John van der Oost (born 22 July 1958) is a Dutch microbiologist. He studied molecular biology at the Free University in Amsterdam, where he also obtained his PhD degree in 1989. After that he spent three years abroad, 6 months at Helsinki University (Finland) and 2.5 years at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg, Germany). Using a fellowship of the Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW) he returned to the Free University in Amsterdam.
Anders Perner is a senior staff specialist and professor in intensive care at Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen and an honorary professor of the George Institute in Sydney. His focus is on clinical research in critically ill patients and he chairs the Danish national Centre for Research in Intensive Care and the Scandinavian Critical Care Trials Group
Johan Elf has focused his research on bacterial physiology at the single-cell level, successfully combining theoretical and computational biology with experimental work and methods development to tackle challenging problems related to the central dogma of molecular biology. Johan Elf has performed several groundbreaking studies of the dynamics of individual molecules in living cells, elucidating important aspects of molecular search kinetics and the bacterial cell cycle. He also investigates different aspects of antibiotic resistance, contributing a genome-wide screening method to identify different resistance mechanisms, as well as more applied approaches such as the development of a rapid resistance determination test for clinical samples.