Jeffrey C Hall was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, USA and is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Brandeis University, Waltham, USA. He obtained his PhD in Genetics in 1971 from the University of Washington, Seattle, did postdoctoral work at the California Institute of Technology and joined the faculty at Brandeis University in 1974 where he rose to the rank of Professor in 1986. After retiring from Brandeis, he joined the faculty of the University of Maine in Orono from which he retired some years ago. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Michael Rosbash was born in 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA and is currently Professor of Biology and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Brandeis University. He obtained his PhD in Biophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970, did postdoctoral work at the Institute of Animal Genetics, the University of Edinburgh, UK (1972–1974). He then joined Brandeis University, where in the Department of Biology he was successively Assistant Professor (1973–1980), Associate Professor (1980–1986) and Professor (1986–); he has held the Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience since 2012. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Michael W Young was born in 1949 in Miami, Florida, USA and is currently Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor at the Rockefeller University. He obtained his PhD in genetics at the University of Texas at Austin in 1975, had postdoctoral training in the Stanford University School of Medicine (1975–1977) and joined Rockefeller University in 1978 where he has held the Richard and Jeanne Fisher Chair since 2004. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.


28 May 2013    Hong Kong