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Dr. Shereen Mohamed Mahmoud Elsayed Elbanna

Personal information
Date of birth: 20-6-1973

Place of Birth: Dakhliya (Egypt)

Nationality: Egyptian

Marital status: unmarried

Languages: Arabic (native), English & French
Contact address:

Department of Zoology

Faculty of Science,

Suez Canal University,

Ismailia, Egypt

Telephone: 0020 17 6987679 mobile

0020 66 340 0992 home

0020 64 338 1799 work

B.Sc. Department of Zoology, Suez Canal University, Egypt 1990-1994

M.Sc. Department of Zoology, Suez Canal University, Egypt 1996-1999

Insect physiology

Ph.D. Department of Zoology, Suez Canal University, Egypt 1999-2004

(Including 2 yrs at IACR Rothamsted & Nottingham University, UK)

Chemical ecology of an insect-plant interaction in Sinai ecosystem

Associate professor Department of Zoology, Suez Canal University, Egypt 2009

Employment Experience
Demonstrator Department of Zoology, Suez Canal University 1994-1999

Assistant Lecturer Department of Zoology, Suez Canal University 1999-2001

PhD research Funded by the Egyptian Government 2001-2003

(a) IACR Rothamsted, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ

Supervisors: Prof John Pickett & Dr B Khambay

(b) School of Biology, Nottingham University

Supervisors: Dr Ian Duce & Dr Ian Mellor

Lecturer Department of Zoology, Suez Canal University 2004-present

Consultant (Part time) for UNDP 2005- 2007

Associate professor Department of Zoology, Suez Canal University, Egypt 2009

Professional membership:

Society for Experimental Biology (UK)

Entomological Society (Egypt)

Egyptian-British Biological Society (Egypt)

Egyptian-German Society of Zoology (Egypt)

Egyptian Society for Natural Toxins (Egypt)

Egyptian society of Environmental Sciences (Egypt)

Egyptian Academic Society for Environmental Development (Egypt)

General Skills:

1- Handling, rearing and bioassay insects

2- Experience in taxonomy, biology (morphology & anatomy) of insects as well as insect physiology

3- Good skills in using computer software including Excel, PowerPoint for reporting and presenting results

4- Very good in analytical chemistry including HPLC, CC, tlc, flash column chromatography

5- Experience in laboratory as well as field work

6- Abilities in both field- and laboratory work

7- Writing technical reports

8- Ability to use a wide variety of computing software, including statistical analysis of

Research findings

9- Teaching both undergraduate & postgraduate students of faculty of Science

10- Attracting funding for projects

11- Familiarity with statistical data analysis techniques

12-Use of computer statistical analysis packages

13- Writing and presenting technical reports

14- Knowledge in medical entomology

15-Strong experience in laboratory work

Personal Skills:
1- Self motivated, dynamic personality and hard working

2-Ability to work independently as well as in a team, flexible approach to advance the work of the research team as well as my own project

3- Strong organizational and people management skills, motivating teamwork to complete Projects

4- Motivating teamwork to complete projects ahead of time

5- Flexible approach to advance the work of the research team as well as my own project

6- Fluent English (reading & writing & speaking)

7- Strong organizational and people management skills

8- Self motivated and dynamic personality

9- Flexibility in working extra hours and during weekends

10- Hard working


  • 1st International Conference of the Egyptian-British Biological Society, Aug 1999 (Suez Canal University) Biodiversity & the Conservation of Natural Heritage. (I was joint organizer)

  • Society for Experimental Biology, April 2003 (Southampton University) (I presented a poster)

  • Neurotoxicology, Sept 2003 (School of Biology, Nottingham University) (attended & helped with organization)

  • 1st and 2nd training courses, Egyptian-British Biological Society, July 2004 (Suez Canal University) Over-harvesting of animals for teaching and research in Egypt. (scientific co-ordinator)

  • 3rd International Conference of the Egyptian-British Biological Society, Sept 2004 (St Katherine, Sinai) Biological interactions

  • 1st International Conference on Natural Toxins, 18-19 December 2004 (Cairo)

  • 11th conference of Zoology Society, Feb 2005 (Tanta University)

  • Workshop, Apr. 2005 (Faculty of Agriculture, Suez Canal University) Risk assessment in Environmental modelling and life cycle analysis

  • Workshop, July 2005 (Suez Canal University) Establishment of an Internal Quality Assurance System

  • 3rd international Conference of Egyptian Academic Society for Environmental Development (Egypt) 9th April 2006 At Ain Shams University

  • Conference of Toxicology At ElBanat Faculty Ain Shams Unniversity 12-13th April 2006

  • Conference of Biovision at Alexandria Bibliotheca 26-29th April 2006

  • 1ST international conference of the Egyptian Society for environmental Sciences

(Conservation And Management of Natural Resources). 18-19th June.2006

  • The 2nd International Conference on Natural Toxins, 18-20 December 2006 (Cairo)

  • Special Interest group meeting on Insect & sustainable agriculture April 2007, Royal

Entomological society

  • Royal Entomological Society meeting- Ecology Special Interest group, 5th December 2007,

sharing with poster under the title: "The isolation and characterisation of non-volatile plant

allelochemicals from Euonymus europaeus (spindle tree) that stimulate reproduction in Aphis


  • Royal Entomological Society (Postgraduate Forum 2008) 6/2/2008

  • Neuroscience Goettingen Germany March (2009)

  • The 4th conference of Egyptian Society for Environmental Sciences (SCU & ESES), Impact of climate changes on the natural resources, Ismailia, Egypt, 10-11 November 2009

  • Workshop on pollution and natural resources managements, Egypt, 20-21 Dec. 2009, sharing in organising and lecturing

On-going projects
1 Operation Wallacea in Sinai, a scheme for involving UK and Egyptian undergraduate volunteers in the monitoring of National Parks. Run by Prof. Samy Zalat & Dr. Francis Gilbert. 2005-2010
2 Field courses in Sinai province, run jointly between Nottingham and Suez Canal University, for undergraduate students. Funded by the British Council. 2002-2004
3 Sharing in supervising on the School of Biology Nottingham field course in Portugal: with Prof Chris Barnard, Prof Jerzy Behnke, Prof Samy Zalat, Dr Francis Gilbert, Dr Tom Reader and Dr Fayez Semida. 2005

  1. Establishment of an Internal Quality Assurance System in the Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University. 2005.

Courses taken
Establishment of an Internal Quality Assurance System Suez Canal Uni. 2006

  • Skills in thinking, Suez Canal University 2006

  • Decisions making, Suez Canal University 2006

  • Teaching Evaluation Suez Canal University 2006

  • New trends in teaching. Suez Canal University ‏ 2005‏

  • Skills in communication. Suez Canal University 2005‏

  • Ethics for staff members Suez Canal University 2005

  • Managements skills Suez Canal University 2005

  • Preparing for Presentation. Rothamsted 2002

  • Technical writing. Rothamsted 2002

  • Career development. Rothamsted 2003

  • First symposium for postgraduate students. Rothamsted 2002

  • Second Symposium for postgraduate students. Rothamsted 2003

  • General management Rothamstead 2007

  • Self effectiveness Rothamsted 2007

  • Genstat Rothamsted 2007

  • Research team management Suez Canal University 2009

Courses taught
Undergraduate courses

Insect morphology & anatomy (general course)

Medical Entomology (general Course)

Chemical ecology of insects (special course)

Insect physiology (Special course)

Insect pathology (Special course)

Postgraduate courses

Insect-plant interactions

Tools in entomology

Insect physiology

Pest control

Biological control

Chemical ecology

Insect interactions

Integrated pest management

Insect toxins

Grants / scholarships

  • Three months of work experience at Nottingham University, Electrophysiology lab funded by British Council (June-August) 1997

  • Two-year ‘channel’, joint between Suez Canal University, Nottingham University & IACR Rothamsted. 2001-2003

  • One month of research funded by British council at Rothamsted research January 2006

  • Post-doc project (one year) at Rothamstead research center (UK) 2007-2008 funded by RI, Rothamsted, UK. At Biochemistry laboratory. The isolation and characterisation of non-volatile plant allelochemicals from Euonymus europaeus (spindle tree) that stimulate reproduction in the aphid A. fabae. In collaboration with Prof. John Pickette, Prof. Jim Hardie, Dr. Tony Hooper

  • Post-doc project (one year) at INRA (France-versaille), Phytopharmacie Dept., 2008-2009 funded by CNRS, INRA. Electrophysiological recording from the brain of Spodoptera littoralis to understand the mechanism of action of male MGC to the female sex pheromone. In collaboration with Dr. Sylvia Anton, Dr Dominique Martinez, Dr. Jean Pierre Rospars.

Students supervised:

  1. Masters

  1. Rowaida Ezzat, 2010 Biological and microbiological studies on Cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis reared on different hosts

  2. Samara Osamy, 2010

  3. Reham Zein, 2010

  1. PhDs

a- Ghada 2009 insects of medical importance

b- Rasha shawkat 2009 Effect of mites infestation on honey bees

C- Nabawya Elhadidi 2009, Biological effects of some microbial insecticides against desert locust Schistocerca gregaria (Orthoptera: Acrididae) under laboratory conditions.

1- Elbanna SM., Samy M. Zalat, Francis Gilbert, Simon Elliott & David M. Shuker (2009). Patterns of resource use by milkweed insects in Sinai. Egyptian Journal of Biology, 2009, Vol. 11, pp 58-70
2- Elbanna, SM. (2008). Acaricidal activities of Asclepias sinaica extract against two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae. J. Egypt. Ger. Soc. Zool. 189-195.
3- Newbold T.*, Meregalli M., Colonnelli E., Barclay M., Elbanna S., Fandud N.A., Flegg F., Fouad R., Gilbert F., Hall V., Hancock C., Ismail M., Osamy S., Saber I., Semida F. & Zalat S. (2007). Redescription of a weevil Paramecops sinaitus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae) from the Sinai and an ecological study of its interaction with the Sinai milkweed Asclepias sinaica (Gentianales: Asclepiadaceae). Eur. J. Entomol. (2007), 104(3): 505–515

4- Elbanna, SM (2007). Insect interactions of three tritrophic levels on milkweed plant Asclepias sinaica (Boiss.) Musch. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE & BIOLOGY, vol. 9, no. 2, pp 291-293

5- Elbanna SM. (2006). Larvaecidal effects of Eucalyptus extract on the larvae of Culex pipiens mosquito INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE & BIOLOGY Vol. 8 No. 5.
6- Elbanna SM. & Semida F. (2006). Alkanna orientalis-herbivore interaction in South Sinai ecosystem. Bull. Entomol. Soc. Egypt, 83: 39-49
7- Elbanna SM. & Semida F (2006). Biodiversity of ground Insects in the newly reclaimed land of Ismailia. J. Egypt. Acad. Soc. Environ. Develop., (A-Entomology). Vol 7, No. (1): 185-199 ISSN 1110-8746
8- Semida F., Elbanna SM., Zalat S. Gilbert F. (2006). Insect-plant interaction (Paramecops sinaitus / Asclepias sinaica) in Sinai ecosystem. J. Egypt. Acad. Soc. Environ. Develop., (A-Entomology) vol. 7, No. (1): 173-183 ISSN 1110-8746.
9- Semida F.& Elbanna SM. (2006). Impact of Introduced Honey Bees on Native

Bees at St. Katherine Protectorate, South Sinai, Egypt. INTERNATIONAL

10- Zalat S, Elbanna SM, Rizzoli S, Schmidt J & Mellor IR (2005) Modulation of nicotinic acetylcholine and N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors by some Hymenopteran venoms. Toxicon 17: 1-9
11- Elbanna SM, Zalat S, Bhupinder Khambay, Gilbert F, Mellor I & Duce I (2003) Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ligands from the Egyptian milkweed, Asclepias sinaica. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology A134(3); S72
12- Nabil IZ, Zalat SM, Abo-Ghalia AH & Elbanna SM (2002) Pharmacology and chemistry of the venoms of solitary wasps. Journal of Natural Toxins 11(1): 15-24
13- Zalat SM, Semida F, Gilbert F, Elbanna SM, Sayed E, El-Alqamy H & Behnke JM (2001) Spatial variation in the biodiversity of Bedouin gardens in the St Katherine Protectorate, South Sinai, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 3: 147-155
14- Elbanna SM, Zalat SM, Abo-Ghalia A & Gilbert F (1999) Territoriality and foraging behaviour of some solitary wasps in Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology 1: 96-103
15- Zalat S, Elbanna SM & Mellor I (1998) Inhibition of muscle nicotinic acetycholine receptors by venom of the solitary wasp Dielis collaris. Journal of the Egyptian-German Society for Zoology 27(E): 187-193
16- Peripheral and central olfactory processing of sex pheromone in an insect model (2009) (poster) (Goettingnen-Germany)
Projects supervised

  • Habitat survey in an agriculture ecosystem in Ismailia governorate (Samar Osamy 2005) Practical work

  • Spots on the milkweed bugs (Rowaida Ezat 2005) practical work

  • Plant galls (Fatma El Sayed 2005) practical work

  • Habitat survey of birds and butterflies in Ismailia (Israa Saber 2005) Practical

  • Apis mellifera venom and its applications (Dina Hazem 2006) Review article

  • Biological interactions and their application (Emman raffat 2006) Review article

  • Red palm weevil as a problem all over the world (Shimaa 2007) review article

  • Ant-Acacia mutualistic insect-plant interaction (Zeinab-Huda 2007) practical work

  • Microbes in insect control (Reham, 2009)

  • Wasps; problems and treatments (Aya Nasser, 2009)

  • Insect as a good chemists (Fatma, 2009)

  • Natural products as insecticides (Ayat, 2009)

  • Ants (Marwa, 2009)

  • Insect hormones (Fatma, 2009)

Supervision of Post graduate student:

  1. Ghada abdelghany, Assistant lecture phD student, Medical Entomology 2009

  2. Rasha Shawkat, phD student, Plant protection research center, Zagazig, Ticks and mites infection effect on honey bees 2009

  3. Rowayda Ezzat ,Master student, cotton worm control by microorganisms

  4. Nabawya ElHadidy, Assistant lecture phD student, Microorganisms in Locust control

  5. Reham, master student, Chemical interaction of Aphid interaction

  6. Samar Osamy, master student, Ecological study at Portsaid

Departmental activities:

1- Sharing and representing of Zoology Department in Environmental committee council in faculty of Science 2005/2006

2- Sharing in establishing Insect laboratory in Zoology Department.

3- Field trip of 3rd and 4th year (training course) to South Sinai (St Katherine) during April 2006

4- Supervision of field trip of 3rd and 4th year (training course) to South Sinai (St Katherine) during April 2005

5- Supervision of field trip of 3rd and 4th year (training course) to South Sinai (St Katherine) during April 2006

6- Supervision of summer training course at the Department of 3rd year students (2005)

7- Supervision of summer training course at the Department of 3rd year students (2006)

8- Sharing in the environmental tribes to the South Sinai for helping and providing Bedouin with their important needs (Summer 2005)

9- Sharing in the environmental tribes to the South Sinai for helping and providing Bedouin with their important needs (Summer 2006)

10- Academic guide for credit hours (2009-2010)

11- Departmental representative in faculty committee of post graduate studies (2009-2010)

12-Central faculty Committee sharing in CIQAP project (2009-2010)

13- Committee for holding workshops in CIQAP project (2009-2010)

14- Sharing in exams, correction and control works (2009-2010)


  1. Three months ( June-August, 1997) of work experience in Nottingham University, University Park, School of biology, Electrophysiology lab with Dr. Ian mellor, working in Patch clamp techniques and recording whole cell current- voltage relationship through the cell membrane. This work need me to be aware of tissue culture and using Axopatch software for data analysis

  1. Two years (2001-2003) during my PhD, working on isolation, purification and identification natural products from Asclepias sinaica plant that sequestered by its host insect Spilostethus pandurus , in that time I used different analytical chromatography specially HPLC, this layer chromatography, dry column, flash column and counter current chromatography.

  1. 6 Months during my PhD working in electrophysiology lab (EPU lab), Nottingham University, UK, With Dr Ian Mellor & Dr Ian Duce. Working on patch clamp technique of TE671 cells producing muscular nAChR and voltage clamp of the Xenopus sp toad Oocyte producing glutamate receptors to record current through glutamate receptors. That gives me experience in electrophysiology techniques, using software (Axopatch) for data analysis as well as using tissue culture

  1. One year fellowship (RI) working on different analytical techniques including HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography), flash chromatography, dry column chromatography at Rothamsted research, BCH in the group of Prof. John Pickett. This work is including isolation, purification and identification of natural products involved in insect-plant interaction

  1. Working on different chromatographic techniques for isolating semiochemicals responsible for insect-plant interaction

  1. During my master and PhD I was also working on the behavioural ecology of bugs Spilostethus pandurus, wild bees Anthophora sp, the weevils Paramecops sp and solitary wasps including Bembix sp, Delies collaris and Scolia sp. Where I was investigating feeding, foraging, mating, nesting and territorial behaviour of these insects

  1. This field work gives me experience in how to plan ahead for experiment in the field, what kind of data I need to collect, what equipment I will need, how I will collect the data, what kind of data I need to collect, data analysis as well as interpretation of the data and eventually data presentation

  1. During my master I was a volunteer in a project (Anthophora sp that pollinate the plant Alkanna orientalis and the interaction between the Alkanna orientalis plant and Anthophora sp). This project was with Dr Francis Gilbert (Nottingham university), gives me experience in handling insects in the field as I was responsible in marking and observing insect feeding, territorial behaviour.

  1. I joined Operational Walacea (2005) with Prof. Chris Bernard, Prof George Bheanke, Dr francis Gilbert, Dr Tom Reader in Portugal where we have a group of undergraduate students (Nottingham, Oxford) (UK) and Suez Canal University (Egypt) where we worked in the field on different projects including insect behaviour and insect-plant interactions.

  1. I also Joined the same group in Operational walacea (2006) in Egypt with the same group with different projects but also including insect-plant interactions projects mainly wild bees, weevils and bugs Spilostethus pandurus

  1. 6 months postdoctoral fellow in France-INRA working on the electrophysiology recording from cotton leaf male moth (Agrotis ipsilon) central nervous system in response to female sex pheromones

The main goal of my research:

To understand the chemistry base of insect-plant interaction and evolutionary of the insect plant relation. My research is including natural product isolating chemistry and electrophysiological approaches. My current focus is on isolating, purification, identification of the natural signal from the plant to insects and from insects to other insects (pheromones). In addition to my research, I teach six courses in the entomology core curriculum Insect biology, Medical entomology, insect physiology, Insect-plant interaction, Chemical ecology, insect pathology, insecticides.


  • Professor John Pickett, IACR Rothamsted, UK.

  • Professor Samy Zalat, Suez Canal University

  • Dr Ian Duce, School of Biology, Nottingham, UK

  • Dr Ian Mellor, School of Biology, Nottingham, UK

  • Dr Bhupinder Khambay, IACR Rothamsted, UK

  • Dr Francis Gilbert, School of Biology, Nottingham,

  • Dr Anthony Hooper, IACR Rothamsted , UK

  • Dr. Jim Hrdie, Imperial College, UK

  • Dr. Sylvia Anton, Phytopharmaci Dept, INRA, France

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