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    Editorial Board

    Maria Elisa de Sena Fernandes
    Professor
    Intitute of Agricultural Sciences
    Federal University of Vicosa
    Brazil
    maria.sena@ufv.br
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: Plant Genetics, Plant Physiology, Meteorology, And Soil Science. Agronomy

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    Aftab Alam
    Agriculture R and D
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    USA
    draftab@yahoo.com
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    Research Interest: experience in integrated aquaculture, aquaponics and Fisheries, biodiversity, bioscience and

    biosafety. I have worked on R&D projects funded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

    (KACST, Saudi Arabia) focusing on-

    • Aquaponics (Integrated Agriculture-Aquaculture) and Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

    • Survey and integrated Cultivation of Seaweeds with shrimp/fish on the sea coast.

    • Biodiversity and DNA barcoding of commercial fish species from the Arabian Gulf.

    • Aquaculture Nutrition

    • Mass cultivation of Microalgae

    • Biosafety Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops in Animal Diets

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    Natalia Georgieva
    Associate Professor
    Institute of Forage Crops
    Institute of Forage Crops
    Bulgaria
    imnatalia@abv.bg
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    Research Interest: Crop Production, Organic Farming, Biological Active Substances, Allelopathy, Energy Assessments

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    Elisa Bona
    Department of Science and Innovation Technologically
    University of Eastern Piedmont
    Italy
    elisa.bona@unipmn.it
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    Research Interest: 1. Proteomic analysis of Plant-microbe interactions with special reference to plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis;

    2. Effects of PGPB and AM fungi on crop quality with particular interest in food quality improvement;

    3. Effects of PGPB and AM fungi on plants exposed to biotic (phytopathogenic fungi and phytoplasma) and abiotic (heavy metals) stresses; 

    4. Analysis of soil quality using microorganisms as bioindicators;

    5. Effects of essential oils on opportunistic human pathogen; 

    6. Proteomic of clinical pathogens.

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    Jiwan Singh
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Environmental Science
    Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
    India
    jiwansingh95@gmail.com
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    Research Interest: Solid waste management; Composting; Vermicomposting; Bioavailability and chemical speciation of heavy metals; Characterization and analysis of solid wastes; Water and waste water treatment; Ecological Engineering; Remediation of soil pollutants; Recovery of heavy metals from solid waste; Phytoremediation; Synthesis and environmental applications of nanomaterials.

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    Guansheng Ma
    Epidemiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutritional Biochemistry
    School of Public Health
    Peking University
    China
    mags@chinacdc.cn
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    Research Interest: Food Safety, Disease Control and Prevention, nutrition survey,  nutrition  intervention, and  nutrition  policy development, childhood obesity intervention

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    Mehraj Ahmad
    Food Science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry
    Mahidol University
    Thailand
    mehraj.ahm@mahidol.ac.th
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    Research Interest: Modified Atmospheric Packaging, Bioactive Food Packaging, Rechargeable Antimicrobial Materials, Biocatalytic Materials, And Non-Fouling Materials.

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    Vasco Cadavez
    Professor
    Department of Animal Science
    Polytechnic Institute of Braganza
    Portugal
    vcadavez@ipb.pt
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    Research Interest: Meta-Analysis, Predictive Microbiology, Risk Assessment, Meat Quality, Meat Safety, Meat Products and Sampling Plans.

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    Jian Xu
    Professor
    National key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering
    Chinese Academy of Sciences
    China
    super_xujian@yahoo.com
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    Research Interest: Biomass to biofuels and chemicals, Lignin conversion to materials and chemicals, Green Pre-treatment technology development, Hot water pretreatment optimization; Microwave/ultrasonic assisted pretreartment; Gene-modified energy crops; Structural change on biomass during the pretreatment, Pretreatment Reactor development

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    Vincenzina Fusco
    Food Science, Molecular Biology
    Italian National Research Council
    Italy
    vincenzina.fusco@ispa.cnr.it
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    2005: Ph.D. in Sciences and Technologies of Food Productions, Division of Microbiology,
    Department of Food Science, University of Naples Federico II, Via Università 100, 80055, Portici
    (Naples) Italy. PhD thesis title: “Study of the native microflora during the production of fermented
    foods”, tutor Prof. Salvatore Coppola. For 11 months of this PhD course, Vincenzina Fusco was
    research fellow (granted by the Department of Food Science of the University of Naples Federico II)
    at the Food Science Department of the Cornell University Ithaca, NY (USA), carrying out research
    activities on the Real-time PCR detection of Staphylococcus aureus using an integrated microfluidic
    platform, (as part of a project on Food Safety and Security Research Rapid Methods Development,
    supported by the FDA Grant #06000002499A) under supervision of Prof. Carl A. Batt.

    Permanent position as Researcher at the Institute of Sciences of Food Production - National Research
    Council of Italy (CNR - ISPA) (non-profit public body/governative research organization;
    http://www.ispa.cnr.it), Via Amendola 122/O, Bari, 70126, Italy.

    Research Interest: Development and application of culture- dependent and independent- nucleic acid-based methods to identify, quantitatively detect and type food associated pathogenic bacteria.1

    List of Publications:
    Book chapters.

    Book chapters

    Fusco, V., Abriouel, H., Benomar, N., Kabisch, J., Chieffi, D., Cho, G.-S., Franz, C.M.A.P. 2018.Opportunistic foodborne pathogens.Chapter 10. In: Food safety and preservation: modern biological approaches to improving consumer health.1st Edition.Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu  Alina Maria Holban.Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128149560. pp 269-306.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012814956000010X

    Fusco, V.,Blaiotta G., Becker K. 2018. Staphylococcal food poisoning.Chapter 12.In: Food safety and preservation:modern biological approaches to improving consumer health.1st Edition. Editors:
    Alexandru Grumezescu and Alina Maria Holban. Academic Press.

    ISBN: 9780128149560. pp 353-390.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128149560000123

    Fusco V., Oguntoyinbo F. A., Franz C. M.A.P. 2017. Fermentation to improve food security in Africa
    and Asia. Chapter 12 in: Soft Chemistry and Food Fermentation, Volume 3: Handbook of Food
    Bioengineering. Pages 337–378. Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban. Imprint:

    Academic Press (Elsevier). Paperback ISBN: 9780128114124. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811412-4.00012-6

    Cady C. N., Fusco V.,Maruccio G., Primiceri E.,Batt A.C. 2016. Micro  and nanotechnology based

    approaches to detect pathogenic agents in food. In: Volume 8  "NANOBIOSENSORS  Nanotechnology
    in the Agri-Food Industry. Pages 475–510. Ed. Alex Grumezescu. Academic Press. eBook ISBN:
    9780128043721. Hardcover ISBN: 9780128043011.

    Fusco V. *, Quero G.M. 2012. Nucleic acid-based methods to identify, detect and type pathogenic
    bacteria occurring in milk and dairy products. In: Structure and function of food engineering. InTech.
    Ed. Ayman Amer Eissa. ISBN 978-953-51-0695-1.

    Fusco, V*., 2008. DNA-based biosensors for spoilage bacteria detection. In: Materialy Pomocnicze w
    technologii browarniczej - Auxialiry materials in brewing technology. ISBN: 978-83-60958-11-7.

    Papers on ISI ranked Journals:

    Flynn, K., Villarreal, B.P., Barranco, A., Belc, N., Bjornsdottir, B., Fusco, V., Rainieri, S., Smaradottir, S.E.,
    Smeu, I., Teixeira, P., Jörundsdóttir, H.Ó. (2018). An Introduction to Current Food Safety Needs, Trends in
    Food Science & Technology, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.09.012.

    Franz, C.M.A.P., den Besten, H.M.W., Böhnlein, C., Gareis, M., Zwietering, M.H., Fusco, V. (2018).
    Microbial food safety in the 21st century: emerging challenges and foodborne pathogenic bacteria, Trends in Food Science & Technology 81, 155-158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.09.019.

    Faggiano G, Chieffi D, Logrieco AF, Fusco V*. 2018. Effect of refrigeration and probiotic adjunct on
    pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in raw milk for direct human consumption Journal of Food
    Processing and Preservation. 42, e13499. DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.13499.

    Oguntoyinbo FA, Fusco V, Cho G-S, Kabisch J, Neve H, Bockelmann W, Huch M, Frommherz L,
    Trierweiler B, Becker B, Benomar N, Gálvez A, Abriouel H, Holzapfel WH, Franz C M. A. P. 2016.
    Produce from Africa’s gardens: potential for leafy vegetable and fruit fermentations. Frontiers in
    Microbiology 7:981. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00981.

    Fusco V*, Quero MG, Chieffi D, Franz, MAPC. 2016. Identification of Lactobacillus brevis using a speciesspecific AFLP-derived marker. International Journal of Food Microbiology 232: 90-94.
    Primiceri E, Chiriaco MS, de Feo F, Santovito E, Fusco V, Maruccio G. 2016. A multipurpose biochip for
    food pathogen detection. Analytical Methods 2016: 10.1039/C5AY03295D.

    Fusco V*., den Besten HMW, Logrieco AF, Rodriguez FP, Skandamis PN, Stessl B, and Teixeira P. 2015.
    Food safety aspects on ethnic foods: toxicological and microbial risks. Current Opinion in Food Science. 6:24-32.

    Abriouel H, Lerma LL, del Carmen Casado Munoz, Montoro BP, Kabish J, Pichner R, Cho G-S, Neve H,

    Fusco V, Franz CMAP, Galvez A, Benomar N. 2015. The controversial nature of the Weissella genus:

    technological and functional aspects versus whole genome analysis-based pathogenic potential for their
    application in food and health. Frontiers in microbiology (IF. 4) 6:1197. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01197

    Fusco, V.*, Quero, G.M., Cho, G., Kabisch, J., Meske, D., Neve, H., Bockelmann, W. Franz, C.M., 2015.
    The genus Weissella: taxonomy, ecology and biotechnological potential. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:155.
    doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00155.

    Di Lena, M., Quero, G.M., Santovito, E., Verran, J., De Angelis, M., Fusco, V.*, 2015. A selective medium
    for isolation and accurate enumeration of Lactobacillus casei-group lactobacilli in probiotic milks and dairy
    products. International Dairy Journal, 47: 27-36. doi: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2015.01.018.

    Fusco V.*, Quero G.M. 2014. Culture-dependent and -independent nucleic acid-based methods used in the
    microbial safety assessment of milk and dairy products. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 13 (4): 493–537.

    Quero G.M., Santovito E., Visconti A., Fusco V.*, 2014. Quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes
    in raw milk and soft cheeses: culture-independent versus liquid - and solid - based culture-dependent real
    time PCR approaches. LWT- Food Science and Technology. 58: 11-20.

    Quero M.G., Fusco V.*, Cocconcelli P.S., Owczarek L., Borcakli M., Fontana C., Skapska S., Jasinska U.T.,
    Ozturk T., Morea M., 2014. Microbiological, physico-chemical, nutritional and sensory characterization of
    traditional Matsoni: Selection and use of autochthonous multiple strain cultures to extend its shelf-life. Food Microbiol. 38: 179–191.

    On, S.L.W., Brandt, S.M., Cornelius, A.J., Fusco V., Quero, G.M., Maćkiw, E., Houf, K., Bilbao, A., Díaz,
    A.I., Benejat, L., Megraud, F., Collins-Emerson, J., French, N.P., Gotcheva, V., Angelov, A., Alakomi, H.-
    L., Saarela, M., Paulin, S.M.*. 2013. PCR revisited: a case for revalidation of PCR assays for
    microorganisms using identification of Campylobacter species as an exemplar. Quality Assurance and Safety of crops & foods 5: 49-62.

    Borcakli M., Lucas J., Caputo L., Ozturk T., Baruzi F., Fusco V., Quero G.M., Quintieri L., M. Houghton.
    2013. Effect of UV-C light in the preservation of raw fermented beverages. Ital. J. Food Sci. 25: 213-221.

    Fusco V.*, Riccardi, M., Quero G.M. (2012). Thin agar layer- versus most probable number-PCR to
    enumerate viable and stressed Escherichia coli O157:H7 and application in a traditional raw milk pasta filata cheese. International Journal of Food Microbiology 159: 1–8.

    Fusco V.*, Quero G.M., Stea G., Morea M., Visconti A. (2011). Novel PCR-based identification of
    Weissella confusa using an AFLP-derived marker. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 145, 437-443.

    Fusco V.*, Quero G.M., Morea M., Blaiotta G., Visconti A. 201). Rapid and reliable identification of
    Staphylococcus aureus harbouring the enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) and quantitative detection in raw milk by real time PCR. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 144, 528-537.

    Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., Ercolini, D., Pepe, O., Coppola, S. 2010. Diversity of Staphylococcus strains based on partial kat (catalase) gene sequences and designs of a PCR-RFLP assay for identification and differentiation of coagulase positive species (S. aureus, S. delphini, S. hyicus, S. intermedius, S.
    pseudintermedius, and S. schleiferi subsp. coagulans). Clin. Microbiol. 48: 192-201.

    Aponte, M.*, Fusco, V., Andolfi, R., Coppola, S., 2008. Lactic acid bacteria occurring during manufacture
    and ripening of Provolone del Monaco cheese: Detection by different analytical approaches. International
    Dairy Journal. 18: 403–413.

    Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., Ercolini, D., Aponte, M., Pepe, O., Villani, F., 2008. Diversity of Lactobacillus
    strains based on partial HSP60 gene sequences and design of PCR-RFLP assays for species identification and differentiation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74: 208–215.

    Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., von Eiff, C., Villani F., Becker, K., 2006. Biotyping of enterotoxigenic
    Staphylococcus aureus by enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) polymorphism and spa-typing analyses. Applied
    and Environmental Microbiology 29: 375-381.

    Lechiancole, T., Blaiotta, G., Messina, D., Fusco, V., Villani F., Salzano, G.*, 2006. Evaluation of intraspecific diversities in Oenococcus oeni through analysis of genomic and expressed DNA. Systematic Applied Microbiology 29: 375-381.

    Coppola, S., Fusco, V., Andolfi, R., Aponte, M., Blaiotta, G., Ercolini, D., Moschetti, G.*, 2006. Evaluating
    microbial diversity during the manufacture of “fior di latte di agerola”, a traditional raw milk cheese of
    Naples area. Journal of Dairy Research 73 (3): 264-272.

    Ercolini, D.*, Fusco, V., Blaiotta, G., Sarghini F., Coppola, S., 2005. Response of Escherichia coli
    O157:H7, Salmonella thyphimurium, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus to the stresses
    occurring in model manufactures of Grana Padano cheese. Journal of Dairy Science 88: 3818-3825.

    Ercolini, D., Fusco, V., Blaiotta, G., Coppola, S.*, 2005. Sequence heterogeneity in the lacSZ operon of
    Streptococcus thermophilus and its use in PCR systems for strain differentiation. Research in Microbiology, 156: 161-172.

    Blaiotta, G., Ercolini, D., Pennacchia, C., Fusco, V., Casaburi, A., Pepe, O., Villani, F.*, 2004. PCR
    detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin genes in Staphylococcus spp. strains isolated from meat and dairy
    products. Evidence for new variants of seG and seI in S. aureus AB-8802. Journal of Applied Microbiology
    97: 719-730.

    Ercolini, D., Blaiotta, G., Fusco, V., Coppola, S.*, 2004. PCR-based detection of enterotoxigenic
    Staphylococcus aureus in the early stages of raw milk cheese making. Journal of Applied Microbiology 96:
    1090-1096.

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    Nilesh Nirmal
    Nanotechnology, Green Chemistry, Biochemistry
    The University of Queensland
    Australia
    nirmalnp21@yahoo.co.in
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: Application of plant extract as natural additives to the different food system as well as functional food product development.

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    SARR Papa Saliou
    Researcher
    Center for African Area Studies
    Kyoto University
    Japan
    pesseus77@yahoo.fr
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    Research Interest: Soil, Plants, Crop, Soil Science, Agricultural Microbiology, Crop Production, Fertilizers, Plant Biology, Agronomy, Plant Microbe Interactions, Molecular Biology, Inoculation.

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    Flavio L Fernandes
    Professor
    Entomology, Ecology
    Federal University of Vicosa
    Brazil
    flavioeg403915fernandes@gmail.com
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    Research Interest: Agronomy, Agricultural Entamology

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    Wawan Sujarwo
    Researcher
    Departement of Sciences
    Roma Tre University
    Italy
    w_sujarwo@yahoo.co.id
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    Research Interest: Ethnobotany, food plants, medicinal plants, nutraceutical plants, home gardens, local knowledge

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    Oskars Bikovens
    Researcher
    Laboratory of Lignin Chemistry
    Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry
    Latvia
    Bikovens@edi.lv
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    Research Interest: Compost, Composting, Lignin, Polyphenols, Antioxidant

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    Author(s): Jeethu Anu Geo*, Anu S Nair and AK Vijayan
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    Author(s): B Manikandan, P Anusuyadevi* and SP Sevarkodiyone
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    Characterization of Honeybees (Apismellifera L.) Behavior and Swarming Tendency in Bale, Southeastern Ethiopia

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    Published On: December 13, 2017 | Pages: 086 - 090

    Author(s): Bekele Tesfaye Dubale*
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    An Empirical Analysis of the effect of Agricultural Input on Agricultural Productivity in Nigeria

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    Published On: October 28, 2017 | Pages: 077 - 085

    Author(s): Ojiya Emmanuel Ameh*, Okoh Abo Sunday, Mamman Andekujwo Baajon and Ngwu Jerome Chukwuemeka
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    Author(s): Genet Dadi* Mengistu Urge and Tsegay Teklebrhan
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    Physicochemical properties of Ethiopian Beeswax, the case of South Wollo zone, Amhara Region

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    Author(s): Addisu Bihonegn*, Desalegn Begna, Asaminew Tassew and Zeleke Mekuriaw
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    Coprecipitation procedure for speciation of chromium in some dairy food product and water samples by FAAS

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    Published On: August 31, 2017 | Pages: 055 - 060

    Author(s): Şerife Saçmacı*
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    Influence of Slaughtering Ages on Carcass Characteristics, Meat Composition and Haematology of Extensively Managed Red Sokoto Bucks Slaughtered In Abeokuta Metropolis, Nigeria

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    Published On: August 01, 2017 | Pages: 042 - 048

    Author(s): S Fatma Aygun*
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