Toxins — Editors

Journal Contact

Toxins Editorial Office
MDPI AG, St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax: +41 61 302 89 18
Ms. Chao Xiao

Managing Editor
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
Tel. +86 10 62800830


Prof. Dr. Vernon L. Tesh *

Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis, Medical Research and Education Building, Room 3002, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, 8447 State Highway 47, Bryan, TX 77807, USA
Interests: shiga toxins; verotoxins; ribosome-inactivating proteins; intracellular signaling pathways activated by microbial toxins; ER stress response; regulation of cytokine expression; innate immune response to microbial toxins; microbial pathogenesis
* Section 'Bacterial Toxins'
Prof. Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry *

Section Editor-in-Chief
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
Interests: venom molecular evolution; phylogenetics and structure-function relationships; toxins
* Section 'Animal Venoms'
Prof. Dr. John P. Berry *

Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University (FIU), 354/332 Marine Science, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami, FL 33181, USA
Interests: cyanobacteria; toxins; bioactive compounds; zebrafish embryo model; natural products
* Section 'Marine and Freshwater Toxins'
Prof. Dr. Richard A. Manderville *

Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemistry and Toxicology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada
Interests: DNA damage by phenolic toxins including ochratoxin A; Modified DNA bases as fluorescent probes
* Section 'Mycotoxins'
Dr. Nilgun E. Tumer *

Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Plant biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, USA
Interests: plant, bacterial and fungal toxins, ribosome inactivating proteins, toxin ribosome interactions, toxin mechanism of action, toxin-host interactions
* Section 'Plant Toxins' Contribution: Special Issue: Plant Toxins
Prof. Dr. Med. Florian Lang *

Founding Editor-in-Chief
Physiologisches Institut I, Universität Tübingen, Gmelinstrasse 5, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
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
* Founding Editor-in-Chief 2009-2014

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. R. Manjunatha Kini

Protein Science Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Science Drive 4, 117543 Singapore
Interests: protein chemistry; structure-function relationships; protein-protein interaction and protein design and engineering
Dr. Azzam A. Maghazachi

Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, UAE
Interests: drug toxicity; autoimmunity; innate immunity; lysophospholipids; chemokines
Contribution: Topical Collection: Toxicity and Therapeutic Interventions in the Immune System
Special Issue: G-Protein Coupled Receptors as mediators of Toxin effects
Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier

Laboratory INSERM UMR 1097, Aix-Marseille University, 163, Parc Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy, Avenue de Luminy, Bâtiment TPR2, Case 939, Marseille 13288, France
Interests: chemical synthesis; peptide synthesis; structure-activity relationships; medicinal chemistry; candidate drugs; antivirals, antibacterials; antioxidants; toxins
Contribution: Special Issue: Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Special Issue: Animal Venoms
Special Issue: Ion Channel Neurotoxins
In other journals:
Special Issue: Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Special Issue: Structure-Activity Relationship of Natural Products
Prof. Dr. Stephen P. Mackessy

School of Biological Sciences, 501 20th. St., CB 92, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639-0017 USA
Interests: reptile venom proteomics and evolution; toxin evolution and structure/function relationships; venom proteinases; biochemical ecology of venomous reptiles
Contribution: Special Issue: Venomics, Venom Proteomics and Venom Transcriptomics
Prof. Dr. R. Vanholder

Nephrology Section, 0K12, Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
Interests: uremia, chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, adequacy of dialysis, acute kidney injury
Contribution: Special Issue: Novel Issues in Uremic Toxicity

Section: Animal Venoms

Prof. Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry

Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
Interests: venom molecular evolution; phylogenetics and structure-function relationships; toxins
Contribution: Topical Collection: Evolution of Venom Systems
Special Issue: Antivenom and Venom Therapeutics
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 5th Venoms to Drugs Meeting
Prof. Dr. Syed A. Ali

HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
Tel. +92-333-3456872; Fax: +92 21 34819018 19
Interests: protein biochemistry, structure-activity relationships of venom enzymes/toxins; anti-venoms; venom proteomics; and pharmacological applications
Dr. Greta J. Binford

Department of Biology, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd. Portland, Oregon 97214, USA
Fax: +1 503-768-7658
Interests: spider venom chemical diversity; mechanisms of venom evolution; phylogenetic patterns of venom diversity
Contribution: Special Issue: Spider Venoms
Dr. Nicholas R. Casewell

Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, L3 5QA, UK
Tel. +44 151 702 9329
Interests: molecular evolution of venom components; venom composition; toxin convergence; venom gland transcriptomics; antivenom manufacturing and testing
Prof. Dr. Wayne Hodgson

Monash Venom Group, Department of Pharmacology, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
Fax: +61 3 99059327
Interests: animal venoms & toxins; receptors; pharmacology; antivenoms
Dr. Ronald A. Jenner

Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
Fax: +44 207 942 5054 Website:
Interests: molecular evolution of animal venoms and toxins; phylogenetics of toxins; venom gland transcriptomics
Prof. Dr. Ren Lai

Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms of Chinese Academy of Sciences & Yunan Provinces, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China
Fax: +86 871 651 990 86
Interests: animal venoms; structure-function relationships; toxins; human disease mechanisms; drug development
Prof. Dr. Richard J. Lewis

Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
Fax: +61 7 3346 2101
Interests: cone snail and spider venom peptides; sodium and calcium channels; nAChRs; monoamine transporters; adrenoceptors; ciguatera and ciguatoxins; pain; toxin SAR
Contribution: Special Issue: Toxins as Therapeutics
Dr. Frank S. Markland

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Comprehensive Cancer, Center, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Cancer Research Laboratory #106, 1303 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
Tel. (323) 224-7981; Fax: +1 323 224 7679
Interests: protein chemistry and structure/ function interrelationships; snake venom components with procoagulant and anticoagulant activities; snake venom platelet aggregation inhibitors (disintegrins); disintegrins as anti-angiogenic agents; disintegrins and wound healing; novel fibrinolytic agents (structure and modeling); thrombolytic therapy
Contribution: Special Issue: Disintegrins: Structure-Function and Translational Potential
Prof. Dr. Holger Scheib

Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
Interests: venom molecular evolution; protein structure prediction; protein-ligand interactions; molecular dynamics simulations; pharmacophore modeling; computational ligand docking
Contribution: Topical Collection: Leading Opinions
Prof. Dr. Andreimar M. Soares

Centro de Estudos de Biomoléculas Aplicadas à Saúde (CEBio), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ Rondônia) e Nucleo de Saúde, Universidade Federal de Rondônia (UNIR), Porto Velho-RO, Brasil
Fax: +55 69 3219 6000
Interests: bioactive compounds; natural venoms; structure-function relationships of toxins; snake venoms; toxins and enzymes; anti-venoms; pharmacological applications
Dr. Kartik Sunagar

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. +972 587420240
Interests: animal venoms; adaptive evolution; molecular evolution of venom; toxins; phylogenetics; population genetics; venom-based therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Jan Tytgat

Laboratory of Toxicology & Pharmacology, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Tel. 3216323403; Fax: +32 16 32 34 05
Interests: natural and bioactive compounds; animal venoms & toxins; structure-function relationships; ion channels & receptors, electrophysiology, pharmacology
Dr. Eivind Undheim

Division of Chemistry & Structural Biology, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: animal venoms and toxins; structure-function relationships; phylogenetics; molecular evolution of venoms; venom proteomics; venom transcriptomics; venoms-based drug discovery
Dr. Irina Vetter

School of Pharmacy, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: neuropharmacology; pain; conotoxins; ciguatoxins; drug discovery; high-throughput screening; ion channels and receptors
Dr. Wolfgang Wüster

School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University, Environment Centre Wales, Bangor LL57 2UW, Wales, UK
Interests: origin and evolution of snake venoms; causes, correlates and mechanisms of variation in snake venom composition; snake systematics
Dr. Angel A. Yanagihara

Bekesy Laboratory of Neurobiology, PBRC, Dept of Trop Med, JABSOM, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA
Tel. 808 956-8328; Fax: 808 956-8713
Interests: cubozoan venom biochemical characterization and elucidation of mechanisms of pathogenesis; treatment of cubozoan envenomation induced acute cardiovascular collapse and Irukandji syndrome; cnidarian envenomation associated inflammation; marine toxins; ciguatoxin; detection of toxins; wound healing; marine bio material discovery and characterization
Dr. Mandë Holford

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hunter College Belfer Research Building and CUNY Graduate Center, BRB 424, NY, NY 10021 USA
Interests: Discovery, characterization and delivery of novel venom peptides, Chemical and molecular diversity of Conoidea venom, Venomics, Terebridae evolution and phylogeny, De novo transcriptome assembly, Disulfide peptide chemistry, Peptide natural product drug discovery and development
Dr. Ana Maria Moura Da Silva

Laboratório de Imunopatologia, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: snake venoms; metalloproteinases; hemostasis; venom composition; venom variability; antivenoms; immunoassays
Dr. Anita Malhotra

School of Biological Sciences, University College of North Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, Wales, United Kingdom
Interests: evolutionary biology; molecular evolution; systematics; morphometrics; speciation; adaptation; biogeography
Assoc. Prof. Meg Daly

The Ohio State University, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, 318 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus 43210-1293, OH, USA
Interests: evolution; cnidaria; biodiversity

Section: Bacterial Toxins

Prof. Dr. Holger Barth

Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Tel. ++49 731 500 65503; Fax: +49 731 50065502
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; actin; Rho-GTPases; macrophages; cellular uptake and intracellular membrane transport of bacterial toxins; interaction of bacterial toxins with host cell chaperones; bacterial toxins as Molecular Trojan Horses for drug delivery
Contribution: Special Issue: Development of Botulinum Toxin Drugs
Special Issue: Intracellular Traffic and Transport of Bacterial Protein Toxins
Special Issue: Novel Pharmacological Inhibitors for Bacterial Protein Toxins
Prof. Dr. Sang Ho Choi

NRL of Molecular Microbiology and Toxicology, Department of Food Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Korea
Tel. 82-10-8612-2146; Fax: +82 2 873 5095
Interests: molecular biology of food-borne pathogenic bacteria; expression and regulation of genes encoding microbial virulence factors; quorum sensing of microorganisms; functional genomics of survival and toxigenesis of food-borne pathogenic bacteria
Prof. Dr. Jean E. Crabtree

Molecular Gastroenterology Section, Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Interests: Helicobacter pylori; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; infection and gastrointestinal cancer; mucosal immunology
Contribution: Special Issue: <em>H. pylori </em> Virulence Factors in the Induction of Gastric Cancer
In other journals:
Special Issue: Gastric Cancer
Special Issue: Gut Microbiome
Prof. Dr. Yukako Fujinaga

Department of Bacteriology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, 920-8640, Japan
Fax: +81 6 6879 4252
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; enterotoxins; mechanism of toxicity; interaction of toxins with epithelial cell barriers
Contribution: Special Issue: Bacterial Protein Toxins
Dr. Emmanuel Lemichez

INSERM U895, C3M, Université de Nice, Bâtiment Universitaire ARCHIMED, 151 route Saint Antoine de Ginestière, BP 2 3194, 06204 NICE CEDEX 3, France
Interests: microbial toxins in host pathogen interactions; host epithelium and endothelium barriers; inflammation; cell cytoskeleton; toxin and bacterial entry; cell signaling : Rho GTPases; regulation by ubiquitination; MAP Kinases
Contribution: Special Issue: Cellular Microbiology of Bacterial Toxins
Prof. Dr. Shin-ichi Miyoshi

Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University 1-1-1, Tsushima-Naka, Kita-Ku, Okayama-City, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
Fax: +81 86 251 7926
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; pore-forming toxins; cell membrane proteins/receptors; proteolytic enzymes
Contribution: Special Issue: Protein Toxins as Proteases
Special Issue: Pore-Forming Toxins
Dr. Joachim Orth

Institut für Experimentelle und Klinische Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Albertstr. 25, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Fax: +49 0761 2035 311
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; deamidating toxins; Pasteurella multocida toxin; heterotrimeric G proteins; small GTPases; signal transduction; MAPK signaling; bone development; osteoblasts; osteoclasts; differentiation of bone cells; cellular uptake of bacterial toxins
Prof. Dr. Michel R. Popoff

Bacteries Anaerobies et Toxines, Institut Pasteur, 28 rue du Docteur Roux, Paris 75724, France
Tel. 33 1 45688307; Fax: +33 1 40613123
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; clostridial toxins; pore-forming toxins; cellular uptake of bacterial toxins; Rho-GTPases; interactions of clostridial toxins with the actin cytoskeleton; botulinum neurotoxins; passage of the neurotoxins through epithelial barrier; regulation of clostridial toxin synthesis
Contribution: Topical Collection: <i>Clostridium difficile/Clostridium sordellii</i> and <i>Clostridium perfringens</i> Toxins
Dr. Adam J. Ratner

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, New York University School of Medicine, 550 First Avenue (MSB 223), New York, NY 10016 USA
Tel. +1 646 501 0044
Interests: bacterial toxins; toxin evolution; host cell responses to pore-forming toxins
Prof. Dr. Jun Sakurai

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Yamashiro-cho, Tokushima, Japan
Tel. 088-622-9611; Fax: +81 (0)88 655 3051
Interests: structure-function of bacterial toxins; molecular biology of bacterial toxins; membrane-damage induced by bacterial toxins; membrane translocation of bacterial toxins
Prof. Dr. Gudula Schmidt

Pharmakology and Toxikology, Albertstrasse 25, University of Freiburg, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Tel. +49 761 203 5316; Fax: +49 761 203 5311
Interests: bacterial toxins; GTPases; signal transduction; toxins and carcinogenesis
Contribution: Topical Collection: Leading Opinions
Prof. Dr. Jean-Nicolas Tournier

Host-Pathogen Interactions Laboratory, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, BP 73, 91223 Brétigny-sur-Orge cedex, France
Bacterial Toxi-Infection Pathogenesis Laboratory, Institut Pasteur, 25 rue du docteur Roux, 75725 Paris cedex 15, France
Tel. +33 145 688 304
Interests: microbial toxins in host pathogen interactions; cell cytoskeleton; toxins and immune system; MAP kinases; adeylate cyclase; toxins and cell signaling; anthrax toxins
Contribution: Special Issue: Anthrax Toxin
Special Issue: Scorpion Toxins
Prof. Dr. Joseph Jankovic

Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: botulinum toxin; dystonia, blepharospasm; hemifacial spasm; tremor; tics
Dr. Xiaohua He

Research Molecular Biologist, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA94710, USA
Tel. 5105595823; Fax: +1 510 559 5768
Interests: molecular tools and technologies for rapid; accurate; and sensitive detection and quantification of zoonotic pathogens and toxins in food; mechanisms of interactions between bacterial toxins and host cells; binding between antigen and antibody or receptors
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Toxin Detection
Topical Collection: Rapid Detection of Bacterial Toxins
Dr. Flaminia Pavone

CNR, Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, via del Fosso di Fiorano 64/65 00143 Roma, Italy
Interests: botulinum neurotoxins; inflammatory pain; neuropathic pain; immunohistochemistry; nerve injury; nerve regeneration; spinal cord; glial cells; analgesia; behavior; animal models of pain
Dr. Andreas Rummel

Institut für Toxikologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
Interests: botulinum neurotoxin, ricin, tetanus neurotoxin, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin (SE)
Contribution: Special Issue: Detection and identification of biological toxins in international proficiency tests
Prof. Dr. Cesare Montecucco

Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche Sperimentali, Università di Padova, Viale G. Colombo 3, 35121 Padova, Italy
Interests: neurotoxins; metalloproteases; motor axon degeneration; neuroregeneration
Dr. C. Chris Yun

Emory University, School of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Whitehead Bldg., Suite 201, 615 Michael St. Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Tel. +1 404 712 2865; Fax: +1 404 727 5767
Interests: effects of lysophosphoipids in colon cancer and colitis; sodium and fluid absorption in the intestine and kidney; protein-protein interaction; chemokine sin colon cancer; cancer therapeutics; GPCR signaling
Contribution: Special Issue: Enterotoxins

Section: Marine and Freshwater Toxins

Prof. Dr. John P. Berry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University (FIU), 354/332 Marine Science, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami, FL 33181, USA
Tel. 3059194569; Fax: +1 305 919 4030
Interests: cyanobacteria; toxins; bioactive compounds; zebrafish embryo model; natural products
Contribution: Special Issue: Algal Toxins
Special Issue: Cyanotoxins
In other journals:
Special Issue: Algal Toxins
Prof. Dr. Greg Boyer

Faculty of Chemistry, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
Fax: (315) 470-6855
Interests: chemistry / ecology of marine and freshwater harmful algal blooms; rapid detection methods for toxic cyanobacteria and paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins; large scale algal culture facilities for bioproducts productions; biochemistry of iron in forest and aquatic (marine and freshwater) ecosystems
Prof. Dr. Luis M. Botana

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary, Campus de Lugo, USC, 27002 Lugo, Spain
Tel. +34 982 822 233; Fax: +34 982 822 233
Interests: marine toxins; toxins; bioactive compounds; signal transduction; natural products; detection methods; toxicology; analysis, therapeutic uses
Prof. Dr. Michio Murata

Department of Chemstry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
Fax: +81 66850 5774
Interests: marine biotoxins; seafood poisoning; membrane-active toxins; mechanism of toxicity and solid state NMR
Prof. Dr. Vítor Vasconcelos

Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Porto University, Rua do Campo Alegre 4069-007 Porto and Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Rua dos Bragas, 289, 4050.123 Porto, Portugal
Tel. +351 223401814; Fax: +351 223380609
Interests: blue-biotechnology; emerging marine toxins; bioassay-guided approach; cyanobacteria bioactive compounds
Contribution: Special Issue: Genomics and Proteomics of Cyanotoxins
Special Issue: Bioactivity and Toxicity in Marine Cyanobacteria
In other journals:
Special Issue: Emerging Marine Toxins
Prof. Dr. Paul V. Zimba

Center for Coastal Studies, Unit 5866, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA
Tel. 361-825-2768; Fax: +1-361-825-2770
Interests: Algal toxins, aquatic ecosystem ecology, harmful algae, wetlands, aquaculture, microalgal taxonomy and physiology, remote sensing, carbon fixation assessment, aquatic ecosystem stressors, cyanobacteria secondary metabolites
Prof. Dr. Miquel Lürling

Aquatic Ecology & Water Quality Management Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Interests: controlling cyanobacteria blooms, cyanobacteria ecology, cyanobacteria toxins, managing eutrophication, plankton interactions
Dr. Panagiota Katikou

Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Directorate of Veterinary Centre of Thessaloniki, Department of Aquatic Organisms Pathology, Control of Marine Biotoxins and Toxins in Other Waters, National Reference Laboratory for Marine Biotoxins 3A Limnou street, 546 27 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: marine biotoxins; phycotoxins; harmful algal blooms; toxic pufferfish; emerging marine toxins; tetrodotoxins; lipophilic toxins; toxic episodes management; phycotoxins regulatory monitoring; marine toxins analysis; mouse bioassay; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry
Dr. Amparo Alfonso

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary, University of Santiago of Compostela, Lugo 27002, Spain
Interests: marine toxins, cyanotoxins, mycotoxins, detection methods of toxins, mechanism of action of toxins, toxin effects
Prof. Dr. Jose M. Eirin-Lopez

Department of Biological Sciences - Marine Sciences Program Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 NE 151 Street, suite MSB-360 North Miami, Florida 33181, USA
Interests: marine biotoxins; DNA damage; epigenetics; transcriptomics; evolution; seafood poisoning; shellfish
Dr. Schonna R. Manning

UTEX Culture Collection of Algae, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 78712, USA
Interests: natural products chemistry, harmful algae, algae blooms, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and metabolomics.
Dr. Rex Munday

AgResearch, Ruakura Research Centre, Private Bag 3123, Hamilton, New Zealand
Tel. + 64 7 838 5138; Fax: +64 7838 5012
Interests: toxicology of natural products; free radical toxicology; cancer chemoprevention

Section: Mycotoxins

Dr. Deepak Bhatnagar

Research Leader, Food and Feed Safety Research, USDA/ARS/, Southern Regional Research Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124, USA
Fax: +1 504 286 4269
Interests: mycotoxins; secondary metabolism; genomics; toxin biosynthesis; Aspergillus species
Contribution: Special Issue: Aflatoxins 2011
Dr. Jeffrey W. Cary

Molecular Biologist USDA, ARS, SRRC, 1100 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-4305, USA
Tel. 5042864264; Fax: +1 504 286 4533
Interests: molecular biology of mycotoxin biosynthesis and regulation; fungal-host plant interactions; secondary metabolism; gene clusters; genomics; antifungal peptides; transgenic approaches to mycotoxin elimination in plants
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Mycotoxin Research
Prof. Dr. Daniel R. Dietrich

Human and Environmental Toxicology, Jacob-Burckhardtstrasse 25, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
Tel. +49 7531 883518; Fax: +49 7531 883170
Interests: natural toxins; mycotoxins; cyanobacterial toxins; mechanisms of toxicity; renal toxicity and carcinogenesis; environemntal and human risk assessment
Dr. Antonio Moretti

Institute of Sciences of Food Production, CNR, Via Amendola 122/0, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: Fusarium; Alternaria; Aspergillus; genetic and toxinogenic characterization; diversity; pathogenicity; biosynthetic gene clusters
Dr. Isabelle P. Oswald

INRA, ToxAlim, Research Center in Food Toxicology, Toulouse, France
Interests: mycotoxin; intestine; immune response; swine
Prof. Dr. James J. Pestka

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Tel. +1 517 353 1709; Fax: +1 517 353 8963
Interests: mycotoxins, trichothecene
Prof. Dr. Annie Pfohl-Leszkowicz

National Agronomical High School of Toulouse (ENSAT), Unit of Toxicology & Food safety, 1 avenue de l’Agrobiopôle, BP 32607, 31326, Auzeville-Tolosane, France
Tel. +33534323947; Fax: +33 534 323 947
Interests: mycotoxin; ochratoxin; fumonisin; zearalenone; biomarker; risk evaluation; environmental toxicology; polycyclic aromatic compounds; genotoxicity; DNA adduct; balkan endemic nephropathy; kidney cancer; biotransformation
Contribution: Special Issue: Ochratoxins
Special Issue: Ochratoxins 2011-2012
Special Issue: Recent Advances in Ochratoxins Research
Special Issue: Detoxification of Mycotoxins
Topical Collection: Ochratoxins-Collection
Dr. Jiujiang Yu

Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Food Quality Laboratory, Building # 002, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2325
Tel. 504-286-4419; Fax: +1 301 504 5107
Interests: aflatoxins; mycotoxins; Aspergillus flavus; genomics; functional genomics; Next generation sequencing (NGS); plant-fungus interaction; genomics of Penicillium spp and their secondary metabolites
Contribution: Topical Collection: Evolutionary/Phylogenetic Studies of Mycotoxin Biosynthetic Pathways
Prof. Dr. Richard A. Manderville

Department of Chemistry and Toxicology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada
Tel. 1-519-824-4120; Fax: +1 519 766 1499
Interests: DNA damage by phenolic toxins including ochratoxin A; Modified DNA bases as fluorescent probes
Contribution: Special Issue: Ochratoxins
Special Issue: Ochratoxins 2011-2012
Special Issue: Recent Advances in Ochratoxins Research
Topical Collection: Ochratoxins-Collection
Dr. Paul Turner

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Interests: Aflatoxins, Fumonisins, deoxynivalenol, mycotoxins, biomarkers, exposure assessment, health, cancer, children
Contribution: Special Issue: Mycotoxins and Human Diseases 2015
Dr. Gerhard Adam

Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Konrad Lorenz Str. 24, Tulln 3430, Austria
Fax: +43 1 47654 1186
Interests: Plant-pathogen interaction, role of microbial secondary metabolites. Fusarium mycotoxins, biosynthesis, mode of action, and detoxification in planta. Microbial detoxification of mycotoxins.
Dr. Ana Calvo

Northern Illinois University, Biological Sciences, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy Montgomery Hall, Dekalb, IL 60115, USA
Fax: +1 (815) 753-0461
Interests: Fungal development, Fungal secondary metabolism, mycotoxins, Aspergillus, gene regulation
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Mycotoxin Research
Prof. Dr. Aldo Laganà

Department of Chemistry, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Tel. +390649913062; Fax: +390649913062
Interests: Mycotoxins, liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, food contaminants, analytical chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: LC-MS/MS Method for Mycotoxin Analysis
Prof. Massimo Reverberi

Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University, Roma, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Tel. +390649917131; Fax: +39 06 49912435
Interests: Plant-pathogen interaction, oxylipin-based cross-talk, mycotoxins biosynthesis and transcriptional regulation, Microbial detoxification of mycotoxins, Image spectroscopy for fungal detection, Biosensors for toxin detection
Dr. Gianni Galaverna

Department of Food Science University of Parma Parco Area delle Scienze, 17/a 43124 Parma, Italy
Tel. ++390521906196; Fax: +39 0521 905 472
Interests: chromatography, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, food analysis, food safety
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Hyphenated Methods in Separation
Dr. HJ (Ine) van der Fels-Klerx

RIKILT Wageningen UR, Institute of Food Safety, RIKILT Wageningen UR is part of Wageningen University and Research Centre, NL-6700 AE Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: mycotoxins; management influencing myctoxin contamination; environmental factors; management factors; epidemiology; forecasting; modelling; decision support system; cropping systems; cereals; grapes; phycotoxins; algae; plant toxins; phytotoxins
Dr. Laura Anfossi

Laboratory of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Via Giuria 5, 10125, Italy
Fax: +39 011 6705242
Interests: analytical methods to detect mycotoxins; immunochemical methods of analysis; survey on mycotoxin contamination
Dr. Marc Maresca

Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, iSm2 UMR 7313, Marseille 13397, France
Fax: +33-491-284-440
Interests: gut physiology; intestinal epithelial cells; intestinal toxicology ; enterotoxins; bacterial toxins; virotoxins; mycotoxins; trichothecenes; deoxynivalenol; nutrient absorption
Contribution: Special Issue: Recent Advances and Perspectives in Deoxynivalenol Research
Topical Collection: Leading Opinions
Prof. Dr. Paola Battilani

Department of Sustainable Crop Production, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 29122 Piacenza, Italy
Tel. +39 0523 599254; Fax: +39 0523 599256
Interests: mycotoxin producing fungi; fungal ecology; epidemiology; modelling; Decision Support System; plant pathogen interaction; cropping system; cereals; grapes; dry cured meat
Contribution: Topical Collection: Understanding Mycotoxin Occurrence in Food and Feed Chains
Prof. Dr. Ibtisam E. Tothill

Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, U.K
Fax: +44 1234 75 8380
Website: |
Interests: biosensors; mycotoxins; endotoxins; microbial detection; biomarkes; food safety
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Diagnostic Sensors - Nanomaterials and Emerging Synthetic Receptors
Special Issue: Biosensors Applications in Food Safety
Dr. Susanne Vogelgsang

Agroscope, Institute for Sustainability Sciences, Research Division Grassland Sciences and Agro-Ecosystems, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
Fax: +41 (0)58 468 72 01
Interests: Effect of cropping factors on plant diseases and on accumulation of mycotoxins; Development of sustainable agricultural cropping systems; Plant pathology in arable crops; Biological control of diseases and weeds
Dr. Ting Zhou

Guelph Food Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Guelph, ON N1G 5C9, Canada
Interests: mycotoxin detoxification; microbial detoxification; trichothecene mycotoxins; deoxynivalenol; patulin
Contribution: Special Issue: Promising Detoxification Strategies to Mitigate Mycotoxins in Food and Feed
Prof. Dr. Pauline E. Jolly

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ryals Building, Room 217, Birmingham, AL 35294-0022, USA
Interests: mycotoxin; aflatoxin; HIV/AIDS; immune function; anemia; birth outcomes

Section: Plant Toxins

Prof. Dr. Tzi Bun NG

School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Tel. 39436872
Interests: biomolecules of mammalian; plant and microbial origins with antipathogenic activities including lectins; antimicrobial peptides; and anticancer proteins and peptides
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Lectins
Prof. Dr. Jia-You Fang

Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Chang Gung University, Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kweishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Tel. 886-3-2118800; Fax: +886 3 2118236
Interests: pharmaceutics; natural products; dermatology; nanotechnology; drug delivery; pharmacokinetics
Contribution: Special Issue: The Toxicity of Natural Products
Prof. Dr. Carmela Fimognari

Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Toxicology, Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna, Italy
Fax: +39 051 2095624
Interests: 1) antitumour pharmacology: identification of natural agents as potential antitumor drugs and definition of their cellular (analysis of apoptosis/necrosis; cell proliferation; cell-cycle progression; cytodifferentiation) and molecular (level of proteins involved in apoptosis and cell-cycle regulation) mechanism; 2) cellular and genetic toxicology: study of the cellular response after treatment with xenobiotics (cytotoxicity; analysis of DNA and RNA damage; fluorescence in situ hybridization)
Contribution: Special Issue: Natural Products for Multi-Targeted Cancer Treatment: Where Are We Now?
Special Issue: Dietary and Non-Dietary Phytochemicals and Cancer
Prof. Dr. Daniel Gillet

Laboratory of Molecular Toxinology and Biotechnology (LTMB), Molecular engineering of proteins (SIMOPRO), Life Sciences Division (DSV), Institute of Biology and Technology Saclay (iBiTec-S), French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), F-91191 Gif sur Yvette, France
Fax: +33 6 88 21 08 73
Interests: toxins, bacterial toxins, diphtheria toxin, ricin toxin, Shiga toxins, botulinum toxins, CBRN, Biodefense
Contribution: Special Issue: Diphtheria Toxin
Special Issue: Ribosome Inactivating Toxins
Dr. Tomas Girbes

Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Medicine and CINAD (Center for Research in Nutrition, Food and Dietetics; Lucia Building-Science Park), University of Valladolid, Valladolid E-47005, Spain
Tel. 983423082
Interests: ribosome-inactivating proteins; plant toxins; plant lectins; food toxicity; intestinal toxicity
Contribution: Topical Collection: Immunotoxins 2016
Prof. Dr. Pang-Chui Shaw

School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China
Tel. 852-39436803
Interests: structure-activity relationship of ribosome-inactivating proteins; pharmacological applications of toxins; screening of inhibitors on toxins; protein-protein interaction; toxin trafficking; toxic effects of natural products; viral proteins; quality control of herbal medicinal material
Dr. Nilgun E. Tumer

Department of Plant biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, USA
Tel. 732-932-8165 X215
Interests: plant, bacterial and fungal toxins, ribosome inactivating proteins, toxin ribosome interactions, toxin mechanism of action, toxin-host interactions
Contribution: Special Issue: Plant Toxins
Prof. Dr. Peter S. Spencer

Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, and Oregon Institute for Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Tel. 503 209-0986
Interests: neurotoxinology (plant, fungal); neurotoxicology; systems biology; human disease Contribution: Special Issue: Neurotoxins: Health Threats and Biological Tools
Contribution: Special Issue: Neurotoxins: Health Threats and Biological Tools
In other journals:
Special Issue: Environmental Neurotoxicology
Dr. Jack Ho WONG

School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Interests: plant and mushroom lectins, mushroom laccases; protease inhibitors; ribosome inactivating proteins; antifungal proteins; defensins, cathelicidins; milk proteins; and natural products with antioxidant activity
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Lectins
Dr. Bryan L. Stegelmeier

USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory, 1150 East, 1400 North, Logan, UT 84341, USA
Interests: to identify toxic plants; isolate and identify plant toxins; determine the mechanism of toxicity; document toxin metabolism and clearance from tissues; develop diagnostic and prognostic procedures; identify conditions of poisoning; and develop management strategies; antidotes; treatments and other recommendations to reduce losses; insure product quality and promote animal and human health
Toxins EISSN 2072-6651 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert