Organizing Committee

Dr. Alain L Fymat is a medical-physical scientist and an educator. He was educated at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the current President/CEO and Professor at the International Institute of Medicine and Science with a previous appointment as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Professor at the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine. He was formerly Professor of Radiology, Radiological Sciences, Radiation Medicine (Oncology), Critical Care Medicine, and Physics at several U.S. and European Universities. Previously, he was Deputy Director (Western Region) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (Office of Research Oversight), and Director of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center and for a time Acting Chair of Radiology at its Loma Linda, California Medical Center. He has extensively published (~ 425 publications including patents, books & monographs, book chapters, refereed articles). As invited/keynote speaker and member of organizing committees of international congresses and symposia, he has lectured extensively across the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has been the recipient of numerous research grants from government, academia and private industry, and has consulted extensively with these entities. He is a Board member of several institutions and Health Advisor of the American Heart & Stroke Association (Coachella Valley Division, California). He is Editor-in-Chief, Honorable Editor or Editor of 35 medical-scientific Journals.

Dr.Laura Borgel is a Medical specialist in clinical, paediatric and forensic toxicology, with training at the University of Chile. She is professor and researcher of the Department of Legal Medicine since 1985, forming generations of doctors, chemists, biologists, veterinarians and engineers. During her career, she has analysed numerous forensic cases of national and international connotation. Additionally, she has applied the risk assessment criteria in forensic investigations related to natural / anthropic environmental pollutants in cases of situations involving health and the environment. As a specialist, she has contributed to governmental bodies and companies on issues of regulatory toxicology for various pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs. She supports the idea that the sustainable chemistry is a useful tool to mitigate environmental pollutants and promote the development of knowledge in these areas.

Dr. Sermin Tetik has received his PhD in Marmara University during the period of 2003. Currently, she is working as a researcher and an academic person  at the same University. She has successfully completed her administrative responsibilities as an advisor of several PhD and MSc students. Her research has included thrombosis, hemostasis and angiology and proteomics based on this research and fellowship training she has received several awards and honors, such as scientific research award, International publishing award. She is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Advances in Biochemistry, American Journal of Life Sciences. She have one of the authored Clinical Biochemistry book. She is a member of ISTH.

Dr. Manuela Marcoli has completed her M.D. degree at the age of 24 years from Pavia University, Italy (PhD. Degree in Clinical Pharmacology from Pavia University, Italy). She is professor of Pharmacology at the University of Genova, Italy. She has over 85 publications that have been cited over 1300 times, and her publication H-index is 22 and has been serving as a reviewer of reputed Journals

Dr. Alireza Heidari is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry. He got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees form California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management and also in Nanochemistry and Molecular Structure Theory. He has participated at more than one hundred reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Journals.he is a member of more than two hundreds reputed international academic–scientific–research institutes around the world. It should be noted that he is currently the President of American International Standards Institute (AISI), Irvine, California, USA.

Khaled Abbas Helmy Abdou has completed his PhD at the age of 31 years from Cairo University and postdoctoral studies from Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain Institute of Bioengineering. He is the Professor of environmental Toxicology, faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Vice Dean faculty of post graduate Studies, Beni Suef University, Egypt and he is the General Secretary of the Egyptian Society of Environmental Toxicology. He has more than 43 papers published in reputed journals and in international conferences and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute. Major research fields are assessment of chemicals levels in drinking and surface water, fish, and plants in the Nile river sediments and in some lakes as an indicator of environmental pollution in Egypt. Assessment and evaluation of the quantity of certain pollutants such as heavy metals and pesticides in human food (poultry, eggs, dairy products and livestock meat) as an indicator of the extent of contamination of food of animal origin in Egypt. Study the side effects of pesticides and heavy metals on the fertility and reproduction of certain organisms, the symptoms of these toxic chemicals, the mechanisms that caused them, the methods of treatment.

Prof. Mohamed Nageeb Rashed  is a professor of analytical  and environmental chemistry, pervious vice-dean for environmental affairs , Faculty of Science, Aswan  University, Egypt.  He received his Ph.D. in environmental analytical chemistry from South Valley University, Egypt 1985. His research interests have been analytical and environmental chemistry with special emphasis in: -1 monitoring toxic metals in air, soil, plants and water.2-relationships between heavy metals and human diseases. 3- biomarkers and bioindicators for water pollution. 4-environmental chemistry of lakes, rivers and water wells. 5- dsorption and photocatalytic degradation of organic and inorganic pollutants from polluted water .6-wastewater impact , advanced oxidation treatment; photocatalysis, nanocatalyst , nanocomposite  and adsorption techniques in water and wastewater treatment. Prof. Rashed supervised several M.Sc. and  Ph.D. thesis in the field of  pollution, analytical and environmental chemistry. He published  90 scientific papers  in international journals and conferences.  He participated as invited speaker in 20 conferences around the world.   Prof.Rashed  acts as editor-in-chief ( 3 int.journals) and as editorial board member in several international journals ( 20 journals ) in the fields of chemistry, toxicology and environment.  His society membership includes several national and international societies. . Prof.Rashed Awarded the Egyptian National Award for Environmental Researches for the year 2001.    Prof. Mohamed Nageeb Rashed  is a professor of analytical  and environmental chemistry, pervious vice-dean for environmental affairs , Faculty of Science, Aswan  University, Egypt.  He received his Ph.D. in environmental analytical chemistry from South Valley University, Egypt 1985. His research interests have been analytical and environmental chemistry with special emphasis in: -1 monitoring toxic metals in air, soil, plants and water.2-relationships between heavy metals and human diseases. 3- biomarkers and bioindicators for water pollution. 4-environmental chemistry of lakes, rivers and water wells. 5- dsorption and photocatalytic degradation of organic and inorganic pollutants from polluted water .6-wastewater impact , advanced oxidation treatment; photocatalysis, nanocatalyst , nanocomposite  and adsorption techniques in water and wastewater treatment. Prof. Rashed supervised several M.Sc. and  Ph.D. thesis in the field of  pollution, analytical and environmental chemistry. He published  90 scientific papers  in international journals and conferences.  He participated as invited speaker in 20 conferences around the world.   Prof.Rashed  acts as editor-in-chief ( 3 int.journals) and as editorial board member in several international journals ( 20 journals ) in the fields of chemistry, toxicology and environment.  His society membership includes several national and international societies. . Prof.Rashed Awarded the Egyptian National Award for Environmental Researches for the year 2001.    

Dr. Sanjay Batra is an Associate Professor of Environmental Toxicology at the Southern University-Baton Rouge (SUBR). Dr.  Batra obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow and Kanpur University, Kanpur, India in 1993. Dr. Batra was selected through Union Public Service Commission of India as a Biochemist/In-charge of Clinical Biochemistry Department at Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, India in 1992. In 2002, he came to US as a visiting scientist to work in the field of cancer and immunology at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Subsequently Dr. Batra emigrated to US in 2006 to pursue his advanced research career at The Ohio State University and later at Texas Tech University, Amarillo, TX. Dr. Batra joined Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 2009 as a Senior Research Associate and was promoted to the position of Assistant Professor (Research) in 2012. Dr. Batra was able to secure funding from NIH (R15) and Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (Young Clinical Scientist Award) and developed several independent projects. His projects focus to determine the role of immunoproteasomes and lipid rafts during bacterial pneumonia and COPD/Emphysema received intramural and extramural funding. Besides these projects, Dr. Batra is also interested in investigating the role of Histone Deacetylases (HDAC) during pulmonary challenge with microbial toxins and COPD/Emphysema. Dr. Batra joined SUBR in 2014 as an Associate Professor and brings with him new dimensions in the areas of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and pulmonary Immuno-toxicology.