About the Author
Seyed Mohammad Nabavi is a biotechnologist and senior researcher of Applied Biotechnology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Science and a member of Iran's National Elites Foundation. His research focuses on the health-promotion effects of natural products. He is author/co-author of 150 publications in international journals, 51 communications at national and international congress, and six chapters in book series. He is referee of several international journals. Mina Saeedi received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 2011 from Alzahra University under the direction of Professor Majid M. Heravi. The main focus of her Ph.D. research was synthesis of novel heterocyclic compounds. During a sabbatical leave, she joined Professor Lars Engman at Uppsala University, Sweden and worked on the synthesis of chalcogenide antioxidants. Then, she joined the group of Professor Abbas Shafiee at Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) as a postdoctoral fellow. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at TUMS, Persian Medicine and Pharmacy Research Center. Her research has focused on the isolation and identification of organic compounds obtained from natural sources as well as design and synthesis of potentially bioactive compounds, especially those possessing anti-Alzheimer's activity. Seyed Fazel Nabavi is a biotechnologist and Senior Scientist of Applied Biotechnology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Science and a member of Iran's National Elites Foundation. His research focused on the health-promotion effects of natural products. He is author/co-author of 170 publications in international journals, 45 communications at national and international congress and 4 chapters in book series. He is a referee of several international journals. He is also in the top 1% top scientists in the world in the fields of Agricultural Sciences and Pharmacology & Toxicology according to Essential Science Indicator from Thompson Reuters ISI. Ana Sanches-Silva is a researcher at the National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinary Research (INIAV, IP). She obtained a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and received her European Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, with honors. In addition, she was awarded with the prize for best doctorate student. After two years post-doc at this university through competitive programs, she joined the department of Food and Nutrition of the INSA through the post-doc grant funded by FCT and later through the prestigious national program of human resources Science 2007. Ana Sanches-Silva has a remarkable track record (over 100 scientific contributions in peer-reviewed journals or book chapters). She has more than 250 communications in national and international conferences. Her research interests are focused on the evaluation of safety and composition of food and food packaging. Moreover, her special interest is the study of food bioactive compounds and dietary supplements, and development of analytical methodologies for the analysis of bioactive compounds in food.