Mohamed E. Hamid, PhD, was born at Haj Abdullah, Gezira State, Sudan and received his Bachelor of Veterinary Science (1985) and Masters degree (1988) from the University of Khartoum, then awarded PhD (1994) from the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom. He conducted postdoctoral studies at Berlin's Free University (1995-1997) and received Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship from Germany in 1997. He worked at the University of Khartoum (1985-2009) till he reached Associate Professor. Currently he is working at the College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha and a visiting scholar at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, Germany. Dr Hamid is a member of several scientific societies concerning with Bacteriology in general and "Actinomycetes of clinical importance" in particular. He participated in many conferences and seminars and has published many scientific papers in international and regional journals. He published some books including: Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections and Delicate Environmental Sections.