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Lena Lidfors is a Professor of Ethologyat the Department of Animal Environment and Health, Section of Anthrozoology and Applied Ethology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Skara, Sweden. She has a Magister of Science from the Individual Program in Psychology and Biology at Lund University, and a Philosophy Licentiate in Ethology and a PhD in Ethologyat the Department of Animal Hygiene, SLU. She became Associate Professor in 2002 and Senior Lecturer in 2008, and was promoted to Professor in 2011 at SLU.Lena Lidfors main research area is on maternal behaviour in cattle and sheep, housing and management of dairy calves, behaviour and management of cattle kept outdoors during winter time, play as a measure of positive emotions in sheep and pigs, environmental enrichment to improve animal welfare in laboratory rabbits and rats as well as in farmed mink. During the last 10 years she has done research on the human-animal interactions with focus on Animal Assisted Interventions, where she has also organized PhD courses, MSc courses and published four reports with focus on animal welfare. She was Program director for the interdisciplinary platform SLU Future Animals, Nature and Health.She has published over 60 scientific papers in international referee journals, 10 book chapters and a large number of conference abstracts. She has supervised 10 PhD students and a large number of MSc and BSc thesis’s. She is since many years’ course leader and lecturer of several courses given yearly at SLU. She is also Laboratory Animal Head at the Department since six years.She has been involve in administration as Head of the Department, Substitute Head, Section head and Vice Dean for Research Education and Equal Opportunities including member of the Board of the Faculty for Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences. This year a new three year period as Vice Dean starts.
Born in Teramo on 13 October 1967, since March 2005 he hasbeen an associate professor of Animal Nutritionat the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Teramo. The teaching activity carried out concerns the nutrition of dogs and catsas part of the Master's Degree Course in Veterinary Medicine and the Degree Course in Animal Protection and Welfare. He wasscientific coordinator of the I and II level Masters on nutrition of dogs and cats and clinical dietetics of dogs and catsrespectively. He is a member of severalscientific societies in the field of food and animalnutrition. The scientific activity of Prof. Gramenzi, documented by the relative publications, of whichmanyhavebeenexamined by Referees of international and national congresses and journals, isdividedinto a series of researchesthatembrace the varioussectors of animalnutrition with particularregard to pet. The research activity, aimedatstudying the problems of pets, is of a multidisciplinarytype, in an attempt to integrate the characteristics of the individual, the breeding environment, management, nutrition and animal health. In particular, the following issueswereaddressed and studied in depth: • Nutritionalevaluation of petfoods: • Study of the intestinal microbiota of dogs and cats • Evaluation of the efficacy of probiotics in animal feed • In vitro models for the study of the intestinal microbiota • Role of Omega 3 fatty acids in dog and catnutrition • Lipidomicanalysis of membrane phospholipids
I am a full professor at Memorial’s Department of Ocean Sciences, where my integrative research program focuses on two main themes: 1) the environmental physiology/biology of north temperate fishes (e.g., Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic char, lumpfish, Atlantic cod, sablefish, wolf fish and cunner); and 2) improving culture conditions for, and the production of, finfish. This research uses a multi-level (whole animal, organ/tissue, cellular, genomic, epigenetic) approach to test hypotheses about how environmental conditions (temperature, oxygen, hydrostatic pressure, domestication) affect the physiology (metabolism, swimming performance, cardiovascular function and stress physiology) and immunology of various fishes, or how life history and ecology influence the design of physiological systems. Techniques utilized in this research include: respirometry for the measurement of fish metabolism/swimming ability; in vivo measurements of cardiovascular function, blood oxygen status and hormone levels; in situ measurements of heart performance; in vitro measurements of mitochondrial function, hormone receptors and vascular function; the use of telemetry and data loggers for measuring fish physiology and behaviour; and qPCR, RNAseq and microarray analyses of gene expression. This work is highly collaborative, and often involves working closely with multiple partners, including government agencies and companies. Most recently, this research has focused on: understanding how fish species are affected by the environmental challenges of accelerated climate change with the goal of informing management and conservation decisions; and mitigating the impacts of temperatures extremes temperatures (both high and low) and hypoxia (low water oxygen levels) on the Atlantic salmon and sablefish aquaculture industries. I have published over 125 articles in the primary literature, am the author of 6 review articles and 5 book chapters, and recently edited 2 volumes of the prestigious book series Fish Physiology. Further, I am currently the Program Co-Chair of the 2022 Aquaculture Association of Canada / WAS North America meeting (St. John’s, NL; Aug. 15 – 18), am the co-lead of the ‘Mitigating the Impact of Climate-Related Challenges on Salmon Aquaculture‘ (MICCSA) project, and am the lead scientist for two Ocean Frontier Institute aquaculture sub-modules (https://oceanfrontierinstitute.com/index.php?p=research/sustainable-aquaculture).
Dr. Raju Kumar Dewry born in 15th January, 1987 in Baksa District of Assam. Graduation in Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc & AH) and Masters in Veterinary Science (MVSc) with specialization in Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics from College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Assam. Then he joined as Research Associate in ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, Umiam, Meghalaya from 2014 to 2017. PhD in Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics from ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University), Karnal, Haryana-132001, India. His area of research is semen biology, transcriptome analysis of bull semen. He had published 15 research papers in Peer-Reviewed National and International Journals. Presented oral and poster presentation in National and International Conferences. He is qualified National Eligibility Test, 2015, 2018 and 2019 conducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ICAR), Department of Agricultural Research and Education Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, Government of India, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-I, Pusa, New Delhi – 110012 in the discipline of Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology. He is a recipient of National Fellowship under the scheme “National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students” to pursue M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree, Government of India, Ministry of Tribal Affairs (Scholarship Division), 412-B, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi with award number 201718-NFST-ASS-00466. Recipient of “Best Poster Award” in National level e-poster competition on International Webinar on Human-Animal-Environment Interface: Recent Approaches for Containing the Global Zoonotic Burden, 2020 organized by IVA CVAS Mannuthy, Kerala Received “Juries Special Award” in National level online Research Paper Presentation Competition held on 19th to 24th August, 2020 organized by Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Joyhing, North Lakhimpur (Assam) -787051 in collaboration with College of Veterinary Science, AAU, Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam. Awarded Young Researcher Award, 2020 by Institute of Scholars, Publication Type: Journal Paper Title: Effect of Butylated Hydroxy Toluene and Vitamin E on the Cryosurvivability of Buck Semen Journal Name: CryoLetters Volume: 41 Issue No. : 2 Month of Publication: March/April Year: 2020 Page No. : 68-74 ISSN: 0143-2044 Recipient of Best Young Scientist Award-2021 for the Poster presentation entitled “Prediction of bull fertility based on in-vitro sperm function tests and seasonal semen quality variables in Sahiwal bulls” in VIII Annual Convention Of SVSBT 2021 and National Seminar “Innovative Biotechnological Approaches For Enhancing Fertility, Health and Productivity of Livestock to Boost the Farmers Economy” 17-18 December, 2021, Department of Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics College of Veterinary Science & AH, ANDU&T, Ayodhya-224229, Uttar Pradesh, India Life Member in various Professional Societies like, Indian Society for Study of Animal Reproduction (ISSAR), LM-2351), Indian Society for Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization (ISSGPU) (Acc. No 0869 07 2015), the Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity (SOCDAB), (SOCDAB-1086), Indian Society of Advancement of Canine Practice (ISACP) (Registration No. R-201/2578/2018), Indian Society of Indian Society for Buffalo Development (LM-0754), Registered member in Veterinary Council of India (Regn No. VCI/4281), Registered member in Assam State Veterinary Council (Regd. No. ASM-2571).
Meet our Invited Speakers
Geert earned his MSc in Medical Biology, his undergraduate degree as well as his M.D. from the State University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. With his main interest in Oncology, he completed his Ph.D. in “Nonsteroidal Antiandrogens in Prostate Cancer” at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Additionally, he earned a post-grad degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine in the UK. Geert has had a 30+ year career as Pharmaceutical Physician in Global Drug Development for oncology medicines. Since his retirement in 2014 he has been consulting for biotech and start-ups with his company Kolvenbag Enterprises LLC. Geert has had a life-long hobby in pigeon racing, always curious to understand why some birds perform better than others. In recent years, with the increasing availability of genotype testing, he embarked on studying the impact of genotype variability on race performance. Geert is blessed with a high performing family of racing birds, being crowned as the #1 Breeder in One Loft Races in the USA in 2021. His recent publications in Veterinary Medicine and Science (2021), the Corpus Journal of Dairy and Veterinary Science and (2022) and the Journal of Applied Genetics (in press), illustrate his quest to find the winning profile for a racing pigeon.
I am Natalia Uribe Corrales. I am a veterinarian from Universidad CES. I have a master's degree in Public Health and a Doctorate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. I am an assistant professor at the Lasallian University Corporation, Caldas, Antioquia, Colombia. Currently, I am teaching veterinary epidemiology and veterinary public health, and I have taught in master's courses. I have done some research that has been published in international journals. My main field of action is the "One Health" concept and its impact on the welfare of companion and production animals and human beings. I have participated in research that seeks to promote knowledge and self-care against zoonotic diseases, research to improve the management and welfare of production animals in slaughter plants, and research that seeks to improve safe food production.
Dr. Dani McVety founded Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice just 3 months after graduation from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Now an Inc 5000 company, and 8 time recipient of the Gator 100 award, Lap of Love visits over 100,000 families a year, with a nationwide network of over 400 passionate doctors and a full time interdisciplinary support staff. Their team is dedicated to making the end of life experience for pets, and the people that love them, as dignified and peaceful as possible. Dr. McVety has become widely known among veterinary students nationally and internationally for her ability to authentically share her personal struggles through veterinary school. Her underlying message is one of accountability, hard work, and a focus on entrepreneurism. Dr. McVety and Lap of Love have been featured on numerous local, national, and professional media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, and many more. She is proud to be a Gator and is the youngest recipient of both the UF CVM's Distinguished Young Alumni Award (2013) and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association's President's Award (2014). She was honored to also receive the Tampa Bay Up and Comer’s 40 under 40 Hall of Fame award and the Pet Industry Woman of the Year in 2017. With a home base and business headquarters in Tampa, FL, Dr. McVety’s most prized moments occur at home, with her husband Dominic, and children Baron, Collins, Lion, and Maverick. Her non-human kids include dogs, Blitzen and Grace, and horses, Bianca and Waffles.
Dr. Yang Yayuan studied food science and engineering at California State University Fresno from August 2009 to June 2012. After that, she worked as an internal inspector and international sales in Gansu Dahe Ecological Food Co., Ltd. She received her doctorate in animal food nutrition and engineering from Gansu Agricultural University in June 2020. At present, Dr. Yang Yayuan is an assistant researcher in Lanzhou Institute of animal husbandry and veterinary medicine, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Her main research interests are the processing of livestock products and the impact of intestinal microorganisms on meat quality.
He studied engineering in Sweden followed by a MSc in animal science at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen 1999. His industrial PhD thesis focused on machine milking and its relations to mastitis. After some years in research at the Danish Ministry of Agriculture he joined Danish Dairy Board as a specialist in machine milking and milk quality and then he went to Danish Cattle Federation as a senior specialist. Since 2015; I have been employed by DeLaval International in Sweden. My main focus as Dairy Development Director is on innovation in the area of milk extraction. In 2018 he received DeLaval’s corporate invention reward for my work on cow individual milking machine settings and vacuum regulation. He has throughout his career been active member of IDF, representing both Danish and the Swedish national committees as well as being an active member of several SC´s.”
My name is Jannel Acosta, I am a professor in the Department of Pathophysiology of the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the Universidad de Concepción. My line of research has been closely related to the areas of Molecular Immunology with biotechnological applications. My main research topics have focused on the study of the interaction between the endocrine system and the immune system. We have characterized the impact on the immune system of molecules such as growth hormone and neuropeptides, with previously defined functions in the endocrine system. In addition, we have identified and characterized new regulatory molecules of the innate and acquired immune response such as cytokines, defensins and antimicrobial peptides. Most of these studies were developed in fish models such as zebrafish, tilapia, catfish, salmonids; as well as comparative studies in murine models. We have focused the results of our basic research on technological applications to improve the productivity and health of economically important aquatic organisms.
Professor Koorosh Khodabandehloo is based in the United Kingdom and leader in meat automation and robotics. Operating internationally; personally responsible for development and first introduction to market of several ground-breaking solutions in the sector. Developments have included robotic meat cutting, packaging, high throughput end of line automation, and plant design and construction. Founder and the Co-Chair of the International Food Automation Networking Conference (Georgia Tech, USA). Also founder and Chairman of International Meat Automation Congress and co-ordinator of many EU funded projects. He is an electrical engineer from Kings College and a PhD researcher at Imperial College, University of London with first involvement in Robotic deboning in 1982 at the age 21. Was appointed Lecturer in 1985, at the University of Bristol to establish research and teaching in Manufacturing Systems. Founded the Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Research Centre and was appointed its director and promoted Reader in 1991, and in 1993, was appointment to the Chair of Manufacturing Engineering.
Agricultural Engineer, Doctor of Science, PhD in Life Sciences, Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6), Authorized to supervise Research (University of Versailles St Quentin), former professor of Physiology and Molecular Endocrinology at the University and expert in Human Nutrition. Latifa Abdennebi-Najar is secretary of the SF-DOHaD society and assistant editor of the international newspaper DOHaD (cambridge press). She currently holds the position of scientific director and head of the Quality department of Well-being and Health products at Idele. Since 2019, she has been an associate researcher at the Center de Recherches Saint-Antoine-INSERM UMR S 938.
BiologistgraduatedfromtheFacultyofBiologicalSciencesoftheAutonomousUniversityof Nuevo León (UANL),Mexico.Has a Master'sDegree in Sciences with a specialty in Microbiology and a Doctoral Degreein Scienceswith a specialty in MicrobiologyfromtheFacultyofBiologyofthe UANL. MemberoftheNationalSystemofResearchersLevel I. ResearchProfessor B and CoordinatoroftheDepartmentofGeneticsoftheFacultyofVeterinary Medicine and Zootechnics (FMVZ UANL). Shecurrentlyworks as Deputy DirectorofPlanning and Vinculation. Professor with a desirable PRODEP profile. MemberoftheconsolidatedAcademicBodyofVeterinaryEpidemiology. She has served as Deputy Directorofthe FMVZ UANL and Deputy Director of Postgraduate and Research of the FMVZ and Coordinator of the Agronomy-VeterinaryPostgraduatecourse. She is currently a Member of theJudging Commission, MemberoftheTechnical Council, MemberoftheScholarshipCommittee, MemberoftheRedesignCommitteeoftheVeterinaryZootechnicianStudy Plan, Coordinator of the National and International AccreditationCommitteeoftheeducationalprogram, MemberoftheUpdateCommitteeofthe FMVZ Development Plan, Lead Auditor in theQuality Management System and MemberoftheAcademyofthe Basic Professional Training CurriculumArea. She has researchprojectspresented at national and internationalcongresses and more thantwentyarticlespublished in national and international peer-reviewedjournalsoncancerstudies, biomarkeranalysis in breastcancer, melanoma, lungcancer and gene therapystudies. She iscurrentlyworking in theareaof OneHealth and Comparative Oncology and has advised more than 48 undergraduate and postgraduatetheses in theareaof genetics and molecular biology.
Degree in Agricultural Sciences; Master at the "Centre International Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Mediterranéennes", France; Master in Animal Demography. Emeritus Professor of Animal Breeding and Genetics – University of Tuscia. Full professor (1986-2011), in "Animal Breeding and Genetics"; "Biotechnology"; "Livestock Systems"; Univerity of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy. Professor in several Masters and Ph.D. in Italy and France. Head of Animal Production Department, Tuscia University, Italy 2003-08, Fields of the research: models for genetic improvement; genomic selection; animal biodiversity; effects of heat stress on the metabolism, reproduction, and production in farm animals; quality of animal products; impact on human health of biopeptides; relationship between climate and animal production; sustainability of livestock production systems. Bibliometric index: Scopus h-index 32 citations 4.420 Scientific responsible for many research projects and leading scientist of numerous national and international research units. Chairman or member of several national and international Scientific Committees. President of the National Experimental Institute for Plant Nutrition (1983-1989); President of the European Association for Animal Production (1990-96); Deputy President of the World Association for Animal Production (1995-1998); President of the Reseau Mediterranee Elevage (RME) of France,2006-09. Evaluator of research projects for several Italian Bodies and of national research Bodies of France, Sweden, GB) Member of the editorial advisory board and referee for several, national- international scientific journals. President of the Scientific Committee of the “Tenuta Presidenziale di Castelporziano”, Italy (from 2015). Member of some Scientific Academies in Italy, France, Germany.
Doctor from the University of Colima. Mexico. Seniority of 29 years as Research Professor of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the Autonomous University of Nayarit. Mexico. He was Academic Deputy Director of the Faculty from 2012 to 2018, https://www.uan.edu.mx/ . He has published research articles and books, https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=l4hAlXcAAAAJ&hl=es&oi=sra . He participated in the training of human resources undergraduate and postgraduate. Coordinator of the International Veterinary, Agroforestry, Fisheries and Aquaculture Abanico Congress. He has been recognized by the PRODEP-SEP Profile since 2005 and by the National System of Researchers-CONACYT of Mexico from 2018 to 2024. Postdoctoral stay at the University of Arkansas USA from 2019 to 2020. Evaluator of research projects at CONACYT and PRODEP-SEP Profile. Member of the academic group UAN-CA-249 Animal Production and Biotechnology. Responsible and advisor for Abanico Académico, https://abanicoacademico.mx/ . Editor of the scientific journals Abanico Veterinario and Abanico Agroforestal. Total Investigator-IA Factor 0.7133
Dr. Sabine Bischoff is specialist for laboratory animal science and studied at the veterinary medicine faculty of University Leipzig, Germany. Already during her first position as a veterinarian at the horse clinic fzmb in Bad Langensalza she was in charge of the laboratory animal science research of the affiliated research institution. In 2008, she moved to the University Hospital of Jena, where she worked as a research associate in the Institute of Laboratory Animal Science and Animal Welfare until 2016. Here she worked in laboratory animal science courses and various models in large animals, before she then took over as Animal Welfare Officer in charge of the staff unit Animal Welfare. For several years now, she has been working on the question of how we can achieve transparent communication about work with laboratory animals, and in today's talk she will talk about the cirs-las database she and her team have developed for dealing with critical incidents in animal experimental research.
Dr. Thodoros E. Kampouris, is a Marine Biologist, Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean. He collaborated with many research teams of Greek and Scottish universities and with the private and non-governmental sector. His research interests focus at marine and freshwater decapods, management of threatened fisheries resources, aquaculture, and alien species. He co-authored 28 research articles, in international peer reviewed journals, one bookand one book chapter among others. He had reviewed seven articles in international journals. Since 2010, he was involved in several (31) reports and studies in environmental licencing in Greece.
Maria Alejandra Ospina Barrero, Veterinary and Animal Sciencie, Clinical Laboratory Specialist, Masters in Veterinary Science, Doctorate in Biology. Professor at two Universities: University of Tolima and Cooperative University in Colombia. For 12 years, She had worked in animal health focused on Public Health, with the Colombian State in the Colombian Agricultural Institute ICA, at the universities, with research and agricultural extension projects that include communities. Her main field of action is resistance to antibiotics, zoonotic and foodborne diseases. She had participated in research that seeks to promote knowledge about antibiotic-resistant pathogens of animal origin and alternatives to antibiotics. Different publications in high-impact journals have originated from these investigations.
Oliberto Sanchez Ramos is a microbiologist and doctor in biological sciences from the University of Havana. During the first years of his career, he joined and directed the transgenesis and cloning group at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Havana. Later, in 2009, he moved to the University of Concepción in Chile, where he leads the Laboratory of Recombinant Biopharmaceuticals in the Department of Pharmacology in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. His work focuses on developing biopharmaceuticals and vaccines of biomedical and veterinary interest. He has also worked on developing new diagnostic systems and new biotechnological platforms to produce biologicals. Dr. Sanchez is the author of more than 55 scientific publications and 16 invention patents in this field. Among his jobs associated with the veterinary sector, Dr. Sanchez has worked on the development of subunit vaccines against classical swine fever, post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome, proliferative enteropathy and bovine viral diarrhea.
Giuseppe Maiorano is full professor in Animal Science at the University of Molise (Campobasso, Italy). He was Vice Head of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences and delegate for international relations. He began his research activity in 1988, obtaining a fellowship at the Department of Animal Science, University of Wyoming (USA). Subsequently, he had the opportunity to spend two other periods in the same institution: in 1991 and in 1999. From 2015, he is Coordinator of International Ph.D. (D.D. n. 1778, 31.7.2015, MIUR - DOT 1339335) in “Agriculture Technologies and Biotechnologies”. Actually he is coordinator of several projects financed by the “Italian Ministry of Universities and Research”and other national Institutions. He participated as a partner in research projects financed by European Union (FP7). Currently, he is coordinator of an ERASMUS+ project (KA107 International Credit Mobility) and Coordinator as Italian partner in other European projects (“EuroDisBioFood, 2020-1-SK01-KA203-078363”. “EcoSET. Ecology, Science, Education and Technology. Ways to Internationalise the University of Science and Technology in Areas of Research and Education”, 2019- 2021). He is member of the Group of evaluation experts (GEV) in the Italian Evaluation of Research Quality 2015-2019 (VQR). He published 180 scientific articles (77 Scopus indexed HI: 23: Citations: 1444) mainly on the following subjects: the effects of endogenous and exogenous factors on in vivo and post mortem performance of livestock; meat quality (physico-chemical, nutritional, histological and sensorial characteristics); in ovo stimulation of chicken gut microbiota: growth performance and meat quality. He was an invited speaker at several international conferences (Italy, China, Russia, Holland, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, German, Romania, Ethiopia, Uganda) and member of the scientific committee of several international congresses. He is a member of the editorial board and referee of several international journals. He is a member of several scientific associations: Animal Science and Production Association; American Society of Animal Sciences; European Federation of Animal Science; WPSAItalian Branch. In 2013, he received an award from the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Science, Slovak Univ. of Agriculture in Nitra (SK). In 2014, he received from the AcademiaeScientiarum Agriculture Slovacae the acknowledgement of Academic Stranger. The decree is signed by the Minister of Agriculture of the Slovak Republic.
Sonia Araceli Soto-Rodriguez currently works at the Department of Aquaculture and Environmental Management (Mazatlan Unit) in the Laboratory of Bacteriology and Genomic of Microorganisms. Their current project is 'Pathogenesis of AHPND in shrimp', infectious process of bacerial diseases of tilapia and marine fish and Molecular Diagnosis of Emerging Diseases of Tilapia
Molly DePrekel is a psychologist in private practice at the Midwest Center for Trauma and Hold Your Horses. Molly received her MA in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary's University and BS in Animal Husbandry from Michigan State University. She holds a certificate in EMDR, Yoga Calm and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and has utilized the unique relationship people have with animals and nature to assist her in therapy for over twenty-eight years. Molly has facilitated workshops, taught internationally, and volunteered with numerous organizations in the field of nature based healing. She is past President of the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association and is a contributing author to the book, "Harnessing the Power of Equine Assisted Counseling: Adding Animal Assisted Therapy to Your Practice", and has co-authored six manuals on animal assisted interventions. She is an Eponaquest approved instructor, and was a co-founding member of the Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals.
He received the PhD degree in Animal Nutrition and Management at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in 2004. Five years after, he got the Associate Professor title. He also got Full Professor title in 2019. At present, he is a member of Professional Associations of Vietnamese Biogas, a member of academic trainings at Nong Lam University. He has published more than 80 national and international articles relating on animal methane emissions and biodigester. He found nutritional solutions balancing in emissions and utilization of carbon dioxide as well as reduction of methane:meat production ratios in cattle production. In Vietnam, he developed the humid tropical areas of sustainable system of integrated livestock, black soldier fly (for animal/bird manure treating, crop/food processing wastes treating…) and fuel production based on fractionation of high biomass crops, forage trees and water plants with emphasis on ruminant and recycling of wastes which is environmentally friendly by using the black soldier fly. It is based on agroecological principles of organic-based inputs and biological control of pests and diseases, the feeding systems for ruminants in mountain areas using sugar cane, leaves from trees and water plants has been introduced and developed to poor farmers. Beside that he also set up the low-cost plastic biodigester and improvements to the technology, over 500,000 units installed and paid for by farmers. It reduced methane production from animal wastes.
Samad Rahimnejad is a Fish Nutritionist at University of South Bohemia in Czech Republic. Samad received his Ph.D. in Marine Life Sciences from Jeju National University in 2014, and since then has been working as a researcher in several universities in South Korea, China, and Czech Republic. His research field is Fish Nutrition, and the main focus of his studies has been on protein and amino acids nutrition including determination of their requirement level for various fish species, evaluation of different alternatives to fish meal, comparing the efficiency of different sources of amino acids such as free and dipeptide forms, and improving utilization efficiency of plant proteins through fermentation and supplementation with various bio-active compounds. The outcome of his research has been publication of 59 articles in outstanding Journals such as Aquaculture, Fish & Shellfish Immunology, Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, etc. He was awarded as an outstanding reviewer for Fish & Shellfish Immunology in 2017. He also received a first-class research grant from China Postdoctoral Science Foundation in 2017. He currently serves as an associate editor for Frontiers in Marine Science, and Frontiers in Physiology Journals. Also, he has been editor of different research topics such as “Fish Nutrition, Metabolism and Physiology”, “Omics and Fish Nutrition” and “Genetic Basis and Intestinal Microbiota Regulation of Feeding Habit in Fish” for Frontiers publications. He is also currently editor of a special issue “Advances in Alternative Feeds for Aquaculture” for fishes Journal.
• Dr. RamneetKaur is working as an HOD & Assistant Professor in Department of Life Sciences, RIMT UNIVERSITY, MandiGobindgarh, Punjab • She is also delivering online lecturesin Edufabrica Biological Series in Association with IITin the subjects: “Molecular and Biochemistry Techniques”, “Biochemistry”, “Proteomics”, “Principles of Plant Biotechnology” and “Principles ofGenetics”. • She has worked as assistant professor in Zoology in GGDSD College, Sec 32, Panjab University, Chandigarh in 2019 and teach undergraduate classes with subjects of Principles of Genetics, Biochemistry, Quality control of milk & processing, Health & safety management, Livestock production & management and Feeds & Feeding of animals & as an assistant professor in Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab in 2018 to teach to undergraduate and post graduate classes with subjects of Zoology, Agriculture, Fishery, Parasitology, Bee keeping, Evolution, Vector biology, entomology and Molecular techniques. • She completed her M.Sc from Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh in 2012 with dissertation on topic “VARIATION IN MITOCHONDRIAL COII GENE SEQUENCES IN TWO SPECIES OF GENUS MICROTERMES (ORDER: ISOPTERA)” &Ph.D from Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala in 2018 onthe topic “STUDIES ON THE MITOCHONDRIAL DNA OF SOME SPECIES OF FAMILY PENTATOMIDAE (INSECTA: HEMIPTERA) FOR IDENTIFICATION AND PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS)”. • She has the practical knowledge on various techniques like Cell culture, Molecular biology, Analytical methods, Histological techniques, Non-technical skills and Bioinformatic skills. • She has presented oral/poster presentations in many national and international conferences. She has many paper published in national and international journals. • She has been coeditor of one international book. • She Got “Young Scientist Award 2019” and “Best Ph.D. Thesis Award” for outstanding contribution in the field of Molecular Entomology on 2nd International conference on Recent Advances in Agricultural, Environmental & Applied Sciences for Global Development (RAAEASGD-2019) during September 27-29, 2019 held at Dr. Y.S.P University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, H.P. India. • She has been awarded withRajiv Gandhi National Fellowship by University Grant Commission. • She got 1st rank in Ph.D. Entrance Test held in Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala and Qualified GATE (XL) in 2017. • She is having a Research experience of ten years. • She also Got “Swami Vivekananda Youth Award’’ for the year 2009-10. • She also won Best Volunteerposition in the NSS Camp and Participated in various debates, group discussion competitions at the college and university level and won prizes.
Dr.Pankaj Kalita born in 18th January, 1988 in Kamrup District of Assam. Dr.Pankaj Kalita recievd phd from Assam University in 2019. He has 7 years of teaching experience. He is currently working as a assitance professor in Eastern Karbi Anglong College Sarihajan, Karbi Anglong-782480, Assam, India
Ram Datta Bhatta was born in 1994 in Kanchanpur, Nepal. He obtained his Masters of Science in Agriculture (Msc.Ag) in Agronomy at Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal. He has published a dozens of scientific papers related to his subject and reviewed dozens of articles as a reviewer. He was part of different organizations and he has presented papers on different international platforms. He has worked for bilateral organization like Peace Corps Nepal, developmental organization like UNDP and also as Horticulture Development Officer at Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative Office Province 7, Nepal
Dr. Ahmed Eid Kholif is an associate professor of dairy animal nutrition and milk production at The National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Kholif has received his B.Sc. from Cairo University, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Ain shams University before eventually becoming a Researcher at the National Research Centre in 2013. He also awarded two postdoctoral research stays in the Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Estado de México, México, for two years. Moreover, he has awarded a lot of scientific encouragements such as awarding the State Encouragement Awards 2017, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt, and Scientific Encouragement Award 2015 from National Research Centre (2015). He serves as a reviewer for more than 50 international journals, and also a member of the editorial boards of more than 10 international journals. Recently, his name was included as one of the World's Top 2% Scientists List by Stanford University. Additionally, Dr. Kholif was awarded the First-Class Order of Excellence 2019, from the Egyptian Presidency.
Dr Pallavi Verma is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology at the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India. Her main research main focus on Veterinary Surgery and Radiology. She received More than 20 national awards on various platforms. The results of her works were published in More than 90 research publications in national and international journals. Her Field of specialization Diagnostic imaging, soft tissue surgery, Minimal invasive procedures (Endoscopy, theloscopy, laparoscopy, endoscopy and Arthroscopy) and anaesthesia in large and small animals.
Dr. Anupama Sharma is a medical lab scientist, she is working as Dean Research and Dean School of medical and Allied sciences, in Sanskriti University, Mathura, India. Earlier she worked in Jaypee University, Anoopshahr (India). Dr Anupama Sharma is also member of editorial board of Research in Veterinary and medical science. She is also working reviewer for Innovation publications and few other Journals. Dr Sharma have 10 international publications and 3 book chapters in Scopus index journals. Dr Sharma completed her doctorate from Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior (M.P).
He is currently associate professor at Università cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Graduated in Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture at the University of Florence, he obtained a doctorate in "Animal Health and Production" in 2000 with a thesis on the estimation of the genetic variability of native breeds at risk of extinction using molecular markers. Part of the doctorate was spent at the laboratories of the Institute of Animal Health in Compton (UK) where he acquired skills in molecular biology applied to animal genetics. Since 2004 he has been a researcher at the Institute of Zootechnics of the Faculty of Agriculture of Piacenza, where he participated in numerous European and national research projects Since 2010 he has held the position of Technical Director of the Italian Breeders Association with responsibility for the system of functional controls for the production of meat and milk of all species raised in Italy. His scientific interests mainly concern the use of molecular markers for the study of the genetic variability of populations and breeds of farm animals for the purpose of conserving biodiversity and understanding their evolutionary history. More recently he has been involved in the use of new molecular technologies for the identification of useful genes, the integration of genomic information in the selection schemes and the application of genomic selection. He has participated in numerous national and international research projects including the European projects Econogene, Resgen, Trace and Globaldiv, and Nextgen and the national projects Selmol and Innovagen He is the author or co-author of over 85 scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals. At the time of writing this CV, the citation index h of Dr. Negrini is 31.
Prof. Dr. K. B. M. Saiful Islamcompleted his Ph.D. and MS in Bio-systems Sustainability (major in Microbiology) from Hokkaido University, Japan; MS in Medicine from Bangladesh Agricultural University and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Chittagong University, Bangladesh. He also received Post Graduation Diplomas (PGDs) from KVL, Denmark and ENVA, France. He has more than 17 years of research and teaching experience. The results of his works were published in more than 70 publications in several formats including peer reviewed high impact journals (individual impact factor for one article reached to as high as 22.682). He participated in several courses, workshops, international and national meetings. He is an editorial member of several peer reviewed scientific journals and collaborated as reviewer of more than 100 manuscripts. As the one & only Bangladeshi veterinary academician cum researcher, he received the honor of “Visiting Scholar” at the Second Oldest Veterinary School of the World; ÉcoleNationaleVétérinaired'Alfort (ENVA) in France in 2017. In 2019, he again received the honor of “Visiting Research Scholar” at one of the Imperial Universities in Japan, i.e. Hokkaido University, at Laboratory of Microbial Physiology, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture. Similarly, he is the one and only veterinary academician in Bangladesh who was selected for consecutive three times as the “Key Opinion Leader” to represent the small animal education and practices of the country internationally. He has received 15 International awards, recognitions, scholarships and fellowships for his academic, research and clinical excellence of which ICASVM Innovative Research Award-2020 (USA), Visiting Research Scholar-2019 (Hokkaido University, Japan), Visiting Scholar-2017 (ENVA, France), SAADC Young Scientist Award-2015 (Thailand), Young Researcher Award-2014 (China), Asian Young LAB Scientist Award-2011 (Japan), are most noteworthy. His workswere equally recognized in Bangladesh by different national media and organizations and received 8 Prestigious awards in the country including “Begum Rokeya Award-2021”, Bijoy Podok-2021; Most Valuable Person of the Year for Livestock Development (Education)-2017, Mother Teresa Award-2017 and Genius Award-2016. Furthermore, his academic and research excellence has been recognized by his appointment in 2020 as a "Program Fellow" of the Global Education Program for AgriScience Frontiers; An International Priority Graduate Program by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Government of Japan. At present, he holdsthe positions of Chairman & Professor, Department of Medicine & Public Health; Hospital-in-Charge, Veterinary Teaching Hospital; Center-in-Charge, Zoonotic Diseases Research & Information Center (ZDRIC) at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Beside his professional involvement, heis equally involved in social and welfare activities. He is an active member of 29 national and international societies; in some he holdstop ranked Executive Posts like Vice-President of Bangladesh Livestock Society;Joint Secretary of The World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA)-Bangladesh Branch; Joint Secretary of Bangladesh Dairy Development Forum (BDDF), Bangladeshand many more. Research Interest: Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, Gastrointestinal Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Probiotics
Dr. Tarunbir Singh is a Senior Scientist of Department of Surgery and Radiology at GADVASU-Ludhiana India. • Trained in “Minimal invasive surgical procedures in veterinary patients” from - Institute of Veterinary Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand • More than 25 national awards at various platforms • More than 125 research publications • Major Advisor to 15M.V.Sc and 2 Ph.dstudents • Field of specialization: Orthopaedics, Urinary tract surgery, Minimal invasive procedures (Endoscopy, theloscopy, laparoscopy and Arthroscopy) anaesthesia • Research contributions: • Research projects • PI of one DBT funded research project on the Development of suture materials and implants for canine arthropathies (completed ) • PI of 5 RKVY research projects (completed) • Other research leads • Development of Minimal invasive procedures for fracture management in small animals. • Development of arthroscopy for small and large animals • Development of tube cystotomy for management of urolithiasis in bovine and caprine (first time in India) • Development of suture materials and implants for canine arthropathies