Arduino A. Mangoni Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre Adelaide, SA Australia Biography
Biography of Arduino A. Mangoni
Professor Arduino A Mangoni trained in Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology and General Medicine in Milan, Boston and London. He was awarded a PhD in Pharmacology at King’s College, University of London, in 2003. He was appointed Senior Lecturer (2003-2007) and Associate Professor (2007-2009) in Clinical Pharmacology at Flinders University before taking up the Chair in Medicine of Old Age at the University of Aberdeen, UK (2010-2012). In 2013 he was appointed Strategic Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Head of Department at Flinders University. In 2015, he became Associate Dean and Head, Flinders Medical Science and Technology. He plays a key role in the regular review of the Australian Hypertension guidelines and has contributed to the development of the SIGN guidelines on the Management of Chronic Pain, released in December 2013. His research interest include metabolomics and ageing, drug discovery and geriatric clinical pharmacology. Professor Mangoni has published over 140 refereed publications. Arduino Mangoni is a clinical academic, Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Associate Dean and Head, Flinders Medical Science and Technology, in the School of Medicine at Flinders University in Adelaide.
Joris Berwaerts Greenwich Biosciences Carlsbad, CA United States
Isla Mackenzie Ninewells Hospital and Medical School Dundee Scotland
Jorge Duconge University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy San Juan, PR USA Biography
Biography of Jorge Duconge
Dr. Duconge is a full professor of pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics in the University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, MSc and BSc Pharm from the University of Havana. He led the Pharmacokinetics Lab, Center for Biological Evaluation and Research, Havana. He has 18+ years of experience in scholarly activities and research projects on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of biotech-derived drug products, and more recently, working on the pharmacogenomics of cardiovascular drugs. His research has been supported by multiple NIH grants. He is the Key Activity Leader of the RCMI Center for Genomics in Health Disparities and Rare Diseases. Dr. Duconge has authored more than 75 research articles, reviews and book chapters.
Claudiu T. Supuran University of Florence Florence Italy Biography
Biography of Claudiu T. Supuran
Claudiu T. Supuran is professor of medicinal chemistry at the Neurofarba Department, Section of Pharmaceutical and Nutriceutical Sciences, University of Florence, Italy. He has published more than 1250 papers, his Hirsch factor is h=110; the number of citations since 1995 > 49800. His main research interest is on enzyme inhibitors, especially carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, of which he discovered several new classes in the last years. One of the sulfonamides discovered in his group entered Phase I clinical trials in 2014 for the treatment of advanced, metastatic solid tumors. He is Editor-in-Chief of Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, Current Enzyme Inhibition, etc. For the last 25 years the main interest of his research was focused on metallo-enzymes and their modulators of activity. In 2013 he was rated as the most cited scientists in Pharmacology & Toxicology by LabTimes (LabTimes 2013, 5, 38).
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W. Ya-yun Air Force Military Medical University Xi'an China Biography
Biography of W. Ya-yun
Dr Ya-Yun Wang received a PhD degree in Studies on the mechanism of nociception and antinociception from
the Department of Anatomy & K. K. Leung Brain Research Centre, The Fourth Military Medical University,
Xi’an, China. Currently, she is a Professor and Director of the National Demonstration Center for Experimental
Preclinical Medicine Education the Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China. Also, she is a Principle
investigator of Specific Lab for Mitochondrial Plasticity Underlying Nervous System Diseases. Besides, due to
her outstanding contributions, she has won several awards in her research field. She has also published
several articles, book chapters and abstracts in several distinguished journals.
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Section: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
S.K. Singh Lovely Professional University Phagwara India Biography
Biography of S.K. Singh
Dr. Sachin Kumar Singh is a Pharmaceutical Analyst and holds his Masters of Pharmacy in
Pharmaceutical Analysis from J.S.S. College of Pharmacy, Ooty, Tamilnadu, India and Ph.D
degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India. As Associate
Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University. He has completed
one DST-SERB funded project on development of SNEDDS of polypeptide-k for treatment of
diabetes mellitus. He has published more than 60 papers; co-authored 4 books; applied for 3
patents. He is the recipient of 2014 Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award given by Global Society for
Health and Educational Growth, Delhi, India.
Editorial Board Members
G. Adriana Institutul de Biologie și Patologie Celulară Nicolae Simionescu Bucharest Romania Biography
Biography of G. Adriana
Adriana Georgescu, PhD. Habil, is the Principal Investigator Grade I, Biophysicist, Head of Department of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology ‘Nicolae Simionescu’, Bucharest, Romania. Her studies are focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying pathophysiological and physiological processes in the cardiovascular system, to define new therapeutic approaches for atherosclerosis regression and prevention of cardiovascular disease events. The current research interests involve: microparticles as intracellular delivery strategies for microRNAs and potential therapies for atherosclerotic vascular disease; endothelial progenitor cell dysfunction and plateletendothelial progenitor cell interplay in atherosclerotic disease.
Dr. Sayeed Ahmad has been associated in teaching and research since 2005. He has been honored with many awards, postdoc from Albert Einstien College of Medicine New York, with > 240 publications and author of book “Introduction to Pharmacognosy”. He has been associated with more than 30 sponsored research projects from different funding agencies in addition to industry based consultancy projects. He has supervised 28 M Pharm and 23 PhD scholars. His field of interest in research are Metabolomics, Chromatographic analysis including HPTLC, HPLC and GCMS etc for targeted and untargeted metabolites in biological systems and for quality control.
A.E. Ahmed Gulf Medical University Ajman UAE Biography
Biography of A.E. Ahmed
Dr. Elnour has received his PhD in School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast, N. Ireland-United Kingdom during the period of 2000-2004. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 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 honored 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 is former associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Program Lead at Fatima College of Health Sciences, Al Ain-UAE and former adjunct Clinical associate professor in Pharmacology Department at United Arab Emirates University-UAEU. 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.
T.A. Ajith Amala Institute of Medical Sciences Amala Nagar India Biography
Biography of T.A. Ajith
Dr. Ajith T.A., born on 30 March 1972, received his Master of Science in Medical Biochemistry from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India in 1996 securing FIRST RANK and Ph. D in Medical Biochemistry from Research Centre, AIMS, Kerala, India. He has been PROFESSOR in Biochemistry at Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala, India, since July, 2012. He has authored 85 articles in peer-reviewed National and International journals. He has edited/authored 2 books and contributed 10 chapters. Currently, he is co-principal investigator of 2 funded research projects. He is the NABH lab assessor for Minimum essential standards and NABL internal auditor.
K. Allegaert University Hospital Leuven Belgium Biography
Biography of K. Allegaert
Karel Allegaert (MD, PhD) is a pediatrician-neonatologist, with an additional expertise in clinical pharmacology. He is professor at the KU Leuven (department of development and regeneration) and is clinical consultant at the Sophia’s Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His research is focused on developmental perinatal pharmacology, has been supported by European funding (Albino study), and national grants (FWO, IWT-SBO) and has resulted in about 280 PubMed citations. He is member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium, president of the European Society of Developmental Pharmacology and section head clinical pharmacology of the European Society of Pediatric Research.
M. Atteritano University of Messina Messina Italy Biography
Biography of M. Atteritano
Marco Atteritano obtained medical degree in the year 2000 and in 2005 Specialization with distinction in the Internal Medicine at the University of Messina. In 2010, obtained PhD in Specialistic Medicine at the University of Messina. He was Assistant Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Messina. Currently, he is research fellow at the University of Messina in the Internal Medicine-Rheumatology and coordinator of project of research funded by the Italian Ministry of Health. He won several awards in the rheumatology field and internal medicine field. He is the author of 50 peer-reviewed papers. His main fields of interest are the Rank-Rankl-OPG system in bone disease.
T. Baptista Los Andes University Medical School Merida Venezuela
J.M. Blondeau Royal University Hospital Saskatchewan Canada
M. Bourin University of Nantes Nantes France Biography
Biography of M. Bourin
Professor Michel Bourin was a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Nantes (1985 to 2011). After completing his pharmacist and medical training at Tours University, he was awarded degrees in neuropsychopharmacology, clinical pharmacology and general pharmacology in Paris, and he then completed his psychiatric training in Nantes. Since 1988, Professor Bourin has been the Head of Research: Neurobiology of Anxiety and Depression. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Edmonton and visiting professor at the University of Craiova. He is now working as a psychiatrist in the centre for mentally handicapped adults in Montredon. He is Doctor Honoris Causa of the Universities of Craiova and Tartu.
K. Budde Charite University Hospital Berlin Germany
F. Busardó Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of F. Busardó
Prof. Francesco Paolo Busardò obtained his Degree with honor in Medicine and Surgery at theUniversity of Palermo (Italy), winning the Prize for the Best Thesis; he also got a MSc in Forensic Toxicology at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and a PhD in Forensic Science at “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy), where he currently works as researcher in forensic toxicology. He is author of more than 100 papers with I.F., with a total I.F. higher than 290 and h-index of 13.
U. Cakatay Istanbul University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of U. Cakatay
Professor Ufuk Çakatay has been working as a senior scientist at Department of Medical Biochemistry,
Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University. Dr. Çakatay was formerly working as an associate
professor at Central Laboratory of Clinical Biochemistry, Istanbul Faculty of MedicineHis research
interests include: optimization of bioanalytic methods for measurement oxidative stress, experimental
animal models of aging and age-related disorders. He has had a long-term interest in various protein
oxidation biomarkers such as protein carbonyl groups, protein hydroperoxides, advanced oxidation
protein products, and nitrotyrosine.
Omar Cauli University of Valencia Valencia Spain Biography
Biography of Omar Cauli
Prof. Dr. Omar Cauli got the Specialization in Pharmacology (University of Cagliari, Italy), He is a full professor at University of Valencia (Spain) in Department of Nursing. He took his PhD in Neurosciences and he has published more the 90 articles in prestigious international journals. He is author and reviewer of several scientific articles in internationally recognized journals related to different disciplines of Health Sciences. He has participated in the organization of various symposia, workshops and seminars in the field of his research lines.
B. Chowbay National Cancer Centre Singapore Singapore Biography
Biography of B. Chowbay
Prof Balram is Clinical Pharmacologist at National Cancer Center Singapore (NCCS). As one of the leading researchers in pharmacogenomics in Singapore, his research focuses on understanding pharmacogenomics influences on the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of drugs especially in Asian ethnic groups. He is also the Director of SingHealth Clinical Pharmacology core platform which offers therapeutic drug monitoring, bioanalytical, pharmacokinetics and genotyping services to local healthcare institutions, pharmaceutical companies and academic research laboratories. He has co-authored over 90 publications and is also an editorial board member for numerous drug metabolism and pharmacology-based journals. Prof Balram holds multiple academic appointments at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) and currently serves on advisory committees, grant review boards and research councils at national level.
C.P. Coyne College of Veterinary Medicine Mississippi State University USA
R. Dahiya Maharishi Markandeshwar University Haryana India Biography
Biography of R. Dahiya
Dr. Randhir Singh is presently serving as a Professor at M M college of Pharmacy Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana. He completed his B.Pharmacy from Guru Jambhashwar University, Hisar in 2002 and he further completed his M. Pharmacy from Baharti Vidhyapeeth Deemed University, Pune. In 2011, he got PhD degree from Punjabi University Patiala. He has been recognized with Saroj V.N- Sharma Award. He has contributed his publications in different journals.
A. Dawidowicz Maria Curie Sklodowska University Lublin Poland
R. De la Torre Institut Municipal d'Investigació Mèdica, Barcelona Spain
G. Derosa University of Pavia Pavia Italy Biography
Biography of G. Derosa
Prof. Giuseppe Derosa, MD, PhD, FESC was born in Lodi (Italy) and has accomplished his Medical Doctor Degree at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Milan, San Raffaele Hospital, Italy. He has achieved the Specialization in Internal Medicine at the University of Pavia, Italy, and the PhD (Doctorate of Medical Pathophysiology and Therapy) at the University of Pavia, Italy. He is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pavia, Italy, and he is currently Aggregate Professor at the University of Pavia, Italy, and Chief of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Centre at the Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy. He is the author of 249 original articles, published in international journals with IF (888,643), 50 reviews, 29 chapters, and 6 monographs in the field of diabetes, lipid disorders, obesity and hypertension.
G. Di Girolamo Universidad de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina Biography
Biography of G. Di Girolamo
Dr. Di Girolamo obtained a Medical degree in the School of Medicine from Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1980. PhD in Pharmacology in 1984 and MD in Clinical Pharmacology in 2000 from Universidad de Buenos Aires. Dr. Di Girolamo is Adjunct Professor in Pharmacology in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at School of Medicine from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is Director of Center for Monitoring and Safety of Drugs and Director of Cardiological Research Institute "Prof Dr Alberto C. Taquinini" School of Medicine from Universidad de Buenos Aires. His research interest includes clinical pharmacokinetic, pharmacovigilance, and cardiovascular clinical pharmacology. He has published more than 70 scientific refereed publications.
D. Douroumis University of Greenwich Chatham Maritime UK Biography
Biography of D. Douroumis
D. Douroumis’s research area is on the development of secondary continuous manufacturing by using hot melt extrusion (HME) of extrusion granulation coupled with PAT tools. His group is also involved in the development of targeted anticancer drug delivery systems, such as SLNs or NLCs produced by high-pressure homogenization. He is actively involved in ink jetting and 3D printing technologies for the development of medical devices (e.g. microneedles, stents) and personalized medicines.
A.A. Ensafi Isfahan University of Technology Isfahan Iran Biography
Biography of A.A. Ensafi
Prof. Ali A. Ensafi was graduated in Chemistry (Ph.D.) in 1991 in Analytical Chemistry from Shiraz University (Iran). He became full professor in 2001 at Isfahan University of Technology. He is head of the Center of Excellence in Sensors & Green Chemistry of Ministry of Sciences, Research & Technology of Iran. He has an H-index of 54. He has published more than 420 ISI papers, and he has more than 150 international and/or national oral presentation. He has awarded three international awards. He is co-author of four books, and he is also associate editor of the Journal the Iranian Chemical Society.
G.L. Erre UO Reumatologia, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Sassari Italy Biography
Biography of G.L. Erre
Dr. Gian Luca Erre, MD, PhD, was born in Sassari and has accomplished his Medical Doctor Degree at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Sassari (Italy) in 1999. He was awarded a PhD in pathophysiology of rheumatic diseases at University of Sassari in 2008. He is Senior Consultant at the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Sassari. His research interest include the pathogenesis of rheumatic disease, atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction in rheumatic diseases and the cardiovascular effect of immunosuppressive and antiinflammatory drugs. Dr. Erre has authored more than 50 research articles including reviews and book chapter in the field of rheumatic diseases.
A. Fawzy Alexandria University Alexandria Egypt Biography
Biography of A. Fawzy
Dr. Ahmed Fawzy El-Yazbi did PhD in Pharmacology from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta in 2008. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the American University of Beirut. He is also an Adjunct Assistant-Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. El-Yazbi has a very extensive teaching profile that includes skill development and evaluation. He taught at Faculties of Pharmacy, Medicine and Dentistry in Alexandria University, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Beirut Arab University, and the American University of Beirut.
F. Fiorica University of Ferrara Ferrara Italy Biography
Biography of F. Fiorica
Francesco Fiorica MD, PhD was born in Agrigento (Italy) and has accomplished his Medical Doctor Degree at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Palermo. He has achieved the Specialization in Radiation Oncology at the University ofModena, Italy, and the PhD (Doctorate of Geriatric Oncology Management) at the University of Catania, Italy. He is Senior Consultant at University Hospital of Ferrara and Responsible of Section of Radiation Oncology Day Hospital and High Specialized. He is author of more than 100 original articles, published on international journals: Total citations: 1569 (scopus), 2243 (google scholar); h-index: 16 (scopus).
F.J. Flores-Murrieta National Institute of Respiratory Diseases Mexico City Mexico Biography
Biography of F.J. Flores-Murrieta
Dr. Francisco Javier Flores-Murrieta is a PhD in Pharmacology. He is the Head of the Pharmacology Research Unit at the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases “Ismael Cosio Villegas” and Full professor of the Superior School of Medicine of the National Polytechnic Institute. He has published more than 140 articles, 5 book chapters and 1 book. He was awarded with “Honors of the National Youth Award” in Mexico (1985), “Mexican Academy of Sciences Award” (1999). He is Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He was president of the Western Pharmacology Society and the Mexican Pharmacology Association.
M.F. Fromm Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Erlangen Germany Biography
Biography of M.F. Fromm
Dr. Fromm studied medicine at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). He worked as a post doctoral fellow at the Dr. Margarete-Fischer-Bosch Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, (Stuttgart, Germany) and at the Division of Clinical Pharmacology of Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, USA). Since 2004, Dr. Fromm is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Toxicology (Chair) at the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Dr. Fromm is author of more than 180 publications (h index 55) and is a Highly Cited Researcher 2015 in the field “Pharmacology & Toxicology” (Thomson Reuters).
M.D. Galigniana University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina Biography
Biography of M.D. Galigniana
Dr. Galigniana is a Biochemist at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), P.I. of the CONICET scientific career of Argentina, and professor of the UBA. He is the director of the Laboratory of Nuclear Receptors of the Institute for Experimental Biology & Medicine (IBYME), and the Laboratory of Molecular & Cellular Biology of the UBA. His research is focused on the study of heat-shock proteins and Hsp90-binding immunophilins in the regulation of cell division, cell death and cancer development. He has conducted studies on the subcellular trafficking of steroid receptors, HSF1, NF-kB and AP1, and neuronal differentiation and neuroregeneration.
C. Guarneri University of Messina Messina Italy Biography
Biography of C. Guarneri
Prof. Dr. Claudio Guarneri, MD, studied at University of Messina, Italy, School of
Medicine and Surgery - Degree in Medicine and Surgery. In 1999 became
Specialist in Dermatology and Venereology from University of Messina, Messina,
Italy. In 2003, he did Master in Dermatologic Surgery from University of Siena, Italy
in 2005. He worked as Medical Director Dermatologist at the ‘Pugliese-Ciaccio’
Regional Hospital, Catanzaro, Italy from 2005 to 2006. He is currently working as
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at the Department of Clinical
Experimental Medicine, Institute of Dermatology, University of Messina, Messina,
Italy since 2006.
M. Guerriero Università degli Studi di Verona Verona Italy
H. H-Moghaddam Ministry of Health & Medical Education Scientific Member Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of H. H-Moghaddam
Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, MD, FACMT, has been a clinical toxicologist for almost 20 years, in a University affiliated hospital in Tehran. Loghman-Hakim Hospital Poison Center is the main referral hospital for poisoned patients in Tehran and is managed by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. Between 24000 and 27000 intoxicated patients refer to this center annually, of whom approximately 10000–12000 are hospitalized. Loghman hospital supposed to be the biggest in-patient clinical toxicology center of the world. His educational background in forensic medicine and working in this unique hospital has given him a broad base from which to approach many social dilemmas. Substance abuse and poisoning are his every-day practice, which are reflected in more than 200 published English abstract and article in scientific journals and international congresses.
K. Hosohata Education and Research Center for Clinical Pharmacy Osaka University of Pharmaceutical sciences Takatsuki Japan
Esmaiel Jabbari University of South Carolina Columbia, SC USA Biography
Biography of Esmaiel Jabbari
Esmaiel Jabbari is Full Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and Director of Biomaterials, Protein Delivery, and Tissue Engineering at University of South Carolina. He completed his PhD at Purdue University and postdoctoral studies at Monsanto, Rice University, and Mayo Clinic. He is internationally known for his work on the synthesis of nanogels for spatiotemporally controlled delivery of proteins in regenerative medicine. He received the Berton Rahn Award from AO Foundation in 2012 and the Stephen Milam Award from OMSF in 2008. He was elected to the College of Fellows of AIMBE in 2013. He has published>230 scientific articles, presented >260 seminars, and mentored >130 scholars.
Dr. Kuladip Jana, M.Sc., M.S., Ph.D. is presently serving as a Senior Scientist in the Division of Molecular Medicine and Scientist In-charge of the Centre for Translational Animal Research, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India. Dr. Jana was trained as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Garrison Institute on Aging, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre, Texas, U.S.A. and in National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases, Kolkata and also served as a Visiting Scientist at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata after obtaining his M.S. and Ph.D. in Reproductive Medicine from an Indian University.
S.G. Kim Seoul National University Seoul South Korea Biography
Biography of S.G. Kim
Dr. Kim is a professor at College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the research, discovery and development of medications aimed to treat liver diseases. Previously, Dr. Kim holds Ph.D., in Department of Pharmacology, Northwestern University Medical School. Notably, Dr. Kim has authored more than 250 manuscripts, more than 20 patents. Dr. Kim is now a member of ASBMB and ASPET in U.S.A., and editorial board members of Journal of Molecular Signaling, Current Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery, Current Clinical Pharmacology, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology and World Journal of Gastroenterology.
I. Kissin Harvard Medical School Boston, MA United States Biography
Biography of I. Kissin
Dr. Igor Kissin is a professor at the Department of Anesthesia, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA. He completed his PhD in pharmacology from the Institute for Pharmacology and Chemotherapy, Moscow, USSR in 1959, after which joined the institute as a junior scientist and later continued to work as a senior scientist until 1965. He also worked as a professor of anesthesiology at School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham from 978-1993. He serves as an editorial board member for various reputed journals and has also won many academic and professional awards. His research interests include cardiovascular pharmacology, general anesthetic action, local anesthesia, opioid pharmacology, postoperative analgesia, treatment of chronic pain, pharmacology of vanilloid agonists, and assessment of medical research using specific publication-based indices and has made various publications in international reputed journals.
B.C.P. Koch Erasmus MC Rotterdam Netherlands Biography
Biography of B.C.P. Koch
Birgit C.P. Koch is an Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacology. She studied pharmacy at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Her master research was performed at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. In 2003, she became a Pharmacist. From October 2011, she is Hospital Pharmacist-Clinical Pharmacologist and Head of the Pharmacy Laboratory of Erasmus MC, focusing on Therapeutic Drug monitoring, Toxicology and Quality Control of pharmaceutical products. She supervises the education program for residents in Clinical Pharmacology. Her research focuses on alternative matrices, chronopharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs in special populations and toxicology during pregnancy.
G. Krishna Bristol Myers Squibb Summit, NJ USA Biography
Biography of G. Krishna
Dr Krishna’s work focuses on the Clinical Pharmacology (CP), and Quantitative CP (QCP) to create & optimize CP program strategies, efficient clinical trial with decision making end points (PK, PD, safety, efficacy, biomarker) for all phases of drug development to (a) identify covariates to optimize dose selection, (b) generate a robust ECD/CP profile of a compound & prescribing information, and (c) differentiate and maximize product value as a part of Life Cycle Management. Dr. Krishna has more than 140 manuscripts/abstracts/presentations/book chapter and is peer reviewers for and editorial board member of the Journals, and co-inventor on several patents.
F. Kugawa Hyogo University of Health Sciences Kobe Japan Biography
Biography of F. Kugawa
Dr. Kugawa is a Professor at Department of Biopharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Hyogo University of Health Sciences (HUHS), Kobe, Japan. He obtained Ph.D. degree in Microbial Ecology, at Osaka University, Osaka, Japan in 1988. Since then, he has been involved in the researc field of transcriptional regulation, apoptosis, transporter studies using human cultured cell systems at Nihon University, Chiba, Japan. During his career at Nihon University, he visited The University of Chicago in 1992-1993 as a research associate and also UCLA in 1996 as a visiting scholar. After moving to HUHS in 2008, he has been studying miRNAs as surrogate markers of inflammatory disease. Besides, he has been interested in bioinformatics to predict the prognosis of inflammatory diseases.
Dirk Kuypers University of Leuven Leuven Belgium Biography
Biography of Dirk Kuypers
Dirk Kuypers is Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Laboratory of Nephrology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is Head of the Department of Nephrology and Director of the Renal Transplantation Program at the University Hospitals Leuven.
His clinical and translational research is focused on (personalized) immunosuppressive therapy and renal allograft surveillance using protocol biopsies and (bio)markers of allograft status. Professor Kuypers has published more than 260 papers on nephrology, clinical pharmacology and transplantation (h-index 45) and has authored several book chapters.
V.L. Lanchote University of Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Brazil
C.C. Lang University of Dundee Dundee Scotland Biography
Biography of C.C. Lang
Professor Lang is a consultant cardiologist and clinical pharmacologist and Professor of Cardiology at University of Dundee. He graduated MbChB from the University of Dundee in 1985 and trained in both cardiology and clinical pharmacology in the UK and in the USA, where he was a Merck Fellow at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, and a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, New York. His patient-oriented research takes a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of the pathophysiology of heart failure and cardio-metabolic diseases. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has an h-index of 43.
V. Laurian University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu" Cluj-Napoca Romania
S. Leone S. Giuseppe Moscati Hospital Avellino Italy Biography
Biography of S. Leone
Sebastiano Leone, MD, is an infectious diseases specialist at “San Giuseppe Moscati” Hospital, Avellino, Italy. He previously served as IDS at “Riuniti” Hospital, Bergamo, Italy, and at “San Gerardo” Hospital, Monza, Italy. He also previously served as researcher and assistant professor at University of Salerno, Italy. Dr Leone’s clinical and research interests include epidemiology and outcomes of antimicrobial resistance, adequate and rational use of antimicrobials, management of severe community- and hospital-acquired infections, management of HIV and viral hepatitis and coinfected patients. He has served as a reviewer for several international infectious diseases scientific journals.
M. Li The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK 73104 USA Biography
Biography of M. Li
Dr. Min Li is Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Cell Biology, and holds the Virginia Kerley Cade Endowed Chair in Cancer Treatment. He is the Director of GI Cancer Research, Department of Medicine, and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery, at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is a leading expert on pancreatic cancer. His research mainly focuses on studying pancreatic cancer (PC) pathogenesis and developing new therapies. Dr. Li’s group has published more than 140 papers, and obtained both federal (3 active NIH R01 grants) and private foundation grants to support his research. He is also a member of many NIH study sections.
C. Maccallini D'Annunzio University of Chieti–Pescara Chieti Italy Biography
Biography of C. Maccallini
Cristina Maccallini received her Summa cum Laude degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology in 1998, and in 2002 she obtained her Ph.D. in Drug Sciences. She is assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at the Pharmacy Department of the "G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti. Her main research interests cover the development of new ligands of receptors and enzymes involved in the development of the metabolic syndrome, cancer and inflammation. She is author of 48 peer reviewed articles and 1 chapter in a book.
She is teacher of “Pharmaceutical Analysis II” at the Pharmacy Department of the "G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti.
S.M.T. Mansouri Columbia University New York, NY USA Biography
Biography of S.M.T. Mansouri
Dr. Mansouri graduated as Doctor of Pharmacy from Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS), Iran and as Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran. He is currently working as an assistant professor in AJUMS; so far he has published more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts in international scientific journals, trained 10 Ph.D. students and more than 15 undergraduates under his supervision. Dr. Raahim Ali is an active academic scientist with an overall research focus in behavioral neuroscience and neuropharmacology in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases, vascular dementia, animal models of pain, anxiety, tolerance & dependence to drugs, and also inflammation.
N. Manzoor Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi India Biography
Biography of N. Manzoor
Dr Nikhat Manzoor is Associate Professor of Medical Mycology at College of Applied Medical
Sciences, Taibah University, Al Madinah Al Munawarah, KSA since 2014. She is a faculty
member in Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India since 2006 teaching
Biophysics, Human Physiology and Toxicology and conducting research in Antimicrobial drug
discovery and development. She received her PhD from the same university in 1999 and
postdoctoral experience at School of Dentistry, University of Otago, New Zealand. She has
published more than 80 refereed papers, delivered invited talks, completed major research projects,
supervised PhDs and post-doctoral students.
Dr. Alberto Marra completed his study in Medicine from the “Federico II” School of Medicine in Naples (Italy) in 2008. Then, in 2009, he started his Internal Medicine training at the “Federico II” University Hospital of Naples. In 2014, Dr. Marra received the Internal Medicine Specialist degree, and in 2015, he came to the "Thoraxclinic at Heidelberg University Hospital" and started his Ph.D. on hormonal abnormalities in pulmonary hypertension and right ventricle failure. In 2017, Dr. Marra was elected Secretary of the European Young Internists (YIs) and in the same year was appointed as Chairman of the Internal Medicine Assessment of Gender differences in Europe (IMAGINE) of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM).
S. Maudsley University of Antwerp Antwerp Belgium Biography
Biography of S. Maudsley
Stuart graduated from the University of Leeds with First Class Honors in Pharmacology and was awarded the Pfizer Prize for undergraduate research. After gaining his Ph.D. in Receptor Pharmacology, he was then awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship Award to train with Professor Robert Lefkowitz at Duke University. Following this fellowship Stuart was recruited to be Principal Investigator of the Receptor Biology Section at the Medical Research Council (MRC) at the University of Edinburgh. Stuart then accepted the position of Head of the Receptor Pharmacology Unit at the National Institutes of Health.
O. Mehrpour Birjand University of Medical Sciences Birjand Iran Biography
Biography of O. Mehrpour
Omid Mehrpour (MD, FACMT) is a medical toxicologist. He is an associate professor at the University affiliated hospital in Birjand, Iran. He has been associated with teaching and research since 2009. He has international collaboration with Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver, USA. He has been associated with more than 50 sponsored research projects from different funding agencies. He also received many national and international awards for his research. He is a member of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences. His research is focused on medical toxicology especially in substance abuse and pharmaceutical poisoning and metal poisoning. His research produced about 150 articles in scientific journals and international congresses. He has been reviewed for more than 30 international journals.
R. Mehvar Texas Technical School of Pharmacy Amarillo, TX USA Biography
Biography of R. Mehvar
Dr. Mehvar holds PharmD and PhD degrees in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, respectively, and is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Chapman University School of Pharmacy in Irvine, California. He has been a faculty member in US Schools of Pharmacy since 1988, teaching courses and conducting research in the areas of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug metabolism, and drug delivery. Dr. Mehvar has received several awards for both his teaching and research accomplishments, including Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President’s Excellence in Research Award and Texas Tech University System Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award.
I. Mitroulis Democritus University of Thrace Komotini Greece Biography
Biography of I. Mitroulis
Ioannis Mitroulis is an assistant professor at the 1st Department of Internal Medicine at Democritus University, Greece and a group leader at National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) and Institute of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine at the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in Dresden, Germany. He studied medicine at Democritus University, Greece. He earned his Ph.D. at Democritus University, examining the role of neutrophils in autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases, focusing in the role of autophagy, IL-1β and neutrophil extracellular traps in disease pathogenesis. Subsequently, he studied as a post-doctoral scientist the mechanism linking inflammation, cell adhesion and hematopoietic stem cell.
D. Muntean Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara Romania Biography
Biography of D. Muntean
Dr. Muntean is an assistant professor of Microbiology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes" Timisoara, Romania. She received her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the University of Timisoara. She works in the Clinical Lab, Emergency Clinical County Hospital “Pius Branzeu” Timisoara. She has 14 years of experience in scholarly activities and research projects on antimicrobial resistance and hospital acquired infections, and more recently, working on the antimicrobial activity of essential oils or other plant extracts. Her research has been supported by three medical grants. Dr. Muntean has authored more than 60 research articles, reviews or book chapters.
M.R.A. Muscatello University of Messina Messina Italy Biography
Biography of M.R.A. Muscatello
Prof. Maria Rosaria Anna Muscatello is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical, Dental Sciences and Morpho-functional Imaging, University of Messina. Referent of the Day Hospital and Day Service of the Psychiatry Unit of the University Hospital "A.O.U. G. Martino" of Messina, Italy. Her main research interests are: psychopharmacology (augmentation of therapeutic strategies for treating patients with schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder resistant or partial responders to treatment), the emotion of anger as a trans-nosographical psychopathological dimension in psychiatric and medical diseases and in adolescence, psychosomatics, sexual behavior, and nutraceutical supplementation in psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Jagriti Narang, working as an assistant professor in Amity Institute of nanotechnology-Amity University, Noida, India. Her contributions in research are: 60 research papers with total impact of 160.0; Inventor, Patentee (7 Indian Patents) on biosensors and uses of nanotechnology in molecular techniques. Dr. Narang is working on the development of nano-enabled interfaces coupled with smart molecules for electrochemical sensing of various metabolites. She has developed a device for the detection of rape due to hypnotic drugs spiked in alcohol drinks to reduce the rape crime. She is recipient of various travel awards and was also awarded silver medal for extraordinary contribution during PhD. Grantee. She is committee Member of many international conferences. Member of MRSI, Society of biological chemistry, Material today etc. She attended many international conferences and presented papers.
J.F. Ndisang University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK Canada Biography
Biography of J.F. Ndisang
Dr. Joseph Fomusi Ndisang is an Associate Professor in the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Department of Physiology. He received postdoctoral training in Physiology at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine from 2000-2005. He obtained a PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology from the University of Florence, Italy, 2000. He obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florence, Italy in 1995. He has received several distinguished awards and distinctions including: (i) Fellow of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, (ii) Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) in 2011; (iii) Fellow of the International College of Angiology.
C. Pagano Università degli Studi di Perugia Perugia Italy Biography
Biography of C. Pagano
Dr. Cinzia Pagano obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2011 from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Perugia, Italy. Dr. Pagano is currently affiliated with University of Perugia (in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences). Her research expertise mainly lies in the subject areas/fields of Dissolution, Biopharmaceutics, Bioavailability, Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Formulation, Controlled Drug Delivery, Drug Formulation, and Drug Formulation Development. Dr. Pagano, as an author/co-author, has published over 30 articles in various journals, having over 590 total citations.
N. Papanas University Hospital of Alexandroupolis Alexandroupolis Greece Biography
Biography of N. Papanas
Dr. Nikolaos Papanas is Associate Professor in Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He has been specialized in diabetes and its complications in the Diabetes Center and the Diabetic Foot Clinic at King’s College Hospital, London, UK, as well as in the German Diabetes Center at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He has established an ongoing collaboration with the neuropathy study group of the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf. He has published more than 255 papers in peer-reviewed journals with more than 3200 citations. He serves in the editorial board of more than 60 international journals.
G. Papazisis Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Greece Biography
Biography of G. Papazisis
Georgios Papazisis MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacology. He is a practicing psychiatrist specialized in psychopharmacology. He currently serves as an External Expert and Clinical Assessor for the European Medicines Agency and for the Pharmacovigilance Department of the Greek National Organization for Medicines. Dr. Papazisis is the Treasurer of the Greek Society of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology and is member of the ‘Evidence Based Psychiatry’ section of the World Psychiatric Association. Dr Papazisis is an ad-hoc reviewer of several international journals and has published 33 Pub-Med papers, 55 indexed abstracts and 2 international book chapters.
A. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu" Faculty of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Department Cluj-Napoca Romania Biography
Biography of A. Popa
Adina Popa is an associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Pharmacy, where she has been a faculty member since 1994. She is head of the Clinical Pharmacy department. She completed her PhD from the same university in 2001. Her main area of interest and research is the optimization of the pharmacotherapy and the role of the pharmacist. She has published articles and books as author or co-author on the evaluation of patterns of drug use in various populations and health care settings, the development of instruments aiming for drug use optimization, and the assessment of clinical relevance of drug interactions. She has been involved in clinical studies planning including protocol, investigator brochure and informed consent development, case report form design, institutional ethical committee submission, and study monitoring.
S. Potharaju SRI International Menlo Park, CA USA
J. Pourahmad Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of J. Pourahmad
Dr. Jalal Pourahmad graduated as Doctor of Pharmacy in 1988 From Mashhad University, Iran and as PhD in Toxicology in 2001 from University of Toronto, Canada. He is currently working as a Full Professor in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. He has so far published three academic books, 2 book chapters and more than 118 scientific papers in English and Farsi.
K. Rehman University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan Biography
Biography of K. Rehman
Dr. Kanwal Rehman is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Institute of Pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. She obtained her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Dr. Kanwal’s individual research contribution internationally is quite noteworthy and acknowledged. The impact of her work is significant in the field of pharmaceutical sciences, as her papers are frequently being cited by other researchers. Similarly, her work published in prestigious journals (that are known to have high impact factor) reflects the worth of her research work. So far, she has published numerous articles with a cumulative impact factor of 130 in peer-reviewed journals.
A. Roohbakhsh Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad Iran Biography
Biography of A. Roohbakhsh
Prof. Roohbakhsh got his Pharm. D. and Ph. D. degrees from Mashhad and Tehran University of Medical Sciences, respectively. Currently, working as an associate professor of pharmacology in the school of pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Dr. Roohbakhsh has been working as a university lecturer since 2006. In addition, he is the assistant editor of Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Science, which is indexed in PubMed and ISI.
M.E. Sales University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina Biography
Biography of M.E. Sales
In 1982, she began her career in biology in the CAECE University in Buenos Aires and obtained bachelor´s degree in Molecular Biology in 1989. Finally, she obtained Ph.D. from the University of Buenos Aires at the Pharmacy and Biochemistry School with a specialization in Immunology (1992). In 1993, she obtained first position as a researcher in the National Research Council of Argentina and also working as assistant professor in the University of Buenos Aires.
R. Saletti University of Catania Catania Italy Biography
Biography of R. Saletti
Dr. Rosaria Saletti is a Senior Researcher of Organic Chemistry in University of Catania. She has participated in various national and international research programs. She has coordinated a research unit within the Research Project of National Interest and also participated for research projects in collaboration with public institutions and pharmaceutical industries overall. She is a member of the teaching staff of the PhD course in “Chemical Sciences” of the University of Catania. Dr. Rosaria Saletti is author of 70 scientific papers on international referred journals, and also of around 140 communications in scientific national and international meetings over the years.
D.K. Semwal Uttarakhand Ayurved University Uttarakhand India Biography
Biography of D.K. Semwal
Dr. Semwal obtained his PhD degree in Phytochemistry and Phytopharmacology from Garhwal University, India, and
currently working as a senior faculty member at Uttarakhand Ayurved University, Dehradun, India. Dr. Semwal has
rich experience in the field of traditional medicine, semi-synthesis of natural products, and Ayurveda. He worked in
different laboratories in India and abroad, and received research grants from various international funding agencies.
For the past many years, he is working in the area of diabetes mellitus and its related complications including animal
and clinical trials in this area.
P. Steiropoulos Democritus University of Thrace Alexandroupolis Greece Biography
Biography of P. Steiropoulos
Dr. Paschalis Steiropoulos obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2007) in Medicine from Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece. Dr. Steiropoulos is currently employed as Assistant Professor, in the Department of Pulmonology, at Democritus University of Thrace. His research interests mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Sleep Disorders and Sleep Medicine, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Diseases, Pulmonary Medicine, Spirometry, Bronchiectasis, Respiration Disorders, etc. Dr. Steiropoulos, as an author/co-author, has published more than 90 articles in various journals, having over 1,000 total citations.
S. Tabrez King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of S. Tabrez
Dr. Shams Tabrez received his Ph.D degree in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, India in the year 2010. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor at KFMRC. He has vast experience in the field of clinical pharmacology. He is also having strong research interest in the field of natural compounds based therapy which has fetched him good number of publications. He had published 112 articles in the journals of international repute till date and some more are in pipeline. He has been also credited to published a book and chapter with reputed international publishing agency at Germany (Total Citations: 1938; h-index: 25; i10-index: 60). He has successfully accomplished number of projects funded by different funding bodies based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
E. Teran San Francisco University of Quito Quito Ecuador Biography
Biography of E. Teran
Enrique Teran, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor at School of Medicine in the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. He received his MD from Central University of Ecuador and his PhD from University College London in the UK. Although he is a pharmacologist, he has been working for more than 20 years on different aspects related to the pathophysiology of preeclampsia, study of infectious diseases; he is the pioneer in the pharmacogenetic research in Ecuador. He has published more than 50 peer review papers and currently he is corresponding member both at the Ecuadorian Academy of Science and the Academy of Medicine.
A.K. Tiwari University of Toledo Toledo, OH USA
A. Ulugol Trakya University Edirne Turkey Biography
Biography of A. Ulugol
Dr. Ahmet Ulugol is a Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine of Trakya University in Edirne, Turkey. He has more than 30 years of experience in basic pharmacology studies. So far, Dr. Ulugol has published more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts in international scientific journals. His research interests include basic pain research, esp. neuropathic pain, cannabinoids and opioids. He is now a member of IASP and CCIC, honorary editor of Balkan Medical Journal, and editorial board members of Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences, SRL Drug Metabolism & Toxicology, EC Neurology, World Journal of Anesthesiologyand Remedy OA Journal - Pharmacology.
P. Usai-Satta Brotzu Hospital Cagliari Italy Biography
Biography of P. Usai-Satta
Paolo Usai-Satta (MD) is a gastroenterologist with an expertise in digestive
pathophysiology. He is a clinical physician at Gastroenterology Unit of Brotzu hospital in
Cagliari (Italy). His research is focused on Irritable bowel syndrome, alimentary
intolerances, celiac disease and digestive motility disorders. He is member of European
Society of NeuroGastroenterology and Motility and Italian Group of Digestive Motility. He
is also advisor board member of Italian Association of Hospital Gastroenterology (AIGO).
B. Vaidya Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy Amarillo, TX USA Biography
Biography of B. Vaidya
Dr. Bhuvaneshwar Vaidya, Senior Research Associate at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,
Amarillo TX- USA, has been working for more than ten years on drug discovery and novel drug delivery
systems for effective delivery of bio-actives for treatment of variety of disorders. His major research
areas include exploitation of novel carriers and bio-ligands for treatment of cardiovascular disorders
particularly stroke, thromboembolism and pulmonary arterial hypertension, and cancer. He is widely
visited researcher and presented several papers in international and national conferences. He has also
been awarded for Career Award for Young Teachers by All India Council for Technical Education, Govt. of
E.J. Van Hoogdalem PRA Health Sciences Raleigh, NC USA Biography
Biography of E.J. Van Hoogdalem
Ewoud-Jan van Hoogdalem, PharmD PhD, is Vice President Global Scientific Affairs in Early Development Services of PRA Health Sciences. He has more than 25 years of drug development experience with small biotech and large pharma companies including JNJ and Yamanouchi (now Astellas). He is board-certified clinical pharmacologist and licensed pharmacist with a PhD from Leiden University. He is member of various professional organizations, co-organizer of various scientific conferences, and is first author/co-author in over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals or book chapters.
R. Venkataramanan University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA
A. Venkatesan Pondicherry University Pondicherry India Biography
Biography of A. Venkatesan
Dr. V. Arul is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India. He did M.Sc. in Integrated Biology from School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Maduari in 1981. He obtained his PhD in Biology from Madurai Kamaraj University in 1989. Dr. Arul has numerous honors, awards and scientific publications to his credit.
T.N. Wise Johns Hopkins Univ. Sch. of Med. Falls Church, VA USA Biography
Biography of T.N. Wise
Thomas N. Wise, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins; Virginia Commonwealth University and George Washington University’s School of Medicine. He is currently Medical Director of Behavioral Health at the Inova Health Systems in Fairfax, Virginia. He has published over 325 peer reviewed articles and textbook chapters focusing primarily on the psychiatric issues in the medically ill. Dr. Wise has co-edited a recent book Psycho-Oncology. He has been president of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine; the American Psychosomatic Society; and the American Association of General Hospital Psychiatrists. He is the current Past-President of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians; the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Psychiatrists.
Eman R. Youness National Research Centre Cairo Egypt Biography
Biography of Eman R. Youness
Dr. Eman Refaat Youness, MD in Medical Biochemistry from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. Currently, she is a Professor in Medical Biochemistry Department at the National Research Centre, Egypt. She has published more than 150 articles, 15 books. She serves as a reviewer and an editorial board member for various journals. Dr. Youness is also a member of International Societies.
B. Yulug Alanya University Antalya Turkey Biography
Biography of B. Yulug
Dr. Burak Yulug is Professor of Neurology in Alanya University. He is a Stroke neurologist. After finishing his residency training in Turkey and Germany at many University Clinics, he has worked as a scientist in many Brain Research Centers in Germany and Switzerland. His main interest is Neuroregeneration and Neurodegeneration Research. Dr. Yulug has published more than 40 papers in SCI journals as the first author. He has also contributed to many international book chapters.
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A. A. Abd-Rabou National Research Center Giza Egypt Biography
Biography of A. A. Abd-Rabou
Dr. Ahmed A. Abd-Rabou is a researcher at the National Research Center (NRC) in Egypt. Dr. Abd-Rabou obtained his M.Sc. degree (2011) and Ph.D. degree (2015) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Cairo University, Egypt (approved by Rostock University in Germany and University of Hong Kong in China). Since 2008, his projects have been focused on “Cancer Biology, Signaling, Metabolism, and Targeted Nano-Delivery” as well as “HCV Response”, yielding over 20 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Abd-Rabou also won a competitive Post-Doctoral at INSERM, Dijon, France, under a project entitled, “Functionalization of Tumor Necrosis Factor-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand on Celecoxib-Loaded Nanoparticles to Overcome Cancer Multi-Drug Resistance”.
C. Bunt Lincoln University Christchurch Netherlands
A. Faustino Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies (ULHT) Lisbon Portugal Biography
Biography of A. Faustino
Ana Isabel Rocha Faustino, is a master in Veterinary Medicine from University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) and PhD in Veterinary Sciences from the same university (UTAD). Her main research interests are: the animal models of chemically-induced mammary cancer, tumoral angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis, and ultrasonography. She participated in an investigation project funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. The outcomes of her work were published in several formats, she is author/coauthor of 35 papers. She has served as a reviewer in several journals (reviewer of one hundred and three manuscripts collectively). She has a rich experience in university teaching, and alsosupervised graduate and post-graduate students overall.
S. Hassan University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UVPS) Brno Czech Republic Biography
Biography of S. Hassan
Sherif T.S. Hassan is a lecturer and researcher of Pharmacognosy at University of Veterinary
and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UVPS), Brno, Czech Republic. Dr. Hassan has obtained his
Ph.D. degree in Pharmacognosy from UVPS, Brno, Czech Republic. His main research
interests are focusing on pharmacology and toxicology, molecular pharmacology of natural
products, and infectious diseases. In addition to his role as a lecturer and researcher at UVPS,
Dr. Hassan is a member of editorial board of international journals such as Frontiers in
Pharmacology, Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Nutrition along with his role as a
Guest Editor of Viruses, Marine Drugs, and International Journal of Environmental Research
and Public Health. He is an active member of several international societies such as Czech
Pharmaceutical Society, the American Society of Pharmacognosy, Phytochemical Society of
Europe, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and
International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology.
M. Kujawska Poznan University of Medical Sciences Poznan Poland Biography
Biography of M. Kujawska
Małgorzata Kujawska graduated with an MSc. and Ph.D. with habilitation in pharmaceutical
sciences at Poznan University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kujawska completed workshops on
design thinking at Stanford University and the International Summer School on Technology
Transfer in Life Sciences (Technische Universität Dresden) and participated in an internship in
NASA Ames Research Center at Synthetic Biology Innovation Lab. She is in the Top 1% of
Reviewers for Pharmacology & Toxicology according to Publons (Clarivate). Her ongoing
research interest is the implication of the Brain-Gut Axis in neurodegeneration and
neuroprotection. Dr. Kujawska served as an expert in institutions financing R&D activities.
A.K. Kumar National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER- R) Lucknow India Biography
Biography of A.K. Kumar
Dr. Anoop Kumar is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology,
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Raebareli, Lucknow-India. Earlier,
he has worked as officiating Head and Associate Professor in Department of Pharmacology, Indo-Soviet
Friendship College of Pharmacy (ISFCP), Moga, Punjab. He has been selected as DST INSPIRE Fellow
(2012). He has also worked in Medical Affairs and Clinical Research Department of Sun Pharmaceutical
Limited, Gurugram and Translational Health Science Institute (THSTI), Faridabad, India. He has authored
more than 45 research and review articles and 05 book chapters in publishers of international repute
(Springer, Wiley, RSC, Elsevier, Bentham publishers etc.).
B.J. Lee Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital Busan South Korea Biography
Biography of B.J. Lee
Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Busan, South Korea. His main research interests are Psychopharmacology of patients with Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders, especially Maintaining treatment with Antipsychotics and Dopamine Neuromodulation of Antipsychotics in First-episode and Treatment- resistant Schizophrenia and nutritive supplements for Early Psychosis.
M. Mahdavi University of Tabriz Tabriz Iran Biography
Biography of M. Mahdavi
Dr. Majid Mahdavi, is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cancer Cell Biology at the University of Tabriz, Iran. He obtained his MSc and Ph.D from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Tehran, Iran during 2005 to 2011. His primary focus is of research lab investigating molecular mechanisms of tumor development and progression. Dr. Majid has applied different human cancer cell lines to comprehensively understand apoptotic signal transduction pathways in order to integrate this knowledge into strategies to effectively and specifically kill cancer cells for therapeuticalpurposes. Currently, he is working on the cytotoxicity, apoptosis inducing activity and molecular docking of the different derivatives and nanoparticles in human cancer cells.
H. Mahmoudvand Lorestan University of Medical Sciences Khorramabad Iran Biography
Biography of H. Mahmoudvand
Dr. Hossein Mahmoudvand is an assistant professor of medical parasitology in the Lorestan
University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran. He received his Ph.D and MSc in Medical
Parasitology and BSc in Medical Laboratory Sciences from the Kerman University of Medical
Sciences, Kerman, Iran. He has published more than 50 papers; whereas his main research interest
is application of herbal and synthetic drugs in the treatment of microbial diseases, epidemiology
of diseases, medical parasitology and parasites & host behavior.
T. L. Mukattash Jordan University of Science and Technology Irbid Jordan Biography
Biography of T. L. Mukattash
Professor Mukattash is a researcher in pharmaceutical care with specific interest in pediatrics, he is a professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy/ Jordan University of Science and Technology. Professor Mukattash holds a BSc in Pharmacy from the University of Jordan and a PhD in Clinical Pharmacy from Queen’s University Belfast. He has published extensively in pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, and pharmaceutical care and has more than 70 publications in international journals.
M.I. Nounou University of Saint Joseph Hartford, CT USA Biography
Biography of M.I. Nounou
Highly innovative and tenacious professional pharmaceutical formulator. More than 10 years of experience in drug formulations, pharmaceutical bioconjugation, chemical synthesis, polymeric and peptidomemetic structures design, anti-cancer drug evaluation and targeted drug delivery. Profound knowledge of physical chemistry and practical expertise in developing various formulations. Demonstrates expertise in pharmaceutical polymer chemistry, non-viral gene delivery, topical and vesicular drug delivery systems and in-vitro/ in-vivo formulations evaluation. Extensive experience in designing, characterizing and evaluating targeted drug and gene carrier systems. Known for versatility and effectiveness in stressful situations; demonstrates “big picture” vision and sensitivity to bottom-line in order to deliver high-quality projects and tasks. Responds quickly and properly to changing circumstances; assesses problems and formulates comprehensive decisions to achieve positive change. Highly motivated creative thinker with strong data interpretation and problem solving abilities. Effective oral and written communication skills
A.A. Parikesit Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences East Jakarta Indonesia Biography
Biography of A.A. Parikesit
Dr. Arli Aditya Parikesit is the head of the bioinformatics department at Indonesia International Institute for Life-Sciences (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 in immunoinformatics, in silico drug design, and in silico transcriptomics.
G. Roviello University of Florence Florence Italy Biography
Biography of G. Roviello
Giandomenico Roviello is research fellow of the University of Brescia, Section of pharmacology and
University Center DIFF-Drug Innovation Forward Future, department of Molecular and Translational
Medicine, Unit of molecular therapy and pharmacogenomic, ASST Cremona. His current research interests
are genitourinary oncology, and particularly prostate cancer, gastric cancers, breast cancer and targeted
anticancer therapies. Dr. Roviello has published 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He sits on the editorial
board and is a reviewer for several oncological journals. Dr. Roviello’s society memberships include: the
European Societies for Medical Oncology, the Italian Association for gastric research, Italian Association of
A. Salimi Ardabil University of Medical Sciences Ardabil Iran Biography
Biography of A. Salimi
Ahmad Salimi is an assistant professor of toxicology in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Ardabil University of Medical Sciences. He studied Toxicology in Ahvaz (Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences) and did his PhD in Tehran (Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences). His research focuses on the selective toxicity new drugs on cancer cell, the interface between chemical agents and immune system, mechanistic toxicology using isolated cells and mitochondria and also cell culture. A special interest is the use of mitochondria for therapy of various diseases. He has (co-)authored more than 56 papers and 6 book chapters.
E. Seydi Alborz University of Medical Sciences Karaj Iran Biography
Biography of E. Seydi
Dr. Enayatollah Seydi graduated as MS.c of Toxicology in 2011 From Ahvaz Jundishapur University, Iran and a Ph.D. in Toxicology in 2016 from the University of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran. He has so far published 2 book chapters and more than 42 scientific papers in English.
Mohamed Shams Dept. of Pharmacy Practice University of Mansoura Mansoura Egypt Biography
Biography of Mohamed Shams
Dr. Mohamed E.E. Shams is a professor and head of the Dept. of
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice in the Faculty of Pharmacy at
University of Mansoura in Egypt. He was working as a head of the Dept.
of Pharmacy Practice College of Health Sciences in Muscat, Oman between 2011-2019. Prof. Shams earned his
Ph.D. from Johannes Gutenburg University of Mainz in Germany. His pharmacy experience
includes practice in patient care, clinical pharmacogenetics, clinical
pharmacokinetics, therapeutic drug monitoring etc. He has many papers and projects either presented or published
in reputed journals. His research interest includes focusing on therapeutic drug
monitoring of psychoactive and antidepressant drugs; phenotyping and
genotyping of drug metabolism to guide pharmacotherapy in psychiatry;
detection of gene deletions, mutations or multiplications of metabolizing
enzymes; electronic prescribing; measuring the rate of therapeutic adherence to medications,
innovative medicines, technologies and approaches for improving
A. Sharma University of Florida Gainesville, FL USA Biography
Biography of A. Sharma
Abhisheak Sharma is a trained analytical scientist, pharmacokineticist, and pharmacist whose research focuses on the in vivo and in vitro preclinical pharmacokinetic studies of new chemical entities and natural products. He earned his Ph.D. in pharmacokinetics & metabolism from CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. Dr. Sharma did his post-doctoral research at the University of Mississippi (2015-2017) and University of Florida (2017-2019). Currently, he is working as a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Florida, Gainesville. His research interests include: pharmacokinetics, drug development, drug-drug interaction and pharmacokinetic modeling and simulation.
M. Spanakis Institute of Computer Science Heraklion Greece Biography
Biography of M. Spanakis
Dr. Marios Spanakis is a collaborative researcher with the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory (CBML) in the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas. He holds a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Research interests are related mainly with novel approaches of personalized and stratified medicine, pharmacokinetics and in silico pharmacology such as the assessment of physiologically based models for evaluation of PK/PD profiles of drugs. The expertise in pharmacology is further utilized in CBML regarding the development of innovative personalized eHealth services for achieving optimum disease management and therapy outcome. Till today, his research findings have been published in a series of peer-reviewed international journals and conferences and have gained attention from the scientific community with more than 300 citations.
M. Stojanović University of Belgrade Belgrade Serbia Biography
Biography of M. Stojanović
Dr. Marko Stojanović graduated and completed his Master’s and Ph.D. studies in medical science, at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Previously, his main fields of interest were related to the animal models of different cardiovascular pathology, and investigation of different substances that can be used for treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Currently, he is interested in clinical pharmacology (CP) work of ICU units and the CP related problems of geriatric population. Dr. Stojanović participated in two investigation projects of Serbian Ministry of Education and Science, and in one FP-7 project financed by EU.
P. Sun Dalian Medical University Dalian China Biography
Biography of P. Sun
Dr. Pengyuan Sun is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Dalian Medical University. He did M.M. in Pharmaceutics from the Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Yanbian University, Yanji, China in 2006. Later, he did PhD in Clinical Pharmacology from the Department of Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan. Dr. Sun research interest are Cardiovascular pharmacology and Transporter mediated drug-drug interaction and its molecular pharmacokinetics effects.
B.I. Tamba Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi Romania Biography
Biography of B.I. Tamba
Dr. Bogdan Ionel Tamba is Research Professor at the Center for Advanced Research and
Development in Experimental Medicine from “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and
Pharmacy from Iasi, Romania and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the same
university. He holds a Medical Doctor degree and a PhD degree in Pharmacology awarded by
“Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Iasi, Romania in 2004 and 2010
respectively. The main research areas in which he is conducting research are fundamental and
applicative research, pharmacological action, preclinical and pharmacological therapeutic
research, identification of integrative molecular and physiological pharmacological mechanisms
of medicinal substances, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics on drug substances,
investigations of therapeutic agents in the body (absorption, distribution, metabolism and
elimination) and interactions and effects on living tissues, in vitro and in vivo studies.
F. Trabelsi HEXO Corp HEXO Corp, QC Canada Biography
Biography of F. Trabelsi
With a PhD and post-doctoral training in Physiology-Pharmacology at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Montreal, Fethi has extensive experience in early clinical phase 1-2a drug development, including studies for PK/PD bioequivalence, Phase 1 SAD/MAD integrated design, Food effect, QTc, drug-drug interaction, Study in renal-impaired patients and Biosimilar development. He is an expert in Hybrid generic/505(b)(2) programs for EU and USA NDA submissions from initial Pre-IND meetings up until the NDA submission to the agency and also well versed in Biosimilar early clinical development
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A.E. Ahmed Gulf Medical University Ajman UAE Biography
Biography of A.E. Ahmed
Dr. Elnour has received his PhD in School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast, N. Ireland-United Kingdom during the period of 2000-2004. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 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 honored 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. Former Associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Program Lead at Fatima College of Health Sciences, Al Ain-UAE. Former adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Pharmacology Department at United Arab Emirates University-UAEU. 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.
S. Sau Wayne State University Detroit, MI USA
E.J. Van Hoogdalem PRA Health Sciences Raleigh, NC USA Biography
Biography of E.J. Van Hoogdalem
Ewoud-Jan van Hoogdalem, PharmD PhD, is Vice President Global Scientific Affairs in Early Development Services of PRA Health Sciences. He has more than 25 years of drug development experience with small biotech and large pharma companies including JNJ and Yamanouchi (now Astellas). He is board-certified clinical pharmacologist and licensed pharmacist with a PhD from Leiden University. He is member of various professional organizations, co-organizer of various scientific conferences, and is first author/co-author in over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals or book chapters