Athanassakis Irene is the Member of postgraduate programs in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine, Protein Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology and Bioethics. â€¢ Member of the Steering Committee of the MSc in Protein Biotechnology, â€¢ Member of the ELKE Plenary since the Academic Year 2008-09 until today. â€¢ Vice-Chairman of the Research Committee since October 2011.â€¢ Member of the â€œMedical Alumni Associationâ€ (MAA), Canada. â€¢ Member of the "Hellenic Society of Immunology" (EAE) â€¢ Member of the â€œInternational Society for Immunology of Reproductionâ€ â€¢ Member of â€œSociety for the Study of Reproductionâ€ â€¢ Member of the â€œAlps Adria Society for Immunology of Reproductionâ€ â€¢ Member of the â€œHellenic Endometriosis Societyâ€ â€¢ Member of the â€œEarly Pregnancy Society
Prof. Danny Gohel completed his Clinical Chemistry degree in USAand obtained his PhD at the University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Associate Vice-President (Academic Development) at the Tung Wah College, Hong Kong. His research interests are in the areas of Bladder cancer Ã¢â‚¬â€œ immunopathobiology; Glycosaminoglycans; Nano-magnetic particles; Rare cell isolation; Renal stone disease; Heavy metal detection; Traditional Chinese medicine Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Therapeutic evidences. He has been involved in the area of Ageing and health through the application of smart wristband for diabetics and promotion of positive ageing.
Dr. Abbas is a consultant general and laparoscopic surgeon and head of general surgery department at National Guard hospital, AL Madina, KSA.
Assistant professor of clinical surgery / Tiabah University /Al Madina / KSA.
Graduated from university of Khartoum /Sudan in 1982 and obtained the fellowship of the royal college of surgeon /Ireland 1n 1990 and the fellowship of the American college of surgeons and the international college of surgeons, USA.
Actively involved in training of surgical residents and he is the director of the Saudi council training program in general surgery at the National Guard hospital, Al Madina and examiner for the Saudi council for health specialization in general surgery.
Organizer and director of the basic and advanced laparoscopic training courses at National Guard hospital, Al Madina.
Member of the editorial board and reviewer in many international medical journals.
Member of many international academic associations and societies of general and laparoscopic surgery and member of the international federation of obesity and metabolic surgery.
Active researcher with more than 50 scientific papers published in different international medical journals.
Recently awarded by the National Health Affairs of KSA for his effort in consolidation of zero SSI and no harm policies.
Dr. Yury Evgeny Razvodovsky is currently holding the position of Head of the Department in the Institute of Biochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Professor of International Academy of Sobriety. He has worked as associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a senior research scientist in the Scientific Laboratory (Alcohol and Drug-Related Problems Research Group) at the Grodno State Medical University (Belarus). He has published more than 1000 papers in English and Russian language and 30 monographs. He is a founding member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM), presiding member of the International Academy of Sobriety (IAS), national representative for Belarus of World Suicidology Net and is an active member of National Association of Psychiatrists. His research interests include different aspects of alcohol and drug-related problems.
Dr. Pongsak Rattanachaikunsopon is a Professor in the Department of Biological Science at University of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. He obtained Bachelor of Science in Radiological Technology at Mahidol University, Thailand and a Master of Science in Anatomy at Mahidol University, Thailand. He earned Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania USA. He has been awarded with Professor Sood Saengvichain Award for Best Research and Presentation in 13th Annual Meeting of the Society of Anatomy of Thailand in 1990, Professor Dr. Tab Nilanidhi Foundation Award for the outstanding graduate student in Anatomy in 1991 and Best Government Officer, The Ministry of Education in 2014. He serves as an Editorial board member of more than 10 international Journals.
Dr. Parichat Phumkhachorn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Science at Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand. She has completed her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at KhonKaen University, Thailand and Master of Science in Microbiology at Mahidol University, Thailand. She received her Ph.D. in Biology at KhonKaen University, Thailand. She serves as an Editorial board member of more than 10 international Journals.
Prof. Ehud Razin received his B.Sc.in Biology and M.Sc. in Microbiology from the Hebrew University and his Ph.D. in Immunology from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
Prof. Razin has for many years been a major contributor and leading scientist in the field of mast cell biology. In 1980, while most investigators used rat peritoneal mast cells as a model for study their function, he successfully developed a cultured mouse bone marrow derived system as a mast cells model1. This system still serves as the main tool for studying mast cell function.
Prof. Razinâ€™s long term goal has been to try to ascertain the regulation of gene transcription in mast cells due to their interaction with their growth factors and in response to trigger by immunological stimulus through their surface FCÎµRI receptors. His team has explored the relationship between aggregation of mast cell surface receptors and AP-1, USF2 and microphthalmia transcription factor (MITF) transcriptional activity. Prof. Razin continued to push the mast cell field ahead by discovering few years ago a new signaling pathway in mast cells and other cells which directly involved in gene regulation.
Ahmed Hegazi is currently a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the National Research Center, Egypt. Prof. Hegazi received his masterâ€™s degree in 1979 and his PhD in 1981. Hegazi's research work has been focused lately on bee products and their therapeutic effects.
Hegazi organized and contributed to national and international research projects since 1977 and up till now; he has been the principal investigator on multiple research projects within the National Research Center. He has published 222 scientific papers and articles in national and international journals. He also served on the board of multiple national and international scientific journals.
Dr. Hegazi is also the president of the Egyptian Environmental Society for Uses and Production of Bee Products, secretary of the Egyptian Society of Apitherapy, secretary general of the African Federation of Apiculture Associations, and a member of the International Apitherapy Commission.
Dr. El Hadji Seydou Mbaye was born in 1978 in Kaolack a region of Senegal. During 2008-2013, he earned his PhD in Biology and Human Pathologies with the collaboration of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) /WHO, Lyon (France). He was certified by the Federation International of Gynecology Obstetrics (FIGO), the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE, www.acoe.be), the Institute Catalan of Oncology (ICO) for cervical cancer prevention (Grade 10/10) in support of Continuing Medical Education for physicians. These credits are also recognized as Physicianâ€™s Recognition Award (AMA PRA Category 1 credits) by the American Medical Association. He was certified, by the United Nations for Basic Notion of Security on the Ground-Protection, Health and behavior, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)/World Health Organization, Lyon (France) for Safety Certificate. He has published 1 Book with a style of philosophical story. Author of the world program against cancer in low and middle incomes countries, he is lead author (first listed) of more than 90 peer-reviewed research articles published in reputed journals. He is a member of BCNet International Working Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)/World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr. Mbaye, has formed for free, more than 250 healthcare professionals for the techniques of cervical cancer screening in Senegal. He has appeared on local media, 2S TV, Mbour TV and Leeral.net.
Michael G Hanna has received his PhD in Experimental Pathology and Immunology from the University of Tennessee (TN, USA). He was a Consultant in NASA for the
lunar receiving laboratory during Apollo 11 and 12, for which his expertise in Immunology was used in the testing of the lunar core powder for immunogenic or pathogenic
materials. He has worked as the Director of the National Cancer Institute, Frederick Cancer Research Center (MD, USA) during 1974-83.
Dr. Zhengguo Xiao is an associate professor on immunology in the University of Maryland at College Park. He obtained a Master degree in Veterinary Immunology and Microbiology (1991) and PhD in Molecular Vet Bioscience (2004). Dr. Xiao was a post-doctoral fellow on immunology (University of Minnesota; 2004 to 2008), and moved to University of Maryland in 2008.The long-term goal of Xiao lab is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms for the generation of functional cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in vaccination and cancer therapy.In particular, Dr. Xiao is interested in the role of inflammatory cytokines in CTL activation. During his postdoctoral training at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Xiao and colleagues found that specific inflammatory cytokines such as IL-12 and type I interferon are required to provide the third signal for CTL activation and generation of functional memory CTLs during infections. After joining the University of Maryland in 2008, Dr. Xiao's research has been continuing in defining the role of third signal cytokines in CTL function, focusing on theirinteractions with important pathways, particularly those linked to cell growth and development such as mTOR and wnt signals. Recently, Xiao lab developed a project on CTL-derived exosomes. Using in vitro experiments, his group found that CTLs generate different types of exosomes in different stimulation environments, and exosomes secreted by fully activated CTLs can activate naive CTLs independent of antigen. Currently, they areexploringthe functions of CTL-derived exosomes and the mechanisms related to their action towards low-affinity CTLs, which may provide new targets for drug development to boost the efficacy of CTL immune therapy for chronic infections and cancers. Recently,Xiao lab has also initiated a study on mucosal immune responses to parasites using cattle naturally exposed to gastrointestinal nematodeOstertagiaOstertagi on pasture.