Akhilesh Kumar Singh
Assistant Professorh
Amity Institute of Biotechnologyh
Amity Universityh
Lucknow Campush
Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh, M.Tech. & Ph.D. was Lecturer (Sep’ 2008-Dec’ 2012) and Senior Lecturer (Jan’ 2013-Aug’ 2014) at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, India. Presently, he is working as Assistant Professor (Sep’ 2014-Till date) at Amity Institute of Biotechnology of same University. Dr. Singh has attained dual master’s degree in science as well as technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and Kharagpur in 2000 and 2002 respectively. Further, he was awarded Doctorate in 2009 from the IIT Kharagpur. He has qualified prestigious Junior Research Fellowship-National Eligibility Test (NET) in Life Sciences awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India in June 2002 in addition to Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB)-NET awarded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India in September 2014. Furthermore, he has also qualified National level Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)-2001 in Life Science conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India with All India Rank of 94 out of the appearing 2206 students, i.e. within top 4.2 % of candidates. Dr. Singh credited with 11 research papers, 01 review article and 02 book chapters in various reputed national and international book publishers. He served and serving as an editorial board member and reviewer of various Journals. He is interdisciplinary-trained Industrial Microbiologist and Biotechnologist (Bacterial and Cyanobacterial Polyhydroxyalkanoate bioplastics/ Biodegradable plastics) with extensive experience ranges from physiology, biochemistry to biotechnology. Well expertise in separation, characterization including material properties of natural products from bacteria and algae such as ‘Polyhydroxyalkanoate Bioplastics’. Apart from this, currently entered into novel field of research “Nano-Biotechnology” (with aim to explore its potential applications in various science and technology). Research area of interest (of Dr. Singh) includes Bioscience & Biotechnology [Bacterial and Cyanobacterial Polyhydroxyalkanoate bioplastics/Biodegradable plastics; Nitric Oxide (NO) Signaling in Cyanobacteria; Biodegradation of pesticides, Biopesticides, Biodiesel including Nano-Biotechnology].
Biosciences and Applied Biotechnology (Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, Pesticide Biodegradation, NO Signalling, Biodiesel & Nanobiotechnology).

Biplab Sarkar
Senior Scientist
National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management
Pune, India
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Environmental science
Environmental biotechnology

C. Balachandran
Department of Hematology
Fujita Health University
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Cancer Biology
Animal Biology
Molecular Docking Studies
Molecular Biology
Chromatographic Techniques

Jianmin Zhang
Associate Professor
College of Veterinary
South China Agricultural University
Dr. Jianmin Zhang, Born on July, 1983, Associate Professor in College of Veterinary Medicine, South China Agriculture University. He obtained B.S. in Veterinary Medicine in June 2005 and M. S. in Veterinary Medicine in June 2008 at Huazhong Agricultural University, Ph. D. in Veterinary Medicine in June 2011 at the South China Agriculture University. Postdoctoral research associate in Food Microbiology from 2011 to 2013 at Shanghai Jiaotong University. He was a visiting professor at University of Maryland during January-June 2013 and April-July 2014. His research interests are Veterinary Medicine, Food Safety and Food Microbiology. Presided over 5 research projects funded National Natural Science Foundation of China and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation funded project. So far, more than 43 papers have been published, and 25 papers were included in SCI. Most of the scientific papers are published in the international authoritative magazines.
My research interest focuses on veterinary medicine and food safety microbiology. He is interested in molecular identification, antimicrobial resistance, and pathogenicity of pathogens, including Salmonella, Haemophilus parasuis, and Campylobacter. He has extensive research experience in the identification and characterization of foodborne pathogens and bacterial antimicrobial resistance.

João Rodrigo Mesquita
Assistant Professor
Agrarian Superior School
Polytechnic Institute of Viseu
João Rodrigo Mesquita obtained his DVm in 2006 at UTAD, later receiving his MSc and in 2012 his PhD at the Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Porto. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Agrarian Superior School of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu where he has been teaching since 2006. He has been devoting efforts in the field of enteric viruses, mainly emerging and zoonotic diseases.
Enteric viruses, mainly emerging and zoonotic diseases.

Man Wang
Assistant Professor
Medical College of Qingdao University
Dr. Man Wang received her Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology in 2009, Master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2011, and was awarded her Ph.D. in Virology from Wuhan University, China in 2014. Dr. Man Wang is presently working as an assistant professor at Medical College of Qingdao University, China. The focus of her work involves identifying and characterizing antiviral drugs and vaccines for viruses. She also unravels the protective immune mechanisms of vaccine candidates. So far, she has identified several efficient vaccine candidates against Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and EBV-associated malignancies. Morevoer, she further elucidated the humoral and cellular immune responses induced by these candidates in animal models. She has published nine papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
1. Pathogenic mechanism of herpesvirus.
2. Screening and identification of anti-viral drugs and vaccine candidates.
3. The antiviral immune mechanism of vaccine candidates.
4. High-throughput data analysis.
5. Proteomic analysis

Marcus Vinicius de Aragão Batista
Department of Biology
Center for Biological and Health Sciences
Federal University of Sergipe
Graduate in BiologicalSciencesat Universidade Federal de Sergipe (2006), Master in Geneticsat Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (2010) and PhD in Geneticsat Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (2013). He is a Professor in the Department of Biology at the Federal University of Sergipe, teaching Basic Genetics, Evolution, Bioinformatics and Bioethics. He is a member of the Graduate Program in Parasitic Biology and the Graduate Program in Biotechnology - RENORBIO of Federal University of Sergipe. He has experience in Genetics, with emphasis in Microorganisms Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics, acting on the following topics: Bioinformatics; Comparative and Structural Genomics; Evolution and Molecular Phylogeny; Population Genetics; Virology; Papillomavirus; Molecular Biology.
Viral genetics, genomics and bioinformatics
Molecular epidemiology of viral agents
Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of viruses
Structural studies of viral proteins

Maximino Manzanera
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
Institute of Water Research
University of Granada
Maximino Manzanera started his Ph.D. in 1995 after obtaining a degree in Biological Sciences at University of Granada. His Thesis focused in the regulation of aromatic hydrocarbons degradation by Pseudomonas putida KT2440 at the High Research Council (CSIC). In year 2000 he began his postdoctoral studies at Cambridge University in the Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Genetics, Department of Chemistry and Cambridge Institute for Medical Research until year 2005. Over this period of time he studied anhydrobiosis on microorganisms, used E. coli as cell factory for the production of human cytokines, expressed NFkB and the DNA its binds to create nanonetworks getting in contact with nanobiotechnology, and looked for inhibitors of protease MT1-MMP, to reduce the spread of cancer cells. Then he returned to Spain with the Ramón y Cajal fellowship (national brain-hunting program for expat researchers) starting his research group based at the Institute for Water Research (Univ. of Granada). In year 2011 he joined the Dept. of Microbiology at the Faculty of Pharmacy (University of Granada) where he lectures on Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Technology. Currently Maximino leads a group of 3 Ph.D. students, 2 M.Phil. Students and 2 technicians to carry out his studies on microbial anhydrobiosis, plant-microbe interactions and valorisation of residues for the production of Biodiesel. He has participated in 16 research projects and co-authored 31 research papers in journals with high impact factor, and 7 book chapters in prestigious editorials.
Microbial anhydrobiosis
Plant-microbe interactions
Valorisation of residues for the production of Biodiesel

Müge Özguler
Infection Control Unit and Diagnosis Related Group Unit
Elazig City General Secretariat
Association of City Public Hospitals
I was born in 1982 in Elazig. I completed my first, middle and high school education in Elazig. I graduated from high school in 2000. I started my medical training in the same year, at the Firat University Faculty of Medicine. I got medical education between the 2000-2006 and graduated from medical school. In November 2006, I started my specialty training at Firat University Faculty of Medicine in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology. By completing my specialization in May 2012, I started to work at Kastamonu Dr.Münif Islamoglu City Hospital of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic. 5 months and 15 days I worked at this hospital. Then I started to work at Elazig Training and Education Hospital as a Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology specialist. Recently, I am working for general secretary of public hospitals in Elazig as a chief of Infection Control unit and Unit of Diagnosis Related Groups. I am married and have a boy and a girl.
1. Chronic Hepatitis
2. Febrile Neutropenia
3. Fever of Unknown Origin
4. HIV infections

Oumar Traore
National Laboratory of Public Health
Burkina Faso
Oumar TRAORE was born in November 8, 1979 at Kournion a village located in the west of Burkina Faso. He did his primary school there and the secondary school at Orodara and Banfora two towns located in the Western part of the country. He went to University in 2004 for earth science faculty. After two years he studied microbiology and defense his Master II about the microbiological quality of water currently used in Ouagadougou. In 2011 he got a grant from International Foundation for Science (IFS) and with a collaboration of Finish partners he decided to pursue for a PhD at the University of Ouagadougou. He is also an office worker as Microbiologist at National Laboratory of Public Health and works on the field of water quality since 2010. He had two publications in reputed journals and still writing manuscripts for submission. He participated in different internationals meeting.
Microbial Quality of Water

Qinfang Liu
Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
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RNA Virus
DNA Virus

Sandip Paul
Department of Microbiology
University of Washington
The research of Dr. Paul is primarily focused on analysis and understanding of diverse adaptive evolutionary mechanisms in microbes through the use and development of different software tools. His earlier works have explored the genomic and proteomic signatures of various microbes adapted to different environmental niches and ascertaining the adaptive molecular traits. His recent works have provided important insights into the adaptive evolutions necessary for phenotypic diversification of entero-pathogenic microorganisms like Escherichia coli and Salmonella.
1. Applying Next-generation high-throughput sequencing (HT-NGS) technologies and Comparative genome analyses in order to understand the evolution of multidrug resistance in human pathogens.
2. Developing software tools for deciphering the contribution of mutations, alone or in conjunction with horizontal gene transfer events, in the adaptation of human pathogens.

Shailesh R. Dave
Professor and Ex. Director
School of Sciences
Microbiology & Biotechnology Department
Gujarat University
He is presently Emeritus fellow UGC at Gujarat University; Shailesh R. Dave is Ex. Director of School of Sciences, senior Professor and Ex. Head, P.G. Department of Microbiology, and Coordinator for Biotechnology course as well as Clinical Research Programme of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He has 35 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology. 28 students have been awarded Ph.D. and 48 M. Phil degrees under his guidance. One of his Ph.D. students worked as Post doctoral Fellow under his supervision and has received prestigious Dr. Vikram Sarabhai award of Biotechnology for the year 2003-2004 by Science and Technology Department Gujarat for the contribution for “Bioextraction of metals from sulphidic minerals”. At present 3 persons are doing their post doctorate research. More than 1200 students have been completed their M.Sc. under his supervision during 1982 to 2015 from the department. He has also worked as a resource persons, teacher or expert at more than 38 various workshops and Refresher courses. He has published more than 125 papers in journals of national and International repute and have reviewed several research papers for more than 20 International and National journals in the field of microbiology, biotechnology, environmental biology, biodiversity, biogeohydrotechnology etc. There are more than 325 presentations in National and International seminars on his name and contributed articles as chapters in several books. He has handled 19 research projects funded by various funding agencies. Prof. Dave is a fellow of various academies, a member expert in several committee constituted at the national and international level and a member of executive, court and academic council of Gujarat University. He has been awarded Hari Om Ashram award. He was a Ph.D. recognised guide for 4 universities. Under his guidance Bioleaching process and Acid Mine Remediation technology is developed for Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation. Environmental, microbiological and food safety problems of several industries are solved and solutions are given. Presently, 7 Ph.D. students are working under his guidance and 2 major projects are ongoing in the department.
Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology

Tang Yan Lai
Department of Pediatrics
The First Affiliated Hospital
Sun Yat-sen University
I am an Associate Editor for Clinical Case Reports. I am engaged in clinical work at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University and exploring the fields of Bacteriology and Virology, tumorigenesis, tumor metabolism, tumor recurrence, and drug resistance of tumor cells at the State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. Our research group has found drug resistance mechanisms in pediatric leukemia at the Key Laboratory of Gene Engineering of the Ministry of Education, State Key Laboratory for Biocontrol, School of Life Science, Sun Yat-sen University. Our team has published some research papers about pediatric leukemia.
Bacteriology and Virology, tumorigenesis, tumor metabolism, tumor recurrence, pediatric leukemia, and drug resistance of tumor cells.

Vijay Prabha
Department of Microbiology
Panjab University
I, Dr. (Mrs) Vijay Prabha, am working as Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, Chandigarh. I have 20 years of teaching and 25 years of research work experience. I have guided number of M.Sc. and Ph.D students. My area of interest is role of microorganisms in infertility and development of microbial metabolites as contraceptives. Another area of my research is molecular mimicry between bacteria and spermatozoa. I have about 61 publications in national and international journals. I am life member of Association of Microbiologists of India and Panjab University Research Journal of Science. I am on the reviewer panel of various international journals. I have attended various national and international conferences and also chaired the session. Some of my papers have also bagged best poster awards. I am also member of National Editorial Advisory Board of Indian Journal of Microbiology Research and Journal of Microbiology and Related Research.
1. Role of microorganisms in male and female infertility.
2. Exploiting sperm impairing bacterial metabolites as vaginal contraceptives
3. Understanding Bacteria sperm interaction at the receptor ligand level to develop immunocontraceptives
4. Molecular mimicry between bacteria and spermatozoa.
5. Probiotics and their role in infertility.
6. Cloning and characterization of sperm impairing factors isolated from microorganisms.

Yuan Yuan
State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity
Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology
Yuan Yuan was born in Guizhou, China, on July. 23, 1978.
She finished her B.Sc. degree in Sichuan University in 2001, and received her Ph.D. degree in State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing,China, submitting a thesis on " Study on the Streptococcus suis serotype 2(SS2)- host interaction and it’s pathogenesis " in 2008.
From 2008-to date, she work on Streptococcus suis while being a Research Associate fellow at Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology.

Research Activity:
Ph.D. Yuan Yuan is mainly focus on the SS2-host interaction and it’s pathogenesis; her work on application of human blood killing model and PMNs phagocytic model for analysis of the evasion of SS2 to host innate immunity; identification of the novel virulence factors of SS2 and some immunogenic proteins were found to be involved, including as Fhb, a novel factor H-binding, a novel surface protein, contributes to inhibiting host complement activation and the antiphagocytic ability of SS2; Ssads functions as an effector in evasion of PMN-mediated innate immunity in the context of inhibiting PMN’s activity by synthesis of adenosine; functional and structural characterization of the anti-phagocytic properties of a novel transglutaminase from SS2. These studies helps us to get to know the mechanism of SS2 surviving in human blood and leading to bacteremia.
Microbe-host interaction, and the project is related with human infectious disease. Mainly carried out research include:
1. Study on the mechanism of how Streptococcus suis survive in human blood
2. Study on the mechanism of STSS caused by bacterial pathogen.

M. Nia Madison
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Miami Dade College
Homestead Campus
Dr. M.Nia Madison is a STEM advocate, science consultant, medical writer and Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Miami Dade College in Homestead, FL. She received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She completed her postdoctoral training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA with a focus on the role of biofluid exosomes in inhibition of HIV infection. She has a wide range of research interests including retrovirology, parasitology, microbiology and immunology. Her research has focused on 1) elucidating mechanisms behind host restriction of HIV-1 infectivity and transmission and 2) discovery and development of small molecule and biological clinical candidates for antiretroviral biotherapeutic strategies. Her research has been supported by the NIH, Merck pharmaceuticals / UNCF and L’Oréal / AAAS / UNESCO and published in a number of peer-reviewed journals including Virology, Retrovirology, AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Infection and Immunityand Frontiers in Biosciences.
Retrovirology, Parasitology, Microbiology and Immunology. Her research has focused on 1) elucidating mechanisms behind host restriction of HIV-1 infectivity and transmission and 2) discovery and development of small molecule and biological clinical candidates for antiretroviral biotherapeutic strategies.

Donato Antonio Raele
Institute Zooprofilattico of Puglia and Basilicata
Donato Antonio Raele
MVD, Post Graduate Degree in Infectious Diseases and Public Health.
Donato Antonio Raele (born 19 July, 1977) is an Italian veterinarian, entomologist and researcher. He graduated from Teramo University in Veterinary Science in 2002 and post-graduated from Bari University in Infection diseases in 2013. Since April 2006, he has been Medical Director for the dog kennel of Ente Nazionale di Protezione Animali (ENPA) in Manfredonia. From 2010 to date he worked as Vet researcher of the Medical Entomology unit of Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Puglia e della Basilicata in Foggia.

The main research topics have been:
1) Coxiellaceae and other intracellular parasites;
2) Vector borne diseases of zoonotic concern;
3) Alternative molecular diagnosis of zoonotic pathogens.

Dr. Raele has authored several journal and research articles, and he has presented numerous lectures over the years in both Italy and European countries. Collaborations with Stockbridge School, University of Massachusett and Université de la Méditerranée, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille. His special interests include intracellular bacterial infections and tick-borne diseases. In his free time, Dr. Raele enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
The main research topics have been:
1) Coxiellaceae and other intracellular parasites;
2) Vector borne diseases of zoonotic concern;
3) Alternative molecular diagnosis of zoonotic pathogens.