Currently, i am a surgical research/ observer fellow at esneft( colchester, essex, uk) conducting my md project through a joint supervision program (egypt-uk), the project is (the role of volatile compounds and microbiome on detection of colorectal cancer), won through a competitive cultural scholarship program by the egyptian higher ministry of education). basically, i am an assistant lecturer at the general surgery department at menoufia university/ egypt since 2016. i am a qualified surgeon, general surgery specialist in menoufia university hospital(egypt), well trained in general surgery for more than 5 years as well. additionally, i have mrcs and a full gmc license to practice. i have finished a valuable literature review on the microbiome and its relations to crc ( causal vs interlinked ?) and determined the knowledge gap due to being more studied for generating biomarker models and developing more personalized treatment strategies.