Prof. Leroy (Lee) Cronin
Prof. Leroy Lee Cronin obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 1997 at the University of York in England, on Ligand design: new small molecule models for carbonic anhydrase.
He moved then to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland for a first post-doctorate in the group of Neil Robertson, and a second in 1999 at the University of Bielefeld on molybdenum-oxide-based building blocks. After two years at the University of Birmingham as lecturer, he joined the University of Glasgow in 2002 where he became six years ago Regius Professor of Chemistry.
His research team works currently on complex chemical systems, crossing some multidisciplinary topics, and dealing with everything from the discovery of new functional molecules to digital chemistry and to inorganic biology.
In 2014, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council recognized him as one of the UK’s top 10 Inspiring Sciences and Engineers.
Dr. Lionel Maurizi
Dr. Lionel Maurizi studied chemical engineering at the University of Compiègne in France and conducted his PhD in physico-chemistry about the Development of functional nanoparticles with applications for magnetic resonance imaging at the University of Burgundy. He joined the group of Prof. Hofmann at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland in 2011, where he developed nanotechnologies for biomedicine, and worked on the interactions between nanoparticles and proteins. After four years, he moved at the Dublin City University and then at the University of Basel for projects based on nano-flowers and nano-vesicles for biomedical applications. He is currently working at the French National Centre for Scientific Research and joined the group of Prof. Nadine Millot at the University of Burgundy-Franche-Comté in France at the end of 2016, where he is pursuing his research on nanoparticles for biomedicine.
Prof. Eva Freisinger
Prof. Eva Freisinger completed her PhD in bioinorganic chemistry at the University of Dortmund in Germany, on the Structural investigation of metal ion coordination to model nucleobases.She moved then to the State University of New York at Stony Brook for post-doctoral research in the group of Caroline Kisker, where she focused on macromolecular crystallography of DNA and polymerases.In 2003, Eva Freisinger started as an Oberassistent at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Zurich, held a SNFS professorship position there from 2008-2014, became Privatdozent in 2014 after her Habilitation, and was promoted to Assistant Professor ad personam for Bioinorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology in 2018. Since 16 years she is heading an independent research group focused on metallothioneins and the site-specific modification of nucleic acids.
Dr. Maggy Hologne
Dr. Maggy Hologne started her career at the University of Strasbourg in 2003 by a PhD on Structure and dynamics by high resolution solid-state NMR: Developments and applications to supramolecular system. In 2004, she went to the research group of Prof. Dr. Bernd Reif in Berlin, Germany, as a post-doctoral researcher, where she developed a methodology of 2D and 3D solid-state NMR applied to α-spectrin SH3 domain, a broadly used model protein.
Finally, she joined the Institut des Sciences Analytiques in Lyon, France, in 2005, where she uses NMR and Small-angle X-Ray scattering data combined to computational methods to characterize structurally and dynamically protein interactions to improve current knowledge on biological processes.
Prof. Carlos Salgueiro
Prof. Carlos Salgueiro obtained his PhD in Biochemistry in 1998 from the New University of Lisbon, in Portugal, and got specialization in Biophysics. He then stayed in the same university, where he currently leads a research group mainly focused on metalloproteins as hemes and cytochromes, studying their structures and functions for thermodynamic characterization, the detoxification’s pathways of bacteria, and their applications for bioremediation.
Prof. Simon Silver
Prof. Simon Silver completed his PhD in biophysics and biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in USA in 1962. After a post-doc at the Medical Research Council of London, in United Kingdom, he was employed at the University of California Berkeley in USA where he focused his research on genetics of bacteriophages. In 1966 he moved at the Washington University in St. Louis, USA, as Professor in biology, where he stayed for twenty years. There, he worked on membrane permeability of bacteria, on their cation transport systems, and on their metal-detoxification pathways. Finally, in 1986, he became professor in microbiology and immunology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in USA where he pursued his research about bacterial resistance to metals.
Prof. Carole Bourquin
Prof. Carole Bourquin studied medicine at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, and she then chose to obtain a PhD in neuroimmunology at the Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology of Munich in Germany. After a post-doc at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, she set up her own research group at that university in the field of immune-oncology. In 2009 she received her habilitation.
In May 2011, she joined the University of Fribourg as a full professor Pharmacology. In 2016, she accepted a position as full professor of Pharmacology at the University of Geneva, where she leads innovative research in immuno-oncology.
Carole Bourquin also hold a medical specialization in Clinical Pharmacology and works in the clinic, thus ensuring the translational aspect of her research.