Professor Raouf El Dairouty received his BSc.“ Dairying “ from Cairo University",1973, M.S. " dairy microbiology "from Al Azhar Univ., 1980 and Ph.D. degree "In microbiology" from Ain Shams Univ. ,1987. He worked as a food and medical microbiologist at Central Public Health Laboratories, Ministry of Health, 1977 to 1987. Then he moved, worked, and was promoted as a researcher, associate professor, and professor, since January 2000, till now as emeritus professor at Egyptian National Research Centre (NRC). He joined peace mission post research at Massachusetts University, USA, about monoclonal antibodies (1989/1990). He worked as a consultant for microbiological quality control in dairy plants and the baby food Arab Co. licensed " Garber, USA",1980-1992. His main interest is in the field of food-borne bacteria and their toxins, where he published more than 50 specific research papers in national and international refereed journals. He has a patent registered at the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology entitled “protein A latex agglutination for diagnosis of staphylococcal enterotoxins “.He is a principal investigator and co-principal for more than accomplished and working 6 national and international projects acting on the area of foodborne bacteria and their toxins, new borne bacteria, rapid methods for bacterial diagnosis, and the microbiological status of Egyptian ready to eat foods. He Joined and is a key speaker of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Program " Advances in Food Security and Safety against Terrorist and Natural Disasters " workshop ,2010. He is leading a group of research staff in the microbiology laboratory, NRC, through many of the current projects, supervising many of M.S. and Ph.D. theses, organizing and teaching specific concerning training courses indoors and outdoors NRC. He traveled to many countries, the USA, France, and West Germany, for scientific missions abroad. He is a reviewer and member of ASM society (1989-1992) and the editorial board for many national and international journals such as Egyptian food science and IJM&P journal.
Prof. Raouf El Dairouty is interested in fields of research that are Functional foods, food, and medical microbiology. His present research focuses on searching for synergetic effects of different useful bacteria with the presence of different plant extracts to obtained new food products whether for feeding adults, young children, or patients in recovery stages. The main interest is in the field of food-borne pathogenic bacteria and their toxins.