Dr Capasso is currently an Associate Professor in University of Salerno. Prof. Capasso from 1997 at today is a tutor of several graduation and Ph.D thesis. Prof. Capasso is member of Italian Society of Pharmacology, Italian Society of Neurosciences and International Narcotics Research Conference Group. The research of Prof. Anna Capasso are documented by about 500 publications (including articles in extenso, chapters of books and congress international communications). Professor Capasso is the winner of Young Participant Award (1992-1995), ECNP Fellowiship Award (1996), EOC Bursary (1997) etc.
) Department of Pharmacy University of Salerno Salerno Italy
Dr. Cho is currently a Professor in Seoul National University. He completed his Ph.D in Physiology & Cell Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. Dr. Cho has been a member of Asia Oceania Human Proteome Organization (AOHUPO), Korean Human Proteome Society and many more. The research of Dr. Cho is documented by 100 plus publications (including articles in international journals, domestic journals and chapters of books). His field of expertise include comparative medicine-based cancer biomarker development, proteogenomics study of cancer and cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular regeneration by stem cell engineering.
) Department of Biochemistry College of Veterinary Medicine Seoul National University Seoul South Korea
Dr. Jaw-Wen Chen has been to the cardiovascular research center of Stanford University in USA for post Doc research. His research work is focus on atherogenesis, vascular progenitor cells and angiogenesis, and genetic and clinical biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases. He is also the first vice president of Taiwan Society of Cardiology, the honor board of Taiwan Society of Lipids and Atherosclerosis, and the follow of American Heart Association (FAHA), European Society of Cardiology (FESC), and Asia-Pacific Society of Cardiology (FAPSC). Till August 2016, he has published more than 280 scientific papers in international SCI journals.
) Institute of Pharmacology National Yang-Ming University Taipei Taiwan
Shengshui Hu works as a Professor at Wuhan University, China. From 1988 to 1990, he had been a guest research fellow in Chalmers University, Sweden. In 1995, he worked as a senior visiting scholar in Universitá Degli Studi di Firenze, Italy. During 1995–1998, he was a visiting research fellow in Case Western Reserve University, USA. His research interest includes biosensors, chemical sensors, bioelectrochemistry, nanoelectrochemistry, bioelectroanalysis and direct electron transfer of proteins, as well as biochemically modified electrodes based on nanocomposite materials. He has authored more than 200 research papers in peer reviewed journals.
) College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences Wuhan University Wuhan China
Dr Kim obtained a doctorate (Ph.D) in Biochemistry from The University of Tokyo. Dr. Kim, currently, is a professor in Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. Also he is an adjunct professor in Samsung Advanced Institute of Health Science and Technology. His works cover the Cancer biology, Angiogenesis, Leukemia, Gene expression and transcriptional regulation, Glycosyltransferase, Tumor associated carbohydrate antigen, Carbohydrate Vaccines, Cell cycle, apoptosis, carcinogenesis, oncogenic transformation, growth factor-receptor interaction; cell differentiation; carbohydrate antigen; cell adhesion and angiogenesis; signal transduction.
He has published more than 367 scientific publications and 9 books and is a holder of 27 Korea, US, EU and Japan patents.
) Department of Biological Science Sungkyunkwan University Seoul South Korea
Professor Stone is a graduate of the University of London and the University of Aberdeen, and is currently a Professor of Pharmacology at the Unviersity of Glasgow. At present, he combines his teaching activities with his role as co-cirector of PharmaLinks, a research cooperative between the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, and as a Consultant Research Pharmacologist to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. Professor Stone has published over 360 full research papers, over 200 proceedings abstracts, and has authored or edited 13 books. He is a member of several international societies and associations, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the British Pharmacological Society.
) School of Life Sciences University of Glasgow Glasgow UK
Dr. M. Akhter Hossain completed his BSc and MSc from Department of Biochemistry, University of Dhaka, PhD in 2001 from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and undertook postdoctoral studies in Joseph Fourier University, France. He is currently the head of “Insulin Peptides Laboratory” since 2012 at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia. He was awarded a JSPS early career postdoctoral fellowship (Japan Govt) in 2003. He has published more than 114 papers in key international journals including JACS, Angewandte Chemie and others. His group is interested in developing novel chemical methods for preparing therapeutic insulin and insulin-like peptide-based drug.
) Insulin Peptides Laboratory University of Melbourne Melbourne Australia
Prof. Sunil K. Khare received his PhD from IIT Delhi, carried out Postdoctoral Research at National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan and has been DBT visiting scientist at Northern Regional Research Laboratory, Illinois USA. He has been working in the area of solvent-tolerant and halophilic class of extremophiles and their enzymes; especially understanding structural and molecular basis of their stability. His current noteworthy contributions have been in differential proteomics of solvent-tolerant and halophilic class of extremophiles and deciphering nanotoxicity mechanisms in plant and microbial systems. The work has led to 125 publications with high impact, 2 patents, 12 book chapters to his credit.
) Department of Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi India
Chiara Riganti graduated in Medicine at University of Torino, Italy in 2002. She is tenured associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Torino, Italy. She awarded the SIB (Italian Society of Biochemistry) medal for young investigators in 2005 and the AICC/ECTS (Italian Association for Cells Culture/Italian Branch of the European Tissue Culture Society) award for senior investigators in 2011. Her research is focused on the molecular basis of multidrug resistance in human cancer cells and on the molecular basis of immunoresistance and immunotolerance in human tumors. She co-authored more than 100 papers in peer-review journals and filed 2 patents.
) Department of Oncology University of Torino Torino Italy
Dr. Dianping Tang obtained his Ph.D. (2008) in Analytical Chemistry from Southwest University, China. Since Sep 2009, he is Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Institute of Nanomedicine and Nanobiosensing (Leader), Department of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, China. His research interests involve Clinical/enviromental immunoassays, Biological and chemical microsensors, Synthsis and application of advanced functional nanomaterials, and Fabrication of microfluidic device. In 2013, he was bestowed with the award of one of the 100 Most Influential People in The Analytical Scientist.
Dr. Tang, as an author/co-author, has been involved in the publication of more than 235 articles in various international journals, with total citations of around 7,100.
) Department of Chemistry Fuzhou University Fuzhou China
Prof Suleyman Aydin has received his PhD in Illinois Institute of Technology during the period of 1999. Currently, he is working at Medical School as Professor of Medical Biohemistry in Firat University. He has authored more than 175 research articles/books. He is currently also serving as scientific Reviewer for various academic journals He is a member of Organization Committee Members, Council Members,, The American Turkish Society, Turkish Biochemical Society and The Endocrine Society). He has honoured as Certificate in Laboratory Animal Science, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and statistics, Certificate in Clinical Trial, Trainer’s Training Certificate and Pedagogical Formation Training Certificate.
) Department of Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry Firat University Elazig Turkey
The scientific activity of Dr Monti is focused on structural and functional characterization of proteins and bioactive peptides. Studies were initially focused on the impact of food processing on human health. Subsequently, Dr Monti moved to production and biochemical characterization of proteins involved in biomedical pathways. An important part of the research is focused on the study of ubiquitous metallo-enzyme Carbonic Anhydrases. In humans, abnormal levels or activities of CAs are associated with different human pathologies such as glaucoma, neurological disorders and cancer. Dr. Monti combines molecular biology, biochemical and biophysical techniques into her research.
) Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging National Research Council Naples Italy
Kwang-Hyun Baek is a full professor of Department of Biomedical Science at CHA University in Korea. He received his Ph.D. at Iowa State University in 1995 and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. Current research and clinical interests are in the molecular genetics of ubiquitination and deubiquitination systems relevant to various cancers. He first coined terms ubiquitomics and deubiquitomics in the field of the ubiquitin-proteasome system. In addition, he is also interested in genomics and proteomics during stem cell proliferation, differentiation, and reprogramming.
) Department of Biomedical Science CHA University Seongnam-shi S. Korea
Professor Wong is currently a Chair Professor of the Division of Life Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also the Director of Biotechnology Research Institute and the Co-Director of Molecular Neuroscience Center. He graduated from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of London, United Kingdom, and received his PhD degree from the MRC Molecular Neurobiology Unit and Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge. As a highly accomplished researcher, Prof Wong has published over 210 scientific papers in leading journals and holds 6 patents.
) State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong China
Dr. Abdel Moneim is associate professor, Faculty of Science, Helwan University. He has nearly 15 years of experience in the research, discovery and development of medications based on natural products aimed to treat different diseases included diabetes, neurological disorders and environmental toxicities. During his career at Helwan University, Dr. Abdel Moneim holds a Ph.D. in Physiology. Notably, Dr. Abdel Moneim has authored more than 70 manuscripts and he teaches physiology and pharmacology as a faculty member at Helwan University.
) Department of Zoology and Entomology Helwan University Cairo Egypt
Dr. Amato is currently PI in the Molecular Oncology Lab III of the DPT of Health Sciences at the University of Magna Graecia in Catanzaro. Doctor, radiotherapy specialist, has obtained the PhD in Molecular Oncology, Experimental Immunology and Development of Innovative Therapies. His primary field of interest is the study of the kinases involved in human tumorogenesis, the study of new pharmacological targets, up to the radiobiology. Important his seminal works that have established an oncogenic role for the kinase SGK1 and its involvement in mechanisms of chemo-radio resistance and in cellular epigenomic reorganization through the control of nuclear transport.
) Department of Scienze della Salute University Magna Græcia Catanzaro Italy
Dr. B. D. Banerjee is working as a Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University College of Medical Sciences and G.T.B. Hospital, University of DELHI, India since 28th November 2000. He has also served as the Head of the Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Delhi from January 2009 - January 2012. He obtained his B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, M. Phil and Ph.D (Biochemistry) degree from the prestigious Central University of central Govt. of India.
) Department of Biochemistry University of Delhi Delhi India
Dr. Carugo obtained a doctoral degree in Chemistry at the University of Pavia in 1985. After research experiences at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg, Germany) and at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Trieste, Italy), he presently teaches Chemistry and Structural Bioinformatics at the University of Pavia, Italy and at the University of Vienna, Austria. He also published more than 150 scientific publications.
) Department of Chemistry University of Pavia Pavia Austria
MD at the University of Palermo on 6th April 1982. Residency in Endocrinology at
the University of Florence, Italy. Since 2005, full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry
and Laboratory Medicine, University of Palermo. Director of the Institute of Clinical
Biochemistry, Clinical Molecular Medicine and Laboratory Medicine of the
Department of Biomedicine, Neuroscience and Advanced Diagnostics at the
University of Palermo. Director of the Department and Unit of Laboratory Medicine
of the Hospital University of Palermo. Professor of Clinical Biochemistry in 5
Degree Courses and in 24 Residency Program of the University of Palermo.
Coordinator of the SSD BIO/12 and SSD MED/46. I was Chair of SIBioC-
Laboratory Medicine and member of several national and international Scientific
Society of Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Biochemistry. I have published over
300 scientific papers on national and international journals and I am Reviewer of
several scientific journals. I was invited as speaker at national and international
) Department of Biomedicine, Neuroscience and Advanced Diagnostics University of Palermo Palermo Italy
Dr. Chen is research microbiologist and principal investigator at National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Chen holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from Shandong University. Dr. Chen has authored more than 50 scientific publications and 7 patents. Dr. Chen received FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation Award, NCTR Director’s Award, and NCTR Scientific Achievement Award.
) Division of Microbiology National Center for Toxicological Research Jefferson, AR USA
Dr. Ciulla is a Senior researcher with main focus on cardiovascular remodeling in organ damage. He has developed and validated versus biopsy a new technique for the quantitative analysis of ultrasonic images for the non-invasive assessment of myocardial fibrosis and the assessment of carotid plaques. The analysis technique has also been applied in other areas including the morphological analysis of cell cultures. He has coordinated a research project on stem cells in a model of experimental myocardial infarction. Dr Ciulla has authored 117 publications that have been cited a total of 857 times.
) Istituto di Medicina Cardiovascolare University of Milan Milan Italy
Federica Compostella graduated in Chemistry. She is assistant professor in biochemistry at the University of Milano, where she is currently in charge of the chemistry and introductory biochemistry courses at the International Medical School. Her research focuses on the synthesis of compounds with biological applications. In this context she collaborates with a number of national and international laboratories (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology…). Her main research topics are on the synthesis of bacterial capsular polysaccharide fragments for the development of synthetic vaccines, and of glycolipids related to ceramides and glycerol as immunomodulators and enzyme inhibitors.
) Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine University of Milan Milan Italy
Dr. D. K. Dhawan is presently working as a Professor in the department of Biophysics and also worked as chairman department of Biophysics, Coordinator of Centre for Nuclear Medicine as well as Centre for Medical Physics at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Professor Dhawan completed his M.Sc. (Honors) from Panjab University in 1978 and Ph.D. from PGIMER, Chandigarh, in 1984. His research areas are radiation medicine, diabetes, neurodegeneration and cancer and. He has published 181 research articles. Prof. Dhawan has supervised 33 Ph.D. and 42 M.Sc. theses of students. He is a Fellow of Indian College of Nuclear Medicine and Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists.
) Department of Biophysics Panjab University Chandigarh India
Dr. Ebrahimi is an assistant professor of phytochemistry at Shahid Beheshti University; his primary research includes isolation, structure elucidation of new bioactive compounds from Iranian medicinal plants. He has been published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers in international journals. He was winner of several awards, such as outstanding achievements in pharmacognosy and phytochemistry Egon-Stahl-Award in Silver (2019).
) Department of Phytochemistry Shahid Beheshti University Tehran Iran
Dr. Giulio Gabbiani has obtained a PhD degree at the University of Montreal (Canada). He is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Geneva (Switzerland). His scientific interests include soft tissue remodeling during development and pathological situations and arterial smooth muscle adaptation during development and diseases.
Dr. Gabbiani has been Secretary and President of the European Cytoskeleton Forum, Secretary and Chairman of the European Vascular Biology Association, Secretary of the European Tissue Repair Society. He has received several distinctions including a degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and from the University of Limoges (France).
) Department of Pathology Central Medical University Geneva Geneva Switzerland
Laurea cum laude in Biological Science in 1995. PhD in Cellular Biology (Cellular and Developmental Biology) in 2003. From May 2011 confirmed researcher in the Faculty of Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy
Research activity has been mainly focused on stress response in sea urchin embryos (P.lividus) and in mouse stem cells. The recent research regards cell communication mediated by membrane vesicles, and their possible involvement in neurodegenerative disease (i.e. multiple sclerosis).
) Dept STEBICEF University of Palermo Palermo Italy
Prof. Roberta Granese (female) received her degree in Medicine from University of Messina, Italy, in 1998 (110/110 cum-laude). She is a specialized in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Messina, Italy, in 2003 (50/50 cum-laude) and received her PhD degree in “Therapeutic alternative to the hormonal therapy in the treatment of climacteric syndrome” from University of Messina, Italy, in 2008. Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer in the U.O.C. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Department of Human Pathology in Adulthood and Childhood “G. Barresi” at the University Hospital of Messina, Italy. She is currently lecturing various Master, PhD and Degree Course in the University of Messina. She is the author of two Chapter in two International Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology Books. Her other publications includes: 51 Abstracts published in the proceedings of congresses or in supplements of National and International Journals, 81 articles in National and International Journals, and 60 articles on various web-sites (e.g., www.ilfeto.it and www.thefetus.net http://www.thefetus.net.
) Department of Human Pathology in Adult and Childhood “G. Barresi” University of Messina Messina Italy
Prof. Dr. Imad Hadi Hameed obtained my PhD in Biotechnology from University of Babylon in 2015, and subsequently worked at Babylon University, College of Nursing, Iraq. My research activities are mainly on Biotechnologies, medicinal plants, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activities. I have authored more than 80 papers in scientific journals and 2 patents. I am the editor board member of Scientific Reports in the field of biotechnology.
) College of Nursing University of Babylon Babylon Iraq
Dr. Yi-Ren Hong received the PhD degree from University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMAB, USA) at 1993. In following, he started his post-doctor training at Veteran Hospital & UMAB for additional 1 year (1993 ~ 1994). He came back to Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) and started to have a position as associated professor in Department Biochemistry at 1994. He has promoted as professor at 2001. Recently, Dr. Hong’s lab tries to establish a PKA-GSKIP-GSK3-Tau axis for Alzheimer's disease and also claims to propose PKA, GSK3 and BcL2L12 as promising therapeutic targets of brain tumors.
) Department of Biochemistry Kaohsiung Medical University Kaohsiung Taiwan
Dr. Jain earned his medical degree from Medical College, Rohtak in India. Dr Jain is internationally renowned in the fields of nuclear cardiology and molecular cardiovascular imaging; behavior, mental stress and heart disease; and cardiotoxicity of cancer chemotherapy. He has published over 130 original scientific papers, review articles and book chapters. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Cardiovascular Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) for over 10 years, the Education and Research Foundation (ERF) of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC).
) New York Medical College Westchester Medical Center Valhalla, NY USA
Dr. Gary D. James is Professor of Anthropology, Nursing and Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Anthropology at Binghamton University. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and co-edited” Measuring Stress in Humans: A Practical Guide for the Field.” He is an elected fellow of the AAAS, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, an elected member of the Harvey Society, and a past-president of the Human Biology Association and American Dermatoglyphics Association.
) Department of Anthropology Binghamton University Binghamton, NY USA
Dr. Kholmirzo T. Kholmurodov, is a Leading Scientist at Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Federation. He has nearly 30 years of experience in field of molecular modeling for the physics, biochemistry and nanotechnologies. During his career at LIT JINR, Prof. Kholmurodov holds two scientific degrees, Candidate of Sciences (which is a PhD analog) and Doctor of Science - both in Physical- Mathematical sciences. Notably, Dr. Kholmurodov has authored more than 120 manuscripts, and edited several books of Japan-Russia International Workshops MSSMBS “Molecular Simulation Studies in the Material and Biological Sciences” as Organizing Chair.
) Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics Joint Institute of Nuclear Research Moscow Russia
Kazuhiko Kotani, MD, PhD, is Professor at Jichi Medical University (Division of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Public Health, and Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Shimotsuke-City, Tochigi, Japan). He is also a visiting director of the National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center (Division of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Research Institute, Kyoto, Japan; 2005-at present) and a visiting professor of Touro University-California (Glycation, Oxidation and Disease Laboratory, CA, USA; 2010-at present). He was a collaborative researcher of the National Institutes of Health (Lipoprotein Metabolism Section and Clinical Chemistry, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, MD, USA; 2012). His research is focused on pathophysiology of dyslipidemias and atherosclerotic diseases as well as their community prevention.of research activities
) Division of Community and Family Medicine Jichi Medical University Shimotsuke Japan
Dr Joanna Kopecka received her PhD degree from University of Turin, Italy in 2013. Her research focuses on basis of chemoresistance and immunoresistance of cancer cells. In particular, she is interested in finding new therapeutic approaches to target resistant cancer cells, using both pharmacological and molecular biology tools. She has coauthored more than 30 scientific papers, abstracts and reviews.
) Department of Oncology University of Torino Turin Italy
Adam Lesner, Professor of chemistry Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdansk (UG), Head of the Analytical Biochemistry Laboratory. Ph.D. 2001, UG, D.Sc. 2009, UG, Research Associate (postdoc), Columbia University, New York, USA, 36 months.
Main research interest includes peptide and peptidomimetics and its synthesis and application in biological systems; chromogenic and fluorogenic peptides as substrates of proteolytic enzymes; protease activity based probes; reversible and irreversible inhibitors of such enzymes; anticancer peptides; antimicrobial peptides; cell penetrating peptides; combinatorial and parallel chemistry screening; biological assays based on protease activity; biomarkers detection. Author and co-author of 90 papers, 4 chapters in books and monographs, 2 patents, 2 patent applications, 80 short communications.
) Faculty of Chemistry University of Gdansk Gdańsk Poland
Dr. Kenneth Maiese is an internationally recognized physician-scientist whose investigations are designed to translate basic science into successful therapeutic treatments. He maintains therapeutic and scientific expertise in multiple areas that include translational medicine, neurology, neuroscience, oncology, immunology, diabetes, psychiatry, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, biomarkers, and epigenetics. Dr. Maiese has received recognition with outstanding teaching awards and election to America's Top Physicians, and The Best of U.S. Physicians. Dr. Maiese holds several patents, has over 400 publications that include research papers, chapters, editorials and invited reviews, and has authored and edited multiple books.
) Departments of Neurology and Anatomy & Cell Biology University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Newark, NJ USA
Dr. Bramanandam Manavathi received his Ph.D. degree (2002) in Biochemistry from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, India. In 2007, Dr. Manavathi joined University of Hyderabad, India, where he is now working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry. He is also a visiting scientist of The Terry Fox Laboratory, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has been working in the field of cancer, specifically on breast cancer and ovarian cancer, for more than a decade and made significant contributions to the field. Dr. Manavathi, as an author/co-author, has published over 35 articles in various journals, having more than 1,125 total citations.
) School of Life Sciences University of Hyderabad Hyderabad India
Prof. Keiichi Matsubara obtained his degree in medicine in 1994 from Graduate School, Division of Medicine, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan. Prof. Matsubara currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ehime University. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Prenatal Diagnosis, Fetal Growth Restriction, and Preeclampsia. Prof. Matsubara, as an author/co-author, has published more than 40 articles in various journals, having over 450 total citations.
) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Ehime University School of Medicine Ehime Japan
Serena Montagnaro is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions of the University of Naples Federico II. Her research interests include the study of mechanisms of cell death during viral infections and evaluation of performances of diagnostics tests in veterinary medicine. She is member of the Italian Association of Infectious diseases (ANIV) and participates in funded projects by Italian Ministry of Health.
) Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
Roland Pieters completed his Ph.D. at MIT in 1995 and was an NWO Talent post-doctoral at the ETH-Zürich. He became an associate professor in 2005, obtained a VICI grant in 2008, and was promoted to full professor in 2010. His current research interests are directed towards glycodrugs, by studying the interference with protein-carbohydrate interactions using multivalent systems of varying architectures including those with rigid spacers, and using fragment libraries, for targets such as viral and bacterial adhesion proteins and toxins, galectins and glycosidases, Furthermore his group uses glyco- and peptide-microarrays in chemical biology and drug discovery e.g. on O-GlcNAcylation.
) Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences Utrecht University Utrecht The Netherlands
Dr. Ajay Rana obtained his Ph.D. degree (1989) in Biochemistry from the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta, India. Dr. Rana is currently a Professor (Tenured) and Director of Research in the Department of Surgery at University of Illinois at Chicago, USA (since 2015). He is also Health Science Specialist at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA (since 2016). He has a broad background in Cancer Biology, with specific training and expertise in signal transduction and anti-neoplastic drugs resistance. Dr. Rana, as an author/co-author, has published more than 65 articles in various journals, having over 2,150 total citations.
) Department of Surgery University of Illinois Chicago, IL USA
Dr. Shen is a Professor of Biology at College of Staten Island and a Professor of Biochemistry/Biology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has more than 20 years of research experience and expertise in biochemistry, biotechnology, and molecular biology. His current research focuses on the mechanism of gene expression with the emphasis on the influence of epigenetic factors. Dr. Shen has received several research grants funded by NATO, NSF and NIH. Previously, Dr. Shen was a visiting scientist at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Shen holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Edinburgh, UK. He has authored more than 30 manuscripts and co-edited “Histones: Class, Structure and Function.
) Biology Department College of Staten Island City University of New York New York, NY USA
Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan earned his Dr. degree in Chemistry from Tohoku University, Japan in 1986. Afterward, he carried out postdoctoral research at Kansas University, USA and in Taiwan. Prof. Tambunan research interests focus on drug and vaccine design using computational method for avian influenza, Ebola virus, dengue virus, and cervical cancer. His research includes the development of natural products, cyclic peptides, and fragment-based drug design to find a drug candidate to combat these diseases. For his research achievement and dedication, he has been rewarded with Satya Lencana in 2010 and 3rd Best Professor at Universitas Indonesia in 2009.
) Department of Chemistry Universitas Indonesia Depok Indonesia
Dr. Václav Větvička is a Professor of Pathology and Director of Research in the Department of Pathology at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. His postgraduate training included a stay at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, and at the Institute of Microbiology, Prague, Czech Republic. His main area of research interest focuses on the development of natural immunomodulators. Dr. Větvička is an author/co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications (having over 4,960 total citations), 8 books and 9 international patents.
) Department of Pathology University of Louisville Louisville, KY USA
Dr. Yamane is a guest researcher of Research Organization for University-Community Collaborations, Osaka Prefecture University. He has more than 20 years of experience in the biochemical and molecular biological fields. Previously, Dr. Yamane served as Lecturer at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. He has authored more than 30 papers.
) Center for Research and Development of Bioresources Osaka Prefecture University Osaka Japan
Dr. Jie Zhang was born in 1980 in Shandong, China. He obtained his B.S. degree from Shandong University in 2003. Then he earned his Ph.D degree in medicinal chemistry from Shandong University in 2008. During his doctoral thesis, he had worked on the discovery of novel anticancer and anti-influenza agents through structural optimization of natural products. Thereafter, Dr. Jie Zhang joined Xi'an Jiaotong University and started his independent research activities in the area of medicinal chemistry. His current research focus is the identification and validation of novel molecular targets using photoaffinity labeling agents. Dr. Jie Zhang has published more than 70 SCI academic peer review papers.
) School of Pharmacy Xi'an Jiaotong University Xi'an China
Dr. Zulfugarov obtained a doctorate (PhD) degree in Biophysics from Tbilisi State University, Georgia in 1988. After research experience at Institute of Botany, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences he moved to Pusan National University where presently works. He is also head of the Proteomics Lab at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Zulfugarov’s current research is focused on molecular biology, proteomics and metabolomics of plant response to environmental factors. Dr. Zulfugarov has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts.
) Department of Molecular Biology Pusan National University Busan South Korea
Dr. Frank Bordusa is currently working at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Natural Product Biochemistry. He has authored more than 50 research articles/books. He is currently also serving as scientific Reviewer for various academic journals.
) Institute for Biochemistry Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg Weinbergweg Germany
Dr. Christophe Hano obtained his Ph.D. (2005) in Plant Physiology and Molecular Genetics from University of Orléans, France. Since 2006, Dr. Hano is Associate Professor at University of Orleans with research activity at the Laboratoire de Biologie des Ligneux et des Grandes Cultures (EA1207, INRA USC1328), and Cosmactifs (CNRS GDR3711) Bioactifs et Cosmétique, on Lignan biosynthetic pathway regulation in flax (Linum usitatissimum L.). In terms of publications (scientific productions), he has published over 40 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, has published 2 book chapters, has given 85 presentations in international congresses and has over 500 citations.
) Laboratoire de Biologie des Ligneux et des Grandes Cultures Universite d'Orleans Orleans France
Dr. Jedrzejas received his Ph.D. in Structural Chemistry from Cleveland State University/Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1993. He was appointed an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1995. In 2001, Dr. Jedrzejas moved to the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute as an Associate Scientist and then a Scientist. He currently directs a structural biology group at Children’s. His research interests include structural aspects of Gram-positive bacterial pathogens, mainly bacteria−host interactions, with focus on Streptococcus species, and mechanisms of essential processes leading to the formation of bacterial spores, their germination, and outgrowth, with an emphasis on Bacillus and Clostridium species.
) Center for Immunobiology and Vaccine Development Childrens Hospital Oakland Research Institute Oakland, CA USA
Dr. Samir Kumar Maji obtained his Ph.D. (2002) in Peptide Chemistry from the Department of Biological Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, India. Dr. Maji is currently Associate Professor, since Sep 2014, in the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering at IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, where he is actually affiliated since Jan 2009. As an author/co-author, he has published more than 70 articles in various international journals with total citations more than 2,390. In 2015, Dr. Maji was awarded a 3-year membership at the American Chemical Society in recognition of engagement with the Society’s mission of service to the global community of chemists.
) Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai India
Dr. Manuel L. Penichet holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from the Havana Advanced Institute of Medical Sciences. He is currently working at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, as Professor of Surgery and as Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics. He has published in prestigious medical journals, and has served as a consultant to the National Cancer Institute to implement a strategy to reduce the health disparities in cancer treatment (between minority populations and other ethnic groups in the USA). Dr. Penichet, as an author/co-author, has published more than 85 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 2,705.
) Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics University of California Los Angeles, CA USA
Dr. Jan Potempa earned his Ph.D. and D.Sc. (habilitation) in Biochemistry in 1982 and 1993, respectively, from Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. He is currently Research Professor and the Departmental Head of Microbiology at the Jagiellonian University (Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology). His current scientific interest revolves around proteolytic enzymes of bacterial pathogens that play important roles in the deregulation of a number of physiological pathways and evasion of host immunity. Dr. Potempa’s research achievements (over 380 authored/co-authored papers) are highly recognized internationally, as indicated by more than 13,300 citations of his publications. For a decade, he was the second most cited scientist in Poland.
) Department of Microbiology Jagiellonian University Kraków Poland
Dr. Boyd B. Scott obtained his Ph.D. degree (1988) in Immunology/Bacteriology from the Department of Bacteriology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Dr. Scott is currently Director of Scientific Affairs at Merck Research Laboratories, North Wales, PA, USA. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the functional areas of Clinical Development, Clinical Pharmacology, Discovery, Medical Communications, Medical Affairs, Biostatistics, etc. Dr. Scott, as an author/co-author, has published more than 30 articles in various journals, having over 1,480 total citations.
Dr. Donna H. Wang obtained her M.D. degree in 1984 from Sun Yat-Sen University (School of Medicine), Guangzhou, China. Dr. Wang is currently Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Nanomedicine and Molecular Intervention, in the Department of Medicine, at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. Her research interests lie in the subject areas of cardiovascular pharmacology and physiology, hypertension, salt sensitivity, and hormonal and neuronal control of blood pressure. Dr. Wang, as an author/co-author, has published more than 125 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 2,420.
) Department of Medicine Michigan State University East Lansing, MI USA
Dr. Chaowu Xiao is currently working at Health Canada (Food Directorate), Ottawa, ON, Canada. Dr. Xiao’s skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Nursing, Chemistry, etc. Dr. Xiao, as an author/co-author, has published more than 20 articles in various journals.
) Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine University of Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada
Dr. Ali is head of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Division, National Research Centre, Egypt. Dr. Ali holds Ph. D. from Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Egypt. His research interest is in the area of cancer treating and cancer chemoprevention (including nanomedicine, photodynamic therapy and photothermal therapy) using natural, semi-natural and synthetic agents. Dr. Ali is supervisor of many theses, he published > 105 international and national publications, 7 international books, he is PI of several national and international projects. Dr. Ali is member of editorial boards and reviewer in > 133 international journals and in many national and international societies.
) Department of Biochemistry National Research Centre Cairo Egypt
Maria Luisa Balestrieri is currently an Associate Professor in Biochemistry at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. She received her Ph.D at the University of Naples "Federico II" and worked as Researcher Assistant at the Basic and Applied Research Unit, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Tennessee, USA. She has authored more than 102 research article/books. She is Member of the Italian Society of Biochemistry (SIB). Her research interest includes inflammation, angiogenesis, apoptosis, atherosclerosis, cell senescence, vascular biology, endothelial progenitor cells, endothelial dysfunction, sirtuins, natural products, antioxidants, cell cycle, cancer-related biochemical pathways, signal transduction.
) Department of Biochemistry Biophysics and General Pathology University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” Naples Italy
Dr. Belo is assistant professor at Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto. He also performs medical work in hemodialysis clinics. He has nearly 20 years of experience in research, currently being investigator at the Research Unit on Applied Molecular Biosciences (UCIBIO), REQUIMTE, Porto, Portugal. The cradle of his research has spanned several areas mainly related to clinical medicine that have in common the existence of inflammatory and/or oxidative stress in their pathophysiological mechanisms. All these areas were already covered with the allocation of funding for research projects by institutions of recognized merit.
) Department of Biochemistry University of Porto Porto Portugal
Ebru Çetin is currently an Associate Professor in Physiology Department at Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine, Erciyes University. From 2000 to 2005, She worked as Research Assistant of Physiology at
the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ankara University. She received her Ph.D at the University of
Ankara in 2005. She is Member of The Turkish Society of Physiological Science. From 2006 to 2013,
She worked an Assistant Professor of Physiology Deprtment at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Erciyes University. Her research interest includes oxidative stress, antioxidant, ghrelin, cardiovascular
dysfunction, hepatic dysfunction, hematology, immunity, nutritional physiology and food additives.
) Department of Physiology Erciyes University Kayseri Turkey
Dr Tai-an Chiang is a Dean, Director, College of Medicine and Life Science, and Professor of Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology. Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology (CUMT), Tainan County, Taiwan (R.O.C.). He has received PhD in Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University in Kaohsiung Taiwan (R.O.C.) in 1997 He has completed his Master of Science in Kaohsiung Medical Institute (1992), his Bachelor of Medical Technology from Kaohsiung Medical Institute, School of Medical Technology in Taiwan (1986). Dr Chiang’s research is focused on cancer genetics, cancer biostatistics, transcriptional regulation, chemoprevention study via cell and animal models. He is serving as international journal reviewer for a number of reputed journals such as Food and Chemical Toxicology, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, International Journal of Experimental Pathology et al, and has more than 50 publications.
) Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology Chung Hwa College of Medical Technology Tainan Taiwan
P. Ciuffreda is Associate Professor in Biochemistry of Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences “L. Sacco” University of Milan (Italy). She has received Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Board certified in Pharmacology. P. Ciuffreda research interests include synthesis, quantification and NMR characterization of bioactive compounds such as steroids, glycosides, nucleotides, and applications of biocatalysis to the synthesis of compounds of biopharmaceutical interest. Ongoing projects regard both the synthesis and biological characterization of FAAH, MAGL, and NAAA inhibitors, and the quantification in biological matrices of endocannabinoids and N-acylethanolamides. Pierangela Ciuffreda is the author of 115 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and of many communications and at national and international symposia.
) Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche L. Sacco Universita degli Studi di Milano Milan Italy
Alfonso Clemente is a researcher of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and is currently President of the Spanish Legume Association and Scientific Committee Member of the Spanish Society of Probiotics and Prebiotics. Over the last 20 years, his scientific interest has been mainly focused on the nutritional and health beneficial effects of bioactive peptides and oligosaccharides in gut health. He has worked in several relevant institutions of UK, including John Innes Centre, Institute of Food Research and Sainsbury Laboratory. Dr. Clemente has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts.
) Unidad de Nutricion Animal Estacion Experimental del Zaidin Granada Spain
Dr. Timothy Cunningham is Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has conducted research related to cell death, cellular repair, and application of peptide therapeutics for over 40 years, including the discovery and isolation of proteins and peptide fragments that promote cell survival. Dr. Cunningham was a regular member of Neurology B2 Advisory Panel for the National Institutes of Health currently serves as scientific consultant for Promet Therapeutics.
) College of Medicine Drexel University Philadelphia, PA USA
Dr Alka Dwevedi has completed her PhD in 2009 from Banaras Hindu University, India followed by postdoctoral studies from University of Western Ontario, Canada and Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India. She has joined UNESCO-Regional Centre for Biotechnology, India as young investigator in 2011. She is adjunct faculty in various colleges of University of Delhi. She is presently associated with Delhi Technological University. She has published 30 articles in peer review journals. She has published 7 book chapters and 3 books with renowned publishers. Further, she is a life member of Indian Biophysical Society and also a member of American Chemical Society.
) Department of Environmental Sciences University of Delhi New Delhi India
Gabriella Fiorentino is Professor at the Department of Biology of the University of Naples Federico II. Her research interests include the study of the molecular mechanisms of adaptation of microorganisms to harsh conditions and the development of biosensors for environmental monitoring of aromatic and heavy metal compounds. She is member of the Italian Society of Biochemistry and participates in funded projects within the EU.
) Department of Biology University of Naples Federico II Naples Italy
Dr. Gentile is PhD Biochemistry at the Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, Università di Napoli Federico II. His research interests include Dyslipidemias, Lipoproteins and Epidemiological Studies (Progetto Atena, Progetto Diana). He is member of SISA (Italian Society for the Study of Atherosclerosis). He has published 41 full papers.
) Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia Università di Napoli Federico II Naples Italy
Dr. Illana Gozes is a Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, at Tel Aviv University.
Dr Gozes received her PhD from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and was a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Prof. Gozes has published ~300 papers. There are >100 results (encompassing >15 patent families) found in the worldwide database for Gozes as an inventor. Professor Gozes has won the Tel Aviv University Vice President Award for Innovative Research, Olson Prize for the most meritorious original research article in Peptides, the Julodan Prize, the Teva Founders Prize, the Neufeld Research Award, the Humboldt Research Award, and the Landau Prize for Life Achievements.
) Department of Clinical Biochemistry Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Israel
Dr. Gregan obtained PhD in genetics from the University of Vienna and worked as a postdoc at the University of Oxford and the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna. He started his first laboratory at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories in Vienna and since 2013 he works as an associate professor at the Comenius University in Bratislava.
) Department of Genetics Comenius University Bratislava Slovak Republic
Prof. Heese received an MSc in Chemistry (Germany) and a PhD in Biochemistry (Switzerland). From 1998 to 2003, Prof. Heese was the Research Head in the Division of Molecular Neurobiology, Brain Function Research Institute. Prof. Heese worked as an Assistant Professor in Nanyang Technological University from 2004 to 2010. Currently Prof. Heese holds the position of Professor in Hanyang University, Graduate School of Biomedical Science & Engineering. His research interests include Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neuro-Immunology, Aging, and Cancer.
) Graduate School of Biomedical Science & Engineering Hanyang University Seoul S. Korea
Codjo Hountondji is Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University
Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. He received his Master of Science in Enzymology (1978), a
French Doctorate (equivalent to Ph.D.) (1981) and the French State Doctorate (Doctorat d’Etat
Es-Sciences), the highest academic diploma (1985) from University of Orsay. At the University
Pierre et Marie Curie, he has served as Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology (2010-2014). He has been a Visiting Scientist at Penn State University School of
Medecine in Philadelphia. Prof. Hountondji has authored 38 original research publications and
patented one invention.
) Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris France
Dr. Farrukh Jamal is Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad, India. He has several years of teaching and research experience in the area of biochemistry which includes reproductive biochemistry, plant proteins & enzymes in waste water treatment and insect pest management of agriculturally important food crops. Dr. Jamal has several independent projects, participated in several seminars and conferences and published his work in internationally acclaimed books and journals. He has been bestowed with fellowship from CSIR, India.
) Department of Biochemistry Lohia Avadh University Faizabad India
Dr. Andras Kern has received his PhD in Biochemistry and Genetics in the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary. He has extensive research experience in neuropharmacology and new drug target identification and drug development in CNS disorders. His research focuses on studying dopamine signaling in CNS at the level of molecular, cellular and systems neuroscience to understand physiologically important behaviors such as memory and learning, stress-regulation, motivation and feeding behavioral. In particular, he interested in translating his findings to human nervous system diseases related in abnormal dopamine signal transduction. He has coauthored more than 30 scientific papers, abstracts, reviews and books chapter.
) Department of Metabolism and Aging The Scripps Research Institute Jupiter, FL Poland
Hideo Kimura graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1980 and received PhD degree in 1985. He served the National Defense Medical College (1980– 1990), Cancer Institute (1985- 1987), and Salk Institute for Biological Studies (1988-1999) where he discovered hydrogen sulfide (H2S) as a neuromodulator in the brain that he published in 1996. He became Director of the Department of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo in 1999. He made discovery of another potential signaling molecule hydrogen polysulfide (H2Sn) in 2006. For his accomplishment, he received several awards including The Research Front Award from Thomson Reuter.
) Department of Molecular Pharmacology National Institute of Neuroscience Tokyo Japan
V. Kumar Amity Institute of Neuroscience & Neuropsychology Amity University Noida India
Dr. Li concentrated his undergraduate study in Cell and Developmental Biology and majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology for his M.S. study. Then, with a strong interest in chronic diseases, he joined the Nutritional Biochemistry program at Case Western Reserve University for his Ph.D. study with his research focused on cell signaling and gene expression regulated by nutrient factors and Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) stress, which is involved in development of chronic diseases including obesity/type 2 diabetes. Dr. Li’s research interests include involvement of epigenetic modifications and ER stress in development of obesity/type 2 diabetes, cell signaling and gene expression regulated by nutrition factors.
) Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Doisy College of Health Sciences Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO USA
Dr. Aimin Liu is currently Professor and Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas San Antonio, USA. He did B.S. in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China in 1986. Later, he did Ph.D. in Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Arrhenius Laboratories for Natural Sciences, Stockholm University in 1999. Dr. Liu has numerous international scientific publications and honors to his credit.
) Department of Chemistry The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX USA
PAOLO MAGNI received a degree in Medicine and a post-doctoral degree in Endocrinology at the Universita' degli Studi di Pavia (Italy) and a PhD degree in endocrinology and metabolism at the Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Italy). He is professor of pathology at the Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Italy).
His research domains include the molecular pathophysiology of metabolic diseases (obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis) and the nutritional/nutraceutical modulation of cardiometabolic risk, aging and health-related issues. He is conducting both experimental and clinical research. He is the author or co-author of over 85 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals.
) Istituto di Endocrinologia Universita degli Studi di Milano Milan Italy
Dr. Rosa María Martínez-Espinosa (born February 1976) is a Spanish Senior Lecturer who is currently Vice-Dean of Postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Science (University of Alicante, Spain). Other positions she has held at the university include Vice-Dean of the Degree in Biology and Vice-Dean for Mobility and Enterprise, and Engagement, at the Faculty of Science (University of Alicante). Dr. Martínez-Espinosa completed her education at the University of Alicante (B.Sc. - Biology, Ph.D. - Biochemistry). Her research interests mainly involve archaea metabolism, enzymes purification and characterization, gene regulation, carotenoids production, waste water treatments, and brines bioremediation. She, as an author/co-author, has published more than 30 articles in various journals, having over 425 total citations.
) Department of Agrochemistry and Biochemistry University of Alicante Alicante Spain
Laurent Metzinger has completed Pharmaceutical studies and his PhD in Biological Sciences in Strasbourg, France and was a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Oxford (UK) in a leading lab on Duchenne muscular Dystrophy (Pr. Kay Davies). He works on microRNA regulation in INSERM-U1088 in Amiens, which focuses on vascular calcifications related on CKD. He has authored some of the first papers showing a role for microRNAs in CKD and published in reputed journals, including Nature and Cell. He teaches Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology in the Pharmacy School of Amiens.
) Université de Picardie-Jules Verne UMR INSERM U-1088 Amiens France
Dr. Parang is Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Studies and Global Affairs and a Full Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology at Chapman University School of Pharmacy in Irvine, California. He received his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Alberta in 1997, followed by a postdoctoral study in the fields of carbohydrate chemistry and solid-phase organic synthesis in Department of Chemistry. He pursued additional postdoctoral studies at Rockefeller University in New York and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in bioorganic chemistry. He is an author of 170 peer-reviewed publications, 8 patents, and more than 140 meeting abstracts.
) Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI USA
Dr. Pintus is Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the Qatar University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Head of the Laboratory of Cell Signaling and Redox Biology at the University of Sassari, Italy. He received his M.Sc. from the University of Sassari, and his Ph.D. from the University of Bologna. His postdoctoral training includes Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He spent three years at the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, NIA, NIH, Baltimore USA. Dr. Pintus authored more than 75 publications. His research interests include Oxidative stress, Cellular Redox State, Natural Antioxidants, Redox-regulated Signal Transduction and Vascular Biology.
) Department of Laboratory Sciences University of Sharjah Sharjah UAE
Dr. Angela Maria Rizzo is Associated Professor of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy. Her research is devoted to the study of the functions of membrane lipids with particular reference to the microdomains in cell proliferation and signal transduction of cancer cells using biochemical and biophysical techniques. Moreover, her other research fields include: (a) the study of the role of omega-3 fatty acids in human nutrition in healthy subjects and (b) patients suffering from chronic degenerative diseases; the development of Functional Foods containing "Nutraceuticals" with antioxidant activity, Space Biology aimed at studying the effects of gravity and cosmic radiation on living organisms.
) Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences Università degli Studi di Milano Milan Italy
Dr. David E. Stec is Associate Professor of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Stec holds a Ph.D. in Physiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin and did post-doctoral training in Genetics at the University of Iowa. His area of expertise is in the biochemistry and physiology of heme oxygenase and cytochrome P450 enzymes. Dr. Stec’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. Dr. Stec has over 75 publications and is the author of the book “Heme oxygenase and the kidney.
) Department of Physiology & Biophysics University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS USA
Dr. Luca Vanella is Associate Professor of Biochemistry at University of Catania (Italy). Dr. Vanella
holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science and He did his doctoral and post-doctoral training
respectively at the New York Medical College (USA) and at the University of Toledo (USA). His area
of expertise is in the biochemistry of heme oxygenase and arachidonic acid metabolism.
Dr. Vanella’s research mainly focuses on the biochemical mechanism leading to insulin resistance
and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Vanella has over 90 publications and He presently teaches
biochemistry of nutrition at University of Catania.
) Department of Drug Sciences University of Catania Catania Italy
Viktor Nedzvetsky obtained Ph.D. in biochemistry at Dnipropetrovsk University, Ukraine (1990). After postdoctoral training he received degree of Doctor Science at Kyiv National University (2006). Currently he is professor of Biophysics&Biochemistry dept. DNU where coordinates courses on Neurochemistry and Cancer Biochemistry. Since 2015 he is invited professor at Bingol University, Turkey as supervisor of PhD projects on genetic and molecular biology. His research interests are focused on cytoskeleton, astrocytes, cognitive deficits, bioactive compounds as anticancer agents, nanomaterials and neuroprotection. He is the author of over 190 research publications and 8 patents. He joins a journal “Regulatory Mechanisms of Biosystems”.
) Department of Biophysics & Biochemistry Dnipro National University Dnipro Ukraine
Armando Zarrelli graduated in Chemistry at the “Federico II” University of Napoli in 1994. In 1998 he took his Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences and now he is a researcher in organic chemistry at the University of Naples. His current interests range from the study of pharmacological active molecules (including flavolignans derivatives, nucleoside analogues, synthetic oligonucleotides and glycomimetics) to the development of innovative methodologies in organic synthesis, as well as to the study of natural products used in the nutraceutical field.
) Department of Chemical Sciences University of Naples "Federico II" Naples Italy
Arash Zibaee is an assistant professor in department of plant protection, university of Guilan. His main study areas are digestive physiology and immunity of insects by emphasis on regulatory mechanisms to clarify whether they lead to suppressed population outbreaks of insect pests or increased efficacy of natural agents. He has more than 80 peer-reviewed papers in well-known journals. Moreover, he is a regular member of “Entomological Society of America” since 2011 and a member in “Awards and Honors Committee” for international Branch.
) Department of Plant Protection University of Guilan Rasht Iran
Dr. Atwood is a faculty member in the UW Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and a Health Science Specialist in the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Madison VA Hospital. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Western Australia. The current focus of research in his laboratory relates to basic and clinical investigations into developing strategies to restore hormonal balance so as to halt the aging process. He has published over 200 scientific articles, is an inventor on eight issued U.S. patents, has served on numerous review boards, and is an editor of more than 50 scientific journals.
) Madison School of Medicine and Public Health University of Wincosin Madison, WI USA
Oxana V. Galzitskaya is head of the Bioinformatics group at the Institute of Protein Research Russian Academy of Sciences. She graduated from the Moscow Physical-Technical Institute, Ph.D. in Biophysics (Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Pushchino, 1996), Doctor of Science (Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Pushchino, 2006). She is the author of 180 peer-reviewed publications. Area of expertise include protein physics, theoretical and experimental investigations of protein folding (investigation of protein folding and misfolding, prediction of protein disorder and structure prediction, prediction of amyloidogenic regions and folding rates), molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, search for factors triggering induction of amyloidosis in Alzheimer’s disease.
) Institute of Protein Research Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow Russia
Philip Harris is a full professor of School of Biological Sciences at University of Auckland. He received his Ph.D. University of Cambridge in 1971. Current research and clinical interests are in the composition, architecture, biosynthesis and degradation of plant cell walls in relation to dietary fiber in animal and human nutrition, cell wall evolution, especially of monocotyledons and wood quality. This research involves the use of microscopy as well as chemical and biochemical techniques. He has 125 articles in well reputed journals, 31 books, book chapters and edited books, 7 conference proceedings and 2 Patents published in his name.
) School of Biological Sciences The University of Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Dr. Kotwal is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School. Dr. Kotwal received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He received his post doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health and he was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Louisville when he took up the chair of Medical Virology at the University of Cape Town and was the recipient of the Senior International Wellcome Trust Fellowship for biomedical Sciences in South Africa. Dr. Kotwal has authored more than 100 pubmed listed manuscripts and is an inventor on many patents.
) Division of Medical Virology University of Cape Town Cape Town S. Africa
Dr. Annalisa Pastore obtained her Dottorato di Ricerca degree (equivalent to a Ph.D.) from the Laboratory of Spectroscopy, University of Naples, Italy, in 1986. Dr. Pastore is currently a Full Professor of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at King's College London, UK. She was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at University of Oxford, UK (from 1986 to 1987). Her skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Structural Biology, Biophysics, Proteins, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine, etc. Dr. Pastore, as an author/co-author, has published more than 275 articles in various journals, having a very significant number of total citations, i.e. over 10,650.
) Department of Clinical Neurosciences King's College London London UK
Dr. Alessandro Pini completed his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Molecular Biology Department, University of Siena, Italy. He is currently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Biotechnology at the University of Siena. He is an author/co-author of dozens of scientific articles published in newspapers of biochemistry, biotechnology, oncology and microbiology, more than 90 communications at national and international conferences, and inventor of 9 international patents. He is the author of a textbook adopted for the teaching of Recombinant Antibodies in the Biotechnology Course at the University of Siena. He is founder and president of the biotech company SetLance srl.
) Dipartimento di Biologia Molecolare Universita degli Studi di Siena Siena Italy
Dr. Olivier Renaudet completed his Ph.D. in Bioorganic chemistry from the University of Grenoble, France, in 2002. He is currently a Full Professor of Bioorganic chemistry at the University of Grenoble. Previously, he has been an Assistant Professor at University of Grenoble, and a Junior Member at the University Institute of France. His group is interested in Carbohydrate chemistry, peptide chemistry, chemical ligations, synthetic vaccines, and carbohydrate-protein interactions. Dr. Renaudet has published more than 90 papers in key international journals, including 9 book chapters, amounting to over 2,235 citations.
) Département de Chimie Moléculaire University Joseph Fourier Grenoble The Netherlands
Dr. Murat Şentürk is currently working in the Department of Chemistry at Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Turkey. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Chromatography, Synthesis, Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Enzymes, Natural Product Chemistry, Enzyme Activity, Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Enzymology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Inhibition Studies, Carbonic Anhydrases, etc. Dr. Şentürk, as an author/co-author, has published more than 70 articles in various journals, having over 1,860 total citations.
) Department of Chemistry Ağrı Ibrahim Cecen University Ağrı Turkey
Dr. Robert Clinton Webb is currently a Chairperson and Regents’ Professor in the Department of Physiology at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA. In addition, he is a Herbert Kupperman Chairperson of Cardiovascular Disease at Medical College of Georgia. His works mainly cover the following: the physiology of vascular smooth muscle; penile and clitoral erection in sexual dysfunction; cellular and subcellular mechanisms of contraction and relaxation of vascular smooth muscle; adrenergic neurotransmission in blood vessels; and, intercellular communication between vascular smooth muscle cells. Dr. Webb, as an author/co-author, has published more than 450 articles in various journals, having a very significant number of total citations, i.e. over 12,335.
) Department of Physiology Medical College of Georgia Augusta, GA USA
Dr. Tar-Choon AW has specialist certifications in Internal Medicine from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Royal College of Physicians UK. In addition, he is certified in Pathology (Chemical Pathology) by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Currently, he is Director (Chemical Pathology) at Changi General Hospital Singapore and Clinical Senior Lecturer (Medicine) at NUS. He has published widely, delivered lectures in 25 countries, and received several distinguished awards for his contribution over the years.
) Changi General Hospital Department of Laboratory Medicine Singapore City Singapore
Dr. Ikechukwu Anthony Achilonu obtained his Doctorate degree (in 2008) in Biochemistry from University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Presently, Dr. Achilonu is employed as NRF/DST SARChI Researcher in the Protein Structure-Function Research Unit (School of Molecular and Cell Biology) at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology. Dr. Achilonu has published more than 20 manuscripts in various journals of international repute.
) School of Molecular and Cell Biology University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa
Dr. OS Adeyemi has obtained B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry specializing in Medicinal Biochemistry, Toxicology and Neglected Tropical Diseases. He is a life scientist with several teaching and research experience in the university system. He is also an erudite scholar and a passionate academic mentor who accords significance to impacting lives through teaching, research and community service. He has published books, chapters in books as well as several research articles. He also reviews for and serves on the editorial board of several academic journals.
) Department of Biological Sciences Landmark University Kwara State Nigeria
F. Cariati Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology CEINGE, Federico II University of Naples Naples Italy
Dr. Delitala is currently joining the Internal Medicine Unit at Azienda-Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Sassari as attending physician. His research focuses on the effect of subclinical thyroid diseases and their effect on the cardiovascular system. Other area of interest is autoimmune diabetes, in particular latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, and factors associated with insulin dependence.
) Department of Internal Medicine Universitaria di Sassari Sassari Italy
Dr. Adam de Lecq Le Gresley is an Associate Professor at School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, SEC Faculty, Kingston University. His professional qualifications include BSc (Honours) Chemistry from University of Surrey, Guildford and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University of Surrey, Guildford. Dr. Gresley has numerous publications and honors to his credit.
) School of Pharmacy Kingston University London UK
E. ÖZTETİK Department of Biology Eskisehir Technical University Eskisehir Turkey
Dr. Abhinav Shrivastava is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Gwalior, India. He has around 14 years of experience in academics and 08 years in research (Including his PhD). His Publications includes 08 research and review articles in high impact factor journals and one chapter in book published by Springer.
) Department of Biotechnology Cancer Hospital and Research Institute Gwalior India
L. Agnello Faculty of Medicine University of Palermo Palermo Italy
Dr. Sibtain Ahmed is an experienced scientist with over ten years of experience in the fields of biopharmaceuticals, biologics, drug discovery, vaccines, fermentation and diagnostics. He has Authored 27 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in high-impact publications. He has also presented posters and given oral talks in scientific meetings (presented data to clients and customers, experience in grant writing, proposal submission and marketing).
Arindam Basu obtained Ph.D. (Signal Transduction and Gene Expression) in 2006. Dr. Basu is currently serving as an Assistant Professor Penn State University, Brandywine Campus. Dr. Basu received Keystone Symposia Scholarship in 2008, and Best Poster award at the X FAOBMB Conference, Bangalore in 2003. Dr. Basu served as a course instructor for Biochemistry for 1st year veterinary students at University of Pennsylvania in 2014. He has contributed more than 10 publications.
) Department of Biology Penn State University Media, PA USA
Dr. Yuqi Cui, M.D., Ph.D., is currently one of the Young Faculty Members at the American Heart Association. He started his research in 2009 in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Since 2014, Dr. Cui’s main research focus is towards the effects of air pollution on BMSCs and EPCs. At present, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri, USA. Dr. Cui, as an author/co-author, has published more than 20 articles in various journals.
) Center for Precision Medicine University of Missouri Columbia, MO USA
Dr. Ko Chun Hay did B.Sc (Second-Up Class Honor) in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Chinese Medicine from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002 and 2006 respectively. Currently, he is working (a) as a Scientific Officer in Institute of Chinese Medicine, Science Centre East, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin (b) as an Associate Manager in State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China (c) as Scientific Manager, State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China.
) Institute of Chinese Medicine The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin Hong Kong
Dr. Mostafa Omran is currently an Associate professor of Biochemistry at the Chemistry department, Faculty of science, Helwan university and Coordinator of Molecular biotechnology program, Faculty of science, Helwan university. His research interest are Diagnosis of infectious diseases (HCV, Schistosoma, tuberculosis, H. pylori), Diagnosis of cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, bladder cancer and breast cancer) and Staging of liver fibrosis using direct and indirect liver fibrosis markers.
) Chemistry Department Helwan University Cairo Egypt
Prof. Jihan Seid Hussein is a Professor in Medical Biochemistry Department, Medical Research Division, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt. She is a Member of several international scientific societies, and was awarded a scientific encouragement prize in Biotechnology of the National Research Centre in 2011. She holds a Scientific Excellence Award for the research outputs of National Research Center for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
She has contributed in more than sixty international papers and fourteen international books. She is a Supervisor of many Master, PhD and MD theses, and is also a P.I. and member of many scientific projects. Furthermore, she is a Member in many international scientific societies, a Reviewer in more than twenty international journals, and has high experience in HPLC, Medicinal plant and induction of chronic diseases.
) Medical Biochemistry department National Research Center Ghiza Egypt
Dr. Kemal Türker Ulutaş earned his M.D. degree from Istanbul University (2007). He gained experience as Research Doctor in Andrology Laboratory of Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, USA. He is board-certified in Clinical Laboratory Leadership and Management by AACC, USA. His research area is centered on developing and integrating innovative medical diagnostic laboratory approaches to metabolic diseases. He has published novel original articles in high impact international journals. Currently, he is the director of Antakya State Hospital's Clinical Laboratories and Associate Administrator of the Hospital. He is owner and editor-in-chief of The ULUTAS Medical Journal.