Christa E. Müller is a Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Bonn, Germany. Prof. Müller is Vice-President for Research of the German Pharmaceutical Society since 2019, and President of the German Purine Club since 2015. Her main interests are focused on medicinal chemistry and pharmacology of purine binding membrane proteins (receptors and enzymes), orphan GPCRs, and G proteins.
William B. Tolman is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Washington University, St. Louis, and Editor-in-Chief of the ACS magazine for Inorganic Chemistry. His work includes the use of the areas of inorganic, biological and polymer chemistry for applications related to health and the environment. Namely, his research highlights the use of synthetic chemistry to study enzymes made up of copper, in order to develop new methods of preparing bio-renewable and sustainable polymers.
Jason Dworkin is responsible for the research direction of the Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory. Since arriving at Goddard in 2002 he has worked to purchase and maintain the equipment in the lab and ensure that all who work there maximize their research efforts while maintaining relevance to Astrobiology and NASA.
Frank Neese is the Director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung and an Honorary Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Bonn, Germany. He is internationally known for his work in theoretical chemistry and is the lead author of the quantum chemistry computer program ORCA.
Majed Chergui FRSC, is Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Director of the Lausanne Center for Ultrafast Science (LACUS), located in Switzerland. He is known for pioneering time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy in the picosecond, then the femtosecond time domain, which he successfully applied to a wide range of scientific questions. He also made pioneering contributions to the development of ultrafast deep-ultraviolet methods, in particular 2-dimensional spectroscopy and circular dichroism.
Krzysztof (Kris) Matyjaszewski is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pennsylvania, United States of America.
He is internationally known for his work in Polymer Chemistry, which highlights the discovery of ATRP - atom transfer radical polymerization, a method of synthesizing polymers that revolutionized the way macromolecules are made.