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Editorial Board

 
Kazuhiro Chiba

Executive Editor
Kazuhiro Chiba
Professor
Laboratory of Bio-organic Chemistry
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Japan
Fax +81-42-367-5761

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
 Biography :

Kazuhiro CHIBA is Professor of Bio-organic Chemistry at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT). He received his BA (1981) and MS (1983) degrees at TUAT in Department of Agricultural Chemistry. After a 7 years researcher at an industrial research center, he joined TUAT as assistant professor. He received PhD degree (1991), visited Washington University in St. Louis, USA (Professor K.D. Moeller, 1999-2000), and was promoted to professor in 2004. His experience led to extensive collaborations with universities and industries. His early research was focused on the synthesis and structure elucidation of natural products. Recently, he made important contributions in the explorations of new electrochemical organic reactions and their applications towards biologically active compounds especially in the field of peptides. He has authored or coauthored over 100 scientific papers.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Bio-organic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Peptide Chemistry

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Andes Hess

Editor-in-Chief
Andes Hess
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Vanderbilt University
USA

Vanderbilt University
 Biography :

Andes Hess is Professor of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. He received his BA degree with Highest Honors from Williams 1962; MS 1963 and PhD 1966 degrees with Ken Wiberg at Yale University. After a two year NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship with Virgil Boekelheide at the University of Oregon he joined the Chemistry Department at Vanderbilt In 1973. He was awarded a National Academy of Sciences Exchange Fellowship and spent one year with Professor Rudolf Zahradník at the J Heyrovsky Institute Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague. This experience led to his extensive collaborations in Central Europe. He was Chair of the Chemistry Department at Vanderbilt from 1982-1994. His early research was focused on the theory of aromaticity having published a seminal paper in 1971 on the ability of Huckel calculations to predict aromatic character for a wide range of cyclic conjugated carbon and heterocyclic systems. Later his research became centered on computational chemistry and lies primarily in the realm of physical organic chemistry the determination of reaction mechanisms. Most recently he has made significant contributions to the area of the biosynthesis of terpenes in particular the mechanism of the cyclization of squalenes to steroids and hopenes. He has authored or coauthored over 190 scientific papers

Biography
 Research Interest :

Computational chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, Determination of reaction mechanisms.

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Kyungsoo Oh

Executive Editor
Kyungsoo Oh
Associate Professor
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
USA
Tel. 317-278-7531
Fax 317-274-4701

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
 Biography :

Kyungsoo Oh graduated from the University of London, UK in 1999 with B.Sc. in Chemistry (First Class) before moving to the University of Sussex to study for his Ph.D. under the guidance of Professor Philip J. Parson. While at Sussex, he worked on the total synthesis of rapamycin. Following a postdoctoral study with Professor Jeffrey D. Winkler at the University of Pennsylvania, USA he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2005 and promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2011
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Development of chemical catalysis
Development of catalytic asymmetric methods to construct heterocyclic compounds
Stereodivergent synthesis of pyrrolidine scaffolds using Cu(I)- and Ag(I)-catalyzed reactions
Natural product synthesis using sulfur heterocycles as a template to control stereoselectivities
Identification of a family of chiral tertiary N-oxides as a reactive oxygen transfer reagent and application towards asymmetric oxidations: epoxidation, sulfoxidation, and oxygenation of ketones
Biological assay and pharmaceutical profile of the compounds
 

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Hong Liu

Executive Editor
Hong Liu
Professor
Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
Tel. 86-21-50807042

Chinese Academy of Sciences
 Biography :

Dr. Hong Liu’s efforts mainly dedicate to the research of pharmaceutical chemistry and drug design and discovery. She is also focusing on the development of new organic synthetic methodologies, building focused combinatorial libraries, and the discovery and optimization of lead compounds for new drugs. Dr. Hong Liu has published 170 academic papers in peer-review journals with a total Impact Factor of 549.03, such as Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Organic Letters, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry and Tetrahedron Letters, etc. Dr. Liu wrote 6 books as chapter author as well and applied 33 patents.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Medicinal Chemistry,Molecular Design

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Henry F Schaefer

Henry F Schaefer III
Director
Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry
University of Georgia
USA
Tel. 706-542-0364
Fax 706-542-0406

Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, University of Georgia
 Biography :

Henry F. Schaefer III received his B.S. degree in chemical physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1966) and Ph.D. degree in chemical physics from Stanford University (1969). For 18 years (1969-1987) he served as a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. During the1979-1980 academic year he was also Wilfred T. Doherty Professor of Chemistry and inaugural Director of the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Texas, Austin. Since 1987 Dr. Schaefer has been Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry at the University of Georgia. In 2004 he became Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of more than 1300 scientific publications, the majority appearing in the Journal of Chemical Physics or the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research involves the use of state-of-the-art computational hardware and theoretical methods to solve important problems in molecular quantum mechanics.
 

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Arthur J Ragauskas

Arthur J Ragauskas
Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA
Tel. 404-894-9701
Fax 404-894-4778

Georgia Institute of Technology
 Biography :

Arthur Ragauskas held the first Fulbright Chair in Alternative Energy and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science and TAPPI. His research program at Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking to understand and exploit innovative sustainable bioresources. This multifaceted program is targeted to develop new and improved applications for nature’s premiere renewable biopolymers for biomaterials, biofuels, biopower, and bio-based chemicals. His research program has/is been sponsored by NSF, USDA, DOE, GA Traditional Industry Program, a consortium of industry partners, and several fellowship programs. His Fulbright sponsored activities at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden were focused on the forest biorefinery and new biofuel conversion technologies for lignocellulosics. Currently, Dr. Ragauskas manages a research group of thirty three graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, a research scientist, and visiting scientists. He has collaborative research projects with several GA Tech faculty and is a program leader for a GA Tech Focused Research Program in Biofuels, BioPower and Biomaterials. In addition, he is the GA Tech team leader for Biological Energy Science Center (BESC) research efforts and team leader for an industrial consortium program titled Black Liquor Hemicellulose Recovery and Utilization.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Forest BioRefinery, BioFuels, BioMaterials, BioComposites, Fiber Modification, Nanobioterials, Pulping/Bleaching, Sustainability/Green Chemistry, Chemistry of Natural Biopolymers including Cellulose, Hemicellulose, and Lignin, Organic/Carbohydrate Chemistry.

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James A Schwindeman

James A Schwindeman
Director
New Business Development
Archimica Incorporation
USA
Tel. 215-847-3788

New Business Development, Archimica Incorporation
 Biography :

James Schwindeman was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He earned his B. S. degree in chemistry from Miami University and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Ohio State University, under the tutelage of Professor Philip D. Magnus. He started his industrial career as a discovery chemist for PPG Industries. He then moved to FMC Lithium, where he worked in positions of increasing responsibility in Research and Development. In recognition of his research activities with Professor Roderick Quirk at the University of Akron, James received the American Chemical Society Cooperative Research Award in 2000. He then leveraged his technical expertise into a role in business development to help customers succeed. He is currently Director, New Business Development at Archimica, Inc.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Synthesis of biologically active compounds, Utilization of organometallic chemistry in organic synthesis, Process optimization and Green chemistry.
 

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Richard D McCullough

Richard D McCullough
Professor of Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University
USA
Tel. 412-268-1180

Carnegie Mellon University
 Biography :

Richard McCullough was appointed vice president for research at Carnegie Mellon University in July 2007. In this new senior leadership position, McCullough will nurture interdisciplinary research initiatives and oversee sponsored research, technology commercialization and a number of cross-college research centers. Prior to this position he served as the dean of the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He came to Carnegie Mellon in 1990 as an assistant professor and quickly rose through the tenure ranks, being promoted to associate professor in 1995 and professor in 1998. In 1998 he assumed the role of department head of chemistry. He was appointed dean of the Mellon College of Science in 2001.
On September 3, 2010, Rick was honored with the Thomas Lord Professorship in Chemistry.
McCullough is internationally known as the world′s expert in the area of printable electronics and is well-known for his discovery of regioregular polythiophenes- a material that led to plastic solar cells and plastic transistors.  His research focuses on the design and understanding of the structure-property relationships in conducting materials and nanoelectronics.  
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. McCullough is internationally known as the world′s expert in the area of printable electronics. Plextronics has received numerous honors, among them being named the 2008 Going Green Top 100 company and a Wall Street Journal Technology Award runner-up. In his 21 years at Carnegie Mellon, Dr. McCullough has been The Department Head of Chemistry and the Dean of Science before becoming Vice President for Research in 2007. Dr. McCullough has recently been named Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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R Karl Dieter

R Karl Dieter
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Clemson University
USA
Tel. 864- 656-5025
Fax 864- 656-6613

Department of Chemistry, Clemson University
 Biography :

Dr. Dieter professor received his BA 1973 from Lehigh University and his PhD 1978 from the University of Pennsylvania working in synthesis synthetic methods and photochemistry with Professor Amos B Smith III. He was an American Chemical Society Postdoctoral Fellow 19781979 with Professor Jerrold Meinwald at Cornell in natural products chemistry. He served on the faculty at Boston University before joining Clemson in 1985.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Asymmetric Synthesis, Synthetic methodology and reaction mechanisms, Natural Products-isolation and synthesis, Organocopper and organosulfur chemistry.

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Madeleine M Joullie

Madeleine M Joullie
Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Fax 215-627-5593

Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
 Biography :

Dr. Madeleine M. Joullie is a professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania and the District III director of the American Chemical Society ACS. She joined the University of Pennsylvanias faculty as its first female instructor in 1953 and have been a full professor since 1974. The recognitions she received in the scientific field include: ACS Philadelphia Section Award, ACS Garvan Medal Scroll Award from American Institute of Chemists, Faculty Award from American Cynamid Lindback, Award for Distinguished Teaching Second Annual Association of American Women in SciencePhiladelphia, Chapter Award Philadelphia Organic Chemistry Club Award, ACS Henry Hill Award, ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences and ACS Author Cope Scholar Award. She is a fellow of the New York Academy of Science as well as a member of Sigma Xi Sigma Delta Epsilon and the American Chemical Society. She was recently awarded the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry 2009 Edward Leete Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Research in Organic Chemistry. That same year she was elected to the 2009 Class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Heterocyclic chemistry, Medicinal chemistry and The Synthesis of Natural Products.

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Steven Robert Kass

Steven Robert Kass
Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
USA
Tel. 612-625-7513
Fax 612-626-754

Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 Biography :

Steven Kass was born and raised in New York He went to Vassar College where he earned an AB degree with general and departmental honors Graduate studies at Yale University with Professor Kenneth Wiberg led to MS MPhil and PhD degrees along with the Wolfgang Prize in 1984 Postdoctoral studies at the University of Colorado ndash; Boulder with Professors G Barney Ellison and Charles H DePuy from 19841986 were followed by his appointment to the faculty in the Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota where he rose through the ranks to Professor of Chemistry Awards include a University of Minnesota McKnight LandGrant Assistant Professorship and appointments as an Alfred P Sloan Research Fellow a visiting fellow at Australia National University and the University of New South Wales and a Minnesota Supercomputer Institute Fellow

Biography
 Research Interest :

Physical Organic Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry
The effects of extended hydrogen bond arrays

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R Daniel Little

R Daniel Little
Professor
University of California
USA
Tel. 805-893-3693
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University of California
 Biography :

R. Daniel Little was born and raised in Superior, Wisconsin. He attended Wisconsin State University – Superior, now a branch of the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in mathematics and chemistry. After spending two summers performing undergraduate research at the University of South Dakota and one semester studying at Argonne National Laboratory, Dan entered graduate school at the University of Wisconsin. There he studied with Howard Zimmerman. Following graduation, he moved to Yale to begin postdoctoral studies with Jerome Berson. Those studies completed, he took a job as an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), rose through the ranks and became a full professor in 1986. He has served as Department Vice-Chair and Chair and has been a visiting scientist at the University of British Columbia. Current research interests focus upon green and sustainable chemistry.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His major research interest is on mediated, electrocatalytic, electron transfer processes, and upon obtaining an understanding of the fundamental nature of the reactive intermediates produced in this manner, as well as their chemical transformations, Green Chemistry, Redox Chemistry of Fulvenes, Pseudopterosin Class of Marine Natural Products.

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Alexander D Q Li

Alexander D. Q. Li
Professor of Chemistry
Washington State University
USA

Washington State University
 Biography :

Alex D. Q. Li received his B. S. in polymer chemistry from Jilin University (China) and Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Northwestern University (USA).  After graduation, he was honored with a postdoctoral director fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he later became a Technical Staff Member.  At Los Alamos, he led a research group working on chemistry of materials and microsensors for volatile organic compounds, which received R&D 100 award in 1995.  Inspired by teaching and innovative research, Dr. Li joined the faculty at Washington State University in 2000, where he initiated his research on foldamers and later received the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) award.  The philosophy in his group is to use novel methods to construct advanced materials, with an emphasis on molecular design and innovative approaches to demonstrate new concepts, principles, and applications in the chemical, physical, and biological sciences.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Macromolecular design and engineering
Advanced materials synthesis
Biofunction and nanotechnology integration
Molecular self-assembly
 

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Frink Brian

Frink Brian
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Lakeland College in Shebygan
USA

Lakeland College in Shebygan
 Biography :

Brian Frink earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 1993. While there he worked on the synthesis of analogs of annonaceous acetogenins under the tutelage of Dr. Thomas R. Hoye. Brian earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1999. There he pursued his interest in organic reaction mechanisms and structure-activity relationships while working for Dr. Christopher M. Hadad. This interest has continued while teaching at Lakeland College in Shebygan, Wisconsin, where he currently is an Associate Professor and has been employed since 1999.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Physical organic chemistry, especially mechanisms, kinetics, and structure activity relationships.

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Scott T Handy

Scott T Handy
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Middle Tennessee State University
USA
Tel. 615-904-8114
Fax 615-898-5182

Middle Tennessee State University
 Biography :

Dr. Scott T Handy is currently an associate professor of chemistry at Middle Tennessee State University MTSU. He received his BS from the University of Iowa in 1991 and a Ph.D from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1996 under the direction of Professor Paul Grieco. He completed a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University under the direction of Professor Paul Wender. His first academic appointment was at Binghamton University before moving to MTSU in 2005

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Handy′s research has been largely focused in three areas, the continuing development of the intramolecular hydrodimerzation reaction, the use of room temperature ionic liquids as solvents and recyclable supports for Organic synthesis, and the synthesis of polysubstituted heteroaromatics via one pot, regioselective polycouplings on polyhaloheteroaromatics

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Mo Hunsen

Mo Hunsen
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Kenyon College
USA

Department of Chemistry, Kenyon College
 Biography :

Mo Hunsen is an associate professor of chemistry at Kenyon College in Gambier Ohio He received a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry from Michigan State University in 2001 and subsequently joined the Chemistry Department at Kenyon College He was a visiting scientist at Polytechnic Institute of New York University 2005 and visiting scientist at CASE Comprehensive Cancer Center Case Western Reserve University 2006 2008 He was a DAAD Fellow 19901993 and has won the Robert J Tomsich Science Award 2005 and the Henry Dreyfus TeacherScholar Award 2007 His research interests focuses on chemical and enzymatic catalysis in carbohydrate and polymer chemistry He also works in green chemistry and in natural product based cancer prevention and therapeutics

Biography
 Research Interest :

Isolation, synthesis, and biological activity study of natural products for prevention and therapeutics of cancer. Green Chemistry(Enzyme and Chemical Catalysis, Green Oxidation Reactions, Carbohydrate chemistry)

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Wenfang Sun

Wenfang Sun
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
North Dakota State University
USA
Tel. 701-231-6254
Fax 701-231-8831

North Dakota State University
 Biography :

Wenfang Sun is the Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Professor at the North Dakota State University (NDSU). She is a Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at NDSU. She received her B.S. degree from the Department of Chemistry, Wuhan University in China in 1990 and her Ph. D. degree from the Institute of Photographic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995. She became an Assistant Professor in this institute in 1995 and was promoted to an Associate Professor in 1996. She moved to the Department of Physics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1997 as a Research Associate and was promoted to a Research Assistant Professor in 1999. In 2001, she joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the North Dakota State University as an Assistant Professor. In 2007, she was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenured. In 2011, she was promoted to Full Professor and became the Gehrts Endowed Professor. She received the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, the “NDSU Bison Ambassadors Apple Polisher Award” and the “NDSU College of Science and Mathematics Award for Excellence in Research”, the “Outstanding Visiting Scholar Award” at UAB, the “YILIDA Prize” and “Presidential Award” from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She has published 70 journal papers since 1993 and 19 conference proceeding full papers. She has been a reviewer for over 20 journals.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Organic/organometallic nonlinear optical materials, Organic/organometallic light emitting materials, Photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy, Optical sensors.
 

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Jason Micklefield

Jason Micklefield
Professor of Chemical Biology
University of Manchester
UK
Tel. 0161-306 4509

University of Manchester
 Biography :

Appointed Director of Research for the School of Chemistry Promoted to a Personal Chair in Chemical Biology Moved laboratories to the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB). Transferred to the School of Chemistry at The University of Manchester. Promoted to Reader in Biological Chemistry UMIST Promoted to Senior Lecturer in Biological Chemistry UMIST Promoted to Lecturer Grade B UMIST Lecturer in Biological Chemistry (Grade A), The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). JM was recruited by UMIST to promote collaboration in research and teaching between Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences as part of a longer-term commitment to the expansion of Life Sciences. Lecturer in Organic Chemistry (Grade A), Birkbeck College, University of London.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Organic Chemistry

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Lothar Brecker

Lothar Brecker
Deputy Director of the Studies Programme Chemistry
University of Vienna
Austria
Tel. 43-1-4277-521 31
Fax 43-1-4277-9 521

University of Vienna
 Biography :

After studying Chemistry at the University of Dortmund, Lothar Brecker earned his diploma in chemistry in 1993 with a thesis in Organic Chemistry. His dissertation under the supervision of Prof. W. Kreiser at University of Dortmund was supported by a PhD stipendium of the country North Rhine-Westphalia. It deals with synthetic natural product chemistry and finished 1996. For postdoctoral work Brecker went to Graz University of Technology in 1997, where he was working in the area of in situ NMR of biocatalyzed reactions. In 2000 he moved to the Research Center Borstel. There he was active on structural analysis of biomolecules. In 2002 Brecker went to University of Vienna, where he developed his group, which is active on NMR Spectroscopic research in Organic Chemistry. In 2007 he got his habilitation and in 2009 he took over the position as deputy head of the Department of Organic Chemistry. Since 2011 he is also deputy director of the Study Program Chemistry.

Biography
 Research Interest :

In situ NMR of biocatalyzed reactions
Enzyme-substrate binding und mechanisms of enzyme catalysed reactions
Structure determination of natural products and lipids from cell walls
 

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Stefan Brase

Stefan Brase
Professor of Chemistry
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Germany

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 Biography :

Stefan Brase studied in Gottingen, Bangor (UK) and Marseille and received his Ph.D. in 1995, after working with Armin de Meijere in Gottingen. After post-doctoral appointments at Uppsala University (Jan E. Backvall) and The Scripps Research Institute (K. C. Nicolaou), he began his independent research career at the RWTH Aachen in 1997 (associated to Dieter Enders). In 2001, he finished his Habilitation and moved to the University of Bonn as professor for organic chemistry. Since 2003, he is full professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - in Germany.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research interests include methods in drug-discovery (including drug-delivery), combinatorial chemistry towards the synthesis of biologically active compounds, total synthesis of natural products and nanotechnology.

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Hicham Fenniri

Hicham Fenniri
Professor
The University of Alberta
Canada
Tel. 780-641-1750
Fax 780-641-1601

The University of Alberta
 Biography :

Hicham Fenniri is the Director of the SupramolecularNanoscale Assembly program at the NRC National Institute for Nanotechnology (Canada’s Government Laboratory), and is Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Dr. Fenniri has achieved international recognition as a leader in the areas nanomedicine, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, and materials sciences. His groupworks at the forefront of basic and applied nanosciences, in collaboration with various academic institutions, federal laboratories, and with the private sector.Dr. Fenniri’s contributions appeared in over 130 publications, 8 patents, and over 320 contributed national and international conference papers. Dr. Fenniri’s work was also presented in over 130 invited distinguished lectures, colloquiaand seminars around the globe. His research programs are supported by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, the US National Institutes of Health, The National Research Council of Canada, the University of Alberta, and several private, provincial and federal funding organizations.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Fenniri′s research is at the interface of supramolecular and dynamic chemistry with the aim of developing self-assembled, complex supramolecular structures with programmable properties.

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Satomi Niwayama

Satomi Niwayama
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Texas Tech University
USA
Tel. 806-742-3118
Fax 806-742-1289

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
 Biography :

Dr. Satomi Niwayama has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Texas Tech University since 2004 She received her PhD from the University of Tokyo Japan in synthetic organic chemistry in 1989 After completing postdoctoral appointments at The Ohio State University University of California at Los Angeles and Massachusetts Institute of Technology she assumed a position of Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University in 1998 The awards she has received include the Morita Science Research Promotion Award 2000 the Banyu Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry 2002 the National Science FoundationCAREER Award 2003 the Japanese Society for Process Chemistry Award for Excellence 2006 and the American Chemical Society PROGRESS/Dreyfus Lectureship Award 2007 She was a Visiting Professor at Yokohama National University Japan in 2008 and 2010 She has also been an editorial board member for two other journals Current Organic Synthesis and The Open Natural Products Journal.

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Dr. Niwayama’s research interests pertain mainly to the development of environmentally benign organic reactions and synthetic methodologies, as well as bioorganic chemistry applying small organic molecules to solving biological problems.

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Kavita Shah

Kavita Shah
Associate Professor
Purdue University
USA
 

Purdue University
 Biography :
Biography
 Research Interest :

Her research is focused on dissecting the roles of kinases and G Proteins in cancer and neurodegeneration using chemical and genetic approaches. She has recently developed a chemical genetic approach for specific activation or inhibition of engineered G proteins using orthogonal small molecules. Another research area in his laboratory focuses on Aurora A kinase, which is overexpressed in several types of cancers. She has identified several oncogenic targets of Aurora A kinase in breast, prostate and ovarian cancer cells. The goal is validate these targets for developing targeted therapies, and diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for cancer progression. She is also interested in elucidating the pathogenic mechanisms that lead to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer′s Disease.

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Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula

Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula
Technical Expert-Organic Chemistry
The Coca-Cola Company
One Coca-Cola Plaza
USA
Tel. 404-676-9257, 404-308-0207
Fax 404-598-9257

Technical Expert-Organic Chemistry, The Coca-Cola Company
 Biography :

Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula did his BS from Nagarjuna University and obtained Gold Medal to stood First in Chemistry from ANR College. In 1987 Dr. Chaturvedula completed his MS from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India and stood University First in Organic Chemistry and honored with several prestigious awards. Dr Chaturvedula did his Ph.D. in Natural Product Chemistry (isolation and characterization of bioactive secondary metabolites) from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India. Afterwards, he worked for more than six years in various pharmaceutical industries in India as Research Associate, Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist/Head of Natural Products Chemistry Department at Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, New Delhi; Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ahmedabad and Natco Pharmaceuticals Limited, Hyderabad respectively. During his industrial research, Dr Chaturvedula worked in the fields of Natural Products Chemistry as well as Synthetic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Process Development studies. In March 1999, Dr Chaturvedula joined at the Institute of Marine Resources at National Sun-yat Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan as Visiting Scientist and worked for about two years on the isolation of active secondary metabolites (extraction, fractionation, purification, structure elucidation, etc) using bioassay-guided methodology of medicinal plants and marine organisms of Taiwan origin. In 2001, Dr Chaturvedula joined as Research Scientist in Dr. David G. I. Kingston’s group at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA and worked on the projects funded by ICBG (International Cooperative Biodiversity Group), NCDDG (National Cooperative Drug Discovery Group) and NIH (National Institutes of Health) involved in the isolation of active natural products by bioassay-guided fractionation from plants and marine organisms. In August 2004, Dr Chaturvedula joined at SelectX Pharmaceuticals and held various positions from Senior Staff Scientist to Senior Director-Natural Products Chemistry by working in the Drug Discovery Research programs of infectious diseases (both isolation and synthesis). Currently, Dr Chaturvedula is working as Technical Expert in the Organic Chemistry Department of the Research and Technology at The Coca-Cola Company, located at Atlanta, USA. Published over 50 publications and presented more than 30 papers in various conferences.
                        
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

His Research interests are in isolation, structure elucidation and synthesis of biologically active natural products from both plant and marine origin of potentially important therapeutic areas. Also interested in synthetic methodology; design, synthesis and process development of Organic Compounds.
 

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Hiromasa Kiyota

Hiromasa Kiyota
Associate Professor
Laboratory of Applied Bioorganic Chemistry
Tohoku University
Japan
Tel. 81-22-717-8785
Fax 81-22-717-8785

Laboratory of Applied Bioorganic Chemistry, Tohoku University
 Biography :

Hiromasa Kiyota b 1966 in Sendai Japan Associate Professor of Biooganic Chemistry at Tohoku University Japan BS 1989 soil science Prof Hidenori Wada MS 1991 and Ph D 1995 organic chemistry Prof Kenji Mori and Associate Prof Takeshi Kitahara from the University of Tokyo Assistant Professor 1991 Prof K Moris Lab and Prof Takayuki Oritanis Lab 1994 Associate Professor Prof Shigefumi Kuwahara in 2002 Visiting Academic 20012002Prof Steven V Ley at Cambridge University UK The Japan Bioscience Biotechnology and Agrochemistry Society Award for the Encouragement of Young Scientists 2003 His research interests extend over a wide range of natural product chemistry especially on the synthesis of biologically active compounds such as antibiotics phytotoxins plant hormones insect pheromones marine products perfumery etc

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Biography
 Research Interest :

His research interests extend over a wide range of natural product chemistry, especially on the synthesis of biologically active compounds such as antibiotics, phytotoxins, plant hormones, insect pheromones, marine products, perfumery etc.

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Xiangeng Meng

Xiangeng Meng
Department of Material Chemistry
Graduate School of Engineering
Kyoto University
Japan
Tel. 075-383-2434
Fax 075-383-2420

Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
 Biography :

Xiangeng Meng obtained his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 2008.  He was then awarded fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Global COE program from Kyoto University, respectively. He is currently a research fellow at Kyoto University with research interest in photonic materials covering bulk and nano systems related to metallic nanostructures.  He has been a reviewer of 6 journals.
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 Research Interest :

Photonic materials covering bulk and nano systems related to metallic nanostructures.
 

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Daesung Chong

Daesung Chong
Department of Chemistry
Ball State University
USA
Tel. 765-285-8614
Read Interview session with Daesung Chong

Department of Chemistry, Ball State University
 Biography :

Daesung Chong was born in born in Chongup, Korea, in 1971 and received his B.S. from Kyonggi University, Korea, (1996) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Sogang University (with C. S. Chin, 1998 and 2001) and did postdoctoral work at the Texas A&M University at College Station with Marcetta Y. Darensbourg and at the University of Vermont with William E. Geiger before joining the Electrochemistry researcher at Dow Corning Corporation in 2008. In 2010 he moved to the Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. His main interest has been in the use of electrochemistry in analysis, synthesis and catalysis.

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His current research activity is to develop organic and inorganic synthetic methods under mild conditions with an electron that facilitate the efficient preparation of homogeneous (C-C) and heterogeneous (C-Si) coupling products from trivial and unactivated starting materials.

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Sadanandan E Velu

Sadanandan E Velu
Associate Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
USA
Tel. 205-975 2478
Fax 205-934 2543

University of Alabama at Birmingham
 Biography :

Dr. Sadanaman E. Velu has received his PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Madras in 1993.  He did his postdoctoral research at the University of Alabama and at Clemson University. Currently,  he is working as a Tenured Associate Professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also holds co-appointments as an Associate Scientist in Comprehensive Cancer Center and Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has successfully administered several research projects as PI/co-PI and has authored/co-authored 38 research articles. In addition, he is an inventor/co-inventor of 5 US patents. He is a member of American Chemical Society, American Association of Cancer Research and American Heart Association. He teaches Organic and Medicinal Chemistry classes in the University. His Organic Chemistry course was honored as an example of ‘Best Practices’ in a national study of Organic Chemistry courses conducted by the Center for Educational Policy Research on behalf of the College Board in 2006

Biography
 Research Interest :

Organic/Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery and Development, Anti-cancer and Anti-infective Agents, Structure Based Drug Design, Fragment based Drug Discovery, In-Silico Virtual Screening, Structure Activity Relationship studies, Lead Optimization, Solution Phase Parallel Synthesis, Synthesis of Marine Natural Products and their Analogs, Development of Synthetic Methods.

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Wing-Tak Wong

Wing-Tak Wong
Chair Professor & Head
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
China
Tel. 852-3400 8789

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 Biography :

Dr. Wing-Tak Wong obtained his B.Sc. in 1986 and M.Phil in 1988 from The University of Hong Kong. He was awarded a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Scholarship to study his Ph.D. in Cambridge University, UK. He returned to The University of Hong Kong as a lecturer in the Chemistry Department in 1991, was promoted to senior lecturer in 1998, to Professor in 2000 and to Chair Professor in 2005. In 2009, He was invited to join The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to head the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His major research interest includes Metal cluster chemistry, X-ray crystallography, Lanthanide chemistry, Nanomaterials and Bio-imaging.

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Loh Kian Ping

Loh Kian Ping
Professor
Department of Chemistry
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Tel. 65-65164402
Fax 65-779 1691

National University of Singapore
 Biography :

Professor Kian Ping Loh obtained his D.Phil from University of Oxford (supervisor: Prof John S. Food) in 1996 and worked in NIMS, Japan between 1997 and 1998 (supervisor Dr Toshihiro Ando). Both his doctoral and post-doctoral work concerned the surface chemistry of diamond, an area which he has worked for some time. From 1999 to now, he is based in the National University of Singapore and leads the effort in functional carbon materials research.  He has an established track record on functional carbon materials research, focusing on the surface functionalization, biosensing, solar and optical applications of diamond and graphene. The expertise of his group ranges from optical studies of advanced functional carbon materials, design and synthesis of organic dyes, molecular electronics to solar cells and surface science. The expertise in his group now includes the large area fabrication of graphene films by CVD, synthesis of solution-processed and printable graphene electronics, synthesis of organic dye-derivatized graphene, graphene-titania composites, with a view towards applications in solar cells. Breakthroughs in his research include the fabrication of organic solar cell on transparent and conducting, large area graphene electrodes, and the first demonstration of wide band mode locking on atomic layer graphene. He has won the Faculty Young Scientist award in 2007, University Young Researcher award in 2008, Oustanding Chemist award in 2009 and the Singapore Millenium Foundation-Research Horizon award in 2010 and the Dean’s Chair Professorship in 2010.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

His current research interests include the study of Graphene oxide as Organocatalysts, Organic functionalization of graphene, Synthesis of organic dyes, and Fabrication of organic solar cell.

 

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Marco Conte

Marco Conte
Physical Chemistry and Catalysis
Cardiff Catalysis Institute
Cardiff University
UK
Tel. 44(0)2920874023

Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University
 Biography :

Marco Conte is a research associate at Cardiff Catalysis Institute UK in the area of heterogeneous catalysis Research associate in physical organic chemistry University of York UK 2006-2009 He received Ph.D. from Cardiff UniversityUK in physical chemistry and catalysis 2003-2006 Analytical chemist Zambon Group SpA Italy 2001-2002. He is reviewer of 5 journals

Biography
 Research Interest :

Marco Conte research interests are focused in the field of heterogeneous catalysis with particular emphasis on the chemistry of supported and unsupported metal nanoparticles and metal oxides, involving catalyst preparation, characterization and investigation of reaction mechanisms. This involves the study of multiphase oxidation, hydrochlorination and halogen abstraction reactions, making use of spectroscopic tools such as: electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), in situ UV-Vis, in situ DRIFT and in situ X-ray powder diffraction. This also includes the identification of reaction intermediates and reaction mechanisms by labelled isotope studies and EPR spin trapping methods.

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Rudi Fasan

Rudi Fasan
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
USA
Tel. 585-273 3504
Fax 585-276 0205

Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
 Biography :

Dr. Rudi Fasan received his BS in Chemistry from University of Padua (Italy). In 2005, he earned his PhD in Organic Chemistry working with Prof. J.A. Robinson at University of Zurich (Switzerland) on synthesis of beta-hairpin protein epitope mimetics. After a postdoctoral experience with Prof. F.H. Arnold at California Institute of Technology working in the area of P450 engineering and enzyme directed evolution, he joined the University of Rochester as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. His awards include Swiss National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (2001-2005), SNF Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005-2006), Friedrich-Weygand Outstanding Research Award (2007), and Provost Multidisciplinary Award (2011). He is member of the American Chemical Society and he serves as reviewer for six journals. Dr. Fasan’s research interests lie in the area of bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, protein engineering, biocatalysis, and chemoenzymatic synthesis. His research currently focuses on the synthesis, molecular evolution, and exploration of macrocyclic organo-peptide structures for modulation of protein-protein interactions and asymmetric catalysis and the development of P450-centered protein engineering and chemo-enzymatic strategies for selective functionalization of aliphatic CH bonds.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Chemical biology, protein engineering, biocatalysis, and chemoenzymatic synthesis. His research currently focuses on the synthesis, molecular evolution, and exploration of macrocyclic organo-peptide structures for modulation of protein-protein interactions and asymmetric catalysis and the development of P450-centered protein engineering and chemo-enzymatic strategies for selective functionalization of aliphatic CH bonds.

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Tulay Aygan Atesin

Tulay Aygan Atesin
The University of Texas
USA
Tel: 608-695 5935
E-Mail: atesinta@utpa.edu

The University of Texas
 Biography :

Dr. Tulay A. Atesin received her Ph. D. in 2007 from the University of Rochester under the supervision of Professor William D. Jones working on the mechanisms of strong bond activation reactions. She worked on Nazarov cyclization with Professor Alison J. Frontier during her M. S. She was a postdoctoral research associate with Professors Shannon S. Stahl, Charles P. Casey and Clark R. Landis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, she moved to Northwestern University to work with Professors Thomas J. Meade and Mark A. Ratner. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate with Professors SonBinh T. Nguyen and Joseph T. Hupp, working on the synthesis and characterization of novel coordination polymers and metal organic frameworks. She is a member of the American Chemical Society and serves as reviewer for JACS. She received a 2008 Young Investigator Award from the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry.


 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Organic reaction mechanisms
Strong bond (C-C, C-H, C-S) activations
Physical organic chemistry
Organometallics
Inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry
Computational chemistry
Material science

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Raewyn Poulsen

Raewyn Poulsen
Botnar Research Centre
Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences                                             University of Oxford
USA
Tel. 07775648015

University of Oxford
 Biography :

Raewyn Poulsen is currently based at the University of Oxford, UK. Raewyn Poulsen  research involves studying the effects of glucocorticoids, as well as oxidative and nutrient-derived stress, on musculoskeletal tissues and determining the role of these factors in the pathogenesis of musculoskeletal disease. Her previous research, whilst based at Massey University in New Zealand, involved studying the interactions between omega- 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and oestrogens particularly in relation to the maintenance of bone mass following ovariectomy. She is broadly interested in the influence of nutrient status on the functioning of normal cellular stress response pathways and how impaired nutrient status, or impaired signalling of nutrient status, can lead to musculoskeletal disease.

Biography
 Research Interest :

The influence of nutrient status on the functioning of normal cellular stress response pathways and how impaired nutrient status, or impaired signalling of nutrient status, can lead to musculoskeletal disease.

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Justin R Walensky

Justin R Walensky
Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri
USA
Tel. 573-882-0608
Fax 573-882-2754

Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri
 Biography :

Justin Walensky was born in Albany, New York in February 1982. He obtained his B.A. Chemistry from New College of Florida in 2005 where he conducted undergraduate research with Suzanne Sherman and also took part in the Nuclear Science Internship Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working with Annie Kersting. His Ph.D. research was done under the mentoring of William Evans at the University of California, Irvine on synthesizing organometallic f element complexes. Justin then moved to Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Glenn T. Seaborg Fellow to work with Richard Martin and then followed this with postdoctoral research with Michael Hall, Oleg Ozerov, and John Fackler at Texas A&M University.  In 2011, he started as an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

His lab focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and spectroscopy of transition metal and actinide complexes to explore their structure, bonding, and reactivity.  They employ various organic ligands in order to study metal-ligand bonding in actinide complexes for applications in separations, tracking of nuclear material, and elucidation of valence orbital participation. Other interests include O2 functionalization as it relates to biological systems and peroxide formation in nuclear waste streams.
 

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Zibo Li

Zibo Li
Department of Radiology
University of Southern California
USA
Tel. 323-442-3252
 

University of Southern California
 Biography :

Dr. Zibo Li is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Southern California. Dr. Li received a PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Virginia in 2006. Afterwards, he did his post-doctoral research at the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford with Dr. Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen, after which he joined the Siemens Molecular Imaging and Biomarker Research (MIBR) at Culver City as a Senior Scientist. In 2008, Dr. Li became a faculty in USC.

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 Research Interest :

Dr. Li′s research interests focus on the development of novel tracers (peptides, proteins, growth factors, antibodies, and antibody fragments-based) for near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence, MRI, SPECT, and PET imaging of small animal tumor xenografts and, potentially, of cancer patients. Another area of Dr. Li′s research is in novel radio-labeling method development and nanomedicine.

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Ratmir Derda

Ratmir Derda
Department of Chemistry
University of Alberta   
Canada

Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta
 Biography :

Ratmir Derda is an Assistant Professor in Chemistry at the University of Alberta; he is a member of Alberta Glycomics Centre and SENTINEL Bioactive paper network. Ratmir received his B.Sci. in Physics and Biophysics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2001 and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008, under the supervision of Laura L. Kiessling. From 2008 to 2011, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University working under the supervision of George M. Whitesides at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Donald E. Ingber, at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. His notable awards include Canadian Rising Star in Global Health award from Grand Challenges Canada (2011), National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Award in Synthetic Biology (2010), ACS Excellence in Graduate Polymer Science Research (2007) and Gold Medal at the XXIX International Chemistry Olympiad (1997).
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Fundamental research with translational efforts
Self-organization and Signal amplification

 

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Li Cai

Li Cai
Department of Chemistry
University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
USA

University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
 Biography :

Dr. Li Cai is from the Ohio State University, Dr. Peng George Wang′s research associate. Presently he is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at University of South Carolina Salkehatchie. He got his Ph.D. in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry from the Ohio State University and his M.S. and B.S. from Peking University in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Organic, bioorganic and medicinal chemistry
Carbohydrate and Nucleic Acid Chemistry
 

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Rongsheng Ross Wang

Rongsheng Ross Wang
Research scientist
Mediomics, LLC
USA
Tel. 314-341 0544

Research scientist, Mediomics, LLC
 Biography :

Rongsheng Wang received his B.Sc from Nanjing University, P. R. China, in 2005. He then obtained his Ph.D. in bioorganic chemistry in 2010, from the department of chemistry, Washington University, USA, where he worked with Professor John-Stephen Taylor and Professor Clayton Hunt to develop inhibitors of heat shock protein 70s for cancer therapy. He did extensive studies on derivatives of natural product quercetin and tried to elucidate its inhibition mechanisms by developing the biotin-tagged quercetin for proteomic studies. To suppress the promoter activity of heat shock protein, he also studied the distamycin-based polyamide approach. He recently joined Mediomics as a scientist, where he is mainly enrolled in development of biosensors, imaging probes as well as innovative methods for selecting aptamers.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Medicinal chemistry
Bioorganic chemistry
Nucleic acid chemistry
Peptide/protein bioconjugation
Enzyme mechanisms
Chemical biology

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Jiantao Guo

Jiantao Guo
Department of Chemistry
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
USA
Tel. 402-472-3525
 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
 Biography :

Dr. Jiantao Guo earned both of his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemistry from Nankai University. He did doctoral work in bioorganic chemistry in the lab of Prof. John W. Frost at the Michigan State University. After his postdoctoral studies with Prof. Peter Schultz at the Scripps Research Institute, he joined the faculty of chemistry at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Reflecting broad interests at the interface of chemistry and biology, his research focuses on the study, modulation, engineering, and synthesis of a range of biologically important molecules including proteins, natural products, and artificial molecules. He is particularly interested in the elucidation of molecular mechanisms that are used by living organisms to achieve essential chemical transformations. 
Specific areas being explored include:
Protein posttranslational modification;
Natural product biosynthesis;
Small-molecule modulators of protein-protein interaction; and
Chemo-biocatalytic syntheses.

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Chao Jiang

Chao Jiang
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
USA
Tel. 585-489-5378

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 Biography :

Dr. Chao Jiang received his BS and MS in chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China in 2004. He obtained his PhD in organic chemistry from University of Rochester in 2009 with Prof. Alison J. Frontier. His Ph.D. research involved the methodology development towards stereoselective pyrrolidine synthesis using heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation and total synthesis of Tetrapetalone A. Then he moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked as a postdoctoral research associate in Prof. M. Christina White′s group since then. His projects involve the collaboration with Pfizer Inc. and focus on the application of C-H activation/oxidation methods to medicinal interesting targets which would allow high-speed synthesis for drug discovery and screening. The goal is to solve the difficulty in applying the C-H oxidation chemistry in N-containing compounds such as peptides, alkaloids, heterocycles.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research interests focus on synthetic methodology development, total synthesis of natural product, heterocyclic and peptide chemistry,  heterogeneous catalysis, metal-catalyzed reactions, C-H activation/oxidation.
 

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Wenshe R Liu

Wenshe R Liu
Texas A&M University
USA

Texas A&M University
 Biography :

Wenshe R. Liu did his undergraduate study at Peking University and graduate work with Dr. Michael D. Toney at University of California-Davis, where he was trained in protein crystallography and enzymology. After receiving Ph.D. in 2005, he spent two years in Dr. Peter. G. Schultz’s group at the Scripps Research Institute as a postdoctoral researcher working on the genetic incorporation of unnatural amino acids into bacterial and mammalian cells. In 2007, he started his independent research group at Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research interest is to design methods for the genetic incorporation of noncanonical amino acids into proteins in living cells and apply these methods in three major directions: deciphering functions of protein posttranslational modifications, small molecule sensing, and expanding chemical diversities of phage display libraries.
 

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Han Zuilhof

Han Zuilhof
Chair of Organic Chemistry
Wageningen University
Netherlands
 

Wageningen University
 Biography :

Han Zuilhof is Chair of Organic Chemistry at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and is an expert on Organic Surface Chemistry.  His research concentrates on making new bio-active molecules and novel methodologies for the covalent attachment of such bio-active molecules to surfaces, the characterization of thus modified surfaces by a variety of surface-sensitive techniques, and the application thereof towards specifically biologically relevant topics.  With a background in originally physical organic chemistry, his current research group (typically 35+ FTE) focuses on fundamental and applicable topics in organic surface chemistry and a range of biological sciences, including a range of improved diagnostics techniques.  He has published > 150 peer-reviewed papers, 8 patents, and is co-founder of a company that focuses on application and valorization of surface functionalization, SurfiX.

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Ryan Chiechi

Ryan Chiechi
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
University of Groningen
Netherlands
Tel. 31-0-50-3637664
Fax 31-0-50-3638751
 

Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen
 Biography :
Biography
 Research Interest :

Organic materials, Organic photovoltaics, and Self-assembled monolayers.

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Fu Sen Liang

Fu-Sen Liang
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
University of New Mexico
USA
Tel. 505-277-1703

University of New Mexico
 Biography :

Dr. Liang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the University of New Mexico. He obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry from National Taiwan University and M.S. in Organic Chemistry from National Chiao-Tung University under the supervision of Dr. Tse-Lok Ho. He got his Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry from the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, in Dr. Chi-Huey Wong’s group and did a postdoctoral research in Dr. Gerald Crabtree’s lab at Stanford Medical School before he joined the faculty of the University of New Mexico in 2012.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Liang’s research interests involve applying the concepts of controlling proximity to develop novel interdisciplinary tools for miRNA regulation, protein engineering and synaptic remodeling.

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Shivaputra Appanna Patil

Shivaputra Appanna Patil
Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of Tennessee
USA
Tel. (901) 448-7837

The University of Tennessee
 Biography :

Dr. Shivaputra Patil is a Research Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis (2010 to present). He received the Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from Karnatak University, Dharwad (India). He was recipient of senior research fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. He worked on NIH funded grants for his post doctoral research at City college of CUNY, New York and UTHSC, Memphis. He also worked as Adjunct faculty at University of Memphis, Memphis (2006-2007). He is a member of American Chemical Society (ACS) since 2002. He is broadly interested in developing anticancer agents through his research.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Design and Synthesis of novel anti-cancer agents for various cancers including glioma (brain cancer). His research also involves in finding the new inhibitors for HIV1 Integrase enzyme which plays essential role in the life cycle of the HIV. He is interested in identifying the new activators of large conductance calcium activated (BKCa) channel for treating hypertension. His other research includes the discovery of novel selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) for anabolic therapies.

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Tanay Kesharwani

Tanay Kesharwani
Department of Chemistry
Bard College
USA
Tel. 845-417-8016

Department of Chemistry, Bard College
 Biography :

He is currently a visiting assistant professor (organic chemistry) at Bard College, Annadale on Hudson, NY. He completed my BS/MS integrated in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India in the year 2002. He joined Iowa State University to pursue a doctoral degree in organic chemistry under the guidance of Professor Richard C. Larock. During his Ph.D. he worked on palladium migration, electrophilic cyclization for the synthesis of heterocylic compounds and cationic poylmerization. Thereafter, he joined NewLink Genetics as a post-doctoral fellow where he worked on development and synthesis of small-molecule inhibitors for tryptophan catabolizing enzyme, indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and its structure and activity relationship (SAR). IDO inhibitors may offer a drug-based strategy to more effectively attack systemic cancer. His keen interest in academia motivated him to join Northwestern University in the upcoming area of the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks and porous organic frameworks for hydrogen storage, heterogeneous catalysis and heavy metal separation.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Development of new synthetic methods and their application toward the synthesis of novel materials and small molecules of biological interest, methodology development, heterocyclic chemistry. Medicinal chemistry, polymer chemistry, design and synthesis of porous organic polymers (POPs) and metal organic frameworks (MOFs).


 

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Anton V Dolzhenko

Anton V Dolzhenko
School of Pharmacy
Curtin University
Australia
Tel. +61-8 9266 3747

School of Pharmacy, Curtin University
 Biography :

Anton V. Dolzhenko received his degree in Pharmacy (First Honours with Distinction) in 2000 and then Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry in 2004, both from the Perm State Pharmaceutical Academy (Russia). After working at the Pharmacy Department of the National University of Singapore for 6 years, in 2010 he joined the School of Pharmacy, Curtin University (Australia) as Lecturer and then was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011. His current research interests include synthetic and structural aspects of chemistry of nitrogen heterocycles. He has been actively working on the development of new synthetic methods for the preparation of potentially bioactive compounds.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Medicinal chemistry
Heterocyclic chemistry
Organic synthesis
Green chemistry
Microwave-assisted organic synthesis
Structural and physical organic chemistry
 

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Yang-hsin Shih

Yang-hsin Shih
Associate Professor
Department of Agriculture Chemistry
National Taiwan University
Taiwan

Department of Agriculture Chemistry, National Taiwan University
 Biography :

Dr. Yang-hsin Shih is an Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Chemistry of National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan. Dr. Shih received his B.S. degree in agricultural chemistry from NTU, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering from NTU. He conducted a visiting PhD student study in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences of National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan) since 2004. He visited MIT as a visiting Assistant Professor in 2007. He has been a NTU faculty since 2010. He also visited the Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, ETH Zürich, Swiss as a visiting Professor in 2013.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Shih's research and teaching interests are in the area of environmental organic chemistry, environmental nanotechnology, environmental microbiology, soil remediation, transformation kinetics and mechanisms of organic contaminant, and innovative water/wastewater treatment technology.

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Vladimir Ya LEE

Vladimir Ya LEE
Department of Chemistry
University of Tsukuba
Japan
Tel. 81-29-853-4523
Fax 81-29-853-6503

Department of Chemistry, University of Tsukuba
 Biography :

Vladimir Ya. Lee was born in Russian Federation. He received MSc degree in chemistry from the Far–Eastern State University (Vladivostok) in 1982 and PhD degree in organic chemistry from the Institute of Organic Chemistry Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Moscow) in 1987. After a couple of post-doctoral stays at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Seoul, Korea) in 1996 and at the Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) in 1997, he is working at the University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba, Japan), where he is currently holding an assistant professor/lecturer position. He has been visiting professor at the several universities in Germany, France and Japan. He has authored and co-authored over 100 papers in the peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters, and a monograph “Organometallic Compounds of Low-Coordinate Si, Ge, Sn and Pb: From Phantom Species to Stable Compounds” published by Wiley in 2010.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Low-coordinate derivatives of the main group elements: carbene analogues, cations, free radicals, anions, multiply bonded derivatives, highly strained small rings, as well as their transition metal complexes.

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Sharif Hussein Sharif Zein

Sharif Hussein Sharif Zein
Associate Professor
School of Chemical Engineering
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia
Tel. 00-604 5996442
Fax 00-604 5941013

School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia
 Biography :

Dr. Hussein holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia.  Dr. Hussein has strong experience in the synthesis, surface modification, and characterisation of carbon nanotubes. He is a principal investigator of many research projects. He has managed to publish over 110 scientific articles, two book chapters, two patents and given talks in invited seminars. Dr. Hussein has received more than 50 national and international awards. In 2005, Dr. Hussein was awarded a Gold Medal for the project “Production of Carbon Nanotubes and Hydrogen” at the 33rd International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products held in Geneva, Switzerland.  In the same exhibition, he received a special prize in the field of carbon nanotubes from The Technical Culture-Croatia. For his current research interest, Dr. Hussein was awarded a Gold Medal and “The World Invention Award” for the project entitled “Development of New Synthetic Composite for Injectable Bone Replacement Material” at the British Inventors Society/ The 9th British Invention Show/ 13 – 16th October 2009 in Alexandra Palace, London. Recently, Dr. Hussein was also awarded a Gold Medal for the project entitled “Synthesis of Novel 3D Scaffold for Human Skin Cells Cultivation: An Advance in Skin Trade” at the British Inventors Society/ The 11th British Invention Show/ 19 – 22nd October 2011 in Old Spitalfields Market E1. Dr. Hussein has established a vivid international research group that now focuses on injectable bone replacement materials. Currently, he is an editor for 10 international journals and nominated as Guest Editor for two international journals. He is also grant assessor and reviews articles for 24 different journals.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Bone replacement materials especially calcium phosphate cements with nanomaterials.
 

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Shuli You

Shuli You
Professor of Chemistry
State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
Tel. +86 21 54925085
Fax +86 21 54925087

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 Biography :

Professor Shuli You was born in Henan, China (1975), and received his BSc in chemistry from Nankai University (1996). He obtained his PhD from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in 2001 (Advisor: Prof. Lixin Dai) before doing postdoctoral studies with Prof. Jeffery W. Kelly at the Scripps Research Institute. From 2004, he worked at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation as a Principal Investigator before returning to SIOC in 2006. Prof You has published over 90 papers. Prof. You is the recipient of CAPA Distinguished Faculty Award (2008), the CCS Young Chemist Award (2008), Thieme Chemistry Journals Award (2010), The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2010), The Third CCS-RSC Young Chemist Award (2011), and AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2011). Prof You’s research interests mainly focus on enantioselective direct C-H bond functionalization and catalytic asymmetric dearomatization reaction.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Prof. You’s research interests mainly focus on enantioselective direct C-H bond functionalization and catalytic asymmetric dearomatization reaction.

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Li Wen Xu

Li-Wen Xu
Professor
Chemistry and Material Technology of
Ministry of Education
Normal University
P. R. China

Ministry of Education, Normal University
 Biography :

Li-Wen Xu was born in 1976. After his undergraduate studies at Anhui Normal University, he received his PhD degree in Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2004. From 2003 to 2009, he worked at Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics (CAS) and Hangzhou Normal University as associated professor. He spent one year (2005-2006) as a postdoctoral fellow at the Université du Maine and CNRS. From 2007 to 2009, He was a research fellow at National University of Singapore, and was a JSPS fellow at The University of Tokyo. Now he is full professor at Key Laboratory of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology of MOE, Hangzhou Normal University.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His current scientific interests are focused on chiral synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, green chemistry, and organosilicon chemistry. He contributed to nearly 100 scientific publications with a total H-index = 25.

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Jian-Wei Han

Jian-Wei Han
Associate Professor
Shanghai–Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 Biography :

Jianwei Han received his Master Degree at East China University of Science and Technology under the mentorship of Professors Limin Wang and He Tian in 2005, and then received his PhD under the supervision of Professor Dieter Enders at RWTH, Aachen in 2008. After postdoctoral research at Kyoto University with Professor Keiji Maruoka, he returned to Shanghai, China. In 2011, he moved to SIOC, Chinese Academy of Sciences as an associate professor. His research interests are design novel catalysts in asymmetric transformations, exploration new reactivity of organic molecules and the synthesis of functional materials.

Biography
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His research interests are design novel catalysts in asymmetric transformations, exploration new reactivity of organic molecules and the synthesis of functional materials.

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Chunyang Cao

Chunyang Cao
Professor
State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
China
Tel. 86-21-54925491

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
 Biography :

Chunyang Cao got his Ph.D. degree in Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in summer of 2001. In Sept. 2001, he began to work in prof. James Stivers’ Lab in Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a postdoc fellow. In Oct, 2005, he moved to Prof. Roland Riek’s lab, working as a research associate. He started to setup his own lab in Sept, 2006. By using NMR, X-ray and other biochemical or chemical assays, he focuses his researches on the structural mechanism of how non-neuron gene expression is activated or repressed, of how DNA backbone P-O was replaced as P-S, and of other unique epigenetic questions related to cancers generation.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Health and diseases directed chemical biology and structure biology by NMR, X-ray and other assays

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AS Hamad Elgazwy

AS Hamad Elgazwy
Professor
Ain Shams University
Egypt
Tel. 202-4831-836
Fax 202-4831-836

Ain Shams University
 Biography :

Abdel-Sattar S. Hamad Elgazwy was born in Beni suief, Egypt in 1962, He received his B.Sc. (with a class of Honors Degree) in Natural Sciences and M.Sc on “Butenolides stereochemical control using sulfur rearrangements” from Ain Shams University and he joined Thomas R. Hoye’s research group at Minnesota University, Minneapolis, USA for his Ph.D 1997 on “Asymmetric Synthesis using Palladium (0) complexes”. He was appointed as Assistant Professor at Ain Shams University 1997. He then took up a postdoctoral position in 1999 on “Natural Product Synthesis” with Professor Dieter Schinzer, at Otto-von-Guerick Magdeburg University, Germany and in 2000 with Prof. Dr. Oliver Reesier on Synthesis of Asymmetric Catalysis” at Regensburg University, Germany. He was a fellow of Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology for the synthesis of multi nitrogen heterocyclic compounds anti HIV” at University of Minho, Braga, Portugal 2001. He spent over two years with Professor Jose Vicente’s research group working on “Oxidative Addition Reactions use Palladium complexes” at the University of Murcia, Spain 2001-2003 and became Associate Professor in 2003 at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
 

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Research in the A. S. Hamad Elgazwy Group focuses on the development metal-mediated reactions with applications in organic synthesis. We are also developing single-molecule techniques to image catalytic reactions at individual transition metal centers. These single-molecule techniques are part of a big-picture, ground-breaking project to change the way chemists think about studying chemical reaction mechanisms: by actually watching reactions live, one molecule at a time. Ultimately, we are interested in learning about the reactivity of transition metals such that those lessons can be applied broadly to the development of new methods. These studies provide an excellent platform for testing mechanistic hypotheses and for building new fundamental understanding of metal-based reactivity. Organic and Organometallic Syntheses included Stereoselective, Aldol reactions, Michael addition and Asymmetric Catalysis were shown emphases now days. Our research group interested extended to Organometallic (Li, Sn, Si, Cr, Ni, Eu and Pd) & Cross Coupling & Oxidative Addition Reactions to apply for the synthesis of the highly sophisticated organic molecules having biological importance such as (anti-inflammatory & cytotoxic activity). Author of 73 research papers and 11 international patents.

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Rafat Milad Mohareb

Rafat Milad Mohareb
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Cairo University
Egypt
Tel. 202-7626269

Department of Chemistry, Cairo University
 Biography :

Rafat M Mohareb is Head of Organic Chemistry department Faculty of Pharmacy Modern Sciences and Arts University Professor of Organic Chemistry at Department of Chemistry faculty of Science Giza, Egypt. He got his Ph D Organic Chemistry on 1984 Cairo university Full professor of Organic chemistry 1994 Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley University State of California USA from 1999- 2002 Visiting Professor At Kuwait University 19951996. He was Humboldt fellows in Germany in 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2009. He received the price of encouragement of research work from Egypt 1995. He published more than 108 Scientific publications in International journals. He Supervised more than 5 PhD M Sc Theses.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Synthesis of new heterocyclic compounds with different pharmaceutical uses. Heterocyclizations of some Human Hormones followed by application of the synthesized compounds in Medicinal chemistry.Synthesis new dyes and their applications towards different fabrics.Recently his research focused on synthesizing antitumor agents.

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F Nawaz Khan

F Nawaz Khan
Professor
Division of Organic Chemistry 
School of Advanced Sciences
VIT University
India
Tel. 0416- 2202334

School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University
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Xiaofeng Yang

Xiaofeng Yang
Associate professor
Department of Chemistry & Materials Science Analytical Division
Northwest University
Xi’an, P. R. China

Northwest University
 Biography :

Dr. Xiaofeng Yang received his PhD in chemistry in 2002 from Xiamen University, working under the supervision of Prof. Xiangqun Guo. He spent the following two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of professor Hua Li in Analytical Sciences, Northwest University and then joined the faculty at Northwest University as an associate professor in 2004. He was a visiting professor at Portland State University in the lab of professor Robert M. Strongin from 2010 to 2011. His current research interest is mainly concentrated on organic chemistry with biomedical and related materials applications, new chromophore materials and probe design and chemosensing.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Organic chemistry with biomedical and related materials applications. New chromophore materials. Probe design and chemosensing

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Haoyang Wang

Haoyang Wang
Shanghai Mass Spectrometry Center
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
P. R. China
Tel. +86-21-54925307
Fax +86-21-54925314

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
 Biography :

Haoyang Wang received Ph.D. degree in 2006, June at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) and get his associate professor position in SIOC. Early in his career, he established a static headspace/SPME (solid phase micro-extraction) GC-ion trap MS and even chemical ionization method for profiling volatiles. Later He complete his doctoral dissertation in mass spectrometric group of Prof. Yin-Long Guo in SIOC about studying of the gas phase reactions of 2-pyrimidinyloxy-N-arylbenzyl-amine herbicides by FT-ICR (Fourier transformation ion cyclotron resonance)-MS. In 2006 July, He joined research group of Prof. Jürgen O. Metzger at University Oldenburg in Germany to study the mechanism of Ru-catalyzed olefin metathesis reactions by mass spectrometry. Now, his interests involve studying organic chemistry and analytical chemistry by modern mass spectrometry, which applied the mass spectrometric skills and strategies to provides practical solution to analysis target organic molecule in complex samples concerning pharmaceutical and analytical problems and to study the mechanisms of organic transformation processes in solution or in gas phase.

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Now, his interests involve studying organic chemistry and analytical chemistry by modern mass spectrometry, which applied the mass spectrometric skills and strategies to provides practical solution to analysis target organic molecule in complex samples concerning pharmaceutical and analytical problems and to study the mechanisms of organic transformation processes in solution or in gas phase.

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Rakeshwar Bandichhor

Rakeshwar Bandichhor
Associate Director, API, R&D
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
India

Dr. Reddys Laboratories
 Biography :

Dr. Rakeshwar has more than 80 papers including patents and book chapters published/accepted in various International Journals. Notably, in the area of Organic Chemistry, Dr. Rakeshwar has coauthored a chapter in the book entitled “Green Chemistry in Pharmaceutical industry”.
He has won the various awards in his career e.g. Chairman Excellence Award in the category of individual functional excellence, Best Cost Leadership Award  for the development of Lopinavir, Ritonavir & their components and Anveshan Award at Dr. Reddy’s. As a part of organizational building efforts, he also supervises master’s & Ph.D. students in their dissertations. He has been invited in several conferences e.g. IIT-Mumbai, IGCW-2009, BIT-Ranchi, BITS Pilani, 9th Heterocyclic Conference, University of Florida, JNTU-Hyderabad, ISCB-2011, Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation, Hyderabad etc. to deliver  lectures. He is also currently acting as an Associate  Editor of GERF Bulletin of Bioscience.   
Recently, he has become a member National Advisory Board of Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Chemistry

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Edmond Dik Lung

Edmond Dik-Lung
Department of Chemistry
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong
Tel. 852-9251 0870
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Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University
 Biography :

Dr. Dik-Lung Ma was born 1976 in Hong Kong and graduated from University of Hong Kong with a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1999. He completed his Ph.D. in 2004 at the same university under the supervision of Prof. Chi-Ming Che. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Prof. Kwok-Yin Wong’s group in the years of 2005-2008. He also served as a visiting scientist under the guidance of Prof. Ruben Abagyan at Scripps Research Institute during his postdoctoral appointment. Dr. Ma was appointed Research Assistant Professor at Prof. Che’s group during the years of 2008-2010. He was also appointed Honorary Assistant Professor at University of Hong Kong in 2009. Since 2010, he has been the Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University.

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 Research Interest :

Dr. Ma has a board research interests in computer assisted drug discovery and design. His researches are centered on computational structural biology, computer assisted natural product drug discovery, and structural-based drug design and chemical modification of lead compounds.

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Bapurao B Shingate

Bapurao B Shingate
Department of Chemistry
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
India
Tel. 91-240-2403311-13
Fax 91-240-24033113

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
 Biography :

Bapurao B. Shingate was born in Salagara (Divati), Osmanabad District of Maharashtra State, India, in 1975. He obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc. degrees from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad (MS), India. He did his Ph.D degree from University of Pune, Pune (MS) under the supervision of Dr. Braja G. Hazra at Division of Organic Chemistry, National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR), Pune. His Ph.D work focused on the stereoselective synthesis of steroidal unnatural C(20R) aldehydes by ionic hydrogenation and their elaboration to naturally occurring 20-epi cholanic acid derivatives. In addition to this, stereoselective syntheses and ionic hydrogenation of steroidal C-20 tertiary alcohols with aliphatic, vinylic, aromatic, 5- and 6-membered heterocyclic side chains and also he has synthesized various oxygenated lanosterol derivatives. His current research interests include asymmetric synthesis, total synthesis of natural products, multi-component reactions, heterocyclic synthesis and green chemistry. In 2008, joined as an Assistant Professor at Department of Chemistry, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. He has published about 80 research articles in the journals of international repute and written 1 chapter of a book.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Total Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural  Products
Design and synthesis of bioactive heterocyclic compounds
Design and synthesis of drug analogues
Development of new synthetic methodologies
 

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Sameh AS Alariqi

Sameh AS Alariqi
Departments of Chemistry and Geology
University of Taiz
Yemen
Tel. 0096-777726927
Fax 0096-4-221623

Departments of Chemistry and Geology, University of Taiz
 Biography :

Sameh A. S. Alariqi Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of  Applied Science, Taiz University, Taiz, Yemen. He received his Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering in March 2006, from the Division of Polymer Science and Engineering; National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) New Delhi, India. His thesis was based on Durability of Radiation-Sterilized Biomedical Polyolefins: Stabilization of Ethylene-Polypropylene Copolymer to Gamma Initiated Oxidation. His research experience is in the fields of Degradation and Stabilization of Polymers, Biodegradable Polymers, synthesis of stabilizers, stabilizers interaction and synergism mechanism, Radiochemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Food Safety. Several researches were published dealing with Degradation and Stabilization of Biomedical Plastics and Packaging material using food approved stabilizers against γ-sterilization published in several journals and 2 books dealing with these topics. He was awarded the Prize of Yemen President for Scientific Research 2010 in the Field of Environmental Science and Pollution Control.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Degradation (Gamma Radiation /UV –Degradation, Thermal Degradation, Biodegradation), and Stabilization of Polymers, Synthesis of Stabilizers, Stabilizers Interaction and Synergism Mechanism.
Pollution Control and Industrial Waste Treatments; Pollution Monitoring and Techniques

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Satoru Matsukawa

Satoru Matsukawa
Department of Science Education
Ibaraki University
2-1-1 Bunkyo, Mito
Ibaraki, 310-8512
Japan
Tel: +81-29-228-8234

Department of Science Education, Ibaraki University
 Biography :

Satoru Matsukawa is currently an associate professor of chemistry at Ibaraki University. He received his BS from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1992 and a Ph.D from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1997 under the direction of Professor Koichi Mikami. He joined Chiba University as an assistant professor in 1997. In 2001, he moved to Ibaraki University as an associate professor.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Organocatalysis, Organophosphorous chemistry, Organolanthanide chemistry, and Green chemistry.

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Anna Waszkielewicz

Anna Waszkielewicz
Assistant Professor
JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Poland
Tel. No: +48-663-883-330

JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL COLLEGE
 Biography :

Dr. Anna Waszkielewicz is an assistant professor, and a doctor of pharmaceutical sciences with specialty in medicinal chemistry. She graduated from pharmaceutical studies in 2003 and she started doctoral studies under supervision of prof. Henryk Marona, DSc at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland, in the field of synthesis of novel compounds. She coordinated 1.2 mln EUR grant from European Regional Development Fund for development of new CNS drugs. She is a co-author of 18 scientific publications within the field of medicinal chemistry with overall Impact Factor 25.204 as well as she wrote 3 patent applications for new drugs and their use in treatment. She has been granted patents for new compounds for treatment of neurological diseases in the US, EPO, Russia, and Poland. Since 2011 she has been the coordinator of cooperation between National Cancer Institute and Jagiellonian University Medical College in discovery of anticancer drug candidates.

Biography
 Research Interest :

drug design, structure-activity relationship, biochemistry, bioorganic compounds. Currently, she also design and synthesize analgesic, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anticancer, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, and cardiovascular compounds.

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Hidefumi Makabe

Hidefumi Makabe
Professor
Graduate School of Agriculture
Shinshu University
Japan

Graduate School of Agriculture, Shinshu University
 Biography :

Hidefumi Makabe is Professor of Graduate School of Agriculture at Shinshu University. He received his BA degree 1992; MS 1994 and PhD 1997 degrees with Takayuki Oritani at Tohoku University. After a two year JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad with Ei-ichi Negishi at Purdue University he joined Faculty of Agriculture at Shinshu University in 1999 as an assistant professor. In 2001, he was promoted to associate professor of Graduate School of Agriculture at Shinshu University. In 2012, he was promoted to full professor. He received “The Japan Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry Society Award for the Encouragement of Young Scientists” in 2006. He has authored or coauthored over 70 scientific papers.

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 Research Interest :

His research interests are total synthesis of biologically active natural compounds and development of useful synthetic reactions

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Xiaochen Dong

Xiaochen Dong
Professor
Institute of Advanced Materials
Nanjing Tech University
China
Tel: 025 83587981

Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University
 Biography :

Dr. Xiaochen Dong received his Ph. D. from Zhejiang University in 2007. He did his postdoctoral research at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore from 2007 to 2012. Currently, he is a professor at Nanjing Tech Univeristy. In 2013, he obtainted the supporting of Education Ministry\s New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Plan. His research interest is mainly focus on nanoelectronic biosensor and biophotonics.

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His research interest is mainly focus on nanoelectronic biosensor and biophotonics.

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Jian Zhou

Jian Zhou
Professor
Department of Chemistry
East China Normal University
China
Tel: +86-21-6223-4560
 

Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University
 Biography :

Dr. Jian Zhou obtained his PhD degree in 2004 from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), under the guidance of Prof. Yong Tang. After working as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Shū Kobayashi at the University of Tokyo and with Professor Benjamin List at Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, he joined Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes at East China Normal University as a Professor from the end of 2008. Professor Zhou’s research interests mainly focus on the catalytic asymmetric economical construction of tetrasubstituted stereogenic centers through the development of new chiral catalysts, new reactions and new synthetic strategies. He has received the “Thieme Chemistry Journal Award 2011”. He is now the member of Advisory Board of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.

Biography
 Research Interest :

The catalytic asymmetric construction of tetrasubstituted stereogenic carbon centers,the development of waste-mediated tandem reactions,the development of new enantioselective catalysts

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Manoj B. Gawande

Manoj B. Gawande
Senior Researcher
Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Chemistry
Palacky University,
Czech Republic

Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Chemistry Palacky University
 Biography :

Dr. Manoj B. Gawande received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 2008 from the Department of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, (Formerly UDCT) Matunga, Mumbai, India, under the supervision of Prof. R.V. Jayaram. He has investigated various mixed metal oxides and organic reagents and its applications in organic synthesis. During his research tenure, he has been awarded several prestigious fellowships; Senior Research fellowship (SRF) from CSIR, New Delhi India, Brain Korea-21 (BK-21) Research fellowship from Ministry of Science, South Korea and FCT Research fellowship from MCTES, Lisbon, Portugal. After several research stays in Germany, South Korea and Portugal, he recently worked as a Visiting Professor at CBC-SPMS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Presently he is working as a Senior Researcher at Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. His research interests greener organic reactions, synthesis of nanomaterials and their applications in organic reactions. He has published over 50 scientific publications, including reviews, patents and articles. Presently he is supervising some doctoral and postdoctoral students.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Greener Organic Reactions
Nanocatalysis and its applications in Organic Chemistry
Solid-supported Catalysis and Organocatalysts
Green Nano- Chemistry
Organic synthesis via Nano-catalysis

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Rafik Karaman

Rafik Karaman
Professor
College of Pharmacy
Al-Quds University
Palestine

College of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University
 Biography :

Professor Rafik Karaman is currently a Distinguished professor of pharmaceutical sciences, College of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine. He received his Ph.D. degree in bioorganic chemistry from the Hebrew University in 1987, his MS degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Hebrew University in 1983, and his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Hebrew University in 1981. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo and University of California at Santa Barbara for 5 years where he worked with Professor T.C.Bruice in the bioorganic chemistry field. Professor Karaman is broadly interested in the design and synthesis of prodrug systems to be used for the delivery of certain drugs that have poor water solubility or/and have low bioavailability as well as synthesis of prodrugs for masking the bitter taste of the corresponding parent drugs. The design will be executed using ab initio, DFT, semiempirical, molecular mechanics as well as molecular dynamics and conformational dynamics methods. The overarching goal of his research activities is to establish a method for obtaining prodrugs that their interconversion rates will be controlled or programmed by the linker nature attached to their parent drugs. Professor Karaman has more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters; 60 of them were published in the recent 6 years. He is currently an editor and an editorial board member of 10 international journals in the areas of pharmaceutical sciences.

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1. Design, synthesis, characterization and in vitro and in vivo kinetics of pro-prodrug systems to be used for the delivery for certain drugs that have poor water solubility or/and have low bioavailability using ab initio, DFT, semiempirical, molecular mechanics as well as molecular dynamics and conformational dynamics methods.

2. Design and synthesis of linkers to be used for masking bitter taste of drugs that contain a hydroxyl or amine groups (antimalarial, anti-hypertension, anti-bleeding, antibacterial and anticancer drugs, using DFT calculation methods.

3. Design and synthesis of bitter taste antagonists for inactivation of the bitter taste receptor 14.

4. Pharmaceuticals removal from wastewater using clay micelle complex, hollow fiber, spiral wounds, charcoal and other adsorbents.

5. Pharmaceuticals removal from wastewater using photodegradation methods such as light/TiO2.

6. Stability of Pharmaceuticals in wastewater and isolation and characterization of degradation products (metabolites).

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Maria GREABU

Maria GREABU
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Dental Medicine
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Romania

Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
 Biography :

Position: Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania; Member of University Council and Senate Scientific activity: More than 100 scientific articles published in national and international indexed journals; author and co-author of 25 books and book chapters in national and international publishing houses. Memberships: Member of: New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), International Association of Dental Research (IADR), Salivary Research Group of IADR, Society for Free Radical Research- European Region (SFRR-Europe), Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry(ABSTD), The Romanian Society of Clinical Laboratory, The Romanian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FEBS affiliated), The Balkan Medical Union, "Marcela Zamfirescu Gheorghiu" Foundation, The Foundation of Cell and Molecular Biology, Romanian Association of Dental Medicine

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Saliva as a diagnostic fluid; Salivary antioxidants; Oxidative stress and reactive oxigen species

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Andreana Assimopoulou

Andreana Assimopoulou
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering Department
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Greece

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
 Biography :

Andreana Assimopoulou is Assistant Professor of “Applied Organic Chemistry- Natural Products” at Chemical Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her Diploma of Chemical Engineer from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, MSc in “Management of Productive Systems” from the Industrial Management Division, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. After a two years post Doctoral Fellowship granted by the States Scholarships Foundation she was elected Lecturer of the Chemical Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is author of 45 scientific publications that have gained more than 1400 citations (h-factor 18). She has developed a lot of collaborations with industries, R&D companies, institutes, individual researchers and universities. Her research interests focus on Chemistry and Technological Exploitation of Natural Products and bioactive constituents, Discovery of active ingredients from natural products, Drug Delivery Systems, Instrumental Analysis, Pharmaceutical Technology.

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 Research Interest :

A.N. Assimopoulou’s research has been largely focused on three pillars: Chemistry, Biology and Technology of secondary metabolites, especially quinones and terpenes. She has great experience on chemistry (isolation, identification, purification, discovery of natural bioactive ingredients for medicines), technology (drug delivery systems, development of pharmaceutical formulations) and biology of naphthoquinones such as alkannins/shikonins and triterpenes and she possesses the know-how for the industrial production of medicines with these as active ingredients.

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Francisco Javier Prado Prado

Francisco Javier Prado Prado
Professor of Organic Chemistry
Biomedical Sciences Department
University of Quintana Roo
Mexico

Biomedical Sciences Department, University of Quintana Roo
 Biography :

Dr. Prado has worked as researcher since he had begun the PhD program in 2002 and still continues in this since he graduated in PhD on Pharmacy, 2007 until now. After graduation in PhD program, he has been working as post-doctoral fellow in academy at CINVESTAV, Mexico (1 year) and University of Porto, Portugal (1+ year). He finished successfully 3-year term post-doctoral research contract in bioinformatics at USC, Spain. At present, he is a Full Professor at University of Quintana Roo, Mexico. In the last 5 years he has worked strongly and achieved excellent results with impressive record of more than 45 publications; including 55+ papers in JCR journals, book chapters, editor of book and doctorate degree director. Some of the more relevant have been published in JCR journals of high impact such as: 4 papers in Journal of Proteome Research and 2 papers in Journal of Computational Chemistry.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Organic Chemistry and Bioinformatics

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Ricardo Ferraz

Ricardo Ferraz
School of Health Technology
Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Portugal
Tel. 351-9665-444-71

Polytechnic Institute of Porto
 Biography :

Ricardo Ferraz (1979) is a teacher at Escola Superior de Tecnologias de Saúde do Instituto Politécnico do Porto. He graduated in Chemistry in 2002 and received his Master degree in 2006 at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto. He has worked under the supervision of Paula Gomes devoted to the study of the stereochemistry of imidazolidin-4-one ring closure in primaquine derivatives.

He finished his PhD in Sustainable Chemistry at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa under the Supervision of Cristina Prudêncio, João Paulo Noronha and Zeljko Petrovski. His thesis is "Development of Novel Active Pharmaceutical Ionic Liquids and Salts Based on Antibiotics and Anti-fungal Drugs".


Biography
 Research Interest :

Peptide synthesis
Development of new drugs
Strutural analysis of organic molecules
Antibiotic resistance
Ionic Liquids

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Nagham Mahmood Aljamali

Nagham Mahmood Aljamali
Chemistry Department
Assistance professor
University of Kufa
Iraq

Uni versity of Kufa
 Biography :
Biography
 Research Interest :

organic chemistry, pharmaceutical chem, medical plants, analytical chem

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