Petro van der Merwe is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at UNISA. She obtained a BA degree (cum laude) in Health Sciences & Social Services (with specialisation in the Professional Context). She subsequently obtained an Honours degree in Psychology (with distinction), followed by a Master’s degree in Psychology in 2009. Her thesis provides guidelines for school management teams and teachers on a social emotional programme against crime and violence in schools. She completed her Doctor’s degree in Psychology on the relationship between psychosocial risks in adolescents and new electronic media technology in November 2012. Her main academic and research interests concern the important role that Emotional Intelligence (EI) can play in an educational context. She is also involved extensively in research projects on prevention strategies such as health education and skills‐building. There is a need for studies that focus on factors that put adolescents at risk of teenage pregnancy, the aim of her research is to investigate the prevalence adolescent pregnancy and associated factors in the South African context. She has published in local and international accredited journals and presented a variety of papers in South Africa and abroad with the emphasis on this research theme.
Vipin Kumar pursuing MBBS from Government Medical College, he pursued his post graduation in Prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and received Maj Gen Ahuja Gold Medal for standing first in post-graduation. He Joined Defence services same year which brought about more better outlook and approach apart from getting disciplined. He was awarded with K Bhaskar Rao gold medal for DNB in same speciality from national board of examinations. Currently in 5th year of his service in Indian navy he is serving in Indian Naval Hospital in Andaman Islands as a single gynaecologist. Pursued fellowship/certification in assisted reproductive techniques which aids to the daily practice in management of infertility patients. He keenly interested in research related to pregnancy outcomes in medical comorbidities including infective Etiologies.
Kasturi R Nath pursued MBBS from Kannur medical college Kerala India and followed by Postgraduation in community medicine (social and preventive medicine) from Sree Mookambika Institute of medical science, Tamilnadu, India. She is Keen in providing comprehensive primary health care to public by preventive, curative, and rehabilitative ways. She had a great interest in taking classes and awareness programmes for the undergraduates and public as community physician. She Published three orginal article in a span of one year, maintains a healthy interest in research activity, participated and presented papers in national and international conferences. As a faculty in reputed medical college conducted health programmes which included orientation of medical officers for management of different health problems that is faced by the community. She is currently working as assistant professor in department of community medicine, Andaman and Nicobar island institute of medical sciences.
Mervat Ahmed Abd Rabou is a Associate professor in Biology department, college of science, Jouf university, Saudi Arabia. She completed her BS.c of Science from Zoology Department, Faculty of Science from Al Azhar University, Egypt in 2006 and Educational diploma, Faculty of Education from Al Azhar University, Egypt in 2009 and M.Sc. in Embryology, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Al Azhar University, Egypt in 2010 and in 2013 she completed her Ph. D. in Embryology, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Al Azhar University, Egypt. She is an Assistant professor, Biology Department , Faculty of Science from Jouf University, KSA . From 2014-2019 she worked as a Lecturer in Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Al Azhar University, Egypt and worked as a Environmental Researcher, Ministry of Environmental Affairs, Egypt, She Participated in scientific conferences, Scientific conference in surface science and its applications (CSSA), The 2nd Conference on enhancing the role of Saudi women in the development of society in light of the vision of the Kingdom 2030, Saudi Arabia. She was Awarded for Excellence in Publishing Quality, Jouf University in 2017 and 2018.
Panagiota Xaplanteri has graduated from Medical School, Patras University in 1999 and acquired the medical specialty of Biopathology (Laboratory Medicine) in 2007. She has completed her PhD in 2008 from Medical School, Patras University, Greece and her MSc in Health Care Management, Hellenic Open University in 2018. She has worked in the following positions: Senior Assistant, Department of Microbiology, University General Hospital of Patras, Greece, 2015-today, Part time Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Patras, Greece, 2019-today , Part time Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School of Sciences of Health and Care, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Patras, 2007-2019. She has published more than 20 papers.
Magda Abdelfattah Elsettawy is the Professor of medical Parasitology and immunology in faculty of medicine –Zagazig university-Egypt. Now she is working as a laboratory consultant in king abdullaziz especial hospital in Algouf- Saudi Arabia. She is an experienced physician with twenty years of experience on diagnosis of organisms ,cultures, different immunologicals techniques and molecular biology of different organisms (qualitative, quantitave). She has fifteen published researches nationals and internationals, most of the researches about molecular diagnosis of different organisms. She is an expert in teaching of undergraduate, postgraduate(master ,MD), participating in the process of examinations, writing books of medical Parasitology ,immunology. She has participated in the program of labarotory quality control (CBAHI) in king Abdullaziz especial hospital. She is a member in P.U.J. journal and serves on many committees of post graduate, medical researches, examination and evaluation research, Ethics Committee and Infection control Committee.
Sunita Tiwari is the Chair/Head of department of Physiology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow (UP) India. She is a keen researcher and basic scientist working in the field of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, alternative and complementary medicine, Neurophysiology and Sleep. She has to her credit several national awards and appreciation like Maj. Gen. SL Bhatia Oration Award, Dr KP Puthuraya award for Best Teacher in Physiology, Fellow Indian Society of Hypertension, Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Award of Excellence for professional contributions and several others. She has publications in indexed journal (national and international) approximately One Hundred Fifty Plus, RG Score – 31.66, Citations – 548. She is also a member in panel of experts in various selection and promotion committees.
Susanta Kumar Ghosh had completed his MSc in Zoology with special paper Entomology from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India. He did PhD on Parasitology from the University of Delhi, India. He has 40 years of experience in malaria and other vector borne diseases. He is a distinguished Scientist on malaria elimination. He headed the ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, Bangalore Field Station. Currently he is a Visiting Scientist at Tata Institute for Genetics and Society. His major contributions are developed a point-of-care micro-PCR device, TAB-based digital surveillance, Community engagement through folk theatre, Repurposed larvivorous fish in malaria control. He has published 112 papers in reputed journals. He received `Sri Vivek Singhal Memorial Award on Bioenvironmental control of vectors in 2019. He is also a member of many academic bodies and reviewers of many reputed journals. His main passion is malaria elimination.
Valery A Voinov is the Professor and Head of the Department of Apheresis Therapy of the I.P. Pavlov First Saint Petersburg Medical University. He is the author of more than 450 scientific publications (among which more than 20 monographs), 25 patents and authorship certificates. The scope of his scientific interest includes treatment of patients with multiple organ failure, allergic and autoimmune diseases in various spheres of medicine such as pulmonology, rheumatology, nephrology, neurology, surgery and critical care, obstetrics, neonatology and many others.
Pradeep Kumar Srivastava was head of vector control and amp, Entomology division of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Government of India from 2014-2017. He has been Country’s nodal officer for elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis during 2004-2016 in addition to heading planning and coordination division of NVBDCP, Delhi during 2005-2014. Initially in 1981, he started as researcher in Malaria Research Centre now known as NIMR and later served as Regional Entomologist during 1988-1997. He worked as Temporary Adviser to WHO in many meetings and Workshops. He has chaired and co-chaired scientific session on Filariasis in USA and France. He has been a part of Indian delegation on conference of parties (COPs) 2017 for DDT plan in vector control. Recently in 2019, he worked with WHO to frame state specific malaria elimination Plan. He has more than 50 scientific publications at his credit and has authored many guidelines, chapters in books. His most popular contribution is ‘Operational manual for integrated vector management in India’. He has been recipient of Vestergaard Frandsen Award 2019 by National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases, India in 2019. Besides he has been expert member in scientific advisory committee of various research Institutes. Currently he is Co-chair of vector control working group under Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN).
Nagham R. Shebla is a pharmacist by education, she has over 15 years’ experience in the clinical research studies, including investigator initiated and industry sponsored studies. She Certified as Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) in 2009 from SOCRA-USA, and as Certified Clinical Research Pharmacist in 2019 from CACRS- Canada, She was the Supervisor of the Oncology Research Unit at National Guard Health Affairs Hospital- Riyadh for 11 years and was one of the GCP instructors at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center for 6 years. She has a couple of published manuscripts and abstracts in intentional and regional meetings. She has an extensive experience of all aspects of clinical research, including both project and people management and ICH/GCP training.
Toshio Hattori reported that HTLV-1 infected adult T cell leukemia cells as CD4 cells at Kyoto University. He Successively identified HIV infection in Japan by western blot technique at Kumamoto University and clarified conformational change of HIV envelope during their infection at Institute for Virus research at Kyoto University. At Tohoku University, He has collaboration with Dr. Telan at SLH at Manila, clarified that galectin 9 is a severity marker of dengue virus infection. He also found that procyanidins from cinnamon cortex inhibited SARS virus infection. Two country collaborative research with Walter Sisulu University at South Africa on AIDS/TB was also done. After Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011, he developed the research field of disaster-related infectious disease at Tohoku University with Dr, Chagan-Yasutan and Kibi International University at Takahashi city. He recently started a collaborative study on bio markers of AIDS/TB with Dr. Ashwini at NARI, Pune, India.
Janaína C. Rodrigues completed her PhD in Sciences from the School of Medicine of São Paulo / University of São Paulo (FMUSP). She did her Master in Natural and Bioactive Synthetic Products by the Pharmaceutical Technology Laboratory of the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) and Medical Residency in Otorhinolaryngology by the Federal District Hospital Foundation (HBDF). She has Experience in the area of Medicine, with emphasis on Otorhinolaryngology.
Dr. Nagapraveen Veerapu is an assistant professor from department of Community Medicine. He had his bachelor degree MBBS in 2009 from Kurnool Medical College and Master’s in 2015 from PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. He is known for his passion towards teaching and research and had 7 years of experience. He had published several papers as principal investigator. He got best poster presentation medal at National Geriatric conference. He is guide for best poster presentation at OSMECON conference. He got research funding for tuberculosis research project from Government of India under Operational research projects. He made an animated video on Swachh Bharath Abiyan. He worked in infectious disease ward as an intern and provided care to HIV/AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, gastroenteritis, rabies, hepatitis patients without fear of being infected.
Dr. Jaahnavee Trivedi completed her MBBS from NHL Medical College, India. She has a keen interest in research and already has two papers published in international journals and two poster presentations, including one at Stanford, California. She is inclined towards Neurology and is pursuing residency in the US. She has research experience in neurology during her rotation at Stanford, California and Weill Cornell, NY and she is currently working on a research project in India as well. She has gained US clinical experience in various specialities like neurology, internal medicine and cardiology. Along with extensive research and clinical experience, she also takes part in extracurricular activities, has won quizzes, organised multiple events in cultural festival and organised breast cancer awareness programs as well, being an active member of the Medical Student Association of India.
Bashayr Al-Ghamdi completed Bachelor Degree ( MBBS ) from College of Medicine , King Khaled University , Abha , SaudiArabia. She trained well to be good leader during the college period for 7 years . She is Interested of communication skills in general and communication skills in work environment in particular. Her goal is to have healthy and comfortable work environment from a physician to physician and physician to patient, Neurology Resident to be near future.
Amna Mohsin is highly motivated ,dedicated and clinically competent physician. She graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College ( University of Health Sciences,Pakistan). She worked as a medical registrar in Internal medicine department of a very well reputed tertiary hospital,Al Qassimi Hospital, U.A.E. She attained her Membership Of Royal College Of Physicians diploma (UK) and is currently working as Stroke Specialty Doctor in Lister hospital, UK. She is dynamic and interested in research studies. She conducted multiple Quality improvement projects and audits during her career
Professor Timms is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. He is a nationally and internationally renowned microbiologist with specific expertise in the area of Chlamydia and koala retrovirus. His laboratory is acknowledged as the leading Australian laboratory and one of the leading groups internationally working on all aspects of chlamydial infections. His research group is developing vaccines and new diagnostics for chlamydial diseases in humans and animals as well as an improved understanding of chlamydial genomics, cell biology and pathogenicity. He has published over 280 papers, reviews and book chapters in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.