Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Kenichi Meguro, MD, PhD

Prof. Kenichi Meguro, MD, PhD
Professor and Head
Office Against Dementia
The Osaki-Tajiri SKIP Center
Japan

  Biography :

1. Executive Committee of the International Neuropsychiatric Association (INA) 2. Executive Committee of the Asian Society Against Dementia (ASAD) 3. Councilor of the Japanese Society of Cognitive Neuroscience 4. Councilor of the Japan Society for Higher Brain Dysfunction 5. Councilor of the Neuropsychology Association of Japan 6. Councilor of the Japan Psychogeriatric Association 7. Councilor of the Japan Society for Dementia Research

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Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Neurology, Stroke Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Dementia Medicine certified by the Japanese Societies of Internal Medicine, Neurology, Stroke, Psychogeriatric, and Dementia Association

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Co- Editor in Chief
Prof. Xianquan Zhan, MD, PhD

Prof. Xianquan Zhan, MD, PhD
Professor and Deputy Director
State Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for Anticancer Drugs, Human Engineering Laboratory for Structural Biology and Drug Design
Key Laboratory of Cancer Proteomics of Chinese Ministry of Health, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University
China

  Biography :

Dr. Zhan received his undergraduate and graduate training in the fields of preventive medicine and epidemiology and statistics at the West China University of Medical Sciences in China during 1989 to 1999. He received his post-doctoral training in oncology and cancer proteomics for two years at the Cancer Research Institute of Human Medical University in China. In 2001, he went to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in USA, where he was a post-doctoral researcher and focused on mass spectrometry and cancer proteomics. Then, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Neurology, UTHSC in 2005. He moved to the Cleveland Clinic in USA as a Project Scientist/Staff in 2006 where he focused on the studies of eye disease proteomics and biomarkers. He returned to UTHSC as an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the end of 2007, engaging in proteomics and biomarker studies of lung diseases and brain tumors, and initiating the studies of predictive, preventive, and personalized medicine (PPPM) in cancer. In 2010, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Neurology, UTHSC. Currently, he is a Professor at Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in China, the European EPMA National Representative in China, Associate Editors of BMC Genomics and of BMC Medical Genomics. He has published 79 peer-reviewed research articles including about 55 articles in the field of disease proteomics and transcriptomics, 7 book chapters, and 2 US patents.

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His current main research interest focuses on the studies of cancer proteomics and biomarkers, and the use of modern omics techniques and systems biology for PPPM in cancer.

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Editorial Board Member
Dr. Diego Iacono, M.D. Ph.D.

Dr. Diego Iacono, M.D. Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience)
Director, Neuropathology Research
Biomedical Research Institute of New Jersey, BRInj
USA

  Biography :

As physician-scientist with specialty and expertise in neurology and neuropathology, especially in the field of neurodegenerative diseases (dementias and movement disorders) and more recently TBI, I feel particularly suitable for this proposal. I have centered my clinical and research career in the study of neurodegenerative diseases and more recently on the neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric consequences related to these disorders. My previous clinical activities have focused on patients affected by dementias, movement disorders, and epilepsy; while my post-doctoral research fellowship in the Division of Neuropathology at Johns Hopkins University was focused on studies related to normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases. I have worked in some of the premier European institutions for neurology throughout Switzerland, France, and the UK. Prior to joining CNRM/USUHS, I have worked at the Atlantic Health System, NJ, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY and served as Senior Researcher and Head of The Brain Bank at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. I have authored over 30 articles in many high-impact journals and have received a series of research grants for young investigators. I have a great deal of experience related to the stereological analyses of human brain tissue and clinicopathologic correlation studies. In particular, I am familiar with clinical and neuropathologic diagnoses, current clinical and pathologic criteria for dementias, movement disorders, and CTE, with quantifying morphometric and immunohistochemistry aspects as assessed in different human brain regions. I have previously worked on the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, the Nun Study, and the Swedish Twin Study individuating and publishing novel data on peculiar aspects of the human brain resilience against the presence (autopsy-confirmed) of multiple pathology such as AD pathology in asymptomatic older subjects for dementia; and I started to be funded in support of genomic analyses using human brains. Now, as associate professor and deputy director of the BTR and Neuropathology Core at CNRM/USUHS I am really excited about the opportunity to apply all my skills and knowledge to the TBI field and to expand my studies on neurodegeneration getting direct access to the largest brain collection of Guam disease cases (including ALS, PD and AD) existing in the world. Thanks to the very rare, probably unique, opportunity to study Guam brains using new immunohistochemistry methods, genetic procedures and toxicological tools I am eager to possibly shed light on gene-environmental risk for sporadic ALS, and neurodegeneration in general.

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1) Neurodegenerative diseases (dementias and movement disorders): clinical and clinical research aspects; 2) Neuropathology of dementias and movement disorders; 3) Traumatic brain injury-related dementias;

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Prof. Mohammed A.E. Sallam

Prof. Mohammed A.E. Sallam
Professor
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science
Alexandria University
Egypt

  Biography :

Professor Mohammed Sallam is working as a professor of Organic Chemistry Faculty of Science, Alexandria University. He got his PhD from Alexandria University, Then He got several Postdoctoral fellowships and Visiting Scientist at Biochemistry Department Purdue University, Medicinal Chemistry, Michigan State University, Medicinal Chemistry, Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry, University of Trondheim, Norway. He is Board editor at several Journals; J. of Carbohydrate Chemistry, 1983-2000, Green and Sustainable Chemistry, GSC, 2011-present, and Vitamins and Minerals Reports, November 2013- 2014 ( the Journal discontinued).

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His Major field is Carbohydrates and C-nucleosides and Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy

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Dr. Murat Senturk

Dr. Murat Senturk
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Division of Pharmaceutical Basic Sciences
Faculty of Pharmacy, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University
Turkey

  Biography :

Dr. Murat Senturk obtained a Baccalaureate a degree in Chemistry in 2002, a Master degree in Biochemistry in 2006 and a Doctorate degree in Biochemistry in 2009 from Atatürk University, Turkey. Dr. Senturk currently works as an Associate Professor of Biochemistry in Department of Biochemistry, Division of Pharmaceutical Basic Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Turkey. Dr. Senturk published over ninety scientific papers, review and book chapters and presented several conferences to scientists. His research interests span enzyme inhibitor or activator, protein expression, purification and characterization, drug design and synthesis, toxicology and pharmacology. His research work has focused on antioxidant and metabolic enzyme systems. Dr. Senturk serves as the Editorial Board of several international journals.

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Drug design and synthesis, Animal and human physiology, Medical application of natural molecules, Nanobiotechnology applications, Green Chemisrty, Enzyme Kinetic, Toxicology, Cancer Biochemistry.

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Prof. Seung-Yong Seong M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Seung-Yong Seong M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Wide River Institute of Immunology,
Seoul National University College of Medicine
Korea

  Biography :

Seung-Yong Seong has completed his degree, M.S, and Ph.D. from Seoul National University College of Medicine in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Currently, he is working as a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He authored many publications in esteemed journals. He is an active member of various societies such as Korean Society for Microbiology, Korean Society for Immunology, American Society for Microbiology, and American Society for Immunology. He received many national and international awards for his contribution in the field of microbiology and immunology.

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Anti-cancer immunotherapeutics have been developed for last couple of years and showed promising results. Nonetheless, there are many obstacles to overcome. We have tried to enhance antigen delivery into DCs by using nanoparticles and published on Nature Nanotech 2011. In addition, one of main hurdles is to identify tumor-specific target antigens to evoke successful cancer-specific immune responses. We have been trying to identify stem-cell specific antigens by comparing gene expression profiles between induced pluripotent stem cells and parental cells. Among the stem-cell-specific antigens, we identified tumor-associated antigens by analyzing SAGE database and by immunohistochemistry using normal tissue arrays and cancer arrays. We have been investigating their therapeutic potential as target antigens in immunotherapy using dendritic cells (DCs) vaccine and antibody therapeutics-targeting cancer-stem cell antigens in mouse tumor model. In addition, we have been trying to find out new molecular entities that control inflammation based on our novel views published on Nature Rev. Immunol 2004.

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Dr. Su Guan, MD & PhD

Dr. Su Guan, MD & PhD
Associate Professor
Researcher
South China University of Technology
China

  Biography :

Dr. Guan received a PhD in pharmacology from Sun Yat-sen University in China in 2007. Just after receiving her education, Dr. Guan pursued her postdoctoral training in Department of Neuro-oncology MD Anderson Cancer Center in USA. In 2009, she came back to China to start her academic career. She is currently an associate professor in South China University of Technology. Her professional interests focus on pharmacology and mechanism of New Drugs, identification of biomarkers and new targets in major diseases, drug metabolism and metabolomics. She has published more than 30 papers in SCI journal focus on pharmacology and pharmacodynamics aspects of new compounds. And she is in charge of and participate nearly 10 funds of national, provincial and ministerial level. She is currently a member of International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics and a member of Chinese Pharmacological Society.

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Study on Pharmacology and Mechanism of New Drugs, identification of biomarkers and new targets in major diseases, drug metabolism and metabolomics. Have published more than 30 papers in SCI and the domestic core journals focus on pharmacology and pharmacodynamics aspects of new compounds, including 10 first author and corresponding author SCI articles. In charge of and participate nearly 10 funds of national, provincial and ministerial level.

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Dr. Bharti Mittu

Dr. Bharti Mittu
Researcher
Mohali
Punjab
India

  Biography :

I am pleased to introduce myself as Dr Bharti mittu. I did Doctorate in Philosophy from Patiala University Department of Biotechnology and presently working with Pharmaceutical Institute of National Importance from last 13 years.My area of expertise Analytical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Pharmaceutical microbiology. Research experience is on “A STUDY ON ANTI-GARDNERELLA VAGINALIS BACTERIOCIN PRODUCING HUMAN VAGINAL LAB ISOLATE” During my studies I have isolated novel protein (bacteriocin) and did its characterization and evaluation. Biomedical applications of various bacteriocins and probiotics Cytotoxicity studies of bacteriocin Handled most sophisticated instruments. Work done on Protein Purification, Amino acid sequencing and Isolation and Characterization of microbes.  Vast experience in thermal analytical techniques, chromatographic techniques and their various applications in Pharma. Food and Biomedical Science. I have numerous international publications of research and review articles in high impact Journals. I have contributed a number of research articles for International and National Conferences, Editorial Articles for the esteemed Journals. I am associated as an active member in scientific associations. I am member of Advisory Board, Editorial Board and Acknowledged reviewer of many International Scientific Journals.

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My area of expertise Analytical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Pharmaceutical microbiology.

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Prof. Mohammed RACHIDI

Prof. Mohammed RACHIDI
Director of Research
Molecular Genetics of Human Diseases (MGHD),
French Polynesia and University Paris Denis Diderot,
France

  Biography :

Dr. Mohammed Rachidi received his PhD/ Doctorate Degree in Human and Molecular Genetics (with High Honors) at the prestigious ''Pasteur Institute'' (Paris, France), in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Genetics headed by the Professor François JACOB (Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine), where he studied the Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms underlying Brain Morphogenesis, Visual System development, CaMKinases & Biological Clock Function in Drosophila. Dr. Rachidi extended these Molecular Genetics works to Functional Genomics at Pasteur Institute and at Center National of Research Scientific CNRS and played key fundamental roles in different collaborative research projects with prestigious laboratories in Europe, Japan & United States. Remarkably, Dr. Rachidi collaborated with the Professor Michael ROSBASH (Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine 2017) in the Molecular Mechanisms of 2 genes involved in Circadian Clock. Dr. Rachidi published with Professor ROSBASH this important work in the EMBO Journal Entitled : ''A New Gene encoding a putative Transcritpion Factor Regulated by the Drosophila Circadian Clock''. Postdoctoral training & Assistant Professor with Professor Nicole LeDOUARIN at the prestigious ''College De France'' & Institute of Cellular & Molecular Embryology (Paris), Dr. Rachidi studied some Chicken & Xenopus molecules acting in Bone Morphogenetic Protein BMP signaling pathways and identified their Mouse & Human homologs involved in differentiation of specific domains of neuronal progenitors, in cerebellum development and Joubert syndrome (a form of cerebellar ataxia). These experiences of Dr. Rachidi in the Molecular Genetics and in several Animal Models were extended to Human Molecular Genetics of Down syndrome (DS) & to Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms underlying Brain morphogenesis of Trisomic & Transgenic Mouse Models of DS and also of numerous stages of Embryonic & Fetal DS patients to elucidate the Neurogenetic Basis of Functional alterations Associated with Mental Retardation.

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Dr. Rachidi has vast experiences with different Research Interests in Modern Molecular Genetics, Neuroscience & Biomedical Research, to name a few : Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms underlying Brain Morphogenesis, Visual System, Biological Clock, Synaptic Protein Targeting, Synaptic Plasticity, CaMKII & CAMGUK/MAGUK, Learning and Memory. Functional Genomics & Mechanisms controlling Transposition at Cell Cycle. Transcription, Protein Translation & Virus-Like Particle Formation. Bone Morphogenetic Protein BMP signaling pathways, Mouse and Human Homeobox Genes, Cell Fate Determination and Differentiation, Neuronal Progenitors in Cerebellum development and Joubert syndrome. Trisomy 21, Intellectual Disability, Candidate Genes, Expression studies, Genotype-Phenotype Associations, Trisomic and Transgenic Mouse Models of Down syndrome, Neurogenetic and Neurocognitive Basis of Functional Impairments Associated with Intellectual Disability. Drosophila & Mouse & Human.

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Prof. Chung-Yi Chen

Prof. Chung-Yi Chen
Dean and Professor
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Fooyin University
Taiwan

  Biography :

President Chen obtained PhD in 1999 at Kaohsiung Medical University. Currently teaches in Fooyin University, as most young is also the most senior professors and deans. The past 20 years, he has his scientific interests focused on life-threatening diseases, including traditional Chinese medicine used for cancer research. Analysis in recent year’s major active ingredients such as ginger, pepper and cinnamon used in gastrointestinal cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, and other topics. President Chen specializes in isolation, purification and structural analysis of active components of plants. President Chen directed against active constituents of oral cancer, liver cancer, and rectal cancer. President Chen was just over 45 years old, but his work has more than 220 papers, Taiwan one of the young talents. Professor Chen was invited more than 170 kinds of Journal editorial boards. Professor Chen won numerous awards at home and abroad, from 2015, was awarded the lifetime achievement award; from 2016 was awarded the health care & biotechnology merit award.

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Pharmacognosy, Natural Products, Chinese Medicine, Natural Product Research

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Dr. Zhou Zhidong

Dr. Zhou Zhidong
Associate Clinician Scientist & Assistant Professor
National Neuroscience Institute of Singapore
11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng,
Singapore

  Biography :

Dr. Zhi Dong Zhou is graduated as a medical doctor in 1991 and had 5 years of postgraduate clinical training in internal medicine in China. Subsequently he acquired Ph.D from Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai Branch and started his research career in Singapore on dopamine (DA) neuron degeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD). Later he joined the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) as a member of the Singapore National PD Translational Bench to Bedside team and continue to work on DA neuron degeneration in PD. Currently, he is an Associate Clinician Scientist in charge of the Translational Therapeutics Laboratory of NNI and an Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS, NBD as well as a PI of NMRC and SHF grants.

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Translational Neuroscience researches on neuron degeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other human neurodegenerative disorders.

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Prof. Mirela Olympia Fagarasan Palmer

Prof. Mirela Olympia Fagarasan Palmer
Professor
University of South California
Los Angeles P
USA

  Biography :

I work in academia as an internationally recognized neuropharmacology and neuroimmunology researcher. I published more than 500 scientific reports in the field of neuropsychopharmacology and signal transduction . I am leading a laboratory interested in understanding the fundamental neurobiological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders to contribute at development of new pharmacological treatments. We use genetic, neuroendocrine and neurochemical methods. We recognize the role of the immune system in modulating neuropsychiatric diseases and we are developing in vitro cellular models and in vivo animal models to study the neuro-immune interactions under normal and disease states I has successfully combined research, teaching, administration and clinical care and continue to work on advancing our understanding of serious mental illness and drug development. We used to translate research findings into medical practice for the purposes of diagnosing, preventing and treating diseases. I has published scientific reports on peptides, their receptors, signal transduction and the role of these neuropeptides in the immune systems. I hold patents for using modified peptides in the treatment of septic shock.

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I have skills and expertise in receptor pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, in vivo and in vitro cell culture, biochemistry, animal models, cell and molecular biology. I has lectured worldwide on these subjects and the others. I have 19 years of research experience with development and use of in vitro models to test compounds, such as receptor binding, receptor activation, signal transduction, receptor-receptor interactions, and induction of changes in cell cycle, proliferation and apoptosis. Furthermore I validated appropriate assays and models of diseases, screen compounds, and study mechanisms of action.

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Prof. Stavros J. Baloyannis

Prof. Stavros J. Baloyannis
Professor Emeritus
Neurology
Aristotelian University
Greece

  Biography :

Stavros J.Baloyannis is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He was born in Thessaloniki. He graduated from the School of Medicine, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Postgraduate training (a) in Neurology, Aristotelian University and Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, (b) in Neuropathology, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, Catholic University of Louvain, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (c) in Neurootology and Neuropathology of Auditory pathway, Harvard University, (d) in Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, (e) in Neuroimmunology, Yale University, New Haven. Research on Blood Brain Barrier in dementias and Demyelinating diseases, Mitochondria in Alzheimer’s disease, Synaptogenesis in vivo and in vitro, Neuronal apoptosis in dementias and demyelinating diseases, dendritic pathology in dementias, Pathology of Golgi apparatus in dementias. Special interests: Neuroethics, Neurolinguistics, Philosophy of Neurosciences, Application of mathematics in Neurosciences, Neurology and the Art. Member of 56 scientific societies in Greece and abroad. Honorary Member of the Academy of Hellenic Air Forces. President of the Society for the amelioration of the quality of life in chronic neurological diseases. President of the Orthodox Medical Association for Health and medical education in Africa. Visiting professor in Tufts University, Democretian University, Thrace, Aristotelian University, School of Theology, Aristotelian University, School of Philosophy. Author of 28 textbooks on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuropsychology and of 720 peer-reviewed papers, published in Greek and International Journals on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuroimmunology and Neuroethics.

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  Research Interest :

Electron microscopy, mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, Alzheimer’s disease, synapses, neuronal plasticity, neurophilosophy, neurology and the arts

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Prof. Luigi De Gennaro

Prof. Luigi De Gennaro
Professor and Director
Department of Psychology & Sleep Laboratory
University of Rome
Italy

  Biography :

Full Professor of Physiological Psychology at the Department of Psychology - University of Rome “ Sapienza”, and Director of the Sleep Laboratory of University of Rome Sapienza. Author of more than 130 articles on international peer-reviewed journals (Total I.F.= ~ 450; H-index ISI=32 Scopus=36 Google Scholar=43 ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3613-6631; Publons: https://publons.com/author/668323/luigi-de-gennaro - profile). He is Associate Editor of Journal of Sleep Research, and member of the Editorial Board of many journals (Frontiers of Psychology, Frontiers in Neurogenomics, Neural Regeneration Research, Medicine and Disorders International, Open Journal of Neuroscience, Open Medical Imaging Journal, World Journal of Neurology, World Journal of Radiology, Journal of Clinical Cases, International Journal of Neurology Research, JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Sleep Spindles & Cortical Up States). Reviewer of the several journals (among these: Science, Nature Communications, J Sleep Res; Cer Cortex; Sleep Med Rev; Neuroimage; Journal of Neuroscience; Human Brain Mapping; Brain Topograph).

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His main Topics in Sleep Research are: (1) Neurophysiology (Heritability, Excitability of motor cortex, Cortico-Hippocampal networks, Corpus callosum, Sleep fragmentation, Sleep onset, Sleep inertia, Sleepiness, Oculomotor system, Placebo effect, Dream recall, Personality correlates of dreaming, Sptial learning and memory, Exposure to GSM fields); Pathologies (Sleep disorders; Depression; Alzheimer Disease)

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