Currently, Dr. Xin Liu is Deputy Director of Central Laboratory of the Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University. He is also Head and Associate Professor of the Male Reproductive Medicine Research Group, and Director of the Life Omics Research Group at Central Laboratory of the Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University. He is standing committee member of Shandong Medical Association, committee member of China Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Association, and Director of Shandong society of Biochemistry and molecular biology (China).
Dr. Xin Liu obtained his Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) from Yantai University (China) in 2001, his MSc in Zoology in 2004 at Shanxi University (China), and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical analysis in 2007 at National Center for Protein Sciences (China). From October 2009 to June 2012, he studied with Trevor Cooper and chinghei Yeung (Institute of reproductive medicine, University of Minster, Germany) and completed the scientific research training of Andrology. His team is mainly engaged in Andrology, Human Reproduction, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, and aims to provide new targets and ideas for the analysis of the pathogenesis of infertility and the diagnosis and treatment of reproductive diseases. Dr. Xin Liu has been involved in 10+ national projects and 50+ publications on proteomics, male infertility, sperm maturation and sperm quality assessment.
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).
Dr. Salas-Huetos obtained his Bachelor of Science (Biology) from the Universitat de Girona (UdG) in 2009, his MSc in Cell Biology in 2010 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and his Ph.D. in Cell Biology (Cum-Laude and Extraordinary Doctorate Award) in 2016 at the same University (UAB). He joined the Genetics of Male Fertility group (UAB) as a PhD Student, and Human Nutrition Unit (Universitat Rovira i Virgili; URV) in 2016 as a Post-doctoral Fellowship. He spent a three-month Post-doctoral stay (September-December 2017) at Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico. In 2018, he joined the University of Utah (USA) and in 2020 the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard University; USA) as a Post-doctoral Fellow. Nowadays he is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University for the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Post-doctoral Fellow at Universitat de Girona (JdlCI). Currently, he is working on different large international multicentric projects related to genetics and epigenetics of male (in)fertility, and nutrition. The main contributions of his scientific activity are reflected in a total of 63 original articles (Q1: 51/63; first or corresponding author: 23/63) in SCI/JCR-journals (+ 5 submitted), and 3 book chapter (+2 submitted). He has attended 9 national/international conferences as invited (plenary) speaker and he was the leading author of 10 contributions in international conferences (+15 as a collaborator author).
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).
Assoc. Prof. Svingen is Head of Research group for Molecular & Reproductive Toxicology at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Food). His research group focuses on how early life exposure to environmental chemicals, particularly endocrine disruptors, can adversely affect development and lead to disease. His research group conducts basic research alongside involvement in regulatory toxicology. Main focus is on the mechanisms of effects leading to reproductive and neurodevelopmental disorders.
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