Radhey S Gupta
Dr. R. S. Gupta is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. After postdoctoral training in St. Louis (USA) and Toronto, he joined McMaster University and became a full Professor in 1986. Since 1995, his main research interests are in using genome sequences to understand the evolutionary relationships among microbes and characterize different groups of microorganisms in molecular terms. His group has pioneered the discovery of conserved indels in protein sequences, which are specific for different groups of organisms, as novel tools for genetic, biochemical and evolutionary studies and for microbial identification and classification. Prof. Gupta has >350 peer-reviewed articles with >18000 citations (h score of citations- 72).
Dr Tarek Mohamed Kamal Mohamed Metawie, Professor of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. Egyptian, date of birth 6/3/1955. Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1984; M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1979; B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, 1976. Professional experience: Instructor; 1976, Lecturer Assistant; 1980, Lecturer, 1984; Assistant Professor, 1989; Professor,1994; Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo:- 2008-2014.
Dr. Olivier Loget, DVM ERT, CapEval Pharma CEO, has more than 26 years of experience in pharma industry. He worked in toxicology departments since 1988 at Sanofi-Synthelabo (Paris area), Hazleton/Ricerca (Lyon), CIT (Evreux), Roche (Basel), Addex Pharma (Geneva), OriBase Pharma (Montpellier) and CapEval Pharma (Geneva area). He is a Eurotox Registered Toxicologist with great expertise in drug development from clinical candidate selection through to entry into human. He joined Addex Pharma (Geneva) in 2006 as Head of Non-Clinical Drug Safety to participate in the IPO and to create, develop and lead this department until 2010, when he created CapEval Pharma and became CSO of OriBase Pharma. As OriBase Pharma CSO (anticancer drug development), he brought a great expertise in oncology drug development from candidate selection to clinical trials. At Roche he was Head of Animal Experimentation and Toxicology Project Leader. He was involved in several projects and Due Diligence opportunities.
He founded in 2010 CapEval Pharma, which he leads. He obtained his degree and doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nantes (1990). He is author or co-author of more than 20 publications. He is co-founder of the European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians and board director of the International Society of Ocular Toxicology. He is a lecturer teaching preclinical R&D, toxicology in drug development and ocular examination in several Research Institutes (INSERM, INRA), Universities and Veterinary Schools.
Agricultural Research System
Mr. Muhammad Usman, Former Director General of Agricultural Research System, Govt. of Pakistan who retired from service after a spotless career of about 35 years (1974-2009) with senior level experience work on the research and development of integrated agricultural industries like livestock and dairy development, aquaculture and fishery, apiculture and poultry,on a sustainable way. Basically, Mr. Usman is an Agricultural scientist, specialized himself on the improvement and advance breeding methodology of food and feed legumes from (ICARDA) from March-June 1990 at Aleppo-Syria, release several varieties and has more than 60 publications.
Dipak Ramji is Professor of Cardiovascular Science at the School of Biosciences in Cardiff University. He received his BSc (Hons) degree (Biochemistry) and his PhD (Molecular Biology) from the University of Leeds. This was followed by post-doctoral research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg) and the Istituto di Ricerche di Biologia Molecolare P. Angeletti (Rome) with fellowships from the Royal Society and the EU. He joined Cardiff University in 1992 and completed 25 years of service in August 2017. His research is focused on understanding how the immune and inflammatory responses regulate cellular processes in heart disease with the goal of attaining deeper mechanistic insight and identifying preventative/therapeutic agents. His research has been funded by several organisations and received continuous funding from the British Heart Foundation since 1997. He has published over 150 research articles (h index 34 and i10 index 68 with over 5700 citations). He is an Editorial Board member of 16 international journals; regular organising committee member, speaker and track/session chair at international conferences on heart disease; involved in grant evaluation for over 20 organisations; and supervised over 25 PhD students. In addition to research, he is involved in teaching and administration, including Postgraduate Tutor for the Biomedicine division at the School of Biosciences and external examiner for Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Reading and Kingâ€™s College London.
Khaled Qassem Shawakfeh
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Khaled Qassem Shawakfeh currently he is a Professor and Chairman of Chemistry Department /Faculty of Art & science, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan. He was Vice Dean/Faculty of Art & science, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan. He has done PhD in Organic Chemistry from Temple University- Philadelphia, PA, USA in 1998. He has done M.Sc in Chemistry from Yarmouk University- Irbid, Jordan in 1990.
Ramin M Hakami
George Mason University
Dr. Hakami obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in the laboratory of the Nobel Laureate Professor Har Gobind Khorana at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and was subsequently awarded a NRSA fellowship from NIH to complete postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is currently an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at GMU. The main focus of research in Dr. Hakamiâ€™s laboratory is to understand the fundamental mechanisms by which vesicular trafficking within the host regulates innate immune responses during infection with pathogenic agents. In particular, a major focus is the molecular mechanisms by which exosomes, a subtype of extracellular vesicles (EVs), regulate innate immunity. The broad goal of these studies is identifying new strategies for development of highly effective host-based countermeasures.
K M Yacob
Marma Health Centre
K M Yacob is a practicing physician in the field of healthcare in the state of Kerala in India for the last 30 years and very much interested in basic research. His interest is spread across the fever, inflammation and back pain. He is a writer. He already printed and published nine books in these subjects. He wrote hundreds of articles in various magazines. After scientific studies he have developed 8000 affirmative cross checking questions. It can explain all queries related with fever.
Nagwa Abo El Maali
Dr. Nagwa studied Chemistry at Assiut University, Egypt. She received her PhD degree in 1990 when joining the research group of Prof. Patriarche at the Institute of pharmacy, Universite libre de Bruxelle, Belgium. In 2000 she got postdoctoral fellowship in Prof Joesef Wang Biochemistry Laboratory, New Mexico State University, USA, She was visitor Prof. 2016, 2017, 2018 in many Labs in France. In 2000 she obtained the position of Professor at Assiut University and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science, Assiut University for Postgraduates and Research Affairs (2012-2018). She published more than 65 research articles in SCI journals. She's specialized in Analytical, Bioanalytical, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analyses.
Regina El Dib
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology, Estadual Paulista University, Brazil
Dr. Regina El Dib is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology, Estadual Paulista University, Brazil. Dr. El Dibâ€™s graduate training is in Evidence-Based Medicine and her work focuses on clinical epidemiology methods. She has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles, primarily involving systematic reviews of interventional, prognostic and diagnostic accuracy studies, as well as research on evidence synthesis methods. She has extensive experience with Cochrane reviews, including having managed Cochrane Brazilâ€™s Project Health in Your Language that has translated over 250 review abstracts to Portuguese. She is also an adjunct researcher with the McMaster Institute of Urology in Canada, collaborating on a number of primary and secondary studies in kidney cancer.
Assistant Professor,University of Karachi, Pakistan.
Humaira Zafar has completed her Ph.D in the field of Bioorganic Chemistry in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary from HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi. She has been trained under the supervision of Prof Bernd Meyer in his prestigious lab at University of Hamburg, Germany. Her area of research includes identifications of inhibitors against therapeutically important enzymes (such as fucosyltransferases, aromatase, xanthine oxidase and many others) using biophysical (STD-NMR), biochemical (in-vitro inhibition assay), and in-silico studies. After coming back to ICCBS, she has started her research work focusing on the utilization of physical methods for studying ligand protein interactions to find out lead molecules against various enzymes. She has 7 publications in peer reviewed journals with total impact factor of 16.19. She is serving as an assistant Professor at PCMD since 2018 and is supervising 5 M.Phil Students in the relevant fields.
Assistant Professor,University of Karachi, Pakistan.
Sumaira Javaid has 11 research publications in international journals with impact factor of over 35. She has submitted three US international patents applications. Her area of research includes identification of compounds which possess the potential of inhibiting enzymes over expressed in various pathological conditions. In addition to this she also worked on identification of antioxidants via in vitro methods. She has completed her doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary H.I., S.I., T.I.in the field of Bio-organic Chemistry from HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, ICCBS, and University of Karachi, Pakistan. During her doctoral studies, she was sent to France for 6 months training under split-Ph.D program sponsored by HEC and French embassy to work on identification of androgenâ€™s mechanism of action in CNS Myelin repair; this work is published in PNAS (Impact Factor = 9). After completing the Ph. D studies, she was sent to France (Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology, Toulouse) for conducting her post doctoral studies in the field of structural biology by using NMR spectroscopy. During her post doctoral studies she worked with Prof. Dr. Alain Milonwho is renowned scientist in the field of NMR. She has joined the institute as Assistant Professor in September, 2019. She has now started her research work focusing on the utilization of physical methods (NMR spectroscopy) for studying ligand protein interactions.
Research Officer,University of Karachi, Pakistan.
Muniza Shaikh has completed her Ph.D. in 2019 from Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary. Currently, she is working as Research Officer at PCMD and authored 4 international publications. She has investigated the inhibitors of protein glycation through in vitro Biochemical assyas. She has got training in the field of structural biology using NMR at University of Hamburg, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Bernd Meyer. Where her focus was studying the protein-ligand interactions of therapeutically important enzymes using in silico designing of inhibitors, molecular docking, MD simulation studies and STD-NMR techniques. She has been trained on the NMR Spectroscopic evaluation of kinetic parameters of therapeutically important enzymes via progress curve analysis, and estimation of binding epitope and affinity of ligands by saturation transfer difference (STD) NMR spectroscopy.
Yazawa is a co-founder of Imtakt Corp (Japan) and Imtakt USA, with an intense passion to develop and manufacture the world's most unique HPLC columns for the global market. Some recent examples are the worldâ€™s first non-labeled amino acid separation column "Intrada Amino Acid" for LC-MS, and ODS+AX+CX multi-mode columns "Scherzo C18 Family". It is his lifeâ€™s work to bring truly unique and valuable tools to analytical chemists around the world.
Christine Fray Aiken
University of Technology Jamaica
Christine Fray-Aiken is a Registered Nutritionist and Biochemist. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Technology, Jamaica. She has a PhD in Nutrition from the University of the West Indies. She is a founding member of the Jamaica Association of Professionals in Nutrition and Dietetics (JAPINAD) and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
Yau Huei Wei
Changhua Christian Hospital
Dr. Wei obtained PhD in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Albany and started his career in 1981 at National Yang-Ming University, Taipei. He has been actively involved in mitochondrial biology and medicine. In past two decades, he studied the crosstalk between mitochondria and the nucleus and metabolic reprogramming elicited by mtDNA mutation in the pathophysiology of mitochondrial diseases. Dr. Wei recently demonstrated that the biogenesis and function of mitochondria and antioxidant enzymes are upregulated in stem cell differentiation but downregulated in the formation of iPSCs from skin fibroblasts and dysregulated in iPSCs of mitochondrial disease patients.
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Dr. Alexander Birbrair obtained a Postdoc from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA in the Field of Study: Stem cell biology. Currently, he is working as Professor in the Department of Pathology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. He has published 33 publications.
Md Zakir Hassan
Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute
Bangladesh Dr. Md Zakir Hassan has completed his DVM and MS form Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh in 2011 and 2013 respectively. He has joined as Scientist in Animal Health Research Division, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI), Savar, Dhaka-1341 Bangladesh in 2014. He also a member of One Health, WPSA and American Society of Microbiology. Now he is engaged in research on molecular parasitology and biotechnology. He has published more than 15 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of reputed journal.
Government Medical College
Prof. Dr. Anil Batta is presently professor and senior consultant in Baba Farid University of Health Sciences/ GGS Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab, India. He did his M.B.B.S. and M.D. in Medical Biochemistry from Govt. Medical College, Patiala in 1984 and 1991, respectively. His research interest is mainly in clinical application especially cancer and drug de-addiction. He has supervised more than 15 M.D., M.Sc. and Doctorate researches and published more than 30 international research papers. He is the chief editor of America's Journal of Biochemistry. He is also working as advisor to the editorial board of International Journal of Biological and Medical Research. Recently, he has been deputed advisor to Pakistan Medical Journal of Biochemistry. He has been attached as technical advisor to various national and international conferences in Biochemistry. He has been attached as hi-tech endocrinal, genetics and automated labs of GGS Medical College, Faridkot. He has chaired various sessions in the Biochemistry meets
Ph.D.Student ShuningZhong is studying at College of Food Science and Engineering, Jilin university. Her research interests include food biotechnology, enzyme engineering and Molecular docking.Upto now she has published more than 10 papers in reputed journals.
Mahesh M Satwekar
IMSR Medical College
Mahesh M Satwekar started his career as BIOCHEMIST in the year 1985 after completing his M.SC. Biochemistry studies. Subsequently he completed special training in Radio Immuno Assay and its clinical applications at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in April 1989. Then he joined as lecturer and Consultant Biochemist in tertiary referral centre with all the modern state of art infrastructure. Meantime he was awarded Ph.D. Biochemistry in 1995. In 1997 He started Prarthana Laboratory, a Diagnostic Laboratory with all the specialized Diagnostic work up till 2017. Continuing with the same Laboratory Medicine work He joined as Asst. Prof. in Institute of medical sciences and research, vita road, Mayani in Nov. 2014 and subsequently promoted to Asso. Prof. in Nov. 2015. Presently He is attached as consultant Biochemist at Kiran Micropath Diagnostic Laboratory since Aug. 2017. He have five publications in National and International journals and keen in the research areas like, Disease Biology, Translational Research and fundamental Research.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Dibyajyoti Banerjee Professor in Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology Department, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. He was PG-Cum-Tutor in Biochemistry Department (2001-2003). He was Assistant Professor in Biochemistry Department (2004-2005). He was Assistant Professor & Head in Biochemistry Department (2005-2007). He was Demonstrator in Biochemistry Department (2007-2008). He is a Additional Professor in Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology Department (2008-till date).
Cancer Institute (WIA)