Vikash K. Dubey School of Biochemical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi Varanasi India Biography
Biography of Vikash K. Dubey
Prof. Vikash Kumar Dubey is Professor at School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi since May 2018.
He has several administrative experiences at IIT Guwahati at various levels including Head, Chairman (Student Welfare Board), Faculty-in-Charge etc. He is also a member of various national level committees, expert committees, faculty selection committee etc. He has published over 132 articles in peer reviewed Journal(s) and over 80 conference presentations/proceedings/invited talks. He has seven awarded and licensed USA patents as well as three Indian patents applications to his credit. He has also written several book chapters and one NPTEL online course (40 lectures). His scientific contributions are recognised by several awards, fellowship/membership of national/international scientific societies/ academies, Editorship of several journals etc. He has guided seventeen PhD students (17 awarded), fifteen MTech students (awarded), several postdoctoral fellows, project fellows, trainees etc.
Zebo Huang South China University of Technology Guangzhou China Biography
Biography of Zebo Huang
Dr. Zebo Huang is currently serving as a Professor at the Institute of Hydrobiology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Huang completed graduation from the College of Biological Sciences, Beijing Agricultural University. He further obtained a PhD from the Institute of Hydrobiology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has also been recognized with awards such as Scientific and Technological Progress Award of Hunan Province, Outstanding Teacher of Guangdong Province, China, Natural Science Award of Hubei Province and Scientific and Technological Progress Award of Hubei Province. He has also contributed many of his valuable researches in different scientific journals.
Fariba Assadi-Porter Department of Biochemistry University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI USA Biography
Biography of Fariba Assadi-Porter
Dr. Fariba Assadi-Porter is Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator in the Department of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with over 20 years of research in biochemistry, NMR spectroscopy, and metabolism studies. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and her Ph.D. in Biomolecular Chemistry at UW-Madison. Her postdoctoral work was at the Department of Biochemistry and NMR Facility at Madison. Her current research is focused on metabolomics and developed metabolic dynamic platform (MDP) that combines NMR spectroscopy with stable isotope assisted labeling for tracing pathways in vivo. Dr. Assadi-Porter’s research has resulted in several patents and many peer-reviewed publications.
Valerie Copie Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry Montana State University Bozeman, MT USA
Ying-Yong Zhao Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine Northwest University Shaanxi China Biography
Biography of Ying-Yong Zhao
Dr. Ying-Yong Zhao (PhD, MD) is pharmacology professor at Faculty of Life Science & Medicine, Northwest
University in China. He has recognized contributions in renal pharmacology, systems biology and natural products. He
serves as Scientific Reports Senior Editorial Board (Nephrology), American Journal of Nephrology Editorial Board
Frontiers in Medicine Associate Editor and Pharmacognosy Magazine Editor. Zhao has authored 150 peer-reviewed
publications in Nature Communications, Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, Medicinal Research Reviews, Redox
Biology, Free Radical Biology and Medicine and British Journal of Pharmacology as well as H index is 39. These
publications were cited more than 5000 times in the past five years. His study mainly focuses on the mechanism of
chronic kidney disease and therapeutic effect of natural products.
Horst Schirra University of Queensland Queensland Australia Biography
Biography of Horst Schirra
Dr. Schirra is a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland’s Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) and administers CAI’s facility for NMR-based metabolomics. He studied Chemistry in Frankfurt, Germany, and received his PhD in Biochemistry from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. In 1999, he joined UQ, where he was awarded an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Queensland Smart State Fellowship. Dr Schirra’s research in Metabolic Systems Biology focuses on the basic principles of metabolic regulation and the role they play in fundamental biological processes, environmental change, and disease development. Dr Schirra is Board Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance, committee member of the Australian and New Zealand Metabolomics Network, and Co-chair of the 13th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society in Brisbane 2017.
Martin von Bergen Department of Proteomics The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig Germany Biography
Biography of Martin von Bergen
Dr. Martin von Bergen is Head of the Department of Molecular Systems Biology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and holds a joint professorship for Functional Proteomics at the University of Leipzig. He has more than 20 years of experience in the structural and functional analysis of single proteins and on the global level. He also has 10 years’ of supervised research in metabolomics. Dr. von Bergen earned his PhD in the Max-Planck Society, where he focussed on the analysis of Tau Protein and received his Habilitation on this topic from the University of Hamburg. He has authored more than 240 manuscripts (status at 10.10.2016), leading to h-index of 35.
Daniel Raftery Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine University of Washington Seattle, WA USA Biography
Biography of Daniel Raftery
Dr. Raftery is a Medical Education and Research Endowed Professor at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, and Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle WA. Previously, he was Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University. He currently directs the Northwest Metabolomics Research Center at UW, and is the founder and CSO of Matrix-Bio, Inc. Dr. Raftery’s research is focused on the development of new MS and NMR methods and their application to a range of studies in metabolomics profiling including the identification of early disease biomarkers, and exploration of systems biology in cells and mitochondria.
Huiru Tang Fudan University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Huiru Tang
Professor Tang is a Distinguished Professor in Molecular Phenomics at Fudan University. After earning his PhD from University of London (1994), he worked at Institute of Food Research, Imperial College London and Chinese Academy of Sciences for 20 years with 190 peer-reviewed scientific publications on metabonomics. He was awarded "National Distinguished Young Scholars Award (2008)", "National Talent Award (New Century Program for National Talents, China) (2009)", "Wang Tianjuan Award in NMR Spectroscopy (2010)". He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Editorial Board Member for J Proteome Res, Metabolomics, Arch Pharm Res, and Associate Editor for NPJ-Molecular Phenomics.
Yulan Wang Chinese Academy of Sciences Wuhan China Biography
Biography of Yulan Wang
Prof Wang graduated in China and got her PhD in 1997 from University of East Anglia, UK. After two years of postdoctoral experience at Institute of Food Research, UK, she worked at Imperial College London for 7 years working in the field of metabonomics In 2007, she joined Wuhan Institute Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, as professor. Her research interests are metabonomics method development and application of the technique in infectious disease, metabolic disease and clinical settings. She has published more than 120 peer reviewed papers.
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Abdel-Hamid Zaki Therapeutic Chemistry Department National Research Centre Dokki, Giza Egypt Biography
Biography of Abdel-Hamid Zaki
Prof. Zaki received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Alexandria University (1977), M.Sc. & Ph.D. from Ain-Shams University, Egypt (1984 & 1988). He was appointed as the head of the Therapeutic Chemistry Department, National Research Centre (NRC), then deputy & head of the pharmaceutical and Drug Industries Research Division. He moved to the University of Science Malaysia (2008) as a professor of Medical Biochemistry for 5 years. He organized and participated as a Speaker and invited speakers in more than 40 international Conferences. He supervised 30 theses in Egypt and Malaysia. His list of publications includes over 75 articles in international journals.
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Muhammad Akram Department of Eastern Medicine Government College University Faisalabad Pakistan Biography
Biography of Muhammad Akram
Dr. Muhammad Akram, PhD, is currently an assistant professor at the department of Eastern Medicine, Directorate of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Government College University Faisalabad. His research interests are Hyperuricemia, Xanthine oxidase inhibition by some selected medicinal plants, Enzyme Inhibition, Study of traditional system medicine (Indusyunic Medicine) Phytochemistry, and poisonous plants. He has contributed more than 96 publications, having citations around 419.
Helene S. Barbosa Oswaldo Cruz Foundation Rio de Janeiro Brazil Biography
Biography of Helene S. Barbosa
Dr. Barbosa did his Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences (1974), specialization in Protozoology Bernhard Nocht Institut in Germany ( 1980-1982) and Ph.D in Cell and Molecular Biology by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (1993). He is a senior researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (1976- at present) and Head of the Laboratory of Structural Biology, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (2002-at present). He worked as Deputy Director of Education, Information and Communication of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (2009-2013). Then he was a treasurer and member of the board of the Brazilian Society for Microscopy and Microanalysis (2009-2011). His main areas of Parasitology and Cell Biology are with an emphasis on Human Parasitic Protozoology, on the following topics: Toxoplasma gondii, toxoplasmosis experimental, Trypanosoma cruzi, Chagas disease and ultrastructure (transmission and scanning. electron microscopy). He is a permanent faculty in the Post-graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology Program and Biology of Parasitic and collaborative teaching program of Tropical Medicine, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz.
Rafael Bruschweiler Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry & Pharmacology Ohio State University Columbus, OH USA
Ste Caldarelli Aix Marseille University Marseille France Biography
Biography of Ste Caldarelli
Dr. Caldarelli has been a professor of Chemistry at the University of Aix Marseille since 2001. He graduated (1992 C.A. Veracini) from the University of Pisa, completed his post-docs at UC Berkeley (A. Pines), Lausanne (profs. Merbach and Bodenhausen), ENS Lyon (L. Emsley).CNRS Institut de Recherche sur la Catalyse (1997-2001). His research interests include: NMR methodology (mixture analysis) and applications (metabolomics, supramolecular species), advanced signal processing and physical chemistry of chromatography. He has about 90 publications in international journals and 4 book chapters to his credit. He is a member of the International Advisory Board: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2017-2019).
Jianzhong Chen The University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL USA Biography
Biography of Jianzhong Chen
Dr. Jianzhong Chen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research interests involve the use of lipidomic and proteomic approaches for studies of various diseases with the current focus in the vision science field. Dr. Chen has contributed significantly to the knowledge of the lipid composition in the meibomian gland secretions (meibum) and tears, which is essential for understanding the mechanisms of dry eye disease. Dr. Chen obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Washington State University.
Huanwen Chen East China University of Technology Nanchang China
Susan Costantini National Cancer Institute Naples Italy Biography
Biography of Susan Costantini
Dr. Susan Costantini has a degree in Chemistry, a PhD in Computational Biology and a Specialization in Clinical Pathology and Biochemistry. She is professor of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. Since 2008, she is a Researcher at National Cancer Institute of Naples "Pascale Foundation". Dr. Costantini is currently studying the cytokinomic and metabolomic profile by 1H-NMR in various cellular systems, biological fluids and tissues of cancer patients. Moreover, her research activities include the application of systems biology approaches to integrate “omics” data by computational methods.
Russell Dahl Neurodon LLC Crown Point, IN USA Biography
Biography of Russell Dahl
Dr. Russell Dahl is the CEO and founder of Neurodon Corporation, a biotechnology company developing novel small molecules for diabetes and neurodegeneration. He previously led all small-molecule research at Celladon Corp., where he was responsible for progressing a diverse pipeline into the clinic. He started his career in the industry at Agouron Pharmaceuticals and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility at DuPont Pharmaceuticals, BMS, Vertex, and Kemia. Besides, he has been involved in many successful biotech startups as a founder or advisor. His experience spans all phases of drug discovery and development and he has contributed to several IND filings and regulatory approvals. Dr. Russell has co-authored over 90 scientific publications and is an inventor of over 50 patents and applications. He is a former Professor of Neuroscience and Medicinal Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from The University of California, San Diego as a DuPont Fellow, and he has additional training in molecular pharmacology from Stanford University.
Hesamaddin T. Dashti Department of Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA USA Biography
Biography of Hesamaddin T. Dashti
Dr. Dashti received his Ph.D. in biophysics from the National Magnetic Resonance Facility At
Madison (NMRFAM), University of Wisconsin, WI. Currently, Dr. Dashti is a postdoctoral fellow
at the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical
School. Dr. Dashti’s research interests include cheminformatics and computational analysis of
small molecules, and applications of machine learning methods in biomedicine.
Venkata S. Devarakonda ScieGen Pharmaceuticals lnc Hauppauge, NY USA Biography
Biography of Venkata S. Devarakonda
Dr. Venkata S. Devarakonda is amongst the top scholars in the field of analytical chemistry and is privileged to be selected amongst the few experts that served on Current Metabolomics editorial board. He was chosen for this role on the basis of his valuable contributions to chemical and pharmacological research, his lengthy record of peer review service, and his general expertise on a variety of advanced scientific topics. Current Metabolomics owes Dr. Devarakonda a great debt for his invaluable contributions as an editorial board member. Dr. Devarakonda outstanding performance and leadership skills are much appreciated in the scientific community.
Mansour Ghorbanpour Arak University Arak Iran Biography
Biography of Mansour Ghorbanpour
Mansour Ghorbanpour is a scientific member at the Department of Medicinal Plants, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arak University, Arak, IRAN. His research interests focus on Phytonanotechnology, Diversity of Natural Products and Bioactive Metabolites in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Dr. Ghorbanpour maintains a worldwide network, and has published over 130 research articles, 15 review articles, 45 chapters and 10 books. He is an editor of various international journals such as “Industrial Crops and Products”, “Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany” and “3 Biotech”.
G.A.N. Gowda University of Washington Seattle, WA USA Biography
Biography of G.A.N. Gowda
Dr. Gowda graduated with a Masters (1983-1985) from Mysore University, Mysore, INDIA and then obtained his PhD (1994-199 from the Bangalore University, Bangalore, INDIA. Currently, he serves as a Research Assistant Professor in the department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington. He has numerous Awards under his belt such as the Bruker Young Scientist Award, National Magnetic Resonance Society Award, INDIA, etc. His research interests include metabolomics, both methods development and applications focusing investigations of human health and diseases.
Wolfram Gronwald University of Regensburg Regensburg Germany Biography
Biography of Wolfram Gronwald
Dr. Gronwald was born in Hamburg, northern Germany. After completion of high school, he studied chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. At that time he became fascinated by the possibilities that computational approaches together with experimental methods offer for the study of biological objects such as 3D protein structures and small organic molecules. Something he pursued from that time on through his whole career first as a Ph.D. student, as a postdoc at the University of Alberta in Canada and now with his own research group at the University of Regensburg in Germany.
Martin Grootveld De Montfort University Leicester UK
Haiwei Gu Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine University of Washington Seattle, WA USA Biography
Biography of Haiwei Gu
Dr. Haiwei Gu is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. His research interests focus on NMR- and MS-based metabolomics and its applications in early disease diagnosis, drug metabolism, and biological sciences. His projects include the development, optimization, and applications of MS and NMR methods for both qualitative and quantitative measurements. Meanwhile, he has extensive experience with advanced statistical analysis and modeling methods. Currently, he is working closely with a number of clinical researchers and practitioners in various studies for identifying metabolic markers, which are useful for detecting cancer recurrence, investigating cancer metabolism using cell/mitochondria models, examining metabolic remodeling during pressure-overload hypertrophy, comprehensively profiling age-dependent changes of cardiac metabolites, etc.
David S. Hage Chemistry Department University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE USA Biography
Biography of David S. Hage
Dr. Hage is the James Hewett University Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hage’s general research interests involve the design and use of affinity-based separations in high-performance liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis and other systems for clinical, pharmaceutical, and environmental analysis. Dr. Hage received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Iowa State University and BS degrees in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He received the 2015 Award from the Eastern Analytical Symposium for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science and has over 250 publications in this field.
Shen S. Hu Division of Oral Biology and Medicine UCLA School of Dentistry Los Angeles, CA USA Biography
Biography of Shen S. Hu
Dr. Shen Hu's research interests are in the area of cancer proteomics/metabolomics focusing on understanding the molecular mechanisms of cancer invasion/metastasis and developing diagnostic/therapeutic applications using mass spectrometry and protein microarray technology. His lab is also developing biomarkers for autoimmune diseases and studying single cell proteomics and cancer stem cells.
Mohammad I. Khan King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of Mohammad I. Khan
Dr. Mohammad Imran Khan currently works as an Associate Professor in Department of Biochemistry,
King Abdulaziz University. Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Mohammad Imran does research in the area of
Metabolism, Epigenetics and Signaling. Currently he is focusing on understanding the cross talk
between the epigenome and metabolome of ECM detached cancer stem cells. He is also developing
new metabolomic methods for better understanding the impact of environment, treatment and ECM
detachment on cancer cells.
Dinesh Kumar Centre of Biomedical Research (CBMR) Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow India Biography
Biography of Dinesh Kumar
Dinesh Kumar, PhD, M.Sc.
Dr. Dinesh started his research career in Aug 2005 in the field of biomolecular NMR and currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at the Centre of Biomedical Research (CBMR), Lucknow, India. The primary area of his research is NMR based metabolomics for disease metabotyping i.e. to identify the disease specific metabolic signatures and to appraise their utility in clinical diagnosis and surveillances. Parallelly, he is also involved in developing NMR methods and protocols for rapid structural and functional studies of proteins. During his 11 years of research career, he has authored more than 35 research publications, several conference papers, 1 patent and has delivered several invited lectures. His research work in the area of biomolecular NMR, particularly, the developed NMR methodologies have been well recognized both nationally as well as internationally as demonstrated by his getting "2011 Eli Lilly Outstanding Thesis Award in Structural Biology" and CBMR-NMRS gold medal from National Magnetic Resonance Society (NMRS), India for the year 2013.
Virendra Kumar Department of NMR and MRI Facility All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi India Biography
Biography of Virendra Kumar
Dr. Virendra Kumar is an Associate Professor in the Department NMR and MRI Facility, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He received Gold Medal for his Ph.D. thesis on MR studies of prostate cancer from AIIMS, New Delhi and was a Cancer Imaging postdoctoral fellow, Department of Cancer Imaging and Metabolism, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA. Dr. Kumar is applying Radiomics, NMR metabolomics and in vivo MR methods to understand the different metabolic changes in cancer and their potential diagnostic role.
Hongdong Li Central South University Changsha China Biography
Biography of Hongdong Li
Hongdong Li is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Central South University. He received the Bachelor (Pharmaceutical Engineering) and PhD (Analytical Chemistry) degree from College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, P.R. China in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He did postdoctoral training in Computational Medicine in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Later, he joined the Institute for Systems Biology (Seattle) as a Research Scientist studying systems biology of diseases. His interest includes bioinformatics, functional genomics and machine learning.
Haitao Lu Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Haitao Lu
Dr. Haitao Lu is a professor of metabolomics and microbial metabolism in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, where he also performs the role of Faculty Director, Laboratory for Functional Metabolomics Science. Over the past 8 years, Dr. Lu has authored and co-authored 40+ peer-reviewed papers in various high-profile journals, such as Mass Spectrometry Reviews, Journal of Proteome Research, etc. Dr. Lu has secured three national competitive research grants and 5 research fellowships from different funding agencies. Dr. Lu is member of Editorial Board of Bioanalysis, Phytomedicine, Frontiers in Microbiology, Current Metabolomics, and also acts as an expert for NSFC, NHMRC.
Federico Marini Department of Chemistry University of Rome "La Sapienza" Rome Italy
Alfredo Miccheli Department of Environmental Biology Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy
Lucia Pappalardo Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences American University of Sharjah Sharjah United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Lucia Pappalardo
Lucia Pappalardo has an extensive research background on the analysis of three-dimensional structures of biologically active molecules by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). She has worked as Research Associate and Fellow at the Scripps Research Institute, Max Planck Institute, CNR, Stockholm University and Syddansk University. At AUS, she has worked on the removal and recovery of heavy metals from wastewaters by using local sand. She has a collaboration program with Princeton University on metabolomics studies by NMR. Her teaching interests are physical chemistry, general chemistry and biophysics/biochemistry.
Istvan Pelczer Department of Chemistry Princeton University Princeton, NJ USA
Rossana Pesi Department of Biology University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of Rossana Pesi
I was born in Lucca in 1959. My city is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls that can be walked or cycled in the shade of secular trees. I’ m married to Luciano, an insurance agent, and we have a son, Lorenzo, who attends the faculty of Psycolgy in Turin. I love animals and the outdoor life. I have been a member of equal opportunities committees, so, for many years I have been involved in gender studies.
Muhammad Qasim Department of Microbiolog Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat Pakistan Biography
Biography of Muhammad Qasim
Dr Muhammad Qasim is working as Associate professor at the department of Microbiology, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan. He received PhD degree from Georg-August University, Goettingen Germany under the fully funded scholarship of Higher Education Commission (HEC-HRD program). He has won several research grants from International and national organizations including DAAD (German academic exchange services), HEC, and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Pakistan. His research focuses on exploration of drug resistance, virulence and immuno-protein biomarker candidates for bacterial pathogens. He has published about 50 publications in journals including European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Microbial Pathogenesis, Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Experimental Cell Research, Journal of Translational Medicine, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, BMC Proteome Science, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Journal of Proteomics, Journal of Chinese Medical Association, Journal of Wound Care.
A. Ramamoorthy University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI USA Biography
Biography of A. Ramamoorthy
Dr. Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1990 from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur, India) working on the development of NQR spectroscopy. He subsequently moved to the Central Leather Research Institute (a national research laboratory in Madras/Chennai, India) as a Fellow to develop scalar coupling based NMR methods. In 1992, he joined JEOL Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) as a Scientist to develop NMR techniques for studies on biological solids. He then joined Professor Stanley Opella’s group (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) in 1993 to further develop and apply solid-state NMR techniques for atomic-level resolution imaging of membrane proteins. In 1996, he joined the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he currently is the Robert W. Parry Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics. His main research interests are on the development and applications of NMR spectroscopy to study dynamic structures and function of membrane proteins and amyloid proteins, and cancer metabolomics by NMR. More details about his current research can be found at http://www.umich.edu/~ramslab.
Nicholas J.W. Rattray Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences Scotland UK Biography
Biography of Nicholas J.W. Rattray
Dr. Nicholas Rattray is currently a Chancellor’s Fellow and Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Clinical Metabolomics at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He received his MChem in Medicinal Chemistry from the Manchester Metropolitan University, was awarded a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Manchester and subsequently went on to technician and postdoctoral positions within the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. Before taking up his current position at UoS he was a faculty level Associate Research Scientist within the School of Public Health at Yale University and has a research focus on how metabolism breaks down as we age. He has over 50 peer-reviewed articles and served on the Board of Directors of the Metabolomics Society in 2015.
Jimin Ren Advanced Imaging Research Center Dallas, TX USA Biography
Biography of Jimin Ren
Dr. Ren is an Assistant Professor in the Advanced Imaging Research Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Currently, Dr. Ren is leading the development of MRS/MRI methods at ultra-high field 7T for imaging metabolites and metabolic activities in human organs. Dr Ren’s study focuses on answering fundamental questions such as how different metabolic pathways interact and how various metabolites exchange among different compartments to meet energy demand or cause energy deficit as seen in a variety of metabolic diseases. Dr Ren has extensive research experience studying brain, liver and skeletal muscle, using 1H, 13C and 31P MRS.
Elizabeth P. Ryan Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences/Food Science and Human Nutrition Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO USA Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBiography
Biography of Elizabeth P. Ryan
Dr. Elizabeth P. Ryan is an Associate Professor of Toxicology and Nutrition in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences located in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University/Colorado School of Public Health. She conducts translational research using metabolomics and spanning laboratory, animal models, and clinical trials for companion animals and human health across the lifespan.
Indrajit Saha Department of Computer Science and Engineering National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research Kolkata India Biography
Biography of Indrajit Saha
Dr. Saha is a faculty member in the department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research (NITTTR), Kolkata, India. He has done his postdoctoral research at the National Research Council, Italy and University of Wroclaw, Poland. He was the visiting research scientist at CWI, Netherlands, INRIA France, IIT-CNR, Italy, ICM in University of Warsaw (UW), Poland. He received his Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering and Bioinformatics from Jadavpur University, India and Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland after doing B.Tech and M.Tech. He has co-authored about 50 research papers in various International Journals and Conferences. Dr. Saha is an active member of the board of reviewers for several International Journals. His research interest includes Computational Biology, Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Education Technology, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition.
Manish Shah Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Albany, NY USA Biography
Biography of Manish Shah
Dr. Shah is an assistant professor at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY. He has over 10 years of experience in structural biology and drug metabolism. Dr. Shah's research is focussed on drug metabolizing cytochrome P450 enzymes and has authored 21 publications. Dr. Shah holds a Ph.D. in structural biology and drug discovery from the University of Nottingham, UK.
Dean Sherry Department of Chemistry; Department of Radiology University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX USA Biography
Biography of Dean Sherry
A. Dean Sherry, PhD, is Director of the Advanced Imaging Research Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Professor of Chemistry at the UT Dallas, and Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern. He also holds the Cecil & Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Systems Biology at UT Dallas. Dr. Sherry has been recognized for his research in two major areas: the development of 13C NMR tracers of metabolism in cells, animals and humans and in developing novel MRI agents that respond to physiology or metabolism including Gd3+-based agents, PARACEST agents and hyperpolarized agents.
Susan C.J. Sumner Department of Nutrition Research Triangle Park Chapel Hill, NC USA
M. Valentini Department of Chemistry Sultan Qaboos University Muscat Oman Biography
Biography of M. Valentini
Dr. Valentini graduated in Physical Chemistry at the University of Perugia (Italy) in 1998 and received his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH - Zurich) in 2001, under the supervision of Prof. P.S. Pregosin. After a decade as researcher at the Magnetic Resonance Laboratory of the ARC in Italy, Dr. Valentini joined the Department of Chemistry of the Sultan Qaboos University (Sultanate of Oman). Dr. Valentini is the author of about 60 peer reviewed papers with an h index of 22 and about 2000 citations.
Liping Yu University of Iowa Iowa City, IA USA Biography
Biography of Liping Yu
Dr. Yu is Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Director of Carver College of Medicine NMR facility. He has 28 years of experiences in structural biology and NMR spectroscopy to study biomolecular structure and function. Previously, Dr. Yu worked at Abbott Laboratories for 17 years on drug targets involved in anti-infectious diseases, cancers, metabolic and neuronal diseases. Notably, Dr. Yu has coauthored 70 papers including 4 in Science, 1 in Nature, 2 in eLife, 2 in Nature Structural Biology, 1 in Nature Chemical Biology, and 3 in PNAS. His current research interests include muscular dystrophy, metabolomics, drug discovery, and protein-ligand recognition.
Tianwei Yu Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Emory University Atlanta, GA USA
Associate Editorial Board Member
Huseyin Tombuloglu Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Dammam Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of Huseyin Tombuloglu
Dr. Huseyin Tombuloglu is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Genetics in
Institute of Research and Medical Consultation (IRMC) of Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal
University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Tombuloglu has more than 15 years of teaching and
research experience in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Genomics, and Biotechnology, as
well as Bioinformatics. His current research is focused on genome sequencing of plants, data
analysis, plant proteomics/metabolomics, and nanoparticle-plant interaction.