ICAFS Speakers International Conference on Agricultural & Food Sciences

2021 International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science (5th ICAFS 2021)

5th ICAFS 2021, October 28-30, 2021 Webinar Online


Speakers (ICAFS & ICBB)

We invite you to submit your presentation at ICAFS2021! 
All oral presentations are to be delivered in English, and will be a duration of 25-40 minutes. We will select qualified oral presentations from submitted abstracts after review. More qualified speakers will be announced soon after confirmation. To deliver a presentation at ICAFS2021, please submit your abstract Online Here or fill in form and send by email at icafs@apaset.org / icafs@apaset.edu.kg, indicationg "Oral Presentation preference".

Prof. Rachel Amir
Professor and Group head in Migal, Research Group Leader at Plant Metabolism Laboratory, Migal-Galilee Research Institute, Israel.
Introduction: Her research deals with plant biotechnology, with an emphasis on plant metabolism. Her research group focus on two main subjects: A. The metabolism of methionine in plants; B. Elucidation the bioactive compounds in pomegranate fruits and the factors that regulate their content. She is the (co-)author of more than 100 research papers. Current H-index: 31.
Research Interests: the methionine metabolism in plants; the effect of metabolites of aspartate family on the methionine level; the interaction between cysteine and glutathione and methionine metabolism; the metabolic networks in pomegranate fruits; the nature of the bioactive compounds in pomegranate fruits; the metabolism of Broomrape
Presentation Title: Evidence of metabolic competition between methionine and glutathione biosynthetic pathways

Prof. Ilias Giannenas
Laboratory of Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Introduction: He is the European Veterinary Specialist in Poultry Veterinary Science, Member of European College of Poultry Veterinary Science. He is the (co-)author of 2 books, 7 book chapters, and more than 100 papers. He served as reviewer in more than 50 journals, Member of the Editorial Board in 2 international journals and evaluator for several international funded projects. He has been several times an invited speaker in national or international conferences . Current H-index: 34.
Research Interests: Animal nutrition, Quality control of feedstuffs, Veterinary medicine
Dr. Vijaya Juturu
Department of Research & Development, Lonza, USA.
Introduction: She was the recipient of the Dr. Tinsley R. Harrison Award in 2008 from The Society of Clinical Investigation (SSCI) and the American Journal of Medical Sciences; Dr. Mark Bieber Distinguished Industry Scientist Award in 2008 from the American College of Nutrition, etc. Juturu is the author of several publications including book chapters, patents, and submissions of qualified health claims. She is an invited speaker, reviewer, council/committee member, and editorial board member for several reputed journals. Juturu is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) and the American College of Nutrition (FACN). Current H-index: 23.
Research Interests: effects of bioactive nutrients on established and emerging risk factors for cardiometabolic syndrome, vision health and inflammation, cardiovascular nutrition food and nutritional sciences
Presentation Title: Functional ingredient Collagen and Joint Health
Prof. Selwyn Arligton Headley
Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Center of Agrarian Sciences, State University of Londrina, Brazil
Introduction: He is member of European Society of Veterinary Pathology - ESVP; Latin Comparative Pathology Group - LCPG; Associação Brasileira de Patologia Veterinária - ABPV. Published more than 200+ papers related to Veterinary Research and Animal Science. Current H-index: 24.
Research Interests: veterinary science, infectious diseases, veterinary anatomic pathology

Prof. Marcelo Beltrão Molento
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil.
Introduction: Full time Associated Professor; Supervisor of Dr. And MSc graduate programs; Coordinator of the Laboratory of Veterinary Clinical Parasitology, UFPR. Published 165+ scientific articles. Current H-index: 33.
Research Interests: Animal Health, focusing on novel approaches for parasite control, including Plant extracts, iRNA technology, drug resistant markers. One of his current project is 'Control of helminth parasites in horses'.
Presentation Title: Animal welfare in cattle submitted to integrated and sustainable ecosystems.
Dr. Amélia Martins Delgado
Researcher at Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal. Entrepreneur; European Climate Pact Ambassador
Introduction: Her research deals with sustainable food systems, with an emphasis on food processing. She has been developing research aiming at disclosing the role of bioactive compounds in foods at sensorial and nutritional levels, and the linkage to balanced healthy and sustainable diets, namely the Mediterranean Diet. She has co-authored papers (including a recent top cited paper: percentile 94 in Food Sci & Technol), as well as several books and book chapters (all cited in WoS). She has been performing editorial duties, manuscript and grant reviews, participating in organizing and scientific committees of events, as well as delivering talks and moderating a closed expert’s group related to food system’s transformation. Current H-index: 13.
Research Interests: focused in sustainable innovation in food processing, namely in compliance with the millenary wisdom enclosed in the Mediterranean Diet; at the molecular level she is interested in understanding the interactions between food composition (from nutrients to contaminants), sensorial features, health, and the environment.  
Presentation Title: Can bakery products be tasty healthy and sustainable? Clues for SMEs

Dr. Jawwad A. Qureshi
University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center
Introduction: Dr. Qureshi was awarded Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology grant for Africa, to conduct research and train a research fellow and participate in the Borlaug International Symposium and World Food Prize ceremony. International, regional and state awards/honors = 14 – including: International Achievement Award for Excellence in IPM (2020), Southern Region IPM Center Friends of IPM – Bright Idea Award (2020) and Entomologist of The Year Award (2012, 2019). Current H-index: 25.
Research Interests: aimed at investigating and developing tools and tactics for implementing knowledge based Integrated Pest and Disease Management programs useful for conservation of natural resources, improved environmental quality and sustainable crop production systems
Presentation Title: Managing global pest threats to citrus production
Dr. Mohmad Farooq Shaikh
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia
Introduction: He is a recipient of Monash's PVC Award for Excellence in Research (2020 and 2018) and Best Publication Award by Malaysian Society of Neuroscience (MSN) in 2017. He is also recipient of Malaysian Society of Pharmacology & Physiology (MSPP) 2019 Best Young Researcher and 2019 Best Young Teacher (Pharmacology) Awards. He is involved in PhD supervision and publishing papers in high impact journals. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including book chapters in quality journals. Current H-index: 20.
Research Interests: Epilepsy, Post-Traumatic Epilepsy, Gut-Brain-Axis in Epilepsy associated comorbidities, Animal Models, Anticonvulsant Screening, Alzheimer’s disease, Learning & Memory
Presentation Title: Zebrafish As An Alternative Animal Model for Anticonvulsant Drug Discovery

Prof. Fabiola Vilaseca
Chemical Engineering Department, University of Girona, Spain.
Group leader of Advanced Biomaterials and Nanotechnology at UdG.
Introduction: Her research mainly on cellulose fibers and on cellulose-based composite materials, but also on pulping and on polymer processing and characterization. She has published over 83 JCR articles (70 in Q1), with 1600 non-self-citations, participated in about 186 Conferences, written 25 book chapters. Current H-index: 38.
Research Interests: composite materials from renewable resources, together with the preparation and use of cellulose nanofibres for industrial applications. 
Presentation Title: Application of biotechnology for the production of bacterial cellulose.

More speakers will be released soon.

Previous Speakers (ICAFS 2017~2020)

Some of previous ICAFS speakers are listed below, for more details, please access the website of each year.

Prof. A. M. Abd El-Aty
Department of Medical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
& Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt
Research Interests: Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics; Area of Pharmacodynamic/Pharmacokinetics interaction (PD/PK); Disposition kinetics and Biotransformation (in vitro and in vivo) studies of drugs; Xenobiotic residue analysis in food commodities and animal products; Natural Products
Presentation Title: “Quechers” Approach for Traditional/Conventional Detectors in Pesticide Residue Analysis

Dr. Mwafaq Ibdah,
NeweYaar Research Center, Agriculture Research Organization
Research Interests: Use biochemical, molecular and genomic tools to elucidate the biosynthetic pathways that produce novel and important plant specialized metabolites in aromatic plants, to uncover the mechanisms responsible for the evolution of these pathways in the plant kingdom and to understand the function of a given natural product in the biology and physiology of a given plant species.
Presentation Title: Developing of trilobatin dihydrochalcone as a new-style of phytochemical agent

Prof. Zafar Iqbal
Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha,  Pakistan
Research Interests: Mycology, Postharvest Pathology, Integrated Plant Disease Management, Electron Microscopy
Presentation Title: Eco-friendly management of Collar Rot of Peas (Phytophthora megasperma) through use of Bio Control Agents

Prof. Antonello Paparella
Full Professor of Food Microbiology at the Faculty of Agricultural Science, University of Teramo, Italy.
Research Interests: food safety, characterization of microbial ecosystems and development of new analytical methods. In particular, his studies are aimed to evaluate the impact of new technologies on food and environmental safety, as well as on the microbial ecology of foods, and the survival of pathogens.
Presentation Title: Strategies for boosting the antimicrobial activity of essential oils and other natural biopreservatives

Prof. Sıddık KESKİN
Faculty of Medicine, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Turkey
Research Area: Biometry, Biostatistics, Applied Statistics
Presentation TitleANOM Approach for Statistical Evaluation of ‘Kalecik Karası’ Clones in terms of Organic Acids
Dr. Nurhan KESKİN
Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Turkey
Research Area: Viticulture, Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture.
Presentation Title: Application of Cluster Analysis to ‘Kalecik Karası’ Clones for Phenolics Content in Two Consecutive Vintages

Prof. Dr. Tehmina Anjum
Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Research Interests: Plant pathology, Integrated pest management, Phytochemistry, Plant disease physiology, Mycology, Allelopathy.
Presentation Title: Bio-detoxification potential of seed extract of Trachyspermum ammi against aflatoxins B1 and B2 in stored maize Tehmina Anjum
Dr. Ahmed Mohamed NASR-ALLAH
Aquaculture Scientist at WorldFish Center, Egypt
Research Interests: Aquaculture Economics, Value Chain and Market studies; Experienced in Feed formulation and freshwater fish nutrient requirements.
Presentation Title: Increasing fish farmers profitability through training on best aquaculture management practice in Egypt

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sonya K. Huffman
Department of Economics, Iowa State University, USA
Research Interests: Transition Economies, Health Economics, Labor and Human Resources Economics, Development, Consumption and Demand Analysis, Applied Welfare Economics/Public Policy
Presentation TitleAgricultural Mechanization and BMI for Rural Workers: A Field Experiment in China
Prof. Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim
Coordinator, Agricultural Economics Program, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Fort Valley State University, USA
Research Interestes: Agricultural Marketing and Consumer Demand; Production Economics and Policy; Economic development; Agribusiness Management
Presentation TitleThe Trends of Goat Meat Consumption and the Opportunity for Farmers in the United States

Prof. Dr. Ali Aberoumand
Chair professor at Behbahan Khatm Alanbia University of Technology, Iran.
He has been worked on Fish different species fillets in Iran. He published many articles in this subject in best scientific journals. He published more than 100 papers and six books. He is also the lecturer in the university in Iran.
Research Interest: His research interest includes Physicochemical properties before and after processing, Food chemistry, and processing, Diet contain seafood and its role in the health of people.
Presentation Title: Effects of vacuum packaging on proximate and minerals contents of fillet fish Lethrinus nebulosus in different freezing time at temperature of -18°C.
Dr. Carmen Teresa Celis-Giraldoa
Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales, Colombia.
Research InterestsAnimal clinical area, pharmacology, medical toxicology, immuncology.
Presentation TitlePreliminary study of ivermectin residues in bovine livers in the Bogota Savanna

Prof. Dr. Girija Devaki
College of Horticulture, KAU P.O., Kerala Agricultural University, India.
Research Interests: Dr. Devaki Girija and team had developed two microbial cultures that could replace cow dung in aerobic composting for large scale management of solid waste. They had isolated Bacillus Subtilis (bacteria) and Gongronella butleri (fungi) which made an efficient inoculum for the degradation of biodegradable waste.
Presentation TitleMicrobial consortia for aerobic composting in KAU Smart biobin
Dr. Marotti Ilaria
Department of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.
Research InterestsShe carries out research in the field of the crop quality in terms of agronomic performance, nutritional and healthy properties, in agricultural systems with low environmental impact. The research interests are aimed in particular at the study of the relationships between agronomic technique, environmental factors and production of nutraceutical compounds in aromatic and medicinal plants, grain legumes and cereal crops in a context of sustainable and agro-ecological production
Presentation Title: Licorice sprouts as health-promoting microgreens: antioxidant compounds and in vitro bioactivity of leaf stem and root extracts.

Prof. Stela Todorova
University of Agriculture – Plovdiv, VFU “Chernorizets Hrabar” – Varna, Bulgaria.
Agricultural cooperatives in Japan and Bulgaria – present and future perspectives.
Research Interests: agrarian reform and agrarian policy, land reform, multifunctional agriculture, economic and management problems of agriculture in Bulgaria, regional development
Presentation TitleSome Practical Issues in the Application of Short Food Supply Chains in Bulgaria
Dr. Tahereh Mohammadabadi
Associate professor, Faculty of Animal Science and Food Technology, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University of Khuzestan, Iran.
Research Interests: She works on production of organic and health animal products such as milk and meat by manipulation of diet in the animal; possible changes in feed of the dairy camel, buffalo and cow by using some additives, plants or seeds to enhance milk quality, medicinal and antioxidants properties and fatty acid profiles which helps in health issues.
Presentation Title: The effect of inclusion of olive pulp on production, quality and microbial counts of milk in the dromedary camels

Dr. XiangRong Tian
Associate professor and PhD Student Supervisor of Pesticide Chemistry, College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, China.
Research Interests: drug discovery and development, bioactive secondary metabolites, marine natural products, saponins, alkaloids, quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR), pesticide chemistry, insecticidal, antibacterial and cytotoxic activity. He is expertized in the techniques of 1D and 2D NMR, MS and CD/ECD to elucidate complicated chemical structures. He published his research results in more than 30 peer-reviewed articles. 
Presentation Title: Identification of new triterpenoid saponins from genus Clematis and their insecticidal activity


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