Editorial Board

Founding 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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