M.M.E. Berekaa Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Dammam Saudi Arabia
H.N. Charoudeh Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Tabriz Iran Biography
Biography of H.N. Charoudeh
I studied Bachelor of physiotherapy and M.Sc of Anatomical sciences at the Joundishapour University of Ahwaz since 1998. My work as an instructor in Ardabil university of Medical Sciences and I was teaching theoretical and practical anatomy since February 2006. I awarded PhD grants and then attended Stem cell Center and Cell therapy, Lund University and I finished my PhD in Stem cell biology in 2010, for work on cellular and molecular pathways in early stages of NK cell development. I conducted with postdoctoral research with Dr. Martin Stern at Immunotherapy laboratory in Biomedicine Department at Basel University from 2010 to 2012. Afterword I received a faculty position in the Department of Anatomical sciences at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. My research is focused on the Haematopoietic cord blood Stem Cells to understand the lineage of lymphoid cells and also acute lymphoblastic leukemia to understand the normal cellular origin and perturbed genetics of leukaemic stem cells.
S-H. Chen National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Research Triangle Park, NC USA Biography
Biography of S-H. Chen
A research scientist in the Viral Vector Core in National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences (NIEHS/NIH), with a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology. Responsible for virus
production, titration, and validation, including lenti/retroviruses, adeno-associated virus (AAV),
Zika virus, Rabies-deltaG virus, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Human immunodeficiency
virus (HIV), Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV),
Influenza A virus, Adenovirus, and Sindbis virus. I am also developing new viral vector tools for
gene delivery both in vitro and in vivo. Due to eight years of research experience in
Neuropharmacology Group, led by Dr. Jau-Shyong Hong at NIEHS, I have a strong background
in investigating the role of the peripheral immune system in the pathology of mental disorders
and neurodegenerative diseases. I am specialized in design, development, and implementing
experiments to study neuron-glia interactions, neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and
T. Chen West China Hospital of Sichuan University Sichuan China Biography
Biography of T. Chen
Taolin Chen is currently an Associate Professor in West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Sichuan, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2012 in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience from Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. Professor Chen is an expert in the field of psychoradiology in Huaxi MR Research Center (HMRRC) at department of radiology in West China Hospital of Sichuan University. His publications mainly focus on artificial intelligence in psychoradiology, psychiatric imaging pharmacogenomics, genetical imaging, brain connectomics and neural dynamics of emotional regulation and cognitive control, and individual differences.
T. Froukh Philadelphia University Amman Jordan Biography
Biography of T. Froukh
Dr. Tawfiq Froukh is currently an Associate Professor of molecular genetics at Philadelphia University in Jordan. He earned his bachelor and master degrees at the University of Jordan in 1998 and 2001 respectively and his PhD from the University of Bremen in 2007. He obtained grants for his education at all levels from the ministry of higher education in Jordan, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)/Germany, and the Fulbright/USA. He is interested in identifying the genes and the mutations causing rare diseases especially the neurodevelopmental in consanguineous families in the Middle East using massively parallel sequencing and genome wide analyses.
V.K. Garg Government Medical College & Hospital Chandigarh India
W. Gong Beijing Key Laboratory of New Techniques of Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Institute for Tuberculosis Research Beijing China Biography
Biography of W. Gong
Dr. Wenping Gong completed his Bachelor from Wuhan University in 2010. He further obtained PhD from Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Beijing, China. He has been serving as an Assistant Professor at the 8th Medical Center of Chinese PLA General Hospital. He has also been recognized with awards such as Young Scholar Award of Beijing Association of Immunology, Editor of the Journal of Bacteriology and Vaccine Research, Reviewer of Journal of Infection and Public Health, Reviewer of Biotechnol Appl Biochem, Best Paper Award of Academy of Military Medical Sciences and many other awards. He has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals.
M.-H. Li Baotou Medical University Inner Mongolia China Biography
Biography of M.-H. Li
Min-hui Li was graduated from Inner Mongolia medical college with a major in phytochemistry in 2005 and obtaining doctor’s degree in pharmacognosy from Peking union medical college in 2008. He has been engaged in the protection of Mongolian traditional medicine resources, content determination of Mongolian crude drugs, molecular biological identification, quality control and safety evaluation of Mongolian medicines. Since 2008, he has published more than 180 papers in domestic and foreign journals, of which 50 articles have been indexed by SCI.
P. Liu Jiangxi Agricultural University Nanchang China Biography
Biography of P. Liu
Ping Liu, Doctor, Professor, Masters Tutor, University student innovation and Entrepreneurship Tutor, Now working at Jiangxi Provincial Key Laboratory for Animal Health, Institute of Animal Population Health, College of Animal Science and Technology, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Jiangxi province, China. Currently he is the director of the Chinese society of animal husbandry and veterinary internal medicine, the director of the Chinese society of animal husbandry and veterinary surgery, a member of the Jiangxi provincial society of cell biology. His research focuses on the diagnosis of molecular biological diseases and animal nutritional and metabolic diseases in clinical veterinary medicine.
Xiangyang Liu is currently a Senior Scientist in T3 Bioscience LLC, Mequon, WI, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2008 in Physical Chemistry from East China University of Science and Technology, China. His research interests are 1) Isolation, purification and structure elucidation of bioactive natural products from microorganisms as therapeutic agents against various diseases; 2) Identification of biosynthetic gene cluster by microbial genome mining and heterologous expression; creation of high quality microbial natural product library for high throughput screening.
R. Mestril Loyola University Chicago Center for Translational Research and Education Maywood, IL USA Biography
Biography of R. Mestril
Dr. Ruben Mestril did his Undergraduate studies (Biochemistry) at the University of Havana, Havana, CUBA in 1973. He also did his Undergraduate studies (chemistry) at St.Thomas University, Miami, Florida in 1981. Later in 1986, he obtained his PhD (Biochemistry) at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. Since 2007, he is working as a Professor of Physiology & Medicine in Loyola University Chicago, HSC.
M.S.C. Ramos Universidade Federal do ABC Santo André Brazil Biography
Biography of M.S.C. Ramos
Marcela Sorelli Carneiro Ramos graduated in Biomedicine from the University of Santo Amaro (2001) and completed his Ph.D. (2006) and Post-Doctorate (2008) in the Department of Cell Biology and Development of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo. The researches in this period addressed the role of the Renin-Angiotensin System in the development of thyroid hormone-promoted cardiac hypertension, the genetic alterations in the overall expression of gene expression. Currently, Associate Professor at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC), developing the line of research on the impact of the inflammatory response and immune system on the cardiovascular changes observed without cardiorenal syndrome. Has experience in the areas of cell biology, molecular biology, cardiovascular physiology, inflammation and renal failure. It has scientific projects with funding from FAPESP (Foundation for Research of State of São Paulo) and CNPq (Government support). Between 2015 and 2018, he was a Provost for Research of UFABC.
R. Sharma University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA United States Biography
Biography of R. Sharma
Dr. Sharma has been studying end-organ failure and inflammation in systemic autoimmune diseases for 15 years. His recent work has identified novel pathways for homeostasis of T-regulatory (Treg) cells leading to generation of a novel propriety reagent (US patent granted, 2017), which inhibits inflammation and induced a regenerative program in the kidneys and pancreas utilizing both immune-dependent and independent mechanisms showing persistent remission in preclinical studies on autoimmune (lupus nephritis and type-1 diabetes) and inflammatory diseases (acute kidney injury and diabetic nephropathy). His laboratory also studies the role of checkpoint inhibitors in Treg function and metabolism. Their group is validating these pathways in acute kidney injury in cardiac surgery patients. His laboratory also investigates the contribution of defective clearance of extra-nuclear DNA in loss of tolerance and autoimmunity. His laboratory is supported by awards from NIH and non-profit foundations. His graduate work was the first in the history of Indian Biotechnology to be translated for production of protein pharmaceuticals, is in use for patient care and was awarded the National Technology Award by the Government of India. Dr. Sharma serves on review committees for Veterans administration and National Institutes of Health and is on the editorial board of Frontiers in Pharmacology - Renal, Modern Research in Inflammation and Advances in Medicine-Immunology. As an educator he is the course director of Immunology for the UVA School of Medicine's next generation curriculum.
H. Yu Central South University Hunan China Biography
Biography of H. Yu
Currently, Dr. Yu has been working at Hackensack University Medical Center since 2017. He and his team focus on stem cell and immune cell therapy for diabetes and cancer. Meanwhile, they made a contribution to the fields by discovery of noncoding RNAs and mitochondria involved in the development of cancer and diabetes. He has published more than 20 papers.
X. Zhan Central South University Changsha China
W-D. Zhao China Medical University Shenyang China Biography
Biography of W-D. Zhao
Zhao Weidong is currently working as a Professor at the China Medical University of Life Sciences. He received his PhD in Cell Biology from the China Medical University in 2004. He worked as a Researcher at the National Institutes of Health/Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NIH/NINDS) from 2011 to 2015. He is also the Deputy Director of the Department of Developmental Cell Biology, School of Life Sciences, and conducts research work relying on the Key Laboratory of Medical Cell Biology of the Ministry of Education and the Key Laboratory of Cell Biology of the Health Commission. The research direction of Dr Weidong’s group is Neural - vascular microenvironment homeostasis and central nervous system diseases. He has published more than 30 SCI papers in distinguished journals.
Y. Zhou Central South University Changsha China Biography
Biography of Y. Zhou
I am an ophthalmologist as well as a research assistant professor at the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University. I got my Ph.D. degree from Kyushu University (Japan) in 2016. My research interest is focusing on the functions and mechanisms of macrophages, inflammatory cytokines and non-coding RNAs in retinal/choroidal neovascular diseases. Our research team is belong to Hunan Clinical Research Center of Ophthalmic Disease, which is one of the best labs in ophthalmic research in Central China region.
Andras Guttman University of Pannonia Veszprém Hungary Biography
Biography of Andras Guttman
Dr. András Guttman, is a Professor of Translational Glycomics at the Research Institute for Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering at University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary. He is also heading of the Horváth Csaba Memorial Laboratory of Bioseparation Sciences in University of Debrecen (Hungary), and leading the separation - application efforts at Sciex (Brea, CA, USA). Dr Guttman’s work is mainly focused on capillary electrophoresis, microfluidics and their hyphenation to mass spectrometry for glycomics and glycoproteomics analysis of samples of biomedical and biopharmaceutical interests. Prof Guttman has over 300 scientific publications, 35 book chapters, edited 4 textbooks and holds 23 patents.