Sohrab Behnia | Biophysics | Best Researcher Award

 Prof. Sohrab Behnia | Biophysics |Best Researcher Award

 Prof  at Urmia University of Technology, Iran

A seasoned educator and researcher with extensive experience in physics, holding positions from Assistant to Associate Professor at IAU, Urmia, and Urmia University of Technology. Specialized in teaching a range of undergraduate to Ph.D. courses including Quantum Mechanics, Laser Physics, and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems. Proficient in Maple and Matlab programming with a strong background in finite element method analysis. Led impactful research projects in chaotic systems, cancer treatment, and national security, earning multiple awards including the Kharazmi Scientific Festival Second Prize. A recognized leader in academia with a commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and education.

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🎓 Professional Teaching Experience (1995-2020):

🧑‍🏫 B.Sc. Courses: General Physics (I & II), Mathematical Physics II, Quantum Mechanics (I & II), Laser, Computational Physics, Wave Physics. 🎓 M.Sc. Courses: Advanced Quantum Mechanics (I & II), Advanced Statistical Mechanics, Electrodynamics I, Advanced Computational Physics. 🎓 Ph.D. Courses: Nonlinear Dynamical and Chaos, Quantum Chaos, Bose Mesner Algebra, Open Quantum Systems. 💻 Professional Skills: Maple & Matlab Programming, Finite Element Method Analysis

🏢 Employment:

Assistant Professor: IAU, Urmia (2001-2008), Research Vice-Chancellor of the University (IAU) (2003-2010), Associate Professor: IAU, Urmia (2008-2010), Assistant Professor: Urmia University of Technology (2010-2014), Student Affairs Vice Chancellor of the University (2010-2013), Director of Physics Department (2014-2020)

🔬 Research Projects:

Solvable Chaotic Maps with Random Dynamical Parameters (1998-2001) – Institute for Research in Fundamental Science (IPM), Iran, Cancer Cells Healing by Using Concentrated Ultrasound Waves (2001-2004) – Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran, Reconstruction of Phase Space for a Nonlinear Dynamical System by Time Series (2004-2006) – IAU, Urmia, Iran, Designing the System of Confidentiality and Protecting National Security in the Country (2020-2022) – INSF, Iran

🏆 Awards and Recognitions:

Winning the Second Prize for Conducting the Fundamental Research Project from Kharazmi Scientific Festival, Tehran, Iran (2001), Winning the First Prize for a Research Project from Scientific Festival Urmia, West Azerbaijan (2005), Winning the First Prize for a Research Project from First Basij Festival, Urmia, West Azerbaijan (2006),  Winning the First Prize for a Research Project from Scientific Festival Urmia, West Azerbaijan (2008),  Winning the Prize of Basij Festival, Tehran, Iran (2010), Winning the First Prize for a Research Project from Scientific Festival Urmia, West Azerbaijan (2022)

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • A Novel Algorithm for Image Encryption Based on Mixture of Chaotic Maps
    • Authors: S Behnia, A Akhshani, H Mahmodi, A Akhavan
    • Journal: Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
    • Year: 2008
    • Volume: 35
    • Issue: 2
    • Pages: 408-419
    • Citations: 552

 

  • A Fast Chaotic Encryption Scheme Based on Piecewise Nonlinear Chaotic Maps
    • Authors: S Behnia, A Akhshani, S Ahadpour, H Mahmodi, A Akhavan
    • Journal: Physics Letters A
    • Year: 2007
    • Volume: 366
    • Issues: 4-5
    • Pages: 391-396
    • Citations: 299

 

  • A Novel Scheme for Image Encryption Based on 2D Piecewise Chaotic Maps
    • Authors: A Akhshani, S Behnia, A Akhavan, HA Hassan, Z Hassan
    • Journal: Optics Communications
    • Year: 2010
    • Volume: 283
    • Issue: 17
    • Pages: 3259-3266
    • Citations: 166

 

  • Hierarchy of Chaotic Maps with an Invariant Measure
    • Authors: MA Jafarizadeh, S Behnia, S Khorram, H Nagshara
    • Journal: Journal of Statistical Physics
    • Year: 2001
    • Volume: 104
    • Pages: 1013-1028
    • Citations: 65

 

  • Nonlinear Transitions of a Spherical Cavitation Bubble
    • Authors: S Behnia, A Jafari, W Soltanpoor, O Jahanbakhsh
    • Journal: Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
    • Year: 2009
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue: 2
    • Pages: 818-828
    • Citations: 64

 

  • Suppressing Chaotic Oscillations of a Spherical Cavitation Bubble through Applying a Periodic Perturbation
    • Authors: S Behnia, AJ Sojahrood, W Soltanpoor, O Jahanbakhsh
    • Journal: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
    • Year: 2009
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 502-511
    • Citations: 60

 

  • Multiple-Watermarking Scheme Based on Improved Chaotic Maps
    • Authors: S Behnia, M Teshnehlab, P Ayubi
    • Journal: Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
    • Year: 2010
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue: 9
    • Pages: 2469-2478
    • Citations: 54

 

  • Image Encryption Based on the Jacobian Elliptic Maps
    • Authors: S Behnia, A Akhavan, A Akhshani, A Samsudin
    • Journal: Journal of Systems and Software
    • Year: 2013
    • Volume: 86
    • Issue: 9
    • Pages: 2429-2438
    • Citations: 53

 

  • DNA Spintronics: Charge and Spin Dynamics in DNA Wires
    • Authors: S Behnia, S Fathizadeh, A Akhshani
    • Journal: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
    • Year: 2016
    • Volume: 120
    • Issue: 5
    • Pages: 2973-2983
    • Citations: 51

 

Thi Mong Diep Nguyen | Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Omvir Singh| Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

🔬🧬 Holding a Doctor of Science in Life Science (Cell Biotechnology) from the University of Tours, France, I’ve delved into diverse realms including cell biology, microbiology, and animal reproduction. As a Visiting Professor at the University of François-Rabelais and an Associate Professor at Quy Nhon University, I’ve led research projects exploring avian reproductive biotechnologies and the impact of AMPK protein kinase on male gonad functions. My contributions to grants investigating hCG glycoforms and fertility treatments showcase my dedication to advancing scientific understanding. 🌱👨‍🔬

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Training Background:

University of Tours, France Years: 4/2022 Major/ Specialty: Life Science (Cell biotechnology) Academic Degree: Doctor of Science University of François-Rabelais, Tours, France Years: 1/2020 – 3/2020 Major/ Specialty: Biotechnology Role: Visiting Professor Quy Nhon University Year: 1/2020 Major/ Specialty: Biotechnology Role: Associate Professor INRA _Institut national de la recherche agronomique (Nouzilly), France Years: 10/2018 – 2/2019, 11/2016 – 04/2017 Major/ Specialty: Animal Cell Biotechnology + Immunology + Gonadotropins Role: Postdoctoral Researcher François-Rabelais University, France Years: 11/2011 – 10/2015 Major/ Specialty: Life Science (Cell biotechnology) Academic Degree: Ph.D Quy Nhon University Years: 9/2005 – 6/2008 Major/ Specialty: Biology Academic Degree: Master Quy Nhon University Years: 9/2001 – 9/2005 Major/ Specialty: Biology Academic Degree: Bachelor

 

🔍Research Projects (Last 5 Years):

CRYOBIRD – Development of avian reproductive biotechnologies for the management of genetic diversity Years: 10/2010 – 10/2014 Funding Institution: France Role: Participant. Study on pathogenic microorganisms in Arachis Hypogaea L. in ecological condition of Hoai An district, Binh Dinh province Year: 2016 – 2017 Funding Institution: Quy Nhon University Role: Chairman Impact of AMPK protein kinase on male gonad and spermatozoa functions Years: 2018 – 2019 Funding Institution: Quy Nhon University Role: Chairman Characterization of new hCG glycoforms for implantation and early pregnancy diagnostic Years: 2017 – 2020 Funding Institution: France Role: Participant Investigation on the role of 5’-AMP activated protein kinase (AMPK) in adenylate cyclase gene expression using pharmacologicals activators and human Luteinizing Hormone (hLH) or Forskolin stimulators in Leydig MLTC-1 cells Years: 2018 – 2020 Funding Institution: NAFOSTED Role: Chairman Production of single-chain gonadotropins for fertility treatments Years: 2020 – 2023 Funding Institution: VINIF Role: Chairman

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Highly-Sensitive In Vitro Bioassays for FSH, TSH, PTH, Kp, and OT in Addition to LH in Mouse Leydig Tumor Cell
    • Authors: Klett, D., Pellissier, L., Lomet, D., Jean-Alphonse, F., Combarnous, Y.
    • Year: 2023

 

  1. Undissociable chemically cross-linked and single-chain gonadotropins
    • Authors: Nguyen, T.M.D., Klett, D., Combarnous, Y.
    • Year: 2023

 

  1. Impact of microwave synthesis time on the shape of silver nanostructures and their antibacterial activity
    • Authors: Hoang, N.H., Nguyen, V.N., Nguyen, T.T., Nguyen, T.M.D.
    • Year: 2023

 

  1. Natural and recombinant equine chorionic gonadotropins past and future in animal reproductive technology
    • Authors: Thach, D.T., Cuong, B.K., Van Tong, H., Combarnous, Y., Nguyen, T.M.D.
    • Year: 2022

 

  1. Effect of fluoxetine on cyclic adenosine monophosphate response to follicle-stimulating hormone in HEK cells
    • Authors: Nguyen, T.T., Nguyen, T.M.D.
    • Year: 2022

 

  1. Membrane Hormone Receptors and Their Signaling Pathways as Targets for Endocrine Disruptors
    • Authors: Combarnous, Y., Nguyen, T.M.D.
    • Year: 2022

 

  1. Roles of Soluble Adenylyl Cyclase in cAMP Synthesis in Animal Cells
    • Author: Nguyen, T.M.D.
    • Year: 2022

 

Sayandeep Dutta | Computer Science | Young Scientist Award

 Mr. Sayandeep Dutta | Computer Science | Young Scientist Award 

Mr. Doon Heritage School, India

👩‍🔬Driven by a passion for entrepreneurship and cybersecurity, aims to excel as a developer and analyst, leveraging diverse skills in machine learning and creative writing. With a track record of achievements, including prestigious awards and contributions to projects like Krishi Sarthi and OWASP Juice Shop, they possess a strong foundation in tech innovation. As founder of Krishi Sarthi and a penetration tester, they combine technical expertise with leadership in organizing cybersecurity events. Certified in HTML and web application penetration testing, they exhibit a keen aptitude for continuous learning and advancement in the field.🌟

 

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🚀 Career Aspiration

Aspiring to excel as an entrepreneur, developer, and cybersecurity analyst, I aim to reach the pinnacle of success in my chosen field. With a diverse background in projects ranging from NFT artistry to ethical hacking and machine learning development, I strive to make a significant impact in the tech industry. Recognized for my dedication, I continuously engage with communities and contribute to public development research.

🎓  Education

  • High School Diploma (Class 10) – Jermel’s Academy, Siliguri (Apr 2011 – Apr 2022)
  • High School Senior Diploma (Class 12) – Doon Heritage School, Siliguri (Apr 2022 – Apr 2024)

🏆  Achievements

  • Nomination for Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2024
  • Youngest Participant at Young Scientist Conference, IISF 2023
  • Global Digital Innovation Award 2023

🔍Project Details

KrishiSarthi: Developed a project for calculating crop yield per hectare using geographical data. Bugbase Hall Of Fame: Recognized for contributions to bug bounty programs. CVE Issuances: Discovered and reported security vulnerabilities in web applications.

🛠️Projects

  • OWASP Juice Shop (Contributed): A sophisticated insecure web application for security training.
  • DialDetect (Self): A phone number details finder tool providing comprehensive information.

💼Work Experience

Founder, KrishiSarthi: Calculated Crop Yield per hectare using geographical data. Content Writer, MAGICSTEP SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED: Learned project management and teamwork. Penetration Tester, WPScan – WordPress Security: Discovered CVEs and contributed to cybersecurity magazines. Team Leader, CyRaksha: Organized cybersecurity events to nurture talents. Digital Artist, OpenSea: Created NFTs and connected with other artists.

📜 Certification

HTML Workshop (2021). Technical Workshop on Web Application Penetration Testing (2023). High School Certificates – Certificate for n00bzCTF2023 (2023). Advance Javascript (2022). Effective Listening (2021)

🔧  Skill Highlights

Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Creative Writing, Conference Speaking, Team Management

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Development and bioavailability assessment of ramipril nanoemulsion formulation
    • Authors: S Shafiq, F Shakeel, S Talegaonkar, FJ Ahmad, RK Khar, M Ali
    • Journal: European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics
    • Year: 2007
    • Volume: 66
    • Issue: 2
    • Pages: 227-243
    • Citations: 1006

 

  • Nanoemulsions as vehicles for transdermal delivery of aceclofenac
    • Authors: F Shakeel, S Baboota, A Ahuja, J Ali, M Aqil, S Shafiq
    • Journal: Aaps Pharmscitech
    • Year: 2007
    • Volume: 8
    • Pages: 191-199
    • Citations: 427

 

  • Formulation development and optimization using nanoemulsion technique: a technical note
    • Authors: S Shafiq-un-Nabi, F Shakeel, S Talegaonkar, J Ali, S Baboota, A Ahuja, …
    • Journal: AAPS pharmscitech
    • Year: 2007
    • Volume: 8
    • Pages: E12-E17
    • Citations: 420

 

  • Design, development and evaluation of novel nanoemulsion formulations for transdermal potential of celecoxib
    • Authors: S Baboota, F Shakeel, A Ahuja, J Ali, S Shafiq
    • Journal: Acta pharmaceutica
    • Year: 2007
    • Volume: 57
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 315-332
    • Citations: 397

 

  • A review on the strategies for oral delivery of proteins and peptides and their clinical perspectives
    • Authors: A Muheem, F Shakeel, MA Jahangir, M Anwar, N Mallick, GK Jain, …
    • Journal: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal
    • Year: 2016
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 413-428
    • Citations: 384

 

Hyun Suk Shin | Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Hyun Suk Shin | Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,  Spain

👩‍🔬 Hyun Suk Shin is a Marine Biotechnology expert with a rich academic background. She holds a B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from Korea Maritime and Ocean University, where she delved into various aspects of aquaculture, molecular biology, and biochemistry. With extensive research experience, including international collaborations, she has contributed significantly to the field, resulting in numerous publications and patents. As a postdoctoral researcher, she continued her impactful work at institutions like the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute of Korea and the Fundación Canaria Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Recognized for her excellence, she received prestigious scholarships and awards, demonstrating her dedication to advancing aquaculture research.

 

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Education 📚

  1. Higher Degree
    • Name of Qualification: M.S. Science
    • Degree Awarding Entity: Korea Maritime and Ocean University
    • Date of Qualification: 28/02/2010
  2. Higher Degree
    • Name of Qualification: B.S. Science, Marine Biotechnology
    • Degree Awarding Entity: Korea Maritime and Ocean University
    • Date of Qualification: 28/02/2008

Doctorates

  • PhD Science
    • Degree Awarding Entity: Korea Maritime and Ocean University
    • Date of Degree: 28/02/2014

Teaching Experience📊

Experience Supervising Doctoral Theses and/or Final Year Projects: Project Title: Analysis of Skeletal Deformities in Gilthead Sea Bream Entity: Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria Type of Entity: University Student: Alvaro Lorenzo Felipe Date of Reading: 05/07/2022Project Title: Programa Mejora Genética en Camarón Entity: Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria Type of Entity: University

 

Scientific or Technological Activities 🔬

R&D Projects Funded Through Competitive Calls of Public or Private Entities

  1. Project Name: AquaIMPACT: Genomic and Nutritional Innovation for Genetically Superior Farmed Fish

Keywords: Molecular markers and recognition; Genetics transcription; Genetics expression of regulations; Epigenetics; Genetic drift; Population geneticsType of Project: Research and development, including transferGeographical Area: European UnionDegree of Contribution: ResearcherEntity: Universidad de las Palmas de Gran CanariaType of Entity: UniversityCity of Entity: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, SpainPrincipal Investigators: Daniel Montero Vítorres; Marisol Izquierdo Lopez; Juan Manuel Afonso Lopez; Maria Jesus Zamorano Serrano; Silvia Torrecillas Burriel; Hyun Suk Shin; Cathaysa Pérez GarcíaNumber of Researchers: 72Number of People/Year: 14Type of Participation: Team memberProgramme Name: Horizon 2020 Research and InnovationCode: 818367Start-End Date: 01/01/2018 – 02/01/2023Duration: 5 yearsParticipating Entities: [List of entities involved]Total Amount: €6,100,000Sub-Project Amount: €702,913Percentage as Grant: 100%Relevant Results: Determining the additive genetic components of immune system traits of sea bream and sea bass populations under genetic selection pressure for growth.Dedication Regime: Part-timeApplicant’s Contribution: In this project, my contribution is assigned within the WP2: Nutritional Innovation: Precision nutrition for superior genotypes, through the following tasks:Evaluation and divergent selection of sea bream breeders for growth and absence of skeletal deformities.Breeding, marking, fattening, and characterization of offspring and breeders using microsatellite markers “SMsa-1/ SMsa-2”.Study of genetic parameters of immune system traits.

Project Name: PerformFISH – Consumer Driven Production: Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain

Keywords: Genetics expression of regulations; Genetic drift; Population geneticsType of Project: Research and development, including transferGeographical Area: European Union[Include any additional information about the project here]

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Effects of LED light spectra on oxidative stress and the protective role of melatonin in relation to the daily rhythm of the yellowtail clownfish, Amphiprion clarkii
    • Authors: HS Shin, J Lee, CY Choi
    • Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology
    • Year: 2011

 

  • Effect of LED light spectra on starvation-induced oxidative stress in the cinnamon clownfish Amphiprion melanopus
    • Authors: CY Choi, HS Shin, YJ Choi, NN Kim, J Lee, GS Kil
    • Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology
    • Year: 2012

 

  • Kisspeptin regulates the hypothalamus–pituitary–gonad axis gene expression during sexual maturation in the cinnamon clownfish, Amphiprion melanopus
    • Authors: NN Kim, HS Shin, YJ Choi, CY Choi
    • Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Year: 2014

 

  • Effects of LED light spectra on the growth of the yellowtail clownfish Amphiprion clarkii
    • Authors: HS Shin, J Lee, CY Choi
    • Journal: Fisheries Science
    • Year: 2012

 

  • Profiles of antioxidant gene expression and physiological changes by thermal and hypoosmotic stresses in black porgy (Acanthopagrus schlegeli)
    • Authors: KW An, NN Kim, HS Shin, GS Kil, CY Choi
    • Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology
    • Year: 2010

 

  • The effects of quercetin on physiological characteristics and oxidative stress resistance in olive flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus
    • Authors: HS Shin, JH Yoo, TS Min, KY Lee, CY Choi
    • Journal: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
    • Year: 2010

 

  • Selection for growth is associated in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) with diet flexibility, changes in growth patterns and higher intestine plasticity
    • Authors: E Perera, P Simó-Mirabet, HS Shin, E Rosell-Moll, F Naya-Catalá, …
    • Journal: Aquaculture
    • Year: 2019

 

  • Quantitative mRNA expression of sox3 and DMRT1 during sex reversal, and expression profiles after GnRHa administration in black porgy, Acanthopagrus schlegeli
    • Authors: HS Shin, KW An, MS Park, MH Jeong, CY Choi
    • Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Year: 2009

 

Annesha Chakraborty| Bioinformatics | Women Researcher Award

 Dr. Annesha Chakraborty | Bioinformatics | Women Researcher Award

 Dr. SASTRA DEEMED UNIVERSITY

👩‍🔬 A highly motivated Ph.D. candidate at SASTRA Deemed University, specializing in Bioinformatics and Biomolecular Crystallography, with hands-on experience in molecular docking, dynamics, and laboratory techniques. Possessing an M.Sc. in Microbiology and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Microbiology, Chemistry, and Botany, I excel in research and academic achievements. As a Research Intern at MEAB LAB and Lab Tech. Intern at Suraksha Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd., I contributed to multiple publications and gained expertise in DNA/RNA extraction and PCR. Currently engaged in molecular dynamics studies on COVID Mpro, biomass production, and A.baumannii’s efflux pump research. Passionate about advancing scientific knowledge and addressing real-world challenges.🌟

 

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🎓 Education

Doctor of Philosophy (2023-Ongoing) SASTRA Deemed University, India Bioinformatics Center and Biomolecular Crystallography Lab, under the supervision of Dr. S. Thamotharan and co-supervision of Dr. Vigneshwer R. Currently pursuing research funded by DBT-govt. of India. M.Sc in Microbiology (2020-2022) Grade: A+ (80%) [Ranked 4th] B.Sc (Hons.) in Microbiology (2017-2020) Optional subjects: Chemistry and Botany Grade: B+ 12th (High School) (2015-2017) Science stream

🔬 Key Skills

  • Molecular Docking
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Schrodinger
  • Pymol
  • MegaAUTODOCK
  • Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
  • ELISA
  • qPCR
  • RT-PCR
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Online tools for nucleic acid or protein sequence-based analysis (Expasy, Clustal Omega, NCBI)

💼 Work Experience

Research Intern at MEAB LAB (08/2021-09/2022) JIS University (Hybrid mode) Responsibilities: Worked on current research projects with PhD scholars as a Project Associate Intern. Co-authored 3 review articles and 1 book chapter, and contributed to 3 research projects. Previously worked here for Master’s thesis paper. Lab Tech Intern at Suraksha Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd. (12.08.2022-24.08.2022) Responsibilities: Conducted DNA and RNA extraction for PCR to detect HLA, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and Covid-19 virus. Performed RT-PCR and real-time PCR to detect RNA and DNA viruses.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Lignocellulolytic Microbial Systems and its Importance in Dye Decolourization: A Review

 

  1. Title: Microbial electrolysis cells for effective biohydrogen biogenesis from biowastes

 

  1. Title: Algae educed industrial enzymes production: a sustainable way forward?
    • Book: Industrial Microbiology
    • ISBN: 978-93-5461-997-7
    • Publisher: Astral International Pvt. Ltd. (Scopus)

Flavia | Molecular Biology | Young Scientist Award

Dr. Flavia| Molecular Biology | Young Scientist Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Flavia Scoyni is a highly accomplished researcher in molecular medicine, specializing in non-coding RNAs and their role in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and ischemic stroke. With a Ph.D. from the University of Eastern Finland under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme, Flavia has extensive experience in experimental techniques such as scRNA-seq, FACS, and animal modeling. Their work has been published in prestigious journals and recognized with numerous grants and fellowships. Flavia’s expertise in molecular biology, cell culture, and animal work, coupled with a strong track record of securing research funding, positions them as a valuable asset in the field of translational medicine.

🌐 Professional Profiles

🎓Education:

Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland Duration: Dec 2017 – Feb 2024 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme in Genetics and Mechanisms in Translational Medicine (GENOMMED) Advisor: Prof. Tarja Malm Dissertation: “Unlocking the potential of non-coding RNAs in regulating neurodegeneration – a glimpse into Alzheimer’s disease and ischemic stroke pathophysiology.” Ph.D. secondment Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark Duration: Sept 2018 – Feb 201 Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Thomas B. Hansen Funded by Saastamoinen Foundation travel grant FELASA accreditationUniversity of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland May 2017 Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) Certificate in laboratory animal science for EU Functions A/D MSc in Molecular Biology “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy Duration: Oct 2013 – Dec 2015 Master Degree in Molecular Biology Graduated magna cum laude (110/110 cum laude) Advisor: Prof. Alessandro Fatica Thesis title: “Identification of new transcriptional targets of p30 C/EBPα transcription factor isoform in acute myeloid leukemia” MSc in Genetics University Paris-Diderot VII, Paris, France Duration: Oct 2013 – June 2015 BSc in Biotechnology “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy Duration: Oct 2010 – July 2013 Bachelor degree in Biotechnology Graduated magna cum laude (110/110 cum laude) Advisor: Prof. Carlo Presutti Thesis title: “The role of the mir-200 family in the regulation of the expression of AP1 transcriptional factor”

🔬Research Experience:

Early stage researcher Professor Tarja Malm University of Eastern Finland, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences Jan 2017 – Dec 2017 Investigated the role of microRNAs in phagocytic microglia isolated from adult Alzheimer’s mice. Developed techniques including ex-vivo FACS, low input RNA extraction, cloning, qPCR, and protocol for transfection for hard-to-transfect cell lines. Conducted animal procedures to harvest brain samples or acutely isolate adult microglia. Erasmus traineeship Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark Oct 2016 – June 2016 Developed a transgenic stable cell line for long non-coding RNAs. Applied techniques such as cloning of long inserts, lentiviral vector production, and stable cell line development. Master thesis Professor Alessandro Fatica “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy June 2014 – Dec 2015 Investigated the regulation of the long non-coding RNA UCA1 mediated by C/EBPα transcription factor in the K562 lymphoblast cell line. Applied techniques including ChIP, cloning, RNA extraction, RT-qPCR, WB, transfection, CRISPR-Cas9, and stable cell line development. Master Internship Professor Giuseppe Macino “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy Sept 2013 – March 2014 Studied microRNAs inducing epigenetic modifications in mammals.Applied techniques such as ChIP, cloning, mutagenesis, RNA extraction, RT-qPCR, WB, CRISPR-Cas9, and stable cell line development. Bachelor thesis Professor Carlo Presutti “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy Oct 2012 – July 2013 Investigated the role of the miR-200a family in regulating c-JUN transcription factor expression. Utilized techniques including cloning, mutagenesis, bacterial transformation, and cell line culture.

💻 Technical Skills:

Molecular biology techniques such as scRNA-seq, RNA-seq, FACS, cloning, RT-qPCR, WB, lentiviral vectors generation. Cell culture techniques including neuronal culture, primary microglial culture, transduction, transfection, and stable cell line development. Animal work including FELASA A/D certification, maintenance, and breeding of transgenic mouse models, animal procedures, and tamoxifen-induced recombination. Statistical analysis, basic Python, and R.

🏆Fellowships, Awards, and Honors:

  • Secured total grants of 99.000€ during Ph.D., including grants from Pavo Nuermen Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Kuopio University Foundation, and others.

👩‍🏫 Teaching Experience:

  • Mentored a Ph.D. student and post-graduate student, and supervised five master’s thesis students during the Ph.D. program.

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. ciRS-7 and miR-7 regulate ischemia-induced neuronal death via glutamatergic signaling
    • Journal: Cell Reports
    • Year: 2024-03
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2024.113862
    • Contributors: Flavia Scoyni; Valeriia Sitnikova; Luca Giudice; Paula Korhonen; Davide M. Trevisan; Ana Hernandez de Sande; Mireia Gomez-Budia; Raisa Giniatullina; Irene F. Ugidos; Hiramani Dhungana et al.

 

  1. Alzheimer’s disease-induced phagocytic microglia express a specific profile of coding and non-coding RNAs
    • Journal: Alzheimer’s & Dementia
    • Year: 2024-02
    • DOI: 10.1002/alz.13502
    • Contributors: Flavia Scoyni; Luca Giudice; Mari-Anna Väänänen; Nicholas Downes; Paula Korhonen; Xin Yi Choo; Nelli-Noora Välimäki; Petri Mäkinen; Nea Korvenlaita; Annemieke J Rozemuller et al.

 

  1. ciRS-7 and miR-7 regulate ischemia induced neuronal death via glutamatergic signaling
    • Journal: Preprint
    • Year: 2023-01-24
    • DOI: 10.1101/2023.01.24.525136
    • Contributors: Flavia Scoyni; Valeriia Sitnikova; Luca Giudice; Paula Korhonen; Davide M Trevisan; Ana Hernandez de Sande; Mireia Gomez-Budia; Raisa Giniatullina; Irene F Ugidos; Hiramani Dhungana et al.

 

  1. Intracerebral overexpression of miR-669c is protective in mouse ischemic stroke model by targeting MyD88 and inducing alternative microglial/macrophage activation
    • Journal: Journal of Neuroinflammation
    • Year: 2020
    • DOI: 10.1186/s12974-020-01870-w
    • Contributors: Kolosowska, N.; Gotkiewicz, M.; Dhungana, H.; Giudice, L.; Giugno, R.; Box, D.; Huuskonen, M.T.; Korhonen, P.; Scoyni, F.; Kanninen, K.M. et al.

 

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    • Year: 2019
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2019.08.004
    • Contributors: Konttinen, H.; Cabral-da-Silva, M.E.C.; Ohtonen, S.; Wojciechowski, S.; Shakirzyanova, A.; Caligola, S.; Giugno, R.; Ishchenko, Y.; Hernández, D.; Fazaludeen, M.F. et al.