Ijeoma F. Uchegbu Department of Pharmaceutics University of London London UK Biography
Biography of Ijeoma F. Uchegbu
Ijeoma Uchegbu is Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at the UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London (UCL), Pro-Vice Provost for Africa and The Middle East, UCL and Chief Scientific Officer of Nanomerics. She obtained her PhD from the School of Pharmacy, University of London in 1994. In 2015, Ijeoma became UCL’s Pro-Vice Provost for Africa and The Middle East. Nanomerics was founded in 2010 by Ijeoma and Andreas G. Schätzlein. Nanomerics is a specialtiy pharmaceutical company focused on exploiting pharmaceutical nanotechnology platforms for medicines development. Ijeoma has been awarded various prizes for her work, notably the UK Department for Business Innovation Skills’ Women of Outstanding Achievement in Science Engineering and Technology award and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year 2012. Ijeoma was elected to the Controlled Release Society College of Fellows in 2013 and became an Eminent Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2013.
Maria J. Blanco-Prieto University of Navarra Pamplona Spain Biography
Biography of Maria J. Blanco-Prieto
Maria J. Blanco‐Prieto received her Pharmacy Degree from the University of Santiago de
Compostela (Spain), followed by a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Paris‐Sud
(France). She completed a post‐doctoral training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
(ETH), Zürich, (Switzerland) and then joined the University of Navarra where presently she is Full
Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology.
Her research lay in the field of biomaterials and advanced drug carrier systems including the
design and the development of polymer and lipid based micro‐ and nanoscale carriers, their
biological evaluation in in vitro cell cultures (toxicity, mechanism of action, intracellular drug
release) and also their pharmacokinetic and dynamic impact in vivo (using relevant animal models
of the diseases).
Arlene McDowell University of Otago Dunedin New Zealand Biography
Biography of Arlene McDowell
Dr Arlene McDowell is a Senior Lecturer at New Zealand’s National School of
Pharmacy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Arlene graduated from the
University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and in 1999 with a MSc.
In 2005 she completed her PhD at the University Otago on designing oral delivery
systems for biocontrol agents for the Australian brushtail possum.
Arlene has co-authored scientific and research papers, reviews and book chapters in
leading pharmaceutical publications. In 2009, Arlene was awarded an Otago University
Student Association Teaching Award for her undergraduate teaching in the Bachelor of
Arlene’s research interests are in the area of drug delivery wildlife applications and
nanomedicines. Arlene currently Chairs the Editorial Board of the Controlled Release
Society Newsletter and is on the Board of Scientific Advisors.
Huiling Mu University of Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark Biography
Biography of Huiling Mu
Dr. Mu obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Engineering from Lund University in Sweden and a Master
of Science in Chemistry from Nankai University in China. Currently Dr. Mu is an Associate
Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen in Denmark. She has
published more than 120 peer reviewed scientific papers (H-index 30).
Yu Nie Sichuan University (SCU) Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Yu Nie
Dr. Yu Nie obtained PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, China. She is presently serving as a Professor at NERCB, Sichuan University, China and before that she was an Assistant Professor at the same institution. She also has an experience as a postdoc fellow at Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Germany. Her research interests include Regenerated bio-materials, medicinal excipients in ophthalmology and Orthopedics. She has contributed more than 50 publications, having citations around 1050.
F. Dorkoosh Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of F. Dorkoosh
Dr. Dorkoosh has received his PhD in pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics from Leiden
University in the Netherlands in 2002. He followed an international training on
intellectual property and management of innovation at World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland in 2005. He got also his Diploma in
management from Chartered Management Institute of London, UK in 2009. He is
currently an associate professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is also the
head of Patent office of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Dorkoosh published
more than 80 research articles and held 10 patents and patent applications.
G.S. Kwon University of Wisconsin Madison, WI USA Biography
Biography of G.S. Kwon
Dr. Kwon is the Jens T. Carstensen Distinguished Chair Professor in the School of Pharmacy at
University of Wisconsin. He received the Jorge Heller Journal of Controlled Release/Controlled
Release Society (CRS) Outstanding Paper Award (1994) and CRS Young Investigator Research
Achievement Award (2003). He is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical
Scientists (2012) and a highly-cited researcher by Thomson Reuters in the category of
Pharmacology & Toxicology (2014). He is co-founder of Co-D Therapeutics Inc., a start-up
company dedicated to multi-drug anticancer nanotherapeutics.
M. Ramalingam Christian Medical College Campus Vellore India Biography
Biography of M. Ramalingam
Dr. Murugan Ramalingam is Professor at the Centre for Stem Cell Research (India). Concurrently he is
Adjunct Professor at the Tohoku University (Japan). He worked as Associate Professor at the Université
de Strasbourg (France) and Assistant Professor at the WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research
(Japan). He has also worked at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the
National Institutes of Health (NIH). He received his Ph.D. in Biomaterials from the University of Madras.
He is the author of over 260 scientific publications.
Editorial Board Members
H. Ai Sichuan University Chengdu China
A.A. Aljabali Yarmouk University Irbid Jordan Biography
Biography of A.A. Aljabali
Alaa A. Aljabali completed MRes in cancer biomarkers from Essex University and
a Ph.D. in Bionanotechnology from John Innes Centre (UK). Worked as a postdoctoral
research fellow at the University of Oxford on the development of nanoparticles as
clinical imaging agents. Recently completed a University of California San Diego Fellow
in Responsible Conduct of Research. His research interest is in; Biomaterials, Drug
delivery and targeting, Material science, and Nanomedicine.
C. Allen University of Toronto Toronto, ON Canada Biography
Biography of C. Allen
Christine Allen is the GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery and a Professor
in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Applied
Chemistry and IBBME at the University of Toronto. Allen’s research is focused on the design and
development of new materials and technologies for the delivery of drugs and contrast agents.
Her research has resulted in well over 100 peer‐reviewed publications, numerous patent
applications and book chapters on both lipid and polymer‐based drug delivery systems. She is
also the co‐founder and President of Nanovista Inc., a start‐up housed in Johnson & Johnson
Innovations JLabs @Toronto, which is focused on the development of multimodal contrast
agents to improve the performance of image‐guided high precision cancer therapy.
S. Allen University of Nottingham Nottingham UK
R. Arote Seoul National University Seoul South Korea Biography
Biography of R. Arote
Prof. Arote Rohidas is an Associate Professor and the director of Nanomedicine Laboratory in the Dept. of Molecular Genetics, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University. His research includes nanotechnology, drug delivery, molecular targeting, nucleic acid delivery, bioimaging and modulation of cell death mechanism has been published in over 50 international journals and also produced various patents.
R.J. Babu Auburn University Auburn, AL USA Biography
Biography of R.J. Babu
Dr. R. Jayachandra Babu’s research area is primarily focused on formulation design and development of topical and transdermal dosage forms. Current research projects include the development of transdermal and nanoparticle dosage forms for treating infections and inflammatory disorders. His research is also focused on solubility improvement of insoluble drugs, solid state characterization of drugs and nanoparticles. His experience also includes work on the formulation development of solid dosage forms (tablets, rapid dissolve strips), liquid oral (solution and suspension) and sterile injection (solution) dosage forms. He has published over 70 peer reviewed papers and 80 research abstracts to his credit.
G. Caracciolo University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of G. Caracciolo
Giulio Caracciolo is Professor at the Molecular Medicine Department of the Sapienza University of
Rome. He is mainly interested in understanding the bio–nano interactions between nanodelivery
systems and physiological environments. The relationships between synthetic identity, biological
identity and physiological response of drug delivery systems will enable researchers to predict their
outcome after administration in vivo. This would represent a truly new paradigm in the field of
pharmaceutics and nanomedicine.
E. Chow Kemin Industries (Asia) Pte Ltd. Singapore
P. Cullis University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada Biography
Biography of P. Cullis
Pieter R. Cullis, Ph.D. FRSC, Director, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia; Chair, Personalized Medicine Initiative; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Director, NanoMedicines Research Group, UBC. Dr. Cullis and co-workers have been responsible for fundamental advances in the generation, loading and targeting of lipid nanoparticle (LNP) systems for intravenous delivery of small molecule drugs and macromolecular drugs such as small interfering RNA (siRNA). This work has contributed to three drugs that have been approved by regulatory agencies in the U.S. and Europe for the treatment of cancer and its complications. Dr. Cullis has co-founded ten biotechnology companies, has published over 300 scientific articles and is an inventor on over 60 patents. He also co-founded the BC Personalized Medicine Initiative in 2012, Dr. Cullis has received many awards and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2004 and was awarded the Prix Galien, Canada’s premier prize for achievements in pharmaceutical R&D, in 2011.
W. Deng University of New South Wales Sydney Australia Biography
Biography of W. Deng
Dr. Wei Deng received her PhD degree in Chemistry with nanotechnology background at Macquarie University, Australia, in 2011. She was reward Discovery Early Career Research Fellowship from the Australian Research Council in 2012. She is now a research fellow in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at University of New South Wales. Her research fields were mainly focused on biomedical applications of liposomes and polymer nanoparticles, in particular, light (or X-ray)-controlled drug/gene delivery systems in cancer treatments.
N. Denora University of Bari Aldo Moro Bari Italy Biography
Biography of N. Denora
Nunzio Denora received the degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Bari in 2001 and obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Palermo in 2004.After a postdoctoral position at Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry of the Kansas University (2005-2006), he was appointed as assistant professor and research scientist of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Department of Pharmacy - Drug Sciences of the University ofBari. He has published more than 80 articles, is author of 3 book chapters, more than100 posters and several oral presentations and is inventor of 3 patents.
T. Desai University of California San Francisco, CA USA
C. Dufès University of Strathclyde Glasgow UK Biography
Biography of C. Dufès
Dr Christine Dufès is a Senior Lecturer at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy
and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United
Kingdom. She obtained a Doctorate in Pharmacy (with Distinction and
congratulations of the Jury) and a PhD (with a European Label, Distinction and
congratulations of the Jury) from the University of Poitiers (France).Her research
interests include the targeted delivery of drugs and therapeutic genes to tumours
and cerebral diseases. She has been awarded the Biochemical Journal Young
Investigator Award (2009) and the Tom Gibson Memorial Award (2012) for her
research, in addition to the Best Overall Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Award
2013 for her teaching. She sits on the editorial boards for 17 journals.
M.J. D’Souza Mercer University Atlanta, GA USA Biography
Biography of M.J. D’Souza
Dr. Martin J. D’Souza obtained his Ph.D. degree (1987) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Dr. D’Souza is currently performing numerous roles at Mercer University, Atlanta, GA, USA, i.e. Professor & Director of Graduate Programs (College of Pharmacy), Director (Mercer Clinical Laboratory), Co-Director (Center for Drug Delivery Research), Chair of Pharmaceutics, and Co-Founder (Drug Delivery Therapeutics). His main fields of specialization include Vaccines, Pharmacokinetics, Bio-pharmaceutics, Bio-technology, etc.
B. Godin The Methodist Hospital Research Institute Houston, TX USA
K. Greish Arabian Gulf University Manama Bahrain Biography
Biography of K. Greish
Khaled Greish is Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine, and head of the Nano-research unit, at Princes Al-Jawhara Centre, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of Utah, USA. He Published > 70 peer reviewed papers, and 10 book chapters in the field of targeted anticancer drug delivery. Controlled Release Society (CRS) awarded him the CRS Postdoctoral Achievement award in 2008 and in 2010; he was elected as member of the CRC College of Fellows. in 2014 University of Otago.
Z.-W. Gu Sichuan University Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Z.-W. Gu
Professor Zhongwei Gu graduated from Peking University in 1981 and served as a senior visiting scholar in the Research Triangle Institute, RTP and the University of Utah, USA, respectively from 1984 to 1986 and 1991 to 1993. He was appointed as a Professor in 1994, and has thrice been the Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China (the 973 program) since 1999. He is a Fellow of International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE). His current research activities focus on the biomedical polymers, nano-biomaterials and drug delivery systems and tissue engineering.
Dr. Jianfeng Guo, Ph.D., is a Professor of Nanomedicine at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jilin University, China. He received his PhD in 2011 from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. He was a Research Fellow at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, followed by industrial working experience at the Viva Biotech Ltd., Shanghai, as a Project Manager. He then spent three years at UCC as a Senior Research Fellow, prior to joining in Jilin University in 2016. He was awarded the Embark Initiative Postgraduate Scholarship, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad. Dr. Jianfeng Guo has published 24 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
U. Gupta Central University of Rajasthan Ajmer India Biography
Biography of U. Gupta
Dr. Umesh Gupta, currently working as Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmacy, Central University of Rajasthan, India, did Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar, India under the mentorship of Prof. NK Jain. He has recently been awarded “DAAD Research Stays for Academics and Scientists” at Leibniz-institut fur Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany. He has the past experience of working as Research Scientist at Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, India and Post-Doctoral Research Associate at South Dakota State University, USA. He joined the Central University of Rajasthan in the year 2013.
L. Illum IDentity - Pharmaceutical Consultancy Nottingham UK Biography
Biography of L. Illum
Professor Lisbeth Illum was the founder and Managing Director of DanBioSyst UK Ltd a
drug delivery technology company, sold successfully to West Pharmaceutical Services and
now Archimedes Lab Ltd. She was the CEO of Critical Pharmaceuticals Ltd a drug delivery
company (sustained release injectable and nasal technologies). She now works as a consultant
to the pharmaceutical industry and exert witness in patent litigations.
She was awarded her M. Pharm, Ph. D and D.Sc. from the Royal Danish School of Pharmacy
in 1972, 1978 and 1988, respectively. Her research expertise is in the area of novel drug
delivery systems for difficult drugs such as hydrophilic and insoluble drugs, peptide and
proteins. She has published more than 350 scientific papers, co-edited four books and filed
more than 45 patent family applications on novel drug delivery systems, of which a large
number of patents has been granted. She has lectured extensively throughout the world at
conferences and workshops. She is a Fellow of the AAPS and CRS. She is or has been on the
Editorial Boards of eleven scientific journals.
K. Kataoka University of Tokyo Tokyo Japan
T.-il Kim Seoul National University Seoul Korea Biography
Biography of T.-il Kim
Dr. Tae-il Kim is associate professor at Department of Biosystems & Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University (Republic of Korea). He obtained his Ph.D. in Department of Chemistry in 2006 from Seoul National University. He was a post doctor in Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Utah, prior to joining Seoul National University in 2010. His research is focused on the development of drug/gene delivery systems, nanomedicine, and biopolymers for biomedical applications.
X.G. Li Tongji University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of X.G. Li
Dr. Xinn- Guii Lii obtained PhD in Polymer Materials from China Textile University, Shanghai. He is presently serving as Professor of Polymer Materials and Director of Inst. of Mater Chem at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He has been recognized with many awards and honors such as ACS Membership Award in 2015, Natural Science Prize in 2015 and many other awards. He is also a member of different organizations such as ACS, National Engineering Research Center of Electronic Circuits Base Materials of China, Key Laboratory of Advanced Polymer Materials, Shanghai, China, Educational Ministry of China, and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Advanced Polymer Materials.
U. Lächelt Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Munich Germany Biography
Biography of U. Lächelt
Ulrich Lächelt studied pharmaceutics at the University of Heidelberg and received a doctoral
degree in Pharmaceutical Biology at the LMU Munich in 2014. He worked on multifunctional
sequence-defined nucleic acid carriers together with Prof. Ernst Wagner. Since 2017 he
continues the research on drug delivery and nanomedicine as junior research group leader
and candidate for habilitation. He is extraordinary member of the Center for NanoScience
(CeNS) at the LMU. His research focuses on the intracellular delivery of biomacromolecules
such as nucleic acids, peptides and proteins, the development of drug conjugates and
inorganic-organic hybrid nanopharmaceuticals.
T. Minko Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ USA Biography
Biography of T. Minko
Tamara Minko, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of
Pharmaceutics at Rutgers University. Her current research interests include
nanotechnology; drug delivery; personalized nanomedicine; molecular targeting; nucleic
acids delivery; mechanisms of multidrug resistance; bioimaging; preclinical evaluation of
new therapeutics; and modulation of cell death mechanisms during hypoxia. Professor
Minko is author and coauthor of more than 400 publications. Dr. Minko is an elected
Fellow of CRS, AAPS, and AIMBE; recipient of numerous awards. She also is an Executive
Editor of Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Editor of Pharmaceutical Research, President-Elect
of the Controlled Release Society.
T. Musumeci University of Catania Catania Italy Biography
Biography of T. Musumeci
Teresa Musumeci is assistant professor and research scientist at the Department of Drug Sciences
of the University of Catania, since 2008. Teresa Musumeci received her Pharmacy degree from
University of Catania (Italy) in 2001. She received her PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology from
University of Palermo (Italy) in 2007. She is author of 30 papers peerreviewed publications, 2 book
chapters. Her scientific activity is focused on design and characterization of nanocarriers for
delivery of drugs.
C. O'Driscoll University College Cork Cork Ireland
K. Pathak Pharmacy College Saifai Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences Saifai, Etawah India Biography
Biography of K. Pathak
Professor Kamla Pathak, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy College
Saifai, U. P. RIMS&R, Saifai, Etawah, India has a teaching and research experience of more than 26
years. Actively engaged in research on oral controlled /modulated/targeted and topical drug
delivery systems has over 200 publications in journals of international and national repute, 3
patents, authored book chapters and more than 180 abstracts of the papers presented in scientific
forums to her credit. She has supervised Ph. Ds, 120+ postgraduate theses and has a h-index of 21.
Q. Peng Sichuan University Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Q. Peng
Dr. Qiang Peng obtained his B.S. degree (2006), M.A. degree (2009), and Ph.D in pharmaceutics
(2012) from Sichuan University, China. He joined West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan
University as a lecturer in 2012 and promoted as an associate professor in 2014. Dr. Peng once
worked in Keele University from 2010 to 2011 and in University of Copenhagen during 2015.
His research focuses on nanomaterials‐based advanced drug delivery. As a young scientist, he has
published more than 20 publications. He won the Sichuan Provincial Award of Outstanding PhD
Dissertation in 2014 and the First Prize of Chinese Outstanding Young Investigator Award,
IADR‐China Division in 2014.
S. Salmaso University of Padova Padova Italy Biography
Biography of S. Salmaso
Stefano Salmaso is associate professor at the Department of
Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences of the
University of Padova (Italy), where he teaches Technology of
delivery and controlled release of drugs. He obtained his Ph.D.
in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2004 and the Master degree in
Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology from the University
He held positions as assistant professor at the University of
Padova and associate scientist at Northeastern University -
Boston (USA) in 2005 and 2008. He is author of 58 peerreviewed
publications, 3 book chapters, and inventors of 3
His scientific activity is focused on the development of
responsive “smart” nanocarriers for the delivery of drugs and
H.A. Santos University of Helsinki Helsinki Finland Biography
Biography of H.A. Santos
Dr. Santos obtained a doctorate (D.Sc.) in Chemical Engineering from the Helsinki
University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland. Currently Dr. Santos is an Adjunct Professor
in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has
published more than 150 scientific publications. Dr. Santos serves as Editor and is in the
Editorial Board of several international journals.
S. Senel Ankara University Ankara Turkey Biography
Biography of S. Senel
Sevda Şenel is Professor at the School of Pharmacy at Hacettepe University, Ankara Turkey. Numerous international
(NATO‐CRG, NATO‐CLG, British Council, EU‐7‐SME) and national (TUBITAK, SAN‐TEZ) projects led her group to the
development of non‐invasive systems for drugs and vaccines via various mucosae (buccal, sublingual and nasal) in
human and veterinary field. Dr. Şenel and her research group has been awarded a number of prestigious honors
including AAPS‐PharmSciTech Best Poster Award (2015), Hacettepe University Science Award (2011), The
Distinguished Scientist Award ‐ by the Academy of Science of the Turkish Pharmacists Association (2010), CRSIntervet
Best Veterinary Paper Award (2005) and the Novartis Pharmaceutical Technology Research Award (2004).
Dr. Şenel is the author of more than 150 research publications, which includes original research and book chapters.
J. Siepmann University of Lille Lille France Biography
Biography of J. Siepmann
Prof. Juergen Siepmann obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Freie Universitaet
Berlin, Germany. Since 2004 he is Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at University of Lille,
France. He has published more than 160 articles, is editor of 3 books, author of 16 book chapters,
280 poster and 120 oral presentations and is inventor of 9 patents. Since 2010, he is heading the
INSERM research group "Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and Biomaterials" (> 40 scientists) and
serves as president of the APGI (International Society of Drug Delivery Sciences and Technology).
Prof. Siepmann is currently the Editor‐in‐Chief of the International Journal of Pharmaceutics.
A.K.A. Silva Paris Diderot University Paris France Biography
Biography of A.K.A. Silva
Amanda K. A. Silva obtained a Pharmacy degree in 2005 at UFRN, Brazil, and a PhD on Pharmaceutical Technology in 2008 in the domain of gastro-resistant magnetic microcapsules. She obtained a second PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 2010 at Université d’Evry, France concerning polysaccharides for thermo-controlled cell culture in 3D. In 2013, Amanda obtained a tenured CNRS researcher position at Matter and Complex Systems lab in Paris. She works on physical approaches for regenerative medicine, extracellular vesicle engineering, theranosis and photo-activated therapies. Amanda published 37 papers and is inventor in 4 patents.
N. Thorat University of Limerick Limerick Ireland Biography
Biography of N. Thorat
Dr. Nanasaheb Thorat, MSc, PhD, (Gold Medal) MRSC, is an outstanding Researcher
currently working in Bernal Institute, University of Limerick Ireland. He is a recipient of
various prestigious fellowships including Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (IF), Japanese
Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, Government of Ireland IRC
fellowship Ireland. Dr. Thorat has published ~42 peer reviewed journal articles and 2 book
chapters (total citations ~1000, H index: 20), presented 1 Keynote Speech, 4 Invited Talks
and 2 oral presentations at prestigious scientific peer-conferences, received international
acclaims and awards for research contribution.
V.P. Torchilin Northeastern University Boston, MA USA Biography
Biography of V.P. Torchilin
Vladimir P. Torchilin, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical
Sciences and Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine,
Northeastern University, Boston. His interests include drug delivery and targeting,
nanomedicine, multifunctional and stimuli-sensitive pharmaceutical nanocarriers, biomedical
polymers, experimental cancer therapy. He has published more than 400 original papers,
more than 150 reviews and book chapters, wrote and edited 12 books, and holds more than
40 patents. Google Scholar shows more than 44,000 citations of his papers with H-index of
96. He is Editor-in-Chief of Current Drug Discovery Technologies, Drug Delivery, and
OpenNano, Co-Editor of Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and on the Editorial Boards
of many other journals. He received more than $30 M from the governmental and industrial
sources in research funding. He has multiple honors and awards and in 2011, Times Higher
Education ranked him number 2 among top world scientists in pharmacology for the period
E. Wagner Ludwig-Maxmillians Universität Munich Germany Biography
Biography of E. Wagner
Dr. Wagner is professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
and member of the Munich Center for Nanoscience. He coordinates ‘Biomedical Nanotechnologies’ of
the Excellence Cluster ‘Nanosystems Initiative Munich’.
After a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Technical University of Vienna and a postdoctoral stay at the ETH
Zurich, he was Group Leader at the IMP Vienna and Director for Cancer Vaccines at Boehringer
Ingelheim Austria. Dr. Wagner has authored more than 390 publications (h-index 70). He has been
Board member of the German Society for Gene Therapy, Committee member of ASGCT, and BSA
member of the CRS.
R.B. Walker Rhodes University Grahamstown South Africa Biography
Biography of R.B. Walker
Professor Walker completed his Ph.D. degree in Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics at Rhodes
University in Grahamstown, South Africa. He is the former Dean and Head of the Faculty of Pharmacy at
Rhodes and is currently the Professor of Pharmaceutics and is the current Chair of the Academy of
Pharmaceutical Sciences in South Africa. Professor Walker has published and presented over 200
scientific outputs and serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals. Professor Walker
undertakes research studies in all aspects of drug delivery and product development.
Z. Wu University of Auckland Auckland New Zealand Biography
Biography of Z. Wu
Zimei Wu is an Associate Professor at School of Pharmacy, University of Auckland, New Zealand (NZ). She holds a PhD from University of Otago (NZ) and a Masters from China Pharmaceutical University. Her ‘liposomes’ research which has attracted wide collaborations. She received a NZ-China Scientist Exchange Award from the Royal Society of NZ. She also researches transdermal delivery with successful stories featured on NZ TV3. Zimei also serves on editorial boards of Journal of Liposome Research, and Pharmaceutical Development and Technology and a referee for >20 journals. Zimei was past President of NZ Local Chapter of Controlled Release Society.
S. Wu University of Toronto Toronto, ON Canada
Y. Zhang Xi'an Jiaotong University Xi'an China Biography
Biography of Y. Zhang
Dr. Yanmin Zhang is a full professor of School of Pharmacy, Health Science Center, Xi'an Jiaotong University of China. Yanmin Zhang received his B.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. in Pharmacy.He is currently the director of molecular pharmacology program.He has holden more than 10 national projects, published 117papersincluding Pharmacol Therapeut, Advanced Science, Semin Cancer Bio, Cell Death Dis, Sci Rep, J Cell Mol Med, Cancer Lett, et al. and holden 26 patents.
Ijeoma F. Uchegbu Department of Pharmaceutics University of London London UK