Claus Jacob School of Pharmacy Saarland University Saarland Germany
Caroline Gaucher Université de Lorraine Nancy France Biography
Biography of Caroline Gaucher
After an academic formation in biochemistry, Dr Caroline GAUCHER defended her PhD in bioengineering-biomaterials at the Faculty of Medicine, Université de Lorraine in 2007. After a price for her PhD work, she moved on for a 3-years post-doctoral position at the Université de Rennes and at the University of Burgundy working on National and European projects.
In 2010, she became associate professor in Pharmacology at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Lorraine. She is the head of the cell and molecular pharmacology axis of the CITHEFOR lab. Her pluridisciplinary researches are focused on cardiovascular pharmacology of oxidative stress, redox and nitric oxide signaling. Dr Caroline GAUCHER is also the president of the Research Committee of the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Assistant Director of the Scientific Council “Biology, Medicine, Health” of Université de Lorraine.
Linda Giblin Teagasc Food Research Centre Co. Cork Ireland Biography
Biography of Linda Giblin
Linda Giblin is Senior Scientist at Teagasc ( www.teagasc.ie ), the Irish Agriculture and Food
Development Authority. She leads a vibrant research group interested in Food bioactives,
digestion and bioavailability. She is a co-leader of working group 4-Intracellular Diagnostics
of EU COST Action CA16112-NutRedOx. She is leader of INFOGEST working group 3-
Intestinal Models. She is a Principal Investigator/Coordinator on numerous Irish and EU
funded projects with >€3million allocated to her lab. To date, she has supervised 8 Ph.D. and
10 M.Sc to completion. She has >50 publications, 4 invited book chapters and a h-index=22.
Hafida B.H. Merzouk University of Tlemcen Tlemcen Algeria Biography
Biography of Hafida B.H. Merzouk
Dr. Merzouk Hafida is a Professor at the Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Earth and Universe of Tlemcen University, Algeria, and the Director of PPABIONUT laboratory. She manages several research projects on preventive nutrition and bioactive molecules. She is the investigative author of projects aiming to study the major pathological syndromes related to nutrition: diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and their prevention by functional foods. Prof. Hafisa’s research is oriented towards understanding the origin of chronic diseases that resides in the dysfunction of cells, due to chronic deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, and other essential cellular substances. Her work in humans and also in laboratory animals has clearly shown the existence of metabolic changes during major pathological syndromes. All these abnormalities can be corrected by an optimum intake of micronutrients. Simple changes can result in significant health outcomes.
Josep A. Tur University of the Balearic Islands Palma Spain Biography
Biography of Josep A. Tur
Professor of Physiology, University of the Balearic Islands (UIB); Director of the Research Group on
Community Nutrition and Oxidative Stress (NUCOX) at UIB, built-in CIBEROBN (Physiopathology of
Obesity and Nutrition) of the Institute of Health Carlos III, and in Foundation of Health Research
Institute of the Balearic Islands (IdISBa), Spain. Founder Academic of the Spanish Academy of
Nutrition and Food Sciences, and Corresponding Academic of the Royal Academy of Pharmacy of
Catalonia. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Agency of Consumption, Food
Safety and Nutrition (2014-2019). Member of the Scientific Committee of the Food and Nutrition
Secretariat, Spanish Council of Pharmaceutical Colleges. Author of 65 books and book chapters,
320 papers, and 8 patents. Supervisor of 26 doctoral theses. Member Editorial Board: Nutrients;
Antioxidants; Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases; Current Nutraceuticals.
Chukwunonso E.C.C. Ejike Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences Alex Ekwueme Federal University Nigeria Biography
Biography of Chukwunonso E.C.C. Ejike
Chukwunonso E.C.C. Ejike, born in Nigeria in 1980, studied all through at the University of Nigeria, and earned a PhD in Biochemistry in 2010. Chukwunonso had his postdoctoral training at the University of Guelph, Canada. In 2015, and 2018 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrucken, Germany, sponsored by TWAS/DFG and DAAD, respectively. He has won several grants to support his research and has published scores of papers in scientific journals. Chukwunonso won the AE-FUNAI Researcher of the year 2017 prize. He was promoted to the rank of full Professor of Medical Biochemistry in 2018.
PAS-Gold Medal 2017 Head of Pakistan’s finest drug research center CADR at COMSATS University, Abbottabad Campus since 2013. He has completed his early education from Pakistan, while his MS and PhD degrees were from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and University of Bonn, Germany, respectively. After doing 2 Postdocs from Germany and China, he opted to serve Pakistan and joined Department of Pharmacy, CUI, Abbottabad Campus. He has innovatory contributions in Pharmaceutical/Chemical sciences. Prof. Iqbal has more than 200 publications (Impact factor >600) in several top international journals and 2 international patents.
Jamal Mahajna Migal-Galilee Research Institute Kiryat Shmona Israel Biography
Biography of Jamal Mahajna
Jamal Mahajna has extensive experience in molecular, and cancer cell biology
research. Professor Mahajna graduated from the Hebrew University Hadassah
Medical School, Israel. Shortly thereafter, he joined OSIP (NY, USA), becoming a
key scientist in the cancer program. Currently, he is chair of the Nutrition and
Natural Product Department at Migal-Galilee Research Institute and Tel-Hai
College. His research interests include molecular medicine, cancer resistance,
kinase modulators, nutrigenomics, and natural products. Mahajna is author of
over 50 publications, including refereed research papers, review papers, chapters
in books and patents.
Gregory Giles Otago School of Biomedical Sciences University of Otago Dunedin New Zealand Biography
Biography of Gregory Giles
Gregory Giles is a faculty member of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Otago (New Zealand). He has wide ranging interests in the effects of nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals on signal transduction pathways, and biophysical approaches to characterizing their cellular action. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Durham (U.K.) and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southampton (U.K.), before going on to hold prestigious fellowships at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (U.S.A.) and the University of Sydney (Australia).
Section: Nutrition, lifestyle, health and their respective biomarkers
M.F. Araújo Oswaldo Cruz Foundation(FIOCRUZ) Ceará Brazil Biography
Biography of M.F. Araújo
Dr. Araújo' research focuses on the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of chronic disease. Studies of interventions for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and HIV-AIDS have been the main topics.
Section: Nutrition and lifestyle
Christos Kontogiorgis Department of Medicine Democritus University of Thrace Komotini Greece Biography
Biography of Christos Kontogiorgis
Dr Christos Kontogiorgis, Assistant Professor, (male) is Assistant Professor of Hygiene at the Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece. He is Pharmacist, with PhD on Natural Occurring Products with possible impact on Public Health. He teaches Medical School students both at undergraduate and at post-graduate level. He has recently co-organized the Postgraduate Course He was supervisor in more than ten postgraduate thesis and he is supervisor of four PhD Students. He has organized the first research group of Pharmacoepidemiology in Greece and he is the coordinator of the National Symposium on Pharmacoepidemiology. He is representative of Greece in ENCePP and he presents long experience on the design of Pharmacoepidemiological studies. His fields of expertise include: Pharmacoepidemiology, Epidemiology, Nutritional Epidemiology, Public Health, Hygiene, Natural occurring Products with potential biological activities. He has been involved in many research projects either as Member of the Coordination Team or as a Researcher in both European and National Programs. He is a co-author or author of correspondence in over 70 PubMed-indexed and Scopus-indexed papers and more than 200 studies presented in National and International Conferences.
Section: Sulfur and Selenium Containing Nutraceuticals
J.J. Mackrill University College Cork Cork Ireland Biography
Biography of J.J. Mackrill
Dr. John Mackrill gained his PhD from the National Institute for Medical Research (Medical Research Council), Mill Hill, London and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral scientist in the Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Leicester, UK. In 1997 he joined the Department of Biochemistry, University College Cork, Ireland and was subsequently awarded a Heath Research Board of Ireland Career Development Fellowship. He then obtained tenure in the Department of Physiology, at the same institution and was promoted to senior lecturer here in 2017. Throughout this time, Dr. Mackrill has maintained an interest in calcium signal transduction and more recently has become interested in how dietary components, such as oxysterols and selenium, influence signalling mechanisms in eukaryotic cells.
Section: Formulation and Delivery of Nutraceuticals
A.R. Patel Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology Shantou China
Q.V. Vuong University of Newcastle Ourimbah Australia Biography
Biography of Q.V. Vuong
Dr. Vuong is an expert in the field of food science and Analysis. He has more than 5 years of working experience in the food industry and over 15 years of research experience in the field of food science. His research focus and interest areas are tea products, food dehydration, food product development, natural bioactive compounds and their utilization in functional foods and pharmaceuticals, utilization of waste generated from agricultural production and food processing, and development of edible coatings to extend the shelf-life of food products.
Section: Nutraceuticals and drug development
M. Yamaguchi University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI USA Biography
Biography of M. Yamaguchi
Masayoshi Yamaguchi, Ph.D., IOM, FAOE, is Adjunct Professor, University of
Hawaii at Manoa (2019-); Visiting Professor, David Gefen School of Medicine,
University of California, Los Angeles (2017-2019); Adjunct Professor, Emory
University School of Medicine, USA (2013-2016); Visiting Professor,
Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine (2007-2011); Full
Professor, Graduate School of Nutritional Sciences, University of Shizuoka,
Shizuoka, Japan (1992-2007). Dr. Yamaguchi discovered two novel proteins
(genes), which were named as regucalcin (1978) and RGPR-p117 (2001), and
published over 550 English articles with peer-review. Dr. Yamaguchi received
“The 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award” (USA).
Section: Cancer and Natural Products
Clemens Zwergel Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Clemens Zwergel
Dr. Clemens Zwergel is currently a Senior PostDoc at the Sapienza University of Rome. He moved to Exter (UK) for a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences after receiving his license to practise as a Pharmacist from Germany . Before coming to Italy, he was a MarieCurie fellow in France (Metz) where he obtained his EuroPhD within the RedCat network. Since 2010, his main research interests mainly lie in the design and synthesis of small molecules as well as natural products with potential applications in cancer, neurodegenerative, metabolic, and infectious diseases.
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A. Ahmadi Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences Sari Iran Biography
Biography of A. Ahmadi
The experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of researching in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Skilled in clinical research, Animal models, Cellular models, Scientific writing & publishing. He has focused on extensive fields of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Natural products, Radiopharmaceuticals, Nanomedicine, Radiation biology, Cancer chemoradiotherapy and other fields of Pharmacy at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. He has published many originals and reviews in high-quality journals and selected as a recognized international editor and peer reviewer by famous publishers. In 2019, Dr. Amirhossein Ahmadi certificates for placing in the top 1% of reviewers in Cross-Field on Publons global reviewer database.
F. Batteux Cochin University Hospital Paris France Biography
Biography of F. Batteux
Pr Frederic BATTEUX, MD, PharmD, PhD, is board certified in clinical pathology and is
specialized in Immunology. He holds an MD and a PhD obtained in 2011 and 2008 from
Paris Descartes University and Medical School and a PharmD obtained in 2001 from
Paris Sud University.
He has a fulltime position as professor in Immunology at Paris Descartes Medical School
and is the head of the clinical laboratory of immunology at Cochin Hospital, APHP, Paris.
He is also the head of the Research Team “Free radicals, inflammation and cancer” at the
Cochin Institute, a biomedical research center affiliated to INSERM (Unit 1016), CNRS
(UMR 8104) and the University Paris Descartes, UPD (UMR-S 1016). Professor Batteux
has published over 200 international articles in Pubmed-referenced journals in the
fields of systemic autoimmune disorders, inflammation and cancer.
Professor Batteux serves as the Medical Director of the “Hôtel Dieu de Paris”, the oldest
hospital in Paris, founded in 651 AD and located in the center of Paris on the Ile de la
C. Carlberg University of Eastern Finland Kuopio Finland Biography
Biography of C. Carlberg
Carsten Carlberg graduated 1989 with a PhD in biochemistry at the Free
University Berlin (Germany). After positions as postdoc at Roche (Basel, Switzerland), group
leader at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and docent at the University of Düsseldorf
(Germany) he is since 2000 full professor of biochemistry at the University of Eastern Finland in
Kuopio (Finland). His work focuses on mechanisms of gene regulation by nuclear hormones, in
particular on vitamin D. At present he runs projects on epigenome-wide effects of vitamin D on
the human immune system.
Patrick Chaimbault ICPM,Université de Lorraine Nancy France Biography
Biography of Patrick Chaimbault
Patrick Chaimbault obtained a PhD in Chemistry and Physicochemistry of Molecules of Biological Interest in 2000 at the University of Orléans. After 3 years as analytical manager in the pharmaceutical industry, he started an academic career becoming assistant professor in Chemistry (University of Orléans). He moved to the University of Lorraine in November 2008 where he is full Professor in Analytical Chemistry. Patrick develops analytical methods for complex biological materials (mainly plants) by Mass Spectrometry including Imaging MS. He is an expert in coupling separative techniques (GC, LC, Capillary Electrophoresis) with Mass Spectrometry using API sources (ESI, APCI, APPI).
M. Cherkaoui-Malki Université de Bourgogne Dijon France Biography
Biography of M. Cherkaoui-Malki
Mustapha CHERKAOUI-MALKI, full professor of Biochemisty & Molecular Biology at the
University of Bourgogne, Dijon. 1991-PhD in Biochemisty & Molecular Biology on “the
peroxisome proliferators action in liver” at the University of Franche-Comté, Besançon ;
1992- Associate Professor at the University of Bourgogne ; 2000- Post-doctoral fellow on the
transcriptome analysis by microarray of the hepatic gene regulation in Acox1 null mice;
Departement of Pathology at Northwestern University, Chicago. Since 2002- Head of the
Biochemistry educational departement at the faculty of Life Sciences, University of
Bourgogne. Since 2002- Professor in Biochemisty & Molecular Biology at the University of
Bourgogne, Dijon and group leader studying the metabolic role of ACOX1 oxidoreductase.
Since 2017- Chair of the NutRedOx COST Action (CA16112): “Personalized Nutrition in
aging society: redox control of major age-related diseases.” http://blog.u-bourgogne.fr/cost-
Ana Sofia Fernandes Lusófona University Lisbon Portugal Biography
Biography of Ana Sofia Fernandes
Ana Sofia Fernandes is graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2004), has a PhD in
Pharmacy (specialty of Toxicology, 2010) and is an European Registered Toxicologist
(2018). She is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Lusófona. She is also the Scientific
Director for Innovation and the coordinator of the Laboratory of Pharmacology and
Therapeutics of CBIOS Research Center.
M. Giammanco University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of M. Giammanco
M.D. Professor in Food Science and Nutrition, School of Medicine and
Surgery of the University of Palermo. He is interested in the antioxidant
activity of food molecules, micronutrients, vitamins and hormones.
N.A. Jaradat An-Najah National University Nablus Palestine
Russ Jessup Department of Soil & Crop Science Texas A&M University College Station, TX USA Biography
Biography of Russ Jessup
Dr. Jessup is developing improved perennial grasses and industrial hemp as
biorefinery platforms for biofuels, turfgrasses, forage, ornamentals,
phytoremediators and renewable bio-based products utilizing
conventional, cytogenetic, and genomic strategies. Value-added traits of
interest include net primary productivity, carbon sequestration,
perennialism, sterile triploidy, sexual dimorphism, bioactive terpenoids,
biosilica, bioplastics, leaf protein isolates, and biomass-derived (biochar,
M. A. Khan Kohat University of Science & Technology Kohat Pakistan Biography
Biography of M. A. Khan
Prof. Murad Ali Khan is Tenured Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Kohat
University of Science and Technology, Kohat. He got Ph.D. degree from HEJ Research
Institute of Chemistry, International, University of Karachi, Pakistan. He remained as
DAAD Fellow at the University of Tubingen, Germany he earned Postdoctoral
Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (2001–2003). He has published
more than 100 papers in journal of international repute with cumulative Impact factor of
more than 180. He was decorated with prestigious Tamgh-i-Imtiaz in 2012. He has also
earned best University teacher award and Research productivity award. He has
produced 5 Ph.D and 40 M.Phil students.
Dr. Mahmoud is currently an associate professor of Molecular Physiology at Beni-Suef
University (Egypt) and researcher at the Institute of Diabetes & Obesity, Helmholtz Center
Munich (Germany). He received his PHD in Physiology in 2012 followed by a postdoctoral
fellowship at Faculty of Pharmacy, Granada University (Spain), and another postdoctoral
position at the School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). He
joined the Charité University Medicine-Berlin for 2 years as a fellow of Alexander Von
Humboldt Foundation, and joined Helmholtz Center Munich in 2018. Dr Mahmoud has more
than 100 publications and won many prestigious fellowship awards, such as International
Atherosclerosis Society (IAS, USA) and Alexander Von Humboldt-Stiftung fellowships. He has
been appointed as associate editor and lead guest editor for many journals, including Nutrition &
Metabolism and Oxidative Medicine & Cellular Longevity. Furthermore, he is a member in
different societies, including European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS), British Society for
Cardiovascular Research (BSCR), Egyptian Association of Endocrinology, Diabetes and
Atherosclerosis (EAEDA), Egyptian Society of Natural Toxins.
K.H. Ong Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Singapore Biography
Biography of K.H. Ong
Kunn Hadinoto Ong is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical & Biomedical
Engineering at Nanyang Technological University Singapore since 2007. He earned his
bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington (USA) and
doctoral degree also in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University (USA). His current
research interests are on the development of sustainable manufacturing practices for
pharmaceutical and food-derived nutraceutical products with a focus on enhancing the
bioavailability of these bioactive compounds and their life cycle analysis. He has published >
70 papers with H-index of 25 (Web of Science) and graduated > 5 PhD and master students.
D. Ortuño-Sahagún University of Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico Biography
Biography of D. Ortuño-Sahagún
Dr. Daniel Ortuño-Sahagún is Researcher Professor in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guadalajara and visiting professor with the Masters in Neuroscience and Drug Development, University of Barcelona. He is expert reviewer for 33 international journals. Currently President of the Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencias Fisiológicas, and Vice-President of Sociedad Mexicana de Biología del Desarrollo. His main research interests lie in elucidating the molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression involved in aging and various neurodegenerative pathologies, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and Multiple Sclerosis. He also studies the immunomodulatory effects of organosulfur compounds in garlic, and the development of vaccines through genetic engineering.
A. Ota Kinjo Gakuin University Aichi Japan
A.K. Pandey University of Allahabad India
Octavio Paredes-Lopez Cinvestav-IPN Irapuato Unit Guanajuato Mexico Biography
Biography of Octavio Paredes-Lopez
Dr. Paredes-Lopez is the Head Research Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Biochemistry, Center for Research and
Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
He is the Author of 247 research papers, 147 scientific reviews and chapters, 104 technological and divulgation
articles. Co-author of 2 patents on biotechnology. He has helped graduate 38 BSc, 55 MSc and 33 PhD students
and trained several dozens of students for internships. He has attended 183 national and international conferences and presented 218 works in scientific meetings. Recognition and Prizes: Doctor Honoris causa, University of Manitoba; TWAS Member; IFT Fellow.
R.C. Pedrosa Federal University of Santa Catarina Florianópolis Brazil Biography
Biography of R.C. Pedrosa
Dr. Rozangela Curi Pedrosa did her Ph.D. in Pharmacy-Biochemistry from Université de Montpellier II-France. Currently, she is a Full professor of University Federal of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Head Staff Investigator of Experimental Biochemistry Laboratory and Group Leader Research CNPq “Biochemistry of macromolecules toxicology, metabolism and bioenergy”. Her research interests are (a) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Cancer (b) Effect and mechanisms of action of antitumor natural products (c) Cancer drug research (d) Computational biology.
Ion Romulus SCOREI BioBoron Research Institute University of Craiova Craiova Romania Biography
Biography of Ion Romulus SCOREI
Dr. Ion Romulus, Biochemist (1977), obtained his PhD in Biochemistry (1997). He is a rehabilitated Professor of Food Quality and Food Additives at the Faculty of Horticulture, University of Craiova (2009–2018) He is also the founder of the BioBoron Research Institute, Craiova (2011). His research interest is
focused on boron chemistry and biochemistry, and prebiotic origin of life. He is an active member of the International Society of Study on the Origin of Life (ISSOL), scientific reviewer for reputed publications and consultant for various Romanian and foreign companies in the field of dietary supplements. He published 34 ISI papers (H-index 17) and owns six patents in the research area covered by its expertise.
R.S.Z. Saleem Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore Pakistan Biography
Biography of R.S.Z. Saleem
Dr. Rahman Shah Zaib Saleem completed his doctoral studies in synthetic organic/medicinal chemistry from the Michigan State University as Fulbright Scholar in 2011. Currently, he is serving as an assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, SBA School of Sciences and Engineering, LUMS. His current focus of research is in the application of organic synthesis in the medicinal chemistry, natural product synthesis and methodology development. He has research visits to the University of Cambridge as Herchel Smith Fellow and the University of Saarland as DAAD fellow. He has presented his research work in various international conferences including the US National Organic Symposium.
R.L. Singh Dr. RML Avadh University Ayodhya India
A. Sureda University of the Balearic Islands Palma Spain Biography
Biography of A. Sureda
Associate professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of the
Balearic Islands (UIB); Member of the Research Group on Community Nutrition and
Oxidative Stress (NUCOX) at UIB, CIBEROBN (Physiopathology of Obesity and
Nutrition) of the Institute of Health Carlos III, and Foundation of Health Research
Institute of the Balearic Islands (IdISBa), Spain. Author of 14 book chapters, 160
original and review papers and 2 patents. Supervisor of 4 doctoral thesis and 40
T. Tanaka Gifu Municipal Hospital Gifu Japan Biography
Biography of T. Tanaka
Dr. Takuji Tanaka is presently a Director at the Department of Diagnostic Pathology & Research Center of Diagnostic Pathology, Gifu Municipal Hospital. He completed his MD in 1976 and he further obtained PhD in 1982 from the University Gifu, Japan. He has been recognized with many awards such as Tohkai Science Encouragement Prize, Tohkai Science Encouragement Prize and Review of grant application: Dutch Digestive Foundation and many others. He is also a reviewer of different scientific journals. He has also contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals, having citations around 20, 837.
A.C. Uguz Yozgat Bozok University Yozgat Turkey Biography
Biography of A.C. Uguz
Dr A. Cihangir Uguz obtained his PH. D in Biophysics in 2011, after which he worked on different projects dedicated to intracellular calcium signalling and apoptotic pathways in Germany and Spain. He is currently working as an Associate Professor at Yozgat Bozok University. Dr Uguz's research area involves antioxidants and their effects on intracellular signalling cascades and oxidative stress-induced ion channel activation.
A. S. Yalçın Marmara University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of A. S. Yalçın
A. Suha Yalcin is a Professor of Biochemistry at Marmara University School of Medicine,
Istanbul, Turkey. He received BS in Chemistry degree from Bogazici University (1978) and
worked at the Department of Biochemistry, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University
(1979-1985) where he received his Specialist in Clinical Biochemistry (1982) as well as PhD in
Biochemistry (1985) degrees. Since 1985, he has been working at Department of Biochemistry,
Marmara University School of Medicine as Assistant (1985-1986), Associate (1986-1993) and
Full (1993-) Professor of Biochemistry. His research activities focus on oxidative stress
diagnostics, dietary antioxidants as well as protective effects of functional foods/nutraceuticals
on chronic diseases and cancer. He has published more than 120 papers in reputed journals, has
received more than 2,400 citations (h-index: 28) and has been serving as section editor of
Turkish Journal of Biochemistry.
E. N. da Silva Júnior Federal University of Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte Brazil Biography
Biography of E. N. da Silva Júnior
Eufrânio N. da Silva Júnior received his degree in Chemistry from the Catholic University of Brasília
(UCB). In 2007, he completed his MSc at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), and in 2009, he
concluded his PhD at the University of Brasilia (UnB). In 2010, he became Professor of Organic Chemistry
at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). He is a member of the Brazilian Chemical Society and
the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has received the RSC/BMOS Young Investigator Award (2015), Jones
Travelling Fellowship (2016) and Capes/Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers
(2018). His research interests are focused on click chemistry, C-H activation reactions, asymmetric
organocatalysis, nanocatalysis, mechanistic investigations, and the synthesis of heterocyclic and
naphthoquinoidal bioactive compounds. Currently, he is also interested in obtaining fluorescent
substances for the study of their pharmacological and DNA-binding properties. He has authored 86
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M.F. Abu Bakar Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Muar Malaysia Biography
Biography of M.F. Abu Bakar
Associate Professor Dr Mohd Fadzelly Abu Bakar graduated with a BSc and MSc (Nutritional
Sciences) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia and a PhD (Biomedical Sciences) from The
University of Nottingham, UK. His interest on medicinal plants (herbs and fruits) grew in Sabah, and
he researched on the potential health benefits of endemic plants. Back in Johor, Malaysia Dr Mohd
Fadzelly ventured into documenting traditional knowledge of the Jakun as medicinal plants (diseases
such as tuberculosis, cancer, diabetes and gout) as well as for healthcare including as food sources.
His research interest include studying on the efficacy and mechanism-of-action of medicinal plants
that has been claimed traditionally to treat diseases.
O. Bayraktar Ege University Izmir Turkey Biography
Biography of O. Bayraktar
Oguz Bayraktar (MSc, Ph.D.) received his MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering
from West Virginia University, USA. He worked as a faculty member in İzmir Institute of
Technology between 2001-2014. Now, he has been working as a professor at the Department of
Chemical Engineering in Ege University. He published more than 40 publications, and 45
conference proceedings. He has more than 600 citations and his h-index is 15. His research
interests include: biopolymers, bioactivities of natural compounds derived from plants, drug
delivery systems, and nanotechnology.
J.S. Choi Silla University Busan South Korea Biography
Biography of J.S. Choi
Dr. Choi completed his PH. D. in 2006 from Pukyung National University, Busan, Korea, He is currently working as Assistant Director of Fisheries Research and Development Center, and also Professor of Major in Food Biotechnology, Division of Bio-industry at College of Medical and Life Sciences, Silla University. His Research area involves Antifouling acivities from the marine coralline alga Lithophyiium yessoense Foslie, The partial purification and characterization of rubisco in Porphyra okamurae Ueda and many more.
S. Holota Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University Lviv Ukraine Biography
Biography of S. Holota
Dr. Serhii Holota received his PhD degree in field Pharmaceutical
Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at the Department of Pharmaceutical,
Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical
University, Ukraine. After PhD he took part in multidisciplinary research
grant projects dedicated to study biological and chemical aspects of
oxidative stress, inflammatory, cancer and its corrections in Universities of
Poland, Austria and Germany. Currently, he works as Associate Professor
in Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University and Lesya Ukrainka
Eastern European National University, Ukraine. His research area is
focused on the search for selective activity modulators among natural and
synthetic heterocyclic “small molecules”.
M. S. Hui Taylor’s University Selangor Malaysia Biography
Biography of M. S. Hui
Dr. Mah Siau Hui received her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Natural Products Chemistry from Universiti Putra Malaysia and joined School of Biosciences, Taylor’s University since 2013 as an academician. Currently, she is the Program Director for postgrdaute program in her school. Her research interest is focused on the search for biologically important phytochemical compounds from natural products, leading to the discovery of potential anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory lead compounds. Besides, her research area covers the synthesis and structural modification of natural products for structure-activity relationship study, oil palm and functional food research. Dr. Mah has been actively publishing scientific journal papers in renowned international refereed journals.
M.I. Kazeem Lagos State University Lagos Nigeria Biography
Biography of M.I. Kazeem
Dr Mutiu Idowu Kazeem is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry,
Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria. The main thrust of his research is the
development of medicinal foods and plants for the management of metabolic
disorders. This has culminated in the publication of over fifty (50) articles and
chapters in reputable peer-reviewed journals and books respectively. Due to his
wealth of experience in research, he is serving as a reviewer for more than twenty (20) journals among which is the Journal of Food Biochemistry, Journal of
Functional Foods, as well as Food Science and Human Wellness.
Stefania Moccia Institute of Food Sciences, National Research Council (ISA-
CNR) Avellino Italy Biography
Biography of Stefania Moccia
Dr. Stefania Moccia received her Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Salerno, Italy. Currently, she is a researcher at the National Research Council, Institute of Food Sciences, ISA-CNR, in Avellino, Italy. She has been serving as the editorial board member of Current Research in Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences and Plants. She was a subject expert in Organic Chemistry at the University of Sannio, Italy. She has received some scientific grants and published several articles in ISI-indexed journals and some book chapters. Her research interests include designing and formulation of nutraceuticals for biomedical and food applications, the study of natural compounds (food extracts and pure molecules) with health-promoting effects on humans.
K. Mosa University of Sharjah Sharjah UAE Biography
Biography of K. Mosa
Dr. Kareem A. Mosa is an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Biology,
College of Science, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and the Department of
Biotechnology, Al-Azhar University, Egypt. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at
the Department of Plant Science, McGill University, Canada. He was graduated from Al-
Azhar University, Egypt with a B.Sc. in Biotechnology in 2002 where he worked as
teaching assistant for three years. Dr. Mosa received his PhD in 2012 in plant
biotechnology from the Department of Plant, Soil, & Insect Sciences, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. His research and teaching interests lie generally in the
area of plant molecular biology and biotechnology, genetic engineering, and
environmental biotechnology with a focus on developing plants with significant health
benefits to human and developing environmental stress tolerant crops using advanced
molecular biology and Omics tools such as genomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
He has his published researches in the top journals in the field, and also he services as
editorial board member and reviewer in many journals in the field.
S.H. Omar University of New South Wales Sydney Australia Biography
Biography of S.H. Omar
Dr. Syed Haris Omar is a Senior Lecture in Pharmacology, Rural Clinical School, University of New
South Wales, Australia. He received his PhD in Biomedical Science, from School of Biomedical
Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Dr. Haris has more 14 years of teaching and research
experiences. Dr. Haris is associated with various domestic and international scientific societies as a
graduate member. His sustained academic efforts and contributions to advancement in the field of
biomedical science research has been recognized nationally and internationally, and received
best speaker award from International Pharmaceutical Federation and invited speaker and moderator
awards from various conferences organizers.
Dr. Haris interest falls in the research area including Neuroscience (Alzheimer's Disease), In vitro
techniques [(antioxidant assay, enzymes assays, HPLC, Spectroscopy, Cell line (SH-SY5Y cells),
Amyloid beta assay, Tau assay, Nutraceuticals, Natural Products (olive biophenols)], In vivo
techniques [(animal handling: APPswe Mice, behavioral assay)], and Clinical Trials (dementia, obesity
Dinesh K. Patel Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences Allahabad India Biography
Biography of Dinesh K. Patel
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Patel obtained PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India. He is presently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, India. His research interests are focused on the importance of Natural products in Human health complication, especially in Diabetes and its associated secondary complication. He is co-author of 80 papers published in International Journals and many book chapters to his credit and has a good citation index. He is a reviewer for various international Peer-reviewed scientific Journals.
B.G. Prajapati Ganpat University Gujarat India Biography
Biography of B.G. Prajapati
Dr.Bhupendra G. Prajapati is a Professor in Department of Pharmaceutics, Shree
S.K.Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ganpat University,
North Gujarat, India. He has 18 years of experience in academic/industry. He was
awarded the Carrier Award for Young Teacher by AICTE, New Delhi in 2013. He was
also awarded for Distinguished Associate Professor in TechNExt India 2017 by CSI,
Mumbai. He claims on his name more than fifty national and international
publications. He fetched grants for Research Projects, Staff Development Programs,
Seminars, Conferences and Travel Grants from National and State Government
agencies. Currently he is working in the field of lipid based drug delivery and
nanotech formulations. Dr.Bhupendra Prajapati has supervised 7 Ph.D. and 40
M.Pharm students for research projects in the field Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery,
Bioavailability Enhancement and Modified release formulations.
E.A. Yapar Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency Ankara Turkey Biography
Biography of E.A. Yapar
She graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Pharmacy and worked as research
assistant while accomplising M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Department of Pharmaceutical
Technology. She educated on Project Cycle and Management (PCM, PMI). She has
more than 20 years of teaching, research and administration experience. Her fields of
specializations are pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology, medicines, cosmetics,
medical devices, medical foods and natural health products. She has memberships in
various associations, profession organizations, and advisory boards in scientific
journals and also has many scientific articles and studies in the field of pharmacy.
A. Zamani Malayer University Hamedan Iran Biography
Biography of A. Zamani
Dr. Abbas Zamani is currently an Assistant Professor and Head of Fisheries Department at Malayer University, Malayer, Hamedan, Iran. He obtained M.Sc in Fisheries and Aquaculture from Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran in 2006. Later, he received his PhD in Fish Processing Technology from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran in 2012.