Toxins — Editors

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Toxins Editorial Office
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, 4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: toxins@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax: +41 61 302 89 18

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Editor-in-Chief
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
Website: http://www.physiologie.medizin.uni-tuebingen.de/DepI/#public
E-Mail: florian.lang@uni-tuebingen.de
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

Managing Editor
Ms. Chao Xiao
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
Tel. +86 10 62800830
E-Mail: chao.xiao@mdpi.com

Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry *
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
Website: http://www.venomdoc.com
E-Mail: bgfry@uq.edu.au
Interests: venom molecular evolution; phylogenetics and structure-function relationships; toxins
* Section 'Animal Venoms'

Section Editor-in-Chief
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
Tel. +1 979 436 0357; Fax: +1 979 845 3479
Website: http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/basic-sciences/mmp/faculty/vernon-tesh.html
E-Mail: tesh@medicine.tamhsc.edu
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'

Section Editor-in-Chief
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. +1 305 919 4569; Fax: +1 305 919 4030
Website: http://www.fiu.edu/~berryj/
E-Mail: john.berry@fiu.edu
Interests: cyanobacteria; toxins; bioactive compounds; zebrafish embryo model; natural products
* Section 'Marine and Freshwater Toxins'

Production Editor
Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: rittman@mdpi.com

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Arturo Anadón
Department of Toxicology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040-Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 1 394 38 34; Fax: +34 1 394 38 40
Website: http://ec.europa.eu/food/fs/sc/scan/cv/cv_anadon_en.pdf
Interests: neurotoxicity; toxicokinetics

Prof. Dr. Michael Aschner
Department of Pediatrics, 2215-B Garland Avenue, 11415 MRB IV, Vanderbilt University, Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-0414, USA
Tel. +1 615 322 8024; Fax: +1 615 936 4080
Website: http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/site/people/show.aspx?id=8993
Interests: transport mechanisms from the periphery into the brain; developmental neurotoxicology; role of metals in neurodegeneration; gulf war syndrome

Dr. Charles W. Bacon
Toxicology and Mycotoxin Research, Russell Research Center, 950 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30604, USA
Tel. +1 706 546 3158; Fax: +1 706 546 3116
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=232
Interests: regulation and biosynthesis of mycotoxins; fungal endophyte-grass relationships; bacterial endophytes, and the coevolution of secondary products; primarily mycotoxins, with grasses and other plants, as an adaptive strategy for mutualistic associations
Contribution: Special Issue: Evolutionary/Phylogenetic Studies of Mycotoxin Biosynthetic Pathways

Dr. Deepak Bhatnagar
Research Leader, Food and Feed Safety Research, USDA/ARS/, Southern Regional Research Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124, USA
Tel. +1 504 286 4388; Fax: +1 504 286 4269
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=446
Interests: mycotoxins; secondary metabolism; genomics; toxin biosynthesis; Aspergillus species
Contribution: Special Issue: Aflatoxins

Prof. Dr. Wayne Briner
Department of Psychology, Ashford University, 8620 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123 USA
Tel. +858 705 2294
Interests: neurotoxicology; heavy metals; teratology; behavioral teratology
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Heavy Metals and Health
Special Issue: Heavy Metals Toxicology

Dr. Jeffrey W. Cary
Molecular Biologist USDA, ARS, SRRC, 1100 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-4305, USA
Tel. +1 504 286 4264; Fax: +1 504 286 4533
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=907
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 (Direct); +49 7531 883171 (Secretary); Fax: +49 7531 883170
Website: http://www.umwelttoxikologie.uni-konstanz.de/en/members/prof-dr-daniel-dietrich/
Interests: natural toxins; mycotoxins; cyanobacterial toxins; mechanisms of toxicity; renal toxicity and carcinogenesis; environemntal and human risk assessment

Prof. Dr. Jia-You Fang
Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Chang Gung University, Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kweishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Tel. +886 3 2118800ext5521; Fax: +886 3 2118236
Interests: pharmaceutics; natural products; dermatology; nanotechnology; drug delivery; pharmacokinetics
Contribution: Special Issue: The Toxicity of Natural Products

Dr. Carmela Fimognari
Laboratory of Genetic and Molecular Toxicology, Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna, Italy
Tel. +39 051 2095636; Fax: +39 051 2095624
Website: http://www.unibo.it/SitoWebDocente/default.htm?UPN=carmela.fimognari@unibo.it
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?

Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Fossi
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Siena, Via Mattioli, 4, 53100 Siena, Italy
Tel. +39 0 577232913; Fax: +39 0 577232930
Website: http://www.scientificjournals.com/sj/all/AutorenAnzeigeESS/autorenId/90108
Interests: non invasive biomarkers; aquatic toxicology; aquatic environments; xenobiotics; marine mammals; genomics; environmental toxicology; endokrine Disruptoren; endocrine effects of chemicals; ecotoxicological effects; biomarkers

Prof. Dr. Helmut Greim
Institute of Toxicology and Environmental Hygiene, Technical University of Munich, Hohenbachernstrasse 15-17, D-85354 Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany
Tel. +49 8161 715600; Fax: +49 8161 715618
Interests: general toxicology; mechanisms of toxicity, especially in mutagenicity and carcinogenicity; mode of action; risk assessment

Dr. Xiaohua He
Research Molecular Biologist, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA94710, USA
Tel. +1 510 559 5823; Fax: +1 510 559 5768
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=39023
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

Dr. Yasuhiko Horiguchi
Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Yamada-oka 3-1, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Tel. +81 6 6879 8284; Fax: + 81 6 6879 8283
Website: http://www.biken.osaka-u.ac.jp/act/act_horiguchi_e.php
Interests: structure and domain organization of proteins; cell-to -cell or intracellular signaling; receptors for toxins; membrane-damaging toxins
Contribution: Special Issue: Bacterial Protein Toxins

Prof. Dr. R. Manjunatha Kini
Protein Science Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Science Drive 4, 117543 Singapore
Tel. + 65 65165235; Fax: + 65 67792486
Website: http://www.dbs.nus.edu.sg/staff/kini.htm
Interests: protein chemistry; structure-function relationships; protein-protein interaction and protein design and engineering

Prof. Dr. Brigitte König
Otto-von-Guericke-University, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Molecular Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics, Leipzigerstr. 44, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
Tel. +49 391 6713353; Fax: +49 391 6713938
Website: http://www.med.uni-magdeburg.de/Institute/Medizinische+Mikrobiologie.html
Interests: superantigens; microecology; microorganism-host-microorganism interactions; host-medical devices interactions; oxidative stress; staphylococci; enterococci; lactobacilli

Prof. Dr. Stephen P. Mackessy
School of Biological Sciences, 501 20th. St., CB 92, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639-0017 USA
Tel. +1 970-351-2429; Fax: +1 970-351-2335
Website: http://www.unco.edu/biology/faculty_staff/mackessy/mackessy_stephen.htm
Interests: reptile venom proteomics and evolution; toxin evolution and structure/function relationships; venom proteinases; biochemical ecology of venomous reptiles

Dr. Azzam A. Maghazachi
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, POB 1103, N-0317 Oslo, Norway
Tel. +47 22851203; Fax: +47 22851279
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

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
Website: http://www.chembio.uoguelph.ca/manderville/
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

Dr. Marc Maresca
Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, iSm2 UMR 7313, Marseille 13397, France
Tel. +33-491-288-445; Fax: +33-491-284-440
Website: http://www.ism2.univ-cezanne.fr/permanents/MARESCA.php
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

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

Prof. Dr. Michio Murata
Department of Chemstry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
Tel. +81 66850 5774; Fax: +81 66850 5774
Website: http://www.chem.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/lab/murata/english/index.html
Interests: marine biotoxins; seafood poisoning; membrane-active toxins; mechanism of toxicity and solid state NMR

Prof. Dr. Richard E. Peterson
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, 777 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705-2222, USA
Tel. +1 608 263 5453; Fax: +1 608 265 3316
Interests: developmental toxicology of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons and perfluorinated acids

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. +33 534 323 947; 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

Prof. Dr. Frances Pick
Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Tel. +1 613 562 5800; Fax: +1 613 562 5486
Website: http://www.careg.uottawa.ca/bio_frances_pick.htm
Interests: ecosystem ecology and state of environment reporting; aquatic microbial ecology

Prof. Dr. Des R. Richardson
Professor of Cancer Cell Biology, NHMRC Senior Principal, Research Fellow; and Iron Metabolism and Chelation Program, Department of Pathology, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Tel. +61 2 9036 6548; Fax: +61 2 9036 6549
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/d.richardson.php
Interests: metal ions; iron; copper; chelators; X-ray crystallography

Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier
Laboratory INSERM U1097-ERT 62 'Ingenierie des Peptides a Visee Therapeutique', Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine Nord, Boulevard Pierre Dramard, 13916 Marseille, Cedex 20, France
Tel. +33 640 15 24 19; Fax: +33 442 29 16 12
Interests: toxinology; animal toxins; ion channel blockers; toxin-derived drug; drug design; peptide and protein engineering; therapy
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

Prof. Dr. David Sheehan
Proteomic Research Laboratory, Head of School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork, Western Gateway Building, Western Rd, Cork, Ireland
Tel. +35 321 420 5424; Fax: +35 321 427 4034
Website: http://www.ucc.ie/ucc/depts/biochemistry/staff/dsheehan.html
Interests: enzymology and evolution of glutathione transferases; application of proteomics to study of oxidative stress; implications of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species for kidney function; environmental toxicology; nanomaterials as emerging toxicological threats
Contribution: Special Issue: Toxins from Aquatic Organisms
In other journals:
Special Issue: Nanotoxicology
Special Issue: Advances in Proteomic Research
Special Issue: Advances in Proteomic Research 2014
Special Issue: Advances in Proteomic Research
Special Issue: Antioxidant Roles of Redox Proteins

Prof. Dr. Peter S. Spencer
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Global Health Center, and Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, L356, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Tel. +1 503 494 2517
Website: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/croet/faculty/profiles.cfm?facultyID=520
Interests: neurotoxinology (plant, fungal); neurotoxicology; systems biology; human disease
Contribution: Special Issue: Neurotoxins: Health Threats and Biological Tools

Dr. Tammy E. Stoker
MD-72, Endocrine Toxicology Branch, Toxicity Assessment Division, ORD, NHEERL, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA
Tel. +1 919 541 2783; Fax: +1 919 541 5138
Interests: neuroendocrine control of reproductive function/LH surge and ovulation; pubertal development following gestational or peripubertal exposure to EDCs; perinatal exposures and effects on prostate development/prostatitis in the rat; in vitro/ex-vivo approaches to evaluate the effects of EDCs on the HPG/HPT/HPA axis

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 223401817; Fax: +351 223380609
Website: http://www.ciimar.up.pt/member.php?id=103
Interests: blue-biotechnology; emerging marine toxins; bioassay-guided approach; cyanobacteria bioactive compounds
Contribution: Special Issue: Genomics and Proteomics of Cyanotoxins
In other journals:
Special Issue: Emerging Marine Toxins

Dr. Jiujiang Yu
Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Food Quality Laboratory, Building # 002, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
Tel. +1 301 504 5721; Fax: +1 504 286 4419
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=6283
Interests: aflatoxins; mycotoxins; Aspergillus flavus; genomics; functional genomics; Next generation sequencing (NGS); plant-fungus interaction; genomics of Penicillium spp and their secondary metabolites

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
Website: http://med.emory.edu/faculty/profile_highlights.cfm?id=4021
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

Prof. Dr. Gerald W. Zamponi
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr. N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N1, Canada
Tel. +1 403 220 6597; Fax: +1 403 919 2212
Website: http://www.cell.ucalgary.ca/G.Zamponi.html
Interests: calcium channels; sodium channels; T-type channels; N-type channels; pain; G protein; second messengers; epilepsy

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. +1-361-825-2768; Fax: +1-361-825-2770
Website: http://sci.tamucc.edu/member.php?who=pzimba&program=lsci
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

Section: Animal Venoms

Prof. Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
Website: http://www.venomdoc.com
E-Mail: bgfry@uq.edu.au
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 21 34824934; 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
Tel. +1 503-768-7653; Fax: +1 503-768-7658
Website: http://legacy.lclark.edu/~binford/
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. +44 151 705 3162
Website: http://www.lstmliverpool.ac.uk/research/departments/staff-profiles/nick-casewell
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
Tel. +61 3 99054861; Fax: +61 3 99059327
Website: http://www.monash.edu.au/research/people/profiles/profile.html?sid=426&pid=2684
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
Tel. +44 207 942 6885; Fax: +44 207 942 5054 Website:
Website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/life-sciences/aquatic-invertebrates/research/comparative-venomics/index.html
Interests: molecular evolution of animal venoms and toxins; phylogenetics of toxins; venom gland transcriptomics

Prof. Dr. Glenn F. King
Division of Chemistry & Structural Biology, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Tel. +61 7 3346-2025; Fax: +61 7 3346-2101
Website: http://imb.uq.edu.au
Interests: venoms-based drug discovery; venoms-based insecticide discovery; venom evolution; ion channel blockers; acid-sensing ion channels; voltage-gated sodium channels; chronic pain; stroke; NMR structural biology
Contribution: Special Issue: Animal Toxins Targeting Ion Channels Involved in Pain

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
Tel. +86 871 651 962 02; Fax: +86 871 651 990 86
Website: http://sourcedb.kiz.cas.cn/yw/zjrc/sc/200908/t20090813_2394253.html
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
Tel. +61 7 3346 2984; Fax: +61 7 3346 2101
Website: http://www.imb.uq.edu.au/index.html?id=11701
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. +1 323 224 7981; Fax: +1 323 224 7679
Website: http://www.usc.edu/schools/medicine/util/directories/faculty/profile.php?PersonIs_ID=735
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

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
Tel. +55 16 3602 4714; Fax: +55 16 3602 4725
Website: http://lattes.cnpq.br/1721501040953897
Interests: bioactive compounds; natural venoms; structure-function relationships of toxins; snake venoms; toxins and enzymes; anti-venoms; pharmacological applications

Dr. Kartik Sunagar
Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Laboratory of Ecotoxicology Genomics and Evolution, University of Porto, Rua dos bragas, 289 Porto, Portugal
Tel. +351 933634324
Website: http://www.kartik.co.nr
Interests: Animal venoms; adaptive evolution; molecular evolution of venom; toxins; phylogenetics; population genetics; venom-based therapeutics

Prof. Dr. Jan Tytgat
Laboratory of Toxicology, University of Leuven (KULeuven), Campus Gasthuisberg, O&N2 PO Box 922, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Tel. +32 16 32 34 03; Fax: +32 16 32 34 05
Website: http://www.kuleuven.be/cv/u0018354e.htm
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
Tel. +61-7-3346-2326
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
Tel. +61-7-334-62986
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
Tel. +44 1248 382301
Website: http://pages.bangor.ac.uk/~bss166/
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 and Asia Pacific Inst of Trop Med, JABSOM University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1993 East West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Tel. +1 808 956 8328; Fax: +1 808 956 8713
Website: http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/pcrl/
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

Section: Bacterial Toxins

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
Tel. +1 979 436 0357; Fax: +1 979 845 3479
Website: http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/basic-sciences/mmp/faculty/vernon-tesh.html
E-Mail: tesh@medicine.tamhsc.edu
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Novel Properties of Well-Characterized Toxins

Prof. Dr. Holger Barth
Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Tel. +49 731 50065503; 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

Prof. Dr. Sang Ho Choi
NRL of Molecular Microbiology and Toxicology, Department of Food Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Korea
Tel. +82 2 880 4857; Fax: +82 2 873 5095
Website: http://fst.snu.ac.kr/
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 Molecular Medicine, Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Website: http://www.limm.leeds.ac.uk/research_sections/molecular_gastroenterology/groups/crabtree.htm
Interests: Helicobacter pylori; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; infection and gastrointestinal cancer; mucosal immunology
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Gastric Cancer
Special Issue: Gut Microbiome

Dr. Yukako Fujinaga
Laboratory for Infection Cell Biology, International Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Yamada-oka 3-1, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Tel. +81 6 6879 4250; Fax: +81 6 6879 4252
Website: http://www.biken.osaka-u.ac.jp/act/act_fujinaga_e.php
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
Website: http://www.unice.fr/c3m/EN/Equipe6.html
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

Dr. Nicholas J. Mantis
Division of Infectious Disease, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, 120 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
Tel. +1 518 473 7487; Fax: +1 518 402 4773
Website: http://www.wadsworth.org/resnres/bios/mantis_pubs.html
Interests: plant and bacterial protein toxins; neutralizing antibodies; vaccines; mucosal tissues; animal models; small molecule inhibitors
Contribution: Special Issue: Toxin-Antibody Interactions

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
Tel. +81 86 251 7966; Fax: +81 86 251 7926
Website: http://www.pharm.okayama-u.ac.jp/en/department/miyoshi/
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
Tel. +49 0761 2035 299; 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

Dr. Adam J. Ratner
Columbia University, 650 West 168th Street (BB 4-443), office (212) 305-9807, lab (212) 342-2902, New York NY 10032, USA
Tel. +1 212 305 9807; Fax: +1 212 342 5218
Website: http://www.ratnerlab.org
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. +81 (0)88 602 8483; 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
Website: http://www.pharmakologie.uni-freiburg.de/i/index.htm
Interests: bacterial toxins; GTPases; signal transduction; toxins and carcinogenesis

Prof. Dr. J. Glenn Songer
Prrofessor Emeritus, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University, 419 9th Street, Ames, IA 50010, USA
Tel. +1 520 784 3829; Fax: +1 520 621 6366
Website: http://vetmed.iastate.edu/users/jgsonger
Interests: microbial pathogenesis; epidemiology of clostridial enteric infections

Prof. Dr. Bruce E. Tabashnik
Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Tel. +1 520 621 1141; Fax: +1 520 621 1150
Website: http://ag.arizona.edu/ento/faculty/tabashnik.htm
Interests: insect resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxins

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

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. +1 305 919 4569; Fax: +1 305 919 4030
Website: http://www.fiu.edu/~berryj/
E-Mail: john.berry@fiu.edu
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

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