Elhawary - Scientist - Mecca, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia

Nasser Elhawary

Mecca, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia




Prof. of Medical Genetics, publishing articles in peer-reviewed international journal regarding mutations and polumorphisms in Human genome.

Work History

Editorial Board member of UQU Medical Journal

Umm Al-Qura University

From October 2011

Teaching, and Research

Associate Prof./Prof.

Umm Al-Qura University, Faculty of Mediicne

From January 2008

1- Elhawary NA, Hewedi D, Arab A, Teama S, Shaibah H, Tayeb MT, Bogari N. The MTHFR 677T allele may influence the severity and biochemical risk factors of Alzheimer's disease in an Egyptian population. Dis Markers 35(5):439-446.
2- Elhawary NA, Tayeb MT, Abdel-Ghaffar S, Rashad M, Alkhotani AA. 2013 TNF-238 Polymorphism may predict bronchopulmonary dysplasia among preterm infants in the Egyptian population. Pediatric Pulmonology 48(7):699-706.
3- Elhawary NA, Bogari N, Rashad M, Tayeb MT. 2011 Null genetic risk of ACE gene polymorphisms with nephropathy in Type1 diabetes among Egyptian population. Egypt J Med Hum Genet. Nov. 12(2):187-192.
4- Jiffri EH, Elhawary NA. 2011 The impact of common tumor necrosis factor haplotypes on the development of asthma in children: an Egyptian model. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. May 15(5):293-299.
5- Jiffri EH, Elhawary NA. 2011 Association between β+252 tumour necrosis factor polymorphism and asthma in western Saudi children. Saudi J Biol Sci. Oct 18(1):107-111.
6- Jiffri EH, Bogari N, Zidan KH, Teama S, Elhawary NA. 2010 Molecular updating of beta-thalassemia mutations in Upper Egyptian population. Hemoglobin, Jun 34(6):538-547.
7- Elhawary NA, Seif Eldin NS, Moustafa M, Diab H, Saleh AS. 2010 Common Tag STSs in the AZF region associated with azoospermia and severe oligospermia in infertile Egyptian men. The Open Andrology Journal, April volume 2: 11-18.
8- Effat LK, Essawi ML, Abd El Hamid MS, Hawari N, Gad YZ. 2008 Screening for six Mediterranean mutations in 90 Egyptian patients with phenylketonuria. Bratisl Lek Listy Mar. 109(1):17-9.
9- Elsawy M, Elbokhary M, Elhawary N, Azmy A. 2008 Genetic and environmental influences on asthma. J Environment Sci, Jun 16(1):1-17.
10- El-Sheikh M, Hamza R, Elhawary N, Rashad M, Shawky R. 2007 The implication of HOXA1 and HOXB1 gene variants in the occurrence and severity of childhood autism in Egypt. Curr Psychiatr. Nov. 14(3):75-88.

Full Professor & Research

Umm Al-Qura University-Faculty of Medicine

From March 2007

Molecular Genetics: Molecular characterization of genetic and common disorders e.g., Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), beta-thalassemia, PKU (PAH gene), Azoospermia/oligospermia (STS), Down syndrome (MTHFR gene), Glutathione-S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) gene, Bronchial asthma (TNF genes), Renal nephritis (ACE gene), Alzheimer (ApoE genes), Diabetes & Obesity (UCP2 gene), autism (HOXA,B genes), Schizophrenia (TNFB gene), Vitiligo (TAP/LMP & DRD2 genes), etc.

Associate Professor/Professor

Umm Al-Qura University, Faculty of Medicine

From October 2007

Teaching syllabus:

Elements of Medical Human Genetics in Faculty of Medicine, UQU-KSA-referenced to Emery’s Textbook:

1. 3rd year Medicine Students (3-Credit-hour course),
2. 4th year Medical Sciences students (3-credit hours course),
3. 3rd year Pharmacy Students (3-credit hr course), Fac. of Pharmacy.
4. Practical Genetics Course-4th year Medical Sciences (Molecular & Cytogenetics).
5. Principles of Human Medical Genetics in Faculty of Medicine, UQU-Mecca-KSA referenced to ABC of Clinical Genetics, Color Atlas of Genetics, Emery’s Textbooks:
- 1st year students of all Health colleges (one-credit hour course).

Editorial board member

Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics', Ain Shams University

From January 2004

Memeber in the Editorial Board

Reviewer Member

Peer-reviewed International Journals

'Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences', Malaysia.
'Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics' USA
'International Journal of Andrology', USA.
Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry, Afyon, Turkey.
'Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine', Univ of Oxford, UK
Journal of 'Clinical Biochemistry', Canada
Journal of "Prenatal Diagnosis", Canada
The 'Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics'
Abdul-Aziz King City for Sciences & Technology (KACST).
'UQU Medical Journal' Mecca, KSA
Dammam University, Deanship of Scientific Researches, SA


Iternational Scientific Societies

From September 2004

- American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
- European Society of Human Genetics (EJHG)
- Human Genome Organization (HUGO)
- Autism Society (ASA), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
- Egyptian Society of Human Genetic Diseases, ASUMGC
- Egyptian Society of Genetic Anomalies, ASUMGC
- Egyptian Society of Friends of human genet disease families, ASUMGC
- Middle East Genetics Assoc. of America "MEGA”, USA

Assistant consultant

Ain Shams University, Medical Genetics Center

January 2004 - December 2004

18- Effat L, Elhawary NA, Amr Kh, Ismail S, Essawi M. 2004 Screening for IVS10-11g>a, R261Q and R252W mutations among Egyptian phenylketonuria patients. Med J Cairo Univ., 72(3), 139–45.
19- Elhawary NA, Shawky RM, Hashem, N: Frameshift deletion mechanisms with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy in Egyptian families. Mol Cells, 2004; 18(2), 141–9.
20- Shawky RM, Sayed NS, Elhawary NA. 2004 Mutations in transglutaminase gene 1 in autosomal recessive congenital lamellar ichthyosis in Egyptian families. Dis Markers, Dec. 20(6), 325–32.
21- Shawky RM, Khalifa AS, Mokhtar GM, Rifaat MM, Kamal TM, Elhawary NA, Elnewhy R. 2003 Prenatal diagnosis of b-thalassemia via automated DHPLC analysis of fetal cells in maternal circulation, Egypt J Med Hum Genet, Nov 4(2), 1-8.
22- Shawky RM, Sayed NS, Elhawary NA. 2003 Splice site acceptor mutation in TGM1 gene in autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis in Egyptian families. Egypt J Med Hum Genet. 4(1), 1–14.
23- Hashem N, Chiavetta V, El-Hawary N, Bosco P, Ceratto N, Indelicato A., Romano V. 1993 Screening for mutations at the PAH Locus in Egyptian PKU patients. 2nd International Workshop on Phenylketonuria, Troina, Nov. 11-13, 1993.
24- Abdel-Hamid HA, Fahmy AFM, Shiba SA, Hawary NA. 1993 Synthesis and reactions of l-cyano-2,2-diphenyl acrylic acid chloride. Egypt J Chem, 36(5):363-372.
25- Abdel-Hamid HA, Fahmy AFM, Shiba SA, El-Hawary NA. 1993 Synthesis of some heterocyclic systems via l-cyano-2,2-diphenyl-acrylic acid azide. Egypt J Chem 36(3) 167-175.

Assistant consultant

Ain Shams University, Medical Genetics Center

May 2003 - May 2006

11- Hamza RT, Haider MM, Teama S, Farag HM, Elhawary NA. 2006 Association between polymorphisms within tumor necrosis factor genes and the development of bronchial asthma among Egyptian children. Egypt J Med Hum Genet, 7(2), 203-13.
12- Shawky RM, Elhawary NA, Salem MSZ, Elgebaly HH, El-Sayed NS. 2006 Gene analysis and carrier detection of Duchenne muscle dystrophy in Egyptian families. Egypt J Med Hum Genet 7(2):227-240.
13- Seif Eldin NS, Teama S, Amro K, Farag HM, Nour Eldin SM, Elhawary NA. 2006 Polymorphisms of TAP1/LMP7 loci in Egyptian patients with vitiligo. Egypt J Med Hum Genet, 7(2), 241-249.
14- Elhawary NA, Shawky, RM, Elsayed N. 2006 High-precision DNA microsatellite genotyping in Duchenne muscular dystrophy families using ion-pair reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography. Clin Biochem, 39(7), 758-761.
15- Shawky RM, Elhawary NA, Elsayed SM, Abdel-Hamid H, Elsedafy HH. 2006 Updated listing of mutation map at the Human phenylalanine locus among Egyptian population. Egypt J Med Hum Genet 7(1):15-22.
16- Ashraf MAF, Shaheen MA, Elhawary NA, Abdelfattah RA 2005 Glutathione S-transferase M1 genotype (GSTM1) plus prenatal exposure to smoke as risk factors for pediatric asthma Egypt J Med Hum Genet Nov. 6(2), 183–90.
17- Shawky RM, Zaghloul MS, Elhawary NA, Elgebaly HH, El-Sayed NS. 2005 Comprehensive rapid identification of female carriers of DMD/BMD by ion-pair reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography. Egypt J Med Hum Genet, May 6(1), 41–53.

Assistant Consultant and consultant

Ain Shams University-Medical Genetics Center, Faculty of Medicine

August 2000 - February 2007

Molecular genetics:
Molecular characterization of genetic and common disorders e.g., Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), lamellar ichthyosis (TGM1 gene), fragile X syndrome (FMR1), beta-thalassemia, Glutathione-S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) gene, Bronchial asthma (TNF genes)

Supervisor of dissertations

Ain Shams University- Medical Genetics Center, Faculty of Medicine

September 2000 - January 2007

Supervising more than 15 dissertations:
Carrier detection of DMD; PKU disease; Bronchial asthma; GSTM1 gene and fetal maternal blood; ApoE in Alzheimer’s disease; β-thalassemic gene; Diabetic nephropathy; Autism; Vitiligo; Bronchopulmonary dysplasia… etc

Assistant researcher

Ain Shams University, Medical Genetics Center- Faculty of Medicine

September 1987 - July 2000

Molecular Genetics:
Identify mutations within DMD, FraxA, LI patients.

Peripheral blood lymphocyte culture and GTG-banding techniques (Karyotyping) using image analyzer system.

Researcher/Assistant consultant

Ain Shams University, Medical Genetics Center

September 1987 - January 2007

Teaching activity:

- Preliminary and Advanced courses in Cytogenetics, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University-Cairo.
- Advanced Cytogenetic technologies (chromosomal abnormalities, karyotyping, FISH techniques) for graduates.
- Molecular Biology and Human Genetics for Geneticist, Pediatrician, gynecologist, hematologist, clinical pathologist, biochemist... etc. referred by Egyptian Ministry of Health.
- Introduction to Molecular Medical Genetics” organized by the International Council for Childhood (Department of Pediatrics, Fac. of Medicine, Ain Shams Univ.).


Mutations spectrum map of the whole PAH gene in the phenylketonuric Saudi population

Using DHPLC-WAVE system. funded by KACST-Riyadh, SA

Molecular diagnosis of dystrophin gene mutations in DMD among Saudi population

Funded by KACST, Riyadh, SA

Genetic risk factors influencing the development of Colon cancer in patients with colon disease

Funded by ICRS-Scientific Chairs-UQU (Jameel Khogair)

Susceptibility of Candidate Genes to the Risk of Autism Among Saudi Children

Funded by KACST, Riyadh, KSA

Qualifications & Certifications


Ain Shams University

Master degree (MS)

Ain Shams University


Cairo University

Cairo University, Ain Shams University

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