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Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology


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ISSN: 2161-0525
 
 
 
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Editorial Board

 
John Pierce Wise

Editor-in-chief
John Pierce Wise
Professor
Department of Applied Medical Sciences
University of Southern Maine
Portland
USA

University of Southern Maine
 Biography :

Dr. John Pierce Wise, Sr. is currently Professor of Toxicology and Molecular Epidemiology, the Director of the Maine Center for Toxicology and Health and the head of the Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology at the University of Southern Maine. He holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology focused on metal carcinogenesis from the George Washington University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular epidemiology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which led to a faculty position as an Assistant Professor at Yale University. After several years at Yale, Dr. Wise joined the University of Southern Maine.
Dr. Wise is a excellent research scientist with an international reputation in molecular and cellular carcinogenesis, environmental and genetic toxicology and marine mammal toxicology and conservation. His laboratory has made important advances in understanding how cells respond to metal induced-DNA damage, how metals interfere with mitosis, and how these events lead to chromosome instability and carcinogenesis. His laboratory has pioneered the use of cellular and molecular toxicology in understanding marine mammal health and recently published studies identifying chromium as a global health concern for the marine environment in general and large whales in particular. Dr. Wise is also pioneering comparative DNA damage and repair studies in humans and marine mammal cells identifying some important differences in how human and marine mammal cells respond to genotoxic metals. In addition to his bench top research, Dr. Wise also conducts field research with active field projects studying the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil crisis on resident whale species, the impact of metals on whales in the Gulf of Maine, the conservation of sea turtles and the bioluminescent bay, Puerto Mosquito, in Vieques Puerto Rico and scientific ballooning.
His work has been featured in numerous articles in local, national and international press and social media sites including a recent interviews with Alexandra Cousteau and Miles O’Brien.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Particulate Cr(VI) Toxicology in Human Lung Epithelial Cells and Fibroblasts, Mechanisms of Altered Gravity Potentiation of Metal-Indued, Genotoxicity, Toxicology of Metal and Lunar Particles in Biological Systems, Genotoxicity and Carcinogenicity of Particulate Depleted Uranium

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Aijie Wang

Executive Editor
Aijie Wang
Professor
Department of Environmental Science & Engineering
Harbin Institute of Technology
China

 Biography :

Aijie Wang is a Director of International Joint Institute of Environment bioenergy, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. Professor, State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, China. Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma University, USA. She has received a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China and Postdoc in Michigan State University, USA. She received 3 National Science Technology Awards and 4 provincial Science Technology Awards in the field of wastewater treatment and bioenergy. She is serving as an editorial board member of reputed journals e.g. Applied Environmental Microbiology. Guest Editor of International Journal of Environment and Pollution, and reviewer of 7 journals Environmental Science Technology, Applied Environmental Microbiology, Bioresource Technology, Journal of Hazardous Marterial, et al.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Waste water or waste cascade bioconversion and waste-to-bioenergy, Novel technologies and principles for swage or wastewater biotreatment, On-line or off-line activated sludge reduction and sludge-to-biochar technologies.

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Manoj K Shukla

Executive Editor
Manoj K Shukla
Associate Professor of Environmental Soil Physics
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department
New Mexico State University
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Manoj K Shukla is an Associate Professor of Environmental Soil Physics at New Mexico State University, US. He is a recipient of NACTA teaching Award of Excellence, Patricia Christmore faculty Teaching Award, and Water Resources Team Award. He has served as an Associate Editor and Editorial board member of Soil Science Society America Journal. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology, as Vice-Chair of regional coordination committee for trickle irrigation, as a chair of Awards Committee, and Howard Hughes scholar program. He serves/served as chair for several students graduated with a master’s/PhD degree from NMSU. He teaches environmental soil physics, advanced soil physics, and contaminant transport modeling. His research interests are related mostly to soil physics, water, solute and dust transport and its impact on environmental quality and human health. He has co-authored two books and published 54 peer-reviewed journal articles, several research reports, and book chapters.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Manoj K Shukla research interests are related mostly to soil physics, water, solute and dust transport and its impact on environmental quality and human health. Wastewater application is becoming increasingly important for arid regions such as southern New Mexico. We are working on quantifying the impact of wastewater quality on soil, plant and environmental quality for native Chihuahuan desert ecosystem. The NO3- in the groundwater may produce a toxicological effect known as methemoglobinemia  Another project deals with understanding the transport behavior of nitrate and nitrate loadings to the groundwater under various land use and management systems. In arid regions like New Mexico, airborne particulate matters are a problem for human health, road safety, and environment and soil quality. Another project is quantifying particulate matter, including sorbed materials such as fungus spores, emission from various non-point sources.

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Manuel Lerdau

Manuel Lerdau
Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Biology
University of Virginia
USA

University of Virginia
 Biography :

Dr. Manuel Lerdau is a Professor at the University of Virginia with appointments in Environmental Sciences and in Biology. He studies the physiology and ecology of terrestrial ecosystems with an emphasis on biological diversity and land cover Over the last 20 years Lerdau has conducted research in Latin America Europe and the United States. He served for 12 years as Assistant Associate and then Full Professor at the State University of New York Stony Brook and directed their Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program for six years. He has also served as a Bullard Fellow and Hardy Visiting Professor at Harvard University Lerdau has published over 70 scientific papers and served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research and as an Editor-in-Chief of Oecologia. He earned is AB with honors in Biology from Harvard University and his Ph.D from Stanford.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Plant Physiology, Metals in soils, Ozone impacts.

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Steve N Georas

Steve N. Georas
Professor of Medicine and Environmental Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
USA

University of Rochester
 Biography :

Dr. Georas directs a research group investigating mechanisms of dendritic cell and T cell activation in allergic diseases. Current research projects are exploring mechanisms of cross-talk between epithelial cells and dendritic cells after inhalation of environmental toxicants. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in this area, is a past recipient of a Career Investigator Award from the American Lung Association, and is supported by research grants from the NIH. Dr. Georas is active in peer review at the NIH, Welcome Trust, and other funding agencies, and is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Environmental Immunology, Innate Immunity, Adaptive Immunity, Air Pollution, Dendritic Cells, Th Subsets, Gene Regulation, Airway Epithelial Cells, Allergic Asthma.

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Charles E Feigley

Charles E. Feigley
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
USA

University of South Carolina
 Biography :

Dr. Charles E. Feigley has a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, an MS in Environmental Sciences, and a BS in Chemical Engineering. He is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, where he was Department Chair for nine years. Dr. Feigleys research focuses on the assessment and control of environmental exposures to hazardous materials, primarily airborne chemicals and biological agents. He served nine years on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Toxicology, providing probono consultation on toxicology to EPA, NASA, DoD, and other Federal agencies. He also served on the National Institutes of Health Occupational Safety and Health Study Section and has led numerous research efforts supported by contracts and grants.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Application of toxicology to deriving exposure limits, Exposure Science, Personal air monitoring, especially with diffusive samplers, Exposure modeling, Control of microbial exposures, Risk assessment.

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Michael D Smolen

Michael D. Smolen
Professor
Oklahoma State University
USA

Oklahoma State University
 Biography :

Dr. Smolen is the Extension Coordinator for statewide educational programs in water quality. He conducts research in non-point source pollution control. Dr. Smolen has received his PhD in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the period of 1976. Currently, He has successfully completed his M.S. in Botany with a Minor in Biochemistry, University of Tennessee (1970).

Biography
 Research Interest :

Expertise is in water quality protection, watershed management, watershed modeling, environmental impact of pollutants, etc.

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Gasana Janvier

Gasana Janvier
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Florida International University
USA

Florida International University
 Biography :

Dr. Janvier Gasana, MD, Ph.D, is a tenured associate professor at Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. He holds a medical doctorate degree from National University of Rwanda Medical School and a PhD degree from University of IL at Chicago School of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. His Community-based participatory research endeavor started in the Spring of 2000, when Dr. Gasana conducted a Pilot Study on Lead Poisoning in Miami. The work has been expanded to encompass the key residential hazards that include asthma and allergy triggers, mold and moisture, pests and pesticides, injury hazards, humidity, temperature, and poor indoor and outdoor air quality using the concept of Healthy Homes that targets the primary prevention of these key residential hazards and that draws attention to the health disparity/environmental justice and economic burden of housing-related hazards which is quite substantial.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Janvier Gasana’s research interests are centered around his translational community-based research approach that  has evolved to integrate the lung health and gene-environment interactions and the concept of Healthy Homes that targets the primary prevention of key residential hazards such as childhood lead poisoning, asthma and allergy triggers, mold and moisture, pests and pesticides, injury hazards, and poor indoor and outdoor air quality, and other environmental health hazards and that draws attention to the health disparity/environmental justice and economic burden of housing-related hazards which is quite substantial. The investigation of these public environmental health problems is currently done using meta-analysis and exposure assessment/biological monitoring pilot studies in South Florida.

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Yongsheng Chen

Yongsheng Chen
Associate Professor
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA

Georgia Institute of Technology
 Biography :

Dr. Yongsheng Chen joined School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. Dr. Chen has served as principal and co-principal investigator on grants totaling about 6 million dollars. He has also published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal papers.

Biography
 Research Interest :

•  The potential environmental applications of nanotechnology, including synthesizing novel nanomaterials for removal of contaminants from different media and monitoring environmental pollutants
•  Environmental implications of nanotechnology addressing potentially adverse impacts of nanomaterials, especially the fate, transport, transformation, bioaccumulation, and toxicity of nanomaterials in the environment
•  Sustainability, including water/energy use efficiency and sustainable biofuels, focusing on algae related biofuel downstream issues; renewable energy, focusing on generation of  energy from water salination

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Phouthone Keohavong

Phouthone Keohavong
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
University of Pittsburgh
USA

University of Pittsburgh
 Biography :

Dr. Phouthone Keohavong is an Associate Professor of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. He received his PhD in 1986 in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France. He performed his postdoctoral research at the Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, before joining the University of Pittsburgh in 1991. His research interests are to understand the molecular mechanisms of mutagenesis and carcinogenesis of environmental chemicals by using human cells and tissues and animal models.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Molecular mechanisms of chemical mutagenesis, mutational spectra of potential carcinogens, linkage of environmental chemicals to cancer, tissue stem cells and cancer, biomarkers for early cancer detection.

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Quentin Felty

Quentin Felty
Associate Professor
Florida International University
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
USA

Florida International University
 Biography :

Dr. Felty received his PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Felty’s laboratory research is focused on investigating the molecular mechanism by which estrogen and estrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals may promote vascular lesions and affect the vascular health of individuals susceptible to harm from elevated estrogen exposure. Dr. Felty is currently the Principal Investigator of the Bankhead-Coley New Investigator Award and the NIH SC3 Award. He is a Co-Principal Investigator on two grants from the DoD which include the Breast Cancer Research Program HBCU/MI Partnership Training Award and the Breast Cancer Research Program Idea Award. Dr. Felty has published 23 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings.

Biography
 Research Interest :

vascular lesions and cancer.

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Warren G Foster

Warren G. Foster
Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
McMaster University
Canada

McMaster University
 Biography :

Dr Foster is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology at McMaster University His research interests are broadly focused on investigation of the role of environmental toxicants on human health Specifically his research aims to expand understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the adverse effects of environmental toxicants on the function of estrogen regulated tissues such as the breast ovary and endometrium His research is supported by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research CIHR the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council NSERC and Health Canada Dr Foster was also a recipient of a CIHR/Ontario Women’s Health Council mid career award Dr Foster serves on numerous prestigious regional national and international committees and is a regular contributor to peer reviewed scientific journals with greater than 250 scientific articles and presentations.

Biography
 Research Interest :

My research interests are broadly focused on enhancing understanding of the effect of exposure to environmental toxicants on reproductive health and development. Ongoing studies in my laboratory are designed to quantify human exposure to high priority and emerging environmental toxicants and explore potential associations with adverse health outcomes such as changes in birth weight, lipid metabolism, and thyroid function. Through animal studies and in vitro experiments my laboratory is studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and cigarette smoke induced ovarian follicle loss, subfertility, and premature ovarian senescence. We are also active in trying to develop a better understanding of the mechanisms of environmental toxicant induced adverse effects on estrogen dependent target tissues such as the uterus (endometriosis, implantation, and placenta function) and breast (breast cancer progression). Techniques employed in our studies include routine histology, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, isolated ovarian follicle culture, tissue culture, ELISA, Western blot, and real-time RT-PCR.

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Hiroyuki Kataoka

Hiroyuki Kataoka
Professor
Laboratory of Applied Analytical Chemistry
School of Pharmacy
Shujitsu University
Japan

Shujitsu University
 Biography :

Dr. Hiroyuki Kataoka, Professor of analytical chemistry at the School of Pharmacy in Shujitsu University, Okayama, Japan. He received a M.Sc. degree in 1979 from Osaka University, Japan, and a PhD in 1986 from Tohoku University. From April 1998 to March 1999, He worked with Professor Janusz Pawliszyn as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Solid Phase Microextraction Group at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) developing in-tube solid-phase microextraction. Research interests are in developing selective and sensitive methods for the analysis of biologically active, potentially harmful or chemically interesting compounds in living systems, foods and the environment. His present research projects also cover the development of automated sample preparation methods and applications to environmental and pharmaceutical fields. He is an author of over 150 scientific publications and my Hirsch Index is 24. I am a member of the Editorial Board of Analytica Chimica Acta and Analytica Chemistry Letters.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Analytical chemistry, Sample preparation, Chromatographic analysis, Environmental analysis, Environmental toxicology, Public hygiene studies, Environmental pharmaceutical science, Food science, Forensic science, Health science.

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Lygia T Budnik

Lygia T. Budnik
Professor
Department of Occupational Toxicology and Immunology
University Medical Centre Hamburg
Germany

University of Hamburg
 Biography :

Professor Lygia Therese Budnik is a head of the Occupational Toxicology and Immunology Department Institute for Occupational Medicine and Maritime Medicine University Medical Centre Hamburg Germany She did her PhD 1989 at the Faculty of Science University of Hamburg and reached her DSc level at the Medical Faculty including venia legend (Associate Professor) and became full Professor in 2013. She is a Lab director at the State Ministry for Health and Consumer Protection  and Professor for Occupational Toxicology and Immunology at the University of Hamburg   also WHO GPA leader for the Transport Sector While working on various health aspects of fumigation reaching from the ambient and biological monitoring to occupational toxicology she did several publications and presentations on this subject. She focuses further on some of the leading occupational causes of respiratory disorders: the isocyanates. Agents like diisocyanates have the capacity to irritate sensitize and induce toxic effects in the respiratory tract are one of the most frequent causes of occupational asthma and can also elicit hypersensitivity pneumonitis and accelerated lung function loss Adequate biomonitoring strategies may recognize risk factors and help to prevent the onset or aggravation of these aliments Her further research interest is the reproductive toxicology.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Occupational causes of respiratory disorders the isocyanates, Reproductive toxicology.

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Ken ichiro Inoue

Ken-ichiro Inoue
Professor
Department of Public Health and Molecular Toxicology
Kitasato University
Japan

Kitasato University
 Biography :

Ken-ichiro Inoue is Professor of Department of Public Health and Molecular Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, Kitasata University, Tokyo, Japan. He received a PhD in Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in, 2004. He has graduated Yamanashi Medical College (1995). He received “Young Investigator Award” from Japan Respiratory Association, Japan Hygiene Association. He is serving as an editorial board member of journals.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Environmental Immunotoxicology, Allergology, Toxicity of environmental chemicals.

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Yulong Yin

Yulong Yin
Professor
Institute of Subtropical Agriculture
The Chinese Academy of Science
China

The Chinese Academy of Science
 Biography :

Prof Yu-Long Yin was born on 23/01/1956 in Hunan, China. Prof. Yin attended Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China, where he obtained a Bachelor degree in Biology in 1978. He attended Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China from 1979 to 1982 and Queens University of Belfast, Belfast, UK from 1994 to 1997, from which he obtained his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Animal Nutrition, respectively. Prof. Yin is married to Ms. Lihua Tao and they have a son. Prof. Yin began his academic career as an assistant professor at Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Changsha in 1986 and rose to the rank of professor in 1994. During this period, Prof. Yin was privileged to work with top scientists in advanced laboratories in the US, Germany and Canada, where he researched extensively into the subject of ideal digestibility and made notable contribution to knowledge on the subject of development and standardization of ideal digestibility in pigs. Back home in China, Prof. Yin has researched extensively and characterized virtually all the common Chinese feed ingredients used for pig feeding for their nutritive value and ileal digestibility contents. This has led to the development of up-to-date feed database used extensively in the Chinese feed industry. Apart from enhancing growth rate and profit margin in the pork industry, the development of the ileal digestibility methods and the use of ileal digestible values in feed formulation has the added advantage of reducing nitrogen and phosphorus emission to the environment, when used for feed formulation. Prof. Yin has won many international and national awards amongst which are the prestigious German Max-planck Gesellschaft Scholarship, 1985 and 1995, National Science and Technology Progress Prize of China in 1996, 1997 and 2008 amongst others. He has published a total of 364 scientific papers (131 papers in English and in Chinese), which have greatly advanced the field of animal nutrition worldwide.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Animal Production, Animal Feed, Nutrition and Physiology of Amino Acids and Protein, Gene Expression and Gene Therapy. Comparative Animal Nutrition; Growth and Development of Animals, Biology and Pathobiology of Nitric Oxide and Polyamines, Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Complications, Fetal Nutrition and Metabolism, Animal Models of Human Diseases, Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology.

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Ben Zhan Zhu

Ben-Zhan Zhu
Professor
State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
China

State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 Biography :

Dr. BenZhan Benny Zhu is a Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology in State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences CAS Beijing China. He has received a PhD degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel in 1999. He has completed his MS degree in organic synthesis in Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics CAS China in 1989. He received Outstanding Young Investigator Award from NSF China in 2009. He is serving as an editorial board member for several reputed journals like Chem Res Toxicol and published more than 30 papers in such journals like PNAS. His research findings have been cited and discussed in the classic textbook Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine Ed Halliwell Gutteridge 4th Edition 2007.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Chemistry & Toxicology of free radicals, redoxactive transition metal ions (iron and copper), dietary antioxidants and environmental pollutants (chlorinated phenols and their quinone metabolites, dithiocarbamates).

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Xia Huo

Xia Huo
Professor
Chief of Research Administration Office
Shantou University Medical College
China

Shantou University
 Biography :

Prof. Xia Huo has received his PhD in The First Military Medical University during the period of 1998. Currently, she is working as Professor and Director of Analytical Cytology Lab in Chief of Research Administration Office Shantou University Medical College. She has successfully completed her Graduate Training in Anatomy, Histology and Embryology in Guangxi Medical University, China. She is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Chinese Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Environment medicine, toxicology and epidemiology with special focus on the developmental effects of prenatal and early postnatal exposure to environmental pollutants in infants and children. Assess health hazards and outcomes in populations exposed to environmental toxicants. The relationship and mechanism of environmental pollutants and disease.

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Jinyong Peng

Jinyong Peng
Professor
College of Pharmacy
Dalian Medical University
China

Dalian Medical University
 Biography :

Professor Jinyong Peng has received his PhD from The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China during the period of 2003-2006, and received his post-doctoral degree in Analytical Chemistry from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China. Currently, he is working as the dean of the Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, College of Pharmacy, Dalian Medical University. He is serving as an Associate Editor or Editorial Member of more than ten reputed journals. He has published more than 70 research articles. He is a member of Chinese Pharmaceutical Association, Chinese Pharmacological Society, and Chinese Chemical Society. He has honored as The Award Young Teacher of Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation, Access to the Liaoning Provence Science and Technology Advancement Award, Second Class, The Award Young Scientist of Dalian.

Biography
 Research Interest :

To develop and establish effective or new high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Gas chromatography (GC), HPLC-MS/MS, Nano-RP-HPLC-ESI-MS/MS/MS, high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC), and some coupling chromatographic techniques used for preparation, determination or analysis of pharmaceuticals, natural products, biological samples and proteins.

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John Godleski

John Godleski
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard School of Public Health
USA

Harvard School of Public Health
 Biography :

Dr. John Godleski was born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, graduated from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and received his MD from University of Pittsburgh. He trained in Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and had post-doctoral research training at Harvard School of Public Health, and did a post-doctoral teaching fellowship at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Pathology. Dr. Godleski’s research focuses upon the role of inhaled particles in the development of pulmonary and systemic diseases including responses to inhaled particulates using novel exposure models developed to assess health effects of ‘real-world’ ambient atmospheric particles. He is Associate Professor of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health where he is Co-Director of the Harvard-EPA Clean Air Research Center and heads the Inhaled Particles Research Core in the NIEHS Center at HSPH.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Inhalation toxicology, Pulmonary inflammation, Lung pathology, Air pollution, Asbestos, mesothelioma, Nanoparticle toxicology.

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Ramakrishna Wusirika

Ramakrishna Wusirika
Associate Professor
Department of Plant Biochemistry and Genetics
Michigan Tech
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Ramakrishna Wusirika is a plant biologist and a molecular geneticist with a wide range of interests that include bidirectional promoters, phytoremediation using plant-microbe interactions for heavy metal cleanup and plant products for human health. My expertise is in comparative and functional genomics, gene expression analysis, functional analysis of promoters, characterization of metal resistant microbes and their use in combination with plants for remediation of soils contaminated with heavy metals (stamp sands), and developing plant products for the treatment of human diseases.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Plant Molecular Biology and Comparative Genomics; Phytoremediation; Heavy Metal Resistant Microbes; Evolutionary and Functional Analysis of Plant Genes, Promoters, and Transposable Elements.

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Servio Tulio Cassini

Servio Tulio Cassini
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Engineering
University of Holy Federal
Vitoria, Brazil

 Biography :

Dr. Servio Tulio Cassini, Associate professor form Department of Environmental Engineering from University of Holy Federal. He studied Biology from UFMG 1975. He received PhD microbiology from NCSU in 1988. He is Full professor in university of  Federal vicosa UFV brazil 1976-1996. He is also a visiting professor UTK 1996-1998. He is Associate professsor of university of Federal es brazil 1999 present. Coordinator brazilian basic sanitation program (prosab finep) 2001-2003.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Science, Microbiology, Microbial Ecotoxicology, Biofuels, Environmental Microbiology, Wastewater treatment, Cyanotoxins and Bioremediation

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Ioannis K Kalavrouziotis

Ioannis K. Kalavrouziotis
Associate Professor
School of Science and Technology
Hellenic Open University
Greece

Hellenic Open University
 Biography :

Associate Professor Ioannis K. Kalavrouziotis has received his Ph.D in Environmental Geochemistry, Deapartment of Geology, University of Patras, Greece in 1999. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor in The Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, in Agrinio, University of Western Greece (2000-2013).  Associate Professor in the Hellenic Open University , School of Science and Technology, in Wastewater  Management (from 01 July, 2013). He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as: Agronomist of the Ministry of Agriculture from 1988 to 2000, Director of the Western Greece Region Administration from 30-1-1993 to 25-11-1993, Member of the Administrative Board of the National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF) from 2006 to 2009, President of the Sector for the Management of Messologion Lagoon (Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works) from June 2006- January 2009. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Water Reuse and Desalination (IWA), Environment and Pollution (Canadian Center of Science and Education), Journal of Environmental and Analytical Toxicology and Frontiers in Green and Environmental Chemistry Journal. He  has  published  3 Books and chapters,62 peer-reviewed full research papers  in International Journals, 3 papers in National Greek Journals, 33 papers in International Conferences, 35 papers in National Conferences and 70 articles in journals and newspapers. He is a member of the Administrative Board   of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece  from 2002  to 2003, Member of the Administrative Board of the State Agronomists Pan-Hellenic Union (PUSA) during the periods 1991-1993, 1993-1995, 1995-1997). Secretary General of the Union during 1997, Member of the Administrative Board of the Organization for the Authentication (certification) and Supervision of the Agricultural Products (OPEKEPE), representing the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece 2004-2005.Member of the Administrative Board of the National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF) from 2005-2009. Member of International Water Association from 2008.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Environmental Geochemistry, Wastewater Reuse, Soil science, management & pollution, Heavy metals interactions in plants and soils.

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Huangyuan LI

Huangyuan LI
Associate Professor
Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
Fujian University
China

Fujian University
 Biography :

Dr. Huangyuan LI received his Master Degree with a major in Epidemiology and Health Statistics in 2000 from Fujian Medical University China and earned his PhD degree with a major in Occupational and Environmental Health specialization in Environmental Toxicology in 2006 in Tongji Medical College Huazhong University of Science and Technology China. He has been conducting research in the field of Biochemical Molecular Toxicology, Neurotoxicology and Reproductive Toxicology since 1997. He has published 35 research articles in prestigious journals including Chemical Research in Toxicology Toxicology Letters Archives of Toxicology Journal of Applied Toxicology. He has published about 20 meeting abstracts. He is chief editor of Introduction to Public Health and was author of 6 book chapters. He is a member of the committee of neurotoxicology in Chinese society of toxicology.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Biochemical & Molecular Toxicology: Studied on the effects of environmental pollutants on Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway. Neurotoxicology: Studies on the mechanisms of neurotoxicity by pesticide and manganese. Epigenetic toxicology: especially in effects of neurotoxicant on microRNA.

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Tarek Heikal

Tarek Heikal
Associate Professor
Environmental Toxicology Research Unit
National Research Centre
Egypt

National Research Centre
 Biography :

Dr.Tarek Heikal has received his PhD in Cairo University during the period of 2005. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor of Narcotics and Poisons in Environmental Toxicology Research Unit. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Research Assistant in Chemical Industries Research Division. He is member of Egyptian Society of Toxicology.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Toxicity evaluation of different environmental pollutants on experimental animals and studying their hazard effects, where, behavioral signs, biochemical parameters, growth rate, hormonal assay disruptor, amino acids concentration disturbance, histology, as well as DNA damage (Comet assay) were the criteria for the manifestation of such hazards. Recently, Interests with the interaction between drugs and toxins such as pesticides, and the role of antioxidants (natural or synthetic origin) in ameliorating the hazards of pollutants. Using medicinal plant extracts of Hypericm perforatum as antidepressant drugs.

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Abdel Tawab H Mossa

Abdel-Tawab H. Mossa
Associate Professor
Environmental Toxicology Research Unit (ETRU)
Pesticide Chemistry Department
National Research Centre
Egypt

National Research Centre
 Biography :

Dr. Abdel-Tawab H. Mossa has received his completed Ph.D on Pesticide Chemistry and Toxicology in Alex. University. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor in Environmental Toxicology Research Unit (ETRU), Pesticide Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Egypt. Dr. Mossa has more than 30 research published in national and international scientific journals. He is Editor in 8 international journals and Reviewer in more than 15 peer reviewed international journals. He is a member of Egyptian Society of Toxicology and the Arab Society of Medicine.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Mammalian biochemical toxicology investigations on pesticides and heavy metals. Haematotoxicity of pesticides and heavy metals on mammals.
Genotoxicity and endocrine disrupter of pesticides and heavy metals on mammals. Cytotoxicity effects of oxygen free radicals and reactive oxygen compounds (i.e. pesticides, heavy metals) on antioxidant enzymes in erythrocytes membrane in vivo and in vitro. Hazard evaluation of long-term exposure to pesticides and environmental pollutant on the health of rural agricultural workers. Assessment and modeling of toxicity interactions of xenobiotics in living organisms. Microtox assay to determine the toxicity of aquatic pollutants, wastewaters, fossil fuel process water, mycotoxins, pesticides, petrochemicals, and potential carcinogens. Bioassay-guided fractionation (BGF) for investigating botanical biocides against pests of hygienic and economic importance. Monitoring of toxic chemicals, their residues, transformations and accumulation in natural ecosystems.
Detoxification and environmental remediation approaches. In vitro and in vivo evaluation of antioxidant against xenobiotics induced oxidative damage and Toxicology.

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Brian K Via

Brian K. Via
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn University
USA

Auburn University
 Biography :

Dr. Brian K. Via is an Assistant Professor within the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and holds a Joint Appointment in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University. He is an active member of the Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts where he collaborates with other disciplines to characterize biomaterials, chemicals, and potential waste streams. Before joining Auburn University. Dr. Via worked as a scientist in wood and biocomposite and pulp and paper manufacturing where he utilized analytical tools to characterize both the material and the waste streams from the process. Dr. Via received his Ph.D. in the Agricultural and Mechanical College at Louisiana State University where he specialized in Chemometric modeling coupled with Near Infrared Spectroscopy for wood chemistry, mechanical, and physical properties. He is the author/co-author of 25 peer reviewed publications. His current research interests and goals are to develop and characterize sustainable based biocomposites and its ingredients which could originate from co-products and waste streams from a bioenergy manufacturing process.

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Brian K. Via current research interests and goals are to develop and characterize sustainable based biocomposites and its ingredients which could originate from co-products and waste streams from a bioenergy manufacturing process.

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Manel Camps

Manel Camps
Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology
University of California
USA

University of California
 Biography :

Dr. Manel Camps, Assistant Professor since 2007. Obtains a DVM with the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Completes a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the Stanford School of Medicine, with Dr. John Boothroyd as a mentor, specializing in the genetics of drug resistance in the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Postdoctoral training with Dr. Lawrence A. Loeb at the University of Washington in Seattle in the areas of protein evolution and DNA repair. Becomes Acting Instructor in 2004 and continues to work in Dr. Loeb’s laboratory. Starts independent research group at the University of California Santa Cruz, leading a research program aimed at understanding how genetic information is preserved through accurate replication and through DNA repair and how random alterations in genetic information (mutations) drive the evolution of new biological activities. Experimental approaches are complemented with computational and statistical analyses. Collaborations with eading laboratories in the areas of structural and computational biology.

Biography
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Spontaneous DNA methylation results from methyl donors reacting with DNA. DNA methylation is a potent carcinogen. Paradoxically, in addition to being carcinogenic, methylating agents are also mainstays for cancer treatment. Among his research interests, Dr. Camps examines the molecular mechanisms of methylating agent toxicity to design safer and more effective strategies for cancer chemotherapy.

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Maobing Tu

Maobing Tu
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn University
USA

Auburn University
 Biography :

He has received a PhD in Forest Products Biotechnology from the University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada in 2007. He has received a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from East China University of Science Technology in 2001. He has completed his MS in Fermentation Engineering in Tianjin University of Science Technology in 1998. He received his Industry RD Fellowship from Natural Sciences Engineering Research Council of Canada NSERC in 2007. He is serving as a reviewer of 16 journals such as Enzyme and Microbial Technology Industrial Crops and Products; Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research; Biotechnology and Bioengineering; Bioresource Technology; Bioenergy Research; Process Biochemistry; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry and for National Science Foundation NSF. He has 19 of publications and one patent.

Biography
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Biomass Pretreatments and Fractionation. Lignocellulose Enzymatic hydrolysis. Wood Chemistry and Forest Biorefinery. Pentose Fermentation and Fermentation Inhibition. Biofuels and Bioproducts Development.

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Weimin Gao

Weimin Gao
Department of Environmental Toxicology
Texas Tech University
USA

Texas Tech University
 Biography :

Dr. Weimin Gao, from Nanjing Medical University. BM Preventive Medicine in 1994 from Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. MPH Toxicology and Occupational Medicine 1997. University of Pittsburgh MS Biostatistics 2003 University of Pittsburgh PhD Environmental and Occupational Health 2003. The University of Michigan Research Fellow Cancer Proteomics 2004.

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Molecular carcinogenesis, Molecular epidemiology, Biomarkers, Toxicology, Cancer therapy, Proteomics.

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Konstantinos Makris

Konstantinos Makris
Cyprus International Institute for
Environmental and Public Health

USA

 Biography :

Assistant Professor Konstantinos C. Makris is the Director of the Water and Health research program in the Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health in association with Harvard School of Public Health, which is under the auspices of the Cyprus University of Technology. Prof. Makris is also an adjunct assistant professor of Environmental Health in the Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University. Dr. Makris applies principles of exposure science and metabolomics on human exposure measurements for endocrine disrupters in various matrices. Dr. Makris utilizes methodology and techniques towards the improved understanding of orally-ingested contaminants on the etiology and mitigation of carcinogenic or non-carcinogenic effects (diabetes type II, adverse pregnancy outcomes).

Biography
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Primarily in exposure science, by measuring human exposures to a suite of environmental contaminants, paying particular attention to water and health issues.

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Kamaleshwar P Singh

Kamaleshwar P Singh
Department of Environmental Toxicology
The Institute of Environmental and Human Health
Texas Tech University
USA

Texas Tech University
 Biography :

Dr. Kamaleshwar P Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology and Institute of Environmental and Human Health TIEHH Texas Tech University at Lubbock Texas. He received his PhD degree in Molecular Genetics from University of Delhi India After completing his PhD research. Dr. Singh joined University of Alabama at Birmingham as National Cancer Institute NCI Postdoctoral training fellow. His research interests are Molecular Toxicology, Environmental Carcinogenesis, Toxicogenomics and Human Cancer Genomics. Dr. Singh has identified two novel genes associated with human breast and kidney cancer. He has published 25 research papers in peer reviewed journals and has presented his research in several research meetings. He is a member of American Association of Cancer Research AACR Society of Toxicology SOT and American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS. Dr. Singh has served as reviewer for Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Research Grants and many peer reviewed journals.

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 Research Interest :

His research interests are Molecular Toxicology, Environmental Carcinogenesis, Toxicogenomics and Human Cancer Genomics.

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Million Tadege

Million Tadege
Plant Functional Genomics
Oklahoma State University
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
USA

Oklahoma State University
 Biography :

Dr. Tadege, born and grew up in Ethiopia, has experience in several countries. He did his B.Sc. in Biology at Asmara University in Eritrea working on salinity tolerance in wheat and M.Sc. in Biotechnology at Wageningen University in The Netherlands working on nodulation genes. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Bern in Switzerland where he studied ethanolic fermentation and hypoxic signal transduction in tobacco and potato in the laboratory of Dr. Cris Kuhlemeier. He then moved to CSIRO, Plant Industry in Australia for his postdoctoral research and worked on the molecular mechanisms of flowering time control in crop species including canola, rice and barley in the laboratory of Dr. Jim Peacock and Dr. Liz Dennis. Before joining Oklahoma State University, Dr. Tadege was a postdoctoral research fellow at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma where he led the team that developed Tnt1-tagged functional genomics resources in Medicago truncatula in the laboratory of Dr. Kirankumar Mysore. Dr. Tadege’s current research is focused on identifying genes and genetic networks required for biomass synthesis and accumulation during development. Part of his work involves developing genomic tools to facilitate gene discovery in efficient biomass producer C4 grasses.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Plant molecular genetics/functional genomics, control of flowering time, leaf development, genetic regulatory network in plant biomass development, retrotransposon tagging, metabolic signaling, alcoholic fermentation in plants.

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Jianfei Jiang

Jianfei Jiang
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
USA

University of Pittsburgh
 Biography :

Dr. Jianfei Jiang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Science in 2000. After that, he continued to develop his research career in the field of Molecular Toxicology and Free Radical Biochemistry as Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh and was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 2005. His research interests are broadly centered on developing novel protective strategies against mitochondrial oxidative damage. Specifically, he is interested in design and discovery of new cytoprotectant based on a highly innovative concept that cardiolipin, a mitochondria-specific lipid, plays a universal signaling role in mitophagy and apoptosis as well as in innate and adaptive immune responses.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Explore the molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial oxidative damage; study the regulatory pathways that control mitophagy and the specific signal and marker that target individual mitochondria for autophagic degradation; develop novel radiation countermeasures.

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Xiaoliang Cheng

Xiaoliang Cheng
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Joint BioEnergy Institute
USA

Joint BioEnergy Institute
 Biography :

Dr. Xiaoliang Cheng obtained his BA in chemistry from the Zhengzhou University in 2004, then a MS in chemical biology from Chinese academy of sciences in 2006. After completing doctoral research at Missouri University of Science and Technology, he started in the summer of 2011 as a research fellow in Lawrence Berkeley National lab and Joint BioEnergy Institute. Dr. Xiaoliang Cheng is the recipient of the Marilyn and Richard K. Vitek fellowship in analytical chemistry 2009 and 2010. This award, sponsored by Marilyn and Richard K. Vitek research foundation, recognizes the contributions of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of analytical chemistry. He was also selected by department of chemistry to receive the Barr Engineering graduate awards in 2009.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His primary research and publications focus on emerging environmental contaminants including water disinfection byproducts (DBPs), pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), algal toxins, pesticides and herbicides, nitrosamines and toxic trace elements in drinking water, wastewater and food with emphasis on analytical method development, treatment and fate modeling. Also, emphasis has been placed in developing and implementing new bioanalytical instrumentation and assays for metabolomics and early cancer screening. With articles published in ACS journals such as Analytical chemistry, Journal of agriculture and food chemistry and so on, Dr. Cheng is author or co-author of eleven peer-reviewed scientific articles and has given fifteen scientific presentations and invited seminar on both national and international conferences in the past two years. He also serves as reviewer for seven peer-reviewed journals.

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Dongli Wang

Dongli Wang
California Department of Public Health
Environmental Health Laboratory Branch
Marina Bay Parkway
USA

California Department of Public Health
 Biography :

Dr. Dongli Wang has a Ph.D in environmental sciences from Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is an environmental scientist in California Department of Public Health. Dr. Wang research focuses in environmental chemistry and eco-toxicology of legacy and emerging contaminants. He has extensively experiences in applying chromatographic and spectrometric techniques in studying sources, fate and health effect of environmental contaminants.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Persistent organic pollutants, flame retardants, pesticides, combustion by-products, solid wastes, plastic debris.

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Gregory D Mayer

Gregory D. Mayer
The Institute of Environmental and Human Health
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Greg Mayer attended the University of Kentucky for his Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and returned to Kentucky for his PhD. in Molecular Biology with Dr. Christer Hogstrand. Upon completion of his doctoral studies. Dr. Mayer accepted a NIEHS postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Miami with Dr. Pat Walsh. After his postdoctoral fellowship, Greg secured his first faculty position at the University of Maine in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Molecular Biology (presently the department of Molecular & Biomedical Sciences). In 2008 Dr. Mayer accepted his current faculty position at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University & Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. There, he focuses on how exogenous compounds can alter the ability of exposed organisms to repair DNA damage.

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Dr. Mayer utilizes aquatic species such as zebrafish and killifish to investigate the effects of environmental contaminants on DNA damage and DNA repair. Currently, he is investigating how environmental estrogens modulate an organisms ability to repair DNA damage caused by ubiquitous environmental carcinogens. Additionally, Dr. Mayer is interested in how organisms adapt and/or acclimate to deal with environmental stress.

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Anita Kumari Patlolla

Anita Kumari Patlolla
Department of Biology/Environmental Science
Jackson State University
USA

Jackson State University
 Biography :
Biography
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Her main area of research is toxicity studies of heavy metals with biological systems, with an emphasis on elucidating the relationship between the physical and chemical properties (e.g. size, shape, surface chemistry, composition, and aggregation) of heavy metals with induction of toxic biological response. Dr. Patlolla has extensive experience on the toxicokinetics, molecular mechanisms of toxicity and histopathology of heavy metals in animal models. She also has expertise in Genotoxicity Bioassay such as Chromosomal aberrations, Micronucleus Test and Comet assay etc which are highly useful in constructing a risk assessment model. Dr. Patlolla has authored several peer-reviewed publications, and made 150 presentations at national and international scientific meetings.

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Falicia LeFay Edwards

Falicia LeFay Edwards
Texas A&M University
USA

 Biography :

As an educator and environmental toxicologist, I feel it is imperative to open the minds of our community regarding the environment, detriment to the environment and how our actions can lead health issues. I received a B.S. in Biology at Delta State University, a M.S. in Environmental Health from Mississippi Valley State University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science at Jackson State University. I have had the opportunity to teach students on a variety of levels. My teaching experience range includes working with secondary school students who had dropped out of school to military personnel. My research experience includes determining the cytotoxic and molecular impact organophosphates have on human liver carcinoma (HepG2) cells. While my career path did not include teaching or research initially, after having stepped into the field over 15 years ago, I find it to be very rewarding and can’t imagine doing anything different.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Molecular and cellular mechanisms of chemical-induced toxicity; environmental mutagenicity and carcinogenicity; chemical modulation of cell cycle progression; chemical-induced apoptosis and necrosis; environmental pathology and health risk assessment.

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Wan Jin Jahng

Wan Jin Jahng
Department of Biological Sciences
Michigan Technological University
USA

 Biography :

He is an experienced biochemist, with expertise in techniques of proteomics as well as cell biology. He interested in understanding neurodegeneration mechanism through post-translational regulation and membrane trafficking. experiences include design, synthesis, and evaluation of enzyme inhibitors as drug candidates. Proteomics skills and knowledge of vision research were acquired in my postdoctoral training in Rando lab at Harvard Medical School. These skills and knowledge include: 1. Characterization of functional proteins in the visual cycle using proteomics; 2. Identification of biological functions for membrane proteins including lecithin retinol acyltransferase and RPE65; 3. Identification of post-translational modifications of membrane proteins; 4. Synthesis and evaluation of small molecules to treat eye diseases using mouse/rat model in vivo.

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current research is focused on the use of chemical approaches to solve basic biological problems in the retina. A group of anti-apoptotic proteins, including erythropoietin, prohibiting, and PP2A are currently under the study. These proteins are involved in oxidative stress and mitochondrial signaling. Their mechanisms of action are being examined under oxidative stress in vitro and in vivo. These studies will lead to novel approaches towards the treatment and prevention of retina/RPE degeneration.

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Urmila P Kodavanti

Urmila P. Kodavanti
National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Research Triangle Park
USA

United States Environmental Protection Agency
 Biography :

Dr. Kodavanti is a Senior Research Biologist at the US EPA and a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology. She is also an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina, Curriculum in Toxicology Program, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Her research focus is environmental pollutants, cardiopulmonary interactions and host susceptibility variations. Her research includes the use of healthy and cardiopulmonary compromised animal models. OMICS is an integral part of her research approach. Her expertise is in the inhalational hazards associated with air pollutants, including metals, ozone, asbestos, and nano materials. She is an Associate Editor of two toxicology journals, and is on the editorial board of several other major environmental and toxicology journals. She has won numerous awards for her research publications including the Best paper Award from the SOT in 2004 and Level 1 Scientific and Technological Achievement award from the EPA in 2006.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Cell and molecular mechanisms of acute and chronic cardiopulmonary pathobiology with special emphasis on the role of host susceptibility factors. The research approach involves the use of susceptible animal models of human cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. The role of genetic and environmental factors is considered in identification of mechanisms of variations in susceptibility. A variety of high throughput and molecular technologies are used with special emphasis on underlying oxidative stress and the role of host pathologies and genetic differences associated with disease susceptibility. The research also focuses on identifying source/components of air pollution, asbestos and nano particles that are associated with enhanced susceptibility and cardiopulmonary disease progression. Molecular mechanisms of cardiopulmonary interactions.

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Yanfeng Zhang

Yanfeng Zhang
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
USA

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
 Biography :

Dr. Yanfeng Zhang has received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Michigan State University  during the period  of 2004 to 2009. Currently, he is working as a Research Associate in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He has authored more than 10 research articles and presented several times on international scientific conferences. He is a member of American Association of the Advancement of Science.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Analytical Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Toxicology, Protein Chemistry.

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April Neal

April Neal
Michigan State University
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
USA

Michigan State University
 Biography :

Dr. Neal is currently employed as a Toxicologist at the US Food and Drug Administration and works in the Office of Food Additive Safety. Dr. Neal received her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with a specialization in Neurotoxicology and advanced training in Risk Sciences and Public Policy. Her dissertation research focused on the cellular effects of lead (Pb2+) exposure on neuron development during synaptogenesis. This was followed by a postdoctoral position at Michigan State University where she studied the effects of pyrethroid insecticides on neuronal voltage-gated calcium channels.

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Her research interests are in developmental neurotoxicology, metal toxicology, and endocrine disruption.

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Worku L Mulat

Worku L. Mulat
Tree Foundation
ACCDON LLC
Wilmington, DE
USA

ACCDON LLC
 Biography :

Dr. Worku Mulat is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Applied Ecology with extensive teaching and research experience in Africa, Europe and the United States. He has received his PhD in Applied Ecology from Cork University, Ireland, 2001, MSc in Environmental Science, Gent University, Belgium, 1993 and BSc in Biology, Asmara University, Eritrea, 1987. He taught Applied Ecology and Environmental Science courses for more than 15 years at Jimma University and won US $ 120 million grant to investigate the socioeconomic and environmental impact of Gilgel Gibe Hydropower project in Ethiopia.  Currently, he is working as a Research Associate at Tree Foundation, Research collaborator, University of Connecticut, and Science Editor, ACCDON LLC. He successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Head of the School of Environmental Health and Deputy Director of Grarbet Rehabilitation Center in Ethiopia. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences. He also authored numerous water pollution and Environmental Science related articles on Malaria Journal, Ecological Indicators, Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment as well as Bioresource Technology. Dr Worku Mulat co-authored a book with Dr Helmut Kloos on Water resource management in Ethiopia with particular emphasis to the River Nile. He is a member of Ethiopian Public Health Association and Sierra Club and honored as distinguished guest on the opening of Nature Research Center, North Carolina and a panelist on topics related to Environmental Science in several science conferences.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Trained in Biology, Environmental Science and Applied Ecology, Dr Worku Mulat developed strong curiosity to study the impact of domestic, agricultural and industrial water pollution on human and ecosystem health. He worked with Professor Endashaw Bekele, Asmara University, Professor Willy Verstrate, Gent University, Professor Paul Giller and John O’Halloran, Cork University, and Dr Helmut Kloos, University of California. Over the years Dr Mulat published several papers and book chapters on the impact of improper waste management and coffee processing on river systems in Africa. Recently, he initiated south-north collaborative research in the area of water and health in Ethiopia. His future research area focuses on development of decision support tools for policy makers to avert harmful effects of water pollution on human and ecosystem health in developing countries.

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Augustine Osamor Ifelebuegu

Augustine Osamor Ifelebuegu
Department of Geography
Environment & Disaster Management
Coventry University
UK

Coventry University
 Biography :

Dr. Augustine Osamor Ifelebuegu graduated from the University of Benin with a BSc degree in Industrial Chemistry in 1998. He also holds MSc in Chemical Metallurgy, M.Eng in Environmental Engineering both from the University of Port Harcourt, and MSc in Water/Wastewater Engineering from Cranfield University. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Water & Environment Manager. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom. Augustine worked as a QHSE Advisor for Fugro Consultants Limited for 4 years where he gained experiences consulting for various multinationals operating in the upstream and downstream of the petroleum industry in West Africa. He later joined Severn Trent Water, UK as a Process Engineer in 2005 gaining experiences in the design and development of wastewater and sludge treatment processes.

Biography
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He has been involved in research into removal of emerging chemical contaminants (endocrine disruptors and pharmaceuticals) in water and wastewater by biological, physical and advanced chemical oxidation processes. He is currently a senior lecturer in environmental technology and the postgraduate director of studies in oil and gas management at Coventry University.

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Francisco Sanchez Bayo

Francisco Sanchez Bayo
Centre for Ecotoxicology
Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water
University of Technology Sydney
Australia

University of Technology Sydney
 Biography :

Francisco Sánchez-Bayo is Research Associate in the Centre for Ecotoxicology of the University of Technology Sydney and the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW Australia. He has been Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and worked on several post-doctoral positions at the University of Sydney before taking a post as Assistant Professor at Chiba University Japan from 2002 to 2006. He received a PhD in Ecology from the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid in 1985, and is member of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry SETAC. He is an experienced reviewer of 10 reputed journals, and editor of three books. He has taught ecotoxicology and environmental sciences to graduate and post-graduate students for many years. He has published 45 research articles in topics as diverse as bird ecology, woody weeds encroachment, ecotoxicology of pesticides and phyto-remediation of agrochemicals. In 1998 he received an IUPAC Rhone-Poulenc Environmental Award for his innovative technique to monitor pesticide exposure in live birds.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Development of passive samplers for monitoring of polar herbicides in water,Tools for analyzing toxicity data at the community and ecological level, Comparative toxicology of pesticides between tropical and non-tropical countries, Ecological risk assessment of pesticides, Ecotoxicology modelling.

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Vanessa Valdiglesias

Vanessa Valdiglesias
Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology
IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana
Italy

IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana
 Biography :

Dr. Vanessa Valdiglesias is a postdoctoral researcher with several years of experience in genetic toxicology. She completed her PhD, with honors and extraordinary award, in November 2010 at the University of A Coruña (Spain) investigating the molecular and cytogenetic effects induced by the marine toxin okadaic acid (OA) in different human cells. Previously, she investigated the protective effect of selenomethionine on induced DNA damage and repair, as the work for her First Degree, and it was winner of a Scientific Award from the Galician Royal Academy of Sciences (2007). She completed her formation with stays in different research centers such as the University of Bradford (UK), the National Institute of Health (Portugal) and the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (Lucknow, India). She has authored or coauthored 16 manuscripts and 3 book chapters and has attended to more than 20 international meetings including several invited talks. She is also frequently invited to review articles for scientific journals, and has been member of organizing and scientific committees in several meetings.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Genetic toxicology, Epidemiology, Psychobiology, Cytotoxicity, Genotoxicity, DNA repair, Neurotoxicity

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Joachim Mutter
Department of Environmental and Integrative Medicine
University of Freiburg

Germany 

 Biography :

Dr. Joachim Mutter has received his Medical Degree in Freiburg University Medical School during the period of 1992. Currently, he/she is working as Physician in Department of Environmental and Integrative Medicine. He got Certificate Acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 2002, Certificate Complementary Medicine in 2005, Certificate for Environmental Medicine and Hygiene in 2008.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Toxicology of Heavy Metals, Electromagnetic Fields, Causes of Diseases, Neurology.

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Blanca Laffon

Blanca Laffon
Professor
Toxicology Unit
University of A Coruna
Spain

 Biography :

Dr. Blanca Laffon is Professor at the University of A Coruña (Spain) since 2008. She has a PhD in Genetics and a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), with honors and extraordinary award both. Previous scientific activities include several predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and postdoctoral positions in different public institutions since 1996. Her area of scientific activity is the study of the effect of pollutants on the organisms, especially at the molecular and cytogenetic level and on the nervous system. She has participated in 13 funded research projects in this area, and some of the research works performed by her group were recognized with scientific awards from different entities. She has published around 60 scientific papers and several book chapters on these topics, being cited over 700 times (h index = 18). Her academic activities include teaching Genetic Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Psychopharmacology and Congenital Alterations of Language in different Bachelors and Masters at the University, and supervising research works: within the past 10 years, she has supervised 6 PhD thesis and 7 Honour Degrees.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Environmental toxicology, Occupational health, Biomarkers, Genotoxicity, Cytotoxicity, Immunotoxicity, Neurotoxicity, Psychobiology, Nanotoxicology.

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Joao Paulo Teixeira

João Paulo Teixeira
Head & Researcher
Environmental Health Department
National Institute of Health
Portugal

 Biography :

Dr. João Paulo Teixeira is Researcher and the Head of Research Unit, Environmental Health Department in the National Institute of Health (Portugal) since 2005.  He has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and a Master in Public Health from the Medical School Porto University. The main area of scientific activity is concerned with the genetic damage caused by genotoxic and carcinogenic compounds, mainly in the environmental and occupational areas. The effects of genotoxic xenobiotics are studied in a multistage approach, including environmental and biological monitoring. His work is focused on the molecular mechanisms involved in the cascade of genotoxic/carcinogenic events in relation to exposure to xenobiotics, as well as on the factors of individual susceptibility modulating genotoxic and/or carcinogenic effects. He has published around 50 scientific papers and several book chapters on these topics.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Environmental Toxicology, Occupational Health, Biomarkers, Genotoxicity, Nanotoxicology and Indoor Air Quality.

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Harikishore Kumar Reddy

D. Harikishore Kumar Reddy
Department of Environmental Engineering
Kwandong University
South Korea

Kwandong University
 Biography :

Dr. Harikishore Kumar Reddy completed his PhD in bio-removal of metal ions from water. He holds a PG Diploma in Chemical Analysis and Quality Management from University of Hyderabad. Currently, he is working as a Research Associate in Department of Environment and Health at Kwandong University, South Korea. Dr. Reddy’s has published several research papers in the reputed international peer-reviewed journal in the areas of environmental chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Dr. Reddy’s research focuses on the remediation of metal pollutants from water and waste water. Also his research interests in preparation of biomaterials their characterization and their interaction with metal ions. He is serving as a reviewer of few reputed journals and editorial board member of four journals. His current research interest and goals are to develop and characterize bio based materials and chelating resins from natural resources for removal and extraction of heavy metal ions from water.

Biography
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Preparation, characterization of novel materials (polymer, bio and nano) and their applications. Synthesis, spectral characterization of novel O,N and S donor ligands and their application for metal complexes. Development of chemically modified bio-materials for sequestration of metal ions from aqueous solutions. Spectroscopic, thermal and physical characterization studies of biological, organic and inorganic compounds.

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Kadiriye Uruc Parlak

Kadiriye Uruc Parlak
Department of Biology
Agri Ibrahim Cecen University
Turkey

 Biography :

Prof. Kadiriye has received his PhD in Erciyes University during the period of 2010. Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor in Plant Ecology and Plant Physiology.She has successfully completed his Msc in Erciyes University.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Determination of antioxidant enzyme activity in Lemna gibba and Groenlandia densa to heavy metal toxicity. Selenium content of the taxa of Astragalus growing on Erciyes Mountain and its surroundings and that of the soil on which the taxa grows.

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Rachid Rouabhi

Rachid Rouabhi
Professor
Biology Department
University of Tebessa
Algeria

 Biography :

Dr. Rachid Rouabhi is the Principal research of the University of Tebessa in the field of toxicology and environmental toxicology. He is a Professor of Toxicology and physiology in the Department of life and nature sciences. Dr. Rouabhi has many publications in the field of toxicology and ecotoxicology he is actually the responsible of cellular and applied toxicology sciences at the laboratory of cellular toxicology.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Applied Toxicology, Animal Ecotoxicology, Toxicity of pesticides (flucycloxuron and diflubenzuron) , Applied and Cellular Toxicology, Ecosystems Pathology.

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Narayan Ramappa Birasal

Narayan Ramappa Birasal
Zoology Department
KLE Society’s GH College
India

KLE Society’s GH College
 Biography :

Dr. N R Birasal earned his doctorate in Zoology in 1989 from Karnatak University Dharwad. The title of Ph.D thesis is Some studies on the changes in the freshwater ecosystem during the impoundment of the Kali river (Karnataka state, India). He has worked as Research Fellow in a project sponsored by Department of Environment, wildlife and forests, Government of India (Western Ghats Research Project No. 9/122/84. En.2) for three years (1984 to 1987).
He is currently Associate Professor in Zoology at KLE Society’s G H College Haveri. He has worked as Co-investigator in Minor Research Project (MRP) entitled ‘Survey of winter migratory birds visiting annually to Heggeri tank’ funded (2004 – 2006) by University Grants Commission (UGC). He has also completed the MRP as Principal investigator entitled ‘Limnological studies of Varada river water’ funded (2009 – 2011) by UGC. Presently he is working as Principal investigator in an MRP entitled ‘A survey of birds found in and around Haveri district’ financially supported by UGC.
He has 8 papers published in the international and national journals, 12 in the conference proceedings brought out by the organizers. He has written articles related to ornithology in popular magazines and leading news papers. He is the recipient of Best Researcher award by the Haveri district administration (2007).
He was nominated as member by the Government of Karnataka for the Environment Protection Act 1986 for conducting public inquiry at district level. Accordingly he has participated as member for 3 years from 07.03.1998.
He is the fellow member of International Science Congress Association. He is the Editor-in-chief of Indian Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences (IJAES). He is acting as honorary member on the editorial/advisory boards of a few national and international journals. He is also the member of reviewer boards of a few national and international journals.

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 Research Interest :

River ecology, Hydrobiology of reservoirs, Impact of river impoundments, Biodiversity issues, Conservation efforts, Ornithology, Freshwater medusae,  Zooplankton, Birds studies on wetlands and Deccan plateau.

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Rasel Das

Rasel Das
Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Center (NANOCAT)
University of Malaya
Malaysia

University of Malaya
 Biography :

Mr. Rasel Das is a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), Bangladesh. He is also a Visiting Faculty in the Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He pursued B.Sc (Hon’s) in the field of Biochemistry and Biotechnology from the USTC and stood First Position among all the students (Above 98% Marks) in 2009. He holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the USTC and consistently achieved First Position among all the students (100% Marks) in 2011. Then he obtained his Diploma in Bioinformatics from Uppsala University, Sweden and positioned Pass with Distinction (Above 85% Marks) in 2011. Currently, he is pursuing PhD in the Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Center (NANOCAT) at the University of Malaya, Malaysia under Bright Sparks Scholarship (Top Malaysian Govt. Scholarship for PhD Students). His PhD topic is “Multifunctional Carbon Nanotubes (M-CNTs) for Environmental Bioremediation” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sharifah Bee Binti O.A Abd Hamid, who is one of the ranked Nanotechnologists in whole over the world. Mr. Rasel Das having research interests in NanoBiohybrid for environmental remediation, Waste water biotreatment, Bioinformatics, Enzymes immobilizations, Carbon Nanotube (CNT) based water purification, CNTs membrane technologies and Xenobiotics. He has published more than fifteen research articles in highly cited national and international peer reviewed journals. In addition, he has published two books on Nanosensor and Bacterial Pathogenicity from Germany which are now currently available at Amazon.com. He is an Editor in USTA academic journal (USTC) and also reviewer of ten peer reviewed international journals. Mr. Rasel Das is an active member of various societies including ACS. He has been honored by National Institute of Health (NIH), USA as one of the potential young scientists in developing countries and received many grants to participate in various prestigious conferences organized by them. He also nominated Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute grant for joining in a research team doing work on Bioinformatics field. He attended and presented more than 15 national and international conferences in many countries including Malaysia, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, China and Australia.

Biography
 Research Interest :

NanoBiohybrid for environmental remediation, Waste water biotreatment, Bioinformatics, Enzymes immobilizations, Carbon Nanotube (CNT) based water purification, CNTs membrane technologies and Xenobiotics.

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Sameh AS Alariqi

Sameh A.S. Alariqi
Departments of Industrial Chemistry
Taiz University
Yemen

University of Taiz
 Biography :

Dr. Sameh A.S. Alariqi Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of  Applied Science, Taiz University, Taiz, Yemen. He received his Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering with in March 2006, from the Division of Polymer Science and Engineering; National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) New Delhi, India. His thesis was based on Durability of Radiation-Sterilized Biomedical Polyolefins: Stabilization of Ethylene-Polypropylene Copolymer to Gamma Initiated Oxidation. He was awarded the Prize of Yemen President for Scientific Research 2010 in the Field of Environmental Science and Pollution Control. Several researches were published dealing with Biodegradation of Biomedical Plastics and Stabilization of Packaging material using food approved stabilizers against γ-sterilization published in several journals and 2 books dealing with these topics.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Biodegradation of Polymers, Pollution Control and Industrial Waste Treatments; Pollution Monitoring and Techniques, Degradation and Stabilization (Gamma Radiation/UV-Degradation, Thermal Degradation), of Polymers.

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Mohamed M Deabes

Mohamed M Deabes
Department of Food Toxicology and Contaminants
National Research Center
Egypt

National Research Centre
 Biography :

Dr. Mohamed M Deabes has received his PhD in Al-Azhar University during the period of 2008. Currently, he is working as Researcher in Food Toxicology & Contaminants in Egypt. He has successfully completed his M.Sc in Food Toxicology & Contaminants from Food Science and Technology in Al-Azhar University, Egypt.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Studies on the control of some mycotoxins contamination in some foods, Studies on some biogenic amines in some meat and fish products with respect to other quality  attribute.

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Mirza Hasanuzzaman

Mirza Hasanuzzaman
Department of Agronomy
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Bangladesh

 Biography :

Mirza Hasanuzzaman an agriculturist and Assistant Professor of Agronomy of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka born in 10th September of 1978 in Bangladesh. He pursued B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) course in Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka and stood first with first class (in 2000). Mr. Hasanuzzaman showed his brilliancy M.S. (in Agronomy) examination (2005) as well, where he also stood first with GPA 4.0 in a scale of 4.0 (Above 90% +marks). At present he is pursuing Ph.D. course at Kagawa University, Japan under the Japanese government (MonbuKagakusho) scholarship in the field of plant physiology and Molecular Biology. He started his working life as a research assistant in USAID funded international project in 2005. He joined as a lecturer in the department of Agronomy of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University. His field of specializations are Agronomy, Plant stress responses, Crop Physiology, Weed science and Agronomic research Methodology. In addition to teaching he is pursuing research works in different field of Agriculture. He has more than 50 research publications in national and international Scientific Journals. He has written few scientific book and book chapters on important aspects of plant physiology, plant stress responses, environmental problems in relation to plant species, role of micronutrients on plant defense system. These books were published by the internationally renowned publishers. He is a research supervisor of undergraduate and graduate students. He is Editor, Reviewer of more than 40 peer reviewed international journals. Mr. Hasanuzzaman is active member of about 30 professional societies. Ha has been honored by different authorities due to his outstanding performance in different fields like research and education. He attended and presented abstracts, posters in national and international conferences in different countries. He also has experience of being examiner, visiting faculty, in different educational institutions and universities. His administrative experience is good. He was assistant provost in students’ hostel, member of website committee of his own serving university. He is owner and moderator of various internet based mailing groups and research based groups.

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 Research Interest :

His field of specializations are Agronomy, Plant stress responses, Crop Physiology, Weed science and Agronomic research Methodology.

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