Mohamed Elhadidy


academic title

Professor of Biomedical Sciences,

Microbiology and molecular epidemiology


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Education: Doctor of Philosophy degree in Microbiology,  Virginia Maryland regional college of veterinary medicine, Virginia Tech University, USA

Research Areas: Microbiology, Molecular epidemiology, Biotechnology

Research Interests:

1-Investigating the ecology, epidemiology, and evolution of different food-borne pathogens causing human infection using different comparative genome analysis and population genetics studies

2- Teaching issues related to biological sciences and responsible conduct of  research by combining tenets of active learning pedagogical techniques

Keywords: One health,  Food microbiology, infectious diseases, Population genetics, Antimicrobial resistance, Zoonosis

Positions: Associate Professor of Biomedical sciences.

1-Mohamed Elhadidy, William G. Miller,  Hector Arguello, Avelino Álvarez-Ordóñez, Katelijne Dierick, Nadine Botteldoorn. Molecular epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance mechanisms of Campylobacter coli  from diarrheal patients and broiler carcasses in Belgium. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2018

2-Mohamed Elhadidy, William G. Miller, Hector Arguello, Avelino Álvarez-Ordóñez, Alexandra Duarte, Katelijne Dierick, Nadine Botteldoorn. Genetic basis and clonal population structure of antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter jejuni isolated from broiler carcasses in Belgium. Frontiers of Microbiology, 2018,

3-Mohamed Elhadidy, Hector Arguello, Avelino Álvarez-Ordóñez, William G Miller,  Alexandra Duarte, Delphine Martiny, Marie Hallin, Olivier Vandenberg, Katelijne Dierick, Nadine Botteldoorn. Orthogonal typing methods identify genetic diversity among Belgian Campylobacter jejuni strains isolated over a decade from poultry and cases of sporadic human illness. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2018, 275:66-75,

4-Mohamed Elhadidy, Avelino Álvarez-Ordóñez.Diversity of survival patterns among Escherichia coli O157:H7 genotypes subjected to food-related stress conditions.Frontiers of Microbiology 2016 .




2017, PI, CRDF/ GTR4-17-63138-0, “Molecular risk assessment of clinical Brucella melitensis infection

1-International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH) award for the outstanding contribution by young investigator to the profession of food microbiology and hygiene (2016)

2-Belgian federal science policy office (BELSPO) fellowship for highly qualified non EU researchers (2016)

3-Global Young academy membership (2018)

4- African Science Leadership fellow (2018)

5-African Academy of Sciences (AAS)  Affiliate Member(2019)