Department of Agricultural Biochemistry


The Agricultural biochemistry Department started as a branch in 1975 in the Soil Department then established as a full department in 1997. Most of the faculty members have received part of their education in schools all over the world including, Egypt, USA, Europe and Russia.

The research in the department focuses on different areas including synthesis of new biologically active compounds (e.g. pesticides, antioxidants and growth regulators), separation and structural elucidation of natural products by modern chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, mode of action and mechanisms of new biologically active compounds, cereal chemistry, and plant resistance towards the environmental stress e.g. drought, salinity and temperature.