(MUVP), a research unit for vertebrate fossil preparation and training, was created in 2010. MUVP is dedicated to educating Egyptian vertebrate paleontologists, expanding awareness of Egypt's vertebrate paleontological resources, and undertaking collection, preparation, study and curation of Egypt's fossil vertebrates. Development of the MUVP lab has not only allowed the growing collection of fossil vertebrates to be prepared and described, but has also facilitated expansion of the vertebrate paleontology program at Mansoura University and other Egyptian universities through the training of students and technicians. A well-equipped MUVP laboratory has attracted top Egyptian students to the program at Mansoura, as well as professional paleontologists who would like to prepare and study vertebrate fossils. MUVP has been involved in vertebrate paleontology projects to study vertebrate evolution in the Late Cretaceous and Paleogene of Africa.
Sanaa El-Sayed, the vice director of MUVP, participated in National Geographic Annual Family Day Event: SECRETS OF EGYPT in Washington DC on July 20, 2019. As the theme of this year's event was about Egypt, the activities included Free access to the National Geographic Museum’s “Queens of Egypt” exhibition.
Prof. Ashraf Abdel Basset, Mansoura University President, together with Prof. Kamal Sharobiem, the governor of Daqahlia, honored Dr. Hesham Sallam, the Winner of the figure of the year Award, during the Celebration of Science Day on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019.
On 17th May 2019, Prof. Tarek Shawki, the Minister of Education and Technical Education and Chairman of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank, together with Dr. Yasmine Salah Fouad, the Environment Minister, Prof. Ashraf Abdel Basset, the President of Mansoura University, and Prof. Hesham Sallam, the director of MUVP center, have established the inauguration ceremony of MUVP.