Prof. Dr. Dr. Hafez was head of the Institute of Poultry Diseases of the Free University in Berlin from October 1st 1997 until 31st March 2016. He is currently Gust “Senior” Professor at the same Institute.
Dr Hafez gained his Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) at the department of Poultry Diseases from Cairo University in 1975, and in 1981 completed his Dr. medicinae veterinariae (Dr. med. vet) at the department of Poultry Diseases, Giessen University, Germany and in 1994 he finished the Dr. habilitatus (Dr. med. vet. habil.) thesis at the department of Poultry Diseases, Munich University, Germany.
Hafez is Veterinary Poultry Specialist since 1982; Veterinary Microbiology Specialist since 1989, Veterinary Animal Hygiene Specialist since 1996 and since 2005 Diplomate of European College of Veterinary Public health (Dipl. ECVPH) and since 2009 Diplomate of European College of Poultry Veterinary Science (Dipl. ECPVS). Dr Hafez’s career has focused on poultry diseases diagnosis and control in general and in particular respiratory and food borne diseases, management, and hygiene.
He is currently Honorary Life President of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA). From 2011-2015 he was of the Vice –(Past)-president of the WVPA and from 2007 -2011 he was the President of the WVPA. Past-President of European College of Poultry Veterinary Science, Chairman of Poultry Scientific Committee of the German Veterinary Chamber, Chairman of the German Branch of the World Veterinary Poultry Association and Chairman Working group 10 (Turkey) European Branch of World Poultry Science Association (WPSA).
In addition, he is an honour Professor at the University of Hohenheim, Germany since 1996 as well as honour Professor at the Alexandria University, Egypt since 2009. Furthermore, he is a member of several others scientific committees related to veterinary medicine worldwide. Since 2015 he is advisor of the Arab Federation for Food Industries (AFFI)
Research interest focused on poultry diseases diagnosis and control in general and in particular respiratory and food borne diseases, management, and hygiene.
Publications and Seminars
No. articles in journals included in the science citation index 238
No. of the published books 2
No. of the published book chapters 50
Supervision of doctor thesis’s, Masters and Habilitation 80
No. of presentations on scientific congress and meeting >570
As Guest Speaker in following countries: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, India, Iran, Israel, Ireland, Jordan, Kosovo, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Saudi Arabian, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian, Sudan, Russia, The Netherlands, Norway, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arabic Emirate, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam.