Remy A. Bonnin: Paris-Saclay University, France
Dr Bonnin is an Associate Professor, at University of Paris-Saclay Medical School. He has extensive experience in bacterial genomics, transcriptomic analyses, and investigating the acquisition of antimicrobial resistance genes via horizontal gene transfer and transposition. Additionally, he is an integral member of the French National Reference Center for carbapenem-resistance in Enterobacterales. Dr Bonnin’s research interests focus on the epidemiology of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative rods, biochemistry of beta-lactam resistance, and genetic mechanisms involved in the acquisition of resistance genes. is scholarly contributions comprise more than 145 papers published in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals.
Brian Forde: University of Queensland, Australia
Dr Forde is an emerging authority in infectious diseases genomics and bioinformatics, currently serving as a senior research fellow and group leader of "Microbial Genomics" at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. With over a decade of postdoctoral expertise in microbial genomics, he excels in translational genomics. Notably, he headed the bioinformatics program for the Queensland Genomics Infectious Diseases (QGID) project from 2017 to 2021. His focus encompassed genomic epidemiology, proactive monitoring of critical bacterial pathogens, and translating findings into clinical applications. Beyond research, Dr Forde leads the development of custom software and analysis pipelines to assist researchers and healthcare professionals with various aspects of genomic research. His group's genomic analysis pipelines and workflows, designed for surveillance and outbreak identification, have received ISO 15189 accreditation.
Ajaya Kumar Rout: Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, India
Dr Rout earned a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Fakir Mohan University, India, focusing on "Metagenomic analysis of river Ganga for microbiome and its functions." A recipient of the ICMR-Senior Research Fellow from the Division of Biomedical Informatics, Indian Council of Medical Research, he currently conducts research at Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, India. His expertise spans metagenomics, genomics, metatranscriptomics, structural bioinformatics, and functional genomics. With 40+ international research papers in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, his work has garnered 450+ Google Scholar citations and 10 book chapters. He serves as an Editorial Board Member for BMC Genomics, Guest Editor for Genes, Review Editor for Frontiers in Microbiology, and Reviewer for multiple international journals.
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