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Professor of Microbiology and Head of the Department of Microbiology, University of Zürich, Switzerland.
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Curator of Ornithology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology and Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University. President, Society for the Study of Evolution (2011-12); President, Society of Systematic Biologists (2007); President, American Genetic Association (2011). Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009); American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2009); Member, National Academy of Sciences (2015).
Associate Professor Ross Edwards is a researcher with Curtin University Physics and Astronomy investigating the present and glacial time-scale deposition history of smoke and other aerosols from the global atmosphere. These particles alter the properties of the atmosphere influencing climate, atmospheric chemistry, and the productivity of the biosphere. His expertise ranges from the ultra-trace chemical and isotopic analysis of polar ice and snow, and terrestrial and marine waters to conducting field campaigns in the Earth’s most extreme environments. As an inventor, he has pioneered new analytical methods and created equipment that has allowed the continuous analysis of ice cores at the parts per quadrillion level and the ultra-trace analysis of black carbon in water.
Reader in Virology, Cambridge University. Head of Division of Virology, Cambridge University (2003-2010)
Professor and Head of the Evolutionary Ecology Department at the Institute of Ecology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Anja Ehrhardt studied biology at the Universities Göttingen and Hamburg in Germany and performed her PhD thesis at the Fraunhofer Insitute of Toxicology and Aerosol Research in Germany. From 1999-2005 she was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University focusing on adenovirus and gene therapy. In 2005 she bacame a group leader at the LMU Munich, Germany, and since 2011 she is a full professor and chair of Medical Microbiology at the Private University Witten/Herdecke in Germany.
Dr. Linda Ehrlich-Jones works in the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research. She has been involved in creation of behavioral interventions, using motivational interviewing, targeting persons with chronic illness to increase physical activity and improve diet. She oversees the Rehabilitation Measures Database, a compendium of summaries of instruments utilized by rehabilitation professionals. Her faculty appointments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine include Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
Past-President Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals
Recipient of the Addie Thomas Service Award (Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, 2014)
Full Professor, University of California, Davis (Depts. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Evolution and Ecology) and Adjunct Scientist DOE Joint Genome Institute. Recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Science, 2011. Chair of the Advisory Board for PLoS Biology. Elected Member of the American Academy of Microbiology.
I have a PhD in plant physiology at Umeå University, Sweden, a docent in soil ecology at SLU and I am currently a professor in biology for ecosystem ecology at Örebro University Sweden.
Our research interests are primarily in the development of novel organic synthetic methods, especially ones that are “greener” than traditionally and synthesis of compounds with interesting properties. Particular current research projects involve use of zeolites and solid-supported reagents and catalysts to gain selectivity in organic reactions; lithiation reactions which we have used to devise novel heterocyclic ring syntheses and to introduce selectivity into aromatic and heterocyclic substitution reactions; heterocyclic chemistry; polymeric materials and design and synthesis of novel compounds with interesting chemiluminescent or other photoactive properties. The current research focuses on the chemistry of tear ferning which is a valuable tool in the detection of dryness of eye. We are investigating the dryness of the eye through evaluation of tear osmolarity using the TearLab system and various other techniques. Also, we are investigating the ocular tear film in diabetic and smoker subjects to test the correlation between dryness of the eye and diabetes disease and nicotine.
Associate Professor Diann Eley is the Director of MD Research in the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland. She also chairs the School of Medicine's low risk ethics committee and is post graduate coordinator for the MD-PhD program. Her research career began as a bench scientist in reproductive physiology in the USA, Kenya and the UK but her move to Australia in late 2003 shifted her research focus to medical education, rural health and workforce. Her particular research interest is around personality and its influence on medical student and physician well being.
Theodore Eliades is Professor and Director of the Clinic of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Director of Research, and Interim Director of the Institute of Oral Biology at the Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich. He graduated from the School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece, and completed the Orthodontic postgraduate program of the Ohio State University under Ze’ev Davidovitch. He earned a Master of Science degree from the Ohio State University, a doctorate in medical sciences from the University of Athens, School of Medicine, and a PhD in Biomaterials with Prof. D.C. Watts from the University of Manchester.
His research has generated over 200 papers and 45 book chapters, which have received ca 7000 citations and an h index of 45 (google scholar). He has edited 11 textbooks published by major houses, some translated into 5 languages, and has co-supervised more than 25 doctorates and 30 Master’s at the Universities of Athens, Thessaloniki, Marquette, Manchester, Bonn and Zurich. He is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the first dentist who was awarded the Fellowship grade of membership from both, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Physics (UK).