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Yasmina M Abd-Elhakim

Dr. Yasmina Mohammed Abd-Elhakim is an Associate 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 18, and more than 850 citations based on the Scopus database. She reviewed about 800 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).

Susana Agusti

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).

Sedat Akleylek

Sedat Akleylek received the B.Sc. degree in Mathematics majored in Computer Science from Ege University in 2004 in Izmir, Turkey, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Cryptography from Middle East Technical University in 2008 and 2010, in Ankara, Turkey, respectively. He was a post-doctoral researcher at Cryptography and Computer Algebra Group, TU Darmstadt, Germany between 2014-2015. He is currently employed as an associate professor at the Department of Computer Engineering, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey since 2016. He is a member of the editorial board of IEEE Access, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Peerj Computer Science, and International Journal of Information Security Science. He is co-chair of IEEE Turkey Blockchain Group. His research interests include the areas of post-quantum cryptography, algorithms and complexity, architectures for computations in finite fields, blockchain, applied cryptography for cyber security, malware analysis, IoT and fog computing. He has published more than 100 research papers in international journals, conference proceedings, book chapters and has solved several real-world security and data analytics problems for the industry.

Marc Amyot

Canada Research Chair in Global Change Ecotoxicology, professor of biological sciences, Université de Montréal. Director of NSERC CREATE network Mine of Knowledge.

Todd A Anderson

Presidential Research Excellence Professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology and The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University. Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2005. Board Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES), by eminence, from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES).

Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari

Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari, Tenured Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Group Leader, Plant Biotechnology Research Group at the Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari's expertise covers a range of subjects including, Molecular Biology, Plant Science, Environmental Science, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Genomics; more specifically his research covers the areas of plant biotechnology, biosafety and environmental biotechnology.

Carmen Arena

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.

Annemariè Avenant-Oldewage

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.

Thomas Backhaus

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.

Donald J Baird

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.

Teri Balser

Professor Teri Balser is Dean of Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University, where she came after having been Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida. She received a Ph.D. in soil microbiology came from the University of California at Berkeley, and she completed postdoctoral research in ecosystem ecology at Stanford University. She is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America, and was recently named to the Australian Research Council College of Experts.

Her research centers on understanding microbial community-level ecophysiological responses to stress, disturbance, and change, and the consequences of these for ecosystem functioning. She has worked in countries worldwide studying restoration, carbon sequestration, invasive species, biodiversity, and land use/land cover.

In addition to international recognition as an accomplished research scholar, Dr. Balser is widely known in higher education as a change agent and leader in Science, Technology Engineering and Math education (STEM). She is a co-founder of the Society for Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER), a National Vision and Change Fellow with the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE), and was a Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair to India in 2015 to help build capacity at the national level for pedagogically advanced and responsive STEM education.

Adriana Basile

-Researcher at University of Naples, Federico II, from 18/7/1990, Department of Plant Biology.
-Temporary professor from 1995 in Botany from 2000 at the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Naples, Federico II.
- Associate Professor in Botany from 2000 at the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Naples, Federico II.
-Member of the Faculty Council for the Interdepartmental PhD in Monitoring and mitigation of environmental risk.
-Professor in Plant Biology and Plant Cytology and Embryology at the University Federico II. Napoli Italy
-Scientific Director of C.I.S.M.E. Electron Microscopy Interdepartmental Study Center

Main research topics:
• Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in plants and phytoremediation
• morpho-physio-ecological responses of plants to environmental pollution.

Scientific activity: author of over120 articles published in peer-reviewed indexed (ISI-WoS) international journals with high impact factors and over 200 communications to International Meetings and Congresses.