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Scientific Program

Plenary Talks

Abstract

Electrical stimulation (ES) is a widely used therapeutic treatment strategy. It showed significantly positive results in treating a variety of diseases, biological disorders, and neurological problems. Today, the emergence of wearable devices is rapidly reshaping the development of medical devices, pushing them from conventional bulky and rigid silicon electronics to flexible and primarily polymer-based systems. Among many types of functions, nanogenerators are developed as a unique device for converting biomechanical energy into electrical pulses. In addition to applying it directly as a power source, this pulsed electricity can be applied directly as a ES signal for therapeutic treatment. In our recent research, we successfully implemented such an electromechanical system for skin wound healing and vagus nerve stimulation for obesity control. An electrical stimulation bandage was developed by integrating a flexible nanogenerator and a pair of dressing electrodes on a flexible substrate. Rat studies demonstrated rapid closure of a full-thickness rectangular skin wound within 3 days as compared to 12 days of usual contraction-based healing processes in rodents. From in vitro studies, the accelerated skin wound healing was attributed to the electric field-facilitated fibroblast migration, proliferation and transdifferentiation. In another work, an implanted vagus nerve stimulation system was developed. The device comprises a flexible and biocompatible nanogenerator that is attached on the surface of stomach. It generates biphasic electric pulses in responsive to the peristalsis of stomach. The electric signals generated by this device stimulates the vagal afferent fibers to reduce food intake and achieve weight control. This strategy is successfully demonstrated on rat models. Within 100 days, the average body weight is controlled at 350 g, 38% less than the control groups. Both results bring a new concept in electrical therapeutic technology that is battery-free, self-activated and directly responsive to body activities.

Biography

Xudong Wang is a professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Wisconsin – Madison. He received his PhD degree from Georgia Tech in 2005. His current research interests include understanding the coupling effect between piezoelectric polarization and semiconductor functionalities, and studying the growth mechanisms and developing assembly techniques of oxide nanostructures for mechanical and solar energy harvesting. He has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals, contributed 9 book chapters in his research field, and holds 7 patents/provisional patents on oxide nanostructures and nanomaterial-enhanced energy harvesting. His publications have been cited over 10,000 times by peers and his current h-index is 45. He is the recipient of NSF CAREER Award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, Ross Coffin Purdy Award, and Technology Review Young Innovators Under 35 Award.

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Xudong Wang / University of Wisconsin
USA

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Biography

Salvador Ventura is Associate Prof. at the Dep. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and leader of the Protein Folding and Design group at the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed research and review papers on protein folding and proteomics, apart from several book chapters and patents. He got his Ph. D. in Biology at the UAB in 1998 and worked as postdoctoral fellow (1999-2001) at EMBL-Heidelberg under the supervision of Dr.Luis Serrano. He has been researcher at Harvard Medical School (USA) andKarolinska Institutet (Sweden) among other centres. He rejoined UAB as a Ramon y Cajal researcher in 2003. Dr. Ventura received the UAB 2008 Excellence Research Award. In 2009 the ICREA-Academia Award for excellence in Biological and Medical Sciences.

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Salvador Ventura / Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Spain

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Biography

Bing-Huei Chen, male, food scientist, received his Ph.D. degree in Food Science & Technology, Texas A & M University, USA in 1988. His postgraduate career includes working at Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan as Associate Professor from 1988–1994, Professor from 1994–2000, Distinguished Chair Professor from 2004–present, Chair of Department of Nutrition and Food Science from 1994-2000, Director of Graduate Institute of Medicine from 2006–2009, and Dean of College of Human Ecology from 2012–2015. He specializes in Lipid Chemistry, Pigment Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Food Toxicology, Functional Food Development and Biological Activity Determination as well as Nanotechnology. Until now he has published 181 research articles in internationally renowned journals and authored 11 book chapters in edited books published by International Publishers. He has received numerous awards including the prestigious outstanding research award by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. Bing-Huei Chen was honored with Distinguished Professor by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China in 2015. Most importantly, Prof.Chen has developed a nano-product “Lycopene Chylomicron”, which has completed a phase III clinical trial in both Taiwan and USA in 2017 and demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of patients with prostatauxe syndrome. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of 2 journals “Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition and Agriculture” and “International Journal of Current Toxins Research” and Associate Editor of 2 journals “Journal of Food & Drug Analysis” and “Asian Science Bulletin”. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of 95 journals.

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Bing Huei Chen / Fu Jen Catholic University
Taiwan

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Biography

Jagat R. Kanwar has received his PhD in 1992 from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. Before joining Deakin University, Australia, in 2006, he was a Senior Scientist in the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Dr Kanwar, group leader of the Nanomedicine-Laboratory of Immunology and Molecular Biomedical Research has a national and international reputation in investigating fundamental and applied molecular aspects of cancer and chronic inflammation. Currently, his major field if interest are nanomedicine based delivery systems for therapy/diagnosis, biotechnology, protein engineering of therapeutic proteins and find their mechanism of actions. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Head of Nanomedicine in the Centre for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Biosciences (BioDeakin), Institute for Technology & Research Innovation (ITRI), Deakin University. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals in the field of Biochemistry, Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine, Cancer and Immunology. He has authored more than 85 research articles, 12 book chapters and 2 books, and secured more than 10 patents. He is the Member of Editorial Board for 12 international journals and a nominated member of more than 18 national and international societies including American Nano Society and American Society of Nanomedicine.

Speaker
Jagat R Kanwar / Deakin University
Australia

Keynote Talks

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Ca1-xSrxVO3 (CSVO) with 3d1 electron configuration exhibit a metal-insulator transition (MIT) of bandwidth-control type. The effective bandwidth W is controlled by the V-O-V bond angle, which changes from 180° for cubic SrVO3 (SVO) to 160° for orthorhombic CaVO3 (CVO). The W of SVO is larger than that of CVO, while the electron correlation energy is not different in both SVO and CVO since SVO and CVO are d1 (V4+) oxides. Therefore, the correlation strength U/W can be controlled by changing the x value without changing the number of conduction electrons. Detailed of the CSVO thick film systems is indispensable for controlling MIT and designing applications such as resistive random access memory (ReRAM) applications. In this study, we investigated the electrical properties of epitaxial CSVO thin films (50 nm) prepared on SrTiO3 (STO) substrates. Furthermore, Two CSVO-based all-solid-state redox transistors were fabricated; one with a Li4SiO4 (LSO) Li+ ion conductor and one with Y-stabilized-ZrO2 (YSZ) H+ ion conductor. In this presentation, we report that the electrical conduction can be controlled by valence states and insertion/desertion of Li+ or H+ ion.

Biography

Dr. Tohru Higuchi received his PhD from Tokyo University of Science in 2000. He worked as a research associate in Tokyo University of Science, Japan from 2000 to 2007 and a visiting scientist in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California in Berkeley, U.S.A from 2007 to 2008. From 2009, he is an Associate Professor in Tokyo University of Science. He has published more than 190 papers in reputed journals. His research interests include the nanoionics devices using oxide ionic conductor and strongly correlated oxide thin film.

Speaker
Tohru Higuchi / Tokyo University of Science
Japan

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The auxin-like and cytokinin-likeactivity of chemical low molecular weight heterocyclic compounds, derivatives of pyrimidine, pyrazole, isoflavones, pyridine, oxazolopyrimidineandoxazole was studied. The specific bioassay on auxin-like activity conducted on the leaf petioles isolated from seedlings of haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar Belozernayashowedhigh stimulating effect of thechemical heterocyclic compounds, derivatives of pyrimidine, pyrazole, isoflavones, andpyridine used at the concentration 10-8M on the formation of adventitious roots on the 14th-day-old leaf petioles isolated from seedlings of haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar Belozernaya, which was similar or higher of theeffect of plant hormones auxins IAA and NAA used at the same concentration10-8M.The specific bioassay on cytokinin-like activity conducted on the cotyledons isolated from seeds of muscat pumpkin (CucurbitamoschataDuch. et Poir.) cultivar Gilea showed the high stimulating effect of thechemical heterocyclic compounds, derivatives of pyrimidine, pyrazole, isoflavones, pyridine, oxazolopyrimidineandoxazole used at the concentrations 10-8M and 10-9Mon the growth of biomass of 16th-day-old cotyledons isolated from seeds of muscat pumpkin (CucurbitamoschataDuch. et Poir.) cultivar Gilea,which was similar or higher of theeffect of plant hormone cytokinin Kinetin used at the same concentrations 10-8M and 10-9M.The obtained results confirmed the inducing auxin-like and cytokinin-like effect of synthetic heterocyclic compounds on plant cell elongation, division, and differentiation that are the basic processes of plant growth.

Biography

Tsygankova Victoria Anatolyivna, Dr. Biol. Sci., Principal researcher, Senior staff scientist, Head of group of screening of synthetic compounds Inst. Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry, Nat. Acad. Scis., Contbr. articles to profl. jours. and monographs, innovations in plant biotechnology. Mem.: User Acad. Mendeley and Academia.edu, Internat. Assn. Svc., Am. Soc. Plant Biologists, Vavilov Soc. Geneticists and Breeders of Ukraine - Inst. Plant Physiology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine.Research Interest: Genetic Engineering; RNA Interference technology; Molecular Biotechnology.

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Victoria Anatolyivna Tsygankova / National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Ukraine

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Abstract

There is increasing evidences that favor the prenatal beginning of schizophrenia. These evidences point toward intra-uterine environmental factors that act specifically during the second pregnancy trimester producing a direct damage of the brain of the fetus [1]. The current available technology doesn't allow observing what is happening at cellular level since the human brain is not exposed to a direct analysis in that stage of the life in subjects at high risk of developing schizophrenia. Methods. In 1977 we began a direct electron microscopic research of the brain of fetuses at high risk from schizophrenic mothers in order to finding differences at cellular level in relation to controls. Results. In these studies we have observed within the nuclei of neurons the presence of complete and incomplete viral particles that reacted in positive form with antibodies to herpes simplex hominis type I [HSV1] virus, and mitochondria alterations [2]. Conclusion. The importance of these findings can have practical applications in the prevention of the illness keeping in mind its direct relation to the aetiology and physiopathology of schizophrenia. A study of the gametes or the amniotic fluid cells in women at risk of having a schizophrenic offspring is considered. Of being observed the same alterations that those observed previously in the cells of the brain of the studied foetuses, it would intend to these women in risk of having a schizophrenia descendant, previous information of the results, the voluntary medical interruption of the pregnancy or an early anti HSV1 viral treatment as preventive measure of the later development of the illness. 1. Yolken RH, Torrey EF. Viruses, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Clin Microbiol Rev 1995; 8: 131-145. 2. Mesa CS. An ultrastructural study of the temporal lobe and peripheral blood in schizophrenic patients. Rev Neurol 2001; 33: 619-623.

Biography

Segundo Mesa Castillo. As Specialist in Neurology, he worked for 10 years in the Institute of Neurology of Havana, Cuba. He has worked in Electron Microscopic Studies on Schizophrenia for 32 years. He was awarded with the International Price of the Stanley Foundation Award Program and for the Professional Committee to work as a fellowship position in the Laboratory of the Central Nervous System Studies, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke under Dr. Joseph Gibbs for a period of 6 months, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, Washington D.C. USA, June 5, 1990. At present he is member of the Scientific Board of the Psychiatric Hospital of Havana and give lectures to residents in psychiatry

Speaker
Segundo Mesa Castillo / Psychiatric Hospital of Havana
Cuba

Abstract

In the last few decades, cancer has emerged as one of the most alarming disease in the world. Particularly, breast cancer has become the second leading life-threatening disease for women accounting for high mortality rates after lung cancer. Therefore, the poor response to chemotherapy and the adverse effects of treatments currently used drives the search towards the development of new chemopreventive agents able to eradicate the cancer and with reduced undesirable side effects. Among candidates for treating breast cancer, heterocyclic compounds represent a remarkable type of anticancer drug candidates. In this study, a new series of N-alkylcarbazole derivatives and their quaternary ammonium iodide salts were designed, synthesized and studied for their ability to inhibit human Topoisomerase II by in silico and in vitro studies. Moreover, their antiproliferative activity was evaluated on two breast cancer cells lines (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231). Solubility of synthesized compounds was improved through the formation of salts, as in the case of 9-hydroxyellipticine (Celiptium) which possesses a higher DNA affinity than Ellipticine and lacks of toxicity at therapeutic doses. Some of these compounds have showed a noticeable cytotoxic activity against the breast tumoral cells, due to the inhibition of human Topoisomerase II and the activation of the apoptotic cell death. Overall, these compounds may be considered new and important tools for the exploration of the signaling pathways involved in breast cancer growth and progression.

Biography

Maria Grazia Bonomo is a biologist and holds a class honours degree in Biological Sciences and has completed her PhD in Biology and Biotechnologies from University of Basilicata, Italy. She is a professor of teaching ‘Physiology and Genetics of Microorganisms’ for the Degree Course in Biotechnologies and she has a post-doc fellowship at University of Basilicata and performs supplementary teaching activities for the course of General and Applied Microbiology. She is author/co-author of many international papers and an editorial board member and/or reviewer of reputed journals.

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Maria Grazia Bonomo / University of Basilicata
Italy

Abstract

Technical limitations are describedfor smart water production for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) using seawater as feed to membranes. Desirable characteristics of smart water for injection into carbonate reservoirs are low Na+ and Cl- and high divalent ion concentrations, whichimprove wettability. Wettability alteration by smart water occurs due to symbiotic behaviour of Ca2+, SO42- and Mg2+ ions and the carboxylic material on the reservoir rock surface. Experimental setup included NF and RO membranes for ion separation. Retentate from NF contains the main constituents of smart water. Performances of membranes were evaluated in terms of rejection under varying feed compositions, pressures and recovery rates. Results presented are showing desalination efficiencies and energy requirements. Experiments by spiking feed water with selected chemicals show a decrease in retention of Cl- with increasing multivalent ion concentrations in the feed. Low rejection of Na+ likewise resulted during spiking with multiple-charge cations. This decreased rejection of Na+relative to Cl-occurred at all pressures and changed only slightly as feed flow increased. A challenge of smart water production is the high TDS in retentate from NF. Three options to dilute the retentate were evaluated; i.e., combinations of NF and RO, MSFD and fresh water. A combination of NF and RO is the most feasible process, with an energy consumption of 3.8 kWh/m3. This option moreover, has negligible environmental impact and relatively low energy consumption.

Biography

Professor Torleiv from Sandnes, Norway received BSc at University of Wisconsin-Plattevillein 1972, Master of Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973 and Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977. He has ever since been at the University of Stavanger where he established BSc, MSc and PhD programs in Environmental Engineering. He has published 100+ papers and is still serving as board member for several industries. He still loves teaching and presenting papers at conferences. Torleiv was the recipient of Technology Transfer award from Phillips Petroleum in 1997. Member Norwegian Water Association and president since 1997, Nordic Filtration Society and president since 1997. He was researcher in charge of Norwegian Water & Environmental Technology, Norwet 1986 – 1994, and an administrator of Rogaland Research-Stavanger 1977-1985. In his younger days, he served as a sergeant in the Norwegian Army, 1967-1968.

Speaker
Torleiv Bilstad / University of Stavanger, Norway

Abstract

The demand for energy continued to outstrip supply and necessitated the development of biomass option. Residues were the most popular forms of renewable energy and currently biofuel production became much promising. Agricultural wastes contained high moisture content and could be decomposed easily by microbes. Agricultural wastes were abundantly available globally and could be converted to energy and useful chemicals by a number of microorganisms. Compost or bio-fertiliser could be produced with the inoculation of appropriated thermophilic microbes which increased the decomposition rate, shortened the maturity period and improved the compost (or bio-fertiliser) quality. The objective of the present research was to promote the biomass technology and involved adaptive research, demonstration and dissemination of results. With a view to fulfill the objective, a massive field survey was conducted to assess the availability of raw materials as well as the present situation of biomass technologies. In the present communication, an attempt had also been made to present an overview of present and future use of biomass as an industrial feedstock for production of fuels, chemicals and other materials. We may conclude from the review paper that biomass technology must be encouraged, promoted, invested, implemented, and demonstrated, not only in urban areas but also in remote rural areas. Keywords: Biomass resources, agricultural wastes, energy, environment, sustainable development

Biography

Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an Associate Researcher at Energy Research Institute (ERI). He obtained both his PhD degree in the Built Environment and Master of Philosophy degree in Renewable Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham. He is qualified Mechanical Engineer with a proven track record within the water industry and renewable energy technologies. He has been graduated from University of El Menoufia, Egypt, BSc in Mechanical Engineering. His previous experience involved being a member of the research team at the National Council for Research/Energy Research Institute in Sudan and working director of research and development for National Water Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Sudan. He has been listed in the book WHO’S WHO in the World 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 100 review articles, 5 books and 100 chapters in books.

Speaker
Abdeen Mustafa Omer / Energy Research Institute
United Kingdom

Abstract

The application of Total Quality Management (TQM) by The International Organization for Standardization (ISO 22000) quality standards and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system (HACCP). HACCP system will be essential maintaining and even expanding export preserved Foods market. TQM is a broad management concept and log-term business philosophy that stresses meeting a "right first time, zero defect". Both ISO 22000 quality standards and HACCP system embody a great part of the TQM. The application of this preventive oriented approach would give the food producer better control over operation, better manufacturing practices and greater efficiencies, including reduced wastes. In this study, This paper focuses on the application of the ISO 22000 standards and HACCP system on production preserved foods lines for safe healthy and high quality. On the other hand, the continuous increase in the population number of Arab countries which is currently estimated at 20% of the population of the world and provide international trade in food, which is estimated at $60 billion in the world have paid attention to the food to determine its origin and methods of production and preparation. Both ISO 22000 quality standards and HACCP system embody a great part of the TQM.

Biography

El-Sayed El-Tanboly has completed his PhD from University of Olsztyn, Poland and postdoctoral studies from Azhar University Division of Food Science. He is the currently vice president of the Food and Dairy enzymes analysis unit at Dept. of Dairy Sciences & Technology, National Research Center (NRC), Cairo, Egypt. He has published more than 52 papers in reputed journals.

Speaker
El-Sayed El-Tanboly / National Res. Center, Dokki St., Cairo
EGYPT

Abstract

Photoalignment has been proposed and studied for a long time [1]. Light is responsible for the delivery of energy as well as phase and polarization information to materials systems. It was soon shown that these materials could provide high quality alignment of molecules in a liquid crystal (LC) cell. Over the past years, a lot of improvements and variations have been made for photoalignment. In particular, the application of photoalignment to active optical elements in optical signal processing and communications is currently a hot topic in photonics research. We will demonstrate a physical model of photoalignment based on rotational diffusion in solid nanolayers. We will also highlight the new applications of photoalignment and photopatterning in (i) LC display devices, such as ferroelectric LCD, field sequential color and microdisplay applications; (ii) LC photonics devices, such as LC sensors, switches and lenses; (iii) LC E-paper devices, such as electrically and optically rewritable LC E-paper; (iv) LC smart windows with a controllable transparency; (v) LC antenna elements with a voltage controllable frequency and direction of radiation; (vi) (iv) PBOE structures for optical trapping and optical beam transformation; (vii) q-plates for generation of arbitrary vector beams. . We are also going to discuss the new photoalignment and photopatterning applications in quantum rods systems. [1] V.G. Chigrinov, V.M. Kozenkov and H.S. Kwok, Photoalignment of liquid crystalline materials, Wiley, 2008.

Biography

Professor Chigrinov graduated from Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Moscow Electronics Institute, the Diploma of Engineer - Mathematician (MPhil) in 1973. In 1978, he obtained PhD degree in Solid State Physics (Liquid Crystals) in the Institute of Crystallography , USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1988, he becomes a Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Science and obtained a degree of a Professor in 1998. Since 1973, he was a Senior, Leading Researcher, and then Chief of Department in Organic Intermediates & Dyes Institute (NIOPIK). Since 1996 he was working as a Leading Scientist in the Institute of Crystallography , Russian Academy of Sciences and join HKUST in 1999, as an Associate Professor. He was a coauthor of the first LC materials and devices based on Electrically Controlled Birefringence, Twisted Nematic and Supertwisted Nematic and Ferroelectric LC materials, working at understanding the fundamental aspects of LC physics and technology, including electrooptical effects in liquid crystals and optimization of LC device configurations.

Speaker
Vladimir Chigrinov / Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hongkong

Abstract

ZnO powder nanoparticles mechanically alloyed were doped with iron to investigate their structural and microstructural properties using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry ( DSC ) for examined 5% Fe doped ZnO. The ZnO starting pure powder exhibited a hexagonal crystal structure with space group p63mc of ZnO, however with the introduction of 5% Fe in the ZnO milled powder, the hexagonal ZnO phase remained unchanged, whereas the microstructural parameters were subject to significant variations due to the introduction of Fe atoms into the ZnO hexagonal matrix to replace oxygen ones. The size of crystallites and microstrains are found milling time dependent.

Biography

Dr. Salah OUDJERTLI: Researcher, He received his Doctorate of Science, Option: Materials Science, Department of Physics, Badji Mokhtar - Annaba University | UBMA, Algeria, He has several articles and so much international congress communications. He mainly worked in nanomaterials, modulization, materials science, amorphous alloys and magnetic properties. His current research includes simulation and characterisation of nanostructured materials, nanocomposites, and nanotubes prepared by several methods; CVD, spray pyrolysis, mechanical alloying and ion implantation.

Speaker
Salah OUDJERTLI / Badji Mokhtar - Annaba University | UBMA, Algeria

Keynote Talks

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Biography

Amal Elkordy is Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics. she have a degree in Pharmacy and an MPhil in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Tanta, Egypt. she earned her PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology from the School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford. In 2006, she was appointed as a Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the University of Sunderland where she was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009 then Reader in 2013.

Speaker
Amal Elkordy / University of Sunderland
UK

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Abstract

Geothermal heat pumps (GSHPs), or direct expansion (DX) ground source heat pumps, are a highly efficient renewable energy technology, which uses the earth, groundwater or surface water as a heat source when operating in heating mode or as a heat sink when operating in a cooling mode. It is receiving increasing interest because of its potential to decrease primary energy consumption and thus reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases (GHGs). The main concept of this technology is that it uses the lower temperature of the ground (approximately <32°C), which remains relatively stable throughout the year, to provide space heating, cooling and domestic hot water inside the building area. The main goal of this study was to stimulate the uptake of the GSHPs. Recent attempts to stimulate alternative energy sources for heating and cooling of buildings have emphasised the utilisation of the ambient energy from ground source and other renewable energy sources. The purpose of this study, however, was to examine the means of reducing of energy consumption in buildings, identifying GSHPs as an environmental friendly technology able to provide efficient utilisation of energy in the buildings sector, promoting the use of GSHPs applications as an optimum means of heating and cooling, and presenting typical applications and recent advances of the DX GSHPs. The study highlighted the potential energy saving that could be achieved through the use of ground energy sources. It also focused on the optimisation and improvement of the operation conditions of the heat cycle and performance of the DX GSHP. It is concluded that the direct expansion of the GSHP, combined with the ground heat exchanger in foundation piles and the seasonal thermal energy storage from solar thermal collectors, is extendable to more comprehensive applications. Keywords— Geothermal heat pumps; direct expansion; ground heat exchanger; heating and cooling

Biography

Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an Associate Researcher at Energy Research Institute (ERI). He obtained both his PhD degree in the Built Environment and Master of Philosophy degree in Renewable Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham. He is qualified Mechanical Engineer with a proven track record within the water industry and renewable energy technologies. He has been graduated from University of El Menoufia, Egypt, BSc in Mechanical Engineering. His previous experience involved being a member of the research team at the National Council for Research/Energy Research Institute in Sudan and working director of research and development for National Water Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Sudan. He has been listed in the book WHO’S WHO in the World 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 100 review articles, 5 books and 100 chapters in books.

Speaker
Abdeen Mustafa Omer / Energy Research Institute
United Kingdom

Abstract

5-Carbohydrazide and 5-carbonylazide of pyrazolo[3,4-b]pyridine were used to synthesize different new derivatives by reactions with various reagents. Some different unexpected behaviors were observed for the reaction of the former two species. The structures of the obtained compounds were proved by NMR, IR, mass spectra together with elemental analyses and X-ray structure analyses. Some of the synthesized compound proved to have potency biological values.

Biography

Born in Cairo (Egypt) in 1955. He graduated from Cairo University in 1978. In 1983, he acquired M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) under supervisor Prof. Dr.Hussein El-Kashef (Assiut University)(Egypt). PhD (1994) was acquired from Assiut university (Egypt) – KFA institute of Nuclear Chemistry (Germany) (Channel system) under supervision by prof. Dr. Saoud Metwally (Egypt); Prof. Dr. Galal ElNaggar (Egypt) and Prof. Dr. G. Stockline (Germany). Assistant Prof. of Organic Chemistry in Assiut University(Egypt) 1995-2000. Full Prof. of Organic Chemistry (Egypt) 2013-Now. More than 100 publications . More than 30 International conference attendance.

Speaker
Talaat I. El-Emary / Assiut University, Egypt

Abstract

The presented article considers the natural-geographic location of Absheron, analyzes the presence of heavy metals such as zinc, mercury, arsen, copper in soils and plants remoteness from sources of pollution. Also, the presence of microorganisms was revealed, depending on the degree of soil contamination with heavy metals. Key words: Heavy metals, microorganisms, bacteria, critical level

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RAE Z.H. Aliyev / Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry of ANAS
Azerbaijan

Abstract

The current therapeutic drugs such as, growth hormone (GH), granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) and leptin require once-daily injections, which are inconvenient and expensive. Therefore, a number of approaches to reducing therapeutic regimens clearance have been tried mainly through conjugation with another moiety. One such technology already being employed is PEGylation; however this has been shown to be non-biodegradable and toxic. A previous study by Asterion has shown that the use of glycosylated-linkers between two GH ligands to create protein-tandems resulted in their glycosylation and an increased molecular weight (MW) whilst maintaining biological activity. The use of this technology using GCSF as an example will be presented, but can be easily applied to other molecules such as leptin.

Biography

Abdulrahman Alshehri (Boseit@hotmail.com) working at security Forces Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia for 12 years. I did my Phd at sheffield University, UK. I have been working in creating long acting therapies using different stratigies such as, glycosylated linkers. Using multiple techniquies like PCR, gene cloning, cell culture, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic to generate these therapies. This research has awarded the prize for the best research amongst 500 researches around the world from the Society for Endocrinology conference held in Edinburgh in November 2015.

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Abdulrahman alshehri / Security Forces Hospital
Saudi Arabia

Abstract

Zeolite is inorganic ion exchange used as a suitable low coast and locally available solution for water treatment in many regions of the world. Dissolved calcium and magnesium are the two most common minerals that make water “hard”.Cr and Pb are also the common poison metals presnt in water especially from industrial waste. In this study the hardness of water decreased by 68.6620% by modified natural zeolite. The zeolite A and X synthesized from Ethiopian Kaoline was removed Cr and Pbinhigh percentage. According to the experimental data the optimum condition for lead adsorption with synthesized zeolite Na-X were obtained pH (5, 97.1%), contact time (60 min, 96.2%), adsorbent dosage (0.1 g, 97.0%) and initial concentration (10 mg/L, 96.0%). The % removal of Cr(III) or its adsorption fro the synthesized zeolite Na-A at pH 6, adsorbent dose of 0.4 g and time of 10 h removal efficiency were found to be 99.56%

Biography

Dr. WondimagegneMamoMengistu has his MSc and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry From AAU, He is currentlya Researcher II andDirector of the Materials Science Directorate at Emerging Technology Center in the Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute. His research areas are mainly focused on developing advanced materials for different applications, energy storage and biofuel production. He has also a keen interest in research topics including natural products and medicinal plants with their application to food, construction materials and environment and sustainability aspects of future technologies.He was teaching for the last 20 years at Dilla University starting from Technical assistant to Assistant professor level, and advising 10 MSc students in the last 3 years. He has published 7 articles in high impact journals and a book in Lambert Academic Publishing.He had also many years of Teaching and Curricula preparation experiences

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Wondimagegne Mamo Mengistu / DILLA UNIVERSITY
ETHIOPIA

Abstract

This experiment was conducted in the poultry field belonging to the Animal Production Department at the College of Agriculture, Al-Qasim Green University to study the Effect of Adding Two Levels of Organic Selenium and Selenium Nanoparticles in the Diet on the Productive Performance of Broiler Chickens Ross 308using 225 broiler chicks with one day years old unsex. It was randomly divided into four treatments with 45 birds per treatmentwhereas, each treatment consisted of three replicates (15 birds per replicate). The treatments of the experiment were as follows: First treatment (control treatment) without adding the organic selenium or nano-selenium particles to ration, second and third treatment: Organic selenium was added to the feed (0.4, 0.5 mg.kg-1 feed) and the fourth and fifth treatment: addition (0.4, 0.5 mg.kg-1 feed) of nano-selenium particles to the feed. The experimentincluded a study of the following characteristics :body weight, weight gain, feed consumption, feedconversion efficiencyand mortality. The results of the study indicated the following : there was significance increase (P <0.05) for all experimental treatments (including organic selenium or nano-selenium) in live body weight rate (gm) and weight gain, with the highest overall Feed consumption record, whereas the fifth treatment (0.5 mg / kg feed) recordedbest Total food conversion coefficient compared to control treatment.

Biography

Nihad Abdulateef Ali Kadhim is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Animal Production, College of Agriculture, University of AL-Qasim Green, Iraq. His specialization is avian physiology. He participated in 14 scientific academies inside and outside Iraq. He also participated in 27 scientific seminars on the most important problems facing the industry like animal production, particularly poultry and the impact of the environment and heat stress and how to address them. Nihad Abdulateef Ali Kadhim has published 51 researches in scientific journals and also published in the Iraqi and Arab universities and International journals. He is the member of many Scientific Societies. He is the member of the editorial board of the international scientific journal.

Speaker
Nihad Abdel Latif Ali / Al-Qasim Green University
Iraq

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