I was born in Turku, Finland in 1933. My own language is Swedish. I have completed my MD from University of Lund, Sweden in 1962 and my PhD from University of Uppsala, Sweden in 1981. My main scientific subject is human papillomavirus (HPV) infection – male circumcision in focus.
Joao R Mesquita
Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseuand
João R. Mesquita (D.V.M., M.Sc.; Ph.D.) is a Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseuand a Researcher at the EPIUnit – Public Health Institute of UP, teaching topics within Infectious Diseases for more than 12 years. Over his career he has focused on both animal and human Virology, where he has published over 50 papers in JCR indexed Journals. He has won several scientific prizes from different societies and conferences, where he has presented numerous oral and poster presentations. His research interests are focused on animal and human virology, mainly on zoonotic viruses, with special interest on surveillance tools, epidemiology and infection control.
Professor Bulent ICGEN
Chairperson of Middle East Techinal University,Turkey
Professor Bulent ICGEN received his MSc. and PhD. in Biotechnology at Middle East Technical University (METU) of Ankara in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He conducted two-year-post-doctoral research at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering Research Unit of University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. He has been a faculty at METU in the Department of Environmental Engineering since 2012. Meanwhile, as a visiting faculty, he visited Princeton University (PU) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) in 2011 and 2015, respectively. His interests lie in the fascinating and often complex array of processes taking place in microbial environment and the behaviour of the microorganisms under different environmental conditions. He particularly enjoys looking at systems from environmental and microbial biotechnology perspective, trying to tease out the key relationships between consortiums. He likes using molecular biological methods to investigate the occurrence and distribution of bacteria in the environment in order to provide direct information on community structure for variety of environmental and industrial applications. His team focuses on microbial biotechnology, with a recent focus on environmental genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics.
Faculty of Public Engineering and Environment,Malayasia
Jean-Bernard Lekana-Douki is currently working as a professor at Department of Parasitology-Mycology Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Libreville, Gabon. He completed his DEA (Master of research) from University of Medicine, Paris XII, France in 1999. He got Certificate of General Microbiology from Pasteur Institute, Paris, France in 1999. He completed his PhD from University of Paris XII, in 2002, on analysis of factors associated with P. falciparum sequestration, specifically on pregnancy associated malaria.
Since july 2012, he is anAssociated Professor ofConcil of Universities of Africa and Malgache for the High school (CAMES). Hisresearches are focusing on Childhood malaria, genetics of antimalarial drug resistance, antiplasmodial activity of natural substances, bacterial fevers and pathogens associated with children diarrhea. These researches found that malaria prevalence declined with the implementation of Artemisinin based combination therapies (ACT). This good result was associated with the increased of antimalarial drug resistance markers prevalence. No P. falciparumartemisinin resistance is currently reported in Gabon. He is author of around 45 scientific publications
Dr. Daniel Abugri
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the College of Arts and Sciences, at Tuskegee University
Dr. Daniel Abugri is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the College of Arts and Sciences, at Tuskegee University, AL, U.S.A. He received his doctorate degree in Integrative Biosciences with concentrations in Biochemistry and Molecular Parasitology at Tuskegee University. Dr. Abugri is a National Science Foundation (NSF), Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) fellow, and Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP) Scholar in Cancer Biology at Tuskegee University. He has worked as a research assistant and a study coordinator at Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC) in Ghana on malaria drugs efficacy and safety studies in children and adults from 2006-2008. Daniel research currently focuses on natural products drug discovery against parasitic infections, especially Toxoplasma gondii the zoonotic parasite that causes the disease Toxoplasmosis. Others areas of research include antifungal, anticancer and antibacterial drug discovery. Additionally, he researches in lipidomics and metabolomics of fungi, plants and disease cell lines using high throughput screening analytical instruments such as gas liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. He had authored over four (4) book chapters, two (2) books, and over 26 peer-reviewed papers with most in secondary metabolites and anti-toxoplasmosis drugs discovery. He is also a reviewer of Food Chemistry Journals, the Royal Society of Chemistry Journals, Agricultural Journals, Parasitology, American Chemical Society Journals, Mycology, Bacteriology Journals, and Environmental Science Journals hosted by Springer.