Prof. Dr. Adriano Aguzzi (Switzerland)
The immunobiology of prion diseases
Prof. Dr. Choy Leong Hew (Singapore)
Biotechnology and Transgenesis in fish
Dr. Björn Ingemarsson, PhD (Sweden)
Comprehensive DNA analysis using PyrosequencingTMtechn.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernhard Irrgang (Germany) Ethical Issues of Genetic
firstname.lastname@example.org Manipulation of Lifestock
Prof. Dr. Joan Lunney (USA)
Can we use genomics to select for healthier swine?
Prof. Dr. Paula Schneider (Brazil)
Biodiversity and Conservation in Amazon
Prof. Dr. Hans-J. Thiesen (Germany)email@example.com
Dr. Alain Vignal (France)
Adriano Aguzzi studied medicine at the University of Freiburg (Germany) form 1980-1986. He received his Ph.D. in 1986. From 1986 to 1989 he was resident in Neuropathology at the University Hospital of Zürich (Switzerland). Since 1997 he is fullprofessor of Neuropathology and Director of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University of Zürich. He is president of the Swiss Society of Neuropathology and member of several international Societies. His research interests are in the area of prion diseases with special focus on their pathogenesis. Choy Leong Hew is Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University ofSingapore. He received his Ph.D. in 1970 at the University of British Columbia. From 1972 to 1974 he was a C.H. Best fellow at the Banting & Best Dept. of Medical Research of the University of Toronto (Canada). He was then working at the Memorial University of Newfoundland as assistant professor until 1983. From 1983 to 1999 he was a visting professor at a variety of Universities in Canada and China. Hismain research areas are biology and biotechnology of antifreeze proteins, transgenic fish, molecular endocrinology and proteomics. Björn Ingemarsson is Director of Pyrosequencing AB´s technical and scientific support function based in Uppsala. Prior to joining Pyrosequencing 3 years ago, he worked as a specialist in automated DNA analysis at Amersham Pharmacia Biotech. He aquired his Ph.D. inplant physiology at the Stockholm University, where he thereafter continued research on the physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of nitrogen assimilation in plants for several years. Bernhard Irrgang studied Philosophy, Theology and German Philology at the University of Würzburg (Germany), Passau (Germany) and Munich (Germany). He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1982 and Theology in1991. From 1982 to 1992 he worked at different Universities in Germany. Currently, he is Director of the Institute for Philosophy and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Technical Research at the Technical University of Dresden (Germany). Bernhard Irrgang main interests are in the area of medical and technical ethics, consequences of technology and philosophy of technology.
Joan K. Lunneystudied Chemistry at the John Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) and received her Ph.D. on studies on the regulation of serum glycoprotein homeostasis in 1976. From 1976 to 1979 she was guest postdoctoral research worker in the Immunology Branch (NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD). From 1983 until 1995 she was working in different position in the Helminthic Diseases Laboratory at the USDA, ARS (Beltsville, MD).Since 1995 she is GM15 Research Leader and Supervisory Research Immunogeneticist at the Immunology and Disease Resistance Laboratory, USDA, ARS (Beltsville, MD). Maria-Paula Cruz Schneider is Director of the Laboratory of DNA Polymorphisms at the University of Belém (Para, Brasil). She received her Ph.D. 1988 at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil) working on protein polymorphisms...