Prof Bruce Alberts
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
Former editor in Chief of Science, Former President of the American National Academy of Sciences

Prof Howard Alper
Distinguished Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
Chair of the Government of Canada's Science, Technology and Innovation Council
Former Co-chair of IAP, Former President of the Royal Society of Canada

Dr Katrin Rehak-NitscheĀ 
Head of Science Department, Robert Bosch Stiftung

Dr Julie Makani
Senior Lecturer and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow (Haematology and Blood Transfusion), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford

Prof Robin Crewe
Director, Centre for Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria
Former President of the South African Academy of Science and the Network of African Science Academies