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

Nadia Eskandar Zakhary (Coptic: ⲛⲁⲇⲓⲁ ⲁⲗⲉⲝⲁⲛⲇⲣⲟⲥ ⲍⲁⲭⲁⲣⲓ) 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.