Reviewer Board (72)

Members of the reviewer board are selected from all Biomolecules reviewers for regularly providing timely high quality reports on submitted manuscripts. Responsibilities of reviewers are available here.

Dr. Stephan Block
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
Interests: single-molecule biophysics; Advanced Microscopy; single particle tracking; optofluidics; multivalency; virus-receptor interactions; lipid bilayer; respiratory enzymes
Dr. Denis Buxton
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, USA
Interests: imaging, nanotechnology, stem cell, cardiovascular, ischemia, reperfusion
Dr. Constantin Caruntu
1. Department of Dermatology, “Prof. N. Paulescu” National Institute of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, 011233 Bucharest, Romania
2. Department of Physiology, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 050474 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy; Dermato-oncology; inflammatory skin diseases; neurogenic inflammation; neuroendocrinology of the skin
Dr. Sifan Chen
Havard Medical School
Interests: insulin resistance; diabetes; obesity; Atherosclerosis; gut microbiota; nutrition; sirtuins; epigenetics; rna modification
Dr. Diego Cotella
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro", Vercelli, Italy
Interests: non-coding RNA, lncRNA, phage display, recombinant proteins, synthetic biology, biomarker discovery
Professor Richard Daniellou
Institut de Chimie Organique et Analytique (ICOA), Université d’Orléans UMR-CNRS 7311, BP 6759, rue de Chartres, 45067 Orléans CEDEX 2, France
Interests: carbohydrates, cazymes, thioglycosides, enzymology, glycoside hydrolyses, glycosyl transferases
Professor Luigi De Bellis
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Via Prov. le Monteroni, I-73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: Plant Physiology; genomics; biotechnology; pathology; fruit quality; plant antioxidants
Professor Domenico De Berardis
1. National Health Service, Department of Mental Health, Psychiatric Service of Diagnosis and Treatment, Hospital "G. Mazzini", ASL 4, Teramo, Italy
2. Chair of Psychiatry, University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
3. Professor of Pharmacology, School of Nursing, Section of Teramo, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: schizophrenia; emotions; mood disorders; biomarkers; Clinical psychopharmacology; fMRI; suicide
Dr. Zorita Diaconeasa
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Calea Mănăştur 3-5, 400372, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: anthocyanins, cancer, chromatography, food chemistry
Dr. Gunnar Dittmar
Quantitative Biology Unit, Luxembourg Institute of Health, L-1445 Strassen, Luxembourg
Interests: proteomics; interactomics; post-translational modifications; ubiqutin; targeted proteomics
Dr. Serdar Dursun
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Interests: Brain Sciences, including Molecular and Clinical Neuroscience; Psychopharmacology; Innovative psychotherapeutics and neuropsycho-biomolecule development; neurochemicals; neurohormones and neurotransmitter research in therapeutic psychiatry
Dr. Chenguang Fan
Cell and Molecular Biology Program, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
Interests: tRNA, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase, genetic code expansion, unnatural amino acid, protein acetylation, protein phosphorylation, post-translational modification, metabolic enzymes
Dr. Elisa Frezza
Université de Paris, UFR de Pharmacie, CiTCoM, 4 Avenue de l’Observatoire, 75006 Paris, France
Interests: molecular dynamics; Computational Chemistry; protein and nucleic acid modeling; coarse-grain modeling; protein-protein interactions; protein-nucleic acid interactions; normal mode analysis; chirality; integrative modeling
Dr. Eva M. Gálvez Buerba
Instituto de Carboquimica (CSIC), Miguel Luesma 4, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: biomarkers; Fungal diseases; Infectious diseasaes; Antimicrobian; Micotoxins; Antifungal treatment monitoring; diagnosis
Dr. Uroš Gašić
Department of Plant Physiology, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, National Institute of Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Bulevar despota Stefana 142, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: lc; ms; LC/MSn; honey; bee-products; phenolic compound; flavonoids; secondary plant metabolites
Professor Urszula Gawlik-Dziki
Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 8 Skromna St., 20-704 Lublin, Poland
Interests: phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity, enzyme inhibition/activation, interaction of biologically active components, food fortyfication, bioacessibility in vitro, nutraceuticals
Dr. Sergio Granados-Principal
Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital of Jaen, Avenida del Ejército Español 10, Jaén, Spain
Interests: breast cancer; Cancer stem cells; metastasis; targeted therapies; biomarkers; Precision medicine; Translational Oncology; natural compounds; olive oil; Oxidative stress
Dr. Dong Han
Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125, USA
Interests: prostate cancer; androgen receptor; Transcriptional Repression; castration-resistant prostate cancer
Dr. Muhammad Hanif
The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Interests: anticancer agents; metals in medicine; Medicinal Bioinorganic Chemistry; Drug delivery; antibacterial agents; metal complexes
Professor David T. Harris
The University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, United States
Interests: Stem Cells; Regenerative Medicine; biobanking
Professor Paul J. Higgins
Department of Regenerative & Cancer Cell Biology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY 12208, USA
Interests: Vascular Biology; angiogenesis; metastasis; genetic therapies; transcriptional control; aging-related diseases; senescence
Dr. Ahmet Kertmen
Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Physics, Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznan, POLAND
Interests: nanomaterilas; nanobiotechnology; chemistry of materials; self assembly at interfaces; theragnostics; pharmaceutical chemistry; organic synthesis
Dr. Daehwan Kim
Department of Biology, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
Interests: biofuels; hydrothermal pretreatment; enzyme inhibition/deactivation; enzymatic catalysts; microbial fermentations; anaerobic dark fermentation; phenolic acids; functional food processing; anti-obesity
Dr. Athanasios Kimbaris
Department of Agricultural Development, Democritus University of Thrace
Interests: organic chemistry; natural products; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; liquid chromatography; structure-activity relationships; antioxidant activity; Essential Oils; polyphenolic compounds
Dr. Aleksandar Ž. Kostić
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Interests: pollen; bioactive compounds; phytochemistry; food chemistry; polyacrylic hydrogels; environmental chemistry; Health Risk Assessment
Dr. Tugba Kucukkal
Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave North East, Washington, DC 20002, USA
Interests: Computational Chemistry; protein modeling; single point mutations; free energy calculations; drug design; docking; molecular dynamics; protein stability and dynamics
Dr. Małgorzata Lasik-Kurdyś
Department of Fermentation and Biosynthesis, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, Poznań University of Life Sciences, 60-624 Poznań, Poland
Interests: wine; malolactic fermentation; food fermentation; bioactive compounds; bioethanol; beer
Dr. Jiao Jiao Li
University of Sydney, Australia
Interests: tissue engineering; Regenerative Medicine; biomedical engineering; osteoarthritis; biomaterials; Stem Cells; bone; cartilage
Dr. Yan Li
Department of Pathogen Biology, School of Basic Medicine, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Interests: nmr; structure biology; virus; inhibitor; biochemistry; membrane protein; drug discovery
Dr. Benedikt Linder
Department of Neurosurgery, Experimental Neurosurgery Neuroscience Center; University HospitalFrankfurt, Germany
Interests: glioblastoma; Cancer stem cells; hedgehog; notch; vitamin d; bh3 mimetics; cancer; signal transduction
Professor Jun Lu
School of Science, and School of Interprofessional Health Studies, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Interests: fucoidan; bioactive; Fucoxanthin; seaweed; pharmacology; diabetes; obesity; mri; Cardiovascular
Dr. Antonio Magan-Fernandez
University of Granada School of Dentistry, Granada, Spain
Interests: Periodontal Diseases; periodontitis; periodontal medicine; dental implants; Oral microbiome; biomaterials; Stem Cells; bone; chronic inflammatory diseases; tissue engineering
Professor Margherita Maioli
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari
Interests: stem cell biology; epigenetics; nutraceuticals; bioactive molecules; melatonin; vitamin d; Regenerative Medicine; adipogenesis; osteogenesis; cell differentiation and reprogramming
Professor Fritz Markwardt
Medical Faculty of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg Julius-Bernstein-Institute for Physiology
Interests: Electrophysiology; voltage clamp; Patch Clamp; purinergic receptors; P2X; p2x7; intracellular Ca2+ concentration; fluorescence; fret; anion channels
Professor Maciej Masłyk
Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, ul. Konstantynów 1i, 20-708 Lublin, Poland
Interests: molecular biology; anticancer agents; antimicrobials; drug design; medicinal chemistry; bioactive compounds
Professor Adriana E. Miele
1. Institut de Chimie et Biochimie Moléculaires et Supramoléculaires (ICBMS), UMR 5246 CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), 69622 Villeurbanne CEDEX, France
2. Dept. Biochemical Sciences - Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: molecular parasitology; host-parasite interactions; extracellular matrix; structural biochemistry; structural bioinformatics
Dr. Adriana Erica Miele
1. Institut de Chimie et Biochimie Moléculaires et Supramoléculaires (ICBMS), UMR 5246 CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), 69622 Villeurbanne CEDEX, France
2. Dept. Biochemical Sciences - Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: molecular parasitology; host-parasite interactions; extracellular matrix; structural biochemistry; structural bioinformatics
Dr. Daniela Valeria Miniero
University of Bari -Italy
Interests: membrane proteins; transport proteins; mutagenesis; mitochondrial diseases-membrane topology; structural modeling; identification of mitochondrial carriers; heavy metals on biological matrix; ICPMS
Dr. Sandeep K. Mishra
Yale University, CT, USA
Interests: Theragnosis; nanotechnology; Neuroscience & neurotechnology; brain tumor; angiography; targeted drug delivery; MRI/CT/Optical imaging; Neuroimaging
Dr. Mauricio Morais
King's college London
Interests: chemical biology; Medicinal Bioinorganic Chemistry; molecular imaging; chronic inflammatory diseases
Dr. David Nichols
Central Science Laboratory, University of Tasmania, Hobar, Tasmania, Australia
Interests: lipids; mass spectrometry; plant hormones; food chemistry; pharmacology
Dr. Niraj K. Nirala
Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Interests: cellular metabolism; aging; Mitochondrial Biology; stem cell biology and tissue regeneration; sphingolipid; epithelial biology; Colorectal Cancer
Dr. Kenneth J. Olejar
Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Bioscience, Lincoln University, P.O. Box 85084, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand
Interests: plant metabolites; fermentation metabolites; bioactive compounds; bioactive compounds impact on the gut microbiome; volatile aromatics; metabolomics; chemometrics; metabolic adaptation of plants to climate change
Dr. Syed Haris Omar
Rural Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, NSW 2650, Australia
Interests: Alzheimer's Disease; amyloid beta; sh-sy5y cells; natural products; Oxidative stress; nutraceuticals; biophenols; polyphenols; olive; oleuropein; hydroxytyrosol; verbascoside, quercetin; rutin
Dr. Andrzej Parzonko
Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: natural products; phytopharmacology; phytomedicine; Oxidative stress; anti-inflammatory activity; skin protecting
Dr. Kavitha Pathakoti
Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA
Interests: environmental toxicology; nanoscience and nanotechnology; nanotoxicity; Oxidative stress; pesticides; environmental pollutants; environmental risk; Photocatalytic activity
Dr. Elamparuthi Ramasamy
University of Houston
Interests: Photodynamic Therapy, Supramolecular Drug Delivery, Weak Interactions, Molecular Recognition, Green Fluorescent Protein, Electron Transfer, Energy Transfer, Self Quenching, Excited State Proton Transfer, and Quantum Yield
Dr. Mostafa Rateb
School of Computing, Engineering, & Physical Sciences, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley PA1 2BE, UK
Interests: microbial natural products; structure elucidation; drug discovery from extreme environments; nmr; HRMS
Dr. Sebastian L. Riedel
Chair of Bioprocess Engineering, Institute of Biotechnology, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Interests: polyhydroxyalkanoate; pha; bioprocess development; biogenic feedstocks; renewable feedstocks; fed-batch fermentation; bioreactor cultivation; process analytical technologies; pat; scale-up / -down; industrial biotechnology; bioeconomy
Dr. Robert B. Rucker
University of California – Davis, Davis, California 95616 USA
Interests: water-soluble vitamins; copper metabolism; pyrroloquinoline quinones; TOPA quinone (6-hydroxydopa quinones) cofactors; allometric scaling of nutritional needs; metabolic regulation; mitochondriogenesis and regulation
Dr. Nehru Viji Sankaranarayanan
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery andDevelopment, Virginia Commonwealth University, 800 East Leigh Street,Richmond, VA 23219
Interests: molecular docking; molecular dynamics; virtual screening; glycosaminoglycans; algorithm development; computational biology; bioinformatics; heparin; heparan sulfate; cancer stem cell; chemokines; growth factors; Glycan mimetics
Dr. Dhruba Sarkar
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department ofBiochemistry, 2215 Garland Ave., 607 Light Hall, Nashville, TN 37232-0146
Interests: Organic Synthesis, Catalysis, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products, Cancer Research, Drug Discovery, NMR methods, Total Synthesis
Dr. Gaurav Sharma
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
Interests: biochemistry and metabolism; biological NMR and MS; biomedical imaging, hyperpolarized 13C MRI/MRS; 13C metabolic flux analysis; in vivo and ex vivo isotope tracer techniques; metabolic mechanisms of disease; metabolomics; transnational biomedical research
Dr. Yi Shen
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Interests: Fluorescent Protein; Genetically Encoded Indicator; Optogenetics; Directed Evolution; protein engineering; fluorescence imaging
Professor Paweł Sobczak
Department of Food Engineering and Machines, Faculty of Production Engineering, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 28 Głęboka Street, 20-612 Lublin, Poland
Interests: food and feed processing; Agricultural Engineering; renewable energy; bioenergy; organic dust
Dr. Alessandra Stacchiotti
Division of Anatomy and Physiopathology, Department Experimental and Clinical Sciences, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Interests: autophagy; mitochondria; er stress; liver; kidney; melatonin; obesity
Dr. Rothwelle Tate
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde
Interests: gene expression; genomics; RNA-Seq; pcr; biomarkers; Drug delivery; mitochondria; non-coding RNAs; toxicity
Professor Marcio Tiera
Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences,Institute of Biosciences, Humanities and Exact Sciences–IBILCE, SãoPaulo State University–UNESP, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo,15054-000, Brazil
Interests: non-viral gene therapy; nanoparticles; chitosan; siRNA delivery; antifungal activity; self-assembly
Dr. Marcio José Tiera
São Paulo State University, Institute of Biosciences, Humanities and Exact Sciences Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
Interests: nanoparticles; chitosan; non-viral gene therapy; sirna; drug delivery systems; inflammatory diseases; polysaccharides; antimicrobials; food preservation; Colloids
Dr. Anca Toiu
"Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca 8, V. Babeş Street, 400012 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: natural products; polyphenolic compounds; Essential Oils; antioxidant activity; anti-inflammatory activity; HPLC; GC
Dr. Jose Tudela
Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Interests: Enzymes, Enzyme kinetics, Antioxidants, Natural products chemistry, Essential oils, Algae, Tyrosinase, Laccase, Peroxidase, GC-MS, LC-MS
Dr. Elizabeth Vafiadaki
Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, Greece
Interests: cell biology; Cardiac Function; genomics; Physiology; ischemia-reperfusion injury; cardiovascular physiology; molecular biology
Professor Cinzia Anna Ventura
Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Italy
Interests: cyclodextrins; inclusion complex; Pharmaceutical Development; Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
Dr. Madhuvanthi Vijayan
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
Interests: Virology, Innate immunity, Interferons, Sphingolipids, Viral-immunology, RNA viruses.
Dr. Mariateresa Volpicella
Department of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics University of Bari, Italy
Interests: Microbiome analysis; ngs sequencing; bioremediation; Neurodegeneration; recombinant proteins
Dr. Sinead Weldon
Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK
Interests: proteases; antiproteases; airway inflammation; innate immunity; host defence; cystic fibrosis; COPD; tissue repair
Professor Peter Wilson
Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia
Interests: Antifreeze; ice; ice binding proteins; nucleation; thermal hysteresis; nanolitre osmometer; icephobicity
Professor Magdalena Wójciak
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Medical University in Lublin
Interests: chromatography, natural products, secondary metabolites, sample preparation, polyphenols, biological activity of natural compounds
Dr. Wenjun Xie
Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Interests: chromatin; water and aqueous solutions; Molecular Dynamics Simulation; machine learning; Theoretical Chemistry; statistical mechanics
Dr. Bijun Zeng
Diamantina Institute , The University of Queensland , St Lucia , QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: nanoparticles; Drug delivery; immunotherapy; Cancer Vaccine; dendritic cells; breast cancer
Dr. Wencai Zhang
Affiliation: Division of Cancer Research, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida College of Medicine 6900 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827, USA
Interests: tumor initiation; cancer metabolism; tumor progression; non-coding RNAs; lung cancer; drug tolerance; drug resistance; egfr
Dr. Li (Licky) Zhu
Department of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Interests: Molecular biology, Biochemistry, genome editing, RNA biology, gene post-transcriptional regulation, and insect science
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