Nikolaos Labrou School of Food, Biotechnology and Development, Department of Biotechnology Agricultural University of Athens Athens Greece Athens Greece Biography
Biography of Nikolaos Labrou
Dr. Nikolaos Labrou received his BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of
Patras, Greece (1987-1991) and his PhD in Enzyme Biotechnology from the
Agricultural University of Athens (1992-1996). He has conducted postdoctoral
research, as Marie Curie fellow, in Leeds UK (1996-1998) and then at Agricultural
University of Athens (1998-2001). Dr Labrou is currently full Professor with tenure at
the Department of Biotechnology at the Agricultural University of Athens. Dr. Labrou
has authored more than 115 peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals
and 26 book chapters in international publications. His research covers many areas of
biotechnology including enzyme and protein engineering, cell culture technologies,
catalomics analysis, protein downstream processing as well as characterization of
therapeutic enzymes, proteins and other biomolecules.
Digambar V. Gokhale NCIM Resource Center, CSIR-National Chemical laboratory Emeritus Scientist & Emeritus Professor (AcSIR), NCIM Resource Center, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory Pune India Biography
Biography of Digambar V. Gokhale
Dr. Gokhale obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry from the University of Pune,
Pune, India. Dr. Gokhale also holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the University
of Pune. Currently Dr. Gokhale is Emeritus Scientist and also an Emeritus Professor in
AcSIR, CSIR-National Chemical laboratory, Pune, India. He has published more than 70
scientific publications and is a named inventor of 6 issued U.S patents. Dr. Gokhale is
currently the Associate Editor of Recent Patents on Biotechnology journal published by
Bentham Science Publishers.
Ipsita Roy Department of Biotechnology National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) Punjab India Biography
Biography of Ipsita Roy
Dr. Roy obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Biochemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi under the mentorship of Prof. M. N. Gupta. After working at the University of Bonn as a Humboldt research fellow, she joined the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research S.A.S. Nagar where she is currently working as an Associate Professor. Dr. Roy is an author of more than a hundred scientific publications. Her areas of research interest include stability of stabilization of proteins using small molecules and nucleic acid aptamers.
Vassilis Fotopoulos Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology & Food Science Cyprus University of Technology Lemesos Cyprus Biography
Biography of Vassilis Fotopoulos
Vasileios Fotopoulos is an Assistant Professor at the
Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science at
the Cyprus University of Technology. He obtained his BSc in Horticulture
from Wye College, University of London, and his MSc in Pest Management
(Plant Disease) from Imperial College London. He holds a PhD in Plant
Molecular Biology from the University of Southampton, U.K. His postdoctoral
research was carried out in the Laboratory of Biotechnology of
Pharmaceutical Plants at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as in the Institute of
Agrobiotechnology, CE.R.T.H., in Thessaloniki. He has published 43
scientific articles and is a named inventor in two provisional PCT
Vinod K. Garg Department of Environmental Science and Engg. Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar India
Deqiang Zhang College of Biology Science and Technology Beijing Forestry University Beijing China
Editorial Board Members
Mallik Z. Abdin Department of Biotechnology Jamia Hamdard New Delhi India Biography
Biography of Mallik Z. Abdin
Dr. M. Z. Abdin received his BSc degree in Botany from the AMU, Aligarh, India in 1982 and his PhD inPlant Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology from the IARI, New Delhi in 1991.Dr Abdin is currently Head of Academic administration of the Department engaged in teaching and research at PostGraduate level in the area of Biotechnology that includes animal biotechnology, plant biotechnology, molecular oncology, molecular virology, pharmaceutical biotechnology and environmental biotechnology. Dr. Abdin has authored more is an author of more than a hundred scientific publications.
Rotimi Aluko Department of Human Nutritional Sciences University of Manitoba Manitoba Canada Biography
Biography of Rotimi Aluko
Dr. Rotimi Aluko is a Professor in the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of
Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He obtained a PhD Food Science degree in 1996 from the University of
Guelph, Ontario, Canada. His work focuses on the structure-function properties of food proteins and
peptides. He has over 140 journal article publications in addition to 4 patents. Dr. Aluko has at various
times served as the National President of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chair
of the Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Division of the Institute of Food Technologists as well as
Chair of the Protein and Co-Products Division of the American Oil Chemists’ Society. He currently
serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Food Biochemistry as well as an Associate Editor for
Journal of Functional Foods and Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research.
Abdultif Amrane Rennais Laboratory of Chemistry and Engineering of Processes Institute of Chemical Sciences of Rennes University of Rennes Rennes France Biography
Biography of Abdultif Amrane
Abdeltif Amrane Professor, UMR 6226 ISCR, University of Rennes 1.
(Google Scholar: h-index: 31; citations: 3627 // Web of Science: h-index: 25; citations: 2269).
1998: Thesis Director Enabling Degree (Univ. Rennes 1) / 1991: PhD in Chemistry (Univ. Rennes 1) / 1988: Master (DEA) in Chemistry (Univ. Rennes 1) / 1987: Chemical Engineering Degree (USTHB – Algeria). He has been involved in research projects as a manager or a participant in several projects, as well in international collaborations (Algeria, Belgium, Lebanon, Mexico, Romania, Spain, Tunisia). He has published more than 260 international papers including 17 papers in press. He has also published 12 chapter books and has about 110 international and 20 national oral communications.
Sam Ananthan Drug Discovery Division of Southern Research Institute University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL USA Biography
Biography of Sam Ananthan
Ph.D. Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India (1984).
Postdoctoral research in Medicinal Chemistry at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. (1984-1987).
Fellow, Drug Discovery Division, Southern Research Institute and Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, U.S.A. (1987-Present).
Fields of interest: Drug discovery and development. Lead discovery and lead optimization using ligand-based and structure-based methods. Areas of interest include anticancer, antibacterial, antiviral, and central nervous system agents targeting GPCRs, transporters, kinases, polymerases, ligand-gated ion channels and protein-protein interactions.
Rintu Banerjee Department of Agricultural & Food Engineering IIT Kharagpur Kharagpur India Biography
Biography of Rintu Banerjee
Prof. Rintu Banerjee, Ex-MNRE Chair Professor is acknowledged as
one of the leading enzymologist working in the area of Food,
Fermentation and Bioenergy. She was bestowed with prestigious Rafi
Ahmed Kidwai award, Panjabrao Deshmukh Outstanding Women
Scientist Award, Louis Pasteur, Recognition-award, Best-Teacher,
Women Bioscientist, and Fellow of different esteemed societies and
Uttam C. Banerjee Department of Pharmaceutical Technology (Biotechnology) National Institute of Pharmacutical Education and Research Punjab India
Megha Barot US Pharmacopeia Rockville, MD United States Biography
Biography of Megha Barot
Dr. Barot obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Missouri Kansas
City. Dr. Barot is currently working with U.S. Pharmacopeia as a Senior Scientist. She has authored and
co-authored several peer reviewed publications and book chapters. She is also serving as an award
committee chair for Ocular Drug Delivery and Disposition Focus Group (ODDFG) of American Association
of Pharmaceutical Scientist since July 2013.
Nissim Benvenisty Department of Genetics Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem Israel
Paramita B. Chakraborti Department of Food Technology & Biochemical Engineering Jadavpur University Kolkata India Biography
Biography of Paramita B. Chakraborti
Dr Paramita Bhattacharjee Chakraborti is presently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. She has completed her M.Tech and Ph.D from the Department of Food and Fermentation Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT, former UDCT), University of Mumbai,India and has been Executive Scientist of Biocon Ltd, Bangalore, India for two years. She is an active researcher in green technologies of extraction and development of nutraceuticals. She has 76 research papers in national and international journals, 9 full length papers in conference proceedings, 40 oral presentations in conferences including 7 in international forums, 16 book chapters and one Indian patent.
Carla De-Carvalho Department of Bioengineering Instituto Superior Técnico Lisbon Portugal Biography
Biography of Carla De-Carvalho
Carla C. C. R. de Carvalho finished her Ph.D. in Biotechnology at the Universidade Técnica
de Lisboa, Portugal, in 2003. Since then she has studied methods to prevent and destroy
biofilms and has studied the importance of bacterial cellular membranes and adaptation
mechanisms in biomedical, biotransformation and bioremediation systems. She has
published more than 60 peer review scientific papers. Currently, she is a Principal
Investigator at Instituto Superior Técnico where she is developing bioprocesses and
studying the role of lipids in bacterial survival under stressful conditions.
Pau Ferrer Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Biography
Biography of Pau Ferrer
Pau Ferrer is Associate Professor in Biotechnology at the Department of Chemical, Biological and
Environmental Engineering of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Catalonia, Spain. He has a
BSc in Biology from the University of Barcelona (1988) and a PhD in Biotechnology from The University
of Reading, U.K. (1995). He did a post doc and visiting professor stay at the University of Chile (1995-
In 1997, Pau Ferrer was appointed Associate Researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering of
the UAB, where he started his career as group leader, setting up the Metabolic Engineering Laboratory
within the Group of Bioprocess Engineering and Applied Biocatalysis.
Alexsandro S. Galdino Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei Laboratório de Biotecnologia de Microrganismos (LABIOM) Divinópolis - MG, CEP 35501-296 Brasil Biography
Biography of Alexsandro S. Galdino
Prof. Dr. Galdino obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in molecular biology from the University of Brasilia, Brazil.
Dr. Galdino also holds a Master in Biochemistry from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil. Actually, Dr.
Galdino is fellow productivity in technological development and innovative extrension – DT2-
CNPq. During their studies, Dr. Galdino dedicate efforts in the field of cloning and expression of
heterologous genes in microorganisms (bacteria and yeasts) in order to obtain innovative products and
process. He has scientific publications and is a named inventor of 11 issued BR patents.
Anna Gallone Department of basic Medical Sciences, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs Università di Bari Bari Italy Biography
Biography of Anna Gallone
Anna GALLONE is associate professor of Applied Biology at Department of
Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs, School of
Medicine, University of Bari “Aldo Moro” (Italy), since october 2010.
Associate Professor in Faculty of Medicine, University of Foggia (Italy)
from 2006 to 2010. She had a permanent researcher position in “Applied
Biology”, Medicine Faculty, University of Foggia from 2002 to 2006.
During different periods of the years 2001 and 2002, she was host in the
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine,
University of Murcia (Spain), to perform collaborative work on the
characterization of extracutaneous melanogenic systems.
Younes Ghasemi Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz Iran Biography
Biography of Younes Ghasemi
Dr. Younes Ghasemi is currently a Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. His research interests are Recombinant Proteins, Silico Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Bioprocess and Fermentation, Microalgal Biotechnology and Probiotics. Dr. Ghasemi has around 251 articles and 3 books publications to his credit.
Jose M. Guisan Department of Biocatalysis Institute of Catalysis Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of Jose M. Guisan
Prof. Guisan obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). He is now full Professor at the Institute of Catalysis. CSIC. Spain. His work is mainly related to the ENGINEERING OF ENZYME BIOCATALYSTS. He is author of 390 scientific publications. He has a H index of 59 (SCOPUS) and 69 (GOOGLE SCHOLAR). He is inventor of more than 40 patens and has supervised more than 40 Ph.D. Thesis. He has edited 2 editions of the book ENZYME AND CELL IMMOBILIZATION from John Wiley and Sons. He is editor of a number of international journals.
Yu C. Hu Department of Chemical Engineering National Tsing Hua University Hsinchu Taiwan
Eduardo Jacob-Lopes Food Science and Technology Department Federal University of Santa Maria Santa Maria Brazil Biography
Biography of Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
Prof. Eduardo Jacob-Lopes is currently associate professor at the Department of Food
Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria. He has more than 15 years of
teaching and research experience. He is a technical and scientific consultant of several
companies, agencies and scientific journals. He has 500 publications/communications which
include 8 books, 28 book chapters, 80 original research papers, 380 research communications in
international and national conferences and has registered 15 patents. His research interest
includes bioprocess engineering with emphasis on microalgal biotechnology and environmental
Emilio Jirillo Department of Basic Medical sciences Neuroscience and Sensory Organs University of Bari Bari Italy Biography
Biography of Emilio Jirillo
Emilio Jirillo is full professor of Immunology at University of Bari Medical School (Bari, Italy) since 1986.His
current fields of interest are: mucosal immunity, microbial immunity and immunonutrition.Especially in this
last field, he has recently published in vitro and in vivo studies on the anti inflammatory effects of
polyphenols . He is author of more than 560 papers(326 scientific papers are listed in PUBMED), even
including books and chapters of books. He is editor-in-chief- of Clinical Immunology Endocrine Metabolic
Drugs and Endocrine Metabolic Immune Disorders-Drug Targets.
Joaquin Jordan Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Castilla La Mancha Ciudad Real Spain
Alexander M. Klibanov Chemistry & Bioengineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA USA Biography
Biography of Alexander M. Klibanov
Alexander Klibanov received his M.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Chemical Enzymology
both from Moscow University in Russia. Following his immigration to the United States in 1977,
he spent 1.5 years as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of
California, San Diego, before joining the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) where he is currently an Endowed-Chaired Professor of Chemistry and Bioengineering.
His current research interests include medicinal chemistry, new antimicrobial materials; enzyme
chemistry and biotechnology; and pharmaceutical formulations. He has authored over 310
scientific papers and 21 issued U.S. patents (plus many pending), has given over 370 invited
presentations, including many named lectures all over the world, and is a member of 12 journal
editorial boards. Dr. Klibanov has received numerous prestigious professional awards, including
the Leo Friend Award, the Ipatieff Prize, the Marvin J. Johnson Award, and the Arthur C. Cope
Scholar Award, all from the American Chemical Society, as well as the International Enzyme
Poluri M. Krishna Department of Biotechnology Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee India Biography
Biography of Poluri M. Krishna
Dr. Krishna Mohan Poluri is currently working as an Associate. Professor at Biotechnology
Department, IIT-Roorkee. He completed his PhD from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
TIFR-Mumbai, and Post-doc from Rutgers University & University of Texas Medical Branch
(UTMB-Texas). His areas of expertise are Structural Biology, Protein Engineering, Bio-
molecular Interactions, Glycoimmunology, Virology and Structure based design of Therapeutics
and Scaffolds, Bionanotechnology, Algal Biotechnology etc. He has published ~ 75 Research
articles and book chapters in various reputed international Journals such as Journal of Biological
chemistry (JBC) Biochemistry, BBA General Subjects, Biochemical Journal, RSC Advances,
Carbohydrate Polymers and Biotechnology for Biofuels etc. He authored a book on “Protein
Engineering Techniques”. He won several awards and fellowships for his research work. Most
prominent are: Young scientist awards from Indian Science Congress association (ISCA) -2009,
National Academy of Sciences India (NASI)-2014, and Innovative Young Biotechnologist
Award (IYBA)-2013 by DBT.
Garlapati V. Kumar Deparment Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Jaypee University of Information Technology Waknaghat India Biography
Biography of Garlapati V. Kumar
Dr. Garlapati received his Ph.D. in Bioprocess Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India with
M.Tech (Biotech) and B.Pharm as his Master's and Bachelor's Degrees, respectively. He has
around ten year's experience as a teacher/ researcher, including 2-years post-doctoral stay at
UAB, Spain. He is a recipient of A4U Postdoctoral Fellowship (Spain), Institute Fellowship (IIT
KGP) and GATE Fellowship. He is serving as an International Advisory Panel Member,
Elsevier; EBM in "Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology"; He has been a part of 2
Indian patents, published 35-Scopus/SCI- papers & 20 Book chapters, Edited 1 Book and guided
several Ph.D./M.Tech/B.Tech students.
Norman G. Lewis Institute of Biological Chemistry Washington State University Washington, WA USA Biography
Biography of Norman G. Lewis
Norman G. Lewis currently holds positions of Regents Professor and Eisig-Tode Distinguished
Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry, at Washington State University. He has received numerous
forms of recognition including: election to Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh,
FRSE, Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters; Fellow of the American Society for Plant
Biologists (ASPB); Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Life
Member of the Phytochemical Society for North America (PSNA), Phytochemical Pioneer (PSNA) and
Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS). He held a Fulbright Distinguished Professor
Fellowship (Science without Borders) to Brazil for 2014/2015, and has had many leadership positions in
various learned societies, such as President of the American Society of Gravitational and Space Biology
(ASGSB) and President, PSNA, as well as responsibilities/offices with the American Chemical Society
and other professional organizations. He serves on several editorial boards, including Recent Patents on
Biotechnology, as well as federal and international grant review panels, and scientific advisory boards
José M. Luengo Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Leon León Spain
Thea Magrone Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs University of Bari Piazza Giulio Cesare 11 Bari, 70124 Italy Biography
Biography of Thea Magrone
Degree in Biology (1997) at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy;
PhD in Immunology (2008) at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Consultant in Immunology (2012-2014) at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy;
Research Professor of Immunology and General Pathology at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy,
Fields of interest: Immunonutrition, mucosal immunology, microbial immunity;
Publications listed in PubMed: 55;
Editorial Board Member of: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, Endocrine Metabolic
Immune Disorders-Drug Targets, Clinical Immunology Endocrine Metabolic Drugs, Recent Patent
Qing-Sheng Mi Department of Immunology and Microbiology Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI USA
Philippe Michaud Laboratory of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Université Blaise Pascal Aubière France Biography
Biography of Philippe Michaud
Philippe MICHAUD is a Professor of biochemistry at the head of the Biological engineering
department of Polytech Clermont Ferrand, a school of engineering of the Blaise Pascal
University (France). He has published 105 research papers and reviews in international peerreviewed
journals. He is the inventor or co-inventor of 11 patents, 2 of them with industrial
exploitation. He is the author or co-author of 4 book chapters. He is the general secretary of
the International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses.
Mohammad H. Morowvat Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, School of Pharmacy Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz Iran Biography
Biography of Mohammad H. Morowvat
Dr. Mohammad Hossein Morowvat research interests are Metabolic and Bioprocess Engineering of Escherichia coli, Systems and Synthetic Biology, Microalgal Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Microalgal Biofuels and Monoclonal Antibodies Production. Since 2014, he is teaching Biosafety, Nanobiotechnology, Cell Culture, Biology and Genetic Engineering, Fundamentals and Principles of Engineering in Medical Biotechnology, Biological Products and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology to Pharmacy and PhD students in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Navid Nezafat Pharmaceutical Science Research Center Shiraz University of Medical Science Shiraz Iran Biography
Biography of Navid Nezafat
I received my Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics in 2014, and my postdoctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from Pharmaceutical Sciences Research, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2017. Presently, I have published more than 45 papers in the fields of vaccine design, and protein engineering. My fields of interest are industrial biotechnology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and immunoinformatics.
Anastassios C. Papageorgiou Turku Centre for Biotechnology Turku Finland Biography
Biography of Anastassios C. Papageorgiou
Dr. Papageorgiou graduated from the University of Athens with a BSc degree in Chemistry (1979-1984)
and carried out his PhD at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (1987-1991). He was a recipient of
a post-doctoral fellowship (1992-1994) from AstraZeneca and worked at the University of Oxford,
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics. He continued his post-doctoral training as a research officer at the
University of Bath. In 2000, he moved to Finland as Head of the Protein Crystallography Core Facility at
the Turku Centre for Biotechnology and he is currently Principal Investigator and Adjunct Professor in
Biochemistry and Structural Biology at the University of Turku. He has authored more than 90 scientific
Octavio Paredes-Lopez Department Biotechnology and Biochemistry Irapuato Unit Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN Irapuato Mexico
Guy M. Poppy Ecology and Evolutionary Biology School of Biological Sciences University of Southampton Southampton UK
Agnieszka Saeid Department of Advanced Material Technologies Wroclaw University of Science and Technology Wrocław Poland Biography
Biography of Agnieszka Saeid
Agnieszka Saeid graduated from Department of Chemistry of Wrocław University of Science and Technology in 2005. She obtained MSc in the field of Biotechnology, specialization Environmental Chemistry. The topic of MSc thesis was “Mineral feed additives based on biomass of microalga Spirulina sp.” After graduation, she began Ph.D. studies at Institute of Inorganic Technology and Mineral Fertilizers, at Wrocław University of Science and Technology. During the study, she was granted a scholarship to participate in Postgraduate School of Industrial Ecology (PSIE) - IndEcol at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
Giovanni Sannia Department of Chemical Sciences University of Naples Naples Italy Biography
Biography of Giovanni Sannia
Giovanni Sannia is Professor of Molecular Biology and Industrial Biotechnology at the University of
Naples, Federico II, Italy. Prof. Sannia has been visiting scientist and visiting Professor at the
University of Cambridge (UK), University Paul Cezanne of Marseille (France) and the University of
Westminster of London (UK). He is, since 2000, Head of the PhD Course in Biotechnology. He has
been cconsultant for industries and for the Campania Regional Council; member, on behalf of the
Academy of Finland, of the “SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD” of the VTT Industrial Biotechnology
Centre of Excellence, Finland; leader of the European Network on “Oxidative enzymes for
improved industrial processes, sustainable waste management and hazard reduction
Alexander M. Seifalian Division of Surgery and Interventional Science The London BioScience Innovation Centre London UK Biography
Biography of Alexander M. Seifalian
Alexander Seifalian, Professor of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine worked at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London for over 26 years, during this time he spent a period of time at Harvard Medical School looking at caused of cardiovascular diseases and a year at Johns Hopkins Medical School looking at treatment of liver. He published more than 647 peer-reviewed research papers, and registered 14 UK and International patents. He is currently CEO of NanoRegMed Ltd, working on the commercialisation of his research. During his career Prof Seifalian has led and managed many large projects with successful outcomes in terms of commercialisation and translation to patients.
Gyan S. Shekhawat Department of Botany Jai Narain Vyas University Jodhpur India
C. Soccol Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology Division Technology Sector Universidade Federal do Parana Curitiba Brazil Biography
Biography of C. Soccol
Professor Carlos Ricardo Soccol is the research group leader of Department of Bioprocesses Engineering and Biotechnology (DEBB) at UFPR. Professor Soccol has experience in food bioprocessing, especially in the area of, enzymes, industrial bioprocesses, nutraceuticals & functional foods, applied microbiology and fermentation technology. The research carried out till-date has credited him with 1117 publications, including patents (70), books (23), book chapters (125), original papers (327) and research communications in conferences/symposia (572). His research articles have so far been cited 9800 times (ResearchGate database) with Index h=46 ). It has also led the successful supervision of 57 PhD students, 108 Master’s students and 16 post doctorate students. In 2001, He did Professor HDR in Agri-Foods Biotechnology at Aix Marseille University, Marseille-France. He was visitor professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2009), University Lille 1-France (2014) and University Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand-France (2015). He received several national and international awards, including the Science and Technology award of the Government of Paraná (1996), Best Scientific Achievement of the Year 2001 by Ministry of Sugar of Cuba (MINAZ), The Scopus/Elsevier Award (2009), Dr. Honoris Causa, University Blaise Pascal-France (2010), Outstanding Scientist at 5th International Conference on Industrial Bioprocesses, Taipei, Taiwan, Henri Nestlé Award - Nestlé, Brazil (2014). Since 2014, Prof. Soccol is member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He is occupying the position of the Editor of the Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology since 1997-2015. He also holds the position of scientist IA of CNPq, Brazil. He is a technical and scientific consultant of several companies, agencies and Editorial member of Scientifics journals.
Iskender Tiryaki Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology Kahramanmaraş Sütçü Imam University Kahramanmaraş Turkey Biography
Biography of Iskender Tiryaki
Dr. Iskender Tiryaki is affiliated with Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Canakkale
Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Agronomy (Plant Breeding and
Genetics) Department of University of Nebraska, Lincoln-NE, USA. His primary research area is Plant Breeding and
Genetics, and Plant Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology. He has more than 80 high research quality papers. He
has authored of two books. Dr. Tiryaki is currently serving as the Member of Editorial Board of peer reviewed
journals. He has served as special technical editor or reviewer of several articles for reputed journals across the
globe. He is currently serving as department head of Agricultural Biotechnology at Faculty of Agriculture,
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey.
Jun-Jie Zhang Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, United States Chinese Academy of Sciences Wuhan China Biography
Biography of Jun-Jie Zhang
J.-J. Zhang received his Ph.D degree in microbiology in Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (2006), and has my postdoc training in Indiana University School of medicine, USA. His primary research area focused on the signaling mechanism as well as the pathogenesis of important bacterial causative agents. Specifically, my current project is studying 1) the regulatory mechanisms of sigma-54 (RpoN)-dependent gene expression in Borrelia and Leptospira, 2) the second messengers, c-di- GMP/AMP, signaling systems in Borrelia, 3) type III gene regulation mechanism in Yersinia. The aim is to explore diverse strategies of how microbes respond to the stress conditions and environmental changes, and elucidate and characterize the mechanisms of the bacterial infections.
Associate Editorial Board Member
Shuang Zhang High Field Magnetic Resonance Brain Imaging Laboratory of Sichuan Neijiang Normal University Neijiang China Biography
Biography of Shuang Zhang
Shuang Zhang received the B.S. degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from the
Neijiang Normal University, Neijiang, China, in 2007, and the M.S. degree in Control
Engineering from the Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Chengdu, in 2011,and the Ph.D degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineers from University of
Macau, Macau, China, in 2019.
He has been an associate Professor in College of Computer Science, Neijiang Normal
University; and a Postdoctor in School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic
Science and Technology of China (UESTC). His current research interests include human body
communication, Digital signal processing, and body sensor network. He is a senior member of
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a senior member of the Chinese
Society of Biomedical Engineering (CSBME) and a senior member of the Chinese Society for
Electrical Engineering (CSEE).
Executive Guest Editor(s)
Vinay K. Singh School of Agricultural Biotechnology Banaras Hindu University Varanasi India