8th Global Summit on

Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Theme: Novel Trends in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

OCM for Microbiology Congress Series Conferences

Organizing Committee

OCM Member

Marcelo B. Sztein

Associate Director
University of Maryland
University of Maryland

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Anna Hirsch

Head of the department for drug design and optimization
Helmholtz Institute
Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Armelle Phalipon

Group leader in the Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis Unit
Institut Pasteur
France

Biography Research Interest

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Reza Nassiri

Professor
Michigan State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Matjaz Ocepek

Head of the Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology of Veterinary Faculty
University of Ljubljana
Slovenia

Biography Research Interest

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Richard Dybowsk

Senior Research Scientist
Cambridge University
UK

Biography Research Interest

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Carmela Saturnino

Professor
University of Basilicata
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Mazen Saleh

Chairperson for the Department of Biology
Laurentian University
Canada

Biography Research Interest

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Abeer Mostafa Abdalhamed

Professor
Shaqra University
Saudi Arabia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ahmed G. Hegazi

Professor
National Research Center
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Microbiology Congress 2017

OCM Member

Maria Rita Gismondo

Director
Laboratory Of Clinical Microbiology, Virology And Bioemergencies
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Akira Khaji

Professor
University of Pennsylvania
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yury O. Chernoff

Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Syra Madad

Director
NYC Health + Hospitals
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Amy Hinkelman

Assistant Professor
Campbell University
USA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Microbial Ecology 2017

OCM Member

Dr. George Lazarovits

Research Director
A&L Biologicals
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dr. Beverly Ramsey

Executive Director of DEES
Desert Research Institute
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Bruce A. Fowler

Professor
Emory University, Atlanta
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

William Chen Wei Ning

Professor
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Singapore

Biography Research Interest

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Charles Trick

Professor
Western University, Ontario
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Maria Dittrich

Associated Professor
University of Toronto Scarborough
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Marie Antoinette Toscano

Professor
Università degli Studi di Catania
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Dr. Sunil Kumar Lal

Professor
Monash University
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

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Ismail Mehrez Ibrahim Shalaby

Professor
Taif University
Saudi Arabia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Fatme AlAnouti

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean
Zayed University
United Arab Emirates

Biography Research Interest

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Lise Korsten

Professor
University of Pretoria
South Africa

Biography Research Interest

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Alderí Emidio de Araujo

Researcher
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation-EMBRAPA
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Prof. Elasayed Elsayed Wagih

Professor of Virology and Biotechnology and Vice President of the Arab Society for Biotechnology.
University of Alexandria
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Aly I. N.Abdel-Aal

Professor
”SWER” Agricultural Research Centre “ARC”
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Microbiology 2017

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

S. Louise Cosby

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

Biography Research Interest

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Martin Ryan

Professor
University of St Andrews
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

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Ibrahim M. Banat

Professor
University of Ulster
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Joachim Wink

Head of Laboratory
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Giulio Tarro

Professor
Biotechnologies and VirusSphere, World Academy Biomedical Technologies,
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Petra Dersch

Professor
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Germany

Biography Research Interest

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Stef Stienstra

Commander, Scientific Advisor
Royal Dutch Navy
Netherlands

Biography Research Interest

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Maurizio Provenzano

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

Biography Research Interest

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Alastair Fleming

Assistant Professor
Trinity College Dublin
Ireland

Biography Research Interest

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Junie Lia Monica

Professor
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Romania

Biography Research Interest

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G J W Euverink

Professor
University of Groningen
Netherlands

Biography Research Interest

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Maria Angela Cunha

Assistant Professor
University of Aveiro
Portugal

Biography Research Interest

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Nikos E Mavroudis

Programme Leader Department of Applied Sciences
Northumbria University
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Arnolfo Petruzziello

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Bożena Futoma-Kołoch

Assistant Professor
University of Wrocław
Poland

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Amparo Gamero Lluna

Associate Professor
University of Valencia
Spain

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Clinical Microbiology 2017

OCM Member

Nicholas Bergman

Head of the Genomics Department at NBFAC
National Bioforensic Analysis Center
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Aneta Nitsch-Osuch

Head of the Department of Social Medicine and Public Helath
Medical University of Warsaw
Poland

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Delia Goletti

Head of Translational Research Unit
National Institute for Infectious Diseases
Italy

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Michel Wolff

Head of the Medical and Infectious Resuscitation Department
Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital
France

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Bruno Pozzetto

Head of Department
University Hospital of Saint-Étienne
France

Biography Research Interest

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Thierry Naas

University lecturer - hospital practitioner
Bicêtre Hospital
France

Biography Research Interest

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Kamaleldin B Said

Professor
Carleton University
Canada

Biography Research Interest

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Amaresh Das

Professor
APHIS-USDA
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Iolanda Francolini

Visiting scientist
Sapienza University of Rome
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Joziana Muniz De Paiva Barçante

President
Federal University of Lavras
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

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Jihad Bishara

Director
Tel-Aviv University
Israel

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Neveen Mohamed M Saleh

Research Scientist
National organization for drug control and research
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Clinical Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Massimo Ciccozzi

Professor
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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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

Biography Research Interest

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John G Thomas

Professor Emeritus
West Virginia University
USA

Biography Research Interest

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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

Biography Research Interest

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Patrícia Alexandra Curado Quintas Dinis Poeta

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

Biography Research Interest

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M.V.Raghavendra Rao

Professor
Avalon University School of Medicine Curacao
Netherland Antilles

Biography Research Interest

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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 - Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Patrick Brennan

University Distinguished Professor
Colorado State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ibrahim M. Banat

Professor
University of Ulster
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Junie Lia Monica

Professor
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Romania

Biography Research Interest

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Helena Bujdakova

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

Biography Research Interest

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Natalia Tschowri

Group Leader
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Amparo Gamero Lluna

Assistant Professor
University of Valencia
Spain

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Bożena Futoma-Kołoch

Assistant Professor
University of Wrocław
Poland

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Microbiologists 2016

OCM Member

Lia Monica Junie

Professor
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Romania

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Paul M Tulkens

Emeritus and Invited Professor
Universite Catholique de Lovain
Belgium

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Nikolai Provorov

Deputy Director
All-Russia Research Institute for Agricultural Microbiology
Russia

Biography Research Interest

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Julia Dias

Professor
Federal University of Sergipe
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Applied Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Rajinder S. Ranu

Professor
Colorado State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Abd El Aziz Mousa Nour

Emeritus Professor
Alexandria University
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

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

OCM Member

Hua Zhu

Associate Professor
Rutgers University
NJ, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Piero Mastroeni

Reader in Infection and Immunity
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Massimo Ciccozzi

Professor
Italian National Institute of Health
Italy

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Carlos Alberto Guzman

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Joachim Wink

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Kathrin Mohr

Scientist
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Patrick Fickers

Professor
University of Leige
Belgium

Biography Research Interest

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Sveltana Ermolaeva

Professor
Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology
Russia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Maria Isabel Brusca

Scientist
Univerdad de Buenos Aires
Argentina

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ludmila Viksna

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Khaled Barakat

Assistant Professor
University of Alberta
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Patrícia Poeta

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Gustavo H Goldman

Professor
The University of São Paulo
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Willy Verstraete

Emeritus Professor
Ghent University
Belgium

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Alexander Rapoport

Professor, Head (Biotechnology)
University of Latvia
Latvia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Sevgi Ciftci

Associate Professor
Istanbul University
Turkey

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Gülnur TARHAN

Professor, Head (Medical Microbiology)
Adiyaman University
Turkey

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Sahin Direkel

Associate Professor
Giresun University
Turkey

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Maysaa El Sayed Zaki

Professor
Mansoura Faculty of Medicine
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Moustafa El-Shenawy

Emeritus Professor
National Research Centre
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Medical Microbiology 2016

OCM Member

Brent E. Korba

Professor
Georgetown University Medical Centre
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Thomas C Bosch

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Chit Laa Poh

Distinguished Professor
Sunway University
Malaysia

Biography Research Interest

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Geraldine Durand

Microbiology Director
BioMérieux
France

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Haifa Altalhi

Head infection prevention and control department
King Saud University
Saudi Arabia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Anju Kaushal

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

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Microbial Physiology 2016

OCM Member

Mark Enright

Professor
Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

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Friedrich Goetz

Professor
University Tübingen
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mohannad AL-Saghir

Professor
Ohio University Zanesville
United States

Biography Research Interest

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Elisabeth Carniel

Professor
Institut Pasteur
France

Biography Research Interest

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Alexander A. Kamnev

Professor
Russian Academy of Sciences
Russia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Maysaa El Sayed Zaki

Professor
Mansoura university
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

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Masataka

Professor
Tohoku University
Japan

Biography Research Interest

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Yu-Zhong Zhang

Professor
Shandong University
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Amina Yousef Kandeel

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Dr. Qiao Sun

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

Biography Research Interest