Dr. F. A. Al-Horani is currently working as Professor and Coral Reef Specialist at the University of Jordan and Marine Science Station, respectively. he has completed his Ph.D. in Coral Eco-Physiology from University of Bremen – Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen-Germany in 2002. He has supervised 3 PhDs' and 18 Masters students. He has more than 45 publications in different SCI and international journals. His main theme of research and interest is related to all aspects of coral reefs biology, physiology and ecology with special interest in conservation issues, climate change related to coral reefs, physiology and biochemistry. He also has an interest in studying the symbiosis between microbes and corals. Other marine fields related to coral reefs are also part of his interest.
) Department of Marine Biology University of Jordan Amman Jordan
Dr. Je-Hyun Yoon is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry of Medical University of South Carolina, USA. Dr. Yoon’s research mainly focuses on understanding the “RNP Code”, that is, the composition and function of RNA-binding proteins and microRNAs bound to mRNAs and long noncoding RNAs. He is interested in elucidating the rules that govern the assembly of RBPs into RNA-containing functional complexes, the influence of signaling events that regulate RNPs, and the impact of specific RBPs and RNAs on RNP activity and ensuing gene regulation. He is particularly studying the consequences of RNPs on cellular senescence and aging.
) Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC United States
Professor Marco Giammanco received is M.D. degree in Medicine and Surgery from
University of Palermo, Italy. He is currently Aggregate Professor of Nutrition and
expert in the field of Human Nutrition and Endocrine Physiopathology, with
particular reference to thyroid gland diseases. Professor Giammanco is Editor in
Chief of Journal Biological Research, component of board of editors of several
international scientific journals, member of the board of Italian Society for
Experimental Biology (SIBS) and of other several scientific societies.
His research area of interest includes antioxidant activity of food molecules and
thyroid hormone effects on metabolism.
) Department of Medicine Pneumology, Physiology and Human Nutrition University of Palermo Palermo Italy