External Supervisory Commitee

The members are:

  • Stuart Conway, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK.

Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. His research interests focus on the use of organic chemistry to solve biological problems. He has particular interests in Ca2+ signalling, the use of light to activate compound in vitro, the development of ligands for bacterial channels and the synthesis of bromodomain inhibitors. The group’s research has been recognised by the award of the 2016 Lecturships from the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

  • Michael R. Hamblin, Harvard Medical School and Affiliated Faculty of Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, USA

Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and Principal Investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, was trained as a synthetic organic chemist and joined Wellman Labs in 1994. Associate Editor of 7 reputed journals and member of editorial boards of a further 15 journals, edited and authored several books, published over 200 papers together with 10 patent families, and has an h-index of 43. An example of his work is the upcoming textbook entitled “Handbook of Photomedicine” with 70 chapters and 800 pages.

  • Yves Auberson, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Switzerland
Executive director of Global Discovery Chemistry Group at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. Auberson’s team is responsible for designing and synthesizing drugs that are safe for patients suffering from diseases such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.

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