Jean-Marc Sabatier Institute of NeuroPhysiopathology Marseille, Cedex France Biography
Biography of Jean-Marc Sabatier
Jean-Marc SABATIER is a Director of research at the French CNRS, with PhD and HDR degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology. He headed several academic research teams (CNRS, INSERM and University), as well as a combined academic-industry research laboratory devoted to the engineering of therapeutic peptides (ERT62, Marseilles, France). He was also a Director of Research for several French private companies as well as a Canadian public company. He acts as a Consultant for top pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. Dr. Sabatier works in the field of animal toxins. He so far contributed to several books in toxinology and virology, and more than 160 scientific articles, 180 communications, and 53 patents in both biology and chemistry.
Honorary Senior Advisors
Ferid Murad (Nobel Laureate) Stanford University Stanford, CA USA
Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS Honorary Life Fellow Kings College University of Cambridge Cambridge UK Biography
Biography of Atta-ur-Rahman
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Kings College, University of Cambridge (1968), has 1235 international publications in several fields of organic chemistry including, 349 books published largely by major U.S. and European presses. He was elected as Fellow of Royal Society (London) (2006) and won the prestigious UNESCO Science Prize (1999).
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was conferred honorary D.Sc. degrees by many leading world universities including the University of Cambridge and appointed an Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, University of Cambridge. The Austrian government honoured him with its high civil award (“Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande") (2007). He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Karachi, Pakistan. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was appointed Academician (Foreign Member) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015). He won the “Friendship Award of China” (2014) and was conferred the highest scientific award of China, the International Science & Technology Cooperation Award, by President Xi Jinping (2020). He was bestowed with the International Scientific Corporation Award (2014) and the “Einstein Professorship” by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (2013). He was also elected as Foreign Member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. Research Institutes have been established in his name in China, Malaysia and Pakistan.
I am a professor from College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, China. I has more
than 20 years of experience in the research of animal toxin peptides, involving in
cDNA, genome, biological and pharmacological roles (such as anti-virus, anti-tumor,
ion-channel-modulating), molecular diversity and evolution. I graduated Ph.D from
College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, China in 2004. I was also a visiting
scholar of Meharry Medical College, USA from 2014 to 2015. Notably, I has
authored more than 100 manuscripts and 12 patents. I was an Excellent Young
Scholar of China National Science Fund in 2014 and got Youth Science and
Technology Award from Chinese Society of Toxicology in 2016.
Shunbin Ning Quillen College of Medicine East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN USA Biography
Biography of Shunbin Ning
Dr. Shunbin Ning is an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State
University, USA. He is interested in the interaction between chronic viral infections and the host innate
immune system in carcinogenesis, with focus on type I IFN-mediated innate immune system, DNA
damage response, autophagy, and oxidative stress. The long-term goal of these studies is to identify
molecular targets for cancer immunotherapeutic and antiviral therapeutic applications.
H.Y. Aboul-Enein The National Research Center Cairo Egypt Biography
Biography of H.Y. Aboul-Enein
Hassan Y. Aboul Enein is a Professor and Pharmaceutical Consultant at the Pharmaceutical and
Medicinal Chemistry Department, National Research Center in Cairo, Egypt. Professor Aboul-Enein is the
author and coauthor of over 1200 refereed articles, 62 book chapters and 380 conference presentations
(h-index 51-Scopus). He is also authored and edited 10 books in the field of analytical chemistry and
pharmaceutical chemistry. He is an Editorial Board Member of some 22 journals. He is a Member of the
World Health Organization (WHO) advisory panel in International Pharmacopoeia and Pharmaceutical
Preparations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).
Section: Computational Branch
G. Dhiman Govt. Bikram College of Commerce Patiala India Biography
Biography of G. Dhiman
Dr. Gaurav Dhiman received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Thapar
Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He has completed his Master
Degree of Computer Applications from Thapar Institute of Engineering &
Technology, Patiala. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor with the
Department of Computer Science, Government Bikram College of Commerce,
Patiala. He was selected as an outstanding reviewer from Knowledge-Based
Systems (Elsevier). He has published more than 50 peer-review research papers
(indexed in SCI-SCIE) and 5 international books. He is also serving as the guest
editor of more than five special issues in various peer-reviewed journals. He is
also in editorial board members of Current Chinese Computer Science
(Bentham Science), Current Dissertations (Bentham Science), Journal of Fuzzy
Logic and Modeling in Engineering (Bentham Science), Journal of the Institute
of Electronics and Computer (IEC Science), Journal of PeerScientist, Artificial
Intelligence Evolution, Acta Scientific Computer Sciences. His research interest
includes Single-, Multi-, Many-objectives optimization (Bio-inspired,
Evolutionary and Quantum), Soft computing (Type-1 and Type-2 fuzzy sets),
Power systems, and Change detection using remotely sensed high-resolution
satellite data. His research articles can be found in Knowledge-Based Systems
(Elsevier), Advances in Engineering Software (Elsevier), Applied Intelligence
(Springer), Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier), Engineering with
Computers (Springer), Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier), Engineering
Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier), Journal of Ambient
Intelligence and Humanized Computing (Springer), among others. His research
can also be seen in http://www.dhimangaurav.com
K.Z. Elwakeel University of Jeddah Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Section: Computational Chemistry
A. Jubie JSS College of Pharmacy Ooty India Biography
Biography of A. Jubie
Dr. S. Jubie, Asst. Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, JSS College of
Pharmacy, Ooty where she has been a faculty member since June 2007. She earned
B.Pharm in SB College of Pharmacy (1999), M.Pharm in KM College of Pharmacy
(2002) and PhD (2014) from JSS Academy, Mysore. Her experience includes both
teaching and research, is 18 years. Her research areas of interest are discovery of Lead
molecules for cancer therapy through in-silico drug design. In recent years she has
actively involved in the isolation of fatty acids and semi-synthesis of novel bioactive
molecules for cancer therapy. She is also an active member in Institutional Quality
Assurance Cell. She was the best outgoing student during her M.Pharm (2000-
Section: Enzymology of Virus
M.A. Kamal King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of M.A. Kamal
Dr Mohammad Amjad Kamal is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the King Fahd
Medical Research Center (KFMRC), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He is leading a highly productive global collaborative research team based on the Novel
Global Community Educational Foundation (NGCEF), Australia. His biochemical
research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, Type 2 diabetes and leukemia has
culminated in more than 500 publications in internationally respected journals, and 65
abstracts at international conferences. Prof. Kamal migrated to Australia in 1998 and was
awarded a prestigious U2000 Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2000 by the University of
Sydney, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences. Amongst numerous projects, he
also collaborated on the molecular biological research project “Linkage of Alzheimer’s
disease and Type 2 diabetes” at the University of Technology, Sydney - the
commonalities underpinning these two disorders that impact a huge proportion of the
world population remain an area of his current scientific focus. Moreover, he is serving as
a regional/editorial member/guest editor of several reputed scientific journals - this is
undertaken on an honourable basis such as Seminars in Cancer Biology etc.).
B. Kumar Kolhan University Chaibasa India Biography
Biography of B. Kumar
Dr. Brajesh Kumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor and Head in the Post Graduate
Department of Chemistry, TATA College, Chaibasa, India. He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the
University of Delhi, India in 2009. His research interests include the development of sustainable and eco-
friendly techniques for nanoparticle synthesis and their applications for environmental remediation,
active films of organic solar cells, nanomedicine, sensors, natural product extraction, purification and
analysis, natural polymers, peptide chemistry, microwave and ultrasound assisted organic synthesis, and
organic synthesis. Dr. Brajesh Kumar has credited different national and international fellowships and
worked as a faculty member in various universities throughout India, Ecuador, and South Korea. He has
also published numerous SCI/SCIE/Scopus research articles, ie- > 70 (h index = 22, Citations 1715) and is
also an active reviewer of more than 60 journals.
Section: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 using sensors
G. Madhavi Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati India Biography
Biography of G. Madhavi
Dr. G. Madhavi received her M.Sc. in Environmental Chemistry from the Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati in 1990 and her PhD in Chemistry from the Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India in 1994. She is currently an, Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. Received Karur Gopala Krishnan award for securing University First Rank in M.Sc Environmental Chemistry from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Expertised research in Design and synthesis of Nanomaterials for Energy applications, Electrochemical sensors and fuel cells, Received DST- SERB travel grant award and Visited – IFS Coatings Laboratories, USA in June 2019 and also presented the research findings at The ECS meeting held at Dallas, Texas, USA in May 2019. Honored with Associate Fellow of AP Academy of Sciences, Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh and also Best outstanding contribution Award in reviewing by Elsevier Publishers, Editorial Board member, Journal of Current analytical Chemistry, Coronavirus Journal (Bentham Publishers),Executive Council Member of Sri Venkateswara University.
Section: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 using nanomaterials
A.K. Mandal Raiganj University Raiganj India Biography
Biography of A.K. Mandal
Amit Kumar Mandal is a Chemical Biologist. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the
Centre for Nanotechnology Sciences at the Raiganj University in India. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree
from the University of North Bengal. He started his career as an Assistant Professor at Vidyasagar University,
India, in 2014. Thereafter, he joined to Raiganj University, India, in 2017, as a full-time Assistant Professor. He
received the Young Scientist award-2017 and Green Technology Innovation award-2018. His research is
focused on antimicrobial agents, biosensor, and host-pathogen interactions.
Section: Anti-inflammatory and Antiviral Natural Products
A. Mastinu University of Brescia Brescia Italy Biography
Biography of A. Mastinu
Dr. Mastinu completed his PhD in 2014 from University of Cagliari. The main
topic of his research was the cannabinoids and energetic metabolism. Dr. Mastinu published more
than 20 publications in indexed and international journals with h-index of 15. Now, Dr. Mastinu is
the principal investigator for several projects: “Characterization new bioactive cannabimimetic
natural entities in mouse models” and “Phytocannabinoids characterization from Cannabis sativa”.
Dr. Mastinu was the winner of the Otsuka 2017 Prize for Neuropsychopharmacological Research.
Section: Drug Repositions of Coronavirus
B. Mathew Ahalia School of Pharmacy Kerala India Biography
Biography of B. Mathew
Dr. Bijo Mathew is associate professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Ahalia School of
Pharmacy, Palakkad, India. Dr. Bijo Mathew obtained his M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical
Chemistry from The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Tamilnadu, India in 2008 and
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University,
Hyderabad, India in 2016. His main research interest is on the design of enzyme inhibitors,
and especially monoamine oxidase and acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. Mathew's primary
areas of focus are in drug discovery of neurodegenerative disorders, cancer and molecular
modelling. He has published 123 papers, [h-index = 22; the number of citations: 1303 in
Google scholar; h-index = 19; the number of citations: 1023 in Scopus [June 2020]. With 12
years of teaching and research experience, Mathew authored 1 book, 1 edited book, 5 book
chapters and 22 invited talk in national and international level. Dr. B. Mathew serving as a
chief executive guest editor of the journals of current drug targets and combinatorial
chemistry and high throughput screening. He is an editorial member of the journal of
Coronaviruses [Bentham Science]. He received one patent from Korean Intellectual Property
of Office in the topic of protective or therapeutic compositions of neurological disorders
containing furano chalcones as effective agents.
S.M. Nabavi Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of S.M. Nabavi
Seyed Mohammad Nabavi is a Biotechnologist and senior scientist in the Applied Biotechnology
Research Centre, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. His research
interests are focused on natural products. Till now, he has authored/co-authored over 250
publications in international journals indexed in ISI and has more than 7000 citations to
published articles and also more than 10 books.
Section: Coronavirus Immunity
C. Naujokat University of Heidelberg Heidelberg Germany Biography
Biography of C. Naujokat
Prof. Cord Naujokat earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Free University of Berlin,
Germany as well as an M.D. at the University of Heidelberg. He earned bord certifications of
Transfusion Medicine, Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, and Laboratory Medicine
at the University Hospitals Charite, Berlin, and Heidelberg, Germany. Since 2001 he worked
as a senior scientist and since 2008 as Professor of Immunology at the Institute of
Immunology, University of Heidelberg, Germany. His research is focused on molecular
mechanisms driving cancer and metastasis, and on molecular and immune mechanisms
employed by RNA viruses.
Section: Sensor for the Detection of Coronavirus
S. Patra Institute of Advanced Materials Ulrika Sweden Biography
Biography of S. Patra
Santanu Patra, PhD is working as a Group Leader at Institute of Advanced Materials, IAAM, Sweden & VBRI, India. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad. His present research work focuses on novel lab-on-a-chip sensing technology along with the fabrication of separation devices. Dr. Patra has extensive experience in material science (materials design, synthesis, and characterization), nanocomposite synthesis, nanobiotechnology, catalysis science, and biosensor/sensor.
Section: RNA viruses
I. Qadri King Abdul Aziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of I. Qadri
Professor Ishtiaq Qadri, PhD is a molecular virologist with interests in the pathogenesis of viral
diseases, antiviral developments. He is investigating the underlying molecular mechanism(s) that
govern the onset of viral-induced diseases and the particular focus is on viral hepatitis (HBV &
HCV), vector borne viral diseases (Dengue), and MERS-CoV. He obtained his PhD from the
Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK (1988) and later carried out
postdoctoral fellowship work at the University California (UCSF) San Francisco (1988-1994) and
University of Colorado Health Sciences Campus (UHSC), Denver USA (1994-1999). He later
served as faculty in the same institute. He has authored and coauthored over 200
research publications in peer reviewed journals. He established a National Center of Virology and
Immunology (NCVI) in Pakistan (2006-2011) and he is the Founder CEO of IQ-institute of infection
and Infection (2012-). Currently, Dr Qadri is working as Professor in the Dept of the
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi
Section: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
V. Radhakrishna VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology Hyderabad India Biography
Biography of V. Radhakrishna
Dr.Vangipuram Radhakrishna is a member of ACM, ACM SIGACT and a recipient of the prestigious ACM SENIOR MEMBER award in 2016. He is awarded Ph.D in Computer Science and Engineering in the area of Temporal Data Mining. He is a Professional Member of IEEE, Member IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Data Engineering and Technical Council on Software Engineering. He received several best paper awards at International Conferences within and abroad and has been an active researcher under guidance of Professor Dr. P.V. Kumar and Dr.V. Janaki. His passion for research is inspired from his beloved father and Professor Dr. V. Narasimha Charyulu. He is serving as a Regional Editor, Section Editor, Editorial board member, Guest Editor and Reviewer for several international journals and is also a technical committee member for several international conferences. His research interests include Temporal Data Mining and Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Algorithm design.
Section: Vaccine Delivery Vehicle
A.M. Seifalian The London BioScience Innovation Centre London UK Biography
Biography of A.M. Seifalian
Alexander Seifalian, Professor of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine worked at the
Royal Free Hospital and University College London for over 26 years, during this time he spent a year at Harvard
Medical School looking at caused of cardiovascular diseases and a year at Johns Hopkins Medical School looking at the
treatment of liver cancer. He published more than 647 peer-reviewed research papers and registered 14 UK and
International patents. On editorial boards of 41 journals. He is currently CEO of NanoRegMed Ltd, working on the
commercialisation of his research. During his career, Prof Seifalian has led and managed many large projects with
successful outcomes in terms of commercialisation and translation to patients. In 2007 he was awarded the top prize
in the field for the development of nanomaterials and technologies for cardiovascular implants by Medical Future
Innovation, and in 2009 he received a Business Innovation Award from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). He was the
European Life Science Awards’ Winner of Most Innovative New Product 2012 for the “synthetic trachea”. Prof
Seifalian won the Nanosmat Prize in 2013 and in 2016 he received the Distinguish Research Award in recognition of
his outstanding work in regenerative medicine from Heals Healthy Life Extension Society. His achievements include
the development of the world first synthetic trachea, lacrimal drainage conduit, and vascular bypass graft using
nanocomposite materials, bioactive molecules and stem cell technology. Currently, he is working on the development
and commercialisation of human organs using graphene-based nanocomposite materials and stem cells technology.
Recently he has commercialised a novel functionalised graphene oxide for drug/gene/vaccine delivery application. He
also have been working in development of nanomaterials for medical and pharmaceutical and industrial application.
Section: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Toxicology
B. Sharma University of Allahabad Allahabad-U.P. India Biography
Biography of B. Sharma
Dr. Bechan Sharma presently working as a senior Professor and Ex-Head, Department of
Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, India, has completed his higher education from BHU-
Varanasi. The areas of his research interest include Molecular Biology of HIV/AIDS,
Biodiversity, Drug design and development and Biochemical Toxicology. He has received
number of Awards/ Honors and successfully completed numerous important Academic/
Administrative Assignments. He has 32 years of teaching and 37 years of research experience. He
has carried out several research projects and published over 200 research papers in many peer
reviewed International and National Journals of repute. He has one US patent on HIV-1 genome
structure based antiHIV-1 drugs design to his credit. He has supervised 18 PhDs and 7 PDFs. He
is member/life member of various national/international scientific societies and attended
numerous symposia/conferences in India and abroad. He is Chief-Editor and Member Editorial
Board of over 150 peer reviewed International and National Journals. He has been acting as
honorary reviewer for over 175 International/National scientific journals. His 5 books have been
published by International publishers and 2 are in print. He has worked as a visiting scientist in
USA for over three years and visited different labs at Italy, France, Iran, Thailand, Hong Kong,
Japan, Germany and Brazil to conduct different collaborative research projects related to
Molecular Virology and Drug resistance. Prof. Sharma has been awarded with ICMR’s Senior
Scientist Fellowship 2014-15 in Biomedical Sciences under Indo-USA joint research programme
to work at NIEHS-NIH, NC, USA with Prof. Samuel Wilson on DNA repair. Recently Prof.
Sharma has been included as a Life Member of World Virology Society-Sweden and in an Indo-
Japanese collaborative research initiative on exploring plant based molecules towards eradication
of HIV/AIDS in India. Prof. B. Sharma is a Fellow of Academy of Environmental Biology
(AEB), India and Bioved Research Society (BRS), India.
Section: Plant Metabolites induced Regulation of Novel Covid19
G.S. Shekhawat Jai Narain Vyas University Jodhpur India Biography
Biography of G.S. Shekhawat
Prof. (Dr.) Gyan S. Shekhawat’s research involves various aspects related to Plant
Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Cellular Signaling and Stress Physiology. Prof. Shekhawat
also working on biochemical aspects of medicinal and aromatic plant species and there in
vitro propagation, conservation, specifically rare and endangered plants of Indian Thar Desert.
Prof. Shekhawat completed his PhD from University of Rajasthan, and since then continuously
engaged in research; initially started as a CSIR Post Doc Fellow, BOYSCAST fellowship and
worked at University of South Florida, USA. Dr Shekhawat has also been awarded by INSA
International Exchange Fellowship, Young Research Award, Professor YS Murthy Gold medal
award by Indian Botanical Society. He has also completed several research projects funded by
several national and international funding agencies. Prof. Shekhawat has published more than 75
research papers/articles in journal of international repute with cumulative Impact Factor 85
(Scopus) and H-index is 22 with cumulative citation 1600.
Presently Prof (Dr.) Gyan S. Shekhawat presently working on Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), Nitric
oxide (NO) signaling in plants and in vitro production of medicinally potent metabolites.
Editorial Board Members
A. Ahmad University of Montreal Montreal, QC Canada Biography
Biography of A. Ahmad
Dr Ali Ahmad received his PhD in VeterinaryMedicine (Parasite Immunology) from Cornell University, USA. He has recently retired from the post of associate professor at the Department of Microbiology,Infectious Diseases & Immunology, University of Montreal (Canada). He has worked for twenty-two years as a researcher in CHU (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire)Sainte Justine Research Center (affiliated with the University of Montreal). Currently,he is an associate researcher at this Research Center. He has extensive training and experience in investigating immune responses in viral infections,cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases. He has been the receiver of research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), Crohn & Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) and Canadian Glycomics Network. He has published one hundred peer-reviewed articles in well-reputed scientific journals including Journal of Immunology, Blood, Gastroenterology, Journal of Infectious Diseases, AIDS,Journal of Leukocyte Biology and Scientific Reports, etc. He has received several scholarships, salary and travel awards in his career.
M. Akram Government College University Faisalabad Pakistan Biography
Biography of M. Akram
Dr. Muhammad Akram is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Eastern Medicine, Directorate of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Government College University Faisalabad. His research interests are Hyperuricemia, Xanthine oxidase inhibition by some selected medicinal plants, Enzyme Inhibition, Study of traditional system medicine (Indusyunic Medicine) Phytochemistry, and poisonous plants. He has contributed more than 96 publications in well-reputed journals.
A. Ali National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad Pakistan Biography
Biography of A. Ali
Dr. Amjad Ali working as an Assistant Professor at Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), since in 2013. He has been actively pursuing career in both academic and research. Dr. Amjad have been pursuing research in the area of Microbial Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology.
Amjad’s group has produced interesting genomic and proteomic data and findings, thus far, he has contributed more than nearly 100 Journals (Citations: 1653 and H-index 22) along with several book chapters. These International journals include Nature Neuroscience, Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Microbiology, and Physiology, Integrative Biology, BMC Genomics and, Bioinformatics and J. Bacteriology, etc. Amjad has secured several research grants (as PI and Co-PI), on a highly competitive ground. He also has supervised several PhD and Master Thesis. During the past years, Amjad Ali has been awarded the “Best Research Paper Award” for the year 2013/14 by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan (2016). Awarded “Best Researcher Award” for the year 2016/17 by ASAB, NUST. Later, awarded with “Research Productivity Award (RPA)” in Biological Sciences (2017) by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), 2018.
A.A. Aljabali Yarmouk University Irbid Jordan Biography
Biography of A.A. Aljabali
Nanobiotechnologist working on the interface of viruses, chemistry, biology, and materials sciences utilizing viruses and naturally occurring nano biomaterials as drug carriers, template for materials synthesis for various applications, and immunotherapy. Viruses are an amazing architect with unique properties from their self-assembly to the uniformity in both structure and composition making them ideal nano template materials.
L. Amaral Universidade Nova de Lisboa Lisbon Portugal Biography
Biography of L. Amaral
Dr. Leonard Amaral is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a Distinguished Invited Scientist Fellow of the Fundacao de Ciencias e Tecnologia de Portugal. He received his PhD from the State University of New York (SUNY) in 1968. He has published over 400 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include Infectious diseases, Tuberculosis, Multi-Drug Resistance, Molecular Biology, and Drug Development. His area of current main contributions include a) Development of therapy by which the resistance of MDR/XDR Mtb is by-passed and the non-killing macrophage is transformed into a killer of MDR/XDR Mtb, and b) Therapy of MDR/XDR TB with an inexpensive drug that is beyond patent protection, has no serious toxicity and has been now shown to cure XDR TB. Besides, he has received Medal of Merit from the Universidad Nova de Lisboa in 2018.
M. Amin University of Sargodha Sargodha Pakistan Biography
Biography of M. Amin
Dr. Muhammad Amin Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry, University of
Sargodha, Pakistan. His research area includes Nanochemistry, Computational Chemistry, Drug
design and discovery. The goal is to design and discover pharmaceutical agents/Vaccines for
contagious viruses by studying the theoretical aspects of virus entry to host cells and drug
interaction at viral-host protein interfaces. In the context of ongoing pandemic COVID-19, I
have an honor to publish my research related to repurposing of FDA approved for SARS-COV-2
C. Annweiler Angers University Hospital Angers France Biography
Biography of C. Annweiler
Cedric Annweiler, MD, PhD, is Full Professor in Geriatric Medicine and Biology of Aging and the
Head of the Department of Geriatrics in the University Hospital of Angers, France. He is the
Head of the Research Center on Autonomy and Longevity, Angers. Since 2017, he is also the
Director of the Medical School of the Health Faculty in Angers University.
With more than 275 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals, Dr Annweiler pioneers a
research work on the non-skeletal effects of lipophilic vitamins including vitamin D. The impact
of this research has led to new therapeutic approaches in various diseases, including several
D. Bandyopadhyay University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg, TX USA Biography
Biography of D. Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Debasish Bandyopadhyay is currently working as an Assistant Professor (Tenure-track), Department of Chemistry, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA. He received his PhD from the Department of Chemistry, Calcutta University, India. The title of the thesis was, “Studies on Nitrogen Heterocycles.” His specific areas of interest include Food Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry, Organic/Medicinal Chemistry, and Green chemistry. He has published 75 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals along with 7 book chapters, 1 edited book and 1 patent. Besides, he is an editorial board member, associate editor, and a reviewer of 7, 1 and 46 international journals respectively. His research expertise include processing and chemical analysis of phytochemicals as they relate to human health and disease, elucidation of basic composition, structure and properties of the bioactive compounds and micronutrients, and extraction, isolation, characterization, and chemical modification of medicinally and/or industrially privileged chemicals from foods and food waste.
C. Branlant CNRS-Lorraine University Nancy France Biography
Biography of C. Branlant
Dr. Branlant Christiane is a Director of Research from CNRS, exceptional class (DRCE2), Emeritus. She is currently working at the CNRS-Lorraine University IMoPA Laboratory Molecular Engineering and osteoarticular Physiopathology and is also in the Medical Faculty of the Lorraine University, Vandoeuvre Les Nancy, France. She received a PhD in Molecular Biology at the CNRS Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMC) of Strasbourg under the direction of Pr J.P. Ebel in 1977. She has published 157 peer-reviewed articles in distinguished journals. Her research expertise includes RNA structure/function/evolution interaction with proteins, RNP assembly, structure and activity, Ribosome structure and biogenesis, Spliceosome structure, assembly, mechanisms of regulation, Small and large non-coding RNAs structure and function, Modified residues in RNAs, and Viral RNAs: structure, interactions with protein, translation, splicing.
Simone Brogi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy
at University of Pisa (Italy). He leads the Computational Pharmacology
and Toxicology Unit in the research group of Prof. Vincenzo Calderone.
He graduated in 2005 in Biological Sciences from the University of
Siena (Italy), where he also received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical
Sciences in 2010. From 2011 to 2019 he directed the Molecular Modeling Unit at the Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and
Pharmacy (University of Siena) in the research group of Prof. Giuseppe
Campiani. His research activity is focused on computational approaches
in drug discovery.
R.M.R. Burbano Federal University of Pará Belém Brazil
S.-W. Chan University of Manchester Manchester UK Biography
Biography of S.-W. Chan
Dr. Shiu-Wan Chan, Ph.D., is currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Life Sciences, affiliated with the Microbiology research group, at The University of Manchester, UK. After obtaining her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Edinburgh, she started her post-doctorate (also in Edinburgh) on pioneering hepatitis C virus (HCV) research and has made a major breakthrough in the discovery of a new genotype of the virus, its association with false negative blood donations and in the establishment of the current phylogenetic classification of the virus. Dr. Chan, as an author/co-author, has published more than 25 articles in various journals, having a noteworthy number of total citations, i.e. over 4,665.
R.K. Das TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TDNBC) Haryana India Biography
Biography of R.K. Das
Dr. Das completed his MSc from Tezpur Central University, India in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology followed by a PhD degree in Environmental Biotechnology from University of Quebec, Canada. Dr. Das has expertise in the fields of Nanobiotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology. He is currently working as an Associate Fellow at TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre, India and also as an Honorary Fellow of IFM, Deakin University, Australia. His research team at TDNBC is working on the development of silk protein based nanoformulations for diverse applications. Dr. Das has about 65 peer-reviewed international research publications (25 as first author), 2 patents and series of conferences to his credit. He has significantly contributed as the core member of the scientific team in preparing the national guidelines for evaluation of nano-based agri-input and food products in India.
M.V.N. De Souza Instituto de Tecnologia em Fármacos-Far Manguinhos Rio de Janeiro Brazil Biography
Biography of M.V.N. De Souza
Marcus Vinícius Nora de Souza is a Senior Technologist at Oswaldo Cruz Public Health Foundation – RJ, and leads a research group in organic chemistry, with an emphasis in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, acting on neglected diseases (tuberculosis and malaria), cancer and synthetic methodologies. He has authored more than 250 manuscripts, 5 patents and 3 books, and their formation includes a PhD in organic and bioorganic chemistry (Universite de Paris XI (Paris-Sud) – France) with a stage at the University of Barcelona – Spain, and three postdocs in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry (University of Florida – USA, Federal University of Juiz de Fora – MG, Pharmaceutical industry Genzyme - Boston – USA).
S.G. De-Simone Centre for Technological Development in Health Rio de Janeiro Brazil Biography
Biography of S.G. De-Simone
Bachelor on Sci, MSci and DrSci in Biochemistry (Federal of Rio de Janeiro University). Visiting researcher at the Department of Medical Parasitology, NYU, USA and European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany. Was full Professor of Biochemistry at the Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, RJ, Brazil and Chief of the Biochemistry of Protein and Peptides Laboratory at Oswaldo Cruz Institute-FIOCRUZ, RJ, Brazil. Is Specialist in Sci & Technology Production and Innovation in Health of the Center for Technological Development in Healthy (FIOCRUZ-CDTS) and Researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) of Brazil.
A. Dogra CSIR-NPDF, CSIR-CSIO Chandigarh India Biography
Biography of A. Dogra
Dr. Ayush Dogra has worked as the Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, UIET, PANJAB UNIVERSITY. He has
also worked as a Post-Doctoral fellow in the department of CBME, IIT Ropar and currently, he is working as CSIR-NPDF at CSIR- CSIO lab at Chandigarh. After his
schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jakhu Hills, SHIMLA, he graduated in Bachelor of Engineering and Technology (ECE) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He
received his Master’s degree from Punjabi University, Patiala. He has also attained a Master’s degree in Business Management (MBA) from IGNOU, Delhi. His doctoral research focuses on devising novel and innovative, market oriented mechanisms for medical image fusion. He has published numerous papers in highly cited journals and
D. Firinu Cagliari University Cagliari Italy Biography
Biography of D. Firinu
After full degree in Medicine in 2007, I obtained in 2013 the Board in Internal Medicine at the Cagliari University, Italy. I’ve been working at the Department of Internal medicine, Allergy and Clinical Immunology. I focused my research interests on three main fields: autoimmunity, primary immunodeficiencies and rare diseases associated with dysregulation of immunity. In 2013 I have been elected as the Junior Representative in Biologicals Interest Group, at European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Currently, I’m Associate Professor at University of Cagliari.
V. Kapatral Igenbio, Inc. Chicago, IL USA Biography
Biography of V. Kapatral
Dr Kapatral is a President, CEO of Igenbio, Inc Chicago. My background is in microbial-host genomics and bioinformatics to understand and discover new protein targets for drug discovery.
E. Karamov Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology Moscow Russia Biography
Biography of E. Karamov
Professor Eduard Karamov (PhD, DSc) heads a lab at the Gamaleya Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology. He studied human and monkey adenoviruses. He has contributed in the field of HIV and was a research supervisor of 15 PhD dissertations. He has authored 150 scientific articles, 5 monographs, 1 textbook, and 17 patents. He had been teaching a course in virology at Moscow State University for 22 years. He was on the board of many scientific journals, including AIDS and Lancet HIV and he is currently an academic editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of two different international journals. His research interests include antivirals, vaccines, and emerging/re-emerging infections. He is currently involved in development of new anti-SARS-CoV-2 antivirals.
W. Leowattana Mahidol University Bangkok Thailand Biography
Biography of W. Leowattana
Wattana Leowattana is currently a Professor of Tropical Medicine and faculty member of the Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University. He also serves as a Director of Hospital for Tropical Diseases during 2005 – 2009. Dr Leowattana earned his MD. from Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. He completed his residency in Clinical Pathology and Family Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in 1989 and a Master Degree in Clinical Science in 1991. He also earned a PhD Degree in Clinical Tropical Medicine in 2005.
X. Li Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China Biography
Biography of X. Li
I am an associate professor at Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. My research interests are epidemiology, machine learning, conservation planning, wildlife survey, animal movement, and species distribution modelling. I like to develop statistical tools to explore ecological patterns and processes, and to facilitate public health policies.
Y.S. Malik Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Bareilly India Biography
Biography of Y.S. Malik
Prof. Yashpal Singh Malik is serving as a Principal Scientist & ICAR-National Fellow at the premier Veterinary Institute of the country- Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar India. Dr Malik has rich experience in veterinary and animal sciences with specialization in Microbiology and Biotechnology. His major research achievements include contributions in viral disease epidemiology, virus-host interactions, microbial biodiversity, characterization and diagnosis. Currently, he is working on development of new generation immunodiagnostics using synthetic and recombinant DNA technology. Prof Malik is recipient of several prestigious National, State and Academy level awards/honors. He has authored 5 books, 17 book chapters and 185 scientific research articles overall.
S.D.H. Malnick Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem Israel Biography
Biography of S.D.H. Malnick
Prof. Stephen David Howard Malnick is the Head of the Dept. of Internal Medicine C Kaplan Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Hebrew University. He has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals. Besides, he is a member of the editorial board of the World Journal of Gastroenterology, World Journal of Hepatology, Journal of Hospital Administration, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, and Turkish Journal Gastroenterology. Also, he is a reviewer of scientific journals including Annals of Pharmacotherapy, European Journal of Internal Medicine, Lancet Cardiology, World Journal Gastroenterology, Journal Hospital Infection, Digestive Disease Sciences, BMC Gastroenterology, World Journal of Hepatology, Annals of Internal Medicine, and EMBIO.
S. Mandal University of Gour Banga Malda India
Z. Moussa United Arab Emirates University Al Ain UAE Biography
Biography of Z. Moussa
Dr. Ziad Moussa grew up in Calgary, Canada where he undertook undergraduate and
postgraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Calgary (B.Sc. 1998, Ph.D. 2003). His
Ph.D. research was conducted under the supervision of professor Thomas George Back and
focused on the synthesis and evaluation of some novel selenium-based chiral auxiliaries and
glutathione peroxidase mimetics. Following postdoctoral research at Texas A&M University
(2003-2006) in the laboratories of Professor Daniel Romo, Dr. Ziad joined the Department of
Chemistry at Taibah University as an assistant professor. Currently, he is an associate
professor of organic chemistry at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). His main research
interests include the development of synthetic methodologies and the synthesis and
characterization of novel selenium- and sulfur-based bioactive organic and heterocyclic
compounds with anticancer, antiviral, and antimicrobial activities.
S.I. Negi University Hospital & Clinics Lafayette, LA USA
A. Ramazani University of Zanjan Zanjan Iran
G. Ribaudo University of Brescia Brescia Italy Biography
Biography of G. Ribaudo
Giovanni Ribaudo received his degree at the University of Padova in 2011 (Medicinal Chemistry
and Technology). In 2015, he graduated PhD at the University of Padova, after carrying out part
of the research activity at the State University of New York, Albany (NY, USA). Between 2017
and 2019, he collaborated with a company operating in the fields of nutraceuticals and of natural
compounds. His research interests comprehend synthetic, analytical and computational medicinal
chemistry. In 2019, he joined the University of Brescia. His scientific production includes more
than 40 peer-reviewed papers, 2 book chapters and 2 patent applications.
S.A.A. Rizvi Hampton University Hampton, VA USA Biography
Biography of S.A.A. Rizvi
Dr. Asad A.A. Rizvi pursued an MS and PhD combined degree program at the Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, GA, USA. Dr. Rizvi has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in top ranking journals, two books and four book chapters. His research interests include pharmaceutical formulations (direct compressed tablets, topical and liquid), Ionic liquid formation and co-crystallization of the pharmaceutical compounds; nano and micro-encapsulation of the drugs for targeting and controlled release, multistep synthesis of small organic molecules, pharmaceutical analysis (forensics and method development), design and synthesis of novel monomeric and polymeric surfactants for separation of chiral and achiral compounds in micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC).
R. Salvatore Southeastern University Lakeland, Florida USA
R.A. Schwartz Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School Newark, NJ USA Biography
Biography of R.A. Schwartz
Robert A. Schwartz, MD, MPH, DSc (Hon), FRCP Edin is in his third decade as
Professor and Head of Dermatology at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; has
served three terms on the Rutgers University Board of Trustees; and is the Chairman
of the university-wide Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee.
Professor Schwartz has previously been the Faculty President of the Rutgers New
Jersey Medical School and a Visiting Professor at the Rutgers School of Public Affairs
and Administration. Professor Schwartz is an Overseas Regional Adviser of the Royal
College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
C.M. Sergi University of Alberta Edmonton, AB Canada Biography
Biography of C.M. Sergi
Consolato M. Sergi is full Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton,
Canada. Dr. Sergi was born in Rome (Italy), obtained his MD degree with honors, Pediatrics residency,
and Fellowship in Pediatric Pathology at the University of Genoa, Italy, Pathology residency at the
University of Heidelberg, Germany, the title of Clinical Reader at the University of Bristol, UK,
PhD/Habilitation at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, MSc Public Health in Austria, and FRCPC
(Pathology) from the Royal College in Ottawa. Dr. Sergi’s areas of interest are congenital heart disease,
metabolic diseases, gastrointestinal/biliary diseases, carcinogenesis (bone/liver), and mitochondrial DNA‐
S. SeyedAlinaghi Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of S. SeyedAlinaghi
Dr. SeyedAlinaghi attained his MD degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (1998-2006). He
was awarded in Razi and Avicenna festivals. He is currently a PhD by Research in Epidemiology and has
written 230 articles and 14 scientific, mainly focused on different aspects of HIV/AIDS. Currently, he
serves as an assistant professor at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has also served as a
Member of Editorial Board in World Journal of Virology, Journal of Therapy and Management in HIV
Infection, and Journal of HIV and STD Research.
D. Sharma Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh India Biography
Biography of D. Sharma
Dr. Divakar Sharma PhD. is a Biotechnologist recognized in the field of Microbial Proteome research particularly for Tuberculosis and other microbial diseases especially in Drug resistance and Drug-induced studies. He is distinguished as one of the best researchers in the field of microbial proteomics with higher clinical relevance. Dr. Sharma has been published 50 plus research articles in journals of international repute, 14 plus book chapter and 1 book. He also serves as an editorial board member as well as a internal and external reviewer for several visible journals which have the higher impact in science.
A.G. Taranto Universidade Federal de Sao Joao del-Rei Sao Joao del Rei Brazil Biography
Biography of A.G. Taranto
Dr. Alex Gutterres Taranto received his Doctorate Degree in Organic Chemistry from the Federal Fluminense University, UFF, Niteroi, Brazil. He was a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Mississippi, Ole Miss, Oxford, the United States and International Center for Science and High Technology, ICS -UNIDO, Italy. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Federal University of São João del-Rei – UFSJ. He is also the Head of the Group of Molecular Modelling at Federal University of São João del-Rei. His research focus is on the development of new drugs using Computer Aided-Drug Design (CADD) methodologies. He has experience with Gaussian, Amber, Autodock Vina, Dock6, Mopac, Discovery Studio packages and Glide. This software can perform mechanical quantum calculations, docking, comparative homology modelling, molecular dynamics simulations, virtual screening and quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR). Also, Dr. Taranto has experience in Python and Shell Scripting Programming Languages. Besides, he has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals.
E. Tramontano University of Cagliari Cagliari Italy Biography
Biography of E. Tramontano
Dr. Enzo Tramontano graduated in Biology in 1990 at the University of Cagliari, Italy. He spent four years at the Department of Pharmacology of the Yale University School of Medicine, USA, as a Visiting Research Scientist and was then recruited at the University of Cagliari, Italy, where is currently a Full Professor of Microbiology and serves as a Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy. His main fields of interest are HIV drug development, the interplay between viruses and the innate immune system, and the human endogenous retroviruses.
Y. Tuluce Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Van Turkey Biography
Biography of Y. Tuluce
Dr Yasin Tuluce received his Doctorate in Biology from the Van Yuzuncu Yil University in 2005. Currently, he is a Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Van Yuzuncu Yil University. He is a Member, an Editor, an Advisory Board Member and an Associate Editor of several international journals. Besides, he has won several awards such as Project ACUMEN, Van YYU Thanks Certificate. 2015, and Taylor & Francis Group "Certificate of Recognition" "Pharmaceutical Biology" Scientific Publication Certificate 2015. Moreover, he has published several papers in well-reputed journals.
N. Tuluk Atılim University Ankara Turkey Biography
Biography of N. Tuluk
Necla (Eren) TULEK is head of the Department of Microbiology at Medical School of Atılim University in
Ankara. She is a specialist on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and also has subspeciality on
Immunology. She has more than hundred scientific article at WOS about Infectious diseases, microbiology
R.S. Upadhayaya Laxai Life Sciences Private Limited Uppsala Sweden Biography
Biography of R.S. Upadhayaya
Dr. Ram S. Upadhayaya is a serial entrepreneur and distinguished
scientist specialized in the field of infectious diseases (HIV, Tuberculosis,
and other neglected tropical diseases). He has more than 20 years of
experience in industry and academia and holds 25 peer reviewed
publications and 12 patents to his credit. In his previous assignments, Dr.
Upadhayaya was associated with leading drug discovery companies like Lupin, Ranbaxy and Bioimics, Sweden. He briefly worked as Forskare
(Asst. Professor) at Uppsala University, Sweden. During this journey he
contributed to the discovery and development of three clinical candidates
for different disease indications. Currently, he is the CEO of Laxai Life
Sciences, Hyderabad and Co-founder & CSO of Ohm Oncology Inc.,
USA, a company focusing on oncology and neoplasms with a vision to
bring forth novel drugs for management of treatment-refractory and
difficult to treat cancers.
D.J. Weber The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC USA Biography
Biography of D.J. Weber
Dr. David Jay Weber is a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Associate Chief Medical Officer of UNC Health Care, and a Director of regulatory services for the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute. He serves as a Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology (infection control) and as a Director of the UNC Health Care Anti - Infective Stewardship (a broad-based program that includes dedicated ID pharmacists, drug information specialists, pediatric and adult infectious disease specialists, and molecular microbiologists). He is also board-certified in internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care medicine and preventative medicine. His research career has focused on healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic stewardship, new and emerging diseases (Pfiesteria, Cryptosporidia, norovirus) and vaccine implementation. Dr Weber also chairs the North Carolina Department of Health.
J.S. Yakisich Hampton University Hampton, VA USA Biography
Biography of J.S. Yakisich
Dr. Yakisich received his MD degree from the University of Buenos
Aires, Argentina and his PhD from The Karolinska Institute in
Stockholm, Sweden. He completed postdoctoral training in Texas A&M
University. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hampton University in Virginia. His research
interest includes preclinical research in cancer biology with special focus
on plasticity, stemness and chemoresistance of cancer cells with the aim
to develop new combinational based therapy. He has published more
than 50 peer reviewed original research and review articles, 4 book
chapters and served as guest editor in leading journals.
L. Zhang Shandong Firs Medical University & Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences Jinan China Biography
Biography of L. Zhang
Dr. Leiliang Zhang is presently serving as a Professor and Principal Investigator at the Institute of Basic Medicine, Shandong First Medical University & Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, China. He completed his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China in 1999. He further obtained a PhD from College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China in 2004. He has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals.
Associate Editorial Board Members
A.E. Ahmed Gulf Medical University Ajman UAE Biography
Biography of A.E. Ahmed
Dr. Ahmed has received his PhD in School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast, the N. Ireland-United Kingdom from 2000 to 2004. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University. He also served as a researcher and research supervisor for assisting the PhD and MSc postgraduate students at several universities (25 Master students and 2 PhD students). He was honoured as Editor of Medicine (Baltimore), Editorial board in many Journals and Regional editor. He is also serving as a reviewer in American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education-AJPE since 2008. He has authored 100 research articles, meta-analysis and editorial letters. He is a member of several professional and therapeutics committees like UAE University Ethics and Research Committee.
M.A. Athar National Institute of Virology Karachi Pakistan Biography
Biography of M.A. Athar
Dr Muhammad Ammar Athar graduated from Dr Qingge Li’s State Key Laboratory of Molecular Vaccinology and Molecular Diagnostics at Xiamen University, China. His research work was focused on the molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases. He developed novel real-time PCR/MMCA based assays for the detection of drug-resistant mutations in Hepatitis B virus and genotyping/quantification of the Hepatitis C virus. He was awarded the "Best International Researcher Award 2013" at Xiamen University. During his postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Cancer Biomarkers and Liquid Biopsy of Henan University China, he conducted his research on the discovery of non-invasive biomarkers for monitoring disease status and development of assays for detection of common mtDNA, based on droplet digital PCR technology. He has published his work in peer-reviewed journals. His current research interests are the development and validation of diagnostic tools to monitor emerging viral infections, especially in the Pakistani population.
K. Badgujar SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce Mumbai India Biography
Biography of K. Badgujar
Dr. Kirtikumar C. Badgujar is working as an Assistant Professor in, SIES College of Arts,
Science and Commerce, Sion, Mumbai, India. He has completed his M.Sc. degree from
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon in 2008; where he secured University Rank FIRST
and GOLD-MEDAL. He has completed his Ph.D. Research Studies from the Institute of
Chemical Technology (ICT: Formerly UDCT), Mumbai, India in December 2015, under the
guidance of Prof. B. M. Bhanage. He secured several Prestigious Awards during his Ph.D.
research studies such as Young Scientist Award and Best Ph.D. Research Thesis Award
etc. Till time in his research studies, he has published Twenty Eight Peer Reviewed
Research Articles (in International Reputed Journals) including High Impact Reviews and
Reference Book-Chapter. He has Five Granted and Two Filed Indian patents in his
credit. His research interest includes Enzymology, Biochemistry, Green chemistry, Enzyme-
stability, Biocatalysis, Drug chemistry, Medicinal chemistry, Biomaterials and Biomass
A. Bala Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Kolkata India Biography
Biography of A. Bala
Dr. Asis Bala, received PhD from Jadavpur University, Kolkata India and
Completed Post-Doc. at Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of the Free State, South Africa. His area of interest are, Pathophysiology
of Communicable and non-communicable Disease; Pharmacology; Toxicology; Free
Radical Biology and cellular Inflammation and Immunopharmacology of different
diseases. He supervised number of Masters and PhD students and acquired more
than 500 Scopus citation in 2020 (April) having Scopus h index 14.
A. Bouazizi University Hassan II of Casablanca Casablanca Morocco Biography
Biography of A. Bouazizi
Dr. Abdelmjid BOUAZIZI got his Degree in Chemical Physical sciences (2011) from the
Faculty of Sciences and Technologies (FST), Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech (Morocco)
and Magister. (2013) and Ph.D. (2018) in Materials Science and Environment from FST of
Mohammedia, Hassan II University of Casablanca (Morocco). He awarded the award of Hassan
II University of Casablanca for the Best Thesis 2018. He is interested in research in ceramic
membrane and membrane technologies. He has wide experiences in both Research and
Academia concerning «Nanomaterials Characterization “. Additionally, he has contributed to the
preparation and characterization of low-cost microfiltration, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membranes based on clay, pozzolan and phosphate for dyes and metal cations rejection. He has
published more than 14 articles in highly recognized scientific journals published by Elsevier
(Citations 275, h-index 10) and presented many papers in reputed national and international
conferences. He is a member in many scientific projects. Reviewer of many international
journals, as well as a member of a number of international associations, to name a few:
Moroccan Membrane and Desalination Society.
T-H. Chen Kaohsiung Medical University Kaohsiung Taiwan Biography
Biography of T-H. Chen
Dr. Tai-Heng Chen currently works at the Department of Pediatrics and Neurology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital. He has been researching Pediatrics, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Genetic Diagnosis, and Emergency Medicine. His interests of research are pediatrics, neurological infectious disease, neurocritical care, neuromuscular disorders, non-coding RNA and Therapeutic Potentials in Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.
A. Galdino Universidade Federal de Sao Joao Del-Rei Divinopolis Brazil
M.A. Jabbar Vardhaman College of Engineering Hyderabad India
Dr. Mohammad Faheem Khan, Assistant Professor, Era University of Lucknow India, has more
than 12 years of experience in natural product chemistry and medicinal chemistry. His research
areas include: Identification of bioactive compounds from plants, development of new
methodologies to purify the bioactive compounds as well as computer aided drug designing. He
received his PhD in chemistry from Centarl Drug Research Institute, Lucknow India under the
mentorship of Dr. Rakesh Maurya, a renowned scientist of India. Dr. Khan has published more
than 40 research articles, reviews and book chapters in reputed journals. He is a life member of
the Association of Chemistry Teachers of India and Society of Ethnopharmacology, India.
N-Q-K. Le Taipei Medical University Taipei Taiwan Biography
Biography of N-Q-K. Le
Dr. Nguyen Quoc Khanh Le is an Assistant Professor with the Professional Master
Program in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Taipei Medical University,
Taiwan. He earned his MS and PhD degree in the Department of Computer
Science and Engineering, Graduate Program in Biomedical Informatics, Yuan
Ze University, Taiwan. After obtaining his PhD degree, he worked as a
Research Fellow at the School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore. His research interests are artificial intelligence, deep
learning, bioinformatics, computational biology, radiogenomics, and
V.R. Lunge Lutheran University from Brazil Canoas Brazil Biography
Biography of V.R. Lunge
Professor Vagner Ricardo Lunge holds a Master's in Microbiology
(1993) and a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology (2000) from the
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil. He also has
specialization in Food Microbiology (1995) at Cornell University in
USA. He currently teaches undergrad courses of Biomedicine,
Agronomy, Veterinary Medicine and a grad course of Cellular and
Molecular Biology applied to Health (MSc and PhD) at Lutheran
University of Brazil (ULBRA). He has experience in Genetics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Virology and Molecular Biology, working
on Molecular Diagnosis in the Human / Animal Health and
A.Z. Mirza Umm Al Qura University Mecca Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of A.Z. Mirza
Dr. Zeeshan is working as an Assistant Professor at Umm Al Qura University. His research in M. Phil and Ph.D. broadly fell in the area of Organic, Pharmaceutical and Analytical Chemistry. Particularly, he is specialized in developing new methods and protocols for in vitro analysis of drug-drug interactions. He used HPLC coupled with UV-Vis spectrophotometry as analysis tools. He also researched for six months as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, Indiana. At Purdue, his stay was recognized by the Pakistani government and awarded the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
S. Mukherjee All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhopal Bhopal India Biography
Biography of S. Mukherjee
Dr. Sukhes Mukherjee is working as Associate Professor in Biochemistry Department of AIIMS Bhopal. He is a committed and hard-working faculty member involved in teaching and in research for the last 16 years. He has a very active academic and research career. He has published more than 42 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has also presented his work at several national and international conferences. He got the best paper award from the “Association of Clinical Biochemists of India” in 2008. He got the International travel fellowship to attend the Neurochemistry conference at Busan, South Korea in August 2009 and another AACC fellowship in 2011. He is regularly giving training on behalf of his department to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and himself getting training in the cutting-edge technologies of advancement in the field of Advanced Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular biology.
V. Pandit Laureate Institute of Pharmacy Bahni India
R. Pandiyan Karpagam University Coimbatore India
A.A. Parikesit Indonesia International Institute for Life-Sciences (i3L) East Jakarta Indonesia Biography
Biography of A.A. Parikesit
Dr. rer. nat Arli Aditya Parikesit is the head of bioinformatics department at i3L. He finished his bachelor and master both in Chemistry, University of Indonesia. In order to pursue the degree in Bioinformatics, he accepted DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) fellow to conduct doctorate research at Bioinformatics Group, Faculty of Informatics and Mathematics, University of Leipzig, Germany. His doctoral research is focused on the utilization of modern protein domain annotation techniques to the three domains of life. In addition, Dr. Arli is also an expert on immunoinformatics, in silico drug design, and in silico transcriptomics.
J.A. Parray University of Kashmir Budgam Jammu and Kashmir India
V.M. Patil KIET Group of Institutions Ghaziabad India Biography
Biography of V.M. Patil
Dr. Vaishali M. Patil obtained her PhD degree (2014) in Pharmaceutical Sciences
from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India. Since 2017, Dr. Vaishali is
Associate Professor in the KIET Group of Institutions (Department: School of
Pharmacy) at Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, India. She has
experience in application of computer aided drug design, QSAR and related
medicinal chemistry approaches for biologically important classes of organic
compounds. In addition she has experience in handling computational software and
interpretation of analytical data (IR, NMR, MS). Dr. Vaishali is author of more than
45 papers published in indexed/peer reviewed Journals and 13 book chapters
(Elsevier, Springer, Nova, etc.) with citation index of 200. She has received funding
from various agencies to promote research activities of her lab.
I.N. Pulidindi Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of I.N. Pulidindi
Dr. Indra Neel Pulidindi is currently working on “Carbon fiber
reinforced composites (CFRPs)” as a postdoctoral researcher in the
laboratory of Prof. Xinling Wang at Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
China. Dr. Pulidindi worked as a visiting scientist in the laboratory of
Prof. Tae Hyun Kim at Hanyang University, Republic of Korea during
2016-2017 where he gained expertise on biomass characterization and
utilization for biochemicals production. He has worked as postdoctoral
researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Aharon Gedanken at Bar-Ilan
University, Israel from 2010 to 2016, during which he gained experience
on the conversion of biomass to biofuels and biochemicals and
developed nanomaterial based sensors for biomolecules. He obtained
Ph.D., degree from IIT Madras, India, in 2010 where he produced the
doctoral thesis entitled “Development and exploitation of carbon
materials from plant sources” under the supervision of Professor T. K.
Varadarajan and Prof. B. Viswanathan. He has published 38 peer-
reviewed manuscripts, 1 patent, applied for 4 patents, authored 1 book, 5
book chapters and 1 e-book.
S.A. Sehgal University of Okara Okara Pakistan Biography
Biography of S.A. Sehgal
Arslan Sehgal is working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics, University of Okara, Okara, Pakistan and Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Faisalabad, Pakistan. He defended his PhD in Cell Biology successfully from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing with the specialization of bioinformatics and computational drug designing. Moreover, he has authored/co-authored thirty (30) international research/review articles in peer reviewed journals and one (01) complete book as principle and corresponding author. For his contributions in the field, he was awarded with Research Productivity Award for the year of 2015, 2016 and 2017 by CUI, and CAS-TWAS president fellowship award 2015. Moreover, in 2018, he was honored with the Excellent International Student of UCAS 2018.
C. Selvaraj Alagappa University Karaikudi India Biography
Biography of C. Selvaraj
Dr. Chandrabose Selvaraj is currently working as a Senior Researcher in the Department of Bioinformatics, Alagappa University, India. He completed his doctoral studies from Bioinformatics (2014) from Alagappa University, India. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher in multiple international esteemed institutes that include National Center for Toxicology Research, Food and Drug Administration (USA); Central European Institute of Technology (Czech Republic), Konkuk University (Republic of Korea) and Indian Institute of Technology- Mandi (India). He has been awarded as with European OP VVV MSCA-IF call 2017, ORISE IF- 2015, BIRD Special Mention award - 2012, and Young Researcher award-2010. His expertise includes Computer simulation of biomolecules, and recognition mechanism for protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid, protein- carbohydrate, and protein-ligand interactions.
R.P. Singh GD Goenka University Gurgaon India Biography
Biography of R.P. Singh
Dr. Rahul Pratap Singh earned his B. Pharm. and M. Pharm. degrees
from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India. He completed his Ph.D. in
Pharmaceutics (cancer nanomedicines) in 2017, under the supervision of
Dr. M.S. Muthu and Prof. B.L. Pandey from Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi. Dr. Singh is an Assistant Professor at the Department of
Pharmacy, School of Medical and Allied Sciences, GD Goenka
University, Sohna, Gurgaon, India. He has authored dozens of scientific
publications and currently editing one book on lung cancer
nanomedicines. He received several fellowships; awards including
research grant from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB),
Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India,
Dr. Singh is working as a research project reviewer of the Department of
Science and Technology, New Delhi since 2017 onwards, He is an
Editor-Board Member of several other scientific journals, including
Current Protein & Peptide Science, Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical
Sciences and International Research Journal of Pharmacology.
A.K. Yadav F. A. A. Govt. P.G. College Sitapur India Biography
Biography of A.K. Yadav
Dr. Avadhesh Kumar Yadav is Assistant Professor in Department of Physics, F. A. A. Government Postgraduate College Mahmudabad Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has done his Ph.D. from University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India and post doctoral research from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi India. His research includes glass, glass ceramics, Science Communication, humidity and gas sensors. Currently, I am working on Coronavirus and COVID-19 and its impact on mental, psychological and physical health in peoples. He has published more than 3o research articles in journals of international repute. He has also published a book on Science Communication: Issues and Challenges.
J.M. Zhou Zhejiang normal university Zhejiang China Biography
Biography of J.M. Zhou
Dr Zhou got his PHD degree from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry as the major of rational drug design. He finished his Postdoc training in Mcgill university as major of rational drug design. Dr Zhou come to IMB/CAS as associate professor since 2010, and became full professor of IMB/CAS in 2017. Since 2018, he became a professor in Zhejiang normal university and the director of DDIC. His group focuses on the development of anti-viral drugs and anti-cancer drugs. He has been approved for four NCSF grants and was nominated as “Xiehe’ star”. Up to now, his group has published more than 50 papers and 10 patents.
Executive Guest Editors
J.K. Biswal ICAR-Directorate of FMD Mukteswar India
R.K. Chaturvedi CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR) Lucknow India
M.Y. Lee Soonchunhyang University Asan-si South Korea
N. Mishra Amity University of Madhaya Pradesh Gwalior India Biography
Biography of N. Mishra
Dr. Neeraj Mishra is working as Professor in Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Gwalior since July 2019. He is
having around 17 years teaching/industry/ research experience at undergraduate and post graduate
level. He was recipient of ICMR- SRF (New Delhi, India) during his Ph.D. tenure under supervision of Prof.
S. P. Vyas. He worked as brand ambassador of Bentham Science, USA 2018-19. He has supervised more
than 30 M. Pharm students. He is having around 90 publications of International and National repute in
recent concept of novel drug delivery system, particularly in vaccine delivery and drug targeting and
total number of citations 1696 (h-index 22, i- index 30). He is also written 4 Books and 5 book chapters
in national and International publisher (Nova Science Publishers).
He is also approved production chemist form LSSSDC under Skill India Scheme for the period of 2019-
2021. He is recipient of “Distinguished Professor Award” 2019 from DST-NSTMIS,SPAICS, Indore, M.P in
September 2019. He is having membership of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (Life Time
membership MP/IND/LM/0086) and Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) life
membership No. is PU/LM-379. In Addition to this he is also works as Guest editor of thematic issue
entitled “Nanoparticulate carriers for the treatment of Infectious Diseases and cancer” of “Current
Molecular Pharmacology”, Bentham Science, USA in 2020-21 I.F. 3.32 (Issue ID BMS-CMP-2019-HT-2 )
and also acts as a reviewer of International repute journal (Journal of Microencapsulation (Informa
A.F.M.M. Rahman King Saud University Riyadh Saudia Arabia Biography
Biography of A.F.M.M. Rahman
Dr. Motiur Rahman was born in 1977 in Rangpur, Bangladesh. He has completed BSc
(Hon.) in Chemistry & MSc in Organic Chemistry form University of Rajshahi,
Bangladesh, and PhD in Pharmaceutical science from College of Pharmacy, Yeungnam
University Korea. His research interests are synthesis and biological activities
(Cytotoxicity, Topoisomerase inhibitory activity, Antimicrobial activities, etc.) of
Natural/Synthetic molecules, Total synthesis, and methodology development of various
organic reactions, Bio-conjugates Chemistry, Host-guest chemistry, Heterocyclic
Chemistry. Recently, Dr. Motiur Rahman has extended his research towards Drug
Metabolism. During his postdoctoral tenure at Yeungnam University, Kyungpook National
University and at UiTM Malaysia, he has done various research. In October 2010, he has
joined as Assistant Professor, at College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia and now serving as an Associate Professor. He has published his research
work in JMC, BMC, EJMC, EJOC, Tetrahedron, etc. and having great contribution in
U. Ray King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia
L. Scotti Federal University of Paraíba-Campus I João Pessoa Brazil Biography
Biography of L. Scotti
Dr. Luciana Scotti received her Ph.D. in Cosmetology and Molecular Modeling at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She did 3 years of Post-Doctorate in Pharmaceuticals at the Laboratory of Planning and Synthesis of Potentially Active Chemotherapies in Tropical Endemics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USP. She has experience in Pharmacology Biochemistry and Molecular acting mainly in the following areas: natural products, Molecular Modeling, QSAR, and Chemometrics. She is the professor of the Post-Graduate Program of Bioactive Natural and Synthetic Products of the Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil.