Joyce Peng, Bejing Genomics Institute, Crowd-Sourcing the Scientific Response to the eColi Outbreak
Peter Murray Rust
William Gunn (Mendeley)
Daniel Mietchen, Wikimedia and Open Science
Dave Toole Skolr poster session sharing software, DigitalOcean project
Anton Geraschenko, Math Overflow
Jai Rangathan, SciFund Challenge (Crowdfunding research)
Building an Open Science Business
Alex Hodgson, 1degreeBio
Carlo Rago, OpenOnward, WikiFormulation
Adam Regelman, Quartzy
Elizabeth Iorns, Sciencexchange
Anton Geraschenko is currently a postdoc in the Caltech mathematics department. While he was a graduate student at UC Berkeley, he founded http://mathoverflow.net a Q&A forum for professional mathematicians. MathOverflow has become an extension of how mathematicians work. It provides a way for them to follow activity in their fields, to overcome technical hurdles in their work, and to start fruitful collaborations.
William currently serves as the Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, a research management tool for collaboration and discovery.
Most recently, he did assay development for Genalyte, a molecular diagnostics startup. His work involved developing protein, DNA, and small molecule assays on their novel high-throughput assay platform.
William received his PhD from the Tulane University, where he studied under Dr. Darwin Prockop at the Tulane Center for Gene Therapy. His dissertation is entitled “Investigating the Role of Human Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in the Repair of Bone”, in which he developed a model of multiple myeloma in mice and used it to test small molecule inhibitors of the interaction between multiple myeloma and bone precursor cells, promoting bone regeneration and repair of osteolytic lesions.
Specialties:His work at Tulane involved self-guided experimental research on the relationship between Human Adult Stem Cells and cancer. His areas of expertise are bone biology, multiple myeloma, adult stem cells, and development of disease models.
Alex is the managing director of 1DegreeBio. Alex worked for four years as an international project manager for the Structural Genomics Consortium, where she helped launch and manage dozens of international initiatives and projects.
Alexandra has an Honors Bachelorâ€™s Degree from the University of Toronto in International Relations, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Hult International Business School (formerly the Arthur D. Little School of Management), and an Organizational Change Management Certificate from Harvard University.
Alexandra has spent the past three years heavily involved in the start-up community, both in Boston and Toronto, and has consulted for small-to-medium sized companies in the area of innovation and strategic growth.
Elizabeth is a Scientist dedicated to understanding the causes of breast cancer development and progression.
Her current position is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology & Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
I conducted my doctoral training in Cancer Biology at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, U.K. under the supervision of Professor Alan Ashworth, before completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Miami under the mentorship of Professor Marc Lippman.
My research focuses on identifying and characterizing genes that regulate breast cancer development and progression using innovative techniques. I hope that doing so will facilitate the translation of this knowledge into useful therapeutic strategies, reducing breast cancer morbidity and mortality. She is a founder of Science Exchange, a marketplace for scheduling scientific experiments at core facilities.
Daniel Mietchen is an evolutionary biophysicist with an interest in the evolution of animal communication systems. An active proponent of open science and an independent consultant in open access and data publishing, he currently serves as the first Wikimedian in Residence on Open Science hosted by the Open Knowledge Foundation, Germany.
Peter Murray-Rust is a contemporary chemist. He was educated at Bootham School and Balliol College. After obtaining a D.Phil he became lecturer in chemistry at the (new) University of Stirling and was first warden of Andrew Stewart Hall of Residence. In 1982 he moved to Glaxo Group Research at Greenford to head Molecular Graphics, Computational Chemistry and later protein structure determination. He was Professor of Pharmacy in the University of Nottingham from 1996-2000, setting up the Virtual School of Molecular Sciences. He is now Reader in Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge and Senior Research Fellow of Churchill College.
His interests have involved the automated analysis of data in scientific publications, creation of virtual communities e.g. The Virtual School of Natural Sciences in the Globewide Network Academy and the Semantic Web. With Henry Rzepa he has extended this to chemistry through the development of Markup languages, especially Chemical Markup Language. He campaigns for Open Data, particularly in science, and is on the advisory board of the Open Knowledge Foundation. Together with a few other chemists he was a founder member of the Blue Obelisk movement in 2005.
In 2002, Peter Murray-Rust and his colleagues proposed an electronic repository for unpublished chemical data called the WorldWide Molecular Matrix (WWMM).
Dr. Joyce Peng has established herself as a prominent voice for the application of state-of-the art technologies in the life sciences field. Joyce has been promoting bioinformatics and related products at various organizations and is now marketing director at BGI Americas Corporation. She helped define the product line for Oracle in life sciences as a senior product manager. Subsequently, Joyce established proteomics product directions for Rosetta Biosoftware (a subsidiary of Merck) and managed bioinformatics product sales for North America at Invitrogen. In her position as the Strategic Alliance and Growth Manager at Illumina, Joyce managed the partnership with BGI and advanced the application of various sequencing technologies. Now, in her role as marketing director at BGI Americas, Joyce is active in promoting collaborations and alliances with pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations for the application of BGI's world-renowned sequencing services. Joyce holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Caltech.
Dr. Rago has authored nearly 30 papers in high-profile journals including Science, Nature, and PNAS. He received his BS in Biology from Rider University where he honed his passion for research while working in the immunology lab of Dr. James Riggs.
Jai Ranganathan is a conservation biologist and science podcaster for Miller-McCune magazine.
Adam has conducted academic research since early high school in fields such as chemistry, microbiology, and molecular immunology. He is also a physician, holding both an MD and a PhD. Adam currently functions as the scientific voice of Quartzy.
Dave Toole ran the technology company GaSonics, where as CEO he helped to grow revenues from $25M to a run rate of $250M while globalizing the company and taking the company public. GaSonics took 5 products to the #1 position in their relative markets. Dave Toole evangelizes social media at conferences, in workshops such as MacWorld, Digital Hollywood, OMMA, Media X, the WebVideo Summit and others. Dave is a long time musician and video blogger.