Professor Philippe Gros, Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Dr. Gros has received several honors and has been International Scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Distinguished Scientist of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and James McGill Professor of Biochemistry.
He has recently received the Wilder Penfield Prize for Health Sciences (Prix du Quebec), the Canada Council Killam Prize for Health Research, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Professor Thomas Efferth, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
Dr. Efferth was awarded the Ludolf-Krehl-Prize of the Southwest German Association for Medicine in 1991 and the Willmar-Schwabe-Award of the German Society for Medicinal Plant Research in 2006. Between 2005 and 2009 he headed a research group for Pharmaceutical Biology at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany, and from 2007-2009 he was associate professor at the University of Heidelberg. In 2009, he took over the Chair of Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Mainz.
Furthermore, he is honorary professor at the Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China and visiting professor at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China.
Thomas Efferth has published over 200 original papers and over 80 reviews in peer-reviewed journals in the field of cancer research, pharmacology, and pharmacogenomics and natural products.
Professor Stefan Constantinescu, Signal Transduction & Molecular Hematology Laboratory, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Brussels
Dr. Constantinescu’s research has been published in more than 80 peer-reviewed articles in journals.
The major focus of his research is centered around the structure and function of transmembrane and juxtamembrane regions of cytokine receptors, being known for describing ligand-independent homomeric receptot complexes and the chaperone effects of Janus kinases for receptor traffic.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Constantinescu is a member of the De Duve Institute of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.