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Mohammad K Alam

Dr. M.K. Alam is a Professor (Associate), Orthodontic Department (Since October 2016), and HEAD Preventive Dentistry Department (August 2017 to September 2020), College of Dentistry, Jouf University and former Orthodontist at Orthodontic Unit, School of Dental Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia (5.6 years), HEAD and Assistant Professor, at Department of Orthodontics, Bangladesh Dental College, Dhaka University (3.1 years). He received his dentistry training at the University of Dhaka (2001) and his Ph.D. in Orthodontics from Hokkaido University, Japan (March 2008). His H index is 27 and RG score is 41.93. He has supervised more than 25 MSc, MOMSurg, and Ph.D. students as a main and co-guide. Currently, he is the supervisor for more than 6 postgraduate students at the school of dental sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia with both national and international platforms. He has both academic and clinical lead for orthodontics; with more than 600 publications and authors for plenty of books and chapters. He is a member of the Editorial and Review Board of many International and National Journals. He has been the invited speaker at several university orthodontic departments and guest speaker at lectures and courses worldwide.

Silvia Alessi-Severini

Professor at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada. Former Member of the Canadian Drug Expert Committee and the Manitoba Drug Standards and Therapeutics Committee. Member of the PEBC Panel of Examiners for the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination. Board member of the Women's Health Research Foundation of Canada.

Christian L Althaus

Head of Research Group at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Christian Althaus uses mathematical and computational modeling in combination with data analyses to investigate how the population biology of infectious diseases is affected by environmental changes, dynamic patterns of host immunity, or public health interventions. Key areas of his research are the transmission and control of sexually transmitted infections (STI), antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases.

Gunjan Arora

I am currently working as Asscociate research scientist at Yale University. Previously I worked as Postdoctoral fellow at National Institutes of Health, USA. My current work is on infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, Lyme, Anthrax. In my project, I study immune correlates of protection to malaria. I have about 10 years of post-PhD experience in Global health, Immunology and Microbiology. I did my PhD from CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India working on bacterial pathogens M. tuberculosis and other gram-positive bacterial pathogens. I worked as Vaccine Research Innovation awardee at Translational Health Science and Technology Institute in India.

I have 26 publications in International peer-reviewed journals and have published 4 Book chapters. My current h-index is 18. In the recent past, I have served as reviewer for Frontiers Journal, MDPI journals, Nature press journals, Medicine, Pathogen and vectors, BMC Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Indian Journal of Microbiology.

Stefan D Baral

Stefan Baral is a physician epidemiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH). Stefan has led epidemiological studies among key populations including men who have sex with men and sex workers in Southern, Eastern, and Western African countries as well as in Central and Southeastern Asia. Stefan acts as the Director of the Key Populations Program for the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the JHSPH.

Maria del Mar Bibiloni Esteva

Dr. Bibiloni Esteva has a degree in Biology (2007) and Biochemistry (2008) and PhD in Human Nutrition (2012) from the University of the Balearic Islands. She is a researcher at the Institute of Health Carlos III (CIBERobn, Pathophysiology of Obesity and Nutrition) and Assistant Professor of the Department of Fundamental Biology and Health Sciences of the University of the Balearic Islands.

Jason K Blackburn

I am an Associate Professor of Medical Geography at the University of Florida. I am jointly appointed to the Emerging Pathogens Institute and I run BSL-3 Select Agent pathogen lab focused on bacteria. I founded and direct the Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Lab, which combines our BSL-3 work with spatial modeling of pathogen habitats, animal movements, and ecological modeling.

Sheng Chen

Professor in Microbiology
Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Davide Chicco

Davide Chicco is a scientific researcher at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD. from Politecnico di Milano in 2014, and his MSc. in Computer Science from the University of Genoa, Italy in 2010. From September 2018 to January 2020 he was a researcher at the University Health Network (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Davide Chicco's research centres on biomedical informatics and machine learning.

Francesco Chirico

Contract Professor of Occupational Epidemiology at Post-graduate School of Occupational Health, Department of Life Sciences and Public Health, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome. Official Medical Doctor at Health Service Deopartment, Italian State Police. Editor in Chief and Founder at "Journal of Health and Social Sciences: The Italian Journal for Interdisciplinary Health and Social Development".

Carlos Conte-Junior

Professor of Biochemistry from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bachelor's at Veterinarian Medicine from Fluminense Federal University, Master's at Food Science and Technology from Rio de Janeiro Federal University, doctorate at Veterinary Medicine from Fluminense Federal University, Ph.D. at Food Science and Technology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) with a stay in Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum Amsterdam (VUmc), post-doctorate in Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and post-doctorate in University of California (USA). Has more than 228 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, 2 Technical Articles, 13 Invited Book Chapters, 48 Full-Paper Conference Proceedings, and 153 Refereed Abstracts.

Keith A Crandall

Keith A. Crandall, PhD is the Founding Director of the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University. Professor Crandall studies the computational biology, population genetics, and bioinformatics, developing and testing of methods for DNA sequence analysis. He applies such methods to the study of the evolution of both infectious diseases (especially microbiome diversity) and crustaceans (especially decapod crustaceans). Professor Crandall has published over 300 peer reviewed publications, as well as three books. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to Oxford University and an Allen Wilson Centre Sabbatical Fellow at the University of Auckland. Professor Crandall has received a number of awards for research and teaching, including the American Naturalist Society Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER Award, a PhRMA Foundation Faculty Development Award in Bioinformatics, Honors Professor of the Year award at Brigham Young University, ISI Highly Cited Researcher, and the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award. He is also an elected Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Professor Crandall earned his BA degree from Kalamazoo College in Biology and Mathematics, an MA degree from Washington University in Statistics, and a PhD from Washington University School of Medicine in Biology and Biomedical Sciences. He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Puyo, Ecuador.