Yonatan Dubi | Chemical Physics | Best Paper Award

Prof. Yonatan Dubi, Chemical Physics, Best Paper Award

Professor at Ben Gurion University, Israel

Summary:

Prof. Yonatan Dubi is a distinguished physicist and chemist known for his pioneering contributions to the fields of quantum transport, molecular electronics, and photo-catalysis. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where he later completed his Ph.D. in Physics. Throughout his career, Prof. Dubi has held various academic positions at Ben-Gurion University, starting as a Senior Lecturer and progressing to his current position as a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry.

His research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including quantum transport on networks, time crystals, chirality-induced spin-selectivity, DNA-based molecular electronics, plasmonic-enhanced photo-catalysis, and environment-assisted quantum transport. Prof. Dubi has made significant contributions to these fields through his theoretical investigations, which often bridge the gap between fundamental physics and experimental chemistry.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

B.Sc. in Physics (1998-2001)

  • Institution: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

M.Sc. in Physics (2001-2003)

  • Institution: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Advisor: Prof. Y. Meir & Prof. Y. Avishai
  • Thesis Title: “A percolation type approach to the quantum hall transition”

Ph.D. in Physics (2003-2007)

  • Institution: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Advisor: Prof. Y. Meir & Prof. Y. Avishai
  • Thesis Title: “Transport and other properties of disordered superconductors and superconducting thin films”

Professional Experience:  

Prof. Yonatan Dubi has held various academic positions at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, progressing from Senior Lecturer to Full Professor. His professional experience includes:

Full Professor (2021 – Present): Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Associate Professor (2017 – 2021): Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Senior Lecturer (2012 – 2017): Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Throughout his career, Prof. Dubi has demonstrated expertise and leadership in the field of physics, particularly in theoretical research, teaching, and academic administration. His contributions have significantly impacted the scientific community and advanced knowledge in his areas of specialization.

Research Interest:

Quantum Transport on Networks: Investigating novel ways to utilize quantum transport phenomena for classification and information processing in small data regimes.

Time Crystals: Exploring the stability and behavior of time crystals in the presence of external environments, as well as proposing innovative measurement techniques to observe time-crystalline behavior in open quantum systems.

Chirality-Induced Spin-Selectivity: Developing theories and models to understand the chirality-induced spin-selectivity effect and its implications for spintronics and molecular electronics.

DNA-Based Molecular Electronics: Pioneering research in the field of molecular electronics, including the demonstration of DNA-based molecular diodes and molecular photo-switches.

Plasmonic-Enhanced Photo-Catalysis: Theoretical investigations into plasmonic-enhanced photocatalysis and elucidating the role of plasmonic effects in catalytic processes.

Environment-Assisted Quantum Transport: Investigating the mechanism behind the environment-assisted quantum transport effect and its relevance to biological systems, particularly photosynthetic processes.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Mechanical tuning of conductance and thermopower in helicene molecular junctions

  • Authors: J. Vacek, J. V. Chocholoušová, I. G. Stará, I. Starý, Y. Dubi
  • Journal: Nanoscale
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 19
  • Pages: 8793-8802
  • Year: 2015
  • Citations: 81

Title: Assistance of metal nanoparticles in photocatalysis–nothing more than a classical heat source

  • Authors: Y. Sivan, I. W. Un, Y. Dubi
  • Journal: Faraday discussions
  • Volume: 214
  • Pages: 215-233
  • Year: 2019
  • Citations: 75

Title: Spinterface origin for the chirality-induced spin-selectivity effect

  • Authors: S. Alwan, Y. Dubi
  • Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Volume: 143
  • Issue: 35
  • Pages: 14235-14241
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 74

Title: Photoconductance from exciton binding in molecular junctions

  • Authors: J. Zhou, K. Wang, B. Xu, Y. Dubi
  • Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Volume: 140
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 70-73
  • Year: 2018
  • Citations: 72

Title: Fourier’s law: Insight from a simple derivation

  • Authors: Y. Dubi, M. Di Ventra
  • Journal: Physical Review E
  • Volume: 79
  • Issue: 4
  • Pages: 042101
  • Year: 2009
  • Citations: 71

Jaykumar Chavan | Plant Sciences | Most Reader’s Article Award

Dr. Jaykumar Chavan, Plant Sciences, Most Reader’s Article Award

Professor at Yashavantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara, India

Summary:

Dr. Jaykumar Chavan is a distinguished academician and researcher with expertise in plant biotechnology, cytogenetics, and plant breeding. He earned his Ph.D. in Botany with a specialization in Plant Biotechnology from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India. Dr. Chavan has made significant contributions to academia and research through his extensive professional experience and academic leadership roles.

Currently serving as the Vice Principal and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at his institution, Dr. Chavan plays a pivotal role in shaping academic programs, fostering research initiatives, and mentoring students. He is also the Director of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and actively participates in various administrative committees, including the College Development Committee (CDC) and Academic Council.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

B.Sc.: He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Botany and subsidiaries in Zoology and Chemistry from Atpadi College, affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India, in 2005. He graduated with first-class honors, achieving a percentage of 67.17%.

M.Sc.: Dr. Chavan pursued his Master of Science degree in Botany, specializing in Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding, from the Department of Botany at Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India. He completed his M.Sc. in 2007 with first-class honors, earning a percentage of 67.67%.

Ph.D.: He obtained his Ph.D. in Botany with a focus on Plant Biotechnology from the Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India. He was awarded his Ph.D. degree in 2012.

Professional Experience:  

Dr. Jaykumar Chavan has garnered extensive professional experience, demonstrating his commitment to academia and administrative leadership. His roles encompass both academic and administrative responsibilities:

Vice Principal: Since May 2022, Dr. Chavan has served as the Vice Principal of his institution, where he contributes to the overall management and strategic direction of the academic programs and administrative functions.

Head of Department of Biotechnology: Since January 2014, Dr. Chavan has held the position of Head of the Department of Biotechnology, where he oversees the academic and research activities within the department, ensuring excellence in education and fostering a conducive environment for scientific inquiry.

Director of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC): Since January 2016, Dr. Chavan has served as the Director of IQAC, where he spearheads efforts to maintain and enhance the quality of education and research in his institution through systematic planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Member of College Development Committee (CDC): Since June 2017, Dr. Chavan has been a member of the CDC, contributing to the formulation and execution of policies and initiatives aimed at the overall development of the college.

Chairman of Board of Studies (BoS): Since June 2018, Dr. Chavan has chaired the BoS in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Forensic Science, playing a key role in curriculum development and academic governance.

Coordinator of Rashtriya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA): Since January 2018, Dr. Chavan has been actively involved as the Coordinator of RUSA, facilitating the implementation of grants and initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality and excellence of higher education.

Member of Academic Council and Governing Body: Since June 2018, Dr. Chavan has been a member of the Academic Council and Governing Body, where he contributes to policy-making and decision-making processes at the institutional level.

Dr. Chavan’s professional trajectory underscores his dedication to academic leadership, quality assurance, and institutional development, positioning him as a valuable asset within his institution and the broader academic community.

Research Interest:

Plant Biotechnology: Dr. Chavan may be interested in exploring innovative biotechnological techniques for enhancing crop productivity, disease resistance, and nutritional value in plants. This could involve genetic engineering, tissue culture, and molecular breeding approaches.

Cytogenetics: Given his background in cytogenetics, Dr. Chavan may investigate chromosomal abnormalities, genetic variability, and evolutionary patterns in plants. His research may contribute to understanding the genetic basis of traits and the development of improved plant varieties.

Plant Breeding: Dr. Chavan’s expertise in plant breeding suggests an interest in developing new crop varieties with desirable traits such as high yield, stress tolerance, and quality. His research may involve traditional breeding methods as well as modern genomic approaches.

Biotechnological Applications in Agriculture: Dr. Chavan may explore the application of biotechnology in agriculture, including the development of genetically modified crops, biofertilizers, and biopesticides. His research could address challenges related to food security, sustainability, and environmental conservation.

Molecular Biology of Plants: Dr. Chavan’s research interests may also extend to molecular mechanisms underlying plant growth, development, and responses to environmental stimuli. This could involve studying gene expression, signal transduction pathways, and epigenetic regulation in plants.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: In vitro regeneration approaches for restoration of Ceropegia mohanramii—an endemic and critically endangered asclepiad

  • Authors: AA Adsul, JJ Chavan, NB Gaikwad, RV Gurav, GB Dixit, SR Yadav
  • Journal: Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Volume: 17
  • Pages: 1-5
  • Year: 2019
  • Citations: 20

Title: Plant regeneration through direct and indirect organogenesis, phyto-molecular profiles, antioxidant properties and swertiamarin production in elicitated cell suspension

  • Authors: PR Kshirsagar, A Mohite, S Suryawanshi, JJ Chavan, NB Gaikwad, …
  • Journal: Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC)
  • Volume: 144
  • Pages: 383-396
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 18

Title: Micropropagation, polyphenol content and biological properties of Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus): a potent medicinal and aromatic herb

  • Authors: PS Babar, AV Deshmukh, SS Salunkhe, JJ Chavan
  • Journal: Vegetos
  • Volume: 33
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 296-303
  • Year: 2020
  • Citations: 17

Title: Elicitor-mediated enhancement of biomass, polyphenols, mangiferin production and antioxidant activities in callus cultures of Salacia chinensis L.

  • Authors: JJ Chavan, PR Kshirsagar, SG Jadhav, VM Nalavade, ST Gurme, SR Pai
  • Journal: 3 Biotech
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 6
  • Pages: 285
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 16

Title: Micropropagation, metabolite profiling, antioxidant activities and chromatographic determination of bioactive molecules across in vitro conditions and subsequent field

  • Authors: JJ Chavan, PR Kshirsagar, SR Pai, NV Pawar
  • Journal: Biocatalysis and agricultural biotechnology
  • Volume: 16
  • Pages: 79-89
  • Year: 2018
  • Citations: 12

Marcos Gomes | Microbial science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Marcos Gomes, Microbial science, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro Brazil

Summary:

Dr. Marcos Gomes is a biologist with expertise in reproductive biology and natural sciences. He obtained his Doctorate in General Biology from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, with a Sandwich Doctorate from the University of Tennessee. His doctoral research focused on the effects of botanical extracts on testicular morphology in rats subjected to physical training. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Gomes completed his Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Biology, both in Brazil.

Throughout his career, Dr. Gomes has conducted postdoctoral research at institutions in Brazil and the Netherlands, exploring various aspects of reproductive biology and biochemistry. He has a keen interest in the synthesis and characterization of bioactive compounds, such as arylhydrazone ligands and metal complexes, and their potential applications in flame retardancy and antimicrobial activity.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Doctorate in General Biology

  • University: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil
  • Years: 2007 – 2011
  • Advisor: Mary Anne Heidi Dolder
  • Co-advisor: Sérgio Luis Pinto da Matta
  • Scholarship: Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior

Master’s in General Biology

  • University: Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV), Vicosa, Brazil
  • Years: 2005 – 2007
  • Advisor: Sérgio Luis Pinto da Matta
  • Co-advisor: Tarcízio Antônio Rego de Paula
  • Scholarship: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais

Bachelor’s in Ciências Biológicas (Biological Sciences)

  • University: Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV), Vicosa, Brazil
  • Years: 2000 – 2004
  • Advisor: Sérgio Luis Pinto da Matta

Professional Experience:  

Dr. Marcos Gomes has a diverse and extensive professional experience, primarily focusing on academia and research. Since 2016, he has been serving as a Professor of Higher Education at the Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), where he dedicates 40 hours per week to teaching and research. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Gomes has held various administrative positions within the university, demonstrating his leadership and organizational skills. These roles include serving as Vice-president of the COENS (Committee of Higher Education), Director of the Institute of Biological and Natural Sciences, Vice-director of the Institute of Biological and Natural Sciences, and member of several councils and committees related to research, education, and administration. Additionally, he has contributed to the academic community through his involvement in postgraduate programs and his participation in various commissions and consulting activities, such as the Committee on Ethics in Animal Use. Dr. Gomes’s professional journey reflects his commitment to advancing education, research, and academic leadership within his field.

Research Interest:

Dr. Marcos Gomes has a wide range of research interests spanning the fields of biology and natural sciences. His research focuses on topics related to reproductive biology, including the effects of botanical extracts on testicular morphology and structure in animal models. He has also conducted studies on the morphological and morphometric variations in the testicles of bullfrogs. Additionally, Dr. Gomes has explored the potential applications of various biological compounds, such as arylhydrazone ligands and metal complexes, as flame retardants and antimicrobial additives. Furthermore, his research interests extend to areas such as nano-amino acid cellulose derivatives and the synthesis of bioactive compounds with potential anticancer properties. Overall, Dr. Gomes’s research encompasses both fundamental and applied aspects of biology, with a particular focus on understanding reproductive physiology and exploring the therapeutic potential of natural and synthetic compounds.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Euterpe oleracea (Martius) Oil Reverses Testicular Alterations Caused after Cadmium Administration

  • Authors: VGS Mouro, FCSA de Melo, ALP Martins, M de Lucca Moreira Gomes, et al.
  • Journal: Biological Trace Element Research
  • Volume: 197
  • Pages: 555-570
  • Year: 2020

Title: Heteropterys tomentosa (A. Juss.) infusion counteracts Cyclosporin a side effects on the ventral prostate

  • Authors: KM Freitas, JC Monteiro, MLM Gomes, SR Taboga, H Dolder
  • Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Volume: 13
  • Pages: 1-9
  • Year: 2013

Title: Larval ontogeny and morphology of giant trahira Hoplias lacerdae

  • Authors: MLM Gomes, SLP Matta, VA Araujo, GMF Silva, AA Zacaro
  • Journal: Journal of Fish Biology
  • Volume: 76
  • Issue: 4
  • Pages: 852-861
  • Year: 2010

Title: Cyclosporin A causes impairment of the ventral prostate tissue structure of Wistar rats

  • Authors: KM Freitas, JC Monteiro, MLM Gomes, SR Taboga, H Dolder
  • Journal: Human & Experimental Toxicology
  • Volume: 31
  • Issue: 12
  • Pages: 1262-1270
  • Year: 2012

Title: Influence of three different histological methods on the morphology and morphometrical data in human testis

  • Authors: H Chiarini Garcia, M Lima, AB Reis, R Martello, F Nihi, MLM Gomes, et al.
  • Journal: Universidad de Murcia. Departamento de Biología Celular e Histología
  • Volume: Not specified
  • Pages: Not specified
  • Year: 2017

Ahmed Elhenawy | Drug Design | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Ahmed Elhenawy, Drug Design, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Summary:

Prof. Ahmed El-Henawy is a distinguished academic and researcher in the field of Chemistry, specializing in organic chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with a focus on amino acids and proteins from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. With over a decade of experience in academia, Prof. El-Henawy has served as a lecturer, assistant lecturer, and demonstrator at Al-Azhar University, where he has taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in organic chemistry.

Throughout his career, Prof. El-Henawy has made significant contributions to the field of peptide synthesis, particularly in the design and synthesis of novel peptide derivatives with antimicrobial and anticancer properties. His research interests also extend to the development of small molecule drugs, biochemical mechanisms of drug action, and spectroscopic analysis techniques.

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Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry:

  • Completed at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Thesis Title: “Synthesis and Study of New Amino Acid Derivatives of Expected Biological Activities”.
  • Specialization: Amino Acids & Proteins.
  • Year of Completion: 2005-2008.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Organic Chemistry:

  • Earned at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Thesis Title: “Synthesis and Study of Some Amino Acids Derivatives”.
  • Specialization: Amino Acids & Proteins.
  • Year of Completion: 2002-2005.

One-year Graduate Courses for M.Sc. Degree:

  • Partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.Sc. degree.
  • Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Year: 2001.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Special Chemistry:

  • Obtained from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Year of Completion: 2000.

Professional Experience:  

Prof. Ahmed El-Henawy boasts a rich and extensive professional experience in the field of Chemistry, spanning over several roles and institutions. Since August 2008, he has served as a Lecturer in the Chemistry Department at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, where he has been actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervising theses, and contributing to curriculum development. Prior to this, from September 2005 to August 2008, he held the position of Assistant Lecturer at the same institution, where he further honed his teaching and academic skills. Prof. El-Henawy began his academic career as a Demonstrator at Al-Azhar University in September 2002, gaining valuable experience in laboratory instruction and student supervision. In addition to his roles at Al-Azhar University, he has also served as an Assistant Professor at Albaha University, Albaha, KSA, from October 2012 to the present, and as a Professor at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, from February 2020 to the present. Throughout his career, Prof. El-Henawy has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in education, research, and academic leadership.

Research Interest:

Peptide Synthesis: Prof. El-Henawy explores the synthesis of novel dipeptide, tripeptide, tetrapeptide, and pentapeptide derivatives with potential antimicrobial activity. This research area involves designing and synthesizing peptide analogs to investigate their bioactivity against microbial pathogens.

Anticancer Agents: He is interested in the synthesis and evaluation of new analogs, such as 2-amino-1,3,4-thiadiazol derivatives, as potential anticancer agents. This research aims to develop novel compounds with enhanced anticancer activity and reduced toxicity profiles.

Small Molecule Drug Design: Prof. El-Henawy is involved in designing and synthesizing small molecule compounds with therapeutic potential. This includes the development of sulfonamide derivatives and other organic molecules with antimicrobial properties.

Biochemical Mechanisms: He investigates the biochemical mechanisms underlying the activity of synthesized compounds, focusing on their interaction with biological targets and elucidating their mode of action. This research contributes to understanding the molecular basis of drug efficacy and toxicity.

Spectroscopic Analysis: Prof. El-Henawy utilizes various spectroscopic techniques, such as UV spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, and NMR spectroscopy, for structural elucidation and characterization of synthesized compounds. These analytical methods provide insights into the chemical structure and properties of organic molecules.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Synthesis and characterization of some arylhydrazone ligand and its metal complexes and their potential application as flame retardant and antimicrobial additives

  • Authors: H Abd El-Wahab, M Abd El-Fattah, AH Ahmed, AA Elhenawy, NA Alian
  • Journal: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
  • Volume: 791
  • Pages: 99-106
  • Year: 2015
  • Citations: 46

Title: Nano-amino acid cellulose derivatives: Eco-synthesis, characterization, and antimicrobial properties

  • Authors: M Hasanin, A El-Henawy, WH Eisa, H El-Saied, M Sameeh
  • Journal: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
  • Volume: 132
  • Pages: 963-969
  • Year: 2019
  • Citations: 45

Title: Naproxen based 1, 3, 4-oxadiazole derivatives as EGFR inhibitors: Design, synthesis, anticancer, and computational studies

  • Authors: MM Alam, S Nazreen, ASA Almalki, AA Elhenawy, NI Alsenani, …
  • Journal: Pharmaceuticals
  • Volume: 14
  • Issue: 9
  • Pages: 870
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 41

Title: Experimental and theoretical investigation for 6-Morpholinosulfonylquinoxalin-2 (1H)-one and its haydrazone derivate: Synthesis, characterization, tautomerization and …

  • Authors: DM Elsisi, A Ragab, AA Elhenawy, AA Farag, AM Ali, YA Ammar
  • Journal: Journal of Molecular Structure
  • Volume: 1247
  • Pages: 131314
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 36

Title: Design, synthesis and molecular docking studies of thymol based 1, 2, 3-triazole hybrids as thymidylate synthase inhibitors and apoptosis inducers against breast cancer cells

  • Authors: MM Alam, AM Malebari, N Syed, T Neamatallah, ASA Almalki, …
  • Journal: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
  • Volume: 38
  • Pages: 116136
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 35

Massimiliano Lucidi | Microbiology research | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Massimiliano Lucidi, Microbiology research, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy

Summary:

Massimiliano Lucidi is a dedicated researcher with expertise in microbiology and bioengineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering (Applied Electronics) from the University Roma Tre, Italy. His doctoral research focused on the identification and quantification of bacterial pathogens using biophotonics approaches. With a master’s degree in Biology for Molecular, Cellular, and Pathophysiological Research, Massimiliano has a solid foundation in biological sciences.

Currently serving as a Researcher at the National Biodiversity Future Centre (NBFC) within the Microbiology laboratory at the University Roma Tre, Massimiliano conducts cutting-edge research in microbial biology. He has been actively involved in various research projects, including investigations into next-generation antibacterials, microbial pathogenesis, and the application of microbial systems in biotechnology.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Ph.D. in Bioengineering (Applied Electronics), University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, October 2017 – December 2020.

Professional qualification and registration within the National Order of Biologists (ONB), January 2019.

Master’s degree in Biology for Molecular, Cellular and Pathophysiological Research, University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, September 2015 – June 2017.

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, October 2012 – September 2015.

Professional Experience:  

Massimiliano Lucidi has extensive professional experience in microbiology and bioengineering. From March 2023 to March 2026, he served as a Researcher (RTD-A) in Microbiology at the National Biodiversity Future Centre (NBFC), Department of Sciences, University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy. Prior to this, from February 2021 to February 2023, he worked as a Research Fellow within the Microbiology laboratory at the same institution, focusing on next-generation antibacterials. Additionally, he has experience abroad, including a one-month scientific mission in Bucharest, Romania, and has been actively engaged in didactic activities, serving as a lecturer for various courses related to microbiology and biotechnology. Furthermore, Massimiliano Lucidi has participated in several research projects and has been a member of professional associations such as the Italian Society of General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (SIMGBM) and the American Chemical Society. He has also served as a reviewer for various scientific journals and has received awards and grants for his contributions to the field of microbiology and bioengineering.

Research Interest:

Antibacterial Therapeutics: Investigating next-generation antibacterials and exploring new targets for existing drugs or developing novel drugs to combat bacterial infections.

Biophotonics: Utilizing biophotonics approaches for the identification and quantification of bacterial pathogens, as well as for studying antibiotic susceptibility.

Microbial Biotechnology: Exploring the application of microbial systems in biotechnology, including genetic engineering, gene cloning, and expression in bacteria such as Acinetobacter baumannii.

Microbial Pathogenesis: Studying the mechanisms underlying microbial pathogenesis, including the role of bacterial pathogens in causing infectious diseases and their interactions with host cells.

Microbial Genomics: Investigating the genomics of microorganisms, including multidrug-resistant bacteria, to understand their genetic diversity, evolution, and adaptation to different environments.

Environmental Microbiology: Exploring the microbial communities in various environmental settings and their roles in biogeochemical cycles, pollution remediation, and ecosystem functioning.

Photobiology: Studying the interaction between light and biological systems, including the effects of light on microbial growth, metabolism, and behavior.

Medical Microbiology: Investigating the microbiology of infectious diseases, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of bacterial infections, particularly in the context of cystic fibrosis.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: An image processing-based quantification of gram variability in Acinetobacter baumannii

  • Authors: S. Canciello, M. Parisi, M. Lucidi, P. Visca, G. Cincotti
  • Journal: Microscopy Research and Technique
  • Volume: 86
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 378–382
  • Year: 2023

Title: Pathogenicity and virulence of Acinetobacter baumannii: Factors contributing to the fitness in healthcare settings and the infected host

  • Authors: M. Lucidi, D. Visaggio, A. Migliaccio, F. Imperi, R. Zarrilli
  • Journal: Virulence
  • Volume: 15
  • Issue: 1
  • Article Number: 2289769
  • Year: 2023

Title: Bio-physical mechanisms of dehydrating membranes of Acinetobacter baumannii linked to drought-resistance

  • Authors: E. Fardelli, M. Lucidi, M. Di Gioacchino, P. Visca, G. Capellini
  • Journal: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Biomembranes
  • Volume: 1864
  • Issue: 12
  • Article Number: 184045
  • Year: 2022

Title: Antibacterial alkylguanidino ureas: Molecular simplification approach, searching for membrane-based MoA

  • Authors: I. D’Agostino, C. Ardino, G. Poli, J.-D. Docquier, E. Dreassi
  • Journal: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Volume: 231
  • Year: 2022
  • Pages: 114158
  • Citations: 5

Title: Effect of a Defective Clamp Loader Complex of DNA Polymerase III on Growth and SOS Response in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Authors: M.C. Spinnato, A.L. Sciuto, J. Mercolino, P. Visca, F. Imperi
  • Journal: Microorganisms
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2022
  • Pages: 423

Sandeep Jaiswal | Reproductive Health | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Sandeep Jaiswal, RNA Biology, Best Researcher Award

Sandeep Jaiswal at Consultancy of the World, India

Summary:

Mr. Sandeep Jaiswal is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in solution architecture, project management, and automation technologies. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA, as well as a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Production Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India. With a track record of industry recognition and accolades for his contributions, Mr. Jaiswal has been lauded for his innovative solutions, excellence in solution architecture, and effective project management. He is certified in Intelligent Automation (IA) and Project Management, demonstrating his mastery of cutting-edge technologies and ability to orchestrate successful projects. Beyond his professional endeavors, Mr. Jaiswal is actively engaged in volunteer work, championing social causes, and participating in marathons. He also dedicates time to spiritual practices, global engagement, and thoughtful discourse on social media platforms.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Mr. Sandeep Jaiswal completed his Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Production Engineering from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India. Additionally, he pursued a Master of Science (MS) in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, USA. Furthermore, he attained an Associate of Science (AS) in Database Management from DuPage Community College, Chicago, USA.

Professional Experience:  

Mr. Sandeep Jaiswal has accumulated extensive professional experience across various industries, showcasing his expertise and leadership abilities. He has been recognized for his contributions in solution architecture, project management, and technical excellence. Notably, he was honored as Aera’s Most Valued Solution Architect for pioneering innovative solutions and driving transformative outcomes. His excellence in solution architecture was further acknowledged by Church & Dwight, where he played a key role in shaping architectural excellence. At Perkin Elmer, he led a seamless project, earning accolades for effective leadership and delivery. His technical prowess has been recognized through special skills bonuses and multiple service excellence awards at IBM, where he consistently demonstrated unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. Moreover, his top 5% assessment ranking at IBM reflects his elite performance and validation through rigorous assessments. Throughout his career, Mr. Jaiswal has exhibited a strong focus on holistic development, nurturing expertise across diverse business domains and contributing to international journals. He has also been actively engaged in volunteer work, championing social causes, participating in marathons, and fostering spiritual practices. Additionally, he is an active member of global networks and engages thoughtfully on various social media platforms.

Research Interest:

As Mr. Sandeep Jaiswal’s background appears to be more oriented towards industry and professional experience, he may not have specific research interests in the traditional academic sense. However, his expertise and interests may lie in areas such as solution architecture, project management, automation technologies, and diverse business domains. These interests likely stem from his extensive experience and involvement in various industries, where he has demonstrated a commitment to driving innovative solutions and delivering transformative outcomes.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Dark Matter is Just Gravity, Only Normal Matter is the truth Dark Matter is Just Gravity

  • Author: SS Jaiswal
  • Journal: Indian Journal of Advanced Physics (IJAP)
  • Volume: 3
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 11-16
  • Year: 2023

Title: It’s Time we Get Rid of Jury Trials

  • Author: SS Jaiswal
  • Journal: Indian Journal of Social Science and Literature (IJSSL)
  • Volume: 3
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 1-3
  • Year: 2024

Title: Lesser of Men Than Our Fathers, No Men in A Few Decades, Human’s Become Extinct After

  • Author: SS Jaiswal
  • Journal: International Journal of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technology (IJAMST)
  • Volume: 4
  • Year: 2024

Title: Kama Sutra, a Pandora’s Box of Evils?

  • Author: SS Jaiswal
  • Journal: Indian Journal of Social Science and Literature (IJSSL)
  • Volume: 3
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 32-35
  • Year: 2023

Woan-Yuh Tarn | RNA Biology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Woan-Yuh Tarn, RNA Biology, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Summary:

Dr. Woan-Yuh Tarn is a distinguished research fellow with expertise in molecular biology and biophysics. He obtained his Ph.D. from National Tsing Hua University, followed by postdoctoral training at the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, HHMI, Yale University, USA. Dr. Tarn has held various professional positions at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), Academia Sinica, where he currently serves as a Distinguished Research Fellow. Throughout his career, he has made significant contributions to RNA biology, RNA-mediated gene regulation, and the molecular mechanisms underlying RNA-related diseases. Dr. Tarn has received numerous awards and honors for his outstanding research, including the Academia Sinica Investigator Award and the Yung Shin Biomedical Research Award. He is actively involved in academic societies and serves on editorial boards of prestigious journals, contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge in his field.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

B.S. in Agronomy: 1982-1986, National Taiwan University

M.S. in Agronomy: 1986-1988, National Taiwan University

Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: 1988-1993, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Postdoctoral Associate: 1993-1996, HHMI, Yale University, USA

Professional Experience:  

Dr. Woan-Yuh Tarn has accumulated extensive professional experience in molecular biology and biophysics through a distinguished career spanning several prestigious institutions. Beginning as an Assistant Research Fellow at the IBMS, Academia Sinica, he steadily advanced to positions of increasing responsibility, including Associate Research Fellow, Research Fellow, and ultimately Distinguished Research Fellow. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Tarn has made significant contributions to research, teaching, and academic leadership. Additionally, he served as a Visiting Professor at Rochester University and held adjunct professorships at various institutes, including the National Defense Medical Center and National Taiwan University. His expertise in RNA biology and molecular mechanisms has been recognized through numerous honors, awards, and editorial roles in esteemed scientific journals. Dr. Tarn’s professional journey underscores his dedication to advancing scientific knowledge and mentoring the next generation of researchers in the field.

Research Interest:

Dr. Woan-Yuh Tarn’s research interests encompass a broad spectrum of topics in molecular biology and biophysics, with a particular focus on RNA biology and molecular mechanisms. His work delves into understanding the intricate processes underlying RNA regulation, including RNA processing, RNA-protein interactions, and RNA-mediated gene regulation. Dr. Tarn is also interested in elucidating the molecular basis of RNA-related diseases and exploring novel therapeutic strategies targeting RNA molecules. Additionally, he investigates various aspects of molecular genetics, gene expression, and signal transduction pathways, aiming to uncover fundamental principles governing cellular functions. His multidisciplinary approach integrates experimental and computational techniques to address complex biological questions and advance our understanding of cellular processes at the molecular level. Through his research, Dr. Tarn seeks to contribute to the development of innovative technologies and therapeutic interventions with potential applications in biomedicine and biotechnology.

Publication Top Noted:

Article: Antisense oligonucleotide-based therapy of viral infections

  • Authors: Tarn, W.-Y., Cheng, Y., Ko, S.-H., Huang, L.-M.
  • Journal: Pharmaceutics
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 12
  • Pages: 2015

Article: The Y14-p53 regulatory circuit in megakaryocyte differentiation and thrombocytopenia

  • Authors: Su, C.-H., Liao, W.-J., Ke, W.-C., Yang, R.-B., Tarn, W.-Y.
  • Journal: iScience
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 24
  • Issue: 11
  • Pages: 103368

Article: DDX3 modulates the tumor microenvironment via its role in endoplasmic reticulum-associated translation

  • Authors: Chen, H.-H., Yu, H.-I., Rudy, R., Yang, M.-H., Tarn, W.-Y.
  • Journal: iScience
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 24
  • Issue: 9
  • Pages: 103086

Review: P53 activation in genetic disorders: Different routes to the same destination

  • Authors: Tsai, Y.-Y., Su, C.-H., Tarn, W.-Y.
  • Journal: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 22
  • Issue: 17
  • Pages: 9307

Review: The Host Heat Shock Protein MRJ/DNAJB6 Modulates Virus Infection

  • Authors: Ko, S.-H., Huang, L.-M., Tarn, W.-Y.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 10
  • Pages: 2885

Sunil Hajare | Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Sunil Hajare, Molecular Biology, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at New Model Degree College, Hingoli, India

Summary:

Dr. Sunil Hajare is a seasoned researcher with over 21 years of experience in the fields of biotechnology and life sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, India, and has been actively engaged in research, teaching, and project management throughout his career.

During his tenure as an Associate Scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Dr. Hajare served as the Coordinator for Biotechnology at Dilla University, Ethiopia. He has also contributed significantly to the College of Biotechnology at JNERST, Nanded, India, where he played a key role in undergraduate programs and conducted research projects as a Principal Investigator.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Ph.D. in Biotechnology:

  • Institution: Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded
  • Duration: December 2003 to May 2010
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics:
  • Institution: SlSRC, Aurangabad
  • Duration: March 2004 to May 2014
  • Approved by DBT, Government of India

M.Sc. in Biotechnology:

  • Institution: IGKVV, Raipur (Government of INDIA)
  • Duration: June 1999 to June 2002
  • Supervised by Dr. S.K. Katiyar, Global Advisor for 7 Countries, Biotechnology, USA
  • Fellowship: JNU-DBT, Govt of India

B.Sc.:

  • Institution: VNMAU, Parbhani (Government of INDIA)
  • Duration: May 1993 to June 1998
  • Central Government University
  • Merit-based selection
  • Course duration: 4 years

Professional Experience:  

Dr. Sunil Hajare has accumulated over 21 years of professional experience in the field of Biotechnology and Life Sciences. His diverse roles have contributed significantly to research, academia, and industry. From June 2014 to August 2021, he served as an Associate Scientist at ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) and concurrently held the position of Coordinator (Biotechnology) for Dilla University, Ethiopia. In this capacity, he managed undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Biotechnology and Biomedical Science, providing valuable guidance to students. Prior to this, from September 2004 to May 2014, Dr. Hajare was associated with the College of Biotechnology, JNERST Nanded, India, where he actively engaged in undergraduate teaching and completed research projects as a Principal Investigator. Additionally, he served as a Research Associate at the Government College of Dairy Technology, Pusad, from December 2002 to September 2004, contributing to project work and molecular characterization. Throughout his career, Dr. Hajare has demonstrated a commitment to advancing biotechnological research and education, making significant contributions to both academia and industry.

Research Interest:

Molecular Biology: Investigating the mechanisms governing gene expression, DNA replication, and protein synthesis to understand fundamental biological processes at the molecular level.

Biomedical Research: Exploring the molecular basis of diseases, developing novel diagnostic tools, and discovering therapeutic targets for the treatment of various human ailments, including cancer, infectious diseases, and genetic disorders.

Microbial Biotechnology: Studying microorganisms for their biotechnological potential in areas such as enzyme production, bioremediation, and biofuel production, with a focus on harnessing microbial diversity for industrial applications.

Agricultural Biotechnology: Conducting research on genetically modified crops, crop improvement techniques, and sustainable agricultural practices to enhance crop yields, nutritional quality, and stress tolerance in response to changing environmental conditions.

Bioinformatics: Utilizing computational tools and algorithms to analyze biological data, including genomic sequences, protein structures, and metabolic pathways, to gain insights into complex biological systems and facilitate drug discovery and development.

Bioprospecting and Natural Products: Investigating natural sources, such as plants, marine organisms, and microorganisms, for the discovery of bioactive compounds with pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and agricultural applications.

Publication Top Noted:

De novo transcriptome sequencing of drought tolerance–associated genes in little millet (Panicum sumatrense L.)

  • Authors: Narayanrao, D.R., Tomar, R.S., Sm, P., Kamble, L., Hajare, S.T.
  • Published in: Functional and Integrative Genomics, 2023

Determination of knowledge, attitude and practice of voluntary counseling testing on HIV among youths from Tepi Town, Ethiopia

  • Authors: Derebew, B., Mola, M., Kalyankar, V.B., Humbe, A.S., Hajare, S.T.
  • Published in: PEC Innovation, 2023

Prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica among schoolchildren in Dilla town, Gedeo zone, Ethiopia

  • Authors: Abate, M., Eriso, F., Kalyankar, V.B., Jadhav, S.D., Hajare, S.T.
  • Published in: Infectious Diseases Now, 2023

Giardia lamblia infection and associated risk factors among patients attending Kochore Health Center, Ethiopia

  • Authors: Hajare, S.T., Betcha, A., Sharma, R.J., Kuddus, M., Eriso, F.
  • Published in: Infectious Diseases Now, 2022

Assessment of prevalence of Hepatitis B virus and its associated factors among pregnant women from Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia

  • Authors: Tadesse, M., Tafesse, G., Hajare, S.T., Chauhan, N.M.
  • Published in: Journal of Clinical Virology Plus, 2022

Eman Fayed | Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Eman Fayed, Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Summary:

Dr. Eman Abdelmaboud Hamed Fayed is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy (Girls), Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. She obtained her Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry from the same institution in November 2013, focusing on the synthesis and biological evaluation of new fused azepine derivatives. With over a decade of experience in academia, Dr. Fayed has held various teaching positions within the Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Department at Al-Azhar University, where she has been actively involved in teaching a wide range of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to her academic responsibilities, she has contributed significantly to the development of research and quality assurance initiatives within her faculty and has been recognized with several awards for her scientific research contributions. Dr. Eman Fayed’s research interests lie in pharmaceutical organic chemistry and drug discovery, with a focus on the synthesis, pharmacological evaluation, and design of novel organic compounds with potential therapeutic applications.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry

  • Institution: Faculty of Pharmacy (Girls), Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Year of Completion: November 2013
  • Thesis Title: “Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Some New Fused Azepine Derivatives”

Master’s degree (M.Sc) in Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry

  • Institution: Faculty of Pharmacy (Girls), Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Year of Completion: July 2010
  • Thesis Title: “Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluation of 5-Oxo-1, 4-Oxazepine Derivatives”

Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc) in Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Institution: Faculty of Pharmacy (Girls), Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Year of Completion: May 2004
  • Academic Achievement: Excellent with honors

Professional Experience:  

Dr. Eman Abdelmaboud Hamed Fayed has gained extensive professional experience in academia, research, and pharmaceutical industries. Her career trajectory is as follows:

Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Department

  • Institution: Faculty of Pharmacy (Girls), Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 2018 – Present

Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Department

  • Institution: Faculty of Pharmacy (Girls), Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 2013 – 2018

Assistant Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Department

  • Institution: Faculty of Pharmacy (Girls), Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 2010 – 2013

Demonstrator in Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Department

  • Institution: Faculty of Pharmacy (Girls), Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 2006 – 2010

Pharmacist in the Quality Control Unit

  • Organization: Holding Company for Vaccines (VACSERA)
  • Duration: 2005 – 2006

Dr. Eman Fayed’s roles have involved teaching various courses in pharmaceutical organic chemistry, supervising research activities, and contributing to the academic and administrative functions of the institutions she has been associated with. Additionally, her experience as a pharmacist in the quality control unit has provided her with practical insights into pharmaceutical industries.

Research Interest:

Dr. Eman Abdelmaboud Hamed Fayed’s research interests encompass various areas within pharmaceutical organic chemistry and related fields. Some of her key research interests include:

Synthesis of Novel Organic Compounds: Investigation and synthesis of new organic compounds with potential pharmacological applications.

Pharmacological Evaluation: Evaluation of the pharmacological properties and activities of synthesized organic compounds, including their efficacy, safety, and mechanism of action.

Drug Design and Development: Designing and developing new drugs or drug candidates with improved therapeutic profiles, including enhanced efficacy, reduced side effects, and improved bioavailability.

Heterocyclic Chemistry: Study of heterocyclic compounds and their synthesis, characterization, and pharmacological significance.

Spectroscopic Techniques: Application of various spectroscopic techniques for the structural elucidation and characterization of organic compounds.

Nutraceuticals and Natural Products: Investigation of natural products and nutraceuticals for their potential pharmacological activities and health benefits.

Organic Synthesis Methodologies: Development and optimization of organic synthesis methodologies for the efficient and sustainable synthesis of bioactive compounds.

Dr. Eman Fayed’s multidisciplinary research interests aim to contribute to the advancement of pharmaceutical sciences, drug discovery, and the development of novel therapeutic agents with clinical relevance and societal impact.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Novel fluorinated pyrazole-based heterocycles scaffold: cytotoxicity, in silico studies and molecular modelling targeting double mutant EGFR L858R/T790M as antiproliferative and apoptotic agents

  • Journal: Medicinal Chemistry Research
  • Year: 2023
  • Volume: 32
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 369–388
  • Authors: E.A. Fayed, N.A. Gohar, A.H. Bayoumi, Y.A. Ammar

Title: Development of new spiro[1,3]dithiine-4,11′-indeno[1,2-b]quinoxaline derivatives as S. aureus Sortase A inhibitors and radiosterilization with molecular modeling simulation

  • Journal: Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Year: 2023
  • Volume: 131
  • Pages: 106307
  • Authors: A. Ragab, M.S. Abusaif, N.A. Gohar, E.A. Fayed, Y.A. Ammar

Title: Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of a novel series of thiazole derivatives based on pyrazoline as anticancer agents

  • Journal: Egyptian Journal of Chemistry
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 65
  • Issue: 132
  • Pages: 1241–1252
  • Authors: U. Fathy, M.N.M. Yousif, E.M. Mohi El-Deen, E.A. Fayed

Title: Evaluation of quinoxaline derivatives as potential ergosterol biosynthesis inhibitors: design, synthesis, ADMET, molecular docking studies, and antifungal activities

  • Journal: Journal of Molecular Structure
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 1267
  • Pages: 133578
  • Authors: E.A. Fayed, M.A. Ebrahim, U. Fathy, H.S.E. Saeed, W.S. Khalaf

Title: The effect of novel synthetic semicarbazone- and thiosemicarbazone-linked 1,2,3-triazoles on the apoptotic markers, VEGFR-2, and cell cycle of myeloid leukemia

  • Journal: Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 127
  • Pages: 105968
  • Authors: E.M. Othman, E.A. Fayed, E.M. Husseiny, H.S. Abulkhair