Mahmoud Said Ph.D.

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Šlechtitelů 31, 779 00 Olomouc
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Curriculum Vitae

Education and Academic Degrees

  • 2005–2010 – Ph.D., Genetics, plant breeding, cytogenetics and molecular genetics, University of Cordoba, Spain
  • 2004–2007 – M.Sc.,Genetics, plant breeding, molecular genetics and cytogenetics CIHEAM – IAMZ, Spain
  • 2004–2006 – Diploma of Advanced Studies in Genetics, University of Cordoba, Spain
  • 2002–2003 – Diploma of post-graduation Specialization Studies in Plant breeding, CIHEAM - IAMZ, Spain
  • 1995–1998 – M.Sc., Agronomy, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • 1988–1992 – B.Sc., Agricultural Science, University of Assiut, Egypt

Position and Employment

  • 2013–present – Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics and Cytometry, Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics, Institute of Experimental Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2014–2015 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre of the Region Hana for Agricultural and Biotechnological Research, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2011–2012 – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Genetics, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
  • 2005–2010 – Research project for Ph.D. program, Department of Genetics, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
  • 1994–2004 – Associate Researcher at Agricultural Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture, Egypt

Research Focus

  • Plant genome structure, molecular markers, molecular biology, DNA-cloning and sequencing, chromosome physical mapping, genome comparisons and evolution
  • Plant breeding, interspecific hybridization, alien chromosome introgressions, genetic diversity, wild relatives, germplasm resources, chromosome deletions and translocations development
  • Cytogenetics, in situ hybridization FISH and GISH, physical localization of single-gene and low-copy sequences, cDNA probes, genome karyotyping and chromosome identification, optical and fluorescence microscopy, image processing, cytological analysis
  • Flow Cytometry, chromosome flow sorting, genome dissection into individual chromosomes, DNA content, genome size estimation
  • Experimental design and statistical methods, morphological and agronomic characterization, fungal disease evaluation, data handling, field trials implementation and management

Publication Activity

  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals: 8
  • Number of citations: 77
  • h-index: 5

(Web of Science, January 2020)

Five Selected Publications

  • Said, M., Kubaláková, M., Karafiátová, M., Molnár, I., Doležel, J., Vrána, J. (2019) Dissecting the complex genome of crested wheatgrass by chromosome flow sorting. The Plant Genome. 12: 180096
  • Said, M., Parada, A. C., Gaál, E., Molnár, I., Cabrera, A., Doležel, J., Vrána, J. (2019) Uncovering homeologous relationships between tetraploid Agropyron cristatum and bread wheat genomes using COS markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 132: 2881–2898
  • Said, M., Hřibová, E., Danilova, T., Karafiátová, M., Čížková, J., Friebe, B., Doležel, J., Gill, B. S., Vrána, J. (2018) The Agropyron cristatum karyotype, chromosome structure and cross-genome homoeology as revealed by Fluorescence in situ Hybridization with tandem repeats and wheat single-gene probes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 131: 2213–2227
  • Ochoa, V., Madrid, E., Said, M., Rubiales, D., Cabrera, A. (2015) Molecular and cytogenetic characterization of a common wheat-Agropyron cristatum chromosome translocation conferring resistance to leaf rust. Euphytica 201: 89– 95
  • Said, M., Recio, R., Cabrera, A. (2012) Development and characterization of structural changes in chromosome 3Hch from Hordeum chilense in common wheat and their use in physical mapping. Euphytica 188: 429–440