M. Chatzopoulou Oxford University Oxford United Kingdom Biography
Biography of M. Chatzopoulou
Medicinal chemist who has delivered preclinical lead candidates in a biotech/academic partnership for targeting Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Expertise in medicinal chemistry (hit identification, hit to lead optimisation, lead discovery and optimisation), chemical biology (design of probes for Target ID/Target engagement) and drug discovery (preclinical development). Team leader of the medicinal chemistry team, participation in the compound progression team, and point-person maintaining relationships with other academic partners and CROs. Author of 20 scientific papers and 1 book chapter. Having gained valuable research experience, I am seeking an opportunity to build on my project management skills in drug discovery.
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.
R. Danac University “Al. I. Cuza” Iasi Romania Biography
Biography of R. Danac
Ramona Danac obtained her PhD in Organic Chemistry from the ‘‘Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi (Romania), working in the field of
N-heterocycles (especially in field of 1,10-phenanthroline) compounds with bioactive, electrical or optical properties. Her research career
was continued with a postdoctoral Marie Curie Intraeuropean Fellowship at University of Oxford, UK, working in the field of sugars
chemistry. In 2001, she joined the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry from ‘‘Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, as
Teaching Assistant. From 2013 she occupies the position of Associate Professor at the same Department. Her research is focused on the
synthesis and structural and functional analysis of heterocyclic compounds, medicinal chemistry and supramolecular chemistry.
J. Han Harbin Medical University Harbin China Biography
Biography of J. Han
I am an associate professor of basic medicine at Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China. I received my M.D. from Harbin Medical University before eventually becoming associate professor at the Harbin Medical University in 2015. My major is biomedical engineering. My current research interests are computational systems biology, network medicine and bioinformatics. My current area of interest are cancer omics, molecular drug development, biomarker recognition, molecular network analysis.
S.D. Khanye Rhodes University Grahamstown South Africa
N. Lubin-Germain University of Cergy-Pontoise Cergy-Pontoise China Biography
Biography of N. Lubin-Germain
Nadège Lubin-Germain is Professor at the CY Cergy Paris University, France since 2010. She studied
organic chemistry at the University of Paris-Sud and obtained her PhD under the supervision of Pr
Lubineau. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the ForschungZentrum at Jülich (Germany) under the
supervision of Pr Wandrey, she moved to the University of Cergy-Pontoise. Her research interests deals with biomolecules for biological applications. Particularly, she is interested in glycochemistry and the development of new methodologies allowing an access to C-Glycosides, as mimics and to C-nucleosides as antiviral and antitumor compounds. She is also
interested in peptides and their ability to interact with cellular membranes.
N. Micale University of Messina Messina Italy Biography
Biography of N. Micale
Nicola Micale, received the PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Messina in 2000. In the next
two years he was holder of a postdoc fellowship. From 2002 to 2006, he got a research contract within the
project: "New Agents for the Treatment of Pathologies Neurodegenerative". In 2003-2004, he joined Prof.
A. P. Kozikowski, first at the Department of Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington
DC, then at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy, Illinois University, Chicago, where
within the "Drug Discovery Program" he undertook a study on peptidomimetic cysteine protease inhibitors.
In 2006 he received the “Farmindustria Prize” for the quality of his researches in the Medicinal Chemistry
field. In 2006-2007 he was “Guest Professor” at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of
Copenhagen. From 2008 to 2017 he worked periodically and constantly as “Visiting Scientist” at the Institut
für Pharmazie und Lebensmittelchemie, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg and at the
Institut für Pharmazie und Biochemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität of Mainz within a steady research
collaboration with Prof. Tanja Schirmeister. In 2013-2014 he worked for six months at the National Physical
Laboratory of London within the “Biotechnology Group” of Dr. Max Ryadnov. He worked also as “Visiting
Scientist” (2017) at the KU Leuven (BE), Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences,
Division of “Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy”. From 2018 he is Associate Professor at the University
of Messina. He is co-author of 72 publications and 50 communications at national and international
meetings. His current research is mainly focused on biopolymers for the development of drug delivery
systems for active and/or passive targeting of bioactive molecules and on design and synthesis of
heterocyclic compounds targeting human and parasitic proteases.
G. Wang Guizhou Medical University Guiyang China Biography
Biography of G. Wang
Dr. G. C. Wang is a faculty member at Guizhou Provincial Key Laboratory of
Pharmaceutics, Guizhou Medical University, China. He received his PhD degree in
medicinal chemistry from Sichuan University in 2014. His research areas include
design and synthesis novel bioactive molecule; structural modification of natural
products; methods in organic synthesis. He has published more than 50 research
articles, and 20 patents.
W.-G. Wang Yunnan Minzu University Kunming China Biography
Biography of W.-G. Wang
Dr. Wei-Guang Wang obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology (Medicinal Chemistry/Natural Product Chemistry) from the State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry & Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute ofBotany, Chinese Academy of Sciences in the year 2013. His research interests include (a) Investigation on biologically active and structurally interesting natural products (b) Structural determination by using spectroscopic methods and quantum chemical calculations (c) Expanding interest in biosynthetic pathways of natural products from microorganism (d) Chemical Ecology research of microorganisms and their host plants.
T. Xiangrong Northwest A&F University Yangling China
Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Greece Biography
Biography of Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina
Prof. D. Hadjipavlou-Litina received her Ph.D. in Pharmacy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece under the supervision of Prof. P.N. Kourounakis. She was promoted to full professor in 2009. Her research interests involve synthesis and pharmacochemical studies on anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents, on inhibitors of enzymes implicated in the inflammation and in the coagulation process in general, as well as the correlation of inflammation with cancer, the theoretical and experimental calculation of physicochemical parameters implicated in biological response, the relationship between structure and activity (use of Computational Chemistry in Drug Design) and analysis and comparative study of Quantitative Structure/Activity Relationships (QSAR) of various categories of drugs and bioactive molecules with the aim of commercially available calculation programs. Her research has resulted in the publication of over 210 peer-reviewed articles, over 5400 citations. She is in the editorial board of 7 journals and the editor in two. She has been awarded by the American Chemical Society twice for most assessed research published papers (Hadjipavlou-Litina D, Garg R, Hansch C. Chem. Rev. 2004, 104(9): 3751-94; Michaelidou AS, Hadjipavlou-Litina D. Chem. Rev. 2005,105(9): 3235-71).