Announcing new Advisors

06 Nov 2015

Written by Nina Cromeyer Dieke

We are delighted to announce the addition of three new Advisors to the Longitude Prize. Our Advisors are a group of global experts working in a variety of disciplines relevant to the Longitude Prize challenge. They help advise the Longitude Prize team on the development and delivery of the prize.

Adam Roberts, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at UCL. His group is investigating transferable antimicrobial resistance and microbial pathogenicity, and is also searching for novel antimicrobial molecules produced by bacteria from a wide range of different environments.

Adam wrote for us about the real post-antibiotic apocalypse and how daily lives would be affected in a world without antibiotics.

Craig E. Rubens, MD, PhD, is co-founder and Executive Director of the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS). Dr. Rubens is a Professor in the Department of Global Health, and Professor of Pediatrics at University of Washington School of Medicine. He is a member of several prestigious societies, including the American Society of Clinical Investigators and the American Pediatric Society. Dr. Rubens is a physician-scientist and Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist with a strong background in infectious diseases and microbiology.

Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed is the Director and COO at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), a Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India initiative, in Bangalore, India. Dr. Saiyed’s initial training has been in neuroscience where he received his PhD from Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany, and followed by postdoctoral training at University of California San Francisco.