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Editorial Board

Thomas Efferth

Editor-in-Chief
Thomas Efferth

Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Biology
Johannes Gutenberg University
Germany
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Biography :

Professor Thomas Efferth is Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany. He is biologist by training and obtained his degree from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. His doctoral thesis was completed at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany, in 1990. Dr. Efferth was awarded the Ludolf-Krehl-Prize of the Southwest German Association for Medicine in 1991 and the Willmar-Schwabe-Award of the German Society for Medicinal Plant Research in 2006. From 2005-2009, he headed a research group for Pharmaceutical Biology at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany. From 2007-2009, he was Associate Professor (apl) at the University of Heidelberg. In 2009, he took over the Chair of Pharmaceutical Biology (full professorship) at the University of Mainz. Furthermore, he is honorary Professor at the Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China and visiting professor at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China. Thomas Efferth has published over 200 original papers and over 80 reviews in peer-reviewed journals in the field of cancer research, pharmacology, and pharmacogenomics and natural products. He holds four patents. The scientific results were communicated in over 130 oral presentation and invited lectures and over 120 poster presentations at national and international conferences and meetings. A textbook on ‘Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology’ (Springer Publisher) written by him appeared in 2006. He is Co-editor and Editorial Board Member of 13 scientific journals and Scientific Advisory Board member of several institutions.
The focus of Dr. Efferth′s research is on tumor pharmacology and the development of novel options for treatment and diagnosis of cancer. A major topic is research on natural products derived from medicinal plants. Two fields are in the center of his interest:
1. Molecular pharmacology and toxicology of natural products. Drug resistance and severe side effects represent major obstacles of current chemotherapy. This necessitates the identification of novel compounds from plants with anticancer activity. The aims are (a) the identification of novel drugs with improved tumor specificity and efficacy against drug-resistant tumors as well as less adverse side effects and (b) the analysis of underlying molecular modes of action in tumor cells and normal tissues. A current research project focuses on chemically pure compounds derived from medicinal plants and their analysis by systems biology
(“-omics” technologies and high-throughput methods).
2. Genome-wide expression profiling and genomic aberrations in tumors. Drug resistance of tumor cells reduces the probability for patients to be cured and reduce survival. The knowledge of determinants which affect drug responsiveness of tumors and prognosis of patients would allow the design tailor-made treatment protocols for each individual patient. The aim is to develop techniques for the predictive determination for individualized therapy options and the implementation of natural products for treatment. The overall aim is the integration of active principles of traditional Chinese medicine into western medicine.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medicinal Plants, Pharmacogenomics, Natural products, Pharmacognosy, Phytotherapy, Cancer

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Abdel Nasser Badawi Ibrahim Singab

Executive-Editor
Abdel Nasser Badawi Ibrahim Singab
Professor
Department of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry
Ain Shams University
Egypt
 

Biography :

Abdel Nasser Badawi Ibrahim Singab, Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Ain Shams University, Egypt

 Biography
Research Interest :

Plants used for medicine, Isolation and structural elucidation of new flavonoids, iridals, saponins, sesquiterpenes, alkaloids and coumarins etc, from their natural sources (medicinal plants &marine organisms) by using sophisticated techniques as well as study of volatile oils of aromatic plants.
Drug discovery: Anti-tumor, Anti-platelet aggregations, Anti-inflammatory agents, anti-diabetic, molluscicidal and hepatoprotective agents from natural products.
Analysis and standardization of herbal  drugs
Teaching Medicinal Plants, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Quality Control for Herbal Medicine for undergraduate students
Teaching Pathways of Biosynthesis of Natural Products as well as Structural Elucidation for postgraduate students
Sophisticated techniques for isolation of natural products (marine &plants).
Botanical study of medicinal aromatic plants, microscopical and morphological.
 

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Yoshinori Asakawa

Yoshinori Asakawa
Prof. Director, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Tokushima Bunri University
Japan

Biography :

Education:

1960-1964 Department of Biology, Tokushima University(BSc qualification) 1964-1969 Department of Chemistry, Hiroshima University (Master and Doctor Courses) 1972 Ph.D. at Hiroshima University

Career :

1969-1976 Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Hiroshima University 1972-1974 Postdoctoral Fellow, Université Louis Pasteur, France (Prof. Guy Ourisson)

International Awards:

2012                Fellow (FNSE) (The National Society of Ethnopharmacology, India)

2014                Ambassador of Pharmacy (Czasoposmo Aptekarskie, Poland)

2014                Gusi International Peace Prize (Gusi Int. Peace Prize Foundation)

 

Society Activities:

1977-2013)      Councilor member, Terpenes, Essential Oils and Aromatics (TEAC)

2014-               President, Terpenes, Essential Oils and Aromatics (TEAC)

2000-                   Permanent Member of International Symposium on Essential Oils (ISEO)

2000-2002:      President, Japanese Bryological Society

2007-               President, Phytochemical Society of Asia (PSA)

Scientific publication: Original papers: 660, Books: 38 (Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products. Vol. 42,1-285 1982, Vol.65, 1-618, 1995, Vol. 95, 1-796, 2013, Springer, Vienna & New York etc)

Post-doc invitation: 50 post docs from Argentina, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Madagascar, Malaysia, Myanmar, Kenya, Poland, Scotland, Serbia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam 

Foreign students (Master and Ph. D.): Argentina (2), Austria (6), China (1), Indonesia (8), Malaysia (4), Taiwan (1), Serbia (1), Vietnam (1).

Visiting Profs.: More than 30  from the world.

 Hobby: Calligraphy, Karate: Motor-Cycle (1500CC/800CC): Fishing. Travels

 

 

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive secondary metabolites of bryophytes, pteridophytes, inedible mushrooms, medicinal and aromatic plants and insects and their bioassay; Biotransformation of secondary metabolites by fungi and mammals, total synthesis of natural products, chemical reaction of organic per-acids, chemical phylogeny of spore-forming plants.

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Song Gao

Song Gao
Research Assistant Professor, 
The University of Houston
USA

Biography :

Education: 1. Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China 09/1999-07/2004 2. B.S. in Pharmacy, Shandong University, Jinan, China 09/1992-07/1996 National Awards: Science and Technology advancement Award, issued by the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China, 2010. Patents: 1. Wenfei He, Song Gao, Kexin Huang, Faqing Ye, Xiaomin Yu, Jianchun Pan, Xiaokun Li, Suixu Xu, Preparation of total sennoside from leaf of Folium sennae, Chinese Patent number: 2005 1 0047390.9. Publications: 1.Taijun Yin, Guangyi Yang, Yong Ma, Beibei Xu, Ming You, Ming Hu, and Song Gao*, Developing an activity and absorption-based quality control platform for Chinese traditional medicine: Application to Zeng-Sheng-Ping, J Ethnopharmacol. 2015, 172; 195-201. PMID: 26099633. 2. Song Gao*, Jing Zhao, Taijun Yin, Yong Ma, Beibei Xu, Anthony N. Moore, Pramod K. Dash, and Ming Hu, J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2015 Feb 7;986-987C:54-59. PMID: 25706567.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Disposition of components in herbal medicines.
Identification and total synthesis of bioactive natural products.
Bioanalysis of small molecules (drug and drug metabolites) and large molecules (drug metabolism enzymes and transporters)

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Rita Maria Moraes

Rita Maria Moraes
Associate Research Professor
School of Pharmacy
The University of Mississippi
USA
Tel: 662915 5479

Biography :

Rita M. Moraes earned her Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in Horticulture with expertise on medicinal and aromatic plants, emphasis on micropropagation and tissue culture of endangered species. For the past nineteen years and six months, while working for  the University Mississippi, she developed micropropagation protocols for the following species: Taxus spp., Narcissus, Hydrastis canadensis, Cimicifuga racemosa, Podophyllum peltatum, Echinacea, Smallanthus sonchifolius and Stevia rebaudiana. These protocols were established to propagate elite, high yielding plants to be developed as cultivars for agriculture in Mississippi. Some of the protocols were published, while others resulted in plants for field trials.  Her work on medicinal crops prompted collaborations with scientists of several institutions including the Natural Products Research Unit, USDA, Mississippi State University and University of New England, and as secretary of Medicinal & Essential Oils Crop Germplasm Committee. In 2012, she was approved as faculty in a graduate program at the Food Science and Human Health Department, Mississippi State University. On the international arena, she has collaborated several Brazilian institutions including EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) scientists and academic researchers of Sao Paulo University, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo State University and University of Ribeirao Preto.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatic compounds, Medicinal plants, plant tissue culture, germplasm preservation, domestication of native and exotic medicinal plant species and their development as cultivars for agriculture.

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Spyridon A. Petropoulos

Spyridon A. Petropoulos
Associate Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Vegetable Production
School of Agricultural Science
Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment,
University of Thessaly
Greece

Biography :

Education:
PhD at the Agricultural University of Athens. Title of thesis: “The effect of N-fertilization and stress on the development and the chemical composition of three parsley types”.
MSc at the Agricultural University of Athens. Title of thesis: “The essential oil composition of three parsley types, in relation to sowing date”. Professional experience Associate Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Vegetable Production, School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly.
Lecturer of the Laboratory of Vegetable Production, School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly.

Professional memberships:
Member of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece.

Languages:
Certificate of Proficiency in English (Proficiency of Cambridge: 12/2002)

Computer skills:
Windows 7, Internet, Office, Statgraphics, JMP.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Essential oils of herbs and medicinal and horticultural plants. 2. Quality of vegetable products (aroma profile, nitrate content, vitamins, phenolic compounds, color etc.) 3. Nutrition of horticultural plants. 4. Salinity and plant physiology under high salinity stress. 5. Plant physiology under water stress. 6. Post-harvest physiology of fruit and vegetables. 7. Vegetable grafting. 8. Hydroponics

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Bruno Marongiu

Bruno Marongiu
Professor
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche
Cittadella Universitaria di Monserrato
Italy
Tel: 390706754412
Fax: 390706754388

Biography :

Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at the  Science Faculty of the University  of  Cagliari (Italy).
Professor of  Physical Chemistry at the  Chemical Department since  1983.  Professor of Supercritical  Fluids at the Chemical Department since 2003.
Professor of Extractive and Analytical Technology at the Biological Department since  2004
Professor at the Ph.D. in Chemistry since 1996.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medicinal Plants and their uses, Supercritical fluids Tecnologies, Co-author of  130  scientific publications on international journals, Co-author of 80 comunications at national and international congresses, Chairman of the “I Scuola Nazionale sui Fluidi Supercritici” (Chia Laguna,   Italy, 1998), Chairman of  the “ Internation Congress on Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, (CIPAM2011, (Cagliari,  Italy, April 13-15, 2011

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Dr. Atanas G. Atanasov

Dr. Atanas G. Atanasov
Senior researcher,
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Life Sciences,
University of Vienna,
Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Vienna,
Austria

Biography :

Education:

1. Postdoctoral fellow (Immunology/Pathophysiology/Endocrinology) at the   Institute of Pathology, Division of Immunopathology, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland. 
2. Postdoctoral fellow (Enzymology/Molecular Biology/Endocrine Disruptors/Drug Discovery) at the Department of Clinical Research

Awards:

Best Presentation Award (1st place) awarded from the Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna, in the frame of SS2013 Cell signalling seminar contest)

Patent:

Application #A500/2014, covering natural compounds and synthetic derivatives targeting vascular smooth muscle cells proliferation

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatic flowers, Molecular medicine, therapeutic targets, and mechanisms of pharmacological action.
Cell signaling and regulatory mechanisms relevant of or cardiometabolic disease and inflammation.

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Maria Salome Soares Pais

Maria Salome Soares Pais
Professor
Department of Plant Biology of the Sciences
University of Lisbon
Portugal
Europe
Tel: 351 217500165

Biography :

Has been asked to receive in her Laboratory:- Res. Training, PhD and Post-Doc students from different Public and Private Portuguese Institutions and from abroad, specially from the following Countries: Angola, Brazil, Check Republic, China, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and United Kingdom.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medicinal Herbs
Plant Molecular Biology
Plant Biotechnology (Crop improvement - Genetic manipulation)
Plant Cell Biology
        

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Leonard L  Williams

Leonard L Williams
Professor & Interim Director
Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies
The North Carolina Research Campus
USA
Tel: (704) 250-5700 ext. 5703
Fax: (704) 250-5709

Biography :

Dr. Leonard L. Williams is an Associate Professor within the Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies specializing in microbiology, examines the incidence of foodborne pathogens in fruits and vegetables, including salad crops, using molecular, immunological and epidemiological approaches, with the goal of identifying new strains and their ability to develop resistance to both natural and synthetically derived agents. 
Dr. Williams obtained his Ph.D. degree in food science, specializing in microbiology from Alabama A&M University.  He currently serves as Lead Scientist and Associate Professor of food microbiology and biotechnology in the Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC.  In addition to his doctorate degree in food science, Dr. Williams also has a M.S. degree in animal health sciences from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatics, Developing novel nano-biomaterials,Studies determining antimicrobial resistance profiles of multiple microorganisms from food, clinical, and veterinary sources tested against both natural and synthetic agents.

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Chelliah Selvam

Chelliah Selvam
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Texas Southern University
USA

Biography :

Dr Selvam Chelliah obtained his Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Madurai Medical College, Tamil nadu, India. After that he has joined National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER, India) for his Masters degree in medicinal chemistry. Then he has got a Ph.D degree in the year of 2004 from NIPER, India. He moved to Universite Rene Descartes Paris V, Paris for postdoctoral research in the field of lead optimization of mGluR agonists. He was involved in the design and synthesis of chemically modified RNAs for gene silencing activity during his three years postdoctoral research work at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Currently Dr. Selvam Chelliah is an Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas Southern University, Houston. He has served as a reviewer for many scientific journal articles. He has published 15 research articles in the peer-reviewed journals and he has got 6 patents

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatic flowers, Medicinal chemistry, Natural product chemistry, Drug design, Bioactivity guided fractionation, Natural product structure elucidation, Herbal extraction, Ethnopharmacology, Isolation of natural product

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Alessandra Guerrini

Alessandra Guerrini
Department of Pharmacy
University of Ferrara
Italy
Tel: 390532-293774

Biography :

Alessandra Guerrini is a Assistant Professor from 2006 of the Pharmacy  Faculty at the University of Ferrara. She is member of PhD Teaching Staff in "Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnologies".
- She develops her research activities about themes pertaining to Pharmaceutical Biology: phytochemical characterization strategies of plant sources particularly interesting for health fields, development and optimization of traditional and innovative extraction methods, supercritical fluid extractions, separative and structural methods (HPLC-MS, GC-MS, NMR, HPTLC) with innovative methods for metabolomic approach; bioactivities of phytocomplexes, fractions and pure compounds to test health efficacy and safety; biotransformation of natural compounds.
- She is now a researcher of  the MIUR funded PRIN 2009 (Project of National and International Relevance).
-  About ethnobotanical investigations, she co-operated  with Polytechnic Salesian University of Quito (Ecuador).
Her research has produced 30 publications (26 papers on ISI certified journals, 4 book chapters) and 22 proceedings in national and international meetings.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatic plants, Chemical profiles, Secondary metabolites, Bioactivities, Efficacy and Safety, Ethnobotany

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Bruno P. Telefo

Bruno P. Telefo
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Dschang
United Kingdom
Tel: 00237 33 45 17 35
Fax: 00237 33 45 19 32

Biography :

Assistant de recherche au Laboratoire de Nutrition, Toxicologie & Etude de Plantes
Médicinales de l’Université de Yaoundé I (Août 1996 – Octobre 1998)
Chargé de Recherche au Laboratoire de Biochimie des Plantes Médicinales, des Sciences
Alimentaires et Nutritionnelles de l’Université de Dschang (Novembre 1998 – à ce jour)
Stage de Recherche Post-Doctoral au Centre d’Andrologie et de Dermatologie de
L’Université Justus Liebig, Giessen, Allemagne (Octobre 2001 – Avril 2002)
Associé de Recherche Post – Doctorale : Unité Mixte de Recherche INRA – CNRS –
Université de Tours / Physiologie de la Reproduction et du Comportement, Tours, France
(Octobre 2002 – Novembre 2003)

 Biography
Research Interest :

Plants used fr medicine, Analyse des mécanismes par lesquels certaines substances naturelles (issues des plantes médicinales) régulent indirectement l’activité ovarienne en induisant ou en inhibant la sécrétion et/ou la synthèse de GnRH et de gonadotrophines.

Etudes des techniques et méthodes d’investigations ou de diagnostiques cliniques des pathologies et/ou diverses maladies métaboliques humaines

Etude des techniques pharmaceutiques de transformations et de conservations des substances naturelles (plantes médicinales)

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Soumaya Bourgou

Soumaya Bourgou
Laboratory of Bioactive Substances
Biotechnology Center at the Technopole of Borj-Cédria
Canada
Tel: +21671430855
Fax: +21679412638

Biography :

She is a researcher in Laboratoire des Substances Bioactives au Centre de Biotechnologie à la Technopole de Borj-Cédria. She obtained her phd degree as biologist at 2011. She worked as doctoral at LASEVE at Université de Québec à Chicoutimie, Canada (July 2007-December 2007).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatic shrubs
Phytochemistry
Characterization of secondary metabolites (essential oils, phenolics…)
Bioactive compounds and biological activities
Effect of abiotic stresses (salinity, water stress…) on secondary metabolites production
 

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Sachin Rustgi

Sachin Rustgi
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Washington State University
USA
Tel: 5093355288

Biography :

After completing my Masters in Botany from Rohilkhand University, Bareilly in 2001, I got interested in an emerging field of cereal genomics and bioinformatics and pursued my PhD at CCS University, Meerut on the development of functional DNA markers and understanding of wheat gnome organization. I graduated in 2006, and immediately after graduation I moved to Pullman, Washington to work on a USDA funded project initially in the capacity of Visiting Scientist and later as Research Associate (2006-2010). Since 2010 I am affiliated with WSU as an Assistant Res. Professor in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences. My research involves components of applied and basic sciences, where the former includes nutritional genomics, bio-farming, molecular basis of herbicide resistance, and the later involves understanding mechanism of meiotic homologous pairing, genetic dissection of agronomical traits, and study of genome organization. In this research both monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plant species were used

 Biography
Research Interest :

Herbal monograph, Eleven years of research experience working in different areas of plant sciences targeting basic and applied problems involving components of plant breeding, genetics, plant physiology, cytology, genomics, molecular biology, quantitative genetics and bioinformatics. 

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Antonio Tomaino

Antonio Tomaino
Department of Pharmacy
University of Messina
Italy
Tel: +39 0906766577
Fax: +39 0906766474

Biography :

Dr. Antonio Tomaino received his PhD in Pharmacognosy at University of Messina (Italy) in 1996 and underwent postdoctoral training at University of Messina still in Pharmacognosy during 1997-1999. Currently, he is working as Researcher of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Messina and he is teacher of Chemotherapy and Immunopharmacology, Pharmacoeconomics. Moreover, he is author of more of 40 research articles, most of them about composition and biological activities of medicinal plants and foods. He is a member of the Italian Society of Pharmacology and of the Italian Society of Pharmacognosy.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

1) Fragrant plants, Utilization of waste derived from food industries; 2) Biological activities and chemical composition of medicinal plants and Mediterranean foods.

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Agnieszka Ludwiczuk

Agnieszka Ludwiczuk
Department of Pharmacognosy with Medicinal Plant Unit
Medical University of Lublin
Poland
Tel: +48 81 742 3710
Fax: +48 81 742 3809

Biography :

Agnieszka Ludwiczuk, PhD, studied chemistry, working as the Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland and received her Master’s degree in 1998. In this same year, she started to work at the Department of Pharmacognosy with the Medicinal Plants Unit, Medical University of Lublin, since 2007 as Assistant Professor. In 2005, she obtained her PhD degree in pharmaceutical sciences. From April 2007 till March 2010, she worked as a postdoctoral at Tokushima Bunri University, Tokushima, Japan, under the direction of Prof. Yoshinori Asakawa. Her scientific output till date comprises some 50 scientific papers published in international and domestic journals concerning natural products chemistry, separation methods, extraction techniques, and biological activity. She is currently working on bioactivity-guided isolation and the structural characterization of compounds from medicinal, aromatic, and spore-forming plants. Her scientific interests cover in addition to the chemosystematics of non-vascular plants from the division Marchantiophyta based on their terpenoid and aromatic constituents.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Hawaiian medicinal plants, Bioactivity-guided isolation and the structural characterization of compounds from medicinal, aromatic, and spore-forming plants.
Chemosystematics of non-vascular plants from the division Marchantiophyta based on their terpenoid and aromatic constituents.
 

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Gianni Sacchetti

Gianni Sacchetti
Associate Professor
Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology 
University of Ferrara
Italy

Biography :

Gianni Sacchetti born in Ferrara (may 2nd, 1967) 1992: Degree in Biology with a thesis focused on secretory structures of Tagetes patula (Asteraceae) (University of Ferrara) 1996: PhD in Pharmacognosy with a thesis about phytochemical characterization and bioactivities of crude drugs of Asteraceae (University of Ferrara) 1996-1999: fellowship student researching about phytochemical characterization, in vitro efficacy and safety assessment of aromatic and medicinal plants (University of Ferrara) 1999-2005: academic researcher for the University of Ferrara (Italy) 2005- to present: associate professor of pharmaceutical biology disciplines.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medicinal plants, His research activity is focused on pharmaceutical biology topics, with particular attention to general and applied pharmacognosy matters (medicinal and aromatic plants, crude drugs). The research activity is focused on chemical characterization and bioactivity evaluation of phytocomplexes, their fractions and pure compounds from medicinal and aromatic plants, and crude drugs.

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Fotini N. Lamari

Fotini N. Lamari
Department of Pharmacognosy
University of Patras
Greece
Tel: 302610969335

Biography :

Dr. Fotini N. Lamari is Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy at the University of Patras, Greece. In 1996 she got her Degree and in 2000 her Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry, of the University of Patras. During 1997-1998, she was a research fellow at the Division of Pathology, Department of Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Karolinska Institute, Sweden. In 2003, she was appointed as a Lecturer at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Patras, and since 2009 she serves as an Assistant Professor. She has received scholarships from the Hellenic State Scholarshipsfoundation, the Swedish Institute and DAAD. In 2011, she got the national LOreal-Unesco award "for Women in Science" for her path in Biosciences. Dr. Lamari has co-authored 56 publications in scientific journals with peer review system and 7 chapters in international scientific books. She is an active member of the Association of the Greek Chemists, the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Hellenic Research Club for Connective Tissue and Matrix Biology, European Peptide Society and the Society for Medicinal Plant Research (GA).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Herbs side effects, Isolation and structural characterization of natural products (mainly polysaccharides, carotenoids)
Development of analytical methods with separation techniques for quality control of herbal extracts and determination of natural products in biologic samples
In vitro and in vivo evaluation of biologic properties of natural products/herbal extractswith emphasis on antioxidant, chemopreventive, neuroprotective and anti-cataract potential.
 

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Karim Hosni

Karim Hosni
Department of Phytochemistry
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
National Institute for Research and Analysis
France
Tel: 216-98472600

Biography :

Karim Hosni, Department of Phytochemistry, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, National Institute for Research and Analysis, Physicochemical, France.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medicinal herbs, Phytochemsitry, chemotaxonomic significance of seondary metabolites of Tunisian aromatic and medicinal plants (Hypericum, citrus, salvia, coriander, carthamus,  Rosa, Ailanthus, Allium and Schinus). Another approches developed in our research group are the evaluation of the biological activities (antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, phytotoxic and insecticidal activities) of the secondary metabolites from different plant species. Studies concerning the effects of some abiotic stress (salinity, pollution etc.) on the physiological and biochemical process in some aromatic and medicinal plants were also undertaken.

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Jose Hipolito Isaza-Martinez

Jose Hipolito Isaza-Martinez
Professor
Departamento de Química
Ciudad Universitaria- Melendez
Universidad del Valle
Colombia

Biography :

Bachelor degree in Biology and Chemistry (1984) form “Universidad de Caldas”, Manizales, Colombia, M.Sc. Phytochemistry (1992) from “Pontificia Universidad Javeriana”, Bogotá, Colombia, Ph.D. Natural Products Chemistry (2001) from Okayama University, Japan. Industrial experience at “National Glass Company” (1987-1990), Organica Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis Lecturer at “Pontificia Universidad Javeriana” (1990-1994), Professor of Chemistry School at “Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira” (1994-2009), Professor of Natural Products Chemistry at Universidad del Valle, Faculty of Exact and Natural Science, Department of Chemistry, Cali, Colombia (2009 to the present). Director of Chemical Science Graduate Program (2010-2012).

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Healing herbs, Plant polyphenols, Melastomataceous Plants, Chemistry and Biological Activity of Natural Products, Natural Products Quality.

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Hai-Hang Li

Hai-Hang Li
Professor
Guangdong Key Lab of Biotechnology for Plant Development
South China Normal University
China
Tel: 86-20-8521 2630
 

Biography :

Dr. Li H H is a Professor in phytochemistry and molecular biology at Guangdong Key Lab of Biotechnology for Plant Development, College of Life Sciences, South China Normal University, since 2005.
Before current position, he worked as a researcher for 7 years in Japan at Kagoshima University, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (Plant Ecochemicals Project), University of Tokyo (Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences) and Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Frontier Research Programs, RIKEN). He had 2-year postdoc experience in USA at Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research, and 8-year industrial experience in Canada as technical manager for a food company.
He received his Master degree in plant physiology from South China Normal University and PhD degree in agriculture from Kagoshima University, Japan. He published more than 50 research articles in plant physiology and molecular biology, allelochemicals, and natural food and medicinal chemistry.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medicinal Plants List, Discovery, analysis and separation of plant medicinal compounds and proteins
Genetic engineering of plant secondary metabolites and functional proteins.
 

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Chan Lai Keng

Chan Lai Keng
Professor
Department of Plant Tissue & Cell Culture Laboratory
Universiti Sains
Malaysia
Tel: 604-6533520
Fax: 604-6565125

Biography :

Chan Lai Keng is a Professor in Botany and Plant Biotechnology at School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. She has been involving in plant tissue and cell culture research especially for the production of plant secondary metabolites for the past 28 years and has published 142 papers in scientific journals, 194 presentations in conferences and seminars and three books. Still, she has been actively involved in collaborative research with researchers from Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, China, Nigeria and the United State. A total of six Ph.D and 28 MSc. students have  graduated from her laboratory. Currently, there are eight Ph.D and 15 MSc. students pursuing their post graduate studies under her supervision. Besides the excellent service awards from Universiti Sains Malaysia, she has received other numerous awards which include the Commonwealth of Learning Award, Canada, Fulbright-Hays Award, USA, Japan Bioindustry Association Fellowship, International Women Invention Award, Korea and the Best Women invention Award, MINDS, Malaysia. She is also actively involved in Nature Conservation projects for almost 20 years.

 Biography
Research Interest :

History of Medicinal Plants, Plant tissue and cell culture research especially for the production of plant secondary metabolites

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Shanfa Lu

Shanfa Lu
Professor
Institute of Medicinal Plant Development
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College
China
Tel: 861057833366
Fax: 861057833366

Biography :

1999, PhD, major in Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
1998, Post-Graduate, major in Microbiology, Osaka University, Japan
1994, M.S., major in Plant Physiology, China Agricultural University, China
1991, B.S., major in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, China Agricultural University, China

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Plant medicine, Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in medicinal plants, 2. Regulatory mechanisms of plant secondary metabolism, 3. Functions of plant non-coding RNAs (microRNAs, siRNAs, and mlncRNAs), 4. Biosynthesis and biotechnology of lignocellulosic materials, 5. Molecular mechanisms of plant responses to stress

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Noureddine Djebli

Noureddine Djebli
Professor
Department of  Biology
University-Abdelhamid IBN Badis-Mostaganem
Algeria

Biography :

Chairman of scientific and organization comittes:
Organisation d’une journée scientifique sur la Neurochimie; Ecole doctorale – Site ex INESS de chimie; le 27 Mai 2009. Mostaganem.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Healing plants, Chronic lead intoxication, Antibacterial activity of honey, hereditary hemochromatosis, plant protection.

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Abdelmalek El Meskaoui

Abdelmalek El Meskaoui
Professor
Plant Biotechnologies Unit
National Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University
Morocco
Tel: 212641615551

Biography :

Dr. Abdelmalek  EL MESKAOUI received his a BS degree in Plant Biology from Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco in 1990, an M.Sc. degree in Plant Biotechnology from the Faculty of Agriculture and Alimentation, Laval University, Quebec, Canada in 1994. In 1995, Dr. Abdelmalek joined the Faculty of Forestry Sciences where he earned his Ph.D. in 2000. He worked as Scientist at the Horticultural Research Center from 2000 to 2001, and as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Forestry Research Center from 2001 to 2003, Dr. Abdelmalek joined the National Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants(INPMA); University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah-Fez in Morocco as a Research Professor. Dr. Abdelmalek developed the plant biotechnology unit (UPB) and set up a scientific research program focuses mainly on the set of species endemic culture of Morocco included prospecting in natural population, in vitro conservation, enhancement and selection of efficient genotypes, micropropagation, tissue and cell culture, secondary metabolites...
Among our goals: the development and conservation of endemic flora of Morocco, the development of expertise, technology transfer, creation of startup (employment), and therefore contribute to the growing socioeconomic sector especially in Morocco

Dr A. El Meskaoui is a president of the Moroccan Alliance of Researchers and Industrialist for the valorization of plant resources. The main goal of the association is to promote research and development, training, and exchange of ideas between the academic and industrial sectors of plant resources.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medicinal Plants crossword, Use of Biotechnology-related technologies including in vitro culture for the improvement, production and conservation of cells, tissues and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Research and Development - Technology transfer - Training and Mentoring - Communication and extension - Coordination and facilitation
 

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Anthony Jide Afolayan

Anthony Jide Afolayan
Professor
Department of Botany
University of Fort Hare
South Africa
Tel: 27822022167

Biography :

Anthony Afolayan teaches and conducts his research in Ethnomedicine at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa.He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Pretoria.He is an author of over 20 research publications in international journals with emphasis on physiological ecology and ethnopharmacognosy.His more than 18 years university teaching experience began in Nigeria, through Lesotho and now in South Africa.He is currently engaged in the extraction, isolation, purification and structural identification of medicinally active compounds from plants that have been implicated in herbal medicine throughout the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Psychoactive herb, Pharmacology and Toxicology, phytomedicine, Natural Products.

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Ahmed Moussa

Ahmed Moussa
PhD.
Pharmacognosy and Api-Phytotherapy Research  Laboratory
Mostaganem University
Algeria
Tel: + 21365234059

Biography :

Dr. Moussa Ahmed is a medical microbiologist by specialty. He obtained his PhD degree from Mostaganem University Algeria. He ison the editorial board of many international medical and scientific journals. I am currently a Researcher in the Laboratory Pharmacognosy & Api-Phytotherapy Research laboratory Mostaganem University. Algeria.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatic Crops/ Phytotherapy/ Aromatherapy / Apitherapy/Medical microbiology

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Milen Ivanov Georgiev

Milen Ivanov Georgiev
Associate Professor
Department of Applied Biotechnologies
The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology
Bulgaria
Tel: 359-898 55 63 56

Biography :

Dr. Milen I. Georgiev is an Associate Professor of Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria. Also holds a Marie Curie Fellow position in Institute of Biology, Leiden University, The Netherlands.
He has received a PhD in Plant Biotechnology from the Institute of Microbiology, Bulgaria in 2002-2005.
Member of Phytochemical Society of Europe, Phytochemical Society of North America and European Federation of Biotechnology.
He has been a recipient of Marin Drinov award in 2008 and a Pythagoras award in 2011.
His research is focused on the biotechnology of medicinal and aromatic plants with special emphasis on the biosynthesis of iridoid and phenylethanoid glycosides from African plant Devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) and Verbascum species. He authored/co-authored 50 scientific papers and served as a Guest Editor for two journals.


 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medicinal plants and their uses, 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), Biomonitoring through flow cytometry.

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K. Karunamoorthi

K. Karunamoorthi
Associate Professor
Department of Medical Entomology
Jimma University
Ethiopia
Tel: 251913547847

Biography :

Dr. Kaliyaperumal Karunamoorthi holds the Post graduate degree in Medical Entomology from the Vector Control Research Center (Indian Council of Medical Research), Pondicherry, India. He has been awarded the World Health Organization (WHO) studentship during his study. Subsequently, he has earned his M.Phil. degree from Annamalai University, and has worked as an Assistant Professor in Medical Entomology, for about six years in India. He is currently serving as Associate Professor in Medical Entomology at Jimma University, Ethiopia, for the past eight years. Besides, he has completed his Ph.D in Medical Entomology with his main foci of research being largely on plant-based products against insect vector of diseases (especially mosquitoes). In the recent years his research is largely focused on plant-based antimalarial products too. He has published several research articles in various internationally reputed journals in the area of medicinal and aromatic plants, medical entomology, pesticide poisoning, innovative personal protection measures, vector biology and control.

 Biography
Research Interest :

History of medicinal plants, Medicinal and Aromatic plants, medical entomology, pesticide poisoning, innovative personal protection measures, vector biology and control.

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Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam

Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam
Molecular Plant Pathologist
Plant Pathology Research Institute
Egypt

Biography :

Dr. Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam had received his PhD in Molecular Plant Pathology from Suez Canal University, Egypt. He is the member of International Society for Pest Information (ISPI), Germany.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Healing herbs, Plant Pathology Research, Biochemical markers, Agricultural Sciences, Molecular Mycology.
My primary research interest is in understanding the genetic diversity of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum. Use of molecular methods for analysis of genetic variation and population dynamics of fungal pathogen populations, phylogenetic studies and development of molecular diagnostic tools for detection and diagnosis of fungal pathogens. Techniques such as AFLP, PCR-RFLP, RAPD, UP-PCR, DNA-sequencing. Currently, we are developing fluorescent diagnostic primers and probes with the utilization of Real-Time PCR techniques. Our goal is to understand the significance of evolutionary forces that shape the genetic structure of pathogen populations and to apply this knowledge to design more stable and environmentally sound management strategies to control plant disease.

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V Duraipandiyan

V Duraipandiyan
Department of Botany & Microbiology
King Saud University
Saudi Arabia
Tel: 966544267462
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Biography :

Dr. V.Duraipandiyan, is Botany and ethnopharmacology graduated from University of Madras, Chennai.  He has published many articles in the peer reviewed journal. He worked as scientist at Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, and University of Madras. At present he is working as Research Professor at Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He is very interested in anticancer, antidiabetic and antimycobacterial drug discovery from plants and microbes.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Plant medicine
Drug discovery from natural source
Medicinal plants and their traditional uses
Antimicrobial compounds from plants and microbes
Antidiabetic and anticancer compounds from plants and microbes
Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology
Phytochemical isolation from plants
Actinomycetes isolation and identification and their biological activities
 

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Nacim Zouari

Nacim Zouari
Higher Institute of Applied Biology of Medenine (ISBAM)
University of Gabes
Sfax-Tunisia
Tel: 21674675055

Biography :

Assistant professor in Higher Institute of Applied Biology of Medenine (ISBAM) (University of Gabes) since 2006.
 Researcher in Laboratory of Biochemistry, Engineering National School of Sfax (ENIS)
 Route Soukra, 3038, BP1173, Sfax-Tunisia. 

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

 Psychoactive herb, Medicinal plants and Food technology.

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Soica Codruta Marinela

Soica Codruta Marinela
Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
UMF Victor Babes
Timisoara

Biography :

•    1999-2004 – Teacher assistant, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Faculty of Pharmacy, Timişoara
•    2004 – 2009 – lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Faculty of Pharmacy, Timişoara
•    2009-present – Assistant professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Faculty of Pharmacy, Timişoara
•    Member of Faculty Council
   

 Biography
Research Interest :

Herbs toxicity, Obtention of cyclodextrin inclusion complexes with sulfonamidic diuretics.
Application of different analysis methods of the complexes: spectral, thermic, cromatographic.
 

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Marina van der Merwe

Marina van der Merwe
University of Pretoria
South Africa

Biography :

In 2013, she returned to academia, and is currently pursuing PhD in Chemistry at the University of Pretoria, RSA. During 2008-2012, she worked as principal scientist at Water Enhancement Technologies, focusing on primary and applied research related eco-friendly additives for carbon sequestration. From 1999 to 2008, she worked as a senior researcher and project leader at Bio prospecting Group of Biosciences, CSIR South Africa. One of the main research activities was the bio prospecting of South African plants through ethno botanical and random approaches; which involved collection of anecdotal information, collection and extraction of plants, evaluation of medicinal claims (in vitro and in vivo) and high throughput screening, fingerprinting and standardizing of extracts, bioassay-guided fractionation, isolation and structure elucidation of secondary metabolites, and derivatization of drug candidates. Due to the intellectual property issues, the knowledge dissemination was done mostly through patenting.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatics, Natural product chemistry, standardization of plant extracts, essential oils, pharmacognosy, conservation of natural resources, nanotechnology and molecular modelling.

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Brijmohan Singh Bhau

Brijmohan Singh Bhau
Department of Medicinal Aromatic & Economic Plants
North-East Institute of Science & Technology (NEIST)
India
Tel: 091 376 23700139
Fax: 091 376 2370011

Biography :

Dr. Brijmohan Singh Bhau is presently working as Senior Scientist at Plant Genomics Laboratory, Medicinal Aromatic & Economic Plant Division of CSIR-Northeast Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat, Assam India.
He is involved in the area of Plant Biotechnology in different capacities for last 20 years and published many research papers in scientific journals, book chapters, review and general articles. He is still actively involved in the research. His area of research involves plant genetic diversity evaluation using molecular markers and conservation of plants using modern biotechnological tools and techniques. After completing his PhD from Jammu University, he did his post doctorate from Botany Department, Delhi and The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. He joined CSIR-Northeast Institute of Science &Technology, he set up his group in the area of plant genomics. His work has been recognized by conferring him the Dr. YS Murthy Award by Indian Botanical Society. He has visited Bangladesh, China, Italy and United Kingdom in context with his research work.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatic compounds, Plant biotechnology, genomics, plant molecular biology, plant tissue culture, transgenic plants, molecular markers, genetic diversity, conservation.

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Krishna Kaphle

Krishna Kaphle
Associate Professor
Department of Theriogenology
Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science
Nepal
Tel: +977-56-591142
Fax: +977-56-581021

Biography :

Dr. Krishna Kaphle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theriogenology since May 16, 2011. He deals mostly with reproductive disorders and referred cases seeking non conventional approaches. He is an elected council member of Nepal Veterinary Council.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Plants used for medicine, Reproductive Physiology, Reproductive Physiology, Pharmacology and Animal research.

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RC Padalia

RC Padalia
Department of Aromatic Plant Chemistry
CSIR- Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
India
Tel: 9412905898/ 9917472497

Biography :

Dr. Rajendra Chandra Padalia is working as a Scientist in Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP); a frontier Plant Research Laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Natural Product Chemistry, from Kumaun University, Nainital, India. He has adequate experience in the chemistry of natural products, essential oils, Aroma/volatile chemicals, chromatography and other separation techniques; and on various analytical methods and instrumentation work useful for research in Phytochemistry and related fields. He has published more than fifty Research Articles in Reputed Peer Reviewed Journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Herbal monograph, Chemistry of Natural Products, Essential  oils & Aroma Chemicals, R&D on Quality evaluation of essential oils, aroma compounds and their value addition, Isolation, Characterization and chemical modification of bioactive compounds by Chromatography and other separation techniques and by Molecular Spectroscopy; Developing bioactive marker constituents in MAPs; R&D on Quality evaluation, Agrotechnology and Post Harvest technologies of aromatic plants.
 

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Ram S verma

Ram S verma
Department of Aromatic plant chemistry
CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
India

Biography :

Dr. R.S. Verma is presently working as a Scientist at Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Organic Chemistry from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya Avadh University, Faizabad Uttar Pradesh in 2000. He is involved in extraction, isolation and characterization of aroma chemicals/essential oils from aromatic and medicinal plants. He has experience in guiding research work for the award of master degree and has also published over 65 research papers (till 2011) in prestigious international and national journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatic flowers
Isolation and characterization of volatile terpenoids from Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.
Chemosystematics of Himalayan Aromatic plants.
 

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Chandan S Chanotiya

Chandan S Chanotiya
Department of Analytical Chemistry
CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
India

 

Biography :

He studied Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, DSB Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital, India and received masters degree in 2000. In 2005, he was awarded PhD in Natural Product Chemistry from Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand under the supervision of Prof. CS MATHELA, a renowned Phytochemist.His scientific output till date comprises of 60 scientific papers published in International and National Journals related to Essential Oil Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry, separation methods, floral chemistry and quality control of aromatic and medicinal plants. He is currently working on quality control aspects of aromatic and medicinal plants. In addition, his scientific interests encompass the chemosystematics of aromatic plants of Uttarakhand Himalaya. Currently, he is working in Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow, India since July 2006, as scientist in Chemical Sciences discipline.    

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatic shrubs, Chemistry of natural products. Quality control of secondary metabolites of aromatic plants. Essential oils and their separation, enantioselective separations of enantiomeric pairs of terpenoids and aroma chemicals in one dimensional GC-FID and GC-MS. Applications of Solid-Phase Microextraction (SPME) and Headspace HS-GC techniques to study the flower volatile. Application of LC-MS/MS in method development of bioactive compounds from plant extracts.
 

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Sabyasachi  Chatterjee

Sabyasachi Chatterjee
Department of Biotechnology
The University of Burdwan
India
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Biography :

1st class 1st in M.Sc, Presently faculty of the Dept. of Biotechnology,The University of Burdwan for last 5 years, lecturer in the field of Microbiology in Asansol Girl\\\\s College from 2002-2007,one of the CO-PI in a DST(SERC) sanctioned project on Arctic microflora and production of their industrial enzymes.Reviewer for Bioremediation Journal (Taylor and Francis Publisher),African Journal of Microbiology Research (Academic Publisher),Journal of Medicine and Medical Science (Academic Publisher),Reviewer and member for Advisory Board of Journal of Bioinfo publisher,Agricultural Science Research Journal,Editorial Board member for the Journal “Trends in Life Science”Editorial Board member for the Journal “Trends in Parasitology Research”.Submited Phd thesis on
Bioremediation of Heavy metal pollution in industrial waste water by Rhodotorula mucilaginosa (MTCC 9315).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Fragrant plants, Bioremediation,Medicinal plants,Enzymology,Arctic microbes

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Chandra Prakash Kala

Chandra Prakash Kala
Indian Institute of Forest Management
India

Biography :

Dr. Chandra Prakash Kala is Ph.D. in Forestry from the Forest Research Institute of DehraDun, India and has completed his M.Sc. in Botany from the H.N.B. Garhwal University, Uttarakhand. Some of his earlier associations were with the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun, the G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Almora and the National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.

Dr. Kala has widely surveyed the various biogeographical areas for natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development of medicinal and aromatic plants. The outcome of his decade long studies on the ecology and conservation of alpine meadows in the Valley of Flowers National Park is one the outstanding contributions to the science. He has published over 125 research papers and articles in various national and international journals. Besides, he has 4 books to his credit on the biodiversity conservation, ecosystem and environment management and sustainable development of medicinal plants. He is the founder Executive Editor of the International Journal - ‘Medicinal Plants’. He has chaired and delivered keynote lectures in many international and national seminars and conferences. He is recipient of prestigious ‘ICFRE Award for Excellence’ for his outstanding contribution in the field of Forest Conservation (Biodiversity and Ecology).

Presently, Dr. Kala is associated with the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal as a faculty in the Ecosystem and Environment Management division.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aromatic shrubs, Biodiversity Conservation Plant Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Ethnobotany, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Medicinal Plants.
 

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Ahmed Bekir

Ahmed Bekir
Department of Process Engineering
Iset Sfax
Tunisia
Tel: 216 98230429

Biography :

At the Faculty of Monastir, Tunisia, he finished Master degree in general physics. Then joined the National School of Engineers of Gabes where he did his graduate studies in process engineering completed by pedagogic training at Ahuntsic College in Montreal, Canada (1999).
The Graduate Certificate Specializing in Process Engineering obtained allowed him to teach in Higher Institutes of Technological Studies of Gafsa (1999-2004) and Sfax (2004-2012), Tunisia.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medicinal and aromatic plants: drying process and essential oil extraction and valuation.

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Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar
Biotechnology Division
IHBT (CSIR)
India
Tel: 91-1894-233339

Biography :

2007-2012    Ph.D. Biotechnology (Submitted) from Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR), Palampur, H.P. INDIA and Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
(Title: “Bioprospecting Thermostable Superoxide Dismutase from the Flora of Western Himalayas”)
2002-2004    Masters of Science (Biotechnology)  from Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India.
1998-2002    Bachelors of Science (with Botany, Chemistry and Zoology)  from College of Basic Sciences, CSKHPKVV, Palampur, H.P. India.
                    

 Biography
Research Interest :

Medicinal plants list, An inquisitive and explorative attitude contributes to a constant learning process and adds to the immense potential for innovation in the field of Science. I believe investigating the mysteries of life will always keeps my mind young and flexible. Enthralled with nature’s beauty of life, I am interested in understanding the plant growth and survival in response to environmental cues (biotic or abiotic). I am using an integrated ‘-omics’ approach (i.e. – genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and) coupled with computational biology approach to realize my aspirations and to discover more and more about life and living organisms.

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Devendra Kumar Patel

Devendra Kumar Patel
Rural Technology Department
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
India

Biography :

Assistant Professor, Rural Technology Department,
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya,  Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) – India.
Research Experience: 05 Years; Teaching Experience: 6.5 Years

 Biography
Research Interest :

Plant medicine, Plant Ecology, Diversity/Conservation of the plants, Conservation of Medicinal Plants

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Munesh Kumar

Munesh Kumar
Department of Forestry
HNB Garhwal University
India

Biography :

Dr Munesh Kumar is Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal. He also served Mizoram University as Assistant Professor. He has published 90 research papers in international and national Journals such as Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, Journal of medicinal plant research, Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology. He is regular reviewer for Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine, Ethnobotany Research Application, Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, Journal of ethnobiology and several other Journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Plant medicine, Forest Ecological, ethno medicinal studies of Himalayan plants, agroforestry, carbon sequestration.

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Boukhatem Mohamed Nadjib
Associate Professor of Biology (Plant Biotechnology),
Department of Biology and Cell Physiology,
Faculty of Life and Natural Science,
University of Blida 1,
Blida, Algeria 

Biography :

Dr. Nadjib is currently working as an Associate Professor of Biology (Plant Biotechnology), Department of Biology and Cell Physiology, Faculty of Life and Natural Science, University of Blida 1, Blida, Algeria. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 2010-2014: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biology (Plant Biotechnology), Department of Natural Sciences, High Normal School-Kouba, Algiers, Algeria. Title: Potential application of rose-scented geranium as nutraceutical food preservative. Supervisor: Professor A. Kameli. 2006-2010: Master of Science (MSc) in Biology (Plant Biotechnology). Department of Biology, University of Blida. 1999-2004: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology (Food Control and Analysis). Department of Biology, University of Blida, Algeria. PUBLICATIONS: 1.Boukhatem MN, Hamaidi MS, Saidi F, Hakim Y. (2010). Extraction, composition and Valorisation of geranium hydrosol (aromatic water) in dermopharmacy. Nature & Technologie 2, 59- 64. ISSN : 1112-9778) ; Edition Université de Chlef. 2.Boukhatem MN, Kameli A, Ferhat MA, Saidi F, Mekarnia M. (2013). Rose geranium essential oil as a source of new and safe anti-inflammatory drugs. Libyan Journal of Medicine 2013, 8: 22520. Co-Action Publishing. 3.11. Boukhatem MN, Ferhat MA, Hadj Mohamed R, Lalaoui N. (2015). Prevalence and antibiotic resistance of staphylococci isolated from Kolea Hospital (Algeria). Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 7(2), 260-270.

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Research Interest :

-Aromatic compounds
-Investigation of medicinal and food plants focused to the isolation, structural elucidation of secondary metabolites and evaluation of their biological activities; -Isolation of new lead compounds with pharmaceutical, agrochemical, nutraceutical and cosmetic interest from natural sources (aromatic and medicinal plants) originated from Mediterranean and global biodiversity. -Identification and structure elucidation of natural products using state-of-the-art spectroscopic techniques. -Developent of analytical strategies for the quali-quantitative determination of secondary metabolites in plant extract and herbal products. -Green Chemistry and large-scale extraction of high added value natural products. -In vitro and in vivo evaluation of traditional Algerian Medicinal Plants. -Complementary therapy (including herbal medicine and aromatherapy) and potential applications in modern pharmacy practice as part of integrative therapy. -Investigation and identifying pro-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic promoting components’ extracts or isolated compounds from medicinal, cosmetic and edible plants. -Evaluation and detection of biologically active components and potential drug and/or disease interaction of folk medicine remedies.

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V. Sivaram

V. Sivaram
Associate Professor
Department of Botany
Bangalore University
India

Biography :

Associate Professor Dr Sivaram V Gowda is the Senior Faculty in the Department of Botany, Bangalore University, Jnana bharathi, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Botany, Zoology and Chemistry from Sri Sathya Sai College of Science, Whitefield, and Bangalore. After his post graduate degree in Botany, he obtained his Ph.D degree from Bangalore University, India. Dr. Sivaram was appointed as Team Leader consultant by the Food and Agricultural organization (FAO) of the United Nations to improve the apiculture activities in Iraq during 2002. Dr Sivaram was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Nehru Senior Research Fellowship to work at the Department of Biological Sciences, the University of Montana, and Missoula, USA during 2009-10. Dr Sivaram was awarded J B Free Gold Medal during 2008 the 2nd International Beekeeping Congress in Thimpu, Bhutan. He was also honoured with Anak Sarawak Award by the Government of Sarawak, Malaysia. From 2007- till date, he is working as Associate Professor of Botany at the Bangalore University. Dr Sivaram has travelled several countries on academic assignments and he has published over 35 original papers and presented many papers in both National and International Conferences. Dr Sivaram has organized more than a dozen International conferences in India, Mauritius, Thailand, Bhutan and Malaysia.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Healing plants, Biological diversity and Ecosystem management

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Rufeng Wang
Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy,
School of Chinese Materia Medica,
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,
China

Biography :

Dr. Rufeng Wang obtained his PhD in Pharmacognosy at Peking University in July, 2003 and carried out his postdoctoral research at Tsinghua University from July, 2003 to June, 2005. Then, he went to the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University as an Assistant Professor. Since March, 2009, he has been working at the School of Chinese Materia Medica, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine as a Professor. His scientific research has been focusing on the bioactive constituents of Chinese herbal medicine and their in vivo biotransformation. He has published many scientific research papers on bioactive constituents of Chinese herbal medicine in various international reputed journals, such as Journal of Natural Products, Phytochemistry, Heterocycles Plos One, and Fitoterapia.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Discovery of bioactive or effective constituents of herbal drugs.
2. Biotransformation of constituents of herbal drugs.

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