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Ze-Zhi Wu
Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Chongqing University
China
Short biography

Ze-Zhi Wu, Ph.D and professor of Biomedical Engineering in College of Bioengineering, Chongqing University, P.R. China. Dr. Wu got his Bachelor's degree in medicine in 1985 and Master's degree in medicine in 1992 in West China University of Medical Sciences. In 2000, he got his Ph D in biomedical engineering in Chongqing University. In July 1992, he joined the College of Bioengineering, Chongqing University as a teaching assistant and assistant professor. He then became an associate professor (1997) and a full professor (2000) several years later. Dr. Wu has been interested in cell mechanics, cell biophysics, cell-based bioMEMS and cell-based assays. He had worked in Tohoku University, Japan, and The University of Georgia, USA, as guest professor and visiting professor. Dr. Wu's current research interests focused on interaction of cells, especially neural stem cells, with topographically patterned substrates or scaffolds, targeting neuronal cell-based assays and tissue engineering purposes.


M. Carafa
Associate Professor
Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies
Sapienza Universita di Roma
Italy
Short biography

Prof. M. Carafa is currently Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of Rome "Sapienza". She obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Rome "Sapienza", in 1992. She started her scientific carrier working in the field of pharmaceutical technology, regarding the development of prolonged/controlled drug delivery systems based on natural polysaccharides. In last years she focused her research on the preparation and the characterization of vesicular systems. Phospholipid and surfactant vesicles and pH-sensitive vesicles were studied as drug delivery systems for several pharmaceutical applications: topical, ophthalmic, diagnostic, pulmonary, oral, drug delivery in CNS disorders and cellular targeting. Recently she attended deep chemico-physical characterization of vesicular formulations as drug delivery systems and preparation of mixed systems polymer/vesicles for different pharmaceutical applications. She has published more than 60 journal articles and served as a peer reviewer for about 20 journals in the related field. She is the coauthor of 3 book chapter and 4 patents/patent applications. My research interests actually concern vesicular nanocarriers (lipid and surfactant vesicles, nanobubbles and emulsomes) for active substance delivery for therapeutical and diagnostical purposes.


James K. Gimzewski
Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of California
USA
Short biography

Dr. James K. Gimzewski is a professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles and member of the California NanoSystems Institute. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, he was a group leader at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, where he conducted research in nanoscale science and technology for more than 18 years. Dr. Gimzewski pioneered research on mechanical and electrical contacts with single atoms and molecules using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). His current research includes the nanomechanics of cells. Dr. Gimzewski is involved in numerous art-science collaborations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society. He has received honorary Doctorates (DSc hc & PhD hc) from the University of Aix II in Marseille, France, as well as a PhD hc Doctorate from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is Principal Investigator & satellite co-director of the WPI program, MANA, at the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan.


Giuseppe De Rosa
Associate professor
Department of Pharmacy
University of Naples Federico II
Italy
Short biography

Giuseppe De Rosa is currently associate professor at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II. He graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Napoli Federico II and completed in 2001 a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology. He is author of about 70 publications (H index of 21), different book chapters and editorials on international scientific journals. He is the scientific coordinator of different research projects, in collaboration with prestigious Italian and international research groups. He was Lead Guest Editor for Journal of Drug Delivery and co-Guest Editor for Journal of Amino Acids, while is member of the Editorial Board of different international scientific journals. Dr De Rosa received different awards, among them two awards by the Italian Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (AFI) in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Dr De Rosa is member of the Board of the CRS Italy Chapter and member of different scientific societies. Research interests includes trhe scientific activity is focused on drug delivery systems, and in particular, on liposomes and other lipid-based nanovectors for the systemic delivery of drugs, polymeric micropaticules for controlled release of drugs and innovative formulations for topical administration of drugs.


Huan-Tsung Chang
Professor
Department of Chemistry
National Taiwan University
Taiwan
Short biography

Professor Huan-Tsung Chang is currently a professor of National Taiwan University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He obtained his Ph. D from the Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University in 1994. He has been published more than 270 papers. His research interests include (1) Green synthesis of nanomaterials (NMs); (2) NMs based mass spectrometry; (3) Functional NMs for sensing and cell imaging; (4) Functional NMs as potential drugs and antibacterial agents; (5) NMs based fuel cells; (6) Quantum dots solar cells; and (7) Separation.


Luca Deseri
Professor
Department of Engineering and Solid Mechanics
University of Trento
Italy
Short biography

Luca Deseri is professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the University of Trento, Italy, and adjunct professor at the Civil and Env. Engineering and Mech. Eng. at Carnegie Mellon University. He has also been recently appointed as full affiliate member of the Dept. of Nanomedicine Research of the Houston Methodist Research Institute. Luca earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from the University of Pisa, while spending a year at Carnegie Mellon, where he subsequently did his post-doc. After spending a few years at the universities of Ferrara and Molise, he served as department head of Mechanical and Structural Engineering at the University of Trento. Luca just completed his term at the Italian directorate of Engineering Mechanics and three terms as the leader of the local IUTAM society of Mechanics of Materials. He is panel member of the SNP, Soc. Natural Phil. Luca's main research interests range from multiscale mathematics and multiphysics of structured media, including random and hierarchical composites, to viscoelasticity and applications to mechanobiology.


Bobby Kannan Mathan
Associate Professor
College of Science, Technology and Engineering
James Cook University
Australia
Short biography

Dr. Bobby Kannan Mathan is currently an associate professor at James Cook University (JCU), Australia. He received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India in 2005. He was awarded a Helmholtz-DAAD Postdoctoral fellowship to research on magnesium alloys at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Germany. He also worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at Monash University, Australia before joining JCU in 2009. He is the group leader of the Biomaterials and Engineering Materials (BEM) laboratory at JCU. His current research interests include biodegradable biomaterials, nanobio coatings and electrochemical engineering. He has written 7 book chapters and published over 65 papers in journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings.


Rajiv R. Mohan
Professor of Ophthalmology
School of Medicine
University of Missouri
USA
Short biography

Pro. Rajiv R. Mohan received his doctoral degree from Lucknow University, India. Currently he working as Professor of Ophthalmology school of Medicine, University of Missouri. He is member in International Council of Ophthalmology, USA World Ophthalmology Congress, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, International Society for Eye Research. Dr. Rajiv is an active editorial member in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology (International Advisory Board), Ophthalmology ISRN and also active reviewer in many journals. His research interests includes Corneal gene therapy, Corneal Nanomedicine, Corneal wound healing, Corneal scarring and angiogenesis, Refractive laser surgery (PRK, LASIK), Apoptosis, cytokines and growth factors and their receptors.


Vincenzo Guarino
Research Scientist
Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials
National Research Council of Italy
Italy

Short biography

Dr. Vincenzo Guarino is research scientist at National Research Council of Italy (IPCB-CNR) since 2006. He received his PhD in Biomaterials from the University of Naples Federico II (2005) from the University of Naples Federico II. He is expert of process technologies for scaffold design and electrohydrodynamic technologies (i.e, electrospinning, electrospraying, Electro Dynamic Atomization) to produce micro/nanofibres, particles and capsules for tissue engineering and drug delivery. He is scientific partner of International Islamic University of Malaysia for RAGS and of Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico for PAPIIT. He is scientific responsible of several post doc and ESR fellows and supervisor of PhD fellows and BSc/MSc students. He is author of over 70 international publications (H-Index 16 - ISI source), 9 chapters in International books, 1 patent and over 150 communications in international/national conferences. He is also Member of the European Society of Biomaterials (ESB), the American Nano Society and the Italian Society on Biomaterials (SIB) and reviewer of several international journals. He has been awarded as author/co-author in several international congresses on biomaterials and his publication has been cited and abstracted in the Highlights CNR 2008-09 - collection of best CNR works 2008-2009.


Deon Bezuidenhout
Associate Professor
Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Cape Town
South Africa
Short biography

Dr. Deon Bezuidenhout holds B.Sc. (Chemistry and Applied Mathematics), B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc and Ph.D. (Polymer Science) degrees from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. As Associate Professor in the Christiaan Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Cape Town, and Head of Biomaterials Sciences at the Division's Cardiovascular Research Unit, he has 20 years experience with the design, synthesis, modification, and processing of polymeric materials and bioprosthetic tissues for use in cardiovascular devices. He specializes in the development of biomaterial scaffolds and biomimetic matrices for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches to vascular grafts, replacement heart valves and the treatment of myocardial infarction. He is editorial board member of a number of journals in the field, has published 43 research papers and 8 book chapters, and holds 27 patents in the field of cardiovascular prostheses and devices.


Ennio Tasciotti
Co-Chair
Department of Nanomedicine
The Houston Methodist Research Institute
USA
Short biography

Ennio Tasciotti, carried his research in molecular imaging of angiogenesis and cancer development at the Center of Molecular Medicine and in cancer nanomedicine at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He laid the groundwork of two nanotechnology platforms: protein nanochips for the early detection of diseases, and nanoporous silicon particles for the targeted delivery of therapeutics. Dr. Tasciotti conceived and coordinated the research project: BioNanoScaffold for post-traumatic osteo-regeneration, and developed multifunctional biomaterials that provide immediate mechanical stabilization to bone fractures and promote bone tissue regeneration. In 2010, he joined the Department of Nanomedicine at The Houston Methodist Research Institute, he serves as Co-Chair of the Department of Nanomedicine, Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and Scientific Director of the Surgical Advanced Technology Lab.Dr. Tasciotti is an inventor on six U.S. patents, serves as reviewer for 30 scientific journals and is a frequent speaker at international meetings.


Si-Shen Feng
Professor
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Short biography

Dr Si-Shen Feng is a Professor in biomaterials and nanomedicine. He got his 6-year diploma from Peking University, Master of Engineering from Tsinghua University, China and PhD from Columbia University, USA. As of 1 Dec 2014, he has co-authored over 145 SCI articles of total 6,080 citations that resulted in 41.93 citations per article and h-Index 43. Currently he is an Associate Editor of Biomaterials (2013 IF 8.312) and Nanomedicine (2013 IF 5.824). He is involved in the editorial board of more than ten journals.His research interest includes 1) Molecular biomaterials, 2) nanomedicine for drug targeting. 3) nanomedicine for multimodality cancer therapy, 4) siRNA based nanomedicine, 6) nanoimmunotherapy, 7) nanomedicine for treatment of cancer stem cells, and 8) nanotheranostics, etc. Dr Feng currently is chair professor of The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China and adjunct professor honorary of National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.


Sias Grobler
Professor and Director
Oral and Dental Research Institute
University of the Western Cape
South Africa
Short biography

Prof Sias Grobler is an Extraordinary Professor at The Dental Research Institute, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He is a board member for 3 international journals. He has published more than 150 fully refereed articles. He obtained a DSc(chemistry, UOFS) and a PhD (dentistry, US). He acted as a referee for the following journals: The SA Dental Journal, The Journal of the Dental Association of South Africa, South African Journal of Science, South African Medical Journal, Archives of Oral Biology, Caries Research, Journal of Dental Research, AnalyticaChimicaActa, The African Academy of Sciences, European Journal of Oral Science, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, World Journal of Orthodontics, American Journal of Dentistry, Indian J of Medicine, J of Applied Oral Science, Biomedical Journal, Journal of Korean Academy of Conservative Dentistry.The Angle Orthodontist, Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology and the Open Nano-Science Journal. His research topics include:Cytotoxicity testsof various chitosan-hydrogels, dental material research (hardness, bond strength, SEM), biomaterial research, fluoride research, analytical aspects and tooth bleaching.


Jian Zhong
Associate professor
National Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology
China
Short biography

Dr. Jian Zhong is currently an associate professor at National Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology. He received his bachelor degree in Pharmaceutics from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in 2002 and his Ph.D. degree in Biomechanics and Medical Engineering from Peking University in 2007. Then he worked as a Postdoc (2007-2010) at University College Dublin, Ireland. He was also a Visiting Scholar (2007-2008) of Purdue University.His research interests include: translational medicine researches of orthopaedic materials, physical biology of biomacromolecules. His researches are supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (51203024), Shanghai Pujiang Talent Program (12PJ1430300), Shanghai Leading Talent Reserve (Minhang District Leading Talent) Program (2012), and National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program 2013AA032203, 2012AA030309).He is an executive guest editor of three special issues on "Nanotechnology for Drug Delivery" in Current Pharmaceutical Design (IF=3.288) and a guest editor of a special issue on "Application of Atomic Force Microscopy" in Current Nanoscience (IF=1.422). He has been invited to act as anonymous reviewers for Advanced Functional Materials, Langmuir, Current Organic Chemistry, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Recent Patentson Nanotechnology, and etc.


Bernhard A Schrefler
Professor
Department of Structural and Transportation Engineering
University of Padua
Italy

Short biography

Bernhard A. Schrefler holds a ME degree from the University of Padua and a PhD and DSc from the Swansea University, Wales. He is Secretary General of the International Center for Mechanical Sciences in Udine andSenior Affiliate Member of the Houston Methodist Research Institute, TX. For his research work Dr.Schrefler has been awarded the Maurice A. Biot Medal from ASCE, the Euler Medal from ECOMAS, the Computational Mechanics Award from IACM,the IACM Award and the Palmes Academiques in France. He has received honorary doctorates from the St. Petersburg State Technical University, the University of Technology of Lodz, the Leibniz University of Hannover, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Ecole Normale Superieure at Cachan, an honorary fellowship from the University of Wales Swansea and an honorary professorship from the Dalian University of Technology. Dr. Schrefler is a member of the National (Italian) Academy of Sciences.


Marco Agostini
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgical Sciences Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences
University of Padova
Italy
Short biography

Marco Agostini is currently appointed as a Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at the 1st Clinical Surgery, Dep. Surgical Sciences Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. He is Senior Affiliate Member of The Department of Nanomedicine. The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX and Nano Inspired Biomedicine, Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica (IRP)- Fondazione Citta della Speranza, Padova, IT. His research focuses on the study of genetic and molecular characterization of cancer with a concentration on the genetic pathway involved in the progression and outcome of colon cancer as well as drug delivery system modulation. In collaboration with researchers at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, he is developing nanotechnology applications to enhance proteomic profiling for cancer research. His aims are to improve cancer detection by identifying specific cancer biomarkers and the timing of their interrelated functional molecular contributions to cancer progression.


Faheem A. Sheikh
Professor
Environmental Engineering and Energy
Myongji University
South Korea
Short biography

Faheem A. Sheikh have obtained my BS in Microbiology and MS in Biotechnology degrees from Bhartia Vidhya Peeth Deemed University Pune and Barkatullah Vishwavidylaya Bhopal, India. I have obtained my doctorate degree in Bionano System Engineering at Chonbuk National University South Korea. I have worked as Research Professor at Myongji University South Korea for a period of 6 months. For two and half years, I was working as Post-doc fellow/Research Scientist Associate in the Department of Chemistry, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas State, USA. Further, for one year and 8 months, I have worked as a Post Doc and subsequently promoted to Research Professor at Nano-Bio Regenerative Medical Institute in college of medicine, at Hallym University South Korea. Presently, I am working as Brain Korea 21+ Research Professor at Myongji University South Korea. In all these years, I have been working on fabricating different nano- materials to be used in biomedical and energy related aspects.


Alexander V Safronov
Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine School of Medicine University of Missouri Columbia, USA Tel: 1-573-882-7031
Short biography

Alexander Safronov obtained his PhD degree from the A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2005. After graduation, he worked as a research chemist (2005-2006) at the Institute of Combinatorial Chemistry (ChemBridge Corporation, Moscow) focusing on drug discovery and combinatorial chemistry applications. After postdoctoral work at the Chemistry Department of the University of Missouri (2006-2008), he joined the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia as a Research Assistant Professor. His research is focused on the chemistry of boron-containing compounds and their applications in medicine and material science. Authoring 17 papers, 2 patent applications and 12 conference presentations, Dr. Safronov has also been an invited reviewer for a number of leading chemistry journals such as Chemical Communications, Pure and Applied Chemistry, Mendeleev Communications, New Journal of Chemistry etc.


Alessandro F Martins
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Federal Technological University
Parana State
Brazil

Short biography

Dr. Alessandro F. Martins is currently a professor of Federal Technological University at Parana State, Brazil. In 2008, he received his degree in Chemistry in Estadual University of Maringa at Parana State (Brazil), where he continued his graduate study. He has PhD in physical chemistry in 2013, with emphasis in polymer chemistry area. His research interests include (1) Hydrogels; (2) Development of controlled release devices; (3) Biomaterials; (4) Polyelectrolyte complexes; (5) Antibacterial agents; (6) Scaffolds and (7) Tissue engineering. Prof. Martins published papers in international journals including Biomacromolecules, Carbohydrate Polymers, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules and so on.


Laura Saldana
Research Scientist
La Paz University Hospital-IdiPAZ
Spain
Short biography

Dr. Laura Saldana obtained her PhD degree in Chemistry from the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) in 2005. During her PhD studies, she spent 6 months at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna (Italy). She worked as postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC), the Department of Medical Specialties of the University of Alcala and the Biomedical Research Networking Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN). In 2012, she joined to the Research Group in Bone Physiopathology and Biomaterials at the University Hospital La Paz-IdiPaz in Madrid as Research Scientist. Her research interests are focused on the understanding of the influence of surface properties of novel biomaterials developed for bone repair and regeneration on the behavior of osteoblasts and mesenchymal stem cells as well as on the cross-talk between cells relevant for bone biology.


Xiqun Jiang
Professor
Department of Polymer Science & Engineering
Nanjing University
China
Short biography

Dr. Xiqun Jiang is currently a professor of Department of Polymer Science and Engineering in College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Nanjing University, P. R. China. He received his B.S. degree and MS degree in Polymer Chemistry at Nanjing University and Ph. D at Nanjing University from the co-training Ph.D. Program between Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan and Nanjing University. Post Doctoral work was done at Chemistry Department of University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 1998, he was an associate professor, and from 2003 he has been a professor in Polymer Chemistry at Nanjing University. His research interests include: 1) Self-assembly of macromolecules; 2) Nanoparticle-based drug delivery system; 3) Polymer-based diagnosis materials.


Xiaoxin Ye
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Tsinghua University
China
Short biography

Dr. Xiaoxin Ye is working in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. My research fields involve the biomedical titanium alloy processing/characterization, surface modification, mechanical/corrosion/biocompatibility property. My research is currently about electropulsing-assisted processing and characterization of titanium alloy. Electropulsing ultrasonic striking and electropulsing-induced topographical oxidation have been also brought in to modify the materials surface for improving the microhardness, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility with the help of nanocrystallization and nanostructured oxide. My research interests include green materials processing, surface coating, nanomaterials, energy materials and biomaterials.


Wenyi Gu
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
University of Queensland
Australia
Short biography

Dr. Wenyi Gu's early education was conducted in China including his undergraduate and master's degrees in veterinary medicine. After migration to Australia he pursued his PhD study in biochemistry & molecular biology at the Australian National University. After a year's work at John Curtin Medical School ANU, he moved to Brisbane in 2001 for his post-doc at the University of Queensland and currently a research fellow at AIBN working on drug delivery and cancer therapy using nanotechnology. He held a Peter Doherty Fellowship (2006-2009) and was further supported by NHMRC to spend 7 months at Harvard University as a visiting fellow. Before engaging in nanomedicine he worked on RNAi-based therapy for several years. During his research career, he published total 71 journal articles and book chapters including some high-ranked journals such as Nature Communications, Ad. Materials, ACS Nano, PNAS USA et al.


LinShu Liu
Leader Scientist
Eastern Regional Research Center
US Department of Agriculture
USA
Short biography

LinShu Liu is the Lead Scientist and Research Chemist, Eastern Regional Research Center, United States Department of Agriculture, in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. Dr. Liu' accomplishments include the development of drug delivery systems for the controlled release of bioactives and 3D scaffolds for tissue regeneration from naturally occurring polymers; and the conversion of carbohydrates-rich agricultural byproducts to value-added substances for the applications of probiotics, prebiotics, and functional foods. Dr. Liu was born in China, obtained Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry in Kyoto University in Japan in 1990, a Postdoctoral Associate in MIT from 1990 to 92. Prior to joint USDA in 2002, Dr. Liu worked with private sectors in California. He is the authors and co-authors of 23 patents, more than 100 research articles, and 10 books.


Xuanyong Liu
Professor
Shanghai Institute of Ceramic, Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
Short biography

Xuanyong Liu is professor of materials engineering in Shanghai Institute of Ceramic, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS). He received his BS and MS in materials science and engineering from Hunan University in 1996 and 1999, respectively and PhD in materials science and engineering from SICCAS in 2002. Prof. Liu's primary research focus is on surface and interface of biomaterials, nano-Biomaterials, bioactive and antibacterial biomaterials. He is the director of the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Research Center and the head of the Biomaterials Surface and Interface Group in SICCAS and has published over 170 journal papers in international journals, including Materials Science and Engineering R-Reports.


Tymish Y Ohulchanskyy
Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics
University at Buffalo
State University of New York
USA
Tel: 716-645-4164
Short biography

Tymish Y. Ohulchanskyy holds his Ph.D. degree in optics and laser physics from the National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine). After finishing his PhD in 2001, he joined the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics (ILPB) at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA. He is currently Deputy Director for Photomedicine at ILPB and a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the University of Buffalo. His research interests lie in the area of photophysics and physical chemistry of organic materials and organic / inorganic / hybrid nanostructures and their biomedical applications: multimodal medical imaging, imaging guided drug delivery, photo induced therapy. Multimodal agents for tumor imaging, cancer theranostics and targeted cancer phototherapy are of particular interest. Dr. Ohulchanskyy has published over nighty articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and obtained one USA patent; ten patent applications are pending.


Shaobing Zhou
Professor
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Southwest Jiaotong University
China

Short biography

Shaobing Zhou received his B.S. degree in polymer chemistry from Sichuan University and Ph.D. degree inChinese Academy of Sciences. He is a Full Professor at Southwest Jiaotong University (P.R.China). His research interests include drug controlled release system and tissue engineering scaffold. He is the author or coauthor of more than 90 refereed articles, 1 book chapter and 10 Chinese patents/patent applications. He has been cited over 1600 times and has an h-index of 25. Currently he is one of associate editors of the journal: American Journal of Materials Science and Technology and on the Editorial Board of these journals: Advanced Materials Letter, Journal of Nanotechnology in Diagnosis and Treatment, Advances in Chemical Physics, and is also an ad-hoc reviewer for more than 30 international journals such as Advanced Materials, AngewChemInt Edit, Biomaterials, Macromolecules, Journal of Controlled release.


Wenbo Bu
Professor and Deputy Director
The State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

Short biography

Wenbo Bu received his Ph.D. in 2002 from Nanjing University of Technology (NJUT). He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS) from 2002 to 2004, as an assistant professor at SICCAS from 2004 to 2005 and as an associate professor at SICCAS from 2005 to 2008. He has been working as a full professor at SICCAS since 2008. He has published about 50 peer-reviewed research papers in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem., Adv. Mater., etc. His current research interests include the design and synthesis of multifunctional nano-materials and nanoporous for multimodal biomedical imaging and multimodal imaging-guided therapeutic applications.


Chul Soon Yong
Professor
Departments of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Yeungnam University
Korea
Short biography

Professor Chul Soon Yong graduated from College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University in 1980. He received Ph.D. degree from University of South Carolina in 1991. In 2008-2010, he was the dean of College of Pharmacy, Yeungnam University. He was the president of The Korean Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, and chair of Organizing Committee for AFPS Conference 2013. From 2014 to 15, he is the president of The Asian Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences(AFPS). He is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, International Pharmaceutical Federation, Controlled Release Society and AFPS. His research interests cover the development of various drug delivery systems and around 190 research papers have been published in leading international journals and around 80 papers in domestic journal. Research interests includes Preformulation and pharmacokinetic study, Preparation and evaluation of various drug delivery systems, Nanomedicine.


Juntao Luo
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
USA

Short biography

Juntao Luo is an assistant professor in Department of Pharmacology, State University of New York Upstate Medical University. In 1998, he received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry in Nankai University, Tianjin, China, where he continued his graduate study. After completing Ph.D. degree with Professor Wenqiang Huang in Polymer chemistry and physics in 2003, Juntao joined Professor Julian XX Zhu's group at University of Montreal as a postdoctor fellow.In 2006, he joined Professor Kit S. Lama's lab in School of Medicine, University of California Davis for his second postdoctoral research training in combinatorial chemistry for drug discovery. In 2008, he became a research faculty in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine in UC Davis.Currently, our research interests are focusing the structure-based nanocarrier design with the aid of computational approaches (MD simulation, molecular docking) and the systematic evaluation and optimization of nanocarriers via combinatorial synthesis for the efficient delivery of various hydrophobic anticancer drugs. In addition, via introducing specific hydrophobic and charged moieties into telodendrimer, we have developed a novel platform for protein therapeutics delivery.


Francisco M. Goycoolea
Associate Professor
Institute of Biology and Biotechnology
University of Munster
Germany


Short biography

Francisco M. Goycoolea is currently appointed as associate professor at the Department of Biology of University of Munster, Germany. He holds a PhD from Cranfield University (U.K.) in rheology and interactions of polysaccharides, a MSc from Reading University (U.K.) and a BSc in chemistry-pharmacy-biology from Universidad La Salle (Mexico). Prof. Goycoolea has twenty years of experience researching on biopolymers as building blocks of bioinspired nanomaterials such as soft hydrogels and nanoparticles for biomedical applications (e.g. for the controlled delivery of drugs and genes). His main research foci are: 1) Nanobiomaterial platforms (nanospheres, nanocapsules, nanogels, hydrogels and nanofibers) based on self-assembling of biopolymers (polysaccharides, oligosaccharides, proteins, proteoglycans) and other natural compounds (e.g. phospholipids) as carriers of drugs and genes across biological barriers; 2) cellular fate of nanoparticles upon interacting with mammalian cells and bacteria; 3) antibiotic-free nanomaterials able to prevent bacterial adhesion; 4) mucoadhesion phenomena of nanobiomaterials. Has published more than 85 papers as original research articles, reviews and book chapters. He collaborates with universities, research centers and companies in Germany, USA, Mexico, Denmark, Brazil, Spain and Netherlands.


Fang Yang
Assistant Professor
Dentistry - Biomaterials
Radboud university
Netherlands
Short biography

Dr. Fang Yang is a biomaterial scientist and interested in the development and evaluation of novel biomaterials-based approaches for tissue regeneration and the controlled delivery of drugs or growth factors. She obtained her PhD degree from National University of Singapore in 2005 under supervision of Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna. After that she joined Prof. John Jansen's group at Department of Biomaterials in Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands until now. Her current research focuses on the development of nanofibrous matrix as extracellular matrix with incorporation of therapeutic agents for bone and periodontal tissue regeneration. She is also interested in local drug delivery to prevent implant associated infections. Her expertise lies in biopolymers and biocomposites, electrospinning technique and biomaterials characterization (both physico-chemical and biological evaluation). She has published more than 40 journal articles and served as a peer reviewer for about 10 journals in the related field.


Monika Smiga-Matuszowicz
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Chemistry and Technology of Polymers
Silesian University of Technology
Poland
Short biography

Dr. Monika Smiga-Matuszowicz obtained PhD degree in Chemical Technology from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice (Poland) in 2008. From 2011 to 2014 she realized scientific project concerning injectable scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration in collaboration with scientists from Medical University of Silesia (Poland). Her current research focuses on the development of injectable, multifunctional polymeric biomaterials which could act as an implants providing temporary mechanical support in defects of bone tissue and system releasing a drug or other bioactive agent in site of application. She is also interested in systems for local drug delivery, especially injectable systems which could be applied using minimally invasive methods. Her expertise is in a field of polymeric biomaterials, biodegradable polymers and bio(nano)composites. She has published 16 journal articles in international and Polish journals in the related field.


David Hay
MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
University of Edinburgh
UK
Short biography

Dr. David Hay is a Principal Investigator at the University of Edinburgh's MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine. David's research group have highlighted the importance of inter-disciplinary research in delivering phenotypically stable liver models from human pluripotent stem cells. The impact of this work has led to a number of publications, successful grant applications and regular appearances at high profile conferences.


Chunming Wang
Assistant Professor
Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences ICMS)
University of Macau
China

Short biography

Dr Chunming Wang received his Bachelor and Master in Biochemistry from Nanjing University (China), and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He then undertook his postdoctoral training at the University of Cambridge (UK), working between the Chemistry Department and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, before returning to Singapore to join the Institute of Medical Biology, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), collaborating with industry on a cross-institutional drug discovery project. In Oct 2012, Chunming took the Assistant Professorship at ICMS, University of Macau. His group in Macau focuses on development of bio-inspired / bio-mimetic materials for targeting and engineering of immune cells, with a broad range of potential applications including tissue regeneration, drug delivery and cancer immunotherapy.


Jayachandran Venkatesan
Professor
Department of Marine Bio Convergence Science
Pukyong National University
South Korea
Short biography

Jayachandran Venkatesan, Ph.D., is presently working as a Research Professor at Department of Marine Bio Convergence Science and Marine Bioprocess Research Center (MBPRC) at Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea. He received his Master of Science in chemistry from Thiruvalluvar University in 2005. Further, He received his Ph.D. from Pukyong National University in 2011, and conducted his postdoctoral studies at the same Laboratory. His major research interests are investigation and development of materials from fish processing wastes and other marine sources. Furthermore, he is currently doing a research on biomaterials (Chitosan, Hydroxyapatite and carbon nanotube) with stem cell interaction for bone tissue engineering application. To date, he has published 50 research papers, 20 book chapters and holds 4 patents.


Antonio Gloria
Professor
Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials
National Research Council of Italy
University of Naples Federico II
Italy
Short biography

Prof. Dr. Antonio Gloria has a PhD in Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II. He is member of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), the Italian Society of Biomaterials (SIB), the American Chemical Society (ACS) and full member of the American Nano Society. Since October 2013 he is Scientific Counselor of the Italian Society of Biomechanics in Orthopedics and Traumatology (SIBOT). He gave invited lectures at international conferences and received national and international awards. He is a Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy - Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, Naples, Italy. He is Professor at the University of Naples Federico II and at the Second University of Naples. Since 2011 he is also Professor at the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP)-Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal - and Associate Member of the CDRSP. He is currently author of international papers, book chapters, communications/contributions in international and national conferences. He is also reviewer and Editorial Board Member of international scientific journals.


Xiangyang Shi
Professor
College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Biotechnology
Donghua University
China
Short biography

Prof. Xiangyang Shi graduated with B.Sc. (chemistry, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang), M.E. (applied chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing), and Ph.D. (organic chemistry, Institute of Photographic Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing) in 1992, 1995 and 1998, respectively. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Tsinghua University (1998-2000, Beijing) and Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (2000-2001, Potsdam, Germany). He then moved to California State University, Los Angeles (2001-2002) as a visiting scholar. From 2002-2008, he worked as a Research Fellow, Research Associate II, Research Investigator, and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He then became a professor of special appointment both in Donghua University and in Shanghai Institutions of High Learning (Eastern Scholar) since 2008. Since 2010 he is also appointed as an Invited Chair in Nanotechnology (Santander Bank) at University of Madeira, Portugal.Prof. Shi has authored or coauthored 182 SCI-indexed peer-reviewed journal articles and 183 technical conference abstracts or proceeding papers, along with 9 invited book chapters and 41 approved patents. His research expertise includes dendrimer chemistry and related nanomedicinal applications, in particular cancer diagnosis and therapy. He is also developing nanofiber-based technology with an emphasis on the synthesis and fabrication of bioscaffolding materials in tissue engineering and drug delivery applications.


Kaiyong Cai
Professor
College of Bioengineering
Chongqing University
China

Short biography

Dr. Kaiyong Cai is a Professor in biomaterials and nanomedicine. He received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tianjin University in 2002. He is a distinguished Professor of Cheung Kong Scholars. He was awarded China Youth Science & Technology Award in 2011. His research interests include biointerfeces of biomaterials and controlled drug delivery system. He has published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed international journals with over 1600 citations. He is editorial board member of journals such as Frontiers of Materials Science, World Journal of Stem Cells, AIMS Materials Science. He is also an ad-hoc reviewer for more than 60 international journals such as Chem Soc Rev, J Am Chem Soc, Adv Mater, Angew Chem Int Edit, Nano Lett, Biomaterials, ACS Nano, Small et al.


Jagat R Kanwar
Professor in Nanomedicine
Nanomedicine-Laboratory of Immunology and Molecular Biomedical Research
Faculty of Health
Deakin University
Victoria, Australia
Tel: 0061-3-52271148
Short biography

Professor Jagat R Kanwar is the Head and team leader of Nanomedicine-Laboratory of Immunology and Molecular Biomedical Research (NLIMBR), School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Australia. Professor Kanwar has an international reputation and expertise in investigating fundamental and applied molecular signalling aspects of pathogenesis of cancer, chronic inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases, thereby, leading to the development of treatment strategies from bench to bedside. He has more than 110 publications in high impact factor and peer reviewed international journals, 27 book chapters and 3 edited books. Prof Kanwar’s research has generated several patents/PCTs with more than five licensed patents for commercialization to BioPharma industry. His group is currently working on drug discovery and nanomedicine for oral and systemic drug delivery of a range of biomacromolecules (proteins/peptides, siRNAs and aptamers) for targeting survivin, HIF-1alpha and other apoptotic and inflammatory cell signalling molecules in cancer, chronic inflammation and neurodegenerative disorders. His research combines Immunology with state of the art and cutting edge techniques in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Nanobiotechnology and visualization to investigate the pathways in which key molecules are regulated in both normal and disease states. A number of in vitro human cell/tissue based co-culture models for cancers, microbial infections; autoimmune diseases; chronic inflammatory diseases (osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disease), gut health, neurodegeneration and immunomodulation have been developed by his group. Kanwar’s main research objective is to understand and target the mechanisms involved at the molecular and sub cellular level which gives us an edge over the prevalent targeting techniques. He carries out both academic and commercial research projects and develops new approaches for the diagnosis, treatment, and nanomedicine based new generation delivery systems. His recent research focus on locked nucleic acid (LNA) LNA-modified aptamers conjugated "double targeted nano-bullet nanocapsules" with natural anti-tumour proteins which specifically target cancer cells.


Rakesh Kumar Sharma
Scientist 'G', Additional Director and Head
Centre for CBRN Mitigation
Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences
Delhi, India
Tel: 011-23968900
Short biography

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma is presently holding the post of Scientist ‘G’, Additional Director and Head, Centre for CBRN Mitigation, Training and Research at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Delhi, India. Dr. Sharma has 16 patents and over 250 publications to his credit besides contributing 47 Chapters in books and editing 13 books. Four technologies developed by him have been successfully transferred to Industry and are at the production or final stages of trials.

Dr. Sharma has acclaimed various honours/awards including Acharya PC Ray Memorial Gold Medal Award 2013, INMAS Team Leadership Awards for the years 2003, 2004 & 2011, ICMR International Fellowship (Senior Biomedical Scientist) Award for the year 2008-09, and AAPS PharmSciTech Outstanding Manuscript Award (2008). He is Chairman/Coordinator/Member of a number of Committees, Core Groups and Expert Groups of various Ministries of Government of India.


Hui-Fen Wu
Nano Biomedicine Laboratory
Professor
National Sun Yat-Sen University
Taiwan
Tel: 07-5252000-3916
Short biography

Hui-Fen Wu obtained PhD degree from University of Texas at Austin, USA (1994); followed by postdoctoral work at University of California at Berkeley (1996), she joined Tamkang University as an Associate Professor (1996-2001) in Department of Chemistry and then professor (2001 – 2006). In 2006, she joined Chemistry Department of National Sun Yat-Sen University as a Professor and the research work is focused on applications of nanomaterials for medicine, biomedicine,pathogenic bacteria analysis and cancer treatment of mice models. She has been served as 11jounal editorial board members and the NSC expensive instrument committee. She has published 150 scientific journals, 215 conference presentation and 5 book chapters.


M Ali Saghiri
Department of ophthalmology and Visual Science
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
McPherson Eye Research Institute
Madison, USA
Short biography

Mohammad Ali Saghiri's research interests focus on biomedical engineering, image processing, computer science, Nanotechnology and tissue engineering in dentistry and ophthalmology, particularly in understanding the mechanisms of angiogenesis and Nano surface interactions. Angiogenesis play important roles in regenerative medicine, he is interested in the application of CAD/CAM, Nanotechnology and image analysis techniques to custom-made ophthalmological and dental appliances, Bionic lenses, and morphology screening and treatment in ophthalmology. In image processing, Dr.Saghiri has worked with oral maxillofacial and general radiologists to develop a system based on artificial neural networks for the segmentation of tooth and tumors in Root Canal Therapy (RCT). His main research interests include research on Nano Biomaterial, cement hydration and other factors in Nanotechnology


Longquan Shao
Center of Dental Research
Taylor Street, Loma Linda
California, USA
Tel: 90-809-1692
Short biography

Dr. Shao completed his DDS-Ph.D at the Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an 710032, China, from1990 to 2003. Then, he served as an Associate Chief Physician until 2007 at Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China. Dr. Shao moved to College of Stomatology, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China, and served as an Professor & Chief Physician & Tutor of Ph.D. In recent five year, his major research focused on ultrastructure, biocompatibility and toxicity of nano-materials, meanwhile, he garnered many province and national awards of China and published several articles on J Dent, J Mech Behav Biomed, J Prosthet Dent, etc.

Dr. Shao is a Standing Committee Member of Chinese Prosthetics Committee, Chinese Dental Material Committee, Chinese Plastics and Cosmetology Committee. He is also a peer reviewer of National Natural Science Foundation of China and reviewer of several academic Journals, such as J Ind Eng Chem, etc.


Zheyu Shen
Associate Professor
Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
Tel: 86-13566351253
Short biography

Zheyu Shen obtained PhD degree from Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2008). From 2008 to 2012, he worked at Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine (Japan) and School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide (Australia) as Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 2012, he joined Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences as Associate Professor. His research interests include tumor targetable drug/siRNA delivery system, multifunctional contrast agents, detection of circulating tumor cells and detection of environmental pollutants based on noble metal nanoparticles.

A. Prof. Shen published 23 research papers in international journals including JACS, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Nanoscale, Biomacromolecules, and so on. His published articles have been cited for around 400 times. At present, he has been invited as peer reviewer of 10+ SCI journals including Biomaterials, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Pharmacological Research, and so on. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Biochemical and Biophysical Journal of Neutron Therapy & Cancer Treatments. He has applied for 14 patents (including 2 international PCT patents), and one of them have been authorized.


Parayanthala Valappil Mohanan
Scientist and Head
Toxicology Division, Biomedical Technology
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
Visiting Professor
Toyo University, Japan
Short biography

Dr. P V Mohanan, Scientist and Head, Toxicology Division, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (Govt. of India), Trivandrum, India. Did his Post doc from the University of Tsukuba, Japan and Ph.D from the University of Kerala, India. He has 26 years of experience in toxicology. R&D activities in biomaterials, nanomaterials, drugs and tissue engineered medical products’ toxicity, special emphases on molecular toxicology, immunotoxicology, oxidative stress and Stem cells in toxicology. He has handled several externally funded projects from DST, DBT and ICMR. He has also actively involved in the Regulatory Toxicology studies of medical devices, tissue engineered medical products. A Teaching faculty for imparting education to the PhD/MPhil/MTech, Postgraduate/diploma/certificate courses. He has received several national and international awards and honors like Thomas Edison Award, certificate of appreciation from the Hon. Minister of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for the contribution to India getting full adherent status on GLP from OECD. JSPS Bridge Fellow, Country Correspondent for the World Library of Toxicology, Senior Toxicologist Fellowship from IUTOX, Certified Biological Safety Specialist, Fellow of Society for Applied Biotechnology, Fellow of Society of Toxicology, Fellow of Academy of Sciences for animal welfare. Awards such as STOX/ASAW-Surajben Jethalal Thaker Prakruti Mandir Gold medal Award, Secretary General of Society of Toxicology, India, General Secretary Indian JSPS Alumni Association. Dr. Mohanan published more than 110 full papers in national and international journals.


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