Vladimir P. Torchilin Department of Pharmaceutical Science Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine Northeastern University Boston, MA 02115 USA Biography
Biography of Vladimir P. Torchilin
Vladimir P. Torchilin, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, Boston. His interests include drug delivery and targeting, nanomedicine, multifunctional and stimuli-sensitive pharmaceutical nanocarriers, biomedical polymers, experimental cancer therapy. He has published more than 400 original papers, more than 150 reviews and book chapters, wrote and edited 12 books, and holds more than 40 patents. Google Scholar shows more than 44,000 citations of his papers with H-index of 96. He is Editor-in-Chief of Current Drug Discovery Technologies, Drug Delivery, and OpenNano, Co-Editor of Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and on the Editorial Boards of many other journals. He received more than $30 M from the governmental and industrial sources in research funding. He has multiple honors and awards and in 2011, Times Higher Education ranked him number 2 among top world scientists in pharmacology for the period of 2000-2010.
Grzegorz Bazylak Nicolaus Copernicus University Bydgoszcz Poland Biography
Biography of Grzegorz Bazylak
Prof. Bazylak received Ph.D. in Food Chemistry from the Technical University, Lodz, Poland and D.Sc. (habilitation) in Pharmacy from the Medical University, Gdansk, Poland. He served as post-doc in the Medical University of Lodz (Poland) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He is working from 2004 as the Associate Professor and Head of Pharmaco-Bromatology and Molecular Nutrition at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He has published more than 150 scientific publications, edited the 12 special topic issues of international scholary journals and is now engaged in the jury of the 20th edition of the Annual Pharmacy Professor’s Award in Poland.
Martin Braddock AstraZeneca Research and Development Leicestershire UK Biography
Biography of Martin Braddock
Martin Braddock is a professional scientist and project manager working in the field of drug discovery and development with 32 years experience of working in academic institutes Universities of Dundee and Oxford) and large corporate organisations. He holds a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Radiation Biology (both from the University of Salford) and is a former Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. His current role is Global Products Manager and Global Alliance Manager for Tralokinumab, an anti-IL-13 monoclonal antibody for the treatment of patients with severe asthma presently undergoing phase III clinical trials.
Detlev Boison RS Dow Neurobiology Laboratories Portland, OR USA Biography
Biography of Detlev Boison
Having a passion for translational research I seek to translate fundamental mechanisms of biochemistry and energy homeostasis into novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric conditions. A major research effort is the development of adenosine augmentation therapies for the treatment of epilepsy. I graduated at the University of Cologne, Germany, in 1994 with a PhD in Biochemistry. In 1995 I started my independent research career at the University and Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich where I received the venia legendi in Cellular Pharmacology in 2005 for my work on cell-based adenosine augmentation therapies for epilepsy. That same year I joined Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon, where I am currently Chair and Director of the Robert Stone Dow Neurobiology Laboratories and Director of Basic and Translational Research of the Legacy Research Institute. In addition, I hold faculty appointments at Oregon Health and Science University and at Washington State University.
Yiyun Cheng East China Normal University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Yiyun Cheng
Dr. Cheng obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Structural Biology from the University of Science and Technology of China. Currently Dr. Cheng is a Professor in the School of Life Sciences, East China Normal Universty. He has published more than 100 papers in journals such as Nature Materials, Nature Communications, J. Am. Chem. Soc. and Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Dr. Cheng is currently the Editorial Board Member of Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, and the guest editor of Topics in Current Chemistry. His research focused on drug and gene delivery systems.
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M. Ishido National Institute for Environmental Studies Tsukuba Japan Biography
Biography of M. Ishido
Evolution of molecular biology directs my research carrier to investigate the mechanism of homeostasis. Emission of chemicals to environment is global. The most important fact from health studies of environmental chemicals is that impacts on health might inherit to the next generation, through epigenetics. Epigenetics provides molecular mechanisms for the environment to directly alter phenotypic variation and its subsequent inheritance. Epigenetics should be considered as environmental pressure for the origins of genotypic variation and rapid evolutionary phenomenon as well as classical genomics, which would open the way to be explained. Epigenetic modification would increase the frequency of potentially inheritable mutations. Thus, to extend the research field that I have chosen so far will be fruitful from standing on the point of Evolutionary Developmental Biology, integrating Environmental Sciences and Life Sciences.
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A. Ahad King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of A. Ahad
Dr. Abdul Ahad is an Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Ahad did his Master and Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Department of Pharmaceutics, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. He has published various high quality research and review articles in several peer-reviewed journals of international repute. He is on Editorial Board of several Pharmaceutical journals and reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals. His current interest lies in Nanotechnology products for dermal/transdermal drug delivery and lipid based formulations.
J. Ahmed Najran University Najran Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of J. Ahmed
Javed Ahmad, Ph.D., is an Assistant professor at Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Najran University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). He received his Doctorate degree in pharmaceutical sciences from School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi (India). He is a recipient of several awards, including International Travel Award/Grant and CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship from Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. He has published various high quality research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals of international repute. He is reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His current research interest lies in nanotechnology-mediated drug delivery and development of lipid-based nanomedicine.
A.M. Aronov Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc Cambridge, MA USA Biography
Biography of A.M. Aronov
Alex Aronov received his PhD in bioorganic chemistry from the University of Washington in 1998. He completed his postdoctoral training at UCSF, working on structure-based design and synthesis of novel anti-parasitics, and holds an MBA from MIT Sloan. He started his industrial career in molecular modeling at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, MA. From 2007 to 2012, he led a cross-functional team to deliver a novel immuno-oncology therapy BVD-723. He is currently Director and Head, Early Discovery Modeling & Informatics at Vertex, with responsibility for global Modeling & Informatics support of Vertex’s early discovery efforts. He is an author of 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and is an inventor on over 40 international patent applications
Igor Baskin Lomonosov Moscow State University Moscow Russia Biography
Biography of Igor Baskin
Igor Baskin received his PhD (kandidat nauk) in organic chemistry (1990) and habilitation (doctor nauk) in mathematical chemistry (2010) from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. After holding several positions at the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics and Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, he joined in 2001 Lomonosov Moscow State University, where since 2005 he holds the position of a Leading Scientist. He is regularly engaged as Visiting Scientist and Invited Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France. He is a co-author of 4 textbooks and more than 160 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to chemoinformatics, artificial neural networks, medicinal chemistry, as well as molecular modeling of biological receptors and supramolecular systems. Igor Baskin is a member of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry since 2009. His current work focuses on the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in chemoinformatics, drug discovery and materials science.
J. Behravan Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad Iran Biography
Biography of J. Behravan
I have received a Pharm.D. degree from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS) and a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield UK. My current position is Professor and head of Biotechnology Research Center at MUMS. I am a member of Editorial board of a number of international journals and I have more than 120 International paper publications.
M. Bonesi University of Calabria Rende Italy Biography
Biography of M. Bonesi
Marco Bonesi graduated cum laude in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Calabria (Italy). He received his Ph.D. (2002-2006) “Biochimica e Patologia dell’Azione dei Farmaci” (IV Ciclo – Nuova serie) in co-tutorship with the University René Descartes, Paris (France). Research interests include the development of analytical strategies for extraction, isolation, structural characterization and the in vitro evaluation of biological activities of phytochemicals from medicinal plants and plant foods. Investigations are focused on the determination of anti-proliferative activity against human tumour cell lines, hypoglycaemic, antioxidant, antihypertensive, and neuroprotective properties.
C.R. Bramham University of Bergen Bergen Norway Biography
Biography of C.R. Bramham
Dr. Bramham is head of the Neuroscience Research Group and partner in KG Jebsen Centre for Neuropsychiatric Disorders at the University of Bergen, Norway. Research in Dr. Bramham’s lab aims to elucidate the cell biological and molecular mechanisms that control synaptic plasticity in the brain, and the dysregulation of these mechanisms in cognitive disorders. Dr. Bramham has published more than 100 research papers and book chapters.
V. Calderone University of Florence Florence Italy Biography
Biography of V. Calderone
Vito Calderone is assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Florence. He has been involved since his PhD in structural biology; in particular his main expertise is the structural determination of proteins of biological interest through x-ray crystallography. His main research topics include structural determination of mytochondrial proteins and metalloproteins (mainly involved in electron transfer processes and in metal trafficking in the cell), application of X-ray crystallography in structure-based drug design and structural studies of metal-mediated protein–protein complexes.
T. Caulfield Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Jacksonville, FL USA Biography
Biography of T. Caulfield
Dr. Caulfield is a trained chemist from Georgia Tech, whom has a faculty position at the Mayo Clinic working in the field of drug screening and drug design. Dr. Caulfield has past training at UCSD, Roche and TPIMS in nanotechnologies, drug development and advanced chemistry design techniques for screening drug candidates with novel targets. At Mayo Clinic, Dr. Caulfield functions to accelerate drug discovery efforts across a swath of disciplines.
R. Cortesi Ferrara University Ferrara Italy Biography
Biography of R. Cortesi
Dr. Rita Cortesi obtained her doctorate (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Ferrara, Italy. She attended a HMC Post-doc fellowship at Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Nottingham University (U.K.).
Currently Dr. Cortesi is an Associate Professor at the Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology of Ferrara University. She has published more than 120 scientific publications considering papers on international journal, book’s chapters and patents. Dr. Cortesi currently belongs to the Editorial Board of this journal (Current Drug Discovery Technologies, CDDT), published by Bentham Science Publishers.
J.-V. De Julian Ortiz Polytechnic University of Valencia Valencia Spain
M.C. De Rosa Institute of Chemistry of Molecular Recognition Rome Italy Biography
Biography of M.C. De Rosa
Dr. Maria Cristina De Rosa graduated in Chemistry at the University Sapienza of Rome, Italy and, for three years, she was a CNR fellow.She was visiting researcher at the Department of Biotechnology, chemistry and pharmacy of the University of Siena, Italy and visiting researcher at the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford-UK.Since 1997 she is CNR Researcher at the Institute of Chemistry of Molecular Recognition (ICRM) SS ofRome, where she leads the molecular modelling team.Her scientific activity focuses on structural characterization of target proteins and rational drug design using in silico methods.
M.M. De Villiers University of Wisconsin Madison, WI USA Biography
Biography of M.M. De Villiers
Melgardt de Villiers is Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Pharmacy - University of Wisconsin. His research focuses on developing innovative nano and micro particulate drug delivery systems. He is the author of 150 peer reviewed publications and book chapters and has presented his research at meetings more than 200 times. He has supervised 17 PhD and 21 MS students. In 2005 he was the Outstanding Professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and in 2012 he was elected as a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).
A. Degterev Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, MA USA Biography
Biography of A. Degterev
Dr. Degterev is an Associate Professor at the Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology at Tufts University. His work focuses on the analysis of the mechanisms and development of the small molecule modulators of cell death processes that contribute to human pathologies. Dr. Degterev pursues multidisciplinary studies combining cell and chemical biology, and animal pharmacology. Dr. Alexei Degterev earned M.S. in Chemistry from Moscow State University, Russia and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine, MA. Upon graduation, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Junying Yuan in the Department of Biology of Harvard Medical School as a post-doctoral fellow and, subsequently, as Instructor in Cell Biology. Since November 2005, Dr. Degterev is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Tufts University. Dr. Degterev is a recipient of the Mentored Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s Research Pilot Award from the American Health Assistance Foundation and Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research from the Massachusetts Medical Foundation. Dr. Degterev is the author of multiple patents and more than 60 scientific publications.
X. Deng Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA USA Biography
Biography of X. Deng
Dr. Deng is a faculty member engaged in cancer research and has held the appointment of associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Deng completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Major research interests are to develop novel small molecule anti-cancer agents and new therapeutic strategies for cancer therapy by targeting apoptosis and DNA repair signaling pathways. He has published more than 87 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 3 issued U.S patents.
G. Di Fabio University of Napoli Napoli Italy Biography
Biography of G. Di Fabio
Dr. Giovanni Di Fabio graduated in Chemistry at the University of Napoli, FEDERICO II. In 1998, he received the PhD under the supervision of Prof. Lorenzo De Napoli, working on nucleic acids chemistry. His work includes organic synthesis and characterization of natural and modified ODNs; Solid Phase Synthesis and biophysical characterization of modified ODNs forming G-quadruplex endowed with anti-HIV activity; Synthesis of novel modified metabolites (nucleosides/tides, flavonoids/lignans) with pharmacological activity (antiviral, anticancer, neuroprotective agents). Recently he worked on the quali- and quantitative analysis of metabolites in nutraceuticals and functional foods.
H.A. Dondas Mersin University Mersin Turkey Biography
Biography of H.A. Dondas
Prof Dondas received his Ph.D. degree in 1997 from University of Leeds, UK under the supervision of Professor Ronald Grigg and received Best Ph.D. Thesis award. In 1997 he was appointed Assistant Professor and become Associate Professor in 2001 at Mersin University. Since March 2007, he has been promoted to full Professor at Mersin University Faculty of Pharmacy. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2000–2001) at University of Leeds (UK) with Professor Ronald Grigg and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2004) at University of Ghent, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering Ghent-Belgium with Professor Norbert De Kimpe. He has also worked as Visiting Researcher in 1998, Visiting Scholar in 2003 and 2005 at the University of Leeds.He was invited Visiting Research Scientist at the University of Leeds in 2008, 2015, 2017 and 2017 and asVisiting Research Scientist at University of Alicante-Spain (2018).
I. Doytchinova Medical University of Sofia Sofia Bulgaria
A.K. Ferreira University of Sao Paulo São Paulo Brazil Biography
Biography of A.K. Ferreira
Adilson Kleber Ferreira is presently the principal investigator at Biomedical Science Institute of Department of Immunology. He accomplished his Ph.D. research in the area of developments of new anticancer drugs at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Ferreira also did your Ph.D. in Oncology at Frank`s Laboratory at the University of Groningen Netherlands, studying the molecular effects of new drugs candidate against non-small cell lung cancer. He also completed his training with a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in the University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands - Research Institute for Drug Exploration of Department of Oncology. He also did postdoctoral research at Department of Immunology, and it was aimed at development and validation of new anticancer compound to lung cancer treatment.
A.R. Figueiras University of Coimbra Coimbra Portugal Biography
Biography of A.R. Figueiras
Professor Ana Rita Figueiras has obtained her Ph.D degree from the University of Coimbra, and is Researcher and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy in this institution. Actually, Ana Figueiras is scientific member of REQUIMTE/LAQV. Her research areas are polymeric micelles, cyclodextrins and mucoadhesive polymers in drug delivery. During her Ph.D. thesis she acquired experience in drug permeability, cellular viability and cytotoxicity studies, mucoadhesive biomaterials, therapeutic applications of cyclodextrins and computational studies in drug design. Now, her objective is to combine know-how development during her Ph.D thesis and new strategies for successful drug delivery.
A. Fura Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D Princeton, NJ USA
G.-B. Ge Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shanghai China Biography
Biography of G.-B. Ge
Dr. Ge received his Ph.D degree in 2009 from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Following eight-year working at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Dr. Ge joined in Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a full professor and vice dean of Institute of Interdisciplinary Medicine in 2017. His current studies are focused on the development of new techniques or bioanalytical methods for drugs and drug targets, as well as the applications of these techniques in drug discovery. Now he is the author/coauthor of more than 130 publications in scientific journals, with the H-index of 23.
D. Giuffrida University of Messina Messina Italy Biography
Biography of D. Giuffrida
Daniele Giuffrida obtained his Ph D at the University of Shefffield (England) in 1994. He is currently an Associate Professor of Food Chemistry, at the University of Messina, Italy.
He currently teaches the course of "Natural Product Chemistry and Nutraceutical" in the degree course in Food Sciences, at Messina University. He is the author of more then 200 publications and three book chapters.
C.P. Hart Threshold Pharmaceuticals Redwood City, CA USA Biography
Biography of C.P. Hart
Charles Hart joined Threshold Pharmaceuticals in 2004 and is currently Senior Vice President for Discovery Research. He is responsible for both in vitro and in vivo preclinical translational studies. Prior to joining Threshold he held positions at Galileo Pharmaceuticals, Signature Bioscience, and the Affymax Research Institute. Charles received his A.B. in cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977, an M.S. in developmental biology from Stanford University in 1980, a Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics from Yale University in 1987, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Strasbourg, France.
A.G. Horti Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD USA Biography
Biography of A.G. Horti
Andrew G. Horti an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has over 25 years of experience in medicinal radiochemistry. He holds a PhD in organic synthesis and physical chemistry from Leningrad Institute of Technology. Notably, Dr. Horti has authored more than 100 manuscripts, patents, and book chapters. His current research projects focus on the discovery of short-lived radiotracers, in particular, radioligands for PET imaging of cerebral receptors and enzymes.
G. Ioele University of Calabria Rende Italy Biography
Biography of G. Ioele
Giuseppina Ioele is Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, at the University of Calabria. The research activity is focused in the field of the analytical pharmaceutical chemistry, particularly in the design of photo-stabilizing pharmaceutical systems applied on photosensitive drugs and in the development of advanced methods for the analysis of multicomponent pharmaceutical systems and for the quality assurance of drugs. The design of photostabilizing pharmaceutical systems is applied on antihypertensives of the 1,4-dihydropyridinic series and on anti-inflammatory drugs as diclofenac, to improve the stability of liquid and semisolid formulations, respectively.
S. Jana Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Madhya Pradesh India Biography
Biography of S. Jana
Dr. Snehasis Jana has more than 15 years of new drug discovery and development research experience in various Indian pharmaceutical industries. He holds a basic degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, a PhD in Molecular mechanisms of Drug Resistance Mechanisms (Molecular Pharmacology & Biotechnology) from Dept. of Biochemical Engg. & Biotechnology, IIT-Delhi, India and has extensive drug discovery & developmental research experience in various therapeutic targets at Ranbaxy, BMS-Biocon Research Center, Sai Life Science & Laila Nutraceuticals. He is an expert for establishing strategic directions for preclinical/clinical nutra/pharmaceuticals discovery research focused on Anticancer, Chemopreventive agents, Probiotics/prebiotics, hepatoprotective, anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, arthritis, Cardiovascular, anti-aging, obesity, diabetes, Cognition & Memory, and Overall health etc. Dr. Jana's publication record exceeds 45 research articles and reviews.
J.W. Janetka Washington University School of Medicine Saint Louis, MO USA
J. Kardos Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest Hungary Biography
Biography of J. Kardos
Julianna Kardos Ph.D. (1973), D.Sc. (1991) studied chemistry at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary in 1964-1969. She was associate professor in pharmacology (1986-1987: Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA), research specialist in biochemistry (1988, 1989: University of Missouri-Columbia, St.Louis, MO, USA) and research specialist in pharmacy (1993, 1995: Royal Danish School of Pharmacy), head of department (1995-2011: Chemical Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HAS) and director of the Institute of Molecular Pharmacology (2012-2013). She is currently professor emeritus at the Research Centre for Natural Sciences, HAS, Budapest. She is the recipient of the Award of HAS, Budapest, Hungary (2006).
T. Kenakin University of North Carolina School of Medicine Chapel Hill, NC USA Biography
Biography of T. Kenakin
Beginning his career as a synthetic chemist, Terry Kenakin received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada. After a post-doctoral Fellowship at University College London, U.K., he joined Burroughs-Wellcome as an associate Scientist. From there he continued working in drug discovery at Glaxo Inc.,GlaxoWellcome and finally GlaxoSmithKline. Leaving his position as a Director at GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development laboratories at Research Triangle Park, N.C. USA, Dr. Kenakin is now a professor in the Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill. Currently he is engaged in studies aimed at the optimal design of drug activity assays systems, the discovery and testing of allosteric molecules for therapeutic application and the quantitative modeling of drug effects. In addition, he is Director of the Pharmacology curriculum at the UNC School of Medicine. He is a member of numerous editorial boards as well as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Receptors and Signal Transduction and Co-editor in Chief of Current Opinion in Pharmacology. He has authored numerous articles and has written 10 books on Pharmacology.
P. Kesharwani Central Drug Research Institute Lucknow India Biography
Biography of P. Kesharwani
Prashant Kesharwani is currently working as a Ramanujan Fellow (Scientist-D)at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, India. He received his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the Dr H.S. Gour University (Sagar, India) within the group of N.K. Jain. He is a recipient of several internationally acclaimed awards, including a Ramanujan Fellowship, DST, India (2017), Excellence Research Award (2014), Young Innovator Award (Gold medal; 2012), International Travel Award/Grant from DST (New Delhi), and INSA (CCSTDS, Chennai) (2012). He received a ICMR Senior Research Fellowship (for his PhD) and an AICTE Junior Research Fellowship (for his M. Pharm.).
M. Khan Al-Qassim University Buraydah Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of M. Khan
Dr. Masood Alam Khan is an Assistant Professor in the College of Applied Medical Sciences at Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia. He got his Ph.D. degree in 2004 in the field of Biotechnology from Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit, Aligarh Muslim University, India. He got his postdoctoral training (June 2004 to December 2009) in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA. During postdoctoral training, he studied the immune evasion mechanisms adopted by viruses and tumors. His research interests include NKT cells and innate immunity, antigen presentation, Viral and Cancer Immunology, Vaccine and Drug delivery. Currently he is running the research projects of about 4 million Saudi Riyals in the field of Nanotechnology funded by National Sceince Technology Innavation Program (NSTIP) of Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Saudi Arabia, KSA.
G. Kruger University of KwaZulu-Natal Westville South Africa Biography
Biography of G. Kruger
Gert (H. G.) Kruger graduated from Potchefstroom University, South Africa, in 1996 under the supervision of Frans (F. J. C.) Martins and Attie (A. M.) Viljoen. His Ph.D. lineage is traced back to Rudolf Criegee (Wutzburg) via Johan Dekker (Karlsruhe). The Dekkers introduced cage chemistry to South Africa, and Kruger actively pursues the design, computational chemistry, synthesis, and biotesting of new drugs in the Catalysis and Peptide Research Unit at UKZN.
D.D. Leonidas University of Thessaly Larissa Greece Biography
Biography of D.D. Leonidas
Demetres D. Leonidas is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Greece. He serves at the Director of the Laboratory of Structural and Functional Biochemistry and Director of the M.Sc. “Bioentrepreneurship”. He has supervised 8 Ph.D. Theses (four completed and four ongoing) 24 MSc. Theses (four ongoing) and 38 Final Year project students (six ongoing). His major research interests concentrate on (i) human Angiogenin and other members of the RNase A superfamily to elucidate their biological mechanism of action with the scope to develop bioactive compounds as potential drugs to control tumor angiogenesis etc.
S.A. Lipton University of California La Jolla, CA USA
E. Lolis Yale University New Haven, CT USA
L.C. Mattheakis Protagonist Therapeutics Inc. Newark, CA USA Biography
Biography of L.C. Mattheakis
Dr. Mattheakis is currently Vice President of Biology at Protagonist Therapeutics. His nearly 25 years of experience in biotech R&D includes developing novel technologies for drug screening and leading preclinical programs in oncology and immune disorders. He is the author of numerous publications and inventor on key patents. Dr. Mattheakis received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and trained as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of Faculty of 1000 in Chemical Biology, and serves as an editor for the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (SLAS Discovery).
N. Maulik University of Connecticut School of Medicine Farmington, CT USA
Lorenz is working as Vice President, Reagents & Assay Development with global responsibility for generation of biological reagents and assay development activities at AstraZeneca. This includes generation of proteins and cell lines for hit finding, hit-to-lead and lead optimisation activities including structure & biophysics activities across all therapeutic research areas, the generation of tool antibodies, transgenic animals, stem cells and primary cells as tools for target validation studies and lead optimisation programmes. His department in the UK and Sweden is responsible for assay development activities for biochemical, cell-based and phenotypic assays for all therapeutic areas at AstraZeneca. Current research interests of the RAD Department are in the areas of precise-genome editing (PGE), transcriptomics, secretomics, high-content biology, novel antibody scaffolds and affinity reagents, next-generation sequencing (NGS) and the use of these technologies in complex 3D cellular models/organoids for target validation and lead optimisation.
M. Mori Italian Institute of Technology Siena Italy Biography
Biography of M. Mori
Dr. Mattia Mori obtained his degree in Medicinal Chemistry and his PhD in Structural Biology from the University of Florence, Italy. Currently he is Researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology, Center for Life Nano Science in Rome, Italy. The research activity of Dr. Mori focuses on medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, with a particular dedication to the use of computer simulations to discover and develop bioactive small molecules, or to study the conformational behavior of target proteins. Dr. Mori is co-author of more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 3 patents.
J.P. O'Bryan Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC USA Biography
Biography of J.P. O'Bryan
Dr. O’Bryan is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He obtained his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel. He has more than 25 years experience in the area of signaling transduction, adaptor proteins, and kinase signaling and has published more than 50 manuscripts and reviews in these areas. In addition to maintaining an active research group, Dr. O’Bryan serves as Co-Director of the Graduate Education in Medical Science (GEMS) Program at UIC, which is responsible for the education and training of PhD candidates in the College of Medicine at UIC. Dr. O’Bryan also holds a joint appointment as a Research Biologist at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL.
H. Onishi Hoshi University Tokyo Japan
A.N. Orekhov Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Moscow Russian Federation Biography
Biography of A.N. Orekhov
Orekhov, Alexander Nikolaevich in an biochemist, researcher, was born in Putivl, USSR, June 30, 1949.
His Academic Career starts as a Junior researcher at Moscow University, 1972-1977, then he became Leading Researcher and joined Cardiology Research Center in Moscow in 1977-1998. Currently he is Director of Institute for Atherosclerosis Research in Moscow since 1992, Head of laboratory, Institute of General Pathology and Pathophysiology, Moscow, 2003-present.
R.T. Peterson Massachusetts General Hospital Charlestown, MA USA
G. Poda Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Toronto, ON Canada Biography
Biography of G. Poda
Dr. Gennady Poda is Principal Research Scientist and Manager, Computational Chemistry and Chemoinformatics at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and Assistant Professor (status only) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Canada. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Molecular and Chemical Physics at the renowned Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and a PhD in Bioorganic Chemistry from the Institute for Bioorganic and Petrochemistry, National Academy of Sciences in Kyiv, Ukraine. During his prominent work at Pharmacia & Upjohn, Pfizer and now OICR he demonstrated excellence in computer-aided drug design covering all aspects of modern computational drug discovery: structure-, ligand- and fragment-based drug discovery, chemoinformatics, medicinal chemistry, data mining and analysis, physical and ADMET property prediction, methods development and programming. He is a co-author of 57 publications, 3 book chapters and 7 patents.
D.D. Root University of North Texas Denton, TX USA Biography
Biography of D.D. Root
Dr. Root earned a PhD from the Molecular Biology Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Root currently designs and synthesizes small molecule modulators of muscle force generation based on structural and functional studies of protein interactions using spectroscopic and single molecule assays, several of which were developed in his laboratory. In addition, Dr. Root has directed courses in Biochemistry at the University of North Texas for 20 years.
R. Roy Universite du Quebec a Montreal Montreal, QC USA
M. Ruvo Istituto di Biostrutture e Bioimmagini Napoli Italy Biography
Biography of M. Ruvo
Dr. Ruvo graduated in Chemistry at the University of Naples in 1991. He spent the first 10 years of his career as industrial researcher (Tecnogen, Italy), working as head of the protein and peptide laboratory and contributing at the development of several bioactive peptides. In 2002, he joined the Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging of the National Research Council (IBB-CNR) in Naples, working as senior scientist and leading several projects focused on the development of new bioactive peptides and monoclonal antibodies against targets with a role in cancers development. Among the others, he has developed peptides modulating the activity of PlGF, Cripto, and Gadd45β and mAbs against Nodal, the E2 protein of HCV and Cripto. He is also the scientific founder of Kesios Therapeutics Ltd (London). He is author of about 100 papers and inventor of >10 patents.
D.K. Sarker University of Brighton Brighton UK Biography
Biography of D.K. Sarker
Dipak Sarker is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics. He graduated with a PhD in physics in 1995, and is a nanotechnologist and material scientist working in the fields of industrial product science and medical devices and drug delivery. He has a number of doctoral students and postdoctoral scientists in his interfacial nanoscience group and links with other institutions and industrial organisations.
C. Saturnino University of Basilicata Potenza Italy Biography
Biography of C. Saturnino
She graduated in Pharmacy and Hospitality Medicine Specialization both at the University of Naples in 1980 and 1982. In 1989 he obtained the DEA in Pharmacologie et Pharmacochimie at Louis Pasteur I University in Strasbourg . In 1990 he obtained his doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Naples. From 1991 to 1993 he worked at the UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques of the University of Caen. From 1993 to 2000 he was a University Researcher of the University of Salerno. From 2001 to 2016 he was Associate Professor of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Salerno.
A. Semalty H.N.B. Garhwal University, (A Central University) Srinagar India Biography
Biography of A. Semalty
M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutics), MBA (Operations Management); Ph. D., PDF Meijo University, Japan; Academic and research experience of 15 Yrs with 1 yr Industrial Experience; Completed 8 research projects funded by various agencies; Published 73 papers, 6 books, 2 patents, presented papers in more than 100 conferences; Highly cited researcher of the field (h index 22), Awarded with the prestigious national Research Award by UGC, New Delhi; Developed two SWAYAM massive open online courses (MOOCs) on Academic Writing and Industrial Pharmacy for open learning; Creating awareness for open education resources for academics through delivering expert lectures, developing cyclodextrin nanoparticles and SANS.
P.J. Sinko Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ USA
A.S. Sobolev Moscow State University Moscow Russia Biography
Biography of A.S. Sobolev
Alexander S. Sobolev, PhD (1972), D.Sc. (Biol.) (1983). Full Professor of Biophysics of Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology, Head of Department of Molecular Genetics of Intracellular Transport of the Institute of Gene Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation (2007); Distinguished Professor of the Moscow State University (2008). Active Member: American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy and some other scientific societies. His main scientific interests are in the field of subcellular targeted delivery of anti-cancer agents (e.g. radionuclides emitting short-range particles, photosensitizers), bioactive substances and genetic material.
D.R. Taft Long Island University Brooklyn, NY USA Biography
Biography of D.R. Taft
Dr. Taft is a Professor of Pharmaceutics and former Dean of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of Long Island University. He received his B.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island (1987) and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut (1993). Following completion of a one-year fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, Dr. Taft joined the faculty at Long Island University. His primary area of interest is pharmacokinetics, and his research involves a combination of in vitro, in vivo and in silico techniques.
I.V. Tetko Institute of Structural Biology Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen (GmbH) and BIGCHEM GmbH Neuherberg Germany Biography
Biography of I.V. Tetko
Dr. Igor V. Tetko obtained his MSc degree (with honor) from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (USSR), PhD from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and Habilitation in Chemoinformatics from the University of Strasbourg. He is Chemoinformatics group leader at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany where he coordinates Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Big Data in Chemistry”. Dr. Tetko is also CEO of BIGCHEM GmbH, which develops and licenses software technologies for big data analysis in chemistry and life sciences. Dr. Tetko is on the list of The Most Cited Researchers in Computer Sci. & Eng.
A.A. Toropov IRCCS-Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri Milano Italy Biography
Biography of A.A. Toropov
Andrey A. Toropov (PhD) has been working in Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Milano, Italy with Dr. Benfenati’s research group. The optimal (flexible) descriptors are his main scientific interest. He is developer of recent version of the optimal descriptors named as collectors of eclectic data for a QSPR/QSAR predictions. This paradigm is especially appropriate for the cases of complex molecular systems such as nanomaterials and proteins. He had done contribution for the development of the CORAL freeware (http://www.insilico.eu/coral). He had published of about 220 papers in international journals on the QSPR/QSAR analysis: physicochemical properties, toxicity, cancirogenicity, anticancer agents, anti-HIV-1 agents, QSPR/QSAR analysis for nanomaterials. He was participant of the following EC projects: DEMETRA, CHEMPREDICT, PROSIL, ORCHESTRA, ANTARES, OSIRIS, NanoBRIDGES, PreNanoTox, NanoPUZZLES etc. He is participant in work of Editorial Boards of scientific journals (as a reviewer). He has been visiting scientist in Jackson State University (USA, Mississippi), in 2006-2007.
F. Torrens University of Valencia Valencia Spain Biography
Biography of F. Torrens
Dr. Torrens obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Physical Chemistry from the Universitat de València, Spain. Currently Dr. Torrens is Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in the Universitat de València. His scientific accomplishments include the first implementation in a computer at the Universitat de València of a program for the elucidation of crystallographic structures and the construction of the first computational-chemistry program adapted to a vector-facility supercomputer in a Spanish university. He has published 2 books, 370 articles and 1672 presentations. He has been Advisor of 4 Ph.D. and 1 M.Sc.
M. Tutone University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of M. Tutone
Marco Tutone got a degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Technologies with summa cum laudae in 2001 In 2006 He got a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science with the dissertation “Chemometrics methods in the study of HIV-1 inhibitors: multivariate statistical techniques and molecular docking”. Since 2008 to date he is researcher at Università di Palermo The scientific activity of Marco Tutone was oriented to studies and applications of molecular modelling in the field of Medicinal Chemistry (Molecular Dynamics, QSAR and 3D-QSAR, Pharmacophore Modeling, Molecular Docking, HTVS of compounds with potential antiviral, antitumor, anti-protozoarian activity).
P.A. Wender Stanford University Stanford, CA USA Biography
Biography of P.A. Wender
Paul Wender received his PhD from Yale University, was an NIH Fellow at Columbia University, served on the faculty at Harvard University and is currently the Bergstrom Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University. He serves on several internal and external advisory board and has founded various companies based on his research. His work is described in >300 publications and >20 issued or pending patents. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including more recently the 2015 Stanford Office of Technology Licensing Innovator Award, 2015 Israel Chemical Society Cohen Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry, 2015 ACS Cope Award, and the 2016 Research Award of the German Bioactives and Biotechnology Leibniz Alliance.
C. William Queen Elizabeth Hospital Yau Tsim Mong Hong Kong Biography
Biography of C. William
Dr William Cho is a Biomedical Scientist in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. His main research interests have been focusing on cancer studies utilizing high-throughput technologies to discover biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, treatment prediction and prognostication. He is a Chartered Scientist granted by the Science Council (UK), a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (HK), Guest Professor of a number of Universities and a Fellow Member of several institutes, including the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK), Hong Kong Institute of Biomedical Science and Hong Kong Society for Molecular Diagnostic Sciences. Dr Cho has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers (Lancet Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Clinical Chemistry, Annual Oncology, etc) covering cancer biomarkers, proteomics, microRNAs, Chinese medicine and plenty of books including "MicroRNAs in cancer translational research", "An omics perspective on cancer research", "Supportive cancer care with Chinese medicine", etc.
P. Xu University of South Carolina Columbia, SC USA Biography
Biography of P. Xu
Dr. Peisheng Xu is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, at the University of South Carolina. His research foci include targeted drug delivery, nanomedicine, and environmental sensitive pharmaceutical nanocarriers for cancer and CNS diseases therapy. He has published more than 30 original papers and book chapters, and holds 10 US granted patents. He was an New Investigator Award recipient from the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP).
S. Yamagishi Kurume University School of Medicine Kurume Japan Biography
Biography of S. Yamagishi
Sho-ichi Yamagishi is a Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathophysiology and Therapeutics of Diabetic Vascular Complications, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan.
He has graduated from Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Japan and became a medical doctor in 1989. He has received a PhD from Kanazawa University, Japan in 1993. He received Basic Science Award "Angiogenesis Stem Cell Award" from American Heart Association in 2003 and "Distinguished Investigator Award from Japan Diabetes Society in 2005. He is serving as an editorial board member of 20 reputed journals and publishes more than 550 research papers, including Nature, JCI, and Diabetes, etc. His research fields are Diabetes, Cardiology and Gerontology.
B. Yousefi University of Munich Munich Germany Biography
Biography of B. Yousefi
Dr. Yousefi is a trained organic chemist from universities of Tabriz, Tehran, and JLU-Giessen, whom lead neuroradiopharmacy research and has a faculty position at the university hospital of TUM in the field of experimental nuclear medicine and radiopharmacy. Dr. Yousefi has passed several postdoctoral pieces of training at Graz University, Technical Universities Vienna and Darmstadt in filed of medicinal and combinatorial chemistry, drug and metabolites synthesis and microwave-assisted synthesis. At TUM, Dr. Yousefi leads tracer development and radiolabeling efforts towards early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
F. Zhang Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY USA Biography
Biography of F. Zhang
Dr. Zhang obtained B. Eng. in Biochemical Engineering at Huaqiao University, China, 1986. After eight years of teaching and research in Biochemical Engineering at the Zhejiang University of Technology, he went to University of Leeds as a Ph.D. student to study in Microbiology. He joined Linhardt Group at University of Iowa in 1999, after he worked in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for one year. He moved to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as a research faculty in 2003. His research areas are glycomics and glycobiology. He has published more than 200 research papers and several patents.
X.F.S. Zheng UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway, NJ USA Biography
Biography of X.F.S. Zheng
Dr. Zheng is University Professor and Chief, Division of Cancer Pharmacology, Rutgers University, and Co-leader, Cancer Pharmacology Program at the NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center Consortium of Rutgers and Princeton Universities. Dr. Zheng received his PhD degree and postdoctoral training at Harvard University. His long-standing research interest is mTOR signaling in growth and metabolism regulation, and the role in cancer biology and therapeutic targeting. He made major contributions to the mTOR field, including demonstration of TOR as the physiological target of rapamycin and elucidation of the mechanism of rapamycin action, and discovery of many key components and functions of TOR pathway.
J. Zhou University of Texas Galveston, TX USA Biography
Biography of J. Zhou
Dr. Zhou is a tenured Professor in the Chemical Biology Program at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). He was educated and trained from Nankai University, University of Virginia, and Georgetown University Medical Center, respectively. He has over 20 years of research experience in drug discovery and development including 7 years of industrial experience in pharmaceuticals. His research interest is developing novel small molecules as valuable chemical probes and potential therapeutics for central nervous system disorders, cancer/inflammation, and infectious diseases. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, 6 book chapters, and 15 patents.
A. Zulli Victoria University Melbourne Australia Biography
Biography of A. Zulli
My research focus is on the detrimental effects of homocysteine on vascular function, studying the RAS and NOS. This extends into interests in the stress systems, including ER stress and nitrative stress. I use pharmacological approaches, as well as immunohistochemistry and histolpathological methods.
Vladimir P. Torchilin Department of Pharmaceutical Science Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine Northeastern University Boston, MA 02115 USA