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Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 22, 32 Issues, 2022
ISSN: 1873-4294 (Online)
ISSN: 1568-0266 (Print)
This journal supports open access

Meet the Executive Guest Editor(s)

Mohammad Abid
Department of Bio-Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi
Dr. Mohammad Abid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. He completed his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, India. His specialization areas are: Structure-based drug design, Synthetic and Natural chemistry, Computational chemistry, Chemical biology and Bio-organic chemistry, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal chemistry and Sustainable and Green chemistry.

Lian-Shun Feng
WuXi PharmaTech Co., Ltd.
Dr. Lian-Shun Feng obtained his PhD degree from Tsinghua University in 2011, and then worked as postdoctoral researcher in Peking University. Currently, Dr. Lian-Shun Feng work in WuXi AppTec as principal investigator. In 2017 and 2018, around 20 peer-reviewed SCI papers were published and many of them were cited over 100 times in two years.

Athina Geronikaki
Department Pharmaceutical
Chemistry School of Pharmacy
University of Thessaloniki
Dr. Athina Geronikaki graduated in the field of Organic Chemistry from Tashkent State University in 1971 and received her PhD in 1977. In 1984, she graduated from School of Pharmacy of Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. From 2006-2016, she was the Head of the Department of Pharm. Chemistry. Since 2010, she has been a Full Professor of Medicinal Chemistry of School of Pharmacy of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During 2009-2011, she was Vice President of School of Pharmacy of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In July 2013, Prof. Geronikaki was elected as a Full member of Mediterranean Academy of Science and Arts and in 2015 Member of European Academy of Science and Arts. Her scientific interests include chemistry of natural products isolation, determination of structure; Chemistry of biologically active compounds and evaluation of their activity, using different computational methods. She has organized five International conferences. She had several grants, among which are INTAS, Pythagoras and others. She has received several awards from the International Scientific Foundation. She was an invited speaker in 46 International conferences. She is a member of the Editorial Board in several journals.

Imran Khan
Department of Medical Biotechnology
Yeungnam University
(South Korea)
Dr. Imran Khan is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, South Korea. He completed his Ph.D. in Biotechnology, from Integral University, Lucknow, India. During his doctorate, he studied the chemopreventive potential of the natural compound from plant origin against colon cancer using a mammalian cell line model system and targeted the apoptotic cascade, cell cycle regulation and different developmental pathways. He has three years of postdoctoral experience with a neuro-oncology research group in the Department of Molecular Biology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey. His research enthusiasm has allowed him to secure five intramural research grants from the Bezmialem Vakif University BAP commission as principal investigator. His networking succeeded him in collaborating with other Universities and successfully enabled the establishment of a memorandum of understanding. During his tenure of approximately three years, he got the opportunity to be part of several projects and lead a few of them. He was enlisted among the top 10 people from University to publish the maximum number of publications in SCI-indexed journals. In January 2021, he was awarded the Emerging Young Cancer Researcher award by the Molecular Cancer Research Association in Turkey (MOKAD) at the 8th Multidisciplinary Cancer Research Congress. Moreover, he has expertise in clinical research involving evaluating the prognostic and diagnostic value of liquid biopsies and effective combination therapy to enhance gamma knife treatment in glioblastoma and brain metastasis patients.

Bingjin Li
The Second Hospital of Jilin University
Dr. Bingjin Li is a graduate of Yanbian University, China. She received her Ph.D. from Ehime University, Japan. She performed postdoc training at Washington State University and is a full professor at the second hospital of Jilin University, China. Her lab uses behavioral and electrophysiological analyses to explore the underlying relationship between neuronal function and behavior. This integrative approach involves the use of molecular biology, biochemistry, immunocytohistochemistry, neurophysiology, anatomy, and a wide range of behavioral methodology to understand the function of the nervous system.

Tugba Ozer
Department of Bioengineering
Yildiz Technical University
Tugba Ozer is an Assistant Professor at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. She completed her PhD from the department of Bioengineering, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. Her PhD research was focused on developing iron (II) and iron (III) selective Potentiometric Sensors. Her specialization areas are: electrochemistry, environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, heavy metals, sensors, crop science, biopolymer, bioinformatics and systems biology.

Nir Qvit
The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine
Bar-Ilan University
Dr. Qvit completed his doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the Hebrew University in 2008. He further joined the Department of Chemical and System Biology in Stanford School of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow. His research focuses on the development of novel tools to regulate protein-protein interactions. He is serving as a reviewer for several scientific journals. He joined Bar-Ilan University’s team of researchers in the Galilee in October 2017, and currently, he is the head of the Laboratory for Chemical Biology of Protein-Protein Interactions at the School of Medicine.

Luciana Scotti
Federal University of Paraiba
Joao Pessoa
Dr. Luciana Scotti is currently working as a Senior Researcher at the Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil. She completed her masters in Pharmacy and Ph.D. in Drugs and Medicine from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has experience in Pharmacology and Molecular Biochemistry.

Qinglin Shen
Department of Oncology
Nanchang University
Dr. Qinglin Shen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Oncology, the People’s Hospital of Jiangxi, Nanchang University, China. He worked as an Associate Professor at Cancer center, the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, China. Dr. Shen obtained his Ph.D. from Wuhan University. His area of research interest includes Detection of circulating tumor cells and its clinical application, Construction of tumor visualization model based on circulating tumor cells, Photothermal Therapy of Cancer.

Hande Sipahi
Department of Toxicology
Yeditepe University
​Assoc. Prof. Dr Hande Sipahi has graduated from Gazi University, Faculty of Pharmacy in 2002. She has completed her Master’s and PhD degree at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology in 2006 and 2011, respectively. She started to work as a Full-time Assistant Professor at Yeditepe University in 2012 and got her Associate Professor degree in September 2015. She has participated in many scientific congresses and symposiums. She has over 35 articles published in international journals. Her main research areas are inflammation and oxidative stress markers, heavy metal toxicity, risk assessment, safety and biocompatibility tests for drugs and medical devices and in vitro alternative toxicity tests. She is a member of the Turkish Society of Toxicology and EUROTOX. She is also a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) since 2017.

Drozdstoy Stoyanov Stoyanov
Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology
Faculty of Medicine
Medical University of Plovdiv
Dr Drozdstoy Stoyanov holds currently the academic position of Full Professor and Head, Neuropsychiatry and Brain Imaging Group, Medical University, Plovdiv. He is Vice Chair of Philosophy SIG, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, Visiting Fellow in the University of Pittsburgh, USA (2009), International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (2018), Guest Lecturer in the Universities of Copenhagen (2015), Vienna (2017) and Bergen (2018).He published more than 160 scholarly papers, including five monographs and three textbooks. Dr Stoyanov is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychiatry and the European Journal of Person Centered Health Care; Editorial Board member of Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neurosciences, International Journal for Person Centered Medicine, Folia Medica and others. Ad hoc reviewer in Current Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Neurobiology, Human Brain Mapping, Journal of Affective Disorders, Biotechnology and Biotechnological Equipement.

Suman S. Thakur
Proteomics and Cell Signaling, Lab W110
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
Dr. S.S. Thakur research interests involve application of Mass Spectrometry based proteomics in Health and Disease especially biomarker discovery and Drug Development. His group uses mass spectrometry based high throughput quantitative proteomics, natural product chemistry, cell biology, animal model, stem cell, and modern biology approach to find the target, to develop novel drugs and elucidate its mode of action against cancer and other metabolic disorders such as diabetes. We are investigating the efficacy of various natural and synthetic metabolites on melanoma, retinoblastoma, leukemia, and lung cancer using in vitro and in vivo method including animal model. Further, investigating the molecular basis for Cell adhesion, AKT signaling and tyrosine kinase associated cancer progression and response and resistance to targeted therapy in these cancers is in progress in my lab.

Leiming Xia
Department of Hematology
Anhui Medical University
Dr. Leiming Xia is an Attending Physician in the Department of Hematology, The fourth affiliated hospital of Anhui Medical University, China. He completed his Ph.D. in Immunology and MS in Hematology from the Anhui Medical University China.

Dharmendra Kumar Yadav
College of Pharmacy
Gachon University of Medicine and Science
(South Korea)
Dharmendra Kumar Yadav was born in Deoria (U.P.), India. He has completed his PhD in, Biological Science from CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, India and postdoctoral studies from Hanyang University Korea and University of Delhi, India. Presently, he is working as Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of NRF project (Korea) in College of Pharmacy in Gachon University, Korea. He has recipient of 2014 Young Scientist award from the SERB, Science and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi. He had worked as Young Scientist at All India Institute of Medical Science Jodhpur, India. He has published more than 55 papers in reputed journals, 03 Book Chapter and US Patent. He is continuing his research in atomic level molecular simulation of Plasma Medicine, Computer-Aided Drug Design, Molecular Modelling and Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Biological networks etc. He is one of the Editorial members and reviewer of in many prestigious journals. He also has received several awards and honors in research career.

Yu Yu
Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular, Xinhua Hospital, School of Medicine
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Dr. Y. Yu started her career as an Associate Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014, then continued it at Xinhua Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University since 2016. Her current research focuses on studying the molecular mechanism of cardiovascular disease or the genetic pathogenesis of congenital heart disease. She has published 59 articles in Chinese core journals and SCI Journals, such as J Clin Invest., Nat. Commun., Circ Res., EbioMedicine, J Bio Chem. and so on. Also, she had applied for 2 patents.

Bin Yu
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Zhengzhou University
Dr. Bin Yu obtained his B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China in 2010 and 2012, respectively and then continued his doctoral work at the same university in 2012. As a visiting PhD student, he carried out his doctoral research work in the chemistry department, University of Cambridge (02/2014-02/2016), and obtained his PhD degree in July, 2016. His research interests mainly focus on chemistry driven drug discovery. Since 2016, he has been working at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ZZU and then promoted to a Professorship in 2020. He has contributed over 100 papers in international peer reviewed journals, two book chapters and 17 patents.

Guo-Ping Zhou
Rocky Mount Life Sciences Institute
Guangxi Academy of Sciences
Dr. Guo-Ping Zhou is currently a Distinguished Professor of Gordon Life Science Institute, USA. He is also an Adjunct Professor of several academics in the United States and China. Dr. Zhou received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California at Davis, and completed his postdoctoral training at Stanford University and Harvard University, respectively. Dr. Zhou has successfully introduced the elegant wenxiang diagrams to elucidate the mechanisms of the coiled-coil proteins, protein- lipids, protein-DNA interactions, and prion protein misfolding observed by NMR. Meanwhile, he has also published many papers in Bioinformatics. His current research interests focus on the investigation into the intrinsic relationship between the functions and structures of polysialyltransferases, the suggested targets in metastatic cancer. In addition, As an Editorial Board Member or the invited Guest Editor, Dr. Zhou has also edited some special issues on structural biology for several influential scientific journals such as Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, Current Medicinal Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Amino Acids, and as well as Protein & Peptide Letters.

Josué de Moraes
Núcleo de Pesquisa em Doenças Negligenciadas
Universidade Guarulhos
Dr. Moraes obtained a doctorate in Biotechnology from the University of São Paulo and a post- doctoral degree in Parasitology. He is Professor of Parasitology and Infectious Diseases at Guarulhos University since 2016 where he is also the founding Director of the Center for Neglected Diseases Research. His research interests are antiparasitic drug discovery, with particular emphasis on helminthiasis. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and 10 patents. He is a member of the Brazilian Society of Parasitology and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Legislative Chamber.


Jia Zhou
Chemical Biology Program
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
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