Dr. Mahmoud Tawfick

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Heliopolis University, Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Mahmoud Mohamed Tawfick is an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Heliopolis University, Cairo, Egypt. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from the Department of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation within the College of Medicine and Biological Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, the United Kingdom in 2012. His Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies as well in 2014 at the University of Leicester were concerned with the bioinformatics analyses, gene cloning, and characterization of potential microbial virulence factors, in addition to the development of a recombinant subunit vaccine using recombinant DNA technology. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in 2018. Dr. Mahmoud’s recent research interests include the molecular-based study of the epidemiology, virulence traits, and antimicrobial resistance of common multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens in Egypt, the development of molecular-based diagnostic assays for microbial pathogens, and the investigation of the gut microbiome of diverse Egyptian populations. He has many internationally published research articles in the field of Microbiology and Immunology. Here are some selected publications:

  • Tawfick, M.M., Rosser, A., and Rajakumar, K. (2020). Heterologous expression of the Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A stk fimbrial operon suggests a potential for repeat sequence-mediated low-frequency phase variation. Infection, Genetics, and Evolution85, p.104508. doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2020.104508.
  • Tawfick, M. M., Alshareef, W. A., Bendary, H. A., Elmahalawy, H., Abdulall A. K. (2020). The emergence of carbapenemase blaNDM genotype among carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolates from Egyptian cancer patients. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 1 – 9. doi.org/10.1007/s10096-020-03839-2.
  • Farag, A. M., Tawfick, M. M., Abozeed M. Y., Shaban, E. A., Abo-Shadi, M. A. (2020). Microbiological profile of ventilator-associated pneumonia among intensive care unit patients in tertiary Egyptian hospitals. Journal of infection in developing countries, 14 (2): 153 – 161. doi:10.3855/jidc.12012.
  • Abdulall, A. K., Tawfick, M. M., El Manakhly, A. R., El Kholy, A. (2018). Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria associated with catheter-related bloodstream infections in three intensive care units in Egypt. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 37(9): 1647 – 1652. doi.org/10.1007/s10096-018-3294-7
  • Salem-Bekhit, M. M., El Rab, M. O. G., Tawfick, M. M., Raish, M., Fathallah, M. D., Bayomi, M. (2016). Humoral and cellular immune responses to modified hepatitis B plasmid DNA vaccine in mice. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 15(4), pp.687 – 693. doi: 10.4314/tjpr.v15i4.3.
  • Abdullatif, A. O., Tawfick, M. M., Abdulall, A. K., Mohamed, A. F. (2016). Evaluation of the immunogenicity of each L-amino oxidase- and L-ascorbic acid-inactivated hepatitis A virus in mice as potential vaccine candidates. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology, and Food Sciences, 6(3), 937 – 942. doi: 10.15414/jmbfs.2016/

Al-Agamy, M. H., Khalf, N. G., Tawfick, M. M., Shibl, A. M., El Kholy, A. (2014). Molecular characterization of carbapenem-insensitive Acinetobacter baumannii in Egypt. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 22: 49 – 54. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2013.12.004.