Dr. N. Amaresan is an Assistant Professor at C.G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Uka Tarsadia University, Gujarat. He has received his undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate degree in Microbiology. Dr. N. Amaresan has over sixteen years of experience in teaching & research in various allied fields of microbiology mainly microbial ecology, plant-microbe interactions, and others. He has been awarded young scientist awards by Association of Microbiologists of India, National Academy of Biological Sciences and recipient of visiting scientist fellowship from National Academy of India. He has published more than 60 research articles, 13 books and 45 book chapters of national and international reputes. He has handled various projects sponsored by DBT, DST, GEMI etc., and guided students for their doctoral and master degrees.
Dr. Dhanasekaran Dharumadurai is working as an Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India. He has awarded UGC-Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship, worked in the University of New Hampshire, USA. He has awarded Fellow of Linnean Society, London, UK and INSA Visiting Scientist Fellowship by the National Science Academy. He has graduated 12 PhDs and 76 M.Sc with over 106 research publications, 49 Book chapters and H-index of 30, and citations of 2850. He filed two Indian Patent, organized 8 national level seminar, conference and workshop programs. He has edited 11 edited books and authored 4 laboratory manuals. His research focus is microbiome profiling of actinorhizal root nodules, lichen, poultry gut, and cattle’s reproductive system.Professor. Olubukola Oluranti Babalola
(Pr.Sci.Nat, MASSAF, FASLP, FTWAS, FAS), the Vice President of the Organization for Women in Science, is an NRF rated scientist with over 20 years of expertise in rhizosphere metagenomics and an MBA. She has experience from the International Institute of Tropical Agricult^10,200 citations. Olubukola is #1 in Africa for Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. Her international experience spans the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.