Organizing Committee


Myra Lee Weiner

TOXpertise, LLC


Dr. Weiner is widely known toxicologist with expertise on food additives and ingredients. During her thirty years as an corporate research toxicologist, her responsibilities included safety assessment of existing and new products; designing and directing toxicology studies; and interfacing with trade associations and regulatory agencies on a global basis. Her publications include over forty peer-reviewed articles on food additives, pharmaceutical excipients, industrial chemicals, drugs and pesticides. She co-edited Excipient Toxicity and Safety (Marcel Dekker, 1999), and was the recipient of the 2011 Marshall Steinberg Memorial Award from the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council Foundation for outstanding contributions and achievements in excipient safety. 


Ye Xu

Jilin Medical University


Ye Xu is dean of school of basic medical sciences at Jilin Medical University. He serves as chairman of Jilin Province Society for Anatomical Sciences (JPSAS), and communication assessor of National Natural Science Foundation of China. In addition to serving as expert of Jilin Higher Education Society, he is director of Jilin Provincial Key Laboratory of Tumor Targeting Treatment and Translational Medicine. His research interests include tumor chemotherapy, targeted therapy and drug sensitivity, and Neurobiology. He has over 40 publications in prestigious journals such as Cancer Letters, European Journal of Cancer, Oncotarget, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, Neurobiology Aging, Autophagy, and Apoptosis.


Nigel Smart

Smart Pharmaceutical Consulting


Nigel J Smart is the President of Smart Pharmaceutical consulting a West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Life Sciences consulting firm. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 35 years in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry,33 of those based in N. America in both corporate and consulting capacities. He consults on a variety of Life Sciences topics with particular interest in bioprocess development/manufacturing in addition to the application of Quality Compliance principles to modern processes. He has a special interest in the application of LEAN principles to bioprocess manufacturing systems and is currently authoring a book dedicated to this topic entitled “Lean Biomanufacturing” Oxford Health Publishers.


Sinerik Ayrapetyan

UNESCO Chair-Life Sciences International
Postgraduate Educational Center


Prof. Sinerik Ayrapetyan has received his PhD in Cell Biophysics in the Institute of Physiology of Ukraine Academy of Sciences, Kiev during the period of 1966-1970. Currently, he is the coordinator of UNESCO Chair at Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center, Yerevan, Armenia. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as the president of Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center. His research has included the study of metabolic regulation of cell function in norm and pathology. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like “Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine”, “ISRN Biophysics”, “European Journal of Biophysics”, “Advances in Life Sciences", “Bioavailability and Bioequivalence”, “Applied Pharmacy”, “BBA General Subjects”, “International Dental and Medical Research" and many more.


Prof. Yoshiaki Omura

New York Medical College


Yoshiaki Omura received Oncological Residency training at Cancer Institute of Columbia University & Doctor of Science Degree through research on Pharmaco-Electro-Physiology of Single Cardiac Cells in-vivo and in-vitro from Columbia Uni. He researched EMF Resonance phenomenon between 2 identical molecules for non-invasive detection of molecules, at Graduate Experimental Physics Dept., Columbia Uni., for which he received U.S. patent. He is also the creator of Bi-Digital O-Ring Test. He published over 270 original research articles, many chapters, & 9 books. He is currently Adjunct Prof. of Family & Community Medicine, New York Medical College; President & Prof. of Int’l College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics, NY; Editor in Chief, Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research, Int’l Journal of Integrative Medicine, (indexed by 17 major int’l Indexing Periodicals); Formerly, he was also Adjunct Prof. or Visiting Prof. in Universities in USA, France, Italy, Ukraine, Japan, Korea, & China.


Prof. Dimitrios H. Roukos, MD, PhD

University of Ioannina


Dimitrios H. Roukos, MD, PhD, is Professor of Surgery – Precision Cancer Medicine and Founding director of “Centre for Biosystems and Genome Network Medicine” in the Ioannina University, School of Medicine. Assessing the unmet needs of traditional linear single – gene research, he has shifted to intrapatient comprehensive coding and non-coding genomic and regulatory network heterogeneity in time and space towards the achievement of Precision Cancer Medicine.  He has published > 240 PubMed papers, 32 on Precision Medicine and Oncology, and 44 on static and spatiotemporal genome analysis with NGS. These publications have received more than 8800 citations with h-index: 73 (Scopus). He is reviewer in many high impact journals including some with impact factor (IF) >30, evaluator in innovative research projects (EU, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Poland), member in the editorial board of 25 international journals with IF, and Organizing Committee member in >20 International Conferences.


Prof. David I. Smith

Mayo Clinic


David I Smith received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1978. His first academic position was at Wayne State University School of Medicine and in 1996 he moved to the Mayo Clinic as a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He is also the Chairman of the Technology Assessment Group for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. His laboratory utilizes next generation sequencing to study the different ways that human papillomavirus can cause cancer in different tissues. His group also studies the common fragile sites which are regions of profound instability found in all individuals.

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Prof. George G Chen

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

George G Chen is a professor in the Department of Surgery, Director of Surgical Laboratories, Faculty of Medicine, the , Hong Kong, China.  His research interest is the area of carcinogenesis, cancer treatment, early detection, and diagnosis.  His study is focused on liver, lung and thyroid cancers. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers and has written a number of books or book chapters.

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Prof. Álvaro Rocha

University of Coimbra


Álvaro Rocha holds Habilitation in Information Science, PhD in Information Systems and Technologies, MSc in Information Management, and BCs in Computer Science.

He is Professor of Information Systems and Software Engineering at University of Coimbra, researcher at CISUC (Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra) and a collaborator researcher at LIACC (Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science) and at CINTESIS (Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems). His main research interests are Information Systems Planning and Management, Maturity Models, Information Systems Quality, Online Service Quality, Intelligent Information Systems, Software Engineering, e-Government, e-Health, and Information Technology in Education.

He is also President of AISTI (Iberian Association for Information Systems and Technologies), Chair of IEEE Portugal Section Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Chapter, Editor-in-Chief of JISEM (Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management) and Editor-in-Chief of RISTI (Iberian Journal of Information Systems and Technologies), and he has acted as a Vice-Chair of Experts in the Horizon 2020 of the European Commission, an Expert in the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, and as General-Chair of the WorldCIST (World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies).


Professor Dr Suresh Kumar P. Govind

Professor. Suresh Kumar P. Govind


Professor Dr Suresh Kumar P. Govind is the Consultant and Link Coordinator for the UK funded CICHE link for accreditation of the diagnostic laboratory from the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) (2001-2010) earned eventually a blue ribband quality from the British Council.  The link established Parasites South East Asian Diagnostic Laboratory (Para: SEAD) at the Department of Parasitology, UM which was declared open by the Hon Minister of Health some years back. I am is a member of several professional societies such as the Malaysian Society of Molecular Biology, Institute of Biology, United Kingdom (which carries the title CBiol, MIBiol),   Malaysian Scientific Association (which carries the title A.M.S.A),  Member, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM), Member, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is appointed as member of WHO steering committee. Wrote a detailed manual on the procedures of collecting stools for the detection of parasites for World Bank. Currently teach MBBS, nursing, medical technologists, pharmacy, pathology students, supervise post graduate research students, oversee a diagnostic laboratory and carry out department and faculty administration duties.


Prof. Kenji Suzuki

Tokyo Institute of Technology


Kenji Suzuki, Ph.D. (by Published Work; Nagoya University) worked at Hitachi Medical Corporation, Japan, Aichi Prefectural University, Japan, as a faculty member. He joined Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, in 2001, and he was Assistant Professor in the department and Graduate Program in Medical Physics. Since 2014, he has joined Department of Electric and Computer Engineering and Medical Imaging Research Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, as Associate Professor (Tenured). Since 2017, he has been jointly appointed in World Research Hub Initiative at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, as Full Professor (Specially Appointed). He published more than 320 papers (including 110 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals) in the fields of machine and deep learning, computer-aided diagnosis, and medical image processing and analysis. His papers were cited more than 10,000 times by other researchers. He has an h-index of 44. He is one of the top five most cited researchers in the computer-aided diagnosis field by Google Scholar. He is inventor on 30 patents (including 13 granted patents), which were licensed to several companies and commercialized. He published 11 books and 22 book chapters, and edited 13 journal special issues. He served as the Editor of a number of leading international journals, including Pattern Recognition and Medical Physics. He served as a referee for 91 international journals, an organizer of 62 international conferences, and a program committee member of 170 international conferences. He received 26 awards, including 3 RSNA Certificate of Merit Awards, IEEE Outstanding Member Award, Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award, Kurt Rossmann Award for Excellence in Teaching from Univ of Chicago, IEICE 2014 Best Journal Paper Award, Springer-Nature EANM Most Cited Journal Paper Award 2016, and Marquis Who’s Who 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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