Pharmacology & Drug Development Congress
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Ndayishimye Samuel

Designation: University: PSG College of Pharmacy Country: India More Details

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. Brahmeshwar Mishra

Designation: Professor of Pharmaceutics (HAG Scale) and Former Head University: Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Country: India More Details

Devansh Mehta

Designation: Assistant Professor University: Translam Institute Country: India More Details

Devansh Mehta, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, at Translam Institute, Meerut, India. He is a published International author and has authored more than 5 books so far. He is a regular writer and editor. He has his name in more than 100 papers published in National and International journals. He is currently guiding seven M. Pharm. students. He is an experienced Pharmaceutical professional. He has worked in Sales, Marketing, and Scientific writing arena, before venturing into Academic Pharmaceutical profession. Devansh Mehta is a well-known writer in the Pharmaceutical industry in the region and has gained lots of regards for his writing calibre.

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. 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.

Alice Njeri Gichobi

Designation: Specialist Pharmacist University: Nakuru County Government Country: Kenya More Details

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.

Prof. (Dr.) Shradha Sinha

Designation: Professor and Head University: Babu Banarasi Das Northern India Institute of Technology Country: India More Details

Salako N Olatunji

Designation: Director/ CEO University: Center for Countermeasures against Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent Country: Nigeria More Details

Panga Silas

Designation: Researcher University: Osmania University Country: India More Details

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.

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. H.C. Yashavantha Rao, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Designation: Research Scientist University: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Country: India More Details
Dr. H.C. Yashavantha Rao is an accomplished Research Scientist in Cancer Biology. He obtainied his Doctoral degree and Masters degree in Microbiology at Microbial Drugs Laboratory, Department of Studies in Microbiology, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, India. He is working in the field of Cancer Biology as well as biodiscovery of anti-infective drugs from endophytic fungi and actinomycetes associated with medicinal plants. He have been invited as a ‘Speaker’ for several International conferences held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Singapore to mention in few. He has published many scientific research articles in high impact international peer reviewed journals. He has also published book chapters, serves as Editor in reputed journals and bagged several awards from different organizations. His areas of research are multidisciplinary, which are as but not limited to: Bioprespecting of Microbial endophytes, Natural products chemistry, Anti-cancer drugs, Microbial genomics, Nano biotechnology, Management of infectious diseases and multidrug resistant pathogens.
Research Interest 
Cancer Biology, Biodiscovery of Natural products, anticancer drugs, chemical and biological interactions, plant pathology, polyketide anti-infective drugs from endophytes, Biodiversity, Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants, Microbial genomics, Management of infectious diseases and multidrug resistant pathogens, Nano biotechnology.

Dr. Rashid Mahmood

Designation: General Manager Technical Operations University: Surge Laboratories Private Limited Country: Pakistan More Details
Rashid Mahmood has Master Degree in Analytical Chemistry and MS in Total Quality Management. He has 15 years of experience of Pharmaceutical Quality Operations and has attended many international conferences as a keynote speaker.  He has presented various talks in USA, Canada, UK and UAE on Cleaning Validation, cGMP Guidelines, Quality Risk Management, Role of Mass Spectrometry in Pharmaceuticals and on new Drug Delivery Systems.
Currently he is working as a General Manager Technical Operations for Surge Lab.(Manufacturer of Microencapsulated APIs, Liquid & Dry Powder Parentrals) which is the best export oriented organization of Pakistan.
Research Interest
Rashid Mahmood studied Analytical Chemistry and has completed his MS in Total Quality Management from Punjab University Lahore-Pakistan. He joined Surge Laboratories Private Limited in 2004 and immediately excelled in his executive career track. He is working as GM Technical Operations in one of the leading pharmaceutical company in Pakistan.  His research interests include New Drug Delivery Systems, Quality Risk Management, Cleaning Validation, Microencapsulation, Pharmaceutics & Novel Drug Delivery Systems, Polymer Chemistry, Pharmaceutical cGMP & Hot Melt Extrusion.

Huma Mujahid

Designation: Lecturer University: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Country: Pakistan More Details

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.).

Dr. Mohammadbagher Rezaee

Designation: Scientist University: Research Institute Forests and Rangelands (RIFR) Country: Iran More Details

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.


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.

KSG Arulkumaran

Designation: Vice Principal University: KMCH College of Pharmacy Country: India More Details
Dr.K.S.G. Arulkumaran(born in 1970 at Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, INDIA) received his bachelor of pharmacy degree(B.Pharm) and Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) degree from Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore in 1991 and 1996 respectively and a doctoral degree from The Tamil University, Thanjavur. He started his career as a lecturer at KMCH College of Pharmacy in the year 1996. After holding positions as an Assistant professor and Professor , he serves as the Vice-Principal of KMCH College of Pharmacy since2011. With 22 years of teaching experience, he has actively participated in various workshops, seminars and conferences as an adjudicator and presenter. As an coordinator, he has overseen various conferences, the recent being RAPICON 2019, an international conference on ‘ Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Industry:Bridging the Gaps in Pharma Education”. He has received several awards, in particular the best teacher award in 2011 from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Best Faculty Award from Kovai Medical Center research and Educational Trust, Coimbatore, Research Excellence Award from Doctor Thangs Products, Coimbatore and Best Alumni Award from Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Para medical Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. As a Co-PI, he has received 48.87 lakhs as research grant from Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi and 10.13 lakhs from Defense Research and Development organization(DRDO), New Delhi. He has filed 4 patents to his credit and his bibliography includes many research findings published in International and National Journals. He is a registered pharmacist of Tamil Nadu State Pharmacy Council, Chennai and life member of APTI, IACP& IHPA. He also serves as an Ethical committee member of Kovai Medical Center Hospital. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu,INDIA.