Editorial Board

Editors

Brian Wigdahl

Drexel University College of Medicine
USA View Profile

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Immunopathogenesis and neuropathogenesis of HIV-1 and HTLV-I infection; transcriptional regulation of retroviral expression; viral sequence diversity and correlations to disease; development of microbicidal agents

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Brian Wigdahl, Ph.D., is professor and chair of Microbiology and Immunology, director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, and director of the institute’s Center for Molecular Virology and Translational Neuroscience at the Drexel University College of Medicine. An internationally recognized molecular virologist, Dr. Wigdahl focuses his immediate research on the molecular mechanisms, treatment, and prevention of immunologic abnormalities, cancer, and progressive neurologic disorders caused by members of the retrovirus and herpesvirus families. He has a total of more than 200 published or in press peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Wigdahl has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies, foundations, commercial sources for over 35 years, with awards totaling more than $40 million. Dr. Wigdahl has devoted substantial efforts to undergraduate student research training, medical and graduate education, and postdoctoral training, as well as research staff and junior faculty development. He is currently the executive director of the PhD/MS program in Molecular Medicine and six MS graduate programs including Infectious Disease, Immunology, Biomedicine and Business, Biomedicine and Law, Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship, and Biomedicine and Digital Design at Drexel in addition to his general oversight of the PhD Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology. He has trained more than 30 PhD students and 15 MS degree students (including 4 MD/PhD students) and 16 postdoctoral fellows during this 35year career at Penn State and Drexel.A senior associate editor of the Journal of NeuroVirology, Dr. Wigdahl also served for six years as president of the International Society for NeuroVirology, and currently serves as treasurer of the Society. During his time at Penn State, Dr. Wigdahl was awarded the Samuel Hinkle Society Outstanding Young Investigator award and more recently at Drexel University College of Medicine, the Julian Marsh, MD, Faculty Scholar Award for excellence in scientific research, outstanding teaching skills, and consistent high quality leadership. Dr. Wigdahl is the 2013 recipient of the International Society for NeuroVirology Pioneer in Neurovirology Award presented in recognition of outstanding individual achievement in the field of neurovirology and the 2016 recipient of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology Wybran Award presented in recognition of the very best scientific contributions that have resulted in the preservation and expansion of the field of Neuroimmune Pharmacology.
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George Perry

The University of Texas at San Antonio
USA View Profile

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Neurodegeneration; Alzheimer’s disease and the effects of oxidative stress on the disease as well as its effects on other neurodegenerative disorders

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George Perry (born April 12, 1953 in Lompoc, California) is a neuroscientist recognized in the field of Alzheimers disease research particularly for his work in oxidative stress. He has studied at many universities and holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a PhD in Marine Biology from the University of California at San Diego. He is distinguished as one of the top Alzheimer’s disease researchers with over 1000 publications, more than 60,000 citations, one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in Neuroscience & Behavior and one of the top 25 scientists in free radical research. He is a Semmes Foundation Distinguished chair in Neurobiology and is an active participant in many other scientific associations. In addition, Perry is an Editor of numerous scientific journals including Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease which he founded in 1998. Today, Perry continues his love for research while working as Dean of the College of Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Marco A Cacciuttolo

Navaxia Inc
USA View Profile

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Marco A Cacciuttolo is a seasoned and experienced senior biotechnology executive and advisor. He has served as Chief Executive of Algenis SpA (Santiago, Chile), President and Chief Executive Officer of Tetragenetics Inc. (Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), and President and CEO of Percivia LLC (Cambridge, MA). He gained his operational experience as Vice President of Technical Operations at Medarex, Inc., (Princeton, New Jersey). In that role, he was responsible for process development, analytical sciences, quality control, GMP manufacturing, validation, materials management, and the management of outsourcing activities. He was the head of cell culture manufacturing for MedImmune, Inc. (Frederick, Maryland). In this role, he was responsible for the manufacturing of Synagis, the first approved monoclonal antibody against an infectious agent. Prior to this assignment, he was a process development engineer in Cell Culture Development at MedImmune, Inc. (Gaithersburg, Maryland). He received his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and his B.S. in Biochemical Engineering from the Catholic University in Valparaiso, Chile. He has extensive experience in leading the development of biotechnology products from start-up stage to registration and commercial manufacturing, working with several technology platforms, and introducing innovative approaches to product development and business value creation. He has nurtured and fostered successful partnerships working with groups from different cultural backgrounds and locations around the world.
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Yung Pin Chen

University of South Carolina
USA View Profile

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Antibiotic natural products against antibiotic resistant microbes; Enzymatic and bioconjugation of antibiotics with nanoparticles to make nanomedicines; Halogenating/dehalogenating enzymes structures and functions, enzymatic biocatalysts; New routes for the synthesis of halogenated intermediates and novel products; Enzymology for bioremediation, phytoremediation and pharmaceutical applications

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Victor L Nsereko

Diamond V Inc.
USA View Profile

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Jianxun Song

Penn State University College of Medicine
USA View Profile

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Costimulation in T lymphocyte memory, Regulation of differentiation of Tlymphocytes from pluripotent stem cells.

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Dr. Jianxun (Jim) Song is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, United States. The base of expertise on T cell biology needed to perform his research began to develop while he was a postdoctoral scholar and research scientist from the years 2001-2007 under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Croft at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. He became a junior faculty at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2007, and extended his research on Developmental Immunology and Stem Cell Biology. As a PI on previous university-, foundation-, or NIH-funded grants, he laid the groundwork for the research by developing highly reactive T lymphocytes from pluripotent stem cells (PSC). His laboratory was the first to show that induced PSC differentiate into functional T cells for cell-based therapies. In addition to having the expertise to be successful with the research, he offers leadership and administrative skills that were developed during his independence as a mentor of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. In summary, he has a demonstrated record of successful and productive research projects in the area.
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Andrea C Walsh

LeapFrog Patent Solutions
USA View Profile

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Her commitments to re-engineering the conventional patent system which is very inefficient resulting in low quality patents that are unenforceable or challenged by competitors in costly litigation lawsuits. As a result, many people incorrectly conclude that intellectual property (IP), particularly patents, silence innovation. It is my goal to help people understand that IP creation should never be left to patent attorneys exclusively but must be aligned with marketing, business, and patent intelligence. In this way, IP will drive innovation in corporations and universities, in artists’ studios and farmers’ fields, around the world. When IP is properly managed, it drives innovation and creativity across the globe in the form of new medicines, foods, materials, and information technology.

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Globally focused patent and biotechnology leader with 30+ years in multinational biopharmaceutical,bioagricultural, and bioprocess control corporations. Highly accomplished at evaluating disclosures for novelty,validity of content, quality of research, and timeliness consistent with achieving company’s strategic goals. Provide patent perspective to key decision makers and ensure effective invention captureof emerging inventions and innovations. Effective communicator with strong team-building skills with the ability to coordinate cross-functional groups to accomplish objectives and meet critical deadlines in a fast-paced, high-growth, and diverse environment.
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Robert W Lee

Pharmaceutical Development Services
USA View Profile

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More than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development of both therapeutic drugs and diagnostic imaging agents (encompassing Preformulation, drug delivery [including NanoCrystal® Technology as one of the foundering members of NanoSystems, Lyotropic Therapeutic’s LyoCell® technology, and Novavax’s Micellar Nanoparticle technology], formulation development, analytical sciences, sterile manufacturing, and technology evaluation and development), project leadership and management, scientific and corporate management, organization building, commercial manufacturing, and business development. Solid record of accomplishments with expertise in building de novo R&D organizations including NanoSystems’ Analytical Sciences Department, élan Drug Delivery’s Injectable Products Department, and Novavax’s Pharmaceutical Development Department.
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Stefan Müllner

Fundamenta Life Science GmbH
Germany View Profile

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Industrial application of biotechnology, microbiology and recombinant technologies; Industrial production and application of enzymes; Biocatalysis; Biotransformation; Metagenome screening; Platform technologies for enzyme screening and performance selection; Synergies between chemistry with renewable resources, biotechnology and microbiology; Bioeconomy; Enzyme purification, stabilization, formulation; Microbiology screening for novel chemical entities, pharmaceutical leads, and bioactive ingredients

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Stefan Müllner, a chemist by training, did his Ph.D. thesis in protein biochemistry and postdoc in molecular biology. During his long time as CEO of Protagen AG, he grew the company into the global technology leader in blood based patient stratification to enable novel autoimmune therapy. Before he co-founded Protagen, he worked as Head of Enzyme Technology at Henkel, as well as preclinical pharma research and corporate research at Hoechst, now Sanofi. Stefan has a very broad background and in-depth experience in investments in biotech from his engagements in venture capital and corporate venture capital. He is author and co-author of 48 peer reviewed publications and inventor on 60 patents.
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Michael Gishvoliner

Carmel Olefins Ltd.
Israel View Profile

Research Interest:
Polymerization; Polymer Chemistry; Plastics and Rubber Formulation; Nonwoven Fabrics; Polymers for Hygiene and Medical Applications

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Michael Gishvoliner (born May 13, 1955 in Saint Peterburg, Russia) is a chemical engineer experienced in the field of polymer engineering. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the saint Peterburg Institute of Technology and Ph. D. degree in Polymer Engineering from Saint Peterburg Institute of Polymerization Plastics. In addition, he holds a M.A. degree in Intellectual Property Law of the University of Haifa (together with World Intellectual Property Organization). During his 40-years career in plastics industry, he gained an expertise in different fields of polymer science and technology, and authored eight patents and a dozen of scientific publications.
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Xin-Fu Zhou

University of South Australia
Australia View Profile

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Current research focuses on neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease, depression and neurotrauma, neurotrophic factors in neurological disorders.

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Xin-Fu Zhou got a medical degree and MSc degree in China and PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Now he is a professor in School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences in University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. His current research focuses on neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease, depression and neurotrauma. In particular, He is interested in neurotrophic factors in neurological disorders.
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Yasuo Iwasaki

Toho University
Japan View Profile

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Yasuo Iwasaki has graduated from Toho University Medical School at Tokyo in Japan on March 31th 1978. He has Passed the Japanese National Board Medical Examination on May 1978 Worked research fellow in Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston under Dr. Appel in USA between October 1984 and October 1986. He was an Assistant professor of Neurology, Toho University Ohashi Hospital from April 1991 and associate professor of Neurology, Toho University Ohashi Hospital on April 1997 and became Professor and Chairman in Department of Neurology Toho University Omori Hospital from April 2005 and present time.
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Chateen Izaddin Ali Pambuk

Tikrit University College of Dentistry
Iraq View Profile

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Immunology in general; innate immune system; adaptive immune system; vaccines and vaccination and clinical immunology; Medical Microbiology & Immunology

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Ass Prof, Dr. ChateenIzaddin Ali Pambukborn in December 6, 1968 in Kirkuk city Iraq. He has gained his Msc and Ph.D degree in Immunology and Medical Microbiology from college of medicine University of Tikrit. He is one of the firstFounders of the College of Dentistry in Tikrit University He served First as a lecturer in college of medicine Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Tikrit. Then a lecturer in Department of Medical Microbiology at the same college. He also served as a Head of Oral Microbiology Department college of Dentistry since 1 July 2007 till 2012. Now he is now an Ass Prof lecturer in college of Dentistry since 2005. He laid the groundwork for the Immunological research in his University by graduating post graduate students in clinical immunology and interleukin studies in correlation with different diseases. He is an Editorial and Reviewer for more than 3 scientific international American journals.he has a remarkable record of successful and productive research projects in the area of clinical immunology in Tikrit University.
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Ali Gamal Ahmed Al kaf

Sanaa University
Yemen View Profile

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Biological activity of 4-oxopyrimidine and quinazolinone -4 derivatives; Study of Yemeni medicinal plants and development; Validation of Spectrophotometric and HPLC methods for different drugs

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PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from Russia 2006, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy at Sanaa University. Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Department. Member of many associations and international groups. Editor and Associate Editor of some international journals
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Ayman A Diab

University for Modern Sciences & Arts
Egypt View Profile

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Genomic Analysis of biotic and abiotic stresses; Functional genomics of cereals; Structural genomics of wheat and barley; Comparative genetics of cereals; QTL analysis; Cloning, Gene profiling; Gene transfer and Construction of genomic, cDNA and EST libraries

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Tarek A A Moussa

University of Jeddah
Saudi Arabia View Profile

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Qi Zhen

Georgia Institute of Technology
USA View Profile

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Include systems biology, mathematical modeling, computational biology, statistics, machine learning, bioinformatics, cancer research, metabolomics, circadian rhythm.

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Dr. Zhen Qi is a research engineer in the department of biomedical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. In the post-genome era, high-throughput instruments and methods are more and more used and have caused data explosion. Therefore, one big challenge in systems biology is how to extract useful information from high-throughput data, e.g., genomics, microarray, and metabolomics data. He has developed computational biology and statistical methods to infer biochemical mechanisms underlying human diseases from metabolomics data. He has also put efforts on development of mathematical models for biomedical systems as well as their analyses and applications. One example is multiple neurotransmitter systems in human brain. These models have served as in silico platforms for study of genetic mutations, drug interventions, and environmental exposure in the context of Parkinson’s, schizophrenia, and drug addiction. His research is among pioneering explorations of applying systems biology approaches to neurological disease research.
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Javier Santander

Memorial Universityof Newfoundland
Canada View Profile

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Design, construction and evaluation of vaccines to elicit protective host immune responses in agriculturally important aquatic and terrestrial animals, mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial genetics and host immune responses to infectious diseases and vaccines. Ethnopharmacology of natural antimicrobial compounds.

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Solhe F Alshahateet

Aqaba University of Technology
Jordan View Profile

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Heterocyclic chemistry; synthesis and application; Polymorphism, salts, co-crystals, hydrates and solvates of pharmaceutical solids; Design and develop crystalline molecular complexes of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs); Design, synthesis and supramolecularity of new hosts and co-crystal formers; Experience in the area of physical organic chemistry such as adsorption of organic functionalities and heavy metals on synthesized organic surfaces; kinetic, thermodynamic; environmental studies and applications; Drugs reformulation; Chemical X-ray Crystallography; Synthesis and structure of new organic inclusion compounds (host-guest chemistry) Solvent free synthesis (Green Chemistry)

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Dr. Solhe F. Alshahateet is Associate Professor of Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry graduated in 2003 from the University of New South Wales / Australia. He works at Mutah University (Jordan) since 2007. Currently, he is on sabbatical leave and the Dean of Scientific Research at Aqaba University of Technology (Jordan). He received many awards such as Australian Research Council and Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education scholarships. He was engaged in many projects from local and international funding agencies. Dr. Alshahateet attended many conferences worldwide. He published more than 70 articles mostly in international journals dealing with crystal engineering and supramolecular chemistry involving industrial applications. In addition, he is working as a referee and editorial board member for many international specialized journals. Highlights of his research have been in the area of synthesis and characterization of semiconducting materials, organic materials for and industrial applications (functional materials) such as pharmaceutical industry
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Sylvia Urban

RMIT University
Australia View Profile

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Includes marine and terrestrial natural products chemistry; isolation and structural characterization, NMR spectroscopy and analytical separation and profiling methodologies for natural product discovery.

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Sylvia Urban is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Science at RMIT University. PhD awarded from The University of Melbourne entitled “Structural and Sterechemical Studies of Marine Metabolites”. Previous research appointments in the field of natural product drug discovery (with AstraZeneca and PharmaMar) were held at Natural Product Discovery (NPD), centre of the Eskitis Institute for Cell and Molecular Therapies, Griffith University and at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. Currently a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Pharmacognosy, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Australian Marine Sciences Association. Awarded the American Society of Pharmacognosy Research Starter Grant in 2003 for a project entitled “Investigation into the Chemistry and Biological Activity of the Orange-Rot Fungus, Pycnoporus cinnabarinus”. Editor of a number of natural product and pharmaceutical journals including Marine Drugs, ISRN Pharmaceutics and the American Journal of Plant Sciences. Interests include marine and terrestrial natural products chemistry; isolation and structural characterisation; NMR spectroscopy and analytical separation and profiling methodologies for natural product discovery.
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Rahul MahavirNandre

Kansas State University
USA View Profile

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Vaccine, Infectious diseases, Immunology, Pathobiology, Immunopathology, Metabolic diseases, Microbiology, Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology.

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Dr. Rahul Mahavir Nandre is currently Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Path Biology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Mahattan, Kansas, USA. He obtained Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine in 2013 from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University, South Korea. He was awarded for Brain Korea-21 Scholarship during doctoral study and Indian Council of Agricultural Research Merit-Cum Scholarship during Bachelor study. He is an Editorial and Reviewer for more than 10 scientific journals. He is an author for Book (Salmonella Pathogenesis and Progression in the Development of Human and Veterinary Non-TyphoidalSalmonella Vaccines against Human Salmonellosis).
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Noel M Unciano

University of the Philippines
Philippines View Profile

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Sustainable Enzyme Production, Alternative Energy, Microbial Biodesulfurization, Biogas Production Technology, Microbial Enzymology, Structural Biology, Proteomics/Genomics, Microbial enzymes, Industrial Biotechnology, Biochemical Processes, Data analysis and bioinformatics, Environmental science, Molecular diagnostics, Microbial ecology, Ethical research, Molecular recognition, Natural Products

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Noel M. Unciano has served as Science Research Specialist II at the Environment and Biotechnology Division, of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST) with over 40 scientific papers and projects, which were either presented or published in various scientific disciplines. He holds positions at the Editorial board of the Journals: Advances in Enzyme Research (AER); Cell Biology; American Journal of Bioscience; International Journal of Genetics and Genomics Biomedicine and Biotechnology; and as reviewer for the Journals: Advances in Microbiology (AiM) ; Cogent Environmental Science; Cogent Food and Agriculture; Scientific Data (NPG); Philippine Journal of Science; International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Biodegradation; Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology; Biomedicine and Biotechnology and He has provided services for judging (locally, internationally) covering areas in technology such as in energy, environment, life sciences, business innovation, technology innovation, leadership, innovative products, consumer products Member, Board of Judges and Scientific Review Committee Intel Philippines Dec 2005; R&D Magazine 100 Awards 2013,2014; the Asia Pacific Stevie Awards; American Business Awards; International Business Awards and He has active memberships in various national and international societies: Philippine Society of Microbiology; Philippine Academy of Microbiology; Microbiology Society.org (UK) and in various other societies.
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Mazeyar Parvinzadeh Gashti

McGill University
Canada View Profile

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Nanocomposite Coating of textiles with novel methods, Microfluidic devices for tissue and fiber production, Synthesis of composites in gels, Smart fibers.

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Mazeyar Parvinzadeh Gashti got his Ph.D in fiber composite in 2010. He also served two Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Bern, Switzerland and Laval University, Canada from 2011 till 2015. He is now a researcher at McGill University, Canada. Parvinzadeh Gashti has published 72 articles in distinguished international journals and 4 chapter books. He is also a member of the editorial boards of 18 international polymer and material journals. Parvinzadeh Gashti has experiences on microfluidic devices for tissue production, biomineralization in gels, nanocomposite coatings, smart fibers with several publications in these fields.
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Zhe Zhang

Zhejiang University
China View Profile

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Host-directed therapy and prevention measures in Mycobacterium tuberculosis clearance.

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Dr. Zhe Zhang is the Associate professor at Research Center of Infection and Immunity , Zhejiang University School of Medicine. Her research interest is to seek better solutions in prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infectious diseases, especially tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. She obtained her B.S. degree from the department of microbiology at Shandong University in 1996. She received her doctorate degree from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001. From 2001 to 2009, she was a postdoctoral researcher and then research associate at the University of Pennsylvania School of medicine in the USA working on molecular mechanisms of respiratory infectious diseases. After she joined Zhejiang University School of medicine in 2010 as a faculty, she is actively involved in teaching and basic medical research. She is supervising projects on Chinese medicine in treating multidrug-resistance tuberculosis and signaling mechanisms in the bacteria related to drug resistance. Another project founded by Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Education is led by her researching the molecular and cellular basis underlying the interactions between vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and the host in the induction of protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Her research has been reported on international conferences and published on peer-reviewed journals.
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Marina Frontasyeva

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Russia View Profile

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Study of atmospheric pollutants on the regional and continental scale using nuclear and related techniques and GIS (geographical information systems) technology. Monitoring the anthropogenic impact on the environment; bio-nano-technology, wastewater remediation.

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Venkata R Rao Morusupalli

Avalon University School of Medicine
Netherlands View Profile

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Parasitic infections are more in tropical countries and cause global health problem especially in developing countries, Advanced diagnostics, tests, vaccines, therapeutics and development of new drugs are needed. Viviparity is common amongest mammals but not many provide long gestation period, To study long term parasitic toxic effects, it is essential to use long gestation period laboratory animal models. Rats have 21 days, rabbits 30,dog 60 days of gestation period, The subtle effects of Thalidomide tragedy resulting in phocomalia, apoda etc in the offspring lead to untold miseries, Similarly good number of cases of fetal deaths, still births, teratogenices etc. Dr.Rao used scorpion as model in estimation of heavy metals like mercury and lead in embryonic development of scorpion and noticed similar effects, Indeed great challenges, given that most drugs in pipe line failed in clinical trails. Because most of the drugs tested on low gestation period animals, A new thought in the drug design for parasitic diseases by using scorpion as a model. Introducing parasite in scorpion and observing the drug effects and reversal effects, In addition to clinical work, developed a variety of basic and transnational research programs, participated to Ph.D. programs.

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Dr. Rao, Ph.D, worked as professor of Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology and Epidemiology in many universities, many medical colleges in India, China, Nepal, Libya, and Philippines. Currently he is working as professor of Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology and dean (Student Affairs) at Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao, Netherland Antilles. Dr. Rao has more than 42 years of teaching and research experience. Supervised 3 students for Ph.D, 4 students for M.Phil, 4 students for pre M.Phil degrees. 3 students submitted their Ph.D thesis to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India and waiting for viva examination and degree. Authored 18 text books. 3 Universities appointed as their advisor and 3 universities honored with fellow ships. Presented 8 full length papers exclusively during 2014 to 2015 in different international journals. Accepted as organizing committee member for 3 international conferences in 2016. Invited speaker for many conferences, universities and colleges.
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Khalil El Hami

University of Hassan
Morocco View Profile

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nanomaterials; nanocomposites fornanosciences towards nanotechnology

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Khalil El-Hami, French citizen, was born in Khouribga in 1965 and earned his Ph.D in 1996 in material sciences and engineering from University des Sciences et Techniques de Franche-comte in France. After being a Senior Research Scientist for CNRS (Centre National de la RechercheScieitifique) in Besançon, France; During 1996-1998, he joined Max-Plank Institute in Stuttgart, Germany for synthesis and production of carbon nanotubes. From 1998 to 2005, he moved to Kyoto University in Japan as associate Professor in the Department of Material Science and Engineering
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Moustafa M Zeitoun

University of Alexandria
Egypt View Profile

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Ovarian cell culture, Sperm cell culture and preservation, Non surgical embryo collection & transfer in cattle, Rectal palpation, Embryo and Oocyte evaluation, Reproductive management of livestock, Collecting blood samples and analyzing for steroidal & gonadotrophic hormones using the conventional RIA and the ELISA procedures, Artificial Insemination & semen processing, Assisting in surgical embryo collection and transfer in sheep & pigs, Established a unit for measuring steroid hormones by the Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorben Assays (ELISA) method in the University of Alexandria, Investigating different aspects related to the reproductive failure in cattle and buffalo both in vivo and in vitro, Using rabbit as an experimental model to test some environmental and physiological modulators on embryonic development, Carrying out research on problems related with postpartum anestrus in cattle, Using recently – known drugs which modulate sexual behavior in mammals.

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Dr. Moustafa M . Zeitoun has been graduated from University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1978 with grade (Excellent with honor ) in the field of Animal Production. He finished a M.Sc thesis on Buffaloes semen and AI on 1984 and got a Ph.D scholarship to the USMARC, Clay Center, Nebraska. His PhD thesis was on beef cattle nonsurgical embryo transfer (1990). Dr. Zeitoun has been awarded the University of Alexandria Promotion award on 1998 and the Thomas Edison award on 2014 in the field of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Zeitoun has 2 books in the field, published 75 articles and serving in the editorial board in 6 international journals.
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Omar M E Abdel-Salam

National Research Center
Egypt View Profile

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Gastric cytoprotection, Gastric acid secretion, Serotonin reuptake inhibitors Drugs of abuse, Cannabis effects on brain, Neurodegenerative diseases.

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Dr. Omar M.E.Abdel-Salam, MD, PhD has received PhD in Medical Sciences in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest in 1997 after studying at the University of Pecs, Hungary, during the period of 1992-1997. He is currently working as a Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Toxicology and Narcotics, Medical Division, National Research Centre, Cairo. As a head of the Department of Toxicology and Narcotics, his research goals are in the fields of cannabis and other addictive drugs. His other research interests include: gastric acid secretion and its regulation; gastric mucosal injury; role of sensory nerves in gastric mucosal protection; hepatic protection; bile secretion; inflammation, analgesia, modulation by different agents; the role of antidepressants and the serotonin reuptake inhibitors in inflammation and nociception; neurodegeneration and neuroprotection. Based on this research and training, he has received several awards and honors, such as: The Prize of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and The Academic Press for the best book in medicine for the year 1998 together with Professor Mozsik Gy, and Professor Szolcsanyi J.; Certificate of Excellency in Scientific Publication from the National Research Centre, Cairo in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and is serving one of the active members of the Egyptian Society of Toxicological Sciences. He is a member of the Editorial Board of: Inflammopharmacology, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Orphan Drugs: Research and Reviews, American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Journal of the Egyptian Society of Toxicology, The World Journal of Gastroenterology. He has authored or co-authored 180 research articles, 7 book chapters, 1 book: “Capsaicin-Sensitive Afferent Nerves in Gastric Mucosal Damage and Protection”. Mozsik Gy, Abdel-Salam O.M.E., Szolcsanyi J (eds).AkademiaiKiado, Budapest, 1997. He is a co-editor of the book “Twenty Five Years of Peptic Ulcer Research in Hungary. From basic sciences to clinical practice (1971-1995)”.Author: GyulaMoozsik; Lajos Nagy; AKiraly. Publisher: Budapest: Akadeemiai Kiadoo, Budapest, 1997 and Capsaicin - Sensitive Neural Afferentation and the Gastrointestinal Tract: from Bench to Bedside", book edited by Gyula Mozsik, Omar M. E. Abdel- Salam and Koji Takeuchi, ISBN 978-953-51-1631-8, Published: July 16, 2014. InTech. He is the editor of the book “Capsaicin as a Therapeutic Molecule” Series: Progress in Drug Research, Vol. 68, Springer Basel.
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Shahper Nazeer Khan

Aligarh Muslim University
India View Profile

Research Interest:
Cancer Epigenetics; Infectious diseases; Antimicrobials; Immunogenetics

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Dr. Shahper Nazeer Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit, AMU, India and a close collaborator of Cleveland Clinic, USA. He has more than a decade of experience in the area of Bioinformatics, Cancer Epigenetics, Drug Resistance and Immunogenetics. Dr. Khan also worked as a Clinical research associate in the area of Transplantation biology employing NGS for HLA typing and did his postdoctoral from Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, USA. Dr. Khan’s work has led to the augmentation of clinical as well as pre-clinical studies. His lab focuses on epigenetic aspects of haematological malignancies and drug discovery. He has published his work in high impact peer reviewed journals. He is the member of multiple Editorial boards in his field. He has also received numerous young investigator awards from premier scientific bodies in United States and India.
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Said Elshahat Abdallah

Kafrelsheikh University
Egypt View Profile

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Agricultural Process Engineering

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He is working as an Associate Professor of Agricultural Process Engineering, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt. He was born on January 6, 1972. He obtained his Ph. D. degree in Technical Sciences in November 2005 from the Faculty of Design, Don State Technical University, Russia. He prepared many scientific literatures such as Engineering of Food Factories and Dairy Plants, Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, introduction to agricultural process engineering, Instrumentation, Properties and Testing of Engineering Materials, Fitting of Curves and Differential Equations and Differentiation & Integration, etc… He published more than twenty research articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He supervised, has done and examined about twenty M. Sc. and Ph. D. dissertations. He participated in several either local or international conferences on the topics of Agricultural Process Engineering. He contributed in the attendance of many meetings, workshops and training courses. He was awarded: Food Engineer of the Year Award – 2010; Excellence Award in International Scientific Publication – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; Arab Papers Published on Agriculture – 2012; Egypt 25 Foundation Award – 2012; Whos Who in the World – 2013, 2014 and 2015; 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century – 2013; Top 100 Engineers– 2013; International Biographical Center Man of The Year– 2013; Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Engineering Achievement – 2013 and Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Educational Achievement – 2013. He served as: Editor-in-Chief; Associate Editor; Editorial Board Member; Food Expert;
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Suleyman Korkut

Duzce University
Turkey View Profile

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Heat treatment, wood modification, kiln drying of wood, wood-water relations and sorption thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer in wood, modeling drying stresses in wood and their effect on quality, industrial wood kiln drying optimization and development of new drying strategies, radio frequency vacuum (RFV) heating and drying of wood and wood products, post-drying treatments on timber quality, wood deck construction, wood parquet, lumber manufacturing, sawmill processing, solid wood processing & process optimization, wood structure and properties, composites long term properties, engineered wood products, performance of wood and wood composites in buildings.

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Suleyman Korkut is an Associate Professor of Forest Products Engineering at Duzce University, Duzce-Turkey. He hold MSc. and Ph.D. in Wood Mechanic and Technology from the University of Istanbul, Turkey and Forest Products Engineering degree (B.S) from Istanbul University, Turkey. He have over 110 publications including conference talks, seminars, and numerous original research papers. He has authored or co-authored 66 peer-reviewed indexed in Science Citation Index (SCI) and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) journal articles and 17 proceeding papers. He has been teaching courses on wood drying and steaming technology, heat treatment, lumber manufacturing, wood parquet, physical-mechanical characteristics of wood and timber materials as well as their structure-property relationships and forest products related topics at Duzce University. He has been listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineeering, 10th Anniversary Edition 2008-2009 (USA). He has received several academic awards including TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) International Scientific Publication Encouragement Award (in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). He has been an Associate Professor since 2011. He is also in the editorial or advisory board of diverse scientific journals. He is also a member of Forest Products Society. He held the posts of Deputy Coordinator of 5.04.06 – Wood drying working party of Division 5 “Forest Products”, IUFRO (2010 to to present).
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Bechan Sharma

Allahabad University
India View Profile

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The areas of his research interest include Molecular Biology of HIV/AIDS, Tropical Diseases (Filariasis/Malaria) and Biochemical Toxicology.

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Bechan Sharma is presently working as a Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry Allahabad University, Allahabad. Prof. Sharma’s earlier services include as an Assistant Professor at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural sciences and Technology-J&K, Kashmir and as Associate Professor at Dr. RML Avadh University Faizabad. He has completed his higher educations such as B.Sc (Honours)-1980; M.Sc. (Biochemistry)-1982 and Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1988) from BHU-Varanasi. He qualified GATE in 1983 and CSIR (JRF-NET) in 1984 and then joined Central Drug Research Institute-Lucknow for completing his doctoral research. The areas of his research interest include Molecular Biology of HIV/AIDS, Tropical Diseases (Filariasis/Malaria) and Biochemical Toxicology. He has received number of Awards/ Honors and successfully completed numerous important Academic/ Administrative Assignments. He has twenty six years of teaching / research experience. He has carried out several research projects and published over 137 research papers including book chapters, molecular methods in peer reviewed International and National Journals/ Books/Methods of repute with high impact factors. He has one US patent on HIV-1 genome structure based antiHIV-1 drugs design to his credit. He has supervised 10 PhDs and four Post Doctoral Research Fellows and 4 are continuing research under his supervision. He is member/life member of several national/international scientific societies and attended number of symposia/conferences in India and abroad and presented his research papers there in. He is Chief-Editor/Associate Editor/Executive Editor and Member Editorial Board of 85 peer reviewed International and National Journals. He has been acting as honorary reviewer for about 130 International/National scientific journals. His 4 books have been published by International publishers and 2 are in print. He has worked as a visiting scientist in USA for over three years and visited different labs at Italy, France, Iran, Thailand, Germany and Brazil for three to four months in similar capacity to conduct different collaborative research projects related to HIV-1 molecular biology, molecular epidemiology, bioinformatics and HIV-1 genome structure based antiHIV-1drug design etc. Prof. Sharma has recently been awarded with ICMR’s Senior Scientist Fellowship 2014-15 in Biomedical Sciences under Indo-USA joint research programme. He wishes to take up the assignment as a HoD, Biochemistry for the overall development of the Department including development of infrastructure facilities for teaching and research, fund generation through grants from different funding agencies and establishing collaborative research with national and international Institutions.
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Maulin P Shah

Enviro Technology Limited
India View Profile

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Environmental Microbiology, Advance Biotechnological Engineering, Industrial Waste Water Microbiology, Waste Water Genetics, Bio-Remediation, Bio-Degradation, Enzyme Engineering.

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Maulin P. Shah, currently Chief Scientist & Head – Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India, received his Ph.D. (2002-2005) in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He has served as an Assistant Professor at Godhra, Gujarat University in 2001. He is a Microbial Biotechnologist with diverse research interest. A group of research scholars is working under his guidance on the areas ranging from Applied Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioremediation, and Industrial Liquid Waste Management to solid state fermentation. His work has been focused to assess the impact of industrial pollution on microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation dependant and cultivation independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. He has more than 140 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals. He directs the Research program at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar. He has guided more than 20 Post Graduate students in various disciplines of Life Science. He is an active Editorial Board Member in 22 highly reputed Journal’s in the field of Environmental & Biological Sciences. He extends his expertise in various National as well as International Reputed Journal as Editor and Editorial Board Member like Open Access Book of Cloud Publication, Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health. He was Founder Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation and Biodegradation (2012-2014) as well as Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2012-2014) (Science and Education Publishing, USA), Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Microbiological Research, Electronic Journal of Energy and Environment, International Journal of Environment and Sustainability. He is also serving as a reviewer in various journals of national and international repute. Recently, he has been appointed as a Reviewer in Nature Biotechnology Journal.
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S Ahmed John

Jamal Mohamed College
India View Profile

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Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry.

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Dr. S. Ahmed John, Head of the Department, PG and Research Department of Botany, Jamal Mohamed College(Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli 620 020, India, Male, Molecular Genetist, Graduated from Botany Department University of Madras in 1981, Post Graduated from Botany Annamali University in 1983, Master of Philosophy from Botany Annamali University in 1985, Master of Education from Bharadhidasan University in 1990, Doctor of Philosophy from Botany Bharathidasan University in 1991, Diploma in Labor Law with Administrative Law from Annamalai University in 1996, PG Diploma in Computer Application, from Bharathidasan University in 2002, PG Diploma in Personal Management and Industrial Relations from Annamalai University in 2009, PG Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science from Annamalai University in 2012, PG Diploma in Educational Administration and Supervision from Annamalai University in 2013. Now he has published 175 Research papers in the International Journals with 180.188 Impact factor, Citation Index 171, h Index 9, i10 Index 8 and presented 106 papers in the International/National seminars and conducted 12 UGC Sponsored National Seminars. He has 30 years of Teaching and 31 years of Research Experience in Molecular Genetics. He produced 22 Ph.D and 66 M.Phil. Under his guidance 14 Ph.D and 6 M.Phil pursuing. He is the recognized Ph.D Research Advisor of Botany, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Microbiology for 9 Universities. He is the Associate Editor for 2 Journals, Editorial Board Member for 10 Journals and Reviewer for 8 International and National Journals. He has the Chair person for 15 UGC Sponsored National Seminars. He has the Chairman for Board of Studies, Chairman for Department Research Committee, Chairman Doctoral Committee, Convener for Curriculum Development Cell, Member of Academic Council, and Coordinator for Extracurricular and Extension Activities He was Awarded Best NSS Officer in 1992. Best paper award in 2015 from the World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. Board of Studies Member for 3 Universities and 9 Autonomous Colleges Ph.D Examiner for 3 Universities and PG Examiner for 9 Universities and 20 Autonomous Colleges. Higher Education Forum Academic Committee Board Member. He visited and presented Papers in the International conference in Nepal(1992), Israel(1996), Palestine(1996), Jordan(1996), Singapore(1999), Australia(1999), France(2002), China(2009) and Saudi Arabia(2010). In recent year he focused on the Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry and got some important success.
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K Baskar

Bioscience Research Foundation
India View Profile

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Entomology (Agricultural and Urban), Ecotoxicology, Phytochemcials, bioefficacy of phytochemicals against fungus and bacteria.

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Dr. K. Baskar was born and brought up at Suriyampalayam village, Thiruchengode, Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu, India. He has completed PhD in Entomology-Zoology from University of Madras, Chennai, India. He is specialized in the field of agricultural & household entomology and Ecotoxicology. He is having 10 years of research experience including 6 months teaching experience. He has published 55 papers in the field of entomology especially in agricultural pest management and ecotoxicology. He has served as Entomologist at AL- YAMAMA trading and contracting company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has provided training to farmers and self-help groups in many villages in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts on identification of insect pests, natural enemies, botanical pesticide formulation preparation and production of vermicompost for sustainable agriculture. Presently, he is working as Senior Scientist and Head, Department of Entomology and Ecotoxicology at Bioscience Research Foundation, Porur, Chennai, India and he is engaged in evaluating the Bio-efficacy of household and agricultural pesticides under lab and field conditions; he is also studied Eco-toxicological effects of chemical in Daphnia sp, Alga sp., Lemna sp., Honeybees, Fish, Earthworm and Avian. He is serving as editor and reviewer in a few international journals.
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Sudhir Rai

National Institutes of Health
USA View Profile

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Focused on screening environmental samples of North East India for the development of industrially important microbial enzymes.

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Dr. Sudhir Rai was raised in Mumbai, India and did his Bachelor of Science at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in Microbiology, biochemistry and Medical Lab Technology. During his Masters program he had his first exposure to research at the Bioengineering and Environmental Center (BEEC), Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), in Hyderabad, AP, India. He was enthusiastic in experiencing an in depth research environment. He obtained his Ph.D in 2012 from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, at Tezpur University, Assam, India under the guidance of Professor Ashis Kumar Mukherjee. His research was focused on screening environmental samples of North East India for the development of industrially important microbial enzymes. To further improve his scientific skills he transitioned his research from protein chemistry to molecular biology in the lab of Dr. Henry Levin. In his lab, he conducted pilot scale functional genomic screen for identification of host factors required for propagation of retroelements in S.pombe genome. He developed novel genetic assay, which identify host factors required in Tf1-life cycle. He discovered 98 out of 3004 knockout gene deletion library of S.pombe. Based on Tf1-hypothetical model, all 98 gene categorized as Chromatin, Transcription factor, Splicing, DNA Repair, Nuclear Transport, Protein translation, mRNA processing, Vesicle Transport (ER to Golgi, ESCRT), Ubiquitinaton/ Proteasome degradation pathway, Signal Transduction, Metabolic Pathway, Cell division, kinetochore, and Unknown function. Among the various classes of candidates, currently he is exploring the role of DNA repair factors in transposition.
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Basalingappa L. Hungund

N Y S Psychiatric Institute at NKI
India View Profile

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One of his early research accomplishment was that of his pioneering work that demonstrated a role for alcohol-induced elevation of endogenously formed cannabinoid (CB)-like compounds (endocannabinoids, ECs) and CB1 receptors in alcohol tolerance and dependence. Ever since he have been continuously funded to continue his research on the role of EC signaling mechanisms both by private and federal sources. He have had several funded projects throughout that included both domestic and foreign collaborations. He have published over 100 publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals. His work has been cited widely in the field and enhanced further developments in the field. He is most thankful to the resources and the environment the Institute/University provided him to be a successful researcher. He feel proud to represent the Institute/University any which way He can.

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Basalingappa L. Hungund is basically trained as a Bio-organic chemist and awarded a Ph.D in this discipline from Poona University, India in 1969. He was recruited as a Post-Doctoral Fellow by Stevens Institute of Technology, and worked on elucidating metabolic pathways for sesquiterpenes from 1969 through 1972. Then he proceeded to Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology and worked on cholesterol biosynthetic pathways until 1974. Then he joined the group at Neuroscience Department, NYS Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) that was headed by now deceased Dr. Maurice Rappor the one who discovered serotonin, where he got his training lipid biochemistry as it relates to neurochemical abnormalities of various brain disorders until 1975. From there he moved on to now defunct Long Island Research Institute (LIRI), where he worked on developing his own research program to study the neurobiological mechanisms underlying alcohol abuse-related disorders (ABRD) as it relates to brain lipids. He was given an opportunity to get trained for developing animal models to study ARBD. I spent a year of sabbatical in the laboratory of Dr. Dora Goldstein at Stanford University, who was a pioneer in the development of inhalation mouse model at the time. She was also the first researcher to demonstrate a role for membrane lipids in ARBD. After nine years at LIRI, he returned to NYSPI and continued pursuing of my research interests in ARBD neurobiological mechanisms.
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Meera Srivastava

Govt Dungar College
India View Profile

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Boukhatem Mohamed Nadjib

University Blida
North Africa View Profile

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His research interests cover Investigation of medicinal plants and food focused to the isolation, structural elucidation of secondary metabolites and evaluation of their biological activities, Isolation of new lead compounds with pharmaceutical, agrochemical, nutraceutical and cosmetic interest from natural sources (aromatic and medicinal plants) originated from Mediterranean and global biodiversity, Development of analytical strategies for the quali-quantitative determination of secondary metabolites in plant extract and herbal products, Green Chemistry and large-scale extraction of high added value natural products, In vitro and in vivo evaluation of traditional Medicinal Plants, Complementary therapy (including herbal medicine and aromatherapy) and potential applications in modern pharmacy practice as part of integrative therapy, Investigation and identifying pro-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic promoting components’ extracts or isolated from medicinal, cosmetic and edible plants and food, Evaluation and detection of biologically active components and potential drug and/or disease interaction of folk medicine remedies.

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Salil Bhargava

Bundelkhand Medical college
India View Profile

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