2024 the 14th International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering (14th ICBB2024)

ICBB 2024  October 21- 23, 2024. Naples, Italy
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ICBB2024 Previous Speakers

Previous Speakers of ICBB

Prof. Ikuro ABE
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Ikuro Abe received his B.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1989) from The University of Tokyo. After two years postdoctoral research with Professor Guy Ourisson at the CNRS Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, and mostly with Professor Michel Rohmer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse (1989-1991), he moved to the USA to work with Professor Glenn D. Prestwich at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1991-1996) and then at the University of Utah (1996-1998). He returned to Japan to join the faculty at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka (1998-2009), and is currently Professor at The University of Tokyo (2009-).  H-index: 39.
Research Interests: mostly focus on exploring and engineering the natural products biosynthesis.
Presentation Title: Engineered Biosynthesis of Medicinal Natural Products

Prof. Bozena Kaminska-Kaczmarek
Head of Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Graduated in 1985 from the University of Warsaw; did Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1991) at the Nencki Institute and postdoctoral training in 1994-1996 at the McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She returned to lead a research group at the Nencki Institute where she has been ever since. In 2001-2002 was a visiting scientist at the Brain Research Institute, UCLA, USA. In 2003 she received a national Professorship and became a head of the Laboratory of Transcription Regulation; in 2013 created a new Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology. H-index: 42.
Research Interests:Kaminska's group is focused on understanding molecular mechanisms of neuroinflammation and cancer related inflammation, in particular the role of chromatin modifications in transcription and their involvement in cancer.
Presentation Title: Re-activating the innate immune system against cancer with synthetic short peptides and nanotechnology

Prof. Tomasz Twardowski
Head of Department of Protein Biosynthesis, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
He is author of nearly 80 original experimental works, over 100 scientific statements, more than 200 review works and around 70 popular articles as well as author, co-author or scientific editor of 25 books. He has been promotor of 10 doctoral dissertations.
Research Interests: the regulatory mechanism of genome expression in eukaryotic systems, particularly in plants.
Presentation Title: Legal and Social Limitations of the Progress in Plant Biotechnology in EU
Prof. Dr. Takashi Jin
Nano-Bio Probes lab. RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR), Japan
Research Interests: research and develops novel nano-bio probes for visualization of molecular and cellular dynamics in biological systems
Presentation Title: Recent progress in molecular-imaging and techniques based on near-infrared fluorescent probes in the second optical window (1000-1400nm)  (To be confirmed)

Prof. Dr. Silvia Mittler
Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
She is running the Laboartory for Photonics of Surfaces and Interfeces, she was holding a Tier I Canada Reaserch Chair for 7 years (2004-2011). Her research was selected various times for an issue of the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research.
Research Interests: Photonics of Surfaces and Interfaces: biomedical interface microscopy and sensors
Presentation Title: Omcvd gold nanoparticles for sensing: a waveguide transmission sensor and an ensemble linewidth narrowing effect
Dr. Derek James Dosdall
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Depatment of Surgery, University of Utah, USA.
Research Interests:  focus on mapping of cardiac arrhythmias. He has developed chronic animal models of atrial fibrillation to investigate the substrate and conduction changes that occur in the cardiac tissue over time. 
Presentation Title: Revolutionizing Treatments for Cardiac Arrhythmias through Biomedical Engineering (To be confirmed)
Dr. Naseem A. Gaur
Yeast Biofuel Group, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India
Research Interests: Focuses on the development of novel strains for second generation biofuels production, with special emphasis on yeast, Surface display of enzymes and consolidated bioprocessing. Monocomponent cellulase production and development of novel cocktails for deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass.  He also maintains a strong interest in the field of multidrug resistance in human fungal pathogens.
Presentation Title: Yeast metabolic engineering for production of fuels and chemicals

Prof.Dr. Poonsuk Prasertsan
Department of Industrial Biotechnology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.
Current research: process development for production of valuable bioproducts such as ALA, enzymes, biopolymers, 1,3-propanediol, bioactive compound, compost, SCP, etc. from agro-industrial wastes and their applications; Improvement of wastewater treatment system; Biohydrogen production using dark- and photo-fermentation
Research interests: Environmental Biotechnology, Waste Utilization / Treatment, Fermentation Technology, Enzyme Technology
Presentation Title: Valorization of crude glycerol and tuna precooking water for production of biofuel and bioproducts from Enterobacter aerogenes

Dr. Giuliana d'Ippolito
Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare ICB-CNR, Italy
Author of more than 60 original research papers published on ISI journals, 1 patent, 1 book chapter. ISI-WOS h-index 16
Research Expertise: Isolation and structural elucidation of marine bioactive metabolites; functional products from marine organisms; related bio-based processes
Presentation Title: A sustainable bioprocess based on the marine microorganism Thermotoga neapolitana for the production of energy and functional products: perspectives and potential industrial applications

Dr. András Balogh
Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Germany
Research Topics: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Cancer Research Methods, Cancer Biology
Presentation Title: TBA
Dr. Nicola Wilck 
Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Germany
Research Topics: Cell Biology, Immunology, Cardiology, Physiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Presentation Title: TBA
Dr. Lajos Markó
Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Germany
Research Topics: Currently focused on the understanding of the regulation of sodium homeostasis and its role in certain diseases such as psoriasis.
Presentation Title: Sodium Accumulates in the Skin of Psoriasis Patients and in Mice with Psoriasis-like Skin Disease 
Dr. Wolfgang Fecke
Director General of EU-OPENSCREEN
Research Interests: chemical biology, drug discovery and target validation, assay development and high throughput screening.
Presentation Title: Access Models for the Chemical Biology Infrastructure EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC
Prof. Xiongming Du
Professor, Institute of Cotton Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China. 
Research Area: Cotton genetics and germplasm
Presentation Title: Dissection of complicate genetic architecture and Identifying favorable alleles for improving key agronomic traits by genome-wide association study in upland cotton
Appologize that considering the total number of speakers, we could not list them all here, please refer the detailed program or the presentation list below.

Dr. Pukánszky Béla
Laboratory of Plastics and Rubber Technology, Department of Physical Chemistry and Material Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Research Interests: Interfacial phenomena in heterogeneous polymer systems; Natural and biodegradable polymers; Medical application of polymers, catheters, scaffolds; Degradation and stabilization of polymers; natural antioxidants; Morphology of crystalline polymers, melting, crystallization, nucleation. Current H-index: 56
Presentation Title: Halloysite support for an enzyme and its use for the controlled enzymatic degradation of PCL

Prof. Dr. Nongyue He
State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, China
Research Interests: Nanotechnology; Biosensors; Biomaterials; Controlled drug delivery; Biochips; Microarrays; Biomedical devices
Presentation Title: Selection of specific DNA aptamers for molecular classification of breast cancer subtypes
Prof. Dr. Shin-ichiro SUYE
Department of Fiber Science and Technology, University of Fukui, Japan
Research Interests: Development of novel catalytic materials; Isolation of useful microorganisms; Development of novel biosensing system; Research for control of cell behaviors on nano-materials
Presentation Title: Biodevice for biofuel cells combined with carbon nanomaterial and carbon binding peptide fused enzyme

Dr. Gábor Kocsy
Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Agricultural Institute of the Centre for Agricultural Research of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Research Interests: the study of the redox control of development and stress response in plants by physiological, biochemical and molecular biological methods. He has the following scientific parameters: cumulative IF – 96.5, independent citations – 1192, H-index – 21.
Presentation Title: Involvement of the ascorbate-glutathione cycle in the control of miRNAs and their targets in wheat

Dr. Naseem A. Gaur
Yeast Biofuel Group, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India
Research Interests: Focuses on the development of novel strains for second generation biofuels production, with special emphasis on yeast, Surface display of enzymes and consolidated bioprocessing. Monocomponent cellulase production and development of novel cocktails for deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass.  He also maintains a strong interest in the field of multidrug resistance in human fungal pathogens.
Presentation Title: Metabolic engineering of S. cerevisiae natural isolate for C5/C6 co-fermentation
Prof. Dr. Anna Kurzyńska-Kokorniak
Department of Ribonucleoprotein Biochemistry, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Research Interests: Molecular Biology, Systems Biology
Presentation Title: Unknown areas of activity of human ribonuclease Dicer: the annealing activity

Dr. Vincent THERY
Department of Chemistry, University Clermont Auvergne & Institut de Chimie de Clermont Ferrand (ICCF), France
Research Interests:molecular modeling studies, on chemical and biological systems by QM/MM method and molecular dynamics. The research themes are focused on medicinal chemistry, chemical and biochemical reaction mechanism
Presentation Title: New Thiamine diphosphate activation model and therefore new paradigm on ThDP structural function
Dr. Assad Ahmed Al-Thukair
Chemistry Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, 
Research Interests: cyanobacteria, environmental chemistry, marine pollution, marine environment
Presentation Title: Naphthalene and Pyrene degradation by novel bacterial strains isolated from an oil-polluted site in the Arabian Gulf

Dr. László Abrankó
Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Food Science, Szent István University, Hungary
Research Interests: Producers of polyphenols in food, testing their biological activity and developing analytical methods; Instrumental food analysis; Mass spectrometry
Presentation Title: Method for monitoring Zn incorporation in fortified yeast products

Dr. Jan Cerveny
Global Change Research Institute CAS, Domain of Adaptive and Innovative Techniques, Center for Systems Biology, Czech Republic
Research Interests: experimental biology, systems biology; biological rhythms; microalgal biotechnology; development of bio-applications; optimization of bio-production; microalgae selection/breeding; mathematical modeling
Presentation Title: Systems biology approaches for advancing biotechnology of microalgae

Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Strasbourg University, France
Research Interests: membrane and biotechnology processes for the valorization of residual industrial biomasses. Interest in phenolic compounds and lignin
Presentation Title: In-situ extraction of depolymerization products by membrane filtration against lignin condensation
Prof. Emanuele Calabrò
Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences, Messina University, Messina, Italy
Research Interests: electromagnetic fields; electrosmog; biophysics; spectroscopy; solar energy; astrophysics
Presentation Title: Amplification of Amide vibration bands at resonant frequencies of electromagnetic radiation: possible application to the alteration of ions flux in cancer cells 
Dr. Sushil K. Jaiswal
National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S.
Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Stem Cell Biology
Presentation Title: Cell cycle arrest and apoptosis are not dependent on p53 prior to p53-dependent embryonic stem cell differentiation

Department of Bioengineering, Gebze Technical University, Turkey
Research Interests: Biochemistry, Molecular biology
Presentation Title: Phenol Group is key for the Antimicrobial Activity of Terpenoids

Dr. Miyssa I. Abdelmageed
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Research Interests: Highly motivated for the field of genetics with extensive knowledge of computational biology methods, database, genetics, and medical information, Alongside problem- solving skills and ability to analyze biological data. Fully committed to performing research in an environment that fosters creativity
Presentation Title: Design of a Multiepitope-Based Peptide Vaccine against the E Protein of Human COVID-19: An Immunoinformatics Approach

Dr. Roua Sami Ahmed Baty 
Department of Biotechnology, College of Science, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
Research Interests: Pharmacochemistry, pharmacotoxicology, natural products, bioactive substances
Presentation Title: Neuroprotective role of luteolin against lead acetate-induced cortical damage in rats 
Dr. Xu Lu
State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, China
Research Interests: gene discovery, regulation and combinatorial biosynthesis of pharmaceutical terpenoids in plants and engineered yeast.
Presentation Title: Trichome metabolic engineering of artemisinin 

Dr. Mohamed Irfan Mohamed Refai
Department of Biomedical Signals and Systems, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Research Interests: My work contributes to the NeuroCIMT project where I study recovery and compensatory movements in people after stroke in a home situation. I aim to study how sensors can improve our analysis of movement and contribute to feedback in improving their movement at home.
Presentation Title: Portable Gait Lab: Tracking Gait Kinetics and Kinematics Using Only Three Inertial Measurement Units

Dr. Po-Heng Lee
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
Research Interests: 1) the interaction between microbiomes and conductive materials and 2) microbe responses to sub-nanomolar levels of oxygen and antibiotics. Research in his team includes both theoretical/computational and experimental approaches, enabling the manipulations of microbiomes for the environment and human health.
Presentation Title: Air-Breathing Anaerobic Digestion for Biogas Production Enhancement