Editorial Board ::: Current Chemical Biology

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Volume 10, 2 Issues, 2016

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Fernando Albericio
University of KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa

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Fernando Albericio
University of KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa


Ricardo Riguera (Biography
Ricardo Riguera

Ricardo Riguera is full Professor in Organic Chemistry at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain) since 1990. He has published around 230 research papers, reviews and patents, covering bioactive natural products, medicinal chemistry, determination of absolute configuration by NMR and more recently, polymeric and dendrimeric nanostructures for biomedical applications and as stimuli responsive systems.

As academic, Prof. Riguera has been Director of Department, Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and ViceChancellor of the University. In 2013 he was awarded the "Félix Serratosa" Medal by the Real Sociedad Española de Química.


Department of Organic Chemistry
Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CIQUS)
University of Santiago de Compostela

Associate Editor(s):

Sabato (Tino) D'Auria
Laboratory for Molecular Sensing IBP-CNR

Emanuel E. Strehler
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Regional Editor(s):

R. A. Siciliano
Proteomic and Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry Center, Institute of Food Science and Technology
Italian National Research Council (CNR)

Jun Wang
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Editorial Board Members:

B.B. Aggarwal
University of Texas
Houston, TX

L. Brunsveld
University of Technology
The Netherlands

T.M. Dawson
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Universitat de Barcelona

H. Höpfl (Biography
H. Höpfl

Herbert Höpfl studied chemistry at the University of Munich. In 1997 he obtained the Ph.D. degree from the Chemistry Department of the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del IPN (CINVESTAV), Mexico, in the field of Inorganic Chemistry.

Since 1997 he is working as Professor at Morelos State University in Cuernavaca, Mexico. His research focuses on crystal engineering and macro- and supramolecular assemblies of boron and tin compounds. He has published more than 180 scientific publications and two U.S. patents.


Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

P.A. Keller
University of Wollongong

N. E. Labrou (Biography
N. E. Labrou

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 (1992-1996). He has conducted postdoctoral research, as Marie Curie fellow, in Leeds UK (1996-1998) and then at Agricultural University of Athens (1998-2001). Dr Labrou started his career as Assistant Professor (2002) and he is currently full Professor with tenure and Director of the Enzyme Technology Lab at the Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. He has authored more than 115 peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals, 26 book chapters and he has edited two books. His research covers many areas of biotechnology including enzyme and protein engineering, immobilised enzymes, biosensors, drug design, protein downstream processing, microalgae technology as well as the characterization of therapeutic enzymes, proteins and other biomolecules.


Agricultural University of Athens

A. Marabotti (Biography
A. Marabotti

Dr. Anna Marabotti obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry in at the University of Turin. She worked as post-doc fellow in several Italian universities, public and private research institutions. Since october 2012 she is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology “A. Zambelli” of the University of Salerno at Fisciano.

Her main research interests are the studies of structure-dynamics-function relationships of proteins, protein-ligand interaction and allosteric regulations using a combination of experimental and bioinformatics techniques.

She is co-author of more than 70 full papers and of about 100 short communication to congresses.


University of Salerno
Fisciano (SA)

D. Muñoz-Torrero
Universitat de Barcelona

V. Pittalà (Biography
V. Pittalà

Dr. Pittalà is an Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Drug Sciences at the University of Catania (Italy). She attained her MSc in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Technologies, and subsequently completed her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Catania. Upon completion of these programs, Dr. Pittalà moved to Milan (Italy) to join Pharmacia Corporation as a research scientist. She worked as member of Combinatorial Chemistry Group (R&D) and contributed to the discovery and identification of danusertib being co-inventor of bicyclopyrazoles chemical class. Subsequently, she returned to the University of Catania as Assistant Professor where she currently conducts teaching and research activities.

Dr. Pittalà is a highly motivated drug discovery scientist and research project leader with more than fifteen years’ experience and proven leadership capability, interpersonal skill, independence and efficiency in achieving given objectives. Major area of interest: heme oxygenase-1 inhibitors and inducers, antitumor, GPCR serotonergic and adrenergic ligands. Chemical modification of natural products to enhance activity and reduce side effects/toxicity. During this time, her research resulted in over 50 patents and peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals and similar number of abstracts and presentations in international congresses. She is also serving as an editorial board member of 3 other journals and reviewer of several international journals.


Università degli Studi di Catania

T. Shimizu
Tohoku University

D.S. Tan
Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

R.C. Wade
EML Research gGmbH

M.L. Bolognesi
University of Bologna

P.G. Cozzi
University of Bologna

U.R. Desai
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

A. Ganesan
University of Southampton

I. Iavicoli (Biography
I. Iavicoli

Prof. Ivo Iavicoli obtained his degree in Medicine and his specialty in Occupational Medicine (both cum laude) at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy. He completed a Ph.D. in Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene at the University of Milan. At present he is Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine at the Department of Public Health of the University of Naples ‘Federico II’. He is also Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.A.

He is the author of more than 250 publications in national and international journals.


University of Naples Federico II

K. Koide
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

H.-M. Ma (Biography
H.-M. Ma

Huimin Ma is a Professor of Chemistry at the Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Living Biosystems, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS). He received his B. Sc. in 1983 from Shandong University and Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1990 from ICCAS (supervisor, Prof. Shuquan Liang), followed by doing 2-year postdoctoral research at Wuhan University with Prof. Yun’e Zeng. He was granted a research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, working at Bremen University with Prof. Wolfram Thiemann in Germany (1996−1997). In 2005, he was granted the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in China. He has contributed more than 150 journal articles as well as 20 invited book chapters and reviews, and is a member of the Editorial Board of several chemical and biological journals. His research interests focus on the design and synthesis of new spectroscopic probes and their analytical applications.


Chinese Academy of Sciences

E. Migliaccio
European Institute of Oncology

K. Nagasawa
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

K.S. Rangappa
Karnataka State Open University

I. Shin (Biography
I. Shin

Dr. Shin received Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Minnesota. He began his independent career as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Yonsei University in 1998 where he became an Associate Professor in 2001 and a Professor in 2006. He is a director of Center for Biofunctional Molecules and an Underwood Distinguished Professor at Yonsei University. His research interests include the development of bioactive molecules that can be used for biological and biomedical studies, and functional studies of glycans using chemical tools including glycan microarrays. He has published more than 100 scientific papers.


Yonsei University

D.B. Teplow (Biography
D.B. Teplow

Dr. Teplow is a Professor of Neurology at UCLA. Dr. Teplow received undergraduate training at UC Berkeley; a Ph.D. from the University of Washington; and was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech. Before coming to UCLA, Dr. Teplow was a faculty member in the Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Teplow was a founding editor of the Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, Current Chemical Biology, and currently is Associate Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease. Dr. Teplow is a member of numerous national and international scientific advisory boards.


David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

V. Wittmann
Universitaet Konstanz

G. Brudvig
Yale University
New Haven, CT

J. Cuppoletti
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

S. Ducki
University of Clermont

C. Gowda
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

N. Karamanos
University of Patras

G.C. Kundu
National Center for Cell Science

J. Ma
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Piscataway, NJ

L. Monteiro (Biography
L. Monteiro

Luis S. Monteiro obtained his BsC in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1988 by the University of Porto (Portugal). He was awarded his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Minho (Portugal) in 1994 in the area of electrochemical cleavage of amine protecting groups, under the supervision of Professor Hernâni L.S. Maia and in collaboration with the research group of Professor Ulf Ragnarsson at the University of Uppsala (Sweden). He is at present associate professor at the University of Minho where he has been interested in the development of methods for synthesis and application of non-proteinogenic amino acids, namely, dehydroamino acids, β,β- disubstituted amino acids, N-akylamino acids and Cα,α-dialkylglicines.


University of Minho

S. Pennington
University College Dublin

C. Santi (Biography
C. Santi

Claudio Santi received the PhD in Chemical Sciences from the University of Perugia under the supervision of Prof. Marcello Tiecco. Currently he is professor of Organic Chemistry and teaches the courses of Spectroscopy for Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry of Natural Compounds. He leads the group of Catalysis and Organic Green Chemistry in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and is worldwide recognized expert n organoselenium chemistry. His research interest range from the application of selenium reagents in green chemistry to the development of new orgaselenium containing drugs. He is author of more than 130 publications including review articles and book chapters.


University of Perugia

V. Sorrenti (Biography
V. Sorrenti

Pr. V. Sorrenti is Associated Professor of Biochemistry in University of Catania where she teaches Biochemitry, Nutritional Biochemistry, Biology. During her career Pr. Sorrenti obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biology and Medical Biochemistry. Research fields of Pr. V. Sorrenti are: Oxygen and nitric oxide toxicity and cellular defences in various pathophysiological conditions; Pathway ADMA/DDAH/NOS in various pathophysiological conditions; Evaluation of activity of natural drugs and new synthetic compounds. Pr. V.Sorrenti has published 80 scientific publications, co-authored 2 books (“Aspetti molecolari dell’apoptosi e ruolo fisiopatologico” and “Flessibilmente: un modello sistemico di approccio al tema della flessibilità”: Flessibilità e biologia-Organismi viventi come esseri flessibili”) and co-edited “Recent Research Developments in Chemistry and Biology of Nitric Oxide-


University of Catania Viale Andrea Doria

E.A. Theodorakis
University of California
San Diego, CA

M. Yus (Biography
M. Yus

Miguel Yus received his BSc (1969), MSc (1971) and PhD (1973) degrees from the University of Zaragoza. After two years as postdoct at the MPI für Kohlenforschung returned to the University of Oviedo to become associate professor (1977) and full professor (1987). In 1988 he moved to the University of Alicante. He is co-author of more than 600 papers (and five patents) and has supervised more than 60 PhD students, and delivered more than 200 lectures. He has been in the Advisory Board of more than 30 international journals. His current research interest is focused on the use of metals in organic synthesis.


Universidad de Alicante


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