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Benjamin J. Whalley

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Reading. British Neuroscience Association Local Group Representative. British Pharmacological Society (Member). UK Epilepsy Research Network (Interventions & Therapies CWG). Pharmacist (GPhC registered).

Investigating unmet clinical need in epilepsy with a specific focus on cannabinoid pharmacology using preclinical animal models and electrophysiological techniques supported by convention molecular and biochemical approaches.

Claus O. Wilke

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin. Received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Bochum, Germany, in 1999. Postdoc at Caltech, 2000-2005.

Kurt Wüthrich

The Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor of Structural Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, and a Professor of Biophysics at the ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. His specialty is nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy with biological macromolecules. His achievements have been recognized by the Prix Louis Jeantet de Médecine, the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and by a number of other awards and honorary degrees.

Lai-Hua Xie

Associate Professor at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Editor of American Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Dataset Papers in Biology, Frontiers in Physiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, PLOS One, World Journal Of Hypertension, and World Journal of Cardiology.

Bin Xue

Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Molecular Medicine at University of South Florida. Academic Editor of PeerJ. Regional Editor of Protein Peptide Letters. Academic Editor of PLoS ONE. Associate Editor of International Journal of Bioinformatics Research. Associate faculty member of Faculty 1000. Member of Biophysics Society.

Dr. Xue is fascinated by questions related to protein sequence-conformation-function and roles of protein molecules and their interactions in the process of development, evolution, and human diseases. In all these questions, protein conformation and conformational changes play key roles. Many proteins have specific 3-dimensional structures to perform their functions. Meanwhile, more proteins have been found without rigid 3-dimensional structures under physiological conditions. These two types of proteins are usually called structured proteins and intrinsically disordered proteins. Dr. Xue is using various computational tools to study these two types of proteins.

Current projects include: Machine-learning based prediction of protein intrinsic disorder and structural properties; Molecular simulation of proteins; Docking; Protein interaction pathways and networks; Molecular mechanisms of diseases; Theoretical topics on computational molecular biology and biophysics

Barbara Zambelli

Barbara Zambelli graduated cum laude in Biotechnology in 2002 at the University of Bologna. She carried out her pre-doctoral research activity at the Department of Agro-Environmental Science and Technology, under the supervision of Prof. S. Ciurli, studying the biochemical and structural properties of proteins involved in intracellular nickel trafficking. She obtained the Ph.D. degree at the University of Bologna in 2006. As a Ph.D. student, she spent few months working at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Gent (Belgium), under the supervision of Prof. Jozef Van Beeumen. In 2005 she was awarded an EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Short Term Fellowship, to visit the EMBL of Hamburg and to do research - crystallization experiments of metallo-proteins - under the supervision of Dr. Paul Tucker. From 2006 to 2008 she carried out a post-doctoral work within the project “Intracellular nickel trafficking through the interactions with specific nickel-chaperones”. From November 2008, she is Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology of the University of Bologna.
Her research work is focused on the structural and molecular properties of proteins involved in metal homeostasis. In particular, she is interested in the proteins involved in the regulation of nickel metabolism, at the level of transcription and of post-translation.

Massimiliano Zanin

Principal Researcher at the Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute, Madrid, Spain
& Researcher at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

My interest is mainly focus on the application of modelling tools (and especially complex networks theory and data mining) to a wide range of problems, from the air transport to the interactions within cells.

Xiaodong Zhang

Xiaodong Zhang graduated from Peking University in 1988, majoring in Nuclear Physics. She then went to Stony Brook University to pursue her PhD in Physics in the group of Professor Janos Kirz . After her PhD in 1995, she went to Harvard University for her postdoctoral training in X-ray crystallography under the guidance of Professor Don Wiley. She took up a lecturership at Imperial College London in 2001. She was promoted to Professor of Macromolecular Structure and Function in 2008. Her current research focuses on elucidating the structures and molecular mechanisms of macromolecular machines, especially those involved in DNA processing including the transcription apparatus and its regulators, components in DNA damage signaling and repair.

Yaoqi Zhou

Professor Zhou graduated with a BS in Chemical Physics from University of Science and Technology of China in 1984 and a PhD in Chemical Physics from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1990. He switched his research field to computational biology when he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University with Professor Martin Karplus from 1995 to 2000. He was an Assistant Professor and later Associate Professor at Department of Physiology and Biophysics at State University of New York at Buffalo from 2000 to 2006 and became a full Professor when he joined Indiana University School of Informatics at Indianapolis in 2006. He was a director of Bioinformatics program at the School of Informatics since 2007. Starting June 2013, he joined School of Information and Communication Technology and Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University as a Professor of Computational Biology. Dr. Zhou has published more than 170 peer reviewed articles and is known for his widely used bioinformatics tools such as SPARKS for protein structure prediction and DFIRE for protein binding and folding scoring functions.

Li Zuo

Assistant Professor, Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), and Director of Molecular Physiology and Rehabilitation Research Lab at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine.