46th World Congress on

Microbiology

Theme: Perceiving the challenges of the inter-disciplinary world of microbes through Research, Response & Regulation

OCM for Microbiology Series Conferences

Organizing Committee

OCM Member

Patrick J Brennan

Professor
Colorado State University
United States

Biography Research Interest

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Ananda M. Chakrabarty

Professor
University of Illinois, Chicago
USA

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S. Louise Cosby

Professor & Head of Virology
Queen’s University Belfast & Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
United Kindgom

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Martin Ryan

Professor
University of St Andrews
United Kingdom

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Ibrahim M. Banat

Professor
University of Ulster
United Kingdom

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Joachim Wink

Head of Laboratory
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Germany

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Giulio Tarro

Professor
Biotechnologies and VirusSphere, World Academy Biomedical Technologies,
Italy

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Petra Dersch

Professor
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Germany

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Stef Stienstra

Commander, Scientific Advisor
Royal Dutch Navy
Netherlands

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Maurizio Provenzano

Research Director and Head of Oncology Section
University Hospital of Zürich
Switzerland

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Alastair Fleming

Assistant Professor
Trinity College Dublin
Ireland

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Junie Lia Monica

Professor
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Romania

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G J W Euverink

Professor
University of Groningen
Netherlands

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Maria Angela Cunha

Assistant Professor
University of Aveiro
Portugal

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Nikos E Mavroudis

Programme Leader Department of Applied Sciences
Northumbria University
United Kingdom

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Arnolfo Petruzziello

Head of Laboratory
Virology and Molecular Biology IRCCS Fond.Pascale
Italy

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Bożena Futoma-Kołoch

Assistant Professor
University of Wrocław
Poland

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Amparo Gamero Lluna

Associate Professor
University of Valencia
Spain

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Organizing Committee - Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Patrick Brennan

University Distinguished Professor
Colorado State University
USA

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Ibrahim M. Banat

Professor
University of Ulster
United Kingdom

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Junie Lia Monica

Professor
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Romania

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Helena Bujdakova

Head of Department; Vice President of the Czechoslovak Society for Microbiology
Comenius University
Slovak Republic

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Natalia Tschowri

Group Leader
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Germany

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Amparo Gamero Lluna

Assistant Professor
University of Valencia
Spain

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Bożena Futoma-Kołoch

Assistant Professor
University of Wrocław
Poland

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Organizing Committee - Euro Virology 2016

OCM Member

Farshad Guirakhoo

President
Parsus Biotechnologies
USA

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Katherine Kedzierska

Head of Human T cell Laboratory
University of Melbourne
Australia

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Khaled Barakat

Professor
University of Alberta
Canada

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Hiroshi Ohrui

Professor
Yokohama University
Japan

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Yolanda Revilla

Research Scientist
CBMSO,Autonomous University of Madrid
Spain

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Enric Pedrol Clotet

Head of Internal Medicine
Hospital de Figueres (Girona)
Spain

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Immacolata Anacarso

Research Fellow
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Italy

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Keivan Zandi

Associate Professor (Medical Microbiology)
University of Malaya
Malaysia

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Ludmila Viksna

President
Association of Infectologists and Hepatologists
Latvia

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Edmond Puca

Medical Doctor
University Hospital Center Mother Teresa
Albania

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Angelika Krumina

Professor
Riga Stradins University
Latvia

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Sunil Kumar Gupta

Research Scientist
Biiotech Park,BITSNET
India

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Organizing Committee - Mycology 2016

OCM Member

ROLF ALEXANDER PRADE

Professor
Oklahoma State University
USA

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A. Morrie Craig

Professor
Oregon State University
USA

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Dr. Xiao-Bing Yang (XB Yang)

Professor
Iowa State University
USA

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Jiguang Wei

Professor
Guangxi University Nanning,
China

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Mark E. Ritchie

Professor
Syracuse University
USA

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Dilek Heperkan

Professor
Istanbul Technical University
Turkey

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I.O. Dudka

Professor
M.G. Kholodny Institute
Ukraine

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Okafor, Florence

Professor
Alabama A&M University
USA

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Lilia Cavaglieri

Professor
National University of Río Cuarto
Argentina

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Xianming Chen

Adjunct Professor
USDA-Washington State University
USA

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Charles W. Bacon

Adjunct Professor
Russell Agricultural Research Center, Athens, Georgia
USA

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Wieslaw B. Furmaga

Associate prof
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
USA

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Organizing Committee - Applied Microbe 2016

OCM Member

A. C. Matin

Professor
Stanford University
USA

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Jizhong Zhou

Professor
University of Oklahoma
USA

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OCM Member

Giulio Filippo Tarro

Professor
Beaumont Bonelli University
Italy

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Bernd Rehm

Professor
Massey University
New Zealand

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Galyna Kufryk

Professor
Grand Canyon University
USA

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Nora Fung-yee TAM

Professor
City University of Hong Kong
China

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Organizing Committee - Virology 2016

OCM Member

C. Yong Kang

Professor
Western University
Canada

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OCM Member

Ting-Chao Chou

Founder
PD Science LLC
USA

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OCM Member

Ronald Moss

CEO
Ansun Biopharma
USA

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Sita Awasthi

Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
USA

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Walter Doerfler

Professor
Erlangen University Medical School
Germany

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Zhanglei

Associate Professor
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
China

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Marcin Sieńczyk

Assistant Professor
Wroclaw University of Technology
Poland

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Zenab Torky

Assistant Professor
Ain Shams University
Egypt

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Girish J. Kotwal

Professor
Univ. of Med. and Health Sci (UMHS)
West Indies

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Dominic Abaver

Researcher
Walter Sisulu University
South Africa

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Abdelouaheb Benani

Head of Molecular Biology Laboratory
Pasteur Institute
Morocco

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Organizing Committee - Microbiologists 2016

OCM Member

Lia Monica Junie

Professor
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Romania

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Paul M Tulkens

Emeritus and Invited Professor
Universite Catholique de Lovain
Belgium

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Nikolai Provorov

Deputy Director
All-Russia Research Institute for Agricultural Microbiology
Russia

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Julia Dias

Professor
Federal University of Sergipe
Brazil

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Organizing Committee - Medical Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Brent E. Korba

Professor
Georgetown University Medical Centre
USA

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Thomas C Bosch

Professor of General Zoology (C4) and Director
University of Kiel
Germany

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Chit Laa Poh

Distinguished Professor
Sunway University
Malaysia

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Geraldine Durand

Microbiology Director
BioMérieux
France

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Haifa Altalhi

Head infection prevention and control department
King Saud University
Saudi Arabia

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Anju Kaushal

Senior Scientist (Cell Biology/ Immunology) ( previous)
Virionyx Corporation Ltd, Auckland
New Zealand

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Organizing Committee - Water Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Prof. Miklas Scholz

Chair in Civil Engineering
Stanford University,UK
UK

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Helmut Krosis

Professor emeritus
Vienna University of Technology
Austria

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Jingrang Lu

Microbiologist at EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
USA

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Malka Halpern

Associate Professor
University of Haifa
Israel

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Ayman Noreddin

Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Chapman University School of Pharmacy
USA

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Jizhong Zhou

Professor and Presidential Professor
University of Oklahoma
USA

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Nisreen Ezz El-Dien Mahmoud

Professor of Parasitology
Cairo University,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Microbial Physiology 2016

OCM Member

Mark Enright

Professor
Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom

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Friedrich Goetz

Professor
University Tübingen
Germany

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Mohannad AL-Saghir

Professor
Ohio University Zanesville
United States

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Elisabeth Carniel

Professor
Institut Pasteur
France

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Alexander A. Kamnev

Professor
Russian Academy of Sciences
Russia

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Maysaa El Sayed Zaki

Professor
Mansoura university
Egypt

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Masataka

Professor
Tohoku University
Japan

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Yu-Zhong Zhang

Professor
Shandong University
China

Biography Research Interest

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Amina Yousef Kandeel

Director of infection control department
King Khaled general hospital , KSA
Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Qiao Sun

Director
Shanghai Pudong New Area Center for Disease Control and Prevention
China

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Organizing Committee - Diagnostic Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Adel Ibrahim Tanios

Professor
Animal Health Research Institute
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Abd El-Latif Hesham

Professor
Assiut University
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Idress Hamad Attitalla

Professor
Omar Al-Mukhtar University
Libya

Biography Research Interest

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Stef Stienstra

Director
Dutch Armed Forces / Royal Dutch Navy
Netherlands

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Medical Parasitology 2016

OCM Member

Japeth K.Magambo

vice chancellor
Jomo Kenyatta university of Agriculture and technology
Meru,Kenya

Biography Research Interest

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Amy F.Savage

Professor
University of Florida
United states

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OCM Member

Max Rondom Wernick

Director
Veterinary Medical University for the Development of the State and the Pantanal Region.
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

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Dr.Edward J Woznaik

State Veterniarian and Lieutetnant Colonel
Texas Department of state Health services
Texas

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Nora Molina

Editorial Board Member
National University of La Plata
Argentina

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NINA SAMOYLOVSKAYA

Deputy Director
All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Fundamental and Applied Parasitology of Animals and Plants
Russia

Biography Research Interest

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Yuan GU

Associate professor
Capital Medical University
China

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Environmental Microbiology 2016

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Organizing Committee - Clinical Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Massimo Ciccozzi

Professor
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Italy

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Giulio Tarro

President
Foundation T. & L. de Beaumont Bonelli for cancer research
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Amin Fadl

Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
USA

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John G Thomas

Professor Emeritus
West Virginia University
USA

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Gianfranco Donelli

Director, Microbial Biofilm Laboratory
IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Massimo Clementi

Professor
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan
Italy

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Patrícia Alexandra Curado Quintas Dinis Poeta

Professor
University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Portugal

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M.V.Raghavendra Rao

Professor
Avalon University School of Medicine Curacao
Netherland Antilles

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Chaoqun Yao

Associate Professor
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine,St. Kitts
West Indies

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

B Y Chin

Professor
International Medical University
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Veterinary Microbiology-2016

OCM Member

Akira Kaji

Professor
University of Pennsylvania.
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Natascia Bruni

Director
Candioli Pharma Organization
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Leopoldo Estol

Founder & Director
 Polovet
Argentina

Biography Research Interest

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Mahdi Saeed

Professor
Michigan State University
USA

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Organizing Committee - Beneficial Microbes 2016

OCM Member

Choong-Min Kang

Associate Professor
California State University
United States

Biography Research Interest

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Provorov Nikolai

Deputy director
All-Russia Research Institute for Agricultural Microbiology
Russia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Rajesh Sani

Associate Professor
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
United States

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Industrial Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Dr. Horng-Dar Wang

Professor and the Director of Institute of Biotechnology
Institute of Systems Neuroscience at National Tsing Hua University
Taiwan

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Thomas Kurz

Professor
Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Sunil Kumar Lal

Professor
Monash University
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Fernando de la Calle

Head of the Department
PharmaMar
Spain

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Sergio de los Santos Villalobos

Director
COLMENA and the Laboratorio de Biotecnología del Recurso Microbiano
Mexico

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Dr. Peter Proksch

Director
Istitute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Düsseldorf
Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Diep B. Dzung

Professor
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Norway

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Dr. Maulin P. Shah

Chief Scientist & Head-Industrial Waste Water Research Lab
Enviro Technology Ltd.
India

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Organizing Committee - Applied Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Rajinder S. Ranu

Professor
Colorado State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Abd El Aziz Mousa Nour

Emeritus Professor
Alexandria University
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

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Atef El-Gendy

Head
United States Naval Medical Research Unit-3
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

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Dilek Heperkan

Professor
Istanbul Technical University
Turkey

Biography Research Interest

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Hua Zhu

Associate Professor
Rutgers University
NJ, USA

Biography Research Interest

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Piero Mastroeni

Reader in Infection and Immunity
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

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Massimo Ciccozzi

Professor
Italian National Institute of Health
Italy

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Carlos Alberto Guzman

Head (Vaccinology & Applied Microbiology)
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Germany

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Joachim Wink

Group Leader-Microbial Strain Collection
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Kathrin Mohr

Scientist
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Germany

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Patrick Fickers

Professor
University of Leige
Belgium

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Sveltana Ermolaeva

Professor
Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology
Russia

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Maria Isabel Brusca

Scientist
Univerdad de Buenos Aires
Argentina

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Ludmila Viksna

Professor
President of the Latvian Association of Infectologists and Hepatologists
Riga Stradins University, Latvia

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Khaled Barakat

Assistant Professor
University of Alberta
Canada

Biography Research Interest

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Patrícia Poeta

Full Professor (Head)
University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Portugal

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Gustavo H Goldman

Professor
The University of São Paulo
Brazil

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Willy Verstraete

Emeritus Professor
Ghent University
Belgium

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Alexander Rapoport

Professor, Head (Biotechnology)
University of Latvia
Latvia

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Sevgi Ciftci

Associate Professor
Istanbul University
Turkey

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Gülnur TARHAN

Professor, Head (Medical Microbiology)
Adiyaman University
Turkey

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Sahin Direkel

Associate Professor
Giresun University
Turkey

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Maysaa El Sayed Zaki

Professor
Mansoura Faculty of Medicine
Egypt

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Moustafa El-Shenawy

Emeritus Professor
National Research Centre
Egypt

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Organizing Committee - HPV 2016

OCM Member

Dr. Yen- Lieberman

Professor
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
USA

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Dr. Schutzbank Ted

Technical Director
St.John Providence Health System, Michigan
USA

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Amelie Mc Fadyen

Executive Director
University of Quebec in Montreal
Canada

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Kay Taylor

Founder/Ambassador
Preventing Cervical Cancer (PINCC)
USA

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Teresa Norris

Founder and President
HPV Awareness Corporation/Corporation de Sensibilisation VPH
Canada

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Maria Athanassiou

Director
OptiMAStem Cell Technologies
USA

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Darron R. Brown

Professor
Indiana University School of Medicine
USA

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Tonyia Renee

President, Executive Director
National Cervical Cancer Coalition/HPV Cancer Coalition
USA

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