Rasim Mogulkoc | Experimental Design | Best Researcher Award

Rasim Mogulkoc | Experimental Design | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr Rasim Mogulkoc, Selcuk University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Rasim Mogulkoc, born March 20, 1967, in Gürün (Sivas), is a distinguished professor at Selcuk University Faculty of Medicine since August 2010. Specializing in endocrinology, cardiovascular physiology, neuroscience, apoptosis, and ischemia-reperfusion, he has led numerous BAP projects and supervised several doctoral and master’s theses. Fluent in English (KPDS-80), he is married with a daughter. 📚🔬

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Born on March 20, 1967, in Gürün (Sivas), I completed my primary, secondary, and high school education locally before graduating from Fırat University in 1991. Following this, I pursued doctoral studies from 1993 to 1997.

Research focus

Based on AK Baltaci’s published papers, his research primarily focuses on the roles of trace elements like zinc and magnesium in physiological systems, particularly in endocrinology and neurochemistry. His studies investigate how these elements affect hormone levels, oxidative stress, and neurological functions. Baltaci explores diverse topics such as the impact of zinc deficiency, supplementation effects on oxidative markers, and the interplay of trace elements with thyroid hormones. His work contributes to understanding the biochemical mechanisms underlying health and disease, emphasizing applications in sports physiology and neurodegenerative conditions. 🧬🔬

Publication top notes

Molecular mechanisms of early and late LTP\

Effects of magnesium supplementation on testosterone levels of athletes and sedentary subjects at rest and after exhaustion

Effects of zinc deficiency and supplementation on malondialdehyde and glutathione levels in blood and tissues of rats performing swimming exercise

Opposite effects of zinc and melatonin on thyroid hormones in rats

Changes in the serum levels of trace elements before and after the operation in thyroid cancer patients

The roles of flavonols/flavonoids in neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation

Zinc supplementation ameliorates electromagnetic field-induced lipid peroxidation in the rat brain

Leptin and zinc relation: in regulation of food intake and immunity

Effects of magnesium supplementation on blood parameters of athletes at rest and after exercise

Effect of zinc supplementation on antioxidant activity in young wrestlers

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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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 👩‍🏫.


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


Elsbeth Stern | Hypothesis Fundamentals | Best Researcher Award

Elsbeth Stern | Hypothesis Fundamentals | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr Elsbeth Stern, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern 🎓 is a renowned cognitive psychologist specializing in STEM education and learning processes. She holds a Habilitation from LMU Munich 🇩🇪 and a PhD from the University of Hamburg. 📘 Since 2006, she has been a Professor at ETH Zurich 🇨🇭, focusing on the cognitive aspects of learning and teaching. Stern’s research explores how knowledge is acquired and applied, especially in science and mathematics 🧠🔬. She has received numerous accolades, including the Franz Emanuel Weinert Prize 🏅, and actively contributes to advancing educational psychology globally. 🌍📚

Publication profile

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Born in 1958, I embarked on my academic journey in psychology, beginning with my studies at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, from 1977 to 1980 📚. I then continued at the University of Hamburg, where I completed my Diploma in Psychology in 1982 🎓. After furthering my expertise, I earned my Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. phil.) in Psychology from the University of Hamburg in 1986 🧠. My dedication to the field culminated in 1994 with a Habilitation in Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, marking a significant milestone in my academic career 🎓🔬.


In 2022, a Festschrift titled “Wie guter Unterricht intelligentes Wissen schafft” was published in honor of Elsbeth Stern, celebrating her significant contributions to educational psychology and instructional design 📘. Her research underscores how effective teaching fosters deep, intelligent knowledge 🌟. Stern’s excellence was also recognized in 2018 when she received the Franz Emanuel Weinert Prize from the German Society for Psychology, highlighting her groundbreaking work in the field 🏆. Additionally, in 2015, Stern’s achievements were further acknowledged with her election as a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences Mainz/Germany, marking her as a distinguished scholar in her domain 📜.


🎓Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern  a distinguished figure in the field of educational psychology, has embarked on a prolific journey spanning several prestigious institutions across Europe. Since 2006, they have held the esteemed position of Professor for Research on Learning and Instruction at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to this, they served as a Senior Research Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, from 1997 to 2006. Their academic voyage includes notable stints as a professor and researcher at esteemed institutions such as the University of Leipzig, Technical University Berlin, and University of Hamburg, marking a career dedicated to unraveling the intricacies of human learning and cognition.

Publication research

Elena Stern’s research focuses on the intersection of educational psychology, neuroscience, and pedagogy 🧠📚. She investigates how teachers’ beliefs impact student achievement gains, the development of mathematical competence, and the effectiveness of instructional support within constructivist learning environments. Stern also explores individual differences in cognitive abilities such as mathematical competence and chess expertise, and she delves into the role of situational context in problem-solving. Her work bridges theory and practice, aiming to inform educational strategies that optimize learning outcomes across diverse student populations.

Publication top notes

The nature of teachers’ pedagogical content beliefs matters for students’ achievement gains: Quasi-experimental evidence from elementary mathematics.

Conscious and unconscious strategy discoveries: A microgenetic analysis.

Effects of instructional support within constructivist learning environments for elementary school students’ understanding of” floating and sinking.”

Individual differences in mathematical competence predict parietal brain activation during mental calculation

Why mind, brain, and education? Why now

Superior performance and neural efficiency: The impact of intelligence and expertise

The developmental relations between conceptual and procedural knowledge: A multimethod approach.

What makes certain arithmetic word problems involving the comparison of sets so difficult for children?

Improving cross-content transfer in text processing by means of active graphical representation

Die Entwicklung des mathematischen Verständnisses im Kindesalter

Lernen macht intelligent: Warum Begabung gefördert werden muss

Individual differences in chess expertise: A psychometric investigation

The cognitive perspective on learning: Ten cornerstone findings

Deutscher Mathematiktest für vierte Klassen (Demat 4+)

Pedagogy meets neuroscience

Die Förderung von naturwissenschaftlichem Verständnis bei Grundschulkindern durch Strukturierung der Lernumgebung

A validation of eye movements as a measure of elementary school children’s developing number sense

The role of situational context in solving word problems

When intelligence loses its impact: Neural efficiency during reasoning in a familiar area

Lehr-Lern-Forschung und Neurowissenschaften: Erwartungen, Befunde und Forschungsperspektiven





Hypothesis Achievement Award

Hypothesis Achievement Award


Welcome to the Hypothesis Achievement Award, a prestigious recognition honoring individuals who have made groundbreaking advancements through their innovative hypotheses and research endeavors.

About the Award:

The Hypothesis Achievement Award celebrates individuals who have demonstrated exceptional creativity, insight, and impact in formulating and validating hypotheses that have significantly contributed to advancing knowledge and understanding in their respective fields.


  • Age limits: None
  • Qualification: Researchers and scholars from any discipline
  • Publications: Evidence of hypothesis-driven research and publications in reputable journals
  • Requirements: Must have developed and validated a hypothesis that has led to significant advancements in their field

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Originality and novelty of the hypothesis
  • Evidence of hypothesis validation and impact
  • Contribution to advancing knowledge and understanding
  • Creativity and innovation in hypothesis formulation and testing

Submission Guidelines:

  • Nomination by peers, institutions, or self-nomination
  • Submission of a detailed dossier outlining the hypothesis, its validation, and the impact of the research
  • Inclusion of supporting documents such as publications, patents, and awards


Recipients of the Hypothesis Achievement Award are honored with a prestigious ceremony and receive widespread recognition within the research community and beyond.

Community Impact:

The award not only celebrates individual achievements but also serves as a catalyst for inspiring future researchers to explore new hypotheses and push the boundaries of knowledge.


A comprehensive biography highlighting the recipient's research journey, hypothesis development, and impact on their field will be featured prominently in award materials.

Abstract and Supporting Files:

Submissions should include an abstract summarizing the hypothesis, its validation, and the impact of the research, along with supporting files demonstrating the significance and depth of the work.