Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Dr. Lu Qi

Prof. Dr. Lu Qi
Professor
Adjunct Professor, Peking University, Beijing
Associate Professor of Medicine Medicine Harvard Medical School (HMS); Boston, MA
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Lu Qi obtained a medical degree in China and PhD at Tufts University in the United States. He is now an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. He is also Adjunct Professor at Peking University, China; and Distinguished Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China. Dr. Qi’s major research interests have focused on nutritional and genetic epidemiology of obesity, type 2 diabetes and related cardiovascular diseases. His recent research topics also include epigenetics and metabolomics, and the complex interactions between omics events and lifestyle/diet factors in relation to metabolic disorder. He has extensive experience in leading epidemiology and genetic studies in large cohorts, randomized clinical trials, and international collaborations. He is currently the Principal Investigator of five NIH-funded grants, and several grants funded by other foundations. He serves as Editor-in-Chief for World Journal of Diabetes; Associate Editor for BMC Medical Genetics, Regional Editor (North America) for Current Diabetes Reviews; and severs as editorial board member for several journals such as Journal of Nutrition, Nutrition Reviews, and Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism. He was awarded ‘Roger R. Williams Award for Genetic Epidemiology (2008)’, ‘The Mark Bieber Award (2009)’, and ‘Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators (finalist; 2010)’ by American Heart Association; and ‘Michaela Modan Memorial Award (2010)’ by American Diabetes Association. He is a fellow of American Heart Association (FAHA), American College of Nutrition (FACN), and The Obesity Society (FOS).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Diabetes, Nutrition, Medical Genetics, Nutrigenomics, Applied Genetic Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics, Bioinformatics, Nutrition & Metabolism, Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension Epidemiology

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Co- Editor in Chief
Prof. Yoshio Uehara, MD, PhD

Prof. Yoshio Uehara, MD, PhD
Professor,
Clinical Nutrition
Kyoritsu Women’s University and Graduate School of Home Economics
Japan

  Biography :

Dr. Yoshio Uehara graduated from University of Tokyo in 1976 and received PhD from University of Tokyo in 1983 for investigation of endothelial prostacyclin and hypertension. In 1983, he was involved in research on salt and hypertension at Dept. of Medicine, Minnesota state university hospital. In 1985,he was offered a position of assistant professor of Tokyo University Hospital, and in 1999, associate professor and director HealthServices Center, University of Tokyo. In 2009, he was professor, clinical nutrition, Kyoritsu Women’s University. He is a member of Japanese Society of Hypertension (specialist, FJSH), Japanese Society of Cardiology (specialist), Japanese Society of Nephrology (specialist), Japanese Society of Endocrinology. He is a member of committees of Japanese government and Life science foundation, Tokyo, Japan.He is a physician and researcher of hypertension and organ damage and nutrition-related cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. His work has been published thus far in 147 international peer-review journals and in 316 literatures in Japanese medical journals. He presented more than 450 papers as invited lectures or at international symposiums and scientific meetings. Dr. Yoshio Uehara graduated from University of Tokyo in 1976 and received PhD from University of Tokyo in 1983 for investigation of endothelial prostacyclin and hypertension. In 1983, he was involved in research on salt and hypertension at Dept. of Medicine, Minnesota state university hospital. In 1985,he was offered a position of assistant professor of Tokyo University Hospital, and in 1999, associate professor and director HealthServices Center, University of Tokyo. In 2009, he was professor, clinical nutrition, Kyoritsu Women’s University. He is a member of Japanese Society of Hypertension (specialist, FJSH), Japanese Society of Cardiology (specialist), Japanese Society of Nephrology (specialist), Japanese Society of Endocrinology. He is a member of committees of Japanese government and Life science foundation, Tokyo, Japan.He is a physician and researcher of hypertension and organ damage and nutrition-related cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. His work has been published thus far in 147 international peer-review journals and in 316 literatures in Japanese medical journals. He presented more than 450 papers as invited lectures or at international symposiums and scientific meetings.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Salt and hypertension, mechanism and therapeutics by molecular biological and physiological approach.Genetic analysis of nutrition-behavior and the pathophysiological association of nutrition with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Exploring novel natural substances promoting health are also within my scope of investigation. Nutrition and epigenetic mechanism for adult metabolic diseases. He is very interested in the role of salt during gestation in offspring health.

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Executive Editor
Prof. Jun Liang

Prof. Jun Liang
Professor
Vice President of Xuzhou Central Hospital, Director of Xuzhou Institute of Medical Sciences
Visiting Scientist in Harvard school of public health
China

  Biography :

Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, State Key laboratory of Medical Genomics Shanghai Institute of Hematology, Rui Jin Hospital, Positional cloning of susceptibility genes of Graves disease using high - throughput mass spectrometry technology • Investigation of the functional polymorphisms associated with Graves’ disease.

Biography
  Research Interest :

She has a great research experience in Epidemiology of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and its complications; Genetic epidemiology of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease; The interactions between genetic, nutrition and metabolic risk factors; Lifestyle and clinical intervention in prevention of type 2 diabetes; Epigenetics of type 2 diabetes

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Prof. J. Alfredo Martínez

Prof. J. Alfredo Martínez
Professor
Chairman of the Institute of Nutrition at the University of Navarra, Associate Director of I+D+i at INIA (Soria)
University of Navarra
Spain

  Biography :

He is a Professor of Nutrition, chairman of the Institute of Nutrition at the University of Navarra since 2002. Associate Director of I+D+i at INIA (Soria). Member of the Scientific Advisory Group for the 7th EU framework, ILSi, Académico Correspondiente Real Academia de Farmacia.(Royal Academy of Pharmacy, Spain), Secretary of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS 2003-2007), Spanish Federation of Nutrition, Food and Dietetics (FESNAD president 2005-2010).Member of the IUNS Council (2005-), President-elect of International Union of Nutritional Sciences (2013-), President of ISNN (2014-). Nutrigenomics NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS with ISBN> Over 500. BOOKS AND CHAPTERS> Over 50, INVITED SPEAKER> Over 100 lectures at international and national level (selected forum).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Nutritional control of metabolism, Nutritional utilization of functional foods, Evaluation of nutritional status in different populations Nutrition and immunity ,Obesity: cell, animal and human intervention and epidemiological studies, Consumer surveys, Long-distance learning

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Editorial Board Member
Dr. Min Xu

Dr. Min Xu
Associate Professor
Co-group leader, The Clinical Epidemiology Study Group Department of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
China

  Biography :

Dr. Xu’s research has focused on the roles of genetic, biochemical risk factors, nutrition, and gene-environment interactions in obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and early cardiovascular disease. She is now the Principal Investigator of several National Natural Science Foundation of China, including “The mechanism of alternative splicing in pre-mRNA of ZnT-8 gene (SLC30A8)”, “The roles of QPCTL in adipose tissue development and body weight control”, and “Gene-environmental interactions in obesity and type 2 diabetes”, etc.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Genetic/lifestyle/nutrition Epidemiology of obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and early cardiovascular disease, Effect of gene-environment interactions in obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and early cardiovascular disease

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Dr. Gang Hu MD, MPH, PhD, FAHA

Dr. Gang Hu MD, MPH, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor
Chronic Disease Epidemiology Laboratory Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University System
USA

  Biography :

He is the prestigious member of various international societies such as Principal of Chinese Language School of Baton Rouge, Vice president of the Chinese Friendship Association of Baton Rouge, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, European Association for the Study of Diabetes (European Diabetes Epidemiology Group), European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, European Society of Hypertension, Finnish Hypertension Society, The International Diabetes Federation (International Diabetes Epidemiology Group). He has more than 250 Peer reviewed publications in different International Journals

Biography
  Research Interest :

lifestyle intervention, dietary intake and the risks of CVD and diabetes

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Dr. Qibin Qi

Dr. Qibin Qi
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Qibin Qi received his Ph.D from Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Shanghai, China in 2010. He was a Research fellow at Harvard School of Public Health from 2010 to 2013. He became an Assistant Professor at Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine since September 2013. Dr. Qi’s research has focused on genetics, diet/lifestyle factors, and gene-environment interactions in relation to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 original articles and reviews in scientific journals such as NEJM, JAMA, BMJ, Circulation, Diabetes, Diabetes care and PloS Genetics in the past five years. He received many awards and honors such as Scott Grundy Fellowship Award for Excellence from the American Heart Association and Young Investigator Travel Award from the American Diabetes Association.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Gene-diet/lifestyle interaction studies for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in prospective population cohorts and nutrition intervention trials, Genetic association studies for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Epidemiology studies of biomarkers (adipokines and inflammation markers) and diet/lifestyle factors in relation to obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

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Prof. Abolghassem Djazayery

Prof. Abolghassem Djazayery
Professor
Member, WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition; Department of Nutrition and Biochemistry, School of Public Health
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Iran

  Biography :

He is Advisory to many international consultation meetings organized by the UN specialized Agencies (FAO, WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR),Member, WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition. (appointed by Secretary General, World Health Organization, UN.). Members of the Panel are officially International Nutrition Experts.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Community nutrition: nutritional status assessment, food consumption, surveys, public health nutrition, Food and nutrition policy-making, planning and management, Food safety, Nutrition in PHC, Food security

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Dr. Marly Augusto Cardoso

Dr. Marly Augusto Cardoso
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition
Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo
Brazil

  Biography :

Marly A. Cardoso holds a PhD in Food Science and Experimental Nutrition from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Qualified University Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she is Associate Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at the University of São Paulo (USP) School of Public Health. She is currently research member of the Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition of the University of Sao Paulo (NUPENS, http://nupensusp.wix.com/nupens ), and in 2012 she was Lemann Visiting Scholar of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. Considering the nutritional transition in Brazil, she has been working on nutritional surveys in the Amazon region. In child health, she has been describing health and nutritional conditions in Amazonian counties with socioeconomic indicators that are substantially lower than the national average. The fieldwork has been done with the participation of community health agents, nursing students from Federal University of Acre, and university level health professionals with training and local supervision by her research team. Her research team has been working in the assessment of environmental conditions and child health status (including assessment of anthropometric indices, biochemical indicators and morbidities - diarrhea, respiratory diseases and other infections), and providing basic health information and training for health workers, mothers and children, including cooking workshops to increase the consumption of local fruits and vegetables. She is the Principal Investigator for the research project entitled Effectiveness of home fortification with vitamins and minerals for the prevention of iron deficiency and anemia in infants younger than 1 year of age: a multi-center study of Brazilian cities (ENFAC – Estudo Nacional de Fortificacao caseira da Alimentacao Complementar saudavel), supported by the Ministry of Health of Brazil, CNPq and UNICEF.

Biography
  Research Interest :

assessment of environmental conditions and child health status (including assessment of anthropometric indices, biochemical indicators and morbidities - diarrhea, respiratory diseases and other infections), and providing basic health information and training for health workers, mothers and children, including cooking workshops to increase the consumption of local fruits and vegetables.

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Principle Agr. Yudi Widodo, APU

Principle Agr. Yudi Widodo, APU

Senior Agronomist
Indonesian Legumes and Tuber Crops Research Institute (ILETRI)
Indonesia

  Biography :

Community development especially emphasize for alleviating the diverse faces of poverty by broadening the limitation of school or class into the real empirical circumstances (lateral site of education) without neglecting ecological perspective.As stated implicitly from the acronym of ATAS (Indonesia language) means in English UP or TOP. UP Understands with Participatory, it implies the method used for studying poverty in its various forms. TOP is Termination of the Poverty, reflects the main goal of the foundation.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Food & Agriculture Research

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Dr. Mohammed Amanullah

Dr. Mohammed Amanullah
Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
India

  Biography :

Born at Hyderabad, India, in the year 1964, completed his Masters in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Indiain the year 1986 and was awarded aDoctorate in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India in the year 2005. Extensively experienced in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. Also involved in research with 25 publications to his credit.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Current research interest includes metabolic effects of various diets in sustainable use of different drugs.

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Engr. Abdul Moiz

Engr. Abdul Moiz
Researcher
Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology
University of Agriculture
Pakistan

  Biography :

He is working as a researcher in the recently established Department of Food Engineering, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He got experience of Working in Packaging and Preservation Laboratory of Department of Process and Food Engineering, University Of Putra, Malaysia on a research project. Where he develops mathematical models to predict the respiration rate model in terms of O2 consumption and CO2 evolution at different temperatures, which providing valuable information on the design of MAP system.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Sustainable Food Processing, Food Safety and Hygiene, Food Science and Technology, Storability, Packaging, and Food Assembly Automation and applying the prediction mathematical model.

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Prof. R. te Biesebeke

Prof. R. te Biesebeke
Professor
Head of Nutrition and Metabolism
L academie Internationale Des Sciences Et D innovation
Switzerland

  Biography :

Dr. R. te Biesebeke obtained his PhD from the Top Institute Food and Nutrition, the Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands, and a M.Sc. in Applied Molecular Biology from the University of Utrecht, and holds a Biochemistry Engineering degree from Saxion Polytechnics, the Netherlands. He started his career in Biochemical research in the Laboratoire de Biochimie of the Ecole Polytechnique l’X, Paris (France) and progressed his career in the Top Institute Food and Nutrition in biotechnology, nutrition and food technology (the Netherlands). He evolved his career in Nutrition research in global operating organizations of excellence in R&D Nutrition, Food & Bioprocessing. Dr. R. te Biesebeke is Lead Scientist at InnovationWorks (Wallis, Switzerland), external expert of the World Health organization (Genève, Switzerland) and Head of Nutrition & Metabolism at l’Academie Internationale des Sciences et d'Innovation (Genève, Switzerland). He is dedicated to improve the quality of life of the general public in developed and developing countries, and more specifically, of infants, children and mothers of child bearing age.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Food, Nutrition and Biotechnology.

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Dr. Zhao Chen, PhD.

Dr. Zhao Chen, PhD.
Researcher
Western Center for Food Safety, and Department of Population Health and Reproduction
University of California, Davis
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Zhao Chen received his PhD’s degree in Microbiology from Clemson University. He received his bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and master’s degree in microbiology from Shandong Agricultural University, China. Dr. Chen’s research interests are food microbiology, food safety, and food quality. Within these domains, he has investigated various topics, such as survival, detection, and inactivation of human pathogens and food spoilage microorganisms, mathematical modeling and predictive microbiology, postharvest biology and technology, and prolonging shelf-life of foods. Dr. Chen is the author and coauthor of many abstracts, peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters. His research has appeared in several leading journals, such as Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Postharvest Biology and Technology, Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, and Journal of Food Protection. He serves on several editorial boards, such as Frontiers in Microbiology and LWT - Food Science and Technology. He also serves as active reviewers for more than 50 international journals, such as Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Frontiers in Microbiology, Food Microbiology, International Journal of Food Microbiology, Food Control, LWT - Food Science and Technology, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, and Food and Bioprocess Technology. He is a member of the International Association for Food Protection. Dr. Chen has received several awards, such as Clemson University Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Travel Grant Award for the 4th CPS Produce Research Symposium, and National Assistantship for Undergraduate of China. His research has featured widely in several public media, including Ecology, Environment & Conservation, Life Science Weekly, China Weekly News, Agriculture Week, Science Letter, and Health and Medicine Week.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Survival, detection, and inactivation of foodborne pathogens and food spoilage microorganisms Mathematical modelling and predictive microbiology Postharvest biology and technology Prolonging the shelf-life of foods

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Prof. Joao C.M. Barreira

Prof. Joao C.M. Barreira
Professor
Mountain Research Center
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança
Portugal

  Biography :

João C.M. Barreira, Researcher at Mountain Research Center, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, since April 2017. Professor, at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança and Institute of Intercultural and Transdisciplinary Studies from September 2002 to June 2014 (with some interregna), of 24 different curricular units, having published 17 Pedagogic Manuals; several invited Master classes at University of Porto and University of Coimbra. PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010 - Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto), Master in Chemistry (2005 - Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto), Degree in Biotechnological Engineering (2001 - Polytechnic Institute of Bragança). Awarded by Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) with a PhD grant, SFRH/BD/29060/2006 (2007-2010) and a Post-Doc Grant, SFRH/BPD/72802/2010 (2011-2017). Researcher in 16 financed projects (6 international), he collaborated with several national [(National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge, Public Health Institute of the University of Porto (ISPUP), Faculty de Pharmacy, University of Porto, Agriculture and Agro-Food Sciences and Technologies Institute (ICETA), University of Porto, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Chemistry and Technology Network (REQUIMTE), Mountain Research Centre, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança; Nuclear and Technological Institute; Chemistry Research Centre - University of Porto (CIQUP)] and international (Facultad de Farmácia - Universidad de Salamanca, Spain; Institute of Biological Research Siniša Stanković - Belgrade, Serbia; School of Agricultural Sciences - University of Thessaly, Greece; Institut Supérieur de Biotechnologie - Université de Monastir, Tunisie; Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera, Sevilla, Spain; Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain; Nuclear and Energy Research Institute, São Paulo, Brazil) institutions. He is presently supervising one PhD student and 2 Master students, and he was previously supervisor of 3 Master students and one Degree student, besides collaborating in the supervision of several Master and PhD students. Author of 102 Research Papers (85% belonging to the first quartile) in ISI indexed journals, 7 related publications in ISI indexed journals, 22 Conference Proceedings (6 international), 5 book chapters (3 international), 38 oral communications in scientific meetings (16 international) and 99 poster communications in scientific meetings (50 international). Editorial Board Member of Food Chemistry journal, editor of 5 scientific books, member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of Food Factor I Conference, reviewer of more than 330 scientific papers (mostly from first quartile journals) and 4 scientific books’ proposals. SCOPUS: http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=54895546900 Researcher ID: D-8269-2013: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-8269-2013 ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1233-0990

Biography
  Research Interest :

- Natural bioactive compounds - In vitro and in vivo bioactivity - Molecular elucidation - Chromatography - Product development - Advanced statistical analysis - Molecular biology

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Dr. Javed Ahmed Ujan

Dr. Javed Ahmed Ujan
Assistant Professor
Department of Zoology
Shah Abdul Latif University
Pakistan

  Biography :

Dr. Javed Ahmed Ujjan was born on 18th September 1985 at village Ali bux Ujjan, Tehsil Gambat, District Khairpur Mirs, Sindh, Pakistan, He took his basic education from his home town and Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Shah Abdul latif University, Khairpur and Master degree in Animal Sciences, Quaid Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan. Thereafter he was meritoriously selected under Cultural Exchange Scholarship funded by Govt. of Pakistan and Govt. of China in the field of Animal Sciences with Specialization in Molecular Genetics. where he earned enormous reputation by learning Chinese language, publishing Research articles in W category journals, Chinese language articles at Northwest A& F University, China. In May 2012, he joined the department of Zoology, Shah Abdul latif University Khairpur and produces 05 M.Phil. Scholars in the field and won three research Projects from HEC, Pakistan and established the Key laboratory of Genetics in Department of Zoology. Presently has more than 20 research publications mostly in the field of cattle Genomics. He has participated in the number of international conferences abroad and arranged three training workshops in the University. He is HEC approved PhD supervisor in the department and working as University Focal person for Pakistan qualification Register (PQR) and registered more than 350 degree programs of SALU University online with HEC Islamabad Pakistan at Shah Abdul latif University, Khairpur.

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Genetic Analysis of Human Abnormalities, through Linkage analysis • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) • Poly Acryl amide Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE) • Agarose Gel Electrophoresis • PCR _SSCP technique for marker-assisted Selection in cattle for candidate genes controlling the meat quality & production traits • RT-PCR and PCR-RFLP technology for gene expression and molecular characterization of MyoD family genes • Molecular Data Analysis and Interpretation by using computer software‟s • Statistical-analytical tools such as SPSS and MEGA Blast. • cELISA technique for detection of various infections such as Heptitus C and other viral and bacterial infections.

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Dr. Antonio Brasiello, PhD.

Dr. Antonio Brasiello, PhD.
Researcher
Dipartimento d Ingegneria Industriale
University of Salerno
Italy

  Biography :

Antonio Brasiello is a researcher at University of Salerno, Italy. He achieved a Laurea (M.Sc.) in 2004 and a Ph.D. in 2007 both in Chemical Engineering and from the Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy. He was teacher fellow of the master degree courses in “Nonlinear Dynamics of Chemical Processes” and of “Statistical Methodsfor Data Analysis” at Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Italysince 2005. In 2007, he was teacher at the Summer School in Numerical Methods for Process Dynamics Analysis - University of Sannio, Italy; in 2008 he was guest lecturer at the Advanced Course in Control Quality and Management in Food Industries - University of Salerno, Italy. In 2012 and 2013 he worked as distinguished reviewer for the Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Ministry of Education, Government of Chile. He also serves as a reviewer for several archival journals.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research activities are within the broad areas of complex non linear systems and mathematical modeling in Chemical Engineering. They include applications in the field of food engineering, polymer science and phase transitions with both continuum mechanics and microscopic (Molecular and Coarse-Grained Dynamics) simulations.

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Dr. John Kenneth Mensah, PhD.

Dr. John Kenneth Mensah, PhD.
Researcher & Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemistry
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi
Ghana

  Biography :

Dr. John Kenneth Mensah obtained his PhD in Bio-Organic Chemistry from the University of Houston in Texas in 2000. After graduation, Dr. Mensah then received postdoctoral training in Developmental Biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas and in Cancer Biology at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Presently, Dr. Mensah is a senior lecturer in Chemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. His research interest is an interdisciplinary blend of Organic Chemistry and Molecular Biology. The dynamic and interdisciplinary nature of Dr. Mensah’s research is evidenced by co- authored papers which span a broad range of topics, from basic to translational and applied science. His current research focus is on the assessment of the antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of secondary metabolites isolated from pure cultured fungi endogenous to Ghana. Dr. Mensah has mentored many undergraduate and graduate students in both the USA and in Ghana.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research interest is an interdisciplinary blend of Organic Chemistry and Molecular Biology.

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Dr. Junpeng Wang

Dr. Junpeng Wang
Associate Professor
Translational Medical Center of Huaihe Hospital
Henan University
China

  Biography :

Dr. Junpeng Wang received his Ph.D from State Key Laboratories of Agro-biotechnology at China Agricultural University in 2008. He became an instructor at Henan University from 2008 to 2009. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Tufts University from 2010 to 2012 and was promoted to Scientist III in 2013. He became an associated professor at Translational Medical Center of Huaihe Hospital at Henan University and was an adjunct Scientist at Tufts University since 2015.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Dr. Wang’s research has focused on effect of nutrients, phytochemicals, exercise, and functional food on immune function and inflammatory responses, T-cell mediated autoimmune diseases, and host resistance to infection in human and animal models.

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Prof. Bing-Huei Chen

Prof. Bing-Huei Chen
Distinguished Chair Professor
Department of Food Science
Fu Jen University
Taiwan

  Biography :

Bing-Huei Chen, male, food scientist, received his Ph.D. degree in Food Science & Technology, Texas A & M University, USA in 1988. His postgraduate career includes working at Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan as Associate Professor from 1988–1994, Professor from 1994–2000, Distinguished Chair Professor from 2004–present, Chair of Department of Nutrition and Food Science from 1994-2000, Director of Graduate Institute of Medicine from 2006–2009, and Dean of College of Human Ecology from 2012–2015. He specializes in Lipid Chemistry, Pigment Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Food Toxicology, Functional Food Development and Biological Activity Determination as well as Nanotechnology. Until now he has published over 175 research articles in internationally renowned journals and authored 11 book chapters in edited books published by International Publishers. He has been honored with a young scientist award and outstanding research award by the Taiwan Association of Food Science & Technology in 1993 & 2000, respectively; outstanding research award by National Science Council, Taiwan in 1993 & 1998; outstanding research award by the 4th International Symposium on Natural Colorants, San Diego, USA in 2000; outstanding research award and Chair Professor by Fu Jen University, Taiwan from 2004–present; Distinguished Professor of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in 2015; Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage in 2015. Professor Stephen S. Chang’s outstanding achievement in food science and technology award in 2016 by Taiwan Association of Food Science and Technology. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of 2 journals “Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition and Agriculture” and “International Journal of Current Toxins Research” and Taiwan Editor of “Food Quality and Safety” as well as Associate Editor of 2 journals “Journal of Food & Drug Analysis” and “Asian Science Bulletin”. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of 51 journals including Journal of Cell Science & Therapy, International Journal of Cardiology and Lipidology Research, Advances in Biochemical Science and Engineering, International Journal of Food Processing Technology, Journal of Clinical Research and Ophthalmology, International Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research, Open Journal of Plant Science, International Journal of Nutritional Health and Food Engineering, Journal of Natural Products Research Updates, SciFed Nanotech Research Letters, Food & Diary Research Journal, Journal of Procedural Dermatology, International Journal of Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Ethnomedicine, Chromatography and Separation Techniques Journal, Journal of Analytical Oncology, Journal of Research Updates in Polymer Science, Journal of Clinical, Medical & Experimental Images, Otolaryngology Journal, Annals of Urological Research, Annals of Nutrition & Food Science, Remedy Open Journal, Annals of Thoracic Oncology Research, Open access Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Journal of Medical Devices and Diagnostic Engineering, Mathews Journal of Urology and Nephrology, Mathews Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, SM Journal of Internal Medicine, Journal of Toxicology: Chemical Research, Pharmaceutical Drug Regulatory Affairs Journal, SM Journal of Clinical Andrology, SM Nutrition and Food Science Journal, Journal Neonatology: Annals of Medical Case Reports, International Journal of Fisheries Science and Research, Journal of Urology Forecast, Journal of Nutrition & Food Science Forecast, Journal of Surgery Forecast, Archive of Food & Nutritional Science, Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Annals of Infertility & Reproductive Endocrinology, Virology & Immunology Journal, Ophthalmology & Glaucoma Journal, Journal of Diary Research & Technology, Journal of Food Science & Nutrition, Asian Science Bulletin, Journal of Ophthalmic Studies, Aging Science & Mental Health Studies, Journal of Surgery Forecast, International Journal of Dug Design and Development and Clinical Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Food Science, Bioprocess, etc

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Dr. Karen Poon, PhD.

Dr. Karen Poon, PhD.
Associate Professor
Division of Science and Technology
Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College
Hong Kong

  Biography :

Dr. Karen Poon obtained her B.Sc. and M.Phil. from the University of Hong Kong, her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Canada. She is currently the Associate Professor in the Division of Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College. She was granted with invention right by the University of Toronto on a DNA biotechnology in 2000, and she has also successfully filed several patents on biotechnology in China. She has received many awards including Sir Edward Youde fellowship (1989), an honor of Zhuhai high-level talent granted by Human Resource and Social Security Office, the People’s Government of Zhuhai Municipal, China (2014), an Individual award of Innovative technology 2016, awarded by China Scientist Forum 2016. Her recent research interests focus on bioenergy and its related applications.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Her recent research interests focus on bioenergy and its related applications.

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Dr. Hiroko Matsuda, Ph.D.

Dr. Hiroko Matsuda, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology
okyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Japan

  Biography :

Hiroko Matsuda, Ph.D. is a Project Assistant Professor of Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. Additionally, I am a project researcher of Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo. My research focuses are to understand the functions and mechanisms of food components, especially phytochemical. Not only that, I also focus on cooking methods aimed at improving nutritional functions of food components.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Phytochemicals, Molecular Nutrition, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Digestion and Absorption, Cookery Science

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Dr. Ihsan Ullah

Dr. Ihsan Ullah
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Science
King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia

  Biography :

Dr. Ihsan Ullah is assistant professor at the department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has obtained his Ph.D. degree from School of Applied Bio-Science, Kyungpook National University, South Korea. He is expert in the fields of full genomic, proteomic, metabolomics analysis of bacteria, plant microbe interactions, plant molecular analysis, plant growth hormones analysis and secondary metabolites analysis. Moreover, during the post-doc he studied the gene transfection and molecular mechanism in Arabidopsis plant. The major focus of his study is on plant microbe interaction.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research interests are genomic, proteomic and metabolomic analysis of microbes especially bacteria. Plant microbes interactions and plant molecular analysis.

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Dr. Yeu Ching Shi

Dr. Yeu Ching Shi
Researcher
Institute of Microbiology and Biochemistry
National Taiwan University
Taiwan

  Biography :

Dr. Yeu Ching Shi received her PhD degree from Institute of Microbiology and Biochemistry, National Taiwan University, one of the finest research institutes in this field worldwide. During her PhD program, she performed extensive research in diabetes pharmacology, molecular biology and protein biochemistry. Her innovation on research strategy and diabetes treatment strategy design was recognized by medical researchers around the world and has important practical impact on health care. Dr. Shi successfully isolated and identified the anti-diabetes compound from traditional Chinese medicinal fungi. This discovery no doubt will have profound impact on drug discovery for diabetes in the United States.

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Dr. Shi’s research focuses on the design and development of natural compounds capable of improving and treating neurodegenerative disease. Her research has advanced the frontier of antidepressant drug discovery. In addition, Dr. Shi is widely acclaimed for her discovery of the role of oxidative stress in neurodegenerative disease as well as her discovery of neuro-protective effects of selenium on lead-induced neurotoxicity. Dr. Shi’s academic publications are well recognized by the research community as demonstrated by the significant number of citations that follows her publication. Her seminal work has formed the basis of several novel projects on-going in other groups.

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Prof. Pin-Der Duh

Prof. Pin-Der Duh
Professor
Department of Food Science and Technology
Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science
Taiwan

  Biography :

Dr. Pin-Der Duh received his Ph.D. from National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan, ROC in 1994. He became a Professor at Department of Food Science and Technology, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science in 1998. Professor Duh has focused his research on Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, Phytochemicals and Gene expression of Biological compounds. Until now he has authored and co-authored more than 70 original articles in scientific journals and authored 1 book chapter in edited book.. He also serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals. He received two patents and many rewards and honors including Awards of Industry-Academy Cooperation, awarded by Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science in 2013-2016 and Gold Medal Award in 2017 Taipei International Invention Show & Technomart.

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Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, Phytochemicals, Gene expression of Biological Compounds.

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Dr. Nilufer Orhan

Dr. Nilufer Orhan
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacognosy
Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy
Turkey

  Biography :

She obtained a pharmacist degree in 2002 in Turkey and completed her MSc thesis in 2005 and PhD thesis in 2011 at Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacognosy. She achieved associate proffesor degree in Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany field in 2013. She was a research & teaching assistant between 2002-2013 and still working at Gazi University as an associate proffesor. She is a lecturer in Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy Graduate Program, Gazi University Institute of Health Sciences Phytotheraphy Master of Science Program and Pharmacognosy Master of Science & Doctor of Phylosophy Programs. Her major research interests have focused on in-vivo and in-vitro biological activities of natural products and traditional medicinal plants of Turkey. She is also experienced in qualitative and quantitative analysis of food and plant extracts and application of pharmacopoeia methods. She had The Turkish Pharmacists’ Association Academy of Pharmacy Encouragement Award in 2015. She completed 7 research projects, published 31 manuscript in science citation index (SCI) and SCI-expended journals and 9 articles in other journals. She wrote 5 book chapters, joined 20 international/national meetings and presented 1 invited lecture, 8 oral presentations and 30 posters. She is a member of Phytochemical Society of Europe, Society of Medicinal Plant Research, Society of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, Turkish Pharmacists’ Association. She has been Associate Editor of FABAD Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013-2016) and still editorial board member of SM Journal of Urology and African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines. She is also a reviewer in 10 international/national journals.

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Current research interests includes; - antidiabetic, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, anti-urolithiatic, anticonvulsant activities of traditional medicinal plants and local fruits and vegetables, - natural bioactive compunds, - chromatography

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