Personal Data:

Date of Birth: 30/10/1958
Place of Birth: Cairo, Egypt.
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married with three children.
Permanent Address (Work): Zoology Dept., Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia.
(Home):16 Ahmed El Zomor, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.

   
Academic Qualifications:
  • B.Sc. in Entomology in May 1980 with the general grade Excellent , Ain Shams University, Cairo
  • M.Sc. in Zoology (Entomology) awarded in Dec.1984 by Suez Canal University, Ismailia. Thesis title: Survey and ecological studies of bees and wasps (Order: Hymenoptera) of southern Sinai.
  • Ph.D. in Zoology (Entomology) awarded in March 1989 by Suez Canal University, Ismailia. Thesis title: Survey, taxonomy and biochemical studies of the venomous Hymenoptera of southern Sinai.
Professional History :
  • Demonstrator in the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Oct 1980 to Dec 1984
  • Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Jan 1985 to Mar 1989
  • Lecturer in the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, from Apr 1989 to Feb 1994
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Mar 1994 to Nov 1998
  • Professor of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology in the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, from Dec 1998
  • Director of Environmental Sciences Department, Institute of Biotechnology, Suez Canal University, July 2003 to Jan 2004
  • Head of Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Jan 2004 to Oct 2004
  • National Coordinator of the BioMAP project of the Nature Conservation Sector, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, from Nov 2005
Research
My research is mainly concentrated on South Sinai fauna and flora.

Travels
Two years grant in Nottingham Univ., UK, funded by Egyptian Governorate to complete my Ph.D. under the channel system scheme, from 1986 to 1988







 
  Teaching Experience :
 
 

I. Undergraduate courses:

  • Man and Environment
  • Environmental Education
  • Insect Morphology and Anatomy
  • Medical Entomology
  • Evolution
  • Invertebrate Systematics
  • Freshwater Biology
  • Applied Entomology
  • Invertebrate Ecology
  • Insect Taxonomy

II. Postgraduate courses:

  • Conservation Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Advanced Insect Morphology and Anatomy
  • Principle of Animal Systematics
  • Practical Animal Behaviour
  • Insect Venom Biochemistry
Membership:
 

* President of the Egyptian British Biological Society (EBBSoc)
* Member of the Hymenopterists Society, USA
* Member of the Egyptian Entomological Society
* Member of the Egyptian-German Society of Zoology
* Member of the Arab Biologists Union
* Attended many conferences and scientific meetings in Egypt and abroad

 
  Hobbies:
  Reading , Hiking, Football, Tennis
   
  Family :
  Married with 3 children, 1 daughter and 2 sons

Wife:
Professor Somia Salah El Din El-Akkad, Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University

Daughter: Salma Samy Zalat, Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University .

Sons:

1- Heitham Samy Zalat, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University .
2- Karim Samy Zalat, 3 rd of El Rowad Secondary School, Nasr City .



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