G. Grande Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli” IRCCS Rome (Italy)
Dr Giuseppe Grande is MD, Endocrinologist and Ph.D. in “Sciences of nutrition, metabolism, aging and gender disease”. He has attended the 2nd level master in “Andrology and Reproductive Medicine” and the post-graduate courses in "Reproductive andrology", "Andrology and Reproductive Medicine" and in "New technologies in molecular medicine”. Dr. Grande works at the Fondazione Policlinico “A. Gemelli” IRCCS, Rome at the International Scientific Institute (ISI) for the study of human fertility and infertility. He is author of 27 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals. His research activity is focused in studying the translational applications of clinical proteomics in endocrinology and in reproduction.
S.N. Gummadi Indian Institute of Technology-Madras Chennai (India)
Dr. Sathyanarayana N. Gummadi is currently working as a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, India. He received his PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1999. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in well-reputed international journals. Besides, he has published 6 chapters, 4 books and has presented his work in 44 international conferences and 16 national conferences. His research expertise includes: a) Bioprocess development for production of industrial metabolites: enzymes, biopolymers, ethanol, glycerol and polyols; Statistical design of experiments and bioprocess optimization, b) Recombinant protein production: Cloning and overexpression of human phospholipid scramblases (I-IV), c) Protein purification: Purification of recombinant proteins and industrial enzymes, d) Biodegradation: Microbial and enzymatic degradation of caffeine in food products and effluents, and e) Membrane biochemistry: Understanding the molecular mechanism of membrane biogenesis in eukaryotes (biogenic membrane flippases and scramblases).
J. Halper Augusta University Augusta, GA (USA)
Dr. Jaroslava Halper is a Professor of Pathology with appointments in the College of Veterinary Medicine
and the Medical Partnership, both at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA USA. Dr. Halper obtained her
MD degree from the University of Toronto and PhD in experimental pathology from University of
Minnesota. She did residency in anatomic pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY)
and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Most of her research is focused on growth factors, tissue repair and
tendon disorders. She was the first one to describe granulin/progranulin growth factor (as transforming
growth factor e). More recently, her research turned to so called equine degenerative suspensory
ligament desmitis, a progressive chronic disorder leading to lameness and pain in horses. Her seminal
work showed that inappropriate accumulation of proteoglycans in connective tissues as the hallmark of
this disorder. Currently, her lab is working on further elucidation of this debilitating entity.
L.M. Kangussu Federal University of Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
Dr. Kangussu obtained his Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology from the Federal
University of Minas Gerais (2014) and then undertook postdoctoral fellowships at the
department of Physiology and Biophysics (2017) and Morphology (2019). Currently, he
is a full Professor at the department of Morphology of Federal University of Minas
Gerais. He has experience in Physiology, Pharmacology and Morphology. More
specifically, his research focuses on the following subjects: vasoactive peptides, renin-
angiotensin peptides, hypertension, cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative disease.
M.S. Khan Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology(CABB)- University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan)
Dr. Muhammad Sarwar Khan has a vibrant career in agriculture, education, and biotechnology and has earned his PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. The Rockefeller Foundation awarded him a prestigious fellowship under the Rice Biotechnology Program for Developing Countries to research at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. His research of first-of-its-kind was published in Nature Biotechnology. Dr Khan served as the founding group leader of Chloroplast Transformation and Biopharming, and head of Biotech Interdisciplinary Division at NIBGE, and is currently serving as the director of the Center of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Dr Khan has supervised more than 100 PhD candidates, MPhil students, and researchers. He has published more than 100 articles in high impact journals, including Nature, and is the author of several book chapters and books.
Q. Lin Center South University of Forestry and Technology Changsha (China)
Dr. Qinlu Lin obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2002) in Food Science from Hunan Agricultural University and then undertook postdoctoral fellowships at South China University of Technology (2003-2005). He also studied at Lund University in Sweden as a visiting scholar (1999-2000). Currently, he is a full Professor and Dean of the School of Food Science and Engineering of Center South University of Forestry and Technology. He is also the Director of National Engineering Laboratory for Rice and By-product Process. He is experienced in Food Science, Protein Chemistry and Molecular Nutrition. Notably, Dr. Lin has authored more than 300 articles, having over 1000 total citations. In addition, he holds more than 30 patents and has published five academic monographs.
K. Tao Zhejiang University Hangzhou (China)
Dr. Kai Tao is an Associate Professor at Biomimetic Integrating & Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. He completed his PhD in Bionanotechnology from China University of Petroleum, China. Dr. Tao’s research interests include design, synthesis of amyloid-like short peptides, and investigation of their self-assembly, investigation of the mechanism underlying peptide biomimetic synthesis and stabilization of Pt nanocrystals, investigation of peptide non-template-based assembly of Pt nanocrystals and their selective wetting behaviours at interfaces, investigation of peptides template-based 1-D assembly of Pt nanocrystals and their electrocatalysis properties. He has published 33 peer-reviewed papers in various journal out of which he was the first author or co-first author of 18 papers.
D-Q. Wei Shanghai Jiaotong University Shanghai (China)
Currently serves as the deputy head, Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, editor-in-Chief, “Interdisciplinary Sciences- Computational Life Sciences”. Prof. Wei’s research is in the general field of bioinformatics with more than 250 journal papers, 9 monographs with 5000 SCI citations and an H factor of 45, made some ground breaking research works in theoretical and molecular simulations of liquids and biological systems.
Prof. Ben M. Dunn Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL (USA) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Distinguished Professor Ben M. Dunn received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1971 and did postdoctoral work at the National Institutes of Health from 1971-1974. He joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1974 and moved through the ranks to his current title. He served as President of the American Peptide Society from 2011-2013 and was President of the International Proteolysis Society. He is the Editor-in-Chief of two Bentham journals, Protein and Peptide Letters, for research reports and mini-reviews, and Current Protein and Peptide Science, which publishes exclusively review papers.