Dr.Jackson is Professor of Medicine (Neurology) and of Medical Microbiology at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada since 2007. He graduated from Queen's University with BA and MD degrees. He completed an internship in internal medicine at University of Southern California, residencies in internal medicine at Queen's University and in neurology at Western University, and a fellowship in neurovirology at The Johns Hopkins University. He was the first President of Rabies in the Americas, Inc. and he has served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Neurovirology. He is senior associate editor of the Journal of NeuroVirology. Dr. Jackson has many research publications on aspects of the pathogenesis of rabies virus infection. He has also edited/coedited four books on rabies and one on viral infections of the nervous system.
Girish J. Kotwal, received his Ph.D. from the Biochemistry department, McMaster University, Canada in 1985. He did his post-doctoral work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, USA in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases from 1984-1990 and co-discovered the vaccinia virus complement control protein (VCP) along with Dr. Bernard Moss, member of the US National Academy of Science (NAS). During the 90s he established a structural biology program which included overexpression of VCP, a heavily disulphide bonded protein and directed the preclinical program to evaluate the therapeutic potential of VCP. In 2002 he founded Kotwal Bioconsulting, LLC, in 2004 he founded kbiotech pvt. ltd., in South Africa, in 2005 he co-founded InFlaMed Inc. in USA. In 2010 he assisted in founding Icelandic Cardio Pharma (IceCP) in Iceland. He is currently Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology at UMHS, WI, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, UMass medical school, Worcester, MA and Adjunct Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Henan University, China. He has authored over 100 publications, 97 of which are found on pubmed.
Ahmed Abd El-aziz Zakaria Kheder is a molecular biology and biotechnology techniques in the field of plant viruses, phytoplasma and fungal diseases such as, isolation of total nucleic acid (DNA & RNA), identification, and diagnosis of viruses using PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, LAMP and RT-LAMP techniques, nucleic acid hybridization (western blotting, southern blotting), molecular cloning, gene expression, Serological methods such as, direct & Indirect ELISA, Transformation, gene knockout, gene overexpression
Giulio Filippo Tarro, male, graduated summa cum laude from Medicine School of Naples University in 1962. Assistant to Medical Pathology at Naples University, 1963-1965, and Research Associate at Division of Virology and Cancer Research, Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1965-1968, he was assistant professor of Research Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati 1968-1969, and professor of Oncological Virology at University of Naples 1972-1985. He worked for National Research Council, Rome, 1969-1972, and for National Cancer Institute, Frederick Center, Maryland, 1973. He became Division Chief of Virology 1973-2003, and then Department Chief of Diagnostic Laboratories, 2003-2006, D. Cotugno Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Naples; Emeritus, 2006. Dr Tarro's researches in Virology have been both basic and mission oriented. His basic researches have been concerned with antigens induced early during the replication cycle of human herpesviruses. Another study has involved the identification, isolation and characterization of specific virus-induced tumour antigens, which were the "finger-prints" left behind in human cancer. His mission-oriented research has dealt with many aspects of various infectious diseases including broncho-pneumonia, encephalitis, cholera, and the diseases caused by different viruses.
Naresh Verma completed his PhD at the Department of Microbiology, University of Sydney. He has since pursued his research interests in microbial pathogenesis and vaccine development in post-doctoral fellowship appointments at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Stanford University, U.S.A. He returned to Australia to take up a faculty position at the Australian National University. He is currently an Associate Professor in Microbiology at the Australian National University. He is a recipient of the Fellowship of the Australian Society for Microbiology (FASM).
Dr. Fatemeh Farshadpour is currently working as Associate Professor at the Bushehr University of Medical Sciences. Dr Fatemeh Farshadpour received his Doctoral degree or PhD on Medical Virology from the Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences. She then worked as a researcher at the Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, and served as Associate Professor at the Medical Faculty of the Bushehr University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Fatemeh Farshadpour has authored several publications in various journals. Her publications reflect her research interests in molecular and epidemiological studies of viral hepatitis, recombinant protein and vaccine studies. She has developed a high-density multiepitope DNA construct as a candidate vaccine against Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) and two in-house ELISA kits for detection of IgG antibodies against HEV. The later one got a patent. She is also the Editor of the World Journal of Hepatology, Pathogen & Infectious Disease journal, Virology Research Journal, and the reviewer of several journals.
Rajamanonmani Ravikumar Associate Editor
International journal of Virology and current Research, Singapore
Dr. Ravikumar Rajamanonmani, a Virologist from Singapore and Associate Editor at International Journal of Virology and Current Research, Ology Journals Kft. Budapest Hungary. Dr. Ravi has special interest in flaviviruses, and her thesis was on "Studies on the Inhibition of Viral Entry of Flaviviruses". Her research publications are cited by several researchers of which a few citations by WHO and American Society for Microbiology publications are worth mentioning. Dr. Ravi has served several organizations along her career specializing in the field of Microbiology &Virology over three decades as Faculty and Researcher in India, Malaysia, Singapore and USA.
Her other broad interests are Ultrastructural characterization of Viruses and Antimicrobial chemotherapy