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Editorial Board

Jie Wu

Editor-in-Chief
Jie Wu
Professor
Division of Neurology
Barrow Neurological Institute
USA

Biography :

Dr. Jie Wu, M.D., PhD, is currently Professor and Director of Neurophysiology Laboratory at Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He joined BNI in 1998 as a principal investigator, Director of Epilepsy Research and Director of Neurophysiology Laboratory. Since 2000, he established several research projects to study neuronal acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) function and pharmacology and the mechanisms of epileptogenesis in animal models and human epileptic tissues. During past 10 years, his laboratory has been well funded by NIH, Arizona State and Company. He published more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles and 5 book chapters. He carried out his postdoctoral training in both University of New Mexico (USA, 1994-1997) and Tohoku University School of Medicine (Japan, 1993-1994). He received his Ph.D. from Sun Yet-Sen University of Medical Sciences (China, 1985-1990) and his M.D. from Xuzhou Medical College (China, 1978-1983).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor (nAChR) Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathophysiology, Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Epilepsy, Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration-Interaction between amyloid beta peptides (Aß) and nAChRs, Adenosine Triphosphate -sensitive potassium (KATP) Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathophysiology, Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Epilepsy, Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration-Interaction between amyloid beta peptides (Aß) and nAChRs, Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels

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Anna Ivana Scovassi

Executive Editor
Anna Ivana Scovassi
Research Director
Institute of Molecular Genetics
Italy
Tel. 39-0382-546334/8

Biography :

Dr. Anna Ivana did her PhD in Biochemistry in the University of Paris VI, France in 1979. She did her PhD in Genetics in the University of Pavia, Italy in 1984. She is a Research Director at the Istituto di Genetica Molecolare CNR, Pavia.She is also an Associate Professor at the University of Pavia. She is a Group leader of many Italian and International projects. Her research activity is Poly(ADP-ribosylation) in DNA repair, malignant transformation and cell death; Development of morphological and biochemical assays to monitor apoptosis and autophagy; Drug response of cancer cells; Screening of natural and synthetic drugs with anticancer activity. She is an author of 133 full papers, 32 book chapters, 260 Abstracts, one patent; editor of one book. She is a member of SIBBM (Società Italiana di Biofisica e Biologia Molecolare), ECDO (European Cell Death Organization) and ASBMB (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Poly(ADP-ribosylation) in DNA repair, malignant transformation and cell death, development of morphological and biochemical assays to monitor apoptosis and autophagy, drug response of cancer cells, screening of natural and synthetic drugs with anticancer activity.

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Xuechu Zhen

Executive Editor
Xuechu Zhen
Professor
Department of pharmacology
Soochow University
China
Read Interview session with Xuechu Zhen

Biography :

Dr. Xuechu Zhen is a professor of Neuropsychopharmacology in the Department of pharmacology at Soochow University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences in China. He was formally a professor and principle investigator in Shanghai Institute of Material Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences between 2006-2011. In 2003-2006, he became associate professor in department of Pharmacology and physiology at City University of New York Medical School. He received his Doctor degree in Medicine in University of Geneva, Switzerland in 1996. His lab is focused on neurotransmission and diseases and related drug discovery targeted to Schizophrenia, Parkinsons disease and drug abuse. His research is supported by National Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology of China.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Neurotransmission and Diseases, related drug discovery targeted to Schizophrenia, Parkinsons disease and drug abuse.

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Girish V Shah

Girish V Shah
Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of Louisiana
USA
Tel. 318-342-1693
Fax: 318-342-1737

Biography :

Dr. Girish V Shah completed his PhD in Biochemistry from University of Bombay in 1979. He completed his Post-Doctoral Training in Karolinska Institute. He worked as an Associate Professor in the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1990 to 1998. He worked as a Professor in Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center from 1998 to 2003. Presently he is an Endowed Chair in the University of Louisiana.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on identifying factors that promote progression of localized prostate cancer to its metastatic form and identifying means of blocking this process; and identifying and validating early biomarkers for detection of prostate cancer. His research encompasses the study of a gene function at cellular and molecular level, and development of in vivo models for tumor growth and metastasis including athymic nude and transgenic mouse models.

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Jeffry Madura

Jeffry Madura
Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Duquesne University
USA

Biography :
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Research Interest :

Application of molecular Mechanics and Dynamics to study the structure or function of proteins interacting with surfaces. Study of substrate-receptor interactions using a variety of computational tools, such as Brownian dynamics and Poisson-Boltzmann electrostatics. Application of quantum mechanical calculations to understand the reactivity of nitrile anions. Development of new and novel software programs that can be used in the above research projects.

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Ming Luo

Ming Luo
Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Alabama
USA
Tel. 205-934-4259

Biography :

Dr. Ming Luo is a professor of Microbiology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has more than 30 years of experience in studying protein structures, especially viruses, with a list of over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles. He holds seven patents on various technologies and compositions of matter, including inhibitors of influenza virus and chromogenic substrates of sialidase. He received his BS degree from Wuhan University in 1982, and his PhD from Purdue University in 1987.

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Research Interest :

His main research interests focus on protein structures of negative strand RNA viruses (NSV), such as vesicular stomatitis virus and influenza virus, solved by X-ray crystallography and cryoEM. The new discovery leads to a new paradigm for how the NSV nucleocapsid is assembled and how it serves as the template for virus specific RNA synthesis. The novel structure of viral proteins also aids in design of new antiviral drugs.

 

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Sumner Burstein

Sumner Burstein
Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
USA

Biography :

Dr. Sumner Burstein obtained his PhD from Wayne State University in 1959. He did his Postdoctoral Training in1960 at Weizmann Institute.

 Biography
Research Interest :

The Mechanism of Action of the Cannabinoids.

 

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Thomas P Davis

Thomas P Davis
Professor
University of Missouri
USA
Tel. 520-626-7643

Biography :


 

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Research Interest :

Our laboratory continues its long-term biodistribution/ pharmacokinetics research program, funded by N.I.H. continuously, since 1981, by studying mechanisms involved in delivering drugs across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) to the central nervous system (CNS) in pathological disease states. We have recently discovered that specific drug transporters are affected by pathologies such as the CNS hypoxia/reperfusion component of stroke and peripheral pain and, therefore, can be targeted to enhance delivery. We are also actively studying the effect of peripheral inflammatory pain and hypoxia/reoxygenation stress on paracellular permeability and tight junction organization at the BBB. We have recently shown that short-term hypoxic stress leads to significant alterations in BBB permeability that can be reversed by Tempol, a free radical scavenger, suggesting that oxidative stress plays a critical role in altering BBB functional integrity during pathophysiological insult. This work has significant consequences to the study of stroke. Additionally, we have shown that peripheral inflammatory pain has significant effects on BBB structure and function characterized by changes in oligomeric assemblies of the key tight junction protein occludin and altered functional expression of the drug efflux transporter P-glycoprotein.

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Robert H Broyles

Robert H Broyles
Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Robert H Broyles, Founder and President of The Sickle Cell Cure Foundation, earned a BS (Chemistry) and PhD (biochemistry) from Wake Forest University and its Medical Center and obtained post-doctoral training with a National Institute of Health fellowship from Florida State University. He served five years as an Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and 34 years of professorships in the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma. His current appointments are Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Professor of Pediatrics (Adjunct) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He served as Senior Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in the Hematology Program and the Laboratory of Chemical Biology of NIDDK, as a Lecturer in the Embryology Course of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and as Research Member of the Free Radical Biology & Aging Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Organ culture techniques especially applied to liver, stem cell differentiation and molecular engineering by gene regulation therapy, Natural products & biological molecules as pharmaceuticals/nutraceuticals.

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Mihail Lucian PASCU

Mihail Lucian PASCU
Professor
National Institute for Laser
Romania
Tel. 0040-21-457-4524
Fax: 0040-21-457-57-39

Biography :

Dr. Mihail Lucian graduated from Physics Faculty of the University of Bucharest in the Optics and Spectroscopy field in 1968 and obtained PhD in Physics at the same faculty in 1974. The PhD thesis content was obtained mainly wihin an US - Romania cooperation programme and it is a contribution to the optogalvanic spectroscopy field. In 1975, he founded the Laser Spectroscopy Group, that covered until today, the following topics: tunable lasers, basic laser spectroscopy of complex molecules, biomolecular spectroscopy, spectroscopy applications in environment pollution, medicine and pharmacology, laser optofluidics. Currently he is a senior research scientist at the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bucharest and professor, head of PhD at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Bucharest in the Optics Laser and Spectroscopy field.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research interest focuses on tunable dye lasers, tunable semiconductor lasers, tunable solid state lasers, chaotic emission of laser systems, nitrogen pulsed lasers and ns, ps, fs low power, high power and extremly high power pulsed lasers. Spectroscopy of complex molecules: pollutants, medicines etc. Optofluidics: laser spectroscopy of micro and nanodroplets. Lasers use in multiple drug resistance acquired by bacteria and cancer tumours. Lasers applications in medicine and biology. Lasers applications in environment monitoring and protection. Lasers in life sciences. Lasers in food sciences and Lasers in materials processing.

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Eugen Carasevici

Eugen Carasevici
Professor
Regional Institute of Oncology
Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology
Romania
Tel. 40-232-213-212
Fax: 40-232-213-212
Read Interview session with Eugen Carasevici

Biography :

Dr. Eugen Carasevici is working as a Professor at Regional Institute of Oncology in Romania. He is also a Professor and Consultant of Immunology and Laboratory Immunology in Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, St. Spiridon Clinic and Emergency County Hospital and Laboratory of Immunology & Genetics.

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Research Interest :

His research interests are Oncology and immunology, with special interest in stromal immune system in tumors and tissue immune control units.

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Jesus J Pintor Just

Jesus J Pintor Just
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology IV
Complutense University of Madrid
Spain
Tel. 0034-91394-6859
Fax: 0034-91394-6885

Biography :

Dr. Jesus Pintor in 1989 was awarded his Ms.C. in Biological Science from the University Complutense of Madrid Spain. In 1993 he received a PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the same University. He was Assistant Professor, lecturer in the Biochemistry Department of the School of Optics of the same University, from 1993 up to 2010. Since the year 2001 he became Director of this Department. In 2011 he was promoted to Full Professor. He made three scientific stays in foreign Research Institutions, in University Johann Wolfgan Goethe, Germany 1990, in the Institute Bogomoletz Kiev, Ukraine 1992 and in the University College London, UK 1994. His research activity is focused in the Intraocular Pressure (IOP)-Glaucoma since 1998, new treatments for the Dry-Eye Syndrome, since 2000 and research in Achondroplasia since 2003. He is author in 165 publications in Book Articles and Scientific Journals, owner of 19 patents and participated in 49 research Projects.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Jesus Pintor research focuses on Intraocular Pressure (IOP)-Glaucoma, Achondroplasia and Dry-Eye Syndrome.

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Volodymyr I Lushchak

Volodymyr I Lushchak
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Precarpathian National University
Ukraine
Tel. 38-0342-714683
Fax: 38-0342-714683

Biography :

Dr. Volodymyr I Lushchak is graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Soviet Union) in 1982. In 1986 he defended PhD and in 2002 D.Sc. dissertations, and in 2004 obtained full professor title. In 1987-1998 he worked in Southern Seas Biology Institute of Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and in 1998 joined Vassyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University in Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine), where currently he is a head of Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. He also worked at universities and research institutes of Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Finland, Poland, Sweden and Germany.

 Biography
Research Interest :

The scientific interests of Dr. Lushchak are related to effects of environmental conditions and molecular aspects of adaptive responses in bacteria, fungi, plants and animals and pharmacological regulation of adaptive potential. Although interested in general aspects of metabolism regulation, his interests are mainly focused on the homeostasis of reactive species of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon.

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Janice Edna Knepper

Janice Edna Knepper
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Villanova University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Janice Edna Knepper received her PhD from Brown University in 1979. She completed her Post-Doctoral training in John Hopkins University in 1982. She is currently working as an Associate Professor of Biology in Villanova University.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Molecular biology and virology.

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Jean Leandro dos Santos

Jean Leandro dos Santos
Professor
School of Pharmaceutical Science
State University of Sao Paulo
Brazil

Biography :

The professor Jean Leandro dos Santos works at Laboratory of research and drug development (Lapdesf) in School of Pharmaceutical Science - State University of São Paulo (Brazil). Nowadays he works with Drug Design and Development of new drugs for Neglected Disease such as tuberculosis, leprosy and sickle cell disease. Furthermore, he is responsible for the pharmacology bioassays for the Lapdsf. He has many papers and patents published mainly in neglected disease subject.

 Biography
Research Interest :

He works on Drug Design and Development of new drugs for Neglected Disease such as tuberculosis, leprosy and sickle cell disease.

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Mamdouh Moawad Ali

Mamdouh Moawad Ali
Professor
National Research Centre
Egypt
Tel. 002-02-3335986
Fax: 002-02-33370931

Biography :

Prof. Dr. Mamdouh Moawad Ali is a Professor in the Biochemistry Department at National Research Centre, Egypt. He worked as a Researcher Assistance from 17 July 1994 to 24 January 1996 in the National Research Centre of Egypt. He also worked as Assistant Professor and Professor in the National Research Centre in Egypt. He received many awards, fellowships, Professional Memberships and International Memberships.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Evaluation the biological and pharmaceutical properties including anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidative stress, analgesic effect etc. of different organism’s products.

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Dexin Kong

Dexin Kong
Professor
Department of Molecular-targeted Anticancer Drug Discovery
Tianjin Medical University
China
Tel. 86-22-23542805
Fax: 86-22-23542775

Biography :

He is working as a Professor in School of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Tianjin Medical University, China. He worked as a Senior Scientist at Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research in Japan. He is a member in American Association of Cancer Research, Japanese Cancer Association, Japanese Association for Molecular Target Therapy of Cancer.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Molecular Pharmacology, Natural Product Chemistry and Herbal Medicine.

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Tarek Aboul-Fadl Mohamed Hassan

Tarek Aboul-Fadl Mohamed Hassan
Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
King Saud University
Saudi Arabia

Biography :

Dr. Tarek Aboul-Fadl is a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Faculty of Pharmacy, Assiut University in Egypt. He received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry from Assiut University (1994) under the channel system and joint supervision scheme between Assiut University and Josai University, Japan. He performed his postdoctoral training as a postdoctoral research fellow and Scientist at Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria (1997- 1998), Institute of Pharmacy and Food Chemistry, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (1999) and Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utah, USA (2001-2002 and 2004-2005). He joined Department of Medicinal Chemistry as an assistant Professor in 1994, then promoted to associate Professor in 1999 and to Professor  in 2004. He is a member of Egyptian Syndicate of Pharmacists since 1984, Egyptian Society of Pharmacists since 1994, American Chemical Society since 2002 and The Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New TB Drugs (WGND) since Feb. 2010. 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Prodrugs and chemical delivery systems.
Design and development of antituburcular drugs.
Design and development of cell cycle inhibitors as a potential anticancer agents.
Synthesis of organoselenium derivatives with potential cancer preventive activity.
Peptide nucleic acids and Oligonucleotids as antiviral agents.
Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of small combinatorial library with potential biological activity
 

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Osaretin Albert Taiwo EBUEHI

Osaretin Albert Taiwo EBUEHI
Professor
Department of Biochemistry College of Medicine
University of Lagos
Nigeria
Tel. 234-1-8975417
Fax: 234-1-5851432

Biography :

Dr. Osaretin Albert Taiwo EBUEHI is a Professor of Biochemistry of the University of Lagos in Nigeria. He is currently the Head of Department of Biochemistry in the University of Lagos. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian. He is a prolific writer and has over 100 scientific papers to his credit. He is a member of several professional bodies and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His areas of interest include Neurochemistry, Biochemical Pharmacology, Nutritional Biochemistry, Natural products and food science.

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Manal Abdel Aziz Hamed

Manal Abdel Aziz Hamed
Professor
Department of Therapeutic Chemistry
National Research Center
Egypt

Biography :

Manal Abdel Aziz Hamed is a Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Therapeutic Chemistry at National Research Center of Egypt.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Infectious and endemic diseases and Natural products

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Leelavinothan Pari

Leelavinothan Pari
Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Annamalai University
India
Tel. 0091 9442307582
Fax: 0091 4144 238145

Biography :

Dr. Leelavinothan Pari served as Biochemist, during 1989 to 1992 in Annamalai University. He served as a Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology during 1992 to 2000 in Annamalai University. He served as a Professor during 2007 to 2010 in Annamalai University for Biochemistry & Biotechnology. He is having memberships in American Diabetes Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Indian & International Society for Atherosclerosis, Indian Biomedical Scientist, Society of Biological Chemist, India.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Toxicology & Pharmacology, Anti-diabetic & Hepatoprotective Drug Research (Synthetic and Plant Derived Phytochemicals).

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Yoon

Yoon
Professor
Department of Life Sciences
Mokwon University
Korea

Biography :

Dr. Yoon received her Ph.D. in 1990 from the Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. After 3 years of post-doctoral study at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, she moved to the Mokwon University in 1994.  In 2006, she became a professor at the Department of Life Sciences and in 2011 became a dean at the College of Science and Technology, Mokwon University. She received the Outstanding Research Efforts Award from the Mokwon University 2 times and the Best Paper Award from The Korean Society for Biomedical Laboratory Sciences 2 times. She had served on the editorial boards of "Pharmacological Research" and "Journal of Experimental & Biomedical Sciences". She is the author or co-author of more 70 articles and the co-inventor of 7 patents.

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Research Interest :

Her studies are largely focused on the obesity and its related disorders such as type 2 diabetes and NAFLD: 1) the role of PPARa in obesity, 2) the role of the angiogenesis inhibitors in obesity and its metabolic diseases, 3) the role of ginseng in obesity and its metabolic diseases.

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Jing Liang

Jing Liang
Associate Professor
Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
UCLA School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

My role is Principal Investigator. I have more than 10 years experience in drug development including 1) an herbal ginseng saponin; 2) OPC21268, vasopressin V1 antagonist, an anti-hypertension drug; and 3) Fasudil Hydrochloride (INN), a potent Rho-kinase inhibitor and vasodilator for the treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage. In 2000, I joined Dr. Richard W. Olsen’s alcohol research team. My major research interests have been in the mechanisms underlying alcohol use disorders (AUD). I have considerable experience in studies related to alcohol-induced behavioral and physiological alterations, particularly GABAA receptor (GABAAR) plasticity. I had numerous high level publications. I have demonstrated chronic intermittent ethanol (CIE) induced changes in a1/a4 containing GABAAR, also characterized, at least partially, a2 containing GABAAR properties. Based on the knowledge I obtained from alcohol studies, I started the development of therapeutic agents for AUD from 2005. I got NIH grant entitled “Mechanisms underlying effects of Hovenia-dihydromyricetin on alcohol intoxication” (PI: J. Liang, NIH R21AA017991, 9/2009 - 2/2012) for supporting the drug development work. I led my team and found a promising effective compound from herbal medications, dihydromyricetin, for alcohol- induced problems. Our manuscript (Publication #4) has been selected to be the hottest topic in the week and reported by Science News, ABC, NBC live news, and the most major Media in the world. In addition, my team is developing the anti-neurodegeneration drug. Through UCLA Office of Intellectual Property Administration, I have gotten four patents (See Invention and Patent part) and plan to do in depth mechanism studies on the compound’s actions and study its effectiveness in humans. I am also able to continuously get the funding from commercial foundations to support my research.

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Research Interest :

My role is Principal Investigator. My major interests have been in the mechanisms underlying alcohol use disorders (AUD). Currently, my researches are focusing on developing the therapeutic agents for AUD and anti-neurodegeneration drug. I lead my team and we have found a promising compound from herbal medications, dihydromyricetin, for alcohol-induced problems. In addition, my team is developing the anti-neurodegeneration drug. Through UCLA, I have gotten four patents. In addition to NIH grant support, I also got the fundings from commercial foundations for my research.

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Ricardo Ferraz

Ricardo Ferraz
School of Health Technology
Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Portugal
Tel. 351-9665-444-71
Read Interview session with Ricardo Ferraz

Biography :

Ricardo Ferraz (1979) is Professor at the School of Health Technology Polytechnic Institute of Porto. He graduated in Chemistry in 2002 and received his Master degree in 2006 at the Faculty of Science, University of Porto. He has worked under the Supervision of Paula Gomes devoted to the study of the stereochemistry of imidazolidin-4-one derivatives of primaquine in ring closure. At the moment he is finishing his PhD at the Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon under the Supervision of Christina Prudencio, John Paul Noronha and Zeljko Petrovski. His thesis is focused on the development of new ionic liquids the active pharmaceutical ingredients.

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Research Interest :

His research interests focuses on peptide synthesis, Ionic liquids as active pharmaceutical ingredients, antibiotic resistance & development of new drugs.

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Bhattacharyya S

Bhattacharyya S
Imaging Probe Development Group
National Cancer Institute at Frederick
USA
Tel. 301-846-1930

Biography :

Dr. Bhattacharyya completed his PhD in Chemistry from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 2001. He joined at Chemistry department of Indiana University, Bloomington as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Jeffrey M. Zaleski where his research was focused on ‘Synthesis cyclic and acyclic enediynes and their cyclization studies. He then investigated on molecular probe development at Indiana University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School with Prof. Timothy R. DeGrado. In 2009, Dr. Bhattacharyya started a new imaging probe development program at NCI-Frederick under SAIC to support cancer imaging program of NCI with novel imaging probe for preclinical and clinical studies.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Synthesis and preclinical evaluation of target specific imaging agents.

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Jiyan Ma

Jiyan Ma
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Ohio State University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Jiyan Ma is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at Ohio State University in USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on Protein misfolding, Amyloid fiber and amyloidogenic proteins, Prion, Prion disease (transmissible spongiform encephalopathy), Neurodegenerative diseases associated with protein misfolding and Biological effects of vitamin E and vitamin E quinones.

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Anil Bamezai

Anil Bamezai
Associate Professor
Villanova University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Anil Bamezai completed his B.S. in Jammu University, India during 1979. He completed his M.S. in Jammu University, India during 1982. He did his PhD in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India during 1987. He completed his Post-Doctoral in Harvard Medical School, USA in 1990.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Bamezai’s research interests are in the area of cell and molecular Immunology. His research interest encompasses the field of lymphocyte biology. A major goal of his research is to understand mechanisms underlying regulation of CD4+ T lymphocyte responses to protein antigens. Focus of research in his laboratory is on a set of glycosylphosphatidyl-inositol (GPI)-anchored proteins housed in membrane rafts.

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Hong-Sheng Wang

Hong-Sheng Wang
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
USA
Tel. 513-558-2379

Biography :

Hong-Sheng Wang received his undergraduate degree from University of Science and Technology of China and his PhD degree from the Department of Neuroscience at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He joined the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2002 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics. His research interest includes the effect of estrogenic endocrine disruptors on the heart and the role of ion channels in cardiac physiology and diseases.

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Research Interest :

His lab is interested in the sex-specific effects and underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms of environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals (eg, bisphenol A) and endogenous estrogen on the physiology of the heart and their role in cardiac diseases. A second major focus of the lab is on the role of ion channels in controlling the electrical and mechanical properties of cardiac cells, and how alterations of ion channel properties contribute to abnormal myocyte electrical and mechanical properties in various disease conditions such as heart failure and arrhythmias. They employ electrophysiology, imaging, protein chemistry and molecular biology techniques in the lab. In addition, we use mathematical modeling and the real-time dynamic clamp technique to address these questions.

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Takeshi Nabe

Takeshi Nabe
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Kyoto Pharmaceutical University
Japan

Biography :

Takeshi Nabe, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Kyoto Pharmaceutical University. Previously, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the same university. He had University Memberships with many Academic Societies like The Japanese Pharmacological Society (Representative), Japanese Society of Allergology (Representative), The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (Member), The Japanese Society of Immunology (Member), The American Association of Immunologists (Active Regular Member), Japanese Society of Ocular Pharmacology (Councilor), The Japanese Society of Inflammation and Regeneration (Member).

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Research Interest :

His research focuses on Strategies for suppression of allergic diseases including asthma, Cellular and molecular mechanisms for allergic inflammation and Regulation of allergic inflammation by Tr1 cells.

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Dimitrios Bikiaris

Dimitrios Bikiaris
Associate Professor
Chemistry Department
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Greece
Tel. 30-2310-997812

Biography :

Dimitrios N Bikiaris is an Associate Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Technology in the Department of Chemistry at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has a large research experience in the field of Polymer Chemistry and Technology, in synthesis of new biocompatible polymers and their applications as drug delivery carriers. He has co-authored more than 170 publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than 128 in conference proceedings and 4 chapters in international books. He has served as reviewer in 70 scientific journals. He is the co-inventor of 12 international patents. His current research focuses on the synthesis of new biocompatible aliphatic polyesters and their applications for drug nanoencapsulation and the preparation of drug solid dispersions.

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Research Interest :

His research focuses on synthesis of new biocompatible polymers, study of polymer blends, derivatization of natural polymers (starch, chitosan), polymer composites and nano-composites, application of polymers as excipients for pharmaceutical uses, drug delivery systems, investigation of nanoparticles as effective drug carriers.

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Krzysztof Jozwiak

Krzysztof Jozwiak
Associate Professor
Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry and Neuroengineering
Medical University of Lublin
Poland
Tel. 4881-756-4862
Fax: 4881-756-4860

Biography :

Professor Krzysztof Jozwiak following his graduation in 2000 started 3 year postodctoral training under the supervision of Dr. IW Wainer in Laboratory of Clinical Investigations, National Institute on Aging, NIH, USA. Then he was a postdoctoral scientist in the International Institute of Molecular and cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland. Currently he continues his scientific activity at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University fo Lublin, Poland.

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Research Interest :

His research interests concerns interdisciplinary combination of experimental and computational characterization of interactions between drug molecules and their protein targets, molecular (neuro) pharmacology and drug design. He is particularly interested in studying allosteric modulators of nicotinic receptors, potentiators of AMPA receptors as well as agonists of the beta2- adrenergic receptor.

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Dong-Wook HAN

Dong-Wook HAN
Associate Professor
Department of Applied Nanoscience
Pusan National University
Korea
Tel. 82-55-350-5302
Fax: 82-55-350-5299

Biography :

Dr. Dong-Wook HAN is working as a Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Nanoscience at Pusan National University, Korea. He completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Yonsei University, Korea.

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His research focuses on Applied Nanoscience and Nanoscience & Nanotechnology.

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Milen Ivanov Georgiev

Milen Ivanov Georgiev
Associate Professor
Insitute of Microbiology
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Bulgaria

Biography :

Milen Ivanov Georgiev is an Associated Professor of Applied Biotechnologies in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria. He is a member of Phytochemical Society of Europe, Phytochemical Society of North America and European Federation of Biotechnology. He received Pythagoras award for best young Bulgarian scientist under 35, Marin Drinov award for the best young Bulgarian scientist in biological science and included in Who’s Who in the World, 26th Edition (2009).

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His research focuses on Plant in vitro systems, Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformations, Secondary metabolism (biosynthesis of iridoids, phenylpropanoids, alkaloids), Bioreactor systems and bioengineering, NMR Metabolomics, Optimization of bioprocesses, Evaluation of biological activities (antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors) and Biomonitoring through flow cytometry.

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Seyeon Park

Seyeon Park
Associate Professor
Department of Applied Chemistry
Dongduk Women’s University
Korea

Biography :

Dr. Seyeon Park, PhD is working as a Associate Professor in Department of Applied Chemistry, Dongduk Women’s University, Korea. She is the Advisory Editorial Board member of the journal Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine (CPPM). She is also the Member of Korean Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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Her research focuses on Cellular Biochemistry, Applied Chemistry, Translational Medicine.

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Adisorn Ratanaphan

Adisorn Ratanaphan
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Prince of Songkla University
Thailand

Biography :

Dr. Adisorn Ratanaphan is an Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. He recieved his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Prince of Songkla University and M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Mahidol University, Thailand, and Dr. rer. nat. in Biotechnology & Biochemistry from Universität Regensburg, Germany. Upon completion of his doctorate in Regensburg in 1994, he involved in the establishment of the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences where he works. He received post-graduate training at Chiba University, Japan where he conducted mutation research, and attended the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Course on Biotechnological Processing at Institute of Biotechnology, National University of Mexico, Cuernavaca, Mexico. He joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Technical University of Munich where he carried out studies on high-throughput genotyping of the dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase gene. He visited Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany and Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland where he earned experience on protein characterization. His current research is focused on functional and structural characterization of mutant BRCA1 proteins that predispose individual to breast and ovarian cancer, and targeting BRCA1 DNA repair pathway by platinum/ruthenium-based drugs in breast cancer chemotherapy.

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His research focuses on mechanism of action of anticancer platinum/ruthenium drugs in cancer chemotherapy, targeting BRCA1 DNA repair pathway by platinum/ruthenium drugs in estrogen receptor-positive, estrogen receptor-negative, and BRCA1-associated breast cancers, Mutation screening of breast cancer suppressor gene BRCA1, Functional and structural studies of breast cancer suppressor protein BRCA1, High-throughput genotyping by DHPLC of the dihydro- pyrimidine dehydrogenase gene.

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Onur Koyuncu

Onur Koyuncu
Associate Professor
Department of Botany
Osmangazi University
Turkey

Biography :

Dr. Onur Koyuncu working as a associate Proffesor in department of Botany, Eski┼čehir Osmangazi University, Turkey.

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He Works on flora, ethnobotany, plant genetic, plant systematic and pharmacology.

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Heba Sayed Ahmed Ali Elzahabi

Heba Sayed Ahmed Ali Elzahabi
Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Faculty of Pharmacy
Al Azhar University
Egypt
Tel. 010-752-0490

Biography :

Heba Sayed Ahmed Elzahabi was born in Egypt in 1971, She received her B. Sc. in pharmaceutical sciences in 1993 (with a class of Honor Degree) from Cairo University, college of pharmacy and M. Sc. on "Synthesis, characterization and studying the anticonvulsant activity of some novel diphenic acid derivatives" in 1998 from Al-Azhar University, college of pharmacy (Girls Branch). She achieved her PhD study on investigating the anti-inflammatory, analgesic antipyretic of some novel quinoxaline and furoquinoxaline derivatives using the bioisosterism concept. Recently, she is appointed as associate professor at Al-Azhar University, college of pharmacy. As a postdoctoral research, researches was oriented for searching a new anticancer agents and screening many compounds on different cancer cell lines in NCI USA, as well as doing in vitro study against some enzymes believed to play a role in cancer develop. Now she achieve a study in organometallic field interesting in searching the effect of metal chelation on the organic ligand of known therapeutic action, with handling a full thermal analysis of organometallic compounds.

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As a postdoctoral research, researches was oriented for searching a new anticancer agents and screening many compounds on different cancer cell lines in NCI USA, as well as doing in vitro study against some enzymes believed to play a role in cancer develop. Now she achieve a study in organometallic field interesting in searching the effect of metal chelation on the organic ligand of known therapeutic action, with handling a full thermal analysis of organometallic compounds.

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Yonghe Li

Yonghe Li
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Southern Research Institute
USA
Tel. 205-581-2750
Fax: 205-581-2093

Biography :

Dr. Yonghe Li joined Southern Research Institute as an Advanced Research Biochemist in 2005 after working as a Research Instructor at Washington University. He also currently serves as an adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and is a member of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Li received his B.S. in Pharmacology from Shanghai Medical University in China and his PhD in Biochemistry from James Cook University in Australia. He completed his postdoctoral training in cell biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Research Interest :

The canonical Wnt signaling pathway is important in stem cell biology and embryonic development and can lead to tumor formation when aberrantly activated. Dr. Li′s research interests center around the canonical Wnt signaling pathway in cancer. Current projects in this area include: • Defining the roles of Wnt co-receptor LRP6 and its regulators in cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis; • Exploring cancer chemopreventive and therapeutic effects of Wnt signaling inhibitors including natural compounds, synthetic agents, recombinant proteins, and peptides; • Identifying small molecule inhibitors of the canonical Wnt signaling pathway.

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Sung-Kun Kim

Sung-Kun Kim
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Baylor University
USA
Tel. 254-710-2581
 

Biography :

Hanyang University, Department of Chemistry, BS
Hanyang University, Department of Chemistry, MS
Texas Tech University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PhD
Texas Tech University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PostDoc
Baylor University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Assistant Professor.
 

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Research Interest :

Drug Discovery using rational and combinatorial approaches (target enzymes: metallo-beta-lactamases, sulfonucleotide reductases)
Mechanism studies of redox proteins (APS reductases, glutaredoxins, thioredoxins, and arsenate reductase).

 

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Keith E. Jackson

Keith E. Jackson
Department of Physiology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
USA
Tel. 504-988-1444
Fax: 504-588-2675

Biography :

My name is Keith E. Jackson and I am originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I went to Southern University, where I received a pre-Medicine/Biology degree and I went on to graduate school at the University of North Texas HSC in Fort Worth, Texas. I post-doc for one year at UNTHSC and for two years at the Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans and I was an instructor of Physiology for two years before joining the faculty here in the College of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology. My selfish interests center on spending quality time with the family traveling and doing children friendly activities. In addition I also enjoy restoring older model cars. My research interests lie in studying whole animal integrative physiology with emphasis on hypertension. The goal of our research studies is to understand the controlling mechanisms, which lead to the development and maintenance of an elevation in mean arterial pressure in hypertensive patients and subsequent end-organ cardiovascular and renal damage.

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Research Interest :

Identifying novel therapeutic strategies for the prevention and treatment of hypertension,studying cardiovascular function in various animal models of hypertension,studying renal function (hemodynamics and clearance) in various animal models of hypertension and investigating the roles of prophins and gases messengers in hypertension and diabetes
 

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Yong-Yu Liu

Yong-Yu Liu
Molecular Pharmacologist of Cancer
University of Louisiana at Monroe
USA
Tel. 318-342-1709
Fax: 318-342-1737

Biography :

Yong-Yu Liu, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, earned MD from Soochow University School of Medicine and PhD in Biochemistry from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, obtained post-doctoral training in molecular endocrinology and oncology from University of Rome-Tor Vergata, University of Manitoba, and John Wayne Cancer Institute. His early work in type II diabetes found that the combination of pancreatic isles damage with high-fat and high-glucose diet can be used to establish type II diabetic models and hybrid receptor (insulin receptor/insulin-like growth factor receptor) is one risk factor for insulin resistance. With interest in molecular therapeutics of cancer, Dr. Liu discovered ceramide glycosylation is critical for the drug resistance of cancer cells. His works show glycosphingolipids, particular globo-series glycosphingolipids participate in gene regulation, enhancing drug efflux and maintaining the stemness of cancer stem cells. His group first reported that wild-type p53 protein can be restored by ceramide-induced post-transcriptional modification in p53 mutant cancer. 

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Research Interest :

Identification of cancer stem cells, Nanoparticle and oligonucleotide delivery, Epigenetic effects on gene regulation and RNA splicing, Characterization molecular markers and therapeutic targets for cancer treatment, Microarray design & gene profiling, Anticancer drug discovery and development (antisense oligonucleotide, siRNA/shRNA, enzyme inhibitors), Evaluation of drug efficiency in in vitro, in vivo models, Gene cloning & gene identification, Establishing transgenic mice/tumor-bearing mice, Signal transduction of growth arrest/apoptosis in cancer chemotherapy.
 

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Thomas L. Selby

Thomas L. Selby
Department of Chemistry
Cell Biology/Biochemistry Program
Bucknell University
USA
Fax: 570-577-1739

Biography :

Thomas L. Selby (Tom) entered the United States Marine Corps in 1986 just after finishing high school in Doylestown OH. He spent 4 years in active duty in the Far East before returning stateside to finish his active duty service as a marksmanship instructor. Following his military service he earned his B.S. (magna cum laude) in Chemistry in 1994 at the University of Akron while carrying out research with Chrys Wesdemiotis. Tom did his graduate work with Ming-Daw Tsai at The Ohio State University and finished his Ph.D. in 1999. His thesis focused on structure-function studies of the tumor suppressor proteins p16-INK4 and p15. His post-doctoral work was performed with Ray Stevens at the Scripps Research Institute and focused on x-ray crystallographic studies of axon-guidance proteins and high-throughput crystallographic technologies. Tom is currently at Bucknell University and works in the area of structure-function relationships of signaling proteases and inositol cleaving enzymes. 

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Works in the area of structure-function relationships of signaling proteases and inositol cleaving enzymes.
 

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George M Langford

George M Langford
Syracuse University
USA
Tel. 315-443-7657
Fax: 315-443-2012

Biography :

Dr. George M Langford received his PhD from Illinois Institute of Technology during 1971and completed Postdoctoral Fellowship in the University of Pennsylvania during 1971-1973.

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Research Interest :

Cell and Molecular Biology of the Actin Cytoskeleton in Health and Disease: Axonal Transport in Nerve Cells and Fungal Pathogenesis of Epithelial Cells.

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Natalia Andrea Riobo

Natalia Andrea Riobo
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Jefferson Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Natalia A. Riobo received her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2001 and underwent postdoctoral training in Developmental Biology and Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania during 2001-2006.  Currently, she is working as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Thomas Jefferson University. She is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like American Journal of Pathology and the Journal of Molecular Signaling. She has authored more than 30 research articles/books in mammalian Hedgehog signaling and nitric oxide pathophysiology. She is a member of the American Heart Association and ad hoc member in study sections of several funding agencies.

 

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Research Interest :

Signal transduction mechanisms employed by mammalian Hedgehog proteins in stem cells, endothelium and stromal fibroblasts in the context of cardiovascular regenerative medicine and cancer biology
 

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Seetharama D. S. Jois

Seetharama D. S. Jois
Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Louisiana at Monroe
USA
Tel. 318-342-1993
Fax: 318-342-1737

Biography :

(1994) PhD, Molecular Biophysics, Indian Institute of Science, Molecular Biophysics Unit, Bangalore, India; (1984 - 1986) M.Sc, Solid State Physics, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India; (1981 - 1984) B.Sc, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.

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Research Interest :

Drug design, medicinal chemistry and structural biology along with cellular assay.
 

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Guo-Chang Fan

Guo-Chang Fan
Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics
University of Cincinnati
USA
Tel. 513-558-2340

Biography :

Dr. Fan received his PhD degree from Zhejiang University in 1998. He subsequently was trained at the Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine as postdoc. In 2000, he moved to the University of Cincinnati and involved in lupus study for one year, then switched to cardiovascular research. Dr. Fan was the first to show that Hsp20 has multiple roles in protection of hearts against several stress stimuli including ischemial reperfusion, doxorubicin, endotoxin, chronic exposure of isoproterenol, and hypoxia. In 2009, he was promoted to assistant professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, University of Cincinnati. Recently, his research team has elucidated the roles of extracellular Hsp20 in angiogenesis and microRNA in ischemic heart disease.

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The research focuses in the Fan laboratory include: 1) MicroRNA regulation and response to heart attack and septic shock, 2) Intra-cellular and extra-cellular Hsp20 in cardiovascular disease and angiogenesis, and 3) Autophagy and exosomes in cardiovascular disease. The long-term goal of their study is to develop the therapeutic targets reagents for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Research approaches employed in the Fan lab are utilizing transgenic knockout animal models and gene-engineered cardiomyocytes stem cells to dissect the contribution of miRNAs Hsp20 autophagy exosomes to cardiac pathophysiology.

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Leonard Amaral

Leonard Amaral
Institute of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Portugal
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Biography :

Leonard Amaral, M.D., PhD, Emeritus Professor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Distinguished Invited Scientist Fellow of the Fundacao de Ciencias e Tecnologia de Portugal.
Areas of current main contributions:
Development of therapy by which the resistance of MDR/XDR Mtb is by-passed and the non-killing macrophage is transformed into a killer of MDR/XDR Mtb.
Therapy of MDR/XDR TB with an inexpensive drug that is beyond patent protection, has no serious toxicity and has been now shown to cure XDR TB.
Development of new methods for the characterisation, evaluation and assessment of efflux pumps that render bacteria and cancer cells resistant to therapy.
Demonstration of biophysical/biochem mechanisms by which efflux pumps render bacteria multi-drug resistant.
Development of new theories for therapy of cancer based upon the 2nd law of thermodynamics.

Publication Record; over 200 scientific articles in Peer Review International Journals
Publications in Bacteriology, Immunology, Hematology, Clinical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Endocrinology, Cancer, Human Embryology, Methods for Clinical Laboratories
Research Activity:
Development of drugs that are active (kill) against intracellular MDRTB and XDRTB.
Development of methods that assess and evaluate efflux pump activity of MDR bacteria.
Mechanisms by which efflux pumps are genetically controlled and regulated.
Development of agents that inhibit and or regulate efflux pumps.
Control of permeability of MDR bacteria to antibiotics.
Development of drugs that inhibit ABC transporters of mdr cancer cells.
Collaboration with 38 European Scientists from 33 countries via the Cost Action Programmes of the Eur Comm/Eur Sci FND-Cost Action B16 and BM0701 (ATENS).
Research supported by the Foundation of Science and Technology of Portugal
Workshops supported by the European Science Foundation
Interactive and cooperative projects supported by treaties between Portugal and participating EU countries
Leader in clinical trials for therapy of MDR/XDR TB infections.
 

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Research Interest :

Development of drugs that are active (kill) against intracellular MDRTB and XDRTB.
Development of methods that assess and evaluate efflux pump activity of MDR bacteria.
Mechanisms by which efflux pumps are genetically controlled and regulated.
Development of agents that inhibit and or regulate efflux pumps.
Control of permeability of MDR bacteria to antibiotics.
Development of drugs that inhibit ABC transporters of mdr cancer cells.
 

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Xudong Huang

Xudong Huang
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
USA
Tel. 617-724-9778
Fax: 617-726-4078

Biography :

Dr. Xudong Huang is an assistant professor of Harvard Medical School (HMS), and the Co-director for Neurochemistry Lab at Psychiatry Department of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Huang received his PhD from MIT (Nuclear Science and Engineering). He performed his postdoctoral work at Massachusetts General Hospital MGH/HMS. His current research thrust is to high-throughput screen and design, synthesize, and characterize targeted theranostic compounds for human diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, etc. In addition, his lab is exploring novel applications of biomedical informatics (such as medical image analysis and bioinformatics) and cheminformatics (such as structure-based rational drug design and in-silico drug screening) in systems biology and nanotechnology in translational medicine. Dr. Huang serves on scientific advisory and editorial boards for several research foundations and many scientific journals.

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His current research thrust is to high-throughput screen and design, synthesize, and characterize targeted theranostic compounds for human diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, etc. In addition, his lab is exploring novel applications of biomedical informatics (such as medical image analysis and bioinformatics) and cheminformatics (such as structure-based rational drug design and in-silico drug screening) in systems biology and nanotechnology in translational medicine.

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Qun Zhou

Qun Zhou
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
USA
Tel. 410-706-1615
Fax: 410-706-8297

Biography :

Dr. Qun Zhou completed his M.D. training and primary patient care, and then received PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from West Virginia University. His postdoctoral fellowship undertook in Johns Hopkins University. He has focused a significant problem in breast cancer, the impact of epigenetic regulation (Histone deacetylation and DNA methylation) on gene expression. Early work revealed chromatin configuration including DNA methylation and histone deacetylation forms a repressor complex at the silenced estrogen receptor α (ERα) promoter. His studies provided a new insight that epigenetic regulation is a potential mechanism for ERα gene silencing in the ERα-negative phenotype of patients with breast cancer. His second work was to study how histone deacetylation impacts DNA methytrasnferease in breast cancer. He identified that disruption of Hsp90 function by HDAC inhibitors is a unique mechanism that mediates the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway for DNMT1degradation. As a new independent investigator, he has developed a new research program in microRNAs and defined impact of key miRNAs on cancer stem cell transformation.

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Research Interest :

He has focused a significant problem in breast cancer, the impact of epigenetic regulation (Histone deacetylation and DNA methylation) on gene expression.

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Chi Lu

Chi Lu
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Kentucky 
USA

Biography :

Chi Lu received his bachelor degree in analytical chemistry (in the Department of Environmental Engineering) from Hebei University of Science and Technology, China in 1996 and master degree in materials science from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China in 1999. He obtained a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky in October, 2009. In 2010, he joined the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB, an Institute within the National Institutes Health (NIH) of the USA).
 

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Design, fabrication and characterization of micro-to-nano-scale electronic devices, application of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) in medical diagnoses and investigations. Dr. Chi Lu also participates in tumor immunology studies in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the USA.

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Hideko Kaji

Hideko Kaji
Jefferson Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
USA
Tel. 215-503 6547
Fax: 215-923-7343

Biography :

Some of my major findings involve life’s fundamental processes which include The demonstration that the binding of specific tRNA to the complex of ribosome and synthetic poly-nucleotides. This discovery formed the basis of genetic code determination. First description of the enzyme arginyl tRNA protein transferase (ATE1), which transfers arginine to proteins.ATE1 is now recognized as the key enzyme which plays an important role in protein function and degradation. Discovery that J chain which is an essential protein for the polymerization of polymer immunoglobulins(IgM and IgA) is produced even in cells which does not form polymers. Recent finding that the fourth step of protein synthesis, recycling of ribosomes in eukaryotes is catalyzed by a factor called eEF3 (eukaryotic elongation factor three).I also contributed a great deal to elucidation of the fourth step in prokaryotes catalyzed by ribosome recycling factor (RRF).

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Mohamed Abdellah Ibrahim

Mohamed Abdellah Ibrahim
Department of Pharmacology
Minia University
Egypt

Biography :

Mohamed Abdellah Ibrahim, PhD; MD completed Bachelor degree of Medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.Ch.) (December 1993): Grade very good with honour degree, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Egypt, Master Degree (M.Sc.) in basic medical science (Pharmacology) (December 1998): Grade very good, Pharmacology Dept., Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Egypt, M.Sc. thesis title: “Possible antioxidant effect of calcium channel blockers in suppression of atherosclerosis in cholesterol-fed rabbits”. PhD in Pharmacology (March, 2005): Chiba university, Japan. Thesis title “Nitric oxide modulation in the cardiovascular system of normotensive and diabetic hypertensive rats” MD in Pharmacology (January, 2006): Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Egypt. Clinical Pharmacology Course (2007): karolinska institute, Sweden. Master Degree (M.Sc.) in internal medicine (July, 2010): Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Egypt. Employment Record House-officer (1/3/1994–28/2/1995): Minia University Hospital, Minia, Egypt. Demonstrator of Pharmacology (1/3/1995–21/2/1999): Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Egypt. Associate lecturer of Pharmacology (21/2/1999–31/3/1999): Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Egypt. PhD student (1/1/2001-25/3/2005): in the graduate school of medical and pharmacological sciences, Chiba University, Japan. Lecturer of Pharmacology (1/4/2006 till present): Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Egypt. Teaching Experience Teaching pharmacology for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental students (Experimental, Clinical, and lectures).

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Clinical pharmacology
Experimental pharmacology

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Jong-Sup Bae

Jong-Sup Bae
College of Pharmacy
Kyungpook National University
South Korea

Biography :

Kyungpook National University, BS Kyungpook National University, MS St. Louis University, PhD Kyungpook National University, College of Pharmacy, Assistant Professor.

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Research Interest :

Development drug candidate for severe vascular inflammatory diseases Development of diagnostic kits for detection of severe vascular inflammatory diseases Study on the molecular mechanisms of the vascular barrier protective functions by coagulation cascade factors, peptides or single compound from herbal medicine or synthesized chemicals.

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Ana Catarina Silva

Ana Catarina Silva
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology
University of Porto
Portugal
Tel. 351-2220-78949
Fax: 351-2220-03977

Biography :

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Integrated Master Course, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal, since September 2010, and also from the Pharmaceutical Integrated Master Course, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Fernando Pessoa, Portugal, since September 2009. PhD student at Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, since 2007, with the project entitled “Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) for oral delivery of risperidone” (writing final thesis). Studied Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Fernando Pessoa, Portugal (2000-2006). Undergraduate studies in Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal (1996-2000). Best student award of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Fernando Pessoa, Portugal (2006). She is the first author and co-author of several scientific papers published in international and national journals, and also of proceedings and abstracts presented in international and national conferences.

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1. Oral and topical drug delivery by means of lipid nanoparticles. 2. Nanotoxicology: the potential toxicity of lipid nanoparticles (cell culture and animal studies). 3. Improve drug delivery by means of new nanosystems. 4. In vitro correlations for drug delivery from lipid nanoparticles in simulated gastric medium vs cell culture models (Caco-2 cell lines). Modelling their in vitro kinetic profiles.

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Amany Abd El-Rahim Abdin

Amany Abd El-Rahim Abdin
Department of Pharmacology
Faculty of Medicine
Tanta University
Egypt
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Biography :

Dr. Amany Abd El-Rahim Abdin is working as a assistant professor of Pharmacology , Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Egypt. She is the Member of Egyptian Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ESPET). She is also Member of The Egyptian Society of Clinical Chemistry “Serving Clinical Laboratory Science”.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Neurotoxicity Research
Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
Neurological Research
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
Alternative Medicine Studies

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Haider A. J. Al Lawati

Haider A. J. Al Lawati
Department of Chemistry
Sultan Qaboos University
Sultanate of Oman
Tel. 241-41-481

Biography :

Dr. Haider A. J. Al Lawati is assistant professor in chemistry department - Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. He worked as a head of the chemical analysis unit in the central quality control laboratory –Ministry of Health- for several years. He then worked as deputy quality control manager in the National Pharmaceutical Industries in the Sultanate.
Dr. Al Lawati obtained his PhD from University of Hull on developing microfluidic system for proteomics in 2007. Currently he is the principal investigator for a strategic project on developing microfluidic systems for routine analysis of pharmaceutical samples.
 

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Research Interest :

Chemical analysis
Developing microfluidic systems
 

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Digambara Patra

Digambara Patra
Department of Chemistry
American University of Beirut
Lebanon
Tel. 961-1-350-000
Fax: 961-1-365-217

Biography :

Digambara Patra obtained his Master in Chemistry and Master in Philosophy from Sambalpur University, Orissa, India in 1996 and 1997 respectively. In 2001 he acquired his PhD degree in Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Dr. Patra was a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland in 2001 and Humboldt Research Fellow from 2002-2004 at Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany. He was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow in National Institute of Natural Science Okazaki, Japan from 2004- 2005 and later in Waseda University, Japan from 2005-2006. He was a visiting lecturer in Waseda University from 2006 to 2007. Since 2007 Dr. Patra is continuing as Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He has more than 50 research publications in various international pre-reviewed journals. He was awarded Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship in 2002, Europe Research Fellowship in 2003 and JSPS postdoctoral Fellowship in 2004. He also received Alexander von Humboldt Renewed Research Fellowship in 2010. His research area includes optical sensor, fluorescence spectroscopy & probe, single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy & study, bio-photonics & bio-photophysical chemistry, biomaterials, nanobiotechnology and fluorescence study of natural molecules.

 

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His research area includes optical sensor, fluorescence spectroscopy & probe, single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy & study, bio-photonics & bio-photophysical chemistry, biomaterials, nanobiotechnology and fluorescence study of natural molecules.

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Sujoy Dutta

Sujoy Dutta
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Rosalind Franklin University
USA
Tel. 847-578-8700-7761
Fax: 847-578-3349
 

Biography :

Dr. Sujoy Dutta received his B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1999 and M. Sc. in Biochemistry in 2001 from University of Calcutta (Kolkata) in West Bengal, India, and his PhD degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Illinois, USA in 2007. Dr. Dutta’s post doctoral research experience in the Leishmania research laboratory of the department of Microbiology and Immunology in Rosalind Franklin University includes cell biology and immunology of Leishmaniasis.

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Dr. Dutta′s main research interest is in the area of cell biology and immunology of host-microbe interaction. The research goals are to develop novel strategies for diagnosis, treatment and prevention for microbial infectious diseases. The area of focus is host-parasite interaction using trypanosomatid protozoa Leishmania spp. as the model organism. 
 
 

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Erick Omar Hernandez-Ochoa

Erick Omar Hernandez-Ochoa
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Maryland
USA

Biography :

Dr. Hernández-Ochoa has both M.D. (2000) and PhD (2007) degrees. He earned both degrees from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, Mexico). During his postdoctoral studies (2007-2011) at the laboratory of Professor Dr. Martin F. Schneider, he conducted studies in neurons and skeletal muscle aiming to understand the function of NFATc1, a transcription factor, and S100A1, a calcium-binding protein using electrophysiological approaches. He investigated the patterns of electrical activity that control the activation of NFATc1 in sympathetic neurons. This transcription factor regulates many critical functions such as neuronal development, synaptic plasticity and the axonal growth. He also identified a novel mechanism of regulation of the sympathetic nervous system that innervates the heart when the S100A1 is added extracellularly. This form of regulation might occur during or after a heart attack and the accompanying ischemic damage. In a series of more recent co-authored publications, he and collaborators, demonstrated that S100A1 fine tune the skeletal muscle performance. His current appointment is as a Research Associate at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

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Neuronal and muscular physiology.
Calcium signals and voltage-gated ion channels in excitable cells.
Regulation of calcium signals and excitability in neurons and skeletal muscle. Alterations of voltage gated ion channels function and calcium signaling in neurons and muscle.
Pathophysiology of Diabetes, Denervation and Skeletal Muscle diseases.

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Purushottamachar p. Puranik

Purushottamachar p. Puranik
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
University of Maryland
USA

Biography :

Dr. Purushottamachar Puranik received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2003 from the UICT Mumbai, India. He worked as process chemist in industry (USV Ltd., India) from 2003 to 2004. He undergone postdoctoral training at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and Thomas Jeffreson University, Philadelphia (2005 - 2010). In 2011 he was promoted to Research instructor position and he subsequently (2012) returned to UMB/CBT as a research associate. Dr. Puranik′s research spans the disciplines of pharmaceutical and biomolecular chemistry. Areas of interest are computer aided drug design, organic synthesis, and biological evaluation. His research is focused on design, synthesis and evaluation of Androgen Receptor Down-regulating agents (ARDAs) and Retinoic acid Metabolism Blocking agents (RAMBAs) for Prostate and Breast cancer. Dr. Puranik has a track record of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presenation at various conferences. He is an Editorial Board Member and reviwer of a number of international journals.

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The focus of the Dr. Puranik′s research is on the rational design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel patentable small molecules with potentials to prevent and/or treat prostate and breast cancers. He is also interested in understanding mechanisms of anti-cancer actions of the novel agents. His research is at the interface of medicinal chemistry and pharmacology/oncology to understand the mechanism(s) of action of novel androgen receptor down-regulating agents(ARDAs) androgen synthesis inhibitors and also novel retinoic acid metabolism blocking agents (RAMBAs). These two targets are validated drug targets for the discovery and development of prostate and breast cancer to date and remain an important focus point in modern drug discovery. In his research he uses modern drug discovery tools like structure based drug design (SBDD) and analog based drug design (Pharmacophore modeling, 3D-QSAR) for the rational design of novel agents and lead optimization. He also carry organic synthesis of small molecules and their biological evaluation to achieve his Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmacology goals.

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Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang
Department of Pharmacology
Section of Medical Oncology
Yale School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

Dr. Zhang has received his PhD in the China pharmaceutical university  during the period of June 2003 to June 2008. Currently, he is working as postdoctoral associate in the yale university. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as manager of Core laboratory of Yale cancer center.He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherepeutics and Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Health Care He has authored research articles in the top peer-reviewed journals such as journal of chromatography A and Talanta.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Chemometrics and its related applications to analytical chemists, Drug metabolism & pharmacokinetic studies, Phytochemical analysis and quality assessment of chemicals & traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), Pharmaceutical analysis/ Bio-analytical chemistry.

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Rui Zhu

Rui Zhu
Department of Pharmacology
Yale University School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

Dr. Rui Zhu, has received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Tsinghua University in China in 2008. Since then he has been working as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Pharmacology in Yale University. His researches focused on design and development of small molecules as selective anticancer drugs activated by hypoxic tumor cells. Dr. Zhu’s research articles have been published on international peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Advance Synthetic Catalyst. He is also serving as manuscripts reviewer of several reputed journals like Tetrahedron Letters and Tetrahedron.

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Research Interest :

Cancer chemotherapy; Medicinal chemistry; Drug design; Synthetic methodology

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Hosam Elbaz

Hosam Elbaz
Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
West Virginia University
Morgantown
USA
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Biography :

Dr. Hosam A. Elbaz has received his PhD in West Virginia University during the period of 2007 - 2011. Currently, he is working as a postdoctoral fellow Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is serving as an editorial member of Journal of Bioengineering and Biomedical Sciences and Journal of  Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology. He is a member of American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), American Chemical Society (ACS), Egyptian General Syndicate of Pharmacists, and Golden Key International Honor Society.

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Research Interest :

Cancer Therapeutics, Carcinogenesis, Cell Cycle and Checkpoint Regulation, Apoptosis, Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, Targeted Drug Delivery, Therapeutic Gene Delivery, Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Yesim Oztas

Yesim Oztas
Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Hacettepe University
Turkey

Biography :

Dr. Yesim Oztas Completed PhD in 2010 from the Department of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey She also a completed Medical Doctor in 1998 from Hacettepe University, Medical Faculty Ankara, Turkey.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Sickle cell anemia, plasma and erythrocyte proteins and lipids, proteomics

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Sahar Mohamed Ibrahim Badr

Sahar Mohamed Ibrahim Badr
Department of Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
Mansoura University
Egypt

Biography :
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Research Interest :

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry

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Maria Rambla-Alegre

Maria Rambla-Alegre
Department of Organic Chemistry
Gent University
Belgium

Biography :

Maria Rambla-Alegre, is a PhD in the Organic Chemistry Department (Separation Science group) at the Gent University, Belgium. Her field of expertise is Analytical Chemistry. She has developed and validated a large variety of works for the determination of different drugs (antibiotics, antidepressants, among others) in biological and food samples. She is an expert in the liquid chromatography and electrophoresis techniques. She was awarded by the Spanish government to carry out her research due to the excellent marks obtained in the Chemistry degree. Throughout her scientific career she has published more than 25 articles in international scientific journals of recognised prestige. Moreover, she has presented a more than 40 communications in international symposia. She was awarded by HPLC Inc. with a Student Travel Award and Pfizer Student Award to attend the 35th and 36th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques, HPLC2010 in Boston (USA) and HPLC2011 in Budapest, respectively.

 

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Research Interest :

Her field of expertise is Analytical Chemistry. She has developed and validated a large variety of works for the determination of different drugs (antibiotics, antidepressants, among others) in biological and food samples. She is an expert in the liquid chromatography and electrophoresis techniques

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Jun Lu

Jun Lu
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Karolinska Institute
Sweden
Tel. +46-8-52487005
Fax: +46-8-305193

Biography :

Jun Lu is an Assistant Professor at Division of Biochemistry, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska institutet in Sweden. He got a B.Sc. degree in Sichuan University, China in 1992 and a M.Sc. degree in the same university in 1995. In 1999 he obtained a PhD degree in Chemistry at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Jun Lu worked as a STA and then a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at RIKEN in Japan (2000-2002). Then he joined Professor Arne Holmgren’s laboratory of Medical Nobel Institute for Biochemistry, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska institutet as a postdoc in 2003 and continued to work as a Researcher and Senior Researcher up to 2009. His current research interest is redox biochemistry and pharmacology, focuses to develop anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, and anti-cancer drugs targeting mammalian, bacterial and parasitic thiol/selenol- dependent redox system.

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Research Interest :

His current research interest is redox biochemistry and pharmacology, focuses to develop anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, and anti-cancer drugs targeting mammalian, bacterial and parasitic thiol/selenol- dependent redox system.

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Andreas G Tzakos

Andreas G. Tzakos
Department of Chemistry
University of Ioannina
Greece

Biography :

Dr. Andreas G. Tzakos obtained his doctoral degree (2004) at the Department of Chemistry, Section of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece. During this period he received numerous awards-fellowships (EMBO, FEBS, Marie Curie, NATO, Greek State Scholarship Foundation) and trained in Florence (CERM) and Utrecht (SON NMR) in multidimensional NMR techniques. In 2004 he received the Leonidas Zervas award. After postdoctoral research as an EMBO fellow at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK), he is currently (since 2009) a Lecturer at the University of Ioannina at the Department of Chemistry, Greece. The same year he became a member of the interscience molecular oncology lab (iMOL) of the Cancer Biobank Center of the University of Ioannina, which is a member of the European Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructures. He is also a committee member of the NMR center of the University of Ioannina that belongs to the Network of Horizontal Laboratory Units. He has authored more than 30 research articles in the field of (a) structural biology (NMR), (b) rational design, synthesis and biological evaluation of bioactive peptides, plant derived natural products and small bioactive molecules targeting pharmaceutically important receptors, (c) biocatalysis and (d) network pharmacology. He has also filled a priority UK patent application with MRCT, LMB, Cambridge on novel and selective AT2R analogues. His current interests include decoding the molecular mechanisms, which underlie cancer development using multidisciplinary approaches in the interfaces of chemistry, biology and medicine. To this, we utilize modern NMR methodologies complemented by numerous biophysical (fluorescence, CD, ITC, DSC) and bioinformatic techniques to characterize the dynamic, structural and thermodynamic properties of the studied systems as also their interactions.

 

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Research Interest :

Molecular Modeling and computer-aided drug design.
Peptides and Natural Products as Potential Therapeutic Agents & their applications in Nanobiotechnology.
Phytochemical analysis and biological evaluation in cancer cell lines.
Organocatalysis and Biocatalysis.
Network Pharmacology.
NMR, MS and calorimetry based techniques.
 

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Alaa Eldin Ahmed Hamza

Alaa Eldin Ahmed Hamza
Department of Biology
United Arab Emirates University
United Arab Emirates
Tel. 9713-7132-687

Biography :

Dr. Alaa Eldin Ahmed Hamza is working as a Researcher specialist in Department of Biology, College of Science from 1996-present UAE University, UAE, Al-Ain. He is also working as a Researcher in  Department of Hormones, National Organization of Drug from 1991-present Control and Research, Cairo, Egypt. Much of my research involves experimentation, sometimes requiring the development of novel methods and techniques for investigating oxidative stress and inflammation.

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Research Interest :

Much of my research involves experimentation, sometimes requiring the development of novel methods and techniques for investigating oxidative stress and inflammation.

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Yukio Imamura

Yukio Imamura
Human Health Science
Kyoto University
Japan
Tel. 81-75-751-3970
 

Biography :

His past projects include molecular mechanism of glutamatergic synaptic transmission and synaptic plasticity. To tackle these issues, gene knockout mice and gene transfection using recombinant viral vectors were used. Research projects were also performed with biochemical and electrophysiological techniques (patch-clamp recording, immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting etc). His current research interest is to figure out patho-physiology of inflammatory neurological diseases. These brain symptoms include septic encephalopathy, which is often confronted with an intensive care unit. Recently, our research group has been interested in non-invasive brain imaging such as functional near infra-red spectroscopy and electroencephalography. Utilizing these techniques, we are challenging to find patho-physiological mechanisms of a novel molecular target for therapeutics of neurological symptoms in human brain.

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Research Interest :

Roles of GABAergic inhibition and NMDA receptor subunits in information processing in cerebellar cortex Effects and mechanisms of Ras and Rap1 action on synaptic transmission mediated NMDA and AMPA receptors. Roles of Ras and Rap1 on voltage-gated ion channel activity. Modulation of Synaptic- and extra-synaptic NMDA receptor by Glycine transporter, Pathophysiological role of Reck tumor suppressor after cerebral ischemia, Patho-physiological study of septic encephalopathy, Biochemical and pharmacological mechanisms of matrix metalloproteinases in peripheral nervous system, Physiological mechanisms of human sensitivity ‘Kansei’ with near-infra red imaging and electroencephalography.
 

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Serdar Durdagi

Serdar Durdagi
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary
Canada
Tel. 1-403-210-7860

Biography :

Dr. Durdagi applying computational chemistry methods to biological systems. His inter-disciplinary research focuses on protein modeling and dynamics, investigation of molecular mechanisms of protein/drug and protein/protein interactions and optimizations protocols for rational drug design. Dr. Durdagi published one book on computer-aided drug design in 2010 (“Recent Advances in Computational Drug Design Studies: The Application of In Silico Methodologies for Bioactive Cannabinoid and Fullerene Derivatives” by VDM-Verlag). He is also author/co-author of six book chapters (such as “Medicinal Chemistry Research Progress”, published by Nova Science and "Highlights in Computational Chemistry II” published by Springer) and over 30 research articles in top peer-reviewed medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, bioinformatics, structural biology, biophysics and computational biology journals. Currently he is working at the Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics (IBI) of the University of Calgary on a project of creation and validation of 3D atomistic models of pore and voltage-sensing domains of the human ether-a-go-go related gene 1 (hERG1) K+ channel.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His inter-disciplinary research focuses on protein modeling and dynamics, investigation of molecular mechanisms of protein/drug and protein/protein interactions and optimizations protocols for rational drug design.

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Rafael Gozalbes Botella

Rafael Gozalbes Botella
Medicinal Chemistry Department
Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF)
Spain
Tel. +34-96-328-96-81
Fax: +34-96-328-97-01

Biography :

Rafael Gozalbes holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Valencia, Spain (1998). After a post-doctoral position at the "Groupe de Chimie Informatique et Modélisation" (ITODYS) and Faculté de Médecine, both at the Université Paris VII, he spent seven years as senior scientist at the Modelling group of CEREP, a biotech company, in France. Since 2007 he is scientific collaborator at the Structural Biochemistry Laboratory of the Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (Valencia, Spain). Dr. Gozalbes is a computational chemist with expertise in the application of in silico approaches to drug discovery, and in particular the development of QSAR multivariate models, docking and study of protein-ligand interactions, design of virtual target-focused and diverse chemical libraries, pharmacophore hypotheses generation and virtual screening for selection of hit candidates. He has published more than 20 scientific papers and two book chapters, and collaborates regularly as a scientific reviewer of several computational and medicinal chemistry journals.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Gozalbes is a computational chemist with expertise in the application of in silico approaches to drug discovery, and in particular the development of QSAR multivariate models, docking and study of protein-ligand interactions, design of virtual target-focused and diverse chemical libraries, pharmacophore hypotheses generation and virtual screening for selection of hit candidates.

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Estibaliz Sansinenea Royano

Estibaliz Sansinenea Royano
School of Chemical Sciences
Autonomous University of Puebla
Mexico
Fax: 01-52-222-2295500
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Biography :

Dr. Estibaliz Sansinenea Royano (1974) was graduated in chemistry at University of Basque Country (UPV) in Spain where she specialized in molecular biology in 1998. In 1999 she moved to Mexico at Science institute of Benemerita universidad autonoma de Puebla to work in her doctoral thesis on genetic manipulation of bacillus thuringiensis. Finally in 2012 she joined to the Chemistry faculty in the same university where she is currently working.

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Research Interest :

Molecular biology of Bacillus Thuringiensis, natural products of Bacillus Thuringiensis and synthetic chemistry of natural products

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GARCIA Jean-Michel

GARCIA Jean-Michel
Pasteur Research Centre Ltd
Hong Kong University
China

Biography :

Dr Jean-Michel Garcia has study chemistry at the National Graduate School of Chemistry of Lille (ENSCL) in France where he specialized in biochemistry and biotechnologies. In 1998, soon after he graduated as chemical engineer and received his Master Degree from the University of Lille II, he went in Japan at University of Kyoto as researcher mandated by ELF-ATOCHEM for the elaboration of a new family of gradient co-polymer based on the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) technology. He then moved to Foundation for Research and Technology- Hellas (FORTH) in Greece where he was involved a multi-disciplinary European project aiming to design and characterize new optical materials for laser technology. In 2000, he returned to France, at Institute of Biology of Lille, to work for his doctoral thesis on the creation and development of a new methodology for high throughput epitope screening by peptide/protein microarray technology. Finally, in 2003, right after obtaining his PhD, he joined HKU-Pasteur Research Centre where he is in charge of translational research group. In this current position, his research activity are focused on development of screening for antivirals against HIV, H5N1 & Dengue, elaboration of High Content Flow Cytometry technology for HTS applications and development, validation and implementation of Influenza (H5N1) diagnostics for sero-epidemiology in animal and human surveillance programs in Southeast asia.

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Research Interest :

Our projects span over three axes of research: drug discovery, diagnostics and molecular biology: 1) Development of cellular screening for antivirals against HIV, H5N1 & Dengue, 2) Development, validation and field implantation of Influenza (H5N1) diagnostics, 3) Investigation of influenza receptors at atomic level. Direct involvement in international projects (RESPARI, DENFRAME, ICAV, ACIP).

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Javier Gonzalez-Sabin

Javier Gonzalez-Sabin
EntreChem SL
Campus The Christ
Spain
Tel. 34-985-259-021
Fax: 34-985-103-686
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Biography :

Javier González-Sabín (1979) graduated in Chemistry in 2001 at the University of Oviedo and carried out his PhD under the supervision of Vicente Gotor and Francisca Rebolledo. His PhD research involved the chemoenzymatic preparation of biologically active compounds and the study of the mechanism for the enzymatic aminolysis reaction. During his doctoral studies, he spent a stay at the University Jaume I (Castellón) with Professor Santiago V. Luis, working on supramolecular chemistry. After finishing his doctorate in 2005, he moved to Entrechem, the first spin-off at the University of Oviedo, where he is currently working as project manager at the Biocatalysis Department.

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Research Interest :

Chemoenzymatic modification of complex natural products
Natural products biosynthesis
Generation of novel analogues of antitumor compounds
Bioprocess development for pharmacy

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Filomena Conforti

Filomena Conforti
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Calabria
Italy
Tel. 0039-0984-493168
Fax: 0039-0984-493168

Biography :

Dr. Filomena Conforti working as a University Researcher in Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Calabria, Italy. Her research activity has been always focused on pharmaceutical biology topics, with particular attention to general and applied pharmacognosy matters. In particular, Filomena Conforti, since the beginning of her research career, has developed studies on phytochemical characterization of plant sources particularly interesting for healing fields developing extractive and analytical methods. For analytical characterizations, screening methods (TLC, HPTLC) and more exhaustive techniques (HPLC, GC, GC-MS, NMR) have been performed. To the extractive and analytical studies, particular emphasis has been devoted to the biological activities of natural chemicals. These investigations have been developed employing different cell lines and focused on the determination of their growth, morpho-functional aspects, cytotoxicity, enzyme inhibition (cholinesterase, amylase, glucosidase, nitric oxide synthase, lipase), phototoxicity and antioxidant activity of phytocomplexes, their fractions and isolated molecules. The research group to which Filomena Conforti takes part has proficiency to perform assays to test antiproliferative activity against different human tumor cell lines (liver, kidney, lung, melanoma, colorectal, prostate, breast). Along years, she has developed particular interest on ethnobotanical studies with particular attention to wild dietary plant in order to highlight the relationship between nutrition and health.

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Research Interest :

The research activity has been always focused on pharmaceutical biology topics, with particular attention to general and applied pharmacognosy matters. In particular, Filomena Conforti, since the beginning of her research career, has developed studies on phytochemical characterization of plant sources particularly interesting for healing fields developing extractive and analytical methods. For analytical characterizations, screening methods (TLC, HPTLC) and more exhaustive techniques (HPLC, GC, GC-MS, NMR) have been performed. To the extractive and analytical studies, particular emphasis has been devoted to the biological activities of natural chemicals. These investigations have been developed employing different cell lines and focused on the determination of their growth, morpho-functional aspects, cytotoxicity, enzyme inhibition (cholinesterase, amylase, glucosidase, nitric oxide synthase, lipase), phototoxicity and antioxidant activity of phytocomplexes, their fractions and isolated molecules. The research group to which Filomena Conforti takes part has proficiency to perform assays to test antiproliferative activity against different human tumor cell lines (liver, kidney, lung, melanoma, colorectal, prostate, breast). Along years, she has developed particular interest on ethnobotanical studies with particular attention to wild dietary plant in order to highlight the relationship between nutrition and health.

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Ugur Cakilcioglu

Ugur Cakilcioglu
Directorate of National Education
Turkey

Biography :

1994-1998: Firat Univ. Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology 1999-2001: Firat Univ. Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences Department of Biology, Master Thesis. 2002-2007: Firat Univ. Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences Department of Biology, PhD Thesis. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Encouraging Award for International Scientific Publications.

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Research Interest :

I have many studies on systematic botanic, ethnobotanik, rare and endemic plants, medicinal plant, antioxidant activities of plants, DPPH and ABTS radical removal activities of plants, plant essential oils, nitrate contents of plants, plant production strategies and the diseases infecting from soil. I work in many international journal in order to follow the international innovations in the field of plants.

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Oleh v. Lushchak

Oleh v. Lushchak
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Precarpathian National University
Ukraine

Biography :

Researcher, Precarpathian National University.
Visiting Scientist: Institute of Marine Biology, Kotor, Montenegro; Department of Biophysics, Otto-von-Gurike University, Magdeburg, Germany; Department of Neurobiology and Genetics, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany; Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, CA, USA; Institute of Medical Technology, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
Postdoc, Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Stockholm Sweden.
PhD in Biochemistry, Precarpathian National University.
M.S. , Precarpathian National University.
Bachelor in Biochemistry, Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aging and age-related diseases
Signaling in regulation of aging
Nutrition, mitochondria and ROS metabolism
Neuronal regulation of metabolism

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Jiapu Zhang

Jiapu Zhang
The University of Ballarat
Australia
Tel. 03-5327-9084

Biography :

Dr. Jiapu Zhang is an Australian Research Scientist. He finished his PhD degree in Australia, one Masters (in research) degree in National University of Singapore, and one Masters (in research) degree and one Bachelor degree in China in 2004, 2000, 1996 and 1993 respectively. During 1996-1998 he lectured in Shandong University - a famous and top university of China. Since 2005, he has worked in Australia’s CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), Ballarat University and Melbourne University as a Postdocs – Research Scientist – Senior Research Scientist researcher. CSIRO has a team of protein structure-based drug design and successful designed the 1st drug RelenzaTM in treating the flu; Dr. Zhang was trained by this team. Dr. Zhang has leaded a project on neurodegenerative diseases’ protein structures and functions, structural dynamics and structure-based drug design.

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Research Interest :

protein structures and functions, structural dynamics and structure-based drug design.

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Bernardo Neme Ide

Bernardo Neme Ide
Department of Biochemistry
State University of Campinas
Brazil
Tel. 19-352-161-48
 

Biography :

At Graduate Degree In Physical Education from State University of Campinas (2001). Has experience in Fitness, acting on the next Subjects: strength training, biochemistry, physiology, training, bodybuilding, powerlifting, muscle contraction and absolute strength.

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Research Interest :

Treinamento Desportivo
Physiology of the Physical Effort
Metabolism and Bioenergetics
Biochemistry
Treinamento Em Lutas
 

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Hadi Adibi

Hadi Adibi
Faculty of Pharmacy
Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Iran
Tel. 0098-831-4276480-88
Fax: 0098-831-4276493
 

Biography :

Dr. Hadi Adibi is the Head of Medicinal Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences.
He is serving as a Research Affairs Director, Faculty of Pharmacy.
He is the Member of Iranian Chemical Society.
He is the Referee of International Journals Indexed in ISI.
He is the member of Editorial Board of ISRN Analytical Chemistry (Hindawi Publishing Coporation).

 

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Research Interest :

Synthesis of Organic Compounds Under Solvent-Free/Ionic Liquids Conditions.
Synthesis of Cytotoxic and Anti-Angiogenesis Agents
Synthesis of Metal-Based Drugs (Biometals)
Synthesis of Biologically-Active Compounds (Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Antileishmania, Hypoglycemic, Antiproliferative, Anti-Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Hypolipidemic Activity, Neuroprotective)
Synthesis of DNA Intercalators
Synthesis of Enzyme Inhibition Agents (Acetylcolinesterase, Carbonic Anhydrase, Aldose Reductase, Topoisomerase II, Tyrosinase, Aldose Reductase, Metallo-Beta-Lactamase, Acid Phosphatase, Tyrosine Kinase)
 

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Fawzi Abdallah El-Sepai

Fawzi Abdallah El-Sepai
Department of Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry
University of Mansoura 
Egypt

Biography :

Fawzi Elsebaei was born and raised in Mansoura, Egypt. He holds a BSc in Analytical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis from Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University. He currently works as a lecturer for Analytical Chemistry in Mansoura University, and has experience in teaching and scientific research and Publishing. For years, he works for writing and publishing scientific papers, hence his editing capacity should be promising. Elsebaei has been published in several magazines, and international conferences. He is uncannily good at scientific editing and is also an expert researcher.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Pharmaceutical Analysis
Liquid Chromatography
HPLC
Ion Chromatography
Liquid and Solid Phase Extractions Technology
Spectrophotometry
Atomic Absorption spectroscopy
 

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Pawel Szymanski

Pawel Szymanski
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Analyses
Lodz Medical University
Poland
Tel. 48-42-677-92-51
Fax: 48-42-677-92-50

Biography :

Dr. Pawel Szymanski, has received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from Lodz Medical University in Poland in 2006. Since then he has been working in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemisty and Drug Analyses, Faculty of Pharmacy in the same place as a senior researcher. He is specialist in pharmaceutical care and management of pharmaceutical company. His researches focused on design and development of small molecules as a radiopharmaceuticals. Recently, his research group has been interested in neurodegenerative disease a specially Alzheimers disease and imaging it. He working on new group of radiofarmaceuticals based on the nanotechnology. He is the Member of Polish Society of Medical Chemistry, Polish Society of Nuclear Medicin and Polish Pharmaceutical Society.

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Research Interest :

Medicinal Chemistry, Enzymatic analysis, Nanoscience, Neurodegenerative diseases, Molecular modeling as a simulation of ADME processes, High-Throughput Screening in Drug Discovery.

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Madhur Mohan Goyal

Madhur Mohan Goyal
Department of Biochemistry
J.N. Medical College
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU)
India

Biography :

Dr. Madhur Mohan Goyal completed his PhD in Medical Biochemistry
M.Sc. (Med.) Biochemistry from S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India in August 2005.
He is having teaching experience of total 6 years since January, 2006 at J.N.Medical College, Wardha (MS). Teaching MBBS, BDS, Nursing, DMLT students.
His research interests includes Method development related to Clinical Biochemistry, Haem and related compounds, Redox Biochemistry.

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Research Interest :

Method development related to Clinical Biochemistry.
Haem and related compounds.
Redox Biochemistry

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Marcelo Ozu

Marcelo Ozu
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
School of Medicine
University of Buenos Aires
Argentina

Biography :

In 2004, he got a fellowship from CONICET to do PhD and started to teach Physiology and Biophysics in the School of Medicine. During his thesis he developed the emptied-out oocyte technique to study water fluxes through Xenopus laevis oocyte membranes with control of the compartments on both sides of the membrane. He obtained PhD degree in 2008 and then a postdoctoral fellowship from CONICET.

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Ming Gao

Ming Gao
Division of Neurology
Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, AZ 85013
USA

Biography :

Dr. Ming Gao completed his Ph.D in neuropharmacology in Shanghai Materia Medica in 2007, and then did postdoctoral training in Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.  Now he is working in divisions of Neurology at BNI as a research assistant professor.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor physiology, pharmacology and its addiction mechanism in mesolimbocortical system.  Neurotransmission and mechanism of synaptic plasticity.

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Manoranjan Adak

Manoranjan Adak
Professor
National Medical College
Tribhuvan University
Nepal

Biography :

Dr. Manoranjan Adak passed his Higher Secondary examination from West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education in the year of 1980 and passed B.Sc. Chemistry (Hons.) examination from Calcutta University in the year of 1983. He passed M.Sc. Biochemistry examination from Calcutta University in the year of 1985, PhD in Science from Jadavpur University in the year of 1996 and F.I.C from Institution of Chemist(India) in the year of 1998. He worked under Late Professor Samir Chandra Lahiri in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University in India. From 2011 to till date, he is working as a Professor of Biochemistry in National Medical College & Teaching Hospital, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

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Research Interest :

His research focuses on Basic synthetic works, Basic microbiological works, Methods involving purification of proteins, Work on natural products.

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Vishwendra Patel

Vishwendra Patel
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
USA

Biography :

Dr. Vishwendra Patel did his B.Sc (Human Biology) and M.Sc. (Human Physiology) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He finished his PhD. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2013. Currently he works in Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University. He is involved in several projects focusing on peripheral nervous system and muscle function. The broad focus of his research is to understand the regulation of synaptic neurotransmitter release and how it is modulated in different diseases/by different toxins and chemicals. He is also an enthusiastic teacher and has been actively involved in teaching human physiology and neuroscience to high school, graduate, medical school and nursing students.

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Research Interest :

Neuro-physiology, Neuropathology, Axonal Guidance, neuro-degenration, formation and maintenance of synapses, neuronal circuits, neurodegenerative diseases, neuromuscular junction, electrophysiology.

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Alok Pandey

Alok Pandey
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Alok Pandey works in Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, New Jersey. The focus of his research addresses mitochondrial biogenesis and mitochondrial iron homeostasis. He has been working on various aspects of iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cluster biogenesis, a multistep process that takes place in mitochondria. Many inherited disease of the nervous system including neurodegenerative and hematological disorders, ischemic heart disease, late-onset diabetes and cell aging involve mitochondrial dysfunction and underlining the central importance of this process for life. His research goal is to further characterize the regulation of mitochondrial proteins using biochemical, genetic, and structural studies.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Molecular biology, Protein biosynthesis, Protein-protein interactions, Enzyme activation, Protein expression, Cellular interactions, Epigenetics and Gene expression.

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Fei Zhao

Fei Zhao
Department of Medicine division of Medical Oncology
Duke University Medical Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Zhao works in Duke University, department of Medicine division of Medical Oncology. He received his doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona, where he conducted molecular toxicology studies of arsenic mediated malignant transformation and energy metabolism disruption in a human lung epithelial model. He found that chronic exposure of environmental relative concentrations of arsenic can induce the Warburg Effect in human bronchial epithelial cells, which ultimately leads to malignancy. In 2014, Dr. Zhao joined Duke University as a postdoctoral associate to study energy metabolism in melanoma microenvironment. He is the first author or co-author of 11 peer-reviewed articles and a reviewer for Toxicology Sciences and PLOS ONE. Dr. Zhao has won the 2010 and 2011 Superfund Research Program Training Grant, the 2012 Mountain West Society of Toxicology Predoctoral Student Poster Presentation Award 1st Place, the 2013 Society of Toxicology AACT Charles River Best Abstract Award 2nd place, and served as the 2013 Society of Toxicology Arsenic Poster Session Chairperson.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nrf2/Keap1, Oxidative stress, Reactive oxygen species, Antioxidant, Metal toxicology, Wnt signaling, Autophagy, Metals, ER Stress, Unfolded Protein Response, Energy metabolism, Tumor immunology, Melanoma, Malignant transformation.

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Liang Ge

Liang Ge
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California
USA

Biography :

Driven by a deep curiosity about the living creature, Dr. Ge directed his studies toward biological science. His research training began in the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. There he conducted PhD work on establishing a cell model to study cholesterol absorption. Now Dr. Ge is a senior research fellow in Randy Schekman (the 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine) lab in Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at University of California Berkeley, where he employs systematic biochemical and cell imaging approaches to dissect different intracellular trafficking events. Dr. Ge was a Human Frontier Science Program Fellow in 2012.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Ge’s research interest is to functionally dissect the process of membrane mobilization from existing cellular pools for autophagosome biogenesis. He developed a functional assay which recapitulates multiple landmarks of autophagosome biogenesis regulation based on LC3 lipidation, a key early step in autophagy. He has used this reaction and a complete organelle fractionation scheme to identify a novel source of membrane template for lipidation the endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi intermediate compartment (ERGIC), a sorting station for cargo transport between the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi appratus. Dr. Ge is currently focusing on the molecular machineries involved in mobilizing membrane from the ERGIC for delivery to a nascent autophagosomal precursor.

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Subrata Mishra

Subrata H. Mishra
Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
John Hopkin's University
School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

Dr. Mishra received his PhD degree from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA in 2008. His PhD thesis involved ““Structure and energetics of RNA - protein interactions for HIV RREIIB targeting zinc finger proteins”. He continued in a postdoctoral position at Georgia State University for the departments of Chemistry and Neuroscience until 2010. During that period he was also a lecturer in Physical Chemistry for graduate students as well as a MRI course instructor. He moved to Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine as a postdoctoral Fellow where he works on NMR of large proteins. The system of choice for his current research involves non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS), large multi-domain multi-modular enzymatic systems, that synthesize a wealth of natural products like antibiotics, anti-cancer agents etc. His current research involves determining the solution structure of a 52 kDa protein which is cyclization domain in the NRPS Yersiniabactin synthetase. He has published in several manuscripts in peer review journals on NMR of large proteins and NMR method development. He also serves on the Review Editorial board of Frontiers in Cellular Biochemistry.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Structural Biology of large proteins and protein complexes by Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). 2. NMR solution structure determination of proteins, nucleic acids and complexes. 3. Structure-activity relationships of enzymes by biochemical and biophysical methods. 4. NMR Method development. 5. Biochemical and biophysical characterization of Non-ribosomal Peptide syntheses and production of antibiotics. 6. HIV proteins and biologics targeting HIV life cycles. 7. Biomolecular interactions studies by surface plasmon resonance and Isothermal titration calorimetry.

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Vibhor Gupta

Vibhor Gupta
University of Pennsylvania
USA

Biography :

Dr. Gupta has done his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University India in the area of Cancer Metabolism, where he has unrelieved the functional of few natural mutations found in human Pyruvate kinase enzyme from two Bloom syndrome patients. Dr. Gupta is currently employed in University of Pennsylvania USA

 Biography
Research Interest :

His current area of focus is inflammatory and autoimmune diseases like Lupus, Scleroderma and arthritis and the role of Deubiquitinating enzymes.

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Paluri Sai Shantanu Rao

Dr. P.S.Shantanu Rao
Research Associate
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
881 Madison Ave., Rm 404
Memphis, TN 38163
USA

Biography :

Dr. Paluri Sai Shantanu Rao has completed his Ph.D. from the Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at the University of Toledo (UT) in Dec. 2011. Since then, he has conducted three and half years of postdoctoral research training in the fields of addiction biology and HIV research. He is currently working as a research associate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His graduate and postdoctoral research works have yielded 17 peer-reviewed research/review papers (11 first author) and 1 book chapter. Currently, 3 other research articles (2 first author) are being reviewed for publication by various scientific journals.

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Research Interest :

His research interests include Drug addiction, HIV research, drug metabolism

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A Heidari

A. Heidari
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Chemistry
California South University (CSU)
California
USA

Biography :

Dr. A. Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees form California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management and also in Nanochemistry and Molecular Structure Theory. His research interests are Biophysical Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Biomolecular and Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modeling and Structure, Theoretical, Computational and Mathematical Chemistry, Ab initio and Density Functional Methods. He has participated at more than fifty reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Index (ISI) Journals. It should be noted that he has visited many universities or scientific and academic research institutes in different countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Russia, France, Swiss, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, China, etc. as research fellow, sabbatical and volunteer researcher or visitor heretofore. He has a history of several years of teaching for college students and various disciplines and trends in different universities. Moreover, he has been a senior advisor in various industry and factories. He is expert in many computer programs and programming languages. Hitherto, he has authored more than ten books in Chemistry. Syne, he has been awarded more than fifty reputed international awards, prizes, scholarships and honors. Heretofore, he has multiple editorial duties in many reputed international journals. Hitherward, he is a member of more than eighty reputed international academic–scientific–research institutes around the world.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biophysical Chemistry, Biomolecular Spectroscopy , Quantum Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Mathematical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modelling, Ab initio & Density Functional Methods, Molecular Structure

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Qing-song Liu

Qing-song Liu
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Medical College of Wisconsin
USA

Biography :

Qing-song Liu is an Associate Professor working in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology of Medical College of Wisconsin, USA

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on understanding the role of endocannabinoid signaling in synapse physiology and neuropsychiatric disorders such as cocaine addiction and depression. Using slice and in vivo electrophysiology to understand drug- and stress-induced synaptic plasticity in the reward circuit of the brain. Areas of interest include long-term potentiation (LTP), long-term depression (LTD), AMPAR- and GABAA receptor-mediated synaptic transmission.

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Amar B Singh

Amar B Singh
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Nebraska Medical center
USA

Biography :

Amar B. Singh is working in Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of University of Nebraska Medical center, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Our laboratory focuses upon understanding molecular details of the antigen-immune interaction and inflammation with specific focus upon the role of epithelial cells and their barrier properties in this regulation. In particular, we are interested in mucosal inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as models in our investigation. In addition, we are studying how growth factor signaling modulates cell-cell communication and associated signaling to regulate neoplastic transformation of epithelia to facilitate neoplastic growth. We are using colon and kidney cancer as models in our studies.

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Pallabi Sarkar Pallabi Sarkar


Center for Dementia Research
Nathan Kline Institute
USA

Biography :

My research has attempted to delineate the molecular pathway that leads to Alzheimer’s disease pathology in different regions and in different cell types in the brain. This has guided my doctoral training at Medical College of Wisconsin where I investigated the effect of the protein Amyloid beta, the causative protein in Alzheimer’s disease, on the epoxygenase activity in cortex, hippocampus and cultured neuronal and glial cells. Epoxygenases metabolize arachidonic acid to eicosanoids, which are neuroprotective in nature. I further studied the effect of amyloid beta on mitochondrial dysfunction and the efficacy of the eicosanoids to block this effect in cultured hippocampal astrocytes. I have mastered a number of techniques including cell culture, measurements in mitochondrial bioenergetics and confocal microscopy. During my postdoctoral training at Weill Cornell Medical College (NY) I have studied the mitochondria-associated membranes (MAM) that tether the mitochondria to the endoplasmic reticulum and how oxidative stress can impair the structure and function of MAM, with an extensive training in 3D electron microscopy. I have continued my research in dissecting out the differences in the autophagy-lysosomal pathway in cultured neuronal and glial cells at The Nathan Kline Institute (NY).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Neurophysiology
Neuropathology
Alzheimer’s disease
Mitochondria
Oxidative stress

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Monimoy Banerjee

Monimoy Banerjee


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Institutes of Health
USA

Biography :

Monimoy Banerjee received his BSc degree in chemistry from Midnapore College (Vidyasagar University) in 2003. He received his MSc degree in organic chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) in 2005. In 2006, he moved to Auburn University, where he earned a PhD in biochemistry in 2011. In 2011, he moved to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As a postdoctoral fellow, his research was focused on identification and optimization of ligands for xenobiotic nuclear receptors. He joined National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2015 and currently studies aspects of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) biochemistry and signaling.

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Research Interest :

Biochemical pharmacology
Mechanism of drug action
Chemical biology
Small molecule high throughput screening
Protein chemistry
Drug discovery
Cell signaling

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