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Raquel Almeida

Researcher and group leader of the group Differentiation in Cancer, at i3S/Ipatimup and Invited Assistant Professor at the Biology Department of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto.

Obul Reddy Bandapalli

PD. Dr.rer.nat. Obul R Bandapalli is a functional genomics researcher with special focus on transnational research. He is currently working at DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany. He finished his habilitation in Molecular Medicine from the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit of EMBL-University of Heidelberg in and continues to teach at the University of Heidelberg. He has PhD in Molecular Biology from Humboldt University. Before moving to Germany he has worked at the Central Food Technological Research Institute Mysore, Dabur Research Foundation and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He obtained his Master´s in Biotechnology from Guru Ghasidas University and Bachelor’s in Sericulture from Sri Venkateswara University. Apart from research, he enjoys watching birds and nature trails.

Minjun Chen

Minjun Chen is a principal investigator working at the Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatics of the US FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research and serve as the adjunct faculty and mentor for the bioinformatics program joint by Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Currently, he co-chairs the FDA Liver Toxicity Working Group since 2014 and is the editor of the Springer book titled “Drug-induced Liver Toxicity”. His primary research interests encompass drug-induced liver injury, drug safety, bioinformatics, and personalized medicine. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 scientific publications and book chapters.

Gian Maria Fimia

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Salento, Italy
Principal Investigator at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases L. Spallanzani IRCCS (Rome, Italy)

Lesley Hoyles

Coriobacteriia associated with the gut microbiota
Microbiome
Metagenomics
Effect of gut-derived microbial metabolites on host health
Use of in vitro systems to study diet–microbiome interactions
Virome
Systems Biology

Cheorl-Ho Kim

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology, Department of Biological Science, College of Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea,
Co-positional Professor of Department of Medical Device Management and Research,
Samsung Advanced Institute of Health Science and Technology (SAIHST), Former Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, COM, DGU. Former Senior Researcher of KRIBB. University of Tokyo MS, PhD. 324 peer reviewed publications. Intl Advisory Bord and Chairs, Intl Symposium on Glycosyltransferases GlycoT2008 and GlycoT2012, Chair of Molecular Eng-2013 TX, USA. Editor, Journal of Glycobiology; eCAM, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and others.

Sushil Kumar

Dr. Sushil Kumar is a Research Assistant professor at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland Oregon. He obtained his PhD from Max Planck Institute for biochemistry, Munich Germany where he worked in supervision of Prof. Axel Ullrich for studying cancer cell signaling. He did his postdoctoral work in Prof. Reto Schwendener’s laboratory at University of Zurich where he developed liposomal drugs for targeted delivery of payloads to macrophages as novel cancer therapy approach. He joined OHSU in 2012 in Prof. Lisa Coussens' laboratory where he has continued his research for studying cancer inflammation and developing immunotherapeutic approaches for cancer. He is employing ex vivo as well as mouse models for understanding immune cell phenotype for analyzing their role in cancer progression and developing novel therapeutics as well as biomarkers for cancer.

Yeong Yeh Lee

Yeong Yeh Lee, MD, PhD, FACP, FRCP, FACG, FAMM. He is Professor of Medicine and Consultant of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Internal Medicine with the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Dr. Lee is particularly interested in neurogastroenterology & functional gastrointestinal diseases. He is also the editor of BMC Gastroenterology, Journal of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (JRCPE) and Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences (MJMS).

Jie Jerry Liu

Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Zunyi Medical College, China. Editorial Board position on several journals such as Toxicological Sciences, Environmental Health Perspective. Recognized by Elsevier journals and EHP as "top reviewer" in 2012 in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Veronika Lukacs-Kornek

Veronika Lukacs-Kornek, is a Junior professor for molecular immunology and gastroenterology at the University of Saarland, Germany and the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award winner in 2012 (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation).
Research field includes dendritic cell biology, antigen presentation, immunoregulatory circuits operating in secondary lymphoid organs and the study of stromal cell-immune cell interactions.

Francesco Savino

Professor at the school of Pediatrics - Univ. Turin. Studying nutrition, metabolism of infancy in particular hormones such as Leptin, IGF-1, Ghrelin, Adiponectin. Takes interest in gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders. He studies in detail some aspects of gut microbiota of colicky infants such low level of lactobacilli and increased concentration of E.Coli. Performed relevant research on the effect of probiotics on colicky infants. Author of more than 100 scientific reports.