Dr. rer. nat. Menattallah Elserafy

academic title

Assistant Professor 

Center for Genomics


Contact Information

Email: melserafy@zewailcity.edu.eg




2015: Doctorate in Natural Sciences/Dr. rer. nat from Universität Heidelberg, Germany  

2012: Master of Science from Universität Heidelberg in Germany, Molecular Biosciences program, major Molecular Cellular Biology (MCB)

2010: BSc of Biotechnology, The German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt


Research Areas: Molecular Cellular Biology  and Genetics


Research Interests: Yeast genetics, DNA repair, Bioinformatics, precision medicine


1) Ali, F.*, Elserafy, M.*, Alkordi, M.H., and Amin, M. (2020). ACE2 coding variants in different populations and their potential impact on SARS-CoV-2 binding affinity. Biochem. Biophys. Reports. *Equal contribution/joint first author. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2020.100798

2) Elserafy, M. and El-Khamisy, S. F. Choose your yeast strain carefully: the RAD5 gene matters. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 19, pages343–344 (2018) (5-year Impact factor: 43.3). DOI: 10.1038/s41580-018-0005-2.

3) Elserafy, M.*, Abugable, A. A.*, Atteya, R. and El-Khamisy, S. F. Rad5, HLTF and SHPRH: A fresh view of an old story. Trends in Genetics, 34(8):574-577 (2018). *Equal contribution/joint first author (5-year Impact factor: 10.4). DOI: 10.1016/j.tig.2018.04.006


2020 – 2022: Recipient of the ASRT-BA research Grant for Young Researchers

2019 – 2021: Recipient of the STDF Reintegration grant

2019 – 2021: Recipient of the CRP-ICGEB Early Career Return Grant

2019: L'Oréal-UNESCO International Rising Talents fellowship for Women in Science

2017: L'Oréal-UNESCO Levant and Egypt fellowship for Women in Science

2020-2025: Global Young Academy (GYA) member and Co-lead of the GYA Women in Science working group

2019-2021: Next Einstein Forum (NEF) fellow

2018: Lindau Alumni (LINO18)
2012 - 2015: German research foundation (DFG) PhD fellowship (GRK1188)