Davide Prosperi Department of Biotechnology and Bioscience University of Milano-Bicocca Milano Italy Biography
Biography of Davide Prosperi
Prof. Davide Prosperi is Associate Professor in Biochemistry at the University of Milano Bicocca (Unimib), Department of Biotechnology and Bioscience. Head of the NanoBioLab of Unimib, he is devoted to biomedical and biophysical applications of nanotechnology. In particular, the research activity of Davide Prosperi involves the design, synthesis, functionalization and characterization of colloidal, polymeric and biomimetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications, with particular focus on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. He is author of over 100 scientific publications. He is one of the author of the patent “Nanoconstructs with pharmacological activity” (n° WO2014013473-A1), and co-founder of the spin-off company inTHEna srl, aiming to design and development of molecules, nanostructures and technologies for biomedical studies and diagnosis, prevention and therapy of human and animal diseases.
Cheorl-Ho Kim Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology Unit Department of Biological Science, SungKyunKwan University Suwon City, 440-746 South Korea
Nan Mei Division of Genetic and Molecular Toxicology National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 3900 NCTR Road, Jefferson, AR 72079 U.S.A. Biography
Biography of Nan Mei
Dr. Nan Mei is a Research Biologist in the Division of Genetic and Molecular Toxicology at the U.S. FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR). He received his M.D. from Hebei Medical University (China) in 1984 and Ph.D. from the University of Occupational and Environmental Health (Japan) in 1997. His completed and on-going projects include the evaluation of the mutagenic effects of direct mutagens, herbal dietary supplements, industrial compounds, nanoparticles, ingredients in cosmetics and other retail products, and tobacco products. Dr. Mei has published 87 peer-reviewed research articles in prestigious journals and 13 book chapters. He has also served as a member of 8 journal editorial boards.
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.
Zeno Foldes-Papp University teaching hospital of Hamburg Hamburg Germany
Peter H. Lu Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH USA
Kenneth Blum Western University Health Sciences Pomona, CA USA
Jun Lu Southwest University Chongqing China Biography
Biography of Jun Lu
Prof. Jun Lu is Professor and the head of the Teaching and Research in Pharmacology Section in College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Southwest University, China. He obtained his PhD degree in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a STA and a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at RIKEN in Japan from 2000 to 2002, and a postdoc, Researcher, Assistant Professsor, and Senior Researcher in Karolinska institutet from 2003 to 2016. His current research interests focus on redox pharmacology and the development of the novel drugs targeting thiol-based redox antioxidant enzyme systems. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed research papers with h-index 27, and more than 3800 citations.
Section: Cardiovascular Section
Gjumrakch Aliev "GALLY" International Biomedical Research Consulting LLC San Antonio, TX USA
Section: Recombinant DNA Technologies Section
Heinz P. Nasheuer National University of Ireland Galway Galway Ireland Biography
Biography of Heinz P. Nasheuer
Prof. Heinz Peter Nasheuer is Personal Professor in Biochemistry at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, Galway, Ireland. He completed his PhD at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Germany, and did postdoctoral studies at the Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests are the mecha¬nisms of cell cycle control, DNA replication and DNA damage signalling. Recently he established that small RNAs regulate eukaryotic DNA replication. He has a year-long experience in recombinant DNA technologies including protein expression in variety of cell-based systems.
Section: Cancer Section
Sanjeeb K. Sahoo Laboratory of Nanomedicine, Institute of Life Sciences, Nalco Square, Chandrasekharpur Bhubaneswar 751023, Orissa India Biography
Biography of Sanjeeb K. Sahoo
Dr. Sahoo obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in chemistry from the University of Delhi, Delhi, India. Presently, Dr Sahoo is a scientist at the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the research related to nanotechnology based drug delivery to cancer. Dr Sahoo has authored more than 80 manuscripts, 5 patents and edited one book “Nanotechnology in Health Care”
Frontiers Section Editor
Giuseppe La Torre Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Giuseppe La Torre
Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health at the Sapienza University, Rome.
He got the Degree in Medicine, specialised in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology and
Public Health), Master of Science in Epidemiology and Doctor of Science in Epidemiology.
His main research activities, including design, conduct and analysis, are in the Public Health
Epidemiology and Occupational health areas. We has been President of the EUPHA Section of Public Health Epidemiology. He published 480 scientific articles on national and international peer reviewed papers.
Editorial Board Members
Luca Agnifili University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara Chieti Italy Biography
Biography of Luca Agnifili
Dr. Luca Agnifili is Research Fellow at the National High-Tech Eye Center of the University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Italy. His main field of interest is Glaucoma, with research projects focusing on ocular surface changes induced by anti-glaucoma medications, tear film proteomics, patho-physiology of aqueous humor outflow, and imaging of the anterior segment of the eye. He represents one the most expert worldwide of in vivo confocal microscopy in glaucoma. His research activity resulted in more than 100 publications, with a current H-index of 19. Dr Agnifili is invited speaker in several glaucoma meetings and trained numerous residents in ophthalmology and postdoctoral research fellows".
Pablo T. Antelo University of Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela Spain Biography
Biography of Pablo T. Antelo
Pablo Taboada (PT) gained his PhD in 1999 at the U. of Santiago of Compostela (USC)
(Spain). PT has co-authored 163 papers included in JCR (h-index 30, >2900 citations) and has
participated as PI or team member in more than 27 national/international competitive
research projects and contracts with different public and private institutions. he received a Ramón y Cajal fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Science and
Innovation to incorporate his knowledge about block copolymers as a new research line at
Treena L. Arinzeh New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ USA Biography
Biography of Treena L. Arinzeh
Dr. Treena Livingston Arinzeh obtained her Ph.D. degree (1999) in Bioengineering from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Dr. Arinzeh is currently Professor of Biomedical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA. Her skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Materials Engineering, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, etc. Dr. Arinzeh, as an author/co-author, has published more than 60 articles in various journals, having over 1,775 total citations.
Athar Ata The University of Winnipeg Winnipeg, MB Canada Biography
Biography of Athar Ata
Dr. Athar Ata is a Chair person of Department of Chemistry, University of Winnipeg, Canada. Professor Ata’s research skills involved a. Isolation of bioactive compounds from natural sources using a wide variety of chromatographic techniques as well as bioassay guided fractionation methods, b. microbial transformations of bioactive natural products using liquid culture of bacteria and fungi at small and large scales, c. Chemical modification of bioactive natural products to study structure-activity relationships. His research has resulted in about 74 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. He is a member of American Chemical Society and got Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007-2008. He is an Editorial Board member of Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
Sofia Avnet University of Bologna Bologna Italy Biography
Biography of Sofia Avnet
Sofia Avnet graduated in Medical Biotechnology and in Cellular and Molecular Biology and started research on bone tumors at the Kimmel Cancer Inst., Philadelphia, PA and at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Inst. (IOR), Bologna, Italy, and continued her study on cancer molecular targeting at the Inst. for Cancer Care and Research, Candiolo, Italy. After her PhD, She was a Research fellow at the Univ. of Turku, Finland and a visiting researcher at Lady Davis Inst. for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec in 2007. From 2008, Avnet became a staff Biotechnologist at Orthopaedic Pathophysiology and Regenerative Medicine Lab at IOR and her research activity focused on bone tumor biology and the role of metabolic reprogramming during the stroma-tumor interaction.
Ajay K. Banga College of Pharmacy, Mercer University Atlanta, GA USA
Jeff W.M. Bulte The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD USA
Weibo Cai University of Wisconsin Madison, WI USA Biography
Biography of Weibo Cai
Dr. Cai is an Associate Professor of Radiology/Medical Physics/Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA. He received a PhD degree in Chemistry from UCSD in 2004. Dr. Cai’s research at UW-Madison (http://mi.wisc.edu/) is primarily focused on molecular imaging and nanotechnology. Dr. Cai has authored >200 peer-reviewed articles (total citation: >10,000; H-index: 56). He has edited 3 books, given >160 talks, and received many awards. Dr. Cai’s trainees at UW - Madison have received ~70 awards. Dr. Cai has served on the Editorial Board of >20 journals, and participated in many grant review panels.
P. Carpineto University “G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara Chieti Italy Biography
Biography of P. Carpineto
Born in 1964, August 12 at Chieti, Italy
Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University "G. D'Annunzio" of Chieti, Italy, in 1989.
Specialization in Ophthalmology, University of Catania, Italy, in 1993.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology,
Head of Specialization School of Ophthalmology,
University “G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Italy.
Author of 270 scientific papers, 97 of which peer reviewed and cited by Journal Citation Report
Reviewer of the Italian Instruction, University and Research Ministry (MIUR)
Reviewer of the Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific Evaluation (REPRISE)
Vitreoretinal national expert of Italian Society of Ophthalmology (SOI).
Giovanni Cizza NIDDK, NIH Bethesda, Maryland USA Biography
Biography of Giovanni Cizza
Dr. Giovanni Cizza obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Firenze Firenze, Italy. He has presently been working as a Senior Director, Clinical Development, Biopharmaceuticals. His subject areas are Medicine Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology Neuroscience Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics Immunology and Microbiology Agricultural and Biological Sciences. He has contributed 94 publications, having around 3840 in different publications.
C. Comi University of Piemonte Orientale Novara Italy Biography
Biography of C. Comi
Cristoforo Comi received his M.D. degree from the University of Milan, Italy, board
certification in neurology, and Ph.D. degree in molecular medicine from the University of
Piemonte Orientale (UPO). He is Associate Professor of Neurology and Head of the
Laboratory of Molecular Neurology at UPO, Novara, Italy. His area of expertise includes
the molecular bases of neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases. His main
research achievements are regarding the role of T-cell apoptosis in neuroinflammatory
diseases and the study of proinflammatory genes and cytokines in neurodegenerative
diseases. Current studies are concerned with the role of immunity and inflammation in
chronic neurodegeneration, with a special focus on identifying biomarkers of disease
J.E. Curtis National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, MD USA Biography
Biography of J.E. Curtis
Dr. Curtis is a research chemist at the Center of Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry and postdoctoral training in computational chemistry from University of California, Irvine. He has received awards from The National Academies in 2004 and a Silver Medal from the Department of Commerce. He has published 60 research articles in national and international peer review journals. His research work focuses on using neutron scattering and molecular simulation to investigate structure and dynamics of soft-matter systems of importance to the economy of the United States.
Michael K. Danquah Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia Biography
Biography of Michael K. Danquah
Professor Michael K. Danquah is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. He is a Full Professor in Chemical Engineering, Curtin University. Professor Danquah’s research activities involve the development of emerging biopharmaceuticals, biofuels / bioproducts and environmental bioremediation systems. His research has resulted in about 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference publications and technical reports, with a current H-index of 26. He has trained and supervised numerous researchers including postdoctoral research fellows, PhD and honours project students. He is an Editorial Board member of Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Current Chromatography, and an Associate Editor of BMC Biotechnology.
P. Del Pino University of Santiago de Comspotela Santiago de Compostela Spain Biography
Biography of P. Del Pino
Dr. del Pino is, since 2016, “Ramon y Cajal” Assistant Professor and PI of BioNanoTools Laboratory of the Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials at University of Santiago de Compostela. He received his M.S. in Physics from Universidad of Sevilla, and Ph.D. in Biophysics from Technical University of Munich. Before starting his own group at CiQUS, he has been researcher in LMU, INA (University of Zaragoza), CIC biomaGUNE and Philipps-University of Marburg. His research focuses on design of functional nanomaterials for applications in Life Science, synthesis of inorganic /organic nanoparticles and applications in nanomedicine.
K.G. Desai GlaxoSmithKline Collegeville, PA USA Biography
Biography of K.G. Desai
Dr. Desai is an Associate Fellow in the Department of Biopharmaceutical Product Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, USA. He has over 11 years of academic and industrial research experience with outstanding accomplishments. Dr. Desai earned his BS and MS degrees in Pharmacy, and PhD degree in Biotechnology. He has received numerous awards for his original research contributions, including Outstanding Consumer and Diversified Product Paper Award from the Controlled Release Society, Outstanding PhD Student Award from National Research Foundation of Korea, and multiple Employee Recognition Awards form GSK. Dr. Desai has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed international journals.
Martin F. Desimone University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina Biography
Biography of Martin F. Desimone
Martin Federico Desimone was born in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated from Pharmacy and Biochemistry at University of Buenos Aires and received his Ph.D. degree from the same University. After a postdoctoral period in the University of the Basque Country, Spain, he joined in 2008, the Laboratoire Chimie de la Matiére Condensée de Paris. Actually, he is a CONICET researcher and holds a Full Professor position at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His current focus is on the design of functional organic, inorganic and biological hybrid materials and to study of the interactions in the nano- and microscale for biomedical and biotechnological applications.
Jesús Devesa Medical Center Foltra Teo Spain Biography
Biography of Jesús Devesa
Dr. Jesus received his Ph. D and M.D from School of Medicine Santiago DE Compostela. he is currently working as a Scientific Director in University of Santiago de Compostela. He was the first in the world to use GH to recover a young patient after diffuse axonal injury and severe sequels and first to promote full distal innervation in a child affected by Caudal Regression Syndrome and Sacral agenesis. He has received 25 awards in Research. He has an H-Index of 21 and serving as an Editorial Board Member of many scientific journals.
Nicola Di Daniele Università Tor Vergata Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Nicola Di Daniele
Prof. Nicola Di Daniele is Full Professor in Internal Medicine at the University of Rome (Tor Vergata), Department of Systems Medicine. Head of the Clinical Care Department of Medicine, he is expertise in arterial hypertension and clinical nutrition. In particular, he has been involved in studies investigating the effects of the Mediterranean Diet in the prevention of the metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and its effects on longevity. He has also tried to identify novel risk markers for obesity, by investigating the role of polymorphic variants of some obesity related genes
Michael L. Doyle Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development Princeton, NJ USA Biography
Biography of Michael L. Doyle
Dr. Doyle is Senior Principal Investigator of Protein Science at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has 25 years of drug discovery experience in biophysical characterization of protein drugs and targets. Michael earned his PhD in Protein Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He was a founding member of the Molecular Interactions Group of Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), where he played a leading role in developing protein interaction systems to benchmark molecular interaction technologies across multiple laboratories. Michael has published 80 scientific articles and Co-Edited “Biocalorimetry 2: Applications of Calorimetry in the Biological Sciences.
Edward Eisenstein University of Maryland Rockville, MD USA
Jonathan Engle University of Wisconsin Madison, WI USA Biography
Biography of Jonathan Engle
Jonathan Engle is an accelerator physics and radiochemist specializing in radionuclide production for medical applications. His efforts focus on the formation of novel radionuclides, their isolation from cyclotron target materials, and their use in positron emission tomography imaging, basic science research, and industrial applications. He is the recipient of a 2017 Department of Energy Early Career Award to study the formation of novel radionuclides using vast spallation neutrons. Other current projects focus on the application of radiomanganese in tracking functional pancreatic beta cell mass and the use of Auger-emitting radionuclides for therapeutic treatment of human disease.
Stylianos Fakas Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL USA Biography
Biography of Stylianos Fakas
Dr. Stylianos Fakas is Assistant Professor of Food Biotechnology at Alabama A&M University. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from Agricultural University of Athens, Greece and his M.Sc. degree from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. His postdoctoral training was at University of Patras, Greece and at Rutgers University, NJ. His research is on the regulation of lipid biosynthesis in yeast cells utilizing molecular genetics and biochemical approaches. He is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from which he received several travel awards and he is the recipient of Carman Prize in Lipids for excellence in research.
Massimilano Filosto University of Brescia Brescia Italy Biography
Biography of Massimilano Filosto
Dr. Massimilano Filosto has obtained his PhD in Neurosciences at University of Verona after a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, USA. He is a member of the Treat- NMD Neuromuscular Network. His main interests is in the field of Neuroscience are muscle, nerve and motor neuron diseases. His work focuses on metabolic myopathies,genotype/phenotyperelations,epigenetic and pathological findings in mitochondrial diseases and muscle glycogenoses. He is full Individual Member of the European Academy of Neurology and participates to expert panels in neuromuscular diseases, peripheral neuropathies and motor neuron diseases.
Vittorio Fineschi Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy
A. Fioravanti Rheumatology Unit- Azienda Ospedaliera Senese Siena Italy Biography
Biography of A. Fioravanti
Graduate in 1980 at the University of Siena (Italy) in Medical School, Major in
Endocrinology, Rheumatology , PhD in Experimental Rheumatology, having since 1989 the charge of
“Assistant of Professor” at the “ Rheumatology Unit” of the General Hospital “Le Scotte” of Siena. Hold’s
office since 2004 for High Specialization in diagnosis and therapy of degenerative rheumatic diseases.
She is involved in clinical and laboratory research with about 200 edit papers on scientific journals.
The Dr is also co-author of 12 books dedicate to rheumatologic disease and Medical Hydrology.
C.M. Franco University of Santiago de Compostela A Coruña Spain Biography
Biography of C.M. Franco
Dr. Carlos M. Franco completed his graduation in Veterinary Sciences in 1990, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Nutrition and Bromatology in 1994. Dr. Franco is currently Full Professor, in the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology, at University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago, Spain. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Chromatography, RNA, Mass Spectrometry, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography, Microbiology, Microbial Molecular Biology, Applied Microbiology, Antibiotic Resistance, Food Safety, etc. Dr. Franco, as an author/co-author, has published more than 105 articles in various journals, having over 1,755 total citations.
H. Fumiyuki Keio University School of Medicine Tokyo Japan Biography
Biography of H. Fumiyuki
Fumiyuki Hattori has obtained Ph.D. from graduate school of science, Nagoya University. He has currently been working as an Associate Professor since 2012. He also works at the Department of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine. His subject areas are Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology Medicine Immunology and Microbiology Neuroscience Agricultural and Biological Sciences. He has contributed around 30 publications, having citations around 1904.
Nilesh W. Gaikwad Gaikwad Steroidomics Laboratory Davis, CA USA Biography
Biography of Nilesh W. Gaikwad
Dr. Gaikwad's research has been focused in the areas of Metabolomics, Metabolism, Modulation of Metabolic Pathways, Mass Spectrometry and its Applications, Chemical Carcinogenesis, Food and Disease Biomarkers, and Biomarker Synthesis. Steroidomics platform that he has recently developed is the first, most advanced and unique in the world. Using this platform, we can now measure all classes of steroids with enhanced precision and sensitivity. He has patented this technology.
Alessandra Gianoncelli University of Brescia Brescia Italy Biography
Biography of Alessandra Gianoncelli
Dr. Alessandra Gianoncelli is Assistant Professor (art. 24 c.3-b L. 240/10) of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Laboratory of Proteomic, Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia. She is the coordinator of proteomic laboratory at the Department Molecular and Translational Medicine at the University of Brescia. The research activity of Alessandra Gianoncelli is focused on the analysis of proteins, biotechnological drugs and biosimilars and small molecules in biological and natural matrix by mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography.
Nicola G. Giordano University of Siena Siena Italy Biography
Biography of Nicola G. Giordano
Nicola Giuseppe Giordano is specialist in Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergology and Associated Professor of Internal Medicine of the University of Siena. He belongs to the Council of the Teachers of the PHD in “Genetic, Oncology and Clinical Medicine”. He has been director of the Graduate School for Internal Medicine. He is the Chief of the Scleroderma Unit of the Hospital of Siena. He is author/co-author of more than 200 manuscripts printed on international literature, concerning pathogenetic, clinical and therapeutic aspects of some congenital and acquired diseases of the musculoskeletal system, in particular connective tissue disorders.
S. Goel Houston Methodist Research Institute Houston, TX USA
Daniel Gomez University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina
Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes Comparative Physiology Lab Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes
Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes is currently Senior Researcher and Head of the Comparative Physiology Lab at INIA. His research activities has been funded by several national and international funding bodies and its impact is determined by 187 SCI papers, 12 PhD Thesis and several books and book chapters. He has been actively involved in international collaborations and is currently member of the Managing Committee and leader of Working Group at the EU COST Action BM1308 “Sharing Advances on Large Animal Models”. He is also actively working in Research Ethics and is member of the Scientific Ethic Committee of the OPIs of the Spanish Government.
Roberta Granese University Hospital of Messina Messina Italy Biography
Biography of Roberta Granese
Prof. Roberta Granese received her degree in Medicine from University of Messina, Italy, in 1998. She did specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics from the University of Messina, Italy, in 2003 and received her PhD degree in “Therapeutic alternative to the hormonal therapy in the treatment of climacteric syndrome” from University of Messina, Italy, in 2008. Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer in the U.O.C. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Department of Human Pathology in Adulthood and Childhood “G. Barresi” at the University Hospital of Messina, Italy. Dr. Granese has numerous contributions and notable scientific publications to his credit.
Lei Guo National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Jefferson, AR USA
Solomon Habtemariam Herbal Analysis Services & Pharmacognosy Research Laboratories Kent UK
Yoichi Hayashi Meiji University Tokyo Japan Biography
Biography of Yoichi Hayashi
Prof. Yoichi Hayashi received the Dr. Eng. degree in systems engineering from Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo in 1984. In 1986, he joined the Computer Science Department of Ibaraki University, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. Since 1996, he has been a Full Professor at Computer Science Department, Meiji University, Tokyo. He authored over 230 published computer science papers. His current research interests include deep learning, eXplainable AI, rule extraction, classifiers, digital radiology, bioinformatics and medical informatics. He has been the Action Editor of Neural Networks. He has been a senior member of the IEEE since 2000.
Hao Hong Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI USA Biography
Biography of Hao Hong
Dr. Hong is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology at University of Michigan and a faculty member at UM Center for Molecular Imaging (CMI). He obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry from Nanjing University, China. He has nearly 10 years of experience in the research of molecular imaging, particularly PET imaging, and his research is also focused on the development of novel functional nanomaterials for cancer theranostics. Dr. Hong has authored more than 90 manuscripts, 4 patents, 8 book chapters, and co-edited “Protein-Protein Interactions – computational and experimental tools”. Dr. Hong is currently the editorial board member of Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, published by Bentham Science Publishers.
Xudong Huang Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School Charlestown, MA USA Biography
Biography of Xudong Huang
Dr. Xudong Huang is the Co-director for Neurochemistry Laboratory at Psychiatry Department of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Huang received his Ph.D. from MIT. He performed his postdoctoral work at MGH/HMS. His current research thrust is centered upon: (i) validating potential link of environmental stressors such as exposure of metals and engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and neurodegeneration; (ii) Alzheimer’s genomics and image data analysis using clinical data and machine- and deep- learning-based big data analytics; (iii) Discovery of novel theranostics. Dr. Huang serves on scientific advisory and editorial boards for many research foundations and scientific journals.
Jerzy Jankun The University of Toledo Toledo OH USA Biography
Biography of Jerzy Jankun
Prof. Jerzy Jankun is Full Professor in Urology Department at the University of Toledo USA. He extensively studied proteolysis in carcinogenesis. In particular, the research activity of Prof. Jankun involves the inhibition of plasminogen activation system and metaloproteinaseswith particular focus on the treatment of variety of cancers. He also works on applications of plasminogen activator system in blood clotting and on plasminogen activation inhibitor deficiency. He is author of over 125 scientific publications and 8 patents (USA, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Poland and others).
Nagendra Kaushik Kwangwoon University Seoul Korea Biography
Biography of Nagendra Kaushik
Prof. Nagendra is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the Kwangwoon University at Seoul, South Korea. He received a PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences from Delhi University in 2010. Prof. Nagendra research at Kwangwoon University is primarily focused on plasma medicine, cancer biology, immune-modulation, chemical biology and nanotechnology. Prof. Nagendra has authored >60 peer-reviewed articles (total citation: >1227; H-index: 20). Prof. Nagendra has served as the Editorial Board and Reviewer of >30 journals, and participated in many special issues of renowned journals as a guest editor.
V. Kayser The University of Sydney Sydney Australia Biography
Biography of V. Kayser
Veysel Kayser is an Associate Professor in the Sydney School of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. He received his B.Sc. from Hacettepe University (Turkey), Ph.D. from the University of Leeds (UK). He then performed post-doctoral research at the Max-Planck Institute (Germany) and at MIT (US). Before joining the University of Sydney, he was a senior staff scientist at MIT.
Reza Khodarahmi Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences Kermanshah Iran Biography
Biography of Reza Khodarahmi
Dr. Reza Khodarahmi (Professor in Biochemistry) was born in Nahavand-Iran, 1974. He received his Bsc degree in general Biology from the Razi University-Kermanshah and then graduated in Biochemistry (Msc) from the Tarbiat Modarres University-Tehran. He received his PhD degree in 2005 from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Tehran for his studies on the effects of artificial chaperones on protein misfolding and aggregation. Since 2007, he has held a position in the school of Pharmaceutical Sciences (and Medical Biology Research Center), Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. His research interests focus on the in vitro characterization of oxidative events accompanying amyloid aggregation, drug-protein interaction and enzyme inhibition, using both experimental and computational tools.
Seok J. Kim The Catholic University of Korea Seoul Korea Biography
Biography of Seok J. Kim
Prof. SEOK JUNG KIM is a professor of orthopedic surgery at the Catholic University, Korea. As a vice-dean of catholic university, he served his effort and idea for development and progression of educational system. He also served as director of the cell therapy center, UJB St. Mary’s hospital, Catholic University of Korea for 10 years. His main interest is ‘articular cartilage and bone regeneration’ for cartilage defect, osteonecrosis, fracture, non-union, etc. He treated fracture patients successfully using autologous cultured osteoblast in 2001, and this is world 1st case. He experienced more than 1000 cases of cartilage regeneration using stem cells and collagen, hyaluronic acid. For bone regeneration, he performed clinical trial as a principal investigator using autologous cultured osteoblasts for delayed union of fracture patient successfully in 2009. This is also world 1st clinical trial in that field.
Masataka Kinjo Hokkaido University Sapporo Japan
Alexander M. Klibanov Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA USA Biography
Biography of Alexander M. Klibanov
Alexander Klibanov received his M.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Chemical Enzymology both from Moscow University in Russia. Following his immigration to the United States in 1977, he spent 1.5 years as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego, before joining the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he is currently an Endowed-Chaired Professor of Chemistry and Bioengineering. His current research interests include medicinal chemistry, new antimicrobial materials; enzyme chemistry and biotechnology; and pharmaceutical formulations. He has authored over 310 scientific papers and 21 issued U.S. patents (plus many pending), has given over 370 invited presentations, including many named lectures all over the world, and is a member of 12 journal editorial boards. Dr. Klibanov has received numerous prestigious professional awards, including the Leo Friend Award, the Ipatieff Prize, the Marvin J. Johnson Award, and the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, all from the American Chemical Society, as well as the International Enzyme Engineering Prize. He was elected both to the National Academy of Sciences and to the National Academy of Engineering of the United States. Dr. Klibanov has started six pharmaceutical companies and has been a scientific advisor, consultant, and/or director for numerous pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies.
B.I. Kurganov Research Center of Biotechnology of the Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow Russia Biography
Biography of B.I. Kurganov
Boris Kurganov obtained his PhD at the Moscow State University. In 1984 he was awarded the USSR State Prize in the field “Chemical basis of biological catalysis”. From 1989 he is working in A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences where he was a Head of Laboratory of Enzyme Systems. Now he is a Chief research worker in A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Research Center of Biotechnology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Boris Kurganov is a member of Editorial Boards of “International Journal of Biological Macromolecules” (Elsevier), “Biochemistry (Moscow)”, “Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology” and “Neurochemical Journal”.
Zongjin Li Nankai University School of Medicine Tianjin China Biography
Biography of Zongjin Li
Dr. Li got his PhD degree from Peking Union Medical College and did his postdoctoral training at the MIPS (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) and the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. Currently Dr. Li is a Professor in the Department of Pathophysiology and Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Stem Cell Therapy at Nankai University School of Medicine, Tianjin (China). He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers on molecular imaging and stem cell therapy and his work was funded by several key grants from National Key Scientific Program of China and National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Giovanni Li Volti University of Catania Catania Italy Biography
Biography of Giovanni Li Volti
Prof. Li Volti graduated from the school of Medicine and obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Pediatrics at the University of Catania, Italy. Currently Prof. Li Volti is Associate Professor at the school of Medicine of the University of Catania and he is also chairman of the Department of the EuroMediterranean Institute of Science and Technology of Palermo (Italy). He has published more than 150 scientific publications and serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is also Associate Editor of Frontiers in Pharmacology and member of the editorial board of PlosOne and Medicine.
Andrew Love The James Hutton Institute Dundee UK Biography
Biography of Andrew Love
Andrew Love obtained BSc and Ph.D. degrees, and also carried out seven years postdoctoral work at the University of Glasgow. He then joined The James Hutton Institute in 2009 as a senior scientist, and later became a research leader in 2013. His research interests are broad and include: utilizing plants and bacteria as biofactories to produce vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutic proteins; producing non-infectious virus structures which can be functionalized with different chemical, enzymatic and antigenic reactivities.
Jonathan Lovell University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY USA
Jesús F. Lucas European University of Madrid Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of Jesús F. Lucas
Dr Jesús Fernández Lucas studied chemistry in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2002), and performed PhD degree in Pharmacy in Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2008), with several pre and postdoctoral stages in some important research institutes, such as CBSMO-UAM or Pasteur Institute. In 2013 he created the Applied Biotechnology Group (Universidad Europea de Madrid), focused in the biocatalytic and biomedical applications of enzymes from purine and pyrimidine salvage pathway.
Haripada Maity Bioverativ, A Sanofi Company Waltham, MA USA
Francesco Marampon Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Francesco Marampon
Dr. Francesco Marampon obtained his Ph.D. degree in Experimental Medicine and Endocrinology from the Department of Experimental Medicine, Histology and Embryology, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy. Since 2017, Dr. Marampon is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Radiotherapy at Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Cancer Biology, Apoptosis, Oncology, Cancer Cells, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Radiotherapy, Oncogenes, Cancer Stem Cells, etc. Dr. Marampon, as an author/co-author, has published more than 55 articles in various journals, having over 825 total citations.
Giorgio Mattei University of Pisa Pisa Italy
Ambikanandan Misra The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Vadodara India
Luca Morini University of Pavia Pavia Italy Biography
Biography of Luca Morini
Dr. Luca Morini has obtained Ph.D. in Biomedical and Translational Science from the University of Verona, Italy in 2009. He has been serving as an Assistant Professor at University of Pavia since 2015. His main research interests are in the development and validation of LC-MS/MS procedures for the determination of xenobiotics in biological matrices, as well as the evaluation of different ethanol direct metabolites, as potential markers in alcohol acute and chronic abuse diagnosis. He has contributed more than 45 publications, having citations around 1,152.
Christoph Mulert University Medical Center Hamburg Germany
Giuseppe Musumeci University of Catania Catania Italy Biography
Biography of Giuseppe Musumeci
Prof. Musumeci obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Human Movement Sciences from the University of Catania Medical School, Italy. Currently, Prof. Musumeci is Associate Professor (Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Human Anatomy and Histology Section, School of Medicine), Deputy Dean (Human Movement Sciences School) and Director (Master’s School in Posturology and Movement Sciences) at the University of Catania, Italy. He has published more than 150 scientific publications and serves as an editor and reviewer for several peer-reviewed international journals and projects.
Siddavaram Nagini Annamalai University Tamil Nadu India Biography
Biography of Siddavaram Nagini
Dr. S. Nagini is currently a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. She did her Masters Degree in Biochemistry from JIPMER, Ph.D. in Cancer Institute, Chennai and postdoctoral research in the University of Liverpool, UK. Prof. Nagini's research focuses on oncogenic signalling pathways, molecular targets for chemointervention and comparative oncology. Prof. Nagini has supervised 16 Ph.D. students, and authored 4 books, 8 chapters in edited research volumes, and 135 international research papers. She has filed 1 national and 2 international patents.
François Niyonsaba Juntendo University Tokyo Japan Biography
Biography of François Niyonsaba
François Niyonsaba is a professor at Juntendo University. His research interests include investigation of immunomodulatory functions of antimicrobial (host defense) peptides in host defense against immunity using animal models and primary cells. He has published more than 100 papers, reviews and books, including papers in the world’s leading journals, and has 10 patents awarded. His numerous awards include: International Cytokine Society Outstanding Scholar Award; Takamitsu Sekine Research Award; Excellent Young Researchers Overseas Visit Program from the JSPS; Naito Foundation Fellowship, and Award for Excellence from the Eastern Asia Dermatology Congress. He is also a scientific consultant in two pharmaceutical companies.
Ilkay Erdogan Orhan Gazi University Ankara Turkey
Beatriz Pelaz University of Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela Spain Biography
Biography of Beatriz Pelaz
Beatriz Pelaz. Research associate at the Center of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials and the Department of Physic of particles at the University of Santiago de Compostela since 2017. Her research is focused on the application of new materials in biology and medicine. She graduated in Chemistry from University of Valladolid and Biochemistry from University of Zaragoza. After she carried out her PhD studies at the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragón (INA, University of Zaragoza), she moved in 2012 to the group of Prof. Wolfgang J. Parak in the Philipps-University of Marburg, where she was awarded to a Humboldt Fellowship.
Gianfranco Peluso Italian National Research Council – CNR Naples Italy Biography
Biography of Gianfranco Peluso
Prof. Gianfranco Peluso graduated magna cum laude and special mention in Medicine at the University of Naples, Italy. He has been Director of the Department of Experimental Oncology at the National Cancer Institute and has coordinated the Italian Chapter of the European Glioblastoma Research Group. Currently, he is Research Director at Italian National Research Council. His scientific activity and areas of interest include: mitochondrial metabolism and how it is modulated by nutrients, drugs, etc.; carnitine system in healthy and pathological conditions; nanoscience and nanotechnology applied to medicine.
Yan Peng The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Dallas, TX USA Biography
Biography of Yan Peng
Yan Peng, MD, PhD is a Professor of Pathology at UT-Southwestern Medical Center. She serves as Pathology Liaison at Cancer Committee of the Simmons Cancer Center and University Hospitals. She is President of North Texas Society of Pathologists 2018-2019 and President of International Association of Chinese Pathologists 2017-2018. She served as Medical Directors for CLIA certified Immunohistochemistry, Image Analysis and FISH Labs for about 10 years. Her research is focused on diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive biomarkers in breast cancer and gynecologic cancer. She has authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters. She is an Editor-Board Member in multiple scientific journals.
Huang Peng Shenzhen University Shenzhen China Biography
Biography of Huang Peng
Prof. Peng Huang received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012. Then he joined the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2015, he moved to Shenzhen University as a Distinguished Professor. His research focuses on the design, synthesis, and biomedical applications of molecular imaging contrast agents, stimuli-responsive programmed targeting drug delivery systems, and activatable theranostics. Starting from 2008, Dr. Huang has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, which have received a total citation of > 5,000 times and given him an H-index at 39.
M.L.C. Pico University of Santiago de Compostela Santiago Spain Biography
Biography of M.L.C. Pico
Dr. Pico is the Head of the Neonatology Service and Director of the Diagnostic and Treatment Unit of Congenital Metabolic Diseases of the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He is currently working as an Associate Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He is the Leader of the neonatology and metabolopathies research group of the Sanitary Research Institute of Santiago, belonging to the ISCIII. His research interest include Neonatology and Hereditary Metabolic Diseases Neonatology and Hereditary Metabolic Diseases.
Colin Pouton Monash University Victoria Australia
E. Ranzato University of Piemonte Orientale Alessandria Italy Biography
Biography of E. Ranzato
Dr. Ranzato obtained his Ph.D degree from University of Piemonte Orientale. He is currently working as Fixed-Term Researcher in Cell Biology at University of Piemonte Orientale. He has the honor of receiving Junior Researcher Award from Italian Association for Cell Culture. Ranzato has developed an in vitro, human wound-healing model able to investigate the effects of various agents and experimental conditions on the wound re-epithelialization process. ERa is currently using both platelet derivatives and natural compounds, as experimental tools, in order to perform a more in-depth analysis, in terms of cell biology and proteomics, of the mechanisms of wound healing. She has the h-index of 15 and currently serving as an Editorial board member of many scientific journals.
Eva Reali University of Ferrara Ferrara Italy Biography
Biography of Eva Reali
Dr. Eva Reali is currently a visiting Scientist at Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy. She received Master Degree in Pharmacy from University of Ferrara, Italy in 1989 and Ph.D. Program in “Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology” from Faculty of Medicine, University of Ferrara, Italy in 1996. She has numerous honors/awards and publications to his credit.
Filippo Rossi Politecnico di Milano Milano Italy Biography
Biography of Filippo Rossi
Filippo Rossi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta” at Politecnico di Milano (Milano, Italy). In February 2011 he received Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano with honors with an experimental thesis on polymeric devices able to control and sustain the release of cells and drugs in spinal cord injury treatment. He also spend research period as visiting Ph.D. student at Imperial College, London. He is working as Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano and as Guest Researcher at Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri. His main research interests are in the field of innovative polymer materials for nanomedicine, drug delivery and tissue engineering with experimental and model studies.
M. Ruvo University of Naples Federico II 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.
Mark Saifer Mountain View Pharm CA USA
Seiichi Sakamoto Kyushu University Fukuoka Japan Biography
Biography of Seiichi Sakamoto
Dr. Seiichi Sakamoto received his Ph.D. degree in Pharmacy from Kyushu University in 2011. Then, he joined Nagasaki International University as Research Associate. In 2013, he moved to Kyushu University as Assistant Professor. His research interest includes allelopathy, phytochemical analysis using immunoassay, antibody engineering, and anti-cancer activity. Dr. Sakamoto has authored over 60 peer-reviewed papers.
G. Sanchez-Duffhues Leiden University Medical Center Leiden The Netherlands Biography
Biography of G. Sanchez-Duffhues
G. Sanchez-Duffhues was graduated in Biochemistry and obtained his PhD in 2011 at the University of Cordoba (Spain), where he focused on (semi)synthetic compounds regulating inflammatory cell responses. After his PhD, he joined the group of Prof. Peter ten Dijke at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands), where he studied the mechanisms by which aberrant cell responses to members of the Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta family, together with other signaling pathways, contribute to bone and vascular pathologies. Currently, he works as a Senior Scientist at the Department of Cell and Chemical Biology of the LUMC.
S. Sanlioglu Ohio State University Columbus, OH USA Biography
Biography of S. Sanlioglu
Dr. Sanlioglu obtained his PhD in the field of Molecular Genetics. He established the first human gene therapy facility in the country. Although, his initial studies mainly concerned gene therapy of cancer, his latest research interest specifically focuses on gene and cell therapy of diabetes due to widespread prevalence of the disease. As being the author of numerous research articles published in the prominent gene therapy journals, he constantly thrives upon novel genetic discoveries, which might one day make diabetes a treatable disease. He currently works as a full professor at the Human Gene and Cell Therapy Center of Akdeniz University Hospitals and Clinics.
Alessandro Sette La Jolla Inst. for Allergy & Immunology San Diego, CA USA
H.S. Sharma Uppsala University Uppsala Sweden Biography
Biography of H.S. Sharma
Hari Shanker Sharma, Director of Research (International Experimental Central Nervous System Injury & Repair,
IECNSIR), University Hospital, Uppsala University is Professor of Neurobiology (MRC), Docent in Neuroanatomy (UU) and
is currently affiliated with Department of Surgical Sciences, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Uppsala
University, Sweden. His current research on nanobiotechnology is supported by European Aerospace Research and
Development (EOARD), London, UK and US Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton,
OH, USA. Dr. Sharma published over 400 research papers (H-index 43), and serving editor of Progress in Brain research
series and International review of Neurobiology.
Xuetao Shi South China University of Technology Guangzhou China Biography
Biography of Xuetao Shi
Dr. Xuetao Shi is a full professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at South China University of Technology. Dr. Shi revised his Ph.D. at South China University of Technology in China. He was a Postdoctoral Associate working at Tohoku University in Japan. He has been appointed as an assistant professor in the same university before he joined South China University of Technology. His group studies controlled drug delivery, biomaterials and tissue engineering, especially for bone and cartilage threatment. He has published over 70 research papers in Angewandt chemie, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Biomaterials et al.
S.A. Stanilova Trakia University Stara Zagora Bulgaria
Cynthia Stevenson Nektar Therapeutics San Diego, CA USA
Ugur Tamer Gazi University Ankara Turkey Biography
Biography of Ugur Tamer
Development of SERS based sensor in order to detect small and macromolecules in complex matrix such as blood or food. Development of novel molecular recognition system suitable for optical and electrochemical system. Generation of high yield anizotropic hybrid nanoparticles and surface functionalization to detect pathogens or biological-chemical target. Raman spectroscopy of biological interface. To construct nanostructure-embedded based microfluidic system. Separation of enantiomers. Scaffolds.
Anna Tesei, PhD, MSc, is a Biochemist/Cell Biologist, employed at the Biosciences Laboratory of IRST-IRCCS holding the position of Head of Drug Discovery and Radiobiology Unit. She has over 20 yrs of research experience in study of antineoplastic drug action mechanism, drug resistance, preclinical development of new anticancer molecules. Her current research interests include the set up of in vitro 2D /3D tumor models for drug therapeutic screening and radiobiological investigations, isolation of cancer stem cells and the research on self-renewal and stemness maintenance. She has authored over 70 scientific paper and 2 issued US Patents, and she is member of 2 journal editorial board.
Gian M. Tiboni University of Chieti Pescara Liberata Italy Biography
Biography of Gian M. Tiboni
Gian Mario Tiboni, MD, is associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine at the University of Chieti Pescara, Italy. He has published more than 70 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently director of the Assisted Reproduction Technologies Unit at the University of Chieti Pescara. Dr. Tiboni has research interest in infertility, assisted reproductive technology and reproductive toxicology.
V. Tuchin Saratov National Research State University Saratov Russia Biography
Biography of V. Tuchin
Valery V. Tuchin is a Professor and Head of Optics and Biophotonics at Saratov State University (National Research University of Russia) and several other universities. His research interests include tissue optics, laser medicine, tissue optical clearing, and nanobiophotonics. He is a fellow of SPIE and OSA, has been awarded Honored Science Worker of the Russia, Honored Professor of Saratov University, SPIE Educator Award, FiDiPro (Finland), Chime Bell Prize of Hubei Province (China), NanQiang Life Science Series Lectures Award of Xiamen University (China), and Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award (OSA/SPIE).
E. Turillazzi University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of E. Turillazzi
Prof. Turillazzi is an Italian Citizen. She is chief of the Section of Legal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy. Prof. Turillazzi main research interests are generally in Medical Ethics and Forensic Pathology. She is author and co-author of an extended number of papers published in major national and international scientific journals. Her primary research achievements are related to her studies on forensic pathology, cardiovascular pathology, drugs abuse, medical liability and bioethics.
Paola Ulivi Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (IRST) Meldola Italy Biography
Biography of Paola Ulivi
Paola Ulivi is graduated in Medical Biotechnology (2000) and in Molecular and Cellular Biology (2009). She obtained a Master degree in Pharmacology (2006) and a PhD in Pharmacological and Tossicological Sciences (2014). She works as researcher at Biological Laboratory of the Department of Medical Oncology, Morgagni-Pierantoni Hospital, Forlì, from 2001 to 2008, and from 2008 to now at Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (IRST) IRCCS, Meldola. She is specialized in the field of molecular biology and translational research, in particular in lung cancer and gastrointestinal tumors.
Hema Viswambharan University of Leeds Leeds England Biography
Biography of Hema Viswambharan
Dr. Viswambharan obtained her Ph.D from University of Fribourg, Switzerland in 2005. Currently, she is working as Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in University of Leeds, UK. Her research interest include diabetes insulin resistance, endothelial function, signalling pathway. She has the honor of receiving Pfizer Research Award for Best Research in Cardiovascular Biology. She is the member of Member of British Society of Cardiovascular Research (BSCR).
Jianqiang Xu Dalian University of Technology Panjin China Biography
Biography of Jianqiang Xu
Dr. Jianqiang Xu is currently active as an associate professor of biochemistry in School of Life Science and Medicine and as Vice Director of Panjin Industrial Technology Institute at Dalian University of Technology (DUT). He completed his B.S. degree in 2002 and Ph.D. degree in 2008 with Professor Qing Yang at DUT. From 2009 to 2014, he received PostDoc training with Professor Elias Arnér (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden). In 2015, he started his independent research career at Panjin Campus of DUT. His research mainly focuses on selenium biology and its biological and medical applications to solve health and disease issues.
Jean-Ralph Zahar Avicenna Hospital Paris France Biography
Biography of Jean-Ralph Zahar
Jean-Ralph Zahar is an infection control practitioner working in teaching hospital since 2004. His research interests are, ESBL infection, health acquired infection in ICU and antimicrobial stewardship. He is a member of the UMR 1137 - IAME Team 5 – DeSCID: Decision SCiences in Infectious Diseases, control and care Inserm/Univ Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité.
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C. Corallo University of Siena Siena Italy Biography
Biography of C. Corallo
Claudio gained a PhD in Genetics, Oncology and Clinical Medicine at the University of Siena, Italy in
2013. His work was focused on the molecular pathogenesis of autoimmune rheumatic diseases. He
then worked in the Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience of University of Siena as
PostDoc fellow between 2013 and 2016, learning the most important techniques related to human
tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. In 2016 he joined Galapagos BV in The Netherlands as
a Scientist and Project Leader in the Target Discovery and Validation Department. In October 2018
Claudio joined Exosomics S.p.A. in Siena as Head of Translational Science & Medical Affairs. He still
leads the research department of the Scleroderma Unit of the University-Hospital of Siena.
E. Fernández-Martínez Autonomous University of Hidalgo’s State Hidalgo Mexico Biography
Biography of E. Fernández-Martínez
After Eduardo Fernández-Martínez had completed his studies of bachelor's degree as a Pharmaceutical Engineer, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a researcher on medicines design and pharmaceutical technology. Later, he earned both the Master of Sciences and the Doctor of Sciences degrees in Pharmacology. His research interests are mainly focused on the obtention and pharmacological evaluation of synthetic compounds, natural products, or known drugs as immunomodulatory and antioxidant hepatoprotective agents. Besides, the obtention and assessment of compounds as tocolytic agents which act by the same mechanisms of action and as uterus-relaxants has been approached.
Lei Luo Southwest University Chongqing China Biography
Biography of Lei Luo
Dr. Lei Luo is Associate Professor and the head of the Teaching and Research in Pharmaceutics Section in College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Southwest University, China. He obtained his PhD degree in University of Sheffield. His current research interests focus on targeting drug delivery systems, two-photon photodynamic therapy and development of drug manufacturing. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed research papers and more than 10 Chinese Patent.
Giandomenico Roviello University of Trieste Hospital Trieste Italy Biography
Biography of Giandomenico Roviello
Dr. Giandomenico Roviello MD is a medical oncologist of the Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology, University of Trieste Hospital. He worked as a research assistant at University of Brescia, Section of pharmacology and University Center DIFF-Drug Innovation Forward Future, department of Molecular and Translational Medicine and of Unit of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology, Medical Oncology Unit, San Donato Hospital, Arezzo, Italy. He graduated from the School of Medicine, Second University of Naples in 2008, after he graduated as medical oncologist from University of Siena in 2015 and finally he achieved PhD in Molecular Biomedicine from University of Trieste. Dr Roviello current research interests are genitourinary oncology (particularly prostate cancer), gastric cancers and Immunotherapy.
Davide Prosperi Department of Biotechnology and Bioscience University of Milano-Bicocca Milano Italy