About us:

Welcome to our training and research consultancy unit of TBRI, one of the largest medical research institutions in Egypt that continues to be in the forefront of world-class innovative research centers in developing countries.



Tobe the forefront institution which provides training and scientific consultancy in the field of parasitic and infectious diseases on the national, regional and international levels.



In accordance with TBRI’s special consideration given to human resources development and their technical training as a basis for the technological progress  in all developing countries, the Training and Research Consultancy Unit  offers   a wide range of scientific and technological training programs. Moreover the unit offers research consultations and the opportunity to use all TBRI’s advanced research equipment under supervision of our highly trained personnel.


Training courses arranged annually by the unit


  • Training courses offered by TBRI's Clinical Divisions

Clinical Surgical Division

 - Surgery Department

 - Urosurgery Department

 - Intensive Care Department

 - Anaesthesia Department

Clinical Medical Division

 - Hepato-Gastroentorolgy Department

 - Nephrology Department

 - Public Health Department


  • Training courses offered by TBRI's Laboratory Divisions


Immunology & Therapeutic Evaluation Research Division

- Immunology Department

- Parasitology Department

- Pharmacology Department

Clinical Laboratory Research Division

- Clinical Chemistry Department

- Microbiology Department

- Electron Microscopy Department

- Pathology Department

- Haemetology Department

 Biochemistry & Medicinal Chemistry Research Division

- Biochemistry Department

- Medicinal Chemistry Department

Medical Malacology & Environmental Research Division

- Medical Malacology Department

- Environmental Research Department


  • Training Programs in Specialization Units

Schistosome Biological Supply Center (SBSC)Research EthicsHospital ManagementInfection Control

(all the subheadings are active and link to the information concerning each department).

Requirements to attend the course


Requirements to attend the course





  1. Applicants who attend the programs should be holding a university degree or an equivalent degree pertaining to the training program applied for.

  2.  Applications should be made no later than one week before the start of the session desired.

  3.  Payment of subscription fees is to be done in advance by cash or check to the Training and Research Consultancy Unit of TBRI.

  • Special training programs onsite can be arranged to meet the needs of the beneficiaries.

  • Program's date is arranged upon agreement with the Department in charge.


Immunology & Therapeutic Evaluation

Immunology Department



1.Basics of Tissue Culture

2.Hands-on Working with Stem Cells

3.Development of Antigen Detection Kits

4.Detection of circulating epigenetics markers in liver diseases

5. Essentials of Biobanking

 Parasitology Department



1.Preparation and analysis of urine and stool samples

2.Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Detection of

3.Application of Chromatography for Preparation and Purification of Different Parasitic Antigens

4.Preparation of Different Life Cycle Stages from Parasites of Medical Importance and the Study of the Effect of Treatment

5.Preparation of Antigens from Parasites of Medical Importance

6.Modern Concepts for Protection of Parasites of Medical Importance

Pharmacology Department



In 2011, among 32 African institutions selected as ANDI Centres of Excellence in health innovation, TBRI represented by pharmacology laboratory; was assigned as the “ANDI Centre of Excellence on Anti-Trematodal R&D” by the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) of the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI).

 Drug Evaluation and Discovery Unit (DEDO), a subsidiary of pharmacology laboratory, will help in support and development of the activities of the center. The excellencecentre is willing to collaborate with ANDI and with other African institutions with a focus on natural products, to complement research lines regarding the prevalent endemic diseases, and to increase our south-south collaboration to address specific health problems in the African continent. Moreover, it is looking for exchange visits between researchers with different capacities to help in building De Novo capacities, leverage existing ones through not only exchange of visits but also through training and execution of collaborative research projects.

The activities of the centre include the following training programes:

1.In vitro testing of antischistosomal activity of drugs/compounds

2.In vivo testing of antischistosomal activity of drugs/

3.Determination of acute and chronic toxicity of drugs/

Pharmacology laboratory performs other training programmes:

1.Isolation of hepatocytes

2.Bioavailability of drugs/compounds (e.g Bioavailability of praziquantel (PZQ) &Paracetamol)

Clinical Laboratory Research Division

Clinical Chemistry Department



Microbiology Department



Electron Microscopy Department



Pathology Department


1-Immunohistochemistry technique and assessment

“Using immune-autostainer link DAKO48, light microscopes”

2-Fluid cytology.

“Cytology analysis of inflammatory and malignant cells and centrifuge og fluid by centrifugation machine”

3-Techniques of Tissue Processing

Course includestechniques of embedding, fixation, cutting and different stains for routine study.

4-Techniques and Preparation of Frozen Sections by Leica machine.

5-Cell Image Analysis of Tissue Specimens.

“DNA analyser by image analyser”

6-Fluorescent in-situ hybridization technique (FISH)

“Detection of gene mutation fluorescent in situ hyperdization, using hyperdizer DAKO, assessment by Olympus fluorescent microscope and cytovision analysis soft were”

Haematology Department


1-Basic Laboratory Hematology

2-Principal Blood Bank Techniques

3-Thrombosis and Hemostasis

4-Hematopoietic Stem Cell (HSC)

Biochemistry & Medicinal Chemistry

Biochemistry Department


  1. ExtractionMethods for Nucleic Acids (DNA and RNA) from Biological

  2. DNA, RNA and protein electrophoresis. Hands On

  3. Applications of PCR and Quantitative RT-PCR for Diagnosis of Pathogens. Hands On

  4. Cloning andExpression of Recombinant Proteins. Hands On

  5. Determination of SNPs Associated with Different Genetic Diseases (il 28, il 4). Hands On

  6. Principles of tissue culture.Hands On

  7. Gene Expression. Hands On

  8. Nanomaterials for drug delivery.Hands On

  9. Bioinformatics.Hands On

  10. Protein purification.Hands On


Medicinal Chemistry Department


  1. Extraction of phytochemical compounds from natural resources (medicinal plants- marines-microbes).

  2. Fractionation of natural extracts by (n-hexane, Petroleum ether, Ethyl acetate, n-butanol).

  3. Phytochemical screening for natural extracts (Tests for Alkaloids, Saponins, Flavonoids, Phenolics, Steroids and Anthraquinones).

  4. Quantitative estimation of total phenolic, flavonoids and tannins.

  5. Estimation of antioxidant activity for extracts and pure compounds by different chemical methods.

  6. Separation, isolation and purification of phytochemical compounds by different chromatographic techniques (Column chromatography, Paper chromatography, Thin layer chromatography).

  7. Qualitative and quantitative estimation of phytochemicals by analytical high performance liquid chromatography with photodiode array/ultraviolet detector (Analytical UV/PDA-HPLC).

  8. Isolation and purification of phytochemicals by preparative high performance liquid chromatography with photodiode array/ultraviolet detector (Preparative UV/PDA-HPLC).



Training in Specialization Units

Schistosome Biological Supply Center


  1. Experimental Scistosomiasis : life cycle of schistosoma worm in experimental animals in the lab.

  2. Antigen preparation of various stages of schistosomes and other trematodes.

  3. Breeding and care of experimental animals (mice, hamsters).

















Nursing training courses

Information and Documentation Center

  • Preparation for the International Computer Driving License (ICDL)

        Duration:120 hours

        Fees:450 EGP for the courseand 400 EGP for exam fees

  • Preparation for the TOEFFL Examination

        Duration:70 hours

        Fees:350 EGP


Contact us

For more information please contact:

Professor Dr. Nevine S. Fam Professor of microbiology

Supervisor of Training and Research Consultancy Unit,
E-mail: nevinefam@yahoo


Professor Dr. Rabab Sayed Zalat Professor of Parasitology

Director of Training and Research Consultancy Unit,

Theodor Bilharz Research Institute
E-mail: rababzalat@yahoo.com


Ms. Aml Ramzy Mohamed

Secretariat of Training and Research Consultancy Unit,

Theodor Bilharz Research Institute

E-mail: amlramzy57@gmail.com

Mobile: (+2) 01283097372      Tel: (+2) 0235409670       Fax: (202) 35408125 
E-mail: training.tbri@gmail.com,