In 1996, Dr Andres received his MD degree in Internal Medicine, at the University of Strasbourg, France. He worked as an associated professor in the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. In 1998 he worked as PhD in Molecular Biology in the Laboratory of Professor Hoffmann (2011, Nobel Prize of Medicine) in the field of cationic antimicrobial peptides and pathogens - host relations. In 2002, he was nominated Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France. He also was in the head of an Internal Medicine Department (of 62 beads) in the University hospital of Strasbourg, France.
His research interests focus on immunity; host-pathogens relation; immune cytopenias; systemic immune and inflammatory diseases; chronic pathologies, telemedicine, drug-induced side effects, vitamin deficiency.
Professor , Russia
Department: Department of Internal Medicine
University: Irkutsk State Medical University
Alexey Kalyagin graduated from the MD program at Irkutsk State Medical University in 2000. Since his student years has been engaged in research in the field of internal medicine, rheumatology, cardiology. Dr. Alexey Kalyagin received his PhD degree in 2004, a DSc degree in 2010. He became an associate Professor in 2008, a full professor in 2017. He is a vice-rector for medical work and postgraduate education, the head of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Irkutsk State Medical University, scientific adviser of the Irkutsk Rheumatology Center. Member of the Association of Rheumatologists of Russia.
Research focuses on the aspect of comorbid rheumatology pathology, in particular - the relationship of joint diseases and chronic heart failure.
Professor , China
Department: Department of medicine
University: Lanzhou University
Dr. Chen Hao is currently a professor in the Department of medicine at Lanzhou University in China. He did a postdoctoral research at Zhejiang University in China.
His research interests focus on Liver Transplantation and Digestive system tumor.
Francesco Del Galdo
Associate Professor , UK
Francesco Del Galdo
Department:Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University:University of Leeds
Dr Del Galdo graduated as MD in Italy in 1999. He completed his training in Immunology in Italy in 2003, focusing on autoimmune and connective tissue diseases. He spent 5 years in the Scleroderma Center of Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, the USA where he completed his Ph.D. studies and post-doctoral Fellowship focused on early events in the pathogenesis of Scleroderma; He then served as associate director of the center for 2 years. During these years, Dr. Del Galdo has discovered and characterized the role of Allograft Inflammatory Factor -1 in the pathogenesis of Systemic Sclerosis and identified a novel mouse model of tissue fibrosis in the caveolin-1 knock mouse. He is a member of the UK SSc group.
His research interest, focuses on identification of the early events in the pathogenesis of Scleroderma and the link between vascular and fibrotic manifestations of the disease.
Assoc. Professor , Italy
Department:Molecular and Translational Medicine
University:University of Brescia
Nicoletta Zoppi was born on June 17, 1966, in Italy, in Cremona, where she actually lives. Cremona is a little artistic city where the musicians Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Stradivari lived and worked, and it is between Milan and Brescia. She attended classical studies and is interested in philosophy and figurative arts since youth, she currently reads Greek literature in ancient Greek language and listens and sings Gregorian chant. She loves classical music, violin, and musical theatre. Currently, Dr. Zoppi is working as an Associate Professor at the University of Brescia from 1989. She is a member of Amnesty International.
Her research interest mainly focuses in collagen and fibronectin assembly and functions in connective tissue remodeling activated in the hereditary connective tissue disorders with skin and vascular involvement
Assoc. Professor , Bulgaria
Department:Department of Internal Medicine
University:University Hospital St. Ivan Rilski
Dr. Mariana Ivanova, MD, PhD was graduated in medicine in 1993. She underwent specialty training in internal medicine and rheumatology.At present she is a rheumatologist in the Rheumatology Clinic of University Hospital “St. Ivan Rilski” and Assoc. Prof. in the Dept. of Internal Medicine of MedicalFaculty, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria. She has completed her PhD degree in 2013, based on research in the field of ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. M. Ivanova has published research on molecular biological, immunological and clinical studies in ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, evaluation of cardiovascular risk in gout and serum biomarkers in knee osteoarthritis.
His research interests focus on Inflammatory joint diseases (AS and nr-ax SpA, peripheral SpA, RA), Systemic connective tissue diseases (SLE), Gout and osteoarthritis, Molecular biological and immunological studies in rheumatic diseases.
Assoc. Professor , Casablanca-Morocco
Department:Department of Rheumatology
University:Ibn Roch Hospital
Dr. Kawtar NASSAR, a full-time associate professor, is part of the team of rheumatologists at the Rheumatology Department of Ibn Roch Hospital in Casablanca-Morocco led by Professor Ouafa Mkinsi. She has published several publications as an author in indexed international journals and in many others as an associate author.
Her research interest include Rheumatology, Rheumatoid Ultrasound, Medical Bone Diseases, Pain Management, Bone Mineral Density, Bone Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Bone Biology.
Assistant Professor , Italy
Department:Department of Emergency and Organ Transplants
University:University of Bari
Tel: 39 0805592639
Dr. Crescenzio Scioscia is currently an Assistant professor at the University of Bari in Italy. He did his postdoctoral research in the Department of Internal and Public Medicine at University of Bari in Italy.
His research interests focus on Rheumatoid Arthritis - Spondyloarthritis - Behcet Disease - Connective tissue diseases - Osteopororsis.
Ashok R. Amin
Adjunct Professor, USA
Ashok R. Amin
Department:Department of Biomedical Engineering
University:University of Virginia Tech
Tel: 908 416 5739
Dr. Ashok R. Amin completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology as the Fellow of the Department of Atomic Energy, India, followed by a National Institute of Health (USA)-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in Immunology at New York University (NYU) before serving as Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine and Director of Rheumatology Research at NYU. He functioned as Professor, Head and/ or VP of Research at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carillion Clinic and Advaxis Inc. In the process,he developed numerous academic-pharmaceutical alliances and published over hundred research papers in Genomics, Immunology and Translational Research and Biotechnology in areas of complex inflammatory /infectious diseases, Rheumatology and cancer and procured numerous patents. His team uncovered the previously unknown-targets and mechanism of common anti-inflammtory drugs. His royalty-earning patents were used to develop the FDA-approved drug ORACEATM for the treatment of Rosacea. He is currently the Founder of RheuMatrix Therapeutics and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, USA.
His research interests focus on Human Arthritis, inflammation, genomics and Immunology, Mechanism of action of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Rakeshchandra Reddy Meka
Post Doc Research Fellow , USA
Rakeshchandra Reddy Meka
Post Doc Research Fellow
Department:Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University:University of Maryland School of Medicine
RakeshC Reddy Meka is currently postdoctoral fellow at University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received Bachelor Degree of Science in Biology in 2002 and Master of Science in Organic Chemistry in 2005 from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. Afterwards, Rakesh joined as Project Assistant under the guidance of Dr. Arabinda Chaudhuri working on the novel synthesis of Quorum Sensing Inhibitor and Cationic lipid-based Michael adducts for Colgate Palmolive Company, USA.
His research interests focus on Targeted delivery of drug into arthritic joints and Liposomes for targeted delivery of IL-27 into arthritic joints.