Scientific Committee

Honorary President:

Professor Rosalie David

Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at The University of Manchester (UK).

Professor Rosalie David is a pioneer researcher on studies about Egyptian mummies using non-destructive techniques and the first woman professor in Egyptology in Britain. Prof. David is Vice-President of the Egypt Exploration Society (UK) and Director of the International Mummy Database. Prof. David is formerly Director of the KNH Centre for Biological and Forensic Studies in Egyptology at The University of Manchester and former Keeper of Egyptology at the Manchester Museum.



Dr. Miguel Sánchez

Chief of Pathology and Medical Director of the Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (USA).

Professor of Pathology at both Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York University School of Medicine (USA). Dr. Sánchez is member of the excavation team of the University of Memphis Mission to Theban Tomb 16 (Panehsy).  Membership of the Paleopathology Group, United States Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and ARCE (Egypt).



Prof. Salima Ikram

Distinguished Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo (Egypt) and Invited Professor at Yale University (USA)

Prof. Ikram has performed extensive research on ancient Egyptian food, and on human and animal mummified bodies through pioneer analysis and experimental work in collaboration with museums and institutions with Egyptian collections all over the world. Prof. Ikram is co-director of the Animal Mummy Project at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (Egypt).



  • Prof. Eva-Maria Geigl
    Co-director of the Epigenome and paleogenome lab of the Institut Jacques Monod, University Paris-Diderot (Paris 7)/CNRS in Paris (France). In recent studies, Prof. Geigl and her team have demonstrated that the Ancient Egyptians were first to domesticate the cats.
  • Dr. Jesús Herrerín López 
    PhD in Biological Sciences. Associate Professor of Biology at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). Member of the archaeological teams at the Theban Tombs 16, 34, 110, 11 and 12 and the Projects Djehuty and Hery.
  • Dr. Albert Isidro
    MD.PhD. Consultant Orthopedist from Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor in Barcelona. Aggregate Professor in Medicine of the University of Barcelona. Paleopathologist of the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona. Avanced Research Membership of the Physical Anthropology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Member of the archaeological teams of Sharuna and Qarara Necropolis (Middle Egypt) and Thutmosis III Project in Western Thebes (Upper Egypt).
  • Prof. Frank Rühli 
    Professor Director of the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Director of the Swiss Mummy Project.
  • Prof. Lisa Sabbahy
    PhD in Egyptian archaeology from the University of Toronto (Canada) and former Professor at the University of California-Berkeley (USA).
    Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo (Egypt) and Program Director of the MA in Egyptology and Coptology at AUC.
  • Prof. Sahar Saleem
    Professor of Radiology at Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine of the Cairo University (Egypt). Leading member of Egyptian Mummy Project - Egypt.