The USERN Congress and 

USERN Prize Awarding Festival

USERN 2019

November 8-10, 2019

Budapest, Hungary

Hosted by the Avicenna International Academy and Semmelweis University

Organized by Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)

USERN President: From Inspiration for USERN Initiation to USERN Congress Development

During all these years, starting as a junior medical student and researcher, and then as a faculty member, I often wondered, what makes a perfect researcher, a perfect teacher, a mentor, or a leader? Realizing that none of these would make me a perfect human, was one of the most important discoveries of my life.

As one dives deep into his own scientific field, interacting with his colleagues, and joining educational and research groups, we realize how high we've built the walls around ourselves, and those who share the same interests as us. We learn not to resist invaders into our territories and to think and behave as affiliates of a certain virtue.

Art, Medicine, Plants, Mathematics, and Astronomy, are all parts of the heritage of ancient, true pioneers of knowledge. The enormity of this prodigious legacy can only reach its true potential when these segments, reunite as a whole and into knowledge without borders. It is undeniable that science today, is unintentionally mistaken for a line to draw boundaries with, a weapon to display power, or a rule to rank orders. We believe that the golden key to this reconciliation, is by the hands of the scientist themselves, by the hands of artists, mathematicians, and by the hands of anyone who has an ability to share what they know, for the greater good.

USERN has been established with the main purpose of peaceful and humanitarian promotion of education and research, universally. It comprises of top 1% scientists in all scientific fields as the advisory board members who would manage and supervise the educational and research programs in their field of specialty. There are more than 350 top scientists, including fifteen Nobel/Abel Laureates, among the advisory board members of USERN.

The theme of the Congress this year will be “Applied Science”, emphasizing the important role of application of multidisciplinary studies in our life! Therefore, different aspects of science is covered in the scientific program, which would be presented by top scientists worldwide. In the meantime, the gathering of senior and junior scientists in the context of USERN Congress would be a forward step in eliminating the age and level borders of science. Not only the senior scientists, but also junior students would get the chance to present their experiences in science within USERN Congress in the context of “Junior Talks/Posters”. The concept of USERN has been supported by a hundred scientific centers and universities.

Importantly and beyond the Nobel goal of USERN Congress in scientific promotions, USERN Prize has been also established in order to identify the most talented qualified junior scientists in all areas of science, who have devoted their times to science promotion and performed outstanding scientific projects so far! The bests of bests in each field will be awarded each year to be distinguished to the scientific world and to be acknowledged for their humanitarian efforts. The USERN Prize Awarding Festival will be held annually on November 10th, the Global Day of Science for Peace and Development.

Respecting the USERN slogan of “Science Without Borders” and in order to eliminate the geographical border of science, the USERN Congress and Prize Awarding Festival is to be held annually hosted by a scientific center worldwide. Proudly, to date, we have organized the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd USERN Congresses and Festival in Iran (Tehran), Ukraine (Kharkiv), and Italy (Reggio Calabria), respectively; both highly welcomed by the international academic population.

Highly welcomed by more than 1200 participants and hosted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), the 1st Congress newborn USERN was held between November 8th-10th 2016, in Tehran, Iran. The details are available at USERN 2016

Hosted by our great and hospitable Ukrainian colleagues, the 2nd USERN Congress and Prize Awarding Festival was held in Kharkiv, Ukraine, which was hosted by 4 great universities in Kharkiv including Kharkiv National Medical University, Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv Polytechnic University, and the National University of Pharmacy. Excitingly, this year’s congress was concurrent with the 3rd International Festival of Paintings for Pediatric Patients (IFPPP) which hosted the winners of the festival in 4 age groups. The details of this socio-scientific event are available at USERN 2017

and the 3rd USERN Congress and Festival was hosted by the European School of Genetic Medicine and Università Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria in Italy on Nov 10th, when it was concurrent with the 4th International Festival of Paintings for Pediatric Patients (IFPPP), which again hosted the winners of the festival in 4 age groups. The congress was followed by the Advanced Course in the field of Primary Immunodeficiencies during Nov 11th-14th 2018, in Reggio Calabria, Italy. The details are available at USERN 2018

Coming up next, the 4th USERN Congress and Prize Awarding Festival will be held on November 8-10, 2019 in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary. Hosted by the Avicenna International Academy, this year’s congress will be followed by parallel panels during Nov 9th and 10th. Extremely hoping this congress and educational panels be highly advantageous for juniors.

And, as the final words, I invite you all to join us this year, in the 4th USERN Congress and Prize Awarding Festival in Budapest, Hungary: Registration and Abstract Submission


Nima Rezaei, MD, PhD

USERN Founding President

For more information regarding previous USERN congresses, please visit the following pages:

USERN 2016

USERN 2017

USERN 2018

4th Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) Congress & Prize Festival

Nov 8-10, Budapest, HUNGARY

Vigadó Palace, the chamber of the Hungarian Academy of Arts


Day 1: Friday, November 08, 2019
Vigadó Palace, the chamber of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
9:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Welcome Notes
10:00 – 10:10
Official Welcome Note by the Hungarian Officials
10:10 – 10:20
Welcome Message by Semmelweis University
László Rosivall
10:20 – 10:30
TUMS Message, School of Medicine
Shahriar Nafissi
10:30 – 10:40
Message by Avicenna International Academy
Shahrokh Mirzahosseini
10:40 – 11:00 Introduction by USERN
Nima Rezaei
11:00 – 11:30 Keynote Lecture 1
The Gömböc, the Sphere and the Pebbles of Mars
Gábor Domokos, Hungary
11:30 – 12:00 Keynote Lecture 2
Scientific output of collaborative institutes
Shahin Akhondzadeh
12:00 – 12:30 Music and Art Performances
12:30 – 13:30 USERN Prize Festival
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 17:00 Keynote Lectures
14:30 – 15:00 Keynote Lecture 3
Professionalism in science
Ali Jafarian, Iran
15:00 – 15:30 Keynote Lecture 4
Sensing complex systems: time Series, networks, and their Interfaces
Lucas Lacasa, UK
15:30 – 16:00 Keynote Lecture 5
Hybrid perovskite solar cells: a game changer in the photovoltaic scene
Giulia Grancini, Switzerland, Italy
16:00 – 16:30 Keynote Lecture 6
Biomedical nanotechnology; getting into the brain for personalized health wellness
Ajeet Kaushik, USA
16:30 – 17:00
Keynote Lecture 7
Social justice in an era of climate change and energy scarcity
Benjamin Sovacool, Denmark, UK
17:00 – 17:10 Art Performances
17:10 – 17:15 Introducing New USERN Junior Ambassadors
17:15 – 18:15 5th International Festival of Paintings for Pediatric Patients (IFPPP)
19:00 – 21:00 Gala Dinner

Day 2: Saturday, November 09, 2019
Avicenna International College and Semmelweis University (Basic Medical Science Center)
8:00 – 9:00 Poster Presentation
9:00 – 9:30 Keynote Lecture 8
What makes art beautiful through physics eyes
Matjaž Perc, Slovenia, Austria
9:30 – 10:00 Keynote Lecture 9
The power of gossip and informal communication - reputation and cooperation
Zsuzsanna Szvetelszky, Hungary
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break and Poster Walk
10:30 – 13:00 Morning Parallel Workshops
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:00
Conference Room 1
Scientific Writing Workshop
Nima Rezaei, Iran; Lajos P. Balogh, Hungary; Gonzalo Cordova, the Netherlands
Why scientific writing? Types of articles
Nima Rezaei
Forms of scientific communication, The editorial process, Where to publish and how?
Lajos P. Balogh
Tools and tips for publishing scientific articles
Gonzalo Cordova
Ethics in publication
Nima Rezaei
10:30 – 13:00
Conference Room 2
Social Sciences Workshop:
Promoting novelty, rigor, and style: Codes of practice for appropriate methods and energy social science research design
Benjamin Sovacool
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:15
12:15 – 13:00
Conference Room 3
Transplantation Workshop
László Kóbori, Hungary; Ali Jafarian, Iran; László Rosivall, Hungary; Seyed Mansour Gatmiri, Iran; Orsolya Cseprekál, Hungary; Shahin Akhondzadeh, Iran; Ildikó Bódi, Hungary; 
Overview of transplantation in Hungary
László Kóbori
Overview of liver transplant in Iran
Ali Jafarian
Iranian model of renal transplantation and moving toward BDD
Seyed Mansour Gatmiri
Junior Talks 1: Transplantation
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:20
11:20 – 11:40
11:40 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:20
12:20 – 12:40
12:40 – 13:00
Conference Room 4
Clinical Pharmacy
Kheirollah Gholami, Iran; Niayesh Mohebbi, Iran; István Horváth, Hungary; Zahra Jahangard-Rafsanjani, Iran; Shahideh Amini, Iran; Arash Mirzahosseini, Hungary; Surinder K. Mehta, India; Madhuri Patil, India; Viktoriya Tkachenko, Ukraine;  Anton Tkachenko, Ukraine
Clinical pharmacy in Hungary today
István Horváth and Arash Mirzahosseini
Past, present, and future of clinical pharmacy in Iran
Kheirollah Gholami
How to succeed in clinical pharmacy practice
Shahideh Amini
Challenges in geriatrics pharmacothepy
Niayesh Mohebbi
Clinical oncopharmacology
Zahra Jahangard-Rafsanjani
Chemistry of vaccine adjuvants
Madhuri Patil
Formulated TLR agonists for the development of next generation vaccine adjuvants
Surinder K. Mehta
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break and Poster Walk
14:00 – 16:00 Evening Parallel Meetings
14:00 – 14:25
14:25 – 14:50
14:50 – 15:15
15:15 – 16:00
Conference Room 1
László Rosivall, Hungary; Benjamin Sovacool, Denmark; Reza Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, Iran; Lucas Lacasa, UK; Surinder K. Mehta, India
Decarbonisation and its discontents: A critical justice perspective on four low-carbon transitions
Benjamin Sovacool
Visibility graphs: mapping time series to networks
Lucas Lacasa
Blood Supply Chain Network Design
Reza Tavakkoli-Moghaddam
Junior Talks 2: Novel Ideas
14:00 – 14:25
14:25 – 14:50
14:50 – 15:15
15:15 – 16:00
Conference Room 2
Matjaž Perc, Slovenia; Giulia Grancini, Switzerland; Hongbo Zhang, Finland; Valentina Cauda, Italy; Shahin Akhondzadeh, Iran; Ildikó Bódi, Hungary
2D/3D Hybrid Perovskite Interfaces and Physics therein for Stable and Efficient Solar Cells
Giulia Grancini
Functional Biomaterials in Translational Medicine
Hongbo Zhang
Recent advancement in nanoparticles development in nanomedicine
Valentina Cauda
Junior Talks 3: Updates
14:00 – 14:25
14:25 – 14:50
14:50 – 15:15
15:15 – 16:00
Conference Room 3
Livio Luongo, Italy; Ajeet Kaushik, USA; Kheirollah Gholami, Iran; Madhuri Patil, India; Anton Tkachenko, Ukraine
Ketones and pain: Unexplored role of hydroxyl carboxylic acid receptor type 2 in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain
Livio Luongo
Chip based electro-physiology monitoring of HIV-infected cells in setting of drug abuse
Ajeet Kaushik
Evaluation of Gadolinium Orthovanadate Nanoparticle Toxicity
Anton Tkachenko, Ukraine
Junior Talks 4: Sharing Experiments
14:00 – 14:25
14:25 – 14:50
14:50 – 15:15
15:15 – 16:00
Conference Room 4
Nicola Bragazzi, Canada; Faten Attig Bahar, Tunisia; Eszter Mária Horváth, Hungary; Niayesh Mohebbi, Iran; Viktoriya Tkachenko, Ukraine
Big Data in Public Health: how to discover new vaccines, improve vaccination coverage and counteract vaccine hesitancy
Nicola Bragazzi
The potential energy of solar and wind to save the planet
Faten Attig Bahar
Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase in health and disease
Eszter Mária Horváth
Junior Talks 5: Regional Challenges
14:00 – 14:25
14:25 – 14:50
14:50 – 15:15
15:15 – 16:00
Conference Room 5
Nima Rezaei, Iran; Miklós Kozlovszky, Hungary; Olga Hovardovska, Ukraine; Krisztina Minkó, Hungary
Molecular medicine in context of clinical medicine in incurable and hardly curable diseases: possibilities today and in the future
Nima Rezaei
Digital Healthcare - Remote patient monitoring solutions and medical service models
Miklós Kozlovszky
The role of neopterin and biomarkers of inflammation in monitoring of treatment efficacy for pulmonary tuberculosis
Olga Hovardovska
Junior Talks 6: Challenging Cases
14:00 – 14:20
14:20 – 14:40
14:40 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:20
15:20 – 15:40
15:40 – 15:50
15:50 – 16:00
Conference Room 6
Clinical Dentistry
Noémi Rózsa, Hungary; Dániel Végh, Hungary; Liudmyla Kryvenko, Ukraine; Arghavan Tonkaboni, Iran; Gholamreza Shirani, Iran; Tetiana Kamina; Ukraine
Oral rehabilitation of young HED patients
Noémi Rózsa
Oral flora; a new way for diagnosis
Arghavan Tonkaboni
Diabetes in the dental office - oral complications
Dániel Végh
New methods in maxillofacial reconstruction
Gholamreza Shirani
Non-invasive diagnosis of periodontal diseases in children with atopy and orthodontic pathology based on immune markers
Liudmyla Kryvenko
Using teflon tape in dentistry
Anastasiia Liakh
14:00 – 16:00 Conference Room 7
Experiences of University Alumni in Application of Knowledge
Moslem Bahadori, Ali Jafarian, Yahya Dowlati, Seyed Mansour Gatmiri, Ebrahim Razmpa, Shahrokh MirzaHosseini
16:00 – 19:00 Social Event

Day 3: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Avicenna International College
8:00 – 9:00 Poster Presentation
9:00 – 9:30
Keynote Lecture 10
The rise-and-fall of the thymus: Molecular and cellular insight
Georg Holländer
9:30 – 9:45
9:45 – 10:00
Thymus abnormality in children with congenital heart diseases; possibly role of the neural crest
Ildikó Bódi
Glucocorticoids in bone health
György Nagy
10:00 – 11:00
Best Junior Talk Presentations
All the faculty members
The Best Junior Talk 1
The Best Junior Talk 2
The Best Junior Talk 3
The Best Junior Talk 4
The Best Junior Talk 5
The Best Junior Talk 6
11:00 – 12:00
Closing Ceremony: World Science Day of Science for Peace and Development
Art Performance
Introducing the Best Junior Presentations
Closing Remarks