John Benavides | Sustainable Agriculture | Excellence in Research

Assoc Prof Dr  John Benavides | Sustainable Agriculture | Excellence in Research

Investigador, Colômbia

Dr. John Alexander Benavides Piracón, born on August 8, 1979, in Bogotá, Colombia, is a 44-year-old professional with a diverse background in public health, environmental health, and occupational safety. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from the State University of Feira de Santana (2022), a Master’s in Health and Occupational Safety from the National University of Colombia (2010), and a degree in Medical Surgery from the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (2005).

 

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🎓 Academic Achievements:

  • Ph.D. in Public Health, State University of Feira de Santana, 2022
  • Master’s in Health and Occupational Safety, National University of Colombia, 2010
  • Medical Surgeon, Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia, 2005

👨‍💼 Professional Experience:

  • Current Role: Science and Technology Manager, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation.
    • Focus on health sovereignty missions, international relations, and reducing gaps in STI for health.
  • Previous Roles:
    • Leader of the Health Research Center, North Integrated Health Services Subnetwork.
    • Lecturer at University of the Rosario and Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca.
    • Researcher at the National Institute of Health.
    • Associate Professor at Universidad EAN, with various responsibilities and research projects.
    • Specialized Professional at District Health Secretariat, managing health surveillance projects.
    • Medical Researcher at Ergonomics Laboratory, National University of Colombia.
    • Occupational Health Instructor at National Learning Service SENA.

🏆 Awards:

  • Scholarship for student exchange in Latin America, the Caribbean, or Canada (EkoSanté), November 2014.
  • Doctoral studies scholarship from the Organization of American States (OAS), December 2017.

Research Focus 📝:

🔬 Dr. John A. Benavides Piracón’s research encompasses diverse areas with a primary focus on environmental health. His work delves into understanding personal exposure to air pollution on main roads in Bogotá, employing a mixed-method approach. Additionally, he explores the impact of pesticides on school-age children’s cognitive abilities in rural Bogotá, contributing to the field of neurotoxicology. With expertise in analytical methods, he validates techniques for determining manganese and lead levels in human hair and nails. Dr. Benavides Piracón’s dedication to assessing exposure levels, especially for vulnerable populations like people with disabilities in rural homes, reflects his commitment to advancing environmental health research. 🌍💡

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Title: Assessment of Factors Influencing Personal Exposure to Air Pollution on Main Roads in Bogota: A Mixed-Method Study
    • Authors: Malagón-Rojas, J.N., Parra-Barrera, E.L., Toloza-Pérez, Y.G., …, Morales, R., Sarmiento, O.L.
    • Journal: Medicina (Lithuania), 2022, 58(8), 1125
    • Abstract: The study explores various factors influencing personal exposure to air pollution on main roads in Bogota, utilizing a mixed-method approach for a comprehensive understanding.
  2. Title: Validation of an Analytical Method for the Determination of Manganese and Lead in Human Hair and Nails Using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
    • Authors: Forero-Mendieta, J.R., Varón-Calderón, J.D., Varela-Martínez, D.A., …, Acosta-Velásquez, R.D., Benavides-Piracón, J.A.
    • Journal: Separations, 2022, 9(7), 158
    • Abstract: The research focuses on validating an analytical method for determining manganese and lead levels in human hair and nails using graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry.
  3. Title: Prenatal and postnatal exposure to pesticides and school-age children’s cognitive ability in rural Bogotá, Colombia
    • Authors: Benavides-Piracón, J.A., Hernández-Bonilla, D., Menezes-Filho, J.A., …, Muñoz, I.A.M., Pardo, M.A.H.
    • Journal: NeuroToxicology, 2022, 90, pp. 112–120
    • Abstract: Investigates the impact of prenatal and postnatal exposure to pesticides on the cognitive ability of school-age children in rural Bogotá, Colombia.
  4. Title: Exposure levels to PM2.5 and black carbon for people with disabilities in rural homes of Colombia
    • Authors: Martínez Vallejo, L.A., Hernández Pardo, M.A., Benavides Piracón, J.A., …, Molina Achury, N.J.
    • Journal: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2021, 193(1), 37
    • Abstract: Examines exposure levels to PM2.5 and black carbon for people with disabilities in rural homes of Colombia, addressing environmental health concerns.
  5. Title: Professional practice of physiotherapy graduates of Universidad Nacional de Colombia in the context of the Colombian health system | Práctica profesional de los egresados del programa de Fisioterapia de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia en el marco del sistema de salud Colombiano
    • Authors: Molina-Achury, N.J., Vianna-D’avila, A.L., Benavides-Piracón, J., Quintana-Cortés, M.A.
    • Journal: Revista Facultad de Medicina, 2017, 65(2), pp. 311–319
    • Abstract: Explores the professional practice of physiotherapy graduates from Universidad Nacional de Colombia within the framework of the Colombian health system.

Sisay Belay Bedeke | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Dr Sisay Belay Bedeke | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Researcher at  Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia

Sisay Belay Bedeke, PhD, is an Ethiopian researcher and project coordinator, born on June 11, 1986, in Arba Minch. He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from Ghent University, Belgium, specializing in social vulnerability to climate change, resilience, and adaptation strategies in Ethiopia.

 

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Education:

  • PhD (2014-2020): Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Ghent University, Belgium
  • MSc (2009-2011): Rural Development, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
  • BSc (2005-2007): Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, Haramaya University, Ethiopia

Experience:

  • Researcher & Project Coordinator (11/2013-till now): Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia
    • Research: Sustainable agro-food systems, climate-smart agriculture, and food security.
    • Coordination: Conflict resolution, climate vulnerability, gender analysis, and sustainable land management.
    • Teaching: Sustainable development, environment, and society.
    • Supervision: Overseeing partner projects, MSc, and PhD projects.
  • Project Coordinator (01/11/2021-30/10/2023): CORDAID-WSU Project Office
    • Coordinated projects on local crop production for sustainable livelihood and biodiversity management.
    • Managed project schedules, resources, and communication with stakeholders.
  • Visiting Researcher (05/2022-08/2022): University College Dublin, Ireland
    • Conducted research on model farm planning and climate-resilient dairy, feed, and pasture value chains.
  • Lecturer & Researcher (09/2007-10/2013): Haramaya University, Ethiopia
    • Conducted research on sustainable livelihood, climate adaptation, and irrigation development.
    • Coordinated research projects and promoted operational plans.
    • Taught environmental management, project planning, and ecological dynamics.
  • Project Officer (07/2007-10/2007): Institute of Sustainable Development, Ethiopia
    • Assisted in the development of action plans and ensured grant operations.
    • Conducted rapid need assessments and assisted in program evaluations.

Training:

  • Programming R and GIS for Agriculture (Jan-Mar 2020), Ghent University, Belgium
  • The Business Plan, Planning for Success (Oct 2017), Global Affairs Canada
  • Research Design Methods (Dec 2015-Mar 2016), Ghent University, Belgium
  • Analysis of Variance (Jan-Mar 2016), Ghent University, Belgium
  • Linear Regression (Oct 2016-Mar 2017), Ghent University, Belgium
  • Scientific Data Analysis and Management (May 2013), Haramaya University, Ethiopia

Research Focus 📝:

Dr. Sisay Belay Bedeke’s research spans diverse aspects of climate change and agricultural sustainability in Ethiopia. His work, published in reputable journals, includes a comparative analysis of farm household livelihood vulnerability to climate-related risks in southern Ethiopia. Dr. Bedeke explores spatiotemporal variability and trends in rainfall and temperature, crucial for climate change adaptations in rural communities. Additionally, he contributes to assessing climate change-induced poverty among mixed crop-livestock smallholders in Wolaita Zone. Through his research, Dr. Bedeke advocates for bundling conservation tillage, improved crop varieties, and diversification to enhance food security. He also delves into the lessons Ethiopia can draw from China’s rural industrialization for sustainable development. In examining local cognition’s impact on climate change adaptation, Dr. Bedeke emphasizes the farmer’s perspective.

 

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Muthulakshmi P | Sustainable Agriculture | AgriInnovator in Academia Award

Dr Muthulakshmi P | Sustainable Agriculture | AgriInnovator in Academia Award

Professor at  SRM INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, India

Dr. P. Muthulakshmi is an accomplished Computer Science professional with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from SRM University, focusing on “Performance Enhanced Task Scheduling Algorithms for Grid Computing Environment.” With 19 years of experience in academia, she currently serves as a Professor. Her research spans Smart Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Parallel and Distributed Computing (Grid Computing, Cloud Computing), Algorithms, and Semantic Web.

 

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📚 Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, SRM University, 2016
  • M.Phil. in Computer Science, Periyar University, 2004
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Nehru Memorial College, Bharathidasan University, 2001
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Sri Sarada Niketan College for Women, Bharathidasan University, 1999

👩‍🏫 Experience

  • Total: 19 years
  • Current: Professor at SRM Institute of Science and Technology since March 2007
  • Previous: Valliammal College for Women, Anna Nagar, Chennai

🎓 Academic Responsibilities

  • Member of Exam Cell, Question Paper Setting, Board of Studies
  • Program Coordinator, Placement Coordinator, Project Guide
  • Coordinator for NAAC, NIRF, and Anti Ragging Cell
  • Class Advisor, Online Education Coordinator

Research Focus 📝:

Dr. P. Muthulakshmi’s research focus revolves around advancing task scheduling algorithms for efficient Grid Computing. 🖥️ With a keen interest in heterogeneous environments, she has contributed significantly to scheduling policies and strategies. Her work, including the development of the “Enhanced DAGitizer” and “Critical Task First Algorithm,” emphasizes optimizing task scheduling in parallel applications. 🔄 Through publications in renowned journals such as the “International Review on Computers and Software,” she has explored scheduling strategies, task duplication, and low-complexity algorithms. Driven by a passion for enhancing grid computing performance, her research lays the foundation for improved computational efficiency in diverse computing environments. 🚀

 

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Tanjina Rahman | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Dr Tanjina Rahman | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Lecturer at Dhaka University, Bangladesh

Dr. Tanjina Rahman is a dedicated lecturer at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Science from Wayne State University, USA, with a focus on the nutrition and health status of hemodialysis patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

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EDUCATION:

🎓 Dr. Tanjina Rahman’s educational journey is a testament to her academic excellence and commitment to nutrition and food science.

👩‍🎓 She achieved her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nutrition and Food Science from Wayne State University in July 2020, earning a commendable CGPA of 3.5 out of 4.0. Under the guidance of Professor Pramod Khosla, she conducted impactful research on the nutrition and health status of hemodialysis patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

🌐 Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Rahman earned a Master in Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Nutrition and Epidemiology from North South University, Bangladesh, in January 2015. She maintained a remarkable CGPA of 3.75 out of 4.0 under the supervision of Dr. G. U. Ahsan.

🔬 Her pursuit of knowledge continued with a Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Food Science from the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, in April 2010. Achieving a perfect CGPA of 4.0 out of 4.0 (WES Conversion), she showcased her dedication to academic excellence under the guidance of Professor M. Akhtaruzzaman.

📚 Dr. Rahman’s academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Nutrition and Food Science from the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, in October 2008. She maintained a strong CGPA of 3.83 out of 4.0 (WES Conversion), laying the foundation for her subsequent academic achievements.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

👩‍🏫 Dr. Tanjina Rahman’s teaching journey reflects her passion for imparting knowledge and shaping the future of nutrition and food science professionals.

📅 Currently, she serves as a Lecturer at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, since September 2021. In this role, she continues to inspire and educate students in the field.

🌟 Prior to her current position, Dr. Rahman held the esteemed role of Assistant Professor at the Department of Food Technology and Nutrition Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, from March 2016 to September 2021. During this tenure, she made significant contributions to the academic growth of her students.

👩‍🏫 From March 2014 to March 2016, Dr. Rahman served as a Lecturer in the same department at Noakhali Science and Technology University, showcasing her dedication to education.

🌍 Dr. Rahman’s commitment to global education is evident in her role as a Part-Time Faculty at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA, from January 2020 to May 2020. She taught the course NFS 2140 during the Winter 2020 term, contributing to the international academic community.

🎓 Additionally, she gained valuable experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Wayne State University from August 2015 to December 2019. In this role, she played a pivotal part in nurturing the academic growth of students in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science.

👩‍🎓 Dr. Tanjina Rahman’s multifaceted teaching experience underscores her dedication to fostering learning and shaping the next generation of professionals in the field. 🌟

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

🔬 Dr. Tanjina Rahman’s role as a Graduate Research Assistant from January 2017 to December 2020 at Dr. Pramod Khosla’s Lab, Dept. of NFS, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA, showcased her dedication to impactful research in renal nutrition.

🌐 She actively contributed to the “PALM TOCOTRIENOL IN CHRONIC HEMODIALYSIS STUDY (PATCH),” a multi-country randomized controlled trial associated with Wayne State University, USA, Taylors University and Universiti Putra Malaysia in Malaysia, and Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute in Bangladesh. 🌍

📊 Dr. Rahman’s responsibilities included measuring Mid Arm Muscle Circumference, Triceps Skin Fold, Hand Grip Strength, and other anthropometric measurements. She played a crucial role in collecting 24-hour diet recall data using a comprehensive approach, entering dietary data on “ESHA Food Processor” and “Nutritionist Pro” software, and performing nutrient analysis using the FAO-based Bangladeshi Food Composition Table.

🤝 Collaborating between Bangladeshi and foreign universities, she represented both Wayne State University, USA, as a PhD Candidate and Noakhali Science and Technology University as Faculty.

📑 The fruits of her labor are evident in the published papers from this clinical trial, addressing critical issues such as Protein Energy Wasting in Hemodialysis Patients, renal-specific nutrition knowledge, the development and validation of a food frequency questionnaire for hemodialysis patients in Bangladesh, and solutions for sustainable kidney nutrition care delivery in selected Asian countries.

👩‍🔬 Dr. Tanjina Rahman’s research contributions have significantly advanced our understanding of renal nutrition, making her a valuable asset to the scientific community. 🌟

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

🔍 Dr. Tanjina Rahman’s research spans a diverse range of crucial topics in nutrition and health. 🌐 Her studies cover areas such as diabetes self-management behavior among Bangladeshi type 2 diabetes mellitus adults, dialysis capacity and nutrition care across Bangladesh, nutritional status and early childhood feeding practices in rural Bangladesh, and challenges in sustainable kidney nutrition care delivery in selected Asian countries. 🥦 Additionally, she explores the iodine content, stability, and consumer satisfaction of commercially available iodized salts in Noakhali, Bangladesh. Dr. Rahman also delves into the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of nutrition among school teachers in Bangladesh. Her collaborative work on the antioxidant properties of commonly consumed fruits and vegetables adds valuable insights to the field. 🌟

 

citations:

Impressive metrics for Dr. Tanjina Rahman! 📊 She has garnered 41 citations from 36 documents, showcasing the impact and recognition of her research in the academic community. With 13 published documents, her contributions to the field are substantial. The h-index, a measure of both productivity and citation impact, stands at 3, indicating a commendable level of influence. 🌟 These metrics highlight her valuable contributions to the scientific landscape and suggest a promising trajectory in her academic career. 🚀

 

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Eric Wetende | Food Security

Mr Eric Wetende: Leading Researcher in Food Security
M&E at  Nairobi City County Government, Kenya

🌱🍲 Eric Wetende is a seasoned Senior Extension Officer with over 29 years of field experience in agriculture. Born on November 1, 1967, in Kenya, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Range Management (1993) and a Master’s degree in Climate Change Adaptation (2018) from the University of Nairobi. Eric is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Climate Change and Adaptation, focusing on carbon-amended soils for intensive fodder production in smallholder dairy farms in Western Kenya..📘

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🎓 Education:
  • Master of Climate Change Adaptation (MCCA), University of Nairobi, Kenya (2018)
  • Bachelor of Science in Range Management, University of Nairobi, Kenya (1993)
🌱 Career Summary:

Livestock Production Sub-Sector Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Nairobi City County Government (2015-present). Sub-County Livestock Production Officer, Westlands (2013-2013). District Livestock Production Officer, Rachuonyo District (2009-2013). District Livestock Production Officer, Kuria District (2005-2009). District Animal Production Officer/Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Siaya District (1997-2005). District Range Management Officer, Mandera District (1994-1997)

📊 Research Experience:

Masters research on challenges and adaptation strategies in Smallholder Dairy Farming Systems. Ongoing Ph.D. research on climate change impacts on micronutrients in pyrogenic carbon amended soils for fodder production

🌱 Research Focus:

Exploring the intricate tapestry of climate change and adaptation in smallholder dairy farming systems, this research delves into the perceptions and strategies within Siaya Sub-County, Western Kenya. 🌍 Shedding light on the challenges faced by these farming communities, the study aims to unravel insights that can fortify resilience and sustainability in the face of climate change variability. 🐄 By understanding the unique dynamics at play, this research endeavors to contribute valuable knowledge for fostering adaptive strategies and safeguarding the livelihoods of smallholder dairy farmers in the region. 🌱🔍

 

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