Methods and Protocols — Editors

Editors

Prof. Fernando Albericio
Editor-in-Chief
1. School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
2. Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, 08028-Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: solid-phase chemistry, combinatorial chemistry, drug delivery systems, peptides, peptide drug conjugates, orthogonal chemistry, drug discovery, biomaterials
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Dr. Philip Hublitz
Associate Editor
Head of Genome Engineering Facility, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DS, UK
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Interests: recombineering technology; CRISPR/Cas9 technology; Cas9-screens; dCas9-imaging; general regulation of transcription and epigenesis
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Abdulhalim
Department of Electro-Optics Engineering, Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
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Interests: plasmonic biosensors; nanophotonic devices; liquid crystal optics and devices; optical imaging
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Special Issue in Biosensors: Nanostructured Thin Films for Optical Biosensing
Special Issue in Journal of Imaging: THz and MMW Imaging
Dr. Mones Abu-Asab
Histopathology Core Facility, National Eye Institute, NIH, 31 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892-2510, USA
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Interests: Bioinformatics, phylogenetics, systems biology, omics analysis, cancer proteomics and metabolomics, ultrastructural pathology
Dr. Lorenzo Albertazzi
Group Leader, Nanoscopy for Nanomedicine Group, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), C\ Baldiri Reixac 15-21, Helix Building, 08028 Barcelona
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Interests: Optical microscopy, super resolution microscopy, single molecule imaging, nanomaterials, drug delivery
Dr. Alicia Alonso
Scientific Director Epigenomics Core, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue Rm C-545, New York, NY 10065, USA
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Interests: Epigenomics,
Dr. Sophie Alvarez
Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility, Center for Biotechnology, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln N300, Beadle Center, 1901 Vine St, Lincoln, NE 68588-0665
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Interests: Proteomics, mass spectrometry, post-translational modifications, phosphoproteomics, redox proteomics, targeted metabolomics, liquid chromatography, electrophoresis
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Special Issue in Methods and Protocols: Soil and Rhizosphere Microbiome Proteomics and Metabolomics
Prof. Dr. Renaud Bachelot
Laboratory of Nanotechnology, Instrumentation and Optics (LNIO), University of Technology of Troyes, 12 Rue Marie Curie, 10300 Troyes, France
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Interests: nanospectroscopy; molecular plasmonics and nanophotochemistry; nano-photonics; nano-biophotonics; nanomanufacturing
Prof. Dr. Jonathan B. Baell
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University (Parkville Campus), 381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
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Interests: HTS library design, H2L medchem, infectious and neglected diseases, epigenetic modifiers, and peptidomimetic design and synthesis
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Special Issue in Biology: Screening for Biologically Active Compounds
Dr. Paul R. Barber
UCL Cancer Institute, Department of Oncology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Interests: microscopy, image processing, medical and biomedical image analysis, fluorescence lifetime imaging
Dr. Nicolas Baumberger
Head of Protein Production and Purification (p3P) Facility, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMP), CNRS, 12 Rue du Général Zimmer, 67000 Strasbourg, France
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Interests: protein production and purification
Prof. Dr. Mario Cannataro
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, 88100, Catanzaro, Italy
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Interests: bioinformatics; parallel Computing; data mining; microarray data analysis; ontologies
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Special Issue in Microarrays: Next Generation Microarray Bioinformatics
Special Issue in Computers: Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer Science
Special Issue in High-Throughput: Parallel and Cloud-Based Bioinformatics and Biomedicine
Prof. Kwok-wing Chau
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Interests: artificial intelligence; hydrology; soft computing; water quality; meta-heuristic algorithm; hydrodynamic; rainfall; runoff
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Special Issue in Water: Use of Meta-Heuristic Techniques in Rainfall-Runoff Modelling
Special Issue in Atmosphere: Integration of Advanced Soft Computing Techniques in Hydrological Predictions
Dr. Andres Collazo
Director of the Biological Imaging Facility, Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology, Beckman Institute Biological Imaging Facility, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
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Interests: microscopy; confocal; embryology; neurobiology; development; evolution; zebrafish; xenopus
Prof. Dr. Erik Cuevas
Department of Electronics, Universidad de Guadalajara, Av.Revolucion 1500, Guadalajara, Mexico
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Interests: computer vision; evolutionary computation; artificial intelligence; bio-inspired computation
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Special Issue in Journal of Imaging: Soft Computing in Image Processing
Special Issue in Journal of Imaging: Artificial Intelligence in Image Processing
Dr. Sunita D'Souza
Director of Pluripotent Stem Cell Shared Resource Facility, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, ICAHN Building Rm 13-34, 1425 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA
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Interests: Pluripotent stem cell, CRISPR, CAS9, differentiation, reprogramming, stem cell maintenance, pluripotency, mesoderm, endoderm, ectoderm, hematopoietic, neuronal, hepatic, cardiomyocytes
Mr. Derek Davies
Head of the Flow Cytometry Facility, The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London, NW1 1AT, United Kingdom
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Interests: flow cytometry; imaging flow cytometry; cell death; cell sorting; cell proliferation
Dr. Ir. Jan De Beenhouwer
Imec Vision Lab, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1 Building N, 2610 Antwerpen, Belgium
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Interests: x-ray tomography; electron tomography; inverse problems; tomographic reconstruction
Dr. Lai Ding
Enhanced Neuroimaging Core, Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center, Goldenson Building, Room 500/501, 220 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Interests: Neuroimaging,
Prof. Dr. Ziad El Rassi
Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-3071, USA
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Interests: bio-separations; enantioseparations; proteomics; protein separations; glycomics; carbohydrate analysis; natural products; environmental analysis by liquid phase separation techniques including capillary electrophoresis; capillary electrochromatography and high performance liquid chromatography and affinity chromatography
Dr. Andrew Filby
Director of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility (FCCF), Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, NE2 4HN, UK
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Interests: cytometry; flow cytometry; mass cytometry; image cytometry; single cell analysis; immunology; cell analysis
Dr. Roland Fleck
Director of the Centre for Ultrastructural Imaging (CUI), King's College London, London WC2R 2LS, England, United Kingdom
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Interests: Freeze fracture, cryoSEM, cryoTEM, CEMOVIS, Tokuyasu technique, ultrastructural imaging, cell biology
Dr. Torsten Frosch
1. Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Albert Einstein Strasse 9, D-07745 Jena, Germany
2. Abbe Center of Photonics & Institute of Physical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, D-07745 Jena, Germany
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Interests: raman spectroscopy and instrumentation; fiber sensing; gas sensing; chemical imaging; pharmaceutical spectroscopy; biospectroscopy; environmental monitoring, biomedical diagnostics
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Topical Collection in Biosensors: Raman and IR Spectroscopic Sensing
Special Issue in Fibers: Optical Fiber Sensors
Special Issue in Molecules: Application of Spectroscopic Sensors in Life Science and Analytical Chemistry
Dr. Yasuhide Furuta
Genetic Engineering Team, RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies 2-2-3 Minatojimaminami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan
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Interests: mammalian genetics, developmental biology, organogenesis, growth factor signaling, genetically engineered mouse models
Prof. Dr. Dimosthenis L. Giokas
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, University of Ioannina, 45110, Ioannina, Greece
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Interests: nanomaterials/nanoparticles; chemical sensors; paper-based analytical devices and low cost diagnostics; sample preparation/ microextraction; method development in molecular and atomic spectroscopy, and liquid chromatography; applied chemometrics
Dr. Juraj Gregáň
Department of Genetics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia; VBCF, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 3, 1030 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: bioinformatic analyses; genetic databases; collection and deposition of genetic data
Mr. James Hadfield
Head of Genomics Core, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0RE, UK
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Interests: Genomic technology, cancer genomics, next-generation sequencing, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, exome, circulating tumour DNA, microarray
Prof. Dr. Malte C. Kaluza
1. Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena, Germany
2. Helmholtz-Institute Jena, Fröbelstieg 3, 07743 Jena, Germany
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Interests: POLARIS-a diode-pumped laser system of the petawatt-class; laser-induced electron acceleration; generation of secondary radiation pulses with laser-accelerated electrons; laser-induced ion acceleration; optical diagnostics of relativistic laser-plasma interactions; development of few-cycle pulses in the mid-IR for ultra-fast probing of plasma wakefield accelerators; new laser materials and development of new amplifier designs
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Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Diode-Pumped, Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers
Prof. Dr. Chojiro Kojima
Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University, Tokiwadai 79-5, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240 8501, Japan
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Interests: structural biology; NMR, protein; nucleic acids; structure; dynamics; interaction; drug screening
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Special Issue in Molecules: Recent Advances in Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. Constantine Kotropoulos
Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 541 24, Greece
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Interests: audiovisual processing; biometrics; machine learning; multimedia recommendation and retrieval
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jolanta Kumirska
Department of Environmental Analysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
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Interests: analytical chemistry; methods development; environmental protection; pharmaceutical analysis
Dr. habil. Hansjörg Lehnherr
PTC Phage Technology Center GmbH, Im Kompetenzzentrum Bio-Security, Siemensstrasse 42, D-59199 Bönen
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Interests: bacteriophage; genetics; gene expression; plasmid
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Special Issue in Methods and Protocols: 100 Years of Bacteriophage: From Basic Research to Medical Application
Dr. Stuart Levine
Director of BioMicro Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 68-304d, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
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Interests: Sequencing, microarrays, chromatin, gene expression, bioinformatics
Dr. Pablo Loza-Alvarez
ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology Mediterranean Technology Park, Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain
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Interests: light sheet microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, multiphoton microscopy
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Special Issue in Methods and Protocols: Technical Advances in Light Microscopy
Prof. Dr. Artur M. S. Silva
QOPNA & Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: organic synthesis; organocatalysis, transition-metal catalysis; oxygen and nitrogen heterocyclic compounds; chemistry of natural products; green chemistry; microwave-assisted organic synthesis; ohmic heating-assisted organic synthesis
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Special Issue in Molecules: Selected Papers from the 3rd Iberoamerican Symposium on Organic Chemistry (SIBEAQO-3)
Special Issue in Molecules: Frontiers in Metal-Catalysed Cross-Coupling Reactions for the Synthesis and Functionalisation of Heterocycles
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Discovery and Application of Macroalgae-Derived Natural Products
Dr. Scott Malstrom
Technical Director of the Animal Imaging and Preclinical Testing Core Facility, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room 76-188, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 01867, USA
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Interests: Imaging
Prof. Alvaro Mata
Queen Mary University of London, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Institute of Bioengineering, UK
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Interests: self-assembly, peptides, elastin-like proteins, biofabrication, biomineralization, hydrogels, tissue engineering
Dr. Ing. Carosena Meola
Department of Industrial Engineering, Aerospace Division, University of Naples Federico II, Via Claudio 21, 80125 Napoli, Italy
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Interests: infrared thermography; non-destructive evaluation; composite materials; personnel qualification and certification; safety at work regulation
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Special Issue in Journal of Imaging: The World in Infrared Imaging
Special Issue in Methods and Protocols: Infrared Thermography: Applications and Integrations
Dr. Antónia Monteiro
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543 Yale-NUS-College, 6 College Avenue East, Singapore 138614
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Interests: butterfly wing patterns; evo-devo; functional genetics; plasticity; eyespots; evolution; sexual and natural selection; behaviour
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Special Issue in Methods and Protocols: CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Gene Manipulations in Non-Model Organisms
Topical Collection in Methods and Protocols: Gene Editing
Prof. Dr. Philip Morrow
School of Computing and Information Engineering, Faculty of Computing and Engineering, University of Ulster, BT52 1SA Northern Ireland, UK
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Interests: image processing, computer vision, medical and biomedical image analysis, 3D/4D image analytics, remote sensing
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Special Issue in Journal of Imaging: Image and Video Processing in Medicine
Prof. Michael A. Nash
Department of Chemistry, University of Basel & ETH Zurich, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, Mattenstrasse 24a Box 3350, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
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Interests: nanotechnology; biotechnology; single-molecule biophysics; protein engineering
Dr. Peter O'Toole
Director of the Bioscience Technology Facility and Head of Imaging and Cytometry, Bioscience Technology Facility, Department of Biology, University of York, York, UK
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Interests: microscopy, cytometry, fluorescence, correlative microscopy, cell sorting
Dr. Jorge Paz-Ferreiro
Chemical and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia
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Interests: Biochar; Land contamination; Waste management; Phytoremediation; Heavy metals; Soil remediation; Greenhouse gas emissions; Cadmium
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Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Soil Pollution and Remediation
Special Issue in Methods and Protocols: Novel Approaches in Bioremediation
Prof. Anthony Purcell
Professorial Fellow and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow,Head Immunoproteomics Laboratory, Infection and Immunity Program, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, Australia; Deputy Head of Department (Research), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Australia; Visiting Professor, Cancer Sciences, University of Southampton, U.K.
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Interests: antigen processing, immunology, mass spectrometry, proteomics, peptidomics, HLA, immuno-oncology, autoimmunity, hypersensitvity reactions, T cell epitopes
Dr. Joselito P. Quirino
Australian Centre of Research on Separation Science, School of Physical Science, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Interests: capillary electrophoresis; liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry; sample concentration; green sample preparation
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Special Issue in Molecules: Green Analytical Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Edik U. Rafailov
Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT), Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
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Interests: cutting-edge experimental and theoretical research on a wide variety of compact high-power CW and ultrashort-pulse laser sources; emitting in the visible, near- and mid-IR and THz spectral ranges; nanostructrures, nonlinear and integrated optics, and biophotonics
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Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Highly Efficient UV and Visible Light Sources
Prof. Dr. Albert Robbat, Jr.
Chemistry Department, Sensory and Science Center, Tufts University, 200 Boston Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155, USA
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Interests: gas and liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry; chemometrics and data analysis; method and instrument development and validation
Dr. Kelly Rogers
Centre for Dynamic Imaging, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 1G Royal Parade, Parkville Victoria 3052, Australia
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Interests: Calcium imaging, confocal microscopy, fluorescence, bioluminescence resonance energy transfer - BRET, structured-illumination microscopy, mitochondria, biophotonic imaging, quantum dots
Dr. Tim Roloff
Head Functional Genomics, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Maulbeerstrasse 66, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
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Interests: Functional Genomics,
Prof. Dr. Victoria F. Samanidou
Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Interests: analytical chemistry; sample preparation; separations; HPLC; extraction techniques
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Special Issue in Separations: Trends in Microextraction Techniques for Sample Preparation
Special Issue in Separations: Research as Development Perspective
Special Issue in Molecules: Solid Phase Extraction: State of the Art and Future Perspectives
Special Issue in Molecules: Metal Organic Frameworks: Synthesis and Application
Special Issue in Separations: Five Years of Separations: Feature Paper 2018
Prof. Dr. Kenji Suzuki
1. Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Medical Imaging Research Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
2. Professor (Specially Appointed), World Research Hub Initiative (WRHI), Institute of Innovative Research (IIR), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, 226-8503, Japan
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Interests: machine and deep learning in medical imaging; computational and artificial intelligence in medical imaging; computer-aided detection and diagnosis; medical image processing and analysis
Dr. Marc Vendrell
Group Leader in Biomedical Imaging and Head of the CIR Chemical Imaging Lab, MRC/UoE Centre for Inflammation Research, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
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Interests: fluorescent probes, chemical biology, optical imaging, chemosensors
Dr. Kislon Voïtchovsky
Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
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Interests: Solid-liquid interfaces; atomic force microscopy; scanning probe microscopies; nanoscale interfacial processes; ionic effects; biomembranes; nanotribology
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Special Issue in Materials: Nanomaterials
Dr. Michael G. Weller
Head of Division 1.5, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Richard-Willstaetter-Strasse 11, 12489 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: multiplexed biosensors; biochemical detection of explosives; quantitative protein analysis; affinity enrichment
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Special Issue in Sensors: Chemo- and Biosensors for Security and Defense
Prof. Dr. Yudong Zhang
Department of Informatics, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
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Interests: magnetic resonance imaging; computer vision; machine learning; pattern recognition; machine vision; artificial neural network; support vector machine; swarm intelligence; global optimization
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Special Issue in Technologies: Medical Imaging & Image Processing
Special Issue in Information: Swarm Information Acquisition and Swarm Intelligence in Engineering
Special Issue in Information: Computational Intelligence Technique in Medical Image Analysis
Special Issue in Technologies: Medical Imaging & Image Processing Ⅱ
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Fractal Based Information Processing and Recognition
Dr. Yu Zhang
Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University, 401 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
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Interests: computational neuroscience; brain networks; machine learning; artificial intelligence; medical imaging computing; disease diagnosis
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