Isabel Peraita-Costa | Epidemiology | Young Scientist Award

Dr. Isabel Peraita-Costa | Epidemiology | Young Scientist Award

Dr. Isabel Peraita is a seasoned researcher and educator specializing in biomedical sciences, with a robust background in epidemiology, public health, and environmental toxicology. Currently, Dr. Peraita holds dual positions as a Profesor Asociado at Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Consorcio Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red-Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), demonstrating a commitment to both teaching and cutting-edge research.



Current Professional Roles

Profesor Asociado, Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir, Department of Ciencias Biomédicas, Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud (Part-time, Permanent Contract, since January 2024). Post-Doctoral Researcher, CIBERESP, Facultad de Farmacia y Ciencias de la Alimentación, Universitat de València (Full-time, since September 2022)

Previous Professional Experience

Dr. Peraita’s professional journey includes significant roles such as:

  • Autonomous Worker at Fundación Pública para la Investigación de Málaga en Biomedicina y Salud across multiple short-term projects (2017-2023)
  • Senior Researcher (Titulado Superior) at CIBERESP (2018-2022), focusing on pre-doctoral research
  • Non-Doctoral Researcher at Universitat de València (2017)


Dr. Peraita’s academic credentials are extensive:

Doctorate in Environmental Contamination, Toxicology, and Health, Universitat de València (2022). Máster in Epidemiology and Public Health, Universidad Internacional de Valencia (2023). Máster in Environmental Contamination, Toxicology, and Health, Universitat de València (2016). Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2015)

🔬Research Contributions

Dr. Peraita has significantly contributed to various high-impact research projects funded through competitive public calls, including:

  • Identification of risk factors in colorectal cancer survivors (Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga, 2019-2021)
  • Multicentric study on adverse outcomes in colorectal cancer patients (Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga, 2014-2016)

She has also engaged in non-competitive R&D projects focusing on pediatric nutrition, neonatal health, and femoral implant evaluations, working under the leadership of prominent investigators such as Maria Morales Suarez-Varela and Maximino Redondo Bautista.

👨‍🏫Teaching Experience

Dr. Peraita is actively involved in teaching, currently instructing courses in Organic Chemistry as part of the Double Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences – Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir.

Scientific Production and Recognition

With an H-index of 8 on WOS and SCOPUS and 10 on Google Scholar (as of February 2024), Dr. Peraita’s research is widely recognized and cited within the scientific community, reflecting her substantial contributions to the field of biomedical sciences.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Intermittent fasting and the possible benefits in obesity, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    • Authors: M. Morales-Suárez-Varela, E. Collado Sanchez, I. Peraita-Costa, …
    • Journal: Nutrients
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue: 9
    • Article Number: 3179
    • Year: 2021
    • Citations: 64
    • This systematic review explores the benefits of intermittent fasting on obesity, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis through randomized clinical trials.


  • Maternal physical activity during pregnancy and the effect on the mother and newborn: a systematic review
    • Authors: M. Morales-Suárez-Varela, E. Clemente-Bosch, I. Peraita-Costa, …
    • Journal: Journal of Physical Activity and Health
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 130-147
    • Year: 2020
    • Citations: 47
    • This review examines the impact of maternal physical activity during pregnancy on both maternal and newborn health.


  • Systematic review of the association between particulate matter exposure and autism spectrum disorders
    • Authors: M. Morales-Suárez-Varela, I. Peraita-Costa, A. Llopis-Gonzalez
    • Journal: Environmental Research
    • Volume: 153
    • Pages: 150-160
    • Year: 2017
    • Citations: 42
    • This systematic review investigates the potential link between exposure to particulate matter and the development of autism spectrum disorders.


  • Randomized prospective study in patients with complex regional pain syndrome of the upper limb with high-frequency spinal cord stimulation (10-kHz) and low-frequency spinal cord stimulation
    • Authors: A. Canós-Verdecho, D. Abejón, R. Robledo, R. Izquierdo, A. Bermejo, …
    • Journal: Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 448-458
    • Year: 2021
    • Citations: 23
    • This study evaluates the effectiveness of high-frequency (10-kHz) versus low-frequency spinal cord stimulation in patients with complex regional pain syndrome of the upper limb.


  • Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y su asociación con antropometría y dieta en niños (de seis a nueve años): estudio ANIVA
    • Authors: M. Morales-Suárez-Varela, M. Mohino-Chocano, C. Soler, A. Llopis-Morales, …
    • Journal: Nutrición Hospitalaria
    • Volume: 36
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 133-141
    • Year: 2019
    • Citations: 19
    • This article studies the prevalence of hypertension and its association with anthropometric measures and diet in children aged six to nine years.


  • Vitamin D-related risk factors for maternal morbidity during pregnancy: a systematic review
    • Authors: M.M. Suárez-Varela, N. Uçar, I. Peraita-Costa, M.F. Huertas, J.M. Soriano, …
    • Journal: Nutrients
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue: 15
    • Year: 2022
    • Citations: 18
    • This review discusses how vitamin D levels influence maternal health and morbidity during pregnancy.


  • Endocrine disruptors and autism spectrum disorder in pregnancy: A review and evaluation of the quality of the epidemiological evidence
    • Authors: S. Marí-Bauset, C. Donat-Vargas, A. Llópis-González, A. Marí-Sanchis, …
    • Journal: Children
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue: 12
    • Article Number: 157
    • Year: 2018
    • Citations: 17
    • This review evaluates the epidemiological evidence linking endocrine disruptors during pregnancy to autism spectrum disorders in offspring.


  • How 25 (OH) D levels during pregnancy affect prevalence of autism in children: systematic review
    • Authors: N. Uçar, W.B. Grant, I. Peraita-Costa, M. Morales Suarez-Varela
    • Journal: Nutrients
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue: 8
    • Article Number: 2311
    • Year: 2020
    • Citations: 15
    • This review explores the relationship between maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy and the prevalence of autism in children.


  • Risk of gestational diabetes due to maternal and partner smoking
    • Authors: M. Morales-Suárez-Varela, I. Peraita-Costa, A. Perales-Marín, …
    • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
    • Volume: 19
    • Issue: 2
    • Article Number: 925
    • Year: 2022
    • Citations: 12
    • This study investigates the impact of maternal and partner smoking on the risk of gestational diabetes.


  • Actigraphic sleep and dietary macronutrient intake in children aged 6–9 years old: A pilot study
    • Authors: S. Coronado Ferrer, I. Peraita-Costa, A. Llopis-Morales, Y. Picó, J.M. Soriano, …
    • Journal: Nutrients
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue: 11
    • Article Number: 2568
    • Year: 2019
    • Citations: 11
    • This pilot study examines the relationship between sleep patterns and dietary macronutrient intake in children.

Thahseena Pokker | disease | Women Researcher Award

Dr. Thahseena Pokker | disease | Women Researcher Award 

Dr at University of Pennsylvania United States

I am a doctor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, graduated from Govt. Ayurveda Medical College, University of Kerala, India. Currently pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate program in Clinical Research from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.



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Education 🎓📜

University of Pennsylvania: Clinical Research Certificate Program – 2023. University of Kerala, India: Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery – 2009.

Skills 💬🧠🕰️

Active listening skills include giving the person speaking full attention, understanding the points made, asking questions for clarification when necessary, and providing feedback. Excellent critical thinking, judgment, and decision-making abilities. Have good observation skills. Fluently speak, read, and write English. Ability to be engaging, friendly, patient, and understanding. Ability to manage time appropriately.

Achievements 🏆🎓

In 2018, I got an invitation from the Emergency Medicine and Acute Care Conference in Tokyo, Japan to present an abstract. Invited by the Xth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Conference 2019 in Croatia for an abstract presentation. My article about anaphylactic treatment was published in the Journal of Science, Conferenceminds 2024. Due to my achievements, I was invited to join the Clinical Research Program by one of the most prestigious institutions of the Ivy League, the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Experience 👩‍⚕️🔬

Ayurvedic Physician: Worked as a junior doctor attending the Outpatient Department, and managing inpatient hospital units including the Emergency Medicine Department for two years. This opportunity allowed me to learn and explore many aspects of traditional medicine in various diseases, and I developed an interest in anaphylactic treatment measures. I started researching more and developed an effective and affordable method to treat anaphylactic attacks. Pursuing a Certificate program in Clinical Research covering topics like epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical trials, and database management. Practicing to record information about research studies and their statistical interpretation. Familiarized with statistical software Stata. Going through office procedures, patient interaction, and computer programs related to research studies. Acquired knowledge about planning, designing, and conducting research studies. Developed teams of patients to participate in specific research studies. Thorough knowledge of database management in RedCap, designing surveys, and clinical trial study groups.

Hobbies and Interests 📖✍️

I love to read and write. In my spare time, I enjoy reading various books including medical journals and publications. I am also a good observer which helps me to write. I have written many short stories.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Respiratory emergencies: An alternative method to treat Anaphylaxis 🚑🫁
    • Authors: Thahseena Pokker
    • Year: 2024 📅
    • Journal: Journal of Science 📰
    • Publication Date: April 1, 2024 📆


Nadin Younes | Infectious disease | Young Scientist Award

Mrs. ‌Nadin Younes |Infectious disease|Young Scientist Award 

Mrs at Qatar university, Qatar

Mrs. Nadin Younes is a dedicated biomedical scientist with a Ph.D. in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences from Qatar University. Her research focuses on developing low-cost lateral flow assays for rapid detection of foodborne viruses. With a strong academic background, including an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences, she has significant experience as a Research Associate and Graduate Assistant at Qatar University. Mrs. Nadin Younes has received numerous awards, including the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Regional Young Talents Award. Her expertise spans clinical laboratory methods, gene and protein expression analysis, and technical proficiency in various analytical instruments.



Education 🎓

June 2025 Qatar University – College of Health Sciences, PhD in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, GPA: 3.75/4.00, Dissertation Title: Development of Low-Cost Lateral Flow Assay Platform for Rapid Point-of-Care Detection of Foodborne Viruses in Qatar. June 2019 Qatar University – College of Health Sciences, M.Sc in Biomedical Sciences, GPA: 3.70/4.00, Dissertation Title: Genome Wide Association Study of Low Bone Mineral Density in The Qatari population. June 2017  Qatar University – College of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Major in Biomedical Sciences, NAACLS Accreditation, GPA: 3.22/4.00, Thesis: The Effect of Combined Iron Chelation Therapy on Iron Overloaded Zebrafish Embryos

💼 Work Experiences

Sep 2019 – Present 🔬 Research Associate in the Biomedical Research Center – Qatar University. Sep 2017 – Jun 2019
🧪 Graduate Assistant in Biomedical Science Department, College of Health Sciences, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.  Jun 2017 – Sep 2017
🔬 Research Assistant in the Biomedical Research Center – Qatar University. April 2017 – Jun 2017 🏥 Internship in the Anti-Doping Lab (Aspire): Protein Engineering, Vascular Section, Imaging Section, Molecular Biology, Tissue Culture & Physiology Section. Sep 2016 – Jan 2017
🏥 Clinical Practice in Hamad Medical Corporation: Chemistry, Endocrinology, Special Chemistry, Medical Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology, Virology, Hematology, Special Coagulation & Blood Bank

🏆 Certifications & Awards

2023  Graduate Research Award – Qatar University.  First Place in the 10th Annual Contest for Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Qatar University.  L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Regional Young Talents Award 2021 Graduate Sponsorship Research Award (QNRF) 2020. .CITI Program Certification, Working with Animals in Biomedical Research – Refresher Course, Animal Biosafety, Working with Fish in Research Settings, Working with Zebrafish (Danio Rerio) in Research Settings 2019  Honor List of Postgraduate Students for Outstanding Research  Renewal of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board for Registry – Medical Laboratory Scientist2018  1st Place Winner for Poster Presentation in the 3rd Annual Health Research Symposium2017  MLS (Medical Laboratory Scientist) ASCP Certification from University of South Florida2016  Certificate of Attending Continuing Professional Development Workshop  Certificate of Completion/Basic Life Support/AED – European Resuscitation Council2014 & 2016  Certificate of Academic Excellence in Recognition of Being on the Science Dean’s List

📊 Selected Poster Presentations & Conferences

2023  Medlab Middle East | Medical Expo & Conference | Dubai Poster Presentation in 7th QU Health Annual Research Symposium. 2022 Poster Presentation in QU Annual Research Forum & Exhibition. 2018 Poster Presentation in QU Annual Research Forum & Exhibition Poster Presentation in 3rd Annual Health Research Symposium. 2017 Poster Presentation in the British Society for Hematology, 57th Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 (BSH 2017), Brighton Centre. 2016 Oral Presentation in the World Undergraduate Congress Research, (WUCR), Qatar University Poster Presentation in the First Annual Health Research Retreat, Qatar University.

🧠 Skills and Qualifications

Research Skills
🔬 Performing Laboratory Tests and Producing Reliable and Precise Data 🔬 Analysis Instruments: Fluorescence Microscopy, Bio-Teck Citation 5, Viewpoint Zebrabox – High Throughput Screening, Zeiss SteREO Discovery V8 Microscope 🔬 Gene and Protein Expression Analysis
🔬 Knowledge and Experience in Clinical Laboratory Methods in Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Chemistry, Blood Bank, Virology, Microbiology, and Immunology

💻 Technical Skills

Ability to Produce Systematic Reviews Using Databases Such as PubMed, NCBI, and RCSB. Following and Ensuring Strict Safety Procedures and Safety Checks. Specimen Handling with Care and Minimizing Sample Retakes. Performing Clinical Laboratory Tests, Calculating Test Records, and Measuring Prescribed Quantities of Samples. Managing Clinical and Research Laboratory Resources

💻 Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Tools, GraphPad Prism, SPSS Statistics Software, MATLAB, Image-J, Photoshop, Cerner

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Potential adverse effects of resveratrol: A literature review:
    • Authors: A Shaito, AM Posadino, N Younes, H Hasan, S Halabi, D Alhababi, et al.
    • Journal: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2020, 21(6), 2084.
  • Challenges in laboratory diagnosis of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2:
    • Authors: N Younes, DW Al-Sadeq, H Al-Jighefee, S Younes, O Al-Jamal, HI Daas, et al.
    • Journal: Viruses, 2020, 12(6), 582.
  • Synthesis, bioapplications, and toxicity evaluation of chitosan-based nanoparticles:
    • Authors: BR Rizeq, NN Younes, K Rasool, GK Nasrallah.
    • Journal: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2019, 20(22), 5776.
  • Using zebrafish for investigating the molecular mechanisms of drug-induced cardiotoxicity:
    • Authors: ZZ Zakaria, FM Benslimane, GK Nasrallah, S Shurbaji, NN Younes, et al.
    • Journal: BioMed Research International, 2018.
  • Immune modulatory effects of vitamin D on viral infections:
    • Authors: M Siddiqui, JS Manansala, HA Abdulrahman, GK Nasrallah, MK Smatti, et al.
    • Journal: Nutrients, 2020, 12(9), 2879.
  • “Green” ZnO-interlinked chitosan nanoparticles for the efficient inhibition of sulfate-reducing bacteria in inject seawater:
    • Authors: K Rasool, GK Nasrallah, N Younes, RP Pandey, P Abdul Rasheed, et al.
    • Journal: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2018, 6(3), 3896-3906.
  • Plasmonic MXene-based nanocomposites exhibiting photothermal therapeutic effects with lower acute toxicity than pure MXene:
    • Authors: EA Hussein, MM Zagho, BR Rizeq, NN Younes, G Pintus, KA Mahmoud, et al.
    • Journal: International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2019.
  • Dysregulation of signaling pathways due to differentially expressed genes from the B-cell transcriptomes of systemic lupus erythematosus patients – a bioinformatics approach:
    • Authors: S Udhaya Kumar, D Thirumal Kumar, R Siva, C George Priya Doss, et al.
    • Journal: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2020, 8, 276.
  • Toxicity evaluation of selected ionic liquid compounds on embryonic development of Zebrafish:
    • Authors: N Younes, R Salem, M Al-Asmakh, T Altamash, G Pintus, M Khraisheh, et al.
    • Journal: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2018, 161, 17-24.
  • The current status of cytomegalovirus (CMV) prevalence in the MENA region: a systematic review:
    • Authors: H Al Mana, HM Yassine, NN Younes, A Al-Mohannadi, DW Al-Sadeq, et al.
    • Journal: Pathogens, 2019, 8(4), 213.



Zeinab Bolboli | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Zeinab Bolboli | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Shiraz University Iran


Zeinab Bolboli is a distinguished researcher specializing in Plant Pathology, with a Ph.D. from Shiraz University. Their expertise encompasses mycology, plant virology, and advanced research methods. Zeinab’s innovative work includes identifying causal agents of plant diseases and evaluating crop susceptibility, earning recognition as the top Ph.D. student and for their dissertation. They’ve demonstrated excellence in teaching and have conducted various workshops, showcasing proficiency in bioinformatics and scientific photography. With a comprehensive skill set in microscopy, bioinformatics, and molecular characterization, Zeinab is poised to continue making significant contributions to the field of plant pathology.🌟








Education and Academic Achievements 🎓

📚 Postdoctoral Researcher: Shiraz University, INSF (4016120)

  • PhD: Plant Pathology (Mycology), Department of Plant Protection, Shiraz University, Iran (2016-Present)
    • Dissertation: Identification of the Causal Agent of Fig Canker and Evaluation of Susceptibility of Iranian Fig Cultivars to the Disease.
    • Main courses: Advanced Mycology II, Advanced Applied Mycology, Genetics of Plant Pathogens, and more.
  • MSc: Plant Pathology (Mycology), Department of Plant Protection, Shiraz University, Iran (2013-2016)
    • Thesis: Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic characteristics of Pythium spp. isolates in cereal fields of Fars Province.
    • Main courses: Advanced Mycology I, Plant Virology, Plant Disease Management, and more.
  • BSc: Plant Protection, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran (2007-2011)
    • Main courses: General and Advanced Plant Pathology, Mycology, Nematology, and more.
  • Diploma: Science, Alzahra High School, Kermanshah, Iran (2003-2006)

Teaching and Awards 🏆

Received Top Student awards for both PhD and BSc.Recognized for having the top PhD dissertation at Shiraz University in 2023.Served as a Teaching Assistant for various courses including Advanced Mycology and General Plant Pathology.Supervised graduate theses and conducted workshops on scientific topics.

Workshops Attended and Skills 💼

Participated in workshops on RNA-Seq data analysis, Real-time PCR, Primer Designing, and more.Held workshops on Scientific Digital Photography and Diagnosis of Plant Disease.Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Bioinformatics tools, and scientific photography.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Development of PCR-based assays for the detection of the evident and latent infection with Stilbocrea banihashemiana, the causal agent of fruit tree cankers
    • Journal: Crop Protection
    • Year: 2024
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.cropro.2024.106677
    • Contributors: Hamed Negahban; Zeinab Bolboli; Reza Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa


  1. Title: First report of Peroneutypa scoparia associated with canker disease on Ficus carica in northern Iran
    • Journal: New Disease Reports
    • Year: 2023
    • DOI: 10.1002/ndr2.12201
    • Contributors: M. Ghaedi; Z. Bolboli; Reza Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa


  1. Title: Susceptibility of fig cultivars to Diaporthe canker in Iran
    • Journal: Plant Pathology
    • Year: 2023
    • DOI: 10.1111/ppa.13687
    • Contributors: Zeinab Bolboli; Reza Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa; Moslem Jafari; Ali Sarkhosh


  1. Title: Neocosmospora caricae sp. nov. and N. metavorans, two new stem and trunk canker pathogens on Ficus carica in Iran
    • Journal: Mycological Progress
    • Year: 2022
    • DOI: 10.1007/s11557-022-01834-9
    • Contributors: Zeinab Bolboli; Reza Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa; Marcelo Sandoval-Denis; Moslem Jafari; Pedro W. Crous


  1. Title: Stilbocrea banihashemiana sp. nov. a New Fungal Pathogen Causing Stem Cankers and Twig Dieback of Fruit Trees
    • Journal: Journal of Fungi
    • Year: 2022
    • DOI: 10.3390/jof8070694
    • Contributors: Zeinab Bolboli; Behnaz Tavakolian; Reza Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa; Moslem Jafari; Santa Olga Cacciola