Eberhard O. Voit (L) received Master’s degrees in biology and mathematics and a Ph.D in developmental and theoretical biology from Cologne University, Germany. He is presently a Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory and holds the David D. Flanagan Chair in Biological Systems. Voit’s research interests are in the area of complex biomedical systems. His newest book on systems biology entitled, The Inner Workings of Life, addresses the educated lay population.
Zhen Qi (M) received a BS in physics, MS in geographic information systems, and Ph.D. in bioinformatics. He is currently a research engineer in the department of biomedical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. His interests are in the development of computational and statistical methods for inferring information from large-scale biomedical data. A specific focus during the past decade has been a computer-aided systemic understanding of neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s, schizophrenia, and drug addiction.
Felix Tretter (R) received doctorate degrees in statistics and psychology (Dr. phil.), sociology, economics, and management (Dr. rer. pol.) and medicine (Dr. med.). He subsequently received specialized training as a neurologist, psychiatrist, and psychotherapist. He held the position of senior physician in the Department for Addiction of a large mental hospital in Munich, Germany, and is presently a Research Fellow at the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science in Vienna, Austria. His research interests are in experimental neurobiology and systems psychiatry.