Tianhong Dai Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School Boston, MA USA Biography
Biography of Tianhong Dai
Tianhong Dai is an assistant professor with the Harvard Medical School. He is considered a world leader in antimicrobial blue light therapy for infections, and a world expert in animal models of wound infections using bioluminescent microbes. He is the author and co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Dai’s research has been supported by the NIH (R01 and R21), DoD and other funding sources.
Atli Thorarensen Medicinal Chemistry Pfizer Cambridge, MA USA
Michael R. Hamblin Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA USA Biography
Biography of Michael R. Hamblin
Michael R Hamblin Ph.D. is a Principal Investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and a member of the affiliated faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology. His research interests cover photodynamic therapy, photobiomodulation, and nanomedicine. He directs a laboratory of around a dozen post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists and graduate students. He has published 344 peer-reviewed articles, over 150 conference proceedings, book chapters and International abstracts and holds 8 patents. Dr Hamblin has an h-index of 75 and his work has been cited over 20,000 times. He is Associate Editor for 11 journals, on the editorial board of a further 20 journals and serves on NIH Study Sections. He has edited 11 SPIE proceedings volumes and seven other major textbooks on PDT and photomedicine. In 2011 Dr Hamblin was honored by election as a Fellow of SPIE. He is a Visiting Professor at universities in China, South Africa and Northern Ireland.
Tommy R. Tong City of Hope National Medical Center Duarte, CA USA
Athanassios Tsakris University of Athens Athens Greece Biography
Biography of Athanassios Tsakris
Athanassios Tsakris is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology at the Medical School, University of Athens, Greece. He graduated as an MD from the Medical School of University of Athens, Greece, and completed his training in Medical Microbiology at North Middlesex Hospital and the Central Public Health Laboratory, London. He received his PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a Fellow in Medical Microbiology at the Royal College of Pathologists, London. His research interests include the development of diagnostic methods for detecting antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and infection control activities. Prof. Tsakris is an evaluator of grant applications in several international organizations and serves as editor or on the editorial boards in microbiology/infectious diseases scientific journals.
Section: Design and Discovery of Antibiotics
S. Sardari Pasteur Institute of Iran Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of S. Sardari
Prof. Soroush Sardari is a full professor of Pasteur Institute of Iran. He did Ph.D. from Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Alberta in addition to obtaining Pharm.D from TUMS. He worked as an assistant professor at the University of Cape Breton, Sydney. From his work, he has registered 4 USPTO patents and 9 national patents, published more than 100 papers, 6 books and more than 100 abstracts in national and international congresses. He has worked as the co-editor of three scientific journals from 2006 to present and as the reviewer of more than 9 journals during 1993-present. Since 1992, he has supervised more than 50 Ph.D. and M.Sc. dissertations.
Editorial Board Members
J.A.G. Agundez University of Extremadura Badajoz Spain
L. Amaral Inst. Hyg & Trop Med. Lisbon Portugal
S.K. Arora PGIMER Chandigarh India
M. Cairns The University of Newcastle Sydney NSW Australia
L.E. Da Silva Universidade Federal do Paraná Matinhos, PR Brazil
S. Das University of Warwick Coventry UK
M.V.N. De Souza Inst. de Tec. em Farma.-Far Manguinhos Rio de Janeiro Brazil
J.M.P. De la Lastra Spanish Research Council Ronda Toledo Spain
A. Di Biagio IRCCS A.O.U. San Martino - IST Genoa Italy Biography
Biography of A. Di Biagio
Antonio Di Biagio is currently holding the position of physician in the infectious diseases clinic of IRCCS San Martino-IST, Genoa – Italy. He teaches infectious diseases and public health in School of Medicine at University of Genoa
He is involved in the clinical and therapeutical management of HIV-infected patients care at the inpatient and outpatient clinic of the hospital. As part of his academic work, she has developed clinical research programmes in Europe, on the issues of HIV-chronic hepatitis B and C, as well as co-morbidities associated with the use of antiretrovirals.
He is involved in the development of HIV Guidelines with Italian Society of Infectious Diseases. He is the main authors of over 180 peer-reviewed publications on these subjects.
He is member of PENTA, CISAI, ICONA scientific committee.
D.J. Diamond City of Hope National Medical Centre Duarte, CA USA Biography
Biography of D.J. Diamond
Dr. Diamond is Chair and Professor of the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at City of Hope in Duarte, CA. With over 30 years of experience in vaccine research, his expertise is sought after by many federal agencies. Dr. Diamond has authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications, 20 patents, and conducts both Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials using CMV and cancer vaccines. His current portfolio includes Salmonella delivery of cancer vaccines to develop an oncologic therapeutic to control the progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Dr. Diamond is responsible for a multi-disciplinary department comprised of 34 faculty, physicians, postdoctoral fellows, technicians, and graduate students.
M. Doganay Erciyes University Kayseri Turkey
A. El Solh University at Buffalo Amherst, NY USA Biography
Biography of A. El Solh
Dr. El Solh is a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the Director of Research at the VA Western New York Healthcare System. He holds a MPH in Health Administration from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has published more than 250 publications between peer reviewed original papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He holds three patents on screening and diagnosis of sleep disorders.
M.E. Ferrero University of Milan Milan Italy
A. Galal University of Mississippi, Mississippi Oxford, MS USA
S. Ghafurian Ilam University of Medical Sciences Ilam Iran Biography
Biography of S. Ghafurian
Sobhan Ghafourian is an Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology at the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ilam University OF Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran. His previous experience was head of Health Technology Development Center, Ilam University of Medical sciences. He is recognised by his peers as an expertise in his field with his appointments as internal and external examiner at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and had been invited as speakers at seminars and conferences. He is actively involved in research as evident by securing several research grants, having many postgraduate students and extensive publications. His research interests are in bacteriology (particularly Persister cells, Toxin antitoxin systems and antibiotic resistant bacteria).
C. Gokbulut University of Adnan Menderes Aydin Turkey
J. Goncalves University of Lisbon Lisbon Portugal
A. Gupta University of Toronto Toronto, ON Canada Biography
Biography of A. Gupta
Dr. Aditya Gupta is a practicing dermatologist and medical director of Mediprobe Research in London, Ontario. In addition, Dr. Gupta is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada), lecturing on topics such as mycology, fungal infections and antifungal treatments. He is also a visiting professor in the Department of Dermatology at Tel Aviv University and an adjunct professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Rome “G. Marconi”. Dr. Gupta has published over 600 articles with 15 original studies in mycology in the last 3 years.
R. Jain Natl. Inst.of Pharm. Edu. & Res. Punjab India
R.K. Kanwar Deakin University Victoria Australia
S.R. Khan Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Silver Spring, MD United States Biography
Biography of S.R. Khan
Dr. Saeed Khan is currently a senior regulatory research scientist and head of the shelf life extension program of pharmaceutical drug products at FDA. He is also Adjunct Professor of Oncology and Radiology and Adjunct Director of Drug Discovery Center at Johns Hopkins Oncology at Johns Hopkins Medicine. He received his MS and Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences from M.D Anderson Cancer Houston. Dr. Khan has been involved in 60 plus publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 10 international patents on cancer drugs. He is a recipient of numerous awards such as Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute.
I. Kostova Medical University Sofia Bulgaria Biography
Biography of I. Kostova
Graduated from Mendeleev University, Moscow. PhD and DSc Theses awarded by MU-Sofia.
Editor: METAL-BASED DRUGS; ASIAN CHEM LETT; INT J DRUG DISCOV; INT J CURR CHEM;
REC PAT ANTI–CANCER DRUG DISCOV; J PHARMA & PHARM SCI.
Member of Editorial Boards: ANTI-CANCER AGENTS MED CHEM; WORLD J VIROL; IND J PURE & APPL PHYS; THE
OPEN CANCER JOURNAL; REC PAT ANTI-INF DRUG DISCOV; INFECT & DRUG RES; BRIT J MED MED RES; INT J CHEM;
INT J ENVIR SCI; DATASET PAPERS CHEM; PEERTECHZ J MED CHEM RES.
Published over 130 papers (citations>3000; IF>140; h-index: 27).
A. Koul Johnson & Johnson Pharm. Res. & Develop Beerse Belgium
V. Kumar Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences Allahabad India Biography
Biography of V. Kumar
Dr. Vikas Kumar, Assistant Professor (Pharmacognosy) at the, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shalom Institute of Health and Allied Sciences, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences (SHUATS), Allahabad, India has been working on traditional medicine in drug discovery leading to the development of therapeutic leads from natural resources. His research work is highlighted on screening, evaluation, formulation and standardization of herbal drugs with their validation to ensure quality, efficacy and safety. He has made innovative, outstanding and original contributions both in research and education in the area of natural products.
M. Kutzler Oregon State University Corvallis, OR USA
A. Kyrgidis Theagenio Cancer Hospital Thessaloniki Greece
S.H. Lee University of Myongji Yongin Korea Biography
Biography of S.H. Lee
Prof. Lee is a director in the National Leading Research Laboratory and a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Myongji University. He has more than 25 years of experience of inr reseaech fiels such as antimicrobials, multidrug resistance, and biochemistry and X-ray crystal structure of ESBLs (extended-spectrum β-lactamases) and carbapenemases as well as structure-based drug design, and stem cells (regenerative medicine). He has authored more than 100 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals, many of which were the first in the field of Infectious Diseases and Drug Resistance.
A.K. Mahapatra AIIMS, Bhubaneswar New Dehli India
A. Manzin Azienda Ospedaliera Umberto I Ancona Italy Biography
Biography of A. Manzin
Dr. Manzin received his Medical Degree in 1983. He is Specialist in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, and in Microbiology. Since 2006 he is a Full Professor of Microbiology and Virology at the Medical School at the University of Cagliari, Italy. He is currently leading a lab active in clinical microbiology and virology, study of pathogen-host interplay, use of molecular tools in diagnosis of infectious diseases, and study of the human virome and microbiome. He is the Director of Specialization School of Microbiology and Virology at the University of Cagliari. He authored nearly 100 scientific manuscripts on various aspects of basic and clinical microbiology and infectious diseases.
T. Martin-Jimenez University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN USA
M. Matsumoto Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd Otsuka Japan
D. McManus The Queensland Inst. of Med. Res Brisbane Australia
C.A. Moubareck Zayed University Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of C.A. Moubareck
Carole Ayoub Moubareck is a Pharmacist who specialized in microbiology (PhD from the Paris
Descartes University) then pursued a post-doctoral work at the Institut Pasteur of France. She
was responsible of the National Reference Center of Antibiotic Resistance in France for several
years and since 2014 she is an Associate Professor at Zayed University in Dubai. Her research
interests are in controlling infectious diseases by monitoring the emergence and spread of
resistant bacteria to antibiotics, characterizing the related resistance mechanisms and
investigating potential new therapeutic options.
S. Mukherjee Kazi Nazrul University Asansol India Biography
Biography of S. Mukherjee
Dr. Suprabhat Mukherjee is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Animal
Science & Coordinator of Biochemistry, Kazi Nazrul University, India. He did his Ph.D. from
Visva-Bharati University, India and having research experience at INSERM, Paris, France and
NEHU, India. He has co-authored more than 40 research publications and 5 book chapters till date.
For his research, he has got several awards. Dr. Mukherjee’s research interest is immunobiology
of inflammatory and infectious diseases as well as development of effective drugs.
U. Nandi CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu Kashmir India Biography
Biography of U. Nandi
Dr. Utpal Nandi is currently working as Scientist in the PK-PD,
Toxicology and Formulation Division of Indian Institute of Integrative
Medicine (CSIR), Jammu, India. His current research work is focused on
preclinical pharmacokinetics of drug/drug-like molecules &
phytotherapeutics for drug induced toxicities. He has published more
than forty research papers in various reputed journals.
F. Nicoletti University of Catania Catania Italy
P.L. Nordmann University of Fribourg Fribourg Switzerland
A. Nostro University of Messina Messina Italy
S.I. Ofoefule University of Nigeria Nsukka Nigeria Biography
Biography of S.I. Ofoefule
Prof. S.I. Ofoefule is a Professor of Pharmacy. He has nearly 23years of experience as a Pharmacy Educator and Researcher, 13 years as a Professor. Previously Prof. Ofoefule served as Dean of Faculty at university of Nigeria and university of Uyo respectively. He is currently a Head of Department and Coordinator, Drug Delivery and Nanotechnology Research Unit at The University of Nigeria, Nsukka.He has authored more than 100 research publications, two Pharmacy books and one technical report. Prof. Ofoefule is also an adjunct faculty member at University of Uyo and University Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
V. Pandey Rutgers University Rutgers, NJ USA
T. Phan University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA USA
D.A. Phoenix University of Central Lancashire Preston UK
S. Pournaras University of Thessaly Larissa Greece
M. Rahman Abhilashi College of Pharmacy, Mandi Himachal Pradesh India
J.B. Rodriguez University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina Biography
Biography of J.B. Rodriguez
Dr. Rodriguez obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (1990). Then, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (1992-1993) He was appointed Assistant Professor (1997), and then Professor (2005) both at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has published more than 70 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 5 U.S. patents. His fields of interest are the design of antiparasitic and antiviral agents as well as total synthesis of compounds of pharmacological importance.
H.A. Rothan University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
S. Rusconi University of Milan Milan Italy
Y. Singh Inst. Genomics and Integrative Biol. Delhi India
V. Soriano Hospital Carlos III Madrid Spain
C. Steininger Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin Vienna Austria
H. Tomioka Shimane University School of Medicine Izumo Japan
A. Torres Hospital Clinic de Barcelona Barcelona Spain
V. Travagli Università Degli Studi di Siena Siena Italy
J.-L. Vincent Erasme University Hospital Brussels Belgium
J.M. Weinberg Beth Israel Medical Center New York, NY USA
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S. S. Imam Glocal University Saharanpur India Biography
Biography of S. S. Imam
Dr. Syed Sarim Imam earned his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. Dr. Imam has more than 10 years of total experience in teaching and research, and is presently working as Associate Professor at Glocal School of Pharmacy, Glocal University, Saharanpur, India. His research interests include drug delivery, brain targeting, formulation optimization, and lipid based delivery systems. Dr. Imam has contributed 12 book chapters in different publishers, such as Elsevier, CRC and Springer. Furthermore, he has a list of more than 50 research/review manuscripts in journals of international repute.
Da-Y. Lu Shanghai University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Da-Y. Lu
Dr Da-Yong LU, born in July, 1962 in Shanghai. oc/professor; ed/ph D Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005, MS, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1986, BS, Shanghai Medical University (Now Fudan University affiliated) in1982; He is working as an associated professor at Shanghai University, Shanghai200444, PR China. Undergo the studies of cancer pathology, biochemistry, pharmacology and clinical therapeutics, especially on the pharmacological studies of new Chinese anticancer agent probimane and MST-16 and antimetastatic targets of fibrinogen and sialic acids and individualized cancer chemotherapy (ICC) since 1982. His interest is focused on the basic studies of cancer biology, pathology, treatment, origins of life, human suicide study, human viral infectious diseases, human metabolic diseases and other field of science disciplines. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed international journals. He was the first author of more than 100 original scientific articles in international journals and three books published by UK, US and Germany-based publication companies.
F. Tarrass Center of Hemodialysis Casablanca Morocco Biography
Biography of F. Tarrass
Dr Faissal TARRASS, Md, PhD, is a private practice nephrologist, serving patients
at the Center of Hemodialysis 2 Mars in Casablanca, Morocco.
Dr. TARRASS is internationally recognized in the Marquis Who's Who of the
World. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of many peer-reviewed medical
Journals, and his is an author of numerous articles, paper presentations and book
chapters. His research interests are focused on environmental nephrology and
sustainable issues in healthcare.
Dr. Tarrass had received numerous awards and recognition for his work. He had
received in 2019 the award of the outstanding clinician by the venus international
medical foundation. For more information on Dr TARRASS biography please visit
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Executive Guest Editor
R. Anwer Imam University Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Section: Human Brucellosýs: Update Of Epýdemýologýcal, Clýnýcal Dýagnostýc, Therepeutýcal Features And Preventýon
Mehmet Doganay Erciyes University Kayseri Turkey
Section: Photosensitizers as an Alternative to Antibiotics
Marina Nisnevitch Ariel University Center of Samaria Samaria Israel
Section: Advances In Antimicrobial Drug Discovery: Is The Glass Half Full