Organizing Committee Members - Pharmacognosy 2018
Director of Research
Hari Shanker Sharma(Biography)
Hari Shanker Sharma, Director of Research (International Experimental Central Nervous System Injury & Repair, IECNSIR), University Hospital, Uppsala University is Professor of Neurobiology (MRC), Docent in Neuroanatomy (UU) and is currently affiliated with Department of Surgical Sciences, Division of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Uppsala University, Sweden. Dr. Sharma joined the lab of Neuropathology at Uppsala University with Professor Yngve Olsson in 1988 and received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship of German Government (1989â€“1991) for work on hyperthermia induced BBB dysfunction in Berlin (Germany). Dr Sharma awarded the Degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences of Uppsala University in Neuroanatomy in 1999 and received Award of the Medical faculty for best work, â€œThe Hwassers Prizeâ€ of 1999. The Laerdal Foundation of Acute Medicine, Stavanger, Norway, and European Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD), London, UK and US Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH, USA supports his research. Dr. Sharma is the recipient of Distinguished International Scientists Collaboration Award by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Baltimore, MD (2006â€“2008); US TechConnect Global Innovation Award 2013, Washington DC May 12-16, 2013 on his work on Nanowired cerebrolysin in Neuropathic Pain, followed by Nanodelivery of Cerebrolysin and Neprilysin for the treatment of Alzheimerâ€™s disease, Washington DC, May 14-17, 2017. Hari Sharma has published over 350 research papers and 85 reviews, 14 monographs, and 80 international book chapters and edited 18 book volumes with Current H-index = 40 (ISI Database) as of today. Dr. Sharma at Uppsala University established a network of collaboration on â€œInternational Experimental CNS Injury & Repair Research Groupâ€ as a lead investigator with eminent collaborators from Europe, USA, and Australia till today (1991-).
Hari Shanker Sharma(Research Area)
Secretary of Research
Aruna Sharma (Biography)
Aruna Sharma, MD is Secretary of Research International Experimental Central Nervous System (CNS) injury & Repair (IECNSIR) currently working at Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala University, Sweden. She is a qualified experimental Neurpathologist and received her training at Karl Marx University Leipzig, Institute of Neurobiology (1987-1988); Semmelweis University Medical School, Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology, Budapest, Hungary (1988-1989), Free University Berlin, Germany (1989-1991) and Neuropathology Institute Uppsala (1992-1995). Her main interest is now focused on Indian Medicinal drugs and their effects on the Central Nervous System Function, toxicology, neurorepair and neuroprotection. She is also investigating neurotoxicological profiles of many Ayurvedic traditional drugs with special reference to those containing metal oxide or metal ashes. Dr Sharma is member of various Distinguished American Organizations and elected to receive the prestigious award â€œWomen of the Years Representing Sweden Award 2009â€. She earned Top 15 % technology Award of 2016 at Global Innovation Summit & Showcase on her recent Innovation on â€œNeuroprotective effects of Nanowired delivery of Cerebrolysin together with alpha melanocyte Stimulating hormone (ï¡-MSH) in concussive head injury in sleep deprivation, US Govt. Washington DC, May 22-25, 2016â€. She is also â€œVisiting Professorâ€ of University of Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain supported by Basque Govt. Foundation (2015-2018) where she is engaged in nanodelivery of drugs affecting CNS Injury in neurodegenerative diseases e.g., Alzheimerâ€™s and Parkinsonâ€™s Diseases. She has published over 140 original research papers in Reputed Neuroscience Journals with an H-index = 19 (ISI database, 143 citations) as of today.
Aruna Sharma (Research Area)
Neurpathology, Neuroimmunohistochemistry, Neurorepair, Neuroprotection
North Florida Comprehensive Treatment Center
George Schroeder, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAUCM, graduated as an MD from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine,Toronto, Ontario, Canada and earned a Master of Science (MS) from University of Texas at Dallas Graduate School of Healthcare Management, Dallas Texas, USA. He is the Medical Director of the North Florida Comprehensive Treatment Center. He has served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University Of Central Florida College Of Medicine, Orlando, Florida, USA, and he has recently joined the clinical faculty of the innovative College of Allopathic Medicine at the NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. He was appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Pharmaceutical & Therapeutics Committee for the State of Florida, USA. Dr. Schroeder serves on the International Scientific Advisory Board of Magellan BioScience, Tampa , Florida. He is Editor in- chief of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marine Sciences, Research & Development and Senior Medical Editor of the E-Journal of American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine as well as Medical Editor of the Journal of Freestanding Emergency Medicine. He is a CLIA-certified Laboratory Director, and he has served as Associate Medical Director for Octapharma Plasma, in Florida. He serves as Associate Editor for Marine Biotechnology in the Swiss global on-line publishing organization â€“ Frontiers in Marine Science. He is also a member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. He continues to pursue his interests in a wide range of Marine Sciences with an emphasis on Marine Toxins, Marine Biopharmaceuticals and aquatic hazards. He has served as Executive Director of the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine in Orlando, Florida, USA and continues to serve on the Executive Council as the Chairman of the International Urgent Care Medicine Committee as well as continuing to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine.
George Schroeder(Research Area)
Marine Sciences,Marine Toxins, Marine Biopharmaceuticals,Aquatic hazards,Marine Biotechnology
Jamal Ouazzani (Biography)
Dr. Jamal Ouazzani completed his PhD in applied microbiology in 1988 from Paris XI University-France and obtained a permanent research position at the National Center for Scientific Research CNRS in 1989 (www.cnrs.fr). Since 2014, he has held the position of CNRS Research Director within the Institute for Chemistry of Natural Compounds (ICSN, www.icsn.cnrs-gif.fr) and leads the ICSN Pilot-Unit (www.pilotunit.com). Dr. J. Ouazzani has an interdisciplinary profile covering fundamental and applied microbiology, natural product chemistry, biochemistry, biocatalysis, bioremediation, innovative biotechnology design, building and implementation. He has been engaged in diverse consulting activities since 1996, for environmental, cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies. He has published more than 62 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has obtained nine patents. The ICSN Pilot Unit benefits from European, regional and national grants in the context of eight collaborative projects, including coordinating the EU-H2020 project TASCMAR (www.tascmar.eu). Dr. Ouazzani collaborates with various companies in the field of ethno-pharmacology, bioactive natural compounds from plants, marine organisms and microorganisms, innovative extraction and bio-resource cultivation technologies.
Jamal Ouazzani (Research Area)
Applied microbiology, Natural product chemistry, Biochemistry, Biocatalysis, Bioremediation.
Universidad de San Martin de Porres (USMP)
Alberto Alcibiades Salazar Granara(Biography)
Alberto Alcibiades Salazar Granara is a Medical Doctor (USMP-Peru, 2006), likewise, he is a Medicine PhD (USMP-Peru, 2012) and Pharmacology MSc (USMP-Peru, 2011). He has a postdoctoral studies in Medicinal Plant and Teratology (Federal de Rio Grande del Sur University-Brazil, 2012), in Pharmacogenomics, Hypertension and Clinical Research (Sao Paulo University School of Medicine â€“ Brazil, 2013 and 2016). Since January of 2014 he is a voluntary firefighter and belongs at the Cuerpo General de Bomberos Voluntarios Del PerÃº. Since 2002, he is researcher of the Center of Traditional Medicine and Pharmacology of The School of Medicine at The San MartÃn de Porres University, and since 2015, he is Director of them. He is member of the Latin-American Society of Pharmacology, Peruvian Society of The Experimental Pharmacology and Therapeutic, Peruvian Society of Molecular Pharmacology, and Peruvian Society of Study of Pain. He is qualified how to National Researcher in Science and Technology with register number 2231. He has more than 50 publications in areas like traditional medicine, medicinal plants, pharmacology and pharmacogenomics.
Alberto Alcibiades Salazar Granara(Research Area)
His research interests are the Peruvian Traditional Medicine; especially the ethno-medicine, the ethno-botanic, the pharmacognosy, and, the uses of herbal drug in the pregnant and the elderly people. Other interest is in pharmacology research with emphasis in the exploration of the analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and neuroleptic properties and herbal-drug interaction of Peruvian medicinal plants, also, the study of the off-label effect from common drugs, as, antihypertensives, hypoglycemic agents and antidepressants; and finally is the research of highlight pharmacogenetic and pharmacokinetic markers in Peruvian population.
University of Zagreb
Prof. Dr. Zeljan Males is a dean of Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Zagreb, full professor with tenure and head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Botany. Professor MaleÅ¡ teaches Pharmaceutical Botany. After completing master program in analytical chemistry and pharmacy prof. dr. sc. Å½. MaleÅ¡ got his PhD title in the field of pharmacy in 1995. He spent his carrier at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, obtaining a full professor with tenure title in 2010. He was principal investigator and collaborator of nine scientific projects and visiting scientist at Institut fÃ¼r Pharmakognosie der Karl-Franzens-UniversitÃ¤t, Graz, Austria on numerous occasions. Professor MaleÅ¡ published 90 scientific papers. He is member of editorial board of â€œActa Pharmaceuticaâ€ and â€œFarmaceutski glasnikâ€. He got numerous awards including â€œMedal prof. dr. Julije Domacâ€ - the highest honorable award of the Croatian Pharmaceutical Society.
Zeljan Males(Research Area)
1.Chemical composition of plant species: qualitative and quantitative analysis of flavonoids, phenolic acids, tannins, essential oils 2.Chromatography (HPLC and TLC) 3.Biological activities of plant species: antimicrobial and antioxidant
Maria Margarida Caramona(Biography)
Maria Margarida Caramona is full Professor of Pharmacology in the Faculty of Pharmacy, of Coimbra University, Portugal. She has the degree in Pharmacy and the Ph.D. in Pharmacology (1985) obtained both at University of Coimbra and since 1998 is Full Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the same University. The main scientific research areas were in the first years of her academic career related with the studies in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics process mainly in neuropharmacology with animal model. In the last 20 years is more devoted to clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care with patients data for a more rational use of drugs. She teaches the courses of pharmacology in the Pharmacy Faculty of Coimbra and is responsible for the training of the students in the community and in the hospital pharmacies during the pre-graduate career. Those particular tasks are very well supported with a very good relationship with the community and hospital pharmacists She was involved with different tasks in the Portuguese Pharmacological Society with cooperation with the British Pharmacological Society. With the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy structure being member of the Education Committee in the 90Â´s (1990-1994) and later in the General Committee between 1995 to 2000 with an active participation in the organization of 2015 ESCP Lisbon Symposia being president of the Scientific Committee were the main topic was about Medicines Information â€“ Making better decisions.
Maria Margarida Caramona(Research Area)
Laval University Medical Centre (CHU de Quebec)
Dr. Guertin has 27 years of experience in spinal cord research and 15 years of experience in science leadership. He was President and CEO of NeuroSpina Therapeutics between 2005 and 2008 as well as Chief Scientific Officer of Eurymedon HealthCare during the same period. During 8 years, he acted as President and CEO of Nordic Life Science Pipeline Inc. He is currently developing next-generation pharmaceutical, healthcare and skincare products for people with CNS trauma, paralysis and mobility impairment due to aging or disease. Over the years, he has obtained 4.8 million dollars in financing from not-for-profit public agencies and private foundations to conduct animal research (rodents), drug development and clinical studies. He has developed a cutting-edge expertise in spinal cord injury and aging, metabolic problems, urogenital and bowel problems, and musculoskeletal/dermatological degradation. He holds positions as Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Neurosciences (UniversitÃ© Laval, 2001 - present) as well as Director and Principal Investigator of the Spinal Cord Injury and Functional Recovery Laboratory (2002 â€“ present, Laval University Medical Center, Quebec). As a leading scientist, he is author and co-author of more than 175 publications (articles, reviews, book chapters, patents, etc.) since 1990. He acts also as editorial board member (32 international journals), referee and reviewer for granting agencies such as CIHR, NSERC, and FRSQ. Among several breakthrough findings made in his laboratory, his main accomplishment remains undoubtedly the discovery in 2004 and the development from bench-to-bedside of the first oral drug ever, Spinalon, capable of reactivating spinal locomotor neurons and eliciting basic walking activity in paralyzed animals and patients.
Pierre Guertin(Research Area)
Spinal Locomotor systems,Chemotherapy induced cardiotoxicity,Pharmacology.
Federal Institute of Education
Roberta Cristiane Ribeiro(Biography)
Professor of Animal Science at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Mato Grosso (IFMT). She works at the interface of the areas of Animal Science / Agronomy / Chemistry and participates in research projects with emphasis on Ecophysiology of Forage Plants, mainly in the evaluation of pasture consortium (Poaceae /Fabaceae), growth analysis in forage plants of animal interest and allelopathy of Pastures. The main terms related to its bibliographic production are related to: allelochemicals, pasture consortium, pasture recuperation, medicinal plants, tropical legumes, Brachiaria spp. In her academic interactions, she has published 9 scientific articles in national / international journals and more than 90 papers published in Event Annals. Participates as an evaluator of development projects in 3 institutions / agencies; She issues ad hoc opinions for 12 indexed scientific journals. She is currently the academic editor of the scientific journal European Journal of Medicinal Plants.
Roberta Cristiane Ribeiro(Research Area)
Zoothecny, focusing on Handling and Conservation of Pastures, acting on the following subjects: Brachiaria humidicola, allelopathy, legume, consortium and nitrogen. Use of medicinal plants by populations in central-western Brazil
University of El Oued
Prof. Touhami LANEZ is a Professor at the University of El Oued, Algeria and Vice-Rector in charge of higher education, university rehabilitation and scientific research. Prof. Touhami LANEZ is the head of Laboratory of Valorisation and Technology of Sahara Resources (VTRS) at the University of El Oued (Algeria). He majored in organic chemistry at the University of Constantine, Algeria in 1985, and received a PhD in organic chemistry from the faculty of sciences at Strathclyde University, Great Britain in 1989. He is an editor and Co-editor of more than 10 international English journals. His research activities are focused on organometallic synthesis, electroanalytical chemistry, pharmacological sciences and antioxidant activity using electrochemical techniques. He is an inventor of a patent on measuring antioxidant activity owned by El Oued University and he authored more than 10 books.
Touhami Lanez(Research Area)
TCAM Research Section
Mohammad Kamil: PhD; DSc Chartered Chemist (London); Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry London, is Head TCAM Research Section, Zayed Complex for Herbal Research & Trad.Medicine, Health Regulation Division, Health Authority â€“Abu Dhabi, UAE .He is recipient of Common Wealth Award-London; Convention Award of Chemical Society-India; Academic Exchange Fellowship from Association of Common Wealth Universities -London; and Global award on Unani Medicine and various other prestigious honors & awards. Worked as in charge of Drug lab.MoH India, Professor at Jamia Hamdard University,. More than 350 papers and abstracts in reputed journals and international conferences are at his credit; chaired a no. of International Scientific sessions and presented invited talks as plenary and invited speaker at various International conferences / symposia. Associated with publication of many books; Author of a book besides five chapters in different books; Research work cited widely in books e.g. Advance in research, Chapman and Hall, London, New York;
Mohammad Kamil(Research Area)
Pharmacognosy, Medicinal Plants
Near East University
Ali Hikmet Mericli(Biography)
In 1969 he entered Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy and was graduated in 1973.Subsequently he joined the assistant staff of the Pharmacognosy Department of Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy. He got his Ph. Degree in 1978 and in 1984 he won the title of associated proffessor, six years later than that, in 1990, he was given the professor title.Between 1978-1979 (10 months) as a scholar of DAAD, in Pharmacognosy Department of Free University with Prof. Dr. Rudolf Haensel, Berlin, Germany.Between 1987-1988 (1 year) as a scholar of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Organic Chemistry Department of Berlin Technical University With Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Bohlmann, Berlin, Germany.In 1991 (3 months) as a scholar of Spanish Government, in Natural Organic Compounds Research Institute with Dr. Gabriel de la Fuente, Tenerife, Spain.Between 1994-1995 (8 months) and 2004-2005 (3 months) as a scholar of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Pharmacognosy and Analytic Phytochemistry Department of Saarland University with Prof. Dr. Hans Becker, SaarbrÃ¼cken, Germany.In 1997 (2 months) with a Nato Collaborative ResearchGrant, in 1999 (3 months) and 1999-2000 ( 8 months) as post doc in Institute for Natural Products Research of The University of Georgia With Prof. Dr. S. William Pelletier, Athens, U.S.A.In 2006 (2 months) with a Istanbul University Research Fund Ability and 2010 (3 months) as a scholar of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Pharmacognosy and Analytic Phytochemistry Department of Saarland University with Prof. Dr. Alexandra K. Kiemer, SaarbrÃ¼cken, Germany.Between 1996-2013 he repeatedly gave lectures in phytotherapy courses in many cities of Turkey. Between 2003-2012 he worked as Head of Pharmacognosy in Faculty of Pharmacy, Istanbul University.Since September 2013, he is working at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Near East University in Cyprus.
Ali Hikmet Mericli(Research Area)
California South University
Prof. Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Full Professor and Academic Tenure of Chemistry at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management, Oncology, Human Cancer Tissues and Synchrotron Radiation from Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and also in Nanochemistry and Modern Molecular Electronicâ€“Structure Computations Theory from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. His research interests include Biophysical Chemistry, Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Modern Electronic Structure Computations, Theoretical Chemistry, Mathematical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modelling, Ab initio & Density Functional Methods, Molecular Structure, Biochemistry, Molecular Simulation, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Oncology, Synchrotron Radiation, LASER, Antiâ€“Cancer Nano Drugs, Nano Drugs Delivery, ATRâ€“FTIR Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Intelligent Molecules, Molecular Dynamics, Biosensors, Biomarkers, Molecular Diagnostics, Numerical Chemistry, Nucleic Acids, DNA/RNA Monitoring, DNA/RNA Hypermethylation, Human Cancer Tissues, Human Cancer Cells, Tumors, Cancer Tissues, Cancer Cells, etc. He has participated at more than one hundred fifty reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Journals. It should be noted that he has visited many universities or scientific and academic research institutes in different countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Russia, Estonia, Turkey, France, Swiss, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, China, India, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, etc. as research fellow, sabbatical and volunteer researcher or visitor and so on heretofore. He has a history of several years of teaching for college students and various disciplines and trends in different universities. Moreover, he has been a senior advisor in various industry and factories. He is expert in many computer programs and programming languages. Hitherto, he has authored more than twenty books and book chapters in different fields of Chemistry. Syne, he has been awarded more than seven hundreds reputed international awards, prizes, scholarships and honors. Heretofore, he has multiple editorial duties in many reputed international journals, books and publishers. Hitherward, he is a member of more than two hundreds reputed international academicâ€“scientificâ€“research institutes around the world. In addition, he is member of the Nobel committee for Chemistry. It should be noted that he is currently the President of American International Standards Institute (AISI), Irvine, California, USA and also Director of the BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA
Alireza Heidari(Research Area)
Biophysical Chemistry,Biomolecular Spectroscopy,Quantum Chemistry,Nanochemistry,Modern Electronic Structure Computations,Theoretical Chemistry,Mathematical Chemistry,Computational Chemistry,Vibrational Spectroscopy,Molecular Modelling,Ab initio & Density FunctionalMethods,MolecularStructure,Biochemistry,Molecular Simulation,Pharmaceutical Chemistry,Medicinal Chemistry,Oncology,Synchrotron Radiation,LASER,Antiâ€“Cancer Nano Drugs,Nano Drugs Delivery,ATRâ€“FTIR Spectroscopy,Raman Spectroscopy,Intelligent Molecules,Molecular Dynamics,Biosensors,Biomarkers,Molecular Diagnostics,Numerical Chemistry,Nucleic Acids,DNA/RNA Monitoring,DNA/RNA Hypermethylation,Human Cancer Tissues,Human Cancer Cells,Tumors,Cancer Tissues,Cancer Cells