Bin Wu Zhejiang University Hangzhou China Biography
Biography of Bin Wu
Prof. Bin Wu obtained his Ph.D. in the field of organic chemistry in 2007 at the Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University and pursued research at the Pharmaceutical College in the field of Medicinal Chemistry as a Post-doc research fellow. In 2015, he was promoted as full professor at the Ocean College of Zhejiang University and is engaged in various fields related to the discovery of new marine natural products, evaluation of microbial diversity of unique marine habitats to the development of new ways of culture and molecular methods to access cryptic natural product biosynthetic pathways, development of new approaches to purify and characterize polysaccharides, characterization of toxins to the research of metallomics.
M. Iqbal Choudhary International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences University of Karach Karachi Pakistan Biography
Biography of M. Iqbal Choudhary
Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary is a Professor of Organic Chemistry and Director at International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research). He is among the most prominent scientists of Pakistan, recognized for his original contributions in the fields of natural products and bioorganic chemistry. He has written and edited 50 books, most of which have been published in USA and Europe. He is also the author of over 1,000 research papers and chapters in top international science journals of the West, as well as 43 US patents. The cumulative impact factor of his publications is over 1,750. This is by far the largest number of quality publications from any scientist in Pakistan. He has been among the most cited scientists of Pakistan in last five years with citations exceeding 11,000 (h-Index: 40).
Honorary Advisory Board
G.A. Cordell Natural Products Inc. Evanston, IL USA
Y.T. Lee (Nobel Laureate) Academia Sinica Taipei Taiwan
J.-M. Lehn (Nobel Laureate) ISIS - Universite de Strasbourg Strasbourg France
F. Murad (Nobel Laureate) Palo Alto Veterans Hospital Palo Alto, CA USA
K. Wüthrich (Nobel Laureate) The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, CA USA
Robert E. Smith U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Kansas, KS USA Biography
Biography of Robert E. Smith
Robert E. Smith is an adjunct associate professor at Park University and a science advisor for the U.S. FDA. He has written five books, nine chapters in four other books, seven FDA Laboratory Information Bulletins (LIBs), two editorials as a guest editor for special issues of journals and 101 journal articles. This includes three editions of an ebook titled Medicinal Chemistry – Fusion of Traditional and Western Medicine, published by Bentham Science. His research interests include analytical chemistry, food chemistry, biochemistry and medicinal chemistry.
Dr. Salvatore Genovese obtained in 2004 the Degree (Honour Degree) in Pharmacy and in 2008 a doctorate (Ph.D) in Chemistry and Technology of Drugs at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Perugia. During the Doctorate Course he was hosted at the Insititute “Claudius Regaud”, INSERM, Regional Center of Research on Cancer of Tolouse (France). Currently Dr. Genovese is Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology at the, Department of Pharmacy of the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. He got the Italian national certification for associate professor of Medicinal Chemistry. He has published more than 125 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 1 European patent. Dr. Genovese is Regional Editor of the “The Natural Products Journal” and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-allergy Agents In Medicinal Chemistry published by Bentham.
Editorial Board Members
T.A. Aburjai The University of Jordan Amman Jordan Biography
Biography of T.A. Aburjai
Professor Aburjai has completed his PhD in Natural Product chemistry and analysis, QC of Natural products and nutraceuticls from Milan University and he received his post doctorate from University of Kentucky. He published more than 200 papers in reputed journals, symposium abstract and patent applications. He has been serving as an editorial board member of reputable pharmaceutical journals. Also he has ample experience in drug development, registration and GMP implementation. He is official consultant of many regional and international pharmaceutical industries. Moreover he was ex. Vice president and Dean of different faculties of pharmacy and has excellent administrative experience.
E.K. Akkol Gazi University Ankara Turkey Biography
Biography of E.K. Akkol
Prof.Dr. Esra KÜPELİ AKKOL was born in Turkey. She got her Bachelor of Science degree in Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Turkey and got her Ph.D. degree from the University of Gazi. She is currently Professor in the Gazi University, Faculty of Pharmacy,. She served in many capacities in her field including service on several editorial boards and numerous review committees for journals such as Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Journal of Pharmacy Sciences, The Internet Journal of Herbal and Plant Medicine, International Journal of Genuine Traditional Medicine, Advances in Pharmacological Sciences, Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine and The Open Pain Journal.
G.A. Akowuah UCSI University Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Biography
Biography of G.A. Akowuah
Dr Gabriel Akyirem Akowuah is currently Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the Head of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Years of working as Head of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department at UCSI University has provided him with the capacity to supervise the academic and administrative work of the department. He has proven the ability to develop undergraduate and postgraduate teaching materials of the courses under the Department, supervise the assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervision of research projects and acquisition of research grants. He instructs organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and pharmaceutical analysis at the undergraduate level. He also instructs separation science and spectroscopic methods at Postgraduate level (M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry). Dr Akowuah received his PhD from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Science University of Malaysia in 2005 majoring in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Dr Akowuah is Author of over 50 publications and 30 presentations in various areas of pharmaceutical, phytochemical and biomedical analyses, toxicology, pharmacokinetic and bioavailability studies. He has served as an external examiner to evaluate a number of PhD Thesis in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
A. Ammazzalorso University of Chieti Chieti Italy Biography
Biography of A. Ammazzalorso
Dr. Alessandra Ammazzalorso obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Chieti (Italy) in 2001. Since 2004 she is Assistant Professor at Pharmacy Department of University of Chieti. Her research interests include the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel small molecules, mainly compounds targeting Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors, aromatase and nitric oxide synthase.
A.B. Azlan Universiti Putra Malaysia Serdang Malaysia Biography
Biography of A.B. Azlan
AZRINA Azlan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She obtained her B.Sc. (Food Science and Nutrition) from UKM and Ph.D. (Nutritional Sciences) from UPM in 1995 and 2005, respectively. Her research areas include Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases, Supplements and Functional Foods, as well as Food and Nutrition Databases. She has published more than 140 journal articles, 6 books and 15 book chapters. She has won a few medals locally and internationally.
A.O. Ballesteros CSIC Institute of Catalysis Madrid Spain
V. Bankova Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia Bulgaria Biography
Biography of V. Bankova
Vassya Bankova, PhD, DSc, is a full professor in Natural Product Chemistry at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. She has worked as a guest-researcher at the Ruhr University – Bochum, the University of Saarland, Saarbruecken, the Bandeirante University, Sao Paulo, and the Institute of Molecules of Biological Interest, Naples. Her research interests are directed towards search for new biologically active compounds from unexplored biological subjects (endemic plants, mushrooms, bee products); development of modern reliable methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis of the active components in complex natural extracts. Her special interest is devoted to the bee product propolis (bee glue). Her total number of publications is over 200, she has an h-index of 43. She is a member of the International Honey Commission and president of the Bulgarian Phytochemical Society.
S. Cavallaro Italian National Research Council Catania Italy
S. Chimichi University of Firenze Firenze Italy
W. Cho Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kowloon Hong Kong Biography
Biography of W. Cho
Dr William Cho is a Biomedical Scientist in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. His main research interests have been focusing on cancer studies utilizing high-throughput technologies to discover biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, treatment prediction and prognostication. He is a Chartered Scientist granted by the Science Council (UK), a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (HK), the Guest Professor of a number of Universities and the Fellow Member of several institutes, including the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK), Hong Kong Institute of Biomedical Science and Hong Kong Society for Molecular Diagnostic Sciences. Dr Cho has published over 230 peer-reviewed papers. These papers have received ~6,000 citations.
He serves as the editor-in-chief, editor and associate editor of a number of international medical journals.
C.M. Cordero University of Seville Seville Spain
M. Frédérich University Liege Liège Belgium Biography
Biography of M. Frédérich
Michel Frédérich was graduated Pharmacist in 1996 at the University of Liège (Belgium) where he obtained his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2000, and the Agrégation de l’Enseignement Supérieur degree in 2007. He realized during the year 2003 a postdoctoral stay in the laboratory of Pharmacognosy of Professor Verpoorte at the University of Leiden (Netherlands). Laureate of three awards, he was Senior Researcher at the F.N.R.S. from 2004 to 2010. In 2010 he became lecturer at the University of Liège and he is currently full Professor in Pharmacognosy. Author of more than 120 international publications, his fields of research are Natural substances with antiplasmodial, antitumoral and anti-inflammatory properties, plant metabolomics and herbal medicines quality control.
A.H. Gilani Aga Khan University Karachi Pakistan
J.P. Kamdem Regional University of Cariri Crato Brazil Biography
Biography of J.P. Kamdem
Dr. Jean Paul Kamdem obtained his PhD degree in Biochemistry in 2013 from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, as a TWAS-CNPq Fellow under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Diogo Onofre Gomes de Sousa and Prof. Dr. João Batista Teixeira da Rocha (UFSM). In 2013, he received a CAPES Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with the two mentors and was awarded the AGNES (African-German Network for Excellence in Science) grant for Junior Researchers in 2013, and the CAPES-Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, in 2018. His current research interest include the protective role of phytochemicals and plant extracts against oxidative damage in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster and the lobster cockroach, Nauphoeta cinerea.
V. Karunaratne University of Peradeniya Peradeniya Sri Lanka
S.A. Khan University of Swabi Anbar Swabi Pakistan Biography
Biography of S.A. Khan
Dr. Khan completed his PhD in 2017 from Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia in Nanotechnology and Nanocatalysis .Dr. Khan published 29 publications with cumulative impact factor of 78.0 and 4 book chapters with h-index of 11. Dr. Khan is the academic editor and associate editor of the two ongoing books.Currently, Dr. Khan is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Swabi. Dr. Khan Successfully co-supervised 2 MPhil and 2 MSC Students. Currently, 02 MSC, 08 MPhil and 03 PhD students are working in Dr.Khan research group.
Y. Kimura Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine Ehime Japan
K.-H. Lee University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC USA Biography
Biography of K.-H. Lee
Dr. K.H. Lee is a Kenan Distinguished Professor at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, an Academician of Academia Sinica, as well as the Director of the Natural Products Research Laboratories. Dr. Lee, who has a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, has published over 850 research articles and 117 patents throughout his career. Dr. Lee combines the fields of natural products chemistry and synthetic medicinal chemistry as well as cutting-edge life science technologies to design and discover herbal medicine-based bioactive natural products and their analogs as clinical trial drug candidates. Since 1971, his efforts have led to the discovery of several thousand such compounds.
D. Li Ocean University of China Qingdao China Biography
Biography of D. Li
Professor Dehai Li received his Bachelor degree from Shandong University in 2002, and obtained his PhD in 2007 at Ocean University of China where his research focused on Marine Natural products Chemistry. After then, he carried out his postdoctoral research with Professor Raymond J Andersen at the University of British Columbia from 2007 to 2009. He joined School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ocean University of China in 2009 as an associate professor. From 2014, he was promoted to be a full professor. During 2014-2015, he went to Professor Yi Tang’s lab of University of California, Los angles as a visit scientist. His research interests are focused on the bioactive metabolites from marine derived microorganisms. In the past 15 years, over 5000 strains of marine-derived microorganisms have been obtained and over 800 new compounds have been discovered by his group. Until now, he has published over 130 papers and been authorized for 8 patents.
A. Mastinu University of Brescia Brescia Italy Biography
Biography of A. Mastinu
Dr. Mastinu completed his PhD in 2014 from University of Cagliari. The main topic of his research was the cannabinoids and energetic metabolism. Dr. Mastinu published more than 20 publications in indexed and international journals with h-index of 12. Now, Dr. Mastinu is the principal investigator for several projects: “Characterization new bioactive cannabimimetic natural entities in mouse models” and “Phytocannabinoids characterization from Cannabis sativa”. Dr. Mastinu was the winner of the Otsuka 2017 Prize for Neuropsychopharmacological Research.
A. Moussa Institute of Veterinary Sciences University Tiaret Algeria Biography
Biography of A. Moussa
Dr. Moussa Ahmed is a medical microbiologist by profession from the Institute of Veterinary Sciences, University Ibn-Khaldoun, Tiaret, Algeria . He obtained his PhD degree from Mostaganem University Algeria. He has published more than 50 scientific publications. He is on the editorial board of many international medical and scientific journals. He is currently a Researcher in the Laboratory Pharmacognosy & Api-Phytotherapy Research laboratory Mostaganem University,Algeria
A. Mujib Hamdard University (Jamia Hamdard) New Delhi India Biography
Biography of A. Mujib
A. Mujib, Ph.D, a DAAD fellow (Germany), now associated with Department of Botany, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. His research interest includes in vitro (somatic) embryogenesis, gene expression; proteomics, in vitro mutagenesis and crop improvement; chromosomal/Cytogenetics and molecular analyses of variance, flow cytometric DNA analysis of plants/ regenerants; enhancement of secondary compounds /alkaloids using biotic, abiotic stress and other modern biotechnological approaches. Teaching areas are molecular genetics, Cytogenetics and plant biotechnology. Published around 110 articles which include four books, research papers and review articles of International repute with impact factors and book chapters. Reviewing research articles for about 45 International Journals and also an editorial board member of 25 International Journals. Dr. Mujib has been advisor/ supervisor of 15 Ph. D students.
A. Omri Laurentian University Sudbury, ON Canada Biography
Biography of A. Omri
Dr. Abdel Omri obtained his PhD from Université de Montréal in 1996. He is currently Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with a cross appointment to the Department of Biology, the Biomolecular Sciences PhD Program, School of Rural and Northern Health PhD Program. Dr. Omri is also involved in the education of undergraduate and graduate students through the coordination of several calendar courses in biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology and pharmaceutical technology. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles over his career in various aspects of drug delivery and targeting in addition to several published book chapters and books (2). He has served on a number of Editorial Boards and Granting Agencies in Canada and abroad.
M.S.C. Pedras University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK Canada Biography
Biography of M.S.C. Pedras
M. Soledade C. Pedras obtained the Licentiate and Ph.D. degrees from the Departments of Chemistry of the Universities of Porto and of Alberta, respectively. She joined the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan in 1994 and was promoted to full Professor in 1998. Dr. Pedras holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Bioorganic and Agricultural Chemistry since 2004. The theme of her research program involves plant fungal diseases of cultivated and wild crucifers, particularly the discovery of bioactive metabolites including phytoalexins, phytoanticipins and phytotoxins. Investigation of some enzymes involved in the interactions between crucifers and their pathogens, the chemical syntheses and biosyntheses of novel natural products, and the design of specific fungal enzyme inhibitors known as paldoxins are research themes of her program.
J. Peng Dalian Medical University Dalian China Biography
Biography of J. Peng
Jinyong Peng was born in Hubei Provence, China. He received his Master of Medical Science from Zhejiang University, and then received PhD from Second Military Medical University, and last received his post-doctoral degree Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics. Currently, he is working as the Dean of College of Pharmacy, Dalian Medical University. He is serving as an Editorial Member of British Journal of Pharmacology, Archives of Toxicology, Pharmacological Research, et al. As corresp- ondding author, he has published many papers in Theranostics, Redox Biology, Archives of Toxicology. He is a member of Chinese Pharmacological Society, and Chinese Chemical Society.
M. Poirot Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) Cedex France Biography
Biography of M. Poirot
Dr. Poirot obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in chemical biology from the University of Toulouse (France). He is a first class research director at the INSERM and currently heads the team ‘Cholesterol metabolism and therapeutic innovations’ at the Cancer Research Center of Toulouse”. He is co-founder of the biotech company Affichem, and he is an active member of the European Network on Oxysterol Research (ENOR, http://oxysterols.com/). Dr Poirot has authored more than 70 manuscripts and 20 patents.
P. Proksch Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Germany
M.-H. Qiu Kunming Institute of Botany (CAS) Kunming China
M.G. Reinecke Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX USA
C. Santi University of Perugia Perugia Italy Biography
Biography of C. Santi
Claudio Santi received the PhD in Chemical Sciences from the University of Perugia under the supervision of Prof. Marcello Tiecco. Currently he is professor of Organic Chemistry and teaches the courses of Spectroscopy for Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry of Natural Compounds. He leads the group of Catalysis and Organic Green Chemistry in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and is worldwide recognized expert n organoselenium chemistry. His research interest range from the application of selenium reagents in green chemistry to the development of new orgaselenium containing drugs. He is author of more than 130 publications including review articles and book chapters.
T.J. Schmidt University of Münster Münster Germany
Y.M. Syah Institut Teknologi Bandung Bandung Indonesia Biography
Biography of Y.M. Syah
Yana Maolana Syah received his Drs-degree in Chemistry (1988) from Padjadjaran
University, Indonesia, while his Master degree (1991) from Institut Teknologi Bandung,
Indonesia. In 1998 he earned Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from University of
Western Australia, where he also spent a series of short post doctoral researches
during a period 1999-2008. Since 1992 he joined Chemistry Program, Faculty of
Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, and from
2009 served as a Professor of Natural Products Chemistry at the Faculty. He has
worked with many species of the families Dipterocarpaceae, Lauraceae and
Meliaceae, as well as the genera Artocarpus (Moraceae) and Macaranga
(Euphorbiaceae). His work interest covers isolation and structure elucidation, NMR
spectroscopy and mass spectrometry, bioactivity and chemical transformation of
Z. Ul-Haq University of Karachi Karachi Pakistan Biography
Biography of Z. Ul-Haq
Dr. Zaheer Ul-Haq is directing the Computational Chemistry group at the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug research, University of Karachi. He obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman and completed his post-doctoral studies with Prof. Bernd M. Rode in Innsbruck, Austria. He is a recipient of Fulbright and Humboldt Fellowship from USA and Germany, respectively. He has published over 100 research articles in top international journals and he is the editor of a series of book entitled “Frontiers in Computational Chemistry. His area of interest includes in silico screening and Molecular Dynamics simulation of bio-molecules.
K. Weissman University of Lorraine Nancy France Biography
Biography of K. Weissman
Kira J. Weissman obtained her BS in Chemistry from Stanford University, California in 1995. Receipt of a Churchill Fellowship allowed her to relocate to the United Kingdom, where she carried out MPhil (1996), PhD (2000) and post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge. Following nomination to a lectureship in the Department of Biochemistry, she moved in 2007 to the University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany, as an Alexander Humboldt Research Fellow. Dr. Weissman has been in her present position, Professor of Enzymology at Lorraine University, Nancy, France, since 2010. Her current research interests include the mechanistic enzymology and structural biology of modular polyketide synthase (PKS) systems. She is the author of over 70 primary publications, reviews, commentaries, book chapters and popular science articles.
M. Wink Heidelberg University Heidelberg Germany
S.-B. Wu City University of New York New York City, NY USA
Associate Editorial Board Member
R. Erenler Gaziosmanpasa University Tokat Turkey Biography
Biography of R. Erenler
Ramazan Erenler is a full Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University, Turkey, head of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory and Plant Research Laboratory. He has completed his PhD in the field of Organic Chemistry from Tokat Gaziosmanpasa Universiyt, Turkey and postdoctoral studies from Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and Kansas State University, USA in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. He has published many scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. He joined the many international congresses and publised many conference proceedings. Dr. Erenler’s research focuses on the area of Plant Chemistry, isolation and identification of secondary metabolites from plants and investigation of their antioxidant and anticancer activities.