The Open Medicinal Chemistry Journal

ISSN: 1874-1045 ― Volume 15, 2021

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Ernest A. Adeghate (Biography
Ernest A. Adeghate

Dr. Ernest A. Adeghate is presently associated with United Arab Emirates University (Department of Human Anatomy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences), Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. His major subject areas are Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutics, Neuroscience, Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Immunology, Microbiology, etc. Dr. Adeghate has contributed more than 200 publications, having over 3,225 total citations.


Department of Anatomy
College of Medicine & Health Sciences
UAE University
Al Ain
United Arab Emirates
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Rosa Amoroso (Biography
Rosa Amoroso

Prof. Rosa Amoroso completed the degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology and the PhD in Organic Chemistry at University of Bologna. Nowadays she is Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at University of Chieti, Italy. The scientific interests of Prof. Rosa Amoroso are mainly directed towards medicinal chemistry and the research topics are compunds active on Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) and Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS).


Department of Pharmacy
University of Chieti

Hakan Arslan (Biography
Hakan Arslan

Hakan Arslan is an Professor of chemistry at Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey. He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry (1993) from Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, an M.S. degree in chemistry (1995) from Erciyes University, and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry (1998) from Nigde University. Professor Arslan did his first postdoctoral research at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga, USA, and his second postdoctoral research at the Department of Natural Sciences, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC, USA. In addition, he has authored and coauthored more than 110+ technical papers in peer-reviewed journals. Arslan also made about 80+ presentations at various major national and international conferences. He is editor of European Journal of Chemistry. Moreover, he is also an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Chemistry (HINDAWI), International Journal of Spectroscopy (HINDAWI), Heliyon (ELSEVIER), Rasayan Journal of Chemistry, E-Journal of New World Sciences Academy and Karbala International Journal of Modern Science. He also acts as a Referee for major international and national journals. His research interests include synthesis and characterization of redox active ligands, novel thiourea derivative compounds and N-heterocyclic carbene derivative ligands and their metal complexes, thermal behavior and decomposition kinetic studies, single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction studies, theoretical molecular spectroscopy, and vibrational spectroscopy.


Mersin University
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Science

Simone Brogi (Biography
Simone Brogi

Simone Brogi got his “Laurea” in Biological Sciences in 2005. During his Master training, he started the studies in the field of molecular modelling. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2010. Dr Brogi is a research fellow at the Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy at University of Siena, Italy. Dr Brogi is the head of Molecular Modeling Unit in the research group directed by Prof. Giuseppe Campiani. The scientific production of Dr Brogi consists of over 60 papers published on international peer-reviewed journals, one patent and one book chapter (full list of publications: Dr Brogi acts as reviewer for over 30 scientific journals and he is Associate Editor/Editorial Board member for several scientific journals.


Department of Pharmacy
University of Napoli Federico II

Stella M. Cascioferro (Biography
Stella M. Cascioferro

Dr. Stella Cascioferro graduated with an honors degree in pharmacy in 1999; she became a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Palermo in 2004. The same year, she joined the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford. Her research interests include the design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of heterocyclic compounds as antitumoral and antinfective agents. Currently she is working in the Department STEBICEF (University of Palermo, Italy). Dr. Stella Cascioferro is the author of 40 scientific papers published in the peer reviewed international journals and she also reviewed several journals in the field of medicinal chemistry.


Department of Biological Sciences and Technologies Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals Section of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies
University of Palermo

Sarel F. Malan (Biography
Sarel F. Malan

Sarel Malan obtained a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, M.Sc. and B.Pharm. from the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa. He is Professor and Director of the School of Pharmacy at the University of the Western Cape and is an Honorary Life Member of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa. He has published more than 75 scientific papers and has authored or co-authored various papers and columns in professional journals, and conference contributions.


Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
School of Pharmacy
University of the Western Cape
South Africa

Praveen Sharma (Biography
Praveen Sharma

Dr. Praveen Kumar Sharma has received his PhD in Chemistry from Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, India. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Indonesian Journal of Chemistry, Journal of Science Education. He has served as Scientific Board of Civil & Environmental Engineers board member for International Institute of Engineers etc. He has authored 22 research articles of international repute. He is a Life member of Indian Science Congress Association of India.


Department of Chemistry
Lovely Professional University

Antonio Vassallo (Biography
Antonio Vassallo

Antonio Vassallo obtained his master degree with laude on Pharmacy in 2002. November 2005 he obtained his Specialization in Hospital Pharmacy with laude. 2010 he obtained his Ph.D. discussing a doctoral thesis “Identification of new potential inhibitors of Hsp90, a promising target in cancer therapy”. He spent in 2006 and 2009 a traineeship of seven months at the Molecular Oncology Laboratory of Sigma-Tau (Rome). Since 2010, Assistant Professor at the University of Basilicata. Research objectives: The main field of research deals with studies of biologically active compounds isolated from food and medicinal plants and their drug delivery systems.


Department of Science
University of Basilicata

Gregory Kouraklis (Biography
Gregory Kouraklis

Dr. Gregory P. Kouraklis is currently affiliated with University of Athens (Second Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, School of Medicine), Athens, Greece. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Biochemistry, Immunochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Cell Biology, Cancer Research, Evolutionary Biology, etc. Dr. Kouraklis, as an author/co-author, has published more than 275 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 4,460.


Second Department of Propedeutic Surgery
University of Athens
School of Medicine

Alessandra Ammazzalorso (Biography
Alessandra Ammazzalorso

Dr. Alessandra Ammazzalorso obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Chieti (Italy) in 2001. Since 2004 she is Assistant Professor at Pharmacy Department of University of Chieti. Her research interests include the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel small molecules, mainly compounds targeting Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors, aromatase and nitric oxide synthase.


Department of Pharmacy
University “G.d’Annunzio”

Gildas Bertho (Biography
Gildas Bertho

Dr. Bertho, Ph.D, is engineer of the French National Center of Research. He works in an interdisciplinary environment at Paris Descartes University, one of the main parisian medical university. Dr. Bertho was pioneering in France since 1993 in the field of ligand-based interaction studies by NMR in collaboration with several private companies and developed an automatic analysis of docking data (

Dr. Bertho manages the human health project 'MetaboParis-Sante' identified in the French metabolomic network (RFMF). He is working to promote NMR in a clinical setting for the first time in France and to create the national center of reference in metabolomics by NMR.


Laboratoire de Chimie et Biochimie Pharmacologiques et Toxicologiques
Universite Paris Descartes

Francesco P. Busardò (Biography
Francesco P. Busardò

Dr. Francesco Paolo Busardò obtained his Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Palermo (Italy); winning the Prize for the Best Thesis. He did his MSc in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and a PhD in Forensic Science from “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy). He currently works as forensic toxicologist in “Sapienza” University of Rome. He focused most of his research on γ-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) pharmacology, toxicology and analytical aspects, publishing more than 20 papers in this field. He is author of about 90 papers with I.F., with a total I.F. higher than 250 and h-index of 10.


Dep. of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences , Unit of Forensic Toxicology (UoFT), Sapienza
University of Rome

Laurent Désaubry (Biography
Laurent Désaubry

Dr. Laurent Désaubry was promoted CNRS research director (corresponds to full professor) in 2014, and also became professor at Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), China, in 2015. He has published 70 articles and 7 patents. His current main research interests concern the development of prohibitin ligands, non-peptide prokineticin receptor 1 agonists and new synthetic methodologies in organic synthesis (website:


Laboratory of Innovation Therapeutics Pharmacological faculty
CNRS University of Strasbourg

A. Serretti (Biography
A. Serretti

Alessandro Serretti MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Bologna University, Italy. Coordinator of a research unit active in clinical and genetic studies of major psychoses.

Author of more than 500 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, one textbook of psychiatry and over 600 presentations at meetings. H-Index of 77.Reviewer or member of the editorial board for 170 journals and funding agencies.


Department of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Science
University of Bologna
Institute of Psychiatry

Dianqing Sun (Biography
Dianqing Sun

Dr. Dianqing Sun is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo. Before joining UH-Hilo, he was a Research Associate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Sun received his Ph.D. from the University of Memphis, Organic Chemistry, and received his postdoctoral training in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Tennessee. His Research is focused on the discovery and development of novel small molecule and natural product-inspired antibacterial, anticancer, and cancer chemopreventive agents, using classical organic synthesis and high-throughput chemistry approach, followed by traditional medicinal chemistry optimization of emerging lead compounds.


Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
University of Hawai'i at Hilo
Hilo, HI

Pal Perjesi (Biography
Pal Perjesi

Dr. Pal Perjesi, Ph.D., is currently affiliated with University of Pécs (Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Pécs, Hungary. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Cancer Biology, Chromatography, Apoptosis, Antioxidant Activity, Fluorescence, Antioxidants, Phytochemicals, Organic Chemistry, Reactive Oxygen Species, Oxidation, Free Radicals, Pharmacy, Oxidative Stress Biomarkers, etc. Dr. Perjesi, as an author/co-author, has published more than 85 articles in various journals, having over 1,245 total citations.


Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Pécs

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Ebrahim Abbasi-Oshaghi (Biography
Ebrahim Abbasi-Oshaghi

Dr. Ebrahim Abbasi Oshaghi is currently a Faculty Member at Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran. Since 2015, he is also working as a Supervisor of research laboratory of biochemistry, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran. He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran in the year 2015. Dr. Oshaghi has numerous honors, awards and scientific publications to his credit.


Research Laboratory of Biochemistry
Hamadan University of Medical Sciences

Osama M. Ahmed (Biography
Osama M. Ahmed

Dr. Osama M. Ahmed was granted Ph.D. (in 2000) in Physiology from Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed is a professor of physiology at Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University and Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Nahda University, Beni-Suef, Egypt. His research interests are as follows: stem cell research, diabetes mellitus, maternal hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism effects on fetuses and offspring, obesity, carcinogenesis, drug-induced toxicity, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperoxaluria, hyperhomocysteinemia, and assessment of medicinal plant and their constituents as well as novel synthetic organic compounds as protective, preventive and therapeutic remedies. He has authored/co-authored more than 90 publications, and has also written two book chapters.


Zoology Department
Beni-Suef University

Saroj Kumar (Biography
Saroj Kumar

Dr. Saroj Kumar currently is an assistant professor in the Department of Biophysics, AIIMS, New Delhi. In 10 years of his research career, he has published 36 research items, in which 30 high impact international research articles. He is a corresponding author in 11 and the first author in 15 of these articles. Since PhD, he has received his own funding, including the establishment grant from the Swedish-European fund. Dr. Kumar studied biomedicine during bachelor, where he learned how to make samples for light microscopy and studied the toxic effects of substances on human and other organisms. During his PhD and postdoc, he learned biophysics, molecular biology and got expertise in ligand/drug binding to protein and IR spectroscopy and imaging. Later, he joined as a research associate at a synchrotron research facility in Canada, to work on Ischemic stroke, multiple sclerosis (neurodegenerative disease) and breast cancer. Here he learned to understand the new technique as well as how to process and evaluate physiology and changes. Later, he joined the Uppsala University to work on Pain biomarker (brain response). Out of his 30 international articles: eight in health science; bio imaging, three in method development and eighteen are in ligand binding. Thus, he is a trained biophysicist with a strong background in biochemistry and record of high impact publication. His experience covers several main aspects of the project, i.e. health science, method development, IR spectroscopy &imaging and data analysis. He is a reviewer of several renowned journals, including, PNAS.


Department of Biophysics
New Delhi

Rajesh K. Singh (Biography
Rajesh K. Singh

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Singh received his Bachelor (2003) and Master degree (2005) in Pharmacy from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He completed his PhD (2008-2013) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, and is in teaching profession since 2003. Dr. Singh’s major area of research interests include drug-design, polymer-drug conjugates, CNS active therapeutic agents and green chemistry approaches for chemical synthesis. He has to his credit more than 40 Research Papers, 46 Conference Abstracts, 1 Book and 6 Best Paper Awards. He is currently Editorial Board Member of 04 International Journals, has reviewed more than 40 International papers and got 6 research grants funded by government agencies.


Pharmaceutical Chemistry Division
Shivalik College of Pharmacy Punjab Technical University (Jalandhar) Nangal Rupnagar

Nafees Ahmed (Biography
Nafees Ahmed

Dr. Nafees has joined MONASH University Malaysia (MUM) in September 2012. He obtained M.S. (Pharm) and PhD in Natural Products chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, India. He worked on total synthesis of natural products, synthesis of new chemical analogues for discovery of new anti-HIV agents based on natural products templates. Before joining MUM as lecturer, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Penang. His current areas are computational based rational design of new drug candidates for HIV-1, dengue and other therapeutics.


School of Pharmacy
Monash University- Malaysia Campus
Petaling Jaya

Sahar Awadallah M. Hussein (Biography
Sahar Awadallah M. Hussein

Dr. S.A.M. Hussein completed her B.Sc. Chemistry in 1982. She further got Master degree in 1991. Her PhD focuses on isolation of the phenolic from Plants. She has a very vast professional background. She was the head of NMR department at King Saud University in 2002 and she also received professor degree in 2004. She was the editor of the Egyptian journal of Chemistry. She has contributed 50 publications, having citations around 1,231.


Phytochemistry and Plant Systematic Department
National Research Center

Sumit Kumar (Biography
Sumit Kumar

Dr. Sumit Kumar received his Bachelor of Science (2010) and Master of Science (2012) in Organic Chemistry from MDU Rohtak. He completed his PhD (2016) in Synthetic Organic/Medicinal Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Nowadays he is Assistant Professor of Chemistry in Central University of Haryana, India. His research interests lie within the area of synthetic organic methodology, organic synthesis & catalysis, novel reactions, development of new catalytic reactions of broad synthetic utility, synthesis of molecules of pharmaceutical and biological significance, green protocols in organic synthesis. He has 14 research papers, 2 Editorial Articles, 1 opinion article and 1 Book Chapter (accepted) to his credit. He is corresponding author in 10, first author in 1 and sole author in 4 articles. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of 1 National Journal and Editorial Board Member of 4 international journals. He is a reviewer of several international journals also.


Department of Chemistry
Central University of Haryana
Mahendergarh, HR

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