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

Frank Wessely (Vice chair)

University of Oxford, UK

Keywords: bioinformatics, genomics, epigenomics, systems biology, neurological diseases

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

Freddie Theodoulou

Rothamsted Research

Keywords: plant biology, proteostasis, proteomics, transporters

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 

Neil Thompson


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