Author Archives: Mariam Rizkallah

About Mariam Rizkallah

Hey, This is Mariam Reyad Rizkallah, a graduate of Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University (FOPCU), just finished my software engineering diploma, and currently a Biotechnology Master's student at the American University in Cairo. A bit interested in tropical infectious diseases, bioinformatics and phage genomics, but you can call me "Passepartout"; because I "can be interested" in everything!! In my first years in college, I never imagined that one day I will read or write about science. Now, here I'm, among an amazing team starting by writing about science and now doing science led by Dr. Ramy Aziz from FOPCU. My favorite m.o. is P. falciparum; I like it because I like Ronald Ross, I think that he was distracted someday, just like me! Things I can't stand and want to fight: unemployment, child abuse, inaccessibility to medicine/healthcare and inaccessibility to knowledge. Favorite bands!? I listen to Linkin Park, Coldplay, Eminem, Bon Jovi, Fall Out Boy, The Killers and Chris Cornell.

Graduation Ceremony Poster Session!

I get this call from my supervisor at ITI telling me that I have to prepare a poster about my project to be presented in the graduation ceremony. She did encourage me to break the ice and start typing. I … Continue reading

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BioPython Me!

“I am quite concerned about the API [NCBI’s EUtils] that you’re planning to use! I think we should give it a try before start working on the database and the interface! Give me the URL! ‘Pypi’s EUtils‘?” Those words were … Continue reading

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Pharmacomicrobiomics for Engineers!

As we start the IT-based phase of the project Pharmacomicrobiomics, I decided to make this slideshow to market the project to my supervisors at the Information Technology Institute, and –honestly– to organize my ideas to create an action plan for … Continue reading

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