Dr. Victor-Manuel Castano-Meneses holds BSc, MSc and PhD in Physics from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico where he is a Full-Professor at the Centro de Fisica Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada. He spent 2 years as a postdoctoral fellow at IBM´s Yorktown Heights Research Center and has authored and co-authored over 600 peer-reviewed papers in international journals. He is one of the most cited Latin American Scientists in his field and has advised over 60 PhD thesis and numerous BSc and MSc dissertations. He also holds more than 20 patents and has been able to effectively transfer nanotechnology knowledge from the lab to the industry.
Dr. Dipak Kumar Sarker is currently a Principal Lecturer of Physical & Chemical Sciences at the University of Brighton. He received PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of East Anglia in 1995, Masters’ (MSc) in Engineering in 1992, and a Postgraduate Degree (PGDip) in Chemical Engineering in 1989. Due to his outstanding contribution, he received several awards and has published many articles in well-reputed journals.
Dr. Sarwar Beg has received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, and has completed his Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutics from Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. His major areas of research interest include DoE/QbD-based development and characterization of controlled release delivery systems, bio enhanced delivery systems, nanostructured systems, nanomaterial and Nano composites. Till date, he has authored more than 50 publications in various peer-reviewed journals, 18 book chapters, 4 books and 2 Indian patent applications to his credit. He is serving as the Regional Editor of this journal. Overall, he has earned highly impressive published and cited record with Google Scholar H-Index of 16, along with several best paper awards and young scientist awards to his credit.
Dr. Keitaro Sou received his PhD in Engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan in 2000. He is currently a Principal Investigator at Waseda Bioscience Research Institute in Singapore (WABIOS), and an Associate Professor, Comprehensive Research Organization, Waseda University. He has worked in research fields of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Engineering. His research is focused on the design and synthesis of functional molecular assemblies for biomedical applications such as drug delivery systems and artificial oxygen carriers. He is currently the Regional Editor of this journal (Current Nanomedicine), published by Bentham Scientific Publishers.
Dr. Rosario Pignatello is a full Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation at the University of Catania, Italy. He is the Director of the Department of Drug Sciences at the same University. He is member of the Directive Board of the Inter-University Consortium TEFACO Innova (Parma, Italy). He has nearly 30 years of experience in the research and development of innovative formulations for the controlled release and targeting of bioactive molecules, through chemical approaches as well as colloidal (nano) polymeric and lipid-based drug carriers, aimed to treat different disorders. In particular, Prof. Pignatello works actively in the field of ocular drug delivery, leading the scientific committee of the Research Centre for Ocular Nanotechnology in Catania (NANO-i). He has authored about 160 papers and edited a series of textbooks with InTech Publisher on biomaterials and their application in medicine.
Teresa Musumeci is associate professor at the Department of Drug Sciences of the University of Catania, since 2020. Teresa Musumeci received her Pharmacy degree from University of Catania (Italy) in 2001. She received her PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology from University of Palermo (Italy) in 2007. She is author of 54 papers peer reviewed publications, 2 book chapters. Her scientific activity is focused on design and characterization of nanocarriers for delivery of drugs. She is Delegate of Department of Drug Science and Health at CInAP (Centre of Assistance for students with disability); Coordinator of Quality Assurance Group in Pharmacy Education. She is Guest Editor of Special Issues.
Prof. Arote Rohidas received his BS (2000) and MS (2002) in Pharmacy from the University of Pune and University of Mumbai respectively. He worked as a Formulation scientist in a leading pharmaceutical industry in India before he joined PhD in South Korea. He completed his Ph.D. in Biotechnology in 2009 as Brain Korea 21 Fellow (2005–2009) from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. Thereafter, he worked as postdoctoral research associate in Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Seoul National University, South Korea. Prof. Arote explored the field of biomaterials, nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine for gene therapy, drug delivery applications for cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and inflammatory bowel diseases. Currently, Prof. Arote is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University.
Dr. Javed Ahmad, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Najran University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). He received his Doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi (India). He is a recipient of several awards including International Travel Award/Grant and CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship from Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. He has published various high quality research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals of international repute. He is a reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His current research interest lies in nanotechnology-mediated drug delivery and development of lipid-based nanomedicine.
Dr. Akhter is a professional Pharmacy graduate; did his M. Pharm & PhD in Pharmaceutical Science (specilization_Pharmaceutics_Nanomedicine). In his PhD, he was awarded with senior fellowships from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and University Grant Commission (UGC) of GOVT. India. Currently he is working as Le Studium senior fellow for CBM- (Centre for molecular bio-physics), University of Orléans, Orléans, France. His research interests involve study of Pharmacogenomics in nanomedicines design, application of bio-materials in drug delivery & targeting, development and characterization of nanoparticulates and vesicular systems, biopharmaceutics and bioanalysis. Dr. Akhter has published more than 48 papers and 5 book chapters in peer-reviewed journals of high impact. He is professionally associated with various scientific associations and serving as consulting editor, member editorial board and reviewer in many important international scientific journals.
Prof. Solhe F. Alshahateet works as a Full Professor of Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry at Mutah University (Jordan) since 2007. He received many awards such as Australian Research Council and Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education scholarships. He engaged in many projects from local and international funding agencies. Prof. Alshahateet attended many conferences worldwide. He published more than 73 articles mostly in international journals dealing with crystal engineering and supramolecular chemistry involving industrial applications. In addition, he is working as a referee and editorial board member for many international specialized journals. Highlights of his research have been in the area of synthesis and characterization of semiconducting materials, organic materials for and industrial applications (functional materials) such as pharmaceutical industry.
Ala-Eddin Al Moustafa has earned his B.Sc. from Aleppo University and his Master as well as PhD in Developmental Biology from the Institute of Embryology of the CNRS and Collège de France, and Paris XIII University. He completed his training as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University. Dr. Al Moustafa established the first Cancer Research Centre in Aleppo-Syria and founded the Middle-Eastern Association for Cancer Research. He published more than eighty papers, in international journals, and book chapters. His main research focuses on the roles of several Oncogenes, gene cooperation and Onco-viruses, especially high-risk HPV and EBV in human carcinogenesis and metastasis. Dr. Al Moustafa joined the College of Medicine of Qatar University, as a Professor/Principal Investigator, where he established his cancer biology lab.
Anthony Amaechi Attama, a Professor of Pharmaceutics is the Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Coordinator of the Drug Delivery and Nanomedicines Research Group of the University. He obtained his Ph.D in 2002 at the University of Nigeria. He was also a Visiting Researcher at Technische Universität Braunschweig in 2012 and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC), Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2018. He has won many research grants and awards. He has published many research articles in peer-reviewed high impact journals.
Dr. Vipul Bansal is currently affiliated with the Department of Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include fundamental and applied aspects of nanotechnology for sensor development, diagnostic imaging, catalysis and biomedicine. Dr. Bansal has published over 170 manuscripts in reputed international journals and has over 8,310 total citations.
Maria J. Blanco-Prieto received her Pharmacy Degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), followed by a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Paris-Sud (France). She completed a post-doctoral training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, (Switzerland) and then joined the University of Navarra where presently she is Full Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology. She is the author or co-author of more than 110 research papers and book chapters, 2 editorials, 5 patents and over 150 communications at scientific conferences. She has been responsible of more than 25 competitive research projects. Her research in drug delivery has won her numerous awards. She is member of several international advisory boards and societies, editorial board member of several journals such as International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Cancer Letters, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology.
Maria Luisa Bondì is a researcher of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati- Italian National Council Research of Palermo. She is member of the Associate Professor Researchers and Pharmaceutical Technologists (Adritelf). She has 20 years of experience in the research and development of innovative formulations for the controlled release and targeting of drugs and genic material through lipid and polymeric nanoparticles for several application (e.g. medicine, food, ec.). In particular Dr. Bondì actively works in the field of brain, liver and ocular drug delivery. She has authred about 60 papers , 2 patents and edited a book and several book chapters on nanomaterials for application in therapy.
Christian Celia, Graduated in Pharmacy in 2004 at the University of Catanzaro “Magna Græcia”. In 2008, graduated as Pharm.D., and residence in Hospital Pharmacy at the University of Catanzaro “Magna Græcia”. In 2012, Prof. Celia received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science. From 2012 to 2017 Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Chieti and Affiliated Scientist at Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute. Co-author of 61 papers, 1 proceeding paper edited in international peer-reviewed journals, and 2 Guest Editorial in international peer-reviewed journal, 100 Abstract conferences and communications, 2 book chapters, 1 Italian patent, 1 Poster Prize.
Dr. Costas Demetzos is Professor of pharmaceutical nanotechnology in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He also serves as Director of the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, as President of the Hellenic Pharmaceutical Society and is an elected Member of EUFEPS’ ExCo. His research interest is on harmaceutical nanotechnology, physical pharmacy and regulatory issues. He has published more than 200 research papers, one monograph, co-authored one book and edited three books. He has been awarded in pharmaceutical congresses and has led to awards of international and national patents. His research work has more than 3.000 cross references (h index 29).
Nunzio Denora is Associate Professor and research scientist in Pharmaceutical Technology at University of Bari, UNIBA, Department of Pharmacy - Drug Sciences. Since 2016, he is heading the Inter-University Consortium CIRCSMB research group of Bari (> 30 scientists) with the aim to develop "Inorganic-based Nano Drug Delivery Systems". His main interests include drug delivery and targeting, nanomedicine, multifunctional pharmaceutical nanocarriers. He has a productive track record of extensive multidisciplinary collaborations, yielding over 100 publications in high profile journals.
Dr. Dudhipala is currently serving in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery as a researcher. Previously, he worked as an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the Vaagdevi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India, where he also served as an assistant professor at the institution. Dr. Dudhipala has a doctorate and an M. Pharm. degree that he completed at Kakatiya University, India. Dr. Dudhipala’s diversity of skills sets him apart from others in the field, as his technical expertise allows him to design and execute complex studies on drug delivery development.
Dr. Harish Dureja studied Master in Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics from Punjabi University, Patiala. He earned Ph. D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. He is presently working as a Professor in Pharmaceutics and IQAC Officer, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, M. D. University, Rohtak. He is also holding the position of Director IPR Cell and Director, Professional Consultancy Services at M.D. University, Rohtak. Dr. Dureja has numerous honors, awards and international publications to his credit.
Dr. Khalid Mohamed El-Say is currently affiliated with the Department of Pharmaceutics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His research interests include formulation and development of different dosage forms and drug delivery systems; as well as the utilization of experimental designs in development and optimization of various drug delivery systems. Dr. El-Say has published over 45 manuscripts in reputed international journals and has over 915 total citations.
Robert A. Freitas Jr. is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing (IMM) in California, after serving as a Research Scientist at Zyvex Corp. in Texas during 2000-2004. He is the author of Nanomedicine (Landes Bioscience, (Vol. I) 1999, (Vol. IIA) 2003), the first technical book series on medical nanorobotics, and 2 other technical books, 54 peer-reviewed papers or book chapters, and 9 issued U.S. patents. He was awarded the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology in 2009.
Dr. Andreas Herrmann is currently affiliated with the Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. His research interests primarily include synthetic chemistry and molecular biology. Dr. Herrmann has published over 180 manuscripts in reputed international journals and has over 7,790 total citations.
Dr. Young-IL Jeong received his PhD from Chonnam National University, Korea. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Kyoto Pharmaceutical University and Universite Paris Sud. He has been involved in investigating polymer based nanomedicine for cancer targeting for more than 20 years and has published over 200 original articles.
Dr. Chaoyang Jiang is currently affiliated with the Department of Chemistry, The University of South Dakota Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. His research interests include Molecular imprinting, Spectroscopy, Electro-catalysis, Electro-oxidation and Chemical Reduction. Dr. Jinag has published over 66 manuscripts in reputed international journals and has over 4211 total citations.
Dr. Haseeb A. Khan is a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is the Group Leader of Analytical and Molecular Bioscience Research Group and Chair Professor at Prince Sultan Research Chair for Environment and Wildlife. He is also a Member of Bio-nanotechnology Research Group as well as Member of Research Chair for Biomedical Applications of Nanomaterials. He was graduated from Aligarh Muslim University and received scientific training at USA, UK, France, Denmark and Finland. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). He has published around 300 articles, authored 2 books and 20 book chapters. He has also developed 8 software tools for biomedical applications, which have been published in reputed journals and demanded by more than 400 scientists from 40 countries. He is a recipient of Microsoft eScience Award.
Dr. Rehan Khan is working as a Scientist at Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali, India. Currently his area of research is Drug delivery. His main research interest is to develop novel drug delivery system for targeted cancer therapy as well as arthritis and colitis. During his postdoctoral training, by using yeast/drosophila datasets, he was working on to develop synthetic lethal interactors of homologous recombination repair (HRR)-deficient cancer cells for selective killing of cancer cells while sparing normal cells.
Dr. Kohli is currently affiliated with Department of Pharmaceutics, Hamdard University. Her research interests include Cetyl Palmitate, Tristearin, and Polydispersity. Dr. Kohli has published over 151 manuscripts in reputed international journals and has over 4492 total citations.
Kai Liu gained PhD degree in bioengineering and biomaterials at the University of Groningen in Netherlands. Then, he pursued postdoctoral research at the University of Groningen in Netherlands and Harvard University in US. Now, he has been working as a principle investigator and a full professor at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry of Chinese Academy of Sciences and heading a laboratory with research on functional biomaterials. He has published more than 50 papers and several book chapters on DNA, protein and hybrid biomaterials for application in bioelectronics and biomedicine.
Mechanical Engineering at the Chang Gung University of Taiwan. He received the Bachelor degree from Mechanical Engineering of National Taiwan University in 1986, and earned his Master and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1989 and 1992 respectively. Dr. Liu had been working as a Post-doctoral research fellow at McMaster University of Canada, and also been as a visiting professor to the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan and Aachen University of Applied Science in Germany. Dr. Liu has been involved in pioneering work on the concepts of various polymer processing techniques. His research work deals with theoretical and experimental processing of various polymeric materials including biodegradable polymers. the processing of bioabsorbable materials for drug delivery, implants and tissue engineering. Dr. Liu received the Morand Lambla Award from the International Polymer Processing Society in 2008. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications including 170 referred journal papers, editor and co-editor of 6 books and the author of 15 patents.
Maestrelli Francesca studied at Florence University, obtaining a PhD in Drug Chemistry in 2004 supported by Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research (MURST) Fellowships. From 2005 to 2015 she was Assistant Professor and from 2015 onwards she is Associated Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Florence. In 2013, she obtained the National Academic Qualification for Full Professor. She published 91 papers; http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7732-7381 H-index (Scopus) =37 Her research interests include: development, characterization and evaluation of solid dispersions and mechanical activated systems realized with polymeric carriers and drug – cyclodextrin complexes and the study of innovative formulations aimed to the realization of drug delivery systems such as colloidal systems, liposomes, nanoparticle and microbeads.
Dr. Uttam Kumar Mandal is as an Associate Professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Punjab, India. He has 9 years of teaching experience (out of which 5 years in IIUM, Malaysia), 10 years of research experience (out of which two years as Post-doctoral Fellow at University of Geneva, Switzerland). His research interest includes drug delivery, development of transdermal nanoformulations (transfersomes, ethosomes, niosomes), solubility enhancement, modern analytical techniques, bioavailability & bioequivalence. Based on his diverse fields of research experiences, he has published more than sixty research papers in various high impact factor journals.
Dr. Heidi M. Mansour is a faculty member in the College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, and the BIO5 Research Institute at The University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson, Arizona (USA) with faculty member affiliations in the UA Institute of the Environment, and the UA NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research program has enjoyed funding from federal sources and the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to lecturing in the Graduate Ph.D. and Pharm.D. programs, Dr. Mansour leads her research lab where she trains postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars, visiting professors, graduate students, Pharm.D. student researchers, and physician-scientist (MD/PhD) fellows.
Dr. Nirmal Marasini holds a PhD degree in drug and vaccine delivery (nanomedicine) from the University of Queensland. Dr Marasini's current research focuses on development of novel vaccine and drug delivery systems against infectious diseases. He has published over 36 papers in reputed journals which have gathered citations of 1051 with h-index=21.
Dr. Antonino Mazzaglia is currently affiliated with University of Messina. His research interests are Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Mazzaglia has published over 90 manuscripts in reputed international journals and has over 2146 citations.
Dr. Medintz is currently affiliated with Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. His research interests include Quantum Dots, CdTe and Forster Resonance Energy Transfer. Dr. Medintz has published over 370 manuscripts in reputed international journals and has over 30380 total citations.
Sandeep is Executive Director, Portfolio and Project Management, Global Biologics in St. Louis where he is responsible for all pre-proof of concept biologics projects (approx 50) from discovery up to Phase 3 start. In addition, he is part of Pfizer Comparability Expert Working Group, Impurity Council and point of contact for clinical trial material labeling and distribution to the clinic. Previously, Sandeep was responsible for establishing the Protein Pharmaceutical R & D group in St Louis that included Microbiology and Stability functions. Sandeep received his PhD in 1992 and since then has been involved with the development of small molecule and protein drugs via Parenteral delivery first at Mallinckrodt Medical and then at Pfizer (Searle, Pharmacia). He has been a leading formulator for four launched products. He is also an adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee. Sandeep has co-edited a three volume series ‘Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms: Parenteral Medications” (3rd edition). In addition, he has served as Steering Committee Member for the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients.
Dr. Emanuele Papini graduated in Biology in 1983, and was post-graduate fellow at the University of Verona (Italy) between 1983 and 1985 working with Prof. P. Bellavite and Prof. F. Rossi on NADPH-oxidase activation mechanism. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1990 at the University of Padova in the laboratory of Prof. C. Montecucco, working on the intoxication mechanism of diphtheria toxin in collaboration with Dr. R. Rappuoli. In 1991 he became researcher at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova. 1993-1994: Fellow scientist, Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, UCL, UK, working on intracellular trafficking of bacterial toxins with Prof. D. Cutler and Prof. C. Hopkins. In 1998 he became Professor of General Pathology, University of Bari. In 2001 he became PI, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Padova. His teaching activities: General Pathology, Immunology, Immunological Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology. His main research projects are in the field of bacterial toxins and adhesins action mechanisms, nanoparticles and peptides in medicine and pathology. He is author in about 92 scientific publications and inventor in two patents.
Dr. Pozo is currently affiliated with Department of Medical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Immunology. His research interests include Spectroscopy, Plasmonics, Gene Transfer, Polyethylenimine, and Transfection. Dr. Pozo has published over 94 manuscripts in reputed international journals and has over 5087 total citations.
Dr. Mahfoozur Rahman is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Health Science, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences (SHUATS), Allahabad, India. His major areas of research include development and characterization of nanosized drug delivery systems for inflammatory disorders including psoriasis, arthritis, neurodegenerative disorders and cancer, etc. To date he has published over 90 publications in peer reviewed journals, 17 book chapters, 04 International books, three articles in international magazines.
Dr. Rahman is currently affiliated with Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Texas A&M University. His research interests include Lactose, Whey Powder, and Amorphization. Dr. Rahman has published over 102 manuscripts in reputed international journals and has over 1922 total citations.
Dr Sahoo obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in chemistry from the University of Delhi, Delhi, India. Presently, Dr Sahoo is a scientist at the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the research related to nanotechnology based drug delivery to cancer. Dr Sahoo has authored more than 80 manuscripts, 5 patents and edited one book “Nanotechnology in Health Care”
Dr. Santos-Oliveira served as Coordinator for the Federal Council of Pharmacy of the Radiopharmacy Commission since 2008. He is also a member from the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia at the Radiopharmacy Committee. He holds a B.S. in industrial pharmacy, M.S. in nuclear engineering from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in 2002 and 2006 respectively, and a Ph.D. in biotechnology science (Renorbio, 2008). Also he did a Post-doc, pharmaceutical science, at University of Maryland (2010). His distinguished career with Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission included research and technical work. He is the author of the first book of radiopharmacy in Portuguese and the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia. In addition, Dr. Santos-Oliveira has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Santos-Oliveira currently serves as President of the Brazilian Association of Radiopharmacy and Director of the Laboratory of Nanoradiopharmaceuticals. Also he is Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy at Zona Oeste State University (Brazil) as senior analyst at Nuclear Engineering Institute from the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission.
Dr. Syed Adnan Ali Shah is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy Universiti Teknologi MARA. Malaysia. He graduated from the University of Karachi, Pakistan with a Master of Science degree in chemistry in 2000. He received his PhD in Structural Organic a postdoctoral fellow at Institute of the Analytical and Radiochemistry, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria. He has written numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored two books and (co-) authored one book chapter. He has six US patent applications and four US patent granted in the area of Natural product research. He has secured 13 research grants from public-sector organisations in Malaysia.
Ajay Vikram Singh received his M.Sc. degree in 2005 from Pune University, India, and a Ph.D. degree in 2012 from the European School of Molecular Medicine, University of Milan, Italy. He was a senior research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems Stuttgart during 2015–2018 in micro/nanorobotics. Since 2018, he has been principal scientist at the Department of Chemical and Product Safety, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Berlin, Germany. His research interests include chemical and nanotoxicology, micropatterning, micro‐nanorobotics, neurobiology, materials engineering, antibacterial surfaces, and understanding the bio‐physicochemical interactions at the nano‐bio interface.
Vladimir P. Torchilin, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, Boston. His interests include drug delivery and targeting, nanomedicine, multifunctional and stimuli-sensitive pharmaceutical nanocarriers, biomedical polymers, experimental cancer therapy. He has published more than 400 original papers, more than 150 reviews and book chapters, wrote and edited 12 books, and holds more than 40 patents. Google Scholar shows more than 44,000 citations of his papers with H-index of 96. He is Editor-in-Chief of Current Drug Discovery Technologies, Drug Delivery, and OpenNano, Co-Editor of Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and on the Editorial Boards of many other journals. He received more than $30 M from the governmental and industrial sources in research funding. He has multiple honors and awards and in 2011, Times Higher Education ranked him number 2 among top world scientists in pharmacology for the period of 2000-2010.
Dr. Ravi Mani Tripathi is working as Assistant Professor (Senior grade) at Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India. Dr. Ravi received his Ph.D in Nanobiotechnology from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India. He did his post-doctoral research at School of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. He received young scientist award in 2019 by International Scientist award on Engineering, Science, and Medicine. He has 14 years of teaching and research experience in the area of Nanobiotechnology. He developed innovative method for the biological synthesis of nanomaterials like particles, nanodots, flowers, rods, fibers, etc. He has gained expertise in the area of antimicrobial nanomedicine, colorimetric detection and catalytic/photocatalytic degradation of toxic pollutants. He got recognition as reviewer of highly reputed journals likes Sensors and Actuators B, Scientific Reports, Materials Letter, IOP Nanotechnology, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B, IET Nanobiotechnology, etc. He has authored more than 35 high quality research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals of international repute.
Laudemir Carlos Varanda received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry (Physical-Chemistry) from Chemistry Institute of Araraquara – UNESP, Brazil in 1996, 1999, and 2003. He completed an internship at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid - ICMM, Spain (2001) and the postdoctoral at UNESP (2004-06) in Materials Chemistry. Today, is professor in the Chemistry Institute of São Carlos – University of São Paulo (USP) since 2007. His current research interests include syntheses, characterization and self-assembled of nanostructures materials with magnetic, optical, and electronic properties for magnetic recording, sensor and biosensors, and energy applications.
Dr. Pradeep Verma completed his PhD from Sardar Patel University Gujarat, India in 2002. Dr. Pradeep Verma began his independent academic career at Assam University (2009) where he worked as Reader/ Head at Department of Microbiology. In 2011 he moved to Department of Biotechnology at Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya , Bilaspur, and served as Associate professor there till 2013. He is currently working as Professor at Department of Microbiology, Central University of Rajasthan. He is recipient of various prestigious awards such as JSPS post doctoral fellowship, Ron-Cockcroft award by Swedish society, UNESCO Fellow ASCR Prague. He is life member of Mycological society of India, Association of Microbiologist, (AMI), India , Biotechnology Research society of India , (BRSI), India and Society of Biological Chemists (SBC). He has completed two collaborated project worth INR. 1.5 crore in the area of microbial diversity and bioenergy from DBT, India. Dr. Pradeep Verma hold 11 international patents in field of Microwave assisted biomass pretreatment and biobutanol production. Dr. Verma contributed to more than 60+ research publications. He is reviewer to more than 30 peer reviewed journal from Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis, RSC, Wiley etc. He is Guest Editor in Biomass conversion and Biorefinery (Springer) and Frontiers in Nanotechnology.
Dr. Xinghua Xia received the BS (1986) and MS degree (1989) in chemistry from Xiamen University, China. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrocatalysis in 1996 from the University of Bonn, Germany. During the following five years, he worked at the Universität der Bundeswehr, München, at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society in Berlin, Germany and the Debye Institute of the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, performing postdoctoral studies on surface electrochemistry, electrochemical nanostructuring, and semiconductor electrochemistry. Since 2001, he became a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Nanjing University, China.
The current research activities of his group are focused on the understanding of interfacial of biomolecules and cells on substrates, micro/nanofluidics, nanobiosensors, plasmonic biosensors.
Dr. Zavan is currently affiliated with Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine University of Ferrara. Dr. Zavan received her Ph.D. in Tissue Engineering and regenerative medicine from Padova University, and completed postdoctoral training in stem cell biology at Padova University. Dr. Zavan is a member of several scientific societies such as: TERMIS and American Nano Society American Nano Society. She is editorial board of Recent patent on nanotechnologies; The Scientific World JOURNAL (as part of the journal's Tissue Engineering Domain); Journal of Biosciences and Medicines (JBM). Dr. Zavan’ research seeks to understand how changes in stem cell activity impact tissue homeostasis and repair throughout life and to identify systemic molecules or surfaced modification which are responsible for regulation of regenerative potential. Her scientific activity is represented by the publication over 141 manuscripts and over 3201 citations.
Dr. Hamed Barabadi has been a PhD scholar in the Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, since 2016. He graduated as a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran, in 2014. Prior to starting his PhD, he served as a pharmaceutical expert at the Food and Drug Administration at the Department of Inspection and Supervision in Golestan Province, Iran, for two years.
Dr. Keyur D. Bhatt obtained his Ph.D. degree (2013) from Department of Chemistry, Gujarat University, India. Since June 2017, Dr. Bhatt is Head of the Department of Chemistry at Mehsana Urban Institute of Science, Ganpat University, India. His areas of interest and specialization involve the Design, Synthesis, Characterization of Supramolecule, Fluorescence sensors and Nanoaprarticles. Also, to study their Ion-binding properties with biological and environmentally important, metal ion, Amino acids, DNA, etc. Furthermore, Synthesis and characterization of organic molecules, Applications in the field of Metal complexes, Sensor and Nanomaterials, etc. Dr. Bhatt has 2 Indian patents, 30 Research articles and 9 books in International Journals to his credit.
Dr. Swati Gupta is an author and Professor of Pharmaceutics at Amity Institute of Pharmacy,Amity University, Noida, India. Dr. Gupta has nearly seventeen years of research/teaching experience. She has supervised 17 M.Pharm and 2 Ph.D. students. Dr. Gupta has over fifty publications to her credit published in international journals of high scientific impact and has contributed several chapters in many outstanding reference books. Dr. Gupta has presented several research papers in international/national conferences and also serves as the reviewer of several international journals.Her research interests include drug delivery using nanocarriers, drug targeting, molecular pharmaceutics, and nanotoxicity.
Dr. José Agustín Tapia Hernández received his MSc (2015) and PhD degree (2019) from the University of Sonora. He is a full-time professor and researcher of the Department of Food Research and Graduate Program (DIPA), at the University of Sonora, Mexico, with expertise in obtaining and characterizing micro and nanomaterials with application in medicine and Agri-food area. From 2016 until now, he is an assistant editor of journal BIOtecnia. He is a researcher national level 1 by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). As of now, he participates as guest editor and also serves as an editorial board of international journals.
Dr. Pradeep K. Jha is a Scientist at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, prior to that he has been working as a Senior Research Scientist at the School of Medical Science and Technology; and Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park at IIT Kharagpur, India for a decade. He is a founder director of Institute of Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Kharagpur, and serving as a consultant and co-Investigator of several biotech startups for small business incubation. He has developed innovative quality tools and techniques for pharmaceutical quality management. He is a member of professional societies like ISSRF, SAI, WABT France, and EUROMA; and referee of several journals.
Dr. Rajan Jog did his Ph. D from the University of Connecticut in 2018. His research focus is on formulation design and evaluation of oral dosage forms, such as crystalline and amorphous nanoparticles, for BCS class II and II/IV drugs, in order to improve their oral bioavailability, development of liposomal drug products and spray or freeze dried drug products. Dr. Jog received 7 research awards for his contributions. Besides, he has 11 research publications, 2 book chapters, 26 posters and 3 oral presentations to his credit. Dr. Jog also has an industry experience of 2.5 years in formulation development.
Dr. Agha Zeeshan Mirza is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Umm Al Qura University. His research topics during his PhD included organic, pharmaceutical and Analytical Chemistry. He specialized in developing new methods and protocols for in vitro analysis of drug interactions. He also researched as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, Indiana. At Purdue University, Dr. Mirza focused on the development of nanoparticles for bio sensing and targeted drug delivery for cancer therapeutics. He developed folic acid and doxorubicin tagged nanoparticles through a novel chemical linking protocol. He is now involved in the proposal with drug design of bi-functional hybrid agents with combined anti-hyperglycemic and anticancer activities financed by the Kingdom’s central funding body. He has published 47 peer-reviewed research papers in national and international journals.
Dr Md Nafiujjaman is currently working as a Research Associate at Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, Michigan State University. He received M.Eng and PhD from the Korea National University of Transportation in Chemical Biological Engineering and Green Bioengineering, respectively. Before this, he completed a B.S. in Pharmacy at the University of Development Alternative, Dhaka, Bangladesh. His research interest focuses on synthesis, characterization and biological application of nanomaterials including organic, inorganic and polymeric hybrid nanomaterials for imaging-guided cancer therapy. His research objective includes developing biocompatible and biomimetic tools for theranostic using magnetic particle imaging and photoacoustic imaging.
Dr. Ayca Bal Ozturk received her bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Istanbul University, Turkey. In her PhD thesis work, she centered on developing the targeted polymeric nanoparticles for the cancer therapy. In 2016, she joined the lab of Prof. Ali Khademhosseini at Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT’s Division of Health Sciences and Technology as postdoctoral scientist for one year and then joined Faculty of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry Department in Istinye University. Her research interests include mainly Nanostructured Smart Biomaterials, Design and Synthesis of Innovative Micro/Nanoscale Biomaterials as well as regulating stem-cell differentiation with the conclusive purpose of generating tissue-engineered organs, designing the next generation nanoparticles for efficient targeted drug delivery.
Dr. Sanjay B. Patil obtained his PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India in 2010. Presently he is working as Associate Professor at SNJB’s Shriman Sureshdada Jain College of Pharmacy, Chandwad, Nashik, India. His area of research comprises novel drug delivery systems including in situ gelling system, microparticles, and gastroretentive drug delivery systems. He has published and presented several papers in national and international journals and conferences. He is an editorial board member and reviewer for various journals.
Dr. Abbas Rahdar has received his PhD in nanoscience and nanotechnology from nanoscience and nanotechnology research institute of Kashan, Iran, and has completed his Master’s Degree in Physics from the University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran. His major areas of research interest include nano particles synthesis and physical characterization, adsorption of nano-materials, cytotoxity of nano- materials, micro-emulsion, ionic liquids, water Nano-droplets and oil nano-droplets containing hydrophilic and hydrophobic bio-compound, and drug delivery. Till date he has authored more than 60 publications in various peer-reviewed journals, 2 books on nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Dr. Dra. P. Severino Degree in Pharmacy from the Methodist University of Piracicaba - Unimep (2005). She completed her Master and PhD from the School of Chemical Engineering, State University of Campinas - Unicamp (2005 and 2012). She made sandwich program at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS (2007-2008), and held a doctorate sandwich program at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University Fernando Pessoa - UFP in Porto, Portugal (2010-2011). She is currently professor Program in Industrial Biotechnology and pharmacy institute at University Tiradentes and researcher at the Institute of Technology and Research.
Dr. Ankur Vaidya obtained his PhD from the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar (M.P.) India in year 2013. He has a teaching and research experience of more than 8 years and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Pharmacy College UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah (U.P.) India. He has a key research interest in NDDS and colon specific drug delivery systems and published around 25 outstanding publications in various International journals with h-index of 10 and i-10 index of 10. He has credited as a reviewer of various international journals and published 4 international book chapters and 1 national book. He has also guided 16 postgraduate.
Dr. Verma is currently affiliated with College of Pharmacy, IFTM University. His research interests include Carbopol 934P, Eudragit RS, and Sodium Bicarbonate Drug Combination Citric Acid. Dr. Verma has published over 67 manuscripts in reputed international journals and has over 426 total citations.
Nagavendra Kommineni completed his Masters and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from NIPER Hyderabad, India. He worked as a Research Associate at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL-USA. Currently, he is working as a research fellow in the Population Council at Rockefeller University, New York, USA. His area of expertise includes liposomal technology for delivering small molecules, stem cell derived exosome delivery of small molecules, lipid nanoparticles, topical and transdermal product development and development of complex and sterile injectables, developing nanotechnology-based products for HIV and contraception.
Dr. Jitendra KR holds B.V.Sc & A.H, M.V.Sc in Animal Biochemistry from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Dairy Research Institute (ICAR-NDRI), India, where he is a Ph.D. Research scholar at the Molecular Endocrinology, Functional Genomics & System Biology Laboratory Animal Biochemistry Division. He spent 1.0 year as a Project Assistant–II/Senior Research Fellow at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)- Research Project at Animal Nutrition Division, ICAR-NDRI and has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed papers in international journals. He has also published several book chapters nationally and internationally. His area of interest is molecular biology, nanobiotechnology, isolation, and characterization of microbes from mastitis, nanotoxicity, biological nanoparticles and drug.