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.
Panga Silas had completed his graduation in B.Pharmacy from Shadan College of Pharmacy, JNTU, Hyderabad and PG M.Pharmacy, specialised in Pharmaceutics from SRR College of Pharmaceutics, Kakathiya University, Warangal. Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D as a research scholar in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences University College of Technology, Osmania University, Hyderabad from the year 2013 to till date. He had worked as a faculty for diploma graduates in Pragathi college of Pharmacy, Warangal, as an Area Manager for Novartis INDIA Ltd, as well as Eli-Lilly India Ltd for period of 2 year and also as a faculty for B.Pharmacy graduates in St.Peter’s College of Pharmacy, Warangal for a period of 2 years. He had completed his thesis work on “DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF AMLODIPINE BESYLATE GASTRO RETENTIVE DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM”. Currently he is doing his research work on “Chrono drug delivery systems for Epilepsy”. He had published 3 articles on Epilepsy. He had delivered lectures on INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING for two years on behalf of NGO BHARATHI INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY for developing awareness among teenagers and also on the Occasion of WORLD PHARMACIST DAY as a chief guest to create awareness among the pharmacists and their role in the management of diseases. He had attended National and International conferences.
He is an Iranian scientist. He did his PhD and Research work on Photochemistry or chemistry (Ag) and now he is doing research with his co-worker on cultivation, extraction, formulation and produce natural products out of medicinal and Aromatic plants. So they designed research apparatuses and pilot of essential oil distillation and herbal extraction. He has published 6 Books on his subjects in Persian language and contributed two chapters of bio-activity of herbal extracts or essential oil on bacteria's. Finished 65 projects with MSc. and PhD thesis students on medicinal plants. Published more than 200 papers on this topic in National and International (ISI) journals. Now his position is as scientist in Research Institute Forests and Rangelands (RIFR) -Tehran-IRAN, Chairman of "Union Medicinal plants of Iran" (UMPI) and Chair member of "Iranian medicinal plants society" (IMPS). He got three National awards about selected and important Medicinal plant as Natural product or instead of Synthetic Medicine and Bio-logical uses.