Dr. Sule Dogan has BSc in Biology from Ankara University, MSc in Embryology and another Master’s degree in science education, both from Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey. After completing her Andrology and Embryology training, she worked at the IVF Clinic of Dokuz Eylul University Medical School between 2007 and 2009. She completed her PhD in Life Sciences/ Genetics program at Mississippi State University. Dr. Dogan joined IVF Michigan Fertility Centers as an embryologist in 2013, started serving as the quality control and laboratory supervisor in 2015 and then became the laboratory director in 2019. She has opened up new andrology laboratories, trained many andrologists and embryologists. She is currently serving as the director of laboratory operations in many locations of IVF Michigan and IVF Ohio Fertility Centers. Dr. Dogan is a certified by ABB as Technical Supervisor in Andrology and Embryology, and as High Complexity Lab Director (HCLD). She has many publications in international journals, including many book chapters. Dr. Dogan has been serving as a reviewer for scientific journals and conferences since 2010.
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.
Mohd Helmy Mokhtar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, UKM. He received a BSc. (Biological Sciences) in 2011 from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and a PhD (Physiology) from the University of Malaya in 2016. He is currently Head of the PhD programme for the Faculty of Medicine, UKM. His research interest is in the field of reproductive physiology, which focuses on the female reproductive system. His current research projects include studying testosterone effects on endometrial receptivity and the roles of honey in post-menopausal symptoms and PCOS. He also serves as Honorary Secretary for the Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology.
I received my PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology from University of Madras, India where I studied the molecular mechanism underlying the repression of follicle stimulating hormone receptor and androgen receptor in Sertoli cells of F1 progeny rats with gestational exposure to hexavalent chromium. I have successfully attained inter-laboratory collaboration to study the effect of gestational exposure to excess hexavalent chromium on insulin signaling molecules and glucose homeostasis in F1 progeny rats. Currently, my research focus is to understand the role of gonadal macrophage polarization in reproductive dysfunction associated with hypertension in both men and women.
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