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Section Board for 'Molecular Biology' (16)

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Prof. Dr. Wim Van den Ende
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KU Leuven, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Section Molecular Biotechnology of Plants and Micro-Organisms, Lab of Molecular Plant Biology. Kasteelpark Arenberg 31, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: carbohydrate metabolism and signalling (fructans, sucrose, starch and raffinose family oligosaccharides); carbohydrate active enzymes (structure-function relationships); plant (a)biotic stress responses and sugar-hormone crosstalk; priming for plant and animal innate immunity (sweet immunity); carbohydrate-based DAMP and MAMP signalling during plant-microbial interactions; prebiotic, antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects of fructans and other carbohydrates; overall roles of glycosylation and glycation during defence responses (trade-off: growth versus defence)
Prof. Dr. Ja-Hyun Baik
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Department of Life Sciences (Hana Science Bldg, Rm 419), Korea University, Anam-Ro 145, Sungbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841, South Korea
Interests: neurotransmitter; G protein coupled receptor; reward; neural circuits; neuropsychiatric disorders; neurodegenerative diseases; dopamine system
Dr. Peter Celec
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Institute of Molecular Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: extracellular mitochondrial DNA; endogenous and exogenous deoxyribonuclease; trauma-induced immunomodulation; neutrophil extracellular traps; the role of neutrophil activation in rheumatoid arthritis
Dr. Ronny Drapkin
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University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
Interests: ovarian cancer; fallopian tube; genomics/epigenomics of precursor lesions; cyclin E; replication stress; BRCA1/2; DNA repair; protein complexes; biomarkers; animal models
Prof. Dr. Malte Drescher
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Department of Chemistry and Konstanz, Research School Chemical Biology, University of Konstanz, Box 706, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
Interests: structure and dynamics of bio-macromolecules; electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy; intrinsically disordered proteins; in-cell spectroscopy; site-directed labeling
Prof. Dr. Attila Fehér
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1. Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged, 52. Közép fasor, H-6726, Szeged, Hungary;
2. Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Center, 62. Temesvári krt., H-6726, Szeged, Hungary
Interests: plant molecular biology; plant cell biology; plant developmental biology; plant genetic engineering; plant biotechnology; kinase signalling; small GTPase signalling; plant embryogenesis; in vitro plant regeneration; plant cell division; plant cell differentiation; Arabidopsis thaliana
Dr. Krishna M. Boini
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University of Houston, Houston, United States
Interests: obesity; aging; oxidative stress; hypertension; diabetes; inflammasomes; podocyte injury; chronic kidney damage; gut microibial metabolites
Prof. Dr. Hassan Y. Naim
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University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Department of Physiological Chemistry, Hannover, Germany
Interests: protein trafficking; protein glycosylation; lipid rafts; gastrointestinal disorders; molecular basis of carbohydrate malabsorption; lysosomal storage diseases
Prof. Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States
Interests: inflammation; inflammasome; beta amyloid; Tau; microglia; apoptosis; caspase; Alzheimer’s Disease; Parkinson’s Disease; amytrophic lateral sclerosis; frontotemperal dementia; traumatic brain injury; polyphenols; bioavailibility; drug discovery
Prof. Dr. Francesco Giorgino
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University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
Interests: type 2 diabetes; GLP-1 analogs; lipotoxicity; adipogenesis
Dr. Eric Kremer
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IGMM Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Interests: virology; adenovirus; innate immunity; cell adhesion molecules; adult neurogenesis; gene transfer to the CNS; viral vectors
Prof. Dr. Ondřej Slabý
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Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: non-coding RNAs; microRNAs; long non-coding RNAs; cancer biology; cancer genomics; solid cancer
Prof. Dr. Ana Josefa Soler Valls
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SaBio, IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM). ETSIAM. Campus Universitario s/n. Albacete. Spain
Interests: embryo and oocyte gene expression; sperm proteomics; molecular basis of fertilization; influence of assisted reproductive techniques on embryo
Prof. Dr. Roosmarijn E. Vandenbroucke
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Barriers in Inflammation, VIB Center for Inflammation Research, Ghent, Belgium and Department of Biomedical Molecular Biology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Interests: neuroinflammation; brain barriers; sepsis; neurodegenerative disorders; gut-brain axis; extracellular vesicles; matrix metalloproteinases (MMP); nanobodies; gene therapy; brain targeting
Prof. Dr. Alexander D. Verin
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Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, United States
Interests: regulation of vascular permeability: role of cytoskeleton
Prof. Dr. José de la Fuente
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SaBio, IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), Ciudad Real, Spain and Dept Vet. Pathobiol., CVHS, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, Oklahoma, USA
Interests: infectious diseases; molecular biology of host-vector-pathogen interactions; gene regulation; pathogenesis; functional genomics; evolution and immunology; systems biology; ticks and tick-borne diseases; intracellular bacteria (Rickettsia, Anaplasma, Mycobacterium); vaccinology; biotechnology
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