Editorial Board ::: Recent Patents on Biotechnology

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Volume 11, 3 Issues, 2017


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Editor-in-Chief:
Nikolaos Labrou
Laboratory of Enzyme Technology, Department of Biotechnology
Agricultural University of Athens
Athens
Greece


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Editor-in-Chief:

Nikolaos Labrou (Biography
Nikolaos 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 is currently full Professor with tenure at the Department of Biotechnology at the Agricultural University of Athens. Dr. Labrou has authored more than 115 peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals and 26 book chapters in international publications. His research covers many areas of biotechnology including enzyme and protein engineering, cell culture technologies, catalomics analysis, protein downstream processing as well as characterization of therapeutic enzymes, proteins and other biomolecules.

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Laboratory of Enzyme Technology, Department of Biotechnology
Agricultural University of Athens
Athens
Greece



Associate Editors:

D.V. Gokhale (Biography
D.V. Gokhale

Dr. Gokhale obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry from the University of Pune, Pune, India. Dr. Gokhale also holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Pune. Currently Dr. Gokhale is Emeritus Scientist and also an Emeritus Professor in AcSIR, CSIR-National Chemical laboratory, Pune, India. He has published more than 70 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 6 issued U.S patents. Dr. Gokhale is currently the Associate Editor of Recent Patents on Biotechnology journal published by Bentham Science Publishers.

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Emeritus Scientist & Emeritus Professor (AcSIR), NCIM Resource Center, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Pune
India

I. Roy (Biography
I. Roy

Dr. Roy obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Biochemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi under the mentorship of Prof. M. N. Gupta. After working at the University of Bonn as a Humboldt research fellow, she joined the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research S.A.S. Nagar where she is currently working as an Associate Professor. Dr. Roy is an author of more than a hundred scientific publications. Her areas of research interest include stability of stabilization of proteins using small molecules and nucleic acid aptamers.

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National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)
Punjab
India

C. Eduardo Vallejos
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
USA


Regional Editors:

V. Fotopoulos (Biography
V. Fotopoulos

Vasileios Fotopoulos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science at the Cyprus University of Technology. He obtained his BSc in Horticulture from Wye College, University of London, and his MSc in Pest Management (Plant Disease) from Imperial College London. He holds a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Southampton, U.K. His postdoctoral research was carried out in the Laboratory of Biotechnology of Pharmaceutical Plants at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as in the Institute of Agrobiotechnology, CE.R.T.H., in Thessaloniki. He has published 43 scientific articles and is a named inventor in two provisional PCT applications.

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Lemesos
Cyprus

V.K. Garg
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology
Hisar
India

Deqiang Zhang
Beijing Forestry University
Beijing
China


Editorial Board Members:

M.Z. Abdin
Department of Biotechnology
Jamia Hamdard
New Delhi
India

R. Aluko (Biography
R. Aluko

Dr. Rotimi Aluko is a Professor in the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He obtained a PhD Food Science degree in 1996 from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. His work focuses on the structure-function properties of food proteins and peptides. He has over 140 journal article publications in addition to 4 patents. Dr. Aluko has at various times served as the National President of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chair of the Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Division of the Institute of Food Technologists as well as Chair of the Protein and Co-Products Division of the American Oil Chemists’ Society. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Food Biochemistry as well as an Associate Editor for Journal of Functional Foods and Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research.

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University of Manitoba
Manitoba
Canada

R. Bai
National University of Singapore
Singapore

J. Barros-Velazquez (Biography
J. Barros-Velazquez

Jorge Barros-Velázquez is Full Professor of Food Technology at Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Santiago de Compostela since 2007. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in food microbiology in 1992. His postdoc experience includes the National Food Biotechnology Centre (Cork, Ireland) and the Institute for Marine Research (Vigo, Spain). Since 1992, he has directed 20 scientific projects on food microbiology, food quality, and safety. He is the author of more than 200 publications and book chapters. Since 2015 he serves as Editor of the journal Food and Bioprocess Technology (Springer) and is also member of the Editorial Board of several Food Science and Technology journals.

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University of Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
Spain

A. Bernard
Universite Catholique de Louvain
Brussels
Belgium

M.T. Cambria (Biography
M.T. Cambria

In March-1993 Dr. Cambria obtained her Degree in chemistry with 110/110 cum laude with a thesis entitled: "Isolation, purification and characterization of the biocatalyst benzenedioxygenase and NMR methodologies for the investigation of paramagnetic systems." She completed her PhD in Chemistry in September 1997 with a thesis entitled “Purification and catalysis of oxidative metalloenzymes”. She became Research fellow at Catania Ricerche, University of tor Vergata (Rome) in May-October 97, currently she is Assistant Professor in Biochemistry at University of Catania since November 2001. She was involved in various national (PRA, FIRB, PRIN) research projects.

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University of Catania
Catania
Italy

L.J. Chang (Biography
L.J. Chang

Dr. Chang obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Microbiology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Currently Dr. Chang is a tenured Full Professor in University of Florida College of Medicine, and serves as President of Shenzhen Geno-immune Medical Institute (GIMI), Shenzhen, China. He has published more than 130 scientific publications and filed more than 30 US patents. Dr. Chang develops novel molecular biology and gene therapy tools and participates in individualized medical treatments in multiple clinical trials applying gene and cell based therapeutics.

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University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
USA

D.M. Donovan
Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Lab
Baltimore, MD
USA

J.M. Fussenegger
ETH Institute for Chemical and Biological-Engineering
Zurich
Switzerland

R. Gaudana
Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.
Spring Valley, New York
USA

A.V. Glushakov
University of Florida, College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL
USA

J.M. Guisan (Biography
J.M. Guisan

Prof. Guisan obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). He is now full Professor at the Institute of Catalysis. CSIC. Spain. His work is mainly related to the ENGINEERING OF ENZYME BIOCATALYSTS. He is author of 390 scientific publications. He has a H index of 59 (SCOPUS) and 69 (GOOGLE SCHOLAR). He is inventor of more than 40 patens and has supervised more than 40 Ph.D. Thesis. He has edited 2 editions of the book ENZYME AND CELL IMMOBILIZATION from John Wiley and Sons. He is editor of a number of international journals.

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Instituto de Catalisis
Madrid
Spain

I. H. Hameed (Biography
I. H. Hameed

Prof. Dr. Imad Hadi Hameed obtained his PhD in Biotechnology from University of Babylon in 2015, and subsequently worked at Babylon University, College of Nursing, Iraq. His research activities are mainly on Biotechnologies, medicinal plants, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activities. He has authored more than 80 papers in scientific journals and 2 patents. He is the editor board member of Scientific Reports in the field of biotechnology.

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University of Babylon
Iraq

Y.C. Hu
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu
Taiwan

J. Jordan
University of Castilla-La Mancha
Albacete
Spain

O.P. Kuipers
University of Groningen
Haren
The Netherlands

G. Li
Wright State University
Dayton
United States

J.M. Luengo
University of Leon
León
Spain

J.F. Mano (Biography
J.F. Mano

João F. Mano is a Full Professor at the Chemistry Department of University of Aveiro (Portugal). The current research interests of his group include the use of biomaterials and cells towards the development of transdisciplinary concepts especially aimed at being used in regenerative/personalised medicine. In particular, biomimetic and nano/micro-technology approaches have been applied to natural-derived biomaterials and surfaces in order to obtain biomedical devices with improved structural and functional (including bio-instructive) behaviour.

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University of Minho
Taipas Guimarã es
Portugal

P. Michaud (Biography
P. Michaud

Philippe MICHAUD is a Professor of biochemistry at the head of the Biological engineering department of Polytech Clermont Ferrand, a school of engineering of the Blaise Pascal University (France). He has published 105 research papers and reviews in international peerreviewed journals. He is the inventor or co-inventor of 11 patents, 2 of them with industrial exploitation. He is the author or co-author of 4 book chapters. He is the general secretary of the International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses.

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Université Blaise Pascal
Aubiè re
France

R. Morishita (Biography
R. Morishita

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

M.D. Nicola
Istituto Nazionale Tumori
Milan
Italy

F. Peri
University of Milano-Bicocca
Milano
Italy

G. Poppy
University of Southampton
Southampton
UK

U. Rinas
GBF-National Research Center for Biotechnology
Braunschweig
Germany

C. Soccol (Biography
C. Soccol

Professor Carlos Ricardo Soccol is the research group leader of Department of Bioprocesses Engineering and Biotechnology (DEBB) at UFPR. Professor Soccol has experience in food bioprocessing, especially in the area of, enzymes, industrial bioprocesses, nutraceuticals & functional foods, applied microbiology and fermentation technology. The research carried out till-date has credited him with 1117 publications, including patents (70), books (23), book chapters (125), original papers (327) and research communications in conferences/symposia (572). His research articles have so far been cited 9800 times (ResearchGate database) with Index h=46 ). It has also led the successful supervision of 57 PhD students, 108 Master’s students and 16 post doctorate students. In 2001, He did Professor HDR in Agri-Foods Biotechnology at Aix Marseille University, Marseille-France. He was visitor professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2009), University Lille 1-France (2014) and University Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand-France (2015). He received several national and international awards, including the Science and Technology award of the Government of Paraná (1996), Best Scientific Achievement of the Year 2001 by Ministry of Sugar of Cuba (MINAZ), The Scopus/Elsevier Award (2009), Dr. Honoris Causa, University Blaise Pascal-France (2010), Outstanding Scientist at 5th International Conference on Industrial Bioprocesses, Taipei, Taiwan, Henri Nestlé Award - Nestlé, Brazil (2014). Since 2014, Prof. Soccol is member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He is occupying the position of the Editor of the Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology since 1997-2015. He also holds the position of scientist IA of CNPq, Brazil. He is a technical and scientific consultant of several companies, agencies and Editorial member of Scientifics journals.

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Universidade Federal do Parana
Curitiba
Brazil

I. Tiryaki (Biography
I. Tiryaki

Dr. Iskender Tiryaki is affiliated with Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Agronomy (Plant Breeding and Genetics) Department of University of Nebraska, Lincoln-NE, USA. His primary research area is Plant Breeding and Genetics, and Plant Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology. He has more than 80 high research quality papers. He has authored of two books. Dr. Tiryaki is currently serving as the Member of Editorial Board of peer reviewed journals. He has served as special technical editor or reviewer of several articles for reputed journals across the globe. He is currently serving as department head of Agricultural Biotechnology at Faculty of Agriculture, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey.

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Kahramanmaraş Sütçü Imam University
Kahramanmaraş
Turkey

F. Yao
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
USA

J.-J. Zhang (Biography
J.-J. Zhang

I obtained my Ph.D degree in microbiology in Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (2006), and have my postdoc training in Indiana University School of medicine, USA.

My current research focused on the signaling mechanism as well as the pathogenesis of important bacterial causative agents. Specifically, my current project is studying 1) the regulatory mechanisms of sigma-54 (RpoN)-dependent gene expression in Borrelia and Leptospira, 2) the second messengers, c-di- GMP/AMP, signaling systems in Borrelia, 3) type III gene regulation mechanism in Yersinia. The aims is to explore diverse strategies of how microbes response to the stress conditions and environmental changes, and elucidate and characterize the mechanisms of the bacterial infections.

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Wuhan Institute of Virology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Wuhan
China

E. Aikawa
Harvard Medical School
Charlestown, MA
USA

A. Amrane (Biography
A. Amrane

Abdeltif Amrane Professor, UMR 6226 ISCR, University of Rennes 1. (Google Scholar: h-index: 31; citations: 3627 // Web of Science: h-index: 25; citations: 2269). 1998: Thesis Director Enabling Degree (Univ. Rennes 1) / 1991: PhD in Chemistry (Univ. Rennes 1) / 1988: Master (DEA) in Chemistry (Univ. Rennes 1) / 1987: Chemical Engineering Degree (USTHB – Algeria). He has been involved in research projects as a manager or a participant in several projects, as well in international collaborations (Algeria, Belgium, Lebanon, Mexico, Romania, Spain, Tunisia). He has published more than 260 international papers including 17 papers in press. He has also published 12 chapter books and has about 110 international and 20 national oral communications.

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Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes
Rennes
France

U.C. Banerjee
National Institute of Pharmacutical Education and Research
Punjab
India

G. Bennett
Rice University
Houston, TX
USA

R. Bhatnagar
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
India

C. De. Carvalho (Biography
C. De. Carvalho

Carla C. C. R. de Carvalho finished her Ph.D. in Biotechnology at the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal, in 2003. Since then she has studied methods to prevent and destroy biofilms and has studied the importance of bacterial cellular membranes and adaptation mechanisms in biomedical, biotransformation and bioremediation systems. She has published more than 60 peer review scientific papers. Currently, she is a Principal Investigator at Instituto Superior Técnico where she is developing bioprocesses and studying the role of lipids in bacterial survival under stressful conditions.

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Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisbon
Portugal

W.C. Cho (Biography
W.C. Cho

Dr William Cho is a Biomedical Scientist in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. His main research interests have been focusing on cancer studies utilizing high-throughput technologies to discover biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, treatment prediction and prognostication. He is a Chartered Scientist granted by the Science Council (UK), a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (HK), Guest Professor of a number of Universities and a Fellow Member of several institutes, including the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK), Hong Kong Institute of Biomedical Science and Hong Kong Society for Molecular Diagnostic Sciences. Dr Cho has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers (Lancet Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Clinical Chemistry, Annual Oncology, etc) covering cancer biomarkers, proteomics, microRNAs, Chinese medicine and plenty of books including "MicroRNAs in cancer translational research", "An omics perspective on cancer research", "Supportive cancer care with Chinese medicine", etc. These papers have received >7,000 citations.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Kowloon
Hong Kong

P. Ferrer (Biography
P. Ferrer

Pau Ferrer is Associate Professor in Biotechnology at the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Catalonia, Spain. He has a BSc in Biology from the University of Barcelona (1988) and a PhD in Biotechnology from The University of Reading, U.K. (1995). He did a post doc and visiting professor stay at the University of Chile (1995- 1996). In 1997, Pau Ferrer was appointed Associate Researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the UAB, where he started his career as group leader, setting up the Metabolic Engineering Laboratory within the Group of Bioprocess Engineering and Applied Biocatalysis.

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Universitat Autò noma de Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain

A. Galdino (Biography
A. Galdino

Prof. Dr. Galdino obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in molecular biology from the University of Brasilia, Brazil. Dr. Galdino also holds a Master in Biochemistry from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil. Actually, Dr. Galdino is fellow productivity in technological development and innovative extrension – DT2- CNPq. During their studies, Dr. Galdino dedicate efforts in the field of cloning and expression of heterologous genes in microorganisms (bacteria and yeasts) in order to obtain innovative products and process. He has scientific publications and is a named inventor of 11 issued BR patents.

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Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei
Divinópolis - MG
Brasil

R. Ghosh (Biography
R. Ghosh

Raja Ghosh is Professor of Chemical Engineering and holds the Canada Research Chair in Bioseparations Engineering at McMaster University, Canada. His research interests are primarily in the areas of membrane science and technology, and chromatography for purification of protein biopharmaceuticals such as monoclonal antibodies. Other areas of interest include membrane bioreactors for biopharmaceutical production and drug delivery systems for proteins. He has authored two books, Protein Bioseparation Using Ultrafiltration and Principles of Bioseparations Engineering, has published over 80 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, and several chapters in edited books. He serves on the editorial board of Membrane Water Treatment, Processes, Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis and Recent Patents in Biotechnology. Professor Ghosh obtained his doctorate degree from Oxford University, United Kingdom. He began his academic career in 1999 as a departmental lecturer at Oxford University eventually moving to McMaster University in 2002.

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McMaster University
Hamilton
Canada

S. Gonos
Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology
Athens
Greece

V. Gupta
National University of Ireland Galway
Galway City
Ireland

D.T. Haynie
Louisiana Technology University
Ruston, LA
USA

R.K. Jain
Institute of Microbial Technology
Chandigarh
India

A.M. Klibanov (Biography
A.M. Klibanov

Alexander Klibanov received his M.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Chemical Enzymology both from Moscow University in Russia. Following his immigration to the United States in 1977, he spent 1.5 years as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego, before joining the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he is currently an Endowed-Chaired Professor of Chemistry and Bioengineering. His current research interests include medicinal chemistry, new antimicrobial materials; enzyme chemistry and biotechnology; and pharmaceutical formulations. He has authored over 310 scientific papers and 21 issued U.S. patents (plus many pending), has given over 370 invited presentations, including many named lectures all over the world, and is a member of 12 journal editorial boards. Dr. Klibanov has received numerous prestigious professional awards, including the Leo Friend Award, the Ipatieff Prize, the Marvin J. Johnson Award, and the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, all from the American Chemical Society, as well as the International Enzyme Engineering Prize.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
USA

M.S. Lee
Korea University College of Medicine
Seoul
Korea

S. Li
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital,
Memphis TN
United States

J.H. Luong
Biotechnology Research Institute
Quebec
Canada

B. Mattiasson
Lund University
Lund
Sweden

J.B. Miller
Boston Biomedical Research Institute
Watertown, MA
USA

A. Mulchandani
University of California
Riverside, CA
USA

A.C. Papageorgiou (Biography
A.C. Papageorgiou

Dr. Papageorgiou graduated from the University of Athens with a BSc degree in Chemistry (1979-1984) and carried out his PhD at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (1987-1991). He was a recipient of a post-doctoral fellowship (1992-1994) from AstraZeneca and worked at the University of Oxford, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics. He continued his post-doctoral training as a research officer at the University of Bath. In 2000, he moved to Finland as Head of the Protein Crystallography Core Facility at the Turku Centre for Biotechnology and he is currently Principal Investigator and Adjunct Professor in Biochemistry and Structural Biology at the University of Turku. He has authored more than 90 scientific papers.

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Turku Centre for Biotechnology
Turku
Finland

A. Periasamy
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
USA

D. Porro
University of Milano-Bicocca
Milano
Italy

G. Sannia (Biography
G. Sannia

Giovanni Sannia is Professor of Molecular Biology and Industrial Biotechnology at the University of Naples, Federico II, Italy. Prof. Sannia has been visiting scientist and visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge (UK), University Paul Cezanne of Marseille (France) and the University of Westminster of London (UK). He is, since 2000, Head of the PhD Course in Biotechnology. He has been cconsultant for industries and for the Campania Regional Council; member, on behalf of the Academy of Finland, of the “SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD” of the VTT Industrial Biotechnology Centre of Excellence, Finland; leader of the European Network on “Oxidative enzymes for improved industrial processes, sustainable waste management and hazard reduction (OXIZYMES)”.

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University of Naples
Napoli
Italy

Y. Sun (Biography
Y. Sun

Yan Sun completed his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering in Tianjin University in 1983. He then studied in the University of Tokyo from 1984, and received his Master and Doctor of Engineering Degrees in 1987 and 1990, respectively. From 1991, he started his teaching and research career in Tianjin University and became a full Professor in 1993. In 2000, He earned the National Natural Science Foundation of China for Outstanding Young Scientists and was appointed to the Cheung Kong Professorship by the Ministry of Education of China. His areas of expertise include bioseparations, protein refolding, inhibition of amyloid protein aggregation, protein ligand design and discovery, and biocatalysis. His work has produced 320 research papers, a single book (Bioseparations Engineering), two book chapters and 33 patents.

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Tianjin University
Tianjin
China

S. Wang
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

L. Yu
Nanyang Technology University
Nanyang
Singapore

M. Al-Rubeai
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
UK

S. Ananthan (Biography
S. Ananthan

Ph.D. Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India (1984). Postdoctoral research in Medicinal Chemistry at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. (1984-1987). Fellow, Drug Discovery Division, Southern Research Institute and Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, U.S.A. (1987-Present). Fields of interest: Drug discovery and development. Lead discovery and lead optimization using ligand-based and structure-based methods. Areas of interest include anticancer, antibacterial, antiviral, and central nervous system agents targeting GPCRs, transporters, kinases, polymerases, ligand-gated ion channels and protein-protein interactions.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
USA

M. Barot (Biography
M. Barot

Dr. Barot obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Dr. Barot is currently working with U.S. Pharmacopeia as a Senior Scientist. She has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed publications and book chapters. She is also serving as an award committee chair for Ocular Drug Delivery and Disposition Focus Group (ODDFG) of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist since July 2013.

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US Pharmacopeia
Rockville, MD
United States

N. Benvenisty
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Israel

J.D. Breccia
Universidad Nacional de La Pampa
La Pampa
Argentina

H.K. Chan
University of Sydney
Sydney
Australia

Z. Cui
Oxford University
Oxford
UK

A. Fusco
CEINGE-Centro di Biotecnologie Avanzate
Napoli
Italy

A. Gallone (Biography
A. Gallone

Anna GALLONE is associate professor of Applied Biology at Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs, School of Medicine, University of Bari “Aldo Moro” (Italy), since october 2010. Associate Professor in Faculty of Medicine, University of Foggia (Italy) from 2006 to 2010. She had a permanent researcher position in “Applied Biology”, Medicine Faculty, University of Foggia from 2002 to 2006. During different periods of the years 2001 and 2002, she was host in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, University of Murcia (Spain), to perform collaborative work on the characterization of extracutaneous melanogenic systems.

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Università di Bari
Bari
Italy

B.R. Glick (Biography
B.R. Glick

Dr. Glick obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Waterloo in 1974. Following 4 years as a post-doctoral fellow a the University of Toronto and 1 year at the National Research Council of Canada, Dr. Glick worked for 3 years at Canada’s first biotechnology company. He has published 315 scientific manuscripts and 9 books, with his work being cited over 25,000 times. He has taught 11 overseas courses in 5 different countries, has been a visiting Professor at 18 different universities in 12 different countries, and has been a graduate supervisor to nearly 60 graduate students.

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University of Waterloo
Waterloo
Canada

M. Gopal
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
New Delhi
India

V. Gurtler
Austin Health
Melbourne
Australia

R.J. Henry
Southern Cross University
Sydney
Australia

E. Jirillo (Biography
E. Jirillo

Emilio Jirillo is full professor of Immunology at University of Bari Medical School (Bari, Italy) since 1986.His current fields of interest are: mucosal immunity, microbial immunity and immunonutrition.Especially in this last field, he has recently published in vitro and in vivo studies on the anti inflammatory effects of polyphenols . He is author of more than 560 papers(326 scientific papers are listed in PUBMED), even including books and chapters of books. He is editor-in-chief- of Clinical Immunology Endocrine Metabolic Drugs and Endocrine Metabolic Immune Disorders-Drug Targets.

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University of Bari
Bari
Italy

H.-B. Kraatz
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon
Canada

N.G. Lewis (Biography
N.G. Lewis

Norman G. Lewis currently holds positions of Regents Professor and Eisig-Tode Distinguished Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry, at Washington State University. He has received numerous forms of recognition including: election to Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, FRSE, Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters; Fellow of the American Society for Plant Biologists (ASPB); Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Life Member of the Phytochemical Society for North America (PSNA), Phytochemical Pioneer (PSNA) and Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS). He held a Fulbright Distinguished Professor Fellowship (Science without Borders) to Brazil for 2014/2015, and has had many leadership positions in various learned societies, such as President of the American Society of Gravitational and Space Biology (ASGSB) and President, PSNA, as well as responsibilities/offices with the American Chemical Society and other professional organizations. He serves on several editorial boards, including Recent Patents on Biotechnology, as well as federal and international grant review panels, and scientific advisory boards worldwide.

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Washington State University
Washington, WA
USA

V.A. Luckow
Roetzel & Andress
FL
United States

T. Magrone (Biography
T. Magrone

Degree in Biology (1997) at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy; PhD in Immunology (2008) at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy Consultant in Immunology (2012-2014) at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy; Research Professor of Immunology and General Pathology at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy, since 2015;

Fields of interest: Immunonutrition, mucosal immunology, microbial immunity; Publications listed in PubMed: 55;

Editorial Board Member of: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, Endocrine Metabolic Immune Disorders-Drug Targets, Clinical Immunology Endocrine Metabolic Drugs, Recent Patent in Biotechnology.

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University of Bari
Bari
Italy

Q.S. Mi
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
USA

D.-D.D. Mitsikostas
Athens Naval Hospital
Athens, Greece


J. Nickelsen
Molecular Plant Sciences
Munich
Germany

O. Paredes-Lopez
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN
Irapuato
Mexico

V.O. Popov
A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry
Moscow
Russia

S.R. Ramisetty
Research Scientist-I R&D Biotechnology Group, Idexx Laboratories
Westbrook, ME
USA

A.M. Seifalian
University College London
London
UK

T. Tan
Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Beijing
China

S.T. Yang
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA

K.-Q. Zhang
Yunnan University
Yunnan
China












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