Advisory Board and Editors Aquaculture, Fisheries & Fish Science

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Yasmina M Abd-Elhakim

Prof. Dr. Yasmina Mohammed Abd-Elhakim is a Professor in the Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Department in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt. Her major area of expertise is the use of eco-friendly mitigation strategies to combat the hazards of environmental pollutants. Additionally, she has a special interest in the therapeutic uses of arthropods venoms, particularly in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. She has 60 papers in prestigious international journals and 2 book chapters, h-index 19, and more than 1000 citations based on the Scopus database. She reviewed about 870 manuscripts for highly impacted journals in the field of toxicology and environmental pollution based on the Publon database. She has been included in the editorial board of several highly impacted international journals. She received various awards including The Egyptian State Encouragement Award in "Agricultural sciences" in 2019, the Publons peer reviewer award as a Top Reviewers for Pharmacology & Toxicology in 2018 and 2019, and the international publication's award from Zagazig University (2015-2019).

Alfonso Aguilar-Perera

Dr. Alfonso Aguilar-Perera is Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico. He is a marine biologist focused on studying marine fish associated with coral reefs, in particular Groupers and Snappers, and more recently Lionfish, on the coasts of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. He has also addressed the biological and ecological components of sea cucumbers, corals, and parasitic isopods of fishes.

Mehmet Burak Ateş

Dr. Mehmet Burak ATEŞ is a researcher supporting the integration of innovative educational technology for clinical teaching and learning in veterinary health sciences.
His special interests are veterinary pathology, experimental pathology, toxicopathology, molecular pathology, molecular oncology, liver and brain pathology.
Dr. Ateş's portfolio includes a wide range of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings published.

Travis Beddoe

Prof. Travis Beddoe is a multidisciplinary scientist, training initially as a plant biochemist before studying molecular chaperones in mitochondrial targeting as a PhD student (awarded March 2004), and eventually training in biophysical and structural biology in immune receptors as a postdoctoral researcher. He started his independent research career at Monash University with an NHMRC CDA fellowship (2008) followed by a Pfizer Australia Research fellowship (2010) in the area of glycan specificity in bacterial pathogenesis and physiology. Dr. Beddoe changed research fields when he was recruited to La Trobe University in 2014 as a senior lecturer to establish a laboratory focused on livestock-pathogen interactions in the School of Animal, Plant and Soil Science located in the AgriBio centre. His research is concentrated on aiding animal health with a focus on field-based diagnostics, molecular understanding of the role glycans and glycan-binding proteins play in disease pathogenesis and vaccine development.

Gorka Bidegain

Gorka Bidegain (GB) is a Senior Lecturer of the University of the Basque Country at the Department of Applied Mathematics. His main research interests lie within marine ecological and population dynamics modelling, including disease ecology and pathogen transmission. He conducts laboratory/field experiments and uses advanced mathematical and computational ecological modelling techniques to identify and asses the population and ecosystem responses to pressures and ecological and environmental heterogeneities. GB is developing new models, methodologies and algorithms with implications for the understanding of how climate variability interacts with marine populations and host-pathogen systems.

GB has participated in more than 20 national and international R&D competitive projects including three EU projects and three National Science Foundation (NSF). GB has published more than 25 articles in top rank peer reviewed journals, 3 book chapters, several scientific/technical reports and open access computer codes and Graphical User Interface for disease modelling (R, Matalab).

He is member of the Ecology of Infectious Marine Diseases Research Coordination Network (EIMD-RCN) (Cornell University, USA). He is also member of the Marine Biological Association and the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association

Isabella C. Bordon

Bachelor of Science - Biology (Sao Paulo State University-UNESP/Brazil); Master of Science (Fisheries Institute of Sao Paulo State); PhD. (Nuclear and Energy Research Institute-IPEN/Brazil). Post doc - UNESP/Brazil and University of Sao Paulo -USP/Brazil.

Previous experiences include Biomonitoring and Environmental Chemistry (metals).

Interests in new projects includes Environmental sustainability in Production Engineering and R&D

Björn Brembs

- Dr. rer. nat., Dept. Genetics and Neurobiology, Universität Würzburg, 2000
- PostDoc, Dept. Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, 2000-2003
- Independent Researcher, Institute of Biology - Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2003-2009
- Habilitation in Zoology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2009
- Heisenberg Fellow of the DFG, Institute of Biology - Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2009-2012
- Adjunct professor, Department of Genetics, Universität Leipzig, Apr-Sep. 2012
- Professor of Neurogenetics, Institute of Zoology, Universität Regensburg, 2012-present

Karen Chan

Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Swarthmore College. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Suchana Chavanich

Dr. Suchana Chavanich received her bachelor degree in Marine Science from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She then further pursued her master degree in Biology at Central Connecticut State University and her Ph.D. in Zoology at University of New Hampshire, USA. Later on, she was also certified as a scuba diving instructor.

Dr. Chavanich has a broad base of ecological research interests that involve the study of nearshore species from tropical to polar regions. In addition, her research focuses on conservation and restoration of marine ecosystems particular on coral reefs. Currently, Dr. Chavanich is also the Project Leader of Coastal Marine Biodiversity and Conservation in the Western Pacific under the UNESCO/IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific.

In Thailand, additional to her research work, Dr. Chavanich is considered to be Thailand’s first female scientist to go to Antarctica and Thailand’s first female scientist to go diving in Antarctica. Her research work on Antarctica has inspired Thai and young people. Thus, in 2013, she was selected to be one of the 100 Most Inspiring People in Thailand, and in 2015 as one of 17 Asia Power Women of Inspiration, selected by Her World Magazine. Because of her work, Dr. Chavanich has received several awards, for example, UNESCO-IOC/WESTPAC Outstanding Scientist Award and UNESCO-L’OREAL For Women in Science Award in Thailand.

Luis E.C. Conceição

Senior Research at Sparos Lda. PhD and MSc Course in Aquaculture by the Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Licenciatura in Aquatic Sciences by ICBAS, University of Porto, Portugal. Reviewer of several Journals int the fields of Aquaculture, Aquaticic Sciences and Nutrition.Coordinator of several national projects and of the EC-FP6 project SEACASE.
Vice-chair of COST Action Larvanet.

Mark John Costello

B.Sc. (NUI Galway); Ph.D. 1987 (NUI Cork). Involved in World Register of Marine Species, International Association for Biological Oceanography, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Ocean Biogeographic Information System, Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network, Species 2000.

Agnes Dettai

Associate professor at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris. Curator of the fish barcode collection.

I study the systematics and evolution of Actinopterygians, especially at the inter/intra specific boundary and in species delineation with integrative approaches, but also on the evolution of mitogenomes in fish species from the Southern Ocean. I also work on molecular identification (barcoding, metabarcoding) of marine and freshwater fish and benthic species.