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Dr. Shawky Abd El-Hamied Bekheet

  • Name: Shawky Abd El-Hamied Bekheet
  • Address: Plant Biotechnology Department, National Research Center (NRC), Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
  • Telephone:002-02-33322408 (Work)
  • Telephone: 002-040-9112791 (Home)
  • Fax: 002-02-3370931
  • Mobile:002- 0101087462
  • E-mail: shawky005@yahoo.com
Shawky Abd El-Hamied Bekheet, Egypt .

  • Education:
    1. B.Sc. Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1982.
    2. M.Sc. Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University., Egypt, 1992
    3. Ph.D. Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University., Egypt, 1997

     
  • Positions :
    1. Researcher Assistant, Plant Cell & Tissue Culture Dept., NRC (1987-1992).
    2. Associate Researcher, Plant Cell & Tissue Culture Dept., NRC (1992- 1997).
    3. Researcher, Plant Cell & Tissue Culture Dept., NRC (1998- 2002).
    4. Associate Prefessor, Plant Biotechnology Dept. NRC (2003 - 2008).
    5. Professor of Plant Biotechnology , NRC (since 30 March, 2008).

     
  • Awards :
    National Research Center prize for scientific encrougment in biology, (2002).
     
  • Memberships :
    1. Egyptian Society of Genetics Engineering and Biotechnology.
    2. Egyptian Society for Genetics and Cytology.
    3. Egyptian Society for Biotechnology

     
  • Training and Scientific Mission :
    1. Regional Training Course on Tissue Culture and Micropropagation in Plants with Special Emphasis on Date Palm. AGERI, Egypt. May, 2-12, 1994.
    2. Plant Biotechnology and Biosafety. NRC & ICGEB, Egypt. 14-24 October, 1995.
    3. Application of Biotechnology in Biocontrol. Univ. of Alex Research Center, Egypt. 9- 14, December, 1995.
    4. Micropropagation and Related Techniques for the Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources and the Improvement of Crops. DSE, Germany. 11/January- 11/May, 1996
    5. Short training visits in Pavia Univ., Italy, 1-15 May 1999.
    6. The Second Tissue Culture Workshop and its Prospects in Agricultural Investment in Arab Countries. Al-Ain, UAE,12-14 June-2005.
    7. Knowledge Sharing for Local Development in the South: Examples of Successful Applications of knowledge Networks in the South. Trieste, Italy, 4-6 July 2005.
    8. The second German/Egyptian workshop: Better Plant for Better Life. Braunschweig, Germany. 10-12/ 12/ 2007.

     
  • Memberships :
    1. The First International Conference on Date Palm, held in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates on March 8-10, 1998.
    2. The International Conference on Date Palm. Assiut Univ., Assiut, Egypt, November, 9-11/1999.
    3. The Second International Conference on Date Palm , held in Al -Ain, United Arab Emirates on March 25- 27, 2001.
    4. The First Conference on Biotechnology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 22-24 December , 2001 .
    5. The 6th National Conference on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Their Role in Development and Environment, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Cairo, Egypt, October 3-5, 2004.
    6. The International Conference on Desert Biome Management, Development and Improvement, Inst. Of African Res.& Studies , Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 20-21 December, 2004.
    7. Third International Date Palm Conference (TIDPC).19- 21 February, 2006.Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
    8. The Fourth Symposium on Date Palm in Saudi Arabia (Challenges of Proccessing, Marketing and Pest Control), King Faisal University, Al Hassa. 5-8 May 2007.

     
  • Research Projects:
    1. Semi - industrial production of virus free potato seeds through tissue culture techniques, National Research Center (NRC), 1990-1992. (member).
    2. Improvement of asparagus and non - traditional crops. Fac., Agric., Ain-Shams University, 1991-1992. (member).
    3. Improvement of globe artichoke development. FAO, 1995-1997. (member).
    4. In vitro multiplication, molecular characterization and sex determination of date palm. ICGEB, 1997-2000. (member).
    5. Economic production of antinoplastic (Anticancer) alkaloids through biotechnological techniques from Egyptian Catharanthus rouses. Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT), 1998- 2002. (member).
    6. In vitro propagation and molecular characterization of Egyptian Date palm, ASRT, 1998- 2002. (Extension, 2003-2007).
    7. Commercial production of some cut flower crops using plant biotechnology techniques. NRC, 2001-2003. (Co-Principal Investigator).
    8. In vitro selection and molecular charecterization of cell lines tolerant for salt and drought of onion. NRC, 2001-2003. (Principal Investigator).
    9. Production of genetically engineered resistant tomato plants to Tomato Mosic Virus (TMV). NRC, 2004-2007. (member ).
    10. Application of plant biotechnology techniques for the production of the pharmaceutical products i.e. Cardiac glycosides, curcumin, cynarin and hypericin from some medicinal and aromatic plants. NRC, 2004-2007. (Co-Principal Investigator).
    11. Production of Plant-derived vaccines against hepatitis C viruses By: The Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA), 2004-2006. (member).
    12. Use of gene transfer techniques for production of new banana variety tolerant to nematodes. NRC, 2004-2007. ( member).
    13. Production of insect resistant transgenic sugarbeet expressing Bacillus thuringiensis toxins. ICGEB, 2006-2008. (Principal Investigator).

     
  • List of publications:
      In Conferences:
    1. M. K. El-Bahr ; A. M. El-Gizawy ; H.A. Moursy and S. A. Bekheet (1993). Factors affecting the establishment of in vitro globe artichoke cultures. 4th Conf. Agric. Dev. Res., Ain Shams Univ. ,Cairo ,Annals Agric. Sci. Sp.Issue.Vol.2, 751-764.
       
    2. A.M. El-Gizawy ; M. K. El-Bahr ; I. I. El-Oksh and S. A. Bekheet. (1993). In vitro multiplication of Globe artichoke. 4th Agric. Dev. Res., Ain-Shams Univ., Cairo, Annals Agric. Sci. Sp. Issue, Vol 2,765-777.
       
    3. S. A. Bekheet and M.M. Saker (1998). In vitro propagation of Egyptian date palm: II-Direct and indirect shoot proliferation from shoot-tip explants of Phoenix dactylifera L. cv. Zaghlool. The first international conference on date palm, Fac., of Agric. Sci., United Arab Emirates Univ., March 8-10.
       
    4. S. A. Bekheet, (2004). Utilization of plant biotechnology applications in cultivation of arid land in Egypt. The International Conference on Desert Biome Management, Development and Improvement., Inst. Of African Res.& Studies, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 20-21 December.
       
    5. S. A. Bekheet (2007). In vitro conservation of date palm germplasm. The Fourth Symposium on Date Palm in Saudi Arabia (Challenges of Processing, Marketing and Pest Control), King Faisal University, Al Hassa, Saudi Arabia. 5-8 May.
       
    6. H.S. Taha.; S.A. Bekheet and M.K. El-Bahr (2007). Micropropagation of three Egyptian date palm dry cultivars: in vitro rooting and ex-vitro acclimatization. The Fourth Symposium on Date Palm in Saudi Arabia (Challenges of Processing, Marketing and Pest Control), King Faisal University, Al Hassa, Saudi Arabia. 5-8 May.

      In Journals:
    1. M.M. Saker; H.A. Moursy and S. A. Bekheet (1997). In vitro propagation of Egyptian date palm: I- Morphogenic responses of immature embryo. Bull. Fac. Agric., Univ., Cairo, 49: 203-214.
       
    2. S.A. Bekheet (1999). In vitro propagation of Asparagus officinalis. Egypt. J. Hort., 26, No 2, pp. 237-248.
       
    3. S.A. Bekheet and M.M. Saker (1999). Rapid mass propagation of Banana. Bull. NRC, Egypt, 24, No, 2, pp. 221-232.
       
    4. M.M.Saker; S.A. Bekheet; H. S. Taha and A.A. Reda (1999). In vitro propagation of papaya (Carica papaya L.). Arab. J. Biotech. 2(2): 235-244.
       
    5. A. El-Sawy and S. A. Bekheet (1999). Propagation of Dieffenbachia through tissue culture. Egypt. J. Bot. No.1, pp. 97-107.
       
    6. S. A. Bekheet (2000). In vitro preservation of Asparagus officinalis. Biologia Plantarum, 43 (2):179-183.
       
    7. S.A. Bekheet; H. S. Taha and A. A. Reda (2000).Callus induction, organogenesis and regeneration of Asparagus officinalis. Egypt. J. Appl. Sci., 15(3): 59-68.
       
    8. A. El-Sawy; S. A. Bekheet and Y. A. Hossny. (2000). A Protocol for micropropagation of Dracaena marginata. Egypt. J. Hort., 27, No 1 pp. 29-40.
       
    9. S. A. Bekheet (2000). Plant regeneration through somatic embryogenesis of Asparagus officinalis. Egypt. J. Hort., 27, No. 2, 131-140.
       
    10. M. M. Saker; S. A. Bekheet ; H. S. Taha; A. S. Fahmy and H. A. Moursy. (2000). Detection of somaclonal variations in tissue culture-derived date palm plants using isoenzyme analysis and RAPD fingerprints. Biologia Plantarum, 43 (3):347-351.
       
    11. Kh. A. OkashaM.K.; El-Bahr; A.A. El-Kazzaz and S. A. Bekheet (2000). Improvement of in vitro propagation of Globe artichoke. Bull. N.R.C, Egypt, 25 ( 3): 307-321.
       
    12. S. A. Bekheet ;H. S. Taha E. S. Sawires and M. K. El-Bahr. (2000). Salt stress in tissue cultures of Asparagus officinalis. Egypt. J. Hort. 27(3): 275-287.
       
    13. S. A. Bekheet ; M. M. Saker ; H.S. Taha , and H.A. Moursy. (2001). Plant regeneration via somatic embryogenesis of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.). Arab J. Biotech. 4 (1): 111-118.
       
    14. H. S. Taha; S. A. Bekheet and M. M. Saker (2001). Factors affecting the multiplication of in vitro date palm bud cultures. Biologia Plantarum, 44 (3): 431-433.
       
    15. S.A. Bekheet ; H.S Taha and M.M Saker. (2001). In vitro long-term storage of date palm. Biologia Plantarum, 45 (1) :121-124.
       
    16. M.K. EL-Bahr.; Kh. A. Okasha and S.A. Bekheet (2001). In vitro morphogenesis of Globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.). Arab J. Biotech., 4 (1): 119 - 128.
       
    17. M.K. El-Bahr; Kh. A. Okasha and S. A. Bekheet (2001). Effect of salt stress on callus cultures of Globe artichoke. Arab Univ. J. Agric. Sci., Ain Shams Univ. Cairo, 9 (2): 783 - 792.
       
    18. S.M. El- Miniawy; S. A. Bekheet and M. K. El-Bahr. (2002). Protoplast isolation and culture in strawberry (Fragaria X aannanas). Bull. NRC, Egypt, 27(3):375-384.
       
    19. H. S. Taha; S. A. Bekheet.; M. K. El-Bahr and E. El-Habba. (2002). Production of tropane alkaloid in cell cultures of Egyptian henbane (Hyoscyamus muticus L.). Annals Agric., Sci, Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, 47(1), 55-69.
       
    20. S. A. Bekheet, H. S. Taha, M.M. Saker and H A Moursy (2002). A synthetic seed system of date palm through somatic embryos encapsulation. Annals Agric., Sci, Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, 47 (1):325-337.
       
    21. H. S. Taha , S. A. Bekheet and M.K. El-Bahr.(2003). Alternative approach for micropropagation of the date palm c.v Zaghlool. Arab J. Biotech, 6 (1): 103-112.
       
    22. M.K.El-Bahr, H. S. Taha and S. A. Bekheet. (2003) . In vitro propagation of Egyptian date palm cv Zaghlool: 1. In vitro rooting and ex-vitro acclimatization. Arab Univ. J. Agric. Sci., Ain Shams Uiv., Cairo, 11 (2): 689-699.
       
    23. Bekheet, S. A. (2004). Micropropagation of garlic ( Allium sativum L.). Annals Agric. Sci., Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, 49 (1): 223-232.
       
    24. S. A. Bekheet; A. El-Sawy. And M. E. Solliman ( 2004 ). Induction of somatic embryogenesis in onion using immature flower buds. Annals Agric. Sci., Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, 49 (1): 233-242.
       
    25. S.A. Bekheet (2004). Production of haploid plants of onion through in vitro gynogenesis. Arab Univ. J. Agric. Sci., Ain Shams Uiv.,Cairo,12 (2): 721-733.
       
    26. S.A. Bekheet and R.A. El-Mergawi (2004). Factors affecting cell growth and production of sennoside in suspension cultures of Cassia angustifolia L. Arab Univ. J. Agric. Sci., Ain Shams Uiv., Cairo, 12 (2): 749-759.
       
    27. S.A. Bekheet; H.S.Taha, and M. K. El-Bahr (2005). Preservation of date palm cultures using encapsulated somatic embryos. Arab J. Biotechnology, 8 (2): 319-328.
       
    28. A.A. El-Ashry ; A. D. Shaltout; M.K. El-Bahr; A. A. Awad and S.A. Bekheet. (2006). Propagation of some fig cultivars using tissue culture technique. Research Bulletin, Ain Shams Univ. pp.1-15.
       
    29. S. A. Bekheet (2006). A synthetic seed method through encapsulation of in vitro proliferated bulblets of garlic (Allium sativum L). Arab J. Biotechnology. 9 (3): 415-426.
       
    30. S. A. Bekheet.; H.S. Taha H.S.; and M.E. Solliman. (2006). Salt tolerance in tissue cultures of onion (Allium cepa L.). Arab J. Biotechnology. 9 (3): 467-476.
       
    31. S. A. Bekheet, H.S.Taha; M.E.Solliman, N.A. Hassan (2007). Cryopreservation of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cultured in vitro. Acta Horticulturae, 736: 283-291.
       
    32. S. A. Bekheet; H.S.Taha and M.E. Solliman. (2007). In vitro differentiation of zygotic lines of date palm: biochemical and molecular approaches for sex determination. Acta Horticulturae, 736: 117-125.
       
    33. El-Sawy, A.; Bekheet S. A. and Ibrahim U.A. (2007). Morphological and molecular characterization of potato microtubers production on coumarin inducing medium. International J. Agric. Biol. 9 (5): 675-680.
       
    34. S. A. Bekheet and M.E.Solliman (2007). An efficient transformation system for sugarbeet mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. J. Food, Agriculture & Environment. 5 (3-4): 189-193.
       
    35. H.S.Taha; A.M. El-Sawy. and S. A. Bekheet (2007). In vitro Studies on Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) and enhancement of inulin production. J. Applied Sciences Research, 3 (9) : 853- 858.
       
    36. S. A. Bekheet.; H. S. Taha and M. A. Matter. (2007). In vitro regeneration of sugarbeet propagules and molecular analysis of the regenerants. Arab J. Biotechnology. 10 (2): 321-332.
       
    37. S. A. Bekheet (2007). In vitro preservation of Globe artichoke germplasm. Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech. 17(1): 1-9.
       
    38. M. A. Abou Dahab; M.K. El-Bahr; H.S. Taha; A.M. Habib; S. A. Bekheet; A.M. Gabr and A. Refaat (2007). Cytotoxic activity of Taxodium calli extracts on rat liver cells. J. Applied Science Research, 3 (12): 1987- 1996.
       
    39. Rady, M.R. and S. A. Bekheet (2008). The potential of slow growth conditions in preservation of Gypsophila paniculata grown in vitro. (In publication).
       
    40. S. A. Bekheet and M.M. Saker (2008).Towards production of sugarbeet clones resistant to insect: engineering of plants with Bt gene. (In publication

     
New Publications
The Arab Scientists in Cooperation with The High Institute of Marine Research. Publish all the researches abstracts, which presented in The Regional Workshop on Marine Sciences and Natural Resources, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria, 25-26 May 2004.


New Publications
The Arab Scientists in Cooperation with The Egyptian Society for Biological Control of Pests . Publish all the researches abstracts, which presented in The First Arab Conference of Applied Biological Pest Control, Cairo, Egypt, 5-7 April 2004.


Conferences, Fez
The First International Symposium on Environnement protection for development Biotechnological aspects. Fez, December
15 – 17, 2004.


Conferences, Syria
The Second Syrian-Egyptian conference in the Agriculture and Food. Agriculture Faculty, Al-Baath university, Homs, Syria. 25-28 April, 05


Conference,Yemen
Current Status of Plant Protection in Yemen and Future Strategy. Faculty of Agriculture, Sana'a University, Sana'a, yemen. December 18-20/2004


Conferences Canada
The 9th International Conference of the Orthopterists’ Society Canada, on August 14 19, 2005


Conferences, Egypt
The First Arab Conference on Applications of Biological Control of Pests in Arab Countries


Workshop,Lebanon
New Workshop Middle-East Academy for Medicine of Ageing First Annual Middle-East Age & Aging Meeting 8-11 April, 2004

  
Publications
Arab Society for Plant Protection (ASPP) in Cooperation with The Arab Scientists
Publish all the researches abstracts, which presented in the Eighth Arab Congress of Plant Protection, held in Faculty of Agriculture, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, El-beida City, Libya, October 12-16,2003

  
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