G. Escobedo National University of Mexico Mexico City Mexico
Dr. Galileo Escobedo’s main research interest is focused on the immunometabolic
mechanisms involved in obesity and insulin resistance, especially in the bionomial mother-
infant. Dr. Escobedo currently supervises several students of B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D.
programs as well as postdoctoral fellows, and has been awarded with research grants
from the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the Marie Curie
International Research Program of the European Community. Dr. Escobedo has published
more than 60 original research papers and reviews in JCR international journals and
written several book chapters related to the inflammatory response in obesity and type 2
Y. Kong Medical School of Southeast University Nanjing China
Dr. Yan Kong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical School of Southeast University, Nanjing, China. Dr. Kong received his Ph.D. degree in Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010. His research mainly focuses on neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, epigenetics and noncoding RNAs.
C. Sassoli University of Florence Florence Italy
Chiara Sassoli graduated in Biological Sciences with summa cum laude at the University of Florence, Italy in 1999. In 2000 -2001 she was Guest Researcher at Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Gaithersburg-MD-USA. In 2005 she obtained the Ph.D. degree in Human Morphology and Morphogenesis from the University of Florence, Italy. From 2005 to 2009 she was Postdoctoral Research Fellow and from 2009 she is Assistant Professor of Human Anatomy at the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Anatomy and Histology, University of Florence, Italy. Research interests: cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in tissue repair/regeneration especially at skeletal and cardiac muscle and bone tissue;effects of different factors (sphingolipids, relaxin, platelet-rich plasma), mesenchymal stromal/stem cells and photobiomodulation/Low Level Laser Therapy on tissue healing
S. Shahrokhi Razi Herbal Medicines Research Center Lorestan University of Medical Sciences Khorramabad Iran
Somayeh Shahrokhi received her PhD in immunology from Tarbiat Modares
University, Iran at 2010. She joined Lorestan University of Medical Sciences and she
is currently an Associate professor of Immunology. She has two major research
interest; Immuno-oncology and stem cell research. The cancer research studies
started by compounds screening to test for future clinical applications. This was
followed by studying breast cancer in animal and human studies. Her main
accomplishments include; nationally recognized as an outstanding life science
researcher, published more than 20 peer review articles, a book chapter, a patent
and guest editor of special issue.
X. Zhang Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital & Eye Institute Tianjin China
Prof. Zhang joined in Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital after she received her
PhD in 2004. She did one year of postdoctoral work from 2005 to 2006 at Rothschild
Hospital and University Paris 12 in Paris. She has been the deputy director of Tianjin
Medical University Eye Institute and the director of Ocular Inflammation and
Immunology Department of Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital since 2012. She
specializes in the diagnosis and therapy of ocular immunological diseases including
uveitis and scleritis. Her research interests are mainly in developing new therapy for
refractory ocular immunological diseases and stem cell therapy for ocular disease.
David W. Li State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou China
Dr. András Guttman, is a Professor of Translational Glycomics at the Research Institute for Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering at University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary. He is also heading of the Horváth Csaba Memorial Laboratory of Bioseparation Sciences in University of Debrecen (Hungary), and leading the separation - application efforts at Sciex (Brea, CA, USA). Dr Guttman’s work is mainly focused on capillary electrophoresis, microfluidics and their hyphenation to mass spectrometry for glycomics and glycoproteomics analysis of samples of biomedical and biopharmaceutical interests. Prof Guttman has over 300 scientific publications, 35 book chapters, edited 4 textbooks and holds 23 patents.