**Evgeny Khukhro**: I am a Profesor of Pure Mathematics at School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK.

I was born and brought up in Novosibirsk, in Russia, where I graduated from Novosibirsk University. After graduation I worked at the Institute of Mathematics of Siberian Div. of Russian Academy of Sciences. I got my PhD from Novosibirsk University in 1980, and DSc (Habilitation) from Institute of Mathematics in 1988. I spent 1991-93 as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany. Since 1995 I worked in UK in various positions at Cardiff University and University of Manchester.

**Sandro Mattarei:** I am a Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK.

After graduating from the University of Trento in 1988, I earned my PhD in 1992 from the University of Warwick. I then worked as a lecturer at the University of Padova (Italy) from 1994 to 1998, and as an associate professor at the University of Trento (Italy) from 1998 to 2015.

**Simon Smith:** I am an Associate Professor in Pure Mathematics at the School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK. After graduation from Imperial College London in 2001, I obtained my PhD in 2005 from the University of Oxford.

From 2005 until 2009 I worked in finance, first as a quant and then as a trader.

I began my academic career in 2010 at Syracuse University in the USA as a Philip T Church Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2012-13 I was an assistant professor at the City University of New York. In 2013 I won an early career award from the Australian Research Council and moved to the University of Western Australia for one year, returning to the City University of New York in 2014.

**Paula M Lins de Araujo:** I am a Lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the School of Mathematics and Physics in University of Lincoln. I got my Bachelor’s degree in 2012 at University of Brasília (UnB) and my Master’s degree in 2014 from the University of Campinas (Unicamp), and then obtained my PhD at Bielefeld University in 2019. In 2019-21 I worked in post-doctoral position in KU Leuven Kulak in Belgium.

I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2008, and then obtained my PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2011. In 2011-13 I worked in post-doctoral positions in Germany, Brazil, and India. In 2013-16 I was an Alexander von Humboldt Stipendiat at University of Düsseldorf, Germany.

**Valentina Iusa**: I was a PhD Student in Pure Mathematics at the School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Lincoln, UK, and I got my PhD in group theory in 2019 in Lincoln; I continue research collaboration with mathematicians in Lincoln.

I was born in L’Aquila (Italy), where I also spent the first three years of my undergraduate studies at University of L’Aquila. I graduated from University of Trento, Italy, in 2015.

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