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. 🌱🦠🔬

Publication top notes

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

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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Education

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

Surya Chelikani | Quantitative Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Surya Chelikani | Quantitative Hypotheses | Best Researcher Award

Dr Surya Chelikani, Quinnipiac University, United States

Dr. Surya Chelikani is an accomplished educator and researcher in finance, specializing in corporate finance, asset pricing, and market microstructure. With a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, he serves as an Associate Professor at Quinnipiac University. His expertise extends to both academic and corporate realms, with prior experience in engineering and consultancy. Dr. Chelikani’s research investigates topics such as market integration and regulatory impacts on financial markets. Recognized for his teaching excellence, he has received prestigious awards and consistently high evaluations. 📚💼🏅

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Education

After completing a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Andhra University (India) in 1981, I pursued an M.B.A in General Management from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2003. Building upon this foundation, I obtained my Ph.D. in Finance from Oklahoma State University in 2010. 🎓 This educational journey reflects a diverse range of interests and expertise, blending technical skills with financial acumen. From engineering principles to the intricacies of financial markets, each step has contributed to a well-rounded perspective and a dedication to continuous learning and growth.

Experience

As an academic, I’ve dedicated years to teaching and shaping minds. Beginning as an Instructor at Oklahoma State University, I’ve covered various financial courses, earning commendable teaching evaluations. My journey progressed to Quinnipiac University, where I advanced from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Alongside academia, I’ve also ventured into the corporate realm. As a partner in multiple enterprises spanning cold welding, systems programming, and consultancy for cement plants, I’ve honed practical insights that complement my academic endeavors. Balancing academia with real-world experience has enriched my professional journey, ensuring a holistic approach to education. 📚💼

Awards

In the realm of academia, achievements often serve as milestones of dedication and excellence. Such is the case for Surya Chelikani, whose academic journey has been adorned with accolades. Notably,  clinched the coveted Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate award in Finance, an honor bestowed upon  in both 2006 and 2007—a feat unmatched by any other recipient. Securing a four-year assistantship from the Department of Finance further underscores [his/her/their] commitment and proficiency. [His/Her/Their] consistent presence on the President’s List throughout  MBA years reflects [his/her/their] unwavering academic prowess. Membership in esteemed societies like Delta Mu Delta and the Golden Key national honor society epitomizes scholarly excellence and distinction. 🎓

Research focus

S Chelikani’s research primarily focuses on financial economics, particularly in areas related to market efficiency, regulatory impacts, and financial contagion. Chelikani has explored the effects of regulatory changes such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Regulation Fair Disclosure on market integration and efficiency. Additionally, their work delves into the implications of financial crises, such as the 2008 financial crisis, on various financial sectors, including the Turkish financial sector and hedge funds. Their studies often employ quantitative methods like cointegration analysis to examine market dynamics and investor behavior.

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Publication top notes

Financial crisis and contagion: The effects of the 2008 financial crisis on the Turkish financial sector

The impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on market efficiency: evidence from mergers and acquisitions activity

GASB mandatory disclosure rules and municipal bond yield spreads

Implied volatility spread and stock mispricing

The Hedge Fund Industry’s Market Timing Ability and Role in Financial Contagion: Evidence from the Strategic Response to the 2008 Financial Crisis

The Effect of Regulation Fair Disclosure on Market Integration

Past stock returns and the MAX effect

Volatility feedback effect and risk-return tradeoff

The impact of insider ownership level on equity market timing decisions

State-dependent intertemporal risk-return tradeoff: Further evidence

Revisiting the ICAPM under the distortion of risk–return tradeoff in short‐horizon stock returns

Cointegration Analysis of the Effect of Decimalization on Market Equilibrium and Price Discovery