Organizing Committee Members

Huada Daniel Ruan

Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University-United International College, China

Huada Daniel Ruan, Dual PhD, Professor and Founding Head, Department of Environmental Science, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC). He has a background in chemistry, earth sciences, environmental science & biological science with more than 25 years of experience in teaching and research in Australia, U.S., Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau & published more than 120 articles. He is the pioneer researcher established non-point water pollution index in Australia, found and confirmed that 0.02 ppm of phosphorus is the critical value of water eutrophication. His research achievement also include mineral chemistry at Queensland University of Technology, Australia that contributed to a significant increase (2-5%) in the extraction of alumina from bauxite; the bio-chemical remediation of contaminated soils at Purdue University U.S.A. had contributed to the stabilization of heavy metals Cr and Pb biologically and chemically; participation in air pollution monitoring, indoor air quality, food safety and labeling, electronic waste treatment and certification in Hong Kong. He has been invited to be the Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Australia, Visiting Professor, South China Agricultural University, Visiting Research Professor, Research Institute of Ecology and Soil Science, Guangdong Academy of Science, Honorary Consultant, Hong Kong Institute of Environmentalist, Vice Chairman of the Environmental Subcommittee, Hong Kong Association of Testing, Inspection and Certification, Jury Member of Court, Australia, Zhuhai City Committee Member of Emergency Management.

Jiwan S. Sidhu

Kuwait University, Kuwait

Prof. Jiwan S. Sidhu received his M.Sc. Food Technology, IFTTC, CFTRI, Mysore, India and Ph.D. Grain Science, Kansas State University, USA. He is now serving as Professor of Food Science, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University, since Sept 19, 2004 to-date, Director Masters’ Program since Sept. 2012. He served as Research Scientist, Biotechnology Dept., KISR, Kuwait from May 09, 1993 to July 31, 2004, Professor & Head, Dept of Food Sci. & Technol., PAU, Ludhiana, India from Aug. 22, 1988 to Aug. 21, 1992, Visiting Prof. Dept of Grain Sci. & Industry, K-State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA, Sept 1992-March 1993, Scientist-E (Professor level position), CFTRI, Mysore, India, from May 02, 1984 to Sept 05, 1986, and is having 47 years of teaching and research experience. He is Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow, Germany, Fellow of Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (I), Laljee Godhoo Smark Nidhi Award by AFST(I), Mysore, listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World-2000, 17th Edition, (pub. 1999), PAUTA's Best Teacher Award by PAU, Ludhiana, has published 94 research papers in peer-reviewed journal, 25 book chapters in USA books, and 53 general papers, has guided 15 M.Sc. and 2 Ph.D. students, and currently guiding 4 M.Sc. students.


University of Atatürk, Turkey

Güzin KABAN received her Ph.D. degree from University of Atatürk in 2007. She is currently a professor in Department of Food Engineering at the Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey. Dr. Kaban is working on traditional Turkish meat products. Co-author of six chapters in four published books, her studies have predominantly focused on the lactic acid bacteria, coagulase negative staphylococci and starter culture as well as volatile compounds of traditional meat products. She has more than 50 articles published in academic journals and more than 100 papers in international and national conferences.

Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan Hassanien

Zagazig University, Egypt

Prof. Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan Hassanien is a Professor of Biochemistry at Zagazig University (Egypt). He is now currently working as a Professor at Umm Al-Qura University, king Saudi Arabia (KSA). Prof. Hassanien obtained his PhD (2004) in Food Chemistry from Berlin University of Technology (Germany). Prof. Hassanien continued his research in ranked universities in different countries such Finland and USA. In 2012, he appointed as a visiting Professor in School of Biomedicine, Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia). Prof. Hassanien published more than 180 articles and reviews in international journals with high IF as well as several books (Scopus h-index is 32).

Victor Jonathan Temple

University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Victor Jonathan Temple Biochemist with special interest in Nutrition & Toxicology; M. Sc. Biochemistry; Ph. D. Enzymology; Member: Society of Biology, UK; American Society for Nutrition. He is currently working as Head Basic Medical Sciences & Coordinator Micronutrient Research Laboratory in School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea. His research focus includes, experimental documentation of extent and impact of micronutrient deficiencies on maternal and child health; food security, with particular interest on issues related to accessibility, availability, affordability and stability of adequate supply of micronutrients and macronutrients to infants and mothers/people living with HIV/AIDS in resource limited countries. He is the Editorial board member and reviewer of several scientific journals and has published numerous publications.

Adele Papetti

University of Pavia, Italy

Adele Papetti received her post lauream Diploma in Higher School Industrial Pharmacy and PhD in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology form University of Pavia. After Post Doc fellows, she was Researcher and Assistant Professor and till October 2018 she is Associate Professor in Food Chemistry. Since 2012, she is the Head of Chemical & Toxicological Analysis of Nutraceutical and Food Lab. Her research topics are: food components’ healthy properties, new analytical methods development, and the setup of new in vitro biodynamic systems for monitoring digestion process. She is author of about 65 peer reviewed publications and 130 communication in conferences.

Raffaella Colombo

University of Pavia, Italy

Raffaella Colombo graduated (2004) and obtained PhD (2009) in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology (University of Pavia). After post Doc fellows, since 2010 she is Researcher and Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Analysis in the Bachelor degree of Pharmacy at the same university. She is an expert of analytical techniques (HPLC, CE) applied on drugs and proteins and in the set-up of analytical platforms to study food quality and safety. She works in Laboratories of Pharmaceutical Analysis (PAL) and of Nutraceutical & amp; Food Chemical Toxicological Analysis in the Dept. of Drug Sciences (University of Pavia). She is author of about 20 peer reviewed publications.

Prasanta Kalita

University of Illinois System, USA

Dr. Prasanta Kalita is working as a Professor in Agricultural & Biological Engineering, and the Presidential Fellow of the University of Illinois System. His areas of research include water resources management and environmental sustainability, food security, and water quality. He is widely recognized for his excellence in teaching, research, and international engagement; he has worked extensively in educational development and capacity building, water resources, food production, and food security issues around the world. He has published more than 150 articles in journals and conferences and served as Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor for three international journals. His career is marked impressively by over many honors and awards recognizing educational excellence, research excellence, and outstanding service and leadership.

Iman Hakim

University of Arizona, USA

Professor Iman Hakim is the dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona (UA). She is the Mel & Enid Zuckerman Endowed Chair in Public Health and the founding director of the Global Health Institute. She holds joint appointments in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Nutrition Sciences at UA. She has been the Principal Investigator of several clinical trials and she is internationally known for her translational research and work on the role of bioactive food compounds in modulation of oxidative damage, chronic inflammation, and prevention of chronic diseases. She has spoken at numerous national and international conferences. Her research focuses on the role of gene-environment and gene-nutrition interactions in chronic disease prevention.