Organizing Committee Members Series of - Microbiology Conferences
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Ananda M. Chakrabarty (Biography)
Ananda M. Chakrabarty -Ph.D. is a Bengali American microbiologist, scientist, and researcher, most notable for his work in directed evolution and his role in developing a genetically engineered organism using plasmid transfer while working at GE. Prof. Chakrabarty genetically engineered a new species of Pseudomonas bacteria (â€the oil-eating bacteriaâ€) in 1971 while working for the Research & Development Centre at General Electric Company in Schenectady, New York. At the time, four known species of oil-metabolizing bacteria were known to exist, Prof. Chakrabarty discovered a method for genetic cross-linking that fixed all four plasmid genes in place and produced a new, stable, bacteria species (now called pseudomonas putida) capable of consuming oil one or two orders of magnitude faster than the previous four strains of oil-eating microbes. The new microbe, which Chakrabarty called â€œmulti-plasmid hydrocarbon-degrading Pseudomonas,â€ could digest about two-thirds of the hydrocarbons that would be found in a typical oil spill. The bacteria drew international attention when he applied for a patentâ€”the first-ever patent for living organism. Currently, his lab is working on elucidating the role of bacterial cupredoxins and cytochromes in cancer regression and arresting cell cycle progression. He has isolated a bacterial protein, azurin, with potential antineoplastic properties. He has expanded his labâ€™s work to include multiple microbiological species, including Neisseria, Plasmodia, and Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. In 2001, Prof. Chakrabarty founded a company, CDG Therapeutics, (incorporated in Delaware) which holds proprietary information related to five patents generated by his work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Chakrabarty is currently a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Apart from being an eminent scientist, Ananda Chakrabarty has been an advisor to judges, governments, and the UN. As one of the founding members of a UNIDO Committee that proposed the establishment of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), he has been a member of its Council of Scientific Advisors ever since. He has also served the Stockholm Environment Institute of Sweden. Dr. Chakrabarty has also served as a member of NIAG, the NATO Industrial Advisory Group based in Brussels, Belgium. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Einstein Institute for Science, Health and the Courts, where he participates in judicial education. More recently, he has been involved in international judicial work, serving as a Scientific Advisor for meetings in Hawaii and Ottawa, Canada, organized by the Supreme Court of Canada. For his work in genetic engineering technology, he was awarded the civilian Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2007.
Ananda M. Chakrabarty (Research Area)
His main interests include Promiscuous bacterial protein/peptide drugs with anticancer, anti-viral and anti-parasitic activities, Pseudomonas surfactants and etc.
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Ziad A.ElNasser completed his Ph.D. in Pathology and Microbiology from Brigham Young University, 1986. He has completed Bsc. in Medicine and Surgery from University Of Jordan, 1980. Present he is Clinical Pathologist, (Clinical Microbiology) King Abdulla University Hospital, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto Canada, Director of CISEPO (Canadian International Science Exchange program, Jordan Branch) and Associate Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology.
Ziad A.ElNasser(Research Area)
Pathology and Microbiology
Mamdouh Ibrahim Nassar(Biography)
Mamdouh Nassar was born in Cairo. He graduated a Bachelor's Degree from Biology (zoology, botany, and toxicology) Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University. received his MSc Degree in from the same University. PhD degree (channel system) between University of Maryland College Park (USA) and Cairo University. He had many studies for field of sleeping sickness and malaria diseases of vectors stomoxys calcitrans and anopheles in USA Florida , jazan and jeda. staff member program (visitor exchange), University of Maryland College Park, USA. He is a professor of biological sciences at Cairo University, King Abd-Alziz, University Jazan and King Khalid Universities. He was worked at laboratory staff, for dietary microbiology at environmental system service, Beltsville, USA. He was also consultant advisor at Home care company and Al-nasr chemicals company.
Mamdouh Ibrahim Nassar(Research Area)
Isolation and identification of natural bioactive compounds, Natural toxins, and Environmental Safety, Biosafety and chemical hazards, Toxins and Human health.
Michigan State University
Dr. Nassiri is a former Associate Dean of Global Health at the Michigan State University (MSU). He also served as the MSU director of Institute of International Health. He is currently Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and, lecturer in Global Health, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. He currently works on international public health issues relating to chronic diseases and has expertise in global health. He has made contributions in various fields of medical sciences including clinical investigation and health education. Based on his extensive experience and expertise in chronic infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, as well as antimicrobial resistance and human gut microbiome, he had developed clinical research programs in Brazil, South Africa, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Mexico. He had served as editorial board member for the journal of HIV and AIDS Review. He is currently on editorial board member for AIDS Patient Care and STDs, J of AIDS Clin Res., and Int. J. of Global Health. Prof. Nassiri has delivered seminar presentations on Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, HIV/AIDS, Global Health, antibiotic resistance, and public health interventions in numerous national and international conferences and conducted workshops on these topics. He is internationally recognized for his work in the areas of building effective international partnerships particularly in global health, community health, clinical care capacity building, and technical assistance mechanism. He is the founder of Michigan State University Osteopathic and Primary Health Clinic in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He has developed academic and research partnership programs with Federal University of Para Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belem, Brazil. In addition, he has served as scientific and organizing committee member for numerous international meetings and symposia. As for his current academic activities in medicine, he currently directs three online courses; Tropical Medicine, Pharmacotherapy of Infectious Diseases, and Management of Human Viral Infections.
Reza Nassiri(Research Area)
Clinical Pharmacology of HIV/AIDS, Viral Pathogenesis, Antibiotic Resistance, Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, Global health, and Community-based Public Health Interventions. In collaboration with his Brazilian colleagues, he conducts research in the eastern Brazilian Amazon population on incidence and prevalence of HIV, TB, Hepatitis C, HPV, as well as antimicrobial resistance.
Edith Cowan University
Ian James Martins (Biography)
Dr. Ian Martins is a Reveiwer for international journals. Chief Editor for International Journal of Diabetes Research (2014-2017), Research and Reviews: Neuroscience (2016-2017), Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Studies. BIT Member (BIT Congress. Inc) with H-index of 43, (ResearchGate STATs (23), Mendeley STATS (20). Scientist for Science Advisory Board (USA)/Academic with Academia.edu. Citations > 3000. ResearchGateâ€™s analysis available on google, Tweet, Facebook, Lindekin under Ian James Martinsâ€™ name > 96% of the international SCIENTISTS. Lifetime Membership by International Agency for Standards and Ratings as Fellow for Diabetes, Medical Science (Nutrition). Conferred with the RICHARD KUHN RESEARCH AWARD-2015 ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM. i
Ian James Martins (Research Area)
Biomedical and Clinical Research
Dr. Debasish Chattopadhya, MD, FRC Path (UK) is a medical microbiologist by profession. He has spent his life time in research primarily focused on immunology of infectious diseases. He held the post of Additional Director and Head, Centre for AIDS and related Diseases, National Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, prior to his superannuation. He was appointed short-term consultant by WHO for training on blood safety in various South East Asian Countries. Dr. Chattopadhya is currently engaged in research on the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Debasish Chattopadhya(Research Area)
His research on hazards of remunerated blood donation system in the country documented by numerous international publications was an important contribution towards the imposition of a legal ban on remunerated blood donation in India. He had a parallel interest in research on Tropical diseases, mainly Leprosy, Food safety and Antimicrobial resistance.
Foundation T. & L de Beaumont Bonelli for cancer research
Giulio Tarro, graduated from Medicine School of Naples University. Research Associate at Division of Virology and Cancer Research, Childrenâ€™s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a Professor of Oncological Virology at University of Naples. He worked for National Research Council, Rome, and for National Cancer Institute, Frederick Center, Maryland. He became Division Chief of Virology, and then Department Chief of Diagnostic Laboratories, D. Cotugno Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Naples; Emeritus, 2006-. Since 2007 he is Chairman Committee on Biotechnologies and Virus Sphere World Academy Biomedical Technologies, UNESCO, and Adjunct Professor Department Biology Temple University College of Science and Techology, Philadelphia. Recipient of the Sbarro Health Research Organization lifetime achievement award (2010). His researches have been concerned with the characterization of specific virus-induced tumor antigens, which were the â€œfinger-printsâ€ left behind in human cancer. Achievements include patents in field; discovery of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in infant deaths in Naples and of tumor liberated protein as a tumor associated antigen, 55 kilodalton protein overexpressed in lung tumors and other epithelial adenocarcinomas. President Foundation de Beaumont Bonelli for Cancer Research.
Giulio Tarro(Research Area)
Murine Virology, Antiviral Chemotherapy, Effects of inhibitors on viraI replication, Studies on the role of herpesviruses in cancer, Tumor Immunology Pathology of AIDS