My research concerns the influence of nutritional and management strategies on livestock physiology and product (milk and meat) quality (sheep, cattle and swine).
I am a Senior Scientist in the Food Nutrition & Health Team at AgResearch, which is one of New Zealand's Crown Research Institutes. I am also an Associate Investigator in the Riddet Centre for Research Excellence based at Massey University. My research focuses on how foods effect the interactions between the host and its resident bacteria, in particular how these alter intestinal barrier function. I have a special interest in the role of the obligate anaerobes, which account for the majority of the bacteria in the intestines but are largely unstudied due to the technical difficulties of co-culturing obligate anaerobes (cannot survive in oxygen) and intestinal cells (require oxygen). Prior to working at AgResearch, I completed my PhD at Massey University investigating the antimicrobial properties of cathelicidin peptides isolated from ovine blood.
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.
Professor of Food Science and Technology from Fluminense Federal University, Brazil. Bachelor's at Veterinarian Medicine from Fluminense Federal University, Master's at Food Science and Technology from Rio de Janeiro Federal University, doctorate at Veterinary Medicine from Fluminense Federal University, PhD. at Food Science and Technology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) with stay in Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum Amsterdam (VUmc), post-doctorate in Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and post-doctorate in University of California (USA). Has more than 173 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, 2 Technical Articles, 11 Invited Book Chapters, 48 Full-Paper Conference Proceedings and 148 Refereed Abstracts.
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.
Willem M. de Vos is Professor of Microbiology at Wageningen University & Finland Academy Professor at Helsinki University. He supervised over 90 PhD students & published over 500 peer-reviewed publications. His research aims to understand & exploit microbes using molecular, (meta)genomics & systems approaches. His current interest is focused on the human intestinal tract. He received various prizes, including the Rhone Poulenc Dairy Science Award, the NWO Spinoza Award & an ERC Advanced Grant.
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.
Assistant Professor in The Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Graduate from The University of Warsaw. Former post-doc at The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA. Co-founder of the social scientist movement Citizens of Academia.
Professor of Food Engineering, School of Food Engineering, University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. My main research areas are microencapsulation, membrane processes and edible coatings
Past Director of research at INRA (National Institute for Agriculture Research), France. Founder director of Fish Nutrition Laboratory and Station d'Hydrobiology Research Station. Editorial boards of several journals including British Journal of Nutrition, Aquaculture, Aquaculture Research, Aquaculture Nutrition, Aquatic Living Resources, Board member of several academic and professional bodies. European Aquaculture society (Past-President). Coordinator of several EU research projects. Currently European Research Area (ERA) Chair, Ecoaqua, ULPGC, Spain.
Professor and Chairperson, Departments of Molecular Cell Physiology and Bio-Ionomics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan. President of The Physiological Society of Japan. Chief Editor, Journal of Physiological Sciences; Editor, Springer Plus; Editor of Frontiers in Physiology