Emanuel Tschopp, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Torino, Italy; GeoBioTec, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Quinta da Torre, 2825-114 Caparica, Portugal; Museu da Lourinhã, Rua João Luís de Moura, 2530-157 Lourinhã, Portugal:
Emanuel Tschopp received his MSc in paleontology 2008 at University of Zurich, Switzerland, and his PhD in 2010 at Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, under the supervision of Prof. Octávio Mateus. His main research interests are the phylogeny and evolution of sauropod dinosaurs, in particular of the Late Jurassic faunas from the Morrison and the Lourinhã Formations in the USA and Portugal, respectively, where he also participated in various excavation campaigns. Furthermore, he's interested in speciation processes and evolution at a small scale.
Oliver Wings, Landesmuseum Hannover, Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, 30169 Hannover, Germany:
Oliver Wings started his research career in Solnhofen, Germany: for his Diplom thesis at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, he studied the first and only hardground known from the plattenkalks. After that he joined the vertebrate paleontology research group at the University of Bonn, studying gastroliths (stomach stones) in dinosaurs and extant birds for his dissertation. In the following years, he worked at several German institutions, such as the University of Tübingen, where he carried out research in Xinjiang, NW China, or the Museum of Natural History in Berlin, where he worked as acting curator for the fossil archosaur collections. He currently leads the Europasaurus Research Project at the State Museum Hannover on dwarfed sauropod dinosaurs and contemporaneous tetrapods from the Langenberg Quarry near Goslar. His other research interests include Jurassic vertebrates from China and Germany, paleobiology of archosaurs, vertebrate taphonomy, dinosaur trackways, and bone diagenesis.
Thomas Frauenfelder, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Rämistr. 100, 8091 Zürich, Switzerland:
Thomas Frauenfelder is vice director and head of the 3D laboratory of the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. He is an expert in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging, patient-specific flow simulation and advanced vessel wall analysis.
Winand Brinkmann, Paläontologisches Institut und Museum der Universität Zürich, Karl-Schmid-Str. 4, CH-8006 Zürich:
Winand Brinkmann is a Senior Lecturer in Palaeontology at the Palaeontological Institute and Museum, University of Zürich, Switzerland. He is experienced in the study of Permian-Triassic fishes, Mesozoic and Cenozoic reptiles (dinosaurs, crocodilians, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs) as well as Quaternary mammals (woolly mammoth, raccoon).