KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Prof. Ille C. Gebeshuber

Prof. Ille C. Gebeshuber

Professor
Experimental physics,
Vienna University of Technology,
Austria.

Topic  Shaping the Future of Agriculture: Biomimetic Non-toxic Species-specific Insect Repellents for Agricultural Plants

The keynote presentation will illustrate how the research of specific structures that can be transferred from one successful plant species to others can be a non-toxic alternative to chemical pesticides. In that case physics (structure) rather than chemistry (material) can offer a modern approach for the protection of crops in modern agriculture against harmful organisms and contribute to shaping the future of agriculture towards targeted insect repellents.

Profile

Ille C. Gebeshuber ia a university professor in Experimental physics at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria. She is expert in biomimetics, nanotechnology and tribology. From 2009 until 2015 she was professor in Malaysia, at the National University of Malaysia. There, she went on various rainforest expeditions, and practiced the science and art of biomimetics, i.e., learning from living nature for application in engineering, science, architecture and the arts. Prof. Ille’s specific interest is in the area of positive technologies that are beneficial for people and the whole biosphere. She was elected as ‘Austrian of the Year’ in the category ‘Research‘ in 2017.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Dr. Mirza Mofazzal Islam

Dr. Mirza Mofazzal Islam

Director General
Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA),
Mymensingh,
Bangladesh.

Topic  Frontier Agricultural Research for Post Pandemic

Profile

Education


Post Doc in Molecular Genetics (2014), Genome-wide Association Mapping for Salt Tolerance in Rice. Cornell University, NY, USA.
Ph.D. in Genetics, minor in Plant Breeding (2004), Mapping Salinity Tolerance Genes in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) at Reproductive Stage. University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Los Baños, Philippines.
M. Sc (Ag.) in Genetics and Plant Breeding (1988), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.
B. Sc. Ag. (Hons.) (1987), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.
H.S.C. (Science) (1983): Notre Dame College, Dhaka.
S.S.C. (Science) (1980): Balla Coronation High School, Tangail.

Awards


Seven outstanding awards received from reputed international and national organizations.

Work experience


About 27 years in Plant Breeding and Genetics, Molecular Breeding, Mutation Breeding and Biotechnology related Research.

Position


  • March 20, 2020 to To date. Director General at BINA, Mymensingh.
  • February 2020 to March 2020. Director (Admn. & SS) at BINA, Mymensingh.
  • August 2015 to February 2020. Chief Scientific Officer and Head, Plant Breeding Division at BINA, Mymensingh.
  • May 2009 toAugust 2015. Principal Scientific Officer and Head, Biotechnology Division at BINA, Mymensingh.
  • December 2004 to May 2009. Senior Scientific Officer at BINA, Mymensingh.
  • June 1994 to December 2004. Scientific Officer at BINA, Mymensingh.

Academic Involvement


External Examiner/Syllabus Moderator/Member of Public Universities
  • Syndicate Member, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Member, Academic Council, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
  • Dept. of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Dept. of Biotechnology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Dept. of Biotechnology, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh
  • Dept. of Biotechnology, Potuakhali Science and Technology University, Potuakhali, Bangladesh
  • Dept. of Coastal Agriculture, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali
Supervisor of MS and PhD Students of Public Universities
  • Dept. of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Member, Academic Council, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
  • Dept. of Biotechnology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh


Member of the Professional Societies of local and abroad: 16

Developed Crop Varieties/Advanced Lines and Technology: 23

Attended International Congress/Meeting/Workshop/Expert mission: 30

Publications: 165

  • Research paper: 119
  • Abstract: 19
  • Scientific popular article: 14
  • Proceedings: 10
  • Monograph: 02
  • Book chapter: 01

Resource Person: FAO-IAEA of the United Nations

FAO-IAEA Expert: Provide Expert Mission in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Sierra Lenone for establishing Nuclear Agriculture Centre and to guide Mutation Breeding Research.

Supervised Students for MS and Ph.D Degree: 90 students (MS: 75 & Ph.D: 15)

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Binh

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Binh

Department of Agricultural Development
Mekong Delta Development Research Institute
Can Tho University,
Vietnam.

Topic  Future agriculture from the view of adaptation pathways

Profile

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Binh is currently working as a lecturer and Secretary of the Council for Science and Education at the Mekong Delta Development Research Institute, Can Tho University, Vietnam. He has experienced qualitative and quantitative research approaches to sustainable agricultural transformation, rural livelihood analysis, water resource management, vulnerability assessment and climate change adaptation. He has been working as National Consultants for United Nations University in Bonn, UNDP-Vietnam and FAO-Vietnam.

He holds a Bsc. in Agronomy at Can Tho University, Vietnam, a Msc. in Rural Development – a joint academic degree of Ghent University (Belgium) with European Universities, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences at Bonn University, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam

Prof. Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam

Department of Horticulture
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Bangladesh.

Topic  Post-Covid Management of Horticultural Crops: Reducing Loss, Maintaining Quality and Processing Opportunities

Profile

Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam a citizen of Bangladesh, working as a Professor in the Department of Horticulture of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka since 1990. After completion of B.Sc.Ag. (Hons) degree from Bangladesh Agricultural University he has completed his Master of Science, PhD, and Post-doc from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway. He achieved 1st Class/Division in all his academic degrees from school levels to university in Bangladesh.

Presently, he is following responsibility of the ‘Treasure’ of his university as appointed by the Chancellor (Honorable President of The Peoples Republic of Bangladesh). He was the director research of his university for a long period. He was the principal Investigator of many research projects funded by different national and international organizations (eg. USDA, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Planning, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh).

He has published 65 scientific papers in different national and International Journals. During his study period in Norway and working in Bangladesh he has visited many other countries and presented many scientific papers. He has visited Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Turkey, UK, The USA, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Malaysia, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Australia and many other countries for academic, research and religious purposes. He is the present president of ‘Teachers Council’ of his university. He has received many outstanding awards from different reputed national organizations. He has 32 years of long experience of working in different field of Horticulture, mostly focusing on postharvest management of Horticultural crops, processing of Horticultural crops, plant physiology, climate change, flower, fruit and vegetable-oriented research under protective condition. He has supervised 120 MS students and 10 PhD students from his university for their degrees. He is the external examiner of other universities of his country and reviewer of different national and international journals

Prof. Jerzy Bieńkowski

Prof. Jerzy Bieńkowski

Head of the Department
Agricultural Production Systems
Institute of Agricultural and Forest Environment of Polish Academy of Sciences
Poland.

Topic   Eco-efficiency of Milk Production in Poland

Profile

Prof. Jerzy Bieńkowski is a Head of the Department of Agricultural Production Systems at the Institute of Agricultural and Forest Environment of Polish Academy of Sciences. He is specialist in sustainable agriculture and agroecology. His research work is dedicated to the wide aspects of environmental impacts of agriculture.

He developed expertise on Ecoefficiency, Life Cycle Assessment and modelling flows of nutrients and energy at farm scale. Prof. Jerzy has a record of successful research projects supported with EU’s Framework Programs and Polish National Research Council.