November 11-12, 2020
12:00 - 19:00 GMT

Plant Biology Virtual 2020

Theme: A drive to thrive plant sciences
Speakers / 3rd Edition Speakers
Keynote Speaker at Plant Biology Virtual 2020 - Danijela Poljuha
Danijela Poljuha

Institute of Agriculture and Tourism, Croatia

Biography
Title:
Ahead of their time: Women pioneers in plant biology
Biography
Dr. Poljuha graduated from molecular biology at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Croatia), where she also holds a PhD degree in natural sciences in the field of biology. She has worked as a researcher at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, The Institute of Agriculture and Tourism Poreč, and The Materials Research Center METRIS Pula. She has participated in 25 national and international projects and has published over 50 scientific papers. She is the founder of two laboratories and a Biotechnical Department. Her research interests are focused on plant genetics and the application of molecular markers in the conservation of plant genetic resources. She is also involved with the popularization of science.
Keynote Speaker at Plant Biology Virtual 2020 - Valasia Iakovoglou
Valasia Iakovoglou

Director of the Ecotourism Sector of UNESCO chair Con-E-Ect, International Hellenic University, Greece

Biography
Title:
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Biography
Dr. Valasia Iakovoglou is a graduate of Iowa State University, USA. She has more than 20-yrs of national/international research and teaching experience as an Ecophysiologist/Silviculture expert in seedling production and Restoration/Conservation of Ecosystems with emphasis on Biodiversity under the challenges of Climate Change. She has received numerous scholarships, awards and recognitions. She is an editor at five international journals and a reviewer in more than ten with one of them being the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She has numerous publications with more than ten books/book chapters and 50 peer-reviewed papers. She is active in many scientific societies such as the Mediterranean Experts of Climate and environmental Change (MedECC) and associations such as the “Association of Inter-Balkan Woman’s Cooperation Societies (AIWCS)” of UNESCO Center, where she serves as Board Member. Currently she is the Director of the Ecotourism Sector of the UNESCO chair Con-E-Ect and a visiting professor at the MSc program “Man and Water”.
Speaker for Plant Biology Webinar - Vincent Fradet
Vincent Fradet

CHU de Québec – Université Laval, Canada

Biography
Title:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Survey in Men under Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer: from Intake to Prostate Tissue Level
Biography
Dr. Vincent Fradet (MD, PhD, FRCSC) trained at University of Montreal and UC San Francisco and is now associate professor and clinician scientist in uro-oncology at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval and the Institute on Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF). He also holds a doctorate in clinical research / epidemiology. Dr Fradet leads and collaborates to multicenter observational studies and clinical trials in prostate and bladder cancers. His main areas of research interest are using precision lifestyle medicine approaches, including microbiome and tissue biological measures, in urologic oncology to better prevent, diagnose and treat prostate and bladder cancers.
Speaker at Plant Biology Virtual 2020 - Renee Joy Dufault
Renee Joy Dufault

Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute, United States

Biography
Title:
The case for reducing ultra-processed food intake and dietary heavy metal exposures through online instruction  
Biography
Dr. Dufault studied environmental science at UC Davis, graduating in 1990. She was commissioned by the Navy to work as an officer in the toxicology field before transferring to the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). She retired from the PHS and Food and Drug Administration in 2008 to publish her findings of mercury in corn syrup. Since retiring, she earned a doctorate degree at A.T. Still University and founded the Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute where she works as an independent researcher with collaborators. With ten publications and 536 citations, she is considered an expert in heavy metal exposures.
Speaker for Plant Biology Webinar - Lacramioara-Carmen Ivanescu
Lacramioara-Carmen Ivanescu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania

Biography
Title:
Leaves'response from Woody Species as an Indicator of Environmental Pollution
Biography
Academic position: Senior Lecturer to Department of Biology, Faculty of Biology, ?Alexandru Ioan Cuza University? (UAIC), Iasi, Romania. Fields of competence: morphology and plant anatomy; industrial and urban  pollution. Scientific activities: PhD Thesis in Biology Science, Research on the Influence of Atmospheric Pollutants on the Foliar Apparatus of Species of Cultivated and Spontaneous Plants, 1999, November 23, UAIC, cum laude notation (I present the results regarding the effects of atmospheric pollutants on the structure of more than 50 species of wooden and herbal plants located in the industrial areas from Romania. Scanning electronic microscopy (S.E.M.) investigations were performed for the first time in Romania, monitoring the reactions on the foliar cuticular surfaces. A part of these results were re-evaluated in my research project Cyto-histo-anatomical research on vegetative organs of Gymnosperm species from forest areas with a searing risk (ANSTI 2000/2001) and published into a book in    2003, Influenta poluarii atmosferice asupra structurii plantelor (Influence of Atmospheric Pollution on Plant Structure), Andrei Saguna Foundation Publishing House, Constanta, 394 pp., ISBN 973-8146-67-4 (L?cr?mioara Iv?nescu & Constantin Toma).
Poster Presenter for Plant Biology Virtual 2020 - Anna Cedro
Anna Cedro

University Of Szczecin, Poland

Biography
Title:
Effect of the outbreak of horse-chestnut leaf miner (Cameraria ohridella Deschka & Dimic) on tree-ring width in common horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.)
Biography
Dr. hab. Anna Cedro, prof. US studied Geography at Szczecin University, Poland. In 2003 she finished PhD on climate change impact on tree-ring width of Scots Pine, Douglass Fir and native species of Oaks in the Western Pomerania. In 2012 she finished Habilitation on dendrochronology of yew in Poland and western Ukraine. Her current research interests are focused on dendroclimatology of the wild service tree and dendroecology of trees growing in wet habitats. Anna Cedro is Professor of geography at the Szczecin University, Institute of Marine and Environmental Sciences (teaching Meteorology and Climatology) She is Director of Szczecin University Doctoral School. She has published more than 100 research articles.
Speaker for Plant Biology Virtual 2020 - Nahaa Miqad Alotaibi
Nahaa Miqad Alotaibi

Swansea University, UK

Biography
Title:
Linking population genetics and phenotypic variability, with long-term resilience in seagrass depends on spatial scale
Biography
I have been working as a lecturer at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2011; and have been working on plant ecology of the desert and forest in Saudi Arabia. I did my BSc (Class Hons) in Botany and followed by MSc (Class Hons) in Plant Ecology with Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. My thesis for my MSc was "The effect of Autotoxicity and Intraspecific competition on the plantation and seedling growth in Ziziphus nummularia". Ziziphus nummularia is an important species that has ecological value, but regeneration of the species is very low despite its high production of seeds. PNU funded research project working with Department of Biology to evaluate the effects of some factors such as allelopathy and competition on seedlings growth. I have got a scholarship from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia’s Cultural Bureau (SACB) and Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU). In 2015, I moved to Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, UK to be postgraduate researcher and pursue a PhD in plant ecology. Supervised PhD project by Dr James Bull and Prof Luca Borger in the Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, UK. This project will aim to be looking at spatial structure in population genetics in UK seagrass, Zostera marina to better understand the link between demography, ecological dynamics and population genetics. I am interested in many research areas such as: Population Genetics structure, Plant Ecology, Environment variable, Competition and Allelopathy in plant community. I have contributed and participated in several businesses as a volunteer.
Speaker at Plant Biology Webinar 2020 - Pavel Mucaji
Pavel Mucaji

Comenius University, Slovak Republic

Biography
Title:
Flower Infusions from Cornus mas and Cornus kousa Inhibit Aldose Reductase Enzyme
Biography
Dr. Mučaji studied Pharmacy at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia and graduated as MS in 1993. He received his PhD degree in Pharmacognosy in 1997 at the same institution. In 2004 he obtained the position of an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Comenius University and in 2013 position of Professor. He has published more than 60 research articles in SCI(E) journals with around 700 citations. His field of interest is Pharmacognosy, separation and identification of natural compounds, extracts standardization and evaluation of biological activity of natural compounds.
Speaker for Plant Biology Webinar 2020 - Huang Wei Ling
Huang Wei Ling

Medical Acupuncture and Pain Management Clinic, Brazil

Biography
Title:
1) Is There Any Correlation Between the Ingestion of Some Kinds of Foods and Headache? 2) How to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Foods as the Main Tools?
Biography
Huang Wei Ling, born in Taiwan, raised and graduated in medicine in Brazil, specialist in infectious and parasitic diseases, General Practitioner and Parenteral and Enteral Medical Nutrition Therapist. Once in charge of the Hospital Infection Control Service of the City of Franca’s General Hospital, she was responsible for the control of all prescribed antimicrobial medication and received an award for the best paper presented at the Brazilian Hospital Infection Control Congress (1998). Since 1997, she works with the approach and treatment of all chronic diseases in a holistic way, with treatment guided through teachings of traditional Chinese medicine and Hippocrates.
Speaker for Plant Biology Virtual 2020 - Hipolyana Oliveira
Hipolyana Oliveira

State Technical School of Palmares, Brazil

Biography
Title:
Seed Treatment in a Controlled Environment
Biography
MSc. Hipolyana Simone de Oliveira Alves, studied Agronomy at the Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil (2008) and graduated Master in 2018 and Specialist in Rural Extension in 2016, at the same University. Today she teaches in the Agricultural Technician course at Palmares State Technical School, where she works as a Researcher. For UNITOLEDO in partnership with FGV is MBA in People Management and for Uninassau undergraduate in Pedagogy. She is an Agricultural Consultant at the Qualified Producers Cooperative and collaborates as a Reviewer at the Journal of Applied Life Science International.
Speaker at Plant Biology Virtual 2020 - Koffi Koudouvo
Koffi Koudouvo

University of Lomé, Togo

Biography
Title:
Natural and biological feed: sources of guarantied both nutritional security and human health welfare in sub-Saharan Africa
Biography
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Speaker at Plant Biology Virtual 2020 - B N Hazarika
B N Hazarika

Central Agricultural University, India

Biography
Title:
Genetic Diversity of Horticultural Crops in Arunachal Pradesh and Their Role in Nutritional Security
Biography
Prof. B N Hazarika, PhD  presently working as Dean, College of Horticulture and Forestry, CAU, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. Prof. B N Hazarika guided a number of PG & Ph D students, handled   several   externally funded research projects and organized 90 trainings. He has published 80 research papers, published 20 books, 25 conference papers and book chapter, 11 practical manual, 25 Bulletins, edited 13 souvenir and 245 popular articles. He contributed significantly in collection, morphological and molecular characterization of diverse genotype of various fruit crops, standardized  good agricultural practices  for some major fruit crops; introduced new fruit crops in the region.
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