Prominent Participants

Plenary Speakers

Ferid Murad (President)
(Nobel Laureate)

The Stanford VA Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Charles N. Serhan

Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury, Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Dimitris Roukos

Professor of Surgery and Precision Cancer Genome Medicine Founding Director Centre for BioSystems and Genome Network Medicine Ioannina University, School of Medicine Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), Athens, Greece

Nabil G. Seidah

Laboratory of Biochemical Neuroendocrinology, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (affiliated with the University of Montreal), 110 Pine Ave West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Shuji Ogino

Dept. of Pathology, Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 221 Longwood Ave. EBRC Room 404A, Boston, MA 02115 USA


D.K. Lahiri

Department of Psychiatry and of Medical & Molecular Genetics, IADC, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA


Food Biotechnology (Track)

Linda Duffy

Special Volunteer Research Assignment NCCIH/NIH/DHHS Gaithersburg MD,

Plant and Environment (Track)

FeiBo WU

Institute of Crop Science, Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture & Biotechnology, Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058,
P.R. China

Dafang Fu

School of Civil Eng., Southeast University (SEU) SEU-Monash Joint Research Centre for Future Cities Water Env. and Eco-Restoration Research Centre of Jiangsu Province,

Manzoor A Shah

Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190 006, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Susmita Shukla

Associate Professor, Centre for Plant and Environmental Biotechnology Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University,Sector-125, Noida, Gautam Budha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, 201313 India

Senakpon Kokoye

Quantitative Risk Modeler, Bank OZK, Little Rock, AR, USA

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Track)

Kexuan Tang

Professor of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Director, Plant Biotechnology Research Center Director, Fudan-SJTU-Nottingham Plant Biotechnology R&D Center School of Agriculture and Biology Shanghai Jiao Tong University 800 Dongchuan Road Shanghai 200240
P.R. China

Thomas J. Webster

Department Chair and Art W. Zafiropoulo Professor of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University,
Boston, MA

Macarena Perán Quesada

Department of Health Sciences University of Jaén Andalucia,

Kathleen Laura Hefferon

Department of Cell and Systems Biology University of Toronto Toronto ON M5S 3B2

Laura Westra

University of Windsor Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Law Windsor,

Junfeng Liang

Stevens Institute of Technology 1 Castle Point Terrace Hoboken, NJ 07030

Paul J. Davis

Professor of Medicine, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY USA