Dr. Parrinello obtained his Ph.D. in physics in from University of Bologna, Italy.
Chi-Huey Wong (NAS) is currently the President of Academia Sinica in Taiwan and Professor of Chemistry at Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Wong’s principal research interests are in carbohydrate chemistry and how chemistry can be used to modify enzymes to increase or decrease enzymatic function and create better biologically active compounds. The work of his research group thus has major implications for improving human health with safer and more effective substances, such as natural products of biomedical importance. He graduated from National Taiwan University with a B.S. degree in chemistry and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in chemistry.