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International Journal of Molecular Sciences — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Molecular Biophysics'

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Prof. Dr. Ian A. Nicholls
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden
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Interests: biomimetic systems; complex mixture modelling and spectroscopic studies of biological; synthetic and hybrid systems
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Imprinting Science and Technology
Special Issue in Molecules: Synthesis and Applications of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vladimir N. Uversky
Section Editor-in-Chief
Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
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Interests: intrinsically disordered proteins; protein folding; protein misfolding; partially folded proteins; protein aggregation; protein structure; protein function; protein biophysics; protein bioinformatics; conformational diseases; protein–ligand interactions; protein–protein interactions
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: In-Silico Prediction and Characterization of Intrinsic Disorder in Proteins
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in the Norm and Pathology: In-Silico Perspective
Special Issue in Biomolecules: Intrinsically Disordered Proteins and Chronic Diseases
Special Issue in Biomolecules: Calcium Binding Proteins: Structure, Properties, Functions
Special Issue in Biomolecules: Biomolecules: Insights from Single Molecule, Single Cell, and Systems Biology Perspectives
Dr. Bin Xue
Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620-5150, USA
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Interests: bioinformatics; computational biology; computational protein structural biology; protein intrinsic disorder; non-coding RNA; regulation network
Dr. Elena Martínez
Affiliation: Group Leader at Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona, Spain; Associate Lecturer at University of Barcelona (UB), Barcelona, Spain
Interests: nano and micropatterning; ligand-receptor and cell-substrate interactions; microengineered extracellular matrices; in vitro modelling; regenerative medicine
Assoc. Prof. Eva Estébanez-Perpiñá
Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine, Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB), Edifici Helix, Carrer Baldiri Reixac 15-21, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: nuclear receptors; androgen receptor; structure-function relationship; crystal structures; allosteric modulators; allostery; antiandrogens; prostate cancer; mutations; X-ray crystallography; biochemistry; biophysics
Prof. Dr. Rashid Giniatullin
A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, P.O.Box 1627/Neulaniementie 2, 70211 Kuopio, Finland
Interests: synaptic transmission; neuronal plasticity; neuron-glia interactions; neuronal networks; purinergic mechanisms; neurotransmitter receptors in health and disease; receptor desensitization; receptor trafficking; modelling of receptor kinetics; mitochondria; reactive oxygen species; molecular and cellular mechanisms of pain and analgesia; migraine; neuroprotection
Prof. James K. Bashkin
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Benton Hall 221, University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121, USA
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Interests: antiviral strategies; DNA-binding molecules; DNA-binding polyamides; small DNA tumor viruses; negative strand RNA viruses; HPV; bioorganic; biomimetic; organic chemistry; NextGen sequencing; green chemistry; biochemistry; biophysical; synthetic; analytical chemistry; bioinorganic chemistry
Prof. Dr. Weontae Lee
Department of Biochemistry, College of Life Science & Biotechnology, Yonsei University, 134 Shinchon-Dong, Seodaemoon-Gu, Seoul, 120-749, Korea
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Interests: structure-function of oncogenic proteins, GPCR and proteogylycans; structural biology; protein dynamics; structure-based drug design; protein biochemistry; X-ray free electron crystallography
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Protein X-Ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) Crystallography: A Novel Technology for Membrane Protein Structure and Drug Design
Prof. Dr. Thomas C. Irving
Department of Biological Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA
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Interests: biophysics of muscle contraction; non-crystalline x-ray diffraction; synchrotron radiation instrumentation
Prof. Dr. Andrea Cavalli
Computational Sciences, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Morego 30, 16163 Genova, Italy
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Interests: molecular dynamics; computational chemistry; drug discovery; cancer; Alzheimer's disease; dynamic docking; enhanced sampling; neglected tropical diseases
Dr. Paulino Gómez-Puertas
Molecular Modelling Group, Center of Molecular Biology “Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM), Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: molecular modelling; molecular dynamics; drug design; simulation of enzymatic reactions; QM/MM; protein-protein interactions; protein-ligand interactions
Prof. Dr. Hang Hubert Yin
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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Interests: membrane biophysics; computational simulation; chemical biology; drug discovery
Prof. Dr. Christian Huck
Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, CCB-Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine, Leopold-Franzens University, Innrain 80-82, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel. +4351250757304
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Interests: vibrational spectroscopy; separation science; enrichment techniques; mass spectrometry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Advances of Vibrational Spectroscopic Technologies in Life Sciences
Special Issue in Molecules: Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging and Mapping
Prof. Dr. Angela Lombardi
Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Department of Chemical Sciences, Naples, Italy
Tel. +39 081 674418; Fax: +39 081 674418
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Interests: synthetic metalloproteins; heme- and non-heme- iron containing protein mimics; protein design; de novo design; peptide and protein chemistry; metalloenzyme functional characterization; spectroscopic and structural characterization; coordination chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry; structure/function relationships of metalloproteins and metalloenzymes; application of metalloenzymes and their mimics in biosensing, catalysis, diagnostics; drug design; design of constrained peptides
Prof. Dr. Constantinos Stathopoulos
Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Patras, 1 Asklipiou st., 26504 Patras, Greece
Fax: +30 2610 969167
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Interests: tRNA; mRNA; riboswitches; antibiotics; aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases; ribonucleases; translation; ribosome; tRFs
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Non-Coding RNAs
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Non-Coding RNAs 2012
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Functions of Transfer RNAs
Prof. Dr. Krishna Rajarathnam
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UT Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA
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Interests: protein structure; protein dynamics; protein engineering; thermodynamics; macromolecular recognition; protein-glycosaminoglycan interactions; molecular biophysics; chemokines; GPCR activation
Prof. Dr. Jiri Vondrasek
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nam. 542/2, Prague CZ-16610, Czech Republic
Tel. +420 220 410 324
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Interests: bioinformatics; protein-protein interactions; proteins structure; function and dynamics; intrinsically disordered proteins; molecular dynamics simulation; chemical biology; cheminformatics; ab initio calculations
Prof. Dr. Nicholas Delihas
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, School of Medicine, 158 Life Sciences Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
Fax: +1 631 632 9797
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Interests: regulation of gene expression by small RNAs; functions of non-coding genomic regions; repetitive sequences in human chromosome 22
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Regulation by non-coding RNAs 2013
Prof. Dr. Ray Luo
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
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Interests: computational analysis of biomolecular sequence, structure, dynamics, and function
Dr. Johan Rosengren
School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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Interests: biomolecular NMR spectroscopy; peptide and protein structure; peptide drug design; cyclic peptide; peptide chemistry; neuropeptide
Prof. Dr. Stefano Leporatti
CNR Nanotec-Istituto di Nanotecnologia, Via Monteroni, c/o Campus Ekotecne, 73100 Lecce (LE), Italy
Tel. +39-083-231-9829
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Interests: nanomedicine; cytomechanics; drug delivery; scanning force microscopy; polymer nanocapsules; halloysite clay nanotubes; drug nanocolloids; nano-micelles
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Nanocolloids for Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery
Special Issue in Cancers: Nanotechnology and Cancer
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymer Clay Nano-composites
Prof. Dr. Klaus Brandenburg
Forschungszentrum Borstel, Leibniz-Zentrum für Medizin und Biowissenschaften, Parkallee 1-40, D-23845 Borstel, Germany
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Interests: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS); sepsis; antimicrobial peptides (AMP); Membrane biophysics; bacterial infection; bacterial resistance; Isothermal titration calorimetry; X-ray scattering
Prof. Dr. Kevin H. Mayo
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Tel. 001 612 625 9968
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Interests: structural biology; NMR spectroscopy; biophysical methods; protein and carbohydrate structures and their interactions; galectins; chemokines; drug development and discovery; angiogenesis; oncology; cardiovascular disease
Prof. Dr. Niels H. Andersen
Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
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Interests: thermodynamics and structural features of drug and protein design; NMR determinations of polypeptide structure and dynamics; IR- and fluorescence-monitored T-jump kinetics for folding pathways; CD studies of the melting of secondary and tertiary structure
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Paci
Department of Chemical Science and Technologies, Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
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Interests: structural biology; NMR spectroscopy; structure and dynamics of proteins; bioinorganic chemistry; protein-protein interaction; peptide conformation and bioactivity; peptide membrane interaction
Prof. Dr. Takayuki Uchihashi
Laboratory of Biomolecular Dynamics and Function, Department of Physics, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
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Interests: single-molecule biophysics; protein dynamics; protein assembly; atomic force microscopy; optical microscopy
Prof. Dr. Koichi Kato
Department of Creative Research, Biomolecular Organization Research Group, Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, Japan
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Interests: biomolecular ordering; glycobiophysics; biomolecular NMR spectroscopy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Antibodies: Structure and Function of Antibodies
Dr. Amelia Casamassimi
Department of Precision Medicine, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Via L. De Crecchio 7- 80138 Naples, Italy
Tel. +390815667579; Fax: +39081450169
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Interests: genome structure; DNA structure and dynamics; mutation analysis; structure-function relationships; protein-DNA interactions; RNA structure; nucleic acid-protein interactions; molecular recognition; inter-molecular interactions; protein-ligand binding; transcription machinery and molecular complexes; gene expression analysis; next generation sequencing; alternative splicing; human health and diseases; post-transcriptional and post-translational modifications
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Transcriptional Regulation: Molecules, Involved Mechanisms and Misregulation
Prof. Dr. Istvan Simon
Institute of Enzymology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Tel. +36-1-382-6710
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Interests: protein bioinformatics; protein interactions; membrane proteins; protein stability; intrinsically disordered proteins; protein structure; protein folding; protein biophysics; protein binding; protein dynamics; protein conformation; molecular biophysics; protein refolding; membrane transport proteins; computational structural biology; structural bioinformatics
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Functionally Relevant Macromolecular Interactions of Disordered Proteins
Prof. Dr. Gian G. Tartaglia
Gene Function and Evolution, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: amyloid; protein aggregation; protein folding; molecular chaperones; transcriptomics; protein-RNA networks; transcriptomics; epigenetics; computer aided drug design; protein misfolding; Parkinson’s disease; Alzheimer's disease; RNA
Prof. Dr. Menico Rizzi
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Università del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”, Largo Donegani 2, Novara, Italy
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Interests: crystal structure; protein expression; protein purification; protein crystallization; DNA repair; enzymology; antibiotics; antimicrobials; neuropharmacology; NAD biology; tuberculosis; protein engineering; parasitology; biophysics; structural biology; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; kynurenines
Prof. Dr. R.Holland Cheng
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA
Tel. +1-(530)-9888-659
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Interests: structural biology; 3D image reconstruction; microscopy; vaccine design; virus structures; molecular medicine; genomics; proteomics; metabolomics
Prof. Dr. Laurence Lins
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics at Interface, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, Passage des déportés, B-5030 Gembloux, Belgium
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Interests: molecular modelling; protein sequence analysis; protein and peptide/lipid interaction; membrane interaction; structure-activity reationships (SAR); molecular biophysics
Prof. Dr. Konstantin K. Turoverov
Laboratory of Structural Dynamics, Stability and Folding of Proteins, Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 4 Tikhoretsky Ave., St. Petersburg 194064, Russia
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Interests: protein structure, conformation and dynamics; globule and intrinsically disordered proteins; macromolecular crowding; membraneless organelles; protein aggregates; amyloid fibrils formation and structure; biosensors; biomarkers on the basis of fluorescent proteins and phytochromes; photophysics of fluorescent dyes; molecular rotors; intrinsic fluorescence of proteins; spectrofluorimetry device development
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Amyloid Fibrils and Methods for Their Study
Prof. Dr. José Luis Toca-Herrera
Institut für Biophysik, Department für Nanobiotechnologie, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU), Muthgasse 11, A-1190 Wien, Austria
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Interests: physical Chemistry; colloids and interfaces; scanning probe microscopy; spectroscopy; surface analytical techniques; mechanical properties of biomaterials; soft matter
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Special Issue in Gels: Colloid Chemistry
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrew Clayton
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 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
Dr. Paola Turano
CERM and Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
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Interests: structural biology; spectroscopy; NMR; metabolomics; metabolomics profiling; magnetic resonance spectroscopy; biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance; structural dynamics; biomolecules; bioinorganic chemistry
Prof. Dr. Emil Alexov
Computational Biophysics and Bioinformatics, Department of Physics, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
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Interests: computational modeling of biological macromolecules; predicting molecular effects of disease-causing mutations; personalized medicine; macromolecular interactions; electrostatics
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biophysics of Human Genetic Diseases: Understanding Molecular Effects of Mutations
Prof. Dr. Lukasz Kurgan
Department of Computer Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Tel. +1 780-492-5488; Fax: +1 780-492-1811
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Interests: Structural bioinformatics; protein-ligand interactions; intrinsic disorder; structural genomics
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in the Norm and Pathology: In-Silico Perspective
Prof. Dr. Zongchao Jia
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen's University, K7N 3L6 Kingston, Canada
Tel. 613-533-6277
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Interests: biophysics; X-ray crystallography; protein structure; phosphatases; kinases; bacterial effectors; host-pathogen interactions
Prof. Dr. Nino Russo
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies, Università della Calabria, Via P. Bucci, Ponte Bucci cubo 14c, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
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Interests: theoretical and computational chemistry; density functional theory; antioxidant reaction mechanisms; computational enzymology; homogeneous catalysis; photodynamic therapy; bioinorganic chemistry; structure-activity relationships; excited states; molecular dynamics
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Special Issue in Catalysts: Quantum Chemical Modelling of Enzymatic Reactions
Prof. Dr. Jack A. Tuszynski
Department of Oncology and Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Tel. 1-780-432-8906
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Interests: biophysics; molecular dynamics; docking; p53; molecular modeling; membrane proteins; Monte Carlo simulations; Chaos theory; microtubule dynamics; ion channels; protein structure; protein modeling; molecular physics; biomathematics; dynamical systems; quantum metabolism; actin; tubulin and microtubules; computational drug discovery; bioelectricity
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Special Issue in Systems: Allometric Scaling
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Drug-Protein Interactions and Mechanisms of Action by Structural Modifications Driving Protein Function
Special Issue in Cells: Tubulin: Structure, Functions and Roles in Disease
Prof. Dr. Parkson Lee-Gau Chong
Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
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Interests: liposomes; fluorescence; drug delivery; membrane biophysics
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biophysical Properties of Membranes
Prof. Dr. Yuri Lyubchenko
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, WSH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 986025 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198-6025, USA
Tel. +1-402-559-1971
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Interests: nanomedicine; biophysics; DNA replication and recombination; protein-DNA interaction; chromatin structure and dynamics; Alzheimer's disease; Parkinson's disease; amyloid protein aggregation; protein misfolding; alpha-synuclein; beta amyloid; protein-protein interaction; computational modeling; nanoimaging; single molecule biophysics; force spectroscopy; atomic force microscopy; AFM
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