Nadia Zakhary

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Nadia Eskandar Zakhary
Minister of Scientific Research
Assumed office
December 2011
President Mohamad Morsi
Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri
Hesham Qandil
Personal details
Political party Independent
Religion Coptic Christian

Nadia Eskandar Zakhary is the Egyptian Minister of Scientific Research since 2 August 2012.[1] She is a member of the Qandil Cabinet. She is one of the independent ministers in the cabinet.[2] Zachary is the only member in the cabinet who is a member of the Coptic Christian group, representing about 10% of the population.[1][3]

Education and career[edit]

Zakhary obtained a PhD in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Cairo.[2] She was professor of biochemistry and tumour biology at Egypt’s National Cancer Institute.[4] She was also the chair of the Department of Oncology at the Institute of Biology of tumors.[2] She has more than 60 research publications in international scientific journals.[2] She also served as the minister of scientific research in the interim government headed by Kamal Ganzouri.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Morsi swears in Egypt cabinet". The Daily Star. Cairo. AFP. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Egypt's Newly Appointed Cabinet Ministers" (PDF). American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Abdel Rahman Hussein (2 August 2012). "Egypt swears in first post-revolution cabinet with plenty of old guard". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Meet the ministers: A thumbnail guide". Al Ahram. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2012.