Mohamed Helmy, PhD

Visiting Scientist


Mohamed received his BSc degree in Genetics from Al-Azhar University (Cairo, Egypt), a postgraduate diploma in Software Systems Development from the Information Technology Institute (Giza, Egypt) and MSc and PhD degrees in System Biology from Keio University (Tokyo, Japan). He did his postdoctoral training at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan) and the School of Medicine at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada). He I led the bioinformatics team at, the artificial intelligence-aided search engine for scientific reagents, before joining A*STAR as a Senior Bioinformatics Specialist. He participated in several international collaboration projects including the Pan Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) (Nature, 2020, 578 (7793), 82) and the Human Reference Protein Interactome Mapping Project (HuRI) (Nature, 2020, 580 (7803). He helped in building to be one of the most successful biotech startups worldwide.

Research Interests

Systems biology, computational biology, proteogenomics, metabolomics, personalized medicine