3rd International Symposium on Innovations in Plant and Food Sciences

Speakers

China


 

Haifeng Wang/王海峰

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

http://zbxy.fafu.edu.cn/19/77/c7487a137591/page.htm

Research Interest(s)

· Plant DNA methylation under biotic and abiotic stress;

· Environmental genomics and pathogen resistance of plants

· Epigenetic modification and its influence on differentiation of homology genes



 

Yuanyuan Song /宋圆圆

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

http://skxy.fafu.edu.cn/7e/43/c1136a32323/page.htm

Research Interest(s)

· Crop science;

· Plant resistances to insect and pathogen

· Plant-insect-microbe interactions


 

Qiang Li/李强

Huazhong Agricultural University/University of Saskatchewan

http://cpst.hzau.edu.cn/info/1038/3569.htm

Research Interest(s)

· Plant resistance to abiotic stress;

· Lipid metabolism


 

Rui Xia/夏瑞

Huanan Agricultural University

http://yjsglxt.scau.edu.cn/open/wxxlbs/teacherinfo.aspx?jsbh=30004199

Research Interest(s)

· The functional and metabolic pathways of small RNAs, such as miRNA, siRNA, and other non-coding RNAs, as well as the important regulatory pathways in plant fruit and fruit development 


 

Deshu Lin/林德书

Huanan Agricultural University

http://net.fafu.edu.cn/hist/15/40/c5708a136512/page.htm

Research Interest(s):

· Petal conical cell morphogenesis;

· Petal growth and shape



Tianyong Zhao/赵天永
Northwest A&F University

http://sm.nwafu.edu.cn/szdw/js2/173932.htm
Research Interest(s):
· Maize abiotic stress tolerance.
· Maize seed vigor.


 

 

Yingang Hu/胡银岗

Northwest A&F University

http://nxy.nwsuaf.edu.cn/szdw/jsyjy/282414.htm

Research Area(s)

·Genetic breeding of wheat,

·Mechanism of drought tolerance in wheat



Meng Zhang/张猛

Northwest A&F University

http://nxy.nwsuaf.edu.cn/szdw/jsyjy/282394.htm

Research Area(s)

·Lipid metabolism in plant

·Genetic engineering of oil crops


 


 





Dongwei Guo/郭东伟

Northwest A&F University

http://nxy.nwsuaf.edu.cn/szdw/fjsfyjy/282450.htm

Research Area(s)

·Crop breeding

·Cell engineering

·Starch synthesis in plant


 

Jun Hu/胡骏

Wuhan University

http://www.bio.whu.edu.cn/index.php/View/2329

Research Interest(s)

· Studies on functional genomics, molecular genetics and genetic engineering of rice


 

Kai Wang/王凯

Fujian A&F University

http://net.fafu.edu.cn/hist/13/f0/c6013a136176/page.htm

Research Interest(s)

· Plant epigenetics;

· Plant centromere structure and evolution;

· Plant molecular cytogenetics. 


 

Jisen Zhang/张积森

Fujian A&F University

http://net.fafu.edu.cn/hist/13/f4/c6013a136180/page.htm

Research Interest(s)

· Genome evolution of sugarcane genus, genomic basis of excellent resources, and research on molecular assisted breeding technology.

· The genomics and molecular mechanisms of sugar metabolism, biomass formation, C4 photosynthetic pathway and drought resistance of sugarcane.


 

Shuang Wu/吴双

Fujian A&F University

http://net.fafu.edu.cn/hist/15/4b/c6023a136523/page.htm

Research Interest(s)

· Molecular basis of plant stem cell division and differentiation

· Systematic biological study on the regulation of intercellular signal communication on plant development

· The cellular and molecular mechanism regulated by nutrient absorption in plant roots

· Rsearch on the metabolomics of horticultural crops and improvement of gene engineering


 

Tongda Xu/徐通达

Fujian A&F University

http://net.fafu.edu.cn/hist/1d/3a/c6023a204090/page.htm

Research Interest(s)

· Regulation mechanism of auxin on cell division pattern;

· Molecular mechanism of signal pathway coupling regulation between auxin cell membrane and nucleus;

· Agricultural application of plant auxin regulation.


 

Baomin Feng/冯保民

Fujian A&F University

http://net.fafu.edu.cn/hist/98/f1/c7549a170225/page.htm

Research Interest(s)

· Plant natural immune system;

· ARylation and molecular mechanism in plant-pathogen interactions




 


Bangladesh



M. Nurul Islam

Dhaka University

http://www.du.ac.bd/faculty/faculty_details/BOT/1573

Research Interest(s)

· Molecular Characterization of ToLCV resistant local tomato lines

· Development of genetic transformation compatible regenration protocol for local chili variety in Bangladesh


 


Zabed Hossain

Dhaka University

http://www.du.ac.bd/faculty/faculty_details/BOT/1574

Research Area(s)

· Interactions of plants with environment

· Plants’ response to abiotic stress (salinity, drought, arsenic)

· Plant microbe interactions (legume-rhizobia-abiotic stress)

· Eco-physiology of plants

· Adaptation mechanisms of plant


 


Abdul Karim

Dhaka University

http://www.du.ac.bd/faculty/faculty_details/BOT/1576

Research Interest(s)

· Improvement of water pollution by indigenous bacteria


 

Zeba I. Seraj

Dhaka University

http://www.du.ac.bd/faculty/faculty_details/BCH/1520

Research Interest(s)

· Physiology and Molecular Biology of salt tolerance, with emphasis on rice (glycophyte) as well as halophytes (salt-loving); transporters involved in excretion of salt outside leaf, DNA-marker-assisted high throughput selection to aid breeding and genetic transformation for producing salt tolerant high yielding rice. Use of rice as a delivery system for vaccines and other proteins.


 

Sabrina M. Elias

Independent University, Bangladesh 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sabrina_Elias

Research Interest(s)

· Finding the mechanism of salt tolerance of rice landrace Horkuch through Next Generation Sequencing technology

· Contained trials of helicase rice lines at BRRI


 


Kazi Shakhawath Hossain

Jagannath University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kazi_Hossain12

Research Interest(s)

· Silver nanoparticle production potentiality of molds

· DNA barcoding of the selected fungi

· DNA sequence based species Identification


 


Jamilur Rahman

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

http://sau.edu.bd/index.php/department/link_page/GEPB/351

Research Interest(s)

His researches mainly focus on Crop improvement associated with yield, quality and biotic & abiotic stress-adaptation of plants. Molecular biology, Genomics and conventional Plant Breeding & Tissue Culture approaches are used to address the research questions and to test the research hypotheses.


 

 

ABM Md. Khademul Islam

Dhaka University

http://www.du.ac.bd/faculty/faculty_details/GET/1620

Research Interest(s)




 

 

 

 

 

Canada


 

Phyllis Shand

University of Saskatchewan

https://agbio.usask.ca/faculty-and-staff/people-pages/phyllis-shand.php

Research Area(s)

· Quality and processsing of meat and meat products

· Protein functionality and gelation

· Utilization of pulses in meat processing

Research Interest(s)

· Rheological properties of meat protein gels

· Protein functionality in muscle foods (pork, beef, poultry)

· Postmortem tenderization strategies, with emphasis on mature beef

· Value-added processing of meats

· Quality and processing of PSE pork and poultry

· Efficacy of pulses and barley in meat systems

· Effects of transportation on poultry meat quality


 

 

Yongfeng Ai

University of Saskatchewan

https://agbio.usask.ca/faculty-and-staff/people-pages/yongfeng-ai.php

Research Area(s)

· Carbohydrate quality and utilization

· Dietary fiber

· Crop quality and processing

Research Interest(s)

The primary goal of our research program is to promote value-added utilization of carbohydrates in foods, feed and bioproducts. Specific research areas include:

· Relationships between structure, functional properties and enzymatic hydrolysis of starch

· Chemical, physical and enzymatic modifications of starch and other carbohydrates

· Development of resistant starch and other dietary fibers for food applications

· Development of value-added products from pulses and cereal grains


 

 

Takuji Tanaka

University of Saskatchewan

https://agbio.usask.ca/faculty-and-staff/people-pages/takuji-tanaka.php

Research Area(s)

· Enzyme structure-function relationship studies

· Enzyme utilization in food and bioproduct processing


 

Hong Wang

University of Saskatchewan

https://medicine.usask.ca/profiles/biochemistry/hong-wang.php

Research Area(s)

· Cell cycle control and plant development

· DNA repair

· Protein ubiquitylation

· Female gametophyte development



Karen Tanino

University of Saskatchewan

https://agbio.usask.ca/faculty-and-staff/people-pages/karen-tanino.php

Research Area(s)

· Plant abiotic stress physiology

· Eco-physiology

· Interactions of plants with the environment

Research Interest(s)

· Her specialization is plant abiotic stress physiology, eco-physiology and the interactions of plants with the environment. Her research interests include the influence of temperature and water on vegetative bud dormancy and cold hardiness in woody plants; acclimation and cold stress responses on a single cell level using FTIR-synchrotron technology; salt and drought stress resistance in potato; Northern vigour (latitudinal) responses in horticulture crops; eco-physiology of plant adaptation to environmental stress.


 

Balakrishnan Prithiviraj

Dalhousie University

https://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/plant-food-env/faculty-staff/our-faculty/balakrishnan-prithiviraj.html

Research Interest(s)

· Marine Bioproducts to Improve Plant, Animal and Human Health

· Plant Biostimulants – Discovery and Molecular Mode of Action

· Molecular Plant Root-Microbe Interaction

· Plant Disease Mangement






USA



Julia Chekanova

University of Missouri at Kansas City

http://turboweed.org/Site/Welcome___Home.html

Research Interest(s)

· Research efforts in the laboratory are directed towards developing a deeper understanding of various cellular RNA transactions, primarily using two model systems - bakers yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana.




 

 

 



Japan


 

Ryuji Ishikawa

Hirosaki University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ryuji_Ishikawa

Research Interest(s)

· Plant Genetics and Breeding;

· Functional genomics of rice genes




 

Katsunori Hatakeyama

Iwate University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Katsunori_Hatakeyama2

Research Interest(s)

· Plant Genetics and Breeding;

· Molecular genetics and breeding studies on agronomic traits in crops


 

Weiguo Cheng

Yamagata University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Weiguo_Cheng

Research Interest(s)

· Plant Nutrition and Soil Science;

· Studies on carbon and nitrogen dynamics in plant-soil ecosystems with global change


 

Masao Miyazaki

Iwate University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Masao_Miyazaki

Research Interest(s)

· Biochemistry;

· Research on olfactory systems controlling innate behavior in mammals





Takako Aboshi

Yamagata University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Takako_Aboshi

Research Interest(s)

· Bioorganic chemistry;

· Researches on chemical substances regulating the interaction between plants and insects







Matsuo Uemura

Iwate University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matsuo_Uemura

Research Interest(s)

· Plant Physiology;

· Physiological and molecular biological studies on cold adaptation in plants





Abidur Rahman,

Iwate University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abidur_Rahman

Research Interest(s)

· Plant Molecular Physiology;

· Molecular regulation of plant hormones during growth and development



  

Arifa Ahamed Rahman

Iwate University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arifa_Ahamed_Rahman

Research Interest(s)

· Plant Physiology;

· Role of Aquaporins during cold acclimation and freezing tolerance



Akira Oikawa

Yamagata University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Akira_Iwase

Research Interest(s)

· Metabolic Biochemistry;

· Physiological and Biochemical studies of metabolism


 

 

Chunhong Yuan

Iwate University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chunhong_Yuan

Research Interest(s)

· Fisheries food Science;

· Theoretical and applied studies on seafood processing and storage ofr high qualit