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Dr. Francisco Monjo Luis
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MDPI Barcelona Office, Avenida Madrid 95, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Prof. Dr. Jürg Bähler
Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment and UCL Cancer Institute, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
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Interests: gene regulation; genomics; transcriptomics; next-generation sequencing; non-coding RNAs; genome evolution; fission yeast; oxidative stress response; cellular quiescence and ageing
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Editorial Board

Prof. Franco Alhaique
Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Interests: matrices; micro/nano-beads and films for drug delivery; hydrogels for modified drug release and/or as scaffolds in tissue engineering; physico-chemical characterization of hydrogels vesicles for drug delivery
Prof. Dr. Chris T. Amemiya
1. Director of Molecular Genetics and Genome Resource Center, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, 1201 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101-2795, USA
2. Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
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Interests: genome organization and evolution; evo-devo; immunogenetics; genetics of disease; zoology
Prof. Dr. Seth Blackshaw
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, BRB 332 733 N. Broadway Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
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Interests: transcriptional control of neural and glial development; protein SUMOylation; noncoding RNAs; functional proteomics; chronobiology
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Special Issue: Protein SUMOylation
Prof. Dr. Philip E. Bourne
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
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Interests: structural bioinformatics; molecular visualization; early stage drug discovery; drug off-target effects and polypharmacology; protein evolution; cell signaling
Prof. Dr. Michael Breitenbach
Department of Cell Biology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstraße 34, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Interests: yeast; genetics; aging; oxidative stress; NADPH oxidase; metabolic regulation; mitochondria; respiration; apoptosis
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Special Issue: Oxidative Stress and Oxygen Radicals
Prof. Dr. Mario Capecchi *
Department of Human Genetics and Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
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Interests: molecular genetic analysis of mammalian development; neurogenesis; organogenesis; patterning of the vertebral column; limb development; modeling of human disease in the mouse, from cancer to neuropsychiatric disorders
* 2007 Nobel Laureate, Physiology and Medicine with Oliver Smithies and Martin Evans
Prof. Dr. Gordon G. Carmichael
Genetics & Developmental Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-3301, USA
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Interests: long noncoding RNAs; antisense RNA; RNA editing; RNA processing
Prof. Dr. John A. Carver
Director, Research School of Chemistry, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
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Interests: peptide and protein structure; function and interactions; molecular chaperone proteins; protein aggregation
Prof. Dr. Tai Cheng Chen
Director of Core Assay Laboratory, Clinical Translational Science Institute, Boston University, School of Medicine, Rm M-1022, 715 Albany St., Boston MA 02118, USA
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Interests: vitamin D; enzymology; biomarker analyses; cancers; metabolism; adipogenesis
Prof. Dr. Olivier Coux
Centre de Recherches de Biochimie Macromoléculaire (CRBM), CNRS-UMII UMR5237, Universités Montpellier 1 and 2, 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier cedex 05, France
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Interests: proteasome and its regulators; p53 and Cdc25B ubiquitylation and degradation
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Special Issue: Proteasomes and Its Regulators
Prof. Dr. Pier Paolo Di Fiore
IFOM- FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Via Adamello 16, 20139 Milan, Italy
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Interests: endocytosis in signalling and cancer; cancer stem cells; cancer-specific signatures
Prof. Dr. Peter Eckl
Department of Cell Biology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Interests: ; oxidative stress; lipid peroxidation; apoptosis; degenerative disease
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Special Issue: Oxidative Stress and Oxygen Radicals
Prof. Dr. Maria Figueiredo-Pereira
Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College, City University of New York, 695 Park Avenue, Room 827N, New York, NY 10065, USA
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Interests: ubiquitin/proteasome pathway; neuroinflammation; prostaglandin J2
Prof. Dr. Joachim Frank
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
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Interests: cryo-electron microscopy; three-dimensional reconstruction; the mechanism of protein biosynthesis
Prof. Dr. Shiroh Futaki
Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
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Interests: peptide and protein engineering; in-cell chemistry; drug delivery
Prof. Dr. Frank G. Grosveld
Erasmus Medical Center (Faculty of Medicine), Department of Cell Biology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Dr Molewaterplein 50, 3015GE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: transcription factors/gene regulation; genomic interactions; genomic structure development and differentaition of the mammalian hematopoietic system
Prof. Dr. Fumio Hanaoka
Department of Life Science, Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University, 1-5-1 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8588, Japan
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Interests: molecular mechanisms of translesion synthesis and nucleotide excision repair; understanding the cellular responses to DNA damages; interactions between cell cycle control and DNA repair
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Special Issue: DNA Damage Response
Prof. Dr. Yusuf A. Hannun
Director of Stony Brook Cancer Center, Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine, Joel Kenny Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Health Science Center, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
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Interests: bioactive lipids; ceramide; sphingolipids; sphingomyelinases; protein kinase C; protein phosphatases
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Special Issue: Sphingolipids and Bioactive Lipids
Prof. Dr. Terry Hébert
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University, Room 1303 McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal, Québec H3G 1Y6, Canada
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Interests: G protein-coupled receptors; ion channels; cellular signalling; drug discovery; biosensors
Prof. Dr. Thomas Helleday
Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Professor of Translational Medicine Science for Life Laboratory, Division of Translational Medicine and Chemical Biology Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Box 1031, S-171 21 Stockholm, Sweden
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Interests: DNA damage signalling; homologous recombination at replication forks in mammalian cells
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Special Issue: DNA Damage Response
Prof. Dr. Johannes M. Herrmann
Cell Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Erwin-Schrodinger-Strasse 13, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Interests: mitochondria; respiratory chain; protein translocation across membranes
Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Heyer
Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology & Molecular , University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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Interests: regulation and mechanisms of homologous recombination; genome stability; DNA damage response
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Special Issue: DNA Damage Response
Prof. Dr. Michael Ibba
Department of Microbiology and Center for RNA Biology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1292, USA
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Interests: translation; the genetic code; quality control; tRNA biology; microbial; stress response
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Special Issue: Functions of Transfer RNAs
Prof. Dr. Peter Kaiser
Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, University of California, 240D Med Sci I (Office Hitachi 127), Irvine, CA 92697-1700, USA
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Interests: protein ubiquitylation; cell cycle control and metabolism
Prof. Dr. Eric B. Kmiec
Director, Gene Editing Institute, Center for Translational Cancer Research, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 4300, Newark, DE 19713, USA
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Interests: gene editing; Programmable Nucleases (CRISPR, TALENS); genetic recombination; DNA damage response
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Special Issue: Gene Editing
Prof. Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Center for Evolutionary Medicine & Informatics, Biodesign Institute (office A-240), School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, AZ 85287, USA
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Interests: personal genomics; disease origins; functional proteomics; discovery bioinformatics
Prof. Dr. Marie-Paule Lefranc
Montpellier University, Honorary Senior Member of the University Institute of France, Chair of Immunogenetics and Immunoinformatics, IMGT® Founder and Director IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system®, Laboratoire d'ImmunoGénétique Moléculaire LIGM, Institut de Génétique Humaine IGH, UPR CNRS 1142, 141 rue de la Cardonille, 34396 Montpellier cedex 5, France
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Interests: immunoglobulin; antibody engineering; antibody humanization; T cell receptor; immunoglobulin superfamily; IMGT; IMGT-ONTOLOGY
Prof. Dr. Michael J. May
Department of Animal Biology (OVH 200E), The School of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Interests: NF-κB signaling in immunity and inflammation; IKK complex activation; vascular inflammation and the role of the endothelium in inflammatory diseases; cell penetrating peptides; targeting NF-κB in vivo using genetic and pharmacological approaches
Prof. Dr. Shigeo Murata
Laboratory of Protein Metabolism, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
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Interests: protein degradation; ubiquitin; proteasome; protein quality control
Prof. Shona Murphy
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RE, UK
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Interests: transcription; RNA processing; pol II CTD; CTD kinases; transcription elongation; snRNA genes
Prof. Dr. Viswanathan Natarajan
Department of Pharmacology and Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 909 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612, USA
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Interests: oxidants endothelial cell signaling and lung injury; expression, regulation and role of NOX proteins in hyperoxia-induced lung injury; cytoskeletal regulation of NADPH oxidase in endothelium; sphingolipids in the pathobiology of sepsis-induced lung injury - S1P lyase as a target for therapy; sphingosine kinase1 as a novel target in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisnd pulmonary hypertension; autotaxin, LPA and LPA receptors in asthma
Prof. Dr. Natalia Osna
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68105, USA
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Interests: hepatitis C, B and other viral hepatitis; alcoholic liver disease; innate immunity; antigen presentation; proteasome; autophagy; humanized mice (animal models for hepatitis study)
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Topical Collection: Multi-Organ Alcohol-Related Damage: Mechanisms and Treatment
Prof. Dr. Eugene Permyakov
Director of the Institute for Biological Instrumentation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 7 Institutskaya str., Pushchino, Moscow region 142290, Russia
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Interests: metal binding proteins; calcium binding proteins; intrinsically disordered proteins; intrinsic protein fluorescence; parvalbumin; α-lactalbumin; S100 proteins; recoverin
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Special Issue: Metal Binding Proteins
Prof. Dr. J. David Puett
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA; Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
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Interests: gonadotropins and their cognate G protein-coupled receptors; biochemical endocrinology; cancer biology
Prof. Dr. Jeroen Roelofs
Assistant professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Program, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, 338 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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Interests: proteasome; protein degradation; ubiquitin; chaperones; autophagy, AAA-ATPases; assembly of protein complexes
Prof. Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi
Donald Bren Professor, Director 'Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism', 324 Sprague Hall, University of California, Irvine, California 92697-4625, USA
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Interests: molecular biology; epigenetics; physiology; stem cells
Prof. Dr. Steven Stacker
Head, Tumour Angiogenesis Program, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 1 St. Andrew's Place, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
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Interests: tumor metastasis; angiogenesis; lymphangiogenesis; VEGFs; Wnt/Ryk signaling
Dr. Kazuaki Takabe
Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine,West Hospital 7-402, 1200 East Broad Street, Richmond VA 23298-0011, USA
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Interests: sphingosine-1-phosphate; cancer biology; metastasis; angiogenesis; lymphangiogenesis; breast cancer; colon cancer
Dr. Sarah Teichmann
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK
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Interests: structural bioinformatics; protein complexes, assembly, biophysics; genomics; immunology
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Tell
Laboratory of Molecular Biology and DNA repair, Department Of Medical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Piazzale M. Kolbe 4, 33100 Udine, Italy
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Interests: base Excision DNA Repair (BER) and cancer; non-canonical roles of DNA repair proteins; DNA damage signaling; proteomics; gene expression
Prof. Dr. Moriya Tsuji
HIV and Malaria Vaccine Program, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Affiliate of The Rockefeller University, 455 First Ave, Room 747, New York, NY 10016, USA
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Interests: malaria; protozoa; HIV; vaccine; cell-mediated immunity; adjuvant
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Special Issue: Animal Model to Study Viral Immunity
Prof. Dr. Hans Vliegenthart
Bijvoet Center, Division Bioorganic Chemistry, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, NL 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Interests: carbohydrates; glycoconjugates; unsaturated fatty acids; lipoxygenase and related enzymes
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Special Issue: Challenges in Glycan, Glycoprotein and Proteoglycan Research
Prof. Dr. Paul Wentworth, Jr.
1 The Scripps-Oxford Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU, UK
2 Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA
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Interests: utilizing principles grounded in bioorganic- biological- and physical organic-chemistry; biochemistry and molecular biology; antibody-catalyzed water oxidation pathway; cholesterol ozonolysis products and atherosclerosis; inflammatory aldehydes and misfolding diseases
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey A Yoder
Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University, 1060 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA
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Interests: innate immunology; comparative genomics; evolution of muti-gene families; modeling disease in zebrafish; antimicrobial peptides; immunotoxicology

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