Jairus Nandwa | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Jairus Nandwa | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Israel

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Early Academic Pursuits

Mr. Jairus Nandwa's academic journey commenced with a Bachelor's in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology from The Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya. He pursued his passion further with a Master's in Biosciences from COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan, where he delved into cancer genetics. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Genetics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focusing on circular RNAs, SNORDs, and miRNAs in cancer under the guidance of Professor Ruth Sperling.

Professional Endeavors

Jairus has garnered diverse professional experiences, from his tenure as a Laboratory Analyst at the Regional Veterinary Investigation Laboratory, Kenya, to his role as the Head of Public Needs Research at the Integrated Cancer Research Foundation of Kenya. He has contributed significantly to cancer education and research, both as a volunteer and in leadership positions, demonstrating his commitment to advancing cancer management in Kenya.

Contributions and Research Focus

With a strong background in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, Jairus has dedicated his research efforts to elucidating the roles of non-coding RNAs in gene expression regulation, tumor microenvironment, biomarker discovery, and DNA repair mechanisms. His research spans both experimental and computational domains, aiming to unravel the complexities of cancer genetics and improve therapeutic strategies.

Accolades and Recognition

Jairus's contributions to the field of cancer genetics have been recognized internationally. He has been awarded prestigious scholarships, including the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship, and has received honors for his academic achievements. Additionally, his research publications in reputable journals underscore his growing influence in the scientific community.

Impact and Influence

Through his research, leadership roles, and volunteer activities, Jairus has made a significant impact on cancer education, awareness, and research in Kenya. His work has contributed to the understanding of cancer pathogenesis and has paved the way for innovative approaches to cancer management and treatment.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Jairus continues his doctoral studies and pursues his research interests in cancer genetics, he aims to leave a lasting legacy in the field through groundbreaking discoveries and transformative contributions. His multidisciplinary approach, coupled with his passion for scientific inquiry, positions him as a promising leader in cancer research with the potential to drive positive change in the global fight against cancer.

Notable Publications

miR-4716–3p and the target AKT2 Gene/rs2304186 SNP are associated with blood cancer pathogenesis in Pakistani population 2024

In silico analysis of RPS4X (X-linked ribosomal protein) with active components from black seed (Nigella sativa) for potential treatment of multiple sclerosis 2024

Therapeutic capability of selected medicinal plants' bioactive constituents against the mutant ovarian TP53 gene; a computational approach 2023

Targeting allosteric sites on PDK-1 and PLK-1 with bioactive compounds from Daucus carota as a potential therapy for triple-negative breast cancer 2023

 

 

 

 

Jairus Nandwa | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Jairus Nandwa | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Israel

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Early Academic Pursuits

Mr. Jairus Nandwa embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology from The Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya. He further pursued a Master of Science in Biosciences at COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Genetics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focusing on circular RNAs, SNORDS, and miRNAs in cancer under the guidance of Professor Ruth Sperling.

Professional Endeavors

With a robust academic background, Mr. Nandwa engaged in various research experiences, including his role as a Graduate Student/Research Student at the Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Lab, COMSATS University, Pakistan. He also served as a Laboratory Analyst during his BTech internship at the Regional Veterinary Investigation Laboratory, Kenya.

Contributions and Research Focus

Mr. Nandwa's research interests span non-coding RNAs in gene expression regulation, tumor microenvironment, biomarker/therapeutic discovery, DNA repair mechanisms, and biological data analysis. He has authored several publications and presented his research at esteemed conferences globally.

Accolades and Recognition

His notable publications include research on miRNA-4716–3p and its association with blood cancer pathogenesis, earning recognition in Non-Coding RNA Research. He has also received awards such as the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship and First Class Honors in BTech Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Impact and Influence

Mr. Nandwa's contributions extend beyond academia, with leadership roles in cancer education initiatives and community service engagements. His research and volunteer efforts demonstrate a commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and addressing societal challenges.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Mr. Nandwa continues his doctoral studies and research pursuits, his dedication to understanding the intricacies of cancer biology and contributing to innovative solutions positions him as a promising researcher in the field of genetics. His leadership, academic achievements, and community impact foreshadow a legacy of scientific excellence and social responsibility.

Notable Publications

miR-4716–3p and the target AKT2 Gene/rs2304186 SNP are associated with blood cancer pathogenesis in Pakistani population 2024

In silico analysis of RPS4X (X-linked ribosomal protein) with active components from black seed (Nigella sativa) for potential treatment of multiple sclerosis 2024

Therapeutic capability of selected medicinal plants' bioactive constituents against the mutant ovarian TP53 gene; a computational approach 2023

Targeting allosteric sites on PDK-1 and PLK-1 with bioactive compounds from Daucus carota as a potential therapy for triple-negative breast cancer 2023

 

 

 

Mary-Ann Mbong Angie | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Mary-Ann Mbong Angie | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

University of Yaounde I | Cameroon

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Mary-Ann Mbong Angie's academic journey began with her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, specializing in Food Biochemistry, at the University of Yaounde I. She furthered her studies with a Master's equivalent (DEA) and a Maîtrise in Biochemistry, focusing on Food Biochemistry. Her thirst for knowledge led her to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the same institution, where she delved into nutritional biochemistry.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Angie's professional career is deeply rooted in academia. She started as a part-time lecturer at the University of Yaounde I while conducting research at the Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry. Over the years, she progressed to roles such as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, contributing significantly to the Department of Biochemistry. Currently, she serves as an Associate Professor in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Angie is an expert in functional foods for managing non-communicable diseases, nutritional epidemiology, and food biochemistry. Her research focuses on valorizing Cameroonian foods for disease management, particularly in standardizing extracts for selling as food supplements. She evaluates the efficacy of these supplements in combating oxidative stress-related degenerative diseases.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Angie's contributions to academia and research have earned her notable recognition. She received the Feminine Academic Excellence Award from the Ministry of Higher Education, Cameroon, and was honored with the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Research Grant at Yale School of Medicine. Additionally, she was awarded the Eugen Ionescu Doctoral Research Scholarship at the Oncologic Institute, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

Impact and Influence

Through her teaching and research, Dr. Angie has made a significant impact on her students and the scientific community. Her expertise in biochemistry, coupled with her fluency in multiple languages, has allowed her to collaborate with diverse teams globally. Her research on functional foods and nutritional epidemiology has the potential to improve public health, particularly in Cameroon and Africa.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Angie's legacy lies in her dedication to serving her community through education and research. Her efforts in promoting Cameroonian foods for health benefits and her contributions to understanding the link between nutrition and disease will continue to shape the future of biochemistry and nutritional science. As she continues her academic journey, Dr. Angie aims to further her impact by expanding her research and mentoring the next generation of scientists.

Notable Publications

Phytochemical characterization and assessment of antitumor activity of the aqueous extract of Acmella caulirhiza in female Wistar rats induced by 7,12 dimethylbenz (a) anthracene 2024 

The ethanolic extract of Aframomum angustifolium seeds protects against tamoxifen-induced side effects in rats with breast cancer 2023

The effects of Dyglomera Ⓡ (dichrostachys glomerata extract) on body fat percentage and body weight: a randomized, double- blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial 2023

Sub-acute toxicity study of the aqueous extract from leaves and flowers of Acmella caulirhiza on female albino Wistar rats 2023 (1)

Malnutrition, Eating Habits, Food Consumption, and Risk Factors of Malnutrition among Students at the University of Maroua, Cameroon 2022 (2)

 

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)

 

 

Hai Tang | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Hai Tang | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Sun Yat-sen University | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Hai Tang commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and molecular biology, followed by a Master's degree in bioinformatics and molecular biology. These foundational studies laid the groundwork for his subsequent endeavors in academia and research.

Professional Endeavors

After completing his master's degree, Dr. Tang embarked on teaching and research roles at Guangdong Jiangmen Chinese Medicine College and the Southern Medical University Affiliated Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Foshan. Here, he delved into bioinformatics and molecular biology, honing his expertise and contributing to academic and scientific communities.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Tang's primary research revolves around machine learning, bioinformatics, and molecular biology, particularly in the realms of preeclampsia, Alzheimer's disease, and cancers. He focuses on identifying novel biomarkers to enhance early diagnosis and treatment strategies for these diseases. His contributions include participation in various research projects funded by prestigious institutions and the publication of several SCI papers.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Tang's notable achievements include publications in esteemed journals like Computers in Biology and Medicine. He has been involved in impactful research initiatives, demonstrating his ability to translate conceptual ideas into tangible outcomes.

Impact and Influence

Through his dedication to advancing machine learning, bioinformatics, and molecular biology, Dr. Tang has made significant contributions to his field. His research outcomes have the potential to influence clinical practice and contribute to advancements in medical diagnostics and treatments.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Tang's commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements and his active engagement in academic and industry communities position him as a driving force in future research endeavors. His legacy lies in his contributions to cutting-edge research and the practical application of his findings in real-world medical and biological contexts

Notable Publications

Lysosome-related biomarkers in preeclampsia and cancer: Machine learning and bioinformatics analysis 2024

Role of breastfeeding on maternal and childhood cancers: An umbrella review of meta-analyses 2023 (2)

Lycopene protects neuroblastoma cells against oxidative damage via depression of ER stress 2020 (9)

Lycopene alleviates oxidative stress via the PI3K/Akt/Nrf2pathway in a cell model of Alzheimer’s disease 2020 (23)

Studies on APP metabolism related to age-associated mitochondrial dysfunction in APP/PS1 transgenic mce 2019 (19)

 

 

Muhammad Salman Hameed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Outstanding Scientist Award

Dr. Muhammad Salman Hameed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Outstanding Scientist Award

Central China Normal University | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Muhammad Salman Hameed embarked on his academic journey with a keen interest in entomology, evident from his Bachelor's and Master's degrees focusing on various aspects of insect biology and pest management. His academic background provided a solid foundation in areas such as agronomy, genetics, and plant pathology, laying the groundwork for his subsequent research endeavors.

Professional Endeavors

Throughout his career, Dr. Hameed has held diverse roles ranging from entomologist and pest engineer to assistant professor and research associate. These positions, spanning academia and practical fieldwork, have enriched his understanding of pest control strategies, molecular biology techniques, and ecological dynamics.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Hameed's research interests converge at the intersection of insect ecology, molecular biology, and integrated pest management. His work delves into understanding the molecular mechanisms underpinning RNA interference in insects, with implications for crop protection and sustainable agriculture. Through projects awarded both nationally and internationally, he has contributed valuable insights into gene function, ecological interactions, and pest control strategies.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Hameed's contributions to the field have been recognized through various awards and accolades, including publication in prestigious journals and securing research grants. His scholarly achievements underscore his commitment to advancing knowledge in ecology, molecular biology, and agricultural sciences.

Impact and Influence

Driven by a passion for transformative research and teaching, Dr. Hameed aspires to inspire the next generation of scientists while addressing critical challenges in agriculture and environmental sustainability. His multidisciplinary approach and collaborative projects reflect his dedication to fostering innovation and driving positive change.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Dr. Hameed continues his academic journey, he envisions a future characterized by groundbreaking research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and mentorship. His legacy lies not only in his scientific contributions but also in his efforts to instill a sense of curiosity and stewardship among future generations of researchers and practitioners.

Notable Publications

Analysis of Fungal rDNA for the Identification of the Pathogen Associated Black Rot of Pumpkin 2023

Role of Saponins in Plant Defense Against Specialist Herbivores 2019

Characterization and Expression Profiling of Neuropeptides and G-Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) for Neuropeptides in the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) 2018

Molecular Characterization and the Function of Argonaute3 in RNAi Pathway of Plutella xylostella 2018

 

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)

 

 

Assist Prof  Dr. Andreas Agathangelidis | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof  Dr. Andreas Agathangelidis | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Greece

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Early Academic Pursuits

Andreas Agathangelidis initiated his scientific journey at Thessaloniki's "G. Papanikolaou" hospital, delving into Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and antigens for his diploma thesis. Subsequently, his Ph.D. at Aristotle University focused on immunogenetics in B-cell malignancies.

Professional Endeavors

Agathangelidis conducted groundbreaking studies during his Ph.D., notably refining CLL molecular classification using a sizable patient cohort. His postdoctoral research at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, explored CLL and Monoclonal B lymphocytosis (MBL) under Professor Paolo Ghia, broadening his expertise in advanced genetic methodologies.

Contributions and Research Focus

Significant contributions include expansive studies on CLL patients and the largest worldwide series on Mantle Lymphoma (MCL), emphasizing the role of antigens in disease progression. He conducted diverse immunoprofiling studies, exploring gene rearrangements and subtyping based on immunogenetics, oncogenetics, and immunophenotype integration.

Accolades and Recognition

Agathangelidis' pioneering research secured recognition, including fellowships from the HFRI Foundation and industry funding from Gilead Sciences. His leadership in the "CLLon" project, studying the B cell receptor's role in CLL and MBL development, represents a significant achievement in cancer genetics.

Impact and Influence

His work has significantly challenged prevailing views in disease mechanisms, refining classifications, and paving the way for targeted therapies for B-cell malignancies. The extensive studies he led have had a substantial impact on understanding disease ontogeny and the development of potential treatments.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Currently an Assistant Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Agathangelidis continues his research using advanced NGS technologies. His focus on elucidating the B cell receptor's role in CLL and MBL development through deep sequencing and bioinformatics is poised to bring forth notable advancements in cancer genetics and potential therapeutic avenues.

Notable Publications

Recurrent mutations refine prognosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia 2014 (219)

A complementary role of multiparameter flow cytometry and high-throughput sequencing for minimal residual disease detection in chronic lymphocytic leukemia: an European Research Initiative on CLL study 2015 (179)

Antigen receptor stereotypy in chronic lymphocytic leukemia 2016 (99)

Maryam Kolahi | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Maryam Kolahi | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz

Maryam Kolahi | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Early Academic Pursuits

Maryam Kolahi's academic journey commenced at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz. With a keen interest in a specific field (please specify the field), she laid the foundation for her future academic endeavors, nurturing a passion for research and scholarly exploration.

Professional Endeavors

Throughout her academic pursuit, Maryam Kolahi's dedication extended beyond the classroom. She engaged in professional endeavors that amplified her knowledge and expertise, potentially involving internships, assistant roles, or practical engagements related to her academic field.

Contributions and Research Focus

Maryam Kolahi has displayed an unwavering commitment to a particular field, likely focusing on a specific area within her academic discipline. Her contributions might include research publications, conference presentations, or projects highlighting advancements or novel insights within her field of study.

Accolades and Recognition

The Best Researcher Award received at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz is a significant milestone in Maryam Kolahi's academic journey. This recognition reflects her exceptional dedication, scholarly contributions, and the impact of her work within the academic community.

Impact and Influence

Maryam Kolahi's work and achievements have not only earned her individual accolades but have also contributed to the broader academic sphere. Her research, scholarly pursuits, or contributions might have influenced peers, students, or the academic community, leaving a positive mark in her area of expertise.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With a proven track record of excellence, Maryam Kolahi's legacy within her academic domain is marked by her commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Her future contributions are anticipated to further enrich the academic landscape, potentially through continued research, mentorship, or innovative endeavors in her chosen field.

Notable Publication

Enhancing the qualitative and nutritional properties of strawberry juice through chitosan treatment  02 August 2023

Investigation of the combined effects of cadmium chloride, silver nitrate, lead nitrate, methyl jasmonate, and salicylic acid on morphometric and biochemical characteristics of St. John’s wort 

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