Dr. Vinod Kumar Yata
is an interdisciplinary researcher working at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India. Previously, he worked as an Assistant professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He received his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He specializes in interdisciplinary research which includes Nanotechnology, Microfluidics, Animal Biotechnology, Cancer biology and Bioinformatics. He has developed a microfluidic device for the separation of live and motile spermatozoa form cattle semen samples. He opened up a new avenue to prodrug enzyme therapy by introducing the nanocarriers for the delivery of non-mammalian prodrug activating enzymes. He elucidated the structural features and binding interactions of several bio molecules by in silico methods. He has published three books as an editor and one book as an author with Springer Nature publisher. He has published several research papers in peer reviewed international journals and presented papers in several international conferences.
Dr. Ashok Kumar Mohanty is a principal scientist at Animal Biotechnology Centre, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India. His group is involved in various basic and applied research related to animal production systems. His research group has made pioneering contributions in the field of Animal Biotechnology, with emphasis on Gene cloning, Expression and Functional characterization of Animal Proteins, Proteomics in Animal Production, Cell and Molecular Biology and Structural Biology of Proteins. His group has developed a Buffalo Mammary Epithelial cell line for the first time which can be used a model system to understand lactation biology in animal as well as human. His team has also developed a pregnancy diagnostic kit for the early detection of pregnancy cattle and buffalo. His group is also extensively involved in developing low cost technology for semen sexing in cattle. He has organized a number of national and international workshops and international conferences. He is a recipient of several awards which includes, DBT Overseas Associateship by Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India., Jawaharlal Nehru Award (gold medal) by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi for outstanding postgraduate research in the field of Animal Biotechnology and Young Scientist Award sponsored by International union of Crystallography (IUCr) and Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India for attending IUCr congress at Geneva, Switzerland. He is the Fellow of National Academy of Dairy Sciences, India and executive member of proteomics society of India and associate fellow of National Academy of Veterinary Science, India. He has supervised more than 50 graduate, PhD students and post docs. He published more than 200 peer reviewed research and review papers. He has also authored 8 book chapters in the areas of animal and food biotechnology published by in national and international publishers.
Dr. Eric Lichtfouse is a professor of environmental sciences and scientific writing at Aix Marseille University and Xi'an Jiaotong University. He has invented carbon-13 dating, a molecular-level method allowing to study the dynamics of organic compounds in temporal pools of complex environmental media. He has discovered temporal pools of individual substances in complex media such as soils. He is Chief Editor and founder of the journal Environmental Chemistry Letters, and the book series Sustainable Agriculture Reviews and Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World. He is the author of the book Scientific Writing for Impact Factor Journals, which includes an innovative writing tool: the micro-article. He has awards in analytical chemistry and scientific editing.