Hack-Youn Kim | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Research Award

Prof. Hack-Youn Kim | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Research Award

Kongju National University | South Korea

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Early Academic Pursuits

Prof. Hack-Youn Kim embarked on his academic journey by earning a Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in Food Science and Biotechnology of Animal Resources from Konkuk University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. This comprehensive education laid the foundation for his future endeavors in the realm of food science.

Professional Endeavors

Prof. Kim's professional journey commenced as an Assistant Professor at Kongju National University in Chungnam, Republic of Korea, where he delved into meat science, functional meat product development, and fermented meat product research. He later expanded his horizons as a Research Professor at the University of Hawaii, delving deeper into similar areas of expertise. Returning to Kongju National University, he progressed through the ranks from Associate Professor to Full Professor, solidifying his expertise and leadership in the field.

Contributions and Research Focus

Prof. Kim's research primarily revolves around meat science, functional meat products, and fermented meat products. His work focuses on understanding the physicochemical properties, sensory attributes, and microbiological aspects of various meat products, contributing to advancements in food technology and product development. His research has led to numerous publications in prestigious journals, shedding light on topics ranging from proteolysis in dry-cured ham to quality properties of meat emulsion systems.

Accolades and Recognition

Prof. Kim's contributions have garnered recognition, as evidenced by his publication in SCIE journals and his appointment as Vice Dean at Kongju National University. His dedication to education, research, and leadership has earned him esteem in the academic and scientific communities.

Impact and Influence

Prof. Kim's work has had a tangible impact on the field of food science, particularly in the domain of meat products. His research outcomes contribute to the development of innovative food technologies, ensuring the production of high-quality and nutritious meat products for consumers worldwide.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Prof. Kim's legacy lies in his substantial contributions to meat science and his mentorship of future generations of researchers. His continued dedication to advancing food science and biotechnology promises further breakthroughs in the field, shaping the future of meat production and consumption.

Notable Publications

Proteolysis of dry-cured ham according to the type and temperature of starter mixed with Debaryomyces hansenii and Penicillium nalgiovense 2024

Innovative texture-improving fermented sausages prepared by refining waste seawater: Physicochemical and histological properties 2023

Identification of Optimal Fermentation Temperature for Dry-Fermented Sausage Using Strains Isolated from Korean Fermented Foods 2023 (3)

Physicochemical property analysis of lyophilized fresh, wet-, and dry-aged beef powders: Application of dry-aged beef crust as a food additive 2023 (4)

 

 

Fred Lisdat | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Outstanding Scientist Award

Prof Dr. Fred Lisdat | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Outstanding Scientist Award

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau | Germany

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Fred Lisdat embarked on his academic journey in Chemistry at Humboldt University Berlin, culminating in a Ph.D. in 1992 and a Habilitation in 2004, both marked by outstanding achievements in sensor technology and biochemistry.

Professional Endeavors

With a tenure spanning decades, Dr. Lisdat has served as Chair of Biosystems Technology, Director of the Institute of Life Sciences and Biomedical Technologies, and Study Course Director of Biosystems Technology/Bioinformatics at TUASW, contributing significantly to academia.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Lisdat's pioneering research spans biosensors, enzymatic recycling schemes, metabolite sensors, and label-free detection of DNA and proteins. His work on electron transfer through protein multilayers and biofuel cells has reshaped the landscape of bioelectrochemistry.

Accolades and Recognition

A recipient of numerous awards including the Karl Marx Fellowship and the Prize of Humboldt University, Dr. Lisdat's contributions have been lauded globally. His leadership roles in scientific organizations and advisory boards underscore his influence in the field.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Lisdat's 181 peer-reviewed publications, 4 patents, and 15 book chapters reflect his profound impact on academia and industry. His multidisciplinary approach and collaborative endeavors have propelled advancements in bioelectronics and chemical sensing.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As President of the Bioelectrochemical Society and head of the "Fachgruppe Chemo- und Biosensorik," Dr. Lisdat continues to shape the future of biosensing technologies. His commitment to innovation and mentorship ensures a lasting legacy in the scientific community.

Notable Publications

Photoelectrochemistry of a photosystem I – Ferredoxin construct on ITO electrodes 2023

Bio-inorganic hybrid structures for direct electron transfer to photosystem I in photobioelectrodes 2022 (9)

A Tandem Solar Biofuel Cell: Harnessing Energy from Light and Biofuels 2020 (9)

A Z-Scheme-Inspired Photobioelectrochemical H2O/O2 Cell with a 1 V Open-Circuit Voltage Combining Photosystem II and PbS Quantum Dots 2018 (38)

Nanobiomolecular Multiprotein Clusters on Electrodes for the Formation of a Switchable Cascadic Reaction Scheme 2014 (26)

Furqan Ahmad | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Furqan Ahmad | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

MNS University of Agriculture Multan | Pakistan

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Early Academic Pursuits

Furqan Ahmad commenced his academic journey with a focus on Plant Breeding and Genetics, earning an M.Sc. (Hons.) from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in 2012. His dedication to agricultural sciences started during his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture, majoring in PBG, at BZU Multan (2006-2010). He laid the foundation for his educational pursuits with Intermediate studies at BISE Multan (2003-2005) and Matriculation at BISE Multan (1999-2001).

Professional Endeavors

Furqan Ahmad has contributed significantly to the field of agriculture through diverse roles. His journey began at the Central Cotton Research Institute, Multan, as a Research Associate under a contract. Subsequently, he embarked on a scholarly path at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, working as a PhD Scholar/Research Associate under contract terms. His commitment to education led him to become a Lecturer at MNS University of Agriculture Multan, initially on a contract and later as a regular faculty member (BPS). Further, he pursued his PhD at Zhejiang University as a dedicated scholar under a student scholarship.

Contributions and Research Focus

Furqan Ahmad's contributions extend to various research and development projects. Noteworthy among them are projects like "Vegetable Nursery Production and Supply System for Kitchen Gardening," "Commissioned Research for Development of Cotton Seed," and his involvement in the "Crop Genomics and Speed Breeding Centre for Agriculture Sustainability."

Accolades and Recognition

Furqan Ahmad's dedication to research and development has earned him recognition, setting a foundation for his academic and professional journey. His commitment to commissioned research and contributions to sustainable agriculture has not gone unnoticed.

Impact and Influence

Through his roles in academia and research, Furqan Ahmad has left a lasting impact on the fields of Plant Breeding and Genetics. His work in seed development and sustainable agriculture showcases his influence on the agricultural landscape.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Furqan Ahmad's legacy lies in his commitment to advancing agricultural practices. As a researcher and educator, he has laid the groundwork for future advancements in crop genomics and sustainable agriculture. His continued contributions are anticipated to shape the future of agricultural sciences positively.

Notable Publications

Expression analysis of fiber-related genes for staple length in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) 2024 

HEAT-RESPONSIVE PROTEIN regulates heat stress via fine-tuning ethylene/auxin signaling pathways in cotton 2022 (1)

CdO nanocubes decorated on rGO sheets as novel high conductivity positive electrode material for hybrid supercapacitor 2023 (22) 

Characterization of salt tolerant wheat genotypes by using morpho-physiological, biochemical, and molecular analysis 2022 (9)

Effect of Drought on Trichome Density and Length in Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum) 2021 (6)

 

Binega Derebe | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Mr. Binega Derebe | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Injibara University | Ethiopia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Binega Derebe Asmare, an Ethiopian national born on September 26, 1992, embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Gondar. His commitment to environmental sciences led him to pursue a Master's degree in Wildlife Conservation and Ecotourism Management at Bahir Dar University.

Professional Endeavors

Since July 2018, Binega has been actively engaged as a Lecturer and Researcher at Injibara University, Ethiopia. In this role, he imparts knowledge through lectures, conducts impactful research, and serves as an academic and senior research advisor for undergraduate students.

Contributions and Research Focus

Binega's research contributions span diverse areas, with a particular emphasis on wildlife conservation, biodiversity, and ecotourism. His publications showcase a keen interest in avifauna, medium and large mammals, and the intricate relationships between human activities and wildlife.

Accolades and Recognition

His notable publications, including articles in journals like Heliyon, Anthropocene Science, PLoS ONE, and the International Journal of Zoology, demonstrate Binega's scholarly impact. His work on species diversity, mammal populations, and human-wildlife conflict has garnered attention and recognition.

Impact and Influence

Binega's research outputs contribute significantly to the scientific understanding of Ethiopia's ecosystems. By exploring the diversity, abundance, and habitat associations of various species, he enriches the knowledge base in wildlife management and conservation.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Binega Derebe Asmare's legacy lies in his dedication to advancing environmental sciences and wildlife conservation in Ethiopia. His ongoing role as a Lecturer and Researcher positions him to continue inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards. As he expands his research horizons, his future contributions are poised to further shape sustainable practices in biodiversity conservation and ecotourism.

Notable Publications

Species diversity, relative abundance, and distribution of avifauna in different habitats within Lewi Mountain, Awi zone, Ethiopia 2023 (1)

Composition, Relative Abundance, and Diversity of Medium and Large Mammals in Tirba Lake Awi Zone, Ethiopia 2023

Population status of the Hamadryas baboon in and around Simien Mountains National Park (SMNP), Ethiopia 2023

 

Mahdy Hamed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Mahdy Hamed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Agriculture Faculty, New Valley University | Egypt

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Mahdy Hassan Hamed Rashed, born on 18/10/1977 in Sohag Governorate, Egypt, embarked on his academic journey at Al-Azhar University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences (Soil and Water) with an excellent grade and honors. He continued his educational pursuit with a Master's degree in Agricultural Sciences (Soil and Water) from Assiut University, focusing on the transformations of phosphorus forms in calcareous soils induced by organic materials. Driven by a passion for soil and water sciences, he achieved a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Soil and Water) from Assiut University, titled "Effect of Organic Amendments on Potassium Dynamics in Clay and Calcareous Sandy Soils."

Professional Endeavors

Currently holding the position of Associate Professor at New Valley University, Egypt, Dr. Rashed specializes in soil chemistry, soil fertility, plant nutrients, organic agriculture, organic waste management, hydroponics, and aquaponics. His extensive experience includes expertise in soil fertility, plant nutrition, and the production of organic fertilizers. Proficient in soil and water analysis devices, he excels in preparing nutrient solutions for hydroponics.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Rashed's research has significantly contributed to understanding potassium dynamics in different soil types under the influence of organic amendments. His work encompasses the transformations of phosphorus forms in calcareous soils induced by organic materials. His expertise extends to organic agriculture, emphasizing sustainable practices and waste management. Additionally, he explores innovative cultivation methods such as hydroponics and aquaponics.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Rashed's academic journey has been marked by excellence, earning honors during his bachelor's studies. His contributions to the field have been acknowledged with the award of a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Sciences. His dedication and achievements have been recognized through various research productivity awards.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Rashed's impact extends beyond academia, as he actively engages in practical applications of his research findings. His work in soil fertility and organic agriculture has the potential to influence sustainable farming practices, promoting environmental consciousness.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Mahdy Hassan Hamed Rashed leaves a legacy of insightful research in soil and water sciences. His commitment to sustainable agriculture and organic practices positions him as a key figure in shaping the future of eco-friendly farming. His ongoing contributions are anticipated to further advance knowledge in soil fertility, plant nutrition, and innovative cultivation methods.

Notable Publications

Zinc and amino acids improve the growth, physiological, and biochemical attributes of corn under different irrigation levels 2024

Perspective Chapter: The Toxic Silver (Hg) 2023

Foliar application of iron-lysine to boost growth attributes, photosynthetic pigments and biochemical defense system in canola (Brassica napus L.) under cadmium stress 2023

Modelling and Digital Mapping of the Infiltration Characteristics of Major Agricultural Soils 2022

Eco-friendly production of biochar via conventional pyrolysis: Application of biochar and liquefied smoke for plant productivity and seed germination 2021 (20)

 

 

 

 

Tadele Buraka | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Assist Prof Dr. Tadele Buraka | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member 

Addis Ababa University | Ethiopia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Tadele Buraka Bushasha embarked on a journey of academic excellence, earning a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Addis Ababa University. His educational journey also includes an MSc in Soil Science from Hawassa University, an MBA in Business Administration from Ashland University, and a BSc with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics from Dilla University.

Professional Endeavors

With a career spanning over 18 years and 5 months, Dr. Tadele has made significant contributions to academia and administrative roles. He serves as an Associate Professor and Researcher, specializing in soil science, at both Wolaita Sodo and Wachemo Universities. Additionally, he held leadership positions such as Vice President, Dean of Administrative Affairs, and Coordinator for Educational Quality Assurance.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Tadele's contributions extend beyond academia. As Vice President and Coordinator, he played a pivotal role in strengthening industry-university linkages, facilitating quality education, and coordinating agricultural production and market activities. His research interests cover a wide spectrum, including haricot bean, faba bean, soil agricultural potential, and groundwater potential.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Tadele's dedication is recognized through numerous achievements, including his role as a member of the House of the Federation, SNNP Regional Council, and Kembata Tembaro Zonal Council. He has actively contributed to policy analysis, constitution interpretation, and the evaluation of government plans.

Impact and Influence

His influence extends to various committees, task forces, and leadership roles, shaping educational policies and reforms. Dr. Tadele's commitment to nutrition-sensitive agriculture has left a lasting impact on the communities within the university's catchment area.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Tadele's legacy is marked by his commitment to quality education, research, and community service. His leadership roles, research publications, and participation in national and international soil science societies exemplify his dedication. Looking forward, he continues to contribute to agricultural, educational, and environmental areas, armed with skills in computer applications, leadership, and communicative English.

Notable Publications

Effects of land-use-cover-changes on selected soil physicochemical properties along slope position, Coka watershed, Southern Ethiopia 2023 (3)

Soil organic carbon and its' stock potential in different land-use types along slope position in Coka watershed, Southern Ethiopia 2022 (7) 

Assessment of soil erosion risks in response to land-use and land-cover changes in Coka watershed, Southern Ethiopia 2022 (12)

 

 

Olumayowa Iyanda | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Dr. Olumayowa Iyanda | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti | Nigeria

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Early Academic Pursuits

Olumayowa Iyanda embarked on a journey of academic excellence in the field of agriculture, starting with a Bachelor of Agriculture in Plant Physiology and Crop Production from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 2011. This laid the foundation for his keen interest in understanding the intricacies of plant physiology and crop productivity.

Professional Endeavors

His professional journey began as a Research Assistant at Rutesta Technologies in Lagos from 2014 to 2018. During this period, he actively contributed to weed management research by collecting, collating, and analyzing data. Simultaneously, he served as a Teaching Assistant (Demonstrator) at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, where he imparted practical knowledge in various agricultural courses.

Contributions and Research Focus

Olumayowa's research focuses on Crop Physiology, particularly the influence of integrated nutrient sources of nitrogen on the productivity of lowland rice varieties in the derived savannah ecology of Nigeria. His publications reflect his commitment to advancing knowledge in the field, addressing topics such as growth and flowering response to water stress in marigold species and the response of lowland rice varieties to integrated nutrient management.

Accolades and Recognition

While pursuing his Ph.D. in Crop Physiology at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Olumayowa Iyanda received recognition for his impactful work. His dedication to exploring inventive approaches to critical agricultural issues garnered attention and accolades within the academic community.

Impact and Influence

Through his contributions to conferences and journals, Olumayowa has made a positive impact on the agricultural community. His work on the effects of combined nitrogen-nutrient sources on lowland rice straw yield, presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Dairy Production, showcases the practical applications of his research findings.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Olumayowa Iyanda envisions a post-doctorate position, his legacy lies in the knowledge he imparts and the solutions he seeks for real-world problems. His commitment to creating a positive influence on society through innovative approaches to crop physiology positions him as a promising researcher with the potential to contribute significantly to the agricultural landscape.

Notable Publications

Response of lowland rice varieties to integrated nutrient management in a derived Savannah agro- ecology 2023 (1)

Effect of Steeping Duration and Inoculum Concentration on Growth Promotion of Seedlings of Food Crops Primed in Cultures of Bacillus spp from Rhizosphere 2023

INFLUENCE OF INTEGRATED NUTRIENT SOURCES OF NITROGEN ON PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF LOWLAND RICE VARIETIES IN A DERIVED SAVANNAH ECOLOGY OF NIGERIA  2023

 

 

Mubshar Hussain | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Mubshar Hussain | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Bahauddin Zakariya University | Pakistan

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Mubshar Hussain, born on November 10, 1978, in Gujranwala, Pakistan, embarked on his academic journey with a strong focus on agronomy. He holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (2008), where he delved into the mitigation of moisture stress in sunflower. His early academic achievements, including first positions in school and departmental distinctions, underscored his dedication and excellence.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Hussain's professional trajectory is marked by significant roles, showcasing his commitment to academia. He assumed the position of Professor at the Department of Agronomy, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, in December 2021. Notably, he served as Director at BZU Sub Campus Layyah and contributed as an Assistant Professor, Lecturer, and Visiting Research Fellow at various academic institutions globally.

Contributions and Research Focus

With over fourteen years of expertise in agronomy, conservation agronomy, and allelopathy, Dr. Hussain has left an indelible mark in the field. His research, spanning adaptation of crops to water-limited environments, resource conservation technologies, and non-chemical weed management, is globally recognized. Dr. Hussain's pioneering work in understanding crop responses to water deficits, temperature, and nutrient deficiencies has significantly contributed to the agricultural sciences.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Mubshar Hussain's illustrious career is adorned with numerous accolades, scholarships, and awards. He received research productivity awards consecutively from the Pakistan Council of Science and Technology and achieved distinctions such as the Australian Endeavour Postdoc Fellow. His contributions to hockey at the university level further exemplify his multifaceted achievements.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Hussain's impact is not confined to academia; it extends to the realm of research productivity. With an Author Impact Factor of 210 and over 4110 citations on platforms like Scopus, ISI, and Google, his work has resonated globally. His research on seed enhancement techniques and non-chemical weed management has practical implications for sustainable agriculture.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Mubshar Hussain's legacy is one of excellence, innovation, and dedication to advancing agronomy. As he continues his journey, his focus on crop adaptation, conservation technologies, and sustainable weed management is poised to shape the future of agriculture. His leadership and contributions are paving the way for a more resilient and sustainable agrarian landscape.

Notable Publications

Evaluating the Interactive Impact of Nitrogen Levels and Cultivars on Yield Traits, Nitrogen use Efficiency, Water use Efficiency and Benefit Cost Ratio of Ratoon Rice in Punjab, Pakistan 2024

Weed infestation and productivity of wheat crop sown in various cropping systems under conventional and conservation tillage 2023 (2)

Combined Application of Organic and Inorganic Nitrogen and Seed Inoculation with Rhizobacteria (Stenotrophomonas maltophilia FA-9) Improved Productivity, Nitrogen Use Efficiency, and Economic Returns of Pearl Millet 2023 (1)

Influence of Transgenic (Bt) Cotton on the Productivity of Various Cotton-Based Cropping Systems in Pakistan 2023 (2)

The Influence of Different Crop Mulches on Weed Infestation, Soil Properties and Productivity of Wheat under Conventional and Conservation Production Systems 2023 (4)