Jean-Éric Pelet holds a PhD in Marketing (Nantes University, France), an MBA in Information Systems (Université Laval, Québec, Canada) and a BA (Hons) in Advertising (Southampton Institute, England). As an assistant professor in management, he works on problems concerning consumer behavior when using a website or other information systems (e-learning, knowledge management, e-commerce platforms), and examines how the interface can change that behavior. His main interest lies in the variables that enhance navigation in order to help people to become more efficient with these systems. Dr. Pelet’s research interests focus on mobile commerce, social networks, interface design, and usability. His work has been published in journals such as the European Journal in Information Systems, Systèmes d’Information et Management, Information and Management, International Journal of Wine and Business Research, International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising, Journal of Wine Research, Luxury Research Journal.
Social Networks, Mobile commerce, Interface designs and Usability
Ramesh C. Gupta, earned his DVM, MVSc, and PhD in India, and carried out his postdoctoral training at Michigan State University (1981-1983) and Vanderbilt University (1983-1987) in the US. Currently, he serves as Professor and Head of the Toxicology Department, Murray State University. For more than 35 years, he has conducted experimental brain research in relation to pesticide and neurodegenerative diseases, and for the last twenty years has been heavily engaged in nutraceuticals research. He has made presentations in the UK, France, Australia, Italy, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, South Korea, and China. Dr. Gupta has served on the panels of NIH, CDC, NIOSH, and National Academy of Sciences, and has published >425 publications, including eight major books: (1) Toxicology of Organophosphate and Carbamate Compounds, (2) Veterinary Toxicology: Basic and Clinical Principles, (3) Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, (4) Anticholinesterase Pesticides: Metabolism, Neurotoxicity and Epidemiology, (5) Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, (6) Biomarkers in Toxicology, (7) Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity, and (8) Nutraceuticals in Veterinary Medicine (in preparations). In 2006, he received the Murray State University's Distinguished Researcher Award; and in 2014, Outstanding Research Award. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, and Fellow of American College of Toxicology, American College of Nutrition, and Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Currently, he holds active membership in more than a dozen academic societies, including American College of Nutrition, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Society of Toxicology, Eurotox, International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, and American College of Toxicology.
Bing-Huei Chen, male, food scientist, received his Ph.D. degree in Food Science & Technology, Texas A & M University, USA in 1988. His postgraduate career includes working at Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan as Associate Professor from 1988–1994, Professor from 1994–2000, Distinguished Chair Professor from 2004–present, 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. He specializes in Lipid Chemistry, Pigment Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Food Toxicology, Functional Food Development and Biological Activity Determination as well as Nanotechnology. Until now he has published 181 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 outstanding research award by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He was honored with Distinguished Professor by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China in 2015. Most importantly, Prof.Chen has developed a nano-product “Lycopene Chylomicron”, which has completed a phase III clinical trial in both Taiwan and USA in 2017 and demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of patients with prostatauxe syndrome. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of 2 journals “Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition, and Agriculture” and “International Journal of Current Toxins Research” and Associate Editor of 2 journals “Journal of Food & Drug Analysis” and “Asian Science Bulletin”. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of 82 journals.
Biological Activity Determination, Nanotechnology, Nutrition and Food Science, Lipid Chemistry, Pigment Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Food Toxicology, Functional Food Development.
Holds a Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences from the American University in Beirut (1977) and a Postdoctoral (fellow), Nutrition, Columbia University (1981). Holds a certification registered by American Dietetic Association (1987). Dean and Lecturer at the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the American University in Beirut (2006-present). Professor and Researcher in the field of Nutrition and Food Sciences in several American and Arab Universities in Lebanon and the world (1972-2000). Director of the Faculty of Medicine at the Makassed University (1981-1984). Active. Member of many boards and commissions specialized in Food Science in Lebanon, America, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Served as a specialized Consultant in the Ministries of Health and Agriculture for several years in Lebanon. Organized conferences, seminars and several workshops and provided a variety of services and consultations in the field of Nutrition in Lebanon, America, Canada and the United Kingdom. Distinguished Researcher Award by the National Council for Scientific Research. Has many research papers and publications
Agricultural and Food sciences
Dr Ahmad Alkhatib is the Head of Sport and Exercise Science Division at Abertay University and an Associate Professor Exercise Metabolism and has over 16 years experience which included several leading academic positions including Suffolk, Lincoln, Greenwich and Sheffield-Hallam Universities. His PhD in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism and MSc in Sport Science (Health and Fitness) were awarded from the University of Essex, and he has over fifty research publications. His current research focuses on optimizing health and exercise performance, through novel nutritional and exercise interventions, particularly herbal supplements during exercise. Dr Alkhatib is a fully-registered Nutritionist (RNtur) and an accredited Sport Nutritionist (CISSN).
Exercise and dietary intervention strategies: Metabolic benefits of the Mediterranean diet and Exercise interventions in reducing cardiovascular risk. Blood lactate diagnostics in health and sports performance Sedentary lifestyle risk factors in the workplace. Herbal and ergogenic aids to optimise health and enhance sports performance
Christopher Smith completed his BSc (Applied Biology) and PhD (Chemistry) at Salford University. He started research at the North East Wales Institute (Glyndwr University), where he developed immunoassays for the Food Industry. He moved to industry, where he worked on both Medical and Food Diagnostics. In 2002, he returned to Academy and became Editor of Food and Agricultural Immunology and the International Journal of Food Science and Technology. He became Director of the Manchester Food Research Centre in 2010. He retired from full-time work in 2014 but continues to edit a number of Food related journals and to supervise research students.
Jyoti D Vora Vora is an Academician, Head of The Department, Consultant, Trainer, Research Guide And Researcher in Biochemistry And Food Science And Quality Control and her qualifications are M.Sc, PhD, F.S.Sc., MASFFBC, CME (USA), NET Cleared, Nutritional consultant at Raleigh Medical Centre, North Carolina, Certified Functional Foods Scientist(FFC,USA)
Food Science and Technology
Dr. Xu is a Full Professor in Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), Zhuhai Scholar Distinguished Professor, Associate Director of UIC Key Lab -Laboratory for Health Promotion Mechanism of Medicinal Food and Folk Remedy, author of 140 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Xu received Ph.D in Chungnam National University, South Korea. He conducted postdoctoral research work in North Dakota State University, Purdue University, and Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation during 2005-2009. Dr. Xu is serving as Associate Editor-in-Chief of Food Science and Human Wellness, the Editorial Board member of several international journals. He received inaugural President’s Award for Research of UIC in 2016.
The overall goal of his research is to understand health promoting effects of phytochemicals. Specific interests include: 1) Complex relationship among diet, gut microbiota, and human health, 2) health benefits (targeted at aging, cancers, obesity, and diabetes) assessment of phytochemi-cals from natural products; 3) cellular and molecular mechanisms of bioactive components in dis-ease prevention; 4) Dietary polysaccharides and their functional properties.
Dr. R.R. Sharma has completed his PhD in Horticulture at the age of 42 years from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut (India). At present, he is Principal Scientist at IARI, New Delhi. He has developed several varieties of mango and standardized several postharvest management technologies. He has worked as International Mango Regitrar for 5 years (1999-2004). He is Fellow of 3 Academies, and recipient of several honours and awards. He has authored 10 books and published more than 125 papers in journals of international and national, He has been serving as an editorial board member of 10 International journals.
Post Havest Management of Fruits & Vegetables
Professor Neela Badrie is the holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of London, UK, B.Sc. in Natural Science, a M.Sc. in Food Technology, and Ph.D. in Food Science, from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, west Indies. Her teaching and research areas are in environmental and food microbiology, food quality and safety, food risk management systems, functional foods and food product development. She serves as an editor or reviewer for several International refereed journals She has served as Deputy Dean of Research and Innovation and was the Head of the Department of Food Production, Faculty of Food and Agriculture, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.She is Fulbright scholar and was awarded the Rudranath Capildeo gold medal award for applied Science and Technology from National Institute for Higher Education in Science and Technology ( NIHERST). She has received several fellowships/scholarships such as the European Union/ Caribbean and Pacific (CARPIMS), European Union IV CULP/UWI Association of Common Wealth University (ACU), US Visiting international exchange scholar and TWAS/CARISCIENCE young scientist award. She is currently the Caribbean focal point representative of the Inter American Network Association of Academies of Science (IANAS) Women in Science and is a fellow at the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS, Italy) and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences. She has led several Internationally funded projects from the United Nations/ Food and Agriculture Organisation, CTA, European Union/Edulink 11, Global Health Research Institute (GHRI) and Canada/ International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Food Science and Technology
Mina Martini studies, mainly, focused on the quantity and quality milk from different species (donkey, cow, goat, sheep, buffalo, alphaca); especially on the physicochemical, technological, nutritional and nutraceutical characteristics. She carried out studies on the rheological characterization of milk and on the genetic polymorphism of milk proteins. She has been working on the characterization of native breeds (Massese, Zerasca and Pomarancina sheep, Garfagnina goat and Amiata donkey) in order to identify the best rearing conditions and to improve productive performances. In addition, she is interested in physical-chemical properties of fat milk and in the endogenous, physiological, and environmental parameters affecting fat characteristics. In this field, the studies include the morphometric characteristics of milk fat globules in relation to the physical and chemical composition of milk and to the fatty acid profile and the characteristics of cheese. She has been also investigating the lipid composition of fat globule membranes and the activity of membrane enzymes in milk from different species in order to highlight possible effects the technological and nutritional characteristics of milk. Currently, she collaborates with Pediatric Hospital Meyer Department of Allergy (DAIPI), Regional and Extraregional Reference Center for Allergic Diseases on the project “Use of milk from Amiatina Donkey breed in children with allergy to cow's milk proteins: innovative, clinical, nutritional aspects”. Since 2015 she is responsible for the technical-scientific assistance service - in the planning and organization of production and analysis of donkey milk, of a dairy donkey farm. Referee of scientific papers for international journals, she is a member of (REPRISE, Register of Expert Peer-Reviewers for Scientific Evaluation). Editorial Advisory Board Membership of journal “ The Open Food Science Journal”. She is s part of the agreement “Development Plan for Collaborative ReD Project of the International Donkey Industry Fund for Technology Innovation”. She was part of Organizing Committee at International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science (ICAFS 2018), October 28-30, Istanbul Turkey.
Food Science and Technology