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Silvia N. J. Moreno

Professor of Cellular Biology and member of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases of the University of Georgia. Former recipient of a Burroughs Welcome New Investigator Award. Undergraduate Coordinator of the Department of Cellular Biology.

Barbara Nowak

Barbara is Professor at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), where she leads Aquatic Animal Health research group. Barbara has her PhD from Sydney University and has been working at UTAS since 1991. Her research interests focus on various aspects of fish health, such as fish parasitology, fish immunology and fish pathology. Barbara has published over 200 papers and supervised more than 30 PhD students. She has received awards for her research and supervision of PhD students.

Audrey R Odom John

Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO.
Department of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases). Department of Microbiology.

The primary research goals of our lab are to understand the biological functions of specific metabolic pathways in the malaria parasite--that is, to understand what the parasite needs to make, and why it needs to make it.

Marylène Poirié

Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Genetics, Nice Sophia Antipolis University (France). Co-Head of the Sophia Agrobiotech Institute (INRA-CNRS-University of Nice Sophia Antipolis). Recipient of the Integrative Biology prize of the French Academy of Sciences (Balachovski prize). Member of the excutive committee of the Signalife Labex. Past member of the excutive committee of the European Doctoral School "Insect Science and Biotechnology".

Sylvie Ricard-Blum

Professor of Biochemistry at the University Lyon 1, Deputy director of the “Interdisciplinary Sciences and Health” Doctoral School of the University Lyon 1, Coordinator of the Master programme in Biochemistry of the University Lyon 1, President of the French Society for Matrix Biology, Member of the Council of the International Society for Matrix Biology, Vice-chair of the Molecular Interactions group of HUPO-Proteomics Standards Initiative

Marta I Sánchez

I’m a Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Doñana Biological Station (Spanish Council of Scientific Research, CSIC), Seville, Spain. Previously I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center of Functional Ecology and Evolution (CEFE-CNRS) and the Institute for Research and Development (IRD), Montpellier, France. My research focuses on understanding the processes regulating aquatic ecosystem functioning. In particular I’m interested in the complex influence of waterbirds on wetland ecosystems via predation and dispersal of propagules, the role of trophically transmitted parasites (mainly those manipulating host behaviour) and biological invasions.

Joana SC Silva

My group applies evolutionary genetics and genomic sciences to both basic research on species evolution and translational research of infectious diseases. I have been studying infectious disease genomics for close to 15 years. At The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) I was part of the team that launched the field of parasite genomics, with work on several Plasmodium and trypanosomatid species, Theileria parva and Trichomonas vaginalis. At the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, we have ongoing projects on a variety of parasites in the phylum Apicomplexa. These include the causative agents of malaria in humans (genus Plasmodium), tropical theileriosis and East Coast fever in cattle (genus Theileria), human babesiosis (genus Babesia), and human cryptosporidiosis (genus Cryptosporidium).

Ongoing projects include the (i) the study of species biology and the nature of host-parasite interactions, based on the generation and analyses of new reference genomes and (ii) studies of speciation, drug resistance, vaccine efficacy and vaccine design, informed by population genomics data. Our research is funded by NSF, NIH, USDA and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

William J. Sullivan Jr

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Microbiology & Immunology at Indiana University School of Medicine. Editorial board of Eukaryotic Cell. Counselor for Division AA (Free-Living, Symbiotic and Parasitic Protists), American Society for Microbiology.

Piotr Tryjanowski

Professor of Biology and Director of the Institute of Zoology PULS. Previously at Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan.

Research interests: behavioural ecology, climate impact, farmland birds, urban ecology.

Alejandro V Villarino

Research fellow at National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Specialist in cytokine biology and STAT signaling.

Michael Wink

Professor of Biology and Director at the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology of Heidelberg University; Head of Biology Department. Editor of Diversity, Biotechnology Journal and Journal of Ornithology. Member of several editorial boards and scientific societies. Author of over 20 books and over 700 original peer-reviewed publications.