World Summit on COVID-19 (Part V)
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Past COVID-19 Seminar

Mohini Thukran

Designation: Psychologist University: Delhi University Country: India More Details

Mohini Thukran is an APA certified counselling psychologist and a certified International Career Success Coach. She hold a professional Cognitive Behavior Therapy Diploma from CTAA and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Delhi University. Her core area of expertise involves using a client-centered approach in reaching out to diverse populations. Understanding challenges with milestones, dealing with trauma and grief alongside work-life problems are some of the areas of her specialization. She had worked in different hospitals, NGOS, schools and clinics, she seek to empower people in a meaningful way by listening to their concerns, helping them learn how to approach their mental, emotional, and behavioral problems, and helping them maintain their psychological well-being.

Chanda Siddoo-Atwal

Designation: President and Primary Biochemist University: Moondust Cosmetics Ltd Country: Canada More Details
Chanda Siddoo-Atwal,  completed her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of London. Her Ph.D. was taken in Applied Sciences from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby (her research conducted at the BC Cancer Research Centre) and she did a Post-doctoral fellowship in the Biochemistry Department at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Cancer is her subject of specialization and started with research on Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) patients, who are genetically prone to lymphomas. Since then, she has focussed mainly on mechanisms of carcinogenesis in various models including the AT disease state and ionizing radiation-induced cancer, mycotoxin-induced and chemically-induced cancers, microwave-induced cancers, and ultraviolet radiation-induced skin cancer. She is the President and Primary Biochemist of Moondust Cosmetics Ltd. ( and her current research activity includes the formulation of a novel sunscreen to combat apoptotic sunburn that has been associated with skin cancer and other suncare products for the repair of skin damage related to sun exposure (Moondust skin protector plus has been named Best Sun Protection Product 2020 by Luxlife magazine). She has been invited to present her research papers at conferences around the world and is the author of a recent book called, “A New Approach to Cancer Risk Assessment: An Overview” published by Lambert Academic Publishing. In addition, she has been asked to contribute chapters to textbooks by various international publishers including Springer and INTECH. Recently, she received a Drishti Award in recognition of her scientific contribution and commitment to education in the sunscreen industry. She also has a Facebook page where she presents her research in a popular way to the public (

Bina Kumari Srivastava

Designation: Researcher University: Ranchi university Country: India More Details

Bina Kumari Srivastava is Pursuing her Ph.D from Ranchi university, Ranchi, India. She has Six years working experience as Psychology teacher.

Domina Petric

Designation: Resident Physician University: University Hospital Center Split Country: Croatia More Details

Dr. Domina Petric graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Split, in year 2015. Since 2018, she has been working as a resident physician for clinical pharmacology and toxicology in University Hospital Center Split, Croatia. Her research interests include clinical pharmacology, toxicology and psychology. She published several peer-reviewed articles and is engaged as a reviewer on Science Open platform. She is also a youth editorial board member of Food Therapy and Health Care journal as well as a reviewer for Open Journal of Medical Psychology. She is also a piano music composer. She speaks Croatian (native speaker), English (professional fluency), German (B1), Swedish (A1), French (B1/B2) and Italian (A1) language.

George Joseph Thoundayil

Designation: Researcher University: University of Santo Tomas Country: Philippines More Details

George Joseph Thoundayil born on 14th December 1975. He acquired his master’s degree in 2010 from Christ University, Bangalore, Karnataka, then onwards he was practicing counsellor/ psychologist at ‘Ashwas’ counselling center, Kochi, Kerala as the director. Presently he is a doctoral research student at University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, Philippines.

Dr. Hesham Magd

Designation: Faculty University: Modern College of Business and Science Country: Oman More Details

Dr. Hesham Magd has twenty-two years of combined experience in traditional and nontraditional higher education teaching, academic training, community development, academic administration, curricula design, organizational change and development, distinguished research, and scholarly writing, resulting in Honors, awards and recognition for academic excellence and outstanding achievement. He is the author and coauthor of substantial publication records in published international journals and conference proceedings. In addition, he serves on several international journal editorial boards and helped in developing and launching journal database platform in the Middle East. In his previous appointments throughout the world in British and American oriented Curriculum (Middle East and UK), he has been the driving force behind strategic institutional development during the time of profound change in the Higher Education in the Middle East. He has helped in accomplishing significant growth in student numbers through the development of admission and enrolment management system and strategies, various new academic programs, set up of quality assurance system and departments, international partners, seen major improvements in the student experience through the development of academic support center, long life learning, collaborative partnership and developed new streams of income through the development of center of excellences in supply chain management and entrepreneurship, and professional certifications. He has broad knowledge of the UK, USA, Middle East University Systems, Quality and accreditation systems (AACSB, OAAA, NCAAA…), Budget control, faculty development and significant experience of University senior management and a public profile at senior academic level within the sector and also experienced in practical business through his involvement with business ownership, start up and organizational presidency board members and vice president position, university Vice Chancellor, and business college dean.

Dr. Henry Karyamsetty

Designation: Faculty University: Modern College of Business and Science Country: Oman More Details

Dr. Henry Karyamsetty has PhD in environmental sciences with specialization in health, safety and environment field. Has teaching experience of more than 10 years and strong research background in diversified subjects. Experienced in providing research guidance and supervision of dissertation projects to masters and bachelor’s students. He also holds graduate membership with professional bodies like IOSH, OSHA and approved tutor for NEBOSH IGC and IOSH managing safely courses. In additional holds many certificate courses and accreditations in HSE from leading institutions and a lead auditor in EMS ISO 14001:2015. Earlier has worked with international organisations like World Bank, WWF in various capacities and projects in Asia region. He is a reviewer for many international journals and has reviewed more than 50 research papers on various topics. Has published many editorial book chapters, newsletter articles and chapters with leading international publishers. Reviewed new academic programs at college and university level apart from reviewing research publications and administrative documents. Has working knowledge in preparing academic policies and reports related to administration and execution of functionalities. Has knowledge in national and international accreditation of academic institutes like (OAAA, NCAAA, CAA, NAAC) in the Middle east and India. Has provided technical guidance on environmental management specific to environmental monitoring and impact analysis to industries. Field level experience in providing technical and procedural guidance on health and safety monitoring in construction, manufacturing and product process industries. Experience in conducting site inspections, investigations and developing site HSE reports such as manuals, records, documents etc. Approved to provide training on managing safely in workplace and NEBOSH international general certificate course to health and safety professionals.

Maria Cristina Sacchi

Designation: Head of the Laboratory University: SS “Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo” Country: Italy More Details
Dr. Maria Cristina Sacchi is a specialist in Clinical Pathology, Microbiology and Virology, holding a PhD in Molecular and Experimental Pathology and author of numerous national and international publications. Currently she is Head of the Laboratory of Autoimmunology of the Hospital of Alessandria. She carried out research activities, first at the Department of Medicine and Oncology of the University of Turin, then participating in the "Genome" Project under the guidance of Prof. Renato Dulbecco at the CNR of Milan and then dealt with cell cultures, in particular stem cells and bioengineering studies (tissue regeneration). He was Scientific Director of the multi-specialist group on "Platelet Gel", a new biotechnology (International Patent N. WO 01/43787 A2, Applicant and Inventor: Dr. Sacchi Maria Cristina) which is used in the treatment of surgical wounds and chronic ulcers (diabetic, vascular, decubitus and burns) and in oral, implant and maxillofacial surgery.

Mamatha Tittamegalapalya Ramalingaiah

Designation: Assistant Professor University: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Country: India More Details

Mamatha T.R Completed MBBS from AJ institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore (2004 - 2010) and MD General Medicine from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore (2011-2014), she is presently working as Assistant Professor in General Medicine Department, ESICMC & PGIMSR, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. She has been awarded COVID WARRIOR AWARD in 2021.

Gjergji Koja

Designation: Lecturer University: University "Aleksander Xhuvani" Country: Albania More Details

Dr. Gjergji Koja has a diploma from the University of Tirana, Faculty of Medicine in 1995 as a Medical Doctor. In the same year, he became part of Durres Hospital as a pathologist medical doctor. Meanwhile, Dr. Koja has completed his Master in Medical Sciences during the years 2001-2002 and Master in European Studies during the years 2004-2005. He gained the Doctor of Medical Sciences (Ph.D.) in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana, in 2008. In 1999 he pursued a rich career that began with his appointment as Director of the Durres Regional Hospital and later as Deputy Minister and then Minister in the Ministry of Health. From 2001-to 2005 he was a member of the Albanian Parliament and Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Health and Environment and Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Labor and Social Affairs. Since 2020 a full-time internal lecturer at the University "Aleksandër Xhuvani", Elbasan, Faculty of Medical and Technical Sciences.

Liljana Ramasaco

Designation: Lecturer University: University "Aleksander Xhuvani" Country: Albania More Details

Liljana Ramasaco MD is a graduate of Tirana University, Faculty of Medicine in 1997 as a Medical Doctor, and in the same year, she became part of the Gramsh Hospital as a physician. From August 2002 to May 2007, Dr. Ramasaço Family Doctor worked as a family physician on health services with a focus on diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients at the health center and community. For four Years 2009 to 2013 she held the post of Executive Director in Regional Health Authority Tirana. Meantime in 2013, Dr. Liljana Ramasaço gained the Ph.D. grade in the Faculty of Medicine, Tirana, with the theme HIV AIDS In Albania, and in the same year, she gained the title Honoris Causa `Doctor of International Diplomacy` by the Academy of Universal Global Peace. She joined the Faculty of Technical Medical Sciences UT, Albanian University, University "Aleksander Xhuvani" in 2013 as a lecturer, a duty she still holds today.

Ayesha Shahid

Designation: Researcher University: Shaikh Zayed Hospital Country: Pakistan More Details

Dr. Ayesha Shahid currently doing postgraduation residency in Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore. She has keen interest in Women’s health including different aspects mental, physical, psychological and reproductive. Hence she did multiple researches on it along with studies including Covid and pregnancy. She has published three articles on covid in international journals during pandemic. She believes in women's health empowerment so that mortality and morbidity must be lessened in developing countries where many aspects of women’s health issues still need to be addressed.


T Rajini Samuel

Designation: Associate Professor University: Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute Country: India More Details
T Rajini Samuel is an Associate Professor at Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai. His academic qualifications are MBBS (2004–2010) at Chengalpattu Government Medical College located at Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India. M.D in Biochemistry (2012-2015) at Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospitals, Chennai. During his undergraduate studies, he was interested in electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation, and he worked as a duty doctor at Venkateshwara Hospitals in Nandanam, Chennai, for two years to complete the ECG project. He has proposed the cardiac vector hypothesis, a novel ECG interpretation method and published 3 research articles (each one in 2012, 2018 & 2021) that have immense clinical value in the understanding and interpretation of ECG. He had published 18 research articles, 3 books, and one book chapter related to arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation. He had developed a novel approach and also a newer graphical tool for ABG interpretation. He had derived novel equations of motion for mechanical ventilation and published 3 research articles on Ventilator Graphics Interpretation in 2021. He received the Indian Achievers Award 2021 for Excellence in Innovation, awarded by the Indian Achievers Forum.

Matthias Onyebuchi Agbo

Designation: Lecturer University: University of Nigeria, Nsukka Country: Nigeria More Details

Matthias Onyebuchi Agbo is a lecturer in Pharmacy at the University of Nigeria since 2011. His research is in the isolation, characterization, and assessment of new medicinally relevant natural products from Nigerian medicinal plants. This includes screening isolated compounds for activity against bacteria, and parasites, and in oxidative stress assays, to identify and develop compounds that can be developed as cost-effective drugs. He is an active researcher with a Research Gate point of 23.30 and an h-index of 12.0. He is a member of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA) and an award winner of GA Travel Grants for PhD-students 2013.