Arezoo Paravar | seed physiology | Best Researcher Award

Mrs Arezoo Paravar | seed physiology | Best Researcher Award

PhD at Shahed University,Iran

Arezoo Paravar is a highly skilled Agronomist with a Ph.D. in Agronomy from Shahed University, Tehran, Iran. With a GPA of 18.76 (out of 20), she specialized in the field of plant physiology, seed physiology, seed production, and seed storage. Arezoo has more than nine years of experience, including roles as a Laboratory Assistant in Plant Physiology and Seed Science and Technology at Shahed University.


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🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Agronomy, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran (2016-2021)
  • M.Sc. in Seed Science and Technology, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran (2013-2015)
  • B.Sc. in Crop Production and Plant Breeding, University of Birjand, Iran (2010-2013)

🏆 Awards and Honors:

  • Top Researcher, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran (2022)
  • Ranked 1st GPA (Ph.D. and M.Sc.), Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
  • Top 0.2% Nationwide in Plant Production Ph.D. Exam
  • Top 0.2% Nationwide in Seed Science and Technology Master’s Exam

👩‍🔬 Research Experience:

  • Investigated maternal plant environments’ impact on seed quality and longevity
  • Explored physiological and biochemical changes during seed maturation
  • Published in prestigious journals on plant and seed-related research

🛠️ Skills:

  • Expertise in R, SAS, and SPSS software
  • Proficient in statistical analysis and modeling
  • Skilled in seed viability modeling

🏆 Notable:

  • Awarded for outstanding academic achievements
  • Recognized for excellence in seed-related research

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Arezoo Paravar’s research primarily centers on understanding the intricate dynamics of seed physiology, with a particular emphasis on Lallemantia iberica and Lallemantia royleana. Her work investigates the impact of maternal environments, including drought stress and temperature variations, on seed quality and plant growth. 🌾 She explores innovative approaches such as seed coating with beneficial microbes, nano-iron chelate applications, and mycorrhizal fungal inoculation to enhance crop resilience under environmental stresses. 🌿 Her studies contribute valuable insights to sustainable agriculture, addressing challenges related to water stress, nutrient management, and eco-agronomical traits. 🌍 #SeedPhysiology #SustainableAgri #CropResilience

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Storage Circumstance Effects”
    • Investigates how storage conditions influence seed quality under maternal drought stress.
    • Journal: Environmental and Experimental Botany (2024) 🌿🌾
  2. “Physiological and Biochemical Parameters”
    • Explores the impact of seed moisture, temperature, and storage duration on Lallemantia iberica.
    • Journal: Acta Physiologiae Plantarum (2023) 🌡️🔬
  3. “Morphological, Physiological, and Biochemical Responses”
    • Studies Lallemantia species’ reactions to elevated temperature and light during seed development.
    • Journal: Heliyon (2023) 🌞🌱
  4. “Microbial Seed Coating for Sustainable Agriculture”
    • Reviews the benefits of microbial seed coating as a tool for sustainable agriculture.
    • Journal: Biotechnology Reports (2023) 🌱🔍
  5. “Nano-Iron Chelate and Mycorrhizal Mitigation”
    • Explores the mitigating effects of nano-iron chelate and mycorrhizal fungi on water-stressed Lallemantia species.
    • Journal: Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science (2023) 💧🌿
  6. “Fatty Acid Composition under Water Deficit”
    • Examines the modulation of fatty acid composition and eco-agronomical traits in Lallemantia species exposed to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and nano-iron chelate fertilizers under water deficit conditions.
    • Journal: Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (2022) 🌊🌱

This body of work contributes significantly to the understanding of seed responses to environmental stresses, paving the way for sustainable agricultural practices. 🌍🌱 #SeedResearch #SustainableAgri #EnvironmentalBotany


Nicholas Kiggundu | Cattle farming systems | Excellence in Research

Dr Nicholas Kiggundu: Cattle farming systems
Assoc. Professor at Makerere University, Uganda

Dr. Nicholas Kiggundu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Makerere University, Uganda. With a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the University of Florida, USA, he boasts over 20 years of experience at Makerere University, contributing significantly to teaching, research, and outreach in areas such as Hydrology, Irrigation, Water resources, Watershed management, and Renewable Energy. Dr. Kiggundu holds key roles, including being a member of Makerere University’s Directorate of Research and Graduate Training Project Implementation Committee and the Steering Committee for the Appropriate Technology Centre for water, sanitation, and environment in Uganda. He is also a member of the prestigious Tau Beta Phi Engineering Honor Society in the USA.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, 2010 🎓. MSc. Agricultural Engineering, University of Nairobi, 1998. BSc. Agricultural Engineering, Makerere University, 1994


Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Makerere University (from July 2021) 🎓. Senior Lecturer (July 2017-June 2022), Lecturer (July 2011-June 2017), Asst. Lecturer (July 2001-June 2011)

Research & Management

Over 20 years at Makerere University 🏫. Specializations: Hydrology, Irrigation, Water Resources, Renewable Energy. Member of Steering Committee for Appropriate Technology Centre (Uganda). Coordinates Erasmus+ Mobility and Education Cooperation programs 🌐. Projects worth over $15 Million 💰


Key member in EU-funded projects: PrAEctiCe (€6,985,000) and SophiA (€7,800,000) 🌱💡. Team Leader for ESIA of Bugungu YP Prison Irrigation Farm (2020/2021). Principal Investigator for FAO-funded research on livestock sustainability

Recognition & Awards

PhD Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Florida, 2006 🏆. Various scholarships and awards for academic excellence and research contributions 🎖️

🍇 Research Focus:

Dr. Nicholas Kiggundu’s research spans diverse areas crucial for sustainable development in tropical environments. His work covers irrigation strategies, as evidenced by the study on Napier yield response under different irrigation methods (Ntege et al., 2023). In the realm of environmental impact, his collaborative efforts, such as the research on organic micropollutants in aquatic environments (Wang et al., 2022), showcase his commitment to water quality and ecosystem health. Additionally, his contributions extend to evaluating climate data reliability for water resource management (Garibay et al., 2021) and exploring smallholder farmers’ perceptions of agricultural drought adaptation technologies (Mfitumukiza et al., 2020). Dr. Kiggundu’s multidisciplinary approach includes assessing greenhouse gas emissions in farming systems (Kiggundu et al., 2019) and employing modeling for rainfed maize growth (Mibulo and Kiggundu, 2018). His dedication to understanding land use changes in critical areas like the Murchison Bay Catchment (Kiggundu et al., 2018) underscores his commitment to sustainable agricultural and environmental practices. Overall, his research endeavors contribute significantly to the intersection of agriculture, water resources, and environmental sustainability. 🌍🌱

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