Speakers 2018

For Horizons 2018, 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.
Details about speakers of Horizons 2019 will be available in spring 2019. You can subscribe to our mailing list to receive notifications about speakers updates.


Florian Jug

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

Neville Sanjana

New York University, New York City, USA

Juliane Liepe

Max Planck institute for Biophysical Chemistry,  Göttingen


Clive Brown

Oxford Nanopore Technologies, UK

Katherine Pappas

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Cell Biology

Daniel Gerlich

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria

Ulrike Kutay

Institute of Biochemistry, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

Developmental Biology

Roeland Nusse

Stanford University, California, USA

Peter Lenart

MPI-bpc, Gottingen, Germany


Leo James

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Polly Matzinger

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Maryland, USA


Bianxiao Cui

Stanford University, California, USA

Mara Dierssen

Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain

Michael Sheehan

Cornell University, New York, USA


Anne-Claude Gavin

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany


Danielle Laurencin

Institute Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Structural Biology

Osamu Nureki

University of Tokyo, Japan

Anna Marie Pyle

Yale University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, New Haven, USA

Sjors Scheres

Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England

Elizabeth Villa

The University of California, San Diego, USA

Synthetic Biology

Yamuna Krishnan

University of Chicago, USA

Floyd Romesberg

Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, California, USA