International Congress on Food Sciences
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Tizazu Toma Dilebo

Designation: Associate Researcher and Coordinator of Socio University: Southern Agricultural Research Institute Country: Ethiopia More Details
Tizazu Toma Dilebo was born in Hawassa town, South Nation, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State in 1985 G.C. He completed his elementary school education at Gebeya Dar Primary School and Tabor junior secondary school and his Secondary and preparatory schools at Tabor high school. He joined Hawassa University, Hawassa college of Agriculture, in 2006 G.C, and graduated with B.Sc. degree in Agriculture (Agricultural Resources Economics and Management) in 2008. Soon after graduation, he served in different organizations. He joined Dila University in 2011 G.C and graduated in M.Sc. degree in Sustainable Natural Resources Management in until 2015 G.C. He again joined Haramaya University in September 2015 to pursue his M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Economics and graduated in July 5, 2017. Currently, he is associate researcher and coordinator of socio-economics researches in Southern Agricultural Research Institute.

Chukwu Michael Nwankwo

Designation: Researcher University: Abia State Polytechnic Country: Nigeria More Details

Kusse Haile Gemeyida

Designation: Head of Agricultural Economics Department University: Mizan-Tepi University Country: Ethiopia More Details
Kusse Haile Gemeyida is currently working as a Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Mizan Tepi University since 2017. He has been with Mizan Tepi University since 2013 as Senior Lecturer and Researcher. He achieved MSc. degree in 2016 from Haramaya University, Ethiopia. He has obtained BSc. degree in Agricultural Economics in 2013 from Mizan Tepi University, Ethiopia. He completed his Higher Diploma program in Teaching in 2014 from Jimma University. He has served as member and chairman of different committees, organized national symposiums. He has conducted training on Entrepreneurship skill Development for Graduate of Agriculture. He has published his research findings in more than 5 peer-reviewed publications. He is member of the Mizan Tepi University Staff Voluntary Association, Member of the Space Science Society of Ethiopia (SSSE) and Member of EEA. He is also a peer reviewer for eleven journals and editorial board member in three international journals. His research interests include; Production efficiency, Agricultural technology adoption, Value chain Analysis, Food security, commercialization, and Resource Utilization.

Dr. NKUBANA Andrew

Designation: Head of Department for Biotechnologies University: INES Ruhengeri Country: Rwanda More Details
Dr. NKUBANA Andrew, holds PhD in Food Technology, food Nutritionist and researcher in the same area. Excellent knowledge in coordinating and organizing different meetings within any institution on different projects and its related activities. He was head of department for Biotechnologies and Lecturer at INES Ruhengeri. He was Tea Senior Researcher at Rwanda Agricultural Board, RAB, Rwanda, Director of Regulations and Policies for Tea, Coffee & Horticulture, National Agriculture Export Board, NAEB. He was visiting lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University, Kigali Campus, Punjab Agriculture University, PAU, India and University of Tourism and Business Management respectively. A Consultant on linking farmers to markets under Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF). He carried out Consultancy on Quality Management Systems (QMS) on certification for Kinazi Cassava Plant. He Drafted Food Security Protocols and harmonizing measurements and weights for East African member countries (EAC) and Consultancy for Millennium villages Project towards millennium villages goals for famine reduction (case study Nyamata, Bugesera) Rwanda. He published the following papers: Optimization of Extrusion Conditions for development of Fish-Maize based Extruded Snacks by Response Surface Methodology,
Twin Extrusion Processing of Fish Incorporated snacks: Extrudate Characteristics and Process Optimization, Storage Stability Assessment of Fish Incorporated with Rice and Maize based Extruded Snacks, A comparative Study of Antioxidant Activity between Black tea from Rwandan highlands with Green and Oolong teas from China in Prevention of Cancer, Implementation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point in fast food Restaurants, The Nutritive, Economic and Environmental values of Rwandan Traditional Fermented Cassava Products and Published paper on Fat determination and Physical-Chemical Characteristics and feeding requirements of Exotic & Indigenous cows from Rwanda.

Abebaw Dessie

Designation: Researcher I University: Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) Country: Ethiopia More Details

Wondimu Ayele Lombebo

Designation: Senior Researcher University: Wachemo University Country: Ethiopia More Details

Wondimu Ayele Lombebo is a senior researcher and teacher at Wachemo University in the College of Agricultural Sciences. He received a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Range Science from Wolaita Sodo University  with award of University gold medal and cup,  and a master’s degree in Animal Genetics and Breeding  with very great distinction from Haramaya University, Ethiopia. He is a young and energetic scholar,  currently He is a Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences in Wachemo University amd served in head position of animal science department formerly. His research interests include characterization, animal reproduction and production, farming systems and households income genaration for food securiy.

Dr. Dharani Dhar Patra

Designation: Vice-Chancellor University: Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya Country: India More Details
Born in 1955 at Bankura, West Bengal, Dr. Dharani Dhar Patra had his School education from Dubrajpur Uttarayan, one of the best schools in western part of the State. Dr. Patra has a brilliant academic records through out his career.  He ranked First in Agricultural stream in West Bengal Board in 1971. He also secured Second position during graduation and First position in post graduation from BCKV in 1976 and 1978, respectively. Dr. Patra did his Ph.D. in 1982 from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. His doctoral research fetched him the prestigious FAI (New Delhi) Gold Medal in 1983. His research interests are nitrogen balance in soil plant system, soil microbial biomass and nutrient bioavailability, utilization of marginal lands through cultivation of medicinal and aromatic crops and agro-technology of high value industrial crops,  bioamelioration of salt affected soils and heavy metal polluted soils with aromatic plants as the model.
                 Dr. Patra started his career as Assistant Professor in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, in Rajasthan Agricultural University in 1982 and subsequently joined Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, (CSIR), Lucknow in 1987.  He has been presently working as the Vice-Chancellor of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal. His significant contribution have been development of dual 15N leveling technique for precise estimation of di-nitrogen fixation in cereal-legume mixed cropping system, concurrent transfer of fixed N to cereal, development of natural essential oil byproduct coated slow release urea fertilizer and technology for growing medicinal and aromatic crops in Usar land and other marginal lands. Dr Patra has published about 200 research papers mostly in SCI journals with total citation of nearly 2500, with impact factor of 120. Most significant research work of Dr. Patra is development of a morphine less, non-narcotic variety of Poppy (Sujata) to lessen the drug trafficking. One variety of vetiver developed by him is christened as “Dharani” his name, having higher content of vetiverol. Latest in his kitty is a variety of mint, CIM-Patra having very high menthol (82%).
 His work on secondary metabolites in extreme soil condition as drug precursors is highly acclaimed. In recognition of his work Dr. Patra has been conferred with several awards and laurels; the important among them are FAI Silver Jubilee Awards - 1980, FAI Gold Medal - 1983, PPIC-FAI Gold Medal - 2000,  12th International Congress Commemoration Award – 2005, UP Eminent Scientist Award on Natural Resource Management – 2006, ISCA Platinum Jubilee Awards, 2008 and member of the teams conferred with Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation (UK) Award, 2008 and CSIR Rural Development Award, 2008.
Dr. Patra is a Fellow of the Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi. Under Commonwealth Fellowship Dr. Patra visited Rothamsted Experimental Station, U.K. in 1983-84 and worked with Sir David Jenkinson and under STA-JISTEC Fellowship visited Hokkido National Agricultural Experimental Station, Japan in 1999.  Besides this, Dr. Patra visited Germany, Netherlands, France, South Korea and China (two times), Japan (three times) and Pakistan (in November 2008 ).
 Dr Patra is a honorary Reviewer of several national and international journals viz J. Indian Society of Soil Science, Indian J. Agric. Sci., Natural Product Radiance, Bioresource Technology, Plant and Soil, Biology and Fertility of Soil, Atca Horticulturea, Soil Biology & Biochem. Soil Ecology, Archives of Soil Science & Plant Nutrition, Pedology etc. Dr Patra is a member of the Research Council of Herbal Drug Research Institute, Dehradun.Dr. Patra has to his credit more than 180 research papers, 20 Farm Bulletins, 15 Review-cum-Chapter in Books, 2 Edited Books and 6 Patents.  Dr. Patra has guided five M.Sc. and 18 Ph.D. students for their thesis work.

Dr. Suzan Ali Yousif

Designation: Theraputic Feeding Consultant University: Albaha University Country: Sudan More Details
Dr. Suzan Ali Yousif, Theraputic Feeding Consultant, Master of Human NutritionAnd Assistant Professor in Albaha University. First Sudanese in Sudan A search for a ready-made AIDS patient, a ready-made UNICEF (plumy net) meal to nd out what an AIDS patient should eat and to gain weight. Also published a Thesis under title of Title of (The prevalence of obesity and its relation to some nutritional, economic and social factors among children in basic schools in Khartoum State )

Babawande Adeboye ORIGBEMISOYE

Designation: Research Assistant University: Federal University of Technology Country: Nigeria More Details

Babawande Adeboye ORIGBEMISOYE is a research assistant at the Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. His research interest is in the application of bioactive peptides from food proteins as nutraceutical and functional foods in the treatment of some chronic diseases without resorting to harmful drugs. As an astute scholar he is a recipient of several scholarly awards and scholarships for his postgraduate studies. Because of his fervor for the food industry, Dr. Origbemisoye has been graciously afforded opportunities to work with top food processing companies in Nigeria such as Zartech Nigeria Limited where he supervised workers and ensured quality production of foods and OKFoods Nigeria Limited where he was responsible for appearance, organoleptic checks and product shelf life of biscuits.

Dr. Abdeen Mustafa Omer

Designation: Assistant Researcher University: Energy Research Institute (ERI) Country: UK More Details

Dr. Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an Associate Researcher at Energy Research Institute (ERI). He obtained both his PhD degree in the Built Environment and Master of Philosophy degree in Renewable Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham. He is qualified Mechanical Engineer with a proven track record within the water industry and renewable energy technologies. He has been graduated from University of El Menoufia, Egypt, BSc in Mechanical Engineering. His previous experience involved being a member of the research team at the National Council for Research/Energy Research Institute in Sudan and working director of research and development for National Water Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Sudan. He has been listed in the book WHO’S WHO in the World 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 200 review articles, 17 books and 150 chapters in books.

Sileshi Berihun Delele

Designation: Occupational Health and Safety Officer University: Debre Markos University Country: Ethiopia More Details

Massimo Reverberi

Designation: Founder University: Bugsolutely Thailand Country: Thailand More Details

Massimo Reverberi has a University degree in business administration and owned a marketing agency for nearly 20 years. In 2015 he founded Bugsolutely Thailand, which produces the unique Cricket Pasta and in 2017 he started Bugsolutely China, which designed Bella Pupa, the first silkworm flour-based snack. He is a founding member of AFFIA, the South East Asian edible insect association and a co-founding member of Woven Network, the British edible insect association.