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Martin Frank received his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1973 working under Dr. William W. Sleator. He served as a research associate in the Cellular Physiology Laboratory, Michigan Cancer Foundation, Detroit, and in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, MichiganStateUniversity, East Lansing. In 1975, he joined the Department of Physiology, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, as an assistant professor. From 1978-1985, he served as the Executive Secretary, Physiology Study Section, Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. While at NIH he set up his own personal professional development program, working with various directors in the NIH institutes. During that time, he worked in the Office of the NIH Director to develop the first draft of the SBIR application kit. From 1983-1985, he was a member of the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. As part of the program, he served as a policy analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, DHHS working to draft language for the Orphan Drug Act. In 1985, Frank accepted a position as the Executive Director of the American Physiological Society, Bethesda, MD, a position that he held until June 30, 2018 when he retired from the position. The American Physiological Society is a not-for-profit association devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences through its meetings and publications. The Society was founded in 1887 with 28 members and now has over 10,500 members. Frank managed a staff of 84 with an annual budget of $20 million. In 2004, Frank accepted a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring on behalf of the Society for its extensive programs to increase the diversity of the discipline. Frank was also the recipient of the 2001 Distinguished Alumni Award from his academic department at the University of Illinois, Urbana. In 2004, he helped found the Washington DC Principles Coalition for Free Access to Science, a Coalition that represents approximately 70 not-for-profit society and university press publishers. The Coalition believes free access to the scientific literature should be determined by the publishers’ business and publication model, not government mandates. In 2018, he became an honorary member of the Cuban Physiological Society.
Plenary Lecture Speakers
Name: REIBER, Hansotto
Born: Stuttgart, 06-03-1940
Address: CSF and Complexity Studies, University Goettingen, Germany; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.horeiber.de
1964 – 1970 Studies and Diploma in Biochemistry, University Tübingen.
1971 – 1974 Thesis (Theory of Enzyme Kinetics), Dep. of Prof. Dr. M. Eigen, Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen. Dr. rer.nat. in Physical Chemistry.
1974 –1978 Research Fellow, Department of Neurochemistry, Max Planck-Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen
1978-2005 Head of Neurochemistry Laboratory, Dep of Neurology,
1984 Habilitation for Neurochemistry.
1988 Professor for Neurochemistry, University Göttingen.
1991-2015 Supervisor and organizer of the CSF Survey, INSTAND (EQAS in Germany and 27 European and Non-European countries).
Since 2000 Guest lectures, seminars and cooperation with Medical and Physics faculties in Habana, Cuba.
2006 Award by El Pleno de la Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, title of Guest professor (Prof. invitado)
2011-2014 Member of the Board of INSTAND e.V, Düsseldorf
2012 Lectures in the Brasilian Academy of Neurology, in Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia. Cooperation with Neurolife, RJ,
2015 Laboratory Course on CSF analysis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2016 Quality assessment for CSF with Controllab, Rio de Janeiro.
2017 International Courses on CSF analysis, (Bratislava, etc)
FIELDS OF COMPETENCE
CSF analysis, theory of blood-CSF barrier function and CSF flow. Dynamics of brain and blood-derived proteins in CSF. Neuroimmunology, and basic research in chronic neurological diseases. Particular research in CSF analysis in tropical Neurology. Basic research on nonlinear dynamics of biological processes, self organization concepts in biological and medical sciences. (e.g., immunological network and neurobiology of memory). Analysis of aqueous humor for diagnosis of eye diseases.
200 peer reviewed publications e.g. on CSF analysis in inflammatory diseases, tropical neurological diseases, pediatric neurological diseases and investigations of inflammatory diseases of the eye, also editor and contributions to textbooks.
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