Stefano Giovagnoli University of Perugia Perugia Italy Biography
Biography of Stefano Giovagnoli
Professor Stefano Giovagnoli is Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology and Biotechnology at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Italy. His main research interests focus on dry powders for the treatment of pulmonary infections, organic and inorganic nanoparticles for targeted and local delivery and the engineering of cells as drug delivery systems and therapeutic tools. He serves as board member of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation and the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Research, Review Editor of Frontiers in Pharmacology. He is member of the AAPS, the Italian Chemical Society (SCI), the AAPS Italian University Network (AItUN), the Association of Italian Faculties of Pharmaceutical Technology and Regulation (ADRITELF) the Italian CRS chapter, and the Aerosol Society.
T.W. Wong MARA University of Technology Selangor Malaysia Biography
Biography of T.W. Wong
Professor Dr. Wong Tin Wui obtained his PhD degree from National University of Singapore in 1999. He is presently the lecturer and research fellow at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. His research areas are primarily focused on particle/scaffold design for targeted oral, transdermal and pulmonary drug delivery. His current research interests are innovative use of microwave as skin penetration enhancer for transdermal/topical drug delivery, development of nanoparticle formation processes and design of nanoparticles for diabetes as well as lung, skin and colorectal cancer treatment/prevention. He has authored more than 110 journal and 20 chapter publications in the field of drug delivery.
Maria Carafa Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Maria Carafa
Prof. Carafa is associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology – Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, University “Sapienza” of Rome. She started her scientific carrier in the development of prolonged/controlled drug delivery systems based on natural polysaccharides. In last years she focused her research on the preparation and the characterization of phospholipid and surfactant vesicles as drug delivery systems for several pharmaceutical applications: topical, ophthalmic, diagnostic, pulmonary, oral, CNSdisorders and cellular targeting.
She authored more than 70 journal manuscripts and served as a peer reviewer for about 20 journals in the related field. She is the coauthor of 3 book chapter and 4 patents/patent applications.
R.K. Khar B. S. Anangpuria Institute of Pharmacy Faridabad, Haryana India Biography
Biography of R.K. Khar
Prof. Roop Krishen Khar is a renowned academician and a research scientist. He has supervised 72 Ph.D,. 175 M.Pharm. theses and published more than 290 research papers in International & National journals with cumulative impact points of more than 450; H index of 52 , citation of 11673 and i.10 index of 141.. Dr. Khar is inventor of two US & one Indian patent. He has published eleven text books, including the latest one, 4th revised edition (2013) of Lachman/lieberman’s Text Book of Industrial Pharmacy.
After superannuation from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Jamia Hamdard ,presently Prof. Khar is the Principal and professor at B. S. Anangpuria Inst. of Pharmacy Sciences, Faridabad,Haryana.
Brahma N. Singh Contract Pharmacal Corporation Hauppauge, NY USA Biography
Biography of Brahma N. Singh
Dr. Singh is Director of Product Development (Generics) at Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (New Jersey). He has 16 years of extensive experience in the Product Development and regulatory filings of both solids and injectable products for US, Europe and Canada. Previously, Dr. Singh worked at Forest Labs (now Allergan) where he led several product development and technology transfer teams for about 9 years and contributed significantly towards approval of four brand products (Teflaro®, Vraylar®, Byvalsan®, and Avycaz®). Dr. Singh holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Pharmacy from St. John’s University, New York, a M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from South Dakota State University, and B. Pharm and M. Pharm degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of Banaras Hindu University in India. He has authored 18 peer-reviewed publications including 3 book chapters, and 5 United States Patents (3 granted, 2 applications). Dr. Singh has been recognized by several technical leadership and merit awards by his employers and professional associations. He is an elected fellow of American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP).
Tsutomu Yasukawa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Nagoya City University Nagoya Japan Biography
Biography of Tsutomu Yasukawa
Tsutomu Yasukawa, MD, is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Japan. Dr. Yasukawa is interested in the development of drug delivery systems involving: controlled drug release from implantable devices and microspheres; and drug targeting. Dr. Yasukawa is also interested in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Yasukawa developed a rabbit lipofuscin accumulation model and a 3-dimensional spheroid culture of retinal pigment epithelial cells.
Viness Pillay University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa Biography
Biography of Viness Pillay
Professor Viness Pillay, a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), is a South African NRF Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Biomaterials and Polymer-Engineered Drug Delivery Technologies hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand. Prof. Pillay is a Personal Professor of Pharmaceutics and Director of the Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform (WADDP) Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, South Africa. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the field of drug delivery technology. Prof. Pillay has published more than 220 manuscripts, 47 patents, and over 35 eBooks and book chapters. He is also a Fellow of Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals.
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F. Acarturk Gazi University Ankara Turkey Biography
Biography of F. Acarturk
Prof. Dr. Füsun Acartürk is the head of Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Turkey. She has nearly 40 yearsof experience in pharmaceutical technology area. She is an author or co-author of more than 70 original research/review papers in the national/international journals, 8 book chapters and 3 patents. She has supervised MSc and PhDs, 16 postgraduate students. Her current interestlies in electrospinning, nanofibers, 3D printing for drug delivery, colonic and vaginal drug delivery, mucoadhesive drug delivery systems and wound healing.
A. Agrawal Dyodelta Biosciences Ltd Cambridgeshire UK
A. Ahad King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of A. Ahad
Dr. Abdul Ahad is an Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Ahad did his Master and Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Department of Pharmaceutics, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. He has published various high quality research and review articles in several peer-reviewed journals of international repute. He is on Editorial Board of several Pharmaceutical journals and reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals. His current interest lies in Nanotechnology products for dermal/transdermal drug delivery and lipid based formulations.
Prof. Farhan Jalees Ahmad has 23 years of rich experience in Research and Teaching. He is working in the area of Nanomedicine for the last 12 years and has published a number of research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
He has been granted projects to a tune of rupees 4.5 crores from National agencies like DBT, CCRUM, AYUSH, UGC, DST and International agencies like FIP and OPCW etc. He has earned many accolades including Young Scientist Fast Track from DST, Scientist of the Year-2005 from NESA, UGC Research Award’2011, Bharat Jyoti Award 2011 . He has a US patent, Two PCT and 24 Indian patents to his name. He has published more than 300 research and review papers, 12 Book chapters,9 books. He has guided around 35 M.Pharm students and about 33 PhD scholars.
J. Ali Jamia Hamdard New Delhi India
M. Amiji Northeastern University Boston, MA USA
A.K. Banga Mercer University Atlanta, GA USA
E. Bilensoy Hacettepe University Ankara Turkey
P. Blasi University of Camerino Ascoli Piceno AP Italy
G. Bonora Università di Trieste Trieste Italy Biography
Biography of G. Bonora
Prof. Gian Maria Bonora was born in Udine (Italy) in 1944. He obtained a degree in Chemistry from the University of Padova (Italy) in 1969. He was first Associate Professor in the University of Padova (Italy) and then Full Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Universities of Cagliari (Italy) and Trieste (Italy), where actually he is Visiting Professor after his retirement in 2011. He has published more than 280 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 8 issued patents.
M.L. Bruschi State University of Maringá Maringá Brazil
F.J. Burczynski University of Manitoba Manitoba, MB Canada
E.H. Chowdhury Monash University Selangor Malaysia
R. Conti University of Pavia Pavia Italy
T. Coviello Universita La Sapienza Rome Italy Biography
Biography of T. Coviello
Tommasina Coviello, born in Rome in 1959, graduated in Chemistry at “Sapienza” University of Rome and and acquired her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences at the same University in 1988. In 1991 she was appointed as researcher of pharmaceutics and in 1998 as associate professor (“Sapienza” University of Rome). The main scientific topics faced by her studies are focused on the characterization and the preparation of modified drug delivery systems based on polymeric matrices. In particular polysaccharide-based hydrogels, as well as nanosystems, were developed and tested as carriers for proteins, enzymes and anticancer drugs.
P. Dobrzynski Jan Dlugosz University Częstochowa Poland
M.G. Dodov Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology Skopje Macedonia
T. Ehtezazi Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool UK
Dr. Jia-You Fang is a Professor in the Graduate Institute of Natural Products at Chang Gung University in Taiwan. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Institute of Health Industrial Technology, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology and Department of Anesthesiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Over the past 25 years, he and his team have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of drug delivery, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, nanomedicine, and cosmetology. His contributions add up to 228 peer-review articles, more than 5064 citations and H index of 39 (Scopus).
R. Gaudana Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc Spring Valley, NY USA
R.A. Gemeinhart The University of Illinois Chicago, IL USA Biography
Biography of R.A. Gemeinhart
Dr. Gemeinhart is Associate Professor in the departments of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gemeinhart is also Research Integrity Officer for the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gemeinhart was trained in bioengineering (B.S.E. from Purdue University), pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D. from Purdue University), and chemical engineering (postdoctoral training at Cornell University). In his 20+ years of research, Dr. Gemeinhart has focused on soft mater engineering, with specific applications in biomedical sciences. Dr. Gemeinhart focuses on understanding soft mater and how soft mater can be manipulated (engineered) to control the action of cells through direct material-cell interactions or through delivery of therapeutic molecules. Dr. Gemeinhart has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, 4 book chapters, and 3 patents in the areas of drug delivery and cell-material interactions.
K. Goracinova University of Sts Cyril and Methodius Skopje Macedonia
G. Gupta Jaipur National University Jaipur India Biography
Biography of G. Gupta
Dr. Gaurav Gupta is the Associate Professor in Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, India has a teaching and research experience of around 7 years. He has an extensive experience in molecular, biochemical and pharmacology with special emphasis on preclinical studies including behavioral, neuropharmacological, nephrological, endocrinological study. To substance above claim he has more than 70 research and review articles in the national and international journals of repute with the total cumulative Impact Factor above 90. He has supervised PhDs, 20 postgraduate students.
P.N. Gupta CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu India Biography
Biography of P.N. Gupta
Dr. Gupta is a Senior 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 Young Scholar Award by Ranbaxy Science Foundation in 2007. He has to his credit a good number of publications in international journal of repute. Dr. Gupta is a member of many professional bodies and reviewer for various prestigious journals.
C. Hoskins Keele University Keele England Biography
Biography of C. Hoskins
Dr. Clare Hoskins is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics within the School of Pharmacy at Keele University. She completed her PhD in Pharmaceutics at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and subsequently her postdoc at the University of Dundee. Dr Hoskins has over ten years of experience in nanomedicine development and has published over thirty peer-reviewed papers. Dr Hoskins leads Keele Nanopharmaceutics (a vibrant research group whose cutting-edge work in nanomedicine is challenging traditional approaches and pushing past the current boundaries in cancer diagnosis and treatment).
K.R. Jadhav Bharati Vidyapeeths Coll.of Pharmacy Mumbai India
S. Jain Nat. Inst. Pharmaceutical Edu and Res Mohali India
L.S. Koester The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre Brazil
J. Kost Ben Gurion University of the Negev Beer Sheva Israel
G.S. Kumar Indian Institute of Chemical Biology Kolkata India
Y. Luo University of Connecticut Storrs, CT United States
S. Manickam The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Selangor Malaysia
C. Marianecci Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of C. Marianecci
Assistant professor at Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies, “Sapienza” University of Rome. Her research activity is mainly focused on of Pharmaceutical Technology and in particular on: preparation and characterization of phospholipid (liposomes) and non-phospholipid (niosomes) vesicular systems, nanobubbles and nanoemulsions and on their application studies for therapeutic, diagnostic and theranostic approaches. Author of about 60 national and international research papers, 3 patents, 3 book chapters and about 60 oral and poster presentations. Referee for about 10 international journals focused on nanotechnology and drug delivery, member of the Editorial Board of the “World Journal of Respirology.
B.B. Michniak-Kohn The State University of NJ Piscataway, NJ USA
T. Minko The State University of New Jersey Piscataway, NJ USA
B. Mishra Banaras Hindu University Varanasi India
A. Misra The Maharaja Sayajirao Univ. of Baroda Vadodara India Biography
Biography of A. Misra
Dr. Misra is Professor of Pharmacy at Faculty of Pharmacy, former Dean, Faculty of Technology & Engineering & Head Department of Pharmacy at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Dr. Misra holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacy from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India. Dr. Misra has more than 37 years especially in research & development of Novel Drug Delivery Systems. Dr. Misra has mentored 42 PhD and 123 Master students. Dr. Misra has 7 books, 40 book chapters and 149 peer reviewed publications in reputed journals. Dr. Misra has filed 28 national and international patents out of which 6 have been granted so far. Dr. Misra is coordinator of TIFAC-CORE in NDDS, PURSE, DST, SBIRI, DBT and Sub-coordinator of ILSPARE, DBT and is advisor to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food and cosmetics industries.
A.K. Mitra University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO USA
S.M. Moghimi University of Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark
R.I. Moustafine Kazan State Medical University Kazan Russian Federation
Y. Obata Hoshi University Tokyo Japan
A. Omri Laurentian University Ontario, ON Canada
K. Pathak Rajiv Academy for Pharmacy Mathura 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.
T. Potta Arizona State University Tempe, AZ USA
D. Quintanar-Guerrero Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México State of Mexico Mexico
A. Sahebkar Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad Iran Biography
Biography of A. Sahebkar
Amirhossein Sahebkar received his Pharm.D and PhD (in Medical Biotechnology) degrees from the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS; Mashhad, Iran), and is currently serving as a faculty member at the Department of Medical Biotechnology (School of Medicine), and Biotechnology Research Center of MUMS, with an adjunct title at the Metabolic Research Centre, University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia). His research focuses on the investigation of novel lipid-modifying agents, including natural products and curcumin, for the management of severe dyslipidemias and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
D.K. Sarker The University of Brighton Brighton UK
H.K. Sharma Dibrugarh University Dibrugarh, Assam India Biography
Biography of H.K. Sharma
Dr. H. K. Sharma is a faculty in Pharmaceutics in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, India. He has nearly 20 years of research and teaching experience. His research area includes Drug delivery systems, Natural Pharmaceuticals, and Traditional medicines. He has more than 40 manuscripts, 2 co-authored and 1 co-edited books to his credit. He is associated with several journals as Editorial Board Member and as reviewer. He is also member of various organizations like Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Indian Science Congress Association, American Chemical Society, International Congress for Chemistry & Environment, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India etc.
J. Singh North Dakota State Univ Fargo, ND USA
P.J. Sinko The State University of New Jersey New Jersey, NJ USA
A. Sintov Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer-Sheva Israel
Dr. Thombre is Research Fellow in Pfizer Inc. He is responsible for the design and development of immediate release and modified release formulations for exploratory and advanced drug candidates, scale-up/technology transfer of manufacturing processes to production, and product enhancement/life cycle management strategies. He is also responsible for the assessment of external drug delivery technologies. Dr. Thombre is a chemical engineer with a Ph.D. from University of Kansas. Dr. Thombre has 31 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has authored or co-authored more than 55 abstracts, book chapters, and peer-reviewed research articles, 35 oral presentations, and 20 published patent applications. He is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Controlled Release Society, and American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
A.K. Tiwary Punjabi University Patiala India
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 of 2000-2010.
I. Toth University of Queensland Brisbane Australia Biography
Biography of I. Toth
Prof Istvan Toth PhD, DSc, is a chemical engineer and an internationally recognized expert in drug delivery. His major research interests are immunoadjuvants, carbohydrates, lipids, peptides, nucleosides and nucleotides. New developments in drug/vaccine delivery are clearly likely to have enormous economic impacts upon the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI) the Queensland Academy of Science and Art (FQA) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
I.F. Uchegbu University of London, School of Pharmacy UK
N. Udupa Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Manipal India
H. Viernstein University of Vienna Vienna Austria
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F. Dilnawaz Institute of Life Sciences Bhubaneswar India Biography
Biography of F. Dilnawaz
Dr. Fahima Dilnawaz is working as Women Scientist in the Laboratory of Nanomedicine at Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. She has been actively working with polymeric nanoparticle, magnetic nanoparticle and mesoporous silica nanoparticles based drug delivery system for the cancer therapy. Her current focus is towards theranostic approach of an effective management of cancer. To her credit, she has published several articles and contributed chapters in books. She is also serving as reviewer for various nanomedicinal journals.
J. Gasparotto Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Porto Alegre Brazil Biography
Biography of J. Gasparotto
Graduated in Physical Education from Universidade Luterana do Brasil-ULBRA. Post-graduation in Exercise Physiology and Training Prescription by Gama Filho University of Rio de Janeiro. Master and PhD in Biological Sciences - Biochemistry by Federal University of Rio Grande do
Sul-UFRGS. Currently is linked to the National Postdoctoral Program of CAPES (PNPD /
CAPES) and collaborator of the Department of Biochemistry of UFRGS. As a researcher, has
experience with several experimental models, including rodents, cell culture and clinical studies.
Current research projects focus on the investigation of neuronal dysfunctions associated with
inflammatory processes. Immuno-neutralization of proteins, pharmacological agents, diets and
physical exercise are some of the methods used as therapeutic alternatives to treat
neuropathologies that the inflammation is involved.
M.S. Hasnain Shri Venkateshwara University Gajraula India Biography
Biography of M.S. Hasnain
Dr. M Saquib Hasnain has over 6 years of research experience in the field of drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulation analyses, especially systematic development and characterization of diverse nanostructured drug delivery systems, controlled release drug delivery systems, bioenhanced drug delivery systems, nanomaterials and nanocomposites employing Quality by Design approaches as well as development and characterization of polymeric composites, formulation characterization using FTIR, DSC, PXRD, SEM, TEM, HPLC, LC-MS, and many more. Till date he has authored over 30 publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals, 30 book chapters, and 1 book. He is also serving as the reviewer of several prestigious journals.
Section: Chronopharmaceuticals-A New Frontier in Pharmaceutics
Anil K. Philip University of Nizwa Nizwa Oman
Stefano Giovagnoli University of Perugia Perugia Italy