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Mohamed Ali Ali Farag

Specializing in metabolomics, natural products chemistry, and plant biochemistry, Mohamed A. Farag completed his PhD at Texas Tech University, USA, in 2003.
Since 2009, Dr Farag has been working as a part time visiting professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, to participate in teaching plant metabolomics and chemomterics modelling for master students, and in 2009–2010 he held the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry, Germany. Dr Farag now works full time as a professor at the American University in Cairo (AUC) where his research work focuses primarily around applying innovative biochemical technologies (metabolomics) to help answer complex biological questions in medicine, herbal drugs analysis and agriculture.

Dr. Farag has been recognized with several awards, including Abd el Hameed Shoman award (2016), Egypt Higher State Incentive Award (2012), TWAS award in science diplomacy (2014), and the Mass Spectroscopy Performance Award, TTU, USA (2004). For his highly cited publications of 100 scientific papers with close to 3500 citations and an H index of 26, Dr. Farag was selected as a top researcher in the field of plant biology in Africa by the American society of plant biology, USA.

Junkuo Gao

Dr. Junkuo Gao is professor at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China. He obtained his PhD in Zhejiang University, China in 2010. Then, he worked at Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) as a postdoctor. In 2013, he joined the College of Materials and Textiles at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University as Distinguished professor of Zhejiang Province, director of Institute of New Energy Fiber Materials. His research interest is metal-organic frameworks based nanomaterials for clean energy and green chemistry applications. He has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals with more than 3100 citations with a H-index of 28.

Brian T Glazer

The long-term vision that drives our research is to develop an understanding of the synergy between geochemical processes and microbial diversity and function. In pursuit of this over-arching goal, it is also a high priority to minimize sampling artifacts for measuring many (micro)biologically important chemical species in the environment through further development of in situ measurement techniques and instrumentation.

Jan-Hendrik Hehemann

Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology and at the Marum, the Center for Marine Environmental Science at the University of Bremen.

Researching algal poly­sac­char­ides in the Marine Glycobiology group.

Pierre Herckes

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU). Affiliate Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU.

Research Areas inclued analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry and geochemistry.

Kai-Uwe Hinrichs

A biogeo­chem­ist study­ing the in­ter­ac­tions between mi­cro­bial life and the car­bon cycle on a range of spa­tial, tem­poral and mo­lecu­lar scales. Inter­ested in which and how mi­crobes shape ele­ment cycles and what the re­lated en­vir­on­mental con­sequences are.

Current research foci encompass the mar­ine deep bio­sphere, meth­ane biogeo­chem­istry, life in ex­treme en­vir­on­ments, de­vel­op­ment of new ana­lyt­ical pro­to­cols for the ana­lysis of organic trace constituents in geo­lo­gical sample matrices, proka­ryotic mem­brane lipid tax­onomy, and the study of pa­leoen­vir­on­ments.

I. Emma Huertas

Tenured Scientist at the High Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). Research interests include marine biogeochemistry with special emphasis on carbon cycle in the coastal fringe (estuaries, salt marshes and continental margins) and the open ocean. My research lines focus on air-water CO2 fluxes and the coupling between inorganic carbon dynamics and biological and physical processes. More recently, I am also investigating the exchange of non CO2 greenhouse gases (CH4 and N2O) between the atmosphere and the marine domain. Phytoplankton dynamics and their adaptation to global change is also considered.

Hiroshi Ichikawa

Dr. Hiroshi Ichikawa is a former principal scientist of Research and Development Center for Global Change (RCGC), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). He completed his Dr.Sci. degree at Kyoto University in 1978. He studied on the physical oceanography and fisheries oceanography as a faculty member of the department of fisheries sciences, Kagoshima University, Japan, in 1979-2005,and a senior or principal scientist of JAMSTEC in 2005-2015. Subject of his research are the Kuroshio variability and air-sea interaction processes by observations.

Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros

She holds a degree in Environmental Engineering, (1980), a Masters degree (1982) in Environmental Engineering and a PhD (1985) in Water and Wastewater Treatment. With 31 years of professional experience, some of the positions she has occupied include engineer at Lyonnaise des Eaux, Paris (1985); deputy coordinator of the Water Quality Department (1991-1992) and coordinator of the Human Resources Development Department of the Water Sector at the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA); coordinator of the Environmental Engineering Department at UNAM (1988-1989); Deputy Director of the Hydraulics and Environmental Department at UNAM (1991-2001), leader of project at the University of Pretoria in South Africa (2005). From 2009 to September 2012, she was a Professor and Head of the Treatment and Reuse Group at UNAM.

She is currently the Director of the Division of Water Sciences at UNESCO and Secretary of the International Hydrological Programme. She was the co-coordinator of leading authors for the freshwater resources chapter under the adaptation group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for AR5. Dr Jiménez has authored more than 460 publications (books and book chapters, papers in journals, norms, standards and patents). Her fields of expertise include: water and wastewater treatment and reuse technologies and urban water, Dr Jiménez is the recipient of several prestigious honours and awards.

Sophia C. Johannessen

Dr. Johannessen is a geochemical oceanographer. Her research interests range from light and underwater weather at the top of the ocean to burial and reworking of sediments at the bottom. She has worked in the Mid-Atlantic Bight, the Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Currently she works in the coastal waters of British Columbia.

Recent research topics

– the effects of climate change on coastal waters
– the footprint of municipal wastewater in the Strait of Georgia
– the potential for carbon sequestration by seagrass meadows (“Blue Carbon”)
– controls on subsurface oxygen, nitrogen and ocean acidification in coastal waters
– the sinking and burial of particles and organic carbon
– the effect of photochemical oxidation (burning of organic matter in seawater by sunlight) on the ability of phytoplankton blooms to draw down atmospheric carbon dioxide
-interpreting contaminant profiles in marine sediments

Jan Kaiser

Professor of Biogeochemistry, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK.

Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. IUPAC Task Group Chair "Terminology and definition of quantities related to the isotope distribution in elements with more than two stable isotopes". IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Terminology, Nomenclature and Symbols. SCOR Working Group 'Dissolved nitrous oxide and methane measurements'. Editor Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Research interests:
* to understand and quantify chemistry and oxidation capacity of the atmosphere
* to quantify relative time scales of transport and biogeochemical conversion processes in atmosphere and oceans
* to understand and quantify variability in marine biological production and CO2 uptake down to small spatial scales
* to gauge the impact of human activities on greenhouse gas emissions in terrestrial and coastal environments

Sergey K. Konovalov

Director of Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences since 2015. Previously, Head of Department of Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (2009-2015), Leading Scientist, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (2002-2009), Senior Scientist, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (1992-2002), Senior Scientist, Institute of Oceanography, State Committee of Meteorology of USSR (1990-1992), Researcher, Chemical Department, Moscow State University (1986-1990). Fellow Academician of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since 2009. Fellow Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences since 2016.