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Hans-Rudolf Wiedemann

Hans-Rudolf Wiedemann was born February 16, 1915 in Bremen and died August 4, 2006 in Kiel. He was was a German pediatrician, University teacher and autograph collector.


Philippe Kourilsky

Philippe Kourilsky, born on 22 July 1942 in Boulogne-Billancourt, is a French biologist, a member of the French Academy of sciences and an honorary professor at the Collège de France.


Bernard Dujon

Bernard Dujon is a French geneticist, born on August 8, 1947 in Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine). He is Professor Emeritus at Sorbonne University and the Institut Pasteur since 2015. He is a member of the French Academy of sciences.


Patrick Charnay

Patrick Charnay, born on February 3, 1954, is a French biologist researcher. Emeritus research director at Inserm, he works and teaches in molecular genetics and development biology at the École normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris.


Howard Levene

Howard Levene was an American statistician and geneticist. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1947, and joined the faculty there shortly thereafter. He remained on the faculty at Columbia, where he served as professor of mathematical statistics and genetics, until 1982. He is known for developing Levene's test, a modified form of the one-way analysis of variance. He served as president of the American Society of Naturalists in 1976.


Matthew Hurles

Matthew Edward Hurles is head of human genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and an honorary professor of Human Genetics and Genomics at the University of Cambridge.


Nicole Soranzo

Nicole Soranzo is an Italian British Senior Group Leader in Human Genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Cambridge. She is an internationally recognised Human Geneticist who has focused on the application of cutting edge genomic technologies to study the spectrum of human genetic variation associated with cardio-metabolic and immune diseases. She has led many large-scale discovery efforts including more than 1,000 novel genetic variants associated with cardio-metabolic diseases and their risk factors as well as establishing the HaemGen consortium, which is a worldwide effort to discover genetic determinants of blood cell formation and also interpretation of the downstream consequences of sequence variation through a host of integrative analyses and functional approaches. Soranzo has co-authored over 180 papers ., delivered over 100 lectures to national and international meetings and has had numerous scientific advisory roles.


Abby Dernburg

Abby F. Dernburg is a Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and a Faculty Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


Christine Guthrie

Christine Guthrie is an American yeast geneticist and American Cancer Society Research Professor of Genetics at University of California San Francisco. She showed that yeast have small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs) involved in splicing pre-messenger RNA into messenger RNA in eukaryotic cells. Guthrie cloned and sequenced the genes for yeast snRNA and established the role of base pairing between the snRNAs and their target sequences at each step in the removal of an intron. She also identified proteins that formed part of the spliceosome complex with the snRNAs. Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1993, Guthrie edited Guide to Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology, an influential methods series for many years.


Nicola Royle

Nicola Jane Royle is a British geneticist who heads the Telomere Research Group in the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology at the University of Leicester. She is a specialist in the cellular processes that affect the stability of telomeres, the essential DNA-protein structures that cap the ends of chromosomes and play significant roles in cancer and ageing.


Muntaser Ibrahim

Muntaser Ibrahim is a Sudanese geneticist and professor of molecular biology at the University of Khartoum, where he leads its Institute of Endemic Diseases. Science described him as "one of Sudan's most distinguished living scholars". His research focuses on human genetic diversity in Africa, human genetic variation contributing to susceptibility to infectious diseases such as malaria and leishmaniasis, and cancer genetics.


Leon E. Rosenberg

Leon Emanuel Rosenberg was born on March 3, 1933 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. He is an American physician-scientist, geneticist, and educator. He served as Chair of the Department of Human Genetics and also as Dean of the Medical School of Yale University. He then worked as the Chief Scientific officer of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical company. He has written more than 300 research articles, chapters, and books on his scientific research and public policy views.


Georgia M. Dunston

Georgia Mae Dunston is a professor of human immunogenetics at Howard University and founding director of the National Human Genome Center at Howard University.

Geography, Traveling, Science

W. John Kress

Walter John Emil Kress is an American botanist and the vice-president for science at the National Museum of Natural History. He currently holds the appointment (2010) as the Director of the new Consortium for Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet at the Smithsonian and is the former Executive Director of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.


Dieter Ebert

Dieter Ebert is professor for Zoology and Evolutionary Biology at the Zoological Institute at the University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland. He is an evolutionary ecologist and geneticist, known for his research on host–pathogen interaction and coevolution, mainly using the model system Daphnia and its parasites.