M. Akhlaghi Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of M. Akhlaghi
Dr. Mehdi Akhlaghi is an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry and a member of the Research Center for Nuclear Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He started his research works in the field of radiochemistry since 2004 for developing new molecules to be radiolabeled for diagnosis of some disorders including cancers and disease using nuclear imaging techniques (SPECT and PET). He recently focused on the synthesis of some theranostics anticancer agents as well as their targeted delivery and tracking to tumor tissue assisted by nanotechnology. Dr. Akhlaghi has published over 60 articles in the field of organic chemistry and radiochemistry.
H. Bayrak Karadeniz Technical University Trabzon Turkey Biography
Biography of H. Bayrak
Assoc. Prof. Hacer Bayrak received her Doctorate from Karadeniz Technical University (KTÜ) in Organic Chemistry in 2010. She is an academic member at Karadeniz Technical University. Her areas of expertise include Organic Chemistry, Heterocyclic, and Medicinal Chemistry, Diels-Alder Addition Reactions, Pericyclic Chemistry, and Azole Chemistry. Besides, she has published 30 papers in well-reputed journals whereas she has presented more than 50 papers in national or international congresses.
Y. Chen The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin Hong Kong Biography
Biography of Y. Chen
Dr. Yangchao Chen obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2003 from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Dr. Chen is currently Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong. His research interests involve the following: (a) Identification of novel diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets for digestive cancers; (b) Identification and characterization of long and short non-coding RNAs with critic roles in cancer; (c) Identification of cancer-associated genes using large-scale genetic perturbation screen; (d) Functional roles of EZH2 in cancer; and (e) Development of novel therapeutics for cancer. Dr. Chen, as an author/co-author, has published more than 75 articles in various journals, having a considerable number of total citations, i.e. over 3,300.
S. Jianhong Hebei University Baoding China Biography
Biography of S. Jianhong
Shi Jianhong is currently an Associate Professor of Hebei University, Baoding, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2012 from The Key Laboratory of Neurobiology and Vascular Biology, Hebei Medical University, China. His main research interests are Tumor and angiogenesis & Cancer development. He has published his work both in National and International journals. Moreover, he has awarded Hebei Province Science and Technology Progress Award, The third Prize in 2019.
Dongli Li is an Associate Researcher in School of Biotechnology and Health Sciences, Wuyi University, China. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2008 in the field of Marine Pharmacology from Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Her main research interest are the separation, purification, structural identification of natural products, screening and mechanisms of antitumor and anti-inflammatory activities, as well as the development of health food, functional cosmetics or public health products from natural resources.
W. Lu East China Normal University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of W. Lu
Weiqiang Lu obtained his Bachelor’s degree (Pharmaceutical engineering) and Ph.D. (Medicinal Chemistry) from East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. Currently, he is an associate professor of cancer chemical biology in the School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai. His research interests mainly focus on targeting metabolism for cancer therapy: 1) Targeting metabolic pathways and enzymes in cells; 2) Targeting metabolite-GPCR interaction in tumor microenvironment.
W. Luo Southern University of Science and Technology Guangdong China Biography
Biography of W. Luo
Dr. Luo got medical training and Ph.D. program in Southern Medical University, and had been to University of California/Berkeley Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of Miami as visiting scholar. Our team investigates the molecular mechanisms mediating invasion and metastasis of tumors including head neck cancer-nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). In the past years, we demonstrated first that neoplastic spindle cells in NPC might have features of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stem cells (CSCs). We identified the EMT-related genes by gene expression profiles and explored the related molecules and mechanisms of regulating EMT and CSCs in NPC. For the first time, we demonstrated that ALDH1, a functional marker for identifying cancer stem cells in human NPC. We have published in 36 papers including SCI papers and have been cited in Science, Nature Rew Genetics, etc over 1200 times.
L. Ming Ocean University of China Shandong China Biography
Biography of L. Ming
Dr. Ming Liu obtained BS in Pharmacy from Ocean University of China in 2003 and further he has been awarded a degree of MD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the same institution in 2008. He served as a Research Associate from 2008 to 2013 in Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and he also worked in School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ocean University of China from 2013 to 2018. He is now serving the same institution as a professor. His research areas are Anticancer Activity and the Mechanisms of Marine-Derived Compounds. He is very competent and experienced researcher and he has contributed his valuable publications in different scientific journals.
S.S. Radulovic Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia
National Cancer Research Center
E. Shankar Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH USA Biography
Biography of E. Shankar
Cancer biologist with 9+ years experience in academic research aspiring to transition into R&D in biotech/pharmaceutical industry. Strong background in signal transduction, chemoprevention, chemo-resistance, inflammation. Extensive experience working with small molecules, ligands, and natural compounds as chemotherapeutic agents in prostate, kidney, bladder, breast and ovarian cancers. Well trained in cellular and molecular biology, in vitro mammalian cell culture, animal models, transcriptional and translational techniques.Previous work experience is in quality assurance in medical device/bulk drug industries
M.S. Sinicropi University of Calabria Cosenza Italy Biography
Biography of M.S. Sinicropi
Maria Stefania Sinicropi is Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences (University of Calabria). The main focus of the research activity concerns: new synthetic methods for the preparation of compounds of pharmaceutics interest, the study of new small molecules as anticancer drugs. All these activities have resulted in the publication of 90 original papers in international journals indexed by Scopus, 2 books, 4 book chapters, 3 international patents and a lot of invited lectures and seminars.
J. Xu Shantou University Medical College Shantou China Biography
Biography of J. Xu
Professor Xu received his PhD degree from Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (2009). He was a visiting professor at Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, USA (2015-2016). Currently, he
leads the Systems Biology Lab at Department of Bioinformatics, Shantou University Medical
His research has been focused onto topics in cancer genomics or systems biology. He investigates
novel non-coding RNAs and RNA binding protein with both computational analysis and
molecular and cellular methods in cancers.
Professor Xu is a member of Chinese society for cell biology, Chinese society for bioinformatics,
American association for cancer research. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific
papers in international journals. Professor Xu's researches are supported by National Natural
Science Foundation of China, Top-tier University Development Scheme, Department of
Education, Guangdong Government and the Li KaShing Foundation. He is an academic editor for
PLOS ONE and reviewer for over 30 International peer reviewed journals
X. Xu Shanghai Jiaotong University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of X. Xu
Dr. Xing Xu is currently as an Assistant Professor at Shanghai Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. He received his Ph.D degree in 2014 in the field of Drug discovery on diabetes from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His research interests are Drug discovery on Osteoclastogenesis related bone diseases; Breast cancer bone metastasis, osteoporosis Pharmacology.
J. Zhang Northwest University Xi’an China Biography
Biography of J. Zhang
Zhang received his master’s degree (2013) in Organic Chemistry and doctoral degree (2016) in Analytical Chemistry from Lanzhou University. After postdoctoral research in Prof. Kanyi Pu's group at Nanyang Technological University (2016-2017), he worked at Northwest University as an associate professor. His research focuses on the development of activatable molecular probes for tumor imaging and therapy.