Adriano D. Andricopulo
University of Sao Paulo (USP)Click to learn more
Adriano D. AndricopuloAdriano D. Andricopulo holds a B.S. in Chemistry (Federal University of Santa Maria), a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry (Federal University of Santa Catarina and University of Michigan), and has postdoctoral experience in Medicinal Chemistry (University of Michigan). He is full professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), has experience in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design for neglected tropical diseases and cancer, and is a full member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences (ACIESP). He was president of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ) and of the World Chemistry Congress (IUPAC-2017)
Diogo Montes Vidal
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)Click to learn more
Diogo Montes VidalDiogo M. Vidal is currently a tenured Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). He worked as a visiting Jr. Professor at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany (CAPES/PrInt) in 2019/2020. Diogo graduated in Chemistry (2009), holds a master's (2012) and a Ph.D. degree (2016), and has Postdoc experience (2016/2017), both from the Federal University of Parana, Brazil. In 2009 Diogo developed research projects as an undergraduate researcher at UC Davis (USA), funded by a bilateral Brazil/USA program (CAPES/FIPSE). Part of his Ph.D. thesis was developed at TU Braunschweig (Germany), funded by the Brazilian Program "Science Without Borders" (2015). Since 2017, Diogo has been the Faculty Advisor of the ACS Student Chapter UFMG. Nowadays Diogo is a Councillor of the Latin American Association of Chemical Ecology (2016/2025) and recently served as vice-secretary of the Minas Gerais Local Section of the Brazilian Chemical Society (2020/2022). Diogo is experienced in Chemistry, with emphasis on isolation, identification, synthesis, and biosynthesis of natural products related to chemical ecology
Carlos Alexandre Carollo
Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS)Click to learn more
Carlos Alexandre CarolloPh.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto and post-doctoral research experience at Plant Research International - Wageningen University. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor IV at UFMS, specializing in Natural Products. His research is focused on the characterization of secondary metabolites of plants, utilizing advanced hyphenated techniques and tools such as mass spectrometry. The researcher has extensive experience in plant metabolomics and chemical ecology, and they are dedicated to advancing knowledge in these fields.
Edilberto R. Silveira
Federal University of Ceará (UFC)Click to learn more
Edilberto R. SilveiraDr. Silveira got his Teaching Certificate and Chemistry Bachelor degrees, and the Chemistry of Natural Products MSc degree from Universidade Federal do Ceará; the Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy from the School of Pharmacy at Ole Miss-MS-USA, and the Post-Doctor training at VPI & SU – Virginia-USA. He is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at DQOI-CC-UFC where he has been the Department Chairman and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Chemistry. He is an 1A CNPq Research Fellow, and Titular Member of the Brazilian Academy of Science. He has advised 36 young scientists, 29 MSc, 21 Ph.D. and 8 PDr projects, mainly about chemistry-pharmacology of Brazilian medicinal plants. He published 342 scientific papers, having 6,294 citations in the Web of Science and H index: 41.
University of Puerto RicoClick to learn more
Eduardo CaroEduardo received formal training as a synthetic organic chemist as an undergrad at University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras graduating with a B.S in Chemistry in 2008. He left his home country to pursue a graduate degree at University of California - San Diego, where he worked on the total synthesis of bio-active natural products and received his Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry in 2014. After working as a medicinal chemist for several years at Arena Pharm. Inc, he was awarded a NIH Diversity Supplement to join Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2016. He worked at the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine under the supervision of Dr. William Gerwick studying isolation, synthesis and biological characterization of cyanobacterial natural products. In 2017 he accepted a post-doctoral NIH Cancer Training Grant to continue his research. Currently, he is an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at University of Puerto Rico's School of Pharmacy within the Medical Science Campus.
Fernando Batista da Costa
University of Sao Paulo (USP)Click to learn more
Fernando Batista da CostaProfessor Fernando da Costa acts at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo. He was Guest Professor at Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry, University of Münster, Germany, (2012–2013). He holds his Post Doctoral from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, (2003–2005), Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (Natural Products Chemistry) from University of São Paulo (1992–1996), and Master Degree in Organic Chemistry (Natural Products Chemistry) from University of São Paulo (1989–1992). His research experience are: Phytochemistry: extraction, isolation and purification of secondary metabolites from higher plants using chromatographic / hyphenated techniques; compound identification by spectroscopic methods; dereplication/annotation and plant metabolomics; and Chemoinformatics: use of data sets of small organic molecules for modeling and property prediction by machine learning tools and data mining.
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life SciencesClick to learn more
Filip BoratyńskiAssociate Professor at the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (UPWr) is leading the interdisciplinary team of 15 employees from 5 Departments gathered in BioActiv Research Leading Group. He is a member of the board of Polish Chemical Society and a member of the Committee of Chemistry and Physics in Biology and Medicine of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has a wide range of international collaboration which he gained during a number of international long-term fellowships in USA (University of Florida), Germany (Technical University of Berlin) and Italy (Politecnico di Milano). Hisresearch interests lie at the border of biology and chemistry and focus on application of biocatalysts in organic synthesis. Over the last few years he is focusing on sustainable management of by-products from agri-food industry to produce industrially important compounds with the use of biotechnological tools.
Hector Henrique Ferreira Koolen
Amazonas State University (UEA)Click to learn more
Hector Henrique Ferreira KoolenHector Koolen has a PhD in Chemistry and works at the Amazonas State University, Brazil. His research is dedicated to multidisciplinary approaches for investigating different aspects of the chemistry of natural products from microorganisms and plants of the Amazon region. Principally, these studies utilize mass spectrometry as the main technique to reveal the complex compositions of natural matrices. Currently, Dr. Koolen is an associate editor for Frontiers in Natural Products and an editorial board member for Food Research International.
Jackson da Silva Almeida
Federal University of Vale do São Francisco (UNIVASF)Click to learn more
Jackson da Silva AlmeidaProfessor of Department of Pharmacy at the Federal University of Vale do São Francisco (Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil). He received his Ph.D. (Chemistry of Natural Products) degree from the Federal University of Paraíba (João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil) and performed his post-doctoral fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of São Paulo (Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil). He has experience with the extraction, isolation and characterization of the chemical structure of natural products as well as the evaluation of biological activity.
Jairo Kenupp Bastos
University of Sao Paulo (USP)Click to learn more
Jairo Kenupp BastosFull Professor at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto of the University of São Paulo (FCFRP-USP); B.S. in Pharmacy, Federal Fluminense University of Rio de Janeiro; Master and Ph.D. in organic chemistry of natural Products by the Chemistry Institute of the University of São Paulo; Postdoctoral position at the Natural Center for the Research and Development of Natural Products - the University of Mississippi-USA under the supervision of Dr. James D. McChesney. Affiliations: Brazilian Society of Pharmacognosy, American Society of Pharmacognosy. Holder of 1A CNPQ productivity scholarship. Web of Science: 330 papers IH= 45.
Universidad De Assunción, ParaguaiClick to learn more
Javier BarúaBiochemist, National University of Asunción (UNA), Paraguay (2008). Master in Chemical Sciences and Technologies (2010) and Doctor of Sciences (2013), University of Cádiz, Spain. Currently Full-Time Researcher and Professor of General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemical Sciences at UNA. He is General Director of Research at UNA from 2019 to the present.
João Batista Fernandes
Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCAR)Click to learn more
João Batista FernandesWorks in the area of Chemistry of Natural Products, with emphasis on: Bioactive Natural Products, Chemical Ecology, Insect-Plant Interaction. Has degree in Chemistry (1971, FFCL-RP); PhD in Organic Chemistry (1976, IQ-USP-SP); Postdocs 1979 to 1981 (Rice University - Houston, Tx-USA) and 1983-1984 (Scottich Crop Research Institute - Dundee, Scotland, U.K.); Full Professor (1992, DQ - UFSCar, and professor since 1975). He has published more than 300 articles in specialized journals. He was department head (1985 to 1987) and coordinator of the PPGQ at UFSCar (1983-1985); Member of the Chemistry committee at FAPESP (2002-2010) and CNPq (2010-2014); Pro-rector of Research at UFSCar (2016-2021).
Judith M. Rollinger
University of ViennaClick to learn more
Judith M. RollingerJudith M. Rollinger is Professor of Pharmacognosy and Head of Phytochemistry & Biodiscovery at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria. Her research focuses on integrating big data analysis (cheminformatics, biochemometry) in natural product research for the discovery of novel natural lead structures. Since 2020 she is the president of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA) - the largest European learned society, focusing on research on natural products, nature-based drug discovery, and quality control of herbal medicines.
University of AthensClick to learn more
Leandros SkaltsounisFull professor in Pharmacognosy and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Athens. He obtained his Ph.D. from Descartes University, Paris V on 1987 under the supervision of Professor Francois Tillequin where he spent six year as academic staff. He was visiting professor in Orleans and Innsbruck Universities as well as in Chinese Academy of Science. At present he leads a research group of more than 30 researchers focusing on natural product-based lead discovery for various applications as therapeutics, functional foods, cosmetics and agrochemicals. Parallel research activities have been deployed concerning new agricultural processes related to medicinal plants and the solution in environmental problems derived from agricultural wastes. He is also the founder of Pharmagnose spin-off biotechnological company (2013). He has participated in 15 EU projects, 8 as coordinator and has organized the 7th Joint meeting on Natural products chemistry, Athens in 2008 and the IUPAC 30th International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Products Athens, in 2018. To date he has published 410 papers and 20 patents with more than 22.000 citations with an h-index of 69.
San Luis University (UNSL)Click to learn more
Marcela Kurina-SanzMarcela Kurina has a Doctoral degree in Biochemistry and work as Full Professor in Organic Chemistry at San Luis University (UNSL), Argentina and Principal Researcher of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONICET). Her postdoctoral experience included plant cell, tissue and organ culture (Penn State University, USA), in vitro production of specialized metabolites (Canarias’ Agrobiology Institute, Spain) and biocatalysis (Oviedo University, Spain). At present she heads the multidisciplinary group of Bioorganic Chemistry and Biotechnology at the Institute of Chemical Technology (INTEQUI-CONICET-UNSL) which current research lines involve biocatalysis, valorization of natural products and agro-industrial wastes, biotreatment of contaminated waters and cellular agriculture. She led the Argentinean Society of Biocatalysis and Biotransformations (SAByB) and the Argentinean Society of Organic Chemistry (SAIQO).
Maria Fátima da Silva
Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCAR)Click to learn more
Maria Fátima da SilvaShe is a full professor of chemistry at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. She coordinates the National Institute of Science and Technology for The Biorational Control of Pest-Insect and Phytopathogens (BCNP). The central theme of her research is isolation and structure elucidation of plant secondary metabolites and the application of findings on numerous biological screenings in the agronomic area.
National and Kapodistrian University of AthensClick to learn more
Maria HalabalakiAss. Professor, Division of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry, Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). To date, she has been the author of more than 135 papers in peer-reviewed journals and her work has been also presented in more than 60 international conferences. Also, she belongs at the coordinating team of several EU (>20) and National (>40) research programs. In 2015, she was awarded with Egon Stahl in silver, an EU medal, recognizing and promoting young scientists working in the field of Pharmacognosy (Pharmaceutical Biology) and Analytical Phytochemistry. The recent years, her scientific interests focus on the development and application of analytical methods for qualitative and quantitative characterization of plant extracts, foods, nutraceutical, cosmeceuticals; dereplication methods; quality control aspects; quantification of small molecules in biological fluids; metabolomics approaches for the discovery of biomarkers; and investigation of mechanism of action of small molecules and metabolization studies.
Mary Ann Foglio
State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)Click to learn more
Mary Ann FoglioMary Ann Foglio did her undergraduate and graduate training at the Chemistry Institute at University of Campinas (Unicamp) with a post-doctorate at Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie der T. U., Braunschweig, Germany. She currently holds a position as full Professor at University of Campinas with experience in development of herbal medicines that meet safety, efficacy, and reproducibility parameter requirements. Presently she has two running clinical trials with herbal formulations for wound healing and dyslipidemia treatment.
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Nicholas H. Oberlies
University of North CarolinaClick to learn more
Nicholas H. OberliesNicholas H. Oberlies received his B.S. in Chemistry from Miami University (1992) and his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy from Purdue University (1997). He then spent a year as a postdoctoral chemist at American Cyanamid, where he investigated leads with insecticidal, herbicidal, and fungicidal properties from natural sources. In 1998, he joined Research Triangle Institute, specifically to be mentored by Drs. Mansukh Wani & Monroe Wall, who were the co-discoverers of taxol and camptothecin, two front line agents in the fight against cancer. In 2009, he moved his group to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, which has a Ph.D. program with an emphasis in natural products chemistry. There he leads a multidisciplinary effort to characterize and develop new chemical entities from natural sources. Over the past fifteen years, his lab has worked to profile fungi for anticancer leads. His lab also has a wealth of experience in the characterization of herbal remedies, with a focus on insuring the safety and quality of various herbal preparations.
São Paulo State University (UNESP)Click to learn more
Vanderlan BolzaniVanderlan da Silva Bolzani is full professor at Sao Paulo State University (UNESP). Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), member of the Brazilian Academy of Science (ABC), São Paulo Academy of Science (ACIESP), the World Academy of Science for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS), and Latino American Academy of Science (ACAL, initials in Spanish). She is CNPq Fellow level 1A, and has received several awards, highlighting most recent: Winner the Latin-American women's award in chemistry, awarded by Latin American Society of Chemistry/American Chemical Society - 2021; Prize Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani, created by the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ) to honor Brazilian women in Chemistry and correlated areas – 2019; Prize Otto R. Gottlieb Medal, created due to the contribution to Natural Products Chemistry in Brazil and abroad – 2017; Prize Kurt Politzer - Technological Innovation Award, category research, ABIQUIM - 2015; CAPES-Elsevier Award for the contributions to science in Brazil-2014; Distinguished Woman in Science Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, ACS/IUPAC (2011), who was awarded with 16 outstanding women scientists, including the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 Professor Ada Yonath (Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science); Simão Mathias Medal, the highest honor conferred by Brazilian Chemical Society (2011). Graduated in Pharmacy by UFPB, Northeast of Brazil, she got Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, under guidance of Professor Otto Richard Gottlieb, at University of São Paulo. Member of the Coordination of Biota-FAPESP Program (1998-2021). Director of the UNESP Technology Transfer Office 2013-2016 (UNESP-AUIN). President of the FUNFUNESP, UNESP 2017-2021. In 2018 was elected to be member of the FAPESP Board of Trustees (2018-2022). In 2018 was awarded with the Medal of Scientific Merit - Commander Category, the highest distinction given by the President of the Brazil to a Brazilian scientist, she is included among the 2% of Brazilian scientists worldwide. Her field of interest is natural products chemistry and plant science, and she has had strong involvement in human resource training, with over 100 Master and PhD students and 60 post-doctoral supervisions. She has been invited to give lectures and seminars Worldwide. Has published 341 articles, h-index = 60 for 12,731 citations, and average citations per article = 28.21; 2 books; 5 book chapters and 4 patents, 1 issued for a Germany Company. President of the Brazilian Chemical Society from 2008-2010 is currently Counselor member, was Vice-President of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science 2017-2019 (SBPC, in Portuguese). She serves as member of Editorial Boards of several Scientific Journals as Journal Natural Products. In 2011 was visiting professor at UPMC, Paris VI, Paris, and in 2012 became member of the International L’Oreal Scientific Advisory Board, Paris-FR, for 10 years. In the last 15 years has been coordinating big national and international projects: 03 Thematic Biota-FAPESP; currently, 01 INCT-CNPq/FAPESP, and is currently vice-coordinator of CBIFar, a long-term project into the CEPID Fapesp Program under Coordination of Professor Glaucius Oliva, IF-USP, São Carlos, 03 International Projects Brazil/Germany DAAD/FAPESP / DFG - Deutsche.
Young Hae Choi
Leiden UniversityClick to learn more
Young Hae ChoiYoung graduated on College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University in 1992. In 2000, he received PhD diploma from the same university. The title of his PhD thesis is ‘Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Nitrogen-Containing Natural Products’. After two years of post-doc experience working at the application of mass spectrometry to the identification of natural products, he moved to Leiden University, the Netherlands (the present position). In the last 20 years, he developed diverse metabolomics methods of plant and microorganisms. Using the developed methods, a wide range of biological model systems were investigated for the research questions related to biology, physiology, and ecology. On top of the research field of metabolomics he has also focused on green technology using natural deep eutectic solvents and supercritical fluids. Based on the research career, so far, he has published more than 290 peer-reviewed scientific papers that has been cited over 22,000