Allen B. Reitz Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center, Inc. Doylestown, PA USA Biography
Biography of Allen B. Reitz
Dr. Reitz obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Reitz also holds an Executive Masters in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton, Penn Engineering).
Currently Dr. Reitz is also an Adjunct Professor in the Drexel University College of Medicine. He has published more than 150 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 60 issued U.S patents.
Dr. Reitz was the founding Editor (2000) and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of this journal (Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, CTMC), published by Bentham Science Publishers.
Ambreen I. Sheikh Bentham Science Publishers Sharjah UAE Biography
Biography of Ambreen I. Sheikh
Ms. Ambreen Irshad Sheikh obtained her education with 1st class distinctions from the NED University of Engineering and Technology and the Sindh Board of Technical Education, both in Karachi, Pakistan. She has worked in the publishing industry for the past 15 years, and is currently Director (Publications) at Bentham Science Publishers. Due to her extensive experience in scientific publishing, she is currently also an Associate Editor for Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry of Bentham Science Publishers.
Humberto González-Díaz University of the Basque Country Leioa Spain Biography
Biography of Humberto González-Díaz
PhD in Organic Chemistry from University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain, 2005. IKERBASQUE professor of Department of Organic Chemistry II, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU) focused on Cheminformatics, Complex Networks, and Data Analysis. More than ten years of experience as professor, researcher, editor, and conference chairman. Pro bono consultant for research funding agencies such as US NSF, BMBF Germany, BBSRC United Kingdom, etc. Hirsch Index H = 45, >170 JCR research papers, >10 PhD thesis supervised, two patents in Medicinal Chemistry and Nanosciences, and >10 software co-authored. Top ranked at the Publons worldwide index for editors and reviewers.
Yagamare Fall University of Vigo Vigo Spain Biography
Biography of Yagamare Fall
Dr. Fall studied chemistry at the “Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Strasbourg” (ENSCS) (France). After receiving his PhD degree from the University of Paris XI (Orsay) in 1986 he spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southampton with Prof Philip Kocienski. Dr. Fall is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Vigo (Spain). He is the co-author of over 103 peer-reviewed articles, 12 patents and 11 book chapters. He supervised 15 Ph.D theses and 26 Master’s theses. He is currently member of the Editorial Board of Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, CTMC, published by Bentham Science Publishers.
Hiroshi Nagase University of Tsukuba International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS) Tsukuba, Ibaraki Japan Biography
Biography of Hiroshi Nagase
Hiroshi Nagase, Ph.D. is a Principal Investigator and Professor of International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba, Japan. Dr. Nagase obtained Ph.D. degree in 1976 from Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University. He entered to Basic Research Laboratories, Toray Industries, Inc. in 1976. He spent postdoctoral years in 1985-1987 at University of Minnesota, U.S.A. He became a director of Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories, Toray Industries, Inc. in 2001. He moved to Kitasato University as a full Professor in 2004 and then moved to the current position in 2013.
Xin-Shan Ye Peking University Department of Medicinal Chemistry Beijing China Biography
Biography of Xin-Shan Ye
Dr. Xin-Shan Ye obtained his Ph.D. degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1996. After three and a half years of post-doctoral research at The Scripps Research Institute, he went back to China in 2000. He is now Changjiang Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University. Currently his research concerns the development of new methodologies or strategies for oligosaccharide assembly, synthesis and evaluation of carbohydrate mimetics as new therapeutical agents, carbohydrate-based vaccine development, and chemical glycobiology. He has published more than 130 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals and is a named inventor of 10 issued China and US patents.
Adriano D. Andricopulo University of São Paulo São Paulo Brazil Biography
Biography of Adriano D. Andricopulo
Dr. Andricopulo holds a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the Federal University of Santa Catarina and University of Michigan and a post-doctoral degree in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Michigan. He is professor at the University of Sao Paulo and has experience in medicinal chemistry and drug design. He coordinates the Laboratory of Medicinal and Computational Chemistry and is a member of the executive committee and technology transfer coordinator of the Center for Research and Innovation in Biodiversity and Drug Discovery (CIBFar/FAPESP). He was secretary general, president-elect and president of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ). He has published more than 160 scientific articles and 15 book chapters. He is a full member of the Sao Paulo State Academy of Sciences (ACIESP).
Paul R. Carlier Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA North America Biography
Biography of Paul R. Carlier
Dr. Carlier obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He began his independent academic career at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and moved to Virginia Tech in 2000, where he is Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, and Deputy Director of the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery. He has more than 90 refeered papers and has 9 granted U.S. Patents. Dr. Carlier is currently the North American Editor of this journal (Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, CTMC, published by Bentham Science Publishers).
Section: Chemical Biology
G. Bertho Université Paris Descartes Paris France Biography
Biography of G. Bertho
Dr. Bertho is research engineer of the French National Center of Research (CNRS). He manages the NMR platform of Paris Descartes University, Paris (FR). Dr. Bertho is working to promote NMR in a clinical environment in France. Since 2012, Dr. Bertho supervise pilot studies with French Parisian hospitals to evidence the application of metabolomics by NMR in clinical biology. Previously, Dr. Bertho served as the Head of the Paris Descartes University's NMR team. Dr. Bertho holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris. Notably, Dr. Bertho has authored more than 70 manuscripts, 1 patent and 2 reviews.
Section: Central Nervous System
M.L. Bolognesi University of Bologna Bologna Italy Biography
Biography of M.L. Bolognesi
Maria Laura Bolognesi completed a Ms in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Bologna in 1990 before undertaking PhD studies with Prof. Carlo Melchiorre. In 1994 she moved to a post-doctoral position at the University of Minnesota with Prof. Philip Portoghese. In 1998, Maria Laura was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Bologna. In 2005 she was promoted to Associate Professor. From June to August 2009 she was a visiting professor at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and “Special Visiting Researcher” of the University of Brasilia for the 2014-2016 period.
J.P. Bowen Mercer University Atlanta, GA USA
Section: Central Nervous System
J.M. Contelles Institute of Organic Chemistry (CSIC) Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of J.M. Contelles
José Marco-Contelles obtained his Ph.D. in 1984 (UCM, Spain). Postdoctoral Fellow: Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (Gif-sur-Yvette; France, 1984-1986); Département de Chimie Organique, University of Geneva, 1986; Department of Organic Chemistry, Duke University, Durham (USA, 1988-1989). Invited Professor: University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris), University of Picardie-Jules Verne (Amiens, France), University of Okayama (Japan), and University Franche-Comté (Besançon; France). Award: 2002 French-Spanish Chemistry Chemical Societies. Currently, he is Senior Research Scientist, at the Institute of Organic Chemistry (CSIC). His research interests are focused on the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of new compounds for Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.
Section: Bioorganic Chemistry
D.P. Fairlie University of Queensland Brisbane Australia Biography
Biography of D.P. Fairlie
Professor David Fairlie Undergraduate (Adelaide). Postgraduate (Australian National University, New South Wales). Postdoctoral (Stanford, Toronto). He is a Professor and Division Head, of Institute Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Australia and Senior Principal Research Fellow 2011-2021 (National Health and Medical Research Council); Federation Fellow 2006-2011, He is also a Professorial Fellow 2002-2006 (Australian Research Council). He Served on academic and industry advisory panels, company boards, international grant panels. Professor David Fairlie is involved in start-up companies (Australia, USA) including Scientific Director and CSO. Consulted to many pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in Nth America and Europe on chemistry, drug discovery, enzyme and GPCR modulators, peptidomimetics, pharmacology. He is a part of ~30 medicinal chemists, cell biologists, immunologists, pharmacologist’s researches.
Section: Biomedical Sciences
C.A.M. Fraga Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Biography
Biography of C.A.M. Fraga
Dr. Fraga obtained his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, under supervision of Prof. Eliezer J. Barreiro. He occupied a position as Associate Professor of Faculty of Pharmacy at UFRJ from 1996 to 2012, when he became Full Professor of Institute of Biomedical Sciences. His research focused the synthesis and evaluation of innovative multitarget drug candidates designed from privileged structures, such as the N-acylhydrazone framework. Dr. Fraga has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in the medicinal chemistry field (H = 32). He is research fellow of National Council for Research and Development (Brazil).
Section: Central Nervous System
J. Hendrix Alzheimer's Association Chicago, IL USA Biography
Biography of J. Hendrix
James A. Hendrix obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in chemistry from Colorado State University. Dr. Hendrix spent 18 years working at Sanofi-Aventis and predecessor companies, where he rose to level of senior director, U.S. site head for CNS research. He also spent two years working in biotech with various companies. Dr. Hendrix is currently director, global science initiatives, at the Alzheimer’s Association. He provides leadership advancing the Association’s science agenda. Specifically, he manages industry consortia and assists with the $100 million dollar Imaging Dementia-Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study. He has published more than 50 scientific publications and patents.
Section: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
L.M. Lima Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Biography
Biography of L.M. Lima
Dr. Lídia Moreira Lima graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1995 as Pharmacist. She received her MSc degree in 1997 from Chemistry Institute of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). In 2001, she obtained the “Doctor of Chemical Science” degree in the subject of Medicinal Chemistry from Chemistry Institute of UFRJ. During 2002 to 2013 she was Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her main scientific interests involve the molecular design, synthesis, metabolism study and lead-optimization of new drug candidates for cancer, diabetes and neglected diseases.
Section: Innovative Drug Discovery and Protein Targets
B. Rathi University of Delhi Delhi India Biography
Biography of B. Rathi
Dr. Rathi obtained Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from University of Delhi and works as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Hansraj College University Enclave, University of Delhi, India. He is recipient of young scientist fellowship and early career research award from Ministry of Science of Technology, Govt. of India.
Currently, Dr. Rathi is visiting Assistant Professor at Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Cambridge, USA. He has published more than 28 papers in various journals of National and International repute. He holds the editorial membership of Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology Letters and executive editorial membership for Bentham Science eBooks.
Dr. Liming Shao，Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at School of Pharmacy, Fudan University. Dr. Shao was a senior director at Sepracor Inc./Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. in drug discovery research. For over 20 years, as a medicinal chemist, Dr. Shao participated in or led programs that cover a broad range of drug discovery research and development and which have resulted numerous clinical candidates both in US and China.
Section: Infectious Disease
E.C.T. Supuran Università degli Studi di Firenze Florence Italy Biography
Biography of E.C.T. Supuran
CLAUDIU T. SUPURAN is professor of medicinal chemistry at the Neurofarba Department, Section of Pharmaceutical and Nutriceutical Sciences, University of Florence, Italy. He has published more than 1250 papers, his Hirsch factor is h = 110; the number of citations since 1995 > 49800. His main research interest is on enzyme inhibitors, and especially carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, of which he discovered several new classes in the last years. For the last 25 years the main interest of his research was focused on metallo-enzymes and their modulators of activity. In 2013 he was rated as the most cited scientists in Pharmacology & Toxicology by LabTimes.
Frontiers Section Editors
Section: Drug Discovery
J. Zhou University of Texas Galveston, TX USA Biography
Biography of J. Zhou
Dr. Jia Zhou is currently a tenured Professor in the Chemical Biology Program at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), USA. He was educated with a PhD degree and trained as a postdoctoral research fellow from Nankai University, University of Virginia, and Georgetown University Medical Center, respectively. He has over 20 years of research experience in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and development including 7 years of industrial experience in pharmaceuticals. Dr. Zhou’s research interest is drug discovery and development of novel small molecules as potential therapeutics for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, cancer, inflammation, and infectious diseases. He is an author of more than 130 papers, 7 book chapters and an inventor of 18 patents.
Editorial Board Members
B.N. Balasubramanian Pharma Innovation Sourcing Center, LLC Wrightstown, PA USA
G.W. Caldwell Johnson & Johnson PRD Spring House, PA USA Biography
Biography of G.W. Caldwell
Dr. Caldwell obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Physical Chemistry from Indiana University, Indiana, USA, and followed with postdoctoral work in mass spectrometry at the University of Alberta, Canada. Currently Dr. Caldwell is a Senior Scientific Directors at Janssen Research and Development and is the Head of US Analytical Sciences and Metabolomics. He has published more than 100 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 2 issued U.S patents. In addition, Dr. Caldwell has written 21 book chapters on various analytical/ADME topics, 1 book on Enzyme Kinetics, and edited an additional 9 books.
F.I. Carroll Research Triangle Institute Research Triangle Park, NC USA Biography
Biography of F.I. Carroll
F. Ivy Carroll received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Auburn University and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina. He joined RTI in 1961 as a Research Chemist and rose steadily to the position of Vice President of the Chemistry and Life Sciences Group, 1996–2001. Dr. Carroll also served as Director of the Center for Organic and Medicinal Chemistry from 1975–2007. He is presently a Distinguished Fellow for Medicinal Chemistry. Dr. Carroll has published 508 peer-reviewed publications, 34 book chapters, and 51 patents.
J.A. Castillo-Garit Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Villa Clara Santa Clara Cuba Biography
Biography of J.A. Castillo-Garit
PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Las Villas (UCLV), Cuba, 2008. He is professor at the Medical University of Villa Clara has experience in Cheminformatics, medicinal chemistry and drug discovery; more recently he has focused in drug disvorey for the neglected tropical diseases (Chagas and leishmaniasis). He has several Post-doctoral stays in Universitat de Valencia (Spain), University of Porto (Portugal) and Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). More than ten years of experience as professor and researcher. He has more than 40 JCR research papers and has achieved several scientific awards.
N.A. Colabufo University of Bari Bari Italy Biography
Biography of N.A. Colabufo
Nicola Antonio Colabufo received his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry in 1996 from University of Bari, Italy. After working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the synthesis of GPCRs ligands, he worked in biological evaluation of GPCRs andσ receptors ligands. Since 2005 he has been Associate Professor and was involved in the development of new compounds for reversal of MDR. He is author and coauthor of numerous papers in the MDR field, edited a text book on MDR in antitumor treatment (ResearchSignPost),and was Guest Editor of a special issue on the role of ABC pumps in drug transport (CTMC). Currently, he is developing potential PET radiotracers to visualize P-gp expression and function in tumor progression and in CNS. He is author of 140 papers and 12 patents following reported. He is full Professor starting from January 2014.
R. Concu University of Porto Porto Portugal Biography
Biography of R. Concu
Dr. Riccardo Concu is a researcher at Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal. He received his European Ph.D. at the University of Cagliari, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Chemistry. His researches are in the broad area of computational chemistry and cheminformatics. On one hand, he has been developing new QSAR models in order to predict protein function, drug targets and Nanoparticle toxicity. In this sense, he has been involved in various European project aimed at assessing the nanoparticle toxicity. On the other hand, he has been working on the development of molecular dynamics simulation aimed at the study of molecular imprinted polymers and self-assembled monolayers.
M. Congreve Heptares Therapeutics Ltd Welwyn Garden City United Kingdom Biography
Biography of M. Congreve
Miles Congreve is Vice President of Chemistry at Heptares Therapeutics, having previously held positions at Astex Therapeutics and GSK. Miles has a background in structure and fragment-based drug design, participating in the discovery of a several agents currently in clinical trials including Ribociclib, Lanabecestat, Onalespib and Erdafitinib. Miles obtained a BSc in biological chemistry from Leicester University and a PhD in synthetic chemistry from Cambridge University. Miles is co-author of over 130 publications and patents. In 2015 Miles was co-recipient of the RSC Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for the seminal contributions to GPCR drug discovery made by Heptares.
F. De Carvalho da Silva Universidade Federal Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Brazil Biography
Biography of F. De Carvalho da Silva
He holds a degree in Industrial Chemistry from Fluminense Federal University (2002) and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Universidade Federal Fluminense (2007). He attended postdoctoral studies at the University of Aveiro (2007-2008) and at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2008-2009). He is currently Associate Professor at the Fluminense Federal University at the Institute of Chemistry at the Department of Organic Chemistry. He is editor-in-chief of the Virtual Chemistry Journal and member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Chemical Society. He is a Young Scientist of our State (FAPERJ) since 2014 and an Affiliate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences 2016-2020 edition. He has experience in Organic Chemistry, with emphasis on Organic Synthesis, working mainly on the following topics: carbohydrates, heterocycles, diazocompostos, triazoles, quinones.
Y. Du Blumberg Institute Doylestown, PA USA Biography
Biography of Y. Du
Yanming Du, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Medicinal Chemistry at Baruch S. Blumberg Institute (BSBI). Dr. Du has training in organic chemistry, and more than ten years of expertise in medicinal chemistry for infectious diseases. He received his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Iowa, and had post-doctoral training at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development. Dr. Du is also an Adjunct Professor in the Drexel University College of Medicine and The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC). Dr. Du has published 25 scientific papers and is an inventor of 10 patents/patent applications.
L.L.G. Ferreira University of Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Brazil Biography
Biography of L.L.G. Ferreira
Leonardo L. G. Ferreira was born in Sao Carlos – SP, Brazil and received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences (2003) at the University of Araraquara. He holds a Master’s degree (2007) and a Ph.D. (2013) in Biomolecular Physics from the University of Sao Paulo. He is a postdoctoral fellow (2013-present) at the Physics Institute of Sao Carlos – University of Sao Paulo. He has taught medicinal chemistry and physics laboratory courses at the University of Sao Paulo. Dr. Ferreira has experience in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery for the neglected tropical diseases Chagas disease and leishmaniasis, pharmacokinetics and chemoinformatics. He has published more than 20 scientific articles and 2 book chapters and has edited 2 special issues on chemoinformatics and neglected diseases. Dr. Ferreira is a full member of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ) and its Medicinal Chemistry Division.
S. Gaonkar Manipal Institute of Technology. Manipal India Biography
Biography of S. Gaonkar
Dr. Gaonkar obtained PhD degree in synthetic organic chemistry from University of Mysore, India (2007). He was the JSPS postdoctoral fellow at National Institute of Advanced Industrial science and Technology (AIST), Japan and worked on microwave assisted synthesis of drug seeds (2008-2010). Later he worked as postdoctoral research scientist at Astra Zeneca India and worked on drug development (2011). He was also worked with pharmaceutical companies and got rich experience in pharmaceutical development. Currently Dr. Gaonkar is working as Senior Associate Professor at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University (Institute of Eminence in India). He has published more than 75 papers in international journals of repute and got 6 patents into his credits.
C.R.S. Garcia University of São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
L. Giampietro G. d'Annunzio University Chieti Italy Biography
Biography of L. Giampietro
Dr. Letizia Giampietro completed a Degree in Pharmacy in 2000 and received her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry in
2003 from “Università G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti, Italy. As of 2006, she is an Assistant Professor. She has been
invited as a Speaker and an Organizing Committee Member at Medicinal Chemistry conferences. She has
experience in Medicinal Chemistry, and her research above all, focuses on the design, synthesis and biological
evaluation of small molecules active on Peroxisome Proliferator-Activate Receptors (PPARs). Lately, her research
has also been directed towards the synthesis of anticancer, neuroprotective and antioxidant compounds.
R.A. Glennon Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA USA
C.M. Gomes University of Lisbon Lisbon Portugal Biography
Biography of C.M. Gomes
Cláudio M. Gomes is Associate Professor with aggregation at the Faculty of Sciences University of Lisboa where he heads the Protein Folding and Misfolding Laboratory as part of BioISI Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute. He obtained is PhD in Biochemistry (1999) from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, as a graduate of the Gulbenkian Ph.D. program in Biology and Medicine, and holds Habilitation (Agregação) in Biochemistry (2013). He has extensive publishing and editorial activities, and is a prolific author with +100 papers in international peer reviewed indexed journals.
P.R. Hanson University of Kansas Lawrence, KS USA
R.L. Hudkins Teva Pharmaceutical West Chester, PA USA Biography
Biography of R.L. Hudkins
Dr. Hudkins obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Medicinal Chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Old Dominion University. His research and expertise in neuroscience and oncology produced over 10 new chemical entities advancing into clinical and preclinical development. Dr. Hudkins has more than 185 scientific publications and presentations and is an inventor on 85 U.S patents. Dr. Hudkins is currently a Senior Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry with Teva Pharmaceuticals.
K.A. Jacobson National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD USA Biography
Biography of K.A. Jacobson
Dr. Jacobson Chief of the Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry and the Molecular Recognition Section at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Dr. Jacobson is a medicinal chemist with interests in the structure and pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors, in particular receptors for adenosine and for purine and pyrimidine nucleotides. He obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. He has published more than 700 scientific publications and was inducted into the American Chemical Society’s Division of Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame in 2009.
K.S. Jain K.K.Wagh College of Pharmacy Nashik India Biography
Biography of K.S. Jain
Prof. Dr. K.S.Jain holds a rich academic & industrial research experience of 34 years in the areas of
organic synthesis, chemical process development of API . His areas of discovery research work are in
the fields of anti-infective, anticancer, antihyperlipid drug research. He has numerous publications,
few patents and 15 text books to his credit and has good citation index.e has guided above 50 post-grads and
6 Ph.D.’s for their research work.
E. Juaristi CINVESTAV-IPN Mexico City México Biography
Biography of E. Juaristi
Eusebio Juaristi was born in Querétaro (México) in 1950 and studied Chemistry at Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (B. Sc.) and at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (Ph. D.). Following postdoctoral stays in the University of California-Berkeley and Syntex, California, he returned to Mexico in 1979, to the Chemistry Department of CINVESTAV-IPN, where he is currently Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. He has been Visiting Professor at the ETH-Zurich (1985-1986 and 1992-1993), UC-Berkeley (1999-2000) and RWTH-Aachen (2013). In 1998 he received Mexico’s Presidential Medal of Science and in 2006 he became a member of El Colegio Nacional, highest academic distinction in Mexico.
V.B. Konkimalla National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER) Bubhaneswar India Biography
Biography of V.B. Konkimalla
Dr. V Badireenath Konkimalla, Reader-F, National Institute of Science Education and Research
(NISER), Bhubaneswar is a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR medical
University, an M. Tech. in Biotechnology from the Center for Biotechnology (CBT), Anna
University; and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and structural biology from University of Heidelberg.
His research interests are in the interdisciplinary areas of pharmaceutical biology and drug
development. He has been awarded the Mike Price fellowship award by the European association
for cancer research (EACR) in the year 2009 and innovative young biotechnologist award
(IYBA), DBT, India in the year 2012.
B.E. Maryanoff The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, CA USA Biography
Biography of B.E. Maryanoff
Dr. Bruce E. Maryanoff worked in Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical companies for 36 years, retiring in 2010. He is affiliated with The Scripps Research Institute, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, and Pennsylvania Drug Discovery Institute. He made myriad contributions in medicinal and organic chemistry, and is an internationally renowned expert in drug design and discovery. He invented TOPAMAX® topiramate, a billion-dollar drug used for treating epilepsy and migraine. His efforts led to 13 compounds entering human clinical trials. He published 281 scientific papers, is inventor on 101 U.S. Patents, presented 187 invited lectures, and mentored 11 postdocs. Dr. Maryanoff is Associate Editor of ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters. He has received three American Chemical Society national awards and a Smissman Award from the ACS Medicinal Chemistry Division; he was inducted into the Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame.
M. McDonnell Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center Doylestown, PA USA
D.R. Richardson University of Sydney, NSW Sydney Australia Biography
Biography of D.R. Richardson
Professor Des Richardson, Ph.D., D.Sc. (UWA), F.F.Sc., FRCPath (UK), holds the Chair of Cancer Cell Biology at the University of Sydney, Australia, and is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia Senior Principal Research Fellow. He has published over 400 articles, reviews, patents, chapters, etc. in his career as author/co-author (more than 23,307 citations; Google Scholar Accessed 2 Nov 2017). As a major translational research achievement, he has developed the anti-cancer and anti-metastatic drug, DpC, which overcomes P-glycoprotein mediated drug resistance. This has led to commercialisation of DpC and the development of the international company, Oncochel Therapeutics LLC, USA, and its Australian subsidiary, Oncochel Therapeutics Pty Ltd.
W. L. Santos Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA USA Biography
Biography of W. L. Santos
Webster Santos received his BS and PhD degrees in Chemistry at the University of Virginia. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in the department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University before he began his independent academic career at Virginia Tech in 2006. He is currently an associate professor of Chemistry and the Cliff and Agnes Lilly Faculty fellow of drug discovery. His research efforts include designing inhibitors of RNA involved in HIV-1, lipid kinase inhibitors, mitochondrial protonophores, and developing borylation methodology. He is a co-author on over 60 refereed papers and 9 patents.
A.K. Saxena Central Drug Research Institute Lucknow India Biography
Biography of A.K. Saxena
Dr. Anil K. Saxena, is actively involved in the domain of medicinal chemistry, including
CADD, drug discovery and development research. He has >49 years of research experience
with 206 research publications, 24 reviews/articles in books and/monographs, 72 patents and
has delivered >180 invited lectures, chaired >48 sessions. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of
Chemistry, UK, Editorial Board Member of different journals like, Medicinal Chemistry
Research, SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, online International journal
ARKIVOC, and Patent Evaluator: Current Drugs, U.K. He is also series editor for book series
“Topics in Medicinal Chemistry” published by Springer Verlag.
S.M. Sieburth Temple University Philadelphia, PA USA
G.R. Smith Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center, Inc Doylestown, PA USA Biography
Biography of G.R. Smith
Dr. Garry Smith has worked for 23 years as a medicinal chemist in pharmaceutical research and development including big pharma (Merck), biotech and contract research organizations. He is currently the Director of Chemistry at the Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center, Inc. He is an Associate Professor of the PA Drug Discovery Institute and serves as a grants reviewer for multiple NIH study sections and the Rett Syndrome Foundation. Dr. Smith has co-authored over 30 scientific publications and is a co-inventor on 8 U.S. patents.
B.W.I. Tou China Medical University Hospital Taichung Taiwan Biography
Biography of B.W.I. Tou
Bryan W.I. Tou is the CEO of HAZALYST MEDICAL R&D Ltd, Co, Macau China. Dr. Tou received the doctor of medicine (MD) degree from China Medical University in Taiwan. In the past, he devoted his energy to modernized herbal medicine and natural products by applying the knowledge of computational and systems biology. Now, he is interested in using biobank and electronic medical record to study drug adverse effects, prescription and utilization patterns and potential novel indication of approval drug.
Associate Editorial Board Member
A.K. Gupta The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, TX USA Biography
Biography of A.K. Gupta
Dr. Amit K. Gupta is currently a Keck Computational Biology Fellow at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, India in 2014. His experience prior to joining to his current role include Postdoctoral Research Scientist at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ewha Woman's University, South Korea. Dr. Gupta’s research interest involves ligand and structure-based drug design against undruggable or allosteric targets. He combines molecular dynamics simulations with different virtual screening techniques to discover novel lead compounds.
Executive Guest Editors
N. Arora JawaharLal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad India
A.K. Banerjee CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad India
I. Cacciatore University of Chieti – Pescara Chieti Italy
Q. Chen Lilly Corporate Center Indianapolis, IN USA
H. Chen Fuzhou University Fuzhou China
X. Chen University of Mining and Technology Xuzhou China
M.N.D.S. Cordeiro University of Porto Porto Portugal
C. Ding Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai China
G.R. Dwivedi ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre Bhubaneswar India
C. Gao MedImmune Gaithersburg, MD USA
A. Geronikaki University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Greece
S.P. Gupta Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology Meerut India
A. K. Gupta The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, TX USA
J. Hao Lilly Corporate Center Indianapolis, IN USA
N. Hassan Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana Santiago Chile
P.S. Lopes Universidade Federal de São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
L. da M. Forezi Universidade Federal Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Brazil
I.S. Moreira Universidade de Coimbra Coimbra Portugal
E.N. Muratov University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC USA
N. Qvit Bar-Ilan University Safed Israel
S.J.S. Rubin Stanford University Stanford, CA USA
J.M. Ruso University of Santiago de Compostela A Coruña Spain
M.T. Scotti Federal University of Paraíba João Pessoa, PB Brazil
O. Sensoy Istanbul Medipol University Istanbul Turkey
H. Sharma Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK USA
S.K. Srivastava Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Lucknow India
S.S. Thakur Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology Hyderabad India
H. Wu Sichuan University Chengdu China
Na Ye SooChow University Jiangsu China
F. You MedImmune Gaithersburg, MD USA
B. Yu Zhengzhou University Zhengzhou China
J. Zhang Xinyang Normal University Xinyang China
Q. Zhao Liaoning University Shenyang China
Allen B. Reitz Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center, Inc. Doylestown, PA USA