Editorial Board ::: Current Bionanotechnology

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Volume 3, 2 Issues, 2017

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Seyed M. Moghimi
Durham University

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Seyed M. Moghimi
Durham University

Associate Editors:

Diana Boraschi (Biography
Diana Boraschi

Prof. Diana Boraschi is an immunologist that built her experience both in academic institutions (Italian National Council for Nuclear Energy, Italian National Research Council, National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, Mario Negri Institute in Milan, Italy, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI) and industrial settings (the vaccine company Sclavo in Siena, Italy; the pharmaceutical company Dompé in L’Aquila, Italy). She is presently Research Director at the Institute of Protein Biochemistry of the Italian National Research Council in Naples. She has served as Director of Fellowships at the Human Frontier Science Program Organization in Strasbourg, France, and as external expert evaluator for the research programmes (FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020, EDCTP) of the EU Commission, the Singapore National Medical Council, and the US National Science Foundation and many other International funding agencies. She is author of 160 peer-reviewed research articles in immunology (h-index 50), editor/author of 20 books, and inventor in eight patents, in addition to numerous monographic and divulging publications. She is particularly involved in higher education training activities and capacity building actions in Africa, in the field of poverty-related diseases and health care systems and delivery. Prof. Boraschi is currently the Associate Editor of this journal (Current Bionanotechnology, CBNT), published by Bentham Science Publishers.


National Research Council

Luke P. Lee
University of California
Berkeley, CA

Gerrit Borchard (Biography
Gerrit Borchard

Gerrit Borchard is a licensed pharmacist and obtained his PharmD and Ph.D. in pharmaceutical technology from the University of Frankfurt (Germany). Dr. Borchard is Full Professor in Biopharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), has published more than 135 scientific paper and book chapters (6769 citations, h-factor 43), and is named as inventor on 7 patents. Since 2014, he serves as President of the Swiss Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SAPhS).


University of Geneva

Liviu Movileanu (Biography
Liviu Movileanu

Liviu Movileanu has studied physics (1985-1990) and received the Ph.D. degree in biophysics from the University of Bucharest (1997). He has acquired postdoctoral positions at the University of Missouri (Kansas City, USA, 1997-1998) and the Texas A&M University Health Science Center (College Station, Tex, USA, 1999-2004). Currently, he is a Professor of Physics at Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York, NY, USA). He has published about 65 papers in international scientific journals and has delivered more than 140 invited talks worldwide. He is also affiliated to Syracuse Biomaterials Institute (SBI), SUNY Upstate Cancer Research Institute, and Institute of Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM-I2CAM). He has been awarded an Associate Member Fellowship of the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (1997) and a Research Fellowship of the TEMPUS Program of the European Community (1997). Currently, his research group is funded by the US National Institutes of Health. His expertise areas include single-molecule and membrane biophysics, chemical and synthetic biology, bionanotechnology and nanomedicine, biosensors and functional biomaterials, biological statistics, and numerical analysis of stochastic biological processes.


Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Paolo Caliceti
University of Padua

Section Editors:

Paolo Decuzzi
Italian Institute of Technology

Alan Christy Hunter
University of Manchester

Mark Reed (Biography
Mark Reed

Prof. Mark A. Reed received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University. He holds the Harold Hodgkinson Chair of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale University. He is the author of more than 200 professional publications, 6 books, and has given over 25 plenary and over 370 invited talks, and holds 25 patents. He is the Editor in Chief of the journal Nanotechnology. His awards include the Kilby Young Innovator Award, the Fujitsu ISCS Quantum Device Award, and the IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.


Yale University
New Haven, CT

(Bionanotechnology Translation and Commercialization)
Shadi Farhangrazi
Biotrends International
Denver, CO

(Nucleic Acid Nanotechnologies)
Dan Peer (Biography
Dan Peer

Dan Peer is a Professor and the Director of the Laboratory of Precision NanoMedicine at Tel Aviv University (TAU). He is the Director of a national nanomedicine initiative project. He is also the Director of Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Nanotechnology Research Fund.

Prof. Peer’s work was among the first to demonstrate systemic delivery of RNAi molecules using targeted nanocarriers to the immune system and he pioneered the use of RNA interference (RNAi) for in vivo validation of new drug targets within the immune system that has enormous implications in Cancer and inflammation.

Prof. Peer has more than 50 pending and granted patents. Some of them have been licensed to several pharmaceutical companies and one is currently under registration (as a new drug in inflammatory bowel disease). In addition, based on his work, four spin-off companies were generated Leuko Biosciences, Quiet Therapeutics, SEPL Pharma and ART Bioscience aiming to bring personalized nanomedicine into clinical practice.

Prof. Peer a Member of the Israel Young Academy of Sciences.


Tel-Aviv University

Dmitri Simberg
University of Colorado Medical Center
Boulder, CO

Editorial Board Members:

M. Blanco-Prieto (Biography
M. Blanco-Prieto

Maria J. Blanco-Prieto received her Pharmacy Degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), followed by a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Paris-Sud (France). She completed a post-doctoral training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, (Switzerland) and then joined the University of Navarra where presently she is Full Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology.

Her research lay in the field of biomaterials and advanced drug carrier systems including the design and the development of polymer and lipid based micro- and nanoscale carriers, their biological evaluation in in vitro cell cultures (toxicity, mechanism of action, intracellular drug release) and also their pharmacokinetic and dynamic impact in vivo (using relevant animal models of the diseases).

Prof. Blanco-Prieto is currently Editorial Advisory Board Member of this journal (Current Bionanotechnology, CBNT), published by Bentham Science Publishers.


University of Navarra

Y. Capan
Hacettepe University

X. Jianhong (Biography
X. Jianhong

Dr. Jianhong XU received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. at Tsinghua University in 2002 and 2007 respectively. He continued his research in Tsinghua University as a postdoctor after graduation. He finished the postdoctoral program in May 2009, and became a formal faculty of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University. He was promoted to associate professor in Dec. 2010. He had studied as a visiting scholar at Prof. David Weitz lab in Harvard University during 2012.7~2013.6. At present, his research areas are focusing on the multiphase microfluidics and functional materials synthesis. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. He got the “Excellent Young Scientists Fund” from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2013.


Tsinghua University
P. R. China

S.-W. Lee (Biography
S.-W. Lee

Associate Editor: Seung-Wuk Lee: Dr. Lee obtained Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, Dr. Lee is Professor at Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley. He is also Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Lee group uses chemical and biological approaches to create precisely defined nanomaterials, to investigate complex phenomena at their interfaces, and to develop novel, biomimetic, functional materials. Among numerous awards, Professor Lee is R&D 100 Award (2013 and 2015) and an NSF CAREER awardee. Dr. Lee’s on going research was chosen as one of 12 highlight researches chosen by the President Obama’s National Science Foundation Report for the US Congress entitled “Manufacturing Goes Viral” (2014) and chosen as one of top five Future Nanomanufacturings by Scientific American (2013).


University of California
Berkeley, CA

P. Liu (Biography
P. Liu

LIU is currently a professor at Lanzhou University (China). He received his BEng degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University (China) in 1996 and PhD degree from Lanzhou University in 2001. He was a postdoctoral researcher in Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS from 2001 to 2003 and visiting professor in Akita Prefectural University (Japan) from 2011 to 2012. His research interests mainly focus on the design of micro-/nano-structured functional polymeric materials and their applications. He has authored over 200 papers in SCI-indexed journals and 6 invited book chapters for international publishers.


Lanzhou University
P. R. China

A. Pyayt
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

D. Tomalia
NanoSynthons LLC
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Y.-K. Yap (Biography
Y.-K. Yap

Dr. Yoke Khin Yap earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Osaka University, Japan. He is a professor of physics, and the director of applied physics program at Michigan Technological University (MTU). Dr. Yap was a Monbusho scholar for his Ph.D program, a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) during his postdoctoral tenure, and a recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award. In 2015 Dr. Yap is honored as an Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow. Dr. Yap has published a series book and encyclopedia chapters in the area of nanoscale materials, organized a series of symposia in the Materials Research Society Meetings, and served as an advisory board member in conferences and journals.


Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI

G.D. Bothun
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, NY

G. Chirico (Biography
G. Chirico

Giuseppe Chirico is currently professor of Applied Physics at the Department of Physics, University of Milano Bicocca (Milano, Italy)

After a degree in Physics, he gained the doctorate in Biophysics in 1990. He has been postdoc at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, Grenoble Outstation, France), visiting Researcher at the German Cancer research center (DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany) and visiting professor at the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (LFD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

GC employs laser spectroscopy and non-linear excitation microscopy to investigate the structure and dynamics of cells and their interaction with nanoparticles. His main focus is currently the development of correlative methods for the image analysis and adaptive optics for in-vivo microscopy. He is co-author of more than 130 publications in international scientific journals.


University Milano-Biccoca

D.-W. Kim (Biography
D.-W. Kim

Dr. Kim received his PhD degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea, in 2001. Currently, Dr. Kim is a Professor of the School of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at Korea University, Korea. His research encompasses two major areas: nanostructuring of functional materials using biotemplates and their applications to energy and environmental systems. He has published more than 200 scientific publications.


Korea University
South Korea

J. Li
University of Science & Technology
P. R. China

K. Mäder (Biography
K. Mäder

Dr. Mäder obtained his PhD in Pharmacy at the Humboldt-University Berlin. After his Postdoc time at Dartmouth Medical School (NH, USA) he completed his Habilitation in Berlin. Academic (Marburg, FU Berlin) and industrial (Roche, Basle) research positions followed. Since 2003 Dr. Mäder is Full Professor of Pharmaceutics at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. He published around 170 papers, several book chapters and patents. Dr. Mäder received several awards, including the APV Research Award for Outstanding Achievements in Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Scheele-award of the German Pharmaceutical Society, the CRS-Capsugel award, the Young Investigator Award of the International EPR society, and the Phoenix Prize in Pharmaceutics.


Martin-Luther-University of Halle

A. Seifalian (Biography
A. Seifalian

Alexander M. Seifalian (AMS) is director of Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine Commercialisation at the London BioScience Innovation Centre and Professor of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine. He is Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology (FIoN) and Society of Biology (FSB), and has published over 650 peer-reviewed articles, two books and 12 international patents. AMS has a significant track record with regard to generating impact through the translation of technology from the laboratory directly to the clinic and has demonstrated that nanocomposite materials and stem cells are core to the next generation of surgical implants with highly successful outcomes in a number of pioneering projects. This led to the development of the world’s first synthetic trachea, nasal and ear reconstruction, lacrimal duct conduit, and small diameter bypass grafts for coronary artery and vascular replacement, which has entered clinical trials, all of which have been used as first-in-man.


University College London

K.Y. Wong (Biography
K.Y. Wong

Kenneth Wong, MD, PhD, FRCSEd, is a surgeon scientist at the University of Hong Kong. He received medical degree from University of Edinburgh and his Ph.D degree in immunology and post-doc training at Imperial College, University of London. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery.

He is a specialist paediatric and neonatal surgeon with main clinical interests in neonatal surgery, advanced laparoscopic/ robotic surgery, gastrointestinal and thoracic surgery. He helped set up the paediatric robotic surgery programme and also introduced single port surgery, bariatric surgery and thoracoscopic surgery in children in Hong Kong. He has been co-project leader in “Laparoscopic Workshops for Paedaitric Surgeons in China” since 2007.

The major research areas of Dr. Wong include clinical applications of nanomedicine using various animal disease models, genome-wide association of childhood congenital disease, tissue repair and regeneration. Dr. Wong has published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed SCI journals and has contributed to 14 book chapters. He is currently on the editorial board of 8 clinical and scientific journals and has given over 100 invited lectures worldwide.


University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

J. Ying
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

P. Burkhard (Biography
P. Burkhard

Dr. Peter Burkhard has obtained his PhD from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He is a professor at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA, in the field of nanobiotechnology. He is also co-Founder and CEO of Alpha-O Peptides AG, Riehen, Switzerland, a company dedicated to the development of nanoparticle vaccines. As a structural biologist he invented the so-called self-assembling protein nanoparticles (SAPN) as a platform for vaccine design.


University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

K. Howard
Aarhus University

B. Klajnert-Maculewicz
University of Lodz

J. Li (Biography
J. Li

Jinghong Li is currently a Cheung Kong Professor at the Department of Chemistry at Tsinghua University, China. He received his PhD degree from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1996. He spent several years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of California at Santa Barbara, Clemson University, and Evonyx Inc., New York. He joined the faculty of Tsinghua University in 2004. His current research interests include electroanalytical chemistry, bio-electrochemistry and sensors, nanoanlytical chemistry and single cell analysis, physical electrochemistry and interfacial electrochemistry, electrochemical materials science and nanoscopic electrochemistry. He has published over 300 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals and > 21,500 citations, giving him an h-index of 78. http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-4283-2012


Tsinghua University
P. R. China

A. P. Podhorodecki (Biography
A. P. Podhorodecki

Dr. Eng. Podhorodecki obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Physics from the Wroclaw University of Technology (WRUT), Wroclaw, Poland. Recently he is a Professor at WRUT where he is leading a group working on synthesis, functionalization, optical spectroscopy and optical imaging of inorganic nanostructures. His team is mainly working on semiconducting and lanthanides doped nanostructures for bio-medical as well optoelectronic applications. In 2012-2106 he was a member of the Council of National Centre for Research and Development in Poland. So far, ( <2016) he has published more than 90 scientific publications.


Wroclaw University of Technology

S. De Smedt (Biography
S. De Smedt

Stefaan C. De Smedt is the Director of the Ghent Research Group on Nanomedicines (Belgium). He served as a dean of his faculty and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Ghent University. He has been elected as member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine. Dr. De Smedt serves as the Editor of the Journal of Controlled Release (for Europe- the Middle East & Africa). For his research, which is at the interface between drug delivery, biophysics & material sciences, he received the CRS Young Investigator Award 2006 and the APV Research Award 2010 for Outstanding Research Achievements in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is a scientific founder of Memobead Technologies and a member of the Drug Delivery Advisory Panel of Santen.


Ghent University

A. Yaghmur
University of Copenhagen

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