Tianhong Dai Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School Boston, MA USA Biography
Biography of Tianhong Dai
Tianhong Dai is an assistant professor with the Harvard Medical School. He is considered a world leader in antimicrobial blue light therapy for infections, and a world expert in animal models of wound infections using bioluminescent microbes. He is the author and co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Dai’s research has been supported by the NIH (R01 and R21), DoD and other funding sources.
Michael R. Hamblin Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA USA Biography
Biography of Michael R. Hamblin
Michael R Hamblin Ph.D. is a Principal Investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and a member of the affiliated faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology. His research interests cover photodynamic therapy, photobiomodulation, and nanomedicine. He directs a laboratory of around a dozen post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists and graduate students. He has published 344 peer-reviewed articles, over 150 conference proceedings, book chapters and International abstracts and holds 8 patents. Dr Hamblin has an h-index of 75 and his work has been cited over 20,000 times. He is Associate Editor for 11 journals, on the editorial board of a further 20 journals and serves on NIH Study Sections. He has edited 11 SPIE proceedings volumes and seven other major textbooks on PDT and photomedicine. In 2011 Dr Hamblin was honored by election as a Fellow of SPIE. He is a Visiting Professor at universities in China, South Africa and Northern Ireland.
Tommy R. Tong City of Hope National Medical Center Duarte, CA USA
Athanassios Tsakris Department of Microbiology University of Athens Athens Greece Biography
Biography of Athanassios Tsakris
Athanassios Tsakris is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology at the Medical School, University of Athens, Greece. He graduated as an MD from the Medical School of University of Athens, Greece, and completed his training in Medical Microbiology at North Middlesex Hospital and the Central Public Health Laboratory, London. He received his PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a Fellow in Medical Microbiology at the Royal College of Pathologists, London. His research interests include the development of diagnostic methods for detecting antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and infection control activities. Prof. Tsakris is an evaluator of grant applications in several international organizations and serves as editor or on the editorial boards in microbiology/infectious diseases scientific journals.
Section: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mauricio S. Baptista Biochemistry Department Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo Brazil Biography
Biography of Mauricio S. Baptista
Mauricio S. Baptista is professor of Biochemistry at the University of São Paulo (USP, Brazil). He earned Bachelor (1990) and Master (1992) degrees in Biochemistry from USP and holds a doctoral degree (1996) in Chemistry from Marquette University (USA). He did his post-doctoral training at UW-Madison (1997) and was visiting professor (2006) at the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble-France). His main interests are photochemistry/photobiology, skin damage and protection, regulated mechanisms of cell death, where he published over 200 papers.
Section: Design and Discovery of Antibiotics
Soroush Sardari Medicinal biotechnology department Pasteur Institute of Iran Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Soroush Sardari
Prof. Soroush Sardari is a full professor of Pasteur Institute of Iran. He did Ph.D. from Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Alberta in addition to obtaining Pharm.D from TUMS. He worked as an assistant professor at the University of Cape Breton, Sydney. From his work, he has registered 4 USPTO patents and 9 national patents, published more than 100 papers, 6 books and more than 100 abstracts in national and international congresses. He has worked as the co-editor of three scientific journals from 2006 to present and as the reviewer of more than 9 journals during 1993-present. Since 1992, he has supervised more than 50 Ph.D. and M.Sc. dissertations.
Editorial Board Members
Jose A.G. Agundez Department of Pharmacology University of Extremadura Badajoz Spain
Leonard Amaral Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Lisbon Portugal
Sunil K. Arora PGIMER Chandigarh India
M. Cairns School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy The University of Newcastle Sydney NSW Australia
Luiz E. Da Silva Universidade Federal do Paraná Matinhos, PR Brazil
S. Das University of Warwick Coventry UK
Mehmet Doganay Department of Infectious Diseases Erciyes University Kayseri Turkey
Ali El Solh Anesthesiology, and Social and Preventive Medicine University at Buffalo Amherst, NY USA Biography
Biography of Ali El Solh
Dr. El Solh is a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the Director of Research at the VA Western New York Healthcare System. He holds a MPH in Health Administration from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has published more than 250 publications between peer reviewed original papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He holds three patents on screening and diagnosis of sleep disorders.
M.E. Ferrero Department of Biomedical Science for the Health University of Milan Milan Italy
Ahmed Galal National Center for Natural Products Research
School of Pharmacy University of Mississippi, Mississippi Oxford, MS USA
Sobhan Ghafourian Department of Medical Microbiology Ilam University of Medical Sciences Ilam Iran Biography
Biography of Sobhan Ghafourian
Sobhan Ghafourian is an Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology at the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ilam University OF Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran. His previous experience was head of Health Technology Development Center, Ilam University of Medical sciences. He is recognised by his peers as an expertise in his field with his appointments as internal and external examiner at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and had been invited as speakers at seminars and conferences. He is actively involved in research as evident by securing several research grants, having many postgraduate students and extensive publications. His research interests are in bacteriology (particularly Persister cells, Toxin antitoxin systems and antibiotic resistant bacteria).
Cengiz Gokbulut Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology University of Adnan Menderes Aydin Turkey
Joao Goncalves iMed-Research Institute for Medicines, Faculty of Pharmacy University of Lisbon Lisbon Portugal
Aditya Gupta Department of Medicine School of Medicine University of Toronto Toronto, ON Canada Biography
Biography of Aditya Gupta
Dr. Aditya Gupta is a practicing dermatologist and medical director of Mediprobe Research in London, Ontario. In addition, Dr. Gupta is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada), lecturing on topics such as mycology, fungal infections and antifungal treatments. He is also a visiting professor in the Department of Dermatology at Tel Aviv University and an adjunct professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Rome “G. Marconi”. Dr. Gupta has published over 600 articles with 15 original studies in mycology in the last 3 years.
Rahul Jain National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research Punjab India
Saeed R. Khan Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Silver Spring, MD USA Biography
Biography of Saeed R. Khan
Dr. Saeed Khan is currently a senior regulatory research scientist and head of the shelf life extension program of pharmaceutical drug products at FDA. He is also Adjunct Professor of Oncology and Radiology and Adjunct Director of Drug Discovery Center at Johns Hopkins Oncology at Johns Hopkins Medicine. He received his MS and Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences from M.D Anderson Cancer Houston. Dr. Khan has been involved in 60 plus publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 10 international patents on cancer drugs. He is a recipient of numerous awards such as Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute.
Irena Kostova Department of Chemistry Medical University Sofia Bulgaria Biography
Biography of Irena Kostova
Graduated from Mendeleev University, Moscow. PhD and DSc Theses awarded by MU-Sofia.
Editor: METAL-BASED DRUGS; ASIAN CHEM LETT; INT J DRUG DISCOV; INT J CURR CHEM;
REC PAT ANTI–CANCER DRUG DISCOV; J PHARMA & PHARM SCI.
Member of Editorial Boards: ANTI-CANCER AGENTS MED CHEM; WORLD J VIROL; IND J PURE & APPL PHYS; THE
OPEN CANCER JOURNAL; REC PAT ANTI-INF DRUG DISCOV; INFECT & DRUG RES; BRIT J MED MED RES; INT J CHEM;
INT J ENVIR SCI; DATASET PAPERS CHEM; PEERTECHZ J MED CHEM RES.
Published over 130 papers (citations>3000; IF>140; h-index: 27).
Anil Koul Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development Beerse Belgium
Vikas Kumar Department of Pharmaceutical Science
Shalom Institute of Health and Allied Sciences Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences Allahabad India Biography
Biography of Vikas Kumar
Dr. Vikas Kumar, Assistant Professor (Pharmacognosy) at the, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shalom Institute of Health and Allied Sciences, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences (SHUATS), Allahabad, India has been working on traditional medicine in drug discovery leading to the development of therapeutic leads from natural resources. His research work is highlighted on screening, evaluation, formulation and standardization of herbal drugs with their validation to ensure quality, efficacy and safety. He has made innovative, outstanding and original contributions both in research and education in the area of natural products.
Athanassios Kyrgidis Theagenio Cancer Hospital Thessaloniki Greece
La J. De Lastra Spanish Research Council Ronda Toledo Spain
Sang H. Lee Department of Biological Sciences University of Myongji Yongin Korea Biography
Biography of Sang H. Lee
Prof. Lee is a director in the National Leading Research Laboratory and a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Myongji University. He has more than 25 years of experience of inr reseaech fiels such as antimicrobials, multidrug resistance, and biochemistry and X-ray crystal structure of ESBLs (extended-spectrum β-lactamases) and carbapenemases as well as structure-based drug design, and stem cells (regenerative medicine). He has authored more than 100 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals, many of which were the first in the field of Infectious Diseases and Drug Resistance.
Ashok Mahapatra AIIMS, Bhubaneswar New Dehli India
Aldo Manzin Azienda Ospedaliera Umberto I Ancona Italy Biography
Biography of Aldo Manzin
Dr. Manzin received his Medical Degree in 1983. He is Specialist in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, and in Microbiology. Since 2006 he is a Full Professor of Microbiology and Virology at the Medical School at the University of Cagliari, Italy. He is currently leading a lab active in clinical microbiology and virology, study of pathogen-host interplay, use of molecular tools in diagnosis of infectious diseases, and study of the human virome and microbiome. He is the Director of Specialization School of Microbiology and Virology at the University of Cagliari. He authored nearly 100 scientific manuscripts on various aspects of basic and clinical microbiology and infectious diseases.
Tomas Martin-Jimenez College of Veterinary Medicine University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN USA
Makoto Matsumoto Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd Otsuka Japan
Don McManus Queensland Institute of Medical Research Brisbane Australia
Carole A. Moubareck College of Natural and Health Sciences Zayed University Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Carole A. Moubareck
Carole Ayoub Moubareck is a Pharmacist who specialized in microbiology (PhD from the Paris
Descartes University) then pursued a post-doctoral work at the Institut Pasteur of France. She
was responsible of the National Reference Center of Antibiotic Resistance in France for several
years and since 2014 she is an Associate Professor at Zayed University in Dubai. Her research
interests are in controlling infectious diseases by monitoring the emergence and spread of
resistant bacteria to antibiotics, characterizing the related resistance mechanisms and
investigating potential new therapeutic options.
Suprabhat Mukherjee Department of Animal Science Kazi Nazrul University Asansol India Biography
Biography of Suprabhat Mukherjee
Dr. Suprabhat Mukherjee is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Animal
Science & Coordinator of Biochemistry, Kazi Nazrul University, India. He did his Ph.D. from
Visva-Bharati University, India and having research experience at INSERM, Paris, France and
NEHU, India. He has co-authored more than 40 research publications and 5 book chapters till date.
For his research, he has got several awards. Dr. Mukherjee’s research interest is immunobiology
of inflammatory and infectious diseases as well as development of effective drugs.
Utpal Nandi CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu Kashmir India Biography
Biography of Utpal Nandi
Dr. Utpal Nandi is currently working as Scientist in the PK-PD,
Toxicology and Formulation Division of Indian Institute of Integrative
Medicine (CSIR), Jammu, India. His current research work is focused on
preclinical pharmacokinetics of drug/drug-like molecules &
phytotherapeutics for drug induced toxicities. He has published more
than forty research papers in various reputed journals.
Ferdinando Nicoletti Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences University of Catania Catania Italy
Patrice L Nordmann Department of Medicine University of Fribourg Fribourg Switzerland
Antonia Nostro Department of Chemical Sciences University of Messina Messina Italy
Sabinus Ofoefule Department of Pharmaceutical Technology & Industrial Pharmacy University of Nigeria Nsukka Nigeria Biography
Biography of Sabinus Ofoefule
Prof. S.I. Ofoefule is a Professor of Pharmacy. He has nearly 23years of experience as a Pharmacy Educator and Researcher, 13 years as a Professor. Previously Prof. Ofoefule served as Dean of Faculty at university of Nigeria and university of Uyo respectively. He is currently a Head of Department and Coordinator, Drug Delivery and Nanotechnology Research Unit at The University of Nigeria, Nsukka.He has authored more than 100 research publications, two Pharmacy books and one technical report. Prof. Ofoefule is also an adjunct faculty member at University of Uyo and University Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Virendra Pandey Department of Microbiology Rutgers University Rutgers, NJ USA
Tung Phan University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA USA
David A. Phoenix University of Central Lancashire Preston UK
Spyros Pournaras Department of Microbiology
Medical School University of Thessaly Larissa Greece
Mahfoozur Rahman Department of Pharmaceutics Abhilashi College of Pharmacy, Mandi Himachal Pradesh India
Juan B. Rodriguez University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina Biography
Biography of Juan B. Rodriguez
Dr. Rodriguez obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (1990). Then, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (1992-1993) He was appointed Assistant Professor (1997), and then Professor (2005) both at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has published more than 70 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 5 U.S. patents. His fields of interest are the design of antiparasitic and antiviral agents as well as total synthesis of compounds of pharmacological importance.
Hussin A. Rothan Institute of Research Management & Monitoring University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Stefano Rusconi Department of Clinical Sciences University of Milan Milan Italy
Yogendra Singh Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology Delhi India
Vincent Soriano Department of Infectious Diseases Hospital Carlos III Madrid Spain
Christoph Steininger Department of Internal Medicine Medical University of Vienna Vienna Austria
Nagendran Tharmalingam Department of Medicine Alpert Medical School of Brown University Providence, RI USA Biography
Biography of Nagendran Tharmalingam
Dr. Nagendran Tharmalingam is a Microbiologist/ Medical laboratory scientist. He finished his Bachelors and Masters at Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, India. After working as a Microbiologist for a while, he went to South Korea to pursue his Doctoral studies at Yonsei University. Later, he moved to the U.S.A and worked as a Research Associate at Rhode Island Hospital. He is actively involved in various anti-infectives research projects and teaching research to Grad students. His research interests include novel anti-infective molecules, repurposing clinical molecules as anti-infectives and its evaluation in vitro and in vivo against Helicobacter pylori and ESKAPE pathogens.
Haruaki Tomioka Department of Microbiology and Immunology Shimane University School of Medicine Izumo Japan
Antoni Torres Hospital Clinic de Barcelona Barcelona Spain
Valter Travagli Dipartimento di Biotecnologie, Chimica e Farmacia Università Degli Studi di Siena Siena Italy
Jean-Louis Vincent Department of Intensive Care Erasme University Hospital Brussels Belgium
Jeffrey M. Weinberg Department of Dermatology Beth Israel Medical Center New York, NY USA
Associate Editorial Board Member
Syed Sarim Imam Department of Pharmaceutics Glocal University Saharanpur India Biography
Biography of Syed Sarim Imam
Dr. Syed Sarim Imam earned his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. Dr. Imam has more than 10 years of total experience in teaching and research, and is presently working as Associate Professor at Glocal School of Pharmacy, Glocal University, Saharanpur, India. His research interests include drug delivery, brain targeting, formulation optimization, and lipid based delivery systems. Dr. Imam has contributed 12 book chapters in different publishers, such as Elsevier, CRC and Springer. Furthermore, he has a list of more than 50 research/review manuscripts in journals of international repute.
Da-Yong Lu School of Life Sciences Shanghai University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Da-Yong Lu
Dr Da-Yong LU, born in July, 1962 in Shanghai. oc/professor; ed/ph D Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005, MS, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1986, BS, Shanghai Medical University (Now Fudan University affiliated) in1982; He is working as an associated professor at Shanghai University, Shanghai200444, PR China. Undergo the studies of cancer pathology, biochemistry, pharmacology and clinical therapeutics, especially on the pharmacological studies of new Chinese anticancer agent probimane and MST-16 and antimetastatic targets of fibrinogen and sialic acids and individualized cancer chemotherapy (ICC) since 1982. His interest is focused on the basic studies of cancer biology, pathology, treatment, origins of life, human suicide study, human viral infectious diseases, human metabolic diseases and other field of science disciplines. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed international journals. He was the first author of more than 100 original scientific articles in international journals and three books published by UK, US and Germany-based publication companies.
Faissal Tarrass Center of Hemodialysis Casablanca Morocco Biography
Biography of Faissal Tarrass
Dr Faissal TARRASS, Md, PhD, is a private practice nephrologist, serving patients
at the Center of Hemodialysis 2 Mars in Casablanca, Morocco.
Dr. TARRASS is internationally recognized in the Marquis Who's Who of the
World. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of many peer-reviewed medical
Journals, and his is an author of numerous articles, paper presentations and book
chapters. His research interests are focused on environmental nephrology and
sustainable issues in healthcare.
Dr. Tarrass had received numerous awards and recognition for his work. He had
received in 2019 the award of the outstanding clinician by the venus international
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Executive Guest Editor
Razique Anwer Department of Anatomy (Microbiology)
College of Medicine Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Section: Human Brucellosýs: Update Of Epýdemýologýcal, Clýnýcal Dýagnostýc, Therepeutýcal Features And Preventýon
Mehmet Doganay Department of Infectious Diseases Faculty of Medicine Erciyes University Kayseri Turkey
Section: Photosensitizers as an Alternative to Antibiotics
Marina Nisnevitch Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Materials Ariel University Center of Samaria Samaria Israel
Section: Advances In Antimicrobial Drug Discovery: Is The Glass Half Full
Udaya P. Singh Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology & Sciences Allahabad India