Cheng-Wen Wu is best known for his pioneering work on the four-step mechanism of gene transcription: DNA binding, RNA chain initiation, elongation and termination. He discovered intrinsic zinc RNA polymerase and transcription factors (later known as zinc fingers), and elucidated their roles in transcription. All these represent important breakthroughs in the field of molecular biology. Due to the rising mortality of lung cancer patients, Professor Wu initiated and led a national research program for lung cancer in Taiwan. His current research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying lung cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis. He is the Distinguished Chair Professor of the National Yang-Ming University, and Corresponding Research Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica. He graduated from the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University with an MD degree in 1964. He then attended Case Western Reserve University in the US, where he obtained his PhD in biochemistry in 1969. He has published over 270 articles in international journals and won several prestigious awards including election to Academia Sinica in 1984 and the 2011 Presidential Science Prize of Taiwan. He is the founder of two most important biomedical research institutions in Taiwan: the Institute of Biomedical Research Institute at Academia Sinica, and the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan.
Dr. Claudio Luchini, MD, PhD, is a surgical pathologist at Verona University, with expertise in the field of cancer research, immunohistochemistry, next-generation sequencing and systematic review with meta-analysis. Now he is the holder of the course of molecular pathology at Verona University. He has studied in Italy, at Verona University, and in USA, first at Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN) and then at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD). Using next-generation sequencing in cancer research, he has published some important works, for example in Journal of Clinical Oncology and in Cancer Cell. With the tool of systematic review and meta-analysis he has highlighted the role of some genes in cancer, like for example ARID1A and BAP1, and the prognostic role of the presence of extra-nodal extension of nodal metastasis in several cancer types, for example colorectal, thyroid, pancreatic, vulvar and breast cancer. The main goals of his research are represented by the study of cancer biology (above all pancreatic cancer), looking also for morphological and molecular markers for early diagnosis of tumors, and by the research on new moderators of cancer prognosis.
ROBERTO MENICAGLI, born in Pisa on 22 September 1946, is graduated, in Milan University, where has obtained the PhD, with postdoctoral studies in biochemistry and molecular genetics. Subsequently is been assigned as University Reader to Contract, with many lecture in those fields at the faculty of Biology at Milan University. After, has the role, as "Senior Research", in ENIRESEARCH GROUP, the most important Italian research group in the field of Chemistry and Biochemistry. with the task, and the responsibility of many projects for the Environment. and Public Health, in the scientific committee, of ENEA-CNR. Now, after these institutional role in above scientific Institutes, and for by age legal limits, is retired from public work, but took the charge of the director of Roma Biomed Research Lab a Private Medical Service Organization, where is a principal specialist in the study of metabolic diseases, with particular target to the role of the mucins in protective layer, in human biological districts, as the neck, head, and gastrointestinal tract. In this field, has published more than 25 manuscripts, in reputed medical magazines, also with impact factor ,and an E- book. This book, in this time is written only in Italian, and is very important because it revolutionizes the approach to the etiology of the oral and laryngeal cancer
Liqin Du received her PhD degree from the University of Kentucky, USA. She completed her postdoctoral training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University, USA. She has published more than 20 peer-review papers. Her primary research interest is to identify novel genes that control neuroblastoma cell differentiation and to discover new differentiation agents for treating neuroblastoma.
Dr Ratna Parikh completed her post-graduation in general surgery from Grant Medical College, Mumbai - India in the year 1994. Worked at BY L Nair charitable hospital for 6 yrs. Trained undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. Thereafter worked with Dr Praful B Desai, renowned cancer surgeon and ex director of The Tata Memorial Cancer Centre, Mumbai. She had special training in women's cancer. Visited MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre's to train in breast cancer. She was bestowed the Fellow of the American College of surgeons in 2012. Presented national and international papers. Published articles and case studies in Indian journals. Co-ordinating editor of the book Practical Clinical Oncology by Dr Desai. Contributed four chapters in the book including on breast cancer. Presently she attached to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. Visited a rural centre, Barshi in Maharashtra. Recently presented a paper on "Experiences in Organization of Breast Cancer Facilities in Rural India", at the 7th World Congress on Breast Cancer at Frankfurt in May 2018, which was highly appreciated. The same is published in the International Journal of Cancer Research and Therapy, June 2018.
Prof KP Mishra obtained his PhD from Gujarat University, India and postdoctoral studies from University of Bielefeld, Germany. He has been a Senior Scientist and Head of Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Center, a premier Nuclear Research Center of Govt of India. He has Been Vice Chancellor of NGB University, Allahabad, India. He guided more than 50 PhD students. He published close to 300 papers in reputed journals and has edited several books. He is serving on the Editorial Board of many reputed Journals such as International Journal of Radiation Biology, World Journal of Radiology, JEPTO and is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Radiation and Cancer Research (JRCR). He has received several academic awards including Life Time Achievement Award of Indian Society of Radiation Biology. Dr Mishra is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India. He is Fellow and has been Vice President of International Academy of Physical Sciences. He is the Founder President of Society of Radiation Research, India and has been President of Indian Biophysical Society. Dr Mishra was invited as Visiting Professor in USA, Australia, Germany, Japan, France, Italy and South Korea. Currently, he is the President of Asian Association of Radiation Research (AARR), 2017-2021 and Council Member of International Association of Radiation Research (IARR).
Hani Al-Afghani Clinical Laboratory Supervisor
The Comprehensive Specialized Clinics for the Security Forces, Saudi Arabia
Currently Hani Al-Afghani working as a clinical laboratory supervisor within the comberhensive specialized clinics. Working within a research team interested in cancer genetics and hereditary haematology disorders.He research skills and hardworking behaviours together with magnificent results have allowed to be awarded with award of excellence in kidney disease in 2002. Also have awarded with award of excellence in cancer research in 2015.He Involved with different symposiums regarding topics that include different issues about medical genetics. Recently, He have led the scientific organizational committee of the 14th medical genetics workshop in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Personally worked on a project on cancer of both medulloblastoma and colorectal cancer. He has a membership in Saudi Society of Medical Genetics.