Gerald H. Lushington LiS Consulting, Lawrence KS USA Biography
Biography of Gerald 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.
A.D. Kinghorn The Ohio State University Columbus, OH USA Biography
Biography of A.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 has co-authored about 550 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. Of multiple honors obtained, he received the 2010 Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award from the American Society of Pharmacognosy and in 2016 the Distinguished Scholar Award from OSU.
Dr. Antreas Afantitis is the director of NovaMechanics Ltd. He is an experienced consultant in
chemoinformatics and applied drug discovery projects. He has a strong scientific background in the field of chemoinformatics, bioinformatics and medicinal chemistry. He has been amongst the most productive authors in the field of Chemoinformatics (bibliometric analysis performed by Prof. Peter Willet) and according to Google Scholar, his h-index is 23. He is the Section Editor for Combinatorial/Medicinal Chemistry. He has developed and applied several virtual screening methodologies to drug discovery problems and based on the results, 3 patents were filed and several articles have been published in top scientific journals. Dr. Afantitis is actively involved (PI or co-PI) in 1 Η2020 and 3 FP7 European Union projects, 2 Cost Actions, 1 Eureka and 4 National Funded R&D projects.
Angela I. Calderon Auburn University Auburn, AL 36849-5501 USA Biography
Biography of Angela I. Calderon
Angela I. Calderón, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Drug Discovery and Development, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Panama, M.S. in Pharmacognosy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy from the University of Lausanne under the guidance of Prof. Kurt Hostettmann. Then, she conducted her postdoctorate at Prof. Richard B. van Breemen’s laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a member of the United States Pharmacopeia Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee and the Advisory Board of Planta Medica.
Section: High Throughput Screening
Horst Flotow Hit Discovery Constance (HDC) GmbH Konstanz Germany Biography
Biography of Horst Flotow
Horst Flotow is a biochemist with many years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry,
including Roche in the UK, MerLion Pharmaceuticals and Lilly Systems Biology in Singapore. He
joined the Experimental Therapeutics Centre when it was established in 2007 as the founding Group
Leader for the HTS group and the Head of the Singapore Screening Centre. In 2015 he moved to
Konstanz in Germany to take up his current position as the CEO of Hit Discovery Constance.
Section: Molecular Design and Informatics
Shahul Nilar Global Blood Therapeutics South San Francisco, CA USA Biography
Biography of Shahul Nilar
Dr. Nilar received his Ph.D. and the Diploma in Chemical Physics from the Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, USA. His area of speciality is Intermolecular Interactions. Dr. Nilar has many years of experience in the molecular design of novel drug candidates against various infectious, neglected and tropical diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis-C, Hepatitis-B and Dengue Fever. He has over 80 international publications and presentations in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences, international patents and software copyrights. In addition, he is an Associate Editor of Current Computer Aided Drug Design.
Frontiers Section Editor
Section: Molecular Physiology
L. Chen Shanghai Maritime University Shanghai China
A.A.H. Al-Amiery University of Technology Baghdad Iraq Biography
Biography of A.A.H. Al-Amiery
Ahmed Al-Amiery (h-index= 26), is a Professor at University of Technology. Prof. Al-Amiery is the head of Energy and Renewable Energies Technology Center, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq. He has over 140 scientific papers and projects either presented or published and 13 patents. He is an internationally expert in many areas of applied chemistry (Synthesis of Organic Molecules and applied these molecules as corrosion inhibitors, antioxidants, scavengers, antimicrobial and anti-cancer in addition to theoretical chemistry). He is visitor professor at Department of Chemical and Process Engineering Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Al-Amiery has Post-doctoral from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Imran Ali Jamia Millia Islamia University New Delhi India Biography
Biography of Imran Ali
Prof. Imran Ali, PhD, FRSC, C Chem, London (UK) is a world recognized academician and researcher. He is working in the area of drugs development, pharamaceutical analyses and water treatment. He has published more than 400 papers in reputed journals including papers in Nature and Chemical Reviews of more than 41 impact factors. He has also written five books published by Marcel Dekker, Inc., USA; Taylor & Francis, USA; John Wiley & Sons, USA; John Wiley & Sons, UK; Elsevier, The Netherlands. His citation is 16,000 with h-index 56 and i10-index 201.
Paula Andrade Porto University Porto Portugal Biography
Biography of Paula Andrade
Paula B. Andrade, PhD, is the Head of Laboratory of Pharmacognosy of the Faculty of Pharmacy of Porto University, where she teaches “Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy” and “Bioactivity of Natural Matrices” subjects. She is a senior researcher of the Associated Laboratory REQUIMTE/LAQV, heading the Natural Products group. She has more than 25 years of research experience in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Current research interests are metabolomics (primary and secondary metabolites) and bioactivities (anti-inflammatory and neuroprotection) of natural matrices, including both terrestrial and marine organisms. She authored more than 300 publications in indexed international journals.
Juliano S. Barin Federal University of Santa Maria Santa Maria Brazil Biography
Biography of Juliano S. Barin
Dr. Barin obtained an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in Brazil. He is currently a Professor at Federal University of Santa Maria/Brazil (since 2009), where he is performing research and teaching activities in chemistry. He is a titular member of Brazilian National Academy of Pharmacy and is involved in the activities of Brazilian Pharmacopoeia. He has experience in the development of a wide range of analytical methods, as well as extraction of natural products and regulatory issues.
Grzegorz Bazylak Nicolaus Copernicus University Bydgoszcz Poland Biography
Biography of Grzegorz Bazylak
Prof. Bazylak received Ph.D. in Food Chemistry from the Technical University of Lodz (Poland) and D.Sc. (habilitation) in Pharmacy from the Medical University of Gdansk (Poland). He worked as post-doc in the Medical University of Lodz (Poland) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium). From 2004 he is working as the Associate Professor and Head of Pharmaco-Bromatology and Molecular Nutrition at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Bydgoszcz (Poland). He has published more than 150 scientific publications, edited the 12 special topic issues of international scholary journals and is a member of Polish Herbal Committee, German Society for Medicinal Plants & Natural Products Research and Human Proteome Organization (USA).
Takayuki Doi Tohoku University Sendai Japan Biography
Biography of Takayuki Doi
Dr. Takayuki Doi is Professor in Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Tohoku University. Dr. Doi obtained D. Eng, from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Dr. Doi has studied for total synthesis of biologically active natural products and their analogues, i.e. cyclic peptides he has focused on for 13 years. Dr. Doi authored 160 publications and 22 account reviews.
H.A. Dondas Mersin University Mersin Turkey Biography
Biography of H.A. Dondas
Prof. Dondas received his Ph.D. degree in 1997 from University of Leeds, UK (under the supervision of Professor Ronald Grigg and received Best Ph.D. Thesis award). In 1997 he was appointed as Assistant Professor and later become Associate Professor in 2001 at Mersin University. Since March 2007, he has been promoted to full Professor at Mersin University.
Zhen Fang Nanjing Agricultural University Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Zhen Fang
Prof. Zhen Fang is leader and founder of biomass group of the College of Engineering at Nanjing Agricultural University. He is the inventor of “fast hydrolysis” process. He is Editor-in-Chief of Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries, and Associate Editors of Biotechnol Biofuels (IF 5.3) & J Supercrit Fluid (IF 3.0). He is also editorial (advisory) board members of Biofuel Bioprod Bior, Energy Sustain Soc, and Energy Policy Res. Prof. Fang is specializing in thermal/biochemical conversion of biomass, nanocatalysts synthesis and their applications, pretreatment of biomass for biorefineries. He obtained his PhDs from China Agricultural University and McGill University.
Alfred Hagemeyer 3040 Oakmead Village Drive Santa Clara, CA 95051 USA Biography
Biography of Alfred Hagemeyer
Dr. Alfred Hagemeyer joined Rennovia in 2011 to apply high throughput methodologies to the discovery of catalysts for the production of chemicals from bio-renewable feedstocks. Before joining Rennovia, Alfred was Group Leader at the Catalysis Lab of Sud-Chemie (now Clariant) in Munich developing catalysts for the gas-phase oxidation of commodity chemicals. Prior to joining Sud-Chemie in 2006, he was Distinguished Scientist at Symyx Technologies, conducting high-throughput catalysis research across a wide range of application areas, including selective oxidations and hydrogenations, emissions control and fuel reforming. Before moving to Symyx in 1998, Alfred was a Senior Scientist with Hoechst, Frankfurt, and Project Leader with BASF, Ludwigshafen, after Post-Doctoral Research at The University of Bologna, Italy. Alfred has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Max-Planck-Institute of Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, a M.Sc. in Physics and a M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Dortmund, Germany, and authored more than 100 issued patents and scientific articles, ranging from novel catalysts and materials to high-throughput screening technology.
Victor J. Hruby University of Arizona Tucson, AZ USA Biography
Biography of Victor J. Hruby
Professor Victor J. Hruby is Regents Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona. His major research interests are in the chemistry and biology of peptide hormones and neurotransmitters and their receptors. He has made contributions to three-dimensional design considerations, asymmetric synthesis, conformational analysis, combinatorial chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, molecular pharmacology, mechanism of action of bioactive peptides, drug development of peptides and peptidomimetic ligands. He has over 1000 publications and numerous patents. He collaborates extensively with chemists and biologists worldwide and has received numerous awards for his scientific work.
Lin Huang Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences Singapore Singapore Biography
Biography of Lin Huang
Lin Huang is currently research scientist at the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, A*STAR, Singapore. He received his DEA and PhD in surface organometallic chemistry and catalysis from the Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse, CNRS, France. His research interests include surface organometallic chemistry, metal catalysis towards hydroformylation, carbon-carbon coupling, ethanol steam reforming and hydrogenation of monoglyderides, solid acid catalysis for dehydration of biomass derivatives such as glycerol and lactic acid, conversion of syngas to light olefins.
Rajan Jose Universiti Malaysia Pahang Pahang Malaysia Biography
Biography of Rajan Jose
Professor Rajan Jose is currently the Dean of Research (Technology), a member of Senate, and a Senior Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). He supervises the Nanostructured Renewable Energy Materials Laboratory in the UMP. He investigated nanostructured perovskite ceramics for microwave and superconducting electronics during doctoral research at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Trivandrum, India and received PhD degree in the year 2002 for his work on superconducting and microwave electronics. He was employed as a scientist at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (India), AIST, Toyota Technological Institute (Japan), and the National University of Singapore.
Yong-Chul Kim Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology Gwangju South Korea Biography
Biography of Yong-Chul Kim
Prof. Kim is a faculty member in School of Life Sciences, Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST), Republic of Korea. He has worked in the field of medicinal chemistry for drug discovery for more than 20 years in NIH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, ChemBridge, Inc. and GIST, performing synthetic organic and combinatorial chemistry of the lead compounds from structure-based drug design for the optimization toward new drug candidates. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and 20 patents with technology transfer activities.
Cheng C. Kui University Malaysia Pahang Kuantan Malaysia Biography
Biography of Cheng C. Kui
He is a PhD holder from The University of New South Wales, specializing in the area of renewable energy from biomass. He is currently an Associate Professor of chemical reaction engineering at Universiti Malaysia Pahang. His field of interest includes renewable energy, steam reforming, dry reforming, hydrothermal process, photocatalysis and reaction engineering.
Santosh Kumar Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar Kokrajhar India Biography
Biography of Santosh Kumar
Dr. Santosh Kumar received his M. Tech & PhD in Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata (India). He has authored 15 journal articles and is currently working as an Assistant Professor & Head of Department (HoD) at Department of Food Engineering & Technology, Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar, Assam (India). He has a strong scientific background with more than 9 years of research experience in the field nanomaterials synthesis, characterization and their applications in food and agriculture. He is Editorial Boards member in some other scientific international journals.
Rong Liu University of California Los Angeles, CA USA Biography
Biography of Rong Liu
Dr. Rong Liu is an assistant researcher at University of California, Los Angeles. He has been working in the field of data science for over 10 years with particular focus on the development of predictive models that links bioactivity of nanomaterials to their physicochemical properties. Dr. Liu is also a senior member of IEEE. He has authored more than 40 manuscripts in data science and its applications while also provided review service for than 20 journals. Dr. Liu is currently serving as an associate editor of Annals of Data Science and an editorial board member of International Journal of Data Science. He co-organized a series of nano-informatics workshop/symposium for various IEEE and ACS conferences.
Prokopios Magiatis University of Athens Athens Greece Biography
Biography of Prokopios Magiatis
Dr. Magiatis obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Magiatis has worked as visiting professor in the University of California- Davis and as an adjunct professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine. He has published more than 120 scientific publications and is an inventor of 10 patents. His field of expertise is related to natural products chemistry and pharmacology and especially olive oil. He has discovered five molecules that are commercially available as pharmacological tools (kinase inhibitors and apoptotic agents).
Ali Maleki Iran University of Science and Technology Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Ali Maleki
Dr. Ali Maleki received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2009. He started his career as an Assistant Professor in Iran University of Science and Technology in 2010, where he is currently Associate Professor. His research interests focus on design and development of novel catalysts, nanochemistry and green chemistry. He has more than 100 ISI-JCR publications. He has been selected as a distinguished researcher of IUST within 2010-2017. Dr. Maleki was awarded the 2016 IUPAC prize for green chemistry.
S. Mehta Delhi Technological University Delhi India Biography
Biography of S. Mehta
Dr. Mehta obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Iowa State University,
Ames, IA, USA (2009). He joined Delhi Technological University, Delhi (2010) where he has
been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry. He was a
visiting researcher (2014-15) at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL, USA.
Dr. Mehta’s research interests include Synthetic Organic Chemistry, especially the
development of new methodologies for the synthesis of medicinally important heterocyclic
compounds, Combinatorial Chemistry, Cheminformatics and Chemical Biology. He is also
interested in antibacterial and anticancer Drug Discovery.
Dr. Melagraki is an experienced consultant in chemoinformatics, nanoinformatics and applied drug and materials design projects. She has a strong scientific background in the field of computational and organic chemistry and she has developed several computational tools to support decisions under uncertainty using virtual screening and informatics methods that significantly reduce costs and timescales. Her scientific work has been published in >40 international peer reviewed journals (h-index=20, Google Scholar) and her articles have been highlighted several times in the top cited/accessed articles. She is a reviewer in leading scientific journals and invited member of Editorial Boards in top scientific international journals.
Guillermo A. Morales Cogent Professionals Indianapolis, IN USA
Robert Powers University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE USA Biography
Biography of Robert Powers
Dr. Robert Powers is currently a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has more than 30 years of experience in NMR spectroscopy, structural biology, metabolomics, and drug discovery. He received his BA from Rutgers University, a Ph.D. in chemistry fromt Purdue University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the NIH laboratory of Chemical Physics. Prior to arriving at UNL, Dr. Powers was an Associate Director for the Protein NMR group at Wyeth. Dr. Powers is the Editor-in-Chief of Current Metabolomics and has written over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 5 book chapters, and is an inventor on 9 patents.
Jean-Louis Reymond University of Berne Bern Switzerland Biography
Biography of Jean-Louis Reymond
Dr. Reymond is Professor of chemistry and chemical biology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He studied at the ETH Zürich, the University of Lausanne, and the Scripps Research Institute. His research focuses on exploring chemical space for drug discovery by computational enumeration, virtual screening and synthesis in the areas of small molecule drug-like compounds and of topologically diverse peptides such as peptide dendrimers and polycyclic peptides. He has published over 200 scientific publications and holds several patents. For more details visit the Reymond group website at www.gdb.unibe.ch.
Marinella Roberti University of Bologna Bologna Italy
Bidyut Saha The University of Burdwan Burdawan India Biography
Biography of Bidyut Saha
Bidyut Saha is the elder son of Arati Saha & Haradhan Saha. Dr. Saha obtained his Ph.D degree in electron transfer reaction in micellar media. He was a visiting scientist for the year 2009-2010 in the Department of Chemistry, UBC, Canada. Dr. Saha is presently working as a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Burdwan University, India. His area of interests is bioremediation of toxic metal and micellar catalysis. He has already published more than hundred papers in international journals. He is a frequent reviewer for ACS, RSC, Science Direct, John Wiley & Sons, Springer Link & Taylor Francis Journals.
Derek S. Tan Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY USA Biography
Biography of Derek S. Tan
Derek S. Tan received his BS in Chemistry from Stanford in 1995, with Prof. Dale G. Drueckhammer, and his PhD in Chemistry from Harvard in 2000, with Prof. Stuart L. Schreiber. After postdoctoral training with Prof. Samuel J. Danishefsky at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he began his independent career at MSK in 2002. He is currently a tenured Member and Chairman of the Chemical Biology Program at MSK, a Tri-Institutional Professor at Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medicine, and Director of the Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology. His research focuses on diversity-oriented synthesis and rational drug design.
Y. Jane Tseng National Taiwan University Taipei Taiwan
Jane R. Choi The University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada Biography
Biography of Jane R. Choi
Dr. Jane Ru Choi received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Malaya, Malaysia in 2016. She is currently a Research Fellow at The University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research interests include cell and molecular biology, stem cell technologies, analytical chemistry, biomaterials and nanomaterials, and the development of microfluidic technologies for environmental monitoring, food safety analysis and a wide range of biomedical applications. Dr. Choi has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, 8 patents. Some of her works have been highlighted in Elsevier’s Summer Chemistry Collection, X-MOL News, Wiley Materials Views and Advanced Science News.
Dr. Thierry Christophe is Director of Biology at Galapagos NV, supervising a multidisciplinary department with activities ranging from biochemical and cellular assay development, HTS and SAR screening. He is also responsible for novel technologies development. In his position, Dr. Christophe participated to the identification of > 25 preclinical candidates in various therapeutic areas.
Before joining Galapagos, Dr. Christophe hold several positions in screening and assay development at Euroscreen SA and Institut Pasteur Korea where he developed High Throughput Confocal Imaging Screening and phenotypic-based Drug Discovery. Dr. Christophe is the author of 30 peer-reviewed papers and 4 patents.
Sanjay J. Dhoble R.T.M. Nagpur University Nagpur India Biography
Biography of Sanjay J. Dhoble
Dr. S.J. Dhoble obtained M.Sc. degree in Physics from Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, India in 1988. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1992 on Solid State Physics from Nagpur University, Nagpur. Dr. S.J. Dhoble is presently working as Professor in Department of Physics, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur, India. During his research career, he is involved in the synthesis and characterization of solid state lighting materials, EVI parameter as well as development of radiation dosimetry phosphors using thermoluminescence, mechanoluminescence and lyoluminescence techniques and utilization of fly ash. Dr. Dhoble published more than six hundred ninety one research papers in international reviewed journals.
Jing Gao Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology Suzhou China Biography
Biography of Jing Gao
Dr. Jing Gao is currently a professor at Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2009 from Harbin Institute of Technology. His research is focused on biomedical photonics, including labeling free detection technologies and applications, the laser development for biomedical applications, and spectroscopy diagnosis of materials. He has published around 70 peer-reviewed papers in numerous scientific publications.
Agnishwar Girigoswami Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute Chennai India Biography
Biography of Agnishwar Girigoswami
Dr. Agnishwar Girigoswami is an Indian Professor at Chettinad Academy of Research & Education (CARE). Dr. Girigoswami received his doctoral degree from the University of Kalyani in Chemistry in 2004 after completing M.Sc. in Biochemistry. He joined KAIST in 2006 as postdoctoral researcher to work on Zip-code microarray technology for the diagnosis of human genetic mutations. His current research projects focus on the development of nanoparticles based theranostic tools, targeted drug delivery systems and bio-molecular spectroscopy.
Kamyar Hadian Helmholtz Zentrum München Munich Germany Biography
Biography of Kamyar Hadian
Dr. Kamyar Hadian is currently the Head of the ‘Assay Development and Screening Platform’ at the HelmholtzZentrum München in Munich/Germany.
Kamyar studied Biology at the Technical University Munich and in 2009 he received his PhD from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University for his studies in HIV research. After a short Postdoc in the field of cellular signaling, he was appointed the Head of the ‘Assay Development and Screening Platform’ in 2010. Five years later, he received a tenure position. In 2016, he concurrently became an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Columbia University in New York City. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications.
Janos Kriston-Vizi University College London UK Biography
Biography of Janos Kriston-Vizi
Dr. Kriston-Vizi is the leader of the Bioinformatics Image Core (BIONIC) facility at MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London. He has more than 10 years of high-content image analysis experience, previously doing research at Kyoto University, Japan and at the Bioinformatics Institute A-STAR, Singapore. Focusing to high-content analysis, image processing and statistics, Dr. Kriston-Vizi has authored more than 30 manuscripts, 2 book chapters and teaches at the Drug Design program at University College London.
Yujing Li Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA USA Biography
Biography of Yujing Li
Dr. Yujing Li received his Ph.D from Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese academy of Sciences, Beijing China. He is currently serving as an instructor at the Department of human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine. His research interests include molecular genetics, neuroscience, epigenetics, and chemical biology and stem cells. He has authored nearly 60 peer reviewed papers and several book chapters.
Xiliang Luo Qingdao University of Science and Technology Qingdao China Biography
Biography of Xiliang Luo
Prof. Xiliang Luo received his PhD degree from Nanjing University in 2005. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Dublin City University, Arizona State University and the University of Pittsburgh successively. In 2011, he became a research assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh and then a Marie Curie Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford. He then joined Qingdao University of Science and Technology at the end of 2011 as a Taishan Scholar Distinguished Professor. His scientific interests are focused on the development of bioassay systems for the detection of disease biomarkers. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Yulia Ovechkina Infectious Disease Research Institute Seattle, WA USA Biography
Biography of Yulia Ovechkina
Dr. Yulia Ovechkina is the High Throughput Screening Director for the Tuberculosis Discovery Research Group at IDRI. Her work is focused on developing high throughput (HTS) and high content (HCS) screening assays. Previously, she established an innovative HCS platform, OncoPanel, to profile therapeutic cancer agents across 240 human tumor cell lines at Ricerca Biosciences. Dr. Ovechkina completed postdoctoral research at Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center and earned Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Washington, M.S. in Molecular Genetics from the Ohio State University, and B.S. in Cytology and Genetics from the Novosibirsk State University (Russia).
Veli C. Ozalp Konta Food and Agriculture University Konya Turkey Biography
Biography of Veli C. Ozalp
Veli Cengiz Ozalp is a scientist at the Konya Food and Agricultural and Food University (Turkey). He works with development of chemo/bio-sensors, for environmental, clinical and food analysis. He is interested in aptamer-based hybrid-nanomaterials. He has long research experience at institutions located on other countries, i.e. University of Bourgogne (France), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), University of Rovira i Virgili (Spain), University of Southern Denmark (Denmark), University of Basque Country (Spain). His main expertise lies in the area of affinity molecule development (aptamers and other nucleic acid based probes) for biosensor applications.
Mel Reichman Lankenau Institute for Medical Research Wynnewood, PA USA Biography
Biography of Mel Reichman
Dr. Melvin Reichman received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester, Center for Brain Research. He has held directed drug discovery laboratories at several pharmaceutical companies over a 20-year career in industry; including at G.D. Searle; Berlex Biosciences; Ligand Pharmaceuticals; Oncogene Bioscience and DuPont Pharma. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) since its inception in 2011 and its President from 2015-2016. He founded the Lankenau Institute Medical Research (LIMR)-Chemical Genomics Center (LCGC) in 2007 and named CSO for Small Molecule Development at LIMR in 2015.
Ulrich Schopfer Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Basel USA Biography
Biography of Ulrich Schopfer
Ulrich Schopfer is Executive Director and Integrated Lead Discovery Head at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). Previously he led a biochemical screening group and was responsible for global compound management at NIBR. He started his career at Novartis as medicinal chemist and project team leader of different discovery programs in Neuroscience. Ulrich Schopfer holds a PhD in chemistry and has authored over 40 publications and book chapters in the areas of chemical biology, lead discovery, medicinal chemistry, compound library management, and organic chemistry.
Attila A. Seyhan Florida Hospital Orlando, FL USA Biography
Biography of Attila A. Seyhan
Attila Seyhan, PhD is an Associate Prof. at the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Florida Hospital, an Adjunct Prof. at Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Orlando, FL and a Research Affiliate with the Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT.
He has over 16 years of experience in Functional Genomics, Translational Research, drug target, drug, and biomarker discovery and development (including biomarkers of disease, monitoring disease progression, response to specific therapies and stratifying the responders to a specific therapy) from preclinical to early clinical research in biotech, large pharma, and academic sectors in oncology, immunology, and metabolic diseases and diabetes.
Mingqian Tan Dalian Polytechnic University Dalian China Biography
Biography of Mingqian Tan
Mingqian Tan, PhD, Professor of Food Science and Technology at Dalian Polytechnic University (China), works in the area of food analysis with the emphasis on water dynamics of food products during food processing, and the formation and bio-effects of foodborne nanoparticles. To date, he has published 100 peer-reviewed papers, such as J. Arg. Food Chem., Food Function, Food Anal. Method, JACS, Chem. Mater., J. Mater. Chem. B., which have been cited more than 1600 times with an H index of 21. He has participated in 12 competitive projects and edited one book, and four book chapters.
Gerardo Turcatti EPFL Lausanne Switzerland
Liping Wen University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China Biography
Biography of Liping Wen
Liping Wen is a Professor at the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS (TIPCCAS). He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the Institute of Chemistry, CAS. Since 2010, he has worked as an Associate Professor in ICCAS. In 2015, he moved to the TIPC and was appointed as a Professor in 2016. Prof. Wen’s current scientific interests are mainly focused on the construction of bioinspired asymmetric smart nanochannel/nanopore membranes by using various physical and chemical methods and their applications in the environmental, health, energy, and desalination fields.
Aimin Yu Swinburne University of Technology Victoria Australia Biography
Biography of Aimin Yu
Dr. Aimin Yu received her PhD in Chemistry at Nanjing University China. After working as a postdoctor at Max Planch Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Germany, Dr Yu moved to Australia in 2003. Dr Yu is currently an Associate Professor at Swinburne University of Technology, based in Melbourne Australia. Her research fields include: synthesis, functionalization and application of nanomaterials; design and preparation of nanostructured thin films; and development of biosensors and assay methods for biomedical applications. Dr Yu has co-authored more than 140 journal articles in these areas.
Run Zhang The University of Queensland Brisbane Australia Biography
Biography of Run Zhang
Run Zhang received his PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry from Dalian University of Technology in 2012. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University in 2012, and Macquarie University Research Fellow (MQRF) in Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science (CBMS) in 2013-2015. He joined the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland in 2016, and currently an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) research fellow. He is interested in the development of (i) responsive probes for analysis and imaging of biomarkers; (ii) functional nanomaterials for diagnosis and therapy.
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Tomasz Baczek Medical University of Gdansk Gdansk Poland Biography
Biography of Tomasz Baczek
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Bączek is the head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry of the Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland. Currently he is also the Vice-Rector for Science of the Medical University of Gdańsk. He graduated the Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Gdańsk and obtained Ph.D. in pharmaceutical analysis. Prof. Bączek’s main research interest comprises pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, bioanalytics, proteomics, chemometrics and medicinal chemistry. Prof. Dr. Tomasz Bączek is an author and co-author of more than 150 original research papers published in pharmaceutically- or analytical chemistry-related journals.
Sorana-Daniela Bolboacă Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca Romania Biography
Biography of Sorana-Daniela Bolboacă
Dr. Sorana D. Bolboacă received her master degree in Medical Informatics and Biostatistics and her Ph.D. in Medicine from the Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The author of more than 200 journal articles and four book chapters, Sorana is currently a professor at Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Bolboacă’s main research interest comprises molecular modelling, simulation and applied informatics, applied statistics to a diverse range of scientific applications.
Marko Djordjevic University of Belgrade Belgrade Serbia Biography
Biography of Marko Djordjevic
Marko Djordjevic got his PhD in theoretical biophysics and bioinformatics from Columbia University (New York) and has done a postdoc in modeling biological systems at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University. He graduated from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Belgrade as a student of the generation (winner of "Prof. Dr. Djordje Zivanovic" award), and also got the bronze medal at the XXVI International Physics Olympiad (Cambera, Australia). At the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Biology, he leads a computational biology group and teaches courses in bioinformatics, biophysics and systems biology.
Boris Furtula University of Kragujevac Kragujevac Serbia Biography
Biography of Boris Furtula
Boris Furtula is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical organic chemistry from the University of Kragujevac. Furtula's research interests are focused on chemical graph theory, chemoinformatics, mathematical chemistry, and chemometrics. He has published more than 120 scientific papers and co-edited 8 books in the "Mathematical Chemistry Series" published at the Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac.
Huixiao Hong U.S. Food and Drug Administration Jefferson, AR USA Biography
Biography of Huixiao Hong
Dr. Huixiao Hong is a senior Scientist at National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Arkansas, USA, working on the scientific bases for regulatory application and development of genomics biomarkers. Before joining the FDA, he was the Manager of Bioinformatics Division at Z-Tech, an ICFI company, at NCTR. He held a Research Scientist position at Sumitomo Chemical Company in Japan. He was a visiting scientist at National Cancer Institute (NCI) at National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was also an Associated Professor and the Director of Laboratory of Computational Chemistry at Nanjing University in China. He published more than 160 scientific papers and served as Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor and Editorial Board member for more than 10 peer-reviewed journals and as reviewer for more than 50 peer-reviewed journals. He received his Ph.D. from Nanjing University in China and did post-doctoral research at Maxwell Institute in Leeds University in England.
Muthusamy Karthikeyan CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory Pune, 411008 India Biography
Biography of Muthusamy Karthikeyan
Muthukumarasamy Karthikeyan is a Principal Scientist in the Chemical Engineering and Process Development Division at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory Pune, India. He holds PhD in Organic Chemistry and working in the area of chemoinformatics its application in drug discovery and design of novel materials for the past 16 years. He has co-authored a text book on Practical Chemoinformatics and about 40 research papers in the area of chemoinformatics handling large scale molecular data and developed open source tools for harvesting chemical information (http://moltable.ncl.res.in/). He is also the recipient of BOYSCAST Award by Department of science and Technology and Overseas Associate Award by Department of Biotechnology. He is selected for 2015 Open Innovation Challenge Award by Thomson Reuters and CodeX. Recently he published two special issues in J. Combi. Chem. High Throughput Screening containing articles on chemoinformatics tools for drug discovery.
Tarek A. Mohamed Al Azhar University Cairo Egypt Biography
Biography of Tarek A. Mohamed
Dr. Tarek A. Mohamed obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry through a joint program between the Chemistry Departments at the USC and UMass (USA) with Al-Azhar University (Egypt). He is currently a Full Professor in the Chemistry Department (Faculty of Science) at Al-Azhar University. He previously served at United Arab Emirates University (UAE), Sultan Qaboos University (Oman) and University of Nizwa (Oman). Dr. Mohamed has already authored/co-authored over 55 published manuscripts in refereed ISI international journals. Furthermore, he is a reviewer in 13 ISI-international journals, and he is also a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of many international conferences.
Jaroslaw Polanski University of Silesia Katowice Poland Biography
Biography of Jaroslaw Polanski
Dr. Polanski obtained his PhD from the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. Dr Polanski also holds a habilitation in organic and medicinal chemistry from the Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland. Currently Dr. Polanski is a Full Professor in the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. He has published more than 100 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 20 issued patents. He is a member of the editorial board of Letters in Drug Design & Discovery (Bentham).
Deepak Sharma Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee India Biography
Biography of Deepak Sharma
Dr. Deepak Sharma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee (India) and works in the area of Computational Biology and Medicoinformatics. He develops algorithms using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for the diagnosis/treatment of diseases. He was selected as ‘Future Global Leader’ 2017. His excellent research work had won him the prestigious ‘INSA Medal for Young Scientist 2008’ and ‘Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratna Award. He was invited as a Visiting Faculty at the University of Maryland, USA and was also selected as a founding member of the Indian National Young Academy of Science.
Andrey A. Toropov IRCCS, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri" Milano Italy Biography
Biography of Andrey A. Toropov
Andrey A. Toropov (PhD) has been working in Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Milano, Italy with Dr. Benfenati’s research group. The optimal (flexible) descriptors are his main scientific interest. He is developer of recent version of the optimal descriptors named as collectors of eclectic data for a QSPR/QSAR predictions. This paradigm is especially appropriate for the cases of complex molecular systems such as nanomaterials and proteins. He had done contribution for the development of the CORAL freeware (http://www.insilico.eu/coral). He had published of about 220 papers in international journals on the QSPR/QSAR analysis: physicochemical properties, toxicity, cancirogenicity, anticancer agents, anti-HIV-1 agents, QSPR/QSAR analysis for nanomaterials. He was participant of the following EC projects: DEMETRA, CHEMPREDICT, PROSIL, ORCHESTRA, ANTARES, OSIRIS, NanoBRIDGES, PreNanoTox, NanoPUZZLES etc. He is participant in work of Editorial Boards of scientific journals (as a reviewer). He has been visiting scientist in Jackson State University (USA, Mississippi), in 2006-2007.
Alexandre Varnek University of Strasbourg Strasbourg France Biography
Biography of Alexandre Varnek
Alexandre Varnek got his PhD in physical chemistry from the Institute of Inorganic and General Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. In 1995, Alexandre joined the University of Strasbourg, France, where he holds the position of a Professor in theoretical chemistry, head of the Laboratory of Chemoinformatics and the director of two MSc programs: master in chemoinformatics and master “In Silico Drug Design”. Alexandre is (co)author of 1 monograph, 4 textbooks and more than 170 research articles and book chapters in the field of molecular modeling.
Piotr Wąż Medical University of Gdańsk Gdańsk Poland Biography
Biography of Piotr Wąż
Piotr Wąż (PhD) is a Faculty Adjunct at the Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland. Piotr Wąż's research interest is mathematical modeling in different areas of science such as medicine, chemistry, astronomy. He brought a substantial contribution to developing new molecular descriptors, biomarkers for diabetes, estimators of deterministic chaos. He also created a highly accurate theory of the motion of Phobos and a new method of the classification of the stellar spectra. Since 2007 his main area of research is bioinformatics. Working in this field he developed several new mathematical models and got awarded Habilitation.
Editorial Board Members: (Pharmacognosy)
Ji-Jun Chen Kunming Institute of Botany Kunming China
W.-K. Jung Pukyong National University Nam-Gu, Busan Republic of Korea
Ik-Soo Lee Chonnam National University Gwangju Korea
Nitin Mantri RMIT University Victoria Australia Biography
Biography of Nitin Mantri
Dr. Mantri is the Leader of ‘The Pangenomics Group’, Chair of Next Generation Sequencing Facility and Associate Professor of Biotechnology at RMIT University, Melbourne. His research in the last 15 years has been focused on identifying genes and markers associated with traits of interest using high-throughput techniques like microarrays and next-generation sequencing.
He is also a recipient of several research awards including Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship, Italy (2006); RMIT Early Career Researcher Award (2011); RMIT Early Career Researcher Travel Award (2012); Dean’s Excellence in Research Award (2013).
Bhushan Patwardhan Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007 India Biography
Biography of Bhushan Patwardhan
Professor Bhushan Patwardhan Director, Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at Savitribai Phule Pune University is a top cited author in the field of Ayurveda, ethnopharmacology and integrative medicine. He has guided 19 PhD students, holds 8 Indian Patents, 2 US Patents with >6550 citations, >120 research publications with Scholar h-Index 41. He is Fellow of National Academy Sciences and National Academy of Medical Sciences (India). He has received many orations and awards including Sir Ram Nath Chopra Oration, Waldeimar Haffkine Oration, KLE University Oration, etc.
Coran M.H. Watanabe Texas A&M University College Station, TX USA Biography
Biography of Coran M.H. Watanabe
Dr. Watanabe received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She obtained her Ph.D. degree with Dr. Craig Townsend at The Johns Hopkins University and followed with postdoctoral research with Dr. Peter Schultz at the University of California, Berkeley and The Scripps Research Institute. She began her faculty position at Texas A&M University Department of Chemistry in 2002. She has received a number of awards including a Research Corporation Innovation Award, a Rising Star ACS PROGRESS, Dreyfus Lectureship Award, and an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award.
Dr. Zhou obtained a MSc in Botany and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Wuhan University, China. He is a professor at College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences in Wuhan University. He is also the director of Hubei Provincial Association of Spectroscopy and the Vice Chairman of Young Academic Committee of Chinese Association for Instrumental Analysis. His scientific interests include the separation and analysis of active biomolecules and biological mass spectrometry.
Editorial Board Member: (Molecular Physiology)
G. Huang Shaoyang University Shaoyang China Biography
Biography of G. Huang
Dr. Guohua Huang is currently a Full Professor at Provincial Key
Laboratory of Informational Service for Rural Area of Southwestern
Hunan, Shaoyang University. He received his Ph.D. in informatics and
system biology from Shanghai University. Prof. Huang’s research interest
focuses mainly on algorithms of machine learning and application of it in
the molecular biology, drug design and drug repositioning. He has
recently published more than 50 scientific papers, edited 4 special issues
as guest editors, and reviewed more than 50 manuscripts for more than
20 peer-reviewed journals as reviewers.
M. Nasrollahzadeh University of Qom Qom Iran Biography
Biography of M. Nasrollahzadeh
Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh was born in 1981 in Babol. He received his BSc in applied chemistry and MSc in organic chemistry. In 2012 he graduated his PhD in organic chemistry at the Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran and then he joined to chemistry department at the University of Qom as assistant professor. His research interests were the preparation of novel organic molecules, polymer supported metal compelexes and new organometallic catalysis for C-C and C-X coupling reactions. Now, his research interests are new processes and scale-up in organic chemistry, organometallic catalysis, phytochemistry, plant-mediated green synthesis of metal and metal oxides NPs & nanocomposites.
J. J. Villaverde National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of J. J. Villaverde
Juan José Villaverde is a scientist at the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology - INIA. He has also worked within the Spanish research system at the Univ. Santiago Compostela, Univ. La Coruña and Autonomous Univ. Madrid. He has long research experience at institutions of other countries, i.e. KTH Royal Inst. Technology (Sweden), Univ. Aveiro (Portugal), Istituto di Struttura della Materia and Univ. Paul Sabatier. His research interests are the new tools for both characterization of novel valuable compounds from/for/in the agriculture and risk assessment of pesticides and their transformation products as contaminants of environmental compartments.
D. Zhou University College Dublin Dublin Ireland Biography
Biography of D. Zhou
Dr. Zhou received his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry and physics from Nankai University, China in 2012. And then, he joined SINOPEC Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry as a chemical engineer. Later on, as a postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Zhou joined Prof. Wang’s research group at University College Dublin. He is currently a senior research fellow in Charles Institute of Dermatology at University College Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Zhou’s research interest has covered a wide range of topics including controlled/living polymerization, new methodologies for hyperbranched and star polymer synthesis, novel cyclized/knotted biomaterials and nonviral gene therapy for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa etc.
Associate Editorial Board Member: (Physiology)
M.-R. Chao Chung Shan Medical University Taichung Taiwan Biography
Biography of M.-R. Chao
Dr. Mu-Rong Chao received his Ph.D degree from National Cheng Kung University. He had a postdoctoral research training at National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan. He now is a professor in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Chung Shan Medical University. His expertise is in analytical toxicology and mass spectrometry-based detection, especially for the analysis of nucleic acids. His research interests are to explore the relation of hazards exposure to adverse health effects, and to develop high throughput mass spectrometric methods for prevention and early diagnosis. He has published more than 70 papers in the international peer-reviewed journals.
Executive Guest Editors
B. Mathew Ahalia School of Pharmacy Kerala India Biography
Biography of B. Mathew
Dr. Bijo Mathew was received Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad, India in 2016. Currently he is working as an associate professor in Ahalia School of Pharmacy, Kerala, India. He has been working on the screening of novel inhibitors for monoamine oxidases and cholinesterases from synthetic compounds to pursue pharmaceutical agents. He reported about 80 research articles in qualified international journals with H index of 15.
Q. Zou University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Sichuan China Biography
Biography of Q. Zou
Quan Zou received the BSc, MSc and the PhD degrees in computer science from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2004, 2007 and 2009, respectively. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM. He worked in Xiamen University and Tianjin University from 2009 to 2018 as an assistant professor, associate professor and professor. He is currently a professor in the Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. His research is in the areas of bioinformatics, machine learning and parallel computing. Several related works have been published by Science, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, etc. Google scholar showed that his more than 100 papers have been cited more than 5000 times. He is the editor-in-chief of Current Bioinformatics, associate editor of IEEE Access, and the editor board member of Computers in Biology and Medicine, Genes, Scientific Reports, etc. He was selected as one of the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers in 2018.
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