Jianfeng Wang | Green Horticulture | Best Researcher Award

Mr Jianfeng Wang | Green Horticulture | Best Researcher Award

associate professor at  gansu agricultural university, China

Jianfeng Wang is a researcher known for his work in the field of viticulture and plant physiology. He has contributed significantly to the understanding of aroma metabolism precursors in Cabernet Gernischt grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) and their response to benzothiadiazole application, as evidenced by his publications in reputable journals such as Plant Physiology and Biochemistry and Foods. Wang has collaborated with various experts in the field, including Yuqi Han, Faisal Eudes Sam, and others. His research sheds light on the influence of benzothiadiazole on grape quality improvement and the accumulation and metabolism of C6 compounds in grapes. Wang’s contributions have implications for enhancing grape cultivation practices and understanding grapevine physiology.

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🔬 Research Focus:

Jianfeng Wang’s research primarily revolves around enhancing the quality of Cabernet Gernischt grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) through innovative methods. With a focus on grape aroma and metabolism, his studies explore the application of benzothiadiazole for quality improvement, investigating its effects on aroma metabolism precursors and related gene expression. By examining the accumulation and metabolism of C6 compounds in these grapes, Jianfeng aims to uncover novel strategies for optimizing grape cultivation practices and ultimately enhancing the sensory characteristics of wines. Through meticulous analysis and collaboration, he contributes significantly to the advancement of viticulture and oenology research.

Citation:

  • H-index: 1
  • Sum of Times Cited: 3
  • Total Publications: 3

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Application of Benzothiadiazole to Cabernet Gernischt Grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) for Quality Improvement: Effects on Aroma Metabolism Precursors and Related Genes Expression” Journal: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Publication Date: March 2024 DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2024.108537 Contributors: Jianfeng Wang, Yuqi Han, Faisal Eudes Sam, Qihui Wang, Bo Zhang, Tengzhen Ma, Jixin Li, Lidan Feng, Yumei Jiang
  2. “Influence of Benzothiadiazole on the Accumulation and Metabolism of C6 Compounds in Cabernet Gernischt Grapes (Vitis vinifera L.)” Journal: Foods Publication Date: October 9, 2023 DOI: 10.3390/foods12193710 Contributors: Jianfeng Wang, Yuqi Han, Chunxia Chen, Faisal Eudes Sam, Ruwen Guan, Kai Wang, Yu Zhang, Man Zhao, Changxia Chen, Xuan Liu et al.

David Tavi Agbor | Agroecology | Young Scientist Award

Mr David Tavi Agbor | Agroecology | Young Scientist Award

M.Sc graduate and adjunct lecturer at  Catholic University Institute Buea Cameroon

David Tavi Agbor is a Cameroonian soil scientist with a diverse academic background spanning multiple continents. He holds an M.Sc. in Soil Science from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Program, complemented by degrees in Agronomy from the University of Buea, Cameroon. Throughout his academic journey, David has maintained an impressive GPA, reflecting his commitment to excellence.

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🎓 Education:

  • M.Sc. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Soil Science (Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, and Jordan)
  • M.Sc. Agronomy (Crop Production) – University of Buea, Cameroon
  • B.Sc. Agriculture (Agronomy) – University of Buea, Cameroon

🔬 Research Interests:

  • Plant-Soil interactions, Plant-Microbes interactions
  • Agroecology, Agronomy, Soil Science
  • Ecosystem modeling, remote sensing, and land use/land cover change
  • Forest Ecology and Sustainable Forest

💼 Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Lecturer at Catholic University Institute Buea, Cameroon
  • Cofounder and Team Leader at Global Youth Connect for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Junior Soil Scientist Researcher at ekolive company, Slovakia
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Agronomic and Applied Molecular Science

🏆 Awards & Grants:

  • Winner of various grants including EJP SOIL Access to Infrastructure Call, Stimulus Fund Grant, Erasmus+ Scholarship, and more
  • Recipient of academic excellence awards

🛠️ Skills:

  • Proficient in languages: English (Fluent), French (Elementary)
  • Experienced in GIS, remote sensing, data analysis, and soil analysis techniques

🔬 Research Focus:

David Tavi Agbor’s research focus primarily revolves around sustainable agricultural practices and crop production enhancement 🌾. He investigates various aspects including intercropping techniques for pest management and yield improvement, as evidenced by his work on maize-legume intercropping with botanical Piper. Additionally, his studies delve into the adaptability of crop cultivars, such as okra, and explore innovative methods like vegetative propagation of tomato hybrids. Agbor also contributes to understanding soil dynamics and land use changes through techniques like GIS and remote sensing. Overall, his research endeavors contribute significantly to sustainable farming practices and ecosystem management 🌱.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Maize-legume Intercropping and Botanical Piper Mitigating Effect on Pest Populations while Enhancing the Yield of Maize Authors: Agbor, D.T., Eboh, K.S., Sama, D.K., Tanyi, G.T., Nkongho, R.N. Published in: Journal of Natural Pesticide Research, 2023, 6, 100060Abstract: This study explores the synergistic effects of maize-legume intercropping and the application of botanical Piper in mitigating pest populations while simultaneously enhancing maize yields.
  2. Vegetative Propagation of F1 Tomato Hybrid (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Using Different Rooting Media and Stem-nodal Cuttings Authors: Nkongho, R.N., Ndam, L.M., Akoneh, N.N., Ojongakpa, O.T., Ngone, A.M. Published in: Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 2023, 11, 100470Abstract: Investigates various methods of vegetative propagation for F1 tomato hybrid, assessing the efficacy of different rooting media and stem-nodal cuttings.
  3. Seed Production System and Adaptability of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) Cultivars in Buea, Cameroon Authors: Nkongho, R.N., Efouba-Mbong, J.T., Ndam, L.M., Etchu-Takang, E.G., Agbor, D.T. Published in: PLoS ONE, 2022, 17(12 October), e0278771Abstract: Explores the seed production system and adaptability of various okra cultivars in the Buea region of Cameroon.

Emanoel Moura | Agroecology | Outstanding Scientist Award

Prof Dr Emanoel Moura | Agroecology | Outstanding Scientist Award

Prof. Adjunto IV at Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Brazil

Emanoel Gomes de Moura is a Brazilian researcher and professor specializing in Agronomy. Born on October 23, 1948, in Monte Alegre de Minas, MG, Brazil, he holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy (Irrigation and Drainage) from the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, completed in 1995. His doctoral research focused on the physical-hydric and fertility attributes of a dystrophic soil affecting corn growth.

 

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👨‍🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Agronomy (Irrigation and Drainage), UNESP, 1995
  • M.Sc. in Agronomy (Irrigation and Drainage), UNESP, 1990
  • B.Sc. in Agronomy, UFG, 1978

💼 Work Experience:

  • UEMA (1986 – Present): Public servant, Adjunct IV, 40-hour dedication
  • IICA (2003 – 2004): Collaborator, Consultant
  • UFMA (2010 – 2014): Collaborator

👨‍🏫 Notable Contributions:

  • Bolstered sustainable agriculture in tropical climates
  • Actively involved in various research projects, including those related to Amazonian deforestation and ecological intensification

🌱 Research Projects:

  1. “Accelerating adaption of novel agroforestry systems” (2021 – Present)
  2. “Implications of enhanced ecological intensification” (2015 – Present)
  3. “Intensificação ecológica da agricultura para diminuição da pobreza” (2015 – Present)
  4. “Intensificação ecológica da agricultura na Amazônia maranhense” (2014 – Present)
  5. “Interações benéficas e antagônicas entre árvores, culturas e ervas” (2012 – Present)
  6. “Construção de agroecossistemas adequados ao trópico úmido” (2010 – 2013)

Research Focus 📝:

Research Focus: Emanoel Gomes de Moura’s recent publication in the European Journal of Agronomy delves into the critical area of preventing soil degradation in the structurally fragile soils of the Amazonian periphery. As a key contributor, he collaborates with fellow researchers to understand how effective management practices can safeguard these ecosystems. 🌱 His work aligns with sustainable agriculture, addressing the challenges specific to the Amazon region. Through this research, Gomes de Moura aims to provide insights that contribute to the preservation and sustainable use of the delicate soils in the periphery of the Amazon rainforest. 🌍 #SoilScience #AmazonEcology

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Michiel Daam | Agroecology | Best Researcher Award

Dr Michiel Daam |  Agroecology | Best Researcher Award

Invited Professor at  Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil

Michiel Adriaan Daam is a Dutch environmental scientist and Assistant Professor at the NOVA University Lisbon’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Born on February 3, 1976, he holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Wageningen Environmental Research, with specializations in Biology and Toxicology.

 

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📚 Education:

  • PhD: Biology, Wageningen Environmental Research (2008)
  • MSc: Environmental Sciences, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands (2001)
  • MSc: Biomedical Health Sciences, University of Nijmegen (2001)

📝 Research Projects (Selected):

  • Ongoing projects funded by FAPESP on microplastics and pesticide impacts.
  • Invited expert for UN Environment Program report on pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Involved in projects assessing environmental effects of pesticide use in Brazil and Europe.

Employers & Experience:

  • Worked at NOVA University Lisbon, University of Aveiro (Portugal), Chemical Regulation Directorate (UK), University of Lisbon, and more.
  • Background includes roles as a postdoctoral researcher, research scientist, and regulatory ecotoxicologist.

 

Research Focus 📝:

  • Expertise in ecological risk assessment of contaminants like pesticides, metals, and emerging concerns.
  • Current projects on microplastics and pesticides in agricultural contexts.
  • Research topics include biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, chemical stress ecology, and ecological effect modeling.

 

Citations:
  • Citations: 1,720
  • Documents: 1,217
  • h-index: 24

The h-index is a measure that considers both the number of publications and their respective citation counts. In this case, an h-index of 24 suggests that Michiel Adriaan Daam has published 24 papers, each of which has been cited at least 24 times. This metric provides a balanced view of both the quantity and impact of a researcher’s work.

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Residual determination and acute toxicity of the neonicotinoid clothianidin in the neotropical stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula Latreille, 1811 (Apidae: Meliponini)
    • Authors: Biscassi, G.F., Rabêlo, W.F., Sardeli, R., …, Moscardi dos Santos, D., Vieira, E.M.
    • Published in: Chemosphere, 2024, 349, 140878
  2. Ecological risk assessment for metals in sediment and waters from the Brazilian Amazon region
    • Authors: Gomes, D.F., da Silva Pinto, T.J., Raymundo, L.B., …, Moreira, R.A., Rocha, O.
    • Published in: Chemosphere, 2023, 345, 140413
  3. Drinking water treatment residuals, a low-cost and environmentally friendly adsorbent for the removal of hormones – A review
    • Authors: Dias, R., Daam, M.A., Diniz, M., Maurício, R.
    • Published in: Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2023, 56, 104322
  4. Abamectin and difenoconazole monitoring in strawberry flowers and pollen sampled from Tetragonisca angustula (Latreille) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) hives located in crop vicinities
    • Authors: Burgarelli, J.A.M., dos Santos, D.M., Prado, F.S.R., …, Daam, M.A., Vieira, E.M.
    • Published in: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2023, 30(24), pp. 65401–65411
  5. Toward a tiered regulatory framework for the prospective aquatic effect assessment of pesticides in (Neo)tropical areas
    • Author: Daam, M.A.
    • Published in: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 2023, 19(3), pp. 638–647
    • Citations: 3

Carlos Soccol | Sustainable Agriculture | Excellence in Research

Prof Carlos Soccol | Sustainable Agriculture | Excellence in Research

Full Professor at Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil

Carlos Ricardo Soccol is a highly accomplished researcher and professor in the field of Industrial Biotechnology. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Paraná (1979) and earned his Ph.D. in Enzymatic Genetics, Microbiology, and Bioconversion from Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France (1992). With a prolific academic career, Soccol has undertaken postdoctoral studies in various prestigious institutions in France and Germany, enhancing his expertise in bioprocess engineering.

 

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👨‍🔬 Education and Career:

  • 🎓 Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Paraná (1979)
  • 📚 PhD in Enzymatic Genetics, Microbiology, and Bioconversion, Universite de Technologie de Compiègne-France (1992)

💼 Roles and Achievements:

  • 🏆 Researcher of Productivity at CNPq – Level 1A
  • 🌐 Mentor of various biotechnology programs in Brazil
  • 📚 Over 1,400 publications, including 32 books and 198 book chapters
  • 🏅 Recipient of numerous awards, including the Henri Nestlé Prize and Scopus/Elsevier Award

🔬 Expertise:

  • 🧪 Industrial Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering, and Applied Biotechnology
  • 🌱 Specialties include Agriculture, Human Health, Animal Health, Cosmetics, Environment, and Bioenergy
  • 🚀 Scale-up of Bioprocesses and Bioseparation Engineering

🏅 Honors and Awards:

  • 🏅 Fellow Award from the International Bioprocessing Association
  • 🎖 Order of Scientific Merit – Commander Class from MCTIC/Presidency of the Republic

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Carlos R. Soccol is a prominent researcher whose work primarily focuses on diverse biotechnological applications. His research spans various areas, including plant molecular biology, CRISPR strategies, and nematode bioassays. 🌱 Additionally, he explores the valorization of cashew apple, integrated soybean hull biorefinery, and polyhydroxyalkanoates production in biorefineries. 🍏 His contributions extend to lactic acid bacteria in vinegar fermentation and anaerobic digestion using cocoa residues. 🍫 Soccol also delves into environmental aspects, studying air pollution during COVID-19 propagation. 🌍 His dedication to circular economy practices is evident in biomethane production from sugarcane vinasse. 🔄 Overall, Soccol’s research covers a broad spectrum of biotechnological advancements.

 

Citations:
  • Citations: The researcher has accumulated 24,197 citations from 18,510 documents. This indicates a substantial influence and recognition in the academic community.
  • Documents: The researcher has contributed to 633 documents, showcasing a prolific and extensive body of work.
  • h-index: The h-index is not directly provided, but it seems there is a button to view the h-graph, which implies that the researcher has a notable h-index. The h-index is a metric that combines both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s work.

Overall, these metrics reflect a researcher who has made substantial contributions to their field and has gained recognition through a high number of citations and documents.

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Title: Exploring diversity and functional traits of lactic acid bacteria in traditional vinegar fermentation: A review
    Authors: Leal Maske, B., Murawski de Mello, A.F., da Silva Vale, A., Soccol, C.R., de Melo Pereira, G.V.
    Journal: International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2024, 412, 110550
  2. Title: Polyhydroxyalkanoates production in biorefineries: A review on current status, challenges, and opportunities
    Authors: de Mello, A.F.M., Vandenberghe, L.P.S., Machado, C.M.B., Sindhu, R., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Bioresource Technology, 2024, 393, pp. 130078
  3. Title: Biotechnological valorisation of cashew apple: Prospects and challenges in synthesizing a wide spectrum of products with market value
    Authors: Anoopkumar, A.N., Gopinath, C., Annadurai, S., Madhavan, A., Sindhu, R., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Bioresource Technology Reports, 2024, 25, 101742
  4. Title: Integrated Soybean Hull Biorefinery with Citric Acid-Catalyzed Hydrothermal Pretreatment for L-Lactic Acid and Xylooligosaccharide Production
    Authors: Amaro Bittencourt, G., Porto de Souza Vandenberghe, L., Valladares-Diestra, K.K., Zandoná Filho, A., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Bioenergy Research, 2024
  5. Title: Soybean Response to Different Levels of Recycled Phosphorus from Cattle Bone Meal
    Authors: Nieto-Monteros, D.A., de Oliveira Penha, R., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 2024
  6. Title: Bacillus genus industrial applications and innovation: First steps towards a circular bioeconomy
    Authors: Herrmann, L.W., Letti, L.A.J., Penha, R.D.O., Rodrigues, C., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Biotechnology Advances, 2024, 70, 108300

 

Munir Ozturk | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr Munir Ozturk | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Dr. at Ege University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Münir Öztürk is a distinguished Turkish scientist born on July 1, 1943, with a rich academic and professional background. He holds degrees in Botany and Ecology from Jammu and Kashmir University and Ege University, Turkey. With over 53 years of experience in teaching and research, he has made significant contributions to the fields of Eco-Physiology, Conservation, Biomass & Bioenergy, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Pollution, and Biosaline Agriculture.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Degrees:

  • Professor (Emer.) of Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Ege University, 1980
  • D.Sc. in Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Ege University, 1975
  • Ph.D. in Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Ege University, 1971
  • M.Sc. in Botany, Jammu and Kashmir University, 1964

🌱 Fields of Scientific Interest:

  1. Eco-Physiology, Conservation & Management of Biodiversity
  2. Biomass & Bioenergy
  3. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  4. Pollution, Biomonitoring, Wastewater Renovation
  5. Biosaline Agriculture

🏆 Memberships & Fellowships:

  • Fellow and Ex-Vice President of “The World Islamic Academy of Science”
  • Foreign Fellow Pakistan Academy of Science
  • Distinguished Fellow (Division of Natural Sciences)-Core Academy
  • Member of various Editorial Boards and Professional Bodies

🏅 Awards & Honors:

  • Numerous awards and honors for contributions to ecology, environmental sciences, and botanical research.

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Mehmet Ozturk is an environmental scientist and researcher, with a primary focus on ecological restoration, plant diversity, and urban ecology in Turkey. His extensive work includes studies on heavy metal accumulation by plants along motor roads, ecological restoration of disturbed areas, and the halophytic flora of Van Lake basin. Ozturk has contributed to international publications and conferences, emphasizing the importance of plant systems in wastewater renovation and salinity mitigation for efficient water resources management. 🌿🌍 His research underscores the significance of sustainable practices and conservation strategies for preserving biodiversity in various ecosystems.

 

Citations:
  • Citations: 4,943
  • Documents: 3,874
  • h-index: 37

Priyakant Sinha | Food Systems | Best Researcher Award

Dr Priyakant Sinha | Food Systems | Best Researcher Award

Lecturer at  University of New England, Australia

Dr. Priyakant Sinha is a distinguished researcher and academic in the field of Applied Agriculture Remote Sensing, currently affiliated with the University of New England (UNE) in Armidale, NSW, Australia. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from UNE, with a focus on GIS and remote sensing-based land cover change detection and biodiversity assessment in parts of NSW, Australia.

 

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Education:

Ph.D.: University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia (2013) Thesis: GIS and remote sensing based land cover change detection, prediction modelling, and assessment of change on biodiversity using time‐series data in parts of NSW, Australia. M.Sc.: Environmental Science and Management – University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia (2018) M.Tech.: Remote Sensing – Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India (1999) Thesis: Wasteland mapping and monitoring of parts of Samastipur district using remote sensing and GIS techniques. (First Class First with distinction 92%) (1999)

Key Achievements:

Led research projects totaling $1,663,166 in external funding. Developed machine learning methodologies for discerning banana genotypes in Uganda. Pioneered research in Canola Windrow Timing Prediction using time-series remote sensing data and machine learning techniques.

 

Research Focus:

Dr. Sinha’s research is deeply rooted in the intersection of remote sensing, GIS, and agriculture. His work spans diverse landscapes, from rangelands to mango orchards, employing cutting-edge techniques like machine learning and high-resolution satellite imagery. He explores the nuances of habitat modeling for seabird colonies and assesses the potential of in-situ hyperspectral remote sensing for banana genotypes in Uganda. With an extensive publication record and ongoing projects, he contributes significantly to characterizing, mapping, and monitoring ecosystems. Dr. Sinha’s research not only advances scientific understanding but also holds practical implications for sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation. 🌐🛰️🌱

 

Citations:

Dr. Priyakant Sinha’s citation metrics demonstrate a notable impact in the academic community:

  • Total Citations: 970
  • Citations Since 2019: 690
  • h-index: 15
  • i10-index: 17

These metrics reflect the breadth and significance of Dr. Sinha’s contributions to the field, showcasing sustained academic influence and a consistent citation trajectory. 📚

 

Henry Becke | Crop Protection | Best Researcher Award

Mr Henry Becke | Crop Protection | Best Researcher Award

Crop Protectionist at  University of Buea, Cameroon

Henry Ikome Becke is a seasoned professional with 28 years of dedicated service in the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), holding diverse roles and responsibilities. Born on February 7, 1969, in Great Soppo – Buea, he is a Cameroonian national fluent in English, French, Pidgin, and Bakweri.

 

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Education:

Bsc. in Agriculture (Crop Science) from the University of Sierra Leone (1992). Msc. in Crop Protection from the University of Buea (2010). Certificates in Strategic Human Resources Management and Strategic Management Skills from PAID-WA, Buea, Cameroon.

🏆 Professional Bodies/Awards:

  • Member of the Incorporated Society of Malaysia (since 2005, Membership No. 13516).
  • Member of the University of Buea Council (since 2013).
  • Former member of the Union of Syndicates of Agricultural Producers in Cameroon (2013-2019).
  • Former member of the National Committee on Social Dialogue in Cameroon (2013-2019).
  • Education Man of West Coast District in 2002.

Henry Ikome Becke is a seasoned professional with a rich background in agriculture, strategic planning, and human resources management. His dedication and expertise have left a lasting impact on the development projects he has undertaken throughout his extensive career. 🌍🌾🏆

 

Research Focus:

As the 1st Deputy Mayor of Idenau Council in Fako Division (2002-2007), Henry Ikome Becke played a pivotal role in steering the development of the municipality, overseeing the well-being of its 40,000 inhabitants. Additionally, he served as Chairman of the Government Secondary School Idenau-Fako School Management Board (2001-2003), contributing to educational governance. Beyond his civic duties, Becke demonstrated leadership in spiritual matters as Chairman of the Board of Deacons at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bota-Limbe (2006-2014). His multifaceted contributions reflect a commitment to community, education, and spirituality. 🌐🏛️🙏