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Editorial Board

Ramon Cacabelos
Editor-in-Chief
Professor
Spain
Tel. 34-981-780505
Fax: 34-981-780501
 
Biography :

Ramon Cacabelos is Professor and Chairman at the EuroEspes, Chair of Biotechnology and Genomics Camilo José Cela University Madrid Spain and President of the EuroEspes Biomedical Research Center Institute for CNS Disorders Corunna Spain. He earned his MD at Oviedo University Medical School Oviedo Spain and his PhD at Osaka University Medical School Osaka Japan where he has been working for almost a decade at the Department of Psychiatry. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers and 17 books. He has been teaching in 4 different universities in Spain and abroad for 20 years. He serves as President of the Spanish Society of Genomic Medicine and is the current Founder President of the World Association of Genomic Medicine. He served as a reviewer in more than 20 peer reviewed journals in the areas of neuroscience psychopharmacology drug development genomics and pharmacogenomics. He organized several International Conferences over the past 10 years. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The EuroEspes Journal GenT; Genomic Medicine Pharmacogenomics and Health Biotechnology. He has received several national and international Awards.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, Drug Development, Psychopharmacology, Neurogenetics, Genomics, Pharmacogenomics, Genomic Medicine.

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Zhongming Zhao

Executive Editor
Zhongming Zhao
Associate Professor
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
USA
Tel: (615)343-9158
Fax: (615)936-8545

Biography :

Dr. Zhongming Zhao is an Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research and an associate professor of the Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Psychiatry, and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His current administrative roles include Chief Bioinformatics Officer ofthe Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), Director of the VICC Bioinformatics Resource Center, Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences, and Director of the Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine Laboratory (BSML).Dr. Zhao received his Ph.D. degree in human and molecular genetics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2000. He also received three M.S. degrees: genetics (1996), biomathematics (1998), and computer science (2002). Dr. Zhao has more than 14 years of bioinformatics and systems biology research experience and has published more than 150 papers in these areas. His work has been supported by >40 funded grants. Dr. Zhao has served as Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, editorial board member, or reviewer of numerous journalsand has been on the steering, program, and award committees in numerousbioinformatics and biomedical informatics related international conferences. Additionally, he has served in numerous grant review panels to review research grants forNIH, NSF, The Wellcome Trust, and the German Research Foundation (DFG), The Ontario Research Fund,among others. Dr. Zhaohas received several awards, including the Keck Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship (twice: 2002, 2003), NARSAD Young Investigator Award (twice: 2005, 2008), the best paper award in the ICIC’08, Nick Norgan Award for the best paper published in Annals of Human Biology during 2009, and aVPSD Career Development Award in GI Cancer in 2009. 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Bioinformatics, systems biology, and statistical modeling approaches to studying complex diseases (data management, integration, gene ranking, gene features and networks, mixed models, etc), integrative -omics, heterogeneous data analysis and integration, next generation sequencing data analysis, pharmacogenomics, translational bioinformatics, personalized medicine, methodology, biomedical informatics

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Francesco Marotta

Executive Editor
Francesco Marotta
Professor
Re Genera Research Group
Texas University
Italy
Tel. 39024077243

Biography :

Francesco Marotta has completed his MD degree in 1981 and Specialized in Gastroenterology Endoscopy in 1986 with highest marks. Fellow in gastroenterology at University of Chicago in 1982 Clinical Research. Registrar in gastroenterology at the GIT Dept Groote Schuur Hospital University of CapeTown South Africa. Selected by bilateral Ministries of Health for a japanesespoken PhD course in Japan at the Dept of Surgery Hirosaki University completed in 1990. Granted a Fellowship by the Japanese Ministry of Science at the National Cancer Center Tokyo. Molecular biology stage at WelcomeBeecham Labs of London UK in 1993 and at GoodGene Lab in Korea in 2006. Research Professor at Dept of Nutrition Food Science Texas University USA. Visiting professor for gastroenterology oxidative stress aging and nutragenomics at major asian universities. For 10 years had directed a research center in Japan and cooperates with Nobel Prize Prof Luc Montagnier Editor and board member of several medical journals. Has received several international prizes the last being the Genomic Pioneer Award 2009. Has coedited a successful book on agingintervention “Il Manifesto della Lunga Vita” “the manifesto of long life”. Cofounder of the research group ReGenera which is working on an innovative model of preventive/regenerative medicine. He has published about 100 papers and presented almost 400 communications.

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Research Interest :

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy.

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Peter L Elkin

Executive Editor
Peter L Elkin
Professor
Center for Biomedical Informatics
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
USA
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Biography :

Dr. Peter L Elkin has served as a tenured Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In this capacity, he was the Center Director of Biomedical Informatics, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Vice-President of Mount Sinai hospital for Biomedical and Translational Informatics. Dr. Elkin has published over 120 peer reviewed publications. He received his Bachelors of Science from Union College and his MD from New York Medical College. He did his Internal Medicine residency at the Lahey Clinic and his NIH/NLM sponsored fellowship in Medical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Elkin has been working in Biomedical Informatics since 1981 and has been actively researching health data representation since 1987. He is the primary author of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) national standard on Quality Indicators for Controlled Health Vocabularies ASTM E2087, which has also been approved by ISO TC 215 as a Technical Specification (TS17117). He has chaired Health and Human Service’s HITSP Technical Committee on Population Health. Dr. Elkin served as the co-chair of the AHIC Transition Planning Group. Dr. Elkin is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. Dr. Elkin chairs the International Medical Informatics Associations Working Group on Human Factors Engineering for Health Informatics. He was awarded the Mayo Department of Medicine’s Laureate Award for 2005. Dr. Elkin is the index recipient of the Homer R Warner award for outstanding contribution to the field of Medical Informatics.

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Research Interest :

His research interests are the application of computer science and mathematics to biology and health. He design, implement and apply modern Ontologies in support of the biological sciences. His laboratory has compiled a genomic data analysis pipeline and they have built accurate natural language processing services. These services have abstracted phenotypes from clinical records and reports, facts from the literature in support of marker discovery and assertional knowledge from text based databases.

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Lecka-Czernik Beata

Lecka-Czernik Beata
Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Toledo College of Medicine
USA
Tel. 419-383-4140
Fax: 419-383-2871

Biography :

Dr. Beata Lecka Czernik did her MS Biology 1980 Warsaw University Warsaw Poland. She did her PhD in Genetics Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw Poland and her Postdoctoral Fellow in University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock Arkansas.

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Research Interest :

Diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis are major public health concerns due to their prevalence in our increasingly sedentary and aging society. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARg) transcription factor is a protein that regulates glucose metabolism and energy expenditure. This protein also regulates lineage commitment of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). PPARg protein is a target for a class of anti-diabetic drugs TZDs, which decrease glucose levels and increase insulin sensitivity. Although their beneficial anti-diabetic profile, prolonged treatment with these drugs leads to the bone loss and increased number of bone fractures in diabetic patients. Dr. Lecka-Czerniks research has demonstrated that TZDs affect bone mass by changing lineage commitment of MSC toward formation of fat cells (adipocytes) and away from formation of bone forming cells (osteoblast). As a result, TZD administration to animals, as well as to humans, leads to the bone loss and the gain of fat in the bone marrow. Her research also demonstrated that the similar mechanism involving PPARg protein is responsible for bone loss with aging.

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Ariel Fernandez

Ariel Fernandez
Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University
USA
Tel. 713-348-3681
Fax: 713-348-3699

Biography :

Ariel Fernandez is the Karl F Hasselmann Chaired Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University, USA. He earned his PhD from Yale University in 1984 fasted awarded PhD at Yale. He has published over 300 peerreviewed papers, several book chapters and is the author of a book on rational drug design “Transformative Concepts for Drug Design: Target Wrapping”, Springer, 2010. He has accrued a teaching experience spanning almost 30 years, served as reviewer to all major journals in molecular biophysics and to NIH special panel on centers of excellence in systems biology. Amongst his various accolades he received the Camille and Henry Dreyfus TeacherScholar Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Award and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He is an honorary member of Collegium Basilea Switzerland and editor of Frontiers in Bioscience, Encyclopedia of Bioscience, Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry Basel, Switzerland, etc.

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Research Interest :

Molecular basis of drug specificity, Transformative concepts in drug design, Nonadaptive origin of interactome complexity, Translational medicine, Molecular Theranostic Engineering, Protein folding as a many-body problem.

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Henry V Baker

Henry V Baker
Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of Florida College of Medicine
USA
 

Biography :

Dr. Baker’s research focus is in developing gene expression classifiers that can be used to diagnosis illness, predict clinical course and ultimately responsiveness to therapy. Dr. Baker is a participating investigator in Large Scale Collaborative Research Program Inflammation and the Host Response (U54 GM-62118). His laboratory serves as one of three genomic cores for this program. The others are Washington University School of Medicine and the Genomics Center at Stanford University. He is a member of the computational analysis and modeling core of the program. The main goals of this project are using microarrays to determine whether patterns of gene expression from whole blood leukocytes can be used to identify trauma and burned patients at risk of developing MODS.

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Research Interest :

Investigation of Fundamental Problems of Gene Regulation The goal of our laboratory is to investigate fundamental problems of gene regulation, and to train graduate students for competitive careers as independent research scientists, and in the case of M.D./PhD students to provide physician scientists with rigorous training in the experimental sciences. The accomplishments of the lab are best measured by the accomplishments of the students who have trained here. Our laboratory’s research focus is on the basic process by which cells regulate the expression of their genes. The informational content of all cells lies encoded within the primary DNA sequence. The expression of individual genes is regulated and controlled by a number of transcriptional regulatory proteins that bind at regulatory sites corresponding to the individual genes. Our laboratory uses the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as a model cell for which to study combinatorial interactions between the proteins that govern gene expression. We are interested in understanding the precise roles played by various transcriptional proteins as they come together to mediate high-level gene expression. For the past few years we have investigated the nature of the combinatorial interactions between the proteins known as Rap1p and Gcr1p. At yeast Glycolytic gene upstream activating sequence (UAS) elements Rap1p and Gcr1p come together to form some of the strongest promoter elements known. Rap1p serves as a model for a class of multi-functional proteins that can act as either an activator or repressor depending on the sequence context of its binding site. Gcr1p serves as a model for a class of sequence specific transcription factors that displays high-affinity but low-specificity for their binding sites in vitro, yet can find and bind to their sites in vivo. At glycolytic enzyme gene UAS elements Rap1p functions as an activator by facilitating the binding, at adjacent DNA binding sites, of Gcr1p which then mediates activation. Thus the apparent paradoxes raised by Rap1p and Gcr1p are answered by the combinatorial interactions between the two proteins. Rap1p functions as an activator at glycolytic gene UAS elements by facilitating the binding of Gcr1p. Gcr1p’s specificity for its DNA binding site is increased in vivo via cooperative binding interactions with Rap1p. We hypothesize that Rap1p has other binding partners that mediate additional activating functions and its repressing functions. We think it is also likely that Gcr1p may have additional binding partners that may facilitate its binding in a Rap1p independent fashion. We are currently using a global genomic approach to identify other binding partners for both Rap1p and Gcr1p.

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Jason P Holland

Jason P Holland
Professor
Radiochemistry Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Jason P Holland is an ETH Fellow in the Department of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences, at the ZTH Zurich, Switzerland. After earning his MChem degree at the University of York he completed a D.Phil in computational and synthetic inorganic chemistry under the joint supervision of Prof. Jennifer C. Green and Prof. Jonathan R. Dilworth at the University of Oxford, Merton College in 2008. From 2008-2010, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Scholar in the laboratory of Chief Radiochemist.  Dr. Jason S Lewis, Radiochemistry Service, Department of Radiology, Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, New York, USA. He has coauthored over 35 peer reviewed articles and has received a number of prestigious awards, scholarships and grants including an Honorable Mention Award in International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists 2009. He is also member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and serves as a reviewer for several prominent peer reviewed journals in the area of inorganic chemistry, radiochemistry and computational chemistry.

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Research Interest :

Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel radiopharmaceuticals for targeting imaging of disease; drug and biomarker development and validation for use in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of cancer; radiolabeling of monoclonal antibodies; synthetic and computational inorganic chemistry; transition metal chemistry and radiochemistry.

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Keqiang YE

Keqiang YE
Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
USA
Tel. 404-712-2814
Fax: 404-712-2979

Biography :

Dr. Keqiang Ye is a tunured professor in Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory Univerisity, USA. He earned his PhD at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. He has published more than 80 reviewed papers. He has been teaching experience of approximately 10 years. He served as a member of American Association for Cancer Research and Neuroscience Society. He served as a reviewer of peer reviewed journals in the area of neuroscicence, cell biology and lipidomics. He received many awards like ACS research scholar and Sontag Distinuished scientist middots award.

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Research Interest :

PI 3-kinase and phosphoinositol lipid signalings in the nucleus in cell survival in cancers and neurons; Drug development for Receptor Tyrosine kinases incluing Trk, IR and EGFR.

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Andrzej Kloczkowski

Andrzej Kloczkowski
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Andrzej Kloczkowski did his MSc Chemistry Warsaw University Poland in 1974. He did his PhD in Physical Chemistry  from Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw Poland 1980 and his DSc Habilitation Physical Chemistry Warsaw University Poland 2001. He received his Postdoctoral Fellow from Stanford University in 1981 & 1983. At present he is an Adjunct Professor of Iowa State University.

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Research Interest :

His research interests focus on various aspects of computational molecular biology and structural bioinformatics, Lattice models of proteins, Prediction of protein structures, Protein dynamics, Prediction of protein functions, Protein packing and statistical potentials, Prediction of binding sites, prediction of phosphorylation sites, Systems Biology.

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Jose Segovia
Professor
Department of Physiology
Biophysics and Neurosciences
Mexico
Tel. 5255-5747-3958
Fax: 5255-5747-3754

Biography :

José Segovia is Professor in the Department of Physiology, Biophysics and Neuroscience at the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados Cinvestav in Mexico City. He received his PhD from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and was a postdoctoral investigator at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published 57 reviewed papers, is author of 7 book chapters, and has 16 years of teaching experience. He has served as reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the areas of Neuroscience, Gene Therapy, Pharmacology and Cancer.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Experimental gene therapy approaches for the treatment of gliomas, and neurodegenerative disorders.

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Mev Dominguezvalentin

Mev Dominguezvalentin
Professor
Department of Oncology
Lund University
Sweden

Biography :

Mev Dominguezvalentin has done her Post Doc in Oncology with Dr. Mef Nilbert in February 2011, Post Doc in Molecular Oncology with Dr. Yves Bignon in January 2010- January 2011, PhD in Oncology with Dr. Benedito Mauro Rossi in 2009.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Genetic Profile of Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
Handling life at high risk of Colorectal Cancer
Identification of Patients at-Risk for Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer in Peruvian Hospital
Establishment of the Pathogenicity of UV in MLH1, MSH2 and MSH6genes in HNPCC
Whole Genome Approach of Basal Like Breast Cancer
Frequency of polymorphisms and protein expression ofcyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1A (CDKN1A) in central nervous system tumors
Genetic Couselling in Genetic’s Department of Public Hospital
Cytogenetic banding in Hereditary Syndromes
Genetic Breeding of Peruvian wild Tomatos
Hereditary Predisposition of Colorectal and Breast Cancer : Management of Patients and families with high risk, Molecular and Clinical Diagnostic, Genetic Couselling and  development of a system of registration and data management of oncogenetics data.
 

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George G Chen

George G Chen
Professor
Department of Surgery 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
China

Biography :

George G Chen is a professor in the Department of Surgery, Director of Surgical Research Laboratories, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. He is also served as a principle investigator at the Hong Kong Cancer Institute. He has extensive experience in cancer research, particularly in the area of apoptosis in hepatocellular carcinoma, lung caner and thyroid cancer. He has authored or co-authored ~120 papers and has written a number of books or book chapters. He is currently a member of editorial boards or a guest editor of a number of scientific journals and a regular peer-reviewer for several grant agents. He was educated in China and United Kingdom and has MB and PhD degrees.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Apoptosis in cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, lung cancer and thyroid cancer).
 

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Ying Tan

Ying Tan
Professor
School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science
Peking University
China 
Tel: 8610 62767611

 

 

Biography :
Prof. Ying Tan received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., in 1985, 1988, and 1997, respectively. From 1997, he was a postdoctoral fellow then an associate professor at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), then served as director of Institute of Intelligent Information Science and a full professor since 2000. He worked with the Chinese University of Hong Kongin 1999 and 2004-2005. He was anelectee of 100 talent program of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2005. Now he is a full professor and Ph.D. advisor at Peking University, and director of Computational Intelligence Laboratory at Peking University.
He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B, Associate Editor of International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR), Associate Editor of IES Journal B, Intelligent Devices and Systems, and Advisory Board of International Journal on Knowledge Based Intelligent Engineering, and The Editorial Board of Journal of Computer Science and Systems Biology, and Editor of Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science, LNCS 7331, 7332 (ICSI2012)´╝îLNCS6728, 6729 (ICSI2011)´╝îLNCS 6145, 6146 (ICSI2010), and LNCS 5263, 5264 (ISNN2008), and Guest Editors of several referred Journals, including Information Science, Softcomputing, the Computer Journal, Neurocomputing, Computational Intelligence, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, etc.He is a member of Emergent Technologies Technical Committee (ETTC), Computational Intelligence Society of IEEE.He is a senior member of IEEE and a senior member of the CIE. He is or was the general chair of the International Conference on Swarm Intelligence and Program committee chair of 2012 International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI’2012), (ICIST’2013), and 2008 International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN 2008). As a chair or co-chair, and member of IPC of more than 100 International Conferences such as WCCI, IJCNN, SIS, ISNN, GECCO, ICSI, etc.
 

 

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Research Interest :

His research interests include computational intelligence, swarm intelligence and data mining, pattern recognition, intelligent information processing for information security. He has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals and conferences in these areas, published several books and chapters in book, and received 3 patents.

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Hiroyuki Kobori

Hiroyuki Kobori
Director
The Molecular Core in Hypertension and Renal
COE Tulane University Health Sciences Center
USA
Tel. 1504-988-2591
Fax: 1504-988-0911

Biography :

Hiroyuki Kobori is an Associate Professor of Physiology and of Medicine at Tulane University Health Sciences Center, USA. He received his MD degree 1990 and PhD degree 1998 from Keio University School of Medicine in Japan. After completing his residency and fellowships in internal medicine and nephrology in Keio University, he joined Tulane University as a postdoctoral research fellow in 1998. He subsequently became Instructor 2001, Assistant Professor 2003, and Associate Professor 2006. He has been also appointed as the Director of the Molecular Core in Tulane Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence 2005. He is a recipient of distinguished awards including the Young Scholars Award of the American Society of Hypertension, Kidney Council New Investigator Award of the American Heart Association, and a finalist of Harry Goldblatt New Investigator Award of the American Heart Association. He is currently a fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, the Japanese Society of Nephrology, the Japanese Society of Hypertension, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Nephrology, and the American College of Physicians.

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Research Interest :

His research interest has been in  the role of intrarenal angiotensinogen in the development and in the progression of hypertension and kidney diseases and The potential of urinary angiotensinogen as a novel biomarker of the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system status. His laboratory is actively engaged in a variety of studies from cell studies and animal studies to clinical studies and epidemiological studies.

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Andrea Kristina Horst

Andrea Kristina Horst
Director
Institute of Clinical Chemistry
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Germany
Tel. 49040-7410-51905
Fax: 49040-7410-54971

Biography :

She is worked as Director Institute of Clinical Chemistry University Medical Center Research Building MartinistrasseHamburg Germany.

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Research Interest :

Eppendorf Diagnostics.

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Adebowale Adeyemo

Adebowale Adeyemo
Deputy Director
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
USA
Tel. 301-594-7501
Fax 301-451-5426

Biography :

Dr. Adeyemo has a medical degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. After completing a residency in Pediatrics and Genetics, he became a faculty member of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Consultant Pediatrician/Geneticist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. In 2003, he moved to the National Human Genome Center at Howard University, Washington DC from where he moved to the NIH in 2008.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Adeyemo\'s research focuses on the genetic epidemiology of complex diseases and genomics of populations of African origin. Dr. Adeyemo\\\\\\\'s current research includes the genetic epidemiology of hypertension in African Americans, the genetic epidemiology of podoconiosis (non-filarial elephantiasis) in Ethiopia and the genetic epidemiology of type 2 diabetes in West Africa.

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Archibald James Mixson

Archibald James Mixson
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Maryland
USA
Tel. 410- 706-3223
Fax: 410- 706-8414

Biography :

Dr. James Mixson is an associate professor in the department of Pathology, University of Maryland. He served as an editorial board member for Drugs of Today and for Drugs of the Future. He has also worked as a reviewer for many journals.

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Research Interest :

Research in his laboratory is directed at developing novel gene therapy polymers as nucleic acid carriers and as antifungal agents. These polymers are comprised of histidines and lysines (HK) and can be varied in their degree of branching complexity.  For nucleic acid delivery, they have used HK peptides to deliver antiangiogenic “nucleic acids” (plasmids, siRNA, DNAzymes) for in vitro or in vivo model systems. Currently, my laboratory is examining the biophysical properties of the interactions of different polymers with nucleic acids and we are correlating these observations with the ability of polymers to transport nucleic acids intracellularly.  In addition to the nucleic acid experiments, present studies are ongoing to test the antifungal efficacy of HK peptides and their synergy with conventional antifungal drugs. Several biotech companies are actively developing these HK inventions as their lead product in areas of cancer therapeutics, wound healing, and antifungal treatments.

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Vicki L Schlegel

Vicki L Schlegel
Associate Professor
Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Nebraska Lincoln
USA
Tel. 402-416-0294

Biography :

Dr. Vicki has done MS Analytical Chemistry from University of Nebraska, PhD Analytical Chemistry, Iowa State University, Her research includes characterizing the small molecules in natural systems to understand how they interact synergistically in maintaining the energy balance in mammalian cells. As such, she have collaborated with other experts in the nutritional / biomedical area to link specific dietary metabolites to potential health outcomes. Her experience in dietary metabolites, background in pharmaceuticals, and education as a bioanalytical chemist provides the foundation needed to achieve her long term goals.

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Research Interest :

Synergistic interactions of secondary metabolites on maintaining the energy balance / fluxes in mammalian cells. Synergistic interactions of secondary metabolites of plant systems on phenotypic switches (e.g. inflammation (M1 to M2 states) and virulent bacteria). Effects of farming practices on secondary metabolites in various crops, with an emphasis on dry edible beans, strawberries, wheat and tomatoes. Development of high-throughput metabolomic analytical methods.

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Periasamy Selvaraj

Periasamy Selvaraj
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
Emory University
USA
Tel. 404-727-5929  
Fax: 404-727-5764

Biography :

Periaswamy selvaraj is Associate Professor, Emory University, School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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Research Interest :

Structure and function on Fc receptors. Fc receptors for IgG (FcgR) are involved in phagocytosis, antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity, and removal of immune complexes from blood circulation. FcgR III (CD16) is expressed in macrophages, granulocytes and NK cells. CD16 on granulocytes is phosphatidyl inositol glycan (GPI) anchored whereas the CD16 expressed on NK cells and macrophages is polypeptide anchored. These two membrane anchor isoforms of CD16 differ in triggering signals for tumor cell cytotoxicity and phagocytosis. Further structure-function studies will be carried out on membrane isoforms of CD16. We have also identified that the avidity state of FcgRII is regulated by cell activation. Future studies will focus on the defining the molecular mechanisms involved in regulation of affinity of FcgRII molecule expressed on human neutrophils.

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Toru Suzuki

Toru Suzuki
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Medicine
University of Tokyo
Japan
 

Biography :

Toru Suzuki is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. He is a graduate of the Medical school of the University of Tokyo. Research interests include proteomic and epigenetic regulation of cardiovascular pathologies for focus on basic science, biomarker development and proteomic technologies for translational medicine, and cardiovascular disease with a particular interest on vascular and aortic disease at the clinical end of the spectrum.

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Research Interest :

Research interests include proteomic and epigenetic regulation of cardiovascular pathologies for focus on basic science, biomarker development and proteomic technologies for translational medicine, and cardiovascular disease with a particular interest on vascular and aortic disease at the clinical end of the spectrum.

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Jagat R Kanwar

Jagat R Kanwar
Associate Professor
Department of Immunology & Cell Biology
Institute for Technology & Research Innovation
Deakin University
Australia

Biography :

Dr. Kanwar is an immunologist and molecular biochemist with an international reputation in investigating fundamental and applied molecular aspects of cancer and chronic inflammation. He did his PhD from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. Before joining Deakin University in 2006, he was a Senior Scientist/Senior Research Fellow in the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. During the past decade his research both academic and commercial has centered on understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms and/or finding treatments for a variety of chronic inflammatory diseases and different types of cancer. Dr Kanwar has published 55 research articles, 12 invited reviews and 5 book chapters, in highly ranked, international, peer-reviewed journals. These publications have added to the body of knowledge in the fields of immunology, cancer gene therapy, nanomedicine, cell biology and biotechnology, and have extended these disciplines. He is a key inventor on 9 international patents and has provided consultancy to 5 Biotechnology based companies. He is a member of editorial board for 7 international journals and a nominated member of more than 12 national and international societies including American Society of Nanomedicine.
 

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Research Interest :

Research interests focus on the development of novel nanodevices or nanotechnology for medical applications for stem cell tracking and overcoming multidrug resistance (MDR) of cancer.
 

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Da Yong Lu

Da Yong Lu
Associate professor
School of Life Sciences
Shanghai University
China

Biography :

Lu Da-Yong is a professor at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2005. Undergo the studies of cancer pathology, biochemistry pharmacology and clinical therapeutics from 1982 and some hypotheses in AIDS and neural science in 2007. More than 20 scientific articles have been published in international journals.


 

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Research Interest :

My research interest of genomic study is in 3 disciplines:
Individualized cancer chemotherapy by drug sensitivity tests and biomarker-orientated monotherapy and chemotherapy.
Suicidal ideations of antidepressants, pharmacogenomics or genomics study of antidepressants in different patients and suicidal outcomes.
Eradicative treatments of AIDS.
Genomics study of pathogenesis of HIV in patients-a proposed strategy for eradicating HIV threat in patients.


 

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Sherifa Ahmad Hamed

Sherifa Ahmad Hamed
Associate Professor
Director of the Neurogenetic Program
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry
Assiut University Hospital
Egypt

Biography :

Dr. Hamed worked as a postdoctoral fellow in USA for two years (in Research Center for Genetic Medicine, Childrens\\ National Medical Center, Department Integrative Systems Biology, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences). Her M.D. thesis project entitled “DNA sequence analysis for Structure/Function and mutation studies of Duchenne/Becker Muscular dystrophies”. Dr. Hamed served as a reviewer for 35 medical journals and she has a least 70 international publications in the field of Neurology, Neurogenetics and Neuropsychopharmacology. She supervised many thesis works for master and doctorate degrees.
 

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Changhong Li

Changhong Li
The Children′s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia
USA

Biography :

Dr, Chanhong Li is currently working as an assistant professor at The Children\\s hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA.

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Dr. Li’s research has mainly focused on fuel metabolism in pancreatic islets and regulation of insulin secretion in congenital hyperinsulinism (HI), a group of disorders that cause hypoglycemia in infants and children. My work has involved characterizing most of the known disease models of HI, including glutamate dehydrogenase transgenic mice, sulfonylurea receptor 1 knockout mice, short-chain 3-hydroxy fatty acyl-CoA dehydrogenase knockout mice, and glucokinase transgenic mice. We use GC/MS stable isotope tracing technique, including 13C and 15N tracing to study glucose and amino acid metabolism in isolated islets. Recently, we have extended these studies of animal models to examine glucose metabolism and the role of amino acids in regulation of insulin and glucagon secretion by islets from normal, type 2 diabetic humans and islets isolated from patients with HI due to mutations of ATP-dependent potassium channels.

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Steven Alan Enkemann

Steven Alan Enkemann
Molecular Genomics Laboratory
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institution
USA
Tel. 813-903-6833
Fax: 813-979-6700

Biography :

Dr.  Steven Alan Enkemann was Director of Molecular Genomics Laboratory at H.Lee Moffitt Cancer Cernter.

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Research Interest :

Molecular Genomics.

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Irina Burd

Irina Burd
Maternal Fetal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
USA

Biography :

Dr. Irina Burd is a perinatologist and a faculty member at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She earned her dual MD/PhD degrees at the University of Medicine of New Jersey Robert Wood Medical School. After that, she graduated from the residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia; and subsequently, from the Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a receipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious ABOG/AAOGF Award, Boggs Perinatology Award and Leon S. Israel Research Award. She serves as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perinatology and Fetal Neurodevelopment.

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Research Interest :

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perinatology and Fetal Neurodevelopment.

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Adin-Cristian Andrei

Adin-Cristian Andrei                     
University of Wisconsin-Madison
USA
Tel. 608-263-6797
Fax: 608-265-5579

Biography :

Adin Cristian Andrei is an Assistant Professor, Biostatistics Department of Biostatistics Medical Informatics University of Wisconsin Madison Highland Avenue, Madison, USA.

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Research Interest :

His research interests lie in the areas of nonparametric and semiparametric survival analysis, recurrent/successive events, clinical trials, group sequential monitoring and quality-of-life.

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Pengyu Hong

Pengyu Hong
Department of Computer Science
Brandeis University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Pengyu Hong is a faculty member in Department of Computer Science, Brandeis University, USA. He earned his PhD at University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. He has published more than 40 peer reviewed papers, and he was author of three book chapters. He has been teaching for more than 5 years. He served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of cell biology, bioinformatics and computational biology, pattern recognition, computer vision, image processing and statistics in medicine.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Mass spectrometry data analysis, high-content screening for drug discovery and functional genomics, biological network reconstruction.

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Hailei Zhang

Hailei Zhang
Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
USA

 

Biography :

Dr. Hailei Zhang completed her Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China, her Masters of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China and her PhD, Computational Science and Pharmacy, National University of Singapore.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Analyze large scale genomic data and integrate microarray data from different platforms to generate potential cancer targets for further screening.
2. Investigation of potential cancer therapeutic targets through inverse docking and bioinformatics approach.
3. Prediction of disease-related proteins and miRNAs by statistical learning methods.
4. Development of parallel genetic algorithm and pseudo-excitation method for the large scale structural dynamic optimization.
5. Development of finite element method and algorithm for quantum mechanics.

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Manshui Zhou

Manshui Zhou
Center of Chemical Evolution
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA
Tel. 404-385-4427

Biography :

Dr. Manshui Zhou did his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago his M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry in East China Normal University, China and his B.Sc. in Chemistry at East China Normal University, China.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1.HPLC-QTRAP (ABSciex), UPLC-Quattro Premier XE (Waters), UPLC-SYNAPT G2 HDMS (Waters), QTOF(Bruker), TOF (JEOL), MALDI MS, DART-TOF MS. 2. Data Mining using mzMine and MATLAB

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Rong Shao P

Rong Shao P
Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute
University of Massachusetts Amherst
USA

Biography :

After receiving a PhD degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences in 1997, Dr. Rong Shao, a postdoctoral fellow, participated in liver disease and breast cancer research at Duke University Medical Center. During that professional training period, Dr. Shao received a fellowship award from a federal funding agency the Department of Defense (DoD) for a project focusing on breast cancer angiogenesis, and also published a number of prestigious articles as the first author. In 2004, Dr. Shao was recruited as a scientist and assistant professor at Pioneer Valley Sciences Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, where he continuously pursues the mechanistic studies on tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. Since then, Dr. Shao has published more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, demonstrating that he is a cancer biologist. He has also served as an editorial board member of three peer-reviewed journals and a reviewer of more than ten journals. Dr. Shao’s research work has been supported by a number of federal funding agencies including NIH (NCI) and DoD.
 

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Our lab is primarily interested in identification of angiogenic molecules and their mechanisms underlying tumor growth, vessel formation, and metastasis. Tumor angiogenesis, the new vasculature formation from pre-existing blood vessels, is a fundamental process required for tumor growth, and is initially triggered by angiogenic factors that are mainly derived from tumor cells and tumorassociated stroma cells, such as growth factors VEGF and bFGF. Those angiogenic molecules specifically bind to membrane tyrosine kinase receptors to induce intracellular angiogenic signaling cascades in endothelial cells, a major component of the blood vasculature. We recently have discovered that a secreted glycoprotein referred to as YKL-40 has the ability to promote tumor vascular endothelial cell angiogenesis; thus promoting tumor progression and metastasis. Serum levels of YKL-40 were significantly elevated in a broad spectrum of human cancers, including breast, colorectal, and ovarian cancer, suggesting that YKL-40 may serve as a biomarker for the cancer diagnosis and prognosis. We also established a monoclonal neutralizing anti-YKL-40 antibody that can block tumor development and angiogenesis, which implicates therapeutic means for inhibition of advanced cancers. In addition, our lab recently is also interested in the pathogenesis of glioblastoma, an extremely aggressive brain tumor with a medium survival of less than 15 months, irrespective of surgical resection and post-operative adjuvant radio/chemotherapy. Glioblastoma is characterized by strong vascular proliferation. We found that elevated YKL-40 is associated with angiogenesis and malignancy of glioblastoma. Collectively, identification of the pathologic activities and molecular mechanisms of YKL-40 elevated in human cancers may offer considerable value for the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy of cancer patients.
 

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Linghui Li

Linghui Li
Addiction Pharmacology Research Laboratory
St. Luke’s Hospital
USA

Biography :

Linghui Li is the Researcher in Addiction Pharmacology Research Laboratory in California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. She earned her PhD in Pharmacology at National University of Singapore. She has published many papers in high profile international journals in the filed of pharmacogenetic and pharmacokinetics. She is an active member in American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. She also served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of pharmacology.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Pharmacogenomics approach to identify genetic marker which can predict individual risk of addiction; Exploration of biomarker as sensitive outcome measurement in addiction treatment drug development.

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Wang Kai

Wang Kai
Institute for Systems Biology
Seattle
USA

Biography :

Dr. Kai Wang completed his undergraduate training in Taiwan before moving to the US to study for his PhD at Oregon State University. Following an academic position at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Wang moved to industry in 1995 and in 2001 cofounded Phenogenomics Corporation. In 2008, he took a senior research scientist position at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle Washington where he currently conducts research into the application and biological function of microRNAs. He has authored or coauthored over 50 scientific papers and holds 4 US patents. He served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of microRNA application genomics and biomarker discovery. Besides his over 20 years of experience as a molecular biologist in academia and industry, Dr. Wang is also a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology.

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Research Interest :

His primary interest is using systems biology to study the biological function and application of microRNAs.

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Sivanesan Dakshanamurthy

Sivanesan Dakshanamurthy
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown University Medical Center
USA
Tel. 2026872347

Biography :

Dr. Sivanesan is an Assistant Professor of Oncology, Drug Discovery Program; In-Charge of Macromolecular Modeling Core Deptartment of Oncology at Lombardi Cancer Center NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center of Georgetown University, Washington DC.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Post Genomics, Comprehensive Cancer.

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Vineet Gupta

Vineet Gupta
Miami Institute of Renal Medicine
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
USA
Tel. 1-305-243-2302
Fax: 1-305-243-3209

Biography :

Vineet Gupta, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami. He is also CoDirector of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Kidney Drug Discovery Center. Dr. Gupta earned his PhD in Chemistry in 1998 from University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Gupta has published >15 peer reviewed papers in highimpact journals. He is also an adhoc reviewer for many peerreviewed journals in the fields of Chemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Genomics, Proteomics and Inflammatory Diseases.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Gupta is interested in the mechanism of integrin activation and in modulating it with small molecules for treating a number of inflammatory and auto-immune diseases. Specifically, Dr. Gupta is studying integrin CD11b/CD18 (a.k.a. Mac-1, *M*2) that is primarily expressed on leukocytes and is central to the biological function of these important immune cells.

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Shona Dalal
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
USA
Tel. 617-432-1050
Fax: 617-566-7805

Biography :

Dr.  Shona Dalal is an associate of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Epidemiology, Post Genomics.

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Joseph Yeboah

Joseph Yeboah
Department of Cardiology
University of Virginia
School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

Joseph Yeboah is an MD & MS of Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology, University of Virginia.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Atherosclerosis

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Melissa B Davis

Melissa B Davis
Medical College of Georgia
University of Georgia Medical Partnership
USA
Tel. 678-963-5011

Biography :

Dr. Melissa B Davis completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Yale University School of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Genetics University of Georgia, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Molecular biomedical research, Networking environments and genomics data analysis packages, Functional genomics research combined with exceptional community service and organizational management.

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Iryna V Lobach

Iryna V Lobach
Division of Biostatistics
New York University
School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

The primary methodological research of Dr. Lobach is motivated by the problems arising in the areas of genetic and nutrition epidemiology. The special focus is on developing statistical and computational methods for association analysis of complex diseases, such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes. Several challenges arise. One is that complex diseases are caused by both genetic and environmental factors, as well as their interaction. Further, environmental factors, such as nutrient intake, are subject to massive amounts of measurement error. Additionally, genome-wide scans are increasingly used for associating genetic polymorphisms with risk of complex diseases. These studies include large arrays of candidate genes and hence it is critical to develop efficient computational techniques for analysis of such studies with ability to incorporate prior biological information.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Statistical Methodology:
Case-Control Studies of Gene-Environment Interactions; Es-Interests timation based on Pseudo-likelihood; Fine Genotype Mapping; Genome-Wide Association Studies; Haplotype-based Analysis; Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithms; Measurement Error Modeling; Pathway-based Analysis; Seemingly Unrelated Regression; Semiparametric Methods.

Applied Statistics:
Genetic and Nutrition Epidemiology; Biomedical Studies; To develop tools to not only extract the richest information from epidemiological and medical studies, but also utilize that information in complex statistical models to answer important biological questions and guide public health interventions, evaluations, and policies.
 

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Narayanan K Narayanan

Narayanan K Narayanan
Department of Environmental Medicine

New York University School of Medicine

USA
Tel. 845-731-3625
Fax: 845-351-4510
 

Biography :

Dr. Narayanan K Narayanan has obtained his PhD from University of Madras, Chennai and postdoctoral training from Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. He is an Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Narayanan is working for the last 12 years on various aspects of molecular carcinogenesis and cancer prevention research, such as, cancer biomarkers, cancer genomics, including microRNAs and proteomics, and molecular bioinformatics in several cancers, prostate, colon, breast and lung. He has an extensive history of investigating the anticancer mechanisms of anti-inflammatory drugs, such as celebrex, exisulind, and licofelone, and nutritional bioactive food components, which include omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil), plant-derived pholyphenols, such as curcumin (active component of turmeric) and resveratrol (abundant in grapes and grape products such as red wine) in preclinical models of prostate cancer and has great enthusiasm in clinical translational research approaches. His research activities are funded by NIH/NCI and private foundations. To his credential, Dr. Narayanan has more than 35 peer-reviewed publications, in addition to several abstracts, and book chapters and reviews.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Narayanan has great enthusiasm in clinical translational research approaches and molecular carcinogenesis and cancer prevention research such as, cancer biomarkers, cancer genomics, including micro RNAs  and proteomics, and molecular bioinformatics in several cancers, prostate, colon, breast and lung.

 

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Juan Manuel Cevallos-Cevallos

Juan Manuel Cevallos-Cevallos
Biotechnology Research Center of Ecuador (CIBE)
USA

Biography :

Dr. Cevallos-Cevallos works as an Assistant Professor at the Centro de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas del Ecuador (CIBE) from the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayquil-Ecuador. After obtaining his BSc in Food Engineering, Dr. Cevallos-Cevallos went to Gainesville, FL to obtain his MSc in Food Science, MAB in Agribusiness, and his PhD in Food Science at the University of Florida (UF). In addition, Dr. Cevallos-Cevallos served as a postdoctoral associate in the Plant Pathology department at UF. Dr. Cevallos-Cevallos has been the recipient of several awards including the Citrus Division Award from the Institute of Food Technologists.

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Research Interest :

Biomarker discovery of human and plant pathogens. Metabolomics for rapid detection of microorganisms. Multivariate data analysis. Metabolomics and bioprospecting for microbial products. Food safety. Biosafety and biosecurity. Metabolomics for the discovery of nobel enzymes and extremo-enzymes. Gene discovery.

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Fahad Aziz

Fahad Aziz
MSSM-Jersey City Campus
USA
 

Biography :

Fahad Aziz is a resident physician by Jersey City Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY. Served as a patient advocate to ensure that patients\ medical and emotional needs are recognized and met. He got his Post doctorate from Columbia University Medical Center at Norway in Mar 2008-Jun 2009 and also working as Research Fellow in Department of Organ Transplantation in Columbia University Medical Center at Noraway in Sep 2007-Feb 2008.

He worked as a Professor and Chief, Department of Organ Transplant Columbia University. He has completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) from King Edward Medical University, Lahore in Dec 1999- Jul 2005 and Bachelor of Science (BSc) Punjab University at Lahore in Aug 1999.

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Clare A Daykin

Clare A Daykin
Division of Molecular and Cellular Science
University of Nottingham
UK
Tel. +44-115-8232028

Biography :

She obtained my PhD from Imperial College, London in 2000, supervised by Professor Jeremy Nicholson.  Following this, she took the opportunity to move to the Netherlands where she worked as a post-doctoral research fellow for Unilever. Within this project, NMR spectroscopy, comprehensive chromatography methods and mass spectrometry were combined with advanced hemometric methodologies for analyzing biological samples, in order to study the correlationbetween metabolic responses of consumers and health effects of Functional Food ingredients. Shelater moved to the Netherlands largest contract research organization, TNO Food and Nutrition where she was employed as Project Leader Metabolomics. In September 2004, she was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, where she have established NMR spectroscopy-based metabolomics research at the University.

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Research Interest :

Her primary research objective is the development and implementation of metabolomic methodology with the majority of my research projects focusing on the application of metabolomics for clinical studies into disease biomarker discovery, study of subtle metabolic changes such as health benefits of nutraceuticals, functional foods and dietary supplements and study of metabolite interactions and dynamics.

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Friederike Teichert

Friederike Teichert
Cancer Biomarkers and Prevention Group
University of Leicester
UK
Tel. +44-116-2231828
Fax: +44-116-2231840

Biography :

After obtaining her Pharmacy degree from the University of Kiel Germany 2005 Friederike Teichert received a scholarship for a PhD degree from the University of Leicester UK. Her studies focussed on biomarker discovery for prostate carcinogenesis in a transgenic mouse model and chemopreventive efficacy of green tea polyphenols. After completion of her doctorate degree she continued her work as a Research Associate in the Cancer Biomarkers and Prevention Group at the University of Leicester. Her research is focussed on biomarker discovery and evaluation for cancer chemoprevention and cancer diagnostic clinical pilot studies. Dr Teichert has published several papers in peerreviewed journals and received grant funding for short term studentships. Furthermore she is involved in teaching activities and the implementation of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice in the laboratory.

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Research Interest :

Metabolic profiling by NMR and LC-MS for biomarker discovery in cancer diagnosis and cancer chemoprevention. Method development for quantification of small molecules by LC-MS. Clinical and pre-clinical evaluation of cancer chemopreventive agents.

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Hakima Amri

Hakima Amri
Department of Biochemistry
Marie Curie University
France

Biography :

Hakima Amri holds a PhD in Biochemistry and MS in Reproductive Physiology from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France. After completing her post-doctoral training in Molecular Endocrinology at the department of Cell Biology, she joined the department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at Georgetown University to research natural therapeutics for cancer. Dr. Amri’s background and work in cancer research led to the creative application of phylogenetics to mutation-based diseases, such as cancer. This multi-disciplinary background provides her with a profound understanding of the disease biochemical pathways and the limitations facing biomedical research.  Most recently, she has been advocating the application of phylogenetics analysis to high-throughput omics. She shows that parsimony phylogenetics is a multidimensional dynamic analytical tool that is useful for disease modeling, profiling, and subtyping as well as biomarker discovery. Furthermore, it unravels clonal from non-expanded mutations and fathoms the primary origin of some cancers.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biomarkers Discovery
Cancer bioinformatics
Natural cancer therapeutics
Integrative medicine

 

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Enrico Domenici

Enrico Domenici
GSK Medicines Research Centre
Italy
Tel. 39-045-8218283
Fax: 39-045-8218047

Biography :

Dr. Domenici is currently Translational Medicine Leader within the Neuroscience Center of Excellence of Drug Discovery GSK Verona where he has the responsibility of identifying and developing targets and biomarkers for mood disorders. He has graduated in Biological Sciences Pisa in 1984 and received a PhD in Biological Chemistry at the Scuola Normale Superiore in 1990. After a short period as fellow at the St Jude Children Research Hospital and at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Milan in 1990 he joined Glaxo now GSK where he has gained about 20 years of experience in Drug Discovery in different therapeutic areas ranging from the identification of novel targets to the development of highthroughput screen programmes. Since 2000 he has increased focus on the identification and validation of molecular biomarkers in neuroscience by a combination of genetic genomic and proteomic approaches. He served as member of the Neuroscience Steering Committee at The Biomarker Consortium of the fNIH. He is author of 40 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and six book chapters. He serves as reviewer of peerreview journals in the area of neuroscience and proteomics.

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Research Interest :

Protein and gene expression biomarkers in neuroscience; molecular mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders; mode of action of psychotropic drugs at genomic level; genome-wide approaches for the identification of novel biomarkers and targets for therapeutic intervention.
Main expertise: Proteomics, Gene Expression, Pharmacogenetics.

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Volker Daniel

Volker Daniel
Department of Transplantation Immunology
University of Heidelberg
Germany
Tel. 49-6221-56-4017
Fax 49-6221-56-4200

Biography :

Dr.  Volker Daniel is an associate of Department of transplantation in university of Hiedelberg.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Transplantion Emmunology

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Tao Jin

Tao Jin
Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg University
Sweden
Tel. 0046-31-3429710

Biography :

He completed his education The George Washington University Tsinghua University Tsinghua University.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Rheumatology and Inflammation

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Fumio Tsuji

Fumio Tsuji
Discovery Research Group
Santen Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd
Japan
Tel. 81-743-79-4527  
Fax: 81-743-79-4518

Biography :

Fumio Tsuji is the Senior Researcher in Research and Development Center Santen Pharmaceutical Co Ltd Japan. He earned his PhD at Gifu University Japan. He has published about 30 Reviewed papers. He is one of the members in Japanese Pharmacological Society Japanese Society for Immunology Japanese Cancer Association American Chemical Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of Immunopharmacology. He is one of the Editorial board members in Research Reviews in Biosciences.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Research and development of anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic drugs using in vitro and in vivo techniques.

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Takeki Uehara

Takeki Uehara
Drug Safety Evaluation
Developmental Research Laboratories
Japan
Tel. 81-6-6331-8195
Fax: 81-6-6331-6385

Biography :

Dr.  Uehara is a researcher in the Department of Drug Safety Evaluation Shionogi Co Ltd and he is the head of toxicogenomics team in this company. He earned his DVM and PhD from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Osaka Prefecture University respectively. In addition he is one of the members of Japanese Toxicogenomics Informatics Project Until now he has published several scientific and review papers concerning toxicogenomics and biomarker research.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Toxicogenomic approach to drug-induced toxicity; Biomarker research and development to improve the early detection, monitoring, and prognosis of toxicity.

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Satomi Onoue

Satomi Onoue
Department of Pharmacokinetics and
Pharmacodynamics
Global Center of Excellence (COE) Program
University of Shizuoka
Japan

Biography :

Dr. Satomi Onoue is the associate professor in Department of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics School of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Shizuoka Japan. He earned his PhD at University of Shizuoka Shizuoka Japan. He has published 80 Reviewed papers and he was author of 2 book chapters. He worked at Pfizer global research and development and he got 23 patents on new drug candidates DDS and research tools.

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Research Interest :

Development of peptide-based drug candidates for treatment of asthma/COPD, dry eye, and diabetes; Design of dry powder inhalation system for pulmonary administration of peptides; Development of novel analytical tools for predicting drug-induced phototoxicity of pharmaceutical substances.

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Kaname Ohyama

Kaname Ohyama
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Nagasaki University
Japan
Tel. +81-95-819-2446
Fax: +81-95-819-2446

Biography :

Kaname Ohyama is the assistant Professor in Department of Environmental and Pharmaceutical Sciences Nagasaki University Japan. He earned his PhD at Nagasaki University. He has published 30 reviewed papers and he was author of 3 book chapters. He served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of analytical chemistry pharmaceutical analysis and proteomics.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Ohyama’s research interests lie in the area of toxicoproteomics, mainly focuses on protein changes in cells or tissues with exposure to toxicants, and separation science. Specifically, his group utilizes the novel proteomic approach, which is easily reproducible and highly sensitive, to study the mechanism of side-effects of pharmaceuticals including anticancer drugs.

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Bin Zhou

Bin Zhou
Translational Research Informatics Center
Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation
Japan
Tel. 81-078-303-9093
Fax: 81-078-303-9094
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Biography :

Dr. Bin Zhou is the researcher in Translational Research Informatics Center Kobe Japan after she earned her PhD at Kyoto University. She has published more than 20 Reviewed papers. She was one of the members in Japanese society of clinical pharmacology. She served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of clinical research neurology and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Zhou is also one of the editorial members in Journal of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Research Interest :

Clinical research and clinical trial design methods. Biomarkers for the clinical trial design in Neurological diseases. Development of novel diagnostic and therapeutics to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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Chad Bousman

Chad Bousman
Department of Psychiatry
Royal Melbourne Hospital
University of Melbourne
Australia

Biography :

Chad Bousman completed his education in University of California San Diego School of Medicine San Diego State University, California State University and in University of WisconsinLa Crosse.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Post genomics, Biomarker Development.

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Crispin R Dass

Crispin R Dass
School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Victoria University
Australia
 

Biography :

Dr. Crispin R. Dass [(BAppSci (Hons), PhD)] has 17 years of cell and molecular biology research experience, mainly focusing on oncological R&D. He completed his secondary education in California, before moving to Australia for his tertiary education.  His research is on systems at various levels-in silico, in vitro, in vivo, ADME/Tox, clinical, and also in biomedical education fostering passion in young scientists. His forte lies in formulation of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems for new and old compounds for cancer therapy. He has worked on projects for Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Amgen, and Novartis. His extensive experience is documented in his 120 papers to date, with publications in Nature Medicine, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Biomaterials, Nucleic Acids Research, Cancer, and Journal of Controlled Release. He is currently on the editorial board of 4 other journals in his field, and has been invited to chair sessions and to give keynote lectures at national and international conferences. Based currently in St Albans (Melbourne, Australia), he has research links within Australia and in Thailand, Fiji, USA, China, South Korea, Japan, Iran and India. 
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Cancer R & D
Drug delivery systems
Nanotechnology
Cell biology
Molecular biology
Developmental biology
Gene therapy
Protein therapy
Biomining for safer therapeutics
Tissue regeneration



 

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Hongchang Gao
Professor
Wenzhou Medical University
China

Biography :

Gao Hongchang, professor, Ph.D. supervisor and Younger Subject Leader in Wenzhou Medical University. Dr. Gao had established 600 MHz NMR Laboratory and metabolomics research technology platform at Wenzhou Medical University to explore the basis and consequences of metabolic changes that occurs in diseases. The research areas include: (1) to study the early diagnosis and predict the evolution of disease before the onset of clinical symptoms by metabolomics analysis of patients with cirrhosis or tumors. (2) to study the metabolic profiling of diabetes and its complications in rats with time evolution by using serum, urine and tissue metabolomics to provide the comprehensive understanding of diabetes and its complications. (3) to study the metabolic changes of neurotransmitters in hyperglycemia encephalopathy, Parkinson, and other nervous system disease. I have published 40 SCI papers and these studies were highly recognized by the peers and have a certain influence.

 Biography
Research Interest :

To explore the basis and consequences of metabolic changes that occur in some diseases including diabetes, kidney diseases, and mental diseases using metabolomics approach.

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William CS Cho

William CS Cho
Consultant of Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner Department of Clinical Oncology
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
China

Biography :

Dr. William Chi-shing Cho is the principal investigator of oncoproteomics and microRNA projects at the Department of Clinical Oncology in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. His main research interests have been focusing on cancer studies utilizing high-throughput technologies to discover biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, treatment prediction and prognostication. He is a Chartered Scientist granted by the Science Council (UK) and a fellow member of several institutes, including the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK), Hong Kong Institute of Biomedical Science and Hong Kong Society for Molecular Diagnostic Sciences. Dr Cho has published over 120 papers covering cancer biomarkers, proteomics and microRNAs. He is a renowned scientist and also as an international grant reviewer of the Science Foundation (Ireland), National Medical Research Council (Singapore), Hope Funds for Cancer Research (USA) and Academia Sinica Investigator Award (Taiwan).
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Cancer biomarkers, proteomics, microRNAs, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, non-small cell lung cancer.


 

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Bo Liu

Bo Liu
State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center
Sichuan University
China
Tel. 86-28-85415171
Fax: 86-24-23897379

Biography :

Dr. Bo Liu got his PhD degree in Bioinformatics & Biochemistry from School of Life Sciences of Sichuan University in June 2010. Hitherto, he has made some academic achievements for exploring molecular mechanisms of plant lectin-induced cancer cell apoptosis and autophagy. He reported for the first time that Polygonatum cyrtonema lectin (PCL) could simultaneously induce cancer cell apoptosis and autophagy. Based upon the aforementioned findings, he has published 19 scientific peer-review papers as the first author/corresponding author in several known journals such as Autophagy, IJBCB, Cancer Letters,BBA, Biochimie and ABB. Furthermore, as an editorial member, he has co-written three academic books in autophagy field. So far, he has been invited to be a peer reviewer for more than 20 academic journals such as Apoptosis, Cancer Letters, Genomics, ABB, Peptides, Cell proliferation, Process Biochemistry and etc. Now, he is studying PPI-network-based identification of novel apoptotic and autophagic pathways in cancer.

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Anti-cancer mechanims of plant lectins in vitro and in vivo; Apoptotic signaling pathways in human cancers; Autophagic signaling pathways in human cancers; Bioinformatics-based anti-cancer drug design.

 

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Sang Soo Hah

Sang Soo Hah
Department of Chemistry and Research Institute for Basic Sciences
Kyung Hee University
South Korea
Tel. 82-2-961-2186
Fax: 82-2-966-3701

Biography :

Sang Soo Hah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Kyung Hee University South Korea. He received his PhD in Bioorganic Chemistry from the College of Natural Sciences at Seoul National University and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University USA and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory USA in order to extend his research experience to the areas of molecular biology and toxicology and of cancer etiology and pharmacology. He also worked in industry as a Research Fellow. His current research program is broadly based on organic and biological chemistry of functional molecules and materials mainly focusing on protein/peptide and nucleic acid chemistry toxicology mechanisms of carcinogenesis and cancer pharmacology with ultimate goals of Drugs and Biomarkers Development. He has served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the areas of chemistry cancer biology and toxicology.

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Research Interest :

Biochemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, chemical biology, cancer biology (etiology and pharmacology), biological accelerator mass spectrometry, assay development, drug and carcinogen metabolism, protein-ligand interactions, post-translational modifications, drug and biomarker development, radiation-induced protein expression, biomolecule-facilitated nanosciences, mutagenesis.

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Monika Podhorecka

Monika Podhorecka
Department of Environmental and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Medical Unversity of Lublin
Poland

Biography :

Monika Podhorecka is a medical doctor she graduated from Medical University of Lublin Poland in 1998. She earned her PhD at the Department of Immunology Medical University of Lublin. Currently she is a professor assistant in the Department of Hematooncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation of the University. She published 45 reviewed papers and she was an author of 3 book chapters. She has a teaching experience of more than 10 years. She was one of the members of Polish Society of Hematology. She served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of hematology and pharmacology. She was a member of organizing committee of international conferences on “Chronic lymphoid and myeloid malignancies” that was held in Lublin every two years. She received several scientific awards for instance Polish Health Ministry Award Award of the Rector of Medical University of Lublin.

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Research Interest :

Biology and treatment of chronic lymphoid malignancies, especially chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Apoptosis in pathogenesis of CLL, drug-induced apoptosis in CLL, DNA damage, DNA damage response.

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Alan Prem Kumar

Alan Prem Kumar
Nuclear Receptor and Cancer Pharmacology
Cancer Science Institute of Singapore
National University of Singapore
Center for Life Sciences
Singapore
 

Biography :

Dr. Alan Prem Kumar earned his PhD from University of North Texas, USA. From his PhD work, he discovered a novel regulatory protein, PyrR for the pyrimidine biosynthetic pathway in Pseudomonas. Because pyrimidine biosynthesis is an essential step in the progression of secondary Pseudomonas infections, PyrR presents an attractive anti-pseudomonal drug target. Dr. Kumar then pursued Postdoctoral training in Cancer Research at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, California, USA. He was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship for his work on the role of nuclear receptors in the transcriptional regulation of human myeloperoxidase, a leukocyte enzyme implicated as causative agent in atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Kumar relocated back to Singapore to join the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore as an independent Principal Investigator to continue on his expertise on nuclear receptor and cancer biology. His current research interest includes the role of nuclear receptors involved in the regulation of target genes and to elucidate mechanism and associated signal pathways. Another area of interest is aimed at developing new derivative drugs with hopefully fewer side effects. From a commercialization perspective, he co-filed a patent on a new potent PPARγ ligand for treatment of diabetes and cancer. Dr. Kumar has also successfully set up a USA-Singapore collaboration agreement for another 16 new derivatives drugs-activators and inhibitors of PPARγ for treatment of diabetes and cancer, thence to a clinical trial here in Singapore. Over the years, Dr. Kumar and his laboratory have forged relationships with scientists in cancer research and with cancer advocacy groups in Singapore.

 

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Research Interest :

His area of research focuses on exploring the role of nuclear receptors, such as PPARs, ERα, HNF4α, and DEAD-box RNA helicases in the prevention and treatment of cancer. In addition, they also discovered a novel role for an RNA helicase, DDX20 in cancer cells involving the molecular aspects of tumor cell invasion and metastasis. While the role of HNF4α in regulating glucose metabolism in the liver and pancreas is already known, they are exploring how renal HNF4α contributes to glucose homeostasis, lipid mobilization, and mitochondrial β-oxidation in cellular, animal models, and in various types of nephropathy. Incidentally, down-regulation of HNF4α is also reported to contribute to the progression of liver and kidney cancer. They are also exploring the mechanism(s) involved in the regulation of a few novel HNF4α targets and ways to re-induce its tumor suppressor activity.
 

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Paula I Moreira

Paula I Moreira
Faculty of Medicine
University of Coimbra
Portugal

Biography :

Paula I Moreira received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of Coimbra in 2007. Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Researcher at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra. Moreira has published more than 100 scientific peer-reviewed articles and she is on the editorial board of over 10 journals. Paula Moreira won the Stimulus to Research prize, in 2003, supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and, in 2008, the L’Oreal for Women in Science award supported by L\\Oreal Portugal/UNESCO/ FCT.

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Research Interest :

Her research is mainly focused on the role of mitochondrial and insulin-signaling pathways in neuronal and endothelial (dys) function that occur in brain aging, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.

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Zahra Mojtahedi

Zahra Mojtahedi
Institute for Cancer Research
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Iran
 

Biography :

Zahra Mojtahedi received her medical doctor from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 1998 and her PhD from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2008.  From 2008 to present, she has been an academic faculty at the Institute for Cancer Research of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences where she is now an Assistant Professor and Head of Cancer Proteomics Lab. She has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journal. The major focus of Dr Mojtahedi research and activities is finding new biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, monitoring or therapy.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Mojtahedi’s research interests are focused on uncovering of cancer biomarkers. Her team is trying to find novel markers for breast cancer aggressiveness. They are also trying to investigate Rho-GDI alpha functions and activities in different types of breast cancer. Several ongoing projects on lung cancer are underway for finding molecular mechanisms of umbelliprenin compound in lung cancer.
 

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Borzenko Berta Georgiyevna 

Professor  

Ukraine
Biography :
Borzenko Berta Georgiyevna is professor of Department of Chemistry at Donetsk National Medical University,Ukraine. The major focus of Dr Borzenko research and activities is in Metabolism, Cancer Genetics. He served as a reviewer in more than 20 peer reviewed journals in the areas of Cancer Genetics and metabolism.
 Biography
Research Interest :

Metabolism, Cancer Genetics

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Xing-Ding Zhang
Anderson Cancer Center
USA
Biography :

Dr. Xing-Ding Zhang received his Master and Ph.D. of Medicine degree in the Department of Pharmacology and the Laboratory of Aging and Nervous Diseases at Soochow University in Suzhou, China. Then, he performed a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Cyrus Tang Hematology Center at Soochow in Tumor Molecular Biology. Finally, he got three year postdoctoral fellowship training in the University of Texas MD Anderson Center, which is the best Cancer center in USA. Dr. Zhang published more than 15 in peer-review leading international journals and supported by 10 grants in China and USA. He also is serving as an editorial board member and reviewer in more than 10 journals.

 
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Dr. Zhang’s research focused on the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway as a target for multiple myeloma, and on mechanisms of resistance. He also interested in seeking to establish the mechanisms of Programmed cell death (Autophagy and Apoptosis) in Neurodegenerative diseases and multiple myeloma.

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Muzafar Ahmad Macha

Muzafar Ahmad Macha

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
USA
Biography :

Dr. Macha did his Masters in Biochemistry from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. He qualified several National level competition exams and was awarded the Junior Research Fellowship (NET-JRF). In year 2005, he joined his doctoral program on Head and Neck Cancers (HNCs) in the Department of Biochemistry at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India, which is a premier institute of biomedical research in India. During his five years of doctoral training, he worked on the (a) identification of early diagnostic/ prognostic markers (b) anti-cancer activities of natural products on smokeless Tobacco (ST)/nicotine induced oral cancer models (c) identification and characterization of biomarkers as surrogate end points in clinical trials using natural products for advanced HNCs. His doctoral work besides identifying early diagnostic/prognostic markers, facilitated the identification of several molecular targets of ST and nicotine using the in vitro models and provided the molecular basis for the use of GS for chemoprevention of oral carcinogenesis. 

After joining Dr. Batra’s lab as a post-doctoral fellow in 2011 at University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA, he is extensively involved in identifying the novel mechanisms and signaling alterations associated with mucins in HNC pathogenesis using in vitro and in vivo models. His studies have revealed that mucin MUC4 is differentially upregulated in HNCs and prevents cells from undergoing cell Senescence (cell cycle arrest) thereby increases cell proliferation and survival of HNC cells. Over all, with 10 years of research experience in HNCs, he is sure that his studies will help to unravel novel insights into the involvement of mucins in HNC pathogenesis, identify novel diagnostic/ prognosticators and therapeutic targets to combat this deadly disease. 

 

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Animal handling: Oral cavity/pancreatic cancer orthotopic and subcutaneous xenograft models

Protein technology: Protein estimation, SDS PAGE, western blotting, 2D gel electrophoresis, Immunoprecipitation; Recombinant DNA technology: bacterial culture and preparation of competent cells; Cell culture technique: isolation of genomic plasmid/DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, RT-PCR, Real time PCR, Electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA), chromatin immunoprecipitation (CHIP), cell proliferation and viability assays, invasion and motility assay, scratch assay, immunocytochemistry, confocal laser scan microscopy, FACS analysis, ELISA, immunohistochemistry.

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Mehdi Damaghi
Department of Cancer Imaging & Metabolism,
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
USA
Biography :

Dr. Mehdi Damaghi received his Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran. Then, he performed his post-doctoral fellowship degree in the Department of Cancer Imaging & Metabolism at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, USA. Dr. Damaghi has published more than 9 articles in peer-review leading international journals supported by 4 grants. He is also serving as reviewer in 4 journals namely Pathology Vision, Tumor Biology, Cancer Research, and Plos One. Along with that, he is also associated with various professional memberships such as American Physical Society, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Member of World Molecular Imaging Society.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Cancer progression and evolution and Proteomics based biomarker discovery 

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Jian Zhi Hu

Dr. Jian Zhi Hu

Senior Staff Scientist,

Biological Science Division,

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,

Washington State, USA

Biography :

Dr. Jian Zhi Hu is a post doctoral fellow at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT in Chemistry, He earned his PhD and MS from Wuhan Institute of Physics. He has been completed his BS from Lanzhou University China.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and Imaging (MRI).

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