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Professor Stephen Matlin is Head of Strategic Development for the International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development (IOCD), an Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, UK and a Senior Fellow in the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He has held appointments as a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at University College, Cardiff, Lecturer, and Reader in Organic Chemistry, Professor of Biological Chemistry at City University, London, Professor of Biological Chemistry at Warwick University, Director of the Health and Education Division at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, Chief Education Adviser at the UK Department for International Development and Executive Director of the Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva. He has served as Kelvin Lecturer of the British Association for the Advancement of Science; President of the British Association for International and Comparative Education; Vice-President of the Royal Institution of Great Britain; Vice-President and Chair of the Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology and Mathematics Educators; Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University and Secretary of the European Symposium on Bio-Organic Chemistry’s annual conferences at Gregynog Hall, Wales. He has served on the governing bodies of the Commonwealth of Learning, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative, Initiative for Cardiovascular Health in Developing Countries; and currently serves on the board of IOCD and Steering Committee of the Netherlands Global Programme in Health Policy and Health Systems Research; and is an a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Fellow at the RISE Institute, Washington DC. He was a co-founder and co-chair of Global Health Europe and is currently one of its Vice-Chairs

Professor Goverdhan Mehta is a member of the Board of IOCD and National Research Professor and Lilly-Jubilant Chair in the School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, India. His appointments have included serving as Research Associate at the Michigan State and Ohio State Universities, USA, Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Professor, Founder Dean and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hyderabad, Honorary Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Srinivasa Ramanujan Research Professor at the Indian National Science Academy, Professor in the Department of Organic Chemistry, Director and CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow in the Indian Institute of Science, Chairman of the National Accreditation and Assessment Council, National Research Professor, Chancellor of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and the University of Allahabad and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur. His distinctions have included receipt of the Indian Government's Padma Shri Award, France’s Légion d'honneur, Germany’s Order of Merit-Commander's Cross, the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (first Indian scientist recipient), the H.K. Firodia Award for Science and Technology and the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award in Chemical Sciences, as well as several honorary doctorate degrees. He has been the president of the Indian National Science Academy, is a fellow of the Royal Society, a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Life Sciences.

Professor Henning Hopf is a member of the IOCD Chemistry Education Working Group and Professor in the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany. He has held appointments on the faculty of the University of Karlsruhe and as Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Würzburg and the Technische Universität Braunschweig, where he was also Managing Director of the Institute of Organic Chemistry. His distinctions have included receipt of the Gay-Lussac-Humboldt Prize Max Planck Research Award, the Adolf von Baeyer Commemorative Medal, the Chemistry Prize of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, the Adolf von Baeyer Medal, the Literature Prize of the German Chemical Industry Fund, the Hanuš Medal of the Czech Chemical Society, and the Gmelin-Beilstein Commemorative Medal of the German Chemical Society, as well as several honorary doctorate degrees.. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the German Chemical Industry Fund and President of the German Chemical Society. He has been editor of a number of scientific journals, including. Chemische Berichte (now European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry) and Liebigs Annalen (now European Journal of Organic Chemistry).

Professor Alain Krief is Executive Director of IOCD and Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of Namur, Belgium. He has held appointments as a CNRS Research Associate Fellow and as an NSF Fellow at Harvard University, research fellow at Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris and Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Chemistry Department, University of Namur, Belgium. He has served as a member of the organic and inorganic division of the “Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique” in Belgium and as an expert for several other prestigious associations including the CNRS in France, the European Community, the Third World Academy of Sciences and the Petroleum Fund of the American Chemical Society. His awards and distinctions include the Prize of the Académie des Sciences, France and an International Prize for Research and Broadcasting of Knowledge. He has served as President of the Organic Division of the Société Royale de Chimie Belge and as President of that Société, Member of the Bureau of the Organic Division of the Société Française de Chimie, Member of the Organic and Inorganic Division of the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium, Member of the Funds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen Commission of organic and Supramolecular Chemistry, Belgium and as a member of the editorial boards of many international journals. He has organized and been chairman of several congresses of international renown, including the Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium, the European Symposium on Organic Chemistry and the Bürgenstock Conference. He has been invited as a visiting professor in more than 14 universities worldwide