Dr. Xu is a Full Professor in Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist
University United International College (UIC, a full English teaching college in
China), Zhuhai Scholar Distinguished Professor, Program Director of Food Science
and Technology Program, Associate Director of UIC Key Lab -Laboratory for Health
Promotion Mechanism of Medicinal Food and Folk Remedy, author of over 190 peer-
reviewed papers. Dr. Xu received Ph.D in Food Science from Chungnam National
University, South Korea. He conducted postdoctoral research work in North Dakota
State University (NDSU), Purdue University, and Gerald P. Murphy Cancer
Foundation in USA during 2005-2009. He did short-term (two months) visiting
research in NDSU in 2012, and University Georgia in 2014, and followed by visiting
research during his sabbatical leave (7 months) in Pennsylvania State University in
USA in 2016. Dr. Xu is serving as Associate Editor of Food Research International,
Associate Editor-in-Chief of Food Science and Human Wellness, Associate Editor of
Food Frontiers, Co-Editor of The Open Bioactive Compounds Journal, and Guest
Editor for special issues of Antioxidants and International Journal of Molecular
Sciences, the Editorial Board member of around 20 international journals. He received
inaugural President’s Award for Research of UIC in 2016.
) Department of Food Science and Technology Beijing Normal University Beijing China
Alessandro Laviano, MD, is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He works at the Clinical Nutrition Unit of the Sapienza University Hospital in Rome, Italy. Dr. Laviano also holds a position at the Visiting Research Assistant Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA. Dr. Laviano's main research interests are: regulation of food intake, physiological and pathological conditions, disease-associated anorexia and cachexia, hyperphagia and obesity, impact and treatment of hospital malnutrition. Dr. Laviano is member of the Editorial Board of several international peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Laviano has a total of more than 150 publications across international peer reviewed journals.
) Department of Clinical Medicine University La Sapienza Rome Italy
Dr. Carlos Kusano Bucalen Ferrari did bachelors in Biomedical Sciences from São Paulo State University, Brazil (1993). His Masters was in Public Health by the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil (1998) and Ph.D. in Public Health Nutrition from University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil (2002). Dr. Ferrari has around 22 years of experience in research and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in universities (such as Federal University of Mato Grosso, Federal University of Latin American Integration, Sao Paulo City University etc.).
) Institute of Biological Sciences and Health Federal University of Mato Grosso Barra do Garças Brazil
Zhiyong Han is Associate Professor of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington DC. He earned his degree of doctorate in Biochemistry from Brown University, Providence, RI. For the last 30 years, he has been conducting research mainly in two areas: first, the mechanisms by which various anti-cancer agents induce apoptosis, differentiation, and premature senescence in cancer cells; second, natural products and their synthetic analogues as potential anti-cancer agents. Currently, his interest is to researching and developing pedagogical strategies for effective teaching and studying the effects of dietary nutrients on the development, health and aging of the human body.
) Department of Medical Sciences Seton Hall University Nutley, NJ USA
A senior researcher in the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Published over 60 primary refereed publications, four of which have been cited over a hundred times (two over two hundred times). Published several book chapters as well as numerous abstracts and review articles. Previous member of the council member of the Nutrition Society. Past chair of ACERO (Aberdeen Centre for Energy regulation and Obesity). Obtained over £2 million in competitively funded external income research and which has in some cases been translated into commercially viable patents.
) Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health University of Aberdeen Aberdeen UK
Dr. Chiara Milanese is currently a Research Assistant Professor of School of Exercise and Sport Sciences of the Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Italy. She is an author of more than 35 papers published in high-ranking peer reviewed journals in the field of kinanthropometry and body composition correlated to general physical activity, sport performance and chronic diseases (e.g. obesity, anorexia nervosa, osteoporosis, spinal cord injury).
) Department of Neurosciences Biomedicine and Movement Sciences University of Verona Verona Italy
Dr Niba is currently the Global Director at Ingredion Incorporated. She has completed his PhD in Food Science from the University of Maryland and MBA in Marketing and Finance from the LaSalle University, Philadelphia. She has lead the development and establishment of the new Food Systems Pilot program and operationalized and executed strategy of new Food Systems Platform. She has also managed Specialty Sales Development team within the commercial organization. She has more than 30 publications and supervised 10 student research projects in food analysis and product development. She has also chaired 3 graduate student committees. Dr. Niba has received IFT Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2014 and ASPIRE Innovation Award in 2012.
) Food Systems Platform Business Development Ingredion Incorporated Bridgewater, NJ United States
Dr. Paras Sharma is working as a Senior Scientist at ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
(India). He is an expert in the area of food chemistry and nutrient analysis. Presently he is working
on food analysis, in-vivo and in-vitro protein and starch digestibility, trans fatty acids analysis,
bioactive compounds, fatty acid profile and their effects on human health. He is a potential
reviewer of various journals published by Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor and Francis, etc.
) Food Chemistry Division ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition Hyderabad India
Dr Tavnam is currently a professor at Food Engineering Department, Ege Univeristy. She completed her PhD. in Drying characteristics of some fruits in the greenhouse from Ege University in 1989 She has published more than 50 articles and has a patent too. She has received many scholarships and funding. Her fielld of Expertise includes the food Engineering, Food Technology, Cereal Technology, Fruit, Vegetable, Nuts Technology, Food Processing (Pasteurization, Sterilization, Cooling, Drying), Food Packaging, Engineering and Technology. Her scientific technology activity fields inlcude Chemical Engineering and Technology - Basic Operations and Thermodynamics - Heat Transfer. Her R&D competency include Food preservation technologies, Polyolefin Compounds And Materials, Physical Methods In Agriculture. She was also an Erasmus Coordinator.
) Food Engineering Department Ege University Izmir Turkey
DSc. Giovani Leone Zabot holds a position of professor at Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) – Brazil. He has received a bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering (2011) and his DSc. in Food Engineering at University of Campinas – UNICAMP/Brazil (2015). He held a position of postdoctoral researcher at UNICAMP from 2015 to 2016. The main subjects of research comprise Bioprocesses Applied in Agriculture, Biotechnology, Food and Engineering Processes, Biological and Nutrition Research, and Microorganisms Applied to Food Waste Treatment.
) Laboratory of Agroindustrial Processes Engineering (LAPE) Federal University of Santa Maria Santa Maria Brazil
H. Lagström Department of Clinical Medicine University of Turku Turku Finland
Research Assistant in Agro-food economics at the University of Catania. He awarded the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and he is actually involved in several research projects with other Universities: Newcastle University, University of Naples Federico II, Bucharest University, Winchester Business School. His current research interests focus on agricultural and food economics, farm business and rural development. Member of the Italian Society of Agricultural Economics and referee for many referred journal such as: Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Food Products Marketing, Sustainability, British Food Journal, LWT-Food Science and Technology, Journal of Wine Research, Beverages, etc.
) Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A) University of Catania Catania Italy
Harri Hemilä, MD, is Associate Professor of Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki,
Helsinki, Finland. . He earned his degree of doctorate in epidemiology (2006) and in biochemistry (1993) from University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. Author of more than 200 papers published in high-ranking peer-review journals in the field of Nutrition. Moreover he has also reviewed a number of articles.
) Department of Public Health University of Helsinki Helsinki Finland
Dr. Robin Joshi obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2015) in Chemical Sciences (Natural, Analytical and Food Chemistry) from AcSIR, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Hill Area Tea Sciences Division, Palampur, India. Dr. Joshi is currently affiliated with the Biotechnology Division of CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology. His skills and expertise include Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography, Sample Preparation, Plant Biology, Liquid Chromatography, Plant Biotechnology, Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation, Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, etc. Dr. Joshi has more than 45 publications as an author/co-author, has attended various conferences, and has delivered numerous poster presentations.
) Biotechnology Division CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology Himachal Pradesh India
Dr. Abdel Tawab Halim Mossa obtained PhD in Pesticide Chemistry and Toxicology at the Department, Faculty of Agriculture (Damanhour), Alexandria University, Egypt. He is presently serving as a Professor at Pesticide Chemistry Department in National research center. He is also a member of Egyptian Society of Toxicology, Egyptian Society of Chemistry and Arabic Society of Medicine Research. His Research focuses on Green pesticides and Nano formulations, Mammalian biochemical toxicology investigations on pesticides and heavy metals, Genotoxicity and endocrine disrupter of pesticides and heavy metals on mammals and etc. He has contributed more than 35 publications, having citations around 613.
) Pesticide Chemistry Department National Research Centre Cairo Egypt
Dr. Pellegrini is interested in the study of nutrition and physical activity in relation to health and disease. His research is focused on investigating the relationship between body composition and energy balance with health outcome in different group of patients or with sport performance in athletes from different sport disciplines. His research has shown for the first time that a low protein diet can stimulate autophagy in skeletal muscle of a group of patient with a collagen VI congenital myopathy. Dr. Pellegrini is particularly interested in muscle dynamics and sarcopenia in relation to obesity, cancer and metabolic disease.
) Department of Diagnostic University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) Modena Italy
Dr. Carlos A. Aguilar Salinas is recognized for his contributions as a researcher, professor and clinician in the study of dyslipidemias and type 2 diabetes in Mexico. He is the founder of the Lipid Clinic and the current coordinator of the research committee at the the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion (INCMNSZ), Mexico City. His research covers the identification of the main susceptibility genes for type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemias in Mexican mestizos and epidemiological studies . He has published 300 articles in indexed journals. He has played a leading role in design and implementation of interventions against chronic diseases at national level.
) National Institute for Medical Science & Nutrition Mexico city Mexico
Walter Wahli received his PhD from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He became Professor & Director of the Institute of Animal Biology of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and was Vice-rector for Research. Walter Wahli founded the Center for Integrative Genomics at UNIL, which he directed until 2005.
Walter Wahli’s research activities are in the area of energy metabolism and has published more than 300 scientific publications. Currently, Walter Wahli is Professor of Metabolic Disease in Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technology University & Imperial College London, Singapore, and President of the Council of the Nestle Foundation for the Study of Problems of Nutrition in the World.
) Center for Integrative Genomics Université de Lausanne Lausanne Switzerland
A. Vilela School of Life and Environmental Sciences University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro Vila Real Portugal
Ebru Çetin is currently an Associate Professor in Physiology Department at Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine, Erciyes University. From 2000 to 2005, She worked as Research Assistant of Physiology at
the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ankara University. She received her Ph.D at the University of
Ankara in 2005. She is Member of The Turkish Society of Physiological Science. From 2006 to 2013,
She worked an Assistant Professor of Physiology Deprtment at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Erciyes University. Her research interest includes oxidative stress, antioxidant, ghrelin, cardiovascular
dysfunction, hepatic dysfunction, hematology, immunity, nutritional physiology and food additives.
) Physiology Department Erciyes Universty Kayseri Turkey
Dr. Kanti Bhooshan Pandey, PhD, is Scientist at CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Gujarat. His research expertise includes clinical biochemistry, natural products, and nutritional approach to intervene human Aging. He has done significant work on investigation of molecular mechanism of action of plant-derived polyphenols, a major constituent in food and vital in nutrition point of view. He is working to investigate cellular redox biology and its impact on physiology. Dr. Pandey is recipient of many national and international fellowships and has been authored more than 40 research papers and several book chapters. He is in Editorial/Advisory Board of many international journals.
) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute Bhavnagar India
A. Barrero M2S laboratory - Research in Movement, Sport and Health University of Rennes 2 Rennes France
S. Jafarnejad Yas scientific Institute Isfahan Iran
Dr. Giorgia Liguori is Researcher at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy, where she holds the Ph.D. Her research interest include plant and fruit physiology, fruit postharvest quality, technology and management, minimal processing fruits and functional foods. She is Agronomic Practices Coordinator of the Cactusnet FAOICARDA. Dr. Liguori teaches “Fruits Quality and Post-harvest technology” at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy and is Editorial Board Member of eJHS - European Journal of Horticultural Science. He has published more than 70 research papers on plant physiology, fruit quality and postharvest management, including book chapters and invited reviews.
) Department Of Agricultural, Food And Forestry Sciences University of Palermo Palermo Italy
Professor Khaled Saad graduated from Assiut University’s programs in Medicine and Surgery in 1997 and he obtained MD degree in clinical pediatrics. He is an associate professor in the Pediatric Department at the Assiut University Children's Hospital, which is the largest pediatric medical center in Upper Egypt. He has a considerable number of international publications (50 publications) plus one book. Prof. Khaled is an editorial board member of 42 international medical journals in the fields of pediatrics and general medicine. He is a referee in 61 international medical journals.
) Department of Pediatrics Assiut University Assiut Egypt
A. Iqbal Department of Agriculture Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Pakistan
B. Ramesh Department of Food Technology Vikrama Simhapuri University Nellore India