Dr Ahmed El Amin graduated from the University of Khartoum in 1974 as a Veterinary Surgeon. He worked as a Veterinary Officer until joining Pfizer Inc., Middle East in 1975 as Vet/Ag representative in Sudan. Meanwhile, he attained his MVSc (1982) and PhD (1988) from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Khartoum. Later he was Consultant and Executive Manager of two animal feed companies. He joined the University of Khartoum as Assistant Professor and Head of the Animal Nutrition Department from 1992-1997. He was briefly appointed General Manager, Khartoum University Press, 1997-1998, and afterwards to his current position as Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine Pharmacology and Toxicology. His research covers domestic and wild animal health and production in aspects of drought feeding, molasses toxicity, phyto-toxicity and the red-necked ostrich Struthio camelus camelus nutrition and diseases.