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Rasha Reda

Country of origin: Egypt Currently in: Egypt, Egypt General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2009 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

My current research activities are aim to develop and evaluate aquaculture nutrition strategies for improving fish growth, immunity and welfare. The main focus of my research is to evaluate different feed additives as probiotic, prebiotic, acidifer and phytobiotic in aquaculture feed to formulate balanced eco-friendly diets with high economic profit. Specifically, my major areas of research are: • Improve sustainability of aquafeeds by different feed additives especially probiotic based diets and seek to increase fish production through the use of feed additives safe on the health of both the fish and the human. • Formulation of eco-friendly low-pollution feeds • Evaluation effect of the feed additives on fish growth performance, immune status and disease resistance. • Use of additives to enhance nutritive value of feed ingredients and to reduce economic losses in fish farms resulting from pathogenic fish death through the improvement of the general situation and increase fish resistance to infection and immune raise. • Improvement, standardization, and documentation of methods in fish nutrition. • Effects of feed additives especially probiotics on expression pattern of related genes in fish • Dietary nutrient interaction in fish and effects on physiology and gene expression

Research Keywords: 
fish pathology; fish nutrition; environmental health; food safety and fish genetics
fish immunology

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Ahmed, Shaimaa AA, Rasha M. Reda, and Mohamed El-Hady (2019): "Immunomodulation by Coriandrum sativum seeds (Coriander) and its ameliorative effect on lead‐induced immunotoxicity in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.)." Aquaculture Research.
2. Selim, K.M., Rasha M. Reda, Mahmoud, R. and El-Araby, I.E., (2019): Effects of nucleotides supplemented diets on growth performance and expressions of ghrelin and insulin-like growth factor genes in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, pp.1-18,
3. Selim, K.M., El-Sayed, H.M., El-Hady, M.A. and Rasha M. Reda (2018): In vitro evaluation of the probiotic candidates isolated from the gut of Clarias gariepinus with special reference to the in vivo assessment of live and heat-inactivated Leuconostoc mesenteroides and Edwardsiella sp. Aquaculture International, 27(1):33-51.
4. Rasha M. Reda, El-Hady M. A. Khaled M. Selim and Hassanin M. El-Sayed (2018): Comparative study of three predominant gut Bacillus strains and a commercial B. amyloliquefaciens as probiotics on the performance of Clarias gariepinus. Fish & shellfish immunology, 80: 416-425.
5. Rasha M. Reda, Selim, K. M., Mahmoud, R., & El-Araby, I. E. (2018): Effect of dietary yeast nucleotide on antioxidant activity, non-specific immunity, intestinal cytokines, and disease resistance in Nile Tilapia. Fish & shellfish immunology, 80: 281–290.
6. Galal, Azza AA, Rasha M. Reda, and Amany Abdel-Rahman Mohamed (2018): Influences of Chlorella vulgaris dietary supplementation on growth performance, hematology, immune response and disease resistance in Oreochromis niloticus exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of penoxsulam herbicide. Fish & shellfish immunology, 77: 445-456. doi: 10.1016/j.fsi.2018.04.011.
7. Rasha M. Reda, Khaled M. Selim, Hassanin M. El-Sayed and El-Hady M. A. (2017): In vitro selection and identification of potential probiotics isolated from the gastrointestinal tract of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, 10(4), pp.692-703.
8. Khalil SR, Rasha M. Reda, Awad A (2017): Efficacy of Spirulina platensis diet supplements on disease resistance and immune-related gene expression in Cyprinus carpio L. exposed to herbicide atrazine. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 67: 119–128. doi: 10.1016/j.fsi.2017.05.065.
9. Rasha M. Reda, Mahmoud, R., Khaled M. Selim, & El-Araby, I. E. (2016): Effects of dietary acidifiers on growth, hematology, immune response and disease resistance of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Fish & Shellfish Immunology, 50, 255-262.
10. Khaled M. Selim & Rasha M. Reda (2015): Improvement of immunity and disease resistance in the Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, by dietary supplementation with Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. Fish & Shellfish Immunology, 44: 496-503. DOI: 10.1016/j.fsi.2015.03.004, 44, 496-503.
11. Rasha M. Reda & Khaled M. Selim (2015): Evaluation of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens on the growth performance, intestinal morphology, hematology and body composition of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Aquaculture International, 23(1): 203-217. DOI: 10.1007/s10499-014-9809-z.
12. Khaled M. Selim & Rasha M. Reda (2014): β-glucan and mannan oligosaccharides enhance growth and immunity in Nile Tilapia. North American Journal of Aquaculture, 77:22–30. DOI: 10.1080/15222055.2014.951812.
13. Zeinab M. El-Bouhy, Gamal El- Nobi A., Rasha M. Reda, Rowida E. Ibrahim (2017): Assessment of Chlorpyrifos Pollution on Cichlidogyrus sp Infestation and the Oreochromis niloticus Immune Status. International Journal of Ecotoxicology and Ecobiology, 2(1): 8-15.
14. Zeinab M. El-Bouhy, Gamal El- Nobi A., Rasha M. Reda, Rowida E. Ibrahim (2016): Effect of Insecticide "Chlorpyrifos" on Immune Response of Oreochromis niloticus. Zagazig Veterinary Journal, Volume 44, Number 3, p. 196-204.
15. Zeinab M. El-Bouhy, Rasha M. Reda and Asmaa E. El-Azony (2016): Effect of Copper and Lead as Water Pollutants on Ectoparasitic Infested Oreochromis niloticus. Zagazig Veterinary Journal, Volume 44, Number 2, p 156-166.
16. Zeinab M. El-Bouhy, Gamal El-Nobi, Rasha M. Reda and Shaimaa A. Ali (2015): Prevalence of Septicemia and Red Mouth Disease Caused by Aeromonas sobria at Sahl El-Housinia Fish Farm. Zagazig Veterinary Journal Volume 43, Number 3, p. 53-63.
17. Mancuso M., Rappazzo A. C., Genovese M., El Hady M., Ghonimy A., Ismail M., Rasha M. Reda, Cappello S., Genovese L., Maricchiolo G. (2015): In Vitro Selection of Bacteria and Isolation of Probionts from Farmed Sparus aurata with Potential for Use as Probiotics. International Journal of Animal Biology Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 93-98.
18. Wafaa Eleraky; Yahya M.; Rasha M. Reda and Eletreby S (2014): Evaluation of prebiotic and probiotic dietary supplementation on growth performance and some blood parameters of Cyprinus carpio Frys. Egypt. J. Aquat. Biol. & Fish., Vol. 18, No. 2: 29- 38 (2014) ISSN 1110 – 6131.
19. Yahya M, Rasha M. Reda, Eletreby S. (2014): Case Study on Mass Mortality Problem of Cyprinus carpio Eggs in El- Abbassa Fish Hatchery in Egypt. International Journal of Research in Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014; 4(1): 8-13.
20. Rasha M. Reda, Ibrahim RE, El-Nobi G. Ahmed, El-Bouhy ZM (2013): Effect of oxytetracycline and florfenicol as growth promoters on the health status of cultured Oreochromis niloticus. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research, Volume 39, Issue 4, Pages 241–248.
21. Nabela I. El-Sharkawy; Rasha M. Reda and Iman E. El-Araby (2011): Assessment of Stomp® (Pendimethalin) toxicity on Oreochromis niloticus. Journal of American Science, 2011; 7 (10).
22. Rasha M. Reda; El-Nobi GA; Hassanin ME and Elmowalid G (2010): Effects of some feed additives on health and growth of Nile tilapia "Oreochromis niloticus". Zag. Vet. J. 38 (2): 18-26.
23. Wafaa Eleraky; Dief MU; Rasha M. Reda; Walaa Abd El-Razik and El-Gamal (2009): Influence of Rare Earth Elements as Alternative Growth Promoters In Unconventional Diets For Oreochromis Niloticus. Abbassa International Journal for Aquaculture, Special Issue for Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Conference. Cairo International Convention Center, 24 – 26 October 2009 pp 467-476.
24. El-Bouhy Z M; Saleh GA; El-Nobi G Ahmed and Rasha M. Reda (2006): Study on the Effect of Chlorine on Health and Growth of Some Ornamental Fishes. Zag. Vet. J. 34 (2): 164-172.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study

Workshop and Conference Attended

14-16 March 2017 National Research center, Giza, Egypt The third international conference on "Biotechnology and Environmental Safety"
1-6 August 2015 Hurghada, Egypt The second international conference of new horizons in basic and applied science
18 March 2015 Department of Zoology - Faculty of Science - Ain Shams University Seventeenth Annual Scientific Conference of the Egyptian Society for the Development of Fisheries and maintain human health
13 October to 17 October Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain. Aquaculture Europe 14 "AE14"
1-3 October 2012 conference hall of faculty of agriculture Cairo University , Egypt The fifth Global Fisheries & Aquaculture Research Conf.
10-13/2/2010 Luxor, Egypt The 10th Scientific Conference, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University.
Aug. 20-22/2008 Port-aid, Egypt The 9th Scientific Conference, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University.
26-27/11/2012 Zagazig University Workshop on "Primer design for PCR"
24/4/2013 Zagazig University • Workshop on "Scientific International Publication (Endnote Basics)"
13/5/2013 Zagazig University Workshop on "Writing a Scientific Proposal"
20-22 November, 2017 Cairo, Egypt • The first international conference and exhibition on sustainable development of aquaculture organized by the central laboratory for aquaculture research and world fish
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

May 2014
• Awarding of scholarship within the framework of the Multi-Disciplinary Training Programme Science for Diplomacy –"Diploma"
Awarding of scholarship within the framework of the Multi-Disciplinary Training Programme Science for Diplomacy –"Diploma" by MAE DGCS and CNR – following the public selection procedure (prot. No. AMMCNT – CNR No. 0002863, dated 10 January 2014) – CUP of the project: B56J13000320006.
Apr 2019
the Encouragement State Award in the field of agricultural sciences
one of the highest prizes for young researchers in the Arab Republic of Egypt
OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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