Professor for Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, with a main interest in regulatory (eco)toxicology and risk assessment of complex exposure situations.
Dr. Susanne Brander studies the responses of aquatic organisms to environmental stressors across biological scales, with a focus on discerning mechanisms of toxicity and linking results of laboratory experiments and field data to population-level responses. Recent work examines the impacts of endocrine disrupting compounds on gene and protein expression, fecundity, and sex ratio. Current projects include an evaluation of multi-generational responses to toxicants in the context of global climate change and a study on the trophic transfer of microplastics. Brander has recently published in Scientific Reports, Environmental Science & Technology, Aquatic Toxicology, and Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry.
Minjun Chen is a principal investigator working at the Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatics of the US FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research and serve as the adjunct faculty and mentor for the bioinformatics program joint by Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Currently, he co-chairs the FDA Liver Toxicity Working Group since 2014 and is the editor of the Springer book titled “Drug-induced Liver Toxicity”. His primary research interests encompass drug-induced liver injury, drug safety, bioinformatics, and personalized medicine. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 scientific publications and book chapters.
Research Toxicologist and Acting Deputy Director of the National Center for Computational Toxicology at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Toxicology at North Carolina State University and the Curriculum in Toxicology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Professor and Associate Dean Research, Dalhousie University
Interests in Agricultural Entomology and Ecotoxicology
Alex completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (1996) at the University of Plymouth (England, UK) before embarking on a masters in Environmental Biology at Swansea University (Wales, 1997). After spending several years working as a marine benthic ecologist and taxonomist he undertook a PhD in Invertebrate Physiology and Ecotoxicology at Napier University Edinburgh (Scotland, 2001-2004). Between 2004 and 2008 he continued to be based in Scotland working as a Lecturer in Marine Biology and Ecotoxicology before moving south to the University of Portsmouth (England) where he is now a Professor of Biology. His expertise lies mainly in invertebrate biology, ecology and ecotoxicology.
He is currently course leader for an MSc entitled Applied Aquatic Biology and unit leader for courses on: Ecotoxicology and Pollution; Science and the Media; Marine Ecophysiology and Marine & Terrestrial Ecology.
Mark Hahn is a Senior Scientist and recent past Chair (2011-2016) of the Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, MA, USA. He also is a Project Leader in the Boston University Superfund Research Program and the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health. Hahn received his PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He conducted postdoctoral research at WHOI before being appointed to the scientific staff in 1992. Dr. Hahn’s research foci include: molecular mechanisms of developmental toxicity following exposure to chemicals found in the marine environment; evolution of transcription factors (e.g. AHR, NRF2, nuclear receptors) involved in the response to chemicals; mechanisms of adaptation and evolved resistance to chemicals in fish following long-term chemical exposure. Dr. Hahn is author or co-author of ~160 papers in peer-reviewed journals and books. Dr. Hahn has trained a graduate and undergraduate students and has taught several courses in the WHOI/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Joint Graduate Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering and he has served as Chair of the Joint Committee on Biological Oceanography of the WHOI/MIT Joint Program and as Education Coordinator for the WHOI Biology Department.
Professor of Toxicology (Chair for Evidence-based Toxicology), Pharmacology, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, and University of Konstanz, Germany; Director of their Centers for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT). Former Head of the European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM), Ispra, Italy.
Research Toxicologist at the National Center for Computational Toxicology at the US Environmental Protection Agency. PhD in Pathology and Toxicology from Duke University. Postdoctoral training in molecular biology from Genentech, Inc. Research Advisor in drug discovery for Eli Lilly & Co. prior to joining the EPA. Research interests in chemical biology and mechanisms of toxicity.
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry at College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Group Leader of Analytical and Molecular Bioscience Research Group and a Chair Professor at Prince Sultan Research Chair for Environment and Wildlife, King Saud University. PhD from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India and received scientific trainings in USA, UK, Denmark and Finland. Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK. Authored more than 200 publications including 2 books and 17 book chapters. Recipient of Microsoft eScience Award. Research interests are clinical biochemistry, nanobiotechnology, molecular conservation, bioinformatics, pharmacology and toxicology.
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology, Department of Biological Science, College of Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea,
Co-positional Professor of Department of Medical Device Management and Research,
Samsung Advanced Institute of Health Science and Technology (SAIHST), Former Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, COM, DGU. Former Senior Researcher of KRIBB. University of Tokyo MS, PhD. 324 peer reviewed publications. Intl Advisory Bord and Chairs, Intl Symposium on Glycosyltransferases GlycoT2008 and GlycoT2012, Chair of Molecular Eng-2013 TX, USA. Editor, Journal of Glycobiology; eCAM, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and others.
Kenneth Leung is Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Toxicology at the Swire Institute of Marine Science and School of Biological Sciences, in the University of Hong Kong. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, principally related to ecology, pollution, ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment in aquatic ecosystems. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Marine Parks Committee and Marine Mammal Conservation Working Group, and as a member of the Advisory Council on the Environment and Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene. Owing to his professional achievements and dedicated community services, he was selected as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong in 2010.