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Michael G LaMontagne

Ph.D. Biology, Boston University. NATO Advanced Study Institute: Molecular Ecology of Aquatic Microbes. NASA Planetary Biology Intern at the Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Marine Biological Laboratory, Summer Course in Microbial Diversity, Woods Hole, MA

Research Projects include: Microbial Ecology; Plant-Microbe Interactions; Metagenomics; Microbial Discovery; Biogeochemistry.

James S Latimer

Dr. Latimer has had extensive experience in the field of marine biogeochemistry, ecology, and management: the study of the sources, transport, fate, and effects of environmental contaminants in marine systems with application to ecosystem management. He has planned and executed major interdisciplinary studies involving the quantification of atmospheric inputs, freshwater sources, spatial and temporal distributions and ecological effects of nutrients, toxic organics, and metals in the coastal marine environment. He and his colleagues' work was one of the first to show nonpoint sources of pollution as significant to the coastal marine environment. In addition, his experience in multiple aspects of the nature of marine environmental pollution has allowed him to contribute to many EPA and other governmental panels for the formulation of regulatory frameworks useful to the states/tribes and regional offices. Recently he led a team of scientists and managers in the development of the Long Island Sound Study’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan and was also the senior editor on a scientific synthesis book on Long Island Sound. Currently, besides his scientific work on watershed-estuary interactions, he has been active in the Gulf of Maine Council’s EcoSystem Indicator Partnership as the US Chair, leading the group in the development of environmental and ecosystem services indicators, as well as digital tools for use by citizen scientists.

Eder J Lenardao

Prof. E.J. Lenardao has pioneered studies on green procedures to prepare organochalcogen compounds (sulfur, selenium and tellurium-containing). He has made major contributions in the synthesis of vinyl chalcogenides and the chemical modification of natural occurring compounds by including selenium and sulfur in their structures. Some results of his studies were published in prestigious journals and contributed to the prospection of many boosted antioxidant semi-synthetic molecules. Since 2007, Prof Lenardao is a researcher of The Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and a Member of the International Board of the Selenium and Sulfur Redox and Catalysis Network.. Currently, studies on new chalcogen-containing reduced risk insecticides and antibiotics are among his research interests.

Robie W Macdonald

I am a biogeochemist who studies aquatic pathways. These include predominantly the freshwater cycle in arctic seas, carbon cycles in arctic seas and in the coastal North Pacific Ocean, and contaminant pathways in the Arctic and Pacific Oceans and in lakes. I am especially interested in routes of entry (rivers, coastal erosion), pathways of transport (particle flux), burial in marine sediments and what climate change does to these pathways.

Barbara J MacGregor

Research Asst. Professor, Marine Sciences, Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (2003-2017); Postdoctoral fellow, MPI – Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany (2000-2003); Research assistant and postdoctoral associate, Civil Engineering Dept., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. (1994-1999); PhD, Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin - Madison (1994); BS (1984) and MS (1986), Biology and Marine Microbiology, University of Massachusetts - Boston.

Research projects include: new methods to directly link species identity with carbon source utilization; direct profiling of microbial communities without PCR; direct detection of microbial enzymes in environmental samples.

Christof D Meile

Associate Professor In the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia, with expertise in reactive transport modeling, early diagenesis, land-ocean interactions and redox dynamics; PhD Utrecht University, The Netherlands; MS Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; BS Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Switzerland

João Graciano Mendonça Filho

I am Bachelor of Geology from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil (1989), Master of Organic Petrography and Geochemistry (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1993) and PhD in Organic Facies and Geochemistry (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1999). I am Full Professor of the Geology Department of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and coordinator of the Palynofacies and Organic Facies (LAFO) and Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry (LAGEPA) Laboratories at UFRJ. Currently I occupy the position of Dean of the Mathematical and Natural Sciences Center (CCMN/UFRJ). Besides this, I coordinate the research groups of the Petroleum Geochemistry and Environmental Organic Geochemistry and Palynofacies and Organic Facies at CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development), where I hold the rank of Level 1 Researcher. I work in the areas of Geoscience with special emphasis on Petroleum Geochemistry, Organic Petrology, Palynofacies, Organic Facies, and Environmental Organic Geochemistry.

John W Moreau

Dr. Moreau is a geomicrobiologist who studies how microorganisms influence the form and mobility of nutrients and contaminants in soil, sediments and groundwater. He is particularly interested in the roles of iron- and sulfur-cycling bacteria, and their interactions with toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic and uranium. His group works on problems involving microbes in wetlands, mines, hot springs, the ocean, and the deep subsurface, and employs a range of techniques including metagenomics, electron microscopy, and synchrotron spectroscopy. Moreau obtained his Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006, was a U.S. National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Geological Survey from 2006-2008, and is currently a Sr. Lecturer and Director of the Environmental Microbiology Research Initiative (EMRI) at the University of Melbourne.

Robert JG Mortimer

Professor of Environmental Geochemistry and Dean of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Previously Professor of Environmental Geochemistry and Head of the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK. Fellow of the Geological Society of London. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Mallikarjuna Nadagouda

Dr. Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda received his Ph.D. from India in 2003. While earning his Ph.D., Dr. Nadagouda worked with professor Gopalakrishanan of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India for two years. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked for General Electric (GE) in Bangalore, India for two years before moving on to work with the late Professor Alan G. MacDiarmid (2000 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Nadagouda went on to become an Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) postdoctoral fellow at the United State Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), and subsequently achieved his current position as a Physical Scientist at NRMRL in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also adjunct professor at Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

He has worked in the areas of nanomaterials and nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, green chemistry, polymer blends, solid coatings, solid state chemistry and drug delivery. He has received several Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) from the EPA, including the National Risk Management Research Laboratory Goal 1 Award. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of several international journals, has published nearly 200 papers in reviewed journals with a citation index ~8100 (H index 41), and holds several patents.

Craig E Nelson

I am a microbial systems biologist specializing in the structure and function of natural bacterial communities in aquatic habitats such as coral reefs, lakes, streams, and the open ocean. My research broadly seeks to identify novel bacteria and understand their role in ecosystem processes and biogeochemical transformations. Much of my work centers around culture-independent phylogenetic and metagenomic characterization of natural microbial communities and measurement of biogeochemical processes and chemical constituents in the surrounding environment which regulate and are regulated by these microbes. I maintain ancillary projects understanding the microbiomes of eukarya (corals, humans, amphibians, macroalgae) and studying bacterial pathogens in natural waters in the context of water quality.

Saifuddin Nomanbhay

In the last 18 years at UNITEN, he has been actively involved in the research the field of microwave assisted reactions, biocatalyst immobilization and biodiesel/bioethanol production. He is currently the principal researcher at the Centre for Renewable Energy Research (CRE) of UNITEN. His research now is more focused on renewable resources and enabling technologies. He has a substantial volume of refereed research publications (more than 70 journal papers and 13 conference papers), and a book.