George Perry is a neuroscientist recognized in the field of Alzheimer's disease research particularly for his work in oxidative stress. Dr. Perry has studied at many universities and holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a PhD in Marine Biology from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at San Diego. He is distinguished as one of the top Alzheimer’s disease researchers by Expertscape with over 1000 publications, more than 70,000 citations (H=132), one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in Neuroscience & Behavior and one of the top 25 scientists in free radical research. Dr. Perry is a Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology and is an active participant in many other scientific associations. He is an elected member of the Academies of Sciences of Mexico, Portugal, and Spain. In addition, Perry is an Editor of numerous scientific journals.
) Department Of Biology University of Texas at San Antonio TX USA
Dr. Rudy J. Castellani is a professor of pathology, and director of the Center for Neuropathology at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine. He was formerly a tenured professor of pathology and director of neuropathology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine between 2005 and 2016. Dr. Castellani has published extensively on the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of central nervous system disease, with over 250 peer reviewed publications, reviews, and book chapters, most notably on neurodegenerative diseases and the chronic effects of neurotrauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. He has received over to 11, 000 citations in the literature, with an H factor of 60.
) School of Medicine University of Maryland Baltimore, MD USA
Prof. Dr. R.B. Maccioni is currently a Professor of Neurology at the University of Chile Medical School, Professor of Molecular & Cellular Neurosciences at the Faculty of Sciences, Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurosciences and Director of the International Center for Biomedicine (ICC). A scientist known for his major contributions to cell biology of neuronal cells and the study of Alzheimer´s disease
He has been ranked among the top 3 scientists in Chile with the highest impact of citations and h-factor, and among world´s leading scientists in Alzheimers research.
He has a record of about 160 publications in ISI and other indexed journals, and several scientific books, and is ranked among the 5 most productive scientists in Chile.
) Faculty of Sciences University of Chile Santiago Chile
Dr. Capasso is currently an associate Professor in University of Salerno. Prof. Capasso from 1977 at today is a tutor of several graduation and Ph.D thesis. She is the member of Italian Society of Pharmacology, Italian Society of Neurosciences and International Narcotics Research Conference group. The research of Prof. Capasso are documented by about 500 publications (including articles in extensor, chapters of books and congress International Communications). Prof.Capasso is the winner of young Participant Award (1992-1995), ECNP Fellowship Award (1996), EOC Bursary (1997) etc
) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Salerno Salerno Italy
Dr. Giuseppe Biagini is professor of physiology at the Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in Modena, Italy. His current research is on epilepsy and neuroinflammation with a special focus on neuroprotection and recovery from damage. Dr. Biagini extensively investigated animal models of status epilepticus and mechanisms of epileptogenesis. This activity contributed to define the role of neurosteroids in the pathophysiology of epilepsy and, more recently, in patients affected by status epilepticus. His overall activity is illustrated in more than 130 published peer reviewer papers and book chapters.
) Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neuroscience Science University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Studies Modena Italy
Dr. Pietro Caliandro received his Medical degree at Catholic University of Rome in 2000, in 2008 PhD in Neurosience at Catholic University of Rome. Since 2004 he is involved in teaching activity at the Faculty of Medicine of Catholic University of Rome and in 2011 at Ferrara University. Since 2013 Member of the Board of the Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis (SIAMOC). He is a reviewer of different International Scientific Journals and Author of more than 100 scientific papers published in International Journals with Impact Factor. His research focussed on stroke, brain plasticity, epi-aortic echo color-doppler, transcranial doppler, clinical movement analysis
) Department of Geriatrics Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Rome Italy
Prof. Wilhelm Erwin Eisner is resident at the neurosurgical Department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Klinikum Großhadern, Germany. Since 2014 Vice-President of the German Neuromodulation Society. He is a lecturer of the german society for research of pain. steering committee member for the „Spheramine-Study“ (pigmented human retinal cell implantation in the human post commissural striatum in humans suffering from parkinsonian disease in USA and Europe), he is Instructor, lecturer, training center in Medtronic YNTP - Young Neurosurgeon Trainings Programm. Since 2014 he is Vice-President of the German Neuromodulation Society. He has 46 publications and having H index 21
) University Clinic for Neurosurgery Medical University of Innsbruck Innsbruck Austria
He is medical doctor, graduated from the National University of Colombia and he did his PhD in biomedical sciences at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He has authored 54 publications in international scientific journals and books (cumulative impact factor of 150.724, h index: 14). He is Associate professor at the School of Medicine of the Universidad Antonio Nariño (Bogotá, Colombia), being the current leader of the Biomedical Sciences Research Group, Director of the Neuropsychiatric Genetics Laboratory and Director of the PhD Program in Health Sciences.
) School of Medicine Universidad Antonio Nariño Bogotá Colombia
G. Grau is a Professor of Vascular Immunology, Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Bosch Institute, University of Sydney. His research interests are mmunopathology of microvascular lesions, particularly of cerebral and pulmonary complications of infectious and auto-immune diseases, especially in cerebral malaria, septic shock and multiple sclerosis. Analysis of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the interactions between microvascular endothelial cells and cells of the immune system. Experience in various in vivo and in vitro experimental systems as well as in clinical studies. More recently, focus on the neurovascular lesion of murine and human cerebral malaria, using co-culture model systems involving brain endothelium, P. falciparum infected erythrocytes, as well as circulating cells, particularly platelets and monocytes. He has published 292 articles and having h-index 71.
) Faculty of Medicine University of Sydney Sydney Australia
Jinhui Wang is a research fellow of Center for Cognition and Brain Disorders, Hangzhou Normal University, China. Dr. Wang received his MS in computer application technology (2009) and PhD. in cognitive neuroscience (2012) from Beijing Normal University. Dr. Wang’s research mainly focuses on graph-based brain network studies using multimodal neuroimaging techniques; including how to construct structural and functional brain networks optimally and reliably, how to fuse multimodal brain networks, and how the brain networks reorganize in neuropsychiatric illnesses of Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and depression. Dr. Wang won the Ziskind-Somerfeld Research Award from “The Society of Biological Psychiatry” in 2014.
) Center for Cognition and Brain Disorder Hangzhou Normal University Hangzhou China
Lambros Messinis, PhD is a clinician and researcher specializing in Neuropsychology, Cognitive Rehabilitation and Behavioural Medicine, in the departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, at the University Hospital of Patras in Greece, employed in the Greek National Health System since 2003. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at various Universities as an adjunct Professor. He has also published over 75 peer reviewed referred journal articles, in high – ranking medical and neuroscience (International and Greek Journals). He is the author of several original clinical manuals and books (in Greek) and has edited the Greek translation of 10 scientific books on psychopathology, neuropsychology and cognitive neurorehabilitation. He serves as a peer-reviewer on a number of prestigious international neuropsychology and medical journals. He has also organized a number of educational and academic activities on a national and international level, including conferences, seminars, and workshops, related to neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation. His research has been awarded with several grants and has also been recognized through conference presentation awards.
Emer. Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine at Aristotle University/Thessaloniki/Greece, Director of the 3rd Pediatric Department at Ippokraton Hospital Thessaloniki. Retired in 2010, and has since been active at a private clinic. From 2005 to 2009 developed and improved the health system in all area from northern Greece. Established the Society of Pediatric Neurology in Greece, President for many years. Editor of “Paediatric Neurology” and Cerebral Palsy in English/German .
) Division of Paediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Greece
Senthilkumar Rajagopal is an Assistant Professor Department of Biotechnology, Rayalaseema University, Kurnool, AP, India. His research interests are Physiology Molecular biology , Electrophysiology biochemistry. He was Post-doctoral Fellow in Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA in 2013, Post-doctoral Research Associate Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA in 2010. Post-doctoral Research Associate in Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA 2009. He has 27 publications with 186 total citations and having H index 8
) Department of Biotechnology Rayalaseema University Kurnool, AP India
Dr. Sandeep Kumar Singh is a Research Scholar Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science Banaras Hindu University. He worked as Senior Research Fellow at National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM) on a Network Project entitled ‖Application of Microorganisms in Agriculture and Allied Sectors (AMAAS)‖, sub theme-―Microbial Diversity‖ with main emphasis on ―Diversity analysis of thermophilic fungi I completed a small project on ―Study of cellular and genotoxicity of chromium in Drosophila melanogaster‖. The focus of this project was to evaluate the molecular and cellular effects of chromium using Drosophila as an alternate animal model.
) Indian Science Education and Technology Foundation Lucknow India
Andrew Tsin is Professor of Biochemistry and Physiology and Associate Vice President for Health Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Dr. Tsin serves as associate dean of research in the UTSA College of Sciences, director of UTSA's major National Institutes of Health programs, and as Director of the UTSA Center for Research and Training in the Sciences (CRTS). Dr. Tsin has received numerous awards for excellence in mentoring, research, and teaching and he has published 57 peer-reviewed publications co-authored by students from underrepresented groups.
) Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX USA
Dr. Marco Weiergräber Specialist in Physiology, Director and Professor Principal Investigator, Group leader Neuropsychopharmacology Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM)) Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger Allee 3 53175 Bonn, Germany. His research intersts are brain rhythmicity / dysrhythmicity in Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and epilepsy, time-frequency analysis, source analysis, circadian frequency rhythmicity, seizure analysis, Ion channel (VGCC, VGSC, potassium channels) physiology, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, morphological studies, behavioural studies, and cognition testing. He has 54 publications with 909 total citations and having H index 18
) Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM)) Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger Bonn Germany
Dr. Li Cai’s research focus is on the regulatory mechanisms of gene expression in neural stem cells during normal development and neurological diseases. He, along with the people involved, are using integrative experimental and computational approaches to identify and characterize the genetic regulatory elements, e.g. enhancers and promoters, and their interacting protein factors that are involved in the gene regulation in neural stem cells. A thorough understanding of these mechanisms will provide the knowledge of neural stem cell differentiation into various neural cells as a source for tissue damage repair after injury or for potential treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
) Department of Biomedical Engineering Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ USA
Dr. Dretsch is an active-duty officer and research psychologist in the US Army. His research includes assessing the impact of combat-related neurologic and psychiatric conditions, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder, on brain functioning and structure in order to improve screening, diagnostics, and outcome assessments. In addition, his work is also aimed at exploring predictive factors associated with vulnerability to TBI and relevant psychopathologies. Dr. Dretsch incorporates a multimodal assessment approach using comprehensive batteries of neuropsychological, self-report, proteomic and lipidomic, genetic, and neuroimaging measures to better understand the pathophysiologic underpinnings of clinical presentation and identify potential biomarkers.
) Human Dimension Division (HDD) Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) Fort Eustis, VA USA
Prof. Patrizia Ferretti studied at Pisa University and the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan, Italy, prior to moving to the Max-Planck-Institute, Goettingen, Germany, and then to London, UK, initially as a postdoc and then as a group leader. She has a long-standing interest in mechanisms governing tissue regeneration within the context of normal and abnormal development of the central nervous system and craniofacial structures. She has made a sustained and internationally recognized contribution to the regeneration field. Current focus is on plasticity and differentiation potential of human stem cells, mechanisms modulating it, and development of new approaches to repair damaged or diseased human tissues.
) Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Section UCL Institute of Child Health London UK
Dr G Friocourt is a researcher at INSERM in the Unit of Genetics, Functional Genomics and Biotechnology in Brest University in France. Her research is on intellectual disabilities of genetic origin, and more particularly on genes involved in neuronal migration. She has, in the last years, focused on the study of the effect of mutations in the ARX (Aristaless related homeobox) gene, which is important for the development of GABAergic neurons. The aim is to understand using mouse and cellular models how these mutations can result in a wide spectrum of neurological phenotypes.
) Department of Genetics, Functional Genomics and Biotechnology INSERM Brest University Brest France
Dr. Eva Maria Jimenez Mateos is Research Fellow, Department of Physiology & Medical Physics, RCSI (Dublin, Ireland). She completed her PhD in Biology (Neurobiology) by the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Her research interests are Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology , Neuroscience , Medicine , Immunology and Microbiology. In 2012 she received the Publication Award (From Neuroscience Ireland, for outstanding scientific paper by an Ireland-based neuroscientist. She is the author of 46 publications and having the h index 20.
) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Dublin Ireland
Prof Messina Giovanni is Senior Researcher of Physiology and Human Nutrition at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine - University of Foggia. He received PhD in Food and Health with honors at the Second University of Naples, Italy. His research interests are Nervous control of body temperature, Correlations between thermogenesis and feeding behavior, Cortical and hypothalamic control of vegetative functions, Autonomic responses to stimulation with orexin A in various conditions, including those by neuroleptic drugs, Control of nociceptive transmission, Variations of metabolic and vegetative parameters in physiological and pathological conditions, Variations of Heat Rate Variability in physiological and pathological conditions. He has 80 publications and having H index 15
) Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Foggia Foggia Italy
Shreesh Ojha is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at College of Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi. His research interests are focused on drug discovery using small molecules (phytochemicals particularly phytocannabinoids) in animal models of human diseases based on organ specific toxicities. Study are specifically focused on therapeutic targeting of oxidative/nitrosative stress, cell death (necrosis and apoptosis) and immune-inflammatory signaling in cardiometabolic and neurodegenerative diseases. He has 90 publications and having H index 12
) Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics University Animal Research Facility College of Medicine & Health Sciences UAE University Al-Ain UAE
Marina Quartu received her MA in Biological Sciences and her Ph.D. in Morphological Sciences (curriculum in Neurocytology and Neuroanatomy) from the University of Cagliari, Italy. She attended part of her Ph.D. course in London (UK) as a visiting student at the Laboratory of Neuroanatomy, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospital, under the supervision of Prof. J.V. Priestley. She went on to Postdoctoral Studies in Italy, and then she won the national competition for her first academic Position at the University of Cagliari, School of Pharmacy in 1999. She is presently Associate Professor of Human Anatomy for the School of Biology and of Medicine and Surgery. Over the course of her career, her research has focused on the neurochemical anatomy of neuronal systems, in several areas of the central and peripheral nervous system, of man and rat. Her attention is mainly paid to: (a) the localization of various types of molecules involved in the interneuronal communication and in the trophism and plasticity of nervous cells, (b) the study of age-related changes in their expression during different stages of ontogenesis, and (c) the analysis of species-specific differences between man and rat, the neurochemical characterization of neuroprotective and neurorestorative molecules in animal models of neuropathology.
) Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche Laboratorio di Neurocitologia e Neuroanatomia Università di Cagliari Cagliari Italy
Pediatric neurologist Mustafa Abdalla M. Salih was born in Sudan. He eared MBBS degree in 1974, an MPCH degree in 1980, a Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in 1982. He serves as Professor of Pediatrics and Consultant Pediatric Neurologist at the College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has published 213 scientific articles one supplement in the Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases and two supplements in the Saudi Medical Journal. He also authored two chapters in the textbook, Genetic Disorders Among Arab Populations one chapter in the textbook, Diseases of DNA Repair (2010) and seven chapters on pediatric neurology in the Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics (2012).
) College of Medicine King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Stefano Tamburin was born in 1971. He received his MD at the University of Ferrara, Italy in 1996. In 1997, he started his residency in Neurology at the University of Verona, Italy, where he was introduced to the fields of clinical neurophysiology, pain physiology and movement disorders. He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience in Verona in 2005. Today he is Associate Professor in Neurology at the University of Verona. His major research interests include neuropathic pain, peripheral nervous system, movement disorders and neurorehabilitation. He is very glad to have the chance to complement his research activities with caring for patients in the Neurology Section of the local University Hospital.
) Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine & Movement Sciences University of Verona Verona Italy
Dr. Anju Vasudevan is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Angiogenesis & Brain Development Laboratory and Associate Neuroscientist at McLean Hospital. Dr. Vasudevan received her PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Cologne, Germany and completed postdoctoral studies in the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vasudevan has received the NARSAD Young and Independent Investigator Awards and several NIH awards to pursue her research. Dr. Vasudevan’s research focuses primarily on elucidating fundamental mechanisms regulating brain development and the underlying causes for dysfunction that leads to neurological and psychiatric conditions.
) McLean Hospital Harvard Medical School Belmont, MA USA
Dr. Mohd Normani Zakaria is currently the Chairman and Assistant Professor of Audiology and Speech Pathology Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He obtained a degree in Master of Clinical Audiology from The University of Western Australia in 2003 and PhD in 2007 from the same University. He teaches in various aspects of audiology and otology for undergraduate and postgraduate students. His research focus is on neurotology, electrophysiology, central auditory disorders, vestibular and tinnitus studies. He has been awarded more than 15 research grants and has authored and co-authored over 50 journal and proceeding publications.
) Audiology and Speech Pathology Programme School of Health Sciences Universiti Sains Penang Malaysia