Dr Margariti has developed significant expertise in stem cell biology, with particular emphasis on cell reprogramming, chromatin remodelling, cell signalling and endothelial cell biology. She had received her postdoctoral training in the Cardiovascular Division of the BHF Centre of Excellence at King’s College London (KCL). Dr Margariti’s laboratory has invested on their robust expertise on cell reprogramming and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell technologies and they have developed patient- specific cells lines from diabetic donors (patient specific iPS cell lines in a petri dish) based on fast and highly efficient approaches. Dr Margariti has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2017 and she is leading the iPS cells facilities in QUB, where iPS cells are generated and differentiated towards vascular cells (including ECs, Smooth Muscle Cells and Pericytes) and human blood vessel organoids, Cardiomyocyes, Neurons, Retina pigment epithelial cells and many other cell types.
cell signalling and endothelial cell biology
Giulio Tarro graduated from Medicine School, Naples University (1962), Italy. Research Associate, Division of Virology and Cancer Research, Children’s Hospital (1965-1968), Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics, College Medicine (1968-1969), Cincinnati University, Ohio. Oncological Virology Professor, Naples University (1972-1985). Chief Division Virology (1973-2003), Head Department Diagnostic Laboratories, (2003-2006). D. Cotugno Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Naples; Emeritus (2006). Since 2007 Chairman Committee of Biotechnologies and VirusSphere, World Academy Biomedical Technologies, UNESCO, Adjunct Professor Department Biology, Temple University, College of Science and Technology, Philadelphia, recipient of the Sbarro Health Research Organization lifetime achievement award (2010). President, Foundation de Beaumont Bonelli for Cancer Research. His basic researches have been concerned with antigens induced early during the replication cycle of human herpesviruses. Another study has involved the identification, isolation and characterization of specific virus-induced tumour antigens, which were the "finger-prints" left behind in human cancer. Achievements include patents in field; discovery of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in infant deaths in Naples and of tumor liberated protein as a tumor associated antigen, 55 kilodalton protein overexpressed in lung tumors and other epithelial adenocarcinomas.
Professor.Dr.Ahmed G.Hegazi currently working as a professor of Microbiology and Immunology in National Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt with a work experience of more than forty years. He bagged many awards and the recent one was “Merit Aware of Medical Sciences, 2016” and he has four patents, 224 Articles. He was Secretary General at African Federation of Apiculture Associations (AFAA) and member of many scientific boards and Editorial Board of many journals. His contributions to the field of Microbiology and Immunology was incredible and we are privileged to have him as Organizing member.
Dr. Yukio Yoneda has completed his PhD from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine. He is the Professor Emeritus in Kanazawa University, where he worked as a Chairman Professor of Pharmacology from 1999 to 2015. In 1980-1981, he worked with the late Dr. Eugene Roberts, who was the finder of GABA in the brain, at the City of Hope Research Institute, USA. He has published more than 300 original research papers and is serving as an Associate Editor in several reputed international journals such as Neurochemistry International, Neurochemical Research and Journal of Neuroscience Research, in addition to playing a role as an Editorial Board member in other scientific journals. His research interests have been lying on pharmacological profiling of amino acid signaling in neuronal and non-neuronal cells using molecular biological techniques. As a return of laboratory experimental results to the community, he is now focusing on the development of dietary supplements beneficial for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of different diseases, in addition to collaborating with domestic and foreign academic colleagues.
pharmacological profiling of amino acid signaling in neuronal and non-neuronal cells using molecular biological techniques, development of dietary supplements beneficial for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of different diseases
Dr. Marina Tarunina, research director at Plasticell Ltd, is an experienced scientist with a broad knowledge across different aspects of stem cell therapy development and commercialisation. She plays a major role in driving Plasticell’s internal R&D and external scientific collaborations on stem cell technologies. She joined Plasticell 10 years ago and was involved in the development of Plasticell’s main technological platform CombiCult® and its multiple applications in different areas of stem cell biology. Prior to joining Plasticell she worked as senior scientist at Inpharmatica Ltd focusing on drug discovery in the therapeutic area of metabolic diseases. Her academic career includes postdoctoral fellowships at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Marie Curie Research Institute where she conducted research on tumour suppressors and senescence.
research on tumour suppressors and senescence
Sergey Suchkov was born in the City of Astrakhan, Russia, in a family of dynasty medical doctors. In 1980, graduated from Astrakhan State Medical University and was awarded with MD. In 1985, maintained his PhD as a PhD student of the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and Institute of Medical Enzymology, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia. In 2001, finished the PostDoc Research Fellowship Program and maintained his Doctor Degree at the National Institute of Immunology, Russia. From 1985 through 1987, worked at Inst of Med Enzymology, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences. From 1987 through 1989, was a senior Researcher, Koltzov Inst of Developmental Biology, USSR Academy of Sciences. From 1989 through 1995, was being a Head of the Lab of Clinical Immunology and Immunobiotechnology, Helmholtz Eye Research Inst in Moscow. From 1995 through 2004, was being a Chairman of the Dept for Clinical Immunology, Moscow Clinical Research Institute (MONI-KI) and the Immunologist-in-Chief of the Moscow Regional Ministry of Health. In 1993-1996, was an Executice Secretary-in-Chief of the Editorial Board, Biomedical Science, an international journal published jointly by the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. Dr Suchkov is a Co-Supervisor over the Russian-American Agreement on scientific and clinical col-laboration in the field of ocular immunology between Russian Academy of Sciences and National Institutes of Health (NIH); in 1991-1995 – a member of The Reciprocal Exchange Fellowship Program between Russian Immunological Society and British Society for Immunology. Dr Suchkov is a member of the Editorial Boards of many international journals including EPMA Journal (Springer, Brussels) and “Personalized Medicine Universe” (Elsevier, Japan).
Prof. Dr. C.P Abdolrasoul Aleezaadeh completed his Post Doctorate in (Psychology) at Approach of Applied Clinical Cognitive Neuropsychology from the USA. Prof. Dr. Aleezaadeh Completed his Ph.D. Degrees in Psychology at the USA. He completed his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology at I. R. of the IRAN and Bachelor's Degree in General Psychology at I. R. of the IRAN. He is Full Expert International Faculty Professorship Member in the Brooklyn Central University, the USA, Associate Expert International Faculty Professorship Member in the University of Pacific Albion, the USA and, Associate Expert International Faculty Professorship Member in the Green Lake (GreenLake) University, the USA. Now he is working as an Assistant Professor at P.N.U and, U.A.S.T Universities; I.R. of IRAN.
A friend, a philosopher and a guide, Dr Suresh Vatsyayann is a family medicine specialist with an MBBS, FCGP, DNB, FRNZCGP, an international MBA with Distinction, and honours graduate with 1st class honours in International Health Development and Policy. He has over 70 publications in the various fields affecting health and has invented 10s of new techniques in surgery and medicine both. He has shared the principles behind a healthy life every week with doctors, medical staff and the general public for the last 47 years in Cook Islands, in New Zealand, in India and the world over. Most of the lectures have been part of the series of "Health for All Through Wisdom & Action," a crusade against the epidemic of the non-communicable diseases (NCD), particularly the cardo-vascular diseases, diabetes and obesity, and cancers affecting us today. He has astonishing results with over 30 thousand followers and beneficiaries of his guidance and management. Dr Vatsyayann has enlightened great medical, management and health policy audiences world over through participating as a speaker in many countries. Many of his enlightening lectures are on multimedia & easily available on YouTube (HTW-Dr Suresh and our Doctor channels). He is a firm believer that if every human being starts to understand their body, especially the principles behind the human life cycle, the publics would get sure enlightenment of how and why the body and the society is getting the increasing burden of NCDs. Therefore, the least effort at the levels of education, environment and policy would get us the maximum dividends by way of reducing the NCD burden, untimely disability and death. He is making a visible difference in the lives of individuals, groups of people and the public through one to one, group and mass communication techniques of his, and feels obliged and thankful to all for being able to share his dream, results and educating techniques with his fellow medical fraternity, especially the junior medical and paramedical staff, opinion leaders, general publics and the younger generations while they are at school and colleges.
Vivek S has completed his BS at the age of 22 years from Saint Louis University, USA. He is currently getting his Masters in Physiology from the University of Louisville, USA. He will then begin medical school at the University of Kentucky, USA to receive his M.D. He has overworked at a translational research lab in the orthopedic department of Northwestern University where he has completed publications and worked on many large-scale research projects that are in the process of being published.
Dr. Castellanos set of medical credentials include Board Certified by the American Academy of Medical Specialties in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Interventional Pain Management. Assistant Professor of Neurological Science at Florida International University. Dr. Castellanos" extensive training and education were attained from top-ranking universities including University of South Florida College of Medicine - 2002 State University of New York -Health Science Center at Stony Brook - 2001 Cornell University Medical College NY Hospital - 1998 Institute of Superior Medical Science of Havana - 1987 In addition, Dr. Castellanos has developed several highly specialized products, tools and even patented technique (called Prometheus ®) to help him be at the forefront in his medical practice
Cell-free DNA: a possible stress signalling molecule
Dr. Ngan has completed her PhD from the University of Hong Kong and received her postdoctoral training in Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA. She is the Associate Professor of the University of Hong Kong. She has published her research findings in various prestigious journals including Gastroenterology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of National Cancer Institute and PNAS. She has been serving as the member of the scientific and organization committees of various international conferences and the editorial board member of various reputed scientific journals.
Cell-free DNA: a possible stress signalling molecule
Vasilina Sergeeva has completed her PhD at the age of 27 years from Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Russia. She is a researcher at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Russia. The Laboratory of Molecular Biology has been working with cell-free DNA for over 10 years and has published over 100 articles on this topic.
Cell-free DNA: a possible stress signalling molecule
Vladimir Jurisic studied Medicine at the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine, Serbia and obtained Ph.D. degree at the same University of Belgrade. He obtained short term fellowship for cancer investigation at Charité University Berlin, Germany and finished several training courses at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and European School of Oncology, Milano, Italy for post-graduate education. He has over 180 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, national journals, and several chapters in international and national books that have been cited over 2030 times and his H-index is 27. He presented many lectures at the International conference and he receives several grants including ESMO, EACR, Interferon, and Cytokine Societies, UNESCO.
Lukasz Szymanski has completed his Ph.D. at the age of 25 years from the Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. In his Ph.D. work, he investigated the Fas/FasL pathway and cytokines in keratinocytes in atopic dermatitis. He is the assistant professor of the Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Warsaw, Poland.
Marja Nevalainen, MD, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cytokine and steroid hormone signaling in prostate cancer. The focus of her laboratory is on translational research on prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer to develop and improve diagnostics and develop new therapies. Dr. Nevalainen holds the title of Eminent Scholar at MCW. She is also Director of Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence at MCW Cancer Center, which is a multi-disciplinary hub for prostate cancer research within the institution with an international collaborative network. Dr. Nevalainen serves as Assistant Dean for Research at MCW, and Associate Director of Education for the MCW Cancer Center. Her primary appointment is in the Department of Pathology, and a secondary appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Pharmacology and Toxicology