Adriano Mollica Department of Pharmacy, University ”G. d' Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara Via dei Vestini 31 Chieti, 66100 Italy Biography
Biography of Adriano Mollica
Dr. Adriano Mollica is Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Univ. “G. d’ Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Italy and PhD in “Pharmaceutical Sciences”. From 2013 he is Member of the Board of PhD program “Biomol. and Pharm. Sciences” and Tutor of several PhD students and Post-doctoral fellows. His research interests are focused on opioid peptides, neurodegeneration, treatment of chronic and neuropathic pain, multi-target compounds and nutraceuticals. He is co-author of 82 papers published in international journals, one European Patent and one Italian Patent. He is currently “Editor in Chief” of “Current Bioactive Compounds”, and Editorial Board Member of Mini rev. in Org. Chem. and of Prot. & Pept. Lett.
M. Iqbal Choudhary International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences University of Karachi Karachi Pakistan Biography
Biography of M. Iqbal Choudhary
Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary is a Distinguished National Professor of Organic Chemistry and Director at International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research). He is among the most prominent scientists of Pakistan, recognized for his original contributions in the fields of natural products and bioorganic chemistry. He has written and edited 50 books, most of which have been published in USA and Europe. He is also the author of over 900 research papers and chapters in top international science journals of the West, as well as 43 US patents. The cumulative impact factor of his publications is over 1,750. This is by far the largest number of quality publications from any scientist in Pakistan. He has been among the most cited scientists of Pakistan in last five years with citations exceeding 11,000 (h-Index: 41).
Hicham Fenniri Northeastern University Boston, MA USA Biography
Biography of Hicham Fenniri
Dr. Fenniri received all his degrees from the Université de Strasbourg, France. After postdoctoral training at the Scripps Research Institute, he moved to Purdue University, where he initiated his independent academic career, and established the Purdue Laboratory for Chemical Nanotechnology (1999). In 2003, He joined the National Research Council and the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada) as Professor of Chemistry (2003-2013). Dr. Fenniri is currently Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA. Dr. Fenniri’s contributions appeared in over 220 publications, 20 patents and patent applications, and over 450 contributed national and international conference papers. Dr. Fenniri has also lectured extensively around the globe and he has been an invited professor at several institutes and universities.
Haroon Khan Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Pakistan Biography
Biography of Haroon Khan
Dr. Khan is the Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan. In 17 years of professional experience, he has significantly contributed to the teaching and training of pharmacy graduate and pharmacy-related services. Dr. Khan is the member of AWKUM syndicate, executive member of Pharmacy council of Pakistan KP and editorial member of more than 10 journals. He is the author of 150 articles including editorial, review, research and three books. Moreover, several post-graduate scholars are working under his supervision.
Peter Langer University of Rostock Rostock Germany
Ian Macreadie RMIT University Melbourne Australia Biography
Biography of Ian Macreadie
Ian Macreadie obtained his Ph.D. in yeast genetics and molecular biology at Monash University followed by a Post-Doc at University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, followed by a 24 year career at CSIRO, Division of Protein Chemistry, Parkville. Currently he works at RMIT University where he coordinates courses on Industrial Microbiology and Protein Technologies, while continuing research on chemoprevention of Alzheimer’s disease. He is the author of 140 research publications and six patents and has received numerous awards throughout his career. He is the Editor of Microbiology Australia (since 2006) and has chaired two international conferences in Melbourne.
Olivier R. Martin University of Orleans and CNRS Rue de Chartres Orleans France
Thierry Meinnel Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Paris France
Christian Wolfgang Huck Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck Austria Biography
Biography of Christian Wolfgang Huck
Prof. Christian W. Huck currently holds a position of a full professor for analytical chemistry at Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria. Currently, Prof. Huck is also guest professor at Kwansei Gakuin University (Sanda, Hyogo, Japan). He has published more than 200 scientific publications describing new analytical attempts in vibrational spectroscopy (different modes of infrared and Raman) and separation science including mass spectrometry (LC, SPE, CE, CEC, -MS, MALDI) and is a named inventor of 14 issued international patents. Prof. Huck has received several international awards (e.g., Buechi, Euregio, Swarovski etc).
Michael Kassiou The University of Sydney NSW Australia
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Section: Medicinal Chemistry
H.Y. Aboul-Enein National Research Centre Cairo Egypt Biography
Biography of H.Y. Aboul-Enein
Professor Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein is a Professor Emeritus at the Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Department, National Research Center in Cairo, Egypt and the Chemistry Department. Professor Aboul-Enein is the author and co-author of over 1000 refereed published articles, 90 book chapters and more than 400 conference presentations. He is also authored and edited 8 books in the field of analytical chemistry. He is an Editorial Board member of 22 journals including Current Bioactive Compounds (Bentham Science Publishers) since 2005.
A. Santini University of Napoli Federico II Napoli Italy
Section: Medicinal Chemistry
T. Tuccinardi University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of T. Tuccinardi
Tiziano Tuccinardi is Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Pisa. Since July 2016 he is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, Temple University’s College of Science and Technology, Philadelphia, PA, USA.He has published more than 120 papers, four patents and he is a scientific advisory board member of the Bio Future Medicine (BFM) start-up.His research interests include drug and lead discovery, with a focus on computer-assisted approaches and medicinal chemistry, including synthesis of small molecules, virtual and biomolecular screening.
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F.J. Ahmad Jamia Hamdard New Delhi India Biography
Biography of F.J. Ahmad
Prof. Farhan Jalees Ahmad has 23 years of rich experience in Research and Teaching. He is working in the area of Nanomedicine for the last 15 years, Two of his nanoproducts are approved by DCGI for Phase-III clinical studies. He has been granted projects to a tune of rupees 4.5 crores from National agencies like and International agencies like FIP and OPCW etc.
He has received Young Scientist Fast Track from DST, Scientist of the Year-2005 from NESA, UGC Research Award 2011, Bharat Jyoti Award 2011, Pharma Ratan Award 2017 and ABAP senior Scientist Award 2017. He has published more than 300 research and review papers, 12 Book chapters, 9 books; He has total citations of 7565, H-Index of 43, i-10 index of 156 and 29 patents to his credit.
U. Beifuss University of Hohenheim Stuttgart Germany
S. Bräse Universitat Karlsruhe Karlsruhe Germany
E. Dagne Addis Ababa University Addis Ababa Ethiopia
N. Es-Safi Mohammed V University in Rabat Rabat Morocco Biography
Biography of N. Es-Safi
Professor Nour-Eddine ES-SAFI completed his PhD in organic chemistry in 1997 from Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco and postdoctoral studies at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research. He leads the Team of Organic Chemistry and the Physico-Chemical Studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco where he is currently working as deputy director and a full professor. His research focuses on natural products, especially polyphenols, their structural elucidation, their antioxidant activity and their role in food technology and human health. He has published many research papers and he is reviewer for various international scientific journals. He is Editorial Board Member of various scientific journals and is Editor in Chief of the Green and Sustainable Chemistry journal.
E. Gontier Universite de Picardie Jules Verne Amiens France
T.S. Kaufman Institute of Chemistry of Rosario Rosario Argentina
S. Khan Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Baltimore, MD USA
D. Kinghorn The Ohio State University Columbus, OH USA Biography
Biography of D. Kinghorn
Prof. A. Douglas Kinghorn has been Professor and Jack L. Beal Chair in Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at the College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University (OSU) since 2004. He received Ph.D. (1975) and D.Sc. (1990) degrees from The School of Pharmacy, University of London. He has authored or co-authored over 500 peer-reviewed research articles, review articles, and book chapters. His research interests include the isolation and structural characterization of bioactive natural products from higher plants, particularly potential anticancer agents, antileishmanial compounds, cancer chemopreventives, and taste-modifying substances. In 2016, he received a Distinguished Scholar Award from OSU.
S. Kintzios Agricultural University of Athens Athens Greece Biography
Biography of S. Kintzios
Professor Spyridon Kintzios is the founder and Director of the Laboratory of Cell Technology and the Center for Applications of Cell Biological Technologies of the Agricultural University of Athens. He is the author or co-author of 100 peer-reviewed articles in cited international scientific journals and the author and/or editor of eight books. He is the inventor of the Bioelectric Recognition Assay (BERA) and the technology of Molecular Identification through Membrane Engineering (MIME). He is co-founder of the Hellenic Biotechnology Cluster and the Hellenic Society for Nanotechnological Applications in Medicine and Health Science and an elected member of the Hellenic Agricultural Academy.
A. Kirakosyan University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI USA
P. Kovac National Institute of Health Bethesda, MD USA Biography
Biography of P. Kovac
Pavol Kováč , PhD, Dr. h.c., is a vocal critic of publication of experimental chemistry lacking data
that allow reproducibility. After postdoctoral training at the Department of Biochemistry, Purdue
University, he formed a group of carbohydrate chemists, which shortly became well known for work
in oligosaccharide synthesis. Before joining NIH, he worked at Bachem, Inc., Torrance, California,
where he established a laboratory for commercial production of oligonucleotides. He is currently Head of
the Section on Carbohydrates with primary interest is in the development
of conjugate vaccines from carbohydrate antigens.
M. Krings Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich Germany Biography
Biography of M. Krings
Michael Krings is curator for fossil plants at the Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology (SNSB-BSPG) in Munich, Germany, and a professor of plant paleobiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. He also holds an affiliate faculty position at the University of Kansas, USA. He received his PhD in botany from the University of Münster, Germany, and was an Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kansas. Dr. Krings has co-authored two textbooks (2009: Paleobotany. The Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants; 2015: Fossil Fungi) and more than 160 research papers. His research focuses on the biology and ecology of microorganisms in late Paleozoic terrestrial ecosystems.
D.J. Kyle Texas Tech University Texas, TX USA Biography
Biography of D.J. Kyle
Dr. Kyle is Vice President, Discovery Research of Purdue Pharma L.P. He has 30 years of experience in the areas of CNS, pain, and inflammation. Previously, Dr. Kyle served as Director in Discovery Research at Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation and Scios, Inc. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Texas Tech University. Dr. Kyle is an inventor on more than 60 issued US patents and has published nearly 200 manuscripts, review articles and abstracts. He serves on the editorial advisory board of multiple journals for chemistry and pharmacology and is a member of the Dean’s CSLA advisory board at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
S. LaPlante Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd Quebec, QC Canada Biography
Biography of S. LaPlante
Steven LaPlante worked 23 years in the pharmaceutical industry (Boehringer Ingelheim) in Laval, Quebec where he discovered drugs to treat individuals infected with hepatitis C and HIV. In 2014, he founded the contract research company NMX Research and Solutions Inc. which discovers leads for drug discovery programs. He is also a professor at the University of Quebec (INRS), visiting professor at Institut Pasteur and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, consultant and member of the scientific advisory board the NMR Core of Harvard Medical School.
M.A. Lacaille-Dubois University of Burgandy Dijon France Biography
Biography of M.A. Lacaille-Dubois
Pr. Marie-Aleth Lacaille-Dubois is full Professor in Pharmacognosy (University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France). From 2002 to 2011 she was head of the research team EA 3660, "Molecules of Biological Interest”, and since 2012, she joined the EA 4267. She received several awards and distinctions. Her research focuses on the isolation, structure elucidation and biological assessment of natural compounds from the tropical plant biodiversity. She has co-authored over 180 publications, 1 patent, 8 book chapters, 190 communications, and 60 invited lectures. Furthermore, she served in a variety of advisory and editorial committees (Phytomedicine, Phytochemistry, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Natural Product communications…).
R. Lesyk Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University Lviv Ukraine Biography
Biography of R. Lesyk
Roman Lesyk was born in Stary Sambir, Lviv region, Ukraine, in 1968. He earned his PhD in 1996 and got the habilitation for professorship in 2005 in the field of medicinal chemistry of 4-thiazolidinone derivatives. He is a professor of pharmaceutical/medicinal chemistry in Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University. During 2004-2014 occupied Pharmaceutical faculty dean’s position, since 2015 – Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical, Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry. His research interests center around 4-azolidinone cores within structure-based drug design, especially in the area of medicinal chemistry of anticancer and antimicrobial agents.
X.C. Li University of Mississippi Mississippi, MS USA Biography
Biography of X.C. Li
Dr. Xing-Cong Li is a Principal Scientist in the National Center for Natural Products Research and Research Associate Professor in Pharmacognosy at The University of Mississippi. Dr. Li received his B.S. in Medicinal Chemistry from Shanghai Medical University, M.S. in Phytochemistry from Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science from Hiroshima University. Dr. Li’s research focuses on the isolation, structure elucidation, and synthesis of anti-infective natural products. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles/book chapters and served the scientific community as an editorial board member for several journals.
J.F.J. Liang Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ USA Biography
Biography of J.F.J. Liang
Dr. James Liang is a Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences, Stevens Institute of Technology. Previously, Dr. Liang served as professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing) and Associate Research Professor at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Prof. Liang has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 16 patents. The research interests of Prof. Liang are in therapeutic peptides and drug delivery technology.
Z.-Q. Lin Southern Illinois Edwardsville University Illinois, IL USA Biography
Biography of Z.-Q. Lin
Dr. Zhi-Qing Lin is Professor and Director of the Environmental Sciences Program at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Dr. Lin received his Ph.D. degree in Renewable Resources from McGill University in Canada. He was Post-doctoral Research Fellow and post-graduate researcher on Environmental Biogeochemistry at University of California at Berkeley. His research is related to the biogeochemistry of environmentally important trace elements, with a special focus on biological accumulation, transformation, and volatilization processes of selenium in the air-water-soil-plant system. He served as Vice President of International Society of Environmental Indicators, and is founder member and Treasurer of International Society for Selenium Research.
M. Locatelli University "G.d' Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara Chieti Italy Biography
Biography of M. Locatelli
Dr. Locatelli is assistant professor at University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara Department of Pharmacy from 2008 where he teaches “Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry”, and “Clinical Analytical Chemistry”. He has 12 years of experience in the development and validation of innovative analytical protocols for quantification of drugs, metabolites, natural compounds. He holds master's degree in Chemistry in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry Sciences in 2007. Dr. Locatelli has authored more than 60 manuscripts, more than 80 congress communications, 1 patent subject to approval, guest editor for 4 special issues for international peer-reviewed Journals, co-editor of 1 book.
G.H. Lushington University of Kansas Kansas, KS USA Biography
Biography of G.H. Lushington
Dr. Gerald Lushington received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick. The author of 181 journal articles, nine book chapters and four patents, Lushington is currently Principal Consultant at LiS Consulting, and serves as Adjunct Professor of Food Nutrition Dietetic Health at Kansas State University. With more than 25 years experience in the application of molecular modeling, simulation and informatics to a diverse range of scientific applications, Lushington's primary areas of focus are in drug discovery and pharmacology.
G. Mahady University of Illinois Illinois, IL USA Biography
Biography of G. Mahady
Dr. Mahady is Associate Professor and Director of the Clinical Pharmacognosy Laboratory in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an expert in the field of botanical dietary supplements, pharmacognosy, phytomedicines, medicinal plant research and women’s reproductive health including menopause, osteoporosis, estrogen-responsive cancers and infectious diseases. She has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and six books, including the World Health Organisation’s “Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants”. She is also research faculty within the WHO’s Centre for Traditional Medicine at UIC since 1995.
S.V. Malhotra Stanford University Palo Alto, CA USA Biography
Biography of S.V. Malhotra
Dr. Malhotra is a Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has nearly 20 years of research experience in organic, medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. His interests focus on the design and discovery of synthetic, and natural product inspired small molecules which can be used as probes for developing understanding of biological phenomena, including protein-protein interactions, modulation of signal transduction pathways, and for translational research in drug discovery, development, imaging and radiation. He has edited five books and authored over 100 research articles.
R.A. Manderville University of Guelph Guelph, ON Canada Biography
Biography of R.A. Manderville
Dr. Richard A. Manderville is Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Toxicology Program at the University of Guelph. He received a Ph.D. from Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) in physical-organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Erwin Buncel. After postdoctoral studies with Prof. Sidney Hecht at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), he launched his independent career at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC) in 1995. In 2004 he returned to Canada and continued his research program at Guelph on the structural, biochemical implications of DNA base modification and their potential applications. Dr. Manderville has authored more than 100 manuscripts, including 5 book chapters and currently teaches “Biochemical Toxicology” dealing with mechanisms of toxicity.
A.S. Mehanna Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Boston, MA USA Biography
Biography of A.S. Mehanna
Dr. Ahmed S. Mehanna is a professor of Medicinal Chemistry at MCPHS University in Boston Massachusetts. He has nearly 25 years of experience in teaching the subject, conducting research directed towards drug discovery of new cardiovascular medications. Dr. Mehanna holds a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg Pa in 1986. He had four years of postdoctoral-experience before joining the faculty at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1990 where he is still currently employed. Dr. Mehanna has authored more than 25 manuscripts, 3 patents, mostly in the area of drug discovery of anti-sickling agents. Dr. Mehanna has contributed to two major Medicinal Chemistry books: Burger‘s Medicinal Chemistry by a chapter on rational design of drugs to treat HIV infections and to Foye’s Principles of Medicinal Chemistry by a chapter on cardiovascular drugs. Currently, Dr. Mehanna is heavily involved in using molecular modelling programs to develop enzyme inhibitors.
Y. Mizushina Kobe-Gakuin University Hyogo Japan
M.S. Mubarak The University of Jordan Amman Jordan Biography
Biography of M.S. Mubarak
Professor Mubarak received his Ph.D. degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA in 1982. He served as the chairman of the department of chemistry at The University of Jordan and the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science for several years. He is also an Adjunct professor of Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington (USA) since 2009. In addition to electrochemistry, Professor Mubarak’s research program is broadly based on synthetic organic chemistry, especially synthesis of compounds with expected biological activity, medicinal chemistry, and drug design and discovery. He is the author and coauthor of more than 180 research papers and reviews.
M.S. Sinicropi University of Calabria Calabria Italy Biography
Biography of M.S. Sinicropi
Maria Stefania Sinicropi received her PhD in Chemical Science at the University of Messina. From
1994 to 2006 she was Pharmaceutical Chemistry Researcher at the Department of Pharmaceutical
Science in the University of Calabria (Cosenza). In 2006 M.S. Sinicropi holds an Associate
Professor position at the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of
Calabria. The main focus of the research activity concerns: new synthetic methods for the
preparation of pharmacologically active compounds, design, synthesis and biological evaluation of
library of compounds with several activities, mainly anti-tumors.
Moreover she is scientific coordinator of the Master Course of II level: “Nutrition and
Nutraceutical Supplements", promoted by the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional
Sciences of the University of Calabria. She coordinates many research projects, is teacher of many
courses in the pharmaceutical field, trained several PhD students and postdoctoral fellows and
collaborates with numerous national and international research groups of the synthetic chemistry
A. Stefanucci University of Rome Roma Italy
M.C. Wani RTI International Research Triangle Park North Carolina, NC USA Biography
Biography of M.C. Wani
Mansukh C. Wani (Ph.D., chemistry, Indiana University) is Principal Scientist Emeritus at RTI International.
Dr. Wani's main areas of research include the isolation and characterization of biologically active natural products and synthesis of anticancer and antifertility agents. In the area of natural products research at RTI, he has been involved in the isolation, purification, and characterization of a wide variety of antineoplastic agents including camptothecin and taxol. He has published extensively with over 200 publications to his credit. Dr. Wani is the recipient of many awards, including the 2000 Charles F. Kettering Prize of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation.
G. Zengin Selcuk University Konya Turkey Biography
Biography of G. Zengin
Gokhan Zengin PhD is working as Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, Science Faculty, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey. His MSci thesis was regarding the genus Centaurea and PhD thesis was also regarding the genus Asphodeline. He authored more than 170 original scientific papers published in peer reviewed international journals with impact factor (h-index WoS = 22). His current scientific interests include biological properties and chemical characterization of medicinal plants, especially Turkish as well as antioxidant capacity and inhibition of key enzymes linked to global health problems. He is a reviewer for several leading scientific journals.
Adriano Mollica Department of Pharmacy, University ”G. d' Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara Via dei Vestini 31 Chieti, 66100 Italy