sujata sinha | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Dr sujata sinha | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Scientist-D at  Indian Council of Medical Research, India

Dr. Sujata Sinha is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse background in the field of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology. Holding a PhD in Life Science from IIT Delhi, she has made significant contributions to the scientific community, evident through her H-index of 10 on Google Scholar.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education:

  • M.Sc., M.Tech., PhD (Life Science)
  • Gold medalist in M.Tech for highest rank

Work Experience:

  • Scientist-D at the Department of Health Research, ICMR (since 2019)
    • Heads the National Ethics Registry for research on human participants.
  • Scientist at IIT Delhi (2008-2019)
    • Research focus: Bioactive oligosaccharides from marine waste, industrial enzymes for food biotechnology.

Achievements:

  • WOS-A Fellowship recipient twice from DST
  • UGC-POST DOC Fellowship in 2015
  • Best Research Paper Award at IGNOU
  • Completed PGDHRM from IMT-CDL in 2008

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Sujata Sinha is a seasoned researcher with a diverse focus on enzymatic processes for chitooligosaccharide production and applications. Her work includes pioneering studies such as “Recent progress in enzymatic production of monomer-free chitooligosaccharides,” exploring bioprocess strategies and future applications. She delves into nanofibrous membranes for chitosanase immobilization (“Electrospun polyacrylonitrile nanofibrous membranes”) and identifies a new bifunctional chitosanase enzyme with antioxidant properties (“A New Bifunctional Chitosanase Enzyme from Streptomyces sp.”). Dr. Sinha’s contributions extend to microbial degradation of chitin waste, production and characterization of novel chitosanase enzymes, and enzymatic glucosamine production with commercial benefits. Her research embraces biocatalytic pathways, nanofiber applications, and innovative enzyme systems. 🧪🌱🔬

 

Citations:
  • Citations: 218 citations by 191 documents.
  • Documents: The researcher has produced 15 documents.
  • h-index: The h-index is 9.

The h-index is a metric that reflects both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s work. It means that the researcher has 9 publications that have each been cited at least 9 times. The h-graph visually represents the distribution of citations across the researcher’s publications, providing insights into the overall impact of their work.

 

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Overview of the National Ethics Committee Registry for Biomedical and Health Research in India: Stepping up to safeguard the ethical aspect of research involving human participants
    • Authors: Venugopal, B.; Nagar, A.; Kumar, Y.; Sinha, S.
    • Published in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology in 2023.
    • Open access article discussing the National Ethics Committee Registry in India.
  2. Synthesis of industrially relevant organic acids by use of microbial whole-cells and cross-linked enzyme aggregates
    • Authors: Dash, T.; Tripathi, P.; Sinha, S.
    • Published in Advances in Biology in 2023.
    • Book chapter exploring the synthesis of organic acids using microbial whole-cells and enzyme aggregates.
  3. Disease preventing bioactivities of chitooligosaccharides: Current status and future trends
    • Authors: Sinha, S.; Tripathi, P.
    • Published in the book “Chitooligosaccharides: Prevention and Control of Diseases” in 2022.
    • Book chapter highlighting the bioactivities of chitooligosaccharides for disease prevention.
  4. Trends and challenges in valorisation of food waste in developing economies: A case study of India
    • Authors: Sinha, S.; Tripathi, P.
    • Published in Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering in 2021.
    • Open access article discussing trends and challenges in the valorization of food waste, with a focus on India.
  5. Industrial Biocatalysis: an Insight into Trends and Future Directions
    • Authors: Tripathi, P.; Sinha, S.
    • Published in Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports in 2020.
    • Review article providing insights into trends and future directions in industrial biocatalysis.
  6. Potential applications of advanced biosensor systems for the real-time monitoring of wastewater treatment plants
    • Authors: Sinha, S.; Kaur, G.
    • Published in the book “Tools, Techniques and Protocols for Monitoring Environmental Contaminants” in 2019.
    • Book chapter exploring applications of advanced biosensor systems for real-time monitoring of wastewater treatment plants.

 

 

Rukhsana | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Dr Rukhsana | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Assistant Professor at  Aliah University, India

Dr. Rukhsana is an Indian national with proficiency in languages such as Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, and Arabic. She is currently serving as an Assistant Professor and Project Director in the Department of Geography at Aliah University, Kolkata, India. Dr. Rukhsana holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Aligarh Muslim University, with her research focusing on “Food Security and Rural Development in Western Uttar Pradesh, India.”

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Geography from Aligarh Muslim University, India (2009)
  • M.A. in Geography from Aligarh Muslim University, India (2003)

🏆 Academic Achievements:

  • Young Geographer Award at the International Conference, AMU, Aligarh (2009)
  • Indo-Asian Excellent Education Award in Agriculture Geography (2022)
  • International Women of the Year 2022 in Geography

👩‍🏫 Teaching Experience:

  • 13 years of teaching at Aliah University, Kolkata (2010-present)
  • Guest Faculty at West Bengal State University, Kolkata (2021-2022)

🔍 Research Focus:

  • Ph.D. on Food Security and Rural Development in Western Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Research interests include Urban Geography, Population Geography, and Agriculture Geography
  • Supervisor for Ph.D. candidates on various topics

 

Elsie Salano | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Ms Elsie Salano | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

PhD Candidate at  Egerton University, Kenya

Elsie has accumulated valuable work experience as a Part-Time Lecturer at Egerton University since September 2015, where she teaches various courses in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and related fields. She has also served as a Part-Time Lecturer at the University of Kabianga from January 2017 to April 2019, covering subjects such as Microbial Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Molecular Genetics. In addition to her teaching roles, Elsie worked as a Research Assistant on the Mycotoxin Research Project at Egerton University from June to December 2015 and gained practical experience at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Laboratories in June-July 2008.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education Background

  • 📚 Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology
    Egerton University, August 2017 – Present (In Progress)
  • 🎓 M.Sc. in Biochemistry
    Egerton University, August 2012 – December 2015
    Graduated on 4th December 2015.
  • 🎓 B.Sc. in Biochemistry (First Class Honours)
    Moi University, August 2005 – May 2009
    Graduated on 10th December 2009.
  • 🏫 Secondary Education
    Moi High School, Kabarak, 2000-2003 (Mean grade A)
  • 🏫 Primary Education
    Musingu Primary School, 1991-1999 (K.C.P.E total score 598 out of 700)

Work Experience

  • 👩‍🏫 Part-Time Lecturer, Egerton University, Kenya
    September 2015 – Present
    Courses Taught: Basic Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Forensic Science, and more.
  • 👩‍🏫 Part-Time Lecturer, University of Kabianga, Kenya
    January 2017 – April 2019
    Courses Taught: Biotechnology, Molecular Genetics, Biochemical Pharmacology, and more.
  • 👩‍🔬 Research Assistant, Mycotoxin Research Project, Egerton University
    June 2015 – December 2015
  • 👩‍🔬 Attachment to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Laboratories
    June 2008 – July 2008

Awards

  • 🏆 National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation Research Grant
    (NACOSTI/RCD/ST&I 5th Call MSc 085).
  • 🎓 Best Student in the Biochemistry Class
    Moi University, 2009.

🔍 Research Focus:

Elsie Nyangweso Salano’s research primarily centers on the impact of mycotoxins, particularly aflatoxins, in agricultural products. Her recent publication (2023) delves into the differential accumulation of aflatoxins in peanut accessions when challenged by Aspergillus flavus, offering insights for aflatoxin mitigation. In a 2018 study, she collaborated on assessing the perennial and seasonal contamination of maize by aflatoxins in eastern Kenya. Salano’s contributions extend to exploring the diversity of putatively toxigenic Aspergillus species in maize and soil samples, emphasizing the importance of understanding and addressing aflatoxicosis hotspots. Her work showcases a dedication to agricultural sustainability and food safety. 🌾👩‍🔬

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. 🥜 “Peanut (Arachis hypogea) accessions differentially accumulate aflatoxins upon challenge by Aspergillus flavus: Implications for aflatoxin mitigation”
    Authors: Salano, E.N.; Mulwa, R.M.; Obonyo, M.A.
    Journal: Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 2024, 15, 100923Abstract: This study investigates the differential accumulation of aflatoxins in peanut accessions when exposed to Aspergillus flavus, offering crucial insights for effective aflatoxin mitigation strategies.
  2. 🌽 “Perennial and seasonal contamination of maize by aflatoxins in eastern Kenya”
    Authors: Obonyo, M.A.; Salano, E.N.
    Journal: International Journal of Food Contamination, 2018, 5(1), pp. 1–5, 6Abstract: Addressing the perennial and seasonal contamination of maize by aflatoxins in eastern Kenya, this research by Obonyo and Salano sheds light on the challenges and potential solutions for enhancing food safety in the region.

 

Noemie David-Rogeat | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Ms Noemie David-Rogeat |  Food Security |  Best Researcher Award

PhD Student at  University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Noémie David-Rogeat is a highly motivated PhD student with a focus on agricultural and food security, having completed her doctoral studies at the University of Nottingham and NIAB from 2019 to 2023. During her PhD, she demonstrated strong management skills by hosting two students over an 8-week period. Noémie is adept at knowledge dissemination, as evident from her presentations to various audiences and the successful organization of a month-long research trip to Tanzania.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Agricultural & Food Security, University of Nottingham & NIAB (2019-2023) Developed strong management skills while hosting 2 students for 8 weeks Organized a successful month-long research trip to Tanzania. MSc in Biotechnology & Biological Sciences, Imperial College London (2018-2019) Attained a distinction in a literature review on genetic improvement of the photosynthetic system. Erasmus Year at KTH (2017-2018) Adapted to new teaching methods and actively participated in student associations. Bachelor in Life Sciences, EPFL (2015-2018) Vice-president of the student association, tutored algebra, attended diverse lectures

🏆 Awards:

  • Winner of the David Miller Award 2023
  • Recipient of a £1500 travel grant
  • Finalist in the 3 Minute Thesis competition

👩‍🔬 Work Experience:

Intern at Rothamsted Research (Jan 2022 – Mar 2022) Explored innovative ways of presenting data and facilitated collaborations. Tutor at EPFL (Jan 2016 – May 2016) Guided first-year students in algebra, organized weekly summaries for better understanding

💻 Skills:

  • Coding proficiency in C++, Java, and R
  • Fluent in French (mother tongue)
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word package
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

🔍 Research Focus:

Noémie David-Rogeat is a dedicated researcher specializing in agricultural and food security 🌾. Her diverse research contributions include investigating the interactive impacts of drought and heatwave on African eggplants, highlighted in the paper with DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2024.105670 🌿. Additionally, her work delves into the effects of heat and salinity stress on the African eggplant cultivar F1 Djamba, showcased in the publication with DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2024.1323665 🍆. Noémie’s interest extends to biostimulants’ potential in enhancing stress tolerance in Solanum crops, explored in the review paper with DOI: 10.9734/IJPSS/2023/v35i183411 🌱. She has also contributed to the field of food digestion engineering in a book chapter (DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-822714-5.00010-3) 📘.

 

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Diriba Muleta | Food Security | Excellence in Research

Dr Diriba Muleta | Food Security | Excellence in Research

Associate Prof at  Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Dr. Diriba Muleta Yadetie is an accomplished microbiologist with a diverse academic and professional background. Born on June 25, 1969, in Wellega, Ethiopia, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Asmara University, Eritrea (1989), a Master’s degree in Applied Microbiology from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (1999), and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, Sweden (2007).

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education:

  • B.Sc. in Biology (1989) – Asmara University, Eritrea
  • M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology (1999) – Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • PhD in Microbiology (2007) – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Professional Journey:

  • Current Position: Associate Prof. of Applied Microbiology, Institute of Biotechnology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (Since September 2013)
  • Previous Positions: Associate Prof. at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (2012-2013) and Jimma University (2012), Assistant Prof. at Jimma University (2007-2012)

Memberships & Fellowships:

  • Member of Biological Society of Ethiopia since 2001
  • Fellow of the EAS (Natural Sciences Working Group) since December 2022

Trainings and Workshops:

  • COVID-19 Webinar Participant (2021)
  • SLU-AAU Training in Doctoral Supervision, Uppsala, Sweden (2019)
  • Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2017)
  • Various local and international trainings in Microbiology and related fields

 

Research Focus:

Dr. Diriba Muleta Yadetie’s research spans diverse areas in applied microbiology, showcasing a rich portfolio of contributions. His work includes elucidating the population dynamics and damage thresholds of plant-parasitic nematodes, such as Meloidogyne incognita. Additionally, he delves into food safety, examining the characterization and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Listeria monocytogenes in raw cow milk. Dr. Muleta explores the agricultural realm, evaluating indigenous Bacillus thuringiensis isolates for their efficacy against chickpea pod borers. His research extends to microbial applications in poultry feed, substrate optimization for mushroom production, and biocontrol strategies for managing coffee berry disease. 🌱🔬

 

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