Prominent Participants


Plenary Speakers

Ferid Murad (President)
(Nobel Laureate)

The Stanford VA Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Ada Yonath
(Nobel Laureate)

Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot 76100, Israel

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
U.S.A.

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,
USA

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

D.K. Lahiri
USA

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

Rakesh Kumar
India

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

M.I. Choudhary
Pakistan

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

TRACK CHAIRS

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

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

Hot Topics in Drug Targets

Hiroyuki Osada

Director, Chemical Biology Research Group RIKEN Center of sustainable Resource Science Hirosawa 2-1, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 Japan

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

Translational Medicine

Zulfiqar A Bhutta

Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health & Policy Co-Director, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health Senior Scientist, Research Institute The Hospital for Sick Children Professor, Departments of Paediatrics, Nutritional Sciences and Public Health University of Toronto, SickKids Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning 686 Bay Street, Toronto ON,M5G A04
Canada

Topics in Drug Delivery and Drug Conjugates

Avi Domb

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Drag research, School of Pharmacy-Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel