Jean-Marc Sabatier Department of Biochemistry Institute of NeuroPhysiopathology Marseille, Cedex France Biography
Biography of Jean-Marc Sabatier
Jean-Marc SABATIER is a Director of research at the French CNRS, with PhD and HDR degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology. He headed several academic research teams (CNRS, INSERM and University), as well as a combined academic-industry research laboratory devoted to the engineering of therapeutic peptides (ERT62, Marseilles, France). He was also a Director of Research for several French private companies as well as a Canadian public company. He acts as a Consultant for top pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. Dr. Sabatier works in the field of animal toxins. He so far contributed to several books in toxinology and virology, and more than 160 scientific articles, 180 communications, and 53 patents in both biology and chemistry.
Honorary Senior Advisors
Ferid Murad (Nobel Laureate) Stanford University Stanford, CA USA
Zhijan Cao College of Life Sciences Wuhan University Hubei China Biography
Biography of Zhijan Cao
I am a professor from College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, China. I has more
than 20 years of experience in the research of animal toxin peptides, involving in
cDNA, genome, biological and pharmacological roles (such as anti-virus, anti-tumor,
ion-channel-modulating), molecular diversity and evolution. I graduated Ph.D from
College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, China in 2004. I was also a visiting
scholar of Meharry Medical College, USA from 2014 to 2015. Notably, I has
authored more than 100 manuscripts and 12 patents. I was an Excellent Young
Scholar of China National Science Fund in 2014 and got Youth Science and
Technology Award from Chinese Society of Toxicology in 2016.
Shunbin Ning Department of Medicine Quillen College of Medicine East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN USA Biography
Biography of Shunbin Ning
Dr. Shunbin Ning is an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State
University, USA. He is interested in the interaction between chronic viral infections and the host innate
immune system in carcinogenesis, with focus on type I IFN-mediated innate immune system, DNA
damage response, autophagy, and oxidative stress. The long-term goal of these studies is to identify
molecular targets for cancer immunotherapeutic and antiviral therapeutic applications.
Ayush Dogra Biomedical instrumentation Unit CSIR-NPDF, CSIR-CSIO Chandigarh India Biography
Biography of Ayush Dogra
Dr. Ayush Dogra has worked as the Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, UIET, PANJAB UNIVERSITY. He has
also worked as a Post-Doctoral fellow in the department of CBME, IIT Ropar and currently, he is working as CSIR-NPDF at CSIR- CSIO lab at Chandigarh. After his
schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jakhu Hills, SHIMLA, he graduated in Bachelor of Engineering and Technology (ECE) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He
received his Master’s degree from Punjabi University, Patiala. He has also attained a Master’s degree in Business Management (MBA) from IGNOU, Delhi. His doctoral research focuses on devising novel and innovative, market oriented mechanisms for medical image fusion. He has published numerous papers in highly cited journals and
Section: Anti-inflammatory and Antiviral Natural Products
Andrea Mastinu Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine University of Brescia Brescia Italy Biography
Biography of Andrea Mastinu
Dr. Mastinu completed his PhD in 2014 from University of Cagliari. The main
topic of his research was the cannabinoids and energetic metabolism. Dr. Mastinu published more
than 20 publications in indexed and international journals with h-index of 15. Now, Dr. Mastinu is
the principal investigator for several projects: “Characterization new bioactive cannabimimetic
natural entities in mouse models” and “Phytocannabinoids characterization from Cannabis sativa”.
Dr. Mastinu was the winner of the Otsuka 2017 Prize for Neuropsychopharmacological Research.
Section: Coronavirus Immunity
Cord Naujokat Institute of Immunology University of Heidelberg Heidelberg Germany Biography
Biography of Cord Naujokat
Prof. Cord Naujokat earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Free University of Berlin,
Germany as well as an M.D. at the University of Heidelberg. He earned bord certifications of
Transfusion Medicine, Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, and Laboratory Medicine
at the University Hospitals Charite, Berlin, and Heidelberg, Germany. Since 2001 he worked
as a senior scientist and since 2008 as Professor of Immunology at the Institute of
Immunology, University of Heidelberg, Germany. His research is focused on molecular
mechanisms driving cancer and metastasis, and on molecular and immune mechanisms
employed by RNA viruses.
Section: Plant derivatives and coronaviruses
Dinesh K. Patel Department of Health Sciences Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences Allahabad India Biography
Biography of Dinesh K. Patel
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Patel obtained PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India. He is presently
serving as an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Health Sciences, Sam
Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences,
India. His research interests are focused on importance of Natural
products especially Plant secondary metabolite in Human health,
Diabetes and its secondary complication, Flavonoids, Antioxidant and
Phytopharmaceuticals. He is co-author of 80 papers published in
international journals and many book chapters to his credit and has good
citation index. He is reviewer for various international scientific journals
and Travel grantee of various International Conferences.
Section: Sensor for the Detection of Coronavirus
Santanu Patra Institute of Advanced Materials Ulrika Sweden Biography
Biography of Santanu Patra
Santanu Patra, PhD is working as a Group Leader at Institute of Advanced Materials, IAAM, Sweden & VBRI, India. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad. His present research work focuses on novel lab-on-a-chip sensing technology along with the fabrication of separation devices. Dr. Patra has extensive experience in material science (materials design, synthesis, and characterization), nanocomposite synthesis, nanobiotechnology, catalysis science, and biosensor/sensor.
Section: RNA virus
Ishtiaq Mohammad Qadri Department of Medical Biotechnology King Fahd Medical Research Center King Abdul Aziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of Ishtiaq Mohammad Qadri
Dr. Ishtiaq Qadri obtained his PhD degree in Biotechnology from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK. Later on, he completed several years of postdoctoral training from the University of San Francisco, CA, USA. He is an active researcher involved in the study of viral-induced pathogenesis and has served in many top academic positions in US, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He is the founding Director General of National Center of Virology and Immunology which was sponsored by HEC, Pakistan and US-State Dept. Dr. Qadri has completed 30 research grants and 170 research publications and is Editor in chief of and Editor of over a dozen International journals.
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Ali Ahmad Department of Microbiology & Immunology University of Montreal Montreal, QC Canada Biography
Biography of Ali Ahmad
Dr Ali Ahmad received his PhD in VeterinaryMedicine (Parasite Immunology) from Cornell University, USA. He has recently retired from the post of associate professor at the Department of Microbiology,Infectious Diseases & Immunology, University of Montreal (Canada). He has worked for twenty-two years as a researcher in CHU (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire)Sainte Justine Research Center (affiliated with the University of Montreal). Currently,he is an associate researcher at this Research Center. He has extensive training and experience in investigating immune responses in viral infections,cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases. He has been the receiver of research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), Crohn & Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) and Canadian Glycomics Network. He has published one hundred peer-reviewed articles in well-reputed scientific journals including Journal of Immunology, Blood, Gastroenterology, Journal of Infectious Diseases, AIDS,Journal of Leukocyte Biology and Scientific Reports, etc. He has received several scholarships, salary and travel awards in his career.
Muhammad Akram Department of Eastern Medicine Government College University Faisalabad Pakistan Biography
Biography of Muhammad Akram
Dr. Muhammad Akram is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Eastern Medicine, Directorate of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Government College University Faisalabad. His research interests are Hyperuricemia, Xanthine oxidase inhibition by some selected medicinal plants, Enzyme Inhibition, Study of traditional system medicine (Indusyunic Medicine) Phytochemistry, and poisonous plants. He has contributed more than 96 publications in well-reputed journals.
Amjad Ali Department of Industrial Biotechnology National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad Pakistan Biography
Biography of Amjad Ali
Dr. Amjad Ali working as an Assistant Professor at Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), since in 2013. He has been actively pursuing career in both academic and research. Dr. Amjad have been pursuing research in the area of Microbial Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology.
Amjad’s group has produced interesting genomic and proteomic data and findings, thus far, he has contributed more than nearly 100 Journals (Citations: 1653 and H-index 22) along with several book chapters. These International journals include Nature Neuroscience, Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Microbiology, and Physiology, Integrative Biology, BMC Genomics and, Bioinformatics and J. Bacteriology, etc. Amjad has secured several research grants (as PI and Co-PI), on a highly competitive ground. He also has supervised several PhD and Master Thesis. During the past years, Amjad Ali has been awarded the “Best Research Paper Award” for the year 2013/14 by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan (2016). Awarded “Best Researcher Award” for the year 2016/17 by ASAB, NUST. Later, awarded with “Research Productivity Award (RPA)” in Biological Sciences (2017) by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), 2018.
Leonard Amaral Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Universidade Nova de Lisboa Lisbon Portugal Biography
Biography of Leonard Amaral
Dr. Leonard Amaral is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a Distinguished Invited Scientist Fellow of the Fundacao de Ciencias e Tecnologia de Portugal. He received his PhD from the State University of New York (SUNY) in 1968. He has published over 400 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include Infectious diseases, Tuberculosis, Multi-Drug Resistance, Molecular Biology, and Drug Development. His area of current main contributions include a) Development of therapy by which the resistance of MDR/XDR Mtb is by-passed and the non-killing macrophage is transformed into a killer of MDR/XDR Mtb, and b) Therapy of MDR/XDR TB with an inexpensive drug that is beyond patent protection, has no serious toxicity and has been now shown to cure XDR TB. Besides, he has received Medal of Merit from the Universidad Nova de Lisboa in 2018.
Muhammad Amin Department of Chemistry University of Sargodha Sargodha Pakistan Biography
Biography of Muhammad Amin
Dr. Muhammad Amin Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry, University of
Sargodha, Pakistan. His research area includes Nanochemistry, Computational Chemistry, Drug
design and discovery. The goal is to design and discover pharmaceutical agents/Vaccines for
contagious viruses by studying the theoretical aspects of virus entry to host cells and drug
interaction at viral-host protein interfaces. In the context of ongoing pandemic COVID-19, I
have an honor to publish my research related to repurposing of FDA approved for SARS-COV-2
Cedric Annweiler Department of Geriatrics Angers University Hospital Angers France Biography
Biography of Cedric Annweiler
Cedric Annweiler, MD, PhD, is Full Professor in Geriatric Medicine and Biology of Aging and the
Head of the Department of Geriatrics in the University Hospital of Angers, France. He is the
Head of the Research Center on Autonomy and Longevity, Angers. Since 2017, he is also the
Director of the Medical School of the Health Faculty in Angers University.
With more than 275 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals, Dr Annweiler pioneers a
research work on the non-skeletal effects of lipophilic vitamins including vitamin D. The impact
of this research has led to new therapeutic approaches in various diseases, including several
Simone Brogi Department of Pharmacy University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of Simone Brogi
Simone Brogi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy
at University of Pisa (Italy). He leads the Computational Pharmacology
and Toxicology Unit in the research group of Prof. Vincenzo Calderone.
He graduated in 2005 in Biological Sciences from the University of
Siena (Italy), where he also received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical
Sciences in 2010. From 2011 to 2019 he directed the Molecular Modeling Unit at the Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and
Pharmacy (University of Siena) in the research group of Prof. Giuseppe
Campiani. His research activity is focused on computational approaches
in drug discovery.
Rommel Mario R. Burbano Instistute of Biological Sciences Federal University of Pará Belém Brazil
Shiu-Wan Chan Department of Biomolecular Sciences University of Manchester Manchester UK Biography
Biography of Shiu-Wan Chan
Dr. Shiu-Wan Chan, Ph.D., is currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Life Sciences, affiliated with the Microbiology research group, at The University of Manchester, UK. After obtaining her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Edinburgh, she started her post-doctorate (also in Edinburgh) on pioneering hepatitis C virus (HCV) research and has made a major breakthrough in the discovery of a new genotype of the virus, its association with false negative blood donations and in the establishment of the current phylogenetic classification of the virus. Dr. Chan, as an author/co-author, has published more than 25 articles in various journals, having a noteworthy number of total citations, i.e. over 4,665.
Branlant Christiane Department of Biology CNRS-Lorraine University Nancy France Biography
Biography of Branlant Christiane
Dr. Branlant Christiane is a Director of Research from CNRS, exceptional class (DRCE2), Emeritus. She is currently working at the CNRS-Lorraine University IMoPA Laboratory Molecular Engineering and osteoarticular Physiopathology and is also in the Medical Faculty of the Lorraine University, Vandoeuvre Les Nancy, France. She received a PhD in Molecular Biology at the CNRS Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMC) of Strasbourg under the direction of Pr J.P. Ebel in 1977. She has published 157 peer-reviewed articles in distinguished journals. Her research expertise includes RNA structure/function/evolution interaction with proteins, RNP assembly, structure and activity, Ribosome structure and biogenesis, Spliceosome structure, assembly, mechanisms of regulation, Small and large non-coding RNAs structure and function, Modified residues in RNAs, and Viral RNAs: structure, interactions with protein, translation, splicing.
Ratul K. Das TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TDNBC) Haryana India Biography
Biography of Ratul K. Das
Dr. Das completed his MSc from Tezpur Central University, India in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology followed by a PhD degree in Environmental Biotechnology from University of Quebec, Canada. Dr. Das has expertise in the fields of Nanobiotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology. He is currently working as an Associate Fellow at TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre, India and also as an Honorary Fellow of IFM, Deakin University, Australia. His research team at TDNBC is working on the development of silk protein based nanoformulations for diverse applications. Dr. Das has about 65 peer-reviewed international research publications (25 as first author), 2 patents and series of conferences to his credit. He has significantly contributed as the core member of the scientific team in preparing the national guidelines for evaluation of nano-based agri-input and food products in India.
Salvatore G. De Simone Department of Cellular and Molecular Centre for Technological Development in Health Rio de Janeiro Brazil Biography
Biography of Salvatore G. De Simone
Bachelor on Sci, MSci and DrSci in Biochemistry (Federal of Rio de Janeiro University). Visiting researcher at the Department of Medical Parasitology, NYU, USA and European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany. Was full Professor of Biochemistry at the Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, RJ, Brazil and Chief of the Biochemistry of Protein and Peptides Laboratory at Oswaldo Cruz Institute-FIOCRUZ, RJ, Brazil. Is Specialist in Sci & Technology Production and Innovation in Health of the Center for Technological Development in Healthy (FIOCRUZ-CDTS) and Researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) of Brazil.
Vinayak Kapatral Department of Microbiology & Immunology Igenbio, Inc. Chicago, IL USA Biography
Biography of Vinayak Kapatral
Dr Kapatral is a President, CEO of Igenbio, Inc Chicago. My background is in microbial-host genomics and bioinformatics to understand and discover new protein targets for drug discovery.
Eduard Karamov Institute of Virology Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology Moscow Russia Biography
Biography of Eduard Karamov
Professor Eduard Karamov is serving as the Head of Laboratory of Immunochemistry at the Gamaleya Center, Russia. Dr. Karamov graduated from the Lomonosov University of Moscow, Russia. He earned his PhD degree from the Ivanovsky Research Institute of Virology, Russia in 1974. His research is focused on HIV antivirals, microbicides, HIV vaccine, molecular epidemiology of HIV, HIV/TB coinfection, SARS-CoV-2 antivirals, virucidal agents and nanomaterials. Over the last three decades, Dr. Karamov has served as an expert of a number of international organizations.
Anil Kumar Department of Gene Regulation Laboratory National Institute of Immunology New Delhi India
Xinhai Li Insttute of Zoology Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China Biography
Biography of Xinhai Li
I am an associate professor at Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. My research interests are epidemiology, machine learning, conservation planning, wildlife survey, animal movement, and species distribution modelling. I like to develop statistical tools to explore ecological patterns and processes, and to facilitate public health policies.
Yashpal S. Malik Premier Veterinary Institute Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Bareilly India Biography
Biography of Yashpal S. Malik
Prof. Yashpal Singh Malik is serving as a Principal Scientist & ICAR-National Fellow at the premier Veterinary Institute of the country- Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar India. Dr Malik has rich experience in veterinary and animal sciences with specialization in Microbiology and Biotechnology. His major research achievements include contributions in viral disease epidemiology, virus-host interactions, microbial biodiversity, characterization and diagnosis. Currently, he is working on development of new generation immunodiagnostics using synthetic and recombinant DNA technology. Prof Malik is recipient of several prestigious National, State and Academy level awards/honors. He has authored 5 books, 17 book chapters and 185 scientific research articles overall.
Stephen David H. Malnick Department of Internal Medicine Kaplan Medical Center Rehovat Israel Biography
Biography of Stephen David H. Malnick
Prof. Stephen David Howard Malnick is the Head of the Dept. of Internal Medicine C Kaplan Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Hebrew University. He has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals. Besides, he is a member of the editorial board of the World Journal of Gastroenterology, World Journal of Hepatology, Journal of Hospital Administration, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, and Turkish Journal Gastroenterology. Also, he is a reviewer of scientific journals including Annals of Pharmacotherapy, European Journal of Internal Medicine, Lancet Cardiology, World Journal Gastroenterology, Journal Hospital Infection, Digestive Disease Sciences, BMC Gastroenterology, World Journal of Hepatology, Annals of Internal Medicine, and EMBIO.
Shyamapada Mandal Department of Zoology University of Gour Banga Malda India
Ziad Moussa Department of Chemistry United Arab Emirates University Al Ain UAE Biography
Biography of Ziad Moussa
Dr. Ziad Moussa grew up in Calgary, Canada where he undertook undergraduate and
postgraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Calgary (B.Sc. 1998, Ph.D. 2003). His
Ph.D. research was conducted under the supervision of professor Thomas George Back and
focused on the synthesis and evaluation of some novel selenium-based chiral auxiliaries and
glutathione peroxidase mimetics. Following postdoctoral research at Texas A&M University
(2003-2006) in the laboratories of Professor Daniel Romo, Dr. Ziad joined the Department of
Chemistry at Taibah University as an assistant professor. Currently, he is an associate
professor of organic chemistry at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). His main research
interests include the development of synthetic methodologies and the synthesis and
characterization of novel selenium- and sulfur-based bioactive organic and heterocyclic
compounds with anticancer, antiviral, and antimicrobial activities.
Smita I. Negi Division of Cardiology University Hospital & Clinics Lafayette, LA USA
Kamal Niaz Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Bahawalpur Pakistan Biography
Biography of Kamal Niaz
Dr. Kamal Niaz received his PhD in the field of Toxicology and Pharmacology at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran in 2017. He was an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in 2017-18 at the University of Teramo-Italy. Dr. Niaz has expertise in the domain of environmental toxicants, diabetes, endocrine disruptor and genomic disruption. Currently, Dr. Niaz has published almost 50 plus articles in prestigious national and international journals within a short period with 110+ impact factors along with 40 Book Chapters with various publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, and Bentham Science. Dr. Niaz has been working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Faculty of Bio-Sciences, Cholistan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (CUVAS), Bahawalpur, since 2018.
Ali Ramazani Department of Chemistry University of Zanjan Zanjan Iran
Giovanni Ribaudo Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine University of Brescia Brescia Italy Biography
Biography of Giovanni Ribaudo
Giovanni Ribaudo received his degree at the University of Padova in 2011 (Medicinal Chemistry
and Technology). In 2015, he graduated PhD at the University of Padova, after carrying out part
of the research activity at the State University of New York, Albany (NY, USA). Between 2017
and 2019, he collaborated with a company operating in the fields of nutraceuticals and of natural
compounds. His research interests comprehend synthetic, analytical and computational medicinal
chemistry. In 2019, he joined the University of Brescia. His scientific production includes more
than 40 peer-reviewed papers, 2 book chapters and 2 patent applications.
Syed A.A. Rizvi Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Hampton University Hampton, VA USA Biography
Biography of Syed A.A. Rizvi
Dr. Asad A.A. Rizvi pursued an MS and PhD combined degree program at the Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, GA, USA. Dr. Rizvi has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in top ranking journals, two books and four book chapters. His research interests include pharmaceutical formulations (direct compressed tablets, topical and liquid), Ionic liquid formation and co-crystallization of the pharmaceutical compounds; nano and micro-encapsulation of the drugs for targeting and controlled release, multistep synthesis of small organic molecules, pharmaceutical analysis (forensics and method development), design and synthesis of novel monomeric and polymeric surfactants for separation of chiral and achiral compounds in micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC).
Ralph Salvatore Department of Natural Sciences Southeastern University Lakeland, Florida USA
Robert A. Schwartz Medical School Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School Newark, NJ USA Biography
Biography of Robert A. Schwartz
Robert A. Schwartz, MD, MPH, DSc (Hon), FRCP Edin is in his third decade as
Professor and Head of Dermatology at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; has
served three terms on the Rutgers University Board of Trustees; and is the Chairman
of the university-wide Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee.
Professor Schwartz has previously been the Faculty President of the Rutgers New
Jersey Medical School and a Visiting Professor at the Rutgers School of Public Affairs
and Administration. Professor Schwartz is an Overseas Regional Adviser of the Royal
College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Consolato M. Sergi Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology University of Alberta Edmonton, AB Canada Biography
Biography of Consolato M. Sergi
Consolato M. Sergi is full Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton,
Canada. Dr. Sergi was born in Rome (Italy), obtained his MD degree with honors, Pediatrics residency,
and Fellowship in Pediatric Pathology at the University of Genoa, Italy, Pathology residency at the
University of Heidelberg, Germany, the title of Clinical Reader at the University of Bristol, UK,
PhD/Habilitation at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, MSc Public Health in Austria, and FRCPC
(Pathology) from the Royal College in Ottawa. Dr. Sergi’s areas of interest are congenital heart disease,
metabolic diseases, gastrointestinal/biliary diseases, carcinogenesis (bone/liver), and mitochondrial DNA‐
Seyed SeyedAlinaghi Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Seyed SeyedAlinaghi
Dr. SeyedAlinaghi attained his MD degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (1998-2006). He
was awarded in Razi and Avicenna festivals. He is currently a PhD by Research in Epidemiology and has
written 230 articles and 14 scientific, mainly focused on different aspects of HIV/AIDS. Currently, he
serves as an assistant professor at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has also served as a
Member of Editorial Board in World Journal of Virology, Journal of Therapy and Management in HIV
Infection, and Journal of HIV and STD Research.
Divakar Sharma Department of Microbiology Jiwaji University Agra India Biography
Biography of Divakar Sharma
Dr. Divakar Sharma PhD. is a Biotechnologist recognized in the field of Microbial Proteome research particularly for Tuberculosis and other microbial diseases especially in Drug resistance and Drug-induced studies. He is distinguished as one of the best researchers in the field of microbial proteomics with higher clinical relevance. Dr. Sharma has been published 50 plus research articles in journals of international repute, 14 plus book chapter and 1 book. He also serves as an editorial board member as well as a internal and external reviewer for several visible journals which have the higher impact in science.
Sudheesh K. Shukla School of Environmental Science and Engineering Shandong University Jinan China Biography
Biography of Sudheesh K. Shukla
Dr. Sudheesh K. Shukla's research area is focused on real-time analysis of biochemical markers for personalized healthcare diagnosis. In particular, he is interested in integrating functional biomaterials with micro- and nano- systems for sensing and actuation technologies His research interest align with the integration of biological molecules and other species with micro- and nanostructures of interest in the design and actuation technologies of novel (bio)sensors. Since 2010, he has carried out his research in Sweden, India, South Africa, Israel and China. Dr. Shukla is also engaged as an associate editor in several journals.
A.G. Taranto Universidade Federal de Sao Joao del-Rei Sao Joao del Rei Brazil Biography
Biography of A.G. Taranto
Dr. Alex Gutterres Taranto received his Doctorate Degree in Organic Chemistry from the Federal Fluminense University, UFF, Niteroi, Brazil. He was a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Mississippi, Ole Miss, Oxford, the United States and International Center for Science and High Technology, ICS -UNIDO, Italy. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Federal University of São João del-Rei – UFSJ. He is also the Head of the Group of Molecular Modelling at Federal University of São João del-Rei. His research focus is on the development of new drugs using Computer Aided-Drug Design (CADD) methodologies. He has experience with Gaussian, Amber, Autodock Vina, Dock6, Mopac, Discovery Studio packages and Glide. This software can perform mechanical quantum calculations, docking, comparative homology modelling, molecular dynamics simulations, virtual screening and quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR). Also, Dr. Taranto has experience in Python and Shell Scripting Programming Languages. Besides, he has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals.
Enzo Tramontano Department of Life and Environmental Sciences Biomedical Section University of Cagliari Cagliari Italy Biography
Biography of Enzo Tramontano
Dr. Enzo Tramontano graduated in Biology in 1990 at the University of Cagliari, Italy. He spent four years at the Department of Pharmacology of the Yale University School of Medicine, USA, as a Visiting Research Scientist and was then recruited at the University of Cagliari, Italy, where is currently a Full Professor of Microbiology and serves as a Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy. His main fields of interest are HIV drug development, the interplay between viruses and the innate immune system, and the human endogenous retroviruses.
Necla Tulek Department of Microbiology Atılim University Ankara Turkey Biography
Biography of Necla Tulek
Necla (Eren) TULEK is head of the Department of Microbiology at Medical School of Atılim University in
Ankara. She is a specialist on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and also has subspeciality on
Immunology. She has more than hundred scientific article at WOS about Infectious diseases, microbiology
Y. Tuluce Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Van Turkey Biography
Biography of Y. Tuluce
Dr Yasin Tuluce received his Doctorate in Biology from the Van Yuzuncu Yil University in 2005. Currently, he is a Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Van Yuzuncu Yil University. He is a Member, an Editor, an Advisory Board Member and an Associate Editor of several international journals. Besides, he has won several awards such as Project ACUMEN, Van YYU Thanks Certificate. 2015, and Taylor & Francis Group "Certificate of Recognition" "Pharmaceutical Biology" Scientific Publication Certificate 2015. Moreover, he has published several papers in well-reputed journals.
Ram S. Upadhayaya Plasma Bioscience Research Center Laxai Life Sciences Private Limited Uppsala Sweden Biography
Biography of Ram S. Upadhayaya
Dr. Ram S. Upadhayaya is a serial entrepreneur and distinguished
scientist specialized in the field of infectious diseases (HIV, Tuberculosis,
and other neglected tropical diseases). He has more than 20 years of
experience in industry and academia and holds 25 peer reviewed
publications and 12 patents to his credit. In his previous assignments, Dr.
Upadhayaya was associated with leading drug discovery companies like Lupin, Ranbaxy and Bioimics, Sweden. He briefly worked as Forskare
(Asst. Professor) at Uppsala University, Sweden. During this journey he
contributed to the discovery and development of three clinical candidates
for different disease indications. Currently, he is the CEO of Laxai Life
Sciences, Hyderabad and Co-founder & CSO of Ohm Oncology Inc.,
USA, a company focusing on oncology and neoplasms with a vision to
bring forth novel drugs for management of treatment-refractory and
difficult to treat cancers.
David J. Weber Departments of Hospital Epidemiology and Occupational Health Service The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC USA Biography
Biography of David J. Weber
Dr. David Jay Weber is a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Associate Chief Medical Officer of UNC Health Care, and a Director of regulatory services for the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute. He serves as a Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology (infection control) and as a Director of the UNC Health Care Anti - Infective Stewardship (a broad-based program that includes dedicated ID pharmacists, drug information specialists, pediatric and adult infectious disease specialists, and molecular microbiologists). He is also board-certified in internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care medicine and preventative medicine. His research career has focused on healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic stewardship, new and emerging diseases (Pfiesteria, Cryptosporidia, norovirus) and vaccine implementation. Dr Weber also chairs the North Carolina Department of Health.
Juan S. Yakisich Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Hampton University Hampton, VA USA Biography
Biography of Juan S. Yakisich
Dr. Yakisich received his MD degree from the University of Buenos
Aires, Argentina and his PhD from The Karolinska Institute in
Stockholm, Sweden. He completed postdoctoral training in Texas A&M
University. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hampton University in Virginia. His research
interest includes preclinical research in cancer biology with special focus
on plasticity, stemness and chemoresistance of cancer cells with the aim
to develop new combinational based therapy. He has published more
than 50 peer reviewed original research and review articles, 4 book
chapters and served as guest editor in leading journals.
Tarek A. Yousef Chemistry Department Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University Riyadh Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of Tarek A. Yousef
Dr. Tarek Ahmed Yousef is an Associate prof of Inorganic chemistry, Department
of Chemistry, Science College, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University,
(IMSIU), Riyadh, KSA. He is a reviewer for some of international journals. He is
Co-supervised three master students and one Ph.D student. His main research interests are in the field of inorganic synthesis of metal complexes of
pharmaceutical interest, molecular modelling and medicinal chemistry.
Leiliang Zhang Institute of Basic Medicine Shandong Firs Medical University & Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences Jinan China Biography
Biography of Leiliang Zhang
Dr. Leiliang Zhang is presently serving as a Professor and Principal Investigator at the Institute of Basic Medicine, Shandong First Medical University & Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, China. He completed his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China in 1999. He further obtained a PhD from College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China in 2004. He has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals.
Jinming Zhou Department of Chemistry Zhejiang normal university Zhejiang China Biography
Biography of Jinming Zhou
Dr Zhou got his PHD degree from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry as the major of rational drug design. He finished his Postdoc training in Mcgill university as major of rational drug design. Dr Zhou come to IMB/CAS as associate professor since 2010, and became full professor of IMB/CAS in 2017. Since 2018, he became a professor in Zhejiang normal university and the director of DDIC. His group focuses on the development of anti-viral drugs and anti-cancer drugs. He has been approved for four NCSF grants and was nominated as “Xiehe’ star”. Up to now, his group has published more than 50 papers and 10 patents.
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Muhammad A. Athar National Institute of Virology Karachi Pakistan Biography
Biography of Muhammad A. Athar
Dr Muhammad Ammar Athar graduated from Dr Qingge Li’s State Key Laboratory of Molecular Vaccinology and Molecular Diagnostics at Xiamen University, China. His research work was focused on the molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases. He developed novel real-time PCR/MMCA based assays for the detection of drug-resistant mutations in Hepatitis B virus and genotyping/quantification of the Hepatitis C virus. He was awarded the "Best International Researcher Award 2013" at Xiamen University. During his postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Cancer Biomarkers and Liquid Biopsy of Henan University China, he conducted his research on the discovery of non-invasive biomarkers for monitoring disease status and development of assays for detection of common mtDNA, based on droplet digital PCR technology. He has published his work in peer-reviewed journals. His current research interests are the development and validation of diagnostic tools to monitor emerging viral infections, especially in the Pakistani population.
Kirtikumar Badgujar SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce Mumbai India Biography
Biography of Kirtikumar Badgujar
Dr. Kirtikumar C. Badgujar is working as an Assistant Professor in, SIES College of Arts,
Science and Commerce, Sion, Mumbai, India. He has completed his M.Sc. degree from
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon in 2008; where he secured University Rank FIRST
and GOLD-MEDAL. He has completed his Ph.D. Research Studies from the Institute of
Chemical Technology (ICT: Formerly UDCT), Mumbai, India in December 2015, under the
guidance of Prof. B. M. Bhanage. He secured several Prestigious Awards during his Ph.D.
research studies such as Young Scientist Award and Best Ph.D. Research Thesis Award
etc. Till time in his research studies, he has published Twenty Eight Peer Reviewed
Research Articles (in International Reputed Journals) including High Impact Reviews and
Reference Book-Chapter. He has Five Granted and Two Filed Indian patents in his
credit. His research interest includes Enzymology, Biochemistry, Green chemistry, Enzyme-
stability, Biocatalysis, Drug chemistry, Medicinal chemistry, Biomaterials and Biomass
Asis Bala Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Kolkata India Biography
Biography of Asis Bala
Dr. Asis Bala, received PhD from Jadavpur University, Kolkata India and
Completed Post-Doc. at Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of the Free State, South Africa. His area of interest are, Pathophysiology
of Communicable and non-communicable Disease; Pharmacology; Toxicology; Free
Radical Biology and cellular Inflammation and Immunopharmacology of different
diseases. He supervised number of Masters and PhD students and acquired more
than 500 Scopus citation in 2020 (April) having Scopus h index 14.
Abdelmjid Bouazizi Department of Chemistry University Hassan II of Casablanca Casablanca Morocco Biography
Biography of Abdelmjid Bouazizi
Dr. Abdelmjid BOUAZIZI got his Degree in Chemical Physical sciences (2011) from the
Faculty of Sciences and Technologies (FST), Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech (Morocco)
and Magister. (2013) and Ph.D. (2018) in Materials Science and Environment from FST of
Mohammedia, Hassan II University of Casablanca (Morocco). He awarded the award of Hassan
II University of Casablanca for the Best Thesis 2018. He is interested in research in ceramic
membrane and membrane technologies. He has wide experiences in both Research and
Academia concerning «Nanomaterials Characterization “. Additionally, he has contributed to the
preparation and characterization of low-cost microfiltration, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membranes based on clay, pozzolan and phosphate for dyes and metal cations rejection. He has
published more than 14 articles in highly recognized scientific journals published by Elsevier
(Citations 275, h-index 10) and presented many papers in reputed national and international
conferences. He is a member in many scientific projects. Reviewer of many international
journals, as well as a member of a number of international associations, to name a few:
Moroccan Membrane and Desalination Society.
Tai-Heng Chen Department of Pediatrics and Neurology Kaohsiung Medical University Kaohsiung Taiwan Biography
Biography of Tai-Heng Chen
Dr. Tai-Heng Chen currently works at the Department of Pediatrics and Neurology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital. He has been researching Pediatrics, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Genetic Diagnosis, and Emergency Medicine. His interests of research are pediatrics, neurological infectious disease, neurocritical care, neuromuscular disorders, non-coding RNA and Therapeutic Potentials in Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.
Guangjie Cheng Department of Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL USA Biography
Biography of Guangjie Cheng
Dr. Guangjie Cheng is an Associate Professor at Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Heersink School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He is a reviewer for dozens of international journals. His research focuses on the physiological and pathological functions of NADPH oxidases and heme peroxidases, particularly, in the innate immunity and signaling pathways. Additional interests include development of new antiviral therapeutics.
M.A. Jabbar Computer Science and Engineering Department Vardhaman College of Engineering Hyderabad India Biography
Biography of M.A. Jabbar
Dr. M.A.JABBAR is a Vice chair, Professor and a Centre Head at the Computer Science and Engineering Department, Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India. He has been teaching for more than 20 years. He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from JNTUH. He has published more than 50 papers in various journals and conferences. He served as a Technical committee member for more than 50 international conferences. He has been awarded with “Quarterly Franklin Membership” from London Journals Press.
R. Kalirajan JSS College of Pharmacy Ooty India Biography
Biography of R. Kalirajan
Dr. R. Kalirajan has 20 years of teaching and research experience. Currently he is working as an Assistant professor at JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research. He has been nominated as Board Member of studies in many universities. Dr. Kalirajan has published 4 books and 58 research papers in various reputed National and International journals. He is serving as an editorial board member and as a reviewer for many peer reviewed and reputed journals.
Mohammad F. Khan Department of Chemistry and Department of Biotechnology Era University Lucknow India Biography
Biography of Mohammad F. Khan
Dr. Mohammad Faheem Khan, Assistant Professor, Era University of Lucknow India, has more
than 12 years of experience in natural product chemistry and medicinal chemistry. His research
areas include: Identification of bioactive compounds from plants, development of new
methodologies to purify the bioactive compounds as well as computer aided drug designing. He
received his PhD in chemistry from Centarl Drug Research Institute, Lucknow India under the
mentorship of Dr. Rakesh Maurya, a renowned scientist of India. Dr. Khan has published more
than 40 research articles, reviews and book chapters in reputed journals. He is a life member of
the Association of Chemistry Teachers of India and Society of Ethnopharmacology, India.
Anoop Kumar Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Research Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU) New Delhi India Biography
Biography of Anoop Kumar
Dr. Anoop Kumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Research, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research University, India. Previously, he has worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Raebareli. He has also worked in the Medical Affairs and Clinical Research Department of Sun Pharmaceutical Limited, Gurugram and Translational Health Science Institute (THSTI), Faridabad, India. Dr. Kumar has authored more than 60 research and review articles and 15 book chapters in International Journal of repute. He has also filed 2 provisional patents and 1 copyright. He is also an author of 2 books.
Mallika Lavania ICMR-National Institute of Virology Pune India Biography
Biography of Mallika Lavania
Dr. Mallika Lavania received her PhD in Life Sciences (Biotechnology) from the National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases (ICMR), Agra, India in 2009. She has supervised 10 National and International projects. Currently, she is working as a scientist in the Enteric Virus Group at the National Institute of Virology, India. She has published 55 articles in well-reputed national and international scientific journals and 3 book chapters. She has also received scholarships and awards in her career such as ICMR-Senior Research Fellowship, Best poster Award Nov, Young Scientist Award, Best Oral Presentation Award Oct etc.
Nguyen Quoc K. Le College of Medicine Taipei Medical University Taipei Taiwan Biography
Biography of Nguyen Quoc K. Le
Dr. Nguyen Quoc Khanh Le is an Assistant Professor with the Professional Master
Program in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Taipei Medical University,
Taiwan. He earned his MS and PhD degree in the Department of Computer
Science and Engineering, Graduate Program in Biomedical Informatics, Yuan
Ze University, Taiwan. After obtaining his PhD degree, he worked as a
Research Fellow at the School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore. His research interests are artificial intelligence, deep
learning, bioinformatics, computational biology, radiogenomics, and
Vagner R. Lunge Lutheran University from Brazil Canoas Brazil Biography
Biography of Vagner R. Lunge
Professor Vagner Ricardo Lunge holds a Master's in Microbiology
(1993) and a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology (2000) from the
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil. He also has
specialization in Food Microbiology (1995) at Cornell University in
USA. He currently teaches undergrad courses of Biomedicine,
Agronomy, Veterinary Medicine and a grad course of Cellular and
Molecular Biology applied to Health (MSc and PhD) at Lutheran
University of Brazil (ULBRA). He has experience in Genetics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Virology and Molecular Biology, working
on Molecular Diagnosis in the Human / Animal Health and
Mukesh Meena Department of Botany Mohanlal Sukhadia University Rajasthan India Biography
Biography of Mukesh Meena
Dr. Mukesh Meena is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Phytopathology and Microbial Biotechnology of the Department of Botany at Mohanlal
Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Rajasthan), India. Dr. Meena has more than 9 years of research and 5 years of teaching experience. Dr. Meena did his M.Sc. (Botany) and Ph.D.
(Botany) degrees from the Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. His areas of research and work expertise are in; plant-microbial interactions, fungal biology, toxic metabolites, plant-pathogen interaction, fungal biomolecules, plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), biocontrol etc. Dr. Meena has more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals of national and international repute. He is an active member of various scientific societies such as the Mycological Society of India (MSI), The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) etc. He has been awarded the best paper presentation award in the Fourth International Conference on Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Technology – ASET, Bangkok, Thailand in 2016.
Sukhes Mukherjee Department of Biochemistry All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhopal Bhopal India Biography
Biography of Sukhes Mukherjee
Dr. Sukhes Mukherjee is working as Associate Professor in Biochemistry Department of AIIMS Bhopal. He is a committed and hard-working faculty member involved in teaching and in research for the last 16 years. He has a very active academic and research career. He has published more than 42 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has also presented his work at several national and international conferences. He got the best paper award from the “Association of Clinical Biochemists of India” in 2008. He got the International travel fellowship to attend the Neurochemistry conference at Busan, South Korea in August 2009 and another AACC fellowship in 2011. He is regularly giving training on behalf of his department to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and himself getting training in the cutting-edge technologies of advancement in the field of Advanced Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular biology.
Vinay Pandit Department of Pharamceutics Laureate Institute of Pharmacy Bahni India Biography
Biography of Vinay Pandit
Dr. Vinay Pandit is a professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics, Laureate Institute of Pharmacy and Consultant, Pinnacle Pharmaceuticals, Baddi. He received his M. Pharmacy from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore. He completed his Ph.D. with an emphasis in Chronobiology of Diabetes and possible treatment from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science Dr. Pandit is a chairman of Drug Information Center of Himachal Pradesh State Pharmacy Council and consultant at Pinnacle pharmaceuticals. He has published more than 50 research papers. He is also an editorial board member and reviewer of many International and National Journals.
Rajesh Pandiyan Department of Biochemistry Karpagam University Coimbatore India Biography
Biography of Rajesh Pandiyan
Dr. Rajesh Pandiyan completed his doctoral degree under the guidance of Dr. V. Rajesh Kannan, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, India. Currently, he is working at the Department of Biochemistry, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Karpagam University, India. Dr. Pandiyan has published 35 research and review articles in peer review International Journals and also published 8 book chapters in special issues. He is serving the role of editorial chief, associated editor, reviewer and guest editor in many peer review reputed International journals. Dr. Pandiyan has expertise in the domain of biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, environmental biology and materials chemistry.
Arli A. Parikesit Department of Bioinformatics Indonesia International Institute for Life-Sciences (i3L) East Jakarta Indonesia Biography
Biography of Arli A. Parikesit
Dr. rer. nat Arli Aditya Parikesit is the head of bioinformatics department at i3L. He finished his bachelor and master both in Chemistry, University of Indonesia. In order to pursue the degree in Bioinformatics, he accepted DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) fellow to conduct doctorate research at Bioinformatics Group, Faculty of Informatics and Mathematics, University of Leipzig, Germany. His doctoral research is focused on the utilization of modern protein domain annotation techniques to the three domains of life. In addition, Dr. Arli is also an expert on immunoinformatics, in silico drug design, and in silico transcriptomics.
Javid A. Parray Department of Environmental Science University of Kashmir Budgam Jammu and Kashmir India Biography
Biography of Javid A. Parray
Dr. Parray is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, Govt. SAM Degree College, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He obtained a Ph.D. in Environmental Science with specialization in Plant Microbe Interaction from the University of Kashmir. His expertise are plant rhizosphere and to determine their metabolic potential by using plant tissue culture-based techniques like suspension culture for active metabolites, bioactivities of endemic/threatened medicinal plants of Kashmir Valley and Applied Microbiological aspects. Dr. Parray has published more than 40 research articles in reputed, referred international and national journals.
Vaishali M. Patil Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry KIET Group of Institutions Ghaziabad India Biography
Biography of Vaishali M. Patil
Dr. Vaishali M. Patil obtained her PhD degree (2014) in Pharmaceutical Sciences
from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India. Since 2017, Dr. Vaishali is
Associate Professor in the KIET Group of Institutions (Department: School of
Pharmacy) at Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, India. She has
experience in application of computer aided drug design, QSAR and related
medicinal chemistry approaches for biologically important classes of organic
compounds. In addition she has experience in handling computational software and
interpretation of analytical data (IR, NMR, MS). Dr. Vaishali is author of more than
45 papers published in indexed/peer reviewed Journals and 13 book chapters
(Elsevier, Springer, Nova, etc.) with citation index of 200. She has received funding
from various agencies to promote research activities of her lab.
Indra N. Pulidindi Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Indra N. Pulidindi
Dr. Indra Neel Pulidindi is currently working on “Carbon fiber
reinforced composites (CFRPs)” as a postdoctoral researcher in the
laboratory of Prof. Xinling Wang at Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
China. Dr. Pulidindi worked as a visiting scientist in the laboratory of
Prof. Tae Hyun Kim at Hanyang University, Republic of Korea during
2016-2017 where he gained expertise on biomass characterization and
utilization for biochemicals production. He has worked as postdoctoral
researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Aharon Gedanken at Bar-Ilan
University, Israel from 2010 to 2016, during which he gained experience
on the conversion of biomass to biofuels and biochemicals and
developed nanomaterial based sensors for biomolecules. He obtained
Ph.D., degree from IIT Madras, India, in 2010 where he produced the
doctoral thesis entitled “Development and exploitation of carbon
materials from plant sources” under the supervision of Professor T. K.
Varadarajan and Prof. B. Viswanathan. He has published 38 peer-
reviewed manuscripts, 1 patent, applied for 4 patents, authored 1 book, 5
book chapters and 1 e-book.
Sheikh A. Sehgal Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology University of Okara Okara Pakistan Biography
Biography of Sheikh A. Sehgal
Arslan Sehgal is working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics, University of Okara, Okara, Pakistan and Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Faisalabad, Pakistan. He defended his PhD in Cell Biology successfully from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing with the specialization of bioinformatics and computational drug designing. Moreover, he has authored/co-authored thirty (30) international research/review articles in peer reviewed journals and one (01) complete book as principle and corresponding author. For his contributions in the field, he was awarded with Research Productivity Award for the year of 2015, 2016 and 2017 by CUI, and CAS-TWAS president fellowship award 2015. Moreover, in 2018, he was honored with the Excellent International Student of UCAS 2018.
Chandrabose Selvaraj Department of Bioinformatics Alagappa University Karaikudi India Biography
Biography of Chandrabose Selvaraj
Dr. Chandrabose Selvaraj is currently working as a Senior Researcher in the Department of Bioinformatics, Alagappa University, India. He completed his doctoral studies from Bioinformatics (2014) from Alagappa University, India. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher in multiple international esteemed institutes that include National Center for Toxicology Research, Food and Drug Administration (USA); Central European Institute of Technology (Czech Republic), Konkuk University (Republic of Korea) and Indian Institute of Technology- Mandi (India). He has been awarded as with European OP VVV MSCA-IF call 2017, ORISE IF- 2015, BIRD Special Mention award - 2012, and Young Researcher award-2010. His expertise includes Computer simulation of biomolecules, and recognition mechanism for protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid, protein- carbohydrate, and protein-ligand interactions.
Ali Sharif Institute of Pharmacy Lahore College for Women University Lahore Pakistan Biography
Biography of Ali Sharif
Dr. Ali Sharif is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Pharmacy, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore. He received his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2016, from the Faculty of Biosciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore. He is author of more than 45 research papers and book chapters. He is the Editorial Board member of the Journal of Toxicological and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His expertise and interests mainly focus on toxicological mechanisms of chemicals and amelioration of metabolic disorders especially diabetes mellitus using plants.
Avadhesh K. Yadav Department of Physics F. A. A. Govt. P.G. College Sitapur India Biography
Biography of Avadhesh K. Yadav
Dr. Avadhesh Kumar Yadav is Assistant Professor in Department of Physics, F. A. A. Government Postgraduate College Mahmudabad Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has done his Ph.D. from University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India and post doctoral research from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi India. His research includes glass, glass ceramics, Science Communication, humidity and gas sensors. Currently, I am working on Coronavirus and COVID-19 and its impact on mental, psychological and physical health in peoples. He has published more than 3o research articles in journals of international repute. He has also published a book on Science Communication: Issues and Challenges.
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Vijay Kumar Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN USA Biography
Biography of Vijay Kumar
Dr. Vijay Kumar received a PhD degree from the Department of Microbiology, Punjab University, India. He is currently serving as a research fellow at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), USA. He has been given various national and international fellowships and awards. His areas of interest are infection, immunity, and inflammation. Dr. Kumar is also a member of various scientific societies.
Reza Rastmanesh Nutrition Society London United Kingdom Biography
Biography of Reza Rastmanesh
Reza Rastmanesh, Ph.D. worked as an assistant professor in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, clinical
nutrition and dietetics department from 2004 to 2010, where he was involved in the human studies on novel
approaches to weight loss, ranging from mixed psychological approaches to traditional and herbal medicine and
supplements. He has two theories for weight loss involving melatonin, sleep, appetite, and thermoregulation. He also
established theories in different medical situations including retinal neovascularization, ocular situations and
dermatology. For the past 14 years, he has been working at molecular, sociomedical and biomedical levels in diabetes
management and obesity control. He has a wide range of interests, including but not limited to molecular and
psychological approaches for weight loss, melatonin, time perception, memory, cognition, brain energy and
thermodynamics. He is currently an independent researcher.
Mukesh S. Sikarwar Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry AIMST University Bedong Malaysia Biography
Biography of Mukesh S. Sikarwar
Dr. Mukesh Singh Sikarwar is an Associate Professor at AIMST University, Malaysia. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the KLE University, Belgaum, India. He started his career as an Assistant Professor at K.L.E. University College of Pharmacy, Belgaum, India in 2011. Thereafter, he joined AIMST University, Malaysia, in 2013, as a full-time Assistant Professor. His research is focused on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I, II & Alternative medicine, Pharmaceutical analysis. He is also an Editorial Board Member of different journals.