Erin M. Green: University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Dr. Green is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Current research in the Green Lab at UMBC investigates the role for protein post-translational modifications in chromatin and cellular signaling pathways particularly in pathways that support cell survival and adaptation to stress.
Zhe Liang: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Dr. Liang works at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, where he started his own lab at the Biotechnology Research Institute. His group’s research focuses on RNA modification, and single-cell technologies in plants and their applications in crop improvement.
Kevin A. Murach: The University of Arkansas, USA
Dr. Murach is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas and leads the Molecular Muscle Mass Regulation Laboratory. His research broadly pertains to adult skeletal muscle mass regulation in the context of exercise, aging, and disease. Dr. Murach uses human muscle samples, conditional and inducible genetic mouse models, cell culture approaches, and single cell/nucleus techniques to address his research questions.
Rajeev Taliyan: Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India
Dr. Taliyan is an Associate Professor in the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), India. He has vast experience in the field of neuropharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, epigentics and genomics, and drug toxicity studies. Dr. Taliyan is also expert in pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic studies, mRNA based therapy, and gene delivery based therapeutic intervention using lentivirus and AAV vector. In his career, he received several awards, and he is also currently working as Member secretary for Institutional Animal Ethics committee and Institutional Human ethics committee, BITS Pilani, India.
Maojun Wang: Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Dr. Wang is a professor in Huazhong Agricultural University and a principal investigator in National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement. His group uses the cotton genus as a research model to investigate the regulatory mechanism of single-cell differentiation and development in plants, committed to improving fiber quality in cotton. He also has interests in the intertwining relationship between genome size evolution and reorganization of higher-order chromatin structure in plants. He extends his research to address some fundamental scientific questions in polyploid plants, such as the underlying mechanism of polyploid advantage in changing environments, using multidisciplinary approaches such as genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, genome editing and artificial intelligence.