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Aniruddha Adhikari

Dr. Adhikari is a highly accomplished Biochemist currently associated with University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. Dr. Adhikari's research is focused on the development of nanohybrid drug delivery systems and nanomedicines for the treatment of chronic diseases. His particular focus was to explore the therapeutic potential of nanomaterials against chronic diseases where redox modulation plays a crucial role with an emphasis on their molecular mechanism of action including bio-molecular interactions, toxicity, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Dr. Adhikari's seminal work on the chemoprevention of bilirubin encephalopathy has led to the discovery of a new and groundbreaking one-of-its-kind nanomedicine, which is currently under phase 2 clinical trial. His current research interest includes bacteriophage mediated nanotherapy and stimuli-responsive antibody conjugated nanomaterials.

Dr. Adhikari has received numerous prestigious national and international awards and grants for his research contributions. Most notable ones are Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award/Appreciation from the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Office of the President, Republic of India), DMM Travel Grant from Company of Biologists, UK, Nano-challenge Award, Indo-US and four GRC Travel Grants from Gordon Research Conference, USA.

Dr. Adhikari's research contributions are widely acknowledged, and in his short research career span of about seven years he has published more than 50 research articles in high-impact prestigious international peer-reviewed journals (h-index: 13, i-10 index: 17), filed 3 patents, delivered lectures in 16 international conferences. Additionally, he has twice served as the discussion leader at Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). He also serves as the Editorial Board member and reviewer of various journals.

Khawaja Shafique Ahmad

Dr. Shafique Ahmad is an Associate Professor at the University of Poonch Rawalakot, Pakistan. The focus of his research group is to investigate the complex interactions between plants and their environment.

Dr. Ahmad's group studies plant physiological and biogeochemical responses under abiotic stresses to natural environmental variation and to global and regional environmental changes in natural ecosystems, with research focusing on fundamental aspects of plant growth, structural and physiological responses to environmental stress and climate change, and production of secondary metabolites. In addition to this, their research is also focused on how climate change, environmental pollution and soil properties affect plants and terrestrial ecosystems.

Patrick S Barber

My professional goals center around the intertwined areas of research and education within science. I am passionate about discovering new science that addresses global needs and sharing these discoveries with a broad audience. I'm committed to technical excellence and exploration in the laboratory and enjoy learning new techniques that increase the breadth of my interdisciplinary background. As a scientist and educator, I want to promote the power of the scientific method through discussion of scientific literacy across disciplines and increase the general awareness of the importance of critical thinking. I seek to develop a balance between my professional life and my personal life in order to maintain a well-rounded view which will result in increased communication, productivity, and organizational skills, as well as to being open to new ideas and cultures, and, ultimately, to contribute to my community and society.

Antonio Guilherme Basso Pereira

Antonio Guilherme Basso Pereira is a professor at Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR). He has a B.S. (2005), M.Sc (2008) and Ph.D (2013) degree in chemistry from Maringa State University (Brazil). Part of his PhD research was performed at University of California, Davis (UC Davis, 2011-2012). The main research goal is to add value to under used natural polymers, generally, but not only, found as agricultural wastes, to produce polymeric devices for environmental, biomedical and other applications.

Elisabetta Ada Cavalcanti-Adam

E. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam is a research group leader at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg and head of Central Scientific Facility “Biomaterials and Molecular Biology” at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart. Her main research interest is on extracellular stimuli which guide cell structure and functions with a special focus on the role of growth factors on cell adhesion and migration.

Huan-Tsung Chang

Professor Huan-Tsung Chang was born in Chung-Hua, Taiwan in 1962. He graduated from Iowa State University, USA in 1994 and became an associate professor and a professor in the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 1996 and 2001, respectively.

His research focuses on preparation of functional gold nanoparticles for control of enzyme activity and for the detection of metal ions, proteins, and DNA. A number of fluorescent gold, silver and copper nanomaterials have been synthesized and used for sensitive and selective for cell imaging and for the detection of various analytes, including anions, metal ions, proteins, and DNA. Carbon nanodots and fluorescent polymeric spheres have been synthesized and applied for cell imaging in his group. In addition, he has developed nanoparticle based mass spectrometry techniques for the detection of polysaccharides, proteins, small analytes, and DNA. His research interests also include surface enhanced Raman scattering, fuel cells, removal of contaminants using nanomaterials, and capillary electrophoresis.

Professor Chang is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was awarded the Academic Achievement Award, Chinese Chemical Society in 2015, and the Prof. Rudolph A. Marcus Award 2017. He has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics).

Abdelwaheb Chatti

Dr. Chatti Abdelwaheb is an Associate Professor in Carthage University at the faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, Tunisia. He acquired his PhD from the University of Carthage in 2007. Dr. Chatti's research interests are primarily in the area of life and environmental sciences with emphasis on the use of microorganisms and biomaterials in remediation. He has over 50 peer reviewed research publications in leading journals.

Yu Dong

Dr. Yu Dong is Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University, Australia. He has extensive research expertise in polymer nanocomposites, electrospun nanofibres, green composites, micromechanical modelling, nanomanufacturing and design of experiments. He is a lead editor for "Manufacturing, Characterisation and Properties of Advanced Nanocomposites", MDPI, Switzerland , and "Fillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites", Elsevier, UK, and a sole editor for "Nanostructures: Properties, Production Methods and Applications", NOVA Science Publishers, USA. Dr. Dong is an associate editor for Journals of Frontiers in Materials (Polymeric and Composite Materials section) and Applied Nanoscience.

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.

Andre R Fajardo

Prof. André Ricardo Fajardo is graduated in Chemistry (2007), M.Sc. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in Chemistry at Maringá State University (Brazil). Ph.D. with a sandwich period at CERMAV (Grenoble-France, 2012-2013). Currently, he is Professor at Universidade Federal Pelotas (Brazil). Research-leader in the Laboratory of Technology and Development of Composites and Polymeric Materials (LaCoPol). He is the author of more than 80 papers with IF and his main research interests include polymer chemistry, polymeric biomaterials, polymeric composites, natural polymers, hydrogels, and absorbent materials.

Imran Farooq

Dr. Imran Farooq’s research interests include dental biomaterials and their application in remineralizing enamel and treating dentin hypersensitivity.

Liang Gao

Dr. Liang Gao currently works as a senior Research Fellow at the Center of Experimental Orthopaedics, Saarland University, Germany. His clinical interests include sports medicine, arthroplasty, and traumatology. His research focuses on joint preservation and orthobiologics.

Dr. Gao studied Medicine in China and Germany with intensive fellowship training in both Asia and Europe. He completed the Musculoskeletal Surgical Oncology residency training at Peking University Medical Center, China. Moreover, he obtained his master of science degree (Radiation Oncology) from Heidelberg University, Germany and his doctorate (Biological Therapy) summa cum laude from Saarland University, Germany.

Dr. Gao is the Member of the Basic Science Committee of International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS), the Member of the Early Career Investigator Committee of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), and the Founding Member of the Sino Euro Orthopaedics Society (SEOS).