Keynotes and plenary speakers


Matthew He

Prof. Matthew He is Assistant Dean of the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography of Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He is an editor of International Journal of Biological Systems, International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence, and International Journal of Integrative Biology. He is the book editor of Advances in Bioinformatics and its Applications of World Scientific Publishing. He is a series editor of Biomedical and Life Sciences of Henry Stewart Talk on “Using Bioinformatics in Exploration in Genetic Diversity.” He serves as a member of International Advisory Board of “International Symmetry Association (ISA).

Reiko Kuroda

Prof. Reiko Kuroda is a professor in Chemistry, Spectroscopy, X-ray Crystallography, Molecular Biology and Developmental Biology.

She works in the Institute for Science and Technology Research, Chubu University. She is Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Haresh Lalvani

Prof. Haresh Lalvani is a sculptor, inventor, architect, designer, morphologist and visual mathematician. He works at the Pratt Institute, New York.

He is also affiliated with The Structural Morphology Group, the International Association of Shell and Space Structures, the Japan Institute of Hyperspace Science.

He was awarded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Institute for Architectural Education, and worked as an artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and as the Co-Director of the Center for Experimental Structures at the School of Architecture, Pratt Institute. He is Honorary Member of the International Symmetry Association.

Sergey Petukhov

Prof. Sergey Petukhov works in biophysics and bioinformatics.

He is awarded with Soviet Union State prize (1986). He is head of the Laboratory of Biomechanical Systems of the Mechanical Engineering Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a leading researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Musical Creativity of the Moscow State Conservatory. He is Chair of the Advisory Committee of the International Symmetry Association.

Konstantin Zenkin

Prof. Konstantin Zenkin is a Russian pianist and theoretic of music.

He is a Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory’s vice rector for academic studies and an author of a number of books and articles about European music of the 19th -20th centuries, philosophy of music and piano performance art.

Victor Borovkov

Victor Borovkov works as a professor of chemistry at South-Central University for Nationalities (China) and a senior research scientist at Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia).

He is a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals, an author of more than 125 publications including research papers, reviews, and books, 10 patents, and serving as an external peer-reviewer of various international journals and scientific foundations.

His current research interests include chemistry of porphyrins and related macrocycles, supramolecular chemistry, nanotechnology, chirality science, functional chiral materials, and asymmetric catalysis.

Riina Aav

Prof. Riina Aav works at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.

Her scientific interests focus on design of macrocyclic container molecules such as hemicucurbiturils, studies of their formation, structure, chiroptical and supramolecular properties, and their applications.

She have worked in the group of Prof. A. Alexakis at the University of Geneva and as a Fulbright visiting scientist with Prof. S. E. Denmark at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is teaching organic and analytical chemistry as well as spectroscopy courses.