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Dr. Marina Roksandic Milenkovic

Designation: Assistant Professor University: University Hospital for Pulmonology Country: Serbia More Details
Marina Roksandić Milenković (MD, PhD in pulmonology, Internal medicine specialist), working as Assistant Professor in Pulmonology, University Hospital for Pulmonology, Clinical Center of Serbia. From October 2014 - onwards: University Hospital for Pulmonology Representative at the Serbian Medical Society, a subsidiary of Clinical Center of Serbia; September 2015 – onwards: Secretary of Pulmonology Section, Serbian Medical Society; October 2015 – October 2018: Secretary of Desk for postgraduate studies in pulmonology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade. Author of numerous scientific papers in the field of internal medicine and pulmonology. Coordinator and investigator in numerous clinical studies in the field of respiratory medicine. Editorial Board Member of Era’s Journal of Medical research (EJMR). Peer reviewer of Medical students Conferences.

Dr. Debaprotim Dasgupta

Designation: Associate Professor University: Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science Country: India More Details

Dr. Debaprotim Dasgupta has completed his PhD at the age of 34 years from Gauhati University. He is the Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science. He has published more than 15 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an Associate Editor in Indian Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Science (IRJPS). Dr. Dasgupta has total academic experience of 12 years and research experience of 10years.

Dr. Kishor Santhosh

Designation: Researcher University: Trinity College Country: Dublin More Details

Dr. Kishor Santhosh is a Doctor of Pharmacy Graduate and has worked as an intern Clinical Pharmacist for a period of one year. He is currently pursuing his M.Sc and research in Translational Oncology, Trinity College, Dublin. He was also selected to deliver an oral presentation at Manipal International conference to present about this research work and he was one among the top 5 best presenters. He was awarded “The Best Outgoing Student for 2012 Batch” for his extraordinary performance in academics and in extracurricular events. He has also presented a paper at the INDIAN PHARMACEUTICAL CONGRESS regarding the assessment of off-label drug use in a tertiary care hospital. Added to this, he has 3 Publications and is currently working on a number of projects.  He has shown great interest and high technical understanding in intricacies of molecular targeted therapy, immunotherapy and chemotherapy. For his efforts he was awarded with a Novel project which targets the obese tumor microenvironment, inhibiting IL-6 which helps in overcoming drug resistance. He is currently working on a number review articles in the field of Oncology and drug development and aspires to dedicate himself in novel drug development in the field of cancer.

Dr. Swagata Sarkar

Designation: Assistant Professor University: Sri Sairam Engineering College Country: India More Details

Dr. Daniela Nascimento Silva

Designation: Researcher University: Karolinska Institutet Country: Sweden More Details

Daniela Nascimento Silva holds a degree in Biomedicine (Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador, BA, Brazil) and PhD in Pathology from Federal University of Bahia (Salvador, BA, Brazil). Her research projects are focused on bioprocess optimization and translation of cell-based therapies into clinical investigations. She is a member of a multidisciplinary team specializing in clinical-grade cell processing and manufacturing as well as regulatory aspects related to cell therapies and implementation of clinical trials at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Massimo Dominici

Designation: Director University: University Hospital of Modena and Reggio Emilia Country: Italy More Details

Massimo Dominici had done his MD degree at the University of Pavia in 1996. Since 2019 he is the Director of the Division of Medical Oncology and the Director of the Program of Cellular Therapy and Immuno-Oncology at the University Hospital of Modena and Reggio Emilia(Italy). He had published more than 140 papers with more than 20000 citations, 12 patents, five book chapters published, one book published in 2013 and 2 books in 2014. He has 22 grants as principal investigator with 11 on competitive calls (including 2 PRIN, 3 AIRC, 2 RicercaFinalizzata, POR-FESR), 10 grants as co-investigator all on competitive calls (including 1 FP7, 1 H2020, 1 MIUR 2017, POR-FESR), 11 grants from biotech industries for sub-contracting investigations with a total of 14,6Mio € granted since 2004. Co-founder and coordinator of the Mirandola Science and Technology Park. Award from International Federation of Medical Student Association (IFMSA) in 1996; Young Investigator Award from "Italian Association against Leukemia (AIL); Berlucchi Award for Research in Oncology (2012); “FanfullinodellaRiconoscenza Premio Città Di Lodi” (2017); International Award Mashhad University – Mashhad Stem Cells Conference 2017; International Award Pico dellaMirandola (2017). He has been co-founder of the Forum of Italian Researcher on MSC (FIRST), board member of JACIE, WBMT and scientific advisor for the Italian Minister of Health. He has been member of ISCT, ASH, ESCGT, IFATS, IPLASS. He has been President of ISCT 2014-2016 and now member of the Strategic Advisory Council and Chair of the ISCT Presidential task-force on unproven cell and gene therapies.

Dr. Kaenat Zahra

Designation: Associate Professor University: Sufiya Unani Medical College Hospital and Research Centre Country: India More Details

Dr. Kaenat Zahra has done Master of Surgery (MS) in OBS and Gynae from CSJMU (UP, India) in Unani Medicine which is Perso-Arabic Medicine system where teachings of Greek Physician and Surgeons are taught. She has presented a thesis Titled  “Clinical Efficacy of Hulba(Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn) and Hijamat Bila Shurt  (Dry Cupping) in the Management of  USRE TAMS IBTIDAEE (Primary Dysmenorrhoea)” under the guidance of her HOD Dr. Abdullah in CSJMU Kanpur (UP India) in the OBS and Gynae Department of DUMCH & RC(UP). Some of her research paper has been even published in International Journals like  AJPTR(Am.J.PharmTechRes.2019;9(06)ISSN:2249-3387 Pg No 267 -277)and AJPHR online (Am.J.PharmHealthRes.2019;7(11) ISSN:2321-3647 Pg No 51-62). Though she has presented research paper on Oligogalactia, Dysmenorrhea Breast Cancer, PCOS and many others topics in various International and National Seminar and Symposia with respect to Unani drugs and Regeminal Therapy but her main interest is to do researches in OBS and Gynae where she has been applying an integrated approach with Modern system in her Research work to make it more useful and more scientific.

Rama Rao Nadendla

Designation: Principal and Professor University: Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Country: India More Details

Ogugofor M O

Designation: Researcher University: University of Nigeria Nsukka Country: Nigeria More Details

Dr. Agustin Nestor

Designation: Professor University: Catholic University of Cordoba Country: Argentina More Details

Agustin is working as a Biochemist since 1980 and Professor and researcher at the Catholic University of Cordoba since 1994. He completed his masters in management administration in health services in 2003 and Ph.D. in science of health in 2017. He currently developed fibrinolitic protein purification methods for therapeutic use and neural network projects for the prediction of cardiovascular diseases.

Sirasani Satyanarayana

Designation: Former Vice Chancellor University: Osmania University Country: India More Details
Sirasani Satyanarayana received his PhD under the supervision of Prof. M.M. Taqui Khan in 1982 at Osmania University Hyderabad, India. In 1983 he was appointed as Assistant Professor at Osmania University Hyderabad, India. He worked with Prof. K.L. Brown, Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS(USA) as Postdoctoral Associate (1989-1991). He also worked with Prof. J. B. Chaires at University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson MS (USA) 1991-1993. He has 32 years of experience in teaching and 40 years of research experience. He guided for the award of 30 PhDs, 2 M.Phils and published 155 national and international publications in the area of Bioinorganic and Inorganic Chemistry. He worked as a Vice-Chancellor Osmania University, Hyderabad from July 2011-July 2014 and Vice-Chancellor (I/c) and Director CETLS, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Basar, Telangana, from July, 2015 -August 2017.

Georges Nassar

Designation: Professor University: Institute of Electronic, Microelectronic & Nanotechnology Country: France More Details
Georges Nassar, was born in 1967. He had received the Ph.D. degree in 1997 from Lille academy-France. Since 2010 and currently he is a Professor in the Institute of Electronic, Microelectronic and Nanotechnology, in the ultrasonic division.  Since 1999 he provides training of Highly Qualified Personnel: Supervisor for some PhD students and he provides scientific expertise with the Scientific Evaluation Committee (CES) in MEMS domain and High technology concept. Regular invited professor in high research institutes and regular editor board in some research journals
His research interests include integrated and autonomous micro-systems, bio-sensors, interaction wave/biological tissues, ROI detection and diagnosis, modelling of dynamic system, Energy harvesting, MEMS and physiological signal processing.

Mohammad Nadeem Khan

Designation: Assistant Professor University: Bastar University Country: India More Details
Mohammad Nadeem Khan  is an  Assistant Professor of the school of studies in Biotechnology at the Bastar University Jagdalpur, India and Associated editor at MAT, MEDWIN Publications. He has research in Molecular biology, Bioinformatics and Pharmaceutical Biotechnological recent advances. He has presented papers at conferences both home and abroad, published articles and papers in various journals. His research interest includes Bio-pharmaceuticals, Drug development, Glycobiology, Proteomics

Hermeline Ntalani

Designation: Researcher University: Universite Marien NGOUABI Country: Congo More Details
NTALANI Hermeline is originally from Congo Brazzaville and holds a PhD in Molecular chemistry, option chemistry of biomolecules(synthesis, structure and reactivity), obtained in 1998 at the University of Montpellier II, in France. After practicing in secondary education in France and Cameroon she have been employed at Marien NGOUABI University (Congo), since 2014 as a Teacher-Researcher in Chemistry at the Faculty of Science and techniques.
Her research activities mainly concern the development of plant resources such as: aromatic plants for obtaining essential oils for different applications (cosmetics, food, therapeutics), medicinal plants with Anti-plasmodial activity, food plants with coagulating or flocculating activities in the clarification of surface waters, recovery of biodegradable solid household waste by composting.

Lina Omar Alfadil

Designation: Researcher University: Riyadh Elm University Country: Saudi Arabia More Details

Sylvia A Opanga

Designation: Senior Lecturer University: University of Nairobi Country: Kenya More Details

Sylvia Opanga is a Clinical Pharmacist and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s School of Pharmacy. She holds a PhD in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Nairobi. She practices at Kenyatta National Hospital and her main areas of interest are surgical, cardiovascular and infectious disease pharmacotherapy. She owns a community pharmacy clinical practice, in which she provides pharmacotherapy reviews for patients.  She holds a fellowship in implementation science from the University of Washington, Seattle. She is also interested in evidence based research and clinical practice, and has worked on several systematic reviews and meta-analyses that have impacted policy, mostly on antibiotic use in Kenya. She actively participates in research and has won several grants that impact on infectious diseases. She is a member of the Ministry of health antimicrobial stewardship technical working group, and she heads the community pharmacy sector for this group. Sylvia is dedicated to ensuring patient safety through proper medication use and use of big data in improving patient safety in Kenya and Africa as a whole. In this regard, she is the founding East African Lead for the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology and the Medicines Research and Utilisation Group in Africa (MURIA).  Sylvia is a member of the Kenya Society of Basic and Applied Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya and the Hospital Pharmacists Association of Kenya.

Dr. Kalyani M

Designation: Professor and Head University: Saveetha Medical College & Hospital Country: India More Details

Kalyani M graduated MBBS at Coimbatore Medical College and MD Microbiology at Stanley Medical College. She has UG and PG teaching experience of more than 19 years. She has given many guest lectures in National and International Scientific forums. She is the Chairman for Hospital Infection Control Committee and Co-coordinator for Mess Committee at Saveetha Medical College. She is a Peer reviewer in Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, NJBMS and Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. She is Treasurer in Indian Association of Medical Microbiology (Tamilnadu -Pondy Chapter) and Joint Secretary for Indian Association of Tropical Parasitology. She Has presented research papers in National and International conferences and has published more than 60 articles in National and International journals. She has been guiding PhD scholars for more than 8 years and MD and M.Sc Medical Microbiology students for more than 15 years. She had undergone training in Faculty Development program at Moulana Azad Medical College and Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (Nodal Centre) and served as resource person in MEU at Saveetha Medical College. She has been awarded the Best Faculty – Research for 2018 in Academy of Clinical Excellence award by Saveetha University.

Prof. Moganavelli (Mogie) Singh

Designation: Assistant Professor & Head University: University of KwaZulu-Natal Country: South Africa More Details

Prof Moganavelli (Mogie) Singh graduated with a PhD (Biochemistry) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2006. She is currently an Associate Professor, Researcher and Head of the Nano-Gene and Drug Delivery Laboratory at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Her research is interdisciplinary, and includes the development and biological evaluation of novel inorganic nanoparticles as potential gene and drug delivery vehicles for cancer gene therapy. Nanoparticles currently under evaluation in her laboratory are gold, silver, platinum, selenium, copper and magnetic iron nanoparticles. In addition, she is also involved in the evaluation of the anti-cancer activities of chemically synthesized and medicinal plant compounds.  Prof Singh is a member of the European and American Gene and Cell Therapy Societies, and has over 90 publications to her credit and regularly presents at international conferences. Her current collaborations extend to India and China.

Dr. Zhiling Yu

Designation: Professor University: Hong Kong Baptist University Country: China More Details
Dr. Zhiling Yu holds a BSc degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a PhD degree in Biochemistry. Dr. Yu is known for his research in herbal pharmacology, focusing on anticancer and anti-inflammation herbs.
Research interests:
Herbal pharmacology, focusing on anticancer and anti-inflammation natural products.

Dr. Pierre Lutgen

Designation: Professor University: IFBV-BELHERB Country: Luxembourg More Details

Pierre Lutgen studied at the University of Louvain in Belgium and obtained Diplomas in Chemistry, Social Sciences and Philosophy. He worked for 25 years at the DuPont CY in research and for 8 years in Steel Industry, mainly in the environmental field. Since his retirement, he worked as a Consultant for health and environment as Invited Professor at the University in Medellin and for the European Communities in several countries. Over the last ten years, he has organized the association of IFBV-BELHERB studying and researching on tropical diseases along with 30 academic and medical partners in Africa, South America and Europe. Numerous peer reviewed papers have been published by this team, mainly on herbal medicines.

Florjana Rustemi

Designation: Pharmacist and Researcher University: University Hospital Center Country: Albania More Details
Dr. Proc. Florjana Rustemi, is working on her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences focused in Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy and as PhD researcher between University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa” and University of Medicine Tirana; Faculty of Pharmacy, (December 2012 – present). During this period, she managed to publish a lot of publications and attend different National and International conferences in pharmacoeconomy of drugs, drug therapy and quality in hospital pharmacy, in different countries like Ireland, South Korea, etc. She is passionate in Education and Research in Pharmaceutical sciences and is privileged to have the opportunity to educate others. She has over ten-year experience as a lecturer in University, Department of Pharmacy and is a pharmacist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital, health-care system & pharmaceutical industry. Skilled in Pharmaceutics, Individualized chemotherapy treatment, Cost-effective medicine, Forecasting and budgeting of medicines and medical devices, Procurement of medicines and medical devices, Quality in Health-care system, Research and Development of new medicines, Clinical study of new medicines, Pharmacology, Generic Programming, Medical Devices, and GxP. She has obtained her Bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Science from University of Tirana, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacy on 3/7/2009. She also got her Master degree in Hospital and Community Pharmacy from the University of Camerino, Italy on 18/3/2012. She has publications in peer reviewed journals with high impact factor as well as she attends a lot of international conferences all over the world.

My research interests include individualized cancer chemotherapy, cost-effectiveness of medicines, quality of medicines and medical devices in health-care system, etc, with focus in low and middle income countries. I am also interested in Research and Pharmaceutical development of new medicines and Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy.

Dr. Dayashankar Gautam

Designation: Faculty of Zoology University: St. Aloysius College Country: India More Details
  • Worked with Dr. Asha Khanna in Major Research Project (UGC) titled “Investigation of Genotoxicity as an Occupational Hazard among Bidi Rollers to the Exposure of Tobacco Dust” as a research scholar.
  • Cleared DET 2012, successfully completed pre-PhD coursework in zoology conducted by RDVV in 2013 and awarded Ph.D. in Nov 2016 for the research work titled “Assessment of genotoxicity in bidi rollers due to tobacco dust using DNA damage techniques with special reference to polymorphism of GSTM1 gene as a marker”. The research was done under the guidance of Dr. (Mrs.) Asha Khanna & Dr. (Mrs.) Rita Bhandari
  • Member of board of studies of Zoology and Biotechnology of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Jabalpur.
  • Life member of MahakoshalVigyanParishad Jabalpur (M. P.).


Designation: Professor & HOD University: Nirmala College of Pharmacy Country: India More Details
Dr. Anjana Maale is currently working as professor and HOD, at Nirmala College of pharmacy; she has 12 years of teaching and research experience in find out therapies using natural products. She has received many awards like “K.K. Acharyajee memorial award” for her excellency in pharmacy subject all over India, during the academic year 2002. She has received Best teacher award twice during her 12 years of carrier. She got funding from DST-SERB for participation and presentation at ICIP-Biosimilars conference at Malaysia, kuantan. So far, she published 30 national and international publications in scopus indexed journals. She has written some of the chapters in Novel techniques in Pharmaceutical sciences.