Marcus Tullius Scotti, PhD, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
Dr Marcus Tullius Scotti graduated from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP) with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1999, and he worked in a Brazilian electronics and telecommunications services company called Gradiente (1999-2003). He did his specialization in industrial administration at the University of São Paulo (2001-2003). He holds a Master's (2005) and PhD (2008) degree in Organic Chemistry from the Chemistry Institute of the University of São Paulo (USP). He did postdoctoral research in cheminformatics at Nova University Lisbon, Portugal (2013). Dr Tullius Scotti is currently an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department of the Federal University of Paraíba, where works since 2009. His research interests are in Cheminformatics applied to natural products databases, virtual Screening, QSAR, and chemotaxonomy.
He has published 308 papers, authored 19 book chapters, and edited two books. He has 3556 citations (Web of Science) and 5202 (Google Scholar), with an H-index=30 (Web of Science) and H-index=39 (Google Scholar), respectively.
Renjith Thomas, PhD, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
Dr Renjith Thomas is currently the Head of the Department of Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry at St Berchmans College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is a theoretical and computational chemist and has contributed much to the scientific literature. Dr Renjith was born in 1980 in Changanassery, India, and studied BSc in Chemistry from St Berchmans College, MSc from Gandhigram University with a Gold Medal, and PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from Bharathidasan University. Recently, he has been interested in the evaluation of the nature of interaction between drug molecules and solvents and the development of a protocol to model the nature of drug-drug weak interactions. The other areas of interest are Chemical Physics, theoretical evaluation of the reaction mechanism, molecular structure, spectroscopy, weak interactions, drug design, and machine learning approaches.
He authored more than 144 research papers in different well-known journals, with a cumulative H-index of 36. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Computational Biophysics and Chemistry, Associate Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry: Theoretical Chemistry Division, Editorial Board Member of BMC Chemistry, and Editorial Board Member of Polytechnique (Elsevier), and a regular reviewer for about 40 journals. He was listed in the World’s top 2% of scientists (2021 to 2023) in Chemical Physics by Stanford University and Elsevier. He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Chemical Society, London, and executive council member of the Kerala Academy of Sciences. He is the recipient of the prestigious Prof Sivaprasad Award for the best college teacher in Kerala-2023.