Jun Fang is an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He received a joint Ph.D. training from Donghua University (State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials) and University of Pittsburgh from 2009 to 2015. He was a postdoctoral research fellow and an assistant project scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2016 to 2021. His research interest is focused onintegratingnew biomaterials,biofabrication, stem cell and immunoengineeringfor addressing clinical challenges in disease diagnostics and therapies.He has published over 30 papers in high-quality journals, including Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communication, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, PNAS, etc. and has applied several international patents. He is also active reviewers for many high impact journals and a scientific advisory board member of a Biotech company.
Jun Ding (https://www.meakinsmcgill.com/ding/) is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre since March 2021. Before that, he was trained as a postdoc at the Computational Biology Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, under the supervision of Dr. Ziv Bar-Joseph. In 2016, he received his PhD. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. His research focuses on developing computational methods to drive biological discoveries and medical innovations by analyzing and modeling large-scale biomedical data, especially single-cell genomics data. Jun had published ~30 papers in leading computational biology journals such as genome research and cell stem cell, over 10 of which are about machine learning approaches for cell identification and trajectory inference from single-cell datasets. Many of the computational models that Jun developed had led to significant biomedical advances. For example, scdiff has improved lung epithelial cell differentiation efficiency from induced stem cells. In addition, the Tarpmir method that Jun developed is one of the most popular microRNA target prediction approaches. Currently, Jun is particularly interested in developing computational models and visualizations to decode cellular dynamics in a variety of biological processes (e.g., cell differentiation and disease progression) from single-cell multimodal measurements.
Dr. H. Hosseinkhani, Chemical Engineer, has broad experience in life sciences and is an expert in nanotechnology, biomaterials, drug delivery, 3D in vitro systems, bioreactor technology, and bioengineering stem cells technology. His working experience is mainly attributed to academia and industry of biomedical engineering research and development (which includes several years of basic science research experience in a number of premier institutions related to the structure and function of biomaterials, and in polymer-based and mineral-based medical implants development in the medical device industry). He has been awarded several prestigious fellowships including JSPS Fellowship of Japan,and European Marie Curie Fellowship. He authored more than 100 scientific papers published on peer-reviewed Journals, 5 books, and 10 book chapters (H-index: 46Google Scholar). He is inventor of 16 National and International patents, several of which are licensed to companies acting in the biomedical fields and translated to 7 commercial products. He is the founder of Matrix, Inc., a world leading Biotech Company dedicated to healthcare technology to improve patient's quality of life.He is Editor-in-Chief; Recent Progress in Materials, Editor-in-Chief; Journal of Modern Nanotechnology, and Country Editor; Current Drug Delivery.
Prof. Albert Güveniş received his PhD. degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He then worked as a researcher and a faculty member at the Radiology Dept. in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA in the area of Positron Emission Tomography. He then joined Boğaziçi University. Dr. Güveniş had joined a Joint Commission team to survey a hospital in Palm Desert, California USA as part of his work in clinical engineering. The goal is to increase the effectiveness of current biomedical devices, systems and diagnostic/therapeutic schemes. Clinical engineering methods are used to improve systems. Precision medical systems and procedures are devised as solutions to pressing problems for major diseases such as cancer diagnosis and therapy. His research interests are Precision Medicine Imaging, Stochastic Systems, Statistical Signal/ Image Processing.
Prof. Terry Gourlay is an experienced University Professor and medical technology professional with a demonstrated history of working with the Med Tech industry in the development and clinical delivery of innovative Medical Devices for a wide range of applications from wound-care to implantable cardiovascular devices. Extensive international research and clinical networks. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Head of Department in Biomedical Engineering from Strathclyde University, Scotland.
Miriam Rafailovich is a materials engineering researcher. She is the director of the Garcia Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Stony Brook University as well as former co-director of the Chemical and Molecular Engineering program at Stony Brook University. Her publications focus mainly on nanoscale materials engineering, including nanofibers, supercritical carbon dioxide, and biodegradable polymers. Her Research Intrerests : Surface and interface properties of polymer thin films, nanocomposite materials, phase segregation in polymer blends, polymer dynamics in confined geometries, wetting in multilayer polymer films, fracture toughness of polymer interfaces, polymer adhesion, nanopatterning using polymer self assembly, nanotribiology of polymer film surfaces, nanopatterning with magnetic impregnates in glass. Experimental specialization: SIMS, X-ray and Neutron Reflection, Lateral, magnetic and atomic force microcopy TEM, RBS, and Mossbauer Spectroscopy.
Professor Kausik Sarkar's Rheology, Biofluids and Ultrasonics Lab is involved in the fundamentals of multiphase flows, and applies them to problems of medical interest that require an understanding of mechanics--the stresses and transport in biological media and inside the human body and how they relate to diseases, diagnosis and cure. Specific focus is on the mechanics of cells, and cell-like “soft particles” such as liposomes and microbubbles, that are used for imaging and drug delivery. Current projects include investigation of echogenic liposomes for ultrasound imaging and targeted drug delivery, noninvasive blood pressure estimation using contrast microbubbles, ultrasound mediated cancer diagnosis, effects of ultrasound on cell proliferation, and the numerical simulation of emulsions of viscous and viscoelastic drops and biological particles. Research Interest: Biomedical engineering; Fluid mechanics, thermal science and energy; High-performance computing; Mechanical engineering.
Ms. Susanna Uusmaa is a biomedical scientist with broad expertise in Medical Sciences and in International Business. Holding an MSBS degree, she is result-driven to integrate modern smart technologies into making substantive contributions to the biomedical sector. Having conducted research in neuroscience and oncology and having proudly graduated from Tallinn University of Technology (TALTECH) and Tallinn University School of Natural Sciences and Health, Ms. Uusmaa takes an evidence-based approach to her professional objectives and also to her endeavors as a passionate healthy lifestyle entrepreneuse. With a background in biomolecular and medical sciences, she has recently co-founded Quantum Brain Research Institute (https://quantumbrain.institute/ )with the aim of supporting the development of neuroscientific research for neurocritical treatment applications through instructive programs in mental health assessment and management. In collaboration with the Luxembourg Institute of Health and Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, she developed a complete standard operating procedure for differentiating and generating fully functional glial cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in only 30 days. Moreover, she holds over 6 years of hard-working experience in business operations and relationship building in more than 5 countries around the globe, having created and nurtured mutually beneficial partnerships, enhanced workflow efficiency, and contributed to the growth of several initiatives with substantial savings. Ms. Uusmaa’s biomedical undertakings have positioned her as an MSBS to be able to become an active contributor also to the longevity sector and put her expertise into helping people become their best version of themselves with properly validated and ethical practices. She considers herself lucky to be born in the beautiful Northern European city of Tallinn in Estonia, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure of the Baltic Sea, where women’s rights are valued and where cutting-edge technologies are implemented in e-governance and healthcare. Ms. Uusmaa brings strong organizational and unique interpersonal abilities to her scope of action with the ultimate goal of integrating smart and efficient solutions to the biomedical sector and creating awareness of healthy living & healthy aging.
Orchidea Maria Lecian graduated in Theoretical Physics and received their PhD in Relativistic Astrophysics at Physics Department, Sapienza University of Rome, and International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics. Received postdoctoral grants from Sapienza University of Rome, Della Riccia Foundation and IHES, France. Was Postdoctoral fellow at IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette, France, APC, Paris, France, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam-Golm, Germany, and Physics Department, Sapienza University or Rome. Was International Visiting Researcher and appointed Erasmus Lecturer at Comenius University, KTFDF, Bratislava, Slovakia, with a SAIA Fellowship, and Assistant Professor at SBAI, Department for Basic Sciences and Application to Engineering, and DIAEE, Department for Astronautics, Electrical and Energetic Engineering, and Professor at DICEA, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Is member of several research consortia, participated in national conferences and international as speaker, is author of research papers in international journals, conference proceedings, book chapters and one book. Is reviewer for several international journals and conference organization. Research Interest: Theoretical Physics, General Relativity, Quantum Gravity, Applied Mathematics.
Alessandro Ruggiero, PhD from 1999 to 2005 was Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Salerno, where he has been an Associate Professor with the Department of Industrial Engineering since 2005 till today. In 2017 he received the National qualification to Full Professor in Applied Mechanics. He authored more than 220 scientific papers on prestigious indexed international journals and national and international proceedings. He serves as Editor, member of the Editorial Board and reviewer for many WoS/SCOPUS indexed International Scientific Journals and as evaluator of national and international research projects. He cooperates with numerous international Universities and prestigious Research Centers. Actually, he is member of the IFToMM Technical Committee for Tribology and National Coordinator of Italian AIMETA Tribology Group. His current research interests are focused on (bio) tribology, biomechanics, in-silico wear calculation of artificial human synovial joints, but they include also dynamics of mechanical systems, noise and vibration measurements, mechanical measurement and diagnostic on mechanical systems.
Dr. Saleh Al-Tayyar is a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, at King Saudi University. During the period (Feb 2004-Sep 2008) he served as the Director General for Medical Devices Sector at the Saudi Food & Drug Authority, he became the vice Executive President for Medical Devices Sector at the Saudi Food & Drug Authority (Sep 2008-Sep 2014). He established a state of the art medical devices regulatory system in Saudi Arabia that achieved the respect and recognition of the international regulatory arena. He was also a member of the executive team that established the Saudi Food and Drug Authority in Saudi Arabia. He chaired many organizations and committees, among which are the Asian Harmonization Working Party(AHWP), an organization of more than 23 member economies working toward harmonization of medical devices in Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America for three years, the Asian Regulatory Professional Association (ARPA) for three years, the Medical Devices Committee at Saudi Arabia Standards Organization ,Al-Riyadh Biomedical Engineering Club, and the Medical & Clinical Engineering Chapter at the Saudi Council of Engineers. Altayyar is a foot Biomechanics Consultant at the university Diabetes Center at King Saud University Diabetes Center, and a Biomedical Engineering Consultant at King Fahad Medical City, Ministry of Health, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia. He refereed and co-authored books on innovation in healthcare, Diabetic foot , and clinical engineering management. He organized and chaired many conferences.
Professor Renan MVR Almeida has a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1983), MSc in Biomedical Engineering from COPPE/UFRJ (1988) and a Doctorate (PhD) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (1993). Since 1994, he has been a professor at the Biomedical Engineering Program, COPPE/UFRJ, where he is currently a Full Professor, teaching the disciplines of Biostatistics, Non-linear Modeling and Science Methodology. Professor Renan has published around 80 scientific papers in peer-reviewed indexed journals, and over 100 full papers in scientific congresses sponsored by recognized Scientific Societies. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Engineering / Area: Biomedical Engineering / Subarea: Biostatistics. Engineering / Area: Biomedical Engineering / Subarea: Evaluation of Technology in Health. Engineering / Area: Biomedical Engineering / Subarea: Informatics Em Saude. Research project: Neural Networks in the prediction of vitality in newborns.( 2008-2010). Methodologies for modeling health systems and determinants from large databases. (2004 – Current).
Dr. Li obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from Nanjing University. Then, he did postdoctoral in the Biochem. Dept from the same University. He worked as a visiting scholar in Munich University, Tohoku University, and Harvard University. From 2001, he is a full professor at Nanjing University, and from 2006, he is also a professor in Shanghai University. He has published more than 260 scientific publications and dedicated several books and book chapters. The research interests of Genxi Li's lab include biosensors, especially electrochemical biosensor, colorimetric biosensor, nano-based biosensor; biological analysis, mainly towards disease marker proteins, DNA and cells with clinical implications; as well as the related research areas, such as bioelectrochemistry, molecular recognition and interaction, molecular assembly and engineering, protein chemistry and engineering, nano-biology and nano-medicine, surface modification and characterization, molecular probe and label, signal transduction and amplification, etc.
Dr Wei Min Huang is currently an Associate Professor (tenured) at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. With over 25 years of experience on various shape memory materials (alloy, polymer, composite and hybrid), he has published over 200 papers in journals, such as Accounts of Chemical Research, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, and Materials Today, and has been invited to review manuscripts from over 290 international journals (including Progress in Polymer Science, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, and Advanced Functional Materials, etc), project proposals from American Chemical Society, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, etc, and book proposals from Springer, Elsevier and CRC. He has published two books (Thin film shape memory alloys – fundamentals and device applications, Polyurethane shape memory polymers) and is currently on the editorial board of over three dozen of journals
Nasrul Anuar graduated with a B.Eng. Hons. In Mechatronics Engineering, followed by MSc. and Ph.D. in Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering and Upper Limb Prosthetics from University of Malaya, Malaysia. Nas’s research interests are quite wide-ranging under the general umbrella of prosthetics and orthotics engineering. He had published more than 30 articles of ISI and proceeding and currently supervising 8 PhD students and 9 Master students in Research. Grant holder for Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), University Community to Community (UCTC), Malaysia Community University Networking (MCUN-MTUN-MRUN), and Integrated Inter-displinary Research Grant (IIRG) . Members of International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO Malaysia) and Malaysian Society of Biomechanics (MSMBE). He is currently the Head of Department for Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya and Coordinator for Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering.
Abraham J. Domb is a Professor for Medicinal Chemistry and Biopolymers at the School of Pharmacy-Faculty of Medicine and Forensic Sciences at the faculty of Law of the Hebrew University. He earned BSc degrees in Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Law; Diplomas in Business management and Textile science and PhDfrom The Hebrew University. He did his postdoctoral training at Syntex Research, MIT and Harvard university. Since 1991 he is at the Hebrew university. During 2007-2012 he headed the Division of Forensic Science at the Israel Police. During 2014-2016 he served as president of College of Engineering. 2018-2021 he was the head of the School of Pharmacy of the Hebrew University. Since 2021 he is the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Innovation, science and technology. His research interests include: medicinal and polymer chemistry, pharmaceutical development and drug delivery systems, oral and dental research and forensic science.
Marija Vidović is a Research Associate Professor at Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE) University of Belgrade. She did her PhD in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry (FC), University of Belgrade. Her research interests include Proteomics, Protein Biochemistry, LEA proteins Intrinsically disordered proteins, α-syncline aggregation, Metabolomics, Secondary metabolism (phenolics: phenylpropanoids, flavonoids and anthocyanins), Abiotic stress in plants (high light intensity, UV-B radiation and drought), Antioxidants and pro-oxidants (ROS) and redox regulation, Carbon and nitrogen allocation from source to sink leaf tissue.
Majid Ghassemi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at the K. N. Toosi University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. He has over 20 years of academic and industrial experience and served as the President of the K. N. Toosi University of Technology from 2010 through 2013. Professor Ghassemi has also served in several public and private boards and panels and supervised several undergraduate, masters and PhD students published several books and many journal and conference papers. Professor Ghassemi was recently endorsed by The Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom as an Exceptional Talent. He is currently an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Prevention and Treatment and Managing Editor of the American Journal of Mechanical Engineering (AJME) as well as Editorial Board member for many international journals. He also serves as member in several international conferences. Professor Ghassemi received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1993.
Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD- degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir-Turkey. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK, as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became professor in 1996, and he has been retired due to the age limit of 67; following academic life of 45 years. He published over 60 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 120 conferences and symposia in international and national level as Plenary Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Invited speaker, speaker or Poster presenter. He served the program chair or conference chair/co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last seven years (2014 - 2020) over 80 conferences as Speaker, Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by different companies in different countries. Additionally, he retired at the end of November 2019, and contributed with Keynote/Plenary Speeches to 12 Virtual/Webinar Conferences in the first year of his retirement, 2020. Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He supervised 5 PhD- theses and 3 M.Sc theses. He is also Technical committee member of many conferences. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Center for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File. Scientific fields of Dr. Adiguzel: Shape memory effect and displacive phase transformations in shape memory alloys and other alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, electron microscopy, electron diffraction, x-ray diffraction and crystallography.
Dr. El Hadji Seydou Mbaye was born in 1978 in Kaolack a region of Senegal. During 2008-2013, he earned his PhD in Biology and Human Pathologies with the collaboration of the International Agency for Research on Cancer / World Health Organization, (IARC/WHO), Lyon (France); He obtained a Master’s of Life and Health, Specialty Biology of microorganisms, Virology; a Master’s of Life and Health, option Immuno-physiopathology; a License of Biochemistry in Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (France); and a General Degree in Sciences and Technologies in University of METZ (France). He was certified Grade 10/10 by the Federation International of Gynecology Obstetric (FIGO), the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE), and the Institute Catalan of Oncology (ICO). These credits were recognized as Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA Category 1) by the American Medical Association.He was awarded asInternational Outstanding Scientist Awards 2020, Awarded as the Best Researcher Award 2021, by VDGOOD. He was certified, by the United Nations, byIARC/WHO. He has published 1 Book with a style of philosophical story. Author of the World Program against Cancer in Low and Middle Incomes Countries, he is lead author of more than 90 peer-reviewed research articles published in reputed journals. Dr. Mbaye is Editor-in-Chief of 4 journals, Editorial Board Member of 157 International Journals, and then he has Edited/Reviewed 234 peer-reviewed articles. He is member of Allied Academies, member of the World Society for Virology (WSV),member of World’s Leading Virologists Group: Facing to Covid-19, member of U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM): Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN), and also, member of BCNet International Working Group, IARC/WHO.Dr. MBAYE has formed for free, more than 250 Healthcare Professionals for the techniques of cervical cancer screening in Senegal. He has screened for free more than 2000 women for cervical cancer in Senegal. He appeared on local media, 2S TV, Leeral.net, Mbour TV, Sen TV and 7TV.