Dr. Hassan Azzazy is a tenured full professor and Chairman of Department of Chemistry at the American University in Cairo. He was a postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Azzazy holds two board certifications in Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Washington, DC. Dr. Azzazy has over 30 years of experience in biomedical research and he is the founder/director of Novel Diagnostics and Therapeutics Research group. Dr. Azzazy authored over 180 scientific publications. He has co-edited two books on “Diagnostic Enzymology” and “Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Egypt”. Dr. Azzazy is an inventor on several patent families. Dr. Azzazy is a strong advocate of technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship and has co-founded two nanomedicine startup companies. Dr.Azzazy is the recipient of several awards including State Prize in Advanced Technological Sciences, Excellence in Research Award, Global Innovator Award, and Shoman Prize for Arab Researchers in Medical Sciences.