Jesús Balsinde, Spanish biochemist, Professor of Biology and Biomedicine. Achievements include contributions to understanding the molecular mechanism of activation of cellular phospholipases. Recipient Jose Gomez-Acebo Research prize Spanish Research Council, 1991, MSD prize for young researchers Merck Sharp & Dohme, Barcelona, 1992. Bachelor in Chemistry, Complutense University, Madrid, 1983. Master of Science in Biochemistry, Complutense University, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Complutense University, 1990. Graduate student Spanish Research Council, Madrid, 1986-1990, postdoctoral scientist, 1991-1992. Postdoctoral associate University California San Diego, 1993-1994, research assistant in chemistry, since 1995. Reviewer several science journals. Achievements include contributions to understanding the molecular mechanism of activation of cellular phospholipases. Contributor more than 40 articles to professional journals.
Leda Castilho is Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She is a Chemical Engineer and holds a PhD degree in Biochemical Engineering from the Technical University of Branschweig (Germany). She has been as a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA) and at the University of Bielefeld. She coordinates the Cell Culture Engineering Laboratory at her university, and her research focuses on the development of technologies for the production of biopharmaceuticals, cell therapies and vaccines.
Academic Background Year Title or Activity Institution 2000 Pos-Doc Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT - (USA) 1995 PhD University of São Paulo/Brazil and Geselshaft für Biotechnologische Forschung/Germany (Sandwich PhD). 1991 MsC University of São Paulo/Brazil 1984 BsC – Food Engineering Federal University of Viçosa/Brazil
Professional History Vice-Dean Full Professor Since April 2014 Nov. 2006 – in action Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences/USP University of São Paulo/USP Associate Professor Professor Dr. Assistant Professor Auxiliary Professor Nov. 2002 – Nov. 2006 May 1995 – Nov. 2001 Mar. 1991 – Sep. 1995 Mar. 1989 - Feb. 1991 University of São Paulo University of São Paulo University of São Paulo University of São Paulo Industrial Manager Jan. 1985 – Mar. 1989 Alcohol and Sugar Industry
He holds a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in economics from UNICAMP, a doctorate in sciences and public health, with emphasis on health economics and health technology assessment at USP. Has postdoctoral degree in Health Technology Assessment by UFRGS (2012),
Is a professor at the Federal University of Goiás and an IATS researcher.
Professor of Master's and Doctoral Programs in Tropical Medicine, Economics Program and Program in Evaluation and Health Care.
Professor invited in the graduate programs of UNB, USP and Hospital Oswaldo Cruz
Member of NATS HC / UFG
Director of ISPOR chapter Brasil
He has experience in Collective Health, with emphasis on Health Economics, working mainly on the following topics:
Cost studies of diseases and programs,
Indicators of quality in health care,,
Cost-effectiveness studies and utility
Budget Impact Analysis.
Systematic Reviews and Metanals
Has experience in the area of Economics, acting with evaluations of public policies, analysis of data and indicators, Finance, economic development, environment.
It acts in the evaluation of vaccines, pharmaceuticals and health equipment
Adviser to the NIP and PAHO, Anvisa ad hoc consultant, SVS and SES-GO
Amine Kamen is Professor of Bioengineering at McGill University, and Canada Research Chair in Bioprocessing of Viral Vaccines. He is Researcher Emeritus of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) where he was employed until early 2014, as head of the Process Development section of the Human Health Therapeutics Portfolio.
His current research activities focus on uncovering mechanisms associated with cell production of viral vectors and viral vaccines; cell and metabolic engineering; process control and monitoring; and process analytical technologies of high yield productions of viral vectors for gene delivery and vaccination. He published over one hundred and fourty papers in refereed international journals and acts as consultant for several national and international private and public organizations.
Graduated in Pharmacy at Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Campinas and postgraduated in Business Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Member of the Product Management and of the Genetic Patrimony Committees in the Brazilian Chemical Industry Association (ABIQUIM). Currently working as Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs Manager of Latin America at Croda, a multinational chemical company based in England, manufacturer of specialities for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, industrial, food and agrochemical industries.
Ângelo de Fátima received his PhD degree in Science in 2005 from the State University of Campinas (SP, Brazil). Dr. de Fátima worked in the biological activities of styryl lactones during its postdoctoral studies in the Department of Biochemistry at the State University of Campinas. He is currently Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (MG, Brazil). His research interests include the total synthesis of molecules with biological functional profile and the evaluation of their pharmacological activities against cancer cells, fungi, bacteria and virus of clinical interest, besides the design and evaluation of vaccines to treat chemical addiction.
Antonio Claudio Tedesco, Chemical, concluded the doctorate in Organic Photochemistry in the
University of São Paulo in 1992. He accomplished his Pos-Doc among 1993 to 1995, in the
Harvard Medical School , Boston, USA in the area of Photobiology and Photomedicine and
between 2004 and 2005 developed a sabbatical in the University of Paris (Paris-V), Institute
National of La Sante et of La Recherche Medicale: Paris, (Lab Inserm U-532 - Laboratoire of
Dermatologie) in the area of Tissue Engineer. Now work as São Paulo University representative
at University of Sorbonne París Cité, for 2016- 2017. Full Professor at São Paulo University
developing research in area o Photodynamic Therapy, Photobiology and wound healing process.
It had published more than 200 papers in specialized newspapers with more than 450 works in
annals of scientific events. He presented more than 50 conferences, symposia and seminars. He
possesses 3 chapters of book published. He possesses 9 technological products, of which 6 are
registered and 3 processes or techniques, 37 items of technical production. He guided the work
of, 26 Undergraduates students ,10 master's degree dissertations and 8 doctorate thesis and 4
Pos-doctorates students, in the areas of Biophysics, Chemistry, Drug Delivery and Photobiology
and Photomedicine. Now it guides 4 Pos-doctorate, 4 Doctorates Thesis and 3 Master and 2 IC.
Now it participates in 12 research projects, and it coordinates of 5 of these. Since 1999 it
Coordinate and it acts close to an applied clinical Projects in Photodynamic Therapy at São
Paulo Medical Hospital at Ribeirão Preto, Brasília (UNB-HRAN) and UNIFESP-SP. He acts at
the area of Chemistry and Drug Delivery, with emphasis in Photochemistry, Photobiology and
Photomedicine. In their professional activities it interacted with 400 collaborators in joint
authorships of scientific works. In his CV Lattes the most frequent terms in the work area of the
scientific production, technological and artistic-cultural are: Cancer, Photodynamic Therapy,
Tissue Engineer, Skin Cancer, Magnetic Carriers, Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery System
and 5-Aminolevulinic acid. Email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Barry O’Keefe received a B.S in Botany from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Following graduation in 1994 Dr. O’Keefe immediately joined the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Drug Discovery Research and Development to study novel proteins from natural products extracts. Dr. O’Keefe currently leads the Protein Chemistry and Molecular Biology Section and is Deputy Chief of the Molecular Targets Laboratory at the Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH which specializes in the isolation and identification of novel bioactive proteins, the identification of specific molecular targets for cancer and viral infections, and the development of novel assay systems for the evaluation and screening of natural products against biochemical targets of interest. Dr. O’Keefe is also Chief of the Natural Products Branch, DTP, DCTD, NCI which is responsible for the collection, extraction, pre-fractionation and discovery of bioactive natural products. Dr. O’Keefe has published over 80 research papers and is an inventor on over 50 U.S. and international patents on antiviral proteins and their use.
Full Professor of Tropical Diseases
Researcher of The Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals at São Paulo State University.
Dr. Bruce Levine, Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy, is the Director of the Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility (CVPF) in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Immunology and Infectious Diseases from the Johns Hopkins University. The CVPF develops and tests novel cell and gene therapies in single center and multi-center clinical trials in patients with hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, HIV infection, and genetic disease. Twenty clean rooms and Quality Control laboratories staffed by 60 clinical laboratory scientists and regulatory professionals support the mission. Several CVPF trials have been first-in-human trials, including the first use of a lentiviral vector, the first infusions of zinc finger nuclease genome-modified cells, and the first use of lentivirally-modified cells to treat cancer. Dr. Levine has overseen the production, testing and release of 2700 cellular products administered to >1000 patients in clinical trials since 1996. Through these technologies, personalized and enhanced immunity has been engineered. T lymphocytes from HIV+ subjects have been rendered resistant to HIV infection and reinfused. T lymphocytes from cancer patients have been redirected with chimeric antigen receptors to hunt and destroy their malignancies, an investigational therapy that received the first Breakthrough Designation from the FDA for an academic institution and is currently in commercial development. Dr. Levine is co-inventor on 22 issued US patents and co-author of >120 publications with a Google Scholar citation h-index of 65. He has been interviewed by the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BBC, and other international media outlets.
PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology and degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal; Affiliated Researcher and Group Leader at Institute of Investigation and Innovation in Health (i3S) and Institute of Biomedical Engineering (INEB), University of Porto, Portugal; Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Technology at IUCS, Gandra, Portugal. His current research is focused on the development of functionalized nanomedicines and their application in the pharmaceutical and biomedical fields. In particular, nanoformulations of biopharmaceutical drugs with interest in diabetes, cancer and infectious diseases. He has also specialized in mucosal tissue engineering models to validate functionalized nanomedicines and to perform in vitro/in vivo correlation. He published more than 200 papers in international peer reviewed (ISI) journals, most in top journals (Q1 in Pharmaceutical Sciences; Q1 in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; total citations 3350; accumulated impact factor 627; H-index 34), 34 book chapters and more than 220 proceedings. He edited 5 books, participated in more than 50 invited/selected talks in national and international meetings and was awarded several distinctions. He is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of 10 international journals and has acted as referee for top-ranked journals in his area of expertise, and for international funding agencies.
Pharmacist and MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Federal University of Pernambuco (1999), PhD from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto at the University of São Paulo (2005) and Post-doctoral from the Nursing School at Ribeirão Preto of University of São Paulo (2006) ). He is currently associate professor 2 of the Federal University of Sergipe (Course of Pharmaceutical Care, Pharmaceutical Care and Hospital Pharmacy), Advisor in the Postgraduate Program (Master and Doctorate) in Health Sciences and in the Postgraduate Program (Master's and Doctorate) In Pharmaceutical Sciences of UFS, Leader of the Group of Research in Social Pharmacy, Coordinator of the Laboratory of Teaching and Research in Social Pharmacy / UFS, member of the Brazilian Network of Pharmaceutical Assistance; Head of the Unit for Management of Post Graduate Activities at the University Hospital of UFS / EBSERH and Delegate in Brazil of the Organization of Ibero-Latin American Pharmacists. He has published three books and more than 100 national and international articles. Ministered more than 150 lectures and courses in Brazil and abroad.
Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Administration and Accounting of Ribeirão Preto of the University of São Paulo (1998), master in applied economics by FEA-RP USP (2006), doctorate in Organization Management by FEA-RP USP (2015). Coordinator of the Postgraduate Courses in Accounting and Finance at FAAP - Ribeirão Preto, coordinator of the undergraduate business administration course at Fundação Eduacional de Ituverava, coordinator of the administration course at Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá. New Business Manager of FIPASE – Foundation Institute of Advanced Health of Ribeirão Preto.
Edward A. Dennis is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). He received his BA from Yale and a Ph.D. from Harvard, a Doctorate in Medicine (honorary) from Goethe University in Frankfurt Germany, a Doctorate (honorary) from the University of Lyon INSA, in Lyon France, and he served as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School. At UCSD he has served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as Chair of the Faculty Academic Senate, and on the Board of Overseers. He has served as Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School, Visiting Scientist at Brandeis University, Adjunct Professor at The Scripps Research Institute, Visiting Professor at the Collège de France, and Visiting Research Professor at Université Pierre et Marie Curie.
Dr. Dennis’ career research focus has been on inflammation, lipid metabolism, phospholipases, eicosanoids and lipidomics. He has authored over 380 publications and patented numerous inventions. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lipid Research and Director of the LIPID MAPS Consortium, a NIH supported initiative started in 2003 to develop the lipidomics field. Dr. Dennis was named an inaugural Fellow of the AAAS in 1984 and was the recipient of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Avanti Award in Lipid Enzymology, the European Federation for Lipid Science and Technology’s European Lipid Science Award, and Yale Universities Yale Medal. Dr. Dennis served as Chair and President of the Keystone Symposia Board of Directors from 1996-2004 where he is currently an Emeritus Trustee, and on the Yale University Council. He recently served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Gordon Research Conferences and currently serves as Chair of the Board of the ResMed Foundation, and on the Boards of the Eicosanoid Research Foundation and the La Jolla Playhouse.
Helder Nakaya is an assistant professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the Department of Clinical Analyses and Toxicology, School of Pharmaceutical Science. He has a PhD in Molecular Biology with extensive training in Bioinformatics. He is an expert in Systems Vaccinology, an interdisciplinary field that combines systems-wide measurements, networks, and predictive modeling in the context of vaccines and infectious disease. Dr. Nakaya has developed systems biology approaches to understand and predict the mechanisms of vaccine induced-immunity for Yellow Fever, seasonal Influenza, Meningococcal, and Tularemia vaccines. His lab is focused on investigating the basis of infectious diseases using computational systems biology.
Additionally, Dr. Nakaya is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Pathology.
Ian Baxendale obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Pavel Kocovsky at the University of Leicester. He then moved to a postdoctoral position with Prof. Steven V. Ley at the University of Cambridge. In 2003 he was awarded a Wolfson Royal Society Fellowship. In 2008 he was promoted to a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry and then in 2009 was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. In 2012 he moved to Durham to take up the Chair of Synthetic Chemistry. His current research interests are the design and implementation of new enabling technologies such as Flow Chemical Synthesis (FCS), Synthesis Automation Methodologies (SAM), microwave reactors and immobilised reagents and scavengers to expedite complex chemical syntheses.
Jan Tytgat (o6 January 1963) is Full Professor in Toxicology & Pharmacology and Head of the Laboratory Toxicology & Pharmacology at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and continued his career by obtaining a PhD in Physiology at the Medical School of the KU Leuven. From 1990-92 he has stayed at the Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA) for a post-doctoral training.
He holds the chair of toxicology and pharmacology at KU Leuven with tuition and research in different areas of toxicology in the faculties of medicine, pharmaceutical and bio-agricultural sciences. He is also Director of the division ‘Biopharmaceutical Sciences’ of Leuven Research & Development (LRD), a bio-incubator for his research in drug discovery.
Jan Tytgat’s bibliometrics currently are: h index 41, citations >6200 and publications >300. He has received several scientific prizes.
He frequently gives national and international lectures, upon invitation, is member of diverse scientific societies and editorial boards and is consultant for pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Jan Tytgat is also leading a forensic toxicology laboratory in Belgium at the request of the Ministry of Justice. He is considered an expert in the field of drugs, alcohol, doping and other xenobiotic substances, causing harm to human health, the environment and relevant to sport ethics. In this scope, he is also often contacted by the Belgian and Flemish authorities, national and international institutes, press and media for an expert’s opinion, appointed for toxicological reports and risk evaluations.
He is a member of several scientific academies and of boards of scientific publishers, both national and international.
Dr. Shi is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member in the Center for Nanomedicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has developed various nanotechnologies for drug delivery and medical applications. The immuno-nanotherapeutic technologies developed by him and his colleagues are in clinical trials for treatment of inflammatory diseases. He is the recipient of the NIH K99/R00 Career Transition Award from National Cancer Institute, and the Young Investigator Award and Movember Challenge Award from Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Graduated in Dentistry from the University of Sao Paulo Bauru Dental School (1989), Master in
Science (1994) and Doctor in Science (Chemistry) from the State University of Campinas (1998).
He carried out postdoctoral fellow in Cell and Molecular Biology at the Chemical Institute of
University of Sao Paulo (1999-2000). Currently work as Associate Professor at the Dental School
of Fluminense Federal University and Senior Scientist in Metrology and Quality at the National
Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro). He has experience in Bone Biology
and Biomaterials, cell-based therapy, growth factors and biomolecules, alternative methods,
equivalent tissues development, toxicity of nanomaterials. Coordinates the Nanotox Network
and the Brazilian team in the European consortium NanoReg (FP7). Belongs to the National
Council of Biotechnology (CNB) and Consulting Council of Nanotechnology (CCNano/MCTI).
Pharmacist graduated at Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas (PUCCAMP).
Public Health Specialist by Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita (UNESP).
Public Health Master and PhD, subarea of epidemiology, by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP).
Post doctoral in Pharmaceutical Care and Clinical Pharmacy by Universidad de Barcelona, España.
Post doctoral at Faculty of Medicine-Department of Preventive Medicine of Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP).
Develops activities in areas of Health Systems and Policy, Health Management, Health Inquiries researchs and Pharmaceutical Policies.
Nacional Coordinator of Primary Pharmaceutical Assistance at Brazilian Ministry of Health for six years working toward formulation, planning, development and implantation of programs and projects, in Brazilian municipalities, such as: National Program to Qualification of Pharmaceutical Assistance (QUALIFAR-SUS),
National System for the Management of Pharmaceutical Assistance (Horus System) and Pharmaceutical Assistance Intervention on QUALI-SUS REDE Project’ regions
(Project Training and Quality Improvement Network for Health Care) in partnership with World Bank.
Worked in the formulation and coordination of the National Research related to Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medications (PNAUM), as well at researchers group.
As a consultant from Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), worked with products related to pharmaceutical policies in Brazil.
Nowadays is researcher in the Nucleus of Studies of Public Policies (NEPP) and professor at the Public Health post graduation program, both activities in Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Additionally, post-doctoral student in epidemiology at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.
Kelly Chibale is a full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. He is also a Full Member of the UCT Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine (IDM), a Tier 1 South Africa Research Chair in Drug Discovery, founding Director of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Drug Discovery and Development Research Unit at UCT and the Founder and Director of the UCT Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D).
Kelly obtained his PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in the UK (1989-1992). This was followed by postdoctoral stints at the University of Liverpool in the UK (1992-94) and at the Scripps Research Institute in the USA (1994-96). He was a Sandler Sabbatical Fellow at the University of California San Francisco (2002), a US Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2008) and a Visiting Professor at Pfizer in the UK (2008).
PhD Thesis obtained in sep 2006 in Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), in Chemistry and Mass spectrometry.
Post-doc fellow in Liege sep 2006- sep 2008
FNRS Researcher in Liege sep 2008- sep 2010
Associate Professor from sep 2010
Specialty: Mass spectrometry applied to biomolecules such as peptide and proteins.
Main topic of interest: Development of Mass spectrometry based tools for the structural and biological characterisations of animal toxins
Secondary topic of interest: Imaging mass spectrometry
Dr. Xian-Ping Lu founded Chipscreen Biosciences, the leading drug discovery and development company in China focusing on innovative small molecular therapeutics, 15 years ago with a group of US-trained professionals. Previously he was Director of Research at Galderma R&D (subsidiary of L’Oreal and Nestle) in Princeton until 2000, the year he became visiting professor at China’s State Key Laboratory for Biomembrane and Membrane Biotechnology in Tsinghua University. He also participated in founding Galderma Research Inc. and Maxia Pharmaceuticals in San Diego.
Dr. Lu came to the US in 1989 for postgraduate fellowship study at the Department of Pharmacology, University of California in San Diego, followed by research at
With over 20 years of biomedical research and biotech/pharmaceutical experiences in various therapeutic areas, Dr. Lu is a skilled leader of diverse groups in global operating settings. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals including Nature and Science. He is the lead inventor of over 80 patented inventions in areas of small molecule therapeutics.
María A. Balboa obtained her B.S. in Biology, M.S. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Immunology from the Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain in 1984, 1986 and 1992 respectively. To receive training in lipid signaling she moved to U.S.A. where she worked as a Posdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology in the University of California at San Diego under the supervision of Prof. Paul Insel. In 1995 she moved to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the same university to work under the supervision of Prof. Edward Dennis, and remained there for 5 years. She returned to Spain in 2000 as a Spanish Reserach Council's Assistant Professor at the University of Valladolid School of Medicine. She is currently Full Professor at this institution. Her work is focused on how innate immune cells respond to stimuli by changing their lipid composition. Her recent work has revealed a relationship between the regulation of lipid metabolism and the harmfulness of the immune response.
Graduated in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (1977), master's (1980) and PhD (1986) in Biochemistry at the Medical School of Ribeirão Preto-USP, post-doctorate in Bio-Organic Chemistry at SUNBOR Institute in Osaka, Japan (1994-1996). He is currently is Professor in Proteomics Analysis of the Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP). Has experience in Biochemistry, specially in the structural analysis of Biological Macromolecules, with emphasis in Chemistry of Proteins and Peptides, and Chemistry of Natural Products of animal origin. Has worked in the study of structural and functional characterization of toxins from Arthropod venoms, as well in metabolomics and proteomics of glandular secretions of insects. The expertise in mass spectrometry also includes the study of structural dynamics of proteins and peptides using mass spectrometric monitoring of H/D exchange. He has more than 200 manuscripts published in scientific journals. Currently is Editor of Chemistry of Proteins and Peptides of the journal Amino Acids (Vienna); is a member of the editorial board of the journals Peptides, Amino Acids, Toxins Reviews and Open Journal of Spectroscopy and Toxins Reviews. He is currently a board member of BRMASS, as well of the Board of the International Society of Neuropeptides, and also is vice president of the Brazilian Society of Proteomics.
Mark is based at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) Northern Ireland where he holds position as Director of Research for Food Safety and Nutrition. His research within the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s involves applying bioanalytical techniques such as proteomic and metabolomic profiling tools to food safety issues, with a particular emphasis on identifying chemical and biological contaminants within the food supply chain – he also works on related projects aimed at enhancing immune development and disease diagnosis in animals. He is Project Coordinator for a Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN-EID) programme (MET-A-FOR) which is focused on the detection of emerging drugs of abuse in sport and food animals.
Mathieu Vinken is an associate professor affiliated to the Free University Brussels-Belgium and a visiting professor at the University of São Paulo-Brazil. He has a background in pharmaceutical sciences, holds a doctoral degree in experimental in vitro toxicology, is a European Registered Toxicologist and a trained chemical risk assessor. He is president of the European Society of Toxicology In Vitro. He is a frequently consulted toxicologist by European agencies, industry and journals. He is author of as much as 150 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and books. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Cell Communication and Adhesion, European editor of the journal Applied In Vitro Toxicology and associate editor of the journal Toxicology In Vitro. He research expertise lies in the area of liver toxicity, mechanistic toxicology and in vitro toxicology.
PhD in Pharmacology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain (2012). Currently holds a postdoctoral degree in the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences - Medical School of Ribeirão Preto - University of São Paulo. Researcher of Psychopharmacology of hallucinogenic substances, especially ayahuasca and marijuana.
Degree in Pharmacy from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1993), master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1998) and PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Catholic Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (2006). He is currently a full professor at the University Feevale, in the undergraduate courses in Pharmacy and Biomedicine, also acting as permanent professor in the Postgraduate Program in Environmental Quality and in the Master's Degree in Toxicology and Toxicological Analysis, where he is coordinator. He is a research productivity fellow at CNPq. He has experience in the field of toxicological analysis, therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacogenetics and forensic toxicology. He acts in the development and validation of bioanalytical methods applied to the diagnosis of the exposure to diverse toxicants and in the therapeutic monitoring of drugs.
Renata is pharmacist, with phd and pos doc in pharmaceutical sciences, mainly in nanotechnology field. She was temporary professor in UFRGS for one year. Then, she was professor with master and phd advisory in unifra, in the nanosciences post grad course from 2010/2017. She was founder of inventiva in 2008 and worked as director. Now, sheis R&T manager from Croda/Inventiva.
Graduated in Pharmacy at Federal University of Alfenas (2004)
Master in Community Health at Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo (2007)
PhD in Public Health (Epidemiology as concentration area) at Post Graduate Program of Public Health of the University Federal of Minas Gerais (UFMG) (2013)
Assistant Professor of the Federal University of São João Del-Rei (UFSJ).
Permanent supervisor of the Post Graduate Program in Health Sciences (UFSJ)
Collaborative supervisor of the Post Graduate Programs on: Public Health (UFMG) and
Sciences applied to adult health (UFMG)
Member of the Research Groups: 1. Epidemiology and New Technologies in Health and 2. Noncommunicable Diseases Epidemiology
Researcher of ELSA-Brasil study
1. Epidemiology of noncommunicable diseases and their risk and protection factors
2. Pharmacoepidemiology studies
Graduated in Chemistry (1988) at the University of Campinas, Brazil. Obtained his PhD in Sciences (Organic Chemistry) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1992). In 1993 moved to the Universidade de São Paulo as assistant professor. During 1997-1998 was a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, in collaboration with Professor Raymond J. Andersen (Departments of Chemistry and Earth and Ocean Sciences). Since 1993, Dr. Berlinck’s research interest included the discovery of pharmacologically active chemicals from marine invertebrates. During the period between 2001-2006 participated in the National Cooperative Drug Discovery Group program funded by the National Institutes of Health, leaded by Professor Chris M. Ireland (Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utah, USA), working in collaboration with Professors Ireland and Andersen and the Pharmaceutical Company Wyeth-Ayerst. In 1998 started the first Brazilian program on the investigation of microbial secondary metabolism, including Streptomycete and fungi. Dr. Berlinck established collaborations with a number of Brazilian and International investigators, including specialists in cancer, inflammation and immunomodulation, antibiotics (including tuberculosis) and parasitic diseases. His interest in the discovery of useful biologically active molecules proved as fruitful. The discovery of anti-Leishmanial and anti-Chagas parasites is currently a very active program in collaboration with Dr. André Tempone, one of the leading parasitologists in Brazil. More recently Dr. Berlinck’s interests moved towards the understanding of biochemical pathways controlling the biosynthesis of biologically active secondary metabolites produced by fungi in culture conditions. These include complex alkaloids and highly modified polyketides, in collaboration with Professors David H. Sherman (University of Michigan, USA) and Richmond Sarpong (University of California et Berkeley, USA). Dr. Berlinck supervised more than 40 MSc, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers and published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Rodrigo Catharino is a Pharmacist, having been involved with analytical chemistry since I was an undergraduate student. In my masters and doctorate, I developed methodologies for vitamins in food products using HPLC. During my Post-doc, I used Mass Spectrometry to develop new methodologies in food sciences and natural products, chemistry and biochemistry. Now, as a Professor at the University of Campinas, in addition to working with food science, I have broadened my scope by using Metabolomics andMass Spectrometryapplied to the Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences, expanding to areas such as Parasitology, Diagnostics, Toxicology and Drug Compatibility. I currently lead a Research Group at the INNOVARE Biomarkers Laboratory of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Campinas. Our group is pioneering in the application of Metabolomics combined with Mass Spectrometry Imaging, developing comprehensive analytical strategies that study both the qualitative and the quantitative aspects of metabolites and small molecules in various biological samples such as tissues, biological fluids and other natural products.
Full professor at Department of General and Specialized Nursing, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing. President of Research Committee and Research Support Center.
Full Professor of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences of the Cruzeiro do Sul University.
Master in Organizational Management - PPGAO Program - by the Faculty of Economics, Administration and Accounting of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo - FEA-RP / USP, in the study of innovation area , entrepreneurship and internationalization of companies. He is graduated in Business Administration from FEA-RP / USP (2007). Participated in the Exchange Program promoted by the International Commission for Cooperation - CCINT - USP, in the first semester of 2006, at the Université de Pau et Pays de l'Adour (France). He is currently Professor of Entrepreneurship, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Strategic Management in the Business Administration Course at the Ituverava`s Educational Foundation. At Fundação Instituto Polo Avançada da Saúde - FIPASE, he works as a Business and Development Manager and assists the companies of SUPERA - Incubator of Technology-Based Companies in the search for public and private investments. In this same Foundation, he was Coordinator of SUPERA and Coordinator of the PRIME Program - First Innovative Company (FINEP-FIPASE). Still in the professional scope, he worked at the Marista Social Center, at 3M Brazil, at TES Tecnology and Sistems and at the Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, USP. During his undergraduated period, he performed a brief internship with the Bone Marrow Transplant Support Group, and academically, he worked with "Junior FEA Consultoria e Planejamento", in the Social Responsibility and Third Sector Board.
Associate Professor at Infectious Diseases division, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (FMRP-USP).
Global Faculty Member at Foundation for Advancement of Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), Philadelphia, USA
Faculty Member at Brazilian Regional Institute for Health Professions Education (FAIMER-Brazil), Fortaleza, Ceará.