Dr. Guoxun Chen obtained his BS and MS degrees in the Department of Virology and Molecular
Biology at Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. He completed his Ph.D degree in the Department
of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2001 and his postdoctoral training in the Department
of Molecular Genetics in 2006 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at
Dallas. In 2006, he became a faculty member in the Department of Nutrition at the University of
Tennessee at Knoxville. Now, he is a tenured associated professor at the University of Tennessee
and has published more than 70 papers.
) Department of Nutrition The University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN USA
Dr. Rathindra Mohan Banik is a Professor at the School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India since 2006. He did his B.Tech (Honors) and M.Tech in Food Tech & Biochemistry Engineering in 1981 and 1983, respectively. Later, he did his PhD (Engineering) from Jadavpur University in 1991. His research interests are Fermentation Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Enzyme Engineering, Food Biotechnology, Biosensor, Plant-Microbes Interaction and Extractive Fermentation.
) School of Biochemical Engineering Banaras Hindu University Varanasi India
Prof. Emanuele Calabrò studied physics at the University of Messina where he obtained a Bachelor degree in Physics in 1990. Afterwards he obtained a Bachelor degree in Engineering , several post-graduate masters and a PhD in the field of applied physics. Now he is Full Professor of Physics at the Institute of Industrial Technology of Messina, Italy, and he is PhD-researcher at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics Sciences, Physics Sciences and Earth Sciences of the University of Messina, Italy. He have published more than 70 refereed papers and is author of several monographs and book chapters. Also, he is reviewer of several ISI journals and editor of prestigious special issues.
) Department of Physics Sciences and Earth Sciences University of Messina Messina Italy
Dr. Jyh-Ping Chen has been a professor in Chemical and Materials Engineering at Chang Gung University since 1997. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1981 and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1988. He joined Chang Gung University in 1994 and established the Graduate Institute of Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering in 2002. He and served as the first director of this institute until 2006. He was the head of the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department from 2006 to 2014. Professor Chen has published 132 papers in SCI journals with more than 2900 citations. His current research interests include biomaterial, tissue engineering and drug delivery.
) Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Chang Gung University Taoyuan Taiwan
Garlapati has received his PhD in Bioprocess Engineering / Industrial Biotechnology & Biofuels from IIT Kharagpur, India. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) in Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, HP,India. His research attributes has included for filing of 4 patents, in 32 International Journals, as seven book chapters and in eight confererence pesentations. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors, such as A4U Postdoctoral Fellowship (Spain), MHRD, UGC fellowships and SERB-ITS Travel Grant from Indian Government.
) Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Jaypee University of Information Technology Waknaghat India
Dr. Gomez-Casati (Ph.D) Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He carried out postdoctoral research at the Chascomus Institute of Technology, Argentine and was visiting Scientist at California State University Since 2002, he is a researcher from the National Research Council, Argentine (CONICET) and Director of the Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory at Center for Photosynthetic and Biochemical Studies (CEFOBI-CONICET), Professor at the National University of Rosario (since 2012) and the University of San Martin (since 2000). He is currently Chair of the Postgraduate Program at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Pharmacy, National University of Rosario.
) Institute for Photosynthetic and Biochemical Studies (CEFOBI-CONICET) National University of Rosario Rosario Argentina
Mohd Sajid Khan received his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from National Chemical Laboratory (NCL-CSIR), India. He is Associate Professor in the department of Biosciences. He is the life member of Society of Biological Chemists, IISc Bangalore, India and Society of Free Radical Research, India. He is having three Indian patents and more than 50 international peer reviewed publications. His current and past research is focused on inorganic nanoparticles and gold nanorods mediated drug delivery system against cancers.
) Department of Biotechnology Integral University Lucknow India
Born June 30, 1960 in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. In 2007 he was awarded the scientific degree "Doctor of Technical Sciences". Since the following year he has been a full professor at the Department of Biotechnology, and since 2012 he has been his head. Specialized in Italy, Japan, USA, and France. In 2001 he was a visiting professor at the University of Osaka, Japan. Invited lectures in Italy, USA, India and Japan. Prof. Krastanov is the author of over 185 scientific publications and 8 textbooks on biochemistry, biotechnology and enzymology. His scientific achievements are cited 2500 times by the international scientific community. He leads and participates in a number of scientific and international projects of the EU's Seventh Framework Program, in the US, Japan, Italy and Germany. Member of the Editorial Board of 8 international journals.
) Department of Biotechnology University of Food Technologies Plovdiv Bulgaria
Dr. Mihaylova has received her PhD in Biotechnology at the University of Food Technologies (Bulgaria) in 2011. Since 2015, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology at the same University. She has published more than 50 research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is an editor in Food Science and Applied Biotechnology Journal. Dr. Mihaylova current research is focused on food science, metabolites analyses, biologically active substances, agricultural plant science, and waste management.
) Department of Biotechnology University of Food Technologies Plovdiv Bulgaria
Dr. AK Mukherjee has worked on (i) Components of Slow Blasting Resistance in Rice for his PhD thesis, (ii) DNA Fingerprinting, Gene Tagging and Mapping of Economically Important Traits of Indian Mustard by Using Molecular Markers as DBT Post Doctoral Fellow, (iii) Molecular characterization of forestry and horticultural crops of Odisha as Scientist in Biotechnology at Regional Plant Resource Centre and (iv) “Common pathways to leaf senescence and defence response: proteomic approach” as a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Biology, Israel Institute of Technology. He has published 73 research papers, 7 book chapters, two books and numbers of popular articles. He has guided 7 Ph.D. students and 12 M.Sc. students and been awarded with numbers of awards and fellowships.
) Division of Crop Protection ICAR-National Rice Research Institute Cuttack India
Dr.S.Ravichandran is currently working as an Associate Professor in Department of
Chemistry at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Phagwara, Punjab. He completed his
Ph.D. in 2006 from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (Tamilnadu) and M.Sc. from
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He has qualified in GATE with a score of 95 percentile
conducted by Ministry of Human Research and Development in the year 1998. He has 17
years of Research experience and published 60 International papers. He has published
3 patents and 5 Textbooks. He has received Bharat Shiksha and Life Time Education
Excellence National awards from Global society in New Delhi. His area of research work
are: Synthesis of Mannich and Schiff bases with metal ions like Cu(II), Co(II), Ni(II) and
Zn (II). Structural characterization using spectroscopic techniques like UV-Vis., IR, 1 H NMR,
CV, Chromatography and EPR. His current interest is to focus on the development of novel
greener methodology for a Sustainable Development.
) School of Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences Lovely Professional University Phagwara India
Hojae SHIM is currently as an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macau. He received his Ph.D. degree in the field of Environmental Science Engineering from Ohio State University, USA. His main research interests are Environmental Biotechnology, Biological Wastewater Treatment and Effluent Reuse, Generation of Renewable Energy (Biogas/Biodiesel) from Waste/Wastewater, Bioremediation of Contaminated Environments, Bioremoval of New Emerging Micropollutants from Environment, iodegradation/Biotransformation. He has published his work in both International and National journals.
) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Macau (UM) Taipa Macau
Graduated in Chemistry, Since 2014, is Full Professor at the Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timisoara. The habilitation diploma was obtained at the University in Cluj Napoca, in 2013. She published 57 papers ranked in ISI journals, The Hirsch index Web of Science Core Collection (Clarivate Analytics) is 18. A number of 4 books and 4 chapters in books were also published (Springer). Has 5 patents, from Derwent Innovations Index (Clarivate Analytics). She was the director, partner team leader and Co-Principal Investigators project of more than 12 national and international research contracts.
) Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Timisoara Romania
Dr. Ceasar received his Ph.D from University of Madras in 2011. He won the prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from European Union and undertook Postdoc research at University of Leeds, UK. He was also awarded BELSPO Non-European Postdoc Fellowship by Belgian Government to study the structure-function relationship of nutrient transporters at University of Liege, Belgium. Dr. Ceasar’s specialization include Plant Transformation, Genome Engineering, Functional Genomics and Plant Nutrient Transport Mechanism. so far he has published more than 35 research articles in high impact factor journals. Dr. Ceasar is currently holding a Scientist position at Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, India.
) Division of Plant Biotechnology Entomology Research Institute Loyola College Chennai India
Ines Delfino is an associate professor of Applied Physics at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.
She obtained her MS degree in Physics in 1996 from the University of Napoli “Federico II” and her
PhD in Materials Engineering in 2001 from the same university. She has coauthored more than 60
journal papers and international volumes. Her current research interests include the study of systems
of interest in the field of biomedicine and biotechnology by optical steady-state and time resolved
spectroscopies and microscopies (with the aid of multivariate analysis methods), also with the aim
at realizing optical biosensing approaches.
) Department of Ecological and Biological Sciences University of Tuscia Viterbo Italy
Dr. Vasil Georgiev obtained his PhD at The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2009 and performed postdoctoral specialization at Florida A&M University, USA (2012-2016). He is an expert on bioprocess engineering and secondary metabolites production by plant cells, tissue and organ cultures, functional genomics, metabolite profiling, development and improvement of plant in vitro production platforms. Currently Dr. Georgiev is Associate Professor at The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology – BAS and is also joined the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Food Technologies, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Hi has published over 70 original research papers.
) Laboratory of Applied Biotechnology The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology Plovdiv Bulgaria
Currently, Dr. Khalid Rehman Hakeem is working as an Associate Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has worked at Universiti Putra Malaysia from (2012-2016) as Post-Doc fellow and Fellow Researcher (Ass. Prof. ) subsequently. he has more than nine (09) years of teaching/research experience in Biological sciences.
Presently, Dr. Hakeem is engaged in studying the plant processes at Eco-physiological, as well as Proteomic levels.
) Department of Biological Sciences King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Beom Soo Kim is a professor of chemical engineering at Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea. He studied chemical engineering at Seoul National University (1988), obtained a PhD in biochemical engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (1993), completed postdoctoral work at MIT Prof. Robert Langer's lab (1998). Beom Soo Kim has published over 120 papers. He served as Editor-in-Chief, Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering Journal and also is an Editorial Board member of several journals such as Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, and Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology.
) Department of Chemical Engineering Chungbuk National University Chungbuk Republic of Korea
Dr. Anna Lante has a Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences and a Ph.D. in Applied Biocatalysis and Industrial Fermentations from the University of Bologna (Italy). Since 2002, she is an Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology at Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animal and Environment of the University of Padova (Italy). Her research activity is mainly focused on food enzymology, food quality, extraction and characterization of antioxidants from agroindustrial waste and design of functional foods with antioxidant activity. Since 1988 she has participated, either as coordinator or partner, in numerous research projects financed with institutional, local, national, European and private funds.
) Department DAFNAE University of Padova Padova Italy
Dr. Amit K. Mittal obtained PhD degree from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar Mohali India. He has also received postdoctoral training for over one year from Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, UCF, Orlando, FL, USA. He has published in more than 15 peer reviewed journals and current research involves the development of theranostics for cancer drug delivery, nanobiotechnology, pharmacology, metabolism of biomolecules and associated disorders etc.
) Amity Institute of Pharmacy Amity University Noida India
Prof. Dr. Wilhelmus Johannes Quax, Ph.D., M.Sc. Biol, B.Sc. Biol, currently holds the following key positions at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands: (1) Full Professor in Pharmaceutical Biology (1998-present); (2) Head of Department of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Biology (2016-present). Furthermore, since 2011, he is Chairman of the UCW (Groningen University Committee for Academic Practice). His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Protein Engineering, Recombination, and Phage Display. Dr. Quax, as an author/co-author, has published more than 175 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 5,255.
) Department of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Biology University of Groningen Groningen Netherlands
Dr. Hartmut Seliger did his doctoral thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen and received his Ph.D. from the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany. After postdoctoral professional activity at Nothwestern University, Evanston, and the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry in Freiburg, he was appointed Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at Ulm University, Germany. He is also Founding Dean of Biotechnology at the German University in Cairo. Dr. Seliger has published more than 170 refereed articles and 280 communications, is the inventor of 38 patents, and is the recipient of 3 research awards. After retirement, he is scientific counselor for R&D projects on bio-based and bio-degradable materials.
) Division of Chemical Functions in Biosystems University of Ulm Elchingen Germany
Roya Dastjerdi, 37, PhD, Associate Professor, winner of national and international awards has
comprehensively worked on medical textiles for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, green,
smart, bioactive and antibacterial polymers, size and geometry controlled synthesizing of nanostructures,
etc. She has successfully worked on the main fundamental challenges on different aspects of nano-bio-
engineered textiles and polymers; her accomplishments offer a pathway for many advances with
remarkable potentiality to scale-up. She has written one book in the field and recorded 20 national
patents. She has been selected as a national elite and received more than 100 international invitations
from high-ranked scientific events, institutes, publications.
) Textile Engineering Department Yazd University Yazd Iran
Dr. Yasir Anwar is currently working as Assistant professor in department of Biological sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah Saudi arabia. He did his MS degree in field of Food Biotechnology from Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea. His current Research interest include, Environmental Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Agricultural Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Plant biotechnology.
) Department of Biological sciences King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Dr. Fatih Deniz obtained his Ph.D. degree in the field of Environmental Biotechnology, Department of Biological Sciences from the University of Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam (Turkey). He is currently an associate professor and department chair at the Department of Environmental Protection Technologies at Harran University in Turkey. His research interest focuses mainly on the bioremediation technologies such as biosorption and bioaccumulation for the purification of water environments especially polluted with organic and inorganic substances like synthetic dyes and heavy metal ions. His publications includes numerous peer-reviewed articles in the international SCI/SCI-E indexed journals and many congress papers in his field of specialization.
) Department of Environmental Protection Technologies Harran University Sanlıurfa Turkey
Currently, Dr. Ashwani Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Department of Botany, School of Biological Sciences at Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University, India. He obtained Ph.D. in Biomass and Bioenergy at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. He has been awarded several National and International Fellowship such as Commonwealth Fellowship at Functional Genomics Laboratory at University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Claude Leon Foundation & National Research Foundation Fellowship-South Africa, Durban University of Technology and Rhodes University Postdoctoral Fellowship. His research interest are Metagenomics, Bioenergy, Biofertilizers and Plant abiotic stress Dr. Kumar has published more than 35 Peer reviewed articles, 14 Book chapters and 40 Conferences.
) Department of Botany Dr. Gour Central University Sagar India
Food Engineer and Master Bioengineering (Federal University of Rio Grande, 2000), and PhD in Chemical Engineering - Biotechnology Processes (School of Chemical
Engineering, State University of Campinas, 2006). I am currently professor of graduate and postgraduate courses of Biotechnology at the Center of Agricultural Sciences of the
Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in Araras, São Paulo, Brazil. I have experience in biotechnological processes, as main research lines the industrial enzymes and fermentation, oxygen transfer in bioreactors, microbial culture in solid supports (solid-state fermentation), heterotrophic cultivation of cyanobacteria and microalgae, biotechnological use of agro industrial by-products and biological wastewater treatment.
) Department of Agroindustrial Technology and Rural Socioeconomics Federal University of São Carlos Sau Paulo Brazil
Dr. Sanket Joshi has received his PhD in 'Biosurfactant production and its Applications in Microbial Enhanced oil Recovery', from M. S. University of Baroda, India. Currently he is working as an Application Specialist, Oil & Gas Sciences, in Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Prior to academic research he also worked in R&D departments of biotechnology industries in India. His research interests are in Energy and environment, Fermentation technology, Bioproducts production and applications, Biofuels, and Petroleum Biotechnology. He guest edited two thematic issues, published over 60 papers in scientific journals and books and serves as a reviewer in several journals.
) College of Science Sultan Qaboos University Muscat Sultanate of Oman