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Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
School of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Editor-in-Chief: Professor Garry Walsh
Dr Walsh is reader in Inflammation and Immunity and principal investigator of the Asthmatic and Allergic Inflammation Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, UK. His group is part of the Immunology Research Programme, within the Division of Applied Medicine that was rated fourth equal in the UK in the 2008 research assessment exercise.
Dr Walsh is honorary professor of inflammation and immunity, School of Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. His major research interests involve elucidation of the molecular mechanisms controlling the initiation and resolution of the inflammatory processes underlying asthma, COPD and allergic disease. Dr Walsh has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in international journals together with more than 60 invited editorials, reviews and book chapters. To date these publications have been cited over 3,300 times, giving an h-index of 33 (source ISI Web of Knowledge). Dr Walsh has been an invited speaker and/or chairman at over fifty international meetings. In addition to his role as the editor-in-chief of Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management he is the founding editor of the Journal of Cell Death, and Clinical Medicine - Therapeutics. He is also an editorial board member of the Journal of Allergy (section head), International Journal of Biomedical Science, Biologics: targets and therapy, The Open Immunology Journal, The Open Inflammation Journal, The Open Allergy Journal and the Journal of Organ Dysfunction.
Dr Walsh is a regular reviewer for over 40 clinical and scientific journals and serves as a grant reviewer for UK and international funding bodies. Since 2003 he has been a European Commission evaluation expert for FP6 and FP7 and is currently vice-chair of the Evaluation Panel for Marie Curie Mobility Actions. Dr Walsh is a member of the MRC College of Experts affiliated to the Infection and Immunity Board and a member of Lung Cellular and Molecular Immunology (LCMI) Special Emphasis Panel, National Institutes of Health USA.
Department of Pharmacognosy, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Associate Editor: Ayse Kuruuzum-Uz
Professor Ayse Kuruuzum-Uz is working as academic staff at the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey).
Professor Ayse Kuruuzum-Uz's research interests are biological pharmacy (bioactive natural products/pharmacognosy/ phytotherapy/pharmaceutical ethnobotany). She has been working on isolation, purification (especially glycosides: anthraquinones, naphtoquinones, naphtalenes, flavonoids, iridoids, phenolic compounds, triterpenes etc.) using open column chromatographies, MPLC or HPLC, characterization of isolated compounds using chemical and spectral methods: acid, alkaline hydrolysis and, 1D and 2D-NMR methods, Mass, UV, IR, Optical Rotation, and biological evaluation (such as cytotoxic, antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antiulcerogenic, antimicrobial activities) of natural products from the plants of higher plant origin together with her colleagues. Her current research includes the isolation of drug candidate molecules from plants having an apoptotic effect on tumor cell lines and their caspase activities. She studied at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany as a visiting scientist for a short time period.
Professor Ayse Kuruuzum-Uz is a member of some international and national societies on pharmacognosy. She has served as secretary and in association management of the National Pharmacognosy Societies. She has supervised for BSc, MSc and PhD. She has reviewed many manuscripts for different journals and prepared several chapters for national herbal monograph books. She won The Scholarship for PhD Study from The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK-BAYG) and Hacettepe University Scientific Encourage Award.
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Singapore, Singapore
Associate Editor - China: Dr De Yun Wang
Dr. De Yun Wang is a Research Professor (tenure) and Director of Research, Department of Otolaryngology at the National University of Singapore and a member of the Research Task Force and Biomedical Safety Committees of the National University Health System (NUHS) of Singapore.
He is an Associate Editor of Allergy, Military Medical Research, and member of the editorial boards of more than twenty allergy, ENT and medical journals and a member of expert committee and writing groups for several international and European guidelines and consensus reports in allergic rhinitis and rhinosinusitis including the European White Paper in Allergy, European Position Paper in Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis, International Consensus Report on Allergic Rhinitis in Childhood, WHO Initiative: Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA 2001 and 2008 Update), and European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps (EPOS, 2007 and 2012).
He has published over 190 papers in prestigious medical journals and 30 book chapters, and has been invited to give more than 400 lectures at scientific meetings worldwide. He received the Sam Sanders Basic Science Award given by the American Academy Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) in 2003, and the Faculty Research Excellence Award 2012 given by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He has been the Vice President of the Beijing Ear Nose and Throat College since 2004, Clinical Professor of Medical Colleague of Korea University, and visiting professor of four top medical universities in China.
Shahin Akhondzadeh, Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Zhuang-Gui Chen, Department of Pediatrics, PICU, The 3rd Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
Mark Duman, MRPharmS, Director, Intelesant and Non Executive Director, Patient Information Forum, UK
Alfio Ferlito, Professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Coordinator of the International Head Neck Scientific Group (www.IHNSG.com)
Prof. Dr. Goswami
Nandu Goswami, Associate Professor, Head of Research Unit: "Gravitational Physiology, Aging and Medicine" Institute of Physiology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Howard Greenberg, Medical Safety Officer, Neuroscience; Operational Chair, FIHC; Janssen Research and Development, LLC, Titusville, NJ, USA; Adjunct faculty, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
Faustino R Pérez-López, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Zaragoza Hospital Clínico, Zaragoza, Spain
James W Pichert, Professor of Medical Education and Administration, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Allan Spigelman, Professor of Surgery, University of New South Wales, Clinical, Sydney, Australia
Guglielmo Trovato, Professor of Internal Medicine and of Methodology of Clinical Research , The University of Catania, Italy
Scott Waldman, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Qintai Yang, Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China