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Juan Antonio Añel 

Universidade de Vigo and University of Oxford
Spain and United Kingdom
Expertise: Physics of climate and atmospheric sciences

Vipul Bansal
Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility, NanoBiotechnology Research Laboratory, and RMIT University
ExpertiseNanobiotechnology and materials chemistry for biosensing, drug-delivery, theranostic, imaging and catalysis

Baruch Barzel
Bar-Ilan University
Expertise: Understanding, predicting, and influencing the dynamic behavior of complex networked systems

Amanda Schurle Bruce

University of Missouri-Kansas City
United States
Expertise: Clinical psychology, pediatrics, neuroimaging, decision neuroscience, obesity, motivation

Vladimir Brusic

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston University
United States
Expertise: Bioinformatics, health informatics, immunology, vaccines, computer modeling, machine learning, data mining, data analytics

Emmanuel A. Burdmann
University of São Paulo Medical School
Expertise: Epidemiology, mechanisms, diagnostic and treatment of acute kidney injury



Patrick Callaerts

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Expertise: Developmental (neuro)genetics, behavioral genetics, Drosophila, evo-devo

Mark Cookson

National Institutes of Health
United States
Expertise: Molecular biology of proteins related to inherited Parkinsons' disease

Nils Cordes
Dresden University of Technology and OncoRay - National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology
Expertise: Radiation biology, cell-extracellular matrix interactions, integrins, growth factor receptors, signaling, invasion, chromatin

Emanuele Dalla Torre

Bar-Ilan University
Expertise: Theoretical Physics: Many-body quantum dynamics

Gemma Elizabeth Derrick

Brunel University
United Kingdom
Expertise: Research evaluation, research and innovation policy, bibliometrics/scientometrics, evidence-based policymaking, societal and scientific impact, societal returns from research, evaluation frameworks, public health and medical research, research dynamics and science communication

Oliver Eickelberg

Comprehensive Pneumology Center and Institute of Lung Biology and Disease at Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Center for Lung Research, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Expertise: Respiratory medicine, signal transduction, extracellular matrix dynamics

Hany A. El-Shemy

Cairo University
Expertise: In the fields of plant biotechnology and medicinal plants (molecular biology)

Michael Ernst-Heinrich Fassbender
Los Alamos National Laboratory
United States
Expertise: Radiochemistry, radioanalytical chemistry, radionuclide production and separation science, inorganic chemistry



Ferenc Gallyas Jr.
University of Pécs Medical School
Expertise: Mechanisms of cell death, mitochondrial events, intracellular signalling, PARP, HSP

Stephen D. Ginsberg
Nathan Kline Institute and New York University
United States
Expertise: Degenerative mechanisms within vulnerable neurons in human brains and models

Lise Lotte Gluud
Hvidovre Hospital

Quanquan Gu

University of California, Los Angeles
United States
Expertise: Machine learning, data mining, computational biology

Kenji Hashimoto

Chiba University
Expertise: Neuroscience, mental health, schizophrenia, mood disorder, substance abuse, biomarker, brain-derived neurotrophioc factor, oxidative stress, D-Amino acids

Joshua L. Heazlewood
The University of Melbourne
Expertise: Plant biology, plant cell walls, mitochondria, transporters, biochemistry, molecular biology, proteomics, bioinformatics

Berthold Heinze
Austrian Federal Research Centre for Forests BFW
Expertise: Tree molecular genetics, plant genomics, chloroplast DNA, genetic conservation

Jörg D. Hoheisel

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
Expertise: Functional genomics, proteomics, biotechnology, immunoassays, synthetic biology

Christopher James Johnson

USGS National Wildlife Health Center
United States
Expertise: Animal research and welfare, prion diseases, environmental persistence of pathogens

Andrew H. Kemp

Swansea University 
United Kingdom
Expertise: Biological psychology, neuropsychiatry, affective neuroscience, public health, epidemiology



Alfred S. Lewin
University of Florida
United States
Expertise: Gene therapy of inherited and age-related retinal degeneration

Pirjo Mäkelä

University of Helsinki
Expertise: agronomy, crop management, crop physiology, cropping systems, drought, osmoprotectants, yield formation

Mercedes Susan Mandell

University of Colorado
United States
Expertise: Clinical studies in liver transplantation

David McCormick
IIT Research Institute
United States
Expertise: Cancer prevention, toxicology, preclinical drug discovery and development, non-ionizing radiation

Adina Merenlender

University of California, Berkeley
United States
Expertise: Conservation biologist, landscape field studies, spatially explicit modeling, environmental stewardship

Claudia Mettke-Hoffmann
Liverpool John Moores University
United Kingdom
Expertise: Cognitive ecology animal personality research birds

Partha Mukhopadhyay

National Institutes of Health
United States
Expertise: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, nephrology, Cardiovascular system, Oncology, Molecular Biology, miRNA



Olivier Neyrolles
Institute of Pharmacology & Structural Biology, CNRS at University of Toulouse
Expertise: Tuberculosis and host-pathogen interactions

Joseph P.R.O. Orgel
Illinois Institute of Technology
United States
Expertise: Extracellular matrix, collagen structure, fibrous proteins, X-ray diffraction, brain imaging

Alexander Panfilov

Universiteit Gent
Expertise: Computational biology, musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular anatomy, biomechanics, biophysics, computer modeling, medical physics, cardiology, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia

Wayne A. Phillips
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Expertise: Cancer biology, PI3K pathway, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, preclinical models

Cheryl S. Rosenfeld
University of Missouri Columbia
United States
ExpertiseEpigenetics, animal models, DOHaD, and behavior

Luis Schang
University of Alberta
Expertise: Chemical virology to study viral entry, gene expression and chromatin dynamics

Christian Schönbach
RIKEN Yokohama Institute
Expertise: Genomics, transcriptomes, biological data management, molecular genetics, mouse, subcellular organelles, gene expression, immunology, major histocompatibility complex

Guy J-P. Schumann
University of Bristol and Remote Sensing Solutions Inc.
United Kingdom and United States
Expertise: Remote sensing, microwave, radar, flood hydrology, hydrodynamics, digital elevation model

Neil R. Smalheiser
University of Illinois-Chicago
United States
ExpertiseNeuroscience, psychiatry, genomics, small RNAs, informatics, text mining, scientific discovery



Christian Taube

Leiden University
Expertise: Pulmonary medicine, asthma, COPD, airway inflammation, obstructive lung disease

Praveen Thumbikat
Northwestern University
United States
Expertise: Inflammation, immunity, pain and host-pathogen mechanisms in urologic diseases

Rochelle Tractenberg
Georgetown University
United States
Expertise: Research methodology, measurement/outcomes, for higher education and biomedical sciences

Sten H. Vermund
Vanderbilt University
United States
Expertise: Infectious disease epidemiology, especially HIV, HPV, STI, parasites, child health

Peter Wittek
University of Toronto
Expertise: Quantum-enhanced machine learning, artificial intelligence in quantum computing

Gayle E. Woloschak

Northwestern University
United States
Expertise: Nanotechnology interfaces with biology, radiation biology, molecular biology, imaging

Shin Yamazaki
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
United States
Expertise: Chronobiology and circadian rhythms