Wen-Hsiung LI, born in Ping-Tung, Taiwan, on 22 September 1942, is a US citizen and a citizen of Taiwan. He is at present George Beadle Professor at the University of Chicago (since 1998), Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (since 2003), Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 1999) as well as Academician of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan (since 1998).After his MS in Geophysics from the National Central University, Taiwan (1968), and his PhD in Applied Mathematics (1972) from Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, he held the following positions:
Project Associate, Medical Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1972-1973);
Assistant Professor of Population Genetics (1973-1978), Associate Professor of Population Genetics (1978-1984) at the Center for Demographic and Population Genetics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Professor (1984-1998), Betty Wheless Trotter Professor in Medical Sciences (1996-1998) at the Human Genetics Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Guoqian Chen is a Professor, Laboratory of Systems Ecology and Sustainability Science, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China completed his education from Huazhong Institute of Technology, Wuhan, China. He is a recipient of the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Award, and among the Thomson Reuters China Citation Laureates. He is an editorial board for dozens of international journals. He has more than 100 international publications in reputed prestigious journals.
Dr. Glorioso has established a 35-year history of research related to the basic biology and genetics of herpes simplex virus. His contributions to the field include defining antiviral immune responses to infection, the genetics of viral pathogenesis and latency, and mechanisms of viral infection. Joseph C. Glorioso began his career at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MA, USA (1976–1989), where he became Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. He subsequently moved to the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsvurgh, USA, where he served as Chair and the McElroy Professor of Biochemistry until 2009. He is a former president of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy and serves as the American Editor of Gene Therapy. Dr Glorioso’s research focuses on molecular genetic aspects of herpes simplex virus (HSV) pathogenesis and the development of HSV gene vectors for treatment of chronic pain, neuropathy and cancer.
Dr. B. D. Banerjee is working as a Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University College of Medical Sciences since November 2000 and also holded the position of Head, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi since January 2009 to January 2012. Before joining Delhi University, as Reader in the year 1992, he has worked at National Institute of Communicable Diseases as JRF, SRF, ARO, Research Scientist and Senior Research Officer between 1980 and 1987 and as Assistant Professor at All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata, since 1988 to 1992 (October) after obtaining Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University. He possessed 3 decades of Research/Teaching experience at under-and post graduate level (MBBS, M.Sc., MD, PhD, DNB, MVPH, DPH, DMCW, DIH, and Diploma in Dietetics etc.) in various capacity. He has been also associated in the Teaching/ Research programmed of M.Sc. and Ph. D. students under School of Environmental Studies/ Department of Environmental Biology and ACBR, University of Delhi
Marc A. Rosen
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Dr. Marc A. Rosen is a Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology near Toronto, where he served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science from 2002 to 2008. Dr. Rosen was President of the Engineering Institute of Canada from 2008 to 2010 and, before that, President of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer, and serves as founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sustainability and a member of the Board of Directors of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation. With over 60 research grants and contracts and 500 technical publications, Dr. Rosen is an active teacher and researcher in thermodynamics, sustainable energy and the environmental impact of energy and industrial systems. Dr. Rosen has worked for such organizations as Imatra Power Company in Finland, Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, and the Institute for Hydrogen Systems near Toronto. Dr. Rosen has received various honors, including an Award of Excellence in Research and Technology Development from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy and the Engineering Institute of Canada’s Smith Medal for achievement in the development of Canada.
Michael Jones was in Natural Sciences, specialist in Biochemistry, at Cambridge University, UK. He was followed by a PhD in Plant Biochemistry at Cambridge University, and Postdoc positions at the University of Missouri, USA (Plant Pathology), and ANU (RSBS, Developmental Biology), three months with Prof OH Lowrie at Washington University, St Louis, USA (micro techniques), and back to the Biochemistry Department at Cambridge University for 3 years. I was then employed as a Senior Scientific Officer at the Welsh Plant Breeding Station (Aberystwyth) as part of the ARC Genetic Manipulation Program, and then Principal Scientific Officer at Rothamsted Experimental Station (now Rothamsted Research), as Plant cell Biology Co-coordinator in the Department of Biochemistry. After 8 years in that position I was appointed as Professor of Plant Sciences at Murdoch University in late 1990. I became Foundation Director of WA State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) in 1993, and my title changed to Professor of Agricultural Biotechnology in 2003.
He have supervised more than 50 PhD students, obtained more than $40 million in competitive research grants, and published 270 scientific publications.
Ahmed Hegazi is currently a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the National Research Center, Egypt. Prof. Hegazi received his master’s degree in 1979, and his PhD in 1981. He has published 211 scientific papers and articles in national and international journals. He also served on the board of multiple national and international scientific journals. Dr. Hegazi is also the president of the Egyptian Environmental Society for Uses and Production of Bee Products, secretary of the Egyptian Society of Apitherapy, secretary general of the African Federation of Apiculture Associations, and a member of the International Apitherapy Commission (APIMONDIA). Dr. Hegazi awards; First Class Decoration of Excellence, Egypt, 1995, The Senior Scientist Prize of National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, 1996, The National Scientific Prize In Biological Sciences, Egypt, 1990, The Scientific Prize of The National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, 1989, The Second Best Research Paper Award, International Congress of Propolis, Bones Aires, Argentina, 2000, Main Speaker Award,10th Academic Conference, PRA and NAS (Nippon Apitherapy Soc.) Japan, 2006, 2 Bronze medals from The International Innovation Fair of the Middle East, Kuwait, 2007 Awarded of Ghazi Wad Allah Salon Prize, 2008, Finally awarded the Merit Ward in Medical Sciences, National Research Centre, Egypt, 2016 and have 4 patents.
Dr Joaquim M. Sampaio Cabral is Head of the Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, and University of Lisbon Portugal. Post Doctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. He is working as a Director of the Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences and Principal Investigator of the Stem Cell Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory-. He has worked for the MIT Portugal Program PhD program in Bioengineering. He has written many Publications on Bioreactors for Stem Cell Expansion and Differentiation and Bioengineering.
Dr. Habil. Hosam Bayoumi Hamuda is a professor at Óbuda University. He is Environmental Microbiologist and Soil Biotechnologist dealing with the interactions between the microbiomes and the environment for increasing soil quality and saving the soil from pollutants as well as how benefits to use the wastewater sludge in the agriculture. His investigations are on the role of waste management, on soil quality, fertility, the crop production and environmental impacts related to the application of organic wastes to soil to assess: Soil quality, microbial inoculants; nitrification inhibitors and crop quality; monitorization of organic matter; measurements of rhizosphere and soil microbial biomass and enzymatic activities in wastewater sludge amended soils; root systems and microbial composition in the polluted environment and roles of engineered metal oxide nanoparticles in biosphere.
Active within the space community since 1989, Jeff received the ProSpace Activist of the Year award in 1998 for his instrumental work in creating and implementing that organizationâ€™s lobbying strategy to move the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004 through Congress, laying the regulatory foundation for the NewSpace industry.
Currently Principal at Earth-Space Commerce Advisors, LLC, and fractional VP, Business Growth at Orbital Transports, his space career has included roles such as IBM Systems Engineer at NASAâ€™s Johnson Space Center, Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation (he has been widely recognized for dramatically improving its professional impact, reputation, and operations), and co-manager of the NewSpace Business Plan Competition.
Jeff has served in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Commercial Space Group, and the Operational Working Group of the US Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). He is an Ambassador for the Suborbital Applications Researchers Group, and served on the Steering Committee of the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs in its early years. In 2012, Jeff was invited to join the prestigious Explorers Club in recognition of his work as a global strategic thinker, speaker, writer, and consultant on human settlement of the solar system.
University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg South Africa
Deenadayalu is a NRF rated researcher in Chemistry. She has examined PhD and MSc theses for national and international universities. Her high citations (currently over 770), with an i10 index of 13, have contributed to her obtaining a NRF C3 rating (2011-2016). Her many research endeavors resulted in funding of approximately R2.9 million from HESA, NRF and DUT. She has received an Honorary Research Fellowship in the School of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the former University of Natal, in 2003 and a nomination for the 8th NSTF Science & Technology Awards in 2005 (T. W. Kambule NRF Research Awards). She has received an Honorary Research Fellowship in the School of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the former University of Natal, in 2003 and a nomination for the 8th NSTF Science & Technology Awards in 2005 (T. W. Kambule NRF Research Awards). Her research work on the thermodynamic properties of ionic liquid mixtures has resulted in her forming much collaboration. More recently, her new venture into the use of ionic liquids for lingo cellulose bio refining has resulted in new collaborations and partnerships.
Ching-Tsan Huang has completed his PhD from Duke University, USA and postdoctoral studies from National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biofilm Engineering, USA. He is a professor of National Taiwan University, the leading university in Taiwan. He has published more than 35 papers in reputed journals.
Poonsuk Prasertsan has completed her Master and PhD in Biotechnology from University of Queensland, Australia. With her BSc in Food Science and Technology, she had experience working in food industry before starting her academic career. She also served as Director of Palm Oil Products and Technology Research Center (POPTEC) at Department of Industrial Biotechnology. Her research area is in the field of Environmental Biotechnology emphasized on valorization of agro-industrial wastes and wastewater treatment. She has published more than 100 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of Carbohydrate Polymers.