Committees

Giovanni E. Mann, Ph.D.

Professor of Vascular Physiology
Cardiovascular Division, King’s British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King’s College London
150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, U.K.
Tel: +44(0)20-7848-4306
Email: giovanni.mann@kcl.ac.uk
URL: link 

Prof Giovanni Mann obtained his BSc in Zoology (1973) from George Washington University, Washington D.C. USA and MSc (1974) and PhD in Physiology (1978) from University College London. He was appointed to a 4-year postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Queen Elizabeth College, London and a Lectureship in Physiology (1981), Readership (1992) and then as Professor of Vascular Physiology at King's College London in 1997. He is currently General Secretary of the Society of Free Radical Research-International and previously served as President of the Society for Free Radical Research-Europe, Chairman/Vice Chairman of The Physiological Society, President of the European Pancreatic Society, President of the European Microcirculation Society, President of the British Microcirculation.

Prof Mann is the Reviews Editor for Free Radical Biology & Medicine and the Chair of the Ethics Committee for Free Radical Biology & Medicine. He serves on Editorial Boards of The Journal of Physiology, Microcirculation and as an Editorial Advisor for the Biochemical Journal. He is currently a member of Heart Research UK Translational Science Panel, Board of External Referees for the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council and College of Experts for the Medical Research Council - Physiological Systems & Clinical Sciences and was previously Chair of the Translational Sciences Panel for Heart Research UK, Medical Panel of the Henry Smith Charity and a member of grant panels of the British Heart Foundation, Guy's & St. Thomas’ Hospital Charitable Foundation and Royal Society International Networks Panel. He has published >160 research papers and coordinated >36 research symposia at international conferences, including a recent Plenary Symposium entitled ‘Oxygen Matters in Redox Biology’ at joint meeting of the Society for Redox Biology (SfRBM) and Society for Free Radical Research International (SFRRI) in San Francisco, 16-20 November 2016.

Prof Mann’s Vascular Biology research group at King’s College London is investigating signalling cascades involved the transcriptional activation of antioxidant defence genes in endothelial and smooth muscle cells in oxidative stress. His research group are interested in vascular dysfunction induced by oxidative stress in diseases such as atherosclerosis, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and stroke, and the health benefits of dietary inducers of the redox sensitive transcription factor Nrf2 involved the upregulation of endogenous antioxidant defences. More recently, his group are focusing on the importance of adapting human endothelial and smooth muscle cells long-term to ‘physiological’ oxygen concentrations to investigate Nrf2 and nitric oxide signalling in response to inflammatory mediators and/or laminar shear stress.

Shinya Toyokuni


Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Email: toyokuni@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp


Shinya Toyokuni was born in Japan in 1961. He graduated from Kyoto University in 1985 (M.D.), and obtained his Ph.D. (Pathology) in 1991 from Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine on iron-induced carcinogenesis. After a postdoctoral fellowship in CDRH, FDA in Rockville, MD, he became an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine. 

In 1998, he became an Associate Professor of Pathology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine.  In 2008, he moved as a Full Professor at the Department of Pathology and Biological Responses, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine. He is teaching pathology to medical students, diagnosing human specimens as a registered pathologist and performing research on the association of oxidative stress and carcinogenesis.

Shinya Toyokuni is the current President of the Society for Free Radical Research International/Asia/Japan. He is a Full Professor at the Department of Pathology and Biological Responses, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, and his research focuses on the role of iron in carcinogenesis for a few decades, and recently on drug developments and ferroptosis as well. He produced monoclonal antibodies against 8-OHdG and HNE-modified proteins in the 1990’s. He has published more than 300 papers in the areas of cancer, oxidative stress, redox biology and pathology, and is an associate editor for Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Cancer Science, Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Free Radical Research, Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, Nagoya Journal of Medical Science and Pathology International.  He has obtained Japan Pathology Award in 2015 and SFRR India Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

Victor M. Darley-Usmar, Ph.D

Associate Dean for Research

Endowed Professor in Mitochondrial Medicine and Pathology
Tel:(205) 975-9686
Email:vdarleyusmar@uabmc.edu

Victor Darley-Usmar received his Ph.D. at the University of Essex in England and then moved to the University of Oregon as a Post-Doctoral Fellow to pursue his interests in the structure and function of mitochondrial proteins in human disease.After a period as a lecturer in Japan and ten years as a Research Scientist in Burroughs Wellcome in London he joined UAB to establish his own research group in the Department of Pathology in 1995.  He has received multiple awards for training and mentoring and served as the Associate Dean for Post-Doctoral Education and the Pathology Graduate Program Director. 

He established the UAB Center for Free Radical Biology from 2006-2015 as an international center for research in redox biology. In his current role of Associate Dean for Research he brings his experience in the commercial sector and career development programs to the strategic management of the School of Medicine Research. In his own research program he has been instrumental in defining how redox biology modifies mitochondrial function in pathology and in recognition of these achievements was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine in 2012. At UAB his contribution to research in mitochondrial pathology was recognized by his appointment as the Foundation Faculty for the “Endowed Professorship in Mitochondrial Medicine and Pathology”.  He is now developing a program to apply measures of bioenergetic health to personalized medicine. 

He was a recent recipient of the prestigious “Creativity is a Decision” and “Blue Sky” awards from UAB for the Bioenergetic Health Index concept. He has been continuously funded by NIH for 22 years and has published over 300 articles with an H factor of 94. 

Dr. Chandan K Sen 

513 Davis Heart & Lung Research Inst
473 W 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Tel: 614-247-7786 / 614-247-7818
Email: sen.16@osu.edu
Url: link


Dr. Chandan K Sen is a tenured John H & Mildred C Lumley Professor of Surgery, Executive Director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Wound Center and Director of the Ohio State University's Center for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Based Therapies. He is also the Associate Dean for Research at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Sen serves as a program director (Innovation & Collaboratory) for The Ohio State University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Dr. Sen represents Medicine and Health Sciences at The Ohio State Global Gateway initiative.


After completing his Masters of Science in Human Physiology from the University of Calcutta, Dr. Sen received his PhD in Physiology from the University of Kuopio in Finland. Dr. Sen trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley's Molecular and Cell Biology department. His first faculty appointment was in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. In fall of 2000, Dr. Sen moved to The Ohio State University where established a program on tissue injury and repair. Currently, Dr. Sen is a Professor and Vice Chair of Research of Surgery.


His research program is housed in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute where he serves as a Deputy Director and the Director of the Regenerative Medicine Program. Dr. Sen's current research on tissue injury and repair is split into three programs: stroke, post-infarction myocardial remodelling and cutaneous wound healing. He is a PI of several projects including multiple clinical trials. His research has been continuously extramurally funded by prestigious agencies such as five different institutes of the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, US Department of Veteran Affairs and the industry. 


Dr. Sen serves on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Antioxidants & Redox Signaling with a current impact factor of 7.4. Dr. Sen and his team have published >300 scientific publications.

Yuji Naito

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine





Yuji Naito, M.D., Ph.D., obtained his M.D. degree at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan in 1983, and performed Ph.D. studies at the same university from 1983–1993. He received the Young Investigator Award of the 6th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Research International (SFRRI), Torino, in 1992. He succeeded to serve as secretary general and treasurer of SFRRI Kyoto in 2000. He has served as a secretary general of SFRR Asia and SFRR Japan from 2000, and as a vise president of SFRR Japan from 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor of Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, and Chief of Endoscopy and Ultrasound Medicine, University Hospital, where he investigates the role of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases and carcinogenesis. Recent focus of his research is to determine molecular targets of oxidative stress in gastro-intestinal inflammation.  In addition, his group has demonstrated the roles of gaseous molecules, nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfoxide in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases.

Francisco R. M. Laurindo

Associate Professor
Heart Institute (Incor) 
University of São Paulo School of Medicine



Francisco R. M. Laurindo graduated in Medicine by the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil , in 1978 and completed his residence training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Heart Institute(Incor), University of São Paulo School of Medicine. After a period (1982-84) as associate physician at the same institution, he underwent research training in Physiology and Pharmacology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Maryland (under Dr. Robert Goldstein, 1984-87). Back to the Heart Institute, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, he started an investigative research track focused on mechanisms of redox signaling processes in the vascular system. He obtained his PhD in 1992, supervised by Dr. Protásio da Luz. Thereafter, he conducted several research projects through independent financial support from research agencies. In 2001, he started, together with Dr. Protásio da Luz, the Vascular Biology Laboratory at the Heart Institute (Incor), University of São Paulo School of Medicine and became its Director in 2008, until presently. His major research interests have focused on understanding mechanisms and regulatory processes underlying the production of oxidant species in vascular cells and tissues and their physiological implications for vessel remodeling in disease. The most important contributions of his group have been the original description of shear stress-dependent generation of superoxide radical from the endothelium, the multi-level characterization of redox response to vascular injury and, particularly, the original discovery that the endoplasmic reticulum chaperone protein disulfide isomerase interacts functionally and physically with oxidant-generating NADPH oxidase complexes. This finding had relevant implications regarding the role of endoplasmic reticulum (patho)physiology on NADPH oxidase function and how redox processes regulate cell migration and vascular remodeling. More recently, Dr. Laurindo's group showed an important role for extracellular PDI in arterial remodeling after injury. Dr. Laurindo has authored or co-authored over 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals, cited >3400 times (h-index=33(ISI)). He supervised 18 PhD students and 17 post-doctoral fellows, in addition to several undergraduate trainees. From 2008-14, he was the vice-coordinator of the National Institute for Science and Technology of Redox Processes in Biomedicine (CNPq/Fapesp) and since 2013 (until present) the Vice-coordinator and principal investigator of Cepid-Fapesp Redoxoma. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 2012 and a member of its Board of Directors since 2016, a member of Fapesp Study Committee in Health Sciences from 2008-2016 and Fapesp Advisor Committee in Life Sciences since 2016, a member of Capes Federal Agency Committee (Medicine) from 1998-2017. He served as Council Member of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine from 2010-2014 and belongs to the Editorial Board of Free Radical Biology and Medicine since 2008 and of Clinical Science since 2012. He has been an ad-hoc consultant for >30 publications and research agencies from Brazil and abroad. He was elected as vice-chair (2014) and chair (2016) of the Gordon Research Conference on Nox Family NADPH Oxidases.

Cesar G. Fraga

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Fisicoquímica;
IBIMOL UBA-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, USA






Cesar Fraga received his doctoral degree in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires in 1985 under the direction of Alberto Boveris. After two postdoctoral stages at the University of California, returned to Argentina in 1990, to establish his group of research. He is currently Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at the School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires and Researcher at the National Council for Scientific Research (CONICET), Argentina. From 2004 he is associated to the Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis. He has published more than 150 articles and given talks in more than 100 scientific conferences. He has been Executive Vice-president of the Oxygen Club of California (2007-2016) and Treasurer of the SFRRI (2010-2014). He is Associate Editor of the journal Food and Function, and member of the Editorial Board of Free Radical Biology and Medicine and Redox Biology, among other journals. His research is centered in the biochemical mechanisms supporting the role of bioactive phytochemicals in oxidative stress in cardiovascular, renal and intestinal physiology

Michael J. Davies









Prof. Michael Davies obtained his BSc and DPhil degrees at the University of York, UK. After carrying out post-doctoral studies at Brunel University, London, with Profs. Trevor Slater and Robin Willson, he returned to the University of York as a lecturer in 1987. He moved to The Heart Research Institute, Sydney, Australia in 1996, where he was a group leader and subsequently Deputy Director and finally Director. He returned to Europe in late 2014, to take up a position at the Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, after being awarded a Novo Nordisk Laureate Grant.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Free Radical Research, an Editor of Biochemical Journal and an Associate Editor of Photochemistry and Photobiology. He has previously served as Secretary-General and President of the Society for Free Radical Research – International, as President of the Australasian society, and as Vice-President of the International EPR Society. He is currently President-Elect of Society for Free Radical Research – Europe.

He has been awarded a number of awards and prizes including the Silver medal of the International EPR Society, a Lifetime Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Free Radical Research-India, a Distinguished Service Award by the Society for Free Radical Research-Australia, a Distinguished Service Award from the Asia-Pacific EPR Society, and the Archibald Olle Prize of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

His research is focused on mechanisms of protein and extracellular matrix modification by reactive species (e.g. radicals, hypochlorous acid, singlet oxygen, peroxides, glycation), the consequence of these processes in cardiovascular disease, and the prevention of damage by novel compounds. He has published over 325 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book, 8 edited volumes, 26 book chapters and holds 8 patents.

Regina Brigelius-Flohé, PhD

Professor (em) at the University of Potsdam and the
German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116
D-14558 Nuthetal
Email:   flohe@dife.de



Regina Brigelius-Flohé was born in Munich, Germany. 1978 she received her PhD in Biochemistry in Tübingen and Münster, Germany. During a post-doctoral fellowship in Munich and Düsseldorf together with Helmut Sies she investigated the cellular thiol-disulfide status in perfused organs under various conditions of oxidative stress. The detection and analysis of mixed disulfides of proteins and glutathione provided a basis for the regulation of enzyme activities by thiol modification, a now expanding field. From 1984-1991 she was heading a Molecular Biology Lab in the pharmaceutical industry in Aachen. Apart from constructing high expression vectors for the production of a recombinant human plasminogen activator in E. coli she was supervising PhD students with whom she sequenced the gene for GPx4. 1992-2013 she was tenure professor at the University of Potsdam and heading the Department 'Biochemistry of Micronutrients' at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE). Her favourized micronutrients at the DIfE were vitamin E and selenium from both of which the physiological function is not yet sufficiently characterized. Her group was the first to elucidate the metabolism of tocopherols and tocotrienols. Regarding selenium, her major interests are related to redox-regulated processes in inflammation and cancer development influenced by selenium and specific selenoproteins, mainly GPx2 and 4.

She serves on the editorial boards of several journals in the field of nutrition, micronutrients, free radicals, and redox regulation and was President of SFRR-Europe 2005/2006. Currently her list of publication comprises more than 150 papers.

Regina retired in 2013 and apart from enjoying life with her horses she is working as an associated editor for FRBM to keep up-to-date with research news.

Christine Winterbourn

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Christine Winterbourn
 is in the Centre for Free Radical Research, Department of Pathology, University of Otago Christchurch New Zealand. She graduated in chemistry from Auckland University and received her PhD in biochemistry from Massey University, New Zealand. She has had a long term interest in understanding the biological chemistry of free radicals and oxidative stress. Her current interests include the role of thiols in antioxidant defence and redox regulation; the biochemistry and cellular function of peroxiredoxins; reactive oxidant production by neutrophils and the role of myeloperoxidase products in microbial killing and inflammatory disease. Professor Winterbourn has received a number of awards including the Society for Free Radical Research (International) Trevor Slater Award, and is a Fellow of the Society for Redox Biology. She has received the University of Otago Distinguished Research Medal and in 2011 was the first woman recipient of the Rutherford Medal, New Zealand’s highest scientific award.

Enrique Cadenas

Enrique Cadenas, Professor
Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California, 1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121
Tel: 323 442 1418
Fax: 323 224 7473
E-mail: cadenas@usc.edu


Enrique Cadenas, M.D., Ph.D., graduated in Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and obtained his PhD in Biochemistry at the same institution. He did post-doctoral work at the Johnson Research Foundation, University of Pennsylvania and at the Department of Physiological Chemistry, University of Düsseldorf, Germany. He was associate professor of Pathology at the University of Linköping, Sweden. Currently, Enrique Cadenas is the Charles Krown professor of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, CA, USA. His laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms inherent in brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases, with emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease. The research programs attempt to link mitochondrion-centric processes in aging and neurodegeneration to inflammatory responses through redox biology, mainly oxidant-driven cross-talk between metabolism and inflammation.

Daniela Caporossi

Associate Professor of Applied Biology
Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences
University of Rome “Foro Italico”
Piazza Lauro de Bosis, 15, 00135 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 36733212
Email: daniela.caporossi@uniroma4.it
URL: link

Daniela Caporossi graduated from “La Sapienza” University in Rome, followed by post-doc position in Rome and Hamilton (Canada). She got a faculty position from 1984 in Rome, followed by professorship on 20102 at the “Tor Vergata” University, Faculty of Medicine,  and, from 2006, at the  “Foro Italico” University, in Rome, where she established a new research  group working  on exercise biology. She is the Chair of the Unit of Biology and  Genetics of  Human Movement,  Chair of the University Research Committee Board, Chair of the European MS in Health and Physical Activity. She is member of the Society for Free Radical Research - Europe (SFRRE), European college of Sport Science (ECSS), Italian Association of Biology and Genetics (AIBG), Italian Association of Cell Biology and Differentiation (ABCD)  

Her main research interests include: a) the role of free radicals in cell signaling and modulation of gene expression in skeletal muscle; b) the role of redox imbalance in muscle-wasting diseases and in tissue adaptation to exercise; c) genetic polymorphisms and adaptation to exercise. At present, she is the national coordinator of the national MIUR PRIN grant ““Exercise Training in Preventing and Counteracting Muscle Wasting: the Role of Redox Homeostasis”, and international coordinator of the EU-EACEA Tempus grant “Sport Professions – Education, Employment, Development in the Balkan Region”.

Maret G. Traber

Maret G. Traber, PhD.
Ava Helen Pauling Professor
Linus Pauling Institute
College of Public Health & Human Sciences
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330
Tel: 541 737 7977
Email: maret.traber@oregonstate.edu


Maret G. Traber received undergraduate (BS) and graduate (PhD) degrees in Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, CA. Currently, she is the Ava Helen Pauling Professor in the Linus Pauling Institute and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

Maret Traber’s research focuses on vitamin E in human health. She has pioneered methodologies for evaluating vitamin E status in humans using stable isotopes and identified key mechanisms for the regulation of vitamin E bioavailability in humans. Her top cited review articles include those concerning vitamin E metabolism and its antioxidant function. Her laboratory has identified that complete vitamin E depletion in embryonic zebrafish caused by the knock-down of the alpha-tocopherol transfer protein prevents normal brain formation and causes death by 15-24 h. Moreover, severe vitamin E deficiency results in depletion of specific phospholipids containing docosahexaenoic acid and a derangement in lysophospholipids, suggesting dysregulation of membrane repair. Further, these embryos undergo a lethal dysregulation of energy metabolism (e.g. anti-Warburg effect), switching from high to low oxygen consumption with a concomitant depletion of glutathione. This embryonic model shows how vitamin E prevents lipid peroxidation and prevents cell lethality.

She has published over 275 peer-reviewed articles and invited papers/book chapters. Her H-index is 77; according to Google Scholar her work has received more than 21,000 citations. In 2013, she received The Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutrition Sciences Award, presented by American Society for Nutrition, and the DSM Nutritional Science Award on Fundamental Research in Human Nutrition.

Helmut Sies

Research Professor 
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf
Institut fuer Biochemie und Molekularbiologie I
Universitaetsstr. 1, Geb. 22.03
D-40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
Email: sies@uni-duesseldorf.de

Helmut Sies, M.D., Ph.D. (hon), studied Medicine at the Universities of Tübingen, Paris and Munich.  He was Full Professor and Chairman at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany, where he is now a Research Professor.  Member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina).  He was President of the Society for Free Radical Research International (SFRRI) and of the Oxygen Club of California (OCC).

Research interests include: Oxidative Stress, Hydrogen Peroxide Metabolism, Glutathione, Ebselen, Selenoprotein P, Nutritional Biochemistry.

Malcolm J. Jackson PhD DSc FRCPath

Department of Musculoskeletal Biology II
Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease
University of Liverpool
The William Duncan Building,
6 West Derby St.
Liverpool L7 8TX
Tel: 01517949081
Email: m.j.jackson@liverpool.ac.uk

Malcolm Jackson has a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Physiology from University College, London, was awarded a DSc in 1994 and FRCPath in 1997. He is now Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Impact in the Faculty of health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool and Director of the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA), which is a joint research centre between the Universities of Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield. He was previously Head of the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease at the University of Liverpool. Malcolm’s primary research interests are in the roles of reactive oxygen species in cell signaling and degeneration, particularly relating to ageing and skeletal muscle. His research is funded by the MRC, BBSRC, the US National Institute on Ageing and the Wellcome Trust. He has recently been awarded the Ernest F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship Award by the American Physiological Society (2014), the British Society for Research on Ageing: Lord Cohen Medal for services to Gerontology (2014) and the SFRR International Lifetime Achievement and Service Award (2016).

Dr Aphrodite Vasilaki

University of Liverpool,
Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease,
6 West Derby Street, L7 8TX,
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Email: vasilaki@liverpool.ac.uk


Dr Aphrodite Vasilaki is a lecturer and previously an independently-funded Research into Ageing Fellow. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology from Liverpool John Moores University in 1999 and completed her PhD in the Department of Medicine and School of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool in 2003. She has considerable experience of cellular and the sub-cellular analyses of ROS, particularly in muscle and neuronal cells. Aphrodite have particular expertise in both in vitro studies to determine the generation of specific ROS at defined sub-cellular sites in muscle cells and motor neurons during the normal process of myogenesis, including the use of nerve-muscle co-cultures and in vivo studies using genetically modified mice to determine the effects of modification of ROS generation in neurons or muscle on skeletal muscle regeneration and innervation. She has developed expertise in the quantification and assessment of axon-neuromuscular junction (NMJ) structure in ageing muscle. In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious Catherine Pasquier Award by the European Society for Free Radical Research, awarded annually to an outstanding young investigator. Aphrodite is currently the Treasurer of the Society for Free Radical Research-Europe.

Prof. Dr. Tilman Grune

Scientific Director
German Institute of Human Nutrition
Potsdam-Rehbruecke
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114 - 116
D-14558 Nuthetal
Tel: ++49 (0) 33200/88-2216

Tilman Grune, born 1962, studied 'Medical Bio­chemistry' in Moscow. After research positions at the Humboldt University Berlin, he was Professor and Head of the Free Radical Laboratory, Re­search Institute of Environmental Health, Duessel­dorf; Head of the Department of Biofunctionality and Safety of Food in the Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition, University of Hohenheim/ Stuttgart; and Head of the Department of Nutritional Toxicology in the Institute of Nutrition, Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Since 2014, he is Scientific Director of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke and Full Professor at the University of Potsdam.

His research interests are oxidative damage and modification of macromolecules in (aging) cells and the effects of nutritional components on these processes, in particular

(1) The investigation of functional consequences of the formed age-related protein aggregates. The aim is to find out how cells cope with oxidatively damaged and modified proteins or lipids, and how nutrition can positively influence the systems involved in repair and detoxification.

(2) Investigation of the biochemical processes and biological implications of protein nitration which accompany a number of pathological as well as aging processes.

(3) Study of non-enzymatic protein modification.

Barry Halliwell

PA to Prof. Barry Halliwell,
Senior Advisor to the President
National University of Singapore
Centre for Life Sciences, #04-19, 28 Medical Drive, Singapore 117456
Tel: 65-6516 6663
Email: uprpac@nus.edu.sg 
Web: link 

Professor Barry Halliwell is the Senior Advisor to the President at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Chairman, Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Professor Halliwell graduated from the University of Oxford with BA (1st class) and D.Phil degrees. He holds a D.Sc degree from the University of London. He was a faculty member with the University of London, King's College from 1974 to 2000 and held a prestigious Lister Institute Research fellowship. From 1995 to 1999, he was a Visiting Research Professor of Internal Medicine and Biochemistry with the University of California, School of Medicine, Divisions of Cardiology and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. Professor Halliwell was a Visiting Professor of Biochemistry to NUS from 1998 to 2000. He was Head of the University's Department of Biochemistry from 2000 to 2007 and was Deputy Director, Office of Life Sciences from 2001 to 2003. From 2003 to September 2008, he was Executive Director of the NUS Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering. From Mar 2006 to May 2015, he was the Deputy President (Research and Technology) at NUS.

An internationally-acclaimed biochemist, Professor Halliwell is known especially for his seminal work on the role of free radicals and antioxidants in biological systems. The Thomson Reuters lists Professor Halliwell as one of the world’s most highly-cited researchers in Biology and Biochemistry and his Hirsch Index is 149 (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-8318-2009).

His book Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine published by Oxford University Press, and now in its fifth edition, is regarded worldwide as an authoritative text in the field. He was awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine in the USA for overall sustained excellence in the field.

His research focuses on the role of free radicals and antioxidants in human disease, particularly Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders. His interest in identifying the most important antioxidants in the human diet and in developing novel antioxidants has critical bearing on treating human diseases and understanding how diet might cause or prevent them.

Professor Halliwell is a member of several editorial boards including FEBS Letters, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications and Antioxidants and Redox Signaling. He has been a lead speaker at Gordon Conferences and other prestigious events worldwide and is a member of several expert advisory panels to leading universities, companies and government agencies.

SFFR-E Organizing Committee Scientific Program Committee International Scientific Advisory Board

João Laranjinha (Chair) – SFRRE and SPB/PT

Anthony Newman – FRBM/RB

Aphrodite Vasilaki – SFRRE/UK

Catarina Oliveira – SPB/PT

Daniela Caporossi – SFRRE/Italy

Fernando Antunes – SPB/PT

Graça Soveral – SPB/PT

Josiane Cillard – SFRRE/France

Juan Sastre – SFRRE/Spain

Leonor Almeida – SPB/PT

Manuela Pereira – SPB

Christine Winterbourn – SFRR Australasia /New Zealand

Enrique Cadenas (Chair) – SFRR-E/SfRBM/USA

Frederick Domann – SfRBM/USA

Giovanni Mann – SFRR-E/UK

Giuseppe Poli – SFRR-E/Italy

Josiane Cillard – SFRR-E/France

Michael Davies – SFRR-E/Denmark

Shinya Toyokuni – SFRRI/Japan

Alexandre Quintanilha – SPB/PT

Barry Halliwell – SFRR Asia/Singapore

Cesar G. Fraga – OCC/Argentina

Catarina Oliveira – SPB/PT

Chandan K. Sen – OCC/USA

Elias Arnér – SFRR-E/Sweden

Francisco Laurindo – SfRBM/Brazil

Frank Kelly – SFRRI/UK

Helene Griffiths – SFRR-E/UK

Helmut Sies – OCC/Germany

Henry Forman – SfRBM/USA

Jean Cadet – SFRR-E/France

Jiri Neuzil (SFRR Australasia)

Jose Vina – SFRRI/Spain

José Moura – SPB/PT

Kelvin Davies – SfRBM/USA

Leonor Almeida – SPB/PT

Lester Packer – OCC/USA

Lin Mantell – SFRRI/USA

Malcolm Jackson – SFRR-E/UK

Maret Traber – OCC/USA

Neil Hogg – SfRBM/USA

Nesrin Kartel-Ozer – SFRR-E/Turkey

Ohara Augusto – SfRBM/Brazil

Paul Witting – SFRR Australasia/Australia

Rafael Radi – SfRBM/Uruguay

Regina Brigelius-Flohé – SFRR-E/Germany

Santiago Lamas – SFRR-E/Spain

Tilman Grune – SFRR-E/Germany

Victor Darley-Usmar – SfFRBM/USA

Yan Liu – SFRR Asia/China

Yuji Naito – SFRR Asia/Japan