Dr. Osama Ibrahim is a highly-experienced Principal research Scientist with particular expertise in the field of microbiology, Cell biology, and bioprocessing for both bio pharmaceuticals,and food ingredients. He is knowledgeable in microbial screening, culture improvement; molecular biology, g fermentation research (antibiotics, enzymes, therapeutic proteins, organic acids) and biochemistry for metabolic pathways, enzymes kinetics, enzymes immobilization, bioconversion, and analytical biochemistry. Dr. Ibrahim was Principal research scientist and External research liaison for Kraft Foods R&D with Universities for research projects related to molecular biology and bioprocessing. He holds three bioprocessing patents and several publications. After retirement from Kraft Foods he formed his own biotechnology company providing technical and marketing consultation for startup biotechnology in United States / Overseas and a key note speaker for international bio conferences. Dr. Ibrahim received his B.S. in Biochemistry with honor and two M.S. degrees in Industrial fermentation and in Microbial physiology. He received his Ph.D in Basic Medical Science (Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular biology) from New York Medical College. His research dissertation was on the construction of plasmid for the expression of a fusion protein of VEGF121/ Shiga-like toxin as a therapeutic protein for targeting angiogenesis (cancer treatment). Since 1979 he is a member of American Chemical Society, American Society of Microbiology, and Society of Industrial Microbiology.
Yusuf Leonard Henuk is a Professor in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture at University of Sumatera Utara (USU), Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia. He received a Bachelor’s degree (S1: ‘Sarjana’) from the Faculty of Animal Science, the University of Nusa Cendana in Indonesia from 1980-1984. He obtained Master in Rural Science (M.Rur.Sc.) from the University of New England from 1991 – 1995 and continued Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from the University of Queensland from 1998 – 2001. Both in Australia. Currently he is working a visiting scholar in Texas A&M university.
Krishnamurti Dakshinamurti, biochemist and molecular biologist, received his Ph.D. in 1957. After post-doctoral stints at the University of Illinois and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, he was appointed Associate Director of the Research Institute, St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, PA. He moved to the University of Manitoba Faculty Of Medicine as Associate professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1964, becoming Full Professor in 1973. He spent 1974-75 as Visiting Professor of Cell Biology at the Rockefeller University, New York. He received the Borden Award of the Canadian societies of Biological Sciences in 1973. He was elected to Emeritus professorship of the University of Manitoba in 1998.He was Co-Director of the Centre for Health Policy Issues at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre. Currently he is the Senior Advisor of the Research Centre.
Biochemistry and Molecular biology
Louay Labban is currently a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at A’Sharqiyah University in Sultante of Oman. Earlier he taught for 6 years at Kalamoon University in Syria. He taught several courses related to nutrition and dietetics. He has also served as Vice Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences at the same university. Before joining Kalamoon University, he taught several courses in American Universities and also worked for different pharmaceutical companies in the United States for many years and he was responsible for studying the effect of newly developed medication on the nutritional status of volunteered patients and he also studied the drug-nutrient interaction for these medications. He has published several papers in regarding nutritional intervention in Diabetes Mellitus management. He has received his Bachelor degree from Damascus University in Syria, Master degree from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England and his Doctorate degree from La Salle University in the United States.
Mario Ciampolini is a retired professor from Università di Firenze, Dept Pediatrics, directed the Gastroenterology Research Unit, a third level referral center in the department of Pediatrics of the University of Florence (Meyer hospital) for 40 years. He worked at the Cornell University for a joined research with the University of Florence on energy expenditure in children. Three students came from Amsterdam Medical Center to learn “Recognizing Hunger” he made the first diagnoses of celiac disease in Tuscany and published 130 scientific articles, about 40 in international Press.
Recognizing Hunger, first diagnoses of celiac disease