Prominent Participants

Plenary Speakers

Ferid Murad (President)
(Nobel Laureate)

1674 Oak Ave., Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA

Sidney Altman
(Nobel Laureate)

Yale University, New Haven CT, USA

Stuart Schreiber

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University and Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA,

Alex MacKerell

School of Pharmacy University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

Shuji Ogino

Chief, Division of MPE Molecular Pathological Epidemiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Pathology and Epidemiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , Boston, MA,

Rudolf Jaenisch

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Cambridge MA United States

Steven A. Carr

Senior Director of Proteomics Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Boston, MA

Vladimir Torchilin

Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Kenneth C. Anderson

Medical Oncologist Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Je Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center Boston MA
United States

Stephen J. Elledge

Department of Genetics Harvard Medical School MA
United States


Simon C. Robson

Harvard Medical School, Office E/CLS 612, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston. MA 02215, USA

Ali Khademhosseini

Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA

Guangping Gao
United States

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Gene Therapy Center, Worcester, United States

S. Samar Hasnain

Barkla X-ray Laboratory of Biophysics, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool,

M.I. Choudhary

H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Thomas J. Webster

Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA,


Biologics (Track)

Chava Kimchi-Sarfaty
United States

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Food and Drug Administration 29 Lincoln Drive Bethesda MD 20892 United States

Cancer Targeted Drug Delivery (Track)

Renata Pasqualini

Professor of Internal Medicine
Maralyn S. Budke Endowed Chair in Cancer Experimental Therapeutics
Associate Director, Translational Research
Chief, Division of Molecular Medicine

Ricardo J Giordano

Institute of Chemistry
University of Sao Paulo,
Sao Paulo, Brazil

CNS Drug Discovery & Therapy (Track)

Debomoy K. Lahiri

Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine Neuroscience Research Center Indianapolis, IN 46202

Ricardo Garay
92350 Le-Plessis-Robinson France

Inserm Hôpital Marie-Lannelongue Université Paris-Sud, 92350 Le-Plessis-Robinson France

Drug Delivery & Targeting (Track)

Monika Schäfer-Korting

Institute for Pharmacy Freie Universität Berlin Germany

Reinhard Neubert

Institute of Pharmacy Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg Wolfgang-Langenbeck-Str. 4 Germany

Sophia Antimisiaris

Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology Department of Pharmacy University of Patras Greece

Drug Discovery in Preclinical Research (Track)

Istvan Nagy
United Kingdom

Dept. of Anaesth and Intensive Care Imperial College London United Kingdom

Innovative Drug Discovery and Nanotechnology (Track)

Roberto D. Zysler

Laboratorio Resonancias Magnéticas Centro Atmico Bariloche CNEA-CONICET 8400 S C de Bariloche Río Negro Argentina.

Antonino Mazzaglia

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche-Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati (CNR-ISMN) c/o Dept ChiBioFarAm, University of Messina, Messina,

Pharmaceutical Research & Development (Track)

Rathnam Chaguturu
United States

iDDPartners, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550, United States

Recent Advances in Spectroscopy (Track)

Bagrat A. Shainyan

Head of Laboratory Irkutsk Institute of Chemistry Siberian Division of Russ. Ac. Sci. Russia

D. Borchman
United States

Kentucky Lions Eye Center, 301 E. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, United States

Protein & Peptide Sciences (Track)

Heather Sheardown

Professor Canada Research Chair in Ophthalmic Biomaterials Department of Chemical Engineering McMaster University Hamilton ON, Canada

Jean-Luc Galzi

REBS, Biotechnologie et Signalisation Cellulaire, UMR 7242, Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg, Illkirch, France

E. Brad Thompson

Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling, University of Houston, Texas, USA

Hot Topics in Medicinal Chemistry (Track)

Pierfausto Seneci

Chemistry Dept., University of Milan, Italy

Andrew Abell

Department of Chemistry The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide 5005, Australia

Jozef Oleksyszyn

Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Chemistry, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland.

George Kokotos

Department of Chemistry Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Athens 15771 University of Athens, Greece

Hidayat Hussain

Department of Chemistry Universität Paderborn Warburger Straße 100 33098 Paderborn Germany

Inflammation & Immunology (Track)

Amedeo Amedei

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence Viale, Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence Italy

John R. Gordon

Division of Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine Rm 2D30.8 (Box 3), HSc D wing University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Stephen T. Sonis
United States

Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry Brigham and Women's Hospital Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston MA United States

Cardiovascular Drug Discovery & Therapy (Track)

Colleen E. Clancy
United States

Department of Pharmacology, University of California Davis Genome Bldg Rm 3503 Davis, CA 95616-8636, United States.

Chemistry (Track)

Zhaohui Sunny Zhou
United States

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Faculty Fellow, Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Tomi Sawyer
United States

Merck Research Laboratories Boston, Massachusetts

Genomics (Track)

Vito M. Fazio

Laboratory of Oncology, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), Italy

Structural Biology (Track)

Neil Cashman

Department of Medicine (Neurology), Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada

Medical Imaging (Track)

Yun Zhou
United States

The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, School of Medicine Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 21287,
United States