Emilio Jirillo Department of Basic Medical Sciences Neuroscience and Sensory Organs University of Bari “Aldo Moro” Bari Italy Biography
Biography of Emilio Jirillo
Emilio Jirillo is full professor of Immunology at University of Bari Medical School (Bari, Italy) since 1986.His current fields of interest are: mucosal immunity, microbial immunity and immunonutrition. Especially in this last field, he has recently published in vitro and in vivo studies on the anti-inflammatory effects of polyphenols. He is author of more than 560 papers (326 scientific papers are listed in PUBMED), including books and chapters of books. He is also editor-in-chief- of another Bentham journal: Clinical Immunology Endocrine Metabolic Drugs.
Mariella Baldassarre Department of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology University of Bari Bari Italy
Paola Giordano Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology University of Bari Bari Italy
Thea Magrone Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs University of Bari Bari Italy Biography
Biography of Thea Magrone
Dr. Magrone has a degree in Biology (1997) from the University of Bari, Bari, Italy. She did PhD in Immunology (2008) from the University of Bari, Bari, Italy, she worked as a consultant in Immunology (2012-2014) at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy; and she is a research professor of Immunology and General Pathology at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy, since 2015. Her fields of interests are Immunonutrition, mucosal immunology, and microbial immunity. Her publications are listed in PubMed: 55, she isEditorial Board Member of of the following journals: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, Endocrine Metabolic Immune Disorders-Drug Targets, Clinical Immunology Endocrine Metabolic Drugs, and Recent Patent in Biotechnology.
Kostas N. Priftis Paediatric Pulmonology and Allergy Unit, 3rd Dpt of Paediatrics National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Athens Greece Biography
Biography of Kostas N. Priftis
Kostas N. Priftis, MD is Associate Professor in Paediatric Pulmonology, at the Children’s Respiratory and Allergy Unit, Third Department of Paediatrics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Greece. He graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1976) and defended his PhD thesis at the University of Athens (1982). He completed his residency training in Paediatrics at the University of Patras (1985) and a research fellowship in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Children’s Respiratory Unit, University of Nottingham Medical School, UK (1989). His research focuses on childhood asthma, chronic endobronchial infections, breath sounds and allergy. He has authored more than 160 scientific publications in peer reviewed international journals (h-index 31), edited 5 books or special issues (in English) and his work has received over 3,100 citations. This period serves as chair of Bronchology Group of the ERS Paediatric Assembly.
Vincenzo Triggiani Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases-Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine University of Bari Bari Italy Biography
Biography of Vincenzo Triggiani
Dr Vincenzo Triggiani is Adjunct Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases and Coordinator of the 1st Level Degree Course of Dietistic at the University of Bari, Italy. His current fields of interest are dealing with the Impact of Endocrine and Metabolic comorbidities on the development and prognosis of Heart Failure; Thyroid Nodule and Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma; Male hypogonadism; Regulation of the secretion of neuro-hypophyseal hormones, vasopressin and oxitocin. He is author of more than 100 papers and books chapters.
Haroon Khan Department of Pharmacy Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Pakistan Biography
Biography of Haroon Khan
Dr. Khan is the full Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan. In 17 years of professional experience, he has significantly contributed to the teaching and training of pharmacy graduate and pharmacy-related services. Dr. Khan is the member of AWKUM syndicate, executive member of Pharmacy council of Pakistan KP and editorial member of more than 10 journals. He is the author of 207 articles including editorial, review, research and three books. Moreover, several post-graduate scholars are working under his supervision.
Isao Nagaoka Department of Host Defense and Biochemical Research Juntendo University School of Medicine Tokyo Japan Biography
Biography of Isao Nagaoka
Dr. Nagaoka is a Full Professor at the Department of Host Defense and Biochemical Research, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. In 20 years of his professional experience, he has contributed to the teaching and training of medical students and medical graduate students. Dr. Nagaoka is the president of the Japanese Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society (JEIIS) and Society for Functional Food Research. He is also the councilor of the Japan Mibyou Association and the Japanese Society for Medical Use of Functional Foods. Besides, he is the author of 236 original articles, 25 review articles and 8 chapters of the books.
Mohamed Eddouks Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia Moulay Ismail University Meknes Morocco Biography
Biography of Mohamed Eddouks
Mohamed Eddouks is Professor at Moulay Ismail University, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia, Morocco. His contribution includes 4 international books, 5 special issues in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine and more than 100 indexed peer-reviewed articles. He served as Guest Editor and Member of Editorial Board of several international journals. He has been honored with the first Prize of Scientific Research in 2008 by the Moroccan Association of Research and Development and the first Prize of the Federation of Arab Scientific Councils in 2016. He has been the founding Dean of Polydisciplinary Faculty of Errachidia from 2008 to 2012.
Omar Cauli Department of Nursing University of Valencia Valencia Spain Biography
Biography of Omar Cauli
Omar Cauli is full professor of Pathophysiology and Research Methodology at University of Valencia, Department of Nursing (Valencia, Spain). His current fields of interest are: pathophysiology in neuropsychiatric disorders and aging-associated impairment in physical and cognitive function. Especially in the last decade, he has published several observational and experimental studies in humans about inflammatory and metabolic alterations in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders and in older individuals. He is author of more than 120 papers (100 scientific papers are listed in PUBMED, updated to December 2018), including books and chapters of books.
Giovanni De Pergola Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche ed Oncologia Umana (DIMO) Internal Medicine, School of Medicine University of Bari Aldo Moro Bari Italy Biography
Biography of Giovanni De Pergola
Dr Giovanni De Pergola is specialized in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (EMD), he has done PhD in EMD. He is now an Associate Professor in Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Bari, Italy. He has contributed to several Italian Guidelines or Consensus for the management and treatment of obesity, Also he has been in the National Board of the Italian Scientific Society of Obesity (SIO) and Diabetes (SID) and has been the President of the Apulian section of the same societies. Until May 2019, he has produced 146 articles “in extenso”, published in international journals with referee and impact factor higher than 1.0.
Edoardo Guastamacchia Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, School of Medicine University of Bari Bari Italy Biography
Biography of Edoardo Guastamacchia
Edoardo Guastamacchia is a Professor of Endocrinology for the courses of Dietistic, Surgery and Medicine and for the specializations in Endocrinology. He has had a post-degree stage at Clinique des Maladies Metaboliques et Endocriennes of Montpellier, France (Direttore Prof. J. Mirouze) [1985-1986]. He is among the board editors of the Italian Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and he was regional referee in the same association from 2005 to 2010. He is the trainer of the Associazione Medici Diabetologi (AMD) since 1996 and national coordinator for the AME diabetes’ group since 2005. His fields of expertise include: complications related to diabetes’ diseases; continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII); impact of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases on the onset and progression of Heart Failure, specifically subclinical hypothyroidism and heart failure. His scientific productions include 80 peer-reviewed publications and more than 140 abstracts.
Luigi Santacroce Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine School of Medicine University of Bari Bari Italy Biography
Biography of Luigi Santacroce
Luigi Santacroce currently serves as Associate Professor of Microbiology and Clinical microbiology at the Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine, University of Bari Aldo Moro. Luigi is involved in research studies about human microbiota and its cross-talk with different metabolic and functional pathways, oncogenic activity of microorganisms, and probiotics. Furthermore, his research involves natural antimicrobial compounds including nutraceuticals and essential oils. He received national and international awards and grants; authored more than 160 scientific papers in international journals and was an invited speaker and chairman in several international meetings.
Dr. Bhat is currently working as a research scientist at Dept. of Translational Medicine, Sidra Medicine,
Qatar. He completed his PhD from one of the premier institutes (All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
AIIMS) in India, where his research topic was vaccine immunology. After his Ph.D., he moved to
Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN, USA for a postdoctoral fellowship. During his eight
years of postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt, he has gained broad experience in the field of cancer
biology. His focus of the research was on the role and regulation of tight junction proteins (Claudins) in
colorectal cancer and the role of bile acid-induced APE1/Ref1 in esophageal adenocarcinoma. He has
published in well-reputed journals like Nature Communications, GUT, Oncogene, Cancer Research,
Molecular Cancer and many more enlisted in his CV. He has attended many international meetings,
conferences, symposia to present his research results. He has been awarded from Immunology society
and American Association of Cancer research. He has also been awarded as an outstanding researcher
from Sidra Medicine. He is an active member of many immunological and cancer societies. He is also
serving in the editorial board and review committee of many journals.
Anna Capasso Department of Pharmacology University of Salerno Salerno Italy Biography
Biography of Anna Capasso
Professor Anna Capasso received her Degree in Pharmacy (1986), Master in Pharmacology (1988), PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (1992) from University of Naples Federico II, Italy. During her PhD studies she studied the interferences between glucocorticoids and the opiod system. From 1993 to 2002, she was Researcher in Pharmacology and from 2002 till date she is Associate Professor of Pharmacology at University of Salerno, Italy Professor Capasso is Founder and Editor in Chief of Pharmacologyonline. Editor in Chief of The Open Biochemistry Journal and Associate Editor of The Open Neurology Journal She is Member of the Editorial Board of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, Phytotherapy Research, Current Medicinal Chemistry, Current Medicinal Chemistry-Central Nervous System Agents, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, Medicina, Biomedical Research and many others. Prof. Capasso is a member of Italian Society of Pharmacology, Italian Society of Neurosciences and International Narcotics Research Conference Group. Prof. Capasso research is documented by about 500 publications (H-index: 27) including full papers, book chapters and congressional papers. Her Research topics are: Neuropharmacology, Neuroscience, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Addiction.
Section: Pituitary disease
Sabrina Chiloiro Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Sabrina Chiloiro
Dr. Chiloiro is a clinical and translational endocrine researcher at the Endocrinology Department of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. Her research covers a broad range of pituitary disease clinical topics including secreting and not secreting pituitary neoplasia, acromegaly, prolactinoma, hypophysitis, hypopituitarism and bone fragility. She is active in international collaborative studies on novel multi-ligands somatostatin analogs, new formulation of multi-ligands somatostatin analogs. Dr. Chiloiro has authored peer-reviewed original articles, editorials, commentaries, book chapters and abstracts, and has been a speaker at national and international congresses. She is highly involved in teaching medical students, residents and physician assistant students.
Section: Metabolic disorders
Mojgan Gharipour Department of Genetic Studies Seoul National University Isfahan Iran
Section: Immunology and Microbiology
Fanlei Hu Department of Rheumatology and Immunology Peking University People’s Hospital Beijing China Biography
Biography of Fanlei Hu
Dr. Fanlei Hu is currently working as associate professor in the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Peking University People’s Hospital, China. He received his Bachelor Degree in Clinical Medicine from Shandong First Medical University (2006), and PhD Degree in Immunology from Peking University (2011). After that, he joined Peking University People’s Hospital as a research scientist. He has long been focusing on the study of the pathogenesis mechanism, immune diagnosis and therapy of autoimmune diseases, particularly rheumatoid arthritis (RA), achieving series of innovative findings with potential theoretical significance and clinical application value. He has published 20 peer reviewed papers as first/corresponding author in recent 5 years in reputed journals, including Nature Communications, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Journal of Autoimmunity, Journal of Immunology, European Journal of Immunology, et al (H-index: 17). He has applied and authorized 5 invention patents and more than 10 research grants. He has attended many international and domestic scientific conferences, and given more than 20 plenary talks. He has been awarded many scientific prizes, including Chinese Medical Science and Technology Award, Beijing Medical Science and Technology Award, Chinese Immunology Academic Prize-Young Scholar Award, and so forth. He is also serving in the editorial board of Frontiers in Immunology and Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine.
Section: Immune Disorders
Rong Jia School and Hospital of Stomatology Wuhan University Wuhan China Biography
Biography of Rong Jia
Dr. Jia obtained his Ph.D. from School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan
University, China in 2004. After Ph. D. study, he went to Center for Cancer
Research, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA, as a visiting scientist from 2005 to
2010. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2012 at Wuhan University. Dr. Jia’s
research interests mainly focus on the regulation of immune responses, the
development of anti-cancer therapy, and the regulation of pre-mRNA alternative
Xiongfei Pan West China Second Hospital Sichuan University Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Xiongfei Pan
Xiongfei Pan is a research professor at the Sichuan University West China Second University Hospital. He leads an epidemiology and population health research group. He has expertise in assessing risk factors for major cardiometabolic diseases (e.g., obesity and type 2 diabetes) as well as the underlying mechanisms using prospective cohort designs coupled with systems biology. He also explores early-life determinants and interventions for childhood and adulthood health. He is a leading or co-PI for multiple prospective cohorts with deep phenotyping and long-term follow-ups.
Section: Oral Microbiota
Pier Carmine Passarelli Department of Head and Neck and Sensory Organs Catholic University of the “Sacred Heart”
Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Pier Carmine Passarelli
Pier Carmine Passarelli is an adjunct professor of Oral Surgery and Implantology at Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, (Roma, Italy) and Level II Master’s Degree Coordinator in “Basic and Advanced Implant Surgery and Implant Rehabilitation”. He is a researcher, and his current
fields of interest are oral surgery, implantology, periodontology and oral microbiota. He is author of more than 40 papers in the international peer-reviewed Journals.
Section: Mechanism and countermeasure of Bone metabolism disease
Airong Qian School of Life Sciences Northwestern Polytechnical University Xi'an China Biography
Biography of Airong Qian
Prof. Dr. Airong Qian is currently a Professor in the School of Life Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an. Her major field of study is bone biology, mechanobiology, space cell biology and space biotechnology and tumor biology. Her current research interests include the mechanism of cell sensing mechanical stimulation, research and development of noncoding RNA drugs, and the mechanism and countermeasure of skeletal muscle metabolism disorders. Prof. Dr. Qian has authored or coauthored more than 100 papers and applied for more than 20 patents.
Rafael Pineda Reyes Department of Cell Biology University of Cordoba Córdoba Spain Biography
Biography of Rafael Pineda Reyes
Rafael Pineda focused on the study of the Neuroendocrinology control of Reproduction. The research activities during his scientific career have resulted in more than 30 articles published in high ranked international journals, most of them focusing on the characterization of new signals involved in neuroendocrine mechanisms responsible for the integrated control of intake, body weight, puberty and reproductive function.
Section: Endocrine Surgery
Eugenia Yiannakopoulou Department of Biomedical Sciences University of West Atica Athens Greece Biography
Biography of Eugenia Yiannakopoulou
Eugenia Yiannakopoulou works as an Academic Teacher in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Health and Caring Professions, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece. In addition, since 2015 she is working as a Faculty Staff of the Master in Science Biomedical Methods and Technology in Diagnosis organized by the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of West Attica. Since 2007, she works as a PI with research interests including minimally invasive surgery and surgical stress, neuroendocrine surgical stress, pharmacological modulation of neuroendocrine surgical stress, minimally invasive endocrine surgery, partial adrenalectomy, familial and hereditary breast and endocrine cancer, pharmacogenomics, epigenetics. Eugenia Yiannakopoulou graduated from the Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She did MSc in Minimally Invasive Surgery; MSc in Medical Biology; MSc in Biostatistics; PhD in Pharmacology, University Diploma in Breast Diseases from Medical School University of Strasbourg, France. She has completed postdoctoral research in Pharmacology. She is Hellenic National Board certified in Surgery. Besides, she is a member of a number of societies such as the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery, European Society of Endocrine Surgeons, British Pharmacological Society, etc. She has authored 60 research papers published in international journals and 6 book chapters and has presented 60 papers at national and international conferences. She has more than 1200 citations, her ResearchGate h-Index is 18 and Google Scholar H-Index is 1. She is a Reviewer of peer-reviewed journals including Surgical Endoscopy, British Journal of Surgery, etc. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of a number of journals including Open Toxicology, Pharmacovigilance, Advances in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.
Editorial Board Members
Hassan Abolhassani Department of Laboratory Medicine Karolinska Institutet Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm Sweden
Gholamreza Azizi Non-communicable Diseases Research Center Alborz University of Medical Sciences Karaj Iran Biography
Biography of Gholamreza Azizi
Gholamreza Azizi is an investigator in the Non-communicable Diseases Research Center at Alborz University of Medical Sciences. His research focus is on understanding the immunological mechanisms of immune regulation in patients with primary immunodeficiency and autoimmunity. He received his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Arvind Chhabra Stem Cell Institute Amity University Haryana India Biography
Biography of Arvind Chhabra
Dr. Arvind Chhabra is currently a Professor & Director at the Stem Cell Institute, Amity University, Gurgram, Haryana, India. He received PhD Research Fellowship (1995-2000), from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India (to pursue Ph.D. research at the Central Drug Research Institute Lucknow, India). He has around 27 peer reviewed publications to his credit.
George Chrousos Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes University of Athens Medical School Athens Greece Biography
Biography of George Chrousos
Dr. George Chrousos is Professor of Pediatrics and Endocrinology and Chairman of the First Department of Pediatrics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece. Dr. Chrousos pioneered studies that elucidated the effects of stress on the organism at the behavioral, neuroendocrine, cellular and molecular levels and made fundamental contributions to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of pituitary, adrenal and stress-related pathologies, i.e., major depression, obesity/metabolic syndrome, and autoimmune/inflammatory, reproductive and sleep disorders. He made seminal observations in the glucocorticoid signaling system and deciphered some of its key clinical implications. Dr. Chrousos is universally regarded as one of the most prominent paediatricians and endocrinologists.
Alberto Falchetti Unit of Bone and Mineral Diseases Istituto Auxologico Italiano Verbania Italy
Agostino Gaudio Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicinen Researcher University of Catania Catania Italy Biography
Biography of Agostino Gaudio
Agostino Gaudio is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Catania (Italy). He
graduated in 1998 from the Medical School of the University of Messina (Italy), where he
completed his residency in Internal Medicine (2003) and defended his PhD thesis in “Clinical and
Experimental Nephrology” (2008). His research focuses on osteoporosis and other metabolic bone
diseases. He is author of more than 70 scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals
Asghar Ghasemi Endocrine Physiology Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Asghar Ghasemi
Dr. Asghar Ghasemi is Associate Professor at the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Tehran, Iran) and Director of Endocrine Physiology Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences. He has been interested in evaluating role of nitric oxide in pathophysiology of metabolic disorders especially type 2 diabetes. During the last 10 years, he has been focusing on therapeutic applications of nitric oxide-releasing agents in type 2 diabetes and related complications. He is author of more than 120 peer-reviewed international papers and 3 book chapters. Dr Ghasemi’s scientific contribution is also reflected by several recent review articles about nitric oxide in health and disease.
Vito A. Giagulli Department of Endocrinology for Nursing Degree Program University of Bari Bari Italy Biography
Biography of Vito A. Giagulli
Dr. Giagulli is head of Outpatient Clinic Unit for Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Conversano Hospital and professor of Endocrinology for nursing degree program at the University of Bari (Italy). Dr. Giagulli was Researcher fellow in Endocrinology of the University of Ghent (Belgium) and Professor of Endocrinology at the Post-Graduate School of Endocrinology in Bologna (Italy). He obtained a Postgraduate in Endocrinology from the University of Bari, a doctorate (Ph.D) in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases from the University of Bari and Naples and a Master's degree in Andrology from the University of Florence (Italy). He published more than 60 scientific publications and is currently on the Board of Italian AACE (American Association for Clinical Endocrinologists) Chapter.
Biplab Giri Department of Physiology University of Gour Banga Malda India Biography
Biography of Biplab Giri
Biplab Giri is working as Professor of Physiology in the University of Gour Banga, India. He obtained his
Masters in Physiology from the University of Calcutta. He received his Ph.D. degree in the area of Cancer
Biology from the University of Calcutta and pursued post-doctoral research work in USA on Cancer Biology and
on Stem Cell Biology. He received ‘SEBM Young Scientist Mentee award, USA’ in the year 2007. His areas of
research interest include Cancer Biology, Molecular Pharmacology, Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorder. He is
reviewer in Nature Group, Taylor & Francis, Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, Pubmed Central, iMedPub etc.
Pierre Hardy University of Montreal Montreal, QC Canada Biography
Biography of Pierre Hardy
Dr. Hardy did his medical studies at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada (1979-1984) and a specialization in Pediatrics-Neonatology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (1985-1994). He continued his training with a doctorate in pharmacology at the University of Montreal, Canada (1995-2000) and a fellowship at the Institute of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering of the University of Philadelphia (2000-2002). His areas of expertise are: angiogenesis, retina, eye, retinopathy, microvesicles, macrophages, retinoblastoma, macular degeneration, and microenvironment. Research of Dr. Hardy field covers the role of the microvesicles of cellular origin on pathological angiogenesis and tumor development and their effects on the modulation of the microenvironment including macrophages. He assesses how the environment within the retinal or tumor tissue changes functions and the phenotype of the macrophages.
Thomas Jacobs Department of Immunology Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin Hamburg Germany Biography
Biography of Thomas Jacobs
Dr. Jacobs studied chemistry and obtained his doctorate (PhD) from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Since then his scientific interests are mainly focused on regulation of T cells during infectious diseases by co-inhibitory molecules and how these molecules contribute to the development of the immune response that can either lead to protection or pathology. In 2000, he joined the Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg (Germany) as a senior scientist. Since 2016, he is head of the newly formed group “Protozoan Immunology” which is mainly working on malaria and Chagas disease.
Gen-Min Lin Department of Medicine Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital Hualien Taiwan Biography
Biography of Gen-Min Lin
Dr. Gen-Min Lin has been a Faculty Member of the Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital in Taiwan and
started cardiovascular researches since 2003. With a collaboration with the Department of Public
Health in Tzu-Chi University, he used the eastern Taiwan integrated health care delivery system of
Coronary Heart Disease (ET-CHD) registry, 1997-2006, to complete serial longitudinal studies for
the association of cardiovascular risk factors with cardiac and overall mortality in patients with
CHD. During 2013-2014, he had been a visiting scholar in the Department of Preventive Medicine
of Northwestern University in Chicago and has become an investigator of the Multi-Ethnic
Atherosclerosis Study (MESA). In 2018, he obtained Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical
Engineering (EE) in National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan. His study interests include
cardiovascular medicine, epidemiology study, signal analysis, big data mining, and artificial
intelligence in imaging and medicine. Dr. Gen-Min Lin has published more than 100 peer-reviewed
journal papers, book chapters, edited/reviewed for many academic journals and attended as an
editorial board member in some peer-review journals in the past 10 years. Now, he leads the
Internal Medicine Department of Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital, in Hualien, Taiwan and
promoted to be a Colonel in the Military.
Dongyang Liu Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometric Office Peking University Third Hospital Beijing China Biography
Biography of Dongyang Liu
Dr. Dongyang Liu is director of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometric Office of Chinese
Peking University Third Hospital (PUTH). He learned and studied on pharmacokinetics /
pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) in Department of Pharmaceutical in State University of New York at
Buffalo and Office of Clinical Pharmacology at FDA/CDER. Up to now, he took part in more than
60 clinical proof-of-concept trials and published more than 30 international peered articles in
journal such as Clin. Pharmacokinet., Lung Cancer, Eur J Pharm Sci. He is majorly interested in
early phase clinical development for new drugs, PBPK, PK/PD/Disease modeling and simulation
and its application in new drug development and medicine individualization.
Guanghua Luo Comprehensive Laboratory The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University Changzhou China Biography
Biography of Guanghua Luo
Guanghua Luo, with a medical degree, obtained a PhD in 2013 and
nominated professor in 2014, is the director of Comprehensive
Laboratory in the Third Affiliated Hospital of
Soochow University, China. He focuses his scientific
interests on the topics related to life-threatening
disorders including type 2 diabetes and coronary
artery disease. Also, he engages in the study of the
molecular diagnostics in personalized medicine.
Francesco Marotta ReGenera R&D International for Aging Intervention Milano Italy Biography
Biography of Francesco Marotta
Prof. Francesco Marotta has got specialization in Hepato-Gastroenterology. He holds a Japanese Ph.D. granted by Hirosaki University, and Japanese Ministry of Science at National Cancer centre, Tokyo. He has received several international prizes and co- edited 2 successful books on aging- intervention and over 10 book chapters. His skills and expertise are in Antioxidant Activity, Food Analysis, Food and Nutrition, Liver Diseases, and clinical trials. He has contributed more than 250 publications, having citations around 2, 562.
Fehmi Odabasoglu Faculty of Medicine Kafkas University Kars Turkey Biography
Biography of Fehmi Odabasoglu
Fehmi Odabasoglu is Associate Professor of the Department of Medical Biochemistry, Kafkas
University-Faculty of Medicine, Kars-Turkey. He graduated from Ataturk University-Faculty
of Science of Erzurum, Turkey in 1991.
Dr. Odabasoglu completed his master's degree in 1994 and his Ph.D. degree in 1999 in Van-
YYU. Later, in 2000, he founded the Pharmaceutical Biochemistry Department of Ataturk
University-Faculty of Pharmacy and coordinated this unit for 15 years. Since 2014, he has
been working as a senior scientist at the Medical Biochemistry Department at the Faculty of
Medicine of the Kafkas University.
Dr. Odabasoglu’s research interests include inflammation, gastric ulcers, anti-oxidative
systems and enzymes, lichens and plant molecules, apoptosis, vegetable oils and molecular
Eduardo O. Rincon Department of Physiology University of Extremadura Badajoz Spain Biography
Biography of Eduardo O. Rincon
Since 2006 Eduardo Ortega (Doctor in Biology-Immunology by Complutense University of Madrid, Spain; and Professor of Physiology at the University of Extremadura, Spain) is the founder and head of the Immunophysiology Research Group, mainly focused on the modulation of innate and inflammatory cells by stress messengers at physiological concentrations released after different physiological conditions and strategies; also evaluating the potential dysfunctions in the bidirectional interactions between the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems; particularly with regard to the feedback between stress and inflammatory responses and with special emphasis in the well-balanced innate and inflammatory processes.
Mustafa Sahin Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine Ankara Turkey Biography
Biography of Mustafa Sahin
Dr. Mustafa Şahin obtained his M.D. degree in 1997 from the Medical Faculty (English) at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. Currently, Dr. Şahin is serving as a Professor in the Department of Endocrinology, Docrinology and Metabolism at Ankara University, Turkey. His expertise and interests mainly lie in thyroid cancer, other thyroid diseases, pituitary diseases; microbiota, endocrine disruptors, familial/genetical adrenal diseases and diabetes, etc. Dr. Şahin, as an author/co-author, has published more than 155 manuscripts in various journals, and his documents have received citations greater than 1,245.
Byeong-Wook Song Department for Medical Science Catholic Kwandong University Gangneung South Korea Biography
Biography of Byeong-Wook Song
Byeong-Wook Song has received his MS and PhD in Molecular genetics and Pathology from Yonsei University,
Republic of Korea. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine, Catholic Kwandong
University. His expertise and interests mainly focus on the inflammatory response of cardiovascular and
neurogenerative diseases, the application of stem cell and immune cells, and the RNA regulation of metabolic
syndrome. He is author of more than 60 papers and books chapters.
Lonchin Suguna Department of Biochemistry CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute Chennai India Biography
Biography of Lonchin Suguna
Dr. Lonchin Suguna obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from University of Madras, India in 1991. Currently, she is working as a Scientist at the Department of Biochemistry, Central Leather Research Institute (CSIR-CLRI). Dr. Suguna has around 62 research publications, 4 patents and 1 technology transfer to her credit (with total number of impact factor more than 100 and number of citations more than 1600).
Jin Tao Department of Physiology and Neurobiology Medical College of Soochow University Suzhou China Biography
Biography of Jin Tao
Jin Tao has received his MD and PhD from Nanjing Medical University, China
in 2012. He worked as Research Fellow at National University of Singapore
and Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington University School of
Medicine, USA. Currently he works as full Professor at Department of
Physiology and Neurobiology, Soochow University, China. He is currently
Head of the Department, Vice Dean of School of Basic Medicine, and Director
of Centre for Ion Channelopathies in Soochow University. His research group
is mainly using electrophysiological recording and biochemical approaches for
drug discovery against ion channels, understanding the roles of
neuropeptides and ion channels in pain regulation. He is the Editorial Board
member of Research Journal of Pharmacology, Stem Cell Discovery, and
Protein & Peptide letters.
Reza Yazdani Research Center for Immunodeficiencies Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Reza Yazdani
Dr. Reza Yazdani is phD of immunology and an researcher in the Research Center
for Immunodeficiencies at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. His
research field is about basic and clinical immunology; however the main scientific
contributions over the past five years were regarding antibody and cellular
immunodeficiency disorders. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed
international papers by mid- 2019. He has published several recent review articles
about primary immunodeficiency disorders.
Chunping Zhang Cell biology and genetic Department Nanchang University Nanchang China Biography
Biography of Chunping Zhang
Chunping Zhang got his Ph.D in development biology from Chinese academic of Sciences, China. He completed his Postdoctoral training at Maine medical center and Children hospital of Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), USA. He is currently an associate professor at cell biology and genetic apartment of Nanchang University, China. His research interests lie in exploring the mechanism of normal follicle development and the mechanism of premature ovarian failure and polycystic ovary syndrome. These includes 1) primordial follicle activation,2) granulosa cell proliferation and differentiation,3) the regulation of corpus luteum function and 4) intervention means for premature ovarian failure and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Associate Editorial Board Member
Asis Bala Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Kolkata India Biography
Biography of Asis Bala
Dr. ASIS BALA, received PhD from Jadavpur University, Kolkata India and
Completed Post-Doc. at Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of the Free State, South Africa. His area of interest are, Pharmacology;
Toxicology; Free Radical Biology and cellular Inflammation and
Immunopharmacology of metabolic and autoimmune diseases and
Pathophysiology. He supervised number of Masters and PhD students and acquired
more than 500 Scopus citation in 2020 (April) having Scopus h index 14.
Antara Banerjee Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute Chennai India Biography
Biography of Antara Banerjee
Antara Banerjee, after her Ph.D, pursued her post-doctoral research at University of Padova, Italy and
University of Sweden for 6 years. Presently she is continuing as Assistant Professor (SG) in CARE, Chennai.
She has published over 48 high impact peer reviewed articles in International/ National Journals. She is
serving as Editorial Board member and reviewer in several International, National Journals and Core
Committee member/reviewer for International grants. Recently she has been awarded with Awarded Young
Scientist award by DST SERB, ECR award, Govt of India for a period of 2017-2020. Her research
Interest focuses on regenerative biology and Oncology.
Kandikattu H. Kumar Tulane University School of Medicine Tulane University New Orleans, LA USA Biography
Biography of Kandikattu H. Kumar
Dr. Hemanth Kumar Kandikattu, Ph.D. is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Section of Pulmonary Diseases at Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Dr. Hemath Kandikattu is working on the role of eosinophils in allergic diseases and on pancreatitis and its progression to pancreatic cancer. Dr. Hemanth graduated with Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology followed by Master of Science in Biochemistry at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India. He then undertook Ph.D. training at Defence Food Research Laboratory and University of Mysore, Mysore, India. Dr. Hemanth completed his PostDoctoral training in Cardiovascular Medicine from University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
Pranav K. Prabhakar Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences Lovely Professional University Phagwara, Punjab India Biography
Biography of Pranav K. Prabhakar
Dr Pranav Kumar Prabhakar has received his PhD in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India during the period of 2011 and he has completed his master in biochemistry from Patna University Bihar, India in 2003. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor in Lovely Professional University Punjab, India. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as research coordinator of the school. His research has included synergy, Phytomedicine, metabolic disorders. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals and expert Reviewers for many journals. He has authored 35+ research articles/books/ book chapters. He is a member of Royal Society of Chemistry and Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES).
Marcella Prete Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology University of Bari Medial School Bari Italy
Mahendra K. Singh Department of Surgery University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL USA Biography
Biography of Mahendra K. Singh
Dr. Singh research is focused on deciphering the role of a multi-domain scaffolding protein NEDD9 in gastrointestinal cancers and breast cancer. NEDD9 provides a signaling complex regulating multiple cellular processes relevant to cancer. These include responsiveness to signals emanating from the T and B cell receptors, integrins, chemokine receptors, and receptor tyrosine kinases, as well as cytoplasmic oncogenes such as BCR-ABL and FAK- and SRC-family kinases. NEDD9 is known to influence functions as migration, invasion, survival, and mitosis. He discovered a novel protein CASS4 which is currently being studied for its role in regulation of metastasis and immune components in lung cancers.In addition,He is identifying molecular subtypes in gallbladder cancer with the goal of characterizing new alterations, confirming genetic differences in these distinct subtypes of gallbladder cancer so as to decipher potentially targetable genetic aberrations."
Chen-Huan Yu Laboratory Animal Center Zhejiang Academy of Medical Sciences Hangzhou China Biography
Biography of Chen-Huan Yu
Dr. Yu obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Zhejiang Chinese Medical
University, China. He is currently a Deputy Director of Laboratory Animal
Center of Zhejiang province, a Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and
Gene Editing, and a Professor at Laboratory Animal Center, Zhejiang Academy
of Medical Sciences. He is also the evaluation expert of National natural science
foundation, and Chinese Ministry of Education. He has hosted several national
and provincial programs and published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers.
Cheng Zhang Department of Biology Capital Normal University Beijing China Biography
Biography of Cheng Zhang
Dr. Cheng Zhang is an associated professor of reproductive biology of Capital Normal University.
He completed his undergraduate training in Veterinary Medicine at Ningxia University, received
Master of Veterinary Medicine from the Ningxia University, and Ph.D. (Physiology) from the
China Agricultural University. He was as a visitor scholar from 2008 to 2011 in University of
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Roberto Arrigoni Institute of Biomembranes, Bioenergetics and Molecular Biotechnologies (IBIOM) National Research Council of Italy (CNR) Rome Italy
Danila De Vito Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs University of Bari Bari Italy
Surajit Pathak Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE) Chennai India Biography
Biography of Surajit Pathak
Dr. Surajit Pathak is an Indian born research scientist, advisor and an Associate Professor at CHETTINAD ACADEMY OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, Chennai who has multiple expertise encompassing endocrinology, cancer biology, stem cell and regenerative medicine. He started active research in the year 2001 and received his Ph.D. from University of Kalyani, INDIA in 2007.Worked in USA, Italy and Sweden over 10 years with 930 citations. Dr. Pathak has published over 52 papers till date.
Ilaria Peluso University "La Sapienza" Rome Italy
Ramesh Pothuraju Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE USA Biography
Biography of Ramesh Pothuraju
Dr. Ramesh Pothuraju, Ph.D. is currently working as Instructor (Junior Faculty) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Omaha, USA. During initial years of postdoctoral training at UNMC, he studied the differential expression of mucins in pancreatic as well as CRC progression and developed genetically engineered mouse models for CRC. Before joining at UNMC, he obtained his M.Sc. (2009) and Ph.D. (2015) degrees from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India. During his Ph.D. program, he studied the anti-obesity effects of probiotics (Lactobacilli) and herbal ingredients in diet induced obesity and insulin resistance mouse models. He gained extensive research experience of more than 10 years in functional foods, nanotechnology, obesity, diabetes, and their related metabolic disorders along with pancreatic and CRC. He has published several research and review articles (>35 articles) in peer reviewed scientific journals and cited >680 with H-index: 15 and i10-index: 22. In addition, he has served as an Associate Editor, Editorial Board Member as well as a reviewer for several international and national journals.
Liu Qicai Department of Reproductive Medicine Centre Fujian Medical University Fuzhao China Biography
Biography of Liu Qicai
He was selected as the Outstanding Youth Research Talent Cultivation Program in
Colleges and Universities in Fujian Province. He was a member of the standing
committee Reproductive Health of Chinese Rehabilitation Medical Association,
member of Fujian Medical Genetics Society, member of the standing Committee of
Cancer Sequencing and Large Data Collaboration Group of China Anti-Cancer
Association. Research Direction: enzymes and pain. As project leader, he is
responsible for the youth and general program of the National Natural Science
Foundation of China (No.81201362, No.81571613, and No.81871293) and
participation in two National Major Basic Research "863" Programs. A series of
innovative results were obtained in the fields of autoimmune diseases, pancreatitis,
and pancreatic cancer. More than 20 papers were published as the first author or
correspondent author index by SCI and the impact factor was over 100, including
"Cell Death & Disease", "EBioMedicine", "Int J Nanomedicine", "Biosensors &
Bioelectronics" and other academic journals. The first prize winner received the 2009,
2014 Fujian Provincial Science and Technology Award. For his outstanding
contribution, he was awarded the May4th Youth medal in Fuzhou.
Ali Sharif Institute of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Allied Health Sciences Lahore Collège for Women University Lahore Pakistan
Elsa Vitale Department of Mental Health, Local Health Authority, Bari Centre of Mental Health, ASL Bari Bari Italy
Yoshiro Maru Japan
Surajit Pathak Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE) Chennai India Biography
Biography of Surajit Pathak
Dr. Surajit Pathak is an Indian born research scientist and an Associate Professor at CHETTINAD
ACADEMY OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, Chennai who has expertise encompassing cancer
biology, stem cell biology. He started active research in the year 2001 and received his Ph.D. from
INDIA in 2007. Dr. Pathak Worked in USA, Italy and Sweden over 9 years with 1010 citations. Dr.
Pathak has published over 60 peer reviewed papers till date.
Kostas Priftis Paediatric Pulmonology and Allergy Unit, 3rd Dpt of Paediatrics Attikon University Hospital Greece