M. Bhatia University of Otago Christchurch New Zealand Biography
Biography of M. Bhatia
Prof. Madhav Bhatia heads the Inflammation Research Group in the Department of Pathology at the University of Otago, Christchurch. The group has an active research programme on the molecular pharmacology and molecular pathology of various inflammatory conditions such as acute pancreatitis, polymicrobial sepsis and burns, with the long-term goal of developing clinically effective therapeutic approaches. He has received numerous grants, has authored more than 160 contributions to the peer-reviewed literature, given several invited presentations in different countries and is on Editorial Boards of 34 journals. His publications have been cited more than 8000 times, and he has an "h"-index of 47. Prof. Bhatia has delivered invited talks at several international conferences worldwide. Prof. Bhatia has mentored several postgraduate students are research staff, who are now independent investigators in their own right, leading research groups in different parts of the world.
Antonio La Cava University of California Los Angeles CA USA Biography
Biography of Antonio La Cava
Dr. La Cava obtained a M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Naples, Italy. Currently Dr. La Cava is a Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and is the Director of the FOCIS Center of Excellence at UCLA. He has published more than 150 scientific publications and is currently in the editorial board of many scientific journals including this one.
Stefano Fiorucci University of Perugia Perugia Italy
Ken-Ichiro Inoue University of Shizuoka Shizuoka Japan
Kota V. Ramana University of Texas Medical Branch TX USA Biography
Biography of Kota V. Ramana
Dr. Ramana obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry form the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Research, Chandigarh, India. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA. The chief objectives of his investigations are to examine the involvement of cellular metabolism and oxidative stress signals in inflammation and to delineate the role of aldo-keto reductases and anti-oxidants in mediating the inflammatory pathways. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles. He is also serving as an editorial board member of several journals.
Jean-Marc Sabatier University of the Mediterranean Marseille France Biography
Biography of Jean-Marc Sabatier
Jean-Marc SABATIER is a Director of research at the French CNRS, with PhD and HDR degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology. He headed several academic research teams (CNRS, INSERM and University), as well as a combined academic-industry research laboratory devoted to the engineering of therapeutic peptides (ERT62, Marseilles, France). He was also a Director of Research for several French private companies as well as a Canadian public company. He acts as a Consultant for top pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. Dr. Sabatier works in the field of animal toxins. He so far contributed to several books in toxinology and virology, and more than 160 scientific articles, 180 communications, and 53 patents in both biology and chemistry. He is a member of 35 Editorial Boards of scientific journals, such as ‘Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets’ (Editor-in-Chief), ‘Peptides’, ‘Toxins’, ‘Molecules’ and the ‘Journal of Biological chemistry’. He also reviewed articles submitted for publication in 74 international journals and acts as an expert for numerous institutions (ANR, CEA, CNRS, MRC, ISF, BARD, AIRD, IPT, Pasteur Institutes, Ville de Paris, Region Languedoc-Roussillon, Fondation Arthritis, etc.). He won the ‘Citizen of the Year Award’ from the Nouvel Economiste (1994) for his work on antivirals. He is a member of a dozen scientific societies, such as the ‘American Peptide Society’ (charter member), ‘European Peptide Society’, ‘American Society for Microbiology’, ‘Biochemical Society’ and ‘New-York Academy of Sciences’.
Kuldeep Dhama Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh India Biography
Biography of Kuldeep Dhama
Dr. Kuldeep Dhama, is a regional editor for the journal. Currently working as Principal Scientist in ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India, With 22 years of research and teaching experience in the areas of immunology, microbiology and virology, he has developed several diagnostics, vaccines and immunomodulatory modules to counter infectious diseases of animals and public health concerns. He has 800 publications in scientific journals, books, magazines; is a member of 20 professional/scientific societies; and honored with 50 Best Paper Awards and other high recognitions. He worked as Nodal Officer, WTO; Member, Wildlife Health Specialist Group (IUCN); and as is Editor and Member, Editorial Board in reputed journals (Front. Immunology, Front. Microbiology, Vet. Quart. and others), and peer-reviewer for several journals. His h-index is 35 with 6150 citations.
Luis Prieto-Andres University of Valencia Valencia Spain
Kyoungho Suk Kyungpook National University Daegu South Korea Biography
Biography of Kyoungho Suk
Dr. Kyoungho Suk is a Regional Editor for the journal. He is currently a professor of Department of Pharmacology, Kyungpook National University (KNU) School of Medicine (Daegu, Korea), and the director of Brain Science & Engineering Institute of KNU. He obtained his Ph.D. in Immunology at University of California at Davis in 1994, and M.S. degree in Immunology at Cornell University in 1991. He graduated from KNU with the genetic engineering major in 1989. Dr. Suk received his postdoctoral training in the division of Rheumatology, Yale University School of Medicine, and he has been a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School between 2008 and 2009, during which he participated in large-scale experiments and systems biology approaches toward understanding of disease networks and pathways. Dr. Suk is the author of more than 200 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and holds patents on various therapeutic targets and lead compounds that could be used for the diagnosis or therapy of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases.
Ole D. Wolthers Children's Clinic Randers Randers Denmark Biography
Biography of Ole D. Wolthers
Ole D. Wolthers, MD, DMSci, BA, is an honorary Assistant Professor at Institute for Clinical Medicine, Health, Aarhus University and a Consultant Paediatrician at The Children´s Clinic Randers, Denmark. His primary research interests are inflammation markers in allergic disease and pathophysiological mechanisms of exogeneous glucocorticoid induced effects and pharmacodynamics and -kinetics of topical glucocorticoids in children. He has published more than 160 papers in the medical literature: more than 120 peer refereed papers, around 40 educational papers; and 3 books and a chapter in a textbook. He is an editor of several medical journals.
Section: Dermatology & Inflammation
C. Cantisani University “La Sapienza” of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of C. Cantisani
Dr Cantisani is a consultant dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology Umberto I Hospital, “Sapienza” Medical school of Rome, Italy. Academic background “Sapienza” Medical school of Rome and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Her main interests are: General dermatology, non-invasive diagnostic imaging, allergologic diseases, hair loss, skin repair and Photodynamic therapy especially daylight PDT for NMSC, lasers and aesthetic procedures. Consultant for emergency room and other dermatologic problems for inpatients, occupational medicine in the same hospital and in a private clinic for foreign patients emergency and for aesthetic dermatology. Professor at odontoiatric school University “Sapienza” of Rome, at Istituto Alta Formazione, II Aesthetic school, Rome, at Fitoterapic Master, penitentiary Master Sapienza” University and at Aesthetic Master Guglielmo Marconi University, of Rome. Temporary professor medical school course C “Sapienza” University of Rome. Guest professor Boston university Providence(RI). Scientific advisory board member Invited speaker at several national and international conferences. Several correlator thesis and reviewer for several national and international journals, involved in several project and national and international academic collaborations.
Section: Ambulatory Pediatrics
A.K. Leung University of Calgary Calgary, AB Canada Biography
Biography of A.K. Leung
After obtaining his MBBS in 1973 at the University of Hong Kong, Prof. Leung was an intern at the Queen Mary Hospital. He then completed his Pediatric residency followed by a Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the Foothills Provincial Hospital with the University of Calgary. A holder of MBBS, DCH(Lond & Irel), FRCPC; FRCP(UK & Irel), FRCPCH, and FAAP degrees, Prof. Leung is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary and is Pediatric Consultant at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Prof. Leung’s areas of interest include general pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology.
Prof. Leung is the author of over 1000 scientific publications including 335 chapters and 9 books. Currently, Prof. Leung serves on the editorial boards of 36 medical journals.
Editorial Board Members
C. Albanesi Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata Rome Italy
C. Alessandri Centri Associati Allergologia Molecolare Rome Italy Biography
Biography of C. Alessandri
She graduated in Medicine in 1977 at the Rome University "Sapienza" and specialized in Pediatrics in 1980 and in Childcare in 1985. For over 25 years, she was interested in pediatric allergy and for more than 10 years she has begun her personal journey in Molecular Allergology. Extremely interested in the matter, since the beginning of 2008 she has transferred her business from one of the largest departments of pediatrics in Rome to the Molecular Allergology Center, by integrating her healthcare activity with that of research in the pediatric age, effectively complementing the activities already taking place in the center and dedicated to teenagers, adults and seniors. She has performed some fundamental studies on markers of severity of food allergy in children, mainly in cow's milk, egg, and plant food allergy. In collaboration with the other CAAM (Centri Associati Allergologia Molecolare) members and researchers from other research centers, she has identified and characterized new allergenic molecules and, thanks to microarray-based diagnostics, she has set new molecular profiles of awareness leading to innovative schemes for therapeutic intervention in the allergic child. Dr.ssa Alessandri has published more than 80 scientific publications. She is co-founder of CAAM, sharing the spirit and philosophy, contributing to its organization and its development. Together with the other CAAM specialists she contributes to the design and release of the second generation molecule-based test for allergy diagnosis, the FABER IgE test. firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Antonelli University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of A. Antonelli
Prof. Antonelli is currently Director of the Immuno-Endocrine Section of Internal Medicine and Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy. He graduated in Medicine cum laude at the University of Pisa in 1982, where he received the post-graduate Specialization in Endocrinology in 1985 and in Occupational Health in 1987. He received also the postgraduate Specialization in Oncology (at the University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy) in 1992. His researches have been published in more than 310 articles on International journals (Impact Factor > 1190; H index 58).
P. Arulselvan Muthayammal College of Arts and Science Tamil Nadu India Biography
Biography of P. Arulselvan
Dr. Arulselvan Palanisamy, Adjunct Associate Professor, Muthayammal Centre for Advanced Research (MCAR) and previously a Research Fellow at the Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia and post-doctoral researcher in Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He graduated with an MSc in Biochemistry from Periyar University, Tamilnadu, India, before furthering his studies by pursuing his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Madras, Chennai, India.
Dr. Arulselvan Palanisamy has acquired significant research experience in diverse areas of Biochemistry and Biotechnology with a major research focus on natural products, specifically on the pharmacological action of bioactive compounds, inflammation, nano-drug delivery system etc.
Peter Barnes is Margaret-Turner Warwick Professor of Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He qualified at Cambridge and Oxford Universities (first class honours) and was appointed to his present post in 1987. He has published >1000 peer-review papers on asthma, COPD and related topics (h-index 155) and has written or edited over 50 books. He is in the top 20 most highly cited researchers in the world and the most highly cited respiratory researcher in the world over the last 20 years. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007, the first respiratory researcher for over 150 years. He was President of the ERS in 2013/2014.
A. Bauhofer University Marburg Marburg Germany
R. Bei University of Rome Tor Vergata Rome Italy Biography
Biography of R. Bei
Prof. Bei is M.D., Ph.D; Specialist in Medical Oncology and in Clinical Pathology. Currently, he is Full Professor of General Pathology at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. His teaching activity encompasses General Pathology for School of Medicine, Medical Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Dietician, Residency in Endocrinology, Oncology. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Rec. Pat Infl Allergy Drug Discov, J Liver, MOJ Immunol (Senior Editor), O J Immunol, J Immun Serum Biol, SciTz Nutrition and Food Science, Frontiers in Bioscience, Anti-Cancer Agents in Med Chem. Research interest: Cancer immunotherapy. Nutrition and cancer.
He has published about 100 peer reviewed publications: Total IF=375 (ISI), H-index: 29, Citations: 2760.
M. Casanovas Inmunotek, S.L Madrid Spain
M. Cazzola University of Rome Tor Vergata Rome Italy
S. Cuzzocrea University of Messina Messina Italy Biography
Biography of S. Cuzzocrea
Full Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Messina. Graduated in Pharmacy and
Medicine and Onorary Professor in Pharmacology, University of Manchester (UK). Prof. Cuzzocrea received
a doctorate (PhD) in “Experimental Medicine” School of Medicine University of Messina. Author of more
than 600 publications including articles in peer reviewed international journals and scientific books. Editor
and referee for several international journals. He encompass research activities with specific competences
at international levels in the field of autoimmunity, inflammation and neurodegenerative disorders as well
as drug development.
J.B. De Sanctis Universidad Central de Venezuela Caracas Venezuela Biography
Biography of J.B. De Sanctis
Dr. Juan B. De Sanctis. Professor of Immunology and Biochemistry and Director of the 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 member of the editorial board of Recent Patents on inflammation and allergy drug discovery, current pharmacological design, Venezuelan Archives of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Reviewer of 15 different journals. Author of 150 publications. Author of two patents.
C. Du The University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada
P. Fallahi University of Pisa Pisa Italy
S.M. Ferrari University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of S.M. Ferrari
Silvia Martina Ferrari is graduated in Biological Sciences cum laude in 2002 and specialized in Clinical Pathology in 2007 at the University of Pisa (Italy). Her principal areas of expertise are autoimmune thyroid disorders, chemokines and cytokines, type 1 diabetes, systemic autoimmune disorders, HCV-associated thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. Her researches have been published in more than 154 articles on International journals (HI=38). She serves as an Editorial Board Member and is Referee and Reviewer of many scientific International journals.
Since 1998 she had been working at the University of Bari as Associate Professor in Dermatology. Nowadays she is the Director of the Dermatology Clinic of the University of Bari, President of the Italian Society of Dermatology, Allergology, Environmental and Professional (SIDAPA), member of the European Environmental and Contact Dermatitis Research Group (EECDRG). She is the author of over 200 scientific publications in national and international journals, 32 chapters and a monograph on various topics. Her main scientific interests are in the study of contact dermatitis, photo-dermatitis and urticaria.
Her scientific activity is focused to the research of the substances responsible of contact allergy trying also to identify new sensitizing haptens.
B. Ghosh Delhi University Delhi India
O. Gualillo Santiago University Clinical Hospital Santiago de Compostela Spain Biography
Biography of O. Gualillo
Dr. Oreste Gualillo graduated in pharmaceutical chemistry and technology at the School of Pharmacy of the University “Federico II” in Naples, Italy. He obtained his Ph.D in Pharmacology in 1995. He received training in molecular endocrinology under the mentoring of Professor Paul A. Kelly at the Necker School of Medicine, INSERM U344, in Paris. In 1998, he moved to the Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, where he was a "Marie Curie" TMR30 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 2001, he set up his own research group at the Santiago University Clinical Hospital, Division of Rheumatology. He is currently a Staff Researcher of the Spanish National Heath System ["Carlos III” National Institute of Health and SERGAS (Servizo Galego de Saude)], at Santiago University Clinical Hospital, heading the Neuroendocrine Interactions in Rheumatology and Inflammatory Diseases (NEIRID) group of IDIS (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Santiago). He worked on the regulation and signal transduction of prolactin, leptin and ghrelin under various pathophysiological conditions, in particular in immunity and inflammation. Since 2001, Dr. Gualillo’s primary research focussed on the molecular signals triggered by adipokines and on the pathways through which adipokines are involved in rheumatic diseases and in the inflammatory response of chondrocytes, synovial cells and adipocytes in particular in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Over the past years, his group has contributed to multiple aspects of research on the roles of adipokines in inflammation in rheumatic disorders and to define the molecular basis of ghrelin action in chondrocytes and other systems. Dr. Gualillo’s group is also involved in research aimed to define the role of phenolic compounds of extra virgin olive oil in cartilage pathophysiology. Dr. Gualillo’s track record of professional achievement is backed up by more than 150 primary peer-reviewed publications (research papers, book chapters, editorials etc). He has on going collaborative research with industry and leading academic investigators in established centres of excellence in Europe and USA. He serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and committes as well as technical advisory bodies.
T. Hisa Ryotokuji University Medical Center Urayasu-City Japan
K.L.E. Hon The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Biography
Biography of K.L.E. Hon
Dr. Hon is a paediatric professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his undergraduate medical education from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatricians (FAAP) and Fellow of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM). He received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Hon has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers, books and book chapters. Dr. Hon is particularly keen in educating the parents to dismiss myths and fallacies regarding the wellbeing and health of their children.
H. Kanazawa Osaka City University Osaka Japan
H.I. Kankaanranta Seinäjoki Central Hospital Seinäjoki Finland
T. Kobayashi Mie University Tsu Japan
G.N. Konstantinou General Military Training Hospital Thessaloniki Greece
L. Liu University of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Canada Biography
Biography of L. Liu
Dr. Lixin Liu had research training with Dr. Dirk Roos (CLB, The Netherlands) and completed his PhD study with Dr. Per Venge at Uppsala University (Sweden). In 2001 as a post-doctoral fellow, he joined the lab of Dr. Paul Kubes in the University of Calgary, AB, Canada. In 2006, he joined the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK, Canada) and currently is an associate professor in pharmacology. Using intravital microscopy and other techniques, his lab is now investigating the role of intracellular signaling molecules in neutrophil-endothelial cell interactions and neutrophil recruitment during inflammation.
H.I. Maibach University of California CA USA
S. Marrakchi University Hospital Hedi Chaker Sfax Tunisia Biography
Biography of S. Marrakchi
Dr. Marrakchi graduated (MD) from the University of Brussels (ULB-Belgium). He was board certified in dermatology from the University of Lille (France) and completed a fellowship in dermatology from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF-USA). Dr. Marrakchi is a consultant dermatologist in the university hospital of Sfax (Tunisia). He works mainly on contact dermatitis and genetics of psoriasis.
Dr. Marrakchi published more than 50 scientific articles and 10 books chapters.
A. Mirshafiey Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran
P. Mishra ICMR-National Institute for Research in Environmental Health Bhopal India Biography
Biography of P. Mishra
Dr. Pradyumna Mishra is currently Deputy Director of the ICMR-NIREH, India. He is a recipient of prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship (USA) and is a Visiting Faculty Associate to Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and Osaka University, Japan. Recently, he was nominated as one of the Foreign Affiliate Members in Foundation for Polish Science, Warsaw, Poland. He is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in Genetics and serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, committees and technical advisory bodies. He is primarily involved in inter-disciplinary research of molecular immunology and translational medicine. His track record of academic accomplishments is backed up by more than 125 primary peer-reviewed publications. He has several collaborative research projects in established centres of excellence.
Y. Mizushina Kobe-Gakuin University Kobe Japan
C.-C. Mok Tuen Mun Hospital Hong Kong China
E.J. Morcillo-Sanchez University of Valencia Valencia Spain
I. Nagaoka Juntendo University Tokyo Japan
C. Ozdemir Istanbul University Istanbul Turkey
D. Panigrahy Boston Children’s Hospital Boston MA USA
A. Papi University of Ferrara Ferrara Italy Biography
Biography of A. Papi
Alberto Papi is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Vice President of the School of Medicine at the University of Ferrara, Italy, and Director of the Respiratory Unit of the Department of Emergency Medicine, S. Anna University Hospital, Ferrara, Italy.
He trained in Respiratory Medicine at the University of Parma, before spending 4 years in the UK as a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, where he is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer.
He has coordinated several pivotal studies in asthma and COPD, and has authored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
G. Penton-Rol Center for Genetic Eng. and Biotech Havana Cuba
R. Pezzilli Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital Bologna Italy
G.A. Rossi Instituto G. Gaslini Genova Italy
B.L. Slomiany University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey NJ USA
Y. Tesfaigzi Lovelace Respiratory Res. Inst NM USA Biography
Biography of Y. Tesfaigzi
Dr. Yohannes Tesfaigzi has a doctorate in molecular biology (Ph.D.) from the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. After his postdocoral research at the University of California at Davis, he joined the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) in Albuquerque, USA in 1994. He is Senior Scientist and Director of the COPD Program at LRRI and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His researchwas continuously funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)for the past 21 years. Dr. Tesfaigzi has published over 120 peer review publications.
V. Tiwari Johns Hopkins University MD USA
Y.B. Tripathi Banaras Hindu University Varanasi India
C. Tsitsimpikou General State Chemical Lab. of Greece Athens Greece Biography
Biography of C. Tsitsimpikou
Christina Tsitsimpikou is a Senior governmental officer in the General Chemical State Laboratory of Greece and a professor in the Post-Graduate Course of Toxicology, University of Thessaly. She has BSc in Chemistry, MScs on Pharmacognosy and Sports Medicine, phD Degree in Biotechnology and post-doctoral thesis on Bioethics. She is General Secretary of the Hellenic Society of Toxicology and European Registered Toxicologist (ERT), with long-term of duties in WADA Ethics and Education Committee, the Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention (T-DO) and the RAC of the European Chemicals Agency. She has published more than 50 artices in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
G.M. Walsh University of Aberdeen Aberdeen UK
J.-Y. Wang National Cheng-Kung University Taiwan China
Juan Bautista De Sanctis Universidad Central de Venezuela Caracas Venezuela