Hannu Myllykallio, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Hannu obtained his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, studying biological energy conversion in purple bacteria. He then did postdoctoral research on archaeal DNA replication and repair in the Paris region. Hannu is currently CNRS Research Director and uses a wide range of experimental methods to understand molecular mechanisms underpinning genome stability in live prokaryotic cells.
Nicholas Robinson, Lancaster University, UK
Nick obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow, investigating antigenic variation switching events in the African trypanosomes, especially those driven by homologous recombination. He then performed postdoctoral work at the Hutchison-MRC Cancer Cell Unit in Cambridge studying replication initiation processes in archaeal models. He then started his research group at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge with an MRC Career Development Award investigating the coordination of replication and homologous recombination. Nick is now a Lecturer at Lancaster University where his team explores chromosome stability and protein homeostasis in archaeal models.
Ghanshyam Swarup, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India
Ghanshyam Swarup obtained his PhD degree from the Molecular Biology Unit, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. After a post-doctoral stint at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA, he joined the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. His areas of research interest include cell signalling, autophagy, membrane vesicle trafficking and molecular basis of disease.