M.A. Kamal King Abdulaziz University Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
Dr. Mohammad Amjad Kamal is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the King Fahd Medical Research Center (KFMRC), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he was full Professor from March 2011 to March 2013, and led a highly productive and collaborative research team. Dr. Kamal's biochemical research has culminated in more than 250 publications in internationally respected journals, and 64 abstracts at international conferences. His research involves ongoing collaborations with numerous international scientific teams and, as an example among many successful projects, was pivotal in supporting the development of novel experimental drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease from conception in the laboratory to the clinic with his longtime collaborator Dr. Nigel H. Greig (Chief, Drug Design & Development Section, Translational Gerontology Branch, NIA, NIH, USA).
F.C. da Silva Universidade Federal Fluminense Niterói (Brazil)
Dr. Fernando de Carvalho da Silva holds a degree in Industrial Chemistry from Universidade Federal Fluminense (2002) and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Universidade Federal Fluminense (2007). He attended postdoctoral studies at the University of Aveiro (2007-2008) and at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2008-2009). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal Fluminense at the Institute of Chemistry at the Department of Organic Chemistry. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the Revista Virtual de Química, Editorial Board Member of Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, Current Organic Chemistry and member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Chemical Society. He is a young scientist of the State (FAPERJ) since 2014 and an affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences 2016-2020 edition. He has experience in Organic Chemistry, with emphasis on Organic Synthesis, working mainly on the following topics: coumarins, carbohydrates, heterocycles, diazocompostos, triazoles and quinones.
Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki (Greece) Biography
Biography of Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina
Prof. D. Hadjipavlou-Litina received her Ph.D. in Pharmacy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece under the supervision of Prof. P.N. Kourounakis. She was promoted to full professor in 2009. Her research interests involve synthesis and pharmacochemical studies on anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents, on inhibitors of enzymes implicated in the inflammation and in the coagulation process in general, as well as the correlation of inflammation with cancer, the theoretical and experimental calculation of physicochemical parameters implicated in biological response, the relationship between structure and activity (use of Computational Chemistry in Drug Design) and analysis and comparative study of Quantitative Structure/Activity Relationships (QSAR) of various categories of drugs and bioactive molecules with the aim of commercially available calculation programs. Her research has resulted in the publication of over 210 peer-reviewed articles, over 5400 citations. She is in the editorial board of 7 journals and the editor in two. She has been awarded by the American Chemical Society twice for most assessed research published papers (Hadjipavlou-Litina D, Garg R, Hansch C. Chem. Rev. 2004, 104(9): 3751-94; Michaelidou AS, Hadjipavlou-Litina D. Chem. Rev. 2005,105(9): 3235-71).