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Cristina Capusa

Associate Professor of Nephrology, PhD and Habilitated Doctor in Nephrology at the "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest and attending physician (consultant in Nephrology and Internal Medicine) at a university-affiliated tertiary-care hospital. Former secretary of the Romanian Society of Nephrology and currently member of the society board.

Research interest in: chronic kidney disease, renal anemia, intravenous iron therapy, mineral metabolism disorders in chronic kidney disease, oxidative stress in kidney disease and glomerular diseases.

Bang-Gee Hsu

Dr. Bang-Gee Hsu obtained his MD from the Chinese Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan (1989 - 1996) and his PhD from the Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (2003-2006).

Dr. Hsu is currently Professor at the School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan (2015-present), Director of the Department of Internal Medicine, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Hualien, Taiwan (2018-present), and Director of the Division of Nephrology Department of Internal Medicine, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Hualien, Taiwan (2014-present).

His research interests include Nephrology, Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine.

Florian Lang

Professor of Physiology and Head of the Department for Physiology I in Tübingen, Member of the German Academy of Natural Sciences Leopoldina. Former President of the Geman Physiological Society and the Germany Society of Nephrology.

Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi

Dr. Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Pharmacy from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy at Jouf University (JU), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Previously he has served as an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at GC University Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has also worked as a research officer in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) resource Center, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM), Malaysia.

Dr. Mallhi’s work broadly concentrates on the epidemiology of dengue infection and explores the burden of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and subsequent renal recovery among dengue patients surviving an episode of AKI. His current research plan is centered around atypical manifestations of infectious disease, vaccine hesitancy, pharmaceutical care, pharmacist outreach in public and psychological health, rational use of drugs, drug safety, health policy and drug-therapy related problems.

Dr. Mallhi has published more than 100 articles in internationally recognized and peer-reviewed ISI-indexed journals; he has also published one authored book entitled “Expanded Dengue Syndrome”. He has also published several book chapters with international publishers.

Dr. Mallhi also serves as an editorial board member of various peer-reviewed journals related to infectious diseases, pharmaceutical and healthcare.

Yoshinori Marunaka

Prof. Marunaka is the Representative Director, Director of Clinical, and Director of Medical Research Institute, Kyoto Industrial Health Association; Professor, Research Center for Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Development, Ritsumeikan University; Jinshan Distinguished Professor, International Research Center for Food Nutrition and Safety, Jiangsu University; Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine; President, Physiological Society of Japan. MD (1979), PhD (1985), Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine; National License of Physician and Surgeon, Japan (1979). He was Professor and Chairperson, Departments of Molecular Cell Physiology and Bio-Ionomics, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan, and Director and Professor, Japan Institute for Food Education and Health, St. Agnes’ University. He was awarded “Vebleo Nanomedicine Scientist Award” (Sweden), “Marco Polo della Scienza Italiana” (Italy), The Premier's Research Excellence Award (Canada), Scholar Award
(Medical Research Council of Canada) and Research Award from National Kidney Foundation of USA. He has obtained more than 60 research grants, published more than 250 peer reviewed articles, and provided more than 30 invited plenary lectures at international congresses and research conferences. h-index 40, i10-index 161, Citation 5714

Stefano Menini

Associate professor of Human Nutrition, School of Medicine and Psychology, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, "La Sapienza" University, Rome, Italy. PhD in Biology and Pathology of Ageing and member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Research areas: Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Laurent Metzinger

Laurent Metzinger has completed his PhD in Biological Sciences and Pharmaceutical studies in Strasbourg, France and was a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Oxford (UK) in a leading lab on Duchenne muscular Dystrophy (Pr. Kay Davies). He works on microRNA regulation in the HEMATIM team in Amiens, and focuses on anemia and related vascular disorders associated with Chronic Kidney DIsease. He has authored some of the first papers showing a role for microRNAs in CKD and published in reputed journals, including Nature and Cell. He teaches Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology in the Pharmacy School of Amiens (Université de Picardie Jules Verne).

Shobana Navaneethabalakrishnan

I received my PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology from University of Madras, India where I studied the molecular mechanism underlying the repression of follicle stimulating hormone receptor and androgen receptor in Sertoli cells of F1 progeny rats with gestational exposure to hexavalent chromium. I have successfully attained inter-laboratory collaboration to study the effect of gestational exposure to excess hexavalent chromium on insulin signaling molecules and glucose homeostasis in F1 progeny rats. Currently, my research focus is to understand the role of gonadal macrophage polarization in reproductive dysfunction associated with hypertension in both men and women.

Gianpaolo Reboldi

Professor of Nephrology and Consultant Physician at the University of Perugia

Academic Degrees:
Doctoral Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MD) from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Perugia, Italy
Master of Science (MSc) from The Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dottore di Ricerca (PhD) in Applied Pathophysiology from The University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Scientific Interests:
Renal and Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes, Hypertension, Clinical Epidemiology

Chih-Chung Shiao

Dr. Chih-Chung Shiao is an associate professor and a nephrologist.
He currently is the deputy superintendent of medical research and education department, chairman of the academic research committee, and attending physician of the Nephrology Division in Camillian Saint Mary’s Hospital Luodong, Taiwan.

Dr. Chih-Chung Shiao has published a total of more than 70 papers in SCI journals. His research interests cover acute kidney injury, autonomic cardiac function, critical care nephrology, heart failure, survival, chronic kidney disease, and uremia.

Edward R Smith

Professor Edward Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne and Senior Scientist at the Kincaid-Smith Renal Laboratories, Department of Nephrology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is interested in mineral metabolism and kidney disease.

Ashish K Solanki

My Ph.D. (Structural Biology/Biochemistry) focused on studying the pathogenesis of the HIV-1 virus and finding ways to combat its infection. It included structural analysis of the interaction of HIV-1 gp120 with neutralizing and non-neutralizing mAbs, chimeric antibody-CD4 IgG2, and with the host cell surface glycoprotein CD4. Although in the past I have been working on structural, biophysical, and biochemical methods to answer some of the critical questions in biology, my interest in cell signaling and protein trafficking enabled me to join the Dept. of Nephrology, MUSC, South Carolina as a postdoctoral fellow. I have gained a large amount of experience in the field of protein biochemistry and substantial knowledge of podocyte biology during months spent as a postdoc. I explored the role of the exocyst complex in podocyte development and functions, critical aspects of cell signaling, studying pathophysiology and diseases progression caused by mutations in slit diaphragm proteins, which not only helped to get publications but increased my understanding in the field of podocyte biology. The understanding and development of animal model systems in the lab further helped me to strengthen my podocyte experience. I also worked on developing a novel cell-based assay to diagnose recurrent Focal and Segmental Glomerulosclerosis.