Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Tetiana V. Andrianova

Prof. Tetiana V. Andrianova
Acting Head and Principal Scientist
Mycology Department, M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Ukraine

  Biography :

Dr Tetiana V. ANDRIANOVA Gender: female Nationality: Ukrainian Date of birth: 27 December 1960, was born in the family of bioscientists Profession: mycologist Institution/company address: Department of Mycology, M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Tereshchenkivska Street 2, Kiev, 01004, Ukraine Email address: [email protected] Employment: 2017-present, 2011, Acting Head of Mycology Department & 2010-present, Principal Scientist of Mycology Department, M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine. 2016-present, Associate Professor of Mycology & Microbiology etc., Biotechnology Department, National Aviation University, Kiev, Ukraine (part-time job). 2008-2010, Scientific Secretary and 2010-2015, Senior Scientist of the Academician V.I. Vernadsky Scientific Heritage Commission, Presidium of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (part time job). 1997-2004 (part-time job), Senior Lecturer of Plant Pathology, Biology Department, International Solomon University, Kiev, Ukraine. 1992-2010, Senior Scientist & 1989-1992, Scientific Researcher, Department of Mycology, M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine. 1987-1989. Young Scientist, Department of Mycology, M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine & V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St-Petersburg, Russia. 1983–1986. Post-graduate student in Mycology at the V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St-Petersburg, Russia. PhD (1987), thesis work: “Fungi of the Genera Septoria Sacc. and Rhabdospora (Dur. & Mont.) Sacc. from the Crimean peninsula (taxonomy, diversity, cultivation, ecology)”. 1978-1983. Student in Biology, especially Mycology, Botany and Zoology. Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University, Kiev, Ukraine. MSc (1983, diploma with distinction and Medal of the National Academy of Scientists for Young Researchers). Honorary posts: 2016-present, Vice-President of the European Mycological Association. 2014-present, Executive Committee Member, International Mycological Association. 2008-2014, Member of the Editorial Board (Mycology) of the Central European Journal of Biology. 2002-2014, various positions at the board of the International Mycological Association. 2001-2008, BioNET INTERNATIONAL Contact Scientist for Ukraine. 2003-2011, Secretary, European Mycological Association. 2003, Secretary; 2007 & 2011, Member of Organizing Committees of XIV, XIV & XVI Congresses of European Mycologists (Ukraine, Russia, Greece). 1990-present, Secretary of Mycology & Phytopathology Branch of the Ukrainian Botanical Society.

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Level of expertise: About 30 years’ experience in systematics and identification of conidial (anamorphic) fungi, including critical revision of type and other specimens from B, BP, ERE, IMI, KW, LE, NY, PR, PRC and WRCL fungal reference collections. Extensive fieldwork experience in Ukraine, and collecting on northern Russia, Altai, the Caucasus, different European and tropical countries, having spent several months on a Soviet research ship visiting the Seychelles, Madagascar, Indonesia, Namibia, Singapore, Egypt, the Canary Islands and mangrove swamps of Guinea (1991); a member of the Second Polar Expedition (Komarov Botanical Institute, Leningrad, 1989), and the Royal Geographical Society's first Ralph Brown Expedition (1998) [http://www.minter.demon.co.uk/brown/index.htm]. About 10 years’ experience of computerized biological recording, with particular expertise in handling cyrillic alphabet data, as a key member of the team responsible for the conventional publication Fungi of Ukraine, an Annotated Checklist (Eds Minter & Dudka, 1996, CABI Bioscience & Kholodny Institute of Botany, 331 pp.) and several major mycological websites [http://www.cybertruffle.org.uk/ukramaps, http://www.cybertruffle.org.uk/redlists, http://www.cybertruffle.org.uk/lists]. During last five years have extensive interest in Medical Mycology and is a lecturer in Mycology, Microbiology, Immunology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Co-author as a specialist in Fungi of academic course in Medical Microbiology, Virology and Immunology (two editions, Ed Shirobokov, 2011 & 2016 (2015), Nova Knyga, Vinnitsa, Ukraine, 952 pp. & 856 pp.). .

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Editorial Board Member
Dr. Priya Madhavan

Dr. Priya Madhavan
Researcher
School of Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Malaysia

  Biography :

Memberships: • Malaysian Society of Microbiology. • Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine. • Malaysian Biosafety and Biosecurity Association. • Asia Pacific Biosafety Association. • The International Society for Human and Animal Mycology. • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. • American Society for Microbiology. • International Society of Infectious Diseases.

Biography
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Antimicrobial and Anticancer Activities from Natural products, Molecular mechanisms, Drug resistance in microorganisms, Infectious and Neglected Infectious Diseases, Metabolic diseases, Microbiome, Digital Microbiology.

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Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe

Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe
Full Professor
Institute of Microbiology
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Germany

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2/2012 - today Full Professor, Friedrich Schiller University Jena 10/1997 – 1/2012 Assistant Professor, Friedrich Schiller University Jena 9/1991 – 9/1997 Scientific Assitant (C1), Philipps University Marburg 12/1990 – 8/1991 Postdoc Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands, Prof. Dr. J.G.H. Wessels 10/1989 – 11/1990 Postdoc University of Vermont, USA, Prof. Dr. R.C. Ullrich 12/1988 – 9/1989 Postdoc Philipps University Marburg, Prof. Dr. A. Klein

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  Research Interest :

Microbiology

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Prof. Alessandra Zambonelli

Prof. Alessandra Zambonelli
Professor
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie
Bologna University
Italy

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Alessandra Zambonelli is full professor in Botany at the Bologna University (Italy). She has been working on truffle biology and cultivation since 1992. She was a member of the Tuber genome consortium - established in 2005 for genome sequencing of the Tuber melanosporum and participates at the project 1kFG: Deep Sequencing of Ecologically relevant Dikaria. She was member of the scientific and or/organizing committee of several national and international conferences. She is the President of the European Confederation of Mediterranean Mycology (CEMM) and of the Italian Mycological Society Unione Micologica Italiana (UMI) and an honorary member of the New Zealand Truffle Association. She is member of the OPTIMA (Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation in the Mediterranean Area) and of the Italian “National Agricultural Academy”. She has contributed to 213 scientific articles published in international and Italian journals, books or proceedings with more than 100 of these on truffles. She is co-Author of three Italian books on truffles and of the book in English: “Taming the Truffle: The History, Lore, and Science of the Ultimate Mushroom” of Timber press. She was co-editor of two Springer books of Soil series: “Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms Current Knowledge and Future Prospects” and “True Truffle (Tuber spp.) in the World: Soil Ecology, Systematics and Biochemistry”. She was referee of numerous scientific journals.

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  Research Interest :

Fungal ecology, biology and genetics, Mycorrhizal fungi, Truffle biology, taxonomy and cultivation

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Dr. Matheus Aparecido dos Santos Ramos

Dr. Matheus Aparecido dos Santos Ramos
Researcher
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sao Paulo State University UNESP/FCFAR
Brazil

  Biography :

Matheus Aparecido dos Santos Ramos has a Biochemical Pharmacist degree (2012), Master degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2015). PhD student by the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of São Paulo State University UNESP/FCFAR - Brazil and Guest Researcher of the Department of Biomedical Engineearing of University Medical Center Groningen - UMCG, The Netherlands.

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His work is in the area of discovery of new antibiotics (syntetic and natural) against pathogenic microrganisms, Pharmaceutical nanotechnology and medical mycology. He has experience in microbiology with emphasis in clinical mycology and in ambiental and cosmetic microbiology.

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Dr. Venkataramana Kandi (K V Ramana) PhD,FAGE,MAMS

Dr. Venkataramana Kandi (K V Ramana) PhD,FAGE,MAMS
Associate Professor
Microbiology
Prathima Inst. of Medical Sciences
India

  Biography :

Completed my Masters in Medical Microbiology from Faculty of Medicine, Manipal University in India, registered for PhD from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, India and obtained PhD by publication from ASU (America). Elected as Member (MAMS) of National Academy of Medical sciences (NAMS) for the year 2017. I am a member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (LM 1919) and Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) (AMI/LM-465/2013). I am accepted as a Member Asian Council for Science Editors (ACSE) (2015). I have presented and published more than 125 scientific research papers in National and International conferences and journals with more than 500 citations.

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My research interest includes wide areas of Medical microbiology with special interest towards HIV research

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Dr. Massimo Cogliati

Dr. Massimo Cogliati
Researcher
Laboratory of Medical Mycology, Dip. Scienze Biomediche per la Salute
Universita degli Studi di Milano
Italy

  Biography :

I attained the degree in Biological Sciences in 1993 at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy. Since 1993 I am a researcher at the Laboratory of Medical Mycology, Dip. Scienze Biomediche per la Salute, Università degli Studi di Milano. The topic of my research activity is medical mycology and, namely, molecular epidemiology of Cryptococcus neoformans, Candida albicans, and Aspergillus fumigatus. My group is one of the leader research group in the survey of cryptococcosis. The group was the coordinator of the first Italian and European survey of cryptococcosis. I also focused my researches on C. neoformans diploid AD hybrids publishing several papers on international journals. I participated together with the ISHAM Cryptococcus Working Group to develop a multilocus sequence typing scheme in order to create a global genotype database. From 2012 to 2015 I was the coordinator of ISHAM Cryptococcus Working Group for Genotyping of C. neoformans and C. gattii. At present I am coordinating a European research group for clinical and environmental survey of Cryptococcus and cryptococcosis. I am author of more than 60 papers in national and international scientific journals, and more than 100 scientific works presented at several congresses

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The topic of my research activity is medical mycology and, namely, molecular epidemiology of Cryptococcus neoformans, Candida albicans, and Aspergillus fumigatus. My group is one of the leader research group in the survey of cryptococcosis. The group was the coordinator of the first Italian and European survey of cryptococcosis. I also focused my researches on C. neoformans diploid AD hybrids publishing several papers on international journals. I participated together with the ISHAM Cryptococcus Working Group to develop a multilocus sequence typing scheme in order to create a global genotype database. From 2012 to 2015 I was the coordinator of ISHAM Cryptococcus Working Group for Genotyping of C. neoformans and C. gattii. At present I am coordinating a European research group for clinical and environmental survey of Cryptococcus and cryptococcosis.

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Dr. Donis da Silva Alfredo

Dr. Donis da Silva Alfredo
Researcher
Departamento de Botânica e Zoologia, Centro de Biociências
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Brazil

  Biography :

During my undergraduate study, I have worked on endophytic fungi from mangrove and bioprospecting of enzymes. I learned how to work with fungal culture on various artificial media (such as potato dextrose agar) with diverse filamentous fungi, including Thrichoderma, Penicillium, Trichophyton and Paecilomyces. I also learned how to extract enzymes such as amylase, cellulase and pectinase. Also, I was a volunteer trainee working for producing the innoculants that are antagonistic to pathogenic fungi. During this period, I have tested various pathogenic fungi as biocontrol agents of Rhizoctonia solani on potato (Alfredo et al., 2009). During the year 2010-2013, I was a master’s student. My master and PhD’s studies were supported by the Program of Systematic and Evolution at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte/UFRN, Brazil. Before starting fieldwork and morphological and molecular analyses, I have attended the classes and seminar series such as phylogenetics, systematics, evolution, population genetics, phylogeography, fundamentals of taxonomy for zoology and botany, and mycological sciences.

Biography
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Taxonomy and systematic of gasteroid fungi; • Fungus taxonomy and systematic; • Phylogeny and evolution of gasteroid fungi; • Fungus phylogeny and evolution; • DNA barcode approach of fungus; • Biodiversity, distribution and ecology of fungus.

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Dr. Erika Nascimento

Dr. Erika Nascimento
Researcher
Hospital das Clínicas, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto -SP
Laboratory of Medical Mycology Research
Brazil

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Erika Nascimento bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences -Medical Modality from the Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá (2001), a Master's Degree in Biosciences Applied to Pharmacy by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto- USP (2005) and a PhD in Sciences from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto- USP (2010). She completed postdoctoral degree at the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto -USP in the Department of Medical Clinic, in the area of Infectious Diseases. Currently holds a postdoctoral degree in the area of Medical Mycology at FMRP-USP. It performs studies on pathogenesis, virulence factors, antifungal susceptibility methods, molecular typing and molecular diagnosis of fungi causing systemic and opportunistic mycoses such as Cryptococcus spp, Paracoccidioides spp, Aspergillus spp and Candida spp.

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Clinical and Molecular Mycology, Molecular Diagnosis, Antifungal susceptibility

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Dr. Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem, PhD.

Dr. Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem, PhD.
Mycosystematist
Botany Department, Faculty of Science,
University of Suez Canal
Egypt

  Biography :

I am currently working as academic staff member and mycologist with particular interest in the ecology, taxonomy, biology, and conservation of fungi, and my specialist interest is members of the phylum Ascomycota. My research includes isolation, identification and taxonomic assessments of these fungi with particular emphasis on those which produce bioactive materials from different ecological habitats. I graduated from the Botany Department, Faculty of Science, University of Suez Canal in 1987 with an honors degree graded as excellent. In 1997, I obtained my master’s degree with a dissertation on cytogenetical and biological studies of fungus Chaetomiopsis dinae, and my PhD thesis, awarded in 2003, focused on the ecology, distribution, and substratum preferences of the Ascomycota in Egypt. In 2010, I published a full review of the history of mycology in Egypt, together with a checklist of 2281 species of fungi for the country, and an assessment of future perspectives for mycology in Egypt. Until that review, information about fungi from Egypt had been fragmentary and highly dispersed in many often obscure and difficult to obtain publications. The checklist greatly increased the number of fungi recorded from the country and, significantly, is the first fully documented checklist of fungi for any country in the Arabic speaking world. Most recently I have become interested in the effect of climate change on fungi, especially the impacts of ultraviolet light on leaf and soil fungi. This in turn has led me to become involved in fungal conservation. I am a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Specialist Group for Cup Fungi, Truffles & their Allies, and am also a Founder Member of the International Society for Fungal Conservation, the first society anywhere in the world to be exclusively devoted to protecting fungi and the Chairman of Arab Society for Fungal Conservation. For my post-doctoral research, I got EOL fellow in 2011 and used my experience in taxonomy, ecology, biology, and conservation of fungi to document the Egyptian Ascomycota by establishing 265 EOL-compatible web pages, each relating to a different non-lichen-forming ascomycete species known to occur in Egypt. I have the necessary vision combined with proven experience leading and successfully completing complex and ambitious projects. I founded and now lead the Arab Society for Fungal Conservation [www.fungiofegypt.com/ASFC.html], which represents the International Society for Fungal Conservation regionally. I contributed the Egyptian component for fungi in the Encyclopedia of Life. I am a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Specialist Group for Cup Fungi, Truffles and their Allies. I have authored publications about fungal conservation, and organized international meetings on the subject. I have a mycology PhD and tenure as an Assistant Professor of Mycology at Suez Canal University.

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Consultant of Microbial taxonomy, ecology and physiology since 2007 till now.  Environmental Science and biology expert (2010-2011), Port Said American School, Cairo, Egypt.  General Secretary of the First International Conference on Fungal Conservation in the Middle East and North of Africa, Ismailia, Egypt, 18-20 October 2016.  Chief Editor of Microbial Biosystems (The International Scientific Journal of Microbial Biology). http://fungiofegypt.com/Journal/  Reviewer in Polish Academy of Science.  Reviewer in many local and international journals.

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Dr. Rahul Maheshwari

Dr. Rahul Maheshwari
Researcher
Dept. of Pharmaceutics
National institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER-A)
India

  Biography :

Presently, working as National Post-doctoral fellow (N-PDF) at National institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Ahmedabad (NIPER-A). The fellowship is awarded by Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of science and technology (SERB-DST), New Delhi, Govt. of India. Please use only this email ID for future correspondence. [email protected]

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Development and characterization of nanocarriers such as liposomes, niosomes, dendrimers, graphene, gold nanoparticles for the delivery of drugs and genes.

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Dr. Parvin Dehghan Ph.D

Dr. Parvin Dehghan Ph.D
Associate Professor
Director & head of Mycology and Parasitology Dep
Faculty of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Iran

  Biography :

I am Parvin Dehghan a PhD holder in Medical Mycoloy from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and associate professor of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) in Iran. I have been academic teacher for the Medical, Dentistry, Pharmacy students and also laboratory sciences and post graduates students for more than 28 years in IUMS. I specifically worked on Candidiasis and aspergillosis on immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients.The thesis of about 28 students have been under my supervision. More than 37 English and Persian papers in validated journals have been published by m

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I specifically worked on Candidiasis and aspergillosis on immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients.

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Dr. Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, PhD

Dr. Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology, College of Medicine
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal university
Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the department of Biology, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA. Dr. Khan has obtained his Ph.D. in Agricultural Microbiology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He had been recipients of Post Graduate Merit Scholarship and University Gold Medal in his M. Sc. Programme. He has experience of working in research projects and teaching at graduate and post­ graduate levels. Dr. Khan has been teaching microbiology, phytomedicine, molecular biology and immunology to these students. He has more than five years of research and academics experiences by serving as a Senior Research Fellow of Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India; Research Associate at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India. He gained international experiences in research and teaching by serving as Post-Doctoral Fellow in Phytomedicine Programme with the prestigious group of Prof. J. N. Eloff in University of Pretoria, South Africa; and as an Assistant Professor in Biotechnology at Yenugnam University, South Korea. His research work had contributed significantly in the area of medicinal plants for pharmaceutical and applied industrial biotechnology and microbiology. He had published seventeen research papers and two review article in referred journals so far. He has contributed as author in seventeen book chapters. He has one book to his credit as first authorship and reviewer of more than 10 peer reviewed journals from publishers of Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor and Francis. His overall research activity has led him with a cumulative impact factor of papers published, 29; total number of citations, 633; and highest citation of a single paper being 156.

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His thrust area of current research work includes natural products for their novel anti-infective activity against drug-resistant pathogenic bacteria and fungi especially Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus focusing on anti-biofilm activity.

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Dr. Kasun M. Thambugala

Dr. Kasun M. Thambugala
Senior Researcher
Bioinformatics, Fungal Taxonomy and Biodiversity
Mae Fah Luang University
Thailand

  Biography :

Kasun M. Thambugala is a bachelor degree holder (Bioscience) of University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and completed his PhD at Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand. He has also worked as a Visiting Scientist at Guizhou Key Laboratory of Agricultural Biotechnology, People’s Republic of China during his PhD. He has contributed numerous new taxa including new species and genera to the fungal world with DNA sequence data, which led to a better understanding of the fungal taxonomy and biodiversity around the world. Furthermore, DNA sequence data representing different genes were generated and contributed for future phylogenetic studies using epitypes, authentic specimens and fresh collections. Several important dothideomycetous taxa were revisited and a natural classification was provided for selected families. As a result of his study, he has more than 40 scientific publications with over 1400 citations with an H-index of 17. Currently he is working on plant inhabiting micro-fungi occurring on terrestrial habitats since they appear to have a great contribution to the fungal world.

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Fungal Systematics; Biodiversity and Phylogeny of micro-fungi; Fungal Ecology; Plant fungal pathogens

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Dr. Deepti Srivastava

Dr. Deepti Srivastava
Assistant Professor
Integral Institute of of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
Integral University
India

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Deepti Srivastava working as an Assistant Professor, in Integral Institute of of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Integral University, Lucknow from 1 September 2016 to till date. Worked on a project from CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow from 26 June 2015 to 31 August 2016. Did Ph.D. in Agricultural Biotechnology from Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology under Prof.Dr.K.N.Singh from 2010 to 2016.Did M.Sc.in Agricultural Biotechnology in 2010 from Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology. Topic of my Ph.D. research was gene pyramiding in Kalanamak rice using marker assisted backcross.” In master degree research programme, I did “DNA fingerprinting and protein profiling of bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria [Mol.]Standl. Varieties.” During past years ,I was engaged in various research topics such as DNA fingerprinting of blast fungus (P.oryzae) along with biochemical analysis of Kalanamak,Tetep and its crosses after P.oryzae infection, evaluation of major cereal crops for resistance against Rhizoctonia solani under green house and field conditions, identification of female and hermaphrodite specific markers , diversity assessment in Papaya (Carica papaya) cultivars, efficacy of jackfruit protease inhibitor and Bt protein against yellow and pink stem borers of rice.

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Molecular biology, Molecular breeding, Biotic (fungus) and abiotic stress

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Dr. JF (Hanneke) Alberts

Dr. JF (Hanneke) Alberts
Research Leader: Mycotoxicology Research Group
Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
South Africa

  Biography :

Assessing and reducing exposure of particularly rural subsistence maize farming communities to mycotoxins produced by toxigenic food-borne fungi. The aim is to protect populations in South Africa from the impact of dietary exposure to mycotoxins. Research focuses mainly on the fumonisin mycotoxins produced by Fusarium verticillioides and F. proliferatum in maize, which forms the dietary staple of millions of South Africans. Home-grown maize is a major dietary staple in southern Africa and known to be frequently contaminated with unacceptable levels of the fumonisin mycotoxins. Rural subsistence farming communities in South Africa have some of the highest recorded levels of fumonisin (B1) in the world, with exposure to FB1 in adults more than four times above the provisional maximum tolerable daily intake (2 µg FB1/kg body weight/day) as set by the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) Expert Committee on Food Additives. Although local commercial maize is contaminated with lower levels, daily exposure could still be a risk factor for disease development in impoverished communities. Studies are aimed towards identification and quantification of the main food-borne pathogenic fungi presenting a threat to human health; development and validation of advanced analytical methods for detection and quantification of multiple mycotoxins in food commodities by LC-MS/MS; detection and quantification of biomarkers of exposure to multiple mycotoxins by LC-MS/MS; molecular mechanisms of fumonisin biosynthesis; development of GRAS microbial strains (advanced molecular cloning approaches) and enzyme preparations for detoxification of the fumonisins in maize; development of bio-control intervention methods aimed at reducing mycotoxin exposure in affected rural areas, thereby improving food safety and security in South Africa.

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Food safety; Mycotoxicology; Biological control of mycotoxins; Analytical and molecular techniques for identification of fungi; Analytical techniques for quantification and purification of multiple mycotoxins in grains; Analytical techniques for quantification of urinary biomarkers of exposure to multiple mycotoxins; Biodiversity of mycotoxigenic fungal strains. Over the years involved in mycotoxin research as part of the multi-disciplinary research teams of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology); Medical Research Council (PROMEC Unit); and Stellenbosch University (Microbiology Department), South Africa.

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Dr. M. Razzaghi-Abyaneh Ph.D

Dr. M. Razzaghi-Abyaneh Ph.D
Associate Professor & Head
Department of Mycology
Pasteur Institute of Iran
Iran

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Dr. Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh was born in Tehran-Iran. He obtained his PhD degree in Mycology from Tarbiat Modares University (Iran, 2000). He pursued a training course on identification of antifungal compounds from bioactive plants at the Graduate School of Agriculture, Tokyo University, in the laboratory of Applied Biological Chemistry during 2006-2007. He is currently an associate professor and head of Mycology Department at the Pasteur Institute of Iran (Tehran, Iran), where he is working on mycotoxins and mycotoxigenic fungi for more than 10 years. His research interests encompass biologically active compounds of plant, fungal and bacterial origins with antifungal properties against a broad spectrum of fungal pathogens. He is also investigating ecology and genetic diversity of Aspergillus section Flavi especially aflatoxin-producing species from soil and other natural habitats. He has supervised a large number of PhD and MSc theses. He has published over fifty papers in international journals and a number of book chapters. He has demonstrated for the first time a phenylpropanoid compound named "Dillapiol" isolated from Anethum graveolens as the specific inhibitor of the biosynthesis of aflatoxin G group. He is working on the chemical basis of plant–fungal interactions and determining mode of action of antifungal compounds at cellular and molecular levels.

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Mycologist/Mycotoxicologist with experience in both teaching and research in Pasteur Institute of Iran and other resarch centers. The main area of my research interest is investigation on identification of natural inhibitors of fungal growth and secondary metabolite production from medicinal plants and bacteria. Involving also in the production of anti-aflatoxin monoclonal antibodies. Extensive experience in cell separation and fractionation, protein extraction and purification, enzyme manipulation, antibody production in experimantal animals (poly and monoclonal antibodies), chromatographic analyses of proteins and mycotoxins specially TLC and HPLC analysis of aflatoxins, identification and purification of effective inhibitors of aflatoxin biosynthesis from microorganisms and plants and electron microscopy of filamentous fungi. Demonstrated for the first time specific inhibitors of AFG series biosynthesis, Dillapiol and Apiol, from the essential oils of Anethum graveolens and Petroselinum crispum, respectively.

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Dr. Ram Hari Dahal

Dr. Ram Hari Dahal
Researcher
Dept. of Life Science
Kyonggi University
Korea

  Biography :

1) Dahal RH, Kim J. Rhabdobacter roseus gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016;66:308–314. 2) Dahal RH, Kim J. Pedobacter humicola sp. nov., a member of the genus Pedobacter isolated from soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016;66:2205–2211. 3) Dahal RH, Kim J. Niabella pedocola sp. nov., isolated from soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016;66:2650–2656. 4) Dahal M, Dahal RH, Chaudhary DK. Prevalence of Cyclospora cayetanensis and other enteropathogen among children under the age of 15 years in Biratnagar, Nepal. Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2017;7:75–79. 5) Dahal RH, Kim J. Microvirga soli sp. nov., an alphaproteobacterium isolated from soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017;67:127–132. 6) Chaudhary DK, Dahal RH. DNA Bar-Code for identification of microbiol communities: a mini-review. EC Microbiol 2017;7:219–224. 7) Dahal RH, Shim DS, Kim J. Development of actinobacterial resources for functional cosmetics. J Cosmet Dermatol 2017;16:243–252. 8) Dahal RH, Kim J. Rhodanobacter humi sp nov., a novel acidtolerant and alkalitolerant gammaproteobacterium isolated from forest soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017;67:1185–1190. 9) Dahal RH, Chaudhary DK, Kim J. Acinetobacter halotolerans sp. nov., a halotoletant, alkalitolerant, and hydrocarbon degrading bacterium, isolated from soil. Arch Microbiol 2017;199:701–710. 10) Chaudhary DK, Dahal RH, Kim J. Sphingopyxis solisilvae sp. nov., isolated from forest soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017;67:1820–1826. 11) Dahal RH, Shim DS, Kim JY, Kim J. Calidifontibacter terrae sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from soil, with potential applications in cosmetics. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017;67:1925–1931. 12) Dahal RH, Chaudhary DK, Kim J. Flavobacterium flaviflagrans sp. nov., a novel bacterium of the family Flavobacteriaceae isolated from forest soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017;67:2653–2659. 13) Dahal RH, Shim DS, Kim J. Description of Actinokineospora acnipugnans sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from soil, showing potential uses in cosmetics. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017;67:3043–3049. 14) Dahal RH, Chaudhary DK, Kim J. Rurimicrobium arvi gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Chitinophagaceae isolated from farmland soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017;67:5235–5243. 15) Dahal RH, Chaudhary DK, Altankhuu K, Kim J. Ravibacter arvi gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from farmland soil during development of new culture techniques. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017;67:5252–5260. 16) Dahal RH. Antimicrobial Resistance: A Major Issue in Global Public Health. Clin Bioctech Microbiol 2017;1:186–188. 17) Chaudhary DK, Dahal RH, Kim J. Nemorella caseinilytica gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from forest soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018;86:474–481. 18) Dahal RH, Kim J. Ferrovibrio soli sp. nov., a novel cellulolytic bacterium isolated from stream bank soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018;68:427–431. 19) Dahal RH, Kim J. Brevundimonas humi sp. nov., an alphaproteobacterium isolated from forest soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018 (in press) 20) Dahal RH, Kim J. Simplicispira soli sp. nov., a betaproteobacterium isolated from streambank soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018 (in press) 21) Dahal RH, Kim J. Chinitophaga caseinilytica sp. nov., a casein hydrolysing bacterium isolated from forest soil. Arch Microbiol 2018 (in press)

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Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Microbial Ecology, Toxicology, Unculturable microorganisms, Cell Signal Trasduction

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Prof. Maulin Pramod Shah

Prof. Maulin Pramod Shah
Chief Scientist & Head
Industrial Waste Water Research Lab,
Division of Applied & Environmental Microbiology Lab, Enviro Technology Limited
India

  Biography :

=>Worked as a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology at S.P.T.Arts & Sci. College, Godhra from June 2001 to November 2001. =>Worked as a visiting lecturer at Rotary Institute of Medical Technology, Godhra from 6th June, 2002 to March, 2003. =>Worked as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology at Anand Mercantile College of Computer, Science and Technology, Anand from July 2004 to February 2005. =>Worked as a visiting lecturer at Ankleshwar Environmental Preservation Society (A.E.P.S), Ankleshwar, Recognized by Technical Education Board, Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 1st August 2005 to 27th June, 2009. =>Worked as a “Scientific Advisor” at “Bharuch Eco-Aqua Infrastructure Limited” (BEAIL, A Final Effluent Treatment Plant, jointly run by the Govt. of Gujarat, Ankleshwar Industrial Association, Jhagdia Industrial Association & Panoli Industrial Association) from 01/11/2006 to 27th June, 2009.  Working as a Visiting Faculty in Department of Environmental Science, at Shroff S.R.Rotary Institute of Chemical Technology (SRICT), Ankleshwar from September, 2012 to till date.  Working as a Visiting Faculty at Ankleshwar Environmental Preservation Society (A.E.P.S), Ankleshwar, Recognized by Technical Education Board, Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 1st January, 2013 to till date.  Working as an Expert Committee Member at “Narmada Clean Tech Limited” (Formerly known as Bharuch Eco Aqua Infrastructure Limited, A Final Effluent Treatment Plant, jointly run by the Ankleshwar Industrial Association, Jhagdia Industrial Association & Panoli Industrial Association) from 01/04/2011 to till date.

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=>General Microbiology =>Industrial Microbiology =>Applied Microbiology for Industrial Effluent Treatment =>Biochemistry =>Bacterial Genetics =>Fungal Genetics =>Cell Biology =>Bioprocess & Biochemical Engineering

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Prof. Marcus V. N. de Souza

Prof. Marcus V. N. de Souza
Director
Research
Far-Manguinhos – Fiocruz
Brazil

  Biography :

Marcus V. N. de Souza was awarded his Ph. D. degree in organic synthesis from University Paris XI, Paris - France in 1999 under the supervision of Prof. Robert H. Dodd. He then worked with Prof. Robert H. Holtonas postdoctoral research in medicinal chemistry at Florida State University -USA. Afterwards, he moved to University of Juiz de Fora - MG, Brazil where heworked as a visiting professor. At present, he was selected for a position at Fiocruz Research Institue, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil where he has a researchgroup in medicinal chemistry synthesis department.

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His main interest in research is centered on neglected disease (Tuberculosis and Malaria) and synthetic methodologies.

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Prof. Farid Menaa

Prof. Farid Menaa
Professor, Director and Independent Consultant
Departments of Internal Medicine and Nanomedicine
California Innovations Corporation
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Farid Menaa is an inter- and multi-disciplinary professional with worldwide reputation. He has three international post-doctoral terms in Oncology, Dermatology, and Hematology; MBA Entrepreneurship and MD candidate. During his ongoing career, he has mainly contributed to the identification and functions of new human disease-causing genes and variants, formulated natural products for anti-aging and developed innovative theranostic strategies against cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and infectious diseases. He has more than 10 years’ experiences either in the academic, hospitals or industrial sectors. As Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President R&D at Fluorotronics, Inc. he actively participated in the development of the disruptive “Carbon-Fluorine Spectroscopy”. Dr. Menaa collaborates with various organizations worldwide. He is a member of several prestigious medical and scientific organizations and editorial boards in the field of medicine, science, technology and business, including in the nano-segment. He has authored more than 100 articles including research and review articles, books, book chapters, textbooks, proceedings, and has participated to over 200 scientific international events including as co-organizer, keynote speaker, chairman. Dr. Menaa’s worldwide collaborations, holistic point of view and strong expertise in various fields led him to prevent, implement early diagnosis, and develop efficient and safer therapy.

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Dr. Farid Menaa’s research interest includes Preventive Medicine, Personalized Medicine, Translational Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Green Medicine, Nanomedicine, Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.

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Dr. T. Jaya Chandra, MSc, PhD, FAGE

Dr. T. Jaya Chandra, MSc, PhD, FAGE
Associate Professor
Dept.of Microbiology
GSL Medical College
India

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Handled various diagnostic sections viz Bacteriology, Serology, Mycology, Parasitology, Virology, Mycobacteriology, Molecular and cell biology, Infectious diseases.

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Dr. Shinjan Patra

Dr. Shinjan Patra
Senior Resident
Department of General Medicine
Midnapore Medical College & Hospital
India

  Biography :

I am Dr. Shinjan Patra currently a consulting physician in the city of Midnapore in West Bengal district of India. From childhood my passion was to become a doctor and I have successfully achieved that feat with the grace of God and constant support from my parents. I have completed my Post Graduation in Internal Medicine in 2018. Now I am planning to do my post doctoral super-specialization degree in Endocrinology & Metabolism. I have successfully completed a study over hypokalemic paralysis in my post graduation tenure as my thesis and it is successfully published in one of the best journal of India.

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My current research interests are Hypokalemic diseases, Motor Neuron Diseases, Autoimmune Polyglandular syndromes etc. I am also working on various infectious disease projects in my institute notable among them is a study over Malaria which will be published in NEJM in due course of time.

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Dr. Satish Kumar Verma

Dr. Satish Kumar Verma
Assistant Professor
Department of Botany, Institute of Science
Banaras Hindu University
India

  Biography :

Satish K Verma is serving as Assistant Professor, in Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He received his Ph.D. in Botany (Fungal Endophytes) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He has also served as Assistant Professor in Department of Botany, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India for around three years. He has visited Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA as Raman Fellow for a year. He has published 25 research papers in scientific journals including Microbial Ecology, Symbiosis, Annals of Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Microbiology, Current Science etc. He has also published 6 book chapters. His broad areas of research include plant microbiomes, endophytes diversity, and ecology, their role in plant development and disease protection. He is also working on role of seed associated microbes on biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in plants.

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Applied Microbiology, Applied Ecology

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Dr. Vedant Vikrom Borah, Ph.D.

Dr. Vedant Vikrom Borah, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Life Sciences
School of Life Sciences, Assam Don Bosco University
India

  Biography :

Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology* Gauhati University, Guwahati 2016 Master of Science (Biotechnology) 2009 North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (7th Position) Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) 2007 St. Anthony’s College, Shillong (6th Position) Secondary School Certificate (CBSE) 2004 Army School, Shillong Secondary School Leaving Certificate (MBOSE) 2002 St. Peter’s School, Shillong

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Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae

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Prof. Kulvinder Kochar Kaur

Prof. Kulvinder Kochar Kaur
Professor & Scientific Director
DR Kulvinder Kaur Centre For Human Reproduction
Punjab
India

  Biography :

Dr Kulvinder Kaur is the scientific director of DR Kulvinder Kaur Centre For Human Reproduction,jalandhar,Punjab ,India,llforms of treatment like IUI/IVF/ICSI/CRYOPRESERVATION(sperms and embryos),where she manages the complicated cases of infertility with any medical/surgical complication.She graduated from LHMC Delhi in 1980 topping in medicine in all 3 medical colleges thereby getting the DR Devi Chand Gold medal from the late PM Smt Indira Gandhi&also topped in all the MBBS subjects prior to that eg anatomy,pathology,biochem etc making her basics v sound &later she managed the endocrine clinic in PGI Chandigarh during her MD days .Following that she reported the 40th case in world literature of hydrometrocolpos working in Saudi Arabia &has been working in the field of neuroendocrinology to unearth the complexities of obesity with multiple publications to her name.

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Right now she istrying to work on the neurophysiology of GnRH control along with role of kisspeptins,prokineticins in human reproduction besides her endeavour to unearth the complexities of AIDS &Cancer –during this period she managed to successfully treat the first case of nongestational choriocarcinoma of uterine body in a young girl medically thereby preserving her fertility-the first case in world literature of its kind.

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Dr. Belal Ahmed Ibne Mahmood

Dr. Belal Ahmed Ibne Mahmood
Professor and Head of the Department
Medical Microbiology
North East Medical College Sylhet Bangladesh
Bangladesh

  Biography :

a. Professor and Head of the department of Medical Microbiology, North East Medical College Sylhet Bangladesh. Teaching and delivering ormal lectures to othe medical students. Topics: Bacteriology, Virology, Immunology, Parasitology, Mycology and Clinical Microbiology. b. Consultant Clinical Microbiologist: At Medinova ( Public Health Agency ) Administration and supervision of junior lecturers and teachers and laboratory staff..

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Parasitology, Microbiology

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Prof. Dimple Kasana

Prof. Dimple Kasana
Professor and Consultant Microbiology
Department of Microbiology
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
India

  Biography :

I am a graduate of Government Medical College Jammu (1990-91) . Did My post graduation in Microbiology From MSRMC, Bangalore in 1987 with first position and University Gold Medal. Done my Senior Residency from Safdarjang Hospital and then joined U.P.S.C. post of Assistant Director and then Deputy Director Incharge of Research & Development at National AIDS Control Organization, MoHFW, Government of India (2002-2006).I was national programme officer for Quality control and initiated EQAS for HIV testing along with hands on training on EQAS and CD4 CD8 Machines. Thereafter I Was Posted to Department of Microbiology, at Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjang hospital, New Delhi as Senior Specialist in October 2006 and since then working in same Department, Now as Consultant since 2014. I am a recognized Medical teacher by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi since 2006 and been designated as Professor since 2015. I have 30 publications in various indexed National and International Journals. I have keen interest in Hospital infection Control, and Bio medical waste management and have worked in same field. Currently I am also a Resource person in Bio Medical waste Committee.

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Presently I am involved in clinical, Administrative and teaching work of the Institution and guide to MD and other students of Department.

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Dr. Dilip V. Hande

Dr. Dilip V. Hande
Associate Professor
Department of Botany
Shri Shivaji Science College
India

  Biography :

• Nominated by Hon, Vice Chancellor as District Coordinator Amravati District for Intercollegiate Research Festival – Avishkar- 2015 and successfully organized mega event Research festival in Shivaji Science College, Amravati on 26 October 2015. Overwhelming response by students of Colleges from Amravati District , 315 models and posters presented by the students and 1000 students participated in the event. • Nominated by Hon, Vice Chancellor as Subject expert for “Environmental awrad’ 2016 committee constituted by SGBAU, Amravati. • Indian Mycological Society honored “Dr. Shome memorial award-2017” during 44 th Annual meet and National Conference on Fungal Biology: Recent Trends and Future Prospects held at Department of Botany, University of Jammu, Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), India during 16-18 November 2017.

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- Indian Science congress Association, Kolkata - Indian society of Mycology and Plant pathology, Udaipur - Mycological Society of India, Chennai - Indian Aerobiological Society, New Delhi. - Garden Club, Amravati - Bharat Krishak Samaj, New Delhi. - Wildlife and nature conservation Society, Amravati - International Society for Fungal Conservation, UK. - International Science congress Association, Indore. - Akhil bhartiya Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Mumbai.

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Prof. Yehia AG Mahmoud

Prof. Yehia AG Mahmoud
Professor
Botany Department, Faculty of Science
Tanta University
Egypt

  Biography :

• Demonstrator of Microbiology, Botany dept., Fac. of Sci., Tanta, Egypt (1986-1992). • Assistant lecturer of Mycology, Tanta University (1992-1993) • Guest researcher (Egyptian Ph.D. channel system) at Virginia polytechnic and State University, Department of Biochemistry and Anaerobic Microbiology, Blacksburg, USA (1993-1995). • Lecturer of Mycology and Fungal Biochemistry, Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta, Egypt. • Associate researcher at Kumamoto University, School of Medicine, Molecular Genetics Department, Kumamoto 862, Japan (1997-1998). The main goal of the fellowship was concerned with studying the host different genes expression especially those which play role in host defense as response to lung fungal infections at RNA and protein levels. • Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University, School of Medicine, Va Medical Center, Infectious Disease section, 950 Campbell ave. (111-I), west Haven, CT 06516 USA (June-Dec. 2000). The research was focused on Arabinitol dehydrogenase gene knock out from Candida albicans as directed by Egyptian Academy of Science). • Associate Professor at Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University since 2001 • 8-Professor of Microbiology at Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University since Nov., 2006

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• Fungi Identification. • Enzyme and protein purification • Enzyme kinetic mechanism elucidation • In vitro DNA transcription and PCR • Candida and bacterial transformation. • Gene Cloning and Gene expression • Northern blotting and Western Blotting • Dealing with radioactive isotopes • Gene knock out from Candida albicans

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Dr. Adekunle Sanyaolu

Dr. Adekunle Sanyaolu
Medical Microbiologist
Healthcare Consultant (Global Communicable Diseases)
AMOOF consulting enterprise,
Canada

  Biography :

Dr Sanyaolu is a Medical Microbiologist with over 20 years of work experience in the area of public health, clinical and teaching duties. His expertise and research interest lies in the area of clinical and public health microbiology with specialized focus on communicable diseases (infectious / tropical diseases). Dr. Sanyaolu completed his Bachelor’s (B.Sc Hons, 1989) degree, Master’s (M.Sc., 1992) degree and Doctoral (PhD, 2000) from the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria; Between the year 2005 and 2006, Dr. Sanyaolu worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of Global Health Communicable Diseases at the College of Public Health, Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, Tampa Florida; also during this period, he worked as a Healthcare Specialist with the Veterans’ Administration (VA) healthcare centre in Tampa Florida. His career experience includes laboratory diagnosis for communicable diseases, teaching / training and research. His public health work experience includes epidemiological surveillance, intervention, outbreak investigation, infectious diseases prevention and control, as well as project coordination and management. He is a member of many professional associations in the UK, Canada and the US.

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His career experience includes laboratory diagnosis for communicable diseases, teaching / training and research. His public health work experience includes epidemiological surveillance, intervention, outbreak investigation, infectious diseases prevention and control, as well as project coordination and management.

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Prof. Mahendra Pal

Prof. Mahendra Pal
Professor Emeritus
Founder Director
Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology
India

  Biography :

Prof. Dr.Mahendra Pal, Ex-Professor of Veterinary Public Health (UNDP), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, is an internationally renowned scientist, and a well known distinguished academician with 612 publications and 8 books. Prof. Pal also worked as Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Public Health, Anand Agricultural University, India. He is associated as Editor and Member of many online journals. Prof. Pal guided over 67 students at DVM, MVSc, MSc, and Ph.D. level in India and Ethiopia. He is credited to develop Pal’s medium, APRM medium, PHOL stain and Narayan stain for the study of fungi, which are implicated in the clinical disorders of humans and animals.

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Veterinary Public Health, Infectious diseases, Food microbiology, Epidemiology of zoonoses, Diagnosis of fungal infections, Dermatology, Ecology of mycotic pathogens, Food hygiene, Occupational zoonoses, Environmental health

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