Prof. Douglas A. Lauffenburger, Ph.D.
Prof. Lauffenburger is Ford Professor of Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biology and Head of the Department of Biological Engineering at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA, USA. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illionois and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the David H. Koch Insitute for Integrative Cancer Research, an Affiliate of The Ragon Institute of MIT, MGH and Harvard, and a Member of the MIT Center for Gynepathology Research. His research is focused on molecular cell bioengineering and cue-signal-response paradigms.
Prof. Philip K. Maini, Ph.D.
Prof. Maini is Professor in Mathematical Biology at the University of Oxford, U.K., Director at the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology at Oxford. He received his B.A. in Mathematics in 1982 and D.Phil in Mathematics in 1985. In 2014 he was listed by Thomson Reuters amongst "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds". His core research interest is in mathematical and computational modeling of temporal and spatiotemporal phenomena in various areas in the life sciences, physiology and medicine.
Prof. Peter Kohl, Ph.D.
Prof. Kohl holds the Chair in Cardiac Biophysics and Systems Biology at the National Heart & Lung Institute (NHLI), Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK. Following studies in Medicine and Biophysics at Moscow Pirogov Institute and post-graduate research and residency at the Charité in Berlin he received his Ph.D. in 1990. His team is established in the field of cardiac mechano-electircal interaction studies, with a stong focus on interdisciplinary approaches combining experimantaion and computation.