Abd El-Latif Hesham: Beni-Suef University, Egypt
Abd El-Latif Hesham is a full Professor of Microbial Genetics and Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology, and presently working as Head of Genetics Department at the Faculty of Agriculture, Beni-Suef University (BSU), Egypt. He is one of the leading experts in the area of microbial genetics, environmental meta-genome biotechnology, anti-microbial activates, and multi-drug resistant bacteria. Prof. Hesham has been elected as member of the Egyptian National Biotechnology Network of Expertise (NBNE); Member of the National Committee for Genetic Sciences and has been appointed as the Country Representative for Egypt and the Arab Counties by International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society (IBBS) UK, which belongs to the Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Prof. Hesham serves as an editorial board member for BMC Microbiology.
Youxiong Que: Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Youxiong Que is a full Professor in the College of Agriculture at the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU). He was employed as an assistant professor in 2008, promoted to be an associate professor in 2010 and a professor in 2015. He has been a visiting scientist at USDA-ARS during 2010-2011. He is now the director of Key Laboratory of Sugarcane Biology and Genetic Breeding, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs / FAFU, China. His research interests are in the fields of crop genetics and biotechnology especially sugarcane biotechnology, including but not limited to the following three aspects, molecular interaction between crop and pathogen, gene mining and function identification, and molecular breeding.
Divakar Sharma: Lady Hardinge Medical College, India
Dr. Sharma has a PhD in Biotechnology from Jiwaji University, Gwalior and National JALMA Institute for Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases, Agra, India, with a special interest in drug resistant tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, bacterial infections, biofilms etc. After his PhD, he continued the post doctoral research work on the exploration of drug resistance in microbes by genomics, proteomic, and bioinformatics approaches in the National JALMA Institute for Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases and Aligarh Muslim University, India as an ICMR-PDF and SERB-N-PDF. After that Dr. Sharma served as a research scientist in IIT Delhi and Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India. Currently he is working as a Scientist at Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, India and exploring therenostics and alternative therapeutic drug target to combat antibiotic resistance.