Aretxaga is a class-C researcher at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), Mexico, a member of the Mexican National Researcher System (equivalent to Full Professor), and a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC). Since her arrival in Mexico in 1998, she has built her research group on galaxy formation and evolution and contributed to the development of the astronomy community. In 2011–2016 she was Head of Department of Astrophysics at INAOE. In 2006–2013, she coordinated the astronomy section of AMC. Since 2016, she has directed the International Schools for Young Astronomers of the International Astronomical Union, that bring education, development and networking opportunities to graduate students in isolated areas. The main focus of her research is to unravel the importance of massive star formation around supermassive black holes and their role in galaxy formation and evolution. She has coauthored over 140 research papers in Q1 journals, and has been invited more than 100 times to international conferences and other research institutes as a speaker. She also has an active outreach programme of talks, articles and pieces in social media.
Jagadish is a Distinguished Professor and the Head of the Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group at the Australian National University. In 2021, he has been appointed President of the Australian Academy of Science, the latest of a long list of prestigious leadership activities. He has covered important editorial position in over 10 scientific journals. He published more than 650 journal papers, holds five US patents, and contributed, as co-author or co-editor, to over 15 books. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; a Distinguished Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; a Visiting Professor at Oxford University, UK; a Distinguished Chair Professor for Research at the National Taiwan University, among many other positions. Among his awards are: the Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture by the Australian Academy of Science (2020); the Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal by the Australian Academy of Science (2019); and UNESCO Medal for contributions to the development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2018).
Guharay (Ph.D.,1982, University of Nottingham), is currently Advisor Projects and Services with a Mesoamerican Information Services for Sustainable Agriculture, SIMAS. Earlier he served as Program manager Climate Smart Cocoa World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), Scientist Research for Development, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT); Programme Leader for Integrated Pest Management and Agroforestry, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Professor of Plant Protection, National Agricultural University, Nicaragua (UNA) and Research Assistant Professor Biophysics, State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the Latin American Society of Agroecology. He elucidated the biophysical basis of mechanoreception by discovering stretch-activated ion channels. His research helped to scale the biological control of vectors of Malaria in Nicaragua and laid the foundation of ecological management of agroforestry systems in Mesoamerica. He was awarded National Scholarship for Ph.D. studies by Govt. of India in 1978, the Research Scientist of the year by CATIE 2003, and the Coffee personality of Nicaragua by RAMACAFE 2006.
Akram's research output is very impressive. Her work has been continuously cited every year since 2006, when she had her first publication. Now she has to her credit more than 115 publications including 13 review articles and 3 chapter in an edited book and a few accepted for publications in well known International journals. The quality of her research work could be assessed not only from publications in high quality journals, but also from the citations of those publications. Dr. Akram’s publications impact factor is now over 160 and citation index over 1200.
School of Chemistry – Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA)
Leslie Karina Tejeda Perez earned her PhD in food engineering (2013) from the University of Lund, in Sweden. She also earned a degree in chemistry (2007) from the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA), in La Paz, Bolivia. During the doctoral studies, she investigated the chemical composition, the antioxidant activity of Andean grains (quinoa and cañihua) and the polyphenolic content in isolated items and processed food (lunches). She is a member of the spin-off company Swebol Biotech, dedicated to formulating functional foods based on Bolivian crops. At UMSA she coordinates the Innovation Management project, aimed at building up innovative programme management to support science, technology, and innovation based on the quadruple helix model (university, government, industry, and society). The project is receiving five-year support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. With the Math-AmSud network, she also coordinated a project aimed to establish a collaborative network among Latin-American countries and France. The research topic of the proposal is Chemical Graph Theory, an important and modern area of discrete mathematics and chemical science.
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