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Dr. Godfred A. Menezes

Dr. Godfred A. Menezes is currently working as an Assistant Professor & Scientist in the esteemed Hail University, in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is an international visiting faculty in a couple of Institutes. He has set up Central Research Laboratories, including karyotyping station, in couple of Institutes. He has worked as a faculty of Microbiology in various Medical Institutes (in India and Mauritius) and also a Paramedical Institute in India. He has worked as a Scientist in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He was as a Junior Research Fellow and Research Scholar in the Institute of National Importance, The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India. He has also worked as a short term research worker on nanoscience in the renowned Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore, India).

He has been working extensively on molecular characterization of Enterobacteriaceae members, particularly extended and expanded spectrum beta-lactamase producing bacteria and fluoroquinolone resistant bacteria and Diagnostic & Food Microbiology.

He has done his post-graduation in Medical Microbiology from Kasturba Medical College (KMC- MAHE University), Mangalore, India. He has published several research articles in PubMed indexed, peer-reviewed international Journals. He has delivered talks and also presented many posters and papers, in different National and International Conferences. He has won travel grants from Indian Government funding agencies (ICMR, DBT and CSIR) for International conferences for presenting papers and to visit as an invited speaker.

He was awarded his doctorate by the honorable Prime Minister of India, in the convocation held in JIPMER. He is awarded the rapid grant for young investigators (RGYI) grant from DBT, Government of India. He is a recognized PhD Guide under Bharathiar University, Government of Tamil Nadu, India.

He is in the panel of reviewers and in the editorial board of more than dozen reputed, peer-reviewed Medical and Science Journals. He is also an Assistant and Associate Editor of couple of Journals. In recognition for research activities and medical teaching, Marquis Who's Who has published his biography in 2011 and 2014th Edition of Who's Who in the World, the world-renowned reference directory by the publisher of Who's Who. (VIP Number is: 35535126).



Associate editor

Dr. Anna Lange Consiglio

Dr. Anna Lange Consiglio, born in Piacenza on July 3th, 1962, is assistant research professor and laboratory manager of Reproduction Laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Milano (Italy). He graduated in Animal Science (110 magna cum laude) in 1986 and in the same year obtained a graduates position at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Milano. She developed several international collaborations like: 2006- Prof Flávio Vieira Meirelles, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Departamento de Ciências Básicas Pirassununga, SP, Brasil, project on ooplasm transfer and oocyte electrofusion and animal cloning; 2004- Prof. Leon Spicer, Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma,USA. project on the effects of environmental pollution and endocrine disruptors on ovarian folliculogenesis in the swine model; 1998- Animal Reproduction Group, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia: project on pituitary down-regulation by a long term GnRH analog administration; From 1986 up to date, Dr Anna Lange Consiglio has published 116 papers including congress proceedings and peer reviewed articles in the field of the Biology of Reproduction aiming to clarify the connections occurring between male infertility and abnormal sperm chromatin packaging in mammals, studying the role of oxidative stress and apoptosis in influencing nuclear DNA damage in mature sperms. Many other papers regard biotechnology of reproduction in the bovine species including male and female gametes cryopreservation. Since 2008, Dr. Anna Lange Consiglio is responsible for the isolation, culture, expansion and characterization of mesenchymal cells isolated from umbilical cord and amnion in equine, bovine, canine and feline with the prospect of creating a stem cell bank in order to use these cells in regenerative medicine in the veterinary field.



Dr. Mohammed S. Ali-Shtayeh

Dr. Mohammed S. Ali-Shtayeh is affiliated to Biodiversity & Biotechnology Research Unit, Biodiversity & Environm. Res. Center (BERC), Til Village, Nablus, Palestine. He has done Ph.D. in Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Botany, University of Reading, U.K. Positions held: 2001- till now- Professor of Biology and Biotechnology, Biodiversity and Biotechnology Research Unit, Biodiversity & Environmental Research Center (BERC), Til, Nablus, Palestine; 1996 to 2013- Professor of Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Biology and Biotechnology, An-Najah National University (ANU), Nablus, Palestine; 1988 to 1996- Assoc. Prof. of Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Biological Sciences, ANU, Nablus, Palestine; 1982 to 1988 Assistant Prof. of Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Biological Sciences, ANU, Nablus, Palestine; and 1989 to 1990- Fullbright Fellowship, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA. Main Research Interests: Bioexploration of indigenous Palestinian plants – as a source of therapeutics (identification of commercially valuable natural compounds derived from the flora of Palestine); Genotypes and susceptibility to antibiotics; Medical mycology- dermatophytes- epidemiology and genetic diversity; Epigenetics- RNAi, Gene silencing; Genomics-Geminiviruses – Begomoviruses; Plant Genetic Engineering – genetic diversity of indigenous plants and conservation biology. He has published more than 100 research articles in reputed journals.



Prof. Dr. Kamal Eddin Bani-Hani

Prof. Dr. Kamal Eddin Bani-Hani, is President, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Hashemite University, Professor of Surgery, Hashemite University; Department of General Surgery and Specialized Surgery. Among the many awards won, couple of them is Aug 2011, Dr. Nabeeh Muammar Prize for the "Distinguished Physician" Award. In Apr 2009, Scopus-Elsevier award to honor contribution to science Award. He has more than 90 publications to his credit, some of them are, Reema Tayyem, Ihab Numan Shehadeh, Suhad Sameer Abumweis, Hiba Ahmad Bawadi, Kamal Eddin Bani-Hani, Tareq Mohammad Al-Jaberi, Majed Mohammed Alnusair, Dennis Heath. A Comparison of Fruit and Vegetable Intake among Two Groups of Jordanians: Results of Case-Control Study of Colorectal Cancer. Cancer control: journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center 05/2014. Mazahreh T. S., Napolitano L., Risio D., Legnini M., Filippone A., Francomano F., Bani-Hani K. E., Innocenti P. Hepatobiliary cystadenocarcinoma: case report and review of the literature. Chirurgia. 12/2013; 26(6):429-32. Majed M Masadeh, Ahmad S Alkofahi, Karem H Alzoubi, Haitham N Tumah, Kamal Bani-Hani. Anti-Helicobactor pylori activity of some Jordanian medicinal plants. Pharmaceutical Biology 11/2013. Reema Fayez Tayyem, Suhad S Abu-Mweis, Hiba Ahmad Bawadi, Lana Agraib, Kamal Bani-Hani. Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire to Assess Macronutrient and Micronutrient Intake among Jordanians. Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 11/2013. Reema Fayez Tayyem, Ihab Numan Shehadeh, Suhad Sameer Abumweis, Hiba Ahmad Bawadi, Shatha Sabri Hammad, Kamal Eddin Bani-Hani, Tareq Mohammad Al-Jaberi, Majed Mohammed Alnusair. Physical Inactivity, Water Intake and Constipation as Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer among Adults in Jordan. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 01/2013; 14(9):5207-12. Nseir M, Aughsteen AA, Mahmood MF, Al-Khayat M, Hawamdeh HM, Bani-Hani K. Congenital Type 1C Choledochal Cyst: Clinical Presentation and Surgical Treatment. Indian Journal of Surgery 06/2012; 75(1):220-3.



Dr. Nora Maria Cardona Castro

Dr. Nora Maria Cardona Castro, is a Professor (Associate), Researcher at University CES- Instituto Colombiano de Medicina Tropical (ICMT). She has undergone training in various centers such as Undergraduate / Degree in Medicine- CES University, Colombia. Institute of Health Sciences (CES), CES, Colombia. She has studied, Master of Infectious Diseases- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Harvard Medical School, HMS, United States. University of Texas Health Sciences Center At San Antonio, UTHSC, United States; Institute of Tropical Pathology E Saude Publica, IPTSP, Brazil. Central Public Health Laboratory, CPHL, England; Institute of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, IMTL, Britain. The National Hansens Disease Center Baton Rouge La, NHDC, United States. Improvement in Training in Molecular Techniques to Study of Leprosy. Colombian Institute of Tropical Medicine Antonio Roldan Betancur, ICMT, Colombia. Colorado State University, CSU, United States. Institute of Health Sciences, CES, Colombia. National Institute of Health, NIH, United States, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Universidad De Los Andes, UA, Colombia and Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, IMTA, Belgium. She has presented more than 75 full papers in renowned scientific conferences. She has more than scientific publications in reputed journals. She has chapters co-authored in published books such as, 1. In Candida Basics of Medicine. Microbiology of human infections, edited by Corporation for Biological Research. and ed 1. Vol. 1, 657-665. Medellín: CIB. 2. Leprosy In Basic Essentials of Medicine. Microbiology of Human Infections, edited by CIB Corporation for Biological Research and ed 1, 194-200. Medellín: Corporation for Biological Research. 3. In complement Treaty Internal Medicine, edited by Chalem, Escandon , Campos, Esguerra and ed 4. Vol.1, 54-56. Bogot 's: Quebecor World Bogotá. 5. Leprosy in fundamentals of medicine, infectious diseases. , edited by CIB biological research corporation and the 6th ed. medellin: corporation for biological research- Book: Tropical Diseases. Editors: Marcos Restrepo, David Botero, Nora Cardona - Castro. Editorial CES.



Dr. Amirhossein Ahmadi

Dr. Amirhossein Ahmadi, is affiliated to Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Sasi, Iran. Research experience: Nano-radiopharmaceuticals in Cancer Stem Cells Therapy Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department of Medical Nanotechnology & Radiopharmacy Tehr?n, Iran; Senior Researcher Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center Sari, Iran. To obtain more effective natural products for minimizing side effects of chemotherapeutic drugs as well as genotoxic agents in human and animal; Research in the field of Radioprotective agents as well as other fields of radiopharmacology Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Radiopharmacy Sari, Iran. Journal Publications (Total 48, some of the recent ones): Emran Habibi, Mohammad Shokrzadeh, Amirhossein Ahmadi, Aroona Chabra, Farshad Naghshvar, Razieh Keshavarz-Maleki: Genoprotective effects of Origanum vulgare ethanolic extract against cyclophosphamide-induced genotoxicity in mice bone marrow cells. Pharmaceutical Biology 03/2014; Emran Habibi, Mohammad Shokrzadeh, Aroona Chabra, Farshad Naghshvar, Razieh Keshavarz-Maleki, Amirhossein Ahmadi: Protective effects of Origanum vulgare L. ethanolic extract against cyclophosphamide-induced liver toxicity in mice. Pharmaceutical Biology 03/2014.



Dr.Rajnikant Dixit

Dr. Rajnikant Dixit, is Ph.D. in Biotechnology from M.D. University, Rohtak, 2004. Following his Postdoctoral training at National Institute of Health (NIH, USA), he received Prestigious Fellowship award of 'Ramalingaswami Fellowship' sponsored by DBT, Govt. India. Currently, he is serving as Scientist (Ramalingaswami Fellow) at National Institute of Malaria Research, Delhi, India. Since Ph.D., he is working in the field of molecular and functional genomics of mosquito vectors transmitting infectious diseases viz. malaria, dengue etc. He is also member of editorial board/reviewer for many scientific journals. His research work is focused to understand the molecular genetics of the vector competence and innate immune responses, affecting parasite development and transmission. For advanced studies, he established and heading Host-Parasite Interaction Biology Group, at NIMR. Many valuable findings, especially novel molecular immune targets credited to many high impact publications. Recently, first time his group demonstrated that mosquito salivary glands harbors more diverse microbial communities than gut, in contrast to the previous belief, that non-gut tissue may have lesser microbial load. He is also receipt of prestigious award of Rapid Grant for Young Investigator (RGYI), as an independent Principal Investigator.



Assistant Editor

Dr. Regina Menezes

Dr. Regina Menezes, began her scientific career with BSc and MSc degrees in Biological Sciences – Genetics followed by a PhD in Genetics at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf (HHU). During her PhD she studied the molecular switch governing galactose metabolism in yeasts. In 2003 she joined the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB) in Portugal as a postdoctoral fellow aiming to broaden her expertise in yeast biology, particularly in the field of metal stress responses. She is currently affiliated to Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (iBET)/ITQB. Her work is focused on the study of the molecular mechanisms underlying human diseases as well as cellular protection mechanisms triggered by phytochemicals using humanized yeasts models of neurodegeneration, inflammation, cancer, type II diabetes and hematological diseases. She has participated in seven national and international research projects aiming at deciphering the molecular networks governing yeast stress responses. The most recent is the EC-funded project BacHBerry-FP7-KBBE, whose main objective is the bioprospection and synthetic production of berry phenolics in bacterial factories. She has published seventeen papers in international peer-reviewed journals, one book chapter and sixteen abstracts in peer-reviewed international journals. She has also actively participated in many international and national scientific meetings, in which she has delivered seven oral presentations and presented more than twenty-five posters. She has supervised one post-doc fellow, two PhD students, six young researchers, three MSc students and several final-year undergraduate students. She has participated in the Editorial board and as ad-hoc referee of several scientific journals and her active participation in the EU Proteostasis COST Action and EU consortium projects have made possible building a wide collaboration network



Dr. Mujde Eryilmaz

Dr. Mujde Eryilmaz, is an Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara University. She was a trainee at Division of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Pathology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York-USA between May-September 2004. Infection prevention and control, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, new antimicrobial substances are included in her research interests. She has 14 publications in varied journals and 19 poster presentations at several scientific meetings. Currently, she is a member of the Editorial Board of International Research Journal of Pharmaceuticals, Research Journal of Biology, Enliven: Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety.



Dr. Mohammed S. Al-Mogbel

Dr. Mohammed S. Al-Mogbel, is currently working as Dean in the College of Public Health Faculty, in the esteemed Hail University, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has done his PhD in Medical and Molecular Microbiology from King Saud University. His field of specialization is Medical Bacteriology. His Master thesis was on "Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Riyadh". His Ph.D. thesis was on "Evaluation of Traditional and Molecular Methods of Typing Isolates of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus". His current research interests are; antibiogram, nosocomial infection, infection control, and molecular typing. He has conducted several seminars and workshops and given several scientific lectures. He has several scientific publications in reputed and indexed journals. Additional responsibilities taken up as Dean of College of Public Health are Deputy Director and Head of Microbiology Section: Molecular Diagnostics and Personalized Therapeutics Unit: A newly established world class research center at the University of Hail, Saudi Arabia. The research center is equipped with the state-of-the-art modern technological equipments along with all the basic necessities. He is also a Director of Environmental Health Sciences research Unit (EHSRU) at the College of Public Health, University of Hail.



Dr. Umashankar Lakshmanadoss

Dr. Umashankar Lakshmanadoss

Dr. Umashankar Lakshmanadoss MD, is a faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA. He is also serving as Director of Inpatient Consult Service, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical center. He earned his medical degree from TN MGR medical university, India and completed his post graduation training in Internal Medicine at Madras medical College. He also got trained in Internal medicine at Unity Health System, affiliated to University of Rochester, USA. In addition to be an excellent clinician and teacher, his objective is to become a clinical researcher - to bridge the “vital gaps” in the delivery of the evidence-based care to the patients. His areas of interests include sudden cardiac death and therapeutic hypothermia, improving the evidence based management for heart failure and device based therapies for heart failure and its complications. He has presented in various prestigious conferences like American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Conferences. Dr. Umashankar Lakshmanadoss has been honored as a reviewer for American Journal of Cardiology, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Cardiology research and practice, Journal of Hospital Medicine, Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics Journal, Webmed Central, The Open Epidemiology Journal and as an editor for the Annual house staff Academic Review, Unity Health System, University of Rochester, USA.



Dr. Debajit Thakur


Dr. Debajit Thakur, is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Life Sciences Division, Institute of Advanced Study in Science & Technology, in Guwahati, Assam. His area of research is Microbial bioactive secondary metabolite/s, plant-microbes interaction (biofertilizer, biocontrol), Microbial enzyme and biotransformation. He has 4 ongoing projects as Principal Investigator, funded by Government of India.

The projects are, 1. Drug discovery from Actinomycetes of North Eastern India against neglected bacterial and fungal diseases (DST); 2. Exploration of microbial diversity associated with Tea Rhizosphere Soil and utilization for the production of plant growth promoting substances and bio-control of prominent fungal diseases and pests (DBT); 3. Exploration of Actinomycetes in soil of protected forest areas of Assam for antioxidant activity and its potential application against bacterial and fungal pathogens (ICMR); 4. Molecular Genetic diversity of HouttuyniaThunb. germplasms prevalent in North East India and screening for Antioxidant along with antimicrobial activity (DBT). He has several research publications in pubmed indexed journals.

He has three book chapters coauthored to his credit, 1. Antimicrobial resistance in gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria: Progress and challenges.. In: Microbial Biotechnology (eds. R. Saikia, R.L. Bezbaruah and T. C. Bora), New India publishing agency, New Delhi, 2008, pp. 349-375, ISBN: 81-89422804; 2. Compost, microbes and amendments of biocontrol additives. In: Microbial Biotechnology for crop production- Past, Present and Future Perspectives (eds. A K Yadav, S. Raychoudhary and N. C. Talukdar), Shree Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 2004, pp. 318-323, ISBN 81-88658-54-5; 3. Biotransformation of β-lactam antibiotics: State of art. In: Biological and Biotechnological Resources (eds. G. Tripathi and Y. C. Tripathi), Campus Books, New Delhi, 2002, pp. 288-302, ISBN 81-8030-009-9 (2002).



Dr. Manisha Yadav

Dr. Manisha Yadav, is currently working as Assistant Professor, in the division of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi. She did her Ph.D. from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India in 2005. She was awarded “Major General Amir Chand Medal for Research” for her PhD research. After her PhD, she joined as a Postdoctoral fellow and later as Research Assistant in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Glycobiology of Lund University, Sweden. She co-supervised several graduate and medical students at Lund University. She worked to investigate the molecular basis of host cell signalling in innate immune responses to uropathogenic Escherichia coli and the disease association of the responsible genes. Dr Yadav has published her research in high impact journals like Nature Medicine and PLoS Pathogen.

Currently, Dr Manisha Yadav is working to identify the host receptors and the host-parasite’s pathways involved in the symptomatic and asymptomatic sequelae and immune evasion caused by Trichomonas vaginalis, Sepsis and Urinary Tract Infections. In addition, she is working to identify the host molecules responsible for acute inflammation and particular virulence factors triggering the inflammatory pathway after Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) infection. Ultimate objective of her group is to identify the target molecule(s) either in the host or in bacteria that may be exploited for diseases therapeutics. Dr Manisha is a prolific reviewer in many of international peer review journals mainly in the area of Microbiology. She holds many academic and administrative positions in Delhi University and other Universities.

Dr. Manisha Yadav has been invited regularly for lectures in her area of expertise on institutional, National and international levels. Her awards are, Rapid Grant for Young Investigator Award (RGYI) from DBT, New Delhi. 2012; FAST track for Young Scientist Award from DST, New Delhi. 2011; Awarded Maggie Stephens Stiftelse for attending 60th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, at Hamilton, Canada. 2010; and Bill and Melinda Gates foundation ICOPA bursary for participating in IX International Congress of Parasitology, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, in 2006.



Dr. Ramesh Kandimalla

Dr. Ramesh Kandimalla, is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Radiation Oncology; Emory University; Atlanta; USA. He has done his masters in Biochemistry from Manipal University, Manipal, India. He did his PhD in Biochemistry from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He has also worked as Postdoctoral fellow; Douglas Mental Health University Institute; McGill University; Montreal; Canada. He has more than 20 publications in reputed scientific journals. He has presented papers in renowned international conferences. The awards won are; 2014 ASIOA Gopala Krishna Memorial Junior Scientist Award in Biochemistry; 2013 Scholars-in-Training (SIT) Travel Award to the Radiation Research Society. Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA September 14-18th, 2013; 2012 Recipient of Prof R Nath Gold medal award in the field of biomedical Sciences for the research paper entitled Apo Eε4 allele in conjunction with Aβ42 and tau in CSF: Biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease. 2007 Topper in the PGIMER-PhD Entrance Examination (July, 2007). 2003 First Rank in M.Sc. at the Manipal University, Medical Biochemistry final Examination. 2002 First prize for the oral presentation of the scientific paper “Antimutagenic Effect of selected dietary ingredients” at Integrated Science National Meet for College Students (ISNM02), Chennai, India. He is an editorial board member/ reviewer of journals, International Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics; American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience; Neurotoxicology (Reviewer); and International Scholarly Research Notices (Reviewer). He is a member of- The Science Advisory Board and Radiation Research Society (RADRS).



Dr. Amer A. Taqa

Dr. Amer A. Taqa, is a Professor in the Department of Dental Basic Science College of Dentistry/Mosul university/Iraq. He has done MSc and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry. He has more than 20 years of teaching experience. The following are the award won, 2014: Governmental prize for scientific researches; 2012: Governmental prize for scientific researches; 2000: Governmental prize for research entitled" synthetic hydroxyl apatite crystals in bonding agent "Baghdad;1999: Governmental prize for research entitled "Preparation of a new varnish for dentures" Baghdad; 1999: Governmental prize for research entitled "preparation of ninoproct a new xylocaine analogue for the treatment of homorate" Baghdad; 1999: Governmental prize for research entitled "chemical and Antimicrobial effect of incorporated compounds on denture Base Materials, Baghdad; 1999: Governmental prize for research entitled "Preparation of a new Solution for teeth bleaching, Baghdad; 1998: Governmental prize for research entitled "Preparation of a new Powder denture cleaner? Baghdad. He is a member of more than 20 scientific societies and committees. He is an editor of chief of Journal of Dentistry, Medicine and Medical Sciences. He is an editorial board member of more than 40 journals. He has published more than 80 scientific papers and several scientific books.



Dr. S. Mohana Roopan

Dr. S. Mohana Roopan, is currently working as Assistant Professor (Senior), in Organic Chemistry Division, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University, Vellore – 632014, Tamil Nadu, India. His PhD thesis was on “Synthesis of nitrogen Heterocyclic compounds and their biological properties-Quinolines, Indolines, Quinazolinones, Luotonins”, done at VIT University, Vellore, T.N. India. His achievements are- In 2006: University III rank holder (8.6 GCPA out of 10). In 2009-2010: Three of my article is selected as most important reaction in organic and organometallic chemistry by WILEY-VCH Cheminform, which covers more than 200 International Journals. In 2010: Received Research Award – 2011 (Contribution towards publication) from VIT University, Vellore. In 2011:Received Research Award – 2012 (Contribution towards publication and grant) from VIT University, Vellore. In 2012: Received Research Award – 2013 (Contribution towards publication and grant) from VIT University, Vellore. In 2013: Received Young Scientist Award DBT- RGYI-2013. In 2013: Received Young Scientist Award DST- FTYS-2013. In 2013 received research award – 2013 (Contribution towards publication and grant) from VIT University, Vellore. He has several papers, a project and 2 patents to his credit. His research interests are; Discovery and development of new synthetic methodologies for the synthesis of architecturally complex natural products or lead compounds having pharmacological importance. Development of new catalyst and their application in the field of organic synthesis. Synthesis and larvicidal activity of Nitrogen heterocyclic compounds. Biosynthesis of nanoparticles and its catalytic application in the heterocyclic ring construction. Isolation and identification of biologically active compounds from the Indian medicinal plants.



Dr. Jiaur R. Gayen

Dr. Jiaur R. Gayen, is currently working as Scientist; in the Division of Pharmacokinetics & Metabolism, CSIR - Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. Position/Employment in the past are; Scientist, CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. Assistant Project Scientist Step II; University of California-San Diego, USA. Postdoctoral Fellow; School of Medicine, University of California-San Diego, USA. Research Fellow; Bose Institute, Calcutta, India. Lecturer; Himalayan Pharmacy College, Gangtok, India. Postdoctoral Research; School of Medicine, University of California-San Diego, USA. His PhD is from Bose Institute (Jadavpur University), Calcutta, India and M. Pharm. is from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India.

Honors/Awards won are: 1. Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2011, DBT, Govt. of India. 2. Rapid Grant for Young Investigator (RGYI) Award 2011-12, DBT, Govt. of India. 3. Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientist, DST, Govt. of India. 4. Senior Scientist Award 2011, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, India 5. Fellow of Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy (FABAP), India. 6. Fellow of Society of Applied Biotechnology (FSAB), India. 7. Associate of Institution of Chemists (India) (AIC) and 8. Prof. Anupam Sengupta Memorial Medal 2001, Jadavpur University, India. He has several publications to his credit with a research collaboration with University of California at San Diego, USA.

His research interests are; Metabolic Syndrome: Regulation of hypertension, obesity, diabetes and insulin-sensitivity by therapeutically active molecules; exploration of mechanism of actions; drug discovery research. Pharmacokinetics & Metabolism: Pharmacokinetic and metabolic studies of pharmacologically/ therapeutically active compounds. Phytochemistry: Identification, isolation of active ingredients and pharmacological/therapeutical evaluation of medicinal plants. Exploring activity of natural products against hypertension, obesity and diabetes.



Dr. Rohit Seth

Dr. Rohit Seth, has done his post-graduation and PhD in zoology from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India. He has been working primarily on Central Nervous System (CNS). He has done teaching or mentoring in Institutes such as, Guru Ghasidas Viswavidyalaya, Bilaspur (CG); College of Medicine, Florida State University (FSU) Tallahassee, FL, USA; and Tallahassee Community College (TCC) at Tallahassee, FL, USA. His research experience includes, Associate Professor/In-charge, Department of Zoology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur (C.G.); Postdoctoral Research Associate: Department of Biomedical Science, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee. Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; worked as a Ph.D. student at Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India; Availed DAAD fellowship by German Academic Exchange Services; and awarded senior research fellowship from CSIR, New Delhi.

He is a reviewer of international journals, Reproduction (The Journal of Society of Reproduction and Fertility) and Brain Research (Elsevier Publishing House). He has involved in couple of administrative responsibilities. He has several scientific publications in reputed and indexed journals. He has won awards such as, Young Researchers Conclave, at IIT Gandhinagar; Travel grant from American Society of Nephrology; MP–SLE; USDA (Indo-US fellowship); and B.H.U. Fellow. He has given several invited lectures and is member of various esteemed professional societies.



Dr. Navneet Singh Chaudhary

Dr. Navneet Singh Chaudhary, is currently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India. His PhD is from Protein Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), India. He is awarded with the research grants such as, A research project supported by DST-SERB, Govt. of India under “Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists-2013” on “Identification, Isolation and Characterization of Anti-Alzheimer’s Disease Compounds (Acetyl-Cholinesterase Inhibitors) from Natural Sources”; A major research project financially supported by DBT, Govt. of India under prestigious RGYI (Rapid Grants for Young Investigators) Scheme-2012 on “Functional and Structural Characterization of Ribosome Inactivating Protein with Lectin Activity from Momordica dioica”; and A minor research projects supported by DST Rajasthan on “Screening for Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Unexploited Plants of Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan”.

He has received travel grants and also JRF and SRF from UGC, Government of India. His Post PhD Professional and Research Training is from July 2013 to September 2013 (Two months) at CSIR-Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad; and Participated in “EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course” (International) organized by CSIR-CCMB-EMBO at CCMB Hyderabad, India from 29 November to 06 December 2012. He has hands on experience in hands on expertise in: Protein and enzyme purification, FPLC, HPLC; IEF, Western, southern blotting, protein sequencing, enzyme and inhibitor kinetics studies, RNA & DNA Isolation, mRNA purification, RT-PCR, cloning, transformation and gene expression experiments, Secondary structure analysis of proteins and peptides by CD, Fluorescence spectroscopy, peptide characterization by LC-MS, ESI-MS, MALDI-MS-MS and Peptide Mass Fingerprinting, SEM, TEM, AFM, ELISA, Antigen-antibody analysis etc. He has a book chapter and several publications to his credit.



Dr. Manik Pradhan

Dr. Manik Pradhan, is currently working as an Assistant Professor in S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India. His academic qualifications are M.Sc from University of Calcutta M. Tech from IIT Kharagpur, India; and Ph.D from University of Bristol, United Kingdom. His academic/ research posts held are, Assistant Professor at S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Calcutta; Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Stanford University, USA; Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Cambridge University, UK; and Visiting Research Fellow: IAMS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. His Awards/Fellowships/Research Grants are, Rapid Grant for Young Investigators (RGYI), DBT, India; Grant from Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), India; Isaac Newton Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship: Trinity College, Cambridge, UK; Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award: University of Bristol, UK; Awarded Best Poster Prize: Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; and IAMS Research Assistantship: IAMS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He has several scientific publications in reputed journals. His current research areas are, Biomedical science and noninvasive clinical diagnostics; Human breath analysis and molecular diagnosis of diseases using laser spectroscopy; Cavity ring-down Spectroscopy and Quantum Cascade Laser spectroscopy; High-resolution fundamental molecular spectroscopy; and Environmental Sensing and isotope ratio measurements. His recent publication in 2014 is on Residual gas analyzer-mass spectrometry for human breath analysis: a new tool for the non-invasive diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection. J. Breath. Res., 8, 016005.



Dr. Biman B. Mandal

Dr. Biman B. Mandal, is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India. His educational qualifications are, M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Department of Biotechnology, HPU, Shimla, India; Ph.D. (Biotechnology), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India; and Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, USA. His research interests are, Smart Biomaterials; Stem cells; Tissue engineering; and Drug delivery. He has several international peer reviewed publications, including in journals such as PNAS; Biomaterials; Tissue Engineering; and Biotechnology Bioengineering. He has three US patents as main/lead inventor; three chapters; Journal cover page: 04 (in PNAS, Biotechnology & Bioengineering and 2 in Macromolecular Bioscience) and 29 presentations (Invited/Oral talks/Abstracts presented in International/National Symposia/conferences) to his credit. His awards won are, Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award (GYTI- 2014) by Dr. R.A. Mashelkar at IIM Ahmedabad; INSPIRE Faculty award 2013 by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award 2013 by National Academy of Sciences India; DST-FAST TRACK Young Investigator Grant Award 2013 by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; MAHE Award 2012 at BIND International Conference, IISC, Bangalore, India; Rapid Grants for Young Investigator (RGYI) award 2012 by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India; Young Scientist Research Grant Award 2011 by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India; and SYIS Young Investigator Award, TERMIS AP 2011, Singapore.



Dr. Dibyendu Banerjee

Dr. Dibyendu Banerjee, is currently working as Scientist C, Molecular and Structural Biology Division, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, UP, India. He has done his PhD from School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He is post-graduated in Human Genetics, Dept. of Zoology, Banaras Hindu, University, Varanasi, India. He is a life member of the Society for Biological Chemists (SBC), India and annaual member of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). His honors and awards won are; 1. Graduate Aptitude Test for Science (GATE) conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India, 2000; 2. Recipient of Centre for Advanced Studies Fellowship, Department of Zoology, BHU, Varanasi, India, Sept 2000 to Dec 2001; 3. Recipient of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Fellowship for research anywhere in India, conducted by CSIR, 2002-2007; 4. Recipient of the RGYI- DBT young investigator grant 2012; and Recipient of the DST-Fastrack young investigator grant 2012. To sum up; 1. Recently discovered and published novel anticancer molecules with activity against colon cancer using pharmacophore based drug screening. 2. I have been granted an Indian patent for a series of anticancer compounds from CSIR-CDRI with activity against pancreatic cancer. 3. I have recently discovered a NCE with broad spectrum activity against both fungi and bacteria, including against MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus). 4. I work with a team of Medicinal chemists, Bioinformaticians, Cell biologists, Biochemists, and Veterinarians (for animal models) to discover new anticancer and antibiotic molecules.



Dr. Jayanthi Abraham

Dr. Jayanthi Abraham, is Associate Professor at Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory VIT University, Vellore India. She is interested in working with isolation of pesticide degrading microbes from vegetables and crops cultivated agricultural soil; soil which has been exposed to pesticide contamination. Wide range of unusual microbes have been isolated and employed in bioremediation of pesticides such as Chlopyrifos, Malathion, Monocrotophos, Endosulfan, Prophenophos and Cypermethrin. She also has experience in working with isolation and characterization of microbes from various effluents: Textile mill wastewater, Pharmaceutical waste water, Tanner effluent, sugar mill effluent and degradation of diesel.Another area of research she has been exploring recently is isolation, characterization of bioactive compounds from natural sources with antimicrobials towards drug resistant strains, anticancer compounds with cytotoxic effect against human carcinoma cell lines. Currently, in her lab work is in progress in isolation of compounds from bacteria belonging to the Phylum Actinobactera, Fungus and Peptides with antimicrobial potential from pulses. The effective compounds thus, obtained are being validated with bioinformatics tools including AutoDock 4.0, iGemDock and Simulation studies. She has also experience in biosynthesis of nanoparticles and their effect on clinical pathogens.



Dr. Manzoor Ahmed Thokar

Dr. Manzoor Ahmed Thokar, presently giving his service as Professor, Microbiology, Omar Al Mukhtar University, Albeda Libya, He earned his MBBS from GMC Srinagar (NAAC Accredited University of Kashmir) in 1981 & MD (Medical Microbiology from SKIMS Deemed University in the year 1987. He has also served in the past as Professor Microbiology, faculty of Medicine, Al Arab University, Benghazi, Libya and as Additional Professor Microbiology SKIMS, Kashmir.

He has also worked as Senior Consultant Microbiology & Chairman Infection Control Security forces hospital, Dammam, KSA & Infection Control In charge SKIMS. He has several national and international research and review articles to his credit. Dr. Manzoor Ahmed Thokar is Member of International society of infectious diseases –ISID, International Federation of Infection control (IFIC), Life member Indian Association of Medical Microbiology (IAMM), Founder & Executive member Gastro intestinal infection society- India (GISI),Life Member Hospital Infection control society India (HISI), Founder, Indian Association of Medical Microbiology-IAMM-(Jammu & Kashmir Chapter). and is a reviewer of repute for journals such as for British journal of Microbiology research & African journal of Microbiology research to name a few. His research areas of interest are antibiotic drug resistance, infectious diseases, infection control, Microbiological surveillance, Molecular epidemiology, Zoonotic diseases & re-emerging infections.



Editorial panel

Dr. Renu nagar

Dr. Renu nagar MD, is presently providing her services as an in-charge, Biochemistry & Emergency Laboratories and Assistant Prof, Biochemistry, Dr. R.P. Government Medical College, Kangra, HP, India. Previously she had been working experience as a Head, department of Biochemistry, Tripoli Medical College, Tripoli, Libya and King Abdul Aziz Health College, Al-Taif, Saudi Arabia. She is reviewer in several reputed international journals.



Dr.Waseem Khaliq

Dr.Waseem Khaliq M.D, M.P.H is faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, He earned a medical degree at King Edward Medical University, Pakistan and Master's in Public Health (MPH),at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He completed his training in internal medicine at University of Illinois, Urbana. His research interest include cancer prevention and surveillance,genetic risk factors for breast and prostate cancer, evidence-based medicine,epidemiology, and quality improvement in medical care.He is a member of Society of Hospital medicine.



Dr. Venkat P Gundareddy MD

Dr. Venkat P Gundareddy MD, is an Instructor of medicine, Collaborative Inpatient Management Services ,Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, , Baltimore,USA.He earned his medical degree from NTR Health University ,India and completed his post graduate from, St Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY.He has developed his research area of Interest in Cost effectiveness of repeat lipase levels in the management of acute pancreatitis-A pilot study presented at QI fair 2009 at St Barnabas Hospital.



Dr.Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash

Dr.Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash

Dr.Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash, graduated from St. Aloysius college, Mangalore and did his Masters degree in Medical Microbiology from Kasturba Medical College securing 1st rank from Manipal University. Presently working as Faculty of Medicine, Assistant Professor in Microbiology at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University and is In-charge for the Medical Mycology Laboratory at Kasturba Medical college, Manipal. He had been invited as a Guest Researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mycotic Diseases Branch, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and is a recipient of Indian Academy of Sciences – Indian National Science Academy - The National Academy of Sciences, Summer Research Fellowship in 2008. He is actively involved with the Society of Indian Human and Animal Mycology and Mycological Society of India and is presently involved with National and International collaborative projects in the field of Medical Mycology. He has extensively presented and published scientific papers pertaining to Medical mycology and has been nominated for the Department of Science and Technology - Government of Karnataka Seed money for Young Scientist Research. He has recently been elected as the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology young mycologists representative for the Asia Pacific countries. He is member of International Forum of Teachers of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and involved with the Physicians & Scientists of Mycoses Study Group Education & Research Consortium (MSGERC). In 2014 he received Distinguished Alumnus award from his alma mater.



Dr.Soumendra Sahoo

Dr.Soumendra Sahoo, is a head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia. He had completed his Master in Surgery (Ophthalmology) from VSS Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur University, Orissa, India. Prof. Dr Soumendra Sahoo having more than 15 years of teaching experience. He had credited several national and international research and review articles, books and chapters. His current field of research includes:- Novel Ophthalmic drug delivery system.



Dr. Jagatheesan Alagesan

Dr. Jagatheesan Alagesan, is presently providing his services as an Associate Professor, College of Physiotherapy, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth and Coordinator for post graduate course in physiotherapy and Head of the department of Pediatric physiotherapy, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, India. His research areas of interest are Physiotherapy, yoga, psychology and evidence based physiotherapy. He has supervised 36 M.Phil, MPT, MSc student projects. He has several international and national research publications and associated as a reviewer in various international journals.



Dr. Kal R. Sharma

Dr. Kal R. Sharma, received his B.Tech in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India in 1985 and MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV in 1987 an 1990 respectively. His post doctoral research training was under former chair and Prof. R. Shankar Subrmanian, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, Chemical Engineering. He is the author of 14 Books, 555 Conference Papers, 152 Articles/Bibliographic Archivals (7 Book-Chapters, 3 Review Articles) and 112 other presentations. He has instructed 2907 students in India and at HBCUs and technical and other colleges in USA in 109 courses. A number of these courses are in bioengineering. He is a Fellow of Indian Chemical Society and listed in Who’s Who in America. . He has reviewed several Journal Articles. He serves on other Editorial Boards such as, ChemXpress, Rajkot, India. Editorial Board, Caspian Journal of Applied Science and Research, Penang, Malaysia. Associate Editor, Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, Oxford/New York/Delhi. He has held high level positions in academia. He has received cash awards from Monsanto Plastics Technogy, Indian Orchad, MA, SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India, Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX. He has received 14 press citations. His works have been cited more than 300 times in refereed journals. His book is required text in the graduate level course in electronics in Mumbai University, Mumbai, India. His paper on Pharamcokinetics of Krebs Cycle Kinetics and Michaelis and Menten kinetics in the Journal of Encapsulation and Adsobtion Sciences have been downloaded more than 1061 times. Currently he teaches at Texas Southern University, Houston, TX and serves as Adjunct Professor in the Physics Department.



Dr. Nagi Idris

Dr. Nagi Idris, presently providing his services as Head of the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Omar Al-Mokhtar University, Albeida, Libya, which has approximately 1000 students in total on its undergraduate courses. In this role Dr Nagi Idris responsible for the leadership, management and development of the School. A key undertaking of this role is to ensure that all of our students gain a first class education that ensures their employment prospects and equips them to be the leaders in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences of tomorrow. It is my job to create the conditions that allow students and staff to excel. Previously Dr Nagi Idris have been academic staff member of the School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford, UK and a senior research scientist work on schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease projects managed by B-neuro. He collaborated with global pharmaceutical companies, bio-techs to identify targets and validate novel compounds to advance into clinical trials. Dr Nagi Idris contributed significantly towards the development of new methods for testing novel agents for their efficacy to improve this unmet clinical need. Participation in internal and external networks; in particular collaborations with an extensive group of academic and industrial groups in the wider field of schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease research, including GlaxoSmithKline, Lundbeck, Neurosearch, Merz, Forest and Takeda, Johnson and Johnson, Rocha, Pfizer, Biodynamic, Oragnon, Eisai and Autifony. Regularly present novel data, spoken in symposia at national and international conferences and prepare papers for publication.



Dr.Ahmet Aslan

Dr.Ahmet Aslan, Graduated, master's and doctoral specialization from Suleyman Demirel University, Medicine Faculty, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Isparta/TURKEY in 2008. He is currently working at Afyonkarahisar State Hospital, Orthopaedics and Trauma as a surgeon. His areas of Interest and specialization are hip surgery (pediatric, adult and geriatric), osteoarthritis disease and related surgery (arthroplasty etc.). Osteoporosis and related surgery (osteoporotic fractures), fracture healing (experimental and clinical). Dr. Ahmet Aslan is associated with Turk?sh Medical Association, Turkish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Turkish Association of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Turkih Bone and Joint surgery Association, Turkish Geriatric Association.



Dr. Antonio Simone Laganà

Dr. Antonio Simone Laganà, MD from the "Department of Pediatric, Gynecological, Microbiological and Biomedical Sciences" of the University of Messina (Italy).Currently, he is member of the "Italian Association of Endometriosis" Expert Panel , In-Training Member of the "Society for Gynecologic Investigation", Regular Member of the "European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology", of the “International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, of the “Italian Society of Gynecology of Childhood and Adolescence”, of the “Italian Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy” and of Giorgio Pardi Foundation’s professional research team. Dr. Antonio Simone Laganà research interests are: Endometriosis, Reproductive Immunology, T cell subsets, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Organogenesis and Genetic of Mullerian-lDerived Structures, Gynecological Endocrinology, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy, Minimally invasive surgery in ob/gyn.




Dr. Tuba Berra Saratas

Dr. Tuba Berra Saratas,Graduated from Hacettepe University Medical School in year 1999. Dr. Tuba Berra Sar?tas MD, is at Necmettin Erbakan UNI. Meram Medical School Anesthesiology and Reanimation Dpt as Associate Prof Dr. Konya, Turkey. She was the chief of ortopedic anesthesia and outpatient anesthesia departments. Her areas of interests include postoperative analgesia, postoperative care, and intensive care. She also worked in intensive care unit chief of the Meram Medical School for approximatel 2 years. She was graduated from the most important University of Hacettepe, Turkey. She also worked in Afyon Kocatepe University Medical Faculty as chief of intensive care unit and outpatient anesthesia department between 2011-2012. She is member of Turkish Natioal Anesthesia Society, ESA, Turkish Intensive Care Society, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia Society.



Dr. Rajesh M.Patel

Dr. Rajesh M.Patel, M.Pharm (Biotech.), Ph.D., is a faculty of Department of Biotechnology, S.K.Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Ganpat University, INDIA. He has completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from Ganpat University in 2011. He has guided over 15 students in their research projects in various areas of Biotechnology like anti cancer drug screening of drugs of plant and synthetic origin, Isolation and purification of industrially important enzymes, Screening of microtubule targeting drugs of plant and synthetic origin etc. He is actively a editorial board member of several reputed national journals. He has published 3 articles in international journals, 30 articles in national journals and also published 2 books in international publication house. He has received Silver medal in the national level essay competition with the theme titled “Steps to Revitalize Pharmacy Profession in India” organized by PERD centre, Ahmedabad on 11 th December, 2009. He is also a active life member of several prestigious national societies like Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India (APTI), Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), In Pharm Association, Association of Pharmacy Professionals and Indian Society of cell Biology. His area of research interest are: 1. Elucidating the role of microtubule dynamics in cellular processes and screening of anti cancer drugs of synthetic and plant origin targeting microtubules, 2. Isolation and characterization of therapeutic proteins and peptides from microbial origin, 3. Design and development of cell based vaccines and their characterization by analytical methods. 4. Analysis and purification of therapeutic proteins produced by r-DNA technology.



Dr. Salah Eldin Ibrahim Kheder

Dr. Salah Eldin Ibrahim Kheder, Pharmacy Program Coordinator (Dean) Pharmacy Programme National College of Medical and Technical,University of Khartoum, Khartoum-3783,Sudan. Dr Salah Eldin I Kheder having several years of teaching experience at graduate and postgraduate level and serving in editorial board of various national and international journals.



Regional editor:South east asia

Dr.Karunrat Tewthanom

Dr.Karunrat Tewthanom, is Head, Department of Pharmacy Silpakorn University, Maung, NakornPathom, 73000, Thailand. She has completed her Ph.D in Pharmaceutical care programme (international), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in year 2008.Her research areas of interest is in Pharmaceutical care, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Bioavailability and Bioequivalence. Dr. Dr.Karunrat Tewthanom is Member of Member of International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), Member of International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT), subcommittee in academic area in Drug Information System Module, New drug and Novel Module.



Regional editor:Middle east

Dr Alireza

Dr. Alireza lotfi, is a member of young researchers and Elite club, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar branch, shabestar – IRAN with specialist in veterinary physiology. His research interest is in novel regulatory peptides, endocrine physiology, poultry production, apiculture and bioelectromagnetics. Presently he is a research specialist in Islamic Azad University, Shabestar branch, shabestar – IRAN. He has various international publications in physiology and animal science and associated with several national and international journals a technical editor and reviewer.



Regional editor:Caribbean

Dr. Sameer Dhingra

Dr. Sameer Dhingra is presently serving at School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, and The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience to his credit. He obtained his doctoral degree from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, India and Master's degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India. Prior to this position, he has served as Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Swift School of Pharmacy, Rajpura, India. He has also served on Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technologies, Baddi, India in the capacity of Director, School of Pharmacy. He has a good number of publications in peer reviewed journals and has also filed a number of patents. He is also on the board of various reputed journals at different levels. His areas of interest include psychopharmacological and behavioral studies, medication safety, and promoting rational use of medicines among healthcare professionals. He is professionally active member and known internationally for his work in the field of rational use of medicines and received appreciation/awards from different organizations. He has also published a comprehensive book on patient instructions for prescribed medicines in three volumes with an international publisher and other book as a co-author. He serves as a referee for reputed National and International Journals. He has visited various countries for professional contributions. He is a life member of various International and national bodies or organizations working in the field of Health or life Sciences.



Regional editor:Belgium

Dr. Maria Rambla-Alegre

Dr. Maria Rambla-Alegre finished her studies in Chemistry Degree at the University Jaume I (Castellón, Spain) in 2005. In her last-year student of the Chemistry Degree she was awarded with a grant to initiate her training as a researcher in the research group of Bioanalytical Chemistry at the Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the University Jaume I. Afterwards, she got another grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to carry out her PhD project entitled “Determination of antibiotics by micellar liquid chromatography in physiological and food samples” in the same research group. During this period she was also awarded a further two grants for research placements at the Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) and the University of Ghent (Belgium). Finally, she obtained the doctorate in March 4th, 2011, with the maximum qualification: Excellent “Cum Laude”. She has already published 25 articles in reputable scientific journals and presented around 50 communications in international scientific recognized symposia. Her studies have essentially involved work on the development and validation of liquid chromatography procedures for the determination of several compounds, including quinolones, sulfonamides, and anti-retroviral drugs, among others, which were applied in pharmaceutical, biological and food matrices. Besides her exceptional knowledge in liquid chromatography, she has a sound scientific background in capillary electrophoresis, gas chromatography, sample preparation and optimization procedures that allows her to complement her investigations and has resulted in significant papers in the analytical chemistry field. The Bioanalytical Chemistry group has greatly benefited from Dr. Rambla-Alegre’s capabilities, as can be seen in recent publications in Journal of Chromatography A, Talanta, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry and other specialized journals that directly represent her work. Recently, she has published a review of her PhD results in the Journal of AOAC International. Nowadays, she is working in the Separation Science group headed by the prestigious and international recognized Dr. Pat Sandra at Ghent University (Belgium). She is carrying out the control of genotoxic impurities in active pharmaceutical ingredients by on-line analytical techniques.



Regional editor:Spain

Dr.Samuel Carda-Broc

Dr.Samuel Carda-Broch is a professor in the Physical and Analytical Chemistry department at the University Jaume I (Spain) since 2002. He doctorate in 1999 at the University of Valencia (Spain) and then he carried out a 2 year postdoc in the Université Claude-Bernard-Lyon 1 (Lyon, France) in the laboratory of Dr. A. Berthod. He has also collaborated with Dr. D.W. Armstrong (Arlington University, Texas, USA) and Dr. M.C. García-Alvarez-Coque (University of Valencia, Spain). He has published several articles in scientific journals in the Analytical Chemistry field (Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Chromatography A, Analyst, Analytica Chimica Acta, etc) and participated in several international scientific symposia (HPLC, ISC, Euroanalysis, etc). Currently, he works on the development and validation of new methods for the determination of a variety of drugs in several matrixes (biological, pharmaceuticals and environmental) using micellar liquid chromatography (MLC) technique. Dr. Carda-Broch has also worked in the field of ionic liquids, and has used the counter current chromatography and gas chromatography techniques.