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.
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. Riadh Badraoui is Associate Professor of Histology-Cytology within the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of Tunis.
His areas of expertise include Oxidative Stress, Histopathology, Histomorphometry, Apoptosis, Endocrine Disruption, Toxicology, SOD, Osteoporosis, Molecular Interactions, and Pharmacokinetics
My main research interest is to understand the cognitive and neural computational mechanisms of human decision-making and learning, and how they are dysregulated in neuropsychiatric diseases (in particular, major depressive disorders and anxiety disorders). I am also interested in exploring behavioral and psychological interventions (such as physical exercise and contact with natural environments) that help to enhance cognitive functions, build resilience, promote mental health, and/or have therapeutic effects for neuropsychiatric diseases. My research employs a range of methodologies, including psychometric tests, behavioral tests, cognitive theories-informed computational modelling, neuroimaging, and machine learning. By combining these techniques, I am currently conducting studies to predict the incidence of neuropsychiatric diseases in a public health setting and predict patients’ responses to various treatments to promote personalized medicine. Previously, I have also conducted basic research with rats using behavioral experiments and microdialysis and microinjection techniques, for the purpose of investigating the neurobiological (neuroendocrinological and neurotransmitter) basis of the antidepressant-like and anxiolytic-like effects of drugs and physical exercise. Based on these results, I have proposed “The Exercise-Glucocorticoid Paradox”, which describes the phenomenon that despite increasing the stress hormone cortisol, a mediator of the detrimental effects of stress on cognition and mental health, physical exercise enhances cognition and promotes mental health.
BSc, PhD. Head of School of Food Science and Environmental Health at Dublin Institute of Technology. Worked in translational research developing an immunotherapy for brain cancer for five years. Main focus: cancer; new therapeutic technologies; nanoscience; cold atmospheric plasma; gene therapy; immunotherapy - resulting in Phase I clinical trials and publications. James leads a multidisciplinary research team applying novel technologies for the treatment of brain cancer.
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hadi Dehghani is a Full Professor at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Tehran, Iran. His scientific research interests include the Environmental Health Sciences. He is the author of various research studies published at national and international journals, conference proceedings and head of several research project at the TUMS. He has authored 10 books and more than 200 full papers published in peer- reviewed journals. He is reviewer, Editorial Board member and Guest Editor in many internal and international journals and is member of several international science committees around the world. He is a supervisor and advisor for PhD and MSc theses at the TUMS. He is currently also a member of the Iranian Association of Environmental Health (IAEH) and member of the Institute for Environmental Research (IER) at the TUMS. He is Editor for 7 Elsevier edited books: 1) Soft computing techniques in solid waste and wastewater management, 2) Green technologies for the de-fluoridation of water, 3) Environmental and health management of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), 4) Pesticides remediation technologies from water and wastewater, 5) COVID-19 and sustainable development goals, 6) Sustainable materials for sensing and remediation of noxious pollutants, 7) Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Emerging Technologies for Sustainability.
Dr. Simone Grassini is Associate Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway
His primary research interests include interdisciplinary approaches challenging the big questions on the evolution of the human brain and the interaction between humans and the environment.
Prof. Fanglin Guan is Dean at Xi'an Jiaotong University. He is engaged in the integrated biological research of complex diseases, including tumor microenvironment and novel immunotherapeutic modalities, and research on the mechanisms and medical applications related to tumor cell vaccines, especially for the exploration of the mechanism of determining the biomarkers of complex diseases.
Dr Yuming Guo is professor of Global Environmental Health and Biostatistics & Head of the Monash Climate, Air Quality Research (CARE) Unit. He is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (Level 1 & 2). Prof Guo was awarded Master of Medicine (2009), and PhD (2012) from Peking University and Queensland University of Technology, respectively. Before moving to to Monash University in March 2017, Dr Guo held appointments at the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and Peking University.
His research group focuses on environmental epidemiology, biostatistics, global environmental change, air pollution, climate change, urban design, residential environment, remote sensing modelling, and infectious disease modelling.
Prof Guo is appointed an adjunct professor by The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, The University of Oulu (Finland), Jinan University (Guangzhou), and Chongqing Medical University. He was awarded a visiting fellow of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine supported by the Leverhulme Trust.
Prof Guo has published extensively (over 260 high quality papers) in prestigious international journals including the highest-ranked journals (NEJM, Lancet, BMJ, Nature, Nature Medicine, PLoS Medicine, Nature Communications, Thorax, The Lancet Planetary Health, Environmental Health Perspectives, Environment International, etc). His works are highly cited, with >20,000 citations and H-index of 54.
Our lab studies how interrelated organ systems such as heart, kidney and liver regulate cellular damage (particularly inflammation and fibrosis) and repair during the course of chronic ailments such as heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and chronic kidney disease. We are particularly interested in developing new preventative and therapeutic strategies to help people suffering from these diseases through establishing novel biomarkers and molecular diagnostics to assist risk stratification as well as identifying new drugs and drug targets and enhancing endogenous counter-regulatory mechanisms. Given our community’s ties to and dependence on the Great Lakes as a source of clean water for drinking, recreation, fishing and agriculture, our laboratory also places a special emphasis on discovering new diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic strategies targeting cellular damage caused by environmental stressors that impair our land-water-food nexus.
Dr. Bilal Khalid received a Ph.D. in Industrial Business Administration from KMITL Business School, Bangkok, in 2021, and a master’s in International Business Management from Stamford International University, Bangkok, in 2017. Dr. Khalid's research interests include leadership and negotiations, digital transformations, gamification, eLearning, blockchain, big data, decarbonization, green entrepreneurial orientation, corporate social responsibility, sutainable management practices, and management of information technology. Dr. Bilal Khalid also serves as an academic editor at Journal of Computer Networks and Communication, Education Research International, and a reviewer for multiple international journals.
The purpose of forensic medicine is to contribute to developing strategies to protect the safety of the individual and society by providing scientific and impartial judgment in legal cases in the field of medicine. As the head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at the University School of Medicine, I am responsible for three areas of forensic medicine: forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, and forensic genetics. Since death from traumatic injuries is a major subject of forensic medicine, I am particularly specialized in traumatic brain injury due to head trauma, and in addition to analyzing human autopsy cases, I conduct basic research on traumatic brain injury using experimental animal models. Our policy is to identify basic research issues in daily forensic practice to prevent traumatic brain injury from becoming serious and to verify them using experimental animals. By analyzing both autopsy cases of human trauma patients and animal models of traumatic brain injury and adding up the results of both studies, we are analyzing the pathogenesis of traumatic brain injury and devising methods to prevent severe injury. Our goal is to contribute to saving the lives of trauma patients and reducing the sequelae of traumatic brain injury through forensic research. On the other hand, the development of forensic toxicology and forensic genetics is also an important issue that will contribute to people and society. Identifying the causative substance in acutely intoxicated patients and saving the patient's life is an essential mission of Forensic Toxicology. Personal identification through human DNA polymorphism analysis is also an important field for solving incidents and maintaining public safety. I hope to contribute to people's peace of mind and the safety and security of society through my academic activities.