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Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Mark L. Richter
Molecular Biosciences, Haworth Hall, Room 4031, 1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045-7534, USA
Website: http://www.molecularbiosciences.ku.edu/mark-richter
E-Mail: richter@ku.edu
Interests: ATP hydrolysis-driven motor proteins; biochemical and biophysical approaches to examining mechanisms by which protein-protein interactions lead to large conformational changes resulting in translational or rotational motion; structure and function of the photosynthetic F1-ATPase motor protein
Contribution: Special Issue: Muscle Contraction Mechanism, Motor Proteins Function and Molecular Aspects of Water
Special Issue: Advances in Muscle Contraction Studies
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Aparicio
Laboratory of Structural Biology and Crystallography Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) Campinas - SP - Brazil CP 6154 - CEP 13083-970
Tel. +(55)(19)35211105; Fax: +55 19 3521 3023
Website: http://www.iqm.unicamp.br/departamentos/?p=127&c=129&id=73
Interests: structural biology; protein crystallography; SAXS
Contribution: Special Issue: Protein Crystallography
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey H. Boatright
Lab B-5500, Emory Eye Center,1327 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Tel. 404 778-4113; Fax: +1 404 778 2231
Website: http://www.eyecenter.emory.edu/faculty/boatright.htm
Interests: molecular vision; retina-specific gene regulation, oligonucleotide-directed DNA repair gene therapy, transcleral ionotophoretic delivery of pharmaceuticals and DNA constructs, bile acids and other endogenous anti-apoptotics in treatment of retinal degeneration
Prof. Dr. Julian Borejdo
Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Molecular Biology, University of North Texas, Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Tel. 817 735 2106
Website: https://profile.hsc.unt.edu/profilesystem/viewprofile.php?pid=10049966&onlyview=1
Interests: muscles; interactions between actin and myosin; biochemical approach to determine the proximity of actin to myosin; physico-chemical approach to measure the orientation of myosin in vivo; molecular biology approach (cloning mutants of myosin) to establish the role of various amino acid residues in muscle functions
Dr. Lee A. Bulla
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA
Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/biology/faculty/research/bulla.html
Interests: toxin (ligand)-receptor binding mechanisms; downstream signaling pathways
Prof. Dr. Charles A. Collyer
School of Molecular Bioscience, G08 - Biochemistry Building, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/charlesc.php
Interests: protein structure and function; anaerobic bacteria; bacterial adhesins
Contribution: Special Issue: Protein Crystallography in Molecular Biology
Special Issue: Protein Crystallography in Molecular Biology 2015
Dr. Mateus Webba da Silva
School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Coleraine Cromore Road, BT51 1SA, UK
Website: http://biomed.science.ulster.ac.uk/pharmacy/
Interests: DNA structural nanotechnology, structural biology, nucleic acids structure; protein structure; biomolecular NMR; biophysical spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. Gian-Pietro Di Sansebastiano
DISTEBA, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Campus Ecotekne, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Tel. 00390832298714
Website: http://www.disteba.unisalento.it/people/gp.disansebastiano
Interests: endomembranes; compartmentalization in plant cells; organelle identity; traffic; ATPases; SNAREs; Rabs; transporters; in vitro culture
Contribution: Special Issue: Plant Cell Compartmentation and Volume Control
Topical Collection: Plant Molecular Biology
Dr. rer. nat. Gregor Drummen
BIO & NANO-SOLUTIONS, Bionanoscience and Bio-Imaging Program, Cellular Stress and Ageing Program, Enniskillener Str. 70, D-33647 Bielefeld, Germany
Fax: +49 322 22407500
Interests: quantum dots; bionanotechnology; two-photon fluorescence imaging; cellular imaging; fluorescence microscopy; nucleic acids; DNA damage; cancer; cell signaling; radiation biology; oxidative stress; lipids and biomembranes; lipid peroxidation
Contribution: Special Issue: Quantum Dots: From Synthesis to Applications in Biomedicine and Life Sciences
Special Issue: Redox Signaling in Biology and Patho-Biology
Special Issue: Oxidative Stress and Ageing
In other journals:
Special Issue: Fluorophores - The Fluorescent Toolbox in Biological and Biomedical Research
Prof. Dr. Richard R. Ernst *
Laboratorium für Physikalische Chemie, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Paulistrasse 10, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Fax: +41 1 632 1257
Website: http://www.chab.ethz.ch/personen/emeritus/rernst
Interests: NMR; physical chemistry
* Winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Martin Gruebele
Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, A220 Chemical & Life Sciences Lab, 600 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Fax: +1 217 244 3186
Website: http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/chem/faculty/Martin_Gruebele.html
Interests: protein folding; RNA folding; downhill folding; protein-protein interactions; biomolecular simulation; temperature jump; small angle X-ray scattering
Dr. Walter Herzog
Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
Fax: +1 403 284 3553
Website: http://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/members/herzog
Interests: muscle contraction mechanisms; titin; myosin; actin; optical trapping; myofibrils; single fibres; isolated sarcomeres
Prof. Dr. Michael Ibba
Department of Microbiology and Center for RNA Biology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1292, USA
Fax: +1 614 292 8120
Website: http://microbiology.osu.edu/people/ibba.1
Interests: translation; the genetic code; quality control; tRNA biology; microbial; stress response
Contribution: Special Issue: Functions of Transfer RNAs
Prof. Dr. Marcello Iriti
Plant Biology and Pathology Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Milan State University, Via Celoria 2, Milan 20133, Italy
Website: http://www.unimi.it/chiedove/schedaPersonaXML.jsp?matricola=16744
Interests: bioactive phytochemicals; plant secondary metabolism; medicinal and food plants; environment; environmental stresses; nutraceuticals; functional foods; ethnobotany
Contribution: Special Issue: Molecular Research in Plant Secondary Metabolism
Topical Collection: Plant Molecular Biology
Special Issue: Molecular Research in Plant Secondary Metabolism 2015
Special Issue: Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
In other journals:
Special Issue: Phytochemicals: Biosynthesis, Metabolism and Biological Activities
Prof. Dr. Xiaofeng Jia
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Department of Biomedical Engineering; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 10 South Pine Street, MSTF RM 5-59, Baltimore, MD 21201
Website: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/xjia/
Interests: brain monitoring and therapeutic hypothermia; peripheral nerve injury and regeneration; translational therapeutic model for neurological injuries; development and characterization of biomaterials for bone and peripheral nerve regeneration
Contribution: Special Issue: Neurological Injuries’ Monitoring, Tracking and Treatment
Prof. Dr. Lajos Kovacs
Nucleic Acids Laboratory, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Universtiy of Szeged, Dóm tér 8, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary
Fax: +36 62 42 59 71
Website: http://www.mdche.u-szeged.hu/~kovacs/nal.html
Interests: preparative organic chemistry of carbohydrates; nucleobases; nucleosides; C-nucleosides; peptide nucleic acids; indoles; alkaloids; polyamines; heterocycles; protecting groups; chemical information management
Contribution: Special Issue: Nucleic Acid Derivatives in Emerging Technologies
In other journals:
Special Issue: Nucleic Acid Analogs
Prof. Dr. Med. Florian Lang
Physiologisches Institut I, Universität Tübingen, Gmelinstrasse 5, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29 5618
Website: http://www.physiologie.medizin.uni-tuebingen.de/DepI/#public
Interests: mechanisms and clinical significance of cell volume regulation; erythrocyte death signaling; serum-and glucocorticoid inducible kinase isoforms; physiology and pharmacology of human ion channels and carriers expressed in oocytes; host cell physiology in hostpathogen interaction; mechanisms of apoptotic cell death
Prof. Dr. Genxi Li
Department of Biochemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China; And School of Life Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
Tel. +86-25-83593596; Fax: +86 25 83592510
Interests: molecular interaction; molecular recognition; protein; biologically active small molecules; medicinal herb molecules; biosensor; nano-biotechnology; bioelectrochemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Interaction of Biological Molecules
Special Issue: Molecular Bases of Cancer Research
Dr. Clifford Louime
FAMU BioEnergy Group, Technology Building D, Room 12, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA
Tel. +1 850 412 7395; Fax: +1 850 561 2617
Website: http://www.famu.edu/cesta/main/index.cfm/research/bioenergy/
Interests: biofuels; biotic and abiotic stress; genomics; computational biology
Contribution: Special Issue: Biofuels R&D: Securing the Planet's Future Energy Needs
Prof. Dr. Charles J. Malemud
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
Website: http://www.cwrumedicine.org/divisions/rheumatology/faculty
Interests: biology of the musculoskeletal system; intracellular signal transduction pathways; inflammation; pro-inflammatory, anti-Inflammatory & anabolic cytokines; apoptosis; matrix metalloproteinases; osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; fibromyalgia; autoimmune disorders
Contribution: Special Issue: Apoptotic Chondrocytes and Osteoarthritis
Prof. Dr. Ali Mobasheri
School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7TE, UK
Fax: +44 1483 686736
Website: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/vet/people/ali_mobasheri/index.htm
Interests: quantitative immunohistochemical and immunomorhological techniques; post-genomic techniques including tissue microarray technology and proteomics in veterinary medicine
Contribution: Special Issue: The Chondrocyte Phenotype in Cartilage Biology
Special Issue: Apoptotic Chondrocytes and Osteoarthritis
Prof. Dr. Werner E.G. Müller
Institut für Physiologische Chemie, Abteilung Angewandte Molekularbiologie, Universität Mainz, Duesbergweg 6, 55099 Mainz, Germany
Tel. +49 6131-3925910; Fax: +49 6131 3925243
Website: http://www.ftn.uni-mainz.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/CV_WEG-M%C3%BCller02.pdf
Interests: molecular evolution; molecular biotechnology; bio-silica; sponges; biomaterials
Dr. Lam-Son Phan Tran
Signaling Pathway Research Unit, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, 1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, 230-0045, Japan
Fax: +81 45 503 9591
Website: http://www.csrs.riken.jp/en/labs/spru/index.html
Interests: plants; abiotic stress; hormones; transcription factors; gene identification and analysis; gene regulatory network; signal transduction
Contribution: Special Issue: Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Legume Nodules: Metabolism and Regulatory Mechanisms
Special Issue: Regulation of Plant Mineral Nutrition: Transport, Sensing and Signalling
Prof. Dr. Herbert Schneckenburger
Institute of Applied Research, Aalen University, Beethovenstr. 1, 73430 Aalen, Germany
Website: http://www.htw-aalen.de/personal/herbert.schneckenburger/
Interests: biomedical optics; microscopy; fluorescence;FRET
Contribution: Special Issue: Single Molecules
Special Issue: Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
Special Issue: Laser Application in Life Sciences
Special Issue: Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) 2015
Prof. Dr. Constantinos Stathopoulos
Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Patras, 1 Asklipiou st., 26504 Patras, Greece
Fax: +30 2610 969167
Website: http://biochemistry.med.upatras.gr/lang_en/laboratory/viewCV/2
Interests: tRNA; mRNA; riboswitches; antibiotics; aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases; ribonucleases; translation; ribosome; tRFs
Contribution: Special Issue: Non-Coding RNAs
Special Issue: Non-Coding RNAs 2012
Special Issue: Functions of Transfer RNAs
Prof. Dr. Irmgard Tegeder
Pharmazentrum Frankfurt, Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology, Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, Bd. 74, 4th Fl, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Fax: 00 49 69 6301 7636
Website: http://www.izn-frankfurt.de/web-content/memb_get.php?anzname=Tegeder%20I
Interests: nerve injury and neuropathic pain; pain and aging; central adaptations to chronic pain; multiple sclerosis; neuroinflammation; neuro-immunologic communication; redox signaling; nitric oxide; endocannabinoids and other lipid signaling molecules; progranulin; autophagy
Contribution: Special Issue: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Pain
Prof. Dr. Ritva Tikkanen
Institute of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Friedrichstrasse 24, D-35392 Giessen, Germany
Website: http://www.uni-giessen.de/cms/fbz/fb11/institute/biochemie/forschungbiochemie/agtikkanen
Interests: signal transduction, receptor tyrosine kinases, mitogen-activated protein kinases, endosomal sorting, lysosome biogenesis, lysosomal storage diseases, cell adhesion, cell polarity
Dr. Gianluigi Veglia
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics, University of Minnesota, 6-155 Jackson Hall, 321 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Fax: +1 612 625 2163
Website: http://www.chem.umn.edu/groups/veglia
Interests: muscle contractility; membrane proteins; calcium binding proteins; protein structure; nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR); biophysical spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. Bing Yan
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
Fax: 86-0531-88380029
Website: http://www.yanlab.net/contact.html
Interests: nanomedicine; nanotoxicity; cancer therapy; drug discovery; drug resistance; combinatorial chemistry; analytical sciences
Contribution: Special Issue: Bioactive Nanoparticles (special issue)
Special Issue: Bioactive Nanoparticles 2012
Special Issue: Bioactive Nanoparticles 2013
Special Issue: Bioactive Nanoparticles 2014
Topical Collection: Bioactive Nanoparticles
Dr. Jianhua Zhu
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland, 2102 Plant Sciences Building, College Park, MD 20742-4452, USA
Tel. 301-405-0920; Fax: +1 301 314 9308
Website: http://psla.umd.edu/people/dr-jianhua-zhu
Interests: environmental stresses; plant molecular biology; molecular mechanisms of plant abiotic stress tolerance; gene regulation; post-transcriptional gene regulation; RNA-binding protein; mRNA stability; regulation by non-coding RNAs
Contribution: Topical Collection: Plant Molecular Biology
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