Management Committee

Professor Kumlesh Dev

Working group 3
Trinity College Dublin
  • Ireland

Kumlesh K. Dev is currently Professor in Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology, a Principal Investigator in the School of Medicine and Director of the M.Sc. Neuroscience programme in Trinity...

Dr Alenka Levicnik

Working group 1
university hospital
  • Slovenia

Dr Alenka Levicnik  studied at the University of Graz and Vienna, School of Medicine, Austria from 1993 – 2001 and took the final examination in 2001. From 2001-2003 Alenka was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow...

Dr Christakis Damianou

Working group 4
Cyprus University of Technology
  • Cyprus

Dr. Christakis Damianou has a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona since 1993. Dr Damianou specializes in the area therapeutic ultrasound under MRI guidance. He worked...

Dr Dumitru Paduraru

Working group 1
"Gr.T.Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Romania

Dumitru Paduraru is currently the Head of the Department of Anatomy at “Gr.T. Popa” UMF Iaşi, Romania. He is also the Vice president of the Romanian Society of Anatomy. Dumitru is...

Dr Efstathios Gonos

Working group 1
National Hellenic Research Foundation
  • Greece

Dr Efstathios Gonos graduated from the Department of Pharmacy, University of Athens, Greece in 1984, obtained his Ph.D. at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Glasgow, Britain in 1989 and...

Dr Fuat Balci

Working group 1 & 4
Koç University
  • Turkey

Dr. Fuat Balcı received his Ph.D degree in Cognitive Psychology (2007) and a graduate certificate in Cognitive Science from Rutgers University. Following his doctoral studies, he served as the head...

Dr Ivana Grkovic

Working group 2
VINCA Institute of Nuclear Sciences
  • Serbia

Dr Ivana Grkovic is a Assistant Research Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and Endocrinology, VINCA Institute of Nuclear Sciences  - University of Belgrade. Her area of specialisation is Neuroscience: neurochemistry, CNS...

Dr José Luis Trejo

Working group 3 leader
CSIC - High Council for Scientific Investigation
  • Spain

Neurobiologist, Head of the Group “Adult Neurogenesis” at the Cajal Institute (CSIC – High Council for Scientific Investigation, Spain) at Madrid.  He is PhD in Neurobiology, Complutense University of Madrid...

Dr Klaus Schughart

Working group 2
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
  • Germany

Klaus Schughart is currently Head of Department Infection Genetics at the HZI; professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover; visiting professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Previously...

Dr Martin Holzenberger

Working group 1
Inserm
  • France

Dr Martin Holzenberger is Director of Research at the Faculté de Médecine Pierre et Marie Curie. Dr. Holzenberger works on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of aging, being much interested in how the fundamental...

Dr Miklos Sarvari

Dr Miklos Sarvari
Working group 2
Institute of Experimental Medicine
  • Hungary

Dr Miklos Sarvari has been a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, studying the effects of gonadal hormones on the limbic system since...

Dr Natal van Riel

Dr Natal van Riel
Working group 4 leader
Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Netherlands

Natal van Riel (1973) is Associate Professor in Systems Biology and Metabolic Diseases at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He was trained in...

Dr Nikos Mylonas

Working group 4
Frederick University
  • Cyprus

Dr Nicos Mylonas has been with the Department of Computer Studies of Frederick Institute of Technology, from September 1995 to 2012. He has been the course supervisor for the Computer Studies course...

Dr Paul Potter

Working group 2 leader
MRC Harwell
  • United Kingdom

Dr Potter is the Programme Leader, Disease Models and Translation, Mammalian Genetics Unit, MRC Harwell, UK

PKP is a group leader and established the Disease Models and Translation group in...

Dr Ronald van Os

Working group 1 deputy leader
European Research Institue for the Biology of Aging
  • Netherlands

Ronald van Os received his MSc (1989) form the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. In 1994, he obtained a PhD from the University of Groningen where he worked on the...

Dr Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke

Early Career Investigator & STSM coordinator, Working group 2 deputy leader
Ghent University - VIB
  • Belgium

Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Master‘s degree in Biotechnology in 1999 and 2001, respectively at Ghent University (Belgium). Next, she obtained a fellowship from the...

Dr Soner Dogan

Working group 2
Yeditepe University
  • Turkey

Dr. Soner Dogan is an Associate Professor at Yeditepe University School of Medicine in Istanbul. He has earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Minnesota, USA. His Ph.D. thesis...

Professor Arne Klungland

Working group 1 & 2
Oslo University Hospital
  • Norway

Arne Klungland is a Professor at Oslo University Hospital and a Guest Researcher at Beijing Institute of Genomics.

Arne's research group aims to elucidate new mechanisms of dynamic modifications related to repair and...

Professor Baiba Jansone

Baiba Jansone
Working group 2 & 3
University of Latvia
  • Latvia

Current Positions

Baiba Jansone is an Associate Professor at the University of Latvia in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Riga, Latvia.She is also the President, Latvian Society of Pharmacology, an...

Professor Bato Korac

Working group 1 & 2
Institute for Biological Research
  • Serbia

Bato Korac is an Associate Professor of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Redox Biology at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology.

His research interest focuses on free radicals and antioxidants in...

Professor Colin Selman

Working group 3
University of Glasgow
  • United Kingdom

Colin Selman studied for a BSc Zoology (2:1) at the University of Glasgow from 1990-1994. From 1994-1998 he earned a PhD Ecophysiology at the University of Durham. This was followed by post-doctoral researcher positions at...

Professor Dinko Mitrecic

Dinko Mitrečić
Working group 4
School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • Croatia

Dinko Mitrečić graduated from the Zagreb University School of Medicine in 2000 and obtained PhD degree in the field Biomedicine in 2006. He has transferred technology of neural stem cells...

Professor Isabel Varela-Nieto

Professor Isabel Varela-Nieto
Working group 2 & 3
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER)
  • Spain

Prof. Isabel Varela-Nieto, PhD in Biochemistry from the “Universidad Complutense de Madrid”, is a researcher at CIBERER and Research Professor at the Institute for Biomedical Research "Alberto Sols", where she...

Professor Marina Lynch

Working group 2 & 3
Trinity College Dublin
  • Ireland

Marina Lynch received her PhD in 1980 from Trinity College Dublin Ireland.  She undertook her post-doctoral training in Kings College, London (1981-1983) and in the National Institute of Medical Research,...

Professor Osborne Almeida

Working group 2
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
  • Germany

Osborne Almeida (Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich) studied comparative physiology at the University of London and obtained a PhD in reproductive biology from the University of Edinburgh....

Professor Ralph Müller

Ralph Müller is professor of biomechanics at ETH Zurich
Vice Action Chair, Working group 4
ETH Zurich
  • Switzerland

Ralph Müller is a Professor of Biomechanics and the Head of the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at ETH Zurich. He received his doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from...

Professor Robert Zorec

Professor Robert Zorec
Working group 1
University of Ljubljana
  • Slovenia

Robert Zorec is Professor of Pathophysiology at the University of Ljubljana, Medical Faculty, a Full Member of Academia Europaea (London) and Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (cont. of Academia...

Professor Ruta Navakauskiene

Working group 1
Institute of Biochemistry, Vilnius University
  • Lithuania

Ruta Navakauskiene is Professor in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Head of Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Biochemistry Vilnius University.

Much attention in the Molecular Cell Biology department is focused...

Professor Zsolt Liposits

Working group 2
Institute of Experimental Medicine
  • Hungary

Professor Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest

Department Head Department of Endocrine Neurobiology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest...