Speakers short CV

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Plenary speakers short CV

Professor Nikolaus Rajewsky, Scientific Director, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology in Max-Delbrück-Centre for Molecular Medicine. Professor Rajewsky’s Honours and Awards: Global Distinguished Professor, New York University (2008), EMBO Member (2010), Member, SAB of the MRC Institute "London Clinical Sciences" (2010), Member, Advisory Board of the "Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin" (2012), Leibniz Award (2012), Honorary PhD in Human Genetics and Medical Biology, La Sapienza University, Rome (2014), rajewsky@mdc-berlin.de

Dr. Edward Perello - CBO & Director - Desktop Genetics Ltd (established in 2012 to help researchers discover and treat the root genetic causes of human disease). A molecular biologist in the field of synthetic biology (gene editing for researchers and clinicians using CRISPR in cells) and bioinformatics. Dr. Perello is listed by Forbes in “30 Under 30 in Europe 2017, Technology”, ejlperello@gmail.com

Keynote speakers short CV

Professor Ivan Gout ('Protein CoAlation and antioxidant function of Coenzyme A'), University College, London, UK, i.gout@ucl.ac.uk

Professor Przemysław Juszczynski ('Immune evasion mechanisms in classical Hodgkin lymphoma: towards new immunotherapies'), Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Warszawa, Poland, pjuszczynski@ihit.waw.pl

Professor Amnon Horovitz ('Chaperonin nano-machines: allostery and function'), The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Amnon Horovitz completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in biochemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1989, he joined the laboratory of Prof. Alan Fersht in Cambridge, England as a post-doctoral fellow where he worked on developing the double-mutant cycle method and applying it to study protein folding and stability. In 1991, he joined the faculty of the Dept. of Structural Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel where he has been since. His work has focused on allostery, in general, and allosteric mechanisms in chaperonins in particular. Amnon Horovitz was chair of the Dept. of Structural Biology from 2000 to 2006 and is Full Professor since 2004. Amnon has won several awards including the Hestrin Prize of the Israel Biochemical Society (1989) and the Zimmer Award of the University of Cincinnati (2008). He is currently the President of the Israel Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Amnon.Horovitz@weizmann.ac.il

Non-affiliated to any country: Extra Special Keynote presentation targeted at young scientists by the Keynote speaker from the iGEM (Harvard, USA) about “Young International genetically engineered Machine Competition”. iGEM is a pioneer in engineering biology. The iGEM Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology, education and competition, and the development of an open community and collaboration. This is done by fostering an open, cooperative community and friendly competition.

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