Hassan M. Heshmati received his Medical Doctor Diploma from the University of Paris VI, Paris, France in 1976 and his Endocrinology Board Certificate from the University of Paris V, Paris, France in 1980. He has more than 40 years of experience in clinical research in Academia (university-affiliated hospitals in Paris, France and Mayo foundation in Rochester, MN, USA) and in Pharmaceutical Companies (Sanofi, Essentialis, and Gelesis, USA). His research activity has been related to pituitary tumor, gonadal function, dyslipidemia, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, and diabetes. He has extensive knowledge in the development of anti-obesity products. He is the author of more than 250 presentations and publications related to Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Gelesis.
Professor Mehmet Emre Atabek has completed his Ph.D. at the age of 37 years from Erciyes University and postdoctoral studies from Selcuk University School of Meram Medicine. He is the director of Pediatric Endocrinology, a premier pediatric endocrinolgy and diabetology service organization. He has published more than 140 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute. He has been interested in searching metabolic problems of obese children in most of his articles. His articles have been cited more than 1500 citations by another article in Web of Science so far. He continues to work as head of the Department of Pedaitric Endocrinolgy, Necmettin Erbakan University.
Yvonne Böttcher is Full Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oslo, Norway. She also holds a part time position as a research Professor at Akershus University Hospital in Lørenskog, Norway. Yvonne Böttcher studied Biology and earned her PhD in Genetics in Germany. Her major field of research is in genetics and epigenetics of obesity with a special emphasis on adipose tissue biology.
Khalifa University of Science, Technology (KUST), UAE
Dr. Kinda Khalaf received her B.S. (Summa Cum Laude with Distinction) and M.S. (Honors) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Her Ph.D., also from the Ohio State University, is in Biomechanics/Computational Biomechanics with two minors in Biomaterials, and Dynamic modeling and control. Dr. Khalaf has held faculty appointments in Engineering and Medicine at the University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida), American University of Beirut (AUB), where she held the first joint appointment between the faculties of Engineering and Medicine, American University of Sharjah (AUS), and most recently Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in Abu Dhabi where she currently serves as associate chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Khalaf is on the list of International Who Is Who of Professionals. She has been awarded the LAMME Scholarship for most outstanding senior, the Woman of Engineering Award for outstanding Academic Achievement multiple times, the Presidential Fellowship Award, the prestigious National Merit Scholar, the University of Miami College of Engineering Teaching Award, and the Khalifa University Faculty Excellence award and Khalifa Award for Education. She has been conducting research in the areas of Biomechanics, Computational Biomechanics, and Movement Dysfunction in Non-communicable Disease. Her research record is reflected in various national and international research grants, collaborations and awards, numerous peer reviewed journal publications, multidisciplinary lectures and conference proceedings. Dr. Khalaf was the chairperson of the UAE branch of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE, EMBS), and a founding member of the IEEE education chapter in the UAE (IEEE EDUCON). She is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Tau Beta Pi (Honorary Engineering Society), Pi Tau Sigma (Honorary Mechanical Engineering Society), Alpha Eta Mu Beta (Honorary Biomedical Engineering Society), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and the International Institute of Women Engineers (IIWE)
Theertham Pradyumna Rao
Taiyo Kagaku India Pvt Ltd
T.P.Rao has completed his PhD and postdoctoral studies at Nagoya University, Japan and a certificate course in International Food Laws and Regulations at Michigan State University, USA. He is Asst General Manager at Taiyo Kagaku, Japan. He started his career at ICRSAT (International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, India) and acquired extensive research, marketing and regulatory experience ranging from agriculture, nutrition to health. He has published one book and more than 65 papers in reputed journals and books. He has been serving as an editorial board member of NutraCos magazine and Austin Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Professor Dr. Luisa Maria Arvide Cambra, Spanish is now Professor with Chair at the University of Almería (Spain) and she was Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Granada from 1979 on. Thirty nine years of the teaching and researching experience. She is the Director of Research Group HUM113-Estudios Filológicos from Program of Research of Andalusian Government, where she has managed and directed several academic and scientific contracts and research projects, as well as a Member of Athens Institute for Education & Research (ATINER) in Greece, The Academic Genesis Platform (UAGP) in UK&Turkey and Experts of Academic Excellence Research Centre (EAERC) in Jordan; etc. She is author of a many works on several aspects of the Arabic science and literature in the Middle Ages, as well as Arabic language and linguistics. She has also participated in different prestigious international scientific Conferences. She has visited a many universities and academic institutions of Europe, United States and Arab countries in order to teach and research. Among her works, we have the study and the translation to Spanish of some treatises of Kitab al-tasrif´s Al-Zahrawi, Ibn Qutayba´s texts, Maqamas of Al-Hariri, The Sicilian Questions of Ibn Sab´in, etcetera. Honors and awards -Included and enlisted in Marquis Who´s Who in the World, USA. -Included and enlisted in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century 2011. International Biographical Centre. Cambridge, UK. -Included and enlisted in Great Minds of 21st Century, American Biographical Institute. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. -Top 100 Professionals 2011. International Biographical Centre. Cambridge, UK -Woman of the Year 2011 by the American Biographical Institute. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. -Deputy Director General for Europe of International Biographical Centre. Cambridge, UK. -Collaborator in QS World Intelligence Unit. London, UK. -International Jury Member of Ana María Agüero Melnyczuk Awards. Buenos Aires, Argentina. June 2013. -Reviewer and Member of the Editorial Board in several renowned international journals as well as member of the organizing, scientific & academic committee at prestigious international conferences.