Suphat Phongthai | Food Protein Biochemistry | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Suphat Phongthai | Food Protein Biochemistry | Best Researcher Award

Assistant Professor at Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Suphat Phongthai is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Food Science and Technology at the Faculty of Agro-Industry, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Food Technology from Mae Fah Luang University in 2017, preceded by a Master’s degree in Food Science and Technology from Chiang Mai University in 2013 and a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology from Maejo University in 2007.

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🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Food Technology, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand (2013 – 2017). M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand (2011 – 2013). B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Maejo University, Thailand (2003 – 2007)

🏫 Professional Experience:

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Chiang Mai University, Thailand (2021 – Present). Lecturer, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Chiang Mai University, Thailand (2018 – 2020). Lecturer, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Panyapiwat Institute of Management (CP All) (2017). Food Auditor (GMP & HACCP), National Food Institute, Bangkok, Thailand (2008 – 2017)

🏆 Scholarships/Awards:

High-Performance Faculty (Research) Award, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Chiang Mai University (2022). Winner of Bernd Rode Award 2020/2021 (Category Junior Researcher), granted by The ASEAN European Academic University Network (ASEAUNINET) (2021). The Murata Science Foundation Research Grant 2021 (Junior Researcher), granted by The Murata Science Foundation (2021). ASEA-UNINET One-Month Research Scholarship 2019, conducting research at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria (2019). Technology Grant (Ph.D. Sandwich Program) Scholarship 2015, conducting research at BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria (2015 – 2016). Honourable Mention Award of International Oral Presentation, The 3rd 2013 International and National Conference of Khon Kaen University (2013)

🌍 Academic Experiences:

Research at Department of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Shinshu University, Japan (2017). Research at Institute of Food Technology, BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria (2015 – 2016). Research at School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, South Korea (2015). Exchange Student at KAGAWA University, Japan (2012). Teaching Assistant at Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand (2016). Teaching Assistant at Chiang Mai University (2011 – 2012)

🔬 Research Focus:

Suphat Phongthai’s research primarily focuses on various aspects of food science and technology, including extraction and purification techniques, enzymatic modification, and utilization of agricultural by-products. Their work encompasses a wide range of topics such as:

  • Extraction and modification of alternative plant-based proteins
  • Utilization of agricultural wastes for value-added product development
  • Application of innovative processing techniques like pulsed electric field and microwave-assisted enzymatic hydrolysis
  • Exploration of novel sources of bioactive compounds and antioxidants
  • Development of functional food ingredients

Through their interdisciplinary research, Suphat Phongthai aims to contribute to sustainable food production, waste reduction, and the creation of nutritious and functional food products.


  • Quoted by (Since 2019):
    • All: 1454
    • Reference: 1350
  • H-index:
    • All: 17
    • Reference: 16
  • i10 index:
    • All: 27
    • Reference: 26

These metrics demonstrate the significant impact of Suphat Phongthai’s research since 2019, with a notable number of citations and a strong index h and i10 index, indicating substantial contributions to the field of food science and technology.


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Fathi Berrabah | Plant’s Biology | Best Researcher Award

Mr Fathi Berrabah | Plant’s Biology | Best Researcher Award

Assistant professor at  University Amar Telidji, Algeria

Fathi Berrabah is a highly motivated scientist with a strong background in plant and microbe biology, sustainable agriculture, and biotechnology. With extensive experience in academia and research, he has held various positions including PhD student and post-doc researcher in France, followed by roles as a teacher and assistant professor in Algeria. Currently, he serves as an Associated Professor at the University Amar Telidji, Laghouat, Algeria, where he focuses on teaching genomics and metagenomics while supervising student projects and serving as a peer reviewer for scientific journals.

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🎓 Education:

BSc in Cellular Biology and Physiology, University Denis Diderot, Paris, France (2011). MSc in Health Biology, University Paris 11, Orsay, France (2013). PhD in Biology, University Paris Saclay, Djelfa, Algeria (2020). Habilitation to conduct research, University Ziane Achour

💼 Work Experience:

Associated Professor of Biology at University Amar Telidji, Laghouat, Algeria (2022 – 2024). Associated Researcher at National Research Center in Biotechnology, Constantine, Algeria (2022 – 2024). Former positions include roles such as PhD student, Teacher of Biology, and Assistant Professor

🏆 Scientific Recognition:

With an impressive publication record, Dr. Berrabah has contributed extensively to the scientific community with impactful research findings, earning recognition through invitations to speak at national and international conferences.

🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Berrabah’s research interests lie in plant-microbe interactions, molecular and cellular biology, and Omic’s technologies, aiming at both fundamental understanding and practical applications in sustainable agriculture and biotechnology.


🌟 Dr. Fathi Berrabah 🌟

Quoted by peers and esteemed researchers, Dr. Fathi Berrabah stands as a beacon of scholarly excellence in the realms of plant and microbe biology, sustainable agriculture, and biotechnology. 🌿 With an impressive record of 747 quotes since 2019, Dr. Berrabah’s work resonates deeply within the scientific community, reflecting a profound impact on the field.

📈 Indices:

  • h-index: 10
  • i10-index: 10

These indices underscore Dr. Berrabah’s substantial contributions to academia, indicating a notable level of influence and recognition within scholarly circles. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, Dr. Berrabah continues to inspire and shape the future of scientific inquiry. 🚀


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Susannah Sallu | Climate Change | Best Researcher Award

Dr Susannah Sallu | Climate Change | Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor at School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds, United Kingdom,

Dr. Susannah M. Sallu is an Associate Professor in Environment and Development at the Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK. With a background in interdisciplinary research, she focuses on rural livelihoods, environmental change, marginalization, natural resource governance, and agricultural development in tropical and subtropical environments. Dr. Sallu specializes in the theoretical and empirical intersections of political ecology, complex systems science, and environmental justice, with regional expertise in Africa.


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📚 Education:

  • DPhil. Geography, University of Oxford, UK (2003-2007)
  • MSc. Environmental Technology, Imperial College, University of London, UK (1998-1999)
  • BSc (Hons). Tropical Environmental Science, University of Aberdeen, UK (1994-1998)

🌱 PhD Supervision:

With a strong commitment to early career researchers, Dr. Sallu is currently supervising four PhD researchers and has successfully mentored 15 others to completion, covering diverse topics in environmental science and development.

🌍 Academic Service and Leadership:

Dr. Sallu serves as the Director of Masters Education at the School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds, and has been actively involved in various leadership roles, committees, and research groups.

📚 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Dr. Sallu has contributed to impactful research, including an upcoming article that challenges universal applications of Western definitions and measurement indicators of women’s empowerment.

Research Focus 📝:

Dr. Sallu’s research encompasses transformative adaptation for climate-smart nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa, as evidenced by her recent article in Nature Food. 🍽️ Stakeholder-driven approaches are vital for addressing climate challenges in agriculture and nutrition.

Additionally, she explores the dynamics of gender mainstreaming in Tanzania’s climate-smart agricultural policy, contributing to the discourse on inclusive and equitable climate strategies. 🌱 Her work extends to international humanitarian narratives, investigating the intersection of disasters, crises, and Indigeneity.

Dr. Sallu’s expertise also shines in methodological lessons for negotiating power and resilience in climate change research, as demonstrated in World Development. 🌐 Lastly, her contribution to understanding the role of agricultural fallows in natural forest regeneration in Tanzania is highlighted in Environmental Research Letters. 🌳

Citation Metrics:

  • Total Citations: 1,735
  • Total Documents: 1,604
  • Total Number of Publications: 63
  • h-index: 22

The h-index is a measure that combines both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s work. An h-index of 22 suggests that there are 22 publications that have each been cited at least 22 times.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Stakeholder-driven transformative adaptation is needed for climate-smart nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa”
    • Authors: Jennings, S., Challinor, A., Smith, P., Horgan, G., Benton, T.
    • Journal: Nature Food, 2024, 5(1), pp. 37–47
  2. “How gender mainstreaming plays out in Tanzania’s climate-smart agricultural policy: Isomorphic mimicry of international discourse”
    • Authors: Smith, R., Mdee, A., Sallu, S.
    • Journal: Development Policy Review, 2023, 41(6), e12718
  3. “International humanitarian narratives of disasters, crises, and Indigeneity”
    • Authors: Mosurska, A., Clark-Ginsberg, A., Ford, J., Sallu, S.M., Davis, K.
    • Journal: Disasters, 2023, 47(4), pp. 913–941
  4. “Methodological lessons for negotiating power, political capabilities, and resilience in research on climate change responses”
    • Authors: Tschakert, P., Parsons, M., Atkins, E., Steen, K., Ziervogel, G.
    • Journal: World Development, 2023, 167, 106247
  5. “Agricultural fallows are the main driver of natural forest regeneration in Tanzania”
    • Authors: Doggart, N., Mugasha, W.A., Mpiri, A., Sallu, S.M., Spracklen, D.V.
    • Journal: Environmental Research Letters, 2023, 18(5), 054008


Franklin Mairura | Climate Change | Best Researcher Award

Dr Franklin Mairura | Climate Change | Best Researcher Award

Part-Time lecturer at  University of Embu, Kenya

Franklin Somoni Mairura is a dedicated professional with a strong background in Environmental Sciences, Agroforestry, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, and Agricultural Sciences. He is committed to upholding best practices in teaching, research, innovation, capacity building, leadership, mentoring, collaboration, training, and development.


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Educational Qualifications:

PhD in Management of Agroecosystems and Environment (University of Embu, 2017-2022). Masters degree in Environmental Studies (Agroforestry and Rural Development, Kenyatta University, 2001-2006). Bachelors of Environmental Studies (Science, Kenyatta University, 1995-1999). Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) – Grade B Plain (Molo Academy, 1990–1993)

Professional Experience:

Consultant at APNI (African Plant Nutrition Institute) for data analysis and paper writing (January 2022-April 2022). Consultant at Alliance-CIAT for data analysis and paper writing (October 2021-December 2021). Individual Consultant at African Development Bank for Agriculture Fast Track Fund (Nov 2018-Jan 2019). Part-time lecturer and PhD student at the University of Embu (Jan 2018-April 2018). Research Consultant at AGRA-SoCo, KEFRI-Maseno, and CIAT (June 2006-Dec 2014). Consultant at ICRAF (International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Jan 2003-Jun 2006). Intern/MSc Student at TSBF-CIAT (Jan 2003-Jun 2006). Temporary Field Assistant at Steadman’s Research International (Now Synovate International, 2000). Undergraduate Internship at Kenya Wildlife Service-Nairobi (May 1999-Dec 1999).

Research and Teaching Experience:

Reviewer for Elsevier Journals (Geoderma, Environmental Development). Research outputs include theses, scientific papers, conference papers, and project reports. Part-time lecturer at various universities on topics related to environmental management, research methods, and natural resource economics.

Professional Memberships:

Member of AfNET (African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility). Member of SSSEA (Soil Science Society of East Africa). Active participation in online academic/scientific communities and discussion groups including Research Gate,, LinkedIn discussion groups, and R statistical software groups.


Research Focus:

🌱 Franklin Somoni Mairura’s research revolves around sustainable agricultural practices and environmental management. His primary focus is on the characterization and estimation of greenhouse gas emissions in smallholder crop systems, with a particular emphasis on Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. 🚜 Additionally, he explores the role of indigenous knowledge in soil quality management among smallholders. 🌾 His work contributes significantly to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on small-scale farmers, improving agri-food systems, and assessing the agronomic and economic performance of intercropping systems. 🌍 Mairura’s research addresses critical issues in climate variability, soil fertility management, and sustainable intensification in agricultural landscapes.


  • Total Citations:
    • All Time: 1700 citations
    • Since 2019: 1062 citations
  • h-index:
    • All Time: h-index of 19
    • Since 2019: h-index of 16
  • i10-index:
    • All Time: i10-index of 28
    • Since 2019: i10-index of 24

These metrics reflect Franklin Somoni Mairura’s impact in the academic community, indicating the number of times his research has been cited and the significance of his work within specific time frames. The h-index represents the number of papers with at least h citations, and the i10-index represents the number of publications with at least 10 citations.


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Anani Jérôme Houngue | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Dr Anani Jérôme Houngue | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Research Assistant at University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Dr. Jérôme Anani HOUNGUE is a Beninese scientist born on September 23, 1986. He holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Plant Virology, awarded with First Class Honors, from the University of Abomey-Calavi. His doctoral research focused on the Epidemiology of Cassava Mosaic Disease and the contribution of plant biotechnology in its management in Benin.


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🎓 Education

Ph.D (Biotechnology and Plant Virology), University of Abomey-Calavi, 2020 Thesis: Epidemiology of Cassava mosaic disease and contribution of plant biotechnology in their management in Benin. First Class Honours Master (Genetics, Biotechnology, and Living Resources), University of Abomey-Calavi, 2013 Thesis: Optimization of in vitro healthy planting material production in cassava and yam in Benin. Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor (Natural Sciences), University of Abomey-Calavi, 2009 Lower Second Class Honours

🧪 Research Experience

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Abomey-Calavi, 02/03/2020 – 23/12/2023 Led national awareness campaigns on plant virus diseases. Designed national riposte plans against cassava viral diseases. Trained farmers on virus disease management. Conducted field surveys on cassava virus diseases. Research Assistant, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2013 – 2020 Coordinated root & tubers planting material production activities. Presented half-yearly and annual activity reports.

🌐 Research Projects

West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE 1), Mar 2014 – Feb 2020 Project Assistant, Bill and Melinda Gates & DFID. Central and West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE 2), Feb 2020 – Dec 2023 Post-doctoral Researcher, Bill and Melinda Gates & DFID, European Union.


Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. HOUNGUE’s research encompasses the dynamic intersection of plant biotechnology and epidemiology. His work dives into optimizing in vitro organogenesis in cassava, as seen in his paper on explant types and cytokinins. Additionally, his contributions extend to pineapple regeneration through indirect organogenesis. He actively engages in epidemiological studies, evident in his comprehensive data on cassava mosaic disease in Benin. His dedication to economic crops is demonstrated in in vitro callus and embryo induction in Anacardium occidentale. With a focus on cassava mosaic disease, his research has a significant impact on crop protection and agricultural sustainability. 🌾👨‍🔬 #PlantBiotech #Epidemiology #CropProtection #ResearchFocus


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🌾🔍 Dr. Jérôme Anani HOUNGUE’s Notable Research Publications 📑👨‍🔬

  1. Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) in Benin: Incidence, Severity, and Whitefly Abundance (2022)
    • Crop Protection, 2022, 158, 106007
    • Investigates CMD in Benin through field surveys in 2020, examining incidence, severity, and whitefly abundance. This study contributes crucial insights into managing CMD.
  2. Somatic Embryogenesis in Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale L.)
    • Commercial Scale Tissue Culture for Horticulture and Plantation Crops, 2022, pp. 173–195
    • A book chapter exploring somatic embryogenesis in cashew, emphasizing its importance for commercial-scale tissue culture in horticulture.
  3. In vitro Propagation of Mosaic Disease-Resistant Cassava Cultivars (BMC Biotechnology, 2020)
    • BMC Biotechnology, 2020, 20(1), 51
    • Focuses on the in vitro propagation of three mosaic disease-resistant cassava cultivars, offering insights into biotechnological methods for cultivating resistant varieties.
  4. Response of Cassava Cultivars to African Cassava Mosaic Virus Infection (PLoS ONE, 2019)
    • PLoS ONE, 2019, 14(12), e0226783
    • Investigates the response of cassava cultivars to African Cassava Mosaic Virus infection, examining various inoculum doses and plant ages.
  5. Evaluation of Resistance to Cassava Mosaic Disease (Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 2019)
    • Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 2019, 105, pp. 47–53
    • Evaluates resistance to cassava mosaic disease in selected African cassava cultivars, utilizing combined molecular and greenhouse grafting tools.

Dr. HOUNGUE’s impactful research spans cassava disease management, somatic embryogenesis, and farmers’ knowledge, contributing significantly to agricultural science. 🌱📊 #CassavaResearch #PlantDisease #Biotechnology #AgriculturalScience





Guy Simbeko | Circular Bioeconomy | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Guy Simbeko: Circular Bioeconomy
Socio-economist at  International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Guy Simbeko is a Congolese economist and financial analyst with a passion for agricultural development. Born on September 30, 1991, he holds a Masters in Financial Management, Agribusiness, and Small and Medium Enterprises from the Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB), where he also completed his undergraduate studies in Agricultural Economics.Guy has a diverse professional background, showcasing his expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Currently, he serves as the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, focusing on the agricultural transformation agenda in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s South Kivu Province.

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Master’s in Financial Management, Agribusiness, and Small and Medium Enterprises – Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB), DR Congo. Undergraduate in Agricultural Economics – Catholic University of Bukavu, DR Congo. High School Diploma in Mathematics and Physics – Pedagogical Institute School (EDAP/ISP)

Work Experience:
  1. Current Role (June 2022 – Present):Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Responsibilities include financial planning, project expenditures, data collection, and project evaluation.
  2. Previous Roles:IFAD-TAAT Support Staff (Feb 2020 – Oct 2021). Research Assistant in N2 Africa Project (Jan 2019 – Jul 2020). Business Development and Consultant Socio-economist (May 2018 – Nov 2018). Worldfish Survey Supervisor Consultant (Jan 2018 – Feb 2018). Enumerator in various programs (Jul 2016 – Oct 2017)
Professional Experiences:

Developed financial and economic models for agribusiness transformation. Conducted market studies and agriculture value chain assessments. Supported private sector agents in business economics and compliance. Elaborated financial plans and project expenditures. Organized reflection and learning meetings to improve project implementation. Conducted baseline studies, mid-term studies, end-of-project studies, and impact assessments.

Memberships and Awards:
  • Member of FARA, YPARD, IFAD Alumni, Histocon Alumni.
  • Investigator in the Crop and Livestock Program (CLIP).
  • Awardee of IFAD under the CARE in Policy for Youth Engagement in Agribusiness Project.
Honors and Awards:

Recognized by IFAD under the grant project for enhancing capacity in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness.

Research Focus 🌱🔍

Guy Simbeko’s research spans a diverse range of critical agricultural and economic topics. His work delves into the adoption of agricultural technology in Africa, emphasizing engagement experiences and sharing insights through publications. He explores entrepreneurial potential and agribusiness desirability among youth in the Eastern part of DR Congo, shedding light on sustainable practices. Simbeko’s investigations extend to assessing awareness of improved cassava production and the efficiency of fish farmers in South-Kivu. Furthermore, he delves into the impact of Climate-Smart Agriculture on social welfare and engages in exploring Circular Bioeconomy Practices, linking them with household food security and economic dynamics in African city regions. 🌍🌾


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