Giulio Tarro graduated from Medicine School, Naples University (1962). Research Associate, Division of Virology and Cancer Research, Children’s Hospital (1965-1968), Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics, College Medicine (1968-1969), Cincinnati University, Ohio. Oncological Virology Professor, Naples University (1972-1985). Chief Division Virology (1973-2003), Head Department Diagnostic Laboratories, (2003-2006). D. Cotugno Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Naples; Emeritus, 2006 -. Since 2007 Chairman Committee of Biotechnologies and VirusSphere, World Academy Biomedical Technologies, UNESCO, Adjunct Professor Department Biology, Temple University, College of Science and Technology, Philadelphia, recipient of the Sbarro Health Research Organization lifetime achievement award (2010). President Foundation de Beaumont Bonelli for Cancer Research
Murine Virology, Antiviral Chemotherapy,Vaccines,
Effects of inhibitors on viraI replication,Studies on the role of herpesviruses in cancer, Tumor immunology,Pathology of AIDS
Olga Genilloud obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, 1988) from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain. She has an extended research experience in the academic environment from her work in the biosynthesis of antibiotic peptides (Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid 1984-1988; Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1987). In 1989 she joined the Centro de Investigación Básica de España (CIBE), at Merck Sharp and Dohme in Spain, developing for 19 years leading positions in the discovery of bacterial natural products, 10 years as Head of the Bacterial Microbiology Group. In February 2009 she was appointed Scientific Director of Fundación MEDINA where she leads the research center research and the international opportunities with academic and industrial sectors, and heads the Microbiology Department. She has extended experience in the coordination of multidisciplinary teams, and management of international research programs and collaborations. She has an extended list of publications, with more than 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and 18 patents derived from her contributions to the discovery of novel compounds and the development of new molecular tools in Natural Products research.
Lia Monica Junie is an MD, Ph D, Professor, Head Microbiology Department, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania. She is a Coordinator of resident doctor’s in the Laboratory Medicine specialty and Leadership PhD doctor’s thesis in Medicine field. She is a Board Member of European professional Societies ESCMID (ESGCP Study Groups), Society of Chemotherapy, Scientia Parasitologica Pro Vita and is a Reviewer of international reviews, Member of International organizations, Director/Coordinator in research projects. She has more than 63 papers published in full in international journals and is an editorial board member of national reviews. She is an Organizer/President, Keynote, Invited Speaker and Chair of International and National Congresses.
Prof. Park has served as a dean of College of Veterinary Medicine, SNU from 2007 and honored as fellow at Korean Academy of Science and Technology. During 2008-2010, Professor Park has served as a president of Asian Association of Veterinary Schools (AAVS), and also a president of the Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety and a president of Korean Society for Zoonoses and chairperson of Korean Society of Veterinary Science. From 2011 to 2014, he has worked as a Commissioner at the Animal, Plant, Fisheries, Quarantine and Inspection Agency, KOREA. Currently, he has returned to the previous position as a professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University. Now, Prof. Park is a Commissioner of Korea BioMAX Institute at SNU. He has published more than 250 papers, mainly pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance of zoonotic diseases, at referred journals and got 20 patents and wrote 6 book chapters.
K. Kormas received his Bsc (1994) and Phd (1998) from the Biology Dept of the University of Athens, Greece. He worked as a post-doc at the Trondhjem Biological Station, Norway and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA. Since March 2015 he is a professor of aquatic microbial ecology at the University of Thessaly, Greece.
His research focuses on the patterns and processes that underpin the distribution and abundance of microorganisms in different habitats of the aquatic environment, including plankton, bentos and symbionts. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals
Dr. Horng-Dar Wang is a full Professor and the Director of Institute of Biotechnology, and an adjunct Professor of the Institute of Systems Neuroscience at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He received his PhD with honor in 1997 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow from 1997 to 1999 in Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology at University of Southern California, and as a postdoctoral scholar from 1999 to 2004 in Division of Biology at California Institute of Technology. He was an Assistant Professor in 2004, an Associate Professor in 2009, and promoted as a full Professor in 2015 in the Institute of Biotechnology at National Tsing Hua University.
Dr. Horng-Dar Wang’s research interest focuses on anti-aging research and applies his novel discoveries into anti-cancer and anti-neurodegeneration research.
Sevgi Ciftci is the Associate Professor at the the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Turkey. Dr. Sevgi Ciftci obtained her BA in department of the medical biological sciences in Faculty of Medicine from the Dokuz Eylül University at Izmir- Turkey, and her PhD in Microbiology from the Medical Faculty of Istanbul University at Istanbul, in 2003.
Nikos Mavroudis is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Food Science and leads the laboratory of Food Engineering & Separation of Actives (FoESA) in the Dept. of Applied Sciences in Northumbria University at Newcastle. Previously Nikos was a Research Scientist and Project Leader for Unilever R&D for 9 years and has been responsible for developing the separation expertise within Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. His research interests are focused on Food Security & Food Safety, particularly relevant is his interest on bacterial flow cytometry and surface decontamination. Nikos has published 10 research articles in peer review journals and 12 patents/patent filings and his work has attracted ca 325 citations excluding self-citations.
Food Safety: Surface decontamination of intact agricultural commodities and fresh cut fruit and vegetables. Bacterial flow cytometry as method for microflora enumeration and assessment of physiological states of Bacillus spores. Assessment of spore viability in GIT. Food Security: Generation of functional ingredients from agricultural commodities and agri-food waste streams. Application of biorefinery concepts for waste/by-product stream valorisation.
Maulin P. Shah, currently Chief Scientist & Head – Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India, received his Ph.D. (2002-2005) in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He has served as an Assistant Professor at Godhra, Gujarat University in 2001.Maulin P. Shah, currently Chief Scientist & Head – Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India, received his Ph.D. (2002-2005) in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He has served as an Assistant Professor at Godhra, Gujarat University in 2001. He has more than 160 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals.He is an active Editorial Board Member in 75 highly reputed Journal’s in the field of Environmental & Biological Sciences. ”. He has been appointed as an Editor-in-Chief in two journals viz. (1) Research Journal of Microbiology & (2) Journal of Biotechnology and Biomaterials.
Maulin P. Shah is a Microbial Biotechnologist with diverse research interest. His work has been focused to assess the impact of industrial pollution on microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation dependant and cultivation independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials.
M.S. & Ph. D. degrees with distinction
•Fulbright Scholar: 1964-1971
•Elected Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology (elected in 1995)
•Two times recipient of Environmental Protection Agencyʼs Star Award
•ASM Foundation for Microbiology Lecturer: 1991-1993
•Board Member, Northern Branch of the Society for Industrial Microbiology: 1990-1991
•Review Committee of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 1992 – • Participant: Department of Energy plan development for Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research Program (NABIR), 1998. • Member (2 years each): Stanford: Recombinant DNA Panel; Biosafety Committee; Human Subjects Panel (IRB) (1984 – 2007)
•Elected to the Steering Committee of Stanford Medical School Senate, 2008 –
•Chair, Medical School Senate Task Force for Postdoctoral Affairs, 2010
Plant Pathology & Entomology, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, China MS (1982-1984). Mathematical Ecology, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, China, Ph.D. (1990-1993). Molecular Biology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA Postdoc (1993-1995). Microbial ecology, Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Advisor, James M. Tiedje (1996-1997). Microbial ecology, Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Mentor, Anthony V. Palumbo MAJOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2014-Present George Lynn Cross Research Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 2005-present. Director of the Institute for Environmental Genomics (IEG), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 2005-present Presidential Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 2006-present Adjunct Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) 2009-present Adjunct Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 2015-present Visiting Professor, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Nanyang Technology University, Singapore (2013-2014) Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University 2013 Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (Sabbatical leave) 2003-2005 Distinguished R&D Staff Scientist, Environmental Sciences Division (ESD), ORNL 2002-2005 Science.
Giulio Tarro graduated from Medicine School, Naples University (1962). Research Associate, Division of Virology and Cancer Research, Children’s Hospital (1965-1968), Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics, College Medicine (1968-1969), Cincinnati University, Ohio. Oncological Virology Professor, Naples University (1972-1985). Chief Division Virology (1973-2003), Head Department Diagnostic Laboratories, (2003-2006). D. Cotugno Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Naples; Emeritus, 2006 -. Since 2007 Chairman Committee of Biotechnologies and VirusSphere, World Academy Biomedical Technologies, UNESCO, Adjunct Professor Department Biology, Temple University, College of Science and Technology, Philadelphia, recipient of the Sbarro Health Research Organization lifetime achievement award (2010). President Foundation de Beaumont Bonelli for Cancer Research.
Bernd Rehm received his MSc (1991), PhD (1993), Postdoctoral Associate (1994) from Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany; DFG Postdoctoral and Research Grant Fellow (1994-96) from University of British Columbia, Canada; Habilitation in Microbiology (1996-2001), Research Group Leader (2001-2003) University of Münster, Germany; Associate Professor (2004-2005) Massey University, New Zealand
Bernd’s research focuses on microbial biosynthesis of polymers and biosurfactants as well as on the self-organisation of biological nanostructures produced by microorganisms. The biosynthesis of alginates, polyhydroxyalkanoates (bioplastics, biopolyester) and rhamnolipids and the formation of intracellular polymer and protein self-assemblies are investigated. These studies involve synthetic biology approaches and the application of a broad spectrum of imaging techniques as well as a variety of analytical methods.
Galyna Kufryk graduated from Kyiv University, Ukraine, with MS in Microbiology (1994) ● PhD in Biology (1998) ● Postdoctoral Research Associate (1999-2001) at the Department of Plant Biology and Center for the Early Events in Photosynthesis, Arizona State University ● Research Associate, NREL ● Associate Professor (2012-2015) and Professor (2015-present) at Grand Canyon University, USA.
Prof Nora Fung-yee Tam received her MSc and PhD from University of Sheffield and the University of York, UK, respectively. She has more than 25 years of experience in conducting basic and mission-oriented applied research and development projects on biological waste treatment, bioremediation and mangrove ecology. Prof Tam has an extensive publication record, with more than 270 original research articles in refereed international journals, 20 book chapters and has written/edited 9 books in the fields of coastal pollution control and mangrove conservation. She has also served on organizing committees for several international conferences. Prof Tam has considerable experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and has supervised more than 150 students' projects at BSc (Hons), MSc, MPhil and PhD levels in environmental biology. She has developed close connections with government, the private sector (environmental consultant companies) and local green groups.
Biological treatment of waste and wastewater: wetland, microalgae and bacteria
Mangrove ecology, conservation and replanting
Contamination of nutrients, heavy metals and toxic organic pollutants in mangrove swamps
Heavy metal removal and tolerance by plants and microalgae
Biosorption and biodegradation of toxic organic compounds by mangrove plants, microorganisms and microalgae
Composting and re-utilization of organic wastes