Sectional Editor: Intensive Care
Dept of Intensive Care
Erasme University Hospital
University of Brussels
Dr Vincent is Professor of intensive care at University of Brussels, and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at the Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He is a Past-President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He was a Council member of the SCCM. He is member of the Royal Medical Academy of Belgium.
Dr. Vincent has signed more than 900 original articles, some 400 book chapters and review articles, 950 original abstracts, and has edited 99 books. He is co-editor of the Textbook of Critical Care (Elsevier Saunders) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer).
He is the editor-in-chief of "Critical Care", "Current Opinion in Critical Care", and "ICU Management" and member of the editorial boards of about 30 other journals (including senior editor of Critical Care Medicine). He received several awards: the Distinguished Investigator Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians; he was the Recipient of the "Society Medal” (lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and has received the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences biomédicales cliniques).
His name appears about 1000 times in Pubmed, and has been cited more than 140,000 times, with an H-index above 156.
Sepsis, septic shock, Intensive Care, Critical Care
Sectional Editor: Microbiology
Department of Biotechnology
Faculty of Science and Informatics
University of Szeged
László Galgóczy received his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Szeged (Hungary) in 2008. During the first period of his scientific career (2008-2014) he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Microbiology of the same institute. In 2014 he obtained the international Lise Meitner Fellowship from the Austrian Science Fund to achieve his research program at the Innsbruck Medical University, Division of Molecular Biology between 2014 and 2016. After return to Hungary he joined to the Biological Research Center of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and to the University of Szeged. Recently, László Galgóczy is a research associate at the University of Szeged, Faculty of Science and Informatics, Department of Biotechnology. He has specific expertise in molecular identification of filamentous fungi, antifungal activity of non-antifungal drugs and natural substances from plants. His research is also focused on the isolation and characterization of defensin-like antifungal proteins from filamentous fungi. For these works he has been using a wide range of state-of-the-art microbiological and molecular biological methods, techniques and bioinformatics approaches. László Galgóczy maintains active collaborations with national and international institutes. He is author of several international peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference papers and abstracts. He is invited as a guest editor or reviewer for different international peer-reviewed journals.
Defensin-like antifungal proteins, Molecular identification of filamentous fungi, Antifungal activity of non-antifungal drugs and their interaction with conventional antifungal agents
Sectional Editor: Medicine and Epidemiology
Director and Professor of Medicine
Department of infectious disease
Clinical and Research Center of Infectious Diseases
Beijing Ditan Hospital
Capital Medical University
Fujie Zhang is Director of the Clinical and Research Center of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine at Beijing Ditan Hospital, Capital Medical University, China. He is also Director of National HIV/AIDS Clinical Task Force.
Professor Zhang achieved his MD at Capital University of Medical Sciences in 1985 and has worked at Beijing Ditan Hospital since. In this time, he has received training in epidemiology, and a PhD in Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics from Chinese Medical University. Professor Zhang’s major research interests involve ART utility and outcome evaluation in resource-limited settings, as well as co-infections, especially HBV/HCV. Since establishing China’s Free Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) cohort in 2002, he has led the National Free Antiretroviral Therapy Program (NFATP), which contains the records of 600,000 patients. Dr. Zhang is working on other infectious diseases, like Yellow Fever, Zika, and Rift Valley.
Professor Zhang has published a number of significant studies based on the NFATP cohort in international peer-reviewed journals, including Lancet Infectious Diseases, Annals of Internal Medicine and Clinical Infectious Diseases.
HIV/AIDS, virus Hepatitis, infectious diseases
Sectional Editor: Dermatology
Scientific Institute for Research and Healthcare (IRCCS) Foundation Ca’ Granda
Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico – UOC Dermatologia
Gianluca Nazzaro, MD (Milan, Italy, 1986) is assistant dermatologist at IRCCS Foundation Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico of Milan, University of Milan.
He obtained his master degree and residency in Dermatology and Venereology at the University of Milan under the guidance of Prof. Emilio Berti, Prof. Stefano Veraldi and Prof. Raffaele Gianotti.
Since 2011, he is lecturer at master course of Medicine and Dermatology.
He is author of 81 peer-reviewed articles published in International Journals (H-index 7).
He won EADV Scholarship, AAD Scholarship and furthermore was awarded by the National Society of Dermatology (SIDEMAST) for the best publication among young researchers in 2015. He is member of Alumni Club of EADV, the group of young researchers of EADV.
He has been speaker during national and international congresses about clinical dermatology.
Dermoscopy, Dermatopathology, Tropical dermatology, Ultrasonography, History of medicine
Naveed Ahmed Khan
Sectional Editor: Parasitology
Distinguished Professor and Head
Department of Biological Sciences
School of Science and Technology
Htin Zaw Soe
Sectional Editor: Vector-borne diseases
University of Community Health
Prof Dr Htin Zaw Soe, Rector of University of Community Health is basically a medical doctor and a Public Health Specialist. He obtained his PhD (Public Health) from University of Medicine (1) Yangon in 2005. Previously he was Research Scientist, Department of Medical Research and Associate Professor, Biostatistics Department, University of Public Health. Currently he is also Vice-President and Academic Group Leader of Preventive and Social Medicine Society, Myanmar Medical Association; Reviewer of Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal and international medical journals including African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology and Journal of Infectious Diseases of Poverty; Editorial Board member of Journal of Infections and Antibiotics; and External Examiner of Master of Clinical Science Course, Adelaide Postgraduate Centre, University of Adelaide, South Australia. He conducted many researches and won several prizes at Research Conferences. He also published several scientific papers in local and international journals. He is a recipient of Jacques Parisot Foundation Fellowship Award conferred from WHO/TDR (2014) and received Bronze Medal (2016) for his research on botanical larvicides and repellents against Aedes mosquitoes in Myanmar.
Vector-borne Diseases especially malaria and dengue, Neglected Tropical Diseases particularly schistosomiasis, Food Safety and Nutrition, and Cancer.
Sectional Editor: Immunology
Associated Principle Scientist
Bioscience Regeneration Department
Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity, IMED Biotech Unit
AstraZeneca, Gothenburg, Sweden
Xiaohong Zhou is an Associated Principle Scientist in AstraZeneca Gothenburg, where her research has been focusing on cell-matrix interaction in chronic lung diseases. She received her Ph.D in 1996 at Shanghai Medical University, where she investigated the integrin signaling in experimental liver fibrosis model. She then spent the following 5 years in Professor Reinhard Fässler’s lab in Max-Plank Institute for Biochemistry and Lund University as a postdoctoral fellow exploring the functions of the proteins in tenascin family by using gene targeting technology. Prior to her postgraduate studies, Dr.Zhou had 5 years medical education and received her MD at Shanxi Medical College in China.
Chronic pulmonary diseases, Histopatholgy, Tissue remodeling and repair, Matrix biology
Sectional Editor: Virology
Institut Pasteur in Cambodia
Veasna Duong is Deputy Head of Virology Unit at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Cambodia. He also teaches viral infectious diseases at the University of Health Sciences, Cambodia. He has a background as medical doctor, got his PhD at University of Montpellier, France and works at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge since 2005. His major research interests are viral infectious diseases caused by arboviruses and zoonotic viruses. His research work involves study of the evolution of viruses, development and evaluation of diagnostic tools, pathogen discovery, surveillance of emerging viruses, study of vector competence and viral and host interaction.
• Arbovirus including Dengue virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, Zika virus and Chikungunya virus
• Enterovirus A71
• Zoonotic virus including Nipah virus, Arenavirus and Hantavirus
Sectional Editor: Retrovirology, Immunovirology
Institute of Biological Sciences
Federal University of Pará (Universidade Federal do Pará)
Belem, Para, Brazil
He reveived his Bachelor' degree in Biomedicine at the UFPA (1993), in 2001 completed his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Area of Biology of Infectious Agents and Parasitic) at the Federal University of Para. Is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Pará State and CNPq Research Grantee (level 1C). Is Full Professor at the Federal University of Para, where he teaches Immunology and Molecular Epidemiology, at undergraduate and graduate courses. His research field is Retrovirology and Immunovirology. He was Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Biology of Parasitic and Infectious Agents of the Institute of Biological Sciences UFPA, for two terms, from January 2004 to December 2008. He was Research Director of the Pro-Rector for Research and Graduate UFPA from January 2009 to January 2015.
Retrovirology, HTLV, HIV and Immunovirology
Sectional Editor: Immunology and molecular cell bi
Lecturer II/Immunology and Neurobiology
College of Science
Department of Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
My name is Michael Hanna. I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Currently I serve as a Lecturer and the Immunology and Neurobiology Laboratory Coordinator at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Previously I was an instructor of anatomy and physiology I & II at Blinn College in Bryan, TX.
In 2004 I received my Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. Subsequently I had four years of postdoctoral training at the National Institutes for Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health. For the last fourteen years I had been committed to providing quality higher education to undergraduate and graduate students for majors and non-major students. I have taught face to face and online courses covering ten different subject areas including Human Biology-Man and the Environment, and Human Biology-Structure and Function for non biology majors; as well as Biological Literature, General Physiology, Immunology, Endocrinology, Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Advanced Cell Biology, Advanced Immunology, Advanced Neuroscience, Vertebrate Endocrinology, Pharmacology, and Genetic Analysis and Investigation with a focus on bioinformatics and Anatomy & Physiology I and II. During my time at TAMU-Commerce I had received many student evaluations. On a scale of 1-5; 1 being excellent, 5 being unsatisfactory, I had averaged a rating of 1.79. Appreciation of my teaching excellence has been recognized with two Texas A&M University System Teaching Excellence Awards in 2010 and 2011. Furthermore during the Texas A&M annual research symposia I won first place for outstanding faculty research presentation in 2009 and 2011; the only years in which I entered. These awards are clearly indicative of my communication skills. Recently I have taught cell and general biology lecture and laboratory courses at the University of Texas at Tyler and Anatomy & Physiology I and II at Blinn College. For the last year I have taught Bioscience I (1404) and Immunology (4752) laboratory sections for which I was nominated as finalist for the Outstanding Professional Staff Award.
I have over twenty five years of lab bench experimental research in molecular and cell biology and using animal models to mainly studying neurodegeneration. This experience includes multiple assays such as western, southern, northern analyses, ELISA, training and implementation of use of radioisotopes. Other skills include immunocytochemistry, confocal microscopy, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, immunoprecipitation, DNA/RNA extraction, cloning, primary cell (neuronal and mouse embryonic fibroblast) and cell line tissue culturing with transfection. In 2011 I was awarded the Dev R. Chopra Faculty Senate Award for Research.
Neuroscience, immunology, Molecular biology, Cell biology
Sectional Editor: Parasitology
Parasitology and Mycology Dept.
Sari Medical College
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Sari, Mazandaran Province, Iran
I am Professor of Parasitology at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. Although previously I have worked on different parasites, it is about 8 years that I research especially on Toxoplasma/toxoplasmosis.
Sectional Editor: Parasitology
Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine University of Health Sciences
Libreville Gabon and Unit of Evolution
Epidemiology and Parsite Resistance
International Center of Medical Research of Franceville
Jean-Bernard Lekana-Douki is currently working as a professor at Department of Parasitology-Mycology Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Libreville, Gabon. He completed his DEA (Master of research) from University of Medicine, Paris XII, France in 1999. He got Certificate of General Microbiology from Pasteur Institute, Paris, France in 1999. He completed his PhD from University of Paris XII, on analysis of factors associated with P. falciparum sequestration, specifically on pregnancy associated malaria.
Since july 2012, he is an Associated Professor of Concil of Universities of Africa and Malgache for the High school (CAMES). His researches are focusing on Childhood malaria, genetics of antimalarial drug resistance, antiplasmodial activity of natural substances, bacterial fevers and pathogens associated with children diarrhea. These researches found that malaria prevalence declined with the implementation of Artemisinin based combination therapies (ACT). This good result was associated with the increased of antimalarial drug resistance markers prevalence. No P. falciparum artemisinin resistance is currently reported in Gabon.
Since February is the head of Unit of evolution, epidemiology and parasite resistances (UNEEREP) at International Center of Medical Researches at Franceville (CIRMF), Franceville, Gabon. He is also the deputy head of Regional PhD school of Infectiology of Central Africa.
He got 2 scientific awards: Young Researcher Award, Fifth Award Winner, Merck African Research Summit-UNESCO at Geneva, Switzerland in 2015 and Price CENAREST-CEPIG at Libreville, Gabon, in 2013.
Fever, Diarrhea, Malaria, antimalarial drug resistance, pregnant associated malaria, antimalarial immunity, polymorphism
Sectional Editor: Pediatrics
University of Naples Federico II
Department of Translational Medical Science
AOU Federico II, Naples- Italy
1985: Medical Degree, “cum laude”, II School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples.
1989: Board certification in Pediatrics, “cum laude”, II School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples.
2014: Accreditation for Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Ministry of Research (Abilitazione scientifica nazionale- MIUR, 06/G1), Rome
2014: Accreditation for Associate Professor of Gastroenterology, Ministry of Research (Abilitazione scientifica nazionale- MIUR, 06/D4), Rome Accademic appointments
1990: Research Fellow, Italian National Research Council (Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR)
1994-2015: Assistant Professor (Ricercatore Universitario), Department of Pediatrics, University of Naples Federico II
2015-present: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Translational Medical Science, University of Naples Federico II
2003-present: Chief of Pediatric Liver Unit of Department of Pediatrics, University of Naples Federico II
Pediatric liver diseases, Wilson’s disease, Autoimmune hepatitis, Biliary atresia, Viral hepatitis
Sectional Editor: Medical microbiology
Lecturer of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
Faculty of Health sciences
University of Buea
Tebit Kwenti (PhD) is a lecturer of Medical microbiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Buea, Cameroon. He has an MSc in Medical Microbiology and Parasitology from the University of Buea. He then studied the immunological responses against malaria parasites in Cameroonian children for a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Parasitology from the University of Buea. He has spent several years researching on tropical diseases (including malaria, intestinal parasites, HIV, Bacterial and fungal infections). Some of his most important works have contributed to the control of malaria in Cameroon, through a better understanding of its epidemiology. His current research focuses on studies of the pathogenesis and immune responses against malaria, the interaction between malaria and HIV in coinfected patients and the development of novel diagnostic assays for malaria. He became interested in Open Access publishing in 2011, since then he has reviewed over 40 research and review articles, for over 20 journals, and has served as a Guest Editor in an Open Access Journal. He became an editor for the Journal of Infectiology in 2018.
Parasitic diseases, Malaria, Intestinal parasitic infections, Schistosomiasis
Cody P. Coyne
Sectional Editor: Molecular Pharmacology and Immun
Molecular Pharmacology and Immunology
Department of Basic Science
Mississippi State University
2005-present: Professor, Molecular Pharmacology and Immunology, Department of Basic Science, Mississippi State University
1993-2005: Associate Professor, Molecular Pharmacology and Immunology, Department of Basic Science, Mississippi State University
1987 1993: Assistant Professor, Equine Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Kansas State University
1985 1987: Residency Training Program: Equine Internal Medicine, University of California
1983 1985: Graduate Research Training and Instruction, University of California
1981 1982: Internship Training Program: Equine Surgery, University of California
1979-1981: Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Professional Instruction, Colorado State University
1974 1977: Undergraduate Instruction, Colorado State University
Pharmaceutical design, Pharmaceutical synthesis, Chemotherapy / Oncology, Immunology
Sectional Editor: Vaccines Development
Department of Hepatitis and AIDs
Pasteur Institute of Iran (IPI)
I am Dr. Azam Bolhassani working as an Associate Prof. at Hepatitis and AIDS Department in Pasteur Institute of Iran. My filed is about vaccine design against HCV, HIV, HPV infections and the use of immunotherapy and chemotherapy against cancer and the use of different adjuvants and delivery systems for enhancement of vaccine potency. We work on some different vaccines including DNA vaccine, Protein vaccine and Live vaccine, VLP vaccine and recently peptide vaccine.
Vaccine development, Viral infections, Anti-viral effect of drugs
Sectional Editor: Pediatrics and immunology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine
Assiut University, Egypt
Dr. Khaled Saad graduated from Assiut University’s programs in Medicine and Surgery in 1997 and he obtained Master’s Degree in Pediatrics in 2003. After that, he joined the Pediatrics department, at Assiut University, as a staff member teaching Pediatrics for medical students and postgraduates. In 2009, he received MD degree in clinical pediatrics. He is currently an Associate professor in the Pediatric department at the Assiut University Children's Hospital, which is the largest children’s medical center in Upper Egypt. It is a teaching hospital with more than 550 beds that provides both primary and tertiary care for children in all governorates in Upper Egypt. Dr. Khaled is an editorial member of 50 medical journals. He is a referee for 75 medical journals.
Pediatrics and immunology
Sectional Editor: Epidemiology
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Public Health
School of Public Health
Maragheh University of Medical Sciences
Saeid Safiri is faculty member in the Department of Public Health, Maragheh University of Medical Sciences. He received his PhD in Epidemiology from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2015. His research interests are in the area of methodology of observational studies, systematic review and meta-analysis, and global health.
Sectional Editor: Immunology
Dr. Vishal Nehru completed his Ph.D. from Karolinska Institute, Sweden in the field of Cell and Tumor Biology. As graduate student, he developed immense interest in Epigenetics and Immunity. He joined NICHD/National Institutes of Health, USA and pursued his post-doctoral training in the field of Epigenetics in innate immunity under the mentorship of Dr. Keiko Ozato. He currently holds a Scientist position at the NICHD/NIH.
Innate immunity, Epigenomics of innate immunity, Host-virus interaction, Cell biology, Microscopy.
Sectional Editor: Parasitology and Infectious dise
Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich