Javed Iqbal, PhD, FNA, Co-Founder and CEO
Synthetic, Process and Medicinal Chemist Global Head, Discovery Chemistry, Dr Reddy’s Lab Director, Dr Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences Director, NIIST (CSIR) Trivandrum Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur Author of over 200 publications and 135 patents Developed Novel Synthetic routes for 20-25 APIs.
Patrick Perlmutter, PhD, Co-Founder and CSO
Synthetic and medicinal chemist, Monash and La Trobe Universities, Australia Founder of Southern Biofuel Technology Pty Ltd Recipient of the 1999 Nagai Medal for Medicinal Chemistry Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, 2010-11 30 years experience in the field of synthetic and peptide chemistry Author of over 200 publications in international journals and one monograph 5 International patents Over $15 million in research funding over past decade.
Dr Adam Mechler, PhD
Dr Mechler completed a BSc/MSc degree in chemistry and physics in 1996, and obtained his PhD in physics/materials science in 2001 at University of Szeged (formerly Attila Jozsef university), Hungary. He received a NATO Science for Peace Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he spent three years while his interest shifted to bioinspired materials and biomolecule interactions. After arriving in Australia in 2004 as the recipient of a Monash Fellowship awarded by Monash University, he established his independent research program on biomolecule self-assembly, focusing on membrane biophysics and peptide-membrane interactions, while maintaining an interest in bioinspired materials and bioactive natural products. He has joined La Trobe University staff in 2009 and has been working there since.
Gautam R. Desiraju
PhD, University Of Chicago Urbana Champagne, USA Scientist, Eastman Kodak Company, in Rochester, NY, USA Scientist, DuPont, Willmington, USA Professor, University of Hyderabad Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Chair Gordon Research Conference in Crystal Engineering, in 2010 Honorary doctorate degree of the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina Author of 483 Research Publications and 3 books on Crystal Engineering
Synthetic, process and pharmaceutical chemist. Full Professor UCSD Professor and co-director of the Organic Chemistry Institute, Dean of Studies and Head of the Research Council for the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Zurich Dean of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology and Qianren Scholar, Tianjin University Author of over 350 publications and one monograph.
Synthetic, process chemist Group leader, Bristol-Myers Squib Dhileep developed the commercial route for anti-viral NCE “Entecavir” Research R&D Director, Sepracor Inc. Director for Process Research Boehringer-Ingelheim, USA Vice President, Chemistry Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad Chief Scientific Officer, Zhejiang Nhu Company Ltd.
Roger Sik Ying Foo
Group Leader, Genome Institute Singapore Assoc Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore $12m personal research funding and co-principal in > $70m programmatic funding for cardiovascular research in Singapore.