Dr Fernandez-Lafuente obtained a doctorate in Biology sciences from UAM, Madrid, Spain in 1992. Currently, he is a Research Professor at ICP-CSIC, Madrid, Spain. He has published over 350 scientific papers in ISI Journals and is co-inventor of 20 patents, co-supervisor of 18 doctoral thesis and has a current H index of 61 (Scopus). He is member of the editorial team of more than 2 dozens journals (e.g., AAI, PRBI; EMT, JB, JMCB:B; Molecules).
Youcai Xiong is an agricultural ecologist in Lanzhou University, northwest China. Over the last two decades, he has been engaged in fundamental research and technology innovation in agricultural and food system in semiarid and arid areas. Some of his research work led to new insights and technological innovation in farming system and food security, particularly in plant toxin identification and its physiological influence to human health (grass pea etc.). In recent seven years, he also aimed to enhance the research and extension of dryland water-saving farming system regarding small household farmers in developing countries such as Kenya, Pakistan and Ethiopia.
Spiros Paramithiotis is a member of the scientific personnel of the Agricultural University of Athens, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, since 2003. His research interests mainly include the field of food fermentations, with particular emphasis on microbial taxonomy, metabolism, physiology, symbiotic patterns and the underlying molecular mechanisms. He has participated in several research projects funded by the EU, the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology as well as food industries. He has co-authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and has received more than 2000 citations.
Dr. Mosaad Attia Abdel-Wahhab is a professor of Toxicology and food safety at National Research Center. He received his PhD from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt and Texas A & M University, Texas, USA. He is a visiting Professor at several International Universities He published more than 220 research articles in the areas of disease preventions and nano-drug delivery in the International peer review Journals. He supervised more than 55 MSc and PhD thesis and conducted 18 International research projects. He participated in 58 international conferences as invited or keynote speaker. He is editor for 9 International Journals. More than 5 drugs were developed based on his researches.
Giuseppa Di Bella, PhD, Associate Professor of Food Chemistry at the University of Messina (Italy), teaches Food chemistry at Degree Courses in Veterinary Medicine and in Gastronomic Sciences. Actually she is member of Professor College in the PhD course of Chemical Sciences. Prof Di Bella studies natural and environmental complex-matrices through chromatographic, spectrometric and spectroscopic techniques (HRGC, HPLC, HRGC/MS, ICP/OES, ICP/MS). Today her scientific production includes many articles on indexed journals, proceeding and book chapters edited by international publishers.
Dr. Giuseppe Maurizio Campo was born in Novara di Sicilia, Italy, September the 16th, 1963. He followed doctoral Degree Courses in Biological Sciences at the University' of Messina from 1987 to 1998 he attended the Institute of Pharmacology, School of Medicine at the University' of Messina. In years 1990-1992 he worked as scientific adviser of the FIDIA Research Laboratories of Abano Terme and the Cifa-gesco Consortium of Rome for the study and development of new drugs. In the October 1992 he obtained the Specialization Degree in "Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry" at the University' of. Messina. In the year 1993 he obtained a postdoctoral scholarship of the CNR for a stage at the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Technology, at the Karolinska Institute, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. In 1994 he got the PhD in "Experimental Medicine", at the University' of Messina. Since December 1998 Dr. Campo is Aggregate Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Messina. In June 2014 he obtained the eligibility to became full Professor of General Biochemistry.
Dr. Francesco Caracciolo obtained advanced degree (Laurea) in Agricultural Science, University of Naples, Italy in 2004 and M.S. from Center for Advanced Training and Research in Agricultural Economics, Italy in 2005. Later in 2009, he did Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of Naples, Italy. In 2018, he was awarded the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor of Agricultural Economics by the Department of Agricultural Science, University of Naples (IT). Dr. Caracciolo has Extensive knowledge in applied economic modeling and data analysis techniques for agricultural and food economics themes.
Dr. Farhad Safarpoor Dehkordi (DVM, DVSc, ph.D) is a Food Hygienist in University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. Over the last decade, he has been engaged in fundamental research and technology innovation in food safety and especially epidemiology of foodborne pathogens. Some of his research work led to new insights and innovation in quality control of foodstuffs and especially foods with animal origin, particularly about presence, molecular characterization and antibiotic resistance properties of some kinds of foodborne pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii and …. He has some experience about the epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii in foods with animal origins. He also has some experience about the presence of toxic heavy metals in foodstuffs and especially milk.
Dr. El-Tarabily is an associate professor at the Biology Department, College of Science; UAE University. He obtained his PhD from Murdoch University, Australia in 1997. He specializes in Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology. He taught different undergraduate and graduate courses. His research activities have been diversified over a number of topics including the use of beneficial microorganisms as biological fertilizers and as biological control agents to reduce the dependence on agrochemicals in the field of agriculture. He has authored or coauthored over 50 scientific papers. He represented the UAE University in a total of 99 international and local conferences. He has also supervised 20 Master students, and 6 PhD. students. As a result of his research accomplishments he was awarded 15 research grants totaling to AED 4.,700,100. He also obtained 3 international patents from USA, UK and Hong Kong and he is also editor in many international journals and he obtained many awards such as Al Owais Creative Award, Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Culture and Science, and Think Science competition. He is a verified reviewer in a variety of international journals and he also served the UAE community by providing scientific consultancy to many sectors within the UAE.
Dr. Feng is currently an Associate Professor cum Associate Director (education) in School of Chinese Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Feng’s research interest is clinical trial and experimental study for hepatic, cancer and diabetic diseases by using advanced techniques. He has published over 300 journal papers, proceedings and books in his fields. He also serves as editor and reviewer for over sixty international journals in category of integrated and complementary medicine, as well as molecular medicine, pharmacology and food science .
Prof. Dr. Mohamed F. R. Hassanien is currently working as a Professor of Biochemistry at Zagazig University (Egypt). Prof. Hassanien obtained his Ph.D. in Food Chemistry from Berlin University of Technology. Prof. Hassanien published more than 160 articles in international peer-reviewed journals with high IF as well as several books and book chapters (recent h-index is 28). Prof. Hassanien received Abdul Hamid Shoman Prize for Young Arab Researcher in Agricultural Sciences, Egyptian State Prize for Encouragement in Agricultural Sciences, European Young Lipid Scientist Award, AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards in Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation, and Atta-ur-Rahman Prize in Chemistry.
Adriana S. Franca has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (1988), M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (1991), both from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University, USA (1995). She is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UFMG and also teaches at the graduate course in Food Sciences. She has published 99 articles in international journals, 21 book chapters and has presented several research papers at various international conferences. Her research areas include food science, sustainable uses of agricultural residues, coffee chemistry, heat transfer, microwaves, spectroscopic methods and others.
Tomy J. Gutiérrez has a degree in chemistry (Geochemical option) from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) (December, 2007), a degree in education (Chemical mention) from the same university (UCV, July, 2008), has a specialization in International Negotiation of Hydrocarbons from the National Polytechnic Experimental University of the National Armed Force (UNEFA) - Venezuela (July, 2011). He also has a Master's and PhD degree in Food Science and Technology obtained in October, 2013 and April, 2015, respectively, both from the UCV. He has also PhD studies in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the UCV and postdoctoral studies at the Research Institute in Materials Science and Technology (INTEMA). Dr. Gutiérrez has been a professor - researcher at the UCV both at the Institute of Food Science and Technology (ICTA) and the School of Pharmacy at the same university. It is currently an adjunct researcher in the INTEMA - National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina.
My research interests focus on muscle molecular biology and meat science with a view to understanding the biological processes underpinning meat quality, the identification of novel biological markers of quality and characterisation of the structure/function relationship in meat products as well as development of novel products targeted at specific population cohorts, such as elderly and physically active.
George Liu has worked in life science for over 25 years. He is a Research Biologist (Bioinformatics) from Animal Genomics and Improvement Lab at Northeast Area of Agricultural Research Services, USDA. He has authored and co-authored 85 peer-reviewed publications. His general research interest is in comparative and functional genomic research related to animal health and agriculture production using bioinformatics and experimental techniques.
Domenico Montesano, PhD, assistant professor of Food Chemistry at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia (Italy), teaches Food Chemistry at Degree Courses in Chemistry and Technology of Drugs and Human Feeding and Nutrition Sciences. He received his PhD from “Federico II” University in Naples, Italy. He supervised several Degree and PhD thesis and conducted various National and International research projects. Prof. Montesano studies natural complex-matrices for human nutrition through chromatographic, spectrometric techniques (HRGC, HPLC, HRGC/MS, HPLC/MS) and the set-up of conventional and non-conventional extraction methods. Today his scientific production includes many articles on indexed journals and proceeding.
Dr. Drouiche Nadjib has obtained Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. He has been serving as a researcher and Director at the center of Research in Semiconductor Technology for Energetic and at the CRTSE respectively. His research areas are Electro Chemistry, Wastewater treatment, Desalination, Membrane technology (ED, NO, UF, RO, MD, FO), Renewable energy, Awareness in field of water and Advanced Oxidation Processes. He has contributed more than 130 publications having citations around 1954.
Dr. Ravinder Nagpal, PhD., is Assistant Professor of Microbiology, and teaches microbiology, immunology and food biotechnology. He received his M.Sc. in Microbiology from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India, in 2004, and was selected for ICAR-fellowship for Ph.D. in Dairy Microbiology from National Dairy Research Institute, India, from 2004 to 2008. He has executed a 4-year postdoctoral training at Probiotics Research Laboratory, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan where he studied the ontogenesis of early-life gut microbiome and factors affecting this pioneering microbiota spectrum. At present, he is employed as research fellow at Wake Forest School of Medicine, NC, USA.
Dr. Parida obtained his Ph. D. Degree from Utkal University, India during 2004. He is currently working as Senior Scientist at CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, India. His research activities focus on physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of salt adaptation mechanisms of different mangroves and halophytic plants.He has carried out metabolomics, proteomic and ionomicapproaches in halophytic plants to explore their salt tolerance capability and to identify the potential metabolites and biological pathways involved in salt tolerance. His grouphas also carried out metabolomics studies in some edible halophytic plants to explore their antioxidant and nutraceutical potentials.
Dr Pellati got her PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 2006 she got a position of Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. In 2014, she got the Italian Professorship Qualification as an Associate Professor in Medicinal Chemistry.Her research activity is focused on the development of innovative techniques for the extraction and analysis of bioactive natural products, and on the isolation of new bioactive compounds of natural origin. She has a number of national and international research collaborations and peer-reviewed research projects. She is the author of more than 70 papers in ISI indexed international journals,3 book chapters,4 proceedings in international journals, 2 patents and more than 90 congress communications (oral and poster)
Dr. Piemontese research focus is mainly concerned towards the synthesis, and the chemical and optical characterization of small molecules in the fields of neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. He also studies the natural contaminants in food matrices (in particular, secondary metabolites of fungi in cereals, wine and dried fruits). Recently, his activity has been focused towards the use of green solvents (DESs) in the field of synthesis, extraction and purification of bioactive compounds. The results of his research are documented in more than 40 different scientific papers and 50 communications in national and international conferences.
Dr. Rocco Rossano is an assistant professor at the Department of Sciences-University of Basilicata, Potenza-Italy. He received his degree in Food Technology and his Ph.D. in Food Biotechnology at University of Basilicata. Main areas of research: purification and characterization of proteins, enzymology, proteomics, plant proteases, matrix metalloproteinases, impact of nutrition on human health, nutraceuticals. Supervised over 65 students for their Degree in Food Sciences and in Biotechnology and also 5 PhD students. He is author of 104 papers printed in International and National journals as well as 3 book chapters.
Pasquale Russois a postdoctoral research fellow at theDepartment of Science of Agriculture, Food and Environment, at the University of Foggia (Italy).He obtained his PhDin “Management of Innovation in the Agriculture and Food Systems of the Mediterranean Region” at the University of Foggia (Italy).His current research deals with the technological and functional characterization of new microbial food cultures, by using omic approaches, for their innovative application in the food industry.
Diego Tresinari dos Santos holds a PhD in Food Science and Technology Field from University of Campinas (Brazil) (2011), Brazil. From 2011-2019 he worked as a scientific researcher in Food Engineering Department at the University of Campinas. Between 05/2013-04/2014 and 01/2016-12/2016 he did postdoctoral internships at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland) and at University of Valladolid (Spain). He has 9 books, 1 Patent, 85 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 41 book chapters and 125 works in scientific conferences. He has supervised 2 PhD theses, 6 MSc dissertations and several other undergraduate research projects.
Christos Soukoulis holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering (2004) and PhD in Food Science and Technology (2009) both granted by National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. From 2009 to 2013 he worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Foundation Edmund Mach, San Michele a/A, Italy and research fellow at the University of Nottingham. As of 2013, he works as researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). His research interests reside in the isolation and valorisation of biopolymers (polysaccharides, prebiotics, proteins etc.) from underutilised food sources aiming to the development of innovative added-value functional food product concepts.
Mingqian Tan, PhD, Professor of Food Science and Technology at Dalian Polytechnic University (China),works in the area of food analysis with the emphasis on water dynamics of food products during food processing, and the formation and bio-effects of foodborne nanoparticles.To date, he has published 92 peer-reviewed papers, such as J. Arg. Food Chem., Food Function, Food Anal. Method, JACS, Chem. Mater., J. Mater. Chem. B., which have been cited more than 1600 times with an H index of 21. He has participated in 12 competitive projects and edited one book, and four book chapters.
Fidel Toldrá, PhD in Chemistry and Research Professor at the Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (CSIC). He filed 12 patents, authored 2 books, edited/co-edited >40 books and published >290 manuscripts and >125 chapters of books. His h index is 49. He received the 2001 Instituto Danone award, the 2002 International Prize for Meat Science and Technology, the 2010 Distinguished Research Award and 2014 Meat Processing Award both from AMSA, and the 2015 Dupont Science Award. He is Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology and Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Dr. Eleni Tsantili: Professor of Pomology, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece; PhD in Postharvest Fruit Physiology and biochemistry (University of London) under studentship; Sabbatical: Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, USA. Experience: Postharvest Section. Interests: Pre- and postharvest treatments to maintain nutritional value and quality; Ripening and Storage; Storage practices; Species: Figs, olives, apricots, strawberries, cherries, goji berries, pears. Teaching: graduate and postgraduate courses of Pomology and Postharvest Handling of Fruit and Vegetables. Author/Co-author: number of publications (SCI), e-book 'Postharvest Handling of Fruit and Vegetables', ISBN 978-960-603-261-5; Investigator: 9 projects, one patent; Reviewer: 25 peer-reviewed Journals; Supervisor/Examiner: postdoc, PhD, MSc candidates.
Dr. Gul received her Ph.D. degree in Botany from University of Karachi, Pakistan in 2004. Her areas of research are mainly Botany and several other disciplines (such as Stress Physiology, Biosaline Agriculture, Plant Biochemistry, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences). She has published numerous articles in various peer reviewed journals. She has successfully supervised M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars, who were mainly working under her supervision. She has been a reviewer for different peer reviewed national journals, and has been a member of various professional societies. She actively participated in different international and national conferences, seminars, training and workshops.
Abd El-Latif Hesham, Professor of Microbial Genetics and Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology at Genetics department, Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University, Egypt. He graduated and got his M.Sc. from Genetics department, Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University, Egypt and his PhD degree from Chinese academy of Sciences in Microbial Genetics and Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology. He awarded postdoctoral studies from CAS-TWAS. He expert in "Microbial Genetics", and "Environmental Meta-genome Biotechnology". He has authored more than 70 papers in biotechnology including, "Microbial diversity, Wastewater treatment, Biodegradation, Bioremediation, Antimicrobial activity, Biofuels and Enzyme production. He expert and one of organizing committee for several international conferences in Biotechnology and serving as an Associate editor and Editorial Board member for international reputed journals with high impact factors.
Dr. Nauman Khalid is working as Associate Professor in School of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Management and Technology, Lahore. His research focused in the areas of food process engineering with major expertise in nutrient delivery systems. His major contributions are in areas of food emulsification, encapsulation, lab-on-a-chip development and characterization of potential health benefits ingredients from various agro-based products. He authors and co-authors more than 150 articles in highly reputed Journals.
Dr. Gulzar Ahmad Nayik is currently serving as Assistant Professor (Cont.) at the Department of Food Science and Technology, Govt. Degree College, Shopian, J&K, India. He received his Ph.D in Food Technology from SLIET, Longowal, Sangrur, Punjab, India (2016). Highly motivated with research experience of over 4 years in characterizing different high altitude Indian honeys, he analyzes their sugar profile, volatile components, flavonoid profile, enzymatic activity, minerals, antioxidant properties etc., using latest statistical tools (PCA, LDA, HCA) to classify them according to botanical origin. He has been elected as the member of several international scientific societies and is serving as Editor and Associate Editor for various well reputed journals. He received “BEST PAPER AWARD “in 2nd International conference on Food Properties (ICFP-2016), held at Bangkok, Thailand in 2016. He is also the recipient of Top Peer Reviewer Award 2019 from Web of Sciences Group powered by Publons for placing in the top 1% of reviewers in Agricultural Sciences. He has published about 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 3 books and 29 chapters.
Dr.Muhammad Saeed is currently working as Assistant professor in Cholistan university of veterinary and animal science bahawalpur, pakistan.He got PH.D. from Northwest Agriculture and forestry University Yangling china. He published Numbers of research articles and reviews in international journals.
Dr. Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Ph.D., is currently working as assistant professor at University of Lahore-Gujrat campus, Pakistan. He received Ph. D. in Food Science and Technology from the School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China. His areas of expertise are encapsulation of functional bio-actives to improve their oxidative stability and digestion. He has published several research and review articles in well reputed international journals
Dr. Sinosh Skariyachan, is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He has pursued his post graduations in Microbiology (M. Sc) and Bioinformatics (M. Sc) and obtained his Ph. D in Biotechnology. He has fifteen years of experience in teaching and research. His key research domains are Medical Microbiology (Antimicrobial resistance), Environmental and Food Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Genomics and Proteomics, Molecular Modeling and Computational Drug Designing. His major research focuses are selection and screening of novel natural therapeutic against probable drug targets of multidrug resistant bacteria isolated from various sources by structure based virtual screening approaches.