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.
K.C. Héberger Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest Hungary Biography
Biography of K.C. Héberger
Károly Héberger received his Ph.D. in 1981 “summa cum laude.” In his early carrier, he investigated liquid phase oxidation (radical) processes and determined rate constants by kinetic ESR spectroscopy. Later, he studied Quantitative - structure-activity (property) relationships. QSAR, QSPR, and QSRR. Now, he deals with chemometrics: multivariate data evaluation techniques, principal component analysis, stepwise linear regression, partial least squares regression, variable selection, model building and validation, pattern recognition (supervised and unsupervised), classification of food products, clustering, method comparison, and ranking, etc. His scientific results were presented in more than 160 papers (including book chapters) and more than 300 lectures (or posters). He is the Editor in the Journal of Chemometrics (Wiley) since 2018 November, an Editorial Board member of eight journals and Guest Editor of several journals as well. His research interests include Chemometrics; Data evaluations in chromatography, Method comparisons, modeling and validation, clustering, and ranking.
H.S. Jayanthan Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN USA
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.
D.F.S. Paschoal Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Biography
Biography of D.F.S. Paschoal
Dr. Diego Fernando da Silva Paschoal is an Adjunct Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Campus UFRJ-Macaé, since December 2015. He has received Licentiate and Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) and PhD in Chemistry by UFJF. He has experience in the adjustment and development of atomic basis sets, calculation of spectroscopic constants, (hyper) polarizabilities, reaction path studies with emphasis on the reactions of Pd, Pt and Au complexes with anticancer potential, theoretical potential reduction, in the calculation of properties related to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and in calculations with the inclusion of relativistic effects. He has also been active in studies of molecular docking and molecular dynamics aiming at the search for new antivirals. His greater focus is on conjugated organic molecules with push-pull groups and complexes of technetium, palladium, iridium, platinum and gold.
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.
Subhash C. Basak University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, MN USA Biography
Biography of Subhash C. Basak
Dr. Subhash C. Basak, a Senior Scientist and Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, has more than 40 years of experience in mathematical /computational chemistry and computer aided drug design. His research areas include: Development of novel topological Indices; hierarchical quantitative structure-activity relationship (HiQSAR); quantitative molecular similarity analysis (QMSA); tailored QMSA; descriptors of DNA/ RNA sequences; mathematical proteomics; chirality indices of chemicals; differential QSAR; mathematical nanotoxicoproteomics. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Calcutta. Dr. Basak has published 268 research articles and has co-edited two books: 1) Advances in Mathematical Chemistry and Applications (Elsevier & Bentham) and 2) Statistical and Machine Learning Approaches for Network Analysis (Wiley). He is a member of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry.