HYUN-HEE PARK | Fashion Marketing | Best Researcher Award

Dr. HYUN-HEE PARK | Fashion Marketing | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Hyun-Hee Park is a distinguished researcher with a Ph.D. in Marketing from Pukyong National University, focusing on fashion visual merchandising. She also holds a Ph.D. in Home Economics with a specialization in Fashion Marketing from Kyungpook National University. Currently a Senior Researcher at Kyungpook National University’s Center for Beautiful Aging, Dr. Park has also served as a BK Research Professor and invited lecturer. Her industry experience includes leadership roles at Lemon & Company and Inno Circle Company. Additionally, she has been a fashion reporter at the Fashion Design Research Center.

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Educational Background 📚

Dr. Hyun-Hee Park earned her Ph.D. in Marketing from Pukyong National University, where she conducted a structural study on the brand attitude effect model of fashion visual merchandising. She also holds a Ph.D. in Home Economics from Kyungpook National University, focusing on the impact of sensibility elements in internet fashion shopping malls on purchase intentions. Additionally, Dr. Park has a Master’s in Home Economics and a Bachelor’s in Clothing and Textiles from Kyungpook National University and Yeungnam University, respectively.

Academic Employment 🏫

Currently a Senior Researcher at Kyungpook National University’s Center for Beautiful Aging, Dr. Park has also served as a BK Research Professor and an invited lecturer at various institutions. She completed her postdoctoral research in Textiles and Consumer Sciences at Florida State University.

Industry Experience 🛍️

Dr. Park’s industry roles include Chief Manager at Lemon & Company and Inno Circle Company. She has also worked as a fashion reporter at the Fashion Design Research Center.

Research Focus

Dr. Hyun-Hee Park specializes in fashion marketing, consumer behavior, and visual merchandising. Her research explores topics such as the psychological mechanisms behind brand attitudes, the impact of social exclusion on luxury goods purchase intentions, and the influence of visual merchandising on consumer behavior. Additionally, she investigates the effects of scarcity messages on impulse buying and the role of corporate social responsibility in consumer purchasing decisions. Dr. Park’s work often integrates cross-cultural perspectives, enhancing the understanding of global consumer behavior in the fashion industry.

Publication Top Notes

  • 🧥📈 Scarce fashion products consumption in the C2C second-hand trading platform – Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2023, DOI: 10.1111/fcsr.12471
  • 👚📊 패션 버티컬 플랫폼 개인화 추천시스템의 사용자 경험에 관한 연구 – Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, 2023-08-31, DOI: 10.5850/JKSCT.2023.47.4.711
  • 🎥📉 Change in brand attitude depending on fashion film type: the psychological mechanisms by engagement and consumer fantasy proneness – Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 2022-06-06, DOI: 10.1108/APJML-12-2020-0904
  • 💼📈 Impact of Social Exclusion Type and Presence of Others on On-going Purchase Intention When Purchasing Fashion Luxury Goods -Moderating Effect of Self-efficacy- – Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, 2020, DOI: 10.5850/JKSCT.2020.44.5.878
  • 🎮💡 Perceived CSR initiatives and intention to purchase game items: The motivational mechanism of self-esteem and compassion – Internet Research, 2019, DOI: 10.1108/INTR-11-2017-0469
  • 🌐📈 The impact of mixed eWOM sequence on brand attitude change: cross-cultural differences – International Marketing Review, 2018, DOI: 10.1108/IMR-06-2016-0118
  • 📊📈 The quality analysis on the satisfaction and performance of hisInformation (Japan), 2017, Cited by: N/A.
  • 👕🧪 An integration model for innovative products in Korea and China: Bio-based smart clothing – International Journal of Product Development, 2016, DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2016.076933
  • 🛍️👗 How does visual merchandising in fashion retail stores affect consumers’ brand attitude and purchase intention? – International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 2015, DOI: 10.1080/09593969.2014.918048
  • ⚠️💸 The differential effectiveness of scarcity message type on impulse buying: A cross-cultural study – Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science: Bridging Asia and the World, 2015, DOI: 10.1080/21639159.2015.1012811,

José Carlos Imparato | Pediatric Dentistry | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. José Carlos Imparato | Pediatric Dentistry | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. José Carlos Imparato, Faculdade São Leopoldo Mandic, Brazil

Prof. Dr. José Carlos Imparato is a distinguished expert in pediatric dentistry. He earned his Doctorate in Dental Sciences from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 1999, focusing on the organization and functionality of the Human Teeth Bank with an emphasis on primary teeth. His research, guided by Antonio Carlos Guedes-Pinto, was supported by CNPq. He completed his Master’s in Dental Sciences from USP in 1996, investigating microleakage in restorative techniques for primary molars. Prof. Imparato also holds a specialization in Pediatric Dentistry and expertise in Radiology. His work significantly contributes to pediatric dental health and education. 🦷👶

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Academic Background 🎓

Prof. Dr. José Carlos Imparato is a distinguished expert in pediatric dentistry with a robust academic background from the University of São Paulo (USP).

Research Focus

Prof. Dr. José Carlos Imparato’s research focuses primarily on pediatric dentistry, emphasizing the treatment and prevention of dental issues in children. His work spans several key areas, including the organization and functionality of tooth banks, restorative techniques for primary teeth, and the use of innovative materials like silver diammine fluoride and glass ionomer cement. He has also explored diagnostic methods for caries detection and the impact of early tooth loss on children’s quality of life. His studies contribute significantly to advancing dental health in children and improving clinical practices in pediatric dentistry. 🦷👶🧪

Publication Top Notes

  • Odontopediatria (2010) – Cited by: 471 🦷📚
  • Odontopediatria: na primeira infância (2009) – Cited by: 352 🦷📖
  • Effect of silver diammine fluoride on incipient caries lesions in erupting permanent first molars: a pilot study (2009) – Cited by: 155 🦷🔬
  • Biologic restoration of primary anterior teeth (2000) – Cited by: 141 🦷🔄
  • Performance of a pen-type laser fluorescence device and conventional methods in detecting approximal caries lesions in primary teeth–in vivo study (2009) – Cited by: 137 🦷💡
  • Sealing versus partial caries removal in primary molars: a randomized clinical trial (2014) – Cited by: 126 🦷🔄
  • Effects of drying time and the presence of plaque on the in vitro performance of laser fluorescence in occlusal caries of primary teeth (2004) – Cited by: 126 🦷🦠
  • Clinical performance of two visual scoring systems in detecting and assessing activity status of occlusal caries in primary teeth (2010) – Cited by: 118 🦷👁️
  • Clinical use of photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy for the treatment of deep carious lesions (2011) – Cited by: 96 🦷

Krystyna Nowak-Fabrykowski | Education Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Krystyna Nowak-Fabrykowski | Education Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Krystyna Nowak-Fabrykowski, Central Michigan University, United States

Prof. Krystyna Nowak-Fabrykowski is a distinguished academic specializing in education and linguistic applied to teaching. She holds a Ph.D. from Warsaw University, Poland, and has completed post-doctoral research at Laval University, Canada. With extensive teaching experience, she is currently a Professor at Central Michigan University, focusing on Teacher and Special Education. Prof. Nowak-Fabrykowski has received numerous awards, including the VIP Alumni Award from the University of Lodz and multiple Faculty Research and Creative Endeavour Premier Displays. Her research interests span educational reform and the role of symbols in schooling. 📚🎓🌍

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Education

She earned her Ph.D. from Warsaw University, Poland, focusing on “The Role of Symbols in the Process of Schooling Children.” She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Laval University, Canada. Prof. Nowak-Fabrykowski also holds a Master of Education from the University of Lodz and a diploma from Sorbonne University in Phonetics and Linguistics Applied to Teaching French. 🎓📜

Professional Experience

Currently a Professor at Central Michigan University, she has served at Coastal Carolina University, John Carroll University, and Mount Union College, among others. Her roles have included Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, and she has held various lecturing positions internationally. 🌍👩‍🏫

Awards

Prof. Nowak-Fabrykowski has received numerous accolades, including the VIP Alumni Award from the University of Lodz and several Faculty Research and Creative Endeavour Premier Displays at Central Michigan University. She has also been awarded grants for professional development and curriculum content. 🏆💼

 

Research Focus

Prof. Krystyna Nowak-Fabrykowski’s research primarily focuses on early childhood education and cultural comparative studies. Her work, such as the article “A Comparative Analysis of Early Years’ Programme Culture in the US and Poland,” highlights her commitment to advancing humanistic principles in education. This study emphasizes the importance of love, freedom, care, and consideration for others within early years’ programs. Her research seeks to explore and improve educational practices by comparing different cultural approaches, aiming to enhance the overall quality and humanity of early childhood education. 🌍👶📚

 

Publication Top Notes

A comparative analysis of early years’ programme culture in the US and Poland – advancing humanism by placing love, freedom, care and consideration for others first

Mevlüt Karataş | Pulmonary | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Mevlüt Karataş | Pulmonary | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Mevlüt Karataş, SBU Ataturk Sanatorium Education and Training Hospital, Turkey

Dr. Mevlüt Karataş is an Associate Professor specializing in pulmonary diseases. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine (1994-2001), and completed his specialization at Istanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital. Dr. Karataş conducted research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with Prof. Dr. Richard Light in 2007. He served as a Specialist Physician at several hospitals, including Ahi Evren Chest Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Kanuni Training and Research Hospital, and Atatürk Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital. He became an Associate Professor at the University of Health Sciences in 2021. 📚🏥

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Education 🎓

Dr. Mevlüt Karataş earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine (1994-2001). He specialized in medicine at Istanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital (2003-2009), with a thesis on tuberculosis. In 2007, he was a Research Fellow at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, working with Prof. Dr. Richard Light on pleural diseases.

Professional Background 🏥

Dr. Karataş has served as a Specialist Physician at Ahi Evren Chest Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital (2009-2011), Kanuni Training and Research Hospital (2011-2014), and Atatürk Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital (2017-2024).

Certificate 📜

Dr. Karataş received the ILO International Pneumoconiosis Radiographs Classification Training Certificate in 2018, enhancing his expertise in evaluating pneumoconiosis cases.

 

Research Focus

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mevlüt Karataş’s research primarily focuses on pulmonary and respiratory health, particularly in the context of occupational and environmental exposures. His work includes studying allergenic pollen in Trabzon, assessing oxidative stress markers in workers, and evaluating the impact of obstructive sleep apnea on ocular health. He has also investigated the effectiveness of chest CT in COVID-19 triage and explored the progression of silicosis among ceramic workers. His research spans antibiotic resistance in respiratory pathogens and endobronchial management of airway obstructions, reflecting a broad interest in respiratory diseases and their management. 🌿🫁🦠

 

Publication Top Notes

  • “Trabzon İli Atmosferindeki Alerjenik Polenlerin Volumetrik Yöntemle Belirlenmesi”Iğdır Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi, 2022. DOI: 10.21597/jist.1082302 🌿
  • “Dynamic thiol disulfide homeostasis in painters as indices of oxidative stress”International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 2022. DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2020.1827227 🔬
  • “In COVID-19 Suspicion Without Severe Manifestations, Chest CT Sensitivity is not Sufficient for Triage: A Single-centre Experience”Journal of Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, 2021. DOI: 10.4274/atfm.galenos.2021.93723 🦠
  • “Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome on the Eye”Hamidiye Medical Journal, 2021. DOI: 10.4274/hamidiyemedj.galenos.2020.35220 👁️
  • “ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AND INTEGRON GENE CASSETTES IN ACINETOBACTER BAUMANNII ISOLATES PRODUCED IN LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT SAMPLES TAKEN FROM THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT”Kırıkkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Dergisi, 2020. DOI: 10.24938/kutfd.789547 🦠
  • “Dynamic thiol/disulphide homeostasis as indicator of oxidative stress in automotive workers”Biomarkers, 2020. DOI: 10.1080/1354750X.2020.1734862 🚗
  • “Endobronchial management of malignant central airway obstruction: the first 6-year single center experience”The European Research Journal, 2019. DOI: 10.18621/eurj.556443 🌬️
  • “Predictive risk factors for development of silicosis in Turkish ceramic workers”Tuberkuloz ve Toraks, 2019. DOI: 10.5578/tt.67990 ⚠️
  • “Radiological progression and lung function decrements among silica-exposed ceramic workers: a longitudinal study”Inhalation Toxicology, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/08958378.2019.1613459 🏭

Jung Ho Je | Bioimaging | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Jung Ho Je | Bioimaging | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Jung Ho Je, Pohang University of Science & Technology, South Korea

Prof. Jung Ho Je is an Emeritus Professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea. He holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Yonsei University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He has held significant roles, including CEO of Nanoblesse since 2022 and visiting scientist positions at RIKEN Spring-8 Center, Japan, and Argonne National Laboratory, USA. Prof. Je has been honored as the Nam-go Chair Professor and recognized by KOFSTS for his contributions to Korean technologies. He directed the National Creative Research Initiative for X-ray Imaging Center (2006-2015). 📚🔬

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Education

Prof. Jung Ho Je earned his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Yonsei University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. 📚🎓

Honors and Awards

Prof. Je has received numerous accolades, including the Nam-go Chair Professor Award, Su-Dang Award, and the POSTECHIAN Award. His research group was featured by Soft Matter World, and he was recognized among the top 10 Korean Technologies by KOFSTS in 2006. 🏆🌟

Teaching

At POSTECH, Prof. Je taught courses such as X-ray Imaging and Thin Film Processes. He has led over 50 government and industrial projects, including the European Consortium (IETA 3) and the National Creative Research Initiative for X-ray Imaging Center. 🧑‍🏫🔬

Research Focus

Prof. Jung Ho Je’s research primarily focuses on materials science, particularly in the areas of thin films, X-ray imaging, and nanotechnology. His notable works include studies on the preferred orientation of TiN thin films, hard X-ray microscopy, and the capillary force in coffee-ring effects. He has also contributed significantly to the fields of stretchable electronics and advanced imaging techniques using synchrotron radiation. His interdisciplinary research integrates physics, engineering, and biomedical applications, making significant impacts on both theoretical and practical aspects of material science and nanotechnology. 🌟🧑‍🔬💡

Publication Top Notes

  • Effects of strain energy on the preferred orientation of TiN thin films – 481 citations, 1993 📈
  • Hard-x-ray microscopy with Fresnel zone plates reaches 40nm Rayleigh resolution – 264 citations, 2008 🧬
  • Capillary force repels coffee-ring effect – 247 citations, 2010 ☕
  • Stretchable electronics: materials, architectures and integrations – 244 citations, 2012 📱
  • Patterning droplets with durotaxis – 236 citations, 2013 💧
  • Building on bubbles in metal electrodeposition – 218 citations, 2002 🫧
  • Visualization of asymmetric wetting ridges on soft solids with X-ray microscopy – 198 citations, 2014 🔬
  • How does an air film evolve into a bubble during drop impact? – 161 citations, 2012 💦
  • Enhanced x-ray irradiation-induced cancer cell damage by gold nanoparticles treated by a new synthesis method of polyethylene glycol modification – 161 citations, 2008 🧪
  • A stretchable nanowire UV–vis–NIR photodetector with high performance – 152 citations, 2015 📡

Demokrat Nuha | Organic Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Demokrat Nuha | Organic Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Demokrat Nuha, University for Business and Technology, Albania

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Demokrat Nuha, a Kosovar national born on August 17, 1995, is currently a Professor of Chemistry at the University for Business and Technology in Pristina, Kosovo, since March 2022. He obtained his Doctor of Science in Chemistry from Eskişehir Technical University in 2023, following an MSC in Organic Chemistry from Anadolu University. Dr. Nuha’s research spans the synthesis and biological evaluation of novel compounds with applications in antimicrobial, anticancer, and anti-Alzheimer’s treatments. His extensive academic journey includes significant contributions to pharmaceutical chemistry and molecular modeling, reflected in numerous publications and conference presentations. 🧪📚

 

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Work Experience

Dr. Arben Haziri has accumulated diverse experience in the field of chemistry, spanning both academia and pharmaceutical research. His journey began at Gentipharm Pharmaceuticals in Kosovo, where he contributed as an organic chemist, specializing in synthesizing various medications and herbal products. This foundational experience prepared him for more extensive roles, including his tenure at Anadolu University in Turkey, where he excelled as a research scientist. At Anadolu University, he focused on synthesizing novel compounds with potential biological activities such as antibiotics and anti-cancer agents. Currently, as a Professor at the University for Business and Technology in Kosovo, Dr. Haziri continues to inspire and educate students in the faculties of Pharmacy and Food Sciences with his expertise and passion for chemistry. 🧪

 

Education

Dr. Arben Haziri’s academic journey in chemistry reflects his dedication and scholarly achievements. He began at the University of Prishtina, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry-Engineering, laying the foundation for his future pursuits. He continued his education at Anadolu University in Turkey, completing a Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry, focusing on advanced chemical synthesis. Driven by a quest for deeper knowledge, he pursued a Doctor of Science in Chemistry at Eskişehir Technical University, culminating in significant contributions to his field. Fluent in Albanian, his native language, Dr. Haziri embodies a commitment to academic excellence and scientific innovation. 🎓

 

Research Focus

Dr. Asaf Evren’s research focuses primarily on medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, with a specialization in designing novel compounds targeting various therapeutic areas. His work spans the synthesis and biological evaluation of diverse chemical derivatives, including thiazoles, oxadiazoles, and phthalazines, aimed at combating diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer, microbial infections, and neurological disorders. Utilizing computational methods such as molecular docking and DFT calculations, he explores the molecular interactions and potential applications of these compounds. Dr. Evren’s contributions underscore his commitment to advancing pharmaceutical science through innovative approaches and rigorous scientific inquiry. 🧪💊

 

Publication Top Notes

  • Synthesis of novel thiazolyl hydrazone derivatives as potent dual monoamine oxidase-aromatase inhibitors
    • Cited by: 32
    • Year: 2022 🧪
  • New Oxadiazole/Triazole Derivatives with Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Properties
    • Cited by: 20
    • Year: 2023 🦠
  • Design, synthesis, and antimicrobial activity of novel coumarin derivatives: An in-silico and in-vitro study
    • Cited by: 15
    • Year: 2023 💊
  • Design and synthesis of novel 2, 4, 5-thiazole derivatives as 6-APA mimics and antimicrobial activity evaluation
    • Cited by: 13
    • Year: 2021 🌐
  • Design and synthesis of new 4-methylthiazole derivatives: In vitro and in silico studies of antimicrobial activity
    • Cited by: 12
    • Year: 2021 🧬
  • Synthesis, density functional theory calculation, molecular docking studies, and evaluation of novel 5‐nitrothiophene derivatives for anticancer activity
    • Cited by: 11
    • Year: 2022 🎯
  • Focusing on the moderately active compound (MAC) in the design and development of strategies to optimize the apoptotic effect by molecular mechanics techniques
    • Cited by: 8
    • Year: 2022 💡
  • Novel oxadiazole-thiadiazole derivatives: synthesis, biological evaluation, and in silico studies
    • Cited by: 6
    • Year: 2023 🌿
  • Design and Synthesis of Innovative Oxadiazole Derivatives for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Cited by: 1
    • Year: 2024 🧠

Hoyong Chung | Polymer Science | Best Researcher Award

prof.  Hoyong Chung | Polymer Science | Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, United States

Hoyong Chung is an accomplished researcher and educator in the field of polymer science and chemistry, focusing on sustainable materials and bioorthogonal chemistry. Currently serving as an Associate Professor at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, he has made significant contributions to the development of biomass-based polymers and their applications in various industries.

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Education 📚

Hoyong Chung pursued his academic journey with a strong foundation:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014. Advisor: Newell R. Washburn.
  • M.S. in Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2011.
  • B.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, South Korea, 2006.

Experience 💼

Prof. Chung’s professional experience includes:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL (2021-present).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL (2014-2021).
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, with Advisor Robert H. Grubbs.

Research Interests 🔬

His research interests revolve around:

  • Biomass-based polymers
  • Sustainable materials
  • Bioorthogonal chemistry
  • Controlled CO2 capture and conversion

Publications Top Notes 📖

Here are some notable publications by Hoyong Chung:

Ghorai, S.; Chung, H. “Ionic Lignin Polymers for Controlled CO2 Capture, Release, and Conversion into High-Value Chemicals”* – Advanced Materials, 2024. DOI: 10.1002/adma.202406610

Nam, C.; Chung, H.; Ridgway, J. “New Filaments from Used Disposable Face Masks as an Alternative 3D Printing Filament in the 3D Printing Industry”Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 2024. Just Accepted

Saha, B.; Jae Hun Lee, Inchan Kwan, Chung, H. “Site-Specific Conjugation of Bottlebrush Polymer to Therapeutic Protein via Bioorthogonal Chemistry”** – Biomacromolecules, 2024. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.4c00359

Kim, S.; Chung, H. “Fully Biomass-based Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis and StructureProperty Relationships Study of Lignin-graft-castor oil”* – Polymer Chemistry, 2023. DOI: 10.1039/D3PY00749A

Saha, B.; Chung, H. “Uncharged sulfoxide-containing homopolymers with programmable thermoresponsive behaviours”* – Macromolecules, 2023. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.3c01048

PHILLIP OPIO | Earth and Planetary Sciences | Best Researcher Award

PHILLIP OPIO | Earth and Planetary Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr PHILLIP OPIO, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

Dr. Akiiki Kazooba holds a PhD in Space Physics from Mbarara University of Science and Technology, with a pending book submission. He earned his Master’s degree in Physics (Space Physics) from Makerere University and a Bachelor’s in Science with Education (Physics and Mathematics) from Kyambogo University. Currently serving as a Lecturer and Head of Department for Physical Sciences at Mountains of the Moon University (MMU), Dr. Kazooba oversees academic guidance, research programs, and departmental budgeting. His responsibilities include teaching, supervising staff, and coordinating research efforts for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 🌌

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Education

Dr. Michaela Cellina, currently pursuing a PhD in Space Physics at Mbarara University of Science and Technology since 2021, has a robust academic background. She completed her Master of Science in Physics, specializing in space physics, at Makerere University in 2014, following her Bachelor of Science with Education in Physics and Mathematics from Kyambogo University in 2009. Dr. Cellina also holds a Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from Makerere University, obtained in October 2009. Her research interests span cosmic phenomena and the application of physics in space exploration 🌌.

Research Interest

My primary research interest lies in ionospheric studies of low-latitude regions, focusing on understanding dynamic interactions and phenomena within the ionosphere. Specifically, I investigate the impact of solar variability, geomagnetic storms, and the equatorial electrojet on ionospheric dynamics and electron density profiles. Additionally, I aim to explore coupling mechanisms between the neutral atmosphere and ionosphere, and the effects of anthropogenic activities on ionospheric variability. Through my research 🛰️, I aim to deepen our understanding of ionospheric dynamics in low-latitude regions, contributing to improved space weather forecasting, satellite communications, and navigation systems.

Presentations

Dr. PHILLIP OPIO presented significant research findings on ionospheric heights in East Africa at various academic forums. At the 6th annual PhD symposium at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in June 2022, the validation of a 350 km effective ionospheric height for Equatorial and low latitude regions was discussed. This was followed by a presentation on ionospheric observations using ionosondes at Muni University’s Space Weather and Upper Atmospheric data analysis training workshop in Arua, Uganda, in September 2023. Additionally, a new method for determining ionospheric shell height using GNSS receivers was presented at Mountains of the Moon University’s 2nd International Research Conference in an effort to 🌍 advance knowledge in atmospheric science and space weather monitoring.

Research focus

Based on the research publication titled “Characterization of the effective height of the ionosphere using GPS data over East Africa, a low latitude region” by Opio, P., Andima, G., and Jurua, E., published in Advances in Space Research (2023), the primary research focus revolves around ionospheric studies, particularly in the African sector. Their work emphasizes the latitudinal variation of the ionosphere using GPS Total Electron Content (TEC) data. This research contributes to understanding how ionospheric heights vary in low latitude regions like East Africa, crucial for satellite communications, GPS accuracy, and space weather monitoring. 🌍🛰️

Publication top notes

Characterization of the effective height of the ionosphere using GPS data over East Africa, a low latitude region

Latitudinal variation of the ionosphere in the African sector using GPS TEC data

 

 

Papius Dias | Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Papius Dias | Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Senior Scientist, National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda

Dr. Papius Dias Tibihika is a renowned Ugandan scientist specializing in molecular genetics, biodiversity, and aquaculture. With a PhD in natural resources and a focus on fisheries and aquaculture sciences, he has significantly contributed to the understanding and conservation of Nile tilapia and other aquatic species in East Africa. Dr. Tibihika currently serves as the Senior Researcher and Head of the Aquaculture Research and Development Centre at the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) in Uganda.

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Education 🎓

2024: Certificate in the Training of Trainers (ToT) for Youth Agribusiness Development, Korea Agribusiness Innovation Centre, Kampala, Uganda

2023: Certificate in Genomic Landscape of Southern Africa Biodiversity, University of South Africa (UNISA)

2022: Certificate in Statistical Data Analysis using R Programming Language, Kampala, Uganda

2021: Certificate in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, BecA-ILRI Nairobi, Kenya

2021: Certificate in Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments (GO→SPIN), UNESCO, Kampala, Uganda

2016-2019: PhD in Natural Resources – Molecular Genetics and Biodiversity in Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria

2009-2011: MSc. Aquaculture and Fisheries, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands (WUR)

2004-2007: BSc Fisheries and Aquaculture, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

2002-2003: Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE), Mbarara Modern High School

Experience 💼

2024 to date: Senior Researcher/Head of Aquaculture Research and Development Centre, NaFIRRI, Uganda

Research Interests 🔬

Dr. Tibihika’s research interests focus on the genetic structure, biodiversity, and conservation of aquatic species, particularly Nile tilapia. He is also interested in the application of molecular biology and bioinformatics in understanding the ecological dynamics and translocation of aquatic species in East Africa.

Publications  Top Notes📚

Unlocking Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus, Linn. 1758) selective breeding programs in Uganda through geographical genetic structure mapping. Aquaculture, Fish and Fisheries, 2024. Link

Exploring the morphological dynamics of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus Linn. 1758) in Victoria Nile as depicted from geometric morphometrics. BMC Zoology, 2023. Link

Understanding the translocation dynamics of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and its ecological consequences in East Africa. African Zoology, 2022. Link

Improved protection of biodiversity, in relation to conservation of native species of tilapias in the EAC region. Annual narrative report, European Commission, 2023. Link

Introgressive hybridization levels of Tilapiines species in Lake Victoria basin, Kenya inferred from microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA genotyping based on next-generation sequencing. Conservation Genetics, 2022. Link

 

 

 

Milad Mollaali | Epigeneics | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Milad Mollaali | Epigeneics | Best Researcher Award

Milad Mollaali, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran

Milad Mollaali is a dedicated researcher specializing in genetic epidemiology and molecular biology, focusing on cancer genetics and autoimmune diseases. His work spans several high-impact journals, contributing significantly to the understanding of genetic markers in disease susceptibility.

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Education 📚

Milad Mollaali holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology , where he specialized in genetic epidemiology and molecular genetics.

Experience 💼

Milad Mollaali has extensive experience in genetic research, particularly in cancer genetics and autoimmune diseases. He has contributed to numerous studies exploring gene expressions and polymorphisms related to various cancers, enhancing the understanding of disease mechanisms.

Awards 🏆

Milad Mollaali has been recognized for his contributions to genetic epidemiology and cancer research, receiving awards for excellence in scientific research and publication.

Research focus

Milad Mollaali’s research primarily focuses on genetic aspects of various cancers prevalent in Iran, particularly oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and gastric cancer. He investigates gene expressions such as JAK2, STAT3, CTLA4, DRD1, NF-κB, TRAF1, and TRAF2, along with genetic polymorphisms like rs774034163. His studies contribute significantly to understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer development and progression in Iranian populations. 🧬 His work aims to elucidate biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets, offering insights into personalized medicine approaches for cancer management in the region.

Publications Top Notes📄

Association of HLA‐DQ4/5 genotype polymorphisms with celiac disease in a group of children in Southwest Iran: A case‐control study

Reporting an Iranian Female Patient Suffering from Colorectal Cancer with a Missense Mutation in Exon 2 of MEN1 Gene: An Unusual Case

Evaluation of DRD1 Gene Expression Pattern and rs774034163 Genetic Polymorphism in Patients with Gastric Cancer: A Case-Control Study in Iran

Investigation of the NF-κB, TRAF1, and TRAF2 Relative Gene Expressions in a Population of Iranian Patients with Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case-Control Study

Assessing the Relationship of C-FOS Gene Expression and rs997415225 Polymorphism with Gastric Cancer in the Iranian Population of Isfahan Province

Studying the Association of Gene Expressions and Gene Polymorphisms of MAPK14 rs28763973) and HTR2B rs550352538) with Gastric Cancer in Isfahan Province