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Editorial Board

Elisabetta Tosti

Editor-in-Chief
Elisabetta Tosti
Animal Physiology and Evolution Laboratory
Stazione Zoologica “Anton Dohrn”
Villa Comunale, Naples
Italy
Tel: 39 081 5833288
Fax: 39 081 7641355

Biography :

Elisabetta Tosti is senior scientist at the laboratory of Animal Physiology and Evolution of the marine biology institute “Stazione Zoologica”, Naples, Italy. She is contract Professor in the University of Naples. She is founder of the Italian Society of Embryology Reproduction and Research “ SIERR” . She served as a reviewer of 15 different peer-reviewed journals in the area of Cell Biology and Reproduction . She served as a reviewer for the “National Science Foundation” for grant assignment. She is member of the editorial board of the International Journal “ Marine Drugs” and Guest Editor of a special issue. She is member of the editorial board of the International Journal “ Journal of Cell Biology and Genetics”. She has been tutor of 7 degree thesis, 3 PhD thesis, and 5 post-doc fellowships. Invited speaker at numerous international conferences and seminars. She has organized conferences and Master Courses. She has published 55 reviewed papers, is author of 9 invited reviews, 6 book chapters, one book and is Editor of an E- book.

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Research Interest :

Her generalist expertise is in the field of Reproduction and Early Developmental Stages of marine animals and mammals. Her specialist expertise is on physiology of gametes maturation, activation and fertilization with specific emphasis on the electrical events occurring at the plasma membrane. Recently she has started to investigate the impact of marine pollution, xenobiotics and marine natural products on the reproductive processes and development of marine animals.

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George Perry

Editor-in-Chief
George Perry
Dean and Professor of Biology
College of Sciences
University of Texas at San Antonio
USA

Biography :

George Perry is dean of the College of Sciences and professor of biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Perry is recognized in the field of Alzheimers disease research particularly for his work on oxidative stress. Perry received his bachelor of arts degree in zoology with high honorsfrom University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduation, he headed to Scripps Institution of Oceanography and obtained his Ph.D. in marine biology in 1979. He then received a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. In 1982, Perry joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University until he moved to UTSA in 2006. He is distinguished as one of the top Alzheimers disease researchers with over 900 publications, one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in neuroscience and behavior and one of the top 25 scientists in free radical research. Perry has been cited over 40,000 times (H=101) and is recognized as an ISI Highly Cited researcher. Perry is editor for numerous journals and is editor-in-chief for the Journal of Alzheimers Disease. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Microscopy Society of America,Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Society of Chemistry, Society of Biology and the Linnean Society and past-president of the American Association of Neuropathologists.He has been elected member ofthe Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, Mexican Academy of Sciences and Academy of Sciences Lisbon; Iberoamerican Molecular Biology Organization, Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and won the Distinguished Professional Mentor Award from the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Senior Investigator Award from the International College of Geriatric psychoneuropharmacology,Senior Fulbright Fellow and the National Honor Plaque of Panama for exceptional contributions to Neuroscience. Perry is on Board of the National Organization of Portuguese Americans and serves as Director of Education and Research.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Research is primarily focused on the mechanism of formation and physiological consequences of the cytopathology of Alzheimer disease. He has played a key role in elucidating oxidative damage as the initial cytopathological abnormality in Alzheimer disease. He is currently working to determine the sequence of events leading to neuronal oxidative damage and the source of the increased oxygen radicals. His current studies focus on two issues: (i) the metabolic basis for the mitochondrial damage restricted to vulnerable neurons; and (ii) the consequences of RNA oxidation on protein synthesis rate and fidelity.

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Bodil Bluhm

Executive Editor
Bodil Bluhm
Associate Professor
Institute of Marine Science
University of Alaska Fairbanks
USA

Biography :

Bodil Bluhm has complted her M.S in the year of 1997 in the University of Kiel (Zoology) and completed her Ph.D. in the year of 2000 and in the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Marine Biology)

 Biography
Research Interest :

My research focuses on coupling processes between the benthic, pelagic and sea ice realms in the Arctic through carbon flux and trophic interactions. Deep Sea Biology

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Ming Li

Ming Li
Professor
University of Maryland
Center for Environmental Science
Horn Point Laboratory Maryland
USA
Tel: 410-221-8420
Fax: 410-221-8490

Biography :

Ming Li is a Professor at Horn Point Laboratory, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. He obtained his B. Eng. degree from Hohai University, China and Ph.D degree from University of Oxford, United Kingdom. After working at the University of Victoria and Institute of Ocean Sciences in Canada, he moved to the University of Maryland in 2001. His research spans several areas of oceanography: coastal and estuarine circulations, biological-physical interactions, air-sea interaction and turbulent mixing. A central theme of his current interdisciplinary research is the impact of climate change/variability on estuaries and coastal oceans. He has authored 50 peer-reviewed publications and received 15 research grants. He has served on panels at NSF, NOAA and EPA, and has been a reviewer for several oceanographic journals. He has organized a number of sessions and workshops at national and international conferences. He is a member of American Geophysical Union, Oceanography Society and American Meteorological Society.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Estuarine and coastal dynamics, air-sea interaction, numerical ocean modelling, turbulent mixing processes, biological-physical interactions, and marine pollution.

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William Randy Brooks

William Randy Brooks
Professor
Marine Biology
Florida Atlantic University
USA
Tel: 561-297-3888

Biography :

W. Randy Brooks is a Professor of Marine Biology at Florida Atlantic University. He earned his master and PhD degrees from the Florida State University. He also served as a Visiting Researcher at Duke University Marine Laboratory, North Carolina. He has reviewed journal articles for the following publications: Acta Oecologica, Animal Behavior, Behaviour, Biological Bulletin, Helgoland Marine Research, Invertebrate Biology, J. Marine Biological Association, U.K., Caribbean Journal of Science, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Marine Biology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine and Freshwater Behavior & Physiology, Marine and Freshwater Research, Symbiosis. He has reviewed grant proposals for both NSF and NOAA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Behavioral/physiological ecology of marine organisms,  
Coral reef conditions  
Behavioral interactions among echinoderms and symbiotic crabs; 
Predator/prey interactions

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Robyn Hannigan

Robyn Hannigan
Professor
Department of Environmental, Earth & Ocean Sciences
University of Massachusetts 
USA
Tel: 02125-3393
Fax: 1-617-287-4857

Biography :


Robyn E. Hannigan’s career in analytical geochemistry began at the College of New Jersey where she earned her B.S. in Biology in 1988. She completed her master’s in and doctoral degrees in Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Rochester focusing on high temperature trace element chemistry. During her post-doctoral fellowships at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and at Old Dominion University she leveraged her expertise in high temperature chemistry into collaborative research projects with biologists and oceanographers. Hannigan’s research has developed unique analytical techniques and technologies to evaluate the relation between biogenic mineral chemistry and the chemistry of the water and sediment in which these organisms live.  In 2007, she received the American Chemical Society Medal for encouraging disadvantaged students into careers in the chemical sciences. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Geological Society of America and an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow. Her research and student mentoring have been highlighted by SACNAS, AAAS, and the NSF. She is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Marine and Estuarine Geochemistry, Biomineralogy, Saline lake geochemistry

 

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Mary E Rumpho-Kennedy

Mary E Rumpho-Kennedy
Professor
University of Maine
USA
Tel: 207-581-2806
Fax: 207-581-2801

Biography :

Mary E. Rumpho-Kennedy, Professor of Biochemistry, at University of Maine.As a plant physiologist/biochemist, Mary’s research focuses on the unusual association between algal (Vaucheria litorea) chloroplasts and a marine mollusc (Elysia chlorotica), resulting in photosynthetic sea slugs. Her lab is conducting research to characterize the symbiont plastids and demonstrate horizontal gene transfer between the algal nucleus and the sea slug.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Solar powered sea slug, Marine Science, Biochemistry

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Maria Natividade Ribeiro Vieira

Maria Natividade Ribeiro Vieira
Professor
Aggregation in the Faculty of Sciences
University of Porto
Portugal

Biography :

Natividade Vieira is an Associate Professor at Biology at Faculty of Sciences of Oporto in Portugal. She earned her Ph.D. at University of Porto (UP), Portugal. She conducted research at Department of Biology in the Faculty of Sciences and the laboratory of Soil / Water Interactions at the Marine and Environmental Research Center. (CIIMAR) of Oporto University, Portugal. She has authored of several research articles, several of them together with undergraduate student's co-authors. She has teaching experience of more than 30 years being the director of the MSc course on (UP in Biology and Management of Water Quality Biological has guided several thesis doctoral and master's degree in Aquatic Ecology scope. It reviewer and several scientific journal.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Evaluation of chemical and biological state of the water through the analysis of biological indicators and the environmental biomarkers. Contaminants factors that influence the distribution, reproduction and diversity of aquatic species

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George Schroeder

George Schroeder
International Scientific Advisory Board
Magellan Bioscience
Tampa Florida
USA
Tel: 321-474-0980

Biography :

George Schroeder is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in addition to having earned a M.S. in Healthcare Management from the University of Texas School of Graduate Management ,affiliated with the South Western Medical School, Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the Beta Gama Sigma International Honor Society 2008. Currently he serves as Executive Director of Medical Affairs for the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University Of Central Florida College Of Medicine, in Orlando, Florida. He has published and lectured on Marine Toxins and Aquatic Hazards. He is President & CEO of Global Renaissance Enterprises Corp. He was appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida to the State Pharmaceutical & Therapeutics Committee in September 2009.He was also appointed member of the Board of Directors of the International Scientific Advisory Board of Magellan Bioscience in Tampa, Florida USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Marine Toxins & Aquatic Hazards

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Anthony D Wright

Anthony D Wright
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy
University of Hawaii at Hilo
USA
Tel: 1-808-933-2866
Fax: 1-808-933-2981

Biography :

Anthony D. Wright is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. He has co-authored 170 peer reviewed original research articles, 8 review articles, and 4 book chapters. He has been a teacher for his whole career which spans over 30 years, and includes experience in the classroom and laboratory alike, in five different countries and on three continents. He is a Fellow and the Royal Chemical Society and a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Pharmaconosy. He serves as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in all areas relating to Natural Products Research with an emphasis on marine and microbial products, and NMR method development and application. He received a number of awards including an ETH (Zurich, Switzerland) PhD., scholarship and the American Society of Pharmacy Young Investigator Awardee

 Biography
Research Interest :

cultivation of macro- and micro-organisms, Detailed NMR investigations of their natural product components through to biological testing, and all of the physical and biological science in between, in particular the search for biologically active and chemically unusual/novel natural products and everything this implies.

His research group discovered the first compounds from the marine environment to have selective antimalarial activity and were also the first to isolate endophytic fungi from marine algae.

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Richard A Snyder

Richard A Snyder 
Professor
Environmental Diagnostics and
Bioremediation
University of West Florida
USA
Tel: 904-474-2806
Fax: 904-474-3130

Biography :

Richard A. Snyder has received his PhD in Zoology at the University of Maryland in 1989. Currently, he is a Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation at the University of West Florida. has authored 26 research articles and book chapters, and 13 technical reports. He is a member of the American Society for the Advancement of Science, The Estuarine Research Federation, the Society of Protozoologists, and the American Society for Microbiology.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Microbial ecology, water quality, pollution, and plant community ecology.

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Xiaohua (Douglas) Zhang

Xiaohua (Douglas) Zhang
Associate Director
Biometrics Research
Merck Research Laboratories
USA
Tel: 215-6520522
Fax: 215-9931835

Biography :

Xiaohua Douglas Zhang is the Associate Director in Department of Biometrics Research, Merck Research Laboratories, West Point, Pennsylvania, USA. He earned his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He has published 38 Reviewed papers, and he was author of a single-authored book and 2 book chapters. He served as Executive Member in Biopharmaceutical Section of American Statistical Association. He was one of the members in American Statistical Association, International Society for Computational Biology, International Society for Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Drug Safety Executive Council, International Association of Engineers, and Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He served as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals (including Nature, Nature Methods, Bioinformatics, BMC bioinformatics, BMC genomics, Journal of American Statistical Association, Annals of Human Genetics et al) in the area of high-throughput screening and data analysis, bioinformatics and statistics. He organized 11 conferences. He received many awards like Merck Award for Exceptional Accomplishments, Merck Award for Excellence, Charlie Sampson Poster Award.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Data analysis in high-throughput Screening; Data analysis in genome-scale RNAi research; Data analysis in high-throughput RT-qPCR; Data analysis in expression profiling.

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Huan Zhang

Huan Zhang
Department of Marine Science
University of Connecticut
USA
Tel: 860-405-9237
Fax: 860-405-9153

Biography :

Dr. Huan Zhang has received his PhD in Tokyo University of Fishery. University during the period of 1989-1995. Currently, he is working as Research Assistant Professor in University of Connecticut He has authored 53 research articles/books.

 Biography
Research Interest :

My research is focused on molecular biology/functional genomics of marine organisms including fish, copepods, dinoflagellates and other marine phytoplankton (microalgae). Current research can be summarized as: Molecular genetics/genomics of dinoflagellates, Molecular markers to study dispersal and population dynamics of harmful algae, Zooplankton diet diversity in the natural environment, Saxitoxin tolerance and sodium channel mutation in copepod Acartia hudsonica.

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Henry J Bokuniewicz

Henry J Bokuniewicz
Marine Sciences Research Center
State University of New York
USA
Tel: 631-632-8674
Fax: 631-632-8820

Biography :

Dr. Bokuniewicz is a Distinguished-Service Professor of Oceanography at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences of Stony Brook University. He holds his doctorate in Geophysics from Yale University (1976). He has over 30 years research experience in the dynamics of coastal processes, currently engaged in studies of infragravity waves. He is an internationally recognized expert also on the dispersion of contaminants and dredging. He is author or co-author of over 100 refereed articles and many other articles and reports.

 Biography
Research Interest :

My research is concerned primarily with the behavior of coastal sedimentary systems and coastal groundwater hydrology. My students and I are working with the dynamics of coastal processes, exploring, now, the role of infragravity waves and edge waves in modulating coastal conditions especially the occurrence of rip currents. We are involved with monitoring programs for ocean beaches to investigate shoreline changes, beach dynamics and responses to storms. Other research is being done on wakes of large ships moving across shallow harbors. Field work also is undertaken to quantify the seepage of groundwater across the sea floor especially around oceanic islands as well as to investigate the global impact of coastal groundwater seepage.

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Schaufler LE

Schaufler LE
Auke Bay Laboratories
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
National Marine Fisheries Service
Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute
USA

Biography :

Dr. Lawrence E. Schaufler is currently a Research Chemist with the U.S. Department of Commerce within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as part of the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, located at the Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute in Juneau, Alaska. Dr. Schaufler earned dual B.S. degrees from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA in Biology and Chemistry, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in the areas of protein biochemistry and molecular biology. His research with NOAA over the past 8 years has focused on the bioenergetic characterization of various species and their trophic relationships, as well as the use of fatty acid signatures in stock identification, prey elucidation, and related topics. Dr. Schaufler served as the chairman for the local American Chemical Society (ACS) section in 2007-8, and is a key organizer in various outreach events such as the Intel Southeast Alaska Regional Science Fair. He has also served as president and director for nonprofit organizations in the Juneau community, and is a founding member of the Southeast Alaska RiteCare Program, helping children address speech and language disorders, at no cost to the parents.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Lipid class and fatty acid characterization of marine mammals, fish, and zooplankton, Proximate and bomb calorimetric analyses and bioenergetic studies, Ocean acidification and related ecological impacts Zinc finger specificity and protein-DNA binding complexes.

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Wen Long

Wen Long
Integrated Coastal Ocean Modeling
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
USA
Tel: 206-528-3056

Biography :

Wen Long grew up in Wangcheng District, suburb of Changsha City, Hunan Province, China. Northern Hunan is China’s heartland for farming and Wen, at his youth, was essentially growing rice year after year with his parents, during which he developed interests in studying the nature. In 1993, Wen was selected to go to Tianjin University for college majoring mechanics, where he also took electrical engineering as a minor, which helped him understand how computers work. Prof. Jianhua Tao introduced Wen Long into the field of hydrodynamics in 1995. Since then Wen has been working on applications of computational fluid mechanics with a focus on hydrodynamics. In 2000, Wen was admitted to The University of Delaware Center for Applied Coastal Research to study coastal and ocean engineering with a dissertation on wave and sediment transport under the supervision of Dr. James T. Kirby. During the 6 years at UD, Wen Long produced a suite of widely used water wave and sediment transport models, which are open source and bundled in CoastalSpace available on Source Forge.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nearshore Wave Current Modeling; Coastal/Estuarine/River Water Quality Modeling Biogeochemical Cycles; Sediment Transport Modeling, Computational Hydrodynamics Environmental Fluid Mechanics.

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Gregory Beck

Gregory Beck
Department of Biology
University of Massachusetts
100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston
USA
Tel: 617-287-6619
 

Biography :

Dr. Becks career in ecological immunology began at the University of the State University of New York where he earned his B.S. in Biology in 1982. He completed his doctoral degrees in 1994 at the State University of New York - Stony Brook focusing on Cellular and Molecular Pathology. The focus of Becks research is to investigate the evolution of the immune system. His laboratory is applying contemporary techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology to an important emerging field in biomedicine: the evolution of the immune system. His investigations build upon the discoveries that key immunoregulatory mechanisms that function in the mammalian immune response appear to be present in phylogenetically distinct marine invertebrate species. His long-term goals are to unravel the defense reactions employed by invertebrates. He has been the Principal Organizer/Chairperson of 2 international research conferences on the evolution of the immune system. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

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Research Interest :

His current research projects include (1) The isolation and characterization of antimicrobial peptides and lysozyme in the body fluids and mucus secretions of Ctenophores (Leidy’s Comb Jellyfish; Mnemiopsis leidyi) and Cnidaria (Moon Jellyfish, Aurelia aurita); (2) The isolation and characterization Toll-like receptors in Mnemiopsis leidyi and Aurelia aurita; (3) Uncovering the basic features of the cellular immune responses of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum.

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Yawei Luo

Yawei Luo
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
USA
Tel: 508-289-1818

Biography :

Yawei Luo is currently a postdoctoral investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He obtained his B.S. degree in Ocean University of China in 2000 and M.S. degree in Peking University, China in 2003. After that, he went to U.S. and earned a Ph.D. degree from Brown University-MBL graduate program in 2009.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Yawei Luo is interested in using data synthesis, numerical modeling and data assimilation to study marine ecosystem and biogeochemistry and the impact of climate change, specifically in nitrogen fixation, heterotrophic bacteria, dissolved organic matter, ocean acidification and phytoplankton-nutrient interaction.

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Donald S McCorquodale

Donald S McCorquodale
Florida Spectrum Environmental Services
Nova University Oceanographic Center
USA

Biography :

Donald S. McCorquodale is a Microbiologist and he achieved his Ph.D. degree from Nova University Oceanographic Center, 1987. Dr. McCorquodale founded Spectrum Laboratories, Inc. in 1973 and has developed a broad-based analytical laboratory to handle a variety of analytical and consulting problems. He now serves as president and microbiologist with combined management and technical duties. He is also consultant to various drainage districts and the Life Science program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Marine microbiology, marine pollution and toxicology, and analytical techniques and methods.

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Hao Yu

Hao Yu
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
University of Maryland
Center for Environmental Science Solomons
USA
Tel: 540-250-3599

Biography :

Dr. Hao Yu is an Assistant Research Scientist at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Maryland, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in Fisheries at Virginia Tech in 2010. His research focuses on temporal and spatial fish population dynamics in aquatic ecosystems. He is a member of American Fisheries Society, International Association for Great Lakes Research, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Fish population dynamics, Sampling design for field survey, Application of GIS and spatial statistics in ecology.

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James KA Benhin
Environmental Economics and Environmental Management
Plymouth Business School
University of Plymouth
UK
Tel: 44-0-1752-585613
Fax: 44-0-1752-585714

Biography :

Lecturer, Economics & Regional Development Group, School of Management, Plymouth Business School / Marine Institute, University of Plymouth, since October 2007; Visiting Fellow, Environment Department, University of York, January - September 2007; Research Fellow, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA), 2002-2006: Lecturer in the economics of natural resources management, CEEPA; 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006: Research Associate, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK; 2002: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of York, 2000 – 2002: Research Associate, University of York, UK; 19997 – 2000: Senior Research Assistant, Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana; 1991 – 1993: Research Assistant, Faculty of Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Marine resource economics; Economics of renewable energies; Economics of climate change agriculture, and adaptation; Economic of sustainability; Macroeconomic policies, trade and deforestation; Economics of conservation and biodiversity; Foreign direct investment (FDI); Aid and development.

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Markus Frederich

Markus Frederich
Associate Professor
Department of Marine Sciences
University of New England
UK

Biography :

Markus Frederich is an Associate Professor in Marine Sciences at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He obtained his Masters degree from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and his PhD from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, University of Bremen, Germany. Before joining the faculty at the University of New England in 2003 he was a research fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He conducted research at the Station Biologique de Roscoff in France, at the Instituto de la Patagonia, Universidad de Magallanes in Punta Arenas, Chile, and at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove, Maine. He has authored 11 research articles, several of them together with undergraduate students as co-authors He is serving as a review editor for the Journal Frontiers in Aquatic Physiology and reviewed manuscripts for many leading journals such as the Journal of Experimental Biology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Biological Bulletin, and others. He also reviewed grant proposals for NSF and NOAA and served on an NSF review panel. He is a member of the American Physiological Society and the Mount Desert Island Corporation.

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Research Interest :

His research interest is invertebrate stress physiology. In his research he applies methods of physiology and molecular biology to elucidate cellular mechanisms that limit tolerance of temperature, salinity or hypoxia stress. Temperature thresholds and adaptation in marine invertebrates, regulation of energy metabolism under stress.

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M James C Crabbe

M James C Crabbe
Professor
University of Bedfordshire
Park Square, Luton
UK
Tel: 44 01582 489265
Fax: 44 01582 489212

Biography :

M. James C. Crabbe is a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Bedfordshire.I am also a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University (where I have been a Fellow since 1979), and Visiting Professor at the University of Reading, and at Beijing Normal University and at the International Business Faculty of BNU in Zhuhai in China. Before becoming Dean, I was Head of the School of Animal and Microbial Sciences and Professor of Protein Biochemistry at the University of Reading. In 2008 I won the Great Contributors to China Creative Industries Award, presented at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, and in 2006 won the 6th Aviva/Earthwatch International Award for Climate Change Research. My research has resulted in over 150 research publications in refereed journals, 51 books, book chapters and articles in books, 14 items of commercial software, and numerous invitations (four in 2010) as Plenary or Keynote speaker at international conferences. In the last year, I have published over ten papers, including those in the highly rated journals PNAS and PLOS One. I am a member of the Peer Review College and Panel member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Scientific Advisor to the Earthwatch Institute, Patron of Coral Cay Conservation, Member of Arts Interlink, Fellow of the Council, and Trustee of the Guild of Benevolence, of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology, Vice-Chair of Governors of Central Bedfordshire Further Education College Corporation, and Chairman of Trustee Directors of the Charity for Access Ability and Communications Technology (AACT). I have served on the Peer Review College of the EPSRC, the College of Experts of the MRC, and the Pool of Experts of the BBSRC. I am a SCUBA dive instructor level 1, and have produced several classical recordings, one of which won an award, and have worked in BBC TV and Radio, and on the Science and Art programme of the Wellcome Trust.

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Research Interest :

Coral reefs and climate change, Capacity building, Reef growth and ecology.

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Ulrich Kutschera

Ulrich Kutschera
Professor
University of Kassel
Germany
Tel: 40-561-804-4467
Fax: 49-561-804-400

Biography :

Ulrich Kutschera is a Full Professor and head of the Department of Plant Physiology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kassel, Germany, and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, California, USA. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Currently, he is working in Germany and the United States. He has published eight textbooks on Plant Physiology and Evolutionary Biology (in German), and is the author of ca. 190 scientific publications, inclusive of contributions in Nature and Science ,and the description of several new leech species. He is listed in Who is Who in the World, Wikipedia and other sources. Kutschera is Editorial Board Member and Associated Editor of the following journals: Theory in Biosciences; Evolution, Education and Outreach; Plant, Signaling & Behavior; Journal of Applied Botany; Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology and Lauterbornia. In addition, he served as Vice President of the German Association of Biologists (VBiO) and is the chairman of the Section of Evolutionary Biology in the VBiO.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Plant development; Symbiotic bacteria; Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of annelids; History and philosophy of biology.

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V�tor Vasconcelos

Vítor Vasconcelos
Professor
University of Porto
Portugal
Tel: 351-223401814
Fax: 351-223390608

Biography :

Vítor Vasconcelos is Professor at the Department of Biology the Faculty of Sciences , Porto University and the head of the Laboratory of Ecotoxicology, Genomics and Evolution (LEGE) at the Marine and Environmental Research Center (CIIMAR) of Porto University, Portugal. He earned his Ph.D. at University of Porto (UP), Portugal. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of CIIMAR and responsible for the Science out-reach program. He has published 95 Reviewed papers and he was author of 5 book chapters. He has been teaching experience of more than 25 years being the director of the MSc course on Toxicology and Environmental Contamination (UP). He is one of the members in Task Force - Marine and Freshwaters Toxins – of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists- AOAC International. He is also the National Contact (Portugal) of CYANONET- Global Network for the Hazard Management of Cyanobacterial Blooms and Toxins in Water Resources, of the International Hydrology Programme da UNESCO He served as a reviewer of more than 120 peer-reviewed journals in the area of environmental toxicology and eutrophication. He organized 18 international conferences and gave 50 invited talks.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Eutrophication and its consequences. Marine ecotoxicology. Natural toxins, production, diversity and effects.

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Giacomo Zaccone

Giacomo Zaccone
Professor
Department of Animal Biology
Marine Ecology
Messina University

Italy

Biography :

Giacomo Zaccone is Full Professor, field BIO/06 Comparative Anatomy and Cytology, Dept. of Animal Biology and Marine Ecology, University of Messina Author of 200 papers mainly published in international authoritative journals. These papers also comprise many invited chapters appeared in both journals and books. Membership International Prize for Biology (Nominator) Member of the most important international scientific society. He served as a reviewer 27 international journals in the area of cell biology. Book Series Editor Fish Neurobiology and Immunology.

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Research Interest :

Sympathetic and parasympathetic innervation of the gill in fishes, Nervous regulation of cardiovascular system in primitive and teleost fishes.

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Pierangelo Luporini

Pierangelo Luporini
Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Camerino
Italy

Biography :

Pierangelo Luporini is full professor of zoology the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Camerino, Italy. He earned his Ph.D. at the University Pisa, Italy. He has published more than 100 reviewed papers, and was author of numerous reviews and book chapters. He has been teaching experience of more than 30 years in systematics and evolution of invertebrates and in protozoology. He served as secretary of the Italian Society of Zoology and as president of the Italian Society of Protozoology. He served as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in the area of cell biology and protistology. He organized European conferences and workshops on protistology and ciliate biology.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biodiversity and biology of eukaryotic microorganisms; Adaptive biology and evolution of Antarctic microfauna.

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Bahram Sayyaf Dezfuli

Bahram Sayyaf Dezfuli
Assistant Professor
Department of Life Sciences & Biotecnology
University of Ferrara
Italy

Biography :

Education and permanent position:
Degree in Biological Sciences, Institute of Zoology, University of Ferrara, 1988
Ph.D. Department of Biology, University of Ferrara, 1994
Since 1995 has permanent position as assistant professor (researcher) in Zoology

Visiting positions:
2000. Department of Invertebrate Zoology, University of Gydnia, Poland (one week)
2001. Department of Zoology, University of Wien (one week)
2002. Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling (one month)
2003. Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling (two weeks)
2004. Department of Embryology, University of Wien (one week)
2004. School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska Lincoln (one week)
2005. Medical Univ. of Wien, Centre of Anatomy and Cell Biology (one week)
2006. Medical Univ. of Wien, Centre of Anatomy and Cell Biology (10 days)

Teaching and Professional experience and activity:
Teaching Assistant in Zoology, 1988-1992 (Institute of Zoology, University of Ferrara, Biology)
Outstanding Graduate Research Proposal 1992-1993 (Department of Biology, University of Ferrara)
Teaching Assistant in Parasitology, 1993-1995 (Department of Biology, University of Ferrara)

Teaching in Symbiosis and Animal Associations since 2000, teaching in Parasitological techniques in Aquatic Organisms since 2001, teaching in interactions between animal species: parasitism since 2003, teaching in Fauna Conservation since 2003, teaching in Animal Biology since 2006.

Since 1995 he was supervisor of 18 undergraduate thesis in Biological Sciences and Natural Sciences and 2 PhD thesis,  currently, 3 new students started their undergraduate thesis in his laboratory.

 Biography
Research Interest :

My work is aimed at understanding some aspects of Acanthocephala biology. I started my research on this group in 1986 and have been examining acanthocephalan parasites of brackish and freshwater fishes. To date our work has focused on the life cycle, morphology and histopathology of this group. We use laboratory and field experiments in our investigations and have conducted work in many streams and rivers of North Italy.

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Fernando Rubino

Fernando Rubino
Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC)
Italian National Research Council (CNR)
Italy

Biography :

Born 1962, Fernando Rubino is Full-time Researcher at the Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals in the field of Marine Biology and he is author of more than 90 scientific publications, mainly on international journals, 10 technical reports and editor of 2 books. He is a member of many scientific societies, including the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). Currently he is the Head of the Laboratory of Plankton Ecology at the section of Taranto of the IAMC and his main research activity is on the role of resting stages produced by planktonic species on plankton dynamics in marine coastal waters.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biodiversity, Marine Plankton Ecology, Plankton Resting Stages, Alien Species.

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Yonghong Liu

Yonghong Liu
Professor
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

Biography :

China Yonghong Liu obtained his BS and MS degrees from the Changchun College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jilin province China, and then he went to Korea and received a PhD degree from the Pusan National University, Busan, Korea under the guidance of Professor Jee H. Jung. He undertook postdoctoral research with Nobutoshi Murakami at Osaka University, Osaka, Japan and Pedro Abreu at the New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, before returning to China to take a position as a senior scientist in 2006 at the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is working as vice-director of Guangdong Key Laboratory of Marine Materia Medica.

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Lijun Hou

Lijun Hou
Professor
East China Normal University
China
Tel: +86-21-62233931
Fax: +86-21-62546441

Biography :
 Biography
Research Interest :

My research field mainly concerns about the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in estuarine and coastal ecosystems. Recently, my work is particularly focused on the nitrogen transformation processes (e.g. nitrification, denitrification, dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium, anaerobic ammnoum oxidation) and their interactions with microorganisms in marine environments.

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Andrew McMinn

Andrew McMinn
Antarctic Environment
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
University of Tasmania
Australia

Biography :

Andrew McMinn graduated from Sydney University with first class honours in 1978. He gained his PhD from Macquarie University (Sydney) in 1985. He was awarded a DSc from the University of Tasmania in 2006 and a Graduate Diploma of Language in Japanese in 2010. After working for ten years with the NSW Geological Survey in Sydney, working on Recent and Quaternary phytoplankton palaeoecology, he moved to Tasmania in 1991. Prof McMinn was one of the foundation staff members at the then recently established Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies (IASOS) at the University of Tasmania. In May 2002 he become Director of that institute. Prof McMinn has spent 14 field seasons in the Antarctic, three at the Australian station, Davis, three Marine Science voyages and eight seasons at the New Zealand station, Scott Base. He has also had four field seasons in the Arctic with the Norwegians and five on sea ice in northern Hokkaido.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Most of my research work over the last twenty years has been focused on sea ice ecology and environmental change. I have investigated the ecology, biochemistry, production and photo physiology of the sea ice microbial communities. In particular, I pioneered the in situ use of micro sensors in polar environments. My work has also included an examination of the effects of UV, work that was subsequently published in Nature.

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Cherie Ann Motti
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
Australia
Tel: 61-7-47534143
Fax: 61-7-47725852

Biography :

Cherie A. Motti is a Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia. She earned her Ph.D. in Natural Products Chemistry at Griffith University, Australia. Cherie’s research focuses on use of spectroscopic techniques including FTMS, LC-MS and LC-MS/UV-SPE-NMR to investigate the role of chemical signalling in the establishment of symbioses, in coral recruitment and in disease and stress response. She has co-authored 39 peer reviewed original research articles and 1 book chapter. She is a member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry, the Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance and the Principal Investigators Association. She has served as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in the areas of natural products (terrestrial, microbial and marine), NMR, MS and hyphenated method development, chemical ecology and metabolomics, as well as grant proposals for NSF (USA) and NRF (Sth. A).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Marine natural products chemistry (bioassay-guided isolation, structural elucidation using NMR and MS based technologies) Marine chemical ecology (chemical signalling) Metabolomics (disease and stress response).

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Juan Patino Martinez

Juan Patino Martinez
Donana Biological Station
Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)
Ethology and Biodiversity Conservation
Spain
Tel: +34-954232340

Biography :

I am a conservation biologist and ecologist with a particular interest in marine vertebrates. My research has largely focused on the effects of global change and environmental factors on sea turtles´ embryonic development and their hatching success. To achieve this, I have used a range of field and experimental techniques, which allowed me to address a number of fundamental questions and applied conservation and management problems. I have actively participated in all aspects and phases of important projects involved in the Atlantic Ocean sea turtle conservation in Colombia, Panama and Cape Verde. 2010 Ph.D. (Salamanca, Spain).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Ecology, Zoology, Climate Change, Marine Biology, Biodiversity & Conservation, Conservation Biology, Animal Behavior, Ethology

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Javier Alcantara-Carrio

Javier Alcantara-Carrio

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Physical, Chemical and Geological Oceanography
Oceanographic Institute.
University of Sao Paulo

Brazil
Tel. +55 11 3091-6613

 

Biography :

Prof/Dr. Javier Alcantara Carrio has received his Ph.D. in Marine Geology in the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (1999). He was lecturer at the Dept. of Marine Geosciences of the University of Vigo (1998-2002), lecturer at the Dept. of Civil Engineer of the University Alfonso X el Sabio (2002-2004), and associate professor in the Dept. of Basic Sciences and Oceanography of the Catholic University of Valencia (2004-2014). Currently, he is an associate professor of the Dept. of Physical, Chemical and Geological Oceanography of the Oceanographic Institute, University of Sao Paulo. He has supervised two Ph.D. theses and ten master theses. He has successfully completed his administrative responsibilities as Secretary of the School of Sciences of the Catholic University of Valencia (2004-2014) and as Coordinator of the Latin-American Network in Remote Sensing Applied to Coastal Hazards (2007-2010) promoted by the Latin-American Program of Science and Technology for the Development. He has participated in more than 50 research projects in Spain (Canary Islands, Galicia Rias, Cantabrian Sea and Western Mediterranean), Cuba, Colombia (San Andres Island, Caribbean and Pacific continental coast) and Brazil, among other regions. Based on his thesis research he received the Viera y Clavijo Foundation award (1999). He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Oceanography Open Access (OMIC) and Journal of Coastal Research (CSF) & expert reviewer for journals like GeoMarine Letters, Geomorphology, Journal of Marine Systems, Journal of Environment and Natural Resources Research, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Geologica Acta, Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assesment, Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management, etc. He has authored 70 research articles/books and he has been also editor of some special issues of SCI journals and books.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Coastal sedimentary processes Coastal Erosion Natural Hazards Geomophological evolution of the littoral and the continental shelf Climate variability in the Quaternary, Climate Change and Global Change

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Chaoshu Zeng

Chaoshu Zeng
School of Marine and Tropical Biology
James Cook University
Townsville
Australia
Tel: +61-7-4781-6237
Fax: +61-7-4781-4585

Biography :

Development of culture techniques for commercially important crustaceans (particularly larval and juvenile stages), Development of captive breeding techniques for marine ornamental fish Tropical copepod biology and culture techniques, Crustacean nutrition, digestive physiology and formulated feed development, Toxicology of nutrients to commercially important crustaceans Ecophysiology and behaviour of marine larvae and juveniles; biological rhythms, Aquaculture recirculating systems and effluent water treatment through advanced filtration techniques and Aquaponics.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aquaculture recirculating systems and effluent water treatment through advanced filtration techniques
Development of culture techniques for commercially important crustaceans (particularly larval and juvenile stages)
Development of captive breeding techniques for marine ornamental fish Tropical copepod biology and culture techniques
Crustacean nutrition, digestive physiology and formulated feed development Toxicology of nutrients to commercially important crustaceans
Ecophysiology and behaviour of marine larvae and juveniles; biological rhythms

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Ramasamy Harikrishnan

Ramasamy Harikrishnan
Department of Aquatic Biomedical Sciences
College of Ocean Sciences
Jeju National University
South Korea
Tel: +82-064-754-3473

Biography :
 Biography
Research Interest :

Nanomedicine: Nanopolymers encapsulated inactivated, DNA, and plasmid vaccines on fish immune system. Nanodrug release, zeta potential, FTIR,DSC,AFM,SEM,TEM,XRD,HPLC,GC-MS,LC-MS,NMR measurement.

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Motoki Takagi

Motoki Takagi
Biological Systems Control Team
Biomedicinal Information Research Center
Japan Biological Informatics Consortium
Japan
Tel: 81-3-3599-8305
Fax: 81-3-3599-8494

Biography :

Motoki Takagi is the Researcher in Biomedicinal Information Research Center (BIRC), Japan Biological Informatics Consortium (JBIC), Japan. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo, Tokyo. He has published 73 reviewed papers, and he was author of 5 book chapters. He was one of the members in Japanese Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry, The Society for Actinomycetes Japan. He served as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in the area of Natural Chemistry and Biosynthesis.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Natural Chemistry, Biosynthesis, Chemical Biology, Anti-Cancer drug, Research for the development of new drugs

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Swapan K Ghosh

Swapan K Ghosh
Molecular and Information Life Science Unit
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)
Japan
Tel: +81-48-467-9403
Fax: +81-48-467-4667

Biography :

Dr. Swapan K. Ghosh is a Foreign Postdoctoral Researcher (FPR) in the Supramolecular Science Laboratory at RIKEN, Wako, Japan. Before joining RIKEN, Dr. Ghosh was a research scientist at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). He earned his Ph.D. in Soft Condensed Matter Physics in 1997 from Hiroshima University. He received his M. Sc. in Physics (1992) from Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Dr. Ghosh received many awards including Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho), JSPS Post-doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers, and Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (BCSJ) award. Dr. Ghosh has published about 25 peer-reviewed papers, a book chapter and presented his works in more than 20 international conferences. Dr. Ghosh is a member of American Chemical Society, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan and the Physical Society of Japan. He has served as a reviewer of several journals including The Journal of Physical Chemistry.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Transport phenomena and surface forces in extreme environment, intelligent soft matter, organic-inorganic memory devices.

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Masahiro Sakai

Masahiro Sakai
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Applied Biosciences
University of Miyazaki
Japan

Biography :

Present professional position: Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Applied Biosciences, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki. Masahiro Sakai has done his Bachelors form Miyazaki University in 1981, In 1982 Exchange student, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University (Supervised by Dr. J.L. Fryer); In 1983 M.Sc. from Miyazaki University (Supervised by Dr. T. Aoki); in 1991 Ph.D. from Tokyo University (Supervised by Dr. H. Wakabayashi) And proffessional experience include,1985-1992 Research Associate, School of Fisheries Sciences, Kitasato University; 1992-1994  Assistant Professor, School of Fisheries Sciences, Kitasato University; 1993 Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute of Medical
Sciences, Fujita Health Science University (Supervised by Dr. Y. Kurosawa);  1994-1997 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Miyazaki University;  1995-1996   Visiting Scientist, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (Supervised by Dr. A.E. Ellis); 1997-2004  Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Miyazaki University;  1998-Visiting Professor, Institute of Applied Microbiology, harbin, China; 2004-present Professor, Faculty of Agriculture,  University of Miyazaki;   2004, 2005,2008, 2010   Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Applied Biosciences, Faculty of Agriculture,  University of Miyazaki.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Fish immunostimulants, Immunoregulation of hormone in fish, Fish cytokines, Fish diseases diagnosis and Shrimp diseases. Fish immunology, Fish immunostimulants, Fish cytokines, Shrimp immunology

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Jesus Simal-Gandara

Jesus Simal-Gandara
professor in nutrition and food science
University of Vigo
Spain

Biography :

Jesus Simal-Gandara is a full professor in nutrition and food science at the University of Vigo,

Spain (born 1966), acts both as the Agro-Food Research Centre’s coordinator and EJEAFChe’s editor in-chief
M.Sc. in Pharmacy – specializing in nutrition and food science in 1989; Ph.D. in nutrition and
food science at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1991.
 Biography
Research Interest :

Development of analytical methods for the optimization and control of plastic materials for food contact,

Determination of antibotrytics in grapes and wines,Evaluation of their persistence in soils (CAL01-047), Fate of
fungicides in vineyards: food and environmental contamination risks (AGL2003-02244)
Effect of antibotrytic residues and their metabolites on
vinification and the quality of wine 
 
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Jaana Bamford

Jaana Bamford
Professor
Department of Biological & Environmental Science
University of Jyvaskyla
Finland
Tel: 358-14-260 2272
Fax: 358-14-260 2221

Biography :

Jaana Bamford is a professor in molecular biology in the Department of Biological and Environmental Science at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Helsinki, Finland and currently, she is also the adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki. She has published about 65 reviewed papers and was an author of 17 book chapters. She has a teaching experience in genetics, microbiology, virology and microbial evolution more than 30 years. She is a member of American Society for Microbiology and serves as a vice head of the Research Council in Biological and Environmental Science in the Academy of Finland. She has served as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in the area of biochemistry, microbiology and virology. She organized three conferences.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Virus structures, Virus and bacterial ecology, Virus evolution, Virus-host interaction, Genomics, Marine and fresh water biology.

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Ali B Ishaque

Ali B Ishaque
Associate Professor
Department of Natural Sciences
University of Maryland
Eastern Shore
Maryland
Tel: 410-651-6050
Fax: 410-651-7739

Biography :

Dr. Ali Ishaque is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Princess Anne, MD since August 2005. He is also the coordinator of the Graduate Toxicology Program, Coordinator of UMES-Salisbury University (SU) Environmental Science Dual Degree Program and Group Leader for Environmental Science at UMES. Prior to UMES in August 2001, he was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium and Jackson State University (JSU), Jackson, MS.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Marine Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, Climate Change, Toxicology

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Ming Yi Sun

Ming Yi Sun
Department of Marine Sciences
The University of Georgia
Greece
Tel: 706-542-5709
Fax: 706-542-5888

Biography :

Ming-Yi Sun’s career in Marine Science began at the Ocean University of China where he earned his M.S. in Marine Chemistry in 1982. He completed his doctoral degrees in 1992 at the State University of New York - Stony Brook, focusing on Sediment Early Diagenesis and Organic Geochemistry. The focus of his research is to investigate the biogeochemical cycling of organic compounds in marine ecosystems. His laboratory is applying molecular techniques of lipid biomarkers and their compoundspecific isotope compositions to an important emerging field in environmental biogeochemistry. His investigations build upon the discoveries of degradation mechanisms and rates of specific compounds under various environmental conditions. His longterm goals are to unravel the impacts of global climatic and environmental changes on organic carbon cycling in marine systems. He has been the Principal Organizer/Chairperson of 3 international research conferences on the estuarine and coastal oceanography. He is currently Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biogeochemical cycling of organic matter in marine systems
Sediment diagenesis
Impact of global climate change on ecosystems
Applications of lipid biomarkers
Isotope geochemistry
Costal oceanography
Environmental pollution

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Elena Sarropoulou

Elena Sarropoulou
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Institute of Marine Biology & Genetics
Greece
Tel: 30 2810 337753
Fax: 30 2810 337820

Biography :

Elena Sarropoulou, young researcher in the Department of Genetic and Molecular Biotechnology at the Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics belonging to the Centre For Marine Research. She performed her dissertation at the Max-Planck- Institute Tuebingen and received her PhD from the Eberhards-Karls-Unverstitaet, Tuebingen, Germany. She has published peer-reviewed papers, and she was author of one book and one book chapter. She has been teaching experience of more than 5 years. She served as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in the area of molecular biology and Genomics. She organized 2 conferences and several workshops.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Functional Genomics approach for marine fish species studying the immune and stress response as well as development and sex determination. Gene expression studies of novel genes for Perciformes including their regulatory mechanisms, paralogues as well as splice forms in the light of Evolutionary Biology.

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Soultana Zervoudaki

Soultana Zervoudaki
Biological Oceanography
Institute of Oceanography
Hellenic Center for Marine Research
Greece
Tel: +302291076375
Fax: +30302291076347

Biography :

Dr. Soultana Zervoudaki is a Researcher at the Institute of Oceanography in Hellenic Centre for Marine Research -H.C.M.R. She assumed her duties in December 2006. Dr. Soultana Zervoudaki has participated in more than 30 funded research projects, 11 of which she coordinated the plankton group. She is member of CIESM Zooplankton Group, ICES Zooplankton ecology working Group, and REMPEC for ballast water management. She has collaborated with several laboratories: National Enviromental Research Institute (Denmark), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Institute of Oceanology (Russia), University of Lecce (Italy), University of Vigo (Spain), IFM-GEOMAR (Germany), METU (Turkey), Institut de Ciències del Mar (Spain).

 Biography
Research Interest :

mesozooplankton ecology,  taxonomy, horizontal and vertical distribution of mesozooplankton communities, seasonal and interannual variability of mesozooplankton in coastal and offshore areas and influence of environmental parameters (hydrology, food availability and pollution) to mesozooplankton. In addition, her research involve physiology of major groups of mesozooplankton Copepod egg production, faecal pellet production of copepods and tunicates, grazing of copepods and tunicates using different methods, effect of toxic phytoplankton on the grazing and production of copepods, estimation of carbon flow in the pelagic food web and vertical carbon flux resting eggs of zooplankton in the sediment and copepod response on ocean acidification.

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Alpina Begossi

Alpina Begossi
Researcher at UNICAMP & CNPq
Professor at  PPG UNISANTA
Executive Director of the Fisheries and Food Institute [FIFO],Brazil

Biography :

Alpina is an ecologist specialised in Fisheries and in Human Ecology, who is researcher at the Training programme and research of small scale fishers (CAPESCA) and Nucleous of Food Studies (NEPA) at UNICAMP, Professor at UNISANTA, and Research Director of Fisheries and Food Institute. With a PhD in ecology and a post doc in ecological economics, Alpina has been researching fisheries of the Atlantic Forest coast and of the Amazon in Brazil for more than 25 years. She studies fisheries on the research themes of ecological models (optimal foraging theory), ethnobiology, reef fisheries and food security. The majority of Alpina's work is carried out in Brazil where she is the principal investigator of the project Ecology and Ethnoecology of dusky groupers (Epinephelus marginatus), a widely distributed species in the Atlantic caught frequently in Brazilian artisanal fisheries where it is a highly prized fish. Currently she is involved in a collaborative project with the University of York, United Kingdom, on technology of small-scale fishers of Maranhão in north-eastern Brazil. In addition to being a member of the ecoSERVICES Scientific Steering Committee, Alpina recently contributed to the work of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper on Fishers’ knowledge and the ecosystem approach to fisheries - Applications, experiences and lessons in Latin America (2015). She was the President of the Society of Human Ecology in 2006-2007, and Executive Director of the Fisheries and Food Institute from 2006-2014.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Fisheries, Human Ecology, Management, Ethnobiology, Small-scale artisanal fisheries

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Abhijit Mitra

Abhijit Mitra 
Associate Professor 
Department of Marine Science
University of Calcutta
INDIA 

Biography :

Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Advisor of Oceanography Division, Techno India University and former Head, Dept. of Marine Science, University of Calcutta (INDIA) has been active in the sphere of Oceanography since 1985. He obtained his Ph.D as NET qualified scholar in 1994. Since then he joined Calcutta Port Trust and WWF (World Wide Fund), in various capacities to carry out research programmes on environmental science, biodiversity conservation, climate change and carbon sequestration. Presently Dr. Mitra is serving as the advisor of Oceanography Division of Techno India University, Kolkata. He has to his credit about 328 scientific publications in various National and International journals, and 28 books of postgraduate standards. Dr. Mitra is presently the member of several committees like PACON International, IUCN, SIOS, Mangrove Society of India etc. and has successfully completed about 16 projects on biodiversity loss in fishery sector, coastal pollution, alternative livelihood, climate change and carbon sequestration. Dr. Mitra also visited as faculty member and invited speakers in several foreign Universities of Singapore, Kenya, Oman and USA. In 2008 Dr. Mitra was invited as visiting fellow at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, USA to deliver a series of lecture on Climate Change. Dr. Mitra also successfully guided 21 Ph.D students. Presently his domain of expertise includes environmental science, mangrove ecology, sustainable aquaculture, alternative livelihood, climate change and carbon sequestration.

 Biography
Research Interest :
Marine & Estuarine Biodiversity
Aquaculture & Fisheries Management
Pollution Control with special reference to Bioremediation
Alternative livelihood schemes for coastal population
Climate change and carbon credit
Carbon mapping in mangrove ecosystem
 
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Cheng Siong Chin

Cheng Siong Chin
Marine Control Systems Design
School of Marine Science and Technology
Newcastle University
Singapore
Tel: 65-97940114

Biography :

Dr. Cheng Siong Chin received the Ph.D from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2008. He has a M.Sc. (Distinction) in Advanced Control from The University of Manchester in 2001 shortly after he received his B.Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Mechatronics Specialization). He was a Lecturer in Mechatronics Engineering at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore. He had also involved in a research funded project with British Gas Asia Pacific and NTU on design of a semi-autonomous marine vehicle for oil and gas companies in 2003. He currently holds three U.S. Patents. He is a CEng, EUR ING, MIET and SMIEEE.  He is authoring a book titled “Applied Control Engineering using MATLAB” by Bentham Science Publisher and is a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Mediterranean Journal of Measurement and Control. His expertise is in the areas of modelling, simulation, control systems design of marine vehicle systems such as AUV/ROV/surface vessel.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Modelling, Simulation, Control systems design and implementation of marine vehicle systems such as AUV/ROV/surface vessel, Process simulation and control of ship systems, Numerical computation simulation and analysis, Engineering education for engineering systems design.

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Birgit A. Greiner
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
University College Cork
Republic of Ireland
Tel: +353-21-4205507

Biography :

Education
Dr. rer. med. habil (Epidemiology), University of Greifswald, Germany, Department of Medicine (1999).

Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, USA, School of Public Health, Major: Epidemiology (1996).

MPH, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Major: Epidemiology (1992).

Diplom Psychologie (graduate degree), Technical University of Berlin, Germany, Major: Industrial and

Organizational Psychology (1984).

Vordiplom Psychologie (undergraduate degree), Technical University of Berlin. Major: Psychology (1980).
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Psychosocial working conditions at work and injury, occupational stress, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, work-related cardiovascular disease and antecedents, work-related mental health, work-based tobacco control and substance abuse prevention
 

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Sangshin Park

Sangshin Park
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
Tel: +1-979-422-1308

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NAGENDRA SASTRY YARLA

NAGENDRA SASTRY YARLA
Department of Biochemistry
GITAM UNIVERSITY
India
Tel: +91- 9701608894

Biography :

Dr. Sastry has completed his Secondary School Education from Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh in 2003 with 80 percentage and studied his Higher Secondary Education from Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh in 2005 with 60 percentage and got into his BSc in Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Microbiology from Andhra University in 2008 with 68 percentage and achieved his masters M.Sc Biochemistry from GITAM University, Visakhapatnam in 2011 with 8.68 CGPA and currently doing his phd in Gitam university,Visakhapatnam, India

 Biography
Research Interest :

Cancer preventives and therapeutics, Drugs for Human Infections, Enzyme inhibitors as therapeutics, Drug Design and Synthesis

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Munuswamy N

Munuswamy N
Unit of Aquaculture & Cryobiology
Department of Zoology
University of Madras
Guindy Campus

Chennai -600025
TamilNadu
INDIA

Biography :

Degree    University                                                        Year
D.Sc.,    Department of Zoology, University of Madras    2007
Ph.D.,    Department of Zoology, University of Madras    1982
M.Sc.,    Department of Zoology, University of Madras    1978
B.Sc.,     Loyola College,              University of Madras   1976

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biodiversity and Biology of Marine Invertebrates
Cryopreservation of gametes
Biology, Ecology and Management of Live feeds
Pollution ecology

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PALANISAMY M
Senior Scientist
Botanical Survey of India
Southern Regional Centre
India

Biography :

Academic Record
M.Sc                        (1991-1993)     Annamalai University
M.Phil                      (1994-1995)    Annamalai University
Ph. D                       (1996-1998)    Annamalai University

 Biography
Research Interest :

Seaweed resources of Indian Coastal Region (Biology, Taxonomy and Ecology of Seaweeds and its Economical uses). Antarctic Biodiversity.

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Corrado Battisti

Corrado Battisti
Wildlife (wetland) Manager,
Lectures in Applied Ecology,
Roma Tre University
Rome, Italy.

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The scientific activity of C. Battisti is reported by about 100 papers either on peer-reviewed Scientific Journals or technical Journals. The research focus on community (animal) ecology, trophic systems, biogeography (peninsula effect, island biogeography applied to mainland), applied ecology. In particular, in the applied ecology arena, the landscape planning and wildlife management aspects (problem solving and decision making applied to conservation) have been considered to clarify the relationships among human-induced disturbances and biodiversity.

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Peer-reviewer for: Avocetta, Biodiversity and Conservation, Endangered Species Research, Landscape Ecology, Amphibia-Reptilia, Ethology Ecology & Evolution, Ecological Complexity, Community Ecology, Rendiconti Lincei.

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Subbiah Poopathi

Subbiah Poopathi

SCIENTIST-F (Deputy-Director, Senior Grade)
Vector Control Research Centre 
(Indian Council of Medical Research), 
Department of Health Research, 
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Tel: (0413) 2272475
Fax: 0091-0413-2272041

 

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• Dr.S.Poopathi is an eminent scientist in the field of ‘Medical Entomology’
• Has over 25 years of research and teaching experience in Biomedical research.
• He has several years of experience in molecular techniques including DNA-finger printing.
• He has several DST and DBT projects sanctioned to his credit as Principle Investigator
• The main themes of his research include molecular biological studies on
• the purification and characterization of mosquitocidal toxins, B.sphaericus resistant gene identification, identification of novel bacteria from marine resources (sea-shore) for mosquito vector control and in addition recycling the biological wastes from environment and vector surveillance.
• He had several inter-institutional collaboration that includes Centre for Biotechnology (CBT), Anna University, Chennai, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, Defense Research and Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwalior, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), Madurai, Centre for Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, National Institute of Immunology (CSIR), New Delhi, Department of Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Trichirapalli.
• He also had international collaboration with Institute Pasteur, Paris, France. His contribution on invitro binding assays of mosquitocidal toxins from dried mosquito specimen were useful for transport of mosquitoes from remote areas.
• The well recognized novel contribution in the field of vector control are alternative method (In-vitro) for studying the mode of action of Bti toxin in mosquito, New bacterial strains from marine soil for vector control, Bacterial culture supernatant for Ovi-position attraction of mosquitoes), ‘Chicken feather waste’ a source of bio-pesticide production in mosquito control and Biosynthesis of silver nano-particles from plant and bacteria for the control of mosquito vectors.
• He has three Indian patents to his credit and filed another two in recent past. The technologies from patents of biological wastes (chicken feather waste) have been transferred to BioTech International Private Limited (BCIL), New Delhi, India for commercialization of product.
• He has many awards for his contribution in the field of biomedical research including the “ICMR-Award” for outstanding contribution in Biomedical Research (Malaria, Elephantiasis, Vector Biology, Vector Control and Resistance Management). He has received “Best Researcher Award” for excellence in Professional & Industry (Technology Achievement Awards-2014).
• He is a member of several professional bodies Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPT) and a registered guide and PhD examiner of Pondicherry Central University and Thiruvalluvar University, Tamil Nadu.
• He has over 75 publications in National and International journals with all first and corresponding author. He has also three patents to his credit. He has contributed three books. The publications cover wide area, bio-pesticides, biotechnology, molecular biology, genetic diversity etc.

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Over 25 years of research experience in Government institution in the field of “Integrated Vector Management and Control” (Biological Control). It includes, both laboratory and field related activities. The site covers: protection from mosquito vectors using deltamethrin impregnated curtains, epidemiology, surveillance, biology, biopesticides, mechanism of mode of action, histopathological studies, vector management, development of resistance, resistance management, molecular mechanism of microbial resistance, organo-phosphate resistance, toxicity, bioassays, analysis, enzymology, microbial fermentation process, cost-effective technology, solid waste management, biochemical and molecular biological studies on the purification and characterization of mosquitocidal toxins, identification of novel bacteria from marine resources (sea-shore) for mosquito vector control etc.

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RAMASAMY MANIVANAN

Ramasamy Manivanan
Assistant Research Officer
Central Water and Power Research Station
Pune, India

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He studied Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Botany, Masters (M.Sc) in Environmental Sciences, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Diploma (DIS) in Industrial Safety and Doctorate (PhD) in Botany with Environmental Aspects. He worked on water quality and forest ecosystems for 6 years and 19 years in mathematical modeling of coastal engineering problems. He has published two books titled ‘Recycling of industrial effluents’ and water quality modeling for rivers, streams and estuary. He guided 4 dissertations for M.Sc degree and working as Guide for M S by Research at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune-25 and Ph.D degree in Environmental Sciences in Pune university. Worked as Committee Member for Organising Training Programmes. Worked as Doctoral Committee member for Ph.D Thesis evaluation and open defence at Bharathidasan University and Pune University and participants in various subjects of Hydraulics such as coastal hydraulics, Coastal Protection, Mathematical modeling for coastal engineering, water quality modeling, water resources etc at Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune , India

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Research focus on mathematical modeling in coastal engineering problems such as coastal hydrodynamics, temperature dispersion, salinity dispersion, water quality modeling, wave modeling, shoreline evolution, littoral drift modeling, sediment modeling, Scour depth estimation using mathematical model and integrated coupled modeling for cumulative impact of tide and wave induced flow modeling

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Nilesh H. Joshi
Assistant Research Scientist
Fisheries Research Station,
Junagadh Agricultural University,
Okha-361350,
Gujarat. India.

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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. Bio science
M.Sc, With specialization in Biosciences (Plant sciences/Bio science) Dissertation title: “Ecological studies on Sargassum species at port Okha (Gujarat)”.
B.Sc, With specialization in Biological Sciences (Botany).
B.Sc, With specialization in Chemistry

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Research Experience

30/09/2006-- till date
At Fisheries, Research Station, Junagadh Agril., University, Okha, Gujarat. Assistant Research Scientist.
Marine Algae Discipline.
• Pioneer in Kappaphycus cultivation in Gujarat
• First time successfully cultivated mass scale seaweed in Gujarat
• Can identify almost all seaweed species available in India
• Working for seaweed research and utilization
• Phycocolloid extraction from seaweed
• Working for effects of optically active substances on phytoplankton community structure off-Gujarat (Arabian sea)
Research Project on hand as project investigator
• Feasibility of mass culture of marine red alga Kappaphycus alvarezii (Schimitz) on the saurashtra region, west coast of India (Govt Of Gujarat. Plan Scheme).
• Effect of Optically Active Substances on diversity in Phytoplankton Community Structure off Gujarat. (By INCOIS, Ministry of Earth & Atmospheric Science)
• Ocean state forecast and validation off- Okha, Gujarat (By INCOIS, Ministry of Earth & Atmospheric Science).
Research under progress:
• Biodiversity study of marine algae at Gulf of Kutch and surrounding islands. • Mass scale cultivation of carrageen yielding alga Kappaphycus and agar yielding alga Gracillaria.
• Effect of optically active substance on phytoplankton community structure off- Gujarat.
• Ocean state forecast and validation research.

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