Prominent Participants

Plenary Speakers

Ferid Murad (President)
(Nobel Laureate)

The Stanford VA Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Jean-Marie Lehn
(Nobel Laureate)

Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, Université de Strasbourg, France

Charles N. Serhan

Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Simon Gelman Professor of Anaesthesia (Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology) Harvard Medical School
& Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Dimitris Roukos

Professor of Surgery and Precision Cancer Genome Medicine Founding Director Centre for BioSystems and Genome Network Medicine Ioannina University, School of Medicine Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), Athens, Greece

Roger Kamm

Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering M.I.T., Depts. of Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering 77 Massachusetts Ave, NE47-321 Cambridge, MA 02139,

Rudolf Jaenisch

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research 455 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142-1479, USA


D.K. Lahiri

Department of Psychiatry and of Medical & Molecular Genetics, IADC, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Rakesh Kumar

Cancer Biology Program, Rajiv Gandhi Center of Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram 695014,

M.I. Choudhary

H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery & Therapy

GARTEL, Andrei L.

Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA

Bing Zhu

Principle Investigator Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology USA Mitchell Cancer Institute Mobile, AL 36695, USA
Hong Kong

Cardiovascular Drug Discovery & Therapy

Joseph F. Ndisang

PharmD, PhD, FICA, FCCS, FAHA Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Department of Physiology, 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon SK, S7N 5E5, Canada

Heni Rachmawati

Professor Pharmaceutics School of Pharmacy Bandung Institute of Technology Ganesha 10 Bandung 40132 Indonesia

Cancer Biomarkers

Antonio Scilimati

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Department of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Bari "A. Moro" Via E.Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari, Italy

Cancer Targeted Drug Delivery

George Chen

Director of Surgical Lab Principal Investigator, Cancer Centre Department of Surgery Faculty of Medicine The Chinese University of Hong Kong Prince of Wales Hospital Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

Richard Maximus Fleming

Director and Chair FHHI-OmnificImaging-Camelot. NV20171338825 El Segundo, CA, USA

Nataly Kravchenko-Balasha

Principal investigator, laboratory of biophysics and cancer research The Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical Campus POB 12272 Jerusalem 9112102 Israel

CNS Drug Discovery & Therapy

Xin Qi

Associate Professor Department of Physiology and Biophysics Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 2109 Adelbert Road, E516 Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA

Srdjan Vlajkovic

Associate Professor Department of Physiology The University of Auckland Private Bag 92019 Auckland,
New Zealand


Cukurova University Arts & Science Faculty Dept.of Chemistry 01330 Adana

Enabling Technologies

Hossein Tavana

Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering The University of Akron 302 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325, USA

Drug Metabolism

Ahmed M. Abdel-Megied

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kafrelshiekh University, EGYPT

Hot Topics in HIV Research

Yuntao Wu

National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases School of Systems Biology George Mason University Manassas, VA 20110, USA

Hot Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Alessandro Antonelli

Director: Immuno-Endocrine Section of Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Clinical Pathology Head, Laboratory of Primary Human Cells Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Honorary Editor, “Drugs” (IF=5.00). Via Savi, 10, I-56126, Pisa, Italy

Subroto Chatterjee

Johns Hopkins University, Sphingolipid Signaling Laboratory Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology Division 600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock 1385 Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

Mette Rosenkilde

University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Department of Biomedical Sciences Laboratory for Molecular Pharmacology Blegdamsvej 3B, room 18.5.22. Package delivery to Nørre Alle 14 DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark

Scott t. Handy

Professor of Chemistry Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN 37132,

Jeffrey Skolnick

Center for the Study of Systems Biology Georgia Institute of Technology School of Biological Sciences 950 Atlantic Drive, NW, Room 2151 Atlanta, GA 30332-2000, USA

Salvador Ventura

Protein Folding and Conformational Diseases Lab Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Parc de Recerca UAB, Mòdul B E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain

Hot Topics in Drug Targets

Hiroyuki Osada

Chemical Biology Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science,

Inflammation & Immunology

Raphael Stricker

Union Square Medical Associates 450 Sutter Street, Suite 1504 San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

Yang Jin

Associated Professor Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Boston University Medical Campus 72 E Concord St, R304 Boston, MA 02118, USA

Pio Conti

Professor of Immunology, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Chiti-Pescara, via dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti, Italy

Shweta Joshi

University of California San Diego, CA 92103, USA

In-silico Drug Design and in-silico screening

Teresa H. Sanders

Vanderbilt University Departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering 2220 Pierce Avenue, 412 PRB Nashville, TN 37232, USA

Innovative Drug Discovery and Nanotechnology

Teresa Pellegrino

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia via Morego 30, Genoa, 16163 Italy

Andrea Danani

Istituto Dalle Molle di studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA)
Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI)
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Galleria 2, CH-6928 Manno

Hot Topics in Natural Products

David G. I. Kingston

Department of Chemistry and the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA

Julio César Fernández

Travieso Clinical Trials Unit National Centre for Scientific Research Havana, Cuba

Ramasamy. Rajendran

PG & Research Department of Microbiology PSG College of Arts and Science Civil Aerodrome PO Coimbatore-641014, INDIA

Xiao-Ping WANG

Director,Department of Neurology Shanghai Tong-Ren Hospital Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Wujing Road 85#,Shanghai PR China 200080

Soobitha Subenthiran

Bioassay Unit Herbal Medicine Research Center Institute for Medical Research 50588 Kuala Lumpur

Medical Imaging

Gordana Vitaliano

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Brain Imaging Nanotechnology Group, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, MIC, Mailstop #204 115 Mill St. Belmont, MA 02478

Payel Sil

National Institutes of Health (NIH)| National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC,

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Carlos H. Serezani

Department of Medicinal Chemistry Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 161 21st Ave S # D3300, Nashville, TN 37232,

Ujjal Sarkar

AstraZeneca Oncology | IMED Biotech Unit 35 Gatehouse Drive, Waltham, MA 02451

Pharmaceutical Research & Development

Kuberan Balagurunathan

Department of Medicinal Chemistry College of Pharmacy University of Utah Salt Lake City UT 84112,

Peisheng Xu

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutics Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy, 715 Sumter Street, CLS609A Columbia, South Carolina 29208,

Hong-tao Xiao

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu,

Sabry M. Attia

Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology College of Pharmacy, King Saud University P.O.Box 2457, Riyadh 11451,
Saudi Arabia

Robert J. Shprintzen

President and Chairman of the Board The Virtual Center for Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome and Related Disorders 8138 Solomon Seal Lane Manlius, NY 13104,

Regenerative Medicine

Nurul Asma Abdullah

Senior Lecturer & Principal Investigator Bio-medicine Program School of Health Sciences University Sains Malaysia Health Campus 16150 Kubang Kerian Kelantan,

Structural Biology

Danica Zmejkoski

University of Belgrade Vinca Institute of Nuclear Science, Department of Materials Science, Belgrade,