Dr. Viveca Giongo is a researcher at Center for Technological Development in Health at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, and professor at the school of medicine, Estacio University. During her Ph.D. thesis in biochemistry at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, she produced attenuated rotavirus and HSV particles using high hydrostatic pressure as an innovative method to obtain immunogenic viral particles. As post-doctoral at Federal Fluminense University she develops preclinical assays to identify marine terpenes and quinones derivatives as antiviral compounds against HSV and HIV. During her research fellowship in the Università Degli Studi di Napoli, she coupled terpenes and quinones in liposomes and dendrimers proving new delivery systems of marine drugs. Since 2007 she has been publishing about natural and synthetic antiviral compounds with strong inhibition upon latent diseases and now she is developing nanoparticles modified as treatment and vaccine models to zika virus.
: Center for Technological Development in Health; School of Medicine, Estacio University
T. Durai Ananda Kumar has obtained M. Pharm from JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty. He has more than 10 years of teaching experience. He taught different pharmaceutical chemistry subjects at UG and PG level. His research activities focus on the design and synthesis of heterocycles, molecular modeling studies and generalization of synthetic and analytical chemical reactions using Design of Experiments (DoE) approach. He has guided 15 M. Pharm students and has 14 research publications in reputed national and international journals. He is on editorial board of Research and Reviews: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research and Reviews: Journal of Pharmacology. He has authored 2 books, entitled ‘Elementary Pharmacoinformatics’ and ‘Experimental Organic and Medicinal Chemistry- Principles and Practice’. He is a life member of APTI.
: Gokaraju Rangaraju College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, India
I was awarded International Fellowship by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR-IF) to carry out my PhD study in Chungbuk National University, South Korea. My Ph.D focused on exploring the biodiversity analysis of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and associated endobacteria to enhance plant salt stress tolerance. Prior to that, I worked as a senior research fellow at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India after completing my Masters in Agricultural Microbiology in the same institute. I have gained more experience on soil Microbiology and in plant microbe interaction during my studies.
Dr. Vikas Shrivastava, PhD is presently working as Associate Professor in Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior. He obtained Master’s degree in Applied Biochemistry from Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Jiwaji University and PhD in Biochemistry from Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Jiwaji University. He has 14 years of teaching & research experience. He has 33 research papers to his credit in various journals of International and National repute. He has presented papers in various national/ International Conferences and received various awards. He has written two laboratory manual for biotechnology students. He has also organized various International & National scientific events. Presently Dr. Shrivastava is involved in the designing and synthesis of multifunctional nanomaterials by chemical & biological route & its application in clinical & non-clinical studies. He is member of various International and National Scientific bodies.
Manish Asthana is in Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur on a postdoctoral position in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has recently completed his first postdoctorate from Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He received his Doctoral degree in Life Science in 2013 from University of Wuerzburg, Germany. In 2009, he finished his Master’s degree in Cognitive Science from University of Allahabad, India. In June 2009, he moved to International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad as a research assistant and in November 2009, he had been selected as a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Cognitive Science Laboratory, University of Hyderabad, India. In December 2009, he has been offered a PhD position in University of Würzburg. He has conducted research mainly in the area of associative fear learning and its modulation. The development and introduction of novel methods such as behavioral, transcranial direct current stimulation, and genetic was a particular focus of his work. Other highly interesting fields of research were investigations of early biomarkers for anxiety and related disorders, e.g. startle, skin conductance response (SCR), heart-rate variability, blood pressure, etc. for the assessment of early detection of anxiety or related disorders. Currently, he is in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He currently resides in Kanpur, India.
Dr. Anil Philip is currently working as Associate professor, Pharmaceutics in University of Nizwa, Oman. His research objectives and achievements have been in controlling/modifying the release of small/large molecules targeted to GI space using asymmetric membrane capsules. He has worked extensively in the field of controlled/ modified drug release systems, and possess rich experience in digging the root cause and finding solutions thereof for superior drug delivery systems. Currently, his lab is focusing on developing nano drug delivery systems, which can be targeted to the various body organs. His recent book chapter in Wiley address the same issue. He has guided 19 master students and his biography features in Marquis “Who is Who in Healthcare”, USA.
Completed M.Pharm from Biju Pattnaik University of Technology, Odisha and then done Ph.D in Pharmacy from school of Pharmaceutical Sciences, SOA University, Bhubaneswar. He is having 9 years of experience.He has published 30 research articles and one book to his credit. He is serving as editorial board member for various journals of International repute. He has presented many papers in national and International conferences.
Professor Dr Neeraj Bedi,
Professor Dr Neeraj Bedi, is associated with TAU, Guyana, South America as Adjunct Faculty / Faculty Jazan University, SA and Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, has 27 years of teaching, training experience in Public Health. He has guided, supervised as Academician for social welfare of 85 Master of Public Health , PhD students enrolled from Africa, Middle East, South America, Asia. His innovative teaching method is e-learning and Problem Solving. He has about 67 publications in various national and international journals of repute with 1433 citations. He received many awards like “Teaching Excellence”, “Jewel of India”, “Eminent Citizen of India” and “Healthcare Excellence Award” in the Public Health domains.