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Ksenija Bazdaric

Ksenija Baždarić is associate professor at the Department of Basic Sciencies Rijeka University Faculty of health Studies, Croatia. Her academic background lies both in social sciences and biomedicine. She received her master’s degree in psychology (2002) and PhD in social medicine (2012). She teaches medical informatics, statistics and scientific methodology. Her investigation for the PhD thesis ''The Value of Plagiarism Detection Procedure in a Biomedical Journal'' was focused on the detection of similar texts with web-services CrossCheck and eTBLAST in the Croatian Medical Journal ( during 2009-2010, and the development of standard operating procedure for detecting and dealing with plagiarism in biomedical journals. She became Research Integrity Editor at the Croatian Medical Journal ( in 2012 and Chief Editor of European Science Editing (, the offical journal of the European Association of Science Editors ( in 2015.Her current research activities include open science.

Christine L Borgman

Christine L. Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, is the author Big Data, Little Data, No Data ( 2015), Scholarship in the Digital Age (2007) and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure (2000), and about 200 other publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. She is a Fellow of the ACM and of AAAS; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

John M. Carroll

John M. Carroll researches methods and theory in HCI, particularly as applied to internet tools for collaborative learning and problem solving, and design of interactive systems. He received the Rigo Award and CHI Lifetime Achievement Award from ACM, and the Goldsmith Award from IEEE. He is a fellow of AAAS, ACM, IEEE, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Association for Psychological Science, and received an honorary doctorate in engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Mark John Costello

B.Sc. (NUI Galway); Ph.D. 1987 (NUI Cork). Involved in World Register of Marine Species, International Association for Biological Oceanography, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Ocean Biogeographic Information System, Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network, Species 2000.

Diann S Eley

Professor Diann (Di) Eley is the Director of MD Student Research in the Academy for Medical Education in the Medical School at The University of Queensland (UQ). Di chairs the MD Student Research Advisory Committee, and is the chairperson of the UQ Human Research Ethics Committee. Di’s research career began with an MSc in reproductive physiology at the University of Florida. She subsequently worked for nearly 20 years as a bench scientist in Kenya and the UK. In 2000, she began her academic career after receiving a PhD in health and exercise psychology at the University of Bristol. She moved to the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland in 2003.
The primary focus of Di’s research is medical education, research training and rural health workforce. Her specific area of research interest deals with personality and behaviour around student well-being and career choice. Di has over 120 peer-reviewed publications, and over 20 externally funded research projects in medical education and rural workforce. She leads the medical student research program at UQ and is responsible for the development and implementation of the Clinician Scientist Track, which encourages student interest and experience in research, and the MD-PhD program which facilitates medical students undertaking a research higher degree alongside their medical degree.

Andrew R Gray

I am a biostatistician in the Biostatistics Centre at the University of Otago, a role I have held since 2004. Most of my work involves collaborating on a wide range of research projects in the health sciences, particularly in paediatric obesity, sleep, and physical activity; respiratory epidemiology, mostly asthma and COPD; dentistry; and health systems. I also work on statistical methods research, mostly topics inspired by these collaborations.

Prior to my current position I was a software metrics and machine learning researcher in the Department of Information Science at the same institution.

Tina Heger

Dr. Tina Heger is an ecologist with a focus on the mechanisms of plant invasions, ecological novelty and conceptual questions in ecology. Her interest is in understanding how nature is changing, how we as humans contribute to these changes, and how we can improve the way we study and interact with nature.

Sajid Iqbal

I am serving as Chief Editor of IEEEP Journal ( My research interests are Complex Systems, Technical Writing, Innovation and Creativity, Open education, Open Access, and Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ).

Safarina G Malik

Safarina G. Malik is a Principal Investigator at the Genome Diversity and Disease Division of the Mochtar Riady Institute for Nanotechnology, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia, since January 2022. From 2011 to 2021 she lead the Lifestyle Diseases Research Group at the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Jakarta, Indonesia. Her key research topics and expertise include genetic diversity, microbiome, mitochondrial genetics and dysfunction, medical genetics, lifestyle disease association, nutrigenetics-nutrigenomics, population genetics and evolution.

Corey Nislow

Corey Nislow's laboratory develops and uses cutting edge tools to address this central question: how can we understand the biological commonalities in all of the life sciences; from embryonic development, to the spread of infectious diseases to better ways to treat cancer. Each of these disciplines can be explained in the context of competition, interaction and evolution. His lab studies the interface between genes and the environment using parallel genome-wide screens, high throughput cell-based assays and next generation sequencing. Most recently, he and his scientific partner, Dr. Guri Giaever, are exploring how laboratory experiments can co-opt evolutionary processes to understand drug action. He enjoys teaching all aspects of biotechnology, genomics and drug discovery. He got his PhD from the University of Colorado, worked at several Biotechnology companies and was at Stanford and University of Toronto before joining UBC in 2013. He has published 161 papers and run 19 marathons.

Cindy Shuan Ju Teh

Associate Professor from the Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. As a microbiologist by training, Dr. Cindy is actively involved in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research. She has been investigating the resistance mechanisms of multidrug resistance organisms (MDRO), the spread and persistence of MDRO in the hospital and community, as well as the effects of AMR on gut microbiome. More recently, she is also involved in behavioural psychology studies to determine the risk factors that accelerate AMR.
Since 2013, she has been the principal investigator of more than 40 projects funded by national and international funding bodies. She has accumulated more than 100 publications and graduated 18 postgraduate students