Since 2006, Plato A. Magriotis, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Patras in Greece and a Research Affiliate with the Department of Chemistry at New York University. Magriotis received his Ph.D. in Chemical Biology with Professor Francis Johnson at Stony Brook University in 1983 and did Postdoctoral work at Harvard University with Nobel Laureate Professor E. J. Corey. His career started at West Virginia University and continued at Merck & Co. as well as New York University in the U.S., prior to his return to Greece. Magriotis’ research program focuses on the development of new methodology for the synthesis of relevant pharmacophores, especially saturated N-Heterocycles, applied in drug discovery.
A.V. Raghu has received his Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India,He served as a Postdoctoral at the Department of Chemistry, Energy Harvest-Storage Research Center, University of Ulsan, Republic of Korea. Manager, Solar Cell Division, Reliance Technology Group, Reliance Industries Limited, Mumbai, India. Assistant Professor, Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), Bangalore, India, Lecturer, Centre of Excellence in Polymer Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India Presently working as Professor, Department of Basic Science, CET, School of Engineering Technology, Jain University, India
Professor Dimitra Hadjipavlou‐Litinareceived her undergraduate training in Pharmacy at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1975‐1979) and her PhD in Pharmacy at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Aristotle University ofThessaloniki, Greece. During the period 1992‐1993, she conducted postdoctoral studies at the Chemistry Department of Pomona College, Claremont, California (supervisor Professor Corwin Hansch), on computer aided drug design, quantitative structure‐activityrelationships. Currently she is a full professor. Her research interests involve synthesis and biological studies on anti inflammatory and antioxidant agents, bioactive compounds ofnatural origin eg essential oils and on inhibitors of enzymes implicated in the inflammation and in the coagulation process in general, as well as the correlation of inflammation withcancer, the theoretical and experimental calculation of physicochemical parametersimplicated in biological response and the use of Computational Chemistry in Drug Design. Her research has resulted in the publication of over 260 peer‐reviewed articles over 7100 citations and h factor = 46. Professor Hadjipavlou has been invited to give lectures in several meetings and she is in the editorial board of 5 journals and the editor in two. She has more than 400 participations in National and International congresses. She is the author of 9book chapters and has been awarded by the American Chemical Society twice for most assessed research published papers. She was the supervisor of severalphDstudents. She has supervised more than 30 masters.She has participated in successfully executed research proposals either as PrincipalInvestigator or as a Group Leader. She holds a number of positions in the School ofPharmacy. • Twice by the American Chemical Society for most assessed papers published in the journal Chemical Reviews (ACS) • 1rst, 2nd and 3rd awards for poster presentations in National and International Congresses (10 awards) • Excellence in Research 2014-2015, Faculty of Health Sciences • Excellence in Research 2015-2016, Aristotle University Thessaloniki • Excellence in Research 2016-2017, Faculty of Health Sciences
Mohamed Eddouks is Professor at Moulay Ismail University, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia, Morocco. He is a researcher in Physiology and Pharmacology with a Master Degree in Metabolic and Molecular Endocrinology from University of Paris 6, a specialized certificate in Endocrine Pharmacology from University of Paris 7 and PhD degrees in Physiology and Pharmacology from University of Liege, Belgium and Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco. After his post-doctoral fellowship at Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine of Montreal, Canada, he is working for the last 20 years on medicinal plants. His research focuses on ethnobiological as well as pharmacological issues in the use of Moroccan medicinal plants for the treatment of diabetes mellitus, obesity and hypertension. His contribution to this field includes four international books, 5 special issues in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine and more than 100 indexed peer-reviewed articles and 20 book chapters of international repute. He served as Guest Editor and Member of Editorial Board of several international journals. He has been honored with the first Prize of Scientific Research in 2008 by the Moroccan Association of Research and Development and the first Prize of the Federation of Arab Scientific Councils in 2016. He has been classified among the best third Moroccan researchers in the field of Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences by the National Center of Scientific Research and Technology, Morocco for his scientific contribution. He has been the founding Dean of Polydisciplinary Faculty of Errachidia from 2008 to 2012.
Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an Associate Researcher at Occupational Health Administration, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Khartoum, Sudan. He has been listed in the book WHO’S WHO in the World 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 200 review articles, 7 books and 150 chapters in books.
Gopal Natesan has completed his Doctoral degree (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Hamdard University (JamiaHamdard) New Delhi, India in 2000 and currently serving as Professor in Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty and Pharmacy and Director (Academic), Additional Premises, MAHSA Avenue, MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.His research focuses on the synthesis of newer small chemical entities, quinazolinones heterocyclic pharmacophore and their preliminary screening in both in-vivo and in-vitro models mainly focusing on pain & inflammation and also for newer microbial agents. He has published >50 articles in indexed journals and presented >85 papers in conferences and received number of honors, recently received “Young Scientist Award” in 2013 and “Edward Kennedy Memorial Award” in 2017 for his high standards of research excellence in Science and Technology. He was invited speaker at international scientific meetings and conferences and serves as reviewer for several scientific international journals and also as Editorial/Advisory board of various journals.
Ram Lakhan Singh is Professor of Biochemistry and Coordinator, Biotechnology Programme at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad, India. He held positions of Head, Departments of Biochemistry and Environmental Science; Dean, Faculty of Science; Dean, Students’ Welfare and Director, Institute of Engineering & Technology in the same University. He has 31 years of experience as teacher and 39 years as researcher. He earned his Master’s degree from University of Lucknow and PhD in 1987 from CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India. His area of research is environmental biochemistry & biotechnology and nutraceutical biochemistry. His specific interest includes 1) Bioremediation of textile mill effluents. 2) Nutraceutical/antioxidant properties of fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. 3) Use of phytochemicals for remediation of environmental pollution related health issues, and 4) Assessment of Indian Ayurvedic formulations for their antioxidant/nutraceutical properties. Professor Singh published more than 110 research papers in journals of international repute (Citations: 2433; h-index: 24; i10-index: 36 as on 08 August, 2019). He has written 14 book chapters and also edited 5 books published by Springer and Elsevier; 2 more books are in pipeline. Professor Singh guided 25 students for their Ph.D. degrees and several M.Sc. students for dissertation. He has been invited as editorial board member of 11 International journals. He is office bearer and life member of several learned societies like, Society of Toxicology (I), Society of Biological Chemists (I), Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Council of Chemists and Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India). Professor Singh delivered a number of invited/expert talks and popular lectures related to nutraceuticals and environmental problems on various National and International forums. He has been honored as Best Teacher by International Association of Lions Clubs in 1999 and has also been awarded IUTOX Senior Fellowship by International Union of Toxicology at Montreal, Canada in 2007. He has been conferred with ‘Shikshak Shree Samman’ by Government of Uttar Pradesh in 2012. Professor Singh has been admitted to the Fellowship of the Society of Toxicology, India in 2011 and Fellowship of Academy of Environmental Biology, India in 2015.