Full Professor and Senior Lecturer - Faculty and Nursing and Podiatry, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Director - Research, Health and Podiatry Unit, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Nursing and Podiatry, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Dr. Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia completed his degree in Medicine and Surgery with Honors in 2010. He was a resident at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari (Italy). In 2013, he started his fellowship within the International Fellowship Program for Advanced Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Soroka University Medical Center (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel), which he completed in 2016, focusing on fetal medicine, obstetric ultrasound and management of obstetrical emergencies.
In March 2017, Dr. Mastrolia became a senior physician at the Fondazione MBBM (San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy), an institution dedicated to perinatal medicine and affiliated to the University of Milano Bicocca (Milano, Italy).
HIs research Interests include preterm parturition, preeclampsia, recurrent pregnancy loss, intrauterine growth restriction, fetal demise, premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption, and antithrombotic therapies during pregnancy.
Dr. Naz obtained her PhD degree in 2013 from Indian Institute of Science, India. She then moved to USA to conduct her postdoctoral training. She is currently a Scientist at National Cancer Institute at NIH, USA where she conducts clinical and translational research in the field of cancer. Her primary research focus is identification of means to modify the radiation response of tumors without causing damage to surrounding normal tissues. Her research utilizes testing novel agents that target specific molecular pathways important in radiation responses to probe the radio sensitivity of cells/tissues. In her current role at NCI she manages translational research initiatives involving radiation modification, the influence of tumor microenvironment on cancer immunotherapy, and novel molecular imaging platforms to assess tissue metabolism.
Dr. Peng is a Professor of Data Science at the University of Sunderland. He is a Principal Investigator in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology and Medicine, and Principal Data Scientist working on Big Data Integration, Data Mining and Computational Intelligence. Dr. Peng's Data Science and BioMedical informatics (DS & BMI) research group focuses on development of innovative data analytics approaches to enable systematical analysis of biological data, medical images, and healthcare data and to gain new knowledge and insights from the integrative analytics of diverse data sources.
Dr. Riaz Ahmed is a scientist at the US Food and Drug Administration. Her research focus includes toxicology, pharmacology, drug discovery and development. She has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Chair, Department of Psychology
The main focus of my research endeavors is sensory and motor processing in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and childhood onset schizophrenia. A major theme in my work has been the identification of heritable biomarkers in autism, using non-invasive neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques in first-degree relatives. Recent work has focused on auditory temporal processing and gamma-band timing deficits as well as magnetic resonance spectroscopy of amino acid neurotransmitter systems associated with gamma-band oscillations. I am also affiliated with the Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Laboratory and Brain Imaging Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and have expertise in several brain-imaging methods, primarily MEG, but also including structural MRI, fMRI and MR spectroscopy. Current research at CSU involves EEG and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to examine the coupling of electrophysiology and hemodynamics in sensory and motor systems.
Dr. Consolato M. Sergi is a Full Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics (Adj. Prof.), University of Alberta. Dr. Sergi was born in Rome (Italy), obtained his MD degree with honors at the University of Genoa, Italy, his Human Pathology degree at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, the title of the hon. Clinical Reader of the University
of Bristol, UK, his Ph.D./Habilitation at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, his MSc Public Health in Austria, and his FRCPC degree at the Royal College in Ottawa. Dr. Sergi’s specialty areas of interest are congenital heart disease and metabolic diseases, obstructive cholangiopathies, carcinogenesis (bone/soft tissue/liver), gut microbiome, and mitochondrial DNA related cardiomyopathies.
Gaurav Sharma is a biomedical researcher with expertise in intermediary metabolism and metabolic imaging. His long-term research interests are the development of magnetic resonance spectroscopy/imaging (MRS/I) techniques for the noninvasive investigation of metabolic processes under both normal and pathologic conditions that can be applied in preclinical and clinical settings. Gaurav's current research focus is mainly in two areas: first, development of novel methods for non-invasive assessment of metabolism and second, understanding the intermediary metabolism in biological systems. In particular, his research involved the use of dynamic nuclear polarization to increase the MR signal of metabolically active, 13C-labeled probes for accessing metabolism in isolated perfused organs and in vivo metabolic imaging, and 13C-NMR isotopomer analysis for assessing in vivo metabolic flux.
Li Shen received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College in 2004. He is a Professor of Informatics in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania. He is an elected fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
Dr. Soares obtained his M.D. in 1990 from the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil. He completed his psychiatric training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroimaging research at the department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. He has extensive clinical research experience on brain imaging, neurocognitive methods and clinical trials primarily in the field of mood disorders.
2CI in Neurogenomics Associate Professor, Georgia State University; Associate Professor, Translational Neuroscience, Mind Research Network (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
Dr Dapeng Wang is a Senior Bioinformatics Research Officer at LeedsOmics at the University of Leeds. He has been developing, maintaining and applying a series of automated and handy pipelines or workflows for omics datasets generated by the technologies such as genomics (DNA-Seq, exome-Seq, phylogenomics and RAD-Seq), transcriptomics (bulk RNA-Seq and single-cell RNA-Seq), translatomics (Ribo-Seq), epigenomics (BS-Seq and ChIP-Seq), proteomics and metabolomics. Besides, he has particular research interests in the areas of database construction of big biological data, genome evolution (composition, intronic sequences and repetitive sequences), evolution patterns of plastic transcriptomes and gene regulatory networks across tissues or conditions and variants in population level (SNP, InDel, copy number variation, duplication, inversion and translocation). He is also keen to use machine learning and deep learning techniques to understand and explore the complicated biological systems through the integration of a variety of omics datasets.
Dr Wang holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a PhD degree in bioinformatics. He used to work in the Beijing Institute of Genomics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Cancer Institute at the University College London and the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford.