|Karin Sauer: Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton Biofilm Research Center, Binghamton University, USA. Karin’s research group utilizes the model organism Pseudomonas aeruginosa to elucidate regulatory and signaling events underlying the formation and development of highly antimicrobial resistant biofilms.
David Blackbourn: Head, School of Biosciences and Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK. David’s group studies viruses that are responsible for causing cancer. In particular, his interests lie in how such viruses cause disease, evade the immune response and interact with the DNA damage response.
Bart Thomma: Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Bart’s group studies fungal plant pathogens with particular emphasis on pathogen genome evolution and functional analysis of effectors that are secreted by these pathogens to establish disease on their hosts.