Dr Yuichi Sugiyama
Yuichi Sugiyama started working as the Head of Sugiyama Laboratory, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan since 2012. His work is internationally recognized by many awards, including AAPS Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award, 2003, B.B.Brodie Award from ASPET in 2012, R.T. Williams Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award (ISSX) in 2013. He was listed as a top (#1) scientist by ISI in 2007 for the number of citations he received in the preceding 10 years in the field of “Pharmacology and Toxicology”. He served as the president of both “International society for the study of xenobiotics (ISSX)” and “Japanese Society for Xenobiotic Metabolism and Disposition (JSSX)”.(2006-2007).
Prof Kevin Batty
Professor Kevin Batty was appointed Head of School, School of Pharmacy at Curtin University in May 2014. He has a 30-year career in pharmacy, including 10 years as a hospital pharmacist and 15 years as a university academic. His research interests are in the fields of pharmacokinetics and antimalarial pharmacology.
Dr Clare Guilding
Clare Guilding is Dean of Academic Affairs at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, on secondment from the School of Medical Education at Newcastle University UK. Her BSc (Hons) and PhD degrees are in neuroscience from Edinburgh University and she spent eight year conducting postdoctoral neuropharmacology research before moving into medical education in 2011. She held numerous education roles in Newcastle University UK, including MBBS Deputy Degree Programme Director and co-lead for the Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Prescribing strand. Her medical education research interests lie in curriculum development and innovations in teaching. Clare played a crucial role in developing The British Pharmacological Society’s new undergraduate pharmacology curriculum and was instrumental in the development of Newcastle University’s new MBBS clinical pharmacology, therapeutics and prescribing curriculum. She places a high value on interactivity and clinical fidelity in teaching and has a keen interest in simulation and interprofessional education. Clare’s innovations in pharmacology education have been recognised nationally through the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) ‘Education Prize’ 2015 and the Association for the Study of Medical Education ‘EDG Educator Innovator Award’ 2016.
Prof Nicholas Buckley
Nick Buckley, MD FRACP, is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the Sydney Medical School, a consultant clinical toxicologist at the NSW Poisons Information Centre and admitting toxicologist at RPA Hospital Sydney, Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Australian Medicines Handbook, a past President of The Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology, and Research Director of the South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC- http://www.sactrc.org). SACTRC has been funded for 15 years by the NHMRC and Wellcome Trust with the major focuses being clinical and public health research on pesticides, plant & pharmaceutical poisoning, snakebite, translation into practice, neurotoxicity and kidney biomarkers. In Australia, his research has largely been systematic reviews, and clinical, epidemiological and pharmaco-epidemiological studies on analgesic and psychotropic drug poisoning & misuse.
Prof Chris Porter
Chris Porter is Director of the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) at Monash University. Chris’ research programs focus on understanding and quantifying the absorption, distribution and elimination profiles of drugs and on developing novel formulation approaches to optimise these profiles. A major interest has been in improving the absorption of poorly water soluble lipophilic drugs and the role of the lymphatic system in drug absorption. His broader interests include mechanisms of intracellular drug transport and the potential utility of dendrimers and other nanomaterials as drug delivery systems. Chris has published more than 200 peer reviewed papers (>10,000 citations) in these areas and his research programs have attracted >$18m in funding from government and commercial organisations. He is a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and an Editorial Board member for Molecular Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Research, the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
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