September 07-09, 2016 | Baltimore | USA
- Submit your presentation at the kiosk at least one hour (1 hr) before your presentation.
- To clearly identify your presentation, please save it with your given & family name as part of the file name i.e. John_smith.ppt.
- Please ensure your first slide is a title slide stating - your name, presentation title and affiliation.
- Please choose the "On screen show" output within the "slide set up" menu when creating your presentation: this option will be checked by the preview technician and may alter the formatting or layout of your slides.
- Video files used in the presentation should be saved to the same storage media as the main .ppt file.
- Slides are easier to read when there is a high contrast between the text and the background.
- Line graphs and simple drawings are more effective than tables of figures.
- The slides must be well-adjusted within the time duration of allocated time of each individual.
- Keep slide transitions simple and consistent.
- Apple Macintosh Users: Certain Mac media formats are not accepted by PowerPoint, like image files in the *.tiff format or movie files in *.mov format, also media files enclosed with QuickTime may not run. Please convert them to *.jpg format for pictures and a Microsoft supported *.mpg or *.avi format for movie files. Apple Keynote or Adobe acrobat users can save their presentations to the *.jpg format and import it in PowerPoint.
- Must display the ID card all the time during conference hours.
- Each poster session author will be provided with a 1 Meter x 1 Meter poster presenting area and mounting pins. Participants are responsible for mounting their posters during the presentation and in removing them as soon as the session ends. Posters left up past that time will be discarded.
- All illustrations, charts, etc., to be posted should be prepared in advance as materials for these purposes will not be available at the meeting site. USG will provide a reasonable supply of push pins, but we suggest authors provide their own if possible.
- Avoid overcrowding figures and cramming too many numbers into tables. Legends and titles should accompany all figures, tables, photographs, etc. in order to allow their immediate identification.
- Try not to stand directly in front of your poster, allow other scientists to view the entire poster. Stand to the side.
- Must display the ID card all the time during conference hours.
DD Innovations Inc., USA
S K Dash is an adjunct professor of Health and Nutritional Sciences at South Dakota State University and Director of Research and President of UAS Laboratories,Inc. He has published more than 30 research papers in scientific journals and spoken at national and international conferences. Dr. Dash is serving the National Probiotic Committee and International Probiotic Association. Dr. Dash is the former Food and Drug Director of South Dakota State. He has been honoured as the distinguished man of the year and received the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Award for his probiotic research and innovations.
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Dilek Heperkan has completed her PhD in Egean University, Turkey. She worked as a researcher for 10 years in TUBITAK, National Research Center. She participated in World Working Party of Mycotoxin (2002-2007). She worked as a visiting scientist in countries such as Belgium, Germany, Netherland and UK. She worked for sabbatical in the USA in 2001. She also gave lectures at Universite de Vigo, Spain by Erasmus Programme in 2007. Recently, she organized 23rd ICFMH FoodMicro 2012 Congress and 14th Mediterranean Phytopathological Congress. She has around 95 published articles. She is currently working at Istanbul Technical University, Food Engineering Department.
San PIO X Hospital, Italy
Franco Vicariotto currently a medical doctor (Ph.D.-medicine), is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and is now senior consultant of San PIO X Hospital of Milan. He has been deputy head of division of Ob/Gyn. of Niguarda Hospital of Milan for almost 20 years where he had conducted important researches in the field of infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. He is one of the founders and Vice-president of the scientific society Esidog Italia (European Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) and the member of the National board of S.I.C. (Italian society of Contraception). He is author of many publications and recognized moderator-spokesman in specialized conferences in Italy and abroad
Department of Pharmacy University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Prof. Antonello Santini, Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences, University of Napoli, Italy, 1992; Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, 1993-1994; National Research Council Fellow, University of Napoli, 1994-1995; Appointed to Faculty, University of Napoli "Federico II", 1994-today: Department of Food Science and since 2012 Department of Pharmacy. Responsible, Virtual Laboratory of research and Education in Food (www.lva.unina.it), 1999-; He has published more than 110 papers in reputed international Journals. Editor in Chief, Food Science and Technology Letters, 2011- ; Editor in Chief of Journal of Food Research, 2012-; Member of the European Food Safety Authority EFSA, ERWG, Parma, Italy; Member of Managing Board, Italian Chemistry Society (SCI) Division of Teaching (DD-SCI), Rome, Italy. His teaching includes Food Chemistry, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Laboratory of Chemistry. His research activity focuses on Food Chemistry; Nutraceuticals; Food contaminants; Mycotoxins and secondary metabolites; Food analysis.
Sao Paulo University, Brazil
Svetoslav Todorov has completed his Ph.D at ENITIAA, Nantes, France and Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria and postdoctoral studies from Stellenbosch University, South Africa and visiting professor at Sao Paulo University, Brazil. He has published more than 110 papers in reputed journals and serving as a member of the editorial board. He is reviewer for more than 80 international journals. He has also delivered various keynotes and plenary lectures both nationally and internationally.
The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Bulgaria
Dr. Svetla DANOVA is a molecular biologist, with a strong background in microbiology and genetic research on medically and industrially important groups of microorganisms. She has graduated and completed her MSc and PhD thesis from Biological Faculty, Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2000 completed a post-doctoral study in ENITIAA and INRA-Nantes, France. Presently she is Assoc. Professor in the Department of General Microbiology, The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology. Since 2008 year Dr. S. Danova is a Head of laboratory "Genetics of lactic acid bacteria & probiotics". Coordinator of 3 national and 2 International projects and Participant in 7 National Project, 3 International Programs and 9 International projects. Author of more than 70 papers on taxonomy, physiology and biological activity of lactic acid bacteria and probiotics, student book "Probiotics" and 3 chapters of book. Supervisor of 4 PhD students and 15 MSc students. Technical external expert – Executive Agency Bulgarian Accreditation service for Accreditation laboratories - Microbiological control of food, feeds, cosmetics, water (EN ISO/IEC 17025; EN ISO/IEC 17020).
Pradeep K Dudeja
University of Illinois, USA
Pradeep K Dudeja is a Professor of Physiology in the Department of Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago and a Senior Research career Scientist at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. His group focuses on pathophysiology of diarrheal diseases as it pertains to infectious & IBD associated diarrhea and to develop better therapeutic interventions. His recent studies have focused on defining the mechanisms underlying potential antidiarrheal effects of probiotics. He has published about ~200 original articles and has been supported by multiple grants from NIH and the Department of Veterans affairs.
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Iryna Sorokulova is the Professor of Microbiology, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA. She received her MS degree in Microbiology from Taras Shevchenko Kiev State University (Ukraine) and Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in Microbiology from the Institute of Microbiology and Virology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. She has received a solid background in formulation and regulation of biological products during the training courses in Bureau of Biologics (Ottawa, Canada) and Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories (Boston, USA). Sorokulova is the author of 74 refereed scientific publications, 4 books, and 23 patents.
Giuseppe Mele is a family pediatrician since 1982 who has devoted his life to improve the quality of life of children promoting vaccines campaigns, healthy eating habits, physical activity, and fighting hard against smoking. Giuseppe Mele is President of Paidòss, National Observatory on Children and Adolescents, Member of the Advisory Committee of AIFA (Italian Medicines Agency) for the pediatric area and founder and President of SIMPe – Italian Society of Pediatricians. The Observatory PAIDÒSS is born from a group of experts in children with the aim of helping to place the health issues of children and adolescents at the center of social and political choices of the Country. It aims to improve lifestyles and health conditions of the population of pediatric patients (0-14 years) over the entire Italian territory, choosing as modus-operandi to involve all the players in the healthcare system. He has collaborated, and he still collaborates, with the Italian Ministry of Health and he has published more than 20 scientific papers.
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Afaf El-Ansary was graduated from biochemistry department, Ain Shams University, Egypt in 1974. Since 2001, she is working as a Professor, Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, KSA. She is member in number of national and international societies and she is recorded as reviewer in many international journals. In recent year she focused on the screening of biochemical markers related to autism, induction of autistic features in rodent model and the role of microbiota- gut-brain axis as an etiological mechanism related to this disorder. She got 95 published papers in high impact factor Journals related to this research interest.
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Ece Gokmen has done her graduation from Food Engineering Department in 2014 and started Master of Science (M.Sc.) for the same department. She had summer internship experiences in TUBITAK – Marmara Research Center in 2011 and Mondelez International in 2012. She is interested to study on microbiological properties of food products during Master of Science, especially on mycotoxins. She also possess good communication skills. She is interested in applying theoretical information to practical cases.
Véronique Demers Mathieu
Laval University, Canada
After a B. Sc. In Food Science with a major in Chemistry (2009) and a M. Sc. in Biochemistry (2011) at Laval University (QC, Canada), Dr. Demers-Mathieu did a Ph.D. in Food Microbiology (2015) at Laval University under the supervision of Dr. Daniel St-Gelais in his laboratory at Food Research and Development (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada). Her doctoral thesis work has focused on the impact of viability & technological properties, anti-inflammatory & anti-obesity effect of new probiotic strains in dairy products. She is actually looking for a postdoctoral position in Microbiology and/or Medicine Molecular from September 2015.
Hasan Ibrahim Kozan
Selcuk University, Turkey
Hasan Ibrahim Kozan has completed his master in food engineering at the age of 25 years from Selcuk University and started PhD in the same field at Selcuk University. His doctoral thesis is based on the survival of probiotics and effect of prebiotics on them. He was the editor of the 3rd Traditional Foods Symposium Book and Symposium Secretary of that even. He has published 20 papers in various journals. He has been working as Research Assistant at the Selcuk University since 2010. He has been Director of Seljuk Academic Research and Thought Centre since 2012 and Corporate Director of Konya Chamber of Food Engineers for 2 years.