(To be confirmed)
Distinguished Chair Professor at Tianjin Agricultural University under the Thousand-Talent-People Award Program. Dr. Yu is currently leading the advanced synchrotron-based feed molecular structure and molecular nutrition research programs that focuses on how molecular structure changes induced by various processing and treatments, gene transformation, modification and silencing impact nutrient utilization and availability in animals (eg. Dairy Cattle). Having published more than 220 referred SCI-journal articles with high impact factors and 20 book chapters, Dr. Yu’s research group is a prolific research team. Dr. Yu is a grant reviewer for several international science funding agencies including: USA ACS-PRF Grant, China National Science Foundation (NSF), China Changjiang Scholar Award Program, Israel Science Foundation (ISF-grant), Canadian-AAFC grant, and Federal Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC- Individual Discovery Grant and NSERC-Strategic Research Grant). Dr. Yu has been in the editorial board for seven international scientific journals such as “Molecular Nutrition & Food Research”, “Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging”, “Archives of Animal Nutrition” etc. (To be confirmed)
Dr. Debasis Chakrabarty
Sr. Scientist, Genetics and Molecular Biology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, India
Major R&D Achievements:
1. Arsenic in rice: Biotechnological approach to reduce arsenic level in grains.
2. Application of bioreactor systems for large scale production of horticultural and medicinal plants.
He serves as academic editor for PLOS One and Scientific Reports. He published more than 100 journal papers and has H-Index of 37.(To be confirmed)
Dr. Didier BAZILE
Directeur Régional Méditerranée, Moyen Orient et Pays des Balkans chez CIRAD, France
Speciality : Agrobiodiversity management; Ecosystem approach
(To be confirmed)
Prof. Abdulrasoul Al-omran
Department of Soil Science, College of Food Sciences and Agriculture, King Saud university
Current Rsearch: Physical Properties of Polyacrylamide Treated Sandy Soils studied under Saline conditions; Hydration and Swelling Properties of Soil Conditioners as Affected by Chemical Fertilizer Salts; Evaluation of water quality and its effect on soil infiltration in Riyadh region; Infiltration in a calcareous sandy soil as affected by natural clay deposits; Crop water requirements; Surface and Subsurface Drip Irrigation; Deficit Irrigation.
Has published 129 peer-reviewed journal papers.
Presentation Title: Determination and Actual Water Requirements of Date Palm in Saudi Arabia
Dr Arshad Mehmood Abbasi
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Research Interest: Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals; Ethnobotanical/Ethnomedicinal Study of High Mountain Plant Species; Phytochemicals and Antioxidant Activity in Food and Medicinal Plants
Has published 70 peer-reviewed journal papers.
Presentation Title: Phenolics composition and in-vitro free radicals scavenging activity of edible wild fruits
Adjunct Professor, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics - University of Minnesota
Research Focus: Modeling genotypic growth, development, biomass partitioning and yield responses of traditional and alternative crops to environmen-tal, cropping systems and management factors
Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Riken Yokohama Campus, Japan
Dr. Kashif Ghafoor
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Research Highlight: Natural Antioxidants, Functional Foods, Innovative Food Processing, Food Safety using Non-thermal Techniques, Applied Food Chemistry
He has publications with total impact factor 103.837; has the Web of Knowledge Citations 610 and Google Scholar Citations 1115.
Presentation Title: Innovative non-thermal techniques for food pathogen inactivation and
Dr. Raja Tahir Mahmood
Department of Biotechnology, Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Research Interests: Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology: Treatment of industrial effluent and wastewater by fungi; Enzymology: Production and Characterization of important industrial enzymes.
Presentation Title: Use of Response Surface Methodology for the biodegradation of selected vat dyes by Piptoporus betulinus IEBL-3
University of Ouagadougou
Research Area: Food Science, Animal Science, Animal Health, Animal Protection, Animal Production, Placenta Research.
Presentation Title: Estimation of fetal weight using ultrasonic measurements of fetal parameters in West Africa Sahelian goats
Dr. Khursheed Ahmad Sofi
Veterinary Clinical Service Complex, F.V.Sc & A.H, Shuhama, SKUAST-Kashmir
Research Interest: In vitro embryo production and cryopreservation, ultrasonography and laparoscopy in animal reproduction
His active involvement in academics and expertise in research-based activities. Dr. Sofi has been associated with the Editorial Board of various prestigious International journals and shown an enthusiasm to attend related clinical camps and media talks.
Presentation Title: Transabdominal laparoscopy; standardization and its diagnostic potential for the evaluation of genitalia in bovines
Prof. Dr. Moustafa Mahmoud El-Shamy
Wheat Diseases Research Dept., Plant Diseases Research Institute, Agriculture Research Centre, Egypt.
Presentation Title: Resistance stability of thirty powdery mildew genes to Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici during 2014 – 2016 crop seasons in Egypt.
Dr. Lamia Hamrouni Bel Hadj Brahim
Laboratory of Management and Valorization of Forest Resources, University of Carthage
Research Area: Tissue culture, Molecular Biology Techniques, Valuation of medicinal and aromatic plants, Evaluation of adaptation to abiotic stress (salt and water)
Presentation Title: Bioprospecting herbicidal activity among forestry essential oils from Tunisia
Dr. Abbas Khudhair Abbas Jarallah Altaae
College of Agriculture. University of Baghdad, Iraq
Research Interests: Soil Fertility & Fertilizers
Presentation Title: EFFECT OF SOME SOIL PROPERTIES ON IRON SORPTION
Accepted presentations (Oral & Poster)
1. Abbas K. A. Jarallah, EFFECT OF SOME SOIL PROPERTIES ON IRON SORPTION