Tom Brown was Lecturer, Reader then Professor at Edinburgh University from 1985 to 1995. He then moved to Southampton University until 2013. He is currently Professor of Nucleic Acid Chemistry at Oxford University. His research focuses on DNA sequence recognition and applications of oligonucleotides. He is the co-founder of three Biotech companies (Oswel, ATDBio and Primer Design) and has published 380 research papers and patents. He has received several awards including the Royal Society of Chemistry awards for Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Research. He was recently Chemistry World entrepreneur of the year and BBSRC Innovator of the Year.
Prof. Badalyan has completed her PhD at the age of 30 years from the Yerevan State University and postdoctoral studies from Lomonosov Moscow State University. She holds her DSc (1998) degree in Botany/Mycology in Armenia. Prof. Badalyan has more than 35 years of research experience in the areas of Fungal Biology and Biotechnology. Her research is directed to the studies of edible and medicinal mushroomsas a natural source of pharmaceutically valuable compounds to develop biotech-products. She has published more than 65 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of several international journals
Alexander Seifalian, Professor of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine worked at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London for over 26 years, during this time he spent a period of time at Harvard Medical School looking at caused of cardiovascular diseases and a year at Johns Hopkins Medical School looking at treatment of liver. He published more than 647 peer-reviewed research papers, and registered 14 UK and International patents. He is currently CEO of NanoRegMed Ltd, working on the commercialisation of his research. During his career Prof Seifalian has led and managed many large projects with successful outcomes in terms of commercialisation and translation to patients. In 2007 he was awarded the top prize in the field for the development of nanomaterials and technologies for cardiovascular implants by Medical Future Innovation, and in 2009 he received a Business Innovation Award from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). He was the European Life Science Awards’ Winner of Most Innovative New Product 2012 for the “synthetic trachea”. Prof Seifalian won the Nanosmat Prize in 2013 and in 2016 he received the Distinguish Research Award in recognition of his outstanding work in regenerative medicine from Heals Healthy Life Extension Society. His achievements include development of the world first synthetic trachea, lacrimal drainage conduit, and vascular bypass graft using nanocomposite materials, bioactive molecules and stem cell technology. He has over 15,000 media report from his achievement,include BBC, ITV, WSJ, CNN, and many more.Currently he is working on development and commercialisation of human organs using graphene based nanocomposite materials and stem cells technology.
Professor Tajalli Keshavarz has 28 years of industrial and academic experience in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology. He has been the scientist in charge of several EU and Nationalprojectsin microbial physiology, fermentation, white biotechnology, and quorum sensing. Keshavarz has been the UK representative andmember of management committee to fourEuropean COST Actions. He is the author of over 130 refereed scientific articles and editor of six international journals in biotechnology and microbiology. He is a member of committees of international conferences and has served many years as Chair of the Biotechnology Group of the Society of Chemical Industry.
Vladimir Torchilin got his M.S, Ph.D., and D.Sc. degrees from the Moscow State University and serves currently a University Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, Boston. He has published more than 400 original papers, more than 150 reviews and book chapters, wrote and edited 12 books, and holds more than 40 patents. Google Scholar shows more than 60,000 citations of his papers with H-index of 108. He is Editor-in-Chief of Current Drug Discovery Technologies, Drug Delivery, and OpenNano, Co-Editor of Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and on the Editorial Boards of many other journals. He received more than $30 M from the governmental and industrial sources in research funding. He has multiple honors and awards and in 2011, Times Higher Education ranked him number 2 among top world scientists in pharmacology for the period of 2000-2010.
Professor Sukhdev Roy received his PhD. from IIT Delhi in 1993, and thereafter joined the Dayalbagh Educational Institute, where he is at present a Professor in the Department of Physics and Computer Science. He has been a visiting scientist at many universities that include, Harvard, Waterloo, Würzburg, Regensburg, Osaka, City University, London and Queen Mary University of London, TIFR-Mumbai and I.I.Sc.-Bangalore. He is also an Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. He has won a number of awards and fellowships that include, the, AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers in 2001, JSPS Invitation Fellowship, Japan in 2004, H.C. Shah Research Endowment Prize by Sardar Patel University in 2006, 1st IETE B.B. Sen Memorial Award in 2007, IETE-Conference on Emerging Opto-electronic Technologies Award in 2012, IETE-Smt. Manorama Rathore Memorial Award in 2016, the Systems Society of India’s National Systems Gold Medal in 2016 and six best paper awards in international and national conferences. He has published 175 research papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings and 11 book chapters. He was the Guest Editor of the March 2011 Special Issue of IET Circuits, Devices and Systems Journal (U.K.) on Optical Computing. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Access and is a member of the Editorial Board of Optics and Photonics Journal. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE (USA) and a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, India, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India), and the Optical Society of India. His research has focused on Nano-Bio-Photonics, especially on bioengineering of photosensitive proteins for all-optical information processing, photovoltaics, sensing and computational optogenetics that involves optimization of low-power, high frequency and high-fidelity neuronal firing with ultrafast channelrhodopsins.
Vijayakumar Varadarajan is currently a Professor and an Associate Dean for School of Computing Science and Engineering at VIT University, Chennai, India. He has more than 18 years of experience including industrial and institutional. He also served as a Team Lead in industries like Satyam, Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra for several years. He has completed Diploma with First Class Honors. He has completed BE CSE and MBA HRD with First Class. He has also completed ME CSE with First Rank Award. He has completed his PhD from Anna University in 2012. He has published many articles in national and international level journals/conferences/books. He is a reviewer in IEEE Transactions, Inderscience and Springer Journals. He has initiated a number of international research collaborations with universities in Europe, Australia, Africa, Malaysia, Singapore and North America. He had also initiated joint research collaboration between VIT University and various industries. He is also the Guest Editor for few journals in Inderscience, Springer and IGI Global. He also organized several international conferences and special sessions in USA, Vietnam, Africa, Malaysia and India including IEEE, ACSAT, ISRC, ISBCC, ICBCC etc. His research interests include computational areas covering grid computing, cloud computing, computer networks, cyber security and big data. He received his university-level Best Faculty Award for 2015–2016. He is also a member of several national and international professional bodies including EAI, BIS, ISTE, IAENG, CSTA, IEA etc.
Full Professor, Head of the Department of Automation, Biomechanics and Mechatronics at Lodz University of Technology, Head of Ph.D. School on 'Mechanics' (since 1996) and of graduate/postgraduate programs on Mechatronics (since 2006). Doctor Honoris CausaofAcademy of Arts and Technology, (Poland, Bielsko-Biala, 2014) and of Czestochowa University of Technology (Poland, Czestochowa, 2014). Recipient of the Humboldt Award. Editor-in-Chief in 3 international journals and member of the Editorial Boards in 90 international journals (23 with IF). Author/co-author of over 765 journal papers and refereed international conference papers and 50monographs. Editor of 25books and 28journal special issues. Principal investigator in 39 research grants by Polish Ministry of Education and Science (21), Committee for Scientific Research (17), National Science Centre (3). Member of Editorial Boards of 74Journals (15with IF). Supervisor/co-supervisor of 23 finalized and 7 ongoing PhD theses, 8habilitation thesesand 37 Master/Bachelor theses. Organizer and Head of the series of 14international conferences Dynamical Systems-Theory and Application (Lodz, 1992-2017) and of 3 international conferences“Mechatronics: Ideas for Industrial Applications” (Warsaw 2012; Lodz, 2014; Gdansk, 2015), Chair of the "International Conference of the Polish Society of Biomechanics" (Lodz, 2014). For more see also www.abm.p.odz.pl. His papers and research cover various disciplines of mechanics,biomechanics, applied mathematics, automation, physics and computer oriented sciences, with main focus on nonlinear processes.
Majid Ghassemi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at the K. N. Toosi University of Technology; one of the most prestige’s technical university in Tehran, Iran. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research at the University of Birmingham. He teaches graduate and under graduate courses and conduct research in the area of heat transfer and its application in bio and micro sensors, drug delivery, fuel cells, microchannels and alternative energy. He has over 20 years of academic and industrial experience and served as the President of the K. N. Toosi University of Technology from 2010 through 2013. Professor Ghassemi has also served in several public and private boards and panels and supervised several undergraduate, masters and PhD students, published several books and many journal and conference papers. He is currently an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Prevention and Treatment and Managing Editor of the American Journal of Mechanical Engineering (AJME) as well as Editorial Board member for many international journals. He also serves as member in several international conferences. Professor Ghassemi received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1993.
alery A. Petrenko, Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at Auburn University; graduated from Moscow PetrenkoState University, U.S.S.R (1972); received PhD and D.Sc. degrees in chemistry from the Zelinski Institute of Organic Chemistry (1976) and Moscow State University, U.S.S.R (1988), Honor Ranks of Senior Scientist in Bioorganic Chemistry (1984) and Professor in Molecular Biology (1992) from the Supreme Attestation Committee of the U.S.S.R. His Ph.D. research focused on the synthesis of O-specific antigens of Salmonella, and D.Sc. – on directed engineering of DNA and proteins. In 1977 he moved to Novosibirsk and worked as Junior and Senior Scientist (1977-1982), Laboratory Head (1982-1985), Associate Director for Research (1985-1989), Director of Institute, Vice President for Research and Professor (1989-1993) in Scientific Association Vector (Novosibirsk, Russia). In 1993 he joined the faculty of University of Missouri-Columbia as Visiting Professor and Research Professor, and in 2000 – Auburn University as Professor and Graduate Faculty (2001). In Auburn Dr. Petrenko established a research program focused on development of diagnostic and therapeutic probes using phage display and phage nanobiotechnology. Dr. Petrenko is recipient (PI) of grants from the Army Research Office, the National Institute of Health, Calvert Research LLC, and Auburn University, and CoPI in several collaborative grants. He is recipient of the Pfizer Animal Health Awards for Research Excellence (2006, 2011), Auburn University’s Scholarship Incentive Award (2014), Auburn President’s Outstanding Collaborative Units Award in Pharmaceutical Engineering (2014). He is member of National Academy of Inventors Chapter (2013), Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC), National Cancer Institute (NCI) Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer (2009) and Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine, included in “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare”, “Who’s Who in America” 2011 (65th Edition), “Who is Who in the World” (15th Edition) and “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” 2011-2012 (11th Edition).
António Dourado is Professor and Director of Soft Computing Group of Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra. He was the PI of the European project EPILEPSIAE, researching algorithms for EEG-ECG processing for epileptic seizures prediction. He is author or co-author of more than 250 international publications in referred journals, book chapters and conferences. He is member of IEEE and has been co-founder of the European Control Association and of the Portuguese Association of Automatic Control (IFAC National Member). Main research interests: Computational Intelligence, Signal Processing, Data Mining for Medical and Industrial Applications, and Intelligent Control.
Professor Osmar Antonio Centurión, is a cardiologist with expertise in Coronary Heart Diseases and Cardiac Arrhythmias, Hemodynamics and Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Ablation. He is Professor of Medicine at the School of Medical Sciences from the Asuncion National University in Asunción, Paraguay. He received is PhD degree in Cardiology, at the Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan in 1994. He is the Founding Member of Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiología Intervencionista (SOLACI). Author of more than 200 medical articles published in peerreviewed American, European and Japanese journals in cardiology. His biography is published in "Who is Who in the World", "Who is Who in Science and Engineering", "Man of Achievement", "Who is who in Medicine and Healthcare". He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and member of other 10 International Cardiovascular Societies. He is currently Chief of the Department of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas, Asunción, Paraguay. In addition, He is the Director of the Department of Health Science Investigation at the Metropolitan Hospital, Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay.
Assoc. Prof. Haim Azhari received his D.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the Technion-IIT in 1987. From 1987 to 1990, he held a postdoctoral position there. From 1990-1992 hehad a double appointment as an International Research Fellow in both the Departments of Radiology and Cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. In 1992, he joined the Department of BME at the Technion-IIT as a staff member.Between 1999-2000, Prof. Azhari was on a sabbatical leave at Harvard Medical School in the Beth-Israel Radiology Department. His fields of research are: Medical Imaging and Image Guided Interventions.
Anne Chantal Gouget has completed her Ph.D. in 2000 from the University of Strasbourg, France under the supervision of Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Nobel Prize 2017. After a postdoctoral position at DSM, dutch chemical company in Geleen, she worked for a french biotech society on the development of fluorescent biochips. Since 2002, she is researcher at the CNRS where she mainly works on surface functionalization for biodetection. Since 2015, she is deputy director of the Condensed Matter Physics laboratory from the Ecole polytechnique, France. She has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals.
Shiwei Song obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2007. She has over 10 years of experience on protein chemistry & physics and protein immobilization, and 6 years of experience in directed evolution of enzymes while she was working in Codexis Singapore. She was awarded U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in 2012 for her outstanding work on directed evolution of LovD enzyme for commercial process to Simvastatin. From February 2013 to September 2014, she worked in Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing as a Senior Chemist. She has received GSK Employee Recognition Award for Leading Analytical Tech Transfer for NCE project in 2014. She is currently a Senior Lecturer with the School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Her major research interest is in biotechnology and its applications, especially enzymology, protein engineering and bio-inspired approach, materials and process development.
Robert Pintarič is aAssistant on Faculty of Health science, Maribor Slovenia Research Assistant in University Medical Centre Maribor.Graduated engineer of radiology 1997-2000 Faculty of Health, University of Ljubljana Slovenia. Specialist of information science within health care and health nursing 2005-2006 Faculty of Health Science Maribor, University of Maribor Slovenia. Master of Science in radiology and tehnology 2013-2014 Faculty of Health, University of Ljubljana Slovenia.PhD student of Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School University of Ljubljana and PhD student Faculty of Psihology department of Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience University of Maribor. Works at University Medical Center Maribor Department of Radiology, speciality magnetic resonance diagnostics 3.0 T, seventeen years of experiences of angiography, intervention radiology and cardiology.
Dr. Deepa Jose has completed her Ph.D from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University Chennai, India. She is the Head of Research and Development at KCG College of Technology - a group of Hindustan Institutions a premier institute for engineering education and research. She has published more than 45 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of various reputed journals. She is a Life Member of IEI and member of IEEE. She has taught students to learn more through doing projects and apply what they learn to design and solve real time problems t. Her research works include electronic devices for medical applications for eg: early detection of cancer, IOT, Artificial Intelligence and VLSI Design.
Ana Marques has completed her PhD in Biotechnology and her postdoctoral studies from the Portuguese Catholic University. She has been involved in research activities since 2000, when she was a researcher at Technical University of Denmark working on the production of bioparticles for biofilm applications. Since 2002 she has been developing work at CBQF concerning the remediation of disturbed soils using plant-based technologies, with the application of biological tools. She has published 2 book chapters and 22 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, participated in numerous conferences and has been serving as a reviewer in several reputed scientific journals.
Phil Lukas completed his M. Sc. in Biotechnology and Process Engineering 2015 at the University of Applied Science in Flensburg. 2016 he started his graduation at the University of Greifswald at the working group Animal Physiology and Biochemistry. Main focus of his research are recombinant forms of secretory proteins derived from the salivary gland cells of medicinal leeches and their functional testing. His studies are funded by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Further he established a collaboration between Greifswald and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology for cell free synthesis of salivary proteins
Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an Associate Researcher at Energy Research Institute (ERI). He obtained both his PhD degree in the Built Environment and Master of Philosophy degree in Renewable Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham. He is qualified Mechanical Engineer with a proven track record within the water industry and renewable energy technologies. He has been graduated from University of El Menoufia, Egypt, BSc in Mechanical Engineering. His previous experience involved being a member of the research team at the National Council for Research/Energy Research Institute in Sudan and working director of research and development for National Water Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Sudan. He has been listed in the book WHO'S WHO in the World 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 200 review articles, 7 books and 150 chapters in books
Dr. hab. inż. Anna Bujacz has completed herPhD,DScfrom Lodz University of Technology, Poland. She has been involved in rational drug development projects during her 3-year stay as visiting scientist at NCI, Frederick, USA.She has participated in numerous international and Polish NCN grants, a number of which she has led. Her research focuses on protein crystallography. She is interested in structural investigation of proteins used in biotechnology and medicine.She has determined the crystal structures of many enzymes including extremophilic ones, as well as a number of mammalian serum albumins in complexes with drugs. She has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals in which shedescribes protein - ligand interactions basing on three dimensional crystal structures
Prof. Fu-Ming Wang was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He received the B.S. and M.S. chemical engineering degree from National Taipei University of Technology and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph. D. degree in electrochemical engineering and lithium battery technology from National Tsing Hua University at 2009 in Taiwan. From 2004~2010, he is working as a senior researcher at the energy storage division in Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan and develops polymer electrolytes, functional additives, formation process design, reversible engineering and ionic transfer mechanism investigations. From 2010~2018, he services as Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and focuses on the researches of lithium ion battery and biosensor. He had already published more than 70 SCI papers and 27 patents in the world.
Dr. Yuelian Liu (Maria) is an Associate Professor at the department of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), VU University and University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She completed her study as a maxillofacial surgeon in 1991 in Shanghai 9th hospital, Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. After 9-year clinical practice, from 1995 to 1998 she worked as a research fellow at the department of Maxillofacial surgery, Dental School of KU Leuven, Belgium and obtained her Master degree in medical science in 1997. She received her PhD degree in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Leiden, the Netherlands in 2003. After that, she worked as a research scientist at ITI research institute, Bern University in Switzerland and Tweete University in the Netherlands. From 2006, she has been working at ACTA as a research group leader and a supervisor for PhD students . She has got three patents and received 9 internationally recognized scientific awards, such as: Toshi Nakao fellowship award from IADR (2003) (www.iadr.org); Andre Schroeder Prize from ITI (2003); winner of the scientific competition of the ITI world symposium (www.iti.ch) (2005) and the best PhD thesis 2003-2005 from Netherlands Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (NBTE) (www.biomaterialen.nl/). Recently, she was honoured by the European Prize of the Basic Research in Implant Dentistry in the 23rd annual scientific meeting of Europe Association of Osteointergration (EAO) in Rome, Italy (2014) (www.eao.org). She has obtained more than 20 international research grants and authored and co-authored more than 60 papers. She is an ITI fellow and IADR member. She is an honorary Professor of School/Hospital Stamatology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. She lectures widely at national and international conferences. Her research is focused on bone regeneration and osteointergration. She developed and patented a slow and local drug release system by using biomimetic calcium phosphate coatings on biomaterial surface and an osteoinductive bone substitute for bone tissue engineering.
Mehmet Celenk received a Ph.D. degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in EECS in 1983, where he was the Robert Crook Stanley Graduate Fellow in 1985. He served on the Turkish Army in 1984-85 as a lieutenant and joined OU in 1985, where he is currently a Professor of the School of EECS. He has published 300 articles, received a $600,000 hypercube processor grant, participated in a $450,000 Tubitak Autonomous Vehicle Design and Development grant, and secured $120,000 in funds for visiting scholars’ R&D projects. He has directed 35 M.S./Ph.D. theses/dissertations in the School of EECS. He received the distinguished service award from the Signal School in Ankara in 1984 for his R&D work and launching the Communications Journal. He was the recipient of the 1988 Fritz & Dolores Russ Research Award of the Russ College of ENT of OU, and awarded the OU Avionics Academic Challenge Faculty Fellowship in 1988-92. He has been an active reviewer for numerous professional societies (e.g., IEEE, IEE, IET, SPIE, IS&T, IAPR), journals/transactions, publishers, and funding agencies (e.g., NSF, NYSTAR 2002-07). He has been an associate editor of the IEEE Trans. on SMCA (currently SMC: Systems) since 2005 and of the Electronic Letters of the IET since 2015, and the recipient of the Best Associate Award of the IEEE SMC Society in 2010. He has served on the editorial board of the J. Recent Patents on Signal Proc. since 2008, on the Editorial Board of J. of Biometrics and its Applications since 2014, and on TCM of numerous international conferences. He is a member of IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, and former member of SPIE, IS&T, ACM, ASEE, OE. He was awarded Certificate of Appreciation by SPIE’s Electronic Imaging J. and Optical Engineering for his review services in 2012-13.
Ms. B.Rammyaa, Asst Professor, Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering is working in KCG College of Technology, Chennai, India. She is pursuing Ph.D. in Anna University, Chennai. Her research interest includes Wireless communication, Mobile Ad hoc networks and Sensor Networks. She has published 12 papers in International journals and Conferences. She has 7years of Experience.
Daniil Nikitichev has completted his PhD in Physics in 2012 from University of Dundee, UK. Last 6 years he has been working at University College London developing novel imaging and 3D printing technologies for various medical applications. In 2017 he received a Chartered Engineer Status. He is a member of the Institute of Physics. The main area of the research are 3D printing, Medical Imaging (Ultrasound, Photoacoustic, MRI), multi-modality phantom development.
I am Mr. Abdul Razzaq, working as lecturer at institute of molecular biology and biotechmology, University of Lahore and a PhD scholar at University of central Punjab Lahore. I have been working as senior scientist at BF biosciences limited- A therapeutic manufacturing company and working as project coordinator of a project on biofertilizers conducted between two reputed organizations, National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) and Ittehad Chemicals Limited (ICL) – Pakistan.
PhD (funded HEC, Pakistan) from Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan (awarded 2013) with two gold medals.Plant Molecular Biologist with 6 years national, international research experience in Plant Biochemistry and plant Molecular biology. Areas of specialization, Plant biotechnology, genetic transformation of plants with different transformation procedures, Lab-work experience in all molecular biology techniques, also interested in several bench top bioassays to determine the biological and phytochemical activities of secondary metabolites isolated from plants, analysis of metabolic pathways in plants and DNA sequencing of plants. Teaching experience at masters and MS levels in molecular biology and principles of gene manipulation. 6 months research experience at University of Warwick, UK. Currently teaching as a Lecturer in International Islamic University and supervising 3 research students.
Arshad MehmoodAbbasi (PhD-Post Doc.) is working as Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences at COMSATS University, Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus- Pakistan. Dr. Abbasi received his PhD in Ethnobotanical and Nutraceuticals aspects of plant species of Lesser Himalayas, Pakistan from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan in 2013. Dr. Abbasi research is mainly focused on: ethnobotany, nutraceuticals, medicinal and food plant resources and phytochemistry. To date Dr. Abbasi has authored 80 research articles and 3 Book Chapters and 2 Books published by Springer, USA in 2012 and 2015, respectively. So far, Dr. Abbasi has been awarded three outstanding research awards by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, Best researcher award by host University and foreign expert certificate by Chinese Government along with many other certificates. Dr. Abbasi is also serving as volunteer editor and reviewer of several journals of international repute including Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicines, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Journal of Herbal Medicine, Food Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Biology, European Journal of Medicinal Plants, Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine and Pakistan Journal of Botany among several others. Dr. Abbasi is also member of International Society of Ethnobiology; Society of Ethnobiology, University of North Texas, USA; American Chemical Society (ASC) and Institutional APIFP Champion: Asia Pacific Institute of Food Professionals.
Kathleen Hefferon received her PhD from the Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University. Kathleen has published multiple research papers, chapters and reviews, and has written three books. Kathleen is the Fulbright Canada Research Chair of Global Food Security and has been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto over the past year. Her research interests include virus expression vectors, food security agricultural biotechnology and global health. Kathleen lives in New York with her husband and two children.
Kirti Rani is M.Sc. (2000) and Ph.D. (2004) Biochemistry from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (INDIA) with Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak (INDIA) and in the collaborative research training with CSIR-IGIB New Delhi. She served Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, INDIA and presently, she is working for Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, INDIA (2008-till date). She has more than 100 publications/10 books/5 book chapters/12 filed national patents/ more than 30 abstracts. She is member, reviewer and editor of recognized international/ national scientific societies. She is awarded “Excellence in Teaching” and “Teaching and Research Excellence Award” in 2017 & “Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Life Time Achievement National award” in 2018. She also awarded Certificate of Appreciation to be part of “Technical and Scientific Committee” for organizing various International Training programs in 2017 to 2018for African Candidates that organized by Honorable Nobel Laureate Sir Richard John Roberts FRS Directed “Sir Richard Roberts Center for Genetically Modified Organism”, of Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida with Biotech Consortium India Limited [BCIL), New Delhi and Sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.
Ana Marques has completed her Ph.D. in Biotechnology and her postdoctoral studies from the Portuguese Catholic University. She has been involved in research activities since 2000, when she was a researcher at Technical University of Denmark working on the production of bioparticles for biofilm applications. Since 2002 she has been developing work at CBQF concerning the remediation of disturbed soils using plant-based technologies, with the application of biological tools. She has published 2 book chapters and 22 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, participated in numerous conferences and has been serving as a reviewer in several reputed scientific journals.
Shah Rucksana Akhter Urme has completed her Bsc in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering from Sylhet Agricultural University and continue Msc from the same University. She has attended National and International Conference. She is enthusiastic member of voluntary organization. She researched more than one year about pathogenic bacteria and now she enroll in a Environmental project work in National Institute of Biotechnology. She is very passionate about any scientific research.
Annie Rathore completed her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from University of California San Diego and Salk Institute for Biological Studies at the age of 25. Prior to that, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. She is a Life Science Consultant at Deloitte Management Consulting, one of the top consulting firms globally, advising top pharmaceutical companies on their R&D and Innovation Strategies. She has published extensively in top scientific journals and has been honored with multiple awards such as Women in Science Award (Salk Institute) and Khorana Scholarship (Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India).
Dr. Elsayed Elbeshbishy is an assistant professor at Ryerson University. Dr. Elbeshbishy is the Vice President of Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ) for Central Region. He is collaborating with different Canadian industries and municipalities for developing new technologies for value-added products recovery from wastes. He has more than 50 peer reviewed journal article, 70 conference proceeding, and two book chapters with h-index of 22. Dr. Elbeshbishy focuses in developing new solid pre-treatment technologies to enhance the anaerobic digestion process.