Alessandro Antonelli (14789 citations) Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Laboratory of Primary Human Cells University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of Alessandro Antonelli
Alessandro Antonelli (Professor of Internal Medicine, MD) is Director of the Immuno-Endocrine
Section of Internal Medicine, and Head of the Laboratory of Primary Human Cells, University of
Pisa. His principal areas of expertise are autoimmune thyroid disorders, type 1 diabetes, systemic
autoimmune disorders, chemokines and cytokines, HCV-associated thyroid disorders and thyroid
cancer. His researches have been published in more than 370 articles on International journals
(Impact Factor > 1600; HI=75). He serves as an editorial board member and is Referee and
Reviewer of many scientific International journals.
Eleonore Fröhlich Medical University of Graz Center for Medical Research Graz Austria Biography
Biography of Eleonore Fröhlich
Prof. Eleonore Fröhlich obtained her Medical degree and her Diploma in Biochemistry from the Universities
Tübingen and Heidelberg (Germany) and specialized in Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology. Since 2007 she is
Director of the Core Facility Imaging at the Medical University of Graz (Austria). She is also associate professor
at the Institute of Anatomy (Tübingen) and Key Researcher at the Research Center Pharmaceutical
Engineering (Graz). Her research activities focus on in vitro toxicity testing and biological aspects of drug
delivery to the lungs. Her scientific achievements include publication of 150+ articles (H-index: 39), acting as
reviewer for 150+ scientific international journals and >20 grant agencies and Editorial functions in seven
Stefan Kloiber Department of Psychiatry University of Toronto Toronto, ON Canada
Concettina La Motta Department of Pharmacy University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of Concettina La Motta
Concettina La Motta graduated cum laude in the long-term degree course of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, in 1992, at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Italy. From 1992 to 1996 she worked at the pharmaceutical company Farmigea S.p.A, Research and Development Division, then she obtained her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, in 1999. Assistant Professor, from 2000 to 2011, she now works as associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Italy. She is the author of more than 140 publications in the fields of medicinal chemistry, including research articles in leading international journals, national and international patents, chapters in books, published by major presses, and a number of oral and poster communications at national and international congresses. On the basis of her research, many students have been awarded their master and Ph.D degrees in medicinal chemistry. She serves as reviewer of papers for publishers like the American Chemical Society Publication, Elsevier Ltd, Wiley Interscience, and RSC Journals, as well as reviewer of research proposals for agencies like the Italian and European Ministries of Education and Research.
Mattia Mori Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy University of Siena Siena Italy
Paolo Emilio Puddu Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nephrological and Geriatrical Sciences Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Paolo Emilio Puddu
Dr. Puddu is a full professor of Physiology and an associate professor of Cardiology. He is a member of Cardiological Societies (FESC, FACC). He is a referee for more than 50 Journals and has research interests in Clinical Cardiology, Imaging Technologies, CV Epidemiology and Biostatistics and in vitro Electrophysiology and Pharmacology.
Manfredi Rizzo Internal Medicine Promise Department University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Manfredi Rizzo
Prof. Rizzo is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Palermo, Italy as well as Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of South Carolina, USA. Prof. Rizzo sits on the editorial board of 9 international journals with Impact Factor. He has been the recipient of national and international fellowships and awards, and acted as reviewer for 100+ scientific international journals. The research work of Dr. Rizzo combines translational research (focus on the effects and mechanisms of action of lipid-lowering and anti‐diabetic agents) and basic research (focus on novel cardiovascular risk factors), with 200+ scientific publications with Impact Factor (total Impact Factor: >700. H‐Index: 42).
Rongling Wu Departments of Public Health Sciences and Statistics Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania, PA USA Biography
Biography of Rongling Wu
Dr. Wu is a Distinguished Professor of Public Health Sciences and Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University. More recently, he has developed a functional graph theory (FGT) for characterizing gene-gene interactions, cell-cell crosstalk, and body-drug-drug interactions. FGT can trace and visualize the roadmap of how one entity flows its information into next entities and reveal how such information flow mediates system behavior. One of his FGT papers was highlighted as a feature article by the American Institute of Physics.
Abba Kastin The International Neuropeptide Society Pennington Biomedical Research Center Baton Rouge, LA USA Biography
Biography of Abba Kastin
Abba J. Kastin was born in Ohio and educated at Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. After starting his work on neuropeptides as a Clinical Associate at NIH, he went to Louisiana where he now holds an endowed chair at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. In recognition of the concepts he introduced into the field of biologically active peptides, Dr. Kastin has been made an honorary member of 9 foreign medical societies, has received 2 honorary professorships and 3 honorary doctorates (the last one from Uppsala University), and has won several national and international awards. Author of more than 900 papers cited more than 34,500 times (H index 87), he has been listed among the 100 researchers most cited in the scientific literature. He is president of
The International Neuropeptide Society/Society for Biologically Active Peptides
and was founding Editor-in-Chief of the international journal
for 35 years.
Andrew V. Schally (Nobel Laureate) VAMC New Orleans, LA USA Biography
Biography of Andrew V. Schally
Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., received his training in England, Canada, Sweden, and USA. In the years 1954-1977 he worked in the field of neuroendocrinology. Dr. Schally’s group isolated and elucidated the structure of hypothalamic LHRH. Dr. Schally was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1977 for his work on hypothalamic peptides. Dr. Schally switched then to cancer research. He is a world leader in research on hormone-related cancers and treatment of prostate and other cancers. Various classes of anticancer peptides were developed in his laboratory. Dr. Schally is the Professor of Pathology and Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Chief of the Endocrine, Polypeptide Cancer Institute at the VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida and Distinguished Medical Research Scientist. He has more than 2500 publications to his credit.
Sanjula Baboota Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research(SPER) Jamia Hamdard New Delhi India Biography
Biography of Sanjula Baboota
Prof. Sanjula Baboota is presently working at the Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER), Jamia Hamdard. She has a total experience of about 23 years in teaching and research. She has a list of over 200 publications in high impact factor refereed journals. She has guided several students both at the postgraduate and doctorate level. She has more than 7300 citations and has an h-index of 43 and i10 index of 120 (Source: Google Scholar).
Seiji Shioda Department of Anatomy Hoshi University Tokyo Japan Biography
Biography of Seiji Shioda
Dr. Seiji Shioda obtained a doctorate (Ph.D) in Medical Science in Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo. Currently Dr. Shioda is professor of Hoshi University, Global Research Center for Innovative Science (GRIL), Peptides Drug Innovation. Dr. Shioda is also an Adjunct Professor of Tulane University Medical School. He has published more than 500 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 10 issued Japanese patents. Dr. Shioda has been the Regional Editor (Asia) of Current Pharmaceutical Design, published by Bentham Science Publishers.
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Michelle Erickson Department of Medicine University of Washington Seattle, WA USA Biography
Biography of Michelle Erickson
Dr. Erickson obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Physiology from Saint Louis University in Saint
Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. She then completed postdoctoral training on neuroimmune communication at
the University of Washington in Seattle, and studied neurodegenerative mechanisms in HIV-associated
neurocognitive disorders and neurotoxicology of air pollution exposure during a second postdoctoral
position at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is currently a Research Biologist at the VA
Puget Sound Healthcare System and a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. Dr.
Erickson’s research focuses on how systemic inflammatory insults contribute to cognitive dysfunction,
depression, and Alzheimer’s disease through interactions with the blood-brain barrier. Dr. Erickson has
authored 33 non-abstract peer-reviewed publications that have collectively been cited over 1500 times.
Jimmy T. Efird Durham Veterans Administration Health Care System (DVAHCS) Durham, NC USA Biography
Biography of Jimmy T. Efird
Dr. Jimmy T. Efird completed his Doctorate in Epidemiology (Biostatistics Concentration) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of cancer research, biostatistics, and informatics. He has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School), UCSF School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the University of Newcastle, Australia. Currently, he heads the Computational Sciences Team at the Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center and also serves on the C-19 GWAS and PhenWAS working groups. He has over 250 publications in scientific journals, which have been cited over 10,000 times.
Antonino Tuttolomondo Department of Internal Medicine Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Antonino Tuttolomondo
Prof. Tuttolomondo, obtained two post graduate degree ( Internal Medicine and Neurology) and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Genetic and Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Damage in Metabolic Diseases from the University of Palermo ( Italy)
Currently Prof. Tuttolomondo is Associate Professor in Internal Medicine in University of Palermo ( Italy). He has published more than 130 scientific publications on international, ISI and medium-high impact factor journals and inherent in the pathophysiology and epidemiology of ischemic stroke, heart failure, diabetic foot and Anderson-Fabry Disease .
George Anderson CRC Scotland & London London UK Biography
Biography of George Anderson
George Anderson worked clinically for many years, mostly in psychiatry, but also in general hospital and general practice settings across the United Kingdom. He started his own research company namely CRC Scotland & London, based in London and at which he is Head of Research. His scientific interests have primarily been in CNS conditions and how these connect to wider body processes including the immune system and its regulators, such as the gut microbiome. He has published widely on the melatonergic pathway and mitochondrial function. He is involved in numerous collaborative projects with research groups across the world and has published over 150 research articles and book chapters.
Section: CMR and Preventive Cardiology
Emmanuel Androulakis Royal Brompton Hospital/Harefield Hospital NHS London UK Biography
Biography of Emmanuel Androulakis
Dr. Androulakis has been involved in research for 12 years now, which he considers as his current and future career. He is a highly motivated young cardiologist and independent researcher being an active member of the ESC participating in most of the events with scientific presentations, since 2009. He developed early on, a strong interest in endothelial function, mechanisms of atherosclerosis and vascular disease as well as the role of genetics in hypertension. He subsequently focused on Cardiovascular Imaging with a focus on Cardiovascular MRI and have sub-specialized in Inherited Cardiac Conditions and Sports Cardiology. Dr. Androulakis is currently working as a Cardiologist in the CMR department of the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK.
Francesco P. Busardò Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences University "Politecnica delle Marche" of Ancona Ancona Italy Biography
Biography of Francesco P. Busardò
Prof. Francesco Paolo Busardò obtained his Degree with honor in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Palermo (Italy), winning the Prize for the Best Thesis; he also got a MSc in Forensic Toxicology at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and a PhD in Forensic Science at “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy). He is currently Professor of forensic science and toxicology at University “Politecnica delle Marche” of Ancona, Italy. He is author of more than 150 papers with I.F., with a total I.F. higher than 400.
Section: Drug Conjugates
Ivana Cacciatore Department of Pharmacy D'Annunzio University of Chieti - Pescara Pescara Italy Biography
Biography of Ivana Cacciatore
Prof. Ivana Cacciatore received her Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology cum laude from the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy) in 1999 and she earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science in 2002. She has been an Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry since 2016. Her research activity – mainly focused on drug discovery and development of novel drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative and infectious diseases – is well documented in more than 100 papers published in peer-reviewed international scientific Journals, her H-index is 28.
Section: Mood and Psychotic Disorders
Andre F. Carvalho Department of Psychiatry University of Toronto Toronto, ON Canada
Section: Drug Therapy in Ischemic Nephropathy
Rosario Cianci Department of Clinical Medicine Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Rosario Cianci
Prof. Rosario Cianci is M.D. and Ph.D. He is a Specialist in Nephrology and Angiology. He works in Rome at the Umberto I Polyclinic, where he directs the Malpighi Center for Hypertension and Vascular Diseases and the Nephrology Unit and as an Associate Professor of Nephrology. He is an Associate Professor of nephrology at the La Sapienza University of Rome. He deals in particular with arterial hypertension, vascular diseases associated with arterial hypertension and primary and secondary renal diseases. He has also gained particular experience in the study of renal vascular diseases and above all renal artery stenosis. Actually, he is the Regional Coordinator of the Italian Hypertension Society (SIIA).
Arrigo F.G. Cicero Medicine and Surgery Sciences Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna Bologna Italy Biography
Biography of Arrigo F.G. Cicero
Dr. Cicero Arrigo is an Associate Professor at University of Bologna, Bolgna, Italy. He received his MD degree in 1998 from Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy and PhD degree from University of Siena, Italy in 2006. He then joined Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy as a post-doctoral fellow in 2007 and served until 2011. His research involves Mono- and multi-centre clinical trials on dietary supplements and drugs) and epidemiological studies. He has authored more than 450 full papers, published in reputed journals. He has membership and active role in different national and international scientific societies and is currently President of the Italian Nutraceutical Society (SINut), member of the national board of the Italian Hypertension Society.
Juan B. De Sanctis Faculty of Medicine Central University of Venezuela Caracas Venezuela Biography
Biography of Juan B. De Sanctis
Dr. Juan B. De Sanctis. Researcher at the Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine. Palacky University, Czech Republic and Professor of Immunology and Biochemistry Institute of Immunology. Faculty of Medicine. Universidad Central de Venezuela. Member of FOCIS Center of Excellence in Immunology. PhD in Biochemistry and Immunology. Expertise in Inflammation, Metabolism, Flow Cytometry, Genetics, Pharmacology, and Immune response. Currently a member of the editorial board of Recent Patents on inflammation and allergy drug discovery. A reviewer of 25 different journals. Author of 150 publications. co-author of two patents.
Section: Detection of drugs and antioxidants
Carlos Fernandez Analytical Chemistry and Programme Robert Gordon University Aberdeen UK Biography
Biography of Carlos Fernandez
Carlos Fernandez (pals) is a lecturer of Analytical Chemistry and a Programme Leader in Analytical Sciences Masters at Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen, UK). His expertise lies in Electrochemistry in particular, in the development of new materials for sensing and energy storage applications. In addition, he also employed different materials for corrosion inhibition studies.
Section: Medicinal Chemistry
Barbara De Filippis Department of Pharmacy Universita' Degli Studi G. D'Annunzio Di Chieti - Pescara Chieti Italy Biography
Biography of Barbara De Filippis
Dr. Barbara De Filippis got her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Chieti (Italy) and is currently an Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry. Her research work is focused on the design and
synthesis of small molecules with anticancer and antimicrobial activities. Her studies are related to derivatives of natural phenols, such as resveratrol, with antioxidant activity. She is author/co-author of many
international papers, guest editor and reviewer for many journals.
Marco Fiore Department of Women, Child and General and Specialized Surgery University of Campania Naples Italy Biography
Biography of Marco Fiore
Dr. Marco Fiore is an Anesthetist/Intensivist at the University Hospital of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy. He is a Specialist in Infectious Diseases, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Campania, Italy. He received MSc degree in Hepatology at the University of Padua, Italy and Clinic/Research Fellowship in Intensive Care at Erasmus Hospital, Brussel, Belgium. Dr. Fiore is interested in the systematic review of literature in anesthesia, analgesia, critical care and infectious diseases.
Section: Personalized Medicine
Augusto Fusco Department of Aging, Neurological, Orthopaedic, and Head-Neck Sciences Agostino Gemelli University Policlinic Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Augusto Fusco
Dr. Augusto Fusco got Degree in Medicine in 2005 from the University of Rome Tor Vergata). He did specialization in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2009 from the Sapienza University of Rome). He received the Certification of the Association of European Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2010. He completed his Ph.D. in Physical Activity and Health in 2015 from University of Rome Foro Italico. Since 2015 he has been working as adjunct professor at Open University San Raffaele (Rome, Italy). From 2017-2018, he worked as adjunct professor at the University Alma Mater European (Maribor, Slovenia). Since 2018, he is serving as adjunct professor at Catholic University of Sacred Heart Rome, Italy. Currently, from 2020, he is serving as Physician at High Intensity Neurorehabilitation; Department of Aging, Neurological, Orthopaedic and Head-Neck Sciences; Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS. From 2016-2020, he became the Director of the Neuromotor Rehabilitation Unit at CdC Salus Infirmorum (Rome, Italy). He is a member of several National and International Scientific Societies in the field of Rehabilitation. He has participated in over 80 different congresses, seminars and national and international courses. Dr. Augusto is the winner of several grants with different projects into the rehabilitation field. He is the editorial board member of Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, Stroke Research and Treatments, Muscle, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, etc. He is the author and co-author of several scientific articles in national and international journals indexed on the main medical database (94 articles at the moment; H-Index=23; N. Citations=1405) and 4 chapters on printed books.
Andrzej Grzybowski Department of Ophthalmology University of Warmia and Mazury Olsztyn Poland Biography
Biography of Andrzej Grzybowski
Andrzej Grzybowski, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of Department of Ophthalmology, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland; Head of Institute for Research in Ophthalmology, Foundation for Ophthalmology Development, Poznan, Poland. He is active in international scientific societies including AAO, EVER and European Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been an active editor, editor in chief and author of more than 550 peer-reviewed international publications, and over 50 book chapters; reviewer for more than 20 journals. He is an editor and co-author of many books, including Endophthalmitis in Clinical Practice, Current Concepts in Ophthalmology, OCT and Imaging in Central Nervous System Diseases.
Section: Artificial Intelligence and Computational Drug Discovery
Shicheng Guo Department of Medical Genetics University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI USA Biography
Biography of Shicheng Guo
Shicheng Guo, works in the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). He did Ph.D. from Fudan University in 2014, and post-doctoral trainings from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UThealth, 2014-2015) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD, 2015-2017). His interest is in applying multi-omics data to identify novel therapeutic drug target with deep learning and statistical approaches including case-control or pedigree-based linkage, association, or transmission disequilibrium test to identify novel disease genes, single variants, gene-based, pathway-based association under different models like additive, dominant, recessive, and compound heterozygous with generalized linear mixture model adjusted by population stratification and cryptic relatedness. Multi-phenotype-based joint analysis and causal inference were applied to optimize the GWAS signal and underlie complicated relationships among phenotypes.
Yuxian He Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Peking Union Medical College Beijing China Biography
Biography of Yuxian He
Dr. Yuxian He is a professor and director at the Center for AIDS Research, Institute of Pathogen Biology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College. He received his M.S. degree in Medicine from Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine and Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Ulm, Germany. The current projects in Dr. He lab are on the development of vaccines, neutralizing antibodies and small-molecule/peptide antivirals against HIV/AIDS and emerging infections including SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.
Yu Hua Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences University of Macau Zhuhai China Biography
Biography of Yu Hua
Dr. Hua YU obtained his PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Macau (UM). He got MSc in Chinese Medicinal Sciences from UM and an MSc in Pharmacognosy and a BSc in Pharmaceutics from the China Pharmaceutical University (CPU). He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences from the University of Macau. Dr. Yu's research interest is in the Drug Delivery Systems as well as the quality consistency assessment of multi-originated traditional Chinese medicines.
Section: Tauopathies and Dementia
Andrej Kovac Slovak Academy of Sciences Bratislava Slovakia Biography
Biography of Andrej Kovac
Dr. Kovac obtained his degree from the Commenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He did research training at the Institute of Neuroimmunology of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia and University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA. He is currently senior research scientist at Institute of Neuroimmunology of Slovak Academy of Sciences. His main interest is in neurodegenerative diseases and blood-brain barrier. Dr Kovac published 36 non-abstract articles with over 500 citations according to Web of Science.
Section: Drug Resistance
Alberto Lazarowski Clinical Biochemistry Department University of Buenos Aires (UBA) Buenos Aires Argentina Biography
Biography of Alberto Lazarowski
Alberto Lazarowski is a biochemist trained at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (FFyB) of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. He earned a master's degree in molecular biology and genetic engineering and a doctorate in Biochemistry. He was a postdoctoral fellow of UICC (International Union Against Cancer) studying the MDR gene at UNC-Chapel Hill-USA. He is currently a full professor of the Chair of Clinical Biochemistry at FFyB-UBA. He described the MDR-1 gene role in children with refractory epilepsy for the first time. He also described the Argentine mutation in the Complement fraction 5 gene associated with pharmacoresistant to eculizumab.
Kefeng Li School of Medicine University of California San Diego, CA USA Biography
Biography of Kefeng Li
Dr. Li obtained his PhD in Michigan Technological University, USA. He is currently a faculty in the School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), USA. His main research interests include understanding the causes and treatment of complex diseases using systems biology techniques (metabolomics, exposomics and MRI connectome), and treatment of mental disorders using natural products and phytomedicine. He is serving as an active editor and peer reviewer for dozens of highly reputed journals and grants.
Section: Cardiovascular Drugs
Manuel Martínez-Sellés Department of Cardiology Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of Manuel Martínez-Sellés
Manuel Martínez-Sellés is working in the Department of Cardiology at Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain as Head of the section of Acute Cardiac Care. He is the President of the College of Physicians (Madrid) and Professor of Medicine at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. He also worked as Associate Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain. He remained the President of the Spanish Society of Cardiovascular Infections and Vice President of the Interprofessional Association of the Madrid Region and Past President of the Section on Geriatric Cardiology – Spanish Society of Cardiology and Vice-President of the Ethics Committee of Hospital Gregorio Marañón. He received twenty national and international awards, with more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, having an H-index of 42.
Section: Drug Conjugates
Ismail Ocsoy Department of Analytical Chemistry Erciyes University Kayseri Turkey Biography
Biography of Ismail Ocsoy
Dr. Ismail Ocsoy is a professor at Faculty of Pharmacy, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey. He completed his MS and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry (Nano-biotechnology program), University of Florida, United States of America. His research focuses on Nano biotechnology consisting of DNA Aptamer conjugated nanomaterial, cancer therapy models, anti-cancer, antimicrobial agents and Nano bio-sensor for detection of antibiotic resistant bacteria. He published more than 70 papers in highly reputable and prestigious journals.
Yunping Qiu The Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (ES-DRC) Albert Einstein College of Medicine NewYork, NY USA Biography
Biography of Yunping Qiu
Yunping Qiu is a Research Associate Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also serves as the operations manager for the stable isotope & metabolomics core of The Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center. He got his Ph.D. degree in Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, in 2008. He moved to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the year of 2009 and worked there for 5 years. He then joined Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2014. His research focuses are metabolomics and use stable isotope labeling techniques to improve metabolomics research. He has published more than 100 articles in his research.
Section: Vascular Medicine
Domenico Di Raimondo University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Domenico Di Raimondo
Dr. Domenico Di Raimondo is working as a professor of Internal Medicine and Sciences and Techniques of the Motor Activities at the University Of Palermo, Italy. He achieved a Postgraduate Specialization in Internal Medicine in 2005 and Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Palermo respectively. He has published about 100 scientific papers in high-impact factor journals. His main research fields include arterial hypertension, blood pressure monitoring, vascular medicine, and exercise training.
Section: Nanotechnology for drug/gene/vaccine delivery
Alexander M. Seifalian Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine Commercialisation Centre The London BioScience Innovation Centre London UK Biography
Biography of Alexander M. Seifalian
Alexander Seifalian, Professor of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine worked at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London for over 26 years, during this time he spent a year at Harvard Medical School looking at causes of cardiovascular diseases and a year at Johns Hopkins Medical School looking at the treatment of liver cancer. He has published more than 647 peer-reviewed research papers and registered 14 UK and International patents and is an editorial board member of 41 journals. He is currently the CEO of NanoRegMed Ltd, working on the commercialisation of his research. In 2007 he was awarded the top prize in the field for the development of nanomaterials and technologies for cardiovascular implants by Medical Future Innovation, and in 2009 he received a Business Innovation Award from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). He was the European Life Science Awards’ Winner of Most Innovative New Product 2012 for the “synthetic trachea”. Prof Seifalian won the Nanosmat Prize in 2013 and in 2016 he received the Distinguished Research Award in recognition of his outstanding work in regenerative medicine from Heals Healthy Life Extension Society. His achievements include the development of the world's first synthetic trachea, lacrimal drainage conduit, and vascular bypass graft using nanocomposite materials, bioactive molecules and stem cell technology. Currently, he is working on the development and commercialisation of human organs using graphene-based nanocomposite materials and stem cells technology. Recently he has commercialised a novel functionalized graphene oxide for drug/gene/vaccine delivery.
Nicola Simola Department of Biomedical Sciences University of Cagliari Cagliari Italy Biography
Biography of Nicola Simola
Nicola Simola (M.S., Ph. D.) is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Cagliari, Italy. Nicola Simola’s current research activities involve the development of new therapeutic agents for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, focusing on adenosine receptor antagonists, the development of new preclinical models to be used in the study of iatrogenic psychiatric-like symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, the study of the interactions between caffeine and other recreational psychostimulants, focusing on the neurotoxic/neuroinflammatory effects of drug combinations, and the study of rodent ultrasonic vocalizations as a preclinical marker of affect.
Nicolas J.C. Simon Clinical Pharmacology Department Sainte Marguerite Hospital Marseille France Biography
Biography of Nicolas J.C. Simon
Professor Nicolas SIMON has specialized in addiction medicine. He has been an MD from the University of Paris (Necker) and a PhD in pharmacology. He heads the Clinical Pharmacology Department of the Marseille Medical School and is the director of the Poison Control Center for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Corsica and Indian Ocean regions. His research is focused on pharmacometric using population pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modelling. The main objective of his articles is to characterize the dose-concentration-effect relationship in order to optimize the therapeutic efficacy of drugs.
Section: Molecular Structure and Properties
Poonam Tandon Physics Department University of Lucknow Lucknow India Biography
Biography of Poonam Tandon
Poonam Tandon is working as the Professor of Physics (Specialization in
Experimental Solid State Physics), University of Lucknow, India. She received M.Sc.
and Ph.D. from University of Lucknow, India in 1989 and 1992, respectively. She has
published more than 200 scientific papers. Her research covers structure property
correlation in pharmaceutical compounds. structure and dynamics of polymers,
nanomaterials and their applications. She supervised the Ph.D. thesis of 37 students.
Prof. Tandon is recipient of several international and national awards/ fellowships, to
name a few Alexander von Humboldt Fellow; Regular Associate, International Centre for
Theoretical Physics, Italy; Fellow, International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry;
JSPS, Japan Fellowship; Member, Scientific Committee of World Forum for Advanced
Materials; Fellow, Asia Pacific Academy of Materials; Young Scientist Award, UP State
Government; MRSI-Medal, Materials Research Society of India; UGC Research Award.
Panayotis K. Thanos Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology University at Buffalo New York, NY USA Biography
Biography of Panayotis K. Thanos
Panayotis K. Thanos obtained his PhD in the field of Neuroscience from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA in 1997. Currently, he is working as a Senior Research Scientist, Research Professor, Neuroscientist, and Director of the Behavior Neuropharmacology and Neuroimaging Laboratory on Addictions (BNNLA) at the Clinical Research Institute on Addictions, in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo. He was awarded the US Department of Energy Outstanding Mentor Award (2003) and is the author/coauthor of over 150 peer-reviewed publications. His research interest includes assessing the acute and chronic effects of drugs (including schedule I and II, such as cocaine, amphetamines, opioids and cannabinoids) on development, brain function, and behavior.
Amit K. Tiwari Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics The University of Toledo Toledo United States Biography
Biography of Amit K. Tiwari
Dr. Tiwari received his Bachelors's in Pharmacy from India, followed by
Masters and Ph.D. in Cancer Pharmacology from St. John’s University, NY.
He did his Post-Doctoral training from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY. As
an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental
Therapeutics at the College of Pharmacy at UT, he directs the Cancer and
Systems Therapeutics program.
Dr. Tiwari’s cancer pharmacology lab is focused on designing, characterizing
(i.e. PK/PD) and developing targeted anticancer molecules against advanced
multidrug-resistant cancers. In these areas, Dr. Tiwari holds 5 patent
applications, has authored 105 peer-reviewed articles and presented
over 150 presentations in national and international conferences. Dr. Tiwari is
an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Pharmacology and is on the Editorial
Board of several journals including the Journal of Clinical Medicine and
Oncology Reports. Dr. Tiwari’s research is supported by grants from federal
agencies, International agencies, Private Foundations, and Pharmaceutical
Section: Malignancies of the CNS
Victor Uteshev Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences University of North Texas HSC Fort Worth, TX USA Biography
Biography of Victor Uteshev
Dr. Uteshev is trained as a neuro-pharmacologist and his lab focuses on developing novel therapeutic strategies and pharmacological tools to treat ischemic stroke, traumatic brain injury, chronic neuropathy, and other challenging neurological disorders linked to brain injury and inflammation. The primary focus is the cholinergic system and α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs).
Section: Precision Medicine
Weiwei Wang Geneis (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Beijing China Biography
Biography of Weiwei Wang
Dr. Weiwei Wang received his Doctoral degree from Beijing institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He finished his post-doctoral training and worked as a research associate at the University of Alberta in Canada. He is presently serving as a CTO, Vice President, R & D Director in Genesis (Beijing) Co. and focusing on IVD assay development/related translational studies including cancer related ctDNA/cfRNA identification using NGS/nanopore sequencing; clinical metagenomics; virome enrichment and sequencing; single-cell multi-omics; and microfluidic-chip based assays. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers/book chapters in the journals related to oncology, virology, immunology, metagenomics, genomics, proteomics, etc.
Yuefei Wang Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Tianjin China Biography
Biography of Yuefei Wang
Dr. Wang obtained his PhD from the Tianjin University of TCM, China. He is currently an associate dean at Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin University of TCM, Tianjin, China. He is interested in discovering bioactive constituents and studying integrative mechanisms of TCM by Interdisciplinary approaches.
Shikun Yang Department of Nephrology Central South University Changsha China Biography
Biography of Shikun Yang
Dr. Shikun Yang obtained a Ph.D. degree in nephrology from Xiangya Medical School of Central South University in July 2014. He joined the Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University as a lecturer and attending doctor in Aug 2014 and became an associate professor in 2022. The current field of his study is focused on the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy and immunoregulatory therapy for chronic kidney disease.
Qing Yang Department of Bioengineering Dalian University of Technology Dalian China Biography
Biography of Qing Yang
Qing Yang is a Professor at the Institute of Plant Protection and Shenzhen Agricultural Genome Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). She received her B.S. degree from East China University of Science and Technology in 1998 and obtained her Ph.D. degree from Dalian University of Technology in 2002. During 2005−2007, she worked with Prof. Junying Yuan at Harvard Medical School and Prof. John E. Casida at the University of California, Berkeley as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She has published more than 100 scientific papers in highly reputable and prestigious journals and applied for over 50 Chinese patents. Her research focuses on exploring novel molecular targets that are vital in chitin metabolism for developing new agrochemicals.
Tomo Yonezawa Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Nagasaki University Nagasaki Japan Biography
Biography of Tomo Yonezawa
Professor Tomo Yonezawa is at Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan and has made great efforts on drug discovery and development. He received a Ph.D. degree from Tohoku University, Japan. His career has been composed of 20 years of graduate student, postgraduate training in leading institutions, company researcher and postdoctoral fellow in the US in various research fields, such as Physiology, Endocrinology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Pharmacology and Drug discovery. He has focused on the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases and chronic low-grade inflammation-induced metabolic diseases using genetically modified mice.
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Hanting Zhang West Virginia University Health Sciences Center Morgantown, WV USA Biography
Biography of Hanting Zhang
Dr. Hanting Zhang is currently a tenured faculty at the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute,
West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. He received his Bachelor/M.D. from
Southern Medical University (formerly the First Military Medical University) in Guangzhou
and M.S./Ph.D. of Pharmacology from Beijing Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology,
China. He was a postdoctoral fellow first at Louisiana State University Health Sciences
Center in Shreveport, LA and then at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in
Memphis, TN. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses include identification of CNS functional roles of
cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDEs), in particular PDE4, and intracellular signaling
in the mediation of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Zhang has
published more than 100 research papers and review articles and 18 book chapters, in
addition to a book entitled “Phosphodiesterases: CNS Functions and Diseases” published by
Springer (2017; 471 pages), in which he serves as the Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Zhang currently
serves as the Deputy Chief Editor/Associate Editor for 8 journals and Editorial Board
member for several other journals.
Jian Zhong Shanghai Ocean University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Jian Zhong
Dr. Jian Zhong is currently an Associate Professor at Shanghai Ocean University. He received his bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutics from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in 2002 and his Ph.D. degree in Biomechanics and Medical Engineering from Peking University in 2007. Then, he worked as a Postdoc (2007-2010) at University College Dublin, Ireland. He was also a Visiting Scholar (2007-2008) of Purdue University. After that, he acted as an Associate Professor in the National Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology (2011-2015). He is a Senior Visiting Scholar (2016-2017) in the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was elected as Shanghai Pujiang Talent (2012) and Minhang District Leading Talent (2011). His research interests include Food Safety and Nutrition, NanoBiomedical Engineering. He has published more than 80 SCI papers. He has applied for more than 50 national patents (20 authorized national invention patents). He published four English books and three Chinese books.
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Vojtech Adam Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Mendel University in Brno Brno Czech Republic Biography
Biography of Vojtech Adam
He is currently Professor, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Vice-Rector of Research and Innovation, Mendel University in Brno. He has obtained Ph.D. In the field of Cellular and Molecular Biology at Masaryk University. He has acted as a principal for more than a dozen of national projects, one project of the 7th Framework Program and three H2020 projects including ERC Starting Grant. He is chairman of the editorial board of Acta Universitatis Agriculturaeet Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis. From scientometry perspective, he has authored more than 500 ISI indexed documents with over 9000 citations and h-Index 47.
Aijaz Ahmad Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital Johannesburg South Africa Biography
Biography of Aijaz Ahmad
Dr Aijaz Ahmad is a Senior Medical Scientist in the division of Infection Control of National
Health Laboratory Service at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a Lecturer
in the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology,
University of the Witwatersrand. He has obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Mycology. During his
trainings as a Postdoctoral Scientist from the Wits Oral Biological Sciences, Tshwane University
of Technology Pharmaceutical Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and
International Clinical Epidemiology Network, he gained lot of experience to be a medical
microbiologist. He is an NRF rated Scientist, with an extensive research experience in infectious
diseases, microbial pathogenesis and drug development. He has over 60 peer-reviewed
publications and is recipient of several grants and awards.
Vasilios G. Athyros Department of Internal Medicine Aristotelian University Thessaloniki Greece Biography
Biography of Vasilios G. Athyros
Vasilios G. ATHYROS, MD, FESC, FRSPH, FASA, FACS, FASAB is Emeritus Professor in Internal Medicine, Academic Head of
Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Syndrome Out-patient Clinics, Aristotelian University, Hippocration Hospital,
Thessaloniki, Greece. His main research interest is in Cardiovascular diseases. In 2002 he became Fellow of the American Society of Angiology (USA), 2003 Fellow of the American Society of Clinical and Laboratory Scientists (USA), 2005 Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (EU) and many more. He has remained as the Chairman of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society (2010-2012). Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society (2008-2010). Member of the Advisory Board of Hellenic
Atherosclerosis Society (1997-2007, 2012-up today), Advisor of Irish
Health Research Board, Advisor Diabetes UK, Advisor Oman's Sultan University. Reviews Invited referee in
164 peer-reviewed journals (3.592 reviews). He has 257 publications in International Journals,
417 entries in MEDLINE. Accredited with 18.000 citations (H) index 70 (in SCOPOUS), more than 1.900
impact factor. He has published a book and wrote chapters in 12 books. He has also trained interns and
residents within his University Clinic for 40 years Supervising PhDs.
William A. Banks Seattle VA Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle, WA USA Biography
Biography of William A. Banks
Dr. Banks obtained his MD from the University of Missouri- Columbia and did clinical and research training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center – New Orleans and Tulane University. He is currently Associate Chief of Staff –Research and Development at the Puget Sound VA and Professor of Medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine. His main interest is in blood-brain barrier function. He has published over 450 non-abstract articles, and over 20,000 citations according to Web of Science with an H-index of 81.
Yochai Birnbaum The Department of Medicine Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX USA Biography
Biography of Yochai Birnbaum
Dr. Yochai Birnbaum received his medical education from Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University, Jerusalem in 1974. He received post graduate training from various institutions including Research fellowship at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California in 1996. Currently, he is Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas.
Monica Butnariu Department of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine 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.
Antoni Camins Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Chemistry University of Barcelona Barcelona Spain Biography
Biography of Antoni Camins
Dr. Antoni Camins is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology Toxicology and Therapeutic
Chemistry at Barcelona University (Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences). He obtained his PhD
from University of Barcelona and received postdoctoral training at Novartis Switzerland. Dr.
Camins research focuses on Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy and neurodegeneration. He is also
interested in drug treatment, pharmaceutical nanoparticles drug delivery systems. He is involved
in projects aimed at the synthesis and development of new potential compounds for the
Alzheimer’s disease D treatment. He is author of more than two hundred scientific articles
published on international peer-reviewed journals, with h-index = 45.
Magali Cucchiarini Center of Experimental Orthopaedics Saarland University Medical Center Homburg Germany Biography
Biography of Magali Cucchiarini
Prof. Magali Cucchiarini is a Sciencetific Dr. of Life sciences (or biology doctor of natural sciences). In which she has done a PHD from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France, also been part of Laboratory of Virology. She is a Group Leader at Center of Experimental Orthopaedics, Saarland University. Her particular scientific and research interests are the understanding and treatment of human degenerative diseases by gene-, cell-, and tissue engineering-based translational approaches with a particular focus on disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system. Her Scientific Collaborations at an International level with Prof. Dr. L. Lebeau, Prof. Dr. F. Pons and Prof. Dr. M. Garcia-Fuentes. Dr. Cucchiarini has 81 original publications, 41 reviews, and has reviewed for Academic Positions in 2017 as the Member of Jury of Evaluation of Research Center, University of Strasbourg, France.
Gerardino D'Errico Department of Chemical Sciences University of Naples Naples Italy Biography
Biography of Gerardino D'Errico
Gerardino D’Errico is an associate professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II. His scientific research is aimed at the spectroscopic characterization of the supramolecular aggregates formed by natural lipids and of their interactions with peptides and proteins. In this framework, he is currently investigating relevant biological processes involving biomembranes, such as the viral fusion and the b-Amyloid self-aggregation. Besides the fundamental understanding, he is investigating the mechanism of action of pharmaceutical actives, aiming at the design optimization. Gerardino D’Errico is author of about 130 scientific publications on international journals.
Roland E. Dolle Pharmacopeia, Inc Princeton, NJ USA Biography
Biography of Roland E. Dolle
Dr. Dolle obtained his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Professor KC Nicolaou. Dr. Dolle is Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Drug Discovery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Dolle was a medicinal chemist and research director in the pharmaceutical industry. He has a record of innovation and success in drug design, team leadership, candidate selection, preclinical development, and registration. He holds 81 issued US patents and has contributed over 200 research articles in drug discovery.
Susanna Esposito Department of Medicine and Surgery University of Parma Parma Italy
Daiming Fan Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases Fourth Military Medical University Xi'an China Biography
Biography of Daiming Fan
Professor Daiming Fan is the member and past vice president of Chinese Academy of Engineering, foreign associate of the USA National Academy of Medicine, president of Chinese Anti-Cancer Association, and vice president of Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology, past president of Fourth Military Medical University, past president of Chinese Society of Gastroenterology, director of Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases and State Key Laboratory of Cancer Biology. As the congress president, he successfully organized the GASTRO2013 (WCOG/APDW) in Shanghai. As the first or corresponding author he has published more than six hundred papers on the international journals, such as Nat Med, Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol, Nat Clin Pract Oncol, Lancet, Gut, etc.
Giuseppe Ferrante Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Humanitas Research Hospital Rozzano Italy Biography
Biography of Giuseppe Ferrante
Dr. Ferrante obtained his Medical degree from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Rome, Italy) in 2001. He is specialized in Cardiovascular Disease with honors at Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Rome, Italy) in 2006 and got his Ph.D. in Cellular and molecular Cardiology from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Rome, Italy) in 2010. He is currently senior interventional cardiologist at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Humanitas Research hospital (Rozzano, Italy), and adjunct Professor at Humanitas University (Pieve Emanuele, Italy). His main research interests are the mechanisms of acute coronary syndromes, drug-eluting stents, antiplatelet therapy and evidence based medicine. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
Stefano Fiorucci Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences University of Perugia Perugia Italy Biography
Biography of Stefano Fiorucci
Prof. Stefano Fiorucci, is professor of Gastroenterology at University of Perugia, is the author of over 350 full papers.He is the director of gastroenterology unit of the Department of Surgical and Biomedical sciences.
Francesco Fornai Human Anatomy School of Medicine University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of Francesco Fornai
I am currently Full Professor and Chair of Human Anatomy at the University of Pisa, and Team Leader of Neurobiology of Movement Disorders at IRCCS Neuromed. I had been trained at University of Pisa, Italy, Georgetown University, Washington (D.C.),University of Washington, Seattle (WA). At the University of Pisa I completed my M.D. course and I received a Ph.D degree in Medical sciences at SSSUP S. Anna. I worked as Post Doctoral Fellow while finishing the residency in Clinical Pharmacology. My expertise in neurodegeneration, witnessed by over 200 peer-reviewed publications, encompasses alteration of autophagy in motor neuron disease.
Nigel H. Greig National Institutes of Health Baltimore, MD USA Biography
Biography of Nigel H. Greig
Nigel H. Greig (Ph.D. Pharmacology, University of London, England) heads the Drug Design & Development Section within the Translational Gerontology Branch, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. Located in Baltimore, MD, USA, his program combines cellular, molecular and in vivo pharmacology with medicinal chemistry to design and develop novel experimental drugs against rate-limiting steps involved in the pathophysiology of diseases associated with aging, with an emphasis on the nervous system. Nigel, together with his exceptional collaborators and research group, has successfully transformed multiple experimental drugs from concept through preclinical studies to human clinical trials.
Girish K. Gupta Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Sri Sai College of Pharmacy Bungal India Biography
Biography of Girish K. Gupta
He is currently Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Sri Sai College
of Pharmacy and Director-Research & Development, Sri Sai Group of Institutes,
Badhani, Pathankot, India. He has obtained Ph.D. in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences
at Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University) Mullana, India. He is also a
member of many pharmaceutical associations and scientific societies. He is also an
editorial board member, editor, guest editor and reviewer of many reputed international
and national journals. From scientometry perspective, he has authored more than 100 ISI
indexed documents with over 1000 citations and h-Index 19.
Khalid Hakeem Department of Biological Sciences King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of Khalid Hakeem
Prof. (Dr.) Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD is Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in molecular biology, plant ecophysiology and medicinal plant research. Dr. Hakeem has authored and edited more than 50 books with international publishers, including Springer Nature, Academic Press (Elsevier), and CRC Press. He also has to his credit more than 110 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals and 60 book chapters in edited volumes with international publishers.
Dominique Heymann West Cancer Institute University of Nantes Nantes France Biography
Biography of Dominique Heymann
Dominique Heymann is a Professor of Histology and Embryology at the University of Nantes (France). From 2004 to 2016, h was the head of a joint research unit recognized by INSERM and the University of Nantes dedicated to the pathogenesis of bone sarcomas. In 2015, he joined the Department of Oncology and Metabolism at the University of Sheffield (UK). Since 2017, Dominique Heymann is now Professor at the Integrated Cancer Centre (Nantes, FR) and honorary-Professor at the University of Sheffield. He has authored more than 240 publications in peer-reviewed journals mainly in the field of bone cancer and osteoclast differentiation.
Tingjun Hou College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Zhejiang University Zhejiang China Biography
Biography of Tingjun Hou
Dr. Hou obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computational Chemistry from Peking University in 2002 and is currently the professor for College of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. His research focuses on development of new methods for computer-aided drug design (CADD) and design of potential lead compounds for important drug targets. He has published more than 260 peer reviewed papers in international prestigious SCI-cited journals, 4 book chapters and 1 multimedia courseware.
Richard Houghten Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies Port St. Lucie, FL USA Biography
Biography of Richard Houghten
Dr. Richard A. Houghten, Ph.D., is the Founder, President and CEO of Torrey Pines Institute of Molecular Studies, Port St. Lucie, FL, USA. Over the past 30 years, he has focused his scientific efforts toward the development and use of a series of interlocking and powerful hit/lead/probe discovery platform techniques (parallel synthesis techniques and combinatorial chemistry). His strengths are in inventing and developing novel and far/wide ranging approaches for use in existing discovery problems. As an author/co-author, Dr. Houghten has more than 475 publications to his credit (having a very significant number of total citations, i.e. over 23,980), 75 issued US patents and 45 issued foreign patents.
Maria Eugenia Jaramillo-flores Instituto Politécnico Nacional Mexico City Mexico Biography
Biography of Maria Eugenia Jaramillo-flores
Dr. Flores did PhD in Food Sciences from the National School of Biological Sciences of the National Polytechnic (Institute Instituto Politécnico Nacional), in which she is currently working as a professor-researcher. During her research stay at Queens University of Belfast she focused on studies of metabolomics, AGEs and ALEs in diabetes. Her research focus is on the effect of the consumption of functional foods and/or nutraceuticals, especially phenolic compounds and flavonoids (as a potential therapeutics), on biochemical, physiological and genetic markers (nutrigenomics) in metabolic diseases (lipolysis-lipogenesis), and their relationship with cancer. She has published 75 articles, 14 book chapters, and 2 books as an editor. Besides, she has supervised PhD and master’s thesis in Biotechnology and Food Science.
Rangasamy Jayakumar Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre Kochi India Biography
Biography of Rangasamy Jayakumar
Prof. R. Jayakumar is working at Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi-682041, specializing in the area of Biomaterials for Healthcare Applications. Dr. R. Jayakumar joined ACNSMM in November 2007. He received his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Anna University, Chennai, India (2002). Dr. Jayakumar's research laboratory at Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine is mainly interested in the development of biodegradable polymeric nanofibers, nanogels, nanoparticles, nanocomposite scaffolds and injectable hydrogels for Tissue engineering, Drug Delivery and Wound Dressing applications.
Xiqun Jiang College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Nanjing University Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Xiqun Jiang
Dr. Xiqun Jiang is currently a professor of Department of Polymer Science & Engineering in College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at Nanjing University, P. R. China. He received his B.S. degree and MS degree in Polymer Chemistry at Nanjing University and got Ph. D at Nanjing University as a co-training Ph. D. student of Kyushu University, Japan and Nanjing University. His Post-Doctoral work was done at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His current research interest is focused on nanomedicine, drug delivery systems, macromolecular drug and polymer-based imaging probes. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, with 15 patents.
Ranjith K. Kankala Huaqiao University Quanzhou China Biography
Biography of Ranjith K. Kankala
Ranjith K. Kankala is currently working as Associate Professor at Huaqiao
University, P. R. China. After receiving his B.S and M.S in Pharmaceutical
Sciences and Ph.D. degree in the field of nanomedicine, he then joined as faculty at
Huaqiao University. He has authored over 85 international peer-reviewed
publications (Google Scholar: YL8aDgsAAAAJ) in various journals in the fields
of Biomaterials, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Chemistry. He also acts as a referee
for top-ranked journals like Nature communications and many journals in his area
of expertise. His expertise relates to the preparation of cutting-edge multifunctional
nano-/micro- hybrid systems with optimized properties for innovative biomedical
Alireza Karimi Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL USA Biography
Biography of Alireza Karimi
Alireza Karimi received his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering/Bioengineering from Kyushu University, Japan. His primary area of interest is ocular biomechanics. He is the author of more than 130 peer reviewed articles in the international journals.
Keith W. Kelley Professor of Immunophysiology University of Illinois Urbana, IL USA Biography
Biography of Keith W. Kelley
Keith W. Kelley is a Professor Emeritus of Immunophysiology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Kelley earned his Ph.D. in 1976, a time when the immune system was considered only to protect against infectious diseases. He helped reshape that view by bringing physiology to immunology. It is now accepted that there is an active dialogue between the immune system and brain, and these discoveries are improving human and animal health. Professor Kelley has been honored with 10 university and national awards, published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers as well as 70 book chapters, is well cited with an h-index of 68, been funded for 50 years as the Principal Investigator of NIH grants and served on four dozen NIH study sections. He is currently a Full Member of the Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimmunology, Rhythms and Sleep Study Section. Dr. Kelley is a Past-President and Secretary-Treasurer of the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity since 2003. The latest impact factor of the journal is 5.9, ranking it in the top 14% of all immunology journals and 11% of neuroscience journals.
Alexander Kornienko Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Texas State University San Marcos, TX USA Biography
Biography of Alexander Kornienko
Dr. Alexander Kornienko did B.S in Chemical Engineering from Mendeleev University, Moscow, Russia in 1994 and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Tufts University, Boston, USA in 1999. Since 2012, he has been associated with Texas State University and became a Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2016. His areas of interest are (a) Synthetic Organic Chemistry (b) Chemical Biology (focus on cancer signaling and death pathways) (c) Medicinal Chemistry (rational drug design and library screening) (d) Natural Product Chemistry (isolation, structure elucidation and analogue synthesis). Dr. Kornienko has numerous publications and honors to his credit.
Yoongho Lim Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology Konkuk University Seoul South Korea Biography
Biography of Yoongho Lim
Dr. Yoongho Lim is currently a Professor in the Division of Bioscience and Biotechnology at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. His research skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Cancer Research, Genetics, Immunology, Endocrinology, Developmental Biology, etc. Dr. Lim, as an author/co-author, has published more than 275 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 3,680.
Paul Lockman Health Sciences Center West Virginia University Morgantown, WV USA Biography
Biography of Paul Lockman
Dr. Lockman is currently an Assistant Vice President for Experimental Therapeutics at the Health Sciences Center at WVU. In addition, he is a Professor, Department Chair, the Mylan Endowed Chair for Pharmaceutical Sciences and Senior Associate Dean for Research at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. His primary work is focused on mathematical modelling of drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier. He has published ~ 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts or book chapters. In total, his research program as the Principal Investigator, has brought in over $16.2 million extramural dollars and has helped secure an additional $10.9 million as a co-investigator on projects that directly use his animal models or imaging systems.
Tong-Bu Lu Institute for New Energy Materials and Low Carbon Technologies Tianjin University of Technology Tianjin China Biography
Biography of Tong-Bu Lu
Tong-Bu Lu (1964) obtained B.S. in 1988 and Ph.D. in 1993 under the supervision of Prof. Min-Yu Tan from Lanzhou University. After two years postdoctoral fellowship at Sun Yat-Sen University, he joined the faculty at the same University, and became a professor in 2000. In 1998 and 2002, he worked as a postdoctor in F.A. Cotton’s group at Texas A&M University. He moved to Tianjing University of Technology in 2016. His research interest is crystal engineering, including macrocyclic chemistry, MOFs and pharmaceutical polymorphs and cocrystals. He has over 200 scientific publications, with H-index 43.
Guanghui Ma Institute of Process Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China Biography
Biography of Guanghui Ma
Guanghui Ma, is a Ph.D, Professor. She graduated from Gunma University of Japan in 1988, received Ph.D degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1993. She joined Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology as an assistant professor in 1994, and became a professor of Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences in2001. She is the winner of the Outstanding Young Scientists Fund (2001). She to her credit has more than 300 SCI articles published, such as Nature Materials, Nature Communication, JACS, Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater. She has authored 80 patents. She has been awarded with the China’s “Outstanding Women Scientist” (2005).
Giuseppe Maina Department of Neuroscience University of Turin Turin Italy Biography
Biography of Giuseppe Maina
Dr. Giuseppe Maina graduated (summa cum laude) in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Turin, Italy in 1985 and Specialized in Psychiatry with honors in 1989. Since 2014, he is Director of the Psychiatric Unit, University Hospital San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano - Medical School of the University of Turin. Dr. Maina main research interests include (a) Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology (b) Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy (c) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (d) Bipolar Disorders.
JoEllyn M. McMillan Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE USA Biography
Biography of JoEllyn M. McMillan
Dr. McMillan earned a Ph.D. in Toxicology from Texas A&M University, College Station,
TX, USA. She held a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Center for Toxicological
Research, Jefferson AR, USA, and a second post-doctoral fellowship in the Department
of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Medicine, at the Medical
University of South Carolina, Charleston SC, USA. She remained at the Medical
University of South Carolina as an Assistant Professor in the Pharmacology Department
and then moved to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA, in
2007. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and
Experimental Neuroscience, College of Medicine, and the Department of Environmental,
Agricultural and Occupational Health, College of Public Health. She has authored/coauthored
over 70 scientific publications and book chapters.
José L. Medina-Franco School of Chemistry University of Mexico Mexico City Mexico Biography
Biography of José L. Medina-Franco
Dr. Jose Medina-Franco received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.In 1998he joined Procter & Gamble. He received Ph.D. degree in 2005, both from the UNAM.He joined the University of Arizona as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Medina-Franco was named Assistant Member at the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies in Florida where he worked as PI for 5 years.He conducted research in drug discovery at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Medina-Franco is currently Full Professor at the School of Chemistry at UNAM where he leads the research group DIFACQUIM.
Dinesh K. Mishra School of Pharmacy & Technology Management Indore Institute of Pharmacy Indore India Biography
Biography of Dinesh K. Mishra
Dr. Mishra is working as a Professor & Principal at Indore Institute of Pharmacy, Indore (M.P.) India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar (M.P.) India. He is also a member of many Pharmaceutical associations and scientific societies. He is also an editorial board member, and reviewer of many reputed International and National journals. Dr. Mishra is a recipient of prestigious Prof. G. P. Talwar Young Scientist Award (2020) & INSA Visiting Fellow (2019). He has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals with over 2800 citations. His research interests are in the areas of novel drug delivery systems specially liposomes, ethosomes, transfersomes, solid lipid nanoparticles, transdermal drug delivery, microneedles, vaccines, product development etc.
Paola A. Mura Department of Chemistry University of Florence Florence Italy Biography
Biography of Paola A. Mura
Dr. Paola Mura is a Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at Department of Chemistry, School of Human Health Sciences, University of Florence. Her academic background consists of studying pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry from Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Florence (1971-1976). She is the author of more than 180 Publications on known and qualified Scientific Journals and more than 230 Communications to national and international Congresses. Dr. Mura’s main research interests are aimed at drug optimization in pharmaceutical formulations (for improving its efficacy, stability and safety) and at the development of innovative dosage forms (for obtaining controlled and/or targeted drug release) in order to achieve safer and more effective drug utilization.
John H. Musser Glycomed Alameda, CA USA
Arnon Nagler Director Hematology Division Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Israel Biography
Biography of Arnon Nagler
Dr. Nagler received his medical training at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, specializing in Internal Medicine and Haematology at the Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, and in Hematopoiesis (MSc) in TA University, Israel. During 1986 to 1990, he carried out a Postdoctoral research fellowship in haematology and bone marrow transplantation at "Stanford University Hospital" Palo Alto, CA, USA. Dr. Nagler has been working in the fields of bone marrow transplantation for haematological malignancies, for the last 25 years. Dr. Nagler is one of the pioneers of the non myeloablative and reduced intensity/toxicity allogeneic transplantations for both malignant and non-malignant disorders.
Kazufumi Nakamura Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Okayama University Okayama Japan Biography
Biography of Kazufumi Nakamura
Dr. Kazufumi Nakamura did Medicine from Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan in 1993 and PhD from Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Okayama, Japan in 1998. Since 2013, he is an Associate Professor at Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Nakamura has been bestowed numerous honors and awards for his contribution to medical science over the years.
Ali Nokhodchi School of Life Sciences University of Sussex Brighton UK Biography
Biography of Ali Nokhodchi
Ali Nokhodchi is a professor of pharmaceutics and drug delivery at The University of Sussex, School of Life Sciences. Professor Nokhodchi has obtained his PharmD from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran (1989) and Ph.D. from Liverpool John Moores University, UK (1996). His ongoing research topics include particle engineering, Pulmonary drug delivery, 3D printing, Hot Melt Extrusion, nanotechnology, and dissolution enhancement of poorly water-soluble drugs. Professor Nokhodchi has published over 250 peer-reviewed research articles, a book on pulmonary drug delivery and 6 book chapters in various fileds of pharmaceutics. He is associate editor and editorial board member of over 10 international pharmaceutical journals.
Ruth Nussinov Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute Frederick, MD USA Biography
Biography of Ruth Nussinov
Ruth Nussinov graduated from Rutgers, was in the Weizmann Institute, the Chemistry Department at Berkeley and Biochemistry at Harvard. She joined the Medical School in Tel Aviv and accepted a concurrent position at the National Cancer Institute, Leidos. She has co-authored over 550 papers. She is the Editor-in-Chief in PLoS Computational Biology, and an Associate Editor and on the Editorial Boards of several journals. She is a frequent speaker in Domestic and International meetings, symposia and academic institutions, won several awards and elected fellow of several societies. Her National Cancer Institute website describes her science, and major contributions. https://ccr.cancer.gov/ruth-nussinov.
Emmanuel C. Opara Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC USA Biography
Biography of Emmanuel C. Opara
Dr. Emmanuel C. Opara is a Professor at Institute for Regenerative Medicine, VT-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering & Sciences (SBES) Center on Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism, Wake Forest School of Medicine. He did B.Sc. (Hons) in Biochemistry from University of Nigeria in 1976 and M.Sc. in clinical biochemistry from University of Surrey in 1980. Furthermore, he did PhD from University of London, England in 1983.
Gian M. Pacifici Department of Translational Research and New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of Gian M. Pacifici
In 1971, Dr. Gian Maria received Laurea (Highest degree of Italian University) in Biological Sciences from University of Pisa. After that in 1983, Dr. Gian earned PhD in Medical Science from Karolinska Institute, Huddinge University Hospital. Dr. Gian was an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at Medical School, University of Pisa, Italy. Dr. Gian’s main scientific interest is in Neonatal clinical pharmacology. Dr. Gian is also a member of many international journals such as Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry, Jacobs Journal of Drug Metabolism and Toxicology, Current Pharmaceutical Design and so on.
Pasquale Pagliaro University of Torino Orbassano, TO Italy Biography
Biography of Pasquale Pagliaro
He graduated in Medicine in 1988. In 1994 he received a doctorate in Cardiovascular Physiology. From 1996 to 1999 he worked at Johns Hopkins University, as a researcher and as a visiting scientist. Prof. Pagliaro has received numerous honors, prizes and awards. He is a member of the following scientific societies: Italian Society of Physiology, Physiological Society and Italian Cardiovascular Research Society. He is the president of the SIRC, vice-chair of the Cardiotoxicity and Cardioprotection SIC working-group, and vice-chair of the PhD program in Experimental Medicine and Therapy. He published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles. On Scopus, his h-index is 33.
Hai-Feng Pan Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Anhui Medical University Anhui China Biography
Biography of Hai-Feng Pan
Dr. Hai-Feng Pan, M.D., serves as a Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public
Health, Anhui Medical University, PR China. He also serves as the English Editor of the Chinese Journal of Disease Control
& Prevention and Editorial Board Member of BioMed Res Int. His current research interests are genetic
epidemiology and pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. He has published more than 100
papers related to autoimmune disease in SCI indexed Journal, including Autoimmunity Reviews, Cytokine
Growth Factor Reviews, Current Pharmaceutical Design, etc.
Luana Perioli Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Perugia Perugia Italy Biography
Biography of Luana Perioli
Dr. Luna graduated in Pharmacy in 1986 and obtained her Ph.D. in 1992. She is a regular teacher of): Pharmaceutical Technology, Socio economy and Law for Industrial Pharmacy degree (II level), University of Perugia (Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences). She is author of many research papers published mainly on international journals. Her skills and expertise are in Thin Films and Nanotechnology, Materials Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Nanotechnology, Pharmacokinetics, Nano biotechnology, and Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology. She has contributed more than 150 publications, having citations around 2,630
Waldemar Priebe Experimental Therapeutics University of Texas Houston, TX USA Biography
Biography of Waldemar Priebe
Dr. Priebe obtained a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry degree from the University of Warsaw in Poland and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Organic and Medical Chemistry from the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences in Poland. He is a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and also holds the title of Professor of Chemistry in the Republic of Poland. Prof. Priebe is noted for his successful development of new therapeutic entities for the treatment of cancer. Five of his drugs entered clinical trials and several others are in different stages of preclinical development. He has published more than 200 scientific publications and his work has led to over 50 patents.
Miguel A. Prieto Analytical and Food Chemistry Department University of Vigo Ourense Spain Biography
Biography of Miguel A. Prieto
In revision of my research accomplishments, the researcher emphasizes his experience in
Food Chemistry and Technology having published more than 75 peer-reviewed articles
(SCI journals), with more than 1600 citations and h-index of 24. The researcher has
strongly collaborated in 23 different types of research project funds as team member (6
international, 6 European, 7 national, 2 regional and 3 company contracts). Moreover, he
holds 5 patents and another one has been recently submitted. The researcher has
participated in 102 national and international conferences in different fields of study from
Food Technology to Mathematical/Statistical Sciences. He has acquired teaching
experience at the University of Vigo lecturing Experimental Science subject since 2017. As
demonstrative example of the internationalization of the research career, the 75 articles
have been accomplished in collaboration with a total of 21 world-wide recognized
institutions. Currently, he is member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Bioscience
(Landmark Edition) as managing editor of a special issue and guest editor in Scientific
Zhiyong Qian West China Hospital Sichuan University Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Zhiyong Qian
ZhiYong Qian, Professor in the State Key Lab of Biotherapy, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, the National Distinguished Young Scholar, was born in January 1976 in Jiangsu Province, PR China. Dr. Qian obtained his PhD from the Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences at 2003. His research interests are in the area of biomaterials, biomedical engineering, drug delivery system, tissue engineering and nanotechnology. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Qian is the Editor-in-Chief of “J Biomed Nanotechnology”, Associate Editor of “Chinese Chemical Letters”.
Nima Rezaei Research Center for Immunodeficiencies Children's Medical Center Hospital Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Nima Rezaei
Dr. Nima Rezaei did his M.D. from School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2002. He did M.Sc. and PhD from School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, The University of Sheffield in 2006 and 2009. He has more than 640 articles publications in the internationally recognized scientific journals (H-index: 50). Over the years, Dr. Rezaei has presented more than 400 lectures/posters in international and national congresses.
Rita Rezzani Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences University of Brescia Brescia Italy Biography
Biography of Rita Rezzani
Dr. Prof. Rita Rezzani has been serving as a chairman and a full professor of Anatomy and Physiopathology Division at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy since 2006. Her skills and expertise are in Cell Culture, Hypertension, Apoptosis, Inflammation, Atherosclerosis, Antioxidants, Blood Pressure, Reactive Oxygen Species, Oxidative Stress and Free Radical Scavengers. She has contributed more than 250 publications in different international journals and she has been cited more than 5000 times in different publications.
Carlo Riccardi Department of Medicine University of Perugia Perugia Italy Biography
Biography of Carlo Riccardi
Dr. Carlo Riccardi obtained his Medical degree in 1988 from Perugia University Medical School, University of Perugia, Italy. Dr. Riccardi is currently Full Professor of Pharmacology, in the Department of Medicine, at Perugia University Medical School, University of Perugia. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of pharmacology, drug therapy, inflammation, autoimmunity, immunopharmacology, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, anti-inflammatory drugs, etc. Dr. Riccardi, as an author/co-author, has published more than 285 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 13,390.
Silvia Rivara Department of Food and Drug Sciences University of Parma Parma Italy Biography
Biography of Silvia Rivara
Silvia Rivara is Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Food and Drug of the University of Parma (Italy). Her scientific interests are focused on drug design and structure-activity relationship studies. She has participated to the design and development of several new compounds acting on drug targets, mainly GPCRs and enzymes. Computational techniques, like virtual screening, molecular dynamics, pharmacophore building etc. are applied to support lead finding and optimization. She is also involved in projects aimed at the development of protein-protein interaction inhibitors and of dual-acting compounds. She is author of more than one hundred scientific articles published on international peer-reviewed journals, with h-index = 30.
Gavin P. Robertson Department of Pharmacology The Pennsylvania State University Hershey, PA USA
Matteo A. Russo Department of Experimental Medicine University of Rome IRCCS Foundation Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Matteo A. Russo
Prof. Matteo A. Russo obtained his Medical Degree from Catholic University Medical School in Rome (Italy). He specialized in Oncology, General Pathology (from University of Rome
) and Cardiology (Catholic University Medical School). Soon after he got a track tenure at University of Rome
Medical School, first, as Associate Professor of Experimental Oncology and then as Full Professor of General Pathology. At present, he is the Head of Basic Research and Laboratories at San Raffaele Scientific Institute; he is also President of MEBIC (Medical and Experimental Bioimaging Center, a joint consortium between San Raffaele University and University of Rome
). He has published more than 150 scientific papers, being awarded by three international prizes for Basic Research. Prof. Russo is member of the editorial board of 6 peer-reviewed journals.
Andrew V. Schally (Nobel Laureate) VAMC New Orleans, LA USA Biography
Biography of Andrew V. Schally
Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., received his training in England, Canada, Sweden, and USA. In the years 1954-1977 he worked in the field of neuroendocrinology. Dr. Schally’s group isolated and elucidated the structure of hypothalamic LHRH. Dr. Schally was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1977 for his work on hypothalamic peptides. Dr. Schally switched then to cancer research. He is a world leader in research on hormone-related cancers and treatment of prostate and other cancers. Various classes of anticancer peptides were developed in his laboratory. Dr. Schally is the Professor of Pathology and Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Chief of the Endocrine, Polypeptide Cancer Institute at the VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida and Distinguished Medical Research Scientist. He has more than 2500 publications to his credit.
Francesco P. Schena Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation University of Bari Bari Italy
Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Texas Tech University Odessa, TX USA Biography
Biography of Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich
Dr. Lutsevich research interests are comparative placental and reproductive physiology in normal and pathological pregnancies; materno-placental-fetal interaction in maternal obesity, maternal alcohol and marijuana consumption, pre-eclampsia and racial discrepancies and mechanism of developmental programming in these conditions. In utero fetal brain protection, and placental stress, transport and synthesis of lipid derivatives (endocannabinoids), lipid-soluble vitamins and hormones in adverse maternal environment. She is also interested in development of non-invasive methods of diagnosis of placental pathologies. She is developing the novel direction, studying the mechanism of host-microbial interaction in fetal and place development.
Javad Sharifi-Rad Phytochemistry Research Center Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Javad Sharifi-Rad
Javad Sharifi-Rad is Research Scientist in Phytochemistry Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. His main topics of study and research interests have been phytochemistry, medicinal chemistry and biological activities of natural products. He is component of the board of editors of several reputable international journals and several scientific societies. He has authored over 250 publications and so many international and national conference papers about biological activities of medicinal plants and natural products.
Jasvinder A. Singh Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology University of Alabama Birmingham, AL USA Biography
Biography of Jasvinder A. Singh
Dr. Jasvinder A. Singh, MD, MPH, is currently serving as a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also a Staff Physician at University of Alabama Hospital and University, Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, and UAB Highlands Hospital. He has been recognized with Max Cooper Award for Research Excellence in 2017, Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award in 2016, and American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Rheumatology fellow award in 2001. He has contributed more than 600 publications, having citations around 35,311.
Claudio Soto Department of Neurology University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX USA Biography
Biography of Claudio Soto
Dr. Claudio Soto is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s disease and related Brain Disorders at the University of Texas in Houston. He received his PhD from the University of Chile in 1993. His research focuses on understanding the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases associated to the misfolding and aggregation of proteins, particularly Alzheimer’s and prion disorders. He has published more than 160 peer review articles, many of which have been published in prestigious scientific journals (including Cell, Nature, Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature medicine, Lancet, etc). Dr Soto's publications have been cited more than 12,000 times (H index 59). He has been awarded with many grants from NIH, and private foundations for a total funding of over 30 million dollars, and has been an invited speaker in more than 160 scientific meetings worldwide.
Shams Tabrez King Fahd Medical Research Center King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of Shams Tabrez
Dr. Shams Tabrez received his Ph.D degree in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, India in the year 2010. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor at King Fahd Medical Research Center (KFMRC), King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has vast experience in the field of clinical pharmacology. He is also having a strong research interest in the field of natural compounds based therapy which has fetched him a good number of publications. He had published 115 articles in the journals of international repute till date and some more are in pipeline. He has been also credited to publish a book and 2 chapters with reputed international publishing agency based in Germany (Total citations: 2115; h-index: 26; i10-index: 65). Dr. Tabrez has successfully accomplished four research grant funded by KACST and KAU as a principal investigator. Currently, he is running 5 different projects as principal and co-investigator. He has generated more than 2.35 million Saudi Riyals in research funds either as PI or as CO-I.
Sushama Talegaonkar Department of Pharmaceutics Delhi Pharma Sciences and Research University (DPSRU) New Delhi India Biography
Biography of Sushama Talegaonkar
Dr. Sushama Talegaonkar is working as an Associate Professor in the Department
of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, DPSRU, New Delhi.
Dr Talegaonkar has granted one Indian Patent and filed 6 Indian
patents. She has published more than 220 research papers in high impact
factor International reputed journals and 30 papers in National journals with
h-index 46, i10-index -122 and 8750 google scholar citations. She has co-authored four books and authored 12 chapters in International
reference books. She has presented papers in more than 50 National and
International conferences and participated in more than 50 symposia and
workshops. She was awarded the prestigious Motan Devi Dandiya Biennial Prize for best publication in Pharmaceutical Sciences for the period 2010-11. Dr Talegaonkar has so far supervised 26 Ph.D and 50
Master Students. She is also a member
of the editorial board of Recent patents on drug delivery and Formulation.
Ren Xiang Tan State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine Nanjing China Biography
Biography of Ren Xiang Tan
Prof. RX Tan is a chair professor and vice president at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, with his concurrent chair-professorship at Nanjing University. He has been well established in the field of drug discovery and medicinal chemistry. He has published over 330 articles with over 10,000 citations in respected journals such as Nat Commun, PNAS, J Am Chem Soc, and Angew Chem. As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), he is at the editorial (advisory) boards of Natural Product Reports, Current Medicinal Chemistry, Frontiers in Plant Sciences, and others.
Carlo G. Tocchetti Department of Translational Medical Sciences The University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy Biography
Biography of Carlo G. Tocchetti
Dr. CG Tocchetti is Associate Professor of Medicine, Naples, Italy. He is a basic and clinical investigator and coordinates the HF outpatient unit. His studies in Baltimore have helped dissecting the cardiac contractile effects of HNO and the development of a novel HNO donor for treating human HF currently used in clinical trials. Hence, the main goal of his lab is to explore pathophysiologic mechanisms and therapeutic targets in cardiac dysfunction, particularly in post-ischemic HF, genetic and inflammatory cardiomyopathies, Pulmonary Hypertension and RV dysfunction, and HF due to antineoplastic therapies, including novel anticancer immunotherapies and biologic drugs for inflammatory diseases.
Nese Tuncel Department of Physiology Osmangazi University Eskisehir Turkey Biography
Biography of Nese Tuncel
Dr. Neşe Tunçel received her BS in Pharmacy in 1970 and her PhD in Medical Physiology in 1982 from Ankara University, Turkey. She has been served as a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Neurophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, and she was retired in April 2016. She has 95 scientific publications. She also serves as a member of the Editorial boards of several academic journals including
Current Pharmaceutical Design, Medicinal Chemistry, Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery, The Open Cancer Journal, Biomedical Review and Adipobiology, Current Clinical pharmacology
. She has also served in the Editorial Advisory Board of
in the period 1998-2010 and,
Immunology, Endocrine and Metabolic
Agents for three years.
Muhammad Wahajuddin Division of Pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) Lucknow India Biography
Biography of Muhammad Wahajuddin
Dr. Wahajuddin is serving as a Principal Scientist and Associate professor (AcSIR) at Pharmaceutics
Pharmacokinetics Division, CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute Lucknow where he has been studying
pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics of potential candidate molecules of CSIR-CDRI drug R&D pipeline
(in addition to marketed drugs/metabolites/natural products) and deciphering the molecular
mechanism(s) of ADME/disposition thereof. He is also a registered patent agent with Indian patent office
New Delhi. He has more than 100 research papers in highly reputed peer reviewed international journals.
He has been elected as member to Global Young Academy under the aegis of German National Academy of
Sciences Leopoldina Halle Germany, Indian National Young Academy of Sciences and admitted as Fellow
of Royal Society of Biology (UK), Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and Higher Education Academy (UK).
Qian Wang Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of South Carolina Columbia, SC USA
Jingwei Xie Department of Surgery University of Nebraska Omaha, NE USA Biography
Biography of Jingwei Xie
Jingwei Xie received his B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2002) from Nanjing University of Technology, China, and his Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore (2007). He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Xia group at Washington University in St. Louis (2007-2011) and then as a Senior Scientist at Marshall University (2011-2013). He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery-Transplant and Holland Regenerative Medicine Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research interests include biomaterials, drug delivery, nanomedicine, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.
Wuli Yang Department of Macromolecular Science Fudan University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Wuli Yang
Dr. Wuli Yang is currently a Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science at Fudan University. He received his BS degree in 1995, MS degree in 1998 and PhD degree in 2001 from Fudan University. His current research interest is focused on functional inorganic nanoparticles, functional polymeric composite microspheres and biomedical nanoparticles for diagnostic and drug delivery. Prof. Yang has co-authored more than 170 peer-reviewed papers, and is the recipient of 16 Chinese patents. His publications have been cited over 6600 times with current H-index of 48.
Xiaojun Yao Department of Chemistry Lanzhou University Lanzhou China Biography
Biography of Xiaojun Yao
Xiaojun Yao received his Ph.D. degree in chemoinformatics and theoretical chemistry from University Paris 7-Denis Diderot, Paris, France, in 2004. He works as a Professor of chemoinformatics and analytical chemistry in College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China. His current research interests include computer-aided molecular design, bioinformatics, and computational biology.
Hong Zhang Institute of Interdisciplinary Integrative Medicine Research Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Hong Zhang
Dr. Hong Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in formulaology from Chengdu University of
Traditional Chinese Medicine in May 2005. He joined the Second Military Medical
University as a lecturer in June 2005 and became an associate professor in 2009. He
moved to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine as an associate professor in August, 2018. Currently his research interests are focused on the anti-cancer activity,
target and compatibility mechanism for Chinese medicines and natural products.
Xiang Y. Zhang Department of Psychiatry The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, TX USA Biography
Biography of Xiang Y. Zhang
Dr. Xiang has obtained Ph.D. in Psychopharmacology from the Institute of Mental Health, Peking University School of Medicine, Beijing CHINA. He is presently serving as an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, USA. He has been awarded The Beijing Science and Technology Award in 2008, Senior Scientist Award in 2006, Travel Award, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in 2005 and many others. His skills and expertise are in Molecular Biology, Psychopathology, Clinical Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychology. He has contributed more than 245 publications, having citations around 5,159
Qi (Tony) Zhou College of Pharmacy Purdue University West Lafayette, IN USA Biography
Biography of Qi (Tony) Zhou
Dr. Qi (Tony) Zhou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University. He obtained his PhD from Monash University of Australia and received postdoctoral training at the University of Sydney. Dr. Zhou’s research focuses on pharmaceutical solid dosage forms, pharmaceutical manufacturing and pulmonary drug delivery systems. He has secured numerous research funding from Governments, organizations and pharmaceutical industry, including NIH R01 and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grants. Dr. Zhou’s contributions to the field of pharmaceutical sciences have been recognized by many awards including 2013 Australian Early Career Fellowship, 2014 Australian Endeavour Fellowship, 2015.
Shaobing Zhou School of Materials Science and Engineering Southwest Jiaotong University Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Shaobing Zhou
Shaobing Zhou received his B.S. degree in polymer chemistry from Sichuan University in 1996 and Ph.D. degree in Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003. He was promoted in 2005 to Full Professor at Southwest Jiaotong University. His research interests include drug controlled release system and tissue engineering scaffold. He is the author or coauthor of more than 120 refereed articles, 1 book chapter and 15 Chinese patents/patent applications. He has been cited over 3500 times and has an h-index of 39. Currently, he is one of the associate editors of the journal: American Journal of Materials Science.
Associate Editorial Board Members
Seyed H. Aghaee-Bakhtiari Department of Medical Biotechnology Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad Iran Biography
Biography of Seyed H. Aghaee-Bakhtiari
Seyed Hamid Aghaee-Bakhtiari, is an assistant professor of Biotechnology Research Center and Department of Medical Biotechnology at the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He received his PhD from the Pasteur Institute of Iran to evaluate effective microRNAs of androgen receptor in the suppression of prostate cancer at the Pasteur Institute of Iran. He developed miRandb database, a meta-database of online services for microRNA research, which was published in briefings in bioinformatics. He compiled two book chapters for non-coding RNA databases for springer. He is developing several databases about miRNA and disease relationships, miRNA target prediction and miRNA target validation.
P.N. Gupta CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu-Tawi India Biography
Biography of P.N. Gupta
Dr. Gupta is Principal Scientist at Formulation & Drug Delivery Division, CSIR-Indian Institute
of Integrative Medicine, Jammu. Dr. Gupta graduated in Pharmacy and obtained his Ph.D. in
Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. H. S. Gour
University, Sagar (M.P.) India. He did postdoctoral research work in Drug Delivery &
Biomaterial Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University of Belfast, UK with the
prestigious fellowship from Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, USA & Wellcome trust, UK. He is
recipient of most coveted industrial awards including Young Scholar Award by Ranbaxy Science
Foundation (2007) and Formulation & Drug Delivery Leadership Award (2019). He has to his
credit many publications in international journal of repute. Dr. Gupta is a member of many
professional bodies and reviewer for various prestigious journals.
Majid Khazaei Department of Physiology Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad Iran Biography
Biography of Majid Khazaei
Dr. Majid Khazaei is currently working as a Professor of Physiology at the Department of Physiology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. He obtained his PhD. in physiology from the Department of physiology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1998 from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Dr. Khazaei has numerous honors, awards and publications to his credit.
Na’il Saleh Department of Chemistry United Arab Emirates University Al Ain UAE Biography
Biography of Na’il Saleh
Na’il Saleh received his PhD in Photochemistry from University of Missouri, USA in 2002. He worked as an Assistant Professor of physical chemistry at Yarmouk university, Jordan from 2002-2009. He was also appointed from 2006 to 2008 as a Research Scientist at Jacob university Bremen in Germany. In 2013, he was promoted to Associate Professor by United Arab Emirates University (joined 2009). With more than 48 publications, his research has been focusing on designing and creating new smart constitutional materials with inherent reversibility and responsiveness to chemical and thermal stimuli that have potential applications in biology, energy and environment using a non-classical approach.
Muthu Thiruvengadam Department of Crop Science Konkuk University Seoul South Korea Biography
Biography of Muthu Thiruvengadam
Dr. Muthu Thiruvengadam is Associate Professor, Department of Applied Bioscience, Konkuk
University, Seoul, South Korea. He has obtained his PhD in Biotechnology, Bharathidasan
University, India. During his training as a Postdoctoral Scientist from the Jawaharlal Nehru
University, India and National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, he gained a lot of experience to
be molecular biology techniques and bioactive compounds identification using metabolomics
tools against pharmacological activities. His main interest is in bioactive compounds, biomedical
applications and nanotechnology. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is the
recipient of several grants and awards.
Chunlin Zhuang Department of Chemistry Fudan University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Chunlin Zhuang
Chunlin Zhuang received his bachelor’s degree from Nanjing Medical University, China (2009) and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from Second Military Medical University (2014). In 2012-2013, he worked at the University of Minnesota as an exchange Ph.D. candidate. He has worked as a faculty member at the School of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University from 2014 and in Prof. Fener Chen’s group at Fudan University from 2019 as a professor. He has held a joint professorship at Ningxia Medical University. His research interests include computer-aided drug design, medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.
Executive Guest Editor(s)
Umberto Aguglia Universita degli studi Magna Gracia di Catanzaro Catanzaro Italy
Amirhossein Ahmadi Faculty of Pharmacy Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences Sari Iran Biography
Biography of Amirhossein Ahmadi
A. Ahmadi is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of researching in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. He is skilled in clinical research, animal models, cellular models, scientific writing and 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 original research papers and reviews in high-quality journals and selected as a recognized international editor and peer reviewer by famous publishers. In 2019, he was selected as the top reviewers in Cross-Field on Publons global reviewer database.
Hisham Al-Obaidi University of Reading Reading UK
Karel Allegaert KU Leuven Leuven Belgium
Marco Alves Universidade de Porto Porto Portugal
Ron N. Apte Ben-Gurion University of the Neger Beer Sheba Israel
Sanjula Baboota Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research(SPER) Jamia Hamdard New Delhi India Biography
Biography of Sanjula Baboota
Prof. Sanjula Baboota is presently working at the Department of Pharmaceutics, School
of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER), Jamia Hamdard. She has a total
experience of about 23 years in teaching and research. She has a list of over 200
publications in high impact factor refereed journals. She has guided several students
both at the at the postgraduate and doctorate level. She has more than 7300 citations
and has an h-index of 43 and i10 index of 120 (Source: Google Scholar).
Maciej Banach Lipi and Blood Pressure Meta-Analysis Collaboration (LBPMC) Group Warsaw Poland
Lillian Barros Instituto Politecnio de Braganca Branganca Portugal
Ettore Beghi Instituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri Milan Italy
Mariano Bizzarri Universita degli di Roma La Sapeinza Rome Italy
Stefanos Bonovas Humanitas University Milan Italy
Francesco P. Busardo Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences University "Politecnica delle Marche" of Ancona Ancona Italy
Marcio F. Chedid Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgery Unit Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Porto Alegre Brazil Biography
Biography of Marcio F. Chedid
Prof. Dr. Marcio F. Chedid obtained his MD degree by the Medical School of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2004. Prof. Chedid concluded a five-year General Surgery and Surgical Oncology Residency at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA-UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2010. He worked as a Clinical Fellow at the Division of Abdominal Transplantation Surgery of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota USA, from 2011 to December 2013. Since May 2014, Prof. CHEDID is an Attending Liver and Pancreas Transplant Surgeon at HCPA-UFRGS. Prof. Chedid obtained a PhD degree in Surgical Sciences at UFRGS in February 2017 and has worked as Postgraduate Professor of Surgery and Master´s Degree Thesis Advisor at the Medical School of UFRGS since September 2017. He has authored/co-authored 47 scientific medical articles, including the one first reporting successful performance of human pancreas transplantation utilizing IGL-1 preservation solution (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27163542). Prof. Chedid is one of the associate editors of the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and also is a member of the editorial board of Annals of Translational Medicine and Lipids in Health and Disease. Prof. Chedid is a reviewer for 31 PubMed Indexed scientific journals.
Nadezda Cherdyntseva Academy of Sciences Tomsk Russia
Ruth Clapauch Departamento de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia (DGO) Rio de Janeiro State University Rio De Janeiro Brazil
Jose Correa Instituto Politenico Nacional Mexico City Mexico
Silvio Danese Humanitas Research Hospital Rozzano Italy
Loredana De Bartolo CNR-Instituto per la Technologia delle Membrane Rende Italy
John Van Den Anker Childrens National Health System Washington, DC USA
Martin Federico Desimone Universidad de Buenos Aives Argentina
Jianxun Ding Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials Jilin Biomedical Polymers Engineering Laboratory Changchun China Biography
Biography of Jianxun Ding
Dr. Jianxun Ding is an associate professor in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He received his B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2007 and then obtained his Ph.D. degree from CIAC, CAS in 2013. He was awarded the 2012 President's Excellence Award from CAS among more than 10 other awards. He has published over 150 academic papers in high-impact journals and has applied for over 60 Chinese patents. His research interests focus on synthesis of functional biodegradable polymers for drug delivery, immunotherapy, and regenerative medicine.
Ahmed Elzoghby Egypt
Ana Raquel Esteves Universidade de Coimbra Coimbra Portugal
Isabel Ferreira Instituto Politecnio de Braganca Branganca Portugal
Hao Gao College of Artificial Intelligence Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications Nanjing China
Lidietta Giorno CNR-Instituto perta per la Technologia delle Membrane Rende Italy
Joao Goncalves Universidade de Lisboa Lisbon Portugal
Illana Gozes Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine Ramal Aviv Israel
Davide Grassi Universita degli studi di Torino Torino Italy
Nigel H. Greig National Institution on Aging Bethesda Maryland USA
Andrzej Grzybowski Department of Ophthalmology Uniwesytet Warminsko-Mazurski w Olztynie Olztyn WM Poland
Pierre Guertin Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite Laval (CHUL) Quebec Canada
Ignacio Zapardiel Gutiérrez Hosptial Iniversitario La paz Madrid Spain
Shilei Hao Fudan University Shanghai China
Jiman He Southern Medical University Guangzhou China
Syed Vahid Hosseini Switzerland
Jiwei Hu Guizhou Normal University Guizhou China Biography
Biography of Jiwei Hu
Dr. Jiwei Hu is currently a Chair Professor at Guizhou Provincial Key Laboratory for Information Systems of Mountainous Areas and Protection of Ecological Environment as well as at Cultivation Base of Guizhou National Key Laboratory of Mountainous Karst Eco-environment, Guizhou Normal University. He obtained B.S. in chemical engineering from Zhejiang Institute of Technology in 1984, M.S. in organic chemistry from University of Jyväskylä in 1994, Licentiate in environmental chemistry from Stockholm University in 1996, and Ph.D. in applied chemistry from University of Jyväskylä in 1999. He carried out his research at College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow from 2002 to 2005. He received in 2018 the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) medal in Sweden and the Science Technology Cooperation Award of Guizhou Province. He has so far authored and co-authored approximately 180 conference and journal papers and his work has led to 7 patents.
Zunnan Huang Guandong Medical University Zhanjiang China
Mohammad Amjad Kamal Enzymoics Sydney Australia
Theodora Katsila National Hellenic Research Foundation Athens Greece
Sher Bahadar Khan Department of Chemistry King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of Sher Bahadar Khan
Prof. Dr. Sher Bahadar Khan did his Ph.D from HEJ, Karachi University, Pakistan. After
completion of Ph.D, He started his post-doctoral career in Nanochemistry and Nanotechnology and
continued to work as a post-doctoral research fellow till February 2010 at Yonsei University, South
Korea. In March 2010, He joined Center for Advanced Materials and Nano-engineering,
Department of Chemistry, Najran University as an Assistant Professor and continued his work till
31 st August 2011. He joined the Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi
Arabia as an Assistant Professor in September 2011. Currently he is full Professor in the Chemistry
Department, King Abdulaziz University and is doing research in Nanochemistry and
Nanotechnology which comprises catalysis, hydrogen production, drug delivery, solar cell,
development of active photo-catalyst and fabrication of perceptive bio-sensor and chemi-sensor
using metal oxide nanomaterials and their green environmental nanohybrids. He is the author of 300
research articles, twelve books, and six patents with more than 850 impact factor, 5650 citations and
Pran Kishore Deb Philadelphia University Jordan Amman Jordan
Mallikarjuna Korivi Zhejiang Normal University Jinhua China
Takeshi Kurose Japan
Julia Kzhyshkowska Universitatsklinikum Mannheim Mannheim Germany
Luigi Landini Universita di pisa Pisa Italy
Aurelio Leone Universita di pisa Pisa Italy
Walter S. Li School of Materials Science and Engineering University of Science and Technology Nanjing China
Mingkai Li Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy Fourth Military Medical University Xi’an China
Binbin Li China
Dejia Li China
Jesus Fernandez Lucas Spain
Kostas Margetis USA
Soraya Vallés Marti Spain
Natália Martins Department of Biomedicine Faculty of Medicine University of Porto Porto Portugal
Oriana Tabarrini / Serena Massari Italy
Regina Menezes Universidade Nova d Lisboa Lisbon Portugal
Ikuko Miyazaki Tokyo Medical University Tokyo Japan
Vassilios Myrianthopoulos Faculty of Pharamcay National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Athens Greece
Joseph Fomusi Ndisang University of Sakatchewan Saskatoon Canada
Georgios Nikolopoulos Medical School University of Cyprus Nicosia Cyprus
Evangelos Oikonomou University of Athens Medical School Athens Greece
Alexander Orekhov Institute of General Pathology and Pathophysiology RAMS Moscow Russia
Gorka Orive Universidad del pais Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea Campus Alaxa Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain
Gavin Oudit University of Alberta Edmonton Canada
George Patrinos Pane pistimion Patron Patra Greece
Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet Le Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy France
Emma Piacentini CNR-Instituto perta per la Technologia delle Membrane Rende Italy
Dominico Di Raimondo UOC, Medicinia Interna con sroke Care Palermo Italy
Sandra Reznik Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshira University New York USA
Luis Javier Cruz Ricondo Netherlands
Amirhossein Sahebkar Mashad University of Medical Sciences Mashad Iran
Simona Salerno CNR-Instituto per la Technologia delle Membrane Rende Italy
Marcos André Vannier dos Santos Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz Rio de Jeneiro Brazil
Celestino Sardu Universita degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli Naples Italy
Maria-Corina Serban Universitatea de Medicinia Se Farmacie Victor babes din Timisoara Timisoara Romania
Seiji Shioda Department of Anatomy Hoshi Universtiy Tokyo Japan
Alberto Signore Universita degli studi di Roma La Sapeinza Rome Italy
Predrag Sikiric Medical Faculty University of Zagreb Zagreb Croatia
Pichini Simona Instituto Superoire di Sanitea Roma Italy
Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez Universidad de Santiago de compostela Santiago de Compostela Spain
Karmen Stankov Healthcare Management Novi Sad Serbia
George Stranjalis National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Athens Greece
Marios Themistocleous University Hospital of Athens Athens Greece
Nanasaheb Thorat Medical Science Division, John Radcliffe Hospital University of Oxford Oxford United Kingdom
Dimitris Tousoulis University of Athens Medical School Athens Greece
Dimitrios Tousoulis Hippokaration General Hospital Athens Greece
Manolis Vavuranakis University of Athens Medical School Athens Greece
Ravichandra Vemuri University of Tasmania Hobart Australia
Dimitrios Vrachatis G. Gennimatas General Hospital Athens Greece
Junchao Wei Center for Informational Biology Nanchang University Nanchang China
Robert Weissert Universitat Regensurg Regensburg Germany
Weiwei Xue Chongqing University Chongqing China Biography
Biography of Weiwei Xue
Weiwei Xue received his B.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) degree in Department of
Chemistry at Lanzhou University. He worked as a visiting scholar of the Department
of Biochemistry at University of Washington School of Medicine (2018-2019). He is
now an associate professor of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Chongqing
University. His research interests focus on employing principles of physics and
chemistry with modern computational techniques to understand the molecular
mechanism underlying chemical and biological processes (protein−ligand/protein
interactions and protein folding), and to design novel therapeutic candidates. Dr. Xue
has published more than 50 peer-reviewed research papers with over 1000 citations
and h-index of 23.
Ali Yadollahpour Department of Medical Physics Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences Ahvaz Iran Biography
Biography of Ali Yadollahpour
Ali Yadollahpour received his MSc and PhD in Medical Physics from Tarbiat Modares
University, Tehran, Iran in 2013. He has served as the head of Bioelectromagnetic Clinic
in Imam Hospital, Ahvaz, Iran. He is the faculty member of Medical Physics department,
School of Medicine in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
His main research interests are experimental and quantitative neuroscience, cognitive
neuroscience, brain stimulation, neuromodulation, using physical modalities and
nanoscale agents in medical theranostics. He is currently working on
neuromodulation/neurofeedback for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Li Yue-Chun Wenzhou Medical University Wenzhou China
Donghong Zhang Georgia State University Atlanta, GA USA Biography
Biography of Donghong Zhang
Dr Donghong Zhang is currently serving as a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine of Georgia State University, USA. He completed his M.S. from Shantou University Medical College, China. He further obtained a PhD from Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China in 2012. His research interests include Role of epigenetics, genetics and metabolomics in heart development, heart regeneration, atherosclerosis and lung cancer in vivo and in vitro. He has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals.
JiuChang Zhong College of Food Science and Technology Capital Medical University Beijing China
Lixin Zhu University at Buffalo, State University of New York Buffalo, NY USA
João Eurico Cortez Cabral da Fonseca Portugal
Claudia Nunes dos Santos Universidade Nova de Lisboa Lisbon Portugal