Immunology researcher Anthony J. Leonardi was one of the first to warn about the damage COVID-19 causes to the immune system, but his posts use very obscure terms. LeonardiBot is trying to remedy the situation by translating them into plain English.

(This is not an actual bot, the name is just humorous. The translations are done manually by a human being who understands the source material.)

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Dr Anthea Butler

Professor of Religion and chair of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Religious Studies, Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social Thought. Author of “White Evangelical Racism”, “The Gospel According to Sarah” and “Women in the Church of God in Christ”. Interested in the overlap between American religion, politics and social issues, and the role of nationalism in right wing evangelicalism.

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Dr Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Professor of Chemistry, Computer Science, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Founder of Zapata Computing and Kebotix. Directs Acceleration Consortium at University of Toronto. Editor-in-Chief of the Digital Discovery journal. Works on artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

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Haus der Astronomie (Centre for Astronomy Education and Outreach)

Education centre in Germany which holds workshops, summer schools and conferences all about astronomy and related topics. Operated by the Max Planck Society, and created in partnership with the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the University of Heidelberg and the City of Heidelberg.

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Robert W. Gehl

Ontario Research Chair of Digital Governance for Social Justice at York University in Canada. Researches network cultures and technologies, alternative social media and manipulative communication. Author of “Reverse Engineering Social Networks”, “Weaving the Dark Web” and “Social Engineering”.

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Dr Rigoberto Hernandez

Gompf Family Professor of Chemistry at John Hopkins University in Maryland, United States. Director of the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE). Professor in Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering at John Hopkins. Interested in theoretical and computational chemistry of systems far from equilibrium. Also interested in diversifying chemistry.

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Dr Gregory B. Sadler

Adjunct Professor at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in the USA. Perhaps best known for running a popular video channel about philosophy, which aims to make complex classical philosophical ideas more accessible.

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Professor Dr Wolfgang Cramer

Ecologist and geographer at the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) in France, whose main aim is to do everything possible to mitigate the climate crisis, and help other scientists to do so as well. Works with the IPCC and MedECC, and supports non-violent climate activism.

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Dr Michael E. Mann

Climatologist and geophysicist, director of the Center for Science, Sustainability & the Media at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Particularly focused on climate change, Mann has played a major role in uncovering the history of the Earth’s climate in his work for the IPCC and other organisations.

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