Science Advisory Board

We are happy to announce our Science Advisory Board

Dr. Henning Hermjakob

Henning Hermjakob leads the Proteomics Services team at the European Bioinformatics Institute, providing a broad portfolio of resources for systems biology, ranging from protein expression via molecular interactions and curated pathways to systems biology models at the highest level of abstraction. As founding member and co-chair of the HUPO Proteomics Standards Initiative, member of the executive committee of the British Society for Proteome Research (BSPR), and senior editor of the PROTEOMICS journal, Henning Hermjakob actively contributes to the standardization of data representation in proteomics.

Dr. Carolina Wälhby

Carolina Wählby is a Computational Biologist and PI at the Imaging platform of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and Associate Professor in Quantitative Microscopy, at SciLifeLab and the Centre for Image Analysis, Uppsala University, in Sweden. Her research group develops advanced methods and software tools to quantify and mine the rich information present in microscopy images, increasing the scientific value of experiments based on image data. Carolina Wählby is actively involved in the development of free and open-source software CellProfiler, designed to enable biologists without training in computer vision or programming to quantitatively measure phenotypes from thousands of images automatically.

Dr. Markus Neumann

Markus Neumann is Senior Scientist and product manager for imaging software at Carl Zeiss Microscopy (Munich location) where he has been involved since 2001 in developing innovative imaging solutions for Life Sciences. His fields of expertise include image acquisition, image formats, image data management and image processing such as 3D Deconvolution or structured illumination microscopy. He has helped opening up ZEISS software solutions to the open software community and managed interfacing ZEISS file formats to the Bioformats image library.

He earned his Ph.D. for Molecular Virology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany and did a postdoc at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland, USA with Dr. George Pavlakis. Since 1996 he set up an imaging lab at the GSF Research Center for Environment and Health in Munich (now Helmholtz Center for Environmental Health) publishing some of the first movies of GFP expressing cells

Dr. Thomas Lemberger

Thomas Lemberger is chief editor of Molecular Systems Biology, an open-access online journal published by Nature Publishing Group and the European Molecular Biology Organisation. Molecular Systems Biology covers the fields of systems biology, systems medicine and synthetic biology.

Thomas earned his PhD at the University of Lausanne, where he studied hormonal regulation of gene expression by nuclear receptors. For his postdoctoral research, he moved to Heidelberg, Germany, where his research focused on the regulation of transcription in the brain. He has been working as a professional science editor at the EMBO editorial office since the launch of Molecular Systems Biology in 2005.

Dr. Rick Horwitz (member at large)
Rick spent the past 15 years in the Department of Cell Biology, as Harrison Distinguished Professor and University Professor, at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, where his lab investigated the mechanisms of cell migration and dendritic spine morphogenesis. He also served for 10 years as the Director of the Cell Migration Consortium: an NIH-funded multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary collaboration for studying cell migration in its many biological and pathological contexts.Previously, he chaired the undergraduate Biophysics Program and served as the Associate Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and then served as Head of the Cell and Developmental Biology Department at the University of Illinois. Horwitz earned his B.A. with honors at the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in chemistry with additional concentrations in math and physics. He received his Ph.D. in Biophysics at Stanford University and did postdoctoral research in magnetic resonance at the Laboratory for Chemical Biodynamics at UC Berkeley. He has served as a Councilor of the American Society for Cell Biology and on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.Rick has organized many international meetings, delivered keynote lectures and symposia around the world, and served in various editorial capacities for the major journals in cell biology and biophysics. His research interests include cell adhesion, migration, and signaling and synapse formation.