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Franciszek Burdan PhD

Professor
Human Anatomy Department
Medical University of Lublin
Address:POLAND
Biography

Prof. Franciszek Burdan received PhD (1999) and habilitation degree (2004) from Medical University of Lublin, and professor degree from President of Poland in 2008. He is a radiologist and European Registered Toxicologist. Presently works as a professor of medicine at the Human Anatomy Department of Medical University of Lublin, senior assistant at the Radiology Department of St. John’s Cancer Center, and lecturer professor at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Author or coauthor of over 190 original and review peer-reviewed publications, case reports and scientific letters, as well as three anatomical books. Most of his output focuses on morphology as well as developmental and organ toxicity, especially cyclooxygenase inhibitors. He incorporated various radiological techniques into experimental teratology. He has been starting long-term scientific projects on epidemiology and medical imagining of neoplasms. Member of Editorial Boards of British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, Folia Morphologica, Forensic Science & Criminology, Global Journal of Anthropology Research, International Journal of Orthopaedics, International Journal of Medical Imaging, Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Science, The Open Access Journal of Science and Technology, The Open Bioinformatics Journal. He was a mentor in ten completed PhD dissertations. His scientific achievement was honored by Polish Minster of Health, International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, Teratology Society, European Teratology Society, International Federation of Anatomical Societies, Polish Scientific Foundation, OIC Poland Foundation and Polish Toxicological Society.

Research Interests

developmental and organ toxicity of xenobiotics
anatomy
anthropology

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A LymperopoulosPhD

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Nova Southeastern University
Address:USA
Biography

My career started by earning M.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry followed by Ph.D. in Pharmacology, after graduating from the School of Pharmacy of the University of Patras, Greece. Its major turning point was in 2004, when I joined the lab of Dr. Walter Koch, a former postdoctoral fellow of Nobel laureate Professor Robert Lefkowitz`s lab at Duke University. During my 5-year postdoctoral tenure there, I had several successes, awards and honors, most prominent among which being a lead-author publication in “Nature Medicine” and a 4-year Scientist Development Grant award by the American Heart Association (AHA) I currently hold. In addition, I have been a post-doctoral research fellow of the AHA for a total of three years in the past, and, in fact, my postdoctoral fellowship application with AHA in 2007 got an unusual 1-year extension based on its exceptionally high score. I have also been a finalist for the AHA-sponsored Melvin L. Marcus Young Investigator Award in Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, and for the Cardiovascular Research Award of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), I hold two (provisional) research patents, and I currently serve on the Editorial Boards of two peer-reviewed journals, as a regular peer-reviewer for several prestigious journals, including “British Journal of Pharmacology”, "Circulation Research", and “American Journal of Cardiology”, and as a research grant reviewer for AHA. In addition, I am an elected Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and its Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS). Finally, I have published in various prestigious scientific journals, in addition to “Nature Medicine”, such as: Circulation, JACC, PNAS, JBC, Molecular Pharmacology, etc., and my papers are highly cited.

Research Interests

Molecular pharmacology
physiology and biology of G protein-coupled (heptahelical or seven transmembrane-spanning) receptors
Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Disease
Neurohormonal control of the Circulation
Adrenal Physiology and Pharmacology
Receptors for Adrenaline and Noradrenaline
Catecholamines; Receptors for Angiotensin II
Signal Transduction
Gene Therapy; Transgenic mice and rats
Aldosterone production regulation
Regulation of Adrenergic and Angiotensin Receptors
G protein-coupled receptor Kinases; Beta-Arrestins
Novel “Biased” G protein-coupled Receptor Ligands

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Osama Mohamed AhmedPhD

Professor
Division of Physiology
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF Beni-Suef University
Address:Egypt.
Biography
Research Interests

Studies on Experimentally-induced type 1 and 2 diabetes and its treatment with medicinal plants and plant constituents
Hepatotoxicity and anti-tumor activities
Experimentally-induced hypo- and hyper-thyroidism
Chemically-induced carcinogenicity and the treatment of cancer with natural
products and newly synthesized organic compounds

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AL AchkarPhD

Research Director,
Head of the Human Genetics Div.- Molecular Biology
Atomic Energy Commission
Address:Syria
Biography

Research director& deputy Head at the Molecular biology and biotechnology department at the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, Head of Human genetics division. I am interested in prenatal diagnosis of human genetic disease , by molecular biology and cytogenetics & molecular cytogenetics, hematological malignancies (CML-AML and others).Sterilities (male-female), Genetic assessment of radiation exposure .

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Juei-Tang ChengPhD

Chair-Professor
Institute of Medical Research
Chang Jung Christian University
Address:Taiwan
Biography

Research director& deputy Head at the Molecular biology and biotechnology department at the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, Head of Human genetics division. I am interested in prenatal diagnosis of human genetic disease , by molecular biology and cytogenetics&molecular cytogenetics, hematological malignancies (CML-AML and others).Sterilities (male-female), Genetic assessment of radiation exposure .

Research Interests

Pathophysiology of Diabetic and Hypertensive Disorders
Therapeutics of X-syndrome
Scientific View of Chines Traditional Medicine
Screen of Bioactivity in Animal Models

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Eman Mokbel Abdulaziz AlissaPhD

Associate professor
Clinical Biochemistry Department
Collage of Medicine, KAU,
Address:Saudi Arabia
Biography
Research Interests

Research director& deputy Head at the Molecular biology and biotechnology department at the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, Head of Human genetics division. I am interested in prenatal diagnosis of human genetic disease , by molecular biology and cytogenetics&molecular cytogenetics, hematological malignancies (CML-AML and others).Sterilities (male-female), Genetic assessment of radiation exposure .

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Eva KassiPhD

Assistant Professor
Medical School
University of Athens
Address:Greece
Biography

Eva Kassi graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School in 1991. She then completed her internal medicine training  and residency in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, “G.Gennimatas”  General Hospital of Athens, and she became a certified endocrinologist.  She was research fellow at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. She received PhD (2005) in Biochemistry. In 2006 she became Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University General Hospital ‘Attikon’, Athens, Greece.  Since 2011, she works as Assistant Professor of Biochemisty/Molecular Endocrinology,  in the Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.  
She is author or coauthor of over 50 peer-reviewed publications (original, review, case reports and scientific letters) published in prestigious scientific journals, such as Circulation, Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, BMC Medicine) as well as six international textbooks and electronic volumes (three chapters in EndoText.Ogr). She is member of the Editorial Board of   ‘Hormones’ and ‘Journal of Geriatric Cardiology’. She currently serves as a regular peer-reviewer for several  journals (more than 20), including International Journal of Cancer, Rheumatology, Journal of Endocrinology, PLoS One, European Journal of Endocrinology, Endocrine, Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry. Her scientific research  (project’s leader) has been funded by  National  Strategic Reference Framework  (NSRF),  by National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and by Hellenic Endocrine Society etc. 

 

Research Interests

role of steroid hormones and steroid receptors in the pathophysiology of various diseases in humans The role of steroid receptor mutations and steroid receptor signaling, especially glucocorticoid and estrogen receptor, in the aetiopathology of diseases such cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, breast cancer the interacton beteewn insulin and adipocytokines in metabolic syndrome In vitro studies concern evaluation of SERM-like activity of various plant extracts and natural/synthetic compounds

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Gabriela PavlinkovaPhD

Laboratory Head
Laboratory of Molecular Pathogenetics
Institute of Biotechnology Academy of Sciences
Address:Europe
Biography

Gabriela Pavlinkova, Ph.D. (2000, Immunology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic). Dr. Pavlinkova is currently Laboratory Head in the Institute of Biotechnology AS, Czech Republic. From 1991 until 2008 she has held research appointments as Research Associate, Instructor and Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In 2008, Dr. Pavlinkova was appointed Laboratory Head in the Institute of Biotechnology and moved to the Czech Republic. She uses mouse models, and quantitative and qualitative gene expression profiling analyses in her research. Her research has been published in twenty-eight publications in refereed journals, including Diabetologia, PNAS, Cancer Research, and J. Mol. Cell. Cardiology and three book chapters. She has been funded as a co-investigator and principal investigator in the USA and in Europe, including the Seventh Framework Programme European Commission, American Cancer Society, NIH, and Czech National Grant Agency.

Research Interests

Diabetes and pathological changes in the tissues, with specific focus on the heart
Embryonic development and transcriptional regulation
Changes in transcriptional regulation associated with human diseases
HIF-1 pathways and their role in diabetes
Fetal programing: genetic and epigenetic changes increasing risk of adverse outcomes of diabetic pregnancies including predisposition to metabolic syndrome

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Nadia Sawicka-GutajPhD

MD
Department of Endocrinology
Metabolism and Internal Medicine in Poznan
Address: Poland
Biography

I graduated cum laude from Faculty of Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences in 2010. As a medical student I received a scholarship of Ministry of Health for achievements in science. I received a 3-year grant award by the National Science Center. I am a member of European Society of Endocrinology, European Young Endocrine Scientists, Polish Society of Endocrinology.

Research Interests

visfatin in thyroid disorders
Thyroid cancers
Thyroid autoimmunity, Graves orbitopathy
Quality of life in patients with thyroid disorders

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Namik Delibas PhD

Professor
Dept. of Medical Biochemistry
Hacettepe University Medical Faculty
Address:Poland
Biography

Prof. Dr. Namik Delibas was born in Yozgat-Turkiye in 1961. He  
graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Erciyes University,  
Kayseri- Turkiye. He completed his Ph. D in Trakya University,  
Edirne-Turkiye. He became Associate Professor and Professor in  
Suleyman Demirel University.  He served as Dean of Medical  
Faculty, Chief Physician and as Deputy Chief Physician. Prof.  
Dr. Namik Delibas who has been lecturing since 1993, has taught undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate classes in  
Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry in the departments of  
Medicine and Dentistry. He has more than 100 articles publishedin various scientific journals. Currently he is staff of  Hacettepe University, Medical Faculty, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Ankara-Turkiye. 

Research Interests

Diabetes Mellitus
NMDA receptors
Alzheimer’s Disease

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Giuseppe RengoPhD

Medical Doctor
“Salvatore Maugeri” Foundation
IRCCS – Institute of Telese Terme
Address:Poland
Biography

In 2002, Dr. Giuseppe Rengo took his degree in Medicine at the University of Naples "Federico II". Starting November 2002 Dr. Rengo is medical doctor in the Department of Cardiology at the "Salvatore Maugeri" Foundation – IRCCS Institute of Telese Terme (BN). In 2006 Dr. Rengo earned degree with excellence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the at the University of Naples "Federico II". In 2010, he got his PhD in "Clinical Physiopathology and Experimental Medicine" at the University of Naples "Federico II" defending his thesis on the effects of adrenal GRK2 lowering as an underlying mechanism for the beneficial sympathetic effects of exercise training in heart failure. After two short-term experiences (in 2004 and 2005) as Visiting Research Fellow at Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia, from 2006 to 2009 Dr. Rengo spent his post-doctorate in the prestigious Center for Translational Medicine of the Thomas Jefferson University, under the mentorship of Dr. Walter J. Koch. In 2007, Dr. Rengo won the American Heart Association's award (Postdoctoral Fellowship) which supported his research for a period of 2 years. During this period Dr. Rengo collaborated with Dr. Koch in developing new tools for AAV-mediated cardiac gene therapy as therapeutic approach for heart failure. Starting 2010 to date, Dr. Rengo is responsible for the laboratories of Molecular and Translational Medicine - Unit of Geriatric Medicine at the “Department of Translational Medical Sciences” of the University of Naples ““Federico II”. His activities in the Department involved also the supervision of MD students, PhD students and post-doctorate fellows. Dr Rengo research is currently funded, as principal investigator, by a grant from the Italian Health Ministry (Ricerca Finalizzata 2011). Dr. Rengo is member of several scientific societies such as the American Heart Association (AHA) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He is Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member for Journals in the field of molecular cardiology and heart failure. He is Reviewer for several Journals in the field of cardiovascular sciences, he is grant reviewer for the Medical Research Council and is an abstract grading for the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association. Dr. Rengo presented several times the results of his studies in national and international conferences. He is author of more than 80 peer-reviewed papers in international journals with high impact factor.

Research Interests

G-protein coupled receptor function and signaling, and heart failure gene therapy Molecular mechanism responsible of neurohormonal overdrive observed in heart failure study of new biomarkers of prognosis and response to therapy in HF patients validation of lymphocyte GRK2 protein levels as a new maker of sympathetic nervous
system hyperactivity and prognosis in heart failure patients.

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Kwang-Hyun BaekPhD

Dean
College of Life Sciences
CHA University
Address:Republic of Korea
Biography

Kwang-Hyun Baek is a full professor of Department of Biomedical Science and a vice-director of Cell and Gene Therapy Research Institute at CHA University in Korea. He received his Ph.D. from the department of Zoology and Genetics at Iowa State University in 1995 and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. He is an editorial board member of a dozen of international journals. Current research and clinical interests are in the molecular genetics of deubiquitinating enzymes relevant to various metabolisms and cancers. He first coined terms ubiquitomics and deubiquitomics in the field of the ubiquitin-proteasome system.

Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms of protein degradation mediated by ubiquitination and deubiquitination

Identification and development of novel anti-tumor agents and therapies

All putative deubiquitinating enzymes that may regulate the homeostasis of metabolism and oncogenesis in various signaling pathways.

 

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Edith Arenas RiosPhD

Professor
Biology of Reproduction
Autonomous Metropolitan University
Address:Mexico
Biography

Prof. Edith Arenas Rios received PhD (2010) and teacher degree (2012) from Autonomous Metropolitan University, and is representative of the Academic Biology of Animal Reproduction Body. She is an expert in Morpho-Phisiology of Reproduction in mammals and particularly in the role of Reactive Oxygene Species (ROS) and antioxidant enzyme activity in spermatic maturation. Presently works as a professor of Phisiology of Homeostasis and Cell Biology and Biochemistry of the Cell at the Biology of Reproduction Department of the Biological and Health Sciences Division of Autonomous Metropolitan University, Iztapalapa unit. Author or coauthor of over 13 publications that include specialized research articles published and in progress, books and book chapters. She direct, codirect and gives advisory of bachelor´s, master´s and PhD degrees thesis of the Autonomous Metropolitan University Iztapalapa and Xochimilco unit.  Over 35 works presented in special research events included local, national and international. She has done some technical consultancies in oxidative stress and enzymatic activity in seminal plasma and sperm of boar and given some conferences as part of the preservation and distribution of culture. She published over seven disclosure items that included reproductive themes in mammals and reptiles. Her reviews in arbitration and books articles made her a specialist research in the university institution. She was part of the organization of courses and symposia related with Reproduction and informative exhibition. Her highest average in bachelor´s, master and PhD degree was honored by the Autonomous Metropolitan University with the academic merit medal. She won the desirable profile in the maximum educational institution (SEP-PROMEP) and was a national research candidate in the National System of Researchers of CONACYT in 2011. She has been starting scientific projects in male Obesity-Infertility and Reproduction in reptiles.

 

Research Interests

Morpho-phisiology of mammals
Reproductive Biology of some endemic bats
Reproduction in mammals and lizards
Oxidative stress, ROS activity and antioxidant activity in Epidydymis and sperm of some mammals 
Obesity and Infertility in male

 

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Vesna DragutinovicPhD

Assistant Professor
Institute of Chemistry of Medicine
University of Belgrade
Address:Serbia
Biography
Research Interests

Proteolytic enzymes: Matrix metalloproteinases
Trace elements: copper and zinc
Cancer and enzymes: thyroid, gastric, colorectal

 

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Khaled HamdenPhD

Associate professor
Department of Biotechnology and health
University of Sfax
Address:Tunisia
Biography

Khaled HAMDEN, Associate professor, Department of Biotechnology and health, School of Biotechnology, University of Sfax, PB 3038, France. Editorial Board member for International Journal of Research in Phytochemistry & Pharmacology; Editorial Board member for World Journal of Diabetes; Senior Scientist at the Georgia Research project from 2010 to present; Senior Scientist at the Tunisia Research project from 2010 to present

 

Research Interests

Developing novel drugs for therapeutic uses in the field of natural products
Isolation, purification, characterization, quantification and development of bioactive natural products
Treatment of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and hyperlipidemia diseases.

 

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Tapas Kumar MandalPhD

Professor
Physiology
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
Address:India
Biography

Basically I had been servicing in Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics as Basic Science Faculty being the Scientist -Professor Teacher in Physiology. As  Physiology Faculty member I had been carrying out  physiological research on Animals more than 26 years in field of  Reproductive Physiology, Toxicology, Pharmacology, Endocrinology and Cancer Biology. And I had also in association with research work in various research  fields of Microbiology, Biophysics and Biochemistry and Electron Microscopy. I hope my bio-data will speak itself. I had published several papers in relation to Testicular toxicity in cannabis extract treated mice: association with oxidative stress and role of antioxidant enzyme systems as evident in the publication in 1)  Toxicol. Ind. Health, Accepted  on 14 September, 2009, SAGE Publishers,  2) Effect of delta-9 –tetrahydrocannabinol on altered antioxidative  enzymes defense mechanism and lipid peroxidation in mice testes. European Journal of Pharmacology, 2009, 607, 187-198 (Elsevier Publisher) 3) Chlorpyrifos ( an organophosphate pesticide) induced oxidative stress and role of antioxidant enzyme systems in Sprague Dawley rats published   to peer-reviewed Journal Andrologia  in 2010. Other several papers were already published in other international journals

Research Interests

Microbiology 
Andrology  
Reproductive Physiology 
Drug Toxicology 
Electronmicroscopy 
Cholera Bacteriology 
Membrane Biology

 

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Marina Cinthia PeluffoPhD

Associate Investigator
Centro de Investigaciones Endocrinologicas

Address:Argentina
Biography

Since starting my career as a reproductive biologist, I have focused specifically on ovarian processes such as folliculogenesis, follicular atresia, as well as corpus luteum formation and luteolysis. More recently, I conducted studies that aim to understand the molecular and cellular events involved in the expansion of the primate cumulus oocyte complex (COC) as well as characterizing oocyte maturation in vitro. During my Ph.D. training I had the opportunity to work as a Fogarty Fellow with Dr. Richard L. Stouffer, Head of the Division of Reproductive Sciences at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). From September 2008 until December 2011, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the ONPRC under the supervision of Dr. Stouffer, Dr. Jon D. Hennebold and Dr. Mary B. Zelinski. In those years as a postdoc I gained experience utilizing molecular and cellular methodologies that allow for in vitro analyses of cumulus-oocyte expansion, gene expression and localization, as well as protein expression and localization. In addition, I learned how to isolate small antral follicles from monkey ovaries, retrieve the COCs, and culture them under varying conditions resulting in the formation of MII stage oocytes that fertilized in vitro. Furthermore, in 2010 I was awarded with a Lalor Foundation Postdoctoral Basic Research Fellowship to study the regulation of cumulus-oocyte expansion in primates. For the last two years, I have been setting up my laboratory in Argentina using a feline in vitro model to determine the role of chemokines in cumulus oocyte expansion and oocyte maturation. And also to train graduate and undergraduate students.

 

Research Interests

Biology of the ovary in general
Chemokines involvement in ovarian physiology
Ovulation
Oocyte maturation
Cumulus oocyte expansion process

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Michal MegoPhD

Associate Proffesor
Head of Translational Research Unit
National Cancer Institute
Address:China
Biography

Dr. Michal Mego has beenworking as anAssociateprofessor at the 2nd Department of MedicalOncology, Faculty of Medicine, ComeniusUniversity, National CancerInstitute, Bratislava, Slovakia since 2011 and as a Head of TranslationalResearchUnit, National CancerInstitute, Bratislava since 2010. He worked as a TeachingAssistant, Faculty of Medicine, ComeniusUniversity, Bratislava from 2007 till 2011, as a Fellow at the National CancerInstitute, Bratislava from 2001 till 2007 and as a StudentAssistant at theCancerResearchInstitute, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava undersupervision of Dr. Zajac Vladimir, Ph.D. from 1995 till 2001. He worked as a PostdoctoralFellow at theUniversity of Texas, M.D. AndersonCancer Center from 2008 till 2009. Dr. Mego studied at theViennaSchool of ClinicalResearch and ViennaMedicalUniversityfrom 2004 till 2007 and he graduatedthestudieswithPostgraduateDiploma in ClinicalResearch in 2007. He wasawardedwith ESMO TRU visit, Valld´Hebron, Barcelona, Spain in 2007. He has beenboard-certified in MedicalOncology, Slovak MedicalUniversity in 2006 and he has gainedtheEuropeanCertificate in MedicalOncology in 2005 (ESMO Examination). He is a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Oncology and hisThesiswas "Probiotics in Oncology" CancerResearchInstitute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, (2001-2006). Dr. Mego has attendedthe 8th FESC-AACR-ASCO Workshop, "Methods in clinicalcancerresearch" Switzerland in 2006. He graduatedtheSchool of Medicine, ComeniusUniversity in Bratislava in 2001. Dr. Mego wasawarded by Younginvestigatortravel grant Award (2nd place) - 9th International symposium, MinimalResidualCancer, September 25-27, ParisFrance (2013), Prize of the Minister of Education of Slovakia forScience and Technologyfor 2011, AACR TranslationalResearchScholar-in-TrainingAward in 2009, the Best PosterAward, 7th International symposium, MinimalResidualCancer, September 16-18, 2009, Athens, Greece in 2009, UICC American Cancer Society International FellowshipforBeginningInvestigators, ACSBI Award ACS /08/ 006 in 2008 and ESMO Best ExamAward in 2006. He ismember of editorialboards of journalsOnkologia, KlinickaOnkologia, Worldjournal of ClinicalCases. Dr.Megoisanauthor of patent (PCT/US2011/028049) fornovelmethodfordetection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in blood. Twootherpatents (new Metod for in vivodetection of CTCs, New Metod fortreatment of osteoporosis) are pending. He is a firstauthor or co-author of more than 150 articlesincluding more than 30 peer-reviewedarticles in currentcontent (CC) database, and isveryactive speaker.

Research Interests

Circulating tumor cells 
BreastCancer
Testicularcancer

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Priya Darshika Hettiarachchi PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Address:Sri Lanka
Biography


I after graduation in 1986,Faculty of Medicine Colombo,was awarded the  MPhil degree in 2000.I studied glycemic indices of different varieties of rice. This included 11 varieties of red pigmented raw and parboiled rice. Once identifying  a rice variety which produce a lower glycemic index,  we investigated the physiological responses after consuming this variety by type two diabetes mellitus patients. We found an improvement in the lipid profile in additionto the glycemic response. Next I persuade on my  PhD studies on bowel fermentation and gut hormone release.  After  obtaining a Common Wealth Scholarship  in UK  I completed   my PhD in 2009.Currently  I am interested in studying the taste thresholds in subjects with different glucose tolerances.I  also investigates  on gestational diabetes in postpartum  women

 

Research Interests

Pathophysiological aspects of  diabetes mellitus

 

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Quek Kia FattPhD

Associate professor
School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Monash University Malaysia
Address:Malaysia
Biography


Associate Professor Quek Kia Fatt received his PhD from University Malaya in 2002. His areas of expertise are Medical Statistics and Epidemiology. He was previously an academic staff at Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Presently, he is attached to Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. He has published a number of journals articles and involved in HDR supervison. 

Research Interests

Men’s health, 
Community health, 
Clinical medicine, 
Psychology, 
Health related informative technology

 

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Kedam Thyaga RajuPhD

Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Sri Venkateswara University
Address:India
Biography
Research Interests

Expression of metallo-proteins to selenium in chick embryos
Requirement of more of antioxidants during ageing in urban people and in industrial workers 
Induction of lipid peroxidation during exercise and use of vit.E in its regulation in rats 
Induction of Glutathione S-transferases in exercised rats Induction of secondary defense during carcinogenesis
Characterization of Antioxidant isolated from Neem seeds
Sperm proliferation
Cell surface protein elongation studies
Cell regeneration studies  

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Vijay K BhartiPhD

Scientist
Nutrition and Toxicology Laboratory
Defence Institute of High Altitude Research
Address:India
Biography


I did Graduation, Master's and Doctorate degree in Veterinary Science/Bio-Medical Science and have a deep interest in healthcare with an ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse and challenging environment. 
My research area of investigation for the post graduate and doctorate was in the field of fluoride, cadmium and arsenic research, role of pineal proteins/peptides in oxidative stress and apoptosis. 
I published a good number of original research papers, clinical articles, technical articles, review articles, book chapters, extension bulletins, etc. both within and outside India. 
I have been working as member editorial board, referees/expert reviewers for several national and international journals.

 

Research Interests
Publications

High altitude stress Patho-physiology, 
Immunology
Pineal gland research 
Antioxidants 
Screening of antidote 
Drug development against toxic metals, and Minerals nutrition.

 

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Bin ChenPhD

Professor
College of Life Sciences
Chongqing Normal University
Address:China
Biography

Professor Bin Chen is the Dean of the College of Life Sciences, and the Director of the Institute of Entomology and Molecular Biology, Chongqing Normal University, China. His laboratory consists of two professors, two associate professors, one assistant professor, six full-time research associates or technicians, and 28 postgraduate students.
Professor Bin Chen got his PhD in Entomology in 1996 in Southwest University. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Agriculture Research Organization, Israel (1996-1998) and in the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (1998-1999). He was promoted to Professor in Southwest University in 1998, where he was a Research Associate in 1886-1988, Lecturer in 1988-1992, Associate Professor in 1992-1998. He was a Wellcome Trust International Fellow in the University of Leeds and the Natural History Museum in London, UK (2000-2003), the Visiting Professor in the University of Tokyo, Japan (2002-2003), and Research Scientist in the State University of New York at Buffalo (2003-2006) and Yale University (2006-2007), USA.
Professor Bin Chen has special research interest in entomology, insect molecular biology, genomics and functional genomics, and bioinformatics. He has been working on the molecular identification, phylogenetics, population genetics and genomics of disease-born mosquito species for more than 15 years. He has established a network of collaboration with vector biologists in China and Southeast Asia, and is currently developing a comprehensive program to study insecticide resistance, population genetics and genomics of Anopheles species in this region. He has long conducted research on the molecular regulation mechanism of winter and summer diapause for the control of insect pests using the onion maggot Delia antiqua as model insect species. He is also interested in the taxonomy and fauna of insect, and is specialized in systematics of the mosquito family Culicidae and beetle family Lagriidae.

 

Research Interests

Insect molecular biology and genomics 
Vector mosquitoes and control molecular mechanism of insect diapause 
Comparative genomics 
Molecular evolution 
Insect taxonomy

 

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