Iqbal Ahmad is currently Professor of the Department of Agricultural Microbiology at Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India. He received his Ph.D. degree from Aligarh Muslim University in Agriculture Microbiology, during his Ph.D. research work he worked at the Division of Microbiology, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India with pioneer veterinary bacteriologist, Late Dr. JNS Yadava, FNA, FNASc. He first worked as a Research Scientist at The Himalya Drug Co., New Delhi in 1994 and then joined as a Lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1995 and then promoted to Professor in 2010. He was the Section Incharge of Microbiology during 1999-2000 and has also chaired the Department during 2011-2013 and in 2017. He has done pioneering research on plasmid mediated drug resistance and virulence factors in enteric bacteria and strategies to combat drug resistance and virulence of pathogenic microbes through screening and
evaluation of Indian medicinal plant derived herbal products/extracts and phytocompounds especially targeting Quorum sensing, biofilm and virulence of pathogenic microorganisms. His research work on agriculturally important microorganisms on diazotrophs, biofilm forming PGPR and Impact of wastewater on soil health has been well documented. His recent interest on Interdisciplinary microbiological works and drug-macromolecule interactions are gaining importance in academic world.
Kuldeep Dhama is currently working as Principal Scientist in ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, India. With 22 years of research and teaching experience in the areas of microbiology, immunology and virology, he has developed several diagnostics, vaccines, immunomodulatory modules and hypothesis to counter infectious diseases of animals, poultry and public health concerns. He also has been awarded NAAS Associateship (National Academy of Agricultural Science, India). To his credit he has handled 20 research projects and guided 17 M.V.Sc. and P.D. scholars.
Dr. Ahmet Adiguzel
Faculty of Science
Department of Molecular Biology
and Genetics, Ataturk University
Dr. Ian James Martins
Principal Research Fellow
Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care,
Edith Cowan University, Perth