Biology — Editors


Prof. Dr. Chris O'Callaghan
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7BN, UK
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Interests: immunity; inflammation; vascular disease; gene regulation; protein structure; function
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Prof. Dr. Jukka Finne
Associate Editor
Research Programme in Molecular and Integrative Biosciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, P. O. Box 56, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
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Interests: glycobiology; glycoproteins, polysialic acid; bacterial adhesion
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Hirofumi Akari
Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; Laboratory of Infectious Disease Model, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
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Interests: infectious diseases; virology; AIDS; zoonosis; nonhuman primate models
Prof. Dr. Jonathan B. Baell
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University (Parkville Campus), 381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
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Interests: HTS library design, H2L medchem, infectious and neglected diseases, epigenetic modifiers, and peptidomimetic design and synthesis
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Special Issue in Biology: Screening for Biologically Active Compounds
Prof. W. Brad Barbazuk
Department of Biology, The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
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Interests: Genomics; Bioinformatics; Comparative Genomics; Alternative splicing; RNA processing
Prof. Dr. Spencer Benson
Professor Faculty of Health Science University of Macau Macau, SAR, China
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Interests: science education; bacterial membranes; bacterial genetics; microbial physiology; microbial signaling pathways
Prof. Dr. Clive R. Bramham
The Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
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Interests: Neuroscience; synaptic plasticity; signal transduction; protein synthesis; immediate early genes; noncoding RNA; learning and memory
Prof. Dr. Edward L. Braun
Department of Biology, University of Florida, P.O. Box 118525, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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Interests: biodiversity; bioinformatics; computational biology; evolutionary biology; genomics; molecular evolution; phylogenetics; phylogenomics; science education; systematics
Dr. Marc Brehme
Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine (JRC-COMBINE), RWTH Aachen University, 52074 Aachen, Germany
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Interests: proteostasis; proteostasis network; systems biology; chaperome; misfolding diseases; neurodegenerative diseases; cancer; disease modeling; computational biomedicine
Prof. Carlo Catapano
Director, Institute of Oncology Research (IOR) Oncology, Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI) Via Vela 6, CH-6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
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Interests: cancer biology; experimental therapeutics; transcription factors; epigenetics; noncoding RNAs; cancer stem cells; drug resistance
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrew Clayton
Centre for Micro-Photonics (H34), Swinburne University of Technology, John Street, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
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Interests: biophysics; biochemistry; membrane peptides; membrane proteins; receptors; tryptophan fluorescence; cell signalling; fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy; polarisation microscopy
Prof. Marco Colombini
Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
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Interests: mitochondria; channels; ceramide; VDAC
Prof. Dr. Arthur J.L. Cooper
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA
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Interests: pyridoxal 5'-phosphate enzymes; enzyme mechanisms; bioactivation mechanisms; neurochemistry; neurodegenerative diseases; chemoprevention; and 1-C; nitrogen; sulfur and selenium biochemistry; transglutaminases (protein cross linking enzymes)
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Special Issue in Biology: Enzymes of Glutamate Metabolism in Health and Disease
Special Issue in Biology: Top 35 of Biology Travel Awards 2018
Prof. Dr. Christian D. Doerig
Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Building 76, level 1, Room 153, Clayton, Australia
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Interests: molecular parasitology; malaria; kinomics of parasitic infections; signalling
Prof. Dr. Fevzi Daldal
103B Carolyn Lynch Laboratory, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Interests: cytochrome and cytochrome complexes structure function regulation; maturation and biogenesis
Prof. Dr. Tamas Dalmay
School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
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Special Issue in Biology: Insights from Plant Genomes
Dr. Roy Ambli Dalmo
Norwegian College of Fishery Science, BFE, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
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Interests: fish; aquaculture; immunology; vaccinology; T-cells; macrophages; immunostimulants; innate immunity; metabolism
Prof. Dr. Gill Diamond
Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
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Interests: Innate immunity; Vitamin D; Antimicrobial peptides; Oral biology; Cystic fibrosis
Prof. Dr. Paul Dietl
Institute of General Physiology, University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
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Interests: mechanotransduction; stretch signalling; lung physiology; surfactant; exocytosis; epithelial secretion; purinergic signalling in epithelia; pulmonary epithelium; pulmonary transport
Prof. Dr. Brian Dixon
Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, ESC 350, 200 University Ave. W, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada
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Interests: Fish immunology; Environmental Immunology; MHC; Cytokine; Aquaculture
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Special Issue in Biology: Current Understanding of Fish Immune Systems
Special Issue in Biology: Current Topics in Fish Immunity
Prof. Dr. Jacques E. Dumont
School of Medicine, Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (IRIBHM), Free University of Brussels, Campus Erasme, Route de Lennik 808, B-1070 Brussels, Belgium
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Interests: thyroid cell biology and cancer
Prof. Dr. Pamela K. Elf
Math, Science and Technology Department, University of Minnesota Crookston, Crookston, MN 56716, USA
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Interests: temperature-dependent sex determination; steroid hormone effects on development in avian and reptilian species
Prof. Dr. Holger Fröhlich
UCB Biosciences GmbH, Alfred-Nobel-Strasse 10, 40789 Monheim, Germany
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Interests: bioinformatics (diagnostic and prognostic biomarker discovery; network biology)
Prof. Dr. Douglas S. Glazier
Department of Biology, Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652, USA
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Interests: biological scaling; physiological ecology; life-history evolution; metabolism; zoology
Prof. Dr. Annette Graham
Life Sciences, School of Health and Life Sciences, and the Institute for Applied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
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Interests: Intracellular lipid transport in health and disease; lipid and lipoprotein metabolism; vascular contributions to diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
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Special Issue in Biology: Lipid Metabolism
Dr. Jack Gray
Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E2, Canada
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Interests: neural control of animal behaviour, especially visual sensory processing for guidance of insect flight
Prof. Dr. Stephen Harding
School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, NCMH Building, Sutton Bonington, LE12 5RD, UK
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Interests: Sizes, shapes and interactions of biological macromolecules in solution; DNA
Prof. Dr. Eyke Hüllermeier
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Marburg University, Hans-Meerwein-Str., Marburg, Germany
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Interests: machine learning; bioinformatics; systems biology; structural biology
Prof. Dr. Mike S.M. Jetten
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Huygens Building HG 02.339, Radboud University Nijmegen, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Interests: discovery; ecology; physiology; interaction and application of new (anaerobic) micro-organisms and pathways involved in the global element cycles; anaerobic ammonium and methane oxidation; application of anaerobic bacteria for nitrogen and sulfur removal from water and air streams; (meta) genomics and proteomics of anaerobic microbes
Prof. Dr. John Korstad
Department of Biology, Oral Roberts University, 7777 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74171, USA
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Interests: limnology (lake ecology); aquaculture; biofuels (particularly algae biofuels); phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions; sustainability
Prof. Dr. Rob Krams
Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Interests: systems biology; synthetic biology; modelling; RNAi; mechanotransduction
Assoc. Prof. Gerton Lunter
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
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Interests: Population genetics; Non-coding functional genomics; Statistical modeling and Machine Learning
Dr. Helder Maiato
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto Rua Alfredo Allen, 208, 4200–135 Porto, PORTUGAL
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Prof. Dr. Eiji Miyoshi
Department of Molecular Biochemistry and Clinical Investigation, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
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Interests: gastroenterology; glycobiology; biochemistry; hepatology
Prof. Andrés Moya
Integrative Systems Biology Institute, University of Valencia and CSIC, Valencia, Spain
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Interests: genetics; biological evolution; experimental and genome evolution; philosophy of biology; study of the human and animal microbiome under an evolutionary and system biology perspective
Dr. Victoriano Mulero
Department of Cell Biology and Histology, Faculty of Biology, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
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Interests: inflammasome; melanoma; psoriasis; neutrophil; macrophages; zebrafish
Dr. Dennis L. Murray
Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7B8, Canada
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Interests: population ecology; behavioral ecology; conservation biology; ecological modeling
Prof. Dr. Ruth Nussinov
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
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Interests: protein structure; dynamycs and function
Prof. Dr. William C. Parks
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., A9403, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
Interests: tissue repair; metalloproteinases; extracellular matrix; cell migration; cell adhesion; innate immunity; host defense
Prof. Dr. Stephen Pennington
Department of Pathology, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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Interests: protein biomarkers, oncology, inflammatory arthritis, MRM, mass spectrometry, clinical diagnostics
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Special Issue in Biology: Advances in Proteomics Methods
Special Issue in Proteomes: Proteomic Biomarkers in Human Diseases
Prof. Dr. Reza Pezeshki
Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Memphis, 3774 Walker Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152-3530, USA
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Interests: soil-plant interactions; plant gas exchange and water relations responses to root zone hypoxic/anoxic conditions; the effects of natural (drought, flooding) and anthropogenic factors (pollutants, oil spill) on survival, productivity, and distribution of wetland plants
Prof. Dr. Roland J. Pieters
Department of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, PO Box 80082, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Interests: protein-carbohydrate interactions; lectins; glycosidases; carbohydrate microarrays; multivalency; bacterial adhesion; viral adhesion; O-GlcNAcylation
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Special Issue in Molecules: Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions
Prof. Pabulo H. Rampelotto
Center of Biotechnology and PPGBCM, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Interests: biotechnology; next generation sequencing; metagenomics; molecular biology and biochemistry of microorganisms; extremophiles; grand challenges
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Special Issue in Life: Extremophiles and Extreme Environments
Special Issue in Biology: Polar Microbiology: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives
Special Issue in Biomolecules: Enzymes and Their Biotechnological Applications
Special Issue in Microorganisms: Advances and New Perspectives in Microbial Research
Special Issue in Genes: Grand Celebration: 10th Anniversary of the Human Genome Project
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Advances and New Perspectives in Marine Biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Ger Rijkers
Department of Sciences, University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, The Netherlands
Laboratory for Medical Microbiology and Immunology, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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Interests: pneumococcal polysaccharide; pneumococcal conjugate vaccines; influenza vaccination; immunotherapy; ageing; immunocompromised; travel vaccination
Prof. Dr. Nicoletta Sacchi
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
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Interests: genome wide epigenetic control of transcription; transcription factors and nuclear receptors; regulatory RNAs
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Cancer Epigenetics
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Cancer Epigenetics 2018
Prof. Dr. Allan M. Showalter
Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Porter Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979, USA
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Interests: plant cell walls; biofuels; DNA barcoding; bioinformatics; halophytes
Prof. Dr. Teja Tscharntke
Agroecology, Goettingen University, Grisebachstr. 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Interests: ecology; biodiversity and associated ecosystem services; community ecology; agroecology; plant-insect multitrophic interactions
Prof. Dr. John J. Tyson
Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
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Interests: cell cycle regulation; signaling network dynamics; cell differentiation processes; oscillations and bistability in chemical reaction systems; pattern formation and traveling waves in chemical reaction systems
Prof. Dr. Jim O. Vigoreaux
Department of Biology, University of Vermont, USA
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Interests: insect flight muscle; thick filaments; myosin binding proteins; molecular evolution; proteomics
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Special Issue in Biology: Muscle Structure and Function
Prof. Dr. Kurt Wüthrich *
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA and Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, ETH Hönggerberg, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
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Interests: molecular structural biology; protein science and structural genomics; nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy with biological macromolecules in solution
* Winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Dr. Jun Zou
Scottish Fish Immunology Research Centre, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
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Interests: comparative immunology; fish cytokines, interferons and antiviral immunity
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