Dr. Maria Anastasiadou graduated from the School of Agriculture, Department of Animal Production, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2006. She received her Master of Science in 2008 at Laboratory of Physiology of Nutrition of Farm Animals, Department of Animal Production, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She continued her studies for a doctoral thesis at Laboratory of Physiology of Reproduction of Farm Animals, Department of Animal Production, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where she obtained her PhD at 2013. Next, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Hellenic Agricultural Organization-DEMETER, Directorate General of Agricultural Research (formerly NAGREF), Veterinary Research Institute, Thermi-Thessaloniki, Greece, in the period from 2014 to 2015. From 2016 to date, she works as a Research Associate in Technological Educational Institute, Department of Animal Production, Greece. She serves as a Junior Researcher at the Research Institute of Animal Science, General Directory of Agricultural Research, of HAO-DEMETER, Paralimni Giannitsa 58100, Greece, in the field of Animal Reproduction, from 1 March of 2017. She participates in the research team and management committee in 3 European Research Projects (2 COST Actions and 1 ARIMNET) and 2 National Research Project. Also, has been member of the research team in four Research Projects (1 European and 3 National).
Research Interest: Physiology of Reproduction of Farm Animals, Reproductive Immunology, Animal Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Molecular Mechanisms in the Reproductive System, Embryology, Endocrine Disruptors, Polymorphisms, Gene Expression, Immunology, Fertility, Reproduction Disorders, Poultry, Cow, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Farm Animals, Genes.
Skype ID: marmo.anastasiadou
URL of their official website: rias.gr, elgo.gr
Research Grant Details:
• ARIMNet2: “Breeding and management practices of indigenous bovine breeds: Solutions toward a sustainable future”, Αcronym: BOVISOL, European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
• COST Action no. CA15215: “Innovative approaches in pork production with entire males”
• COST Action no. CA16119: “In vitro 3-D total cell guidance and fitness”
• Operational Program "Central Macedonia 'Strengthening research, technological development and innovation "-" Enhancing research and innovation infrastructure ": “Exploitation, conservation and improvement of K. Macedonia's genetic resources using omics technologies”.
List of Publications:
B. National and International Conference Proceedings (refereed)
2. Garsen, A., Dotas, V., Anastasiadou, M., Nikolakakis, J., Mitsopoulos, J. and D. Dotas. “Performance and carcass charactheristics of broilers as affected by the replacement of soyabean meal with chickpea (Cicer Arietinum L)”. 1st Mediterranean Poultry Summit of World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA), 7-10/5/2008, Chalkidiki, Greece.3. Anastasiadou, M., Marantidis, A. and G. Michailidis. “Effects of Salmonella infection in the expression of Toll-like receptors 4 and 15 in the chicken reproductive organs”. 2nd Conference of the Balkan Network for the Biotechnology in Animal Reproduction, 24-25/3/2011, Sofia, Bulgaria.
4. Marantidis, A., Anastasiadou, M., Avdi, M. and G. Michailidis. “Expression of Toll-like receptors in porcine reproductive organs”. 2nd Conference of the Balkan Network for the Biotechnology in Animal Reproduction, 24-25/3/2011, Sofia, Bulgaria.5. Anastasiadou, M., Avdi, M. and G. Michailidis. “Changes in the Expression of Toll-like Receptors in the Chicken Testis During Growth and in Response to Salmonella Infection”. 15th Conference of the European Society of Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR), 15-18/9/2011, Antalya, Turkey.
6. Michailidis, G. and M. Anastasiadou. “Effects of Age and Salmonella Infection on the Expression of Toll-like Receptors in the Chicken Epididymis”. 15th Conference of the European Society of Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR), 15-18/9/2011, Antalya, Turkey.7. Marantidis, A., Michailidis, G., Anastasiadou, M., Kalogiannis, D., Avdi, M. and S. Chadio. “Expression of Toll-like receptors in porcine granulosa cells”. 15th Conference of the European Society of Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR), 15-18/9/2011, Antalya, Turkey.
8. Michailidis, G., Anastasiadou, M. and P. Froment. “Changes in the expression of Toll-like receptors in response to lipopolysaccharide in chicken Sertoli cells”. 16th Conference of the European Society of Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR), 29/8 – 1/9/2012, Dublin, Ireland.9. Anastasiadou, M., Avdi, M. and G. Michailidis. “Expression of Avian β-Defensins During Growth and in Response to Salmonella Infection in the Chicken Testis and Epididymis”. 16th Conference of the European Society of Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR), 29/8 – 1/9/2012, Dublin, Ireland.
10. Michailidis, G., Beek, J., Maes, D., Anastasiadou, M. and A. Van Soom. “Expression of Toll-like receptors and cytokines in porcine blastocysts stimulated by bacterial lipopolysaccharide”. 1st General Meeting of EPICONCEPT, Antalya, Turkey, 24-25/4/2013.11. Faure, M., Alves, S., Guibert, E., Michailidis, G., Anastasiadou, M., Brillard, J.P. and P. Froment. “Inflammatory response of testis cells amended in the presence of metformin”. The 11th Poultry Research Days, JRA, 25-26/3/2015, Tours, France.
12. Faure, M., Alves, S., Guibert, E., Michailidis, G., Anastasiadou, M., Brillard, J.P. and P. Froment. ‘’ Inflammatory response of testicular cells is modified by metformin’’. 1eres Journees Scientifiques du GDR REPRO - La recherche en Reproduction, 13-15/4/2015, Campus de Beaulieu, de l’Université Rennes, France.13. Michailidis, G., Anastasiadou, M. and M. Avdi. ‘’Cytokine activation in hen reproductive organs during growth and Salmonella infection ‘’. 19th Annual European Society of Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR) Conference 2015 and 26th Annual EU-AI Vets Meeting, 16-19/09/2015, Albena Resort, Varna, Bulgaria.
14. Anastasiadou, M. and G. Michailidis. ‘’Cytokine activation in rooster reproductive organs during sexual maturation and Salmonella infection’’. EPICONCEPT Conference 2015 Epigenetics and Periconception Environment, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, 06-07/10/2015.15. Anastasiadou, M., Michailidis, G., Kalogiannis, D. and S. Chadio. “Effects of lipopolysaccharide on the expression of cytokines in porcine granulosa cells”. Epigenetics and Periconception Environment, EPICONCEPT Conference 2016, Giardini Naxos, Italy, 26 - 29 September 2016.
16. Anastasiadou, M., Theodoridis, A. And G. Michailidis. “Investigation of polymorphisms in MC4R and GPX5 genes in Greek pigs”. 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food & Environment, September 21-24, 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece.17. Anastasiadou M. and G. Michailidis. “Production of female pigs by embryo sexing using the porcine amelogenin gene”. The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Conference IPEMA, 8-9 February 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.
Research Interest: My ultimate research goal is to discover the role of functional foods in health and diseases. There is growing evidence supporting the role of diet and food components during pregnancy and lactation on development of obesity and chronic diseases in offspring. Therefore, my particular interest is to understand how food components and primarily proteins and peptides consumed during pregnancy and lactation can influence risk of obesity and chronic diseases in next generation. Moreover, factors affecting food intake and appetite as key components in prevention and treatment of obesity and its comorbidities are my particular research interest.
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
Research Interest: Diabetes and Nutrition
Research Interest: Food Security, Environmental Science , Waste Management , Agricultural Development
Research Interest: Gut microbiome; Synbiotics; Microbial evolution; Food safety; Human nutrition; Epidemiology
Biography: Mengfei Peng achieved his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (joint concentration of molecular/cellular biology and animal sciences) from the University of Maryland, USA, where he worked on procommensal strategies against enteric bacterial infections. Currently, he is continuing his research as a postdoctoral scientist focusing on the development of novel probiotics in modulation of gut microbiome, prevention/control of enteric diseases, and improvement on human health.
Number of publications: 14
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Research Interest: Soil, Plants, Crop, Soil Science, Agricultural Microbiology, Crop Production, Fertilizers, Plant Biology, Agronomy, Plant Microbe Interactions, Molecular Biology, Inoculation.
Research Interest: Ethnobotany, food plants, medicinal plants, nutraceutical plants, home gardens, local knowledge
Research Interest: Structural biology, X-ray crystallography, proteins, protein-ligand complexes.
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.
Research Interest: Mycotoxins, especially Ochratoxin A in Animal Nutrition
Research Interest: Application of plant extract as natural additives to the different food system as well as functional food product development.
Research Interest: My research interest include noninfectious diseases, metabolism of microelements and welfare in pigs
Research Interest: 1. Plant bioactive compounds extraction and instrumental analysis e.g. phenolic acids, flavonoids
2. Determination of antioxidant capacity of constituents from plant derived foods (olive oil, wine, plants, mushrooms etc)
3. Food contaminants determination (metals e.g. Sn, Cd, Cu, biogenic amines)
4. Food Allergens determination by ELISA (new field)
5. GMOs in milk and milk products by PCR (new field)
Research Interest: Bioenergy, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Food Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Systems Biology, Chemical Engineering, Physical Biology, and Biomimetics.
Research Interest: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Nutrition, Physiology and Public Health.
Research Interest: Investigation of chemical composition and
technological properties of plant products, and evaluation of its influence on
nutrition value; creation new analysis methods and new food technologies,
developing HPLC methods for phytoestrogens in plant products
Research Interest: Compost, Composting, Lignin, Polyphenols, Antioxidant
Research Interest: Meta-Analysis, Predictive Microbiology, Risk Assessment, Meat Quality, Meat Safety, Meat Products and Sampling Plans.
Research Interest: Rice, Sorghum, Transgene, Bioinformatics, Abiotic Stresses, Protein Quality.
Research Interest: Animal Health, Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Animal Production, Cattle
Research Interest: Nutritional Assessment, Body Composition, Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, Anthropometry, Malnutrition, Obesity, Geriatric Nutrition, Pediatric Nutrition
Research Interest: Dry-cured meat products, Fatty acid profile, Amino acid composition, Physico-chemical properties, Sensory characteristics, Microbiology
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.
Research Interest: Food Safety, Disease Control and Prevention, nutrition survey, nutrition intervention, and nutrition policy development, childhood obesity intervention
Biography: Jinsong Bao is currently a professor in the Institute of Nuclear Agricultural Sciences at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He received his B.S. (1993) and M.S. (1996) degrees in horticulture from Zhejiang Agricultural University, and his Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Zhejiang University in 1999. His research interests are in molecular genetics of rice quality, more specifically in the areas of starch quality, nutritional quality, genetic mapping, and molecular breeding. His current research projects are 1) new markers for SSIIa gene and their relation to gelatinization temperature, 2) candidate gene mapping for rice quality and yield, and 3) molecular breeding of new rice high in nutraceutical properties and health benefits. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles and three book chapters in these areas, and has received two professional awards for his achievements in the genetic study and molecular improvement of rice quality from Zhejiang Provincial Government. He has awarded the "Young Scientist Research Award" from AACCI, and Zhejiang Young Science and Technology Award from the Zhejiang Association of Science and Technology. He has traveled and worked extensively in Hong Kong and USA. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in mutational genetics, and developmental biology in plants. He is a member of the editorial board of the Cereal Chemistry (SCI), Genes & Genomics (SCI), and Open Journal of Genetics.
Research Interest: Rice Quality: Genetics & Molecular Breeding
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
Research Interest: Remote sensing for ecology and environment. Land evaluation and planning. Spatial economic analysis on agricultural resources.
Agricultural Wastes; Biofuel; Lignocellulose; Value-Added Chemicals
Research Interest: Contaminants in soil/food and their risk assessment
Research Interest: Tyrosinase Inhibitors And Their Structure-Activity Relationships, Inhibitory Mechanism, Design and Synthesis Of Tyrosinase Inhibitors. Formation Mechanism And Control Strategy Of Harmful Substances of Maillard Reaction. Active Components from Plants, Fruits, Vegetables, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Their Physiological Functions
Research Interest: Food nutrition and allergy, Soybean anti-nutritional factors, Efficient utilization of dietary nutrients and intestinal Health.
Research Interest: 1) Understanding the mechanism of plant-insect interactions, specially the interaction between rice and brown planthopper. 2) Screening target genes of brown plant hopper for insect pests controlling. 3) Exploring and characterizing the potential endogenous resistance for crop protection.
with emphasis on how nutrition (amino acids) and diet affect growth
performance, immune system, oxidative balance, and nutritional absorption.
Meanwhile, oxidative stress (birth and weaning oxidative injury), antioxidant
signal, oxidative stress-inflammation, and antioxidant agent (such as amino
acids) are also focused.
Research Interest: Biometrology, Bionanotechnology, Bioenergy, Biomass, electron, light and atomic force microscopy
Research Interest: Agronomy, Crop Physiology, Stress Physiology, Seed Physiology, High crop efficiency, Nutrient Use Efficiency, Maize photosynthesis
Research Interest: Modified Atmospheric Packaging, Bioactive Food Packaging, Rechargeable Antimicrobial Materials, Biocatalytic Materials, And Non-Fouling Materials.
Research Interest: Agronomy, Agricultural Entamology
Research Interest: Plant Genetics, Plant Physiology, Meteorology, And Soil Science. Agronomy
Research Interest: Crop Production, Organic Farming, Biological Active Substances,
Allelopathy, Energy Assessments
Valentin Ivanov Kosev was born in Pleven Bulgaria on 12 March 1973. He graduated from The High Agricultural Institute, Plovdiv, Bulgaria in May 1996. Dr Kosev has received his PhD in Institute of Forage Crops, Pleven, Bulgaria during the period of 2009 – 2013. Currently (from 2017), he is working as Associate Professor in Institute of Forage Crops, Pleven. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Researcher in the field of plant Science. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Asian Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Current Investigations in Agriculture and Current Research, Food Science & Nutrition Technology (FSNT) and International research journal of agricultural and food sciences. He has authored more than 50 research articles and books. He is a member of International Legume society from 2011.
Research Interest: Plant Breeding Seed Production
List of some publications of Valentin Kosev
Mikić A., V. Kosev, R. Gantner, V. Mihailović, P. Smykal, M. Ambrose. 2010. Diversity and agronomic utility of leaf types in pea (Pisum sativum L. International conference „ XXIVth Genetic days” – Session 4 – plant genetics, breeding and diversity, 1th – 3rd September, Brno, Czech Republic", 53.
Kosev V,·I. Pachev. 2010. Correlations among Some Characteristics in Field Pea. Field Veg. Crop Res. 47: 473-478. (Journal bibliometric report impact factor = 0.251).Kosev V,·I. Pachev. 2010. Genetic Improvement of Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.) in Bulgaria. Field Veg. Crop Res. 47: 403-408. (Journal bibliometric report impact factor = 0.251).
Mikić A., V. Mihailović, B. Ćupina, V. Kosev, T. Warkentin, K. McPhee, M. Ambrose, J. Hofer, N. Ellis. 2011. Genetic background and agronomic value of leaf types in pea (Pisum sativum). Field Veg. Crop Res. 48: 275-284. (Journal bibliometric report impact factor= 0.251).
Kosev V, Pachev I, Angelova S, Mikić A: 2012. Inheritance of quantitative traits in crosses between two Pisum sativum subspecies with particular reference to their breeding value. Russian Journal of Genetics, vol. 48, (1): 41-46. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF= 0.427).
Kosev V., А. Mikić. 2012. "Assessing relationships between seed yield components in field pea (Pisum sativum L.) cultivars by correlation and path analysis" - Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 10 (4): 1075-1080. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF= 0.659).
Mikic A., V. Mihailovic, B. Cupina, I. Lejeune-Henaut, E. Hanocq, G. Duc, K. McPhee, F. L. Stoddar, V. Kosev, D. Krstic, S. Antanasovic, Ž. Jovanovic. 2012. Developing fall-sown pea cultivars as an answer to the challenges of climatic changes. Peas: Cultivation, varieties and nutritional uses. Chapter 4, pp.1 -142. (107-124). https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog /product _info.php? products_id=28484.
Mikić A., V. Mihailović, M. Dimitrijević, S. Petrović, B. Ćupina, V. Đorđević, V. Kosev, B. Milošević, Ţ. Jovanović, Ţ. Milovac. 2013. Evaluation of seed yield and seed yield components in red-yellow (Pisum fulvum) and Ethiopian Evaluation (Pisum abyssinicum) peas. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. Vol. 60,(2): 629-638. (Thomson ReutersWeb of Science, IF=1.55).
Kosev, V. 2013. Genetic studies in earliness and vegetation period in pea (Pisum sativum l.) varieties. Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, IV (8): 35-41. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor=3.90).
Ilieva A, V. Kosev. 2013. Evaluation of spring forage pea varieties by quality-related characteristics. Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, IV (8): 54-58. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor=3.90).
Kosev V. 2014. Seed yield as affected by the ecological stability of the field pea (Pisum sativum) cultivars". Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, V (9): 45-50. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor =3.90). Kosev, V. 2014. Enriching genetic diversity of forage pea with a view to selection. Lambert, Academic publishing, pp.1-96. /http://www.amazon.com/Enriching-genetic-diversity-forage-selection/dp/ 3843382700.
Kosev. V., V. Vasileva. 2014. Some studies on the Selection of Forage pea (Pisum sativum L.) to increase the Symbiotic nitrogen fixing Potential. International journal of pharmacy and life sciences: 3570-3579. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor = 2.79).
Kosev V. 2014. Heterosis and degrees of dominance of quantitative traits in pea hybrids (Pisum sativum L.). Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, V (9): 23-29. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor = 3.90).
Kosev. V.2014. Breeding evaluation of forage pea varieties and hybrids by the traits number seeds and seed weight per plant. Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, V (10): 12-16. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor = 3.90).
Kosev. V. 2014. Breeding and genetic assessment of some quantitative traits in crosses forage pea (Pisum sativum L.). Open Journal of Genetics, Vol. 4,(1): 22-29. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF= 0.50).
Kosev V. 2014. Breeding potential of field pea (Pisum sativum) cultivars and their progenies. Journal of BioScience and Biotechnology. Vol. 3,(3): 219-226. (Universal Impact Factor =1.16).
Vasileva V., Kosev V.2015. Root biomass accumulation in some varieties and hybrids of pea (Pisum sativum L.) Journal of BioScience and Biotechnology. Vol., 4(1): 51-56. (Universal Impact Factor =1.16).
Vasileva V., Kosev V. 2015. Evaluation of nodule related components and forage productivity in pea (pisum sativum l.) genotypes. International journal of pharmacy and life sciences, 6 (2): 4230-4237. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor =2.79).
Kosev. V., Ilieva A. 2015. Evaluation of quality-related characteristics and yield in winter forage pea varieties. Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology. VI (1): 54-60. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor = 3.90).
Kosev. V. 2015. Model of high seed productiveness in forage pea varieties. Journal of Central European Agriculture, Vol. 16, (2): 172-180. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF=0.20).
Kosev V., 2015. Genetic analysis on some yield traits of pea (pisum sativum l.) crosses. Journal of BioScience and Biotechnology. Vol. 4, (2):149-156. (Universal Impact Factor =1.16).
Kosev V. 2015. Multivariate analysis of spring field pea genotypes. Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology. VI (1): 23-29. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor = 3.90).
Mikić A, Mihailović V, Kosev V. 2012. The role of the TENDRIL-LESS (TL) gene in enhancing the agronomic performance of forage pea (Pisum sativum) lines. Pisum Genetics 44:9-12.
Kosev V. 2013. A brief study on the combining abilities of quantitative traits in field pea (Pisum sativum). Pinnacle Biological Sciences, Vol.1 (1): 1-5.
Kosev, V. 2014. Inheritance type of the leaves and productivity in deferent genotypes of pea (Pisum sativum L.). Селекція і насінництво. Vol 106: 57-63.
Kosev V., I. Pachev, Aleksandar Mikić. 2013. Assessing the breeding value of nine spring field pea (Pisum Sativum L.) cultivars. Plant Breeding and Seed Science, V.68: 55-64.
Georgieva N., I. Nikolova, V. Kosev. 2015. Adaptation and stability of field peas (Pisum sativum L.) cultivars. Journal of Global Agriculture and Ecology,, Vol.: 3, (1):1-10.
Naydenova, I., V. Kosev. 2015. Composition, digestibility and feeding value estimation of forage pea (Pisum sativum L.) varieties and hybrids. Agricultural Science and Technology.
Georgieva N., Nikolova I., Kosev V. 2016. Evaluation of genetic divergence and heritability in pea (Pisum sativum L.). Journal of BioScience and Biotechnology 5 (1): 61-67. (Universal Impact Factor =1.16)
Georgieva N., Nikolova I., Kosev V., Tahsin N. 2016. Evaluation of genetic differences in vetch cultivars. Romanian Agricultural Research, 33: хх-хх. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF=0.28).
Georgieva N., Nikolova I., Kosev V. 2015. Stability analysis for seed yield in vetch cultivars. Emirates Emirates journal of food and agriculture. 27(12): 903-910. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF=0.31).
Georgieva N., Nikolova I., Kosev V. 2015. Association study of yield and its components in pea (Pisum sativum L.). IJP 2(11): 536-542.
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