6th Global Summit on

Plant Science

Theme: Plants in a Changing Environment

OCM for Plant Science Series Conferences

Organizing Committee

OCM Member

Kellye Eversole

President
Eversole Associates
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

André Luis de Alcantara Guimarães

Professor
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Caroline Janitz

Manager
Western Sydney University
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Synan Abu Qamar

Associate Professor
Arab Emirates University
UAE

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Plant Science 2017

OCM Member

Grace Chen

Senior Researcher
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Nurul Islam-Faridi

Associate prof
Southern Institute of Forest Genetics
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Leon Van Rensburg

Professor
University of the Free State
South Africa

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Petronia Carillo

Associate Professor
University of Campania
Italy

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OCM Member

Vanderlan da S. Bolzani

Professor
Sao Paulo State University
Brazil

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OCM Member

Caroline Janitz

Manager Next-Generation Sequencing Facility
Western Sydney University
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Taoufik Saleh Ksiksi

Associate Professor
UAE University
UAE

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

André Luis de Alcantara Guimarães

Prof
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Nabil Killiny

Associate Professor
University of Florida
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Alexander Ivlev

Professor
Russian State Agrarian University of K. A. Timiryazev, Moscow
Moscow

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Rajinder Singh

Principal Research Officer
Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Milan Stankovic

Associate Professor
University of Kragujevac
Republic of Serbia

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Medicinal Plants 2017

OCM Member

Gautam Sethi

Professor
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Saad Tayyab

Professor
University of Malaya
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mb.Rezaee

Professor
Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands
Iran

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

M Oliur Rahman

Professor
University of Dhaka
Bangladesh

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Sharada Mallubhotla Potukuchi

Professor
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Noor Hasima Binti A K Nagoor Pitchai

Professor
University of Malaya
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Siti Zaiton Binti Mat So ad

Head of the Department
Islamic University Malaysia
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Plant Genomics Summit 2017

OCM Member

Grace Chen

Research Plant Physiologist
USDA, ARS, WRRC
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yinghua Huang

Lead Scientist & Research Geneticist
USDA-ARS and Oklahoma State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Arron Carter

director of the WSU winter wheat breeding and genetics program
Washington State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kiran Mysore

Professor
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

John Salmeron

Director, PlantSciences
Precision BioSciences
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Weerachai Phutdhawong

Associate professor
Kasetsart University,
Thailand

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dragan Skoric

Professor
University of Novi Sad
Serbia

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OCM Member

Shi Ying Yang

Research Officer
University of Adelaide
Australia

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OCM Member

Gad Galili

Professor
Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Raquel Sánchez-Pérez

Associate Professor
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Parwinder Kaur

Research Scientist
Centre for Plant Genetics and Breeding (PGB) at the University of Western Australia
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Meixue Zhou

Associate professor
University of Tasmania
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Clive Lo

Associate Professor
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Hao Cheng

Director
of National Center for Tea Improvement, (TRICAAS)
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Marina Tucci

scientific researcher in Agricultural Sciences
National Research Council, Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources
Italy

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Luca Dondini

Associate professor
University of di Bologna
Italy

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Plant Science & Physiology 2017

OCM Member

Zhanyuan Zhang

Director
University of Missouri
Columbia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Shivendra Sahi

Professor
Western Kentucky University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Roohaida Othman

Chief Editor, Malaysian Society of Plant Physiology Publication
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

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Yaron Sitrit

Associate Professor
The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
Israel

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jeff Bennetzen

Professor
University of Washington
Athens

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Sunil Nautiyal

Professor
Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR)
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Milan S. Stanković

Asst Professor
University of Kragujevc
Republic of Serbia

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Plant Science 2016

OCM Member

Russel J. Reiter

Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Eloy Rodriguez

Professor
Cornell University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Nigel G. Halford

Professor
Rothamsted Research
UK

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Nurul Faridi

Associate Professor
Southern Institute of Forest Genetics, Texas A&M University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

NASIR S. A. MALIK

Research Plant Physiologist
USDA-ARS
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Alexander Ivlev

Professor
Russian State Agrarian University of K. A. Timiryazev
Moscow

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kanniah Rajasekaran

Senior Research Biologist
USDA-ARS
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Grace Chen

Senior Researcher
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ilan Chet

Professor
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Gunnar Wingsle

Professor
Swedish University of Agricultural Science
Sweden

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

André Luis de Alcantara Guimarães

Professor
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Igor G. Loskutov

Professor
St-Petersburg State University
Russia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Rajinder Singh

Principal Research Officer
Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Milan Stankovic

Associate Professor
University of Kragujevac
Republic of Serbia

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Plant Genomics 2016

OCM Member

Peter M. Gresshoff

Director and Professor
The University of Queensland
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

John Salmeron

Director, PlantSciences
Precision BioSciences, Inc.
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Digvir S. Jayas

Vice-President (Research and International)
University of Manitoba
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Hailing Jin

Professor and UC President's Chair
University of California
United states

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yinghua Huang

Lead Scientist & Research Geneticist
USDA-ARS and Oklahoma State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Huaan Yang

Molecular Geneticist
Governement of Western Australia
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Meixue Zhou

Assoc Prof
University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Grace Chen

Research Plant Physiologist
USDA, ARS, WRRC
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kulvinder S. Gill

professor
Washington State University
United states

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

André Luis de Alcantara Guimarães

professor
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yu-Cai Liao

professor
Huazhong Agricultural University
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Andrzej Wasiak

associate prof
Bialystok University of Technology
Poland

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ajay Pardia

Plant molecular biologist
M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Wu

professor
University of Science and Technology of China
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ana Claudia Macedo Vieira

professor
Universid Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Shashi Kumar

Principal Investigator
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
New Delhi

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mahendar Thudi

Scientist
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ayyanagouda Patil

Asst Professor
University of Agricultural Sciences
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Plant Physiology 2016

OCM Member

Kiran Mysore

Professor
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Arie Altman

Professor
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Michael Orzolek

Professor
Pennsylvania State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Desh Verma

Professor
The Ohio State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Nirmal Joshee

Associate Professor
Fort Valley State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Meira Ziv

Professor
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Baruch Rubin

Chair
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ilan Sela

Professor
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Milan S. Stanković

Asst Professor
University of Kragujevc
Republic of Serbia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Tianzhen Zhang

Professor
Nanjing Agricultural University
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yongbiao Xue

Director
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology
Chaina

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Wenjun Zhang

President of International Society of Computational Ecology and International Society of Network Biology
Sun Yat-sen University
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Weicai Yang

Chair
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chaina
Chaina

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Agri Summit 2016

OCM Member

Indu Bala Jaganath

Research Specialist (Nutrigenomics)
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute(MARDI)
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ken’ichi Ohtsubo

Professor
Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University
Japan

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Asgar Ali Warsi

Professor and Director Centre of Excellence for Post-harvest Biotechnology (CEPB)
University of Nottingham
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Rainer Horn

Professor for Soil Science (Chair)
Institute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Christian Albrechts University
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

M Lehmann Maritz

Programme Coordinator: Agricultural Management
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
South Africa

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Indrajeet Chaubey

Professor and Head, Departments of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Purdue University
United States

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ashwani Kumar Goel

Dean
College of Agri. Engg. & Technology
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Benmeziane Farida

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Life
University of El-Tarf
Algeria

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Abbyssinia Mushunje

Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
University of Fort Hare
South Africa

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

S. S. Siwach

Director of Research
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

RR Sharma

Principal Scientist (Hort. Fruit Science) Division of Food Science & Postharvest Technology
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yeo Siok Koon

Senior lecturer
Taylor’s University
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Manjree Agarwal

Postdoctoral Fellow
Murdoch University
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Arun Kumar Pal

Head , Department of Floriculture and Landscaping
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Agri 2016

OCM Member

Fhatuwani Nixwell Mudau

Professor
University of South Africa
South Africa

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

R R Sharma

Senior Scientist
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ilan Chet

Emeritus Professor (Wolf and Max Planck Prize Laureate)
Hebrew University
Jerusalem

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Upendra M Sainju

Research Agronomist
United States Department of Agriculture
United States

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Johan van Rooyen

Director
The Standard Bank Center For Agribusiness Development And Leadership
South Africa

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Byoung Ryong Jeong

Dean
Gyeongsang National University
Korea

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ashok K Patra

Director
ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Francis Lewu

Head of Department
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
South Africa

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Leony Halos-Kim

Thematic Director
Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Shashi Sharma

Professor, Chair & Centre Director
Murdoch University
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Andreas Gattinger

Head of Climate Research
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Forschungsinstitut für Biologischen Landbau, FiBL)
Switzerland

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Raveendra H. Patil

Senior Scientist (Agronomy)
University of Agricultural Sciences
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mannava Sivakumar

Senior Consultant
World Bank and World Meteorological Organization
Switzerland

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mohammad Reza Alizadeh

Head and Associate Professor
Rice Research Institute of Iran
Iran

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kazi Kamrul Islam

Head and Associate Professor
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Sani Yusuf Ahmad

Associate Professor
Ahmadu Bello University
Nigeria

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Sunday Yiseyon Hosu

Lead Researcher and Consultant
Sunclare Consults Limited, Nigeria
South Africa

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Olayinka Ayobami AIYEGORO

Senior Researcher/Project Manager
Agricultural Research Council, Animal Production Institute
South Africa

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Justin K. Urassa

Senior Lecturer
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Tanzania

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Angela M. Lamptey

Lecturer
University of Ghana
Ghana

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Plant Science 2015

OCM Member

Nabil Killiny

Associate Professor
University of Florida, USA
United States America

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Abul Mandal

Professor
University of Skövde, Sweden
Sweden

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Nurul Islam-Faridi

Associate Professor
Southern Institute of Forest Genetics, USA
United States America

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Agri-2015

OCM Member

Yuegang Zuo

Director
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Nnadozie Oraguzie

Associate Professor
Washington State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Waled Elkhoby

Field Crops Research Institute
Rice Research and Training Center (RRTC)
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Shyam S Yadav

Advisor
Ministry of Agriculture
Afghanistan

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

J S Prasad

Formerly Principal Scientist & Head
Directorate of Rice Research
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Raveendra H Patil

Senior Scientist (Agronomy)
University of Agricultural Sciences
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ponnusamy V

Former Dean
Tamil Nadu Agriculutral University
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mahendra P Srivastava

Chairperson
XSGrowth Plant Health Clinic
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Awnindra Kumar Singh

Senior Scientist
Central Agricultural Research Institute
India

Biography Research Interest