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Yasmina M Abd-Elhakim

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).

Hani Nasser Abdelhamid

2013-2017: PhD from Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden. Title ʺLanthanide Metal-Organic Frameworks and Hierarchical Porous Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks: Synthesis, Properties, and Applicationsʺ
2011-2013: M.Sc in Nanobiomedicine, National Sun-Yat Sen University, China (ROC)
2009-2010: Pre-Master–Physical Organic Chemistry-Assuit University, Egypt, Grade: 3.4 (87.71%).
2003-2007: B.Sc Chemistry Department–Assuit University- Egypt, Grade: 3.32 (84.059%)
Research Experience & interest
The research interest of Hani Abdelhamid is focused broadly on science and technology at the nanoscale and for material science to push scientific boundaries in diverse areas of biochemistry, biology, biomedicine biotechnology, nanocatalysis and laser based analytical. The main thrusts are concentrated on the topics as below:
1) Nanotechnology: synthesis, characterization, and applications.
2) Material Chemistry, synthesis, characterization, and applications.
3) Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), synthesis, characterization, and applications.
4) Inorganic and structural chemistry.
5) Analytical Chemistry.
6) Solar cells and Nanocatalysis.
7) Nano-Biomedicine and Nano-Biotechnology.
8) Biochemistry and Biochemical research methods.
9) Metallodrug-protein interactions using Nanomaterials based- laser analytical tools.
10) Biosensor based on nanomaterials for pathogenic bacteria and biomolecules.

Marc Amyot

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

Michael Beman

The overarching goal of my research program is to develop a predictive understanding of microbial ecology and biogeochemistry in the ‘Anthropocene’ sea. My research sits at the interface of microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, and global change science, and I work worldwide in reefs and estuaries, marine lakes and mountain lakes, and the open ocean. I focus on the responses of microbial communities, and the processes mediated by these communities, to environmental change—including climate change, ocean acidification, and ocean deoxygenation.

I received a B.S. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Stanford in Geological and Environmental Sciences; before joining the UC Merced faculty in 2009, where I was a postdoc in Marine Environmental Biology at USC, a lecturer at UCLA, and an Assistant Researcher at the University of Hawai’i. I am an Associate Professor and member of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute and the Environmental Systems and Quantitative and Systems Biology graduate groups.

Julian Blasco

Dr Julian Blasco received his Ph.D. from the University of Seville (Chemistry). He is Scientist in the Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia (ICMAN), belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Currently he is Director of ICMAN-CSIC and responsible of research group "Ecotoxicology, Ecophysiology and Biodiversity of Aquatic Systems". He has published more than 200 articles in SCI journals and has been editors of several books. He is a member of the editorial boards of several journals in marine and environmental sciences.

Isabella C. Bordon

Bachelor of Science - Biology (Sao Paulo State University-UNESP/Brazil); Master of Science (Fisheries Institute of Sao Paulo State); PhD. (Nuclear and Energy Research Institute-IPEN/Brazil). Post doc - UNESP/Brazil and University of Sao Paulo -USP/Brazil.

Previous experiences include Biomonitoring and Environmental Chemistry (metals).

Interests in new projects includes Environmental sustainability in Production Engineering and R&D

Douglas A Burns

I study the effects of anthropogenic activities on the cycling of chemical elements in ecosystems. My particular area of interest is on the biogeochemical and hydrological processes that control the cycling of mercury, nitrogen, carbon, and sulfur at the watershed scale. A recent focus is the effects of climate change on streamflow with an emphasis on high flows and implications for water quality.

Perran L. M. Cook

Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry, Monash University. Previously at CSIRO Land and Water in Brisbane, and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Germany.

The main focus of my research is nutrient cycling in coastal environments.

Carlos Eduardo de Rezende

Dr. Carlos Eduardo de Rezende is a Full Professor in the Environmental Sciences Laboratory of the Biosciences and Biotechnology Center at the North Fluminense State University (UENF). Prof. Rezende is a senior researcher from the Brazilian National Council for Science and Technology (CNPq) (Level 1B), Scientist of Rio de Janeiro state from Foundation for Science Development (FAPERJ) and coordinator of the Future Earth Coasts in South America. Dr. Rezende has a professional experience including studies on the dynamics in continental aquatic environments (e.g.: rivers, lakes), terrestrial and coastal ecosystems (e.g., estuaries, mangroves and lagoons) and ocean. At UENF, Prof. Rezende held various institutional leadership roles (e.g., Vice-Rector, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Center Director and Head of Environmental Sciences Laboratory), and he has participated in several boards and councils. Actually, Prof. Rezende is conducting studies on Hg and inorganic (e.g.: Al, Fe, Mn, carbonate) and organic geochemical supports (e.g. elemental and isotopic composition) as well as their ecosystem interactions; use of molecular markers (e.g., lignin phenols, carbon black) as geochemical tools to enhance the understanding on the alterations of biogeochemical cycles in the transition between terrestrial and aquatic environments.

Servet Ahmet Doğdu

Servet has PhD in fisheries Genetics, marine biotechnology and marine biology. He currently works at Underwater Technologies, Maritime Vocational School of Higher Education in Iskenderun Technical University. Also, he has expertise on population genetics, marine biotechnology, marine biodiversity and alien species. Dr. Doğdu has published scientific papers, books and book chapters on these areas. Dr. Doğdu has worked on several national and international projects.

Ross Edwards

Associate Professor Ross Edwards is a researcher with Curtin University Physics and Astronomy investigating the present and glacial time-scale deposition history of smoke and other aerosols from the global atmosphere. These particles alter the properties of the atmosphere influencing climate, atmospheric chemistry, and the productivity of the biosphere. His expertise ranges from the ultra-trace chemical and isotopic analysis of polar ice and snow, and terrestrial and marine waters to conducting field campaigns in the Earth’s most extreme environments. As an inventor, he has pioneered new analytical methods and created equipment that has allowed the continuous analysis of ice cores at the parts per quadrillion level and the ultra-trace analysis of black carbon in water.

Marwa Fayed

Dr. Marwa Fayed is an Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry within the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sadat City, Egypt.
Interested in Phytochemical and Pharmacognostical studies of medicinal plants, isolation of bioactive constituents from different natural sources using advanced chromatographic techniques (separation on VLC, column chromatography using different adsorbents such as RP, Sephadex, Cellulose or Polyamide and separation using PC), structure elucidation of naturally isolated compounds using different spectroscopic techniques (1D, 2D).

More recently, she has developed a significant interest in monitoring the pharmacological effects and mechanism of action of different classes of chemical compounds isolated from natural sources and their possible role in medicine.