Prof. Alberto K. Arbex is Head of a Medical post graduation, Leading Reseacher in Endocrinology and Public Health, 12+ years heading a post graduation in Medicine/Endocrinology, having teached for more than 2,000 Medical post graduates, 3 major international project managements with HARVARD Medical School since 2012 and ongoing, 36 scientific papers published, 12 research projects under way.
Professor and multi-lingual researcher in Endocrinology, BioLaw, Public Health and Obesity.
Former VISITING SCHOLAR (2014) of the HARVARD T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, United States. Masters of Medicine, and PhD Candidate in Public Health.
Team Leadership, Endocrinology, Obesity, Public Health.
Dr. Michael A.B. Naafs is a Dutch internist-endocrinologist with a long clinical career in internal medicine and endocrinology.
His Ph.D Endocrinology was obtained at Leiden University (1988) and focused on the renal end-organ resistance to PTH (Parathormone) infusion in normo-and hypercalcaemic patients with solid tumors secreting a PTH-like factor.
Other area’s of interest are clinical pharmacology where he was in the front of clinical research of transdermal nitroglycerin patches. (1984) Recently he participated in the standard book project “Drug Discovery and Evaluation: Methods in Clinical Pharmacolgy”, “Eds Hock.F.J,Gralinski M.R 2nd Edition, 2017, Springer Verlag, providing the section “Pharmacodynamic Evaluation: Endocrinology“.
In infectious medicine he was one of the first to report about HIV-2 infection (1990) Experience in HIV, MDRTB and tropical Infectious medicine was acquired during a one year stay at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Umthata, South Africa. (2008).
At present he works as an independent health consultant (Naafs International Health Consultancy) and as a Medical Writer. Michael is an editorial board member of a number open access journals and the author of tenfolds of publications.
Naafs International Health Consultancy, Netherlands
Dr. Saisho received his medical degree in 1998 and his PhD degree in 2009, both from the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo. Before obtaining his current position as assistant professor, Dr. Saisho completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center at the University of California-Los Angeles’s David Geffen School of Medicine (Prof. Peter C. Butler). Dr. Saisho is the author or coauthor of more than 60 publications.
Dr. Saisho’s area of interest is Diabetology, especially Beta Cell Dysfunction in Diabetes.
In 1995 Dr. Blum retired from the University of Texas Health Science Center giving up tenure to enter the world of business and biotechnology. In the second year, acting as manager of 1899 Limited Liability Corporation, his first weight management product grossed in excess of 60 million retail. His company Cyberpharm has launched a weight loss system with Rexall/Showcase which was launched early 1999. Dr. Blum continues to publish research articles, writes books (twelve), lectures, and is actively applying for numerous patents in the field of molecular genetics & nutrition. Dr. Blum is very active as Scientific Director of the Path Medical Foundation and former co-founder and Vice President of the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. Dr. Blum is co-founder and Chairman& CSO of Impact Genomics and Managing Partner of IGENE, LLC. He is currently Chief Scientific Officer of G&G HealthCare Services, Inc. and Genomics HealthCare, LLC. His concept of Reward Deficiency Syndrome is being embraced by world leaders in science and is part of the DSM –V, and the DRD2 gene discovery has been confirmed in over 4,000 publications from laboratories all over the world. He serves as Editor –in-Chief Omics Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy and Genetic Diseases & Genetic Reports, and is currently serving on twelve other prestigious journal’s editorial Boards. He has recently accepted the position of Chief Scientific Officer of Journal operations, Aperito, Publishing House. Currently he has been named Volunteer Full Professor of the Department of Psychiatry & McKnight Brain Institute University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida and Adjunct Research Professor, Human Integrated Services Unit University of Vermont Center for Clinical & Translational Science, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT. He currently serves as neuroscience advisor for Dominion Diagnostics, LLC North Kingstown Rhode Island; G &G Holistic Addiction Treatment center, North Miami Beach Florida and Malibu Beach Recovery Center, Malibu Beach, California. Many consider him as the “Father of Psychiatric Genetics” and “Father of Neuro- Nutrient Therapy”. Dr. Blum received the Life Time Achievement Award from the National Institute of Holistic Addiction Studies 2011, the 2012 Scientific Achievement Award in a Gala Celebrity Event, Miami Beach Florida and Best Abstract Award from the American Society of Anesthesiology and Pain. He and Mark Gold recently signed with Springer as Series editor for Neuroscience of Addiction: A Reference Work which includes four volumes to be published in 2015. Dr. Blum has been notified by Research Gate that is Reputation Score is higher than 97.5% of all scientists in the network to date scoring 40.5. He has also accepted a distinguished appointment of Scientific Advisory Board of NVP's newly formed and funded portfolio company.
Dr. Lisa Marie Portugal holds a PhD in Leadership, a Master of Education in Health & Wellness, & a Master of Arts in Education. She is a publisher, researcher, peer-reviewed scholar, educator, & has authored many academic and health and wellness books. Dr. Portugal is on the review board for various academic and medical journals. She currently teaches coursework at the undergraduate, graduate, EdD, and PhD levels in the College of Education.
Her research interests include health & wellness, Cancer, Diabetes, Child & Adult vaccines, Naturopathy Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Ming-Chang Chiang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Life Science at Fu-Jen Catholic University. He also is an Academic Consultant in the Terry Whole Brain Potential & Development Center. He received his PhD. from National Yang-Min University of Institute of Neuroscience. His research interests include neuroscience, brain science, and cognitive neuroscience. His receives the award of who’s who in the world in 2015. His research articles have been published in Human Molecular Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Molecular Basis of Disease, Neurobiology of Disease, PLos One, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Neuroscience, Experimental Cell Research, and Mitochondrion.
Dr. Mila (Bozidar) Bunijevac, born in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She finished elementary school in Bijeljina, secondary medical school in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
At the Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, the direction of speech therapy, graduated in 2010. Master studies at the Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, direction of speech therapy, ended in 2011. Master work titled "Acoustic analysis of voice in partial and total laryngectomies", on 08.04.2011.
Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation enrolled in the 2011/2012 school year. All exams envisaged by the doctoral study curriculum passed within the average grade 9.10. Doctoral dissertation on "The Impact of Vocal Rehabilitation on the Quality of Life of Laryngectomized Patients" was defended on June 28th, 2017. At the Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, she gained a scientific degree in the field of special education and rehabilitation in the field of speech therapy.
She works in JZU "Sveti Vracevi" Hospital in Otorhinolaryngology Department and Maxillofacial Surgery, where she works to rehabilitate speech and voice disorders in children and adults. A special field of interest and work: voice disorders in children and adults and rehabilitation of patients after total laryngectomy.
Mila Bunijevac has published dozens of scientific and expert papers. She attended a number of certified educational seminars, participants of numerous symposiums in our country and abroad.
Dr. Divya Bhatia is a Postdoctoral Associate at Weill Cornell Medicine. She completed her Ph.D from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India, where she also served as a senior research fellow. She is a recipient of various awards and fellowships from Council of Scientific & Industrial research, British Council, Indian Council of Medical Research, India and Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. She worked as a research collaborator and completed her postgraduate research scholarship from University of Bristol, UK. Dr. Bhatia has been invited as a speaker to present her research work at various conferences including the American Society of Nephrology (Kidney week-2017), International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA-2016) and 2nd Annual Weill Department of Medicine Research retreat by Weill Cornell Medical College. She has peer reviewed for several journals including Nature (Science Reports). She is a member of the reviewer board of Current Trends in Inflammation Research.
Dr. Bhatia is committed in research on kidney diseases from the past seven years. Her current area of interest is to explore the signaling pathways of mitochondrial autophagy of macrophages that can be manipulated to prevent the progression of renal fibrosis. She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and The New York Academy of Sciences and former Associate member of the American Association of Immunology.
Macrophages, Mitochondria, Mitophagy, Autophagy, Renal fibrosis, Acute and Chronic Kidney diseases, Inflammation and the role of iron in bone remodeling.
Dr. Demetrio Elías Torres-Contreras
Universidad Católica del Maule, Chile.
Radiation Oncology Resident, Cancer Center, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile (since 2016).
Member of Chilean Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (SOCHIRA).
Co-editor of the Medical Journal of Maule, Chile (2013-2015).
Clinical advisor in the FONDAP investigation project “Study protocol for the Maule Cohort (MAUCO) of chronic diseases”, financed by the government of Chile and run by academics from the “Universidad de Chile” and “Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile” (2014-2015).
Teacher of "Epidemiology" and "Research Methodology" Courses. Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Católica del Maule, Chile (2015).
Dr. David Keleti is a scientist and medical writer with a combined total of 20 years of experience in research in academia and biotechnology, as well as pharmaceutical and health care communications. He graduated as a USAMRMC Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA, receiving his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics in 2008. Prior to that, he was research scientist for five years at Human Genome Sciences, USA. Dr. Keleti is currently Clinical Outcomes Manager at AmeriHealth Caritas, Pennsylvania-based Medicaid managed care organization, developing peer reviewed publications and award-winning best practices - most recently, the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management. Dr. David Keleti writes about such diverse topics as medication adherence, asthma management, behavioral health-physical health integration, and community health worker models. Dr. Keleti has been active as an abstract reviewer, task force member and presenter at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research since 2012, and an adjunct professor at the Drexel School of Public Health in 2015.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Denise Emmanuel Mukoro (Ph.D. Benin) is a lecturer of Botany and Ecological Studies University of Uyo, Uyo. Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He obtained a B.sc Degree in Botany from the University of Benin, Nigeria and a Doctorate degree also from the same university. His interest and foray into the field of algology, limnology and environmental studies began with his undergraduate programme and later on with his doctorate programme titled: Cultivation of Algae using different substrate and bioassassement of water soluble fractions of crude oil and some of its water soluble fraction using microalgae respectively. He has eleven (11) years of university teaching and research experience in phycology and related course. He belongs to several scientific bodies and has published research papers in various national international journals.
His Research Interests Include: Algal Systematics, Bioassay, Bioremediation, Ecotoxicity, Pollution and Environmental Management.
Dr. Hanan El-Sayed Badr, MD, MPH, DrPH. Professor of Public Health, High Institute of Public Health, University of Alexandria, Egypt. Currently, working in the Department of Community Medicine & Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University. Adolescent health is another area of research interest. She believes that unhealthy lifestyle and adopting risky behaviors started early in life and continues to adulthood, where is the onset of NCDs. Prof. Badr trusts that Quality of life of patients should be the parameter of monitoring the control and/or the progress of disease in chronically diseased patients. She has more than forty five publications and was the principal investigator and co-investigator in more than 50 projects, most of them are funded. She has more than 25 years of experience in research, and most of it was spent in diabetes mellitus research.
Prof. Badr’s research interest area is the role of health promotion in preventing and/or delaying the onset of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). She is focusing her research on risk factors of developing diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, cancers, etc. and different program interventions that help in preventing its occurrence.
Dr. Swe Khin-Htun, Graduated from the Institute of Medicine 1, Yangon in 2001 and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2007. He obtained the Master of Medial Science in Clinical Education from the UoN, UK in 2009. He is a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and also a Fellow of the international College of Surgeons, USA, 2014. He became a member of Academy of Medical Educators in 2004 and currently submitted Thesis to the UoN for the degree of Doctor of Medical Education.
He is working as the Medical Education Fellow in TSCSC and UMED. As a teaching Fellow, teaching is a normal part of my responsibilities as specified in job planning, However, He have high-level roles working with the UoN for teaching Medical students beyond my job plan and am recognised formally by the University as an Honorary Assistant Professor. He is also one of the Clinical Directors for Advanced Life Support (ALS course), Resuscitation council, UK. Moreover, in order to maintain my clinical skills, He also work as a Clinical Fellow at Emergency Department.
To examine attitudes and behaviours of healthcare professions on patient safety, clinical reasoning, clinical risk management and secondly to consider opportunities for developing an inter-professional learning theme addressing these.
Aug. 2007-Mar. 2015: PhD student Institute of biologie II, Freiburg University, Germany, Major in molecular genetics. Supervisor: Prof. Klaus Palme. Supported by DFG scholarship and contract. Degree: Doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat)
Sep 2000-Jul 2003: College of life sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. Graduate student. Major: Genetics, Degree: Master, Supervisor: Prof. Yingguo Zhu (Academician of Chinese Engineering Academy). During this period, mainly focus on genetic diversity of AA-genome rices and QTL localization.
Sep 1995-Jul 1999: Department of Biology, Yantai Normal University, Yantai, China. Undergraduate student, Major: Biology. Degree: Bachelor.
Nearly all his research fields follow the animal research, which mainly focuses on 3 parts: single cell project (artificial miRNAs screening and improving the amiRNA design; Auxin sensor screening and its application); Toxins modifying Rho in plants and Epigenetics of JMJ10 in Arabidopsis.
Dr. Fugang Ren is interested in the research field of traditional Chinese medicine, bibliometrics, meta-analysis and bioinformatics. In the past he mainly focused on molecular biology and genetics.
Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
Dr. Giuliano Mannrich holds a degree in Physiotherapy from the State University of Santa Catarina (2002), Post-graduation in Exercise Physiology (2004), Master's Degree in Human Movement Sciences from the State University of Santa Catarina (2007) and is studying the Doctorate in Engineering Production with emphasis on Ergonomics / Physiology and biomechanics applied to the ergonomic evaluation, at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2014 - current). He is a member of the team of NGD - Design Management Center and LDU - Design and Usability Laboratory (NGD / LDU-UFSC); Member of the Research and Development Network in Assistive Technology - RPDTA - UFSC; He is currently Professor of postgraduate and extension courses in the areas of Orthopedic and Traumatological Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy and Ergonomics; Physiotherapist Responsible at the Psychiatry Institute of the State of Santa Catarina - IPq / SC of the State Health Secretariat (SES), Member of the SES Multiprofessional Residency Committee. Physiotherapist of the Olympic Games Rio2016; Physiotherapist of Figueirense Futebol Clube (2002 - 2012), Physiotherapist Head of the Clinic GMK Fisio Customizada (2013 - current).
He has experience in Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology, working mainly in the following subjects: Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Applied to Orthopedics and Traumatology, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Biochemistry, Physiotherapy applied to Psychiatry, Hospital Physiotherapy, Orthesis and Prostheses.
Dr. Adegbenga B Ademolu is an associate fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. He works in the department of medicine of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos Nigeria. He is a member of the Endocrine Society where he functions as a reviewer for both the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) and the Journal of the Endocrine Society (JES). He is also a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist where he is a fellow in training. He has presented papers locally and internationally at conferences and has published papers locally in Nigeria and internationally in American, European and Asian journal. His work on hypoglycemia amongst others is opening new path of scientific knowledge and research in Endocrinology and related fields.
His research interest is in Hypoglycemia complicating diabetes mellitus management and in obesity.
Dr. Mohammad Hajimolaali is a PhD Student of Pharmaceutics in University of Patras (Greece). His Scientific Curriculum is:
Member of Iranian Pharmacopoeia (2017- 2018)
Member of Iran National Elites Foundation
Member of ISPOR
Designing, development and optimization of a wide selection of Nano formulations such as Drug Delivery Systems, Self-assembled lipid nanoparticles, Nanoemulsifying, liposomes. Polymeric nanoparticles.
Dr. Mohamed Musa Saad was born on June 1964 in Khartoum North, Sudan. He is an associate professor of Physics at the Department of Physics, College of Science, Qassim University at Buridah, Saudi Arabia. He received his B.Sc. in Physics from Nile Valley University, M.Sc. in Nuclear Physics from El-Neelain University and Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from El-Neelain University, Sudan. In addition to teaching, Dr. Mohamed is a regular contributor to Scientific Research Center at the Qassim University. He recently collaborated on manuscripts with his friends and colleagues entitled Material science and their applications. He has published many papers in peer reviewed international Journals.
Computational Materials science, Theoretical physics, Biophysics, and Electronic, Magnetic and Optical properties of materials.
Dr. Khalid Ahmed Al-Anazi is currently working as Consultant and Chairman, Department of Adult Hematology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
He graduated from the college of medicine, King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh, in the year 1986. After passing his Boards in Internal Medicine, he trained in clinical hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplant at King’s College Hospital, University of London, U.K. He has 4 year experience in internal medicine and 26 year experience in adult clinical hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) at the Armed Forces Hospital, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC), King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH) and the College of Medicine, KSU in Riyadh and KFSH in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
He received the award of the best teacher in the Department of Medicine, at the College of Medicine and KKUH in Riyadh in the year 2014. During his work at KFSH&RC in Riyadh and KFSH in Dammam, he was heavily involved in Hemato-Oncology and HSCT and he contributed to the success and achievements at both institutions in addition to the establishment of the HSCT unit at KFSH in Dammam in the year 2010. He has 80 publications including retrospective studies, review articles, book chapters and electronic books and he is a reviewer for 22 international medical journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Stem Cell Biology and Transplantation and the Journal of Molecular Genetics and Medicine in addition to being an Associate Editor of 26 other medical journals in HSCT, hematology, cancer and infectious diseases.
Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes, Stem cell Transplantation, Infections in Immunocompromised patients.
Oncology Center, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Sanjoy Roy (MSW, MPhil, PhD) is working as an Associate Professor and Director (Field Work & Placements), Department of Social Work, University of Delhi. He has four years of working experience in development sector and in research and more than fourteen years in teaching in University level. He has worked with government institution like All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS). Previously Dr. Roy has taught in different Universities in India as different capacities like as Associate Professor in Department of Social Work, Visva Bharati University, West Bengal; as Reader in School of Social Work, IGNOU, New Delhi; as Assistant Professor in Assam University (Central), Silchar; as Assistant Professor in Delhi University on temporary basis; as Assistant Professor in C.S.J.M. University Kanpur.
Dr Roy is associated with various research and developmental organizations working at national and international level in the area of social work, research, social Justice and development. He has gained numerous administrative experiences Director, Field Work & Placement, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi,as Warden, Mansarowar Hostel University of Delhi, University NSS Coordinator, Visva-Bharati and departmental committees in different capacities time to time. He is guiding MPhil & PhD scholars in the Department.
He has published more than 40 articles/research papers published in different referred journals/books etc. and 10 books in national and international publication related to Women Development, Field Work in Social Work Education, Rural Development etc.
He is associated with many Association/Member with Professional Bodies/Committees like Executive Member and Life membership of ‘National Association of Professional Social Workers in India’ (NAPSWI), Life membership of ‘Social Science Gazetteer’, (Indian Social Science Association), India, Life membership of ‘Indian Academy of Social Sciences’ (Indian Social Science Congress), India, Member in Editorial Board of ‘Learning Community-An International Journal of Education and Social Development’, Member in Editorial Board of ‘Doctrine’, published from Research Academy, UP, International Advisory Board Member in Encyclopedia of Social Work, NASW, USA etc, Editorial Board member for Journal of Historical Archaeology & Anthropological Sciences, MedCrave Group. He is member, Department Research Committee of Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Amity University, UP and External Moderator, Jamia Millia Islamia Central University. He is esteemed Reviewer of Oxford University Publication, Oxford University Press, USA and esteemed Reviewer of British Journal of Social Work, UK, Sage publication, Common Ground Publisher (Associate editor in The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality) etc. He is also External Expert and Examiner of M.Phil and PhD of IGNOU, Department of Social Work, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh, Department of Social Work, Lucknow University, Department of Social Work, Bharatiar University, Tamil Nadu, Department of Social Work, Mizoram University, Mizoram, Department of Studies and Research in Social Work, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka, External Moderator for ADPH Examination, Jamia Millia Islamia Central University.
Rural & Urban Development Sector and Sustainable Development, Justice, Human Rights & Empowerment for Disadvantaged Groups, Social Work Practice & Critical Social Work, Social Welfare Administration & Management of Voluntary Organizations/NGOs/Community Based Organizations and Participatory Development.
Dr. Balancin is a physician specialised in Pathology (Anatomic Pathology), currently a PhD candidate at University of São Paulo, Brazil, studying biomarkers applied to mesothelioma. As a surgical pathologist, he works closely with molecular diagnosis, gastrointestinal and lung pathology.
Comprise Cancer Target Therapy, Imaging Analysis in Pathology and Patient Safety Practices.
Dr. Admasu Belay Gizaw is an academician of Jimma University Institute of Health School of Nursing and Midwifery. He graduated with BSc degree in nursing in 2010 from Jimma University and Join master’s program in 2013 and graduated in 2015 with Adult Health Nursing speciality. Then after he has been working as Vice Nursing service Director of Jimma University Medical Center for 2 years and currently working as a senior lecturer at school of Nursing and Midwifery.
Dr. Admasu’s research is mainly focused on Nursing care, Nursing leadership and practice, Nursing Service Management, Nursing Education Quality and curriculum development, Nursing Care Quality.
Dr. Vanessa Barros is a Graduate in Physical Therapy by CESUPA (2011), master's degree in sciences from the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences of Federal University of São Paulo - UNIFESP (2014), Doctoral in Neurology and Neurosciences by the Federal University of São Paulo (2017), specializing in clinical neuroscience by Unyleya. Coordinator of the postgraduate courses in the health area of Estácio University. Professor of disciplines (human physiology, human anatomy, clinical anatomy, cell biology, histology human embryology and tissue biology) at Estácio de Sá University. CAPES Researcher, studies the pattern of activation OF immediate early genes expression in the brain of rats and monkeys submitted to epileptic seizure and during cognitive tasks.
she has experience in molecular biology techniques (protein electrophoresis, RNA and DNA,
conventional and real-time PCR), immunohistochemistry and cell counting techniques (stereology),
behavior tasks, memory and learning in rodents and primates. Experience in cognitive training in
elderly with cognitive dysfunction.
Human physiology, Human anatomy, Clinical anatomy, Cell biology, Histology human embryology and Tissue biology.
Dr. Nasuhi Engin Aydin, MD, Professor in Anatomic Pathology graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey. He received Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certification, USA on 1980. He has been working as a registered Anatomic Pathologist in academic institutions since 1983. He started his academic career working on short term carcinogenicity tests with results cited in National Cancer Institute, Bethesda Monograph 65. He attained Associate Professorship in 1987 and Professorhip position in 1993. Main topics of professional interest include forensic pathology, surgical pathology besides research on gynecologic pathology with international publications having a google scholar h-index of 21 currently.
Anatomic Pathology, Short term carcinogenicity, Forensic pathology, Surgical pathology.
Dr. Mende Mensa Sorato is 34 years old Ethiopian national. Dr. Mende Mensa Sorato is Clinical pharmacy specialist with MSc, in clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Mende Mensa Sorato is currently working at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Dr. Mende Mensa Sorato is a young researcher with clinical and teaching experiences in Hospital, Health Science College and University. Throughout his professional health sector and teaching jobs Dr. Mende Mensa Sorato have consistently driven himself to meet new challenges and achieve goals by placing quality in the heart of his job, and it is within this type of results-oriented clinical and Practical field work environment that Dr. Mende Mensa Sorato particularly excel. It is exactly these qualities that attract him to a highly competitive and exciting environment and in particular at scientific community that can provide both the challenge and opportunity. Dr. Mende Mensa Sorato is seeking to improve his educational carrier and the health of the public with respect to his field of study.
Antimicrobial resistance and Antimicrobial stewardship, Quality of care provided to patients with chronic Illness, Substance abuse and mental Illness, Drug therapy Problems among Inpatients, Adverse drug reactions related hospitalization in developing countries.
Department of Pharmacoeconomics and pharmaceutical Administration
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Dr. Ahmad is graduated in the faculty of medicine in the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1998. He pursued postgraduate studies in Physiology that counted to a master degree in human physiology from the graduate College in the University of Khartoum in 2004. He also showed interest in Surgery where he joined the residency program of the Sudan Medical Specialization Board and received a clinical MD in 2007. He also became a member of the royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom in 2010. Later in his career, he showed interest in the Medical Education science and pursued postgraduate studies that resulted in a master degree in Medical education form the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom in 2018. He currently fill the job of an assistant professor of General Surgery at the department of surgery in the faculty of medicine in the University of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia.
He is enthusiastic to conduct and collaborate in research work in the field of surgery in general and has published some articles in colorectal cancer and traumatic injuries in road traffic accidents. He also worked hard to develop a scholarship in teaching, participated in research projects in Medical Education, and published articles in the field of teaching and learning, student assessment, feedback and curriculum development.
Dr. Carlo Lazzari is a medical laureate from the University of Rome with postgraduate degrees in clinical psychology, medical education, psychiatry, psychotherapy, HIV/AIDS psychiatry, and organizational psychology. He has studied and trained in USA and UK. He is a clinical researcher based in the United Kingdom and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. He has also written several books on health psychology, clinical psychology, psychiatry, computational mind, and helping relations.
Clinical psychology, Medical education, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, HIV/AIDS Psychiatry, and Organizational psychology.
Dr. Hideaki Kawabata is a clinical gastroenterologist to the core and now Director of the Department of Kyoto Okamoto Memorial Hospital, Head of the Gastroenterological Center and Chief of the Palliative Care Team at our hospital, as well as a Specialist and Councilor in the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology and the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society and a Specialist in the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine and the Japanese Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening.
Gastroenterology, Gastroenterological Endoscopy and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Musa Garba Abdullahi Academic degree: NCE, BSc, Physics, MSc., PhD Date of Birth: 05/01/1983 Place of Work: Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano Nigeria (Formally known as Northwest University Kano Nigeria) Department: Physics Post: Academic Staff.
Radiation therapy and Environmental pollution and protection.
Dr. Perry graduated from Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He has done his residency at Soroka University Medical Center in General Surgery. He has a M.A. in Educational Psychology. He is a senior lecturer at the Ben-Gurion University, where he has been teaching Epidemiology for the last Decade, as well as finishing his PhD. in Surgical Epidemiology.
He did his research fellow at Tuft New-England Medical Center in the Surgical research lab, under Prof. Shikora. These days he is doing his fellowship in Bariatrics at McGill University Hospital. He is also active in promoting general Bariatrics at the state level in Israel, and is a member of the Israeli surgical society, and of the Israeli Endoscopic Society.
His Research interests include improving health quality measurements in Israel, as well as being a part of the Clalit HMO simulation center for the surgical professions.
Dr. Admasu Belay Gizaw; Age 29; Date of Birth: 10th August 1988 Country of Residence: Ethiopian. Dr. Admasu Belay Gizaw is an academician of Jimma University Institute of Health School of Nursing and Midwifery. He has been Vice Nursing service Director of Jimma University Medical Center currently working as a lecturer at school of Nursing and Midwifery. Dr. Admasu’s research is mainly focused on Nursing care and practice, nursing service management and nursing care quality.
Mainly focused on Nursing care and practice, nursing service management and nursing care quality.
Dr. Balancin is a physician specialised in Pathology (Anatomic Pathology), currently a PhD candidate at University of São Paulo, Brazil, studying biomarkers applied to mesothelioma. As a surgical pathologist, he works closely with molecular diagnosis, gastrointestinal and lung pathology.
Comprise cancer target therapy, imaging analysis in pathology and patient safety practices.
Dr. Amina Mumtaz received her Master's degree from Government College University in 2000 and M. Phil. in Chemistry from Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore in 2002. She is the PhD scholar in Punjab University (Thesis submitted) and got IRSIP scholarship from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in 2014. Most of her PhD work was carried out in Loughborough University ,United Kingdom under the supervision of Dr. M. R. J. Elsegood and Dr. G. W. Weaver. She joined the PCSIR Laboratories in July 2002 as scientific officer. Presently she is working as senior scientific officer. Her field of interest are analytical and inorganic chemistry. Different in-house projects were done in PCSIR. Currently, she is working on synthesis of Schiff bases derived from drugs. The biological evaluation of Schiff base metal complexes are the main interest of studies. She has supervised many graduate and post graduate students. She has national and international publications. She also presented papers in national and international forum. She organized and participated in different seminars, conferences and workshops. She also reviewed manuscripts for different journals. Actively involved in ISO 9001 and 17025.
Spectrophotometric Determination of Drugs in Dosage Forms.
Dr. Mohammad Eid Mahfouz a holder of three German boards’ certifications (General Surgery, Visceral Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery). In addition, he is granted the German Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery. His early career was dedicated to working and lecturing at Ruhr University, Gottingen University, and Munster University in Germany before he joined Taif University in KSA. Moreover, Dr.Mahfouz successfully accomplished the Certificate of Completion Specialist Training (CCST) in the UK along with the certificate of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program(NSQIP) of the American College of Surgeons in Chicago, USA. Nevertheless, His work extended to becoming a member of several local and international surgical associations along with the participation in several local and international board certification exams.
Consultant Visceral, Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Faculty of Medicine- Taif University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Aurelia Rakotondrainibe is an anesthetist and intensivist working in Antananarivo-Madagascar. After studying in Faculty of Medicine of Antananarivo, Bordeaux II and Paris VI, she currently works in the Surgical Intensive Care of CHU JRA, Antananarivo – Madagascar.
Her research interests include digestive pathologies in intensive care, perioperative nutritional management, perioperative pain and postoperative recovery.
Dr. Manish Kumar Asthana obtained his doctoral degree in the year 2013 at University of Wuerzburg, Germany and had his post-doctoralship in social cognitive neuroscience at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Brazil) and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India). He completed his Bachelor’s in Applied Science (2007) and Master’s in Cognitive Science (2009) from University of Allahabad, India. Before joining the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in 2019, Dr. Asthana was professor at Department of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing, China. He is currently professor at Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT-Roorkee. His line of research has aimed to study the pathological learning and memory mechanisms. The investigation of such processes has a highly significant biological impact, as these processes represent a basic mechanism in an individuals` adaptation to environmental changes and in consequence the organisms homeostatic balance. He has conducted research mainly in the area of associative fear learning and its modulation. The development and introduction of novel methods such as behavioral, transcranial direct current stimulation, and genetic was a particular focus of his work. Other highly interesting fields of research were investigations of early biomarkers for anxiety and related disorders, e.g. startle, skin conductance response (SCR), heart-rate variability, blood pressure, etc. for the assessment of early detection of anxiety or related disorders.
Dr. Cristian Maximiliano is currently working at Salta Ambulatory Medicine Center, College Graduate: National University of Córdoba - Faculty of Medical Sciences, with Title Medical Doctor, Post Graduate Training (Residence) Cordis Institute (Salta) - El Cármen Sanatorium, Title of Specialist: Cardiologist, Sub-Specialty: Doppler echocardiography
Master's Degree in Advances in Cardiology - San Antonio de Murcia Catholic University (UCAM), Scientific Societies to which it belongs
Argentine Society of Cardiology (SAC), Argentine Federation of Cardiology (FAC), Salta Society of Cardiology (SSC), Associate Member of the Spanish Society of Cardiology (SEC).
Echocardiogram, Arterial Hypertension and Valvulopathies.
Dr. Fakhsheena Anjum Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics) from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Karachi, Pakistan and also Clinical Research Certified Professional (CRCP) from Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan. Currently working as Associate Professor/Trained QMS Auditor and CRCP facilitator at Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan. Have more than 15 years of professional experience. Areas of interest are Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacovigilance, Breast cancer, Pharmaceutical Preparation & dispensing, Formulation development. Have more than 40 paper publications in national & international journals.
Dow College of Pharmacy, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
My name is Dr. Mohamed Hamdy Mansy, Egyptian, male, born on Feb. 4th,1962. I had my Bachelor Degree BSc, Surgery & Medicine, University of Ain-Shams, Faculty of Medicine, EGYPT, 1985, followed by my Master Degree (MSc), Basic Medical Sciences (Physiology), University of Ain-Shams, Faculty of Medicine,1991, and finally my Medical Doctorate ( MD ) , Basic Medical Sciences (Physiology), University of Ain-Shams, Faculty of Medicine,1994 . In the present time, I’m an associate professor of medical physiology. I’m working nowadays in Saudi Arabia, as vice-dean for postgraduate studies and scientific research in college of medicine-Ha’il university since 2011. I’m also a member of Ha’il University scientific research committee.
My research interests are in all physiological fields especially cardiovascular, endocrine and metabolic disorders.
Dr. Yohannes Gemechu is born and raised in Ethiopia. He received his BSc from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Medicine in the field of Clinical Laboratory Science in the year 2012. He served as an Assistant Lecturer upon his graduation in department of Medical Biochemistry, Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine for a year and studied his Master`s of Science in the field of Medical Biochemistry from 2013-2015 at Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine. He continued his PhD study at Osaka University, Graduate school of Frontier Bioscience from the year 2015. Currently he is working as a specially appointed researcher at department of Immune regulation, Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University. His work ranges from breast cancer treatment, biomarker identification to immunotherapy, immune regulation and Immunomodulatory drug target identification. He has vast experience in molecular techniques, genetic engineering, clinical trial and animal trial (in vivo experiment).
Cancer Immunology, Immunomodulatory drugs mechanism of action, protein protein-interaction and biomarker identification.
Dr. Ameinah O. Al Tabbal, MBBS, MD, Assistant professor of pediatrics in Faculty of medicine, Tabuk university. A Jordanian pediatrician who graduated from Jordan university with bachelor degree in medicine and got her high speciality degree in pediatrics and neonatology from Jordan university of science and technology, Jordan. She is boarded in pediatrics for both Jordanian and Arab exam boards. She worked in king Abdallah the second academic and teaching hospital in north of Jordan as well as in alEsra' hospital in Amman; capital of the Jordanian kingdom, both of which are JCIA accredited and reaccredited hospitals. After then she travelled to Saudi Arabia and worked as Assistant professor teaching medicine in the pediatrics department of medical college of Tabuk university for five years. She has many research publications in the field and is a reviewer in international medical journals.
She is interested in Pediatric Endocrine and Immunology as well as Respiratory Disorders.
Dr. Aroldo Vieira de Moraes Filho, Graduated in Biological Sciences by the State University of Goiás - Morrinhos University Unit. Specialist in Technologies applied to Teaching of Biology (ETAEB), Master in Biology - - area of concentration: Cellular and Molecular Biology by Federal University of Goiás (UFG), PhD in Biological Sciences - area of concentration: Genetics and Biochemistry by UFG. Currently is studying post-doctoral training at the Graduate Program in Health Sciences of Federal University of Goiás (UFG). Teaches Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Bioecology at Alfredo Nasser College (UNIFAN) on courses of Biomedicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy, actually coordinates Lato Sensu Postgraduate in Forensic Sciences and have expertise as an advisor o the Academic Director. He is a full member, as research representative, of the Ethics Committee on the Use of Animals of Alfredo Nasser College (CEUA / UNIFAN).
Has experience in Genetic Toxicology, Teaching of Genetics and Collective Health, working mainly on the following topics: Antiretrovirals, AIDS, Genotoxicity, Mutagenicity, Human Sexuality and Sexuality in Adolescence.
Dr. Zhang is an associate professor in National Institute for Nutrition and Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. He received his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from Peking University, China. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications, five books and two book chapters, and he serves as an editor for 18 international journals.
His areas of expertise include Pharmacokinetics, Bioanalysis and Pharmaceutics.
National Institute for Nutrition and Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Dr. Hisham is an assistant researcher in biological evaluation Unit and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy Unit. Hisham Elshoky has scientific interests spanning the fields of nanotechnology, biophysics, material science nanobiosensors, Nanotoxicology Confocal Laser Scanning microscopy (CLSM), high-resolution electron microscopy (TEM), and spectroscopy. He maintains active collaborations between the Lab units, biological evaluation Unit, Zeta Sizer unit and spectroscopic unit. His interdisciplinary research investigates nanomaterials conjugation with different antibodies e.g. (anti-AFB1, anti-VEGFA, anti-OTA), immunochromatography Assay (Lateral flow and flow through) in food and feed samples, nanomaterials synthesis (gold, silver, chitosan, graphene oxide, selenium, zinc oxide, Iron zero Valent and nanocomposites), Nanotoxicology, Nanobiotechnology, nanotechnology in drug delivery, nanomedicine, cancer nanomedicine.
Nanotoxicology, Nanobiotechnology, drug delivery, nanomedicine, cancer nanomedicine, conjugation, immunochromatography Assay.
I have a degree in Biomedicine (2011), Master's Degree (2013) and PhD (2017) in Therapeutic Innovation from the Federal University of Pernambuco. Currently serves as a collaborator on Department of Immunology in Aggeu Magalhães Institute / FIOCRUZ. Works in the area of parasitology and immunology, particularly in in the development of new therapeutic approaches against leishmaniasis and Chagas' disease.
Immunoparasitology of leishmaniasis and Chagas' disease, new therapeutic approaches and screening of new compounds for the treatment of diseases neglected.
Dr. Safaa A. Mahran is an Associate Professor Rheumatology and Rehabilitation at Assiut University (AUN), Egypt. She received her MD from AUN.
Throughout the last 24 years presenting her clinical life, she dealt with different Rheumatic diseases and disability conditions. She spent her first 10 years in Assiut University Hospital where she got her MD degree at 2005 before she travelled to Saudi Arabia, where she worked for the next 12 years as an Associatet Professor Rehabilitation Medicine King AbdulAziz University (KAU). She developed the policy and procedures of the Rehabilitation department there and developed rehabilitation protocols of the common orthopaedic, neurological and paediatric conditions.
Dr. Safaa was appreciated and awarded for being an active member in the preparation process for getting the Canadian and JCI accreditations by the KAU hospital. Lastly, she returned `to AUN where she works on her researches and on developing rehabilitation protocols there. She is a member in the quality Assurance team in the AUN. Her current interest is in the musculoskeletal ultrasound role in rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine.
She is an associate editor of the “Journal of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation”, “CPQ Medicine” and” International Journal of Bone and Rheumatology Research”. She is also one of the certified Publon Academy peer reviewers.
She likes scientific reading and writing. Safaa enjoys cooking healthy meals for her small family.
Her research field of interest is neuro-rehabilitation medicine and osteoporosis.
Department of Regenerative Medicine and Pain Management
Guarani Futebol Clube, Brazil
Dr. Verma is a “big picture” Stem cell scientist, a true visionary with
demonstrated leadership in stem cell research with a proven track
record in animal, human and medical Biotechnology.
Dr. Verma is a well renowned Reproductive Bio-technologist and a
stem cell Scientist from Monash University, Melbourne (Australia).
In 2011 and 2013, he was the First one in the world to generate
Induced pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) of wild cats namely, Snow
Leopard, Bengal Tiger, Jaguar and Serval's, This work was later
recognized by the World Stem Cell Society of Regenerative Medicine
in Milan (Italy) and was published as a chapter in Springer July
He is currently working as a Program Specific Researcher in CIRA
(Centre for iPS Cell Research and Application), Kyoto University,
Japan under the leadership of Prof. Shinya Yamanaka, a Nobel
Laureate and Prof. Koji Eto, a pioneer in blood research. He also holds
another appointment as Chief Scientific Director of Human iPS biobanking
and drug testing company called Bio Cell Innovation in
Dr. Verma has also spearheaded and brought ground-breaking
projects in Human Clinical field with a view and a hope to provide a
help to Inherited Blood Disorders for patients such as Sickle Cell
Anaemia and Thalassemia.
Department of Human iPS Cells and Clinical Applications
Kyto University, Japan
Dr. Osama Albarbarawi received his bachelor degree from Faculty of Science, Yarmouk University and then followed up with Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry from University of Granada. He is currently working in Taibah University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry as an academician and conducting multiple projects in Proteomics and metabolomics -based Mass Spectrometry to understand the role of O-GlcNAc posttranslational modification in regulating activities of proteins involved in several signal transduction pathways linked to several diseases such as Diabetes, Cancer, COPD, Asthma and Alzheimer’s. He is the author or co-author of multiple international publications.
Dr. Osama Albarbarawi is interested in Biomarkers discovery, and Identification/Validation of biological targets in respiratory diseases. In addition to study the role of O-GlcNAc posttranslational modification in signalling pathways linked to different diseases.
Dr. Joana S. Paiva holds a master's degree in the field of Biomedical Engineering. She has knowledge in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Biophotonics, Biostatistics, Applied Physics, Signal Processing, Brain imaging Techniques and Machine Learning applied to Medicine and Biology. She is currently developing novel optical fiber tools for healthcare based on Artificial Intelligence within the scope of her PhD in Applied Physics. She is author of 6 peer-reviewed journal papers, more than 10 international peer-reviewed conference proceedings articles and two patents.
She has knowledge in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Biophotonics, Biostatistics, Applied Physics, Signal Processing, Brain imaging Techniques and Machine Learning applied to Medicine and Biology.
Dr. Almotesembelah Gaiz is an experienced Associate Lecturer with an demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He has the experience on laboratory haematology with variable technical skills on blood film screening, bone marrow biopsy, haemoglobinopathy, flow-cytometry, platelet function, coagulation assay, automation, and phlebotomy. He is a medical doctor and practiced through the internship (two years) on most of the medical specialties such as Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Dermatology and Emergency Medicine. He was Skilled in Medicine, Education, Clinical Research, and Data Analysis. He was done lot of research through the Ph.D. focusing on Haematological Pathology Program from Griffith University. It was all about prevention of thrombotic risk in diabetes by antioxidants.
Hematopathology and exploring more with platelets and proposed antiplatelet therapies.
Dr. Jun Tang, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, is founder and CEO of Cytate (Guangzhou) Biomedical Technologies Inc., and President of Cytate Institute for Precision Medicine and Innovation. Before creating Cytate in January 2016, Dr. Tang had been appointed as Head of Division of Research & Development Services, Medical Director of Center for Endocrine and Metabolic Disease Testing, and Medical Director of Center for Cardiovascular Disease Testing by KingMed Diagnostics Group, a largest Independent Medical Testing Laboratory Company in China since March 2011. During the period of 2013 to 2016, Dr. Tang was appointed as Vice-Dean and Professor of Guangzhou Medical University KingMed School of Laboratory Medicine. Prior to joining KingMed Diagnostics Group, Dr. Tang was working as Research Associate at the University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, and the Johns Hopkins University Medical Centers in the United States for 13 years. Dr. Tang has won more than 10 research grants and many prestigious awards for research excellence, and published more than 40 scientific articles in J Biol Chem, J Virol, Cancer Res, J Cell Mol Med, Oncol Rep, PLoS One, Lab Invest, etc. Dr. Tang received his M.D. and M. Sc. degrees from Bengbu Medical University, China and Ph.D. degree from Sun Yat-sen University Zhongshan School of Medicine, China.
Dr. Tang has extensive research experiences and interests in the fields of molecular and cellular medicine, medical microbiology, virology, oncology, cancer biology and immunology, laboratory medicine, as well as signal transduction, biomarker discovery, in vitro diagnostics, and gene therapy and immunotherapy for human cancers.
I am currently a research assistant professor in the School of Engineering at the City University of New York – the City College. I received a Bachelor of Science (B.S., 2003) degree in Mathematics from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, a Master of Science (M.S., 2006) in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, NY, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., 2013) degree in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. Before accepting my current faculty position at the City College of New York in 2014, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
I have a unique expertise in the areas of biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and stem cell engineering. The objective of my research is to develop innovative engineering technologies in order to create models that help understand the pathophysiology of disease and optimize bioprocessing strategies toward regeneration of human tissues. My research program currently focuses on (1) development of novel hydrogel systems for osteochondral tissue engineering and integration, (2) development of molecular delivery vehicles for stabilization of stem cell chondrogenesis using nano/microparticle technologies, and (3) characterization of mechanisms contributing to aging of human stem cells.
The City University of New York – the City College, USA
Dr. Gustavo Vieira is MSc. and Ph.D. in science (emphasis on obesity neuropathology, vascular physiology and exercise performance), department of pharmacology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
During his Doctoral studies, he received training on vascular function evaluated by ultrasound equipment and Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIRS) device and studied the macro- and microcirculation comportment in health, disease and exercise, under the supervision of Dr. Thiago Alvares. Actually, is a member of the Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism Research Group where develops research related with Nutrition, vascular function, exercise on health and disease. Furthermore, Dr. Gustavo Vieira has additional expertise in human anatomy.
Dr. Gustavo Vieira has published international peer reviewed papers in the area of Human Anatomy, Exercise Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Heath professional.
Dr. Suleiman Ibrahim Sharif is a Professor of pharmacology and toxicology, the ex-dean and a founding member of the college of pharmacy, University of Sharjah-United Arab Emirates. Suleiman obtained a bachelor degree of pharmacy from Cairo University (1974) and a PhD from Nottingham University (1980), UK. Chaired the department of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine-University of Benghazi-Libya and was the Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Al-Arab Medical University -Benghazi–Libya up to 1999. After that Suleiman moved to United Arab Emirates as Professor of pharmacology and a founding member of the Faculty of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Chairman of the department of Pharmacology and Director of the Center for Graduate Studies at Ajman University of Science & Technology from 1999 to 2005. He is a member of several national and international scientific societies and also a member of the editorial boards of many reputable scientific journals.
Neuropharmacology; Pharmacology of dependence on and withdrawal from opioids; Drug Utilization Studies, Pharmacy Education and Public Health.
I am a biologist, and I have specialized in the area of histology and cell biology. I have great knowledge in genetics and molecular biology. The research line that I have developed is in lung, more specific for lung diseases (COPD, pulmonary emphysema, chronic bronchitis, ...), medicinal plants in their anti-inflammatory aspects and also study drugs in treatment of inflammatory processes with observations of signaling pathways.
Dr. Bhandari is interested in teaching and mentoring in the field Community and Economic Development; Environmental Studies; Sustainability Studies; Peace, Diplomacy and International relations. His main interest as a teacher and researcher centers on the intersection of local and global interests (trans-society/trans-border) and capacities in addressing global political economy; green economy, natural resource management challenges, environmental sustainability, and the effects of climate change. He is also interested in risk analysis, public policies, and behaviors that contribute to the goal of catalyzing action across the global community, increase public awareness and change public attitudes on global climate change; natural resource governance issues, human rights abuse, sustainable development and environmental degradation. His goal is to utilize scientific and cultural knowledge, research skills, and extensive experiences to help address the challenges of global environmental change, the green economy, and sustainability. He is also interested as well in assessing the economic, social and environmental impacts on natural resources/ environmental sustainability. His ultimate objective is to cultivate and engage multidisciplinary knowledge-based networks to minimize the impact of climate change on marginalized societies and to reduce societal conflict over natural resources.
His area of expertise includes Environmental Impacts on Health, environment and social sciences including social and business policies; research methods (both qualitative and quantitative); climate change impacts on business environment; bioenergy, natural resources management, sustainable development, green and clean economy. My other field of interest and expertise are global social change, global economic inequalities and transnational patterns of labor and economic organization; plus, social problems/social policy plus transnational organizations, globalization, political and economic transformations, labor, development, and the environment.
Dr. Huang is currently working on mechanisms of resistance to cancer immunotherapy at Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the U.S. top 1 hospital for cancer care and one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. Before joining her current group at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2015, Dr. Huang received her Ph.D. degree in Molecular Cancer Biology from Duke University, a private comprehensive teaching and research university ranked in the top 10 by U.S. news and World Report. Prior to receiving top scientific trainings from the above mentioned prestigious institutions, Dr. Huang obtained her M.S. degree in Genetics in 2008 from Fudan University (in Shanghai, China), a top University in China and consistently ranked in the world's top 100 most academic universities. Before the graduate training at Fudan University, Dr. Huang received her B.S. degree in Biotechnology in 2005 from East China Normal University (ECNU), one of the most prestigious universities in China.
Dr. Huang’s areas of research interest and expertise include: tumor immunology, cancer immunotherapy, cancer biology, molecular biology, oncogenic signaling, virology and gene therapy.
Dr. Mohammad Shoaib Hamrah was born in Qaramqul in Jan 1969. He graduated from Abu muslem High School of Andkhoy in 1985 and studied medicine at Kabul Medical University from 1986 to 1991, graduating with honors in his class in Dec. 1991. In 1992, Dr. Hamrah moved to Andkhoy city where he worked as a physician at Andkhoy Hospital for many years.
In 2011, Dr. Hamrah was awarded a scholarship from the Japanese government, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) at the Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya.
He returned to Afghanistan with a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration in 2012.
In 2013, Dr. Hamrah was awarded a scholarship from the Japanese government, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) at the Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya for his doctoral studies in the Department of Cardiology, ended in 2017.
He is a recipient of awards, scholarships and fellowships from the World Health Organization, the Japanese government, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and the Takeda Science Foundation.
Dr. Hamrah is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine. He has attended several international academic conferences.
Epidemiology of cancer, Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases, Epidemiology of gastrointestinal diseases and Epidemiology of tobacco use.
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Dr. Tillmann was born in 1969 in Münster, Germany. He studied medicine at the "Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster" and completed guest semesters at "Harvard Medical School Boston". He is a permanent member of the "Ethics Committee of the Medical Association of Westphalia-Lippe and the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster" and a research fellow at the "Clinic for Nephrology at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf". He holds specialist certificates in "Internal Medicine" and "Nephrology" and is also a certified diabetologist of the "German Society of Diabetology" and hypertension specialist "German Hypertension League". He is the author of publications in national and international journals. Dr. Tillmann is a permanent member of the "Editorial Board" of the journal "International Urology and Nephrology"
and a frequent guest reviewer of numerous international journals.
His scientific interests include kidney transplantation, various dialysis procedures and chronic renal insufficiency and hypertension.
Dr. Sanam Dolati completed her B.Sc. degree in Biology at the University of Tabriz, Iran. She received her M.Sc in Immunology at Tehran University of Medical sciences and received Ph.D. at Tabriz University of Medical sciences. She is currently a Researcher at Tabriz University of Medical sciences, Iran.
Her research interests are largely direct towards understanding how immune system interact with tissues and designing new immunotherapy approach for disease treatment especially, Auto-inflammatory diseases, and Aging related diseases.
Dr. Tongxing Wang is with a major research in pharmacology. My research direction is network pharmacology.
My research interests mainly include pharmacology, network pharmacology, bioinformatics, systems biology, complex network science, drug research and development, research of traditional Chinese Medicine.
Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, China
Dr. Sayed Abulqasem Baqeri is a professor of Anatomy and Histology at Ghalib University-Kabul Afghanistan-since 2016. He has graduated his Master degree from Tehran University of medical science in Anatomical science and pursue his PhD in that University in Neuroscience. He wrote his first book in Histology and published some articles in Neuroscience.
His work focuses specifically on the Neuroscience.
Dr. Balbino Nepomuceno, PhD in Interactive Processes of Organs and Systems. Master in Medicine and Health from the Federal University of Bahia (2015). Physiotherapist graduated from Universidade Católica do Salvador (2007). Specialist in Intensive Therapy by the FSBA (2010) and Specialist in Physiotherapy Pneumo-functional by the SEBAB / ISG Multiprofessional Residence (2011). Specialist in Intensive Therapy by ASSOBRAFIR (2012). I Secretary of SINFITO - Bahia (2014), Physiotherapist of the Hospital Aliança (2013). Founding member of Reative Specialized Physiotherapy (2013).
Experience in critical patient care in the home and hospital setting.
Dr. Matsushima received his PhD degree in 2004 from University of Yamanashi College of Medicine in Yamanashi Japan. Before obtaining his current position, he had worked in department of medical microbiology and immunology at the University of Toledo College of Medicine (Toledo, Ohio in the United States) as an assistant professor. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in department of dermatology (Immunology) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (Dallas, Texas in the United States).
Dr. Matsushima’s area of interests are immunology and dermatology, especially inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
Dr. Lucky Legbosi Nwidu is a Pharmacist, a principal investigator / Senior Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical sciences, University of Port Harcourt Nigeria. My PhD project is entitled "Pharmacological Characterizations and Isolation of Active Principles in Carpolobia lutea (Polygalaceae) leaf". I research in ethnomedicinal uses of natural products to underpin its pharmacological and toxicological effects and structurally elucidate novel compounds that could be formulated as potential drug candidates. Before my PhD, I have been actively involved in evaluating medicinal plants use to treat malaria and diabetes and their toxicity profiles. After postdoctoral visits to University of Nottingham, my current research focus shifted to traditional knowledge-driven drug discovery used in attenuating oxidative stress -induced pathology most especially neurodegenerative and inflammatory diseases. Besides the toxicological mechanism by which natural product attenuates of hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity and neurotoxicity in oxidative stress induced pathology is of current interest.
I was appointed a Senior Lecturer in October 2011. I have been the Acting Head of Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Faculty of Pharmacy of my former employer, Niger Delta University from 2010 - 2015. Currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers state, Nigeria.
Dr. Thomas Chatzintounas was born in Serres - Greece and graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) & Hellenic Corps Officers Military Academy in 1987. He is Senior Consultant Neurologist since 1994 after receiving education at the AHEPA Hospital, B’ Department of Neurology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He became a Doctor of Philosophy - PhD focused in Neurology in the Department of Medicine of the Democritus University of Thrace on July 10, 2007, on the statement: ¨Ultrasound characteristics of carotid artery disease in ishaemic stroke¨, National Archive of PhD Theses - DOI 10.12681/eadd/21129. He has been a director for years in Neurologic clinic of 492 General Military Hospital & 424 General Military Training Hospital, teaching also Neurology for postgraduate students. He worked as Postdoctoral fellow in A’ Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital focused in clinical research. Now he works as a Neurologist at Private Practice (Interbalcan European Medical Center Thessaloniki & Xanthi, Greece). His recent research is focused in autoimmune dementia, metabolomics, gut microbiota, neuroimmunology, virtual reality and biofeedback based interventions.
Stroke, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology, Metabolomics, Gut microbiota
Dr. Zezhong Ye is a MR researcher at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) in Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA. He has been working on the development and application of advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology for human brain, prostate and breast cancer. He has published many peer reviewed or conference papers and was invited to present his works at multiple international and national conferences. He serves as ad hoc reviewers for several international journals including Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Journal of Neurotrauma, Brain Research and Developmental Neuroscience. He is active members of multiple professional societies including International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). He has received many awards and honors including ISMRM magna cum laude merit award, ISMRM travel stipend award, publons peer reviews awards, et al.
Dr. Antonello Nicolini is a Chest Physician, Director of Respiratory Rehabilitation Unit and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Center, Hospital of Sestri Levante – Italy; Professor of Pulmonolgy at Physiotherapy and Physical Medicine, University of Genoa; Secretary of Study group of Intensive Care of italian Society of Pulmonology (ISP).
Non Invasive Ventilation – Sleep Breathing Related Disorders and Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome – Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Intensive Care Medicine - COPD.
Dr. Peng Liu obtained his M.D. from Suzhou Medical College in China and a Ph.D. from Medical School University of Sheffield. He received a post-doctoral training in molecular biology in Medical School University of Connecticut. Presently, He holds a faculty position at a professorship at Shanxi Medical University and directs an institute for medical sciences. He is a well-trained scientist with many years hands-on experiences and expertise in bone biology, adipose biology, stem cell biology, as well as transgenic and knockout mouse models. His current interest is to focus on mechanisms of Notch/Wnt signaling pathway in regulation of osteocytes and mineralization.
He is also focused a mechanism of Fsh related adipogenesis and thermogenesis by blocking its binding to Fshr, as well as interactions between bone and fat/muscle.
Department of Skeletal Developemtnat and Regenerative Medicine
Sichuan Univesity, China
Dr. Shaker El-Sappagh received the bachelor degree in computer science from Information Systems Department, Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University, Egypt, in 1997, and the master degree from the same university in 2007. He received the Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Information Systems Department, Faculty of Computers and Information, Mansura University, Mansura, Egypt in 2015. In 2003, he joined the Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computers and Information, Minia University, Egypt as a teaching assistant. Since June 2016, he has been with the Department of Information Systems, Faculty of computers and Information, Benha University as an assistant professor. Currently he is Post-Doctoral Fellow at UWB Wireless Communications Research Center in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering at Inha University, South Korea. He has publications in clinical decision support systems and semantic intelligence. His current research interests include machine learning, medical informatics, (fuzzy) ontology engineering, distributed and hybrid clinical decision support systems, semantic data modeling, fuzzy expert systems, and cloud computing. Dr. El-Sappagh is a reviewer in many journals.
He is interested in the diseases diagnosis and treatment researches.
Department of Information and Communication Engineering
Inha University, South Korea
Prof. Mohamed Abd Ellatif Mohamed Said is qualified with M.B.B.S. with a very good honor at Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt; 1985. He possesses Master Degree in Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine at Mansoura University, Egypt; 1991; Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt; 1995; Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto University.
He is a Professor of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, during the period from 27/ 3/ 2006 till now. He is also a Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the period from 2/9/2007 till now.
He Published 55 research papers in national & international journals; Attended 45 national & international Conferences; Attended 43 workshops; Referee and reviewer for Many Scientific journals and Conferences; Supervised 8 Masters Theses and 7 PhD Theses.
Clinical & Medical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Prognostic Markers, Cancer Diagnostics.
College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Parth Shah, M.D., Senior Director of Medicine and Economics at ObvioHealth, is a physician scientist with diverse clinical and research experience. He is an expert in Cardio-metabolic and Endocrine diseases and is passionate about improving patient care via advancements in research. Dr. Shah has served and has been serving as an Investigator in Sponsored and Investigator initiated studies. He has great experience in all phases of clinical trials from planning and development to its execution. He enjoys medical writing, teaching, and has a firm grasp of economics surrounding medical interventions. Dr. Shah has published many manuscripts in credible peer-reviewed medical journals and presented research at prestigious medical conferences. Furthermore, he is an editorial board member for multiple journals. He has earned Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Youngstown State University, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Washington University of Health and Science, and served as a Clinical Fellow/Researcher at Mercy Health/Jewish Hospital.
Dr. Salih Hacini received his graduated and post-graduated organic chemistry formation at the Université Oran1 (Algeria). He obtained his Doctorat Es-Sciences at Aix-Marseille University (France) under the supervision of Prof. M. Santelli in 1989, in the field of total synthesis (Synthesis of the Prelog-Djerassi lactone in a natural series from S-(-)-pulegone). He gets research and teaching positions at Oran-1 University. He held a post of lecturer and then was appointed Professor of organic chemistry in the faculty of exact and applied sciences in 1994. He has supervised the work of several PhD and MSc students. He was also a professor and associate academic researcher. His research interests were the organic synthesis, new methodologies in synthesis, green chemistry, natural products and bioactives molecules. He has been a member of the scientific committees of various conferences and has acted as a reviewer and expert in the evaluation of scientific publications, works and projects.
Organic chemistry; green synthesis; natural products; bioactives products.
Dr. Jacinto da Costa Silva Neto is a Post-doctorate at McGill University-Department of Oncology/ Faculty of Medicine/ Division of Cancer Epidemiology (Montreal/ Canada). He did his PhD in Science/ Laboratory Research in Public Health (Mammary Pathology) by-CCD / USP (2008), Master in Biophysics (Cell Biophysics) (2000) and Specialist in Cytopathology (1998) by the Federal University of Pernambuco. He is also specialized in Clinical Analysis and Cytopathology (1990) by the Brazilian Society of Clinical Analysis. Dr. Jacinto da Costa Silva Neto is specialized in Clinical Cytology (2008) by the Brazilian Society of Clinical Cytology. He is a Co-ordinator of LPCM (Laboratory of Cytological and Molecular Research), Leader of the Research Group on Chronic-Degenerative Diseases-UFPE/ CNPq. He develops research projects in: Cancer (carcinogenic and lesion progression mechanisms), Biomarkers, Cytopathology, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and morphopathological analysis (cytohistological, immunihistoquimica and morphometry). Dr. Jacinto da Costa Silva Neto also collaborates with pharmacology-toxicity research projects (histopathological analyzes).
Dr. Jacinto da Costa Silva Neto’s areas of research include Cancer (Carcinogenic and Lesion Progression Mechanisms), Biomarkers, Cytopathology, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Morphopathological Analysis (Cytohistological, Immunihistoquimica and Morphometry).
Graduated in Medical Physics at Federal Universityu of Sergipe (Aracaju, Brazil)
Ratiation Safety Officer - National Commision of Nuclear Energy (CNEN - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Nuclear Medicine Expert Medical Physicist (Brazillian Association of Medical Physics)
Master in Nuclear Medicine Technologies at Federal University of Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil).
Image acquisition an processing optimization in SPECT and PET/CT, Nuclear medicine and radiology information systems, Standardisation and harmonization of imaging biomarkers.
Dr. Wen-Hao Yang is a professor at affiliated Cancer Hospital and Institute of Guangzhou Medical University, China. Dr. Yang obtained his PhD at Yang-Ming University in Taiwan, where he studied the mechanism of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and 3D movement in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). As a postdoctoral fellow, his research focused on the development of inhibitors for treating local invasion-predominant cancers in Taiwan and a mechanism-based combination therapy to block breast cancer immune checkpoints at MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA. He have research experience in cancer immunotherapy, biomarker discovery, and mechanism-based drug development for inhibition of cancer metastasis and also possess industry experience in protein drug development and antibody production. The key aim of his cancer-related activities is to identify biomarker/mechanism-guided cancer therapy to benefit cancer patients.
Cancer immunity; Cancer metastasis; Cancer stem cells; biomarker/mechanism-guided cancer therapy.
Dr. Somnath Pandey, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University. Dr. Pandey received his MS degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from VIT University, at Vellore in 2010. Under the direction of Kevin Pruitt, PhD, he started his doctoral training at LSU Health Science, Shreveport, with specialization in Medical Physiology and Pharmacology. While pursuing his training there, Dr. Pandey served as an Instructor and taught Allied Health Professionals (class of 120 students) for one and a half years. Most of his students are now successful Physician assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Respiratory Therapists. He then moved along with Kevin Pruitt to Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, where was trained in Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Pandey served as the Public Relations Director of the Student government body from September 2015 until August 2016. There he was responsible for establishing and maintaining peer-peer relationships with Key Opinion Leaders at both academic institutions and community clinics. He also organized and managed Journal Club Meetings. He completed his doctoral training in 2016. He then moved to Temple University to start his Postdoctoral training under Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine. There, Dr. Pandey focuses on epigenetic therapy for cancer treatment. Dr. Pandey has made several groundbreaking discoveries that have been published in Journals with diverse readerships such as Cell and Gene&Cancer to name a couple. Dr. Pandey received numerous awards and scholarships during his career, some of which include the Out-standing Teacher of the Year Award, Franklin Foundation Scholarship, Lubbock Area Foundation Scholarship and Mary Lou Clements-Mann Scholarship. Dr. Pandey has been invited as a speaker to various National and International Conferences including the American Association for Cancer Research at Chicago, 2018; Texas Tech 6th Annual Biological Sciences Symposium at Lubbock (TX). Dr. Pandey is an active member of the American association for Cancer Research (AACR) and National Post-Doctoral Association (NPDA).
Cancer Research, Epigenetics, Molecular Biology, MeCP2, Sirtuins, DNA methylation, Neurological Disorders, Rett Syndrome, CDK9, Mentoring.
Fels Institute for Cancer Research & Molecular Biology
Temple University, USA
Dr. Amr T.M. Saeb is a distinguished international speaker in many scientific conferences and congresses. Dr. Saeb is the head of two departments: Genetics and Biotechnology at Strategic Center for Diabetes Research, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is the Editor-in-Chief of SOP Transaction on Inheritance and Genetic Engineering, and member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals. Dr. Amr T.M. Saeb has numerous and increasing number of scientific publications.
He was granted by the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research a scholarship to pursue and he earned his Ph.D (Molecular Phylogenetics and Population Genetics) at The Ohio State University, United States of America. He won the Poster Presentation First Place Award, during the Annual Conference of OARCD/OSU in 2006. He is a Who’s Who in the World 2015 Awardee, and earned a lifetime membership by invitation from the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for his superior academic excellence during his Ph.D. program. His areas of expertise are focused into Teaching, Research and Scientific Writing.
Dr. Saeb's research interest is focused on but not limited to Bacterial pathogenesis and virulence, Molecular pathology, Comparative genomics, Bioinfomatics: DNA, RNA and Protein sequence analysis, functional and positional gene annotation, structural analysis, sequence alignments and many others, Human Oral Microbiome Analysis, Pyrosequencing Technique, Microbiology: Experienced in standard microbiology techniques, Molecular Biology: Experienced in standard techniques such as DNA manipulation, primer design, PCR, electrophoresis, southern blotting, DNA sequencing and plasmid manipulation techniques. He is currently writing a book on diabetes genetics.
Dr. Salvatore Napolitano was born in Naples in 1961, Phd, he is an Adjunct professor at the Department of Physical Education and Wellness at the University of Naples "Parthenope".
After obtaining the Higher Diploma in Physical Education at the ISEF in Naples, he graduated in Sciences and Techniques of Physical and Sport Activities at the Sophie Antipolis University of Nice.
He has been a good athlete of water polo militating in various clubs of Serie A, since 1992 he has embarked on a career as a coach.
He has published numerous publications in international journals, and participated in congresses all over the world.
He is a member of editorial boards both in Italy and abroad, He has published 5 monographs.
Collaborate with the Italian Swimming Federation as a national teacher, He has held numerous teaching positions in courses of specialization, specialization and training.
A Cardiovascular Institute in Rosario, Argentina founded by Dr. Federico Benetti. Dr Benetti has developted five original tecniques in cardiac surgery, patententing the method for coronary bypass in 1999 (MIDCAB) and the MINI _ OPCAB operation in 2004, procedures that has been performed worlwide.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Parajuli is a Research Associate at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada since 2017 August. Prior to current lab, Dr Parajuli worked as at the Environment Health Science Lab at McGill University for ~ 3 years. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at National Centre for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) for 2 years and the Department of Human Ecology, University of Tokyo, Japan for 2 years. He holds a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Tokyo. He has been involved in public health since 2000, as a direct service level basic health service provider for 5 years. During his doctoral research, he recruited 100 mother-infants pairs in Nepal and evaluated their neurodevelopment.
He has over ten years of experience in Environmental/Genetic Epidemiology, Exosome Proteomics, Statistical Modeling, with Expertise in Knowledge Translation.
She received her Doctorate degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacy from Cuenca University, Ecuador. She obtained a Master’s degree in Infectious Diseases 2008 France, and earned her Ph.D. degree in Immunology at Françoise Rabelais University, in Tours, France 2013. Then, she realized a scientific stay at the Medical School of Massachusetts University, in Worcester, United States. Currently she works as a professor and researcher at the Army University-ESPE.
Her research interests are focused on the study of the immune system, inflammation, cell signaling in vitro and ex vivo in the search for new strategies for developing new medicines and active ingredients, animal testing models related to nanomedicine.
Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Ecuador
Myself Dr. Siddabasavegowda born in India and graduated from the University of Mysore in MSc in Chemistry with distinction in the year 2009. Later on, worked as an Assitant Professor in Chemistry at Universty of Mysore. In the year 2016 obtained a Ph.D. degree in Life sciences from Hokkaido University, Japan for the development of innovative techniques for sphingolipid extraction under the guidance of Prof. Kenji Monde. Followed the graduation working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory for metabolomics at RIKEN-Center for Medical Sciences, Japan. Present research mainly focused on the discovery of gut microbial metabolites and elucidate their role in immunological disorders.
Bioanalytical chemistry, Lipidomics, Organic chemistry, Immunology, and Cancer research.
CEO and Founder of Nanorx Inc has a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from Oregon State University(1979) and a M.S in Chemistry(1972) from I.I.T Mumbai, India. . He has worked on drug discovery for over 25 years at Columbia University, Max-Planck Institute, Germany, Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis) and Boehringer Ingelheim. He has over 15 patents and another 15 pending patent applications.
Nano-medicine, Immunology, Infectious diseases and clinical research.
I am Dr. Mona Sedeek, I obtained my Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery from Egypt. I was offeres a scholarship to study my Ph. D. in human physiology at the Univesity of Mississippi, medical center. Jackson, Mississippi, USA. After I finished my study I was offered a fellowship to have my postdoctoral training at the kidney research center affeliated with the University of Ottawa. Ottawa. Canada. Currently I work as a Lecturer in the physiology department, Medical school. Aswan University. Egypt. I have extensive research background in physiology and molecular biology research.
My areas of expertise are renal- cardiovascular physiology, Metabolic syndrome, Oxidative stress.
PhD in Biochemistry from University of Leicester, UK.
Postdoctoral fellowship in New York University of Medical Sciences in Molecular Pharmacology
The University of Texas at Austin- College of Pharmacy
New Your University School of Medicine- Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
The University of Leicester- Department of Biochemistry
Qazvin University of Medical Sciences- Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Genetics.
She received her PhD in the Department of Public Health Nursing, Gazi University. During PhD, she studied in the Turku University of Applied Science in Turku/Finland. She worked as a visitor researcher at the Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester/UK. Dr. Canan B?R?MO?LU OKUYAN is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Public Health Nursing at Mustafa Kemal University.
Public health nursing, Gerontological and Geriatric Nursing, Health promotion, School health nursing and Nursing Research.
I am currently practicing as a consultant physician and gastroenterologist in Abu Dhabi UAE and have my experiences in UK, Iraq, UAE over 40 years, currently International Editor to GIE, Arab journal of Gastroenterology, Iraqi journal of gastroenterology.
I graduated from Gazi University Faculty of Medicine in 1993. I was a specialist doctor on radiation oncology from Marmara university in 2003. In the same university, first assistant professor and then associate professor in 2018. I experienced at the Vrije University / Brussels between 2008-2009, at the Dokuz Eylül university between 2011-2013. I have 23 national and international articles.
I am interested in genitourinary system cancer, lung cancer, brain tumor, radiosurgery, brachtherapy, breast cancer, lymphoma, gynecology cancer, skin tumor.
Experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in education. Consultant Pulmonologist in Main University Hospital of Alexandria University from 1997 till now. Currently, Consultant Pulmonologist at Internal Medicine Department, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Emam AbdElRahman Ben Faisal University from March 2017 till now Research Associate at Pulmonary Medicine Department at West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA October 1989 - June 1991.
During a sabbatical leave I worked in King Faisal University (KFU), Al-Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from 13th of March 2001 till end of January 2006 as an Assistant Professor in the Internal Medicine Department, KFU, KSA, and Consultant Pulmonologist / Intensivist, King Fahd Hospital of the University, and Assistant Professor in the Respiratory Therapy Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, KFU; Elective period as a medical student in Oncology department Royal United Hospital, BATH, UK, September 1979; 3 months training course on "Echocardiography" at Department of Cardiology, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1995; Visited Queen's University Canada Respiratory Department March 2015 to supervise a Doctorate thesis co supervised by Professor Denise O'Donnell; Member of a supervision board for a Doctorate thesis in Emergency medicine in a conjoint supervision with Baylor University, Texas, USA; Assigned by the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Universities as 1 of 9 members of the permanent committee for the promotion for Associate and Full Professorship in Chest Diseases in the Egyptian Universities for the years 2016 -2019; Member of the Postgraduate committee of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine Program
Coordinator for the Doctorate Degree in Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University
On the Editorial Board (Associate Editor), and reviewer for the Alexandria Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Bahram Alamdary Badlou, CEO of BBAdvies and Research is PhD Hematology. Dr Badlou has more than 18 years Clinical and Basic Research Medical Biology and Scientific training and experiences to study human pathological and Biochemistry processes of Ageing related diseases, 50 different kinds of the Antioxidants and their bioremediations, mitochondrial metabolism and functions, transient metabolic suppression at microscopic and macroscopic levels, using broad range of techniques i.e. rodent and mice models, animal heart surgery, Cell culturing techniques, in vitro and ex-vivo cellular assays, Western blot and q-PCR, FACS Flow cytometry quantification and sorting of cells, High Confocal Microscopy, live video microscopy of prediction model system of immunologic reactions post transfusion, adhesion tests, aggregation tests, hematooncological assays, DNA studies inclusive cell differentiation and proliferation assays, EPCAM involvement in both regeneration versus gasteroinstestinal cancerogenous processes. Dr Badlou future plan is to lead an Academic Hospital and/or Cell Biology department to investigate how cells and organs can be metabolically repaired and regenerated for Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences, offer solution to needs of Army, Emergency Medicine Clinics and Hospitals.
Dr Badlou during last 18 years Research studies from bench to bed developed 1) DNA-Protein expression model system to study cancer metastasis and proliferation possibilities 2) Mitochondrial metabolism Hibernation Model Systems to prolong shelf life of blood cells and prevent cancerogenous processes 3) Quantification of Receptors at blood cells- Model Systems to study phagocytic processes of primed cells and proteins.
Dr. Duong Minh Duc is a public health researcher and lecturer with substantial experience in reproductive health and knowledge translation and implementation science. He received his PhD in Medical Science from Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, Sweden. His doctoral topic is exploring healthcare context for knowledge translation in Vietnam. Dr. Duc has been working in Hanoi University of Public Health as a researcher and lecturer since 2006. In September 2018, he was assigned as the vice-head of Department of technology and science. For more than 10-year, he has engaged into numerous studies on maternal and neonatal health with valuable research outputs recognised internationally. He has also published extensively in the fields of reproductive health and implementation science.
Reproductive health, knowledge translation and implementation science.
Dr. Abdul Matin received his PhD from Birkbeck, University of London followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from School of Medicine, Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom. His long-standing research interests include the epidemiology and pathogenic mechanism of emerging parasitic diseases with special interest on role of Blood-Brain Barrier in Central Nervous System infections. Using multi-disciplinary approach he is looking for potential novel synthesized compounds or nanoparticles or/and obtained from plants or insects to discover potential drug candidates or/and for drug delivery system to alleviate the burden of life threatening infections. He is conducting research using state-of-the-art technologies in the field of infectious diseases. He is recipient of various international and national awards, honors and grants. He is currently Associate Professor at Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia. He has published >38 research articles in reputed journals and is serving as an editorial board member and reviewer for various international and national reputed journals and funding agencies.
Dr. Rengin Kosif is the head of the Department of Anatomy at Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical Faculty in Turkey. She's been an anatomist for 14 years. There are publications in international and domestic journals, books, oral and poster presentations in Congresses, 61 SCI references.
Dr. Reem Bahmaid is a Cardiology clinical pharmacist graduated from King Saud University, collage of pharmacy with bachelor pharmacy degree in 2005, and then he got Master degree in clinical pharmacy at King Saud University in 2009. He earned the American Board certification in pharmacotherapy specialties in 2013. Currently he is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in College of Pharmacy, KSU, and working as full time clinical pharmacist of adult cardiology, and as a clinical pharmacist for heart failure and anticoagulant clinic at King Fahd Medical City.
He participated in pharmacy education and training program for Pharm D interns and got a title as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in College of Pharmacy, KSU. He has some scientific publications and scientific poster presentations too.
He is having an eminence in any research included cardiovascular treatment.
Dr. Terence Pires de Farias is a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at Pontifical Catholic University Rio de Janeiro Brazil; Researcher at Federal Brazilian National Cancer Institute (NCI); Attending Head and Neck Surgeon at Federal Brazilian National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Hamza Malik OKUYAN received his Ph.D. from the department of medical Biology and genetics in Gaziantep University in 2017. Dr. Okuyan is currently a lecturer and a postdoctoral researcher in the department of medical services and techniques of Hatay Mustafa Kemal University. His current works focus on the pathophysiology of Bone Diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, as well as the molecular mechanism of novel vitamin k dependent proteins in human diseases.
His research interest is mainly about Medical Biology and Genetics, Human Genetics, Osteoarthritis, Bone Diseases, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology of Cancer.
I have BSc degree in Public Health and MSc degree in Human Anatomy. I teach gross anatomy, embryology, and histology for medical and health science students in Ethiopia. I am permanent staff at University of Gondar, College of Medicine and Health Science, Department of Anatomy. I have published 2 research articles in a scientific journal. The other two are under revision. In 2017/2018, I reviewed a paper for Journal of Neuroscience in Rural Practice, BMJ Open and BMC pediatrics. I am attending Reviewer training at Publon academy. I have multi-disciplinary professional experience in the field of public health, human anatomy, and research and community services. I am familiar with different statistical packages including in STATA, SPSS, Epi-info, and Epi data.
My area of expertise goes with research related with birth defects, autism, maternal and child health, human development, anatomical variation, histology, and central nervous system anomalies.
Morteza is a qualified nurse with experience in both emergency care and hospice care settings. His research maintains a broad interest in the care of people at the end of their lives beyond cancer in palliative and end of life studies and for those who work closely with the dying, the bereaved and the critically ill. His current research focuses on EOL care in the Emergency Department, measuring the quality of EOL care in the community and hospital settings; educational support for nurses caring for the dying and managing emotional labour; and the economics of end of life care. For the latter, he is seconded to Health Economics (0.4FTE) to work on a large European Union funded project ‘EconEndLife’. Morteza has published in Scientific Journals, book chapters and disseminated research at conferences and invited seminars at both national and international levels. Given the nature of his work on advanced care planning and the quality of end of life care, he contributes to both the local and national media. He is a prolific writer and has published widely in nursing and non-nursing journals. His publications reflect his interest in a range of empirical, theoretical and methodological perspectives. Morteza is an experienced teacher having contributed to a spectrum of curriculum development and leadership projects from undergraduate through to doctoral level programmes. he has extensive experience of face-to-face, on-line, distance, small group and large group teaching.
His research interests include evidence base education, psychiatric nursing, game-based learning.
Department of Medical Sciences and Health Services
University of Sari, Iran
Dr. Stavroula A. Koulocheri is an Associate Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece. Dr. Stavroula A. Koulocheri completed BSc, Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece , Staff scientist, Biochemistry Laboratory, Athens University Hospital “Laiko”, Athens, Greece [1980-1981], PhD in Biochemistry, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece 
Stagiaire (fellowship), CNRS, Laboratoire de Biochimie, Faculté Saint Antoine, Paris and Institut Pasteur, Paris, France [mid-1988-mid-1989], Associate Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece [2003-], Associate Professor & Head, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece [2004-2006].
José López Castro MD, PhD, is a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Santiago de Compostela (SPAIN) and a specialist in Internal Medicine
at SERGAS (SPAIN). Expert in Bioethics and Master in Clinical Management, Medical and Care Management by the CEU University (SPAIN).
He has published multiple works in prestigious national and international journals and is currently an accredited professor of Medicine.
Bioethics and Master in Clinical Management, Medical and Care Management .
Dr. Neuspiel received his BA from Rutgers University and his MD from New Jersey Medical School. He completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, followed by a research fellowship in epidemiology and MPH at the Graduate School of Public Health of the University of Pittsburgh. He has done research on sudden death, asthma, addiction and patient safety and has authored 195 articles, chapters, books and abstracts. He has served on several editorial boards and national committees of professional organizations. Dr. Neuspiel recently retired as Director of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Carolinas HealthCare System and Medical Director of Myers Park Pediatrics in Charlotte, NC, the pediatric safety net practice of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, primarily serving immigrant children. Dr. Neuspiel previously worked at several academic medical centers in New York City, providing primary care to underserved children. He is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) and has been on the faculty of both the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Rongrong Fan, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor at Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. He earned his PhD in medical sciences at the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012. His PhD work was to investigate the incretin effects on pancreatic beta cells and peripheral tissues during obesity. After obtaining his PhD, he worked as a postdoc (2012-2017) and Assistant Professor (2017-now) at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
His research was mainly focused on the epigenomic regulatory mechanisms in the metabolic (and immune) cells that are linked with T2D and fatty liver diseases.
Dr. Amin O. Igwegbe attended Salahudeen Boy’s High Secondary School, El-Beida, Libya from where he obtained a Higher Certificate in Arabic and Islamic Studies in addition to Science Education; he also attended Al-Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya from where he obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. Degrees in Food Science and Technology, and also the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria from where he obtained a Ph.D in Food Science and Technology. He is fluent in Igbo, English and Arabic Languages. He currently heads the Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, where he also lectures in many areas including food analysis, food microbiology, meat and meat products technology, and milk and milk products technology. He is also a Visiting Senior Lecturer to Bayero University Kano, Nigeria.
Food Science and Technology, food analysis, food microbiology, meat and meat products technology, and milk and milk products technology.
My long term career goal is to develop safe, efficient and cost-effective therapeutic strategies for stroke. The fundamental objective of my basic research has been to elucidate mechanisms that contribute to ischemia/reperfusion brain injury. Complete understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for thrombosis and inflammation after ischemia/reperfusion injury may have significant impact on development of safe and effective treatment options.
I am currently working as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Internal medicine at University of Iowa, USA. Previously I worked as an Associate Research Scientist, at Zydus Research Centre, India, since September 2007. Although I started my graduate studies with focus on pancreatic beta cell function and insulin secretion, I gradually became more interested in understanding how metabolic dysregulations affects hemostasis, thrombosis and inflammation. Specifically, I wanted to study mechanism by which metabolic disorder affects various cerebrovascular disorders. I joined University of Iowa because of its extensive capability in studying thrombosis and inflammation with respect to ischemia reperfusion injury in various animal models.
During my first project at University of Iowa, I was involved in the project that evaluated role of Extra Domain A of Fibronectin (Fn-EDA) in stroke pathophysiology in hyperlipidemic mice. Using various novel mutant mice strains, we demonstrated that Fn-EDA-/-Apoe-/- exhibited smaller infarcts and improved neurological outcomes, concomitantly with decreased intracerebral thrombosis and postischemic inflammation. We found that Fn-EDA mediates TLR4 dependent stroke exacerbation and thrombo-inflammation. This work resulted in first-author publication in Circulation with an Editorial commentary.
In my second project, we evaluated the role of endothelial cell-derived Von Willebrand factor (VWF) versus platelet-derived VWF in acute ischemic stroke. We found that platelet-derived VWF, either in presence or absence of ADAMTS13 (a von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease), partially contributes to VWF-dependent injury and postischemic thrombo-inflammation after stroke. Endothelial cell-derived VWF is the major determinant that mediates VWF-dependent ischemic stroke by promoting postischemic thrombo-inflammation. This project resulted in first-author publication in ATVB.
Dr. Aljerry Dias do Rêgo is a Gynecologist of the amapá government / Brazil, Specialist in urogynaecology, Professor of Medicine at the Federal University of Ampá, Master's degree in gynecology from Universidade São Paulo, Preceptor of the residency program in gynecology and obstetrics, Amapaense gym member association of ginecolgia, Member of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Association of Amapá.
Dr. Luca Bernardini obtatined his MD degree (1987) and the specialty degree in Obstetrics Gynaecology (1991) at the University of Genova, Italy. Winner of a national grant, he spent almost 4 years in USA doing a clinical and basic research fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and couple infertility with Drs Asch and Balmaceda at University of California, Irvine. He then returned to Genova and in 1995 founded a laboratory on molecular cytogenetics inside the Ob/Gyn department. In 1999 started his clinical activity as clinical assistant in Obstetrics and Gynecology in General Hospitals of Carrara-Massa (1999-2002) and Sarzana (2002-2011). From 01.05.10 to 12.12.10 and from 01.01.12 up to 30.09.14 training in advanced laparoscopic surgery under the direction of Dr E Volpi (sponsored by ASL 5). He is currently working at the Ob/Gyn department of La Spezia as responsible of all the endoscopic gynaecological surgery. Dr Bernardini is also the scientific director of Lunicare-SISMER Work Up Infertility Center of Sarzana. He has published more than 50 original articles and presented many oral and poster presentations mostly in the field of embryo implantation, oocyte donation, human gametes aneuploidy, and laparoscopic surgery.
Originally from Porto, Portugal where I graduated in Biochemistry from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto (Portugal), I have concluded my PhD in Biochemistry/Immunology from Sveriges Lantsbruksuniversitet in Uppsala (SLU) in 2008. Here I have studied the importance of Serglycin Proteoglycans in the integrity of functional granules in mast cells, as well as its role in the activity of granular proteases, when released.
After a gap year where I took the opportunity to travel around the Globe and experience and see other realities and cultures, I engaged at an intership at Elan Pharmaceuticals in San Francisco. At Elan, I joined a team of scientists involved in Parkinson's disease research, with the aim of further investigate and characterize the role of parkin in our in-vitro models, with the ultimate goal of finding a molecular target with commercial potencial. After this brief stint in US. I have returned to Europe, and to Sweden, to continue my career path. I am currently an Associate Principal Scientist at Sprint Bioscience, a recent, innovative and very skillful company dedicated to the development of novel anti-cancer drugs.
As an individual, because of my analytical and inquisitive nature I consider myself a avid curious and interested person in several fields. Therefore, one of my first interests is reading, both educational or leisure reading. If I would pick, I would say that historical romances are my favorite genre as it allows us to learn and also to be engage in a imaginary story.
Photography, traveling and music occupy a great part of my other interests, and it is a good thing when I can combine the three. The photography interest became more and more evident especially during and after my big travel in 2008.
Dr. Fabricio S Singaretti Oliveira is specialized in Veterinary, graduated in 2000 at São Paulo State University (UNESP). Master degree (2002) and Doctoral Degree (2004) in Veterinary Anatomy/Surgery at the same Institution. Post doctoral degree in 2011 at University of São Paulo (USP) at the Department of Anatomy and Surgery – Medicine College. Professor since 2002 in Veterinary Anatomy in private universities and since 2013 at UNESP, only. More than 30 students in graduation, 4 in Master degree and 6 in Doctoral degree have developed individual projects in the last 6 years in surgical anatomy, mainly in alternative fixative and conservative products to corpses embalming aiming surgical practice. Three grants from São Paulo Government provided all researches. More than 80 papers are published.
Surgical anatomy, mainly in alternative fixative and conservative products to corpses embalming aiming surgical practice.
Dr. Nour Eldaim Elnoman Elbadawi is associate Professor of Medical Biochemistry. He has got his Ph.D. from University of Gezira, college of medicine, Sudan, at 42 years. He has published about 17 papers in reputed journals. He has many scientific papers to be published. He has considerable contributions at the level of his institution and community. Now, he is a research team leader at the college of medicine, Shaqra University.
I have graduated from Donetsk State Medical University in July 1995. Then there was Internship on Surgery for 2 years. Then 6 years in Surgery with numerous assistances and in several years of practice I started as Surgeon. Then there was an immersing into Radiology. New techniques and approaches… Surgical experience turned out to be of need for those procedures which came into practice those days. After Specialization course I started working in Rad. Dept. From 2004 I have been working at MRI and CT department of Donetsk Regional Oncological Center (Ukraine). From June 2018 I work at MRI and CT department in Diagnostic Center in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Cancer diagnostics, esprcially vizualisation techniques.
Hussain Al ssadh holds a PhD in Tumour Immunology from University of Essex, UK. His main research interest resides in the role of immunological receptors CD74 and CD44 in association with the Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) on human Breast cancer derived cells. He is also working on developing novel inhibitors of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporter proteins that will enhance bioavailability of anticancer drugs.
He is currently working as field applications specialist with Agilent Technologies, genomics line.
Graduated in Nursing (1996) by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG; Belo
Horizonte/Minas Gerais, Brazil). Master’s Degree (1999) in Biological Science: Physiology
and Pharmacology (UFMG). PhD Degree (2002) in Biological Science: Physiology through
a Research Fellowship Program between Brazil and Germany (UFMG). Postdoctoral
Fellow (2002 - 2006) by the Max Delbrücke Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC; Berlin,
Germany), and from 2007 to 2009 by the Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus
(Dresden, Germany). The experimental part from the later position was performed in the
laboratory of one of our collaborators at the University of Texas Health Science Center at
San Antonio (UTHSCSA; San Antonio/Texas, USA). Visiting Professor at the Department
of Pharmacology from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR; Curitiba/Paraná, Brazil)
with the aim to collaborate with different research groups by improving techniques and
establishing new ones. Experienced in teaching Human Physiology and Biophysics for
undergraduate students and Basic Molecular Biology Techniques for graduate students.
Since as an undergraduate student have developed research projects on vasoactive
peptides, angiogenesis, tumor development, alternative splicing using techniques as:
molecular biology; protein purification; biochemical assays; virus transfection; cell culture;
cell transplantation; transgenic and other animal models. Currently working as a freelance
translator and reviewer of translated monographies and documents related to the
medical and life science fields, respectively. Recently, translated books about CRISP
Pavel Sidorov is the author of over 600 works, including 56 books and monographs, 30 textbooks and manuals, 430 journal articles (120 published in foreign journals), and 31 invention patents.
He has made a fundamental contribution to the understanding and development of preventative systems for mental and social epidemics; the creation of original synergetic biopsychosociospiritual methodologies for evaluating and forecasting ontogenetic development; justifications for including terrorism and extremism within the group of polymodal and polymorphic related disorders; the conception of mental terrorism (commercial manipulation of conscience by means of threats, sanctions, etc.) as a nonlethal weapon of mass destruction; the creation of sanogenetic therapy – adaptation of the biopsychosociospiritual management of conscience and health (a priority since 1988); the validation of animogenetic (spiritual-moral) diagnostic and propaedeutic therapy and rehabilitation; the development of a multidisciplinary ideology and synergetic methodology of the mental health care and system monitoring as a social conscience interface.
The main scientific interests are within methodology of mental ecology and medicine, mental epidemiology and preventology, social psychiatry and narcology, clinical psychiatry and disaster medicine.
Dr. Hanqing Ye research areas are involved in multiple biological and medical researches - molecular and cellular biology, pharmacology and chemical biology, immunology, gene therapy. Dr. Ye has extensive experience in molecular, cellular and biochemical researches, and excellent skills on transgenic cell lines and animal models. For many years, Dr. Ye has worked with development of cell lines, transgenic vectors design and construction, small G protein signaling transduction in cancer, shRNA and artificial miRNA rAAV design/construction/production and screening. Currently, Dr. Ye is dedicated to develop anti-cancer/tumor nutrition supplements as Director and Founder of Beyond Biotech, LLC.
Stem cell and transgene, signaling transduction, Cancer and Tumor, gene therapy, AAV virus, shRNA and artificial miRNA, Crispr/cas9.
After completing masters in Clinical Psychology, A.Datta is working as a SRF at Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute, Kolkata. She has a vision to carry on researches on different psychological issues which will contribute to the welfare of the society.
A.Datta also has an on hand experience, dealing with different clinical groups. She is conversant in administering and interpreting different non-projective and projective tests for psychological assessment.
Areas of her research interest are children and adolescents, psycho-oncology and different psychiatric clinical groups. At present she is prepared own self to PhD in Palliative care in Liverpool University.
A.Datta is interested in palliative care, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and related psychological issues.
Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute, India
PhD student in Genetics and Biochemistry at the Institute of Biotechnology of the Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil). MSc in Genetics and Biochemistry at the same university and MSc in Biomedical Sciences at the School of Life Sciences of the University of Westminster (United Kingdom). BSc in Biotechnology at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the University of León (Spain).
Molecular oncology, cancer biomarkers, liquid biopsy, aptamers, nanobiotechnology.
PhD in Biomedical Sciences - Parasitology at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Universidade Nova def Lisboa, Dr Louise Rodrigues developed her thesis in the analysis of the Genetic Determinants of Resistance to Artemisinin Combination Therapy using the rodent model Plasmodium chabaudi, before the appearance of resistance to this type of treatment was first described in the human parasite, alerting to the possibility of future failure of this treatment (as was later described by other groups). After that, Dr Rodrigues worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow on the Mechanisms of Maintenance of Chronic Infection by the Hepatite B virus at the University of Kansas Medical Centre. Dr Rodrigues counts with 11 publications in peer-reviewed journals since the end of her undergraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. At the moment, Dr Rodrigues acts as a tutor in biology and exact sciences to high school students in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Brazil
My academic experience started with a degree in Pharmacy at UNC at Córdoba (Argentina) that lead
me to work for seven years in Peirone Pharmacy (Technical Director) and a performing a postgraduation
in Cosmetics at UCC- Córdoba (Argentina). The following step was a master degree in
Pharmacy at University of Porto. The master thesis was about Trastuzumab in Portugal. At the
professional level I moved to a work in the Administration of the Health System (Portugal)
CHTMAD.EPE, where I had the chance to work in several areas regarding the health system, such as
intensive care, internal medicine, psychiatry, urology, and finally, nominated for oncological team.
My academic experience continued in a PhD program in Veterinary – specialization in Biomedical.
The thesis is about Intraperitoneal Ozone-therapy, applied to cancer disease. I analyzed the role of
Ozone-therapy in the animal model K14, with very good results, high rates of reversal and absence
of toxicity in the use of this novel application pathway.
Intensive care, internal medicine, psychiatry, urology, oncology.
University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal
I'm journalist, specialist in Marketing and cultural/social projects maked University of the Salerno, Italy. I was editor of scientific journals of the Surgery Plastic and Esthetic Brazilian Society, of the Ophthalmologist Brazilian Society and the Institute of the Teachers Public and Private. I 'm member of the Scientific Comite of the Oscar Niemayer Instituto and teacher of the MBA of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and the Postgraduate in Public Politics of the Legislative School, Parliament of the Rio de Janeiro Region, member and researcher of the Logosofia Foundation International.
Neuro Linguistic communication and health by thoughts.
"After finishing her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology (Immunology) in Spain, she moved to Dublin (Ireland), where she has lived and developed her career over the past 18 years in research and academia, working in medical research in hospitals and teaching at the Faculty of Medicine of Trinity College in Dublin, and as writer, reviewer and editorial Adviser in medical and scientific journals. Her curriculum includes medical and scientific articles published in international journals and presentations at medical conferences held all over the world".
Dr. Qian Xiao is an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University, where her research focus on cancer microenvironments, especially cancer biology, cancer immunology, and tumor ECM proteins. She has identified serial potential markers for cancer diagnosis and new targeting strategie development. Dr. Xiao’s research has been published on Nature Medicine, Nature Communications, PNAS, PLoS Genetics, Journal of Molecular Cell Biology, Cancer Microenvironment, Current Biotechnology, and Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy et. al. She also served as peer-reviewer for several journals including Journal of Molecular Cell Biology, Scientific Report, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, PLoS One, Neoplasma et. al.
Cancer microenvironments, especially cancer biology, cancer immunology, and tumor ECM proteins.
Dr. Yan Wang is a doctor and scientist in Medicine, I have Medicine Bachelor degree(M.D) in General Medicine and Pediatrics in 1990, I also Doctoral Philosophy Degree(Ph.D) in Emergency and Pulmonary Medicine in 1998. I have worked at the Miami University in Miami(since2000), Pennsylvania University in Philadelphia (since 2002) and Imperial College in London (2014). Currently I am attending doctor, professor, director and committee member at hospitals, medicine organizations and Journal Presses, I am honored membership in American Physiological Society, American Thoracic Society, and the Physiological Society in the United Kingdom. I have involved in basic and clinical study since 1990 and taken the investigator role for projects and programs at 1). Nitric Oxide (NO) and endothelial (ET) on respiratory biology study; 2). Oxidative stress and antioxidative enzymes (Prdx, SOD or Gpx) on cellular biology and gene transfection study; 3). Pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases with immunological response and infection study.
I have 1). Published a plenty of first-authored articles on peer-reviewed journals, 2). presented my observation at local, national or international scientific conferences, 3). also given high-qualified speeches, teach-courses and news release, 4). I have several books published in China, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Current I have accumulated extensive knowledge, experience and practice in Medicine. My contributions and achievements on medicine about 30-year effort have already gotten enough attention on the way of scientists viewing the interrelationship among respiratory biology, cardiovascular diseases, anti-oxidative stress and creative medicine advanced approach.
General Medicine, Respiratory and cardiovascular medicine, oxidative stress, and antioxidant enzyme defense, smaller molecular Nitric Oxide and its enzyme, cell injury and acute lung injury, biochemistry or gene engineer pharmacology.
Dr George Paltoglou is a fully qualified Pediatrician, currently completing his Fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine. His research interests include the fields of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, Exercise Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine.
Dr Paltoglou earned his MD degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Following that Dr Paltoglou earned a PhD in Medicine from the same university. In addition, Dr Paltoglou holds a BSc in Medical Laboratory Technology from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece.
Dr Paltoglou completed his Specialty Training in the 1st Department of Pediatrics in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens at “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital of Athens, Greece. After successfully completing the Pediatrics Board Exams, Dr Paltoglou started a Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine in the 1st Department of Pediatrics in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens at “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital of Athens, Greece. Dr Paltoglou is currently continuing his Fellowship in Great Ormond Street Hospital of London, UK.
Dr Paltoglou has co-authored 23 scientific publications in PubMed and has participated in numerous international and national presentations in medical conferences. Dr Paltoglou is a member of the Greek Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology, the Greek Society of Family Planning and the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care. Dr Paltoglou speaks Greek, English, French and Russian.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Claudia Rita Corso – Master in Pharmacology and PhD Student in Pharmacology at Pharmacology Department, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil. During her Master studies, she worked with acute and neuropathic pain, and inflammation models. She is currently working with cancer, natural products and toxicology. Claudia Corso has expertise in animal models, cells culture, cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, natural products and toxicology. In addition, MSc Claudia published international peer reviewed paper in the area of cancer and has original papers in the field of pharmacology, cancer, pain, hepatic diseases, metabolism and toxicology.
Dr. Hiroaki Nakano is a lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Japan. He is principle investigator of the pharmaceutical science laboratory which is conducting research on the physical properties related to medicine. He received his PhD in biophysical chemistry from Osaka University, Japan. His field of research focuses not only on the analysis of pharmaceuticals but also on the development of a method to efficiently search for new drug candidate compounds, and the three-dimensional structure analyses using various methods such as proteins targeted by drugs. More recently, research has been placed on methods for safely taking medicines by elderly people and infants.
To analyze how to assist swallowing with rheological characteristics in order to safely take tablets that elderly people and babies are hard to swallow. To that end, we are using computer simulation concurrently.
Dr. Azadeh Zahabi received her M.S. in cell and molecular biology from Shahid Madani university in Iran. She studied differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and embryonic stem cells (ESCs) into Retinal pigmented epithelial cells (RPE) for M.S. project in Royan Institute for stem cell biology and technology. She did her PhD with Dr. Julia Skokowa at the University of Tubingen on generation of iPS cells and differentiation into Hematopoietic lineages to understand the mechanism of early and late hematopoiesis and investigating of cyclic and congenital neutropenia in-vitro. After graduation, she joined Dr. Shuibing Chen at Weill Cornell Medicine to study the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells toward pancreatic lineages and study the role of immune system on diabetes. She is currently the Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, cancer biology, immunology.
Md. Abdul Wares is a research-passionate in biomedical optics. His research interest is the study of the morphological alterations in different disease conditions either by invasive method, histopathology, or by noninvasive method.
Dr. Wares is a doing research on the development of the non-invasive optical technique for biological functions and tissue morphology based on the diffuse reflectance spectroscopy at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology with a view to diagnosing the diseases early, safely and affordably. Part of this is assessment of light scattering and hemoglobin in cutaneous carcinogenesis of mice based on multispectral diffuse reflectance images. So far, he authored 17 research items including peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, dissertation and posters. Initially, he started research work on studying the morphological alterations in different disease conditions through histopathological techniques. Later, he perceived the need of noninvasive techniques to address efficiently the unmet clinical needs and then, concentrated on this. He is actively involved in renowned professional organizations such as OSA (The Optical Society of America), SPIE (Society for the Photo-Instrumentation Engineers), AOS (Australian Optical Society) and BSVER (Bangladesh Society for Veterinary Education and Research). Also, he is a civil service officer (BCS, 31st Batch) in the Department of Livestock Services, Government of Bangladesh.
Academically, Dr. Wares has proven record of academic talent. He received DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) and MS in Anatomy degrees from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He is honored with two Gold Medals for outstanding performance, perfect score (CGPA 4.00 out of 4.00), and National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship for valuable research during MS. The Government of Japan provided him MEXT/Mongukagakusho Scholarship in 2015 for pursuing Doctoral course.
In leisure, he likes to read book of diverse topic. Volunteering is his passion.
In next February, Dr. Wares is going to present the research results in the SPIE BiOS symposium, the largest conference of its kind, which will take place at San Francisco, USA. He plans to complete his Doctoral course in March 2109.
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Currently I am a Professor in the Medical Education Department and Head of Curriculum Unit in Faculty of Medicine in King Abdulaziz University. I am commissioned as the Dean’s consultant in Curricular Affairs. I founded and am heading the Quality and Academic Accreditation Unit. In 2017, I was assigned to be a consultant for the Deanship of Quality & Academic Accreditation in the Vice Presidency of Quality & Development. With my team we led a successful accreditation process in the Faculty of Medicine in King Abdulaziz University in May 2017 which ended with outstanding commendations crowned by earning a full accreditation for seven years and described as “Exemplary Internal Quality Assurance System”. In 2018, I was commissioned to become a trainer in the National Center for Assessment & Academic Accreditation- Education Evaluation Commission (NCAAA- EEC) in KSA; and an associate in the Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS) in UAE. In June, 2018, I was selected as an esteemed reviewer by the American Education Research Association (AERA) for the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto Canada; and earned a certificate as “Certified Item Author” in the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS). I participated in establishment of and am a consultant in the Assessment and Examination Unit; and a consultant in the Main Faculty Assessment Committee and put the policies and procedures concerning assessment to the Faculty. I developed software to measure the “Quality Metrics” of theoretical and clinical exams. I also designed software for exam blueprinting which directly links items with learning outcomes hence facilitating direct measurement of achievement. Ongoing is the design of multi-dimensional mapping system for competency-based curricula. In 2016, I was assigned as a reviewer in the Medical Teacher Journal (SS) followed by an appointment to become a reviewer in the Medical Education Online Journal. I participate in holding a variety of annual workshops in medical education and research. I am a member in the Committee for Development of Academic Curricula (CDAC) and in the Pre-clinical and Clinical Phases Curriculum Committees. I am a holder of a Master degree in Health Professions Education (Maastricht University, Netherlands and Suez Canal University); and earned a fellowship from the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) in Philadelphia. I participated as designer and moderator of Presentation and Critical Thinking Skills Module in the Diploma of Health Professions Education (DHPE) provided by Suez Canal University in Egypt till 2014. I was commissioned as a member of the technical office of the National Authority of Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) in Cairo. This was preceded by gaining experience in quality assurance and accreditation of Health Professions
Education when assigned as an EMRO/WHO T. adviser for the establishment of national quality assurance system for medical
schools in Libya in 2007. I held many national and regional workshops in the area of self-study planning, conduction, editing and
validation. In the year 2008, I participated in the task force for the project for development of "Matching NAQAAE standards to
the WFME Global Standards" developed as an assignment by NAQAAE. I set strategies for faculty development based on the
international ASPIRE criteria for Excellence in Faculty Development. Recently, in Egypt, I was assigned as Senior Consultant in
Medical Education for the Armed Forces College of Medicine (AFCM). In addition, I have held workshops and contributed as a
speaker in many national and international workshops in the areas of curriculum development, student assessment, evaluation and
research in Egypt, Arab World Countries, Sweden and France. I was invited as a plenary speaker in the SIMEC 2018. I published
eleven articles in Medical Education in the period between 2013 and 2018 in reputable journals as Medical Education and
Medical Teacher Journals. I am currently running articles in the fields of assessment, professionalism and cross cultural
discourses. I am supervising seven Master degree theses on Medical Professionalism, Assessment, Simulation in Medical
Education, Career Selection, Studying Strategies, Flipped Classroom and Generational Gap between Faculty and Students and its
Impact on Learning. As I hold an MD in Clinical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine from Cairo University, I held the whole
continuum of academic positions from demonstrator to professor in the field. I published 40 articles in my primary specialty in
the period between 1995 and 2005 and presented them orally in many national and international conferences.
Dr. Jahanfar is a reproductive epidemiologist with grounding in public health and biostatistics. Her research focuses on reproductive health, women and children health, and genetic versus environment studies. She has worked with a number of twin studies in Australia, Iran, Malaysia, and Canada. She has conducted several epidemiological studies and produced over 15 systematic reviews in the areas of HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, family planning, ultrasound screening and breast-feeding. She is an international Cochrane trainer, has conducted over 20 Cochrane workshops/webinar series on standard author training and trained over 400 clinicians and scientists. She has over 60 peer-reviewed publications including Nature Perinatology, Fertility & Sterility, Cochrane library, and Journal of Fetal and Maternal Medicine. She is currently working towards conducting several twin studies, a randomized controlled trial and a longitudinal study all related to reproductive health and reproductive behavior at national and international levels. She is interested to work with interested students and researchers for potential collaboration.
Dr. Aris Tsalouchos is, MD Nephrologist, currently working in the Department of Nephrology, Azienda USL Toscana centro, Italy. His research interests reflect in his wide range of publications in various national and international journals in the field of Clinical Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation. Dr. Aris Tsalouchos held the role of Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) of different clinical trials and is particularly interested in diagnosis and treatment of Glomerular Diseases, rare inherited Kidney Diseases and in the management of Kidney Transplant Recipients. Currently, he is a co-author of the column “The fundamentals of the kidney transplantation” published by the Giornale di Tecniche Nefrologiche e Dialitiche (GTND).
Dr. Jia Sun is a medical researcher. She studied Veterinary Medicine at Qingdao Agriculture University and pursued Clinic Veterinary Medicine at Jilin University in China. After almost two years experiences as a research assistant at Karolinska Institutet, she registered as a PhD student and completed at Division of Renal Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. She has a solid background and knowledge with animal experiments and data analysis. She currently attends Swedish Language training.
She is interested in epidemiology in renal disease patients and pathophysiology in tubular.
Dr. Tarek Mohamed Kamal Mohamed Metawie is a Professor of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. He is an Egyptian, born on 6/3/1955. He is having a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1984; M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1979; B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, 1976. His Professional experience includes as an Instructor in 1976, Lecturer Assistant in 1980, Lecturer in 1984; Assistant Professor in 1989; Professor in 1994; Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo 2008-2014.
Dr. Eduardo Jose Veras Lourenco – citation – LOURENCO, EJV done his PhD in Periodontics in 2012. He is experienced as Associate Professor at State University of Rio de Janeiro, Department of Prosthesis-1998; Currently, he is an Associate Professor at UVA – Department of Oral Implantology since 2015.
Periodontology, Implantology, Clinical Trials, Biomechanics of Dental Implants, Bone regeneration.
Born in 1962 year in Gevgelija, R.Macedonia. Graduated medical faculty in Skopje 1987 year. Practice exam take 1989 year. Became a specialist physiatrist 1989 year. Defense magisterial study in 2002 year at Medical faculty in Skopje, and defense doctoral study in 2010 at Medical faculty Nis, R. Serbia. She was in professional improvement in R. Germany in 1997 and 2000 year, in area of geriatric rehabilitation and post surgical treatment rehabilitation. Visiting study in ISICO, Italy, 2016. From 1989-2007 work like a doctor in clinical practice. She works like a professor for physical therapy subject from 2007- 2017 at University St.Clement Ohritski,Bitola. She is working like head of postgraduate study for physiotherapist at MIT University, Skopje,R.Macedonia. Member of: Macedonian doctor association, ISPRM, Int.Reha Forum, Macedonian Science association from Bitola.Head of AM department at www.tic.org.mk. Total data of published studies 192. In editorial board of follow journals: 1.Sanitas Magisterium. Istambul.Turkey.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Integrative Medicine, Pain Management.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
MIT University, Macedonia
Prof. Haseeb A. Khan is a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is the Group Leader of Analytical and Molecular Bioscience Research Group as well as the Chair Professor at Prince Sultan Research Chair for Environment and Wildlife, King Saud University. Before moving to King Saud University, he served as a Senior Scientist at Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his PhD from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India and received scientific trainings at USA, UK, France, Denmark and Finland. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). He is editorial board member of several international journals. He has published more than 250 articles, authored 2 books and 19 book chapters. He is a recipient of Microsoft eScinece Award.
Dr. Zúñiga-Hertz did his undergraduate in Biochemistry at teh Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and obtained his Doctoral Degree in Human Physiology and Biophysics at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. After lecturing at the Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil, assumed a research possition at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY. His research interests are focused in diabetes, hormones and neuropeptides secretion, plasma membrane and lipid rafts associated biological events like secretion and signaling. During the last year.
Dr. Zúñiga-Hertz have focused in high resolution cell imaging, live imaging and 3D analysis.
Abdulrahman Almutairi, PhD, with a long clinical career in medical imaging science. His PhD in Dual Energy Computed Tomography (DECT) application was obtained at Curtin University, Australia 2016, and focus on vascular imaging and lower extremities stents patency. Recently he participated in national dose reference (DRL) in Saudi Arabia and dose optimization for whole body PET-CT.
Computed Tomography, DECT technology and application, quality improvement, image quality, radiation safety and leadership.
Dr. Dimitrios Vrachatis graduated Medical School in 2008 (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), holds an MSc in Health Care Management (2013; Hellenic Open University; Patras) and a PhD in the field of cardiovascular bioengineering & interventional cardiology (2014; National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). Dr. Vrachatis has been a co-author in peer-reviewed publications, while he has served as a Guest Editor in international medical journals. Dr. Vrachatis is a trainee of Cardiology in the greek national health system. Dr. Vrachatis has participated in the teaching program of under- and post- graduate students of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Dr. Dingding Han, is currently a Co-Principle Investigator in Guangzhou Institute of Pediatrics, Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center. He obtained a Ph.D. from Fudan University (2011) and got the postdoc training in Baylor College of Medicine (2012). After that, he worked as a research associate during 2012-2017 in CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Han’s research interests involve the transcriptomic and epigenetic mechanisms of human brain development and developmental disorders. As major author, his research articles have been published in Nature Neuroscience, PLoS Biology, Genome Biol Evol, RNA, Molecular Oncology, et al.
Transcriptomics and epigenetics of human brain development and developmental disorders.
Guangzhou Women and Childrens Medical Center, China
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim F. Nassar has a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, he has 3 post doctors from Rennes1 university, France, 2010, university of Granada , Spain in 2012, University of Oveido, Spain in 2014, he has about 23 international publications and one patent in a scoups journals and also has 4 prizes from Ain Shams University and a honor certificate from the European Union.
His research interesits are Organic, medicinal chemistry, Organomettalis and Nucleosides.
Department of Organic and Organometallic Chemistry
Ain Shams University, Egypt
Dr. Wei-Chiang Hong is a Distinguished Professor in School of Computer Science and Technology, Jiangsu Normal University, China.
Professor Hong received the Best Presentation Award and the Best Paper Award in several international conferences. From Jul. to Aug. 2006, sponsored by Graduate Student Study Abroad Program (GSSAP) of MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology; its previous name is National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan), he had been a visiting scholar in the Department of Advance Reasoning, Division of Intelligent Systems Science, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University (Japan), to conduct the advanced research with Emeritus Professor Hiroshi Motoda, Professor Takashi Washio, and their laboratory. In May 2012, his paper had been evaluated as "Top Cited Article 2007-2011" by Applied Mathematical Modelling, Elsevier Publisher (Netherlands). In Sept. 2012, once again, his paper had been indexed in ISI Essential Science Indicator database as Highly Cited Papers in Engineering fields. In the meanwhile, he also had been awarded as the Model Teacher by Taiwan Private Education Association. From 2013 to 2018, he had continuously been awarded as "Outstanding Reviewer Award" for Applied Energy, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Applied Soft Computing, Neurocomputing, Measurement, Tourism Management Perspectives, etc., by Elsevier Publisher. On 11 Aug. 2014, he had been elected to be awarded as the Outstanding Professor Award, by Far Eastern Y. Z. Hsu Science and Technology Memorial Foundation (Taiwan). On 28 Nov. 2014, after oral presentation competition among three candidates, he was elected to be awarded as the Taiwan Inaugural Scopus Young Researcher Award--Computer Science (2nd Runner up), by Elsevier Publisher (Taiwan), in the Presidents' Forum of Southeast and South Asia and Taiwan Universities (abbr. SATU Presidents' Forum). In Jun. 2015, he had been awarded as "Top 10 Best Reviewers" of Applied Energy in 2014 by Elsevier Publisher. In Aug. 2017, he had been awarded as "Best Reviewers" of Applied Energy in 2016 by Elsevier Publisher.
Professor Hong is currently appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation, in addition, he serves as a guest editor of the Energies, and is appointed as an Associate Editor of the Neurocomputing, Forecasting, and International Journal of System Dynamics Applications. He is also on the editorial board of several journals, including Applied Soft Computing, Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, Journal of Information Technology Research, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies, and International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research and Applications. He has served as the Publicity / Special Session Chair of Joint International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Computing (SEMCCO 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and Fuzzy and Neural Computing Conference (FANCCO 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). He has also served as the Technical Program Committee Co-Chair of International Symposium on Biologically Inspired Computing and Applications (BICA 2009), the 1st International Conference on Information Science & Engineering (ICISE 2009), and Track Chair of IEEE CEC 2009. He has also served as the Technical Program Committee of various international conferences including premium ones such as IEEE CEC, IEEE CIS, IEEE ICNSC, IEEE SMC, IEEE CASE, IEEE SMCia, etc.. In addition, he is a Senior Member of IIE (The Institution of Industrial Engineers) and IEEE.
His research interests mainly include computational intelligence (neural networks, evolutionary computation), application of forecasting technology (ARIMA, Support vector regression, and Chaos theory), and active mining.
School of Computer Science and Technology, Jiangsu Normal University, China
Dr Kazushi Okada is a postdoctoral researcher at Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center. He holds PhD degree in medicine from Department of Chemical Biology, Osaka City University Medical School, Japan. He has broad background in toxicology, neurochemistry, and cancer biology. He is a molecular biologist with expertise in molecular cell biology techniques using mammalian, bacterial cell cultures, and animals. He has extensive research experience in cellular responses to environmental chemicals and oxidative stress. He is also a biochemist with expertise in enzyme activity assay and ligand binding assay, characterizing several protein-ligand and protein-inhibitor interactions and cellular response.
His current research focuses on exploration of the association between differential gene expression profile in skeletal muscle and aging. He is also investigating the effect of exercise on muscle gene expression profile because physical exercise training is known to improve muscle strength in elderly.
Dr. Serafoula Filou is a graduate of the Department of Biology, University of Patras, Greece. She has M.Sc. Diploma in Applied Biochemistry and PhD in Biochemistry. During her doctoral studies, she investigated the metabolism of extracellular matrix molecules and their implications in cancer invasiveness. In 2014, she worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Patras, where she investigated lipid metabolism, using unique experimental mouse models in combination with advanced adenovirus mediated gene transfer. Currently, she is working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the laboratory of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus. Using experimental state-of-the-art technology in molecular and cell biology techniques coupled with Systems Biology approaches, she is investigating the role of ER proteins on cholesterol metabolism.
Lipid metabolism, metabolic disorders, ER proteins, Cancer Biology, Biochemistry.
Dzmitry Valchkevich graduated from the Medical University in Grodno (Belarus) in 2001. He studied in postgraduate school at the Department of Human Anatomy until 2003. He received the degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences (PhD degree) in 2005 for the study of anatomical features of the arteries of the human pelvis. He worked as an Assistant in the Department of Human Anatomy from 2003 to 2007. Since 2007, he is an Associate Professor of Human Anatomy. He worked as Deputy Dean of the Pediatric Faculty of the Medical University in Grodno at the same time. In 2013-2015, he was the Head of the Department of Human Anatomy.
His teaching interests include human anatomy, physiology and histology.
Dzmitry Valchkevich’s research interests are individual variability of the arteries of the human body. Recent studies are related to the establishment of anatomical prerequisites for the occurrence of miscarriage.
Dr. Roy Rillera Marzo is a Public Health Physician and Research Scholar. He is currently the Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine in Asia Metropolitan University, Malaysia. He is also handling different positions such as Deputy Head in Medical Curriculum and Assessment, Deputy Head of Medical Research and Ethics and Deputy Head of Medical Education and Quality Assurance. He also teaches postgraduate programs like Master in Public Health (Online) in South America, Master in Global Health Studies and Master in Healthcare Management. Dr. Roy teaches extensively in the medical program on the topics of Public Health such as Epidemiology, Statistics, Occupational Health, Health Promotion, and Research. Dr. Roy became an Acting Dean of the MD UKM -AUCMS last August 2014 and because of his passion for teaching, he took a Post-Graduate Degree in Teaching Methodology.
Dr. Roy attended his B.S. Biology and Doctor of Medicine at Saint Louis University. This was followed by taking a Master in Public Health and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (USA). He likewise had training in Tobacco Treatment under Mayo Clinic USA. He is a Fellow of Public Health, London, UK. In the Philippines, Dr. Roy was a Consulting Physician in renowned global American company Texas Instrument and became the youngest Director of Cordillera Coalition Against Tuberculosis. He also appears regularly on local television and radio programs. Dr. Roy is also an adviser of Rotaract Club, Muar and International Coordinator of Southeast Asia of Education Against Tobacco Program Project. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Texila International Journal of Public Health, South America, and an International Board Member in six international journals. He is now pursuing his Master in Distance Education in University of the Philippines and Ph.D. in Education, Malaysia.
Dr. Roy's researches are focused on Public Health, and Medical Education.
Department of Global Health and Community Medicine
Asia Metropolitan University, Malaysia
Dr. Jian-ye Zhang, Ph.D, is a professor at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guangzhou Medical University. Dr. Zhang is the principal investigator of multiple NSFC grants. His research field includes cancer biology, anticancer agents from natural products. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals. Also, he holds editorial memberships of several international journals. He was awarded the 3rd Prize of Chinese Medical Science Award, 2012.
He is a council member of Specialty Committee of Cancer Precision Medicine of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, committee member of Division of Tumor Pharmacology, Chinese Pharmacological Society. He also holds membership of China Anti-cancer Association. He has given oral presentations at several international conferences, including 10th North American ABC Workshop (USA), 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products (China), Joint meeting of the GP?TCM Research Association, the TCM Chemistry Specialty Committee and the TCM Pharmaceutical Analysis Specialty Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (Belgium), BIT's 9th World Cancer Congress-2016 (China), the 5th annual conference and Mongolian Medicine Forum Chinese Medicine Chemistry Professional Committee of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (China), 1st International Conference on "Cancer Pharmacology Research" (USA).
He has broad background containing pharmaceutical science, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry and cancer pharmacology.
Dr. Jinying Chen, Ph.D., associate research fellow, born in 1987, graduated from the State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy of Sichuan University, West China Hospital in 2015., who have been engaged in chemical research for more than ten years. Participated in the national major projects "Eleventh Five-Year", "Twelfth Five-Year", "Thirteenth Five-Year" and National Natural Science Fund project during graduate school. He has published more than thirty papers in international SCI journals with a cumulative impact factor of 70, including nine SCI papers as the first author.
Chen joined in Sinograin Chengdu Storage Research Institute Co.Ltd since 2015, mainly engaged in the research of grain and oil inspection and grain storage. He has participated in a number of China National Grain Storage Corporation projects as a main researcher and published three SCI papers, one international conference paper and five chinese core journal papers. He Has been seconded to the Standard Quality Center of the National Grain Administration since 2017 and involved in the planning, project approval, promulgation, supervision and revision of the national grain and oil standards.
Dr. Jinying Chen is sufficiently experienced in depth research of chemical synthesis, chemical separation, chemical analysis such as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS).
Dr. Mohamed Abdo Rizk holds a DVM degree from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University. He obtained his Master degree in 2011 in veterinary internal medicine from School of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University and obtained his joint PhD (Egypt/Japan) at 2016 in internal medicine from Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido, Japan. Dr. Mohamed Abdo Rizk has more than 8 years of experience in veterinary internal medicine and infectious diseases. Beside his research experience in that area, he has 9 years of teaching experience primarily related to teaching veterinary internal medicine and infectious diseases to DVM students. He has many publications in national and international scientific journals. He received the prize of the best PhD thesis in Mansoura University at 2016. He trained in horse clinic and small clinic in University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, Germany. He worked as foreign visiting researcher at National Research Center of Protozoan Diseases (NRCPD), Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido, Japan. Currently he is assistant professor of internal medicine and infectious diseases at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University.
Mohamed Abdo Rizk's main area of interest is treatment and diagnosis of protozoan diseases
especially Babesia and Theileria parasites as my PhD was on treatment and diagnosis
of Babesia parasite. Besides treatment and diagnosis of respiratory diseases in calves,
and animal infectious diseases.
Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Mansoura University, Egypt
Dr. Manolis Vourakis have graduated from the Department of Biology, University of Patras, Greece. He has an M.Res. Diploma in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine and currently conducting his PhD in the Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where he studies the effect of oxidative stress in neurodegeneration.
Stem cells as medicine, neurodegenerative diseases.
Throughout her years of practice, Dr. Hanadi Aljedani obtained an extensive expertise in hematopathology, immunophenotyping, molecular hematology, laboratory management, and transfusion medicine. After earning medical degree in 1999 from Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, she completed hematology and transfusion medicine residency and achieved fellowship from The Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom, in haematology specialty by 2010. She completed her transfusion medicine fellowship from Dalhousie University Halifax, Canada, by 2018.
Currently, she is working as Hematopathologist, transfusion medicine and stem cell laboratory specialist in laboratory and blood bank department at King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
As a result of her performance in the fields of hematopathology and transfusion medicine, The International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP) has selected her to be featured in the premier publication of The Leading Physicians of the World.
Her interest areas for research includes transfusion medicine, hematopathology, hemoglobinopathy and coagulation disorders. My focus is on laboratory diagnosis and advances.
Currently, Dr. Alexandre Sarmento Queiroga is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Federal da Paraíba, he is a bachelor in Biology from Universidade Estadual da Paraíba (UEPB), and received his Ph.D. in Science from Universidade de São Paulo (USP). During the Ph.D., he also was an international visiting scholar at Integrated Mathematical Oncology from Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa-FL. Therefore, his research experience is toward computational biology, more precisely spatial stochastic models of evolutionary dynamic in cancer.
He is interested in integrating experimental data with mathematical models to study evolutionary dynamic in cancer.
Instituto do Cancer do Estado de Sao Paulo (ICESP)
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo (FMUSP), Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Jónathan Hernández NúñezI obtained his MD degree in 1997 in Havana Medical University, Cuba, and the specialty degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2006 also in Havana Medical University. He became a member of the Cuban Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 2007 and the Cuban Society of Educators in Health Sciences since 2010. He is a Master in Women Integral Cares from 2010 and Qualified in Diagnostic Ultrasound for Specialist. He worked as Assistant Professor and Associated Researcher for 8 years in Havana Medical School. He is a Master Trainer in Managing Obstetrical Emergencies. He published 17 original articles and presented many oral and poster presentation in multiple Congresses, mostly in the field of Perinatal Medicine. He finished a Laparoscopy Surgery Training in 2017 and is currently working at the Obst/Gynae Department in Thsilidzini Hospital, South Africa as Head of Department and have 6 research projects under way.
Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Perinatal Medicine, Women Health.
Dr. Ufuk Koca-Çaliskan is a Pharmacist, she obtained her Diploma (BSc) from Gazi University, Faculty of Pharmacy (1993) in Turkey. While she was working on Master’s degree at the Department of Pharmacognosy at Gazi, she was honored with a scholarship from the ‘The Ministry of Education Turkey’ to study in the USA for her Master’s and PhD degrees. She was accepted by the Department of Biochemistry at the Washington State University USA. She worked with Prof. Norman G. LEWIS (Head of the Institute of Biological Chemistry, WSU) on the ‘Production and enhancing anticancer compound podophyllotoxin derivatives in Linum flavum and L. usitatissimum callus and suspension cultures’. After her Master’s degree from the Washington State Univ., she applied and was accepted by the Plant Molecular and Cell Biology (PMCB) Program at the University of Florida. She worked in Prof. Dr. Gloria A MOORE (Citrus gene transfer expert) laboratory on a project dealing with ‘Decreasing bitter taste of grapefruit via manipulation of the flavonoid pathway by means of molecular techniques/gene transfer’. As a first Pharmacist completing her Master’s and PhD in the USA with the Ministry of Education Scholarship, She took the Assist. Prof. position at the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi Univ. where she established the plant tissue culture laboratory. She also worked with Ethnopharmacology projects dealing with mostly wound healing, moreover, hepatoprotective, antihemoroidal activities in animals. She was invited by Prof. B. MORANGIOU to the University of Cagliary, Sardegna/ITALY, where she served as a visiting scientist at Andrea Maxio Laboratory for 3 months (2012). When she came back from Sardegna, she was firstly appointed as a vice dean (2012), later the DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES (2014) at Gazi Univ., where she established ‘Nonthesis Master Programs’ in Nursing and Phytotherapy, and worked on to increase the success and the quality of the education in Health Sciences graduate programs. She performed as the ERASMUS INSTITUTIONAL COORDINATOR for 4 years (2012-2016) at the Gazi University, where she achieved to increase the number of bilateral agreements as well as the number of students interested in going abroad for education.
She has Aromatherapy and Clinical Aromatherapy certificates and teaches ‘Aromatherapy’ class at the graduate level.She is conducting phytotherapy master thesis and projects, also the Program Coordinator of the ‘PHYTOTHERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR Medical Doctors’ at the University.
Ufuk KOCA-ÇALI?KAN currently has 4 PhD and 2 master students, working on ethnopharmacology, pharmacognosy, phytocosmetics and in medicinal plant biotechnology projects. She has more than 40 published papers in international journals, 10 book chapters and many conference presentations.
Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy Program, Faculty of Pharmacy
Gazi University, Turkey
Dr. Ahmed Elsir Mokhtar Abd-Elmagid, completed his Bachelors of Science in Human Anatomy department, Omdurman I. University. After Graduation in 2006, he worked as a Teaching Assistant, at Department of Anatomy, Histology & Embryology, College of Medicine, International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan, then he moved in 2008 to work in the Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Gezira, Wad-Medani, Sudan. He gets his Master Degree in Clinical Anatomy in 2011 and promoted to a Lecturer of Clinical Anatomy, in 2011, Department of Anatomy, Histology & Embryology, College of Medicine, Najran University, Saudi Arabia. His teaching interests included: Gross anatomy (Human Morphology), Neuroanatomy, Histology, Radiographic anatomy and Embryology.
Human Brain, Clinical Anatomy, Gross Anatomy, and Embryology.
Dr. Aliaksei Ivantsou is graduated from the Pediatric Faculty of the Grodno State Medical University. In his student years, he dealt with children knee injuries. These studies determined the field of his scientific interests in clinical anatomy. After starting work at the Department of Anatomy in 2006, he began to study the peculiarities of the structure of the knee joint structures in childhood under normal and pathological conditions of the musculoskeletal system. The relationships between the intraarticular elements were determined on the cadaveric material, also the evaluation of the formation of articular surfaces of healthy children and in the valgus abnormality of the tibia was performed on x-rays, and an ultrasound examination of the knee joints of healthy children and longitudinal flatfoot was carried out to determine the meninges and femoral condyles at different stages of postnatal ontogeny. The result of these studies was the defense of the thesis on the topic "Peculiarities of the anatomical structure of knee joint structures in children and their clinical significance" with the award of the PhD degree to him.
Currently, his scientific interests are related to the peculiarities of the blood supply of the kidney, the definition of genetic markers that affect the formation of a variant anatomy of the vascular bed in the embryonic period, the search for interrelations between the features of the blood supply of the kidney and cardiovascular pathology. He hopes that his 12-year professional experience and the field of his scientific interests will be useful in the joint cooperation.
Dr. Osama Abbadi graduated from the faculty of medicine, University of Khartoum on April 2006, then he worked in the clinical field for three years, after which, he followed his interest in Chemistry and research by obtaining a master degree in medical biochemistry from the same university. During the period from March 2010 till November 2011, he worked as a tutor in the biochemistry lab in the faculty of medicine, University of Khartoum, and from July 2012 till December 2015, he entitles as a lecturer of Biochemistry in Omdurman University in Sudan. He occupied the position of the editorial secretary of the Sudan Journal of medical sciences from April 2013 to December 2015. On May 2018, Dr. Osama obtained the PhD degree from the school of natural sciences in Daltown university- USA. He published a study about glycated hemoglobin in newly discovered diabetics, and currently working on diabetic wounds and their response to negative pressure, skin histological changes in response to negative pressure, and software-dependent estimation of collagen and elastic fibers concentration.
Interested in the fields of drug discovery, diabetes studies, regenerative medicine, limbs transplantation, and cancer studies.
Dr. Vanessa Nunes de Paiva currently she is working as a Postdoc Research Associate at Laboratory of Dean Prof. Tomas R. Guilarte at Florida International University – FIU in Miami. She did her bachelor in Biomedicine in Brazil and she finished her master degree in Immunology at University of São Paulo in 2008. She received her Ph.D from Germany in molecular Neuroscience at the University of Bonn in July 2014. She will starting enjoy University of Miami in couple of months as Research scientist.
Dr. Nunes de Paiva work focus on innate immune receptor function on primary mouse microglia cells and on human microglia cell line and in neurodegenerative disease. She also work investigating neuroinflammaiton on glial cells from mouse and human cells. She have large experience how to work with human embryonic stem cells (hESC) and with pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) derived from patient have Neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Nunes de Paiva just started her careers and she published around five papers and contribute with collaborators in different Universities around the world. The laboratories she worked is supported by grants from NIH, research foundations, and industry.
Dr. Jhon A. Guerra, M.D. – Chairman of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Divisions at HIMA•San Pablo Oncological Hospital. He is Diplomate by the American Boards of Pediatrics and its Sub-Board of Pediatric Hematology Oncology. He is also Board Certified in Neuro-Oncology by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology at the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine Medical Campus. Posteriorly he completed two subspecialty fellowships in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant at Columbia University Children’s Hospital of New York and Pediatric Neuro Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He has published multiple scientific articles in the fields of bone marrow transplant and neuro-oncology in medical journals of high impact factor including Bone Marrow Transplantation Journal and the Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
Dr. Xiao Xiao is an Associate Professor/Principle Investigator at Fudan University, Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence (ISTBI). After receiving a B.S. in Biological engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Dr. Xiao performed her Ph.D. studies with Dr. Yuqiu Zhang and Dr. Zhiqi Zhao at Fudan University, Institute of Neurobiology. Dr. Xiao’s thesis work focused on the circuitry and molecular mechanisms that mediate aversive behavior to pain, which was supported by the Excellent Doctor Project Foundation of the Ministry of Education in China. Dr. Xiao went on to do a postdoc fellowship with Dr. Anthony Koleske and Dr. Michael Higley at Yale University School of Medicine, where she identified molecular pathology of synapse stabilization and neural circuit plasticity. Dr. Xiao is the recipient of numerous awards including the Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) Tomorrow’s Star Award, American Heart Association Postdoc Fellowship, etc.
Dr. Xiao is interested in exploring neural circuit and molecular mechanism of pain related emotions and memories.
Dr. Shobhit Saxena’s profile as a stem cell biologist is nurtured in industrial as well as academic setting. He has an extensive experience of working with pluripotent ES/iPS cells, and differentiating them towards various lineages, such as hematopoietic cells, and neural crest, also working with mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells (murine and human). Previously, he headed clinical trials for critical leg ischemia using autologous mesenchymal stem cells (at Stempeutics, India), where he played a key role in establishing stem cell aseptic manufacturing / scale-up platforms adhering to cGMP/GLP practices in a clean room setting. With a comprehensive background in stem cell biology, he delivered dynamic stem cell projects, published in peer-reviewed journals, built collaborative networks and have managed highly productive research teams.
Currently he is working at Rubius Therapeutics to discover the potential of red blood cells for therapeutic use. Earlier he was at the Hematology Department of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis TN, where he was investigating the role of inflammatory mediators in regulating developmental hematopoiesis. Previously, after earning his Doctoral degree at Ulm University, Germany, he joined as a Postdoc at Lund University (Sweden), where using hESC/hiPSC-derived hematopoietic stem cells, he discovered the role of cyclic AMP signaling in regulating hematopoietic stem cells, and devised innovative methodologies to mitigate oxidative damage in hematopoietic stem cells.
During the past years, he designed and developed study concepts, carried out project management and budget planning, along with mentoring early-stage researchers. He independently managed research, obtained grants and have established enthusing collaborations between cross-functional teams.
Hematopoietic stem cells (murine and human), neural crest stem cells, pluripotent ES/iPS cells (murine and human), and clinical trials using mesenchymal stem cells.
Dr. Bamidele Johnson Alegbeleye is a self-motivated General Surgeon. He equally enjoys the clinical practice and research. He has a strong passion to inspire others to take up surgery as a career. He has been involved in teaching Nursing and Medical students, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Also involved in other extra-curricular activities, served the church in different leadership portfolios. Easily adapt, friendly, hard-working, honest, organized, reliable and a good team player.
Dr. Selvihan Beysel is an MD, head of department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Afyonkarahisar Saglik Bilimleri University. She acquires a PhD, department of Medical Biology and Genetics at Baskent University.
Her areas of interests are Epigenetics, Genetics, Parathyroidism, Diabetes.
Dr. Gustavo is a biotechnologist with a Master and Ph.D. in Biophysics with more than 20 years of professional experience, splitting his years between academy and industry, as an Application Scientist.
Focusing the research in the ultrastructural aspects of protozoan parasites, Gustavo is applying his ample expertise in Scanning Probe Microscopy such as Electron Microscopy for that research. But also, applying SPM technologies for some different biology, biopharmaceutical and material approaches.
Cell biology, Biophysics, Protozoology, Ultrastructural analysis, Atomic Force Microscopy.
Prof. Dr. Carlos Alberto de Carvalho Fraga is a Professor at the Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil. He received his B.S. degree from State University of Montes Claros in 2009, followed by an M.S. degree from State University of Montes Claros in 2011 and Doctoral in molecular biology by the State University of Montes Claros (2014). Experience in molecular biology of cancer.
Dr. Fraga’s areas of research interest and expertise include: tumor immunology, cancer immunotherapy, cancer biology, molecular biology, oncogenic signaling, virology and gene therapy.
Dr. Chester Bittencourt Sacramento is currently working as Scientist at the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City/USA. He obtained his ungraduated degree at Federal University of Sao Paulo – Brazil in Biosciences in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the same institution in 2007. He has two post-doc, first working with stem cell, IPS cell and cardiomyocyte differentiation at the Heart Institute –Sao Paulo/Brazil, and the second as part of a cross-functional team exploring the mechanism of action of proteins affecting pancreatic beta-cell development, at MedImmune/AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg/USA.
Dr. Bittencourt’s areas of research interest and expertise include Gene and Cell Therapy, neurologic degenerative diseases, cell culture and in vitro model, molecular biology, virology and vector optimization.
Dr. Yonghak Seo is currently employed as a Research Specialist in Dr. Heidi Tissenbaum’s Lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is interested in glucose toxicity caused by high glucose diet, which resulted in decreased lifespan, abnormally accumulated glycogen, increased glucose-related metabolic disease, malfunction of mitochondria, and neuronal disorders. Therefore, he primarily focuses on how to prevent cells or worms from being damaged by advanced glycation end products (AGEs) or reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by damaged mitochondria which are known to be increased during high sugar diet. By looking at glycolysis, glycogen and trehalose synthesis, insulin, and AMPkinase signaling pathway, he is aiming to understand the central role of high carbohydrate diet in metabolic diseases, and how glucose functions in networks of glycogen and neuronal mitochondria dysfunction affecting health span and longevity. Therefore, he hopes this study may be an avenue for combatting high-sugar diet pathology.
Dr. Yonghak Seo is interested in glucose toxicity caused by high glucose diet, which resulted in decreased lifespan, abnormally accumulated glycogen, increased glucose-related metabolic disease, malfunction of mitochondria, and neuronal disorders.
Dr. Mohammad Adnan Khalil is currently the Chairperson of the Assessment Center and an Assistant Professor of Medical Physiology in the Basic Medical Sciences Department at King Fahad Medical City and KSAU-HS. As a research scientist, he specializes in molecular physiology, cell biology and neurophysiology with interest in translational medicine. He has a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology from Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA.
He was privileged to have partaken in founding FOM at KFMC (2005-present). Throughout
his career, he has also been dedicated to innovating medical and nursing education. As a
member of the Faculty of Medicine at KFMC, he developed and implemented the 7-step and 11-step hybrid problem-based learning methods of the medical curriculum. This approach
emphasizes active learning through a flipped classroom instruction model. As a member of
the Curriculum Consulting Team, he is currently developing an MBBS-Degree Program
Curriculum Framework document in collaboration with a wide network of clinical
consultants, scientists as well as FOM faculty members.
He also lectured cellular and molecular physiology throughout the entire MBBS-Degree
curriculum. In addition, he serves in a leadership role as Course Director as well as serving as
an Expert Panelist. Recently, he became the Program Manager for the SMLE Preparatory
Program which was designed by the faculty members and myself to deliver 160 hours of BMS
subjects to medical graduates planning to sit for the Saudi Medical Licensing Examination
(SMLE). In all of his teaching and learner facilitating, he emphasizes a hands-on, problem-based
instruction. He ensures students not only to understand molecular physiology, but also its
connection to medical procedures, patient care and patient safety. He emphasizes that the MBBS
degree is only a portal to an unlimited lifelong learning journey that will continue to unfold
and evolve throughout their careers. He routinely encourages students to ask why and how in
classrooms, practical sessions and hospital rounds. Then, to proceed to formulate questions,
design and execute research questions and publish their findings.
Throughout his tenure at KFMC/KSAU-HS, he had extensive administrative experience in
supporting numerous programs. He has directed multiple research and educational initiatives
and developed a foundation for continued success of students at our Faculty of Medicine. As
the Director of the Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) Teaching Laboratories, he managed all
administrative objectives, including operations leadership, policy development and
compliance, inventory management, and strategic planning for future growth. He is also
currently the Chairperson of the Faculty of Medicine Examination Center, where he collaborates
with his colleagues to administrate exams in all subjects for the 6-year hybrid PBL
curriculum. His leadership style emphasizes collaboration, and he works with stakeholders at
all levels to ensure sustainable program growth.
His research emphasizes the beneficial effects of antioxidants, including Co-enzyme Q10 and
melatonin. He published 12 articles on this research and its connection to diabetes and
hypoxia in ISI-indexed journals. In collaboration with his colleagues, they have been awarded
funding from KFMC Research Center (RC) for a clinical investigation on alpha-antitrypsin in
the amount of 250,000SR. He is interested in focusing his research in translational medicine
in the area of personalized medicine in diabetes and obesity.
In addition to his own research, he also has a strong background in managing research
initiatives. He previously served as the Director of the Basic Medical Science Teaching Labs for
the Faculty of Medicine in Riyadh, where my team and he developed and launched a Basic
Medical Sciences Research Laboratories Initiative and built the lab from the bottom up. This
state-of-the-art facility is an established Basic Medical Sciences Research Labs supporting
molecular biology, cell culture, UPLC, ELISA, anatomy, histology, pathology, microbiology and
photography. It has now become the core of KFMC Research Center. Research conducted in
the lab has made important gains in fostering a culture of basic and clinical, evidence-based
research at KFMC; recently became a Satellite Center for the Saudi Genome Project in
collaboration with KACST.
Dr. Nuray Ari has completed her Ph.D. in Ankara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology. She is full professor at the same department since 1995. She worked as a post-doctoral fellow in Japan in 1988-1989. She has published more than 50 papers in reputed journals.
Experimental diabetes; antioxidants in diabetes-induced complications; insulin resistance and cardiovascular complications; anti-aging Pharmacology.
Al-Nomais Polyclinics and Pharmacies, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Alexandre Gonçalves performed his Developmental Biology research studies at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Portugal and obtained his Biology B.Sc.degree in 2003 from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. His developmental biology research work at the Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Belmonte Organogenesis research group, under the supervision of Dr. Joaquín Léon, gave him the ground knowledge to pursue his interests in performing his research in organogenesis, limb and bone development, and left-right asymmetry. He joined the Segmentation research group at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, where he worked as a research technician improving his embryology and developmental biology research skills. The research group work was recognized by the Society of Medical Sciences of Lisbon, and he received the Pfizer Award for Basic Research in 2005.
He developed his PhD studies in Basel, Switzerland, in 2005, at the Prof. Rolf Zeller Developmental Genetics research group. His research in advanced genetics and kidney development granted him several publications, recognitions, and awards. He developed novel in vitro ex vivo culture systems to investigate kidney development and disease, and performed complex gene screening studies. His studies and research results granted him his PhD in Cell Biology by the University of Basel in 2010. During his PhD studies and a short postdoctoral period, he maintained several successful research collaborations with various international research laboratories, which granted him a broad research experience in various scientific subjects and areas.
In 2011, Alexandre was invited to join Prof. Ian Frew’s laboratory at the University of Zurich. His work at the Epithelial Cancers research group contributed to the development of new methods to discover new cancer biomarkers with clinical potential. The use of advanced gene silencing techniques, e.g. shRNA, in combination with engineered lentiviruses, retroviruses, and adenoviruses, allowed him to screen for genetic fragilities responsible for cancer development. Due to his knowledge and experience, he was also an instructor in Medicine at the University of Zurich. After concluding his cancer research projects, Alexandre was invited to participate in a new venture.
The work he developed with Concilium Consultations LLC as a senior technical writer, and scientific consultant, allowed him to communicate complex research studies to the general public and to fellow scientists.
More recently, he started supporting CheckOrphan with his Scientific Media Monitoring and Editorial experience, as well as training and supervising new collaborators. CheckOrphan is dedicated to rare, orphan and neglected diseases.
Cancer Research, Rare Diseases, Cell biology, Genetic Engineering, Embryology and Developmental Biology.
Dr. Abdulmohsen H. Alrohaimi has earned his doctorate degree from Tufts University Boston USA in the area of Pharmacogenetics. Back in Saudi Arabia, he joined Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) as an executive director and established the infrastructure for clinical trial in the kingdom. He contributed to SFDA all his skill and expertise and initiated many educational awareness programs for the community development. Currently he is holding position of dean in the School of Pharmacy Shaqra University.
Dr. Alrohaimi chairs more than ten scientific and research committees. He has to his credit two books and a good number of research papers in various highly index journals. He has presented many of his research works in several national and international conferences in Saudi Arabia and abroad.
Dr. Abdulmohsen H. Alrohaimi’s area of interest is Clinical trial, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacogenetics Biotechnology and Stem cell techniques.
Dr. Hadi Afandi Al Hakami, MD, SSC-ORL and Head and Neck Surgery, JBORL, AB ORL, MMedEd is an Assistant Professor, Department of ORL-Head and Neck Surgery, COM, KSAU-HS Consultant and Resident Training Program Director of ORL-Head and Neck surgery, KAMC-Jeddah Clinical Educator, KSAU-HS Al-Hakami was graduated from Medical College, King Saud University on 1997. He had postgraduate training in ORL-Head and Neck Surgery. Then he had fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the McGill
University, Canada. He is a Residency Program Director of ORL-Head and Neck surgery, KAMC-Jeddah. He is an active member of: Saudi ORL Society, Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, Saudi Board Western Residency Training Program Committee, Exam Committee of Saudi Board of ORL-Head and Neck surgery, Head and Neck Working Group at KAMC-Jeddah, and Medical Education Council at COM-KSAU-HS. He is a facilitator of series of Innovative Concepts in Health Professions Education at COMJeddah, KSAU-HS. He has published many articles in refereed journals.
His research areas of interest are head and neck oncology and medical
Dr. Ilker ATES is working as an associate professor in Department of Toxicology, Ankara University Faculty of Pharmacy. He is working as a toxicologist in his department for nearly 20 years. He is interested in genetic, occupational toxicology and immunotoxicology. His studies are mainly focused on cytokines and related gene polymorphisms as indicators of individual susceptibility for assessment of genotoxicity. Additionally, DNA damage and repair, immunotoxicology and occupational exposure are the other topics. He got several international and national publications in reputable scientific journals and he also got many congress and symposiums posters. He worked in projects supported by his university or other scientific organizations as investigator or researcher.
Dr. Khaled Elmasry obtained his MD degree with an excellence with honor in 2007 from Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt. He was promoted to work as a demonstrator then an assistant lecturer of Human Anatomy and Embryology in the same medical school, where he obtained a master degree then a Ph.D. degree of Human Anatomy and Embryology. Dr. Elmasry also obtained a PhD degree of cellular biology and Anatomy from Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, USA in 2018. He is continuing his postdoctoral training at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear/ Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA. Dr. Elmasry published multiple original scientific papers in highly regarded journals and delivered multiple presentations and talks at world-leading conferences such as ARVO conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2018. His research interest is focusing on retinal eye diseases, diabetes, and angiogenesis. His work pointed to the important role of bioactive lipids and/or epigenetic modifications in the pathogenesis of microvascular complications during metabolic disorders such as diabetes.
His research interest is focusing on retinal eye diseases, diabetes, and angiogenesis.
Dr. Ashraf Youssef Nasr is an Associate professor in the Department of Anatomy & Embryology at Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt. He holds an MB.BCH, MSc & MD in Anatomy & Embryology. After completion of his MD in Zagazig University, he went on King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for teaching in Department of Anatomy, Histology & Embryology. He has published about 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Folia Morphologica, Anatomic Science international, Cancer Cell International, Toxicology Report, Life Science, Saudi Medical Journal and Neurosciences. He is the editor and reviewer of over 10 peer-reviewed medical journals. He is a frequent invited speaker and faculty member in international scientific conferences organized by different Biology, Anatomy, toxicology and Neurology and anthropology departments in different American, European, Asian and African Universities. He has been awarded numerous research awards including the Anatomy & Embryology Department in Zagazig and King Abdulaziz Universities.
Dr. Ashraf Youssef Nasr specialises in Anatomy & Embryology with particular interest in clinical, experimental & surgical anatomy, Teratology and Anomalies Toxicology, and Histology, Histopathology & Ultrastructure, Immunohistochemistry and Neuro-anatomy. His main research interests are variations, teratology and the toxic effects on the structures of the different body organs and systems including gastro-intestinal, CNS, CVS and musculoskeletal. He is particularly keen in collaborating with many specialties to innovate diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for different diseases.
Dr. Nejdet Adanir (DDS, PhD) graduated from Faculty of Dentistry at the Hacettepe University, Ankara-Turkey in 1994. He received his PhD in Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics in 2002 from the Faculty of Dentistry, Selcuk University, Konya-Turkey.
Dr. Adanir worked as an Assistant Professor at Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Dentistry, and he was promoted to Associate Professor position in 2009. He has served as Vice Dean and chair of the Department of Endodontics at Gaziantep University between 2010 and 2013. Dr. Adanir was appointed as the Dean of Graduate School of Health Sciences and chief physician of faculty hospital, at Suleyman Demirel University between 2013-2015.
Dr. Adanir joined to the King Faisal University Faculty of Dentistry in 2017. Dr. Adanir is Coordinator of Department of Restorative Dentistry at the King Faisal University, School of Dentistry since 2017. Dr. Adanir is the Editor-in-Chief of European Journal of Dentistry and has published many papers internationally. He presented over 35 oral and poster presentations in international congresses.
Dr. Adanir’s main research interests are post-core applications, bonding and adhesives, traumatic dental injuries, bleaching, endodontic irrigation solutions.
Department of Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics/Endodontology
King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Elzaafarany is a Clinical Oncologist from Egypt who is currently serving as an Oncology Specialist at King Abdulaziz University Hospital Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He was a former Faculty staff at Alexandria University and he completed his oncology residency training at Alexandria University Hospitals in 2011. He is experienced in treating malignant solid tumors in adults, such as breast cancer, colo-rectal cancer and glioblastoma multiforme. He has a brilliant clinical research experience in the field of breast cancer along with many publications in this particular disease sub-type. Currently, he is working in a clinical research projects concerning the tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and treatment related lymphopenia in breast cancer.
Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and treatment related lymphopenia in breast cancer.
Dr. Eduardo Lima Nolasco, Ph.D, is Assistant Professor of Medicine at UNIFAMINAS section of Immunology and Microbiology. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Juiz de Fora and then spent 1 years doing his master at Univeristy of São Paulo in the field of inflammation, diabetes, sepsis, critical care medicine and the immunomodulatory effect of insulin treatment. In 2013, he started his Ph. D in Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Sao Paulo, working with systemic inflammation response in diabetic subjects and the modulatory effects of insulin. In 2016, he was working as a Visiting Ph.D student at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm in the field of inositol phosphates and their role in insulin secretion.
His researches areas are immunology, inflammation, insulin secretion, critical care, diabetes and biochemistry.
Dr. Yu Zhao’s research interests are in molecular biology and drug development. She has researched ectopic protein expression, protein degradation and autophagy using genetic and molecular biology approaches. She also has an extensive experience in protein-protein interaction, peptidomimetics, small molecule screen, assay development and protein allosteric regulation with approaches based in biophysics and biochemistry. She is having a number of publications on topics on autophagy and drug development for cystic fibrosis in prestigious journals like Cell and Angewandte Chemie International Edition. She has reviewed over 20 papers for a number of academic journals as well.
Basic cell biology and molecular biology, drug development, protein-protein interaction, protein structure, Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer and Autophagy.
Department of Computer Science/Protein-Protein Interactions
Dartmouth College, USA
Dr. Mahmoud Rezk AbouLaila is an Associate Professor of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Damanhour University, Egypt. He was a visiting researcher at Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan. He was JSPS fellow at Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan. He Obtained his Ph.D. from Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan. He worked as an assistant lecturer, lecturer, and Associate professor at the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sadat City, Minoufiya, Egypt. During his Ph.D. and the fellowships, he focused on developing diagnostic and drug therapy for Babesia and Theileria Parasites. He also identified the drug target enzymes in Babesia Parasites. He identified some proteins as vaccine candidates for Babesia control. He conducted molecular and serological epidemiological surveys for these parasites worldwide. He studies the effect of natural products on helminths and protozoa.
Dr Alessandro Leite Cavalcanti graduated from dentistry in 1991 and received his M.S. in Paediatric Dentistry in 1997 at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) Brazil. He received his PhD in Stomatology at the Federal University of Paraiba in 2002. He has been a postdoctoral scientist at the School of Dentistry of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 2014. In 2016 he was promoted to Associate Professor. Moreover, Dr. Cavalcanti holds a research productivity scholarship (Level 2) from CNPq, a Brazilian funding agency. He has been Professor of the Public Health Dentistry Discipline at the State University of Paraiba since 2002, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate dental students. In the postgraduate course, he also teaches about dental research and manuscript writing. He is Editor in Chief of Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clinica Integrada [Brazilian Research in Pediatric Dentistry and Integrated Clinic] Journal.
His areas of research are Epidemiology, Pediatric Dentistry, Forensic Dentistry and Public Health. He has published over 300 articles in peer-reviewed Brazilian and international journals.
Dr. Ahmed R. Afify, DDS, MSc, PhD is a Professor of Orthodontics Mansoura University, Egypt – King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Afify has finished his dental training in 1981 from Alexandria University, Faculty of Dentistry. He joined the Orthodontic career in 1983 at Mansoura Dental school, Egypt as a demonstrator in the Department of Orthodontics. He obtained a MSc in Orthodontics in 1988 and a PhD in 1994 from the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Afify was promoted to full professor in 2007. In 2013, Dr. Afify has earned a Master Degree in Health Professional Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.
He lectured nationally and internationally about various orthodontic techniques. He is an active member of the World Federation of Orthodontics, Egyptian Orthodontic society and Saudi Orthodontic Society.
He is heavily involved in teaching the undergraduate students as well as the residents of both the Saudi Board in Orthodontics (SBO) and Master of Orthodontics.
He has published many scientific articles and abstracts in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, in addition to peer-reviewed orthodontic journals on a variety of different orthodontic topics. Dr. Afify supervised more than twenty Master and PhD theses in Orthodontics.
He is an invited speaker in many specialized international meetings and frequently involved in reviewing research publications of 12 leading specialized reviews in the orthodontics and dental education fields.
Dr. Huajia Zhang is currently working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to study the functional role of neutrophils in the pathogenesis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). She is interested in this disease because it is a cancer type that has strong association with chronic inflammation. The main focus of her postdoctoral project is to identify how neutrophils and granulocytic-myeloid derived suppressor cells (G-MDSC) suppress T-cell function in the tumor microenvironment. She hopes to improve the response rate of immunotherapy in NSCLC by lifting the neutrophil-mediated immunosuppressive barrier.
Prior to her postdoctoral research, she did her Ph.D. with Dr. Nadia Carlesso at the Indiana University School of Medicine to study the hematopoietic responses to inflammation and myeloid malignancies in the bone marrow. For her Ph.D. Thesis, she successfully dissected distinct contributions of the TLR4/MyD88 and TLR4/TRIF signaling pathways to myeloid differentiation suppression and hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) functional damage during sepsis. Her work provided important insights into the impact of MyD88 and TRIF in HSC and myeloid progenitors during aging, GvHD and hematopoietic cell malignant transformation. She received a two-year predoctoral fellowship award from the American Heart Association (Midwest Affiliate) to support this project. Besides my thesis project, she also played a major role in studying the molecular interrelationship between miR-155 and Notch-signaling. They identified that loss of Notch increased miR-155 level in the bone marrow and promoted chronic inflammation by suppressing NF- ?B inhibitor ? B-Ras1, leading to myeloproliferative neoplasms. This work demonstrated the tight correlation between inflammation and tumorigenesis.
Her research interest is to elucidate the relationship between inflammation and cancer development.
Dr. Chien-Wei Lee is a Professor of Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; School of Biomedical Sciences; Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Since 10/2018. He received his PhD degree from National Yang-Ming University in 2017. He is an active member of International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) and Taiwan Association of artificial intelligence research and development in biomedicine. He has excellent experience in stem cell biology, immunology, hepatology and ageing-related diseases. Now, the primary research theme is to develop a disease-in-a-dish model for liver disease, explore the therapeutic potential and the mechanisms of MSCs and their exosomes in ageing-related diseases.
Exploration of the lineage plasticity of MSCs in hepatogenic differentiation, Study the application of MSC-derived exosomes in liver diseases, Investigation of the use of stem cell-based therapy to treat ageing-related problems.
Dr. John Oyem is an anatomist whose research focusses on areas within the fields of Anatomy and Neurosciences and specifically willing to work with a team of Neuroscientists to investigate, manage and treat Neurodegenerative diseases especially Alzheimer’s disease using advanced research techniques such as Immunohistochemical, Polymerase Chain Reaction and Blotting techniques. The brain is a complex organ that requires an appropriate investigation of its neuronal interactions to understand it’s learning, memory and consciousness functions.
Dr. Grace Lindsay is Professor of Medical Surgical Nursing at Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, KSA. Her career in nursing and midwifery practice spans a period of over 25 years as a clinician, teacher and researcher. During these years she has worked within the higher education and health care sectors, and in partnership medical charities, publishers and research funding bodies. Such experience is reflected in her current internationally relevant healthcare interests.
As a nurse, clinical practice started out in midwifery as an RN in the labor/delivery room, moving on to adult intensive care and latterly cardiac preventive and rehabilitative practices. Over these years of growing experience her work was focused on the domains of nursing education and research. A central interest has been in contributing to the evidence base for understanding patient experiences, patients’ health beliefs/actions and outcomes on health as a result of health-care interventions. These interests became the focus of her doctoral studies in health outcome following cardiac bypass surgery which continues to be an area of interest. Nurse-led initiatives designed to improve the care of cardiac patients evolved from this research and formed the basis for her future research direction and in attracting research grant funding. She has made significant contributions to the nursing and health-care literature through a range of peer reviewed journal and book publications. Findings have been disseminated at numerous international and national conferences, and in peer-reviewed international health-care journals (over 60 publications) and two edited textbooks.
Underlying concepts and capabilities of digital technology relating directly to nursing practice - an emerging research interest: Possibilities and potential of new technologies; Evaluation of the enhancement of nurse-patient interactions and overall efficacy of health-care delivery; Secondary prevention and the effectiveness of rehabilitation for people with coronary heart disease; Health beliefs and ‘Health Locus of Control’ as a measure of behavioral intentions, actions and health outcomes in cardiac clients; Measuring health-care outcomes using and developing measures of wider health indices based on the WHO definition of health and patient/user perspective; Evaluation of expanding and advanced role in various nursing specialist practices; Employing mixed research methodological approaches drawn from both inductive and deductive knowledge generation paradigms.
Dr. Nizameddin Koca is graduated from Ankara University Medical school in 2005 and he finished Internal Medicine fellowship in 2011 from Uludag University. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in University of Health Sciences, Bursa yüksek Ihtisas Training & Research Hospital.
He is particularly interested in Kidney Transplantation, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Diabetes and Microbiota.
Mykyta Tretiakov received his B.Sc. in 2010 and M.Sc. in 2011 with honors from Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology (USUCT) and obtained qualifications of Process Engineer, Scientific Researcher and Lecturer of Higher Educational Establishment. In parallel to his bachelor study, he worked as a 3rd category technician at the department of organic chemistry at the same university between 2008-2009, where he investigated the new routes of synthesis of biologically active heterocyclic compounds for the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine. He received President of Ukraine grant for outstanding students in 2009. During 2010-2011 he was a research intern in the Institute of organic chemistry (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), where he studied polyfluorinated optically active compounds. After receiving his M.Sc., he was invited as a Guest Researcher to Georg-August University of Goettingen (Germany), where his research was focused on the chemistry of N-Heterocyclic and abnormal carbenes. During 2011-2013, Mykyta Tretiakov successfully developed cheap, large-scale method of synthesis of industrially important N-heterocyclic carbene that was distinguished by Dow Chemical Sustainability and Innovation Student Challenge Award in 2014. From 2014 he is doing his Ph.D. in Chemical Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Saudi Arabia). He is an author of 6 publications, including 1 book chapter.
His research interests include organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and catalysis.
Physical Science and Engineering (KAUST Catalysis Center)
KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Riccardo Panella is working on cancer genetics from a non-coding and therapeutic perspective. Since his PhD, he has focused on translation medicine (mainly coding area and protein protein interaction during the PhD) and is still focusing on developing new therapeutic molecules right now.
The main area of interest are cancer genetics, cancer metabolism and translation medicine.
Dr. Fahim Ahmad received his B.S. with College Honors in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Delhi, India. He received a MS-Ph.D. degree from the National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, India with Dr. Ellora Sen. His Ph.D. thesis work examined the role of Telomere in Metabolic Programming and Survival Responses in Glioblastoma Multiforme. His doctoral research was funded by an Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India, Fellowship. He then trained as a post-doc for about a year under Dr. Jayne Stommel at NCI/NIH, focusing on receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in Glioblastoma Multiforme. Currently Dr. Ahmad is a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Peter Choyke at Molecular Imaging program, NCI/NIH. His major interest lies in cancer metabolomics and cancer biomarker discovery.
His field of expertise include cancer metabolism, cancer genetics, receptor tyrosine kinase therapy, solution spectroscopy (HPMRI, MRS, NMR) and Carbon13 imaging in cancer metabolites.
Dr. Mehran Najibi is a Medical Doctor who graduated from Azad University of Medical Science in Tehran in 2010. Dr. Najibi has always been interested in the regulation of the immune system. He worked as physician-scientist at Royan Institute, where he focused on immunoregulatory effects of regenerative medicine in different autoimmune diseases. Then he accepted the post-doctoral position in Harvard Medical School at Laboratory of Comparative Immunology and Laboratory of Gastrointestinal Epithelial Biology in 2013. Currently, he is working as a scientist at UMass Medical School.
Dr. Najibi's research is focused on transcriptional regulation of the immune system in infectious diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases and different kind of malignancies.
Dr. Shailesh is Associate Principle Scientist at AstraZeneca in Sweden. Before joining AstraZeneca, Shailesh was in Singapore working for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in a group focused on modeling CNS diseases & developing novel assays using Stem Cells. Previous to his position at GSK, Shailesh was postdoc at Harvard University performing research focused on developing novel therapeutics for ALS disease through high content small molecule screen using motor neurons derived from embryonic stem cells. Shailesh has a PhD in developmental neuroscience from the National Brain Research Centre in India.
Shailesh is using CRISPR/Cas9 and human iPS cells to generate cellular models to understand biology of human diseases and to drive drug discovery projects in cardiovascular, metabolic & CNS diseases.
Dr. Ernesto Alberto Rendón Ochoa is a biologist with a master degree in biochemistry and specialized in neuroscience and electrophysiology. He is working currently as a professor and research assistant at School of Higher Studies Iztacala, University of México.
Dr. Ernesto Alberto Rendón Ochoa areas of interest are behavioral and cellular neuroscience, electrophysiology, drug addiction and stress.
Dr. Luciene de Carvalho Cardoso Weide is an Adjunct Professor at the Fluminense Federal University, graduated in Biomedicine (UNIRIO), Master in Biological Sciences (Physiology) and PhD in Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Post doctorate from the Autonomous University of Madrid (2006-2007). Is currently involved in establishing the role of the main reactive oxygen species in the genesis of thyroid diseases and in diabetes. She has a recognized experience in the evaluation of thyroid oxidases activity: DUOXs 1 and 2 and TPO-essential proteins for thyroid hormone biosynthesis. The thyroid research line is currently focused on understanding the regulatory mechanisms of transcription of the DUOX 1 and 2 genes through studies with its promoter, interacting with thyroid and non-thyroid transcription factors and its correlation with thyroid tumorigenesis.
Dr. Luciane Martins is a biologist with Ph.D. in Science and currently is a post-doctoral researcher at Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. Luciane does research in Medical Genetics, Cell Biology and Bioinformatics, focusing on the following subjects: complex genetic diseases (cancer and familial periodontal disease), syndromic hereditary diseases (Hypophosphatasia, Sturge-Weber, Chediak-Higashi, Pfeiffer syndromes) and non-syndromic (tooth agenesis), molecular bases of the periodontal regeneration, bone metabolism, extracellular matrix and cell signaling. Has expertise in medical genetics, cell and molecular biology, genetic and genomic, proteomic, biotechnology, bioinformatics.
Medical genetics, complex genetic diseases, syndromic hereditary diseases and non-syndromic, molecular bases of the diseases.
Dr. Andriana Kavallari graduated from Medical School, NKUA in 2009. In 2010 she joined the Department of Pharmacology, Athens Medical School as a full-time, pre- doctoral fellow. In 2011, she was granted an intermission on her PhD studies in order to obtain her Specialty in Internal Medicine. At the time, she earned her Master’s Degree in Health Care Management, National School of Public Health. Upon completion of the, she has dedicated herself in completing her PhD thesis. During this time, she received several Cost Grants to attend scientific meetings and missions through EU COST Actions. Her post-doctoral research interests focus on the alternations of extra-cellular matrix during skin aging in vitro, skin inflammatory and autoimmune diseases
Alternations of extra-cellular matrix during skin aging in vitro, Skin inflammatory and Autoimmune diseases
Dr. Ahmed Fereir graduated from faculty of Dentistry Ain Shams university Cairo, Egypt 2008, After then he pursuit the career of oral and maxillofacial surgery through training and doing MSc degree in the same career at Al Azhar university, Cairo, Egypt. The research scope in the university was Regenerative medicine; the project was to investigate different materials with positive osteogenic effect. His group was to examine very famous drug in the treatment of cholesterol, which is simvastatin on healing of bone defect. They made a clinical study by which patients suffering from cyst at the anterior region of maxilla larger than 3cm in diameter was enucleated then grafted with simvastatin as bone substitute. The healing was monitored by measuring radio -density by DIGORA software through sequential panorama.
Beside his work in Egypt, he has been two times to Germany, First time in St Josef hospital, department of plastic surgery, Regensburg in 2012 for 1 month and 2nd time in Freiburg university 2014 for 3 months as a visitor doctor in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery under supervision of Dr. Schmelzeisen which gave him opportunity to be included in different culture and to develop new skills.
Regarding his academic experience, after finishing the master degree, he was appointed as a part time (as he is already working in Al Bank hospital, Cairo, Egypt) assistant lecturer in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, faculty of dentistry Future university, Cairo, Egypt, which gave him the opportunity to work in group of researchers and scientists carrying out both clinical and experimental studies. Beside this, his work included supervising undergraduate students and making demonstrations in English which gave me confidence.
He can speak English fluently since he studied his primary and 2ry degree in an English language school and he finished his bachelor study of dentistry (B.D.S.) in Ain Shams university where all the materials and courses where taught in English and also his M.S.c. grade in Al Azhar university, was in English too. Beside this he is a member of the faculty of dentistry RCSI (MFD RCSI) where all the examinations and the study material where in English for sure.
Dr. Yang's curiosity in science started with a natural medicinal fruit known as Noni while pursuing his BS at Brigham Young University Hawaii. Despite numerous medicinal testimonials through word of mouth, it lacked scientific reasons to back its efficiency in treating various ailments. Seeing that need, he researched fundamental immune-responsiveness with Noni extract and found several components that can boost the immune system.
He continued his studies and found a new research interest in protein chemistry while pursuing a MS in Chemistry at University of Utah. He successfully sequestered a target enzyme in a virus-like protein by a charge complementary. He also explored the chemistry aspect of proteins and how to characterize them.
He furthered his education in Biotechnology at Brigham Young University through a Ph.D program. Many applications of proteins sparked his interest. leading him to explore how an enzyme containing protein complex can be used in endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC) detection, the interaction between protein and nucleic acid, and protein therapeutics.
He is now working for a cosmetic company to understand the relationship between the scientific data and consumer perception.
Dr. Hesham Mahmoud Abuhegazy MD. is associate professor in psychiatry, at faculty of medicine, Al-Azhar university, Cairo, Egypt, as well he is consultant psychiatrist at armed forces hospital, southern region, Saudi Arabia. Dr Abuhegazy had earned his bachelor in medicine and surgery form Al-Azhar university, Cairo, on 1994, master degree in neurology and psychiatry on 1999, and medical doctorate in psychiatry on 2005. He assigned assistant lecturer in psychiatry at faculty of medicine, AL-azhar university, Cairo, on 2000, promoted to lecturer post on 2005, and gained the degree of associate professor in psychiatry on 2010. Dr Abuhegazy and colleagues had conducted, and published many research articles in many local and international journals, presented new researches and posters in many international conferences like EPA, ECNP, World federation of biological psychiatry conference. As well he supervised many master degree theses in psychiatry and clinical psychology.
His research and clinical interests include general psychiatry, psychosomatic disorders, liaison psychiatry, mood and emotional disorders across life cycle, women mental health, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy.
Dr. Sameh’s research focuses on the design and development of new classes of intelligent nanomatrices using advanced techniques, and evaluating these new structures as potential candidates in various biotechnological and particularly biomedical applications including targeted drug delivery and tissue engineering. He has scientific papers published in high impact peer-reviewed journals over the last ten years in addition to many more papers in the pipeline. He also has prestigious participations in international conferences in different countries including, for instance, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Romania, England, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Australia, Spain, Canada, and the United States. He also has a scientific patent Egyptian Patent Office (EGPO), Academy of scientific Research &Technology, Egypt. Patent title: Temosome; A novel formula for treatment of lung cancer (333/2015).
Dr. Cristina V. Dieni is currently working at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA as Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology and she is working on understanding the aging-related degeneration of the neural circuitry in the visual cortex, using in vivo and in vitro approaches. She received her Master Degree in Biology from University of Perugia, Italy where she also obtained her Doctorate in Neurophysiology and Electrophysiology. During this period her research interests have focused on understanding the synaptic mechanisms that mediate structural and functional changes during experience-dependent plasticity in vestibular nuclei, and how these processes can be modulated by the steroids synthesized directly in the brain, so called neurosteroids. After completion of her doctoral training, Dr. Dieni was recruited in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA) as postdoctoral fellow. She began studies in the field of adult hippocampal neurogenesis exploring how newborn neurons survive and integrate, and how these processes are modified by aging, exercise and disease.
She published several papers in outstanding peer-reviewed journals including, Nature Communications, eLife, Journal of Neuroscience and Nature Neuroscience. She is member of the Society of Neuroscience (SFN) and the Italian Society of Neuroscience (SINS).
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of structural and functional plasticity; Neurosteroids and learning and memory; Neurodevelopment and developmental disabilities; ion channels and synaptic function; neurotransmitter and neurotrophin receptors and cell signaling; Development of Adult-Generated Neurons; age-related degeneration in visual cortex.
Dr. Apsara wijenayake is currently working as a Visiting Lecturer at Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She completed her Ph.D (2016) from Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and has obtained her first degree in Geology from University of peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2010).
Mineral based applications in alternative medicine, antimicrobial potential of mineral based drugs, trace element analysis of traditional drugs
Dr. Claire Wen-Chun Liu, in her undergraduate period, her research project is focused on lung cancer drug-resistance studies. From 2008, she started working on the influenza viruses. As a graduate student with Dr. Suh-Chin Wu at National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan, her main research focus is on the vaccinology studies of influenza vaccines and vaccine development in the mouse model. In 2016, after graduation she was a recipient of a post-doc training fellowship from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology and moved to the department of Microbiology of the Icahn school of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York to keep her postdoctoral work research with Dr. Randy A. Albrecht and Dr. Adolfo García-Sastre. Currently, her researches focus on the immunology and vaccines of influenza viruses in ferret models.
Her current research interests focus on vaccine development and vaccinology. By using mouse and ferret models, they evaluate the vaccine effectiveness against influenza virus infection and study vaccine-induced immune correlates to the protection. In addition, now she is trying to extend her research area to cancer immunotherapy, especially in lung cancer.
Dr. Xuemei Xie obtained her MSc degree in Reproductive Immunology in School of Veterinary and PhD degree in Recombinant Antibody Biotechnology in School of Environmental Sciences at University of Guelph, Canada. After PhD study, she continued postdoctoral training and later working as a research scientist at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA. She is currently a principle scientist and serve as the Director of Oncology and Pharmacology Department, Wuhan YZY Biopharma Co., Ltd., China. She has six years of experience in antibody engineering and eight years of experience in basic and translational cancer research. Particularly, she studied molecular mechanisms underlying tumorigenesis and metastasis of breast and ovarian cancers and preclinical development of drug candidates (antibodies and small molecular inhibitors) for breast and ovarian cancer treatment.
Her research interests are to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying tumorigenesis and metastasis of ovarian and breast cancers, identify novel prognostic factors for early prognosis of ovarian and breast cancers, identify novel therapeutic targets for targeted therapy development for breast cancer, and develop targeted therapies for breast cancer. Specifically, my research focuses on triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most aggressive type of advanced breast cancer for which effective targeted therapies are limited. TNBC is a subtype of breast cancer that is negative for estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2. TNBC accounts for 15-20% of all breast cancer cases and 30-40% of breast cancer deaths in the USA. I hope that my research leads to discovery of novel targets that can be used for development of targeted therapies, thereby reducing the mortality of patients with TNBC.
Dr. Hou received his PhD degree in 2009 at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He then moved to the Genomic Research center, Academia Sinica for postdoctoral training. In 2016, he joined the group of Dr. Sachdev Sidhu as an assistant professor at the Shanghai Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS), Shanghaitech University, Shanghai.
He has over 7 years’ experience in synthetic antibody technology.
Dr. Yumeng Wang is currently working as a Protectoral Research Fellow in the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the U.S. top 1 hospital for cancer patient care and one of the world’s most respected centers devoted to cancer research, education and prevention. Before that, she completed her Ph.D. in Quantitative and Computational Biosciences from Baylor College of Medicine. Her education background is Bachelor in Bioinformatics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. She is a computational biologist focusing on the development of novel bioinformatics method to analyze large-scale cancer genomic data to understand the molecular basis of human cancer and develop effective prognostic and therapeutic strategies to contribute to personalized cancer therapy. Her research lead to several computational methods and findings to understand the biological mechanism of human cancer including A-to-I miRNA editing calling, driver mutations in Hippo pathway, and transmembrane protein structure prediction. Her work opens up new diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic strategies for cancer treatment.
Cancer genomics, high-throughput data analysis, integrative analysis, statistical modeling, machine learning, RNA editing, protein structure prediction.
Department of Quantitative and Computational Biosciences
MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Dr. Yasser El-Medany is a chairman of Family Medicine Department, Senior Consultant and Program Director of Family Medicine Residency Training Program at King Abdulaziz National Guard – AlAhsa – KSA since January 2014.
He is a highly skilled, motivated and solutions-oriented medical professional with more than 30 years of experience in diverse medical and health care management field. Skilled communicator, persuasive and adaptable with high energy, initiative and dedicated to meet and achieve challenging goals and objectives. Keen insight into the needs and view of others – ability to listen and identify issues or problem areas and form innovative resourceful solutions. Innate ability to establish rapport quickly, builds trust, interact with and relate to individuals on all levels. Superior leadership skills proven in successful staff development and group facilitation. Ability to function independently and in team environment, consistently recognized for ability to establish and maintain solid relationships with co-workers, administration and other agencies
His current job as a Senior Consultant and Chairman and program Director of Family Medicine Department in King Abdulaziz National Guard Hospital since January 2014 with the vision, mission and value of the Saudi Arabian National Guard Health Affairs, to provide supervision, education and training for Associate and Assistant Consultants, Family Medicine Residents, Staff physicians and nursing staff; supervise clinics, represent and promote primary care; monitor quality assurance; undertake clinical research; and self-education robustly equipping me for Family Medicine, Primary Health Care, Communication and management have been highlighted as my particular strengths throughout my career and these have been honed and objectively tested in sharing in different meetings and committees with other senior staffs in The National Guard Health Affairs.
Communication, leadership and working in teams have been highlighted as my particular strengths throughout his career and these have been honed and objectively tested in attaining MSc, FRCS, DFSRH, MRCP, DCH and FRCGP.
Throughout his professional career over 30 years in 5 different countries; He shared and lead many research projects and clinical audits, which published in peer reviewed journals and presented in paramount international scientific events, he has a special interest in chronic diseases management and quality of health care service.
Chronic diseases management and quality of health care service.
Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA), Saudi Arabia
Dr. Ioanna Mosialou is an Assistant Professor at the department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (New York, NY) since 2017. Her primary research interest lies in identifying and characterizing new inter-organ relationships implicated in normal physiology or in pathological conditions. In particular, her goal is to explore how the surrounding stromal and bone cells affect hematopoiesis and can drive myelodysplasia or acute myeloid leukemia and how they could subsequently be therapeutically targeted. Initial findings from these studies were published in Nature and Leukemia. Her interest in inter-organ communication and bone biology began in 2010 when she joined Dr. Kousteni lab at Columbia University and underwent her postdoctoral training. During this time and later on as an associate research scientist, she identified and characterized the biological functions of a new protein secreted mainly from bone that affects appetite control and glucose metabolism and explored its therapeutic potential in the treatment of obesity and diabetes in mice. She further contributed to unravel the role of the skeleton as an endocrine organ in the regulation of whole body energy metabolism by delineating the molecular mechanisms that regulate the activity of the osteoblast-derived hormone osteocalcin and identifying new endocrine functions of the skeleton which led to publications in Nature, JBMR, JBC and JCI.
Dr. Ioanna Mosialou earned her BSc degree in biology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and her MSc degree and PhD in Molecular Medicine from the Medical School of University of Crete, Greece in 2010. During her PhD training she studied the mechanisms of transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of genes involved in HDL cholesterol metabolism and therefore implicated in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease under physiological and inflammatory conditions. Part of this work was published in JBC, FEBS J and Curr. Med Chem. She is a member of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), the International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies Learning Environment Committee (HubLE), the New York Academy of Sciences, the World Hellenic Biomedical Association (WHBA) and serves as a mentor for the Urban Barcode Research program, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s DNA Learning Center. She lives in New York.
Her current research aims to understand the molecular and cellular changes in the bone marrow microenvironment, where the hematopoietic cells reside, during the development and progression of hematological malignances.
Andreas D. Fotopoulos is Professor of Nuclear Medicine at the Department of Medicine, University of Ioannina. He has a long teaching activity at an undergraduate and a postgraduate level since 1995. ?is research work is internationally recognized, he is the author of more than 200 publications in international journals and conferences, 132 of which have been published in international peer review magazines and 17 have won Awards. He has supervised a significant number of diplomatic, postgraduate and doctoral dissertations. He has participated in several international conferences, some of which as guest researcher, as well as in the scientific and organize committee of international conferences. He has received a significant number of citations and has been reviewer in many international scientific journals.
For the past 15 years his research work has focused on the use of SPECT in Neuro-Oncology, creating a new field of applications of classical Nuclear Medicine, for the characterization of intracranial space-occupying lesions. The European Commission, within the frames of Horizon 2020-SME-Instrument-Phase 2 (PHC-12), has approved in 2015 the project "GLIOMARK" under the title «Exploratory phase II study in patients after treatment of high-grade brain tumors to assess the technical performance of Tc-99m Tetrofosmin for differentiation of recurrence versus radiation necrosis» and authorized funding of €4.7 million for the next 4 years.
Prof Andreas Fotopoulos has an extensive administrative experience including:
Hospital Level: Since 2002 he has been Chairman of the Nuclear Medicine Department of the University of Ioannina.
Executive Deputy Director & Board Vice President of University General Hospital of Ioannina
(Beds capacity: >800 and >2.200 staff members) for 2 years and 8 months (2011-2013).
University Level: From 2014 until 2018 he has served as Vice Rector of Academic Affairs & Human Resources of the University of Ioannina (Capacity: >25.000 students and >1000 staff members). He was also President of the following Committees of the University of Ioannina, namely Postgraduate Studies Committee, Ethics Committee, Committee of Culture, Committee for students with disabilities, Committee of Museums and Cultural Heritage, Internal Regulations Committee, Director of the Lifelong Learning Center and Academic Coordinator for ERASMUS+ of the University of Ioannina.
He also served as President of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ioannina (09/2013-11/2014).
National Level: For 10 years (2008-2018) he has been Board President of the Hellenic Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging. He is also President of the Committee of Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation of the Ministry of Health, President of the Scientific Council for Approvals of the National Organization for Medicines, President of the Examination Committee for Medical Specialty of Nuclear Medicine (Athens), Coordinator of the Working Group on Postgraduate Medical Education in Nuclear Medicine of the Central Health Council and Board Member of Greek Atomic Energy Commission.
European Level: Since 2016 he has been Clinical Coordinator of the European Research Program (HORIZON 2020, Phase II and III) in the field of Health (Nuclear Medicine). Multicentre study in several European countries for 4 years (2016-2020).
He is President of the European Baccalaureate Examining Board of European Schools. (Brussels 2018-2019).
Dr. Altaf Bukhari is presently a consultant and Head of Cardiovascular and Thoracic anaesthesia at King Fahad Medical city (KFMC) in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. He and his team provide anaesthesia services for a wide range of cardiothoarcic, vascular and many cardiology procedures for both adults and children.
His main interest of research is in: Cardiac anaesthesia, thoracic anaesthesia, intraoperative and critical care TEE, cardiothoarcic intensive care.
Dr. Zhiwei Ye is an Assistant professor, at department of Pharmacology, Medical university of South Carolina, USA. He received his PhD at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 2009, for his work on drug transporter and metabolism enzyme mediated drug-drug interaction. He then pursued his postdoctoral research at Karoliniska Institute in Sweden, focusing on anti-cancer effects of statin through activation of Akt signaling. Since 2012 he has worked at Redox Analytical Core of Medical University of South Carolina in USA, and worked on unfolded protein response and cancer drug resistance, and redox platform based cancer drug development. He also serves as executive editor of Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy.
He has strong background in preclinical drug development in cancer research.
Dr. Nicholas Jairo Kavana is a Tanzanian by nationality, holder of MD from Volgograd Medical University, Russia, Diploma in Applied Parasitology and Entomology (DAP&E) from Institute of Medical Research Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia, MSc (Eco-Parasitology) University of Malaya, Malaysia, PhD Parasitology from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. Dr. Nicholas Jairo Kavana is having 15 publications, supervised 3 Masters students. Currently Dr. Nicholas Jairo Kavana is employed with St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences Ifakara, Tanzania as a Lecturer in Parasitology and Entomology.
Her research interests include digestive pathologies in intensive care, perioperative nutritional management, perioperative pain and postoperative recovery.
St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Dr. Li Zhou is from the Department of Neuroscience at UCSF Medical Center, USA. During his PhD, he explored the cortical brain circuits and midbrain circuits by electrophysiology combined with optogenetics. Now as a research scholar in UCSF, he continues to study the early cortical circuits and relevant components during human brain development.
Dr. Guang Yang is a process & analytical development scientist at Boston Institute of Biotechnology LLC. He received B.S. degree from Nankai University in Tianjin, China in 2010. Then he started pursuing his PhD degree at Tufts University in Massachusetts, US, focusing on rational design and mechanistic studies of bio-inspired asymmetrical metal-organic complexes. Dr. Yang has shown solid expertise in biochemistry and organometallics with broad scope of chromatography- and spectroscopy-based purification and analytical techniques. After graduation, Dr. Yang has joined Boston Institute of Biotechnology LLC. As a process & analytical development scientist, he manages the process development projects of biological drug discovery and production, by leading downstream purification and analytical teams.
Dr. Zhong-Ru (Paul) Xie joins University of Georgia as an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering. Prior to coming to University of Georgia, he was an exchange scholar at University of California San Diego and a Research Fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Paul received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from National Yang-Ming University in Taipei, Taiwan. His research interests include identifying drug candidates with existing computational tools, creating new computational drug discovery methods and improving existing methodologies, and building models to simulate biological systems. He also develops and teaches new courses related to computational drug discovery in College of Engineering, University of Georgia.
Structural bioinformatics, computational drug design & discovery, MD simulation, algorithms, machine learning, data mining.
Dr. Ishani Dasgupta is presently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Department in UMass Medical School. Her current research is focused on studying the role of mechanical tension in signaling pathways implicated in cancer, cell growth, differentiation and organ development. Prior to joining UMass, Dr. Dasgupta pursued her PhD in molecular and cell biology from NTU, Singapore. During her doctoral studies, she studied the role of osmotic pressure in the regulation of cytoskeleton during mitosis. I gained extensive experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology techniques like flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and mechanobiology skills. During her PhD, she has presented her research in various international conferences in USA, Europe and South east Asia. She was one of the two PhD students selected in a year to present her work at the Konstanz-NTU joint chemical biology workshop held in Konstanz, Germany. She won travel award to to present her work at the Mechanobiology conference in Vietnam, 2016. Dr. Dasgupta was also selected as one of the Singapore Leaders of Tomorrow (SLoT) in an event based on the format of the acclaimed Gap Summit organized by the Global Biotech Revolution. In this event, she contributed as a team to develop impactful solutions to address the research and innovation gap in the biotech industry.
She worked as a CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) Junior Research Fellow where she explored the molecular pathogenesis of Salmonella infection. There, she gained expertise in working with mouse models and microbial pathogenesis. She has always been fascinated by the numerous facets of Bioscience. Besides bench science, she is an active member of Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and she serves as the Events Director for the Central Massachusetts chapter. https://www.awis.org/project/dr-ishani-dasgupta/ . As a part of the dynamic team, Dr. Dasgupta is involved in organizing AWIS events like networking socials, professional development workshops and symposiums for STEM professionals. She is a member of the National Postdoctoral Association and American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB). She is also very passionate about science communication. She participates to disseminate interesting research findings to a broader audience via science writing by serving as the Publicity manager of ClubSciWri. She is in the reviewer board of several journals and have reviewed many articles to my credit. As an editor of CPQ medicine, she aims to contributing to the journal significantly.
African Centre of Excellence in Phytomedicine Research and Development (ACEPRD), University of Jos, Nigeria
Dr. Hashim Mohammed Noor Al-Madani (Professor of Transportation) was Awarded his Ph.D. Degree from the Institute for Transport Studies (The University of Leeds, UK). He worked as a Chairman for the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Bharain, Bahrain. He Supervises Ph.D. & M.SC. dissertations at the University of Bahrain (Bahrain) & King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals (Saudi Arabia). Dr. Hashim Mohammed Noor Al-Madani is also a Member of Editorial Board in several scientific journals. He is also UN WHO member of the Eastern Mediterranean Advisory Committee on Health Research (for four years); Consultant to UN ESCWA in the field of traffic safety. Awarded the Crown Prince of Bahrain Award in the Engineering Research; Awarded the Second Best Scientific Article in Al-Qafilla Journal for the 50th Anniversary awards of ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia. He initiated in cooperation with VTI-Sweden and General Committee for Road Safety, series of SORIC Conferences (Safety on Roads-International Conferences) and regional Symposiums on Road and Transport Studies. He Founded the Center for Transport and Road Studies University of Bahrain in cooperation with Ministry of Interior. Dr. Hashim Mohammed Noor Al-Madani published 6 books and chapters in Books, and over 60 articles in refereed international journals and conferences.
Dr. Qi Liu obtained his PhD degree from Heidelberg University. After training as a research fellow in Harvard medical school and UCSF, he joined Peking University Shenzhen graduate school as a tenure-track professor. He is an enthusiastic and skilled researcher in precision cancer medicine, with research interests in studying and developing radiopharmaceuticals and tracers for cancer molecular imaging and therapy. He has gained considerable experience in hands-on biotechnologies and leading multiple projects to reveal vulnerabilities of cancers and study the underlying molecular mechanisms. He has developed novel strategies to improve efficacy of combination therapy that involving molecular targeted drugs, immunotherapy and conventional radio-/chemo- therapy. He has revealed multiple genomic and functional biomarkers for predicting therapeutic effects, which give rise to a number of publications on notable scientific journals and conferences. He has also been serving the community as reviewers or editors for many academic journals. Moreover, he is a member of several professional associations in the field of radiation medicine and cancer research.
Cancer biology, DNA damage response, Radiopharmaceuticals, Molecular targeted drugs, Theranostics
Dr. Asmare Talie worked in different working sites, three years in hospital & three years as academician from Debre Markos University. Has many activities in the institution in three pilars (community service, teaching & doing research. Had many publications projects and community service. There are involvements of different national and international research conferences, and workshops as a speaker and participant. Even in this year research is being done on utero vaginal prolapse and its associated factors in Amhara region referral hospitals. And also in this year, 2019 their projects as principal investigator and co investigator. Dr. Asmare Talie is honest, empathy, punctual & visionary being professionally disciplined. Currently working in Debre Markos University, College of Health Sciences, Department of Midwifery as a lecturer.
Dr. Isaac John Umaru is a medicinal biochemistry by profession with a strong inclination towards phytochemistry and biological activities. After gaining a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry from University of Maiduguri Borno State Nigeria, he did his Master degree in Biochemistry from University of Benin Nigeria and gained Medicinal Biochemistry training and expertise during his Ph.D. in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. He is Currently working as a lecturer with Federal University Wukari Nigeria, Department of Biochemistry with particular focus on isolation and characterization of medicinal plants based on drug discovery and development against Pathogen, Diabetic, Cancer and Ulcer. He published research and review articles in the international peer-reviewed journals and serves as reviewer for journals for American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Medicinal & Analytical Chemistry International Journal (MACIJ) and other publishers.
Research interests mainly focus on drug discovery and development for infectious diseases, pathogen, Diabetes and ulcer.
Dr. Opeyemi O Odejimi is a researcher at the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Her passion to contribute to the improvement of the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and the nation made her pursue a postgraduate master’s degree in Public Health after completing her undergraduate degree in dentistry. She also secured a Higher Education Academy (HEAcademy) grant to study for her PhD degree completed in 2018 at the University of Wolverhampton. She has worked as a visiting lecturer and an online tutor at the University of Wolverhampton and Dundee respectively. Opeyemi has won various awards and prizes based on my dedication and hard work. She reviews article for Journals such as, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Journal publication "The bulletin" and the Athens Journal of Education. She has also disseminated her research in journal publications and many conferences.
Public Health, Oral health, Mental Health, Patient and Pubic Involvement.
Dr. Mamdouh I Nassar is a Professor of Bee Venom Therapy, Bioinformatics, Toxicology and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Vice Dean of Postgraduate studies and Research, Visitor exchange of International Program member staff, University of Maryland College Park (USA), Florida, USDA, and Environmental System service (ESS), Beltsville Maryland USA.
Natural Venoms tools for treatment of microbial and parasitic diseases, Control of intensive care units pathogens using natural toxins, Bee Venom as anti-tumor, Diseases sleeping sickness control natural toxins, Environmental safety and biohazards of pesticides, Bioinformatics and biostatistics for biological sciences.
Dr. Ahmed fayed is an Interventional pulmonologist had SCE (UK) in respiratory medicine and European diploma in adult respiratory medicine (Hermes) in addition to master degree in chest diseases and respiratory intensive care specialized certificate. Actively participate in scientific events as speaker and share as editor and reviewer for many international journals with numerous publications.
Pulmonology; Respiratory Medicine; Chest Diseases and Respiratory Intensive Care
Dr. Dilsad Akal is currently working for Turkish government in the Ministry of Science and Technology as an auditor and also as Vice President in the inspection board. In the past she used to be work as a labor inspector in the Ministry of Work and Social Security. While working as a labor inspector, her inspection area was health and safety conditions of workers in Turkish industry. Although she has chemical engineer as a bachelor’s degree her specification area is occupational health and safety. Her master’s thesis is about measuring, personal exposure and negative health effects of volatile organic compounds in indoor air. Also her Phd subject is about personal exposurement of electromagnetic field at call centers. She is still student at business management as master’s degree. Her plan is to combine the occupational health background with her current knowledge of business management. She love research and write some articles about her interest area. In the free time, she also love doing sports and trekking.
Health and Safety Conditions; Occupational Health and Safety
Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi Is board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery who completed his post-doctoral training at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City, Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston New Jersey, where he now serves as Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Department. Dr. Asaadi graduated from Medical School in 1973 at top 10% of his class. His work is published in several scientific reads including one of his own “Blepharoplasty, Surgical Treatments of Eyelids”. Dr. Asaadi specializes in the face, most importantly the eyes and nose. On of Dr. Asaadi greatest works is shown through Festoons or “Malar Bags” he published a recent article that for the first time describes “Congenital Festoons or Malar Mounds”, its etiology treatment. His practice encompasses aesthetic plastic surgery.
Dr. Youness El Hamzaoui received a General Academic Studies Degree (DEUG) en physics, then he received a bachelor degree in industrial engineering science, then he received a master degree in science of industrial engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico. Then Phd degree (Doctorate) in Engineering and Applied Science from Universidad Autonoma de Morelos en Cuernavaca. Mexico. In 2012, started working as professor researcher in the universidad autonoma de cd de juarez, then in 2015 worked as profesor researcher in instituto tecnologico de tijuana, since 2017, he started working as professor researcher in the Universidad Autonoma del Carmen. He has mainly works on machine learning applied in engineering and applied science. He has published more than 50 papers in well recognized journals. He is also a reviewer for many famous journals in the world, also he has many citations in many journals.
His research interests include: Modeling, Simulation, Optimization, Control, Pattern Recognition, Clasification and regression problem.
Dr. Mustafa Al-Kawaaz currently is the molecular genomic pathology fellow at the University of Chicago Hospital, where he oversees a variety of clinical responsibilities in addition to teaching and translational research. He completed his premedical and medical education at the Weill Cornell medical college in Doha. After that, he moved to New York City and completed anatomic and clinical pathology residency followed by a hematopathology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell medical center. He is triple board certified in hematopathology, surgical and clinical pathology.
He is interested in hematologic malignancies and cancer genetics and his research focuses on studying molecular genomic alterations in lymphoid neoplasm.
Dr. Jialu Li is a statistician whose major interest is in cancer research. He obtained his PhD degree in biostatistics from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston, USA (2012-2017). His research was focused on developing statistical methods for studying cancer genomics and for predicting multiple primary cancer onsets. Prior to that, Dr. Li pursued his Master degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2009-2012). He studied the genetic evolution of SARS virus and found the natural host for this pathogen. Dr. Li also had R&D experience in leading pharmaceutical company (Merck, 2016) and biotechnology company (Genomic Health, 2017-2018), where he worked on immunotherapeutic drug development and liquid biopsy for cancer detection, respectively. Dr. Li is now the founder and chief technology officer of HuaJia Bio-Intel Inc. in Shenzhen, China.
His research interest lies in statistical methodology development in multiple biomedicine areas, such as cancer genomics, clinical patient survival data analysis, medical image analysis and dermatological research.
Dr. Wei Chen is an Associate Professor at Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology. He completed her Ph.D from Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, China, in 2009. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan, School of Medicine, USA. He had extensive experiences in drug discovery and development, including target identification, validation, HTS, hit finding, lead optimization, safety and toxicology, nomination of development candidates. Exceptionally driven scientific research professional with over 15 years of experience in the areas of new drug (diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, Non-alcoholic fatty liver and anti-fatigue, etc.) discovery. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and two book chapters, and he serves as an editor for 5 international journals.
Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, China
Dr. Hassan E. EL Bushra, MBBS (University of Khartoum), MCM (University of Khartoum), MPH, PhD University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and MFPHM of the Royal College of Physicians, London). Current Position: Senior Consultant Medical Epidemiologist; Previous positions: Advisor to Deputy Minister of Health for Public Health (2015-2017); World Health Organization, Eastern Mediterranean Region (WHO/EMRO) Regional Adviser for Emerging Diseases, Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response (2003-2012); WHO Representative (WR) to Kingdom Saudi Arabia (2014-2015); Lebanon (2012-2014) and Iraq (2010, Acting for 5 months); Head, Epidemiology Research Unit, Research Centre King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1999-2003); Consultant Medical Epidemiologist, Saudi Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), Riyadh (1992-1999); Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan (1982-1992) and King Saud University (1992-1999). Led field investigations and managed of a lot of major outbreaks in Sudan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia (including Hajj-related events), Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. Supported many Eastern Mediterranean countries to assess, develop and implement functional surveillance and response systems and preparedness plans. Published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Epidemiological studies on Emerging infectious Diseases (EID), Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and public health surveillance
Dr. Wilfred Mbacham is a Titular Prof of Public Health Biotechnology. His scientific career started off in Zoology in the undergraduate level in 1980 and he went on to obtain a Doctorat de Specialité in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Yaoundé I (1989) and a Doctor of Science Degree in Tropical Public Health from Harvard (1997). He researches at the Biotechnology Center (BTC), of the University of Yaoundé I and also holds an adjunct lectureship at the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda and the University of Buea, Cameroon.
Currently he researches on the pharmacogenomics of response to drugs, the molecular diversity and epidemiology of drug resistance in Malaria, HIV & Tuberculosis. He also researches on the development of bio-reagents with the discovery of a thermostable peroxidase. His latest focus is on the interaction between Communicable and Non Communicable diseases. He has provided considerable data sets for policy considerations in Cameroon.
He has served in leadership positions in many national and international programs. He is the Executive Director of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria that promotes fundamental research on Malaria but also organises a 2000-person capacity conference every 4 years. For 10 years, he also coordinated the APALP (Assises Pan Africaines de Lutte contre le Paludisme) that brought together 35 National Malaria Control Program Managers from Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone Africa, to discuss and exchange strategies for success in rolling out various anti-malarial interventions.
He has initiated many major projects and brought funds to the University of Yaounde I for research and capacity building in Science and technology notably, the EU-Funded FP-7 PRD College & the intra-ACP scholarship program named AFIMEGQ. He has developed philosophical approach to Professionalizing Planning Actions in Science & Technology Education & University-based Research (Pro-P.A.S.T.E.U.R.) that integrates platforms /technopoles for bioscience, hard core sciences and research-uptake.
He is the current coordinator of the graduate program unit in Life Sciences and the Biology of organisms at the University of Yaoundé I. He is Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He was elected chair of the Program Management Committee of the International Atomic Energy Agency-AFRA program of 41 African member states since Nov 2015.
He has supervised more than 52 Masters and MD level students, 15 PhD and 7 more under training, He has some 125 publications including book chapters, books, manuals and scientific articles in peered reviewed journals. He is a fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences and of the African Academy of Sciences.
His latest focus is on the interaction between Communicable and Non Communicable diseases. He has provided considerable data sets for policy considerations in Cameroon.
Dr. Sharifah Farhana Syed-Ab-Rahman is a researcher at the University of Queensland. She has published more than 10 papers during the past 5 years and her recent publications include identification of soil bacterial isolates suppressing different Phytophthora spp. and promoting plant growth (Frontiers in Plant Science, 2018), suppression of Phytophthora capsici infection and promotion of tomato growth by soil bacteria (Rhizosphere, 2019) and development of bio-formulations of Piper sarmentosum extracts against bacterial rice diseases (Current Biotechnology, 2019). She is currently working on identification of bioactive compounds from beneficial bacterial isolates for the control of plant pathogens, their mechanism of actions and how they can be used commercially for plant disease control.
Her research interests include biological control of plant diseases, plant-microbe and plant-pathogen interactions.
Faculty of Science, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
The University of Queensland, Australia
Dr. Cristóbal José Lárez Velásquez was born in El Pao, Bolívar state, Venezuela, on September 16, 1960. He is a graduate chemist (1987) at Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, with postgraduate M. Sc (1991) and Doctor (1999) degrees in Applied Chemistry. He completed an internship (1994-1995) at the Chemistry Department in University of La Sapienza, with professors Vittorio Crescenzi and Alberto Ciferri. He has published in various peer-reviewed journals in his field, having also served as reviewer for several of them.He has also written and edited several books and book chapters on Chitin and Chitosan uses in Agriculture, Nanomaterials, hydrogeles, maleic anhydride unsaturated polyesters, etc. He was founder (2005) of the Journal “Avances en Química”, being currently its Chief Editor. He works at the Polymer Group, Department of Chemistry, University of the Andes-Venezuela since may 1987 and does research in Chitosan, Hydrogels Swelling studies, Unsaturated Polyesters, Green Chemistry, Aggregation of value to unknown and/or waste materials.
Chitin and Chitosan uses in Agriculture, Nanomaterials, Hydrogeles Swelling studies, Unsaturated Polyesters, Green Chemistry, Aggregation of value to unknown and/or waste materials
Dr. Felipe de Lima Franzen, Doctorate of the Graduate Program in Food and Nutrition of the State University of Campinas (FEA/UNICAMP). Master in Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Agronomist and Licentiate in Agronomy.
Food Science and Technology with emphasis on Food Quality, Food Microbiology, Plant Extracts, Food Consumption and Quality and Sensory Science and Consumer Studies.
Dr. Jin Gao is a research associate in College of Pharmacy, Washington State University. He got his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2009. He used to be an assistant researcher in the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2002 thru 2004, and assistant professor in School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiaotong University from 2009 thru 2014. During the period, as a part time worker, He was a quality control manager of Shanghai Kelun Bioengineering Co., Ltd., deputy general manager of Shanghai Wuyang Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd. and general manager assistant of Shanghai Jiaochen Biomedicine and Technology Co., Ltd. He has long been engaged in the research and development of small molecule drugs and bioengineering macromolecular drugs, and has rich experience in research and development of new drugs and successful cases of new drug research and development. In December 2008, he obtained a doctorate in engineering from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Shanghai Jiaotong University. The postdoctoral phase (May 2014 to present) is working on biomaterial drug delivery research in the Washington State University School of Pharmacy. Biomaterials for personalized therapeutic research in drug delivery. He presided over the open project of Shanghai Key Laboratory of Veterinary Biotechnology and two horizontal projects of Amgen (Shanghai) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Participated in 2 National Natural Science Foundation projects, as the main accomplisher to participate in the Ministry of Science and Technology's major scientific and technological research project "Human Liver Genome Project" , 1 National 863 Project and a Shanghai Science and Technology Commission Research work of the project . As a first author or correspondent author, he published more than 10 papers in SCI in Biomaterial, J control release, Pharmaceutical research and other journals. His paper has a cumulative impact factor of over 100, and his citation number is over 600, and the H factor is 17 (Google scholar). He is a special reviewer for journals such as Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, Oncotarget, and Neurochemical Research.
Main research areas include small molecule, recombinant protein and monoclonal antibody drug pharmacy, pharmacodynamics and pharmacology.
Dr. Susana Pascoal is a Portuguese and currently living in Vienna, Austria. She had a degree in Chemical and Environmental Sciences with specialization in Biotechnology and a PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. She was working at the Children Cancer Research Institute in Vienna, Austria. One of the most know and successful hospitals in the treatment of children cancer pathologies. She is a researcher and the manager of our animal research facility. She had strong skills and scientific knowledge in the cutting edge technology at oncology field and dermatology, especially psoriasis. In the last years her career has been focus on the research of new targets/drugs, drug combination, CarT cells technology, and development of innovative cancer models.
During her path as a scientist she had developed the writing, editing and proofreading capacities by lettering scientific papers and grants projects. She was participated in several conferences around the world to present my scientific work, and also contributed has organizer and staff in several meetings and series of seminars. Also she had taught at Escola de Ciências da Saúde in Minho University. She has been a coordinator and lecturer of a module of the medical degree. This medical degree is very innovative and requires intense interactions with the students and strong organization skills. Her PhD and Post-doctoral work, has focused in developmental biology, muscle formation and tissue repair/regeneration. Her current field of research is new therapies to cancer treatment.
Cancer Research, Developmental Biology, Tissue Repair and Regeneration, Dermatology.
Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Dr. Ioannis Manousakas was born in Chania, Greece, in 1966. He received a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece in 1989, and a Pg.D. and Ph.D. degrees in Medical Imaging from the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK in 1991 and 1995, respectively. In 1997, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan on renal calculi tracking using ultrasound during ESWL treatment. He joined the Department of Medical Administration in Meiho University, Taiwan, in 2000 as an Assistant Professor. Since 2004, he has been with the Department of Biomedical Engineering of I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan as an Associate Professor. He is a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
His current research interests include Ultrasonics, Shock waves in Medicine and Design of Medical Instrumentation.
Dr. Jude Masannat is a Second Year Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dr. Christine Chung’s lab in the Head and Neck and Endocrine Oncology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa FL. Her training is in the clinical and translational sciences. She had a couple of main undergoing projects and smaller side projects and collaborations. One is on the anaplastic subtype of thyroid cancer, and one is on HPV negative head and neck cancers. She finished the Ph.D. in the Biomedical sciences with the concentration in Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the College of Medicine, University of Florida. Her thesis work focused on understanding the role of beta-arrestin 2 in Renal Cell Carcinoma progression. Throughout her graduation career she built up the expertise on cell signaling especially in the G-Protein Couple Receptors and Receptor Tyrosine Kinases pathways. She is also gained excellent experience in numerous molecular biology techniques for lab bench work. These include cell culture, immune blotting/histochemistry, CRISRP/Cas9 cloning, protein and RNA work, confocal microscopy skills, and many more. Moreover, She had a great experience with the mouse model and applying surgical techniques such as the subrenal capsule implantation. Her Journey as a researcher started in the freshman year at the University of Florida where she joined Dr. Jorg Bungert’s lab in 2008. Ever since, she had grown to be passionate about building up the career as a scientist. She is now expanding the training to include clinical trial studies and cancer drugs development. She wish to become an expert in cancer pharmacology and the translational aspect of this research.
Cell signaling and Molecular side of the basic research, and the Immune tumor, Microenvironment and drugs efficacy in the clinical/ translational side of research.
Dr. Jayita Goswami is a Molecular Biologist with expertise in Plants, Human, and Microbes. She was directly involved with Type 2 diabetes research, cancer, and drug discovery along with various small projects. She spent more than a decade in her research field. She is a freelance writer as well.
NIH/NIDDK, ASU, BSU, Darygold, BM College, Advanced Laboratories, USA
Dr. Li-Pin Kao (Betty), a certified project manager, received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Her thesis focused on the mitochondrial role in human embryonic stem cells. She has extensive publications had covered genetic expression profile, cell biology (stem cells, and cancer cells), mitochondrial biology, cancer biology, neuroscience, toxicology, and pharmacology.
Cell Biology; Mitochondrial Biology; Cancer Biology; Neuroscience; Toxicology; Pharmacology
Dr. Tao Lin is a University Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-present, Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Connecticut; Research Associate, Laboratory Manager in Biochemistry 2012-2018, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, South Dakota State University; Research Assistant in Molecular Virology 2008-2012, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shanghai, China; Research Assistant in Microbiology 2004-2008,
Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China. Dr. Tao Lin received several awards such as Outstanding Reviewer for Research in Veterinary Science, Excellent Student Award in Graduate School, Nanjing Agricultural University, Excellent Graduate Thesis Award.
Immunology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Molecular Virology, Microbiology.
Dr. Onur Duygu MD graduated from Ege University Medical School in 2006. Since then, he worked at Kent Hospital Cardiology Department as a General Practitioner. Then, he started to work at Kent Hospital Liver Transplantation Department as Organ Transplantation Coordinator and General Practitioner taking care of Liver Transplantation Patients. Starting from 2017, Onur Duygu MD went on his carreer at Kent Hospital Bone Marrow Transplantation and Hematology Department as a GP taking care of Hematological Malignancies. He had been an Overseas Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine and he held many international memberships including ASCB, ASBMT, AHA, ASBMB and EACR.
Immunology, Transplantation Immunology, GVHD, Bone Marrow Transplantation/Hematology, Cancer Research.
Dr. Halil I Ciftci received his BSc. in Chemistry from Ege University, Turkey in 2006 and M.Sc. in Cancer Pharmacology from Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, University of Bradford, UK in 2008. Then, he worked at biggest Turkish pharmaceutical companies (Neutec, Bilim and Deva) as a R&D senior scientist to manage all technical aspects of the product development processes. After working for 4 years at major pharmaceutical companies, he chose to return his academic career at the School of Pharmacy in Kumamoto University, Japan to develop anti-cancer and anti-HIV drug candidates. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2016 and immediately after, he began working as a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship at the same school. During his PosDoc, he had a close collaboration with Non-Periodic Imagining Group at Stanford PULSE Institute for SFX-based drug development. In 2018, he launched a start-up company in Japan named Science Farm Ltd. together with professor Masami Otsuka and in 2019, his company opened new department at School of Pharmacy, Kumamoto University named Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Science Farm Joint Research Laboratory. He is currently working as a Vice President of this company and also leading studies at Joint lab on development of new drugs.
Dr. Giuseppe Bruschetta is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Departments of OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences, and Comparative Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He received his B.S degree in 2011, followed by a M.S degree from Messina University in 2013. His Ph.D in Applied Biology and Experimental Medicine was in collaboration between University of Messina and Yale University (2017). His research focuses on CNS mechanisms relating to the regulation of energy and glucose homeostasis. Dr. Bruschetta is the author or coauthor of more than 28 publications.
Dr. Bruschetta’s areas of research interest and expertise include: Neuroscience, Metabolism, Obesity, Diabetes and Inflammation.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Prof. Dr. Samir Algazzar is the Department head of Internal Medicine and Geriatric Physical Therapy College at Cairo University; He is also a Dean in the College of Physical Therapy at Battarjee Academy for Medical Sciences; Chief Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department of Saudi German Hospitals Group. He is having several international publications with 34 years of national and international clinical and academic experience in positions of increased responsibility.
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.
Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatric Physical Therapy
Cairo University, Egypt
Dr. Nihar Shah completed his medical training at the Smt.N.H.L.Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India. Upon completion of his medical degree, he relocated to the United States and completed his Internal Medicine Residency, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at Seton hall University School of health and Medical Sciences, NJ. He has served as an Assistant Professor, Section of Gastroenterology, in the Department of Medicine at Joan C. Edward School of Medicine, Marshall University where he served an integral role in training medical students and residents in the fields of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He was awarded Certificate of achievement in endoscopy education by American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2015 and was also elected as a fellow of American College of Physicians.
Endoscopic treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Endoscopic Bariatrics; Quality improvement for colonoscopy.
Dr. Miguel Valdivia y Alvarado, MD, MHA is a general medical practitioner with clinical training in general surgery, post-doctoral research training in physiology and diagnostic imaging. He worked as a research associate and instructor in the Houston Methodist Hospital where he participated in translational research projects in solid tumor oncology, medical devices, and pathology. During this time, he developed an expertise in grant preparation and collaborations with physician and scientist from different backgrounds.
Dr. Valdivia currently works as a biomedical writer and editor with a focus on educational medical writing.
His areas of expertise are medical imaging, surgery, and diagnostics.
Dr. Xiaoyong Lu received a Master’s degree in organic chemistry from Shanghai University, and Ph.D. from Ohio University. Post doctoral training in Organic Chemistry and molecular self-assemble and recognition in The Ohio State University and University of Maryland College park. He is currently holding a senior scientist position at Sirnaomics Inc, focusing on the RNAi drug development, delivery and formulation. He also worked in the CRO company Shanghai Chempartner prior to join OU as a graduate. He is a well-trained scientist with many years hands-on experiences and expertise in chemistry, organic synthesis, drug development, drug nanoparticle and formulation, biophysical analytical techniques. He has published more than dozens of the prestigious publication including Angewandte Chemie International Edition, patents and national and international presentation.
His current interest is on designing the novel targeting delivery platform and formulation of RNAi therapeutics for cancer treatment.
Consultant Lung Transplant & Minimal Invasive Thoracic Surgery
King Salman Armed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Presently Dr. Mukesh Verma is working as Research Associate at NJH, Denver, CO-USA. Here his area of work is related to study the mechanism of generation of signaling memory in cells relevant to the pathogenesis of allergy induced asthma. He has also done biochemical and function studies at the molecular and cellular level on animal model as well as asthmatic. He also worked at UC, Denver for 4 month and 24 days, where his main work was related to explore the mechanism of MHC independent activation of T cells and role of HDAC inhibitor in the regulation of MHC and PD1 in B-Lymphoma.
Mechanism of generation of signaling memory in cells relevant to the pathogenesis of allergy induced asthma.
Dr. Al-Arabi has an extensive experience in biomedical research, teaching as well as administration at different levels of higher education. In June 1976, he earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and education from Tripoli University, a Master of Science degree in physiology from the Department of Biology, University of Dayton, OH in 1982 where he invented, fabricated and tested the use of the first ceramic implant as a drug delivery device. Dr. Al-Arabi Also earned a Ph.D. in Medical Physiology from the School of Medicine, Trinity College-University of Dublin, Ireland where he studied the neurological effect on non-shivering thermogenesis and genetic obesity. During his postdoctoral fellowship at Rutgers University, he conducted studies on molecular nutritional chemistry and genetic expression in white adipose tissue. During his research tenure in the VA hospital and the Midwest Biomedical Research Foundation in Kansas City MO. Dr. Al-Arabi studied the effect of IGFI and IGFII as trophic factors on the growth of astrocytes in vivo and in vitro.
Through his graduate studies, postdoctoral fellowship at Rutgers University, New Jersey and his employment in the VA hospital Kansas City, MO, Dr. Al-Arabi developed research experience in physiological and molecular and biological techniques.
Dr. Al-Arabi is a member of several professional organizations such as the American Physiological Society. Society for Neurosciences, American Diabetes Association, British Nutrition Society, International Association for the Study of Obesity, Association for College and University Biology Educators, The International Association of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, the International Association of Medical Implants and devices, Academy of Surgical Research. He also serves on the board of directors for The Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and the Academy of Surgical Research as well as the American Association of University Administrators.
Dr. Al-Arabi has published large number of peer reviewed scientific paper and three textbooks in the field of health sciences. He was often invited as keynote speaker on health issues and conducted several workshops in the healthcare education and research.
Through his career in higher education, he has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels from the community college level to graduate and medical schools. Dr. Al-Arabi uses technology and since he started teaching on line in 1995 he is considered one of the pioneers in digital distance learning. He is highly skilled in developing multimedia on the web as well as for classroom use where he has developed many animated presentations for the purpose of teaching healthcare disciplines.
Dr. Al-Arabi has also served on several administrative capacities from student services, curriculum development, and chair of academic department to dean of academic affairs.
Dr. Al-Arabi developed research experience in physiological and molecular and biological techniques.
Dr. Sovannarith Korm received his master and Ph.D. degree in South Korea in field of cancer biology from Sogang University and Chungnam National University, respectively. He was honored with the Young Scientists Award of Cancer Science journal, Japan and Analytical Science Award of Graduate School of Analytical Science and Technology, Korea. He is currently doing research as postdoctoral associate in cancer metabolism at Boston University School of Medicine. His current project is targeting mitochondria structure/morphology in breast cancer and acute myeloid leukemia using zebrafish as a model.
His professional interests focus on (1) exploring the underlying mechanisms of natural compounds in aging and cancer therapy and (2) uncovering the potential mechanisms in cancer drug/therapy resistance.
Departments of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Sudarshan Upadhya, Ph.D., MBA, is a neuroscientist with 22 years of experience in the biomedical research underlying neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Upadhya ’s research expertise is on molecular mechanism underlying ubiquitin-proteasome mediated synaptic plasticity during long-term memory formation, molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s and Parkinson diseases, and drug metabolism by brain Cytochrome P450. Dr. Upadhya has published 18 peer-reviewed international review and original research papers, 24 scientific abstracts in diverse areas such as biochemistry, pharmacology, drug metabolism, and neuroscience. Dr. Upadhya is a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at Aestas Pharma Inc., a former CSO at Ardeal Pharma, Inc., a former NC Biotechnology Center Industry Fellow at PharmAgra Labs and a former Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Upadhya holds a Doctoral degree in Neurochemistry from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (India) and an MBA degree from Wake Forest University School of Business (USA). Dr. Upadhya is also an adjunct faculty in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Biomedical Research, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biomolecules, Pharmacology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Drug Delivery, Drug Design, Drug Development and Therapy, Biomarkers, Healthcare Outcome Research, Patient-Centric Evidence-based Medicine, Health Improvement Strategies, Health Informatics, Molecular Diagnostics, Molecular Modelling, Diagnostic Imaging, Pathogenesis of Disease, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics, Proteomics, Genomics, and Translational Research.
Dr. Sandeep Artham is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Duke University and currently working on development of next generation ERα modulators and immune modulators for breast cancer. His prior research examined two key pathways in acute lung injury, inflammation and injury resolution: endothelial Akt1-FoxO-MMP3 signaling as a potential therapeutic target to prevent vascular exudation; and Akt- βcatenin/FoxO signaling in T-lymphocytes as a potential target to enhance the differentiation of regulatory T-cells and promote injury resolution. Apart from my expertise on endothelial biology and Immunology, He also worked on exploring mechanisms regulating prostate cancer metastasis. His recent publication exemplifies my additional skills and experience in using biostatistical tools like ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA) and cBioPortal for cancer genomics.
As a pharmacist by profession, he has a keen interest in translational research involving a blend of basic science and clinically relevant research catered to providing therapeutic targets for multiple pathologies. His innovative and decision-making abilities are evident from the two invention disclosures that were recently granted to University of Georgia during my graduate training. He also has a vast experience in scientific writing which helped me publish review articles and few research articles in peer review journals.
Breast cancer, Prostate cancer, Acute lung Injury & Immunology.
Dr. Mohamed Elmansy was born in a beautiful quite city on the river Nile called Mansoura, Egypt. He received his BSc in Chemistry in 1999, faculty of science, Mansoura University. He was found of organic chemistry that motivated him to continue his master in organic chemistry at the same university under the supervision of Professor Ahmed A. Fadda and his thesis title is “Synthesis of Some New Benzothiazole Derivatives and Their Applications as Corrosion Inhibitors in the Boilers”. In 2006 he started his scientific career as research assistant at the National Research Centre (NRC) in Cairo in the department of organometallic and orgnometalloid chemistry, was involved in many projects for synthesis of small molecules to study their biological activities. 3 years later, he started his PhD at Marquette University, USA under the supervision of Professor William A. Donaldson conducting medicinal chemistry research focused on the synthesis of novel aminocyclitols as glycosidases inhibitors, collaborated with Professor Daniel S. Sem during his time at Marquette in proteomics research area to assess the cardiotoxicity associated with actos and avanda, two antidiabetic drugs. In 2014 he started his postdoctoral scholar position at Oregon State University, USA under the supervision of Professor Rich G. Carter, his research is focused on reaction development and total synthesis of natural product. Specific research topics have included proline sulfonamide-catalyzed formation of [2.2.2] bicycles, computationally aided designed on new organocatalysts for diol functionalization and synthesis of the of (-)-halenaquinone which is a potent anticancer compound. Also, he had the opportunity to collaborate with Professor Paul Ha-Yeon Cheong’s research group in computational chemistry during his postdoctoral training at OSU. For a short period of time, he joined Professor Paul Blakemore lab, his research was focused on novel systematic synthesis of any alkenes by eliminative cross-coupling of enantioenriched sp3-hybridized carbenoids. In 2017, he continued his job as researcher at the National Research Centre, Egypt working on couple drug discovery projects for design and synthesis of novel antidiabetic and antihypertensive drugs. He is now a postdoctoral scholar in Professor Silverman’s research group at Northwestern University working on development of a new treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Scelerosis (ALS).
Dr. Mohamed Elmansy's research is focused in the area of reaction development and natural product total synthesis.
Dr. Santanu De is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. He received a Ph.D. in Physiology from Kent State University, OH and has pursued Postdoctoral positions at Purdue University, IN and at a collaboration of Yale University with the National University of Singapore. He was also a full-time Visiting Faculty in the Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University, MI. He has published several peer-reviewed papers and presented at multiple meetings.
He has taught many courses and has a diverse range of research interests broadly including but not limited to: reproductive physiology, reproductive medicine, female infertility, cell biology, protein expressions and interactions, STEM education, pedagogy and related areas.
Dr. Hariri completed her Masters degree in Cell & Molecular Biology at the American University in Beirut and moved to the United States to complete her doctoral studies in Molecular Biophysics at Florida State University. She received The Michael Kasha Award for outstanding publication on her doctoral studies. She is currently a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She received The Best Scientific Presentation Award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, and her publications were highlighted as Cover Stories of scientific journals. Dr. Hariri’s training over the past decade has given her a strong technical experience in a broad range of methodologies such as cryogenic electron microscopy and genetic screening that she employs to study fundamental questions in biology from atomic resolution to intact systems. She is currently studying the spatial organization of fat metabolism within cells at inter-organelle junctions.
Abnormal fat metabolism is linked to many prevalent human diseases including obesity, diabetes, cancer, and inborn errors of metabolism. Dr. Hariri is interested in using an innovative and multi-dimensional approach to gain a comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie subcellular organization and compartmentalization of metabolic processes. Dr. Hariri is also a passionate advocate for diversity in science. She won numerous honors for her leadership and activities activities as the president of Graduate Women in Science Organization.
Dr. Haitao Yang is a Principle Scientist & Researcher at Shenzhen Research Institutes, Sun Yat-sen University, Shenzhen, China. Dr. Haitao Yang is also a President, Zhuhai Lifecode Medical Laboratory, Zhuhai Lifecode Diagnostics Inc. Ltd. Zhuhai, China. He acquired M.B. in 1984 in the field of Clinic Medicine from Northwestern University for Minorities School of Medicine (China); MS in Molecular Virology in 1991 from Peking University School of Basic Medicine (China); Ph.D. in the year 2000 with the specialization Medical Genetics from Uppsala University (Sweden); Postdoctoral Fellow in 2003 in the area of Neurobiology and Genetics from University of California, Los Angeles California, USA; Postdoctoral Researcher in 2005 in the theme of Cancer Genetics from University of California, San Francisco, California, USA. Dr. Haitao Yang is also a Member of America Association for the Advancement of Science from 2014, Standing committee member, Section of Biomedical technological
applications, Chinese Association for Genetics from 2015, Member of Chinese Association for Birth Defect study from 2016 and Member of Asian Pacific Association for Human Genetics from 2017.
Clinic Medicine, Molecular Virology, Medical Genetics, Neurobiology, Cancer Genetics.
Dr. Giselle Penton-Rol (Italian and Cuban citizen), medical doctor graduated from Havana’s Higher Institute of Medical Sciences in 1989. She began her work at the CIGB initially dedicated to the cloning and expression of recombinant proteins, development of monoclonal antibodies and standardization of immunochemical techniques (1989-1994). In 1994, she received her first degree specialist diploma in Clinical Biochemistry and a fellowship at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, Italy, with Prof. Alberto Mantovani related to the interleukin 1 system and its relation to the chemokines system. She has numerous publications in high-impact journals that were included in her degree as Specialist in Pharmacology/Ph.D. Pharmacological Sciences (1999/2002). From 2003 to 2015, she has worked on the standardization of immunoenzymatic tests and validation of protocols following the guidelines of FDA and EMA in the Division of Clinical Trials of CIGB reaching, in 2004, the title of Second Degree Specialist in Clinical Biochemistry. In 2001, she started working in the molecular characterization of Multiple Sclerosis and Optic Neuromyelitis and in the development of neuroprotective drugs and therapeutic combinations for MS (2003) and stroke (2006), leading both projects and generating two patents where she is the main author. In 2009, in collaboration with the institute Humanitas, Milan, Italy, began to lead the development of a molecule targeting TIR8, one of the receptors of IL-1 for the treatment of inflammation linked to Cancer. In 2013, she reaches the category of Senior Researcher and in 2014 of Full Professor. She has more than fifty publications in impact journals and has received two awards from the Cuban Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Public Health. She has been invited as speaker or chairperson in national and international congresses. She is Honorary Member of scientific societies of Immunology and Pharmacology. She is currently Head of the Cell Biology Projects of CIGB.
Dr. Giselle Penton-Rol’s areas of research interest are Neuroprotection, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Neuroimmunomodulation, Neurosciences.
TutorASAP High Performance International Study Centre, Spain
Dr. Kedar Bahadur Thapa received Distinguished International Graduate Scholarship (DIGS) from Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan in Sep. 2013 to pursue his PhD in Chemistry. He successfully completed PhD in Jan. 2017. After his graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan for few months and then served as a postdoc in the Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University, China for two years. Currently, he is working as a senior research chemist in PacTite Materials Science, China. His area of research interests are in the field of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Biochemistry. He has published almost a dozen of research articles in Coordin. Chem. Rev., Nanoscale, CrystEngComm, Polymers, Catalysts, Polyhedron, Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology and Chinese Patent. He is also affiliated to few science journals as an editor. He has altogether 15 years of diversified professional research, teaching and industrial experience in the field of chemistry.
Dr. Asaad Mohammed Ahmed completed his PhD in hematology and immunohematology, Sudan University of Science and Technology, June 2015; M.Sc. in hematology and immunohematology, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Oct. 2010; Qualifying Year: Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences university of Khartoum, July 2007; B.Sc. in hematology and immunohematology with grade (Very good), Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Science and Technology, May 2005. He is an International Specialist in Hematology (SH - ASCPI), The American Society for Clinical Pathology, Board of Certification,33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603, June 2019; Licensed clinical laboratory specialist, Sudanese Medical Council, Sudan, 2009; Licensed hematology specialist of Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, 2011; MOH Clinical scientist (Ministry of health – UAE), 2017; MOE equivalency (BSc, MSc and PhD), 2017. He is an experienced Assistant professor in Department of Medical Laboratory Science at College of Health Sciences, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE since February 2017.
Medical lab science (hematology, blood bank and coagulation).
Prof. Dr. Diaa Youssef is affiliated with Department of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia & Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal university, Ismailia 41522, Egypt.
Natural products chemistry, biomolecules, structure determination, antitumor and antibiotics of marine origin, microbial natural products, drug discovery, biotechnology, symbiosis in marine organisms, marine toxins, macromolecules of marine origin, chitin.
Department of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Akram Elentably is an Associate Professor of Maritime Transport Economics, Head of Ports & Maritime Transport Department, Faculty of Maritime Studies, King Abdul-Aziz University
Advisor to the World Ports Union IAPH. He is a Member of the Greek Research Institute – Athens; Member, World Federation of Logistics (USA); Member of the European Maritime Conference (Warsaw); King Abdul-Aziz City of Technology Award for the construction of floating fuel stations on the west coast of the King; Lifetime Achievement in Economics of Maritime -2017- India.
Dr. Mohammad Tariq Salman with MD Pharmacology is having 14 years of research and teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. MBBS and MD from JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University; Senior Resident at JN Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, involved in teaching and training of medical dental and pharmacy students. He is an Assistant Professor, subsequently promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Era’s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow. As an active member of the Medical Education Unit, Era’s Lucknow Medical College organized workshops for in-house training of faculty and postgraduate students; Member, Animal House Committee & Institutional Animal Ethics Committee; Co-coordinator of undergraduate teaching program for para-clinical subjects & PG Coordinator, Department of Pharmacology; Associate Professor of Pharmacology at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia where he taught and coordinated Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics courses.
He has more than 35 publications in national and international journals and presented research papers in several conferences; Co-author of ‘A Guide to the Alternatives to Animal Experimentation’ which is presently in its third edition and prescribed in pharmacology curriculum for MBBS students. Also authored a book entitled Antimicrobial Activity of Nigella sativa Against Resistant Bacteria and chapters in books. Received grant for a research project studying the effect of statins on hs-CRP and supervised several students in short term research projects. Delivered talks in several workshops related to medical education, biomedical research ethics, and research publication. Experience in guiding Ph.D. and several MD students and is also on the board of reviewers of several international journals of repute.
Herbal drugs, Rational Use of Medicines, Pharmacovigilance, Antimicrobial resistance, Medical Education and Diabetes Mellitus.
Dr. M Othman has completed his PhD from University of Liverpool. He is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in University of Al-Baha medical college. Working as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Madinah Maternity and Children Hospital and Prince Meshari Bin Saud General Hospital in Baljurashi. He has published three books and more than 57 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editor, editorial board member and referee of more than 132 medical publications and databases.
General Obstetrics, General Gynecology, Operative Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preterm labor, Pain management in labor.
Faculty of Medicine, Al-Baha Univeristy, Saudi Arabia
Prof. Loutfy H. Madkour, he received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Cairo, Minia and Tanta Universities of the AR Egypt, respectively in Physical Chemistry. Prof. Madkour is appointed as the prestigious Editorial Board member of several international journals. He has conducted a series of studies in the field of Chemistry, nanoscience, nanotechnology and nano medicine. His earlier research accomplishments include Biosynthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles (MNPs)s and toxicology studies for Pharmacological applications in medicine and therapy. He has published 150 peer-reviewed original research articles, 15 review articles, and 6 books in the area of Advanced Structured Materials. He is serving in different positions in Egypt, Kuwait, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia.
He is a member for many interested international societies, including American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), European Desalination Society (EDS), Egyptian Chemical Society (ECS), Egyptian Corrosion Bulletin Society and American Chemical Society (ACS).
Chemistry, nanoscience, nanotechnology and nano medicine.
Dr. Dhuha Youssef Wazqar received the Master and PhD degrees from the University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Canada, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. She received also her oncology nursing and chemotherapy administration diploma from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2002. In October 2015, she became an Assistant Professor of oncology nursing and cancer care at the Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has given several invited/plenary talks at international and national conferences. Dr. Dhuha teaches many courses on medical surgical, evidence-based practice, advanced physical assessment, and research methodology.
Dr. Dhuha Youssef Wazqar’s research interests cover several areas in oncology nursing and palliative care including family caregivers’ issues, effects of chemotherapy on cognitive function, and cancer pain management.
Department of Oncology Nursing and Palliative Care
King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Prathap Suganthirababu is a Neurological Physiotherapy graduate from Annamalai University, India and has completed his Doctorate in Physiotherapy (PhD) from Saveetha University, India. He has 30 indexed publications to his credit and has received significant contribution to Physiotherapy profession award from Indian Association of Physiotherapists and Significant Achievement award for being the youngest scholar to be awarded PhD in the profession by Indian Physiotherapists Welfare Association.
Dr. Prathap Suganthirababu’s areas of research interest is in vitro and vivo including Electrotherapy, Nerve Conduction studies, Neuro science, Diabetic neuropathy and Medical education.
Dr. Hani Atwa is graduated from the Suez Canal University Faculty of Medicine in Egypt. After graduation he joined the Medical Education Department at the same University and obtained the Master and PhD degrees in Medical Education and continued in promotion to the position of an Associate Professor of Medical Education. Now he is working, in addition to working at his home university in Egypt, as an Associate Professor and Head of Medical Education Unit at Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Atwa has also obtained a postgraduate degree in General Pediatrics and is classified by the Egyptian Medical Syndicate as a consultant of General Pediatrics.
Dr. Atwa published a number of research articles in the fields of curriculum development, student assessment, evidence-based medicine, professionalism… etc. in prestigious scientific journals, in addition to several oral and poster presentations in international conferences on Health Professions Education.
Dr. Atwa is working in distance learning and is currently a planner and instructor of educational units on “Student Assessment” in both the Joint Master of Health Professions Education (JMHPE) (run jointly by Suez Canal University in Egypt and Maastricht University in The Netherlands) and the Diploma of Health Professions Education (DHPE) at Suez Canal University.
Medical Education, Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Pediatrics.
Dr. Ricardo Andrés Henríquez Flores is a Physical therapist, Magister in Human Physiology and PhD student in Sports Sciences. With experience in teaching in higher education, cardiometabolic rehabilitation and clinical research. Author of scientific articles and exhibitor in congresses and symposia of specialty.
Teaching in Health, Exercise Sciences, Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Pathologies, Cardiorespiratory and metabolic pathophysiology.
Dr. Jie Peng is currently working as a Senior Doctor, Chief of Thoracic Oncology at the Second Affiliated Hospital of GuiZhou Medical University from 2018. From 2015-2018: Clinical fellow in the Department of Radiology, with work and study in the Nanfang Hospital of Nanfang Medical University; From 2012-2015: As a Junior Doctor in the Department of Oncology, with work in the Second Affiliated Hospital of GuiZhou Medical University.
Dr. Imran Rashid Rangraze hails from the beautiful valley of Kashmir, India. He graduated from GMC Srinagar and earned his doctorate from SKIMS, Srinagar. He qualified the internationally approved three-part RCP examination and became a member of Royal College of Physicians UK (MRCP UK). Based on his experience, clinical acumen, research and teaching capabilities, he was awarded prestigious Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians (FRCP London) and direct Fellowship of American College of Physicians (FACP). In addition, he holds a membership of British Geriatric society (BGS) and European Society of Geriatric medicine (EuGSM).
Dr. Imran worked as a Consultant Internal medicine/ Assistant Professor in the King Khalid University/ Aseer Central Hospital which is the renowned multidisciplinary institution and tertiary care referral hospital in the southern Saudi Arabia. He earned a great deal of respect among his peers and students during this tenure.
Presently Dr. Imran holds post of Associate Professor/ Consultant Internal medicine at RAK Medical and Health Science University/ RAK Hospital. He is involved in many research projects and has many national and international research articles under his name.
Dr. Imran’s main research interests are Neurology, Respiratory and Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. Aamer Ragheb Abdel Aziz is an Associate Professor of Parasitology at Sohag University, Egypt. He is experienced as a Demonstrator of Parasitology, Parasitology Department, Faculty of Medicine at Assiut University, Egypt since December 2005; Demonstrator of Parasitology, Parasitology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Sadat city branch, Menoufia University, Egypt since February 2009; Assistant lecturer of Parasitology, Parasitology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Sadat city branch, Menoufia University, Egypt since May 2011. He is having several publications in International journals.
Dr. Marco Stizzo is Graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University " L. Vanvitelli (old Second University of Naples); vote 110/110 cum laude; dissertation: "Sexual dysfunction and quality of life in male with Multiple Sclerosis". Subscripted to the roll of the order of Physicians and Surgeons of the province of Naples. He is a Member of Urology department I policlinico of Naples, UniCampania University L. Vanvitelli. He is also a Clinical Fellow at UZgent Urology department, University Hospital Gent, Belgium.
Uro-Oncology, Endo Urology, Functional Urology, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Stone Disease, BPH, Infertility.
Dr. Pezhman Alavinejad is an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He graduated as general physician (MD) from Tehran University in 1998. He worked as GP up to September 2001 and in 2001, accepted as internal medicine resident in Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical sciences, and graduated as internist in 2005. He worked as internist for 4 years and in 2009 accepted for GI and hepatology fellowship. He started his GI fellowship in September 2009 in Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical sciences and finished his course in September 2011. He is an AGA member since 2013 and in 2015, he was selected for WEO Emerging Stars program which scheduled in 3 modules.
Dr. Pezhman Alavinejad’s current position is Associate Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran. He participates in education of medical students, internal medicine residents and GI fellows and is also President of Celiac Society in Khuzestan province of Iran. Right now with more than 60 medical publications, he is interested and is an expertise in the fields of advanced upper & lower Endoscopy, EMR & ESD, Balloon Enteroscopy, ERCP and Hepatology.
Dr. Jonathan Soldera is a Professor of Clinical Gastroenterology at Universidade de Caxias do Sul, board-certified specialist in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Digestive Endoscopy in Brazil, Master's in Medicine: Hepatology and currently working in a Doctorate in Pathology.
Dr. Iman Muhammed Higazy is a postdoctoral academic researcher in the National Research Center, specialized in the field of pharmaceutical nanobiotechnological applications in drug delivery. In year 2017, was awarded from the National Research Center for the best PhD in Pharmaceutical sciences of the year. Participated in more than 10 national and international pharmaceutical projects since 2007, one of which was funded by the WHO and another funded by the EU. Shared knowledge and research experience with undergraduate pharmacy students through training sessions and with junior researchers through mentoring and cooperation through minor research projects. Participated in several national and international conferences through posters and oral presentations, as the FIP in 2005, the Brama workshop in Tunisia organized by EFSA in 2012, and the lately the “4th TYAN thematic workshop and First African symposium on Big Data and its application in Health Sciences” in Nigeria June 2019. Highly concerned with national and international societal reform; internationally through participating as a member of the “International Scientific Committee” of the 1st and 2nd International Conference on Education Reform, Management and Applied Social Science”, China, 2018 and 2019, Annual participation in the International Economic Forum in Egypt since 2016, and taking part as a cultural and political young Egyptian ambassador in Egypt-USA international exchange program “East-West Art of Dialogue”, through a fully funded fellowship awarded by Gabr Foundation, Washington. Nationally; a volunteer human rights activist in Upper Egypt, managing civil projects for educating the underprivileged children in labor through co-founding and strategically managing “Al-Khan” NGO for societal development through culture and creative education. Moreover; offering training workshops for youth about creative and analytical skills elaboration. Multi-lingual; having Arabic as mother tongue, English as first language, French, German and Italian as other spoken and written foreign languages. This opened the gates for starting “science diplomacy” career building, primarily through being part of “Women in Science without Borders” initiative, being accepted as a member in OWSD “Organization of Women in Science in Developing countries” and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS), and enrolment in Master degree in Public administration and global health policy, in addition to being awarded a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Edinburgh Business School in Scotland.
Pharmaceutical nanobiotechnological applications in drug delivery.
Strategic Center to Kingdom Vision Realization, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Jian Hao is a Deputy Chief Surgeon, Shenzhen Pingle Orthopedics Hospital. 2014.9-2017.7: Doctor of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics, Tianjin Medical University. Dissertation: Ferroptosis in Spinal Cord Injury and Its Inhibition; 2005.9-2008.7: Master’s Degree, Department of Orthopaedics Suzhou University School of Medicine; Thesis: Biomechanical study of lumber spine with rigid and dynamic stabilization device using finite element method; 1995.9-1999.7: Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Wuhan; University of Science and Technology. Also has several publications in international journals.
Mechanisms of ferroptosis in secondary spinal cord injury; Total hip arthroplasty, Total knee arthroplasty and arthroscopic technique.
Dr. Bing-Huei Chen, food scientist, received his Ph.D. degree in Food Science & Technology, Texas A & M University, USA in 1988. His postgraduate career includes working at Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan as Associate Professor from 1988–1994, Professor from 1994–2000, Distinguished Chair Professor from 2004–present, Chair of Department of Nutrition and Food Science from 1994-2000, Director of Graduate Institute of Medicine from 2006–2009, and Dean of College of Human Ecology from 2012–2015. He specializes in Lipid Chemistry, Pigment Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Food Toxicology, Functional Food Development and Biological Activity Determination as well as Nanotechnology. Until now he has published 182 research articles in internationally renowned journals and authored 11 book chapters in edited books published by International Publishers. He has received numerous awards including the prestigious outstanding research award by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He was honored with Distinguished Professor by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China in 2015. Most importantly, Prof.Chen has developed a nano-product “Lycopene Chylomicron”, which has completed a phase III clinical trial in both Taiwan and USA in 2017 and demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of patients with prostatauxe syndrome. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of 2 journals “Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition and Agriculture” and “International Journal of Current Toxins Research” and Associate Editor of 2 journals “Journal of Food & Drug Analysis” and “Asian Science Bulletin”. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of 96 journals.
Dr. Kyoung-Ho Pyo has been involved with immune-oncology and infectious disease for over 10 years. He first served in 2015 as a research assistant professor in Yonsei University, where is one of top research focusing academy in Korea. His up-to-date technology were connected to the local and global10 patents. He has been published over 30 papers in SCI/SCIE journal. He won 9 awards about excellent research, poster, and presentation at national and international conferences. Preclinical model development of immune-oncology drugs is one of best skill of Dr Pyo. Transgenic mouse model, humanized mouse model (human immune system engrafted) related articles were published at JTO and Lung Cancer journals. He has insight of immune responses in animal models to understanding immune related drugs. Recently he is focused on the development of immune-oncology drugs with local and global pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis, MSD, Lilly and J&J. He was selected as Korea's leading innovation leader in 2020 by a local media, ‘NEWMAKER’.
Dr. Valerio Di Nicola M.D, PhD, FRCS, was born in Rome (Italy) and graduated in Medicine in 1989. From 1989 until 1999 he worked at the Sapienza University-Policlinico Umberto I-Rome first as Specialty Trainee (ST) during his General Surgery Specialization and then, during his PhD in Microsurgery, he worked as Researcher and Academic. Specifically, he was engaged to research on Connective Tissue Regeneration activating residential MSCs through jellified
nucleotides Pdrn, HSPs (Heat Shock Proteins) and Growth Factors (GFs).
In the next years, he improved his skills in Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive surgical procedures (Fellowship of ACOI- Italian Surgeons Association-). Afterwards, he increased his knowledge in Colorectal surgery with a Fellowship in “Minimally Invasive and Open Surgery in Colorectal Cancer”. Later he achieved a Master in Coloproctology at the Sapienza University- Policlinico Umberto I-Rome.
From 2006 to January 2010 he was Leader Consultant of the General Surgery Department at San Marco Hospital in Latina, Italy. From February 2010 he was Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery at the Israelite Hospital of Rome. From November 2010 to June 2013 he worked as Consultant in General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery at the Aurelia Hospital- Rome (DEA I). On May 2013, he was appointed Scientific Director of the Interbion
Foundation for Basic Biomedical Research. Montedato, CH-6595 Riazzino, Switzerland (www.interbion.ch). From July 2013 to October 2017 he worked at Noble’s Hospital- Isle of Man (UK), in the General Surgery Department, as Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery. A core member of the Colorectal and Upper-GI MDTs. Since June 2015 he was the leader of the Surgical Educational programme, managing the Surgical Teaching meetings and the Mortality & Morbidity meetings.
On December 2015 he was appointed at Noble’s Hospital, Leader of the Paediatric Surgery. On July 2017 he was appointed Consultant in General, Emergency and Lower GI Surgery at West Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Worthing Hospital; BN112DH (UK).
On the February 2018 he has got the clinical Leadership of the Day Surgery at West Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Southlands Hospital; BN43 6TQ (UK). On December 2018 he was recognised privileges to work privately at BMI Goring Hall Hospital, Worthing BN12 5AT (UK).
Dr. Valerio Di Nicola's clinical research interest is in Regenerative Surgery, Tissue regeneration, Tissue engineering, Minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Department of General, Emergency and Lower GI Surgery
West Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Dr. Marwa El-Zeftawy has done her Ph.D. of Biochemistry (2015), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt; M. V. Sc. of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry (2010), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt; B.Sc of Veterinary Medical Science (2005), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt.
Affiliations: Lecturer of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, New Valley University, New Valley, Egypt (1-September 2018 till Now); Lecturer of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University, New Valley branch, New Valley, Egypt (1-September 2016 till 1-September 2018); Ph.D. Student, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt (13-February, 2011 till 27-October, 2015).
Dr. Marwa El-Zeftawy is a Scholarship Student, Comparative Pathobiology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (20-April, 2015 till 10-July, 2015); M. V. Sc. Student, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt (8-October, 2006 till 25-September, 2009); Veterinarian, Directorate of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt (13-October, 2009, till 31-August, 2016); Medical representative, Alexandria, Egypt (1-July, 2005, till 10-October, 2009).
Dr. Marwa El-Zeftawy is also experienced as an Advisor of the Social Committee and Trips (October 2019, till now); Peer reviewer of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology Journal (October 2019); Peer reviewer of The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research (June 2019); Participate in the student activities of faculty of Veterinary Medicine, New Valley University, (2018/2019); Member in The Egyptian Association For Cancer Research, (2015, till 2018); Member of organization team of faculty of Veterinary Medicine graduation day, Assiut University, New Valley branch (2016/2017); Member of organization team, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University, New Valley branch, in supervising the Scientific Journey of 5th Year Students to Alexandria (2016/2017); Monitor in the Intel Bibliotheca Alexandria Science and Engineering Fair, (16-18 March, 2014); Member in Prevention Department, General Directorate of Prevention, Directorate of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria, (7-February, 2016, till 31- August, 2016); Member in Poultry Lab, Poultry Diseases Department, Directorate of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria, (10-August, 2015, till 7-February, 2016); Member in Leather and Animal Waste Department, Directorate of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria, (11-July, 2010, till 9-August, 2015); Member of organization team of Auditing on Casing Establishments, Veterinary Medicine Directorate, Alexandria governorate (11-July, 2010, till 9-August, 2015); Member of Examiner's Comittee in the Intel Bibliotheca Alexandria Science and Engineering Fair, (From 2014 till 2015).
Dr. Marwa El-Zeftawy’s area of interest is biochemistry, molecular biology, drug design and metabolic disorders as diabetes mellitus and neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Mário Campos Junior is having a degree in Biological Sciences and a Master's Degree in Biology (Nuclear Biosciences) from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He studied the gene MECP2 and its relationship with Intellectual Disability and received PhD from the same University with a period at the University of Leeds (UK). Dr. Mário Campos Junior is currently a researcher at the Laboratory of Human Genetics at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) in Brazil with experience in mutation screening, molecular diagnosis, copy number variation screening and evaluation of the clinical impact of mutations. Their research focus on complex human diseases that can also be caused by single mutations and behave in a monogenic pattern.
Monogenic Diabetes and all the genes that may cause the disease; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and its possible genetic causes and Monogenic Obesity.
Dr. Karim Montasser is a Lecturer of Clinical & Chemical Pathology at Faculty of Medicine, Helwan University and has completed MD degree. Deputy director of Badr hospital-Helwan university hospitals; Head of Infection control unit and committee at Helwan university hospital; Board member of Helwan university hospitals committee; Instructor of TQM Diploma, Open Education, Ain Shams University.
Prof. Francesco Leonetti was born on December 20th 1969 and graduated summa cum laude in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies in April 1995. In 1999 he received his Ph.D degree. In 1999 he won a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Berkeley, where he joined Prof. Jonathan Ellman’s group. In 2001 he became researcher at the faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Bari, where he re-joined the Prof. Angelo Carotti’s group. Since 2005 Prof. Francesco Leonetti is appointed professor of “Drug analysis II” (now “Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Analysis II”) at the faculty of Pharmacy and from 2009 is also appointed professor of “Preparation and Analysis of Bioactive Molecules” at the faculty of Biotechnological Sciences of the University of Bari. In 2017 be became associate professor at the department of “Farmacia-Scienze del Farmaco” of the University of Bari and in 2018 he became director of the same department. Currently prof. Leonetti is appointed professor of Medicinal Chemistry. He has been (co)author of 62 publications on peer reviewed journals and he attended, often as invited speaker, numerous national and international conferences. He participated to several national and international funded research projects. (h index = 26).
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies.
Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Abu-Dief Mohammed, Associate professor of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry at Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Taibah University, El- Madinah, Saudi Arabia and Post doctor, Faculty of Chemistry, Oviedo University, Spain, 2015. He published more than 70 articles in international journals, 8 books and participates in more than 100 workshops and international conferences with h-index 26. Moreover, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Abu-Dief works as a reviewer in 125 international journals and member of editorial board in 43 journals.
Material Science, Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis.
Dr. Kidist Yeneneh is affiliated to Addis Ababa University, Department of Dermatology and Venereology. She is a 3rd year resident in Dermatovenereology specialty in Addis Ababa University. Dr. Kidist Yeneneh completed her Under graduation: Doctor of Medicine, Gondar University, Secondary School: Deber Markos, Preparatory School: Ethiopian students leaving certificate, Elementary School: Abema Elementary School in Deber Markos. As a part of her Academic Positions, she worked as a lecturer in Gondar university Hospital from 2015-2016. She also participated in Conferences at Annual Ethiopian Dermatovenereology Society Meeting with Professional Memberships at Ethiopian Dermatology and Venereology Society. Dr. Kidist Yeneneh is also a registered member of International Society of Dermatology.
Dr. Águeda M. Tejera obtained her PhD in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her PhD research focused on antitumoral strategies development, such as telomerase inhibition. Related to this topic, she carried out a short-term internship at the National Cancer Institute (National Institutes of Health), USA. Then, she joined the laboratory of the prestigious researcher María Blasco in 2003, at the Spanish National Cancer research Center (CNIO). Her research projects focus on the generation and analysis of novel mouse models aimed at a better understanding of telomere function in vivo, and their relationship with cancer and aging, as well as new gene therapy strategies. Since September 2016 she is Associate Professor at the University Francisco de Vitoria. Moreover, she is starting her own lab and she is the Scientific Area Representative at the “Instituto de Investigaciones Biosanitarias-UFV”, and also the Academic Secretary of the “International Doctoral School-UFV”. Furthermore, she holds a Master degree in Medical Science Liaison. She has published 26 peer reviewed articles, including 17 Q1 papers, and many of them in high impact factor journals. Her current H-index is 22.
Dr. Abdul Hamid M. Ragab earned his Highest Degree: Doctorate- University of Essex, UK
Academic Title Professor, Major field: Computer Science. Specialization: E-Systems & E-Health Systems. Scientific Profile: Academic Staff Member in Several Universities for 40 Years; Consultants in the E-Systems field for 25 years, until know; Chairman of Computer Science and Engineering Several years; Scientific Referee for scientific Journals and Conferences in computing and applications; Main Supervisor for hundreds of Ph.D., MSc, and Diploma Thesis & Degrees; Rewarded several medallions and Certificates for his innovated published work. He also has several Highly Sited Articles in ISI Journals.
Research highlights Related E-Health: Data Mining and Big Data analytics in e-Health applications; E-Systems applications, design, and implementation of information systems, expert systems; Networking multilevel security, data, and system security and e-Health; Applications of virtual reality and multimedia in E-Learning, and e-Health; Adaptive E-Learning systems and applications and e-Health; Developing e-government systems in the Arabic Organizations, such as University; Admission, E-Commerce, software for DSS development and Smar Hospitals in Smart Cities; A Medical Multimedia Expert System for Heart Diseases Diagnoses and Training; Artificial Intelligent Applications in Knowledge based systems for Infection Control Disease.
Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology
King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Prof. Alexandra Kalogeraki did Graduation in Athens in 1982, Doctorate in 1989, Medical license in 1983. Work experience: In Medical School of Athens and Heraklion, Crete, In University Hospital of Heraklion, Cytopathology Department, Specialisation in Cytopathology, Molecular Cytology. Political involvement in medical fields: (as Chairwomen or on the Board), Greek Medical Women’s Association, Vice-President of MWIA in Southern Europe.
Professor Nicholas Forsyth, a graduate of Glasgow University at BSc (Hons) and PhD level, joined Keele as a Lecturer in Stem Cell Biology in 2006. This followed on from postdoctoral appointments at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre at Dallas, Texas, USA and the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh. Since his appointment he has progressively risen from Senior Lecturer (2009) to Reader (2012) and to Professor (2016). His research is focussed on improved understanding of stem cell biology and mechanisms of action in regenerative medicine applications and is based at the Guy Hilton Research Centre. From a research leadership position Nick previously sat as the Director of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences multidisciplinary and internationally leading Research Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine. Nick was appointed as Faculty Research Dean in 2019.
Dr. Soner Cander is an Associate professor, Specialist on Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Teaching staff of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Department of Uludag University Medical School, Nilufer/Bursa Turkey.
University: Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, 1988-94; Residency in Internal Medicine: Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, 1995-2001; Fellowship in Endocrinology: Uludag University Medical School, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Bursa, 2008-2011.
He worked as a Medical Practitioner, Amasya, Turkey, 1994-1995; Resident in Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, 1995-2001; Fellowship in Endocrinology; Uludag University Medical School, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Bursa, Turkey, 2008-2011; Clinical Physician, Bursa Yüksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey, 2011-15; Associate professor, clinical and educational chief in the department of endocrinology and metabolism, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey, 2015-16; Faculty Member, Uludag University Medical School 2016-currently
He holds several scientific memberships: The Society of Turkish Endocrinology and Metabolism, The European Society of Endocrinology, The Emergency Medicine Physicians Association of Turkey, The Turkish Medical Association, Bursa Association of Health Research & Strategy, The Europian Research Journal (Managing Editor).
Dr. Lina Salah Eldin Abbas Eltaib is a Dedicated, resourceful, and innovative educator and researcher, offering many years of well-honed teaching and research experience across the domain of pharmaceutics, quality assurance systems, and drug delivery and dosage form designing. Motivated and talented professional driven to inspire students to pursue academic and personal excellence. Strives to create a challenging and engaging learning environment in which students become life-long scholars and learners. Committed to cultivating student leadership. Possesses language proficiency in Arabic and English.
Meticulous and exceptionally well-versed education and research professional. Seeking to apply collective professional experience, principally in the field of pharmaceutics, quality assurance systems, and drug delivery and dosage form designing, to most effectively meet education and research objectives.
Prof/ Ph.D. Boshra A. Arnout a Professor of Counseling and psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education, King Khalid University, and Psychology Department, Faculty of Arts, Zagazig University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, a member of the American Psychological Counseling Association, a member of the Advisory Board of many counseling centers, and a member of many international journals. She has published several books in psychology such as Counseling and Psychotherapy Programs, Spiritual Intelligence and Homeostasis, the secret of extremism, applied of positive psychology in counseling psychology and psychotherapy, encyclopedia of counseling and psychotherapy, a global- vocational counseling and psychotherapy, psychological measurement, stress of life, children's mental disorders, readings in modern psychology, spiritual intelligence and psychological counseling etc. She also published more than 50 psychological scales, as well as she has published about 55 scientific paper studies in different fields of psychology. She also supervised and discussed a number of thesis for the master's and doctoral degrees. She has more than 23 years' experience in studying in universities, such as Zagazig University in Egypt, Umm Al Qura University and King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Rahima Ziane have earned Master’s degree in Molecular Oncology from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-neuve (UCL, Belgium) under the supervision of Professor Y-J Schneider. Her project focused mainly on understanding the biological mechanisms underlying multidrug resistance in human colorectal carcinoma cell lines. To this end, she analyzed the resistance of membrane associated proteins and levels of MDR gene expression in response to either dauxorubin or donaurubicin treatment. She then persued a PhD in Cardiology at Laval University in the laboratories of Professors M Chahine and G-Levesque in Quebec, Canada. Their major goal was to understand the molecular basis of cardiovascular diseases in order to ultimately develop therapeutic approaches. Her PhD work led to the identification of new binding partners of the cardiac sodium channels and the characterization of their potential role in regulating the function and the spatial organization of these channels. Dr. Rahima Ziane also had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Zhao (Laval University) to decipher the importance of sodium channels in sensory neurons as promising targets for treating pain disorders. As for Postdoctoral training, she joined the laboratory of Dr. M Radman-livaja in Institute of Molecular Genetics of Montpellier-IGMM in France, where she gained an indepth experience in using new tailored ChIP-seq technologies (i.e. ChiP-NchAP) in order to investigate how chromatin is replicated to ensure faithful transmission of both genetic and epigenetic information during the cell cycle in budding yeast. This allowed them to better understand changes occurring to the DNA both in inheritance and in various diseases such as cancer.
Department of Management of Science and Technology Development
Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam
Dr. Itthipon Jeerapan is an affiliated lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. He received his B. S. in Chemistry (First Class Honor) from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand in 2013, and his M. S. and Ph. D. in NanoEngineering from University of California San Diego, the USA in 2016 and 2019. He received a Silver Medal in the National Chemistry Olympiad from the Promotion of Academic Olympiad and Development of Science Education Foundation in 2008. In 2013, he was awarded a research grant to study abroad on his chemistry senior project at Biosensors and Bioelectronics Center, Linköping University, Sweden. In 2014, the Foundation of Prof. Dr. Tab Nilanithi granted him the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award in the field of science and chemistry. In 2009, he has been awarded a fully-funded scholarship from the Royal Thai Government to study chemistry, science, and technology from bachelor to doctoral degrees. His background experiences range from analytical chemistry, electrochemical sensors, spectrophotometric sensors, chemically modified field-effect transistors, electrocatalysts, porous materials, advanced materials for sensors and energy applications. His current research focuses on bioelectronics, wearable electrochemical sensors, and advanced materials for energy (such as biofuel cells and supercapacitors), environmental, medical, and electrochemical applications in various platforms, such as miniaturized, wearable, ingestible, and implantable devices. He is recognized as an invited reviewer for international journals, such as Sensors, Biosensors, Energies, Electronics, Applied Sciences,etc. He is also a member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). He has authored 1 book chapter and more than 20 papers with 13 first-authorship publications (citations over 1,000, H-Index = 12).
Electrochemistry; Biofuel Cells; Biosensors and Bioelectronics; Chemical Sensors; Analytical Chemistry; Energy (Electrochemical Biofuel Cells and Supercapacitors); Biomedical Devices; Wearable Devices; Stretchable Devices; Enzymatic Bioelectronics; Nanoengineering; Advanced Materials; Screen Printing.
Dr. Abdulrahman Alamri has received his B.S. in Pharmaceutical science from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia in 2001. Then, he completed specialty in Clinical Pharmacy Practice (SSC-PhP) in 2009. He completed his Pharm D. degree from University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA in 2015 and Pharmacy Practice residency from CHI-Baylor-Saint Luke’s Medical Center, USA in 2016. Dr. Alamri employed as a clinical pharmacist specialist and pharmacy anticoagulation clinic In-charge in Surgery has joined College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice at King Saud Ebn Abdulaziz for Health Science University. Dr. AlAmri is a member of Saudi Society for Pharmacy and Saudi Society of Clinical Pharmacy.
Dr. Abdulrahman Alamri’s researches are focused on Anticoagulation, Nutrition, Antibiotics.
Dr. Sherin M. Elfeky currently works as a Lecturer of Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry at the Department of Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry- Faculty of Pharmacy-Mansoura University, Egypt. She has been a faculty member since 2004.
Dr. Sherin M. Elfeky completed her Ph.D. at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sherin M. Elfeky also has a number of publications.
Dr. Sherin M. Elfeky’s research interests lie in the area of Organic, Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design in general. Classical and green synthetic approaches of heterocyclic ring systems of biological significance as well as molecular modeling approaches in particular.
Dr. Efe Dogukan Dincel received his bachelor and master degrees from Faculty of Pharmacy, Marmara University and then took his PhD education from Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. He is currently working in Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry as an academician and conducting multiple projects about design and development of novel antiviral and anticancer agents. He is the author or coauthor of multiple international publications.
He is interested in molecular design, synthesis, structural elucidation and in silico analysis of novel anticancer and antiviral compounds.
Dr. Enas Mahrous Abdelaziz is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatric mental health nursing, having experiences in academic field in faculty of nursing, Cairo University - Egypt and Jouf University - Saudi Arabia. Also, Dr. Enas Mahrous Abdelaziz is having an experience as a researcher in publishing papers in many journals. Dr. Enas Mahrous Abdelaziz has good experiences in teaching students of different levels (baccalaureate degree – post graduate).
Psychiatric disorders along all life span (child - adolescent - adult - women - old age) liaison psychiatry, addiction, counseling, developing different educational programs - work related stressors; Psychology : Education, motivation, teaching, and management.