Rongtao Li has completed her PhD at Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science in 2004. She is the full professor, vice dean of the Faculty of Life Science and Technology, and Director of Natural Products Research Laboratories, Kunming University of Science and Technology. She has been awarded several prizes conferred by national, CAS, provincial, or ministerial authorities, including the “First Outstanding Prize of Natural Science of Yunnan province”, the “National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of P.R. China”, the “New Century Excellent Talents on University”, and the “Young Academic and Technical Leader of Yunnan Province”. She has published 12 patents, and over 150 scientific papers.
Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees form California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management and also in Nanochemistry and Molecular Structure Theory. His research interests are Biophysical Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Biomolecular and Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modeling and Structure, Theoretical, Computational and Mathematical Chemistry, Ab initio and Density Functional Methods. He has participated at more than fifty reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Index (ISI) Journals. It should be noted that he has visited many universities or scientific and academic research institutes in different countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Russia, France, Swiss, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, China, etc. as research fellow, sabbatical and volunteer researcher or visitor heretofore. He has a history of several years of teaching for college students and various disciplines and trends in different universities. Moreover, he has been a senior advisor in various industry and factories. He is expert in many computer programs and programming languages. Hitherto, he has authored more than ten books in Chemistry. Syne, he has been awarded more than four hundreds reputed international awards, prizes, scholarships and honors. Heretofore, he has multiple editorial duties in many reputed international journals. Hitherward, he is a member of more than one hundred reputed international academic–scientific–research institutes around the world.
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Prof. Wei Wang has completed his PhD from Peking University and postdoctoral studies from National Center for Natural Products Research, University of Mississippi. He is the director of TCM and Ethnomedicine Innovation & Development Laboratory, Hunan University of Chinese. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been serving as editorial board members for 6 international journals.
Dr. Milind J. Umekar, Principal and professor, SmtKishoritaiBhoyar college of Pharmacy, Kamptee completed his B.Pharm from Amravati University, M. Pharm and PhD( Pharm.Sci.) and MBA & PhD (Management) from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. Dr. Umekar has 20 years of teaching, research and administrative Experience. He has been a versatile guide and has guided 38 M. Pharm and 6 PhD students in various fields of pharmaceutical sciences. He has published more than 58 research articles in national and international journals. He is recipient of best research paper award at International conference of Ethnopharmacology, Petra, Jordan in 2015. He has been awarded with prestigious fellowship in Indian Pharmacological Society (FIPS). He has also authored various books on Biochemistry and Pharmaceutics. Under his able guidance institute has received various research grants worth Rupees 80 lakhs from SERB-DST and AICTE. Dr. MilindUmekar has been chairman and Member of LOC for reputed International Scientific Conferences like, 45th International Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society,2nd International Conference of Ethnopharmacology, 68th IPC, First and Second Pharma HR Summit .He has chaired many scientific sessions at conferences of IPC, APTI, ISP, IPS,PHRSI, INNOPHARM etc. He has been Convener and coordinator for many scientific workshops and seminars. Under his visionary leadership as a President, APTI,MS , he has made many reforms and has conducted several programs for the professional growth of Pharmacy teachers. Through his administrative skills and excellent directions his institute Smt. KishoritaiBhoyar college of Pharmacy has been ranked 34th at all India level by National Institute Ranking Framework, 2017, Ministry of HRD ,Govt of India. He has worked as Member, Board of Studies, RTM Nagpur University. He serves as an examiner for UG, PG and PhD courses at various universities. He is associated with 33 National and International Professional Bodies&Organisations. Currently he is Vice President, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, Vice President, Pharmacognosy Society of India, Secretary, Association of Unaided Private Pharmacy Colleges, and also Member, Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association, worked as President of IPA (Nagpur Branch), State Coordinator of Society of Pharmacognosy. He is Founder Secretary of Pharma HR Society of India and National executive member of Indian pharmacology society. Dr. Umekar has been honored with Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award, Maharashtra Pharmacist Association Award, Young Achiever Award, National Teacher Excellence Award, Best Teacher Award and Best Principal Award by various professional organizations.
Dr. Xu is a professor in Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), Associate Director of UIC Key Lab -Laboratory for Health Promotion Mechanism of Medicinal Food and Folk Remedy, author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Xu received Ph.D in Chungnam National University, South Korea. He conducted postdoctoral research work in North Dakota State University, Purdue University, and Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation during 2005-2009. Dr. Xu is serving as Associate Editor-in-Chief of Food Science and Human Wellness, an Editorial Board member of several international journals.
Health benefits (targeted at aging, cancers, obesity, and diabetes) assessment of phytochemicals from legumes, fruits, vegetables, traditional Chinese medicines through in vitro animal cell models. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of bioactive food components in disease prevention. Development of novel health promoting products.
Sameh AbouZid is currently Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy at Beni-Suef University, Egypt. He obtained B.Sc. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M.I. Choudhary. He is working as a University staff member at Faculty of Pharmacy, Beni-Suef University since March, 2005. He was promoted to Associate professorship on December, 2010. He was a visiting scholar at the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Guido Pauli, UIC on 2014. He supervised 10 master and doctoral students working in isolation, structure elucidation and testing biological activity of plant secondary metabolites.