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Ahmed El Newishy

Ahmed El Newishy



Professor Ahmed El-Newishy got his PhD. degree from Cairo University in the field of laser science and biotechnology. His interests are how light can be used in effective diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Professor ElNewishy got the encouragement prize by Cairo University in biological science.

He was at Oxford University as a visiting postdoctoral fellow at Chemistry Research Laboratory with Diamond synchrotron for seeking effective antibiotics against resistant strains, Then moved to the United States where he worked as a research scientist at Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School for two years before going back to his home institute at Cairo University.


  • Ph.D Philosophy in Laser science and Biotechnology Major: Laser Science and Biotechnology, Cairo University. Sept. 2006 – Sept. 2010.
  • MS.c of Science in Biotechnology. Major: Laser Science and Biotechnology, Cairo University. Oct. 2002 – June 2006.
  • Diploma in Laser Sciences (Biotechnology). 2001-2002.
  • Pre Master studies in Immunology and Parasitology, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt. 1999-2000.
  • BSc of Science in Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Chemistry – Zoology Departments, Cairo University, Egypt. 1995-1999.


  • Exploiting LIBS as a spectrochemical analytical technique in diagnosis of some types of human malignancies. (2010) Talanta 82 (2), 495-50.
  • Potassium iodide potentiates antimicrobial photodynamic inactivation mediated by rose bengal in vitro and in vivo studies. (2017) Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 61 (7)
  • Comparative study between the photodynamic ability of gold and silver nanoparticles in mediating cell death in breast and lung cancer cell lines. (2015) Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 153, 67-75.
  • Potentiation by potassium iodide reveals that the anionic porphyrin TPPS4 is a surprisingly effective photosensitizer for antimicrobial photodynamic inactivation. (2018) Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 178, 277-286.
  • N‐dihydrogalacto chitosan as a potent immune activator for dendritic cells. (2017) Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 105 (4), 963-972
  • Structure activity relationship studies on rhodanines and derived enethiol inhibitors of metallo-β-lactamases. (2018) Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 26 (11), 2928-2936

Area Of Research

  • Biotechnology
  • Photochemistry
  • Photomedicine


Member of Professional societies such as; OSA, SPIE & ALC.

Member of The Egyptian society of experimental biology and The Egyptian syndicate of scientific professions.

Job Grades

  • Medical Representative – EIPICO. June-2000 l June-2001.
  • Quality Assurance Chemist – Nestle Egypt S.A.E,Cairo, Egypt. June 1999 – June 2000.

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor – National Institute of Laser Enhanced Science, Cairo University. 2016 l Current
  • Research Scientist and visiting lecturer at the Wellman center for photomedicine, Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. 2015 l 2017
  • Visiting Postdoc researcher at Chemistry Research Laboratory, Oxford University, UK. 2014 l 2015
  • Post-doctoral researcher, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Laser Research Center, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 2013 l 2014
  • Post-doctoral researcher Center of Molecular biomedicine, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. 2012
  • Post-doctoral Fellow – Faculty of Health Sciences and the Laser Research Center, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 2010 l 2010


  • Supervised 4 master students and 1 Ph.D. student.
  • During his postdoctoral fellowship at University of Johannesburg, South Africa Mentored;
    3 South African Ph.D. Student.
    1 Gabonese Ph.D. Student.
    1 master student.
  • During his postdoctoral fellowship at Oxford University, UK, Mentored;
    1 Turkish master student.

Awards / Honorable Mentions

  • Best Ph.D thesis from Cairo University in 2012.
  • Cairo University Encouragement prize in biological science 2018.