Mohamed Fathi Abdallah

Post-doctoral Researcher

Mohamed.jpgMohamed Fathi Abdallah is a post-doctoral researcher in the field of food toxicology. His research spans from detection of natural toxins, such as mycotoxins and bacterial toxins, in food through to the application of a multi-omics approach to understand the effect of a mixture of toxins and other environmental contaminates as nanoplastics on humans.

Mohamed Fathi Abdallah received his bachelor in Veterinary Medical Sciences from Assiut University, Egypt in 2011. After that, he joined the Pharmaceutical Toxicology Department, Hacettepe University, Turkey in September 2013 (through the 𝑻𝒖𝒓𝒌𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝑮𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑺𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒑) as a masters student and graduated in May 2016. During his masters, he was award an 𝑬𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒎𝒖𝒔+ internship to join the Chemical Risks Group at 𝐼𝑓𝐴𝐷𝑜 Institute in Dortmund, Germany. He conducted his master thesis on mycotoxin analysis through another 𝑬𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒎𝒖𝒔+ exchange scholarship at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) in Tulln, Austria.

In August 2016, he joined the Centre of Excellence of Mycotoxicology & Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium for his PhD to work on the mitigation of toxigenic fungi and their mycotoxins. His PhD work was part of 𝗠𝘆𝗰𝗼𝗞𝗲𝘆 project which was funded by the EU Horizon 2020. He joined the Teagasc Food Research Centre in Ashtown, Dublin, Ireland as a research scientist in the framework of the European project 𝗔𝗴𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗼𝘅 from April 2020 until September 2020.

Since October 2020, he is a postdoctoral fellow of the Ghent University-Special Research Fund (BOF) at the Department of Food Technology, Safety and Health.

In 2018, Mohamed was awarded the VLIRUOS Global Minds Grant from Ghent University for his side project MYCOSUGAR to enrich the knowledge for mycotoxin occurrence in sugarcane as an important cash crop in Africa.

In 2019, he was awarded the Young Scientist Award during the EURACHEM meeting held in Tartu, Estonia.


Mohamed Fathi Abdallah