Seyed Ali Ravanfar is currently working as a Biological Scientist at the University of Florida/Citrus Research and Education Center where his work focuses on genetic improvement of citrus and murraya relation to disease resistance. Prior to this role he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Florida, where his research was conducted chemical mutagenesis, RNAi suppression, CRISPR/Cas9 and targeted genome editing of sugarcane.
Research interest in plant biotechnology focuses on in vitro technology, genetic transformation and genome editing. He is active in publishing his research findings in journals of international repute.
Sergey Suchkov was born in the City of Astrakhan, Russia, in a family of dynasty medical doctors. In 1980, graduated from Astrakhan State Medical University and was awarded with MD. In 1985, maintained his PhD as a PhD student of the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and Institute of Medical Enzymology, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia. In 2001, finished the PostDoc Research Fellowship Program and maintained his Doctor Degree at the National Institute of Immunology, Russia. Dr Suchkov is a Co-Supervisor over the Russian-American Agreement on scientific and clinical collaboration in the field of ocular immunology between Russian Academy of Sciences and National Institutes of Health (NIH); in 1991-1995 – a member of The Reciprocal Exchange Fellowship Program between Russian Immunological Society and British Society for Immunology. Dr Suchkov is a member of the Editorial Boards of many international journals including EPMA Journal (Springer, Brussels) and “Personalized Medicine Universe” (Elsevier, Japan).