Dr.Abbas Safarnejad completed Bachelor of Science(1988) in Agronomy and plant breeding from University of Mashhad(Ferdowsi), Iran, Masters of Science(1992) in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Agricultural University of Godollo/Hungary and Ph.D in Biotechnology and Plant genetics from University of Liverpool, UK. He then joined has the head of Natural Resources Department (1996-2004), then has a faculty member of Razavi Khorasan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center (2004-2011), then has the organizer of Agricultural Biotechnology Management (2011-2016) and currently he is Associate Professor of Khorasan Razavi Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center. He was awarded has top researcher of Khorasan Natural Resources and Livestock Research Center (2001), Khorasan Jehad-Sazandgi organization (2002), Khorasan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center (2003), Ferdowsi Symposium (2003), Research and Education Organization (2004). He has more than 50 publications in scientific research journal and has attended more than 50 conferences.
Selection for resistance to stress, such as salt, drought and cold using in vitro and in vivo selection methods, Characterization of plant based on biochemical and molecular techniques, Role of secondary products in combating stress induced by environment, Secondary product synthesis and accumulation in cells, Micropropagation of plant using tissue culture technique.
Michael C Flickinger received his graduate training in microbial and pharmaceutical biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, USA) and post-doctoral training in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, USA). He was a Director at the National Cancer Institute Fermentation Facility (Frederick, MD, USA), founding Director of the University of Minnesota Biotechnology Institute (St. Paul, MN, USA), and etc. He has over 170 research publications/book chapters, 150 poster presentations, 20 issued patents; his publication H-index is 27. He is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology (5 volumes), the Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology (7 volumes), Upstream, Downstream Industrial Biotechnology (3 volumes), and Process Architecture in Biomanufacturing Facility Design. He has trained 45 graduate students, 64 post docs and visiting scientists, and 48 biochemistry, microbiology, materials, and chemical engineering undergraduates in his cross disciplinary biomaterials and bioprocessing laboratory since 1985.
Bioprocess Intensification and Miniaturization (BIM), Bioreactive Materials, Biocatalytic Coatings, Biopreservation, Nano-structured Biocatalytic Coatings and Microbial Inks.
Farizul Kasim is currently the Dean of School of Bioprocess Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Malaysia and also a researcher fellow in Center of Excellence for Biomass Utilization (CoEBU). Farizul’s research is mostly on production of renewable fuel. Starting with research on various chemical routes to produce renewable liquid fuels, now Farizul now delve into production of fuels and specialty chemicals via biotechnology path. He had published numbers of impact factor research papers on these subjects. Farizul is available for research supervision and collaboration.
Industrial biotechnology, biodiesel production via bioprocessing specialty chemical production via bioprocessing.
Jennifer A Littlechild is a Professor of Biological Chemistry and has established the Henry Wellcome Centre for Biocatalysis at Exeter University in 2003. Her research studies involve the structural and mechanistic characterization of a range of enzymes from thermophilic bacteria and archaea that have industrial applications. She has a particular interest in thermophilic carbonic anhydrase enzymes and has carried out a project with Statoil from 2011-2013. She has published over 200 publications in high impact journals and has presented her research work internationally. She is the UK Representative and Vice-Chair of the European Section of Applied Biocatalysis and member of EU Advisory Committee for Industrial Biotechnology
Industrial Applications of Enzyme, Biocatalysis, Biochemistry, Bioprocess Engineering
John Kaweske is the President of Bio Clean Energy, S.A. a holding company with diversified assets in the clean energy sector. He has decades of experience in the biotechnology sector. He spent nearly 20 years as a Managing Director within investment banking firms, specifically focusing on reviewing startup companies within biotech for potential investment. He has participated on the Board of Directors of several companies and closed a number of lucrative M&A transactions.
Clean Energy, Bioenergy and biodiesel
Dr. Niranjan Koirala, Nepal born researcher earned his Ph.D. from South Korea (2016) and Postdoctoral fellowships from UNAM, Mexico (2018) and UM, Macau SAR (2020). His interest is in the field of pharmaceutical engineering, pharmaceutical/medicinal chemistry, natural products drugs discovery, secondary metabolites, flavonoids, diabetes, antibiotics and anti-cancer agents. He is the recipient of Nepal Bidhya Bhushan “A” award from the honorable President of Nepal, young scientist award, best PhD thesis gold medal award, best oral presentations, best poster presentations and several other research accolades. He has published above 35 original articles in reputed peer-reviewed journals and holds 4 Korean patents. He has a cumulative impact factor of 75, global citations of 700 and h-index 14 as of 2020. He is serving in several national and International indexed journals as the journal editor and editorial board member.
genome mining, gene isolation using PCR, cloning and protein purification, metabolic engineering, metabolic co-factor channeling, synthesis using enzyme biocatalysis, bioprocess-fermentation technology, phytochemicals, modifications and testing biological activities, methanogenesis optimization, biogas from waste, UASB reactor, HPLC, ESI-MS, GC-MS, and NM