Elisabeth Bik is a Science Editor at uBiome, a company that develops microbiome sequencing analysis kits for consumers and clinicians. She received her PhD at Utrecht University in The Netherlands and worked at the Dutch National Institute for Health and the St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein. In 2001, she joined Stanford University’s School of Medicine, where she worked on the characterization of the human microbiome in thousands of oral, gastric, and intestinal samples. In addition, she analyzed the microbiota of marine mammals, in particular that of dolphins and sea lions. When she is not in the lab, she can be found working on her blog www.microbiomedigest.com, an almost daily compilation of scientific papers in the rapidly growing microbiome field, or on Twitter at @MicrobiomDigest. She is also interested in the detection of plagiarism and image duplications and manipulations in the published biomedical literature, and currently peer reviews 30 to 40 manuscripts per year.
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Dr. Randy Schekman
Dr. Randy Schekman is a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal eLife, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on elucidating the components and mechanisms of the secretory pathway.