Diaa Abd El Moneim received his Ph.D. in plant molecular genetics from Complutense University of Madrid- Spain, in 2012. Between 2012 and 2014, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the national biotechnology center – in Madrid –Spain. He joined the Deanship of preparatory year –at Jouf University – K.S.A. as an Assistant professor of Biology. Since 2020 he has served as an Associate professor of genetics at Arish University, which is responsible for Lecturing about advanced applications for plant molecular genetics; Organizing meetings and building relationships with national and international institutes; Supervising graduate/undergraduate researchers; and leading research projects in assessing cereals crops under the different abiotic stress. During his Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies, he was skilled with advanced molecular genetics techniques, which helped him study molecular breeding of cereals crops, particularly for abiotic stress tolerance. Generally, his research interests focused on the isolation and characterization of abiotic stress-responsive genes and proteins, physiological and molecular mechanisms of the abiotic stress response, and tolerance. Also, study intracellular signaling pathways required for plants to coordinate stress responses under various abiotic stresses.
Prof. Dr. Yasmina Mohammed Abd-Elhakim is a Professor in the Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Department in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt. Her major area of expertise is the use of eco-friendly mitigation strategies to combat the hazards of environmental pollutants. Additionally, she has a special interest in the therapeutic uses of arthropods venoms, particularly in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. She has 60 papers in prestigious international journals and 2 book chapters, h-index 19, and more than 1000 citations based on the Scopus database. She reviewed about 870 manuscripts for highly impacted journals in the field of toxicology and environmental pollution based on the Publon database. She has been included in the editorial board of several highly impacted international journals. She received various awards including The Egyptian State Encouragement Award in "Agricultural sciences" in 2019, the Publons peer reviewer award as a Top Reviewers for Pharmacology & Toxicology in 2018 and 2019, and the international publication's award from Zagazig University (2015-2019).
Dr. Susana Agusti is Professor of Marine Science at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) at the Red Sea Research Center, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Tromsø (Norway).
She holds Bachelors and Ph.D. degrees from the Autonomous University of Madrid.
Formerly she was Research Professor with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and Professorial Fellow with the UWA Oceans Institute and the School of Plant Biology at the University of Western Australia (Australia).
Dr. Shafique Ahmad is an Associate Professor at the University of Poonch Rawalakot, Pakistan. The focus of his research group is to investigate the complex interactions between plants and their environment.
Dr. Ahmad's group studies plant physiological and biogeochemical responses under abiotic stresses to natural environmental variation and to global and regional environmental changes in natural ecosystems, with research focusing on fundamental aspects of plant growth, structural and physiological responses to environmental stress and climate change, and production of secondary metabolites. In addition to this, their research is also focused on how climate change, environmental pollution and soil properties affect plants and terrestrial ecosystems.
Canada Research Chair in Global Change Ecotoxicology, professor of biological sciences, Université de Montréal. Director of NSERC CREATE network Mine of Knowledge.
Carmen Arena is Associate Professor in Ecology at the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II. She conducts researches in the ecological disciplines, dealing with studies concerning photosynthesis and morpho-functional adaptation strategies of higher plants in response to mono and multiple stresses in natural and controlled environments, with applications in ecological and agronomic field and space-oriented research.
The research activity holds three main issues:
1) Regulation of the photosynthetic process in response to abiotic ecological factors in the context of environmental change.
2) Study of plant growth in an extra-terrestrial environment.
3) Plant-soil interactions in natural and anthropized ecosystems.
These researches include a) the eco-physiological response of crop species to light quality; (b) the morpho-functional strategies of plant in phytoremediation studies (c)) the relationship between soil pollution, edaphic communities and photosynthesis in higher plants used in biomonitoring studies.
C. Arena is author of more than 120 publications, 80 of them peer-reviewed ISI-WoS/Scopus, and participated to more than 150 National and International congresses and workshops, most of them as speaker and invited speaker.
Dr. Mehmet Burak ATEŞ is a researcher supporting the integration of innovative educational technology for clinical teaching and learning in veterinary health sciences.
His special interests are veterinary pathology, experimental pathology, toxicopathology, molecular pathology, molecular oncology, liver and brain pathology.
Dr. Ateş's portfolio includes a wide range of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings published.
Prof. Annemariè Avenant-Oldewage is Professor of Zoology at the University of Johannesburg. Her research group use fish parasites as sentinels for environmental degradation and describe the morphology and ecology of fish parasites. Prof. Avenant-Oldewage and her research group are currently focusing on Diplozoidae, Nematoda, Copepoda and Branchiura.
Prof. Pasquale Avino received his Master Degree in Chemistry in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1997.
He was appointed as Post-Doc (1997-1998) at the Department of Chemistry of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in the Rowland (Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1995) and Blake group. From 1999 until January 2018, he was appointed as Researcher at the ISPESL/INAIL Research Center, and from February 2018 to January 2021, was appointed as Three-years Term Researcher contract (RTDB).
In February 2021, Prof. Avino was appointed Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry within the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, at the University of Molise, Campobasso.
His current research follows studies devoted to the development of innovative analytical methodologies for development and application of analytical and sampling methods for the qualitative and quantitative determination of chemical compounds (e.g., contaminants, pollutants, nutrients) in food, agricultural, biological and anthropogenic matrices.
In 1988, he was the recipient of the “Group Achievement NASA Award”, and the “Next Generation Award” during the 22nd International Symposium on Chromatography. In 2003 he was the recipient of the “Environmental Sapio” Award for his research in the environmental field. In 2022 he received the Medal for Ecology from the Moldavian Chemical Society.
Professor for Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, with a main interest in regulatory (eco)toxicology and risk assessment of complex exposure situations.
Dr. Riadh Badraoui is Associate Professor of Histology-Cytology within the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of Tunis.
His areas of expertise include Oxidative Stress, Histopathology, Histomorphometry, Apoptosis, Endocrine Disruption, Toxicology, SOD, Osteoporosis, Molecular Interactions, and Pharmacokinetics
Research Scientist in the Water Science & Technology Directorate of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Visiting Research Professor in the Biology Department at the University of New Brunswick and Science Director of the Canadian Rivers Institute.
His primary research interests include the study of watershed patterns in aquatic biodiversity and the influence of landscape stressors on resident biota. Current research concerns freshwater invertebrates, with dragonflies as a particular focus. He has previously worked on a variety of taxa groups from flatworms to fish, and in a variety of habitats from wetlands, lakes and rivers to coastal marine systems.