Ananda M. Chakrabarty -Ph.D. is a Bengali American microbiologist, scientist, and researcher, most notable for his work in directed evolution and his role in developing a genetically engineered organism using plasmid transfer while working at GE. Prof. Chakrabarty genetically engineered a new species of Pseudomonas bacteria (”the oil-eating bacteria”) in 1971 while working for the Research & Development Centre at General Electric Company in Schenectady, New York. At the time, four known species of oil-metabolizing bacteria were known to exist, Prof. Chakrabarty discovered a method for genetic cross-linking that fixed all four plasmid genes in place and produced a new, stable, bacteria species (now called pseudomonas putida) capable of consuming oil one or two orders of magnitude faster than the previous four strains of oil-eating microbes. The new microbe, which Chakrabarty called “multi-plasmid hydrocarbon-degrading Pseudomonas,” could digest about two-thirds of the hydrocarbons that would be found in a typical oil spill. The bacteria drew international attention when he applied for a patent—the first-ever patent for living organism. He was initially denied the patent by the Patent Office because it was thought that the patent code precluded patents on living organisms. Prof. Chakrabarty’s landmark research has since paved the way for many patents on genetically modified micro-organisms and other life forms and catapulted him into the international spotlight. Currently, his lab is working on elucidating the role of bacterial cupredoxins and cytochromes in cancer regression and arresting cell cycle progression. He has isolated a bacterial protein, azurin, with potential antineoplastic properties. He has expanded his lab’s work to include multiple microbiological species, including Neisseria, Plasmodia, and Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. In 2001, Prof. Chakrabarty founded a company, CDG Therapeutics, (incorporated in Delaware) which holds proprietary information related to five patents generated by his work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Chakrabarty is currently a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Apart from being an eminent scientist, Ananda Chakrabarty has been an advisor to judges, governments, and the UN. As one of the founding members of a UNIDO Committee that proposed the establishment of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), he has been a member of its Council of Scientific Advisors ever since. He has also served the Stockholm Environment Institute of Sweden. He has been on the Scientific Advisory Board of many academic institutions such as the Michigan Biotechnology Institute, the Montana State University Centre for Biofilm Engineering, the Centre for Microbial Ecology at the Michigan State University, and the Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network based in Calgary, Canada. Dr. Chakrabarty has also served as a member of NIAG, the NATO Industrial Advisory Group based in Brussels, Belgium. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Einstein Institute for Science, Health and the Courts, where he participates in judicial education. More recently, he has been involved in international judicial work, serving as a Scientific Advisor for meetings in Hawaii and Ottawa, Canada, organized by the Supreme Court of Canada. For his work in genetic engineering technology, he was awarded the civilian Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2007.
Desineni “Subbaram” Naidu received MTech and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering (with specialization in Control Systems Engineering), from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. Dr. Naidu taught, visited and/or conducted research at IIT; as National Research Council (NRC) Senior Research Associate at Guidance and Control Division at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; Old Domain University, Norfolk, VA; as Professor, Associate Dean and Director, School of Engineering at Idaho State University and Measurement and Control Engineering Research Center, Pocatello, Idaho; as National Research Council (NRC) Senior Research Associate at Center of Excellence in Advanced Flight Research at United States (US) Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio; as Visiting Research Fellow at Center of Excellence for Ships and Ocean Structures at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; as Academic Guest at Measurement and Control Laboratory at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland; as Visiting Professor at Nantong University, Nanton, China; Visiting Research Professor at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics at the University of South Australia in Adelaide; Jiangsu College of Information Technology, Jiangsu, China; as Visiting Professor at the Center for Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China; as Visiting Professor at the Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, Shanghai, China and as Satish Dhawan Endowed Visiting Professor at Indian Inst. of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India. Since August 2014, Professor Naidu has been with University of Minnesota Duluth as Minnesota Power Jack Rowe Endowed Chair. Professor Naidu received twice the Senior National Research Council (NRC) Associateship award from the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and is an elected (Life) Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and an elected Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, UK. Professor Naidu has over 200 journal and conference publications including 8 books. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals including the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Optimal Control: Applications and Methods (Wiley). More details at http://www.d.umn.edu/~dsnaidu/
A resourceful and dedicated professor with an outstanding academic background, excellent publication record and significant teaching experiences in the fields of Parasitology, Tropical Diseases and human Anatomy. Possesses worldwide excellent interpersonal and liaison skills with the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships. Enjoys worldwide collaborating in a productive and successful team and thrives in challenging environments.
Arvydas Tamulis has completed his PhD at the age of 30 years at Vilnius University. He was senior researcher in Vilnius University Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy. A. Tamulis published 239 scientific publications: 5 chapters of books, 18 chapters of NATO ARW books, 129 scientific articles in refereed issues (77 of them in the ISI Web of Science list, 52 of them in the journals possessing an impact factor). Present research fields are: Quantum Effects in Molecular Systems of Brain and Quantum Entanglement in BioSystems. Present employment: From March 2013 to present: Independent expert for the European Commission, Brussels. 2017-2018 -Member of Advisory Board of Italian APRE (Agency for the Promotion of European Research) Horizon 2020 project EFFECT. A. Tamulis worked as visiting scientist: at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (1992), at the ISSECC-CNR, Florence (1996), at Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Berlin (1997), at CEA Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France (1998, 1999), at University of California, Davis (2000), at U.S. Kirtland Air Force Research Laboratory (2001), at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA (2002-2003, 2005). A. Tamulis is founding member European Centre for Living Technologies, see: https://www.unive.it/pag/20834/ A. Tamulis participated in more than 150 international scientific conferences and presented up to 70 oral presentations.
Molecular Biology, Quantum Biology, Origin of Life, Artificial Life,
Charles H Williams completed his PhD in 1968 and then a Post-Doctoral at the Institute for Enzyme Research with David E Green on mitochondrial studies. He also published with Henry A Lardy at the Enzyme Institute. He moved to Missouri as Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Assistant Professor of Medicine. He relocated to TTUHSC-El Paso in 1982, where MH research was his primary area of interest. He has published over 50 papers in refereed journals and has presented posters and lectures at many international events. He was a Full bright Fellow in Peru in 1970.
Anesthesia, Animal Science,Biochemistry, Medicine
Sergey Suchkov was born in the City of Astrakhan, Russia, in a family of dynasty medical doctors. In 1980, graduated from Astrakhan State Medical University and was awarded with MD. In 1985, maintained his PhD as a PhD student of the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and Institute of Medical Enzymology, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia. In 2001, finished the PostDoc Research Fellowship Program and maintained his Doctor Degree at the National Institute of Immunology, Russia. From 1985 through 1987, worked at Inst of Med Enzymology, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences. From 1987 through 1989, was a senior Researcher, Koltzov Inst of Developmental Biology, USSR Academy of Sciences. From 1989 through 1995, was being a Head of the Lab of Clinical Immunology and Immunobiotechnology, Helmholtz Eye Research Inst in Moscow. From 1995 through 2004, was being a Chairman of the Dept for Clinical Immunology, Moscow Clinical Research Institute (MONIKI) and the Immunologist-in-Chief of the Moscow Regional Ministry of Health. In 1993-1996, was an Executice Secretary-in-Chief of the Editorial Board, Biomedical Science, an international journal published jointly by the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. Dr Suchkov is a Co-Supervisor over the Russian-American Agreement on scientific and clinical collaboration in the field of ocular immunology between Russian Academy of Sciences and National Institutes of Health (NIH); in 1991-1995 – a member of The Reciprocal Exchange Fellowship Program between Russian Immunological Society and British Society for Immunology. Dr Suchkov is a member of the Editorial Boards of many international journals including EPMA Journal (Springer, Brussels) and “Personalized Medicine Universe” (Elsevier, Japan). Dr Sergey Suchkov, MD, PhD Director, Center for Personalized Medicine and Professor, Department of Pathology, Sechenov University, Chair, Department for Translational Medicine, Moscow Engineering Physical Institute (MEPhI), Professor, Dept for Immunology, A.I.Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine & Dentistry, Moscow, Russia Member, New York Academy of Sciences, NY, USA Secretary General, UCC (United Cultural Convention), Cambridge, UK Member, EPMA (European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine), Brussels, EU; Member, ISPM (International Society for Personalized Medicine), Tokyo, Japan; Member, PMC (Personalized Medicine Coalition), Washington, USA; Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), USA; Member, American Heart Association (AHA), USA; Secretary General, UCC (United Cultural Convention), Cambridge, UK
Claudio Nicolini received the Doctoral degree in Physics from the University of Padua, in 1967. In 1985, he was called as “eminent scientist” to the Chair of Biophysics of the University of Genoa, in Italy until 2012, where he was successively Director of Biophysics Institute, DISTBIMO, and CIRSDNNOB. From 1993 until now is Life President of the Fondazione ELBA Nicolini and of the Nanoworld Institute. On 2008, he was elected as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and on 2010 Honoris Causa Professor of Biophysics and Nanobiotechnology at Moscow State University. He received several awards and prizes and has authored more than 480 publications in international scientific journals (SCI), 28 books and Series Editor in Bioelectronics (Plenum) and Nanobiotechnology (Pan Stanford). His main scientific activities concerned cancer research, biophysics, and nanotechnology, pioneering world-wide chromatin structure-function, bioelectronics, and nanobiotechnology. Achievements include more than 24 International Patents for protein thin films and compositions for use in their preparation, potentiometric biosensors, control and applications thereof, biosensor and method and instrument for deposition of alternating monomolecular layers; patents for the methodology for the accelerated grown of proteins crystals on thin protein, Anodic Porous Alumina.
Dr. Gurinderjit Randhawa, Commonwealth Fellow, Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from University of Dundee and Scottish Crop Research Institute, Scotland, UK. Dr. Randhawa, Principal Scientist and Officer-Incharge, Division of Genomic Resources, ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi, served Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi for more than 32 years. She has established Containment Facility of CL-4 level and GM Detection Research Facility of international standards and developed cost-effective and robust DNA-based diagnostics for 15 GM crops and upgraded GM diagnostics by developing user friendly LAMP (Loop mediated Isothermal amplification) assay and GMO matrix for 141 Indian GM events of 21 crops targeting 106 elements. She has made significant contributions in DNA profiling and molecular characterization of: rice, chickpea and eight medicinal plants.She has to her credit three granted patents, and more than 70 research papers in International and National Journals of repute. She is an expert member of international and national committees and has participated in 30 International meetings in 17 countries on the invitation of FAO, Rome, UNIDO, Geneva, European Commission, Brussels and Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal. Awards: Agriculture Leadership Award 2015 for leading role in Biotechnology Research and Development by Agriculture Today. Best Scientist Award 2015 by Science and Technology, EET CRS, Research Wing for excellence in Professional Education and Industry
Kenneth Blum is widely designated as Father of Psychiatric Genetics because of the of the DRD2 gene and its correlation with various psychiatric disorders including the “Reward Deficiency Syndrome” (RDS) which term he has coined. He is also known as the “Father of Neuro- Nutrient Therapy” for his discovery of successful nutrient therapy for RDS. He holds numerous domestic and foreign patents and is co-founder and Chairman & CSO of LifeGen Inc. He is a former Full Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas; Volunteer Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida and Adjunct Full Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont. He currently serves as Neuroscience advisor for Dominion Diagnostics., LLC North Kingstown, Rhode island, Malibu Beach Recovery Center, Malibu Beach California, and is the Scientifi c Director of PATH Foundation NY, New York. He is an honorary Faculty of IIOAB, India. He has been recently appointed Chief Scientific Officer(CSO) of G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment Centers in North Miami Beach Florida. To his credit he has over 400 publications in peer reviewed journals, 14 books and has received many awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Institute of Holistic Addiction Studies.
Jurgen received his MD from the University of Würzburg and completed his habilitation thesis on dietary fiber at the Gutenberg University Mainz. His primary career focus has been on internal medicine, gastroenterology, endocrinology and diabetology and nutritional medicine. He led the Institute of Physiology and Biochemistry of Nutrition of the MRI and has won several scientific awards. He works for the Clinical Research Center Kiel and is the professor for internal medicine at the University Medicine Mainz.
Dr. Kiminobu Sugaya is a Professor and Head of Neuroscience in Burnett School of Biomedical Science, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida (UCF) since 2004. He is a Chair of Multidisciplinary Neuroscience Alliance of UCF. He moved from Japan to Mayo Clinic, US as a postdoc. in 1992 when he was a lecturer in Science University of Tokyo and he was promoted to an associate consultant in 1994. Then he moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago as an assistant professor in 1997 and got promoted to an associate professor in 2002. He has been conducting stem cell researches to treat neurodegenerative diseases by the adult stem cells. He recently received National Honor Plaque of Panama for exceptional contribution to neuroscience based on his study on stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. His publication regarding improvement of memory in the aged animal by stem cell transplantation was reported Washington Post, BBC, NBC, ABC and other media in all over the world. Dr. Sugaya is also a founder and chair of Progenicyte, which is a biotech company holding his 67 patent licenses, including a revolutionary process of creating pluripotent stem cells from a patient's own cells and a novel pharmaceutical approach to increase endogenous stem cells. He also recently established and SynapCyte, which is a biopharmaceutical company to conduct clinical trials of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease therapies based on his patents.
Yoshinori Hayakawa has graduated from Tokyo University, Department of Applied Physics. He received Ph.D. in Tokyo Institute of Technology. He then engaged in Boron-Neutron-Therapy in Teikyo University and then Proton Radiation Beam Therapy in the University of Tsukuba. He has Measured first in the world acoustic pulse generated in the patient’s body treated by the pulsed proton beam. The phenomenon will be used to monitor dose distribution in patients as planned or not. He then becomes a professor in the Toin University of Yokohama. He is now retired. He is interested in researches on well being of human life. He has developed Computer Numerals and New Abacus Numerals for improving basic education to reduce poverty. He has developed Universal Literacy Alphabet as well. He is now developing a plan to eliminate glacial period by reflecting sunlight by mirrors on the moon surface and Lagrangian points L4 and L5 of moon orbit.
Dr. Alireza Heidari 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 Electronic–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, Anti–Cancer Nano Drugs, Nano Drugs Delivery, ATR–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 two hundreds 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, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Singapore, 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 academic–scientific–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.
Dr. Muhammad Usman, Former Director General of Agricultural Research System, Government of Pakistan who retired from service after a spotless career of about 35 years with senior level experience on research and development of agricultural industry with regard to food Chemistry, food science and Nutrition, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture of oil seed, cereal, fruits, vegetable and other cash crops. Mr. Usman is basically an agricultural scientist with specialization of agricultural and food chemistry working as plant breeder with regard to the yield and quality of various agricultural crops as well as nutrition. Mr. Usman has also worked on Biosciences of lipid’s, food legumes crops and Bio-energy. Being a scientist, Mr. Usman has released several oil seeds varieties, presented and published research papers on various oil seeds, and renewable energy in different conferences like Geneva. Mr. Usman established “Prominent Agro Based Industries SDN BHD” in Malaysia aims to work on integrated agricultural project like livestock and dairy development, renewable energy etc.
Agricultural Science, Biotechnology, Bio Engineering,Chemical science, Plant Science, Food Science, Green Chemistry, Bio Energy
Dr Minaketan Tripathy was born in the village Padmabati, State Odisha, India, in 1978. He obtained his bachelor, master (Pharmaceutics) and doctoral degrees in the field of Pharmacy in the year of 1998, 2001, and 2006 respectively. After serving different institutes in India, Mina joined the faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia as a senior lecturer in March 2008 and established the laboratory of Fundamental of Pharmaceutics. Mina believes in trans-disciplinary research and interdisciplinary linkage. The laboratory attracted many research grants, engaged with supervision of research students and published several scientific articles in journals of repute and as well conference proceedings.