Associate Prof. of Bioengineering, University of Pisa, Head of In-Vitro Models Group and NanoBioscopy Lab at the National Council of Research Institute of Clinical Physiology (CNR-IFC). Also involved in capacity building in the field of Biomedical Engineering, in association with UNECA and FABLAB Pisa .Author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and of several patents on microfabrication and on bioreactors, co-founder of 2 high-tech companies.
Burcu Bakir-Gungor received her B.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering from Sabanci University; her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Georgia Institute of Technology; and her PhD degree from Georgia Institute of Technology/Sabanci University. She worked at the Bioinformatics Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, from 2007-2009. From 2009 to 2011, she worked at the Department of Computer Engineering, Bahcesehir University. Then, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics and Bioinformatics, at the same university. From 2012 to 2013, she was part of the Advanced Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Center, UEKAE, BILGEM, TUBITAK. Now, she works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at Abdullah Gul University. She is the recipient of “Best Paper” award at the 4th EvoBIO Conference; and a member of the advisory board of the Turkish Genome Project. She is an editorial board member of PeerJ journal; the reviewer of several prestigious international journals including Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Journal of Computational Biology; and she is the Technical Program Committee member of UBMK and HIBIT conferences. Her research interests include bioinformatics, computational genomics, network and pathway oriented analysis of genome-wide association studies and next-generation sequencing datasets; and applications of machine learning, data mining and pattern recognition in bioinformatics.
Professor of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience.
Director, UC Berkeley Field Station for the Study of Behavior, Ecology and Reproduction. Editorial Board of Domestic Animal Endocrinology, Frontiers in Systems and Integrative Pharmacology, Frontiers in Endocrinology
A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor and Director, Hormone Research Institute. Serves on the Science Translational Medicine advisory board and founding Director, Immune Tolerance Network. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and elected member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Bluestone has spent over 35 years working as an immunologist interested in immune tolerance as it relates to autoimmunity and organ transplantation.
Prof. George P Chrousos is internationally recognized for his research on the glucocorticoid signaling system of the cell, on the diseases of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of stress. He is one of the 250 most cited scientists internationally (ISI highly cited) included not only in the list of Clinical Medicine, but also in that of Biology and Biochemistry, and the highest cited clinical endocrinologist and pediatrician in the world.
Graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Catania, Italy, specialist in Endocrinology and in Internal Medicine, PhD in Endocrinological and Metabolic Sciences. Professor of Clinical Pathology, University "Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Italy.
Dr. Foti has conducted significant studies and research in the field of endocrine at the Clinical Endocrinology Branch of NIH, Bethesda, USA from 1986 to 1987 and at Thyroid Molecular Biology Laboratory at the University of California San Francisco from 1987 to 1989. For more than ten years, her primary scientific interest is studying the pathophysiology of insulin action. She is the author of more than 80 scientific publications. Dr. Foti is a member of the Italian Society of Laboratory Medicine (SIMeL) and the Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE).
Dr. Gilbert is a biostatistician with Learning Sciences, Adtalem Global Education. He also holds appointments as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Teaching & Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Drexel University. He received a BA in Psychology from Baylor University, Master of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Biostatistics & Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctorate of Education from Argosy University. Dr. Gilbert is also credentialed as a Professional Statistician (PStat®) by the American Statistical Association.
He has extensive experience in survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis including the use of mixed models, psychometrics, and G theory. Dr. Gilbert also has substantial experience in medical education, nursing education, veterinary education, and the quantitative evaluation of instructional modalities and health educational systems.
Dr. Gilbert holds membership in four scholastic honor societies is a reviewer for of numerous journals, and serves on the editorial board for three journals. Dr. Gilbert has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles & has made numerous conference presentations in fields of study complementing his interests.
Professor of Cardio-metabolic Health in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Lead an active multi-disciplinary research group investigating the effects of exercise and diet on the prevention and management of vascular and metabolic diseases from the molecular to the whole-body level. Major research interests include: why certain population groups appear to be particularly susceptible to the adverse effects of a ‘Westernised’ lifestyle, and how lifestyle interventions can modulate this excess risk; the interactions between physical activity, energy balance, body fatness and disease risk; and the mechanisms by which exercise regulates lipoprotein metabolism. Member of the NICE guidelines update committee for prevention of type 2 diabetes, and was member of development groups for the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines for the prevention and treatment of obesity and for prevention of cardiovascular disease. Past Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Division of Physical Activity for Health and Fellow of BASES. Director of the MSc programme in Sport and Exercise Science & Medicine at the University of Glasgow.
Gwyn is Professor in the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Strathclyde where he has recently moved his lab. He did his undergraduate and postgraduate work at the University of Southampton, studying lipid/protein interactions under the supervision of Tony Lee for his PhD. This was followed by postdoctoral work at Dartmouth Medical School where his interest in membrane trafficking began. After a 30-year career at the University of Glasgow, he has moved to the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences where his research continues to focus upon the control of glucose transport by insulin in adipocytes, muscle and cardiac tissue.
Regents Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona. Professor of Neuroscience recently inducted into the ACS Hall of Fame and 2011 ACS Goodman Award for Scientific Excellence and Mentorship.
I am currently an assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. I work on statistical genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics, and sequence data analysis. With backgrounds in machine learning and data mining, my research is focused on development of computational and statistical methods for analysis of massive data to understand genetics and biology of complex traits. I have been working on the analysis of large-scale next-generation sequencing data, for which I developed statistical models and software pipelines for detecting sample contamination, variant discovery, machine-learning based variant filtering, and genotyping of structural variations. I also work on genetics of diabetes, obesity, and related traits and study of metabolomic and microbiome compositions related to genetics of common and complex traits.