Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Tzi Bun Ng

Prof. Tzi Bun Ng
Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

  Biography :

TB Ng received his PhD degree in Biochemistry from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, postdoctoral training in endocrinology in Hormone Research Lab, University of California in San Francisco, and conducted sabbatical research in biotechnology Imperial College London. Currently he is a professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published, in internationally refereed reputable journals, over 700 papers. He was the principal investigator and a coinvestigator of a number of research grants. He has served as a reviewer of research grant applications submitted to national funding agencies in Europe and Singapore.

Biography
  Research Interest :

The research interest of TB Ng cover a diversity of proteins including whey proteins, antifungal proteins, and peptides, antiviral proteins and peptides, antibacterial peptides, cathelicidins, defensins, antifreeze proteins, venom proteins, ribosome inactivating proteins, lectins, trypsin inhibitors, and enzymes such as laccases, galactosidases and ribonucleases. Other research interests encompass melatonin, methyl gallate compounds,chitosan, marine products, and plasticizers. and Chinese medicinal products including those from Dendrobium, Cordyceps, Ganoderma, Momordica and Coriolus species.

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Editorial Board Member
Dr. Ricky Yuet-kin Leung, PhD.

Dr. Ricky Yuet-kin Leung, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, the Department of Environmental Health
University of Cincinnati
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Ricky Yuet-kin Leung is an established investigator in the field of hormone and cancer. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Chinese University of Hong Kong focusing on experimental therapeutics of liver cancer. He completed his postdoctoral training in estrogen receptor and prostate cancer at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass). As an Assistant Professor of the Division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati, his research continues to flourish. His recent work centers around the exciting topics of developmental origin of cancer risk and the impact of environmental estrogens on epigenetics reprogramming. He is currently a full member of American Association for Cancer Research. He is a co-Investigator of two National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-funded projects focusing on teasing out the epigenetic reprogramming mechanisms of bisphenol A in cancer.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1) Epigenetic regulation of gene expression 2) Stem cells epigenetics in developmental origin of health and disease 3) Estrogen receptors and cancer

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Dr. Chan Hoi Huen, Gabriel

Dr. Chan Hoi Huen, Gabriel
Researcher
Hong Kong Community College
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

  Biography :

Dr Gabriel Chan Hoi-huen is an educator, academician and researcher in health and biomedical science. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (with a minor degree in Psychology) as well as Master of Philosophy in Physiology in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also received her Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Liberal Studies and PhD in Biology from the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital. Dr CHAN is active in science research and has published numerous papers in both international journals and conference proceedings. Her research interests included cardiovascular physiology as well as traditional Chinese medicine. Having participated in higher education for more than 15 years, Dr Chan is now the lecturer as well as the assistant program leader of Associate Degree Programme in Health Studies of Hong Kong Community College, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also the laboratory manager for two laboratories in the college.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Cardiovascular, aging, health care

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Dr. Senjam Sunil Singh, PhD.

Dr. Senjam Sunil Singh, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Manipur University
India

  Biography :

Dr. Senjam Sunil Singh is an Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Manipur University, India. He received his PhD from the same University. After his nine years of teaching in the College, he joins the University. He got the DBT Oversea Associateship and under the same program he did his post-doctoral research training at one of the renowned research laboratory under Prof. Tzi Bun Ng, CUHK. He is a regular contributor of research articles in his area and as reviewer for some peer research journals. At present he is working on protein biochemistry, especially purification and biochemical characterization of plant lectins. His area of research interest includes Lectin Biochemistry, Enzyme Biotechnology and Immunology. Currently he resides in Manipur, India along with his wife and two lovely children.

Biography
  Research Interest :

a. Lectin biochemistry, b. Enzyme biotechnology, c. Immunology.

Research Interest
Dr. Wenliang Pan, PhD.

Dr. Wenliang Pan, PhD.
Researcher
Department of Medicine
Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
USA

  Biography :

I received my PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. I am currently a Research Fellow in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. I am now an Associate Member of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). I am also a Reviewing Editor of Frontiers in Pharmacology.

Biography
  Research Interest :

My research is to understand the molecular mechanism underlying the onset and metastasis of various cancers including breast cancer, liver cancer and Ewing sarcoma etc. My project also focused on the mechanism of the inhibitory effect of antitumor drugs on cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. My research interest was also engaged in monitoring the status of intracellular proteins in live cells using fluorescent techniques, such as fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP).

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Dr. Wong Ho, Jack, PhD.

Dr. Wong Ho, Jack, PhD.
Research Associate
School of Biomedical Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
China

  Biography :

Jack Ho Wong received his PhD degree in biochemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005. He serves as a research associate in the Faculty of Medicine and Shenzhen Research Institute, CUHK. He has worked on defense proteins/peptides for over 10 years. His research encompasses: (i) antimicrobial peptides and (ii) antitumor proteins/peptides. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Mechanisms of antifungal (Candida spp (biofilm formation) and Trichophyton mentagrophytes), antibacterial (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Helicobater pylori) and antiviral (HIV-1) effects of various antifungal peptides and proteins derived from mammals (cathelicidin and its derivatives, defensins and lactoferrin and its derivatives), plants and fungi and Chinese medicines; 2. Mechanisms of anticancer (breast cancer and colon cancer) effects of fragments of defensin and cathelicidin and other proteins (ribosome inactivation proteins and lectins); 3. To develop novel antimicrobial agents by modifying existing peptides. 4. Study on inhibitors of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) from Chinese medicines.

Research Interest
Dr. Jie Yang, Ph.D.

Dr. Jie Yang, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Biological Sciences and Engineering
Fuzhou University
China

  Biography :

Dr. Jie Yang is currently a professor in the College of Biological Sciences and Engineering at Fuzhou University. She received her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Ohio University, USA and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in a Honolulu-based biotech company Kuehnle AgroSystems, Inc. After she joined Fuzhou University, China in 2009, she has been working with enzymes, especially ligninolytic enzymes such as laccases.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Current research interests focus on enzyme engineering and applications, including:  Isolation and breeding of bacteria and fungi producing enzymes including cellulases, laccases, agarases, etc.  Enzyme engineering, purification, heterologous expression and characterization  Fermentation media development and process optimization in shake flasks and 5-L fermenter  Enzyme gene transcription profiling with transcriptomics and qPCR and transcription engineering  Enzyme applications in feed, food and bioremediation and identification of biotransformation pathways

Research Interest
Dr. Xiuli Dan, PhD.

Dr. Xiuli Dan, PhD.
Researcher
Dr. Vilhelm Bohr’s lab
National Institute of Health
USA

  Biography :

After I got my Bachelor’s education at Sichuan University in 2011, I started my PhD training under the supervision of Dr.Tzibun NG who has established great reputation in the study of bioactive proteins for a variety of applications, like anti-fungi, anti-cancer and anti-HIV etc. My PhD research was mainly focused on the screening and purification of anti-cancer proteins from edible natural sources and have published7papers as the first author in prestigious journals. After my graduation in 2015, I continued my research for one more at Prof. Ng’s lab year as a research associate. I started my postdoc training at Dr. Dr. Vilhelm Bohr’s lab at NIH since July 2017 and is currently working the molecular mechanism of aging.

Biography
  Research Interest :

I am working on the molecular mechanism of aging induced by DNA damage on premature animal models(cockayne syndrome and ataxia telangiectasia mouse model).

Research Interest
Dr. Ewa Skarzynska, PhD.

Dr. Ewa Skarzynska, PhD.
Researcher
Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry
Medical University of Warsaw
Poland

  Biography :

Dr. Ewa Skarżyńska is a university lecturer and researcher in Medical University of Warsaw. She received her PhD in Pharmacy Sciences from the same Medical University. At present she is working on protein biomarkers, particularly involved in maintaining systemic homeostasis including oxidative-reducing equilibrium.Her area of research interest includes proteins from neutrophils and mutual interdependence between these proteins.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Biomarkers useful in health care over pregnant and newborns

Research Interest
Dr. Gene Man Chi-Wai, PhD.

Dr. Gene Man Chi-Wai, PhD.
Researcher
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

  Biography :

Dr. Man is presently working as a Joint Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently, he is working on research involving the pathogenesis in musculoskeletal diseases and gynaecological abnormalities. Along the way, he has published multiple articles in reputable journals and have works as Principal investigator and Coinvestigator of over 10 research projects funded by the Hong Kong Government including RGC, HMRF and HKOGTF projects. He also serves as the editorial board member of several journals including Frontiers in Pharmacology and he is a manuscript Reviewer for several journals.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Etiology in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis 2. Gynaecological diseases, such as endometriosis and endometrial cancer. 3. Natural products with anti-angiogenesis and anti-cancer activity.

Research Interest
Prof. Soldano Ferrone, MD, PhD.

Prof. Soldano Ferrone, MD, PhD.
Professor
Surgery & Orthopedics
Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School,
USA

  Biography :

Soldano Ferrone received his MD and PhD degrees in 1964 and in 1971, respectively, from the University of Milan, Milan, Italy. He has held faculty positions at the University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA, Columbia University, New York, NY, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY and at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. Since 2012 he is a faculty member of the Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Dr. Ferrone has received many awards and honors. For the last 30 years he has been the member of many review committees including NIH Study Sections, and of the editorial boards of many scientific journals. Furthermore he is the member of several external scientific boards.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Tumor immunology, immunotherapy, escape mechanisms, HLA antigen expression by tumor cells.

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Dr. Alaa El-Din Ahmed Bekhit, PhD (Lincoln), MSc (Reading), BSc Hons (Alexandria)

Dr. Alaa El-Din Ahmed Bekhit, PhD (Lincoln), MSc (Reading), BSc Hons (Alexandria)
Researcher Scientist
AgResearch
Lincoln University
New Zealand

  Biography :

Aladin is a meat scientist and food technologist. Aladin has a varied background with experience in engineering, biochemistry and technology which allows him to tackle research problems with a multi-disciplined approach. He has previously been employed as a research scientist for AgResearch, as well as lecturer at Lincoln University. Aladin is interested in muscle biochemistry and other factors that control meat quality (particularly colour and tenderness), as well as waste utilization. Waste utilization is a growing field, increasing in its importance across industries and particularly for the food industry. Global food shortages and rising production costs are making the retention and use of valuable by-products more and more necessary. Aladin is particularly interested in the recovery of bioactive compounds from food waste, and until recently he was the only New Zealand academic working in this area. Aladin always encourages his research students, whether they are doing PGDip, Master’s thesis or PhD, to produce information that is publishable and useful to the field, and to get involved in the scientific community.

Biography
  Research Interest :

o Waste utilization in general with the aim of recovering bioactive compounds from food waste. o Biochemistry of muscle foods. o How different processing options or interventions can manipulate food quality, specifically meat. o Interdisciplinary research.

Research Interest
Dr. Shabana Simjee

Dr. Shabana Simjee
Associate Professor
International Center for Chemical & Biological Sciences,
University of Karachi
Pakistan

  Biography :

Member of ICCBS Animal Care and Use committee (2004-Present) Member of Institutional Biosafety Committee (2006-Present) Member of Independent Ethics Committee, ICCBS, University of Karachi (2012-Present) Member Editorial Board: Mediterranean Journal of Biosciences. Journal Reviewer: International Immunopharmacology, Pharmaceutical Biology, Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, Inflammation Research, Journal of Integrative Medicine, Epilepsy Research, Mediterranean Journal of Biosciences Member of the Graduate Student Grievance Committee, 1996-1997 (Graduate Students Representative), Florida International University, Miami, USA. Member of “GO MANCHESTER” community service organization (2000-2001), UK. Instructor (Volunteer), Ida Rieu, School for Special Children, Karachi, Pakistan

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pharmacology, Chemical and Biological Sciences

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Dr. Sameer S. Bhagyawant, PhD.

Dr. Sameer S. Bhagyawant, PhD.
Assistant Professor
School of Studies in Biotechnology
Jiwaji University
India

  Biography :

 Member of Board of studies (BOS) in Biotechnology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior. Actively participate in the curricula development vis-a-vis semester and CBCS pattern syllabus  Member of BOS, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (2013-2014)  Member of Research Policy, Ethics and Environment Policy (2015)  Member of Academic and Publication committee  Member of University Newsletter PANORAMA and instrumental in publication of all issues  Member of examination committee (paper setting, CET, Ph.D. examinations etc.)  Worked as an external expert for STA and SRF-selection at DRDE, Gwalior  Internal and external examiner as and when deputed by the University authorities for affiliated colleges in every academic session actively in addition to School of Studies in Biotechnology  Worked as a teacher–in charge for the University elections held on 23 Sept. 2012.  Worked as an expert for Ph.D. thesis evaluation of Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali (Rajasthan), S.R.T.M. University, Nanded (M.S.) and many other universities as well.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Genomics: Plant genome analysis employing PCR–based markers , Assessment of genetic diversity, Genetic fingerprinting of chickpea and its wild relatives using RAPD /ISSR markers Proteomics: Characterisation of seed storage proteins to elucidate differentially expressed proteins in chickpea/legumes employing 2D-gel electrophoresis coupled with mass spectroscopy

Research Interest
Dr. Sze-Kwan Lam, PhD

Dr. Sze-Kwan Lam, PhD
Researcher
Department of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

  Biography :

Dr. Lam received his BSc, MPhil and PhD in Department of Biochemistry from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in the field of protein purification. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. James Ho’s group in Department of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong. His research mainly focuses on treatment of lung cancer and mesothelioma using cell line and xenograft models. He is the author or coauthor of around 40 papers. His current projects include studying of therapeutic effect of PEGylated recombinant human arginase (BCT-100) on lung cancer and mesothelioma. He holds patents related to treatment of lung adenocarcinoma using a combination of BCT-100 and alpha-difluoromethylornithine.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Basic Cancer Research (Lung cancer and mesothelioma)

Research Interest
Dr. Usha S Adiga, MBBS, MD Biochemistry

Dr. Usha S Adiga, MBBS, MD Biochemistry
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
KS Hegde Medical Academy
India

  Biography :

Superwised Clinical Lab,experienced in handling fully automated chemistry analyzer, electrochemiluminesence, Electrolyte analyser, ABG and ELISA. Headed the Dept of Clinical Biochemistry in Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences,Puducherry. Incharge of clinical laboratory ,Karwar institute of medical sciences,Karwar. I have undergone training for National Accrediation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories(NABL).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Biochemistry Projects undertaken: 1. Hyperlipidemia and Oxidative stress in Preeclampsia-As dissertation work. 2. Antioxidant activity in Parkinson’s disease. 3. Total Antioxidant activity in old age. 4. Total Antioxidant activity in normal pregnancy. 5. Health care cost incurred by patients of diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care hospital setting in coastal Karnataka district. 6. Rationale of Antimicrobial Agents in normal deliveries. 7. Glycemic control and complications of diabetes mellitus. 8. Traumatic brain injury – Biochemical alterations 9. Acute Pancreatitis – Diagnostic indices 10. Electolytes in senile cataract patients of Puducherry 11. Biochemical alterations in senile cataract. 12. Comparison of lipid profile in pre and postmenopausal women 13. Study of lipid profile in senile cataract patients 14. Biochemical alterations in burns. 15. Sigma metrics in clinical biochemistry lab. 16. Turnaround time in clinical biochemistry lab. 17. Research in Laboratory Medicine. 18. HIV and drug efficacy studies.

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Prof. Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Prof. Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Professor
Department of Chemistry
California South University
USA

  Biography :

Prof. Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Full Professor and Academic Tenure of Chemistry at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management, Oncology, Human Cancer Tissues and Synchrotron Radiation from Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and also in Nanochemistry and Modern Molecular Electronic–Structure Computations Theory from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. His research interests include Biophysical Chemistry, Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Modern Electronic Structure Computations, Theoretical Chemistry, Mathematical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modelling, Ab initio & Density Functional Methods, Molecular Structure, Biochemistry, Molecular Simulation, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Oncology, Synchrotron Radiation, LASER, Anti–Cancer Nano Drugs, Nano Drugs Delivery, ATR–FTIR Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Intelligent Molecules, Molecular Dynamics, Biosensors, Biomarkers, Molecular Diagnostics, Numerical Chemistry, Nucleic Acids, DNA/RNA Monitoring, DNA/RNA Hypermethylation, Human Cancer Tissues, Human Cancer Cells, Tumors, Cancer Tissues, Cancer Cells, etc. He has participated at more than two hundreds reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Journals. It should be noted that he has visited many universities or scientific and academic research institutes in different countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Russia, Estonia, Turkey, France, Swiss, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, China, India, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, etc. as research fellow, sabbatical and volunteer researcher or visitor and so on heretofore. He has a history of several years of teaching for college students and various disciplines and trends in different universities. Moreover, he has been a senior advisor in various industry and factories. He is expert in many computer programs and programming languages. Hitherto, he has authored more than twenty books and book chapters in different fields of Chemistry. Syne, he has been awarded more than seven hundreds reputed international awards, prizes, scholarships and honors. Heretofore, he has multiple editorial duties in many reputed international journals, books and publishers. Hitherward, he is a member of more than two hundreds reputed international academic–scientific–research institutes around the world. In addition, he is member of the Nobel committee for Chemistry. It should be noted that he is currently the President of American International Standards Institute (AISI), Irvine, California, USA and also Director of the BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA.

Biography
  Research Interest :

 Biophysical Chemistry  Biomolecular Spectroscopy  Quantum Chemistry  Nanochemistry  Modern Electronic Structure Computations  Theoretical Chemistry  Mathematical Chemistry  Computational Chemistry  Vibrational Spectroscopy  Molecular Modelling  Ab initio & Density Functional Methods  Molecular Structure  Biochemistry  Molecular Simulation  Pharmaceutical Chemistry  Medicinal Chemistry  Oncology  Synchrotron Radiation  LASER  Anti–Cancer Nano Drugs  Nano Drugs Delivery  ATR–FTIR Spectroscopy  Raman Spectroscopy  Intelligent Molecules  Molecular Dynamics  Biosensors  Biomarkers  Molecular Diagnostics  Numerical Chemistry  Nucleic Acids  DNA/RNA Monitoring  DNA/RNA Hypermethylation  Human Cancer Tissues  Human Cancer Cells  Tumors  Cancer Tissues  Cancer Cells

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Prof. Nabil Mohie Abdel-Hamid,PhD.

Prof. Nabil Mohie Abdel-Hamid,PhD.
Professor of Cancer Biology (Biochemistry Department)
Ex-Dean of Pharmacy College
Kafrelsheikh University
Egypt

  Biography :

Professor of cancer biology at Department of Biochemistry,Ex-Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt. - Chief editor of American Journal of Cancer Prevention, and Archives in Cancer Research. A member in editorial board of 20 international journals. - Visiting professor to Universities in : Japan, USA, Russia, Austria, Poland, S. Korea, Dubai, Kuwait, Iraq, KSA, Tunisia. - A member in Higher Consulting Organization of Egyptian Scientists. - Head Intellectual Property Rights in Arab League for one year. -Published 55 international article, 15 international lectures.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Biochemistry

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Dr. Vivek Mathema

Dr. Vivek Mathema
Senior Researcher
Chulabhorn International College of Medicine
Thammasat University
Thailand

  Biography :

I would like to introduce myself as a research fellow currently working as a senior researcher in the center of excellence in pharmacology and molecular biology of malaria and cholangiocarcinoma, Chulabhorn International College of Medicine, Thammasat University, Thailand. I have special research interest in anti-cancer drugs focusing on chonalgiocarcinoma and molecular aspect of the disease using different experimental models. I maintain sound academic background in cancer biology, immunology and biotechnology which has undoubtedly helped me to achieve and further enhance my research in corresponding fields. I have previously worked in the field of Toll-like receptors focusing on effect of potential anti-inflammatory compounds on pro-inflammatory cytokines. In addition, I have been involved in studies of inflammatory response induced during ehrlichiosis and Ornetia tsutsugamushi infections utilizing bone marrow-derived macrophages and dendritic cells. With over dozens of publications in international journals and presentation of my works in conferences including cold spring harbor laboratories (CSHL), Korean society of microbiology and Thailand pharmaceuticals and drug development societies, I am honored to be a part of ever increasing scientific community focusing on drug discovery and development. I am also privileged to have been invited as a research-based expert reviewer for assisting peer-review work in multiple international journals including Molecules and Intervirology.

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Anti-cancer drug development particularly focusing on cholangiocarcinoma • Cross-talk between Inflammation and Tumorigenesis • Toll-like receptors and their role in innate immunity

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Prof. In-Wook Choi

Prof. In-Wook Choi
Director
Division of Functional Food Research
Korea Food Research Institute
Korea

  Biography :

I’ve joined at KFRI since 1995 after completion of doctoral degree in food chemistry and post-doctoral training at Kansas State University. I have worked with great enthusiasm and endeavor for developing functional food or pharmaceutical ingredients from animal and plant resources and commercializing them. Currently, I’m interested in developing the system inferring functional properties of natural extracts (Bio-FINE). The system is based on bio-information that can be extracted by comparing differently expressing genes between normal and natural extracts fed animals. Through the system, various functional properties of single as well as combinatorial natural extracts can be ranked and further utilized for commercialization.

Biography
  Research Interest :

- Developing bi-informatics based functionality inference system for natural extracts - Investigating bio-functional properties of natural extracts - Increasing bioavailability of phytochemicals - Increasing functional properties of phytochemicals by bio-conversion - Developing multi-Lab-on-a-chips

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Prof. Hyung Sik Kim, Ph.D.

Prof. Hyung Sik Kim, Ph.D.
Professor & Director
Laboratory of Molecular Toxicology, School of Pharmacy
Sungkyunkwan University
Korea

  Biography :

Hyung Sik Kim, Ph.D., Professor of Division of Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. He received M.S.in Feb. 25, 1991 from the College of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. He came to Dr. Byung Mu Lee’s Lab upon finishing graduate courses at College of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University. He spent five years in this Lab during Ph.D. courses. He observed the correlation between chemical carcinogenesis and DNA-adduct formation during his Ph.D. period. He did excellent work during his graduate research by applying his analytical expertise to the studies on the cancer chemopreventive effects of plant polysaccharides on biomarkers associated with multistage carcinogenesis. In addition, He was experienced various techniques of molecular oncology. After He was awarded Ph.D. degree, He went to Korea Food & Drug Administration, and has served as a Senior Researcher thereafter. He has been involved in the adverse effect of Reproductive and Developmental toxicants. From 2003, He has been work as an Assistance Professor in the Division of Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Korea. He was a member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Society of Toxicology (SOT), International Congress of Toxicology (ICT), and Korean Society of Toxicology (KSOT). He also served as a vice president of 2013 International Congress of Toxicology (ICT), held in Seoul, Korea. Prof. Kim was the vice president of the 8th Asian Toxicology, held in Jeju, South Korea in 2015. He has contributed a great deal both to pharmacology, oncology and toxicology. His primary research areas of interest including identification of new cancer biomarker, mechanism study of new anticancer agents, cancer chemoprevention. He was involved as an author of several books including Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, Endocrine Disruptors etc. He is currently Editorial Board Member of the Journal Toxicology & Environmental Health Part A, Associate Editor of The Journal of Toxicological Sciences, and Editorial board members of Toxicological Research. He published 200 papers have been of enormous value to scientists working with various pharmacology and toxicological research.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Identification of new cancer biomarker, mechanism study of new anticancer agents, cancer chemoprevention.

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Dr. Jae-Hoon Ji, Ph.D.

Dr. Jae-Hoon Ji, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Genomic Instability Research Center
Ajou University School of Medicine
Korea

  Biography :

DNA damage response (DDR), - Chromatin remodeling and epigenetic modification - Transcription regulation - E3 ubiquitin ligase functions in DDR.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Research Assistant Professor, 2012 – present, Genomic Instability Research Center, Ajou University School of Medicine. Registration in Marquis Who’s Who in the world (2013/2018). Editor & Reviewer, the Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology. Reviewer, the Korean Society of Life Science, Busan, South Korea, 2011 – Present. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Medicine/IBT, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (PI: Sang Eun Lee, Ph.D.), San Antonio, Texas 2009 – 2012. Lecture/Research Assistant, Oral Biochemistry Lab, Dental School, Dankook University, Cheonan, South Korea, 2006 – 2008. Post Master Training in KRIBB (PI: Young-Joo Jang, Ph.D.), Daejeon, South Korea, 2003 – 2005. The Military Service, South Korea, 1994 –1996.  

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Dr. Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri

Dr. Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri
Researcher
Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, School of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
Kangwon National University
Korea

  Biography :

I was born on 28th August 1987 in Ghana and hold a BSc. (Hons) Biochemistry degree (second class upper) from the University of Cape Coast- Ghana in 2010. I joined a Master degree program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Jiangnan university- China from September 2013- September 2015 and left for an Msc-PhD program in Bioconvegence Science and Technology in Kangwon National University- Korea from September 2015 to date. I am interested in how the human microbiota can be manipulated to promote health. I am also interested in discovering new therapeutics in food and their mechanisms of action.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Microbiota, Bioactive peptides, Functional foods and Nutraceuticals

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Prof. In-Kyu Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. In-Kyu Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Director & Professor
Dept. of Internal Medicine
Kyungpook National University Hospital
Korea

  Biography :

Professor In-kyu Lee is a Director of "Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases" at the Kyungpook National University Hospital, Korea. He received his medical degree from the Kyungpook National University School of Medicine and completed his internship and internal medicine residency training at the Dongsan Medical Center. Between 1995-96, he undertook his Research fellowship in the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston. Prof. In-kyu Lee is one of the leading experts in the field of Diabetes and Endocrinology in Korea and has been actively involved in Korean medical society. Major research interests include “Regulation of Pyruvate Dehydrogenase activities” and “Complications of Diabetes”. He has received many outstanding awards and has published about 280 papers in the field of Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Biography
  Research Interest :

My primary research interests are to identify the characteristics in Korean diabetic patients and to do translational research for recognizing the risk factor in development of diabetic complications for patient’s welfare. Recently, I have been trying to discover new drug for metabolic disease based on what we have investigating for new target, using animal study and clinical data with basic scientists and clinical fellows actively. ※ Keyword to indicate my expertise Diabetes Diabetic complications Vascular proliferative disease (restenosis), Vascular calcification Pancreatic b-cell function(ER stress), Regulation of Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex

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Prof. Sergey V. Suchkov, MD, PhD

Prof. Sergey V. Suchkov, MD, PhD
Director & Professor
Center for Personalized Medicine
Sechenov University
Russia

  Biography :

Sergey Suchkov was born in the City of Astrakhan, Russia, in a family of dynasty medical doctors. In 1980, Suchkov graduated from Astrakhan State Medical University and was awarded with MD. During the studentship Suchkov was extensively involved into research in the area of ocular immunology and won in 1980 the First Prize at the First International Contest among the Medical Students in Praque. In 1985, Suchkov maintained his PhD as a PhD student of the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and Institute of Medical Enzymology, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Rus-sia. In 2001, Suchkov finished the PostDoc Research Fellowship Program and maintained his Doctor Degree at the National Institute of Immunology, Russia. From 1985 through 1987, Dr Suchkov worked as a Post Doc Research Associate, Department of Medi-cal Biotechnology, Institute of Medical Enzymology, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences to be in-volved into research in clinical enzymology and applications of DNA-dependent enzymes in clinical medicine. From 1987 through 1989, Dr Suchkov was a senior Researcher, Lab of Developmental Immunology, Koltzov Institute of Developmental Biology, USSR Academy of Sciences to deal to developmental immunology. From 1989 through 1995, Dr Suchkov was being a Head of the Lab of Clinical Immunology and Im-munobiotechnology, Helmholtz Eye Research Institute in Moscow. From 1995 through 2004, Dr Suchkov was being a Chairman of the Dept for Clinical Immunology, Moscow Clinical Research Institute (MONIKI) and the Immunologist-in-Chief of the Moscow Regional Ministry of Health.

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Immunlogy and Immunogenetics Translational Medicine Personalized medicine Molecular and Cellular Biomarkers Targeting

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Dr. P. Balaji

Dr. P. Balaji
Head
PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology
MGR College, Hosur, Tamilnadu,
India

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Dr. Balaji Paulraj received his M. Sc degree and Ph D degree in Microbiology from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India. Currently he is a Head at the PG and Research Centre in Biotechnology, MGR College, Hosur. He has published, 31 papers in internationally refereed reputable journals. He was the Research Supervisor for more than 8 Ph D Scholars and supervised more than 35 M. Phil Scholars for their academic degree. He is working on the mechanism of metabolites against diabetes models (both invitro and invivo). He is serving as a reviewer of many research journals.

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Cancer Biology, Enzymology, Microbial Biochemistry, Nutriceuticals and Secondary metabolites.

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Dr. Jiyeon Seo, PhD.

Dr. Jiyeon Seo, PhD.
Researcher
Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Science
Seoul National University
Korea

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My name is Jiyeon Seo, and I am a biologist majored in Animal Science, Applied Bioscience, and Food biomaterials. During my master course, I investigated biological functions of medicinal herbs and their active compounds on cancer prevention through phase 2 antioxidant enzymes mediated by Nrf2. Nrf2 is also a critical transcription factor in brain cells. Therefore, I was interested in the action of Nrf2 and ROS in neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. That is the reason why I investigated to neuroprotection and cognitive enhancement by phytochemicals in my doctorate course at Kyungpook National University. During working as a post-doc in College of Pharmacy at Seoul National University, I studied neuroinflammation and astrogliosis induced by Aβ which are the phenotypes of Alzheimer’s disease and tried to search for effective drug candidates from natural products for the devastating Alzheimer’s disease. Studying Alzheimer’s and Parkinson diseases are attractive and necessary research field to explore more in the future.

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My research interests focus on biochemical and molecular biological studies regarding neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ROS-related disease. During my master course, I investigated biological functions of medicinal herbs in vitro and in vivo models. The central theme of my master thesis was to examine anti-carcinogenic activities of constituents of medicinal herbs that target Nrf2-mediated antioxidant enzymes in hepatocarcinoma cells. My colleagues and I found that the methanol soluble extracts of Inula helenium are induced phase 2 detoxifying enzymes mediated by Nrf2 activation. In addition, we identified alantolactone and isoalantolactone, belonging to sesquiterpenes, and examined their Nrf2-dependent anti-carcinogenic activities (Seo et al., Phyt other Res, 2009 and Seo et al., J Med Food, 2009). In my doctorate course, the primary project was to investigate neuroprotection and cognitive enhancement by phytochemicals. We proved that glyceollins, a family of phytoalexin, derived from soybean by aspergilussojae inoculation, protected from glutamate-induced neurotoxicity in primary cultured neurons and mouse hippocampal HT22 cells (In preparation). My colleagues and I found that sesquiterpenes prevented to neuronal cell death induced by amyloid β25-35, one of the major reasons to develop Alzheimer’s disease, through Nrf2-dependent reduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In the animal study, we targeted amnesia induced by scopolamine treatment, and evaluated learning and memory abilities using behavior tests such as a Y-maze, a passive avoidance, and a Morris water maze tests in ICR, C57BL/6J Nrf2+/-, and Nrf2-/-transgenic mice. As the secondary project, we studied biological functions of phytochemicals, medicinal herbs, and food byproducts to target specific diseases or disorders such as phytoanti-cancer, anti-inflammation, antilaxative, hepatoprotection, and anti-obesity activities. For example, we proved that dehydroglyasperin C, isolated from licorice, suppressed NFκ B-dependent inflammationfrom acute lung injury through Nrf2 activation in mice, by intratracheal injection and immunocytochemical analyses. Based on the phenotypic marker expression, we showed that dehydroglyasperin C has beneficial effects on specifically LPS-injected lung damage in mice. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Agricultural Science Research Center at Kyungpook National University, I aim to explore anti-tumorigenesis of phytochemicals through targeting a breast cancer stem-like cell. During working as a post-doc in Seoul National University, I studied neuro-inflammation induced by amyloid beta42using microglial and astrocyte cell lines. Plus, I am searching effective drug candidates derived from natural products for the devastating Alzheimer’s disease. Through my research career, I have become fascinated by disease-targeted studies in conjunction with their action mechanism. I am especially interested in targeted agents for disease therapeutic strategies for brain disease. To study more in your group regarding the chloride channel physiology and biochemistry will be the greatest opportunity for me to enlarge my research area and view point. In the future, I’d like to apply the chloride channel relationship to neurodegenerative disease therapy. Thus, I seek fundamental and applied biological insights in biology as well as to help develop therapeutic strategies based on biochemistry using molecular biology.

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Dr. Rasha  Ali  Eliwa  Ebiya

Dr. Rasha Ali Eliwa Ebiya
Associate Professor
Biology Department, Faculty of Applied Science
Umm Al- Qura University
Saudi Arabia

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• From 2000 to 2003 worked as Demonstrator in Zoology Department, Women’s College for Arts, Science & Education, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. • From 2003 to 2005 worked as Assistant lecturer in Zoology Department ,Women’s College for Arts, Science & Education, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. • From 2005 to 2007worked as Lecturer in Zoology Department, Women’s College for Arts, Science & Education, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. • from 2008 up to now worked as associated professor in Biology Department ,Faculty of Applied Science, Umm Al- Qura University, Makkah Saudi Arabia

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- Cytogenetics &mutations - Molecular genetics - Molecular medicine - Drug side effects - Human genetics

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Dr. Poorani G Sundaresan Ph.D.

Dr. Poorani G Sundaresan Ph.D.
Scientist
Cell Culture
Navya Biologicals
India

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ompleted Doctorate from Anna University from the Department of Medical Physis and has the following skill set * Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Nano spheres and Gold Nano rods (GNPs) * Interaction of GNPs with Biomolecules * pH , Temperature and Biocompatibility assay * Cytotoxicity and Photohemolysis of Gold nanospheres * Plasmonic photo therapeutic (PPT) effect of GNPs in cell lines * Laser and GNP in cell Lines * LED and GNP in cell lines * Mechanism of Plasmonic PhotoTherapy

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∗ Cell culture : CHO cells, cancer cells ∗ Clone development and pure clone Isolation ele * Electroporation ∗ Suspension cell culture ∗ ∗ Malignant and Normal cell lines ∗ ∗ Cancer therapeutics ∗ DNA digestion and purification ∗ Gel Electrophoresis ∗ Fluorescence Microscopy ∗ ELISA

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Prof. Saartjie Roux (BSc, MSc, D Med Sci, H Ed D)

Prof. Saartjie Roux (BSc, MSc, D Med Sci, H Ed D)
Professor
Dept Biochemistry and Microbiology
Nelson Mandela University
South Africa

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Metabolic Syndrome: Insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes, Medicinal plants, Bile acids, Bile acid receptors, Colorectal cancer, Gold nanoparticles.

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Saartjie Roux, a Physiologist, received her Doctorate in Medical Sciences from Pretoria University (South Africa). In 1988 she was appointed as lecturer at the University of Port Elizabeth in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology. Currently she is associate professor at the Nelson Mandela University (Port Elizabeth). Saartjie Roux and her research students investigated in an in vivo model metabolic pathways leading towards insulin resistance. They also look at the metabolic effects of South African medicinal plants that can efficiently treat diabetes. In the recent years it became clear to them that changes in the liver can affect bile acid metabolism. Bile acids influence the microbiota and can contribute to colorectal cancer. Microbiota and colorectal cancer have therefore also become strong research areas and the link with metabolic syndrome. Her research group is also synthesizing gold nanoparticles, conjugated with a relevant peptide, for early diagnosis of colorectal cancer.

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Prof. Alexander Birbrair

Prof. Alexander Birbrair
Professor
Department of Pathology
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Brazil

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2015. Recipient of Gordon A. Melson Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for 2015 2014. Winner of 3-minute thesis (3MT) oral competition (2014 Fourteenth Annual Wake Forest University Graduate Student & Postdoc Research Day) 2014. Editor's choice in Journal of Gerontology Biological Sciences Volume 69 Issue 12 December 2014 for the manuscript “Human Slow Troponin T (TNNT1) Pre-mRNA Alternative Splicing is An Indicator of Skeletal Muscle Response to Resistance Exercise in Older Adults.” by Zhang T, Choi SJ, Wang ZM, Birbrair A, Messi ML, Jin J-P, Marsh AP, Nicklas B, and Delbono O. 2013. Awarded with the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship for Research in the Biology of Aging 2012. Wake Forest University Graduate and Postdoctoral Students Research Day (Troponin T nuclear localization and its role in skeletal muscle aging) (12th annual competition) (First place) (Co-author) 2008. “Metagenome of soil contaminated with petroleum.” Scholarship from : Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado da Bahia (FAPESB), Brazil. 2006. “Best poster (Genetic diversity between isolates of Chromobacterium violaceum) presented in the area of biological sciences during the XII Seminário de Iniciação Científica da Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz – UESC, Ilhéus – Bahia.”

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Biochemistry, Cellular Biology, Intestinal Parasites, Medical Bacteriology

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Prof. Ssang-Goo Cho, Ph.D.

Prof. Ssang-Goo Cho, Ph.D.
President & Director of IDASI
Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biotechnology
Konkuk University
Korea

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Ssang-Goo Cho received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Genetic Engineering from Korea University, Republic of Korea. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at Ruttenberg Cancer Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA and worked at Korea University as a research professor and at Institut Pasteur as a visiting scientist. Now, he has been serving as a professor at the department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biotechnology, Konkuk University and also as a director of Incurable disease animal model and stem cell institute (IDASI). His areas of expertise include signaling pathways in stem, cancer, and cancer stem cells, molecular mechanism of cellular reprogramming, and apoptosis or autophagy, pancreatic beta-cell differentiation. He has published more than 130 papers in scientific journals.

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Signaling pathways in stem, cancer, and cancer stem cells, Molecular mechanism of cellular reprogramming, Apoptosis and autophagy, Cancer stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, Pancreatic beta-cell differentiation, Pancreatic cancer cells.

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Dr. Andrea Ballini , D.M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Andrea Ballini , D.M.D., M.Sc.
Clinical Investigator
Dept. of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs
Lab. of Clinical Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Bari ALDO MORO
Italy

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Clinical and Research Investigator at Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs, School of Medicine - University of Bari ALDO MORO. Dental Medicine Doctor (University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy), Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Orthognathodontics (University of Foggia, Italy) and in Sexuality Medicine (University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy). Post-Graduate in Epidemiological Methodology, Bioethics, Culture and Quality Management and Temporomandibular disorders and atypical facial pain: from diagnosis to multidisciplinary management (University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy). Laboratory Head at Department of Dental Sciences and Surgery (2009-2012). Visiting Professor at "City Unity College - Greece" (and affiliated Institutions). Visiting Scientist at "Tecnologica Research Institute" in Crotone, Italy. Member of the " World Academy of Growth Factors & Stem Cells in Dentistry- WAGroFSCD". Author of scientific papers and book chapters on National and International Journals (and Books) with Impact factor. Winner of "Research Award" from Medical and Dental Council of Bari (Italy) in year 2016. Winner of “Sant’Apollonia Award” from ANDI (Italian Dental National Association) in year 2005 for the best clinical and scientific report in Dental Sciences. Invited reviewer, Lead Guest Editor, Past-Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member in International Journals. Lead Guest Editor for "Stem Cells International" http://www.hindawi.com/journals/sci/si/523172/cfp/ (Published/Hosted by: Hindawi Publishing Corporation). In 2015 and 2017 Principal Investigator (PI) in the INNBIORESTM RESEARCH INCENTIVE AWARD, founded from “Innovative-Biological-Research Center”. Participant in European Research Projects Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)- FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP “LUSTRE”- Ultra-fast Laser Surfacing of Teeth for Resistance to Erosion. (grant from 2014-01-01 to 2017-12-31- submission phase- Project reference: 324538). Participant in Research Projects of National interest on Stem Cells isolation, differentiation and clinical application, funded by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research (MIUR) (grant 2002 for the biennium 2002-2004, grant 2005 for the biennium 2005-2007, grant 2007 for the biennium 2008-2010, grant 2009 for the biennium 2011-2013). Participant in various Research Projects founded from University of Bari ALDO MORO and Local Foundation (Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Puglia). Invited speaker in National and International courses and conferences.

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Scientific research activity in Dentistry, Stem Cells, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Medical Genetics, Clinical Biochemistry, Dermatology, Immunology, Microbiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Maxillofacial Surgery, Biotechnology, Occupational Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Biochemistry and Dental Hygiene. Actually the research lines are focused on: stem cells from oral and extra-oral tissues, regenerative therapies in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, biomimetic scaffolds, genetic disorders with and without oral and maxillofacial features, genetics of periodontal disease and its correlation with systemic diseases, genotoxicity, cytogenetic, biochemistry implant dentistry, orthodontics, and Laser Technology and Therapy.

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Dr. M. Arif Hossain MD; Ph D

Dr. M. Arif Hossain MD; Ph D
Research Scientist
Advanced Clinical Research Center
Shin Yurigaoka General Hospital
Japan

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Mohammad Arif Hossain is a research scientist in Advanced Clinical Research Centre, Institute of Neurological Disorders, Shin-Yurigaoka General Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan and research fellow in the Tokyo Jikei University of Medical School. He is a paediatric medical doctor in the field of neuro-metabolic disorder. He finished his Ph D from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He published his research in the field of several lysosomal disorders including Krabbe disease, Fabry disease, Galactosialidosis, Mucolipidosis and so on.

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All kind of lysosomal and genetic disorders including Krabbe disease, Fabry disease, Galactosialidosis, Pompe disease, MLD, ALD, Mucopolysachharidosis and others.

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