Prem Sagar Mathangi | Plant Breeding | Young Scientist Award

Mr. Prem Sagar Mathangi | Plant Breeding | Young Scientist Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Izmir Yüksek Teknoloji EnstitüsüThis link is disabled., Izmir, Turkey

👩‍🔬 As an M.Sc. student in agricultural sciences, I bring a dedication to advancing sustainable agriculture through impactful research in plant breeding and plant physiology. With a background in agronomy and plant developmental biology, I thrive in collaborative environments, driven by visionary thinking, consistency, and self-motivation. My commitment to excellence and responsibility shapes my contributions as an Early Career Researcher in the Wheat Initiative’s Expert Working Group (EWG).🌟

🌱 Expertise

My expertise spans across Plant Developmental Biology, Plant Physiology, Agronomy, Plant Breeding, and Data Analysis. I have hands-on experience in Digital Phenotyping, particularly in cereals like wheat. Additionally, I possess skills in laboratory work, seed sciences, and wheat cultivation.





📚 Education

  • Master of Science Agricultural Sciences: University of Hohenheim Stuttgart, Germany, Oct 2022 – Present
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agriculture: Suresh Gyan Vihar University Jaipur, Rajasthan, Aug 2017 – Oct 2021

💼 Work Experience

I have held various research positions, including:

Junior Scientist at CIMMYT Mexico, focusing on Wheat Improvement ConsortiumResearch Assistant in departments of Fertilization and Soil Matter Dynamics, Biotechnology and Food Science, Nutritional Physiology of Crops, and Plant Quality Products in Stuttgart, GermanyScientific Assistant analyzing the effects of nitrogen fertilization on wheat qualityResearch Intern working on a solar PV power system for shea-butter productionInternships at NACL Industries Limited and Bellamkonda Allied Farmers Produce Company in India

🤝 Volunteer Experience

I actively engage in volunteer work with organizations like Plantgenomia and Green Community, organizing events and programs in agricultural research and community outreach.

📝 Projects

My project experiences include studies on maize cultivation under salt conditions, phosphorus fertilization in maize starch digestion, and the impact of chemicals on rice germination.

🎓 Trainings

I’ve participated in training programs focusing on Smart Farming, Precision Agriculture, and the application of AI, Robotics, IoT, and Cloud Computing in agriculture.

🏆 Awards & Honors

I’ve been recognized as an Early Career Researcher by the Wheat Initiative and have received scholarships like DAAD PROMOS and MSc Career Exploration Scholarship.

🛠️ Skills

My skill set includes abilities in leadership, teamwork, data analysis, laboratory work, crop cultivation, and effective communication. I excel in presentations and possess proficiency in Microsoft Office tools.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Principles of focused ultrasound
    • Journal: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies
    • Year: 2018
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 41-50
    • Authors: S Mihcin, A Melzer
    • Citations: 29


  1. Title: Investigation of wearable motion capture system towards biomechanical modelling
    • Conference: 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications
    • Year: 2019
    • Authors: S Mihcin, H Kose, S Cizmeciogullari, S Ciklacandir, M Kocak, A Tosun, …
    • Citations: 17


  1. Title: A focused ultrasound treatment system for moving targets (part I): generic system design and in-silico first-stage evaluation
    • Journal: Journal of therapeutic ultrasound
    • Year: 2017
    • Volume: 5
    • Pages: 1-14
    • Authors: M Schwenke, J Strehlow, D Demedts, S Haase, D Barrios Romero, …
    • Citations: 16


  1. Title: Wearable motion capture system evaluation for biomechanical studies for hip joints
    • Journal: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
    • Year: 2021
    • Volume: 143
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 044504
    • Authors: S Mihcin, S Ciklacandir, M Kocak, A Tosun
    • Citations: 12


  1. Title: Finite element study of PEEK materials applied in post-retained restorations
    • Journal: Polymers
    • Year: 2022
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue: 16
    • Pages: 3422
    • Authors: H Yu, Z Feng, L Wang, S Mihcin, J Kang, S Bai, Y Zhao
    • Citations: 9


  1. Title: Evidence-based cross validation for acoustic power transmission for a novel treatment system
    • Journal: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies
    • Year: 2017
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 151-161
    • Authors: S Mihcin, J Strehlow, D Demedts, M Schwenke, Y Levy, A Melzer
    • Citations: 9


  1. Title: Feasibility study of pre-clinical Thiel embalmed human cadaver for MR-guided focused ultrasound of the spine
    • Journal: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies
    • Year: 2016
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 154-161
    • Authors: I Karakitsios, S Mihcin, T Saliev, A Melzer
    • Citations: 9


  1. Title: Optimization of hip implant designs based on its mechanical behaviour
    • Book: Biomechanics in Medicine, Sport and Biology
    • Year: 2022
    • Pages: 37-43
    • Authors: H Göktaş, E Subaşi, M Uzkut, M Kara, H Biçici, H Shirazi, KN Chethan, …
    • Citations: 8


  1. Title: Database covering the prayer movements which were not available previously
    • Journal: Scientific data
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 276
    • Authors: S Mihcin, AM Sahin, M Yilmaz, AT Alpkaya, M Tuna, S Akdeniz, …
    • Citations: 6


  1. Title: Simultaneous validation of wearable motion capture system for lower body applications: Over single plane range of motion (ROM) and gait activities
    • Journal: Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik
    • Year: 2022
    • Volume: 67
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 185-199
    • Authors: S Mihcin
    • Citations: 6

Zahrabeigom Moradi Shakoorian | Agriculture sustainability | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Zahrabeigom Moradi Shakoorian | Agriculture sustainability | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

An innovative and forward-thinking expert with a passion for sustainable food production. Offering over 7 years of specialized experience in indoor farms and vertical farming systems. Proficient in leveraging cutting-edge technology and automation to optimize crop yield, conserve resources, and reduce environmental impact. Skilled in plant physiology, hydroponics, aeroponics, and controlled environment agriculture techniques. Demonstrated strong project management abilities, evidenced by successful execution of vertical farming projects from conception to completion. Additionally, possess a history of presenting scientific articles in reputable journals. Seeking opportunities to apply expertise and spearhead advancements in vertical farming for a greener and more efficient future of agriculture. 🌿🌍

🌐 Professional Profiles

🌱Work History:

Scientist, Aerofarms, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (03/2023 – 09/2023) Conducted research to improve the characteristics of specialty crops in controlled environment agriculture. Experimented with plant responses to environmental stress to enhance quality and yield. Collaborated with team members and departments to stay updated on research developments. Presented research findings internally and to partners. Grower, FKP Group, Tehran, Iran (01/2015 – 02/2023) Managed technical procedures and controlled environmental factors to optimize crop growth. Conducted physiological research and implemented horticultural methods to improve crop characteristics. Directed research and development projects focusing on crop enhancement techniques. Advisor, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (01/2022 – 01/2023) Advised master’s thesis on investigating the morphological response of ornamental plants to drought stress. Research Scholarship, Georgia University, Georgia State, USA (09/2017 – 01/2018) Investigated onion seed priming techniques and enzymatic changes during seed priming. Explored modeling of seed germination and the effects of abiotic stress on germination. Deputy Botanic Products Improvement, Agriculture Organization of Tehran, Baharestan, Iran (01/2007 – 12/2014) Managed horticulture department and led projects related to greenhouses and mushrooms. Effectively managed projects from planning to implementation, ensuring successful outcomes. Established collaborative networks with academia and research institutions.


Achievements: 🏆

Identified methodologies for seed priming and evaluated their impact on onion seed quality. Disseminated research findings in authentic journals. Managed critical projects and established academic collaborations resulting in meaningful research outcomes.


  • Project management
  • Experimental design
  • Analytical thinking
  • Research and analysis (SAS, SPSS, Sigma plot)
  • Techniques for working with HPLC, Spectrophotometer, Plate reader
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • GPS mapping expertise


Doctor’s Degree: Postharvest Physiology and Technology of Horticultural Crops, University of Tehran Master’s Degree: Horticulture, University of Bu Ali Sina, Bachelor’s Degree: Horticulture, University of Bu Ali Sina


📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Moradi Shakoorian, Z., Delshad, M., Diaz-Perez, JC., Askari-Sarcheshmeh, M.-A., Nambeesan, S., Mamedi, A. (2023). Onion (Allium cepa L.) seed germination affected by temperature and water potential: hydrothermal time model. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, 35, 100495. DOI: 10.1016/j.jarmap.2023.100495


  1. García-Gaytán, V., Bojórquez-Quintal, E., Hernández-Mendoza, F., Tiwari, D.K., Corona-Morales, N., Moradi Shakoorian, Z. (2019). Polymerized silicon (SiO2· nH2O) in equisetum arvense: potential nanoparticle in crops. Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society, 64(1), 4298-4302. DOI: 10.4067/s0717-97072019000104298


  1. Sarcheshmeh, A., Moradi Shakoorian, Z., Delshad, M., Tavakkol, A.R. (2018). Determination of the cardinal temperatures and studying the effect of temperature on the efficiency of priming on onion seed (Allium cepa cv, Zargan). Iranian Journal of Seed Science and Technology, 8(1), 265-277.