Section Editors

Section Board for 'Cell Motility and Adhesion' (26)

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Dr. Francisco Rivero
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Interests: actin cytoskeleton; actin-binding proteins; Rho GTPases; cyclase-associated protein; coronin; plastin; cell motility; platelet biology; endothelial cell biology
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Prof. Guido Serini
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Head of the Laboratory of Cell Adhesion Dynamics, Candiolo Cancer Institute – FPO, IRCCS & Department of Oncology, University of Torino School of Medicine, Strada Provinciale 142, Km 3.95, 10060 Candiolo, Torino, Italy
Interests: cell adhesion; endothelial cells; developmental and cancer angiogenesis; integrin activation and traffic; extracellular matrix; guidance cues; semaphorins; semaphorins; neuropilins; plexins
Prof. Mariano Bizzarri
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Department of Experimental Medicine, Systems Biology Group Lab, Sapienza University of Rome, via A. Scarpa 16, 00163 Rome, Italy University of Rome, via A. Scarpa 16, 00163 Rome, Italy
Interests: tumor microenvironment; systems biology approach in the integrative understanding of cell and tumour biology; proteomic and metabolomic analysis of cells in microgravity; cytoskeleton and fractal shape analysis in biology and in space biology; biophysical study of complex systems in biology; fractal and mathematical integrative analysis of biological and clinical images and dynamics data; development of micro-electronic sensor devices in biochemistry
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Dr. Giulio Ceolotto
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Department of Medicine, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy
Interests: hypertension; coronary artery disease; atherosclerosis; metabolic syndrome; microRNAs; circulating microRNAs; gene expression; oxidative stress; ischemia-reperfusion
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Dr. Pablo García De Frutos
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Department of Cell Death and Proliferation, Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona (IIBB-CSIC), and Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Roselló 161 6p - 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: hemostasis; vitamin K-dependent proteins; GAS6 and ProS; receptor tyrosine kinases; cardiovascular pathology; liver diseases
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Dr. Gary S. Goldberg
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Molecular Biology, Rowan University, B307 Science Center, 2 Medical Center Dr., Stratfod, NJ 08084, USA
Interests: cell communication; cell junctions; cell signaling; podoplanin; PDPN; signal transduction; cancer; protein kinases; oncology; contact normalization
Dr. Ann Hopkins
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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Department of Surgery, Dublin, Ireland
Interests: tight junctions; adhesion; tumorigenesis; Junctional Adhesion Molecule-A (JAM-A); breast cancer; cancer; lipid rafts; cell migration; translational research
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Dr. Rudolf E. Leube
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Institute of Molecular and Cellular Anatomy, RWTH Aachen University, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Interests: epithelia; cytoskeleton; junctions; mechanobiology
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Dityatev
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Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), D-39120 Magdeburg, Germany
Interests: extracellular matrix; cell adhesion; synaptogenesis; synaptic plasticity; intrinsic plasticity; dementia; schizophrenia; mental retardation; epilepsy
Dr. Nathalie Morin
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CRBM CNRS-UMR5237, 1919 Route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier, France
Interests: mitotic regulation; mitotic spindle organization; microtubule dynamics; microtubule post-translational modifications; live imaging
Prof. Klemens Rottner
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Division of Molecular Cell Biology, Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Spielmannstrasse 7, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
Interests: motility; actin dynamics; protrusion; lamellipodium; filopodium; contractility; Rho-GTPase; Arp2/3 complex; host-pathogen; interaction
Prof. Nicoletta Gagliano
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Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: tumor invasion; tendon biology; fibrosis; gingival overgrowth; epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition; collagen turnover; matrix metalloproteinases
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Dr. Maria Letizia Taddei
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Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 50, 50134 Firenze, Italy
Interests: cancer metabolism; chemo-resistance; cell invasion
Dr. Heike Fölsch
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Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Ward 11-270, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Interests: membrane trafficking; epithelial cell polarity; clathrin adaptor complexes; recycling endosomes; protein sorting in biosynthetic and recycling pathways
Prof. Dr. Donald Gullberg
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Department of Biomedicine, Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO), University of Bergen, N-5020 Bergen, Norway
Interests: integrins; extracellular matrix; fibroblasts; cancer-assocaited fibroblasts; collagen; fibrosis
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Prof. Yoshifumi Itoh
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Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, NDORMS, University of Oxford, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford OX3 7FY, UK
Interests: cell migration; cell invasion; matrix metalloproteinases; extracellular matrix
Prof. Gérard Lizard
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Biochemistry of the Peroxisome, Inflammation and Lipid Metabolism’ EA 7270, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Inserm, 21000 Dijon, France
Interests: lipids; oxysterols; fatty acids; polyphenols; oils; oxidation; inflammation; mitochondria; peroxisomes; lysosomes; apoptosis; autophagy; natural products; synthethic molecules; biomarkers; neurodegeneration; neurodegenerative diseases; aging; age-related diseases; nanoparticles; targeted therapy
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Dr. Pavel Dráber
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Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, Vídeňská 1083, 142 20 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Interests: microtubules; tubulin; gamma-tubulin; centrosomes; signal transduction to microtubules; microtubule nucleation; cytoskeleton in mast cells
Dr. Andreas Merdes
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Centre de Biologie Integrative, CNRS/University Paul Sabatier, 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse, France
Interests: cytoskeleton; microtubules; centrosome; mitosis; cellular differentiation
Prof. Dr. Kazuyuki Kitatani
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Laboratory of Immunopharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Setsunan University, Hirakata 573‐0101, Japan
Interests: sphingolipids; ceramide; cell motility; cancer biology; cancer therapy; cancer metastasis
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Prof. Dr. Gundula Schulze-Tanzil
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Institute of Anatomy, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg and Nuremberg, Prof.-Ernst-Nathan Strasse 1, 90419 Nuremberg, Germany
Interests: cartilage; osteoarthritis; ligaments and tendons, animal models
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Prof. Georg Breier
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Division of Medical Biology, Carl Gustav Carus School of Medicine, Technische Universität Dresden, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany
Interests: angiogenesis; cadherins; cancer cell biology; cell adhesion; endothelial cell biology; VEGF
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Dr. Donatella Valdembri
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Department of Oncology, University of Torino School of Medicine, Candiolo Cancer Institute – FPO, IRCCS, Strada Provinciale 142, Km 3.95, 10060 Candiolo, Torino, Italy
Interests: cell polarity; cell adhesion; endothelial cells; angiogenesis; integrin activation and traffic; extracellular matrix; Golgi secretion
Prof. Karl Matter
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UCL Institute of Ophthalmology,University College London, Bath Street,London EC1V 9EL, UK
Interests: epithelial and endothelial cell biology; cell-cell junctions and adhesion; cell polarity; age-related and inherited retinal disease; neurodegenerative disease; glaucoma
Prof. Michael F. Olson
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Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Interests: signal transduction; kinase; cytoskeleton; motility; GTPase; cancer
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Prof. Dr. Zhi-Cheng Xiao
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Monash University, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: neuron; regeneration; neuroscience; neurodegeneration; myelination
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