Bio-X Society is governed by the three co-founders and chairmen as well as a diverse and inclusive international steering committee.
Dr Robert S. Marks, Ph.D., Professor, is a Full Professor at the Department of Biotechnology Engineering, the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and affiliated to the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and the Ilse Kats Centre for Nanotechnology. His PhD was done at the Weizmann Institute of Science (vaccines), postdoc at the University of Cambridge (biosensors). He is presently a program co-coordinator for the NRF CREATE program “Nanomaterials for Water and Energy Management” through MSE at the Nanyang Technological University. He has published in viral chemiluminescent-based optical, amperometric or electrolateral flow immunosensors (Ebola virus, West Nile virus, Rift Valley fever, Dengue, Hepatitis C), luminescence diagnostics emitted by primed neutrophils, environmental toxicology by monitoring water pollution via fiber-optic probes glowing in the presence of toxicants through their associated luminescent bacteria, He is the Editor-in-Chief of a 2007 2-volume Wiley Handbook in Biosensors and Biochips and Founding Editor of the ‘High of Biotech’ book series from Pan Stanford. He is the author of 117+ papers and numerous chapters, as well as edited books. He has 4 issued patents as well a dozen filed.
Dr Chris D. Geddes, Ph.D., FRSC, Professor, has extensive experience in fluorescence spectroscopy, particularly in fluorescence sensing and metal-fluorophore interactions, publishing over 250 peer-reviewed papers (h-index: 42), and 30 books. Dr Geddes is internationally known in fluorescence and plasmonics and his laboratory is widely attributed to the development of the Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence (MEF) and related plasmon-fluorescence technologies, securing in excess of $25 million in recent years to persue his research aspirations. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Fluorescence and founding editor-in-chief of the Who’s Who in Fluorescence, Annual Reviews in Fluorescence and the Annual Reviews in Plasmonics volumes. In addition, due to the labs’ pioneering efforts in the fields of metallic nanoparticle-fluorophore interactions, Dr Geddes launched a Springer Journal "Plasmonics" in 2005, which is a leading journal in the field today. Dr Geddes is Director of the Institute of Fluorescence, a department within UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County), which focuses on the nano-bio-technological applications of fluorescence. Dr Geddes has been a permanent member of the NIH’s EBIT R01 study section (2007-2012) and chaired the NIH’s Analytical and BioAnalytical SBIR study section from ~ 2004-2009. Dr Geddes is a fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and the Institute of Physics. Dr Geddes holds > 100 patents in the fields of fluorescence and plasmonics.
Dr Serge Cosnier, Ph.D., Professor, is Research Director at CNRS and head of the Department of Molecular Chemistry at the Grenoble Alpes University (France). He received his doctoral degree in Chemistry from the Toulouse University (1982) and was an Alexander von Humbold postdoctoral fellow. Cosnier’s activity is focused on biosensors, biofuel cells, electrogenerated polymers, molecular electrochemistry and carbon nanotubes. He has made important contributions in the area of enzymatic biofuel cells, electrochemical biosensors, immunosensors and DNA sensors and inorganic composite modified electrodes and is an international leader in the field of electropolymerized films applied to bioelectrochemistry. Dr Cosnier has authored over 304 peer reviewed publications (h-index 51), 2 books and 17 book chapters, holds 13 patents and he was the President of the French Group of Bioelectrochemistry (2001-2014). In 2009, he received the Katsumi Niki Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry and was appointed as Fellow of this Society in 2010. In 2013, Dr Cosnier becomes a member of the Academia Europaea and was nominated as a Finalist for the European Inventor Award 2014 by the European Patent Office. In 2015, he was decorated as Knight of the Legion of Honor and received the prize “Grand Prix Joseph-Achille Le Bel” awarded by the Chemical Society of France.