Speakers

Dra. Natalie Ferry

Dra. Natalie Ferry

PhD at the University of Newcastle working on the environmental impact of GM crops. Postdoctoral scientist at Newcastle University for 6 years. Senior Lecturer at The University of Salford. Her research focuses on: novel lignocellulose degrading enzymes, production of recombinant proteins, enzyme-nanoparticle conjugates, plant peptides, investigating plant-insect interactions at the molecular level.


Dr. Dennis Eriksson, SLU Alnarp, Sweden

Dr. Dennis Eriksson

PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding. Research on the governance of plant genetic resources. Postdoc stays at Copenhagen University/Denmark, SLU Alnarp/Sweden and the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO)/Belgium. Currently working with policy-related issues of plant biotechnology and genetic resources and leading an EU-funded COST Action on plant genome editing with +330 participants from 36 European countries.


Dr. Marino Morikawa

Marino Morikawa

Dr. Marino Morikawa, Postdoctor and Ph.D in environmental studies, M.Sc in bioresources and environmental technology, with wide experience in recovery of natural habitats, treatments of contaminated water and solid waste. International consultant and project manager in the environmental, industrial and commercial field. Skill in planning, organization, decision making and lecturer in the environmental specialty.


Dr. Ram Prasad

Dr. Ram Prasad

Ram Prasad, Ph.D. is associated with Department of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar, India. His research interest includes applied microbiology, plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than one hundred fifty publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles & book chapters and five patents issued or pending, and edited or authored several books. Dr. Prasad has twelve years of teaching experience and has been awarded the Young Scientist Award (2007) & Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal (2009) by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB fellowship (2010) by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators, USA (2014); Outstanding Scientist Award (2015) in the field of Microbiology by Venus International Foundation; BRICPL Science Investigator Award (ICAABT-2017) and Research Excellence Award (2018). He has been serving as editorial board members: Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Nutrition, Phyton- International Journal of Experimental Botany; including Series editor of Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences, Springer Nature, USA. Previously, Dr. Prasad served as Assistant Professor Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India; Visiting Assistant Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, United States and Research Associate Professor at School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, China.


PhD. Terri A. Long

PhD Terri A Long

Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, NCSU.
Dr. Long is an Associate Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology at North Carolina State University. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the UNC-Chapel Hill. As a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Georgia, her graduate work focused on photosynthesis. Dr. Long completed her postdoctoral work at Duke University, where she characterized regulators of the iron deficiency response in plants. In 2010 she was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she continued her work on iron homeostasis in plants before joining the faculty at NCSU as an Assistant Professor in 2011. Using molecular biology, systems biology, engineering approaches, and nanofiber technology her research at NCSU continues to focus on understanding iron response in plants.