2024 International Symposium on Agricultural Engineering and Biology (ISAEB 2024)

Publication Chair

Publication Chairs

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Prof. Hossain M. Zabed

Guangzhou University, China

Prof. Hossain M. Zabed is currently working as a Professor in Guangzhou University, China. His research field is applied biotechnology with the research interest in Synthetic biology to produce biofuels and commodity chemicals from waste and biomass streams, particularly lignocellulosic, bioenergy-derived, and food wastes.  He works on enzyme and strain engineering to develop robust biocatalysts and bioprocess engineering. Some examples of his current and previous research focuses are (1) rate-limiting enzyme engineering and fine-tuning their expression levels; (2) modulating model and non-model strains; (3) pathway engineering for redox balance and metabolic flux balance; (4) microbial tolerance improvement using genome minimization and global transcription machinery engineering (GTME); (5) elucidation of the genetic basis of tolerance and biosynthesis using omics-based technologies; and (6) exploitation of cell-based or cell-free cascade biocatalysis through enzyme immobilization. Based on his research experience, his future research plan is to work on the key issues of synthetic biology and extend his research area to synthetic biology-mediated natural products, therapeutics, and bioactive materials by developing novel biocatalysts and exploring advanced technologies.



Prof. Ajaya Kumar Singh

Government VYT PG Autonomous College, Durg (Chhattisgarh), India

Dr. A. K. Singh did his D.Phil. in Chemistry from the University of Allahabad, Allahabad India. Dr. Singh is currently working as a Professor of Chemistry at Govt. VYT PG Autonomous College, Durg (Chhattisgarh) India. His research interest includes synthesis and characterization of nano-crystalline solid thin films, nano-oxides, Quantum dots, and their application, Perovskite materials for solar cell, Heterogeneous Fenton’s process for the removal of various pollutants (dyes and drugs), Adsorption/removal of heavy metal ions, the biological activity of nanomaterials, photocatalysts, etc. Dr. Singh has appointed as Honorary Research Fellow in School of Chemistry &Physics,KwaZulu Natal University,Durban,South Africa. He has published more than 165 research papers in peer-reviewed Journals and also published more than 15 book chapters in international repute. He serves as a reviewer of many reputed international journals (Elsevier, Wiley, American Chemical Society, Springer, Royal Chemical Society, Taylor, and Francis). and is also a member of various National and International Chemical Societies. Recently, he became the elected member of the National Academy of Sciences India (MNASI) Allahabad, India. 

He has completed four research projects funded by Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology (CCOST) Raipur, University Grants Commission, New Delhi (India). Dr. Singh has received a project entitled “Ultrahigh-Efficiency lead-free Perovskite solar Cells” under the scheme India-Bulgaria Bilateral Scientific and Technological Cooperation, funded by the Department of Science & Technology (International Bilateral Co-operation Division).


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Assoc. Prof. Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim

Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

Dr. Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Pretoria, South Africa (2 years) and another fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) conducted at National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan for 1.5 years. His research is mainly focused on the molecular biology, biotherapeutics, drug design and discovery targeting trypanosomiasis, malaria and type 2 diabetes which culminated into >100 scientific articles and >40 presentations at conferences/seminars in different parts of the globe. Dr. Ibrahim has provided leadership by successfully supervising 12 MSc and 3 PhD candidates to completion. In 2018, he was awarded the Young Scientist Program fellowship of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Seoul, South Korea. He also received travel grants of the American Society for Cell Biology in collaboration with Carnegie Corporation of New York as well as travel grants from United States National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, World Conference on Research Integrity among others. He was also a recipient of competitive doctoral grants from University of KwaZulu Natal, Institution-based research grant from TETFUND, Nigeria and National Research Foundation (NRF) grant by TETFUND, Nigeria, as the principal investigator. He is currently the President of the Nigerian Young Academy (2021 – 2023), a fellow of African Science Literacy Network and an editor/reviewer to many international journals. He is greatly involved in science communication and public engagement for scientific awareness using radio programmes, webinars and online magazines/newspapers publications. 

He was elected as an Affiliate Member of the AAS for his contribution to drug design and discovery through the use of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology tools.


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Assoc. Prof. Chen Nanguang

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr Nanguang CHEN is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2000 from Tsinghua University. He also received his MSc in Physics (Peking University) and BSc in Electrical Engineering (Hunan University) in 1994 and 1988, respectively. He joined the Optical and Ultrasound Imaging Lab at the University of Connecticut in 2000 as a postdoctoral fellow and became an Assistant Research Professor in 2002. Since 2004, he has been a faculty member with NUS. His research interests include diffuse optical tomography, optical coherence tomography, and multi-dimensional fluorescence microscopy, and laser speckle imaging. He has published more than 200 papers and holds five international patents.