Alba Pérez Pons| Microbiology | Young Scientist Award

Mrs. Alba Pérez Pons | Microbiology | Young Scientist Award

 

👨‍🏫Professional Profile 🌟

Alba Pérez Pons, a dedicated professional with a Pharmacy background, is a specialist in Biomedical Research. Her academic journey includes a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Seville (2011-2016) and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Research (2016-2017) from the same institution. Alba’s pursuit of knowledge led her to an enriching experience during an Erasmus Internship at the “Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience” at the University of Oxford (Oct 2017-Mar 2018). Continuing her journey, she secured internal funding from the University of Oxford, serving as a Laboratory Assistant (Mar 2018-April 2019). In June 2019, she embarked on her Ph.D. studies at the University of Salamanca, supported by a doctoral scholarship from the Junta de Castilla y León.

🌐 Professional Profiles

🎓 Education

Alba’s educational achievements include a Master’s degree in Biomedical Research (awarded on July 20, 2018) and a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (awarded on August 24, 2016), both from the University of Seville.

🔬 Acquired Techniques

Alba’s skill set encompasses a diverse range of techniques, including molecular methodologies like PCR and RNA extraction, proteomic techniques such as ELISAs and ELISpot, cellular methodologies including flow cytometry, PBMC isolation, and CBA, microbiological techniques like Maxiprep and miniprep, bacterial transformation, and cell culture techniques, including primary cultures and cell line transfection.

📈 General Quality Indicators of Scientific Research

Alba’s scientific contributions are notable, with a total of 10 publications, 8 of which are in first-quartile journals. Her expertise spans across various methodologies, focusing on immune response modulation in systemic mastocytosis and related disorders.

🏫 Current Professional Situation

Alba is presently associated with the University of Salamanca, holding the position of Grado en Farmacia since June 14, 2019. Her responsibilities include employing proteomic techniques (ELISAs), cellular methodologies (flow cytometry), cell cultures, and the manipulation of biological materials.

🔍 Previous Positions and Activities

Before her current role, Alba served as a Laboratory Assistant at the University of Oxford, contributing to various tasks associated with the project.

 

👩‍🏫 Teaching Experience

Alba has supervised doctoral theses and final year projects at the University of Salamanca.

🔬 Scientific and Technological Experience

Engaged in diverse scientific and technological activities, Alba has contributed to research and development projects funded by competitive calls from public or private entities.

📄 Scientific Production

Alba boasts a portfolio of 10 publications, appearing in reputable journals such as Allergy, American Journal of Hematology, and Blood. These publications cover topics ranging from systemic mastocytosis to immune cell kinetics and antibody responses in COVID-19 patients.

🌐 Works Submitted to Conferences

Alba has showcased her work at conferences, including the XVIII Congress of the Iberian Society of Cytometry (SIC) and the ECNM 2022 (European Competence Network on Mastocytosis).

🏆 Other Achievements

Alba’s academic journey includes a stay at the University of Oxford from September 29, 2017, to October 2018, as a guest.

This summary encapsulates Alba Pérez Pons’s academic and professional voyage, underscoring her expertise, accomplishments, and significant contributions to the realm of scientific research. 🚀🔬🎓

Radhamani AV| Advanced functional materials| Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Radhamani AV | Advanced functional materials | Best Researcher Award

 

👨‍🏫 Passionate Assistant Professor at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, contributing to cutting-edge advancements in Physics and Nanotechnology. Successfully supervised multiple Ph.D. and B.Tech project students, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Acknowledged Postdoctoral Researcher from the National University of Singapore, specializing in nanomaterials, metal matrix composites, and additive manufacturing. Holds a Ph.D. in Physics from IIT Madras, with expertise in energy storage materials/devices and metal matrix composites. Actively engaged in diverse research areas, including optically rechargeable supercapacitors, nanofiber applications, and tribology of CNT-metal nanocomposites. Committed to innovation and positively impacting human life through science and technology.

🌐 Professional Profiles

🌟Vision

To work in a creative and challenging environment where I could constantly learn and do science. My goal is to actively participate in the creation of innovative technologies that have a profound and positive influence on improving the quality of human life.

🚀 Work Experience

Assistant Professor February 2021 – Till Date Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology Courses Offered:, Electricity and Magnetism, Applications of Nanotechnology, Engineering Physics, Semiconductor physics (theory and lab), Semiconductor physics and computational methods (theory and lab), Current Ph.D. students: 4 (2021 Admission), B.Tech (2nd yr) project students: 4 Postdoctoral Researcher December 2017 – February 2021 National University of Singapore, Singapore Projects Handled: Nanomaterials reinforced metal matrix composites-Mechanical, corrosion, and erosion behavior Tribological properties of various graded stainless steel, metals, and metal alloys Additive manufacturing technologies (Laser Metal Deposition, and Cold spray) Reinforced cemented carbides for high-performing drill bits fabrications Mentors: Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna (Mechanical engineering Department) and Prof. Lau Hon Chung (Civil and Environmental engineering Department) Project Assistant in Applied Physics & Instrumentation Department 2009-2010 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) in Physics 2006-2009 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), at Bagalkot, Anantapur, and Mandya, India. (Taught Physics for class VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII, including lab sessions; Qualified Kerala SET, and All India JNV test for PGTs)

🎓 Education

Ph.D. Physics 2010-2017 Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. Thesis Title: “Investigations on the design and fabrication of supercapacitors based on manganese oxide nanostructures” Thesis Supervisor: Prof. M.S. Ramachandra Rao.  Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) in Physical Science 2005-2006 Kannur University, Kerala, India. Master of Science (M. Sc.) Physics 2003-2005 Nehru Arts and Science College, Kannur University, Kerala, India. Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Physics 2000-2003 Nehru Arts and Science College, Kannur University, Kerala, India. Subjects: Physics (Main subject), Mathematics, and Chemistry (subsidiaries)

 

🔍 Areas of Expertise

Energy storage materials and devices, Metal matrix composites, Topics of Current Research (2021-till date): Optically rechargeable supercapacitors Zn-ion and Mg-ion batteries and their performance towards optical recharging Mxene and its composites for energy storage applications Mxene and metal oxides for gas sensing applications Energy storage and/water purification applications of Nanofibers and nanocomposites Tribology of CNT-metal nanocomposites Topics contributed to post-doctoral Research (2017-2021): Optimized fabrication of nanomaterials reinforced metal matrix composites using spark plasma sintering Temperature-dependent tribology of reinforced 316 L stainless steel and 304 stainless steel Additive manufacturing of metals and metal composites using laser metal deposition and cold spray Mechanical and energy storage properties of nanofibers Proppants for shale gas exploration Nanomaterials for CO2 sequestration Shape memory alloys for solid-state refrigeratioTopics contributed to the Ph.D. Thesis (2010-2017): Design and synthesis of nanofibers and nanostructures for energy storage devices Tunable supercapacitances of electro-spun Mn3O4 nanofibers and control parameters. ZnO@MnO2 core-shell nanofiber cathodes for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors. Tailoring the supercapacitance of Mn2O3 Nanofibers by nano-compositing with spinel-ZnMn2O4 Zn doped MnO2 nanoflakes for aqueous and solid-state/flexible asymmetric supercapacitors. Other research topics explored (2010-2017): Electrode materials for Li-ion battery applications Magnetic studies: Effect of impurity phases on the magnetic properties of fluorine-doped LiFePO4 and its implications on Li-ion batteries Raman power-dependent studies: Thermal stability investigations on the pristine and fluorine-doped LiFePO4. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) to understand the suppression of FeLi antisite defects in fluorine-doped LiFePO4. Solid-state electrolyte (LVSO): Prepared by pulsed laser deposition for solid-state thin-film batteries. Electrolyte-dependent specific capacitance variation in hydrothermally synthesized CNT-MnO2 nanocomposites. pH dependent morphological transformations on pristine and Mg doped ZnO nanorods. Synthesis and characterization of various electro-spun nanofibers (E.g., α-Fe2O3, CuO) for energy storage

🎉  Project Sanctioned/ Patent

Project Sanctioned

  • Received a start-up research grant (SRG) of 28.71 Lakhs (Duration 2yrs from Dec 2021-2023) from DST-SERB as principal investigator for the project entitled “Optically Rechargeable Supercapacitors using Electro-spun Metal Oxide (ZnxMnyOz) Nanofibrous Electrodes for the Future Off-grid Electronic Devices”

Project Proposal Submitted

  • Submitted a project proposal titled “Solid-state and flexible microsupercapacitors with high performance based on NiCo2O4-CNF (spinel- carbon nanofiber) nanocomposites via 3D printing technology” to UGC-Dr.D.S.Kothari research grant for newly recruited faculty members on October 22nd 2022. (Duration 2yrs, maximum funding 10 Lakhs)

 Patents

  1. A.V. Radhamani and M.S. Ramachandra Rao, “Zn doped δ-MnO2 nanoflakes for cost-effective aqueous and solid state/flexible asymmetric supercapacitors” (1526/CHE/2017) dated 27/02/17, Granted Patent No: 347544 on 24th September 2020.
  2. A.V. Radhamani and M.S. Ramachandra Rao, “Tailoring the Supercapacitance of Mn2O3 Nanofibers by Nano

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Harnessing Light Energy: Electrodeposited ZnO:ZnMn2O4 Nano-heterojunction as a Promising Electrode for Photo-Rechargeable Supercapacitors
    • Authors: PC Santhosh, S. Jayakumar, M. M. Mohideen, A. V. Radhamani*
    • Published in: Materials Research Bulletin
    • Accepted for publication
    • Impact Factor: 5.3
  2. A Comprehensive Review of Metal Oxides (RuO2, Co3O4, MnO2, and NiO) for Supercapacitor Applications and Global Market Trends
    • Authors: S. Jayakumar, PC Santhosh, MM Mohideen, A. V. Radhamani*
    • Published in: Journal of Alloys and Compounds
    • Volume: 173170, 2023
    • Impact Factor: 6.3
  3. Tailoring the Supercapacitance of Hydrothermally Synthesized Co3O4 Nanorods via Ni‐Doping and Fabrication of Symmetric and Asymmetric Supercapacitors
    • Authors: D Nagarajan, MM Mohideen, A.V. Radhamani*
    • Published in: Energy Technology
    • Volume: 2300728
    • Impact Factor: 4.34
  4. AISI 316L Stainless Steel Tribological Behavior under Sliding and Erosive Conditions: A Comparison between Spark Plasma Sintering, Laser Metal Deposition, and Cold Spraying
    • Authors: A.V. Radhamani, HC Lau, AV Krishnan, M Kamaraj, S Ramakrishna
    • Published in: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
    • Pages: 1-14
    • Impact Factor: 2.6
  5. Investigations on the Temperature-Dependent Tribological Behaviour of Spark Plasma Sintered CNT-304 SS Self-lubricating Nanocomposites
    • Authors: A. V. Radhamani, S Bhaumik, HC Lau, M Kamaraj, S Ramakrishna
    • Published in: Tribology-Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces
    • Volume: 17 (3)
    • Pages: 224-236
    • Impact Factor: 1.4
  6. Techno-economic Analysis of Different Shades of Renewable and Non-renewable Energy-based Hydrogen for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
    • Authors: Mohamedazeem M Mohideen, Balachandran Subramanian, Jingyi Sun, Jing Ge, Han Guo, Adiyodi Veettil Radhamani, Seeram Ramakrishna, Yong Liu
    • Published in: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
    • Volume: 174(2023)
    • Pages: 113153
    • Impact Factor: 16.8
  7. Recent Insights on Iron-based Nanostructured Electrocatalyst and Current Status of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell for Sustainable Transport
    • Authors: M. M Mohideen, A.V. Radhamani, S. Ramakrishna, Y. Wei, Y. Liu
    • Published in: Journal of Energy Chemistry
    • Volume: 69 (2022)
    • Pages: 466-489
    • Impact Factor: 13.6
  8. The Role of Carbon Capture and Storage in the Energy Transition
    • Authors: Lau Hon Chung, Seeram Ramakrishna, Kai Zhang, A. V. Radhamani
    • Published in: Energy and Fuels
    • Volume: 35 (2021)
    • Pages: 7364–7386
    • Impact Factor: 4.654
  9. 316 Stainless Steel Structural Mechanical and Corrosion Behaviour: Comparison between Spark Plasma Sintering, Laser Melt Deposition and Cold Spray
    • Authors: A. V. Radhamani, Lau Hon Chung, M. Kamaraj, Seeram Ramakrishna
    • Published in: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
    • Volume: 30 (2021)
    • Pages: 3492–350
    • Impact Factor: 2.036
  10. Structural, Mechanical and Tribological Investigations of CNT-316 Stainless Steel Nanocomposites Processed via Spark Plasma Sintering
    • Authors: A. V. Radhamani, Lau Hon Chung, M. Kamaraj, Seeram Ramakrishna
    • Published in: Tribology International
    • Volume: 152 (2020)
    • Pages: 106524
    • Impact Factor: 5.620

Ping Li | Food Microbiology | Women Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Ping Li | Food Microbiology | Best Researcher Award

 

👨‍🏫 🌾Ping Li  a distinguished researcher and academician, is currently a pivotal figure in the field of probiotics and lactic acid bacteria at Zhejiang Gongshang University in China. With a Ph.D. in Microbiology, obtained from Zhejiang University in 2009, and subsequent postdoctoral research at Florida State University, USA, they bring a wealth of international experience to their role. Since joining Zhejiang Gongshang University in 2015,Ping Li has been at the forefront of groundbreaking research, focusing on the multifaceted properties of lactic acid bacteria. Their work delves into the production of bacteriocins, vitamins, and extracellular polysaccharides by these bacteria, with a specific emphasis on their application in the food industry. As a testament to their research prowess,  has secured numerous grants, notably as the project leader for projects investigating the regulatory effects and molecular mechanisms of bacteriocins on the intestinal epithelial barrier, as well as the impact of lactic acid bacteria-derived metabolites on the gastrointestinal microbiota. Their dedication to advancing knowledge in this domain is evident through leadership roles in various national and provincial science and technology projects.

 

🌐 Professional Profiles

Research Interests 🧪

Our research focuses on probiotics, particularly lactic acid bacteria, that can produce bacteriocins, vitamins, and extracellular polysaccharides, among other substances, as well as their application in the food industry. We are aiming to understand the mechanism by which bacteriocins act against foodborne pathogens, the regulation of probiotic-derived metabolites (such as bacteriocins, folate, VB12, etc.) on the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota, and the impact of functional lactic acid bacteria on immunity.

Education and Work Experiences 🎓🌐

Zhejiang Gongshang University, China (2023.01-Now), Zhejiang Gongshang University, China (2017.12-Now), Zhejiang Gongshang University, China (2015.03-2017.12), Florida State University, USA (2009.10-2014.10), Zhejiang University, China (2003.09-2009.03)

Grants (where I am/was the project leader in bold) 💰

[1] National Natural Science Foundation of China, Regulatory effect and molecular mechanism of a bacteriocin derived from lactic acid bacteria (Plantaricin JK) on the intestinal epithelial barrier (32272301),2023.01-2026.12. Budget: RMB¥550,000. [2] National Natural Science Foundation of China,Lactic acid bacteria derived 5-methyltetrahydrofolate regulates the gut microflora and its molecular mechanism (31972974),2020.01-2023.12. Budget: RMB¥580,000. [4] The Outstanding Young Scholars Program of Zhejiang Natural Science Foundation, Molecular mechanism of lactic acid bacteria-derived bacteriocins in regulating intestinal microbiota and inhibiting intestinal inflammation in IBD(LR22C200005),2022.01-2024.12. Budget: RMB¥800,000. [5] Major Science and Technology Projects of Zhejiang Province, Screening of Bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacteria and key technologies for industrialization, 2020.01-2022.12. Budget: RMB¥5000,000.

Awards 🏆

Second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, Functional lactic acid bacteria and the key technology of industrialization, 2019, 5/10. Second prize of Zhejiang Science and Technology Progress Award, Key technologies and industrialization of hierarchical intelligent manufacturing and steady-state application of active ingredients from Zhejiang specialty plants, 2023, 2/9. First prize of Zhejiang Science and Technology Progress Award, Application of functional Lactic acid bacteria (producing bacteriocin, B vitamins, etc.) in the dairy products, 2017, 3/12. Second prize of Science and technology innovation award of China Food Science and Technology Society, Characterization of extracellular vitamin B12 producing Lactobacillus plantarum strains and assessment of the probiotic potentials, 2017, 1/5.

Management, organization, memberships of committees 🤝

2023.09 Committee Member of the Academic Committee, Zhejiang Gongshang University 2023.05 Deputy Director of the Dairy Processing Committee, Zhejiang Dairy Industry Association 2022.08 Third Council Member of the Probiotics Branch, Chinese Society of Food Science and Technology 2023.09 Executive Vice President of the Green Valley Food and Health Industry Research Institute, Zhejiang Gongshang University 2022.05 Editorial Board Member of Advanced Gut & Microbiome Research 2022.01 Guest Associate Editor of the special issue of“Rising stars in Microbiome in Health and Disease: 2022”, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 2021.10 Guest Associate Editor of the special issue “Rising stars in Microbiome in Health and Disease: 2022” in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 2021.12 Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Review Editor 2020.08 Committee Member of the Microbiology Professional Committee, Zhejiang Bioinformatics Society. 2019.02 Frontiers in Immunology, Review Editor

Patents 📜

A total of 11 granted invention patents have been achieved. (See the original content for detailed patent information) This content provides an overview of the researcher’s academic journey, research interests, grants, awards, and contributions to academic committees and editorial boards.

📚Top Noted Publication

 Bacteriocins: Crucial Guardians of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. 2024, 23, 1-27.

Role of folic acid in regulating gut microbiota and short-chain fatty acids based on an in vitro fermentation model. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2024; 108(1):1-15.

 Ndj1, a telomere-associated protein, regulates centrosome separation in budding yeast meiosis. J Cell Biol. 2015, 209(2):247-59.

The Zika Virus Capsid Disrupts Corticogenesis by Suppressing Dicer Activity and miRNA Biogenesis. Cell Stem Cell. 2020, 27(4):618-632.

 Lactobacillus plantarum ZJ316 improves the quality of Stachys sieboldii Miq. pickle by inhibiting harmful bacteria growth and degrading nitrite, promoting the gut microbiota health in vitro. Food Funct. 2022, 13(3):1551-1562.

 Probiotic potential of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum ZFM4 isolated from pickles and its effects on human intestinal microecology. LWT-Food Sci Technol., 2023, 184:114954.

 Lactiplantibacillus plantarum ZJ316-fermented milk ameliorates dextran sulfate sodium-induced chronic colitis by improving the inflammatory response and regulating intestinal microbiota. Journal of dairy science. 2023, 106(11), 7352–7366.

 Lactobacillus plantarum ZJ316 alleviates ulcerative colitis by inhibiting inflammation and regulating short-chain fatty acid levels and the gut microbiota in a mouse model. Food Funct. 2023, 11;14(9):3982-3993.

 Lactiplantibacillus plantarum ZJ316 fermented milk ameliorates DSS-induced chronic colitis by improving the inflammatory response and regulating intestinal microbiota. J Dairy Sci. 2023, S0022-0302(23)00253-9.

 Metabolism of eriocitrin in the gut and its regulation on gut microbiota in mice. Front Microbiol. 2023, 13:1111200.

The regulation function of intestinal microbiota by folate-producing Lactiplantibacillus plantarum LZ227. J Sci Food Agric. 2023, doi: 10.1002/jsfa.12851.

Phenyl lactic acid alleviates Helicobacter pylori infection in C57BL/6 mice. Food Funct. 2023,14(11):5032-5047.

Purification, characterization, and mode of action of Sakacin ZFM225, a novel bacteriocin from Lactobacillus sakei ZFM225. Biochem Biophys Rep. 2023, 35:101494.

 Lactiplantibacillus plantarum ZJ316 Reduces Helicobacter pylori Adhesion and Inflammation by Inhibiting the Expression of Adhesin and Urease Genes. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2023, e2300241.

Characterization of soluble dietary fiber from citrus peels (Citrus unshiu), and its antioxidant capacity and beneficial regulating effect on gut microbiota. Int J Biol Macromol. 2023, 246:125715.

Jing Yang | Blockchain | Young Scientist Award

 Mr. Jing Yang | Blockchain | Young Scientist Award

🌟Profile Summary

🌐 🚀 A passionate learner and researcher, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Security at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, after completing a Master’s in Data Science. Originating from Shandong Jiaotong University, China, where he earned a Bachelor’s in Navigation Technology, he navigates the seas of academia with curiosity. 🌐📚 Armed with a repertoire of professional certificates from IBM and recognized courses on Coursera, including Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning, he blends practical skills with academic rigor.

🎓 Education

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Information Security 04/2024-Present Master of Data Science 10/2022-03/2024, Shandong Jiaotong University, Shandong, China Bachelor of Navigation Technology 09/2018-07/2022

🔍 Online Courses (Coursera)

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Professional Certificates Courses: Tools for Data Science, Python Project for Data Science, Python for Data Science, AI&Development, Machine Learning with Python, Data Visualization with Python, Databases and SQL for Data Science with Python, Data Analysis with Python, Applied Data Science Capstone. IBM Applied AI Professional Certificates  Courses: Building AI Powered Chatbots Without Programming, Getting Started with AI using IBM Watson, Python Project for AI & Application Development, Building AI Applications with Watson APIs. University of Michigan Professional Certificates Courses: Statistics with Python, Fitting Statistical Models to Data with Python, Inferential Statistical Analysis with Python. University of Virginia Course: Digital Transformation. Nanjing University Course: Data Processing Using Python.

🏆 Extracurricular Activities

College Student Mental Health Association 03/2019-07/2021 Center Director Responsible for the work of the college students’ mental health education center. Guided and trained college students in the mental health association. Overall deployment of subordinate departments, psychological association, and the class psychological committee. Conducted regular preliminary training for psychological committee members, including activity planning and press release writings.

🎖️ Honors & Awards

Patent for Utility Model A Marine Police Underwater Reconnaissance Rescue and Salvage Robot Device 11/2021. Volunteer in World Health Organization 08/2021. National College Students Mathematical Modeling Contest Second Prize 08/2021 Computer Software Copyright Registration Certificate AIS Base Station Automatic Monitoring and Analysis System V1.0 08/2021. 2021 College Student Traffic Safety Competition Activities Second Prize 08/2021.  Computer Software Copyright Registration Certificate Comprehensive Assessment and Evaluation System for Ship Personnel V1.0 07/2021 Excellent Student Leader 06/2020. Excellent Organizer in 2020 the 4th National Environmental Protection Knowledge Competition for College Students 06/2020. Shandong Jiaotong University Comprehensive Second-class Scholarship 12/2019. 2nd Nautical Meteorological Knowledge Contest Third Prize 06/2019.

💼 Other Skills

  • Languages:
    • Chinese (Native), English (TOEFL 99/120; GRE 332)
  • Software and Programming Skills:
    • Python, R language

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Fault Prediction Algorithm for Offshore Wind Energy Conversion System
    • Authors: Yang, J., & Li, J.
    • Published: December 2021
    • Conference: 2021 International Conference on High Performance Big Data and Intelligent Systems (HPBD&IS)
    • Source: IEEE
  2. Systematic Literature Review of Information Security in Chatbots
    • Author: Yang, Jing, et al.
    • Published: Applied Sciences, November 2023
  3. Improved Golden Jackal Optimization for Optimal Allocation and Scheduling
    • Author: Yang, Jing, et al.
    • Published: Mathematics, June 2023
  4. Improved Artificial Ecosystem-Based Optimization Algorithm for Hybrid Photovoltaic/Fuel Cell Energy System
    • Author: Yang, Jing, et al.
    • Published: Energies, June 2023
  5. Potential of ChatGPT in Assisting Children with Down Syndrome
    • Author: Yang, Jing, et al.
    • Published: Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2023
  6. Intelligent Lung Cancer MRI Prediction Analysis
    • Author: Yang, Jing, et al.
    • Published: Digital Health, 2023
  7. DT2F-TLNet: Text-Independent Writer Identification Model
    • Author: Yang, Jing, et al.
    • Published: Expert Systems with Applications, 2023
  8. Thoughts of Brain EEG Signal-to-Text Conversion
    • Author: Yang, Jing, et al.
    • Published: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 2023
  9. ChatGPTs’ Journey in Medical Revolution
    • Author: Yang, Jing
    • Published: Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2023
  10. Soft Computing Techniques for Detecting Cyberbullying
    • Author: Jing Yang, et al.
    • Published: ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, 2023
  11. CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology
    • Author: Jing Yang, et al.
    • Published: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control (Accepted)
  12. Rewarding Developers by Storing Applications on Non-Fungible Tokens
    • Author: Kalhoro, Ayesha, et al.
    • Published: Mathematics, November 2023 (Corresponding author)
  13. Efficient Reinforcement Learning-Based Method for Plagiarism Detection
    • Author: Xiong, Jiale, Jing Yang, et al.
    • Published: Expert Systems with Applications, 2024 (Corresponding author)
  14. Enabling IoT Service Classification: A Machine Learning Based Approach
    • Author: Abbasi, Mohammad Asad, et al.
    • Published: IEEE Access, 2023
  15. Deep-Learning-Based Classification of Bangladeshi Medicinal Plants
    • Author: Uddin, A. Hasib, et al.
    • Published: Mathematics, 2023

 

Karolina Furtak | Microbiology | Young Scientist Award

 Dr. Karolina Furtak | Microbiology | Best Researcher Award

🌱 Career Journey

🌐 Adjunct (Assistant Professor): 01.09.2022 – Present Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Pulawy, Poland. Department of Agricultural Microbiology. Research Assistant: 01.05.2020 – 01.09.2022 Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Pulawy, Poland. Department of Agricultural Microbiology. Research-Technical Specialist: 01.05.2019 – 01.05.2020 Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Pulawy, Poland. Department of Agricultural Microbiology. Specialist: 01.01.2017 – 30.04.2019 Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Pulawy, Poland. Department of Agricultural Microbiology. Technician: 01.10 – 31.12.2016 Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Pulawy, Poland. Department of Agricultural Microbiology. 🏆🔬🌱

🎓 Educational Achievements

Doctor of Agricultural Science (PhD): 21.09.2020 Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Pulawy, Poland. Department of Agricultural Microbiology. Field: Agricultural Sciences, Discipline: Environmental Protection and Engineering. Master’s Degree: 2015 The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. Faculty of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. Discipline: Biotechnology, Specialization: Environmental Biotechnology. Thesis: “Determination of the nutrient value of methanotrophic microorganisms from different environments.” Bachelor’s Degree: 2013 The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. Faculty of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. Discipline: Biotechnology, Specialization: Medical Biotechnology. Thesis: “Preparation, properties, and application of nanostructures of titanium and its alloys.”

👩‍🔬 Practice and Courses

2023: FEMS 4th Summer School for PostDocs, Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, Croatia. 2022: Internship at the Department of Microbiology and Biomonitoring, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland. 2016: Internship at the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Pulawy, Poland. 2014: Traineeship at the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Pulawy, Poland. 2012: Traineeship at the Poultry Disease Department, National Veterinary Institute, Pulawy, Poland.

🌐 Projects

2024-2027: Project Manager: OSMO-PROTECT – Innovative osmoprotective microbial preparation for crop plants. 2023-2025: Project Manager: Evaluation of osmoprotectants on soil and spring wheat growth. 2020-2024: Project Manager: Search for bacteria adapting to extreme soil moisture conditions. 2019: Specialist for metabolomic analyses in the LIDER IX project. 2018: Project Manager: Influence of summer floods on river mud biodiversity.

📚 Continuous Learning

Attended various training courses including metagenomics, project management, Next-Generation Sequencing, and statistical analysis.

Contributions and Impact

  • Contributed to research projects funded by NCBR, NCN, and Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
  • Involved in innovative technologies for microbial-enriched mineral fertilizers and diagnostics of fungal pathogens in organic soft fruit cultivation.

🌱 Dedicated to Advancing Agricultural Microbiology! 🌾🔬

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Pre-isolation procedures matter–Comparison of different filtration methods prior to DNA isolation in river microbiome analysis.
    • Furtak K., Marzec-Grządziel A., Md Shakhawat Hossain (2024)
    • Published in Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology.
  2. Fungal community change in selected fluvisols under simulated flooding condition.
  3. The impact of extreme weather events as a consequence of climate change on the soil moisture and on the quality of the soil environment and agriculture – A review.
    • Furtak K., Wolińska A. (2023)
    • Published in CATENA, 231, 107378.
  4. Soil–Plant–Microbe Interactions Determine Soil Biological Fertility by Altering Rhizospheric Nutrient Cycling and Biocrust Formation.
    • Bhattacharyya S.S., Furtak K. (2023)
    • Published in Sustainability, 15(1), 625.
  5. Can Model Experiments Give Insight into the Response of the Soil Environment to Flooding? A Comparison of Microcosm and Natural Event.
    • Furtak K., Grządziel J., Gałązka A. (2022)
    • Published in Biology, 11, 3, 386.
  6. Soil carbon sequestration – an interplay between soil microbial community and soil organic matter dynamics.
    • Bhattacharyya S.S., Ros G.H., Furtak K., Iqbal H.M.N., Parra-Saldivar R. (2022)
    • Published in Science of The Total Environment, 815, 152928.
  7. Biodiversity and Metabolic Potential of Bacteria in Bulk Soil from the Peri-Root Zone of Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Silver Birch (Betula pendula) and Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris).
    • Gałązka A., Marzec-Grządziel A., Varsadiya M., Niedźwiecki J., Gawryjołek K., Furtak K., Przybyś M. (2022)
    • Published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23, 5.
  8. Microbial activity and community level physiological profiles (CLPP) of soil under the cultivation of spring rape with the Roundup 360 SL herbicide.
    • Jezierska-Tys S., Joniec J., Mocek-Płóciniak A., Gałązka A., Bednarz J., Furtak K. (2021)
    • Published in Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering.
  9. Fungal biodiversity and metabolic potential of selected fluvisols from the Vistula River valley in Lubelskie, Poland.
    • Furtak K., Grządziel J., Gałązka A., Gawryjołek K., Niedźwiecki J. (2021)
    • Published in Applied Soil Ecology, 160, 10386.
  10. Comprehensive Analysis Using Colorimetry, Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry, and Bioassays for Assessment of Indole Related Compounds produced by Endophytes of Selected Wheat Cultivars.
    • Kuźniar A., Włodarczyk K., Sadok, I.; Staniszewska, M.; Woźniak, M.; Furtak, K.; Grządziel, J.; Gałązka, A.; Skórzyńska-Polit, E.; Wolińska, A. (2021)
    • Published in Molecules, 26, 1394.

 

Ping Li | Food Microbiology | Young Scientist Award

Prof Dr. Ping Li | Food Microbiology | Best Researcher Award

 

👨‍🏫 🌾Ping Li  a distinguished researcher and academician, is currently a pivotal figure in the field of probiotics and lactic acid bacteria at Zhejiang Gongshang University in China. With a Ph.D. in Microbiology, obtained from Zhejiang University in 2009, and subsequent postdoctoral research at Florida State University, USA, they bring a wealth of international experience to their role. Since joining Zhejiang Gongshang University in 2015,Ping Li has been at the forefront of groundbreaking research, focusing on the multifaceted properties of lactic acid bacteria. Their work delves into the production of bacteriocins, vitamins, and extracellular polysaccharides by these bacteria, with a specific emphasis on their application in the food industry. As a testament to their research prowess,  has secured numerous grants, notably as the project leader for projects investigating the regulatory effects and molecular mechanisms of bacteriocins on the intestinal epithelial barrier, as well as the impact of lactic acid bacteria-derived metabolites on the gastrointestinal microbiota. Their dedication to advancing knowledge in this domain is evident through leadership roles in various national and provincial science and technology projects.

 

🌐 Professional Profiles

Research Interests 🧪

Our research focuses on probiotics, particularly lactic acid bacteria, that can produce bacteriocins, vitamins, and extracellular polysaccharides, among other substances, as well as their application in the food industry. We are aiming to understand the mechanism by which bacteriocins act against foodborne pathogens, the regulation of probiotic-derived metabolites (such as bacteriocins, folate, VB12, etc.) on the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota, and the impact of functional lactic acid bacteria on immunity.

Education and Work Experiences 🎓🌐

Zhejiang Gongshang University, China (2023.01-Now), Zhejiang Gongshang University, China (2017.12-Now), Zhejiang Gongshang University, China (2015.03-2017.12), Florida State University, USA (2009.10-2014.10), Zhejiang University, China (2003.09-2009.03)

Grants (where I am/was the project leader in bold) 💰

[1] National Natural Science Foundation of China, Regulatory effect and molecular mechanism of a bacteriocin derived from lactic acid bacteria (Plantaricin JK) on the intestinal epithelial barrier (32272301),2023.01-2026.12. Budget: RMB¥550,000. [2] National Natural Science Foundation of China,Lactic acid bacteria derived 5-methyltetrahydrofolate regulates the gut microflora and its molecular mechanism (31972974),2020.01-2023.12. Budget: RMB¥580,000. [4] The Outstanding Young Scholars Program of Zhejiang Natural Science Foundation, Molecular mechanism of lactic acid bacteria-derived bacteriocins in regulating intestinal microbiota and inhibiting intestinal inflammation in IBD(LR22C200005),2022.01-2024.12. Budget: RMB¥800,000. [5] Major Science and Technology Projects of Zhejiang Province, Screening of Bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacteria and key technologies for industrialization, 2020.01-2022.12. Budget: RMB¥5000,000.

Awards 🏆

Second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, Functional lactic acid bacteria and the key technology of industrialization, 2019, 5/10. Second prize of Zhejiang Science and Technology Progress Award, Key technologies and industrialization of hierarchical intelligent manufacturing and steady-state application of active ingredients from Zhejiang specialty plants, 2023, 2/9. First prize of Zhejiang Science and Technology Progress Award, Application of functional Lactic acid bacteria (producing bacteriocin, B vitamins, etc.) in the dairy products, 2017, 3/12. Second prize of Science and technology innovation award of China Food Science and Technology Society, Characterization of extracellular vitamin B12 producing Lactobacillus plantarum strains and assessment of the probiotic potentials, 2017, 1/5.

Management, organization, memberships of committees 🤝

2023.09 Committee Member of the Academic Committee, Zhejiang Gongshang University 2023.05 Deputy Director of the Dairy Processing Committee, Zhejiang Dairy Industry Association 2022.08 Third Council Member of the Probiotics Branch, Chinese Society of Food Science and Technology 2023.09 Executive Vice President of the Green Valley Food and Health Industry Research Institute, Zhejiang Gongshang University 2022.05 Editorial Board Member of Advanced Gut & Microbiome Research 2022.01 Guest Associate Editor of the special issue of“Rising stars in Microbiome in Health and Disease: 2022”, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 2021.10 Guest Associate Editor of the special issue “Rising stars in Microbiome in Health and Disease: 2022” in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 2021.12 Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Review Editor 2020.08 Committee Member of the Microbiology Professional Committee, Zhejiang Bioinformatics Society. 2019.02 Frontiers in Immunology, Review Editor

Patents 📜

A total of 11 granted invention patents have been achieved. (See the original content for detailed patent information) This content provides an overview of the researcher’s academic journey, research interests, grants, awards, and contributions to academic committees and editorial boards.

📚Top Noted Publication

 Bacteriocins: Crucial Guardians of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. 2024, 23, 1-27.

Role of folic acid in regulating gut microbiota and short-chain fatty acids based on an in vitro fermentation model. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2024; 108(1):1-15.

 Ndj1, a telomere-associated protein, regulates centrosome separation in budding yeast meiosis. J Cell Biol. 2015, 209(2):247-59.

The Zika Virus Capsid Disrupts Corticogenesis by Suppressing Dicer Activity and miRNA Biogenesis. Cell Stem Cell. 2020, 27(4):618-632.

 Lactobacillus plantarum ZJ316 improves the quality of Stachys sieboldii Miq. pickle by inhibiting harmful bacteria growth and degrading nitrite, promoting the gut microbiota health in vitro. Food Funct. 2022, 13(3):1551-1562.

 Probiotic potential of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum ZFM4 isolated from pickles and its effects on human intestinal microecology. LWT-Food Sci Technol., 2023, 184:114954.

 Lactiplantibacillus plantarum ZJ316-fermented milk ameliorates dextran sulfate sodium-induced chronic colitis by improving the inflammatory response and regulating intestinal microbiota. Journal of dairy science. 2023, 106(11), 7352–7366.

 Lactobacillus plantarum ZJ316 alleviates ulcerative colitis by inhibiting inflammation and regulating short-chain fatty acid levels and the gut microbiota in a mouse model. Food Funct. 2023, 11;14(9):3982-3993.

 Lactiplantibacillus plantarum ZJ316 fermented milk ameliorates DSS-induced chronic colitis by improving the inflammatory response and regulating intestinal microbiota. J Dairy Sci. 2023, S0022-0302(23)00253-9.

 Metabolism of eriocitrin in the gut and its regulation on gut microbiota in mice. Front Microbiol. 2023, 13:1111200.

The regulation function of intestinal microbiota by folate-producing Lactiplantibacillus plantarum LZ227. J Sci Food Agric. 2023, doi: 10.1002/jsfa.12851.

Phenyl lactic acid alleviates Helicobacter pylori infection in C57BL/6 mice. Food Funct. 2023,14(11):5032-5047.

Purification, characterization, and mode of action of Sakacin ZFM225, a novel bacteriocin from Lactobacillus sakei ZFM225. Biochem Biophys Rep. 2023, 35:101494.

 Lactiplantibacillus plantarum ZJ316 Reduces Helicobacter pylori Adhesion and Inflammation by Inhibiting the Expression of Adhesin and Urease Genes. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2023, e2300241.

Characterization of soluble dietary fiber from citrus peels (Citrus unshiu), and its antioxidant capacity and beneficial regulating effect on gut microbiota. Int J Biol Macromol. 2023, 246:125715.