Topical Advisory Panel

Topical Advisory Panel Members (84)

Dr. Young Ki Chang
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Assistant Professor, Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, Truro, NS, Canada
Interests: biosystems automation; ANN/DCNN for optimization; Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Agriculture; FPGA-based camera; hyper/multi-spectral imaging; soil mapping with UAV/UGV; animal behaviour monitoring
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Dr. Anna Kocira
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Institute of Agricultural Sciences, State School of Higher Education in Chełm, Pocztowa 54, 22-100 Chełm, Poland
Interests: abiotic stress; biostimulants; crop production; plant physiology; nutritional and nutraceutical quality; weed control
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Prof. Dr. Grzegorz P. Łysiak
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Department of Dendrology, Pomology and Nursery Production, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Dąbrowskiego 159, 60-461 Poznań, Poland
Interests: horticulture; bioactive compounds; storage of horticulture commodities; fruit processing; Pomology; fruit production; fruits and berries
Dr. Vinay Pagay
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School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Interests: agricultural engineering; agriculture agronomy & agriculture; horticultural crop growth and development; horticultural production; orticulture; oenology and viticulture; plant biology; plant physiology; sensor technology
Dr. Agnieszka Sekara
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Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Biotechnology and Horticulture, University of Agriculture in Krakow, 31-425 Krakow, Poland
Interests: plant eco-physiology; biotic and abiotic stresses; biofortification and biostimulation of horticultural crops and cultivated mushrooms; functional food
Dr. Eugenio Llorens
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Laboratory of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Area of Vegetal Physiology, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Universitat Jaume I, 12071 Castellon, Spain
Interests: plant microbiology; plant–microbe interaction; plant protection; induced resistance; plant physiology
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Dr. Giancarlo Roccuzzo
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics(CREA), Research Centre for Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops, 47121 Forlì, Italy
Interests: tree fruit ecophysiolology; mineral nutrition; water relationships; agroecology; biomasses
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Dr. Giuseppe Sortino
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, viale delle Scienze edificio 4, ingresso H, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: physiology of fruit ripening; postharvest biology; technology of fruit produce; fruit quality; tree physiology; sensory analysis
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Dr. Maria Giordano
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: vegetable quality; sustainable agriculture; horticultural crops; hydroponics and soilless culture; biofortification; microgreens; functional foods; microbial and non-microbial biostimulants; carbon sequestration; nutrient cycling
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Dr. Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
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Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India
Interests: land restoration; sustainable development goals; climate resilient agriculture; sustainable agriculture; agrobiodiversity; agricultural sustainability; indigenous and local knowledge (ILK)
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Dr. NIki Maragou
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Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Department of Pesticides Control and Phytopharmacy, P.O. 145 61 Kifissia, Greece
Interests: pesticides; emerging contaminants; soil; environment; food; regulatory legislation; quality control; chromatography; mass spectrometry; sample preparation
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Dr. Theocharis Chatzistathis
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Institute of Soil and Water Resources, Hellenic Agricultural Organization-Demeter, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: organic and inorganic fertilization; plant nutrition; Olea europaea L.; Vitis vinifera L.; vegetable crops; horticultural crops; sustainable horticulture; sustainable nutrient management; sustainable crop management; soil fertility; organic matter; nutrient use efficiency
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Dr. Raymond Thomas
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Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Environmental Science, Room AS 222, 20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL A2H 5G4, Canada
Interests: functional foods production, sensory perception, development, safety and preservation; use of nanotechnology to enhance plant performance in Boreal Ecosystem; spatial, functional and compositional lipid metabolism in response to environmental stressors; influences of gut microbiome on brain lipid metabolism and brain health; chemometrics and lipid modeling; increase yield, nutritional and value added production in control systems agriculture and alternative forage production systems; hydroponics: (sprouted fodder, herbs and vegetable production)
Dr. M. Esperanza Valdés
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CICYTEX-Technological Institute of Food and Agriculture-INTAEX (Government of Extremadura), Av. Adolfo Suárez, s/n, 06071 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: polyphenols; aminoacids; grapevines; wines; minority grape varieties
Dr. José Luis Vicente-Vicente
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Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF). Research area on Agricultural Landscape Systems (working in a group on land use decisions in a spatial and system context) Eberswalder Street 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany
Interests: soil ecosystem services; soil organic carbon dynamics; food modelling; sustainable management practices; sustainable food systems
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Prof. Dr. István Komlósi
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Institute of Animal Science, Biotechnology and Nature Conservation, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, University of Debrecen, 138 Böszörményi Street, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: animal breeding; design and evaluation of breeding program; biotechnology; livestock farm management; biostatistics
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Dr. Helen Karasali

Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Department of Pesticides Control and Phytopharmacy, Laboratory of Chemical Control of Pesticides, 8 Stefanou Delta Street, Kifissia, 14561 Athens, Greece
Interests: pesticide residues soil and sediment; soil environmental chemistry; soil contamination and monitoring; pesticides; method validation; risk assessment; fate and behavior of pesticides in the environment; agricultural solid waste management
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Dr. Amy L. Klocko
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Department of Biology, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA
Interests: floral biology; genetic engineering; genetic containment; gene flow; gene editing
Dr. Dimitrios Ν. Vlachostergios
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Hellenic Agricultural Organization “Demeter”/Institute of Industrial and Forage Crops, 41335 Larissa, Greece
Interests: breeding of legumes and industrial crops; legume-cereal intercropping; organic and low-input agriculture; novel breeding schemes; stewardship of genetic diversity; development of new varieties
Dr. Michael Mielewczik
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Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, UK
Interests: systems modelling; image based phenotyping; automation; image processing; sustainable development goals
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