Prof. Antonella De Leonardis
University of Molise
Antonella De Leonardis, degraded in Agricultural Sciences at University of Bari (1989), since 2016
is associate professor of Food Sciences and Technology at University of Molise, Campobasso (Italy),
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Food Science, where she worked before as Confirmed
Researcher (1991-2016). In the 2018, she obtained the Italian National Scientific Qualification as full
professor. Her research and teaching interests focus, specifically, in edible oils/fats; virgin olive oil;
natural phenolic substances; functional and antioxidant compounds; food enzymes. Her academic
activities include project coordination/participation; more than 90 scientific products (Author Scopus
ID 7003954812 - ORCID 0000-0002-5027-8137) including original researches, reviews, book
chapters; lecturing and student supervision; revising for different scientific journals. She was editor
(2014) of the book ‘Virgin olive oil: production, composition, uses and benefits for Man’ (Nova
Science Pub Inc, Hauppauge, NY, USA) and now she is Editorial Board Members for ‘Foods’
Prof. Francisco Gabriel Acien Fernandez
University of Almería
Prof. Francisco Gabriel Acien Fernandez graduated by the University of Granada in 1992, and Ph.D. at the University of Almería (Spain) in 1996. Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Almería from 2012 onwards. Prof. Acién has participated in 15 European projects in addition to 40 National projects and contracts with companies. Regarding publications, he published more than 150 papers in international journals and 20 book chapters, in addition to 10 patents. He is member of International Society for Applied Phycology and Latino American Society for Algal and Environmental Biotechnology, and editor of Algal Research and RELABIAA journals, in addition to reviewer of international journals. Major contributions on Biotechnology of microalgae field are related with the improvement of photobioreactors design, scale-up of production systems, and economic analysis of production processes. (orcid.org/0000-0002-8434-0365, Scopus ID: 55385950700).
Prof. Elaine Guaraldo
Nutritionist, Master in Nutrition Sciences (UNICAMP)
Partner/Director of Vigna Brasil - Regulatory Affairs consulting company
Professor in Food Science (USCS – Sao Caetano do Sul University)
Postgraduate professor in Food Regulatory Affairs and Food Labelling.
Prof. Gabriela Grigioni
Argentinian National Institute for Agricultural Technology, Argentina
Professor Gabriela Grigioni is a food scientist at Argentina's National Institute of Agricultural Technology and Vice-director of the Institute of Science and Technology of Sustainable Food Systems of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research. Her research interests include new food designs, physical-chemical and rheological properties of food related to manufacturing and preservation processes. She studies quality traits of meat product and their relationship to cattle feeding and management strategies, as well as meat shelf life. She has experience developing functional foods and transferring technologies to the industry. She is the inventor of a patentat the level of Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil. She has been lecturer in different postgraduate coursesand Advisor of scholarship and Master and PhD degrees thesis.
Prof. Georgi Kostov
University of Food Technology - Plovdiv
Georgi Kostov, DSc is a full professor in food technology at the University of Food Technology - Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2020 – at present). He is a lecturer at the Department of Wine and Beer Technology and his main research interests are related to the application of immobilized cell systems in the production of beer, wine and other new beverage types. The second major research area of his work is the development of new tailor-made type foods by studying the importance of various components (antioxidants, phenolic compounds, polysaccharides) and by including probiotic microorganisms (lactic acid bacteria and yeast). He has supervised five doctoral students, four of whom have successfully defended their PhD theses. In his career he has mentored a number of students during the development of their bachelor's and master's theses. He has led several research projects with competitive funding. Since 2020 he has been the head of the project "Strengthening the research excellence and innovation capacity of the University of Food Technologies - Plovdiv through the sustainable development of tailor-made food systems with programmable properties" funded by the national program "European Scientific Networks" of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Prof. Edy Rianto
Dr. Edy Rianto is a lecturer at Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia (1983-present). He was appointed as a professor in animal science in 2009. His major interest is meat ruminant production. His research focuses on the effect of nutrition on meat production and quality. He has mentored over 50 postgraduate students and published more than 200 research articles.He is aneditorial board member of some journalsof animal and agricultural science.
Prof. Berta Gonçalves
University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
B.G. is Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the Department of Biology and Environment at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) since November 2006 and Integrated Member of the Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences (CITAB). She has supervised 2 postdoctoral fellows, 5 doctoral thesis completed (6 in progress), 12 master's dissertations (5 in progress) and 27 scholarship holders research on funded projects. She participated in 33 funded research projects (4 of them as PI), published 85 articles in indexed international journals (h-index – 24), 4 books, 17 book chapters and co-authored more than 200 communications at national and international congresses. Her research interests are related with the development of mitigation strategies to cope with climate change in sustainable and environmentally friendly production of fruit crops.
Prof. Bao Haiying
Jilin Agricultural University
Bao Haiying, Professor of Jilin Agricultural University of China, doctoral supervisor, head of provincial excellent teaching team of traditional Chinese medicine, academic leader of pharmacy discipline of JAU, and member of a council of Chinese Mycological Society.
Advantages and characteristics in excavating, sorting, and innovation research of the resources of Mycomedicine and edible fungi. Presided over 4 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, published more than 300 papers, 4 monographs such as Mycomedicine of China and 2 textbooks such as Identification of traditional Chinese medicine. Won the first prize of scientific and technological progress of Jilin Province and 11 invention patents. Had trained 148 graduate students including international students. Rated as "teacher ethics star of Jilin Provincial Department of education".
Prof. Mario Osvaldo Perez Won
University of Bío-Bío
Mario Osvaldo Perez Won is an academic from the University of Bío-Bío, Chillán, Chile. He is a Food Engineer with a master's degree in Fishery Sciences from the University of Kagoshima, Japan, and a Ph.D. in Agriculture from the same university. Dr. Perez-Won works in the food area with emerging technologies such as pulsed electric fields and high-pressure processing; additionally, in seafood process engineering, food rheology, food process engineering development, biotechnology, and functional properties of proteins. Dr. Pérez-Won has been awarded nearly 15 research projects and is currently director of a FONDECYT REGULAR project, among various participations in other research. All this is not close to summarizing a career with a hundred scientific publications, one of the last published in Trends in Food Science & Technology Journal.
Prof. Jose Francisco Pereira Martins
Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Professor of Dairy Technology at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro. He has more than 40 years of work with LAB bioprocesses and a long standing research interest in Pediococci in cheese and meat bioprocesses. He has earned a degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry (Food) from the Federal University of Santa Maria (Santa Maria, Brazil), and completed his MSc Dairy Science and PhD Food Science and Technology, both from the University of Reading (UK). He has previous long professional engagements to ITAL-Institute of Food Technology (Campinas, Brazil) and Federal University of Santa Maria (Santa Maria, Brazil), always in areas of Food Microbiology, Food Safety and Lactic Bioprocesses. Active member of several Food Safety and Microbiology regulatory committees and dairy organizations.
Prof. Anna Beata Błażewicz
Medical University of Lublin
Anna Beata Błażewicz, PhD, Assoc. Prof., Prof. of Medical University of Lublin. After graduation in 1997 from Maria Skłodowska-Curie University (Faculty of Chemistry) in
Lublin (Poland) for more than 25 years she has been working as a researcher and academic teacher for medical and pharmacy students at Medical University (MUL) of Lublin. In 2021
she was appointed as the Dean of Biomedical Faculty, Head of the Chair of Biomedical Sciences and Head of the Department of Pathobiochemistry at MUL in Poland. Prof. Błażewicz is also a leader of many interdisciplinary research projects and scientific
supervisor of the medical and pharmacy students’ research team (Scientific Society at Medical
University of Lublin), she has received numerous awards, among others for the authorship of the chemistry handbook for students, and for research and teaching achievements, including The Ministry of Health Awards for scientific achievements.
Prof. Joana Costa
University of Porto
Dr Joana Costa has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Faculty of Pharmacy University of Porto. Currently, she is a Researcher at REQUIMTE-LAQV/Faculty of Pharmacy University of Porto with special focus on FOOD ALLERGYstudies, participating in several international and national projects on FOOD ALLERGENS, FOOD AUTHENTICATION, PLANT FOOD SUPPLEMENTS and GMO analysis. She is author/co-author in more than 70 publications in international peer-reviewed journals (H-index 20), 6 book chapters, 50 oral/87 poster presentations, organizing committee (7 events), 11 awards. Participation in n=15 national/international projects and MC member of COST Actions (CA18127, CA18227, FA1402).
Prof. Isabel Mafra
University of Porto
Isabel Mafra graduated in Food Engineering from the Portuguese Catholic University in Porto, completed a Master degree in Biological Engineering from the University of Minho and a PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Aveiro. She is a Senior Researcher at LAQV/REQUIMTE, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto. Her research is focused on molecular biology applied to food authentication, food allergen analysis/characterisation and GMO detection, with strong expertise in the development of DNA-based methods, including DNA extraction from complex food matrices, PCR, real-time PCR, HRM analysis, sequencing, among others. She has also expertise in food chemistry and food technology/biotechnology. She has participated in several national and international research projects and published over 100 papers in index journals (H-index of 29).
Prof. Vida Šimat
University of Split
Prof. Vida Šimat, PhD is a scientific advisor and professor at University of Split, Department of Marine Studies. She teaches seven courses and supervises students from BSc to PhD level.She is involved in several international and national scientific projects dealing with innovative solutions for food production, and enhancement of food quality and safety. Besides, she co-coordinates a H2020 BioProMedFood project dealing, among others, withvalorisation of by-products andlow value products as a source of natural components of bioactive compounds endowed with important nutritional and technological features. She has published more than 50 professional and scientific articles and contributed with over30 international conferences with invitedlectures, oral and poster presentations. (SCOPUS profile: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35186349300).
Prof. Elena Maria Bozzetta
University of Milan
She actually coordinates 40 people working in the Rapid test and confirmatory WB Laboratory for TSE, in Laboratory of Genetics and Laboratory of Histopathology. Responsible for management and coordination of diagnostic activities of the Institute as NRL and EURL for TSE.
She is Responsible of the National reference center for anabolics in food producing animals through biological methods; in this frame she is in charge of set up and validation of targeted and untargeted analytical methods to be used in the official national laboratories net and preparation of risk based sampling plan. Her field of research has widened to the development of strategies of fight against food frauds in support of authorities and to certificate food production of excellence.
Long time experience in the set up of the quality control system according to ISO/IEC/17025, including validation protocols for screening techniques, preparation of Standard Operating Procedures and organization of proficiency tests. Wide expertise in organization and management of training activities of the net of National Official Control laboratories and in the frame of european training projects (Better Training for Safer Food).
The development of international joint projects in the field of expertise has promoted the continuous activity in an international context. She is author or co-author of 150 scientific articles published on peer-reviewed (H-index 18) journals and 4 book chapters.
Prof. Jianxiong Li
2020-present, Distinguished Prof. College of Agronomy, Guangxi University.
2009─2020, Principal Investigator, ‘Hundred Talent Program’ Awardee of Chinese Academy of Sciences. South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2005─2009, Senior Research Scientist. Department of Biology, University of Virginia, USA.
2002─2005, Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA.
2000─2002, Visiting scientist, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA.
Prof. Carlos Artur Nascimento Alves
UNINTA - Centro Universitário
MsC. Carlos Artur N. Alves is a food science and gastronomy professor at the UNINTA University Center, Brazil, with expertise in wine, wine chemistry and sensory analysis. His research in the Master degree focuses in phenolic compounds and deterioration study of red wines from the tropical region São Francisco Sub-middle Valley, in Brazil Northeast. Professor Artur Alves has received a honor bachelor’s degree from the Federal University of Ceará. He has published research papers in international journals, as the International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science, and the Journal of Food Science and Techonology. He is Sommelier student at the Sommelier Brazilian Association (ABS) and Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI).
Prof. Dubravka Vitali Čepo
University of Zagreb
Dubravka Vitali Čepo holds a PhD in the field of Biomedicine and Health and today is a full professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry and the leader of several courses in graduate and postgraduate studies, mostly related to dietary supplements, nutrition and nutrition-drug interface in pharmaceutical care. She has participated in numerous international scientific conferences and is the co-author of more than 60 research articles in the field. She is the active reviewer for leading scientific journals in the field of nutrition and health and the member of the editorial board of two scientific journals. Her research interests are primarily focused on the field of nutraceuticals: development of sustainable processes of isolation of bioactive compounds from secondary raw materials; development of pharmaceutical formulations with improved stability/bioavailability and evidence-based application of nutraceuticals as the part of dietary intervention.
Assoc Prof. Irena Barukčić Jurina
University of Zagreb
Irena BarukčićJurina is working as Associate Professorand a researcher at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Zagreb Croatia. In 2013 she defended her PhD Thesis “Optimizing efficiency of whey microfiltration and ultrafiltration by applying ceramic membranes”. Her area of expertise relates to the research of technology, processing, characteristics and safety of milk and dairy products with a special focus on whey. She was attending professional at the Chair for Food Process Engineering and Dairy Technology, Research Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany, where shespent 6 months, as well as at the Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology, Department of Dairy, Fat and Cosmetics, Prague, Czech Republic. She is additionally trained for inspection of food products assigned by PDO/PGI/TSG status and is thus actively collaborating as an expert of the Croatian Accreditation Agency. She has participated in several research projects, and is currently working as a researcher of the project SIRENA – Modification of cheese ripening process and development of whey based products, co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fond.
Assoc Prof. Antonella Amato
University of Palermo
Antonella Amato is Associate Professor of Physiology at the Department of Biological- Chemical- Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, University of Palermo in Italy. Prof. Amato is guest Editor of journal “Nutrients” and director of the Advance Course in “Nutrition and Health” at the University of Palermo. Her main research interest is aimed to analyze the effects of natural bioactive compounds contained in dietary supplements and functional foods on the metabolism dysfunctions related to obesity, including insulin-resistance, adiposity and neurodegeneration. Prof. Amato has published over 60 papers; she is co-inventor of data submitted for patent applications. Much of her research has been funded by companies specialized in dietary and foods supplements synthesis.
Assoc Prof. Carlos Martín Enríquez-Castro
Instituto Tecnologico Superior Zacatecas Norte, Mexico
Assoc Prof. Marianna Bellafiore
University of Palermo
My name is Marianna Bellafiore and I am Associate Professor at the Department of Psychological Sciences, Education and Human Movement of Palermo University. Currently I lead the Functional and Postural Assessment laboratory and I am a member of the research doctorate "Health Promotion and Cognitive Sciences" at the University of Palermo. Since 2001 I have been working as a researcher and lecturer in Sports and Exercise Sciences and I have experience in coordinating funded research projects in the field of education for healthy lifestyles and the promotion of physical activity, such as the "Training -to-health”and“Prevention of domestic accidents and promotion of physical activity for children of preschool age and over 60 (PAP & DAP project)”.
Asst. Prof. Alessia Fazio
University of Calabria
Alessia Fazio currently occupies a position as Assistant Professor in Food Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences (University of Calabria, Italy). She studied chemistry and after obtaining the title of PhD in Chemical Sciences (Organic Chemistry) she received a research fellow at the University of Calabria and she worked on the new synthesis of compounds of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical interest. She held visiting Postdoctoral position at Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa, USA). Her current research activity focusses on food chemistry, and in particular on the recovery of bioactive compounds, including prebiotics and bioactive lipids from local plants and agri-food wastes. Specifically, she performs research works aimed at the design and formulation and biochemical studies of functional foods, including fermented foods. She is involved in different teaching courses and the supervision of students from BSc to PhD level.
Asst. Prof. Ana Isabel Novo de Barros
Ana Isabel Novo de BarrosI is an Assistant Professor with Habilitation from the University of Trá-os-Montes and Alto Douro. I have been the Director of the Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences (CITAB) for 5 years (May 2017-July 2022) and of Institute for Innovation, Capacity building and Sustainability of Agri-Food production (Inov4Agro) for one year and half (January 2021-July 2022). I am responsible for the Phytochemicals Laboratory, and Coordinator of the Agri-Food Quality Group. My research targets are mainly in the identification, separation and recovery of functional molecules from different natural products, as well as their implementation as ingredients and bioactive compounds in food, with an ultimate goal to extract high added-value molecules and re-use them in the food chain (from agriculture to the consumer). In the last years, I was awarded with several prizes and distinction. I have published more than 100 scientific documents, including research articles, reviews and editorials, within the highest impact factor journals in the Food Science and Technology field (25 h-index, SCOPUS, August 2022). I was editor of 2 books and have written several book chapters. I have registered 8 national patents. I am editorial member of Antioxidants and Frontiers and have Special Issues in Molecules and Antioxidants journals. At the moment, I am also guest editor of several special issues in MDPI and IntechOpen. I have international collaborations and I am PI and member of several FINANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS with different typologies (last 5 years). I'm the coordinator from the European project WATELESS|TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-08.My scientific work has raised interest and has led to the SUPERVISION of Post-doc (3 concluded, 1 ongoing), PhD (9 concluded and 5 ongoing), Master (40 concluded and 7 ongoing) and Bachelor (46 concluded) students, as also more than 30 national and international PhD students visitors in CITAB. I have been member of organizing committees of scientific conferences, presented invited lectures in international and national conferences, and have >400 oral/poster communications, including papers in conference proceedings. I have been member of PhD and Master defenses and I also have 25 years of teaching experience. I served as an international expert evaluator for Agência Nacional de Inovação. I have assisted as an invited reviewer of several papers. Currently, I am also working in the research area of the cosmetic company Mesosystem.
Asst. Prof. Konstantinos Papadimitriou
Agricultural University of Athens
Current position: Assistant Professor of Food Quality Control, Laboratory of Food Quality and Hygiene,
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
I have a BSc/MSc in Food Science and Technology from the Agricultural University of Athens (1998). I
then pursued an MSc in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Biology from Sussex University (2000). I
was awarded my PhD in Food Microbiology with distinction from AUA (2006). My research interests
include the microbiology of dairy products, the physiology, the genetics and the genomics of lactic acid
bacteria, the metagenomics of food ecosystems, single cell microbiology, plasmid biology and applied
bioinformatics. I am also interested in probiotics research and probiotics application in human health. I
have currently published 63 articles (mean IF > 4.0, h-index 25). I am co-editor of the books entitled “The
stress physiology of lactic acid bacteria” (Springer, more than 50k chapter downloads) and “Non-Bovine
Milk and Milk Products” (Elsevier), as well as the eBook “Omics and Systems Approaches to Study the
Biology and Applications of Lactic Acid Bacteria” (Frontiers in Microbiology). I have also published more
than 100 abstracts in scientific conferences and 10 book chapters. Furthermore, I am an Editor in BMC
Genomics, an Associate Editor in Frontiers in Microbiology, an Academic Editor in PLOS ONE, and a
Section editor in FOODS. I am a member of the Editorial board of 10 journals including Applied and
Environmental Microbiology (ASM), Microbial Biotechnology, International Dairy Journal and Journal of
Asst. Prof. Engr. Philip Donald C. Sanchez
Caraga State University
Engineer (Engr.) Philip Donald C. Sanchez is an Assistant Professor and currently the Director of Center for Resource Assessment, Analytics, and Emerging Technologies of Caraga State University (CSU-CREATE) in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines. Engr. Sanchez is an Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer specializing in Food Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, and Food Innovation. His research interests include valorization of agricultural wastes to potential food product development, characterization of agricultural and food products, non-destructive quality assurance of foods, and food product innovation. He obtained his postgraduate degree in bioprocess engineering from the Universiti Putra Malaysia. As a faculty-researcher, he has published research and comprehensive review articles in high rank, reputable, and Scopus-indexed journals particularly in Elsevier. As a food innovator and postharvest engineer, his first patented technology focused on developing a mechanized technology for extracting the meat of a Kaong fruit from its husk.
Dr. Ruperto Bermejo Román
University of Jaén
Degree in Chemistry (1992) and PhD in Physical Chemistry (1997) University of Granada. Research fellowship (FPI) of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (1992-1996). In 1996 he joined the University of Jaén (UJA) as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, performing his teaching and research duties at the Higher Polytechnic School of Linares (EPSL). Since 2003 he is Associate Professor. He has carried out research stays at the Universities of Padua (Italy, Dr.
Fontana’s group), Almería (Dr. Molina’s group) and Granada (Dr. Alvarez’s group). In addition, he has completed training and teaching stays at Keen University (USA), Padua University (Italy) and Al Jouf University (Saudi Arabian Kingdom). He has received the First Prize for Olive Oil Research “Luis Vañó” for his contribution to the study of olive oils (2013) and has received twice the Entrepreneurs Award from the University of Jaén for projects related to the industrial sector of food additives (2008 and 2013).
Dr. Ivana Ljevaković-Musladin
Public Health Institute Dubrovnik
Dr. Ivana Ljevaković-Musladin is the Head of the Food Division and Quality manager at the Public Health Institute of Dubrovnik-Neretva County (Dubrovnik, Croatia). Her academic background is interdisciplinary, and it includes a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Faculty of Science in Zagreb, a Master's degree in food analytics and microbiology from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in Zagreb, and a Doctoral degree at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb in the field of veterinary medicine, branch veterinary public health and food safety.
She is an active member of the Croatian Microbiological Society, the Croatian Metrology Society, and the IMEKO TC11 Technical Committee. Scientific interests include genetic research on the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and its implications for food safety.
Dr. Mislav Tujmer
University of Zagreb
Mislav Tujmer, born in 1991, finished his Master studies at the Faculty of mechanical engineering and naval architecture in Zagreb, Croatia in 2021. Since then, he is working as an assistant in teaching and research at the Chair of polymer processing at the Faculty of mechanical engineering and naval architecture. He started his PhD study in 2021 focusing on polymer composite materials. Other scientific interests include additive manufacturing, bioplastics and polymer manufacturing methods.
Dr. Cristina Vergara Hinostroza
Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias
Doctor of Nutrition and Food
Reseach-line: Extraction and stabilization by microencapsulation of bioactive compounds for the development of healthy ingredients and foods.
Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA)
Dr. Adriana María Descalzo
Institute of Science and Technology for Sustainable Food Systems, INTA-CONICET, Argentina
Dr Adriana María Descalzo. PhD in Biology at the University of Buenos Aires, working in food science for over 20 years with a particular focus on natural antioxidants, food stability and functional foods. Presently, coordinator of the National Program of Agroindustry at INTA, Argentina.
Dr. Pedro Ulises Bautista Rosales
Autonomous University of Nayarit
Pedro Ulises Bautista Rosales is a Professor at the Autonomous University of Nayarit in Mexico. He completed his Ph.D. at the Norwest Biological Research Center, Mexico. He teaches six courses and supervises bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students. His research focuses on biological control, antimicrobial action mechanisms, resistance induction, extraction of antimicrobial compounds and microbial growth enhancers with potential industrial use. He has also worked in food science and technology/biotechnology, and He has published more than 44 peer-reviewed scientific articles (H-index 9). He has one patent granted and six patents pending. He is a member of the editorial board of the Revista Bio Ciencias.
Dr. Dominique Rinaldo
National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAe), Guadeloupe, France
After studying to become an agricultural engineer, I took a PhD degree in Animal physiology at Rennes University (France). In 1991, I came to Guadeloupe and was recruitedatINRAe where I have studied heat resistance and meat quality in growing pigs until 2004. Since, I have been working on the organoleptic, nutritional and functional qualities of starchy tropical food products. First, I have examined the influence of biotic and abiotic stresses on banana quality for about ten years. Since 2015, I have been focusing on qualities of root crops, mainly yam, with a particular interest in processing ability.
Dr. Evgeni Eltzov
Department of Postharvest and Food Sciences, Volcani Center, Israel
Evgeni Eltzov is the researcher in the Department of Postharvest and Food Sciences, Volcani Center, Israel. He completed his Ph.D. in the Environmental Engineering department at Ben-Gurion University. Dr. Eltzov's research interests are bioluminescent bacterial panels for toxicity detection, the point of care devices for healthcare, environmental, and agriculture fields, nano-based biosensors, and real-time monitoring systems. Previously he has engineered several new bacterial strains to use in biosensor applications. Duringthe last four years, he has developed sensors for real-time monitoring pathogen's presence in post-harvest produce,novel biosensor concepts based on the lateral flow methodologies, and methods for determining food shelf life. He has more than 15 years of experience in the biosensor field and is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications, conference papers, and patents.
Dr. Jakob Shimshoni
Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel
Dr. Jakob Shimshoni is a research scientist in the Department of Food Quality and Safety at the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel. I earned my PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2009, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the NIH and University of Washington (2009-2011). My research group develops novel fluorescence and near-infrared methods coupled with multivariate classification and regression models to identify and quantify secondary metabolites and various mold species.
Dr. Simona Terzo
University of Palermo
Simona Terzo is a Researcher in Physiology at the Department of Biological- Chemical-
Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, University of Palermo in Italy. She is a scientist with five
years of experience in physiology and nutrition. Topic research: beneficial effects of functional food
and nutraceuticals in obesity-related disorders in the animal model. Specifically, the research activity
is focused on studying the interaction between diet and health to clarify and deepen the complex
relationships that link eating habits to the risk of diseases. Dr. Terzo has published over 10 papers;
she is a co-inventor of data submitted for patent applications.
Dr. Simona Fabroni
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Italy
Dr. Simona Fabroni, is a permanent researcher in food science and technology at the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA) - Research Center for Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops (Italy, 2010-present). In 2009 she has completed her PhD in Food Science and Technology, University of Catania, Italy. From 2005 she has been working studying on quality and biological properties of fresh fruits and processed products focusing the attention on the investigation of the main bioactive constituents (anthocyanins, flavonoids, hydroxycinnamic acids, vitamins) and promoting the development of new technologies for the processing industry. She has conducted studies on the nutritional and nutraceutical quality of organic fruits and on traceability studies for the valorisation of food products protected by European designations (Organic, PDO, PGI). She has published more than 50 papers, (including 34 indexed in Scopus peer-reviewed papers). H-index: 13(649 citations by 597 documents).
Dr. Pasquale Crupi
University Aldo Moro Bari
Pasquale Crupi is researcher in Food Science and Technology at University Aldo Moro Bari. His current research interests are mainly focused on Metabolomics analyses of food products. In particular, he deals with metabolic fingerprinting and metabolite profiling analyses by high resolution and high-throughput technologies (GC-MS, HPLC-MSn, HPLC-MS/MS, NMR) of primary and secondary metabolites (sugars, amino acids, organic acids, polyphenols, carotenoids, aromatic compounds, vitamins, etc.) present in fruit and vegetables (such as grape, cherry, artichoke, carob, olive etc.) and bio-transformed products (such as juice, oil and wine).
Dr. Lydia Lanzoni
University of Teramo
Dr. Lydia Lanzoni graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2020 and is currently attending a PhD course in “Veterinary Medical Sciences, Public Health and Animal Welfare” at the University of Teramo. She has worked in the field of farm animal welfare, studying the behaviour of Mediterranean buffaloes during peri-partum. Currently her research activity, in synergy with several national and international collaborations, focuses on sustainability and welfare of farm animals, in particular on the integration of animal welfare indicators in a holistic assessment of farm sustainability. Recently, she is undertaking a research project on the welfare and environmental impact assessment, with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), of “pecorino” cheese production in Abruzzo (Italy). She has contributed to the publication of articles in international peer-reviewed journals and participated in national and international conferences.
Dr. Gerardo Álvarez
National Research Council of Spain (CSIC)
Gerardo Á lvarez is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain. He received a Ph.D. Degree in Analytical Chemistry from University of Santiago de Compostela (July 2015) and, since then, his research activity has further developed in several international research centers in Germany (KIT and BfG), the Czech Republic (UCT-Prague), and the United Kingdom (Queen’s University Belfast). Gerardo’s activity is focused on researching new bioactive compounds from food and natural products, using state-of-the-art HRMS-based Foodomics approaches. He is an author of a total of 61 publications, including 8 book chapters in prestigious international publishers and 50 SCI articles. He is a member of the editorial board of several SCI journals (i.e., Open Life Science, Frontiers in Analytical Science, Frontiers in Nutrition) and is Guest Editor of the journal Agronomy.
Dr. Maria Chiara Valerii
University of Bologna
Maria Chiara Valerii graduated in Biological Sciences in 2006 at the University of Bologna, Italy. She obtained a PhD in Medical, Surgical, Gastroenterologic and Transplantation Sciences in 2010 at the University of Bologna, Italy and a second level Master in Research and clinical and preclinical Drug Development in 2011 at the University “Bicocca” of Milan, Italy. Since 2007 she collaborates with the Unit of Translational Physiology and Nutrition at the department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Bologna and with the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Unit of the “IRCSS Policlinico S.Orsola” of Bologna. Her reasearch is focused on nutrional aspects of health and disease and on the role of diet and natural compounds, expecially Essential Oils, in gut phisiology and homeostasys. Since 2013 she collaborates with the department of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Bologna on research projects aimed to analyze the impact of ancient and modern cultivar on human health. She is a co‐founder of the Targeting Gut Disease s.r.l., a Spinoff of the University of Bologna founded in 2014 and aimed develop new nutraceuticals based on Essential Oils to counteract gut dysbiosis and related pathologies. She is a teacher at the second level master on “Nutrition and Health Education” of the University of Bologna. She is author of 30 scientific papers.
Dr. Carlos Alberto Guerra
Carlos Alberto Guerra has graduated in Food Engineering at the age of 25years from Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro and graduated with MBA degree in Project Management and Business Management from Getulio Vargas Foundation. He is a founding partner of Guerra & Castro Consulting the technical salesmanof BRC Ingredientes, a food ingredients supplier organization. He is co-author of the method named MicroLab_ShelfLife®, a predictive method to validade shelf-life of meat products by a durability studyorchallenge test.Recently, he has carried out researchto extend shelf-life of meat products with natural technologies.
Dr. Lucas Marques Costa
Lucas Marques Costa has graduated in Food Engineering at the age of 27 years from University of São Paulo and graduated with an MBA degree in Sales Management from Getúlio Vargas Fundation. He is the business manager of BRC Ingredientes, a food ingredients supplier organization. He is co-author of the method named MicroLab_ShelfLife®, a predictive method to validade shelf-life of meat products by a durability studyorchallenge test.Recently, he has carried out research providingnatural technologies to preserve and produce functional meat products.
Dr. Rosalia Battaglia
University of Catania
Rosalia Battaglia, Ph.D. in Biology, Genetics, and Bioinformatics, is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences of the University of Catania, Italy. Her research interests range from the cellular and molecular basis of oocyte maturation and embryo implantation to the genetics and epigenetics of reproductive disorders.
Dr. Ítala M.G. Marx
Mountain Research Centre (CIMO)
Dr. Ítala M.G. Marx is a Postdoc Researcher of PreVineGrape POCI-01-0247-FEDER-049695 project. She has background in nutrition and food chemistry, specifically in the chemical characterization and valorization of plant bioactive compounds.
Dr. Elizandra N. G. Ardohain
Mountain Research Centre (CIMO)
Mst. Elizandra N. G. Ardohain is a doctoral researcher for the PreVineGrape POCI-01-0247-FEDER-049695 project. Student with experience in the agro-food area, especially in the chemical characterization, nutritional and bioactive properties evaluation of food and plant matrices.
Dr. HELENA Alexandra Guerra Afonso VIDEIRA
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança
HELENA Alexandra Guerra Afonso VIDEIRA science manager and communicator at CIMO, Mountain Research Centre, of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, PORTUGAL (2020-present), is affectedto the group of sustainable projects and products.
His research team BioChemCore is led by the researcher and Vice-Coordinator of CIMO,Lillian Barros.
BioChemCore`s research interests are:Chemistry of Natural Products; Nutraceuticals and Functional foods; Technology of Natural Products: Medicinal Chemistry
She develops, leads and tests ideas, projects, applications for national, community and international funds. She accompanied the launch of several start-ups and mentored entrepreneurship projects.
Helena Videira is the innovation and partnership manager at Matéria Digital, based in Bragança and collaborates in terms of communication and events with GlampingHills, a brand image of SIC NotíciasPortugal and certified by Biosphere.
Interested in taking innovation to the market, she integrates multidisciplinary teams, in cooperation, co-promotion, national, European and international projects, in co-creation environments.
With more than 25 years of career, most of them as a General Director at NERBA, Business Association of the Bragança Region, delegation of the Portuguese Industrial Association/ CCI Chamber of Commerce and Industry. As Director of ZASNET - European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, she was the manager of the Major Transfrontier Biosphere Reserve of Europe, UNESCO. She was a guest professor at UTAD University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, and IPB Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, PORTUGAL.
Helena Videira has a degree in International Relations, from the University of Minho (1996), after graduating in Management of Organizations(specialization in business management), IPB and inInterior Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon. She participates in a Training Program Territorial Foresight Methods and Practices, Department of Foresight and Planning and International Relations, Ministry of the Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development. She`s also a Specialist in Health, Safety and Hygiene at Work, ISLA andTravel Auditor ISO 1901. Currently she frequentsUniversity Expert in Psicomarketing&Business Growth, UDIMA, Distance University of Madrid.Helena participated in various studies and collective publications and was Director of the NERBA Initiative Magazine.
Dr. Sylene Ruiz de Almada Melo
Universidade Federal do Ceará
Dr. Sylene Ruiz de Almada Melo
PhD in Sociology from the State University of Ceará - UECE / BRAZIL
Master in Business Administration - Federal University of Ceará - UFC/ BRAZIL
Professor and Consultant at Agri - Consultoria Empresarial em Comércio e Serviços LTDA
Dr. Olivia Pinho
University of Porto
Olivia Maria de Castro Pinho is researcher from LAQV/REQUIMTE and Full Professor at the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Porto. Expertise: Food Safety. Development and optimisation of chemical and biochemical methodologies to be applied to nutrients. Improvement of food manufacturing processes and cooking to promote consumer’s health. As nutritionist she has also experience in studies related with food consumption habits. As nutritionist she has also experience in studies related with food consumption habits.
Dr. Justyna Żulewska
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
Dr. Justyna Żulewska has been employed at University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland, since 2006 as Professor of Food Science. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Olsztyn Academy of Agriculture and Technology, Poland. Her doctorate was received in 2004 from University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland with her dissertation in the area of functional properties of whey proteins. Nowadays, she is acting as Head of Department of Dairy Science and Quality Management. She completed several fellowships at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Universidade de Aveiro, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Cornell University. She is actively engaged in several educational initiatives, i.e. Europel (European Alliance of Dairy Teachers), MPV Dairy Simulator and InnoDairyEdu. She has published over 80 journal articles and presented over 90 communications/abstracts to national and international conferences. Her main research interests are: factors influencing quality and yield of cheese, production of cheese with altered ratio of casein fractions, whey management, factors affecting the efficiency of filtration processes, i.e. MF, UF, food product development, functional dairy ingredients.
Dr. Adriana Lobacz
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
Adriana Lobacz (PhD) is Assistant Professor of Food Technology and Nutrition (specialization in dairy technology) at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. Her research interest is in microbiological safety of dairy products, new dairy products development, predictive microbiology, application and influence of innovative additives on dairy products safety, antimicrobial properties of substances of plant origin, safety of dairy products produced from raw milk. She teaches several courses, i.e. new food product development, predictive microbiology, statistical process control. She served several research and didactic apprenticeships abroad (Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK; University of Cordoba, Spain). She is a member of international and domestic scientific organizations and associations and she has published about 30 original research papers and reviews, mostly related to microbiology and safety of dairy products.
Dr. Sunčica Beluhan
University of Zagreb
Dr. Sunčica Beluhan, Full Professor, has graduated in 1989 (Bsc in Biochemical Engineering) and defended her MSc (1994) and PhD (2001)the in Biotechnology at Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb. She works at Faculty of FoodTechnology and Biotechnology,Universityof Zagreb, since 1990 in Department of Biochemical Engineering.She has mentored over 70 graduate students and published more than 50 professional and scientific articles. She contributed to over 20 international conferences with Invited/keynote lectures and poster presentations. Her scientific research interests are bioprocess kinetics, cultivation and biotechnological application of bacterial nanocellulose, isolation of biologically active compounds from brewer's yeast biomass, the antimicrobial and antioxidant potential of fungi, production of biodiesel and bioethanol, cultivation of microalgae. She is a member of the editorial board of one scientific journal indexed in ISI Web of Science.
Dr. Ana Rita Henriques
University of Lisbon
Ana Rita Henriques (DVM, MSc, PhD) is an invited lecturer of Veterinary Public Health and Food Technology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon. She also works as a food safety consultant and auditor in several food companies. She has published several peer-reviewed papers and oral and poster communications in scientific meetings and conferences on topics related to Food Safety and Food Microbiology and is currently interested in developing research using risk-benefit assessment in foods.
Dr. Paola Roncada
Università Magna Graecia
Professor Paola Roncada's research activity is reported in more than 100 publications in international journals with anonymous review (peer review), She is therefore the author or co-author of more than three hundred works, including communications to national and international congresses. Over the years, Professor Roncada has been particularly dedicated to studies of proteomics, a discipline that she has applied to the study of microorganisms in the veterinary public health sector, applying advanced molecular methodologies to the etiopathogenetic and diagnostic study of diseases of medical-veterinary interest, even in animal models. He also applied proteomics by investigating phenotypic adaptations of microbial consortia in complex matrices, (metaproteomics) both animal and food of animal origin. It has also applied these methodologies in the field of veterinary reproduction and animal production, in the field of allergens and on animal models of diseases. She is involved in different international and national projects, as ERA NET, COST ACTIONS, AND EU KBBE. She is president of Italian proteomics association since 2019 and she si member of Human proteomics Organization (HUPO) Council. She is Executive Editor of Journal of Proteomics, Food and Nutrition Section.
Theofilos J. Frangopoulos
International Hellenic University
Theofilos Fragopoulos is a graduate (2017) of the Department of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th), specializing in Food Science and Technology. He received a Master's degree (M.Sc.) in Food Science and Technology from the Faculty of Agriculture of the A.U.Th. (2020), where he conducted his thesis in the Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Biochemistry. From December 2020 he is conducting his Doctorate studies at the department of food science and technology (International Hellenic University) within the framework of the research program “Starch Active Biodegradable Food Packages – StActBioFP”. He has worked in industry in the field of developing functional foods with utilization of herbal ingredients with multiple actions. He has published 3 articles in an international peer-reviewed scientific journal and 1 chapter on a book. He has 5 cross-references from individual peer-reviewed articles and an h-index of 2. He, also, has participated as a speaker in 2 international scientific conferences. He has one patent.
Dr. Zarroug Youkabed
University of Carthage
Youkabed ZARROUG currently works at the National Agricultural Research Institute of Tunisia (INRAT), Field Crops Laboratory, University of Carthage. Youkabed does research in Food Engineering, cereals technology, Food Science and Food Processing, Animal and Human Nutrition. Her current project are: ‘ grainbiopotect '(VRR), gluten free cereals products, Meat bioconservation with essential oil (VRR), … Youkabed is ready to collaborate with researchers from all over the world.
Dr. Ana Paula Silva
University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
A.P.S. is Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Department Agronomy at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) since April2005 and Integrated Member of the Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences (CITAB). She has Supervised 1 postdoctoral fellow, Co-supervised 3 doctoral thesis completed (2 in progress), 15 master's dissertations (6 in progress), 64 degree report, and 10 scholarship holders research on funded projects. She participated in 32 funded research projects, published 10 Books, 12 book chapters e 47 articles in indexed international journals referenced on ISI Web of Knowledge® – Web of Science(h-index – 19)and co-authored more than 200 communications at national and international congresses.
Dr. Manuel Sanchez Chero
National University of Frontera
Dr. Manuel Sanchez Chero is a Systems Engineer, with a Doctor's Degree, Ordinary Professor in the category of principal assigned to the Faculty of Engineering of Food Industries and Biotechnology of the National University of Frontera and Researcher CONCYTEC RENACYT, with registration P0011796, in the Carlos Monge III Group, with valid from 12/16/2020 - 12/16/2022
Dr. Francine Albernaz Teixeira Fonseca Lobo
Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dr. Francine Albernaz Teixeira Fonseca Lobo is Graduated in Nutrition from Universidade Federal Fluminense (2010), Specialization in Prescription of Herbal Medicines and Clinical and Sports Nutritional Supplementation, Master (2013) and Doctorate (2017) in Sciences Applied to Health Products in the area of Development of new health products by Faculty of Pharmacy of the Fluminense Federal University. He carried out part of the doctoral thesis research at the Laboratory of Color Y Calidad de los Alimentos of Prof. Dr. Francisco Heredia, University of Seville, Spain, deepening his studies in the characterization of bioactive compounds, mainly phenols and carotenoids, using UHPLC and RRLC. For this, he received a scholarship from Capes. In 2016, he worked at Universidad de Chile (Santiago) and Universidad Austral de Chile (Valdivia), studying in vitro bioavailability assays of bioactive compounds (phenols and carotenoids) and characterization of sugars by HPLC-IR in mango pulp dehydrated by foam mat drying, with profs. Dr. Robert Paz and Dr. Javier Stop. In 2017, she studied English at the Intercultural Institute of California, ESL, United States. She is currently an adjunct professor at the Department of Food Science at the School of Nutrition at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. In Graduate Studies, she is a collaborating professor at the Graduate Program in Food and Nutrition (PPGAN-Academic Master's and Doctorate) at UNIRIO. studied English at the Intercultural Institute of California, ESL, United States. She is currently an adjunct professor at the Department of Food Science at the School of Nutrition at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. In Graduate Studies, she is a collaborating professor at the Graduate Program in Food and Nutrition (PPGAN-Academic Master's and Doctorate) at UNIRIO. studied English at the Intercultural Institute of California, ESL, United States. She is currently an adjunct professor at the Department of Food Science at the School of Nutrition at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. In Graduate Studies, she is a collaborating professor at the Graduate Program in Food and Nutrition (PPGAN-Academic Master's and Doctorate) at UNIRIO.
Dr. Bruna Mara Ribeiro Teles
Federal University of Ceará
Doctor in Neuroharmacology, by the Faculty of Medicine of the Federal University of Ceará. , with emphasis on the study of neurodevelopmental, neuroinflammatory and neuroprotective mechanisms. Research line: DRUGS WITH A PROTECTIVE EFFECT AGAINST VIRAL INFECTION. TEACHER OF THE MEDICINE COURSE AT UECE. Post-Doctorate carried out in Europe (CIMO-MOUNTAIN RESEARCH CENTER) with the theme: In vitro Analysis of the Antioxidant Effect of Pomegranate Extract on Cancer Cell Lines. VISITING TEACHER in Europe/IPB/Portugal. It has numerous published articles on drugs with a neuroprotective effect against viral infection. Received in Germany at the 11th FENS the FENS Travel Grant Award for Neuroscience Innovation, granted by the Company SIGMA-ALDRICH / MERCK. She received the Young Researcher Award, granted by the World Congress On Brain, Behavior And Emotions. Received the CDE Grant Winner Award, ECNP Congress of Applied and Translational Neuroscience, in Berlin, Germany. Selected and participated in the Meeting for the Development of New Drugs in Psychiatry, held in Nice, France. Published book chapters about the use of innovative teaching practices in human embryology and histology and on drugs with neuroprotective effects. Skills and Expertise: Neuroinflammation, Neuroprotection, Neuropharmacology.
Dr. Federica Gevi
University of Tuscia
Dr. Federica Gevi currently a university researcher at the University of Tuscia-Viterbo. Her research activity is mainly focused on themes of biochemistry and biology applied to plasma, urine and various biological samples in the clinical setting. She is co-author of 33 publications in international journals reviewed by the ISI (h-index: 14 n. Citations: 873). She has fifteen years of experience in the field of mass spectrometry-HPLC (MALDI TOF-TOF, Orbitrap, Q.TOF, Amazon ETD,) in identification of proteins and metabolomic and lipidomic characterizations in various biological samples. she is co-editor of two special issue: "Metabolomics of Autism Spectrum Disorder" and "Multi-Omics Approaches for Health and Disease".
Dr. Juliana A. Barreto Peixoto
University of Porto
Juliana A. Barreto Peixoto completed her MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2019 at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto. Currently, she is a PhD student in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Specialty of Nutrition and Food Science, at the same Faculty. Her research interests are mainly focused on food chemistry and biochemistry, particularly on the chemical and bioactive properties of food and food by-products that might possess health benefits (namely in the field of metabolic disorders), aiming their valorization.She has published 4 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, 1 conference paper, and presented 5 oral and 11 poster communications in national and international scientific meetings. She also received 1 best oral communication award.
Dr. Luljeta Hetemi
Department of clinical and medical Biochemistry university, North Macedonia
Dr. Luljeta Hetemi is laboratory doctor, have more published article also over 100 invitations as speaker and key note speaker around the world. Her interesting research area is in Autism cause and ASD in biochemistry genetic and nutritional problems also in other biochemistry fields like HPLC, Immunoassay, ELISA, CLIA, etc. Her researches are in HbA1c DM2 and anemia, hypovitaminosis D and ASD, Zn deficiency and Autism, Casein &Gluten, diet free of them to treat Autism, Homocystein and ICV,ECP can develop asthma, Autism and food intolerance this was really new discover presentation on London biochemistry and molecular biology conference on 2018 and was eminent speaker and from this research some of publishing books academy(of researches) have invited to be part of their scientific books in Autism cause. Is certified as Clinical trials manager from Cliniera institut-USA.
Dr. Zeineb NHOUCHI
School of Industrial Biology - EBI
Dr. Zeineb NHOUCHI is an associate professor in food science at the High School of Biology in France (2018 – present). She is graduated from the Artois University as an expert on the formulation and the instrumental characterization of cereal products. She is specialized on the study of hydrocolloids and their interactions with other ingredients such lipids in numerous food matrix. She conducted international projects dealing with formulation and rheological measurements (with University of Pharmacy in Rabat, Morocco, and University of Sao Paolo in Brazil). She has mentored graduate students (master’s degree) in their internships. Today, Dr. Nhouchi published research articles dealing with the prediction of lipid oxidation and staling of cereal products during storage. She is now working on the formulation of Pickering emulsion. Regarding achievements, Dr. Nhouchi was involved in many congresses as invited speaker and recently identified for teaching mobility in Italy and Czech Republic.
Dr. Tonči Rezić
University of Zagreb
Dr Tonči Rezić is professor at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) in the field of biotechnology. His area of experience is bioreactor performance development, biofuels and biochemical production, biological wastewater treatment, bioprocesses mathematical modeling and optimization. He was coordinator and investigator on the WTZ Austrian-Croatian bilateral project “Integrated bioethanol production from crops and crap” and investigator on the scientific program of Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports “Mathematical modelling in development of bioprocesses and products”; “Use of integrated bioprocesses in lactic acid production”.As the member of international consortium he was participating in the “BIODETOX” and “IRIS-2” FP-7 project application.He is president of the Croatian Cluster of Competitiveness of the Food Processing Sector, organisation under the authority of Croatian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development. He was granted from Austrian Government for 2006/2007 with “Ernst Mach-Stipendien”.
Dr. Sandra Salvador Inguane Chemane
University of Porto
Researcher and lecturer from 2006 to date at the Faculties of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering and Veterinary, both at Eduardo Mondlane University. PhD in Food Consumption and Nutrition Sciences (2022) from the Faculty of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Porto-Portugal, Master’s in Chemistry and Processing of Local Resources in 2016, and Degree in Chemistry from the Faculty of Sciences, Eduardo Mondlane University in 2004. He was part of the Commission for the Creation of the Food and Nutrition Technology Research Center, as well as collaborated in the implementation of the Degree in Food Technology at the Faculty of Veterinary. He was also part of the team of researchers of the Project “Improving Goins Storage Structures for Smallholder Farmers in Mozambique and Zambia”, and of the team of Researchers of the Project “Cowpea Sytem”, financed by the Program to Increase Agricultural Productivity in Southern Africa (APPSA). From 2008 to 2016 she was a member of the research team of the Food Processing Technology Program (TECPRO), Fruit Processing Project (FRUTPRO) and Micaia Foundation of the Faculty of Engineering. Areas of interest: Food and Nutrition Security, Fruits and native plants (wild)
Dr. Chansom KEO-OUDONE
National University of Laos
Chansom KEO-OUDONE, MSc, a Biochemistry and Food science professor at the Biology Department, Faculty of National University of Laos, Lao PDR (1988 -present). My research focuses on the food contamination, food preservation and fermentation, especially ethanol fermentation. I have mentored over 100 graduate students and published more than 10 research articles including National and International journal. I have given over 14 invited/keynote presentations throughout the Asia and Asian countries.Currently a Lecturer and researcher at the Biology Department, Faculty of National University of Laos.
Dr. Bing-Huei Chen
Fu Jen Catholic University
Bing-Huei Chen, male, food scientist, received his Ph.D. degree in Food Science & Technology, Texas A & M University, USA in 1988. His postgraduate career includes working at Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan as Associate Professor from 1988–1994, Professor from 1994–2004, Distinguished Chair Professor from 2003–present, Chair of Department of Nutrition and Food Science from 1994-2000, Director of Graduate Institute of Medicine from 2006–2009, and Dean of College of Human Ecology from 2012–2015. He specializes in Lipid Chemistry, Pigment Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Food Toxicology, Functional Food and Botanical Drug Development and Biological Activity Determination as well as Nanotechnology. Until now he has published over 200 research articles in internationally renowned journals and authored 11 book chapters in edited books published by International Publishers. He has received numerous awards including the prestigious National Invention Gold Medal Award by Ministry of Economics, Taiwan in 2018 and was honored with Outstanding Research Scientist by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He was also honored with International Outstanding Inventor of Biotechnology by Taiwan Inventor Association/International Innovation and Invention Alliance Association in 2019 and Distinguished Professor by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China in 2015. Most importantly, Prof.Chen has developed a nano-product “Lycopene Chylomicron”, which has completed a phase III clinical trial in both Taiwan and USA in 2017 and demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of patients with prostatauxe syndrome. Expectedly, this product will become the first botanic drug in the world for treatment of patients with prostatauxe syndrome without side effect. More recently, the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), a European organization has honored him with IAAM Scientist Award 2020 for his contribution to the advancement of science and technology. At the same year he was also honored with Vebleo Fellow. He also serves as Editor-in-Chiefof the journal “Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition and Agriculture” and Associate Editor of 2 journals “Journal of Food & Drug Analysis” and “Asian Science Bulletin”. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of 140 journals. Currently he is the President of Professors Association, Taiwan and was the Past President of AOAC Taiwan section from 2016-2018.
Dr. MBAWALA Augustin
University of Ngaoundéré
Dr MBAWALA Augustin studied and obtained his Bachelor degree in 1981 at the University of
Yaounde and received his PhD degree in 1990 at the University of Nancy 1. Now, he is the Head
of the Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Biotechnology of ENSAI at the University of
Ngaoundere. He has published at least 33 papers in Journals with DOI and high impact factor and
a book on Challenges of Indigenous Fermented Milks from Cameroon and Chad. His research
team is working actually on a project concerning the potential utilizations of
Bioemulsifiers/Biosurfactants in health care.
University of Wolverhampton
Dr. FidelineTchuenbou-Magaia is a senior lecturer in Chemical Engineering. She has worked in different countries and operated at the academic-industrial interface for many years. She has over 20 years’ experience in food formulation working with many multinational companies that have used her expertise to make their products morefunctionaland healthier. She has over 30 publications and is an expert in encapsulation and formulation engineering with 3 patents filed in these areas.Further information about DrTchuenbou-Magaia can be found on the University of Wolverhampton website (https://researchers.wlv.ac.uk/f.tchuenbou-magaia)
Dr. Auguste Cesar Itangishaka
Center for Agricultural Resources Research
Auguste Cesar Itangishaka has completed his Bachelor degree in University of Rwanda- College of Science and Technology School of Engineering in water and environmental Engineering and He hold a Master’s degree from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences- Key Laboratory of Agricultural Water Resources, Hebei Laboratory of Agricultural Water-Saving, Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences -Ecology. He has 4-years research experience in Hydrology and water resources and Food Security. He is currently doing research on coupling of Land-Water-Food Nexus for Food Security from the Management of Land and Water Resources in Africa. He has published 5 papers in international journals.
Dr. Mohd Khalizan Sabullah
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Dr. Mohd Khalizan Sabullah, a senior lecturer and head of the Biotechnology programme at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia (2015-present), is an expert on food biochemistry. His research focuses on the development of biosensors using several potential enzymes that are capable to detect the presence of xenobiotics (pesticides, heavy metals, drugs, etc.) to ensure the safety of the water sources and agricultural products. He has published a number of research articles related to biosensors, bioremediation, toxicology, proteomics, food sciences, and biofuel. He has involved over 100 corporate social responsibility, CSR, activity withlocal communities, especially indigenous people who are limited in terms of water security and food safety. He has been an associate editor of Journal of Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology (JEMAT) in addition to serving on the editorial boards in numerous other global scientific journals.
Dr. Mengmeng Li
Dr. Mengmeng Li received his Ph.D. from South China Agricultural University. Since 2020 he works at the Liaocheng Research Institute of Donkey High-Efficiency Breeding and Ecological Feeding, College of Agronomy and Agricultural Engineering, Liaocheng University. He has published more than 30 papers in famous journals such as 《Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry》,《Frontiers in Nutrition》 and《Journal of Food Science》. He evaluated the quality of Dezhou donkey meat and analyzed the lipid composition of donkey meat in terms of lipid molecules and metabolic characteristics for the first time, provids a new perspective for understanding of the nutritional value of donkey meat and improves intramuscular lipid deposition. He established a lipidomics technology based on liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for meat, which provides technical support for the application of donkey meat composition analysis, quality discrimination, authenticity identification and origin traceability.
Dr. Michelle Carole DJOUHOU
University of Yaoundé I
DJOUHOU FOWE Michelle Carole is a young Cameroonian with a PhD in Biochemistry (Food Science and Nutrition). As a scientist, her areas of interest are Human nutrition, Nutraceuticals, Food Science, Food Technology, Nutrition,
Metabolism, Soil Bio-fertilization for Sustainable Agriculture, Food Safety, Hygiene and Sanitation and Scientific reviews, .
Michelle Carole, in addition to her academic background in Biochemistry, has followed several national and international training courses on leadership, personal
development, business and entrepreneurship, data analysis and processing, scientific document writing, climate change, ethics. Involved in food processing techniques and processes allowing better valorisation of food and reduction of postharvest losses, she is also interested in the development of bio-products for plant protection against biotic and abiotic stress.