Biology — Editors

Editors

Prof. Dr. Chris O'Callaghan
Editor-in-Chief
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
Department of Biosciences, Division of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, P. O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 9), Helsinki, FI 00014, 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: Screening for Biologically Active Compounds
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. Bruce A. Bowerman
Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
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Interests: Cytoskeletal regulation and function during early C. elegans embryogenesis; Oocyte meiotic spindle assembly; Cell polarity; Mitotic spindle assembly
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
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. 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: Enzymes of Glutamate Metabolism in Health and Disease
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: Insights from Plant Genomes
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. 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: 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
Dr. Lawrence A. Kelley
Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Interests: computational modelling and prediction of protein sequence/structure/function relationships; protein folding; close and remote homology modelling; machine learning
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
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. 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
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Interests: telomeres; genome integrity; DNA replication; checkpoints
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
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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: Advances in Proteomics Methods
Special Issue: 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. Pabulo H. Rampelotto
Center of Biotechnology and PPGBCM, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
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Interests: biotechnology; next generation sequencing; metagenomics; molecular biology and biochemistry of microorganisms; extremophiles; grand challenges
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Special Issue: Extremophiles and Extreme Environments
Special Issue: Polar Microbiology: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives
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. 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: immunology; vaccination; microbiota; cognition; metabolism
Prof. Dr. Nicoletta Sacchi
Department of Cancer Genetics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 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: Cancer Epigenetics
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. 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: 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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