Advisory Board

Advisory board members in alphabetical order

 Bjoern Brembs

I’m a neurobiologist studying spontaneous behavior and operant learning. I did my PhD in 2000 in Würzburg, Germany, my postdoc until 2003 in Houston, Texas and then started my own lab in Berlin in 2004. Since 2012 I’m professor of neurogenetics at the University of Regensburg. I publish about 1.5 peer-reviewed research papers each year, review for a number of journals, and handle peer-review as editor for Frontiers and PLoS One. Besides research and teaching, I advocate infrastructure reform within our institutions in order to eventually provide adequate digital support for our software, our data as well as our text summaries of them.

 Carl Folke

Professor Carl Folke is an economist with interest in environmental issues bridging between natural and social science. He is Science Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Carl shares the position as Editor in Chief of Ecology and Society with Lance Gunderson, as well as on the editorial board of other fifteen international journals. He is elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and on the Scientific Advisory Board of a number of other institutes. He is an enthusiast of social innovation and new technologies.

 Plamen Ch. Ivanov

Professor Plamen Ch. Ivanov, PhD, DSc, is Director of the Keck Laboratory for Network Physiology at Boston University, Associate Physiologist at the Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

He has pioneered statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, computational and data science approaches to investigate the complex dynamics and regulatory mechanisms of physiological systems, including the cardiac and respiratory systems, sleep-stage transitions, circadian rhythms, locomotion and brain dynamics, and has uncovered basic laws of physiologic regulation.

Prof. Ivanov is the originator and founder of a new interdisciplinary field, Network Physiology. His current research focuses on developing methods of analysis and a theoretical framework to address the fundamental question of how diverse organ systems and sub-systems in the human body interact as a network, coordinate and integrate their functions to generate different physiological states and to produce health or disease.

His scientific discoveries are broadly featured in the media, including Scientific American, Science News, Nature Science Update, Nature Medicine: Research Highlights, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Physics World. He has served on the Editorial and Advisory Boards of scientific journals, including New Journal of Physics, Europhysics Letters, EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics, Journal of Biological Physics, Frontiers in Fractal Physiology, Physiological Measurement, and on the review panels of national and international funding agencies. He is one of the nine founding members of PhysioNet, the first physiological data-sharing research resource.

For his seminal contributions Prof. Ivanov was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2010. He is recipient of the Sustained Research Excellence Award of the Biomedical Research Institute at Harvard Medical School, the Georgi Nadjakov Medal of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and the Pythagoras Prize for scientific achievements. In 2015 Prof. Ivanov received a $1M Keck Foundation Award to develop the first dynamic atlas representing organ network interactions, and to lay the foundations of the Human Physiolome.

 Marten Scheffer

Professor Marten Scheffer is an ecologist and theoretician in the Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management group at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. He is member of the editorial boards of ‘Ecosystems’ and ‘Ecology and Society’, at various international Scientific Boards, and member of the Dutch Royal Academy of Science. As keen supporter of novel ideas and interdisciplinary work.

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