Mohamed El-Brolosy


College / University

The German University in Cairo (GUC)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Pharmaceutical Sciences & Biotechnology




Lab Experience

Different molecular biology techniques as cloning, different cell culturing methods, Western blotting, microinjection of zebrafish embryos and generation of transgenic lines and mutants by the TALENs technology, different microscopy techniques, in addition to several analytical, pharmaceutical & biochemical methods as chromatography and spectroscopy.

Projects / Research

  • 10/2012 – 06/2014: Junior research assistant at the Molecular Pathology Research group (MPRG) -Assoc. Prof. Ahmed Ihab’s lab-, GUC, Cairo, Egypt
  • 06/2013 – 08/2013: "Investigating the role of PKM isoforms on Vertebrate Vascular development and designing new cell ablation methods", Prof. Stainier’s lab, MPI-HLR, Bad Nauheim, Germany
  • 08/2012 – 09/2012: "Investigating the mechanism of COX-II Inhibitors as an adjunct in pancreatic cancer therapy", Prof. Hoheisel's lab, DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 06/2012 – 08/2012: "Investigating the microtubule-association domain of the TRP ion channel; NOMPC", Prof. Howard's lab, MPI-CBG, Dresden, Germany


El Tayebi HM, Omar K, Hegy S, El Maghrabi M, El Brolosy M, Hosny KA, Esmat G, Abdelaziz AI (2013) Repression of miR-17-5p with elevated expression of E2F-1 and c-MYC in non-metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma and enhancement of cell growth upon reversing this expression pattern. BBRC 434(3), 421-427

Scholarships / Awards

2014 – 2015: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2009, 2011 & 2013: GUC Academic Excellence Award
2010 & 2013: DAAD Scholarship for attending a German language course in Germany and a drug design summer school at the University of Tübingen


Understanding how a single gene can affect the development of an organ or its function has dragged my interest towards developmental biology which I believe would be the key for curing a lot of diseases. Furthermore, the dream of having regenerative medicine to cure incurable heart diseases as myocardial infarction and neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease has made regenerative studies an attractive field for me. Through the Molecular Biology program, I hope to get exposed to several other fields and to enrich my knowledge which will then act as stepping stone to my future studies through which I aim to contribute in revolutionizing the field.