Wei Quan Pang | Plant Tissue Culture | Young Scientist Award

 Mr. Wei Quan Pang |Plant Tissue Culture| Young Scientist Award

 Mr. Universiti Sains Malaysia MalUniversiti Sains Malaysia,  Malaysia.

👩‍🔬 Pang Wei Quan is a diligent and outcome-oriented Biotechnology professional with a robust academic foundation and practical expertise in various domains, including plant tissue culture, animal cell culture, microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry.

 

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Education 📚🎓

Master of Science in Biotechnology Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Gelugor, Penang2022 – Present Expected Graduation Date: May 2024Specialization: Plant Tissue Culture Key Achievements: Successfully micro propagated a rare white strawberry variety using plant tissue culture techniques. Achieved rapid fruit production within three months through hydroponic indoor farming. Conducted biochemical and DNA molecular analyses to support research projects. Conducted extensive research on non-native crop adaptation. Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons.) Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Gelugor, Penang Graduated in October 2021Grade: 3.64 / Second Class (Upper)Major: Biotechnology Minor: Psychology Key Highlights: Gained a strong foundation in biotechnology and psychology.

Work Experience📚

  • Internship
    • INFORMM, USM, Gelugor, Penang
    • Aug 2020 – Sept 2020
    • Completed a 6-week internship in an institute specialized in research in molecular medicine.

 Objective📖

To leverage my contributions to the field of science, particularly in the advancement of plant science, and be recognized for my impactful work at the International Young Scientist Awards.

 Volunteering / Leadership Experience

Volunteer Penang International Science Fair 2017Treasurer10th Annual Book Festival Librarian Unit, USM Tionghua Language SocietyAcademic Season 2017/2018Head of Librarian Unit USM Tionghua Language Society, Academic Season 2018/2019Head of Programme Department11th Annual Book Festival Librarian Unit of USM Tionghua Language Society, Academic Season 2018/2019Executive Committee USM Tionghua Language Society, Academic Season 2019/2020Student Advisor12th Annual Book Festival Librarian Unit of USM Tionghua Language Society, Academic Season 2019/2020U-Voice National Singing Competition, Academic Season 2019/2020

 Industry Related skills

🌱 Plant Tissue Culture Proficient in sterile culture techniques, micropropagation, and tissue culture media preparation.💧 Hydroponic Indoor Farming Knowledgeable in hydroponic system setup, plant growth optimization, and nutrient management.🧫 Animal Cell Culture Hands-on experience in cell culture techniques for anticancer research projects.🔬 Biochemical Analyses Skilled in protein extraction and enzyme assays.🧬 Molecular Biology Experienced in DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and gene expression analysis.📊 Research Methodology Strong knowledge of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. 🔍 Laboratory Management Organized and maintained laboratory equipment and supplies. 📝 Project Management Demonstrated the ability to plan, execute, and oversee research projects. 💬 Communication Excellent written and verbal communication skills for scientific reporting and team collaboration. 🛠️ Problem-Solving Proven ability to troubleshoot experiments and find creative solutions.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Effect of graphene oxide nanoparticles on in vitro growth of Fragaria x ananassa (Cameron Highlands white Strawberry) and evaluation of genetic stability using DAMD and ISSR markers
    • Authors: Pang, W.Q., Lai, C.S., Mad’ Atari, M.F., …, Yoong, I.C.K., Subramaniam, S.
    • Journal: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 204
    • Page: 108104

 

  • Establishment of an efficient micropropagation protocol for Cameron Highlands White Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) using light emitting diodes (LEDs) system
    • Authors: Pang, W.Q., Tan, S.T., Mad’ Atari, M.F., Yoong, I.C.K., Subramaniam, S.
    • Journal: South African Journal of Botany
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 157
    • Pages: 189–200

 

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.

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📚 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