Lavanya Nallasamy | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Scholar Award

Ms. Lavanya Nallasamy | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Scholar Award

Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Lavanya Nallasamy embarked on her academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Botany from Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, where she displayed exceptional diligence and academic prowess. Building upon this foundation, she pursued a Master's degree in Botany, further honing her skills in plant biotechnology. Currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Botany, her research focuses on in vitro plant regeneration from the valuable medicinal plant Rauvolfia tetraphylla L., under the guidance of Dr. Amutha Swaminathan.

Professional Endeavors

As a dedicated researcher, Lavanya Nallasamy has been instrumental in various academic and research roles. She has served as a Researcher in the Department of Botany at Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women since 2019, where she continues to contribute significantly to the field of life sciences.

Contributions and Research Focus

Lavanya Nallasamy's research primarily revolves around plant biotechnology, with a specific focus on plant tissue culture, molecular biology, and phytochemistry. Her work on in vitro plant regeneration from Rauvolfia tetraphylla L. showcases her expertise in this domain. Additionally, her contributions to various publications underscore her commitment to advancing knowledge in her field.

Accolades and Recognition

Nallasamy's academic excellence and research contributions have garnered recognition from peers and institutions alike. Her publications in reputed journals and her ongoing research projects highlight her significant contributions to the scientific community.

Impact and Influence

Through her meticulous research and dedication, Lavanya Nallasamy has made a tangible impact on the field of plant biotechnology. Her work not only contributes to the academic discourse but also holds promise for practical applications in areas such as medicine and agriculture.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Lavanya Nallasamy continues her academic journey and research endeavors, her legacy of excellence and dedication is poised to inspire future generations of scholars. With a keen interest in pursuing a postdoctoral position and exploring diverse research roles, she remains committed to making meaningful contributions to the field of life sciences.

Notable Publications

Functional characterization of promiscuous tryptophan decarboxylase from indole alkaloids producing Rauvolfia tetraphylla L. 2024

Green Nanotechnology Revolution in Biomedical Application and Treatments 2023

In vitro seed culture optimization of Cynanchum tunicatum (Retz.) Alston using Response Surface Methodology 2023

12 - Biodegradation of timber industry-based waste materials 2022 (4)

Qualitative Phytochemical Analysis, Antimicrobial Activity, In Vitro Antioxidant Potential and Anticancer Activities of Euphorbia Hirta (L.) 2020

 

 

 

Ayan Paul | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Ayan Paul | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Ayan Paul commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor's in Agricultural Engineering from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, where he displayed exceptional prowess with a CGPA of 8.323. His early education at Air Force School Agra, securing a remarkable 95.20%, laid the foundation for his future academic endeavors.

Professional Endeavors

Throughout his academic career, Ayan delved into various practical experiences, including internships at prestigious institutions like CLAAS India Private Ltd., ICAR- Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, and Odisha Farm Machinery Research and Development Centre. These experiences honed his skills in agricultural machinery design, operation, maintenance, and research.

Contributions and Research Focus

Ayan's M.Tech project on designing an Adjustable Chassis for a Track Type Combine Harvester stands as a testament to his dedication and expertise in the field of farm machinery and power. His B.Tech project, focusing on the field evaluation of Tractor Drawn Groundnut Digger Shaker, showcases his commitment to advancing agricultural practices through innovative solutions.

Accolades and Recognition

Ayan's academic excellence was acknowledged with notable achievements such as securing All India Rank 14 in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2020) and securing All India Rank 64 in ICAR's All India Entrance Examination for Agriculture (AIEEA- UG 2016). These accolades underscore his outstanding capabilities and dedication to his field.

Impact and Influence

Ayan's contributions extend beyond academic achievements, as evidenced by his participation in skill development courses and entrepreneurship programs. His endeavors in remote sensing, GIS in agriculture, food packaging technology, and entrepreneurship development reflect his holistic approach to agricultural engineering and his potential to drive positive change in the field.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With a solid foundation in agricultural engineering, coupled with practical experiences and academic achievements, Ayan Paul is poised to make significant contributions to the field. His focus on innovation and research promises to bring about advancements in farm machinery design, agricultural technology, and sustainable farming practices, leaving a lasting legacy in agricultural engineering and beyond.

Notable Publications

Smart solutions for capsicum Harvesting: Unleashing the power of YOLO for Detection, Segmentation, growth stage Classification, Counting, and real-time mobile identification 2024

Utilizing Fine-Tuned YOLOv8 Deep Learning Model for Greenhouse Capsicum Detection and Growth Stage Determination 2023 (1)

 

Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

University of Chinese Academy of Science | Ethiopia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, where he conducted research on the repellence potential of common tree leaves against houseflies. Subsequently, he pursued a Master of Sciences in Ecology and later obtained a Philosophy of Doctor in Ecology from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, focusing on rangeland management and ecology.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Fenetahun's professional journey spans various research institutes and universities globally. He served as a postdoctoral researcher at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), contributing to projects aimed at dynamic pasture monitoring and prediction in Ethiopia. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in China, focusing on desertification and restoration strategies in the Borana rangeland.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Fenetahun's research primarily revolves around rangeland management, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem restoration. His extensive publication record includes studies on carrying capacity dynamics, impacts of grazing intensity, and assessments of environmental vulnerability in rangeland ecosystems.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his academic and professional career, Dr. Fenetahun has garnered numerous accolades and awards, including grants for research projects, fellowship programs, and certificates of professional competency. He has also presented his research at various international conferences and workshops, receiving recognition for his contributions to the field of ecology and environmental science.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Fenetahun's work has made significant contributions to the understanding and management of rangeland ecosystems, particularly in Ethiopia. His research findings and recommendations have the potential to inform policy decisions and conservation strategies aimed at preserving biodiversity and enhancing livelihoods in vulnerable landscapes.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Driven by a passion for ecological research and a commitment to sustainable development, Dr. Fenetahun's legacy lies in his dedication to addressing pressing environmental challenges. His future contributions are expected to continue shaping the field of ecology, with a focus on promoting biodiversity conservation, mitigating desertification, and fostering resilience in rangeland ecosystems.

Notable Publications

Effects of land-use intensity on vegetation dynamics across elevation in Savanna Grassland, Southern Ethiopia 2024

Remote sensing analysis of desert sensitive areas using MEDALUS model and GIS in the Niger River Basin 2024 (1)

 

 

 

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)

 

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)

 

 

Ayomide Afolabi | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Mr. Ayomide Afolabi | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Jovah Farm | Nigeria

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Early Academic Pursuits

Ayomide Afolabi, born on March 28, 1996, is a Nigerian advocate of Climate-Smart Agriculture, demonstrating dedication and efficiency in his academic and professional journey. He believes in the sustainability of Climate-Smart Agriculture for enhancing agricultural productivity and achieving food security.

Professional Endeavors

Ayomide has been actively involved in the agriculture sector, managing and producing various crops such as Cucumbers, Kales, Watermelons, Bell peppers, and Tomatoes. His expertise spans open-field and controlled-environment cultivation, seedling management, pest control, and the formulation of nutritional guidelines. Additionally, he engages in sustainable practices, incorporating Gliricidia sepium and Tithonia diversifolia for soil improvement.

Contributions and Research Focus

With a background in Plant Physiology and Crop Production, Ayomide's academic journey at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, reflects his commitment to understanding the effects of integrated nutrient management on lowland rice varieties. His work extends beyond conventional farming, embracing hydroponics, aquaculture, and cutting-edge technologies like nano-biotechnological products.

Accolades and Recognition

Ayomide's dedication and academic excellence have been acknowledged with honors like the Senate annual prize for first-class honors graduating students at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

Impact and Influence

Ayomide's impact extends to the global community through initiatives such as the ICTforAg conference and his involvement in advocacy programs like the Zero Food Waste Initiative. He actively contributes to reducing food waste and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Ayomide envisions a legacy of promoting sustainable agriculture and addressing global food security challenges. His multifaceted expertise, from traditional farming to cutting-edge technologies, positions him as a catalyst for positive change in the agricultural landscape. In the future, Ayomide aims to continue his impactful contributions, advancing agriculture with a focus on innovation and sustainability.

Notable Publications

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

Nanoscience and technology as a pivot for sustainable agriculture and its One Health approach awareness 2023

The Application of Microbial Inoculants as a Green Tool towards Achieving Sustainable Agriculture 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)