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.






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.


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.





📚 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

Zhou Li | Plant Science | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Danish Fayaz |Plant Science | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Dr. Li Zhou is a distinguished researcher in plant physiology, renowned for his expertise in understanding grass species’ responses to abiotic stresses like drought and high temperature. With a Ph.D. from Sichuan Agricultural University and postdoctoral experiences at Beijing Forestry University and Rutgers University, he has garnered numerous accolades, including awards from Sichuan Province and prestigious scholarships. Dr. Zhou has led major research projects funded by national and provincial organizations, contributing significantly to the field. As an editorial board member and guest editor for esteemed journals, he shapes scholarly discourse. With over 100 peer-reviewed publications and extensive reviewing duties, Dr. Zhou’s impact is profound.

🌐 Professional Profiles


🎓 Education

Postdoctor Dec. 2017 – Dec. 2023 Beijing Forestry University, Turfgrass Science. Visiting Scholar Sept. 2014 – Jul. 2016 Rutgers University, Turfgrass Science. Ph.D. Sept. 2010 – Jun. 2016 Sichuan Agricultural University, Grassland Science. B.S. Sept. 2006 – Jun. 2010 Southwest University, Grassland Science

👨‍🏫 Professional Experiences

Professor Dec. 2023 – Present College of Grassland Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University. Associate Professor Dec. 2018 – Nov. 2023 College of Grassland Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University. Lecturer Jul. 2016 – Nov. 2018 College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University

🏅 Honors and Awards

The Science and Technology Progress Award (Second-class), Sichuan Province, China, 2022. Academic and Technical Leader Reserve Candidate, Sichuan Province, China, 2021. Scientific and Technologic Elite, Ya’an, Sichuan Province, China, 2021. The Science and Technology Progress Award (Second-class), Sichuan Province, China, 2019. Frontrunner 5000 Top Articles in Outstanding S&T Journals of China, 2017. Top 100 Most Influential Domestic Academic Papers in China, 2017. Reward-gainer of the excellent PhD dissertation in Sichuan Agricultural University, 2016. Wang Dong Grass-Science Scholarship, Chinese Grassland Society, 2014.

🔬 Major Research Projects

The National Natural Science Foundation of China Title: GABA is involved in stress memory that regulates drought and heat tolerance in creeping bentgrass Duration: 2022-2025. Sichuan Science and Technology Program Title: Screening for cadmium-tolerant bermudagrass genotypes and potential mechanism of cadmium tolerance Duration: 2022-2023 The National Natural Science Foundation of ChinaTitle: Reactive oxygen species induced by γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) regulate heat shock transcription factors involved in the improvement of heat tolerance in creeping bentgrass Duration: 2018-2021 China Postdoctoral Science FoundationTitle: The Ca2+ signaling system is involved in GABA-regulated drought tolerance in creeping bentgrass Duration: 2018-2020 Sichuan International Cooperation ProjectTitle: The mechanism of heat and drought tolerance induced by γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in creeping bentgrass Duration: 2017-2019

📝 Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 2023-present. Young Scientist Editor, Grass Research, 2023-present. Guest Editor, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2023-2024. Guest Editor, Plants, 2021-2022.

📚 Publications and Reviewers

Dr. Li Zhou is a leading researcher in the field of plant physiology, focusing on physiological and molecular mechanisms in grass species in response to various abiotic stresses such as drought, high temperature, salinity, etc. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles (71 in English) as the first author or corresponding author in prestigious journals like The Plant Journal, Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, Crop Science, Plant Cell & Physiology, Plant and Soil, Planta, Physiologia Plantarum, among others. Dr. Zhou is actively involved in teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. As a senior reviewer, he evaluates more than fifty manuscripts annually for reputable journals such as Plant Biotechnology Journal, Molecular Ecology, Environmental and Experimental Botany, Industrial Crops and Products, Annals of Botany, Physiologia Plantarum, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Crop Science, etc. In 2023, he was ranked as a world top 2% scientist in the field of Plant Biology & Botany.

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Title: γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) priming improves seeds germination and seedlings stress tolerance associated with enhanced antioxidant metabolism, DREB expression, and dehydrin accumulation in white clover under water stress.
    Authors: Zhou Min, Muhammad Jawad Hassan, Peng Yan, Liu Lin, Liu Wei, Zhang Yan, Li Zhou*
    Journal: Frontiers in Plant Science
    Volume: 12
    Page: 776939


  1. Title: Adaptability to high temperature and stay-green genotypes associated with variations in antioxidant, chlorophyll metabolism, and γ-aminobutyric acid accumulation in creeping bentgrass species.
    Authors: Li Zhou*, Tang Mingyan+, Muhammad Jawad Hassan, Zhang Yan, Han Liebao, Peng Yan*
    Journal: Frontiers in Plant Science
    Volume: 12
    Page: 750728


  1. Title: Water and oxidative homeostasis, Na+/K+ transport, and stress-defensive proteins associated with spermine-induced salt tolerance in creeping bentgrass.
    Authors: Geng Wan, Qiu Yongsen, Peng Yan, Zhang Yan, Li Zhou*
    Journal: Environmental and Experimental Botany
    Volume: 192
    Page: 104659


  1. Title: Chitosan (CTS) alleviates heat-induced leaf senescence in creeping bentgrass by regulating chlorophyll metabolism, antioxidant defense, and the heat shock pathway.
    Authors: Huang Cheng, Tian Yulong, Zhang Bingbing, Muhammad Jawad Hassan, Li Zhou*, Zhu Yongqun*
    Journal: Molecules
    Volume: 26
    Page: 5337


  1. Title: Diethyl aminoethyl hexanoate priming ameliorates seed germination via involvement in hormonal changes, osmotic adjustment, and dehydrins accumulation in white clover under drought stress.
    Authors: Muhammad Jawad Hassan+, Geng Wan+, Zeng Weihang, Muhammad Ali Raza, Imran Khan, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Peng Yan, Zhu Yongqun*, Li Zhou*
    Journal: Frontiers in Plant Science
    Volume: 12
    Page: 709187


  1. Title: Alterations of endogenous hormones, antioxidant metabolism, and aquaporin gene expression in relation to γ-aminobutyric acid-regulated thermotolerance in white clover.
    Authors: Qi Hongyin+, Kang Dingfan+, Zeng Weihang+, Muhammad Jawad Hassan, Peng Yan, Zhang Xinquan, Zhang Yan, Feng Guangyan, Li Zhou*
    Journal: Antioxidants
    Volume: 10
    Page: 1099


  1. Title: Photosynthetic maintenance and heat shock protein accumulation relating to γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-regulated heat tolerance in creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera).
    Authors: Zeng Weihang, Muhammad Jawad Hassan, Kang Dingfan, Peng Yan, Li Zhou*
    Journal: South African Journal of Botany
    Volume: 141
    Page: 405-413


  1. Title: Spermine alleviates heat-induced senescence through regulating water and oxidative balance, photosynthesis, and heat shock proteins in creeping bentgrass.
    Authors: Liang Linlin+, Cao Yiqin+, Wang Duo, Peng Yan, Zhang Yan, Li Zhou*
    Journal: Biologia Plantarum
    Volume: 65
    Page: 184-192


  1. Title: Transcriptional regulation and stress-defensive key genes induced by γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in association with tolerance to water stress in creeping bentgrass.
    Authors: Li Zhou*, Tang Mingyan, Cheng Bizhen, Han Liebao*
    Journal: Plant Signaling & Behavior
    Volume: 16
    Page: 3