Lipid dispersions, liposomes, proteoliposomes, polyplexes, lipopolyplexes and other complexation carriers for nucleic acid delivery, Preformulation and drug delivery of Camptothecins and other sparingly soluble drugs, Expert reviewer of patents related to cationic lipids and their application to gene therapy, Error analysis of drug concentration in unit dosage forms.
Dr. Savva has graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy under the guidance of Dr. Leaf Huang in 1998. As a graduate student his research was focused on lipid and polymer interaction with cultured tumor cells, plasmid DNA and other smaller nucleic acid molecules. His early work as a principal investigator was focused on a priori design of pH-sensitive gene delivery system and provided few molecular descriptors, such as molecular elasticity,for lipid-mediated transfection activity. He was a tenured Professor at Long Island University until 2010.He is currently of Professor of Pharmaceutics at South University, School of Pharmacy at Savannah, Georgia. In 2006, he started a new initiative of research by applying hisbiophysical expertise in the study of Camptothecin-based molecules. He is a firm supporter of systematic research and not of random efforts of treating a disease. He applies concepts in physical chemistry to assess experimental system properties, predict drug molecular properties, bring to light novel formulation strategies for optimum delivery of therapeutic molecules, quantitatively rank carriers based on stability and activity performance, rationalize carrier selection and provide a mechanistic explanations into the improvement of delivery systems. In addition to his research in drug delivery, Dr. Savva conducts theoretical research on the broad topic of Mathematical Pharmaceutics.
University of Tokyo
Pharmacokinetics;Pharmacology; Transporter-mediated drug-drug interaction and MDR; ABC transporters; PEPTs, OATs and OATPs; Toxicology;
Kexin Liu received his B.S. degree in Clinical Medicine and M.S. degree in Pharmacology from Dalian medical University in China and Ph. D. degree in Pharmacy in The University of Tokyo (Laboratory of Yuichi Sugiyama, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences) in Japan. The focus of his research is on the molecular pharmacokinetics of transport in liver, intestine, kidney as well as transporter-mediated DDI and MDR.
University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Amit Kumar is currently Formulation Scientist at Charles River Laboratories, Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, USA. He obtained Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics in 2013 from the College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin, Texas. He is a member of scientific societies including American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists; Delaware Bioscience Association; Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (2003), and Indian Society for Technical Education (2005). He is reviewer for Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy; AAPS PharmScitech; Journal of Controlled Release; Molecular Pharmaceutics; Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces; Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine; International Journal of Nanomedicine; Research and Reports in Transdermal Drug Delivery; Clinical, Cosmetic And Investigational Dermatology; Vaccine: Development and Therapy; Elsevier (Book proposals); American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist (Abstract screener). He is also in editorial board for SOJ Vaccine Research, Journal of Molecular Pharmaceutics & Organic Process Research and MOJ Bioequivalence & Bioavailability. He is an author for many peer reviewed publications and a book chapter.
An academic, researcher, and leader in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical care. Contributed as founding member in the development from scratch of two internationally recognized faculties of pharmacy (School of Pharmacy at the University of Auckland, and College of Pharmacy at Qatar University), and developed (and taught) pharmacy practice courses and curricula. Has expert knowledge of the requirements for a program to reach accreditation standards and worked diligently to link academia with stakeholders to ensure seamless and relevant teaching, training, and application. Inspirational teacher and role model for students. Introduced Pharmaceutical Care in undergraduate courses in two faculties of pharmacies. Developed and coordinated Continuing Professional Pharmacy Development courses and acquired significant expertise in the accreditation processes of CPD programs.
Socioeconomics Research on Pharmaceutical Products & Services, Medicines Policy & Supply Management Issues, Pharmacoepidemiology and Quality of Life Studies, Socio-behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy & Health Practices.
Dr Mohamed Izham is a Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy at College of Pharmacy, Qatar University. He obtained his PhD degree in Pharmacy Administration from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science (PCPS), Philadelphia, USA in 1995. Dr. Izham has supervised and/or participated in the training of over 70 MSc and PhD graduate students from 14 countries. He has published 12 books and more than 250 articles. He won the 2015 Qatar University Scopus Medical & Health Sciences Scientist Award. He has also functioned in multiple consultant roles to government in Malaysia, Sudan, Mongolia, Qatar, and non-governmental bodies at national and international levels (WHO, HAI). He was formerly a Professor at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia and College of Pharmacy, Qassim University, Al-Qassim, KSA.
Solid dosage form development, SDD drug delovery system,Wet granulation process,Powder properties of API and granules,Development of biologics,Protein stability,Interfacial behavior of proteins,Protein aggregation
Jinjiang Li is currently a senior principal scientist at the Department of Drug Product Science and Technology of Britol-Myers Squibb. He obtained a Ph.D. in physical chemistry of macromolecular from McGill University at Montreal, Canada. After completing his Ph.D., he pursueed further postdocotral traininng with prof. Zografi at School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Jinjiang has been working with various pharmaceutical companies for over fifteen years. His experience includes solid dosage form development, drug delivery using SDDs, polymer based delivery systems, devlopment of biological drugs, protein stability and interfacial behavior of proteins, as well as wet granulation and spray drying processes. Jinjiag Li published extensively in many journals. Currently, his research focus on the fundamental understanding of physical behavior of proteins in solution and at interfaces related to drug development. Addionally he is also interesed in understanding of SDDs delivery systems by measuring their free volume change under stability conditions. Jinjiang Li is a member of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
Sharad B Murdande
University of Connecticut
Mohamed El Houseiny El Sebeay Shams
Oman Pharmacy Institute
Clinical Pharmacokinetics and therapeutic drug monitoring, Clinical Pharmacogenetics,Disease Managmenet and Pharmaceutical Care,Prevention of Medication errors,Biopharmaceutics,Pharmacy practice and dosage forms
Dr. Mohamed El Houseiny El Sebeay Shams is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Mansoura in Egypt and a Head of the Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, Oman Pharmacy Institute in Oman where he teaches courses dealing with professional practice and patient care. He earned his Ph.D. from the Faculties of Pharmacy and Medicine at Johannes Gutenburg University of Mainz in Germany (with honor). Prof. Dr. Mohamed E. E. Shams is actively involved in different research and academic activities. His pharmacy experience includes practice in patient care, clinical pharmacogenetics, clinical pharmacokinetics, therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacoeconomics, medications errors, drug-interactions, long term care and hospital settings. His current research interests include therapeutic drug monitoring of psychoactive and antidepressant drugs; phenotyping and genotyping of drug metabolism to guide pharmacotherapy in psychiatry; detection of gene deletions, mutations or multiplications of metabolizing enzymes; detection of drug interactions; pharmaceutical care of patients suffering from chronic illnesses like hepatocellular carcinoma, non alcoholic stetohepatitis (NASH), epilepsy and diabetes mellitus; e-prescribing; measuring the rate of therapeutic adherence to medications and innovative medicines, technologies and approaches for improving patients’ healthcare. Dr. Mohamed E.E. Shams is an associate editor of the journal (Journal der Pharmazie Forschung), and a reviewer to many international journals. He is an active member of Asian Council of Science Editors and has many papers and projects either presented or published in reputed journals. He is now an internationally recognized expert in many areas of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutics.
Addis Ababa University
Dr. Fekadu Fullas obtained a B.Sc. degree in pharmacy in 1980 from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He then received a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacognosy/natural products chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy in 1992 followed by a post-doctoral four-year stint at the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), North Carolina. His research at RTI involved cancer drug discovery from natural product sources. While at RTI, he was promoted to a Research Chemist position. Since 1997, he has been working as a clinical pharmacist at Unity Point Health-St. Lukes in Sioux City, Iowa. In addition, he is a preceptor of research for post-graduate pharmacy residents at the same institution. He is credited with over 100 publications (books, book chapters, review articles, peer-reviewed research manuscripts and popular articles) covering research areas in medicinal chemistry, natural products, clinical aspects of pharmacy and topics in traditional medicine.
Gul Majid Khan
Design, Fabrication, Formulation and Evaluation of Controlled-Release & Targeted Drug Delivery Systems; Nanoparticles, Liposomes/Niosomes/ Transfersomes/ Vesicles as Drug Delivery Systems, Topical /Dermal / Transdermal Drug Delivery, Bio-availability & Bio-equivalence Studies on Drug Formulations, Investigating New Indigenous Natural Products for the Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasisand other Tropical Skin Diseases, Antimicrobial Studies of Known Ethno-medicinal Plants.
Richard Zhong-ming QIAN
Fudan University School of Pharmacy
Neuropharmacology, Brain Iron and Neurodegenerative Disorders, Hepcidin, Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine-based Products for Treatment of Iron-associated Diseases
Zhong Ming Qian received his M.D. degree in Pathophysiology at Peking University Medical College of PRC in 1981 and Ph.D. degree in Physiology at the University of Western Australia in 1993. His doctorate research on the mechanisms of iron uptake by mammalian cells was under the direction of Prof. Evan Morgan. He took a position as a lecturer in the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November 1993, and then worked as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor at the same University until 2012. Since Sept. of 2012, He has been serving as a Chair Professor at Fudan University School of Pharmacy, Shanghai, PRC. In addition, he was a Visiting Professor of Yale University (2008-2009) and a Ph.D. joint-supervisor of Peking University (2001- 2006), Zhejiang University (1999-2004) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (2001-2008). His research interests are in the areas of brain iron metabolism, metal transport proteins, and the role of brain iron in neurodegeneration.
Acharya Nagarjuna University
Equilibria in solution, Ultrasonic studies, Spectrophotometric and Chromatographic determinations of drugs
C. Rambabu joined the University service as Lecturer in 1978 and was promoted as Reader in 1990 and Professor in 1998. He has 38 years of teaching experience in the University in which 18 years as Professor. He has obtained his Ph.D. in the field of Chemistry from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Served as Professor of Chemistry ,Principal , University College of Sciences, Principal, ANU College of Architecture and Planning and Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Special Officer, University P.G. Centre at Nuzvid, Chairman, BOS for P.G Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry, M.Sc Oils and Fats, ANU, Head of the department of chemistry and Bio-chemistry at P.G. Centre, Nuzvid. His main research areas of interests are complex equilibria in solution, Ultrasonic studies, Spectrophotometric and Chromatographic determinations of drugs.
Saint James School of Medicine
study of epidemiology, diagnosis, immunology and control of communicable diseases of clinical and public health significance.
Sanyaolu is a Medical Microbiologist with over 20 years of work experience in the area of public health, clinical and teaching duties. His expertise and research interest lies in the area of clinical and public health microbiology with specialized focus on communicable diseases (infectious / tropical diseases). Dr. Sanyaolu worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of Global Health Communicable Diseases at the College of Public Health, Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, Tampa Florida; also during this period, he worked as a Healthcare Specialist with the Veterans’ Administration (VA) healthcare centre in Tampa Florida. His career experience includes laboratory diagnosis for communicable diseases, teaching / training and research. His public health work experience includes epidemiological surveillance, intervention, outbreak investigation, infectious diseases prevention and control, as well as project coordination and management. He is a member of many professional associations in the UK, Canada and the US.
Mohammed Hussain A Abutaleb
Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy; Health Promotion; Chronic Disease State Management; Diabetes And Cardiovascular Risks Management; Anticoagulation Prophylaxis And Management Services
Statistical applications in X-ray Crystallography, Direct methods for medium sized molecules and macromolecules, Bioinformatics- Molecular modeling and drug design, Molecular dynamics simulation, Phytochemical screening of herbs and ioslation of active compounds
Om Prakash Katare
Phospholipid-Structured Drug Delivery Systems, Liposomes, Nanoparticles and Organogels
Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences
El Rasheed Salim
Ministry of Industry
Boukhatem Mohamed Nadjib
University of Blida 1
As an Associate Professor in Biology (Doctorate of Sciences in Biotechnology) in the Department of Biology and Cell Physiology of University Blida 1 (Algeria) and a member of the Laboratory of Natural Compounds and Ethnobotany at the High Normal School University (Algiers, Algeria),