Mohamed AboelEla

Thesis title: Studying the performance of sheep using ‘omics’ technologies


Mr AboelEla holds a BSc in Animal Science and an MSc in Animal Physiology (Embryology) from Cairo University. His master's project aimed at evaluating the developmental competence of IVF-derived buffalo embryos against cryopreservation. After that, he completed a postgraduate diploma in bioinformatics from Nile University, which empowered his dry-lab capabilities.

Mr AboelEla has an extended academic career path. He has been academically teaching Animal Science at Cairo University for more than ten years. Also, he has a wide range of experiences in wet-lab techniques, mainly in cellular and molecular biology, gained from working for more than seven years in the Embryology and Cell Culture Research Labs at Cairo University Research Park.

Currently, Mr AboelEla is studying for a PhD in Genetics and Genomics at the University of Edinburgh and conducting his research at the Roslin Institute, where Dolly the sheep was born. His research focuses on studying the performance of sheep using 'omics' technologies. In addition, he is working towards building a solid background and skills in quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, and computational biology in a way that allows him to accomplish outstanding scientific contributions to the field of livestock science and collaborate effectively with researchers from different disciplines.


  • PG Diploma in Bioinformatics, Nile University, 2019
  • M.Sc. in Animal Physiology, Cairo University, 2019
  • B.Sc. in Animal Science, Cairo University, 2010

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Co-Founder at CELL Team Egypt (2017-present)
  • Deputy Technical Manager at Cairo University Research Park (2015-2018)
  • Teaching Assistant at Cairo University (2012-present)
  • Research Technician at Cairo University Research Park (2010-2012)


Current research interests

Quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, and computational biology.

Past research interests

In Vitro fertilisation (IVF), embryo cryopreservation, and embryonic stem cell biology.