Physical & Life Sciences

Scholars dedicating their careers to the study of living organisms and non-living systems

Ben Ruijl

Ben Ruijl

I have been using Rust full-time since 2017 to design software that makes predictions for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. During my PhD and 5-year postdoc at ETH, I designed computer algebra programs that can handle massive computations involving expressions with millions of terms that can easily take up a terabyte of memory. This specialized software is based on programs from the 1990s, which are hard to use, and very hard to maintain.

At the end of 2022, I decided to design a new computer algebra package from scratch in Rust that is both easy to use and is blazing fast: Symbolica.

I have been using Rust full-time since 2017 to design software that makes predictions for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. During my PhD and 5-year postdoc at ETH, I designed computer algebra programs that can handle massive computations involving ... Show more

Angeliki Cooney

Angeliki Cooney

Angeliki Cooney has been a transformative figure in the life sciences industry for over two decades, based in Wynantskill, NY. Her career is marked by a commitment to improving the development and accessibility of innovative therapies for chronic conditions, rare diseases, and cancer.

Angeliki's professional endeavors have primarily focused on strategic consulting for biopharmaceutical companies, specializing in digital transformation, omnichannel customer engagement, and optimizing commercial strategies. She has been instrumental in developing several innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) products for the life sciences sector, which have earned her three patents, underscoring her role as a pioneer in the field.

In her recent role as Senior Vice President of Life Sciences at Avenga, Angeliki spearheaded the company's U.S. expansion strategies. Avenga is a global digital consulting and engineering leader, partnering with some of the biggest names in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Under her leadership, the company expanded its clientele and solidified its presence in the competitive U.S. market.

Before Avenga, Angeliki served as Principal Group Lead of Commercial Excellence at Axtria, overseeing a diverse portfolio of clients across the U.S. and Europe. Her strategic initiatives and innovative engagement models contributed significantly to the company's rapid growth.

Her previous roles included Senior Director of Life Sciences Consulting at Gartner, where she bridged the gap between strategic business needs and I.T. operational solutions for life sciences clients. Angeliki also held impactful positions at New York Life Insurance, IMS Health, and Z.S. Associates, where she led digital and analytics transformations to enhance healthcare outcomes.

Angeliki's passion for pharmaceuticals was ignited during a childhood internship at her godfather's pharmacy, an experience that shaped her future career path. She pursued higher education with an MBA from Harvard Business School and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patra, Greece.

Beyond her professional life, she is passionate about skiing, a hobby she shares with her family, inspired by her son's love for the sport. She also strongly connects to her Greek heritage, actively supporting humanitarian efforts during crises and frequently visiting Greece to stay connected with her roots and family. Angeliki Cooney's career exemplifies her dedication to driving healthcare innovation and strategic development in the life sciences industry.

Angeliki Cooney has been a transformative figure in the life sciences industry for over two decades, based in Wynantskill, NY. Her career is marked by a commitment to improving the development and accessibility of innovative therapies for chronic con... Show more

Colby T. Ford

Colby T. Ford

Dr. Colby T. Ford is a computational biologist and cloud AI architect at Tuple who specializes in building cloud-based solutions for the life sciences. He's the author of "Genomics in the Azure Cloud" (O'Reilly, 2022) and is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional awardee for his work relating to bioinformatics in the Azure cloud. Outside of his consulting work, he is a visiting scholar at UNC Charlotte’s CIPHER research center where he works in infectious diseases, protein modeling, AI-based drug discovery, and more.

Dr. Colby T. Ford is a computational biologist and cloud AI architect at Tuple who specializes in building cloud-based solutions for the life sciences. He's the author of "Genomics in the Azure Cloud" (O'Reilly, 2022) and is a Microsoft Most Valuable... Show more

Carolina Musso

Carolina Musso

Biologist and Statistician, with a phD in Ecology and specialization in Data Science. Working as data analysis in public service for the past seven years.

Biologist and Statistician, with a phD in Ecology and specialization in Data Science. Working as data analysis in public service for the past seven years. Show more

Mario Birkholz

Mario Birkholz

Mario Birkholz ist Professor für Bioelektronik an der Technischen Universität Berlin und Leiter des Joint Lab Bioelectronics IHP/TUB, das vom IHP und der TU Berlin in 2012 gegründet wurde. Als ausgebildeter Physiker kam er 2004 ans IHP, dem Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik, wo er seitdem an den Anwendungen der Halbleiterphysik in Biotechnologie und Medizin arbeitet.
Seine Forschungsarbeiten fokussieren sich auf die Manipulation biologischer Zellen mit elektrischen Effekten sowie auf medizinische Sensoren und Implantate. Diese technischen Entwicklungen führten ihn auf die Frage der Privatheit von Gesundheitsdaten. Seine Aktivitäten betreffen deshalb zunehmend Fragen der nachhaltigen Digitalisierung und des Datenschutzes.

Mario Birkholz ist Professor für Bioelektronik an der Technischen Universität Berlin und Leiter des Joint Lab Bioelectronics IHP/TUB, das vom IHP und der TU Berlin in 2012 gegründet wurde. Als ausgebildeter Physiker kam er 2004 ans IHP, dem Leibniz-... Show more

Simon O'Toole

Simon O'Toole

I am interested in data authorisation and access control, astronomical data models, systems integration and data interoperability. I have a diverse background; with a PhD in astrophysics, I worked as a research fellow, provided technical support, and managed data systems at the Australian Astronomical Observatory. I'm now based in the Australian Astronomical Optics group at Macquarie University, working as a senior specialist research systems engineer and leading projects to build a next generation astronomical data archive.

I am interested in data authorisation and access control, astronomical data models, systems integration and data interoperability. I have a diverse background; with a PhD in astrophysics, I worked as a research fellow, provided technical support, and... Show more

Aidan Lakshman

Aidan Lakshman

Aidan Lakshman is a PhD Candidate in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation focuses on developing tools for large-scale comparative genomics. He is expected to graduate in May 2025 and is actively searching for employment opportunities.

Aidan is an author of the `SynExtend` and `froth` packages, and is a contributor to `Biostrings`. In his free time, he plays jazz in Pittsburgh, learns about retro computing, builds mechanical keyboards, and hikes.

Aidan Lakshman is a PhD Candidate in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation focuses on developing tools for large-scale comparative genomics. He is expected to graduate in May 2025 and is actively searching for emplo... Show more

Thomas Petzoldt

Thomas Petzoldt

Diploma in Biology (Aquatic Ecology)
PhD about algal bloom forecasting
Senior scientist in aquatic ecology, ecological modelling and environmental statistics
Research on lake and river ecology and the impact of climate warming

Diploma in Biology (Aquatic Ecology) PhD about algal bloom forecasting Senior scientist in aquatic ecology, ecological modelling and environmental statistics Research on lake and river ecology and the impact of climate warming Show more

Prateek Arora

Prateek Arora

I am a Research Associate in Bioinformatics, currently focused on cardiac regeneration research at the University of Bern. My expertise spans transcriptomics, epigenomics, and metabolomics, with a foundation in developing and deploying analytical pipelines. A significant part of my work involves creating and managing R Shiny apps, enhancing data visualization and accessibility for complex biological datasets. These apps, hosted on platforms like Heroku and shinyapps.io, leverage cutting-edge technologies such as single-cell RNA sequencing, demonstrating my capability in both bioinformatics analysis and software development.

My academic background includes a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, where I investigated genetic mechanisms in zebrafish, laying the groundwork for my career in bioinformatics. At Elucidata Data Consulting, I led a team in drug target discovery, applying my skills in cloud computing and pipeline development.

I am excited about applying my bioinformatics and app development skills to new challenges in life science and healthcare research, aiming to make significant contributions to the field and improve outcomes.

I am a Research Associate in Bioinformatics, currently focused on cardiac regeneration research at the University of Bern. My expertise spans transcriptomics, epigenomics, and metabolomics, with a foundation in developing and deploying analytical pip... Show more

Jarek Bryk

Jarek Bryk

I am a molecular biologist/computational biologist who stumbled upon a data analyst role. I wear three hats at work: I teach data science, genomics and evolution to undergraduates; I study patterns of genetic variation in small mammals to learn about their evolution and demography; I analyse and report on students' educational outcomes and factors that contribute to differential attainment of various groups of students across the entire institution. I also like to cycle.

I am a molecular biologist/computational biologist who stumbled upon a data analyst role. I wear three hats at work: I teach data science, genomics and evolution to undergraduates; I study patterns of genetic variation in small mammals to learn about... Show more

Samuel Tobler

Samuel Tobler

Samuel Tobler is a postdoctoral researcher at the Professorship for Learning Sciences and Higher Education and the Center for Active Learning at ETH Zurich. The focus of his studies lies in the use of narratives and storytelling as well as AI in educational settings.

Samuel Tobler is a postdoctoral researcher at the Professorship for Learning Sciences and Higher Education and the Center for Active Learning at ETH Zurich. The focus of his studies lies in the use of narratives and storytelling as well as AI in educ... Show more

Jennifer Kirkey

Jennifer Kirkey

Jennifer Kirkey has been teaching physics and astronomy for more than 30 years at community colleges in British Columbia, primarily at Douglas College in New Westminster, including the MSTE program for Elementary School Teachers. During this time she has been an active participant in Science World's Scientists in the Schools program doing outreach work in elementary schools all over the province. She never passes up a chance to share her love of the stars by being an active member of the local Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. She has presented at a number of professional development conferences and is passionate about hands-on learning to open up inquiring minds.

Jennifer Kirkey has been teaching physics and astronomy for more than 30 years at community colleges in British Columbia, primarily at Douglas College in New Westminster, including the MSTE program for Elementary School Teachers. During this time s... Show more

Abrar Hussain

Abrar Hussain

Mr. Abrar Hussain is a young researcher in the field of probiotics and pursuing his Ph.D. degree from ICCBS, University of Karachi. Mr. Hussain, received his master degree in chemistry/ biochemistry from university of Peshawar, Pakistan. He also obtained C.T. (certified teacher), B.Ed. and M.Ed. degree in Science education from Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Recently he completed M.Phil./MS degree in biochemistry from HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, ICCBS, University of Karachi. He completed his M.Phil. thesis on the "Molecular assessment and validation of the selected enterococcal strains as probiotics". Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in the probiogenomics analysis of probiotic. So far his contribution in the field is the indication of bright future as he published articles in probiotics and delivered lecture and participating in conferences to explore the field of probiotics.
He is also a professional speaker and delivered numerous lectures on different topics. Attending seminars, conferences, and participation in scientific events are the marking agents of his enthusiasm. He is also writing blogs on both scientific and social or religious perspectives. He has more than 100 participation certificate, delivered more than a dozen lectures and present his views in different conferences.
His research skills are also shaping his personality. He has strong research skills and is able to work in a team and independently. He also trained many internships students in his laboratory and also guide multiple students across the country for their scientific writing.
In short, Mr. Hussain is a man of rule, has keen interest for science, have excellent research, writing, and presentation skills. He fell more than happy to helps other students and guide them in their careers.

Mr. Abrar Hussain is a young researcher in the field of probiotics and pursuing his Ph.D. degree from ICCBS, University of Karachi. Mr. Hussain, received his master degree in chemistry/ biochemistry from university of Peshawar, Pakistan. He also obta... Show more

Irene Nooren

Irene Nooren

As a system biologist, I provide consultancy and architecture for organisation and information systems based on natural principles

As a system biologist, I provide consultancy and architecture for organisation and information systems based on natural principles Show more

Lina Lopes

Lina Lopes

Imagining Tomorrow's Science, a Methodology for Radical Imagination in Science and Technology from today.
Radical Imagination to focus on encouraging highly creative, unconventional, or groundbreaking ideas. It implies thinking beyond traditional boundaries or norms, fostering unique solutions to scientific and technological challenges.

Imagining Tomorrow's Science, a Methodology for Radical Imagination in Science and Technology from today. Radical Imagination to focus on encouraging highly creative, unconventional, or groundbreaking ideas. It implies thinking beyond traditional bo... Show more

Lucas Potter

Lucas Potter

Lucas Potter has worked in BioCyberSecurity for the past 5 years. Previous efforts have resulted in 14 academic journal articles and 22 conference articles.

Lucas Potter has worked in BioCyberSecurity for the past 5 years. Previous efforts have resulted in 14 academic journal articles and 22 conference articles. Show more

Roshan SK

Roshan SK

Roshan is primarily a problem solver who is pursuing Bachelor's in Physics at Loyola College and loves working in the machine learning field. Roshan has been building AI-powered applications for clients and personal use for more than 3 years.
With a great interest in the field of computational biology, Roshan is currently researching under Loyola Research Park on the topic "A frugal approach towards non-invasive interpretation of brainwaves using ML". Apart from the professional side, Python and Flutter help him build a full-stack application and loves building applications with a little ML and participating in hackathons.

Roshan is primarily a problem solver who is pursuing Bachelor's in Physics at Loyola College and loves working in the machine learning field. Roshan has been building AI-powered applications for clients and personal use for more than 3 years. With a... Show more

Kyriaki Minoglou

Kyriaki Minoglou

Kyriaki Minoglou (MEng in Electrical Engineering in 2000, M.Sc. in Microelectronics in 2002, Ph.D. in Optoelectronics 2007) has more than 15 years’ experience in space imaging payload and detector technology development. She joined ESA in 2014 and currently, as the Head of the Optoelectronics Section, she is managing the technical contribution to ESA technology developments for Earth Observation and Science Missions and is also responsible for the coordination of the R&D activities in the fields of detectors, lasers, optical communications, photonics, lidars and quantum technologies.

Kyriaki Minoglou (MEng in Electrical Engineering in 2000, M.Sc. in Microelectronics in 2002, Ph.D. in Optoelectronics 2007) has more than 15 years’ experience in space imaging payload and detector technology development. She joined ESA in 2014 and cu... Show more

Vincenzo Gioia

Vincenzo Gioia

Vincenzo Gioia is a research assistant at the Department of Economic, Business, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences of the University of Trieste, Italy.
He received the PhD in Managerial and Actuarial Sciences, curriculum in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, from the University of Udine in 2023.
His research interests range from asymptotic methods to semi-parametric regression modelling techniques, with particular emphasis on statistical computing and applications in engineering, economics, environmental and life sciences.

Vincenzo Gioia is a research assistant at the Department of Economic, Business, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences of the University of Trieste, Italy. He received the PhD in Managerial and Actuarial Sciences, curriculum in Statistics and Actuar... Show more

Dulmini Nanayakkara Sapugahawatte

Dulmini Nanayakkara Sapugahawatte

Dulmini Nanayakkara Sapugahawatte is a Research Fellow, Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Estonian University of Life Science (Eesti Maaülikool), Estonia . Her doctoral research investigated the characterization of animal and human Group B Streptococcus using phenotypic and genotypic methods. She is current research interest is on the role of bacterial extracellular vesicles in disease pathogenesis and theragnostic. She also interested in antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria, with special focus on applying whole-genome sequencing for identification of novel antibiotic resistance mechanisms.

Dulmini Nanayakkara Sapugahawatte is a Research Fellow, Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Estonian University of Life Science (Eesti Maaülikool), Estonia . Her doctoral research investigated the characterization of animal and human... Show more

Hamenyimana Ismaël

Hamenyimana Ismaël

GIS Specialist, Geologist.

GIS Specialist, Geologist. Show more

Wenjie Sun

Wenjie Sun

As a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institut Curie, he now concentrates on employing various statistical and computational methods to conduct DNA sequence-based cellular lineage tracing, integrating this with single-cell omics data.

As a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institut Curie, he now concentrates on employing various statistical and computational methods to conduct DNA sequence-based cellular lineage tracing, integrating this with single-cell omics data. Show more

Ishika Mann

Ishika Mann

Ishika Mann is currently in the academic and professional journey of becoming an accomplished scientist specializing in Microbiology. Already holding a Bachelors of Science degree in Biotechnology, with a focus on molecular biology and bioinformatics, she has honed her skills in analytical instrumentation through valuable experience at Fare Labs, where she demonstrated proficiency in handling sophisticated equipment vital for experimental analysis in Cosmetical and Pharmaceutical Industry.

Additionally, she has made significant contributions to the field by publishing multiple research papers, like the recent one with AMU (Aligarh Muslim University), on Biochemical Metabolic Pathways, showcasing the dedication to advancing scientific knowledge. With expertise spanning over molecular biology, bioinformatics, and analytical instrumentation, she is emerging as a promising figure in the realm of microbiological research.

Ishika Mann is currently in the academic and professional journey of becoming an accomplished scientist specializing in Microbiology. Already holding a Bachelors of Science degree in Biotechnology, with a focus on molecular biology and bioinformatics... Show more

Ishika Mann

Ishika Mann

Ishika Mann is currently in the academic and professional journey of becoming an accomplished scientist specializing in Microbiology. Already holding a Bachelors of Science degree in Biotechnology, with a focus on molecular biology and bioinformatics, she has honed her skills in analytical instrumentation through valuable experience at Fare Labs, where she demonstrated proficiency in handling sophisticated equipment vital for experimental analysis in Cosmetical and Pharmaceutical Industry.

Additionally, she has made significant contributions to the field by publishing multiple research papers, like the recent one with AMU (Aligarh Muslim University), on Biochemical Metabolic Pathways,  showcasing the dedication to advancing scientific knowledge. With expertise spanning over molecular biology, bioinformatics, and analytical instrumentation, she is emerging as a promising figure in the realm of microbiological research.

Ishika Mann is currently in the academic and professional journey of becoming an accomplished scientist specializing in Microbiology. Already holding a Bachelors of Science degree in Biotechnology, with a focus on molecular biology and bioinformatics... Show more

James Howell

James Howell

Using Libre software for university science teaching for nearly twenty years.

Using Libre software for university science teaching for nearly twenty years. Show more

Peter Henstock

Peter Henstock

Peter Henstock is the Machine Learning & AI Lead at Pfizer and based in the greater Boston. His work has focused at the intersection of AI, visualization, statistics and software engineering applied mostly to drug discovery but more recently to clinical trials. Peter holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Purdue University along with 6 Master's degrees. He was recognized as being among the top 12 leaders in AI and Pharma globally by the Deep Knowledge Analytics group. He also currently teaches graduate machine learning and software engineering courses at Harvard.

Peter Henstock is the Machine Learning & AI Lead at Pfizer and based in the greater Boston. His work has focused at the intersection of AI, visualization, statistics and software engineering applied mostly to drug discovery but more recently to clin... Show more

Kaushik Hatti

Kaushik Hatti

I am an experienced data scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the biomedical industry. I use a combination of databases and machine learning algorithms to making sense of vast multi-dimensional data. Identifying patterns in the data is what I do both for a living and for fun.

I am an experienced data scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the biomedical industry. I use a combination of databases and machine learning algorithms to making sense of vast multi-dimensional data. Identifying patterns in the data is... Show more

Pyae Sone Phyo

Pyae Sone Phyo

Maths and Data Science Enthusiasts, currently working as a Project Manager in a start-up called Team Technophile. During the 2020 Covid-19 period, I did a research on SIR Modeling related to the spread rate of infectious diseases.

Maths and Data Science Enthusiasts, currently working as a Project Manager in a start-up called Team Technophile. During the 2020 Covid-19 period, I did a research on SIR Modeling related to the spread rate of infectious diseases. Show more

Majela Gonzalez Miro

Majela Gonzalez Miro

I have earned a bachelor's and master's degree in biochemistry, as well as a PhD in microbiology. Throughout my scientific journey, I have been focused on vaccine development to prevent infectious diseases in children. I carry experience from researching and developing conjugate and protein based vaccines against Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis. Since 2019, I have embraced a new and exciting challenge in my career: working on a protein-based vaccine targeting Group B Streptococcus. This endeavor is yet another opportunity for me to contribute to the preservation of children's lives by preventing the occurrence of this particular infection.

I have earned a bachelor's and master's degree in biochemistry, as well as a PhD in microbiology. Throughout my scientific journey, I have been focused on vaccine development to prevent infectious diseases in children. I carry experience from researc... Show more

Johannes Gebert

Johannes Gebert

Johannes Gebert ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Numerical Methods and Libraries am Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart, Universität Stuttgart. Er entwickelt in seiner Promotion ein Modell mechanischer Materialparameter menschlicher Knochen mit High-Performance Computern.

Dies beinhaltet die Entwicklung von Algorithmen zur Bearbeitung hochauflösender CT-Scans und zu deren überführung in mechanische Modelle in Silico. Auf Basis direkter numerischer Simulation und anderer Methoden rechnet er auf patientenspezifische Materialparameter zurück.

Herr Gebert verbindet Know-How und Erfahrungen aus Forschung und Industrie, um Studierenden die Verbindung etablierter Lehre mit cutting-edge Technologien zu ermöglichen. Hierzu zählen Grundlagen der Modellierung, Simulation und Optimierungsverfahren, von Parallelrechnern und zu Methoden künstlicher Intelligenz.

Johannes Gebert ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Numerical Methods and Libraries am Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart, Universität Stuttgart. Er entwickelt in seiner Promotion ein Modell mechanischer Materialparameter menschlicher Knochen ... Show more

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