiliates Membership Programme. The programme is designed to recognise, mentor and develop early career researchers into world class research leaders.

According to the AAS, the 40 Affiliates were selected from over 200 competitive applicants who responded to the 2020 Call for AAS Affiliates. They join an existing network of 127 Affiliates drawn from various African countries and across several scientific disciplines. AAS Affiliates are zealous researchers who strengthen and build the scientific community by being innovators, reviewers, supervisors, mentors, lecturers, volunteers, policy advisors, and members of professional associations. During their five-year membership, they will receive professional development support in grant writing, publishing, science communication, collaborative research, scientific leadership, and entrepreneurship, mentoring and networking.
Menattallah Elserafy is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Genomics, Zewail City of Science and Technology (ZC). She utilizes budding yeast as a model organism to investigate molecular mechanisms and employs bioinformatics approaches to relate the findings to patients.
Menattallah did her MSc and Ph.D. at Heidelberg University in Germany.She started her postdoctoral time at the Center for Genomics in 2015 and was appointed as a faculty member in 2020. During her postdoctoral time, she received the L’Oreal-UNESCO fellowship for women in science, Egypt and Levant in addition to the International Rising Talents fellowship by L’Oreal-UNESCO. She was also selected by COMSTECH to attend the 68th Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physiology and medicine, in Lindau, Germany. Moreover, she received the CRP-ICGEB Early Career Return Grant, The Re-integration grant of the Egyptian Science and Technology Development (STDF) and the joint ASRT-BA fund by The Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). Menattallah is also a global young academy member and a co-lead for the women in science working group. She is also a Next Einstein forum fellow.