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Sherif Ashraf Fahmy

Dr. Sherif Ashraf Fahmy obtained his B. Pharm with honors from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, and his MSc (2015) and Ph. D. (2020) in Chemistry from The American University in Cairo. His Ph. D. was conducted in collaboration with the Department of Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. Dr. Fahmy was selected as one of the first recipients of the prestigious and very competitive fellowship offered by the Alfi Foundation for Ph.D. students. He has also spent time as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany, in 2018.

He has received several other awards and recognitions, most notably, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK) Travel Grant for Ph.D. students & Early Career Scientists in 2019, the Fulbright Scholarship at Ohio University in 2019, USA, and the Mobility Grant to participate in the Research Opportunity Week (ROW) organized by the Technical University of Munich in 2022. Dr. Fahmy has published several peer-reviewed articles in international journals and many abstracts at local and international conferences (H- index of 15). Dr. Fahmy’s research focuses on exploring novel herbal medicine, extracting and characterizing their major active ingredients, and investigating their anticancer activities. In addition, Dr. Fahmy’s research encompasses the design, physicochemical characterization, and biological evaluation of innovative targeted and functionalized drug delivery systems to treat cancer effectively. These systems are based on several nanomaterials, including but not limited to polymeric nanoparticles, naovesicles (niosomes, liposomes, bilosomes, etc.), supramolecular nanocontainers (calixarenes, cucurbiturils, cyclodextrins), and metallic nanoparticles.

Also, Dr. Fahmy is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and ESMO. Also, he serves as a reviewer for many international journals. Dr. Fahmy is a full-time Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the School of Life & Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Egypt Campus. Also, he is the Head and Founder of the Herbal Medicine & Nanotherapeutics research group at the same university.

Oliver A.H. Jones

My group conducts research on new analytical methods and technologies, particularly in multidimensional chromatography mass spectrometry and NMR. I also have had a long history of research in metabolomics and the trace analysis of environmental pollutants in complex matrices. Recently I have extended my work to include forensic chemistry and I also have an interest in bringing technology to Chemistry Education. Check out 'Chirality-2' on the app store and Google Play or follow me on Twitter (@dr_oli_jones).

Sapna Langyan

Sapna Langyan is a scientist at ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, India. She holds an experience of more than 11 years in agricultural research. She aims to contribute towards food and nutritional security of the world and alleviating malnutrition through research support. She has more than 30 research papers, book chapters, conference proceedings and many others in reputed national and international journals and also holds editorship of many reputed journals including Frontiers. She has also edited one book on ‘Maize: Nutrition dynamics and novel uses’, published by Springer https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9788132216223. She has been awarded many prestigious awards, fellowship and grants throughout her research career by premier science academies and by the Govt. of India.

Julia Martín

Julia Martín obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2012 at University of Seville (Spain). She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Analytical Chemistry (University of Seville) since 2013. Her principal research interests fall into the three interrelated areas of environmental, analytical and water sciences. She is particularly interested in the development of new methodologies for the determination of majority and emerging pollutants in environmental and biological matrices. These methodologies are then applied to evaluate the occurrence and fate of pollutants to obtain information about their potential toxicological effects to the ecosystems. Her interest is also focused on the history of chemistry and on the methodological aspects of analytical science. She is a co-author of more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 20 book chapters, H-index 18 and 875 citation.

Andres W Martinez

I received my BS in chemistry from Stanford University and my PhD in chemistry from Harvard University, with George Whitesides. My research is focused on the development of low-cost point-of-care diagnostic devices, which involves analytical chemistry, paper-based microfluidics, fabrication, materials science and engineering.

Timothy Omara

Dr. Timothy Omara is a researcher with the Institute of Chemistry of Renewable Resources, Department of Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria. He is also an Assistant Lecturer of Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda.

He was previously with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Sciences and Aerospace Studies, Moi University, Kenya, and affiliated with the Centre of Excellence II in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy (PTRE) hosted at the same University.

Dr. Omara holds computer literacy, research assiduity and proven track record of publications and refereeing across international peer-reviewed journals, with research interests including-but not limited to- food toxicology, analytical, natural products and environmental chemistry employing advanced analytical techniques.

He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as of December 2023, and currently serves as an Academic Editor in PLOS ONE, PeerJ Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Food Quality, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine and VEGETOS (Springer).

Eduardo Pinilla-Gil

E. Pinilla-Gil is a professor in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Extremadura in Badajoz, Spain (department of Analytical Chemistry). He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry (1987) at the University of Extremadura, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (1991) at the same university. The main topic of his research work is the development of analytical methods for the determination of pollutants in environmental samples, with a special focus on miniaturization and portability of electroanalytical instruments for pollution monitoring. He is also interested in novel environmental sampling techniques, sample pretreatment techniques, and pollution impact assessment.

Maria Valeria Raimondi

Prof. Dr. Maria Valeria Raimondi, PhD is Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Palermo, Italy.

In 2018 and 2020, Dr. Raimondi's was a visiting Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Vienna and the University of Hamburg respectively. Prior to this Dr. Raimondi was Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Palermo

Her scientific interests include:
-Synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of new compounds with phenoxyacetamidic and iodobenzamidic structure
-Synthesis and antiproliferative activity of new derivatives with triazenic, tetrazepinonic and indazolocarboxyamidic structure
-Design and synthesis of new derivatives with a 4-quinazolinone structure, potential inhibitors of folate receptors
-Synthesis of new pyrrole derivatives related to pyrrolomycin inhibitors of Sortase A
-Synthesis of pyrazole and indazole derivatives, potential inhibitors of CDK1
-Identification of new sigma receptor ligands. Design and synthesis of a beta-aminoketones drug discovery library
-Microwave-assisted organic synthesis (MAOS) of compounds with potential antitumor activity
-Synthesis of polycyclic structures with marked antitumor activity in vitro
-Qualitative and quantitative analysis of industrial hydrocolls from the citrus industries

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Eduardo Rosa-Molinar

Eduardo Rosa-Molinar, Ph.D. is the Director of Microscopy and Analytical Imaging [RRID:SCR_021801] and a tenured Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology, Neuroscience, and Bioengineering. Until June 2015, he was a tenured Professor of Integrative Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan Puerto Rico.

He holds the lifetime distinction of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He also holds memberships and fellowships in numerous societies and serves or served in various leadership positions, committees, and boards, including Society for Integrative Biology, Histochemical Society, Royal Microscopical Society, Optical Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society for Neuroscience, Association of Biomolecular Resources Facilities, American Society of Cell Biology, BioImaging North America, and the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology. He also serves or served as editor, associate editor, and or as an editorial board member for "Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience", “IEEE Access”, “PEERJ Computer Science”, Biotechnic and Histochemistry”, "Integrative and Comparative Biology", and “Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution.

Michael F Santillo

I have over a decade of experience leading independent laboratory research projects as a research chemist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The focus of my work is using in silico (computational tools, especially QSAR) and in vitro (cellular and biochemical) methods for identifying chemical hazards associated with foods and dietary supplements.

Pawel L Urban

Pawel L. Urban received his MSc degree in biology from the University of Warsaw in 2002, and PhD degree in chemistry from the University of York in 2008. He conducted research stays in the University of Alcala, University of Warsaw, and ETH Zurich. The Urban’s laboratory was initially located in the National Chiao Tung University; then moved to the National Tsing Hua University. The team focuses on the development of enabling technologies for chemistry research and clinical analysis, their applications, as well as fundamental studies.