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Mostafa Kamal Tolba, Egyptian microbiologist.


Tolba, Mostafa Kamal was born on December 8, 1922 in Gharbia, Egypt. Son of Kamal and Shafika Abu (Samra) Tolba.


Bachelor of Science in Botany, Cairo University, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1949. Doctor of Science (honorary), Moscow University, 1978.

Doctor of Science (honorary), State Faculty of Agriculture, Gembloux, Belgium, 1985. Doctor of Science (honorary), Beijing University, 1987.


Under-Secretary-General, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme since 1976. Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme, 1973-1976. Alternate Member, Executive Board, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 66-72.

President, Egyptian Academy of Science(s) Research and Technology, 1971. Minister of Youth, 1971. Professor of Microbiology, Cairo University, 1968.

Under Secretary of State for Higher Education, 1965. Professor, National Rch Center, Cairo, 1965. Cultural Counsil & Director, Egyptian Education Bureau(s), Egyptian Embassy, Washington, District of Columbia, 1963.

Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General, National Science(s) Council of Egypt, 1961. Lecturer, Assistant Professor of Botany, Cairo University, Professor of Botany, Baghdad University, 1949-1959.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member World Research, Institute (board directors Washington chapter), Aspen Institute Humanistic Studies (board directors), Paul Getty Wildlife Consultant (board directors prize committee), International Conference on Genetics (board directors), International Institute Environment and Development (board directors), Egyptian Botanical Society (board directors), Institut d'Egypte, American Society Plant Physiology Iraq (board directors), Egyptian Shooting Club (honorary).


  • Other Interests



Spouse Saneya Zaki Labib, National of Egypt.

Kamal Tolba

Shafika Abu (Samra) Tolba

Saneya M. Zaki Labib.