Dr. Nikolaos Labrou received his BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Patras, Greece (1987-1991) and his PhD in Enzyme Biotechnology from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece (1992-1996). He has conducted postdoctoral research at Leeds, UK (1996-1998) and also at Agricultural University of Athens (1998-2001). Dr. Labrou started his career as Assistant Professor at the Agricultural University of Athens (2002-2007) while currently, he is working as an Associate Professor. Within the last 15 years, Dr. Labrou has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles in leading International Journals, 16 book chapters, more than 60 conference abstracts and established a strong global academic and industrial network. He is one of the editorial board member of 9 scientific journals and also serves as a reviewer for more than 50 scientific journals. Dr. Labrou served as reviewer for multiple National and International grant agencies (EE, NATO, etc). He is an advisor for one International Biotech company. He has served as a member in 4 scientific conferences organization committees.
Dr. Nikolaos Labrou research covers many areas of biotechnology including downstream processing, enzyme and protein engineering, cell and tissue culture technologies, proteomics and catalomics analysis as well as the purification and characterization of enzymes, proteins and other biomolecules, molecular enzymology and analytical biotechnology.
Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner has over 26 years of research experience in various areas within the field of Computer Engineering. Additionally, she has worked in the area of patent law for several years. She has published numerous scientific papers, including two books, and has handled the prosecution and infringement analysis of many complex U.S. and international patents. She is currently is a Professor of Engineering Practice at the Electrical Engineering-Systems Department at the University of Southern California (USC), and since 2004 has been an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to joining UCLA, she was a tenured full Professor and Department Head at the Computer Engineering Department of Rochester Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (1988) from USC. She holds a J.D. degree from the Northwestern California School of Law, and has graduated Cum Laude with an LL.M. degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the Washington, D.C. Bar, and is registered as a Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is best known for her pioneering contributions to three areas of Optical Computing, Heterogeneous Computing, and Nanoscale Computing. In the area of Optical Computing, she produced one of the first theses that dealt with the computational aspects of optical interconnects for VLSI chips. The OMC model was developed by she as part of her Ph.D. work, and since then, many architectures and algorithms have been designed by on that model.
Nanotechnology, Computing Architectures and Interconnects: Bio-inspired and Nanoscale Computing, MEMS, Optical Interconnects, VLSI and Reconfigurable chips Computing Networks and Algorithms: Heterogeneous/Cluster/Grid/Cloud Computing, Mapping and Scheduling paradigms/algorithms/tools Biomedical Applications: Nanomedicine, Bioinformatics, Sequence Alignment, Image-Processing, Computer Vision Technology Law: Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Patent Reform, Digital Rights, Cyber Law/Crimes, Internet Privacy