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Constance Ciaudo

Constance Ciaudo has been Assistant Professor of RNAi and Genome Integrity at the Institute of Molecular Health Science at ETH Zurich since April 2013. She obtained her PhD degree in 2006 at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France After four years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Curie Institute in Paris, supervised by Prof. Edith Heard and at the Institute of Plant Biology (IBMP) in Strasbourg, France, supervised by Prof. Olivier Voinnet, she worked from 2010-2013 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Michele Clamp

Graduated from Oxford University in physics and proceeded to a physics PhD at Manchester University. Saw the light and came over to biology through protein structure prediction into genome annotation. Founded the Ensembl database alongside Ewan Birney and Tim Hubbard at the Sanger Institute. Crossed the pond to the Broad Institute where many mammals were sequenced and the human gene count trimmed of its fat. Had a short enjoyable interlude in the commercial sphere at Bioteam and is now residing at Harvard University with fingers in many pies.

Giuseppina Claps

Giuseppina obtained her MSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 2009 at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. After spending two years in the laboratory of Prof. Susanna Dolci (Tor Vergata Faculty of Medicine, Rome), she moved to Milan in the laboratory of Prof. Pier Paolo Di Fiore (IFOM-IEO Institute ).

During this time she worked on the generation of a c-Kit transgenic mouse model and regulation of spermatogenesis, 3D cell cultivation and characterization of stem cells from murine breast and prostate tissue and breast biopsy.

She graduated in 2015 at the SBP Graduate School of Biomedical Science; La Jolla, CA, USA. under the supevision of Prof. Ze'ev Ronai. She extended her training in the Ronai's laboratory until December 2016, During this time she worked on prostate cancer and melanoma using cell lines and murine models. She gained experience in transcription regulation, splicing and mouse pathology.

Currently, under the mentorsip of Prof. Caroline Robert and Dr. Stéphan Vagner, she is working at the Gustave Roussy Institute. Her studies are focused on metabolism and translation regulation in melanoma biology.

Tim M Collins

Full Professor and former Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. Director of FIU DNA Core facility. Past Program Director for NSF Division of Environmental Biology, Systematics and Biodiversity Cluster.

Research interests include: Molecular Systematics, Evolution, Biogeography, and Phylogeography: Rates, patterns, and mechanisms of molecular evolution , including nucleotide sequence evolution and mitochondrial gene order change, and consequences for phylogenetic reconstruction and reconstruction of ancestral states. Integration of molecular data with paleontological and morphological data. Using phylogenies to address biological questions.

Daniele Filippo Condorelli

Degrees M.D.: University of Catania (Italy), 1974-1980. Specialist in Neurology: University of Catania, 1980-1984. Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry and Biology: University of Bari and Catania, 1984-1986.
Professional positions: 2001- today: Full professor of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Catania; 1988-2000: Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Catania;. 2005-2009: Director of the School of Clinical Biochemistry; 2007-2013 coordinator of the PhD School in Translational Biomedicine.
Scientific publications.
1981-2018: 134 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journal and 25 book chapters. Citations (years 1985-2018): 4612; without self-citations: 4367 (Web of Science, ISI); h-index 40
Research training abroad: 1983: Research associate at the MRC Developmental Neurobiology Unit. London (Dir.: Prof. R. Balazs); 1989-1990: Research associate at the Neurobiochemistry Group of the Mental Retardation Center, UCLA, Los Angeles (Dir.: Prof J. De Vellis)
Research interests: Neurotransmitter and neurotrophin receptors in glial cells; structure and expression of the glial fibrillary acidic gene; molecular biology of neuronal connexins; Experimental therapy of glioma tumors; Cancer genomics; Transcriptomics.
Council of International Scientific Societies:
2000-2004: elected member of the Council of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience. 2007-2011: elected member of the Council of the International Society for Neurochemistry.

Thomas P. Conrads

Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Obstetrics & Gynecology and Chief Scientific Officer of the Department of Defense-Funded Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence and the Women's Health Integrated Research Center at Inova Health System.

Graham Coop

I was a post-doc in the group of Jonathan Pritchard in the Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, while there I also work closely with Molly Przeworski. Before that I was a PhD student with Bob Griffiths in the mathematical genetics group in Statistics Department at Oxford. I’m now an associate professor in the Department of Evolution and Ecology at UC Davis.

Christopher Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, since 2015. Previously Junior Research Fellow, College Lecturer In Biochemistry and various postdocs at the University of Oxford (2013-15). Working on DNA replication, genome integrity and transcription factors in human cancers (and also in prokaryotes). Additional interests in phylogenomics and novel protein expression systems.

Joseph M Craine

Craine received his BS from The Ohio State University and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and a book with Princeton University Press, The Resource Strategies of Wild Plants. He has worked on a variety of topics from plant traits to soil organic matter dynamics to bison performance to nutrient limitation of plant growth. Since 2014 he has helped lead a private company Jonah Ventures.

Keith A Crandall

Keith A. Crandall, PhD is the Founding Director of the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University. Professor Crandall studies the computational biology, population genetics, and bioinformatics, developing and testing of methods for DNA sequence analysis. He applies such methods to the study of the evolution of both infectious diseases (especially microbiome diversity) and crustaceans (especially decapod crustaceans). Professor Crandall has published over 300 peer reviewed publications, as well as three books. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to Oxford University and an Allen Wilson Centre Sabbatical Fellow at the University of Auckland. Professor Crandall has received a number of awards for research and teaching, including the American Naturalist Society Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER Award, a PhRMA Foundation Faculty Development Award in Bioinformatics, Honors Professor of the Year award at Brigham Young University, ISI Highly Cited Researcher, and the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award. He is also an elected Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Professor Crandall earned his BA degree from Kalamazoo College in Biology and Mathematics, an MA degree from Washington University in Statistics, and a PhD from Washington University School of Medicine in Biology and Biomedical Sciences. He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Puyo, Ecuador.

William A Cresko

Professor of Biology and Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Oregon. Research focuses on the genetics and genomics of evolutionary change. Elected Fellow, AAAS.

Wei Cui

More than 12 years experience in mammalian oocytes and pre-implantation embryo development. Created live transgenic cloned goats by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Generated several knockout rat and mouse lines by ZFN, TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9.

Currently, I'm a faculty and PI in the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. I am also the Director of Animal Models Core in the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), Massachusetts, USA.

Academic Editor in PeerJ;
Associate Editor for Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine;
Associate Editor for Reproduction and Fertility;
Associate Editor for Animal Reproduction-Theriogenology, Frontiers in Veterinary Science;
Academic Editor in PLOS ONE.

Served as Peer Reviewer for more than 38 journals and 140 times in the past 6 years.

Keywords: Preimplantation Embryo, Oocyte maturation, CRISPR/Cas9, Knockout, Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT), Oocyte spontaneous activation, Cell cycle, Oocyte aging, Animal models, Epigenetics, Toxicology, Cell culture, Fertilization, Micromanipulation, RNAi, Knockdown, Animal reproduction, Genome editing, Blastocyst, Cell lineage