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MDPI Tongzhou Office, Room 2207, Jincheng Center, No. 21 Cuijingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101101, China


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
Interests: immunity; inflammation; vascular disease; gene regulation; protein structure; function
Prof. Dr. Jukka Finne
Associate Editor
Department of Biosciences, Division of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, P. O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 9), Helsinki, FI 00014, Finland
Interests: glycobiology; glycoproteins, polysialic acid; bacterial adhesion

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Nicoletta Sacchi
Department of Cancer Genetics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
Interests: genome wide epigenetic control of transcription; transcription factors and nuclear receptors; regulatory RNAs
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Cancer Epigenetics
Dr. Jack Gray
Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E2, Canada
Interests: neural control of animal behaviour, especially visual sensory processing for guidance of insect flight
Prof. Dr. Reza Pezeshki
Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Memphis, 3774 Walker Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152-3530, USA
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. Edward L. Braun
Department of Biology, University of Florida, P.O. Box 118525, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: biodiversity; bioinformatics; computational biology; evolutionary biology; genomics; molecular evolution; phylogenetics; phylogenomics; science education; systematics
Prof. Dr. Pamela K. Elf
Math, Science and Technology Department, University of Minnesota Crookston, Crookston, MN 56716, USA
Interests: temperature-dependent sex determination; steroid hormone effects on development in avian and reptilian species
Dr. Dennis L. Murray
Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7B8, Canada
Interests: population ecology; behavioral ecology; conservation biology; ecological modeling
Prof. Dr. Fevzi Daldal
103B Carolyn Lynch Laboratory, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: cytochrome and cytochrome complexes structure function regulation; maturation and biogenesis
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
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
Prof. Dr. Ruth Nussinov
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Interests: protein structure; dynamycs and function
Prof. Dr. Teja Tscharntke
Agroecology, Goettingen University, Grisebachstr. 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: ecology; biodiversity and associated ecosystem services; community ecology; agroecology; plant-insect multitrophic interactions
Prof. Dr. Christian D. Doerig
Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Building 76, level 1, Room 153, Clayton, Australia
Interests: molecular parasitology; malaria; kinomics of parasitic infections; signalling
Prof. Dr. Stephen Harding
School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, NCMH Building, Sutton Bonington, LE12 5RD, UK
Interests: Sizes, shapes and interactions of biological macromolecules in solution; DNA
Prof. Dr. Douglas S. Glazier
Department of Biology, Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652, USA
Interests: biological scaling; physiological ecology; life-history evolution; metabolism; zoology
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
Interests: plant cell walls; biofuels; DNA barcoding; bioinformatics; halophytes
Prof. Dr. Andrew Clayton
Centre for Micro-Photonics (H34), Swinburne University of Technology, John Street, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
Interests: biophysics; biochemistry; membrane peptides; membrane proteins; receptors; tryptophan fluorescence; cell signalling; fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy; polarisation microscopy
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
Dr. Lawrence A. Kelley
Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Interests: computational modelling and prediction of protein sequence/structure/function relationships; protein folding; close and remote homology modelling; machine learning
Prof. Dr. Arthur J.L. Cooper
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA
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)
Contribution: Special Issue: Enzymes of Glutamate Metabolism in Health and Disease
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
Interests: thyroid cell biology and cancer
Prof. Dr. John Korstad
Department of Biology, Oral Roberts University, 7777 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74171, USA
Interests: limnology (lake ecology); aquaculture; biofuels (particularly algae biofuels); phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions; sustainability
Prof. Dr. Holger Fröhlich
UCB Biosciences GmbH, Alfred-Nobel-Strasse 10, 40789 Monheim, Germany
Interests: bioinformatics (diagnostic and prognostic biomarker discovery; network biology)
Prof. Dr. Paul Dietl
Institute of General Physiology, University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Interests: mechanotransduction; stretch signalling; lung physiology; surfactant; exocytosis; epithelial secretion; purinergic signalling in epithelia; pulmonary epithelium; pulmonary transport
Prof. Dr. Eyke Hüllermeier
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Marburg University, Hans-Meerwein-Str., Marburg, Germany
Interests: machine learning; bioinformatics; systems biology; structural biology
Prof. Dr. Constance I. Nugent
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of California Riverside, 900 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Interests: telomeres; genome integrity; DNA replication; checkpoints
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
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. Spencer Benson
Professor Faculty of Health Science University of Macau Macau, SAR, China
Interests: science education; bacterial membranes; bacterial genetics; microbial physiology; microbial signaling pathways
Prof. Dr. Rob Krams
Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Interests: systems biology; synthetic biology; modelling; RNAi; mechanotransduction
Prof. Dr. Stephen R. Pennington
UCD Conway Institute, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
Interests: human disease biomarker discovery and translation to clinical utility; quantitative proteomics
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Proteomics Methods
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Polar Microbiology: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives
In other journals:
Special Issue: Extremophiles and Extreme Environments
Special Issue: Enzymes and Their Biotechnological Applications
Special Issue: Advances and New Perspectives in Microbial Research
Special Issue: Grand Celebration: 10th Anniversary of the Human Genome Project
Special Issue: Advances and New Perspectives in Marine Biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Tamas Dalmay
School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
Contribution: Special Issue: Insights from Plant Genomes
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Screening for Biologically Active Compounds
Prof. Dr. Annette Graham
Life Sciences, School of Health and Life Sciences, and the Institute for Applied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
Interests: Intracellular lipid transport in health and disease; lipid and lipoprotein metabolism; vascular contributions to diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
Contribution: Special Issue: Lipid Metabolism
Prof. Dr. Jim O. Vigoreaux
Department of Biology, University of Vermont, USA
Interests: insect flight muscle; thick filaments; myosin binding proteins; molecular evolution; proteomics
Contribution: Special Issue: Muscle Structure and Function
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