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Section Board for 'Molecular Genetics and Genomics' (143)

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Dr. Paolo Cinelli
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Center for Clinical Research, Clinic for Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Sternwartstrasse 14, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: transcriptomics; microarrays; gene expression analysis; genotyping; molecular genetics; mouse genetics; transgenic technologies; embryonic stem cells; pluripotency
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Prof. Dr. Albert Jeltsch
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry and Technical Biochemistry, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: DNA methyltransferases; DNA methylation; protein methyltransferases; protein methylation; reading domains; molecular epigenetics; synthetic biology; molecular enzymology
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Prof. Dr. Manuel A. Garrido-Ramos
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Departamento de Genética, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: genome evolution; satellite DNA; transposable elements; molecular phylogeny
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Dr. Vincent Van Rompaey
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Department of Translational Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, 2650 Antwerp, Belgium
Interests: hearing loss; bilateral vestibulopathy; tinnitus; auditory implants and gene therapy
Dr. Dianne Newbury
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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK
Interests: genomics; developmental language disorder; neurodevelopmental disorders; linkage; association and sequencing
Dr. Carlo Casali

Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: brain; ataxia, hereditary spastic paraplegia
Prof. Dr. Dov Hershkovitz
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Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Interests: molecular pathology; cancer genetics; cancer evolution; intra-tumor heterogeneity; liquid biopsy; biomarkers; personalized medicine
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Dr. Sung Sam Gong
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cambridge Clinical School Box 223, The Rosie Hospital, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SW, UK
Interests: bioinformatics; computational modelling; placenta; cell free RNA; non invasive prenatal testing; multi-omics; statistical analysis
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Iacomino
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Institute of Food Sciences, National Research Council, ISA-CNR, Via Roma 64, 83100 Avellino, Italy
Interests: microRNA; epigenomics; transciptomics; obesity; food related diseases
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Prof. Dr. Miroslav Plohl
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Division of Molecular Biology, Ruđer Bošković Institute, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: repetitive DNA sequences; satellite DNA; mobile elements; heterochromatin; centromere; chromosome; genome evolution
Prof. Dr. Jung-Wook Kim
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Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Molecular Genetics, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea
Interests: dental genetic disorders; amelogenesis imperfecta; dentinogenesis imperfecta; oligodontia; molar incisor hypomineralization; molar root-incisor malformation
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Dr. Ricard Albalat
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Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Interests: gene family evolution; comparative genomics; gene loss; metallothioneins; evolution of chordates
Dr. Erik C. Andersen
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Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-3500, USA
Interests: Caenorhabditis nematodes; parasitic nematodes; molecular genetics; quantitative genetics; genome evolution; high-throughput assays
Prof. Dr. Francesca Antonacci
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Department of Genetics and Microbiology, Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy
Interests: structural variation; genomic inversions; segmental duplications; genomic disorders; genome evolution
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Dr. Nicola Armstrong
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Mathematics and Statistics, Curtin University, Perth 6103, Australia
Interests: applied statistics; statistical genetics; epigenetic; bioinformatics; genomic data analysis
Prof. Dr. Victor Asensi
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Infectious Diseases Unit, Central University Hospital of Asturias, Oviedo, Spain
Interests: osteo-articular infections; HIV; hepatitis C; central nervous system infections; sepsis; genetic polymorphisms
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Barbon
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Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia, 25121 Brescia, Italy
Interests: RNA metabolism; gene expression; transcriptomic; mood disorders
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Dr. Barbara Bardoni

Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology - CNRS UMR7275 Université Côte d’Azur, 660, Route des Lucioles, 06560 Valbonne, France
Interests: Fragile X Syndrome; genetics of neurodevelopment; RNA-binding proteins
Dr. Paola Bellosta
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1. Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology, Laboratory of Metabolism of Cell Growth and Neuronal Survival, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
2. Department of Medicine&Endocrinology, NYU Langone Medical Center, Smilow Research Building, 550 First Ave, New York, 10016 NY, USA
Interests: Myc; growth; ribosomal biogenesis; autophagy; Insulin/TOR signaling; lipid metabolism; neuronal degeneration; Huntington’s disease
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Prof. Dr. M. Andres Blanco
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: chromatin; epigenetics; cell identity; cancer; differentiation; acute myeloid leukemia
Queen's Medical Centre, The University of Nottingham Medical School, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
Interests: molecular biology; protein biochemistry; CRISPR-cas immunity; homologous recombination; DNA Repair
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Prof. Dr. Artur Bossowski
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Department of Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetology with Cardiology Division, Medical University of Bialystok, Białystok, Poland
Interests: genetic pathomechanisms in autoimmune diseases; pediatric endocrinology; diabetology
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Dr. Cameron Bracken
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Centre for Cancer Biology, University of South Australia and SA Pathology, Adelaide 5000, Australia
Interests: microRNA; gene expression; non-coding RNA; transcription; metastasis; Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT)
Dr. Robert Brosh
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Section on DNA Helicases, Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, NIA, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
Interests: helicase; DNA repair; replication; recombination; genomic stability; DNA metabolism; premature aging; chromosomal integrity
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Caruz
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Unit of Immunogenetics, Department of Experimental Biology, Section of Genetics, Universidad de Jaen, 23071 Jaen, Spain
Interests: pharmacogenomics; immunogenetics; precision medicine; vaccine; genetics susceptibility to infectious diseases; viruses
Prof. Dr. Michela Casella
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Cardiology and Arrhythmology Clinic, Department of Clinical, Special and Dental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy
Interests: cardiomyopathies; arrhythmogenic cardiomiopathy; atrial fibrillation; ion channel disease; ionizing radiation exposure
Prof. Dr. Diego Centonze
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1. Department of Systems Medicine, Tor Vergata University, Rome, 00133, Italy
2. Unit of Neurology, IRCCS Neuromed, 86077 Pozzilli (IS), Italy
Interests: neuroimmunology; synaptic plasticity; multiple sclerosis; brain stimulation; neurophysiology
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Ciechanowicz
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Department of Clinical and Molecular Biochemistry, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
Interests: genetic polymorphism; association analysis; molecular cardiology; molecular nephrology; pharmacogenetics; monogenic diseases
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Dr. Thomas A. Ciulla
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Clinical Ophthalmology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46290, USA
Interests: retina; gene therapy; ocular drug delivery
Prof. Dr. Paweł Cięszczyk
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Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Physical Culture Gdansk, University of Physical Education and Sport, Kazimierza Gorskiego 1, 80-336 Gdansk, Poland
Interests: sport genetics; population genetics; conservation genetics; exercise physiology; physical activity; physical performance
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Prof. Dr. David N. Cooper
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Institute of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN, UK
Interests: genetics inherited disease; human gene mutation; mutational mechanisms; genotype-phenotype relationship
Prof. Dr. Qinghua Cui
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Department of Biomedical Informatics, Peking University, Beijing 100191, China
Interests: bioinformatics; noncoding RNAs; microRNAs; lncRNAs; network biology; network pharmacology
Dr. Salvatore D'Aniello
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Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, 80121 Napoli, Italy
Interests: EvoDevo; development; molecular evolution; genome evolution; gene duplication; evolution of deuterostomes; evolution of nitric oxide synthase
Dr. Juan Del Coso
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Institute of Sport Sciences (ICD), Rey Juan Carlos University, 28943 Fuenlabrada, Spain
Interests: exercise performance; sports nutrition; exercise physiology; anti-doping; genetics
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Prof. Dr. Italia Di Liegro
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Department Biomedicine, Neurosciences and Advanced Diagnostics (Bi.N.D.), Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Interests: brain cells; blood-brain barrier; RNA-binding proteins; extracellular vesicles; histone variants
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Prof. Dr. Grigory Dianov
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Department of Oncology, Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Interests: DNA damage recognition; DNA damage signalling; DNA repair; G1 DNA damage checkpoint; DNA damage response regulation
Dr. Peixin Dong
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060, Japan
Interests: miRNA; incRNA; circRNA; gynecological cancers; metastasis; EMT; chemoresistance; cancer biomarker; therapeutic target
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Dr. Valeria D’Argenio
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Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnologies, Federico II University and CEINGE Biotecnologie Avanzate, Naples, Italy
Interests: next generation sequencing; genomics; cancer genomics; hereditary cancers; metagenomics; human microbiome; molecular diagnostics
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Prof. Dr. Toshihiko Eki
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Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Applied Chemistry and Life Science, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan
Interests: DNA barcoding of soil nematode; bio-sensing with budding yeast; RNA interference in C. elegans; helicase family; eukaryotic DNA replication and repair
Dr. Peter Ellis
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1. School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NJ, UK
2. Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction (CISoR),University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NJ, UK
Interests: evolution; reproduction; testis; meiosis; spermatogenesis; DNA damage; chromatin; epigenetics; genomics;
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Prof. Dr. Carla Emiliani
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Department of Chemistry, Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: gene expression; lysosomes and vesicular trafficking; autophagy and related diseases; extracellular vesicles
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Dr. Alexander V. Ereskovsky
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1. Mediterranean Institute of marine and terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE), CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, IRD, 13007 Marseille, France
2. Embryology Department, Faculty of Biology, Saint-Petersburg State University, 199034 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
3. Koltzov Institute of Developmental Biology of Russian Academy of Sciences, 119334 Moscow, Russia
Interests: EvoDevo; development; regeneration; stem cells; marine invertebrates; sponges
Dr. Christophe Escudé
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Department Adaptations du Vivant, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Interests: centromere; repetitive DNA; cytogenetics; chromosome evolution; comparative genomics; genome organization
Dr. Lars Feuk
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Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: structural variation; clinical sequencing; sequencing technologies; neurodevelopmental disorders; circular RNA
Prof. Dr. Gino Fornaciari
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Department of Translational Research on New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, Division of Paleopathology, School of Medicine, University of Pisa, via Roma 57, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: paleopathology; ancient pathogens; ancient tumors
Prof. Dr. George Garinis
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IMBB-FORTH, University of Crete, 70013 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: DNA damage; DNA repair; aging; age-related diseases
Dr. Thangiah Geetha
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Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Interests: obesity; diabetes; neurodegenerative disease; copy number variants; epigenetics
Dr. Giuseppe Giuseppe
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Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy
Interests: genome; evolution; proteomics; gene; genetic code
Prof. Dr. J. Peter Gogarten
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Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Institute for Systems Genomics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3125, USA
Interests: molecular evolution; horizontal gene transfer; microbial genomics; selfish genetic elements; microbial pan-genomes; levels of selection; inteins
Dr. María Gomez
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Genome Dynamics and Function Unit, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Spanish Research Council (CSIC)/Madrid Autonomous University (UAM), Madrid, 28049-Madrid, Spain
Interests: genome biology; DNA replication; chromatin; epigenetics; transcription
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Prof. Dr. Acaimo Gonzalez-Reyes
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Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo, CSIC, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: stem cell; development; genetic; Drosophila; germline
Dr. Humaira Gowher
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Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: cell culture; gene expression; DNA sequencing; genomics; gene regulation; next generation sequencing; epigenetics; regulation of gene expression; transcription; transcriptional regulation; DNA methylation; gene expression and chromatin biology; chromatin; methylation; histone modification; epigenomics; ChIP-sequencing; chromatin remodeling; chromatin structure; chromatin biology; embryonic stem cell culture and differentiation; enhancer regulation
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Prof. Dr. Dan Graur
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Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, USA
Interests: molecular evolution; population genetics; compositional architecture of eukaryotic genomes; functional and nonfunctional genomics; methodology of molecular evolution
Prof. Dr. Thorarinn Gudjonsson
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Stem Cell Research Unit, Biomedical Center, Department of Laboratory Hematology, University of Iceland and Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
Interests: stem cells in breast morphogenesis and cancer
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Prof. Dr. H. Ulrich Göringer
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Department of Molecular Genetics, Darmstadt University of Technology, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: RNA editing; post-transcriptional gene regulation; RNA-structure/function; RNA-folding; RNA/protein interaction; RNA-aptamers; gene regulation in protozoan parasites; RNA-thermometers
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Special Issue in Genes: RNA Editing
Dr. Ilka Heinemann
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty of Science, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, ON, Canada
Interests: RNA editing; molecular biology; protein biochemistry; RNA binding proteins; transcriptomics; RNA decay; synthetic biology
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Prof. Dr. Mark Helm
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Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Interests: RNA modifications; modified nucleoside analytics; RNA epigenetics; phosphoramidite synthesis
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Special Issue in Genes: RNA Modifications
Prof. Dr. Henry Heng
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Center for Molecular Medicine and Genomics, and Pathology Department, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Interests: cancer evolution; chromosomal coding; karyotype mediated-drug resistance; fuzzy inheritance; genome instability and chaos; genome theory; mechanism of heterogeneity; system inheritance
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Prof. Dr. Bernhard Herrmann
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Department Developmental Genetics, Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPI-MG), Ihnestr. 63-73, D-14195 Berlin, Germany
Interests: developmental genetics of the mouse; trunk development; regulatory networks controlling tissue formation and organ development; EMT; epigenetic control mechanisms; long noncoding RNA; tumorigenesis; non-Mendelian inheritance in the mouse
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Special Issue in Genes: Long Noncoding RNAs
Dr. Angela C. Hirbe
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Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8076, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Interests: genomics and mouse models of MPNST
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Dr. Andreas Hochwagen
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Department of Biology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
Interests: meiosis; genome integrity; cell cycle checkpoints; repetitive DNA; chromosome structure
Prof. Dr. Stefan Hoppler
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Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, ABERDEEN AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
Interests: developmental biology; function; mechanisms and evolution of Wnt signalling; heart development and disease; early vertebrate development; transcriptomics; genomics; epigenetics; transcriptional regulation; embryonic stem cells; Xenopus embryonic development
Prof. Dr. Julia Horsfield
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Department of Pathology, Otago Medical School, The University of Otago, P.O. Box 913, Dunedin, New Zealand
Interests: developmental biology; chromatin; cohesin; leukemia; zebrafish; disease modelling
Prof. Dr. Achille Iolascon
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Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnologies, University Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: anemias; pediatric hematology; red blood cell disorders; neuroblastoma
Dr. Manuel Irimia
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Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: evolution; transcriptomics; genomics; alternative splicing; intron; microsynteny
Prof. Dr. Rodolfo Iuliano
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Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Clinica, Università “Magna Graecia” di Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: gene variants; functional studies; signal transduction; gene regulation
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Dr. Marko Jakopovic
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Clinical Center for Pulmonary Diseases Jordanovac, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: non-small cell lung cancer; small-cell lung cancer; mesothelioma; thymoma
Prof. Dr. Bina Joe
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Program in Physiological Genomics, Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, USA
Interests: microbiome; rats; metabolomics; Hypertension; metabolism; genetic; mapping
Dr. Albert Jordan
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CSIC - Instituto de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona (IBMB), Barcelona, Spain
Interests: histones; histone H1; chromatin; heterochromatin; gene expression; interferon; HIV transcription; HIV latency
Dr. Colleen Glyde Julian
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Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
Interests: gene-environment interaction; human adaptation to hypoxia; developmental programming; genomics; epigenomics
Prof. Dr. Konstantin Khrapko
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Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: basic biology of aging; dynamics of intracellular mitochondrial population; nuclear pseudogenes of mtDNA - NUMTs; human evolution; somatic mitochondrial DNA mutations, their abundance and relevance to human aging and disease
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Dr. Eric B. Kmiec
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Gene Editing Institute, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, ChristianaCare, Newark, DE 19713, USA
Interests: CRISPR/Cas- directed gene eding; small molecules; HDR, NHEJ; regulation of genome editing
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Dr. Vladimir Korinek
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Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: cell biology; genetics; gastrointestinal tract; intestinal epithelium; stem cells; colorectal cancer; Wnt signaling; TCF/LEF proteins; mouse models; gene targeting
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Prof. Dr. Rajiv Kumar
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Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: melanoma genetics; telomere biology
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Dr. Roberta La Starza
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Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, Laboratory of Molecular Medicine (CREO), Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Perugia, Piazzale Menghini 9, 06132 Perugia, Italy
Interests: acute leukemia; acute lymphoblastic leukemia; cytogenetics; molecular-cytogenetics; microarray
Prof. Dr. Yun-Fai Chris Lau
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Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Genetics, Department of Medicine, VA Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
Interests: Y chromosome genes; sex determination; sexual dimorphisms; developmental genetics; cell cycle; male-specific cancers
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Prof. Dr. Ordan Lehmann
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Ophthalmology and Medical Genetics Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H7, Canada
Interests: Genetics, neuro-development, ophthalmic genetics, ciliation
Dr. Giuseppe Limongelli

Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
Interests: inherited and rare heart disease; cardiomyopathies; ion channel disease; aortopathies
Dr. Jiqiang (Lanny) Ling
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Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: protein synthesis; translational fidelity; bacterial stress responses; antibiotic mechanisms
Dr. Bastien Llamas
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1. Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, School of Biological Sciences, Environment Institute, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
2. National Centre for Indigenous Genomics, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia
Interests: ancient DNA; paleogenomics; evolutionary genomics; population genomics; pangenomics; indigenous genomics
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Dr. Felix Loosli
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Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems, Biological Information Processing (IBCS-BIP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), D-76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
Interests: vertebrate; teleost; development; genetics; genomics
Dr. Bernard S. Lopez
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Institut Cochin, INSERM, CNRS, Paris, France
Interests: DNA double strand breaks repair; replication stress; homologous recombination; non-homologous end-joining; genetic rearrangement
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Dr. Félix Machín
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Hospital Universitario Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Interests: chromosome segregation; cancer; genomic instability; DNA repair; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; chemical genetics
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Dr. Juan Alberto Marchal Ortega
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Departmento de Biología Experimental, Universidad de Jaén, E23071 Jaen, Spain
Interests: chromosome biology; mitosis; cell cycle checkpoints; genetic basis of primary microcephaly; genome stability
Prof. Dr. Javier Martin
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Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina Lopez‐Neyra, CSIC, PTS Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: autoimmunity; rheumatic diseases; genomics; epigenomics; transcriptomics; functional genomics
Prof. Dr. José María Martínez-De-La-Casa
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Cooperative Research Network on Age-Related Ocular Pathology, Visual and Life Quality (OFTARED), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Interests: glaucoma; congenital glaucoma; surgery; pseudoexfoliation; intraocularpressure; trabecular meshwork
Dr. Jean Molinier
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Institut de Biologie Moleculaire des Plantes, Strasbourg, France
Interests: DNA repair; small RNA; genome-epigenome dynamics; abiotic stress
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Prof. Dr. Yuri A. Motorin
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Department of Molecular Biology, Université de Lorraine, UMR 7365 CNRS, CS 25233, France
Interests: modified nucleotides in RNA molecules; primarily pseudouridine and methylated nucleotides (m5C)
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Special Issue in Genes: RNA Modifications
Prof. Dr. Kenta Nakai
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Prof. Dr. Giovanni Neri

Sezione di Medicina Genomica, Dipartimento Scienze della Vita e Sanità Pubblica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 00168 Rome, Italy
Interests: intellectual disability; malformation syndromes; fragile X syndrome; X-linked intellectual disability
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Prof. Dr. Daotai Nie
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Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology , Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Simmons Cancer Institute, Springfield, IL 62794-9626, USA
Interests: cancer biology; tumor progression; metastasis; prostate cancer; breast cancer; autophagy; cancer drug; drug resistance; long non-coding RNA; retrogene; pseudogene; gene function
Prof. Dr. Olaf Nielsen
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Functional Genomics, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: genome stability; DNA replication; cell-cycle control; fission yeast; ubiquitination; small unstructured proteins
Prof. Dr. Hideo Nishitani
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Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo, Ako-gun 678-1297, Japan
Interests: replication; repair; cell cycle control of genome integrity
Dr. Eishi Noguchi
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Interests: DNA replication; DNA repair; genomic instability; cancer; aging
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Prof. Dr. Patrick O'Donoghue
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1. Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
2. Department of Biochemistry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Interests: epigenetics; genetic code expansion; molecular evolution; non-canonical amino acids; post-translational modifications; protein/RNA engineering; protein synthesis; sense codon recoding; redox biology; tRNA; mistranslation; neurodegeneration
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Prof. Dr. David A. D. Parry

Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics (DICATAM), University of Brescia, Via Branze, 43 25123 Brescia, Italy
Interests: fibrous proteins; structural studies; sequence analyses; X-ray diffraction
Dr. Guillaume Pavlovic
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PHENOMIN-Institut Clinique de la Souris, Celphedia, CNRS, INSERM, IGBMC, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg 67404, France
Interests: gene expression; molecular genetics; rodent mutants; CRISPR/Cas editing; genetic engineering; microbiota analyses
Prof. Dr. Graziano Pesole
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Department Of Biosciences, Biotechnologies And Biopharmaceuticals, University of Bari Aldo Moro, 70121 Bari, Italy
Interests: comparative genomics; mitogenomics; epigenomics; bioinformatics; RNA editing; gene expression regulation
Prof. Dr. Borut Peterlin

Division of Medical Genetics, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: public health genomics; genome projects; integratomics; neurogenetics; reproductive genetics; complex disorders
Dr. Anton I Petrov
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European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire CB10 1SD, UK
Interests: non-coding RNA; bioinformatics; databases; RNA structure and function; RNA 3D structure; RNA 3D motifs
Prof. Dr. Robert Philibert
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1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
2. Behavioral Diagnostics LLC, Coralville, IA, 52241, USA
Interests: behavioral genetics; translational and clinical genetics; epigenetics; tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use; DNA methylation
Dr. Sean P. Place
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Department of Biology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA
Interests: functional genomics; gene regulation; epigenetics; gene duplication; cellular stress
Dr. Elisa Porcellini
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Non-coding RNA & cancer biomarkers lab, Dipartimento di Medicina Specialistica, Diagnostica e Sperimentale-DIMES, via S. Giacomo 14, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: miRNA; lncRNA; gene expression analysis; gene regulation; DNA methylation; cancer; mutations
Prof. Dr. Raúl Estévez Povedano
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Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiological Sciences II, IDIBELL-Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: Ion channels; chloride; rare diseases; myelin
Prof. Dr. Inga Prokopenko
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Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, School of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Interests: statistical genetics; genetics of complex traits; multi-phenotype analysis; machine learning; GWAS/EWAS; longitudinal studies; metabolomics; proteomics; microbiome
Dr. António Sebastião Rodrigues
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Centre for Toxicogenomics and Human Health, Genetics, Oncology and Human Toxicology, NOVA Medical School/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1099-085 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: DNA repair; DNA damage; microRNA; cancer drug resistance
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Prof. Dr. Tomaiuolo Rossella
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Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, 20132 Milan, Italy
Interests: genetic tests; reproductive medicine; male infertility; female infertility; antenatal diagnosis; preimplantation diagnosis; prenatal diagnosis (PND); non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPT); antenatal age
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Prof. Dr. Dimitrios H. Roukos
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1. Centre for Biosystems and Genome Network Medicine, Ioannina University, Ioannina, Greece
2. Department of Surgery, Ioannina University Hospital, Ioannina, Greece
3. Department of Systems Biology, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), Athens, Greece
Interests: cancer; precision medicine; intra-tumor heterogeneity with multi-regional next generation sequencing (NGS); circulating cell free DNA-NGS; genomebased biomarkers development; transcriptome-based drug development; cell-cell interactions
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Dr. Tilman Sanchez-Elsner
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Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Sir Henry Wellcome Laboratories, Centre for Cancer Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
Interests: macrophages; microRNAs; epigenetics; transcription; cancer immunology; asthma; inflammatory bowel disease
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Topical Collection in Genes: microRNA Omnibus
Dr. Miloslav Sanda
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Department of Oncology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA
Interests: personalized medicine; genome-wide association studies (GWAS); liver cirrhosis; hepatocellular carcinoma; nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; proteogenomics
Prof. Dr. Alan F. Scott
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The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Interests: comparative and evolutionary genomics; sequencing and genotyping technology; genome assembly; gene annotation; genetic basis of mendelian and complex disorders
Dr. Idan Shalev
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Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State, University, University Park, PA 16801, USA
Interests: biological aging; telomeres; stress biology
Prof. Dr. Yongyong Shi
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Bio-X Institutes, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China
Interests: genetics; genomics; brain sciences; psychiatric disorders; synthetic biology
Dr. Cristiano Simone

DIMO, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari 70124, Italy
Interests: medical genetics; cancer genetics; cancer biology; familial cancer; hereditary cancer syndromes
Prof. Dr. Paula Soares
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1. Medical Faculty, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
2. I3S- Instituto de Investigacao e Inovacao em Saude University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
3. IPATIMUP - Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: oncobiology; endocrine cancer; molecular genetics; thyroid; neuroendocrine cancer; oncogenes; metabolism; signalling; telomerase
Prof. Dr. Young Chang Sohn

Department of Marine Molecular Biosciences, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gangneung 25457, Korea
Interests: endocrinology; neuroendocrinology; hormone; receptor; comparative physiology; marine invertebrates; fisheries
Prof. Dr. Panos Soultanas
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Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, School of Chemistry, University Park University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Interests: DNA replication mechanisms; DNA repair mechanisms; molecular motors; Bacillus subtilis; bacterial host pathogen interactions; biomolecular interactions; multi-protein complexes; protein structure/function
Dr. David C. Spray
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Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
Interests: calcium signaling; hormone signaling; gap junctions
Prof. Dr. Clifford J. Steer
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Department of Medicine and Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Interests: receptor-mediated delivery; liver regeneration; microRNA biogenesis; genome editing
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Dr. Fabio Stossi
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Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: nuclear receptors; microscopy; single cell gene transcription; environmental toxicants; high content image analysis
Dr. Rona Strawbridge
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1. Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, 1 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
2. Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: schizophrenia; bipolar disorder; major depressive disorder; psychiatric endophenotyes; cardiovascular disease; metabolic disease
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Dr. Subree Subramanian
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Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Interests: colorectal cancer; sarcoma; osteosarcoma; immune response; exosomes; extra cellular vesicles; tumor immunology; microRNAs; gene regulation
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Dr. Masako Suzuki

Department Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
Interests: DNA methylation; genetics; Epigenetics; developmental origins of health and diseases; prenatal environment
Dr. Przemyslaw Szafranski
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Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: molecular genetics and genomics of human and Drosophila; evolutionary mitogenomics; transposable elements; homing nucleases; long non-coding and circular RNAs; unconventional splicing
Dr. Adriano Tagliabracci
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Department of Excellence of Biomedical Sciences and Public Health, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
Interests: forensic genetics; molecular autopsy; forensic pathology; forensic toxicology; legal medicine; massive parallel sequencing
Dr. Iguchi Taisen

Department of Life and Environmental System Science, Graduate School of Nanobioscience, Yokohama City University, Yokohama 236-0027, Japan
Interests: molecular basis of environmental sex determination
Dr. Hirokazu Takahashi
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Saga University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5-1-1, Nabeshima, Saga, Japan
Interests: metabolic syndrome; nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; diabetes; translational research; RNAseq; mRNA array; GWAS
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Dr. Francesca Tuorto
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Division of Biochemistry, Mannheim Institute for Innate Immunoscience (MI3, Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University), D-68167 Mannheim, Germany
Interests: RNA; epitranscriptomics; tRNA; protein translation; RNA modifications; tRNA splicing
Dr. Kumiko Ui-Tei
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Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Interests: gene regulation; protein-noncoding RNAs; short interfering RNAs; microRNAs
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Prof. Dr. Andrea Urbani
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Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Department Basic Biotechnol Sci Intensivol & Perioperat, Rome, Italy
Interests: Precision medicine, molecular diagnostics, proteomics, mass spectrometry, genomics
Dr. Alejandro Vaquero
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Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: epigenetics; sirtuins; chromatin; stress response; genome stability; aging
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Prof. Dr. Karen M. Vasquez
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Department of Oncology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
Interests: DNA damage and repair; DNA structure-induced genetic instability; mechanisms of mutagenesis; cancer etiology
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Dr. Stefano Volinia
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Department of Translational Medicine, University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
Interests: cancer; RNAseq; single-cell; spatial transcriptomics; metastasis; CTC
Dr. Melanie Waldenberger
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Research Unit of Molecular Epidemiology and Institute of Epidemiology Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany
Interests: epidemiology; DNA methylation; environmental influences on the methylome
Prof. Dr. Malgorzata Wasniewska
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Department of Human Pathology of Adult- and Childhood, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: pediatric endocrinology; autoimmune diseases
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Dr. Daniel J. Weisenberger

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
Interests: DNA methylation; epigenetics; CIMP; gene regulation; chromatin; cancer
Prof. Dr. Lisa Wiesmüller
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Division of Gynecological Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Ulm, Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075 Ulm, Germany
Interests: DNA repair; recombination and replication; DNA damage response (DDR); DNA tolerance mechanisms; biomarkers and therapeutic strategies targeting DDR factors
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Dr. Maciej Wnuk
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Department of Biotechnology, University of Rzeszow, Pigonia 1 A0, 35-310 Rzeszow, Poland
Interests: cell biology; cancer; yeast; yeast genetics; single cell analysis
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Prof. Dr. Yun-Gui Yang
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Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: RNA modification; RNA methylation; m6A; m5C; m7G
Dr. Mayumi Yoshioka
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Functional Genomics Laboratory, Endocrinology and Nephrology Axis, CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Center, Québec, QC G1V 4G2, Canada
Interests: functional genomics; metabolism; endocrinology; neprology; molecular medicine
Prof. Dr. Jun Yu
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Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: genomics; genome sequencing; genome evolution; genome organisation
Dr. Kalliopi Zachou
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Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
Interests: hepatology; autoimmune hepatitis; primary biliary cholangitis; viral hepatitis; epigenetics
Prof. Dr. Lubo Zhang
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Center for Perinatal Biology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA 92350, USA
Interests: development; epigenetic modulation; programming; DNA methylation/demethylation; micro RNAs; histone modification; heart; brain; hypoxia
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