Samar Shaarawi, Ph.D.
Samar Shaarawi, Ph.D., is a Senior Researcher at the Fruit Post-Harvest Handling Department of the Agricultural Research Center of Giza, Egypt.
She got her M.Sc. degree in Horticulture (Pomology) at the Ain Shams University of Cairo, and the Ph.D. in Post-Harvest Pathology at the Department of Plant Protection and Applied Biotechnology of the University of Bari, Italy. From 2002 to 2008 she benefited of full scholarships from Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) of Bari, Italy. Her present scientific activity deals with the post-harvest quality, pathology and biotechnology of fruit species. Currently working as a Manager of the Department of Inspection and controlling of packing houses and collecting centers, National Food Safety Authority of Egypt (NFSA). She worked as National Consultant and Expert of grape subsector in the project entitled ‘Food losses and waste reduction and value chain development for food security in Egypt and Tunisia’ (GCP/ RNE/004/ITA) /FAO, focal point of Horticulture Research Institute (HRI) in the framework of the cooperation with the ‘United Nations Industrial Development Organization’ (UNIDO). She is Member in post-harvest technology project group in collaboration with the National Research Center of Egypt, Member of Researchers Collaborative Committee in the Component of Agricultural Development Program (ADP), and Consultant of Youth Researchers Consultancy Council for the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of Egypt. She has been invited lecturer at several National and International Conferences, Workshops and Training courses, member of organizing committees of FAO and ISHS scientific events, and author and co-author of over 20 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and reports on National and International journals and proceeding books.