Dr. Anake Kijjoa
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Porto, Portugal
Anake Kijjoa is a Professor of Chemistry and Head of Chemistry Department of the Biomedical Sciences Institute of Abel Salazar (ICBAS), University of Porto, Portugal. He received his BSc (Pharmacy) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1974. He moved to Brazil in 1976 with the scholarship from the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Itamaraty) to pursue his PhD with Professor Otto R. Gottlieb in Natural Products Chemistry at the University of São Paulo. After gaining his PhD in 1980, he moved to Portugal and took a position of Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto. In 1984, he moved to the Biomedical Sciences Institute of Abel Salazar (ICBAS) of the same University, and in 1985 he spent three months working on Plant Cell Culture with Professor Hans Becker at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Heidelberg, Germany. In 1988, he received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Portugal to work with Professor Werner Herz at the Department of Chemistry, The Florida State University at Tallahassee, Florida, USA. In 1990, he was appointed Associate Professor at the Biomedical Sciences Institute of Abel Salazar (ICBAS), University of Porto and in 1994 he was appointed Professor of Chemistry at the same Institute. He was a member of the Marine Board - European Science Foundation (ESF) working group, and a coordinator of the ALFA (America Latina para Formacion Científica) project and the Spanish-Portuguese Network of Program X of CYTED (Fine Chemicals on pharmaceutical proposes). He is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Bangsaen Institute of Marine Science (BIMS) of Burapha University, Thailand. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Chemistry of Burapha University and the Department of Chemistry of Kasetsart University (Thailand). He received the “Thai Professional Award”, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Science and Technology Development of Thailand, from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Office of Higher Education, NSTDA and TRF, in 2008. He was bestowed the Honorary Doctorates in Chemistry by Burapha University (Thailand) in 2008 and by Kasetsart University (Bangkok, Thailand) in 2009. He currently serves as a member of editorial board of Marine Drugs and a member of the editorial advisory board of Journal of Natural pharmaceuticals. He has supervised several Master’s and PhD’s theses in Chemistry of Bioactive Natural Products from plants, marine sponges, terrestrial and marine fungi. He is an author of more than one hundred research papers in the international peer reviewed journals, and several chapters of internationally circulated books.
Marine Chemistry, Chemistry of Bioactive Natural Products, Marine sponges, Terrestrial and marine fungi