Dr. Mahmoud M. Berekaa graduated from University of Alexandria with a Bachelor of Science with honors in Microbiology. He started his postgraduate studies with a Master degree in Faculty of Science by focusing on Biotechnological Production of Microbial Enzymes before moving to “University of Munster, Germany” to undertake a five years research fellowship at the University of “Westfalische Wilhlem Klimm Universitat Munster”, leading to the award of a PhD for his thesis in 2001. He did postdoctoral work on the study of microbial communities on molecular levels in Duquesne University, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA in 2005. Indeed, he awards a Professor degree in Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology in 2014.
Dr. Mahmoud Berekaa research interests include; biotechnological production and biodegradation of biopolymer, bioremediation, biotransformation of toxic metals (e.g. Cr+6, As, Se), production of bioactive compounds from bacteria as well as the production of microbial enzymes from thermophilic bacteria. Special focus on study of research subjects on molecular level (gene cloning) and optimization of bioprocesses by application of statistical experimental designs. He also interested on assessment of microbial and bioaerosols contaminants in many hot spot areas. In addition, he applied for four patents in the field of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology.