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.”

 

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🎓 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.

 

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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.

 

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🎓 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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Dr Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab | Food Security | Women Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab | Food Security | Women Researcher Award

Faculty member at  soil and water research institute, Iran

Dr. Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab Zavareh is a Research Assistant Professor at the Soil and Water Research Institute (SWRI) with a focus on Food Security and Nutrition, Health monitoring of agricultural products, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures. Her expertise extends to the determination of heavy metals and oil pollutants in agricultural products through environmental sample analysis.

 

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📚 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran (2009-2014)
  • M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran (2006-2008)
  • B.Sc. in Pure Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran (2002-2006)

💼 Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • EndNote Program
  • Teaching (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geometry, English)
  • Cooking

🔬 Research Interests:

  • Food Security and Nutrition
  • Health monitoring of agricultural products
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Procedures
  • Determination of heavy metals in agricultural products
  • Determination of oil pollutants in agricultural products
  • Environmental Sample Analysis

🌍 Memberships:

  • Iranian Chemical Society
  • Iranian Soil Science Association

Research Focus:

Dr. Hasheminasab’s research focus revolves around the development and application of innovative techniques for environmental and food security analyses. Her work spans electrochemical synthesis of compounds, efficient methods for drug determination, and novel approaches for assessing pollutants in water. Notably, she has contributed significantly to the field of microextraction, utilizing nano materials like carbon nanotubes to enhance efficiency. Her groundbreaking work on electromembrane extraction, combined with various analytical methods, demonstrates a commitment to advancing environmental and health monitoring. Dr. Hasheminasab’s contributions have a profound impact on ensuring the quality and safety of agricultural products. 🌱👩‍🔬 #AnalyticalChemistry #EnvironmentalScience #InnovativeResearch

citations:

Dr. Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab Zavareh’s research has garnered notable recognition, with 570 citations in total and an h-index of 11. Since 2019, she has received 299 citations, maintaining a consistent impact in the academic community. Her i10-index, reflecting the number of publications with at least 10 citations, stands at 14 overall and 10 since 2019. These metrics underscore her significant contributions to the field of Analytical Chemistry and highlight the enduring relevance of her work in recent years. 📊👩‍🔬 #ResearchImpact #AnalyticalChemistry #Citations