Prof. Premendu P. Mathur, Ph.D. is Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Pondicherry University. He served as the Vice-Chancellor, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India (August 2012- August 2017), Dean, School of Life Sciences and Founder Head, Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Banaras Hindu University. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India and National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) and General Secretary (Scientific Activities) of the Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata. He is Vice-President, Asian Association of Andrology (China). He has published around 180 scientific papers/ reviews in various high impact journals and books and participated in more than 100 national and international scientific conferences. He is recipient of many prestigious awards such as Asutosh Mookerjee Memorial Award, Young Scientists’ Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Rockefeller Foundation Special Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Award, Dr. P.N. Shah Memorial US Vitamin (India) Oration Award, ICMR International Fellowship Award for Senior Indian Biomedical Scientist, Subhash Mukherjee Memorial Infar India Oration Award, Dr. K.K. Iya Memorial Oration andVisionary Eduleader of India Award. He has made many innovations in teaching and research including launching of Study in India Programme at Pondicherry University.
Professor of Reproductive Biology at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre of Biomedical Resources at the University of Linköping, Sweden. DVM, MSc, PhD; Professor of Reproductive Biotechnology, SLU 1991, Founding Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR, 1999). Editor-in-Chief of Reproduction in Domestic Animals (Wiley-Blackwell, 2000).
Branca M. Silva graduated in Food Engineering from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto, Portugal), since 1997. She also received a Masters degree in Quality Control (Scientific Area Water and Foods) and a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Chemistry both from the Faculdade de Farmácia,Universidade do Porto (Porto, Portugal), in 2000 and 2005, respectively.
Currently, she is an Associate Professor (with Habilitation) at the Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade da Beira Interior (Covilhã, Portugal).
She is (co)author of about 100 scientific papers and book chapters, has about 4000 citations and an h-index of 35.
Her research interests are oriented towards the Medicinal and Food Phytochemistry, and Nutrition areas.
She is an Editorial Board Member and reviewer of several international journals and co-editor of 2 books. She has also been invited speaker and part of the Organizing Committee Boards of several international conferences.
Dr. R.B. Singh is Professor of Geography, at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Dr. Singh is Chairman of the Research Council-CSIR- Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore; Member of the Research Council-CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow; Member of the International Council for science (ICSU) Scientific Committee-UHW.
Prof. Singh is Vice-President of the International Geographical Union (IGU) since 2012. He is a Member IAP Working Group for statement on Science and Technology for DRR. He was awarded JSPS Research Fellowship and others for presenting papers and Chairing sessions in more than 40 countries. He has to his credit 13 books, 33 edited research volumes and more than 200 research papers. He was as one of the contributors in the famous-The World Atlas, Australia.
He has supervised 32 Ph.D. and 77 M.Phil students. In 1988 the UNESCO/ISSC (Paris) awarded him Research and Study Grants Award in Social and Human Sciences. He is expert in the prestigious Committees of the Government of India- Ministry of Environment and Forests, Department of Science and Technology, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Professor & Head of Research Group, Division of Toxicology and Risk Assessment, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. Principal toxicologist at LEO Pharma 2007-2012. Diploma in Leadership, CPH Business Academy 2012. PhD 1992, Cellular signaling, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Univ Copenhagen. HC Ørsted award at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences