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  • Editor
  • Dr Artemi Cerda
  • Professor
  • University of Valencia
  • Spain
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  • Editor
  • Dr Iván Danilo López Hernández
  • Professor
  • Instituto de Zoología y Ecología Tropical
  • Venezuela
Educational qualifications

Licenciatura in Biology, Universidad Central, Venezuela 1966. PhD in Soil Science, Wye College, London University (1973). Postdoc at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France in Soil Ecology (1979-1980).

Visiting Professor/Researcher in many universities and research institutes of Europe and United States.

Lines of Research

My research work is mainly in soil chemistry and nutrient cycling in both natural and agricultural systems. Specific contributions have been made in assessing P-sorption and desorption in tropical and temperate soils. The last twenty years however, have been almost devoted to the comprehensive study of the mineralization process of soil organic phosphorus, the role of pedofauna in tropical ecosystems, the evaluation of nutrient budgets (C,N,P) in savannas and the sustainability in agricultural systems in Venezuelan Amazonia. I have about 170 publications, most of them refereed and in collaborative associations.

Main Academic Positions

President (2000-2002) of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONICIT). Director of the Graduate Program in Ecology, Universidad Central, Venezuela From 1996-2002, President of Venezuelan Ecological Society Member of Academic of Science Latin-American and the Caribbean (ACAL).

Soil chemistry, soil biology and biochemistry, soil ecology, ecology of savannas, agriculture sustainability, phosphorous.
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  • Editor
  • Dr Michael Jahncke
  • Center Director and Professor
  • Department of Food Science & Technology
  • Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center
  • USA

Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology and Center Director of the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Hampton, VA. Dr. Jahncke joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 1997. Previous to his appointment at Virginia Tech, he held several positions with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). From 1985 to 1990, in Charleston, SC, he was a food technologist and Program Manager of the Marine Forensics Program. In 1990, he served as the Program Coordinator for the NMFS/MSU Experimental Seafood Processing Research Complex in Pascagoula, MS. In 1992, he joined the NMFS National Seafood Inspection Laboratory, Pascagoula, MS, and had the lead role in the development and day-to-day management of the laboratory. His research focuses on safety and quality of wild caught and aquaculture species, HACCP, sensory evaluation of seafood products, and public, environmental, and animal health issues associated with aquaculture operations. Recently his research and extension programs have centered on development, implementation and training in Good Aquaculture Practices (GAqPs) to improve food safety and food quality issues associated with imported and domestic aquaculture products; using and implementing HACCP principles to control the use of unapproved antibiotics and other chemicals in aquaculture products.

Safety and quality of wild caught and aquaculture species, HACCP, sensory evaluation of seafood products, and public, environmental, and animal health issues associated with aquaculture operations

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  • Editor
  • Dr DanYang Ying
  • Research Project Leader
  • CSIRO
  • Australia
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  • Editor
  • Dr Ilias Giannenas
  • Professor of Poultry Veterinary Science
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Greece
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  • Editor
  • Dr Judith M Tisdall
  • Senior Lecturer
  • La Trobe University
  • Australia
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  • Editor
  • Dr Manfred Sager
  • Austrian Agency for Health and Food-Safety
  • Austria
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  • Editor
  • Dr Gal Hochman
  • Associate Professor
  • Rutgers University
  • USA
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  • Editor
  • Dr Paloma Melgarejo
  • Professor
  • Plant Protection INIA
  • Spain
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  • Editor
  • Dr Vassilia J. Sinanoglou
  • Associate Professor
  • Instrumental Food Analysis Laboratory
  • Technological Educational Institution of Athens
  • Greece
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Thompson Nunifu
  • Alberta Environmental Monitoring
  • Evaluation and Reporting Agency
  • Canada
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Shashi Vemuri
  • Professor
  • Department of Entomology
  • Prof. Jayashankar Telangana Agricultural University
  • India
Biography
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Jenny M Trilleras
  • Ecosystems Research Center
  • Mexico
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Kaushlendra Singh
  • Assistant Professor of Wood Science and Technology
  • West Virginia Universityy
  • USA
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Marouane Baslam
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Applied Biological Chemistry
  • Niigata University
  • Japan

Marouane Baslam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Biological Chemistry -Graduate School of Science & Technology- at the University of Niigata (Japan). He earned his PhD from Niigata University (Spain). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Agrobiotechnology Institute (IdAB). Dr. Baslam’s research focuses on 1- biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology of biosynthesis and degradation of starch in plants, 2- understanding how volatiles emitted by different microbial affects development and function in plants, and 3- identifying the current impacts of climate change conditions (High temperature, elevated CO2, drought…) on crops. He is currently employing `OMICs´ based techniques to further elucidate the genes and metabolites involved in model organisms such as Arabidopsis and rice.

Bioprospection of biostimulants, Carbohydrate metabolism, abiotic/environmental stress, Plant physiology, plant-microbe interaction, Volatile compounds (VOCs)

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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Nieves Goicoechea
  • Universidad de Navarra
  • Spain

Nieves Goicoechea graduated with a Bachelor and afterwards Ph.D in Biological Sciences from the University of Navarra. Nowadays she belongs to the Environmental Biology Department in the School of Sciences of that university as Plant Physiology Professor.

Since 1992 she studies the benefits that the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis can confer to host plants. Her research has been mainly focused on the effects of such association when plants are undergoing stressful conditions: water deficit, high temperatures or pathogens’ attack. More recently her research is dealing to the effect of mycorrhizal symbiosis on the nutritional quality of crops and several studies have been conducted under climate change scenarios. The main results and conclusions have been published in relevant scientific journals from several areas such as Plant Sciences, Agriculture Multidisciplinary, Agronomy, Horticulture, Soil Science, Forestry, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Food Science & Technology, Chemistry Applied, Mycology, Microbiology, Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology or Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

  • Effects of climate change on plants
  • Biology of grapevine
  • Responses of plants subjected to abiotic and biotic stressful factors
  • Arbuscular mycorrhizas in natural and agricultural ecosystems
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Inmaculada Larena
  • Plant Protection Department
  • National Institute for Agricultural & Food Research & Technology
  • Spain
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Amtul Waris
  • Principal Scientist, Agricultural Extension
  • Directorate of Rice Research
  • India
Biography
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Ajit Govind
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Kerala
  • India
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Neila Abdi
  • Grains Legumes Program, Field Corps Laboratory
  • National Institute for Agronomical Research
  • Tunisia
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Cherki Ghoulam
  • Unit of Biotechnology and Symbiosis Agrophysiology
  • Faculty of Sciences and Techniques
  • Morocco
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Nguyen Vu Hong Ha
  • Postharvest Technology Institute
  • Vietnam National University
  • Vietnam
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Aravind K Jukanti
  • Senior Scientist (Pearl Millet Breeder)
  • Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI)
  • India
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Jesús Rodrigo
  • University of Trier
  • Germany
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Saskia Keesstra
  • Associate Professor of Soil Physics and Land Management
  • Wageningen University
  • Netherlands
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Mark Gibson
  • Institute for Tourism Studies
  • China

Mark works IFT as an Invited Assistant Professor in Macau SAR.

In his early years in the culinary arts, Marks’s perspective was very focused on the pragmatic issues of the kitchen - from the technical challenges of the craft skills themselves to the subjective/accepted nuances of flavour marriages. Moreover, as a practitioner or technician of all things gastronomic Mark is constantly sourcing new ideas, new ingredients and new techniques.

Mark has always taken an interest in the way food has been treated, not just locally but in the global context too. After many years, and building on this grounding in the culinary arts, his focus shifted to take in the wider perspective of food’s role, not only in his own life but within society in general. For Mark there was an elemental desire to understand more of the social, political and economic tectonics of food culture.

As a result of this process Mark found himself asking many difficult questions as well as challenging many widely accepted assumptions about humanities relationship with food. Not surprisingly this personal journey ultimately led to the development of a more philosophical approach to food. This new perspective took him out of the kitchen and into the classroom as a university lecturer.

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of this broad-based first-hand experience says Mark, is the realisation of just how much there is still to know about this industry and the culture of food itself. With this in mind he is constantly involved in research and analysis both from an academic as well as an industry perspective.

This gives Mark a unique perspective on the hospitality sector as a whole and a healthy overview of global food culture.

Food technology

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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Fabiano Luiz de Silva
  • Doctor in Forestry Science
  • Federal University of Viçosa
  • Brazil
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Martin G Edwards
  • Industrial and Commercial Biotechnology
  • Newcastle University
  • UK
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  • Associate Editors
  • Dr Amin Eimanifar
  • Research Leading Scientist
  • Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL)
  • University of Florida
  • USA
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