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Editors

Prof. Jay Fox
Editor-in-Chief
Department of Microbiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
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Interests: Snake venom metalloproteinases, SVMPs, ADAMs, Disintegrins, Pathophysiology/Histology, Hemorrhagic toxins, Coagulopathy, Disintegrin-like/Cysteine-rich domains
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Prof. Michel R. Popoff *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Bacteries Anaerobies et Toxines, Institut Pasteur, 28 rue du Docteur Roux, Paris 75724, France
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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
* Section 'Bacterial Toxins'
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Prof. Bryan Grieg Fry *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
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Interests: venom molecular evolution; phylogenetics and structure-function relationships; toxins
* Section 'Animal Venoms'
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Prof. Sarah De Saeger *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Bioanalysis, Laboratory of Food Analysis, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Interests: mycotoxins; analysis; metabolomics; food safety
* Section 'Mycotoxins'
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Prof. Vítor Vasconcelos *
Section Editor-in-Chief
1. CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Matosinhos, Portugal
2. Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Porto University, Porto 4069-007, Portugal
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Interests: blue-biotechnology; emerging marine toxins; bioassay-guided approach; cyanobacteria bioactive compounds
* Section 'Marine and Freshwater Toxins'
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Dr. Nilgun E. Tumer *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
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Interests: plant, bacterial and fungal toxins, ribosome inactivating proteins, toxin ribosome interactions, toxin mechanism of action, toxin-host interactions
* Section: Plant Toxins
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Prof. R. Vanholder *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Nephrology Section, 0K12, Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Interests: uremia, chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, adequacy of dialysis, acute kidney injury
* Section: Uremic Toxins
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Prof. Dr. Med. Florian Lang *
Founding Editor-in-Chief
Physiologisches Institut I, Universität Tübingen, Gmelinstrasse 5, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
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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
Prof. Dr. Richard A. Manderville *
Former Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemistry and Toxicology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada
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Interests: DNA damage by phenolic toxins including ochratoxin A; Modified DNA bases as fluorescent probes
* Section 'Mycotoxins'
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Prof. Dr. John P. Berry *
Former 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
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Interests: cyanobacteria; toxins; bioactive compounds; zebrafish embryo model; natural products
* Section 'Marine and Freshwater Toxins'
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Prof. Dr. Vernon L. Tesh *
Former Editor-in-Chief
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
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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
* Former Section Editor-in-Chief of Toxins during 2015-2017
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Editorial Board

Dr. Azzam A. Maghazachi
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, Sharjah 27272, UAE
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Interests: drug toxicity; autoimmunity; innate immunity; lysophospholipids; chemokines
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in Toxins: Toxicity and Therapeutic Interventions in the Immune System
Special Issue in Toxins: G-Protein Coupled Receptors as mediators of Toxin effects
Special Issue in Toxins: The Molecular Mechanism of the Interplay between Toxins Driven Microbiota Dysbiosis and Innate Immunity

Section: Animal Venoms

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
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Interests: protein biochemistry, structure-activity relationships of venom enzymes/toxins; anti-venoms; venom proteomics; and pharmacological applications
Dr. Kevin Arbuckle
Department of Biosciences, College of Science, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
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Interests: evolutionary toxinology; macroevolution; diversification; convergent evolution; antipredator defence; herpetology; phylogenetic comparative methods
Prof. Philip Lazarovici
Laboratory of Neuropharmacology, Neuro-oncology and Neural Engineering, School of Pharmacy-Institute for Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Tel. 02-6758729
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Interests: animal venoms, neurotoxins, nerve growth factors, disintegrins, neurotoxicity and neuroprotection, neurodegenerative diseases, neuropharmacology and neurooncology, preclinical pharmacological assessments, in vitro and in vivo model systems, drug development
Assoc. Prof. Darin Rokyta
Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, 319 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4295, USA
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Interests: molecular evolution, genetics of adaptation, transcriptomics, proteomics, experimental evolution
Prof. Dr. R. Manjunatha Kini
Protein Science Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Science Drive 4, 117543 Singapore
Fax: + 65 67792486
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Interests: protein chemistry; structure-function relationships; protein-protein interaction and protein design and engineering
Assist. Prof. Hang Fai (Henry) Kwok
Faculty of Health Sciences (E12), University of Macau, Avenida de Universidade, Macau SAR
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Interests: Protease biochemistry; Toxins; Anti-cancer drug discovery; Antibody therapy; Venom-based peptides; Prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers; Proteomics
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Special Issue in Toxins: Venom and Toxin as Targeted Therapy
Dr. Nicholas R. Casewell
Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, L3 5QA, UK
Tel. +44 151 702 9329
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Interests: molecular evolution of venom components; venom composition; toxin convergence; venom gland transcriptomics; antivenom manufacturing and testing
Dr. Ana Maria Moura Da Silva
Laboratório de Imunopatologia, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo CEP 05503-900, Brazil
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Interests: snake venoms; metalloproteinases; hemostasis; venom composition; venom variability; antivenoms; immunoassays
Assoc. Prof. Meg Daly
The Ohio State University, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, 318 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus 43210-1293, OH, USA
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Interests: evolution; cnidaria; biodiversity
Prof. Bryan Grieg Fry
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
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Interests: venom molecular evolution; phylogenetics and structure-function relationships; toxins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in Toxins: Evolution of Venom Systems
Special Issue in Toxins: Antivenom and Venom Therapeutics
Special Issue in Toxins: Selected Papers from the 5th Venoms to Drugs Meeting
Special Issue in Toxins: Selected Papers from the 2017 Venoms to Drugs Conference
Special Issue in Toxins: Toxins:10th Anniversary
Prof. Dr. Wayne Hodgson
Monash Venom Group, Department of Pharmacology, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
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Interests: animal venoms & toxins; receptors; pharmacology; antivenoms
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Special Issue in Toxins: Use of Antibodies/Antivenom Against Envenoming
Assoc. Prof. Mandë Holford
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hunter College Belfer Research Building and CUNY Graduate Center, BRB 424, New York, NY 10021, USA
Tel. +1212-896-0449
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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. Ronald A. Jenner
Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
Fax: +44 207 942 5054
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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
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Interests: animal venoms; structure-function relationships; toxins; human disease mechanisms; drug development
Dr. Anita Malhotra
School of Biological Sciences, University College of North Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, Wales, United Kingdom
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Interests: evolutionary biology; molecular evolution; systematics; morphometrics; speciation; adaptation; biogeography
Prof. Dr. Frank S. Markland
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer, Center, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Hoffman Medical Research Building #813, 2011 Zonal Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Tel. +(323) 442-2747
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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; disintegrins as bioadhesive agents
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Special Issue in Toxins: 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
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Interests: venom molecular evolution; protein structure prediction; protein-ligand interactions; molecular dynamics simulations; pharmacophore modeling; computational ligand docking
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Topical Collection in Toxins: Leading Opinions (Closed)
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
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Interests: bioactive compounds; natural venoms; structure-function relationships of toxins; snake venoms; toxins and enzymes; anti-venoms; pharmacological applications
Dr. Kartik Sunagar
Evolutionary Venomics Lab. Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012, Karnataka, India
Tel. +91-80-22932635
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Interests: animal venoms; molecular evolution; predator-prey arms races; antivenoms
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
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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
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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, The University of Queensland, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102, Australia
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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
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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
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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
Prof. Lourival D. Possani
Departamento de Medicina Molecular y Bioprocesos, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Avenida Universidad 2001, Apartado Postal 510-3, Cuernavaca Morelos 62210, Mexico
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Interests: scorpion venom; ion-channel blockers; proteome analysis; transcriptome analysis; toxins; gene cloning
Dr. Michel Dugon
Venom Systems & Proteomics Lab, Room 214 - the Ryan Institute, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway H91 TK33, Ireland
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Interests: Evolution of venom systems; Ultrastructure of venom systems; Arthropod venom; Arachnids; Therapeutics from venom; Bioassay
Dr. Mettine H.A. Bos
Div. of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Einthoven Laboratory for Vascular and Regenerative Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Interests: blood coagulation; protein chemistry; structure-function relationships; serine proteases; procoagulant and anticoagulant venom/toxin proteins; therapeutic protein engineering; anticoagulant therapeutics

Section: Bacterial Toxins

Prof. 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
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in Toxins: Clostridium difficile/Clostridium sordellii and Clostridium perfringens Toxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Toxins:10th Anniversary
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
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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
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Special Issue in Toxins: Development of Botulinum Toxin Drugs
Special Issue in Toxins: Intracellular Traffic and Transport of Bacterial Protein Toxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Novel Pharmacological Inhibitors for Bacterial Protein Toxins
Prof. Dr. Joseph Jankovic
Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Interests: botulinum toxin; dystonia, blepharospasm; hemifacial spasm; tremor; tics
Dr. Flaminia Pavone
CNR, Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, via del Fosso di Fiorano 64/65 00143 Roma, Italy
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Interests: botulinum neurotoxins; inflammatory pain; neuropathic pain; immunohistochemistry; nerve injury; nerve regeneration; spinal cord; glial cells; analgesia; behavior; animal models of pain
Prof. Dr. Anne-Brit Kolstø
Laboratory for Microbial Dynamics (LaMDa), Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, University of Oslo, Blindern, 0316, Oslo, Norway
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Special Issue in Toxins: Bacillus thuringiensis Toxins
Prof. Dr. Thomas Keith Wood
Departments of Chemical Engineering & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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Interests: toxin/antitoxin systems; persistence; biofilms
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
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Interests: Helicobacter pylori; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; infection and gastrointestinal cancer; mucosal immunology
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Special Issue in Cancers: Gastric Cancer
Special Issue in Pathogens: Gut Microbiome
Special Issue in Toxins: H. pylori Virulence Factors in the Induction of Gastric Cancer
Dr. Xiaohua He
Research Molecular Biologist, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710, USA
Tel. 5105595823; Fax: +1 510 559 5768
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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
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Special Issue in Toxins: Advances in Toxin Detection
Topical Collection in Toxins: Rapid Detection 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
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Interests: bacterial protein toxins; pore-forming toxins; cell membrane proteins/receptors; proteolytic enzymes
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Special Issue in Toxins: Protein Toxins as Proteases
Special Issue in Toxins: Pore-Forming Toxins
Prof. Dr. Cesare Montecucco
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova and Institute for Neuroscience of the National Research Council, Via Ugo Bassi n. 58/B, 35121 Padova, Italy
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Interests: neurotoxins, peripheral neurodegeneration; neuroregeneration
Dr. Andreas Rummel
Institut für Toxikologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
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Interests: botulinum neurotoxin, ricin, tetanus neurotoxin, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin (SE)
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Special Issue in Toxins: Detection and identification of biological toxins in international proficiency tests
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
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Interests: bacterial toxins; GTPases; signal transduction; toxins and carcinogenesis
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Topical Collection in Toxins: Leading Opinions (Closed)
Prof. Dr. James D. Marks
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, Room 3C-38, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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Interests: Botulinum nerutoxin; intoxication therapy; therapeutic antibodies; immunotherapy
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Special Issue in Toxins: Botulinum Neurotoxins Antibody and Vaccine
Prof. Andreja Rajkovic
Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Food Preservation, Ghent University (UGent), Coupure Links 657, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Interests: Bacillus cereus enterotoxins, emetic toxin, cereulide, Staphylococcal enterotoxins, Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins, Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin, shiga toxin, food safety, beauvericin, enniatins, food safety in Serbia
Prof. Dr. Rongsheng Jin
Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
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Interests: bacterial toxin; host-pathogen interaction; antitoxin; protein engineering; structural biology; X-ray crystallography
Prof. Dr. Timothy L. Cover
Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
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Interests: bacteria-host interactions, bacterial toxins, Helicobacter pylori, gastric cancer
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Special Issue in Toxins: Vacuolating Toxin
Dr. Marnie L. Peterson
Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
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Interests: multi-drug resistant organisms; Staphylococcus aureus; exotoxins; therapeutics; host response; ex vivo mucosal biofilm models; translational medicine

Section: Marine and Freshwater Toxins

Prof. Vítor Vasconcelos
1. CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Matosinhos, Portugal
2. Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Porto University, Porto 4069-007, Portugal
Tel. +351 223401814; Fax: +351 223380609
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Interests: blue-biotechnology; emerging marine toxins; bioassay-guided approach; cyanobacteria bioactive compounds
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Emerging Marine Toxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Genomics and Proteomics of Cyanotoxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Bioactivity and Toxicity in Marine Cyanobacteria
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microbes II, 2017
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Natural Products and Obesity
Special Issue in Toxins: Toxins:10th Anniversary
Dr. Amparo Alfonso
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary, University of Santiago of Compostela, Lugo 27002, Spain
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Interests: marine toxins; cyanotoxins; mycotoxins; detection methods of toxins; mechanism of action of toxins; toxin effects
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Toxins: Bio-Monitoring of Marine and Fresh Water Toxins in Europe and North America
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
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Interests: marine biotoxins; seafood poisoning; membrane-active toxins; mechanism of toxicity and solid state NMR
Prof. Dr. Luis M. Botana
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary, University of Santiago of Compostela, 27002 Lugo, Spain
Tel. 34982822233
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Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in Toxins: Marine and Freshwater Toxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Selected Papers from the 5th Iberoamerican Cyanotoxins Meeting
Special Issue in Toxins: Bio-Monitoring of Marine and Fresh Water Toxins in Europe and North America
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
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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. Jose M. Eirin-Lopez
Assistant Professor, Environmental Epigenetics Group Leader, Institute of Water and Environment (FIU Preeminent Program), Marine Sciences Program, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151 Street, office MSB-360, North Miami, FL 33181, USA
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Interests: marine biotoxins; DNA damage; epigenetics; transcriptomics; evolution; seafood poisoning; shellfish
Dr. Panagiota Katikou
Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Directorate General of Sustainable Rural Development, Directorate of Research, Innovation and Education, School of Meat Professionals of Thessaloniki, Hapsa & Karatasou 1, 54626, Thessaloniki, Greece
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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
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Special Issue in Toxins: Tetrodotoxins
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
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Interests: controlling cyanobacteria blooms; cyanobacteria ecology; cyanobacteria toxins; managing eutrophication; plankton interactions
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Special Issue in Toxins: Causes, Consequences and Control of Cyanobacterial Blooms in a Changing World
Dr. Schonna R. Manning
UTEX Culture Collection of Algae, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 78712, USA
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Interests: natural products chemistry; harmful algae; algae blooms; analytical chemistry; biochemistry; molecular biology and metabolomics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Toxins: Bio-Monitoring of Marine and Fresh Water Toxins in Europe and North America

Section: Mycotoxins

Prof. Sarah De Saeger
Department of Bioanalysis, Laboratory of Food Analysis, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Interests: mycotoxins; analysis; metabolomics; food safety
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Toxins: Selected Papers from the 5th International Symposium on Mycotoxins and Toxigenic Moulds: Challenges and Perspectives
Special Issue in Toxins: 1st International MYCOKEY Conference: Advances on Mycotoxin Reduction in the Food and Feed Chain
Special Issue in Toxins: Toxins:10th Anniversary
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
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Interests: Plant-pathogen interaction, role of microbial secondary metabolites. Fusarium mycotoxins, biosynthesis, mode of action, and detoxification in planta. Microbial detoxification of mycotoxins.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Logrieco
Institute of Sciences of Food Production, ISPA-CNR, Via G. Amendola, 122/O, I-70126 Bari, Italy
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Interests: mycology; phytotoxins and mycotoxins, plant pathology, fungal genetic and fermentation technology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Toxins: Selected papers from 1st China Mycotoxin Conference: Current trends in mycotoxin prevention and control
Special Issue in Toxins: 1st International MYCOKEY Conference: Advances on Mycotoxin Reduction in the Food and Feed Chain
Dr. Laura Anfossi
Laboratory of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Via Giuria 5, 10125, Italy
Fax: +39-011-670-5242
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Interests: development of bioanalytical methods with applications in various fields: food safety, veterinary, clinical; development of biorecognition elements (antibodies, aptamers); rapid tests; point-of-care test; nanoparticles as probes for immunoassay; mycotoxins detection
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
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Interests: mycotoxin producing fungi; fungal ecology; epidemiology; modelling; Decision Support System; plant pathogen interaction; cropping system; cereals; grapes; dry cured meat
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in Toxins: Understanding Mycotoxin Occurrence in Food and Feed Chains
Dr. Ana Calvo
Northern Illinois University, Biological Sciences, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy Montgomery Hall, Dekalb, IL 60115, USA
Fax: +1 (815) 753-0461
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Interests: Fungal development, Fungal secondary metabolism, mycotoxins, Aspergillus, gene regulation
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Special Issue in Toxins: Advances in Mycotoxin Research
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
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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
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Special Issue in Toxins: Advances in Mycotoxin Research
Dr. Gianni Galaverna
Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze, 17/a 43124 Parma, Italy
Tel. ++390521906196; Fax: +39 0521 905 472
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Interests: chromatography, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, food analysis, food safety
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Special Issue in Separations: Advances in Hyphenated Methods in Separation
Prof. Dr. Aldo Laganà
Department of Chemistry, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Tel. +390649913062; Fax: +390649913062
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Interests: Mycotoxins, liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, food contaminants, analytical chemistry
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Special Issue in Toxins: LC-MS/MS Method for Mycotoxin Analysis
Dr. Marc Maresca
Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, iSm2 UMR 7313, Marseille 13397, France
Fax: +33-491-284-440
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Interests: gut physiology; intestinal epithelial cells; intestinal toxicology ; enterotoxins; bacterial toxins; virotoxins; mycotoxins; trichothecenes; deoxynivalenol; nutrient absorption
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Special Issue in Toxins: Recent Advances and Perspectives in Deoxynivalenol Research
Topical Collection in Toxins: Leading Opinions (Closed)
Dr. Antonio Moretti
Institute of Sciences of Food Production – Research National Council (ISPA-CNR), Via Amendola 122-0, I-70126 Bari, Italy
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Interests: plant pathology; mycology; fungal genetics; mycotoxicology
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Special Issue in Toxins: Recent Advances in Fusarium Research
Dr. Isabelle P. Oswald
INRA, UMR 1331 Toxalim, Research Center in Food Toxicology, 180 chemin de tournefeuille F-31027 Toulouse, France
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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
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Interests: mycotoxins, trichothecene
Prof. Dr. Annie Pfohl-Leszkowicz
National Agronomical High School of Toulouse (ENSAT), Unit of Toxicology & Food safety, Midival, 8 avenue Pierre Latecoere, Sainte-Foy d'Aigrefeuille F- 31570, France
Tel. +33-534-664-737; Fax: +33-534-323-947
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Interests: mycotoxin; ochratoxin; fumonisin; zearalenone; biomarker; risk evaluation; environmental toxicology; polycyclic aromatic compounds; genotoxicity; DNA adduct; balkan endemic nephropathy; kidney cancer; biotransformation
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Special Issue in Toxins: Ochratoxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Ochratoxins 2011-2012
Special Issue in Toxins: Recent Advances in Ochratoxins Research
Special Issue in Toxins: Detoxification of Mycotoxins
Topical Collection in Toxins: Ochratoxins-Collection
Prof. Massimo Reverberi
Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University, Roma, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Tel. +390649917131; Fax: +39 06 49912435
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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. Paul C. Turner
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland, School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742‐2611, USA
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Interests: Aflatoxins, Fumonisins, deoxynivalenol, mycotoxins, biomarkers, exposure assessment, health, cancer, children
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Special Issue in Toxins: Mycotoxins and Human Diseases 2015
Special Issue in Toxins: Risks Associated with Naturally Occurring Toxins in the Climate Changing World
Dr. HJ (Ine) van der Fels-Klerx
RIKILT Wageningen UR, RIKILT is part of Wageningen University and Research Centre, NL-6700 AE Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Interests: mycotoxins; management influencing myctoxin contamination; environmental factors; management factors; epidemiology; forecasting; modelling; decision support system; cropping systems; cereals; grapes
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Special Issue in Toxins: Modelling for Risk Assessment of Mycotoxins
Dr. Susanne Vogelgsang
Head research group Ecological Plant Protection in Arable Crops; Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER; Agroscope, Research Division Plant Protection, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel. +41-(0)58-468-7229; Fax: +41-(0)58-468-7201
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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 Research and Development Center, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Guelph, ON N1G 5C9, Canada
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Interests: mycotoxin detoxification; microbial detoxification; trichothecene mycotoxins; deoxynivalenol; patulin
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Special Issue in Toxins: Promising Detoxification Strategies to Mitigate Mycotoxins in Food and Feed
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
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Interests: DNA damage by phenolic toxins including ochratoxin A; Modified DNA bases as fluorescent probes
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Special Issue in Toxins: Ochratoxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Ochratoxins 2011-2012
Special Issue in Toxins: Recent Advances in Ochratoxins Research
Topical Collection in Toxins: Ochratoxins-Collection

Section: Plant Toxins

Dr. Nilgun E. Tumer
Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Tel. 732-932-8165 X215
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Interests: plant, bacterial and fungal toxins, ribosome inactivating proteins, toxin ribosome interactions, toxin mechanism of action, toxin-host interactions
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Special Issue in Toxins: Plant Toxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Toxins:10th Anniversary
Prof. Dr. Carmela Fimognari
Department for Life Quality Studies, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Corso d’Augusto 237, 47921 Rimini, Italy
Fax: +39 051 2095624
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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)
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Special Issue in Toxins: Natural Products for Multi-Targeted Cancer Treatment: Where Are We Now?
Special Issue in Toxins: Dietary and Non-Dietary Phytochemicals and Cancer
Prof. Dr. Pang-Chui Shaw
School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China
Tel. +852-39431363
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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
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Special Issue in Toxins: Toxicity of Plant Toxins in Medical Herbs

Section: Uremic Toxins

Prof. R. Vanholder
Nephrology Section, 0K12, Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Tel. +3293324525
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Interests: uremia, chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, adequacy of dialysis, acute kidney injury
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Special Issue in Toxins: Novel Issues in Uremic Toxicity
Special Issue in Toxins: Toxins:10th Anniversary
Dr. Tammy L. Sirich
The Departments of Medicine, VA Palo Alto HCS and Stanford University, Nephrology 111R, Palo Alto VAHCS, 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
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Interests: hemodialysis; hemodialysis adequacy; uremic solutes; mass spectrometry/metabolomics
Dr. Àngel Argilés
1. Néphrologie Dialyse St Guilhem, Bd Camille Blanc, CS 40 339, 34204 SETE Cedex
2. RD-Néphrologie, 2, rue des Mûriers 34090 Montpellier, and
3. EA7288, Université de Montpellier 1, 15, Av Charles Flahaut, 34093 Montpellier cedex 5, France
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Interests: Chronic kidney disease; Uraemic toxicity; Blood pressure, hypertension and cardiovascular disease in CKD; Dialysis
Dr. Shu Wakino
Keio University, School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan
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Interests: Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Microbiota, Renal insulin resistance, ADMA, Obesity-related glomerulopathy
Prof. Dr. Griet Glorieux
Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology Division, Ghent University Hospital, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Interests: Uremic toxins; Protein binding; Chronic kidney disease; Leukocyte/monocyte function; Leukocyte-Endothelial interaction; Inflammation in CKD; Dialysis fluid purity/endotoxin; Gut-kidney axis
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Special Issue in Toxins: The Intestine and Uremia
Dr. Björn Meijers
1. Dept. Nephrology, UZ Leuven, Belgium
2. Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, KU Leuven, Belgium
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Interests: Uremic toxicity; Protein-bound toxins; Chronic kidney disease; Hemodialysis; Blood purification; P-cresol sulphate; Indoxyl sulphate
Prof. Dr. Joachim Jankowski
Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research, RWTH Aachen University, University Hospital, Pauwelsstraße 30, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
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Interests: chronic renal failure, hypertension, proteomics, mediator identification, mediator identification, mass-spectrometry, chromatography, pathophysiology of kidney diseases
Dr. Dominic Raj
Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, The George Washington University School of Medicine, 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
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Interests: Microbiome, Cardiovascular Diseases, Inflammation and Hypertension Dominic
Prof. Dr. Ziad A. Massy
Division of Nephrology, Ambroise Paré Hospital, APHP, Paris-Ile-de-France-West Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University (UVSQ), 9 avenue Charles de Gaulle, 92104 Boulogne Billancourt/Paris and Inserm U1018 Team5, CESP, UVSQ, University Paris Saclay, Villejuif, France
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Interests: uremic toxins; cardiovascular; bone; cerebral disease
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Special Issue in Toxins: Uremia and Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Detlef H. Krieter
Dep. of Medicine I, Nephrology, University Hospital Würzburg, Oberdürrbacher Str. 6, 97080 Würzburg, Germany
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Interests: end-stage renal disease, acute renal failure, extracorporeal renal replacement therapy, hemodialysis, hemofiltration, hemodiafiltration, plasmapheresis, uremic toxins, biocompatibility
Dr. Laetitia Koppe
Department of Nephrology, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Cardiovascular, Metabolism, Diabetology and Nutrition (CarMeN) Lab, European Center for Nutrition and Health (CENS), University of Lyon, Lyon, France
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Interests: uremic toxins, p-cresyl sulfate, indoxyl sulfate, Chronic kidney disease; insulin resistance; beta cell and insulin secretion; urea; intestinal microbiota; protein energy wasting and malnutrition; sarcopenia; glucose homeostasis; inflammation
Prof. Dr. Rosalinde Masereeuw
Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel. +31(0)30 253 3529
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Interests: Kidney failure, pharmaco- and toxicokinetics, renal tubular transport, drug metabolism, clearance, drug induced toxicity
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Special Issue in Toxins: Disposition of Uremic Toxins: The Challenges in Uremia
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