2013-2017: PhD from Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden. Title ʺLanthanide Metal-Organic Frameworks and Hierarchical Porous Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks: Synthesis, Properties, and Applicationsʺ
2011-2013: M.Sc in Nanobiomedicine, National Sun-Yat Sen University, China (ROC)
2009-2010: Pre-Master–Physical Organic Chemistry-Assuit University, Egypt, Grade: 3.4 (87.71%).
2003-2007: B.Sc Chemistry Department–Assuit University- Egypt, Grade: 3.32 (84.059%)
Research Experience & interest
The research interest of Hani Abdelhamid is focused broadly on science and technology at the nanoscale and for material science to push scientific boundaries in diverse areas of biochemistry, biology, biomedicine biotechnology, nanocatalysis and laser based analytical. The main thrusts are concentrated on the topics as below:
1) Nanotechnology: synthesis, characterization, and applications.
2) Material Chemistry, synthesis, characterization, and applications.
3) Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), synthesis, characterization, and applications.
4) Inorganic and structural chemistry.
5) Analytical Chemistry.
6) Solar cells and Nanocatalysis.
7) Nano-Biomedicine and Nano-Biotechnology.
8) Biochemistry and Biochemical research methods.
9) Metallodrug-protein interactions using Nanomaterials based- laser analytical tools.
10) Biosensor based on nanomaterials for pathogenic bacteria and biomolecules.
Dr. Nitin Amdare is a Staff Scientist in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His primary research interest is to contribute significantly to identifying and characterizing the specific human auto-antigen peptides of potential clinical relevance recognized by HLA-restricted islet-infiltrating CD8 T cells, which could facilitate the development of antigen-specific strategies that identify those most likely to be therapeutic targets and markers of pathogenic autoimmunity.
I have studied Biochemistry at Universität Leipzig. In my Diploma thesis I started to use computer simulations (quantum chemistry) to study structure formation in non-natural peptides. I continued along these lines in my PhD studies, also in Leipzig. During a PostDoc stay at BIOTEC of TU Dresden, I started using empirical models (a.k.a. force fields) and dedicated myself to the development of structure search techniques with a focus on molecular docking. My next stop then was in Shanghai. With a Lynen Postdoc fellowship by Humboldt Foundation, I had the chance to investigate regulatory mechanisms and function of the blood protein von Willebrand factor, a key molecule in primary hemostasis. Since 2010, I am a scientist at Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) of the Max Planck Society, since 2013 I am a a group leader. Our work here deals with biomolecules in thin air (i.e. theoretical gas-phase spectroscopy of peptides and carbohydrates), large-scale overview studies on amino acid-cation structures, and organic reactions. Recently, I got interested in data science, data infrastructures and ontologies. I am teaching at Freie Universtität Berlin and was a visiting professor at Universität Leipzig replacing the Chair for Theoretical Chemistry. Since January 2020 I am Representative of the Board at Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society.
Giovanna Bosica graduated cum laude from the University of Camerino, Italy, in 1993 with a Laurea degree, equivalent to M.Sc.(Hons), in Chemistry and obtained her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences, in the field of organic synthesis, in 1997 from the same institution. In 1995 during her Ph.D. she spent a six months research period at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, as an Erasmus Fellow.
In 1999 she was appointed Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Camerino.
In October 2008 she moved to the University of Malta where she was appointed Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and subsequently obtained the promotion to full Professor in March 2014. She lectures for different courses in the field of organic chemistry/synthesis and natural products.
She is member of the Royal Chemical Society (MRSC) since 2011 and of the American Chemical Society (ACS) since 2015. In March 2016 she has joined the European COST Association, participating at the COST Action CA15106, C-H Activation in Organic Synthesis (CHAOS), as a MC member from Malta [CA15106 MT].
Dr. Stefano D'Errico is an Organic Chemistry Researcher within the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Naples. His research interests include synthesis of modified nucleosides and nucleotides with potential antitumor/antiviral activity and chemical synthesis and structural studies of oligonucleotides (ON) and analogues.
Carlos F. Marcos holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Santiago of Compostela, where he specialized in chemistry of heterocycles and total synthesis of natural products. He completed his training on the chemistry of the organometallic compounds at the University of Milan and at the Imperial College London, where he was awarded with a grant of the Human Capital and Mobility programme of the European Community.
In 1996 he joined the University of Extremadura, where he started a line of research on new sulfur heterocyclic materials, in collaboration with professors Charles Rees (Imperial College) and Tomás Torroba (UEx). From 2002, he leads a research group involved in the development of new synthetic methodologies. Throughout his career, he has supervised many research studies and has more than 50 publications indexed in frontline scientific journals. He has also made several stays as visiting professor in prestigious American and European research centres. From 2016, it holds a position as Full Professor at the University of Extremadura.
In recent years his research has focused in the chemistry of isocyanides, and especially their use to develop new tandem and multi-component processes. These synthetic strategies have proved to be a very advantageous approach to obtain organic materials with new properties, as well as compounds with biomedical interest.
Jeremiah's research focuses on several areas:
Development of stimuli responsive "smart" biomaterials
Creating new thermosalient molecular crystalline materials
Using metal-organic frameworks for native protein (i.e. drug) delivery
Supramolecular and macromolecular organic radical contrast agents as MRI sensors
Dr. Mahesh Gokara is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Cancer Biology at the Mayo Clinic. He has a Ph.D biochemistry with an experience of over 10 years in multidisciplinary research areas including biochemistry, biophysics and bioinformatics.
I obtained my PhD from the University of Valencia (Spain) focused on Supramolecular & Bioinorganic Chemistry, in which I worked in metalloenzymes mimetics and anion receptors. Upon completing my PhD in 2013, I performed several postdoctoral research positions in the University of Kansas (USA) and Institute Curie (France), in which I specialized in the development of drugs for non-canonical nucleic acids such as G-quadruplexes, triplexes or i-motifs. Then, I joined the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London as Newton Fellow to develop new tools to target and visualize G-quadruplexes in cells. I continued my projects as IdEx Fellow in the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology in Bordeaux (France). Actually, I’ve started my team in the Institute of Molecular Science in the University of Valencia, where I’ve developed novel systems and methodologies to target non-canonical DNA structures and unravel their biological roles.
Sanket Joshi is currently serving as a Professor and Deputy Director, at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur, India. He served as Deputy Director, Oil & Gas Research Center (2018-2023), and an Application Specialist, at Central Analytical and Applied Research Unit, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (2013-2023). He holds BSc and MSc degrees from Sardar Patel University, India, and a PhD degree from M. S. University of Baroda, India – all in Microbiology. Dr. Joshi has 18 years of academic teaching and research experience, and 4 years of industrial R&D experience, in India and Oman. While working in Indian pharma companies, he undertook several turnkey projects (both upstream and downstream) on antibiotics (β-lactams, macrolides, glycopeptides), antidiabetic drug (for type II diabetes), and Co-enzyme Q10. His current research interests encompass: Energy (In-situ/ex-situ microbial enhanced light/heavy oil recovery; chemical enhanced oil Recovery; biofuels); Microbial products (biosurfactants, biopolymers, R&D and scale-up); and Environmental bioremediation (crude oil pollution; analysis, mitigation, and control of souring by Sulfate reducing bacteria; HPAM contaminated sites). Those research projects are multidisciplinary, involving both biotechnology and engineering disciplines. Since he joined SQU, his research team has received over 5.44 million USD in research grants and service contracts and established bioproducts for petroleum and environmental applications. He has 198 scientific publications as papers in international journals (95), book chapters (23), conference proceedings (67), international books (12), and one Australian Innovation Patent to his credit. Dr. Joshi serves as an Academic/Associate Editor for some of the highly reputed journals: Frontiers in Microbiology, PeerJ, BMC Biotechnology, Ecotoxicology, Petroleum Science and Technology, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, and Heliyon. He is book series editor of ‘Advances in Biotechnology and Bioengineering', Elsevier INC.; Guest editor for Frontiers in Microbiology, Energies, Sustainability, Scientifica, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Environmental Quality Management, and Open Biotechnology Journal; and a recognized reviewer for different journals (Elsevier, Springer Nature, T&F, Wiley/AOCS, RSC, ACS, Hindawi, DE Gruyter, MDPI and others). He served as an intermediate guide for 30 undergrad/grad students and 3 PhD students, in India and in Oman; an active member of MEOR research team at SQU since 2009 and established a state of art research and service laboratory at SQU. He was awarded as “NRI Senior Scientist Award”, from Microbiologists Society, India, during academic year, 2019-2020. He has 4329 citations, h-index of 31, and i10 index of 61 (Google Scholar), and was listed among the 2% of the "Stanford University – Elsevier” list of the highly cited scientists in the world for - 2022 and 2023, for excellence in scientific research in ‘Energy’ and ‘Biotechnology’ disciplines.
Dr. Mykola Kut is an Associate Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry at the Uzhhorod National University, where he been employed since 2018, first as a researcher, then as an Assistant, before moving onto his current role.
Dr. Kut received his M.Sc in Organic Chemistry with honors from the Uzhhorod National University (formerly Uzhhorod State University) in 2014, followed by a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the same University in 2017.
His general research interests include, Organic & Organometalic Chemistry, Ecology and Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chemical Education.
More specifically, Dr. Kut's current research interests centre around the synthesis and reactivity of fused quinoline and pyrimidines, applied metalorganic chemistry, the development of new synthetic methods to application of halogens, inorganic chalcogenhalogenides and organochalcogenhalogenides substrates in the electrophilic cyclization reactions, and evolution of received compound as biological active compounds.
His research interests in the educational sphere includes generalization of the main aspects of Chemical education in different universities and countries; including the problem of implementation of scientometric principles in the university educational system.
I'm currently a PostDoctoral researcher at the Computational Biology Laboratory at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenaghen, Denmark.