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.
Dr. Rohit Singh (Ph.D, Full time) is from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology at BIT-Mesra, in August 2019. Currently he is working as Associate Professor in Goel Institute of Pharmacy and Sciences, Lucknow and he has five year teaching experience and three year research experience in the field of Medicinal Chemistry. His research areas are synthesis of various substituted azoles and screening of their antimicrobial studies. His thesis is entitled with “Design, Synthesis and studies on some N-substituted azoles ”. He has experience in Synthesis and Study of some Newer N-substituted azoles as Anti-HIV agents. The other projects he was involved were Synthesis of Human Rhinovirus inhibitors, Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), Dengue viral inhibitors. He has registered his Doctoral Degree in year March 2014 and completed in August 2019 at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Birla Institute of Technology (B.I.T Mesra), under Prof. Dr. Swastika Ganguly.
Dr. Alok Thakur is a physicist and worked for his Ph.D. in Laser Plasma at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has worked in several diversified fields including computer science, data analysis, solar energy, heat transfer, thin films. His interest in life sciences and alternate & complementary medicine germinated in 1994 when his younger son, then toddler, was frequently falling ill. His life sciences interest changed into passion and he has published several research papers and been on editorial board for couple of reputed international journals in gastroenterology, and neurology. His fundamental interest lies in holistic health and chronic diseases. So far he has published more than 40 research papers and co-authored one book.
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.
Enrique Padial Ramos done his M.Sc in Tropical Medicine and International Health. He worked in clinical research track in Public Health and specialized in vector borne diseases like malaria, malaria and babesia. He had been living, working and researching tropical diseases in west Africa for 3 years and an expertise in medical anthropology (social representation on Health Seeking Behaviour) and emergency medicine across Europe. He worked as Clinical Study Coordinator of HIV and Immunology studies and trials in UK. He Conducted research workshop in Vulnerability Assessment for the health sector in relation to cholera outbreak in Greater Accra, Ghana, by United Nations University at Bonn, Germany.
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.
Dr. Oke Elizabeth Olufunke is a Consultant Chemical Pathologist, an entrepreneur and Fellow West African College of Physician(FWACP-Lab. Med.) since April 2017. She had Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery(MBBS) in 2003 at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) Ogbomoso and a year Intership at Lautech Teaching Hospital(LTH) Osogbo. Her interest in Diagnostic Medicine triggered her Residency training in Laboratory Medicine done at both LTH, Ogbomoso and Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complexes Ile-Ife Nigeria with involvement in various laboratory based clinical research some now published in reputable journals. She is Presently a Lecturer at Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences/College of Health Sciences, Bowen University Iwo and a Chemical pathologist at Bowen University Teaching Hospital Ogbomoso running Metabolic and Special Investigations Clinics and ensuring laboratory Quality Control. Elizabeth Oke is presently working on the Serum level of Leptin in Infertile women and its correlation with reproductive hormones, the result of which will be published soonest.
Mayank Gangwar is working as a Research Scientist-II in Viral Research Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL), Dept. of Microbiology, IMS, BHU, Varanasi (UP). His research interest area includes Pharmacology, animal studies, toxicology, in-vivo and in-vitro studies, microbiology, bacteriophage isolation, antimicrobial screening, molecular detection of microbes, ELISA assay, RNA-DNA isolation ETC. In addition, he has completed the short term cell culture and establishment training of cell lines for viral cultures in SGPGI, Lucknow (UP). He has completed his PhD in Pharmacology and have experience in Microbiology from Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University along with clinical exposure. Besides, his current job profile includes planning, report analysis, data handling, results interpretation, study plan, medical/scientific reports writing, statistical analysis, and reports compilation. Along with Pharmacology exposure, He has an expertise in microbiology laboratory working with enteric bacteria and their molecular level. He had worked a lot with collaboration with chemistry and pharmaceutics indication my publication in co-authorship.
Muhammad Arshad was born on December 24th 1989 in a small village Tazagram of District Lower Dir in KPK, Pakistan. He did his BS-Hons in Biotechnology from University of Peshawar, KPK and MPhil in Microbiology from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. After then he was enrolled as a PhD student at the same department. Interested in virology, He carried out his MPhil thesis on Hepatitis B Virus and PhD research on Hepatitis C virus. During his PhD studied he also visited The Laboratory of Virology and infectious disease, Centre for the study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University, New York USA. In USA he worked under the supervision of Dr. Charles M. Rice, a world renowned scientist in the field of virology. He has submitted his PhD thesis at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad for evaluation.
I Dr. K.Dinesh graduated my Undergraduation (MBBS) from RAJA MUTHIAH MEDICAL COLLEGE, in Tamil Nadu, India and my postgraduation Doctorate in Microbiology from Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India. I started my career as a Tutor in the field of Microbiology and now hold the post of ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN MICROBIOLOGY in Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital. I am qualified internal auditor for NABL Accreditation and I have my special interest in Hospital Infection control. Currently I have been posted as HOSPITAL INFECTION CONTROL OFFICER in my hospital. So far I have guided Ph.D Students and Post Graduate students to complete their thesis. I have published more than 10 papers in international and national journals, I have been awarded 3 funded projects which include one from Indian Council for Medical Research and another from Tuberculosis association of India.
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.
She is Assistant Coordinator of Seminar and Project in the Department of Microbiology, CRUTECH, Calabar. A research fellow of Medical bacteriology and Respiratory infection, MSc in Microbiology and Immunology from University of Nottingham (UK) and PhD Research in Pathogenic Microbiology/Immunodiagnostic.