Dr. Mohd Adnan is an Associate Professor, Principal Investigator and Head of Academic Committee at Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia. He did his PhD from University of Central Lancashire, UK; Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from Bangalore University, India; Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics from SJAIT, India. He has more than 10 years of research, teaching and administrative experience. In his professional capacity, he has received various travel, observership and research grants as a Principal Investigator from various prestigious organizations.
He has successfully published 170+ publications in internationally recognized peer reviewed reputed journals, several book chapters for internationally renowned publishers and presented many papers and posters in various conferences/workshops globally. He has published widely in the field of phytomedicine, biofilms, drug discovery, natural products, nutraceuticals and functional foods with specialization in plant-based antibiofilm and anticancer agents, microbial biosurfactants, biofilms in food industry and medical settings, probiotics and cancer biology, novel biomolecules for/as health and antimicrobial agents.
He has reviewed 300+ manuscripts for 70+ internationally recognized peer-reviewed JCR journals and grant reviewer for many prestigious universities and organisations. In addition, he is a member of SFAM, UK and ESCMID, Switzerland and an Elected Member of Royal Society of Biology, UK. He also currently holds different editorial positions (Associate, Academic, Guest and Review Editor) in various esteemed journals and has edited 300+ manuscripts.
Dr. Fares E.M Ali is an Assistant Professor within the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department, Al-Azhar University, Assiut, Egypt. Fares primary research interests include Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Nephrology. Their current projects are 'Cholestatic liver injury: new vision, renal fibrosis management, and overcoming cancer chemotherapy adverse effects.
My research concerns the influence of nutritional and management strategies on livestock physiology and product (milk and meat) quality (sheep, cattle and swine).
Prof. Pasquale Avino received his Master Degree in Chemistry in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1997.
He was appointed as Post-Doc (1997-1998) at the Department of Chemistry of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in the Rowland (Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1995) and Blake group. From 1999 until January 2018, he was appointed as Researcher at the ISPESL/INAIL Research Center, and from February 2018 to January 2021, was appointed as Three-years Term Researcher contract (RTDB).
In February 2021, Prof. Avino was appointed Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry within the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, at the University of Molise, Campobasso.
His current research follows studies devoted to the development of innovative analytical methodologies for development and application of analytical and sampling methods for the qualitative and quantitative determination of chemical compounds (e.g., contaminants, pollutants, nutrients) in food, agricultural, biological and anthropogenic matrices.
In 1988, he was the recipient of the “Group Achievement NASA Award”, and the “Next Generation Award” during the 22nd International Symposium on Chromatography. In 2003 he was the recipient of the “Environmental Sapio” Award for his research in the environmental field. In 2022 he received the Medal for Ecology from the Moldavian Chemical Society.
Dr. Azizi Samir is manager at “Nanocomposites & Bioconcepts”, a company focusing on new innovative projects in green chemistry, environment and biomaterial sciences. After earning his PhD at the University of Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1, he accepted a position as researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH Stockholm Sweden. Dr. Azizi Samir works on biopolymer nanocomposites and has published two patents and many scientific papers.
Davide Barreca is an Associate Professor of biochemistry at the University of Messina. He is specialized in enzyme modulation by natural compounds, inhibition of protein aggregation and activation of signal apoptotic cascade. Most of his research projects concentrate on separation and identification of unknown flavonoids, structural-activity elucidation, and biochemical analysis of their health promoting or cytotoxicity properties on cells culture. He is author of over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 35 chapters in books, and 70 conference proceedings and reviewer of over 40 international scientific journals.
Dr. Edy Brito is currently a researcher at Embrapa Alimentos e Território and permanent professor at the Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering at the Federal University of Ceará (PGEQ-UFC).
His research is directed towards increasing the sustainability of small scale agro-industrial processing by observing the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals. The research actions take place in three lines: a) Define how food processing, mainly non-conventional methods, affect the composition; b) valorization of agro-industry residues, through sequential extractions of bioactive compounds; and c) Definition of chromatographic parameters for the preparative scale isolation of bioactive compounds. The main processes and methodologies employed are: ultrasound, extraction with pressurized liquid, UHT, HTST, plasma, ozone, multivariate statistics, chromatography, spectroscopy (NMR); and spectrometry (MS).
Dr. Brito has been active in collegiate bodies such as: Internal Technical Committee (Embrapa), FUNCAP advisory committees (Innovation; Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences); and Embrapa's Portfolio Management Committee (Valuation of Fruticulture, Bioactives; and Food, Nutrition and Health). He also participated in the setting up and management of Embrapa's Multi-user Laboratory of Chemistry of Natural Products.
Maria Carmen Collado (PhD 2005) holds a Research Scientist position at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC) in Valencia (Spain). Her research work is multidisciplinary and includes microbiology, food science, nutrition and human health. Her interests are focused on probiotics, microbiota and health and nutrition during pregnancy and early life period.
Affiliation: Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław, Poland (Bacteriophage Laboratory).Position: professor.
Current field of interest: non-bactericidal effects of phages in mammals; i.e. phage molecular biology tools for studies of phage impact on immunological system and other physiological aspects in mammals.
Group leader of the Epigenetics of Lipid Metabolism Group, IMDEA Food Institute, Dr. Alberto Dávalos holds a degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry by San Marcos University (Lima) and a PhD in Pharmacy by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Madrid).
He has conducted postdoctoral research at the Hospital Ramón y Cajal (Madrid), at Yale University School of Medicine, (New Haven), and at New York University School of Medicine (New York). Dr. Dávalos’s research program focuses in identifying and characterizing new noncoding RNAs (miRNAs, lncRNAs and other type of regulatory RNAs) that regulate lipid metabolism and the effects of minor dietary components (micronutrients) on their expression.
Dr. Sherif Ashraf Fahmy obtained his B. Pharm with honors from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, and his MSc (2015) and Ph. D. (2020) in Chemistry from The American University in Cairo. His Ph. D. was conducted in collaboration with the Department of Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. Dr. Fahmy was selected as one of the first recipients of the prestigious and very competitive fellowship offered by the Alfi Foundation for Ph.D. students. He has also spent time as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany, in 2018.
He has received several other awards and recognitions, most notably, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK) Travel Grant for Ph.D. students & Early Career Scientists in 2019, the Fulbright Scholarship at Ohio University in 2019, USA, and the Mobility Grant to participate in the Research Opportunity Week (ROW) organized by the Technical University of Munich in 2022. Dr. Fahmy has published several peer-reviewed articles in international journals and many abstracts at local and international conferences (H- index of 15). Dr. Fahmy’s research focuses on exploring novel herbal medicine, extracting and characterizing their major active ingredients, and investigating their anticancer activities. In addition, Dr. Fahmy’s research encompasses the design, physicochemical characterization, and biological evaluation of innovative targeted and functionalized drug delivery systems to treat cancer effectively. These systems are based on several nanomaterials, including but not limited to polymeric nanoparticles, naovesicles (niosomes, liposomes, bilosomes, etc.), supramolecular nanocontainers (calixarenes, cucurbiturils, cyclodextrins), and metallic nanoparticles.
Also, Dr. Fahmy is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and ESMO. Also, he serves as a reviewer for many international journals. Dr. Fahmy is a full-time Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the School of Life & Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Egypt Campus. Also, he is the Head and Founder of the Herbal Medicine & Nanotherapeutics research group at the same university.
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.