F. Cruz-Sosa Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa (UAM-Iztapalapa) Mexico City Mexico Biography
Biography of F. Cruz-Sosa
Dr. Francisco Cruz Sosa obtained a degree in chemistry from the Faculty of Chemistry of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1979, an MSc from UNAM in 1984 and a PhD from the UNAM in 1988. He joined the Biotechnology Department of the Metropolitan Autonomous University-Iztapalapa (UAM- Iztapalapa, Mexico City) in 1984, where he is currently Full Professor, belongs to the National System of Researchers (SNI, CONACYT-Mexico) and the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC-Mexico). Since joining Biotechnology Department, he was appointed professor of general and organic chemistry courses and from October 1989 to August 2008. He was head of the Natural Products Area of Biotechnology Department. Dr. Sosa research focuses on the production of secondary metabolites as bioactive compounds of interest from plants and plant organs in cell cultures and plant tissues.
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Bin Wu Zhejiang University Hangzhou China Biography
Biography of Bin Wu
Prof. Bin Wu obtained his Ph.D. in the field of organic chemistry in 2007 at the Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University and pursued research at the Pharmaceutical College in the field of Medicinal Chemistry as a Post-doc research fellow. In 2015, he was promoted as full professor at the Ocean College of Zhejiang University and is engaged in various fields related to the discovery of new marine natural products, evaluation of microbial diversity of unique marine habitats to the development of new ways of culture and molecular methods to access cryptic natural product biosynthetic pathways, development of new approaches to purify and characterize polysaccharides, characterization of toxins to the research of metallomics.