The primary research goal in Zhanyuan Zhang’s laboratory is to develop cutting-edge transgene technologies for major crop species such as soybean (Glycine max) and maize (Zea mays) and biofuel crops. His research focus is on developing high-throughput transformation processes for soybean, maize, and sorghum and efficient gene regulation in complex genome such as soybean. He is also interested small RNA-mediated gene silencing, coordinated transgene expression and precise genome editing.
Prof. Dr. Do Nang Vinh is the Chairman of Scientific Council, Institute of Agricultural Genetics (AGI). He is also the Co- Director of International Joint Laboratory "Rice Functionnal Genomics and Plant Biotechnology", AGI. He is the Representative of Vietnam in ICGEB (International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology). His research interests include Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.
Chair Prof. Liang Liu is the President of Macau University of Science and Technology and the Director of State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine (MUST) of China. He also serves as a Project Advisor for traditional medicine of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Convener of 1st Working Group and the Member of the Technical Committee of ISO/TC249, the Founding President of the Specialty Committee of Immunology of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Vice-president of the Specialty Committee of Education of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, as well as a number of academic and social concurrent positions including member of Health Reform Advisory Committee of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, President of Macau International Collaboration Alliance for Rheumatology Research, the Member of Talents Development Committee and Science & Technology Committee of Macao Special Administrative Region, and the Member of Committee for Corporation between the Mainland and Macao on Science and Technology Development. As Chair of the expert panel, Prof. Liu directed the formulation of “WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy in Western Pacific Region 2010-2020”and “Cupping Therapy Practice” in year 2010 and year 2018, respectively.
Professor Mohammad Kamil: Ph.D.; D.Sc. Chartered Chemist (London); Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry London, is Head TCAM Research, Zayed Complex for Herbal Research & Trad.Medicine, DHL&ME- DOH, Abu Dhabi, UAE .A recipient of Common Wealth Award-London; Convention Award of Chemical Society-India; Association of Common Wealth Universities -London; and Global award on Unani Medicine and various other prestigious honors & awards. Worked as in charge of Drug lab.MoH India, Professor at Jamia Hamdard University,. More than 350 papers and abstracts in reputed journals and international conferences are at his credit; chaired a no. of International Scientific sessions and presented invited talks as plenary and invited speaker at various International conferences / symposia. Associated with publication of many books; Author of a book besides five/six chapters in different books; Research work cited widely in books e.g. Advance in research, Chapman and Hall, London, New York;Melbourne; Studium Press,USA,UNIDO-Italy.
Professor Abul Mandal has completed his PhD in Genetics at the age of 30 years from University of Agriculture in Cracow, Poland and postdoctoral studies from University of Stockholm, Sweden. Between 1987 and 1997 Mandal was employed as a senior researcher at the Genetic Center, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. In 2010 Mandal was appointed as a Professor of Molecular Biology at the System Biology Research Center of the University of Skövde, Sweden. Currently, he is heading the Biotechnology Research at this University. He also functions as the Academic Coordinator for Internationalization at the School of Bioscience, University of Skövde. Until today, Prof. Mandal has five patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the USA and three PCT patents that has been granted by the Patent Office in India. He has also published more than 140 papers in reputed peer reviewed journals. Totally, Prof. Mandal has supervised 12 PhD students and currently supervising three. Since 2010 Prof. Mandal has been serving as the editorial board member of several scientific journals.
Dr. Alexander Ivlev received his PhD (1968) in the Chemical Technology Institute of Mendeleyev (Moscow) for studies on isotopes separation. The next PhD (1986), he got in the Institute of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences for research on biophysical mechanisms in photosynthesizing cell. In 2005 he was awarded the medal of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences “To Author of Scientific Discovery” for establishing link between distribution of carbon isotopes in metabolites and temporal organization of metabolic processes. Since 1971 he worked in the Scientific Research Institute of Oil Prospecting. In 1995 he was invited to be a Professor of Russian State Agrarian University. Here he discovered the carbon isotope effect in photorespiration (1993) and the oscillatory nature of photosynthesis (2004) and began the project “ Global Carbon Cycle”. He is an author of 5 scientific monographs and over 230 publications in Russian and foreign journals.
Yaron Sitrit is an Associate Professor in the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.It is a part of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She is an Associate Professor and is a Scientist Rank 'B' at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research. Her recent research work includes studying mechanisms of plants adaptation to desert conditions employing modern tools of physiology, molecular biology, and metabolic engineering and on studies on truffles biology, genomics and development of truffles as new crops. His research focus on desert truffles including Terfezia boudieri that forms mycorrhizal association with its host plant Helianthemum sessiliflorum. They study the fungus at several levels i.e. physiology, ecology and molecular biology. They participate in a project to sequence genomes of fungi including our desert truffles, in the frame of The European Community Sequencing Program.
Dr. Yasin Özdemir has been the research scientist 2007?present in the Department of Food Technologies, Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute. He was also an auditor of 'Food Safety and Standards’ 2004?2007 in the Yalova Agriculture Ministry Office, Turkey. He has 1.st National Olive Oscar Award for his innovative olive technology research project at 2015.
He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences (Associate Editor), Open Access Journal of Agricultural Research, Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Aspects, American Journal of Agricultural Research, and Modern Concepts & Developments in Agronomy (Associate Editor).