Dr. Manny D. Bacolod is currently an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, NY). After earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, he has held various research positions at Duke University Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Bacolod’s contribution to cancer literature encompasses a wide range of topics including colon cancer genomics and biomarker discovery, epigenetics, cancer genetics, brain tumor drug resistance, chemical mutagenesis, cancer metastasis, and immuno oncogenomics.
Dr. Heiko Konig is presently serving as an Assistant Professor at the Indiana University Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis where his effort is dedicated to the care of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other hematological malignancies, and laboratory based research with a focus on the role of hypoxia in the development of AML drug resistance and minimal residual disease. He received his MD and doctoral degrees from the medical schools at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and the Philipps University Marburg/ Germany, respectively. He is also serving as the co-chair of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC) Myeloid Malignancies Clinical Trial Working Group and the Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN) Lymphoma/Leukemia Clinical Trial Working Group.
Dr. Yinghua Li is currently serving as a professor in the Center laboratory, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China. He and his group members are currently interested in functionalized nanomaterials in anticancer and antivirus, Targeted drug delivery; siRNA for cancer treatment; Mechanisms of multidrug resistance; Apoptosis signal transduction; Anticancer and antivirus molecular mechanisms;. He has contributed more than 80 peer reviewed papers in international journals such as Nano Today, Redox Biology, Materials Today, Drug Delivery, Small, Journal of Biomedical science and Current Cancer Drug Targets.
Dr. Guangwei Liu is currently serving as a professor in the Key Laboratory of Cell Proliferation and Regulation, Ministry of Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. He and his group members are currently interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms for positive and negative regulation of T cell immune function, exploring the possibility for clinical application of anti-tumor immunotherapy and anti-infection, as well as establishing protocols to induce transplant immune tolerance. He has contributed more than 70 peer reviewed papers in international journals such as Immunity, Nature Immunology, Nature Communications, PNAS, Blood, Journal of Immunology and Cancer Research.
Dr. Shi Huashan, PhD is an Associate Professor and a Visiting Scholar of Mayo Medical Center. He has been the Vice Chairman of Tumor Rehabilitation Committee of Sichuan Geriatrics Society, Standing Committee of Central Nervous System Committee of Sichuan Oncology Society. He is also a member of different societies such as Head and Neck Tumor Committee of Precision Radiotherapy Branch of Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering, member of Nasopharyngeal Cancer Committee of Sichuan Oncology Society, member of Head and Neck Central Tumor Committee of Sichuan Cancer Society. From 2010 to 2013, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, with the main research direction of tumor microenvironment and its interventional therapy; from 2013 till date, he has been working in the Cancer Center of West China Hospital, Sichuan University, mainly engaged in biological therapy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy of malignant tumors and related clinical research. He has been working at Mayo Medical Center, USA from 2019-2021, and has participated in the global multicenter phase III clinical trial of the new crown vaccine developed by West China Hospital, Sichuan University since 2021. He has hosted and participated in several national projects and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and published more than 30 SCI papers as first and corresponding author.
Dr. Valery V. Tuchin is presently serving as a Professor and Chair of Optics and Biophotonics at Saratov University (National Research University of Russia). He is also the head of Laboratory of Laser Diagnostics of Technical and Living Systems, Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control, RAS, and the supervisor of Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Biophotonics at Tomsk State University (National Research University of Russia) and Laboratory of FemtoMedicine of ITMO University (National Research University of Russia). His research interests include tissue optics, laser medicine, tissue optical clearing, and nanobiophotonics. He has published more than 700 papers (Web of Science), 27 monographs and text-books, and 58 book chapters. Dr. Tuchin is also a holder of more than 50 patents.
Dr. Pu has been working in the Department of Pathology, Xiang-ya Hospital, Central South University since 2009. His main research topics are, basic and clinical research of gastrointestinal tumor pathology/Ultramicroscopic pathology/Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy. At present, more than 40 teaching and scientific research papers have been published, among them, multiple SCI papers have been published as the first author/corresponding author. Apart from that, has presided over more than 10 projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China, the Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province (Youth and General project), and the Postgraduate and Undergraduate Education Reform Projects, and has obtained more than 20 national patents. Guest reviewer of several SCI journals. Besides, he is also a member of a number of societies such as Chinese Society of Pathology, Chinese Research Hospital Association, Member of Hunan Pathology Society, Committee member of Hunan Neuroscience Society etc. He has 16 publications to his credit.