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International Conference on Food Security

Date: 07-08 December 2018
Location: TIET, Patiala, Punjab, India

Guests of Honor

Prof. M.S. Swaminathan

India

Prof Joseph Klafter

Israel

Dignitaries

Mr Rajiv R Vederah

Chairman,
BOG,
Patiala, India

Prof Yaron Oz

Rector,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Prof Itamar Glazer

Scientific Director,
ARO, Volcani Center,
Rishon LeZion, Israel

Lecture:
"The Volcani Center's Contribution to Global Food Security"

Prof Raanan Rein

Vice President,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Prof Nir Ohad

Head, MCPFSS,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Lecture:
"Towards Global Food Security from Soil to Soul- Lessons Learned from the Manna Center Program for Food Safety and Security "

Conference Speakers

Eminent thought leaders, visionaries, scientists, academicians and industry experts from India and abroad, Policy makers and Administrators (Punjab State Council for Science & Technology) will set the stage for discussions in the themes.

Biography Available:

Ms Meetu Kapur

Executive Director,
Confederation of Indian Industry,
New Delhi, India

Biography Available:

Dr J K Arora

Executive Director,
Punjab State Council for Science & Technology,
Chandigarh, India

Lecture:
"Leveraging Secondary Agriculture for Food Security and Sustainable Development of Punjab"

Biography Available:

Prof T R Sharma

Executive Director,
National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute,
Mohali, India

Kenote Lecture:
"Agricultural Biotechnology for Sustainable Crop Production"

Biography Available:

Prof K C Bansal

Area Convener, Nano Biotechnology Centre,
TERI-Deakin Nano-Biotechnology,
New Delhi, India

Lecture:
"Emerging Challenges of Food and Nutritional Security in India"

Biography Available:

Prof Praveen Chhuneja

Director, School of Agricultural Biotechnology,
Punjab Agricultural University,
Ludhiana, India

Lecture:
"Genomics Assisted Wheat Germplasm Enrichment for Food and Nutritional Security"

Biography Available:

Dr Ram Fishman

Assistant Professor of Public Policy,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Lecture:
"A Work Plan for the Dissemination of Collaborative Indo-Israeli Innovation to Smallholders"

Biography Available:

Prof Hadas Mamane Steindel

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Lecture:
"Bioethanol From Agriculture Waste – Can We Decentralize The Process For Producing Sustainable Fuel?"

Biography Available:

Prof Yosi Shacham-Diamond

The Bernard L Schwartz Chair for Nano Scale Information Technologies,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Lecture:
"Issues in Plants' Sensors Interfacing and Communication for Precision Agriculture"

Biography Available:

Prof Daniel Segal

Professor,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Biography Available:

Prof Eyal Ben-Dor

Full Professor,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Lecture:
"Soil Spectroscopy for Better Management of Agricultural Activity and Food Security"

Biography Available:

Prof Brian Rosen

Senior Lecturer, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Lecture:
"Potential Indo-Israeli Research Frontiers for Efficient Natural Gas and Pyrolysis Oil Utilization"

Biography Available:

Dr Eyal Fridman

Research Group Leader,
ARO-Volcani Center,
Rishon LeZion, Israel

Lecture:
"Mining Causal Plasticity Alleles in Barley Nuclear and Organellar Genomes for Securing Future Crop Robustness to Abiotic Stresses "

Biography Available:

Prof Sanjai Saxena

Professor,
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology,
Patiala, India

Lecture:
"Technological Challenges in Enhancing Shelf-life of Post-harvest Agri-produce by Innovative Bio-based Interventions"

Biography Available:

Dr N.Tejo Prakash

Professor, School of Energy and Environment,
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology,
Patiala, India

Lecture:
"Quantification, Bioaccessibility and Bioactivity of Selenium from Se-accumulated Cereal Crops: A Step Towards Their Potential Use as Natural Se Supplements"

Biography Available:

Dr Haya Friedman

Head, Institute of Postharvest and Food Science,
ARO-Volcani Center,
Rishon LeZion, Israel

Lecture:
"Novel Approaches to Improve Postharvest Fresh Produce"

Biography Available:

Dr Noam Alkan

Researcher, Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce,
ARO-Volcani Center,
Rishon LeZion, Israel

Lecture:
"Anthocyanin and Flavonoids Role in Mango Fruit Resistance to Fungal Pathogens and to Chilling "

Biography Available:

Prof Colin Price

Professor of Atmospheric Physics,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Lecture:
"Monitoring the Natural Disasters using Smartphones"

Biography Available:

Dr Gurvinder Singh Kocher

Professor,
Punjab Agricultural University,
Ludhiana, India

Lecture:
"Emerging Microbial Technologies for Food Preservation"

Biography Available:

Dr Murali Gopal

Principal Scientist-Microbiology,
ICAR-CPCRI,
Kasaragod, India

Lecture:
"From Soil to Soilless: Sustainable Carbon and Microbiome Management via Coconut Palm Waste Recycling Technologies"

Biography Available:

Dr Man Singh

Professor & Project Director,
ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute,
New Delhi, India

Lecture:
"Creation of Large Scale Networks of Irrigation and Drainage Infrastructure for Sustainable Production of Food Crops"

Biography Available:

Prof Rekha S Singhal

Professor,
Institute of Chemical Technology,
Mumbai, India

Lecture:
"Influence of Climate Change on Food Safety"

Biography Available:

Prof Rintu Banerjee

Professor,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur,
Kharagpur, India

Lecture:
"Nutritionally Enriched Food Through Modern Processing: A Reality or Myth?"

Industry Panel Discussion Session Speakers

Biography Available:

Mr Kunal Tiwari

Chief Growth Officer (APAC, Africa & ME),
Agrometrics,
New Delhi, India

Biography Available:

Dr L K Pandey

Managing Director,
Ananya Seeds,
New Delhi, India

Lecture:
"Role of Seed Industry in Transforming Agriculture to Agribusiness and Ensuring Nutritional Food Security"

Biography Available:

Dr Rahul Chaturvedi

Associate Director - Agro Seeds and Varieties,
Pepsico,
New Delhi, India

Biography Available:

Dr Akhilesh Kumar

Founder & CEO,
Eden Horticulture Services,
Karnal, India

Lecture:
"Israeli Agritech Customization for Indian Food Safety and Security"

Biography Available:

Mr Kaushal Jaiswal

Managing Director,
Rivulis Irrigation India Pvt Ltd,
Pune, India

Lecture:
"Precision Irrigation Technology for Climate Smart & Sustainable Agriculture"

Biography Available:

Mr Rohtash Mal

Chairman & Managing Director,
EM3 AgriServices Pvt Ltd,
New Delhi, India

Biography Available:

Dr Suchita Bhandari

CEO,
Avantha Agritech Ltd.,
New Delhi, India