Organizing Committee Members

Stjepko Golubic

Boston University, USA

Stjepko Golubic is a Professor Emeritus of Biology in Boston University. His research is ecological and interdisciplinary, involving aspects of biology, paleontology, sedimentology, and geochemistry. He studies the relationships between microorganisms and mineral deposits. Stjepko interest includes the role of microorganisms in mineral deposition and degradation. Special interest focuses on ecology and diversity of cyanobacteria, reconciling molecular and phenotypic characteristics of the group. Research projects include (a) bio-sedimentation and formation of microbialites, (b) nitrogen fixation by marine benthic cyanobacteria in tropical lagoons and coral reefs, (c) bioerosion and biokarst formation by microbial euendoliths in conjunction with animal grazing in marine and freshwater environments, (d) the study of microbial fossils including microborings as trace fossils, (e) the role and distribution of phototrophic and organotrophic euendoliths in skeletons of corals and mollusks, and their potential as environmental and paleo-environmental indicators.

Elzbieta Macioszek

Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Elzbieta Macioszek earned her Degree of Master of Science (MSc) at Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Material Science, Metallurgy and Transport, Poland, in 2002. The degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences (PhD) in Civil Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Poland in 2007. PhD thesis merited an Honors Pass. She has the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) in the field of construction (specialization: Traffic Engineering) at University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Faculty of Building, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Poland, in 2015. Currently she is Associate Professor at the Department of Transport Systems and Traffic Engineering, Faculty of Transport of the Silesian University of Technology. She is Author and co-author almost 200 scientific papers/chapters in books, member of numerous organizational, program, technical and scientific committees of scientific conferences organized in various countries around the world. She is also member of editorial teams in journals connected with transport, traffic and civil engineering, and reviewer in many scientific journals connected with transport, traffic and civil engineering. She was Invited Speaker on "Eight International Conference on "Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering" in Paris (June 2018). Her research area includes traffic measurements and analysis, transport systems modeling and optimization, transport networks, road infrastructure design, traffic control. Her scientific interests combine the problems of the road traffic engineering (including traffic analysis and prognosis, transport systems modeling and optimization of the transport networks) with the development of the commuting behaviors within the cities. Her professional experience includes more than twenty national and international contract works in the field of traffic engineering and transportation.

Lingwen Zeng

Wuhan Academy of Agricultural Science and Technology, China

Lingwen Zeng received his PhD degree in Genetics from McMaster University, Canada in 1993 and his postdoctoral training from The University of Chicago, USA. He worked in three publicly traded companies (Quest Diagnostics Inc, Scios Inc, and Genetics Computer Group Inc) in USA as a research scientist and a project manager. He returned to China in 2001 and served as a chief scientist of National Engineering Research Center of Biochip (Beijing), a deputy director of Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, Tsinghua University, a director for the lab of stem cell and molecular diagnostics and a principle investigator in Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, a director general in the Institute of Environment and Safety, Wuhan Academy of Agricultural Science. He is currently a professor at Foshan University. His research interests include development of novel technologies for the diagnosis of human diseases, food and environmental safety, and stem cell applications. Dr Zeng has published more than 80 research papers and ten book chapters. He has also been granted 36 patents.

Baher Effat

National Research Centre, Egypt

Baher Effat is a Research Professor of Food and Dairy Microbiology, National Research Centre, Egypt. Over 36 years of experience in Food and Dairy Bacteriology, he shared and supervised over than 6 Master and Ph. D Thesis in Food and Dairy sciences and more than 62 scientific publications in food and dairy microbiology, functional dairy products , probiotics and propionic acid bacteria and pathogenic bacteria and in Food and Dairy Products. He has shared in national and international programs and projects. He joined many international conferences and workshop, in addition to scientific activities. In addition he awarded for CAS-TWAS Visiting Scholar Fellowship from 03 Aug., 2006 to 31 October 2006.Training of young researchers and lecturers on many science-related subjects; including courses for: Microbiological Analysis of Food, Control of Bacteria, Contamination during Food Process and Isolation and Identification of Microorganisms. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several international journals. He also served as a member of the Organizing Committee in International Congresses.