Prominent Participants

Plenary Speakers

Ferid Murad (President)
(Nobel Laureate)

The Stanford VA Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Jean-Marie Lehn
(Nobel Laureate)

Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, Université de Strasbourg, France

Charles N. Serhan

Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Simon Gelman Professor of Anaesthesia (Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology) Harvard Medical School
& Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Dimitris Roukos

Professor of Surgery and Precision Cancer Genome Medicine Founding Director Centre for BioSystems and Genome Network Medicine Ioannina University, School of Medicine Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), Athens, Greece

Roger Kamm

Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering M.I.T., Depts. of Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering 77 Massachusetts Ave, NE47-321 Cambridge, MA 02139,

Rudolf Jaenisch

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research 455 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142-1479, USA


D.K. Lahiri

Department of Psychiatry and of Medical & Molecular Genetics, IADC, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Rakesh Kumar

Cancer Biology Program, Rajiv Gandhi Center of Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram 695014,

M.I. Choudhary

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


Blood Brain Barrier & Brain

Vesa Kiviniemi

Department of Diagnostic Radiology Medical Research Center Oulu Oulu University Hospital Oulu, Finland

Cardiovascular Drug Discovery & Therapy

Joseph F. Ndisang

PharmD, PhD, FICA, FCCS, FAHA Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Department of Physiology, 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon SK, S7N 5E5, Canada

Cancer Biomarkers

Antonio Scilimati

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Department of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Bari "A. Moro" Via E.Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari, Italy

Cancer Targeted Drug Delivery

George Chen

Director of Surgical Lab Principal Investigator, Cancer Centre Department of Surgery Faculty of Medicine The Chinese University of Hong Kong Prince of Wales Hospital Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

CNS Drug Discovery & Therapy

Xin Qi

Associate Professor Department of Physiology and Biophysics Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 2109 Adelbert Road, E516 Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA

Enabling Technologies

Hossein Tavana

Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering The University of Akron 302 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325, USA USA

Hot Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Alessandro Antonelli

Director: Immuno-Endocrine Section of Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Clinical Pathology Head, Laboratory of Primary Human Cells Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Honorary Editor, “Drugs” (IF=5.00). Via Savi, 10, I-56126, Pisa, Italy

Subroto Chatterjee

Johns Hopkins University, Sphingolipid Signaling Laboratory Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology Division 600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock 1385 Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

Gian Luigi Russo

Institute of Food Sciences National Research council of Italy Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 - 00185 Rome, Italy

Mette Rosenkilde

University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Department of Biomedical Sciences Laboratory for Molecular Pharmacology Blegdamsvej 3B, room 18.5.22. Package delivery to Nørre Alle 14 DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark

Zhengyuan Xia

Associate Professor Deputy Director, Anesthesiology Research Laboratory Department of Anesthesiology, University of Hong Kong, China

Scott t. Handy

Professor of Chemistry Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN 37132,

Jeffrey Skolnick

Center for the Study of Systems Biology Georgia Institute of Technology School of Biological Sciences 950 Atlantic Drive, NW, Room 2151 Atlanta, GA 30332-2000, USA

Salvador Ventura

Protein Folding and Conformational Diseases Lab Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Parc de Recerca UAB, Mòdul B E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain

Septimiu Radu Ionescu

The Ångström Laboratory, Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, 75121 Uppsala, Sweden

Hot Topics in Drug Targets

Hiroyuki Osada

Chemical Biology Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science,

Inflammation & Immunology

Raphael Stricker

Union Square Medical Associates 450 Sutter Street, Suite 1504 San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

Yang Jin

Associated Professor Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Boston University Medical Campus 72 E Concord St, R304 Boston, MA 02118, USA

Pio Conti

Professor of Immunology, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Chiti-Pescara, via dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti, Italy

Innovative Drug Discovery and Nanotechnology

Teresa Pellegrino

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia via Morego 30, Genoa, 16163 Italy

Hot Topics in Natural Products

David G. I. Kingston

University Distinguished Professor Director, Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery Department of Chemistry, MC 0212 Hahn Hall South 800 West Campus Dr./ Room 3111 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA

Pharmaceutical Research & Development

Kuberan Balagurunathan

Department of Medicinal Chemistry College of Pharmacy University of Utah Salt Lake City UT 84112,

Peisheng Xu

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutics Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy, 715 Sumter Street, CLS609A Columbia, South Carolina 29208,