Director General of Agricultural Research System
Government of Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Usman, Former Director General of Agricultural Research System, Government of Pakistan who retired from service after a spotless career of about 35 years with senior level experience on research and development of integrated agricultural production, industries, agriculture &food chemistry and bioenergy on a sustainable way. Mr. Usman is basically an agricultural scientist with specialization of agricultural, food and biochemistry working on the yield and quality of various products and published several research papers. Mr. Usman is consider as the senior most scientist in the world, always participated in the international conferences as a keynote speech, renowned speaker, organizing committee member as well as moderator of the conferences around the world. Mr. Usman established â€œProminent Agro Based Industries, Agro Based Industries and Consultancy SDN BHDâ€ in Malaysia and â€œFoundation for Rural Development in Pakistanâ€, with primarily aims to work on integrated agricultural project for Rural Development through improvement in agriculture and consultancy services to the formers at Malaysia.
Institute of Sciences of Food Production
Giovanna Battelli is researcher of Institute of Science of Food Production of National Research Council of Italy. Major current research interests are on: 1) the identification of markers for the characterization of traditional and PDO cheeses, like fatty acids and terpenes, 2) the analysis of the production and evolution of volatile flavor compounds in fermented food (cheese, yogurt, but also beer and wine) as the result of the biochemistry activity of the microbiota, with the aim to identify defects or to improve flavor characteristics, 3) the evaluation of nutraceutical value of milk, cheese, egg and meat and how to improve it by feeding animals with diets containing high levels of n-3 fatty acids from plant oilseeds. She is the author of several papers in international journals and proceedings of international and national congresses and oral or poster presentation at international and national conferences.
University of Padua
Alessio Giacomini is Associate Professor of Food Microbiology at the University of Padua. He is member of the Italian Society of Agrarian Food and Environmental Microbiology (SIMTREA) and of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM). He has been Vice-director of the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology from 2009 to 2011. He has been Director of the Bachelor (undergraduate) Degree Course in Food Science from 2008 to 2016. His recent research interests are focused mainly on the isolation and characterization of food-grade bacteria endowed with interesting probiotic properties. He is Author of more than 80 scientific papers on indexed (ISI/SCOPUS) scientific journals.
Concetta C. DiRusso
University of Nebraska
Dr. DiRussoâ€™s research focuses on the impact of dietary fatty acids on health and disease. The omega-3 fatty acids are required in our diet since we cannot synthesize them in our cells. When we eat foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids they become incorporated into cells and tissues and may influence our ability to prevent certain diseases. Among these are type 2 diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver and certain cancers. The DiRusso lab studies the impact of omega-3 fatty acids on liver and gut function to understand how these nutrients are processed by cells and how they influence gene expression. These studies are required to understand what kinds of fatty acids we should include in our diets and how much omega-3 fatty acids are required for growth, development and disease prevention.
University of Milan
Giuseppe Scalabrino Born in Milan,on July 4, 1944. He Studied in Institute of General Pathology, University of Milan from 1965 to 1968 and at 1968 he became M.D., magna cum laude, discussing an experimental thesis on the radiosensitizing properties of aliphatic aldehydes. He worked in several positions as faculty of Institute of General Pathology at University of Milan from from 1969 to present. He was the Associate Professor of General Pathology at University of Milan from 1971 to 1985. He was honored as Assistant to the Chairman of General Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at University of Milan from 1973 to 1985. He has more than 100 Publications in high impact journals.
Ayman Hafiz Amer Eissa
Prof. Ayman Amer Eissa received his B.Sc. in 1986 and M.Sc. in 1992 from Minoufiya University, Egypt and his Ph.D. from Martin Luther University, Germany and Minoufiya University (channel system) in 1999. He completed fellowships in Biosystems engineering and quality control in 2007 from Germany. Prof. Amer Eissa previously served as the director of center of marketing service university, Minoufiya University. Prof. Ayman Amer Eissa, professor of food process engineering in Minoufiya University, Egypt and from 2010 to 2015 professor of food process engineering in department of agricultural systems engineering, College of agriculture and food sciences, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. Prof. Ayman Amer Eissa, research is directed at machine vision processing and development different package systems and transportation for food products. Prof. Ayman Amer Eissa, is the author or co-author of over 60 Journal articles, and the author, co-author or editor of over 5 books. He served as a membership in different honorary societies in food engineering. He technical reviewer for most of journal in food engineering. He supervisor of over 40postgraduateâ€™s student M.Sc. and Ph.D.
Haleama Al Sabbah
United Arab Emirates
Haleama Al Sabbah is an Associate Professor and Researcher in Public Health Nutrition. She completed her Ph.D in Public Health Nutrition (Medical Sciences) in 2008 from the Faculty of Medicine,/ Gent University, Belgium. She was awarded a doctoral scholarship from Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC). Her Ph.D study was part of the National Study of Palestinian Health Behaviors in School-aged Children (HBSC-2004). From 2011-2012, Haleama was a Fulbright Senior Visiting Scholar and did Post-Doctoral studies in Public Health and Nutrition at Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Center,/ Tufts University, Boston, USA. From 2009 to 2013, she served as director of Public Health Department,/ Faculty of Medicine,/ An-Najah University, Palestine. Dr. Al Sabbah has published numerous articles in scientific journals and served as an editorial board member and reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. She has participated in many conferences, courses and research studies all over the world, including Europe, USA, Canada, West Africa and some Arab countries. Haleama earned her first degree in Public Health Nutrition from the Faculty of Medicine/ Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) in 1990. She worked as a nutritionist in a number of hospitals in Amman, Jordan and then at Amman University. In 1995, she worked at the Red Crescent Society Maternity Hospital in Ramallah. In 1997, she was awarded a scholarship for postgraduate masters-level study in Public Health at the Community Health Institute, Birzeit University, Palestine. During her study at Birzeit University, she focused on Primary Health care. From 1998-2000, Haleama received another scholarship to study for a Master of Philosophy degree in International Community Health and Nutrition in the Faculty of Medicine at Oslo University, Norway. Her Masterâ€™s thesis title was â€œDiabetes Self-Management in Rural Palestinian Communityâ€.
University of Napoli Federico II
Professor Antonello Santini was born in Naples, graduated in Industrial Chemistry and is Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences, a title obtained in 1992 at the University of Naples Federico II. He is Professor of Food Chemistry and carries out his research activity at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Naples Federico II. He is in charge of the Virtual Laboratory for Research and Food Education (and the NLL platform (NetLearningLaboratory, His teaching activity includes: Food Chemistry, Food Chemistry and Food and Nutraceutical Analysis, General Chemistry, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Fundamentals of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry Laboratory, NLL Chemistry Laboratory (FAD in e-learning) , Chemistry and Propaedeutics Biochemistry, Didactics of Chemistry, Resources for the teaching of Sciences on the Internet. He is an expert member of the European Food Safety Authority EFSA, ERWG, Parma, Italy; he is part of the Board of Directors of the Didattica Division (DD-SCI) of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI), Rome, Italy. He is member of the National Committee for Food Safety, (CNSA, Rome, and Italian Ministry of Health). He is an expert evaluator of national and international research projects.
Chamara K. Illeperuma
University of Peradeniya
Dr. D.C.K. Illeperuma is currently working as an Professor in Department of Food Science and Technology under the University of Peradeniya Research Interest Food Science and Technology
Dina L. Aronson
Nutrition Expert, Health Advocate
Bloomfield, New Jersey
Dina L. Aronson, MS, RDN is a Nutrition Expert, Health Advocate in Changing Lives by Promoting Optimal Health from Bloomfield, New Jersey She is a vegan dietitian whose specialties include chronic disease prevention, vegetarian/vegan nutrition, and lifestyle management. She is the founder and director of VeganRD.com, a nutrition consulting company. Active in many vegetarian nutrition organizations, Dina was the recipient of the American Dietetic Association's Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award in 2002. Dina has also been part of vegfamily.com's Ask A Dietitiian segments. She is the co-author of The Food Allergy Survival Guide and the Books Alive Natural Health Guide, Food Allergies for Health & Healing.
Danilo Wilhelm Filho
Federal University of Santa Catarina
Dr. Danilo Wilhelm Filho, is a biologist and MSc. and PhD at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, 1977), since 1983 at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), and since 1994 became Professor at the same institution. During the last 30 years has been working on oxidative stress involving environmental contamination and human diseases (Chagasâ€™ Disease, Down Syndrome, Hepatitis C, Nutrition and Obesity, among others), including occupational diseases related to coal mining and combustion, as well as on environmental toxicology related to industrial effluents and other contaminants such as pesticides (gliphosate and malathion), using fish and mollusks as bioindicators. In the last three decades he advised more than sixty students in Pharmacy, Biochemistry and Ecology, and published more than ninety papers in important scientific journals. Since 2013 became retired and is now a collaborator researcher at UFSC.
Mohamed A. El-Esawi
Tanta University Egypt
Dr. Mohamed El-Esawi is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Botany Department of Faculty of Science at Tanta University in Egypt. He has received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Tanta University in Egypt, and his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Dublin Institute of Technology, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) in Ireland. Afterwards, Dr. El-Esawi joined the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom as a Visiting Research Fellow. Then, he joined the University of Sorbonne (Pierre and Marie Curie-UPMC) in France as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Following those positions, Dr. El-Esawi joined the Division of Crop Biotechnics of KU Leuven in Belgium as a Research Fellow. Then, he joined the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom as a Visiting Research Fellow. Dr. El-Esawi is very interested in Genetics, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Molecular Plant Physiology, Developmental Biology, Plant-Microbe Interaction, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. He has given numerous talks and participated at more than 55 conferences, meetings, and workshops in highly regarded institutions nationally and internationally. He has received several awards and grants from international organizations including DAFF, ASRT, IRO, COST.
Kalep Bulus Filli
Federal University Of Technology
He is working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology, The Swedish Institute for Food & Biotechnology, Sweden. He has extended his valuable service for many years and has been a recipient of many award and grants. His international experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different countries for diverse fields of study. His research interests reflect in his wide range of publications in various national and international journals.
Mercy Lung aho
I am passionate about working in nutrition. I do what I do because I know how it feels when everybody looks the other way. I was a preemie â€“ a premature baby. Weighing a mere 1.08 kg and anemic, the doctors gave me 72 hours to live. But Iâ€™m still here; against all the odds I survived, and now I want to be part of the solution. As a nutritionist, I cannot look the other way while women and children are dying of anemia and malnutrition on our watch. Fortunately, nutrition has become accepted as a global priority â€“ it even has its own Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). But if weâ€™re going to meet SDG3 â€“ for good health and well being â€“ we are going to need less business-as-usual, and more unusual business. But to have the greatest impact, to tackle malnutrition on every front â€“ from under-nutrition to over-nutrition â€“ we need to better understand what vulnerable populations eat and how. We need to understand what constitutes a healthy diet in the African context, to work with the public and private sectors to promote safe, diverse, and nutritious foods.
John Tang Yew Huat
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
John-Yew-Huat Tang, a food safety scientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Food Industry at Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Food Safety from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2011. His research interest focused on the foodborne pathogens in street food, biofilm formation and bacteriophage as a potential agent to control these pathogens in food. He had successfully secured several national and international grant fundings such as International Foundation of Science, Sweden, to support his research activities. He publishes numerous scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and served as reviewer for several journals. He is currently the Chief Editor for Journal of Agrobiotechnology.
Benha University, Egypt
Dr. Fahim Shaltout is professor of Meat Hygiene, Department of Food Control, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Moshtohor, Benha University, Egypt. He is member of the Egyptian Organization for Standerization and Quality and Member EUPC (Egyptian Universities Promotion Committees) at Supreme Council Universities Egypt Higher Education Committee 102 b (2013-2016). He completed his Ph.D. of Meat Hygiene in Zagazig University, Egypt. Master of Meat Hygiene (M. V. Sc.) in Zagazig University-Benha Branch, Egypt. Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (B. V. Sc.), Zagazig University-Benha Branch, Egypt. His professional positions, from March 2006- Present: Professor of Meat Hygiene, Department of Food Control, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Moshtohor, Benha University, Egypt. March 2001: Assistant Professor of Meat Hygiene, Department of Food Control, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Moshtohor, Benha University, Egypt. February 1996: Lecturer of Meat Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Benha University, Egypt. January 1992: Assistant lecturer of Meat Hygiene, Department of Food Control, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Moshtohor, Benha University, Egypt. His Professional Societies and Associations, A member of the Egyptian Organization for Standardization, A member of the Egyptian Society for Food Inspection, A member of the African Society for Mutagens, A member of Egyptian Association for Food Microbiology, A member of the Egyptian Veterinary Medical Association 2009. Member of the editorial board of Journal of Dairy, Veterinary & Animal Research, EC Nutrition and Nutrition and Food Technology USA.
Armen B Avagyan
Research & Industry Centre of Photosynthesizing Organisms
Armen B Avagyan has completed his Doctoral degree from Moscow State University. He has worked as Senior Researcher in Armenian Institute of Agriculture and Technological Institute of Amino Acids of USSR. He is the Director of Armenian Institute of Biotechnology, Yerevan Vitamin plant and the Deputy Director of Nairit Chloroprene Rubber plant. He is the sole Founder of Research and Industry Centre of Photosynthesizing Organisms. He is the Expert of EU Horizon 2020, ERA. NET and International Cooperation programs and Council of Chemistry and Petrochemistry of CIS countries. He is the Academic Member of the Greece ATINER Academia, Member of American Chemical Society and Society of Chemical Industry (USA). He has received â€œThe Albert Einstein Award for Excellenceâ€ (ABI, USA) and Marquis Who's Who 2017 â€œAlbert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Awardâ€ (USA)
Elliot M. Berry
Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School
Professor Elliot Berry graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK with distinction in medicine. His principal interests are the bio-psycho-social problems of weight regulation from obesity to anorexia nervous, and the benefits of the Mediterranean diet; his laboratory research investigates the effects of nutrition on cognitive function. From a synthesis of this work he evolved and published the concept of the
University of Faisalabad
Dr. Muhammad Akram (Associate Professor) Chairperson, Department of Eastern Medicine, Directorate of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Government College University Faisalabad-Pakistan Ex-Chairman, Department of Eastern Medicine, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, University of Poonch, Rawalakot Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. Coordinator, M. Phil and PhD in Eastern Medicine, Directorate of Medical and Health Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan My objective is to be a part of an organization, which values merits, research skills, respects hard work and which can utilize my qualification and abilities for the mutual growth.Hyperuricemia, Xanthine oxidase inhibition by some selected medicinal plants, Enzyme Inhibition, Study of traditional system medicine (Indusyunic Medicine) Phytochemistry, and poisonous plants. Bioactivity and phytopharmaceutical evaluation of herb drugs and their natural products, Medicinal plants and Clinical trial, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics
Tarbiat Modares University
He is a professor in Tarbiat Modares University, Iran. He has awarded with a Ph.D degree. His experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different events for diverse fields of study. His research interests reflect in his wide range of publications in various national and international journals. His area of expertise, as a professor credits him with many publications in national and international journals.
Reliance Industries Limited
Subhasree Ray is the â€˜Corporate Dietitianâ€™ of Reliance Industries Limited, heading the corporate nutrition department of the organization across India. She is a PhD scholar of Ketogenic Diet with 8 years of experience in Nutrition science and Medical Nutrition Therapy. She has worked with Govt. of India in eradication of child malnutrition for 2 years. She is a public speaker of Nutrition, health, wellness and lifestyle management. She has authored 17 scientific research articles in various national and international journals. She has also presented her research work in 18 conferences, workshops and seminars. She has received â€˜Young Researcher Awardâ€™ for her research in probiotic and HIV. She is an advisor for many organizations and dealing with food and nutrition as their major component. She is the reviewer and editorial board member of several national and international journals. She is the lifetime member of Indian Dietetic Association, Nutrition Society of India and Probiotic Association of India.