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David Aanensen (Imperial College London)

David Aanensen

Dr David Aanensen is lecturer in Bioinformatics at the School of Public Health of Imperial College London. His research group is currently working on the use and development of bioinformatic web/mobile applications to address the global genetic epidemiology, population and evolutionary biology of micro-organisms.

Bronwyn Bevan (The Exploratororium)

Bronwyn Bevan - Leadership ProgramAt the Exploratorium since 1991, Bronwyn Bevan’s work includes institutional research, art as a way of knowing, youth programs, strategic program development, and fieldwide collaborations that advance informal science education. She is the director of the Exploratorium’s NSF-funded Center for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS).

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Dr Amodsen Chotia is a physicist. He obtained a Master degree in plasma physics from University Paris-Sud Orsay and a Master in interdisciplinary biology from University Paris Diderot (P7). He received his PhD in Orsay, for works on strongly interacting cold atoms and laser cooling of molecules. He joined the CRI at University Paris Descartes to launch an international game competition for education and research, igam4er. At the same time he served as the first project manager of Citizen Cyberlab. He is now the coordinator of the Institute for Innovative Teaching through Research (IIFR).

Stuart Firestein (Columbia University)

Stuart Firestein

Dr. Stuart Firestein is the Chair of Columbia University’s Department of Biological Sciences where his colleagues and he study the vertebrate olfactory system. Dedicated to promoting the accessibility of science to a public audience Firestein serves as an advisor for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s program for the Public Understanding of Science.

Stephen Friend (Sage Bionetworks)

Stephen Friend

Dr. Friend is the President of Sage Bionetworks, a non-profit organization that provides the tools and environment to conduct dynamic, large-scale collaborative biomedical research. Under his leadership, Sage Bionetworks has developed an open-source technology platform, called Synapse, for data-intensive analysis, sharing and reuse, enabling researchers to perform cutting edge computational biology and research.

François Grey (New York University)

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François Grey is head of Citizen Science at CUSP, the Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University. He is also coordinator of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, which is a partnership between CERN, UNITAR and University of Geneva. He is a physicist by training, with a strong interest in science communication. He is currently working on a series of citizen cyberscience projects, in particular using a new web platform called Crowdcrafting.org.

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Alan Jenkins (Oxford Brookes University)

AlanJenkinsJPGAlan long taught and researched geography and contemporary China studies, in higher   education in the UK and North America. He is now an educational developer and researcher on higher education and Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes University, UK. His current main area of expertise is on the relations between teaching and discipline-based research and relatedly on adapting and mainstreaming US style undergraduate research programmes to other national systems.

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John R. Jungck (Institute On Learning Technology)

Capture d’écran 2014-03-20 à 15.52.41John R. Jungck is the Mead Chair of the Sciences and Professor of Biology at Beloit College. In1986, he co-founded the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, a national consortium of over a hundred college biology educators and computer software developers who are producing biological curricular materials and promoting curricular reform across the nation with thousands of professors. He is also Chair of the Education Committee of the Society for Mathematical Biology.

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Elina Lehtomäki (University of Jyväskylä)

Elina Lehtomaki

Elina Lehtomäki is a visiting researcher at the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) and the leader of the research project ‘Educated Girls and Women in Tanzania: Socio-cultural interpretations of the meaning of education’ (Academy of Finland). She worked in the past as advisor to the Ethiopian Ministry of education.

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Ariel Lindner (CRI)

Ariel Lindner

Dr Ariel B. Lindner is a tenured senior researcher of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), co-founder and vice-director of the CRI and director of its MSc programme. His research interests revolve around applying Physical, Chemical and Systems/Synthetic Biological approaches to study variability between clonal individuals. He has co-created Masters and PhD programmes, based on novel adaptive learning using ICT and has organized numerous interdisciplinary research/education workshops around the world.

Natalie Kuldell (MIT)

Natalie Kuldell

Dr. Natalie Kuldell teaches in the Department of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She develops discovery-based curricula drawn from the current literature to engage undergraduate students in structured laboratory and project-based experiences. She is the director of BioBuilder, a web-based ressource to teach synthetic biology.

Melissa McCartney (AAAS)

Melissa McCartney

Melisa McCartney Works directly with the Editor-in-Chief on research and development of educational content and outreach for “Science” Magazine. She is the project manager for “Science” Educational Prizes and NSF-funded “Science in the Classroom,” a project aimed at making primary research articles more accessible to undergraduate and high school students.

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Manu Prakash (Stanford U.)

Manu Prakash

Manu Prakash is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University. Dr. Prakash’s laboratory is a curiosity driven research group working in the field of physical biology. The lab brings together experimental and theoretical techniques from soft-condensed matter physics, fluid dynamics, physics of computation and unconventional nano-fabrication to open problems in organismic and cellular biophysics, with a current focus on hydraulic constraints on living systems.

Phillip Schmidt (MIT Media Lab)

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Philipp Schmidt is an open education geek who is interested in the future of higher education. He is a co-founder of Peer 2 Peer University, a project that uses open educational resources to create high quality learning communities for self learners. An open education activist, he co-authored the Cape Town Open Education Declaration and served as a founding board member for the OpenCourseWare Consortium.

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Michael Springer (Harvard)

Michael Springer

Michael Springer is assistant professor of systems biology. His research focuses on understanding the relationship between genotype and phenotype, with a special interest in how biochemistry, molecular design, and wiring can allow cells to process information from their environment and respond appropriately.

Melanie Stegman (FAS)

Melanie Stegman

Melanie A. Stegman, Ph.D., is the director of the Learning Technologies Program at the Federation of American Scientists. The program focuses on the innovative use of technology to present molecular science to students and the public. Convinced that cellular biology is the greatest fantasy world and biochemistry is an inherently fun puzzle, Stegman is making games to teach the average human how cells work.

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François Taddei (CRI)

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Over the last 8 years, François Taddei has created the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris. CRI’s main role is to promote new pedagogies to help creative students take initiatives and develop their research projects. François Taddei is about to take the lead of the future Institute for Learning Through Research. François Taddei also heads the Evolutionary Systems Biology team at a unit of the French National Institute of Health & Medical Research (INSERM) in Paris-Descartes University’s Medical School.

Saskia van der Vies (VU University Medical Center)

Saskia van der Vies

Saskia van der Vies is Professor of Biochemistry at the VU University Medical Center, Department of Pathology. Her group investigates the role protein (mis)folding plays in several brain diseases by studying protein folding from a neuropathological perspective. She is also member of the International Scientific Commitee of the Liliane Bettencourt program, Frontiers in Life Sciences PhD program (FdV) at the Center for Research & Interdisciplinarity.

Jérôme Waldispühl (McGill)

Jérôme Waldispühl

Jérôme Waldispühl is an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at Montréal’s McGill University. Before joining McGill, he received a PhD in computer science from École Polytechnique (France) and was an instructor in applied mathematics at MIT. Jérôme and his colleague, Mathieu Blanchette, are the creators of Phylo, a pattern-matching genome alignment online game that will give researchers deeper insight into genetic codes and could help identify the origins of genetic disease.

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