Dominic Schmidt for his essay in the category of Genomics/Proteomics/ Systems Biology, "Dynamics and Evolution of Vertebrate Transcriptional Regulator Binding," is a second runner-up. Dr. Schmidt is a Strategy Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting in London where he works as a strategic adviser to the biopharma and life sciences industry. He received his Ph.D. in Oncology from the University of Cambridge where he combined experimental and computational approaches across multiple species to study how gene-regulation and genomes are evolving. Before getting his Ph.D., he received his German diploma degree in biochemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and the Free University of Berlin.