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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
Tel. +44 2031 081602; Fax: +44 2076 797096
Interests: gene regulation; genomics; transcriptomics; next-generation sequencing; non-coding RNAs; genome evolution; fission yeast; oxidative stress response; cellular quiescence and ageing

Assistant Editor
Ms. Rongrong Leng
MDPI Tongzhou Office, Room 2207, Jincheng Center, No. 21 Cuijingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101101, China
Tel. +86 10 8152 1170; Fax: +86 10 5901 1089

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Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland

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
Tel. +39 064 993 605
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
Tel. +1-(206)-287-1011(Office); +1-(206)-287-1010 (Lab)
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
Tel. (443) 287-5609; Fax: (410) 502-1872
Interests: transcriptional control of neural and glial development; protein SUMOylation; noncoding RNAs; functional proteomics; chronobiology
Contribution: 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
Tel. +1 858 534 8301; Fax: +1 858 822 0873
Interests: structural bioinformatics; molecular visualization; early stage drug discovery; drug off-target effects and polypharmacology; protein evolution; cell signaling

Prof. Dr. Mario Capecchi *
Department of Human Genetics and Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Tel. +1 801 581-7096; Fax: +1 801 585-3425
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
Tel. +1-860-679-2259; Fax: +1-860-679-8345
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
Tel. +61 2 6125 9747; Fax: +61 2 6125 0750
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
Tel. +1 617 638 4543; Fax: +1 617 638 8898
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
Interests: proteasome and its regulators; p53 and Cdc25B ubiquitylation and degradation
Contribution: Special Issue: Proteasomes and Its Regulators

Prof. Dr. Pier Paolo Di Fiore
IFOM- FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Via Adamello 16, 20139 Milan, Italy
Tel. +39 2 574303247; Fax: +39 02 94375991
Interests: endocytosis in signalling and cancer; cancer stem cells; cancer-specific signatures

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
Tel. +1-(212)-772-5227; Fax: +1-(212)-650-3565
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
Tel. +1 212 305 9510
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
Tel. +81 774 38 3210; Fax: +81 774 32 3038
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
Tel. +31 0 10 4087593
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
Tel. +81 3 3986 0221 ext. 6457; Fax: +81 3 5992 1029
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
Contribution: 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
Tel. +1 631 444 8067; Fax: +1 631 444 2661
Interests: bioactive lipids; ceramide; sphingolipids; sphingomyelinases; protein kinase C; protein phosphatases
Contribution: 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
Tel. +1-514 398 1398; Fax: +1-514 398 6690
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
Tel. +46 8 524 815 30
Interests: DNA damage signalling; homologous recombination at replication forks in mammalian cells
Contribution: Special Issue: DNA Damage Response

Prof. Dr. Johannes M. Herrmann
Cell Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Erwin-Schrodinger-Strasse 13, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Tel. +49 631 2052406; Fax: +49 631 2052492
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
Tel. +1 530 752 3001; Fax: +1 530 752 3011
Interests: regulation and mechanisms of homologous recombination; genome stability; DNA damage response
Contribution: 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
Tel. +1-614-292-2120; Fax: +1-614-292-8120
Interests: translation; the genetic code; quality control; tRNA biology; microbial; stress response
Contribution: In other journals:
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
Tel. +1-(949)-824-9442 (office); +1-(949)-824-9441 (lab); Fax: +1-(949)-824-2688
Interests: protein ubiquitylation; cell cycle control and metabolism

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
Tel. +1 480 727 6949; Fax: +1 480 965 6899
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
Tel. +33 4 34 35 99 65; Fax: +33 4 34 35 99 01
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
Tel. +1 (215) 573 0940; Fax: +1 (215) 573 5186
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
Tel. +81 3 5841 4803; Fax: +81 3 5841 4805
Interests: protein degradation; ubiquitin; proteasome; protein quality control

Prof. Dr. Viswanathan Natarajan
Department of Pharmacology and Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 909 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Tel. +1 312 355 5896; Fax: +1 312 996 7193
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
Tel. +1-402-995-3735
Interests: hepatitis C, B and other viral hepatitis; alcoholic liver disease; innate immunity; antigen presentation; proteasome; autophagy; humanized mice (animal models for hepatitis study)
Contribution: Special Issue: 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
Tel. +7 916 180 78 83; +7 495 624 57 49; Fax: +7 4967 33 05 22
Interests: metal binding proteins; calcium binding proteins; intrinsically disordered proteins; intrinsic protein fluorescence; parvalbumin; α-lactalbumin; S100 proteins; recoverin
Contribution: 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
Tel. +1 706 542 0004; Fax: +1 706 542 0182
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
Tel. +1-785-532-3969 (office); +1-785-532-6517 (lab)
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
Tel. +1 949 824 4540 (office); +1 949 824 8056 (lab); Fax: +1 949 824 2078
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
Tel. +613 9656 5263
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
Tel. +1 804 828-9322; Fax: +1 804 828 4808
Interests: sphingosine-1-phosphate; cancer biology; metastasis; angiogenesis; lymphangiogenesis; breast cancer; colon cancer

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
Tel. +1 212 448 5021; Fax: +1 212 725 1126
Interests: malaria; protozoa; HIV; vaccine; cell-mediated immunity; adjuvant
Contribution: In other journals:
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
Tel. +3130 253 2168/2281
Interests: carbohydrates; glycoconjugates; unsaturated fatty acids; lipoxygenase and related enzymes
Contribution: 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
Tel. +44 1865 285434 or +1 858 784 2576; Fax: +44 1865 285329 or +1 858 784 7385
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
Tel. +1 (919) 515 7406
Interests: innate immunology; comparative genomics; evolution of muti-gene families; modeling disease in zebrafish; antimicrobial peptides; immunotoxicology

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