On behalf of the scientists, researchers and trainees I would like to welcome you to the Medical Experimental Research Center of Mansoura University or MERC (as we used to call in Mansoura!).
MERC was born few years ago, inside school of Medicine. Establishment of MERC was accomplished through the vision of Prof. Mohamed A. Sobh -the pioneer nephrologist and the founder of MERC.
Our strategic goal was to introduce the concept of basic research to staff and students of Mansoura School of Medicine. I believe we succeeded in fulfilling this goal. Each year, MERC receives more and more proposals from staff and PhD students to do their research in our units.
We believe it is time move forward! MERC through international collaboration with different centers and institutions all over the world is ready to be an internationally competitive research center. We believe that through our short journey MERC has evolved from a new born research unit to a hub for translational research in Egypt and soon in Middle East.
MERC mission is simple yet so difficult: TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN BASIC AND CLINICAL RESEARCH.
Please enjoy a short tour in MERC website trying to explore our ambition to introduce translational research to Egyptian scientific community.
Basem Ibraheim Awad, MD