Dr. Farid Menaa
Director, Consultant and PI, Radiation Oncologist, Geneticist, Biochemist and (Nano)-Biotechnologist, Fluorotronics, Inc.
Dr. Farid Menaa is an inter- and multi-disciplinary professional. Professor, Director, Entrepreneur and Consultant, he was awarded with a National Master in Genetics in 1999 and PhD in Medicine (Geriatry/Gerontology, Biochemistry and Biophysics) in 2003, both with highest distinctions from prestigious French universities. Dr. Menaa followed a post-doctoral in Oncology as a NIH-fellow (San Diego, California, USA; 2004–2007), during which he discovered a novel radiation-induced DNA Damage Signaling Pathway. Subsequently, Dr. Menaa pursed his career in Dermatology and Stem Cells as a DFG-Fellow (Wuerzburg, Germany; 2007–2009), during which he pointed out the clinical relevance of skin cancer stem cells for prognosis, diagnosis and therapy. Dr. Menaa was promoted as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President R&D at Fluorotronics, Inc. (CA, USA; 2009–1010), during which he actively participated in the development of Carbon-Fluorine Spectroscopy (CFS, aka Spectro-Fluor™) for bio-medical and pharmaceutical applications. Further, Dr. Menaa was appointed Principal Investigator in Hematology and Genomics as a FAPESP-Fellow (São Paulo, Brazil; 2010–2012) during which he discovered new genetic variants of stroke in sickle cell anemia patients. Dr. Menaa followed various formations (Medecine, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Bioinformatics, Executive MBA in Entrepreneurship...). His main current focuses are related to personalized, translational and integrative medicine. Dr. Menaa has a strong experience with teaching, consulting, research, collaborations in several countries. Dr. Menaa is a member of several prestigious organizations (medical and scientific societies), editor and reviewer of a number of esteemed journals worldwide. Dr. Menaa authored and co-authored more than 100 publications, including in biophysics (including research and review articles, books and book chapters, proceedings, patents). Dr. Menaa is often invited as a speaker and chairman to reputed world congresses and institutions, and is offering speeches in various areas of medicine, sciences and technology.
Dr. Farid Menaa research interest is Multi-Modality Imaging and Theranostics, Cancer Imaging, Emerging Imaging Technologies, Non-Destructive, Non-Invasive, Minimally Toxic Imaging Technologies, Label-Free Imaging Modalities, Carbon-Fluorine imaging, Spectroscopy-Coupled Imaging Techniques, MRI, PET, CT, and Fluorescent-Based Technologies and Non-Fluorescent and Non-Radioactive Imaging