Xiaobo Liu Environmental Engineering Program Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Shantou (China)
Dr. Xiaobo Liu is a professor of microbiology in the School of Environmental and Biological Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China. He received his PhD degree in Microbial Molecular Ecology from The University of Hong Kong and had a visiting research in biofilm biotechnology in Dr. Bin Cao’s lab at Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He also worked as a research fellow at Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT). His research experience covers the fields of environmental microbiology, biodeterioration, biofilm control, biocatalysis for biosynthesis and biodegradation, and microbial electrochemistry. His research interests focus on understanding the signals and processes that promote biofilm formation, with the aim of developing new strategies for tackling biofilm-related industrial and environmental problems, including fouling or contamination of microorganisms inside food industrial pipelines, biofilm-mediated biodeterioration of materials, and biofilm-based catalysis for biotechnological applications.
Ivana Cacciatore Department of Pharmacy University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara Chieti Scalo (Italy) Biography
Biography of Ivana Cacciatore
Prof. Ivana Cacciatore received her master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology in 1999 from the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy). In 2002 she obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Chieti-Pescara.
She is co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Spin Off Company "Algo Biotechnologies" holding the role of Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). Her research interests are drug design and discovery, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, etc. Her research is well documented in more than 90 papers published in peer-reviewed international scientific Journals.