KALA K U | AI in Agriculture | Outstanding Scientist Award

Dr KALA  K U | AI in Agriculture | Outstanding Scientist Award

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT  JAIN UNIVERSITY, INDIA

Dr. Kala K U is a dedicated and experienced college professor and researcher specializing in computer science and artificial intelligence. With a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Pondicherry University, India, and over four years of teaching experience, Dr. Kala has made significant contributions to the field of deep learning and machine learning.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education:

PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, Pondicherry University, India (2017-2021). Master of Computer Applications, University of Calicut, Kerala, India (2009-2012). Bachelor of Information Technology, University of Calicut, Kerala, India (2005-2008)

Research Contributions:

Proposed a 2D-GRU model for individual attention to every context. Developed DTW based 2D-GRU model for solving temporal pattern matching problem. Introduced Multi-Gated GRU (M-GRU) model for modeling the effect of each category of contexts individually. Proposed a Two Phase-Attention mechanism for incorporating user intentions. Utilized bidirectional training approach for considering both past and future contexts.

Awards and Achievements:

Best Researcher Award, Global Awards on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIR2022). Best Presenter Award, International Conference on Emerging Smart Computing and Informatics (ICESCI 2020)

Experience:

Assistant Professor, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Guru Nanak University, Telangana, India. Assistant Professor, School of Computer Applications, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. Junior Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India. Assistant Professor on Contract, Department of Computer Applications, Sree Keralavarma College, Thrissur, Kerala, India. Assistant Professor, Department of Master of Computer Applications, Institute of Management and Technology, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Research Focus: AI in Agriculture

Specializes in AI in Agriculture, focusing on developing advanced algorithms and deep learning models for analyzing agricultural data to enhance crop yield, disease detection, and pest management.

 

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Deep Learning Model of Sequential Image Classifier for Crop Disease Detection in Plantain Tree Cultivation
    • Authors: Nandhini, M.; Kala, K. U.; Thangadarshini, M.; Madhusudhana Verma, S.
    • Published in: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 2022, 197, 106915
  2. ILeHCSA: An Internet of Things Enabled Smart Home Automation Scheme with Speech Enabled Controlling Options Using Machine Learning Strategy
    • Authors: Robert, N. R.; Anija Starry, B.; Samuel, F. J.; Kumar, M. S.; Edison, M.
    • Published in: International Journal of Advanced Technology and Engineering Exploration, 2021, 8(85), pp. 1695–1704
    • [Open access]
  3. Performance Analysis of Pre-Processing Techniques in Plantain Tree Disease Classification with Convolutional Neural Network
    • Authors: Nandhini, M.; Kala, K. U.; Thangadarshini, M.; Verma, S. M.
    • Published in: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics, ICOEI 2021, 2021, pp. 870–874, 9452863
  4. Early Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease Using Machine Learning Algorithms with Least Parameters by RFE and Feature Importance Techniques
    • Authors: Kavitha, K.; Kala, K.
    • Published in: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 2021, 1292, pp. 167–177
  5. Applicability of Deep Learning Techniques for Crop Protection in Plantain Tree Cultivation
    • Authors: Nandhini, M.; Thangadarshini, M.; Kala, K. U.; Madhusudhanaverma, S.
    • Published in: Indian Journal of Computer Science and Engineering, 2021, 12(1), pp. 1–9
    • [Open access]

Xiangyang  Yu | Agricultural Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr  Xiangyang  Yu | Agricultural Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Institue Leader at  Institute of Food Saftey and Nutrition, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Dr. Xiangyang Yu is a distinguished researcher and professor with expertise in pesticide eco- and bio-toxicology. He currently serves as the group leader at the Lab of Pesticide Eco- and Bio-Toxicology within the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition at the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Additionally, he holds positions as an Affiliate Professor and Graduate Supervisor at Jiangsu University, Guangxi University, and Nanjing Agricultural University.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education 🎓:

  • Ph.D. in Pesticide Science, Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture & Forestry, China (2007)
  • M.S. in Agro-Entomology and Insect Pest Management, Northwest Agricultural University, China (1997)
  • B.S. in Plant Protection, Northwest Agricultural University, China (1994)

Professional Experience 💼🌐:

  • Professor at JAAS (2010-present)
  • Visiting Scientist at Michigan State University, USA (2010-2011)
  • Affiliate Program Manager, National Natural Science Foundation of China (2012-2015)
  • Visiting Scientist at CSIRO Land and Water, Adelaide laboratory (2005, 2006)
  • Research fellow at JAAS (1997-2005)

Professional Recognition 🏆🎖:

  • First prize of National Harvest Award for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (2022)
  • Second prize of Jiangsu provincial Sci-Tech Award (2021, 2006)
  • First prize of Jiangsu provincial Agricultural Technology Extension Award (2020)
  • Third prize of Jiangsu provincial Sci-Tech Award (2014)
  • Jiangsu provincial 333 High-level Talents
  • Awarded Crawford Fund of Australia
  • Outstanding academic backbone of JAAS

Memberships 🤝📚:

  • Vice Executive Member of the Youth Committee of China Society of Plant Protection
  • Member of China Society of Entomology Toxicology
  • Member of China Society of Entomology
  • Member of China Innovation Team of Risk Assessment for Food and Oil Products

Dr. Xiangyang Yu’s impactful research focuses on the eco-toxicology of pesticides, contributing significantly to the field and earning him several prestigious awards and recognitions.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Xiangyang Yu’s research focuses on understanding the environmental fate of pesticides and contaminants, particularly in rice plants. His work investigates the uptake kinetics and subcellular distribution of pesticides in rice, shedding light on the potential ecological risks. In addition, his studies delve into the interaction between microplastics and pyrene in rice seedlings. Dr. Yu also contributes to the field of bioremediation, isolating and characterizing strains like Pseudomonas sp. F1 for efficient pesticide degradation in soil-vegetable systems. His multiomics analysis in peach gum reveals insights into plant defense responses against pathogenic fungi. Overall, Dr. Yu’s diverse research enhances our understanding of pesticide behavior in the environment. 🌿🔍

Citations:

  • Total Citations: 3,480
  • Total Documents: 3,092
  • h-index: 98

 

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Title: A slow-release fertilizer containing cyhalofop-butyl reduces N2O emissions by slowly releasing nitrogen and down-regulating the relative abundance of nirK
    • Authors: Zhang, Z., Chen, G., Yu, X., … Ma, H., Wang, J.
    • Journal: Science of the Total Environment, 2024, 906, 167493
  2. Title: Foliar Spraying of Chlorpyrifos Triggers Plant Production of Linolenic Acid Recruiting Rhizosphere Bacterial Sphingomonas sp.
    • Authors: Li, Y., Feng, F., Mu, Q., … Liu, C., Yu, X.
    • Journal: Environmental Science and Technology, 2023, 57(45), pp. 17312–17323
  3. Title: The potential role of subseafloor fungi in driving the biogeochemical cycle of nitrogen under anaerobic conditions
    • Authors: Jiang, J.-P., Leng, S., Liao, Y.-F., … Yu, X.-Y., Liu, C.-H.
    • Journal: Science of the Total Environment, 2023, 897, 165374
  4. Title: Insight into the effect of microplastics on the adsorption and degradation behavior of thiamethoxam in agricultural soils
    • Authors: Hu, M., Huang, L., Wang, Y., Tan, H., Yu, X.
    • Journal: Chemosphere, 2023, 337, 139262
  5. Title: Functional characterization of rice (Oryza sativa) thioredoxins for detoxification and degradation of atrazine
    • Authors: Ya Ma, L., Lu, Y., Cheng, J., … Li, M., Yu, X.
    • Journal: Gene, 2023, 877, 147540

Carla Maria Schmidt | Agribusiness | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr Carla Maria Schmidt | Agribusiness | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Carla Maria Schmidt at  Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná – Unioeste, Brazil

Dr. Carla Maria Schmidt is an accomplished academic professional with a distinguished career in the field of Management. Born on March 20, 1979, in Brazil, she holds a Postdoctoral degree in Applied Social Sciences from the Regional University of Blumenau and a Ph.D. in Administration from the University of São Paulo.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education & Experience:

Carla holds a Postdoctoral degree in Applied Social Sciences from FURB (2014) and a Ph.D. in Administration from the University of São Paulo (2010). With a Master’s degree in Administration and a Bachelor’s in Executive Secretariat from Unioeste, her academic journey reflects a commitment to continuous learning.

🚀 Research & Contributions:

Carla is not just an academic; she’s a research powerhouse. Leading the GPSEB Research Group since 2011 and coordinating the NEPIS center, she’s dedicated to advancing Management, Agroindustrial Systems, Cooperation, and Sustainability. Her 175 published books and numerous projects underline her commitment to innovation and knowledge dissemination.

🏆 Awards & Recognition:

Carla’s impactful career has garnered her scientific awards, recognition for extension projects, and a consistent presence in the Ranking of Scientists of the AD Scientific Index. Her cumulative impact factor of 0.745 in the last six years speaks volumes about her influence.

👩‍🏫 Professional Journey:

Boasting 24 years of professional experience, including 19 years as a professor, Carla is deeply involved in teaching, research, and extension at Unioeste. She’s a key player in leadership roles within the university, contributing significantly to Master’s, Doctorate, and Specialization Programs.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

📈 Entrepreneurship Culture: In her seminal work with MT Dreher, “Cultura Empreendedora: Empreendedorismo Coletivo e Perfil Empreendedor” (REGE Revista de Gestão, 2008), she explores the dynamics of entrepreneurial culture, emphasizing collective entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial profiles. This showcases her dedication to unraveling the intricacies of entrepreneurial ecosystems.

📑 Secretariado Executivo no Brasil: Teaming up with ID Cielo and KR Wenningkamp in “Secretariado Executivo no Brasil: Quo Vadis?” (Revista de Gestão e Secretariado, 2014), Carla addresses the trajectory of Executive Secretariat in Brazil. This demonstrates her multidisciplinary approach, connecting administrative functions with broader societal implications.

🌾 Female Participation in Agribusiness: Her collaborative work with ID Cielo and KR Wenningkamp in “A Participação Feminina no Agronegócio: O Caso da Coopavel–Cooperativa Agroindustrial de Cascavel” (Revista Capital Científico-Eletrônica, 2014) delves into gender dynamics in agribusiness, highlighting her commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion.

🌱 Organic Products Trade Policies: In collaboration with L Santos, Z Bidarra, and J Staduto, Carla contributes to “Políticas Públicas para o Comércio de Produtos Orgânicos no Brasil” (Revista de Ciências Agrárias, 2017), underscoring her engagement with sustainability and policy aspects within agricultural systems.

🏞️ Governance in Regional Tourism: Her work with M Tomio in “Governança e Ações Coletivas no Turismo Regional: A Experiência dos Empreendedores da Região Oeste do Paraná” (Turismo-Visão e Ação, 2014) showcases her interest in regional governance and collective actions, particularly in the context of tourism development.

Citations:

  • Total Citations: 582
  • Since 2019: 374 citations

📊 Scholarly Impact:

  • h-Index: 13
  • i10-Index: 20

These metrics underscore the widespread recognition and influence of her work in academic circles. With a commendable h-index of 13, indicating at least 13 of her papers have been cited at least 13 times each, and an i10-index of 20, reflecting the number of papers with at least 10 citations, Carla’s research stands as a cornerstone in her field.

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Narcis Duteanu | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr  Narcis Duteanu | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Assoc prof at Politehnica University of Timisoara,Romania

Dr. Narcis Mihai Duteanu is an accomplished professional in the field of Chemical Engineering, specializing in environmental protection and microbial fuel cells. Currently serving as an Associate Professor at Politehnica University Timisoara in the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, he is also engaged in PhD supervision in the field of Chemical Engineering.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Education:

  • 2018: Habilitation Certificate in Chemical Engineering.
  • 2001-2007: PhD in Chemical Engineering.
  • 1999-2001: Master’s Degree in Materials Physics.
  • 1986-1991: Engineer Diploma in Silicate and Oxide Compounds Technology.

👨‍🔬 Work Experience:

  • Specialist in Environmental Protection, Microbial Fuel Cells, and Electrochemical Analysis.
  • Proficient in Classical Methods of Analysis, UV-Vis Spectrometry, Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS), ICP-MS, and SEM-EDX.
  • Co-author of 99 scientific articles in Web of Science-Clarivate Analytics indexed journals.
  • Contributor to 3 book chapters and editor of 1 book in international publishing houses.
  • Key member in research teams for 5 International Research Projects.
  • Director of 2 National Research Projects and team member in 10 others.
  • Impressive 1253 citations in Web of Science-Clarivate Analytics.
  • Hirsch Index on ISI Web of Science: 17

👨‍🏫 Professional Training:

  • Present: Associated Professor at Politehnica University Timisoara.
  • Present: PhD Supervisor in Chemical Engineering.
  • 2012-2017: Lecturer at Politehnica University Timisoara.
  • 2008-2009: Associate Researcher at Newcastle University, UK.

Narcis Mihai Duteanu is a dedicated professional with a wealth of experience in environmental protection and advanced analytical techniques. As an accomplished academic, he has contributed significantly to scientific literature, led research projects, and shaped the minds of future chemical engineers. His expertise in microbial fuel cells and electrochemical analysis underscores his commitment to sustainable solutions. As an educator, mentor, and researcher, Duteanu continues to inspire and innovate in the field of chemical engineering. 🌐🔍 #ScientistSpotlight #EnvironmentalInnovator

🌱 Research Focus:

Narcis Mihai Duteanu specializes in Microbial Electrochemical Technologies, with a primary focus on environmental sustainability and electrochemical analysis. His notable contributions include co-editing the open-access book “Microbial Electrochemical Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications” in 2024, showcasing his expertise in fuel cells, biofuel cells, and enzymatic fuel cells. Duteanu’s research extends to kinetic modeling, as seen in his work on the solid-liquid extraction process of scandium from red mud. With a dedication to advancing green technologies, his work underscores the importance of microbial electrochemical systems in solving environmental challenges. 🌐🔍 #GreenTechInnovator #ElectrochemicalResearch #EnvironmentalSolutions

 

📚 Citations:

  • Total Citations: 1,419
  • Total Documents: 1,292

📄 Research Output:

  • Total Documents: 107

📊 Author Impact:

  • h-index: 18

Note: The h-index is a measure of both the productivity and citation impact of a researcher. It indicates that Narcis Mihai Duteanu has 18 publications that have each been cited at least 18 times.

Narcis Mihai Duteanu’s substantial research impact, as evidenced by a high citation count and h-index, reflects the significance and influence of his contributions in the field. These metrics highlight the depth and breadth of his scholarly work and the recognition it has garnered within the academic community. 📈🔍 #ResearchImpact #Citations #AcademicMetrics

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Book: Microbial Electrochemical Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications (2024)
    • Authors: Ghangrekar, M.M., Surampalli, R.Y., Zhang, T.C., Duteanu, N.M.
    • Published: 1-2, pp. 1–713
    • Noteworthy Chapters:
      • “Electrochemistry Analytical Techniques and Interpretation of the Results” (Pages: 19–52)
      • “Fuel Cells and Biofuel Cells” (Pages: 1–18)
      • “Enzymatic Fuel Cells and Biosensors” (Pages: 467–494)
      • “Way Forward and Conclusion” (Pages: 683–700)
  2. Article: Kinetic Modelling the Solid–Liquid Extraction Process of Scandium from Red Mud (2023)
    • Authors: Daminescu, D., Duteanu, N., Ciopec, M., Lazau, R., Berbecea, A.
    • Published: Materials, 16(21), 6998
    • Focus: Kinetic modeling of scandium extraction from red mud, considering acid composition, contact time, and temperature.
  3. Editorial Preface for Microbial Electrochemical Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications (2024)
    • Authors: Ghangrekar, M.M., Surampalli, R.Y., Zhang, T.C., Duteanu, N.M.
    • Published: 1-2, pp. xv–xvi
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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.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

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. 📚

 

Achalu Yarimo | Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr Achalu Yarimo | agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Research and Community Service Deputy Director at  Ambo University, Ethiopia

Dr. Achalu Chimdi is an accomplished soil scientist and Associate Professor of Soil Science at Ambo University, Ethiopia. With nearly two decades of expertise in teaching and research, he specializes in soil fertility, soil chemistry, land use planning, nitrogen cycling, nutrient management, soil and water conservation, biogeochemistry, and environmental contamination management.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. in Soil Science Program, Department of Natural Resource Management, Haramaya University in collaboration with MTT-Agri food research center, Finland (March 2013)
  • MSc. in Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (July 2005)

Employment and Academic Ranks:

  • Associate Professor at Ambo University (Oct. 2017 – Present)
  • Associate Professor at Wollega University, Nekemte (July 2017 – Oct. 2017)
  • Assistant Professor at Wollega University, Nekemte (Jan. 2012 – July 2017)
  • Lecturer at Wollega University, Nekemte (June 2007 – Oct. 2009)

Administrative Positions Held:

  • Deputy Director for Research and Community Service, Ambo University (Jan. 2018 – Present)
  • Director for the Research and Technology Park, Wollega University (July 2015 – Oct. 2017)
  • University Vice Director for Student Service Center, Wollega University (May 2013 – Nov. 2013)
  • Director for the Post Graduate, Research and Technology Transfer, College Natural and Computational Sciences, Wollega University (Nov. 2013 – Jan. 2015)

 

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. Achalu Chimdi’s research encompasses a diverse array of soil science topics, showcasing a commitment to sustainable development and environmental stewardship. His work spans the assessment of soil chemical properties, effects of lime rates on P-adsorption characteristics, and the impact of land-use changes on soil properties and carbon sequestration.

As a corresponding author in multiple publications, Dr. Chimdi has delved into areas such as the ecology of ground-nesting stingless bees, population size assessment of indigenous rhizobia in faba bean soil, and the effects of deforestation on soil fertility. His research extends to practical applications, including water purification through sorption and the influence of effluent on soil physico-chemical properties.

Overall, Dr. Achalu Chimdi’s research portfolio reflects a holistic approach to soil science, contributing valuable insights to agricultural practices, ecosystem health, and sustainable resource management. 🌍💡

Citations:

The information provided indicates that the individual has a total of 61 citations across 7 documents. The h-index is mentioned as 2. The h-index is a metric that quantifies both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s work. In this case, the h-index is 2, suggesting that the researcher has at least 2 publications that have been cited at least 2 times each.

It’s important to note that the h-index is just one metric among many used to assess a researcher’s impact and should be considered in conjunction with other factors such as the total number of citations and the context of the researcher’s field.

 

Publications Top Notes:

Selected Publications by Achalu Chimdi, PhD

  1. “Effects of Land Use on Selected Soil Properties and Carbon Sequestration in the Gurra Watershed: The Case of Chalia District, West Shoa Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Achalu Chimdi, Emiru Gurmessa
    • Published in the South African Journal of Botany, 2023, Volume 156, Pages 21–28.
  2. “Contribution of Coffee Plants to Carbon Sequestration in Agroforestry Systems of Southwestern Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Niguse, G., Iticha, B., Kebede, G., Chimdi, A.
    • Published in the Journal of Agricultural Science, 2022, Volume 160(6), Pages 440–447.
  3. “Effects of Rhizobium Inoculation and P Fertilizer Levels on Selected Soil Properties, Yield, and Yield Components of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.): The Case of Abuna Gindeberat, West Shewa Zone, Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Achalu Chimdi, Dereje Negasa, Girma Chala
    • Published in Applied and Environmental Soil Science, 2022, Volume 2022, Article ID 3635989.
  4. “Climate Change-Induced Agricultural Drought over Moist-Cool and Moist-Warm Climatic Zones: A Case Study in Ale and Adami-Tulu Woredas, in Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Benti, F., Chimdi, A.
    • Published in Caraka Tani: Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2019, Volume 34(2), Pages 188–199.
  5. “Removal of Fluoride from Drinking Water by Sorption Using Diatomite Modified with Aluminum Hydroxide”
    • Authors: Akafu, T., Chimdi, A., Gomoro, K.
    • Published in the Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, 2019, Volume 2019, Article ID 4831926.

These publications reflect Dr. Achalu Chimdi’s diverse research contributions to soil science, carbon sequestration, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. For access to the full articles, please refer to the respective journals.

 

 

 

 

Lovely Mahawar | Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Dr Lovely Mahawar: Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Postdoctoral Researcher at  Umea University, Sweden

Dr. Lovelymahawar is a skilled Postdoctoral Researcher at the Slovak University of Agriculture, Slovakia. With a Ph.D. in Botany (Plant Biotechnology) from Jai Narain Vyas University, India, and an M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Banasthali University, she boasts a rich academic background.

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🏫 Education:

🌱 Ph.D. Botany (Plant Biotechnology) – Jai Narain Vyas University, India (2014-2019) 🌿 M.Sc. Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) – Banasthali University, India (2011-2013) 🌾 B.Sc. Biotechnology – Rani Durgawati University, India (2008-2011)

🔍Training / Workshops:

🔬 Workshop on Research Methodology and Statistics (SPSS) at Jai Narain Vyas University, India. (Feb 8-9, 2016) 💻 Training in Computer Graphics and Networking at Jai Narain Vyas University, India. (Feb 10-14, 2014) 🧬 Training in Molecular Biology Techniques at Animal Biotechnology Center, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, India. (June 1-30, 2012) 🌲 Training in Forest Biotechnology at Tropical Forest Research Institute, India. (Aug 2-6, 2010)

Honor/Awards

🌟 Visiting Researcher for 9 months at the Slovak University of Agriculture, Slovakia, under the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic (Dec 2021). 🎓 Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-doctoral Fellowship awardee by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India, for a triumphant three-year journey starting in September 2021. 🏆 Dr. R.P.S Dhakarey Memorial Young Researcher Award in Biotechnology for Sustainable Development at AKS University, India (2019). 🏅 Prof. Prasanna Mohanty Memorial Award for Best Oral Presentation in Molecular Biology of Stress Responses in Phototrophs (MBSR-2016), IGNTU, India (2016). 📚 Triple-qualified in the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test (CSIRNET) in June 2014 (Rank 35), June 2015 (Rank 39), and June 2016 (Rank 35). A hat-trick of excellence! 🌾 Double success in the Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board National Eligibility Test (ASRB-NET) in Agriculture Biotechnology, scoring 51% in November 2014 and 53% in December 2015. 🔬 Mastered the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in Life Science (January 2015) with a stellar percentile of 92.75, paving the way for a journey in Master of Technology or Doctor of Philosophy.

Skills and Expertise

🌱 Plant Biotechnology Maestro: A virtuoso in Tissue culture (micropropagation, callus culture, cell suspension culture, stem and root culture), synthetic seed preparation, and protoplast culture. Hydroponic technique? Nailed it! 🧬 Molecular Biology Sorcerer: Masters the magic of genomic and plasmid DNA isolation, RNA isolation, cDNA preparation, semiquantitative RT PCR, q-RT PCR, cloning, transformation, and the enchanted art of DNA sequencing (16S/18S rRNA sequencing). A true DNA whisperer. 🦠 Microbial Maestro: Cultivating microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) from terrestrial and marine realms, engaging in microscopic duels, and unveiling the secrets through staining techniques. 🔬 Microscopy Maven: A virtuoso of Confocal, Fluorescence, and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Peeking into the microscopic wonders with finesse. 🌾 Plant Biochemistry Guru: Proficient in the alchemical arts of estimating protein, carbohydrate, chlorophyll, and carotenoids. Evaluates stress and antioxidants (enzymatic and non-enzymatic) parameters. Masters chromatography (TLC, HPLC, gel filtration, ion exchange) and the spectrophotometric analysis of antioxidant enzymes. A true enzyme whisperer. 🌈 Spectroscopy Savant: Commands UV-Vis spectroscopy, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS), and atomic absorption spectroscopy for metal/element detection. Unveiling the colors of the unseen. 💻 Bioinformatics Wizard: Multiple sequence alignment with Clustal W and Clustal X, crafting primers, and unraveling genomes using bioinformatics tools. A digital biologist in the vast sea of data. 🌐 Nanotechnology Alchemist: Synthesizes (green and chemical) and characterizes carbon and metal nanoparticles. Dabbles in nanotoxicity and crafts nano formulations of agrochemicals for crop improvement. A true nano-artist in the field.

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Lovely Mahawar’s research focuses on the intricate dance between plants and their environment. 🌿 Her work delves into the physiological mechanisms of plants under stress, exploring topics like salt stress, Cd+2 tolerance in Eruca sativa, GABA signaling, and iron homeostasis. She collaborates on projects like phyto-cleaning of polluted air and the role of hemin in enhancing Cd2+ tolerance. With expertise in plant biotechnology, her studies bridge the gap between nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and plant biochemistry. 🌱 Her dedication to understanding plant responses to environmental challenges makes her a true guardian of the botanical realm, unlocking nature’s secrets for a greener future. 🌍

 

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Fiacre Zavinon | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Dr Fiacre Zavinon: Crop Production |  Best Researcher Award

Chercheur at Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Gbèwèdo Fiacre Gildas ZAVINON is a seasoned researcher with a wealth of expertise in Genetic and Plant Breeding. Born on 01/02/1986 in Abomey, Benin, Gbèwèdo currently holds a position at the Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Molecular Breeding (LAREGME/FASTUAC). His responsibilities include seed management, storage, and processing phenotypic and molecular data. Gbèwèdo earned his Doctorate in Life Sciences with a specialization in Genetic and Plant Breeding from the University of Abomey-Calavi. His doctoral research focused on the genetic diversity and association mapping of candidate genes/QTLs for agronomic traits in pigeon pea. Prior to his Ph.D., he completed a Master’s in Genetics, Biotechnologies, and Biological Resources, and a Bachelor’s in Natural Sciences (Biology).

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🎓 Education:

📜 PhD in Life Sciences (Genetic and Plant Breeding) – UAC, 2015-2019 📚 Master in Genetics, Biotechnologies, and Biological Resources – UAC, 2009-2012 🎓 Licence in Natural Sciences (Biology) – UAC, 2006-2009 🎓 Bachelor in Science (Chemistry-Biology-Geology) – UAC, 2004-2006

🌐 Professional Experience:

🌱 Principal Investigator: Genetic improvement of pigeon pea project (IFS, 2019-2021) 🤝 Consultant: Projet PRO-Cashew & Appui au Développement Agricole des Collines 🎓 PhD Student: Genetic diversity and association mapping in pigeon pea (2016-2019) 🌿 Researcher: Ethnobotanical and genetic study of yellow yams (IFS, 2014-2017) 🌳 Researcher: National program for cashew tree selection and improvement (GIZ, 2014-2016)

📚 Training and Development:

🌐 Workshop on Benefits of ICT in agricultural productivity (Dec 2023) 🌊 Training on water reservoirs for agricultural resilience (Oct 2023) 💼 Business Development and Innovation workshop (Sep 2023) 📜 Distance course on UPOV plant variety protection (Oct-Nov 2023) 🏆 Quality Management ISO 9001:2015 training (Nov 2019) 🌳 Population genetics applied to forest management (Dec 2018) 🌐 Workshop for developing training offers in Genetics and Biotechnology (Feb 2016) 🌾 Interdisciplinary research for food security (Apr 2014)

🍇 Research Focus:

Dr. Gbèwèdo Fiacre Gildas Zavinon’s research revolves around unraveling the genetic intricacies of crops, with a primary focus on pigeon pea and rice in the context of Benin. His work includes association mapping of quantitative trait loci in pigeon pea, evaluating genetic diversity using SSR markers, and analyzing genotype x environment interactions for agronomic performance. Driven by a passion for biodiversity conservation, his investigations extend to Vitex doniana populations. Zavinon’s multidimensional research, spanning SSR and SNP markers, contributes to understanding genetic resources for crop improvement, ensuring sustainable agriculture for a resilient future. 🌱🔍

 

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Elza Berta Aguirre Vargas | Agroecology | Excellence in Innovation

Prof Dr Elza Berta Aguirre Vargas: Agroecology 
DOCENTE INVESTIGADOR at  UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL SANTA, Peru

Elza Berta Aguirre Vargas, Doctora en Ingeniería, es una destacada Ingeniera en Industrias Alimentarias graduada de la Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana. Posee una Maestría en Tecnología de Alimentos de la Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina y un Doctorado en Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal. Actualmente, se desempeña como Profesora principal a dedicación exclusiva en la EP Ingeniería Agroindustrial y Directora del Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica Agroindustrial en la Universidad Nacional del Santa (UNS). También lidera el laboratorio de Microbiología y toxicología de alimentos y es responsable de 2 semilleros de investigación.

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🎓 Education:
  1. Doctora en Ingeniería
    • Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal: Lima, LIMA, PE
    • Período: 1999-01-05 to 2011
    • Fuente: ELZA BERTA AGUIRRE VARGAS
  2. Magister Scientiae – Especialidad Tecnología de Alimentos (Escuela de Posgrado)
    • Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina: Lima, LIMA, PE
    • Período: 1990-04-02 to 1993-06-02
    • Fuente: ELZA BERTA AGUIRRE VARGAS
  3. Ingeniero en Industrias Alimentarias
    • Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana: Iquitos, LORETO, PE
    • Período: 1979-08 to 1988-02-15
    • Fuente: ELZA BERTA AGUIRRE VARGAS
  4. Bachiller en Ciencias de la Industria Alimentaria
    • Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana: Iquitos, LORETO, PE
    • Período: 1979 to 1986-04-09
    • Fuente: ELZA BERTA AGUIRRE VARGAS

Su dedicación a la educación y su amplia experiencia en el campo de la ingeniería alimentaria son notables. ¡Un currículum académico impresionante! 📚

🍇 Research Focus:

Elza Berta Aguirre Vargas, una destacada investigadora con enfoque en Tecnología de Alimentos, ha contribuido significativamente a la investigación científica. Su trabajo abarca diversos temas, desde la optimización de conservas de anchoveta hasta la influencia de la adición de aceite de oliva en la estabilidad de aceites de anchoa. Con una amplia experiencia en la caracterización de perfiles lipídicos y desarrollo de nuevos productos alimenticios, destaca por su papel en la mejora de la calidad y estabilidad de aceites.

🔬 Su investigación abraza la innovación en la industria alimentaria, promoviendo la salud y la sostenibilidad. 🌱

 

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Dionisio Alvindia | Sustainable Agriculture

Prof Dr Dionisio Alvindia: Leading Research in Sustainable Agriculture
Director IV and Scientist IV at  Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech), Department of Agriculture, Philippines

🌱🔬Dionisio de Guzman Alvindia is a distinguished professional in the field of agriculture and postharvest development. 🌱 Born on November 22, 1963, in Sta. Cruz, Guimba, Nueva Ecija, he currently resides in Purok 2, San Manuel, Quezon, Nueva Ecija.Alvindia holds the position of Director IV and Scientist IV at the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech), located in the CLSU Compound, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. He is also an Affiliate Professor VI at the College of Agriculture, Central Luzon State University, and a Research Consultant at the Center for Natural Sciences and Environmental Research (CENSER), De La Salle University.🌍🌾

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👨‍🎓 Education:

BS Agriculture Central Luzon State University June 1980-April 1985. MS International Agricultural Development Tokyo University of Agriculture April 1998-March 2000. PhD Agricultural Science Tokyo University of Agriculture April 2000-March 2003. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow Tokyo University of Agriculture April 2006-March 2008. Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow Montana State University January 2012-July 2012 Dionisio de Guzman Alvindia’s academic journey is truly remarkable! 📚 Here’s a snapshot of his educational milestones:From the foundations of agricultural science to international agricultural development and prestigious fellowships, Dionisio’s academic path has been both diverse and distinguished! 🌍🌱

📚 Research Interest:

Dionisio de Guzman Alvindia’s research pursuits are as diverse as they are impactful! 🌱 His focus lies in the development of sustainable non-chemical strategies (NCA) for managing diseases in tropical fruits and high-value crops. 🍍🌾

He delves into the world of microbial control agents (MCA), exploring the potential of generally regarded as safe (GRAS) compounds, natural compounds, food additives, and even hot water treatment. 🔬🌿

But Dionisio’s curiosity doesn’t stop there! His studies extend to the intricate realms of storage, mycobiota, and mycotoxins across a spectrum of crops—be it fruits, vegetables, grains, coffee, cacao, or cassava. ☕🍫🌽

In the quest for sustainable and innovative solutions, Dionisio’s research serves as a beacon for a healthier, more resilient agriculture. 🌐👨‍🔬

Research Focus 🌱🔬

Dionisio de Guzman Alvindia’s research spans a diverse spectrum, focusing on innovative solutions for agricultural challenges. 🌿 His work explores the fungitoxic properties of Citrus limon L. peel extracts and Curcuma longa L. against anthracnose in mango, showcasing promising biocontrol strategies. 🍋🍛 Additionally, he contributes to the evolutionary and eco-economic considerations in biological control of plant diseases. 🔄 In the realm of stored product pests, his investigations into phosphine resistance and acaricidal properties of Moringa oleifera Lam., Allium longicuspis Regel, and Allium sativum L. provide valuable insights for pest management. 🌾🐜 Dionisio’s research blends practicality with ecological awareness, making a significant impact on agriculture.

 

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