Agostino PalmeriPhD

Associate Professor
University of Catania

Dr.  Agostino Palmeri, M.D., Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of Catania (Italy). He is currently Dean for the School of Medicine andDean for the School of Nursery and Obstetrics of the University of Catania.
In 1983 he graduated in Medicine and Surgery (University of Catania) and in 1987 he completed his Residency School in Neurology. After his PhD in Applied Biomedical Sciences (1992)at University of Catania, he obtained a post-doc position at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). 
His research is focused on Neuroscience, and in particular on the field of learning and memory and Alzheimer’s disease by electrophysiology, behavioral and morphological studies. In the last 10 years, he has been studying the role of nitric oxide/cGMP pathway in synaptic plasticity and the physiological and pathological role of beta-amyloid peptide in hippocampal plasticity and memory.
In the last 2 years, he also started to explore the role of the adhesion moleculeF3/Contactin in hippocampal neurogenesis, synaptic plasticity and memory in adult and aged mice.
He has been actively involved in research andhe is author of several articles in international peer-reviewed journals.
He is member of several committees and reviewer for the Italian Ministry ofScientific Research, the Alzheimer's Society and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Research Interests

Functional role of beta-amyloid in synaptic plasticity and memory
Protective role of  phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors on hippocampal synaptic plasticity impairment induced by amyloid-beta peptide
Protective role of nitric oxide against impairment of synaptic plasticity induced by amyloid-beta peptide

Scientific Activities

Elka Borislavova Jordanova-PopovaPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Medical University of Sofia

Prof. Dr. Elka Popova has received her PhD in Medical University of Sofia during the period of 1998-2001. Currently, she is working as Associate professor in Department of Physiology, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. She is serving as an editorial member of “Neurotransmitter” and “Bulgarian Medical Journal”. She has authored 38 research articles in the field of visual neuroscience. She is a member of Bulgarian society of physiological sciences and Bulgarian society of neuroscience. 


Research Interests

Field of Visual Neuroscience and especially in the field of retinal physiology
Genesis of the electroretinogram 
Effects of various substances on the retinal activity 
Significance of different excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitter for the information processing in the retina 
Respiratory system
Higher brain functions and sensory physiology

Scientific Activities

Filomain NguemoPhD

Research Scientist
Physiology and Pathophysiology
Medical School university of Cologne

Filomain Nguemo is team leader at the Center for Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical School university of Cologne. He has been focused on stem cell research for the past 10 years. He has a strong interest in the therapeutic application of ES and iPS cells. Nguemo´
scientific work aims to better understanding the networks controlling cells specification (e.g. cardiomyocytes) and improving the physiological understanding of developing and diseased heart. For this propose several techniques such as molecular, cell biology and physiology, are combined with embryonic stem (ES) and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) models from mouse, rhesus and human sources. He is focusing on functional expression of ion channels, short- and long-term effect of different compounds/drugs on ES and iPS during the differentiation process. Moreover, he also has expertise on large-scale
electrophysiological recordings and pharmacology in an in vitro control and transplantation model (e.g. electrical integration and maturation of transplanted cardiomyocytes) using heart slice as well.

Research Interests

Therapeutic application of ES and iPS cells

Stem cell research

Functional expression of ion channels, short- and long-term effect of different compounds/drugs on ES and iPS during
the differentiation process.

Expertise on large-scale electrophysiological recordings and pharmacology in an in vitro control and transplantation
model (e.g. electrical integration and maturation of transplanted cardiomyocytes) using heart slice as well.

Scientific Activities

Jaiprakash N SangshettiPhD

Associate Professor

Y.B.Chavan College of Pharmacy

Dr. Jaiprakash N. Sangshetti  graduated from Y.B. Chavan College 

of Pharmacy, Aurangabad (MS), INDIA in 1999. He has completed M. 

Pharmacy from Prin. K. M. Kundnani  College of Pharmacy, Mumbai. 

He obtained his PhD degree  from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar 

Marathwada University, Aurangabad under the supervision of 

Dr.Devanand B. Shinde in 2009. Since 2010 he is working as 

Associate Professor at Y.B. Chavan College of Pharmacy, 

Aurangabad (MS), INDIA. He has Two Patents to his credit and has 

published more than 90 research papers in International Journals. 

He has authored One Book on Pharmaceutical Validation. He is a 

Recipient of Young Scientist Award from Department of Science and 

Technology INDIA. He has received research grant from different 

funding agencies like DST, UGC and AICTE. His major area of 

research includes design and synthesis of bioactive molecules, 

development & validation of analytical methods for drugs & 

pharmaceutical dosage forms. He is currently working on the 

different targets in antibacterial drug discovery

Research Interests

Design and synthesis of bioactive molecules
Development & validation of analytical methods for drugs & 

pharmaceutical dosage forms

Scientific Activities

Seyed Kazem SabbaghPhD

Faculty of agriculture
Department of plant protection
Institute of Plant Biotechnology

Seyed was born at 05/06/1974 in Yazd city, Iran. I finished my 

diploma in natural sciences in
Yazd and started my Bac at 1993 in Plant protection domain in 

Ahwaz university. I was
accepted in MSc of plant pathology in 1997 at Tehran University. 

In 2003 i obtained a
scholarship from Iranian ministry of science and technology to 

continue my studies in
PhD. I went to Franc, Toulouse city and started my thesis in 

Plant biotechnology domain.
The objective of my thesis was transcriptomic analysis of a plant 

pathogenic fungus
(biotroph) induced by strigolacton to select a set of biotrophic 

genes. I used SSR and
macroarray approach to do my thesis. After go back to Iran, i 

started my job as an
assistance prof. at university of zabol. Moreover, i am head of 

institute of plant
biotechnology of our university during 2010 until now. I have 

student in Bac. MSc and
doctorat and i was supervisor or team member of more than 50 

theses at our university
and also other university of Iran. My promotion dossier for 

associated Prof. degree is
ready and will be evaluated in next mount

Research Interests

Gene expression
Plant pathology
Medicinal Plant
Biotic streets


Scientific Activities

Hongzhi LiuPhD


Zhejiang A & F University

Dr. Hongzhi received his PhD degree with the major in polymer chemistry and physics at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) in 2005. From 2006/02 to 2007/06, I was a postdoctoral fellow in Seoul National University. From 2007/08 to 2008/07, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Louisiana State University, USA. From 2008/08-2013/07, I worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the Composite Materials and Engineering Center, Washington State University. Since October, 2013, I became a professor at the School of Engineering, Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University, Lin’an, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. My current research interests are devoted to developing novel and “greener” bio-based materials derived from renewable resources. To date, I have published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal papers, 19 conference papers, one ACS book chapter, and one authorized PCT patents.

Research Interests

Developing novel and “greener” bio-based materials derived from renewable resources

Scientific Activities

Bektas AcikgozPhD

Bülent Ecevit University

Dr . Bektas Açikgöz  currently working as a Professor of Neurosurgery in Bülent Ecevit University ,Turkey.he specialised in the Neurosurgery from Hacttepe University (Ankara) in 1984.he also served in the Army as a Neurosurgeon from  1984-1985 and Goverment Duty: as a Neurosurgeon, Kahramanmaras State Hospital.  He worked as aProfessor  Zonguldak Karaelmas University in 2002 ,Dean, Medical Facultyin  2002 and Rector in  ZonguldakKaraelmasUniversity: 2002-2010Currently  Professor, Neurosurgery Department.His research Intrests are based on Interests: Circumventricular organs (SFO,OVLT,ME,AP)Subarachnoid Hemorrhage,Vascular Surgery,Pituitary Surgery,Brain and spinal tumors.

Research Interests

Circumventricular organs (SFO,OVLT,ME,AP)
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Vascular Surgery
Pituitary Surgery
Brain and spinal tumors

Scientific Activities

Abderrahim NemmarPhD

United Arab Emirates University
Address:United Arab Emirates

Prof. Abderrahim Nemmar is Professor of Physiology at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). He received his PhD degree in 2000 from the University of Liege (Belgium). He worked from 2000-2006 at the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven, Belgium), Dept. of Pathophysiology (Pneumology) and then between 2006-2007 at Sultan Qaboos University (Oman), College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dept. of Physiology. He is working at UAEU, College of Medicine and health Sciences, Dept. of Physiology since Aug. 2007. His main area of research expertise is centered around the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the respiratory and cardiovascular effects of particulate air pollution, and the search for novel pharmacological agents that can attenuate the adverse effects of particles. He has published more than 100 articles. He is a member of the Editorial board of Toxicology, SM Journal of Pulmonary Medicine, Associate Editor of theHealth and he served as guest Associate Editor for BioMed Research International. He serves on various grant review committees and reviews manuscripts submitted to several scientific international journals. He received awards from various societies including the European Respiratory Society, the British Association for Lung Research, the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In 2004, he was awarded the Boehringer-Inglheim prize by the Belgian Thoracic Society for his monograph entitled: Mechanisms of the respiratory and cardiovascular effects of inhaled particles: systemic translocation and prothrombotic effects. In 2006, he was the recipient of the David Bates award from the American Thoracic Society for an outstanding contribution to the field of Environmental and Occupational Medicine.

Research Interests

Pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the respiratory and cardiovascular effects of particulate air pollution, and the search for novel pharmacological agents that can attenuate the adverse effects of particles

Scientific Activities