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


  • All: 19
  • Since 2019: 18


  • All: 30
  • 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

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.


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🎓 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.


  • 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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Roberta Souza Piao | Food Systems | Women Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr Roberta Souza Piao | Food Systems | Women Researcher Award

Associate Professor at  Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Roberta de Castro Souza Pião has an extensive academic and professional background in the field of Production Engineering, with a focus on sustainable value chains. Here’s a brief summary of her education, professional history, scientific results, research grants, and academic indicators:


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👩‍🎓 Education and Training:

  • 1991-1995: Undergraduate Degree in Economics from Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS).
  • 1996-1998: Master’s Degree in Production Engineering from Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR).
  • 2001-2005: PhD in Production Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo (USP).
  • 2017: Post-Doctoral at Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS), Royal Holloway, University of London.

👩‍💼 Professional History:

  • 2007-2020: PhD Professor at Production Engineering Department, USP.
  • 2007: PhD Professor at Food Engineering Department, USP.
  • 2007-2010: PhD Professor at Production Engineering Department, Centro Universitario FEI.
  • 2014-2016, 2019, 2020–Present: Coordinator of Research Area, Production Engineering Department, USP.
  • 2020–Present: Associate Professor, Production Engineering Department, Polytechnic School, USP.

👩‍🏫 International Research Experience:

  • Conducted a postdoctoral program at the University of London in 2017.
  • Collaborated on projects with researchers from the UK, Ghana, France, and Mozambique.
  • Participated in international conferences and workshops.

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Roberta de Castro Souza Pião’s research spans diverse areas within sustainable development, with a particular focus on agriculture. Her work explores social innovation’s transformative role in agriculture, examining its impact as a game changer (Fernandes et al., 2024). She delves into the barriers hindering the transition to a Circular Economy, uncovering diverse stakeholder perspectives (Souza Piao et al., 2023). The governance of collaboration for sustainable development is another facet of her expertise, shedding light on the intricacies of this “black box” phenomenon (Vazquez-Brust et al., 2020). Additionally, she investigates Green Growth and Agriculture in Brazil, contributing to the discourse on sustainable practices in this vital sector (Souza Piao et al., 2021). Her research also extends to the adoption of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) in the Brazilian coffee production context, exploring the dynamics of value chain upgrading (Bengo et al., 2019). Overall, Dr. Souza Pião’s research endeavors reflect a comprehensive commitment to advancing sustainability within agriculture.


Since 2019, Roberta de Castro Souza Pião has garnered significant recognition in the academic community, with impressive citation metrics:

  • Total Citations:
    • All Time: 553 citations
    • Since 2019: 414 citations
  • H-index:
    • All Time: h-index of 11
    • Since 2019: h-index of 9
  • i10 Index:
    • All Time: i10 Index of 13
    • Since 2019: i10 Index of 7

These metrics underscore the impact and influence of Dr. Souza Pião’s research, showcasing her substantial contributions to the scholarly landscape. The consistent growth in citations since 2019 is indicative of the enduring relevance and significance of her work in the academic community.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Do clean development mechanisms promote sustainable development in Brazil? A cross-sectoral investigation”
    • Authors: Gurfinkel M. Godoy, S., Macchione Saes, M.S., Schnaider, P.S.B., Castro Souza Piao, R.
    • Published in Revista de Gestao, 2024, 31(1), pp. 65–79.
  2. “Barriers toward circular economy transition: Exploring different stakeholders’ perspectives”
    • Authors: Souza Piao, R., Vincenzi, T.B., Vazquez-Brust, D.A., Bonsu, S., Carvalho, M.M.
    • Published in Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 2024, 31(1), pp. 153–168.
  3. “How is the circular economy embracing social inclusion?”
    • Authors: Souza Piao, R., de Vincenzi, T.B., da Silva, A.L.F., Vazquez-Brust, D., Monteiro Carvalho, M.
    • Published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, 2023, 411, 137340.
  4. “Drivers of support for corporate social responsibility: what matters most to Brazilian business leaders”
    • Authors: Gimenes, F.S., Souza Piao, R.
    • Published in the Social Responsibility Journal, 2023, 19(2), pp. 328–343.
  5. “Strategies for Social Inclusion in Circular Economy”
    • Authors: Souza-Piao, R., de Vincenzi, T.B., de Carvalho, M.M.
    • Published in Greening of Industry Networks Studies, 2023, 10, pp. 265–282.


Dele Raheem | Food System | Best Researcher Award | 2273

Assoc Prof Dr Dele Raheem: Food System | Best Researcher Award

Senior Researcher at Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland

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🎓 Degrees:

Associate Professor (Docent), Food Microbiology, Univ. of Helsinki, Aug 2020. D.Sc in Food Sciences, Univ. of Helsinki, Finland, Oct 2006. PG Certificate in Education, Univ. of Greenwich, London, UK, Jul 2001. M.Sc in Cereal Technology, Univ. of Helsinki, Finland, Mar 1994.


Project Management Certificate, Finnish Institute of Entrepreneurs, Oct 2012 – Apr 2013. Visiting Doctoral Researcher, Food Research Centre, Univ. of Lincoln, UK, Mar 1999 – Aug 2002.

🌍 Experience:

Visiting Sr. Researcher, Sichuan Agri. Univ., China, Apr – Jun 2018. Science Teacher, Teacher’s UK, Mansfield, Feb 2007 – Mar 2010. Microbiologist, EELA, Helsinki, Sep 1998 – Feb 1999.

📚 Research Highlights (Selected):

New food safety challenges of viral contamination (2022). Food System Digitalization for Food and Nutrition Security in the Barents Region (2019). Traditional consumption of and rearing edible insects in Africa, Asia, and Europe (2018). The need for agro-allied industries to promote food security (2011).


Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dele Raheem, a distinguished researcher, focuses on advancing global food security through innovative approaches. His book “Food Safety, Security, Sustainability, and Nutrition” underscores his commitment to critical objectives in the food sector. Raheem explores cutting-edge topics like blockchain’s role in food traceability, as seen in his chapter on food innovations. With a strong emphasis on the Arctic-Barents region, he co-authored a book on “Food Security Governance.” His research spans edible insects, bio-pigment production, fermented traditional wine, and micro-hydropower systems, addressing diverse facets of sustainable food practices. Raheem’s work aligns with emerging trends, ensuring a resilient and secure future 🌱🍽️.


🔍 All Time:

  • Citations: 1,555
  • h-index: 18
  • i10-index: 25

📆 Since 2019:

  • Citations: 1,386
  • h-index: 16
  • i10-index: 23

Dele Raheem’s research has made a significant impact, garnering over 1,500 citations. His h-index of 18 (all-time) and 16 (since 2019) reflects the substantial influence of his work, while the i10-index demonstrates a broad reach with 25 (all-time) and 23 (since 2019) publications cited at least 10 times. These metrics highlight the sustained relevance and recognition of Raheem’s contributions in the academic community 📖🌐.


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 Windinkonté Seogo | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr  Windinkonté Seogo: Food Security
Lecturer at  Université Joseph KI ZERBO, Burkina Faso

Windinkonté Seogo is an accomplished Associate Professor in Economics based in Burkina Faso. Born on February 27, 1987, he holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Université Ouaga II, Burkina Faso, earned in 2018. His doctoral thesis focused on “Property Rights and Agricultural Production in Burkina Faso.” Dr. Seogo’s academic journey includes a Baccalaureate in Mathematics, a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Agricultural and Environmental Economics, and a DEA/Master II in Economics and Agricultural Policies. He has been actively involved in educational activities since December 2018, serving as a Lecturer at the Kaya University Center, Joseph Ki-Zerbo University.

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👨‍🎓 Education:

PhD in Applied Economics, UFR SEG, Université Ouaga II, Burkina Faso, 2018. Master’s in Agricultural and Environmental Economics, UFR SEG, Université de Koudougou, Burkina Faso, 2011. Bachelor’s in Agricultural and Environmental Economics, UFR SEG, Université de Koudougou, Burkina Faso, 2010. DEUG in Economics, UFR SEG, Université de Koudougou, Burkina Faso, 2009. BAC in Mathematics, Lycée provincial du Zondoma, Burkina Faso, 2007

👨‍🏫 Educational Activities:

Associate Professor in Economics at Centre Universitaire de Kaya (CUK), Université Joseph KI-ZERBO, Burkina Faso. Lecturer since December 2018; Assistant Professor since 09/16/2021. Temporary Teaching and Research Attaché (ATER) at Ouaga II University (2015-2018).

🍇 Research Focus:

Dr. Windinkonté Seogo’s research spans diverse aspects of agricultural and rural economics in Burkina Faso. 🌾 His work investigates the impact of youth skills training programs on employment outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, published in Nature Food 🌍. Additionally, he delves into the determinants of technical efficiency in millet production, land tenure system innovations, and the role of non-farm income in preventing household food insecurity. 📈 Dr. Seogo explores the intricate relationships between land ownership, agricultural productivity, and household welfare, contributing valuable insights to sustainable development in rural Burkina Faso. 🏡🌱


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