Dr. Maged Gomaa Hemida is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Virology. He did his DVM and Master degree at the Virology Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kafrelsheikh, Egypt. He also graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph, Canada early 2009. He studied the Molecular and Biological characterization of Turkey Coronavirus, an isolate from Ontario. He already established the genome structure and organization for the first time. He developed several novel diagnostic assays and studied the molecular pathogenesis of this particular virus. Immediately after his graduation, he started his postdoctoral training at the Heart and Lung Institute, James Hogg iCapture Centre, at the faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada. He studies the potential roles of small RNA molecules in the molecular pathogenesis of CVB3 infection. He identified several miRNA candidates that affect the pathogenesis of CVB3 replication both in vitro in cell culture and in vivo in mouse model. Currently, he is acting as Assistant Professor of Molecular virology at the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. He already published many international peer reviewed publications, review articles, book chapters and books. He is also acting as a Reviewer for many international journals and grant agencies.
One Health concept with special emphasis on the virus host interaction; Molecular evolution and pathogenesis of MERSCoV.