Yasuyuki Nomura is Professor emeritus of Hokkaido University and also Visiting Professor of Kurume University (Department of Pharmacology in School of Medicine).
He completed his graduation (1965-1970) and obtained Ph.D. (1971) in Pharmacology of Research Division in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Kyoto University. He has served as Associated Professor, Research Associate, Professor, Dean, Professor emeritus, visiting Profesoor, Collaboratorin different departments from different universities (1972-2018).
Yasuyuki Nomura successfully organized 2nd International Conference on Membrane Receptors, Signal Transduction and Drug Action (Sapporo, 1997). He won awards like: The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for young Scientists in 1982. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award (the highest award for recognition of achievement in all the fields of Pharamaceutical Sciences) in 2001. Furthermore, he won the Encouragement Prize of Medium Enterprize Agency in 2014.
His research areas include Pathophysiological and Pharmacological Studies on Molecular and Cellular Mechanism of the Brain Functions.
Jean-Marc Sabatier is a Director of research at the French CNRS, with PhD and HDR degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology. He headed several academic research teams (CNRS, INSERM and University), as well as a combined academic-industry research laboratory devoted to the engineering of therapeutic peptides (ERT62, Marseilles, France). He was also a Director of Research for several French private companies as well as a Canadian public company. He acts as a Consultant for top pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. Dr. Sabatier works in the field of animal toxins. He so far contributed to several books in toxinology and virology, and more than 160 scientific articles, 180 communications, and 53 patents in both biology and chemistry. He is a member of 38 Editorial Boards of scientific journals, such as ‘Peptides’, ‘Molecules’ and the ‘Journal of Biological chemistry’.
He also reviewed articles submitted for publication in 74 international journals and acts as an expert for numerous institutions (ANR, CEA, CNRS, MRC, ISF, BARD, AIRD, IPT, Pasteur Institutes, Ville de Paris, Region Languedoc-Roussillon, Fondation Arthritis, etc.). He won the ‘Citizen of the Year Award’ from the Nouvel Economiste (1994) for his work on antivirals. He is a member of a dozen scientific societies, such as the ‘American Peptide Society’ (charter member), ‘European Peptide Society’, ‘American Society for Microbiology’, ‘Biochemical Society’ and ‘New-York Academy of Sciences’.
Jean-Marc Sabatier expertise in:
- Drug design and synthesis (peptides and related compounds)
- Optimization of peptide structure/conformation (to improve bioactivity, selectivity, solubility, and/or stability)
- Peptide and protein engineering
- Development of peptide-based in vitro assays (diagnostic tests, etc.)
- Evaluation of research projects