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.
Davide Barreca is an Associate Professor of biochemistry at the University of Messina. He is specialized in enzyme modulation by natural compounds, inhibition of protein aggregation and activation of signal apoptotic cascade. Most of his research projects concentrate on separation and identification of unknown flavonoids, structural-activity elucidation, and biochemical analysis of their health promoting or cytotoxicity properties on cells culture. He is author of over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 35 chapters in books, and 70 conference proceedings and reviewer of over 40 international scientific journals.
Kerstin Blank studied Biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences in Jena and obtained her diploma in 2000. After 3 years as a project manager in Industry, she returned to Academia. Under supervision of Prof Hermann Gaub at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich she earned her PhD in Biophysics in 2006. After two short postdoctoral stays with Prof Andrew Griffiths (Université de Strasbourg) and Prof Johan Hofkens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), she became assistant professor at Radboud University in Nijmegen in 2009. In 2014, she moved to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces where she holds the position of a Max Planck Research Group Leader. Her research interests combine her background in biochemistry and single molecule biophysics with the goal of developing molecular force sensors for biological and materials science applications. In addition to PeerJ, she is an academic editor at PLOSone and Biophysical Reviews and Letters and serves on the advisory board of Polymer Chemistry.
Prof. Azevedo is frontiers section editor (Bioinformatics and Biophysics) for the Current Drug Targets, section editor (Bioinformatics in Drug Design and Discovery) for the Current Medicinal Chemistry, member of the editorial board of Current Bioinformatics, academic editor for PeerJ, and editor of Docking Screens for Drug Discovery (Methods of Molecular Biology)(Springer Nature). He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of São Paulo (USP)(1997). During his Ph.D., he worked under the supervision of Prof. Sung-Hou Kim (University of California, Berkeley), on a split Ph.D. program with a fellowship from the Brazilian Research Council (1993-1996). His Ph.D. was about the structure of CDK2 (de Azevedo Jr. et al., 1996)(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8610110). He is the coordinator of the Structural Biochemistry Laboratory at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. His research interests are interdisciplinary with two major emphases: molecular simulations and protein-ligand interactions. He published over 180 scientific papers about protein structures and computer models to assess intermolecular interactions involving proteins and potential ligands. These publications have over 4900 citations in the Web of Science (Publons h-index: 37)(https://publons.com/researcher/1890214/walter-f-de-azevedo-jr/), +5500 citations (Scopus h-index: 41)(https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7006435557), and +7100 citations(Google Scholar h-index: 44).
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.
Dr. Debabrata Goswami is the Prof. S. Sampath Endowed Chair Professor of Chemistry and Adjunct Professor of Center for Lasers and Photonics of IIT Kanpur. He is the elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics (UK), the Optical Society (OSA) and the SPIE. He is the winner of the 2018 Galileo Galilei Prize of the International Commission of Optics, the Thathachari Award, the Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship, and the Swarnajayanti Fellow. He is the Vice President of the IEEE Photonics Society India, Past Chairman, Photonics-2016. He has written over 200 papers and was in the Editorial Board of the Rev of Scientific Reports (AIP).
Dr. Hidekazu Hiroaki is Professor within the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan. He received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD thesis "Spectroscopic study for interaction between DNA oligonucleotide and bleomycin”) from the Graduate School of Osaka University, Japan in 1992.
Dr Hiroaki's research focuses on the structural biology of proteins by using solution NMR techniques, including protein-protein and protein-drug interaction. He is also focusing on NMR-assisted in silico drug discovery as well as protein structure determination. He is also an expert of intrinsically disordered proteins and some disease related amyloid genic proteins.
2012-present: Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya University (Nagoya, Aichi, Japan)
2011-2012: Professor, Research Center for Structural Biology, Department of Science, Nagoya University (Nagoya, Aichi, Japan)
2007-2011: Professor, Division of Structural Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University, (Kobe, Hyogo, Japan)
2001-2007: Associate Professor, International Graduate School of Art and Science, Yokohama City University, (Kanagawa, Japan)
1995-2001: Research Scientist, Division of Structural Biology, Biomolecular Engineering Research Institute (BERI) (Suita, Osaka, Japan)
1994-1995: Visiting Scientist, Research Centre, F Hoffman La Roche (Basel, Switzerland)
1992-1994: Research Scientist, Department of Molecular Genetics, Nippon Roche Research Center (Kanagawa, Japan)
Dr. J.I. Janairo is a Professor at the Department of Biology at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. His research focuses on bionanotechnology, specifically on the utilization of peptides for nanomaterial synthesis and machine learning - aided materials design. He received his BS Biochemistry (hons) and MS Chemistry degrees at De La Salle University, and PhD Chemical Sciences at Hokkaido University as a Japanese Government scholar. Apart from PeerJ Materials Science, he is also an editor for the Scopus-indexed journal Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics published by Springer Nature. He is one of the lead authors of the Global Environment Outlook - 6 for youth in the Asia-Pacific published by the United Nations Environment Programme. For his environmental contributions, he was one of the recipients of the 2019 ASEAN Youth Eco-Champion Award given by the ASEAN Environment Ministers during the 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment held in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Jan H. Jensen obtained his PhD in theoretical chemistry in 1995 from Iowa State University working with Mark Gordon, where he continued as a postdoc until he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1997. In 2006 he moved to the University of Copenhagen, where he is now professor of bio-computational chemistry.
Thomas completed his PhD from Harvard University in 2015 under Prof. David Weitz and postdoctoral studies from University of Amsterdam with Prof. Peter Schall. He is currently an assistant professor in the Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter laboratory at Wageningen University & Research in The Netherlands having joined in 2017.
I'm currently a PostDoctoral researcher at the Computational Biology Laboratory at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenaghen, Denmark.
Principal Scientist, Atomwise. Adjunct associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Kansas State University. Research in computational/AI and structure-based drug design, biophotonics, machine learning for chemistry and drug discovery, protein crystallography.