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Department of Organic Chemistry
University of Barcelona

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Fernando Albericio
Department of Organic Chemistry
University of Barcelona


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 Editors:

Sabato (Tino) D'Auria (Biography
Sabato (Tino) D'Auria

Dr. D’Auria is the Director of the Institute of Food Science, CNR, Avellino, and an Associated Professor at INRS, Laval, Canada. He also heads the Laboratory of Protein Biophysics and Biosensor Development at ISA-CNR, Avellino, Italy.

The main interests of Dr. D’Auria Lab are focused on the design and realization of advanced bio/sensors for safety and security.

Dr. D’Auria has authotred more than 200 publications on international journals and several national and international patetnts .


Laboratory for Molecular Sensing IBP-CNR

Emanuel E. Strehler (Biography
Emanuel E. Strehler

Dr. Strehler obtained his MS and PhD degrees in biochemistry and cell biology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Strehler is a Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a lecturer of Biochemistry at the University of Basel. Dr. Strehler has published over 100 research articles and over 30 reviews and book chapters. He has served as reviewer for numerous scientific journals and funding organizations, and is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and Current Chemical Biology.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Regional Editors:

R. A. Siciliano (Biography
R. A. Siciliano

Dr. Siciliano obtained her degree in Chemistry at the University of Naples “Federico II”. Since 1995 she is working as research scientist at the Institute of Food Sciences of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

Main research activities of Dr. Siciliano are focused on the development and application of advanced analytical methodologies based on proteomics and mass spectrometry to study food matrices and biological systems of relevant interest in Food Science and Human Health areas and to achieve a detailed structural characterization of proteins and their post-biosynthetic modified forms.

She is co-author of about 70 scientific papers published in ISI journals and one international patent .


Italian National Research Council (CNR)

Jun Wang (Biography
Jun Wang

Dr. Jun Wang is currently an assistant professor at the college of pharmacy, University of Arizona. Dr. Wang received the B.Sc degree in chemistry from Wuhan University , China. He then went to Singapore and received the M.Sc degree in chemical biology from National University of Singapore in 2006. In 2010, Dr. Wang received the Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. After three years of postdoctoral research, first at the University of Pennsylvania, then at the University of California, San Francisco, he started his own independent career at the University of Arizona in 2014. Dr. Wang has 38 scientific publications and has a H-index of 20.


University of Arizona

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B.B. Aggarwal
University of Texas
Houston, TX

P.G. Cozzi (Biography
P.G. Cozzi

Pier Giorgio Cozzi (PG) is full professor of organic chemistry at the at the University of Bologna. He is the president of the Master degree in Chemistry. Among his scientific interests, the development of new, enantioselective catalytic reactions, the design of new chiral ligands, and the formation of quaternary stereocenters using new synthetic methodologies are the principal. Recently, he has focused his research on the growing area of asymmetric photoredox catalysis. Professor P. G. Cozzi has been a visiting professor in many Universities in Europe and abroad. He was the coordinator of the Fp7 project CATAFLU.OR and he has participate to other European projects. He recently received a JSPS fellowship for visiting Japan, and he was awarded in 2015 with the Piero Pino Gold Medal from Italian Chemical Society.


University of Bologna

U.R. Desai (Biography
U.R. Desai

Dr. Desai is the Director of Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery and Development, and a professor of medicinal chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1991 and did postdoctoral studies at University of Iowa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Illinois. He has been awarded the Established Investigator Award by the American Heart Association and the Distinguished Scholarship Award by Virginia Commonwealth University.


Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

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 (Biography
P.A. Keller

Paul Keller completed his BSc(Hons) and PhD at the University of New South Wales, Australia, before undertaking an Alexander von Humboldt funded post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, working in collaboration with Gerhard Bringmann. Since 1994, he has worked at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and is currently Professor in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry. His interests lie in the drug design and development of new generation anti-infectives with a particular emphasis on anti-virals and multi-drug resistant anti-bacterials, new cascade chemistry of indigo and chiral ligand design for sterically hindered metal-catalysed reactions.


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 (Biography
D. Muñoz-Torrero

Dr. Muñoz-Torrero holds a PhD in Pharmacy (Medicinal Chemistry) from the University of Barcelona. Currently Dr. Muñoz-Torrero is Associate Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry and Vice-Dean of Research at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona. He has authored more than 80 papers, 9 patents, and 3 book chapters, and guest-edited 5 special issues (Current Pharmaceutical Design, Current Medicinal Chemistry and Molecules) on anti-Alzheimer and multitarget drugs and 5 E-books on recent advances in pharmaceutical sciences. His research focuses on the design and synthesis of novel drug candidates against Alzheimer’s disease, malaria, and trypanosomiases.


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

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 (Biography
V. Wittmann

Valentin Wittmann obtained a PhD from the Technical University of Munich (Germany). Subsequently, he carried out postdoctoral research at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt (Germany) and at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California (USA). In 1997 he returned to Frankfurt to start independent research. Since 2003 he is professor of organic/bioorganic chemistry at the University of Konstanz (Germany). From 2006 until 2011 he was Dean of Studies and since 2016 he is head of the Department of Chemistry. His main research area is the chemical biology of carbohydrates including metabolic glycoengineering, investigation of multivalent carbohydrate-protein interactions, and RNA-targeting antibiotics.


Universitaet Konstanz

M.L. Bolognesi (Biography
M.L. Bolognesi

Maria Laura Bolognesi is a Medicinal Chemist (Associate Professor) within the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology of the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. She joined the faculty in 1998, following a post-doctoral position at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry of the University of Minnesota. In 2009 she has been awarded a position of Distinguished Visiting Professor at Universidad Complutense of Madrid and in 2013 a position of Special Visiting researcher at University of Brasilia.

Her laboratory focuses on the design, synthesis and evaluation of novel pharmacological tools in the areas of neurodegeneration, neglected tropical diseases,using innovative drug discovery approaches. Her latest efforts have been dedicated to the identification of multitarget ligands and theranostics for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and Trypanosomatid diseases. These research efforts have resulted in over 135 papers and book chapters to date.


University of Bologna

J. Cuppoletti (Biography
J. Cuppoletti

Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH. Studies of the molecular and cellular mechanism of regulation of ion channels, ion pumps, and carriers. Approaches include electrophysiology, and cloning and expression of the channels and mutant channels to identify regulatory sites. Particular focus has been on ClC-2 chloride channels of the epithelia, as well as BK channels. Translational research was carried out that supported the development of a class of drugs which activate both of these channels, which are now on the market.


University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

S. Ducki (Biography
S. Ducki

Prof. Ducki obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the University of Manchester UK. Currently Prof Ducki holds positions as a Professor in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at the French Graduate School SIGMA Clermont and as the vice-president of the Foundation Analgesia Insitute. Among her previous positions are lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Salford UK, Research fellow at Arizona State University (AZ) and Emory University (GA) USA. She has published more than 50 scientific publications and is named as an inventor in over 10 patents.


University of Clermont

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 (Biography
K. Koide

Professor Koide obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tokyo, and a PhD in chemistry at the University of California, San Diego, under the guidance of Professor K. C. Nicolaou. He conducted post-doctoral research with Professor Gregory L. Verdine in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. He then began his independent career in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. His current research interests include development of new synthetic methods, total synthesis and chemical biology of natural products, and development and applications of fluorescent chemosensors.


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 (Biography
E. Migliaccio

Enrica Migliaccio has many years of research experience in the fields of signal transduction, molecular biology and aging. She has expertise in cell biology, molecular biology and animal models. She graduated from the University of Naples, in Italy, and gained her postgraduate degrees from the Open University of London, UK. She worked in Pier Giuseppe Pelicci's group as Ph.D. student, then as postdoctoral scientist and now as a staff scientist. In 1992, she cloned the p66Shc, gene that is a master regulator of oxidative stress response in mammals, and has been working on p66Shc function and biology since then. Now, her research focuses on the characterization of pathway that involves both p53 tumor suppressor protein and p66Shc that is involved in cancer and aging mechanisms. She carried out educational activity at the University of the Studies of Siena (Italy), as teacher in the course: “Mechanisms of aging”.


European Institute of Oncology

K. Nagasawa (Biography
K. Nagasawa

Brief Biography: Kazuo Nagasawa obtained his Ph.D. in 1993 from Waseda University. In 1993, he joined RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) as a researcher under Professor Tadashi Nakata. From 1997 to 1999, he worked in Kishi’s group at Harvard University. He moved to the University of Tokyo (IMCB) in 2001, and to the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2004 as an associate professor. In 2009, he was appointed to his current position as a professor. He has received the TORAY Award for Synthetic Organic Chemistry Japan (1999) and Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Young Scientists (2003).


Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

K.S. Rangappa
Karnataka State Open University

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 (Biography
E.A. Theodorakis

Emmanuel A. Theodorakis received his B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Athens, Greece, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degree in Organic Chemistry from Paris XI University, France. His M.Sc. studies were performed at the Institute of Chemistry of Natural Products (ICSN-CNRS) under the direction of Professor H.-P. Husson, while his Ph.D. studies were performed at Texas A&M University under the direction of Sir Derek H. R. Barton. Following a postdoctoral appointment at TSRI with Professor K. C. Nicolaou, in 1995 he joined the faculty at UCSD where he is currently a Professor and the T.G. Traylor Scholar at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. His research focuses on the synthesis and biological studies of natural products and development of small molecules as probes in imaging and sensing.


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

L. Brunsveld
University of Technology
The Netherlands

T.M. Dawson (Biography
T.M. Dawson

Dr. Dawson attended Montana State University and received a B.S. in Premedicine in 1981. He received a M.D. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 1986 from the University of Utah where he also completed an Internship in Internal Medicine. At the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he completed a Neurology Residency in 1990. After postdoctoral training and a clinical movement disorder fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he joined the Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience in 1994 and became Professor in 2000. He is currently the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Professor in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Director of the Institute for Cell Engineering and Professor, Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. He has published more than 500 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 15 issued patents.


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

A. Facchiano (Biography
A. Facchiano

Research activity in the field of protein structure, bioinformatics and computational biology applications, analysis of “omics” data. Author of more than 100 full articles in international journals and 5 patents and copyright. Teaching activity for italian universities, and other specialistic schools organized by research institutions, was in the field of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Protein structure, Proteomics, Bioinformatics. Member of the International Society of Computational Biology and of the BITS Bioinformatics Italian Society. Since April 2010, he is member of the BITS Steering Committee. Since September 2012, he is Secretary of BITS. Editors of special issues, proceedings of meetings, and member of Editorial boards of scientific journals, referee for many journals in biochemical area. Referees for Research Projects for national and international evaluations.


Italian National Research Council

C. Gowda (Biography
C. Gowda

Dr. Gowda is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey. He obtained PhD in Chemistry from the University of Mysore, India. He was an awardee of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, Germany; a Research Associate Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC; an Instructor at NYU School of Medicine, New York; a Lecturer of Chemistry at the University of Mysore. His research for the past 35 years has been on glycobiology, malaria immunity and pathogenesis, and placental malaria. Dr. Gowda has published 130 research papers. He has been an editorial member of Journal of Biological Chemistry and of Infection and Immunity.


Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

N. Karamanos (Biography
N. Karamanos

Nikos K. Karamanos is a Professor of Biochemistry in the University of Patras. He is a member of the editorial boards / advisory editorial board and academic editor of several internationals peer-review journals. He is the editor of the International book edition: Extracellular Matrix: Pathobiology & Signaling, Walter DeGruyter, Berlin/Boston. He is co-author of more than 270 publications in peer-review international journals. Dr. Karamanos has extensive experience in the fields of Biochemistry, Biochemical Analysis & Matrix Pathobiology. His interests involve matrix pathobiology, cell signaling, molecular targeting, preclinical evaluation of drugs at cell level and cytotoxicity. More focus is given to proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, metalloproteinases and especially to their implication in tissue organization, pathogenesis and progression of various disorders, such as cancer and atherosclerosis. Dr. Karamanos has long-lasting expertise in the development of very sensitive bioanalytical methods and their application to identify macromolecular structure-activity relationship in physiological and pathological conditions as well as in pharmacokinetic studies.


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 (Biography
S. Pennington

Biography: Steve is currently Professor of Proteomics at University College Dublin, Ireland (since 2003). He is a chemist and biochemist by training (BSc Imperial College London and PhD University of Cambridge). Steve has given over 150 invited presentations at international events, published over 75 scientific papers as well as edited and contributed to several books. He is on the editorial board of several journals including in a more senior capacity for 'Proteomics' and 'Journal of Proteomics’ and regularly reviews manuscripts and grants for a number of international organisations. Steve is the lead organizer of 16th HUPO World Congress which willl be held in Dublin in September 2017.


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

D.S. Tan (Biography
D.S. Tan

Derek S. Tan received his BS in Chemistry from Stanford in 1995, with Prof. Dale G. Drueckhammer, and his PhD in Chemistry from Harvard in 2000, with Prof. Stuart L. Schreiber. After postdoctoral training with Prof. Samuel J. Danishefsky at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he began his independent career at MSK in 2002. He is currently a tenured Member and Chairman of the Chemical Biology Program at MSK, a Tri-Institutional Professor at Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medicine, and Director of the Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology. His research focuses on diversity-oriented synthesis and rational drug design.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

R.C. Wade
EML Research gGmbH


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