Curriculum Vitae Prof. Dr. Ragab Abdel-Mohsen El-Mergawi Dept. of Plant Production and Protection, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine – Qassim University Saudi Arabia Phone: +9660564106057 email: [email protected] Born: 10th June, 1955, married, three children Education B.Sc. ( Plant Biochemistry )Ein Shams University, 1977 M.Sc. (Plant Biochemistry) Ein Shams University, 1987 Ph.D. ( Biochemistry) Cairo University, 1992 Academic Employment Qassim University, College of Agriculture, Saudi Arabia (2008 – present). Full Professor National Research Centre, Egypt (2005 – 2008). Full Professor National Research Centre, Egypt (2002 – 2005). Associate Professor Omar ElMokhtar university, Libya (1997 – 2002). Associate Professor National Research Centre, Egypt (1992 – 1997). Postdoctoral Researcher Research I am interested in various fields of plant biochemistry. Over the last years I especially focused on those areas: production of plant secondary metabolites, metabolism of phenolic compounds, phytoremediation of toxic pollutants, quality of organic vegetables and fruits, antioxidant activity and antioxidant constituents. Scientific publications 1- El Hateeb M.A.; S.M. El-Naggar and R. A. El-Mergawi (1988). Effect of GA3 and CCC on oil and chemical composition of tuberose. Zagazig J. Agric. Res., Dec., 15(2): 269-284. 2- El-Naggar, S.M.; M.A. El-Khateeb and R.A. El-Mergawi (1988). Effect of some growth regulators on vegetative growth and flowering of tuberose (Polianthes tuberose L.). Zagazig J. Agric. Res. 15(2): 207-223. 3- Osoman, M.A.; A.S. Afify, E.E. Habba; S.M. El-Naggar and R.A. El-Mergawi (1994).Seasonal variation of alkaloids and some constituents of Panceratium maritimum. Egypt J. Appl. Sci, 9(10): 454-464. 4- Osman, M.A.; A.S. Afify; S.M.; El-Naggar; E.E. Habba and R.A. El-Mergawi (1994). Physiological effect of nitrogen stress on alkaloids and major constituents of Panceratium maritimum. Egypt. J. Appl. Sci., 9(10): 880-893. 5- Hussein, H.F. and R.A. El-Mergawi (1996): Nitrogen metabolism in maize (Zea mays, L.) seedlings as affected by atrazine. Annals Agric. Sci., Ain-Shams Univ., Cairo, 41(2), 541-549. 6- El-Mergawi, R.A. and Mahssen, M.A. Sidkey (1997). Efficiency of growth and accumulation of sesquiterpene lactones of Ambrosia maritima plant. Egypt. J. Physiol. Sci. 22, 239-254. 7- El-Mergawi, R.A. and H.F. Hussein (1997). Effect of sublethal dose of glyphosate on protein quality of Vicia faba seeds. Arab Univ. J. Agric. Sci., Ain-Shams Univ., Cairo, 5(1), 1-10. 8- Hussein, H.F. and R.A. El-Mergawi (1997). Stimulatory effect of atrazine and primextra on maize nitrogen accumulation under various nitrogen forms. Arab Univ. J. Agric. Sci., Ain-Shams Univ., Cairo, 5(1), 17-28. 9- Mahassen, M.A. Sidky and R.A. El-Mergawi (1997). Relationship between growth, biosynthesis and accumulation of major active constituents of Ambrosia maritma and some exogenous and endogenous factors. Bull. Fac. Agric. Univ. Cairo, 48:631-654. 10- El-Mergawi, R.A. (1997). Role of shikimic acid pathway inhibitors and allelopathic effect of Icerya purchasi on metabolism of aromatic alkaloids and phenolics of Panceratium maritimum. J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ., 22(11): 36653674. 11- El-Mergawi, R.A. (1997). Effect of some inhibitors of shikimic acid pathway on phenylalanine ammonia lyase activity and accumulation of amino acids, phenolics, indoles and alkaloids of Catharanthus roseus G. DON. J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ., 22(12): 4343-4354. 12- El-Mergawi, R.A. (1997). The role of enzyme inactivation in the regulation of synthetic the aromatic alkaloids and other related constituents in sprouting bulbs of Narcissus tazetta. J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ., 22(12) : 4355-4363. 13- Rady, M.R.; Abdel-Wahed, M.S.A. and R.A. El-Mergawi (1999). Proline accumulation in Vicia faba callus cultures under various culture conditions. J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ., 24(7): 3427-3437. 14- El-Mergawi, R.A.; Habba, E. El. And Farahat, M.M. (1999). Response of onion (Allium cepa L.) to different growth regulators under new reclaimed area conditio J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ., 28(2) :931-946 . 15- El-Mergawi, R.A., M.S.A. Abdel-Wahed and M.S. Abdel-Hady (2002).Level of trigonelline during germination of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum –graecum ) seeds in the presence of nicotinic acid and sodium chloride. Egypt. J. Agron. 24: 103-119. 16- Abdel-Wahed, M.S.A E.R. El-Desoki and R.A. El-Mergawi (2003). Influence of the herbicide (thiobencarb) and sitosterol on rice plants (Oryza sativa L.). J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ. 28 (3): 1655-1671. 17- El-Mergawi, R.A. (2003). Sensitivity of faba bean cultivars to low glyphosate doses and the efficiency of IAA as indicator to glyphosate effects. Egypt. J. Hort. 30: 197-214. 18- El-Mergawi, R.A. and M.S.A. Abdel-Wahed (2003). Influence of salicylic acid on Cathranthus roseus growth and vincristine formation under different water regimes. Egypt. J. Hort. 30,179-196 19- El-Sawy, A.; O.E. El-Syed and R. A. El-Mergawi (2003).Production of sennoside compounds and banding pattern variations between explant-derived calli and their selected lines in Cassia obovata. Egyptian – Syrian Conference, El- Minia, Egypt, 8-11 Dec. (2003). 20- Farahat, M.M. and R.A. El-Mergawi (2003). Response of potato to some growth substances under organic and inorganic fertilization. J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ. 28 (2): 931-946. 21- Ottai, M. E. S.; A.S.H. Abdel-Moniem and R.A. El-Mergawi (2003). Effect of variety and location on growth and yield components of Roselle, Hibiscus sabdariffa L. and its infestation with the spiny bollworm, Earias insulana (Boisd). International Conference "Flax and Allied Fiber Plants for Human Welfare". NRC, Egypt, 8-11 Dec.(2003). 22- Bekheet, S.A. and R.A. El-Mergawi (2004)Factors affecting cell growth and production of sennoside in suspension cultures of Cassia angustifolia L. Arab Univ. J. Agric. Sci., 12 (2): 749-759. 23- El-Mergawi, R. A. and M. S. A. Abdel – Wahed (2004)Diversity in salicylic acid effects on growth criteria and different indole acetic acid forms among faba bean and maize. Egypt. J. Agron.,26,49-61. 24- Youssef,A.A.;R.A.El-Mergawi and M.S. Abd El Wahed (2004). Effect of putrescine and phenyalanine on growth and alkaloid production of some Datura species. J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ. 29 (7): 4037-4053. 25- Hussein, F. H. , R. Kh. M. Khalifa, R .A. El-Mergawi and A.A.Youssef ( 2006).Utilization Of Treated Municipal Waste Water For Growing Some Aromatic Plants To Produce Volatile Oils And Study Its Nutritional Status In Arid Region. 2nd Inter. Conf. on Water Resources & Arid Environment (2006). 26-29 November 2006, Riyadh, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 25- Ashour,E.H.;R.A.,El-Mergawi and S.M.A.,Radwan (2006).Efficacy of Pseudomonas to phytoremediate nickel by canola (Brassica napus L.).J. Applied Science Research, 2(7): 375-382. 26- El-Mergawi, R.A. (2007).Phytoremediation: New safety technology for environmental protection from different pollutions( Review Article). National Conference for Environment Protection Pollution. Qassim University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ,18-21 March (2007). 28- Ibrahim,M.M.; M.E.S., Ottai and R.A. El-Mergawi (2007) . Selfing mating effect on growth traits and silymarin production of some selected lines among milk thistle ( Silybum marianum L. ) varieties . World J. Agric. Sci., 3 (1): 97-104. 29- Taie Hanan; R.A., El-Mergawi and S., Radwan(2008). Isoflavonoids, flavonoids, phenolic acids and antioxidant activity of soybean seeds as affected by organic and bioorganic fertilization. American-Eurasian J. Agric. Environ. Sci.,4(2) :207-213. 30- Abouziena, H.F.; R.A., El-Mergawi; S. Sharma; A.A., Omar and M., Singh (2009). Zinc antagonizes glyphosate efficacy on yellow nutsedge ( Cyperus esculentus). Weed Sci., 57(1): 16-20 31- Al-Humaid, A. I. ; H. M. Mousa; R. A., El-Mergawi and A. M., Abdel-Salam (2010). Chemical composition and biological evaluation of three types of dates mixed with camel milk as a protective meal against lipid peroxidation in rats. Amer. J. Food Tech. 5 (1): 22-30. 32- El-Mergawi, R.A. and K.N. Al-Redhaiman (2010). Effect of organic and conventional production on antioxidant activity, antioxidant constituents and nutritional value of tomatoes and carrots in Saudi Arabia markets. J. Food Agric. Envir., 8 (3& 4): 2 5 3 - 2 5 8. 33- Osman, K.; A.I., Al-Humaid and R. A. El-Mergawi (2011). Safety methods for chlorpyrifos removal from date fruits and its relation with sugars, phenolics and antioxidant capacity of fruits. J. Food Agric. Envir., (accepted). 34- Al-Humaid A.I., R.A. El-Mergawi (2011). Phenolic profiles and antioxidant activities of ten date seed varieties from Saudi Arabia (Under press). 35- Al-Dikhil M., M. Al-Soqeer, M. I. Motawei, R. El-Mergawi and N. AlKhalifah (2011). Genetic variation and chemical traits as descriptors for evaluation of selected new jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider) clones (under press).