Dr. Farid Menaa is an inter- and multi-disciplinary professional with worldwide reputation. He has three international post-doctoral terms in Oncology, Dermatology, and Hematology; MBA Entrepreneurship and MD candidate. During his ongoing career, he has mainly contributed to the identification and functions of new human disease-causing genes and variants, formulated natural products for anti-aging and developed innovative theranostic strategies against cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and infectious diseases. He has more than 10 years’ experiences either in the academic, hospitals or industrial sectors. As Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President R&D at Fluorotronics, Inc. he actively participated in the development of the disruptive “Carbon-Fluorine Spectroscopy”. Dr. Menaa collaborates with various organizations worldwide. He is a member of several prestigious medical and scientific organizations and editorial boards in the field of medicine, science, technology and business, including in the nano-segment. He has authored more than 100 articles including research and review articles, books, book chapters, textbooks, proceedings, and has participated to over 200 scientific international events including as co-organizer, keynote speaker, chairman. Dr. Menaa’s worldwide collaborations, holistic point of view and strong expertise in various fields led him to prevent, implement early diagnosis, and develop efficient and safer therapy.
Dr. Farid Menaa’s research interest includes Preventive Medicine, Personalized Medicine, Translational Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Green Medicine, Nanomedicine, Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
Ph.D. Thesis entitled "Poisson-Boltzmann studies on some chemical and biochemical systems" Indian institute of technology, Delhi (1995).
M.Sc. Physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry (First class) Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India (1989).
B.Sc. Chemistry, physics, and maths (First class) Bharathidasan University, Trichy. India (1987).
Earlier, he has carried on his postdoctoral research at UNL, Nebraska, where computational programming has been used for the nano-level understanding of forces in AFM, and then as a research associate at JNU, Delhi wherein mutational studies on protein systems were part of the work.
Prof. Bing-Huei Chen received his Ph.D. degree in Food Science & Technology, Texas A & M University, the USA in 1988. His postgraduate career includes working at Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan as Associate Professor from 1988–1994, Professor from 1994–2004, Chair of Department of Nutrition and Food Science from 1994-2000, Director of Graduate Institute of Medicine from 2006–2009, and Dean of College of Human Ecology from 2012–2015. Until now he has published 194 research articles in internationally renowned journals and authored 11 book chapters in edited books published by International Publishers. He has received numerous awards including the prestigious National Invention Gold Medal Award by the Ministry of Economics, Taiwan in 2018 and was honored with Outstanding Research Scientist by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Zagazig University- 1983.
Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University- 1990.
Ph.D. Channel Program, Mejji University of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan - 1992-1995.
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacognosy), Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University, Egypt.
Prof. Moenne attended the French Alliance of Chile school in Concepción, Chile. Studied Biochemistry at the University of Concepción, Chile (1979-1983). Completed under graduation Thesis in P. Catholic University, in Santiago, Chile under the supervision of Prof. Paulina Bull (1984). Completed Doctotate Thesis at Comissariat de L´Energie Atomique in Saclay, Paris, France under the supervision of Prof. André Sentenac (1985-1989). Did the post-doctorate stage at P. Catholic University Chile under the supervision of Prof. Javier Jordana (1990-1995). Was hired at University of Santiago as Assistant Professor in 1995, and became Associate Professor in 2002 and Full Professor in 2012.
Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Statistics, and Research Methodology in Biological Science, including applied microbiology.
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Biochemistry), Practical Demonstration, Teaching, Research, Community service, Administrative experience, and Academic leadership in Tertiary Institution 2004 – till date (Over 16 years). Additional qualifications/certifications PGD, MBA (Marketing)
Advanced Neurochemistry/Neurobiochemistry, Advanced Carbohydrate Chemistry, Membrane and Organelle Biochemistry, Phytochemistry and Phytobiochemistry, Advanced Endocrinology, Food and Nutritional Biochemistry, Advanced Enzymology, Biochemical Engineering, Cycles of Biochemistry.
Graduated with B.Sc. Microbiology, from Madurai Kamaraj University, India in the year 2005. Post graduated with M.Sc. Biotechnology from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchy, India in 2007. Ph.D. - September 2010 – August 2015, Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Konkuk University, Republic of Korea. Ph.D. Thesis title: “Molecular characterization of BrMYB28 and BrMYB29 paralogous transcription factors involved in the regulation of aliphatic glucosinolate profiles in Brassica rapa ssp. pekinensis” Research Area: “Improved aliphatic glucosinolate biosynthesis in Brassica rapa ssp. Pekinensis”. The aim of my Ph.D. thesis work was to improve the aliphatic glucosinolate level (AGSL) in Brassica rapa ssp. pekinensis (Chinese cabbage). The research was divided into two parts, such as increase the AGSL level using i) structural genes, ii) regulatory genes. Post-doctoral position: August 2016 to July 2018 – National Post-doctoral fellow in DST-SERB N-PDF scheme in the project “Enhancement of biodiesel production in Jatropha curcas through the genetic transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana purple acid phosphatase 2 (AtPAP2)” in the Department of Biotechnology, at Bharathiar University.
Molecular biology, Plant genetic engineering, & Synthetic biology
B.Sc., Biology, University of Salahaddin-Erbil, Iraq- 1997
M.Sc., Biology, University of Salahaddin-Erbil, Iraq- 2003
Ph.D., Biology, University of Salahaddin-Erbil, Iraq- 2013
Phytochemistry, Ethnopharmacology, Taxonomy
Dr. Amna Siddiqui completed her bachelor’s degree in Science, Masters’s, and Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from Bundelkhand University, India. Afterward, she served as a senior manager in Hindustan Bioenergy Ltd Lucknow India. In 2010 she moved to Texas, USA. Joined Texas Tech University for postdoctoral training and then the University of Texas for three years. She moved to Birmingham Alabama and joined the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, the University of Alabama as a Research Associate. She also completed her MBA with a concentration in Healthcare from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama in 2020.
Nonsense suppression therapy, lysosomal disease, molecular biology, virology, clinical trial studies cystic fibrosis.
Ms. Aqsa Qurban studied Ms/MPhil Biotechnology UMT, Lahore and BS Biotechnology IBB, University of Punjab, Lahore. Ms. Aqsa Qurban has experience as Research Assistant (May 2019-Sep, 2020) at UMT, Lahore and Internee (July, 2017-August , 2017 at UHS, Lahore.
Health Biotechnology and its Social Implements Plant Biotechnology Genetics Diseases
Biochemistry, Gene-Expression, Cell Biology and Immunology