Syed A.A. Rizvi is a Professor of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences and a broadly trained
scientist, educator, and healthcare contributor with vast clinical and translational research
experience, driving innovation within pharmaceutical product development platforms. He is highly
motivated and committed to advancing medical innovation and education, discovering new
therapies, improving patient outcomes, and playing an instrumental role in scientific and
business strategies. Dr. Rizvi has extensive training and background spanning over 25 years of
experience in industrial, academic, administration, and healthcare settings.
He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, including journal publications, book chapters, books, US patents, and oral/poster presentations. His publications include highly rated articles and cover articles. He also serves on the editorial boards/panels of different journals in various capacities and reviews manuscripts and books for over 150 well-known scientific journals and books. Dr. Rizvi enjoys teaching, cooking, and practicing martial arts (Hakko-Ryu Jujutsu and black belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate).
His research interests incorporate clinical and translational research including clinical trials, graduate medical education (GME) pharmaceutical formulations (direct compressed tablets, topicals and liquids); ionic liquid formation and cocrystallization of the pharmaceutical compounds; nano and micro-encapsulation of the drugs for targeting and controlled release; multistep synthesis of small organic molecules; pharmaceutical analysis (forensics and method development); design and synthesis of novel monomeric and polymeric surfactants for separation of chiral and achiral compounds in micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC); method development and validation for separations of achiral and chiral compounds utilizing MEKC-UV/MS and HPLC-UV-MS; application of cryogenic high resolution scanning electron microscopy (Cryo-HRSEM) and analytical ultracentrifuge for characterization of polymeric surfactants; chemical transformation of pharmacologically active compounds using microbial whole cultures; isolation and pharmacology of compounds from fungal metabolites and medicinal plants; fragrance and aroma chemistry; Cosmeceutical Sciences.
Dr. Yasser Shahzad is an Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmacy, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus. Dr. Yasser won a prestigious Nicholson Scholarship to pursue PhD from University of Huddersfield, UK. He also remained a Postdoctoral Fellow at PHARMACEN, North-West University South Africa. He has a particular interest in drug delivery research at the interface of pharmaceutics, chemistry and cosmetics, and publishes regularly in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. He has authored more than forty research publications and three book chapters with an accumulative impact factor of more than 100. He also serves as Editorial Board member of various international journals. Dr. Yasser holds active research collaborations with various international universities in UK, US and South Africa.
Dr Shazia Jamshed is currently working as Assistant professor at International Islamic University, Malaysia. She earned her PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia on the contemporary issues surrounding generic medicine use among healthcare professionals and future practitioners. Dr Shazia’s primary research interest mainly encompasses generic medicine utilization, pharmacy education and practice-based research. Over the past two years, she worked on the issues associated with care perspectives in cosmetovigilance, oral health, Alzheimer’s disease, alternative therapies, self-medication practices. Dr Shazia has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, periodicals and newspapers. She serves as an editorial board member of various international journals.
Dr. Maria Letiza Manca is currently working in the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari. She earned her PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology from University of Cagliari in 2007. She remained postdoctoral fellow for a number of years and teaches pharmacy students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is the author of more than 70 publications appearing in high quality international journals and have four patents to her credit. She also serves as editor for Nanomaterials journal and holds editorial board membership of various international journals.
Eliana B. Souto is Assistant Professor with Habilitation degree and Tenure at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology of the Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Coimbra (UC, Portugal). Her current research topics include the design, development, physicochemical characterization, toxicological assessment of innovative nanomaterials. The main areas of professional experience include the design and construction of (lipid, polymeric, protein-based and polysaccharide-based) nanomaterials for delivery and targeting of drugs and bioactive ingredients. Dr. Souto has published more than 250 papers in scientific journals with international referee, edited 7 books and contributed with more than 80 book chapters published by Elsevier, CRC Press and Taylor & Francis, Pan Stanford Publishing, Nova Science Publishers, Humana Press, Studium Press LLC, i-Smithers, American Scientific Publishers
Professor Naveed Akhtar holds the Dean’s office of Faculty of Pharmacy at Islamia University Bahawalpur. He obtained PhD from Anadolu University Turkey in Pharmaceutical Technology (Cosmetics). Professor Naveed’s has an extensive experience of cosmetic formulations and their testing. He has published over 250 research articles in various national and international journals. He is an editorial board member of various journals and regularly reviews articles for high quality journals.
Paschalis Alexandridis is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), where he has served as CBE Director of Graduate Studies, co-Director of the Materials Science and Engineering program, and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the School of Engineering. Ongoing projects address structuring via self-assembly and directed assembly, block copolymers, perfluorinated surfactants, ionic liquid solvents, and polymer dissolution. Alexandridis is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
Professor Andre Rolim Baby received his PhD from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is currently working as Professor of the Pharmacy at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo. He is an experienced researcher in the area of Cosmetic Science and have experience of more than 18 years, involving undergraduate, graduate and research. He has published more than 130 scientific articles in national and international journals. He was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Capes Prize for Theses in 2008 for his thesis entitled "In vitro evaluation of the cutaneous permeability of rutin in cosmetic emulsions". He held a postdoctoral fellow position at the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies at the CBIOS research center. He participates in national and international congresses, including works awarded with international academic partnership. He serves as coordinator of the Graduate Program in Drugs and Medicines and deputy head of the Department of Pharmacy at FCF-USP. Prof Andre won 19 funded grants and all the funded projects were completed in time. Prof. Andre has a long research experience in the area of photoprotection and sunscreens non-sunscreens, nanotechnology applied in this class of preparations, cutaneous antioxidant potential "ex vivo", safety and cosmetic efficacy related to sun protection and other cosmetic attributes.
Elena Barbuzzi is the head of R&D and Innovation group in Agf88 Holding, professional hair and Skin care Italian Company. She is directly responsible for product development and Innovation, leading the R&D team end to end: from product idea to scale up. Elena has over 20 years of experience on FMCG with a global Research and Development background; she has a PhD in chemistry and started her career from Emory University, USA. Since the beginning, she had a great interest on sustainability; in fact, the result of her research received the Green Chemistry Award in late 90s. Since then the sustainability factor has been the fil rouge of Elena’s research career.
Dr. Joanna Goscianska is a professor at the Faculty of Chemistry of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (AMU). She received a number of prestigious awards, including MAXIMA CUM LAUDE, the distinction for the Aleksander Zamojski Award, the “Scholarship of the City of Poznań for young researchers”, “Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists of the Minister of Science and Higher Education”, team awards of the Rector of AMU for achievements in scientific, didactic and organizational work. In 2018 she became a laureate of the habilitation fellowship entitled: “LORÉAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE”. Her principal interest is focused on synthesis, modification and characterization of porous materials (e.g. metal oxides, ordered mesoporous silica and carbons).
Dr. Kevin Ita is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Touro University California, USA. He holds a PhD in Pharmaceutics. His area of expertise is transdermal drug delivery. Dr Ita has over 40 publications in this area and teaches Pharmaceutics to both first- and second year pharmacy students. He joined the University in 2006 as an Assistant Professor. Dr Ita was awarded an ICRETT Fellowship by the International Union Against Cancer (IUCC). As an ICRETT Fellow he carried out research at the Department of Chemical Engineering, La Laguna University, Tenerife, Spain.
Dr. Claudia Clelia Juliano currently works at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Università degli Studi di Sassari. Claudia does research in Medicinal Chemistry. Her most recent publication is 'Cosmetic Functional Ingredients from Botanical Sources for Anti-Pollution Skincare Products'.
Dr. Cornelia M. Keck is a pharmacist and obtained her PhD in 2006 from the Freie Universität (FU) in Berlin. In 2009, she was appointed as an Adjunct Professor for Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Nanotechnology at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and in 2011 she obtained her Venia legendi (Habilitation) at the Freie Universität Berlin and was appointed as a Professor for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Since 2016, she has been a Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Her field of research is the development and characterization of innovative nanocarriers for improved delivery of poorly soluble activities for healthcare and cosmetics. Prof. Keck is executive board member of the German Association of Nanotechnology (Deutscher Verband Nanotechnologie), Vize-chairman of the unit „Dermocosmetics“ at the German Society of Dermopharmacy, active member in many pharmaceutical societies and member of the BfR Committee for Cosmetics at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).
Professor Hiroshi Kitagaki graduated the University of Tokyo, earned Ph. D. in the University of Tokyo and received a professional training on sphingolipids in Dr. Hannun’s lab of Medical University of South Carolina, USA. He is now the leader of Koji Ceramide Project of Saga University and is studying the role of sphingolipids contained in Japanese fermented foods and microbes in cosmetics.
Prof. Dr. Med. Liudmila Korkina, is a Russian Academic and Full Professor in Biochemistry. She is presently a Founder & CEO of the Centre for Innovative Biotechnological Research, Moscow, Russia and a scientific consultant for MEDENA AG (Affoltern-am-Albis, Switzerland). For approx. two decades (1998-2013) Prof. Korkina was a Head of Tissue Engineering Department of Dermatology Research Institute (IDI IRCCS) in Rome, Italy. Prof. Korkina is R&D consultant for a long list of pharmaceutical and dermatological, cosmetic, and cosmeceutic industries. She was a Guest Editor for two volumes of Hot Topics in Curr. Drug Metab., for 2 volumes in Oxidative Damage and Cellular Longevity, and 1 volume in Curr. Med. Chem. She is currently a member of Editorial Board of Adv. Wound Healing.
Dr. Harshita Kumari is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kumari’s work in the area of solution chemistry of supramolecular complexes is widely recognized. Her current research focuses on integrating principles of modern biophysics into material and formulation science towards the development of novel skin care, oral care and hair care products. Her research projects focus on understanding mechanisms of delivery and deposition of actives onto the skin/hair and elucidating the parameters to control them. In addition, her research focuses on developing methods to construct novel nonmetric delivery vehicles, based on the principles of self- assembly and molecular recognition. Her work is published in several peer reviewed journals.
Luciana B. Lopes received her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo-Brazil, which included a research-training period at Arizona State University (USA). Following a post-doctoral training at Arizona State University, she served as Assistant Professor at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Albany, NY, USA). Currently, she is Associate Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences-University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her scientific interests involve the design and biological evaluation of multifunctional nanocarriers for cutaneous and mammary tissue targeting for treatment/prevention of inflammatory and neoplastic disorders, and promotion of wound healing.
Dr. Chiara De Luca is an expert in clinical biochemistry, and has worked in the field of dermatology and cosmetology since 1985, focusing on the research and development of innovative products for skin care and therapy. Starting from pioneering studies on microbial and food models of lipoperoxidation, she has been engaged in translational research on the pathogenetic role of redox imbalance and lipid oxidation in human skin. She has conducted studies and published results in peer-reviewed international journals on skin inflammation, acquired pigmentary diseases, skin ageing, environmentally-driven cutaneous and metabolic pathologies, and on clinical trials with innovative plant-based skin products.
Professor El Maghraby obtained his PhD from University of Bradford, UK. He is currently professor and head of pharmaceutical technology at Faculty of Pharmacy, Tanta University. His research interests include new drug delivery systems for enhanced bioavailability after topical application to skin and the eye and after oral administration. His research interests also include crystalline structure modification for enhanced dissolution rate of drugs. He has published over 100 publications in ISI journals in addition to many book chapters. His publications are highly cited.
Pierfrancesco Morganti is a scientist of Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Morganti is a founder, Chief Executive and Scientific Director of MAVI since its founding in 1980. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Cosmetology (official organ of ISCD, International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology) since 1983 and the father of use of nanotechnology in cosmetics production. Since 2003, he is the Professor of Applied Cosmetic Dermatology, II Univ. of Naples and Univ. of Pavia and from 2005 he is a visiting Professor of China Medical University Shenyang. He is active in Cosmetic research since 1963 and is the 1996 - winner of “Elegance Cosmetic Engineering Innovation Award.
Professor Kamla Pathak, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy College Saifai, U. P. RIMS&R, Saifai, Etawah, India has a teaching and research experience of more than 26 years. She is actively engaged in research on oral controlled /modulated/targeted and topical drug delivery systems. She has over 200 publications in journals of international and national repute, 3 patents, authored book chapters and more than 180 abstracts of the papers presented in scientific forums to her credit. She has supervised Ph.Ds, more than 120 postgraduate theses and has a h-index of 21.
Dr. Paola Saovia is a head of SCDU Dermatology, AOU Maggiore della Carità, Novara, Italy and Associate Professor in Dermatology at the University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy. She holds the Master Degree in Medicine and Surgery (1990) and the Specialization in Dermatology and Venereology (1994) at the University of Turin, Italy. Her main fields of interest are represented by pathogenesis, diagnosis and innovative therapeutic approaches of skin cancer. Her research is collected in 135 scientific publications in international journals with impact factor (H-index 27) and over 200 scientific reports presented at national and international congresses. Her clinical activity includes diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for patients with cutaneous melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers and primary cutaneous lymphoma. She is principal or sub-investigator in several clinical trials according to ICH/GCP principles and member of the Clinical Trial Centre Board – AOU Maggiore della Carità.
Selin Şahin, Dr., completed her Ph.D. at Istanbul University. She has an experience as a Guest Researcher with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). She is associate professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering. She has an academic experience in chemical engineering with special interests in novel separation methods, recovery of natural products, removal of pollutants in wastewater, purification, food additives, lipid oxidation, optimization, and statistics with 84 international scientific papers published in reputed journals with over 1200 citations (h-index 20) and participating to national/international congrees with more than 50 presentations.
Xanel Vecino has a PhD in Chemical Engineering (University of Vigo, 2014) and she is a postdoc researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Her research is based on the biotechnological production, extraction, characterization and applications (including cosmetic, environmental and food) of biosurfactants from renewable agro-industrial residues. Currently, her lines of research have been focused on the development of integral processes using adsorption and membrane technologies for resource recovery from agro-industrial streams. The results of these research works have been published in more than 50 papers, 4 patents, 1 book, 7 book chapters, 11 conference papers, and she has presented over 110 works to national and international conferences (10/04/20). She is a regular evaluator of research articles, research projects in competitive calls and Guest Editor of several journals from MDPI.
Dr Roswanira Abdul Wahab has research interest largely in the area of nanoparticles and green nanomaterials technology, with emphasis on the advancement of functional green nanomaterials for a variety of applications, in particular for controlled delivery and activation of bioactive proteins. Her nanoparticle research encompasses the development of different types of nanoemulsions containing naturally extracted plant bioactive compounds, i.e. anti-oxidants. Her current research also explores the deconstruction of agricultural biomass for re-engineering into ‘environmentally-friendly’ functional nanomaterials for activation and stabilization of bioactive components.
Dr Muhammad Yar is serving as Associate Professor for Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus. Prior to that, Dr Muhammad Yar worked as Assistant Professor of Synthetic Chemistry for Department of Chemistry, GC University Lahore. Before joining GCU, he worked as Assistant Professor at Department of Chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Yar work is centered on tissue engineered skin for full thickness burn patients and Smart anti-bacterial wound dressings. He has number of patents to his credit and have authored more than 60 articles in high quality journals.
Dr. Abid Mehmood Yousaf is an Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmacy. He has obtained his Pharm-D from University of the Punjab. His research encompasses optimization, formation and in vivo & in vitro characterization of various materials and drug delivery systems such as solid dispersions, microcapsules, microspheres, nanoparticulated systems, inclusion compounds, SNEDDS & SMEDDS, hydrocolloid wound dressings, creams, microemulsions, gels, microsponges, mucoadhesive tablets, sustained release systems and other polymeric composite systems. Dr. Abid Mehmood Yousaf has numerous publications in various peer-reviewed SCI journals of pharmacy. He owns a Korean patent as well. He has presented his research work at several international conferences abroad. He is an HEC approved PhD supervisor.
Dr Mahmood Ahmed received his M.Sc. (2003), M.Phil. (2013) and PhD (2018) degrees in Chemistry from Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan. Currently he is working in Renacon Pharma Limited as Head Quality Operations and R & D. During his doctoral studies, he synthesized curcumin analogs and studied their various biological activities including antimicrobial and enzymatic inhibition. His research interest involve synthesis of novel drug analogs and tested them for various pharmacological properties against different phenotypes of various disease models. From analytical chemistry point of view, current research focuses on development and validation of method for analysis of foods and pharmaceutics. In addition, he taught theoretical and practical analytical chemistry to undergraduate and postgraduate students as visiting faculty member in University of Education, Lahore. His ongoing voluntarily mandate as a scientist, now supervising many postgraduate and PhD students to complete their research. Recently, He and his team optimized HPLC methods for stability indicating assays for the analysis of drugs in real samples of different dosage forms, urine and plasma samples. His research has resulted in the publication of 76 peer‐reviewed articles over 369 citations and h index = 11 and also he has reviewed 162 research articles for 32 international journals.
Dr. Jacek received his PhD degree from the Warsaw University of Technology in 1972. He is a specialist in organic technology. After completion of his PhD, Dr. Jacek completed three postdoctoral fellowships from: Institute of Organic Chemistry of the USSR, Irkutsk, (1973-4), University of Oslo, (1981-2), Ruhr University (1988-9). He is the scientific consultant for many cosmetic companies, including Henkel Poland. He serves as the Rector of The Academy of Cosmetic and Health Care in Warsaw (Medical School MSC). He was Editor-in-Chief of 2 magazines on cosmetic issues and now sits on the editorial boards of various journals. He is the author of 6 books, 12 patents and several hundred publications and delivered many conference speeches related to cosmetology.
Dr. Escobar-Chávez (Doctor of Chemical Sciences, University of Mexico, Mexico) is a professor at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy; University of Mexico. His research interests are in the Topical and Transdermal delivery of drugs and include the use of the tape stripping technique to quantify the pass of drugs, the use of TEWL and ATR/FTIR to show the changes of skin as a result of the use of chemical enhancers, the use of physical enhancers as solid and polymeric biodegradable microneedles iontophoresis, sonophoresis and electroporation in the administration of transdermal drugs. Development and characterization of mucosal and ocular delivery systems and application of nanotechnology in transdermal drug delivery are others major research interests.
Dr Ghori has gained his PhD from University of Huddersfield, UK and he is currently working as a Senior Research Fellow and Admission Tutor (Pharmacy). His research focused on the design, development and characterization of new materials, instruments and technologies coupling with pharmaceutical manufacturing methods using digital processing and imaging to improve the design and fabrication of medicines and devices.
Dr. Hazrina was awarded a BPharm (Hons) in Pharmacy from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) in 2007. Dr. Hazrina has received several research grants from the Ministry of Education, Malaysia to work on topical/transdermal pharmaceutical formulations as well as natural cosmetic formulations. Dr. Hazrina has served as Head of Regulatory Affairs of iKOP Sdn Bhd, (a pharmaceutical manufacturing pilot plant, a subsidiary of IIUM Holdings Sdn. Bhd. from April 2014 to June 2017. She also has served the Deputy Dean of Postgraduate & Research in her faculty from January 2017 to December 2017. Currently, she is the Head of Department for Research and Development at IKOP Sdn. Bhd.
Dr Mariani Abdul Hamid is currently a Senior Lecturer at School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She served as principal investigator (PI) and co-PI on several grants funded by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia. She has published widely in the field, with over 20 publications in peer reviewed international journals and book chapters. She is also currently the Managing Director for Biopro Cosmeceutical Sdn. Bhd. Company.
Dr. Talib earned PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from University of Huddersfield. He is currently an assistant professor of Pharmaceutics at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan. He has an extensive experience of material characterization that are routinely used for Pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. He has a particular interest in surfactant chemistry and their interactions with drugs. He has published over 35 articles in various internationally recognized journals.
Dr. Tariq Mahmood is currently working as Principal / Associate Professor, SAHRA College of Pharmacy, Narowal, Pakistan. He received his M.Phil and PhD from The Islamia University of Bahawalpur in 2010 and 2013, respectively. His research interests include aging, trans-dermal drugs, cosmetics (safety, efficacy and quality control), cosmeceuticals, multiple emulsions and nanoemulsions. Dr. Tariq has published over 50 research articles on cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals Sciences. He is currently reviewer / editorial board member of more than ten international journals including but not limited to Cosmetics, Health Sciences, Natural Products and Clinical research Journals. In 2013, Dr. Tariq was nominated and short listed for the Lush Prize award held in UK, based on his Ph.D. research. In “Young Researcher Award” category, Dr. Tariq was short listed from all over the Asia. He is HEC approved PhD supervisor and has supervised more than 15 postgraduate students
Dr. Wahedi is a focused and highly motivated research scientist with 10 years of research and teaching experience in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and related fields. My current research focuses on the involvement of Sirt family proteins in cutaneous wound healing and skin regeneration. Additionally, it focuses on the possible interaction of Sirtuins with other proteins as well as potential natural and synthetic Sirtuin regulators that can ameliorate the process of wound healing and induce rejuvenation and regeneration in the skin cells.
Prof Laura is Professor of Pharmaceutical Analysis within the School of Applied Sciences. Laura is heavily involved in the Royal Society of Chemistry. She is also part of an APS focus group, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a National Public Engagement Ambassador (NCCPE) and a STEM ambassador. Professor Laura has an active research group investigating phenomena at the interface of chemistry and pharmaceutics, developing analytical techniques, characterizing chemical interactions and enhancing formulations, all funded through external sources. She is also an Associate Member of Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention at the University of Huddersfield, UK.