Yuxiang Sun received her MD from Beijing Medical University, P. R. China and PhD at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She subsequently received postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medline. She is currently a principle investigator at Baylor College of Medicine. Her research interests are obesity, diabetes and metabolic regulation. He has published more than 40 peer reviewer papers many of which are in high ranking journals such as Cell Metabolism, JCI, PNAS, and Aging Cell. Currently, she serves as reviewer for a number of endocrine journals, and she is the Editorial Board Member of World Journal of Diabetes (WJD).
Glucose-homeostasis, energy-homeostasis, lipid metabolism, neuroendocrine regulation, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of obesity, diabetes, inflammation, and aging.
Mariana Petkova is a researcher at Institute of Animal Science (IAS) Kostinbrod, from the Bulgarian Agricultural Academy. Her education and subsequent scientific degree and titles in the scientific specialty “Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology” are an excellent basis for the manifestation of her great professional training, knowledge, skills and qualities as a whole. The fact that her research career started in Germany and the specializations in leading international scientific institutions in Israel, Serbia, Norway, and Denmark extensively contributed to Prof. Petkova`s professional training and qualification. She is a leader of important national research projects on animal nutrition and is a partner in several international scientific projects with Serbia, Austria, Germany, Turkey, Greece and Slovakia. Her career is complemented by significant administrative and public facts, she has huge experience as a reviewer of scientific papers in international scientific journals, evaluator of international projects, co-organizer of annual scientific conferences, member of an editorial board of different scientific journals, lecturer in national and international scientific and practical events.
feed quality, animal nutrition, physiology and biochemistry of digestion
Plant Cell and Tissue Culture, Plant breeding, Plant physiology, Resistance to abiotic stress, Alien hybridisation
Peter Surai has his expertise in animal and human nutrition and published a number of papers as well as two books (“Natural Antioxidants in Avian Nutrition and Reproduction”, 2002; and “Selenium in Nutrition and Health”, 2006) which became textbooks for animal nutritionists. His recent research is devoted to the development of effective strategies to fight commercially relevant stresses in livestock/animal production. He successfully transferred vitagene concept from medical sciences (Calabrese et al., 2007-2016) to animal and poultry sciences (Surai and Fisinin, 2016) and developed stress-prevention programs based on supplying vitagene-regulating nutrients to farm animals via drinking water. He has been awarded honorary professorships in nutritional biochemistry at various universities in the UK, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine and become a foreign member of Russian Academy of Sciences. For the last 15 years he has been lecturing all over the world visiting more than 70 countries.