Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Pau-Loke SHOW is the director of sustainable food processing research centre and co-director of Future Food Malaysia Beacon of Excellent in University of Nottingham Malaysia. He is also a Full Professor at Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia. He completed his PhD in 2012. He received numerous prestigious domestic and international academic awards, including ASPIRE Malaysia Award 2020, Nation Young Scientist 2019 Award, ASEAN-India Research and Training Fellowship 2019, Top 100 Asian Scientists 2017,. He has supervised more than 10 PhD students & 3 MSc students and currently supervising 9 PhD students. He has published more than 300 journal papers in less than 8 years of his career. His publications have been cited over 5000 times over the past 5 years. His current h-index is 32, placing him among the leaders of his chosen field (Bioprocss Engineering). He is also the Primary Project leader for more than 25 projects from International, National, and Industry Projects, with total amount more than MYR5.0 million.
Francesco Puoci is an Associate Professor of Polymers and Biomaterials of pharmaceutical interest in the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Calabria, Italy. He has professional expertise in the area of functional food and nutraceuticals. His research activities include the development and characterization of bioactive food ingredients and novel approaches for their stabilization and preservation. Prof. Puoci participated to a relevant research activity in the functional materials field in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and research center, he was the Principal investigator and co-investigator from the University of Calabria for different research project.
Rajeev Bhat, PhD, is presently working as Professor and ERA Chair holder in VALORTECH at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, EU. He holds an extensive experience of more than 20 years in the field of agri-food technology, and his research expertise focuses mainly on various issues pertaining to ‘Sustainable Food Production’ and ‘Food Security.’ Till date, he has nearly 200 research articles published (as journal articles and book chapters) and has several edited books to his credit. He is in the editorial board of leading international journals, and has been the scientific committee member and invited speaker in various international conferences. He is also a recipient of several prestigious international awards and recognitions conferred by various institutions of higher learning and research establishments.
Dr. Kit Wayne Chew is a Lecturer at the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia. He is also the Research Leader for the Algal Technology Research Group at XMUM. His research interests include sustainable processes, renewable energy, algae technology, bioprocess design, and waste management. He was awarded the Global Young Researcher award for IChemE in 2020 and the Rising Star Award for the Young Scientist Network. He has published more than 120 research papers in top tier journals and edited three books. He is also serving as an editorial board member in several esteemed journals.
Dr. Letizia Giampietro completed his Degree in Pharmacy in 2000 and received her Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry in 2003 from “Università G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti, Italy. As of 2006, she is an Assistant Professor and teacher in Pharmaceutical Analysis. She obtained the "National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor". She is responsible for a medicinal chemistry synthesis laboratory, and she is the supervisor of undergraduates and Ph.D. students. She has been invited as a Speaker and an Organizing and Scientific Committee Member at Medicinal Chemistry conferences. She has experience in medicinal chemistry, and her research above all focuses on the design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of small molecules active on PPARs and as inhibitors of NOS and aromatase. Lately, her research has been directed towards the synthesis of neuroprotective, antioxidant, and anticancer compounds.
Dr. Lin Lin is working as full professor in school of food & biological engineering of Jiangsu University, China. He underwent his doctoral training in Food Science major at Jiangsu University, China. His interests focus on Food Packaging, Food Safety, and Food Microbiology. So far, he has completed many projects funded by China government and has numerous academic publications and honors to his credit.
Sai Leung Ng is a Professor at the Graduate Institute of Earth Science, Chinese Culture University. His teaching and research interests include urban sustainability, resource management, environmental management, sustainable tourism, and environmental studies.
Dr. Devendra Kumar Bhatt is working as Associate Professor in the Inst of Food Technology (A Center of Excellence) of Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, a premier University of State of Uttar Pradesh (India). He did his PhD from the International Rice Research Institute Manila, Philippines with a project on Scented rice, from G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, a well-known University in the world for its work in the field of agriculture. His areas of Interest are Product development, Nutraceutical foods, Food Safety, Quality management Systems, extrusion etc. He has completed many projects funded by state and Central government. He is a consultant / advisor of many food Industries and Institutes.
Dr Camiña is Professor of Chemometrics and Adjunct Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Researches in Argentina. He completed his PhD in Chemistry and Master in Analytical Chemistry at the National University of San Luis, Argentina. He has published 36 scientific works and two chapters of books. He is director of four research programs in chemometrics and food analysis in Argentina, as well as director of doctoral theses and fellows. In 2013 he has been awarded in 2013 with the XIII Edition of Agricultural Excellence Prize (Argentina).
Dr. Giuseppe Maurizio Campo followed doctoral Degree Courses in Biological Sciences from the University' of Messina during 1987 to 1998, and he attended the Institute of Pharmacology, School of Medicine at the University' of Messina. In the years 1990-1992, he worked as scientific adviser of the FIDIA Research Laboratories of Abano Terme and the Cifa-gesco Consortium of Rome for the study and development of new drugs. In 1992, he obtained the Specialization Degree in "Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry" from the University' of. Messina. In 1994, he got the PhD in "Experimental Medicine", from the University' of Messina. Since December 1998, Dr. Campo is an Aggregate Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Messina. In June 2014, he became the full Professor of General Biochemistry.
Francesco Caridi did his M.Sc. in Physics from the Messina University, Italy. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the Messina University, with an excellent final assessment in 2007. He was a research assistant in the Department of Physics at Messina University from 2007 to 2008. Then, he served as an Expert Physicist at the Science Faculty and at the Department of Physics of the Messina University from 2008 to 2014. Since 2014, he is a Ph.D. researcher at the Agency for Environmental Protection of Calabria, Italy. From the Academic Year 2018-2019, he is an Adjunct Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Messina. His research interests include lasers; laser-matter interaction; plasma production, diagnostics, and applications; environmental radioactivity; gamma-spectrometry; liquid scintillation; emanometry; applied physics to cultural heritage, environment, biology, and medicine.
Dr. Nizami Duran, Ph.D., underwent his doctoral training in the Department of Microbiology & Clinical Microbiology at Çukurova University Medical School, Adana, Turkey. Dr. Duran is currently working as the Chief of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology Department at Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Turkey. His department pursues research mainly in the following areas/fields: bacteriology, immunology, virology, serology and microbial genetics. Dr. Duran has lectured extensively, and has published more than 100 scientific articles as an author/co-author in international journals as well as 60 articles in the Turkish literature. His aforementioned publications have received over 1700 citations.
Prof. Dr. Nurinisa Esenbuga is a Professor in the Department of Animal Science of Ataturk University in Turkey. She did M.Sc. (1995) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees from the Department of Animal Science. Since 1992, she has continued her research and teaching activities. She is the author of more than 106 scientific papers and the editorial board member of the International Journal of Biotechnology and Recent Advances and Journal of Animal Research for 3 years. She studied in the Department of Animal Science of Ohio State University as a post-doctorate.
Dr. Vinod Kumar is doctorate from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. He is a biochemist with expertise and research interests in the area of microbial and food enzymes. With 8 years of experience working on phytases, he is currently working on phytase based micronutrient availability from cereals. He has published more than 25 research and 09 review articles in addition to 12 book chapters and 01 laboratory manual. He is life member of six scientific societies. After working for 5 years at Department of Biotechnology, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, H.P., Dr. Kumar has joined the faculty of Plant Biochemistry at Agriculture University, Jodhpur, India.
Dr. Bishwambhar Mishra is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Centurion University of Technology and Management(CUTM), Bhubaneswar, India. He completed his B.Tech (Biotechnology) in 2010 and M.Tech-Integrated Ph.D. (Biotechnology) in 2015 from VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. He has authored total 32 papers (10 National; 22 International) in peer-reviewed journals, 2 books, 4 book chapters and 14 conference proceedings. He published 7- Microbial DNA Sequences in the NCBI/GenBank Database. He is a reviewer, editorial board member and guest editor of various peer-reviewed journals. His research focuses on Industrial Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Food microbiology, Fermentation Technology and Bioprocess Technology.
Dr. Mehraj Fatema Zafar Mulla is working as Assistant Research Specialist in Food & Nutrition Program, Environmental & life Science Research Center, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait. She has completed her B. Tech (Food Sciences) in 2002 and M. Tech (Food Sciences) in 2004 from MAU, Maharashtra, India and Ph.D. (Food Engineering and Technology) in 2012 from ICT, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She has authored total 50 papers (1 National; 48 International) in peer-reviewed journals, 1 book, 3 book chapters and 6 conference proceedings. She is a reviewer and guest editor of various peer-reviewed journals. Her research focuses on food chemistry, food packaging, food protein, biodegradable packaging, essential oils, minor seeds, and seed oil.
Dr. Ashok Patel is associate professor at Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology. His past and current research is focused on using food-grade ingredients to create novel structured systems including oleogels, foams, colloidal particles and complex emulsions to solve formulation issues in food product development. He has published more than 80 publications (of which >50 are ‘first-authored’) in area of applied colloid science. For his research, he has received prestigious and highly competitive individual funding from European Commission (Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship, Marie Curie Career Integration Grant and Marie Curie Cofund Fellowship) and other Young Scientist Awards and nominations.
Harry Preuss, M.D., MACN, CNS is a Professor of Biochemistry, Physiology, Medicine and Pathology, Georgetown University, Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. He has been the past president of the American College of Nutrition (ACN) (three times), past president of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (1998-2005), Ninth Master (MACN). He did a 7 years post graduate training from the Vanderbilt, Cornell and Georgetown Medical in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Research from the Cornell University Medical School. He further did research training from the NIH in molecular biology. He received a number of awards such as James Lind Award for excellence in nutrition research on dietary supplements, William B. Peck Award for excellence in research, Charles E. Ragus Award of ACN for best published research of the year, 3 times, special awards from ACN and Certification Board for Nutritional Specialists for outstanding service (2009).
Dileep Sachan is a Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism in the college of Health, Education and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee where he spent 27 years in teaching and research. He has been a faculty at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH and at Vanderbilt and Meharry medical colleges in Nashville, TN. He is active in reading and writing including scientific papers and sharing experience with former students and colleagues around the world. His fun projects are academic consulting and real estate investments.
Diego Tresinari dos Santos holds a PhD in Food Science and Technology Field from University of Campinas (Brazil) (2011), Brazil. From 2011-2019 he worked as a scientific researcher in Food Engineering Department at the University of Campinas. Between 05/2013-04/2014 and 01/2016-12/2016 he did postdoctoral internships at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland) and at University of Valladolid (Spain). He has 9 books, 1 Patent, 85 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 41 book chapters and 125 works in scientific conferences. He has supervised 2 PhD theses, 6 MSc dissertations and several other undergraduate research projects.
Fereidoon Shahidi is working as University Research Professor in the Department of Biochemistry Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John's, NL, Canada. In 1977, he did Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Montréal, Canada. From 2014-2016, he has been the Councillor of International Academy of Food Science and Technology, from 2014 onwards he is serving as Visiting Professor, Dalian Technical University, Dalian, China. From 1978-1984, he also served as Research Associate/Lecturer of Chemistry and Food Engineering in the Departments of Chemistry as well as Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. He received a number of awards such as American Oil Chemists' Society, Millipore Sigma/ Nicholas Pelick AOCS Research Award in 2017, International Life Science Institute, North America (ISLI North America) and Institute of Food Technologists; Babcock-Hart Award in 2014 etc. He has been a member of a number of scholarly societies, such as from 2014-2018 he served as a member of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology etc. He is the Editor of the journal Food Chemistry and editorial board member of a number of journals such as Journal of Food Science, International Journal of Food Properties, Nutraceuticals and Food Current Nutrition and Food Science Inform. Dr. Shahidi's work in these and other areas has led to the publication of nearly 800 research articles in the form of peer reviewed journals, book chapters and patents. He is also the editor/author of some 64 books and 9 others in process. He has trained over 50 PhD and MSc students and more than 50 research associates, post-doctoral fellows and assistants as well as visiting professors and scholars and educated the future generation of scientists.
Dr. Tang is a full professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology of South China University of Technology. Dr. Tang obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Food Science from South China University of Technology, China, and a Master in Food Engineering from Wuxi University of Light Industry (Jiangnan University now), China. Dr. Tang has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, and edited two books. Currently he serves as an associate editor of Food Biophysics, and has editorial board memberships of many international journals. His recent research interests include the development of plant proteins as functional ingredients, food colloids, and encapsulation and delivery of bioactives.
Dr. Prasad S. Variyar obtained PhD in chemistry from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He currently holds the position of Scientific Officer (H) and Head, Food Flavor and Aroma Chemistry Section at the Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India and is also an adjunct professor at the Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai. He has authored over 150 publications three patents and has transferred three technologies to industry. He has been a reviewer for several international food science and food chemistry journals. He is an expert member of The Scientific Panel on Oils and Fats of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, is a fellow of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences and an honorary member of the American Chemical Society.
Dr. Tapan Behl obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2017) in Pharmacology from University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. Dr. Behl is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Rajpura, India. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Cell Signaling, Apoptosis, Antioxidant Activity, Reactive Oxygen Species, Oxidative Stress, Pathology, Diabetic Complications, etc. Dr. Behl, as an author/co-author, has published more than 15 articles in various journals of international repute.
A. Doss, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Botany at V. O. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin, India. He has five years of teaching experience and ten years of research experience in the field of ethnopharmacology. He has received his graduation and post-graduation degrees from St. Joseph’s College, Trichy, India, and Doctor of Philosophy from National College, which is affiliated with Bharathidasan University, India. His research areas are Ethnopharmacology and Microbial Biotechnology. He has published more than 170 research articles related to ethnomedicinal plants in various international and national peer reviewed refereed journals. He is a resource person in this field. His other works include documentation of ethnomedicinal plants that are endemic to Southern Tamil Nadu. He had also surveyed and documented several ethnomedicinal plants (along with their pharmacognostical and pharmacological aspects) in the region of Southern Western Ghats and Tamil Nadu. He also serves as a reviewer for various international journals. His Google Scholar citation is 1137 with an H index of 19 and an I-10 index of 39.
Tahereh Farkhondeh received her PhD in Toxicology from the Tehran University (Tehran, Iran), and is currently serving as a faculty member at the Cardiovascular Diseases Research Center Birjand University of Medical Sciences. She has published several articles in ISI Web of Science Database that are mainly in the field of natural antioxidants and their effects on health and disease and their molecular actions, especially on the underlying mechanism pathways in cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Prasant Kumar Jena received his BSc in Biological Sciences and MSc in Biotechnology from Berhampur University. Later, he obtained a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Nirma University (India). He has more than 9 years of research experience in studying the impact of diet and gut microbiota on the development of metabolic diseases including obesity, diabetes, and carcinogenesis. In his graduate studies, he developed a sugar diet-induced diabetes rat model to study the effect of microbiota and probiotic intervention in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. Currently, Dr. Jena is working at University of California Davis as a researcher.
Dr Bosnea Loulouda obtained a PhD in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, University of Patras. Currently, she is a Researcher in Hellenic Agricultural Organization-Demeter, Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products, Dairy Department. She has published 30 articles, 6 eBook chapters, 3 patents and 2 books in several well-reputed international journals. Besides, she is a reviewer of International Journal of Food Science and Technology, Nutrients, Cryobiology, European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety, International Journal of Food Science, Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, and many more.
K.K.A Sanjeewa currently works at the Department of Marine life Sciences in Jeju National University, South Korea. His research focuses on isolation and bioactivity evaluation of natural marine products of edible marine resources using cell culture and animal models. He is especially interested in the evaluation and identification of natural anti-inflammatory metabolites against urban particulate matter induced skin damages and lung damages. Besides, he has published several articles in well-reputed journals.
Dr. Saikat Sen is an Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam down town University, Guwahati, India. He has authored/edited three books and contributed different peer-reviewed edited books published by reputed international publishers. More than 60 research and review articles in reputed national/international journals were added to his credit. His bibliography published by MARQUIS Who's Who in The World 2016. Dr. Sen has devoted many years of research into traditional medicine, mainly focusing on herbal medicine, food that beneficial for healthcare. In recognition of his contributions, he received number of awards and recognition. He is involved enthusiastically in scientific research on traditional/folk medicinal system and to develop active research culture.
Dr. Wethroe Kapfo, did PhD in Biochemistry in 2012 from the PRIST University, Thanjavur, Mysuru, he did MSc.in Biochemistry in 2008. He has been serving as Assistant Professor and Head from 2017 in the Department of Biochemistry, MMK & SDM Mahila Maha Vidyalya Mysuru, Karnataka. He also worked as Assistant Professor, from 2013-2014, in DOS in Biochemistry Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana Education Centre, Mysuru, Karnataka. He was a Project Fellow (UGC Major Research Project), from 2010- 2013 in the Department of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana Education Centre Mysuru, Karnataka. He was the Coordinator for NAAC, Criterion III, SDM MMK MMV, from 2019-2021. He has supervised a number of projects, and has been the coordinator of a number of conferences and seminars. He has published a number of scientific papers.
Dr. Gulzar Ahmad Nayik is currently serving as Assistant Professor (Cont.) at the Department of Food Science and Technology, Govt. Degree College, Shopian, J&K, India. He received his Ph.D in Food Technology from SLIET, Longowal, Sangrur, Punjab, India (2016). Highly motivated with research experience of over 4 years in characterizing different high altitude Indian honeys, he analyzes their sugar profile, volatile components, flavonoid profile, enzymatic activity, minerals, antioxidant properties etc., using latest statistical tools (PCA, LDA, HCA) to classify them according to botanical origin. He has been elected as the member of several international scientific societies and is serving as Editor and Associate Editor for various well reputed journals. He received “BEST PAPER AWARD “in 2nd International conference on Food Properties (ICFP-2016), held at Bangkok, Thailand in 2016. He is also the recipient of Top Peer Reviewer Award 2019 from Web of Sciences Group powered by Publons for placing in the top 1% of reviewers in Agricultural Sciences. He has published about 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 3 books and 29 chapters.
Dr. Arunaksharan Narayanankutty is an Assistant Professor in the PG and Research Department of Zoology at St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Devagiri, Kerala, India. Dr. Narayanankutty obtained his PhD in Biochemistry (Cancer Biology) from the University of Calicut in 2019. The primary areas of research include the pharmacology and toxicology of natural products and functional foods. The phytochemistry of plant extracts, isolation and purification of bioactive components, and their pharmacological activities include anticancer, cytoprotective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and hypolipidemic activities. He has published over 50 international publications in SCI indexed journals and serves as a reviewer for many reputed journals. He has been listed in the Elsevier-Stanford University researchers ranking for the single year publications in 2020. Besides, he is serving as the guest editor of special issues in journals including Molecules, Horticulture, and Current Nutrition and Food Science.