Dr. Nazeer Ahmed is a Professor (Assist) in the Department of Agriculture (Entomology), University of Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Dr. Nazeer was conferred the degree of Doctorate in Entomology from the prestigious seat of Northwest A&F, University, Yangling, Xian-China. For over a decade, his research expertise extended into the areas of Agricultural Entomology, Crop protection, Ecology, Biology, Insecticide Resistance, Biological Control of insects, Vector-borne diseases, Medical and urban entomology.
My current research interests focus on the impacts of a rapidly changing climate and environment on insect behaviour, ecology and physiology; insect community structure along environmental gradients; and insect-plant interactions.
I am currently Editor-in-Chief of Austral Ecology. a Fulbright Senior Scholar (2020) and an Australian Research Council College of Experts panel member.
I am currently working as Asscociate research scientist at Yale University. Previously I worked as Postdoctoral fellow at National Institutes of Health, USA. My current work is on infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, Lyme, Anthrax. In my project, I study immune correlates of protection to malaria. I have about 10 years of post-PhD experience in Global health, Immunology and Microbiology. I did my PhD from CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India working on bacterial pathogens M. tuberculosis and other gram-positive bacterial pathogens. I worked as Vaccine Research Innovation awardee at Translational Health Science and Technology Institute in India.
I have 26 publications in International peer-reviewed journals and have published 4 Book chapters. My current h-index is 18. In the recent past, I have served as reviewer for Frontiers Journal, MDPI journals, Nature press journals, Medicine, Pathogen and vectors, BMC Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Indian Journal of Microbiology.
Dr. Paul Ayayee is an Assistant Professor of Biology within the Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska. His research interests include Insect-gut microbe interactions, Insect physiology and microbial ecology
Professor in Evolutionary Biology at the Department of Biology at Aarhus University in Denmark.
Professor and Evert and Marion Schlinger Chair in Insect Systematics. Primary area of specialty is evolutionary diversification of terrestrial arthropods with an emphasis in spider systematics and taxonomy. Other interests include diplopod and tenebrionid beetle systematics, taxonomy, and speciation pattern/process.
Dr. Viktor Brygadyrenko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology and Ecology at Oles Honchar Dnipro National University.
His main scientific projects include:
- Effect of heavy metal ions on the development of invertebrates.
- Morphological variability in populations of beetles in conditions of anthropogenically altered ecosystems.
- Trophic relations of species in litter macrofauna of Ukraine.
- Structure of litter macrofauna communities in forest ecosystems of Ukraine.
- Influence of medicinal plants, flavourings and source materials, approved for use in and on foods, on eggs and larvae of nematodes of mammals.
- Ecological niches of ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in Ukraine.
- Morphometric variation in ground beetles.
Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.
Teaching and Research subjects include protected areas management, species at-risk, ecology, environmental management.
I am interested in the distribution and diversity patterns of insects and the reasons underlying observed patterns. I study both point diversity and compositional differences in insect and plant community patterns and relate these to ecological and evolutionary processes. I am also interested in the evolution of exaggerated traits in insects, such as those traits associated with sexual selection. The functional morphology of insect mouthparts, particularly of insect pollinators, are a further area of interest, as is the systematics and taxonomy of beetles (Scarabaeidae).
Yingjun Cui is an Associate Research Scientist in Yale University School of Medicine. His research focuses on understanding the interactions between vector borne diseases (including Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya fever, malaria, Lime disease) and vectors (mosquito and tick) and host to develop new strategy to control these infectious diseases. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Zhejiang University in China. He completed postdoctoral studies at University of Kentucky, University of Oklahoma and University of Missouri.
Professor and Associate Dean Research, Dalhousie University
Interests in Agricultural Entomology and Ecotoxicology