0Dr. Francisco Fuentes is currently working as Researcher and Professor at Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. His prior working experience includes Researcher at Department of Pharmaceutics, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, USA; International Quinoa Expert, Administration of Foreign Expert of Jilin Province, P. R. China; and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) consultant in Chile.
Samar Shaarawi, Ph.D., is a Senior Resercher at the Fruit Post-harvest Handling Department of the Agricultural Research Center of Giza, Egypt. Her scientific activity deals with the post- harvest quality, pathology and biotehnology of fruit species.
Dr Sanja Aleksić-Kovačević is Head of Pathology Department, at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade,full professor at Department of pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade,since 2005.She obtained her PhD in Veterinary pathology, at University of Belgrade in 1993, after one year PhD doctoral fellowship funded by DAAD at Veterinary Pathology Department, University of Giessen, Germany. Her scientific activities are related to tumor pathology and infectious diseases in field of veterinary pathology.
Prof. Nicolae Corcionivoschi is a Principal Scientific Officer, Head of Food Microbiology Department at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Belfast and Head of the United Kingdom Reference Laboratory for Milk and Milk Products. Having originally studied at Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, King Michael I of Romania, Nicolae went on to study for his PhD in Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh, and continued his research career at University College Dublin and the National Children Research Centre, in Ireland.
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Weiler is a senior scientist at the Institute of Animal Scinence at Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany, with main expertise in pig endocrinology and meat science. She got the venia legendi for animal husbandry and physiology in 1996 from the faculty of agriculture at Hohenheim University and became a professor at the department of animal science at that university in 2015.
Michel Bonneau, Ph.D. is a consultant for IFIP, The French Pork and Pig Institute and for EAAP, the European Federation of Animal Science. His current research activities deal with pork meat quality, particularly regarding in entire male and immune-castrated pigs used as alternatives to surgical castration of piglets. Until 2011 he was a senior scientist with INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural research where he conducted research on pork quality and the sustainability of pig production.
Attila Zsolnai (PhD) is working at the National Agricultural Research Centre – Research Institute for Animal Breeding, Nutrition and Food Science in Hungary. His scientific activities are including but not limited to molecular genetic characterization of wild and domesticated animals such as wildboar, pig, sheep, cattle, etc… He is also involved in feeding experiments where microbiota change in the gut is under scrutiny and in Genome Wide Association studies.
I am an assistant profesor, with main expertise in Food hygiene, at the Animal Production and Food Science Department of the University of Zaragoza (Spain). I am also researcher of the AgriFood Institute of Aragon (IA2) and member of the Consolidated Research Group A01- Analysis and Evaluation of Food Safety (Gobierno de Aragón, Spain).
Jean-Michel MICHAUX is veterinary doctor and biochemistry’s teacher in the National Veterinary School Maison d’Alfort (Paris). He is also the President of Technical and Scientific Institute of Animal in Cities (ISTAV). This Insitute develops two mains themes which are: how to promote a better integration of pets in our cities ; how to develop a better strategy to reduce pest invasion in cities, farms and agrifood industry.
Doctor of Biotechnical Sciences (Agriculture & Forestry). Lecturer at the Department of Geography of the University of Montenegro (2015-ongoing), earlier at the Biotechnical faculty / Institute of Agriculture of the University of Montenegro (since 1995). Working for the International Fund for Agricultural Development focusing on specific Montenegrin contextual factors of relevance.
Oscar Vicente was born in 1956, in Madrid (Spain), where he graduated in Biochemistry in 1976 and obtained his PhD in Sciences in 1983. After a three-year postdoctoral period at the Friedich-Miescher Institut, in Basel (Switzerland), in 1988 he moved to the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, University of Vienna (Austria), where he established and led a research group working on different aspects of plant reproductive biology and its biotechnological applications, and on the molecular characterization of pollen allergens and plant MAP kinases. As Assistant Professor, from 1991 to 1996, he was responsible for several courses of Experimental Genetics taught at the Faculty of Sciences.
José Ramón Arévalo, professor of Ecology at the University of La Laguna (Canary Islands – Spain) and Head of the Department of Botany, Ecology y Plant Physiology. His research interests deal with the impact of plant invasive species on the ecological processes and analysis of the biology of invasive species in order to provide tools for the eradication. He is also working with the impact of fire in the ecosystems and also the impact of goat grazing in the biodiversity.
Vincenzo Michele Sellitto is an Italian agronomist. He is responsible of the “marketing and global trials departments” at Microspore, providing a business intelligence and creative marketing approach for the company. He has seven years experience as technical and scientific director for some farms in Romania. Michele has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Chemistry obtained at University of Molise (Italy) in conjunction with Purdue University (US).
Lech Wojciech Szajdak, Professor of Agronomy since 2006, is currently the Director of the Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences, in Poznań, Poland. He obtained his M.Sc. (Pharmacy) and Ph.D. in 1977 and 1986, respectively, from Poznań University of Medical Sciences. In 2009 he was awarded a Honoris Causa degree from Estonia University of Life Sciences, Tartu.