Asma Verdian | Food System | Women Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Asma Verdian | Food System | Women Researcher Award

Food safety at  Research Institute of Food Science and Technology, Iran

Dr. Asma Verdian Doughayi is an accomplished scientist and educator based in Mashhad, Iran. Born in 1985 in Mashhad, Iran, Dr. Verdian Doughayi has established herself as a leading expert in the field of chemistry, particularly in the areas of aptamers, biosensors, and biophysical chemistry properties of biomolecules.

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🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, 2015
  • MSc. in Physical Chemistry, University of Mazandran, Babolsar, Iran, 2010
  • BSc. in Pure Chemistry, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, 2007

👩‍🏫 Employment:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Food Safety and Quality Control, Research Institute of Food Science & Technology (RIFST), Mashhad, Iran
  • Head of Education and Graduate Affairs, Research Institute of Food Science & Technology, Mashhad, Iran

🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Asma Verdian Doughayi’s research focuses on the development and application of aptasensors in various fields, particularly in food safety and environmental monitoring. She specializes in designing novel biosensing platforms using aptamers, nucleic acid-based molecules, for ultrasensitive detection of contaminants such as antibiotics, heavy metals, pesticides, and pollutants. Through her work, she aims to contribute to the advancement of biosensor technology, providing efficient tools for rapid and accurate detection in diverse settings. Dr. Verdian’s expertise lies at the intersection of chemistry, biophysics, and nanotechnology, with a strong emphasis on practical applications and addressing real-world challenges.


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  • Since 2019: 1139


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  • Since 2019: 18


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  • Since 2019: 28

These metrics reflect Dr. Asma Verdian Doughayi’s impact and productivity in the field of research, both overall and since 2019.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Aptasensors as the Future of Antibiotics Test Kits: A Case Study of the Aptamer Application in Chloramphenicol Detection
    • Authors: Z. Khoshbin, A. Verdian, MR Housaindokht, M. Izadyar, Z. Rouhbakhsh
    • Journal: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
    • Volume: 122
    • Year: 2018
  2. Simultaneous Detection and Determination of Mercury (II) and Lead (II) Ions through the Achievement of Novel Functional Nucleic Acid-Based Biosensors
    • Authors: Z. Khoshbin, MR Housaindokht, A. Verdian, MR Bozorgmehr
    • Journal: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
    • Volume: 116
    • Year: 2018
  3. Apta-Nanosensors for Detection and Quantitative Determination of Acetamiprid – A Pesticide Residue in Food and Environment
    • Author: A. Verdian
    • Journal: Talanta
    • Volume: 176
    • Year: 2018
  4. A Fluorescent Aptasensor for Potassium Ion Detection-Based Triple-Helix Molecular Switch
    • Authors: A. Verdian-Doghaei, MR Housaindokht, K. Abnous
    • Journal: Analytical Biochemistry
    • Volume: 466
    • Year: 2014
  5. A Simple Paper-Based Aptasensor for Ultrasensitive Detection of Lead (II) Ion
    • Authors: Z. Khoshbin, MR Housaindokht, M. Izadyar, A. Verdian, MR Bozorgmehr
    • Journal: Analytica Chimica Acta
    • Volume: 1071
    • Year: 2019
  6. Spectroscopic and Molecular Modeling Study on the Separate and Simultaneous Bindings of Alprazolam and Fluoxetine Hydrochloride to Human Serum Albumin (HSA): With the Aim of…
    • Authors: F. Dangkoob, MR Housaindokht, A. Asoodeh, O. Rajabi, ZR Zaeri, …
    • Journal: Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
    • Volume: 137
    • Year: 2015
  7. Detection of Chloramphenicol Using a Novel Apta-Sensing Platform Based on Aptamer Terminal-Lock in Milk Samples
    • Authors: M. Javidi, MR Housaindokht, A. Verdian, BM Razavizadeh
    • Journal: Analytica Chimica Acta
    • Volume: 1039
    • Year: 2018
  8. Design of a Liquid Crystal-Based Aptasensing Platform for Ultrasensitive Detection of Tetracycline
    • Authors: Z. Rouhbakhsh, A. Verdian, G. Rajabzadeh
    • Journal: Talanta
    • Volume: 206
    • Year: 2020
  9. Densities, Viscosities, and Volumetric Properties of Binary Mixtures of 1, 2-Propanediol+ 1-Heptanol or 1-Hexanol and 1, 2-Ethanediol+ 2-Butanol or 2-Propanol at T=(298.15, 303…
    • Authors: AV Doghaei, AA Rostami, A Omrani
    • Journal: Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
    • Volume: 55 (8)
    • Year: 2010
  10. A Low-Cost Paper-Based Aptasensor for Simultaneous Trace-Level Monitoring of Mercury (II) and Silver (I) Ions
    • Authors: Z. Khoshbin, MR Housaindokht, A. Verdian
    • Journal: Analytical Biochemistry
    • Volume: 597
    • Year: 2020

Matteo Metta | Farm diversification | Best Researcher Award

Mr Matteo Metta: Farm diversification | Best Researcher Award

Dr at  ARC2020, Italy

Dr. Matteo Metta is a Digital Agriculture Research and Policy Specialist based in Brussels, Belgium. Currently working as a freelancer at the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, he oversees the development of an open digital database mapping ICT-based solutions in agriculture. With a strong background in CAP Policy Analysis, he collaborates with the Agricultural & Rural Convention, critically analyzing CAP reform and National CAP Strategic Plans.

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Education and Qualifications:

  1. University of Pisa, Pisa, Toscana, IT
    • Duration: 2019-11-01 to present
    • Pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science.
  2. Ghent University, Ghent, BE
    • Duration: 2014-09-01 to 2016-09-09
    • Qualification: Completed studies in the Faculty of Bio-science engineering.


  1. Agriculture and Rural Convention 2020, Brussels, BE
    • Duration: 2020-03-01 to present
    • Role: Active contributor to ARC2020, focusing on agricultural policy analysis.
  2. Università degli Studi di Pisa, Brussels, BE
    • Duration: 2020-01-01 to present
    • Role: Research Officer in Horizon 2020 project, delving into digitalization’s economic and social impacts in rural areas.
  3. European Network for Rural Development – Evaluation Helpdesk, Brussels, Belgium, BE
    • Duration: 2016-03-01 to 2019-12-31
    • Role: Engaged in evaluation and coordination tasks related to rural development.


Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. Matteo Metta’s research delves into the intricate realms of sustainable agriculture and digitalization. In the article “Between on-site and the clouds: Socio-cyber-physical assemblages in on-farm diversification,” published in the Journal of Rural Studies, he, along with contributors Joost Dessein and Gianluca Brunori, explores the dynamic interactions shaping on-farm diversification. Their work, marked by DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.103193, sheds light on the socio-cyber-physical complexities within agricultural systems. 🌾💻


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João Santos | Food Processing | Best Researcher Award

Dr João Santos: Food Processing | Best Researcher Award

João Rodrigo Santos at Dep Química e Bioquímica, Portugal

João Rodrigo da Silva Santos is a Portuguese analytical chemist with a rich academic and professional background. Born in 1978, he holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Porto University, where his thesis focused on the construction of tubular electrochemical detectors for continuous flow systems. Fluent in Portuguese and proficient in English, he also has basic knowledge of Spanish and German.

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📚 Academic Achievements:

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry (2009)
  • MSc in Chemistry (2002)
  • Chemistry degree (1999)

👨‍🔬 Professional Journey:

Researcher at Requimte/LAQV (2018 – present), Post-PhD Researcher at Requimte/LAQV (2016 – 2018), Post-PhD Researcher at CBQF/Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (2010 – 2016), Laboratory Technician at REQUIMTE – GABAI (2003 – 2009), Laboratory Technician at Unicer Bebidas de Portugal (2002 – 2003), Scholarship holder in Laboratório de Electroanálise IV (1999 – 2002)

🗣️ Scientific Meetings:

Presented at conferences on analytical chemistry and coffee analysis Served as Chairman in electrochemistry and chromatography events João Rodrigo da Silva Santos, with a diverse academic and professional background, is making significant contributions to the world of analytical chemistry and food quality. 🌐👨‍🔬

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

João Rodrigo Santos is an analytical chemist whose research focuses on the development and application of innovative analytical methodologies. 🧪 His work spans various areas, from potentiometric detection of nitrate in water and vegetables to automation of standard addition calibration methods. 🌊 He has contributed to the field with the construction and validation of specialized electrodes for flow analysis, such as tubular bismuth film amperometric detectors and gold tubular electrodes. ⚙️ João’s expertise extends to chromatographic techniques for beer analysis, showcasing his proficiency in addressing diverse analytical challenges in both environmental and food sciences. 🍻


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Prayaga Murali Krishna | Food Processing | Best Researcher Award

Prof Prayaga Murali Krishna: Food Processing | Best Researcher Award

Professor at  NIFTEM Kundli, India

Dr. P. Murali Krishna is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic and Applied Sciences at the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), an institute of national importance in India. Born on August 18, 1971, in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, he holds a Ph.D. in Physics with a specialization in Ferroelectric materials synthesis and characterization from Andhra University.

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📚 Education:

  • M.Sc (Physics), MCA, M.Phil, PhD (Physics, spcl Electronics)

👨‍🎓 Research and Teaching:

  • 23 years of teaching experience, 15 years of research work experience.
  • Research interests: Experimental Physics, Nano-composites, Functional Materials, Sensors, Green Energy Technologies.
  • Supervised 5 PhD, 15 M.Tech, and 7 B.Tech students.
  • Ph.D Thesis: Electrical Spectroscopy Characterization and Piezoelectric Studies in Lead Potassium Niobate Ferroelectric Ceramics Modified with Certain Rare Earth Ions.

🏆 Achievements:

  • In-charge of Students Innovation Fund Scheme, Hostel Warden, Coordinator for Student Excellence Labs.
  • Member of NIFTEM Nanobiotechnology Center, Admission Cell, and Industry Connect.

🏫 Teaching Experience:

  • Courses taught include B.Sc, B.Tech, M.Tech, and PhD in various Physics and Nanotechnology subjects.

👨‍💼 Job Experience:

  • Present: NIFTEM, Haryana, since 15-11-2011 (Current).
  • Previous: Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam (Assistant Professor), Andhra University (Research Fellow), Andhr Keasri Degree College, Rajahmundry (Lecturer-in-charge).

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. P. Murali Krishna’s research revolves around the development and application of advanced nanomaterial-based sensors for ensuring food safety. 🍏 His work spans a range of innovative technologies, including metal-organic frameworks, TiO2 nanoparticles, and ZnO nanocomposites, applied in bio/chemical sensors for detecting antibiotic residues, Aflatoxin B1, L-lactate, and lactic acid in various food samples. 🧪👨‍🔬

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Akinbode Adedeji | Food Engineering

Dr Akinbode Adedeji: Leading Researcher in Food Engineering
Associate Professor at University of Kentucky, United States

🎉 Congratulations, Dr Akinbode Adedeji, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from ResearchW ! 🏆 Your dedication, innovative research, your dedication and innovative contributions in the field of renewable energy and agriculture are truly inspiring!  Your work in advancing solar energy technologies and addressing crucial issues like postharvest losses demonstrates your commitment to positive change. 🌞

🌾🎓🌟 Dr. Akinbode Adedeji is an accomplished researcher and Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in Bioresource (Food Process) Engineering from McGill University, Canada, and holds an MBA from the University of Kentucky. His academic journey includes a Master’s in Food Technology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Bachelor’s in Food Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria. 🌍💡🌞

Professional Profiles, 🏆
Education: 🎓

2019 – 2022 Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Member, Phi Sigma Pi University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, U.S.A. CGPA: 3.92/4.0 2005 – 2010 Doctor of Philosophy in Bioresource (Food Process) Engineering McGill University, Montreal, Canada. CGPA: 3.5/4.0 1998 – 1999 Master of Science (Ph.D. Grade*) in Food Technology University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. 1990 – 1995# Bachelor of Technology (Hons and magna cum laude) Food Engineering Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.

🌱Current Research Programs:

Sustainable food processing: alternative grains and food waste value-addition – protein and starch property characterization, process development for value-added products: plant-based proteins, extruded products, milk alternatives, bourbon waste to high-value streams, etc. 2. Non-destructive (hyperspectral and acoustic emission) method development for food quality assessment and safety assurance. 3. Appropriate technology development for developing countries: post-harvest technology and food processing technology development, energy-efficient drying systems.

Honors and Awards: 🏆
  1. Lauren Doyle, Winner, 2021 Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ESURF) Recipient ($1,900), University of Kentucky.
  2. Alfadhl Al Khaled (Post-Doc), 2nd place and People’s Choice awards at the 2020 UK GradResearch 3MT competition.
  3. Felix Akharume (Ph.D. candidate), winner, Student Oral Presentation Competition (Processing System Technical Community) at ASABE AIM 2019 in Boston, MA.
  4. 2nd place by Jonathan Lott and Kristian Bolden (High School Students), students of Carter G. Woodson Academy, Fayette County, KY. At the Kentucky State and District Science Fairs 2019.
  5. Best Oral Presentation by Francis Agbali (MSc student) at the 2nd International Conference on Food Safety and Security, Saint George Hotel and Conference Centre, Pretoria Republic of South Africa. October 17, 2018.
  6. Outstanding MSc Student, Gamma Sigma Delta honor society of College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky. Manjot Singh (MSc. student), Graduated December 2016.
Research Focus: 🎤🌍🏅

This person seems to have a diverse research focus within the realm of food science and technology. Their work spans various aspects, including the modification of plant proteins for enhanced functionality, advancements in deep-fat frying techniques, kinetics of mass transfer in cooking processes, effects of pretreatments on food drying characteristics, and the application of innovative techniques like microwave and pulsed electric pretreatments. They’ve also delved into the quality assessment of processed meats, gluten-free grains, and the characterization of starch in proso millet. Additionally, their research extends to the use of hyperspectral imaging for pest detection in apples and the drying characteristics of pulsed electric field-treated carrots.

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