Kasper Eersels

Assistant Professor, Maastricht University
Favor Akpakpan Udoeyop

Assistant Professor, PAMO university of medical science

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ekam-akpakpan-lecturer-researcher-microsoft-certified-educator                Dr Favor Udoeyop is an Early Career Scientist with eight (8) years of experience in teaching and research. With a background in Biochemistry and a PhD in Nutrition/Toxicology, Favor currently serves in the Department of Biochemistry, PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Rivers State. Throughout her career, Favor has actively collaborated with researchers in the field of Nutrition/Toxicology, Food Biotechnology, Complementary/Alternative Medicine and Environmental Biochemistry. She has contributed to these areas through participation in conferences, publication of peer-reviewed journal articles and involvement in book projects. She is a member of several professional bodies including NSBMB, NISEB, BSN and SBCTN. Favor's special interest is in how food affects the brain and maternal health.  She is experienced in research using animal models (rats and fish); biomarker studies involving analysis of stress markers, inflammatory markers, reproductive and biochemical markers; analysis of nutritional and bioactive substances in plant. Currently, she is interested in the isolation of bioactive peptides in African oil bean, molecular biology and bioinformatics. As a departmental research coordinator, she is regularly involved in research design, implementation, and data analytics (SPSS, EXCEL, Python, Microsoft Power BI). Favor has the ability to work independently and as a team; with great communication and supervisory skills. Her dedication to knowledge sharing is evident in his ability to clarify doubts and foster understanding among diverse audiences Dr Favor is a self-motivated and hardworking early career scientist with strong analytical, creative ideas and possibilities; poised to make significant contributions to the fields of Biological Science. She welcomes opportunities to engage in impactful research, collaborate on projects, and share expertise with like-minded professionals in academia, organizations and the wider community. Her strong faith in God is evident in her humility and the highest integrity. She’s flawed in a lot of ways but she continually subjects herself to learning mentally, psychologically, morally, and socially in order to better herself and to inspire others. She’s passionate about seeing young people especially women becoming active citizens thereby helping to create a better society. Her hobby is playing chess.
Xavier Coumoul

Professor in Biochemistry and Toxicology, Université Paris Cité

I am a Professor of Toxicology, Biochemistry and Cell Signaling at Université Paris Cité (former Université Paris Descartes). I have completed my PhD in molecular toxicology and a post-graduate year in Bethesda, MD. I am the head of a Master degrees in toxicology and ecotoxicology. My research is based on cellular and animal models and on three main axes: 1) the influence of persistent organic pollutants on breast tumorigenesis and metabolic disruption, 2) the contextual role of pollutants in the occurrence of chronic liver diseases including steatosis and fibrosis, 3) the effect of mixtures on the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. I am involved in the development of innovative pedagogy methods and technics in order to improve transmission, acquisition, memorization and utilization of scientific knowledge by our biomedical students. I used flipped classrooms, quizzes (at home and during courses) and virtual reality to interact and immerge with students in and outside the classroom. Indeed, I developed with pedagogic engineers, 1) Home-based 45’’ Quizzes to engage students in regular learning modes and 2) serious games on cell signaling and xenobiotic stress. Together, with Etienne Blanc, Caroline Chauvet and Frédéric Dardel, I wrote several French books of biochemistry and toxicology topics for undergraduate students. I collaborate with several national and international institutes and universities (CNAM Thierry KOSCIELNIAK, Université de Strasbourg Jean-Luc SOUCIET, National University of Singapore, Fun Man FUNG...) for the development of innovative methods in teaching.