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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Lisa Chakrabarti (Chair)

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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Frank Wessely (Vice chair)
 

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