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Bernd Epe

Dr. Bernd Epe, born in 1950, studied Chemistry and Pharmacy and obtained his PhD in Organic Chemstry at the University of Kiel, Germany, in 1977. He was post-doc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin and obtained his habilitation degree at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Univ. of Würzburg in 1989. Since 1994, he is full Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Mainz (Germany).

Miklós Geiszt

Dr Miklós Geiszt received his MD and PhD degrees at the Semmelweis University in 1993 and 1998. After graduation he worked at the Department of Physiology until 1999, when joined the Laboratory of Host Defense, NIH as visiting scientist. He returned to the Department of Physiology in 2002 where he is currently associate professor and head of the Laboratory of Free Radical Research. His main research interest is the biology of NADPH oxidases (Noxes). In 2010 he will chair a Gordon Research Conference on this topic. From 2003 to 2008 he was a Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellow.

Christos D. Georgiou

 Dr. Christos D. Georgiou received his BSc in Biology in 1974 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, his MSc in Biochemistry in 1979 from Roosevelt University, USA, and his Ph.D in Biology-Biochemistry in 1985 from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. From 1985 to 1987 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Biochemistry Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaighn, USA. In 1991, 2002 and 2008 he was elected assistant, associate and full professor of Biochemistry, respectively, in the Biology Department of University of Patras, Greece.

Tilman Grüne

Dr. Grune studied in Moscow and finished with a Diploma level in Medical Biochemistry. 1992 He received his M.D. at the Charité, the Medical Faculty of the Humboldt-University Berlin. From 1987 till 2000 he worked at the Institute of Biochemistry and research Division of the Clinics of Rehabilitation of the Charité. In between from 1992-1995 he was post-doc at the research Institute of Molecular Pharmacology, Berlin and the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of the Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, US. In 1998 he achieved the lecturers degree and became the head of the free Radical Laboratory of the Clinics of Rehabilitation and from 2000 of Neuroscience research Center of the Charité. In 2003 he was taking the head of the Free Radical and Molecular Aging Research group at the research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany and in 2006 he became a full professor at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
He is author of more than 200 publications, editor of Free Radical Research and a member of several editorial boards (Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Mol. Asp. Med., J. Nutr., etc.). 

Pál Pacher

Dr. Pacher received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Semmelweis University of Medicine in 1993 and 2000, where he was assistant professor of pharmacology during this period. In 2000–2001 he was the recipient of the Juvenile Diabetes Association Fellowship award at the Thomas Jefferson Medical University, Philadelphia, USA. In 2001 he joined Inotek Pharmaceuticals as a project leader and the National Institutes of Health in 2002. Dr. Pacher co-authored more than 200 peer reviewed publications, is a recipient of numerous national/international research awards and grants, and elected Fellow of the American Heart Association and Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society. He is currently Chief of Section on Oxidative Stress Tissue Injury at the Laboratory of Physiologic Studies, National Institutes of Health/NIAAA.

Rafael Radi

 Dr. Radi received his M.D. in 1988 and his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1991 from the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. From 1989 to 1991, he worked in the Departments of Anesthesiology and of Biochemistry of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was named honorary professor in 1998. He was awarded the title of First Level Investigator for Biology and Chemistry by PEDECIBA–Uruguay. He was a senior Fulbright Scholar (1998) and a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation (2003–2004). In 2004, he was named a member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and a Foreign Member of the Argentinian Academy of Sciences; in 2006, he became a Foreign Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and President of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine. He has been a HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) International Research Scholar since 2000. He is currently Professor and Chairman in the Department of Biochemistry and Director of the Center for Free Radical and Biomedical Research, at the Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República de Uruguay.

Laszlo Virag

Laszlo Virag was born in Debrecen, Hungary in 1965. He recieved his M.D. in 1990 from the University Medical School of Debrecen (UMSD). After graduation he worked at the Dept. Pathophysiology until 1995 and then spent 2 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH. In 1999 he obtained his PhD from UMSD and in the following years he commuted between Debrecen where he joined the Dept. Medical Chemistry of UMSD and Inotek Pharmaceutical Corporation, Beverly, MA where he was Director of Immunology. In 2005 he defended his D.Sc. dissertation at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Now he is full professor and head of the ADP-ribosylation laboratory at the Dept. Medical Chemistry and holds a joint appointment as visiting professor at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.

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