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Haseeb A. Khan

Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry at College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Group Leader of Analytical and Molecular Bioscience Research Group and a Chair Professor at Research Chair for Biomedical Applications of Nanomaterials, King Saud University. PhD from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India and received scientific trainings in USA, UK, Denmark and Finland. Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK. Authored more than 300 publications including 2 books and 20 book chapters. Recipient of Microsoft eScience Award. Listed in Top-2% World Ranking of Scientists. Research interests are clinical biochemistry, analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, nanobiotechnology, molecular conservation, bioinformatics, pharmacology, and toxicology.

Alexandre H Kihara

Alexandre H. Kihara is a Tenured Neuroscience Professor at Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Dr. Kihara is one of the leader scientists in the growing field of electrical synapse plasticity. He is currently editor of scientific periodicals, including PLOS ONE and Scientific Reports. His studies led to pioneer reports on changes of electrical synapses in the visual system triggered by ambient light conditions. His research extends to multiple aspects related to cell communication mediated by connexins (Cx) and pannexins (Panx) and their functional roles in the development, plasticity, and degeneration of the nervous system. In his lab, data from brand new technologies such as recording and stimulation using high-density 4096 channels multielectrode arrays (HD MEA) are combined with tissue and cell culturing, calcium-activity imaging, molecular and cellular techniques, and specific methods developed to study neuronal and glial cell activity synchronization mediated by electrical synapses. In addition, he also has solid publication record and collaborations on miRNA, cell cycle control, stem cell biology, and apoptotic signaling.

Mei-Chuan Ko

Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. My research interests involve behavioral neuropharmacology of pain and addiction, including 1) biological basis and pharmacotherapy for drug abuse and dependence and 2) neuropharmacological basis of therapeutics of analgesics and antipruritics.

Neil W. Kowall

Professor of Neurology and Pathology and Director, Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine; Chief Neurology and Director of the VA New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Boston Healthcare System.

Ziad Kronfol

Ziad Kronfol, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychiatry Clerkship Director at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar. He previously was Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Psychoneuroimmunology Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Kronfol is past Vice-President of the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of the section on education in the World Psychiatric Association.

M Fabiana Kubke

Senior Lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences (Department of Anatomy with Radiology) and member of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Interested in Neuroethology, Brain Evolution, Evo-Devo and auditory systems. Former Grass Fellow and Editorial board member of Brain Behavior and Evolution. Currently serving as an Academic Editor in PLOS ONE, and Chair of the Advisory Panel of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand.

Susanne E la Fleur

Associate Professor at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor at Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7. Our group is working on unravelling the mechanistic link between diet composition and the development of obesity and diabetes as a first step towards better understanding the pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, focussing on the role of the brain.

Sharon La Fontaine

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science and Group Leader, Deakin University; Honorary Senior Research Fellow, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

Sharon's research has been funded by the NHMRC and ARC and is focused on the biology of the copper and its role in health and disease. Sharon has held research positions at The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and at UCLA, USA, was a recipient of a prestigious NHMRC R.D. Wright Award and has published widely in internationally recognised journals. Sharon is a strong advocate for student professional development and career mentoring within the biomedical sciences and medical research through her University teaching and her work on the Victorian Branch of The Australian Society for Medical Research.

Angie R Laird

Dr. Laird received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin in 2002, and was a faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio from 2004-2012. She is currently an Associate Professor in Physics at Florida International University in Miami. Her neuroimaging and neuroinformatics research program is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation.

Renaud Lambiotte

Renaud Lambiotte is professor in the department of Mathematics of the University of Namur. He is interested in different aspects of complex systems, with a particular focus on complex networks. His recent research includes the development of algorithms to uncover information in large-scale networks, the study of empirical data in social and neuronal systems, and the mathematical modelling of human mobility and diffusion on networks.

Giuseppe Lanza

Dr. Giuseppe Lanza was born in Catania (Italy) in 1982. He currently works as a Senior Academic Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Catania (Italy). After graduation with honours in Medicine, he trained at the School of Neurology and got the international PhD at the same University. As visiting Clinical Research Fellow, he further trained at the Department of Neuroscience and Clinical Neurophysiology of the Newcastle University (UK). In 2013 he was selected for a Scientific Fellowship promoted by the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS). From 2013 to October 2018, he worked as a Consultant Neurologist at the “Oasi Research Institute–IRCCS” in Troina (Italy), which is a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization (WHO), and where now he currently holds the position of Chief of the Clinical Neurophysiology Research Unit. From 2015 to October 2018, he taught Neurology at the University of Enna (Italy). He has authored more than 150 publications in internationally-indexed peer-reviewed Journals and Conferences or Meetings, and he currently serves as Editor and invited Reviewer of several international Journals. More recently, he has obtained the Master of Science in Clinical Research and the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor (procedure for the Italian University Professor recruiting, based on criteria of scientific qualification).

B Duncan X Lascelles

After graduating from the veterinary program at the University of Bristol, U.K., with honors, Dr. Lascelles completed a PhD in aspects of pre-emptive/perioperative analgesia at the University of Bristol. After an internship there, he completed his surgical residency at the University of Cambridge, U.K. and then a Fellowship in Oncological Surgery at Colorado State University. He is currently Professor in Small Animal Surgery and Pain Management at North Carolina State University.