Henry M. Sobell completed his studies at Brooklyn Technical High School (1948-1952), Columbia College (1952-1956), and the University of Virginia School of Medicine (1956-1960). Instead of practicing clinical medicine, he then went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to join Professor Alexander Rich in the Department of Biology (1960-1965), where, as a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow, he learned the technique of single crystal X-ray analysis. He then joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Rochester, having been subsequently jointly appointed to both the Chemistry and Molecular Biophysics departments (the latter at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry), becoming a full tenured Professor in both departments (1965-1993). He is now retired and living in the Adirondacks in New York, USA.
MS, Physics, University of Warsaw, Poland BS, Physics, University of Warsaw, Poland PhD, Solid State Physics, University of Warsaw, Poland
Kurt Kremer joined the Max-Planck Society in September of 1995 as the sixth director of the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, heading the newly established theory group. After studying physics he received his PhD in 1983 from the University of Cologne under the supervision of Prof. Binder, working at the National Research Center KFA Jülich. He performed computer simulations for dynamic and static properties of polymers in bulk and near surfaces. After spending another year at Jülich he moved for a post-doctoral stay to Exxon Research and Engineering Corporation, Annandale, New Jersey, USA, working on polymers and on charge stabilized colloids in collaboration with Drs. Grest, Pincus, and others. Being back in Germany he obtained his Habilitation in 1988 at the University of Mainz. After that he returned to the solid state laboratory of the KFA Jülich as senior scientific staff. He spent several extended visits as visiting professor/scientist at Exxon Research (Dr. Grest), UC Santa Barbara (Materials Dept., Prof. Pincus), and University of Minnesota (Dept. Chem. Engineering and Materials Science, Profs. Davis, Bates, Tirell, and others). After a short stay at the central research department of the Bayer AG, Leverkusen, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. Kurt Kremer received several awards and recognitions and is member of the German National Academy of Science, Leopoldina.
Dr Abbas Amini is an assistant professor at the Australian College of ACK and Western Sydney University, and the member of graduate supervisory board. After obtaining PhD, he conducted research with other Australian universities, as a postdoctoral research fellow at Monash and Deakin Universities, and as a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne. His fine outcomes have been presented in high impact factor journals, e.g., Nature publication group, and a recent published book in 2016. Abbas is the editor of ten reputed journals, and the committee member of 20 international conferences.
Prof. Xue obtained her first degree from the Shanghai Second Military Medical University in 1983, Ph.D. from the Institute of medical Sciences and Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto in 1992, and carried out postdoctoral studies at the Department of Genetics, University of Glasgow before joining the Department of Biochemistry, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). Currently, Dr. Xue is Director of Applied Genomics Center of HKUST, and Professor of the Division of Life Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Prof. Xue’s group research focuses on the type-A gamma amino butyric acid (GABAA) receptor, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter receptor, including the structure, function, genetics and pharmacology aspects of GABAA receptor and its involvement in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
type-A gamma amino butyric acid (GABAA) receptor, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter receptor, including the structure, function, genetics and pharmacology aspects of GABAA receptor and its involvement in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
With over 20 years of experience as a researcher in bioinformatics and as an educator at a university level, Ashok S. Kolaskar has played a key role in shaping India's educational direction. Currently, Kolaskar splits his time between being the Honorary Vice Chancellor at the University of Pune in India, the Director of the Bioinformatics Program for the American Type Culture Collection and an affiliate professor in the School of Computational Sciences at George Mason University. For the past 13 years, he has served as a professor and as Director of the Bioinformatics Center at the University of Pune. His main areas of research include theoretical molecular biophysics work and bioinformatics. Kolaskar also has spent time in various management positions, from advising Ph.D students as a chairman of the post-graduate department at the University of Pune and as the chief investigator of large research and infra-structural grants and contracts from the Indian government. He has also been actively involved with international scientific organizations from the Technology Transfer Society, to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science. Kolaskar has implemented major reforms in the university governance during his tenure as Vice Chancellor of the University of Pune, one of the largest universities in India. He also represents an important science driver for high performance computers and networks through his work in bioinformatics. He serves as advisor for science, education, technology and innovation to India's National Knowledge Commission, and he was recently asked by the World Bank to write the chapter on the value proposition of research education networks in India. Kolaskar earned his undergraduate degree in physics, chemistry and mathematics from Nagpur University in India, and a Master of Science in physics at the same university. He received his Ph.D., in Theoretical Studies on the Conformation of Peptides and Polypeptides, from the Indian Institute of Science.
Qiu-Xing Jiang, PhD, came to the United States to earn his PhD at Yale University and later pursued a postdoctoral position at Rockefeller University. Upon completion, he became an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He arrived at the home of the Gators just a few weeks ago as an associate professor of Microbiology and Cell Science and as the Electron Microscopy core’s new faculty director. He was attracted to ICBR because of its well-managed core facilities and the team work between the cores, something he said he didn’t see in other organizations. He also thought the strong cryo-Electron Microscopy capacities at ICBR would be of value to his personal research. Jiang uses single particle cryoEM for to investigate the structural basis for the physiological functions of membrane proteins and intracellular signaling complexes. His current interest lies in lipid-dependent gating of voltage-gated ion channels and its relation to human diseases caused by lipid metabolic defects, the ion necessary for insulin maturation and its rations to human diseases, and the intracellular RNA-binding complexes and their relation to cancer and aging. As faculty director of EM, he hopes to provide support to other faculty at UF and work on expanding the core’s higher resolution capacities.
2010 Research Output Prize, By The University of Hong Kong. 2007 Akira Arimura Young Investigator Award: By the international VIP/PACAP society. In memory of Prof Arimura who founded this research area, I was awarded the first Akira Arimura young investigator award in 2007 in recognition of my contributions in understanding the pleiotropic activities of secretin in our body. 2005 Grace Pickford Medal: By the International Federation of Comparative Endocrine Societies (IFCE). This is the most prestigious award for comparative endocrinologists, given out once every 4 years in the international comparative endocrinology meeting. I am the first scientist from Hong Kong receiving this honor. 2005 Outstanding Researcher Award, By The University of Hong Kong. 2004 Croucher Senior Research Fellow by Croucher Foundation. 1995 Travel award for young scientist, International congress Neuroscience. 1992 Medical Research Council, Canada, Postdoctoral Fellowship. Highly competitive as there were only 30 of these postdoctoral fellows given out in 1992 in Canada. 1986-1991 Medical Research Council, Canada, Studentship. 1989 Special travel fund for young scientists (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis). 1986 NSERC Summer Studentship, Canada. 1983-1985 University of BC Scholarship, UBC. 1983-1984 Quan Memorial Scholarship, UBC.
He is an associate professor of Mahidol University and belongs to Molecular Bioscience Department. He is associated with Institute of Molecular Bioscience. His research interest in Parasite Immuno-molecular biology.
Prof. Umesh Yadava, started his career as Lecturer at MGPG College, Gorakhpur in 2001.He joined Department of Physics, DDU Gorakhpur University in 2003. He is the recipients of DST Young Scientist under FAST Track Scheme, and UGC Raman Fellowship Awards. He has one year Postdoctoral research experience at AECOM, New York, USA.
Henry, Yu-Keung MOK M. Phil. (CUHK), D. Phil. (Cambridge) Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences National University of Singapore
Qualification: B. Pharm.( Pharmaceutical Sciences), ME (Biomedical Engg.), PhD (Medical Science and Technology)