Speaker: Professor Ülo Langel - Dept. Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, Sweden and Institute of Technology, Tartu University, Estonia
Moderator: Professor Mirian Hayashi - associate professor - Departamento de Farmacologia, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM/Unifesp)
Prof. Langel graduated from Tartu University, Tartu, Estonia, as bioorganic chemist in 1974; he has received his PhD degree twice: in 1980 from Tartu University, Tartu, Estonia (bioorganic chemistry), and in 1993 from Tartu University/Stockholm University (biochemistry/neurochemistry). His professional experience includes a career at Tartu University, Tartu, Estonia (from junior research fellow to Associate Professor, Visiting Professor, and Professor 1974-now); The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA (Associate Professor, and Adjunct Professor 2000-now); and Stockholm University (from research fellow to Associate Professor, Professor and Chairman, 1987-now). He is a Honorary Professor at Ljubljana University, Slovenia. He was a Chairman of the Board of small companies Pepfex (Stockholm) and Cepep (Estonia) and member of the Board of Orexo (Sweden). In 2013 he was elected a member of Academia Europaea and in 2015, a foreign member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Langel has been selected as a Fellow Member of International Neuropeptide Society (1995), and is a member of International Society for Neurochemistry, European Peptide Society, Swedish Biochemical Society and Estonian Biochemical Society. He has been awarded a White Star Order, 4 th class, by Estonian Republic. He has been invited lecturer at numerous international conferences, and is a coauthor of more than 450 cientific articles and 20 approved or pending patents. His research interest is in neurochemistry where his research is aimed to study peptides, particularly neuropeptide receptors, and in drug delivery by cell-penetrating peptides.