Dr Sergey Suchkov, MD, PhD. Professor in Immunology & Medicine. Director, Center for Personalized Medicine, Sechenov University and Chair,Dept for Translational Medicine, Moscow Engineering Physical Institute (MEPhI). Born on 11 Jan 1957, Astrakhan, Russia; two sons. Education: MD, Astrakhan State Medical University, Russia, 1980; PhD, I.M.Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, 1985; Doctor Degree, National Institute of Immunology, Russia, 2001. Positions held: Post Doc Research Associate, Institute of Medical Enzymology; Head of the Lab of Immunology, Helmholtz Eye Research Institute in Moscow; Trainee, Laboratory of Immunology, NEI, Bethesda, MD, USA; Chair, Department for Clinical Immunology, Moscow Clinical Research Institute; Executive Secretary-in-Chief of the Editorial Board, Biomedical Science International journal. Honours: Secretary General, United Cultural Convention, Cambridge, UK. Memberships: New York Academy of Sciences, USA; ISPM, Tokyo, Japan; PMC, Washington, DC, USA; ACS, USA; AMEE, Dundee, UK; AHA, USA; EPMA, Brussels.
Immunology,Pathology, Preventive and Personalized Medicine,Cancer Immunology
Shu Chien joined UCSD in 1988 and became the founding chair of the Department of Bioengineering in 1994. In 2008, Chien became the founding Director of UC San Diego’s new Institute of Engineering in Medicine. As principal investigator on the Whitaker Foundation Development Award (1993) and Leadership Award (1998), Chien played a major role in establishing UCSD’ bioengineering program as one of the top in the country. As founding Director of the Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering at UCSD, he helps foster collaborations among the faculty of UCSD and with research institutes and biomedical companies in San Diego. As founding Director of the UC Systemwide Bioengineering Institute in California, he has facilitated collaborations in research and education among the ten UC campuses. In September 2006, Chien was named the inaugural holder of the Y.C. Fung Endowed Chair in Bioengineering at the Jacobs School. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the National Medal of Science, the highest honor in science and engineering in the United States, in 2011. He received his M.D. from the National Taiwan University and his Ph.D. in Physiology from Columbia University, where he was a professor from 1969 to 1988.
Molecular, cellular, and integrative bioengineering, with focus areas on mechanotransduction and mechanobiology of endothelial cells and role of extracellular environment in regulation of stem cell fate.
Alberto T. Estévez, architect, with a professional office of architecture and design in Barcelona since 1983. Chairman-professor, founder, and first director of ESARQ, the School of Architecture of UIC Barcelona (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya). Founder and first director of UIC Architecture Ph.D. and Masters. Director of iBAG-UIC Barcelona (Institute for BioDigital Architecture & Genetics), which includes the Genetic Architectures Research Group & Office, and the Master’s Degree in Biodigital Architecture. He has written more than 200 publications, participated in a large number of exhibitions, and invited lectures around the world, presenting his ideas, projects, and works.
Yomna K. Abdallah, architect, assistant professor of ESARQ, the School of Architecture of UIC Barcelona (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya). Deputy director of iBAG-UIC Barcelona (Institute for BioDigital Architecture & Genetics), which includes the Genetic Architectures Research Group & Office, and the Master’s Degree in Biodigital Architecture. Member of Bioengineering Institute of Technology at UIC. She is also a lecturer at Helwan University, Egypt, Faculty of Applied Arts, and leaded multidisciplinary research projects in numerous universities. While receiving multiple grants, funds, and fellowships, and having numerous published papers in indexed journals and editorials.