Nikolaos Labrou Department of Biotechnology Agricultural University of Athens Athens Greece Biography
Biography of Nikolaos Labrou
Dr. Nikolaos Labrou is a Full Professor with tenure and Director of the Enzyme Technology Lab at the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. His research takes place where molecular enzymology, biochemistry, and pharmaceutical biotechnology meets and covers aspects of the entire range from pure to applied science. The principal area of his research program has been the mining, design, and exploitation of biocatalytic diversity. Dr. Labrou has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals and has edited six books. He is on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals and serves as a reviewer for multiple national and international grant agencies. He has established a strong global academic and industrial network and maintains international collaborations with several research groups at various institutions across the world.
Cheorl-Ho Kim Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology Unit Department of Biological Science, SungKyunKwan University Suwon City, 440-746 South Korea
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.
Peter H. Lu Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 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: Neurogenetics and Neuroscience
Kenneth Blum Western University Health Sciences Pomona, CA USA Biography
Biography of Kenneth Blum
Dr. Blum serves as Chairman of Geneus Sciences LLC., His concept of Reward Deficiency Syndrome is being embraced by world leaders in science and is part of the DSM –V, ASAM, Sage Encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology 2017. Dr, Blum is credited with the DRD2 gene discovery and addictive diseases. He serves as Editor-in-Chief in Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (he coined) and Addiction Sciences and Co-EIC of Journal of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology (USG). He is currently serving on fourteen other prestigious journal’s Editorial Boards. He has published over 450 articles, 16 books, numerous patents and received many awards (Life-Time Achievements) for his seminal discoveries. He is the founding President of United Scientific Group (USG).
Section: Forensic Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Vittorio Fineschi Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy
Section: Regenerative Medicine
Hai-dong Guo Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Hai-dong Guo
I am a professor in Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and vice director of Department of Anatomy. I got my doctoral degree from Fudan Univerisy in 2010 and worked in Boston Children's Hospital as a visiting scholar between 2014-2015. I host two National Nature Science Foundation which are related to the regeneration medicine. The research interests of our team are: stem cell differentiation and transplantation, stem cell and biomaterials or traditional Chinese medicine.
Section: Marine Drugs
Shiwei Hu Zhejiang Ocean University Zhejiang China Biography
Biography of Shiwei Hu
Shiwei Hu, Associate Professor of Zhejiang Ocean University, Deputy director of the Marine Biological Resources Deep Processing Institute, studies on the structural analysis and functional assessment of marine bioactive substances. He has published more than 100 manuscripts in high quality journals in the field, such as J Funct Food, Food Func, J Food Drug Anal, Int Immunopharmacol, and has been awarded multiple federal grants (total of more than ￥2 million China RMB) to support the research program. In addition, he has been reviewers for more than 20 high quality internationally renowned journals.
Section: Medicinal Plant
Shanfa Lu Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Beijing China Biography
Biography of Shanfa Lu
Shanfa Lu is a professor and Xiehe scholar at the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development,
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College. He obtained his PhD
from Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He completed international post-
graduate university course at Osaka University of Japan, did Postdoctoral Research at
Michigan Technological University and North Carolina State University (NCSU) of USA, and
was a Research Assistant Professor at NCSU. He has published more than ninety papers,
contributed six book chapters, edited three books, reviewed manuscripts for more than
thirty international journals, evaluated grant proposals for thirteen Chinese and
international funds, and is on the editorial board of six international journals.
Section: Pharmacology and Medicinal Applications
Natália Martins University of Porto Porto Portugal Biography
Biography of Natália Martins
Dr. Natália Martins (PhD, Researcher, Professor) has vast experience in dietetics and nutrition, natural product chemistry and biochemistry, drug discovery, phytochemistry, phytopharmacology, functional foods, and nutraceuticals. She has been increasingly focused on the use of naturally occurring bioactives for human health and treatment. Natália has held several specializations in evidence-based medicine, clinical nutrition, and personalized medicine. She has worked as a university professor since 2017, was also an advisor of several MSc and PhD theses, and is a member of the evaluation panel of the College of Nutritionists (Porto, Portugal). She has participated in various research projects, received several grants and awards, and published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed, highly reputed, international journals, written 10 book chapters, and presented more than 40 communications at national and international conferences. Dr. Martins is also a member of the Council for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (CONEM, Norway), reviewer for more than 50 highly reputed international journals, invited reviewer for several book publishers, and editorial board member of several international journals. She has also edited several special issues and research topics in highly reputed journals and is currently editing several books for renowned publishers.
Section: Recombinant DNA Technologies
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.
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”
Section: Advance in Biological Targets for Inflammation, Immunity and Cancer-Related Diseases
D. Xu Weifang Medical University Weifang China
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".
Amirhossein Ahmadi Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences Sari Iran Biography
Biography of Amirhossein 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.
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
B. Bhunia National Institute of Technology Agartala India Biography
Biography of B. Bhunia
Dr. Biswanath Bhunia received a PhD in 2012 from National Institute of Technology
Durgapur’s Biotechnology Program. Following completion of his PhD, Dr. Bhunia
joined to academia as a tenure-track Assistant Professor within the Department of
Bioengineering at the National Institute of Technology Agartala in 2013. Dr. Bhunia
is working on various secondary metabolite production using fungal, bacteria,
cyanobacteria, algae etc. He has authored or co-authored 60 peer-reviewed papers, ten
book chapter, and presented at numerous national and international conference on
topics ranging from bioprocess engineering, bioinformatics, enzyme and microbial
technology, advanced purification process and modelling. Dr. Bhunia’ teaching
interests are focused on Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, and
Monica Butnariu University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Banat "King Mihai I of Romania" Timisoara Romania Biography
Biography of Monica Butnariu
Dr. Monica Butnariu completed her Ph.D. in 2005 from Banat University, Romania. In 2013, she became a habilitated doctor from Cluj-Napoca University, Romania. She is a professor at the University of Agricultural
Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Banat "King Mihai I of Romania" in Timisoara, Romania
(Chemistry & Biochemistry Discipline). Dr. Butnariu has numerous articles published in the Science Citation Index
(SCI), International Scientific Indexing (ISI), Web of Science Core Collection, and Clarivate Analytics that
have been cited over 1200 times, and her publication H-index is 32 (Citation Metrics WoS). She has been
serving as an editorial board member of some reputed journals and is also involved in peer review
activities. So far, she has written several books and book chapters on different areas of chemistry. In
addition, she has received the Romanian Academy Award for chapter ‘Chemical Composition of
Vegetables and their Products’ in the Handbook of Food Chemistry
(http://www.acad.ro/premiileAR/liste/2014.pdf). Currently, she is the head of CONEM Romania
Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences Group and also the National Correspondent of the
International Association for Plant Biotechnology.
Mario C.L. Camarillo Autonomous University of Mexico City México City México
Paolo Carpineto University “G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara Chieti Italy Biography
Biography of Paolo 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, MD 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.
Cristoforo Comi University of Piemonte Orientale Novara Italy Biography
Biography of Cristoforo 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
Joseph E. Curtis National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, MD USA Biography
Biography of Joseph 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.
Pablo Del Pino University of Santiago de Comspotela Santiago de Compostela Spain Biography
Biography of Pablo 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.
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.
Antonella Fioravanti Rheumatology Unit- Azienda Ospedaliera Senese Siena Italy Biography
Biography of Antonella 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.
Carlos M. Franco University of Santiago de Compostela A Coruña Spain Biography
Biography of Carlos 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.
Hattori Fumiyuki Keio University School of Medicine Tokyo Japan Biography
Biography of Hattori 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.
Shreya 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.
Solomon Habtemariam Herbal Analysis Services & Pharmacognosy Research Laboratories Kent UK
Hao Hong 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.
Veysel Kayser The University of Sydney Sydney Australia Biography
Biography of Veysel 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.
Suresh Kumar Universiti Putra Malaysia Serdang Malaysia Biography
Biography of Suresh Kumar
Dr. Suresh Kumar has degrees in Microbiology (B.Sc.), Life sciences specialization in biomacromolecules (M.Sc.) and Microbiology (Ph.D.). He is currently working as an Associate Professor in Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. He has been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at National Central University and National Taiwan University, Taipei-Taiwan in the field of yeast genetics and Stem cells. His research interests have focused on Host-pathogen interactions, Stem cells with Infectious diseases, Infectious Diseases in Tuberculosis, Dengue and Leptospirosis, Bio-macromolecules, Yeast genetics, Fermentation and purification of Microbial drugs and enzymes, Stem cell niches, Induced Pluripotent stem cells. So far, he has published nearly 150 international publications.
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.
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.
H. Maity Jazz Pharmaceuticals Philadelphia, PA 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.
Hongxue Meng Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital Harbin China Biography
Biography of Hongxue Meng
Dr. Hongxue Meng did Clinical medicine, MD and Masters in pathology from Harbin Medical University in the period of 2001 to 2010. He is currently an Associate professor at the department of Pathology, Harbin medical university cancer hospital. Also since 2017, he is a Chief Professor at the Precision medical center, Harbin medical university cancer hospital.
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.
M.H. Morowvat Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz Iran Biography
Biography of M.H. Morowvat
Mohammad Hossein Morowvat, got his Pharm.D from the school of Pharmacy, Shiraz University
of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, in 2008 and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the
School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. He
has been working as an Assistant Professor at Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center and
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. He is a principal investigator working on different aspects of microalgal biotechnology such as green energy production, screening the naturally isolated microalgal strains for antioxidants, anti-bacterial and antiviral agents. Besides, he is interested in different cosmeceutical and biocosmetics production from the extracted bioactive compounds from the microalgae. He has published more than
80 original and review research papers, 100 abstracts and proceeding and 110 gene bank
insertions at the NCBI database and more than 30 defensed dissertations and thesis.
Christoph Mulert University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf 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
Jayanta Kumar Patra Dongguk University Goyang-Si Republic of Korea Biography
Biography of Jayanta Kumar Patra
Dr. Jayanta Kumar Patra, M.Sc. Ph.D., PDF, is currently working as Assistant Professor at
Dongguk University, Republic of Korea. His current research is focused on nanoparticle
synthesis by green technology methods and their potential application in bio-medical and
agricultural fields. He has about 12 years of teaching and research experience in the field of food,
pharmacological and nano-biotechnology. Dr. Patra has published more than 100 papers in
various national and international peer-reviewed journals along with 25 book chapters in
different edited books. Dr. Patra has also authored 10 books in various publications. Besides, he
is editorial board member of several International Journals.
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.
Maria L.C. Pico University of Santiago de Compostela Santiago Spain Biography
Biography of Maria 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.
C. Pouton Monash University Victoria Australia
M.I. Qadir Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Pakistan Biography
Biography of M.I. Qadir
Dr. Qadir has developed a new cost-effective and convenient method for diagnosis of
cancer named as “Qadir test”. Dr. Qadir has also invented two anti-HIV drugs that may
be used as prophylaxis or for the treatment of AIDS, especially for Pakistani’s patients.
Dr. Qadir has worked to evaluate the pharmacological activities of local plants. He has
established use of many local plants for cancer, jaundice/hepatitis, hypertension,
asthma, diabetes, spasm, ulcer, fever, diarrhea, and infectious diseases of bacterial and
fungal origin. Dr. Qadir has also worked on the isolation and structure elucidation of
bioactive substances from medicinal plants and has resulted in the discovery of several
new/novel natural compounds. Dr. Qadir has patents for Preparations containing
locally isolated bacteriophages (Qadirphages) with their antibacterial activity. Dr.
Qadir has increased the efficacy of many drugs with the use of nanotechnology and
polymer-technology. Dr. Qadir has identified different biological and pharmacological
pathways which are important for diagnosis and management of different diseases. Dr.
Qadir has more than 190 publications, making an impact factor more than 100, and
supervision of 02 PhD and 35 M Phil theses.
Elia Ranzato University of Piemonte Orientale Alessandria Italy Biography
Biography of Elia 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.
Menotti Ruvo University of Naples Federico II Napoli Italy Biography
Biography of Menotti 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 Pharmaceuticals Inc. Menlo Park, 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.
Gonzalo Sanchez-Duffhues Leiden University Medical Center Leiden The Netherlands Biography
Biography of Gonzalo 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.
Salih Sanlioglu Ohio State University Columbus, OH USA Biography
Biography of Salih 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
Karuna Shanker CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Lucknow India Biography
Biography of Karuna Shanker
Dr. Karuna Shanker is a Principal Scientist at CSIR-CIMAP, INDIA. His primary research interest is to investigate the Indian medicinal plants for new chemical entities (NCEs bioactive/chemotaxonomic) using chromatographic & spectroscopic techniques. The secondary objective is to establish a possible mode of action/mechanisms behind biological activity as well as validation of traditional medicinal/therapeutic claims. He has published more than 50 articles in well-reputed journals.
Hari S. Sharma Uppsala University Uppsala Sweden Biography
Biography of Hari 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.
K. Song Dalian University of Technology Dalian China Biography
Biography of K. Song
Dr. Kedong Song is currently Professor in Dalian R&D Centre for Stem Cells and Tissue
Engineering, State Key Lab of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology. Prof.
Song obtained a PhD degree from Dalian University of Technology. He was a
Post‐doctoral research associate in Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial
College London from 2008 to 2009. He became a full professor in 2016 at Dalian
University of Technology in the areas of 3D tumor models, Stem Cells, Tissue
Engineering and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Prof. Song has published over 100 papers
on international journals, and has got citation more than 2,500 times.
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.
Valery Tuchin Saratov National Research State University Saratov Russia Biography
Biography of Valery 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).
Emanuela Turillazzi University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of Emanuela 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).
J. Xi University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA USA Biography
Biography of J. Xi
Dr. Jinxiang Xi is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UMass Lowell. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2005. Before joining UML, he has worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock and Central Michigan University and an Associate Professor at California Baptist University. Dr. Xi has sixteen years of research experience in biomedical devices and pharmaceutical research. His research in respiratory aerosol dynamics is highly interdisciplinary, which bridges biology, medicine, and engineering. Applications include inhalation toxicology, aerosol-based tumor diagnosis, and personalized drug delivery. Dr. Xi won the 2012 Monaghan-Trudell Award from the American Respiratory Care Foundation for his contributions to “Aerosol Technology Development”.
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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Kathirvelu Baskar Ross Lifescience Pvt Ltd Pune India Biography
Biography of Kathirvelu Baskar
Dr. K. Baskar is presently serving as a Manager at Ross Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd Pune India. He has completed his PhD in Entomology-Zoology from Entomology Research Institute Loyola College, University of Madras, Chennai, India. He is specialized in the field of agriculture and household Entomology and Ecotoxicology. He is having 16 years of research experience including 6 months teaching experience. He has published more than 85 papers in the field of entomology especially in agriculture pest management and ecotoxicology. He is also serving as an editorial advisory board of Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology and reviewer in a few international journals including Journal of Economic Entomology, Scientific Report and Industrial Crops and Product etc.
A. Bhat Central University of Jammu Jammu India
Claudio Corallo University of Siena Siena Italy Biography
Biography of Claudio 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.
Eduardo Fernández-Martínez Autonomous University of Hidalgo’s State Hidalgo Mexico Biography
Biography of Eduardo 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.
Giandomenico Roviello University of Florence Florence 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.
Leming Sun Northwestern Polytechnical University Xi'an China Biography
Biography of Leming Sun
Dr. Leming Sun is an associated professor in Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University, USA. His research interests focus on peptide self-assembled functional nanomaterials for bio-imaging, drug delivery and regenerative medicine; bioinspiration/biomimetic technology and biomedical application, disease diagnosis and therapy. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed research papers.
E. Vamanu University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest Romania Biography
Biography of E. Vamanu
Emanuel Vamanu is working as an Associate Professor at the UASVM Bucharest Romania, Faculty of Biotechnologies since 2016. His research interests revolve around Fermentative technologies, pharmaceutical fermentative biotechnologies, probiotic strains and prebiotic characterization, in vitro tests, human gastrointestinal tract simulation, industrial drug production, conditioning drugs, the bioavailability of drugs, correlations in vitro/in vivo, biotechnological processes, in vitro activity of functional food, and biopharmaceutical products. He has published six specialized books, 90 articles in scientific journals, author of eight patents, and presented over 80 papers at scientific conferences.
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S. Arokiyaraj Sejong University Seoul South Korea
T. Belwal Zhejiang University Hangzhou China Biography
Biography of T. Belwal
Dr. Belwal, working at College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science,
Zhejiang University, China, is exploring food science, plant nutraceutical potential,
food for health, including the effect of food bioprocess techniques on its quality and
functional attributes. He is currently engaged in the development and promotion of
safer and greener postharvest food bioprocess techniques, extraction, separation
and scale-up techniques and nano-/bio- technologies.
Dr. Belwal has completed his graduation in pharmaceutical science
and masters in biotechnology before receiving his Ph.D. (Biotechnology and
Nutraceuticals) from India. Prior to move to ZJU, he has worked on utilization of
natural products as nutraceutical agents and examined its functional activities,
development of in vitro cell culture and advanced extraction techniques, for which he
has awarded by the prestigious ‘Governor award for Best Research’, consequently
for two years. His excellent research credentials reflect by 58 peer-reviewed
scientific publications, 8 book chapters with over 700 citations. He is also currently
engaged in editing 4 scientific books.
R.V. Bubnov Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology Kiev Ukraine Biography
Biography of R.V. Bubnov
Rostyslav Bubnov is working as a medical doctor in the clinical hospital ‘Pheophania’ of State Affairs
Department, researcher in the Interferon Department of Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and
Virology, NAS of Ukraine, and corresponding member of Ukrainian Academy of Information. He is
completing administrative responsibilities as National Representative of the European Association
for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine (EPMA) in Ukraine. He received his MD in
Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University (Ukraine) during the period of 1994-2000, and PhD
in Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education during the period of 2009-2012. He studied
medical law in International Solomon University (Kyiv) in 2013-2016. He has authored and co-
authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, 11 monographs, 19 UA patents
(see http://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=k9YfXKwAAAAJ) and performs peer reviews and
editorship for a number of journals (see https://publons.com/author/317326/rostyslav-v-bubnov) and
served as expert evaluator for number of National and international projects. He is winner of number
of award like President of Ukraine Award for young scientists 2012, Sentinels of Science award 2016
in Medicine, Top Reviewer 2019, etc.
S. Javed Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh India Biography
Biography of S. Javed
Dr. Saleem Javed is Professor of Biochemistry, and Group Leader of the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has an extensive experience of research and teaching of more than 25 years. His research areas include molecular biology, pharmaceutical biotechnology and mycotoxins. He has published more than sixty research articles in high impact international journals and has also served as a reviewer for a number of international journals. Besides he is also a recipient of several research grants from government agencies. He has been a member of several academic bodies and scientific societies. He has actively been involved in upgradation and innovation in teaching and research in areas as diverse as biotechnology and bioelectronics.
A. Koutelidakis University of the Aegean Mytilene Greece
A. Noce Tor Vergata University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of A. Noce
Annalisa Noce, MD, PhD, is assistant professor of Nephrology at the University Tor Vergata of Rome
(Italy), Department of Systems Medicine.
Annalisa Noce’s research activity involves clinical nutrition in chronic kidney disease (CKD), with
particular focus on the effects of nutritional therapy on CKD progression and oxidative stress, in
nephropathic patients and gender medicine in chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs).
Moreover, she is expertise in renal Doppler Ultrasonographic examination for the determination of
renal resistive index. Her main studies investigate on the impact of some nutritional therapies (such
as low-protein diet, bioactive natural compounds, Italian Mediterranean diet and gut microbiota in
CNCDs etc.) and lifestyle changes on the onset and the progression of CNCDs. She is author of over
50 publications with H index of 17 (Scoups source). She is also a guest editor for international
Journals, as Nutrients (MDPI) and reviewer for BMC Nephrology, Acta Diabetologica and Clinical
M.E. Pintado Universidade Católica Portuguesa Porto Portugal Biography
Biography of M.E. Pintado
Dr Maria Manuela Estevez Pintado is presently serving as an Associate Professor of the College of Biotechnology of the Portuguese Catholic University (ESB-UCP), Associate Director of ESB UCP and the director of CBQF (Chemistry and Biotechnology Center – State Associate Laboratory), an ESB UCP research unit and Associate Laboratory. She did her B.Sc. in Pharmacy (Clinical Analysis and Pharmacy options) from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto (1991), she frequented the curricular part of the Food Science and Engineering Masters from the Portuguese Catholic University (1993) and finished her PhD in Biotechnology (in the field of Food Science and Engineering) from the Portuguese Catholic University in 1999. She has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals.
M. Scopetti Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy
L. Sha China Medical University Shenyang China
K.T. Suk Hallym University Chuncheon South Korea
J. Xu Dalian University of Technology Panjin China Biography
Biography of J. 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.