Editorial Board ::: Current Medicinal Chemistry

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ISSN: 0929-8673 (Print)


Volume 23, 42 Issues, 2016


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Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS
Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
UK


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Editor-in-Chief:

Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS (Biography
Atta-ur-Rahman

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry (Cambridge University 1968), has 1056 international publications including 210. He won the UNESCO Science Prize and was elected Fellow of Royal Society (London). He was conferred honorary doctorate degrees by many universities including Cambridge University. He was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, and the Austrian government honoured him with its high civil award (“Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande") (2007) .He is Foreign Fellow (“Academician”) of Chinese and Korean Academies of Sciences. The University of Technology Mara, Malaysia UiTM, has established “Atta-ur-Rahman Institute of Natural Product Discovery” in his honour. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was the Federal Minister of Science and Technology of Pakistan. He is Chairman UN Committee on Science Technology and Innovation for UNESCAP region covering 62 countries.

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Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
UK



Honorary Senior Advisor(s):

Jean-Marie Lehn
Laboratoire de Chimie
Supramoléculaire ISIS
Université de Strasbourg
Strasbourg
France

Ferid Murad
University Professor Director
Institute of Molecular and Cellular Signaling
Washington, DC
USA


Co-Editor(s):

David Fairlie
University of Queensland
Brisbane
Australia

William J. Hoekstra (Biography
William J. Hoekstra

William J. Hoekstra, Ph.D. serves as Vice President of Medicinal Chemistry at Viamet Pharmaceuticals Inc., Durham, NC, USA. He is the inventor of the Phase 2B antifungal oteseconazole and the Phase 2 anticancer agent seviteronel. Prior to working with Viamet, Dr. Hoekstra held the position of Associate Director in Discovery Medicinal Chemistry at GlaxoSmithKline where he coordinated the introduction of a group of nuclear receptor modulator programs into the portfolio. From 1991 to 2000, he directed the discovery and lead optimization of NCEs such as the Phase 2B antithrombotic elarofiban in Johnson & Johnson’s Department of Drug Discovery. He has co-authored over 100 publications, holds 40 U.S. patents, and has presented several invited lectures.

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Viamet Pharmaceuticals
Morrisville, NC
USA

Bernard Pirotte
Universite de Liege
Liege
Belgium


Associate Editor(s):

Wolf-Rainer Abraham (Biography
Wolf-Rainer Abraham

Dr. Wolf-Rainer Abraham is the head of Chemical Microbiology at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany. He holds a Ph. D. in chemistry and has 40 years of experience in the discovery of bioactive natural products from microorganisms and plants. His focus is currently on multi-species biofilms and immune cells where he studies the impact of bioactive compounds on carbon flux in the cell using 13C-labeled compounds over time by isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS). He published his results in more than 230 peer-reviewed articles and 12 patents.

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Helmholtz Center for Infection Research
Braunschweig
Germany

Francis Johnson
State University of New York
New York, NY
USA

Pier Giovanni Baraldi (Biography
Pier Giovanni Baraldi

Pier Giovanni Baraldi became a Full Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in 1987 at Bologna University and in 1992, he had moved to Ferrara University where he is now a Full Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. He has published more than 400 scientific papers including about 50 patents. He has participated in more than 90 Medicinal Chemistry meetings as a plenary speaker. His research interests have been focused on the design and synthesis of minor groove alkylating agents, combretastatin analogs, ligands for Adenosine Receptors, Cannabinoid Receptors, and Transient Receptor Potential channel modulators. He has several scientific collaborations with national and international pharmaceutical companies.

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Universita' di Ferrara
Ferrara
Italy

Alan P. Kozikowski
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
USA

Susanna Fürst
Semmelweis University of Med
Budapest
Hungary


Regional Editor(s):

Region: Australia
Chen Chen (Biography
Chen Chen

After receiving training as a Medical Doctor at the Shanghai Medical School (Fudan University), Professor Chen completed PhD in Neuroendocrinology at the University of Bordeaux, France. He worked in Glaxo Inc., U.S.A. and then the Prince Henry’s Institute, Melbourne, Australia. He is the head of Endocrinology and Metabolism laboratory at the University of Queensland since 2008. His work focused on the metabolic and endocrine disorders and published over 180 articles/chapters in international scientific journals. His laboratory has established pituitary hormone analysis in mouse, which advances neuroendocrinology research. He has also worked extensively on diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic disorders.

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University of Queensland
Victoria
Australia
Region: Europe
Joaquín Campos (Biography
Joaquín Campos

Joaquín Campos Rosa received B. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Granada. He is now a full Professor of Medicinal and Organic Chemistry at the Pharmaceutical and Organic Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Granada, Spain. He has authored 125 publications in international journals. He has written about twenty books or book chapters. He serves as an official reviewer for more than 20 international journals and other different national and international research agencies. He has supervised 13 Doctoral Thesis. He has received regional and national funds to support his work in the fields of organic and medicinal chemistry.

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University of Granada
Granada
Spain
Region: Southeast Asia
Lin Sun
The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University
Changsha
China
Region: USA
George Perry
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
USA

Section Editor(s):

(Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening)
Paula Andrade
Universidade do Porto
Porto
Portugal

(Drug Design and Discovery)
Walter Filgueira de Azevedo Jr
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande
Porto Alegre
Brazil

(Experimental Medicine and Pharmacology)
Salvatore Cuzzocrea (Biography
Salvatore Cuzzocrea

Salvatore Cuzzocrea is full Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Messina. He completed his graduation in Pharmacy and Medicine and became an Honorary Professor of Pharmacology in the University of Manchester (UK). Prof. Cuzzocrea has received a doctorate (PhD) in “Experimental Medicine” School of Medicine University of Messina.

He has authored of more than 600 publications including articles in peer reviewed international journals and scientific books. He has served as an Editor and referee for several international journals. He encompasses research activities with specific competences at international levels in the field of autoimmunity, inflammation and neurodegenerative disorders as well as drug development.

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University of Messina
Messina
Italy

(Inflammation)
Oreste Gualillo (Biography
Oreste Gualillo

Dr. Oreste Gualillo is Ph.D in Pharmacology. Since 2001, he is a SERGAS Researcher and the Head of the NEIRID (Neuroendocrine Interactions in Rheumatology and Inflammatory Diseases) group of IDIS (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Santiago) at Santiago University Clinical Hospital . Dr. Gualillo’s primary research was focussed on cartilage pathophysiology and pharmacology. He contributed in defining the molecular signals triggered by adipokines in rheumatic diseases and in the inflammatory response. Dr. Gualillo’s track record of professional achievement is supported by more than 150 primary peer-reviewed publications. He has served as an editorial board member for several scientific journals and committes.

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Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago
La Coruña
Spain

(Bioactive Natural Products)
Robert Kiss (Biography
Robert Kiss

Robert Kiss is the Director of Research with the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FRS-FNRS, Belgium) at the Laboratoire de Cancérologie et de Toxicologie Expérimentale, Faculté de Pharmacie – Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Brussels, Belgium). He obtained a Ph.D. in tumor cell biology at ULB in 1987. R. Kiss obtained his diploma of Professor of University in 1996 (ULB). He has supervised various research teams and the mechanisms of action of numerous novel anticancer drugs, with a particular attention to natural products. He has authored or co-authored more than 530 peer-reviewed articles. His profile is available on Research Gate.

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Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Brussels
Belgium

(Anti-Cancer Agents)
Wei Li (Biography
Wei Li

Dr. Li obtained his PhD in chemistry from Columbia University, and currently he is a Professor and the Faculty Director of Shared Instrument Faculty in College of Pharmacy, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He has close to 20 years of experience in small molecule drug discovery for cancer and inflammation. Dr. Li has published more than 120 papers, is an inventor of four issued US patents, and is a frequent grant reviewer for NIH and other government agencies.

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
USA

(Drug Delivery)
Ling Peng (Biography
Ling Peng

Dr. Ling Peng is a Research Director at the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) and a group leader at the Interdisciplinary Center on Nanoscience in Marseille (CINaM). She is working actively in developing multifunctional dendrimers as intelligent nanomaterials for drug and gene delivery, molecular probes for exploring biological events and drug discovery. Dr. Ling Peng has co-authored more than 100 scientific papers, 5 patents and 15 book chapters.

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Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM)
Marseille
France

(Drug Design & Discovery)
Silvia Schenone
University of Genoa
Genoa
Italy

(Immunology, Endocrine and Metabolic Agents)
Vasso Apostolopoulos
Victoria University
Melbourne
Australia

(HIV Agents)
Philippe Cotelle
Université de Lille
Lille
France

(Biomarkers)
Patrizia Ferroni (Biography
Patrizia Ferroni

Dr. Ferroni obtained a Doctorate degree in Medicine and the Oncology Residency from the Sapienza University of Rome. She also holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine from the same University. Currently, Dr. Ferroni is a Professor of Physiology and senior researcher at the San Raffaele Roma Open University, Italy. Her major scientific interest is in translational research and biospecimen sciences, with a particular focus on human cancer and the use and construction of innovative informatics platforms to improve health care organization and efficiency. Dr. Ferroni has authored more than 200 scientific publications.

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San Raffaele Rome University
Rome
Italy

(Anti-Infective Agents)
Rolf Hartmann
Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS)
Saarbrücken
Germany

(Neurodegenerative Disorders)
Lakshmi P. Kotra (Biography
Lakshmi P. Kotra

Dr. Kotra is an academic entrepreneur with expertise in drug discovery and development. He is a senior scientist at University Health Network, and an Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at University of Toronto. Dr. Kotra received his Ph.D. in pharmacy from the University of Georgia and postdoctoral training at Wayne State University. Dr. Kotra authored/co-authored 117 original research manuscripts, review articles and book chapters and several patents. Dr. Kotra has contributed to a number of drug discovery and drug delivery projects including anti-HIV drugs, antibacterials, insulin, interferon mimetics, protein-drug conjugates (cancer), antimalarials, drugs targeting multiple sclerosis and thrombocytopenia.

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University of Toronto and University Health Network
Toronto
Canada

(Analytical Methods)
Mehran Moghaddam (Biography
Mehran Moghaddam

Dr. Mehran F. Moghaddam obtained his PhD in medicinal chemistry at the Oregon State University-School of Pharmacy and investigated novel lipid metabolism at the University of California-Davis as a postdoctoral researcher. He also completed executive MBA at the University of Southern California. He started his industrial career by joining DuPont in 1995. Subsequently, he worked in Pfizer and Celgene. He is currently the head of Discovery Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) at Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical company with marketed blockbuster drugs in oncology and anti-inflammatory spaces.

Dr. Moghaddam is a co-inventor more than 5 patents. He has authored/co-authored more than 50 manuscripts on a variety of subject matters. He is on the editorial board of Drug Metabolism Letters and DARU. Additionally, he is a Section Editor of Current Medicinal Chemistry .

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Celgene Corporation
San Diego, CA
USA

(Chemical Biology)
Raffaele Saladino
Università della Tuscia
Viterbo
Italy

(Cardiovascular & hematological agents)
Gerasimos Siasos
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
USA


Book Review Editor(s):

George Perry
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
USA


Editorial Board Members:

James David Adams (Biography
James David Adams

James Adams received his PhD in Pharmacology from the University of California San Francisco. He has been a Professor at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy for 28 years, where he teaches Pharmacy, Medical and Graduate Students. He has over 250 publications in journals and books. His current area of interest is California medicinal plants. Dr. Adams was trained in Chumash Indian Healing for 14 years by a recognized Chumash Healer. Since 2012, he has become a Healer to the Chumash people of the San Fernando Valley. He has written a book and several articles on Chumash Healing. He continues to teach Chumash Healing to healthcare students and the public.

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University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
USA

Giorgio Ascoli (Biography
Giorgio Ascoli

Giorgio Ascoli is a University Professor at the George Mason University (Virginia, USA) and founding director of the Center for Neural Informatics. Dr. Ascoli received a Ph.D in Chemistry from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy, studying proteins involved in learning and neurodegeneration. He won the European Phillips Young Investigator Award in 1989 for synthesizing a new organic molecule and moved to NIH in 1994. Ascoli is internationally recognized in computational neuroanatomy and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuroinformatics. He created and curates NeuroMorpho.Org (collection of digitally reconstructed neurons), and Hippocampome.Org (knowledge based on hippocampal neuron types). His book “Trees of the Brain, Roots of the Mind” has been published by MIT Press in 2015.

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George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
USA

Janina Baranowska-Kortylewicz
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
USA

Doris M. Benbrook
University of Oklahoma HSC
Oklahoma, OK
USA

David B. Berkowitz
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
USA

Mark G. Bock
Merck Research Laboratories
Westpoint, Pennsylvania
USA

Gunther Bonn
University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck
Austria

Catherine Brenner
INSERM UMR-S 769
LabEx LERMIT
Châtenay-Malabry
France

Terrence R. Burke (Biography
Terrence R. Burke

Terrence Burke received his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Washington (Seattle) and has spent most of his professional career within the Intramural Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is currently a Senior Investigator at the Chemical Biology Laboratory (National Cancer Institute). He has published more than 300 scientific publications and is a co-inventor of 20 issued U.S. patents.

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National Institute of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
USA

Sebastiano Cavallaro
Italian National Research Council
Catania
Italy

Agata G. Copani
University of Catania
Catania
Italy

Maria Paola Costi
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Modena
Italy

Eugene A. Davidson
Georgetown University
Washington DC
USA

Vadim V. Demidov
Global Prior Art, Inc.
Boston, MA
USA

Stefan Eichmuller (Biography
Stefan Eichmuller

Dr. Eichmüller holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the Free University of Berlin. After his Habilitation (venia legendi) at the Medical Faculty Mannheim he became adjunct professor at the University of Heidelberg, teaching tumor immunology. Dr. Eichmüller is the head of the GMP & T Cell Therapy Unit at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. He has more than 20 years of experience in research on tumor immunology and, more recently, miRNA. He has published more than 80 papers in high ranking journals. Moreover, Dr. Eichmüller is the head of a GMP facility at DKFZ and serves as a Qualified Professional for the production of autologous, tumor-specific T cells for the treatment of cancer patients.

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German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Heidelberg
Germany

Vito Ferro
The University of Queensland
Queensland
Australia

Markus Galanski (Biography
Markus Galanski

Prof. Dr. Galanski received a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He holds the position of Associate Professor at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the University of Vienna, Austria. Dr. Galanski has (co)authored more than 150 publications in the field of bioinorganic chemistry with focus on the development of platinum-based anticancer drugs.

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University of Vienna
Vienna
Austria

Luca Gentilucci
University of Bologna
Bologna
Italy

Cesare Gridelli (Biography
Cesare Gridelli

Cesare Gridelli, MD, is currently Chief of Division of Medical Oncology and Director of Department of Hematology-Oncology at the “S.G. Moscati” Hospital, Avellino (Italy). His areas of expertise are lung cancer and cancer in the elderly. He is deeply involved in the clinical development of new anticancer targeted therapies and immunotherapy. He is the President of the Italian Association of Thoracic Oncology (AIOT). He is the author or co-author of more than 750 papers, of which more than 370 extended papers published in international indexed journals, and as several book chapters. His papers have about 16.378 citations on international indexed journals. Dr. Gridelli has an h-index of 62. On November 2013 the American agency Expertscape (Palo Alto, California) appointed Dr. Gridelli as the top most world experts on lung cancer.

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S. G. Moscati Hospital
Avellino
Italy

Sushovan Guha
The UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
USA

Xiaojiang Hao
Kunming Institute of Botany
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Kunming
P. R. China

Stefan Heckl
University of Tübingen
Tübingen,
Germany

Werner Hoffmann (Biography
Werner Hoffmann

Prof. Hoffmann was born in Salzburg (Austria) and received his academic degrees from the University of Innsbruck (major: chemistry; doctoral thesis at the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences). He was postdoctoral fellow at ZymoGenetics Inc. (Seattle, WA) and later on junior group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry (Martinsried, Germany). In 1993, he accepted a call as Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Head of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicinal Chemistry at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (Medical Faculty). Prof. Hoffmann has authored more than 100 publications. His current scientific interests focus on protection, regeneration and repair mechanisms of mucous epithelia and their glands with special emphasis on the role of TFF peptides. Further topics are TFF peptides in the immune and central nervous systems.

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Otto-von-Guericke-University
Magdeburg
Germany

Kurt Hostettmann
University Lausanne
Lausanne
Switzerland

Bay Boon Huat
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Kenji Izuhara
Saga Medical School
Saga
Japan

Wolfgang Ernst Bernhard Jelkmann (Biography
Wolfgang Ernst Bernhard Jelkmann

Dr. Jelkmann is the Director of the Institute of Physiology at the University of Luebeck (http://www.physio.uni-luebeck.de/). He received his medical degree in Hannover, Germany. After fellowships in Regensburg, New Orleans (Tulane) and Luebeck, he became a Professor of Physiology in Bonn before he moved to Luebeck in 1995. His research has focused on erythropoietin and other hematopoietic growth factors. He has authored more than150 original publications more than 130 review articles/book chapters and has edited 5 books.

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University of Lubeck
Lubeck
Germany

Huba Kalász (Biography
Huba Kalász

Dr. Kalász is a Senior Scientific Adviser in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. Previously, he worked at Yale University and was a Visiting Professor in University of Cincinnati and United Arab Emirates University.

He earned his PhD at the Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen, Hungary; he was awarded the title of doctor of chemical sciences by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and obtained his medical habilitation in pharmacology at Semmelweis University.

He has authored over 250 papers. His activity covers analytical and preparative scale separations, distribution of drugs in the body and development of novel instrumentation.

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Semmelweis University
Budapest
Hungary

Jagat R. Kanwar
Deakin University
Melbourne
Australia

Michael Kassiou
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Camperdown
Australia

Fabian Kiessling
German Cancer Research Center
Germany

Felix Kratz (Biography
Felix Kratz

Dr. Kratz is a medicinal chemist with more than 25 years of pertinent experience in the preclinical development of anticancer prodrugs and protein conjugation chemistry. He has successfully transferred aldoxorubicin, CytRx clinical lead compound, from bench to bedside that is based on an innovative drug delivery platform exploiting circulating albumin as an endogenous drug carrier. He serves as an Editorial Board member for Bioconjugate Chemistry, Current Medicinal Chemistry, Current Bioactive Compounds, and Pharmacology & Pharmacy and has authored approximately 265 scientific publications, book articles and proceedings, and 20 patents/patents applications.

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CytRx Corporation
Freiburg
Germany

Pankiewicz W. Krysztof
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
USA

Edmond J. LaVoie
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
New Jersey
USA

Antonio Lavecchia (Biography
Antonio Lavecchia

Antonio Lavecchia is a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and the Head of Drug Discovery Laboratory at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Napoli Federico II. He received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1999 from the University of Catania, Italy. During his doctoral studies, he conducted research in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota (USA). His research has combined computational chemistry with drug discovery, focusing on cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS diseases. Notably, Prof. Lavecchia is author of more than 120 scientific articles, 3 PCT patents, and 1 book chapter. In 2006 he was awarded the Farmindustria Prize for Pharmaceutical Research.

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University of Napoli "Federico II"
Napoli
Italy

Feng-Huei Lin
National Taiwan University
Taipei
Taiwan

Peng Liu
Lanzhou University
Lanzhou
China

Franco Lori
ViroStatics
Sassari
Italy

Marcos Malumbres
Spanish National Cancer Research Center
Madrid
Spain

Alberto M. Martelli
University of Bologna
Bologna
Italy

Ross McGeary (Biography
Ross McGeary

Dr McGeary is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, and an Affiliate Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at The University of Queensland, Australia. Dr McGeary has authored over 75 publications, as well as 3 book chapters and 11 patents. His research interests encompass the development of new synthetic methodologies, and the design and synthesis of potent inhibitors of metalloenzymes.

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The University of Queensland
Brisbane
Australia

Hiroyuki Miyachi
University of Tokyo
Tokyo
Japan

Stefano Moro
University of Padova
Padova
Italy

John J. Nestor
TheraPei Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
San Diego, California
USA

Douglas Noonan
University of the Studies of the insubria
Varese
Italy

Kenji Okajima
Nagoya City University
Nagoya
Japan

Paola Perego
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori
Milan
Italy

John M. Pezzuto
Long Island University
Brooklyn, NY
USA

Waldemar Priebe
The University of Texas
Houston, TX
USA

Carmelo Puglia
University of Catania
Catania
Italy

Giulio Rastelli
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Modena
Italy

Tadeusz Robak (Biography
Tadeusz Robak

Tadeusz Robak, MD, PhD, is Professor of Hematology at the Medical University of Lodz , and Head of the Department of Hematology at Copernicus Memorial Hospital in Lodz, Poland. He is Chair of the chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) subgroup of the Polish Adult Leukemia Study Group and President of the Polish Society of Hematology. His special interests are in CLL and lymphoma, with particular emphasis on the use of purine analogues and targeted drugs. Professor Robak has been selected by the World Scientists Forum of the International Research Promotion Council for the “Eminent Scientist of the Year 2010” award in haematology-oncology.

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Medical University of Lodz
Cio kowskiego
Poland

Agapios Sachinidis
Institute of Neurophysiology
Cologne
Germany

Moshe Schaffer
Bar Ilan Medicine School
Poria
Israel

Patrick M. Sexton (Biography
Patrick M. Sexton

Professor Sexton is the Head of the Drug Discovery Biology Theme at Monash University. He is an internationally recognised leader of the study of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), biased agonism, on allosteric interactions between GPCRs and other proteins, and GPCRs small molecule ligands. He has particular expertise in the study of GPCR structure-function, biased agonism and the structure-function of Class B GPCRs. He is a current Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher. He has authored over 250 publications: including 175 original researches, over 50 reviews and 2 patents. Prof. Sexton is an adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Fudan University.

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The University of Melbourne
Victoria
Australia

Rafael Simó
Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron (VHIR)
Barcelona
Spain

Caroline J. Springer
Inst. of Cancer Research
Surrey
UK

Juan Carlos Stockert (Biography
Juan Carlos Stockert

Dr. Stockert has received a Physician degree and MD degrees (Buenos Aires, UBA, and Autonomous University of Madrid). He was awarded with doctorates Honoris causa (University of Río Cuarto and UBA), and research fellowships from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.

Dr. Stockert belongs to the Editorial Board of Acta Histochemica, Biotechnic and Histochemistry, Current Medicinal Chemistry, and Internacional Journal of Biomedical Science. His principal research lines are fluorescence histochemistry, organelle labeling, and photodynamic therapy. He has published 323 papers on the above fields, and supervised 12 doctoral thesis.

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University of Madrid
Madrid
Spain

Igor V. Tetko (Biography
Igor V. Tetko

Dr. Igor V. Tetko obtained his MSc degree (with honor) from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (USSR), received his PhD from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and Habilitation in Chemoinformatics from the University of Strasbourg. He is group leader of Chemoinformatics at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany where he coordinates Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Big Data in Chemistry”. Dr. Tetko is also the CEO of BIGCHEM GmbH, which develops and licenses software technologies for big data analysis in chemistry and life sciences. Dr. Tetko is on the list of The Most Cited Researchers in Computer Sci. & Eng.

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Institute of Bioinformatics
Neuherberg
Germany

John Varghese
Drug Discovery Laboratory
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
USA

De-Yun Wang
The National University of Singapore
Singapore

John S. Williamson
University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS
USA

Yung H. Wong
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

Yongmin Zhang
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Paris
France

Wen Zhang
Second Military Medical University
Shanghai
China

Sabbir Ahmed
University of the West of Scotland
Renfrewshire
Scotland

Jonathan B. Baell (Biography
Jonathan B. Baell

Dr Baell is a research-only Professor in Medicinal Chemistry at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. He is also a Director of the Australian Translational Medicinal Chemistry Facility. He is an Australian National Award-winning medicinal chemist with a battery of medicinal discoveries with 40 granted patents and more than 100 publications inclusive of Nature, Nature Chemical Biology and frequently in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. His research interests include high throughput screening library design, hit-to-lead medicinal chemistry, infectious and neglected diseases, epigenetic modifiers, and peptidomimetic design and synthesis. He was the principal architect for Australia’s 370,000 small molecule HTS library. As of 2016, his 2010 PAINS publication in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry has already been cited more than 500 times. Dr Baell is also the co-Senior Editor of Future Medicinal Chemistry and Editorial Advisory Board member for Biology as well as Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and Review Editor for Frontiers in Chemical Biology. He is a founding Director of the International Chemical Biology Society, and currently he is the Secretary. He is a Scientific Advisory Board member for TopoGEN Inc. (Colorado) and Regen Biopharma Inc. (San Diego).

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Monash University
Parkville, Victoria
Australia

Daniela Barlocco (Biography
Daniela Barlocco

Daniela Barlocco earned her degree in Pharmacy (1969) and in Chemistry (1977) from the University of Pavia (Italy). She became Researcher at the University of Milan, faculty of Pharmacy, in 1980 and Associate Professor at the University of Modena in 1992. She got the title of full Professor at the University of Milan in 2000.

Her main research interests are the designing of small molecules as enzyme inhibitors and the comprehension of the protein-protein interactions.

She has published about 150 scientific papers and several patents. She is on the Advisory Board of several journals.

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Istituto di Chimica Farmaceutica e Tossicologica
Milano
Italy

Giovanni Luca Beretta (Biography
Giovanni Luca Beretta

Dr. Beretta is an Assistant Researcher at the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan. Dr. Beretta obtained a degree in Biology at the University of Milan, a Ph.D in Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry, and a Master in Oncology Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Among the fields of interest of Dr. Beretta are the molecular and biochemical pharmacology of antitumor agents and the strategies to overcome drug resistance. Dr. Beretta has experience in preclinical and translational studies and has participated in the development of novel antitumor drugs and of nanovectors for nucleic acids delivery. Dr. Beretta has authored 71 papers and book chapters.

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Fondazione IRCCS Istituto
Nazionale Tumori AMADEOLAB
Milan
Italy

Gildas Bertho
Paris Descartes University
Paris
France

Nicholas Bodor (Biography
Nicholas Bodor

A Graduate Research Professor Emeritus (active) at the University of Florida, Dr. Bodor has published more than 520 research articles and holds over 250 patents. The soft steroid Loteprednol Etabonate, designed by Dr. Bodor based on his retrometabolic concepts, is on the worldwide market. He is elected fellow of AAPS, APhA, AAAS and AACP, other honors include election to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; the Volwiler Award and the AAPS Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award. He is a member of the American Chemical Society’s Hall of Fame, and founded Bodor Laboratories in 2006 in order to further develop his drug design strategies.

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University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
USA

Guglielmo Borgia
University of Naples
Naples
Italy

Jean Brunel (Biography
Jean Brunel

Jean Michel Brunel was graduated from the School of Chemistry of Marseille (France) in 1991. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1994 from Université Aix Marseille in the field of asymmetric organophosphorus chemistry. In 1994, he joined the group of Pr. H. B. Kagan (Université Paris Sud) as a postdoctoral fellow working on the enantioselective catalytic oxidation of sulfides. In 1997, he joined the CNRS as Chargé de Recherche and is now working at the Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Marseille. His research program is focused on the development of novel classes of antimicrobial and anticancer agents.

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Aix-Marseille University
Marseille
France

Anna Capasso
University of Salerno
Salerno
Italy

Fener Chen
Department of Chemistry, Fudan University
Shanghai city
China

Thibaud Coradin
LCMCP
Paris
France

David J. Craik
University of Queensland
St. Lucia
Australia

Giovanni Davì
University School of Medicine
Chieti
Italy

Annette M. Doherty
Pfizer Global Research & Development
Kent
UK

Ramon Eritja (Biography
Ramon Eritja

Dr. Eritja is a Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) leading the Nucleic Acids Chemistry Research Group at the Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC). He has more than 30 years of experience in research on DNA and RNA synthesis. Previously, he was group leader at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine of Barcelona and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) at Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Eritja holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, specializing in peptide chemistry. Dr. Eritja is coauthor of more than 300 papers, 15 patents and several book chapters.

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Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain

Paul Fowler
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
UK

Roberto Gambari
University of Ferrara
Ferrara
Italy

Ana Martinez Gil
Instituto de Quimica Medica-CSIC
Madrid
Spain

Marco Guazzi
University of Milan
Milan
Italy

Andrea Guiotto
University of Padova
Padova
Italy

Isabel Haro (Biography
Isabel Haro

Isabel Haro is a Research Scientist of CSIC working at the Institute of Advanced Chemistry in Catalonia. She obtained her Chemistry Degree from the University of Barcelona in 1982 and completed her Masters in Science at the Department of Biochemistry from the same University. In 1985 she moved to the Peptides’ Laboratory of CSIC and completed her PhD in 1988. After a post-doctoral training of two years spent between the CSIC in Barcelona and the Royal Free Hospital in London, she gained a permanent position in the CSIC, in 1990. Since then, she has been working on the use of synthetic peptides in the field of Biomedicine and has published more than 170 articles, 8 reviews, 30 chapters of books and 8 patents. However, she has been the Principal Researcher of 15 research projects and 3 contracts with the industry and has also supervised 12 doctoral theses.

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IIQAB
Barcelona
Spain

Piet Herdewijn (Biography
Piet Herdewijn

Piet Herdewijn (18.09.1954) is a professor in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Leuven, Belgium and Director of Medicinal Chemistry in the Rega Institute, an interfaculty department of the same University. He owns a Ph.D. thesis on a study of b-lactam antibiotics and a Habilitation on the study of anti-HIV nucleosides.

He published over 650 papers in the field of bioorganic, structural and medicinal chemistry, most of them focused on nucleoside and oligonucleotide chemistry and their applications. He gave more than 220 invited lectures at universities, industries and conferences.

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Rega Institute for Medical Research
Leuven
Belgium

Paul Hofman
Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Pathology
Nice
France

Yongzhou Hu
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou
China

Robert Hudkins
Cephalon, Inc.
West Chester, PA
USA

Ann L. Jackman
Institute of Cancer Research
Sutton
UK

Robert M. Jones
Arena Pharmaceuticals
San Diego, California
USA

Hideaki Kaneto
Osaka University
Osaka
Japan

Nikos Karamanos
University of Patras
Patras
Greece

Saeed R. Khan
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Baltimore, MD
USA

Danijel Kikelj
University of Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Slovenia

Vladimir Kren
Institute of Microbiology
Prague
Czech Republic

Roland Krämer
Universität Heidelberg
Heidelberg
Germany

Patrick Y. Lam
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co
Princeton, New Jersey
USA

Frederic R. Leroux (Biography
Frederic R. Leroux

Frederic Leroux obtained a PhD in chemistry at the University of Konstanz (Germany), under the supervision of Prof. H. Fischer. In 1998, he moved to a postdoctoral position with Prof. M. Schlosser at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and accepted a position of Assistant Professor in the same year. In 2001, he then moved to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He started his independent research career in 2003 as CNRS Research Associate at the University of Strasbourg (France). He obtained his habilitation in 2005, and promoted to CNRS Research Director in 2009. His research is published in more than 95 peer-reviewed publications, 17 patents, 6 book chapters and presented by invitation more than 80 (inter)national conferences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

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University of Strasbourg
Strasbourg
France

Eng-Ang Ling (Biography
Eng-Ang Ling

Dr Ling is a Professor at the Department of Anatomy, National University of Singapore. He has more than 40 years of teaching experience in Human Anatomy, and was the head of the department from 1998-2008. His pioneering research was on the microglia. He first characterized the ultrastructure of microglia and demonstrated experimentally that microglia originate from the blood monocytes. His recent work focuses mainly on the roles of activated microglia in neuroinflammation. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge and was awarded Doctor of Science by the National University of Singapore. He was conferred an Emeritus Professorship in 2013.

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National University of Singapore
Singapore

Xinyong Liu (Biography
Xinyong Liu

Prof. Dr. Xinyong Liu received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong Medical University, in 1984 and 1991, respectively. From 1997 to 1999, he worked at Instituto de Quimica Medica (CSIC) in Spain as a senior visiting scholar. He obtained his Ph.D. from Shandong University in 2004. Presently, he is the director of Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, Dean of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University. He is currently serving as Editor of the “Journal of Chemistry” and on the editorial board of more than 20 academic journals. In his medicinal chemistry research of antiviral and cardiovascular drugs, he has published more than 300 paper and 6 monographs and granted 34 patents presently.

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Shandong University
Shandong
China

María L. López-Rodríguez
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid
Spain

Mauro Maniscalco (Biography
Mauro Maniscalco

Mauro Maniscalco is the Director of the research laboratory on “Inflammation of Airways” at the Research Institute Fondazione S. Maugeri of Telese and Consultant of Respiratory Medicine at the Hospital of Casoria (Italy). He completed his PhD from the department of Pharmacology at Karolinska Institute of Stockholm carrying out research on exhaled Nitric Oxide. Currently, he is carrying out research on the characterization of biomolecular markers in EBC of patients with respiratory disorders. During his career he has authored more than 80 peer reviewed scientific papers and has served as reviewer for more than 50 peer reviewed medical journals.

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Hospital S. Maria della Pietà
Naples
Italy

Bruce E. Maryanoff
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA
USA

Thierry Meinnel
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Cedex
France

Yoshiyuki Mizushina
Kobe-Gakuin University
Hyogo
Japan

Andrea Mozzarelli (Biography
Andrea Mozzarelli

Dr. Mozzarelli is a Full Professor in Biochemistry, University of Parma, Parma and the Vice Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Food Safety, Innovation and Technology (SITEIA.PARMA), Parma Technopole. He is serving as a Coordinator of the Protein Group of the Italian Biochemical Society. He has served more than forty years in the field of Protein Sciences. His investigations are aimed at understanding of the structure-dynamics-function-regulation relationships for heme-containing proteins and coenzyme-containing enzymes, strategies for protein encapsulation, complementary experimental and computational approaches for drug discovery, development of haemoglobin-based blood substitutes, and application of proteomics to food characterization. He has authored more than 180 papers and three patents, with an H-index of 37.

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University of Parma
Parma
Italy

Amy Hauck Newman
National Institutes of Health
Baltimore, Maryland
USA

Joe O'Connell
NUIC
Cork
Ireland

D.W. Oliver (Biography
D.W. Oliver

Dr Oliver is the Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom, South Africa and holds doctoral degrees in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and in Pharmacology in the fields of CNS drug discovery and in vivo cerebral perfusion pharmacology respectively. He has more than 30 years of experience in research, training, regulatory sciences and management in the field of medicines. Dr Oliver has served as the Director of Drug Research and Development and Dean of Pharmacy at North-West University. Dr Oliver has trained more than 40 doctoral and master degree students and has authored more than 100 publications, several patents and more than 200 presentations in 25 countries. He further specialised as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient manufacturing auditor.

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Potchefstroom University
Potchefstroom
South Africa

Ruy Perez-Montfort
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Mexico

Jens Pietzsch (Biography
Jens Pietzsch

Prof. Jens Pietzsch (Ph.D., M.D.) is the Head of the Department of Radiopharmaceutical and Chemical Biology at the Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany. He is also a Professor of Pathological Biochemistry at the School of Science, Technische Universität Dresden. He has more than 20 years of experience in research, now focusing on preclinical molecular imaging of cancer and cancer-associated inflammation. His main topic of interest is targeted radionuclide-based theranostics of malignant melanoma and pheochromocytoma. He has authored of more than 160 articles, reviews, and book chapters. Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry, and as Editorial Board Member of Current Medicinal Chemistry, Amino Acids, Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation, and Journal of Cellular Biotechnology.

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
Dresden
Germany

Laszlo Prokai
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX
USA

Ricardo Pèrez-Tomãs
University of Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain

Giampaolo Ricci
University of Bologna
Bologna
Italy

Giovanna Romeo
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome
Italy

Daniele Santini
University Campus Bio-Medico
Rome
Italy

Helmut Schmidhammer (Biography
Helmut Schmidhammer

Dr. Schmidhammer is a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Center for Molecular Biosciences Innsbruck (CMBI), University of Innsbruck, Austria. He has more than 35 years of experience in drug discovery and development of medications aimed to treat neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g. pain, addicition, depression, anxiety, epilepsy) and immunological diseases. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA and other research institutions worldwide. Dr. Schmidhammer has authored more than 130 original research articles, 9 book chapters and 21 patents. The scientific achievements of Dr. Schmidhammer have been recognized by many grants, several honors and awards.

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University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck
Austria

Hisashi Shinkai
Central Pharmaceutical Research Institute
Osaka
Japan

Yuntao Song
Pfizer Inc.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
USA

Holger Stark
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Frankfurt
Germany

Claudiu T. Supuran (Biography
Claudiu T. Supuran

CLAUDIU T. SUPURAN is the Professor of medicinal chemistry at the Neurofarba Department, Section of Pharmaceutical and Nutriceutical Sciences, University of Florence, Italy. He has published more than 1250 papers, his Hirsch factor is h = 110; the number of citations since 1995 > 49800. His main research interest is on enzyme inhibitors, and especially carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, of which he discovered several new classes in the last years. One of the sulfonamides discovered in his group entered Phase I clinical trials in 2014 for the treatment of advanced, metastatic solid tumors. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, Current Enzyme Inhibition, etc. For the last 25 years the main interest of his research was focused on metallo-enzymes and their modulators of activity. In 2013, he was rated as the most cited scientists in Pharmacology & Toxicology by LabTimes (LabTimes 2013, 5, 38).

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University of Florence
Firenze
Italy

Dimitris Tousoulis
Hippokration General Hospital
Athens
Greece

Sauro Vittori
University of Camerino
Camerino
Italy

Wei Wang
Hunan University of Chinese Medicine
Changsha
China

Jörg Wilting
University of Göttingen
Göttingen
Germany

Jun Xu (Biography
Jun Xu

Dr. Xu is a Professor & Founding Director of Research Center for Drug Discovery at the Sun Yat-Sen University. He has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, practicing medicinal chemistry, chemoinformatics and computer-aided drug design in the fields of discovering anti-infectious, and anti-metabolic syndrome agents. Previously, Dr. Xu served as the Director of CADD at DPI/Biofocus, Principal scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., R&D director at BIO-RAD Sadtler Division. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Science & Technology of China. He has authored more than 80 publications and 10 patents. Dr. Xu is also an adjunct Professor of University of Pittsburgh and Melboune RMIT University. With nearly 50 scientists, his labs are facilitated for herbal medicine studies, structure biology, pharmacology, and high performance computing.

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Sun Yat-Sen University
Guangzhou
China

Ao Zhang (Biography
Ao Zhang

Professor Zhang received the Ph.D. degree in 2000, and completed Postdoctoral research from Georgetown University and Harvard Medical School during 2002-2004. He was promoted to Instructor of Harvard Medical School in 2004 and received Alfred Pope Young Investigator and Adam Corneel Young Investigator awards. In 2006, he received the Hundred Talent Project award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and became the Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM). In 2011, he was awarded the Distinguished Young Investigator award from the Chinese Natural Science Foundation. He has authored or co-authored over 110 publications and 40 patents. Several drug candidates from his research group are now under clinical or preclinical studies.

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Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Shanghai
China

Khusru Asadullah
Im Bogen 10
Potsdam
Germany

Bimal K. Banik
Community Health Systems of South Texas (CHSST)
Edinburg, TX
USA

Fatima Z. Basha
ICCBS, University of Karachi
Karachi
Pakistan

Rita Berisio
Italian Research Council (CNR)
Naples
Italy

Mariangela Biava
University of Rome
Rome
Italy

Maria L. Bolognesi
University of Bologna
Bologna
Italy

John B. Bremner (Biography
John B. Bremner

Emeritus Professor John Bremner holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Australian National University, Canberra. He was a former Professor of Organic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. His research interests cover heterocyclic and medicinal chemistry, including the design and development of new anti-bacterial agents. He has more than 220 scientific publications, and served as an Editorial Board member of a number of journals.

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University of Wollongong
Wollongong
Australia

Roberta Budriesi
University of Bologna
Bologna
Italy

Guido Cavaletti (Biography
Guido Cavaletti

Guido Cavaletti graduated in Medicine at the University of Milan in 1984, and specialized in Neurology in 1989. In 1990, he obtained a clinical position at the Department of Neurology of the S. Gerardo Hospital in Monza. Since 2001, he is a Professor of Human Anatomy at the School of Medicine of the University of Milan-Bicocca, where he is the coordinator of the PhD program in Neuroscience and head of the Experimental Neurology Unit. He is a member of the Italian Society of Neurology, of the Peripheral Nerve Society, of the Italian Society for neuro-Immunology and past-president of the Italian Peripheral Nerve Association. He coordinates the activity of the European/US/Australia CI-PeriNomS group on the standardization of outcome measures in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neurotoxicity. He authored more than 230 papers in the international peer-reviewed journals.

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University of Milan "Bicocca"
Milan
Italy

Peter Chiba (Biography
Peter Chiba

Dr. Chiba is a professor, senior scientist and lecturer at the Medical University of Vienna. He is a doctorate in Medicine from the University of Vienna and conducted research at the Universities of South Florida and Nijmegen (The Netherlands) as a Fulbright scholar and post-doctoral associate.

His research focuses on the functional biology of ABC transporters and their role in drug disposition and in the etiology of human diseases. He authored more than 100 manuscripts and co-edited “Transporters as drug carriers”. Dr. Chiba recently initiated an academic program dedicated to the development of antiparasitic drugs.

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Institute of Medical Chemistry
Vienna
Austria

Luca Costantino
University of Modena
Modena
Italy

Silvio Danese
Institute of Clinician Humanitas
Milan
Italy

Vincenzo De Filippis (Biography
Vincenzo De Filippis

Dr. De Filippis is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Padua, Italy, and has received the National Academic Qualification as Full Professor in General Biochemistry. His main scientific projects entail the development of novel anticoagulants and the study of the molecular mechanisms linking inflammation, oxidative stress and sepsis to thrombotic diseases. Dr. De Filippis authored more than 80 publication in peer reviewed Journals (total IF: 300; H-index: 24) and three international patents. Dr. De Filippis is also the Vice-Chair of the Degree Course in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies, University of Padua.

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University of Padua
Padua
Italy

Thomas Efferth (Biography
Thomas Efferth

Professor Dr. Prof. h. c. mult. Thomas Efferth is chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.

He is honorary professor at the Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, and at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China. Moreover, he is visiting professor at the Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Hangzhou, China.

Thomas Efferth has published >450 papers (Hirsch-factor: 60; citation rate: >15,000. His research topics are n tumor pharmacology and pharmacogenomics with a special focus on chemical entities from natural sources .

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German Cancer Research Center
Heidelberg
Germany

Caterina Faggio
University of Messina
Messina
Italy

Matthias Gaestel
Institut of Biochemistry
Hannover
Germany

Donald R. Gehlert
Lilly Research Laboratories
Indianapolis, Indiana
USA

Gabriele Grassi (Biography
Gabriele Grassi

Prof. Grassi is Associate professor in Clinical Biochemistry in the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Trieste, Italy; in 2014 he has became full professor. Prof Grassi has 25-years of experience in molecular biology and drug release. He authored 100 papers, 11 books/book chapters and 3 patents. He has been a Visiting Fellow in N.I.H, USA and Scientist Assistant in the University of Tuebingen, Germany. At present, he teaches “Clinical Biochemistry” in the Medical degree course and “Molecular Diagnostic” in the Medical Biotechnology degree course of the University of Trieste. He has also been president of the Master degree in Medical Biotechnology, University of Trieste.

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Universita degli Studi di Trieste
Trieste
Italy

Angel Guerrero (Biography
Angel Guerrero

Dr. Guerrero received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona. He has been serving at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Barcelona and is currently the Professor of Research and leader of the Chemical Ecology Unit. He has also served as the Head of the Department of Biological Organic Chemistry at the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (CSIC), and as the Councilor of the International Society of Chemical Ecology. He has published more than 180 papers, and is the author or coauthor of 7 patents. He has been serving as a reviewer for a number of national and international funding agencies.

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IIQAB-CSIC
Barcelona
Spain

Yue-Wei Guo
Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai
China

Laszlo Gabor Harsing Jr.
Semmelweis University
Budapest
Hungary

Dominique Heymann (Biography
Dominique Heymann

After his PhD (1995), Dr Heymann successively was appointed as technician, engineer at the Nantes Hospital (FR), Associate-Professor (2001) and Professor of Histology and Embryology at the University of Nantes (2009). He heads an Inserm research laboratory studying the pathogenesis of bone sarcomas. He has authored more than 220 peer-reviewed publications. Since September 2015, He was the personal Chair of Bone Oncology at the University of Sheffield (UK) where he serves as head of a European Associated Laboratory (Sarcoma Research Unit) Inserm/Univ. Sheffield/Univ. Nantes.

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University of Nantes
Nantes
France

John F. Honek (Biography
John F. Honek

Dr. Honek is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada. He received his B.Sc. /Ph.D. degrees at the McGill University. His Ph.D. research (supervisor: Dr. Bernard Belleau), focused on the design and synthesis of sulfur-based heterocyclic analogs of the anthracycline antibiotics. Postdoctoral research (MIT; supervisor: Dr. Christopher Walsh) explored the enzyme mechanisms involved in microbial methane production. Dr. Honek’s research is focused on the biological chemistry of the carbon-sulfur bond and on protein structure and function.

He is the author of numerous publications including a recent textbook (Biochemical Pharmacology by Palmer, Chan, Dieckmann & Honek, (2012) Wiley-VCH). He is the recipient of the Canadian Society for Chemistry Bernard Belleau Award (2014) for distinguished contributions to the field of medicinal chemistry.

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University of Waterloo
Ontario
Canada

Zhi-Shu Huang
Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou
China

Thomas Högberg
LEO Pharma A/S Industriparken
55 Ballerup
Denmark

Gérard Jaouen
C.N.R.S
Paris
France

Mankil Jung
Yonsei University
Seoul
Korea

Dongchon Kang
Kyushu University
Fukuoka
Japan

Khosrow Kashfi
The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
New York
USA

Matthew C. Kiernan (Biography
Matthew C. Kiernan

Professor Matthew Kiernan is the Co-Director of the Brain and Mind Centre - Discovery and Translation. His role is to foster multidisciplinary research across the clinical neurosciences, to improve research outcomes and facilitate the translation of research innovations directly into clinical practice for the benefit of patients and the community

Professor Matthew Kiernan is the Bushell Chair of Neurology at the University of Sydney. He is a Professor of Neurology and Staff Specialist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is also a Senior Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia.

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University of New South Wales
Randwick
Australia

Thomas Klonisch
University of Manitoba
Manitoba
Canada

Guha Krishnaswamy
Wake Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, North Carolina
USA

Donald J. Kyle (Biography
Donald J. Kyle

Dr. Kyle is the Vice President, Discovery Research of Purdue Pharma L.P. He has 30 years of experience in the areas of CNS, pain and inflammation. Previously, Dr. Kyle served as Director in Discovery Research at Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation and Scios, Inc. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Texas Tech University. Dr. Kyle is an inventor of more than 60 issued US patents and has published nearly 200 manuscripts, review articles and abstracts. He serves on the editorial advisory board of multiple journals for chemistry and pharmacology and is a member of the Dean’s CSLA advisory board at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Purdue Pharma L.P
Cranbury, NJ
USA

Didier M. Lambert
University Cath. de Louvain
Brussels
Belgium

Richard A. Lewis
Novartis Pharma
Basel
Switzerland

Andrzej W. Lipkowski
Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw
Poland

Jean-François Liégeois
University of Liège
Liège
Belgium

Mauro Maccarrone
University of Teramo
Teramo
Italy

Donatella Marazziti
University of Pisa
Pisa
Italy

Elena Matteucci
University of Pisa
Pisa
Italy

Nahum Mendez-Sanchez (Biography
Nahum Mendez-Sanchez

Prof. Méndez-Sánchez serves as the Head of Liver Research Unit at the Medica Sur Clinic & Foundation in Mexico City. He has more than 25 years of experience in research in gastrointestinal and chronic liver diseases. Prof. Méndez-Sánchez holds Master and PhD degrees in Medical Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Mexico and a postdoc from Harvard University. Prof. Méndez-Sánchez has authored more than 225 manuscripts, 2 patents and an editor of 15 text books on the Gastroenterology and Hepatology fields. Prof. Méndez-Sánchez is a faculty at the National University of Mexico where he teaches in the Master and PhD programs.

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Medica Sur Clinic & Foundation
Mexico City
Mexico

Ryuichi Morishita (Biography
Ryuichi Morishita

Ryuichi Morishita, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from Osaka University Medical School in 1987, and received Ph. D. from Osaka University in 1991. After postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine, he served as an Assistant Professor, at the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Medical School from 1994 to 1998. Then, from 1998 to 2003, he was the Associate Professor, Division of Gene Therapy Science, Osaka University Medical School. Then, he became the Professor and Chairman of Division of Clinical Gene Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University Medical School from 2003.

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Osaka University
Osaka
Japan

Diego Munoz-Torrero (Biography
Diego Munoz-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.

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University of Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain

Toshio Nishikimi
Kyoto University
Kyoto
Japan

Yoshihiro Oka
Osaka University
Osaka
Japan

Athanasios G. Papavassiliou
University of Athens
Athens
Greece

Bernard M. Pettit
University of Houston
Houston, Texas
USA

Piero Portincasa
University Medical School of Bari
Bari
Italy

Milica S. Prostran
Dep of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Belgrade
Serbia

José Manuel Pérez
Autonomous University of Madrid
Madrid
Spain

Gerald Rimbach (Biography
Gerald Rimbach

Dr. Rimbach is a Professor of Food Science and Director of the Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Science at Kiel University, Germany. Prior his appointment in Kiel, he worked at the University of California at Berkeley (Department of Molecular and Cell Biology), and was a Lecturer in Molecular Nutrition at the University of Reading (United Kingdom). His research focuses on plant bioactives and calorie restriction (mimetics) in the context of healthy ageing and the ApoE genotype. His group is working with model systems of increasing biological complexity including cultured cells and Drosophila melanogaster. Dr Rimbach has authored more than 250 original publications and 4 books. He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina).

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Christian-Albrechts-University
Kiel
Germany

Patrizia Russo
IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana
Rome
Italy

Satyajit Dey Sarker (Biography
Satyajit Dey Sarker

Professor Satyajit Sarker is the Director of School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University. He is a Professor of Pharmacy and leads the Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products Research Group. He has years of experience in research on various aspects of bioactive natural products. He has authored over 400 publications, including popular books like, Natural Products Isolation, and Chemistry for Pharmacy Students, the latter is also translated into Greek, Japanese and Portuguese languages. He is the Vice-President of the Phytochemical Society of Europe, and the Editor-in-Chief of Phytochemical Analysis. He serves in the Editorial Boards of several journals.

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Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

Alessandro Serretti (Biography
Alessandro Serretti

Alessandro Serretti MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Bologna University, Italy. He is a Coordinator of a research unit active in genetic and clinical studies of major psychoses. Alessandro Serretti has authored more than 480 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals with an H-Index of 66. He has served as a reviewer and editorial board member of 170 journals and funding agencies.

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University of Bologna
Bologna
Italy

Werner Sieghart
Medical University Vienna
Vienna
Austria

David S. Soriano
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
Bradford, PA
USA

Gabriele Stocco (Biography
Gabriele Stocco

Gabriele Stocco is Assistant Professor in Pharmacology at the University of Trieste since 2012. His research interest focuses on translational studies on pharmacogenetics and therapy personalization of antimetabolites and biologics used in chronic and oncologic pediatric diseases. Gabriele Stocco has received a degree in Medicinal Chemistry with honors from the University of Trieste, a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Trieste and a doctoral and post-doctoral training from St.Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, USA, where he attended in 2003 and from 2006 to 2011 the laboratory of prof. William Evans. His scientific effort has been witnessed by more than 50 scientific publications.

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Università di Trieste
Trieste
Italy

Nikos Tagmatarchis (Biography
Nikos Tagmatarchis

Nikos Tagmatarchis is a Deputy Director in the Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, in Athens, Greece. He has studied chemistry and received his PhD from the Chemistry Department, University of Crete, Greece (1997). Dr. Tagmatarchis accomplishments are reflected in over 180 scientific peer-reviewed research articles, while his work has been cited more than 8200 times associated with an h-index of 37. He has been the recipient of the European Young Investigator Award (2004), Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2011-2012) and Invited Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in Japan (2013-2014).

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Institute of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry
Athens
Greece

Jakob Troppmair
Innsbruck Medical University
Innsbruck
Austria

Nicola Volpi
University of Modena & Reggio Emilia
Modena
Italy

Steven M. Weinreb (Biography
Steven M. Weinreb

Steven M. Weinreb, Russell and Mildred Marker Professor of Natural Products Chemistry at Penn State, obtained a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and received his doctorate from the University of Rochester with Marshall Gates in 1967. He had NIH-sponsored postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University with Gilbert Stork and at MIT with George Buchi. He began his independent scientific career at Fordham University in 1970 and joined the faculty at Penn State in 1978. He was named Marker Professor in 1987. Professor Weinreb’s research is on the total synthesis of natural products and the development of synthetic methods.

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Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
USA

Zbigniew J. Witczak
Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
USA

Peng Zhan (Biography
Peng Zhan

Dr. Peng Zhan is currently working as Associate Professor in Shandong University. In 2012, he was appointed as a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow in Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan. His research area involves discovery of novel antiviral anticancer and neurodegenerative diseases-related agents based on the rational drug design approaches. So far, he has published more than 100I academic papers, more than 20 patents as co-inventor, and received the first prize of Shandong Province Science (2010), CPA-Servier Young Investigator Awards in Medicinal Chemistry (2016), and and many other honors and awards.

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Shandong University
Jinan
China

Ruiwen Zhang (Biography
Ruiwen Zhang

Professor Zhang received the Ph.D. degree in 2000, and completed Postdoctoral research from Georgetown University and Harvard Medical School during 2002-2004. He was promoted to Instructor of Harvard Medical School in 2004 and received Alfred Pope Young Investigator and Adam Corneel Young Investigator awards. In 2006, he received the Hundred Talent Project award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and became the Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM). In 2011, he was awarded the Distinguished Young Investigator award from the Chinese Natural Science Foundation. He has authored or co-authored over 110 publications and 40 patents. Several drug candidates from his research group are now under clinical or preclinical studies.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Amarillo, TX
USA


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