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

 

Hafsah Akhtar | Biomaterials | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Hafsah Akhtar | Biomaterials | Best Researcher Award

Dr at COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Pranali Parab is a highly skilled researcher with extensive experience in biomaterials and biomedical engineering. With a Ph.D. in Biomaterials from The University of Sheffield and a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences from NUST Islamabad, her expertise spans ceramic and polymer synthesis, chemical characterizations, and cell culture techniques. Pranali has demonstrated leadership as a research associate, lab in-charge, and graduate teaching assistant, supervising numerous projects and interns. She has received several awards and grants for her outstanding contributions to the field. Pranali is passionate about bone repair and regeneration and actively contributes to research and technology awareness initiatives.

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Education🎓

PhD in Biomaterials Faculty of Engineering, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom2017-2022 PhD Thesis: Metal Oxide Substituted Polyurethane foams for enhanced craniofacial bone repair: Exploring the properties of Cerium, Zirconium, and Copper-doped Zinc Oxide nanoparticles as potential additives for bone regeneration and angiogenesis. Project Supervisor: Prof. Gwendolen Reilly MS in Biomedical Sciences School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan 2013-2015 Master’s Thesis: Designing and Fabrication of a functional stent graft for the treatment of Oesophageal Cancer (Higher Education Commission funded project). Project Supervisor: Dr. Murtaza Najabat Ali BS in Applied Biosciences Atta ur Rehman School of Applied Biosciences, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan 2009-2013 Bachelor’s thesis: Identification of Mycoviral infections in environmental fungal isolates (Higher Education Commission Project). Project Supervisor: Dr. Muhammad Faraz Bhatti

 

Professional Experience

Research Associate ‘Member Bone Research Group’ Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), Lahore. 2016-Present Lab In-charge & Advanced User Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope. Graduate Teaching Assistant University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. 2018-2021 Professional Behaviour and Ethical Conduct Module for PhD Students. Diamond Labs. Chemical and Biological Engineering Labs. Department of Mechanical Engineering Labs. Research Supervision Master’s Students (2 Co-supervisions), IRCBM, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore campus. Master’s Students (2 Co-supervisions), Undergraduate Summer Student (1 Co-supervision), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Research Internees (2) from Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland. Erasmus Research Mobility Program. Intern Seed Biotech Lab, Centre for Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), Lahore, Pakistan. 2012 (6 weeks) Intern Molecular Biology Lab, Atta ur Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan. 2010 (6 weeks)

Academic Projects 🎓🔬📚

Solvent Casting/Particle Leaching (SCPL) Scaffold Synthesis for Craniofacial Bone Repair (Completed) Role of Zinc Oxide in Bone Regeneration (Completed) Cell Attachment and Biocompatibility of Next Generation Oxide Containing Bioactive Scaffolds for Craniofacial Vascularization and Bone Regeneration (Completed) Cell Viability, Mineralization, and Collagen Production of hTERT BMSCs in Basal and Osteogenic Media (Completed) Bioactive Scaffolds for Orbital Floor Repair and Regeneration (Completed) Evaluation of Analgesic Effect of Honey, Mint, Aloe Vera, and Rose Water in Balb/c Mice: Comparative Study (Completed) Development of Novel Biofunctional Polymer-Based Natural Biomaterial Films and Surfaces for Biomedical Applications (Completed) Evaluation of LDA, QDA, and Decision Trees for Multifunctional Controlled Below Elbow Prosthetic Limb Using EMG Signals (Completed) Designing and Simulation Analysis of Tracheal Splint Coated with Adipose Stem Cells for the Treatment of Weak Trachea (Birth Disorder) (Completed)

 

Awards 🏆🎖️

Learned Society University of Sheffield Travel Grant WBC Glasgow 2020 (Virtual), United Kingdom (2020) Learned Society University of Sheffield Travel Grant TERMIS EU MEETING 2019, United Kingdom (2019) Armours and Brasiers Travel Grant TERMIS EU MEETING 2019, United Kingdom (2019) Learned Society University of Sheffield Travel Grant BioMedEng 2019, United Kingdom (2019) Engineering Research Symposium – University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (1st Position – Materials, 2019) 2nd Year Postgraduate Poster Presentation – University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (Runners Up, 2019) Doctoral Academy Award, University of Sheffield for Doctoral Studies (2017) Best Poster Presentation Award, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan (2014) 3rd Position in Annual Career Fair Poster Presentation ASAB, NUST, Pakistan (2014) Rector’s High Achiever’s Award for Position and Participation in All Pakistan Competitions, NUST, Pakistan (2013) 3rd Position ‘Invent a Blueprint’ All Pakistan Math Olympiad, GIK Institute of Engineering, Pakistan (2012) Member of the Year Award NUST Science Society, NUST, Pakistan (2011) Fauji Fertilizers Company Merit Scholarship (2009-2015)

 

Technical Skills 💻🔧📊

  • Technical Procedures: Ceramic and Polymer Synthesis, Chemical and Physical Characterizations, Cell Culture, ELISA.
  • Equipment Trainings: Fluorescent Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, Transmission Electron Microscope, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscope, RAMAN Spectroscopy, Plasma Spray Coating, Confocal Microscopy, X-Ray Diffraction.
  • Technical Software: GraphPad Prism, Image J, Wildfire PRO Engineer, AUTOCAD, SolidWorks, Fusion 360.
  • Application Packages: MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Mendeley, EndNote.

Administrative Skills 📊📝📋

  • Management, Analytical, and Coordination Skills

Extracurricular Activities 🌟📰📚

Founder of ‘The Inside Story’ – A Social Media Project for the Awareness of Research and Technology Among Masses (2014-2016), Author at Student Run Online Magazine ‘I R Nustian’ (2013-2014), Joint Secretary Information, NUST Science Society (2011-2012), Director Public Relations, NUST Science Society (2010-2011)

Research Interests 🧪🔬

    • Biomaterials, Ceramics, and Bio composites for Bone Repair and Regeneration, Multifunctional Biomaterials

 

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Therapeutic efficacy of neurostimulation for depression: techniques, current modalities, and future challenges
    • Authors: H Akhtar, F Bukhari, M Nazir, MN Anwar, A Shahzad
    • Journal: Neuroscience bulletin
    • Pages: 115-126
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 60

 

  • Development of K-doped ZnO nanoparticles encapsulated crosslinked chitosan based new membranes to stimulate angiogenesis in tissue engineered skin grafts
    • Authors: L Shahzadi, AA Chaudhry, AR Aleem, MH Malik, K Ijaz, H Akhtar, F Alvi, …
    • Journal: International journal of biological macromolecules
    • Volume: 120
    • Pages: 721-728
    • Year: 2018
    • Citations: 37

 

  • Development of biocomposites from coir fibre and poly (caprolactone) by solvent casting technique
    • Authors: HC Obasi, AA Chaudhry, K Ijaz, H Akhtar, MH Malik
    • Journal: Polymer Bulletin
    • Pages: 1-13
    • Year: 2017
    • Citations: 19

 

  • New biofunctional loading of natural antimicrobial agent in biodegradable polymeric films for biomedical applications
    • Authors: B Ghafoor, MN Ali, U Ansari, MF Bhatti, M Mir, H Akhtar, F Darakhshan
    • Journal: International journal of biomaterials
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 18

 

  • Zinc containing calcium phosphates obtained via microwave irradiation of suspensions
    • Authors: AA Chaudhry, H Khalid, M Zahid, K Ijaz, H Akhtar, B Younas, F Manzoor, …
    • Journal: Materials Chemistry and Physics
    • Volume: 276
    • Pages: 124921
    • Year: 2022
    • Citations: 8

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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

 

Marina Dimitrijevic | Physical Chemistry | Young Scientist Award

 Ms. Marina Dimitrijevic | Plant Pathology | Young Scientist Award

Ms. University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science Serbia

👩‍🔬 I am deeply passionate about chemistry and pharmaceutical research, with a focus on synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of bioactive compounds. My academic journey has been marked by significant contributions to the field, including the publication of research work in prestigious SCI-listed journals.🌟

 

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  • PhD Studies, Chemistry Faculty of Sciences, University of Kragujevac (Serbia) Specialization: Organic Chemistry Commenced: 2021. Master of Chemistry Department for Research and Development Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac (Serbia) Duration: 2020-2021. Bachelor of Chemistry Department for Research and Development Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac (Serbia) Duration: 2016-2020

💼Work Experience

Research Trainee
University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
2022 – Present

Conducting scientific research focused on the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, with a specific emphasis on developing small molecules as potential inhibitors of the enzyme dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (hDHODH).Engaged in teaching Organic Chemistry courses, imparting knowledge and expertise to students.Acting as a mentor at the Regional Center for Talented Children in Kragujevac, guiding and supporting the development of young talents.

 Expertise

My areas of expertise include:

  • Synthesis of organic compounds
  • Spectroscopic analysis techniques
  • Chromatographic methods
  • Pharmacological properties and evaluation of compounds

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Rapid access to pyrrolo[3,4-c]quinoline-1,3-diones: An improved synthetic protocol using a precursor prepared by Pfitzinger reaction
    • Journal: Tetrahedron
    • Volume: 132
    • Year: 2023
    • Pages: 133236

 

  1. Title: Discovery of a new class of potent pyrrolo[3,4-c]quinoline-1,3-diones based inhibitors of human dihydroorotate dehydrogenase: Synthesis, pharmacological and toxicological evaluation
    • Journal: Bioorganic chemistry
    • Volume: 147
    • Year: 2024
    • Pages: 107359