S.J.R. Bonatto Faculdades Pequeno Príncipe e Instituto de Pesquisa Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Curitiba Brazil
A. Bondarenko Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology Kiev Ukraine Biography
Biography of A. Bondarenko
Dr. Alexander Bondarenko is a Cardiovascular Physiologist with special interests in the transendothelial ion transport, its pharmacology, and pathophysiology, vascular cannabinoids signaling mitochondrial ion channels. Following the completion of Ph.D. studies at the Institute of Physiology, NAS of Ukraine, he received post-doctoral education and training at the New York University Medical Center, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Health Science Center and the Medical University of Graz, Austria. Currently, he is a group leader at the Circulatory Physiology Dept, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology in Kiev, Ukraine. Dr. Bondarenko has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
C.S. Branco University of Caxias do Sul Caxias do Sul Brazil Biography
Biography of C.S. Branco
PhD in Health Applied Biotechnology, University of Caxias do Sul Postgraduate Program with Sandwich Doctorate (2015) at the University of Toronto - UofT / Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Canada. Master in Biotechnology (2012) and graduated in Biological Sciences, Degree and Bachelor (2009) from the same University. She is a researcher at the Laboratory of Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants, Institute of Biotechnology - UCS, acting in the areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with emphasis on redox metabolism, mitochondrial modulation, cell culture and natural products. She is a professor at the University of Caxias do Sul acting in the undergraduate courses in the area of Life Sciences and Technology (UCSTec), and a collaborator of the Postgraduate Program in Biotechnology.
M. Cabeza Autonomous Metropolitan University Mexico City Mexico Biography
Biography of M. Cabeza
Marisa Cabeza has been a researcher and professor at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco since 1976. She was born in Mexico City, where she got her Ph.D. degree in Basic Biomedical Research in 1995 at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City. She is the author of many publications in international journals, of five books, as well as many book chapters related to hormones. Dr. Cabeza has focused her research in the field of the biological effects of new steroidal compounds, which have been synthesized by the group, which Dr. Cabeza co-directs. This research aims to find potential antiandrogenic drugs with therapeutic use to improve diseases such as benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostate cancer.
G. Caramori Università degli Studi di Messina Messina Italy Biography
Biography of G. Caramori
Gaetano Caramori, MD, PhD, Full Professor in Respiratory Medicine, at the Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Odontoiatriche e delle Immagini Morfologiche e Funzionali (BIOMORF), University of Messina, Italy (www.unime.it). Head of the Pulmonology Unit at the University Hospital Gaetano Martino of Messina, Italy (www.polime.it) and the Specialization School in Respiratory Diseases of the University of Messina, Italy (www.unime.it). Gaetano Caramori is, from the 2001, Honorary Staff at the Airway Disease Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of London, UK. Gaetano Caramori has reached an H index=46. He is currently between the 300 Top Italian Scientists & Academics in Clinical Sciences using an independent ranking obtained on the basis of the Google Scholar database. He has published 158 articles in International Scientific peer-reviewed indexed Journals, including all the major Journals of the Respiratory System and The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet and Nature Medicine.
S. Cayli Yildirim Beyazit University Ankara Turkey Biography
Biography of S. Cayli
Dr. Sevil Cayli is a Professor in Histology and Embryology at Medical School of Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey. She received her MSc degree (2001) in Histology and Embryology from Akdeniz University, Turkey and her Ph.D. degree (2008) in Anatomy and Cell Biology from Justus Liebig University, Germany. She worked in Yale University School of Medicine, Sperm Physiology laboratory, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Connecticut, USA between 2002 and 2003. In 2010, she was appointed to an assistant professor in Histology and Embryology department at Gaziosmanpasa University, Turkey. In 2013, she received her associate professor degree in Histology and Embryology department at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey. She has been a full professor since 2017 at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey where she teaches Histology and Embryology. Her research interests include male reproductive system, Sertoli and Leydig cell, human placentation. She has authored/co-authored over 45 publications and has published 2 books.
M. Crider Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL USA Biography
Biography of M. Crider
Dr. A. Michael Crider is Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry from University of Kentucky in 1975. Since 2004, he is Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Associate Dean for Research, School of Pharmacy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville. Dr. Crider is currently Adjunct Professor at Department of Chemistry, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and also Adjunct Professor in Department of Pharmacology, Southern Illinois University Medical School, Springfield, Illinois.
K. Dzierzbicka Gdańsk University of Technology Gdansk Poland Biography
Biography of K. Dzierzbicka
K. Dzierzbicka received a doctoral degree (PhD) and D.Sc. (habilitation). In 2014, she earned a title of Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University, Gdansk, Poland. She is a specialist in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, natural compounds and synthesis of peptides with potential use in cosmetics. She is involved in the synthesis of potential drugs with antineoplastic, antibacterial, immunostimulant and immunosuppressive activity. She has published 86 papers, 10 didactic academic scripts and polish patents.
M.M. ElHefnawi National Research Centre Cairo Egypt
S.V. Fedorovich National Belarus Academy of Sciences Minsk Belarus Biography
Biography of S.V. Fedorovich
Fedorovich Sergei Victorovich, leading scientist, PhD, assistant professor. I was graduated in
1992 from biochemistry department, biological faculty of Belarussian State University. In 1994 I
started my PhD fellowship in Institute of Photobiology NASB under supervision of Prof.
Sergei Konev. I got a PhD in biophysics. Title of my thesis was ‘Role of low pHo in biophysics
mechanisms of CNS cells damage.’ I was trained in MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
Cambridge, UK. Also I was trained in different laboratories in France (INSERM UMR 641,
Faculty of medicine- sector north), Germany (Free University, Berlin), Italy (University of San-
Raffaele, Milan), Japan (National Institute of Physiological Sciences, Okazaki), Switzerland
(University of Lausanne, Lausanne) and The Netherlands (Twente University, Enschede).
My scientific interests deal with neurochemistry and biophysics.
Currently I am the author of 119 papers, including 64 full-text papers.I am member of editorial board ‘Res. Rev. Electrochem.’ и ‘Int. J. Neurol. Res.” I was also
reviewer ad hoc in 23 international and belorussian journals including Brain Res., PlosOne, J.
Neurosci. Res., Neurochem. Int., BMC Neurology, Neuroscience.
Z. Hou Wayne State University Detroit, MI USA Biography
Biography of Z. Hou
Dr. Hou Zhanjun’s principal research activities include research into membrane transport of folates, cancer drug discovery and development, basic preclinical studies of chemotherapy drug mechanisms and resistance, and translational studies of cancer with direct clinical application. He has been working in the area of folate and antifolate membrane transport and one-carbon metabolism for almost 15 years and has published extensively in these areas. In collaboration with Drs. L. Matherly and A. Gangjee, we have been developing novel folate-based therapeutics for cancer that selectively target folate receptors and/or proton-coupled folate transporter (both highly expressed in tumors) without substrate activity for reduced folate carrier (the major tissue folate transporter).
Dr. Rajeev Kharb is currently an Associate Professor and a Centre Head at Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India. He holds a doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences and has been teaching and guiding pharmaceutical research at university level and in pharmaceutical companies for 14.5 years. His publications include 33 research/review articles in reputed international journals along with 4 books to his credit.
B.X. Li Harbin Medical University Harbin China Biography
Biography of B.X. Li
Professor Bao-Xin Li is engaged in pharmacology and medicinal chemistry. She and
her research team mainly study the relationship between ion channels (mainly Herg potassium ion channel) and cardiovascular diseases, as well as explore new targets for drug therapy. She has published multiple research papers related to drug-induced acquired Long QT Syndrome (acLQTS) and the underlying hERG potassium ion channels mediated mechanisms as a corresponding author.
F.P. Martínez National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico City Mexico Biography
Biography of F.P. Martínez
Fernando D. Prieto-Martínez obtained his bachelor’s degree as Industrial
Pharmaceutical Chemist in 2014, from the National School of Biology of the
National Polytechnic Institute (ENCB, IPN; Mexico). His thesis focused on
the experimental validation of traditional medicine with plant extracts. That
same year he went to the School of Chemistry at National Autonomous
University (UNAM, Mexico), were he obtained his master’s Degree in
Chemistry. With a medicinal chemistry project, focused on chemoinformatic
characterization of epigenetic modulators. Currently, he continues at the
School of Chemistry to obtain his PhD., supervised by Dr. José L. Medina-
Franco. Focusing on BET bromodomains, to develop novel inhibitors of these targets with the use of in silico methods. His research interests include
molecular dynamics, chemoinformatics and natural products chemistry. He
has authored ten publications on peer reviewed journals and four book
T. Scior Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla
Puebla Mexico Biography
Biography of T. Scior
Dr. Thomas Scior received his PhD as German Pharmacist at the University of Tubingen in 1994. He did his Postdoctoral training at CNRS, Strasbourg, France and became a full tenure track Professor at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico. He pioneered the computational molecular laboratory at the Pharmacy Department. His research skills include Molecular Pharmacology, Computational Medicinal Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Bioinformatics. He has contributed his 60 scientific publications in different journals. He is also a member of different societies.
R. Sharma Integral University Lucknow India Biography
Biography of R. Sharma
Dr. Rolee Sharma graduated from Lucknow University, Lucknow, where she received M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry. She then earned her doctoral degree in Biochemistry from the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India in 2006. Thereafter, she joined the Department of Biosciences, Integral University, Lucknow, and is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Integral University. Her research interests lie in area of targeted drug delivery and innate responses leading to microbe recognition and host defense. Dr. Rolee has published more than 37 papers in reputed National and International journals and has five international patents in collaboration with Lupin Research Park, Pune
Ajay Vikram Singh Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems Stuttgart Germany
C. Wadsack Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Graz Austria Biography
Biography of C. Wadsack
Christian Wadsack is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Graz. From 2005-2009 he worked as a Scientific Assistant of Prof. Dr. U. Lang at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Medical University of Graz) on set- up and development of the ex vivo dual human placental perfusion laboratory. As a biochemist by training, his research interest focuses on understanding the contributing role of bioactive lipids on placental function to common and debilitating conditions of pregnancy e.g. gestational diabetes, obesity and preeclampsia.
Y. Yang Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Y. Yang
Dr. Yang is a lecturer of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Nanjing University
of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical
Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, USA in 2015 and did postdoctoral
training in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of
Toronto, Canada from 2018 to 2019. Her research work mainly focused on the
development of in vitro 3D tissue model using a microfluidic system in combination with
various spectrometry techniques for on-line detection and drug evaluation. Previously,
she developed multifunctional gold nanostructures towards improved therapeutic efficacy
in photodynamic therapy of cancer, and she also involved in the study of to characterizing
different aspects of brain functions using sophisticated electrophysiological and
spectrometric methods. Dr. Yang hosted 3 funded research grants, received 4 national-
wide rewards including New Jersey Hall of Fame inventor, and published 29 journal
papers, 2 book chapters, and 13 conference presentations.
R. Yin Jiangsu University Zhenjiang China Biography
Biography of R. Yin
Dr. Yin has always focused on the molecular mechanisms of tumor development and oncogenic angiogenesis since my PhD studies. Her recent work is focused on the regulation of miRNAs in oncogenic angiogenesis. Her recent research has already elucidated the pleiotropic effects of miRNAs on tumor by firstly demonstrating the regulation of the two miRNAs of the members of oncogenic miRNA clutster, miR-17-92a, which possessed ability of anti-angiogenesis, leading to tumor suppressing. Additionally, She has participated in the new drug research and development. Hence, she keeps interest in screening and optimizing antitumor macromolecules.
P. Zhang Tongji University School of Medicine Shanghai China Biography
Biography of P. Zhang
Dr. Pengfei Zhang is presently working at the Department of Central Laboratory, Shanghai Skin
Disease Hospital. He obtained his Ph.D. degree of Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2012 from
Zhejiang University, China. He received his Bachelor degree of Polymer Science from East China
University of Science and Technology in 2005 and Master degree of Material Engineering from
Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2008. After completion of his doctor studies, Dr. Pengfei Zhang
worked as a researcher at Changzheng Hospital, the Second Military Medical University.
His research interest focused on the development of novel Point-of-Care Test (POCT)
combination with functional nanoparticles (quantum dots, magnetic nanoparticles) as signal
amplification labels. Based on his research results, a highly sensitive fluorescent lateral flow
immunoassay is developed and industrialized for drug abuse detection. Recently, his research
interests are focusing on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) capture and detection using functional
nanomaterials and microfluidics.
Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS (29381 citations) Kings College University of Cambridge Cambridge UK Biography
Biography of Atta-ur-Rahman
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry (Cambridge University, 1968), has over 1,055 international publications including 210 books. He won the UNESCO Science Prize (1999) and was elected Fellow of Royal Society (London, 2006). He was conferred honorary doctorate degrees by many universities including Cambridge University and many others. Furthermore, Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, and the Austrian government honoured him with its high civil award “Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande" (2007). He is the only scientist from the Muslim world to be Foreign Fellow (“Academician”) of Chinese and Korean Academies of Sciences. The University of Technology Mara (UiTM), Malaysia, has established “Atta-ur-Rahman Institute of Natural Product Discovery” in his honour. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was the Federal Minister of Science and Technology of Pakistan, and he is Chairman of UN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation for UNESCAP region covering 62 countries.