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Section Board for 'Biochemistry' (36)

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Prof. Dr. Anna Rita Franco Migliaccio
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: hematopoietic stem cells; erythropoiesis; thrombopoiesis; cell therapy; hemoglobinopathies; myeloproliferative disorders
Prof. Robert V. Stahelin
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Department of of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: identify peripheral protein drug targets, design predictive functions for this class of proteins, and understand their biological mechanisms of activation as a means of creating better therapies; model systems we employ include: Ebola virus and Marburg virus assembly and budding from the host cell plasma membrane, ceramide-1-phosphate and its cellular interaction partners, Zika virus and alteration of host cell lipid metabolism, and disovery of new lipid-binding proteins
Dr. Gianfranca Carta
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari 09124, Italy
Interests: lipid nutrition; saturated and poliunsaturated fatty acids; palmitic acid; omega-3 fatty acids; conjugated linoleic acid; endocannabinoid
Prof. Barry S. Cooperman
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Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: protein synthesis; enzyme kinetics and mechanism; tRNAs; fluorescence probes
Prof. Dr. Peter Kaiser
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Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, University of California, 240D Med Sci I (Office Hitachi 127), Irvine, CA 92697-1700, USA
Fax: +1-(949)-824-2688
Interests: protein ubiquitylation; cell cycle control and metabolism
Prof. Dr. Karsten Melcher
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Center for Cancer and Cell Biology, Structural Biology Program, Van Andel Research Institute, 333 Bostwick Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Interests: structural biology with a special emphasis on AMPK; Jasmonate/plant hormone signaling; GPCRs
Prof. Dr. Ted Powers
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Professor at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Tel. +1 (530) 754-5045
Interests: cellular responses to growth and stress signals in budding yeast
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Prof. Dr. Young Kee Shin
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Laboratory of Molecular Pathology and Cancer Genomics, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: biomarker discovery; translational R&D; anti-cancer therapeutic antibody; antibody cytokine fusion protein
Dr. Myron R. Szewczuk
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Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
Interests: cancer; inflammation; insulin receptor signaling; glycosylation; neu1 sialidase
Prof. Dr. Irene Faenza
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Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: osteosarcoma, signal transduction, nucleus, phosphoinositide signaling, cyclin D3, Akt, chemotherapeutic agents, differentiation, nuclear phosphoinositides
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Dr. Thomas R. Caulfield
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1. Dept. of Neuroscience, Dept. of Cancer Biology, Dept. of Health Sciences Research, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA 2. Dept. of Clinical Genomics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55902, USA
Interests: neurodegeneration drugs and mechanism; cancer mechanisms and drugs (general); brain lymphoma and GBM drugs; dual inhibitors to slow tumorogenesis; drug and technology development; machine learning and deep learning algorithms for drug design; advanced molecular modeling techniques for meso-to-exascale conformational sampling
Assoc. Prof. Achilleas Theocharis
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Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, GR-26110 Patras, Greece
Interests: cancer biology; cell signaling; cell culture; molecular biology; cell biology; signal transduction; biochemistry; cancer biomarkers; cancer immunohistochemistry
Prof. Dr. Walid A. Houry
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Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto, 661 University Avenue, MaRS Centre, West Tower, Room 1612, Toronto, ON M5G 1M1, Canada
Tel. +416-946-7141 (office), +416-946-7364 (lab); Fax: +416-978-8548
Interests: molecular chaperones; ATP-dependent proteases; protein folding; protein degradation; protein biochemistry; drug targeting of chaperones and proteases
Prof. Dr. Anika Wagner
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Institute of Nutritional Science, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Wilhelmstrasse 20, D-35392 Giessen, Germany
Interests: plant bioactives; host-diet-interactions; inflammation; epigenetics; xenobiotic metabolism; stress response; energy metabolism; microbiota; aging
Assoc. Prof. Jordana T. Bell
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Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London SE1 7EH, UK
Interests: epigenomics; human genomics; gene-gene & gene-environment interactions; human microbiome; systems biology
Prof. Rami I. Aqeilan
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1. Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research, IMRIC , Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, IMRIC, IL-91120 Jerusalem , Israel
2. Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Interests: cancer genomics; genomic instability; DDR; protein-protein interaction; microRNA research
Prof. Dr. Roque Bru-Martinez
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Department of Agrochemistry and Biochemistry, University of Alicante, 03690 Alicante, Spain
Interests: proteins; proteomics; plant biochemistry; plant molecular biology; metabolic engineering; plant cell culture; bioactive metabolites; secondary metabolism; polyphenols; stilbenoids; resveratrol; piceatannol; pterostilbene; viniferins
Dr. Jeffrey Stuart
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Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada
Interests: mitochondrial bioenergetics; mitochondrial dynamics; aging; reactive oxygen/nitrogen species metabolism; oncometabolism; resveratrol
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Prof. Parmjit S. Jat
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MRC Prion Unit at UCL, Institute of Prion Diseases, 33 Cleveland Street, London W1W 7FF, UK
Interests: prion biology; prion propagation; prion induced toxicity; cell models; cancer biology; regeneration; cell immortalisation
Assoc. Prof. Michael Grusch
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Institute of Cancer Research, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Borschkegasse 8a, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: growth factors in cancer; malignant pleural mesothelioma; fibroblast growth factor; activin; optogenetics in cancer research
Assoc. Prof. Ryan Charles Russell
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1. Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5, Canada
2. University of Ottawa Center for Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5, Canada
Interests: autophagy; kinases; cancer; cell signaling; ubiquitin proteasome; mTOR; AMPK; ULK1; xenophagy; Crohn’s Disease
Dr. Eugene A. Permyakov
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Institute for Biological Instrumentation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino 142290, Russia
Tel. 7 495 624 57 49; Fax: +7 4967 33 05 22
Interests: protein physics; luminescence (fluorescence, phosphorescence) spectroscopy of proteins; scanning and titration calorimetry of proteins; metal binding proteins; calcium binding proteins
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Dr. Rudiger Woscholski
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Institute of Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, Molecular Science Research Hub, White City Campus, London W12 0BZ, UK
Interests: lipid dependent signalling pathways; lipid metabolising enzymes and lipid metabolism
Prof. Robert E. London
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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Interests: DNA repair proteins; HIV reverse transcriptase; metamorphic proteins; ligand-macromolecule interactions; nuclear magnetic resonance
Assoc. Prof. Michael Van Dyke
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science and Mathematics, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5661, USA
Interests: ligand-nucleic acid interactions; transcription regulation; immobilized metal affinity chromatography; G*G multiplex nucleic acids and associated proteins; histone deacetylase I homeostasis; ribosomes; nutritional stress; DNA sequencing; DNA binding; combinatorial methods; extremophiles; nonradioactive assay development
Prof. Dr. Sang-Han Lee
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School of Food Science & Biotechnology, Food & Bio-Industry Research Institute, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
Interests: biochemical assays; assay development; signaling of polyphenolic nutrients; skin aging and melanogenesis, atopic and asthmatic inflammation
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Assoc. Prof. Giovanna Serino
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Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Sapienza Università di Roma Piazzale A. Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: plant development; protein homeostasis; ubiquitin proteasome signaling; protein degradation; Arabidopsis thaliana
Prof. Hiroyuki Matsumoto
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1. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
2. Clinical Proteomics and Gene Therapy Laboratory, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka 830-0011, Japan
Interests: proteomics; mass spectrometry; protein phosphorylation; signal transduction; systems biology
Dr. Marcus O. W. Grimm
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Experimental Neurology, Saarland University, Kirrberger Str. 1, 66421 Homburg/Saar, Germany
Interests: link between lipid homeostasis and neurodegenerative diseases focusing on Alzheimer’s disease;molecular biology; biochemical assays; enzymatic assays; lipid analytics; mass spectrometry; protein and cell biology; lipid protein interactions; metabolomic and nutritional approaches
Dr. Simona Maria Monti
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Biostructure and Bioimaging Institute-CNR, Via Mezzocannone 16, 80134 Naples, Italy
Interests: chemical biology; structural and functional characterization of proteins and bioactive peptides; intrinsically disordered proteins; carbonic anhydrases; protein biophysics; cancer biology; protein-protein, protein-DNA interaction studies; cancer-related proteins; non enzymatic glycation and AGEs; oxidative stress
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Assoc. Prof. Maria E. Gaczyńska
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Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78245, USA
Interests: proteasome; allosteric proteasome regulators; ubiquitin-proteasome pathway in cancer and aging; protein allostery; protein biophysics; scanning probe microscopy; atomic force microscopy; single-cell biophysics; circulating tumor cells
Prof. Francisco J. Blanco
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Structural Biology Unit, CIC bioGUNE, Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Edificio 800 48160 Derio, Spain
Interests: NMR spectroscopy; protein structure; protein interactions; protein biophysics; DNA replication; DNA repair; G-proteins
Dr. Alessandro Alaimo
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Armenise/Harvard Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology (CIBIO) University of Trento, Trento, Italy
Interests: ion channels and receptors; potassium channels; trp channels; calcium signaling; calcium binding proteins; protein biophysics; cancer biology; prostate cancer; anti-cancer drug discovery; prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers translational medicine
Dr. Victor M Bolanos-Garcia
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Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University Oxford, UK
Interests: biomolecular structure; X-ray protein crystallography; cell division regulation; cell signalling; macromolecular complexes; early stage drug discovery; chemoinformatics
Prof. Dr. Piotr Ceranowicz
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Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 31-531 Cracow, Poland
Tel. +48-12-4211006; Fax: +48-12-4225478
Interests: experimental studies of the gastrointestinal tract; acute pancreatitis; colitis; gastric et duodenal ulcer; physiology; pathophysiology; ghrelin; obestatin; inflammation; digestive system; gut microbiota; renal diseases; diet; nutrition
Prof. Charles Lawrie
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Biodonostia Research Institute, Paseo Doctor Begiristain, s/n, San Sebastián, 20014, Spain
Interests: ncRNA, cancer, biomarkers, liquid biopsies
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