Rebecca Andrews

Becky is a clinical research fellow at The University of Sheffield (UK) and honorary haematology trainee doctor at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Her research interest is in the development of novel therapies to optimise the management of myeloma bone disease. Currently, she is also running a clinical observational study assessing changes in the bone microenvironment in myeloma patients following induction chemotherapy. When she isn’t at work, Becky enjoys spending time with friends, playing piano, baking and doing long walks in the Peak district. With the imminent arrival of baby number 1, there are many new life experiences expected just round the corner!

Abdellatif El-Seoudi PhD

Abdellatif is an Egyptian born Postdoctoral researcher currently based at CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center, University of Montreal (Canada). His current research focuses on the role of Prohibitins in Osteoarthritis pathogenesis. Abdellatif received his Bachelor’s Dental degree at Mansoura University in Egypt and his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Dentistry at Okayama University in Japan. Besides research, Abdellatif enjoys spending time with his wife and his 2 lovely daughters, reading, cooking, and travel.

Ren Xu PhD

Ren Xu is a researcher and group leader at the School of Medicine at Xiamen University (Xiamen, China). He set up a systems bone biology lab in Xiamen as an independent Principle Investigator focusing on the components of the osteoniche and endocrine functions of the skeleton. He is a supporter of issues and needs of early-career researchers, especially in China. Besides science, he loves to play soccer, travel and cook Chinese food.

Christoph Walter Haudum

Christoph Walter Haudum is a third-year biochemist PhD student from the University of Graz (Austria). He is also employed at the centre for biomarker research (CBMed, Austria) and works in the interdisciplinary field of biosensor development with special interest in metabolic and endocrine disorders and their detection. He also focuses on the connection of biochemistry, engineering and informatics to fulfil clinical needs in cooperation with industry partners and basic researchers. Besides of science he enjoys cycling and team sports but also 3D printing and challenging boardgames with friends.

Marco Ponzetti

Marco is a PhD candidate from the University of L’Aquila, Italy. His research focus on bone and muscle phenotype modulators in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, as well as the role of cancer-derived extracellular vesicles in metastatic bone disease. Marco is also strongly involved in a science divulgation group called “TMS – Thursday Morning Science” at the University of L’Aquila, for which he created the website, performs the online marketing and manages social media coordinating a group of talented students. He also took care of technical as well as scientific aspects of the monthly ECTS newsletter since its very first issue. When not at work, Marco enjoys woodworking, photography and watching television shows.

Xiangguo Che PhD

Xiangguo Che is a research professor of school of medicine at the Kyungpook national university, South Korea. His research focuses on the verification of gene function in ectopic calcification using conditional knockout mice models of osteoarthritis and vascular calcification. In his free time, he enjoys watching animated movies, playing games and cooking for family and friends.