Head of the Graduate School at St George's, University of London.
President of the Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities. Former VP of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Significant contributions to vaccine development, cancer research & parasitic diseases. Has served as President of EFIS and Secretary-General of the IUIS. Awards include the Robert Koch Prize in Medical Sciences, Spain’s Diaz Memorial Prize, France's Legion of Honor, the Hadassah World Organization's Women of Distinction Award, the Wolf Prize for Medicine, the Rothschild Prize for Biology.
Professor of Thoracic Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College & Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Has been the most highly cited clinical scientist in Europe & the most highly cited respiratory researcher in the world over the last 20 years. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007. Currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the WHO/NIH global guidelines on asthma (GINA) and COPD (GOLD).
Jürgen C. Becker is Professor of Dermatology at the Meduni Graz, Austria. He received his MD from the Medical School Hanover and his PhD in Immunology from the Open University, London. His research interests include the characterisation of cellular und humoral immune responses in the setting of neoplastic diseases; genetic and epigenetic aberrations in cancer; as well as therapeutic interventions to treat cancer.
Regental Professor and Director of the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Recipient of many awards, including the 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine; the 2011 Shaw Prize; the 2009 Will Rogers Institute Annual Prize; the 2009 Albany Medical Center Prize; the 2007 Balzan Prize and the 2004 Robert Koch Prize. (Photo by Brian Coats for UT Southwestern Med Ctr)
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.
Obtained her PhD degree in the University of Paris VII in 1993, and trained as a post-doc in Prof. John Dick’s group in Toronto. In 1998, she became Group Leader at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research and Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In 2001, she joined the London Research Institute. Since 2002, she is also Professor, University College of London and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health.
Regents Professor of Immunology and Infectious Disease. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Committee member for Annual Review of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences. Former Section Editor for Journal of Immunology. Recipient of the Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist award from the International Union of Immunological Sciences.
Dunja Bruder did her PhD thesis in immunology focussing on T cell responses to bacterial toxins (1996-1999) followed by a postdoc in the field of mucosal immunology at the HZI in Braunschweig (2000-2006). After several scientific stays abroad (Harvard Medical School; Yale University School of Medicine) she became head of the research group “Immune Regulation” at the HZI (2006). In addition, since 2011 Dunja Bruder is Professor for "Infection Immunology" at the University Hospital in Magdeburg.
Alessandra Cambi received a Ph.D in Biology at the University of Camerino (Italy) and a Ph.D in Medical Sciences (cum laude) at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands). After a long-term EMBO postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute of Biphysical Chemistry (Germany) and a VENI fellowship from the Dutch Scientific Organization (NWO), she became junior group leader. She is currently associate professor and group leader of the Nano-Immunology group in Nijmegen.
Prof. of Immunology and Director of INSERM UMRS 940. Head of the 'Jean Dausset' Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Laboratory at Saint-Louis Hospital. Former President of the International Histocompatibility council (IHC), former chairman of the 12th International Histocompatibility Workshop & Conference (IHWC) & former President of the European Foundation of Immunogenetics (EFI). Founder President of HLA & Medicine & founding member of the European Institute for System Biology & Medicine.