John van der Oost (born 22 July 1958) is a Dutch microbiologist. He studied molecular biology at the Free University in Amsterdam, where he also obtained his PhD degree in 1989. After that he spent three years abroad, 6 months at Helsinki University (Finland) and 2.5 years at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg, Germany). Using a fellowship of the Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW) he returned to the Free University in Amsterdam.
Professor Marion Koopmans, DVM PhD focuses on global population level impact of rapidly spreading zoonotic virus infections, with special emphasis on foodborne transmission. Her research focuses on unravelling the modes of transmission of viruses among animals and between animals and humans, and the use of pathogenic genomic information to unravel these pathways and to signal changes in transmission or disease impact.
Claudia Kutter received her PhD from the University of Basel - Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland where she worked on small RNA-mediated regulation of stem cell differentiation. As a postdoctoral researcher Claudia then joined Cancer Research UK and the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) to study the evolution and function of noncoding RNAs. With the SciLifeLab and Wallenberg fellowship, Claudia became a group leader at the Karolinska Institute (Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology) in 2016. She is now leading her independent research group at the SciLifeLab in Stockholm dedicated to explain human diseases through system-wide approaches.
Docent Bengt Ljungberg började som vikarie på Infektionskliniken i Lund 1980 och har sedan dess varit kliniken trogen. Hans forskning har handlat om antibiotikafarmakokinetik och han försvarade 1989 sin avhandling “Age-Dependence of Drug Disposition: aspects on kinetics of antibiotics, especially renal excretion.” Även efter docenturen 1992 fortsatte Bengt med antibiotikaforskningen samtidigt som han engagerat sig i många andra frågor.