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Volume 13, 4 Issues, 2017

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Adriano Mollica
Department of Pharmacy, University ”G. d' Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara
Via dei Vestini 31
Chieti, 66100

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Adriano Mollica (Biography
Adriano Mollica

Dr. Adriano Mollica is Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Univ. “G. d’ Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Italy and PhD in “Pharmaceutical Sciences”. From 2013 he is Member of the Board of PhD program “Biomol. and Pharm. Sciences” and Tutor of several PhD students and Post-doctoral fellows. His research interests are focused on opioid peptides, neurodegeneration, treatment of chronic and neuropathic pain, multi-target compounds and nutraceuticals. He is co-author of 82 papers published in international journals, one European Patent and one Italian Patent. He is currently “Editor in Chief” of “Current Bioactive Compounds”, and Editorial Board Member of Mini rev. in Org. Chem. and of Prot. & Pept. Lett.


Department of Pharmacy, University ”G. d' Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara
Via dei Vestini 31
Chieti, 66100


M. Iqbal Choudhary (Biography
M. Iqbal Choudhary

Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary is a Distinguished National 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 900 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: 41).


International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences
University of Karachi

Associate Editors:

Hicham Fenniri (Biography
Hicham Fenniri

Dr. Fenniri received all his degrees from the Université de Strasbourg, France. After postdoctoral training at the Scripps Research Institute, he moved to Purdue University, where he initiated his independent academic career, and established the Purdue Laboratory for Chemical Nanotechnology (1999). In 2003, He joined the National Research Council and the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada) as Professor of Chemistry (2003-2013). Dr. Fenniri is currently Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA. Dr. Fenniri’s contributions appeared in over 220 publications, 20 patents and patent applications, and over 450 contributed national and international conference papers. Dr. Fenniri has also lectured extensively around the globe and he has been an invited professor at several institutes and universities.


Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Eric C. Long
Indiana University Purdue-University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Indianapolis, IN

Khushi L. Matta
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

George W. Kabalka (Biography
George W. Kabalka

Dr. Kabalka obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from Purdue University working with Nobel Laureate Herbert C. Brown. He served as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Tennessee for 46 years. He also held the Robert H. Cole Professorship in Radiology at the University of Tennessee for 24 years. Has authored over 550 scientific publications. Dr. Kabalka has presented over 300 invited lectures at universities and scientific meetings throughout the world.


University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Ian Macreadie (Biography
Ian Macreadie

Ian Macreadie obtained his Ph.D. in yeast genetics and molecular biology at Monash University followed by a Post-Doc at University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, followed by a 24 year career at CSIRO, Division of Protein Chemistry, Parkville. Currently he works at RMIT University where he coordinates courses on Industrial Microbiology and Protein Technologies, while continuing research on chemoprevention of Alzheimer’s disease. He is the author of 140 research publications and six patents and has received numerous awards throughout his career. He is the Editor of Microbiology Australia (since 2006) and has chaired two international conferences in Melbourne.


RMIT University

Thierry Meinnel
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Peter Langer
University of Rostock

Olivier R. Martin
University of Orleans and CNRS Rue de Chartres

Regional Editors:

C. Wolfgang Huck (Biography
C. Wolfgang Huck

Prof. Christian W. Huck currently holds a position of a full professor for analytical chemistry at Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria. Currently, Prof. Huck is also guest professor at Kwansei Gakuin University (Sanda, Hyogo, Japan). He has published more than 200 scientific publications describing new analytical attempts in vibrational spectroscopy (different modes of infrared and Raman) and separation science including mass spectrometry (LC, SPE, CE, CEC, -MS, MALDI) and is a named inventor of 14 issued international patents. Prof. Huck has received several international awards (e.g., Buechi, Euregio, Swarovski etc).


Leopold-Franzens University

Michael Kassiou
The University of Sydney

Haroon Khan (Biography
Haroon Khan

Dr. Khan is the Associate 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 150 articles including editorial, review, research and three books. Moreover, several post-graduate scholars are working under his supervision.


Abdul Wali Khan University

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H.Y. Aboul-Enein (Biography
H.Y. Aboul-Enein

Professor Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein is a Professor Emeritus at the Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Department, National Research Center in Cairo, Egypt and the Chemistry Department. Professor Aboul-Enein is the author and co-author of over 1000 refereed published articles, 90 book chapters and more than 400 conference presentations. He is also authored and edited 8 books in the field of analytical chemistry. He is an Editorial Board member of 22 journals including Current Bioactive Compounds (Bentham Science Publishers) since 2005.


National Research Centre

S. Bräse
Universitat Karlsruhe

E. Gontier
Universite de Picardie Jules Verne

S. Khan
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baltimore, MD

A. Kirakosyan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

D.J. Kyle (Biography
D.J. Kyle

Dr. Kyle is Vice President, Discovery Research of Purdue Pharma L.P. He has 30 years of experience in the areas of CNS, pain, and inflammation. Previously, Dr. Kyle served as Director in Discovery Research at Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation and Scios, Inc. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Texas Tech University. Dr. Kyle is an inventor on more than 60 issued US patents and has published nearly 200 manuscripts, review articles and abstracts. He serves on the editorial advisory board of multiple journals for chemistry and pharmacology and is a member of the Dean’s CSLA advisory board at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.


Texas Tech University
Texas, TX

M.A. Letavic
Johnson & Johnson PRD
San Diego, CA

Z.-Q. Lin (Biography
Z.-Q. Lin

Dr. Zhi-Qing Lin is Professor and Director of the Environmental Sciences Program at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Dr. Lin received his Ph.D. degree in Renewable Resources from McGill University in Canada. He was Post-doctoral Research Fellow and post-graduate researcher on Environmental Biogeochemistry at University of California at Berkeley. His research is related to the biogeochemistry of environmentally important trace elements, with a special focus on biological accumulation, transformation, and volatilization processes of selenium in the air-water-soil-plant system. He served as Vice President of International Society of Environmental Indicators, and is founder member and Treasurer of International Society for Selenium Research.


Southern Illinois Edwardsville University
Illinois, IL

Q. Ma
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Washington, DC

R.A. Manderville (Biography
R.A. Manderville

Dr. Richard A. Manderville is Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Toxicology Program at the University of Guelph. He received a Ph.D. from Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) in physical-organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Erwin Buncel. After postdoctoral studies with Prof. Sidney Hecht at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), he launched his independent career at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC) in 1995. In 2004 he returned to Canada and continued his research program at Guelph on the structural, biochemical implications of DNA base modification and their potential applications. Dr. Manderville has authored more than 100 manuscripts, including 5 book chapters and currently teaches “Biochemical Toxicology” dealing with mechanisms of toxicity.


University of Guelph
Guelph, ON

A. Santini
University of Napoli Federico II

M.C. Wani (Biography
M.C. Wani

Mansukh C. Wani (Ph.D., chemistry, Indiana University) is Principal Scientist Emeritus at RTI International. Dr. Wani's main areas of research include the isolation and characterization of biologically active natural products and synthesis of anticancer and antifertility agents. In the area of natural products research at RTI, he has been involved in the isolation, purification, and characterization of a wide variety of antineoplastic agents including camptothecin and taxol. He has published extensively with over 200 publications to his credit. Dr. Wani is the recipient of many awards, including the 2000 Charles F. Kettering Prize of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation.


RTI International Research Triangle Park
North Carolina, NC

F.J. Ahmed
Jamia Hamdard
New Delhi

E. Dagne
Addis Ababa University
Addis Ababa

H.M. Hügel
RMIT University

D. Kinghorn (Biography
D. Kinghorn

Prof. A. Douglas Kinghorn has been Professor and Jack L. Beal Chair in Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at the College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University (OSU) since 2004. He received Ph.D. (1975) and D.Sc. (1990) degrees from The School of Pharmacy, University of London. He has authored or co-authored over 500 peer-reviewed research articles, review articles, and book chapters. His research interests include the isolation and structural characterization of bioactive natural products from higher plants, particularly potential anticancer agents, antileishmanial compounds, cancer chemopreventives, and taste-modifying substances. In 2016, he received a Distinguished Scholar Award from OSU.


The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

P. Kovac
National Institute of Health
Bethesda, MD

S. LaPlante
Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd
Quebec, QC

X.C. Li (Biography
X.C. Li

Dr. Xing-Cong Li is a Principal Scientist in the National Center for Natural Products Research and Research Associate Professor in Pharmacognosy at The University of Mississippi. Dr. Li received his B.S. in Medicinal Chemistry from Shanghai Medical University, M.S. in Phytochemistry from Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science from Hiroshima University. Dr. Li’s research focuses on the isolation, structure elucidation, and synthesis of anti-infective natural products. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles/book chapters and served the scientific community as an editorial board member for several journals.


University of Mississippi
Mississippi, MS

M. Locatelli (Biography
M. Locatelli

Dr. Locatelli is assistant professor at University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara Department of Pharmacy from 2008 where he teaches “Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry”, and “Clinical Analytical Chemistry”. He has 12 years of experience in the development and validation of innovative analytical protocols for quantification of drugs, metabolites, natural compounds. He holds master's degree in Chemistry in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry Sciences in 2007. Dr. Locatelli has authored more than 60 manuscripts, more than 80 congress communications, 1 patent subject to approval, guest editor for 4 special issues for international peer-reviewed Journals, co-editor of 1 book.


University "G.d' Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara

G. Mahady (Biography
G. Mahady

Dr. Mahady is Associate Professor and Director of the Clinical Pharmacognosy Laboratory in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an expert in the field of botanical dietary supplements, pharmacognosy, phytomedicines, medicinal plant research and women’s reproductive health including menopause, osteoporosis, estrogen-responsive cancers and infectious diseases. She has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and six books, including the World Health Organisation’s “Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants”. She is also research faculty within the WHO’s Centre for Traditional Medicine at UIC since 1995.


University of Illinois
Illinois, IL

A.S. Mehanna (Biography
A.S. Mehanna

Dr. Ahmed S. Mehanna is a professor of Medicinal Chemistry at MCPHS University in Boston Massachusetts. He has nearly 25 years of experience in teaching the subject, conducting research directed towards drug discovery of new cardiovascular medications. Dr. Mehanna holds a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg Pa in 1986. He had four years of postdoctoral-experience before joining the faculty at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1990 where he is still currently employed. Dr. Mehanna has authored more than 25 manuscripts, 3 patents, mostly in the area of drug discovery of anti-sickling agents. Dr. Mehanna has contributed to two major Medicinal Chemistry books: Burger‘s Medicinal Chemistry by a chapter on rational design of drugs to treat HIV infections and to Foye’s Principles of Medicinal Chemistry by a chapter on cardiovascular drugs. Currently, Dr. Mehanna is heavily involved in using molecular modelling programs to develop enzyme inhibitors.


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Boston, MA

A. Stefanucci
University of Rome

U. Beifuss
University of Hohenheim

N. Es-Safi
Mohammed V University in Rabat

T.S. Kaufman
Institute of Chemistry of Rosario

S. Kintzios
Agricultural University of Athens

M. Krings (Biography
M. Krings

Michael Krings is curator for fossil plants at the Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology (SNSB-BSPG) in Munich, Germany, and a professor of plant paleobiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. He also holds an affiliate faculty position at the University of Kansas, USA. He received his PhD in botany from the University of Münster, Germany, and was an Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kansas. Dr. Krings has co-authored two textbooks (2009: Paleobotany. The Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants; 2015: Fossil Fungi) and more than 160 research papers. His research focuses on the biology and ecology of microorganisms in late Paleozoic terrestrial ecosystems.



M.A. Lacaille-Dubois (Biography
M.A. Lacaille-Dubois

Pr. Marie-Aleth Lacaille-Dubois is full Professor in Pharmacognosy (University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France). From 2002 to 2011 she was head of the research team EA 3660, "Molecules of Biological Interest”, and since 2012, she joined the EA 4267. She received several awards and distinctions. Her research focuses on the isolation, structure elucidation and biological assessment of natural compounds from the tropical plant biodiversity. She has co-authored over 180 publications, 1 patent, 8 book chapters, 190 communications, and 60 invited lectures. Furthermore, she served in a variety of advisory and editorial committees (Phytomedicine, Phytochemistry, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Natural Product communications…).


University of Burgandy

J.F.J. Liang (Biography
J.F.J. Liang

Dr. James Liang is a Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences, Stevens Institute of Technology. Previously, Dr. Liang served as professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing) and Associate Research Professor at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Prof. Liang has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 16 patents. The research interests of Prof. Liang are in therapeutic peptides and drug delivery technology.


Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ

G.H. Lushington (Biography
G.H. Lushington

Dr. Gerald Lushington received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick. The author of 181 journal articles, nine book chapters and four patents, Lushington is currently Principal Consultant at LiS Consulting, and serves as Adjunct Professor of Food Nutrition Dietetic Health at Kansas State University. With more than 25 years experience in the application of molecular modeling, simulation and informatics to a diverse range of scientific applications, Lushington's primary areas of focus are in drug discovery and pharmacology.


University of Kansas
Kansas, KS

S.V. Malhotra (Biography
S.V. Malhotra

Dr. Malhotra is a Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has nearly 20 years of research experience in organic, medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. His interests focus on the design and discovery of synthetic, and natural product inspired small molecules which can be used as probes for developing understanding of biological phenomena, including protein-protein interactions, modulation of signal transduction pathways, and for translational research in drug discovery, development, imaging and radiation. He has edited five books and authored over 100 research articles.


Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Y. Mizushina
Kobe-Gakuin University

T. Tuccinardi
University of Pisa


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