Background Career Information:
Simone Fulda, MD, is Full Professor of Experimental Cancer Research and the Director of the Institute for Experimental Cancer Research in Pediatrics at the Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. She trained as both pediatric oncologist and molecular/cell biologist in Germany, Harvard Medical School Boston, San Francisco, Phoenix and in the UK. Her research focusses on the elucidation and exploitation of apoptosis signaling pathways in cancers and during cancer therapy.
She holds several international patent applications and has received various scientific awards. She is member of several international advisory boards and societies as well as editorial board member of several journals.
He then spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm before returning to Ireland in 2000, as a college lecturer at NUI Galway. Afshin served as Head of Biochemistry at NUI Galway from 2008-2011 and is a Visiting professor in the Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, Ghent University, Belgium where he spent a year on sabbatical (2011-2012).