Keynote speech: Circular economy and nutrient recycling
Fabrizio Adani is full Professor at University of Milan Italy and he is the scientific coordinator of the Gruppo Ricicla lab. (http://users.unimi.it/ricicla/), specialized in agriculture, bio-energy, biomass recovery, waste management, green chemistry and environmental issues. He is Adjunct Professor at the National Center for International Research of BioEnergy Science and Technology (iBEST) China Agricultural University (China). He is involved in many national and EU projects related to nutrient recycling and Circular Economy. Bibliometric data (Scopus on oct. 4): HI = 39, Citations 4191.
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan, Italy
Keynote speech: Microbial life in sustainable and disease suppressive growing media
Jane Debode is a plant pathologist holding a PhD in bioscience engineering – agriculture (Ghent University, 2005). Currently, she is a senior scientist at the Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) in Belgium. The main goal of her research is to understand the microbiological processes involved in sustainable and disease suppressive growing media based on shellfish waste, biochar, plant fibers and compost. The interreg2seas project Horti-BlueC (https://www.interreg2seas.eu/en/Horti-blueC) will be presented.
ILVO Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Merelbeke, Belgium
Keynote speech: Roles of indoor vertical farming in sustainable production of horticultural crops
Dr. Genhua Niu is a Professor in Environmental Horticulture at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso, Texas A&M University System. Her areas of expertise are in environmental stress physiology and plant production under controlled environment. Dr. Niu has received several awards and recognitions from professional societies, TAMU and USDA. She has published 108 refereed papers, 16 book chapters, 48 proceeding papers, and has delivered numerous presentations at national and international conferences and symposia. Dr. Niu received a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Chiba University, Japan, and MS and BS in Agricultural Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. Prior to joining Texas A&M University, she worked at Michigan State University on ornamental crop production under controlled environment, the USDA-ARS, and a private company on micropropagation and nursery crop production in South Carolina.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso, Texas, USA