Dr. Belwal, working at College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science,
Zhejiang University, China, is exploring food science, plant nutraceutical potential,
food for health, including the effect of food bioprocess techniques on its quality and
functional attributes. He is currently engaged in the development and promotion of
safer and greener postharvest food bioprocess techniques, extraction, separation
and scale-up techniques and nano-/bio- technologies.
Dr. Belwal has completed his graduation in pharmaceutical science
and masters in biotechnology before receiving his Ph.D. (Biotechnology and
Nutraceuticals) from India. Prior to move to ZJU, he has worked on utilization of
natural products as nutraceutical agents and examined its functional activities,
development of in vitro cell culture and advanced extraction techniques, for which he
has awarded by the prestigious ‘Governor award for Best Research’, consequently
for two years. His excellent research credentials reflect by 58 peer-reviewed
scientific publications, 8 book chapters with over 700 citations. He is also currently
engaged in editing 4 scientific books.
R.V. Bubnov Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology Kiev (Ukraine)
Rostyslav Bubnov is working as a medical doctor in the clinical hospital ‘Pheophania’ of State Affairs
Department, researcher in the Interferon Department of Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and
Virology, NAS of Ukraine, and corresponding member of Ukrainian Academy of Information. He is
completing administrative responsibilities as National Representative of the European Association
for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine (EPMA) in Ukraine. He received his MD in
Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University (Ukraine) during the period of 1994-2000, and PhD
in Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education during the period of 2009-2012. He studied
medical law in International Solomon University (Kyiv) in 2013-2016. He has authored and co-
authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, 11 monographs, 19 UA patents
(see http://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=k9YfXKwAAAAJ) and performs peer reviews and
editorship for a number of journals (see https://publons.com/author/317326/rostyslav-v-bubnov) and
served as expert evaluator for number of National and international projects. He is winner of number
of award like President of Ukraine Award for young scientists 2012, Sentinels of Science award 2016
in Medicine, Top Reviewer 2019, etc.
S. Javed Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh (India)
Dr. Saleem Javed is Professor of Biochemistry, and Group Leader of the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has an extensive experience of research and teaching of more than 25 years. His research areas include molecular biology, pharmaceutical biotechnology and mycotoxins. He has published more than sixty research articles in high impact international journals and has also served as a reviewer for a number of international journals. Besides he is also a recipient of several research grants from government agencies. He has been a member of several academic bodies and scientific societies. He has actively been involved in upgradation and innovation in teaching and research in areas as diverse as biotechnology and bioelectronics.
A. Noce Tor Vergata University of Rome Rome (Italy)
Annalisa Noce, MD, PhD, is assistant professor of Nephrology at the University Tor Vergata of Rome
(Italy), Department of Systems Medicine.
Annalisa Noce’s research activity involves clinical nutrition in chronic kidney disease (CKD), with
particular focus on the effects of nutritional therapy on CKD progression and oxidative stress, in
nephropathic patients and gender medicine in chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs).
Moreover, she is expertise in renal Doppler Ultrasonographic examination for the determination of
renal resistive index. Her main studies investigate on the impact of some nutritional therapies (such
as low-protein diet, bioactive natural compounds, Italian Mediterranean diet and gut microbiota in
CNCDs etc.) and lifestyle changes on the onset and the progression of CNCDs. She is author of over
50 publications with H index of 17 (Scoups source). She is also a guest editor for international
Journals, as Nutrients (MDPI) and reviewer for BMC Nephrology, Acta Diabetologica and Clinical
M.E. Pintado Universidade Católica Portuguesa Porto (Portugal)
Dr Maria Manuela Estevez Pintado is presently serving as an Associate Professor of the College of Biotechnology of the Portuguese Catholic University (ESB-UCP), Associate Director of ESB UCP and the director of CBQF (Chemistry and Biotechnology Center – State Associate Laboratory), an ESB UCP research unit and Associate Laboratory. She did her B.Sc. in Pharmacy (Clinical Analysis and Pharmacy options) from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto (1991), she frequented the curricular part of the Food Science and Engineering Masters from the Portuguese Catholic University (1993) and finished her PhD in Biotechnology (in the field of Food Science and Engineering) from the Portuguese Catholic University in 1999. She has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals.
J. Xu Dalian University of Technology Panjin (China)
Dr. Jianqiang Xu is currently active as an associate professor of biochemistry in School of Life Science and Medicine and as Vice Director of Panjin Industrial Technology Institute at Dalian University of Technology (DUT). He completed his B.S. degree in 2002 and Ph.D. degree in 2008 with Professor Qing Yang at DUT. From 2009 to 2014, he received PostDoc training with Professor Elias Arnér (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden). In 2015, he started his independent research career at Panjin Campus of DUT. His research mainly focuses on selenium biology and its biological and medical applications to solve health and disease issues.
Nikolaos Labrou Department of Biotechnology Agricultural University of Athens Athens (Greece) Biography
Biography of Nikolaos Labrou
Dr. Nikolaos Labrou is a Full Professor with tenure and Director of the Enzyme Technology Lab at the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. His research takes place where molecular enzymology, biochemistry, and pharmaceutical biotechnology meets and covers aspects of the entire range from pure to applied science. The principal area of his research program has been the mining, design, and exploitation of biocatalytic diversity. Dr. Labrou has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals and has edited six books. He is on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals and serves as a reviewer for multiple national and international grant agencies. He has established a strong global academic and industrial network and maintains international collaborations with several research groups at various institutions across the world.