Zhonghua Chen, PhD, Western Sydney University, Australia
Professor Zhonghua Chen is currently an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (2022-2026). Professor Chen is also the Associate Dean (Engagement and International) at the School of Science and Education Leader of the National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre at Western Sydney University. He has an internationally-recognized track record of research excellence in agriculture, plant science and evolutionary biology. Since 2005, his research has resulted in over 180 publications including high-impact research articles. He has obtained research grants from the ARC, HIA, CRDC, GRDC, and AISRF and received a range of research awards. He is the Editor in Chief for Plant Growth Regulation, Editor for a few top international journals and a reviewer for over 80 international journals. He serves as a referee for grant applications to funding bodies such as the ARC, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Swiss National Science Foundation.
Sergey Shabala, PhD, University of Western Australia, Australia
Dr Shabala is a distinguished professor in the field of plant physiology, currently serving as the Chair in Plant Physiology at the University of Western Australia. Additionally, he holds the prestigious titles of Distinguished Professor and Director of the International Research Centre for Environmental Membrane Biology at Foshan University in China. His research primarily focuses on plant stress physiology and the mechanisms plants employ to adapt to challenging environmental conditions such as drought, salinity, waterlogging, oxidative stress, and nutritional disorders. Throughout his extensive career, Dr Shabala has made significant contributions, authoring over 400 peer-reviewed papers. Moreover, he has successfully supervised 54 PhD students to completion. Prof Shabala's remarkable impact is evident through his recognition as an ISI Highly Cited researcher for seven consecutive years. In 2019, he was ranked as the most cited researcher in the field of Botany worldwide. His influential work is reflected in his H-index of 103, with his publications cited over 38,000 times.
Mohsin Tanveer, PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr Tanveer is currently working as an Associate Professor at Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences Urumqi (China). He has long-standing experience in studying abiotic stress tolerance and ion transport in plants. His research interests focus on examining the electrophysiology of ion transport across cellular membranes in different tissues and cells, under abiotic stress conditions.