Speakers 2019

For Horizons 2019, we have received confirmations from 22 distinguished scientists from around the world. Find out more about each of them below. Click on speaker's name for more details.


Naama Barkai

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Leonie Ringrose

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Christopher Vollmers

University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Cell Biology

Needhi Bhalla 

 University of California, USA

Leo James

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Developmental Biology

Miki Ebisuya 

EMBL Barcelona, Spain

Michael Levine

Princeton University, USA

Margaret McCarthy

University of Maryland, USA

Molecular Genetics

Asifa Akhtar

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany

Zoya Ignatova

University of Hamburg, Germany

James Williamson 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Agyris Papantonis

University of Göttingen, Germany


Suliana Manley

Laboratory of Experimental Biophysics, Switzerland

Pavel Tomancak 

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

Membrane biology

Robert Ernst

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Randy Hampton

University of California San Diego, USA

Structural Biology

Gaia Pigino

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

Sjors Scheres

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Synthetic Biology

Max Cryle

EMBL Australia, Australia

Jen Heemstra

Emory University, USA