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Trends in Drug Delivery
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Dr. Abhay Dharamsi is Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutics at Maliba Pharmacy College, Bardoli, Surat, Gujarat. He obtained his Doctoral Degree from the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai. He has extensive professional experience of about 30 years comprising of industry, teaching, research and administration. He was one amongst the experts in framing the curriculum and regulations for Pharm. D program under Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), New Delhi. He was the founder Principal of KMCH College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore (T.N). During his tenure of 13 years from 1995 until 2008, he established KMCH College of Pharmacy as one of the most recognized pharmacy college imparting quality education and training at under graduate, post graduate and PhD levels. He has good number of publications and presentations to his credit and has visited Dubai (UAE) and Manila (Philippines) for scientific presentation of his research work. He was awarded financial assistance by Gujarat Council of Science & Technology (GUJCOST), Govt. of Gujarat for research work and was also sanctioned travel grant for attending international conferences by AICTE and CSIR. He was nominated as International Professional for the year 2006 by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.

Prof. Anil Kumar is presently serving as Professor & Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh India. He did MBBS in 1975 and M. D. (Pharmacology) in 1979 from K.G.s Medical College Lucknow having over 37 years teaching (MBBS BDS, M.D. Pharmacology) and research experience in the fields of Neuropharmacology, Cardiovascular Pharmacology Indigenous drugs, Trace elements & Clinical Pharmacology. Prof. Anil Kumar have published 43 research papers in National & International journals of repute (Arzneim Forsch/ Drug Res. Ind J pharmacol. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology). Member Board of studies of different Universities, Technical expert Pharmacology in various selection boards (AIIMS, BHU JamiaIslamia, Mangalayatan University) Served as MCI inspector / Assessor for M.D. (Pharmacology). Technical expert (Medical)in Committees of UGC, UPTU and various Public Service Commissions (U.P. & Orissa).

Mrs. Divya Suares is an Assistant Professor in the Pharmaceutics Department of SPP School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, Mumbai at SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed-to-be University. She received her Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutics from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore in 2007. She worked as a Lecturer in NGSM Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mangalore for two years. She is having six years of teaching experience. Her current area of research interest includes: Novel colloidal drug delivery systems, nanotechnology and cosmeticology. She has authored 3 publications in journals of repute and has several presentations at various conferences to her credit. She has received the Best Oral Presentation award at 65th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress-2013, held at New Delhi. She is a recipient of Shree Harsha Memorial Gold Medal and has secured the First position in post graduate program at University level.

Dr. Gautam Singhvi is working as a lecturer in pharmacy department, BITS, Pilani since Oct. 2008. He completed his B. Pharm. from Lachoo Memorial College Jodhpur, and M. Pharm. from Bharathidasan University, Trichy and Ph.D. in the area of Novel Drug Delivery Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He served in Torrent Research Centre, Ahmedabad for nearly one and half years in formulation development department. Awarded as HINDI BHUSHAN by collector for getting highest marks in Hindi in district in Higher Secondary Board.Gold medal by Lions Club, Bharatvikash Parishad, Mahaveer International Club for getting first rank in city in Higher Secondary Board. His area of interest is Novel Drug Delivery Systems (Gastro-Retentive Drug Delivery Systems), formulation development and characterization of different dosage forms and Analytical and Bio-analytical Method Development. He has 10 national and 8 International publications along with 15papers in Conferences.

Dr. Shashank K. Singh is presently working as Senior Scientist in Cancer Pharmacology Division, at Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Canal Road, Jammu, India from the last one decade. IIIM is a one of the esteemed laboratory of CSIR, Govt. of India which engaged in novel drug discovery program from the natural, semi-synthetic and synthetic sources. Earlier he has worked with Win-Medicare Ltd R&D. (subsidiary of Winthrop, USA) and its sister R&D organization Modi-Mundi Pharma Research Development Centre (subsidiary of Mundi Pharma Basel, Switzerland) in Formulation Development department and M/s Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Dholka, Ahmadabad. He has done his Post Doc in Year 2010 at Medical Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA and Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences) from Delhi Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research (DIPSAR), Delhi University, India. He has earned his master’s degree in Pharmacy from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan India. He has several international publications and patents to his credit. His areas of Interest are drug discovery from natural products, targeted drug delivery systems for cancer, apoptosis, signalling pathways and stem cells.

Dr. Pranav J. Shah is a Professor in the Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology Department of Maliba Pharmacy College at the Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Gujarat. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Pharmacy from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat in 2007. Then worked as a Research Scientist in Formulation & Development in various pharmaceutical companies and then joined as a Professor in Maliba Pharmacy College since July 2011. He is having 10 Years of Experience in the field of Pharmaceutics. His Area of Expertise includes: Formulation development of conventional and novel drug delivery systems. He has authored 11 publications in national and international journals.

Dr. V. Ravichandran is a Senior Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of AIMST, Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Dr. H. S. Gour (Sagar, India) University in 2009. He is having 15 Years of research and teaching experience in the field of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis. His Area of Expertise includes: Drug design, Synthesis, characterization and pharmacological screening of chemical derivatives and Prodrugs, 2D and 3D QSAR, Pharmacophore modeling, Development of new analytical techniques for pharmaceutical formulations, Phytochemical and pharmacological screening of medicinal plants, Standardization of herbal formulations. He is the author of more than 100 research articles and 10 review articles. He is an adjudicator for PhD thesis from many Indian universities. He is recipient of AIMST University internal research grants, awards: IBC TOP 100 SCIENTIST 2013, UGC JRF, AICTE-QIP Research Fellowship, etc.

Dr. Mahalaxmi Rathnanand is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University. She received her Ph.D. Degree in Pharmaceutics from Manipal University in 2008.She is having 20 Years of Experience in the field of teaching and research activities. Her Area of Expertise includes Formulation Development. Her research works are published as 47 papers in reputed national and international, peer-reviewed indexed journals.

Dr. Srinivas Mutalik is an Associate Professor in the Pharmaceutics Department of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Manipal University, Manipal. He received his Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Manipal University, Manipal in 2004. He worked in R&D department of a pharmaceutical company. He also worked as Assistant Professor, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Associate Professor in academic institutions and research centre. His area of Expertise includes: Pharmaceutics, novel drug delivery systems, transdermal drug delivery, nanocarriers for drug delivery, etc.

Mr. Viral D. Jagiwala is a Formulation Scientist in the Formulation Development Department of Sidmak Laboratories (India) Private Limited. He received his M. Pharmacy Degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from Charotar University of Science and Technology in 2011 and earned his Then worked as an Assistant Professor in Shree Dhanvantary Pharmacy College, (Affiliation: Gujarat University) for 1 year 4 months. He is having 1 year 5 months Years of Experience in the field of Formulation Development Department. Her/his Area of Expertise includes: Nano-Technology, Formulation development of Solid orals and Trans-dermal drug delivery Systems, Technology Transfer of Solid orals and Trans-dermal drug delivery Systems, Pelletization, QbD activities. He is the author of Project "Development of Ethosomal Gel For Topical Delivery of Metronidazole", (ISBN 978-3-659-15753-0), has been published at LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co. KG Heinrich-Böcking-Str. 6-8, 66121, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Dr. Mayur Patel, Associate Professor in Department of Pharmaceutics, has 8 years of teaching experience. He has completed M. Pharm. and Ph. D. from Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University. He has Nineteen International and National Publications to his credit with total impact factor of more than 45, total citations more than 400 and ‘h’ index of 10. He has attended many International and National level conferences and participated in State level Paper Presentation competition. He has been an author and co-author of more than 70 papers (both research and review) presented at state, national and international level seminars and conferences. He got first prize in the National level poster presentation competition. He also got first prize in NIRMAQUEST 2005 (A State level Quiz and Elocution Competition for Pharmacy students). He has been invited to deliver lecture as a Resource Person at AICTE sponsored two weeks Staff Development Programme. He is a life member of Professional bodies like APTI, IPA, IHPA, SOPI, ISTE and IPGA. He has authored books on “Practicals in Pharmaceutical Analysis – I” and “A Text-book of Hospital Pharmacy”. He has also written a book chapter on “Drug Delivery: Oral Colon-Specific” in Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, 4thEdition, 2013, Published by Informa Healthcare Inc. UK. His area of interest is Novel Drug Delivery Systems.

Dr. Ashwin Kotnis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. He received his/her Ph.D. Degree in Applied Biology from University of Mumbai, India in 2008. Then he worked briefly as postdoctoral fellow in Karolinska Institute, Sweden and University of Oxford, UK for nearly 4 years. He is having 9 Years of Experience in the field of molecular oncology. His area of Expertise includes: Head neck cancer epidemiology and studying DNA repair as biomarkers for cancer predisposition and radiation sensitivity. He is the author of national and international publications and has recipient of national and international fellowships and awards.

Dr. Bhavin P. Marolia is an Assistant Professor in the Quality Assurance and Pharmaceutical Analysis Department of Maliba Pharmacy College at Uka Tarsadia University; Bardoli.He received his Ph.D. Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University in 2013. He is having nine years of experience in the field of teaching and research. He has guided 20 M.Pharm. Students for their research projects and has more than 25 paper publications to his name. His area of expertise includes: Analytical method development and validation, stability studies of API and formulations, Impurity profiling, Isolation and characterization of impurities and degradation products.


Dr. A.J. Vanisree, Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, University of Madras had completed Ph.D (2000) in the field of lung cancer. Her Post-doctoral works revolved in the area of gene synteny and immunosuppressant in the reputed labs in the home state. After joining University of Madras in 2004, her research interests are focused in the arena of neuro-oncology and neurodegeneration. Under her guidance, seven students had been awarded Ph.D degree and 26 students were awarded M.Phil degree. She has more than 30 publications in both National and international peer reviewed journals to her credit. Her research findings are presented by her as invited talks in many national and International conferences. She and her lab students have received best paper awards in science meetings. She has funded grants from ICMR, DST and consultancy projects. She had reviewed articles in journals such as Neurological research, Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, Evidence based complementary and alternative Medicines. She is also served as academic council and in Board of studies in certain Institutes.

Dr. S. K. M. Habeeb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioinformatics; School of Bioengineering at SRM University, Kattankulathur Campus,Tamil Nadu. He received his Ph.D.Degree in Bioinformatics - Zoology from Guru Nanak College, University of Madras in 2012. He has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioinformatics, Guru Nanak College, Chennai from June 2007 to May 2011and then he joined as an Assistant Professor (Visiting) in the Department of Biochemistry in T.S. Narayanasamy College of Arts & Science from January 2010 to April 2012. He is having 7 Years of Experience in the Academicsand has published several publications to his credit in National and International Journals. His area of Expertise includes: Structural & Functional Bioinformatics, Agricultural Bioinformatics, Molecular Modelling & Drug Designing, Sequence Analysis, Entomology & Phylogeny. He has been awarded with the best young scientist at a National conference on Environment Protection and Management held at Loyola College, Chennai.

Dr. Sandip Zine is an Assistant Professor in the Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Pharmacy, Chembur, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Mumbai. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Pharmacy from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra in year 2012. He is having eight years of Experience in the field of Pharmacy. His area of expertise includes: Novel Drug Delivery System and Analytical Method Development.

Dr. Vivek V. Bhosale is a Scientist in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow India. He is also working as visiting faculty for NIPER, Raibareli, and AcSIR – Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research. He received his M.B.B.S. degree from Pune University in 2002 and M.D. Degree in Pharmacology from Government Medical College, Miraj Maharashtra in 2007. He was working in Pharmaceutical Industry in the field of Clinical research and Medico marketing and later joined CSIR-CDRI. He is also member secretary of Institutional Ethics Committee for human research which is now accredited to Indian regulatory authority CDSCO. He has total 10 years of experience in clinical trials He has been called as resource person and given several invited lectures in the field of Clinical research and Ethics, published papers and filed patent. In January 2014 he was invited by Drugs Controller General India for training of newly recruited officers in Drugs controller office.

Yee-Chang Soh, RPh, BCPS has been a clinical pharmacy lecturer at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia since 2007. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Pharmacometrics with research interests primarily in population pharmacokinetic modeling of pediatrics, which supported by postgraduate research grant. She received a first-class honour degree in Pharmacy from the University of Malaya, Malaysia in 2005 and earned her Master in Clinical Pharmacy degree from University of Science, Malaysia in 2009 with scholarship. Prior to joining the Faculty of Pharmacy, she worked as a clinical pharmacist in Malaysian public hospitals for three years. She led the oncology pharmacy team and supported the HIV/AIDS clinic. She is the American Pharmacist Association certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and Good Clinical Practice certified clinical researcher. She is also a member of the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (young scientist member), American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society. She served as a reviewer for numerous conference abstracts. She was awarded an excellence service award for academician during her faculty appointment. She has also received medals in academic exhibitions and research grants at international and national levels.

Dr. K. Jaya Raja Kumar is Faculty of Pharmacy AIMST University Bedong, Semeling, Kedha, Malaysia. He has completed his Ph.D. from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India in 2012. Title of his Thesis was Development and Evaluation of polymeric in situ gel containing antifungal agents for oral thrush. He is having 55 publications and has 15 years of Academic Experience. His research areas are Development and in vitro-in vivo evaluation of temperature induced, pH induced and ions in situ gel for oral thrush, Formulation of microemulsion based vaginal gel-in vitro and in vivo evaluation, Development and in vitro evaluation of gel based anti-dandruff shampoo, Antibiotic loaded solid lipid nanoparticles loaded gels for ocular drug delivery system, Development and in vitro evaluation of tri polymer based beads, Formulation and in vitro evaluation of effervescent floating tablets of the model drug delivery system, Formulation and evaluation of microspheres for sustained drug delivery in urinary tract infections, Development of nanosponge and microsponges enriched gel, Formulation of superporous transdermal patch.

Dr. Kashmira J. Gohil is M. Pharm, Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences with Specialization in Pharmacology with total 16 years of work experience including 14 years in academics & research. She received her Ph.D from the prestigious Nirma University, Ahmedabad in the year 2010 and her B. Pharm & M. Pharm from renowned Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU), Baroda, Gujarat, in the year 1994 and 1998 respectively. Her area of expertise includes the subjects of Pharmacology covering herbal drug interactions, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetic complications. She is the author of a book titled- Pharmacological investigation of Bacopa moniera- a wonder herb (ISBN-13: 978-3659515477); various scientific papers and editorial board member of some peer-reviewed national & international journals of repute.

Dr. Nahlah Elkudssiah Ismail graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy(Hons) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in the year 2000. In the year 2001, she had been selected to receive scholarshipSLAB/JP A- Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia “Young Lecturer Scheme” to pursue her PhD studies in the field of clinical pharmaceutics at Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation (IPI) and School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom (UK). She had been successfully awarded with a PhD degree in July 2005. Upon her return from UK in 2007, she had been allotted as a lecturer at Faculty of Pharmacy, UiTM. To date, she has taught more than 40 courses to degree and postgraduate students in UK and Malaysia. A s the pioneer of clinical pharmaceutics in Malaysia, she is the founder of the first Clinical Pharmaceutics Rese arch Group (CPRG) (2008) in Malaysia that was recently acknowledged as Clinical BioPharmac eutics Research Group (CBRG) by Research Management Institute (R MI), UiTM. She received Young Scientist Award at 3rd IIUM-iCAST in 201 0. As a registered pharmacist and a teacher-practitioner, she is one of the regular invited guests for radio UFM under segment “U & Health” covering various health topics as well as one of the invited speakers for leadership and soft skills development.

Dr. Rafik Karaman
Professor Rafik Karaman is currently a Distinguished professor of pharmaceutical sciences, College of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine. He received his Ph.D. degree in bioorganic chemistry from the Hebrew University in 1987, his MS degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Hebrew University in 1983, and his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Hebrew University in 1981. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo and University of California at Santa Barbara for 5 years where he worked with Professor T.C.Bruice in the bioorganic chemistry field. Professor Karaman is broadly interested in the design and synthesis of prodrug systems to be used for the delivery of certain drugs that have poor water solubility or/and have low bioavailability as well as synthesis of prodrugs for masking the bitter taste of the corresponding parent drugs. The design will be executed using ab initio, DFT, semiempirical, molecular mechanics as well as molecular dynamics and conformational dynamics methods. Professor Karaman has more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters; 60 of them were published in the recent 6 years. He is currently an editor and an editorial board member of 10 international journals in the areas of pharmaceutical sciences.

Dr. Mudit Dixit is a Coordinator of Department of Drug Regulatory affairs and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics at Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Pharmaceutics from JSS University, Mysore in 2011. Then worked as a Assistant Manager in International Regulatory Affairs Department at Biocon Limited, Bangalore, India, for two and half Years. He is having 5 Years of Experience in the field of Formulation and Research development. His Area of Expertise includes: Drug regulatory Affairs, Formulation and Research development, Quality assurance and Patent. He is the author of more than 80 research and review articles in reputed National and International Journals and also presented ~20 Papers at different Conferences. Currently he is severing as Editor-in-chief, Editor, Editor board member, Advisory board member and Reviewers for more than 20 Reputed Journals all across the Globe. He is recipient/under consideration of Four Research Grants from different Funding agencies.

Prof. Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Full Professor and Academic Tenure of Chemistry at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management, Oncology, Human Cancer Tissues and Synchrotron Radiation from Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and also in Nanochemistry and Modern Molecular Electronic–Structure Computations Theory from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. He is expert in many computer programs and programming languages. Hitherto, he has authored more than twenty books and book chapters in different fields of Chemistry. Syne, he has been awarded more than nine hundreds reputed international awards, prizes, scholarships and honors. Heretofore, he has multiple editorial duties in many reputed international journals, books and publishers. Hitherward, he is a member of more than three 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 and also Director of the BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA.


Dr. Koteshwara K.B
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, India


Dr. Tripura Sundari
Assistant Professor, SPPSPTM, NMIS,Mumbai, India


Dr. Nayana
Associate Professor of Pharmacology, J N Medical College, Belgaum, India


Dr. Yahaya Bin Hassan
Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice Faculty of Pharmacy Universiti Teknologi MARA(UiTM) Puncak Alam Campus Selangor, Malaysia


Sonia Pandey
Assistant Professor Maliba Pharmacy College Uka Tarsadia University,Surat,Gujrat, India


Dr. S.Shanmugam
Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutics, Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur,Tamilnadu, India


Dr. Ganga Srinivasan
Professor, Pharmaceutics at VES College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, India


Dr. P.K. Kulkarni
Professor and Head, Dept of Pharmaceutics, J.S.S.College of Pharmacy, S.S.Nagar, Mysore-570 015 Karnataka, India


Dr. C.S Shastry
Principal NGSM Institute of Pharmceutical Sciences Paneer, Deralakatte – 575018, Mangalore


Dr. Anurag Gaur
Assistant Professor, NanoMaterials Group Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India