14th International Conference on

Microbial Interactions & Microbial Ecology

Theme: Addressing New Challenges and emerging issues in Microbiology

OCM for Microbial Interactions Series Conferences

Organizing Committee - Microbial Interactions 2018

OCM Member

Inmaculada del Castillo

Scientist
Azotic Technologies Ltd
UK

Biography Research Interest

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Reza Nassiri

Dean of Global Health
Michigan State University
USA

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Debabrata Biswas

Associate Professor
University of Maryland
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Junfeng James Liang

Professor
Stevens Institute of Technology
USA

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Spiros Paramithiotis

sceintist
Agricultural University of Athens
Greece

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Alexander A. Kamnev

Professor
Russian Academy of Sciences Saratov
Russia

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Amina Yousef Kandeel

Director of infection control
King Khaled general hospital
Saudi Arabia

Biography Research Interest

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Ziad A.ElNasser

Associate Professor
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Jordan

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Abdul Haque

Dean Health Sciences
The University of Faisalabad
Pakistan

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Organizing Committee - Microbiology Congress 2018

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Marcelo B. Sztein

Associate Director
University of Maryland
University of Maryland

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Anna Hirsch

Head of the department for drug design and optimization
Helmholtz Institute
Germany

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Armelle Phalipon

Group leader in the Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis Unit
Institut Pasteur
France

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Reza Nassiri

Professor
Michigan State University
USA

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Matjaz Ocepek

Head of the Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology of Veterinary Faculty
University of Ljubljana
Slovenia

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Richard Dybowsk

Senior Research Scientist
Cambridge University
UK

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Carmela Saturnino

Professor
University of Basilicata
Italy

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Mazen Saleh

Chairperson for the Department of Biology
Laurentian University
Canada

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Abeer Mostafa Abdalhamed

Professor
Shaqra University
Saudi Arabia

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Ahmed G. Hegazi

Professor
National Research Center
Egypt

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Organizing Committee - Microbiology Meeting 2018

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Ahmed G. Hegazi

Professor
National Research Center
Egypt

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Maryoris Elisa Soto L

Researcher
University of Colombia
Colombia, South America

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Tabassum Ara Khanum

Scientific Officer
University of Karachi
Pakistan

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Stef Stienstra

Commander (OF4)
Dutch Armed Forces / Royal Dutch Navy
Netherlands

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Marina Vladimirovna Frontasyeva

Head of Department
Neutron Activation Analysis and Applied Research
Russia

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Richard Y Zhao

Professor
University of Maryland Medical Center
USA

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Khanlar Dayyan Abdullayev

Professor
Baku State University
Azerbaijan

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Syed Ziaur Rahman

Deputy Medical Superintendent
Aligarh Muslim University
India

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Raja Kamran Afzal

Professor
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Pakistan

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Organizing Committee - Clinical Microbiology 2018

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Burton M Altura

Professor
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
USA

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Sophia Boudjema

Nurse
Aix-Marseille Université
France

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Horng-Dar Wang

Director
National Tsing Hua University
Taiwan

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Esther Orozco

Professor
Center for Research and Advanced Studies
Mexico

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Harish Padh

Professor
Sardar Patel University
India

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Nour Eldaim Elnoman Elbadawi

Professor
University of Shaqra
Shaqra

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Organizing Committee - Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2018

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A. C. Matin

Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine
USA

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Peter Henderson

Professor
University of Leeds
United Kingdom

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Petra Perner

Founder and Director
Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences
Germany

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Angel S Galabov

Professor
The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology
Bulgaria

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Ivan Kocic

Professor
Medical University of Gdansk
Poland

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Ghazaryan Petros Aram

Professor
Yerevan State University
Armenia

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Abbas Amini

Assistant Professor
Western Sydney University
Australia

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Jorge Gonzalez Borotto

Pharmacovigilance Officer/ Senior Toxicologist
Ferrer Internacional S.A
Spain

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Organizing Committee - Environmental Microbiology 2018

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Prabhakar Tamboli

Adjunct Professor
University of Maryland
USA

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Maha Hamdy

Head of Medical microbiology and immunology
Armed Forces college of medicine. AFCM
Egypt

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Dr. Nadiya Boyko

Professor
Uzhhorod National University
Ukraine

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Dr. Taha Nazir

Professor and Head
Microbiology and Molecular biology Research Group, ICDTD Inc..
Canada

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Elasayed Elsayed Wagih

Vice President of the Arab Society for Biotechnology
University of Alexandria
Egypt

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George Lazarovits

Research Director
A&L Biologicals
Canada

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Organizing Committee - Microbial Pathogenesis 2018

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Gregory A. Buck

Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
United States

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Mendoza, A. Leonel

Associate Professor
Michigan State University
United States

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Fariba Donovan

Assistant Professor of Medicine
The University of Arizona
United States

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Ezendu Ariwa

Professor
University of Bedfordshire
United Kingdom

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Sara Dann

Assistant Professor
UTMB
United States

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Mohammad Taghi Ahady

Professor
Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University
Iran

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Zafrul Azam

Professor
University of Dhaka
Bangladesh

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Organizing Committee - Microbial Interactions 2017

OCM Member

Azizur Rahman

Senior Research Scientist
University of Toronto
Canada

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Andreas Vilcinskas

Professor
Justus-Liebig University of Giessen
Germany

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Wolfgang Holzgreve

Chair of the Board of Directors
University Bonn Medical Center
Germany

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Konstantinos Kormas

Professor
University of Thessaly
Greece

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Bernd H. A. Rehm

Chair of Microbiology
Massey University
New Zealand

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Edmond Puca

Infectious Diseases Service
University Hospital Center, Tirana
Albania

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A.C. Matin

Professor
Stanford University
United States

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Mohannad AL-Saghir

Professor
Ohio University
United States

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Jean Charles Munch

Chair
Technical University of Munich
Germany

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Organizing Committee - Industrial Microbiology 2017

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Guilio Tarro

President
Foundation T. & L. de Beaumont Bonelli for cancer research
Italy

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Konstantinos Kormas

Professor
University of Thessaly
Greece

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Sevgi Ciftci

Associate Professor
Istanbul University
Turkey

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Nikos E Mavroudis

Programme Leader
Northumbria University
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Applied Microbiology 2017

OCM Member

Debabrata Biswas

Assistant Professor
University of Maryland
USA

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Vijay Kumar

Professor
Vikas Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
India

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Pankaj Mehrotra

Professor
University of People
USA

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Maulin Shah

Chief Scientist & Head
Enviro Technology Limited
India

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Oladapo Sinmiat Abiodun

Head of Department
Osun State Polytechnic
Nigeria

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Akira kaji

Professor
University of Pennsylvania,
USA

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Stef Stienstra

Commander
Dutch Armed Forces/Royal Dutch Navy
Netherlands

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Pietro Mastroeni

Reader in Infection and Immunity
University of Cambridge
UK

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Guilio Tarro

President
Temple univerityT & L de Beaumont Bonelli for cancer research
Italy

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Organizing Committee - Food Microbiology 2017

OCM Member

Jose S Torrecilla

Professor
Complutense University of Madrid
Spain

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Kenneth S. Marsh

Executive Director
Woodstock Institute for Science & the Humanities
USA

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Santiago Benito

Professor
Madrid Polytechnic University
Spain

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Ahlam Badreldin El Shikieri

Associate Professor
Taibah University
Saudi Arabia

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David Rodríguez-Lázaro

Professor and HOD
University of Burgos
Spain

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Mansel Griffiths

Founding Director
Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety & the Food Safety & Quality Assurance
Canada

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Subhash Mann

Director
Food Safety and Quality Assurance at Bar Harbor Seafood
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Aura Daraba

Associate professor
University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati
Romania

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Ismail Mohamed Al Bulushi

Assistant Professor
Sultan Qaboos University
Oman

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Organizing Committee - Annual Clinical Microbiology 2017

OCM Member

Ananda M. Chakrabarty

Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
United States

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Stef Stienstra

Commander, Scientific Advisor
Royal Dutch Navy
Netherlands

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Dr. Ruhul Kuddus

Professor
Utah Valley University
United States

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Pongsak Rattanachaikunsopon

Professor
Ubon Ratchathani University
Thailand

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Parichat Phumkhachorn

Assistant Professor
Ubon Ratchathani University
Thailand

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Microbial Physiology 2016

OCM Member

Mark Enright

Professor
Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom

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Friedrich Goetz

Professor
University Tübingen
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mohannad AL-Saghir

Professor
Ohio University Zanesville
United States

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Elisabeth Carniel

Professor
Institut Pasteur
France

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Alexander A. Kamnev

Professor
Russian Academy of Sciences
Russia

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Maysaa El Sayed Zaki

Professor
Mansoura university
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

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Masataka

Professor
Tohoku University
Japan

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Yu-Zhong Zhang

Professor
Shandong University
China

Biography Research Interest

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Amina Yousef Kandeel

Director of infection control department
King Khaled general hospital , KSA
Saudi Arabia

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Qiao Sun

Director
Shanghai Pudong New Area Center for Disease Control and Prevention
China

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Industrial Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Dr. Horng-Dar Wang

Professor and the Director of Institute of Biotechnology
Institute of Systems Neuroscience at National Tsing Hua University
Taiwan

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Thomas Kurz

Professor
Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
Germany

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Dr. Sunil Kumar Lal

Professor
Monash University
Malaysia

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Dr. Fernando de la Calle

Head of the Department
PharmaMar
Spain

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Sergio de los Santos Villalobos

Director
COLMENA and the Laboratorio de Biotecnología del Recurso Microbiano
Mexico

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Dr. Peter Proksch

Director
Istitute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Düsseldorf
Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Diep B. Dzung

Professor
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Norway

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Dr. Maulin P. Shah

Chief Scientist & Head-Industrial Waste Water Research Lab
Enviro Technology Ltd.
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Applied Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Rajinder S. Ranu

Professor
Colorado State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Abd El Aziz Mousa Nour

Emeritus Professor
Alexandria University
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

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Atef El-Gendy

Head
United States Naval Medical Research Unit-3
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

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Dilek Heperkan

Professor
Istanbul Technical University
Turkey

Biography Research Interest

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Hua Zhu

Associate Professor
Rutgers University
NJ, USA

Biography Research Interest

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Piero Mastroeni

Reader in Infection and Immunity
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

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Massimo Ciccozzi

Professor
Italian National Institute of Health
Italy

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Carlos Alberto Guzman

Head (Vaccinology & Applied Microbiology)
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Joachim Wink

Group Leader-Microbial Strain Collection
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Kathrin Mohr

Scientist
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Patrick Fickers

Professor
University of Leige
Belgium

Biography Research Interest

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Sveltana Ermolaeva

Professor
Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology
Russia

Biography Research Interest

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Maria Isabel Brusca

Scientist
Univerdad de Buenos Aires
Argentina

Biography Research Interest

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Ludmila Viksna

Professor
President of the Latvian Association of Infectologists and Hepatologists
Riga Stradins University, Latvia

Biography Research Interest

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Khaled Barakat

Assistant Professor
University of Alberta
Canada

Biography Research Interest

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Patrícia Poeta

Full Professor (Head)
University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Portugal

Biography Research Interest

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Gustavo H Goldman

Professor
The University of São Paulo
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

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Willy Verstraete

Emeritus Professor
Ghent University
Belgium

Biography Research Interest

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Alexander Rapoport

Professor, Head (Biotechnology)
University of Latvia
Latvia

Biography Research Interest

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Sevgi Ciftci

Associate Professor
Istanbul University
Turkey

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Gülnur TARHAN

Professor, Head (Medical Microbiology)
Adiyaman University
Turkey

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Sahin Direkel

Associate Professor
Giresun University
Turkey

Biography Research Interest

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Maysaa El Sayed Zaki

Professor
Mansoura Faculty of Medicine
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Moustafa El-Shenawy

Emeritus Professor
National Research Centre
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Food Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Nikos E Mavroudis

Programme Leader Department of Applied Sciences (FoESA)
Northumbria University
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Elliot T. Ryser

Professor
Michigan State University
United States

Biography Research Interest

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Carol Phillips

Professor and Deputy Dean 
The University of Northampton
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

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Richard Fuchs

Principal Scientist
University of Greenwich
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

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Vivian Chi-Hua Wu

Professor
USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Neela Badrie

Professor and Head of Department
The University of the West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago

Biography Research Interest

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Asgar Ali Warsi

Professor
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

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DO Thi Hoa Vien

Associate Professor
Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)
Vietnam

Biography Research Interest

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Stoyanka R. Stoitsova

Associate Professor
StephanAngeloff Institute of Microbiology
Bulgaria

Biography Research Interest

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Manpreet Singh

Associate Professor
Purdue University
United States

Biography Research Interest

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Abdel Moneim El-Hadi Sulieman Hamad

Professor
University of Hail
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Biography Research Interest

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Shalini Sehgal

Associate Professor
University of Delhi
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Clinical Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Massimo Ciccozzi

Professor
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Giulio Tarro

President
Foundation T. & L. de Beaumont Bonelli for cancer research
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Amin Fadl

Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
USA

Biography Research Interest

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John G Thomas

Professor Emeritus
West Virginia University
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Gianfranco Donelli

Director, Microbial Biofilm Laboratory
IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Massimo Clementi

Professor
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Patrícia Alexandra Curado Quintas Dinis Poeta

Professor
University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Portugal

Biography Research Interest

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M.V.Raghavendra Rao

Professor
Avalon University School of Medicine Curacao
Netherland Antilles

Biography Research Interest

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Chaoqun Yao

Associate Professor
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine,St. Kitts
West Indies

Biography Research Interest

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B Y Chin

Professor
International Medical University
Malaysia

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Organizing Committee - Water Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Prof. Miklas Scholz

Chair in Civil Engineering
Stanford University,UK
UK

Biography Research Interest

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Helmut Krosis

Professor emeritus
Vienna University of Technology
Austria

Biography Research Interest

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Jingrang Lu

Microbiologist at EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
USA

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Malka Halpern

Associate Professor
University of Haifa
Israel

Biography Research Interest

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Ayman Noreddin

Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Chapman University School of Pharmacy
USA

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Jizhong Zhou

Professor and Presidential Professor
University of Oklahoma
USA

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Nisreen Ezz El-Dien Mahmoud

Professor of Parasitology
Cairo University,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Clinical Microbiology 2015

OCM Member

Dr.John G Thomas

Professor Emeritus
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Teodor Brumeanu

Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University
USA

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Zafar Khan

Professor
Drexel University College of Medicine
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dr.Mervat G Al-Enany

Professor
Cairo University
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Amr M. Mohamed

Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Umm al-Qura University
Saudi Arabia

Biography Research Interest

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Ghada A. Abou El-Ella

Associate professor of Laboratory Medicine
Umm Al-Qura University, KSA
Saudi Arabia

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Idress Hamad Attitalla

Associate Professor
Omar Al-Mukhtar University
Libya

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Organizing Committee - Applied Microbiology-2015

OCM Member

Joachim Wink

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Dunja Bruder

Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Gustavo Goldman

The University of São Paulo, Brazil

Biography Research Interest

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Willy Verstraete

Ghent University, Belgium

Biography Research Interest

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Armen Trchounian

Yerevan State University, Armenia

Biography Research Interest

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Alexander Rapoport

University of Latvia, Latvia

Biography Research Interest

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Patrick FICKERS

Université de Liège, Belgium

Biography Research Interest

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Liliana Cepoi

Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Moldova

Biography Research Interest

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Dragoslava Radin

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Biography Research Interest

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Rup Lal

University of Delhi, India

Biography Research Interest

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Natalia Shubladze

Nataional Center of Tubercolosis and Lung Diseases, Georgia

Biography Research Interest

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Atef El-Gendy

United States Naval Medical Research Unit-3, Egypt

Biography Research Interest

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Sveltana Ermolaeva

Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Russia

Biography Research Interest

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Sylvester R. Moyo

Namibia University of Sciences and Technology, Namibia

Biography Research Interest

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Branka Vasiljevic

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Biography Research Interest

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Rita Kumar

CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, India

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Vera Katic

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Biography Research Interest

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Olga R. Torres de Matute

Director, Center for Research in Nutrition and Health, Gautemala

Biography Research Interest

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Carlos A Guzmán

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

Biography Research Interest