Committees

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Bendokas Vidmantas, Dr.
Juškevičienė Danguolė, Dr.

Rasiukevičiūtė Neringa, Dr.
Samuolienė Giedrė, Dr.

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Academic, prof. habil. dr. Zenonas Dabkevičius, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry; Lithuanian Academy of Science, The Division of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Academic, prof. habil. dr. Pavelas Duchovskis, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture; Lithuanian Physiological Society
Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Biol. Dr. Alexander G. Jäger, University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Campus Wels, Austria
Prof. Grzegorz Bazylak, Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Academic, prof. habil. dr. Vidmantas Stanys, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Prof. Cristóbal Noé Aguilar School of Chemistry at Autonomous University of Coahuila, México

Academic, prof. habil. dr. Pranas Viškelis, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Prof. Efterpi Christaki, Laboratory of Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. Edite Kaufmane, Leading scientist, Head of council of Science of Institute of Horticulture, Latvia University of Agriculture.

Dr. Audrius Sasnauskas, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture; The Associacion of Agricultural and Forestry Research Institutes
Dr hab. Stanisław Pluta, prof. Research Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice, Poland
PhD, Professor Célia Quintas, Institute of Engineering, Algarve University, Portugal
Mihaela Begea Associate professor and senior scientist, Faculty of Bioengineering Systems, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania.
Prof. Oguz GURSOY, PhD, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Department of Food Engineering, Turkey
Prof. Ing. Robert Pokluda ,Ph.D. Dean of Faculty of Horticulture and Head of Department of vegetable sciences and floriculture, Mendel University in Brno, Brno (Czech Republic)
Associate Prof. Cristina L.M. Silva, Portuguese Catholic University – College of Biotechnology (ESB)
Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Prof. habil. dr. Constantin Apetrei “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati (Romania)

Dr. Akvilė Viršilė, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Ana Sanches-Silva, National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinary Research (INIAV, I.P.) in Portugal
Dr. Rasa Karklelienė, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
PhD Khaled SEKKOUM, Bioactive Molecules and Chiral Separation Laboratory University UTM Bechar, Algeria

Dr. Darius Kviklys, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Jin Su Jeong, Researcher Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Dr. Alma Valiuškaitė Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Pedro Dinis Gaspar Ph.D., Department of Electromechanical Engineering of the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal
Gassan Hodaifa Meri Food Engineer, Albaath University, Syria
Nadjib Drouiche, Centre de Recherche en Semi-Conduceurs pour l’Energetique Algeria
Vytautas Zalatorius, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture
Dr. Max Reynes, Maîtrise de biochimie, Toulouse, France
Professor Alaeddin Bobat, Kocaeli University, Turkey
Mputu Kanyinda Jean-Noël, Associate Professor, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dr. Amar Rezoug, Center for development of advanced technologies, CDTA, Algiers, Algeria
Dr. G. Anusha Professor & Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathy, India
Aicha Nancib, Associate Professor HDR (Biotechnology and food industries), Department of Microbiology, Ferhat Abbas University Setif Algeria
Azadeh Nasrazadani, Master Degree in Soil Science from Isfahan Azad University, Iran
PhD Benmeziane – Derradji Farida, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Science of Nature and Life, University of Chadli Bendjedid, Algeria
Cécile Levasseur-Garcia, Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Purpan – Laboratory of Agro-Industrial Chemistry (LCA) – University of Toulouse, INRA, France
Adel Oueslati Dr. Aggregation, C.S.G.S, Engineer, Associate Professor Technologist, Tunisia


 


Zenonas Dabkevicius Academic, prof. habil. dr. Dabkevičius Zenonas

Prof. habil. dr. Dabkevičius Zenonas the director of Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, a full member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Division of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, a member of the Board of Agricultural Science, the professor of Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Foreign Member of the Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and Latvian Academy of Sciences. The main research fields are plant diseases and their control, pathogenic microorganisms and their toxins in plant material, plant genetic resources and their protection, renewable energy sources.
Professor published over 250 scientific and other papers in the field of plant pathology and protection, microbiology and crop production, 25 of which are published in high-level international scientific journals. He is an author and co-author of 8 books, supervisor of 14 PhD students. Professor participated and made over 50 presentations in scientific conferences in the field of agronomy. Chairman of the editorial board of international journal “Zemdirbyste-Agriculture” and a member of editorial board of 3 other scientific journals. 2008 won the Lithuanian Science Award.

 

 


Pavelas Duchovskis Academic, professor Pavelas Duchovskis

The Chief researcher in Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Institute of Horticulture Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry. Research topics – physiology, plant morphogenesis, photophysiology, and ecophysiology.
Professor of Aleksandras Stulginskis University. Member of Lithuanian Research Council. True member of Lithuanian Science Academy. 2014 Lithuanian Science Award.

 

 


Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Biol. Dr. Alexander G. Jäger

Personal Data: 21.11.1957, Ludwigsburg / Germany
Vice Dean; University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Campus Wels, Austria. Professor Microbiology and brewing Technology. Education: Master degree in Biology and PH D in Biotechnology University Stuttgart Hohenheim, Germany, Research stay Forest Products Laboratory, US Department of Agriculture. Madison WI, USA, Post Doc Research Helmholtz Center Julich Germany.
Key Qualifications: More than 25 years of experience in R&D in biotechnology, bioenergy , water treatment, microbiology and brewing technology. Specialist for bioenergy production from t renewable sources like wheat, straw, miscanthus and corn as well as microbiology and brewing technology.
Member Scientific of Committees: BSE Biosystems Engineering Tartu Estonia, FABE Food and Biosystems Engineering Greece, Forschungsforum der österreichischen Fachhochschulen. Publications:
More than 50 publications in journals, books, proceedings
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Prof. Grzegorz Bazylak

Prof. Grzegorz Bazylak received M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Food Chemistry from the Lodz University of Technology (Poland) and D.Sc. (habilitation) in Pharmacy from the Medical University of Gdansk (Poland). He worked as post-doc in the Medical University of Lodz (Poland) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium). From 2004 he is working as the Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Bydgoszcz (Poland). He published near 250 scientific publications, edited 12 special topic issues of international scholary journals and 2 books on herbal plants in functional foods.
He is engaged in the editorial advisory board of Current Pharmaceutical Analysis, Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, Current Drug Discovery Technologies, Herbalism and Manager Apteki. He is a member of Polish Herbal Committee, Polish Society of Herbalists and Phytotherapists, Polish Botanical Society, German Society for Medicinal Plants & Natural Products Research and Human Proteome Organization (USA). His current research covers the food and medicinal plant safety and nutrition related prevention of obesity and cancer diseases.

 


Prof. Cristóbal Noé Aguilar

Prof. Cristóbal Noé Aguilar is Dean of the School of Chemistry at Autonomous University of Coahuila, México. He is Chemist (1992) by the same institution; his MSc Program in Food Science and Biotechnology (1995) was held in the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México. His PhD Program in Fermentation Biotechnology (2000) was given by the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico. He was working in a Posdoc stay (2001) in the IRD-Marselle, France. Dr. Aguilar has published more than 200 papers published in indexed journals, more than 50 articles in Mexican journals; 16 book chapters, 8 mexican books, 7 editions of international books, 34 proceedings and more than 350 contributions in scientific meetings. Prof. Aguilar is member S.N.I. (National System of Researchers of Mexico) from 1998.
He has awarded with several prizes including: National Prize of Research 2010 of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the Prize-2008 of the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, National Prize AgroBio-2005 and the Mexican Price in Food Science and Technology. CONACYT-Coca Cola México 2003. From 2014 is member of the Mexican Academy of Science. Prof. Aguilar has developed more than 21 research projects, including 6 international exchange projects. He has been advisor of 18 PhD thesis, 25MSc thesis and 50 BSc thesis. Prof. Aguilar is member of the International Bioprocessing Association, Mexican Academy of Sciences, Mexican Society for Biotech & Bioeng, Mexican Association for Food Science & Biotechnology. His research areas are the design of bioprocesses for bioproducts production (of importance in: Hort/Food/Pharma/Environ sectors) & fermentation & enzymatic technologies.

 


Pranas Viskelis Academic, prof. habil. dr. Pranas Viškelis

Member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Lithuanian Science Prize, h-12. Current activities: the investigation of fruit, berry and vegetable quality, modelling and optimization of storage and processing methods; chemical composition of fruits, berries and vegetables, biologically active compounds and technological properties are investigated. Storage and processes of processing of fruits, berries, vegetables and spice herbs are investigated, modelled and optimized for maximal preservation of biochemical composition of raw material.

In the open access centre of fruit and vegetable processing recipes are created, new technologies are tested and experimental batches are produced. Isolation, characterization and assessment of secondary metabolites from plants for use in human functional food and health. Development of novel processes for the extraction, isolation and purification of health products.

 

 

 

 


Professor Efterpi Christaki

Professor Efterpi Christaki, Laboratory of Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is veterinarian, nutritionist, graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2015-2017, she was the Head of the Department of Animal Production, Ichthyology, Ecology and Protection of the Environment. Her research interests include nutrition, functional foods and bioactive substances, feed additives such as probiotics, prebiotics, aromatic plants, herbal extracts, macro- and micro-algae and quality of animal feeds.
She is reviewer and member of editorial boards in several peer-reviewed journals and member of scientific committees as well as in Scientific & Organising committees of National and International conferences. She is examiner of Master & PhD theses, and external examiner / evaluator of National and International research projects. She is member of Research team in more than 20 funded research projects. She has more than 180 publications (6 books, 2 chapters in interantional books, research articles, reviews, congress presentations). The Scopus h-index of Prof Christaki is 20; scopus citations overview = 1456 and 600 additional citations in Theses, Books and other Publications.

 


Dr. Edite Kaufmane Leading scientist, head of council of Science of Institute of Horticulture, Latvia University of Agriculture

Research topics – Breeding of plums and apricots; Breeding and Cytoembriology of fruit crops. She is a committee member of EU Framework 7 Programme, COST Domain Committee on Food and Agriculture, WG for development of Communication, Technology
Transfer and Training Program of European Technological platform „Food for life”, of Latvian Technological platform „Food for life”. As well as a member of international organizations – ISHS, EUCARPIA, EC/PGR Prunus working group, EUFRIN.

 

 


Audrius Sasnauskas PhD, Associate Professor Audrius Sasnauskas

PhD, Associate Professor Audrius Sasnauskas is a Director of Institute of Horticulture, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry. He defended doctoral thesis in agronomy (1998) in Aleksandras Stulginskis University (Lithuania). He’s scientific directions is breeding and testing of apple and blackcurrant, evaluation genetic resources. He has published 5 books and their
chapters,11 publications in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science data base journals with impact factor. He is a member of 10 professional organizations, involved in different EU Horizon 2020, COST Action, Lithuanian Research Council, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education and Science, Plant Gene Bank projects. He is co-author of 16 apple, blackcurrant and raspberry varieties.

 


Dr hab. Stanisław Pluta, prof. IO

Dr hab. Stanisław Pluta, prof. IO – graduated the Agricultural Academy, Faculty of Horticultural in Lublin in 1983. The scientific worker at the Research Institute of Pomology and Floriculture (1985-2010) and at the Research Institute of Horticulture (since 2011) in Skierniewice, Poland. He is a geneticist and breeder of new cultivars of blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.), gooseberry (Ribes grossularia L.), highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum l.) and Saskatoon berry (Amelanchier sp.) in the Department of Breeding of Horticultural Crops. He obtained his PhD (1994) and habilitation (2009) at the former Research Institute of Pomology and Floriculture in Skierniewice.
He completed longer training research internships in Scotland, the Netherlands and the USA. He actively participated in many foreign and national conferences and symposia in different counties. He has been coordinator or contractor of 12 domestic and foreign research projects and grants. A regular or honorary member of several domestic and foreign organizations and associations. He is an author and co-author of over 100 original publications and scientific reports, monographs and implementation instructions as well as over 130 popular-science articles for growers. Author of 10 new blackcurrant (‘Tisel’, ‘Tiben’, ‘Ores’, ‘Tines’, ‘Ruben’, ‘Gofert’, ‘Polares’, ‘Tihope’, ‘Polonus’ and ‘Polben’) and 2 gooseberry (‘Hinsel’ and ‘Reseika’) cultivars.

 


Célia Quintas, PhD, Professor at Institute of Engineering

Célia Quintas, got her Diploma in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, a Master of Science in Food Science and Technology and a PhD in Agro-Industry Engineering from the Institute of Agronomy of the University of Lisbon. Célia Quintas is a Coordinator Professor of Microbiology with tenure, at the Department of Food Engineering, Institute of Engineering of the University of the Algarve (Portugal) where she coordinates the Laboratory of Microbiology and Food Safety. She teaches Food Microbiology, Food Microbial Analysis, Biotechnology of Foods and Integrated Laboratories to undergraduate students and Industrial Microbiology, Microorganisms and Food Safety, Production of Mediterranean Food and Seminar to master students. Presently, she is the director of the Department of Food Engineering.
Célia is a member of the Center for Mediterranean Bioresources and Food (MeditBio) (University of the Algarve) where she integrates the research line Food Science and Technology. Her research interests have been mostly focused on the study of microbial quality of fruit and vegetables with emphasis in spoilage, hygienic and safety parameters (Salmonella sp., Listeria monocytogenes and Cronobacter sakazakii), according to the European legislation. Additionally, her research also focuses on food preservation technologies such as electrolyzed water, UV-C radiation and fermentation of traditional Mediterranean foods. Her expertise includes the identification of yeasts as well as studying their technological properties in food fermentation matrices. The results of her work have been published/presented in over 40 scientific publications or communications in various journals, books, workshops and congresses.

 


Mihaela Begea, Associate professor and senior scientist

Mihaela Begea Associate professor and senior scientist, Faculty of Bioengineering Systems from the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. Her research background is on food science and technologies; she has a PhD in food engineering and postdoctoral studies in industrial biotechnologies.
Her research focus is on food fermentation technologies, industrial biotechnologies, quality control and food safety, as well as bioeconomy and quality systems. She has been involved in a number of international, European and national grants as well as industrial collaborations.

 


Prof. Oguz GURSOY, PhD

Oguz Gursoy is full Professor at the Department of Food Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey. He is currently vice head of Food Engineering Department, and head of Food Technology Division. Prof. Gursoy holds a Food Engineering Diploma from Celal Bayar University (Manisa, Turkey), an MS in Food Engineering from the Pamukkale University (Denizli, Turkey) and a PhD in Food Technology from Ege University (Izmir, Turkey). He was in University of Helsinki (Finland) as visiting researcher in 2005-2006 and in University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA) as visiting Professor in 2013. He is member of Turkish Society of Microbiology, Turkish Society of Toxicology and Turkish Chamber of Food Engineers.
He published more than 70 scientific papers in high quality national and international scientific journals; and participated and made over 50 presentations in scientific meetings in the field of food science and technology. He is co-author of 4 international and 1 national book chapters. He currently serves as Editor in chief for the Akademik GIDA (Academic Food Journal) (since 2008) and in the Editorial Board of the Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture (since 2015). The main research fields and interests of Prof. Gursoy are food technology, food microbiology, food-borne viruses, application of ultrasonication and ultrasound assisted vacuum impregnation for foods (including fruits), biosensors, functional foods and ingredients, probiotic and prebiotics.

 


Prof.Ing. Robert Pokluda, Ph.D.

He is Dean of Faculty of Horticulture and Head of Department of vegetable sciences and floriculture, Mendel University in Brno, Brno (Czech Republic). Research topics – study of nutritional quality of vegetable and special crops, plant physiology, stress physiology, integrated and organic growing systems, beneficial microorganisms study, new genotypes introduction, management and automation in protected cultures.
Memberships in Acta Horticulturae et Regiotecturae Slovaca Universitas Agriculturae Nitra, Slovakia, Czech Academy of Agriculture and Czech Society for Horticultural Sciences, Czech Republic. Member of the Editorial Board of Horticultural Sciences (Prague), Czech Republic, WoS listed and Horticulturae, Lublin, Poland. Council member of International Society for Horticultural Sciences, Belgium.

 


Associate Prof. Cristina L.M. Silva

Cristina L.M. Silva is Associate Prof. at Portuguese Catholic University – College of Biotechnology (ESB). She is Chem. Eng. and PhD in Biotechnology and Food Engineering, and is involved in research on quality and safety of processed foods, with special emphasis on mathematical modelling and optimisation of the processes. She has been institutional leader of several national and international projects, and coordinator of the projects ISEKI_Food 3 and ISEKI_Mundus 2, and FP7 KBBE project Track_Fast. She is also editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Food Studies.
Cristina Silva is past-president of ISEKI_ Food Association, member of the executive committees of EFFoST and IFA, member of: ISEKI_Food Academy, and Task-Force – “Growing the Bioeconomy” of ICA. She is currently responsible for the International Relations, coordinator of the 3rd cycle degrees, president of the pedagogic committee at ESB, and member of the directive board of CBQF.

 

 


Samuoliene Samuolienė Giedrė, Dr.

PhD Giedrė Samuolienė is a Chief researcher at Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Deputy Director for Research in Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Horticulture. She defended Bachelor’s degree in biology (2001) and Master’s degree in chemistry (2003) in Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), and doctoral thesis in agronomy (2008) in Aleksandras Stulginskis University (Lithuania). She is a lecturer at Aleksandras Stulginskis University since 2006 year.
She is coordinating the research in the fields of plant photosynthesis, photomorphogenesis, flowering initiation and metabolism, using novel analytical methods. She has published 3 book chapters, 24 publications in ISI WoS data base journals with impact factor. She is the co-author of European patent. 2012 – 2013 Scholarship and prize of the Lithuanian Academy of Science; 2014 Lithuanian Science Award; Silver medal of Vytautas Magnus university (2015).

 


Prof. habil. dr. Constantin Apetrei

He is Prof. habil. dr. at the “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati (Romania) in the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Environment, Faculty of Sciences and Environment. He is member of National Council of Scientific Research (CNCS).
Research topics – development of electrochemical sensors and biosensors for the analysis of foods and beverages. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Food Research International. He is a co-author of over of 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 10 book chapters as well as the editor of two monographs.

 


Ana Sanches-Silva, Researcher at the National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinary Research

Ana Sanches-Silva is a researcher at the National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinary Research (INIAV, I.P.) in Portugal. She obtained the degree in Pharmacy by the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and received her European Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, with honours. In addition, she was awarded with the prize for best Ph.D. student. After two years post-doc at this university through competitive programmes, she joined the National Institute of Health Dr Ricardo Jorge (INSA, I.P.), in Lisbon, Portugal, where she worked over a decade in different projects as researcher before joining INIAV in May 2017.
Ana Sanches-Silva has a good track record (over 100 scientific contributions, mainly in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, Scopus H index of 20). Her research interests are focused on the evaluation of safety and composition of food and food packaging. Moreover, her special interest is the development of active packaging, study of food-packaging interactions, especially the migration from packaging to food, and development of analytical methodologies for the analysis of food contaminants and bioactive compounds.

 

 


Rasa Karklelienė Dr. Rasa Karklelienė, Head of the Sector of Vegetable Breeding and senior research officer IH LAMMC.

Research fields: Breeding of Vegetable, Genetic and Genetic Resources, Vegetable seed growing, Vegetable growing. More than 100 scientific publications were published (including 8 scientific articles in the publications referenced and containing the citation index). Co-author of garlic ‘Dangiai’ (2015); of Jerusalem artichoke ‘Sauliai’ (2015); of carrots – ‘Rokita’ (2013), ‘Ieva’ (2012), ‘Gona’ (2011); of red beet – ‘Rikiai’ (2009); of radish – ‘Babtų žara’ (2003) varieties.
Involvement in: INTERREG project Revival of old traditional fruit, vegetable and ornamental plants and their products: Heritage Gardens Tour (Heritage Gardens) 2017-2019; National Science Programme „Healthy and Safe Food”, project „Influence of growing and storage techniques and technologies on quality of horticultural products”, 2011-2014; Ministry of the Environment project “Maintains and improvement of national plant genetic resources field collections” 2010-2017.

 


Dr. Khaled Sekkoum

PhD, Associate Professor Khaled SEKKOUM is a Team Supervisor in Bioactive Molecules and Chiral Separation Laboratory University UTM Bechar, Algeria. He is member of many academic and scientific societies and founder of Algerian young chemist’s biochemists society.
Currently, he is active as Supervisor of many PhD Thesis in chemistry of natural products and Author of three books and chapters and about of forty scientific papers with impact factor. His interested skills are natural products and nutrition (isolation, characterization and bioactivity).

 


Darius Kviklys Dr. Darius Kviklys Head of Orchard Technology Department, chief research worker.

Scientific directions: Fruit tree rootstocks, propagation of orchard plants, planting systems, apple tree morphogenesis, fruit quality, crop load, development of horticultural business.

 

 


Jin Su Jeong Researcher Professor

Jin Su Jeong is a Researcher Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). He was received his MS in Architecture from the Texas A&M University, College Station(United States) in 2006, his PhD with International Mention and Suma Cum Laude in Graphic Engineering, Geomatics and Projects from the Universidad de Extremadura in2014 (Spain), and a Bachelor degree of Architecture from the Chonnam NationalUniversity in 2002 (South Korea). For his doctoral dissertation, he has done different doctoral research stays and collaborations.
He has published more than 80 papers injournals, books and conference proceedings, including 25 papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science. He has participated in the scientific committee of several international conferences and associations and has served as a reviewer in a wide range of international journals. He has been involved in a number of international, Europeanand national grants as well as industrial collaborations. Currently, he is conducting research on sustainability relating with various topics; climate change, tourism, education and policy with various decision analysis methodologies, spatial technics and web technologies.

 

 


Alma Valiuskaite Dr. Alma VALIUŠKAITĖ

Dr. Alma VALIUŠKAITĖ is senior researcher and head of Laboratory of plant protection Institute include: research on the biology, ecology and diversity of horticultural pathogen and pest species, abundance and distribution of pathogen and pest populations, epidemiology of diseases. Development of forecasting methods of harmful organisms and IPM of horticultural crops. The investigation of Horticulture Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.
Significant research areas of alternative and biological plant protection in horticulture. Efficacy trials of the new plant protection products according to Good experimental practice standards. Experience in the implementation of National Action Plan for Sustainable Use of Pesticide. Participation as a manager and executor of national public institutions, entities sponsored research projects, international research programs and conferences. Training skills and organizational experience in conference, seminars and field days.

 

 


Pedro Dinis Gaspar

Pedro Dinis Gaspar has a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Professor in the Department of Electromechanical Engineering of the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal. He is an integrated researcher at the R&D Centre for Mechanics and Aerospace Science and Technologies (CMAST) and a collaborator researcher at the ALLab – Assisted Living Computing and Telecommunications Laboratory, Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT). He is the Coordinator of the courses of M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management at UBI. He has the last Coordinator of the course of M.Sc. in Bioengineering.
He has participated/coordinated several national and international research projects as well as in R&D&I contracts with industry, mostly, related to the agrifood industry. He has authored or co-authored more than 180 papers in refereed book chapters, journals and conferences proceedings and he is author of 3 patents. He was the editor of the “Handbook of Research on Advances and Applications in Refrigeration Systems and Technologies”, IGI Global, August, 2015. Research Interests:
• Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (Refrigeration and Air conditioning).
• Energetic systems: Renewable energies, production, Rationalization and Sustainability.
• Computational Fluid Dynamics.
• Automation, Robotics, Control Systems and Embedded Systems.

 

 


Gassan Hodaifa Meri, Food Engineer

Gassan Hodaifa Meri Food Engineer (Albaath University, Syria), Chemical Engineer (Granada University, Spain) and Dr. by Jaén University (Spain) in the Doctoral Program: Biotechnology and Agricultural Engineering. His research began in the year 1997 with a Doctoral Scholarship to perform in Spain. Till then he participated in 20 research projects (European, National, regional, and with companies), with which it has signed several contracts for research.
As a result of this research activities has been published 47 articles, 41 articles in journals included in JCR, 1 patent, 2 books, 32 book chapters, and has participated in 91 Congress are most international first class in scope. He has been repeatedly Associate Professor (University of Jaén), and Assistant Professor at the University of Jaén (05/06) and the Complutense University of Madrid (06/09). Now he works in Pablo de Olavide University, Seville (Spain) in the Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering Department/Chemical Engineering Area as Associate Professor.

 


Nadjib Drouiche, Senior researcher

Nadjib Drouiche is a senior researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Semi-Conduceurs pour l’Energetique (Algeria). He is also the director of the Crystal Growth and Metallurgical Processes (CCPM) and Head of the environmental team. His research interests include adsorption, membrane processes,
electrochemical processes using sacrificial anodes, Advanced Oxidation Processes, and recovery of by-products from industrial waste. He has published more than 95 papers in ISI-ranked journals with more than 1500 citations and his h-index is 25. Dr. Drouiche was awarded TWAS-ARO YAS Prize 2012: “Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Arab Region”.

 


Dr. Max Reynes

Dr. Max Reynes have the folowing qualifications: Maîtrise de biochimie, TOULOUSE, Food industries engineer from ENSAIA, NANCY PHD from ENSAIA/INPL Nancy in processing area (microwaves) Research activity as volunteer in a Food Research Centre in Venezuela during 2 years (75-77)
The main Research Topics are food quality, safety and processing. After first experience (10 years) in private industry (Know How transfer in food industry). He was in 1985 to 1989 as research Engineer, in Burundi (East Africa Country), in the scope of CIRAD/Office of coffees from Burundi.
From 89 until retired time (2014); Max Reynes is in charge of the Mixed Research Unit (Cirad- Supagro, Universities of Montpellier ( UM1 & UM2) “QUALISUD” specialized in tropical Food Quality”, Montpellier , including 75 researcher, 55 PHD student and 33 technical employees.
Max REYNES have been 2 years in Costa Rica (technical cooperation exchange with Cirad) and 2years in Venezuela, he is author or co-author of 150.publications or international presentation in international congress ,5 patents, co-author of two books on food technology and he supply technical expertise , in the area of food technologies for more than 80 foods plants company in more than 50 south countries.

 


Professor Alaeddin Bobat, Kocaeli University

Alaeddin Bobat was born in Mersin-Turkey in 1963. He started at Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Faculty of Forestry in 1981 and gained bachelor ranking first in class in 1985. He began graduate study at Scientific and Technical Institute of KTU in 1986 and completed graduate study(MSc) in 1988. After mandatory military duty in 1988, he started as a research assistant in KTU. He obtained PhD degree at the same institute in 1995. He took office as an Assoc. Prof. at Mersin University in 1996.
Among 1996-1998, he served as a Vice Dean and Head of Department of the Faculty. In 1998, he worked for Portsmouth University-UK as a researcher. In 2002, he began active duty in Kocaeli University, Vocational School of Arslanbey. He gained endowed professorship in 2004. And he worked for the same University since 2002. Alaeddin Bobat who is editorial members and reviewers in international scientific journals has scientific publications more than one hundred.

 


Mputu Kanyinda Jean-Noël, Associate Professor

Mputu Kanyinda Jean-Noël, Associate Professor, University of Kinshasa, Faculty of Sciences, Chemistry and Industry Department. Main activities in: food chemistry and in drying and preservation of food; microbiology and food formulation;
conservation of foodstuffs (cereals) through the production of biopesticides; drying of bacteria used as a probiotic in the food industry (lactic bacteria); shelf life of foods by the Arrhenius method; study of the oxidation of membrane fatty acids and the use of cryoprotectants.

 


Dr. Amar Rezoug Center for development of advanced technologies, CDTA, Algiers

PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from National Polytechnic School of Algiers (Algeria). He is a permanent researcher of the center for the development of advanced technologies Algiers, Algeria. Member of Scientific committees of more than ten International conferences.
Areas of interest: Artificial Intelligence “Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Meta-Heuristic Optimization”, Classic and Higher Order sliding mode Control, Robotics modeling, control and navigation, manipulators and drones, Control of industrial processes, Artificial muscles, Adaptive filtering, etc.

 


Dr. G. Anusha, Professor & Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology

Dr. G. Anusha is a Professor & Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathy. She obtained her B.E. Civil Engineering degree from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in the year 2005 and her M.E. in environmental engineering from GCT, Coimbatore in 2007. She completed her Ph.D. in environmental engineering in the year 2013 from Anna University, Chennai. She has a teaching experience of over 9 years.
She has published 7 papers in national & 17 papers in international conferences held all over the nation. She has successfully organized more than 20 national level workshops & conferences. She is a Life member of ISTE, IGS, IE, ICI. She is a Member of IV, Professional Engineers ACCE(I)-ECI and Environment & Water Resource Institute. She is an affiliate Member of ASCE. She is an International Scientific Committee Member in “International Conference on Food and Biosystems Engineering” organized by Technological Educational Institute, Greece.

 


Aicha Nancib, Associate Professor HDR (Biotechnology and food industries)

PhD in Biotechnology and Food Industries from National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL). National Higher School of Agronomy and Food Industries of Nancy (ENSAIA) University of Lorraine, France
Main research activities:
Focused on the waste valorization processes for the sustainable production of various value-added products through the development of green production strategies, including the following fields: Bioprocess development, Fermentation, Development and optimization of the production of metabolites
Boards and expertise:
Member of Scientific committees in FABE (Food and Biosystems Engineering) International Conference (Greece)
Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Food and Biosystems Engineering
Reviewer for “Process Biochemistry” Journal
Associate Editor of Journal Applied of Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

 

 

 


Azadeh Nasrazadani, Master Degree in Soil Science

Azadeh Nasrazadani, Master Degree in Soil Science from Isfahan Azad University and Ranked 1st in 2nd Festival of Top Graduated Student (among 27000 of Graduated Students). She Honored support for the Top Students in her University and Ranked 1st in Young Researchers Club in 2009, as well.
Her research interests and activities are in the fields of Bio-remediation, Soil Microbiology, Biotechnology, Phyto-remediation, Soil Chemistry and Water Conservation Policy.
Memberships in Young Researchers Club and Agricultural Engineering Organization of Isfahan with more than 50 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings.

 


PhD Benmeziane – Derradji Farida

Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Science of Nature and Life, University of Chadli Bendjedid, Algeria.
Membership in scientific commettees of
International Conference on Food and Biosystems Engineering, in 2015 and 2017, Greece. Member of the editorial board of the journal “International Journal of Foods and Biosystems Engineering” (Greece)”.

 


Cécile Levasseur-Garcia, Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Purpan

Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Purpan – Laboratory of Agro-Industrial Chemistry (LCA) – University of Toulouse, INRA
Ph.D in Pathology, Toxicology, Genetics & Nutrition (2010), University of Toulouse, France.
Agricultural engineering master’s degree (2004), Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Purpan, France.
Main Research Topics: Spectroscopy, feed and food quality, data mining and chemometrics.

 


Adel Oueslati Dr. Aggregation, C.S.G.S, Engineer. Associate Professor Technologist

PhD in Chemical engineering
Topics of teaching and research: Energy management, Chemical engineering, environment engineering, maintenance, Safety and hygiene, chemical analysis, oil refining, quality management system (ISO 9000), energy management system (ISO 50000), and Environment management system (ISO 14000). Refrigeration, cooling tower, Metrology, Renewable energy, oil refining, airlift systems, Food industry processes, ceramic industry, water desalination, waste water treatment, Chemical analysis, plumbs, Solvent recovery, Energy recovery and storage.
Membership: -Member of the Euro-African association for environment. Member of the scientific committee of International conference FABE (international conference on food and Biosystems engineering). Reviewer at Journal of Control Science and Engineering (ISSN 2328-2231). Tunisian Inventor Association membership. Tunisian Engineers Association.

PATENTS
-Solvent recovery and separation unit (#23761).

-New system for liquid pumping (#N°258/2014).

-High new condenser-separator of vapor-air mixture (#259/2014).