Universidade do PortoClick to learn more
Anake KijjoaDr Kijjoa is a Professor and Head of Chemistry Department of the Biomedical Sciences Institute Abel Salazar and also a Head of the “Chemistry and Biological Activities of Marine Natural Products Research group” of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) of the University of Porto, Portugal. He received his BSc in Pharmacy (Magna cum laude) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and PhD in Organic Chemistry from São Paulo University, Brazil in 1980. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Institüt de Pharmazeutische Biologie, University of Heidelberg, Germany and at the Department of Chemistry, the Florida State University at Tallahassee, Florida, USA, under a supervision of Prof. Werner Herz. He was awarded Honorary Doctorate from three Universities in Thailand in 2008, 2009 and 2018. He was a chairman of the 6th European Conference on Marine Natural Products (ECMNP) in 2009, and member of International Advisory Board of several ECMNPs. His research interest focuses on isolation, structure elucidation and biological activity evaluation of Natural Products from terrestrial and marine organisms. He has supervised several Master’s and PhD’s of both Portuguese and foreign students as well as post-doctoral fellows. He is currently an Associate Editor of Marine Drugs and member of the Editorial Board of various scientific journals. He is a coauthor of more than 180 original research papers and several book chapters. He was invited as keynote speakers to give plenary lectures in various international conferences.
Claudia Moraes de Rezende
Federal University of Rio de JaneiroClick to learn more
Claudia Moraes de RezendeFull Professor at the Institute of Chemistry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She was a researcher at the Sousa Cruz SA Research Center (1983-2005). From this time on, she joined UFRJ, was coordinator of the postgraduate program in Organic Chemistry. She develops research in the areas of Coffee Chemistry; Aroma Chemistry; Flavors; Chemistry of Natural Products and Essential Oils; Studies of biological activity and coffee metabolism. Approaches via Gas Chromatography, Olfactory Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, CG x CG, Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics and Lipidomics. Isolation of secondary metabolites, chemical transformations and scale-up. Nosso Estado scientist by FAPERJ since 2014 and 1C researcher at CNPq. From 2008 to 2014, she held the positions of first secretary, treasurer and vice president of the Brazilian Chemical Society, currently serving on the deliberative board. She was on the board of the Brazilian Society of Mass Spectrometry (BRMass) between 2014-2018. In 2011, she coordinated the International Year of Chemistry-Brazil project through SBQ. She is the scientific editor of the journal Ciência Hoje and Ciência Hoje das Crianças do ICH. Coordinator of the project Moleculetes for scientific dissemination on social networks. Member of the Council of Graduates at UFRJ.
Wecare SkinClick to learn more
Cristianne BertolamiGraduated in Pedagogy from USP and post graduated in Marketing from FAAP. Fifteen years working in the pharmaceutical industry, she has created innovative products and services that help people to be healthier and live better. In 2016, she founded Wecare Skin, the first Brazilian company that takes care of the skin of cancer patients and develops solutions so that cancer patients can have more quality of life and success in their treatment.
University of CopenhagenClick to learn more
Dan StaerkDan Staerk obtained his Master of Science in Chemistry and Molecular biology/Biochemistry from University of Southern Denmark in 1997 and his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2000, where he specialized in natural products research. After a period as Assistant Professor (2000-2003) and Associate Professor (2003-2008) at Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), he was appointed Professor at Faculty of Life Sciences, UCPH. Since 2012 he has been Professor in Natural Products Research at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, UCPH, where he is also heading Copenhagen Small Molecule NMR Centre. Professor Staerk's main research interest is development and application of advanced analytical techniques for accelerated analysis of bioactive natural products in complex extracts of plants and microorganisms. This includes technologies like ligand-fishing, high-resolution inhibition profiling, hyphenated HPLC-PDA-HRMS-SPE-NMR, and metabolomics. Special interest is on bioactive natural products and peptides for treatment of metabolic diseases, but his interests also include antimicrobial compounds and efflux pump inhibitors.
University of Mato Grosso do SulClick to learn more
Denise BrentanDenise Brentan da Silva is graduated in Pharmacy (UFMS), master in organic chemistry (UFMS), Ph.D. in Natural and Synthetic Products (FCFRP-USP) and post-doctorate (FCFRP-USP). The researcher is currently professor at UFMS and leader of the research group LAPNEM (Laboratory of Natural Products and Mass Spectrometry). She was senior researcher at the company LYCHNOFLORA P&D Ltda. She received Prof. Otto Richard Gottlieb award - Young Talent of Sociedade Brasileira de Química (2015). The researcher supervised several projects involving metabolomics approaches for determination of bioactive compounds and to understand the ecological interactions.
Universidade Vila VelhaClick to learn more
Denise EndringerDuring the last 10 years, Dr. Endringer is a CNPQ2 scientist and participated in multidisciplinary projects, mainly as PI (principal investigator) or co-PI, in which plant materials from Brazil were used to screen new extracts and fruits and to generate new chemical entities with antimicrobials, anti-hypertensive and healing, and chemopreventive cancer and anticancer activities. She has technical, scientific, and research management experience in pharmacognosy and cell culture and product and patent development. She has authored or co-authored 136 papers, four patents, and some organization of a book and seven book chapters. In the same period, she coordinated 19 research and extension projects with funding, two with international funding, and participated as co-PI of 8 funded projects. In the period evaluated, she completed the orientation of two doctorates, 23 masters and 71 undergraduate students, and scientific initiation and conclusion bacharel Thesis. These data prove that she has experience in research management, human resources training, technical and scientific production, innovation products, and project coordination.
KaapiClick to learn more
Eduardo MattosoEduardo Mattoso is founder of the Brazilian company Kaapi. His introduction to the fragrance business was by researching natural ingredients from the Brazilian biodiversity. His work on the Amazonian forest led to a Master’s degree in Chemistry in 2005. A few years later he started his own company aimed at exporting Brazilian ingredients to the Flavor and Fragrance industry. In 2013 Kaapi started its own fragrance operations as an attempt to use Brazilian essential oils in perfuming compositions. In 2019 he founded Iby - an initiative into the B2C market – a company driven to adding value to Brazilian food ingredients.
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Joanna E. Burdette
University of Illinois at ChicagoClick to learn more
Joanna E. BurdetteProfessor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 2014, she was promoted to Associate Dean for Research. Her research has helped to develop three-dimensional models of the fallopian tube to define early events responsible for ovarian cancer formation. She is interested in the use of botanicals as a novel source of compounds that activate progesterone receptor signaling. She is also actively screening natural products for anti-cancer activity with a focus on ovarian cancer. She has been the recipient of the Liz Tilberis Scholar Award from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and was named the UIC Rising Star in the basic life sciences in 2013 and the UIC Distinguished Researcher in life sciences in 2020.
Josean Fechine Tavares
Federal University of ParaíbaClick to learn more
Josean Fechine TavaresB.S. in Pharmacy, Federal University of Paraíba (2003), M.S. in Natural and Synthetic Bioactive Products (2004), Ph.D in Natural and Synthetic Bioactive Products (2007). Dr. Tavares’ area of expertise is pharmacy with emphasis in phytochemistry, including mainly: extraction, isolation, purification of secondary metabolites and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance use to identify and/or elucidate Natural Products Chemical structures. Currently, Dr. Tavares works as an Associate III Professor of Health Science Center, Pharmaceutical Science department and he is in charge of Spectroscopic Methods Applied to Drug Analysis class. He worked as coordinator of the Post-Graduate Program in Natural and Bioactive Synthetic Products (CAPES 6), from 2014 to 2019. He has more than 140 scientific articles published on indexed periodics and supervised 12 M.S. and 8 Ph.D students. Dr. Tavares is also a member of Chemical Brazilian Society, Pharmaceutical Science Brazilian Association, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Users Association and Research Productivity Scholarship Level 2 of CNPQ.
Lona M. Alkhalaf
University of WarwickClick to learn more
Lona M. AlkhalafLona Alkhalaf graduated with an MChem in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool in 2010 and obtained a PhD in chemical biology at the University of Warwick in 2014, under the supervision of Professor Greg Challis. Following 2 years as a postdoctoral research fellow with Dr Katherine Ryan at the University of British Columbia she returned to the University of Warwick where she currently works as a senior research fellow with Prof. Challis. Her research is focussed on the structure, function and mechanism of biosynthetic enzymes and targets of natural products.
Joyce Kelly do Rosário da Silva
Federal University of ParáClick to learn more
Joyce Kelly do Rosário da SilvaPh. D in Organic Chemistry from the Federal University of Pará (Brazil) and post-doctorate at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (USA). She is currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Biotechnology of UFPA and Affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. In addition, she is Productivity scholarship of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the first woman in the Amazon Region to be laureated with the prize "For Women in Science" promoted by UNESCO, L’Oréal and ABC (2013). In the last ten years, she has published around 80 scientific papers in the field of Chemistry of Natural Products, especially on essential oils and aromas.
Louis Pergaud Sandjo
University of Santa CatarinaClick to learn more
Louis Pergaud SandjoI was born in Douala-Cameroon. I obtained my PhD in Chemistry in otutelle (2010) at the University of Yaoundé 1/Université de Lorraine, France. I had three postdoctoral positions: Mar-Jul 2010 Pukyong National University, South Korea (Natural products from marine fungi), Oct 2010-Aug 2014 Johannes University of Mainz, Germany (Natural products structure elucidation); Jul 2018-Oct 2019 Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (Phytochemistry). As a professor: Visiting professor Set 2014-Jun 2018 Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (Phytochemistry); Assistant professor since Nov 2019 and responsible for the Laboratory of Natural Products Chemistry (Chemistry Department, UFSC). Publications: 100; Patents: 2; Book Chapters: 4; Book: 1.
M. Iqbal Choudhary
University of KarachiClick to learn more
M. Iqbal ChoudharyDr. M. Iqbal Choudhary is Director and Professor of Bioorganic and Natural Product Chemistry at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research) and Coordinator General COMSTECH (Organization of Islamic Cooperation Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation). Prof. Choudhary has, since 1990, been among the world leaders in the field of natural product chemistry, and has made pioneering contributions in the discovery of novel natural products. He has discovered many potent anti-epileptic and anti-leishmanial compounds from indigenous medicinal plants that are under clinical trials. His contributions to reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics represent seminal contributions in this important field. He leads the developing world's finest research center of natural product chemistry (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry) since 2002, and has trained hundreds of young researchers, especially women, from across the Afro-Asian region in natural product chemistry. He has established several research centers in Pakistan, and helped to setup research units in Africa, and South and Central Asia. His scientific, and capacity building contributions have been recognized by prestigious national and international awards and honors, and fellowships of several academies of science. Prof. Choudhary has 1,154 publications (Citations 29,850, h index 70) in the fields of organic and bioorganic chemistry, along with 74 international patents (56 US Patents), 87 books and 40 chapters in books, published by major U.S. and European presses. On the basis of his researches, 98 students have been awarded Ph.D. degrees in various areas of natural product and bioorganic chemistry.
Marnix H. Medema
Wageningen University & ResearchClick to learn more
Marnix H. MedemaMarnix Medema is an Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He obtained a Biology BSc (Radboud University Nijmegen, 2006) and a Biomolecular Sciences MSc (University of Groningen, 2008). In 2013, he completed his PhD with Eriko Takano and Rainer Breitling in Groningen; during this period, he was also a visiting fellow with Michael Fischbach at the University of California, San Francisco. Following a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany, he joined Wageningen University in 2015. There, his group develops computational methodologies to unravel natural product biosynthesis using omics data, and applies these methods to the study of molecular interactions in microbiomes. He built and co-coordinates the development of the antiSMASH software for the identification of biosynthetic gene clusters, along with several other algorithms for omics-based natural product discovery. Medema is a recipient of NWO Rubicon and Veni fellowships and an ERC Starting Grant, and received several prizes for his work, including the NBIC Young Investigator Award. He is editorial board member of Natural Product Reports, mSystems and FEMS Microbes, senior editor of ISME Communications, member of the scientific advisory board of Hexagon Bio, and co-founder of Design Pharmaceuticals.
University of BrasiliaClick to learn more
Melina MottinDr. Melina Mottin received her PhD in Physical Chemistry at University of Campinas (Unicamp) (2015). She is an expert in molecular dynamics simulations, molecular docking and Machine Learning modelling. She is a Pos-doc fellow in the Laboratório de Interação Patógeno-Hospedeiro (UnB) developing the project "Artificial intelligence, molecular modeling and experimental evaluation to discover new trypanocidal agents that inhibit Trypanosoma cruzi oligopeptidases". She also is a Research Associate in the LabMol (UFG) and has been working on the OpenZika Project to prioritize new compounds able to inhibit Zika and Dengue proteins, through the integration of several computational strategies.
Michelle Frazão Muzitano
Federal University of Rio de JaneiroClick to learn more
Michelle Frazão MuzitanoMichelle F. Muzitano has a degree in Pharmacy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2002), a Ph.D. in Natural Products Chemistry from the Natural Products Research Institute - UFRJ and from the Università Degli Studi di Firenze - Italy (2006) and a Post-Doctorate at Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2008). She is currently Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Campus Macaé. She is a permanent professor in the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (UFRJ, Campus Fundão) and Bioactive Products and Biosciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Campus Macaé), from which acted as coordinator from 2017-2019, and is currently vice coordinator. She also works as a counselor at CEPG, Council for Graduates UFRJ. She participated in the UFRJ Macaé Campus in the Implementation of the Pharmacy Course, the Bioactive Products Group and the Postgraduate Program in Bioactive Products and Biosciences. Coordinates the Laboratory of Bioactive Products since 2009 and is leader of the research group on Bioactive Products registered and certified in the Directory of Research Groups in Brazil CNPq. She has projects in collaboration with national and international institutions, one of them funded by CAPES PrInt, and she is a Young Scientist of Our State at FAPERJ. Has experience in Pharmacognosy and Natural Products, acting on the following subjects: Medicinal plants, Research on New Drugs and Herbal Medicines, Flavonoids, Tuberculosis and Immunopharmacology.
Mônica Tallarico Pupo
University of São PauloClick to learn more
Mônica Tallarico PupoMônica T. Pupo graduated in Pharmacy in 1990 from University of São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto campus, and then earned her PhD in Chemistry from Federal University of São Carlos in 1997. She was a postdoctoral researcher at Institute of Physics of São Carlos, USP, for one year and then she joined the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, USP, in 1998 as assistant professor. She was appointed as associated professor in 2009 and full professor in 2019. She was a visiting scholar at Professor Jon Clardy group (Harvard Medical School, USA) from 2006 to 2007. She coordinates the Laboratory of Microbial Chemistry (LQMo, PupoLab) and her research interests are focused on understanding the role of specialized metabolites in interspecies interactions in plant and insect microbiomes, and also natural products discovery for infectious diseases. Besides the lab research she enjoys going to the field to observe Nature and to collect biological samples. http://pupolab.fcfrp.usp.br/
Nathalia Pedroso Barbosa
Luna GreentechClick to learn more
Nathalia Pedroso BarbosaFounder and CEO of Luna Greentech - natural, sustainable, and technological raw material for cosmetics. Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences - UFG. Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences by UFG (2013/2014). She develops innovative projects in the areas of cosmetology, pharmacy, chemistry, health, and the environment, and works with the submission of ideas to raise funds for project development. In addition, she develops research with extracts and residues of plant origin, chemical characterization, in vitro biological evaluations (microbiology and antioxidant), nebulization, gas chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, sustainability. She worked with Technological Innovation projects at SENAI-GO as a project analyst in the formatting of innovative ideas, development of innovation projects, and management of innovation projects (2015-2018). She acted as Local Innovation Agent (SEBRAE/CNPq) providing development and innovation advice to micro and small companies in the metropolitan region of Goiânia, for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, chemical, drugstore, and compounding pharmacies segment (2013-2015).
Nídia Cristiane Yoshida
University of Mato Grosso do SulClick to learn more
Nídia Cristiane YoshidaDr Nidia Yoshida is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Chemistry at Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. She received her PhD from the University of São Paulo (2013), with a sandwich period at Washington State University, USA. Her research focuses on bioactive natural products, with an emphasis on chemical analysis of plants, metabolomic analysis, isolation and characterization of secondary metabolites, evaluation of the biological properties of plant extracts, isolated molecules and essential oils, molecular biology, and biosynthesis of natural products.
Paulo Cezar Vieira
University of São PauloClick to learn more
Paulo Cezar VieiraPaulo Cezar Vieira earned his Ph.D. from the University of São Paulo in 1982. He is currently Full Professor in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo. He has published over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals. He has also published 6 book chapters, organized 3 books and co-authored 1 book. He was secretary general, vice president and president (two terms) of the Brazilian Chemical Society, and the president of the Latin American Federation of Chemical Associations (FLAQ). His recent research interests involve isolation and identification of natural products with biological activity with an emphasis on parasitic diseases and search for selective inhibitors of enzymes mainly cathepsins. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society.
Federal University of São CarlosClick to learn more
Quezia CassQuezia B Cass is a full Professor at the Chemistry Department of Federal University of São Carlos. Separation of drugs plays an important role in her research projects and a number of methods have been developed for studies of achiral and chiral drugs in biological fluids or environmental matrices by multidimensional liquid chromatography. Immobilized enzymes in solid support for ligands screening in natural or synthetic libraries by affinity-based assays has been, lately, one of her main research interests. She authored more than 180 articles; supervised more than 55 Masters and PhD candidates, 16 research fellows and 25 undergraduate research students. The research group has been mostly composed of women and has contributed for the development of cutting-edge analytical techniques. She has presented more than 50 seminars in national and/or internationally recognized conferences.
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University of KentuckyClick to learn more
Sylvie Garneau-TsodikovaSylvie Garneau-Tsodikova obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2003 from the University of Alberta (Prof. John C. Vederas). She then pursued her postdoctoral studies with Prof. Christopher T. Walsh at Harvard Medical School. In 2006, Sylvie joined the University of Michigan as the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy and the Life Sciences Institute. In 2013, she relocated to the University of Kentucky as an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences with tenure at the College of Pharmacy, where she is now the Patrick P. DeLuca Pharmaceutical Technology Professor and Assistant Vice President for Research. Her work focuses on understanding and combating bacterial and fungal resistance. Her expertise is in medicinal chemistry and her group also works at the interface of biochemistry and microcrobiology. She is on the International Advisory Board of ChemMedChem, an Associate Editor for RSC Medicinal Chemistry, and a member of the editorial board of Journal of Biological Chemistry and ACS Infectious Diseases. She has published >150 manuscripts. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Vahlteich Research Award and NSF CAREER Award. She has given >100 invited talks and plenary lectures on her work worldwide (e.g., Brazil, Canada, China, England, Israel, Egypt, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Scotland, South Africa, and USA). As a result of her passion/work for outreach, she is an AAAS Leshner Fellow for public engagement as well as an AAAS/Lyda Hill IF/THEN ambassador. She is striving and working hard for equality and inclusivity in science.
Talita da Silva Ferreira
New Max Industrial LtdaClick to learn more
Talita da Silva FerreiraPharmacist with more than 15 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs in pharmaceutical companies in B2B and B2C markets. Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship at FEA-USP and Ph.D.’s Degree in progress in Business Economy at the University of Salamanca. Regulatory Consultant at Legis Consultoria and ManagerDevelopment at New Max Industrial. Specialist in Management of regulatory knowledge for the excellence of internal and external processes and Business Strategy to expand to other markets.
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University of CaliforniaClick to learn more
Yi TangYi Tang received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Material Science from Penn State University. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from California Institute of Technology under the guidance of Prof. David A. Tirrell. After NIH postdoctoral training in Chemical Biology from Prof. Chaitan Khosla at Stanford University, he started his independent career at University of California Los Angeles in 2004. He is currently a professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA, and holds joint appointments in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; and Department of Bioengineering. His awards include the ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (2012), the EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2012), NIH DP1 Director Pioneer Award (2012), the ACS Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry (2014) and the Charles Thom Award from the Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (2019).