KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Prof. Ille C. Gebeshuber

Prof. Ille C. Gebeshuber

Vienna University of Technology,
Austria.

Topic  Edible Pesticides that only Repel one Type of Insect and that are Tunable for Various Pests

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.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Dr. Mirza Mofazzal Islam

Dr. Mirza Mofazzal Islam

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

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. Dang Kieu Nhan

Dr. Dang Kieu Nhan

Director of the Mekong Delta Development Research Institute (MDI),
Can Tho Univerisity,
Vietnam.

Profile

Dr. Dang Kieu Nhan is Director of the Mekong Delta Development Research Institute (MDI) of Can Tho Univerisity, Vietnam. After obtaining a Bsc. in Agronomy at Can Tho University (Vietnam) and a Msc. in Water Resources Engineering at Leuven University and Brussels University (Belgium), he holds a Ph.D. in Aquaculture Production Systems at Wageningen University (The Netherlands). He has 25 years of experience in research and management with broad and various subjects in integrated farming systems, agricultural land and water management, rural livelihoods, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, institution and policy in agricultural and rural development, particularly in the Lewer Mekong region. He authored and coauthored several internationally peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on the relevant topics.