Editorial Board ::: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening

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Gerald H. Lushington (Biography
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.


LiS Consulting, Lawrence

Section Editors:

(Combinatorial / Medicinal Chemistry)
Antreas Afantitis (Biography
Antreas Afantitis

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.


NovaMechanics Ltd
Pallouriotissa, Nicosia

(High Throughput Screening)
Horst Flotow (Biography
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.


Hit Discovery Constance (HDC) GmbH

Angela I. Calderon (Biography
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.


Harrison School of Pharmacy
Auburn University
Auburn, AL

(Molecular Design and Informatics)
Shahul Nilar (Biography
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.


Computational Chemistry
Global Blood Therapeutics
South San Francisco, CA

Editorial Board Members: (Combinatorial / Medicinal Chemistry)

Paula Andrade (Biography
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.


Porto University

Alfred Hagemeyer (Biography
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.


Rennovia Inc.
3040 Oakmead Village Drive
Santa Clara, CA

Rong Liu (Biography
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.


University of California
Los Angeles

Guillermo A. Morales
Cogent Professionals
Indianapolis, IN

Marinella Roberti
University of Bologna

Eugenia Valsami-Jones
University of Birmingham

Grzegorz Bazylak (Biography
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).


Nicolaus Copernicus University

Victor J. Hruby (Biography
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.


University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Prokopios Magiatis (Biography
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).


University of Athens

Robert Powers (Biography
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.


University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE

Derek S. Tan (Biography
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.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Takayuki Doi (Biography
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.


Tohoku University

Yong-Chul Kim (Biography
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.


Kwangju Institute of Science & Technology
South Korea

Georgia Melagraki
NovaMechanics Ltd.

Jean-Louis Reymond (Biography
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.


University of Berne

Y. Jane Tseng
National Taiwan University

Editorial Board Members: (High Throughput Screening)

Christophe Antczak (Biography
Christophe Antczak

Dr. Antczak is a Laboratory Head at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, where he drives integrated lead discovery efforts for multiple projects in collaboration with cardiovascular, metabolic and respiratory disease areas. He earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology & Medicinal Chemistry from University Paris Descartes, for his work on targeted anti-cancer agents at Institut Curie (Paris, France). In his previous position as Assistant Director of the the High Throughput Screening Core Facility at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Antczak managed small molecule screening for various drug and target discovery projects. Dr. Antczak has authored 40 publications and 5 patents.


Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research
Boston, MA

Thierry Christophe (Biography
Thierry Christophe

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.


Galapagos, N.V.

Kamyar Hadian (Biography
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.


Helmholtz Zentrum München

Janos Kriston-Vizi (Biography
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.


Medical Research Council. Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology
University College London, WC1E 6BT

Mel Reichman
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Wynnewood, PA

Attila A. Seyhan (Biography
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.


Florida Hospital
Orlando, FL

Pedro Aza-Blanc
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, CA

Thierry Dorval (Biography
Thierry Dorval

Thierry Dorval received a B.S. degree in theoretical physic and graduated in image processing and artificial intelligence at University Paris IV, France. He received a Ph.D. image analysis, indexing and retrieval and then joined the institut Pasteur Korea in 2005 as a group leader specialized in High Content Screening applied to cellular differentiation as well as toxicity prediction. In 2012 he joined AstraZeneca, UK, where he was leading the Image and Data Analytics team. His activities were about developing quantitative solutions in support of phenotypic screens.

In 2015 he joined Servier, France, as leader of the HCS group.


Institut de Recherches Servier

Tim Hammonds
Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research

Susan Magdaleno
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Austin, TX

Ulrich Schopfer (Biography
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.


Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Gerardo Turcatti

Bhavneet Bhinder
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Jan Eickhoff
Lead Discovery Center GmbH
Otto-Hahn-Straße 15

Edward G. Hyde (Biography
Edward G. Hyde

Dr. Edward Hyde received his PhD under the direction of Dr. Wayne Carmichael investigating the mechanism of action of blue-green alga biotoxins. After postdoctoral work on sodium channel blockers, nicotinic receptor antagonists and serotonin receptor function; Dr. Hyde was recruited to the Queensland Pharmaceutical Research Institute (now the Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery). He was a group leader in natural products HTS in collaboration with Astra Pharmaceuticals and then AstraZeneca. In 2001, Dr. Hyde was recruited to The Rockefeller University to establish an HTS resource center bringing industrial robots to academic scientists. In 2004, Dr. Hyde moved to the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the University of Pennsylvania to establish an HTS research laboratory devoted to neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Hyde is currently an independent automation and assay design consultant.


Independent Biomedical and Automation Consultant

Yulia Ovechkina (Biography
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).


Infectious Disease Research Institute
Seattle, WA

Eduard Sergienko
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, CA

Krister Wennerberg (Biography
Krister Wennerberg

Dr. Krister Wennerberg is a FIMM-EMBL Group Leader at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki, Finland. His research aims at generating better biological understanding of individual cancers and to translate this information to precision cancer treatments. His lab is using a chemical systems medicine approach to cancer cell drug responses to their molecular and clinical profiles. Focusing on acute myeloid leukemia and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, his group has been part of paving the way for this type of “next-generation precision cancer medicine” and his goal is that their continued efforts will lead to cures of individual and stratified groups of cancer patients.


Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsink

Editorial Board Members: (Molecular Design and Informatics)

Tomasz Baczek (Biography
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.


Medical University of Gdansk

Mark Duban
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Jun Huan (Biography
Jun Huan

Dr. Jun (Luke) Huan is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas. He directs the Data Science and Computational Life Sciences Laboratory at KU Information and Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC). He holds courtesy appointments at the KU Bioinformatics Center, the KU Bioengineering Program, and a visiting professorship from GlaxoSmithKline plc. Dr. Huan received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Huan works on data science, machine learning, data mining, big data, and interdisciplinary topics including bioinformatics. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in leading conferences and journals and has graduated more than ten graduate students including seven PhDs. Dr. Huan serves the editorial board of several international journals including the Springer Journal of Big Data, Elsevier Journal of Big Data Research, and the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics. He regularly serves the program committee of top-tier international conferences on machine learning, data mining, big data, and bioinformatics.


University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Andrey A. Toropov (Biography
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.


IRCCS, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri"

Andreas Bender
Amsterdam Center for Drug Research Pharma
The Netherlands

David Farrusseng

M. Karthikeyan (Biography
M. 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.


CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory

Alexandre Varnek (Biography
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.


University of Strasbourg

Sivanesan Dakshanamurthy (Biography
Sivanesan Dakshanamurthy

Dr. Sivanesan Dakshanamurthy is an Associate Professor, and the Director, Computational Chemistry Shared Resources at Georgetown University Medical Center. He received a fellowship in engineering at the Patrice Lumumba Peoples Friendship University in Moscow, Russia. Siva achieved a Master’s degree in physics, and doctoral degree in the interdisciplinary areas of biochemistry/physics from Central Leather Research Institute/University of Madras. He graduated with Executive MBA at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He made significant contributions to the fields of molecular recognition, and drug discovery. He has published over 80 peer reviewed journal articles and an inventor of over 12 patents.


Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Huixiao Hong (Biography
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.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Jefferson, AR

Jaroslaw Polanski (Biography
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).


University of Silesia

Editorial Board Members: (Pharmacognosy)

Ji-Jun Chen
Kunming Institute of Botany

Pulok Mukerjee
School of Natural Product Studies, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Jadavpur University Kolkata

Bhushan Patwardhan
Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune
Ganeshkhind, Pune

Ping Zhou (Biography
Ping Zhou

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.


Wuhan University

Ik-Soo Lee
Chonnam National University

Archana Mukhopadhyay
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Nanjoo Suh
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ

Nitin Mantri (Biography
Nitin Mantri

Dr Nitin Mantri is a Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology at RMIT University. He has attracted over $3.5 million dollars in research funding. His research involves a) using contemporary molecular tools like Next-Generation Sequencing for identifying genes and alleles responsible for abiotic stress tolerance, b) developing DNA markers for flavour-related compounds in strawberries using microarrays, and c) production and testing of novel bioactive honeys and honey-based cosmetic formulations with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. In the last 10 years, he has published over 45 research articles, mostly in high-impact journals.


School of Applied Sciences, Health Innovations Research Institute
RMIT University

Hideaki Otsuka
Hiroshima University

Coran M. H. Watanabe
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Previous Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus:

Richard B. van Breemen (University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, IL, USA)
Rathnam Chaguturu (iDDPartners, 3 Edith Court, NJ, USA)


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