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Prof. Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Peng Zhan
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Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Key laboratory of Chemical Biology (Ministry of Education), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University, 44 Wenhuaxi Road, Ji'nan 250012, China
Interests: antiviral; anticancer; anti-gout agents; rational drug design; combinatorial chemistry
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Prof. Dr. Zhongwu Guo
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Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Interests: carbohydrate; glycoconjugate; glycolipid; glycoprotein; vaccine; glycoimmunology
Prof. Dr. Luigi A. Agrofoglio
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ICOA UMR CNRS 7311, Universite d\'Orleans, Rue de Chartres, 45067 Orleans, CEDEX 2, France
Interests: nucleoside and nucleotide analogues; heterocycles; infectious diseases, oncolytic virus; drug delivery system; (asymmetric)-organic synthesis; medicinal chemistry; synthetic methodologies; enzyme inhibitors
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Prof. Dr. Jussara Amato
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Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: design and synthesis of bioactive compounds; targeting RNA and DNA with small molecules; nucleosides and nucleic acid chemistry; aptamers; biophysical methods in drug discovery
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Prof. Dr. Rosa Amoroso
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University of G. d'Annunzio of Chieti and Pescara, Chieti, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; nitric oxide; nitric oxide synthase; PPAR receptors; metabolic syndrome; aromatase inhibitors
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Prof. Dr. Mai Antonello
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Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Interests: 1) organic synthesis; 2) synthesis of new potential bio-active compounds, particularly in the field of epigenetics (inhibitors of DNMTs, HDACs [unselective and class-selective], HATs, sirtuins, PRMTs, HKMTs, and HDs), anticancer agents, antiviral agents (anti-human picornavirus compounds (disoxaril analogues), and anti-HIV-1 compounds belonging to the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor classes (DABOs, S-DABOs, DATNOs, F2-S-DABOs, Amino-DABOs), antibacterial (oxacine analogues), antimycobacterial (oxacine and U-100480 analogues) and antifungal (trichostatin A, pyrrolnitrin, and bifonazole analogues) agents, and CNS agents (pyrrolobenzodiazepines active as analgesic, antidepressant and nootropic compounds); 3) development of new methodology for the synthesis of heterocycles; 4) analysis and purification of organic mixtures; 5) study and characterization of organic molecules
Prof. Dr. Dev P. Arya
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Laboratory for Bio-Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Interests: medicinal chemistry; antibacterial drugs; nucleic acid recognition
Prof. Dr. Sergey O. Bachurin
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Institute of Physiologically Active Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Russia
Interests: neurochemistry; medicinal chemistry of neurodegenerative diseases; drug discovery
Prof. Dr. Michel Baltas
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LCC CNRS UPR 8241, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination du CNRS, 205 route de Narbonne, 31077 Toulouse, CEDEX 4, France
Interests: organic chemistry; bioorganic chemistry; fluorine chemistry; medicinal chemistry; sustainable chemistry
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Prof. Dr. Federica Belluti
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Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, Alma Mater Studiorum—University of Bologna, Via Belmeloro 6, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: naturally inspired compounds; bioactive molecules; curcumin-based analogues; chalcones; coumarins; anti-Alzheimer agents; anti-protozoan compounds; anti-cancer agents
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Prof. Dr. Gerd Bendas
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Pharmaceutical Department, University Bonn, 53121 Bonn, Germany
Interests: cancer metastasis; resistance; platelets; heparin; signaling pathways
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Dr. Rachid Benhida
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Institut de Chimie de Nice, UMR CNRS-UNS 7272. Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis. Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice, CEDEX 2, France
Interests: medicinal and green chemistry; chemical biology; targeting resistance in oncology by the design; synthesis and structure-activity relationships of biologically active compounds (small molecules); allosteric inhibitors; validation of new biological targets; targeting RNA and DNA with small molecules; epigenetic and selective stem cells targeting; nucleosides and nucleic acid chemistry
Prof. Dr. Massimo Bertinaria
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Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Interests: drug discovery, synthesis and structure-activity relationships of biologically active compounds; design and synthesis of multi-target drugs and NLRP3 ligands for the treatment of chronic inflammatory, neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases. Protein targeting chimaeras (PROTACs)
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Prof. Dr. Grazyna Biala
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Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Interests: pharmacology; neuropsychopharmacology; neurobiology; pharmacy
Dr. Mariangela Biava
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Department of Chemistry and Technologies of Drug, Sapienza University of Rome, piazzale A. Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: antitubercular compounds; drug development; tuberculosis; lead optimisation; mycobacterium tuberculosis; pyrroles; pyrazoles; selective COX-2 inhibitors; MmpL3
Dr. William Blalock
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"Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza" Institute of Molecular Genetics, National Research Council of Italy, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: Inflammation; stress; nuclear signaling; acute leukemia; bone marrow failure disorders; osteosarcoma
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Prof. Dr. Mercedes Bonfill
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Plant Biotechnology Group, Plant Physiology Section, Department of Biology, Health and Environment, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences University of Barcelona, Av. Joan XXIII 27-31, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: plant biotechnology; plant in vitro cultures; metabolic engineering; plant secondary metabolism
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Prof. Dr. Fernanda Borges
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CIQUP/Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
Interests: drug discovery; nanomedicine; ADME-Tox; neurodegenerative; infectious diseases; antioxidants
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Dr. Margherita Brindisi
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Naples, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug discovery; drug repurposing/repositioning; structure–activity relationships; antiviral agents; antibacterials; anticancer agents; protease inhibitors; therapeutics for rare diseases
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Prof. Dr. Ines Bruno
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Fisciano, (SA), Italy
Interests: drug discovery; organic synthesis; multicomponent reactions; cancer and inflammation
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Prof. Dr. Julio A. Camarero
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Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121, USA
Interests: protein/peptide chemistry; protein engineering; polypeptide-based therapeutics; combinatorial libraries; orthogonal chemistry; disulfide-rich peptides/proteins; targeted therapies; high throughput screening
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Capasso
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Department of Agricultiral Science, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: pharmacology; natural products; neurotransmission; behavioral pharmacology; experimental pharmacology; preclinical pharmacology; CB1 receptor; PPARs; cannabinoids; endocannabinoids; CB2 receptor
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Loredana Cappellacci
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School of Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry Unit, University of Camerino, via S. Agostino 1, 62032 Camerino (MC), Italy
Interests: adenosine receptor ligands, anticancer agents, enzyme inhibitors, medicinal chemistry, nucleosides and nucleotides
Dr. Daniele Castagnolo
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School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences, King's College London, London SE1 9NH, UK
Interests: antimicrobial resistance; antibacterials; tuberculosis; Gram+/-ve bacterial infections; drug synthesis; medicinal chemistry; green chemistry to access drug-like molecules
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Prof. Dr. María Ángeles Castro
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Section, CIETUS/IBSAL, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Interests: natural product transformations; hybridation; anticancer and anti-parasitic compounds
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Dr. Laura Cerchia
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Institute of Experimental Endocrinology and Oncology "G. Salvatore" (IEOS), National Research Council (CNR), Naples, Italy
Interests: oligonucleotide aptamer; cell-SELEX technology; targeting delivery system; cancer biomarker discovery; cancer cell biology and signaling; targeted therapy; chemotherapy resistance; glioblastoma; triple-negative breast cancers
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Prof. Dr. Brullo Chiara
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Genoa, 16132 Genova, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug design; antiproliferative compounds; anti-inflammatory compounds; kinase inhibitors; phosphodiesterase inhibitors; pyrazole derivatives
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Dr. Ik-Hyun Cho
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Department of Convergence Medical Science, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 26 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, Korea
Interests: autoimmune disease; neurological disease; neuroglia; neuroimmunology; natural product
Prof. Dr. Simona Collina
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Department of Drug Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology Section, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: rational drug design, synthesis and structure–activity relationships of biologically active compounds (small molecules and peptides); preparation and characterization of chiral compounds; discovery of new modulators of sigma receptors as well as of small molecules able to affect the protein kinase C (PKC)/ELAV proteins/mRNA system
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Dr. João D. G. Correia
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Departamento de Engenharia e Ciências Nucleares and Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, CTN, Estrada Nacional 10 (Km 139,7), 2695-066 Bobadela LRS, Portugal
Interests: molecular imaging; nuclear chemistry; radiopharmaceutical chemistry; theranostics; metallodrugs; peptides; targeted radionuclide therapy
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Prof. Dr. Giosuè Costa
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1. Department of Health Sciences, “Magna Græcia” University of Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
2. Net4Science Academic Spin-Off, “Magna Græcia” University of Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; food chemistry; natural products; computational chemistry; in silico virtual screening; computer-aided drug design; structure-based drug repurposing and discovery; multi-target rational drug design
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Prof. Dr. Roberta Costi
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Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie del Farmaco, Sapienza Università di Roma, P. le A. Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: drug design; antiviral agents; anticancer; antiparasitic
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Prof. Dr. Philippe Cotelle
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ENSCL École National Supérieure de Chimie de Lille, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Interests: heterocyclic chemistry; natural products (including polyphenols and alcaloids); protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions; antiviral and anticancer agents; the hippo pathway; regenerative medicine
Prof. Dr. Lisa Dalla Via
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Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug discovery; anticancer drugs; natural compounds; mechanism of action of bioactive compounds
Prof. Dr. Erik De Clercq
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Rega Institute for Medical Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Herestraat 49 box 1030, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: antivirals; chemotherapy of virus infections; chemotherapy of AIDS; chemotherapy of malignant diseases; molecular mechanism of action of antiviral and antitumor agents; enzyme targets for antiviral and antitumor agents; nucleoside and nucleotide analogues; reverse transcriptase inhibitors; Virus adsorption inhibitors; anti-HIV agents; cellular targets for antiviral agents
Dr. Cristobal De Los Rios
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Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria, Servicio de Farmacología Clínica, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Interests: design and synthesis of innovative drugs; phosphatase enzymes up-regulators; modulation of the cell calcium signal; purinergic receptors antagonists
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Prof. Dr. F.J. (Frank) Dekker
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Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: epigenetics; inflammation; medicinal chemistry; enzyme inhibition
Prof. Dr. William A. Denny
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Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, School of Medical Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: kinase inhibitors; hypoxia-activated prodrugs; cardiac glycosides; drugs for cancer, tuberculosis
Dr. Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli
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Dr. Robert J. Doerksen
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Department of BioMolecular Sciences Research Associate Professor, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677, USA
Interests: computational medicinal chemistry; cannabinoid receptors; drug discovery; quantum chemistry; allosteric modulators; protein modeling; quantitative structure–activity relationships
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Dr. Iola F. Duarte Ciceco
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Department of Chemistry, Technological Laboratories, CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-093 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: toxicity and biological assessment of (nano)materials with biomedical applications; metabolism of immune cells and metabolic immunomodulation; metabolism of tumor cells and metabolic effects of anticancer therapies (drugs, nanomedicines, photothermal therapy); NMR spectroscopy and metabolomics
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Prof. Dr. Maria Valeria D’auria
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples "Federico II" (UNINA), Via Domenico Montesanto, 49, I-80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: natural products; drug discovery; cancer and inflammation
Prof. Dr. Ana Estévez-Braun
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Organic Chemistry Department, Instituto Universitario de Bio-Orgánica, Universidad de La Laguna, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
Interests: medicinal chemistry; synthesis of heterocyclic quinones; domino and multicomponent reactions using privileged structures; natural products chemistry
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Dr. Vito Ferro
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School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: carbohydrate chemistry; medicinal chemistry; heparanase inhibitors; heparan sulfate mimetics
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Prof. Dr. Paola Fossa
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Genoa, Genova, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; computer-assisted drug design; ligand-target molecular interactions; GPCRs; CFTR
Prof. Dr. Susanna Fürst
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Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Semmelweis Egyetem, Budapest, Hungary
Interests: central nervous system, pain, nociception, opioids, heterocyclics and opioid peptides, algogen substances, tolerance, dependence, clinical trial in analgesia
Dr. Alfonso T. Garcia-Sosa
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Institute of Chemistry, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Interests: drug design; biomolecular simulation; computational chemistry
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Dr. Jorge Garrido
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Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: analytical methods; electroanalysis; nanotechnology; bioactive compounds
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Prof. Dr. Sandra Gemma
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Department of Biotechnology, chemistry and pharmacy, University of Siena via Aldo Moro 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; small molecules; drug discovery; structure-activity relationships; anti-infective agents; parasitic diseases; chemotherapeutics; synthesis of biologically active compounds
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Prof. Dr. Athina Geronikaki
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Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: biologically active thiazole; thiazolidinone; benzohiazole; thiazolidinone derivtives with antimicrobial activity; COX/LOX, PTP1b, HIV RT enzyme inhibitors
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Prof. Dr. Antimo Gioiello
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: drug discovery; integrated flow systems for lead discovery; chemical probes for understudied biological targets; enabling chemical technologies to assist complex syntheses; automation; new processing methods for large-scale preparation
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Prof. Dr. Bernard T. Golding
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School of Natural & Environmental Sciences - Chemistry, Newcastle University, Bedson Building, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
Interests: biological and medicinal chemistry (especially drugs for treating cancers, fungal infections and dementias); enzyme mechanisms and organic synthesis
Prof. Dr. Simona Golič Grdadolnik
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Laboratory for Molecular Structural Dynamics, National Institute of Chemistry Hajdrihova 19, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: NMR spectroscopy; ligand–protein interactions; dynamic processes; molecular dynamics simulations; drug design
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Prof. Dr. Paula A. C. Gomes
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LAQV-REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: anti-infective agents; antimicrobial peptides; antiparasitic drugs; drug rescuing and repurposing; peptide-grafted materials; peptide synthesis
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Prof. Dr. Florenci V. González
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Departament de química inorgànica i orgànica, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain
Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; drug discovery; chemical probes; protease inhibitors
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Dr. Carlotta Granchi
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: drug discovery; synthesis and structure–-activity relationships of bioactive compounds; anticancer agents; cancer metabolism; medicinal chemistry; enzymatic assays
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Dr. George Grant
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School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Interests: plants; seeds; bioactive factors; lectins; protease inhibitors; flavonoids; polyphenols; immunomodulators; gut and systemic function; pancreas; liver; gut diseases; metabolic disorders; mucositis; cancers; microbes (pathogens and commensals); parasites; nematodes; flagella; fimbriae; secreted proteins; bioactive factors; immunomodulators; infection; dysbiosis; inflammatory bowel disease; gut systemic diseases; marine resources; bioactive factors; disease therapy
Dr. Rita Guedes

Research Institute for Medicines and Pharmaceutical Sciences (iMed.UL), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-019 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: computational medicinal chemistry; design of new drugs; anti-infectious agents; anti-cancer agents; in silico methods; virtual screening; molecular docking; de novo design; homology modelling; pharmacophore modelling; molecular dynamics; monte carlo and quantum chemistry
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Dr. Catherine Guillou
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Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, CNRS UPR 2301, Unversité de Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Interests: natural product synthesis; new organic reaction; medicinal chemistry; antialzheimer agents; cholinesterase inhibitors; nicotinic receptors; kinesin inhibitors; cancer
Prof. Dr. Michael Gütschow
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Pharmaceutical Institute, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, University of Bonn, An der Immenburg 4, 53121 Bonn, Germany
Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug design; PROTACs; inhibitors of proteases; biochemistry of enzyme–inhibitor interactions
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Prof. Dr. Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina
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Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: synthesis and biological studies on anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents, on inhibitors of enzymes implicated in the inflammation and in the coagulation process in general; correlation of inflammation with cancer; neurodegeneration; antioxidant activity; theoretical and experimental calculation of physicochemical parameters implicated in biological response; use of computational chemistry in drug design as well as bioactive compounds of natural origin, e.g., essential oils
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Prof. Dr. Masahide Hamaguchi
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Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan
Interests: chronic inflammation; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; intestinal microbiota; diabetes; nutrition; artificial intelligence; metabolism.
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Prof. Dr. Kazuhiro Haraguchi
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nihon Pharmaceutical University, Kitaadachi District, Saitama 362-0806, Japan
Interests: nucleic acid chemistry
Prof. Dr. Eiichi Hinoi

Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Japan
Interests: bone biology
Prof. Dr. Seungpyo Hong
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Milton J. Henrichs Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences; Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Carbone Cancer Center, and Biomedical Engineering; Director of Wisconsin Center for NanoBioSystems (WisCNano), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53705, USA
Interests: nanomedicine; polymer chemistry; surface engineering; circulating tumor cell; cancer biomarker
Prof. Dr. Andrew G. Horti
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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
Interests: radiology; PET; Radiological Science
Prof. Dr. Ramachandra S. Hosmane
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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
Interests: heterocycles; nucleosides; nucleotides; medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; purines; pyrimidines; enzymes of purine and pyrimidine metabolism; bioorganic synthesis
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Prof. Dr. Christopher Hulme
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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona, Biological Sciences West Room 351, 1041 East Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Interests: multicomponent reactions; medicinal chemistry; diversity oriented synthesis; neurodegeneration
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Prof. Dr. Josef Jampilek
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1. Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
2. Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Palacky University Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug design; structure-–activity relationships; pharmaceutical analysis; polymorphism; drug bioavailability; ADME; nanoparticles; nanoformulations; controlled/targeted delivery
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Dr. Ludovic Jean
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University Rouen Normandie, Laboratory COBRA UMR CNRS 6014, 76000 Rouen, France
Interests: medicinal chemistry (reactivators of cholinesterases inhibited by organophosphorus nerve agents, inhibitors of cholinesterases and multi-targets directed ligands against neurodegenerative diseases, peptidomimetics, fluorescent probes, click chemistry)
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Prof. Dr. Manuel Jiménez-Tenorio
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Department of Material Science and Metallurgy Engineering and Inorganic Chemistry, Universidad de Cadiz, Cadiz, Spain
Interests: organometallic chemistry; inorganic chemistry; homogeneous catalysis; organic synthesis; NMR spectroscopy; venomics; marine drugs; marine toxins; systematics (taxonomy)
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Dr. Béla Juhász
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Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 98, H-4032 Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: dyslipidemia; atherosclerosis; echocardiography, oxidative stress; cardioprotection; type 2 diabetes; bioactive compounds; chronic diseases; nutraceuticals
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Dr. Congbao Kang
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Experimental Drug Development Centre, Singapore City, Singapore
Interests: protein structure; drug discovery; membrane protein folding
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Prof. Dr. Rafik Karaman
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1. Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, POB 20002 Jerusalem, Palestine
2. Department of Sciences, University of Basilicata, Via dell’Ateneo Lucano 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: design and synthesis of anti-cancer prodrugs having targeting properties determined by the linker’s type; design and synthesis of prodrugs having inefficient bioavailability; design and synthesis of prodrugs for masking bitter sensation of commonly used drugs
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Prof. Dr. Gyorgy M. Keseru
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Medicinal Chemistry Research Group, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Magyar tudósok körútja 2, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug design; GPCR; protein kinases; central nervous system; oncology
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Prof. Dr. George Kokotos
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Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, 15771 Athens, Greece
Interests: design, synthesis and study of enzyme inhibitors; inhibitors of phospholipase A2; inhibitors of autotaxin; synthesis and study of bioactive lipids; synthesis of small molecules exhibiting anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activity; organocatalysis; biotransformations in organic synthesis
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Prof. Dr. Ivan Kosalec
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Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Institute of Microbiology, University of Zagreb, Schrottova 39, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: antimicrobial activities of molecules of synthetic and plant origin; inhibition of microbial virulence; mycology; Candida spp.
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Dr. Lakshmi P. Kotra
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1. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3M2, Canada
2. Centre for Molecular Design and Preformulations, and Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada
Interests: nucleosides; peptidomimetics; cannabinoids; psychadelics; infectious diseases; neurodegenerative diseases; mental health disorders; drug discovery and preclinical development
Prof. Dr. Zrinka Kovarik
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Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: cholinergic mechanisms in health and neurological disorders; inhibition and reactivation of acetylcholinesterase; enzyme kinetics; antidotes for nerve agents poisoning
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Prof. Dr. Jacques Lebreton
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CEISAM, UMR CNRS 6230, Université de Nantes, F-44322 Nantes, France
Interests: synthetic methodologies; heterocyclic chemistry; nucleoside and nucleotide chemistry; steroid chemistry; inhibitors of protein-protein interactions; total synthesis of natural products; synthesis of non-radiolabeled compounds
Prof. Dr. Marc Lecouvey
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CNRS, UMR 7244, CSPBAT, Laboratoire de Chimie, Structures et Propriétés de Biomateriaux et d’Agents Therapeutiques, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Bobigny, France
Interests: phosphorus chemistry; the synthesis of new ligands for metal complexation
Prof. Dr. Jérôme Leprince
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INSERM U1239, University of Normandy, 76000 Rouen, France
Interests: structure-activity relationship study of neuropeptides; pharmacochemistry of neuropeptides; peptide-based GPCR ligand design; bioactive peptides; neuroendocrinology; cell protection
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Prof. Dr. Wei Li
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Professor and Director of UTHSC College of Pharmacy Drug Discovery Center, Faculty Director of Shared Analytical Instrument Facility, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 881 Madison Avenue, room 561, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
Interests: small molecule drug discovery; chemical biology; medicinal chemistry; tubulin inhibitors; colchicine binding site inhibitors; survivin inhibitors; MDM2 inhibitors
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Prof. Dr. Donghai Lin
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Department of Chemical Biology, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
Interests: biomolecular NMR; protein X-ray crystallography; metabolomics (or metabonomics); structural biology; protein-ligand interaction; cancer cachexia; skeletal muscle; metabolic pathway
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Prof. Dr. Hong Liu
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State Key Laboratory of Receptor Research, Key Laboratory of Receptor Research, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 555 Zu Chong Zhi Road, Shanghai 201203, China
Interests: drug design and discovery; modification of natural product; optimization of lead compounds for new drugs; the development of new organic synthetic methodologies; building focused combinatorial libraries, etc.
Prof. Dr. Shuang Liu
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School of Health Sciences, Purdue University, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Interests: inorganic chemistry; radiochemistry; nuclear pharmacy; molecular imaging
Prof. Dr. Philippe M. Loiseau
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Biomolecules : Conception, Isolement, Synthese, Chatenay-Malabry, France
Interests: antiparasite chemotherapy; research of antileishmanial drugs; mechanisms of drug action; mechanisms of drug resistance; drug targeting
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Dr. Bernard Maigret
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LORIA Institute (Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherches en Informatique et Applications), Université de Lorraine, CNRS, INRIA, France
Interests: virtual screening; molecular dynamics; Monte Carlo; QM/MM; molecular recognition; optimization; data mining; clustering; deep learning
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Prof. Dr. Clementina Manera
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Via Bonanno 6, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs); orthosteric targeting; allosteric modulation; antitumor agents; multi-target drugs for the treatment of chronic inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Manfroni
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug design; molecular modeling; heterocyclic chemistry; organic synthesis; antivirals; antitumor agents; antibacterials; anti-inflammatory agents; chemical biology; kinase inhibitors; ionic liquids; enzyme inhibitors; nucleic acids binders; hit-to-lead optimization
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Prof. Dr. Stefano Mangani
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Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Siena, via Aldo Moro 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
Interests: protein crystallography; enzyme mechanism and inhibition
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Prof. Dr. Arduino A. Mangoni
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Head, Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Australia
Interests: drug allergy; autoimmune diseases; arginine metabolism; biomarkers
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Prof. Dr. Paolo Mariani
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Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, 60121 Ancona, Italy
Interests: molecular biophysics; structural biology; in-solution protein structure; protein interactions, stability and folding/unfolding; telomers, guanosine quadruplexes; self-assembling biomolecular hydrogles; lyotropic liquid crystals, lipid cubic phases; cubosomes, hexasomes, nanoparticles, drug-delivery systems; low-resolution X-ray diffraction, neutron scattering, SAXS, SANS, AFM, polarised optical microscopy
Prof. Dr. Maria Paula Marques
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Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra, 3000-456 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: vibrational spectroscopy (Raman, FTIR and neutron scattering); medicinal chemistry; bioinorganic chemistry; cancer diagnosis by vibrational spectroscopy; design of anticancer drugs; chemopreventive phytochemicals; pharmaceutical chemistry; biomaterials; coordination chemistry and metal complexes
Dr. Gabriella Marucci

Medicinal Chemistry Unit, School of Medicinal Sciences and Health Products, University of Camerino, via S. Agostino, 1, 62032 Camerino (MC), Italy
Interests: G-proteins coupled receptors; P1 adenosine receptor agonists and antagonists; P2 ligands; antitumor drugs; enzyme inhibitors; Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Maria João Matos
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University of Porto and University of Santiago de Compostela
Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic chemistry; chemical biology; drug discovery; drug delivery
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Prof. Dr. Dariusz Matosiuk
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Department of Synthesis and Chemical Technology of Pharmaceutical Substances, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Interests: medicinal chemistry; synthesis of heterocyclic compounds; structural elucidation of heterocyclic compounds; molecular modeling; functional activity of small molecules; GPCRs; transmembrane and cellular kinases; pain; allosteric modulation
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Mavromoustakos
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Department of Chemistry, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: hypertension; structure elucidation; nuclear magnetic resonance; spectroscopy; NMR spectroscopy; medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry; molecular modeling; Raman spectroscopy; DSC; NMR structure elucidation
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Prof. Dr. Charles E. McKenna

Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Interests: novelcancer therapeutics; nucleotide prodrugs for viral infections; selective bromodomain inhibition as an antifungal strategy; bisphosphonate imaging probes for bone disease
Prof. Dr. Jay McLaughlin
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Department of Pharmacodynamics, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0487, USA
Interests: opioids; sigma; NPFF; drug abuse; analgesics; drug discovery; HIV-1 Tat; HAND; NeuroAIDS
Prof. Dr. Adalberto Merighi
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Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Interests: pain; somatosensory pathways; spinal cord; neuron death; cerebellum; development; neuronal circuits
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Dr. Samir Messaoudi
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CNRS, University Paris-Saclay, Faculty of Pharmacy, Châtenay-Malabry, France
Interests: glycochemistry; organometallic chemistry; medicinal chemistry; chemical biology
Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Mikros
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Prof. Dr. Enrico Millo
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Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Biochemistry, School of Medicine. University of Genoa, Viale Benedetto XV 1, 16132 Genoa, Italy
Interests: design and chemical synthesis of conventional and retro-inverse peptides as pharmacological drugs in disease involving misregulation of gene-expression, autoimmune diseases and immunological studies synthesis of hormone-like molecules with potential pharmacological activities; design and synthesis of drug-like small molecules (thiazole derivatives) for the pharmacological correction of the cystic fibrosis chloride transport defect; design and synthesis of creatine-derived compounds for the therapy of creatine transporter deficiency; design and synthesis of sirtuin modulators
Prof. Dr. Mariarosaria Miloso
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School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Via Cadore 48, 20900 Monza, Italy
Interests: evaluation of antitumorigenic effects of natural and synthetic compounds; characterization of biological properties of mesenchymal stem cells from different sources
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Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Misicka-Kesik
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Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Pasteura 1, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic and peptide synthesis; anti-angiogenic peptidomimetics; analgesic compounds, peptide-based drugs
Prof. Dr. Pascale Moreau
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CNRS, SIGMA Clermont, ICCF, Université Clermont Auvergne, 63000 Clermont‐Ferrand, France
Interests: indoles; quinolines; indazoles; pyrimidines; kinase inhibitors; Bcl-2 proteins ligands
Prof. Dr. Niren Murthy
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Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: gene editing; drug delivery; prodrugs; antibacterial diagnostics and drugs
Prof. Dr. Kamil Musilek
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1. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 50003 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
2. University Hospital in Hradec Kralove, Biomedical Research Center, Sokolska 581, 50005 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Interests: bioorganic and medicinal chemistry; rational and structure-based drug design; toxicology; small molecules; organophosphorus antidotes; Alzheimer disease; CNS delivery; cancer targets
Dr. Már Másson
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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Hofsvallagata 53, IS-107 Reykjavík, Iceland
Interests: chitosan and chitosan conjugates; synthesis; structure activity relationship (SAR); spectroscopy; antimicrobial chitosan conjugates and natural compound derivatives; photochemistry; NMR analysis; nanomedicine; nanoparticles; regenerative medicine; antimicrobial activity; absorption enhancers; photodynamic therapy; cancer therapy; mathematical modeling and design of experiment (DOE)
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Dr. Toru Ogasawara
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Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan
Interests: molecular biology; cell cycle; stem cells; bone metabolism; regenerative medicine
Prof. Dr. Satomi Onoue
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Laboratory of Biopharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, 52-1 Yada, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8526, Japan
Interests: drug delivery system; biopharmaceutics; peptides; safety science
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Prof. Dr. Helen Osborn
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School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Reading, UK
Interests: development of new chemical and enzymatic methods for the treatment of life threatening diseases; anti-infective agent; glycosidase enzyme inhibitors; anti-viral agents; personalised medicines
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Dr. Sílvia Osuna
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1. Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi (IQCC) and Departament de Química, Universitat de Girona, Carrer Maria Aurèlia Capmany 69, 17003 Girona, Spain
2. ICREA, Pg. Lluís Companys 23, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: computational chemical biology; computational enzyme design; computational chemistry
Prof. Dr. Hyun-Ock Pae
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea
Interests: gas biology (nitric oxide; carbon monoxide; hydrogen sulfide); immunology (T cells; macrophages; inflammation); antioxidants (Vitamin C; glutathion; phytochemicals)
Prof. Dr. Bruno Pagano
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Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: biomolecular interactions; biophysical chemistry; calorimetry; drug discovery; noncanonical DNA and RNA structures; nucleic acids; spectroscopy; thermodynamics
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Pellecchia
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Division of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California Riverside, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Interests: drug discovery; covalent drugs; protein-protein interactions; fragment based drug discovery; biophysical methods in drug discovery; NMR-based drug discovery; oncology therapeutics; ALS therapeutics; inhibitors of metastases
Prof. Dr. Jens Pietzsch
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Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research, Department of Radiopharmaceutical and Chemical Biology & Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), School of Science, Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry; Germany
Interests: cancer; inflammation; theranostics; radiotracer; endoradiotherapy; radiosensitizer; therapy resistance; tumor microenvironment; extracellular matrix; preclinical molecular imaging; multimodal imaging; imaging probes; positron emission tomography (PET); single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT); optical imaging
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Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Pitsikas
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Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larisa, Greece
Interests: behavioral pharmacology; neuroscience; psychopharmacology
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Prof. Dr. Katalin Prokai-Tatrai
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Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Interests: drug design of central nervous system agents; neuropeptides and peptidomimetics; prodrugs for CNS delivery; CNS-selective estrogen therapy; neuroprotection; proteomics
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Dr. Sridhar Radhakrishnan
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Research Fellow, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Interests: small molecule; fragments; PROTAC; structure/ligand based; drug development; nanoparticles/fibers/materials; drug delivery; formulations
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Dr. Rino Ragno
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Rome Center for Molecular Design, Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie del Farmaco, Sapienza Università di Roma, P. le A. Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: drug design; medicinal chemistry; machine learning for drug design; extraction of natural compounds; essential oils
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Prof. Dr. Simona Rapposelli
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: drug discovery; multitarget ligands; antioxidants; neuroprotective agents; autophagy; anticancer; kinase inhibitor
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Prof. Dr. Giulio Rastelli
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Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Campi 103, 41125 Modena, Italy
Interests: computer-aided drug design; medicinal chemistry; drug discovery
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Dr. Drazen Raucher
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Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216, USA
Interests: therapeutic peptides; drug delivery; hyperthermia; cancer therapy; glioblastoma
Prof. Dr. Jarkko Rautio
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School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, P.O.Box 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland
Interests: prodrugs; CNS drug delivery; drug transporters
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Dr. Jóhannes Reynisson FRSC
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School of Pharmacy, Keele University, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 5BG, UK
Interests: drug discovery; virtual screening; molecular modelling; chemical space; density functional theory
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Prof. Dr. Anne Roivainen
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1.Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
2.Turku Center for Disease Modeling, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
3.Turku PET Centre, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
Interests: medical biochemistry; radiopharmaceuticals; molecular imaging; imaging agents; inflammation; infection; cancer
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Prof. Dr. Jessica Rosenholm
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Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Interests: nanomedicine; drug delivery; biomaterials engineering; bioimaging probes; biomedical nanotechnology; pharmaceutical technology
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Prof. Dr. Sylvain Routier
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ICOA UMR CNRS 7311, Univeristy of Orléans,BP 6759 Rue de Chartres, 45067 Orleans, CEDEX 2, France
Interests: heteroaromatic chemistry; flow chemistry; Hit to lead optimization in oncology and CNS deseases; conception of probes for imaging
Prof. Dr. Loredana Salerno
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Department of Drug Sciences, University of Catania, V.le A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug design; enzyme inhibitors; heme oxygenase-1 inhibitors; nitric oxide inhibitors; heme oxygenase-1 inducers; antitumor drugs; imidazole; receptor ligands; hybrid compounds
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Prof. Dr. Jorge A. R. Salvador
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Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: semisynthetic steroids; diterpenoid and triterpenoid derivatives with improved antitumor activity and investigation of their mechanisms of anticancer action; cancer research; novel PARP-1 inhibitors; enzyme inhibitors able to tackle hormone-dependent cancers, such as 5alpha-reductase and CYP17 inhibitors; new drugs acting on the ubiquitin–proteasome system (UPS); inhibitors of BACE1 and glutaminyl cyclase for Alzheimer’s disease treatment; green pharmaceutical processes
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Prof. Dr. Webster L. Santos
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Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: synthetic methods; RNA targeting; drug discovery
Prof. Dr. Matthieu Schapira
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Structural Genomics Consortium and Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, St George Campus, University of Toronto, Toronto, OH, Canada
Interests: epigenetics; PROTACs; ubiquitin proteasome system; structure-based design; chemical biology; E3 ligases; structural bioinformatics; druggability
Prof. Dr. Silvia Schenone
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Department of Pharmacy, Università degli Studi di Genova, 16126 Genova, Italy
Interests: cancer; tyrosine kinases; serine-threonine kinases; kinase inhibitors; small molecules; organic synthesis; ADME studies; drug formulations
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Prof. Dr. Peter J. H. Scott
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Director of PET Radiochemistry, IDP Faculty in Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Nuclear Medicine / Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Interests: positron emission tomography; PET imaging; radiochemistry; fluorine chemistry; molecular imaging
Prof. Dr. Zia Shariat-Madar
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Department of BioMolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38655, USA
Interests: cardiovascular diseases; blood coagulation disorders
Prof. Dr. Arun Sharma
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Department of Pharmacology, Penn State Cancer Institute, CH72, PennState College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
Interests: anticancer; drug discovery; small molecules; medicinal chemistry; selenium
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Prof. Dr. Norio Shibata
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1. Department of Nanopharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya Institute of Technology Gokiso, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
2. Department of Life Science and Applied Chemistry, Nagoya Institute of Technology Gokiso, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
3. Institute of Advanced Fluorine-Containing Materials, Zhejiang Normal University, 688 Yingbin Avenue, Jinhua 321004, China
Interests: fluorine chemistry; synthetic chemistry; asymmetric synthesis; medicinal chemistry; C-F bond activation; organosulfur compounds; organo halogen compounds
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Prof. Dr. Carlo Siciliano
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Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, I-87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
Interests: high-resolution instrumental analysis of complex vegetable and animal matrices; synthesis of biomolecules and their analogues; amino acid and peptide chemistry; modification of natural amino acids; chiral templates; design and synthesis of protease inhibitors
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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sippl
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Martin-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Pharmacy, Halle, Germany
Interests: epigenetic inhibitors; natural products; structure-based design; virtual screening, cheminformatics cheminformatics
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Dr. Rachid Skouta
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Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9297, USA
Interests: probing diseases with small molecules; development of novel bioactive compounds with better pharmaceutical properties; medicinal chemistry; structure–activity relationship study; in silico screening for drug development; in vitro assays; ADME/PK assays; programmed cell death (e.g., Ferroptosis and apoptosis)
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Dr. Micholas D Smith
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Department of Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Interests: molecular simulations; small-molecule drug discovery and natural products; renewable bioproducts; solvation
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Prof. Dr. Silvia Socorro
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Health Sciences Research Center, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal
Interests: hormone-dependent cancers; male infertility; steroid hormones and receptors; tyrosine kinase receptors; kinase inhibitors; pseudokinases; calcium homeostasis; cancer cell metabolism
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Prof. Dr. Mariana Spetea
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Institute of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Center for Molecular Biosciences (CMBI), University of Innsbruck, Innrain 80-82, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: opioid receptors; opioid pharmacology; pain research; CNS disorders; opioid drug discovery; structure-activity-relationships; GPCRs signalling
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Prof. Dr. Brian J. Stockman
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Department of Chemistry, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, USA
Interests: fragment-based drug discovery; 1H and 19F NMR-based activity assays; nucleoside ribohydrolase inhibitors as novel antitrichomonal agents
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Prof. Dr. Lucjan Strekowski
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Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302-4098, USA
Interests: chemistry of DNA binding compounds; synthetic chemistry; organofluorine chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry; bioorganic and medicinal chemistry
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Prof. Dr. Roger Strömberg
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Prof. Dr. Takeshi Takarada

Department of Regenerative Science, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan
Interests: stem cell biology; pluripotent stem cell; mesenchymal stem cells
Dr. Giangiacomo Torri
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Carbohydrate Sciences Department, Ronzoni Institute, Milan, Italy
Interests: heparin; LMWH; glycosaminoglycan; protein–carbohydrate interaction; glycol-split heparins; heparin mimetics; nanoparticles engineered with heparin; polysaccharides and derivatives; structure–activity relationship; oligosaccharide analysis; nuclear magnetic resonance/PCA; mass spectrometry
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Prof. Dr. Istvan Toth
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School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: drug delivery; antimicrobial agents; prodrug strategies; macromolecules; adjuvants
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Prof. Dr. Andrea Trabocchi
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Università degli Studi di Firenze, via della Lastruccia 13, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy
Interests: drug discovery; organic synthesis; medicinal chemistry; molecular imaging; diversity-oriented synthesis; peptidomimetics; chemoinformatics; enzyme inhibitors; angiogenesis; Alzheimer’s disease
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Prof. Dr. Gian Cesare Tron
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Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Novara, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; discovery of novel multicomponent reactions; anticancer research
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Dr. Theodore Tselios
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Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, Patra, Greece
Interests: organic; peptide and medicinal chemistry; rational design and synthesis of linear; cyclic peptide analogues and non-peptide mimetics; conformational studies; molecular modelling of bioactive and pharmaceutical compounds; interactions of bioactive molecules (docking studies); pharmacophore analysis; homology modelling
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Prof. Dr. Igor F. Tsigelny
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San Diego Supercomputer Center, Moores Cancer Center, Dept. of Neurosciences: UC San Diego, USA
Interests: structural biology; bioinformatics; personalized drug treatment; artificial intelligence; machine learning (ML); deep learning (DL)
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Prof. Dr. Oleg Tsodikov
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536–0596, USA
Interests: antibacterial drug discovery; anticancer drug discovery; structural biology; biophysical chemistry
Prof. Dr. Tiziano Tuccinardi
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Via Bonanno 6, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug design; ligand–protein binding, molecular interactions; molecular modeling; hit identification; lead optimization
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Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Ueda
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Laboratory for the Study of Pain, Research Institute for Production Development, 15 Shimogamo Morimoto-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0805, Japan
Interests: chronic pain; fibromyalgia; lysophosphatidic acid; prothymosin alpha; stroke; opioid receptor; kyotorphin
Dr. Sergio Valente
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Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
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Formerly head of the Department of Organic Chemistry (FS), University of Mons-UMONS, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Interests: heterocycles; microwave-induced synthesis; medicinal chemistry; green chemistry
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Prof. Dr. M. Helena Vasconcelos
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1. FFUP – Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Potugal
2. i3S—Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Interests: cancer drug resistance; cancer multidrug resistance; intercellular transfer of drug resistance mediated by Extracellular Vesicles (EVs); new approaches to overcome drug resistance; drug-efflux pumps; escape from apoptosis; autophagy; metabolic alterations associated with drug resistance; tumour-microenvironment interactions; cancer stem cells; microRNAs; biomarkers of minimal residual disease and of drug resistance
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Prof. Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka
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Department of Pathology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
Interests: glucan; natural immunomodulators; cancer
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Prof. Dr. David R. Williams
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Department of Chemistry, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, USA
Interests: natural product synthesis; synthesis methodology; stereoselective reactions; heterocyclic chemistry; concerted reactions
Prof. Dr. Jean-Yves Winum
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Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron UMR 5247 CNRS, ENSCM, Université de Montpellier 240 avenue du professeur Emile Jeanbrau 34296 Montpellier cedex 5 - France
Interests: metalloenzymes; inhibitors; organic chemistry; medicinal chemistry; anticancerous compounds; antiinfectiuos compounds
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Prof. Dr. Fengqing Yang
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School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
Interests: natural products; drug discovery; enzyme inhibitors; antithrombosis; pharmaceutical analysis
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Prof. Dr. Yukio Yoneda
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1. Department of Pharmacology, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Suita 565-0871, Japan;
2. The Institute of Prophylactic Pharmacology, Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0001, Japan
Interests: amino acids; theanine; green tea; gene transcription; cellular differentiation; intracellular signal transduction; membrane receptors; membrane transporters; mitochondria; neural stem cells; mesenchymal stem cells; hematopoietic stem cells
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Prof. Dr. Qi-Dong You
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State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Drug Design and Optimization, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China
Interests: design and synthesis of bioactive compound; synthesis and modification of natural product; drugability optimization
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Prof. Dr. Jiahui Yu
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School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Interests: nano-biomaterials; drug carriers; tissure engineering materials; MRI contrast agents
Dr. Panagiotis Zoumpoulakis
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Department of Food Science and Technology, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece
Interests: molecular design; bioanalysis; natural bioactive compounds; computational chemistry; analytical chemistry
Prof. Dr. Maria Emília de Sousa
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1. Laboratório de Química Orgânica e Farmacêutica, Departamento de Ciências, Químicas, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
2. Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR/CIMAR), Universidade do Porto, Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões, Avenida General Norton de Matos, S/N 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal
Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; heterocycles, P-glycoprotein; anticancer; anticoagulants; chiral drugs; marine natural products
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Dr. Beatriz de-las-Heras
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Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense Universityof Madrid (UCM), 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: natural products; inflammation; inflammasome; cancer; ocular tolerance
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