Dr. Mohamed El Hadidi is an Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics and Head of the Bioinformatics research group at the center for informatics sciences (CIS), the School of Information Technology, and Computer Science (ITCS) at Nile University since January 2017.
El-Hadidi received interdisciplinary, international education and has over six years of experience in biotechnology fields, followed by ten years of experience in computational biology and bioinformatics fields. El-Hadidi received his Ph.D. Degree in Bioinformatics in 2016 from the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. Besides doctoral studies, From 2012-2016, he has worked as an assistant lecturer at the same University in Germany. El Hadidi was awarded an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to finish his MSc's degree in Europe. He had a dual master degree, First in Biotechnology from the Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, and 2nd MSc. in Computational and Systems Biology from the Department of Computer Science, School of Science and Technology, Aalto University, Finland.
El-Hadidi has contributed towards the development of academic programs at Nile University, In 2018, he initiated the bioinformatics postgraduate diploma in Bioinformatics, and he is currently the director of the Biomedical Informatics undergraduate program. His research expertise falls in the area of applied bioinformatics, with a focus on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis and metagenomics. El Hadidi is an expert microbiome data analysis for various medical and environmental applications. He has several publications in prestigious international journals and conferences.
Besides his academic career, El-Hadidi has gained significant experience in the bioinformatics industry during his role as the head of the Bioinformatics Unit of Colors Medical Laboratories in Egypt.