AOP Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (AOPJMAP)

Ana Maria Loureiro da SecaPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Azores
Address:Portugal
Biography

Ana M. L. Seca has a degree in Chemistry and a Ms in Science and Technology of Paper and Forest Products both obtained at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where she also received her PhD in Chemistry in 2000. Since then she is Assistant Professor in University of Azores (Portugal). Her main interests concern the isolation and identification of biologically active secondary metabolites, focusing on medicinal plants. She has high interest also in the cytotoxic and anti-acetylcholinesterase evaluation and in the synthesis of natural derivative compounds.

Research Interests

Chemistry of natural compounds:
Extraction and characterization of natural compounds from terrestrial and marine species with potential biologic activity
New routes for the synthesis of analogues natural compounds using the microwave irradiation with potential pharmacological applications
Evaluation of cytotoxic, antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-AChE activities

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Intan Safinar IsmailPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Universiti Putra Malaysia Serdang
Address:Malaysia
Biography

I have been exposed to Natural Product Chemistry since I took up my Master’s Degree course in University Putra Malaysia (UPM) from 1995-1997. During this period, I was given an opportunity to also work in Okayama University under an exchange student program sponsored by the Japanese Government through Monbusho scholarship. In 2000, I joined Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University for my Doctoral Degree. Intermitently I held several positions in companies and responsible for research and development of analytical methods and products. I completed and received my Doctor of Philosophy in 2003 and immediately offered a post-doctoral position in the same laboratory. In December 2004, I was accepted as a lecturer in University Science Malaysia (USM). However, I decided to join Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) after being in USM for 6 months. Since August 2005 until present, I am an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, UPM, and the Head of Laboratory of Natural Product, Institute of Bioscience, UPM. My research focus is on discovering for the boactive component from natural resources utilizing metabolomics tool and conventional natural product chemitry approach.

Research Interests

Using metabolomics in
Herbal standardization
Biological properties of herbs
Stingless bee honey
Metabolite changes related to agronomical aspects

Natural product chemistry in isolating bioactive compounds and building compound database

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Prabhakar SinghPhD


Biochemistry
University of Allahabad
Address:Department of Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, India
Biography

Prabhakar Singh have submitted his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Department of biochemistry, University of Allahabad, India entitled “Studies on antioxidant and membrane modulating effects of curcumin on cellular system”. He is graduated and post graduated in Biochemistry from University of Allahabad, India. He has been awarded with the Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi for his significant research work. He has also qualified national level eligibility tests for CSIR-UGC-NET (Life Science) and GATE-XL (Life Science).

While working in the area of Medicinal Biology, he has published over 7 scientific research papers in various peer reviewed international journal of repute in Enzymology and Aging. He has given multiple poster and oral presentations at various national and international conferences and selected three times for presentation award.

He has worked on membrane bound enzymes/transporters/exchanger activity, redox system, genotoxicity, oxidative damage markers of protein, lipid, carbohydrate and Nucleic Acid, and antioxidant potential (Cation Scavenging ability, Radicals Scavenging Ability and Radicals cation scavenging abilbity) through in vivoin vitro and in silico.  

Research Interests

Aging and therapeutic application of natural products, neuro-biochemistry, oxidative stress, membrane biology, enzyme kinetics and docking.

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Ahmad GhorbaniPhD

Professor
Pharmacological Research Center of Medicinal Plants
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Address:Iran
Biography

Dr. Ahmad Ghorbani received his PhD in Medical Physiology from the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in Pharmacological Research Center of Medicinal Plants, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, IRAN. His areas of specialization are Endocrinology (Diabetes), Stem cell, and Pharmacological researches of medicinal plants. He has received several awards and prizes, such as: Best Young Researcher Award from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in the year 2012, Best Researcher Award for the year 2013 from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. He published more than 40 papers during last 5 years and is member of many academic organizations.

Research Interests

Endocrinology and Metabolism
Stem cell
Pharmacological researches of medicinal plants

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Atanas G Atanasov

Faculty of Life Sciences
Department of Pharmacognosy
University of Vienna
Address:Austria
Biography

Dr. Atanas G. Atanasov´s research focus is set on: 1) Molecular mechanisms of pharmacological action; 2) Cell signalling and regulatory pathways relevant for inflammation and cardiometabolic disease; 3) Discovery and characterisation of novel bioactivities of natural products; and 4) Use of small molecules as tools for biological systems manipulation and basic research (chemical biology). Since 2008, Dr. Atanasov is a senior researcher at Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna, where he was actively involved in the execution of the Austrian national network “Drugs From Nature Targeting Inflammation” (DNTI), a collaborative research project which has been financed with >3 000 000 Euro from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) to support the identification and characterization of plant-derived natural products counteracting inflammatory responses.  Dr. Atanasov has also been appointed as a beneficiary member and actively contributed to the European Commission 7th Framework Program (FP7) network consortium “Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine (GP-TCM)”.  In recognition of his overall achievements, Dr. Atanasov has been awarded in 2012 with “Focus of Excellence” fellowship by the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna. In addition to traditional ways for scientific dissemination (peer reviewed research publications, conference contributions etc.), Dr. Atanasov has been very successful in promotion of the natural product research field in the Social Media (Klout Score = 78).

Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms of pharmacological action
Cell signalling and regulatory pathways relevant for inflammation and cardiometabolic disease
Discovery and characterisation of novel bioactivities of natural products
Use of small molecules as tools for biological systems manipulation and basic research (chemical biology)

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