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Andrew Jack is Global education editor at the Financial Times. He has written extensively about health and pharmaceuticals, and was previously Moscow bureau chief, Paris correspondent, financial correspondent, general reporter and corporate reporter. He is author of the books Inside Putin’s Russia and The French Exception; has written numerous articles for medical journals including BMJ and the Lancet; and reports on French Insurance, Audit Committees, Networking and Work Shadowing.
Myles Runham Myles is an experienced senior leader in digital content services and digital business, having worked in around the internet for 20 years. Roles include Head of Interactive Learning at he BBC and Head of Digital for the BBC Academy. Myles also ran the Ask Jeeves search engine business in Europe as Managing Director. He has a track record for strategy development, product and content design and delivery in a variety of digital services, taking ideas from inception, through business case and into launch and operational management. At the heart of all this work is a focus on user needs and user experience. In the last few year, Myles has developed a business as freelance consultant advising organisations in making digital transitions.
Timothy Large is an award-winning journalist, editor and media development specialist with a long record of bringing under-reported issues to life. He has two decades of experience in newspaper, news agency, and online media. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, overseeing long-form investigative features by journalists across southeastern Europe in partnership with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. He is also launching a new cross-border initiative to monitor populist and authoritarian trends in Visegrad Group countries and the Balkans. He was previously Director of Journalism and Media Programmes at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reuters News, where he drove initiatives to raise journalistic standards worldwide and help free media flourish. These included independent news agencies in Egypt, Zimbabwe and Myanmar; "The Wealth of Nations", a pan-African project to support investigative journalism into illicit money flows; and “Perspektivy”, an initiative to increase the professionalism and quality of Russian-language media.
Ruth Oniang'o is Professor of Food and Nutritional Sciences. She is educated in the USA and Kenya (Washington State University Pullman and University of Nairobi), founder and Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), founder and Director of Rural Outreach Africa, an NGO working to uplift the lives of resource poor smallholder farmers, especially women, and creating jobs for the young. She has served in advisory capacity for various UN agencies, the World Bank, Kenya Government and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is board member of Nestle, a global food, beverage and wellness company, she has served on IRRI, CIAT, IFDC, ACIAR and micronutrient initiative boards and as Vice-Chair of GFAR (Global Forum for Agricultural Research); now serves on Montpellier Panel, and chairs Sasakawa Africa Association and Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Boards. Ruth is also a winner of two national medals in Kenya, 2014 IFAMA (International Food and Agribusiness Management Association) award for a lifetime of distinguished service and 2014 Fortune magazine's '30 Women Achievers' globally in Food and Drink.
Anne Glover Anne has a BSc in Biochemistry from Edinburgh and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Cambridge, UK. She has pursued a career in scientific research at Aberdeen University and her research has been varied including studying how proteins are directed to the correct location within our cells, the diversity and function of the microbial population in soil, the development of biological sensors (biosensors) to detect environmental pollution and more recently, how we respond to stress at the molecular level. This current area of research has particular relevance to how we age (our cells are under stress in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease) and also how we respond to artificial stresses such as chemotherapy. She has also commercialized some of her biosensor technology into a successful company which diagnoses environmental pollution and provides solutions for its clean-up. In 2008 she was made a Woman of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) and has worked hard to raise the profile of women in SET and to ensure that not only are women are recruited into careers in SET but that they are supported to remain in the profession during their careers. Anne has promoted the communication of science and has appeared on BBC and international television and many global radio programmes. In 2009, she was awarded a CBE by the Queen in recognition of her services to environmental sciences.
Nadia El-Awady is a freelance science writer and editor who currently works with Springer-Nature and Asia Research News. She has degrees in medicine and journalism. In addition to her work as a science journalist, Nadia has managed media training projects, taught science and online journalism at the undergraduate level, and she had a brief stint as a director of communications at a large science institution in Egypt. Nadia is from Egypt but is currently based in the UK.