Ricardo Henriques is a group leader at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal, and an honorary professor at University College London and Francis Crick Institute, UK. He is currently leading an interdisciplinary team by combining Cell Biology, Optical Physics, and Biochemistry. His group undergoes research in optical and computational biophysics, with a special interest in super-resolution microscopy and host-pathogen interactions.
Lars-Anders Carlson is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Umeå University, Sweden. His research group studies how viruses reshape the cells they infect by employing Cryo-electron tomography of cells and In vitro reconstitution using giant unilamellar vesicles.
Magnus Andersson is a head of Biophysics and Biophotonics group at Umeå University, Sweden. His group develops laser and camera-based measurement technology. His group develops optical tweezers to measure forces between cells/bacteria and surfaces. With his more than 20 years research experience, he has developed optical tweezers that are used for micromanipulation, force spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy measurements.
Peter Hinterdorfer is a professor, head of the Applied Experimental Biophysics and a group leader at Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. He has more than 25 years of research experience in Biophysics and Atomic Force Microscopy. His group investigates structure-function relationships of individual molecules in immunology, pharmacology, microbiology and virology using various scanning probe microscopic and nanoscopic methods.
Laura Carroll is an Assistant University Lecturer at Umeå University, Sweden. With her expertise in Computational Microbiology, her group develops and utilizes bioinformatic approaches, which can leverage massive microbial genomic and metagenomic data sets to improve pathogen surveillance, source tracking, outbreak detection, and risk evaluation efforts.
Adolfo Poma is a group leader of the Multiscale Modelling of Complex Systems division at Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland. Using advanced molecular dynamics simulation, his group is exploring the large conformational changes in proteins. Moreover, his team is also embracing new AI ideas, and the use of “big data” computational approach to improve the modelling of more complex biomolecules of relevance for biomedical and biotechnological applications.