Hao Du | Crop Breeding | Best Researcher Award

Prof Hao Du | Crop Breeding | Best Researcher Award

professor at  Zhejiang University, China

Hao Du is a Chinese research fellow with expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology. Born on October 1, 1984, in Bozhou, Anhui, China, Du pursued his academic journey at Huazhong Agricultural University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 and a Ph.D. from the National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement in 2013 under the mentorship of Prof. Li-Zhong Xiong.

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🎓 Education:

🎓 Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China (2006-2013). 🎓 B.Sc. in Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China (2003-2007)

👨‍🏫 Academic Appointments:

📅 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Huazhong Agricultural University, China (2013-2015) 📅 Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital, USA (2015-2019)

🔬 Research Focus:

Crop Genetic Improvement, Plant Gene Research, Molecular Biology.

🌎 Hao Du is a dedicated researcher with a passion for unraveling the mysteries of plant genetics. With a Ph.D. from Huazhong Agricultural University and postdoctoral experience at esteemed institutions like Harvard, his expertise lies in biochemistry, molecular biology, and crop improvement. Currently serving as a Research Fellow at Zhejiang University, Hao’s work contributes significantly to advancing agricultural biotechnology. 🌾🔬

Citations:

Hao Du has amassed a significant academic impact with 3,058 citations across 2,720 documents. His research has been referenced in 28 documents, contributing to an impressive h-index.

 

Publications Top Notes

  1. “A MITE variation-associated heat-inducible isoform of a heat-shock factor confers heat tolerance through regulation of JASMONATE ZIM-DOMAIN genes in rice”
    • Authors: Wu, N., Yao, Y., Xiang, D., …, Dong, F., Xiong, L.
    • Published in: New Phytologist, 2022, 234(4), pp. 1315–1331
    • Abstract: This article explores the role of a MITE variation-associated heat-inducible isoform of a heat-shock factor in conferring heat tolerance in rice through the regulation of JASMONATE ZIM-DOMAIN genes.
    • Citations: 11
  2. “Osj10gBTF3-Mediated Import of Chloroplast Protein Is Essential for Pollen Development in Rice”
    • Authors: Liu, X.-J., Sun, J., Huang, Y., …, Du, H., Tu, J.
    • Published in: Frontiers in Plant Science, 2021, 12, 713544
    • Abstract: This article discusses the essential role of Osj10gBTF3-mediated import of chloroplast protein in pollen development in rice.
  3. “Nuclear translocation of OsMFT1 that is impeded by OsFTIP1 promotes drought tolerance in rice”
    • Authors: Chen, Y., Shen, J., Zhang, L., …, Yu, H., Song, S.
    • Published in: Molecular Plant, 2021, 14(8), pp. 1297–1311
    • Abstract: This article investigates the promotion of drought tolerance in rice through the nuclear translocation of OsMFT1, impeded by OsFTIP1.
    • Citations: 29
  4. “OsPPR939, a nad5 splicing factor, is essential for plant growth and pollen development in rice”
    • Authors: Zheng, P., Liu, Y., Liu, X., …, Du, H., Tu, J.
    • Published in: Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2021, 134(3), pp. 923–940
    • Abstract: This article explores the essential role of OsPPR939, a nad5 splicing factor, in plant growth and pollen development in rice.
    • Citations: 8
  5. “Detection and analysis of C-to-U RNA editing in rice mitochondria-encoded ORFs”
    • Authors: Zheng, P., Wang, D., Huang, Y., …, Du, H., Tu, J.
    • Published in: Plants, 2020, 9(10), pp. 1–14, 1277
    • Abstract: This article presents the detection and analysis of C-to-U RNA editing in rice mitochondria-encoded ORFs.
    • Citations: 7

 

Richard Echodu | Food Systems | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr  Richard Echodu | Food Systems | Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor/Director at  Gulu University Multifunctional Research Laboratories, Uganda

Dr. Richard Echodu is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology/Genetics at Gulu University in Uganda. Born on July 7th, 1976, in Soroti, Uganda, he holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Gulu University (2013), a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology from Makerere University (2006), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences from Makerere University (2002).

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Education:

  • PhD in Molecular Genetics, Gulu University, 2010-2013
  • Master’s in Molecular Biology, Makerere University, 2003-2006
  • Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University, 1999-2002

💼 Current Positions:

  • Associate Professor of Molecular Biology/Genetics, Gulu University (2022 – Present)
  • Director, Gulu University Biosciences Research Laboratories (2018 – Present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Molecular Biology/Genetics, Gulu University (2014 – 2021)

🏆 Honors:

  • Awarded Best Principal Investigator by AgShare.Today in 2016.
  • Recognized as a Research Fellow at Yale University, USA, in 2012.

📰 Recent Achievements:

  • Established a COVID-19 diagnostic laboratory at Gulu University.

Research Focus 📝:

Associate Professor Richard Echodu’s research primarily centers around the molecular genetics, epidemiology, and population dynamics of disease vectors, particularly Tsetse flies in Uganda. His work encompasses:

  1. Tsetse Fly Diversity and Microbiota: Investigating the limited diversity and species-specific gut microbiota of multiple Tsetse fly populations in Uganda, revealing crucial insights into their ecology and potential impact on disease transmission.
  2. Trypanosome Transmission Dynamics: Exploring the implications of microfauna-host interactions for the transmission dynamics of Trypanosomes in Glossina fuscipes fuscipes, contributing to our understanding of the factors influencing the spread of these pathogens.
  3. Biotic Constraints in Crop Production: Studying farmers’ practices and knowledge related to biotic constraints in sweetpotato production in East Africa, aiming to improve crop yield and food security in the region.
  4. Genetic Diversity of Trypanosoma brucei: Investigating the genetic diversity and population structure of Trypanosoma brucei in Uganda, providing valuable insights into the epidemiology of sleeping sickness and Nagana.
  5. Temporal Stability of Tsetse Fly Populations: Assessing the temporal stability of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes populations in Uganda, contributing to our understanding of the long-term dynamics of these disease vectors.

In essence, Professor Echodu’s research spans the intersection of genetics, disease ecology, and agriculture, with a particular emphasis on combatting vector-borne diseases and enhancing food security in East Africa. 🌱🔬

Citation Metrics:

All-time Citations: 📚

  • Citations: 774

Citations Since 2019: 📅

  • Citations: 535

Research Impact:

h-index (All-time): 🔍

  • h-index: 16

h-index (Since 2019): 🔍

  • h-index: 12

i10-index (All-time): 📈

  • i10-index: 25

i10-index (Since 2019): 📈

  • i10-index: 17

These metrics reflect the significant impact of Associate Professor Richard Echodu’s research, with a substantial number of citations and a notable h-index, indicating the influence and relevance of his work in the academic community. The i10-index highlights the number of publications with at least 10 citations, further showcasing the scholarly impact of his contributions. 🌐🔍📊

 

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Bhupendra Koul | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Dr Bhupendra Koul | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor at Lovely Professional University, India

Bhupendra Koul is currently serving as an Associate Professor at Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India, specializing in Bioengineering and Biosciences. His expertise lies in plant transgenics, with a focus on developing stable transgenic lines resistant to lepidopteran insects. During his Ph.D., he worked on the introduction and expression of modified full-length and truncated versions of Bt-cry1Ab and cry1Ac genes in tomatoes.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Academic & Professional Highlights:

  • Experience: Over 8 years as an Associate Professor at Lovely Professional University.
  • Education: Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Banasthali University, Rajasthan.
  • Skills: Proficient in microbiology, transformation techniques, molecular biology, and various instruments.
  • Patents & Copyrights: Holds several patents and copyrights related to biotechnology innovations.

Awards & Recognitions:

  • CSIR-Senior Research Fellow at CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow, in 2013.
  • Received Teacher Appreciation Award 2016 and Research Appreciation Awards in 2019 and 2023.

Research Contributions:

  • Successfully supervised three Ph.D. students and currently guiding five.
  • Published synthetic cry1Ac gene in NCBI with Accession No.: KP195020.1.
  • Filed and published multiple patents related to biotechnology innovations.

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Bhupendra Koul is a distinguished researcher with a primary focus on Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. His expertise encompasses genomics, gene expression profiling, and transgenic technology. He has significantly contributed to understanding the molecular responses of Gossypium herbaceum L. to drought, as evidenced in BMC Genomics. Koul’s work extends to the design of synthetic expression cassettes, enhancing transgene expression in tomatoes, as detailed in Plant Physiology & Biochemistry. His pivotal research also includes the development of transgenic tomatoes resistant to lepidopteran pests and the comparative evaluation of Bacillus thuringiensis genes in transgenic tomatoes. Additionally, Koul has explored the ethnopharmacological aspects of the genus Psoralea.

 

Citations:Total Citations:

  • All-time Citations: 1617 🌐
  • Citations Since 2019: 1499 📆

Scholarly Influence:

  • h-index: 19 📚
  • i10-index: 35 (All-time), 33 (Since 2019) 🔍

Koul’s research has made a lasting impact in the academic community, with a consistent and growing citation record, showcasing the relevance and influence of his work in the field.

 

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Feridun Esmaeilzadeh | Food Systems | Best Researcher Award

Prof Feridun Esmaeilzadeh: Food Systems
Chemical Engineering Department, Head of Chemical Eng., Shiraz University, Shiraz/Iran

Dr. F. Esmaeilzadeh is a highly accomplished professor in the field of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering based in Shiraz, Iran. With a rich educational background, including a B.Sc. from Abadan Institute of Technology, M.Sc. from Shiraz University, and a Ph.D. from Sharif University, he has consistently demonstrated excellence in academia. Currently holding the position of Professor at Shiraz University, Dr. Esmaeilzadeh has also taken on leadership roles such as Head of Chemical Engineering Department, Head of Isomerization Institute Center, and Head of Gas Condensate Research Center. His extensive academic career spans from 2002 to the present, and he has held various teaching positions, contributing to the education of students in subjects ranging from Advanced Thermodynamics to Chemical Plant Design.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓
🎓 Education:

B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Abadan Institute of Technology (1986). M.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Shiraz University (1990). Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University (2001)

👨‍🏫 Academic Positions:

Professor at Shiraz University (2013-Present). Head of Chemical Engineering Department (2020-Present). Head of Isomerization Institute Center (2016-Present). Head of Gas Condensate Research Center (2016-Present). Head of Oil and Gas Thermodynamics Laboratory (2008-Present)

🌐 International Collaborations:

Visiting Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (2010-2011). A team member of the Oil and Gas Research Centre at Khazar University, Azerbaijan (2014-Present). Collaborative Research with Xian Jiaotong University, China (2018-Present). Collaborative Research with Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (2020-Present)

💼 Industrial Experience:

Chief of Isomerization Institute at Shiraz University, N.I.O.C (2016-Present). Reservoir Simulation Administration in Ahvaz (2 Years). Production Engineering Administration in Tehran (3 Years). Petrophysics and Reservoir Simulation Administration in Shiraz (3 Years)

🏆 Honors and Awards:

Rank 1 of B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Abadan University). Full scholarship for Ph.D. program. Best researcher in Shiraz University (Multiple Years). 2% Scientific researcher in the world (2021, 2023)

🔍 Journal Reviewer for:

  • Fluid Phase Equilibria
  • Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Porous Media
  • Chemical Engineering Communications
  • Journal of Molecular Liquids
  • Chemical Engineering and Technology
  • Energy & Fuels
  • Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Journal of Faculty of Engineering
  • Scientia Iranica
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Research

A distinguished academic and researcher, Dr. Esmaeilzadeh has contributed significantly to the field of Chemical Engineering, with expertise in gas condensate reservoirs, supercritical fluids, and advanced simulation techniques. His international collaborations and extensive teaching experience make him a respected figure in the academic and industrial realms. 🌟🔍📚

🍇 Research Focus:

Dr. Feridun Esmaeilzadeh is a distinguished researcher with a diverse focus on sustainable energy, environmental engineering, and catalysis. His research spans biodiesel production using innovative catalysts, such as banana peel biocharFe2O3/Fe2K6O5 (🌱🔬). Additionally, he explores solubility prediction of CO2 in ionic liquids, contributing to advancements in carbon capture technologies (🌐🔄). Dr. Esmaeilzadeh investigates hydrogen sulfide removal using various adsorbents, enhancing knowledge in gas purification (🔍🛢️). His work extends to ultrasound-assisted oxidative desulfurization and activated carbon-supported nickel catalysts, impacting the field of energy and environmental sustainability (🌎⚙️). Through his diverse studies, Dr. Esmaeilzadeh continues to pioneer solutions for a cleaner and more sustainable future.

 

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Eric Wetende | Food Security

Mr Eric Wetende: Leading Researcher in Food Security
M&E at  Nairobi City County Government, Kenya

🌱🍲 Eric Wetende is a seasoned Senior Extension Officer with over 29 years of field experience in agriculture. Born on November 1, 1967, in Kenya, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Range Management (1993) and a Master’s degree in Climate Change Adaptation (2018) from the University of Nairobi. Eric is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Climate Change and Adaptation, focusing on carbon-amended soils for intensive fodder production in smallholder dairy farms in Western Kenya..📘

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🎓 Education:
  • Master of Climate Change Adaptation (MCCA), University of Nairobi, Kenya (2018)
  • Bachelor of Science in Range Management, University of Nairobi, Kenya (1993)
🌱 Career Summary:

Livestock Production Sub-Sector Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Nairobi City County Government (2015-present). Sub-County Livestock Production Officer, Westlands (2013-2013). District Livestock Production Officer, Rachuonyo District (2009-2013). District Livestock Production Officer, Kuria District (2005-2009). District Animal Production Officer/Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Siaya District (1997-2005). District Range Management Officer, Mandera District (1994-1997)

📊 Research Experience:

Masters research on challenges and adaptation strategies in Smallholder Dairy Farming Systems. Ongoing Ph.D. research on climate change impacts on micronutrients in pyrogenic carbon amended soils for fodder production

🌱 Research Focus:

Exploring the intricate tapestry of climate change and adaptation in smallholder dairy farming systems, this research delves into the perceptions and strategies within Siaya Sub-County, Western Kenya. 🌍 Shedding light on the challenges faced by these farming communities, the study aims to unravel insights that can fortify resilience and sustainability in the face of climate change variability. 🐄 By understanding the unique dynamics at play, this research endeavors to contribute valuable knowledge for fostering adaptive strategies and safeguarding the livelihoods of smallholder dairy farmers in the region. 🌱🔍

 

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