Key words: biological clocks, gene therapy, embryogenesis, organogenesis, innate immunity, immune responses, inflammation, disease processes, ageing, cancer, plants, molecular medicine, neurodegeneration, parasitology, plant pathology, nutrition, cell division differentiation and death, cardiovascular disease, developmental biology, diabetes, matrix structure, tissue engineering.

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Chair: Lisa Chakrabarti
 

University of Nottingham, UK 

Keywords: ageing, brain, mitochondria, neurodegeneration, purkinje cell, cerebellum, ataxia, photoreceptor, retina, proteomics, lipidomics, mitophagy, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, comparative biology 
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Vice chair: Frank Wessely
 

University of Oxford, UK

Keywords: bioinformatics, genomics, epigenomics, systems biology, neurological diseases
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Fred Arce Vargas
 

Autolus, UK

Keywords: immunology, immune regulation, cancer immunotherapy, T cells, gene therapy

Chris Morris


Biorelate Ltd

Keywords: artificial intelligence; machine learning; natural language processing; pathophysiology

Irundika Dias
 

Aston University, UK

Keywords: ageing, chronic kidney disease, oxidative stress, mitochondria, neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, lipidomics, nutrition, monocytes, neutrophils
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Freddie Theodoulou

Rothamsted Research

Keywords: plant biology, proteostasis, proteomics, transporters
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Ayse Latif

University of Manchester Keywords: cancer cell biology and therapy, metabolic reprogramming and protein trafficking
Clare Thompson

Queen Mary University of London

Keywords: organ-on-a-chip; primary cilia, cartilage biology

Andriana Margariti


Queen’s University Belfast

Keywords: Endothelial cell dysfunction, diabetes, cell reprogramming, stem cells, cardiovascular disease, cell signalling, mRNA splicing 
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Neil Thompson
 

Healx

Keywords: Drug discovery, Disease biology, Disease mechanisms, Rare Diseases, Oncology, Inflammation, Signalling, Kinases, Drug pharmacology, Translational sciences, Academic/industry collaborations