It is the major first page news yesterday in almost all newspapers official and unofficial ,after all we need this sort of news to cheer up with all that bad news of tourists abduction,fires and jail to honest people !!
An Egyptian Scientist was going to be honoured by Bush.
Dr.Mustafa Amr El-Sayed received the 2007 national medal of Science and technology and innovation for finding an effective and safer way to detect and kill cancer cells based on the Nanotechnology.
Dr El-Sayed who left Egypt since 1958 to pursue his scientific career in a society that respects science and scientists.
He is a close friend to Dr Ahmed Zoweil,
I am proud of this man because people like him make me believe that the Egyptians can do great things if they have the right environment .
Here is Dr. El-Sayed at the White House yesterday ,you can see him as the second one from the left
Here is a quick bio about this great scientist .
Professor El-Sayed obtained his B.Sc. at Ein Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1953; his Ph.D. at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1958. He held Research Associate (postdoctoral) positions at Harvard, Yale and the California Institute of Technology. He was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, (UCLA) where he worked from 1961-1994, and has been Julius Brown Professor of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, since 1994 till this day.
His findings will help many cancer patients for sure in the coming years