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Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Molecular Pathology

Molecular Toxicology

Molecular Diagnostics

Molecular Recognition

Material Sciences and Nanotechnology

Physical Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Bioactives and Nutraceuticals

Green Chemistry

Section Board for 'Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics'

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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
Tel. 785 864 3334
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 3521 1105; Fax: +55 19 3521 3023
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
Fax: +1 404 778 2231
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. +1 817 735 2106
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

Prof. Dr. Charles A. Collyer
School of Molecular Bioscience, G08 - Biochemistry Building, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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
Tel. +44 2870324009
Interests: DNA structural nanotechnology, structural biology, nucleic acids structure; protein structure; biomolecular NMR; biophysical spectroscopy

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
Tel. +49 521 39882959; 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
Tel. +41 1 632 4368; Fax: +41 1 632 1257
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
Tel. +1 217 333 1624; Fax: +1 217 244 3186
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
Tel. +1 403 220 8525; Fax: +1 403 284 3553
Interests: muscle contraction mechanisms; titin; myosin; actin; optical trapping; myofibrils; single fibres; isolated sarcomeres

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
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
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
Tel. +410 706 5025
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
Tel. +36 62 54 51 45; Fax: +36 62 42 59 71
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
Tel. +49 (0)7071 29 72194; Fax: +49 (0)7071 29 5618
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
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
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
Tel. +44 1483 686757; Fax: +44 1483 686736
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
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
Tel. +81 45 503 9593; Fax: +81 45 503 9591
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
Tel. +49 7361 576 3401
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. Ritva Tikkanen
Institute of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Friedrichstrasse 24, D-35392 Giessen, Germany
Tel. +49 641 9947 420
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
Tel. +1 612 625 0758; Fax: +1 612 625 2163
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
Tel. 86-0531-88380019; Fax: 86-0531-88380029
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. +1 301 405 0920; Fax: +1 301 314 9308
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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