Aylin Aydin Sayilan | Anxiety disorders | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr Aylin Aydin Sayilan: Anxiety disorders | Best Researcher Award


Aylin Aydın Sayılan is an Associate Professor at the Nursing Department of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Kırklareli University. She submitted her application for the 2022 Academic Incentive with an impressive record of academic achievements. Her expertise lies in Surgical Diseases Nursing, particularly in the management of pain through non-pharmacological interventions. In her application, she listed various academic activities, including 33 publications, with notable contributions such as “Ağrı Yönetiminde İlaç Dışı Uygulamalar” and “The Relationship between the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases with Self-Care Ability and Life Quality.”

Publication Profile

📅 Recent Achievements:

Co-authored a study on the relationship between fluids consumed by surgical patients and their gastrointestinal motility. Explored the connection between kinesiophobia, functional level, mobility, and pain in older adults after surgery.

🏆 Recognition: Received notable attention with a total academic activity score of 96.42 and a net score of 60.00 in the 2022 academic teşvik application.

📚 Publications:

Co-authored the book “Ağrı Yönetiminde İlaç Dışı Uygulamalar” (Non-Drug Applications in Pain Management), contributing to chapters on the impact of pain on life quality. Published articles in international journals on topics ranging from the relationship between complementary medicine and cardiovascular diseases to the effects of COVID-19 fear on attitudes toward cancer screening.

Research Focus:

Aydın Sayılan’s research focuses on diverse aspects of healthcare, spanning from the psychological well-being of patients undergoing medical procedures, such as precolonoscopy lavender inhalation and long-term lavender administration during hemodialysis, to the professional values and job stress experienced by surgical nurses. Additionally, Aydın explores the impact of surgical interventions, like transurethral resection of the prostate, on the quality of life for patient spouses. The systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of lavender oil on preoperative anxiety showcase an interest in complementary therapies. Furthermore, the investigation into the agreement between nurses’ mental health and compliance with isolation measures during the COVID-19 pandemic reflects a timely exploration of contemporary healthcare challenges.


Publications Top Notes

The Effect of Precolonoscopy Lavender Inhalation on Patient Anxiety and Comfort: A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blinded, Single-Center Study

Effects of Long-term Administration of Inhaled Lavender During Hemodialysis on Patients’ Invasive Pain, Anxiety, and Comfort During Cannulation: A Single-blind Randomized Controlled Trial

An Investigation of Surgical Nurses’ Professional Values, Ethical Sensitivity and Quality of Care: A Cross-Sectional Study From Northwest Turkey

Examining the Job Stress Experienced by Surgical Nurses and Their Psychological Resilience Status

The effect of transurethral resection of the prostate on sexual life quality in patient spouses


Jyoti Parkash | Alzheimer’s disease | Best Researcher Award

Dr Jyoti Parkash :  Alzheimer’s disease | Best Researcher Award

Assistant Professor at Central University of Punjab,  India

Dr. Jyoti Parkash is an accomplished Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology at the Central University of Punjab, Ghudda, India 🌏. He earned his Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Neurosciences) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, in 2008, with a focus on “Neuronal Plasticity in Adult Brain” 🧠. His research delved into molecular markers of synaptic remodeling in hypothalamic GnRH-astroglial cells. Prior to his current position, he served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, DAV University, Jalandhar, and gained valuable experience as a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist at the Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center, INSERM U837, Lille, France 🇫🇷 (2008-2014). Dr. Parkash’s commitment to advancing knowledge in neurobiology is evident through his contributions in academia and research.

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Dr. Jyoti Parkash is a distinguished scholar with a rich academic background. He earned his Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Neurosciences) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India, in 2008. His doctoral research delved into “Neuronal Plasticity in Adult Brain,” focusing on the study of molecular markers of synaptic remodeling in hypothalamic GnRH-astroglial cells 🧠. Prior to this, he completed his M.Sc. in Zoology at Guru Nanak Dev University in 2002, showcasing his dedication to the biological sciences. His educational journey commenced with a B.Sc. in Medical Sciences from H.P University, Shimla, India, during the period of 1997-2000 🏥. Dr. Parkash’s diverse educational background reflects his passion for exploring the intricacies of life sciences and neuroscience.


Dr. Jyoti Parkash , an accomplished scientist, currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology at the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, since 2015. With a profound commitment to education and research, Dr. Jyoti Parkash previously held a similar role at the Department of Biotechnology, DAV University, Jalandhar, from 2014 to 2015.

Prior to his academic roles, Dr. Jyoti Parkash embarked on an enlightening journey as a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist at the Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center, INSERM U837, Lille, France, spanning from 2008 to 2014. His research contributions have significantly advanced the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, showcasing his dedication to unraveling the mysteries of the natural world.

🎓 Driven by a passion for discovery and an unwavering commitment to scientific excellence, Dr. Jyoti Parkash continues to inspire and mentor the next generation of researchers while making impactful contributions to the field of Alzheimer’s disease.


Dr. Jyoti Parkash stands as a decorated researcher, recognized for his outstanding contributions:

In 2016-17 and 2017-18, he was honored with the Research Award from the Central University of Punjab for publications with remarkable impact factors, exceeding 10 and 15, respectively 🏆📊. These accolades underscore his commitment to impactful research within the academic community.

In 2006, he received a Travel Award for his participation in the 7th Biennial Meeting at The Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN), held at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Additionally, his excellence in presentation earned him another Travel Award at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society in Kyoto, Japan.

Further highlighting his global engagement, Dr. Parkash was granted a Travel Grant in 2005 to attend the XXII Annual Meeting of The Indian Academy of Neuroscience (IAN) in Gwalior, India. These acknowledgments reflect his dedication to advancing neuroscientific knowledge on both national and international fronts 🌐🧠.

Publications Top Notes

  1. I. Cimino, F. Casoni, X. Liu, A. Messina, J. Parkash, et al.
  2. A. Walia, S. Guleria, P. Mehta, A. Chauhan, J. Parkash
  3. N.K. Hanchate, P. Giacobini, P. Lhuillier, J. Parkash, C. Espy, C. Fouveaut, et al.
  4. A. Messina, F. Langlet, K. Chachlaki, J. Roa, S. Rasika, N. Jouy, S. Gallet, et al.
  5. G. Collden, E. Balland, J. Parkash, E. Caron, F. Langlet, V. Prevot, S.G. Bouret


Yogesh Chand Yadav | Pharmacology | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Yogesh Chand Yadav : Pharmacology

👨‍🔬 Dr. Yogesh Chand Yadav is an accomplished professional with a diverse educational background, holding a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from MJRP University, Jaipur, and the prestigious MAMS designation from the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India. Currently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at UP University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, his career spans 15 years, marked by dedicated teaching and extensive research. Dr. Yadav is a recognized COVID WARRIOR, honored for his service during the pandemic. With numerous publications, awards, and leadership roles, he continues to contribute significantly to pharmaceutical education and community healthcare. 📚💉




🎓 Education:

🎓 Dr. Yogesh Chand Yadav, a distinguished academician and researcher, holds a Ph.D. awarded by MJRP University, Jaipur, in 2012, and the prestigious MAMS from the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India, in 2016. His educational journey includes an M. Pharmacy in Pharmacology from RGPV, Bhopal, in 2008, and a B. Pharmacy from UPTU Lucknow in 2006. With a keen focus on academia, Dr. Yadav has consistently excelled, earning accolades such as the 2nd Prize for Scientific Presentation at the APTI National Convention and recognition as a dedicated COVID WARRIOR. 🏆👨‍🎓

🏥 Experience:

👨‍🏫 Dr. Yogesh Chand Yadav brings over 15 years and 4 months of rich expertise in teaching and research in Pharmacology for both UG and PG courses. Currently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Pharmacy, UP University of Medical Sciences, Saifai Etawah UP, he has significantly contributed to academia and research. Dr. Yadav holds a remarkable record as a guide and co-guide for Ph.D. and M. Pharm students, with 65 research papers, 14 paper presentations, and five authored books to his credit. His multifaceted journey includes impactful roles in esteemed institutions and industrial training at Esteem Pharmaceuticals. 🌐📚

🏆Award & Honours:

🏆 Dr. Yogesh Chand Yadav, an accomplished pharmacologist, boasts a stellar career adorned with prestigious awards and recognitions. Notably, he clinched the 2nd Prize for Oral Scientific Presentation at the 26th National Convention of APTI. His dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic earned him the esteemed COVID WARRIOR certificate. Dr. Yadav received accolades such as the International Research Leadership Award, Dr. Ambedkar National Dignity Award, India Star Youth Iconic Award, and the Young Scientist Award at BIOMEDCON-2018. As a Best Academician and Best Young Teacher, his contributions are celebrated. He holds fellowships, memberships in professional societies, and is a GATE qualifier. Dr. Yadav’s Ph.D. research focused on the nephroprotective properties of traditional medicinal plants against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. 🌟🏅🔬



Hassan Tavakoli | Electromagnetics Wave on the Neurotransmitters | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Hassan Tavakoli: Electromagnetics Wave on the Neurotransmitters

🔬 Prof. Dr. Hassan Tavakoli conducted groundbreaking research on the impact of radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic waves on neurotransmitter biosensors. A biosensor utilizing glutamate oxidase (GluOx) was developed for measuring glutamate concentration, crucial for understanding neural activity. The biosensor, constructed with a sol-gel chitosan solution and GluOx, underwent analysis with RF-exposed GluOx to explore RF effects.

Cyclic voltammetry experiments gauged biosensor responses, revealing that RF waves influenced detection and response in the saturation region while minimally affecting the linear range. This suggests RF waves may alter the structure and function of GluOx, emphasizing the need for corrective coefficients when utilizing GluOx-based biosensors in RF fields. Evaluation of long-term stability, selectivity, pH, and temperature optimization further enriched the study.

In the burgeoning field of neurotechnology, Tavakoli’s work underscores the importance of understanding how external factors, like RF waves, impact biosensor accuracy, paving the way for more reliable neurotransmitter concentration measurements in diverse conditions. 🌐🧪🔬




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  • Radioprotective effects of citrus extract against γ;-irradiation in mouse bone marrow cells
    • Authors: SJ Hosseinimehr, H Tavakoli, G Pourheidari, A Sobhani, A Shafiee
    • Journal: Journal of Radiation Research
    • Year: 2003
    • Citations: 133 📖
  • Role of basal stress hormones and amygdala dimensions in stress coping strategies of male rhesus monkeys in response to a hazard-reward conflict
    • Authors: E Tekieh, E Riahi, M Kazemi, H Sahraei, H Tavakoli, H Aliyary, …
    • Journal: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
    • Year: 2017
    • Citations: 70 📖
  • Effects of electromagnetic radiation exposure on stress-related behaviors and stress hormones in male Wistar rats
    • Authors: SM Mahdavi, H Sahraei, P Yaghmaei, H Tavakoli
    • Journal: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
    • Year: 2014
    • Citations: 43 📖
  • Choline oxidase as a selective recognition element for determination of paraoxon
    • Authors: S Sajjadi, H Ghourchian, H Tavakoli
    • Journal: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
    • Year: 2009
    • Citations: 36 📖
  • Effects of the extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields on NMDA-receptor gene expression and visual working memory in male rhesus macaques
    • Authors: M Kazemi, H Sahraei, H Aliyari, E Tekieh, M Saberi, H Tavacoli, …
    • Journal: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
    • Year: 2018
    • Citations: 27 📖
  • Deep transfer learning–based fully automated detection and classification of Alzheimer’s disease on brain MRI
    • Authors: H Ghaffari, H Tavakoli, G Pirzad Jahromi
    • Journal: The British Journal of Radiology
    • Year: 2022
    • Citations: 14 📖
  • Dose-dependent and gender-related radiation-induced transcription alterations of Gadd45a and Ier5 in human lymphocytes exposed to gamma ray emitted by 60Co
    • Authors: H Tavakoli, M Manoochehri, SM Modarres Mosalla, M Ghafori, AA Karimi
    • Journal: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
    • Year: 2013
    • Citations: 14 📖
  • Selective radiofrequency ablation of the tumor by magnetically targeting multifunctional iron oxide–gold nanohybrid
    • Authors: J Beyk, H Tavakoli
    • Journal: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
    • Year: 2019
    • Citations: 13 📖
  • Mono-enzyme biosensor for the detection of organophosphorous compounds
    • Authors: H Tavakoli, H Ghourchian
    • Journal: Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society
    • Year: 2010
    • Citations: 13 📖
  • Effects of paraoxon and ethylparathion on choline oxidase from Alcaligenes species: Inhibition and denaturation
    • Authors: H Tavakoli, H Ghourchian, AA Moosavi-Movahedi, FC Chilaka
    • Journal: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
    • Year: 2005
    • Citations: 13 📖



Subhendu Ghosh | Synaptic Plasticity | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Subhendu Ghosh: Synaptic Plasticity

Prof.  Subhendu Ghosh 🧠🔬, a distinguished biophysicist, earned his Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Biophysics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, delving into Ligand-DNA interactions. With a profound research career, he explores Cognitive Neuroscience, unraveling the neural mechanisms of learning and emotions. His expertise extends to Ion Channels and Electrophysiology, investigating VDAC and Gap Junctions. In the realm of Apoptosis and Neuronal Disorders, he deciphers cell death mechanisms linked to conditions like Alzheimer’s. As a Theoretical Biologist, he pioneers Mathematical Models using Stochastic and Nonlinear Dynamics, employing computational analyses. Prof. Ghosh’s impactful tenure includes professorial roles and heading the Biophysics Department at the University of Delhi South Campus.




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🎓 Education:

Professor Subhendu Ghosh is a trailblazing biophysicist 🧬 with a rich academic journey. He earned his Ph.D. in Biophysics, specializing in Ligand-DNA interactions, from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1984. Prior to that, he obtained an M.Phil. in Biophysics in 1980 and an M.Sc. in Physics in 1978, both from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His academic journey commenced with a B.Sc. from Calcutta University (Presidency College) in 1975. Prof. Ghosh’s educational background reflects his commitment to unraveling the intricacies of biophysical phenomena, establishing him as a notable figure in the field. 👨‍🔬✨

🏥 Experience:

👨‍🔬 Professor Subhendu Ghosh, a seasoned biophysicist, boasts a diverse research portfolio. His expertise encompasses the intricate interactions of DNA with various entities, including carcinogens, anticancer agents, and proteins, focusing on structural nuances. Proficient in spectroscopic methods like absorption, fluorescence, CD & ORD, and well-versed in NMR, he unravels the mysteries of molecular structures. Additionally, his work extends to membrane channels, such as porins and Voltage Dependent Anion Channels, employing biochemical, electrophysiological (patch-clamp), and spectroscopic techniques.

A stalwart in mathematical modeling, he navigates stochastic and nonlinear realms, exploring Fractal Geometry’s applications in biology and computers. His illustrious career spans appointments as a Professor and Head at the University of Delhi South Campus, a Guest Scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and various roles at esteemed institutions. 🌐 With a relentless passion for unraveling biological complexities, Prof. Ghosh leaves an indelible mark on the world of biophysics.

🔬Research Interest:

🧠 Professor Subhendu Ghosh, a trailblazer in biophysics, delves into the realms of cognitive neuroscience, unraveling the mysteries of human learning and memory. Focused on the neural mechanisms and synaptic dynamics underlying learning, his interdisciplinary approach incorporates Behavioral Science, Neurophysiology, Computer Science (Artificial Neural Network), and Mathematics to decipher the biology of emotions.

⚡ In the realm of ion channels and electrophysiology, Prof. Ghosh pioneers advanced techniques like Patch-Clamp and Bilayer Electrophysiology. His investigations on Voltage Dependent Anion Channels (VDAC) and Gap Junctions in Rat Brain Cells shed light on ion flux control, channel gating, and self-organization, especially post-phosphorylation and ligand interactions.

💔 Delving into apoptosis and neuronal disorders, he explores the intricacies of cell death mediated by Cytochrome C, offering insights into conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Amnesia, and Dementia through bilayer electrophysiology and patch-clamp studies.

🔍 In theoretical biology, Prof. Ghosh’s expertise shines as he develops mathematical models using Stochastic and Nonlinear Dynamics, employing Fourier Analyses, Fractal Analysis, Noise Analysis, and Computational Analyses to unravel the complexities of biological phenomena. 🌐🔬

  • Natalizumab for active Crohn’s disease
    • Authors: S Ghosh, E Goldin, FH Gordon, HA Malchow, J Rask-Madsen, …
    • Journal: New England Journal of Medicine
    • Year: 2003
    • Citations: 978
  • Influence of intracerebral hemorrhage location on incidence, characteristics, and outcome: population-based study
    • Authors: N Samarasekera, A Fonville, C Lerpiniere, AJ Farrall, JM Wardlaw, …
    • Journal: Stroke
    • Year: 2015
    • Citations: 143
  • Bax increases the pore size of rat brain mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel in the presence of tBid
    • Authors: J Banerjee, S Ghosh
    • Journal: Biochemical and biophysical research communications
    • Year: 2004
    • Citations: 97
  • Mitochondrial VDAC can be phosphorylated by cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase
    • Authors: AK Bera, S Ghosh, S Das
    • Journal: Biochemical and biophysical research communications
    • Year: 1995
    • Citations: 94
  • Dual mode of gating of voltage-dependent anion channel as revealed by phosphorylation
    • Authors: AK Bera, S Ghosh
    • Journal: Journal of Structural Biology
    • Year: 2001
    • Citations: 62
  • Wetland macrophytes as toxic metal accumulators
    • Author: S Ghosh
    • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Sciences
    • Year: 2010
    • Citations: 58
  • Representation and computational structure-property relations of random media.
    • Authors: D McDowell, S Ghosh, S Kalidindi
    • Journal: JOM: The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
    • Year: 2011
    • Citations: 57
  • Goiter prevalence and iodine nutritional status of school children in a sub-Himalayan Tarai region of eastern Uttar Pradesh
    • Authors: AK Chandra, A Bhattacharjee, T Malik, S Ghosh
    • Journal: Indian Pediatrics
    • Year: 2008
    • Citations: 56
  • The effect of amantadine on an ion channel protein from Chikungunya virus
    • Authors: D Dey, SI Siddiqui, P Mamidi, S Ghosh, CS Kumar, S Chattopadhyay, …
    • Journal: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
    • Year: 2019
    • Citations: 49
  • Phosphorylation of rat brain mitochondrial voltage‐dependent anion as a potential tool to control leakage of cytochrome c
    • Authors: J Banerjee, S Ghosh
    • Journal: Journal of neurochemistry
    • Year: 2006
    • Citations: 44


Kenneth Blum | Dopaminedysregulation in Neurology | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Kenneth Blum: Dopaminedysregulation in Neurology

Kenneth Blum 🧬🔬, a distinguished U.S. citizen 🇺🇸, Dopaminedysregulation in Neurology , boasts a robust academic journey culminating in a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from New York Medical College. With a wealth of expertise, he embarked on a fruitful postdoctoral stint at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, delving into Psychopharmacology. Currently a Full Professor at Western University Health Sciences, his influence extends across diverse academic roles, including Adjunct Professor at Wright University and Research Professor Adjunct at the University of Vermont. Recognized as a trailblazer, he’s earned accolades like “Top 100 Scientist of the Year” and delivered keynote addresses globally, shaping the landscape of neuroscience and addiction research 🌐🧠.



🎓 Education:

Kenneth Blum 🎓, a luminary in the field, earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from Columbia University in 1961 🏛️. He delved deeper into the realm of academia, achieving an M.S. in Medical Science from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1965 🧪. Driven by passion, he secured a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from New York Medical College in 1968, guided by mentor Joseph Siefter 🧠. His journey continued with a pivotal postdoctoral stint at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, focusing on Psychopharmacology in 1972 🌐. Later, a Fellowship in Genetics at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in 1978 added another dimension to his illustrious career 🧬.

🏥 Experience:

Kenneth Blum 🌐🧬, a versatile professional, has left an indelible mark in academia and business. Notably appointed at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, he contributed to various committees, including the Promotions Committee and International Relations Committee 🎓. His leadership extends to diverse organizations, serving as Chairman for projects like the Hanging Bottle Research Project. In the business realm, Dr. Blum has held prominent roles, from Vice President of Research & Development at Zephra Corporation to Chairman & President of Pharmabyte Inc. His extensive advisory roles span across renowned entities like Weider International and PharmaVite Inc. 🏢🔬. As the Chief Scientific Officer for various healthcare centers, including Summit Estate Recovery Center and The Shores Recovery and Treatment Center, he continues to shape advancements in neurogenetics and addiction therapy. Currently, he holds the position of Executive Chairman at IngenEus, showcasing his enduring commitment to scientific innovation.

🏆Award & Honours:


Kenneth Blum 🏅, a trailblazer in research and academia, boasts a plethora of prestigious honors and awards spanning his illustrious career. Recognized as the “Top 100 Registry Scientist of the Year” in 2019, he has graced global stages as a keynote speaker, addressing influential conferences on neuroscience, addiction, and genetics 🗣️🌐. With a lifetime of achievements, Dr. Blum’s accolades include the “Who’s Who” Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Society of Addiction Medicine Millennium Lab Award, and the Julius Axelrod Distinguished Speaker Award. His impact extends beyond borders, with awards like the Titan Award and Marquis Who’s Who in America recognizing his expertise and contributions to addiction research 🌟🧬.
💡Research Scholarships:

Kenneth Blum 🧬🔍, a prolific researcher, has secured an impressive array of grants and contracts throughout his career, showcasing his commitment to advancing scientific knowledge. Notable achievements include his work on the “Psychogenetics of Drug Seeking Behavior” funded by NIDA, exploring genetic aspects of substance abuse 💊🧬. Dr. Blum’s contributions extend to areas like alcoholism, hormones, and menopause, with grants from entities such as the Seaver Foundation and the Southwest Research Institute 🍷🤰. His diverse research portfolio, spanning from the analysis of psychoactive drugs to finding genetic links to alcoholism, reflects a lifelong dedication to unraveling complex scientific puzzles 🔬🌐.

  1. The Future is Now for Precision Genomic Addiction Medicine as a Front-line Modality for Inducing “Dopamine Homeostasis” in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS)
    • Authors: Gilley, E.D., Bowirrat, A., Gupta, A., Baron, D., Blum, K.
    • Year: 2024
  2. Dopaminergic dysfunction: Role for genetic & epigenetic testing in the new psychiatry
    • Authors: Blum, K., Ashford, J.W., Kateb, B., Makale, M., Gold, M.S.
    • Year: 2023
  3. Genetic Correlates as a Predictor of Bariatric Surgery Outcomes after 1 Year
    • Authors: Thanos, P.K., Hanna, C., Mihalkovic, A., Mastrandrea, L.D., Quattrin, T.
    • Year: 2023
  4. Preliminary Observations of Personalized Repetitive Magnetic Stimulation (PrTMS) Guided by EEG Spectra for Concussion
    • Authors: Makale, M.T., Nybo, C., Keifer, J., Thanos, P.K., Murphy, K.T.
    • Year: 2023
  5. Personalized repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (prtms®) for post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) in military combat veterans
    • Authors: Makale, M.T., Abbasi, S., Nybo, C., Dennen, C.A., Murphy, K.T.
    • Year: 2023
  6. The First Exploratory Personalized Medicine Approach to Improve Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Utilizing Psychosocial and Genetic Risk Assessments: Encouraging Clinical Research
    • Authors: Thanos, P.K., Hanna, C., Mihalkovic, A., Mastrandrea, L.D., Quattrin, T.
    • Year: 2023
  7. Behavioral, Neurochemical and Developmental Effects of Chronic Oral Methylphenidate: A Review
    • Authors: Senior, D., Ahmed, R., Arnavut, E., Badgaiyan, R.D., Thanos, P.K.
    • Year: 2023
  8. Positive Clinical Outcomes for Severe Reported Pain Using Robust Non-Addictive Home Electrotherapy—A Case-Series
    • Authors: Bajaj, A., Han, D., Elman, I., Barh, D., Blum, K.
    • Year: 2023
  9. Futuristic Exploration of Addiction Neuroscience in the Genomic Era
    • Authors: Blum, K., Elman, I., Bowirrat, A., Badgaiyan, R.D., Gold, M.S.
    • Year: 2023
  10. Neurogenetics and Epigenetics of Loneliness
    • Authors: Bowirrat, A., Elman, I., Dennen, C.A., Murphy, K.T., Blum, K.
    • Year: 2023







Ayfer Durak | Palliative Care | Excellence Award

Dr. Ayfer Durak: Palliative Care

🌟 Dr. Ayfer Durak, a dedicated medical professional in Turkey, currently serves as a Fellow in Palliative Care at Türkiye. With a rich background in health sciences, she earned her MD from Osmangazi Ü in 1998, specializing in Internal Diseases. Dr. Durak began her journey at Osmancık 1 no Health Clinic in Çorum as a Dr in 1992-1993 and further honed her expertise as an Assistant in Internal Diseases at the State Hospital in Eskişehir from 1993 to 1998. Passionate about geriatrics, she embarked on her current role in 2021, contributing to the field of palliative care in Turkey with compassion and commitment. 🩺🌍



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🎓 Education:

🌟 Dr. Ayfer Durak, a distinguished figure in Turkish healthcare, is a seasoned medical professional specializing in geriatrics. Currently a Fellow in Geriatrics at Türkiye, she brings a wealth of experience to the field. Her journey began at Uludağ Ü, where she completed her medical education from 1986 to 1992, laying a solid foundation for her future endeavors. Dr. Durak then dedicated herself to Internal Diseases at Osmangazi Ü from 1993 to 1998, showcasing her expertise in the intricacies of medical care. With a commitment to enhancing geriatric healthcare, she continues to contribute significantly to the health sciences landscape in Turkey. 🩺🌍

🏥 Experience:

🌟 Dr. Ayfer Durak’s impactful medical journey unfolds with her early years as a dedicated Dr at Osmancık 1 no Health Clinic in Çorum from 1992 to 1993. Transitioning to the State Hospital in Eskişehir, she served as an Assistant in Internal Diseases from 1993 to 1998, showcasing her commitment to patient care and internal medicine. Dr. Durak’s expertise flourished further as she ascended to the role of an Expert in Internal Diseases at the State Hospital in Bursa from 1999 to 2019, contributing significantly to healthcare advancements. Her enduring dedication and proficiency mark her as a stalwart in the Turkish medical landscape. 🏥👩‍⚕️

👩‍⚕️Oral presentations:

🌟 Dr. Ayfer Durak, an esteemed medical professional, has made significant contributions to diverse medical fields, presenting groundbreaking research in national and international congresses. With a focus on acute leukemia, Alzheimer’s, and palliative care, her studies illuminate crucial aspects of patient care. Noteworthy presentations include evaluations of sleep quality in palliative care, the association of pressure injuries with cancer and cerebrovascular disease, and the correlation between chronic diseases, pressure ulcers, and mental health in palliative settings. Dr. Durak’s commitment to advancing medical knowledge is evident in her participation in esteemed congresses, solidifying her role as a leading figure in holistic patient care. 🏥🔬

  • Association of sarcopenia and expression of interleukin-23 in colorectal cancer survival
    • Authors: A Durak, U Safer
    • Year: 2022
    • Journal: Clinical Nutrition 41 (5), 1148
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  •  The relationship between pressure injuries and ultrasonographically measured rectus femoris muscle thickness
    • Authors: A Durak, VB Safer, NM Catikkas
    • Year: 2023
    • Journal: Journal of Tissue Viability
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  • Comment on “Sarcopenia as a Predictor of Survival in Patients with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma After Pancreatectomy”
    • Authors: A Durak, U Safer
    • Year: 2022
    • Journal: Annals of Surgical Oncology 29 (6), 3515-3516
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Kamran Aghayev | Peripheral nerve surgery | Best Researcher

Assoc Prof Dr. Kamran Aghayev: Peripheral nerve surgery 

👨‍⚕️ Dr. Kamran Aghayev, MD, is an accomplished neurosurgeon and Associate Professor in Neurosurgery. Currently based in Istanbul, Turkey, he serves at the Department of Neurosurgery, Esencan Hospital. With a rich background, Dr. Aghayev previously held key roles, including Chief of Department at Biruni University Hospital. His expertise spans diverse areas, from intricate skull base surgeries to functional neurosurgery and vascular procedures. A dedicated professional, he has contributed significantly to the field, including a stint as a Clinical Instructor at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Aghayev’s passion lies in pioneering advancements in neurosurgical techniques, showcasing his commitment to patient care and innovation. 🧠🏥




🎓 Education:

🎓 Dr. Kamran Aghayev, MD, earned his medical degree from Azerbaijan State Medical University in 2001. His illustrious journey continued with a residency at Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey, where he honed his neurosurgical skills from 2003 to 2007. Dr. Aghayev further excelled as Chief Resident from 2007 to 2009 at the same institution. Adding to his global expertise, he became a Fellow of Neurosurgery at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. Driven by a passion for advancements, he continues to contribute significantly to the field of neurosurgery. 🌐🧠

🏥 Experience:

👨‍🏫 Dr. Kamran Aghayev, MD, is not only a distinguished neurosurgeon but also a dedicated educator. Serving as a Dissection Instructor at Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey, he facilitated courses on intricate topics such as the pituitary gland, cavernous sinus, and temporal bone approaches. Dr. Aghayev actively contributed to conferences on neuro-oncology and endoscopic skull base surgery, showcasing his commitment to staying at the forefront of medical advancements. Additionally, he played a pivotal role as a Premed Student Advisor at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. As a Principal Investigator, his research spans spine biomechanics and the role of aquaporin-4 in neuro conditions. 🧠📚

📚Research Interest:

🔬 Dr. Kamran Aghayev’s research passions span a diverse spectrum in neurosurgery. With expertise in thoracic outlet syndrome, he explores innovative treatments for this condition. His focus on complex spine surgery aims at enhancing surgical techniques for intricate spinal cases. Functional neurosurgery captivates his interest, delving into interventions that modulate neural circuits to alleviate neurological disorders. Dr. Aghayev’s commitment extends to skull base surgery, endoscopic procedures (brain, skull base, and spine), and vascular surgery, where he pioneers advanced approaches. Additionally, his work in epilepsy surgery seeks to refine treatments for individuals with seizure disorders. His multifaceted research journey reflects a dedication to pushing boundaries in neurosurgical care. 🌐🧠💡






Elias Ebrahimzadeh | Cognitive Neuroscience | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Elias Ebrahimzadeh: Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Elias Ebrahimzadeh is a dynamic researcher currently serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and an Assistant Professor at the School of Cognitive Sciences, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran. His expertise spans brain network evaluation using EEG-fMRI, demonstrated in his postdoctoral roles. A recipient of the Top Biomedical Engineering Thesis award, he showcased outstanding academic achievements. 🧠🔬 His dedication to education is evident through accolades like the Outstanding Teacher Award, Payameh Noor University, and top-ranking as a PhD graduate from the University of Tehran. 🏆🎓



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🎓 Education:

Dr. Elias Ebrahimzadeh, a distinguished Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE), Singapore, blends expertise in brain network assessment and epilepsy localization. His impactful journey includes a fully-funded Ph.D. research stint at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Canada. 🧠🌐 Holding a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Tehran, he achieved remarkable success in localizing epileptic foci using EEG-fMRI. 🏆 With a rich academic background spanning electrical engineering and biomedical disciplines, Dr. Ebrahimzadeh demonstrates a commitment to advancing healthcare through cutting-edge research and innovative methodologies. 🎓🔬

🏥 Experience:

Dr. Elias Ebrahimzadeh, a dedicated educator and researcher, imparts knowledge in Physiology, Anatomy, Bio-Instrumentation, and more at Payam Noor University. 📚 His passion for teaching extends to diverse subjects, including Linear Control Systems labs at Shahed University and Electronic II at both Shahed University and the University of Tehran. As a Teaching Tutor, he shares expertise in Programming AVR for Robotic Systems under NODET’s supervision. Currently serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Dr. Ebrahimzadeh bridges teaching and cutting-edge research. 🌟🎓

 🏆Honors and Awards:

Dr. Elias Ebrahimzadeh stands as a trailblazer in biomedical engineering, earning accolades like the Top Biomedical Engineering Thesis at the Annual Dissertation Festival. 🏆 His exceptional journey includes being recognized as the Outstanding PhD graduate and securing the first admission in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tehran. 🎓 Notably, he clinched the Young Researcher Award from the Iranian Organization of Electronics and represented the Iranian Society of Intelligent Systems. 🌐 Dr. Ebrahimzadeh’s commitment extends to educational excellence, receiving the Outstanding Teacher Award and contributing significantly to national conferences and cognitive science initiatives. 🌟🧠

🔬 Research Focus: 

Dr. Elias Ebrahimzadeh’s research interests span the fascinating realm of Cognitive Neuroscience, exploring the intricacies of the mind. 🧠 His expertise lies in Simultaneous EEG-fMRI Analysis, unraveling the dynamic interplay of brain activity. 📊⚙️ With a focus on Biomedical Signal Processing, he delves into advanced techniques for extracting meaningful insights from physiological data. 🤖🔍 Driven by curiosity, he navigates the frontiers of Artificial Neural Networks, Machine Learning, and Statistical Pattern Recognition, employing these tools to decode complex brain patterns. 🌐🔬 His multidisciplinary approach also encompasses Image Processing and System Identification for a comprehensive understanding of neural phenomena. 🌟

📚 Conference Papers:
  •  fMRI Functional Connectivity Analysis for Localizing Epileptic Focus
    • Conference: 2022 30th International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE)
    • Date: May 17-19, 2022
    • Location: Shiraz, Iran.
  •  Localization of Seizure Onset Zone through Simultaneous EEG-fMRI Recording: Component-Related BOLD Changes
    • Date: March 3-5, 2020
    • Webpage: [webpage]
  • Epilepsy Presurgical Evaluation Using a Novel Component-Based EEG-fMRI Approach
    • Conference: First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging (AIMIN-2019)
    • Organizer: NBML, Tehran, Iran.
    • Date: Nov. 3-4, 2019.
  • Machine Learning Techniques and Nonlinear Features of EEG Signal to Predict Treatment Response to rTMS in Depression
    • Symposium: Fifth Iranian Symposium on Brain Mapping Updates (ISBM 2021)
    • Date: July 14-15, 2021
    • Published in Frontiers in Biomedical Technologies, vol. 8, no. Supple 1 (2021), pp. 22-24.
  •  Localizing Epileptic Focus Through Simultaneous EEG-fMRI Recording and Automated Detection of Interictal Epileptiform Discharges (IED) from EEG in Inside MRI
    • Conference: 25th National and 3th International Iranian Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME 2018)
    • Location: Qom, Iran.
    • Date: Nov. 28-30, 2018
    • Paper Link: ICBME25_003
  •  Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Brain Function and Cognition in Elders with Memory Dysfunction
    • Symposium: Sixth Iranian Symposium on Brain Mapping Updates (ISBM 2022)
    • Date: June 2022.
  •  A Novel Task-Stimulus Approach by TMS on the Left DLPFC to Treat Attention Deficits in Patients and Increase Attention in Healthy Young People
    • Symposium: Sixth Iranian Symposium on Brain Mapping Updates (ISBM 2022)
    • Date: June 2022.
  • Localization of the Epileptic Focus Through Simultaneous EEG-fMRI Recordings
    • Topic: Application of Artificial Intelligence to MRI for Diagnosis
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Jiangbei Cao | Perioperative Neurocognitive Disorder | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Jiangbei Cao: Perioperative Neurocognitive Disorder

👨‍⚕️ Jiangbei Cao is the Deputy Director of the Anesthesia and Surgery Center at the First Medical Center of PLA General Hospital. With a stellar career, he earned his PhD in Anesthesiology from Shanghai Second Military Medical University in 2007 and completed post-doctoral research at the University of Virginia in 2012. 🎓 As a Chief Physician, Professor, and Doctoral Supervisor, he is a leading expert in perioperative organ function, focusing on the regulation and protection of the central nervous system. 🧠 Cao serves as Vice President of the Anesthesiology Branch of the Chinese Geriatrics Society and is actively involved in various medical associations, contributing significantly to the field. 🌐




🎓 Education:

👨‍⚕️ Jiangbei Cao, the Deputy Director of the Anesthesia and Surgery Center at PLA General Hospital, is a distinguished Chief Physician, Professor, and Doctoral Supervisor. 🎓 Graduating from Shanghai Second Military Medical University in 1996, he earned his PhD in Anesthesiology in 2007 from the former Military Medical Department. 🌐 Cao further honed his expertise through post-doctoral research at the University of Virginia from 2011 to 2012. His illustrious career showcases a commitment to advancing medical knowledge, particularly in the intricate field of anesthesiology. 🏥 With a wealth of experience, he continues to contribute significantly to perioperative care and central nervous system function research.

🏥 Experience:

👨‍⚕️ A trailblazer in the realm of anesthesiology, I proudly serve as Vice President of the Anesthesiology Branch of the Chinese Geriatrics Society and hold the role of Executive Director in the broader Chinese Geriatrics Society. 🌐 Additionally, I contribute my expertise as a member of the Anesthesia and Brain Function Society of the Chinese Society of Neuroscience and the Geriatric Anesthesia Group of the Anesthesiology Branch of the Beijing Medical Association. 🧠 My involvement extends to ethical reviews with the Transplantation Management Committee of the General Hospital of the People’s Liberation Army. As an expert recognized by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, I focus my research on safeguarding perioperative organ function, particularly in regulating and protecting the central nervous system. 🏥✨

Research Interest:

My research interest lies at the intersection of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry and the intricate realm of perioperative neurocognitive disorders. 🧠🌐 I am passionately engaged in unraveling the complexities of cognitive processes in neuropsychiatric contexts and exploring innovative strategies to understand and address cognitive challenges during surgery. 🏥✨ This dual focus allows me to bridge gaps in knowledge, contributing to advancements in both fields. My aim is to decode the mysteries of the mind, paving the way for improved patient outcomes and enhancing our understanding of the intricate interplay between cognitive function and surgical experiences. 🚀🔬