R.E. Cachau Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Frederick, Maryland USA Biography
Biography of R.E. Cachau
Dr. Raul Cachau is a Senior Principal Scientist at the Advanced Biomedical Computational Science group, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, in Frederick, Maryland, USA. His current research interest involves the characterization of new chemistries and advanced materials for biomedical applications, and the study of the molecular mechanisms involved in virus maturation and immune response. Dr. Cachau received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of La Plata for research he performed on virus structure analysis and membrane transport mechanisms. He did post-doctoral studies at the University of Uppsala Biomedical Center and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Biophysics prior to joining the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Cachau has authored or co-authored over 120 publications, structures, patents and book chapters.
R.A. Cohan Pasteur Institute of Iran Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of R.A. Cohan
Reza Ahangari Cohan is associate professor of pharmaceutical biotechnology at the Nanobiotechnology Department, Section of New Technologies Research Group, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Iran. His studies focus on design, development, and quality control of therapeutic proteins and peptides using bioinformatics, genetic engineering, and chemical approaches.
B. Furtula University of Kragujevac Kragujevac Serbia Biography
Biography of B. Furtula
Dr. Boris Furtula is currently working as an Associate Professor (teaches various courses in the field of theoretical and computer chemistry) in PMF Kragujevac. His research interests include chemical graph theory, chemoinformatics, chemometrics and and mathematical chemistry. He obtained his Ph.D. in mathematical chemistry from the Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac.
J-Y. Le Questel University of Nantes Nantes France Biography
Biography of J-Y. Le Questel
Dr. Le Questel is Professor of Physical Chemistry since 2006. He is presently the head
of the “ModEling and Spectroscopy” (ModES) group of the CEISAM laboratory
(UMR CNRS 6230) of Nantes University. His research has been focussed on the
elucidation and quantification of molecular interactions (in particular hydrogen and
halogen bonding) geometries and energies through experimental methods (IR
spectrometry, structural database analyses) and computational chemistry
calculations, with a particular emphasis on the analysis of the properties of small–
molecule biological ligands. In recent years, his works have been dedicated to (i) the
investigation of the effects of fluorine introduction on organic molecules
physicochemical properties through quantum chemistry calculations (ii) the study of
protein‐ligand interactions (especially neonicotinoids‐nicotinic acetylcholine
receptors (nAChRs)) and protein‐protein interactions, through a wide range of
molecular modeling methods, from molecular docking to hybrid (QM/QM’)
G. Mariappan St Mary‟s College of Pharmacy Secunderabad India Biography
Biography of G. Mariappan
Dr. Gurusamy Mariappan obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2013) in Medicinal Chemistry from University of North Bengal, Siliguri, India. Dr. Mariappan is currently Associate Professor at St Mary’s College of Pharmacy, Secunderabad, India. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of organic synthesis, synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, antioxidant activity, natural product chemistry, cancer research, etc. Dr. Mariappan, as an author/co-author, has published more than 20 articles in various reputed journals.
G. Selvaraj Henan University of Technology Zhengzhou P.R. China
O. Stefanovic University of Kragujevac Kragujevac Serbia Biography
Biography of O. Stefanovic
Olgica Stefanović is currently an assistant professor of Microbiology at Department of
Biology and Ecology of Faculty of Science, Kragujevac, Serbia. In 2012, she obtained PhD
degree in Biology at University of Kragujevac, Republic of Serbia. She has participated in
several funded research projects in the fields of Antibacterial agents. She is the author/co-
author of 45 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 3 book chapters, and 28
communications in scientific conferences. She is a supervisor of several Master's and PhD
theses. Dr Stefanović research interests are human pathogenic and food-borne bacteria,
bacterial biofilms, as well as testing of antibiofilm and antimicrobial effects and synergistic
effects of new alternative agents such as synthesized chemical compounds and natural plant
extracts and evaluation of their mode of action.