Afzal Shah
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU)
Pakistan
Dr. Afzal Shahis Assistant Professor in Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad and Adjunct Professor in International Center forChemical and Biological Sciences,University of Karachi, Pakistan.His PhD is from Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Rumana Qureshi and post doctorate (in the research group of Prof. Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz) from the University of Toronto, Canada. So for (14 October 2015)Dr. Shah has published 3 international books chapters and 110 research publications in peer refereed international journals with a total impact factor of over 300.
• Elucidation of electrode reaction mechanism of biologically important molecules
• Development of nanomaterials based electrochemical sensors for the detection of environmental toxins
• Designing of new synthetic routes for the preparation of surfactants and use of their micellesfor water decontamination
• Designing of electrochemical biosensors for the screening of anticancer potential of compounds
• Development of redox, pH and hypoxia responsive polymeric micelles for the delivery of anticancer drugs
• Investigation of electron transfer reactions in peptides
• Screening the antioxidant activity of potential antioxidants using electrochemical, spectroscopic, biological and computational methods.


Erich Cosmi
Associate Professor
Department of Woman and Child Heath
University of Padua
Italy
Erich Cosmi is born in Rome, Italy on December 1st, 1973.
He entered the school of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy in the 1993-1994 academic year, and has been graduated on july 13th, 1999 summa with Laude, discussing his scientific work entitled: new therapeutical prevention of NRDS by in-utero surfactant administration. During his scholarship, Erich Cosmi was invited for three consecutive periods (1994-1996-1998), each period lasting three mounths, at the Yale University School of Medicine, Connetticut, USA, were he worked with Dr. Gabor Huszar in the Physiology Sperm laboratory and entered in a Research program concerning Reproductive Medicine.

During his scholarship in Italy he attended as a student the following departement:
Departement of Anatomy :1994-1995
Departement of Pediatric Surgery: 1996-1997
Departement of Anesthesiology: 1997-1998
Departement of Obstetrics and Gynecology: 1998-1999

After his graduation in Medicine he attended the rotation as a Medical Doctor for 6 mounths in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatric and Ob/Gyn, Emergency and intensive Care Unit Departements.
In the academic year of 1999-2000 he entered the residency school in Ob/Gyn at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy. In April 2001 he was elected as assistant professor in the Departement of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Virginia University (USA) School of Medicine for 3 years, were he developed researches in Fetal medicine. At present he is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and associate chief of MFM at the University of Sassari School of Medicine (Italy).
He is assistant researcher at the Yale University School of medicine, Connecticut, USA.
He is Supervisor for Fetal Anemia at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
From 2014 He is Associate Professor and Head of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at University of Padua,Italy.
Genetic Engineering
Reproductive Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Internal Medicine
General Surgery


Esmail Mohammad El-Fakharany
City for Scientific Research and Technological Applications
Borg AL-Arab, Alexandria
Egypt
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1. Separation, purification and characterization of therapeutical proteins and enzymes.
2. Investigation of the antiviral agents.
3. Immunology and Immunoblotting analysis.
4. Molecular biology.
5. Microbiology (Maintenance and Manipulation of fungi, bacteria and viruses).


Lizhong Wang
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
USA
The major focus of my research is on the Molecular Genetics and Epidemiology in cancer and autoimmune disease. I have a broad background in human genetics with more than fifteen years of experience, including specific training and expertise in key research areas. I have identified1) X-linked tumor suppressor gene FOXP3 and 2) genetic modifier CD24 in human autoimmune diseases. I have published more than 40 original research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Now I am leading independent research program with my collaborators to explore the molecular mechanisms of human diseases.
My research interests focus on human molecular genetics, including cancer and autoimmune diseases. My research group has established the new concept of FOXP3 as the first X-linked tumor suppressor gene in human cancers. In particular, we provided the first evidence that FOXP3 is frequently deleted and mutated in human breast cancer (Cell, 129: 1275-86, 2007), and that FOXP3 is the first X-linked tumor suppressor gene implicated in prostate cancer (Cancer Cell, 16: 336-46, 2009). Recently, we have taken a new research direction, based on our preliminary observations, to pursue innovative projects in identifying microRNA dysregulation and developing genetically engineered mouse models. We will focus on identifying the molecular mechanism of microRNA regulation in tumor cells, which is very important for understanding FOXP3-mediated tumor suppression. Furthermore, we will also utilize new approaches with both forward and reverse genetics to develop more human-like mouse models of prostate cancer, which will aid the search for cancer-causing genes and improve the predictive value of laboratory cancer drug testing. The identification of new human cancer genes and understanding of their role in the formation of tumors will provide a potential avenue to explore new therapeutic strategies. In addition, apart from the tumor suppressor FOXP3, our research also focuses on identifying the functional role of the potential oncogene CD24 in the development and progression of both breast cancer, prostate cancer and multiple sclerosis.


Mahbod Sahebi
Laboratory of Plantation Crops
Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Malaysia
I am Mahbod Sahebi PhD in plant biotechnology, and Working as postdoc in Laboratory of plant protection, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, University Putra Malaysia since 2015 till current. My field of interest : Gene identification, Gene Isolation, Gene Transformation, Functional studies of Novel genes, Arabidopsis Thaliana as a model plant, Tissue culture
Gene identification
Gene Isolation
Gene Transformation
Functional studies of Novel genes
Arabidopsis Thaliana as a model plant
Tissue culture


Milena Ferreira dos Santos
National Institute of Amazon Research
Brazil
I have undergraduation in Full Degree in Biological Sciences and I am master in Genetics, Biodiversity and Conservation at the State University of Southwestern Bahia and PhD Student in Genetics, Conservation and Evolutionary Biology by the National Institute of Amazon Research. All institutions are Brazilian.
I have experience in Animal Genetics and Evolution, areas in which I have published scientific articles. My studies involve analyses from classical and molecular cytogenetics, phylogeny, phylogeography and evolution of animal groups.
Animal Genetics and Evolution
Classical and Molecular cytogenetics
Phylogeny
Phylogeography
Evolution of animal groups


Osam Mazda
Professor
Department of Immunology
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Japan
Biography
Name: Osam Mazda
Professor
Department of Immunology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine,
Kamikyo, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan

Education and Career:
1985: Graduation from Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Medical Doctor licensure 1985: Clinical Resident (Internal Medicine), Jichi Medical School.
1986: Department of Clinical Immunology, Jichi Medical School
1988: Resident, Chest Disease Research Institute, Kyoto University
1989: Post-Graduate Course, Department of Immunology, Chest Disease Research Institute, Kyoto University
1993: MD.PhD
1993: Research Fellow, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology, Chest Disease Research Institute, Kyoto University
1994: Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
1999: Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
2008: Japan Science and Technology Agency, PRESTO researcher (until March 2012)
2010: Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
2011: Professor, Department of Immunology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine.
Immunology and regenerative medicine. More specifically, analyses and regulation of anti-virus immune responses; analyses and regulation of anti-tumor immune responses; and mechanisms and application of somatic cell reprogramming.


Saira Ali
Microbial Physiology Group
National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Faisalabad,
Pakistan
Dr. Saira Ali is affiliated as associate researcher at National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad, Pakistan. She has done PhD in Biotechnology with major emphasis on the biochemical and molecular characterization of biocontrol metabolites (enzymes, antibiotics, homoserine lactones and peptides) produced by beneficial rhizobacteria for the biological control of plant diseases. Dr. Ali has performed some experiments in collaboration with Dr. George Lazarovits, research director (A & L Biologicals, London, ON, Canada) for the biological control of plant diseases against various fungal pathogens. Aside from this they both have worked together to determine the potential of biocontrol metabolites by using various ranges of their concentration. They also developed method for the Real-time PCR to determine the effect of these metabolites in vivo. By having extensive expertise in the field of genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry, Dr. Ali has given training to many internees in her Laboratory at the institute. As a member of many scientific communities she has broad vision into the current research area of biotechnology and molecular biology.
1. Biological control of diseases
2. Biotechnology
3. Genetic engineering and cloning
4. Metabolomics
5. Microbial physiology
6. Microbiology (diversity and characterization)
7. Phytopathology


Shaaban Hemdan Moussa
Assistant Professor
Microbial Biotechnology Department
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Researsh Institute
University of Sadat City
Egypt
Dr. Shaaban H. Moussa has received his PhD in Minoufiya University- Egypt in corporation with Duisburg-Essen University - Germany during the period of 2006-2011 Currently; he is working as assistant professor in Microbial Biotechnology Department, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI), University of Sadat City. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals and he has authored many research articles and 3books. He is a member of many scientific committees.
1. Isolation and Purification of Microorganisms
2. Identification of Microorganisms
3. Microbial Enzymes
4. Fermentation biotechnology
5. Microbial Polysaccharides
6. Microbial Genetics
7. Microbial Degradation
8. Microbial- Plant Interaction


Shi-Hong Zhang
Professor
College of Plant Sciences
Jilin University
PR China
Dr. Zhang graduated from the China Agricultural University and earned his Ph.D. degree in plant pathology in 2003. Then he worked as a senior scientist in the biology department of the Chinese university of Hong Kong. In the year of 2006, he transferred from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and joined Jilin University as a full professor. Dr. Zhang has been the chairman of Science Committee of College of Plant Science because of his outstanding contributions in the field. Now, he is a PI in the Key Laboratory for Crop Genetic Engineering and Molecular Plant Pathology in Jilin Province.
Dr. Zhang has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of plant protection, especially in the areas of Molecular Plant Pathology. Besides that, Dr. Zhang also has many years of experience in managing research projects related to plant biological control and applied fungal biotechnology. Till now, he has published 100 peer-reviewed papers in his research fields. These publications provide novel insights into our understanding of pathogenicity of fungal pathogens. In addition, 20 China Invention Patents have been authorized, most of which are resistant genes from fungal resource and we believe they are useful for crop resistant improvement against bio- or abio-stress.
1. Plant protection, especially in the areas of Molecular Plant Pathology
2. Plant biological control and applied fungal biotechnology
3. Crop resistant improvement against bio- or abio-stress


Shimao Zhu
Shenzhen Weiguang Biological Products Co., Ltd
China
I received my B.S. degree in Bioengineering from the Huaibei Normal University, Anhui, China and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology from Sun Yat-sen University. During the period of Ph.D. study, the focus of my research was on the functional genomics of baculovirus and we for the first time unraveled the multifunctional roles of the baculovirus core gene ac83. Currently, I work in Shenzhen Weiguang Biological Products Co., Ltd, taking charge of rabies vaccine development. We successfully obtained a chicken embryo cell adapted rabies virus strain and we also characterized the molecular biology of this vaccine strain. The downstream purification process of this vaccine strain is currently under establishment.
Baculovirus, Rabies virus, rabies vaccine development


Shireen Kamal Assem
Professor and Director
Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute
Agricultural Research Center (ARC)
Egypt
Professor Shireen Assem received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology in 1999 from The Faculty of Science, Cairo University, she is a specialized in plant genetic engineering, molecular biology and biotechnology.
At present, she is The Director of The Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI) and the Head Research Scientist of The Plant Transformation and Biopharmaceuticals Lab.
2010-2014: The Deputy Director for Training and Extension, AGERI.
2007-2010: Head of the Plant Molecular Biology Department, AGERI.
2004-2010: Senior Research Scientist, AGERI
1999-2004: Research Scientist, AGERI
1992-1999: Assistant Researcher, AGERI
1986-1992: Research Assistant, AGERI
Prof. Shireen is a reviewer for many national and international funding schemes. She participated in many scientific conferences and workshops and published many scientific articles and papers in national, international conferences and journals.
The main interest of Dr. Assem’s Laboratory lies in the practical application of biotechnology to improve agricultural crops. Her research focuses mainly on cereal crops improvement through genetic engineering under the biosafety regulations for the development of new transgenic varieties with specific traits beneficial for the developing countries. She had many studies and experience in developing methods of gene transfer to monocot plants (i.e. maize, barley, sorghum, etc.) and in the development of plant-based biopharmaceuticals for human or livestock. During the last ten years her research focused on the improvement of maize crop for abiotic stress tolerance. In sorghum, she focuses her research on the genetic modification of sorghum for yield improvement under environmental stresses and the biofortification of sorghum for human and animal consumption. She has been the principal investigator of some national and international research projects.


Suresh Kumar
Principal Scientist
Department of Plant Biochemistry
Division of Biochemistry
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
India
Dr. Suresh Kumar is a Principal Scientist, Borlaug Fellow, Indo-US Research Fellow, and INSA Visiting Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Plant Science) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has been a Visiting Scientist and IUSSTF Fellow at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, and recipient of prestigious Borlaug Fellowship from the US Department of Agriculture, USA. Dr. Kumar has more than 125 publications in his credit, and he is member of the editorial boards of a number of scientific journals, reviewer for several prestigious journals including Transgenic Research, BMC Microbiology, Pest Management Science, Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum etc. Research interest of Dr. Kumar is Molecular Biology of abiotic stress tolerance in plants.
1. Stress biology of crop plants
2. Molecular biology of apomixis
3. Genetic manipulation of crop plants
4. Molecular Biology of abiotic stress tolerance in plants


Yuzheng Zhao
Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
East China University of Science and Technology
China
Dr. Yuzheng Zhao obtained his Ph.D. degree and joined the School of Pharmacy at East China University of Science and Technology in June, 2012. Currently he works as an associate professor of medical chemical biology at ECUST and focuses on biotechnology and drug discovery. In 2011, Dr. Zhao and colleagues developed a series of genetically encoded fluorescent sensors for intracellular NADH detection. Recently, he and colleagues reported the second-generation genetically encoded sensor for NADH/NAD+. Owing to their superior properties and ease of usage, these NADH/NAD+ sensors have been requested by researchers from more than 80 labs worldwide. Dr. Zhao has published a few peer-reviewed papers, such as Cell Metabolism, EMBO Journal et al., 1 book chapters and 6 patents. He also got many honors and rewards for his creative work, including Mayor of Shanghai Award for Youth Science and Technology Invention and Young Scientist Program-Travel Fellowship the 13th FAOBMB Congress.
Metabolite imaging
Understanding the links between cell metabolism and cancer
High-throughput chemical and genetic screening technology
Drug discovery


Marwa I Abd El-Hamid
Lecturer of Microbiology
Microbiology Department
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Zagazig University
Egypt
•Obtaining a Bachelor of Veterinary Medical Sciences, a Master and a Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Veterinary Medical Sciences (Bacteriology), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University
•A Lecturer of Microbiology, department of microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt
•Teaching experience of theoretical and practical courses in Bacteriology, Mycology, Immunology and Molecular Biology
•Supervised on MVSc and PhD theses (Bacteriology, Mycology and Immunology)
•Participated in scientific workshops and seminars
•Experience in Microbiology and molecular biology techniques
•Experienced in Web-based High-throughput primer design, sequence analysi and bioinformatics
•Submission of DNA and protein sequences` data for various important genes on the GenBank
•Edition of a significant book in molecular biology
•A General Coordinator for Quality Assurance and Accreditation
•A member of Community Participation and Development Environment (Standard no 7)
•A member of the Editorial Board of several international journals
•An Associate Editor in various international journals
•A peer reviewer in many international journals
•A potential paid peer reviewer at SciRev
•Publishing many articles in impacted international journals
•Microbiology
•Diagnostic Bacteriology
•Food Microbiology
•Clinical and applied Immunology
•Mycology
•Alternative Medicine, Plant Extracts
• Gene expression
•Molecular biology
•Bioinformatics
•DNA Sequencing
•Genetics


Dr.Norhan K Abd El-Aziz
Lecturer of Microbiology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Zagazig University
Egypt
Norhan K Abd El-Aziz is a Lecturer of Microbiology, a General Coordinator for Quality Assurance and Accreditation and a Member of Standard Society and Environment Service, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt.I obtained my MVSc and PhD degreesin Microbiology at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University.I teach theoretical and practical courses in general and special bacteriology, advanced mycology, basic and clinical immunology and molecular biology. I am a supervisor on 30 post graduate students enrolled for PhD and MVSc in bacteriology, mycology and immunology topics. I attended several symposia, training courses and workshops inmolecular biology obtaining good experience in web-based high-throughput Primer Design, practical PCR, Contig Assembly DNA Sequencing,Sequence Analysis and Bioinformatics. I served as a reviewer and an Editorial Board member for several peer reviewing journals. I published many scientific papers in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Gene expression andAlternative Medicine in many scientific journals.
Clinical Microbiology
Food Microbiology
Anaerobes
Mycoplasmas
Microbial Drug Resistance
Qualitative and Quantitative PCRs
Gene Expression
DNA Sequencing and Sequence Analysis
Herbal Extracts and Alternative Medicine
Advanced Mycology
Immunology