Executive Committee

Prof Munis Dündar

EBTNA President

He was born May 2, 1961. He took undergraduate degree at Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine in 1985. He made Ph.D. on Medical Genetics at Duncan Guthrie Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow/Scotland in 1994 and got Professor Title in 2003. He is founder and head of Medical Genetics Department at Erciyes University and he has been currently carrying out various administrative tasks since 1996.

He took part as Project Coordinator and Assistant Investigator in many research projects and many prepared articles out of them have been publishing in international journals since 1995.

He is a lecturer at European University Consortium, Job Creation Oriented Biotechnology for first level degree and master program students, since 2006. He is president of the Turkish Medical Genetic Society, representative of EPMA in Turkey and EBTNA President (European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association).

Prof Kevan Gartland

Vice President

Professor Kevan MA Gartland is currently Special Advisor and Professor of Biological Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, President of the Heads of University Centres of BioMedical Sciences and Honorary Professor in the Department of Health Technology and Informatics, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After degrees in Genetics (BSc, Leeds) and PhD in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Nottingham) he was British Technology Group Research Fellow (Nottingham University), before taking up a Lectureship in Biotechnology & Molecular Biology at De Montfort University. Senior Lectureship, Head of Division and Associate Head of School posts followed, as did a Personal Research Chair in Biological Sciences at the University of Abertay Dundee, where he established a thriving research group in applications of the biosciences to the environment. This culminated in his being Founding Director of the Abertay Centre for the Environment (ACE), receiving £2.4M EU funds and taking an entrepreneurial approach to the uses of the biosciences to meet the needs of businesses, whilst also working with the United Nations Environment Programme. He moved to Glasgow Caledonian University in 2005, serving as Dean of the School of Life Sciences until 2011. He has previously been a University of Abertay Court member, Heads of University Biological Sciences Executive Committee member, Education Committee Chair and a Director of the Biochemical Society, a Director of the Institute of Forest Biotechnology, based in North Carolina, USA, Chair of the Higher Education Academy Biosciences Subject Centre, and Director or Trustee of several companies and charities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and of the Institute of BioMedical Science.  He has contributed to a Hong Kong Poly University MOOC studied by 48,000 students from 177 countries. He is frequently in demand as a reviewer, editor and adviser on applications of the molecular biosciences, quality assurance, learning & teaching and new programme developments. He has recently been appointed as an Academic Assessor for the UK Teaching Excellence Framework, looking at the quality of teaching, learning resources and student outcomes in UK higher education.

Prof Fabrizio Bruschi

Former President

Fabrizio Bruschi was born in Pisa in 1954. He graduated in 1979 in Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, score: 110/110 cum laude; Haematology Specialization, University of Pisa, Italy, score: 70/70 cum laude. He obtained the Certificat d'Etudes Superieures in Immunologie et Pathologie Parasitaires at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. Researcher since 1984, confirmed since 1987, then Associate Professor in General Pathology, Medical Faculty, University of Perugia, Italy (1992-1997), then University of Pisa, Italy until 2002 when he has obtained the position of Professor of Parasitology in the Faculty of Medicine of the same University. Since then he is also in charge of the Parasitology Sector of University Microbiology Laboratory of the University Hospital in Pisa.

The interests of Prof. F. Bruschi are represented mainly by host-parasite relations in helminth infections such as trichinellosis of which different aspects, both experimental and clinical have been studied. Prof. Bruschi has been coordinator of different research projects both at local and at national (MURST and Ministry of Health) levels on trichinellosis. He was appointed as 1st Vice-President of the European Federation of Parasitologists since 2000 up to 2008 and in virtue of this position he has participated to the Scientific Consultation Group of ECDC in Stockholm.

He participated to the Committee of the International Commission on trichinellosis for the compilation of the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of human trichinellosis, as well as in that for the preparation of the guidelines for the animal and human serology. Recently, he was involved in the preparation of the W.H.O.-F.A.O.-O.I.E. guidelines for human trichinellosis. At present he is Vice-President of the Società Italiana di Parassitologia and member of the Executive Committee of the International Commission on trichinellosis. Since 2010 he is member of ESCMID and he participates to the study group of Clinical Parasitology.

He is author or co-author of over 130 publications among which chapters in books from international publishers and Editor of books or journal supplements. He is Associate/Receiving Editor for Medical Parasitology of the journal Parassitologia and he is in the editorial board of the new Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity and of the advisory board for Clinical Parasitology of the journal Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences.

Prof Maripia Viola Magni

General Secretary

General Pathology professor from 1975 at Perugia University and Director of the Institute. She has published 240 paper most in the International Journal: Scientific fields of interest are: cell proliferation in vivo and in vitro; non premitotic DNA synthesis; tumor cell proliferation and oncogene expression; gene expression in hepatocytes during neonatal maturation and liver regeneration; presence of a phospholipidic fraction in hepatocyte chromatin and its metabolism. She was also Rector delegate for international affairs for the University and participates to many projects In particular she created the School for Technician, the Doctorate in cell and Molecular Pathology, the Consortium of University and Enterprises, TUCEP.

From 1976 a network in Biotechnology was created with the support of Europe and two international courses “Job Creation Oriented Biotechnology” and “Biotechnology Medical Application” were created. She was President of European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association (EBTNA) and actually is President of ONLUS research Foundation “Enrico Puccinelli”

Prof Tommaso Beccari

Treasurer

Professor Tommaso Beccari has a long experience on lysosomal enzymes that begun in 1985 at the King’s College of London ,UK in the laboratories of Prof. D. Robinson and Dr. JL Stirling, two pioneers in the field of lysosomes.

He has been Visiting Professor at the King’s College, London, UK; Universitè Renè Descartes, Paris, France; Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen, Germany; University of Tromso, Norway. His research has been focused on the biochemistry and molecular biology of lysosomal enzymes and to study the pathophisiology of the lysosomal storage disorders. More recently his laboratory has partecipate to the development of a therapy for the lysosomal storage disease, alpha-mannosidosis.

His laboratory is involved in the diagnosis of alpha-mannosidosis, beta-mannosidosis, mucolipidosis type II and III. Part of his research is oriented to analyses the relationship beteween lysosomal enzymes and Parkinson’s Disease. More recently two new ko mice for the chitobiase and cytoplasmic alpha-mannosidase have been generated in order to better understand the catabolism of oligosaccharides. Finally another topic of his research is on the genetic association of Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.

Professor Tommaso Beccari is the author of several papers published on leading International journals

Prof Oscar Vicente

Member

Oscar Vicente was born in 1956, in Madrid (Spain), where he graduated in Biochemistry in 1976 and obtained his PhD in 1983, before spending a three-year postdoctoral period at the Friedich-Miescher Institut, in Basel (Switzerland). In 1988, he moved to the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, University of Vienna (Austria), where he established and led a research group, to work on pollen development and its biotechnological applications, and on the molecular characterization of pollen allergens and plant MAP kinases.

As Assistant Professor, from 1991 to 1996, he was responsible for several courses of Experimental Genetics taught at the Faculty of Sciences. Oscar Vicente returned to Spain in 1996, to join the faculty of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where he is at present Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, teaching different subjects in this area to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Biotechnology and Agronomic Engineering. His research interest focuses on the study of plant responses to abiotic stress and stress tolerance mechanisms.

Prof Juraj Krajcovic

Member

Dr. Juraj Krajčovič is a Professor of Molecular biology and Chairperson of the Institute of Cell Biology and Biotechnology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He received his Ph.D. from Comenius University in 1987. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the International Institute of Cellular and Molecular Pathology in Brussels, Belgium (1990-1993).

Current Research Interests: Molecular cell biology; gene expression; protein import into organelles, primarily chloroplasts; molecular diagnostics; molecular evolution and systematics, DNA identification of microorganisms, especially lactic acid bacteria and phototrophs; plastids as drug targets; the origin and evolution of the cell; antimutagenicity; extremophiles. Teaching activities: Molecular cell biology, Evolutionary biology; Selected chapters in microbiology; Selected chapters in biotechnology; Molecular methods in systematic biology.

Prof Michel Salzet

Member

I-Carrier Synthesis

Scientific Titles

1998-2003           Member of the Institut Universitaire de France Junior, then Honorary position

1998-2000           Senior Scientist at the Mind Body Institute of Harvard Medical School, USA

31/05/1995          Habilitation for directing research in Natural Sciences, University Lille 1

03/02/1993          PhD in Life Science and Heath, University Lille 1

Cursus

1993-1994             Post-doctoral fellows, Neurosciences Research Institute, Old Westbury, USA

1993                    PhD Life Sciences and Health at the University of Lille

1991-1992             Pre-doctoral at Biopharm, Hendy, UK

1990                    National Service, Aspirant, Medal of National Defense

1989                    Master degree Science of Life and Health, University of Lille 1, Honors

Current Situation

2009                   DistinguishedProfessor University of Lille 1, Honorar Junior Member of Institut Universitaire de France

1998-Present         Laboratory director

2010-2013            President of the French Society for Mass Spectrometry

Functions

2009                   Distinguish Professor (PRCE1)

2002                   Full Professor Class I (PR1)

1997                   Full Professor Classe II (PR2)

1995                   Associate Professor, University Lille 1

 

II-National and International Knowledge

Awards & Medals

2008                  Innovation Price INPI, Nord-Pas de Calais Council

2003                  Great Price of Science of the Society of Sciences, Agriculture and Arts of Lille

1998                  Intitut Universitaire de France Medal, Paris

1993                  Wicart-Hagenstien Medal of the Society of Sciences, Agriculture and Arts of Lille

 

Scientific Assesment

200                   Original publications and reviews (H Factor: 45, 6636 citations, Google Scholar)

108                   Conferences among which 58 on invitation in international conferences

1996-Present       PEDR then Prime of Scientific Excellence since 1996

2010                  Ranked among the 150 scientificof excellence (Classes 5 to 6) in Biology and Medecine

2007                  Ranked among the 250 scientifics of excellence ranked A+ in Biology and Medecine

 

International Functions

2012-Present       Member of the governing board of the European School of Neurosciences (EURON)

2011- Present      Member of the Managing group for personalized medecine for European citizen (ESF)

2010-2016           Member of the interdisciplinary comitee for the FWO Vlaanderen, Belgium

2009-2012           Member of the Core Group of LESC, of LFUI from European Sciences Foundation             

2012- Present      Member of the Scientific Board of the FCI from FRSQ, Canada

 

International Expertises since 1996

International: 5th PRDC, LECMA-AFI-ISAO, Grants Pierre & Marie Curie, FWO, Portugal Sciences Foundation, Netherlands Genomics Initiative, Austrian Science Fund, National Science Centre, ARC, FNRS, ISF, IBSF, Marsden Found of Science, CRSNG, FRSQ, FCI, NIH, NIDA

National: French Ministry of Science (1998-2002, 2009), MAE (2009), National Committee of University (since 2000) and medical Research Foundation since 2003, AERES (2008), ANR (2008-now)

 

Scientific Comitee of international conferences

2013                 European Proteomic Congress, Saint Malo, October 2013

2013                 7th International Symposium on Experimental and Clinical Neurobiology (June 23-27, Kosice, Slovak Republic)

1999                 International Society of Comparative Immunology, St Andrews, June 30- July 4, 2003

1999                 International Symposium on Advances in Neuroimmunology, Shangaï, 14-18 May, 1999

1997                 International Symposium on Advances in Neuroimmunology, Pekin, 14-18 May, 1997

 

International Conferences Organisation

2010                 Workshop ESF, MNHN, Paris, March 15, 2010

2004                 International Congress on leech Neurosciences, Lille, 25-30 septembre 2004

2001                 Congress of Comparative Immunology, Lille, 10-15 septembre 2001

 

Summer School Organisation

1996-Present       Neuroimmune Summer School for American students (undergraduates & graduates). Learning biochemical techniques for proteins analyses (2 months)

NIH-Fogarty Grant (obtained in 1996 and renewed in en 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)

 

Invited Seminars in Foreign Universities

Vrije Univ Leuven (2001, 2009), Univ Leeds (2007), UCSD (2008), Univ. Miami (2008), Univ Gottinghen (2009), Univ. Amsterdam (2010), Sherbrooke Univ (2010), Unv. Liege (2010), Univ Barcelone (2011), Univ. Namur (2012), Univ. Kosice (2012)

 

Research Contrats since 1996

Co-PI with Pr G.B. Stefano of NIH-Fogarty grant since 1996 (480k€) and a NIDA grant (200k€).Co-PI with Pr. E. Macagno of a NSF grant (200k€), IRSC grant of 300k€, FRNTQ grant of 100k€, LIA-CNRS of 100 k€ and FRSQ invation grant of 4 millions € with Pr R. Day, 100k€ from ISAO grant with Pr Y.M Park. Total: 5380 k€

PI of 3 ANVAR, OSEO grants (total 325k€), FEDER grant (245 k€), RMNT project of 45 k€, ANR grant (380k€) and industrial contracts (IPSEN, GALDERMA, Bruker, Schimadzu, Thermofisher) 879k€, 3 BQR (70k€), 2 contrats with the CNRS (170k€) and EST sequencing project with Genoscope. Total: 2114 k€

 

Industrial Valorization & Property

2008                      Co-funder of the Start-Up Imabiotech (http://www.imabiotech.com)

2013                      Creation of the Start-Up Hirudica

2013                      Creation of a Service Platform in MS Imaging, CLIC-Imaging

1991-Present            15 International patents and 6 enveloppes Soleau

 

III-Scientific Animation

Laboratory Direction

2011-2012-          Director of Lab. de Spectrométrie de Masse Biologie Fondamentale et Appliquée (FABMS) - EA 4550 convention between University Lille 1/Centre Oscar Lambret (25 permanents in 2011 then 45 members with 34 permanents in 2012 after clinicians integration)

2009-2011            Director of Laboratoire de Neuroimmunologie et Neurochimie Evolutives, FRE CNRS 3249 and the international associated laboratory CNRS/Universite de Sherbrooke (Pr R. Day)

2006-2009            Director of FRE-CNRS 2933, Lab. de Neurobiologie des Annélides (38 members)

2002-2006           Director of UMR-CNRS 8017, Lab. De Neuroimmunologie des Annélides (38 members)

1998-2002            Director of UPRESA-CNRS 8017, Lab. de Neuroimmunologie des Annélides (38 members)

1996-1998            Scientific member of Lab. de Neuroimmunologie des Annélides (20 permanents)

 

Other Function

2011-2012            Members of the INCA Board « PAIR Gynecology »

2009-2012            Scientific delegate at the Institute Ecology & Environment of the CNRS

2008-2012            Member of the Scientific Council of the MNHN Paris

1998-2003            Director of the Genopole program for the University of Lille 1

1999-2012            Member of the National Council of University (CNU) section 68

1999-2002            Director of the Doctoral School of Biology and Health of Lille

2009-2010            Expert for National Laboratory for Horse Control

 

Member of the Scientific

2013-2015            Honorar President of the French Society for Mass Spectrometry

2009-2012            President of the French Society of Mass Spectrometry

Assc Prof Anita Slavica

Member

Anita Slavica was born in 1970 in Šibenik, Croatia. After degrees in Biotechnology (BSc and MSc) at Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, she took PhD in Technical Chemistry at Graz University of Technology, Austria. She habilitated in 2006 in Physiology of Industrial Microorganisms at Department of Biochemical Engineering, the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb. Since 2011 she is working as Associate Professor in Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Industrial Microbiology, Malting and Brewing Technology at the Department. She is lecturer at „Bioprocess Engineering“ and „Molecular Biotechnology“ MSc degree studies programme and „Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering“ PhD programme, researcher in several national/international research projects, supervisor of undergraduate and graduate students, and member of international conferences organizing and scientific comities. Scientific fields of her interest are: mass spectrometry; development and application of analytical methods related to monitoring of sustainable bioprocesses for production of biochemicals; protein expression, purification and characterization; enzyme kinetics; biochemical engineering and industrial microbiology; TT and IPR.

Prof Dana Tapaloaga

Member

Dr. Dana Tapaloaga is Full Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest. She took her PhD in Veterinary Medicine in 2004 in the field of Animal Reproduction Biotechnology, and her MSc in 1999 (Reproduction Bio Techniques and Biotechnologies) and 1996 (Milk production, processing and trading).

Professional teaching experience area: Milk and meat obtaining technologies, Animal Production Systems, Animal Genetics, Animal breeding.

Current Research interests:  laboratory and economic efficiency researches on bull, buffalo and boar semen; computerized studies on bull and boar semen; laboratory technologies for reproduction biotechnology in breeds preserving; morphologic and hormonal modifications in cows with puerperal disorders; certification and preserving the genetic potential in Mangalitza breed by biotechnological methods.

She was a postdoctoral researcher in the field of animal biodiversity at Postdoctoral School for Animal Sciences Biodiversity and Food Sciences Biotechnologies based upon eco economy and bio economy required to eco san genesis at Romanian Academy, member of Romanian Animal Science Association, member of World Poultry Science Association, member of DAGENE (International Association for the Conservation of Animal Breeds in the Danube Region), member of the Academy of Romanian Scientists, the Committee of National Food Security.

Prof Ines Swoboda

Member

Ines Swoboda graduated in Genetics (MSc) in 1990 and obtained her PhD in 1995 at the University of Vienna. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia (1995-1998) and at the Medical University of Vienna (1999-2003). In 2004 she received her Habilitation in Allergology. In 2005 she established the research group of “Immune recognition” and in 2010 became Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research at the Medical University of Vienna. 

In 2011 she moved to the FH Campus Wien, where she is currently Professor of Immunology, teaching the subjects Virology, Immunology and Infection Biology to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Molecular Biotechnology. She also leads the research group of “Allergy Research”. After initial research in the field of Plant Molecular Biology studying the biological function of allergens in plants, she has been working in the field of Molecular Allergology for more than 15 years. Her research focuses on the identification and characterization of allergens, as well as on the development of recombinant allergens for improved allergy diagnosis and of hypoallergenic molecules for improved treatment of allergic patients.