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Fulvio D'Acquisto graduated in pharmaceutical chemistry in 1993 from the University of Naples Federico II and was trained in pharmacology at the Department of Experimental Pharmacology of the Faculty of Pharmacy. He earned his Ph.D. degree in experimental pharmacology (1999).
During his postdoc at the Immunobiology section of Yale Medical School (1999-2004), he investigated the mechanisms by which TCR signaling leads to the activation of NF-kB. .
In 2006, he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Immunopharmacology within the Center for Biochemical Pharmacology at William Harvey Research Institute. He was conferred the title of Reader in Immunopharmacology in 2009 and Professor of Immunopharmacology in 2014.
He has been Deputy Director of the Centre for Biochemical Pharmacology of the William Harvey Research Institute from 2014 till 2017. During this period he has also been involved in the establishment of the Life Science Institute at QMUL and co-lead the biomedical research domain with Prof. R Pickersgill.
In 2017 he has been awarded an MA in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Northampton for the study of dreams in patients suffering from autoimmune diseases. In the same year, he has moved to the University of Roehampton, Department of Life Science, to take up the position of Professor of Immunology where he is currently studying the links between emotional states and the immune inflammatory response.
Affiliation: Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław, Poland (Bacteriophage Laboratory).Position: professor.
Current field of interest: non-bactericidal effects of phages in mammals; i.e. phage molecular biology tools for studies of phage impact on immunological system and other physiological aspects in mammals.
Professor of Botany and graduate faculty in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Editor-in-Chief of Pacific Science. Research interests include invasive species, plant-animal interactions, population biology, island biology, conservation and biogeography.
Currently Guest Scientist at the Department of Physics at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Member of the Cardiovascular Physics Lab. Held formerly positions in the Department of Neurology at the University of Magdeburg (Germany) and in the Department of Psychology at the University of Stirling (Scotland, UK).
Professor of Microbial Ecophysiology at the University of Vienna, Austria. Research interests include biogeochemical cycles with focus on the microbiology of nitrogen cycling, microbial functional genomics, microbial ecology, and molecular and isotope approaches to study the physiology of uncultured microorganisms. An additional research focus is on fluorescence microscopy and digital image analysis methods for studying the composition and structure of biofilms, flocs, and other spatially complex assemblies in free-living and host-associated microbial communities.
Antonio Damasio is University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Psychology, Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California; he is also an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. Damasio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of brain processes underlying, emotions, feelings, decision-making and consciousness. He is the author of numerous scientific articles (his Google scholar H Index is 144; over 129,000 citations) and his research has received continuous Federal funding for 30 years. He is the recipient of many awards (including the Grawemeyer Award, 2014; the Honda Prize, 2010; the Asturias Prize in Science and Technology, 2005; and the Signoret Prize, 2004, which he shared with his wife Hanna Damasio). Damasio is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has been named “Highly Cited Researcher” by the Institute for Scientific Information, and also holds Honorary Doctorates from several Universities.
He has described his discoveries in several books (Descartes’ Error, The Feeling of What Happens, Looking for Spinoza. and Self Comes to Mind) translated and taught in universities worldwide.
Professor of Pathology, Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology at the New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and Fellow ofthe American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Former President of Cell Kinetics Society and of the International Society for Analytical Cytology (ISAC).
Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Gene Regulation and Development, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.
Dr Martin Daumer: Director of the SLCMSR e.v. - The Human Motion Institute in Munich and managing director of the IT company, Trium Analysis Online GmbH. He is also visiting lecturer for Telemedicine and Clinical Applications of Computational Medicine at the Technical University Munich.
Dr Daumer received a diploma in Physics in 1990 and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 1995, after having worked at CERN, Switzerland, and Rutgers University, USA.
Group leader of the Epigenetics of Lipid Metabolism Group, IMDEA Food Institute, Dr. Alberto Dávalos holds a degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry by San Marcos University (Lima) and a PhD in Pharmacy by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Madrid).
He has conducted postdoctoral research at the Hospital Ramón y Cajal (Madrid), at Yale University School of Medicine, (New Haven), and at New York University School of Medicine (New York). Dr. Dávalos’s research program focuses in identifying and characterizing new noncoding RNAs (miRNAs, lncRNAs and other type of regulatory RNAs) that regulate lipid metabolism and the effects of minor dietary components (micronutrients) on their expression.
I am Assistant Professor of Soil and Plant Community Restoration in OSU's School of Environment and Natural Resources. My research focuses on developing methods for the restoration and management of ecosystem properties and functions including vegetation community composition, habitat structure, fire regimes and carbon and nutrient cycling. Current research sites include temperate, semi-arid and tropical ecosystems.
Dr Melissa Davis is a computational biologist and Laboratory Head in the Bioinformatics Division of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Her background is in genetics and computational cell biology with expertise in the analysis of genome-scale molecular networks, systems biology, and knowledge-based modelling of regulatory networks.
In 2014, Melissa was awarded a four year National Breast Cancer Foundation Career Development Fellowship, and took up a position as Senior Research Fellow in Computational Systems Biology at the University of Melbourne, before moving to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research as a Laboratory Head in 2016. Melissa specialises in the integration of genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data with knowledge-based network models to understand the regulatory logic of mammalian systems.