Simeneh Demissie | Fertility Management | Best Paper Award

Mr Simeneh Demissie | Fertility Management | Best Paper Award

Student at  Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Simeneh Demissie, a male Ethiopian national, is a dedicated expert in soil and water conservation, with a profound understanding of soil fertility, watershed management, and environmental science. His expertise spans across various domains including nutrient management, agriculture, and field experimentation.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

👨‍🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Soil Science (ready for final defense) from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia and Tottori University, Japan (2017-2024)
    • Thesis: “Impacts of biophysical land management practices on soil erosion and soil moisture in the upper Blue Nile basin, Ethiopia”
  • M.Sc. in Land Resources Management, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (2013)
    • Thesis: “Evaluation of land use types and perception of farmers towards physical soil and water conservation structures in Wyebla watershed, Northwest Ethiopia”

🌍 Expertise:

  • Soil and water conservation
  • Soil fertility and plant analysis
  • Watershed management
  • Land use planning
  • Environmental science
  • Nutrient management
  • Agriculture
  • Field experimentation

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Simeneh Demissie’s research primarily focuses on soil and water conservation in various agro-ecological environments of Ethiopia. His work delves into understanding the effects of different land management practices on soil erosion, soil moisture, runoff, and soil nutrient dynamics. Through his studies, he investigates the efficacy of physical soil and water conservation structures, indigenous land management practices, and the impact of vegetation growth on soil properties. Demissie’s research contributes significantly to enhancing agricultural sustainability and improving land use planning strategies in Ethiopia, aiming to mitigate soil degradation and promote resilient agricultural systems.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Examining Soil Nutrient Balances and Stocks Under Different Land Use and Management Practices in Contrasting Agroecological Environments
    • Mulualem, T., Adgo, E., Meshesha, D.T., Tiruneh, G.A., Berihun, M.L.
    • Soil Use and Management, 2024, 40(1), e13000
  2. The Paradox of Increased Runoff with Decreased Soil Loss with Growth of Acacia Decurrens Plantations in the Highlands of Ethiopia
    • Demissie, S., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Fekadu, G., Tilahun, K.
    • Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, 2024, 24(1), pp. 73–86
  3. Spectrometry for Better Soil Fertility Management in Abbay River Basin
    • Tiruneh, G.A., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Tilahun, K., Reichert, J.M.
    • Agrosystems, Geosciences and Environment, 2023, 6(4), e20438
  4. Evaluating and Modeling Rainfall Kinetic Energy and Erosivity: A Case Study of a Humid Watershed in the Ethiopian Highlands
    • Tilahun, K., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Demissie, S., Wubet, A.
    • Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 2023
  5. Seasonal and Diurnal Soil Respiration Dynamics Under Different Land Management Practices in the Sub-tropical Highland Agroecology of Ethiopia
    • Fekadu, G., Adgo, E., Meshesha, D.T., Mulualem, T., Demissie, S.
    • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2023, 195(1), 65

Patrice Ngatsi Zemko | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Dr Patrice Ngatsi Zemko | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

PostDoctorate at  University of Yaounde 1,  Cameroon

Patrice Ngatsi Zemko, Ph.D., is a dedicated researcher and educator specializing in Crop Protection and Entomology. His research activities primarily focus on “One Health,” emphasizing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and alternative methods for crop diseases, such as plant extracts with pesticide potential, entomopathogenic fungi, and nematodes. Dr. Ngatsi Zemko is passionate about utilizing molecular techniques and mathematical models to address crop losses caused by pests and diseases while promoting environmentally friendly agricultural practices.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Educational Background:

  • 🎓 Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Biotechnology, Crop Protection/Entomology, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon (2020)
  • 🎓 M.Sc. in Plant Biology, Biotechnology, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon (2014)
  • 🎓 B.Sc. in Plant Biology, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon (2011)

Research Area and Experience:

  • 🌾 Crop protection
  • 🦟 Entomology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • 🌿 Biopesticides/Pesticides management
  • 🍃 Plant disease epidemiology
  • 🌱 Insect-plants interaction, Pest and disease surveys, Field trials

Research Activity:

  • Theme: “One Health”
  • Expertise: Integrated Pest Management (IPM), crop diseases, alternative methods (plant extracts, entomopathogenic fungi, nematodes), plant defense mechanisms
  • Focus: Replace chemical control for health and environmental concerns, molecular techniques, mathematical models
  • Contribution: Building climate-smart agriculture for biodiversity conservation

 

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Patrice NGATSI ZEMKO’s research revolves around sustainable agriculture, with a primary focus on crop protection and entomology. His work addresses the intricate balance between plant health, pest management, and environmental sustainability. Through extensive studies on cassava genotypes and the scale insect pest Stictococcus vayssierei, he explores innovative approaches for integrated pest management (IPM) and biopesticides. Additionally, his investigations into the phytochemical analysis of plant extracts demonstrate a commitment to alternative methods, promoting a healthier ecosystem. Dr. NGATSI ZEMKO’s diverse research contributions align with his dedication to One Health principles and the conservation of biodiversity in agriculture. 🌿🔬👨‍🔬

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. “Response of Cassava Genotypes to Scale Insect Infestation”
    • Authors: Ngatsi, P.Z., Ndongo, B., Ambang, Z., … Manga, J.N., Djiéto-Lordon, C.
    • Journal: Current Research in Insect Science, 2024, 5, 100071
    • 🌿 Explores cassava genotypes’ reactions to the scale insect pest Stictococcus vayssierei for sustainable pest management.
  2. “Chemical Characterization and Insecticidal Effect of Moringa oleifera L. Seeds on Bean Weevil”
    • Authors: Songwe, T.A., Ndongo, B., Tueguem Kuate, N.W., … Zengin, G., Ambang, Z.
    • Journal: Natural Resources for Human Health, 2022, 2(2), 114–120
    • 🌱 Investigates Moringa oleifera seed extracts for their chemical composition and insecticidal impact on the common bean weevil.
  3. “Phenotypic Characterization of Phakopsora pachyrhizi Isolates in Cameroon”
    • Authors: Gbaporo, F.C.G., Ndogho, A.P., Dida, S.L.L., … Chedjou, C.B.W., Ambang, Z.
    • Journal: Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology, 2022, 34(1), 105–115
    • 🌾 Focuses on the phenotypic traits of Phakopsora pachyrhizi isolates, contributing to understanding soybean rust in Cameroon.
  4. “Crop Genotype and Stem Cutting Impact on Cassava Root Scale Infestation”
    • Authors: Ngatsi, P.Z., Ndongo, B., Kutnjem, D., Djieto-Lordon, C.
    • Journal: Phytoparasitica, 2020, 48(4), 629–641
    • 🌱 Investigates the influence of crop genotype and stem cutting on the infestation pressure of cassava root scale.

 

Michael Kinyua | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Dr Michael Kinyua | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Senior Research Associate at  International Centre for Tropical Agriculture, Kenya

Kinyua Michael Wanjohi, a Kenyan national, is a seasoned agronomist with a strong focus on gender- and youth-responsive agricultural solutions. He holds a Ph.D. in Agroforestry and Rural Development from Kenyatta University (2023) and a Master’s degree in the same field (2019). Additionally, Kinyua has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Nairobi (2014).

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education:

  • PhD in Agroforestry and Rural Development, Kenyatta University (2020 – Dec 2023)
  • Master’s in Agroforestry and Rural Development, Kenyatta University (2015 – 2019)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi (2010 – 2014)

Work Experience:

  • Senior Research Associate in Agronomy at Alliance for Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (ABC) (2017 – present)
  • Leading various projects across Africa, including Sustainable Intensification in Mixed Farming Systems (SI-MFS) in Malawi, Excellency in Agronomy in Kenya, and Climate Smart Agriculture in Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
  • Led the development of ‘Mbili-Mbili’ technology to bridge legume yield gaps in Tanzania, now scaling in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Ghana.
  • Coordinated John Deere mechanization project, assessing maize and beans monoculture systems.
  • Involved in Long-term trials on sustainable intensification in Central Kenya.
  • Contributed to testing crop yield and agronomic biofortification in a collaborative project in Kenya.
  • Consultant at International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (2014 – 2015) – involved in data mining and building databases.

Achievements and Awards:

  • Developed ‘Mbili-Mbili’ cropping system innovation adopted in Tanzania and undergoing trials in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Ghana.
  • Created a hands-on field manual for smallholder activities in Tanzania.
  • Developed Cropping Systems Assessment Sustainability Tool (CROSST) in 2019.
  • IITA graduate research fellow for PhD research in 2021.
  • Developed the first micronutrient database for assessing maize yield response in sub-Saharan Africa.

Personal Achievements:

  • Passionate about sustainable agriculture and empowering women and youth in farming communities.
  • Dedicated to bridging yield gaps, improving crop resilience, and promoting innovative farming solutions.

 

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Kinyua Michael Wanjohi’s research spans diverse agricultural domains, with a primary focus on sustainable farming systems and agronomic innovations. His work, as showcased in numerous publications, delves into the socio-economic aspects of novel technologies, such as Mbili-Mbili and Doubled-Up Legume, in Babati, Tanzania. In Northern Tanzania, he explores the agronomic and economic performance of legume-legume and cereal-legume intercropping systems. In the Central Highlands of Kenya, Kinyua investigates variations in plant nutrient allocation, physiological development patterns, and soil structural characteristics influenced by zero-tillage systems. His research integrates participatory action, social networks, and gender dynamics in soil fertility management, contributing significantly to the understanding of sustainable agriculture. 🌍🌾

 

Citations:
  • Citations: The individual has received 259 citations across 240 documents, suggesting that their work has been widely recognized and referenced by other researchers.
  • Documents: The person has produced 12 documents, such as research papers, articles, or other scholarly works.
  • h-index: The h-index is a metric that combines the number of publications and their citation impact. With an h-index of 4, it means that there are at least 4 publications that have each been cited at least 4 times.

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. “Soil bacterial community is influenced by long-term integrated soil fertility management practices in a Ferralsol in Western Kenya”
    • Authors: Bolo, P., Mucheru-Muna, M., Mwirichia, R.K., Ayaga, G., Kihara, J.
    • Journal: Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, 2024, 3(1), e12090
  2. “Influence of Farmyard Manure Application on Potential Zinc Solubilizing Microbial Species Abundance in a Ferralsol of Western Kenya”
    • Authors: Bolo, P., Mucheru-Muna, M.W., Mwirichia, R.K., Ayaga, G., Kihara, J.
    • Journal: Agriculture (Switzerland), 2023, 13(12), 2217
  3. “The impact of participatory action research and endogenous integrated soil fertility management on farm-gate dietary outputs in northern Tanzania”
    • Authors: Mponela, P., Manda, J., Kinyua, M., Kihara, J.
    • Journal: Heliyon, 2023, 9(11), e21888
  4. “Maize grain yield and grain zinc concentration response to zinc fertilization: A meta-analysis”
    • Authors: Mutambu, D., Kihara, J., Mucheru-Muna, M., Bolo, P., Kinyua, M.
    • Journal: Heliyon, 2023, 9(5), e16040
  5. “Agronomic and economic performance of legume-legume and cereal-legume intercropping systems in Northern Tanzania”
    • Authors: Kinyua, M.W., Kihara, J., Bekunda, M., Fischer, G., Mucheru-Muna, M.W.
    • Journal: Agricultural Systems, 2023, 205, 103589

 

Prof Sanjib Pohit | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Prof Sanjib Pohit | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Professor at NCAER, India

Sanjib Pohit is a renowned economist with a Ph.D. in Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi. Currently serving as a Professor at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in New Delhi, India, he has held various significant positions in academia and research institutions.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education:

  • 🎓 Ph.D. in Economics, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), N. Delhi, India (1993)
  • 🎓 M. Stat. (Quantitative Economics & Planning), ISI, Calcutta & N. Delhi (1985)
  • 🎓 B. Stat. (Honours), ISI, Calcutta (1983)

Professional Experience:

  • 🏆 Top 8% in India, Top 14% in Asia (RePEc data ranking)
  • 🌐 Featured in Who’s Who in the World list of 2020

Teaching Experience:

  • 📚 Taught courses on Trade and Technology, Indian Economy and Policy
  • 🎓 Guest Lecturer at IIM Lucknow-NOIDA

Professional Advisory and Achievements:

  • 📝 Managing Editor (-ex) of Margin – Journal of Applied Economic Research
  • 🌐 Member of Asian Council of Science Editors
  • 🎓 Selected for Gopal Krishna Gokhale Memorial Annual Prize for outstanding article (2021)
  • 🏆 Earhart scholarship for participating in the Richard Coase Institute’s Workshop (2001)

Administrative Experience:

  • 📚 Member of Library Committee and Intellectual Property Group at CSIR-NISTADS
  • 🏛 Member of Management Council and Knowledge Resource Committee at NCAER
  • 🌐 Organizer of various workshops and conferences on economic and statistical issues

Sanjib Pohit is a distinguished economist with expertise in international trade, institutional economics, and climate change. His extensive research contributions, leadership in various projects, and academic endeavors underscore his commitment to advancing economic knowledge. With a diverse background and a global perspective, Pohit continues to make significant contributions to the field of economics.

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Sanjib Pohit’s research primarily centers on enhancing economic relations and shaping policies for sustainable growth. His co-edited work, “India-Pakistan Trade: Strengthening Economic Relations,” reflects a commitment to fostering bilateral ties. Additionally, publications like “GHG Emissions and Economic Growth” underscore his focus on environmental sustainability. The “India Science & Technology” volumes, co-edited by Pohit, delve into the nation’s technological landscape. Collaborative efforts on trade perception surveys and analyses of futures market impacts showcase his keen interest in economic dynamics. Pohit’s work in investment policy, evident in publications like “Investment Policy in India,” highlights a broader commitment to shaping strategic economic agendas. 📈🌍

 

Citations:
  • 555 Citations: This represents the total number of times the person’s work has been cited by other researchers, indicating the impact and influence of their contributions.
  • 516 Documents: This likely refers to the total number of scholarly documents authored or co-authored by the individual.
  • 35 Documents: This could represent the number of documents that have been used or referenced in various research contexts.
  • 9 h-index: The h-index is a measure that considers both the number of publications and the number of citations. An h-index of 9 means that there are 9 documents that have each been cited at least 9 times.

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Measuring Export Related Port Logistics in India: An Attempt to Rank Major Ports
    • Authors: D. Mukhopadhyay, S. Pohit, D.B. Gupta
    • Journal: Foreign Trade Review, 2023, 58(3), pp. 401–411
  2. The Economic Implications of Air Pollution: A Case of Two Cities
    • Authors: S.R. Chowdhury, S. Pohit, R. Singh
    • Journal: Margin, 2023, 17(1-2), pp. 94–112
  3. Garnering the fiscal stimulus: A bargaining game
    • Authors: I. De, S. Pohit
    • Journal: Economic and Political Weekly, 2021, 56(3), pp. 16–19
  4. Recycling carbon tax for inclusive green growth: A CGE analysis of India
    • Authors: V.P. Ojha, S. Pohit, J. Ghosh
    • Journal: Energy Policy, 2020, 144, 111708
    • Citations: 64

 

Eduardo Pereira Cabral Gomes | Crop Production | Best Paper Award

Dr Eduardo Pereira Cabral Gomes | Crop Production | Best Paper Award

Pesquisador Científico at  Instituto de Pesquisas Ambientais, Brazil

Eduardo Pereira Cabral Gomes is a Brazilian ecologist born on February 9, 1962, in São Paulo. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of São Paulo, obtained in 1998, with a focus on the dynamics of the arboreal component of a forest area in São Paulo. His academic journey also includes a Master’s degree in Ecology and a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, both from the University of São Paulo.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

👨‍🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Ecology, University of São Paulo, 1993-1998
  • M.Sc. in Ecology, University of São Paulo, 1988-1992
  • Specialization in Mathematics and Statistics, Federal University of Lavras, 2005-2007
  • B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, University of São Paulo, 1981-1984

Professional Experience:

  1. Instituto de Botânica – IBT
    • Position: Public Servant
    • Director of Reserva Biológica do Alto da Serra de Paranapiacaba
  2. SENAC – SENAC
    • Position: Adjunct Professor V
    • Research in Biodiversity and Conservation
  3. Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie – MACKENZIE
    • Position: Part-time Lecturer
    • Taught courses in Mathematics and Botany
  4. Universidade de Taubaté – UNITAU
    • Position: Collaborator
    • Accredited Professor in the Environmental Sciences Postgraduate Program
  5. Universidade São Judas Tadeu – USJT
    • Position: Collaborator
    • Taught courses in Terrestrial Ecology

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

  • Ecological Plant Dynamics
  • Biodiversity and Conservation Management
  • Phytosociology and Population Dynamics

Citations:

  • Citations: The person has received a total of 204 citations across 193 documents. This indicates the impact and influence of their research within the academic community.
  • Documents: The individual has contributed to 19 documents. These could be research papers, articles, or other scholarly publications.
  • h-index: The h-index is a metric that reflects both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s work. In this case, the h-index is 8. This means that there are 8 papers that have each been cited at least 8 times.

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Title: Impacts of bamboo dominance and die-off on seedling dynamics in a tropical secondary forest (Brazil)
    • Authors: Grombone Guaratini, M.T., Gomes, E.P.C., Alves, L.F.
    • Journal: Austral Ecology, 2024, 49(1), e13479
  2. Title: Litter decomposition in a remnant of Atlantic Rain Forest and bamboo dominance
    • Authors: Vieira, M.S., Dos Santos, A.R., Lopes, M.I.M.S., Gomes, E.P.C.
    • Journal: Forest Systems, 2022, 31(3), e019
    • Citations: 1
  3. Title: Community structure of polypores (Basidiomycota) in a restored Brazilian Forest
    • Authors: Alcantara, A.A., Pires, R.M., Gomes, E.P.C., Barbosa, L.M., Gugliotta, A.M.
    • Journal: Lilloa, 2022, 59, pp. 409–426
  4. Title: The success of algae with luxury P uptake and mixotrophy in P-limiting periphyton within-reservoir spatial heterogeneity
    • Authors: Ferragut, C., dos Santos, T.R., Pellegrini, B.G., Souza, M.L., Gomes, E.P.C.
    • Journal: Hydrobiologia, 2022, 849(15), pp. 3435–3447
  5. Title: Ecological implications of twentieth-century reforestation programs for the urban forests of São Paulo, Brazil: a study based on litterfall and nutrient cycling
    • Authors: Ferreira, M.L., Barbosa, M.F., Gomes, E.P.C., de Camargo, P.B., Lafortezza, R.
    • Journal: Ecological Processes, 2021, 10(1), 27
  6. Title: Floral morphology and pollen viability of an endangered and endemic Bromeliaceae species from the Atlantic Forest
    • Authors: Santos, V.L.D., Nievola, C.C., Fidalgo, A.D.O., Gomes, E.P.C., da Luz, C.F.P.
    • Journal: Grana, 2021, 60(5), pp. 327–346

 

 

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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Yasmeen  Saleem | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Dr Yasmeen  Saleem | Crop Production |  Best Researcher Award

Dr. Yasmeen Saleem is a highly skilled professional with a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Sargodha, Sargodha. She specializes in plant tissue culture and has a strong background in investigating the genetic basis of abiotic/biotic stresses in plants. Her expertise extends to the development of resistance through tissue culture techniques and proficiency in statistical analyses.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education:

🎓 PhD in Plant Tissue Culture, University of Sargodha, Sargodha
📜 M.Phil. in Botany (2014), University of Agriculture Faisalabad
📜 M.Sc. in Botany (2007), BZU Multan
📜 B.Sc. in Botany, Zoology, Chemistry (2004), BZU Multan

Skills:

👩‍🏫 Teaching at graduate and post-graduate level
🧬 Investigation of genetic basis of abiotic/biotic stresses in Plants
🌱 Development of Resistance through Tissue Culture technique
📊 Statistical analyses

Research Experience:

🔬 M.Phil. Thesis: “Interactive effect of nickel and proline on growth and physiological attributes on two wheat genotypes”

📚 PhD Thesis (2016-2022): “In vitro screening of Lead (Pb) toxicity by morphological and biochemical characterization of callus in sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.)”

Teaching Experience:

🏫 COMAND College Sahiwal (May 2007 – August 2008)
🏫 College Teacher Intern (CTI) at Govt. Post-Graduate College, Sahiwal (September 2008 – May 2011)
🏫 Minhaj University of Lahore (Visiting Faculty, October 2014 – October 2015)

Dr. Yasmeen Saleem is a dedicated botanist with expertise in plant tissue culture, genetic studies, and teaching. With a strong research background focusing on stress tolerance and resistance development in plants, she contributes significantly to the field of botany. 🌿

🔍 Research Focus:

Dr. Yasmeen Saleem’s research primarily focuses on enhancing the resilience and productivity of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) under various conditions. 🌱 Her work includes investigating the ameliorative effects of ascorbic acid on lead toxicity in sugarcane under in vitro conditions, contributing to environmental science and pollution research (IF 5.1). Additionally, she explores the synergetic effects of different plant growth regulators on micropropagation of sugarcane, highlighting advancements in agricultural practices (IF 3.4). Dr. Saleem also conducts a comparative in vitro study on lead tolerance in sugarcane genotypes, emphasizing the importance of plant tolerance mechanisms (IF 4.2). Her upcoming research delves into the relationship of digital ground cover with seed morphometric and yield-related traits in wheat varieties, addressing agricultural sustainability in semi-arid regions. 🌾

 

 

Jiaxun Xin | Crop Production | Best Scholar Award

Mr Jiaxun Xin | Crop Production | Best Scholar Award

Undergraduate student at  Minzu University of China

Jiaxun Xin, a 22-year-old male from Minzu University of China, is an undergraduate student specializing in Landscape Ecology and Sustainable Crop Production. Under the mentorship of landscape ecologist Yu Peng, he has devoted two years to researching macro ecology using remote sensing, big data, and machine learning. Currently pursuing his studies, Jiaxun has authored six SCI papers, including a significant contribution as the first author to the paper titled “Both class- and landscape-level patterns influence crop yield,” published in the European Journal of Agronomy.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Academic Journey:

Jiaxun embarked on his research journey in the second semester of his sophomore year, delving into macro ecology using cutting-edge technologies like remote sensing, big data, and machine learning.

🌾 Expertise:

Jiaxun’s expertise lies in evaluating the intricate relationship between landscape metrics, climate variables, and crop yields for maize, rice, and wheat in China. His findings suggest that shaping both class- and landscape-level patterns can be instrumental in enhancing crop yield, providing valuable insights for global food security.

🏆 Awards and Recognition:

Jiaxun Xin has been recognized as a Young Scientist, reflecting his dedication and contributions to the field of ecology.

Research Focus:

Jiaxun Xin’s research endeavors predominantly center around the intricate interplay of landscape patterns and their profound impact on crop yield and plant diversity. His work spans diverse categories, including:

  1. Landscape Ecology 🏞️: Jiaxun explores the effects of landscape patterns on plant species diversity globally, shedding light on the dynamic relationships that shape ecosystems.
  2. Crop Yield and Climate Change 🌾🌍: With a keen focus on sustainable crop production, he delves into understanding how both class- and landscape-level patterns influence crop yield, offering crucial insights in the face of climate change challenges.
  3. Spatial Dynamics in Plant Communities 🌐🌿: Jiaxun investigates the global patterns and drivers of spatial autocorrelation in plant communities within protected areas, contributing to our understanding of biodiversity conservation.
  4. Functional Traits and Climate Factors 🍃🌧️: His work extends to linking leaf functional traits with soil and climate factors in forest ecosystems, providing valuable knowledge for ecosystem management.

Jiaxun Xin’s diverse research categories showcase his commitment to addressing complex ecological challenges, making significant contributions to the fields of landscape ecology, crop yield sustainability, and biodiversity conservation.

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