Bezmiâlem Vakıf Üniversitesi
Department of Chemistry, University of Turin
Vittorio Pace – since March 2020 – is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Turin (Italy). He graduated in Pharmacy in 2005 from the University of Perugia and received the PhD in Chemical Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2010 under the guidance of Professor A. R. Alcántara. After postdoctoral training at Vienna (2010-2011, Prof. Holzer), Manchester (2011-2013, Prof. Procter) and Stockholm (2013-2014, Prof. Olofsson), he obtained a group leader position and a Tenure-Track Professorship at the University of Vienna.
In 2016 he received the Habilitation in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Vienna. He has been the recipient of a series of awards including the Ciamician Medal of the Italian Chemical Society, the Caglioti Prize of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the Young Investigator Award of the Faculty of Life Sciences at Vienna, the La Roche-Hoffmann Prize of the EFMC, the Innitzer Award, the Habilitation Award of the Austrian Chemical Society and, the Thieme Journal Award in 2020.
In 2022 he was admitted at the Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia of Spain and, since 2020 he is a member of the European Pharmacopeia. In 2022 he received the Acreditación para Catedrático de Universidad (Area de Ciencias) from ANECA.
His research core is represented by the design and development of new synthetic concepts with functionalized organometallic reagents with particular emphasis to homologation procedures. This work is crystallized in > 150 published papers. Prof. Pace supervised 12 doctoral theses and 50 MSc and BSc theses. He edited a two-volumes book for Wiley-VCH titled “Homologation Reactions: Reagents, Applications, and Mechanisms”, printed in July 2023.
Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi
Chemistry Department, Sultan Qaboos University Umman
Prof. Abdel-Jalil attained his doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Tübingen (Germany) in 1999, followed immediately by a postdoctoral research fellowship in Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) during the period of 2000-2001. His academic career commenced in earnest at the start of the new millennium with the appointment as an Assistant Professor by Hashemite University in Jordan where he grew in academic stature and earned a promotion to the rank of Associate in 2007. He moved to Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in 2008 where he was promoted to the rank of a Professor. Prof. Abdel-Jalil has established a research group in synthetic and medicinal organic chemistry and his research group has ecured several SQU Internal Grants along with the Research Council (TRC) Grant and His Majesty’s (HM) Strategic Research Grant. Moreover, Prof. Abdel-Jalil received the prestigious award of the Visiting International Professor (VIP) Travel Grant by the Ruhr University of Bochum (Germany) twice in 2015 and 2018. Prof. Abdel-Jalil main research specialization is focused on the synthesis of potential biologically active heterocyles, asymmetric molecules. During his scientific career, Prof. Abdel-Jalil has authored/co-authored 67 peer-reviewed publications (60 original research journal papers, four review journal papers, one international patent, one proceeding and one chapter in a book) which have received a considerable international recognition as evidenced by the total number of citations. Prof. Abdel-Jalil has been awarded several research travel funds from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Research Foundation (DFG), Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF/JULICH) in Germany and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Austria. Finally, Prof. Abdel-Jalil has received a Distinguished Researcher Award in 2023 from SQU.
Sharif University of Technology, Iran
The group of Dr. Ziyaei works on the development of novel methods for the synthesis of organic functional groups especially heterocyclic compounds by focus on the following main topics: i) Synthesis of novel dithiocarbamates and thier applications as intermediates in organic synthesis, ii) The application of active intermediates in organic synthesis by focus on nitroalkenes, nitroepoxides, electrophilic sulfur reagents and etc. iii) Coordination chemistry investigation of sulfur containing ligands. iv) Performing organic reactions under green reaction conditions by using water and ionic liquids as reaction solvents as well as solvent-free conditions.
Assoc. Prof. Ziyaei published more than 100 papers in scientific journals including research paper and review papers. He also published a book chapter. The total citations of Dr. Ziyaei research articles are more than 2000 with H-index of 23.
Assoc. Prof. Ziyaei received his PhD degree in Sharif University of Technology in 2007 under supervision of Prof. Dr. Mohammad R. Saidi and advisor of Prof. Junes Ipaktschi. During his PhD, he had two research visits from Giessen University and worked in the group of Prof. Peter Schreiner. In 2007, he began his academic career as Assistant Prof. of Organic Chemistry at Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran. In 2014, he promoted to Associate Professor level. In 2022, he moved to Sharif University of Technology as associated Professor. During his academic career, he had some visits from IOCB Prague (2017), Oldenburg University (2015), and Freiburg University (2018 and 2019-2021).
Assoc. Prof. Ziyaei received several prestigious national and international awards including Alexander von Humboldts award for experienced researchers (2019), DAAD award (2018), Aboureyhan award (2018), top 100 iranian researchers by INSF (2020), best researcher of Alborz province (2018) and etc.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ziyaei is also works as advisor for some pharmaceutical companies for the synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (IPA).
School of Chemical andEnvironmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete
Elia Psillakis is Full Professor in Water Chemistry at the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete. She received her degree in Chemistry from Universitè Montpellier II, France with Summa Cum Laude, and her PhD from the University of Bristol, U.K. In 2007, she received a Fulbright Award and used it at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA. Her research activities focus on (i) understanding the fundamentals and developing sample preparation methods used for the detection of emerging and persistent organic pollutants in a variety of matrices, (ii) studying the fate of organic contaminants in natural and engineered systems and (iii) green sample preparation. Professor Elia Psillakis was featured in the Power List 2021 of the magazine “The Analytical Scientist” as one of the Top 100 most influential people in analytical science. To date, her investigations have resulted in six book chapters more than 100 publications in ISI Journals that have received > 8500 citations (h-index=49) and three “Top cited article” awards. She is Editor-in-Chief of “Advances in Sample Preparation” (Elsevier), Specialty Chief Editor of “Environmental Analysis” for Frontiers in Analytical Science (Frontiers), Associate Editor of the “Journal of Separation Science” (Wiley) and an Editorial Advisory Board member in another six journals. Professor Elia Psillakis is also Head of the Sample Preparation Study Group and Network of the European Chemical Society-Division of Analytical Chemistry (EuChemS-DAC), an elected member of European Chemical Society-Division of Analytical Chemistry (EuChemS-DAC), Division of Analytical Chemistry – European Chemical Society, Head of the EuChemS-DAC Sample Preparation Study Group and Network and an Affiliate Member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). She is the Founder and Director of ExtraTECH Analytical Solutions, a Spin-Off Company of the Technical University of Crete with two active patents. Professor Elia Psillakis has acted as an expert evaluator in several national and European evaluation panels, and in 2012 and 2013, she was vice-chair of the Chemistry evaluation panel for the EU Marie-Curie excellence fellowships. From 2014-2016, she was the Deputy Rector of Academic Affairs and Research at the Technical University of Crete and has served twice as the Director of postgraduate studies.
Physical Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the Tbilisi State University
Bezhan Chankvetadze is Full Professor for Physical Chemistry and director of the Institute of Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the Tbilisi State University in Tbilisi, Georgia.
B. Chankvetadze has published over 300 research papers in peer reviewed journals, over 30 review papers and book chapters and holds several patents of the former Soviet Union, USA, Germany and Japan.
B. Chankvetadze has given over 300 presentations as plenary, invited or oral speaker on the international conferences in fields of chirality, electromigration techniques and separation science. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis and co-editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis Open (both Elsevier) and a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Journal of Chromatography A, Journal of Chromatography Open, Electrophoresis, Journal of Separation Science, Chirality (Wiley) and several other journals.
He has over 13 400 citations according Google Scholar and his current H-index is 64.
B. Chankvetadze is the recipient of “Journal of Chromatography Top Cited Article Awards” in 2005, 2006 and 2010, the recipient of “2006 Belgian Society of Pharmaceutical Science Award of Recognition”, and the joint Csaba Horvath Memorial Award of the Hungarian Separation Science Society and Connecticut Separation Science Council, USA (2017).
Prof. B. Chankvetadze is Full Member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences.
Erzurum Teknik Üniversitesi
Director, Global Quality Control Principal Expert
Joerg Schlingemann is a director and principal expert for quality control systems within Merck KGaA’s/EMD Serono’s healthcare quality unit. He studied molecular biology in Uppsala and Heidelberg, where he completed a doctorate degree at the German Cancer Research Center in 2005. He has 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry from various roles within quality control and quality assurance. Since late 2019, Joerg has been leading EMD Serono’s analytical activities for N-nitrosamines, based on which he has authored or co-authored several scientific publications dealing with analytical challenges, NDMA in metformin, nitrite in excipients and the prevalence of NDSRIs. Joerg is an advocate of scientific collaboration, data sharing and expressive visualization of data. He is married and has three children.
Analytical Research Manager – Sterling SpA
Talk Title: Challenges in Manufacturing of APIs for Inhalation
Mr. Andrea Silvestri, Analytical Research Manager – Sterling SpA
Andrea Silvestri is a technical support specialist in the APIs field for more than 15 years. He started working as Quality Control and Stability studies specialist for all APIs manufactured by Sterling. He then moved to Analytical Research, being in charge for analytical method development, validation and Regulatory Affairs support. He did specialize in solid state characterization of APIs, particularly focusing on respiratory molecules. Currently he’s Head of Analytical Research, working to support customers with their projects and advising on particle engineering and characterization of inhaled APIs.