Prof.. Ramy K. AZIZ is the head of the Microbiology and Immunology research program at the Children’s Cancer Hospital of Egypt and a professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, which he chaired from 2016-2021. He holds a PhD in microbiology and immunology from the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center in Memphis TN, and has performed postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago, San Diego State University, and the University of California San Diego. His research interests span microbiology, immunology, microbial and viral systems biology and genomics, and the role of human microbiome in health disease and therapy. He received two awards from TWAS and TWAS-AREP, and has been a TWAS young affiliate between 2011-2015. Through the past 20 years, he published 105 peer-reviewed articles, a book, nine book sections, and he maintains two bioinformatics databases and different blogs for science communication and transformative education.