N. Adhikari Jadavpur University Kolkata India Biography
Biography of N. Adhikari
Mr. Nilanjan Adhikari completed his B. Pharm. (2007) and M. Pharm. (2009) from Jadavpur
University, Kolkata. He was a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) of University Grants Commission
(UGC), New Delhi, India and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi,
India and performed his research studies in Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur
University, Kolkata, India. He was awarded Ph.D. in 2018 from Jadavpur University. He served
as an assistant professor in Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
(GNIPST), Kolkata from 2009-2012. He also acted as a visiting faculty of Jadavpur University,
Kolkata during 2014-2015. He also served as an assistant professor in School of Pharmaceutical
Technology, Adamas University, Kolkata from 2018-2019. Currently, he is a Research Associate
of CSIR, New Delhi, India and continuing his post-doctoral research in Dept. of Pharm. Tech.,
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. His research area includes design and development of small
molecule anticancer and antiviral agents, drug designing of different bioactive molecules through
rigorous computational modeling studies and large scale structure-activity relationship (SAR)
analysis. He has already published more than 70 research and review articles in different peer-
reviewed journals as well as 7 book chapters. Apart from research activities, he has fond of
composing music, writing poetry and sonnets, reading books on different aspects of modern
science and technology as well as gardening.
K. Al Azzam Al-Ghad International College for Applied Medical Sciences Riyadh Saudi Arabia
A.K. Baltaci Selcuk University Konya Turkey Biography
Biography of A.K. Baltaci
Abdülkerim Kasim Baltaci is the Head of the Physiology Department at Selcuk University, Medical Faculty, Department of Physiology, Konya, Turkey. He received Ph.D. In Medical Physiology from Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine in 1993. He has published 159 articles in international journals whereas 34 articles in national journals. His main expert areas include Trace elements; Trace elements in nutrition and metabolism; Trace elements and free radicals; Trace elements and endocrine system; Trace elements and exercise; Pinealgland and zinc and cancer; Pinealgland and leptin and zinc and nutrition; Pinealgland and leptin and zinc and reproduction; Resveratrol and nutrition and exercise; Resveratrol and trace elements and Zinc transporter proteins.
M. Bhat King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of M. Bhat
Dr. Maqsood Ahmad Bhat obtained Ph. D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, New Dehli. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, King Saud University, Riyadh. He is an expert Reviewer of Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Bio-organic Medicinal Chemistry letters, Medicinal Chemistry Research and Letters in Drug Design Delivery. He has been recognized with awards such as GATE fellowship by UGC, Govt. of India.
Y. Chen National Defense Medical Center Taipei Taiwan Biography
Biography of Y. Chen
Ying Chen is currently a Professor at the Department of Biology and Anatomy, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, ROC. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, National Taiwan University, ROC. Her research interests include Investigation the mechanism of metastasis and apoptosis in the glioblastoma cells, the effect of uremia toxin on muscle cells and investigation mechanism of metastasis in the bladder cells. Besides, she has published 30 articles in different scientific journals.
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
S.E. Enderami Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences Sari Iran
A.G. Kraut University of Manitoba Winnipeg Canada Biography
Biography of A.G. Kraut
Allen Gerald Kraut is currently working as a Medical Director at the Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, Winnipeg Regional, Health Authority Integrated Sites. He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. He is an Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine since August 1989. Besides, he has published 32 articles in different scientific journals.
A.S. Laganà University of Insubria Varese Italy Biography
Biography of A.S. Laganà
Antonio Simone Laganà was born in Reggio Calabria (Italy) on 8th May 1986. He is Deputy of the
Special Interest Group for Endometriosis & Endometrial Disorders (SIGEED) of the European Society
of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and Ambassador of the World Endometriosis
Society (WES); Member of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE); Member
of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI). Antonio Simone Laganà holds a master of
“Gynecological Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery” from the University of Pisa, developed an
intensive surgical training programme at the Univerzitetni Klinični Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and
obstetric/gynaecological ultrasound training at the Altamedica Main Centre in Rome, Italy.
A.M.D. Lanza Alcalá University Barcelona Spain Biography
Biography of A.M.D. Lanza
Dr. Ana María Díaz Lanza is a Professor of Pharmacognosy, Phytotherapy and Pharmacology at University of Alcala de Henares (UAH), Madrid, Spain. Since 1979, she participates in university teaching at graduate and postgraduate levels, and in diverse courses organized by public and private entities. At UAH, she is a member of two research groups: 1. Phase zero trials of antineoplastic drugs and 2. New antitumoral drugs: Toxic action on leukemic cells. Dr. Diaz Lanza has directed 15 doctoral dissertations (7 of them with international mention), 36 different scientific works (final degree / master projects, etc.) and she has been awarded 22 project grants, mostly as Principal Investigator. She has authored / co-authored 108 scientific papers (mainly Q1-Q2), 31 book chapters and 145 meeting communications (mostly international), that result in a H-index 19, RG score 32 and 1,300 citations. Moreover, Dr. Diaz Lanza is a research projects evaluator (FONCYT, FISS, ANEP), a reviewer in international journals and she was Visiting Professor at University Aix-Marseille II (France) on 6 occasions.
M. Leone Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging Naples Italy Biography
Biography of M. Leone
Dr. Marilisa Leone earned a MS degree in Chemistry from the University of Naples "Federico II" (Naples,
Italy) in 1999. In 2003 she gained a PhD in Chemical Sciences (Protein NMR) from the same University;
during her PhD training she spent over one year at the "Burnham Institute for Medical Research" (La Jolla,
CA, USA) and contributed to studies linked to NMR techniques in drug discovery and cancer relevant
proteins. Next, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow and a staff scientist at the same Institute (La Jolla, CA,
USA) from 2005 till 2009. In 2006 she was awarded the "ITALFARMACO PRIZE" of the Italian Chemical
Society for young researchers who conducted relevant studies in the field of the Chemistry of Biological
She is currently a Researcher at the "Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging" of the National Research
Council of Italy (IBB-CNR, Naples, Italy).
She is co-author of 70 manuscripts in international peer-reviewed journals. She is editorial board member
of the Nature Springer Journal "Scientific Reports" and of the MDPI journal "Molecules". Her research
interests include: NMR structural and interaction studies of protein binding modules (in particular Sam
domains); design and screening of libraries of small molecules for fragment-based drug discovery by NMR;
conformational analysis of peptides; structure-based drug-design.
D. Li Chinese Academy of Sciences Changchun China
P. Li Army Medical University Chongqing China
Z. Li Southwest University Chongqing China Biography
Biography of Z. Li
Li Zhi, is an associate professor, master's tutor from Chongqing City introduced high-level talents (2016). He graduated from Southwest University with a major in Biotechnology in 2006 and entered the Institute of Sericulture and Systems Biology of Southwest University in the same year to study for a master's degree. He graduated with a master's degree in 2009 and worked at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a research assistant. In 2011, he studied for a doctorate degree at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is mainly engaged in the research of antibacterial fibers, biomedical textiles and biological materials. After graduating in 2015, he returned to work at the School of Textiles and Clothing of Southwest University. He has chaired and participated in more than 10 projects such as the Chongqing Basic Science and Frontier Technology Research Project, the National Cocoon and Silk Development Fund Project, and the National Key Laboratory Open Project. Published more than 20 papers in academic journals at home and abroad.
B. Macchi University of Rome Tor Vergata Rome Italy Biography
Biography of B. Macchi
Dr. Beatrice Macchi is an Assistant Professor at Department of Chemical Science and Technology, University of Rome Tor Vergata. She did her Ph.D in Biological Science from University of Rome “La Sapienza" in 1979. Dr. Macchi has around 46 publications to her credit.
S. Mukherjee Kazi Nazrul University Asansol India
S. Munusamy Drake University Des Moines, IA USA Biography
Biography of S. Munusamy
My research interests are centered around investigating the mechanisms of chronic kidney diseases and renal cancer using pertinent in vitro and in vivo models. Specifically, my research is aimed at assessing the role of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling pathway on the maladaptive pathways such as endoplasmic reticulum stress, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, autophagy and apoptosis implicated in the etiology of chronic kidney diseases and renal cancer.
S. Muthusami Karpagam Academy of Higher Education Coimbatore India Biography
Biography of S. Muthusami
Dr. Sridhar Muthusami has completed his Ph.D in endocrinology in the year 2011 from University of
Madras, India. His doctoral study was aimed at delineating the molecular mechanism underlying the
anabolic actions of Cissus quadrangularis, indigenous herb believed to exert anabolic effects on bone.
After completing his Ph.D, he has joined for his Postdoctoral work at the department of Radiation
Oncology, Chungbuk National University, South Korea .He has worked on the role of Epidermal growth
factor/receptor signaling and its regulation of oncoprotein Fused Toes Homolog (FTS) in cervical cancer
cells from 2011 to 2014. Since 2015, he moved to the department of biochemistry, Karpagam Academy
of Higher Education (Deemed to be University) as Assistant Professor and working on Polycystic ovarian
syndrome and cancer biology.
M. Otero-Losada University of Buenos Aires Cardiological Research Institute Buenos Aires Argentina Biography
Biography of M. Otero-Losada
Dr. Matilde Otero-Losada graduated at the School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires (UBA) Argentina. She pursued her studies in Neuropharmacology getting her Sci. D. in Neuropharmacology and completing her Ph.D. in Psychiatry at the Wolverhampton University, WLV, UK. Her following studies in Psychometrics and Statistical Methods, Radio isotopes and Radiochemistry, Signal Processing and Microcomputers. She went to the University of California San Diego (UCSD) for training in human Psychophysics. She has contributed over 90 publications in prestigious journals indexed in PubMed, Embase and Scopus and book chapters authored, as a Senior Researcher of the National Research Council (Argentina), she customarily reviews manuscripts and is acknowledged for her scientific writing, and editing capacities.
H.S. Peng Minzu University of China Beijing China Biography
Biography of H.S. Peng
Dr. Hongshang Peng is presently working as a Professor in the School of Science, Minzu University of China, Beijing. In the year 2007, he obtained his Ph.D. in Optics from Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Optical Information, Ministry of Education, Institute of Optoelectronic Technology, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China. His research interests include (a) Luminescent nanosensors for 1O2, O2, pH, temperature, etc. (b) Phototherapy based on nanoparticles (c) Perovskite QDs.
V. Rakhshan Islamic Azad University Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of V. Rakhshan
Dr. Vahid Rakhshan is a Dental Doctor specialized in Dental Anatomy currently associated with the Dental Branch of Islamic Azad University, Iran. He was selected as the best researcher of the year at his faculty, 5 times in a row and was selected as the best young researcher of the year in Iran twice in a row. Dr. Rakhshan has reviewed more than 380 articles for mostly Pubmed- and/or ISI-indexed dental and medical journals, including renowned journals such as PLoS One, Biomarkers, American Journal of Orthodontics, Angle Orthodontist, European Journal of Orthodontics, Biological Trace Element Research, etc. He has published more than 80 scientific papers in well-reputed journals.
W. Ren College of Animal Sciences South China Agricultural University Guangzhou China Biography
Biography of W. Ren
Dr. Ren is a full-professor in the College of Animal Sciences, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. His research interest is immunometabolism and infection. He has published about 70 papers in journals like J Pineal Res, Mucosal Immunology, and Adv. Nutrition
K. Senthil Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women Coimbatore India
L.-D. Shao School of Chinese Materia Medica Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine Kunming China
N. Sharma Sant Baba Bhag Singh University Jalandhar India Biography
Biography of N. Sharma
Dr. Nisha Sharma is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical Sciences, Sant Baba Bhag Singh University, India. She received her PhD in Organic Chemistry from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India. She has an experience of 11 years of research and teaching. She is also a Coordinator at Department of Physical Sciences, SBBSU. Her area of research includes polymer chemistry biodegradation strategies for plastics synthesis, functionalization of natural and synthetic polymeric systems and drug delivery. She has published in numerous papers in national and international journals.
Y. Shi Chongqing Medical University Chongqing China Biography
Biography of Y. Shi
Prof. Shi is internationally recognized for his original contributions to the research on the role of
endogenous mediator of tumor necrosis factor and nitric oxide in neonatal diseases, non-invasive new
respiratory support mode of nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation for newborn infants [1-4]. Prof. Shi
has been Director, Department of Pediatrics, Daping Hospital/Professor of Pediatrics, Third Military Medical
University. He published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and reviews. Prof. Shi is Director of Department
of Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University. This Department is one of the biggest
center of neonatology in the world with 300 beds and over 10000 admissions of newborn infants per year. Prof.
Shi was elected President (2016-pres.) of Association of Pediatrics of PLA and Councilor (2018 – pres.) of the
Group of neonatology of CPMA. Prof. Shi has over 20 years of experience in the area of research on neonatal
diseases. He has strong experience in clinical trials. He also has expertise in translational research into clinical
studies, including neonatal neurological disease studies. His recent research directions include functional MRI
and PET on neonatal brain development and damage.
M. Storozhuk National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Kyiv Ukraine Biography
Biography of M. Storozhuk
Dr. Maksim Storozhuk is currently a Leading Research Scientist at A.A. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Maksim Storozhuk graduated from Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University (Biophysics) in 1986, received Ph.D. (Physiology) at the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Moscow, Russia in 1990. He continued his training as a postdoctoral fellow at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, U.S.A. and later at the Département de physiologie, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, Universite de Montréal, Québec, Canada. During this period Dr. Storozhuk mostly focused on modulation and plasticity of synaptic transmission in invertebrates as a basis of learning and memory. Later, he focused on modulation, plasticity and pharmacology of synaptic transmission between neurons of the mammalian brain. In particular, on plasticity of GABAeric synaptic transmission between hippocampal and neocortical neurons, role of acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) in modulation of GABAergic transmission. Dr. Maksim Storozhuk is a Coauthor of 38 works in Scopus Database. Since recently drug retargeting/repositioning becomes one of his scientific interests.
F. Subhan National University of Medical Sciences Rawalpindi Pakistan
R. Sundaram The Himalaya Drug Company Bengaluru India Biography
Biography of R. Sundaram
Dr. R. Sundaram has a leading team of scientists which focuses on Analytical sciences & Development Quality Assurance. He has expertise in the areas of phytopharmaceuticals, personal care, functional foods, and animal health products. The key activity of his team is to understand Global regulations and standards and ensure the product development meeting such global standards. His professional interest is in making their traditional medicines acceptable globally by using modern technologies and undertaking contemporary research in natural products. Dr. Sundaram has published more than 30 research papers in national and international journals. He has delivered about 25 lectures in national and international conferences. He has conducted workshops for Government officials from the Ministries of Health, Oman and Bahrain on Phyto-pharmaceuticals. Over 25 years of his research experience in the development and standardization of natural products, analytical and bioanalytical method development, validation, isolation and characterization of active/analytical markers, bio-activity guided fractionation studies and high throughput screening of natural products.
N. Todorović-Raković Institute for Oncolgy and Radiology of Serbia Belgrade Serbia Biography
Biography of N. Todorović-Raković
The main research interests of Dr. Nataša Todorović-Raković are cancer (breast cancer mainly, hormonally dependent and hormonally independent), expression of biomarkers including oncogenes and cytokines in different patient’s samples and their influence in the context of patient’s prognosis. She has published numerous articles in international medical journals and presentations also national and international meetings. She is a Member of European Organization for Research and Treatment (EORTC) and European Association for Cancer Research (EACR).
E. Vamanu University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest Romania Biography
Biography of E. Vamanu
Emanuel Vamanu is working as an Associate Professor at the UASVM Bucharest Romania, Faculty of Biotechnologies since 2016. His research interests revolve around Fermentative technologies, pharmaceutical fermentative biotechnologies, probiotic strains and prebiotic characterization, in vitro tests, human gastrointestinal tract simulation, industrial drug production, conditioning drugs, the bioavailability of drugs, correlations in vitro/in vivo, biotechnological processes, in vitro activity of functional food, and biopharmaceutical products. He has published six specialized books, 90 articles in scientific journals, author of eight patents, and presented over 80 papers at scientific conferences.
S-J. Yue Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine Xianyang China
M. Zhang Xi'an Medical University Xi'an China Biography
Biography of M. Zhang
Mingxin Zhang is a Director at the Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xian Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. from Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Xi’an, China. His research interests include molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis in gastroenterology and hepatology cancer, diagnosis and screening of colorectal cancer, and the role of non-coding RNA in cancer. Besides, he is an Editorial Board Member of various Chinese journals and a reviewer of the Journal of International Medical Research, Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biochimie, Cell Proliferation, Cancer Medicine, etc.
Z. Zhou Nanjing Medical University Nanjing China
X. Zhou The Chinese Academy of Science Changsha China Biography
Biography of X. Zhou
Xihong Zhou received a PhD in Animal Nutrition from the Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China in 2011. Previously, he obtained his Master’ Degree in Animal Nutrition from the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture (ISA), The Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Changsha, Hunan, China and Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Northwest A&F University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture (ISA), The Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Hunan, Changsha, China.
William A. Banks (45093 citations) Seattle VA Puget Sound Health Care System Room 810C, Building 1 1660 S. Columbian Way Seattle, WA 98108 USA Biography
Biography of William A. Banks
Dr. Banks obtained his MD from the University of Missouri- Columbia and did clinical and research training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center – New Orleans and Tulane University. He is currently Associate Chief of Staff –Research and Development at the Puget Sound VA and Professor of Medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine. His main interest is in blood-brain barrier function. He has published over 450 non-abstract articles, and over 20,000 citations according to Web of Science with an H-index fo 81.
Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS (29381 citations) Honorary Life Fellow 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.