Professor, Academician Aristidis Tsatsakis, PhD, ERT, DSc, FATS, DHonC, DHonC, DHonC, HonProf, FMRAS, FMWAS is the Director of the Department of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences of the Medical School at the University of Crete and the University Hospital of Heraklion. Prof Tsatsakis has published well over 1000 works (articles in journals, books and abstracts proceedings), over 500 of them in ISI journals. He is the holder of several patents and has an extensive array of citations (over 12,000 GS) and reads /downloads (over 80,000 RG) of his papers. His current IF index is 54 (GS) and 43 (ISI). Prof Tsatsakis has given over 200 keynote and plenary lectures in international
congresses and has been the promoter and chair of numerous Symposiums and workshops in International Forum. He has coordinated as a PI in over 60 scientific research and technology projects and has established worldwide collaborations. Prof. Tsatsakis has a long-standing activity as Editor in toxicology journals, he is currently Editor in chief of Toxicology Reports and editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology and has served as editor and guest editor in many other journals, such as Toxicology, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Toxicology Letters. Aristides Tsatsakis was elected EUROTOX President-Elect in 2012 served as President (2014-2016) of the Federation of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology. Prof. Tsatsakis is Emeritus Professor for the Federal Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology in Moscow (2014), Doctor Honorary Causa of the Mendeleev Moscow University (2016), of the Far East Federal University (FEFU), Vladivostok 2017 and of the Carol Davila, in Bucharest (2017). In 2016 he was elected Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Russia (FMRAS), in 2017 Foreign Member of Fellow Academy of Toxicological Sciences (FATS, USA) and in 2018 Full Member of The World Academy of Sciences (FMWAS). In 2017 he was elected Honorary Member of Bulgarian Toxicology Society and in 2018 Honorary President of the European Institute of Nutritional Medicine (E.I.Nu.M.) and Honorary Member of EUROTOX. Aristides Tsatsakis is also the inspirator, founder and chief scientific leader of the University of Crete spin-off Company ToxPlus S.A. The main research interests of Professor Tsatsakis include biomonitoring and risk assessments of xenobiotics as well as links of chronic exposure to them at low doses with health problems and diseases. He developed numerous biomarkers of exposure and of effects for various chemicals, in particular pesticides, pharmaceuticals, etc., uncovering the mechanistic understanding of the mode of action and adverse outcome pathways leading to clinical effects and chronic diseases (metabolic, autoimmune, cancer etc.) Professor Tsatsakis’ long-standing public activities in disseminating science for safety health and wellbeing of the society and the environment have often been endorsed and awarded by state and municipal authorities. His motivation and basic concept highlights the important role of academia involvement in social life problems. The postulation of real-life risks simulation based on low dose combined long term exposures related to health issues, is a crucial element and the central driving force for application of theory to practice on safety evaluations in 21 century.
Anna Radominska-Pandya, a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UAMS, is the Editor in Chief for Drug Metabolism Review. She received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. She published 175 papers in peer-reviewed journals and received thirteen R01 grants from NIH and DoD. Research interests include: regulation and suppression of human UGTs and their role as anti-proliferative agents in cancers, interactions between UGTs and cannabinoid receptors, delivery of UGT genes and drugs into cancers using nanomaterial, and the roles of UGTs in biotransformaing drugs including marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids.
Dr. Jim Clarke is currently a Professor of the Practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.
In August of 2019 he will become an Adjunct Professor in both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Jim’s research interests are in the areas of sustainable and resilient environmental protection, nuclear environmental engineering, environmental risk analysis and performance assessment, the investigation, remediation and long-term management of contaminated sites, and the environmental consequences of energy choices.
Jim was a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) former Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials and was its lead member for decommissioning and risk-informed regulation. He is also a former consultant to the NRC Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards and its subcommittee on Radiation Protection and Nuclear Materials. Jim also served on the National Academy of Science Committees on Remediation of Buried and Tank Waste and Tritium Releases from Nuclear Power Plants.. He is a peer reviewer for the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Academies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several journals and book publishers.
Professor Clarke has over 45 years of professional experience with over 200 publications and presentations. He received a Ph.D. in theoretical chemical physics from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in chemistry with honors from Rockford College (now Rockford University).
Master in Environmental Management Engineering received her Graduate of Science in Chemistry Engineering from Barcelona University, Post degree Occupational Health Safety from Suffolk University, PhD Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). Currently, she is Director of Occupational Hygienist Health Safety in Hospital Bellvitge (ICS) the main health institution in Spain. Her research and work focus on preventing harmful exposures and creating healthy environments at work. Previous, Dra. Orriols was Technical Officer Occupational Health & Safety in National Occupational Safety and Health (INSHT) at the Spanish Government. She is Auditor. Her research interests include:1)occupational&environmental exposure assessment for studies of human health risks;2)intervention research to prevent illness and injury and promote healthy environments in healthcare;3)methods to integrate occupational&environmental health and safety into production and consumption of goods and services. Dra. Orriols has spoken, written and testified extensively on health issues, including indoor air quality (specially surgical hume),prevention of blood borne exposures,radiations exposures, as well as about the effects of work organization
Dai-Yeun Jeong is presently the Director of Asia Climate Change Education Center and an Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sociology at Jeju National University in South Korea. He received BA and MA Degree in Sociology from Korea University (South Korea), and PhD in Environmental Sociology from The University of Queensland (Australia). He was a Professor of Sociology at Jeju National University (South Korea) from 1981 to 2012. His past major professional activities include a Teaching Professor at the University of Sheffield in UK, the President of Asia-Pacific Sociological Association, a Delegate of South Korean Government to UNFCCC, a Delegate of South Korean Government to OECD Environmental Meeting, and a Member of Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development, Republic of Korea, etc. He has published 60 environment-related research papers in domestic and international journals and 13 books including Environmental Sociology. He has conducted 91 unpublished environment-related research projects funded by domestic and international organizations.
Sermin Tetik has completed her PhD at the 2003 years from University of Marmara (Istanbul-Turkey). She is an academician at the same University in IstanbulTurkey as an Associated Professor and Project Director of a research team focusing on thrombosis -hemostasis area and she completed before 6 months in Cyprus as a Founder (vice-Dean) of a new Pharmacy Faculty at University of International Cyprus. She has published more than 20 papers and 50 international abstracts in reputed journals and conferences and is serving as an Editorial Board Member of repute.
Dr Huiqin Yang joined the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG) from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York. She is a Senior Research Fellow at PenTAG, with over 13 years research experience in Health Services Research. She has undertaken a range of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) projects for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) HTA Programme, including multiple therapeutic technology appraisals, single therapeutic technology appraisals, diagnostic imaging technology assessments, and prognostic technology assessments in several clinical areas. These areas include advanced breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, osteoporosis, scoliosis, psoriasis, type 1 Gaucher disease, rheumatoid arthritis, childhood obesity, psoriatic arthritis and prenatal fetal RhD status detection.
Dr Yang has a PhD in Medical Decision Making and an MSc. in Evidence Based Practice (Health Services Research) from the University of York. She has published a number of original papers that contribute to the methodological development of medical decision making research.
Dr Yang is Deputy Director of Peninsula Technology Assessment Group at the University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS). She is responsible for the leadership and management of the systematic review team at PenTAG, the health technology assessment group at UEMS.
Dr Yang is an Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research. She is a member of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group, the Cochrane Prognosis Methods Group, the Cochrane Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis Methods Group, and the European Society for Medical Decision Making.
Zeliha Selamoglu is a Professor in Medical Biology department of Nigde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey. She earned her PhD in Biology from Inonu University, She has published over 110 peerreviewed journal articles with over 1200 citations and many technical reports. She is a member of Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine: Associate Membership and European association for cancer research. She has served as Editorial Board member for many Journals.
Dr. D. K. Dhawan is presently working as a Professor in the department of Biophysics and also worked as chairman department of Biophysics, Coordinator of Centre for Nuclear Medicine as well as Centre for Medical Physics at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Professor Dhawan completed his M.Sc. (Honors) in Biophysics from P. U. in the year 1978 and Ph.D. from PGIMER, Chandigarh, in the year 1984. Prior to Ph.D., he worked as a trainee in Radiation Medicine Centre of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai and was awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Radioisotopes Techniques. His research areas are neurodegeneration, cancer and toxicology. He has published 176 research articles, out of which 140 are cited in Scopus. Prof. Dhawan has supervised 33 Ph.D. and 42 M.Sc. theses during 30 years of his research career. He is a Fellow of Indian College of Nuclear Medicine and Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists.
Ms. Parisa Ziarati is a hardworking researcher since she has published some 125 research articles in some leading technical and scientific journals. She is the author of 3 books. She has delivered 135 lectures at national and international conferences on relevant subjects, primarily environmental chemistry. She has also supervised 95 masterâ€™s theses and mediated 81 theses as an advisor. She has also published several papers on new findings in phytoremediation, a topic of current and original research attracting commercial interest. Moreover, she has worked exhaustively on turning low cost wastes products (food, agricultural, forestry, industrial and mine wastes) into a valuable resources for water/wastewater remediation and pollution prevention. It is notable that remediation of contaminated soils by heavy metals and organics, detoxification and removal of heavy metals from foods, including rice and vegetables by adsorbents/bio-sorbents is her current research passion.