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.
Developing novel and “greener” bio-based materials derived from renewable resources
Bülent Ecevit University Address:Turkey
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.
Circumventricular organs (SFO,OVLT,ME,AP)
Brain and spinal tumors
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.
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
University of Catania Address:Italy
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.
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
Elka Borislavova Jordanova-PopovaPhD
Department of Physiology
Medical University of Sofia Address:Bulgaria
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.
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
Higher brain functions and sensory physiology
Physiology and Pathophysiology
Medical School university of Cologne Address:Germany
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.
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.