Farhang Moradi | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Farhang Moradi | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr Farhang Moradi, Iran University of science and Technology, Iran

Farhang Moradi is a dedicated English teacher from Tehran, Iran 📍. He holds a BA and an MA in TEFL from Mohaghegh Ardabili and Iran University of Science and Technology, respectively, both with a perfect GPA of 4.0 🎓. Ranked 4th among MA TEFL students and 127th in the National Entrance Exam for Graduate Studies, Farhang has over 8 years of teaching experience 📚. He is proficient in SPSS and Microsoft Office 💻 and is a native Persian speaker 🗣️. His professional experience includes teaching at various institutes and translating “Untold Stories of War” 📖.

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Education

🎓 With a distinguished academic background in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), He obtained my MA from the Iran University of Science and Technology (2014-2017), achieving an impressive GPA of 4. Prior to this, He earned my BA in TEFL from Mohaghegh Ardabili University in Ardabil (2009-2013). My journey in TEFL education has equipped me with extensive knowledge and skills, laying a strong foundation for my career in language teaching and research. 📚✨

Experience

He started teaching right after my BA, accumulating almost 8 years of experience as an instructor at various levels and institutes. As a CELTA holder, He taught English to pilots and engineers at Shahid Sattari Aeronautical University of Science and Technology as a full-time conscript instructor. Additionally, He served as a spontaneous interpreter at the Tehran Chamber of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture, worked at Respina Talk Institute, and taught at Iran Mehr Language Institute (Janat-Abad and Inghelab branches). I also translated the book “Untold Stories of War” and taught using Top Notch, Touchstone, American Files, Summit, Mindset, Complete IELTS, and New Insight into IELTS books. 📚✈️🌍🔍📖👨‍🏫

Honors and Awards

Ranked 4th among MA TEFL students in 2015 🎓, achieving a remarkable academic standing. In 2014, placed 127th out of over 10,000 competitors in the National Entrance Exam for Public University Graduate Studies 📚. In 2009, secured the 835th position out of 502,344 competitors in the National Entrance Exam for Public University Undergraduate Studies 📖. Also, proudly ranked 1st in undergraduate studies 🥇. These achievements reflect dedication, hard work, and outstanding academic capabilities. 🎉

Research focus

Based on the publications, this researcher primarily focuses on second language acquisition and teacher identity construction. Their work explores how contextual factors and practice influence language teacher identity and effectiveness. Key themes include the impact of practice on teacher identity, strategies for incidental vocabulary learning, and the role of test-wiseness in vocabulary assessments. Their studies contribute to understanding the complexities of language teaching and learning, particularly within diverse educational contexts. 📚🗣️🧠

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Agency in conflict with contextual idiosyncrasies: Implications for second language teacher identity construction

Conceptualising the role of practice level in language teacher identity construction: An identities‐in‐practice study

The Role of Persian Elaboration on Incidental Vocabulary Learning from Reading by EFL Learners

The Use of Test-Wiseness Strategies on Vocabulary Tests Among Intermediate EFL Learners

 

 

Iwona Golonka | Biology and Life Sciences | Hypothesis Achievement Award

Iwona Golonka | Biology and Life Sciences | Hypothesis Achievement Award

Dr Iwona Golonka, Department of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics Pharmaceutical Faculty Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

Iwona Maria Golonka is an assistant professor at Wroclaw Medical University, specializing in Physical Chemistry and Biophysics. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the University of Wrocław and holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry. With over 15 impactful publications and a research focus on antimicrobial peptides and advanced pharmaceutical methods, her work includes significant national and international collaborations. Notable achievements include awards for her research in antimicrobial compounds and patents for innovative drug delivery methods. She has also contributed to academic lectures and conferences globally. 🧪📚🏅

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Education

Dr. Iwona Golonka has been an Assistant Professor at Wroclaw Medical University’s Faculty of Pharmacy since 2003, specializing in Physical Chemistry and Biophysics. With 15 scientific papers boasting a total Impact Factor of 48.378, including a notable 2020 publication with an IF of 9.381, Dr. [Name] has significantly contributed to the field. They also co-authored a script for pharmacy and medical analytics students. Dr. [Name] earned their Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the University of Wrocław in 2006, with a focus on coordination chemistry, following a Master’s degree in Chemistry in 1999. 🧪📚🔬

Presentations

Golonka I. has contributed significantly to the field of chemistry through various presentations. At the Chemistry towards Biology 10 conference in Bratislava (2022), she explored peptide stability in monolayers and Langmuir balance applications in pharmaceutical sciences. Earlier, at the Fifth Informal Conference on Reaction Kinetics and Atmosphere Chemistry (2004), she studied the reactions of nitrogen dioxide with propanols and fluorinated derivatives. Her research on EPR characteristics of metal complexes was presented at the 9th Nordic IHSS Symposium (2003), and she investigated the impact of metal ions on free radicals in humic brown coal at ISEB 15 (2001). 🌟🔬📊

Awards

In 2022, the Rector of the Medical University of Gdańsk awarded a diploma for scientific and team achievements of the 1st degree for the synthesis and assessment of new antimicrobial compounds and fluorescent dyes. Individual awards of II degree were received in 2021, 2020, and 2022 for publications in the JCR database. In 2016, received a 1st degree Team Award for work on physicochemical methods in drug development and a distinction in the Eureka! MZD competition for inventing a flotation tablet. Previous accolades include the 2004 Dr. Emil Niedźwirski Scholarship and multiple team awards in 2007, 2010, and 2016. 🏆📜🔬💡

Research focus

Iwona Golonka’s research focuses on the stability and effectiveness of peptides and antioxidants in various matrices. Her work includes evaluating the decay kinetics of antioxidants in black elderberry, studying the impact of peptides on monolayers, and analyzing peptide stability. Key studies involve examining how newly synthesized peptides affect monolayer stability and antibacterial properties. Golonka’s contributions also cover antioxidant properties in cellulose matrices and interactions with phosphatidylinositol monolayers. Her research integrates aspects of biochemistry and material science, aiming to enhance the understanding and application of peptides and antioxidants in health and industry. 🧬🔬🍇

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Evaluation of Decay Kinetics of Black Elderberry Antioxidants from Fruits and Flowers

Evaluation of the Effect of Antibacterial Peptides on Model Monolayers

Effect of Newly Synthesized Structures of Peptides on the Stability of the Monolayers Formed

Assessment of the Influence of the Selected Range of Visible Light Radiation on the Durability of the Gel with Ascorbic Acid and Its Derivative

Antimicrobial and Antioxidative Activity of Newly Synthesized Peptides Absorbed into Bacterial Cellulose Carrier against Acne vulgaris

Edible alginate/chitosan-based nanocomposite microspheres as delivery vehicles of omega-3 rich oils

The Influence of UV Radiation on the Degradation of Pharmaceutical Formulations Containing Quercetin

Antioxidant and antibacterial activities of omega-3 rich oils/curcumin nanoemulsions loaded in chitosan and alginate-based microbeads

Application of an anionic polymer in the formulation of floating tablets containing an alkaline model drug

Selected physicochemical and biological properties of ethyl ascorbic acid compared to ascorbic acid

Zoia Arshad Awan | Biology and Life Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Zoia Arshad Awan | Biology and Life Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr Zoia Arshad Awan, Teagasc, Food Research Centre, Ashtown. Ireland

Zoia Arshad Awan is a seasoned researcher specializing in plant pathology and horticulture. 🌿 With a Ph.D. from the University of the Punjab, she has significantly contributed to studies on biocontrol of plant pathogens and the improvement of crop productivity. 🌾 As a Research Officer at Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, she leads innovative projects in vertical farming and hydroponics. Previously, she provided technical insights at WWF-Pakistan and contributed to various research roles at the University of the Punjab and The University of Queensland. 🌍 Her extensive publication record includes impactful research in plant disease management and agricultural sustainability. 📚

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Education

Dr. Zoia Arshad Awan earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Plant Pathology) from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Pakistan, with a 3.76/4.00 CGPA. Their thesis focused on the “Antifungal Potential of Bacterial Bioactive Products and Plant Nutrients in Managing Early Blight Disease of Tomato.” They completed their M.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture Plant Pathology with a 3.93/4.00 CGPA, researching “A Polyphasic Approach to the Identification of Aspergillus Section Flavi.” Their B.Sc. (Hons.) in the same field had a 3.51/4.00 CGPA, with a report on “Isolation, Purification, and Identification of Phyto-pathogenic Bacteria and Fungi from Guava Orchards.” 🌱🔬📚

Experience

Dr. Zoia Arshad Awan🌿 is a dedicated researcher with extensive experience in horticulture and sustainable agriculture. Currently serving as a Research Officer at Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre in Dublin, Ireland (02/2023-09/2024), they focus on designing and managing research in protected and semi-protected horticulture. Previously, they worked at WWF-Pakistan (08/2020-02/2023), providing technical inputs and building field research capacity. They also contributed as a Research Assistant at the University of the Punjab, Pakistan (10/2015-02/2020), and gained international experience as a Visiting Researcher at The University of Queensland, Australia (12/2019-10/2019). Their early career includes roles at the First Fungal Culture Bank of Pakistan and as a Research Intern at WMTI, Lahore. 🌱📈

Awards

Awarded the International Research Support Initiative Program (IRSIP) scholarship by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, during Ph.D. studies 🎓. Received the prestigious Doctoral Programme Coordination Committee (DPCC) merit scholarship from the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan 🏅. Completed an MPhil degree with distinction, showcasing exceptional academic performance 🌟. Earned internal merit scholarships during M.Sc. (Hons.) and B.Sc. (Hons.), highlighting a consistent record of excellence and dedication to academic achievements 📚.

Research focus

Based on the listed publications, the research focus of A Shoaib revolves around plant pathology, specifically in developing resistance strategies for tomato plants against early blight disease. The studies explore various approaches such as using antagonistic bacteria, Bacillus subtilis, and different fertilizers to induce disease resistance. Additionally, Shoaib investigates the biochemical and physiological responses of plants to stressors like heavy metals and pathogens, including the role of antioxidant enzymes and exogenous compounds. This research contributes to improving plant health and disease management in agricultural settings. 🌱🦠🔬

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Variations in total phenolics and antioxidant enzymes cause phenotypic variability and differential resistant response in tomato genotypes against early blight disease

Intervention of antagonistic bacteria as a potential inducer of disease resistance in tomato to mitigate early blight

Combating early blight infection by employing Bacillus subtilis in combination with plant fertilizers

Crosstalk of Zn in combination with other fertilizers underpins interactive effects and induces resistance in tomato plant against early blight disease

Macrophomina phaseolina alters the biochemical pathway in Vigna radiata chastened by Zn2+ and FYM to improve plant growth

Exogenous melatonin alleviates cadmium-induced inhibition of growth and photosynthesis through upregulating antioxidant defense system in strawberry

Anti-mycotic potential of Trichoderma spp. and leaf biomass of Azadirachta indica against the charcoal rot pathogen, Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid in …

Chromium tolerance, oxidative stress response, morphological characteristics, and FTIR studies of phytopathogenic fungus Sclerotium rolfsii

Contending charcoal rot disease of mungbean by employing biocontrol Ochrobactrum ciceri and zinc

Antifungal potential of volatiles produced by Bacillus subtilis BS-01 against Alternaria solani in Solanum lycopersicum

Tito Vagni | Social Sciences | Social Sciences Excellence Award

Tito Vagni | Social Sciences | Social Sciences Excellence Award

Prof Tito Vagni, Universitas Mercatorum, Italy

Prof Tito Vagni ha una laurea in Scienze della Comunicazione dall’Università La Sapienza di Roma e due dottorati, uno in Sociologia alla Sorbonne e uno in Comunicazione e Nuove Tecnologie allo IULM. Attualmente insegna Sociologia dei Media presso Universitas Mercatorum, Università di Macerata e Università della Tuscia. Ha ottenuto l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale come Professore di Seconda Fascia. È stato consulente della Commissione Segre e ha insegnato in prestigiose università internazionali. I suoi interessi di ricerca includono media, discorsi d’odio digitali, estetica e gastronomia. Dirige la collana editoriale “Culturologica” e collabora con diverse pubblicazioni. 📚🎓🌍

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Qualification

Nel 2022, ha ottenuto l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN) per le funzioni di professore universitario di Seconda Fascia, valida dal 3 ottobre 2022 al 3 ottobre 2032. Questo riconoscimento è stato conseguito nel Settore Concorsuale 14/C2, che riguarda la Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi. 🎓📚 Questo prestigioso titolo riflette la competenza e la preparazione nel campo della sociologia, specialmente in ambiti legati alla cultura e alla comunicazione, e rappresenta un’importante tappa nella carriera accademica. 🌟

Research focus

Tomas Vagni’s research focuses on the interplay between media, communication, and culture, with a particular emphasis on how digital platforms and media influence social practices and perceptions. His work explores the theoretical and practical dimensions of media consumption, political branding, and the representation of food in media. Vagni’s studies often investigate the implications of media on public imagination and consumption patterns, particularly within the contexts of reality TV, digital activism, and cultural policies. His research includes topics such as “lo-fi politics,” digital influence, and the aesthetics of media representation. 📺🌐🍽️

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Abitare la tv. Teorie, immaginari, reality show

Lo-fi politics. Il brand del politico e lo stile amatoriale in «bassa fedeltà»

L’influenza digitale

Food (is not) porn. Le immagini del cibo e l’orizzonte della scomparsa

La teoria dei media e l’immaginario. Uno studio a partire da Edgar Morin

EXPO 2015: la decrescita da utopia a stile di vita

Servizio pubblico televisivo e politiche culturali della disabilità: modelli di un immaginario consolatorio

Dall’esposizione all’algoritmo. Forme di organizzazione del consumo nelle piattaforme digitali

Comunicazione come consumo. Teorie, modelli e pratiche nello studio dei media

 

Bahareh Abedin | Business Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Bahareh Abedin | Business Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Dr Bahareh Abedin, University of Mazandaran, Iran

🌟 Dr. Bahareh Abedin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Mazandaran. With a Ph.D. in Strategic Management, she specializes in business analysis and strategic planning for SMEs. As Director of Executive Management and Secretary of the University-Industry Relations Committee, she bridges academia and industry. Her research focuses on behavioral strategic management and the industry-academia relationship. Dr. Abedin has supervised numerous HDR students and serves as Internal Manager for the Journal of Sustainable Human Resource Management. Her work includes publications on green HR practices and effective organizational leadership. 📈📚

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📚 Educational 

PhD in Strategic Management from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran.

Experience

Expertise in business analysis, strategic management, and marketing, with prior roles in sales and management consulting.

Research focus

B. Abedin’s research focuses on organizational behavior, leadership, and human resource management, with a particular emphasis on the impact of family functions on family business development. Their work explores strategic issues within organizations, particularly during crises like COVID-19, and includes studies on customer perceptions in marketing and the integration of technology in business practices. Recent contributions involve sustainable human resource management and the role of spiritual intelligence in leadership. Overall, Abedin’s research addresses the intersection of management theory and practical applications in diverse organizational contexts. 📊👨‍💼🌍✨

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Effects of family functions and structural changes on family business development (social capital evidence)

Investigating what determines strategic issues in organizations: A qualitative study

Formation and Identification of Strategic Issues in Organizations: A review and classification of current studies

Investigating Effective Organizational Leadership’s Indicators in Covid19 Crisis Management.

Machine Learning in Behavioral Finance: A Systematic Literature Review.

designing a conceptual model of Talent Turnover among Iranian Organizations: An Exploratory Research in ICT industry

Spiritual Intelligence as a Transformational Tool for Organizational Leaders A Case Study of National Iranian Oil Company

Investigating Customers’ Attitude and Perception toward Mobile Marketing in the ICT Era

Explaining the Relationship between the Perceived Value of Customers of Luxury Car Brands and their Purchasing‎ Behavior in Tehran

Customer Satisfaction Measurement: Through Multi-Criteria Analysis Model (MUSA)

 

Ioannis Chatzilygeroudis | Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence | Best Researcher Award

Ioannis Chatzilygeroudis | Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence | Best Researcher Award

Prof Ioannis Chatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece

Prof. Emeritus at the University of Patras, Greece, with a rich educational background in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (NTUA), Theology (University of Athens), MSc in Information Technology, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence (University of Nottingham). Fluent in Greek and English, he specializes in AI, KR&R, knowledge-based systems, theorem proving, intelligent tutoring, e-learning, machine learning, natural language generation, sentiment analysis, semantic web, and educational robotics. His prolific research includes a PhD thesis, 18 edited volumes, 21 book chapters, 46 journal papers, 115 conference papers, 8 national conference papers, and 14 workshop papers. 📚🤖💻🌐

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Education

📚 From September 1968 to June 1974, completed secondary education, earning a Certificate of High School Graduation in Science. 🎓 Pursued a Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Electronics at the National Technical University of Athens from October 1974 to July 1979. 📜 From February to June 1983, obtained a Certificate of Educational Studies from PATES of SELETE, Greece. 📖 Achieved a Bachelor in Theology from the University of Athens, completed between October 1979 and December 1987. 🎓 Earned an MSc in Information Technology from the University of Nottingham in 1989, followed by a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the same university in 1992. 🧠 Thesis: “Integrating Logic and Objects for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.”

Experience

📘 From Feb. 1982 to June 1982, I served as a part-time lab professor at PALMER Higher School of Electronics in Greece, teaching Electronics Lab. My full-time teaching journey began at TEI of Athens (1982-84), where I covered courses like Electrotechnics and Circuit Theory. My secondary education tenure (1984-92) focused on electrical engineering subjects. I then transitioned to higher education, teaching at TEI of Kozani and Chalkida, and later at the University of Nottingham (1990-92). From 1995-2006, I was a senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Patras, ultimately becoming a professor (2009-2023). Now, I am a Professor Emeritus. 🎓🔬

Projects

From June 1993 to November 1995, I managed the CTI team for the DELTA-CIME project, developing a knowledge-based production control system. I led several initiatives, including the MEDFORM project for multimedia education and the national project for educational software in chemistry. As a senior researcher, I contributed to intelligent systems for tele-education and hybrid knowledge representation. I led multiple European projects like MENUET, AVARES, and TESLA, focusing on innovative education through virtual reality. My work aims to enhance learning experiences across disciplines, involving collaboration with various international partners. 🌍📚💻🎓

Research focus

Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis specializes in artificial intelligence and its applications in various domains, particularly in agriculture and healthcare. His research includes intelligent systems for diagnosing farmed fish diseases, employing deep learning techniques for image analysis, and exploring natural language processing methods. He has contributed significantly to the development of expert systems and reinforcement learning approaches to improve disease prediction in aquaculture. Additionally, his work in sentiment analysis and e-learning demonstrates a commitment to advancing educational technologies and user experience. Hatzilygeroudis’s interdisciplinary approach combines computer science with practical applications, making significant strides in health and environmental management. 🌱🐟💻📊

Publication focus

Using Level-Based Multiple Reasoning in a Web-Based Intelligent System for the Diagnosis of Farmed Fish Diseases

An Integrated GIS-Based Reinforcement Learning Approach for Efficient Prediction of Disease Transmission in Aquaculture

Speech Emotion Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Networks with Attention Mechanism

Expert Systems for Farmed Fish Disease Diagnosis: An Overview and a Proposal

Expert Systems for Farmed Fish Disease Diagnosis: An Overview and a Proposal

A Convolutional Autoencoder Approach for Boosting the Specificity of Retinal Blood Vessels Segmentation

Evaluating Deep Learning Techniques for Natural Language Inference

Andrei Kozlov | Evolutionary Biology | Best Researcher Award

Andrei Kozlov | Evolutionary Biology | Best Researcher Award

Prof Andrei Kozlov, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics RAS, Russia

Prof. Andrei Kozlov is the Chief of the Lab of Gene Neofunctionalization at the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics RAS and the Director of The Biomedical Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. He also heads the Kozlov Laboratory of Theoretical Biology at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Born on May 22, 1950, in St. Petersburg, he earned his M.Sci. in Biochemistry from Leningrad State University and his Ph.D. from the Petrov Research Institute of Oncology. With extensive research in molecular virology and oncology, he has significantly contributed to HIV and cancer research. Prof. Kozlov is married with three children. 📚🔬👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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Education

In 1972, I earned my M.Sci. in Biochemistry from the Chair of Biochemistry at Leningrad State University, Leningrad, Russia. 🧬 From 1972 to 1975, I pursued my Ph.D. at the Petrov Research Institute of Oncology in St. Petersburg, Russia, focusing on the biochemistry of nucleic acids in both normal and malignant tissues. My Ph.D. thesis was titled “A comparative study of low molecular weight nuclear RNAs in normal and tumor tissues.” 📚 Between 1978 and 1979, I underwent postdoctoral research training in the Lab of Tumor Cell Biology under Dr. R. C. Gallo at the NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA, specializing in molecular oncovirology. 🔬

Experience

In 1981, I began my career as a Molecular Biology Lecturer at the prestigious Boarding School №45 for especially talented children, attached to St. Petersburg State University. From 1983 to 1987, I lectured on the Biochemistry of nucleic acids at the university’s Department of Biochemistry. I founded and served as Deputy Director of the MPH Program at St. Petersburg State University from 2005 to 2012, where I also lectured on HIV/AIDS Epidemiology & Prevention. Since 2012, I’ve been the Founder and Chief of the St. Petersburg Seminar on Molecular and Evolutionary Biology. Between 2018 and 2019, I was a Professor in the Department of Medical Physics at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, and since 2019, I have served as a High School Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Systems and Biotechnology. 🌟📚

Honors

From 1992 to 2010, a Fellowship at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was the foundation for many notable achievements. During this time, the annual international conference “AIDS, Cancer and Public Health” was established, and 19 conferences were chaired. Notable positions included advisory roles to the Russian parliament on HIV legislation (1994-1995), coordination of the Russian HIV Vaccine Project (1998-2002), and serving on various advisory boards. Numerous awards were received, such as the Russian National Chumakov Award (1999) and the Vernadsky Award (2005). The Vavilov Prize (2020) recognized contributions to cancer and HIV research. 🧬🏅🌍

Research focus

It seems you’re interested in the research focus of A.P. Kozlov. Based on the list of publications provided, Kozlov’s research primarily revolves around the evolutionary and developmental biology (evo-devo) of gene expression, the role of tumors in evolution, and the relationship between normal and tumor-like organs. Kozlov’s work integrates aspects of molecular evolution, gene expression patterns in cancer, and the emergence of novel cell types during evolution. Notably, Kozlov explores the theory of “carcino-evo-devo,” which posits a significant evolutionary role for hereditary tumors. This interdisciplinary approach spans genomics, oncology, and evolutionary biology, shedding light on the complexity of developmental processes and cancer evolution. 🧬🔬🦠📊

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Diagrams Describing the Evolution of Gene Expression, the Emergence of Novel Cell Types During Evolution, and Evo-devo

Carcino-Evo-Devo, A Theory of the Evolutionary Role of Hereditary Tumors

The Theory of Carcino-Evo-Devo and Its Non-Trivial Predictions

Mammalian tumor-like organs. 2. Mammalian adipose has many tumor features and obesity is a tumor-like process

Mammalian tumor-like organs. 1. The role of tumor-like normal organs and atypical tumor organs in the evolution of development

Biological Computation and Compatibility Search in the Possibility Space as the Mechanism of Complexity Increase During Progressive Evolution

Erratum: Evolutionarily novel genes are expressed in transgenic fish tumors and their orthologs are involved in development of progressive traits in humans (Infectious Agents and Cancer (2019) 14 (46) DOI: 10.1186/s13027-019-0262-5)

Evolutionarily novel genes are expressed in transgenic fish tumors and their orthologs are involved in development of progressive traits in humans

Oncogenes, tumor suppressor and differentiation genes represent the oldest human gene classes and evolve concurrently

The increase of the magnitude of spontaneous viral blips in some participants of phase II clinical trial of therapeutic optimized HIV DNA vaccine candidate

 

 

 

Fentahun Admassu Yayeh | Social Impact of Scientific Discoveries | Best Researcher Award

Fentahun Admassu Yayeh | Social Impact of Scientific Discoveries | Best Researcher Award

Mr Fentahun Admassu Yayeh, Amhara Management Institute, Ethiopia

Fentahun Admassu Yayeh 🎓 is a seasoned professional dedicated to community-based development, aiming to enhance food security and livelihoods for vulnerable populations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Bahir Dar University (2007), a Master’s in Development Economics from Civil Service University (2013), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Governance at Amhara Leadership Academy. His extensive experience includes leadership roles at the Regional Cooperatives Promotion Agency, focusing on financial cooperatives development and rural financial intermediation. Proficient in advanced Microsoft applications and statistical software, Fentahun is also a published researcher in social capital and economic development. 📚💼

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Education

He earned my Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2007 from Bahir Dar University in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia 🎓. In 2013, I pursued a Master’s degree in Development Economics at Civil Service University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 🎓. Currently, He a Ph.D. student in Political Economy and Governance at Amhara Leadership Academy in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia 🎓. He academic journey reflects my dedication to understanding and influencing economic and political structures in my country 🌍.

Work Experience

From January 9, 2017, to February 24, 2020, I served as the Financial Cooperatives Development Directorate Director at the Regional Cooperatives Promotion Agency. My role involved providing strategic direction and technical oversight, assessing cooperatives’ needs, and developing a monitoring and evaluation framework 📊. I also prepared business plans, annual work, and budgets, and disbursed budgets to zones and woredas. Previously, from May 25, 2014, to January 8, 2017, I coordinated the Rural Financial Intermediation Programme 🌱, establishing international partnerships, implementing MIS, and liaising with various organizations. My earlier roles included cooperatives promotion expert and RUFIP Monitoring and Evaluation Expert 📈.

Research Experience

Fentahun Admassu Yayeh and Wondaferahu Mulugeta Demissie (2024) examine the crucial role of social capital in poverty reduction in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia in their study published in the African Journal of Commercial Studies. They argue that strengthening community networks and mutual trust can significantly alleviate poverty. In another paper, Yayeh and Mulugeta, along with Wuhibegezer Ferede (2024), explore the complex relationship between social capital and economic development in Ethiopia, as detailed in the Forum for Social Economics. They discuss how social ties can influence economic growth. Furthermore, Yayeh and Mulugeta (2024) analyze the economic performance of financial cooperatives in the Amhara Region through the lens of social capital in Technium EconomiA. In an earlier work, Yayeh (2021) discusses the effectiveness of focus group discussions as a data collection method in economics in the Daagu International Journal of Basic & Applied Research. Finally, Yayeh addresses the significant impacts of COVID-19 on Ethiopia’s manufacturing and service sectors in a 2020 report, highlighting the pandemic’s disruptions and challenges. 📉🏭🌐

Professional Certification 🏅

Fentahun holds several professional certifications, including strategic leadership, corporate governance, and rural financial cooperatives. His training as a master facilitator and a trainer of trainers underscores his commitment to capacity development and knowledge dissemination.

Research focus

Fentahun Admassu Yayeh’s research primarily focuses on economic development, social capital, and the impacts of socio-economic factors in Ethiopia. His studies include the relationship between social capital and economic performance, particularly in financial cooperatives in the Amhara region 🌍, the broader economic development dynamics in Ethiopia 💹, the effects of COVID-19 on various sectors of the Ethiopian economy 🦠📉, and the influence of religion on household saving behavior 💰🙏. Additionally, he explores methodologies in economic data collection, such as focus group discussions 🗣️📊. His work often intersects economics, social science, and development studies.

Publication top notes

Social Capital and Economic Performance of Financial Cooperatives: Evidence from the Amhara Region

Debating the Relationship Between Social Capital and Economic Development in Ethiopia

Focus Group Discussion as a data collection tool in Economics

The Impact of Religion on Household Saving Behavior

 

Mediatrice NIYONSABA | Qualitative Hypotheses | Best Paper Award

Mediatrice NIYONSABA | Qualitative Hypotheses | Best Paper Award

Mrs Mediatrice NIYONSABA, Rwanda Biomedical center, Rwanda

Mediatrice Niyonsaba is a dedicated health professional and researcher. Currently a second-year Master’s student in Epidemiology at the University of Rwanda, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anesthesia from the same institution. Since 2012, she has served as an anesthesia clinical officer at RBC/SAMU 🚑. Her research includes co-authoring a study on motorcycle crash epidemiology in Kigali and assisting in several projects, including those on anemia in trauma, substance abuse screening, and the impact of COVID-19 on CNS injuries. She is the lead author of a study on mHealth tools in prehospital care, published in the African Journal of Emergency Medicine 📚.

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Education

Since November 2021, she have been pursuing a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences 📚. I previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anesthesia from the same university (2015-2017) 🎓. My professional journey includes working as an anesthesia clinical officer at RBC/SAMU (Service d’Aide Medicale d’Urgence) since November 2012 🏥. Before that, I taught Biology at SAKE Secondary School from January to November 2009 👩‍🏫.

Experience

Since January 2019, I’ve been part of the SAMU team collaborating with Utah University to develop and pilot test a mobile health communication tool (912 m Health tool) aimed at enhancing emergency medical services 🚑. I co-authored “Epidemiology and prehospital care of motorcycle crashes in Kigali, Rwanda,” published in November 2019 🏍️. From January to April 2020, I was a research assistant for the Kigali Anemia in Trauma and Transfusion Study at CHUK 🏥. Between August 2020 and September 2021, I assisted in adapting screening instruments for detecting alcohol and drug abuse in Rwanda using ACASI 🍷💊. In late 2021, I contributed to research on the impact of COVID-19 on CNS injury treatment and outcomes 🧠. Recently, I authored “Challenges and opportunities to improve efficiency and quality of prehospital emergency care using an m Health platform,” published in the African Journal of Emergency Medicine in September 2023 📚.

Research focus

Dr. Sharmistha Jayaraman’s research focuses primarily on improving prehospital emergency care and trauma management in low-resource settings, particularly in Rwanda. Her studies encompass various aspects of emergency medical services (EMS), including challenges in locating emergency scenes 🚑, enhancing efficiency through m Health platforms 📱, neurotrauma management 🧠, and the epidemiology of trauma, such as motorcycle crashes 🏍️. Additionally, Dr. Jayaraman investigates the initial management of traumatic brain injuries and factors influencing HIV testing among emergency patients. Her work aims to improve healthcare outcomes by addressing critical gaps in prehospital care and emergency response systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Publication top notes

Challenges Locating the Scene of Emergency: A Qualitative Study of the EMS System in Rwanda

Challenges and opportunities to improve efficiency and quality of prehospital emergency care using an mHealth platform: Qualitative study in Rwanda

Trends in Neurotrauma Epidemiology, Management, and Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Kigali, Rwanda

Factors associated with HIV testing among patients seeking emergent injury care in Kigali, Rwanda

The Initial Prehospital Management of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Kigali, Rwanda

The epidemiology and prehospital care of motorcycle crashes in a sub-Saharan African urban center

Data-driven prehospital training to decrease motorcycle crash deaths in a Sub-Saharan African urban center

 

Social Sciences Excellence Award

Social Sciences Excellence Award

Introduction:

Welcome to the Social Sciences Excellence Award, recognizing outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of social sciences. This prestigious award celebrates individuals or teams who have made significant advancements in understanding human behavior, society, and culture.

About the Award:

The Social Sciences Excellence Award honors scholars, researchers, and practitioners who have demonstrated excellence in the social sciences. From pioneering research to impactful community initiatives, this award celebrates endeavors that deepen our understanding of human societies and contribute to positive social change.

Eligibility:

  • Open to individuals and teams worldwide
  • No age limits
  • Candidates must have made notable contributions to the field of social sciences
  • Qualifications may include relevant degrees, professional experience, or demonstrated expertise in social science research or practice
  • Publications, research papers, or other scholarly works are encouraged

Recurrence:

Annual

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Significance and originality of contributions to the field
  • Methodological rigor and soundness of research
  • Impact on advancing knowledge and understanding in social sciences
  • Relevance and applicability of findings to real-world issues

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit a detailed description of the contributions or achievements in the social sciences
  • Provide evidence of impact, such as publications, research outputs, or testimonials
  • Include any relevant publications, research papers, or other supporting documentation
  • Follow the specified format and submission deadlines

Recognition:

Recipients of the Social Sciences Excellence Award receive a prestigious certificate, public recognition through various channels, and opportunities for further collaboration and support from academic and professional networks.

Community Impact:

The Social Sciences Excellence Award aims to inspire and empower individuals and organizations to address pressing social challenges and foster positive social change. By recognizing and promoting excellence in social science research and practice, this award contributes to building a more informed, inclusive, and equitable society.

Biography:

Applicants are invited to provide a brief biography highlighting their contributions to the social sciences, relevant experience, and notable achievements in the field.

Abstract and Supporting Files:

Include a comprehensive abstract summarizing the contributions or achievements in the social sciences, including objectives, methodology, findings, and implications. Supporting files such as research papers, publications, or project reports can enhance the submission and demonstrate the impact and significance of the work.