Dr. Ali Afify

Dr. Ali Afify

IMPRS Alumni
University of Konstanz
+2010 1652 4928
Baltimore, USA

Main Focus

How different odorants are coded at the receptors and glomeruli level in Anopheles gambiae?

PhD thesis

Cues of mosquito host finding and oviposition site selection, with Giovanni Galizia, Neurobiology, University of Konstanz

Curriculum Vitae

Education 
  • September 2014 PhD in Biology, University of Konstanz with the fellowship of the International Max Planck Research School for Organismal Biology. 
  • 2009 M.Sc. in Zoology and Agricultural Nematology, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University. 
  • 2001 B.Sc. in Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University. 
Work Experience 
  • June 2011-July 2014 Research assistant at the department of Biology, Konstanz University. 
  • January 2009-May 2010 Research assistant at the Applied Center for Entomonematodes, Cairo University. 
  • June 2008-January 2009 Research assistant at the Center for Vector Biology, Rutgers University.
  • August 2007-May 2008 Visiting scholar at the Centre for Vector Biology, Rutgers University. 
  • January 2003-August 2007 Research assistant at the Applied Center for Entomonematodes, Cairo University. 
Scholarships and Grants 
  • 2010 Received a PhD scholarship from the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Organismal Biology. 
  • 2007 Received a Fulbright student grant to join the Center for Vector Biology, Rutgers University for 9 Months as a “Visiting Scholar”. 
Teaching, Presentations and Posters 
  • 2011–2014 Participated in teaching the “Animal Physiology” compact course for Bachelor students at the department of Biology, University of Konstanz. 
  • September 2013 Presented a poster at the “Grand Challenges in Communication in Social Communities” symposium at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany.
  • March 2013 Presented a poster at the meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, Göttingen, Germany. 
  • September 2010 Gave a talk at the “Grand Challenges in Ecology and Evolution” symposium at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany. 
  • April 2008 Participated in organizing and gave a talk at the New Jersey Mosquito Biologists Working Group meeting at the Center for Vector Biology, Rutgers University. 
  • March 2008 Presented a poster at the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey 
  • November 2007 Gave a talk at the Department of Entomology, Rutgers University. 
  • January 2007 Participated in teaching at the International Graduate Workshop organized by the Applied Center for Entomonematodes, Cairo University. 
Meetings and Conferences 
  • July 2014 Attended the FENS forum of Neuroscience, Milan, Italy. 
  • September 2013 Attended the “Grand Challenges in Communication in Social Communities” symposium at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany. 
  • March 2013 Attended the Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, Göttingen, Germany. 
  • September 2012 Attended the “Grand Challenges in Sexual Selection and Eco-Evolutionary Processes” symposium at the University of Konstanz. 
  • September 2012 Attended and participated in organizing, the Meeting of the German Zoological Society at the University of Konstanz.
  • October 2011 Attended the “Grand Challenges in Behavioral Ecology and Neurobiology” symposium at the University of Konstanz. 
  • March 2011 Attended the Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, Göttingen, Germany. 
  • December 2010 Attended the Olfaction mini symposium at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt, Germany. 
  • October 2010 Attended the “Grand Challenges in Ecology and Evolution” symposium at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany. 
  • November 2009 Attended and participated in organizing Fulbright's "Exchange inspires change: Knowledge Acquisition and Information Restructuring" conference at the library of Alexandria, Egypt. 
  • March 2008 Attended the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 
  • December 2007 Attended the Entomological Society of America Meeting in San Diego, California. 
  • January 2007 Attended and participated in organizing the International graduate workshop organized by the Applied Center for Entomonematodes, Cairo University.
  • 2006 Attended the International Conference for Scientific Research, Cairo, Egypt.
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