Monica Yasser Gobran


College / University

German University in Cairo

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology




Lab Experience

Cell isolation and cell culture techniques, DNA and RNA isolation, Real-Time PCR, SDS-PAGE, agarose gel electrophoresis, comet assay, AMES test, bacterial transformation, in vivo drug administration, in vitro pharmacological assays, spectrophotometry, chromatography including TLC and HPLC, neurobehavioral tests, microbiology techniques including growing bacterial cell cultures, fermentation and growth experiments

Projects / Research

  • 2019 – 2020: Junior Research Assistant in The Molecular Pathology Research Lab in The German University in Cairo under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nabila Hamdi
  • 2019: Cognitive Assessment and Neuroinflammatory Gene Analysis in Experimental Mouse Model: Hands-on Training on Real-Time PCR and Neurobehavioral Tests

Scholarships / Awards

2020 – 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School.
2019: GUC Academic Excellence Award to take summer course in Pharmaceutical Engineering in Berlin, Germany
2017: GUC Academic Excellence Award to take summer course in Pharmaceutical Drug Development and Research in Berlin, Germany
2016: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship to learn German in Ulm, Germany
2015: GUC Academic Achievement Scholarship admission


My major goal as a scientist is to satisfy my curiosity about the hidden molecular world inside of our bodies and to discover, even if small, details that might help others exploring the sea of knowledge after me. I am fascinated by the field of molecular oncology, the mechanisms by which cells grow uncontrollably, and the mechanisms by which scientists try to stop that from happening, including the non-conventional techniques such as CRISPR-Cas9 system, immunotherapy, stem cell therapy, angiogenesis inhibitors, and telomerase inhibitors; all of which intercorrelate with some other very interesting fields that can also help us better comprehend and analyze cancer on the molecular level. I am looking forward to working on some of these intercorrelations between different fields using molecular biology as the piece in the middle.