Victor-Manuel Castano-Meneses holds BSc, MSc and PhD in Physics from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, where he is a Full-Professor at the Centro de Fisica Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada. He spent 2 years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at IBM´s Yorktown Heights Research Center and has authored and co-authored over 600 peer-reviewer papers in international journals. Prof. Castano is one of the most cited latinamerican scientists in his field and has advised over 60 PhD thesis and numerous BSc and MSc disertations. He also holds more than 20 patents and has been able to effectively transfer nanotechnology knowledge from the lab to the industry.
) Center of Applied Physics and Advanced Technology National Autonomous University of Mexico Juriquilla Campus Queretaro México
Dr. Eliana B. Souto is an Assistant Professor with Habilitation degree in Pharmaceutical Technology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Coimbra (UC, Portugal). Dr. Souto graduated in pharmaceutical sciences in 2000 from the same university. In 2002, she obtained a post-graduated master's degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal. In 2005, she was awarded with the doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Technology, Biopharmaceutics and Nanotechnology from the Institute of Pharmacy, Free University of Berlin (Germany). Since 2004, Dr. Souto has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals with international referee, edited 4 books and contributed with more than 40 book chapters.
) Department of Pharmaceutical Technology University of Coimbra Coimbra Portugal
Dr. Farhat Afrin received Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India. She served Department of Biotechnology, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India for 16 years. She also worked at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA and Centre for Immunology and Infection, University of York, UK. She is a recipient of several honors including American Association of Immunologists Young Faculty Travel Grant, Commonwealth Academic Staff fellowship. Her research interest is microbial immunology with emphasis on nanotherapeutics. She has published over 55 papers in Journals of International repute and is an Associate Editor, Editorial Board member of several Journals and Editor of few books.
) Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Taibah University Madinah Saudi Arabia
Dr. Arcovito Alessandro did his bachelors of Science in Physics from University of Rome "La Sapienza" Italy, with full merit in 1997. He also did his PhD. in Biophysics from the Department of Biochemical Sciences "A. Rossi Fanelli", University of Rome "La Sapienza" Italy in 2002. Since 2006, he is teaching Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Medicine Faculty of the Catholic University of Sacred Heart. He is also member of the Ph.D. board of Biophysics of the Medicine Faculty. Dr. Alessandro is author of 57 peer-reviewed papers as well as many conference proceedings with a global IF of 243, 21 (IF average 4, 26) and H-index of 17.
) Istituto di Biochimica e Biochimica Clinica Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Roma Italy
Dr. Chong Cheng is an AvH postdoc researcher in Freie Universität Berlin. He obtained his BS degree in Biomedical Engineering, Sichuan University. Then, he pursued his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Prof. Changsheng Zhao. From 2013, he had been doing research works at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with Prof. Nicholas A. Kotov as Joint-Training Ph.D. student. After finishing his Ph.D studies, he joined the group of Prof. Dr. Rainer Haag postdoctoral researcher. His publication includes over 70 papers on designing carbon nanomaterial based architectures for tissue regeneration, stem-cell therapy, and biological electrodes.
) Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry Free University of Berlin Berlin Germany
Dr. Pirouz M Daftarian is a cellular and molecular immuno-oncologist/ volcanologist, with 20 years of experience. He has authored more than 50 research papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and is an invited speaker to many vaccine and IO conferences. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Daftarian is currently working as an Application Manager in MBL International leading a team of scientists to develop modern research tools and biomarkers for the development of immunetherapeutics and vaccines.
Dr. Jayvadan Patel is a Professor of Pharmaceutics and Principal, Nootan Pharmacy College and Dean (Faculty of Pharmacy), Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat, India. He has more than 21 years of academic and research experience, has published more than 225 research and review papers in international and national Journals, and has presented more than 150 research papers at various international and national conferences as author and co-author. Dr. Patel has presented 28 research papers at various international conferences (overseas). Dr. Patel is an author of 29 books or book chapters. Dr. Patel has guided 35 PhD; 92 M Pharm students for dissertation work. He has completed 12 industry and government sponsored research projects.
) Faculty of Pharmacy Sankalchand Patel University Visnagar India
Dr. Rajendran V, FUSI, FASI, FInstP, is Director, Research & Development, K.S.R. Educational of Institutions and center for Nano science and Technology (CNST), K.S. Rangasamy college of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India. He has been pivotal in developing the state of the art center for Nanoscience and Technology Research, KSRCT to be at par with international standards, in coordination with the science and technology faculty. He has the privilege of obtaining his Ph.D. degree in Ultrasonics from Annamalai University, and has been a visiting professor to many Indian, as well as foreign universities.
) KS Rangasamy College of Technology Centre for Nano Science and Technology Namakkal India
Dr. Yasmin Sultana, currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. She has completed his PhD degree by Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi in October 2002. She has been awarded UGC Research Award 2016-18 for the project entitled ‘Intranasal delivery of anticancer drug – a novel approach for brain tumour targeting.” She has more than 100 publications in different SCI Journals. Her main research interests include Drug Dependency and Addiction, Emerging trends in biocontrol of plant diseases and Enhancer based Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems.
) Department of Pharmaceutics Hamdard University New Delhi India
A. Gulzar Department of Material Science Harbin Engineering University Harbin China
R. Wahab Department of Zoology King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Dr. Yung-Chih Kuo is a professor at National Chung Cheng University. His research interests are focused on biomaterials, nanomedicine, tissue engineering, blood–brain barrier, cancer therapy, nerve regeneration, spinal cord injury and stroke treatment, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease therapy. He has authored over 140 SCI journal papers. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and an honor member of Phi Tau Phi Society. He won Prof. Yen-Ping Shih Paper Award in 2017, Best Paper Award in 2016, Prof. Tsai-Teh Lai Award in 2015, Special and Talented Scholar Award in 2013-7 and Outstanding Research Award in 2013.
) Department of Chemical Engineering National Chung Cheng University Chia-Yi Taiwan
Shakeel Ahmed is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Chemistry, Government Degree College Mendhar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He worked as National Postdoctoral Fellow at Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi), New Delhi and alumni of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has published several research publications in area of green nanomaterials and biopolymers for various applications including biomedical, packaging, sensors, and water treatment. He is a member of American Chemical Society (ACS), USA, member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), UK , member of international association of advanced materials (IAAM), Sweden and life member of Asian Polymer Association and Society of Materials Chemistry (India). He is the active reviewer and member of editorial board of many reputed journals. He has published many books with publishers of international repute. His area of interest is green nanomaterials; advanced green materials; polymer nanocomposites; biocomposites for sustainable packaging and biomedical applications. He work has been cited more than 1700 times.
) Department of Chemistry Government Degree College Mendhar Mendhar Jammu and Kashmir
Claudia Carbone is Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the Department of Drug Sciences, University of Catania, where she teaches Pharmaceutical Technology and Galenic Laboratory in the Course of Pharmacy. She graduated in Pharmacy in 2004 and got her PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology at University of Palermo in 2009. In 2017 (March-July), she was visiting professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Coimbra (Portugal), where she worked in collaboration with Prof. Eliana Souto. Her research focus on advanced drug delivery systems to overcome biological barriers (skin, eye, brain). She is interested in natural products and coating strategies. She is involved in the ophthalmic delivery research of the Research Centre for Ocular Nanotechnology in Catania (NANO-i). She has authored 40 papers and 4 book chapters. Her h-index is 14, number of citations 549 (Scopus, updated 20.11.2017).
) Department of Drug Sciences University of Catania Catania Italy
Professor Maoquan Chu was born in Anhui Province in China. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology in 2001. He then did his postdoctoral work in School of Life Science and Technology in Shanghai Jiaotong University, where he delved into biomaterials and nanotechnology. In 2004, he attended the School of Life Science and Technology at Tongji University. In 2007, he won the China Education Ministry’s “New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Plan”. In 2008, he was hired as a Professor. He is now a principal investigator at the School of Life Science and Technology, Tongji University and also at the Research Center for Translational Medicine, Shanghai East Hospital in China. His main area of research is in nanobiomedicine, with a current focus on cancer imaging and therapy using nanobiomaterials. His research work has been published in many important journals such as Small, Biomaterials, Nanotoxicology, Theranostics, Nanoscale, Carbon, etc.
) School of Life Science and Technology Tongji University Shanghai China
Dr. Susan Anne Joyce has obtained Ph.D. in Host Microbe Interactions from Maynooth University Ireland. Dr. Anne is currently serving as College Lecturer and Funded PI at School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork. Dr. Anne has contributed more than 40 publications, having citation around 2500 in various publications. Dr. Anne’s subject areas are Medicine Immunology and Microbiology Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology Agricultural and Biological Sciences Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics Chemistry Multidisciplinary.
) School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology University College Cork Cork Ireland
Dr. Ramesh Raliya did B.Sc. in Biology and Chemistry, J. N. Vyas University, Jodhpur in 2006 and M.Sc. in Biotechnology, J. N. Vyas University, Jodhpur in 2008. Later he obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, India in 2012. Currently, he is Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering , Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
) Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO USA
Dr. Majid Soltani has obtained PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada in 2013. He is presently serving at Johns Hopkins University at the Department of Radiology. He has been recognized with awards and honors such as Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies, IEEE NSS-MIC Scholarship, visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories program, Gold Medal of Research Excellency, and Winner of the oral presentation prize in 2011. He has valuably contributed 51 publications, having citations around 592. His subject areas are Medicine Engineering Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology Energy Mathematics Physics and Astronomy Materials Science Chemistry Computer Science Agricultural and Biological Sciences.
) Department of Radiology Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD USA
Ali Yadollahpour received his PhD in Medical Physics from Tarbiat Modares University, Terhan, Iran in 2013. Currently, he is the head of the Bioelectromagnetic Clinic in Imam Khomeini Hospital Ahvaz, Iran, affiliated to Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS), Ahvaz, Iran. He is also the faculty member of Medical Physics department, School of Medicine in AJUMS. His research interests are Theranostic nanoparticles, targeted drug delivery, experimental and quantitative neuroscience, brain stimulation, and neuromodulation, using physical modalities and nanoscale agents in medical theranostics."
) Department of Medical Physics Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences Ahvaz Iran
K. Kohli Department of Pharmaceutics Jamia Hamdard New Delhi India
Dr. Jianmin Qin is Professor in the third hospital (in affiliation to Second Military Medical University). He has over 20 years of experience in the research, discovery and business development of medications aimed to treat the hepatocellular carcinoma. Dr. Jianmin Qin holds a Ph.D. and M.D. degree in Hepatobiliary Surgery from institute of liver cancer (affiliated to Second Military Medical University). Notably, Dr. Jianmin Qin has authored more than 120 manuscripts, 6 patents, and co-edited "Targeted drug therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma". Dr. Jianmin Qin is also an adjunct faculty member in Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
) Department of general surgery The Second Military Medical University Shanghai, Indiana China
Dr. Tarek completed his undergraduate studies from Faculty of pharmacy, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. He then joined the department of pharmaceutics and industrial pharmacy in 2003 (as demonstrator) and completed his masters within four years. Dr. Tarek earned his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M health science center (TX, USA). Since 2015, he is an Associate Professor at Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, KAU, Jeddah, KSA. Dr. Tarek has numerous international publications in the pharmaceutical scientific research journals to his credit.
) Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy King Abdulaziz University Jeddah KSA
Dr Shanker Kalakotla has completed D. Pharmacy from SBTET, B. Pharmacy from Kakatiya University, M. Pharmacy from JNT University Hyderabad and PhD from JNT University Hyderabad, India. He was a Senior Research Fellowship awardee from SERB-DST and Professional PG scholarship awardee from UGC-Delhi. He has published more than 23 research papers in international peer reviewed reputed journals with more than 100 citations. Currently he is working in GlaxoSmithKline GSK-Healthcare as a Scientist in R&D Innovation. He received travel grant from Central Government for paper presentations in foreign countries. He has a given oral invited talks on Herbal nano medicine for various pharmacological activities in various international platforms like Singapore, Malaysia etc., He is an editorial member and scientific reviewer for more than 7 international journals.
) Centre For Pharmaceutical Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad India
Dr. M Aamir Mirza is working as a Scientist at New Zealand Fulvic Ltd (New Zealand), where he is head of the Product development R&D Centre. Previously, he worked in globally reputed pharmaceutical companies and has experiences in commercial development of NCE (New Chemical Entity), NDA (New Drug Application), nanotechnology based differentiated and consumer healthcare products. There are several research/review manuscripts to his credit. He has also filed a patent for a preclinical device. Dr. Mirza is also associated with few universities as a research supervisor. He has been an honorary speaker in scientific conferences in different European and Asian counties. There are also a few national and international awards to his credits.
Dr. Vishal Vijay Pande is working as a Professor and HOD in Pharmaceutics (PG) at SRES’
Sanjivani College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kopargaon. He has 15 years of
teaching and 1.2 years of industrial experience and published more than 100 Research papers in
National and International peer reviewed journals respectively. Also he has published 3
Textbooks on Pharmaceutical Engineering and filed 5 Indian patents. At present he is working
as DSIR-SIRO Research and Development Laboratory In charge of Sanjivani Rural Education
Society. He is approved PG and Ph.D guide of University of Pune in India and he has guided
more than 52 M.Pharm and 2 Ph.D students for their Research work. As per his contribution to
the recent research, he has H-Index: 12, i10 Index: 12, Research Gate Score: 23.36 and Citations:
) Department of Pharmaceutics Sanjivani College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Ahmadnagar India
Dr. Khushwant Yadav has earned Ph.D. in Pharmacy from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and postdoctoral studies form Oklahoma Univeristy (OUHSC), USA. He is presently Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics at SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed to be University, Mumbai. With an experience of over 15 years in Industrial/ Academic research was associated as Research Scientist in Claris Lifesciences, Ahmedabad and Alembic Ltd., Vadodara. He has done collaborative research with National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), ICMR Lab, Mumbai; Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), DRDO Lab, Delhi. Dr. Yadav has completed projects with AICTE-RPS and is currently doing collaborative project with industries like ACG worldwide/Scitech. His publications have been listed in Hottest Articles by Elsevier, Most-Read Article by Parenteral Drug Association, USA, Most Viewed.
) Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School Of Pharmacy & Technology Management SVKM NMIMS Mumbai India
K. Ghosal Dr. B C Roy College of Pharmacy and AHS Durgapur India
Dr. Yusuf Kemal Demir is a Research Associate in Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He is currently conducting research on development and physicochemical characterization of drug delivery systems. He received his MPhil degree (Drug Delivery and Biomaterials) from The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK. He has received national and international awards/scholarship/fellowship during his MPhil, PhD and postdoctoral studies. He is co-author of a research paper that has received American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award (2013).
) Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery University of North Carolina Chapel Hills, NC USA
Dr. Swatantra k. S. Kushwaha is currently an Associate Professor at Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He did M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics) from Vinayaka Missions University, Salem, Tamilnadu, India in 2006. He did Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics) from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, UP, India in 2017. Dr. Kushwaha has numerous awards/honors and internationally recognized scientific publications to his credit.
) Department of Pharmacy PSIT-Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology Kanpur India
Dr. Vinod Mokale completed his Master’s degree from University of Pune, India and Ph.D. from NMU, India. He is a UGC-DR DSK PDF and DST-SERB NPDF Government of India Awardee. He has more than 10 years of teaching experience, 12 years of research experience, and 04 years of administrative experience. He organized 06 national conferences, 02 STTP/1QIP/2FDP/03LS as coordinator. He has published 45 research papers having 625 citations. He filed 05 Indian Patents and published 05 book chapters in Elsevier and Macmillan Publication. He has been awarded by Carrier Award for Young Teacher by AICTE, Government of India. He is on the editorial board of various journals and has completed major research projects of UGC, TEQIP-II MHRD, AICTE and DRDO, etc.
) Department of Nanotechnology Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad India
Dr. Kiran K. Sai obtained M.S Organic Chemistry from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He further got Ph.D. in the same field from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. He is presently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiology Wake Forest School of Medicine Medical Center and he is also an Associate Director of Translational Imaging Program at the same institute. His research interest is in Organic Synthesis, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Clinical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and cancer Imaging.
) Department of Radiology Medical Center Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC USA
S. Gandhi Biosensor Division DBT-National Institute of Animal Biotechnology Hyderabad India