- Distinguished Prof. Emeritus Theodor Otto DienerUniversity of Maryland, USADistinguished Prof. Emeritus Theodor Otto DienerUniversity of Maryland, USAProf. Theodor Otto Diener (born February 28, 1921) is the Swiss-American plant pathologist who, in 1971, discovered that the causative agent of the potato spindle tuber disease is not a virus, but a novel agent, which consists solely of a short strand of single-stranded RNA without a protein capsid, eighty times smaller than the smallest viruses. He proposed to name it and similar agents to be discovered viroids. Viroids displace viruses as the smallest infectious agents known. Diener was born in Zürich, Switzerland. He attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, from which he graduated with a Dr.sc.nat.ETH degree in 1946. After graduation, he worked as a research assistant at the Swiss Federal Experiment Station for Viticulture and Horticulture at Wädenswil, where he discovered on leaves of a cherry tree the first occurrence in more than 100 years of a rust fungus (Puccinia cerasi), a fungus which is common south of the Alps, but is rarely seen in the north. In 1949, he emigrated to the United States, where, after a brief tenure at the Rhode Island State College, he accepted a position as Assistant Plant Pathologist at Washington State University's outlying Irrigation Experiment Station in Prosser, where he showed that an unusual amino acid, pipecolic acid, accumulates only in peach leaves bearing symptoms of Western-X-Disease and that injection of the amino acid into healthy peach seedlings resulted in abnormalities which strikingly resembled disease symptoms, thus indicating that pipecolic acid is intimately associated with the disease's molecular pathogenesis. In 1959, Diener joined the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service Pioneering Laboratory for Plant Virology at the Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, where he pursued the cause of the potato spindle tuber disease. This led to the unexpected discovery of the causative agent, a small RNA molecule, eighty times smaller than the smallest known viruses, for which he proposed the term viroid. Later, viroids were characterized as single stranded covalently closed circular RNA molecules occurring as highly base-paired rod-like structures. Viroids, together with viroid-like satellite RNAs have been officially endorsed by the International Committee for Virus Taxonomy (ICTV) as a novel order of subviral agents, which, in its 2014 publication, encompassed 2 families, 8 genera and 32 species. In 1989, Diener hypothesized that the unique properties of viroids make them more plausible candidates as "living relics" of a hypothetical, pre-cellular RNA World than are Introns or other RNAs then considered as such. In 2016, Diener reevaluated his hypothesis, with the result that both reviewers agreed that Diener's hypothesis was still valid, but that alternative hypotheses positing a more recent origin of viroids from cellular RNAs needed also to be considered.
- Prof. Richard FeinmanSUNY Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, USARichard Feinman is a Professor of biochemistry and medical researcher at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, better known as SUNY Downstate Medical Center who studies nutrition and metabolism. His current area of research is the area of diet composition and energy balance. He is generally credited for doing the first serious scientific research on the Atkins Diet. He has published articles on application of thermodynamics to nutrition. His articles explain why the common idea that "a calorie is a calorie" is not correct. His argument in brief: the first law of thermodynamics (conservation of energy) is a bookkeeping law, that it does not say how energy input is divided between weight gain, work done, heat generation or storage of energy in different biomolecules. The second law is a dissipation law. It says that all (real) processes are inefficient. Feinman explained how diets of different composition vary in efficiency, in particular, how carbohydrate-restricted diets can lead to reduced efficiency. Whereas the effect is not always seen, the argument is that there is no reason to doubt published reports where it does occur. He is a director of the Metabolism Society. Research Interest: His original area of research was in protein chemistry and enzyme mechanism. His current interest Nutrition and Metabolism, specifically in the area of diet composition and energy balance.
- Prof. Mashashi EmotoGunma University, JapanHe is now a Professor of Gunma University Graduate School of Health Sciences in Japan. He got the professorship in 1993 and his main research theme is NKT cells. Before coming back to Japan, he has worked at Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology as a higher ranking senior scientist with Prof. Dr. Stefan H. E. Kaufman, who was a president of International Union of Immunological societies, and published many articles in prestigious journals with high impact factor. He has concentrated on identification of new natural ligand(s) for invariant NKT cells and nowadays he has succeeded to determine their chemical structures. Thus, he is a leading scientist in the field of NKT cells. Concerning to Bacteriology, he is an expert in the field of intracellular bacterial infection in particular Listeria and Salmonella as well as Mycobacteria. Research Interest: NKT cell, NK cell, Liver Immunology, Intestinal Intraepithelial Lymphocyte, Instracellular Bacteria, Listeria, Salmonella, Mycobacteria
- Prof. Alfio FerlitoUdine University, ItalyAlfio Ferlito is Director of the Department of Surgical Sciences, Professor and Chairman of the ENT Clinic at the University of Udine School of Medicine. He graduated in medicine at the University of Bologna. After two years at the University of Trieste, he worked at the ENT Department of Padua University from 1970 to 1997. He has collaborated in writing articles, editorials, commentaries, letters to the editor, special issues, book chapters and books with 323 international experts. He has edited a three-volume book entitled Cancer of the Larynx (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1985) and three other books entitled Neoplasms of the Larynx (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1993), Surgical Pathology of Laryngeal Neoplasms (Chapman and Hall, London, 1996) and Diseases of the Larynx (Arnold, London, 2000), and co-authored two books entitled Granulomas and Neoplasms of the Larynx (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1988) and Surgery for Cancer of the Larynx and Related Structures together with Dr. Carl E. Silver (Saunders, Philadelphia, 1996). He is editor with Dr. Marvin P. Fried of The Larynx (Plural Publishing). He has been the author or co-author of 383 refereed publications in 46 medical journals and 48 chapters in various books. Research Interest: Head and neck surgery, oncology and cancer research.
- Prof. Jong In KimWonkwang University, South KoreaJong In Kim, Ph.D., is a chairman at Institute for Longevity Sciences, and a professor in the Division of Social Welfare & Public Health Administration at Wonkwang University. He holds a Ph.D. at Seoul National University, South Korea. He is President of the Korean Society of Health and Welfare in 2015. He has been elected Dean of the College of Social Science and has been a Dean of the Graduate School of Health at WonKwang University. He has been also Chairman of the Korea Society of Dean Graduate School of Public Health. He has been a consulting member of The Presidential Commission on Policy Planning. He has extensive research experience as a Visiting professor at Harvard University, University of Auckland, University of Tokyo and Australian National University. Research interest: Professor Kim’s research interests include health economics, costs of ageing, and longevity factors of centenarians.
- Prof. Yury RazvodovskyInternational Academy of Sobriety, BelarusDr. Yury Razvodovsky has worked as associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a senior research scientist in the Central Scientific Laboratory at the Grodno State Medical University (Belarus). He has published more than 800 papers in English and Russian language peer-reviewed journals and 30 monographs focusing on the epidemiology of suicides and alcohol/drug-related problems in transitional society. He is a founding member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM), presiding member of the International Academy of Sobriety (IAS), national representative for Belarus of World Suicidology Net and is an active member of National Association of Psychiatrists. Research interest: Epidemiology of suicides and alcohol/drug-related problems in transitional society.
- Prof. Paulo Renato Zuquim AntasInstituto Oswaldo Cruz, BrazilDr. Paulo Antas is a Professor of Biology and an Associate Researcher. He completed both MSc and PhD at FIOCRUZ, Brazil, He is also working as Editorial Board member and Reviewer for scientific journals. His wrote Book chapters and e books. In the last 5 years, he has been working in a group that develops research on the field of clinical immune response of vaccinations against human Tuberculosis (TB), especially for cellular immunology area. Most of his scientific time is currently dedicated to study several aspects of immune response in TB, such as the involvement of inflammatory cytokines, and T cells on immune response to mycobacterium as a whole. As a result, he has accumulated significant data and thus experience in this field. He spent time working in projects related to cytokine detection in patients with prior extra pulmonary TB, comparing them to those responses among persons with either pulmonary or latent infection. Therefore, accumulated data have shown defects in resting cytokine production, and have noted lower CD4 counts in HIV-seronegative patients. Primarily, these results provide evidence of defects in innate immune responses and the group published a paper raising the hypothesis of possible genetic predisposition to these immunologic defects. This work in genetics has provided him with yet another laboratory skill set that has been complementing the skills he has gained in TB immunology thus far. In addition, he has been working on innate immune response against TB in individuals naturally exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis at FIOCRUZ since 2007. Research interest: BCG vaccine (in vitro models); Human Tuberculosis (cell-mediated immune response). Hyalohyphomycosis (mice model). Co-infections (in vitro models).
- Prof. Yusuf TutarCumhuriyet University, TurkeyDr. Yusuf TUTAR is the Head of Biochemistry Division and the Head of Basic Sciences Department at Faculty of Pharmacy, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas Turkey. Dr. Tutar is also the Head of Biomedical Engineering Program at the same university. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at Oregon State University and Texas Tech University respectively. He pursued his postdoctoral study at National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDDK), USA. Research Interest: His research focuses on Biochemistry, Biophysics, Genetics, and Molecular Biology with specialization in the fields of protein structure-function, protein folding, prion, microrna, pseudogenes, molecular cancer, proteomics, genomics, protein expression and characterization by spectroscopic and calorimetric methods.
- Prof. Abdullah AlabdulgaderResearch Center in the Ministry of Health, Saudi ArabiaProf. Abdullah AlabdulgaderResearch Center in the Ministry of Health, Saudi ArabiaCurrently, he is the general director of Research Center in the Ministry of Health. Dr. Abdullah Alabdulgader is the Founder and Former Executive Director of Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Al-Ahsa which is the major Cardiac Tertiary Center in the Eastern part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Regional Cardiac referral for all cardiac-related diseases for all age groups. This center was found because of our efforts funded by the late Prince Sultan Abdulaziz and was able to establish a Research Administration within the center, with very strong link to KACST which is the national research fund agency in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition he is also the Founder and the Chief of the Research Team for International Project for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, G.C.C. Countries and in the Republic of Yemen. He has managed several projects/studies/researches in the past, not to mention the ongoing ones and with the more ambitious projects in the coming years which are directed to the benefits of the humanity. Currently, they are starting 2 major projects under the strategic planning of KACST which passed the American Agency for Advancements of Science (AAAS) evaluation with outstanding results. We are aiming very seriously to find therapeutic alternatives for degenerative diseases including cancer and atherosclerosis as well as discover genetic and environmental causes of Congenital Heart Diseases. Last but not least they are part of international group looking with eye of wisdom ,deep in the research of Bioelectric and frequency therapies which they believe is the future to treat chronic diseases including heart diseases.
- Prof. Vedat GoralIstanbul University School of Medicine, TurkeyDr. Vedat Goral had born at Diyarbakır city. He had graduated medical school at Diyarbakir University. He is currently the Head of Department of Gastroenterology, at Istanbul University School of Medicine. Previous to this, he was working at the Dicle University from 1987 to 2012. His specific teaching and research interests are in the areas of Gastroenterology (endoscopy, gastrointestinal diseases, liver diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases and ERCP). He has a international project about amoebiasis study at 1992-1993 years. He has also published many refereed articles in journals covered by SCI, and contributed some to Turkish books written in Turkish. Also, he has many abstracts at national and international congress. He studied nearly 2 years (Monbusho Scholarship) at Department of Gastroenterology, Chiba University School of Medicine, Japan, 2 months at Department of Gastroenterology, Giessen University, Germany and at Department of Gastroenterology, Chelsea&Westminister Hospital, London University, England. He speaks English and Japanese languages. Professor Goral completed his PhD degree Dicle University, Turkey in 1986; he has studied between 1990-1991 years at Chiba University, School of Medicine Department of Gastroenterology, Japan, and 1992 years Giessen University School of Medicine Department of Gastroenterology, Germany and at 1998 years Chealsea&Westminster Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology, England.
Research interests.: H. pylori, Endoscopy, GI tract and pancreatic cancer, ERCP.
- Prof. Krešimir PavelićUniversity of Rijeka, CroatiaKrešimir Pavelić (1952) medical doctor, professor of molecular biology, Head, Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka, former director and establisher of Division of Molecular Medicine, Ruder Bošković Institute, Secretary General of European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), EMBO member, member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and many others international scientific organisations, former vice-president of European Molecular Biology Conference, EMBC, Delegate of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in European Science Foundation, President of the National Scientific Council, Republic of Croatia, member of the parliamentarian committee for national scientific awards, expert for molecular medicine of the Trans radical party in the European Parliament. Krešimir Pavelić is ex officio member of the EMBO Council and member of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. He has published 280 scientific papers in world top scientific journals and several invited review papers and chapters in prestigious journals and book published by American and European publishers. His major contribution in the field of biology of transformed cell is as follows: 1. discovery of phenomena of tumour growth-self incitement and autocrine tumour growth by insulin-like growth factors. Both mechanisms are important in the physiology as well as in patophysiology of cell growth; 2. Introduction of somatostatin into antitumor therapy (together with Dr. S. Vuk-Pavlovic); 3. Introduction of ion exchangers (zeolites) in human and animal medicine. Beside these discoveries, Pavelic and his colleagues made significant contribution in cancer genetics, design of new anticancer drugs and new methodological approaches in cancer research and human genetics. Together with his English colleagues they discovered a new gene at chromosome 21, narrowing of the region of allelic loss in 21q11’21 in squamous non-small cell lung carcinoma. They cloned a novel ubiquitin-specific protease gene from the deleted segment. The rest of his work deals with the role of the oncogenes and tumour-suppressor genes in cancer. He significantly contributed to the understanding of biology of the transformed cell.
- Prof. G. RajarajanVidhya Mandhir Institute of Technology, IndiaResearch Interest: Growth and Characterization of Nonlinear Optical (NLO) Crystals by Slow Evaporation and Slow Cooling Techniques. Deposition and Characterization of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC’s) and Magnetic Thin Film Materials by Electro Deposition, Chemical Bath Deposition and Spin Coating Techniques. Synthesize and Characterization of Low Temperature Ferrites. The Chemoreception Studies by Acoustic Relaxation and Volumetric The Fire Retardant Solutions for Textile Industry.
- Prof. Christian AgyareKwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, GhanaProf. Christian AgyareKwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, GhanaPROF. DR. CHRISTIAN AGYARE Prof. Agyare obtained his doctorate from University of Muenster, Germany and an alumnus of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) and Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degrees from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He has been a post-doctoral fellow at University of California San Francisco, California and the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Boston, USA. He was appointed a Lecturer at KNUST in 2003 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and to Associate Professor in 2016. He has more than 57 publications in peer-review journals, 50 articles published in conference proceedings and has co-authored five (5) book chapters. He is a reviewer for more 50 peer-review journals and an editorial member of 9 international journals. Prof Agyare is currently the Head of Quality Assurance and Planning Unit of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and also a Member of the Executive Committee and Academic Board of the same University. He is an External examiner at Department of Pharmacy and Complementary Medicine, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. He is also an external assessor of Banasthali University/Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India. He is a member of Board of Directors of Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research. He is a Pharmacist and Immediate past Chairman of Academic, Social and Research Pharmacists’ Association and a Executive member of Standing Executive Committee (SEC) and National Governing Board of Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH). He is the Head of External Relations Directorate of the Society (PSGH). He is a member of Global Young Academy (GYA) and Membership Selection Committee of GYA since 2012. He is also a foundation member of Ghana Young Academy (GhYA). Research Interest: He research areas are search for antimicrobial, wound healing and anti-inflammatory agents from medicinal plants and natural products. He also researches on antibiotic resistance in animals and humans.
- Prof. Chung-Yi ChenFooyin University, TaiwanPresident Chen obtained PhD in 1999 at Kaohsiung Medical University. Currently teaches in Fooyin University, as most young is also the most senior professors and deans. The past 20 years, he has his scientific interests focused on life-threatening diseases, including traditional Chinese medicine used for cancer research. Analysis in recent year’s major active ingredients such as ginger, pepper and cinnamon used in gastrointestinal cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, and other topics. President Chen specializes in isolation, purification and structural analysis of active components of plants. President Chen directed against active constituents of oral cancer, liver cancer, and rectal cancer. President Chen was just over 45 years old, but his work has more than 210 papers, Taiwan one of the young talents. Professor Chen was invited more than 100 kinds of Journal editorial boards. Professor Chen won numerous awards at home and abroad, from 2015, was awarded the lifetime achievement award; from 2016 was awarded the health care & biotechnology merit award. Research interest: Pharmacognosy, Natural Products, Chinese Medicine, Natural Product Research
- Retired Prof. Mario CiampoliniUniversità di Firenze, ItalyProf. Mario Ciampolini has two Children from Vanna Pastacaldi: Iacopo, orthopedic surgeon, director of a hospital in Sommerset (UK) and Lorenzo, PhD in electronic engineering, currently in the management of ST Microelectronics (Grenoble, FR). He made humanistic studies during the first 7 years after graduation and wrote two Italian books: Human differences and a study on Renassaince. Human differences almost coincides with a relation of Cabanac (Laval University) to the SSIB meeting at Mc Master University, Hamilton 1994. He (born 1933) directed the Gastroenterology Research Unit, a third level referral center in the department of Pediatrics of the University of Florence (Meyer hospital) from 1965 to 2000. In Tuscany I first diagnosed celiac disease by the Watson capsule. He worked at the Cornell University for a joined research with the University of Florence on energy expenditure in children. A long term strategy was designed with Giuliano Parrini, Prof. of Physics (Firenze, It), Andrea Giommi, prof. of Statistics (Firenze, It), and Cutberto Garza, Boston College, Rector. Three students came from Amsterdam Medical Center to learn “Initial Hunger (IH)”. The Unit published 150 scientific articles, more than 50 in international Press. Research Interest: Loss of hunger sensations as cause of alimentary diabetes and malnutrition .
- Prof. Dongming LiHebei Normal University, P.R. ChinaResearch Interests
- The hormonal and metabolic adaptation of acute and chronic stress response in free-living animals, especially in birds.
- Mechanisms of animal behavioral, physiological and molecular adaptation to the extreme environment (i.e. hypoxia adaptation, and cold adaptation).
- Prof. Byong H LeeMcGill University, CanadaDr. Byong (Byron) Lee is currently Invited Distinguished Professor in Food Science and Biotechnology at Kangwon National University and Advisor at MSC Co, Ltd. in South Korea and Associate Member in Microbiology/immunology at McGill University. He previously worked as a Research Director at Champlain Industry (Sensient Flavor) in Canada and a Senior/Principal Scientist and Head of Biotechnology at Food R/D Center at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in St-Hyacinthe and then Professor (AAFC Chair) in Departments of Microbiology/Immunology and Food Science at McGill University in Montreal, Canada for about 32 years until 2011. He received his degrees at the University of British Columbia (Microbiology/Immunology), McGill University (Food Microbiology) and Laval University (PhD in Food Biotechnology) in Canada. Dr. Lee has been Distinguished Professor in School of Biotechnology at Jiangnan University in China (2011-2014). Dr. Lee was invited visiting professor in UK (Institute of Food Research/University of Reading), France (INRA/U. de Bourgogne), Ireland (Teagasc Food Research Centre) and Korea (Seoul National University) for 4 years. He has published 207 peer reviewed manuscripts, 3 textbooks on “Fundamentals of Food Biotechnology (1st and 2nd Edition in English and Spanish, Wiley, 500 pages)”, 22 book chapters, and 15 patents/inventions. He delivered 115 invited speeches (often as keynote or plenary) at the international conferences, received several awards, and currently serves as the editorial board of seven journals. Research Interest: Enzyme biotechnology and molecular microbiology on overproduction of bioactive compounds and developing health promoting probiotics.
- Prof. Petar IgnatovOrthogyn Medical Center in Sofia, BulgariaSince 2016, Petar Ignatov, MD, PhD is the Head of Fetal Medicine Department at Orthogyn Medical Center in Sofia, Bulgaria. Prior to this he held a consultant post in the Fetal Medicine Department at Nadezhda Women’s Health Hospital, Sofia for 3 years and a consultant post in Obstetrics in Gynecology at Sheynovo Hospital, Sofia for 5 years. His basic and Senior Registrar training was also held in Sheynovo Hospital. He has 13 years of experience in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology. His research efforts have led to the development of aninnovative electronic CTG expert system that can readily be applied in both monitoring of labor and late pregnancy. Petar Ignatov takes part in the editorial boards of several international peer reviewed journals and is the author of more than 35 papers and presentations in national/international peer reviewed journals and congresses. He has one monography and 1 patent. Areas of interest: Fetal medicine, Doppler ultrasound, CTG, electronic fetal monitoring, immunology of pregnancy, evaluation of the fetal condition.
- Prof.Dr. Esra KUPELI AKKOLProfessor in the Gazi University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of PharmacognosyProf.Dr. Esra KUPELI AKKOLProfessor in the Gazi University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of PharmacognosyBiography Prof.Dr. Esra KÜPELİ AKKOL was born in Turkey. She got her Bachelor of Science degree in Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Turkey and got her Ph.D. degree in Pharmacognosy Department from the University of Gazi. She is currently Professor in the Gazi University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy. She served in many capacities in her field including service on several editorial boards and numerous review committees for journals such as Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Journal of Pharmacy Sciences, The Internet Journal of Herbal and Plant Medicine, International Journal of Genuine Traditional Medicine, Advances in Pharmacological Sciences, Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine and The Open Pain Journal. She has conducted 38 projects and 11 thesis in Gazi University. She has 152 published articles in SCI International Journals, 13 articles in National Journals and 9 chapters in International books. Research interests i)Her research combines pharmacognosy and pharmacological approaches to focus on ii)Bioassay guided isolation of active constituents - Phytochemistry and Analytical Pharmacognosy iii)Anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anti-rheumatic activities of folk remedies and synthesized compounds iv)Wound healing assessment of medicinal plants and their secondary metabolites v)Isolation of the natural compounds from the medicinal plants used against gynecological disorders vi)Anti-carcinogenic assessment of medicinal plants and their secondary metabolites.
- Prof.Dr. Shah Alam KhanProfessor of Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Pharmacy at Oman Medical CollegeProf.Dr. Shah Alam KhanProfessor of Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Pharmacy at Oman Medical CollegeDr. Shah Alam Khan is currently working as an Professor of Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Pharmacy at Oman Medical College, Muscat, Oman (In academic partnership with West Virginia University, USA). He received his Ph.D. from Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, in 2003 for studying the chemistry and role of Silybum marianum (Milk thistle), silymarin and its synthetic analogues in the hepatoprotection. He is recipient of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF, GATE) and Senior Research fellowship (SRF, CSIR) from Government of India for pursuing master’s and doctorate degree. His field of research interests includes synthesis and biological evaluation of natural products and synthetic heterocyclic compounds. He has contributed more than 100 full length research articles in the national/international journals of repute. He is serving as an editorial board member of several international journals and has reviewed scientific papers in field of Pharmacy and science for more than 25 journals. He has supervised 26 undergraduate and post graduate research projects, four of them were awarded first, second and third prize in poster presentation category at international conferences. He has successfully completed two FURAP research projects as a mentor funded by TRC, Oman in year 2014-15. He has been invited as a guest speaker in several national and international conferences. He was awarded ‘Best Teacher’ in Pharmacy at Oman Medical College for the academic year 2010-11, and 2011-12 and 2015-16. He is a life member of many professional bodies such as IPA, IPGA and APTI.
- Dr. Rahul A.HajareAssociate Professor in Rajgad Dnyanpeeth's College of Pharmacy,Pune UniversityDr. Rahul A.HajareAssociate Professor in Rajgad Dnyanpeeth's College of Pharmacy,Pune UniversityDr. Rahul Hajare has completed his PhD from Vinayaka Missions University. He is a Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2013 (7 th Batch) Indian Council of Medical Research New Delhi, achieved under the guidance and supervision of Hon'ble Dr. Ramesh Paranjape,, Retired as Director and Scientist ‘G’ National AIDS Research Institute, India. Primary area of research was study and model of binding energy complexes determination, characterized and examined selected new series of resistance mutation and noted changes in interaction between target compound and HIV-1 mutant. Notable work in the area includes identification and characterization of small molecules and development of model speeds drug discovery and development a series of novel, scaffold on a molecular recognition of HIV-1 inhibitors were synthesized using a parallel synthesis unit processes technology. Joined the R & D, Aarti Drugs Limited Mumbai, initial work established the modernization of Analytical Laboratory and R& D laboratory. The role also involves generation of funds through intra- and extra-mural projects, capacity building through infra-structure development and training and overall leadership for the academic industry. He has close linkage between National AIDS Research Institute, ICMR, ACS, AAPS, Biomaterial Society, OMICS International, Fragment-based Drug Discovery, Autism Researchers Link, Allied academies, BIT’s and my current research. He has published more than 60 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.
- Dr. Eylem TaskinIstanbul Bilim University, TurkeyDr. Eylem Taskin obtained her MSc and Ph.D., from Department of Physiology, Cukurova and Erciyes University, Turkey, respectively. She is also a Ph.D student at Department of Biophysics, Cukurova University, Turkey. Dr. Taskin worked as a Postdoc at New York University, the USA between January 2011- October 2012. She worked as an Assistant Professor September 2013-April 2015, then as an Associate Professor at T.C. Istanbul Bilim University. Dr. Taskin is member of international journal board member. She has more than 20 scientific papers and three international book chapters and one international book editor. Her papers have been cited more than 250 times, and h index is 11. She is a member some national and international societies. Research Interest: Her primary research interests are in vitro and in vivo toxicology especially cancer drug's toxicity, cardiovascular pathologies including heart failure, hypertension, myocardial ischemia-reperfusion damage, diabetes, kidney and liver failures.
- Dr. K. MathiyazhaganThe Northcap University, IndiaDr. K. Mathiyazhagan is currently working as an Associate Professor (Designate) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The NorthCap University (NCU), Haryana, India-122017. He did his Ph.D in the Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology – Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu. Received B.E degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from I.F.E.T College of Engineering, Tamilnadu and M.E (CAD/CAM) degree from J.J.C.E.T, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu. In addition to the Ph.D work, he went to the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark” four months as a visiting research scholar. He has more than twenty international publications with Cumulative impact factor of (SCI/SSCI) 36.585 and one international book chapter in the Taylor and Francis also presented a paper in ten international conferences and two international workshops. He is privileged as a reviewer of nine international journals. Also, he organized two international workshops and one international conference. He received an opportunity as an examiner for Ph.D research thesis on Anna University, Chennai, Tamilnadu. Also, he delivered a special lecture for the faculty and research scholars in International workshop. His research area interests are “Green Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Shipping Container Selection”.
- Dr. Melinda MadlénaUniversity of Szeged, HungaryDr. Melinda Madléna is an experienced dentist especially trained in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and preventive dentistry. She is having extensive knowledge related to epidemiological studies on oral health, caries prevention and the interdisciplinary team work in groups of all ages. She is an actively publishing author with more than 130 written scientific publications (mostly as the first or the last author), both in Hungarian, English or German languages and more than 640 independent citations (mainly from foreign countries). Currently, she has excellent communication and teaching skills. Research interest: Pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and preventive dentistry
- Dr. Wu Qi_NanThe first affiliated Hospital of the Third Military Medical University, China
- Dr. Adolfo IulianelliInstitute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council , ItalyDr. Adolfo IulianelliInstitute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council , ItalyResearch Interest: 1. Hydrogen production from reforming processes through membrane reactors 2. Inorganic membrane reactors 3. Reforming processes of renewable sources in membrane reactors 4. Gas separation through membrane science
- Dr. L. A. KumaraswamidhasIndian Institute of Technology(ISM), IndiaDr. L. A. KUMARASWAMIDHAS, In the midst of a healthy and intellectual upbringing, he obtained his Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathiar University, in 1999. Subsequently, he obtained his M.E. in Engineering Design from PSG Tech/ Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, in 2002. Besides having a strong technical expertise and analytical skills, he acquired his Ph.D degree from Anna University, Chennai, in 2008. He started his career from 2002 as a Teaching Research Associate in Automobile Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University Chennai, to satisfy his passion for teaching and research. He served as an Assistant Professor at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu during 2006-2012. Now he is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mining Machinery Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology(ISM), Dhanbad. In addition to his teaching, he had also worked as an administrator/coordinator. By virtue of working for a considerable number of years in the academic arena, he reached the position of the M.Tech. Mining Machinery Coordinator at IIT(ISM) Dhanbad. During his stint as MME Coordinator, Dr.L.A.Kumaraswamidhas became known for his contribution of value-creation and value-addition to various sectors such as overall administration, academic affairs, teaching and research of the University. As an active researcher, Dr.L.A.Kumaraswamidhas is associated with many foreign Universities, along with that he is an Editorial Board Member of 5 Reputed Journals and also a reviewer of 6 International journal. Consecutively he has contributed to the areas of Automobiles, Vibration, Tribology, Engineering Design and Computational Fluid Dynamics with 98 research publications among which 30 are SCI Journals. As a research guide, he has produced 4 Ph.D's, 1 submitted his thesis and at present 15 research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D. under his direct supervision. He is having 2 patents related to his area of research. He has handled different R&D Projects and Consultancy projects for Industry and authored a book Engineering Graphics for engineering graduates. He also visited many foreign countries. A technical and education management expert, Dr.L.A.Kumaraswamidhas, believes that Science, Engineering and Technology are advancing at a fast pace and obsolescence of physical infrastructure, skills and competence takes place rapidly. He is keen on taking steps to improve the existing infrastructure, investment and intellectual strength wherever they exist and network them so as to utilize them effectively and optimally for meeting the changing needs.
- Dr. Chee Kong YAPUniversiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), MalaysiaDr. Chee Kong YAP (Male; Chinese) is a Malaysian and was born in Kuala Lumpur in July 1973. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) since May 2009 and previously he was appointed as a lecturer and senior lecturer in 2003 and 2007, respectively, at the same Department. He obtained his BSc with Edu (Hons), Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees in 1998, 2000 and 2003, respectively, from the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies from UPM. As an academician for more than 14 years in UPM and 19 years as a researcher, he has been active in teaching and doing research since his first degree. He has been teaching the courses of Biological Concepts, Ecology, Ecotoxicology, and Aquatic Ecosystem Management at the undergraduate level, and Research Methodology at the postgraduate level, with more than 130 credit hours since 2003. He has supervised more than 73 undergraduates and 30 postgraduate students (as a Chairman and Member of Supervisory Committee) in the fields of ecotoxicology, environmental biology, environmental sciences, water quality and ecotoxicological genetics. His research area is mainly focused on biomonitoring and monitoring of inorganic pollutants (heavy metals) in the aquatic environment using mollusks and sediments. Under his chairmanship, three PhD and seven MS students have successfully graduated so far in UPM.
- Dr. Amal Ibrahim Hassan IbrahimNuclear Research Centre, Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt
- Dr. Florian BergheaLecturer UMF Carol DavilaFlorian Berghea received his MD and PhD degrees from the Carol Davila University of Medicine – Bucharest, Romania. In 1997 he was appointed as Teaching Assistant in the Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology of the same university. He won several research grants and fellowships from Romanian Govern, EULAR, NIHES – The Netherlands, World Bank and attended research stages at Maastricht University and Catholic University in Nijmegen - the Netherlands, Oslo University – Norway and University of York – UK. He defended his PhD thesis in 2010 in the area of health economics with one package of original studies merged under the title: “The socio-economic impact of rheumatic diseases – Romanian patient perspective”. In 2013 he received his PG Certification in Health Economics from the University of Aberdeen. From 2001 is co-founder and Research Manager of RCRD Research Center – this unit have been awarded by the European Commission as “The most promising Romanian research unit in the area of health research” and won research grants in total amount of more than 2.5 M Euros. Dr Berghea’s research interests focus around the outcomes research and health economics; with his co-workers, he developed some of the first local protocols for Health Technology Evaluation in the areas of rheumatology and oncology. He was appointed as consultant and independent trainer for several major pharma companies. He has published a large number of original papers, several book chapters and offered various lectures both in Romanian and European events. He is the general secretary of Romanian Society of Rheumatology and serves on the editorial Board of Romanian Journal of Rheumatology. test
- Dr. Seyed Ali Ghorashisenior lecturer of Intensive Animal Production and Health and Animal Biotechnology at the Charles Sturt University, Australia.Dr. Seyed Ali Ghorashisenior lecturer of Intensive Animal Production and Health and Animal Biotechnology at the Charles Sturt University, Australia.Seyed Ali Ghorashi is a senior lecturer of Intensive Animal Production and Health and Animal Biotechnology at the Charles Sturt University, Australia. His research interests are molecular diagnosis and genotyping of veterinary pathogens and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases.
- Dr. Christophe P. RibelaygaAssociate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Science The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonDr. Christophe P. RibelaygaAssociate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Science The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonResearch Interests :
My research aims to understand how we see during the day and night. Our visual system is remarkable in that it can operate under the bright midday sun, at night under starlight, and at all times in between when ambient light intensity varies by more than 10 billion fold. The mechanisms responsible for this remarkable adaptation are known to primarily originate in the eye and more specifically in its sensory part, the retina. Adaptation to the daily changes in ambient light intensity in the retina depends on a specific functional architecture, including 2 types of photoreceptors, rods and cones, and a wide variety of neuronal mechanisms encompassing both adaptive mechanisms driven by ambient light and endogenous mechanisms, such as circadian clocks. The main property of circadian clocks is that they are self-sustained in nature, and therefore they function even in the absence of time cues, such as in constant conditions (i.e. constant darkness) with a period of approximately 24 h, hence the term circadian (from the Latin circa dies, which translates into “about one day”). Circadian clocks in the retina keep track of the highly predictable daily changes in the ambient light intensity, thus helping the retina to anticipate the abrupt changes in lighting conditions at transition times (i.e. dawn and dusk) and optimize retinal processing for high-acuity low-sensitivity daytime vision or low-acuity high-sensitivity nighttime vision. Genetic dysfunction of the retinal clocks or of circadian signaling in the retina produces marked deficits in retinal responses to light and compromises retinal cell viability. Thus, functional circadian clocks are essential for normal maintenance and function of the retina.
Our long-term goal is to understand how circadian clocks in the retina modulate retinal function on a daily basis, and why clock malfunction impinges on information processing and cell viability. We expect that our work will bring us closer to fully understand why circadian timing is so critical in the retina. We also expect that understanding how circadian clocks control neuronal activity and functional pathways in the retina will be of great benefit towards our understanding of the general rules governing circadian clock function and neuroplasticity in the central nervous system.
Keywords: retina, circadian clock, electrical synapses, connexin, gap junction, rod and cone pathways, adaptation, neural circuits
- Dr. Guodong LiuAssociate Professor,Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry ,North Dakota State University, FargoDr. Guodong LiuAssociate Professor,Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry ,North Dakota State University, Fargo
The emergence of nanotechnology is opening new horizons for the application of nanomaterials in Analytical Chemistry, particularly in biosensing and bioassays. Nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanowires are of considerable interest owing to their unique physical and chemical properties. Such properties (high surface/volume ratios, high electrical conductivity, small entrapment volumes and high stability) offer excellent prospects for chemical and biological sensing and bioassay. The power and scope of such nanomaterials can be greatly enhanced by coupling them with biological recognition reactions and electrical processes (i.e. nanobioelectronics). Research interests in Dr. Liu’s group includ
1. Synthesis of Novel Nanomaterials. 2. Development of Nano-Bioprobes for Biosensors and Bioassays. 3. Development of Biosensor and Bioassay Platforms for Ultrasensitive Detection of Nucleic Acids and Proteins. 4. Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors for Environmental and Security Monitoring. 5. Development of Portable Clinical Diagnosis Device for Point-of-Care and In-field Applications.
- Dr. Dwivedi BhaktiAssociate Bioinformatics scientist, Emory UniversityDr. Dwivedi BhaktiAssociate Bioinformatics scientist, Emory University
* Genomic study design and analysis plan
* Implentation of cancer focused genomic data analysis workflows(e.g., Data QA/QC, whole genome & transcriptome mapping/assembly, differential gene expression, methylation, variant discovery, structural variation discovery, ChIP-Seq, targeted gene panels, pathways and network analysis, integrated analysis, clustering analysis)
* Customized pipelines for array, next generation sequencing, and targeted gene panels analysis
* Identifying relevant public domain data sources for discovery and validation
* Bioinformatics software tool and method development
* Molecular evolution and phylogenetics
* Metagenomics and Microbiome
- Dr. Meenal SinhaAssociate Research Specialist, University of California San FranciscoDr. Meenal SinhaAssociate Research Specialist, University of California San FranciscoMeenal Sinha obtained her undergraduate and master’s degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, respectively, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. She did her Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Texas at Houston, where she elucidated the role of complement anaphylatoxins C3a and C5a in a mouse model of allergic asthma. Then, she joined the University of California San Francisco for a postdoctoral fellowship in Immunology where she continued studying immune responses in the lung, with a focus on the role of the lung epithelium in mediating and amplifying immune responses to fungal infections. Currently, she is a research specialist the University of California San Francisco and is building on her expertise to better understand the underlying pathogenesis of idiopathic lung fibrosis using human lung explants from transplant recipients.
- Dr. Abdolreza ArdeshirylajimiShahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran.Dr. Abdolreza ArdeshirylajimiShahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran.Dr. Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi works on the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields with a focus on the induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), Adult stem cells (isolation and characterization) and biocompatible scaffolds in the orthopedic disorders. We established Osteogenic and Chondrogenic differentiation process of iPSCs and Mesenchymal stem cells on 2D and 3D culture system. Our motivation is in the scaffold fabrication process, for example, the use of different biocompatible and biodegradable bio-polymers (synthetic and natural), several surface modification methods for scaffolds fabricated by various methods, encapsulation or incorporation of drugs, growth factors, genes and etc. We used animal models in the most of our studies, we also try to investigate more about which signal pathways involved in the osteogenic induction by nanofibrous scaffolds.
- Dr. Giuseppe MurdacaUniversity of Genova, ItalyDr. Giuseppe Murdaca has received his PhD in Science and Space Engineering at the University of Genova (Italy) during the period of 2000-2003. Currently, he is working as Assistant professor in Internal Medicine University of Genova (Italy).nBased on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors, such as: Prize for young researchers of the study, assigned by the GILS, with the following motivation: "Standardization of a method to assess impairment by skinfold thickness skin", delivered on the occasion of the "Day VII Italian to fight Scleroderma" (Milan, 17/3 / 2001) Award for one of the three best oral presentations at the Ninth Congress of the Inter-SIMI Piemonte and Valle D'Aosta, Liguria (Genoa, 06.17.2004): Murdaca G., Fenoglio D., M. Setti, Brenci S., Villa R., Pontali E., A. Kunkl, Indiveri F., Puppo F. "Generation of CD4 + lines specific for Pneumocystis carinii and Candida albicans obtained from HIV + patients. Meaning of the coexpression of IFN-g and IL-4 " Research Interest: Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity, Neuro-endocrino-immunology, Pharmacogenomics
- Dr. Marco ZaffanelloUniversity of Verona, ItalyClinical and research interests: Polysomnography - type III sleep testing devices SOMNO-screen – SOMNOmedics Gmbh (diagnosis and clinical treatment of OSAS) Paediatric Nephrology (diagnosis and clinical treatment of urinary tract infections, enuresis, malformative nephro-uropathies, renal tubulopathies, chronic kidney diseases)
- Dr. Gang LiangBeijing Academy of Agricuture and Forestry Science, ChinaDr. Gang LIANG is now working at Beijing Research Center for Agricultural Standards and Testing (BRCAST), Beijing Academy of Agricuture and Forestry Science. His current research interests are Environmental bioanalysis and Electrochemical (EC) biosensing, focused on the construction of functional DNA surfaces for sensing POPs, heavy metals and pesticides. Until now, he has pulished many papers in the international famous academic journals, such as Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Analytica Chimica Acta, Microchimica Acta, Analyst, Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, Microchemical Journal, Chemosphere, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.
- Dr. Barjinder Pal KaurNational Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), India
- Dr. Abbas AminiWestern Sydney University Australia, AustraliaResearch Interest: Indentation methods, shape memory alloys, water treatment, drug delivery systems, piezoelectric materials, biomedical materials, graphene, graphane, CNTs, biodegradable polymeric nano-composites, TiO2, ZnO, environmental sustainability and water efficiency, experimental analysis, multi-scale (nano to macro) modelling of multi-physics phenomena, phase transition, mechanics of materials, fabrication of modern composites, manufacturing, offshore naval structures, and ship design.
- Dr. Larciprete GiovanniGeneral Hospital Level Fatebenefratelli Isola Tiberina, Italy
- Scientist Abhishek KumarGerman Cancer Research Center, Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology Heidelberg, GermanyScientist Abhishek KumarGerman Cancer Research Center, Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology Heidelberg, GermanyResearch interests Researcher focusing on computational genomics with current interests in genetics, genomics and trancriptomics specially fungi, insects and vertebrates. Current research interests as following 1. Research Area #1: Application of genomics to human diseases 2. Research Area #2: Genomics of drug-like molecules from fungi 3. Research Area #3: Evolutionary Genomics 4. Research Area #4: Biodiversity Genomics
- Auxiliary Prof. Ana Isabel Rocha FaustinoThe scientific interests are centered on veterinary medicine, namely in cancer experimental animal models and pharmacology: a) chemical induction of tumours in laboratory animals (mammary gland and urinary bladder) and the evaluation of different treatments (anti-inflammatory drugs and physical exercise) on tumors' development; b) study of the tumor angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis; c) assessment of mammary tumors vascularization by ultrasonography.
- Adjunct Prof. Antônio Marcos da Silva CatharinoGeneral Hospital of Nova Iguaçu , Brazil
- Adjunct Prof. Filippo GiarratanaUniversity of Messina, ItalyFilippo Giarratana was born in Ciriè (Torino) Italy on 26/10/1978. In november 2004 he was graduated at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Messina, Italy, with a thesis on “The use of spectrofotometer for the evaluation of colour on meat of tuna”. He continued studies on fish and food hygiene during the 3 years of Ph.D. in "Marine Environment Healthiness, Ichtyopathology and Quality of Seafood" at University of Messina, with a thesis: “Interference of Specific Spoilage Organism on Aeromonas hydrophila growth” From 2006 to 2009 he worked as consultant of food quality and hygiene for several national and local food industries. From 2008 to 2011 he was the quality manager and the head of safety, in a Laboratory of microbiological food testing and veterinary biochemical analysis located in Messina. In July of 2012 Filippo has obtained the title of Specialist in "Inspection of Food of Animal Origin" Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Torino, Italy. From 2011 to 2014 he was a Research fellow for the research project titled: "Characterization of the hazards in off-shore aquaculture products, view of the obligations provided by Regulation 852/2004 for the primary production" at the Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina. In October 2015 Filippo becames a Researcher in Inspection of Food of Animal Origin at the Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina. From October 2016 he was the Head of the microbiological analysis laboratory for the “Consorzio di Ricerca Filiera Carni”, of University of Messina (ACCREDIA approved). He has been Adjunct Professor for matters relating to inspection, hygiene and food microbiology. From 2006 he is a member of Italian Association of Veterinary Hygienists. His scientific activity is certified by over than 40 papers published on national and internationals journals. Research Interest: i) quality and safety (parasites, foodborne disease or spoilage agents) of food of animal origin; ii) food microbiology; iii) effects of plant essential oil on parasites, microrganisms and quality of foods; iv) antibiotic resitance in spoilage and pathogen bacteria.
- Dr. Claire MongeLaboratory of Tissue Biology and Therapeutic Engineering, Research ScientistDr. Claire MongeLaboratory of Tissue Biology and Therapeutic Engineering, Research ScientistDr. Claire Monge obtained her MSc and Ph.D. of Physiology and Pharmacology, from the Université Grenoble Alpes (Grenoble, France) in 2009. After graduating, she worked as a Postdoc at Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) on the bioenergetics of early oncogenic transformation. Back to France, she carried a 4 years project on the development of natural biomaterials for the culture of muscle stem cells. She is now a permanent Research Scientist at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) and carries projects on the combination of natural polymers for drug delivery, at the Laboratory of Tissue Biology and Therapeutic Engineering, University of Lyon, France. Interest: Her primary research interests are the biomaterials made of natural polymers for tissue engineering and drug delivery.
- Dr.Leonardo RoeverScientist, Federal University of Uberlândia
Evidence based medicine and practice, network meta-analysis, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, umbrella reviews, meta-epidemiologic studies, cross-sectional studies, diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of atherosclerosis, ectopic adiposopathy, biomarkers, inflammatory markers, metabolic syndrome, coronary artery disease, cardiovascular prevention, heart failure, hypertension, arrhythmia, diabetes, aging, stroke, clinical epidemiology, clinical research, biostatistics and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
- Dr.Liam ChenAssistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineDr.Liam ChenAssistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Liam Chen is an Assistant Professor in Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen is also a practicing neuropathologist, specializing in the diagnoses of complex neurological disorders including brain tumors, inflammatory and neurodegenerative conditions. Dr. Chen received residency training in Anatomic Pathology and fellowship training in Neuropathology and Molecular Genetics Pathology at Harvard Medical School. His laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in human disorder. His laboratory takes advantage of a simple animal model, Drosophila melanogaster, to harness the power of genetics to define cellular pathways underlying the specific destruction of postmitotic neurons in neurodegenerative disorders. Using this approach, Dr. Chen’s laboratory has created new fruit fly models of several human diseases, including frontotemporal dementia (FTD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease), and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Now working as an independent principal investigator at Johns Hopkins, he also has fruitful and ongoing collaborations with several investigators from the departments of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, and Pathology.
- Dr.Pradeep KumarAssistant Professor, Jiwaji University, GwaliorSynthesis, purification, characterization and biological activity evaluation of organic heterocyclic compounds of therapeutic interest i.e. Schiff bases, β-lactams, thazolidinones and thiosemicarbazones. Kinetic studies of hydrolysis of organophosphorous compounds. Green chemistry
- Dr.Christian JELSCHCNRS Director of Research at CRM2 (ex LCM3B) laboratoryDr.Christian JELSCHCNRS Director of Research at CRM2 (ex LCM3B) laboratory
Dr Christian JELSCH, had initial training during his PhD and his two postdoctoral positions in protein crystallography. Since he was hired as CNRS, his area of research has expanded to charge density, crystallography at ultra-high resolution, development of original molecular recognition tools, crystallographic software development, crystallography of medicinal compounds.
Via the electron density database approach, he pioneered the extension of ultra-high resolution methodology from minerals/small compounds to biological macromolecules such as proteins (crambin, 243 citations], human aldose reductase [3,4], a DING phosphate transporter, cholesterol oxidase). The MoProSuite/MoProViewer software and generalized ELMAM2 electron density database found important applications. The database allowed us, from the electron lone pairs geometry, to predict that alcohols, phenols and carbonyl have strikingly different hydrogen bonding directionality patterns, as verified on an extensive survey of the Cambridge Structural Database. Recently, a new descriptor, the enrichment of intermolecular contacts, has been elaborated and implemented in MoProViewer. Based on statistics on chemical species interacting, it allows identifying the driving forces in crystal packing formation and pinpointing peculiar or wrong crystal structures.
Protein crystallography – charge density – molecular recognition – enzyme catalysis – crystal structure refinement – electron density – software development – crystallization – structure-properties relationships – crystal engineering
- DR. CAROLINE ODEWUMIAssociate Professor, Department of Biology, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FLDR. CAROLINE ODEWUMIAssociate Professor, Department of Biology, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
My overall research focus is in physiological and molecular aspects of environmental toxicants specifically cadmium. Cadmium, an ubiquitous environmental toxicant, has no known biological importance in humans and animals but rather has genotoxic and carcinogenic effects. Although cadmium does not catalyze the Fenton reaction, it can generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) like H2O2 and superoxide radical anion. Cadmium has been implicated in the depression of the level of endogenous thiol antioxidants, glutathione, and the inhibition of mitochondrial electron transport at sites that stimulate the generation of the superoxide radical anion (O2.-). In recent years, interactions occurring in the organism between toxic metals and the bio-elements essential for life have become a major focus of research. I investigated and reported my findings on the genotoxicity and cytotoxicity of cadmium and/or selenium in mammalian systems. Specifically, my study concerns itself with the investigation of the early events in genes that are up-or down-regulated following exposure of mammalian cells to cadmium, and/or selenium. In addition, I am currently advancing my studies on the ameliorative properties of phytopharmaceutical applications, e.g., Hunteria Umbellate, fenugreek, bitter melon on cadmium toxicity.
- Dr.ssa Crisafulli ConcettaLecturer of Biology and Genetics at the Department of “Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofuctional Images”, University of Messina, Italy.Dr.ssa Crisafulli ConcettaLecturer of Biology and Genetics at the Department of “Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofuctional Images”, University of Messina, Italy.
Her research interests are focused on Neuroscience, with particular attention to studies of genetic association in psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia. Moreover, in this context, she has been developed pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics.
- Dr. AMIT KUMAR BANERJEEWorking as an Adhoc Researcher in CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, IndiaDr. AMIT KUMAR BANERJEEWorking as an Adhoc Researcher in CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, India
Amit Kumar Banerjee recently completed his doctoral studies in the area of computational comparative genomics of viruses from the premier national institution CSIR-Indian Institution of Chemical Technology. He is having extensive research experience of more than a decade in the area of Computational Biology encompassing sequence analysis, comparative genomics, molecular modeling, application of classification and clustering techniques, phylogenetic analysis etc. To his academic credential he also possesses an M.Phil and M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics and a PG Diploma in Patent Laws. His research efforts are reflected in several publications in the above mentioned direction. As of now he has contributed more than 70 publications as original research contribution, review articles, book chapters, conference proceeding articles and popular science articles in reputed journals and books altogether. He has received numerous national and international accolades for his contributions and serving as part of the Editorial/Reviewer board for many international journals. He is having membership in reputed national and International academic societies such as ISCA, ADNAT etc.
Sequence analysis, Molecular Modeling, Phylogenetic relationship, comparative genomics, Drug discovery and target assessment, Computational Protein analysis.
- Dr. Matiyar Rahaman KhanAssociate Professor in Department of Agricultural Entomology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV)Dr. Matiyar Rahaman KhanAssociate Professor in Department of Agricultural Entomology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV)
Specific Areas of interest
Research activities include on nematode species identification, characterization, diversity and dynamics, documentation and management of nematode problems in flowers, vegetables, fibre (jute), cereal (rice, wheat, maize) crops. Nematode Awareness Campaign and Pest Advisory Services are being dealt with for the greater of West Bengal farmers.
- Dr. Indrasena ReddyPostdoctoral fellow ,University of California San Diego (UCSD)Dr. Indrasena ReddyPostdoctoral fellow ,University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Dr. Indrasena Reddy Kummetha received his bachelor’s degree from the Srikrishnadeveraya University in Anantapur, India and a master’s from Sreevenkateswara University in Tirupathi, India. After completion of his masters he started his career in the pharmaceutical industry and concurrently completed his Ph.D from Srikrishnadevaraya University in Anantapur, India, working under the direction of Dr. Kondra Sudhakar Babu. He has 10 years pharmaceutical industry experience. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow under prof. Tariq M. Rana at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). The main focus of his current research is the development of new strategies for the synthesis of biologically active molecules against Zika and Cancer, methyltransferase inhibitors, and Vif inhibitors.
- Dr. Emmanuel ANDRESProfessor of Internal Medicine; Head of the Department of Internal MedicineDr. Emmanuel ANDRESProfessor of Internal Medicine; Head of the Department of Internal Medicine
In 1996, Dr Andrès received his MD degree in Internal Medicine, at the University of Strasbourg, France. He worked as an associated professor in the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. In 1998 he worked as PhD in Molecular Biology in the Laboratory of Professor Hoffmann (2011, Nobel Prize of Medicine) in the field of cationic antimicrobial peptides and pathogens - host relations. In 2002, he was nominated Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France. He also was in the head of an Internal Medicine Department (of 62 beads) in the University hospital of Strasbourg, France. He was awarded the French Society of Haematology, price for research in the field of anaemia related to cobalamin or folate deficiencies in 2004. Achievements include development of research in: all type of anaemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, particularly drug-induced neutropenia and agranulocytosis or thrombocytopenia; haematopoietic growth factors; and cobalamin deficiencies. He also conducts several studies on inflammatory or immune disorders. His recent works also include research and development on human sounds analysis, electronic stethoscope, e-auscultation, and e-medicine. In that function he was recruited as advisor to several pharmaceutical and telemedicine companies or start-up.
immunity; host-pathogens relation; immune cytopenias; systemic immune and inflammatory diseases; chronic pathologies, telemedicine, drug-induced side effects, vitamin deficiency.
- Dr. Adriana Carol Eleonora GrazianoAdjunct Professor of Physiology and Postdoc Research Fellow at University of Catania, Italy.Dr. Adriana Carol Eleonora GrazianoAdjunct Professor of Physiology and Postdoc Research Fellow at University of Catania, Italy.
Adriana Carol Eleonora Graziano was born in Catania, Italy, in 1986. She received the master’s degree (with honors) in pharmacy and the Ph.D. degrees in neuroscience from the University of Catania, Italy, in 2010 and 2014, respectively. In 2014, she received the “Federfarma-Catania award” for her academic carrier. Since 2015, she was a young member of the Italian Society of Physiology. Currently, she is Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Postdoc Research Fellow at University of Catania, Italy.
Research Intrests :
Her current research interests include the generation of in vitro cell culture models of neurodegeneration and inflammation to evaluate the cellular mechanisms and their modulation by of natural or synthesis compounds, with a special attention to the physiology of the oligodendrocytes and to the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. She states that the enlightening of pathophysiological processes, like the molecular mechanisms of Krabbe leukodystrophy, will be possible by revisiting the processes of cellular and tissue homeostasis.
- Dr. Luciano Paulino SilvaSenior Researcher of the Embrapa Genetic Resources and BiotechnologyDr. Luciano Paulino SilvaSenior Researcher of the Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology
Luciano Paulino Silva is currently a Researcher and Head of the Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology (LNANO) of the Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology. He has supervised 6 Doctors, 11 Masters, and 33 Undergraduate Students. He has authored and co-authored 128full-length scientific papers (~ 1,500 ISI citations), 2 books, 10 book chapters, 10 patents of technological products and processes, and above 300 poster and oral communications. Dr. Luciano coordinates R&D&I projects formed by public and private partners developing innovative solutions applied to agriculture and biomedical fields. He is member of the editorial team and serves as ad hoc reviewer for several mainstream scientific journals. He was awarded with several Brazilian and international prizes and his papers were included among the "Top Hottest Articles"and "Most Viewed and Most Cited Papers" of several journals. He presented dozens of lectures and seminars at congresses and gave several interviews to mainstream media. Dr. Luciano is the founder of the open value networking NANICOS and also several initiatives like NanoBioFabLab, NanoNews and Nano&Bio&Printing.
Research Interests :
Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Nanobiotecnhnology, Green Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biology, 3D/4D Bioprinting, Reverse Bioengineering, Digital Manufacturing, Nanofabrication, Antarctic Researches, Origin of Life, Archaeoastronomy
- Dr. Manikant TripathiLecturer, Microbiology Dept, Dr. RML Avadh University, Faizabad (INDIA)
- Dr. Yung-Chih KuoProfessor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Chung Cheng UniversityDr. Yung-Chih KuoProfessor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University
Dr. Yung-Chih Kuo is a professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University. His research interests are focused on biomaterials, nanomedicine, drug delivery system, tissue engineering, blood–brain barrier, cancer therapy, stem cell differentiation, nerve regeneration, spinal cord injury treatment, stroke treatment, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease therapy, biophysics, and colloid and interface science. In these fields, he has authored or coauthored more than 140 SCI journal papers, more than 10 book chapters and several patents. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), an honor member of Phi Tau Phi Society, a life member in various academic Societies including American Nano Society, European Atherosclerosis Society, Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society, Asian Federation of Biotechnology, Asian Biotechnology Directory, Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering, Chinese Institute of Engineers, Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, Biochemical Engineering Society of Taiwan, and Taiwan Biomaterials and Controlled Release Society. He won Prof. Yen-Ping Shih Paper Award in 2017, Best Paper Award in 2016 and 2008, Prof. Tsai-Teh Lai Award in 2015, Special and Talented Scholar Award in 2013-5 and 2017, Outstanding Research Award in 2013, and Young Scholar Award in 2003. He is also an associate editor of J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng. and an editorial board member in 12 journals, and has been invited as an organizing committee member of many international conferences, a manuscript reviewer for over 100 journals (top reviewer of the Journal of Physical Chemistry (American Chemical Society)), an external reviewer for academic awards, research grants, faculty recruitments and promotions, and financial support of hosting international symposiums, and an advisory board committeeman of international conferences and symposiums.
- Dr. Neelima ChauhanAssociate Professor in University of Illinois at ChicagoDr. Neelima ChauhanAssociate Professor in University of Illinois at Chicago
Research Interests :
Alzheimer’s Disease My research interests are focused on investigating cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases, with particular emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Alzheimer’s disease is pathologically characterized by the deposition of plaques made up of beta-amyloid protein (Aβ) and neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) made up of phosphorylated tau protein within the brain parenchyma of afflicted persons.
- Dr.Carlos FernandesPost-doctoral fellow at São Paulo State University (UNESP)
- Dr. Bhuvanesh Sukhlal KalalSenior Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University
- Dr. Praveen KumarAssociate professor in the Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Punjab(India)Dr. Praveen KumarAssociate professor in the Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Punjab(India)
Dr. Praveen Kumar Sharma has received his PhD in Chemistry from Rajasthan University, India during the period of 2005-2011. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University , India. He is serving as an editorial member of more than thirty reputed journals like Chemical and Molecular Engineering section of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Journal of New Developments in Chemistry, World Journal of Science and Technology Research, International Journal of Advanced Research, International Journal of Advance Research Journal of Applied Chemistry, International Journal of Science and Applied Information Technology, International Journal of Chemical Studies, International Journal of Applied Chemistry etc. He has served as Scientific Board of Civil & Environmental Engineers board member for International Institute of Engineers etc. He has authored 20 research articles of international repute. He is a Life member of Indian Science Congress Association of India.
Dr Praveen Kumar Sharma at present work in the field of Chemistry such as Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Chemical Reactions, Green Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry etc.
- Dr. Sadanand PandeyNRF Research scientist in Department of applied chemistry, Doornfontien campus, University of JohannesburgDr. Sadanand PandeyNRF Research scientist in Department of applied chemistry, Doornfontien campus, University of Johannesburg
Dr. Sadanand Pandey is a Research Scientist at the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg (South Africa). A materials chemist with the specialization of organic-inorganic nanocomposites in the field of water purification and sensors. Just after completed his PhD from university of Allahabad (India), he joined as UGC-Kothari fellow at prestigious Indian institute of science, Bangalore (India). And later moved to University of Johannesburg, SA. He obtained various prestigious fellowships including DST/NRF innovation fellowship of South Africa; Dr. Kothari postdoctoral fellowship (UGC), (JRF-DST) & (SRF-DST), India.
As a published researcher, he has authored over 70+ publications in peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences on the polymer synthesis, heavy metal removal, and nanomaterials synthesis for water purifications and sensor application. His publications have received more than 1300 citations in the past 5 years He served as an Associate editor, consultant editor and editorial board members of the International Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research, Journal of Dairy & Veterinary Sciences (JDVS), Asia Pacific Journal of Energy and Environment, International Journal of Materials Science and Applications (IJMSA), Austin Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, American Journal of Materials Science and Application, Journal of Materials Sciences and Applications, Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P), International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Protection, American Journal of Nano Research and Applications (NANO), International Journal of Scientific Research in Knowledge, International Journal of Research in Sciences., Global Engineering Science and Technology , Scientific Journal of Chemical Research, Journal of composites and biodegradable polymers ,
Recent research in science and technology, Research review international journal of multidisciplinary, Journal of Composites and Biodegradable Polymers, News swertia publisher, Recent Research in Science and Technology, Research Review International Journal of Multidisciplinary, International Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research (IJESR), International Academy for Science and Technology Education and Research and many others since 2013. He is the members of many scientific community such as Indian Science Congress Association (ISC), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), member of Indian chemical society etc. He received Young Scientist awards in the 95th Indian science congress held in India.
He has authored over 10 book chapters on advanced materials and technology for esteemed publishers in USA. He has presented his work in numerous domestic and international conferences and published proceedings. He has also served as reviewer for more than + 80 scientific journals and research foundations.
Advance nanomaterials, Nano sensor, Nano Device preparation for specific applications such as Catalyst, and in gas sensor, Polymer nanocomposite for water purification, Modification of Biopolymer
- Dr. Mohsen MHADHBIAssistant Professor, National Institute of Research and Physical-chemical Analysis, Tunisia.Dr. Mohsen MHADHBIAssistant Professor, National Institute of Research and Physical-chemical Analysis, Tunisia.
* Magnetic Properties, * Materials for Energy, * Metals, * Microscopy, * Nanomaterials, * Phase Transformations, * Scattering and Diffraction, * Structural Materials & Mechanical Properties, * Surfaces and Interfaces, * Ceramics,
- Dr. Mosab Nouraldein Mohammed HamadHead of the Parasitology department, faculty of health sciences, Elsheikh Abdallah Elbadri UniversityDr. Mosab Nouraldein Mohammed HamadHead of the Parasitology department, faculty of health sciences, Elsheikh Abdallah Elbadri University
Biography:Head of Parasitology and medical entomology ,FMLS, Elsheikh Abdallah Elbadri university, Sudan
Area of interest :Medical parasitology , Immunology